CARICOM Secretariat mounts display to observe Caribbean Wellness Day

first_img Sep 12, 2020 You may be interested in… Sep 10, 2016 Since 2008, on every second Saturday in September people, organisations and communities from all over the Region have come together for CWD to strengthen the all-of-society response to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), promoting healthy living, activities and programmes that support wellness. This special day for health was mandated by the 2007 CARICOM Heads of Government Port-of-Spain Declaration on NCDs. In previous years the CARICOM Secretariat hosted various events and activities in recognition of Caribbean Wellness Day. Check out these flashback photos from Caribbean Wellness Day in 2014. This slideshow requires JavaScript. Today is being observed as Caribbean Wellness Day. The day is being celebrated under the theme ‘Healthy Children in Healthy Environments’. In recognition of Caribbean Wellness Day the CARICOM Secretariat has mounted a display highlighting the importance of healthy habits and highlighting the theme this year.center_img Help find solution to childhood obesity – CARPHA Head Message Caribbean Wellness Day – Dr. Joy St. John,… More information on Caribbean Wellness Day can be found at http://carpha.org/Media-Centre/Caribbean-Wellness-Day and http://www.onecaribbeanhealth.org/caribbean-wellness-day-2016/last_img read more

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CARPHA achieves international accreditation for testing quality of medicines

first_img Caribbean Public Health Day: In a Time of COVID-19 CARPHA Meets with Regional Stakeholders to Discuss Post Market Surveillance for Medicines(CARPHA Press Release) It is the right of all Caribbean people to have access to healthcare services, including essential quality medicines and pharmaceutical products they can trust. Poor quality and falsified medicines if left unchecked, can reverse progress the Region has made in its fight against diseases. “We live in…March 13, 2019In “Associate Member States”CDB announces programme to support increased trade among CARICOM Member StatesMarch 23, 2018, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved USD750,000 in funding for a programme that will assist the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) with strengthening intra-regional trade. At least five countries – Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Guyana, Saint Lucia and Suriname –…March 23, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”Belize citrus looking to rebound with accreditationThe CARICOM Region now has its first accredited citrus plant pathology laboratory, located in Belize. The Belize Citrus Growers Association’s (CGA) was awarded the ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation certificate by the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC) at the 32nd Meeting of the Council of the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and…May 29, 2018In “Belize”Share this on WhatsApp As Jamaica’s national accreditation body, JANAAC supports the effective development of the Jamaican economy by providing Conformity Assessment Bodies such as testing laboratories with internationally recognized accreditation services thereby fostering global confidence and facilitating trade between Jamaica and its regional and international partners.[su_box title=”CARPHA” style=”soft” box_color=”#b7e4f8″]CARPHA’s specialised laboratories provide support for the surveillance, prevention, promotion and control of important public health problems in the Region.[/su_box] Jul 2, 2020 ‘Historic’ Caribbean Dust Storm Shows Value of Forecast… Jun 29, 2020 Today is World Environment Day In his welcome remarks, Chairman of JANAAC Mr. Simon Roberts congratulated CARPHA on its achievement and stated that “CARPHA is now inducted into the “accreditation hall of fame” as our first accredited laboratory in the pharmaceutical field.  The accreditation certificate signifies that you’ve not only received recognition from JANAAC, but by extension the signatories to the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation Mutual Recognition Arrangement (ILAC-MRA).”  “The certification brings immense benefits to CARPHA. The status as an accredited laboratory distinguishes CARPHA-DTL from other pharmaceutical quality control facilities by providing the highest quality of service to Member States,” said Dr C. James Hospedales, CARPHA Executive Director.   He went on to say “CARPHA-DTL plays a critical role in providing valuable information that informs decision making and influence policy to strengthen health systems thereby promoting health lives and wellbeing.” Ms Sonia Thomas-Gordon, Acting Head, CARPHA-DTL stated “This is a momentous occasion. Pursuing accreditation shows the Agency’s commitment to providing the highest levels of quality testing to clients, and the same high level of quality in business practices. Several agencies have contributed to the development of the laboratory and to the success of the accreditation process. CARPHA DTL is extremely grateful for the technical and financial assistance provided by key supporters such as PAHO/WHO and CROSQ.” In closing Ms Thomas-Gordon said, “We are committed to providing testing services of the highest standards to our clients and to continually improve our quality management system.” The CARPHA-DTL will be introducing a new surveillance programme in 2018 where the laboratory will monitor medicines such as those used for the control of non-communicable diseases and other medicines. This initiative aligns with CARICOM’s strategy of advancing initiatives for health and wellness by ensuring access to safe, reliable medicines thereby improving the quality of life of the Region. Member States will have access to information to undertake evidence based approaches to enable warning, risk reduction and management of national public health risks. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Apr 22, 2020 Grenadians urged to be COVID-19 Smart – obey the law.… Jun 5, 2020 Kingston, Jamaica – Access to healthcare and essential quality medicines and pharmaceutical products is critical for the Caribbean population’s well-being and optimal health. Recently, the Drug Testing Laboratory (DTL) of Caribbean Public Health Agency received international accreditation for laboratory testing services. Conformity with the ISO17025:2005 standard marks a significant endorsement for the Agency’s capabilities to test the quality of pharmaceutical finished products such as capsules, tablets, creams, ointments, suspensions, syrups, and lotions. The accreditation certificate was granted to CARPHA-DTL by the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC) at a ceremony which took place at CARPHA-DTL offices. You may be interested in…last_img read more

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Henkel Strengthens Asia Sales Team, Names Craig Bell Sales Director, Japanese and Korean Key Accounts

first_imgDeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement MADISON HEIGHTS, MI — Henkel has announced the appointment of Craig Bell as sales director, Japanese and Korean key accounts for its North American automotive division effective Jan. 1, 2008. Bell will return to Henkel’s Madison Heights, MI, facility after a two-year stint in Dusseldorf, Germany, to lead the Japanese and Korean OEM and automotive component sales teams in North America. He will report to Dan Wohletz, vice president, automotive North America, Henkel. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “Profitably growing Henkel’s business with our Japanese and Korean OEM and supplier customers is critical to our continued success in the automotive industry,” said Wohletz. “I am confident that Craig will provide the leadership needed to strengthen our current business and will provide the level of global coordination necessary to support this growth.” Throughout his 14-year career with Henkel, Bell has held management roles in Henkel’s chemical management and marketing organizations. He currently serves as automotive marketing director in Dusseldorf, responsible for global strategy for the powertrain and components marketing segment. Bell holds a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from Oberlin College in Ohio.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. last_img read more

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Gary Phillips Becomes APRA Chairman

first_imgCHANTILLY, Va. – Gary Phillips was installed as the chairman of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) during the association’s recent International BIG R Show held Oct. 30 – Nov. 1 in Las Vegas. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Phillips grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., and moved to Tampa in 1978. Phillips has been working with Allison Transmissions as a primary career focus since he was 19 years old. He served as a technician, service manager and dealer development manager for a Detroit Diesel Allison Distributor. In 1981, Phillips founded Reliable Transmission Service as an Allison Transmission Regional Remanufacture and Service Center in Tampa. Reliable Transmission Service and affiliated companies, also known as “RTS,” are currently in seven locations serving customers that use Allison Transmissions in the South, Midwest and Texas, with plans to expand to other areas of the United States. Phillips served for five years as chairman of APRA’s Heavy Duty Transmission Division and several years as a member of the APRA Board of Directors. He was also instrumental in helping to form APRA’s Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group (HDRG) in 2005 and also assisted in organizing the first Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Summit just prior to the 2006 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas. Phillips stated, “I would like to see us grow our association membership by making the industry more aware of what APRA offers in benefits and services. But more importantly, as the voice of remanufacturing in Washington, D.C., I want everyone to know the value proposition we have worked on since 1941 in the legislative and government arena in Washington, D.C.”Advertisement Phillips will serve as APRA chairman until Oct. 31, 2011 at the conclusion of the next International BIG R Show in Las Vegas.last_img read more

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Moving Arts Española CNN HEROES Community Celebration Friday Sept. 6

first_imgMoving Arts Española News:Roger Montoya and Moving Arts Española CNN HERO distinction could only be made possible because of YOU–––our community. This is the direct reflection of the beautiful work we create together. And for that, we’re inviting you to join us in celebrating 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, with a fun, family friendly event. We’ll have free food and special screenings of all the CNN Videos!No one creates alone, and this community shares in our accomplishment!Learn more here.For more information about the CNN Heroes campaign or to check out the great works of other current Heroes, go to CNNHeroes.com. Follow CNN Heroes on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Watch: Pueblo Ballering Video Extralast_img read more

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Lauritzen: Life After 50 … Local Senior Center Programs

first_imgThis week, I am very excited to yet again talk about the many programs of the local senior centers, open to the public. A special lunch presentation on Uzbekistan is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oct. 24. Members Beverly and Martin Cooper take the community on a special journey by sharing culture and pictures as they travel the world. Uzbekistan is at the center of the many trails that made up the Silk Road, the primary commercial route for traders with China. They will share their experiences through photographs of great mosques, walled cities, large madrasas and elaborate necropolises. Tuesday Oct. 22, out student intern, Fernando Trujillo, will make a presentation on his work with criminal justice reform. His presentation is 11-11:30 a.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. His talk will focus on the importance of relationships and giving people second chances. This collaboration is the result of a UNM-LA internship opportunity, that covers many aspects of senior center services from our volunteer program, to communications and fundraising. Wednesday Oct. 23, join us yet again for a presentation at 12:30 p.m. on creating a Dementia Friendly Community. Ken Hendricks from Home Instead, Cynthia Goldblatt from UNM-LA and I will host this free presentation. You can learn how to extend kindness in unexpected situations. You will learn how to help someone who finds themselves in a situation where they may struggle. As our community ages, we may experience individuals in the early stages of symptoms that affect normal activity. The education continues as we move to the White Rock Senior Center.center_img Chef Michael Mason has crafted a lunch to tie in with the travel presentation. Community members are invited to lunch at the low cost of $10, but reservations must be made by calling 672.2034 before 10 a.m. the day of the presentation. Discounts are available for members 60 and over. The menu includes; Shashlik, skewered grilled meats in chicken or beef, Zamburug Dolma, a cheese stuffed mushroom, Plov (a rice pilaf), Nan (flat bread) and Baklava for dessert. By BERNADETTE LAURITZENExecutive DirectorLARSO Now we head back up the hill. Doyou know someone 90 or older? If so, they should join the senior center for free because Oct. 29, we will celebrate those 90 and over! The delightful staff of Ambercare will host a 90th birthday celebration 2-3 p.m. at the Los Alamos center. Only those 90 and over are invited to attend the ice cream social, complete with toppings. The event is meant for anyone who celebrates their 90th before the end of the year!last_img read more

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U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Developing Space Solar Power Beaming

first_imgAFRL researchers are focused on developing and demonstrating some of the key technologies necessary to integrate into a conceptual space-based power beaming system. Northrop Grumman will partner with AFRL and has been awarded a contract valued at more than $100 million to develop and deliver the critical hardware elements to support space-based experiments into this leading-edge technology. “The Space Solar Power Incremental Demonstrations and Research (SSPIDR) Project is a very interesting concept that will enable us to capture solar energy in space and precisely beam it to where it is needed,” Felt said. “SSPIDR is part of AFRL’s ‘big idea pipeline’ to ensure we continue to develop game-changing technologies for our Air Force, DoD, nation, and world.” AFRL is developing space-based solar power transmission capability. Courtesy/KAFB KAFB News: “Energy is a strategic enabler and potential vulnerability for our nation and our Department of Defense” said Col. Eric Felt, director of AFRL’s Space Vehicles Directorate. “To ensure DoD mission success we must have the energy we need at the right place at the right time.” KIRTLAND AFB ― The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, is developing space-based solar power transmission capability using high-efficiency solar cells to collect the sun’s energy, convert it to radio frequency, and beam it to earth. Providing uninterrupted, assured, and agile power to expeditionary forces operating in unimproved areas such as forward operating bases would provide an advantage to US and allied forces.last_img read more

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NMDOH Offers Smokers Quitline Services

first_imgNMDOH News:The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) encourages tobacco users statewide to use its free Quitline services as they join thousands nationwide for the annual Great American Smokeout® today.Created by the American Cancer Society, the annual Great American Smokeout® happens every year on the third Thursday of November. NMDOH provides the 1.800.QUIT.NOW program that offers free help to quit any type of tobacco product, including vaping products.In 2018, about 15.2 percent of adult New Mexicans were cigarette smokers, which is down from 17.5 percent in 2017, and an all-time low for the state.“A successful quit attempt starts with the decision to try, but nicotine is highly addictive – and it’s never easy to try to quit rapidly and without help.” said Department of Health Cabinet Secretary Kathy Kunkel. “These tools and support offered by our program help New Mexicans take back control of their health.”New Mexicans can call 1.800.QUIT.NOW (1.800.784.8669) for English, or 1-855-DEJELO-YA (1.855.335.3569) for Spanish, to receive free coaching, nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges for registered participants.There are also free web-based services at Quit Smoking Now and Dejelo Ya that offer additional online support. The cessation services offer 24-hour text message support. There is even TTY available for the deaf and hearing impaired at 1.877.777.6534.The New Mexico Department of Health continues to work towards decreasing rates of smoking, vaping and other tobacco use.last_img read more

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McQuiston: Four Common And Potentially Costly Homeowners Mistakes

first_imgBy ALLEN MCQUISTONThe Jemez AgencyOwning a home is usually a great experience. But it can also be a hassle, especially when unexpected issues pop up—whether you have a minor breakdown or a major catastrophe, it’s almost certainly going to require time and money to fix.In many instances, however, those “unexpected” issues shouldn’t really be a surprise at all, because they’re often caused by a lack of maintenance or other oversights by homeowners. And not just new homeowners, either: It’s common for people who have been in a home for years to neglect even some of the most basic tasks that can prevent problems down the road.Here are four mistakes we often see homeowners make—and tips from experts to help you avoid them:Forgetting about (or ignoring) the small stuff − The toilet that runs constantly? That faucet with a slow drip? The little crack in that one board on the deck? They might not seem like big problems, but they can turn into bigger issues over time. For example, a leaky faucet or running toilet might mean your water bill is higher than it should be. And that small crack can lead to rot, which could lead to having to replace the board—or the entire deck. When you see “small” things around the house, take steps to address them as soon as you can, because it likely will be a lot easier (and cheaper) today or tomorrow than a year from now.Not doing regular checks around the house − Speaking of seeing things around the house, how often do you look around the house? You’d be surprised how many homeowners haven’t been in their attic or crawlspace for years. It’s a good idea to do a walk-through periodically to look for issues such as leaks, areas of wear or other problems. And don’t forget to go outside. How is your roof looking? Do you see any cracks in your stucco? Are the seals around your doors and windows solid? It’s important to catch those things before the rainy season begins in the spring.Skipping maintenance on your appliances − Not only will keeping your appliances in good shape ensure they work effectively and prolong their lifespan, maintenance also can prevent serious risks. For example, when was the last time you cleaned out your dryer exhaust vent? No, not the screen you pull out when you’re doing laundry, but the one on the back or side. Too much lint buildup there can cause a fire—so clean it out at least once a year. You also should check the hoses connected to your washing machine and dishwasher. Are they worn? Do they need to be replaced? Do it now, before one fails when you’re not at home and causes significant water damage.Neglecting other systems − Your HVAC system needs attention so it won’t fail when you need it most. Having your furnace, heat pump and/or central AC unit serviced each year before you start using them heavily will alert you to any potential problems. You don’t want to find out that your furnace is out of whack when it’s 30 degrees outside, or that your AC is on the fritz when it’s 95. Change filters at the appropriate intervals, and if it’s been a while since you’ve had your ducts cleaned, consider that as well.Other tips:Clean your refrigerator coils at least once a year.Clear out your dishwasher’s food filter regularly.Vacuum up dust and other debris in window air conditioners before you start using them each year.Remember to test your smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors twice a year, installing fresh batteries each time.Your home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, so it pays to be diligent about caring for it. Keep your eyes open around the house. Don’t hesitate to get out the tools, or call a professional if needed. Remember, prevention is the best medicine—and that old saying holds true just as much for your home’s health as it does for yours.last_img read more

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RTD: 8 Routes Suspended/Modified Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

first_imgRTD will temporarily suspended or modified eight routes beginning Wednesday, March 25. Courtesy/RTDRTD News:While continuing to provide an essential service during the COVID-19 outbreak, the North Central Regional Transit District (RTD) has identified eight of its 29 routes that will be temporarily suspended or modified beginning Wednesday, March 25.The changes will be in effect until further notice.Suspended Routes: 400 Los Alamos; 290 Edgewood; and 305 Taos Express. Modified routes include the 800 Angel Fire route, which will operate Monday through Friday only, no weekend service. The 260 La Cienega, 270 Turquoise Trail, 280 Eldorado and 350 UNM Taos will each operate 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on a demand request ride basis. Riders on these routes needing service can call at least 24 hours in advance to schedule pick-up. The scheduled ride will only provide for pickups and drop-offs at designated stops along the existing route.The NCRTD continues to take aggressive measures to clean and disinfect passenger vehicles. Its top priorities are to continue service to the public, and to keep them and NCRTD employees healthy and safe. The District asks that anyone experiencing flu symptoms refrain from boarding NCRTD vehicles. Thank you for partnering with NCRTD to help prevent the spread of any germs and flu.The North Central Regional Transit District provides fare-free bus service on 27 of 29 routes to a service area that encompasses more than 10,000 square miles of north central New Mexico including the Counties of Los Alamos, Taos, Rio Arriba and Santa Fe; as well as the Pueblos of Pojoaque, Ohkay Owingeh, Nambé, San Ildefonso, Santa Clara and Tesuque. The agency’s signature “RTD Blue Buses” provide additional transit connections to Los Alamos Atomic City Transit, New Mexico Rail Runner, Santa Fe Trails, NMDOT Park and Ride and Red River Miner’s Transit.last_img read more

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