Lascelles Chin, PSOJ Hall of Fame Inductee

first_imgRelatedLascelles Chin, PSOJ Hall of Fame Inductee RelatedLascelles Chin, PSOJ Hall of Fame Inductee By Allan Brooks, JIS Senior Reporter FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Governor General, His Excellency, Sir Patrick Allen, and Lady Allen, joined the captains of industry and commerce who came out, in force, to witness the induction of veteran businessman and philanthropist, the Hon Lascelles Chin, into the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica’s (PSOJ) Hall of Fame for 2011. The induction took place at a banquet on Thursday (October 27) at the Wyndham Kingston Hotel, New Kingston. Since 1992, the PSOJ has paid that tribute to a private sector leader, who has made innovative and sustained contributions to the development of the sector over a minimum of 25 years. In addition, the individual must demonstrate indepth knowledge of the industry in which his/her company operates, and demonstrate an unswerving commitment to the advancement of the industry and to national development. Mr. Chin, Founder and Executive Chairman of the LASCO Affiliated Companies, was described in tribute as “one of Jamaica’s most distinguished and respected entrepreneurs, a pioneering exporter, outstanding philanthropist and a much-honoured leader in Jamaica and the Caribbean.” Earlier this year, Mr. Chin, announced that Lasco-affiliated companies, Lasco Manufacturing (LASM), Lasco Distribution (LASD) and Lasco Financial (LASF), planned to invest up to US$11 million ($935 million) in expansion and integration of the Group. He said the firm hopes to complete the first phase of the expansion by April 2012. Lasco Distributors head Anthony Chang addresses audience members during his presentation at the Mayberry Investor Forum at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston on Thursday. Seated (from left) are Mayberry CEO Gary Peart; Lasco chairman Lascelles Chin; Lasco Manufacturing managing director Dr Eileen Chin; and Lasco Financial managing director Jascinth Hall Tracey. The three Lasco affiliates will undertake an extensive expansion plan beginning this year. (Photo: Karl McLarty) Last October, the three Lasco companies were listed simultaneously on the Junior Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE). The three companies posted a combined net profit of $737 million for the year ended March 31, 2011, more than three times the earnings of the year before. LASM posted the highest net profit, $401.2 million, which was $291 million or 265 per cent higher. Tracing his roots and successful journey as an entrepreneur, the PSOJ, in a statement, noted that Mr. Chin was born in Bog Walk, St. Catherine and, from an early age, demonstrated the skills and attributes of a successful businessman – hard work, determination, perseverance, clarity of vision and the ability to see obstacles as challenges. “His entrepreneurial energy and spirit, as well as his ability to seek out business opportunities, resulted in Mr. Chin taking advantage of opportunities in a variety of sectors, including furniture, manufacturing, data processing, car rentals, horticulture, insurance brokerage, hair products, soya oil refining and chicken processing. “All his business acumen, work experience and expertise were brought to bear on the successful establishment of the LASCO Affiliated Companies in 1988. The Group now manufactures and distributes over 300 products under the LASCO brand name. He currently serves as Chairman for LASCO Distributors Limited, LASCO Manufacturing Limited, LASCO Financial Services Limited and Summit Development Limited.” Mr. Chin has been the recipient of numerous awards including the 2009 Inaugural CVM, Most Admired Business Leader Award, and the 2005 American Foundation Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Business in the Caribbean and as a Caribbean Luminary.” He is the nineteenth private sector leader to be inducted into the PSOJ’s Private Sector Hall of Fame. RelatedLascelles Chin, PSOJ Hall of Fame Inductee Advertisements Lascelles Chin, PSOJ Hall of Fame Inductee Governor GeneralNovember 1, 2011last_img read more

Greenbaum leads the Family Law Section

first_img Jul 29, 2020 Regular News Greenbaum leads the Family Law Section Douglas A. Greenbaum has become chair of the Family Law Section.Greenbaum of Ft. Lauderdale assumed the leadership of the section along with other officers and executive council members at its annual Membership Awards and Installation Presentation held virtually in June.Other officers include Heather L. Apicella, chair-elect; Philip S. Wartenberg, treasurer; and Sarah E. Kay, secretary. Amy Hamlin is the immediate past chair.Greenbaum opened Douglas A. Greenbaum, P.A., in 1992. He also serves as a Florida guardian ad litem, is a member of The Florida Bar’s Councils of Sections, and holds a number of leadership roles within the Family Law Section.A partner at the Boca Raton-based Gladstone & Weissman, Apicella is board certified in marital and family law.Wartenberg is board certified in marital and family law and currently serves as a general magistrate of the 13th Circuit in Tampa.Kay opened her eponymous practice, Kay Family Law PLLC, in December 2019 to focus on family law and divorce and separation, as well as child support and custody, and special education law. She is also board certified in marital and family law.Visit the section’s website at read more

Fully Funded PhD Position at AMOLF Amsterdam in Netherlands

first_imgDeadline: ongoingOpen to: candidates with a very strong background in physics, chemistry, material science, or engineering with an interest in solar cellsVenue: Netherlands Foundation of Scientific Research InstitutesDescriptionSolar cells made from hybrid perovskite semiconductors have emerged only recently, yet their efficiency is already comparable to that of silicon solar cells. In contrast to the rapid progress in efficiency, our understanding of why hybrid perovskite solar cells perform so well is lacking. Charge-carrier recombination is one of the most important properties of a solar-cell material, and in hybrid perovskites it is unusually slow. In this project you will investigate the origin of this unusually slow recombination. The bandstructure of these perovskites is different from most common semiconductors, and you will investigate how changing the bandstructure will affect the recombination dynamics, as well as the consequences of those changes for perovskite solar cells.You will study the optical and electrical properties of the perovskites under hydrostatic pressure, both in steady-state and time-resolved. The Hybrid Solar Cell Group focuses on novel paths towards more efficient solar cells using both organic and inorganic materials. We aim at combining the unique properties and the richness of organic materials with the highly efficient, well-characterised inorganic materials.We provide a highly collaborative environment, both within the group and with our national and international collaborators.Eligibility Candidates with a very strong background in physics, chemistry, material science, or engineering with an interest in solar cells;Candidates will need to meet the requirements for an MSc-degree, to ensure eligibility for a Dutch PhD examination.BenefitsThe position is intended as fully funded full-time (40 hours / week, 12 months / year) appointment in the service of the Netherlands Foundation of Scientific Research Institutes (NWO-I) for the duration of four years. After successful completion of the PhD research a PhD degree will be granted at one of the Dutch universities. Several courses are offered, specially developed for PhD-students. AMOLF assists any new PhD-student with housing and visa applications and compensates their transport costs and furnishing expenses.How to apply? Reddit You can respond to this vacancy online via the button below. Please annex your:Resume;Motivation on why you want to join the group (max. 1 page).Applications without this motivation will not be taken into account. However, with this motivation your application will receive our full attention.Online screening may be part of the selection.Commercial activities in response to this ad are not appreciated.You can apply for this position here.Contact infoDr. Bruno EhrlerGroup leader Hybrid Solar CellE-mail: [email protected]: +31 (0)20-754 7100For more information visit the official website. Tweet July 18, 2017 Published by emaj Share 0 +1 ← Apply for the Fully Funded TED 2018 Fellowship Program!center_img Fully Funded PhD Position at AMOLF Amsterdam in Netherlands Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. LinkedIn 0 Pocket Similar Stories Call for Applications: Regulating “Hate Speech” in the Media →last_img read more

For 50th year, Vermont Gas looks to complete Addison project

first_imgVermont Gas Systems Inc,Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Gas is celebrating 50 years of bringing clean, affordable natural gas service to families, businesses and institutions in Chittenden and Franklin counties.  The company first began serving customers in 1966 and today provides service to 18 Vermont towns, with expansion planned to several more communities in 2016.“For the past 50 years, this company has provided a clean, safe, affordable and reliable heating option that now serves 50,000 customers,” said Don Rendall, President and CEO of Vermont Gas. “As we look forward, this company is committed to bringing energy choice and opportunity to Vermont families and businesses to reduce emissions, increase energy efficiency, and expand alternatives such as renewable gas from landfills and dairies. We will do all this while maintaining affordable and competitive rates.”“Congratulations to Vermont Gas on reaching this important milestone,” said Earl Handy, of Handy’s Lunch. “As another longtime Vermont business, Handy’s has been proudly serving up delicious and affordable breakfasts and lunches for the past 70 years and appreciates having clean, affordable and reliable natural gas service to help keep us in business. We look forward to continuing our relationshipwith Vermont Gas for many years to come.”In this 50th anniversary year, the company expects to add 1,100 customers in its existing footprint and complete the Addison Natural Gas Project, which will extend service from Colchester to Middlebury and Vergennes in 2016. Vermont Gas will increase investments in efficiency by becoming a designated energy efficiency utility (EEU), starting February 1. Over 30,000 families and businesses have participated in the company’s nationally recognized efficiency programs. Those customers, in just two of Vermont’s counties, avoid emissions equal to 3% of Vermont’s cars and light trucks while saving more than $14 million in energy costs. The company expects another 2,000 customers to participate in 2016.Further, Vermont Gas will help bring renewable gas to Middlebury by connecting to a manure conversion project in Salisbury, and by offering renewable gas to customers starting in latter 2016.“The state of Vermont last week announced a comprehensive energy plan that reinforces aggressive goals for carbon reduction and renewable energy by the year 2050,” stated Rendall. “By taking the steps we plan for 2016, Vermont Gas reaffirms its role as one of Vermont’s leading companies committed to reducing carbon emissions and encouraging the growth of renewable energy.”Other 2016 priorities include paperless billing and making steady progress on the Energy Champ Challenge, which supports energy efficiency at Burlington apartment buildings, in cooperation with Burlington Electric Department.“It is an honor to serve the families, businesses and institutions of Franklin and Chittenden Counties and we look forward to providing service to Addison County later this year,” Rendall concluded.last_img read more

Protest against Haiti election turns violent; 1 dead

first_img Share Protesters cart the body of a demonstrator who was killed by a gunshot in clashes with residents in a neighbourhood known for it’s support of the ruling party, during a protest march against official preliminary election results, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, November 20. (Photo: AP)PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – At least one person was killed and several others wounded as opposition supporters staged violent protests in the capital against the preliminary results of the October 25 legislative and first round presidential elections, police and opposition party officials said.They said that the protestors erected barricades, burning tyres as they took to the streets demanding a recall of the election results.Police said one man was shot during the protest over the weekend that also saw police using tear gas and fired gunshots to disperse the crowd.A spokesman for the Pitit Dessalines party, whose presidential candidate, Moise Jean-Charles, came third in the first round, has blamed the authorities for the incident.“Two men, dressed in police uniforms and on a motorbike, opened fire at close range and assassinated one of our activists,” said Assad Volcy, saying that he followed the protesters who carried the victim’s remains to another part of town in a wheelbarrow.Opposition politicians have been demanding the resignation of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) accusing it of not ensuring that the polls on October 25 were free and fair.According to the preliminary results released on November 5, the ruling party candidate Jovenel Moise will contest a run off on December 27 with the opposition candidate Jude Celestin to replace President Michel Martelly who is prevented by law from contesting a third consecutive presidential election.The CEP said Moise had received 32 per cent of the votes cast while Celestin, of the Lapeh party, received 25 per cent. Tweet Share Sharecenter_img NewsPoliticsRegional Protest against Haiti election turns violent; 1 dead by: Caribbean Media Corporation – November 23, 2015 215 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Viasat Integrates Concurrent Multiple Reception Capabilities to its Next-Gen Products for US Military

first_imgThe U.S. military recently identified the need for Concurrent Multiple Reception (CMR) capabilities in Link 16 products as a way to enhance communications and reduce network congestion on Link 16 networks. Link 16 is a military tactical data link network used by NATO and nations allowed by the MIDS International Program Office (IPO). Its specification is part of the family of Tactical Data Links. With Link 16, military aircraft as well as ships and ground forces may exchange their tactical picture in near-real time.CMR enables a Link 16 radio to receive multiple messages simultaneously versus legacy radios that can only receive one message at a time. Taking a proactive approach, Viasat, a global communications company, announced that it has successfully integrated CMR advancements into its extensive line of next-generation Link 16 products – ahead of emerging government requirements – to help ensure warfighters have assured access to mission-critical information when using Link 16 communications – regardless of location (air, land or sea) or platform (aircraft, ground vehicle, ship or dismount).The CMR features have now been implemented in the latest version of the KOR-24A Small Tactical Terminal (STT), of which over 1,400 units have been fielded by the U.S. and International customers, as well as the AN/PRC-161 Battlefield Awareness and Targeting System – Dismounted (BATS-D) handheld Link 16 radio. As a result, the new capabilities are also now resident in the Viasat Move out / Jump off (MOJO) expeditionary tactical gateway system and Viasat’s other embedded product lines. These features, coupled with the Link 16 Enhanced Throughput modes that were already resident in Viasat’s next-generation products, will enable network planners to fully optimize network performance enabling maximum participants sharing the maximum capacity of information to support mission requirements.Viasat’s NDI-driven development processes will bring CMR Link 16 capabilities to products that provide users with access to simultaneous, resilient communications streams of mission-critical data. Viasat’s CMR Link 16 capabilities will also allow U.S. military customers to both expand the number of units with direct digital access to key tactical data while also addressing network congestion in order to adapt to emerging mission requirements and maintain a tactical edge across the battlespace.last_img read more