FACT SHEET: The President’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative and…

first_img(Thursday), President Obama launched the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) to expand opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs and civil society activists. Building on the success of the President’s young leader initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, YLAI will incubate and accelerate the work of young business and civil society leaders from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. YLAI will provide 250 fellowships each year to enable participants from the United States and the region to develop joint business and civil society initiatives. The preponderance of the fellowships will take place at universities, incubators, and non-governmental organizations across the United States, while follow-on exchanges will send Americans to Latin America and the Caribbean to continue the collaboration. YLAI fellows will receive ongoing support through a continuum of networking, mentorship, and investment opportunities.Fifty-eight percent of the population in Latin America and the Caribbean is under 35. Despite important economic gains over the last decade, significant challenges – including limited access to jobs, capital, and advanced educational opportunities, and the availability of illicit employment opportunities – hold many youth back from reaching their full potential. YLAI will help address the opportunity gap for youth, especially women, by empowering entrepreneurs and civil society leaders with the training, tools, networks, and resources they need to transform their societies and contribute more fully to economic development and prosperity, security, human rights, and good governance in the hemisphere. Read more at: US State Department Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Apr 10, 2015 Apr 9, 2015 President Obama in Jamaica pays tribute to Bob Marley WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Nuttin’ but love for Obama in… center_img Apr 10, 2015 You may be interested in… Jamaica interaction with President Obama a ‘momentous occasion’ for youthIf you have ever had the pleasure of witnessing unforgettable history unfold, or experienced the sheer excitement of being on the brink of an experience you’ve only read in books or seen in a film, you might understand the anticipation, and wave of exuberant curiosity that surged upon Jamaica’s shores,…April 14, 2015In “CARICOM”CARICOM says new US$70M initiative could spur youth entrepreneurshipThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which has long lamented the lack of opportunities for youths, has hailed a new U.S government initiative in the region. CARICOM Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque told Guyanese journalists in Panama City that the initiative is to boost entrepreneurial capacity among youths in the 15-nation regional trade and…April 13, 2015In “CARICOM”Flashback to the Forum on Population, Youth and DevelopmentThe CARICOM Secretariat recently collaborated with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), EU Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, (UNECLAC), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Commonwealth Secretariat and other partners to organise the Caribbean Forum on Population, Youth and Development. The Forum was held 24 -26 July at the Marriott Hotel…August 3, 2018In “Associate Member States”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

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Kent Stickley Named Vice President of Marketing for Brake Parts Inc.

first_imgMCHENRY, IL — Brake Parts Inc. has named aftermarket veteran Kent Stickley as its new vice president of marketing. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement This announcement was made today by John Washbish, vice president Under Vehicle Group of Dana’s Automotive Aftermarket operation. “Kent is uniquely qualified to serve in this position,” said Washbish. “He has worked the gamut in the aftermarket from sales and marketing to merchandising and operations and he has also worked for distributors as well as manufacturers. Kent’s tremendous personal and working relationships with all of our customers will also pay big dividends for Brake Parts Inc., especially as we continue to implement our customer relationship management strategies.” Stickley, who has more than 25 years of automotive aftermarket experience, comes to Brake Parts Inc. from Prolong International where he has worked since 2002 as vice president of sales and director of sales for the Eastern region. At Prolong, he was responsible for generating sales and profits through wholesale and retail customers while helping re-position the brand with new products and new marketing and sales initiatives. Prior to working at Prolong, Stickley was the vice president of sales and marketing for Midas International in Chicago from 1999 to 2002. For Midas, he directed wholesale parts sales to the 2,000 franchises and more than 100 warehouse distributors in the USA and Canada. He was also responsible for sales marketing and product development. Advertisement From 1997 to ’99, Stickley worked at Pep Boys as vice president of the Commercial Division. He helped launched Pep Boys startup commercial auto business and in his tenure at Pep Boys, sales grew from $33 million in 1997 to $294 by the time he left in 1999. Stickley has also held senior marketing, sales and operations positions with Republic Automotive, Nationwise Auto Parts, Auto Source Inc., Chief Auto Parts and Maseey-Ferguson. From 1978 to ’86, Stickley served as director of marketing and vice president of marketing for NAPA in Atlanta. He began his aftermarket career as a sales manager for Monroe in 1976. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

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Tenneco Announces Executive Promotion

first_imgLAKE FOREST, IL — Tenneco has promoted Kenneth Trammell, senior vice president and CFO, to executive vice president and CFO. The promotion is effective immediately. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement As CFO, Trammell is responsible for Tenneco’s finance strategy, financial planning and analysis, accounting, tax, treasury and investor relations. He is a member of the senior management team and reports directly to Chairman and CEO Mark Frissora. Trammell has been serving as the company’s CFO since September 2003. Prior to his current role, he was vice president and controller, a position he had held since November 1999 when Tenneco became a stand-alone automotive supply company. Previously, he was with Tenneco Inc., the former conglomerate that included what is now Tenneco. He joined Tenneco in 1996 as assistant controller and was promoted to corporate controller the following year. At that time, his responsibilities included all accounting and SEC reporting requirements for the company including spin-offs and mergers of a number of its businesses and operations. Prior to joining Tenneco, Trammell was with Arthur Andersen LLP for 12 years, and was responsible for audits and consultation on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures for the firm’s corporate clients. Trammell, 45, holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Houston and earned his CPA certificate in Texas. He is a member of Financial Executives International, an organization of Fortune 500 chief financial officers, treasurers and controllers, and serves on its Committee on Corporate Reporting, which monitors, reviews and establishes positions on accounting directives. Advertisement To learn more about Tenneco, go to: www.tenneco.com . _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

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Oshkosh Corp. Appoints John Hamre to Board of Directors

first_imgOSHKOSH, Wis. — Oshkosh Corp. has elected John Hamre, Ph.D. to the company’s board of directors. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Hamre serves as president and chief executive officer for the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), a bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., that provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector and civil society. He has been with the organization since 2000. Prior to joining CSIS, Hamre served as the 26th deputy secretary of defense from 1997 until 2000. From 1993 to 1997, he served as under secretary of defense (comptroller). In 2007, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates appointed Hamre to serve as chairman of the Defense Policy Board. “We are very excited to have John join our board. His talent and years of experience will be a great benefit as our company continues to grow,” said Michael Grebe, presiding director and chairman of the Board’s Governance Committee. “We’re pleased to welcome John to our Board. We expect that his substantial international, political and economic background will enhance the direction our Board provides for the corporation and our shareholders,” said Robert Bohn, Oshkosh Corp. chairman and chief executive officer. Before working in the Department of Defense, Hamre worked for 10 years as a professional staff member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He also served in the Congressional Budget Office from 1978 through 1984. Advertisement Hamre received his Ph.D., with distinction from the School of Advanced International studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. He received his. B.A. from Augustana College, South Dakota, and studied as a Rockefeller fellow at the Harvard Divinity School.last_img read more

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Grammy Nominated Singer/Songwriter Kim Richey To Perform June 27 At Fuller Lodge

first_imgSinger/song writer Kim Richey will perform June 27 at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photoCOMMUNITY News:Grammy nominated, singer/songwriter Kim Richey will make a stop June 27 at Fuller Lodge in support of her critically acclaimed release Edgeland. (2018).  The Nashville-based, progressive country artist has recorded eight albums of her own and written for many of the industry’s biggest names.  Her songs have been recorded by Trisha Yearwood, “Believe Me Baby (I Lied)”, Radney Foster, “Nobody Wins” and Brooks & Dunn “Every River”.  Richey also has contributed vocals on albums with the likes of Jason Isbell, Ryan Adams, Reba McEntire and Mary Chapin Carpenter.“I try not to produce shows during the summer months,” local promoter Jonathan Lathrop said, “but I have really struggled in my attempt to bring more women artists to Los Alamos, so I jumped at the opportunity when Kim’s agent called.  Kim’s body of work and influence in the industry are indicative of her talent and attention to her craft and we are lucky to have her visit us.”The seated show is produced by Lathrop’s Live in Los Alamos and will see Richey accompanied by one other musician. Beer and wine from Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op, as well as dinner, will be available at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Los Alamos Schools Credit Union for $15 (cash or check only), at liveinlosalamos.com for $17.50, or at the door for $20.last_img read more

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Marr Has Perfect Prediction In Weekly Pace Race

first_imgACRR News:Jackie Marr had a perfect prediction in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on Barranca Mesa in the Deer Trap Mesa race. Other accurate predictors include:Duane Marr with a 6 second differential;Michael Cooper recording a 55 second differential;Sean Thomas at 63 seconds off;Mark Bjorklund at 72 seconds off;On the 1 mile course Jonah Pratt, 12, was the first finisher at 8:41 and Sarah Stangl recorded a 9:41 for top female finisher;On the 2 mile course Zach Medin was first with a time of 16:37. Roxana Candia finished first in the female category at 20:37; andOn the 3.6 mile course Ryan Smeltzer came in first at 30:14 and Katie Gattiker recorded a 51:08 for top female.Next week’s race is 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 2 just past the ski hill lodge on the Canada Bonita Trail. 1 mile paved and trail runs and 3 mile trail run will be available.For more information call 505.672.1639 or visit the www.atomicrunners.com.last_img read more

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State Program Trains 2,300 Workers At 70 Companies

first_imgThe JTIP Board meets monthly to consider proposals & amendments from companies. To learn more about JTIP and other EDD programs, visit http://gonm.biz. SANTA FE ― A start-up that helps retailers compete with Internet sellers and a company that builds unmanned solar aircraft are among the firms awarded job-training grants in June, said Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes. The most recent grants went to seven companies to train 52 workers in areas from chemistry to electronics and tech assembly to solar installation. The average wage for the JTIP trainees was $18.04. The June awards are the last of the 2019 Fiscal Year for the Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP), one of the top employee-training programs in the United States. JTIP funds classroom and on-the-job training for newly created jobs in expanding or relocating businesses for up to 6 months. The program reimburses 50-75 percent of employee wages. In 2019, JTIP obligated $16.7 million to train 2,333 New Mexicans. Of the trainees, 274 are in film; 1,433 are in manufacturing; 1,192 live in rural communities; 29 are interns; and 151 were Step Up trainees, those at an existing job learning a new skill. The Legislature created JTIP, formerly known as the Industrial Development Training Program, or “in plant training,” in 1972. Since then, JTIP has supported the creation of almost 50,000 jobs for New Mexicans. The Legislature has allocated $10 million for JTIP in the coming fiscal year. Eligibility for JTIP funds depends on the company’s business, the role of the new jobs in that business, and the trainees themselves. JTIP eligibility guidelines can be found on the EDD website. Seventy businesses were assisted in Fiscal Year 2019 – a record as far back as EDD can obtain data. From that number 24 were rural businesses in communities that include Belen, Berino, Carlsbad, Church Rock, Clovis, Deming, Farmington, Los Lunas, Loving, Navajo Nation, Portales, Questa, Roswell, Santa Teresa, Sunland Park, and Taos. NMED News: “It’s clear that businesses in every corner of New Mexico are using JTIP as a tool for job growth and expansion,” Cabinet Secretary Keyes said. “We are pleased that more than half the employees that benefited from JTIP were in rural parts of New Mexico and they were able to learn new skills and advance in their own communities.” The following companies received awards at the June 14, 2019 JTIP Board meeting in Santa Fe.SpinLaunch, an aerospace company specializing in the use of kinetic energy to launch satellites into low-earth orbit for research and telecommunications, was awarded $368,000 for 15 trainees at Spaceport America with an average wage of $29.40, www.spinlaunch.comRural Sourcing, an IT provider for cloud storage and maintenance applications, was awarded $245,000 for 12 jobs in Albuquerque with an average wage of $33, www.ruralsourcing.comBest Deal Retailer, a technology company that helps brick-and-mortar retailers close the pricing gap for the same merchandise offered online, was awarded $140,722 for 11 jobs in Albuquerque with an average wage of $26 an hour, www.bestdealretailer.comMega Corp., a manufacturer of water and fuel tanks for mining applications, was awarded $37,500 for 6 jobs in Albuquerque with an average wage of $17.46 an hour, www.megacorpinc.comSilent Falcon, a manufacturer of solar-electric unmanned aircraft for use in public safety, defense and mapping, was awarded $64,000 for 5 trainees with an average wage of at $27.48 an hour, www.silentfalconuas.coRingIR, a startup based in the WESST Enterprise Center that is a spinoff from the University of South Wales in Australia, is trying to commercialize recognition technology. It was awarded $37,527 for 2 jobs with an average wage of $32, www.ring-ir.comAffordable Solar, an Albuquerque company which has been awarded JTIP previously, was approved for $22,000 for one additional job at $38.50 an hour, www.affordable-solar.com JTIP dollars are reimbursed to businesses after employee training is completed and reporting requirements are certified by the Economic Development Department.last_img read more

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Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church Fall Conference Features Simonetta Carr On Broken Pieces And The God Who Mends Them

first_imgThe Fall Conference is 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 for the first session and there will be two sessions at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. A lunch will be offered free of charge after the conference — but interested parties are asked to please RVSP to the church email at info@bapca.org or call 505.672.3364. Note: Child Care is not available during this conference. Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church in White Rock is hosting a Fall Conference that will touch upon the difficult theme of mental illness in the church with the hope of encouraging families in similar situations. The conference is offered free of charge. Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church News:center_img She was born in Italy and has lived and worked in different cultures as elementary school teacher, home-schooling mother, Italian language instructor, freelance writer, translator and editor. Carr is the author of the award-winning series Christian Biographies for Young Readers (Reformation Heritage Books), and of Broken Pieces and the God Who Mends Them (P & R). She writes a regular column Cloud of Witnesses for the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. Carr lives in San Diego, Calif. with her husband Thomas and the youngest of their eight children. About Simonetta Carr:last_img read more

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BLM Quarterly Oil & Gas Lease Sale Nets $18,394,059

first_imgThe BLM awards oil and gas leases for a term of 10 years and as long thereafter as there is production of oil and gas in paying quantities. If the leases result in producing oil or gas wells, revenue from royalties based on production is also shared with the state. Nearly 50 percent of the revenue from the sale will go to the states where the oil and gas activity occurs—in this case New Mexico and Oklahoma—while the rest will go to the U.S. Treasury.   For this sale, the BLM offered leases on 16 parcels totaling 7,619.46 acres. The highest bid per acre was $18,501 sold to Federal Abstract Company for 40 acres in Lea County, New Mexico. The highest bid per parcel was a total of $15,341,534 sold to Chevron USA, Inc. in Eddy County, New Mexico, for 1,534 acres. SANTA FE — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) New Mexico raised $18,394,059 Thursday in its quarterly oil and gas lease sale. center_img BLM News: The BLM’s policy is to promote oil and gas development if it meets the guidelines and regulations set forth by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and other subsequent laws and policies passed by the U.S. Congress. The sales are also in keeping with the America First Energy Plan, which is an all-of-the-above plan that includes oil and gas, coal, strategic minerals, and renewable sources such as wind, geothermal, and solar, all of which can be developed on public lands.For more details about the sale results, please visit: https://www.blm.gov/programs/energy-and-minerals/oil-and-gas/leasing/regional-lease-sales/new-mexico.last_img read more

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New Mexico Environmental Law Center Attorney Eric Jantz Named 2019 Lawyer Of The Year

first_img2019 Lawyer of the Year Eric Jantz outside State District Court with Multi-Cultural Alliance for a Safe Environment Laura Watchempino of Acoma Pueblo and Candice Head-Dylla of Bluewater Valley Downstream Alliance. Courtesy photoLAW CENTER News:ALBUQUERQUE – Staff Attorney Eric Jantz for the nonprofit New Mexico Environmental Law Center (Law Center), is being honored by the Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law section of the New Mexico Bar Association as Lawyer of the Year.Jantz has been with the Law Center for 18 years and focuses much of his efforts on uranium mining impacts and cleanup in the primarily Navajo communities in Cibola and McKinley counties, and on air quality issues in Albuquerque’s South Valley.He has worked with front-line communities to prevent re-starting uranium mining on Mt Taylor and worked closely with McKinley County residents to demand that the County Commission approve a moratorium on new uranium mining while a study is completed on the disparate impacts of past and possible future mining on the environment and public health. In Albuquerque’s valley neighborhoods, he has worked for many years with communities to force the City of Albuquerque and the City-County Air Quality Board to analyze the cumulative impact from the high density of industrial facilities scattered among long-established neighborhoods when weighing approval of new air quality permits.Advancing community interests also involves advancing civil and human rights. On behalf of clients in Albuquerque’s valley, Jantz filed a Title VI complaint under the federal Civil Rights Act over disparate impacts of air quality permitting activities on environmental justice communities. He filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on behalf of Eastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Mining asking the Commission to investigate human rights violations by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the US government when they licensed new uranium mines in Crownpoint and Churchrock, and a report with the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of the Red Water Pond Road community charging the US government with violating the human rights of minority and indigenous populations affected by decades of uranium mining and milling.“I’m honored to receive this reward, particularly because this is the first time the award has been given to a lawyer who works with environmental justice communities,” Jantz said.The stated purposes of the NREEL Section are to provide “information and dialogue concerning issues affecting … the environment, and to provid[e] the highest possible quality of legal services to New Mexicans.” Successful Lawyer of the Year nominees have “superior knowledge of the substantive legal area in which they practice”; contribute in significant ways to natural resources, energy, or environmental law in New Mexico; advance the legal profession in NREEL’s areas through assistance to environmental lawyers and law students; “[d]emonstrat[e] innovative thinking”; and [s]upport the public interest and [d]emonstrate outstanding community contributions.”Law Center xecutive Director/Founder Doug Meiklejohn said, “As one of the few nonprofit environmental law firms in the country with an environmental justice mission, we almost always go up against deep-pocketed corporate polluters with the resources to hire teams of lawyers and experts. The fact that we are so often able to prevail is because we have lawyers like Eric working with New Mexico’s diverse low-income environmental justice communities to protect our state’s precious air, land and water.”last_img read more

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