Beverley Bass, Groundbreaking Pilot Featured in Come From Away, to Pen Children’s Book Me and the Sky

first_img Come From Away View Comments The book, which takes its title from her character’s song in Come From Away, follows Bass, who was a young girl in the 1950s with big dreams of flying planes when she got older. But when she told her parents, they said that girls couldn’t be pilots. Still, they encouraged her, and brought her to a nearby airport to watch the planes take off and land.After decades of refusing to take no for an answer, in 1986 Bass became the first female pilot promoted to captain by American Airlines and led the first all-female-crewed flight shortly thereafter. Her revolutionary career became even more newsworthy when she was forced to land in the remote town of Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001, due to U.S. airspace closures. After several days there, she flew her crew and passengers safely home. Her new book reveals how she went from an ambitious young girl gazing up at the sky to a groundbreaking pilot smiling down from the cockpit.”The children’s book would have never been written had Come From Away not occurred,” Bass told Broadway.com. “I am now very proud of the book and hope more than anything that it will not only offer insight to young folks that they really can do anything they want, but that hard work and determination will pay off—and when you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.”Come From Away, which began its Broadway journey on February 18, 2017, features stage veteran Jenn Colella in a Tony-nominated performance as Bass. The musical continues to play to sold-out houses at the Schoenfeld Theatre.Me and the Sky is currently available for pre-order. Beverley Bass, the trailblazing pilot who appears as a character in David Hein and Irene Sankoff’s hit Broadway musical Come From Away, will tell her inspiring story in a new picture-book autobiography titled Me and the Sky, due out this fall. Joanie Stone will provide illustrations for the original from Random House Children’s Books, scheduled for publication on September 10. from $49.00center_img Beverley Bass on opening night of “Come From Away” on Broadway(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser for Broadway.com) Cover art for Me and the Sky(Illustrated by Joanie Stone) Related Showslast_img read more

Scott realigns economic department to bring business and labor together

first_imgCreation of the Agency of Digital Services (Executive Order 06-17)(link is external) EXECUTIVE ORDERS(link is external) 15 January 2017 Governor Scott takes a question during a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Along with the new AEO, the Liquor, Lottery and IT departments will also see changes. VBM photo.by Timothy McQuiston Vermont Business Magazine While this is not, initially anyway, a way to save money, Governor Phil Scott’s realignment of several important departments should improve efficiency and provide better service to the people of Vermont. The governor today announced that under Executive Order 05-17(link is external), (see all links below) he will merge the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) with the Department of Labor (DOL) to create the Agency of Economic Opportunity (AEO). The new agency will carry out all ACCD functions and all DOL functions, except for VOSHA, Project WorkSAFE, and Passenger Tramway Safety, which will move from DOL to the Department of Public Safety.These proposals, issued via Executive Order on Sunday, are designed, he said, to better align state government to meet the governor’s strategic goals to strengthen the economy, make Vermont more affordable, and protect vulnerable Vermonters.The governor noted in particular that while there are jobs and there are workers, the skill sets of each are not always well matched. The new AEO should help each department do its ultimate job. He insisted that the regulatory functions of Labor will not be compromised.“Our shrinking workforce is one of the biggest obstacles to achieving a stronger economy, creating economic opportunity for all Vermonters, and generating the revenue we need to invest in services. That’s why we must concentrate our efforts on reversing this trend,” said Gov. Scott. “The changes I have proposed will create more responsive, nimble organizational structures that allow us to more directly align our economic development and workforce efforts, and provide more efficient, effective and outcome-driven service to Vermonters.”Directly connecting the needs of our employers and workforce through the Agency of Economic Opportunity – coupled with revitalized marketing efforts and community development – will allow for a better, more coordinated, and more accountable approach to advancing economic opportunities for all Vermonters. With more integrated resources and shared data, the Agency will be able to better-align training programs with job opportunities, producing a competent, competitive and highly-skilled workforce that can be directly connected with available private-sector jobs. Through a holistic view of labor, business, and economic development needs, the Agency will build data-driven systems to grow the workforce, create greater opportunity for workers already here, and fill the skills gap that employers are experiencing.Scott also said that he has not made a final determination on the status of Vermont Life Magazine. The award-winning, quarterly publication has been a standard bearer for the Vermont ethos since 1946. But like many print publications it has suffered in recent years with circulation. Its famous calendar and related gift items have also lost revenue.The governor also confirmed that Economic Development Commissioner Joan Goldstein, appointed by Governor Shumlin, and Deputy Tourism Commissioner Steve Cook, first appointed by Governor Douglas, will continue with his administration.To align the State’s Information Technology (IT) portfolio with its operational objectives, and provide more efficient, effective service to Vermonters, Governor Scott created the Agency of Digital Services through Executive Order 06-17(link is external). This proposal dissolves the State’s current Department of Information and Innovation, creating a unified organizational structure for IT. This new structure, which allows all current IT personnel to stay in their current work locations, will address core technology and project management challenges, provide more efficient support for state employees, and deliver better customer service, while enhancing accountability.As part of the governor’s efforts to make state government more efficient and effective for Vermonters, Executive Order 07-17(link is external) will merge the Department of Liquor Control and the State Lottery Commission to create a singular Department of Liquor and Lottery. The existing entities share similar responsibilities, and there is often overlap among licensed agents who sell both product lines. Therefore, combining them under one department will help eliminate redundancies, save costs and simplify processes – maximizing revenue for the state.“By more closely tying our economic development efforts to our workforce needs, ensuring results-based accountability in our IT portfolio, and streamlining government to eliminate redundancy, we can provide better service and outcomes for Vermonters,” said Gov. Scott. “I’m proud to lay the ground work that will enable us to achieve the strategic goals I was elected to carry out. I look forward to working with the Legislature on these efforts.”In a follow up question during the press conference, a reporter also asked his reaction to Treasurer Beth Pearce’s recommendation that the state use a “per-parcel” fee to help pay for about half the $1 billion cost to cleanup Vermont’s waterways, in particular Lake Champlain.”Everything has to be on the table,” Scott said, because of the amount of money required. (Go to the 22 minute mark of the audio link).He had pledged not to raise taxes during the campaign.The EPA is pushing the state hard to start cleaning up the lake.Scott said he supported Pearce’s suggestion to use $25 million a year from current bonding authority for the first two year’s of the process.EXECUTIVE ORDERS EXECUTIVE ORDERS(link is external) Source: Governor’s office. 1.17.2017 Merger of the Department of Liquor Control and the Vermont Lottery Commission (Executive Order 07-17)(link is external) An Executive Order to merge the Department of Liquor Control with the Vermont Lottery Commission to create a unified Department of Liquor and Lottery. This executive order looks to eliminate duplicative processes, improve accountability, and realize cost savings –maximizing revenue for the State.center_img An Executive Order to create an Agency of Digital Services. The new agency will unify all aspects of the State’s IT operations into one Agency to address core technology and project management challenges, provide more efficient support for state employees and deliver better customer service, while enhancing accountability. An Executive Order to create an Agency of Economic Opportunity. This order merges the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) and the Department of Labor (DOL) to directly connect the needs of our employers and workforce. This structure allows for a better, more coordinated, and more accountable approach to advancing economic opportunities for all Vermonters. The new agency will carry out all ACCD functions and all DOL functions with exception of V.O.S.H.A., Project WorkSAFE, and Passenger Tramway Safety, which will move from DOL to the Department of Public Safety. Creation of the Agency of Economic Opportunity (Executive Order 05-17)(link is external) 15 January 2017 EXECUTIVE ORDERS(link is external) 17 January 2017last_img read more

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgPatty MarkleyFormer Prairie Village City Council member files for Kansas House race. Patty Markley, who served on the Prairie Village City Council from 1999 to 2003, filed on Tuesday in the Republican primary for the District 8 Kansas House seat occupied by incumbent Craig McPherson. The district covers parts of south Overland Park and Olathe. In her announcement, Markley said she was running “to help restore Kansas to a place where my teenage daughters will want to stay to further their educations, work, and raise families.” [Patty Markley to challenge incumbent Craig McPherson in GOP primary for House seat — Blue Valley Post]Democratic operatives eyeing challenge to Yoder in Kansas 3rd. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is reportedly looking to recruit a candidate to challenge Rep. Kevin Yoder in Kansas’s 3rd Congressional District. The group believes that if Donald Trump gets the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, it could make Republican incumbents on the November ballot vulnerable. [National Democrats see Yoder as vulnerable with Trump as nominee — Topeka Capital-Journal]Municipal election report in 913. The Kansas City Star ran its preview of the three municipal elections in NEJC which includes interviews with the candidates in contested races. The elections are in Praiire Village, Mission and Westwood. [Mission council candidates putting focus on Gateway project – The Kansas City Star][Prairie Village council seats draw focus – The Kansas City Star][Questions about development area big topic in Westwood – The Kansas City Star]Alcohol sales approved for Merriam food truck events. The Merriam City Council this week paved the way for alcohol to be served by caterers at three food truck events that will be held in conjunction with the Wednesday evening farmers markets at the Merriam Marketplace this summer. The special food truck Wednesdays will be held on June 1, July 6 and Aug. 3. The council waived caterer’s fees for city sponsored events for the vendors and approved alcohol service on those days. Councilor Al Frisby voted against the move.Northeast Johnson County morning roundup is brought to you by Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop on Johnson Drive. For updates on the latest blends and specialty drinks available, follow them on Facebook.last_img read more

S.C. JNC taking applications

first_imgS.C. JNC taking applications January 15, 2009 Regular News S.C. JNC taking applicationscenter_img The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the court created by the retirement of Justice Charles Wells.In his letter convening the JNC, Gov. Charlie Crist emphasized his belief that “our state’s judges should reflect the racial, gender, and geographic diversity of the people that they serve.”In response, the JNC encourages and calls for a broad and well-qualified pool of applicants who reside in the jurisdiction of the Fifth District Court of Appeal.Applications can be found on The Florida Bar Web site at www.floridabar.org. Applicants must submit one original and 10 copies of the completed application. Applicants also are asked to submit a copy of the application on a CD and a copy of the redacted version on a separate CD. Redactions to include: If you are entitled to public requests exemptions see Chapter 119.071. If you have submitted an application in November, 2008, you need not submit another application but must submit a letter informing the JNC that you wish to reinstate your application.Mail everything to Robert S. Hackleman, JNC Chair, Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A., 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ste. 1400, Ft. Lauderdale 33301 no later than 5 p.m. on January 20.last_img read more

Cross country’s ‘push it to the limit’ mindset was on display at Griak

first_imgCross country’s ‘push it to the limit’ mindset was on display at GriakJules Ameel Derek WetmoreSeptember 29, 2010Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintFor a fan experiencing a cross country meet for the first time âÄî especially one the size of the Roy Griak Invitational âÄî the sheer volume of runners who need medical assistance can be disconcerting. Not to mention the sight of thousands of haggard runners crossing the finish line, many of them stumbling and vomiting soon after. To athletes, however, itâÄôs just part of the ballgame. âÄúCross country takes a special kind of athlete because the mark of a good race is when you get to the end you have nothing left,âÄù assistant coach Sarah Hesser said. One of the primary focuses in a cross country race is the pacing, but with about 100 meters left, that goes out the window, Hesser said. When athletes push to âÄî or beyond âÄî the point of their physical limitations, the ultimate concern is what Hesser described as âÄúoxygen debt.âÄù Rob Johnson, who has run every Twin Cities marathon and is the team physician for six colleges including Minnesota, said oxygen debt refers to âÄúwhether or not your metabolic system can get enough oxygen to produce fuel.âÄù Maximal oxygen uptake refers to the highest rate that an athlete can draw in oxygen to the blood and muscles. There is a point in any athletic event that oxygen demand surpasses oxygen availability, and thatâÄôs when competitors encounter problems like light headedness and muscle fatigue. The problem is exacerbated in females, who generally have lower overall oxygen intake opportunity. That oxygen debt leads to lactate accumulation in the muscle, Johnson said, which can lead to muscles performing inefficiently. Medical personnel are always on hand at the finish line of a race in a tent where Peterson said they can test blood pressure and temperature of an athlete, as well as administer nutrients intravenously. There are people whose sole focus is to catch runners who can no longer physically stand under their own power. Cole Peterson is the athletic trainer for the cross country team. He said at a meet the size of Griak, the team uses 12 certified trainers, 11 team physicians, five Emergency Medical Technicians, 10 student interns and a host of track and field student-athlete volunteers. âÄúThe main thing we worry about is if someone has pre-existing injuries like asthma, and begins having an attack,âÄù he said. No athletes were taken to the hospital at this yearâÄôs Griak, but Peterson said theyâÄôve had to hospitalize two athletes in his three years with the team. âÄúWe tell our girls that we want you to be able to run 6,001 meters and then youâÄôre done,âÄù Hesser said. That mentality can have a startling impact on a runnerâÄôs physical abilities after crossing the finish line. âÄúYou see a lot of people who, by the end of the race, are pretty darn out of it. If they had to go another 50 meters, it wouldnâÄôt happen,âÄù Peterson said. Hesser added, âÄúphysiologically, youâÄôre putting yourself in a pretty big deficit if you run to the point you canâÄôt stand up upon completing the race âĦ ItâÄôs almost like getting sick, once youâÄôve pushed your body to that limit, itâÄôs tough to recover.âÄù The cross country coaches said they acknowledge a fine line between pushing physical limitations and being rational with oneâÄôs body. Whenever athletes complete a race or workout and feel they have nothing left, a light day of workouts will generally follow. The athletes who struggled physically upon completion of the Griak will take Sunday, Monday and Tuesday light in order to fully recover, Hesser said. âÄúI think it takes a somewhat masochistic mentality at times knowing how much itâÄôs going to hurt going into a race,âÄù Hesser said. At its core, long distance running is a simple event âÄî endure long enough both physically and mentally to outdistance the opponents. According to Hesser, a former distance runner herself, there comes a certain point when it becomes necessary to simply survive. âÄúItâÄôs all about from the shoulders up. At a certain point it has nothing to do with your fitness,âÄù she said. âÄúWe always say itâÄôs 100 percent physical and 100 percent mental.âÄù Added Johnson, âÄúthe body is remarkable. If itâÄôs trained, itâÄôs going to recover.âÄù Related: – Price takes second in the Griak (9/26) – Roy Griak Invitational 2010 (video) – Thousands of runners coming for Griak Invitational (9/22)last_img read more

Uomo: fare il macho è un mestiere difficile

first_imgTGCOM:Anche i machi hanno la vira dura. Anzi durissima: guadagnarsi la fama di “tipo tosto” è un cammino lungo e complicato, mentre è facilissimo, purtroppo, perdere il titolo dopo averlo conquistato. Tant’è vero che, quando un uomo si sente minacciato nella sua virilità, diventa  subito aggressivo e in attimo passa al contrattacco.Sono le conclusioni di uno studio della University of South Florida (Usa) pubblicato sulle pagine di “Current Directions in Psychological Science”, rivista della Association for Psychological Science.  Spiega Jennifer Bosson, autrice dello studio insieme a Joseph Vandello: “Il sesso è un fatto sociale e gli uomini lo sanno. Per questo sono fortemente preoccupati di come appaiono agli occhi delle altre persone. Più interessati sono alla loro immagine, più soffriranno psicologicamente quando sentiranno violata la loro virilità”. Questo genere di violazione può assumere caratteri diversi e investire molti aspetti della vita, non solo quelli sotto le lenzuola. Può trattarsi di un affronto grave, come la perdita del lavoro, ma anche di un fatto di minore peso, ad esempio essere invitati a svolgere, anche per poco tempo, un’attività considerata troppo femminile, come “essere invitati a intrecciare dei capelli in un laboratorio di ricerca”.Leggere tutta la storia/Read the whole story: TGCOM More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

A Short History of Empathy

first_imgThe Atlantic:In a column for The New York Times this past January, Nicholas Kristof lamented what he called the country’s “empathy gap,” imploring his readers to grasp the complex circumstances that could plunge someone into poverty. Meanwhile, the psychologist Paul Bloom has argued that a sense of empathy can actually be “parochial [and] bigoted,” making it so “the whole world cares more about a little girl stuck in a well than they do about the possible deaths of millions and millions due to climate change.”…By mid-century, empathy’s definition began to shift as some psychologists turned their attention to the science of social relations. In 1948, the experimental psychologist Rosalind Dymond Cartwright, in collaboration with her sociologist mentor, Leonard Cottrell, conducted some of the first tests measuring interpersonal empathy. In the process, she deliberately rejected empathy’s early meaning of imaginative projection, and instead emphasized interpersonal connection as the core of the concept.…The social psychologist C. Daniel Batson, who has researched empathy for decades, argues that the term can now refer to eight different concepts: knowing another’s thoughts and feelings; imagining another’s thoughts and feelings; adopting the posture of another; actually feeling as another does; imagining how one would feel or think in another’s place; feeling distress at another’s suffering; feeling for another’s suffering, sometimes called pity or compassion; and projecting oneself into another’s situation.Read the whole story: The Atlantic More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Page Large Named National Fleet Manager at Grote

first_imgLSI 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 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.  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.  MADISON, IN — Grote Industries has promoted Page Large to the position of national fleet manager. In this role, Large will manage and direct Grote’s national fleet and training programs which are focused on assisting fleets nationwide to improve and manage their operating costs. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Large joined Grote in 2001 as the southeast OEM/fleet sales engineer. Large’s earlier career positions were concentrated in the areas of sales engineering for a tier-one automobile interior and exterior component suppliers. “Getting close to our fleet end-users is critical to our ongoing success at Grote,” said Dominic Grote, Vice president, sales and marketing. “Page’s technical background and expertise will be instrumental in helping us achieve lower operating costs for our fleet customers.” _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,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.last_img read more

PPG CFO Hernandez Recognized as One of America’s Best

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 PITTSBURGH — PPG Industries’ Senior Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) William Hernandez has been recognized as one of “America’s Best CFOs” by Institutional Investor magazine. This is the fourth time since 2005 Hernandez has been recognized with this distinction. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The “America’s Best CFO” rankings from Institutional Investor identify the top finance directors in the country based on the results of an exclusive survey. Nearly 650 investment professionals at more than 350 of the world’s most influential money management firms provided survey responses, according to the magazine. “PPG benefits from a reputation for strong management of financial fundamentals resulting in overall financial strength, and Bill has played a significant role in earning this recognition,” said Charles Bunch, PPG chairman and CEO. “We have been very fortunate to have a person of Bill’s caliber fill this key role during a period of dramatic changes in our company and in the global economy. Others’ recognition of Bill’s leadership is a strong testimony to his legacy at PPG.” PPG announced in May that Hernandez planned to retire, and on Sept. 1, PPG announced that he will continue as PPG’s CFO until Oct. 15, when he will be succeeded by Robert Dellinger, who is currently PPG senior vice president, finance, and CFO designate. Hernandez joined PPG as controller in 1990 and was named vice president and controller in 1994. He was elected to his current position in 1995. Prior to joining PPG, Hernandez was CFO at BorgWarner Automotive. He serves on the board of directors of Eastman Kodak and also has provided leadership for numerous professional and civic organizations.,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

Jamaican Elected to International Tribunal for Law of the Sea

first_img More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… The newly-elected Judges will be sworn in during the fiftieth administrativesession of the Tribunal on 1 October 2020. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic it is envisaged that the swearing-in ceremony will be held in a hybrid format with some judges present in the courtroom and those unable to travel to Hamburg attending via video conference link from their homes. The ceremony will be streamed live on the Tribunal’s website. Oct 15, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 The States Parties re-elected Judge Attard and Judge Kulyk and elected Ms. Kathy-Ann Brown (Jamaica), Ms Ida Caracciolo (Italy), Mr Jielong Duan (China), Ms María Teresa Infante Caffi (Chile), and Mr Maurice Kamga (Cameroon). The judges were elected for a term of nine years commencing on 1 October 2020. Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Jamaican among Judges Sworn in as Members of International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea(International Tribunal For the Law of the Sea Press Release) At a public ceremony held this afternoon (1 October), Ms María Teresa Infante Caffi (Chile), Mr Jielong Duan (China), Ms Kathy-Ann Brown (Jamaica), Ms Ida Caracciolo (Italy), and Mr Maurice Kamga (Cameroon) were sworn in as members of the Tribunal.…October 1, 2020In “CARICOM”CARICOM prepares positions on imminent UN oceans agreement  Senior environment officials from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met recently in Belize as CARICOM rationalises its position on the United Nations (UN) process to establish an international legally binding agreement on sustainable use of marine resources. The two-day workshop held 20-22 February 2017, in Belize City, Belize, was titled,…March 6, 2017In “Belize”Prominent Jamaican jurist becomes second non-US national to head ASIL(KINGSTON, Jamaica, May 5, CMC) – Prominent Jamaican born jurist, Justice Patrick Robinson, has been elected Honorary President of the American Society of International Law (ASIL). Robinson, 74, who is a judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), will serve for the period 2020 to 2021. The Society, which…May 6, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApp Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Elections for one third of the judges of the Tribunal are held every three years at the Meeting of States Parties. The judges are elected by the States Parties to the Convention by secret ballot for a term of nine years and may be re-elected. In accordance with article 2 of the Tribunal’s Statute, each State Party may nominate up to two candidates from among persons enjoying the highest reputation for fairness and integrity and of recognised competence in the field of the law of the sea. The biographies of the newly elected judges, Ms Brown, Ms Caracciolo,Mr Duan, Ms Infante Caffi, and Mr Kamga, may be found in documentSPLOS/30/CRP.1, available on the website of the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, and those of the re-elected judges are available on the website of the Tribunal.center_img St. Lucia records more cases of COVID You may be interested in… Oct 15, 2020 (International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea) Seven Members of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea have been elected this week by the Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The election took place from 24 to 26 August 2020, during the first in-person meeting held in the General Assembly Hall at United Nations Headquarters in New York since the lockdown in March 2020. Oct 16, 2020 CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak The Statute requires that equitable geographical distribution be assured among the Members and that the principal legal systems of the world berepresented. It further stipulates that there should be at least three Judges from each geographical group as established by the General Assembly of the United Nations and that no two judges may be of the same nationality. The persons elected shall be those nominees who obtain the largest number of votes and a two-thirds majority of the States Parties present and voting, provided that such majority includes a majority of the States Parties. We thank @CARICOMorg for their endorsement and indeed all 153 countries who supported our excellent candidate for #ITLOS #DrKABrown https://t.co/HZN9FDUpy2— Hon. Kamina J Smith (@kaminajsmith) August 26, 2020 last_img read more