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CARIFESTA XIII – Spotlight on top class Caribbean fashion

first_img May 1, 2020 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Update 24 April – Barbados State of Emergency Extended You may be interested in… Aug 14, 2020 Apr 25, 2020 Antigua and Barbuda Still Committed to Hosting CARIFESTA in… Jul 28, 2020 Former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur to be buried… Machel Montano one of CARIFESTA XIV’s Brand AmbassadorsMachel Montano is one of the Brand Ambassadors for CARIFESTA XIV, which was launched in fine style on Tuesday night in Trinidad and Tobago. The launch event happened in the Ballroom at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre. It was a cultural explosion fitting for the commencement of preparations for…October 24, 2018In “Anguilla”IFD Meeting in Trinidad and Tobago to prepare for CARIFESTA XIVThe sixteenth Interim Festival Directorate Meeting is currently underway at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre on Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The purpose of the meeting is to advance planning for the fourteenth staging of the Caribbean Festival of Arts in August 2019. The team is also discussing arrangements for…October 22, 2018In “CARICOM”CARIFESTA XIV preparations in full swingPreparations for the fourteenth hosting of CARIFESTA in Trinidad and Tobago are well underway. The sixteenth meeting of the Interim Festival Directorate (IFD) was convened at the Trinidad Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre where planning for CARIFESTA XIV was the main item on the agenda.   The IFD team also…October 23, 2018In “Associate Member States”Share this on WhatsApp Barbados Enters Phase 2 Of Lock-down Exit Strategy last_img read more

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UK’s Approach to the Caribbean post Brexit

first_img Standards, Quality Still Important This does not mean, however, that the UK administrations have not been considering their relationship with the Caribbean countries. Since 2016, there have been high level contacts between Foreign and Trade Ministers at the bilateral, regional, Commonwealth, African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP), and United Nations (UN) levels. Over the next four weeks, though in a climate of uncertainty, there should be opportunities for engagements at the UN General Assembly, where there will be a Summit on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), New York, September 24-25, and at the Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting, London, October 10. In October 2018, the Guyana Chronicle reported that British High Commissioners to Guyana, Barbados/OECS, and Trinidad and Tobago, then meeting with the former Vice President of Guyana, Carl Greenidge, were part of a team working on a strategy to strengthen UK/Caribbean relations. This indicates that the British High Commissioners in the region have a mandate to develop a Caribbean strategy. An August 12 press release from the UK Department of International Trade (UK DIT) reported that it hosted an event in Bristol in partnership with the Caribbean Development Bank and the Caribbean Council showcasing  opportunities in the region for UK companies, including Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), in energy, infrastructure and other sectors. Recall that in March, the UK and the ACP Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) members signed the continuity Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) to ensure trade under preferential terms post Brexit. Bilaterally, the UK has been moving to strengthen its engagement with individual Caribbean countries, particularly Guyana. The UK Department of International Development (DFID), in its Caribbean profile, states that the UK sees the Caribbean as a key partner and indicates that it will continue development support focusing on specific UN SDGs – (7) affordable and clean energy; (8) decent work and economic growth; (9) building sustainable and resilient infrastructure; (13) promoting climate action; and (16) fostering peace, justice and strong institutions. The UK has keen interest in reducing crime and in promoting trade and business opportunities. Interestingly, DFID states, “As we leave the EU, we will strengthen bonds with the Commonwealth Caribbean, with DFID providing UK aid to poorer countries.” This could be a reference to the high and upper middle income status of Caribbean countries. DFID’s emphasis on opportunities for UK businesses and trade seems to be highlighting trade over aid. The UK also has to determine how it defines the Caribbean, whether it is the Commonwealth Caribbean (only the Anglophone Caribbean), CARICOM (which includes Haiti and Suriname), or CARIFORUM (which includes the Dominican Republic). So while former UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, did not visit the Caribbean as she did Africa, the UK has been making progress in designing a post Brexit strategy for its relationship with the Caribbean. On the Caribbean side, focus has been on concluding the continuity trade agreement, with some bilateral contacts and expressions of interest. What is not clear is whether the Caribbean is actively developing its strategy for engagement with a post Brexit UK (Global Britain) pending convening of the UK/Caribbean Forum. Submitted by Elizabeth Morgan, Specialist in International Trade Policy and International Politics Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 1, 2020 Oct 7, 2020 Opinion: The Caribbean and Brexit: Choppy seas?BY Elizabeth Morgan I have seen an article describing Caribbean concerns about Brexit in the aftermath of the 2016 referendum as much ado about nothing. This could not be further from the truth. Brexit is a ‘bread and butter’ issue about jobs and growth as are all other trade issues…September 20, 2018In “General”Brexit/EU/ACP-EU Post Cotonou Negotiations: transition phasesBy Elizabeth Morgan Brexit and a new UK PM Discussions on Brexit at the 8th Biennial Diaspora Conference last week showed the passion, anxiety and confusion which  this issue generates in the United Kingdom (UK). Members of the UK diaspora present at a location roundtable on this issue supported a…June 26, 2019In “In the Diaspora”Ending or Evolving: the UK/ACP RelationshipAn article in the Sunday Gleaner of February 2 titled “ACP Sugar Producers want UK to provide new incentives” led me to reflect further on the UK/ACP relationship post brexit. Resulting from the membership of the United Kingdom (UK) in the European Union (EU), forty-one (41) developing Commonwealth members joined…February 13, 2020In “Jamaica”Share this on WhatsApp Oct 7, 2020 By Elizabeth Morgan There have been several articles in the regional press in recent weeks speculating about the United Kingdom and Caribbean relationship after leaving the European Union (EU) scheduled for October 31 (Brexit day). The Caribbean should be examining its relationship with the UK post Brexit. I wish though to bring another perspective to this discussion. The UK/Caribbean Forum, aimed at strengthening cooperation between the UK and Caribbean countries, meets biennially, but has not met since 2016. It is now not likely to meet until 2020 when the political situation in the UK, hopefully, will be more stable and predictable. Currently, as October 31 approaches, the British political situation is most unsettled and it does appear that general elections are on the horizon.center_img Oct 14, 2020 Relations within the Western Hemisphere: an uneasy alliance Trade-in-Services and Technology: More missed opportunities… Trade in Services – For CARICOM, Tourism dominates You may be interested in…last_img read more

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ATC Technology Corp. Announces Appointment of John Pinkerton as Vice President and CFO

first_imgDOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — ATC Technology Corp. (ATC) has announced a streamlining of senior financial roles. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement CEO Todd Peters, commented, “Based on our on-going review and evaluation of company-wide cost reduction opportunities, we are combining the positions of chief financial officer and chief accounting officer to reduce the cost structure in our financial organization. “I am pleased to announce that John Pinkerton has been appointed vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately, and will retain his responsibilities as chief accounting officer, which he has held for the past year,” said Peters. “This appointment recognizes John’s decade-long contribution to ATC playing an integral role in the company’s overall financial management and strategic planning activities. I look forward to partnering with John in his new role and a continuation of our solid working relationship.” Peters added, “As a result of this change, Ashoka Achuthan will be leaving the company in mid-January, allowing time for a smooth transition. I want to thank Ashoka for his contributions to ATC and wish him continued success.” Headquartered in Downers Grove, Ill., ATC provides comprehensive engineered solutions for logistics and refurbishment services to the light-, and medium- and heavy-duty vehicle service parts markets and the consumer electronics industry.,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 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 DeMoulpied 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. 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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Terry Satchell of the Gates Corp. Joins CAWA’s Manufacturers Advisory Council

first_imgWith 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.  RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. — Terry Satchell has been appointed to the California/Nevada/Arizona Automotive Wholesalers Association’s (CAWA) MAC representing the Gates Corp. His office is in Roseville, Calif.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement He was appointed by Chair of the Board Tim Gerrity, of General Auto Parts in Oakland, Calif. “Mr. Satchell has had a long-term interest in CAWA and is very familiar with the association and will be an excellent addition to our leadership,” Gerrity said following the appointment. He went on to say, “Terry brings extensive industry experience to the association and will be a welcomed addition to serve CAWA in 2010.”                                                            CAWA is an automotive aftermarket trade association, which represents auto parts jobbers, warehouse distributors, retailers, manufacturers and manufacturer representatives in California, Nevada and Arizona. The association provides education, legislative, regulatory and business support to the industry and its membership.,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 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. 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 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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AMN Careers: Account Executive

first_imgDeMoulpied 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.  Public Relations agency is seeking an energetic, hard-working Account Executive to join their Ohio-based firm and serve as the main point person for up to six accounts. Candidates must have 3-5 years PR experience, strong written/oral communications and be a quick learner. Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications or Journalism required. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement For more details and to apply for this position, click here.,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 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 DeMoulpied 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. last_img read more

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U.S. Chemical & Plastics – Regional Sales Manager and Product Manager

first_imgFounded in 1950, U.S. Chemical & Plastics is internationally recognized for formulating and manufacturing premium automotive repair and refinish products distributed in over 60 countries. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement North East Regional Sales Manager U.S. Chemical & Plastics is in search of a North East Regional Sales Manager. In conjunction with the National Sales Manager, this position will help develop a written sales and marketing plan for area of responsibility to grow sales and profitability for the region, and then manage the implementation of the sales and marketing plans, strategies and tactics. This self motivated individual must be willing to travel and will require good management and communication skills to efficiently direct Territory Managers as well as rep agencies. Presentation skills & proficient in Microsoft Office is required. Knowledge of the Paint & Body industry is a plus. An Associates or Bachelor degree and sales management experience preferred. Product Manager U.S. Chemical & Plastics is in search of a Product Manager. This quality individual will work closely with the Director of Business Development by identifying and developing new products and markets for growth, improving current products, competitive analysis and SKU rationalization.  In addition integrate the efforts of the sales and marketing department with cross functional teams including purchasing and production.  Advertisement This individual will need good communication skills, Presentation skills and proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint. They must be willing to spend an appropriate amount of time in the field with sales reps, distributors and end users as to better understand the market. Associates or Bachelor degree and some product management preferred. Click the Apply Now button below for a full description of both positions and to submit a job application.last_img read more

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Cmdr. Oliver Morris Chosen For FBI National Academy

first_imgBy Carol A. ClarkLos Alamos Daily Postcaclark@ladailypost.comLos Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris has been chosen to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.With the critical issues facing the policing profession today, the FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders. The program serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies and raise law enforcement standards, knowledge and cooperation. “I’m very grateful for this opportunity to go to the national academy … it’s a very prestigious opportunity,” Morris said. “My hope is that I can bring back what I learn to my police department and my community to help make them better.”Participants study law, behavioral science, forensic science, understanding terrorism/terrorist mindsets, leadership development, communication, and health and fitness. They also participate in a wide range of leadership and specialized training, and share ideas, techniques and experiences with other law enforcement leaders.Morris, his wife Kateri and LAPD Chief Dino Sgambellone traveled Tuesday to FBI headquarters in Albuquerque for a briefing on what to expect at the national academy. They met two other officers also chosen for the 277th class of the national academy including Lt. Lori Carrillo of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office and Cmdr. Art Sanchez of the Albuquerque Police Department.“For the last 15 years, I’ve seen Oliver enjoy the best times and endure the worst times of his life being a police officer. He has the heart of a servant and finds his reward in helping others,” Kateri said. “He embraces the challenges that law enforcement presents, and tries to stay informed with community needs, while encouraging others to do the same. Having an opportunity like this, for him, is something he will never take for granted. He is really looking forward to obtaining the knowledge, training, and growth he desires from the FBINA so that he can implement it back home in any way he can. And I’m behind him 100 percent!”Chief Sgambellone nominated Morris for the national academy.“The FBI National Academy is recognized as a preeminent leadership program,” Sgambellone said. “I am delighted that Cmdr. Morris was selected to attend, and I know it will pay dividends to the department and to the citizens we serve, well into the future.”Cmdr. Morris told the Los Alamos Daily Post that he wanted to be a police officer ever since he was a young child. The Los Alamos Police Department hired him in 2004 and sent him to the New Mexico Department of Public Safety Academy. He graduated and two years later was promoted to corporal and went on to serve as the School Resource Officer at Los Alamos Middle School. While there, Cmdr. Morris also coached football and track. In 2008 he became a patrol sergeant and the following year a detective sergeant. Morris served in that position for five years before his promotion in 2014 to commander where he remains today.“I’ve had more opportunities at the Los alamos Police Department than I ever thought possible,” Morris said. “What I love about Los Alamos is its community support for its police officers and first responders and there is no other place I would rather serve.”Morris holds high praise for his officers saying if it wasn’t for them, he would not be able to take the opportunity to attend the FBI National Academy.“They are the boots on the ground and the ones who give up time with their families to work nights and weekends,” Morris said.Morris stresses his belief in community involvement. He serves as service director with the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. He also is immediate past president of the Los Alamos Public Safety Association and since first becoming a police officer has served as chair of the Los Alamos Special Olympics.“Community policing is very important to me and I encourage my officers to do the same,” Morris said.While at the FBI National Academy, Morris intends to earn a “Yellow Brick”, which is awarded to those individuals able to complete a 6.1-mile grueling run through a hilly, wooded trail built by the Marines. Along the way, the participants must climb over walls, run through creeks, jump through simulated windows, scale rock faces with ropes, crawl under barbed wire in muddy water, maneuver across a cargo net and much more.The FBI National Academy was established in the 1930s in response to a national push toward the standardization and professionalization of police departments in the U.S.There are three pillars to the FBI National Academy:Academic learning – Before arriving at Quantico, students register online for classes, so they already know which academic courses they’re enrolled in.The national academy follows a collegiate model, so attendees have core courses they have to take – like physical training and contemporary issues in law enforcement – but the rest of a student’s curriculum is primarily dependent on what they select for themselves.In addition to the coursework, there is an impressive roster of speakers. Law enforcement and military professionals provide candid briefings regarding high-profile tactical operations and noteworthy major investigations. Other speakers address topics such as officer wellness and resiliency, victimology and other contemporary law enforcement issues. There is no other forum where attendees are afforded the opportunity to see so many valuable presentations in a single setting.Physical fitness training – The capstone of the fitness program is the “Yellow Brick Road,” a 6.1-mile run through a hilly, wooded trail built by the Marines. Runners climb over walls, wade through creeks and navigate obstacles before completing a road run back to the FBI Academy. Students completing the course are awarded a yellow brick with their session number on it to commemorate the event. The course is known as the “Yellow Brick Road” because it’s marked by yellow stones at various spots along the trail. Networking – Without question, meeting so many other law enforcement leaders from around the world is the highlight of attending the national academy. Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris is interviewed at the Los Alamos Daily Post Wednesday about being chosen to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

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Concepto Tambor Cooks Up An Afro-Latin Dance Party At Ashley Pond Pavilion Friday Night

first_imgConcepto Tambor on stage Friday night for the Secret City Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com Concepto Tambor takes it to the crowd Friday night. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com On the dance floor. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com Swinging  to the beat. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com Concepto Tambor band members set the night on fire with their energy. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com Band founder and lead singer Christian Orellana hails from Peru and Chile originally. Band members come from all over the world, including New Mexico. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com Family dance. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com Above the crowd. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com Feel the rhythm! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

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New Mexico Governor Names Education Secretary

first_imgHe also worked as lead mentor at the nonprofit New Teacher Center, advising new educators, particularly middle school math and science teachers, as well as principals and district personnel on professional development and data analysis. Stewart was an algebra and science teacher at Cesar Chavez Academy, part of the Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto, Calif. Among various fellowships and professional activities, Stewart served on the board of the Council on African American Affairs, now the Ron Brown Scholar Community Service Foundation, a Washington-based think tank emphasizing system issues facing African American communities. Stewart earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University and his doctorate in education leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Surrounded by the education agency’s deputy secretaries, a diverse cohort of deeply experienced New Mexico educators and administrators, Lujan Grisham touted Stewart’s work as an educator and reformer in California and Pennsylvania at a Capitol news conference. Stewart, an educator with diverse classroom and leadership experience in public education and education reform, is executive director of the Partners in School Innovation mid-Atlantic region, based in Philadelphia. Partners in School Innovation is a leading national nonprofit dedicated to boosting educational opportunities and outcomes for low-income students of color. Stewart was previously executive director of the Office of School Improvement and Innovation at the School District of Philadelphia, the eighth-largest school district in the U.S., where he also served as special assistant to the superintendent, leading the district’s principal effectiveness efforts and identifying methods to increase the transparency, equity, and strategic alignment of the district’s school funding model New Cabinet Secretary of Education Ryan Stewart “New Mexico right now is synonymous with opportunity,” Stewart said. “Already, I am awed by the collective sense of buy-in, by the excitement permeating the state’s public education ecosystem, everyone’s evident willingness to come together to solve the challenges we face. We’ll take on those challenges without fear. I’m humbled by the chance to do this work in this incredible state, and I look forward to meeting with the students, the top-flight educators, the dedicated unions and school administrators. Together, I know we will make the difference New Mexicans expect and deserve.”center_img STATE News: SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced today the new secretary of the New Mexico Public Education Department, Ryan Stewart. “I’m thrilled to introduce Secretary Stewart to New Mexico,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “It’s no secret I have very high expectations for the Public Education Department; they are as high as can be, frankly, because I share New Mexicans’ sense of urgency about our schools, and it’s our responsibility to deliver the transformation our students and schools deserve. I believe Ryan is the man for this moment. I’m certain educators, superintendents, parents, legislators and stakeholders will be struck by his energy and vision, as I was, and I’m further certain New Mexico public school students will greatly benefit from the turnaround he will oversee. I’m eager for him to get started.” last_img read more

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SOS Releases Voter Turnout And Same Day Registration Numbers For Ongoing Regular Local Election

first_imgMaggie Toulouse Oliver The update also includes a breakdown of the total number of voters who have utilized same day voter registration during this election, the first time voters in New Mexico were able to do so. The numbers can be found in a PDF attached to this release. SANTA FE ― Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver Monday provided an update on the number of New Mexico voters who have already cast their ballots for the regular local election currently happening throughout the state. Sec. Toulouse Oliver will provide updated numbers throughout the final week of early voting. Once polls close at 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 unofficial results will begin to be available on the Secretary of State’s website. Same day voter registration – when a voter can register to vote or update their registration and vote on the same day – is in effect for the first time in New Mexico for this election. During early voting voters can utilize same day registration at their County Clerk’s office, and some County Clerks are providing the service at additional early voting locations. Voters who wait to vote until Election Day will need to already be registered in order to cast a ballot. Voters should check with their County Clerk or with the Secretary of State’s Office to find out if there are additional same day voter registration sites available in their county.center_img STATE News: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 was the first day that voters could begin casting ballots for the regular local election and early voting runs until Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Voters can also use NMVOTE.org to check their registration status, download a sample ballot, find polling locations, and more.last_img read more

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