Council Proclaims Customer Service Week Oct. 7-11

first_imgLos Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz presents a proclamation a on behalf of Council to, from left, Customer Care Service Representatives Rachel McGuire, Karen Salazar and Lisa Romero declaring Oct. 7-11 as Customer Service Week. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comCOUNTY News: Los Alamos County Council proclaimed Oct. 7-11 as Customer Service Week during its Tuesday meeting. The highlight of the week will be a special event 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Municipal Building at which representatives from County departments will host informational booths in the lobby and refreshments will be served. Councilor David Izraelevitz read the proclamation: WHEREAS: in 1992, the U.S. Congress proclaimed Customer Service Week, a nationally recognized event celebrated annually during the first full week of October; andWHEREAS: each year, thousands of citizens access the services and programs offered by Los Alamos County government, and for over 15 years, the Customer Care Center has been the “face” of the County – many times as a new customer’s very first interaction with local government when they move to Los Alamos; the Customer Care Center offers customers an easy-to-access phone line, e-mail address and walk in service with offices located conveniently in the lobby of the Municipal Building; andWHEREAS: Customer service is everyone’s goal – Los Alamos County is committed to providing quality essential services, and top-notch service is a priority for every County employee; andWHEREAS: the Council wishes to recognize the achievements of County staff in the field of customer service, and to encourage continued commitment to customer service excellence in everyday activities, services and programs;NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim the Week of October 7 through 11, 2019 as “CUSTOMER SERVICE WEEK” in Los Alamos County, and thank our employees for their hard work and dedication in serving the citizens of Los Alamos County.last_img read more

LAPS Foundation Doing Even More This Fall

first_imgTo see how donations from the community have impacted all the Los Alamos Public Schools this fall, click here! So far this fall LAPSF has given out nearly $20,000 for grants, which has impacted every school in the district:Mini-grants (23);Great Idea Grants (5);Professional Development Grants (5); andBook Group Grants (5). LAPSF News: This fall, LAPSF is announced it has been able to support 38 grants so far. As a result of continuous donations from the community, LAPSF is having a huge impact on the quality of education in the local schools. Wellness Is The Name Of The Game The LAPS Foundation has distributed nearly $20,000 for fall semester grants so far. Courtesy/LAPSF Through many generous contributions, the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation has been able to continue, and even grow, our grants program for the 2019-20 school year. “Wellness” is an important word in schools these days. What it boils down to in Los Alamos is providing an environment in which students and school staff can thrive. LAPSF has teamed up with LAPS to increase student and staff wellness this year through three main initiatives: $5,000 worth of wellness grants;Community conversation/dinner for parents; and Student summit or other activity by students, for students. Read more. Surprise! The LAPS Foundation refreshed LAPS staff lounges over the summer. Courtesy/LAPSFlast_img read more

DTZ director cull continues

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Government must cut stamp duty in upcoming Budget

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Lucian Truscott IV Continues His Mission

first_imgLucian K. Truscott IV — best-selling author and journalist — is sitting in the living room of his Sag Harbor home, which was built in the early 1700s, more than 30 years before the birth of his great-great-great-great-grandfather, Thomas Jefferson. Truscott is admittedly exhausted; he’s just returned from Jefferson’s Virginia residence, Monticello, where a new exhibit focused on Sally Hemings, Jefferson’s slave and mother to six of his children, has opened to the public.Truscott attended the event with his cousin, Shannon Lanier, also a direct descendant of Jefferson. The difference, at least on the surface, is that Truscott is white, and Lanier is black.Truscott has spent the last 20-some years as a tireless crusader on behalf of the Jefferson-Hemings offspring, first to have them recognized by Monticello as even existing, and then to get them the same rights afforded to the white descendants recognized by the Monticello Association, of which Truscott is a member.Truscott appeared with Lanier on “CBS This Morning” on Valentine’s Day in a six-minute segment which followed the cousins around Monticello and into the graveyard, which is run by the Monticello Association, and where — as of now — the descendants of Jefferson and Hemings cannot be buried.“My fifth great-grandmother is Martha Jefferson,” Truscott wrote on Salon.com. “Shannon’s fifth great-grandmother is Sally Hemings. We talk all the time about the ‘founding fathers’ of this nation, the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, who attended the Constitutional Convention. This nation had founding mothers, as well. One of our founding mothers was a slave, Sally Hemings.”Jefferson, over the course of his lifetime, owned over 600 people. “Slaves got Thomas Jefferson up in the morning,” said Truscott. “They fixed his breakfast and laid out his clothes for him to get dressed. They arranged his pens and paper on his writing desk. In fact, if Thomas Jefferson had not owned slaves, he probably wouldn’t have had the time to write the Declaration of Independence, in which he famously declared that ‘all men are created equal.’”It wasn’t until DNA testing became readily available in the late ’90s that the oral history that had been passed down by Sally Hemings’s children and grandchildren became generally accepted. “But a lot of people still don’t know about it,” Truscott mused. “Even while we were there, at Monticello, there was a man visiting from Iowa, I think, who still didn’t know about it.”Truscott appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 1998, where he had the opportunity to meet and embrace his African-American cousins. “I was raised to believe that everyone was created equal,” he said. “My parents weren’t racist. I’m not a racist.” He showed up at Monticello that year, at the annual event for Jefferson’s descendants, with about 50 new cousins in tow, all people of color. The reception he received, except from his own siblings, was chilly. “Once the evidence appeared that, yes, Thomas Jefferson had fathered these children with Sally, there were no apologies forthcoming. There was no acceptance,” he said. “It just wasn’t talked about.” Truscott was even referred to as a “race traitor” by some of his own white relatives.And still, according to Truscott, the Monticello Association won’t talk about it. But Monticello itself, which is run by a different non-profit organization, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, has taken up the banner of accepting and disseminating the facts. “Every inch of Monticello was built by slaves,” Truscott said. “Until 20 years ago, if you took the tour, you would have thought Jefferson built the place with his own two hands. The fact that Jefferson owned slaves at all was just not discussed. Now the guides will tell you, ‘That archway was built by John Hemings.’ They talk about the slaves almost as much as they talk about Jefferson. They’ve opened the shack where Sally lived, and are looking for more evidence of the slaves who lived and worked there. I wish the other seats of this country, like the Capitol and the White House, would start doing the same — admitting and owning the fact that these places were all built by slaves.”“That is the difference between saying that all people are created equal, and believing it and living it.”Truscott said that he had to fight to take the picture of him and his cousin standing by the obelisk that marks their ancestor’s grave. “That’s our national tragedy, isn’t it?” he said. “That so many years have gone by, and still Thomas Jefferson’s dream has not been realized.”Truscott and Lanier, at Jefferson’s grave.Truscott vows he will continue to fight for the rights of Hemings’s lineage to be recognized and supported by the Monticello Association. Even as he spoke, he received a comment from a woman on his Facebook page, The Rabbit Hole, condemning him for supporting the family tree that came “from the wrong side of the sheets.”Truscott sighed, used to remarks like that one. “One day, we will win,” he said. Sharelast_img read more

Taylor–Wharton announces new look CryoScience Management Team

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Bolloré expands in Le Havre

first_imgThe 24,000 sq m warehouse built near the multimodal terminal is Bolloré Logistics’ second site in the logistics park area of Pont de Normandie 2, which the France-based company says enables it to manage logistics flows throughout the Seine Valley.”Our platforms connected to all modes of transport – sea, air, road, rail, barges – are designed to support the growth and sustainable development of our clients in the Port of Le Havre and the Normandy region,” says Laurent Foloppe, director of the Normandy region.Bolloré Logistics now has a total of 110,000 sq m of warehousing capacity in Normandy, of which 39,000 sq m is located in Le Havre. www.bollore-logistics.comlast_img read more

PI clampdown continues as police target cold-call offices

first_imgInvestigators have searched two addresses in Nottingham as part of continuing efforts to clamp down on unlawful activities in the personal injury sector.Enforcement officers from the Information Commissioner’s Office executed warrants on the properties as part of an investigation into what it said was a network suspected of making hundreds of millions of nuisance calls.The raids, which were coordinated alongside the Claims Management Regulator and Nottinghamshire Police, were on an office building and a house.The ICO said it believes the network is responsible for ‘bombarding’ UK citizens with unsolicited automated calls promoting personal injury claims.Computer equipment and documents were seized for analysis and the ICO’s enquiries into alleged breaches of the laws surrounding unsolicited telephone marketing continues. There were no reports of any arrests following the searches.The Claims Management Regulator, part of the Ministry of Justice, is also investigating potential breaches of the Compensation Act 2006.Andy Curry, ICO enforcement group manager, said: ‘People are sick and tired of receiving nuisance calls. The evidence we had already gathered prior to these warrants suggests this network, operating both in the UK and overseas, is responsible for making hundreds of millions of them.‘We hope the material we have now recovered will help identify other organisations and individuals in a lengthy and complex investigation, and assist the ICO and our partners in taking enforcement action.’The news comes days after the SRA expressed its concerns about the links between personal injury firms and companies working in the claims management industry. A review of the sector found some firms were not adequately training staff or not carrying out enough checks at the outset of claims to reduce the risk of fraud, the regulator said.last_img read more

St Kitts based company funds Dominican entrepreneurs

first_img Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring! (L-R): Martha Cuffy – WEL Vice-President, Shayan Monelle – WEL President, Sam Raphael past President and Christopher WillisWai’tukubuli Entrepreneurs Lévé (WEL), a non-governmental organization which supports young Dominicans who aspire to be entrepreneurs, has received US$20, 000 funding from Henley & Partners Caribbean Limited.Henley & Partners, a global leader in residence and citizenship planning, is based in St. Kitts but owns twenty offices worldwide including in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Canada, South Africa and the United Kingdom.Managing partner of Henley & Partners Caribbean Limited, Christopher Willis, presented the cheque to WEL’s current president Shayan Monelle at the Westport Tavern in Citronier on March 29, 2014 during WEL’s first 2014Reconnect Session.“They are very interested in the Caribbean region being sustainable, being stable, being successful and having successful people,” founder and former WEL president, Sam Raphael said.This donation is part of Henley & Partners’ yearly contribution to WEL in support of the development of the next generation of Dominican entrepreneurs via the annual week-long WEL retreat program. “These people tend to be entrepreneurs and support businesses so they are happy to support young emerging entrepreneurs like us here,” Raphael added.Over twenty WEL entrepreneurs attended the Reconnect Session which aims to further develop the networking, business skills and leadership development of past graduates of the programChristopher Willis, in presenting the donation, said he is “impressed” by the entrepreneurs and the opportunities that are available here.“You’ve identified a niche, you’re going ahead and you’re doing something and I applaud you for that, for taking that step and taking that risk because we have to be honest, being an entrepreneur there’s a fair bit of risk that’s involved and you guys are doing the right thing and you’re definitely going on the right path”. Over twenty WEL entrepreneurs attended the Reconnect Session which aims to further develop the networking, business skills and leadership development of past graduates of the program. Frederick Baron, Robert Tonge, Martha Cuffy and Christopher Willis were among facilitators who spoke to the entrepreneurs on topics surrounding the importance of cash and financial management.WEL, established April 2010, is dedicated to support the development of young Dominicans who aspire and express substantial entrepreneurial potential by providing inspiration and information as they begin their journey in the business world.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img 255 Views   4 comments Share LocalNews St Kitts based company funds Dominican entrepreneurs by: – March 31, 2014last_img read more

CTO UK media event raises funds for Dominica

first_img Share (LONDON, UK) 16 Sept 2015 – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) hosted its Meet the Media members’ event on Tuesday 15 September in Central London. This event was attended by over 30 travel media professionals and about 25 CTO UK Chapter members. The evening allowed members to discuss and update the media on their products and the latest developments within their destinations. Attendees included a wide range of high-calibre media, ranging from national newspaper travel and feature correspondents and editors, glossy magazine writers, newspaper supplements and online editors to key freelancers and influential travel and lifestyle bloggers. Also in attendance were representatives from the Morant Bay Distillery, who kindly supplied a sample of their rum and chocolates to the attendees.The Morant Bay Rum is made from Jamaican molasses sourced from an estate in Jamaica. The rum is produced using temperature-controlled conditions at a site in the United Kingdom, replicating the climate of Jamaica for rum production, distilling, and ageing with the bottling process, according to the company.During last evening’s event, a business card prize draw was held, with prizes supplied by the CTO’s members. In addition, a special charity raffle was conducted to raise relief funds for Dominica which suffered over EC$600m in damage from Tropical Storm Erika. Attending media had the opportunity to enter the by donating a minimum of £10 each to win a selection of prizes.Peter Ellegard, a freelance writer, was the lucky winner of a pair of British Airways World Traveller Plus tickets to Tobago; four nights all-inclusive stay for two people at Le Grand Courlan Spa Resort & three-nights at The Grafton Beach Resort Tobago, courtesy of British Airways and Sunrise Marketing.Majorie Yeu of the Sunday Mirror was also rewarded but with a five nights stay for two courtesy of PSA Marketing and the Trinidad and Tobago Tourist Office. The raffle raised over £400 and all proceeds will be donated directly to Dominica. Carol Hay, the CTO’s director of marketing for the UK and Europe stated: “We are always keen to support our member countries, in any way we can and we are very appreciative of the support offered by our media and trade partners at our ‘Meet the Media’ event”. Sharing is caring! 189 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img BusinessLocalNews CTO UK media event raises funds for Dominica by: – September 16, 2015 Share Sharelast_img read more