Live Stream for Opening Ceremony of CARICOM Heads Meeting

first_img A Caribbean Creative Industries Management Unit proposed… Mar 3, 2015 Youths from disadvantaged background sing to CARICOM Heads The Opening Ceremony for the 26th Inter-sessional meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government in The Bahamas will be streamed live from 10:30 a.m. (Eastern Caribbean time) on Thursday 26 February 2015. The stream can be followed on  the ZNS TV Bahamas website http://www.znsbahamas.com/ and on the CARICOM Today newsblog www.today.caricom.org The Ceremony, at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort, will be addressed by CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Rt. Hon. Perry Christie; immediate past Chairman, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Hon. Gaston Browne and CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque. You may be interested in… Feb 27, 2018 CARICOM Heads: Outcomes, Questions center_img Feb 26, 2018 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Out-going CARICOM Chairman addresses Inter-Sessional Meeting… Feb 26, 2020 Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Guyana’s 50th anniversary flag-raising ceremony in photos

first_img May 30, 2016 Guyanese in Barbados observe 50th independence anniversaryArchbishop of the West Indies, Dr. John Holder, said that the close relationship between Guyanese and Barbadians should be celebrated. His statement came as scores of Guyanese resident in Barbados flocked to the Cathedral of St Michael and All Angels for a service marking their country’s 50th anniversary of independence.…May 23, 2016In “Barbados”President of Guyana confers Order of Roraima on Barbados Prime Minister(Guyana Chronicle) As a part of Guyana’s 50th Republic Anniversary celebrations, President David Granger on Monday conferred the country’s second highest national award, the Order of Roraima, on Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, for her outstanding contribution to the Region. In brief remarks at the start of the…February 4, 2020In “Barbados”Barbados remains committed to GuyanaActing Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steve Blackett, yesterday reiterated Barbados’ commitment to maintaining “good and constructive” relations between this country and Guyana. He did so while delivering an address at a reception to mark Guyana’s 50th Anniversary of Independence at the Consulate General of Guyana, “Sefton Lodge”,…May 30, 2016In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp May 27, 2016 Barbados remains committed to Guyana Independence was triumph of will, grit – President of… You may be interested in… May 25, 2016 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Flashback: Golden Arrowhead being hoisted, 25 May 1966 President Granger confers Order of Roraima on Barbados Prime… May 25, 2016last_img read more

UNGA – Statement by Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris of St. Kitts and Nevis

first_img CAL Launches EC Service as LIAT Reorganises – CARICOM… PM Harris speaks at Clinton Global Initiative eventBASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, SEPTEMBER (PRESS SEC) – Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris was a featured participant in a small group discussion organised by the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) as part of the three-day CGI 2016 Annual Meeting in New York City.  The small group discussion titled Combating Teen…September 22, 2016In “CARICOM”CARICOM acknowledges St. Kitts/Nevis’ role in Regional Integration on its 35th Independence AnniversaryThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis on the country’s 35th Anniversary of Independence, and noted that the Community has benefitted from the commitment of the country’s government and people towards the integration movement. Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a congratulatory message to Prime…September 18, 2018In “CARICOM”Happy 32! St. Kitts and Nevis – CARICOM SGCARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has commended the impressive strides made by St. Kitts and Nevis as he extended congratulations to the Government and People on their 32nd Anniversary of Independence. St. Kitts and Nevis celebrate on Saturday 19 September 2015 under the theme “United in Building a Stronger Nation”…September 18, 2015In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp St. Kitts-Nevis Government Targets October 2020 to Re-open… Tributes Pour in for Former Barbados Prime Minister Aug 11, 2020 Mr. Secretary General, Distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen. It is indeed my privilege and honour, on behalf of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, to once agai address this General Assembly. At the outset, permit me to congratulate you. Madame President on your election, to lead this august body at this most significant time and as the first woman from the Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC) to assume the post. I assure you of my country s fullest support during your tenure.UNGA_Prime Minister Timothy Harris of St Kitts-NevisReform of the United Nations The opening session of this UN General Assembly featured excerpts from former Secretary General. Kofi Annan of blessed memory, in which he made the case that to solve the wide range of global problems the United Nations was critical. Multilateralism with the UN system at its fulcrum has long informed our global engagements. The United Nations has been, is, and will continue to be critical to global peace, progress and prosperity. That is why Madam President there is need to move urgently to reform the UN making it more responsive to the needs and concerns of ail and in particular Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The UN has become too preoccupied with summitry and less on delivery. The cooperation deficit among member states stymies the forward march of humanity. A reformed UN must become a body of greater action and fewer words. We need urgent action on climate change, Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), glob l cooperation, peace, prosperity and the reordering of the international financial system. Guided by this year s theme: Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared. Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies ‘, my delegation, is of the view that this theme allows us to address the unfairness and inequity of the international development order and we urge a new and more inclusive, equitable and sustainable development paradigm,. Sustainable Society/ Climate Change Madame President, My country, though the smallest country in the Western Hemisphere, has always had its own set of goals, long before the MDGs and SDGs were enunciated. Over a week ago, we celebrated thirty five (35) years of Independence. We have made significant progress towards alleviating poverty, providing free primary and secondary education, providing access to affordable health care and enhancing the standard of living of our citizens. All these gains can be erased by the phenomenon of climate change. The damage the OECS sub-region sustained last year from Hurricanes Irma and Maria was unimaginable. The United Nations High Level Pledging Conference in 2 the aftermath of these hurricanes was an attempt to chart the way forward in creating resilience and building back better. We ask that member states with outstanding commitments deal with these as soon as practicable. We applaud those countries which have already made good on their pledges. There is still a lot to be done to restore affected ember states but it requires strong, meaningful and enduring international partnerships. We continue to highlight, on the one hand, our inherent vulnerabilities to natural disasters, and on the other, an unflinching determination to maintain a sustainable society. Our responsibility is clear. Individually and collectively we must commit to reducing the amount of harmful materials we emit into the environment. It is a matter of great regret that Nations such as my own continue to pay dearly for a debt we did not create. Madame President, Our people see the impact of climate change on their lives and livelihoods. Climate change is largely the consequence of actions of more developed countries, their carbon emissions and harmful lifestyles. Yet SIDS pay an unfair price. A price so hi h that, for many of us, Climate Change presents an existential threat. How will the UN assist our region with the prevalence of the Sargassum seaweed which has adversely impacted the Caribbean? Sargassum affects our marine environment in particular our coastal fisheries and. has affected the revenues of the fisher folk of the region. Hotels, beaches and other tourism, related activities have been severely impacted. It is my fervent hope that my plea today for international intervention will bring some relief to the people of our region. We have to hold countries accountable for environmental degradation not 3 only in their jurisdictions but also for the degradation they cause to other states. The United Nations system presents the best vehicle for this. We welcome the funding mechanisms established to assist countries, particularly highly vulnerable SIDS. However, the process must be transparent, easily accessible and, most importantly, the commitments from donor countries must bear fruit. That being said, the international community cannot on the one hand claim to help SIDS while i the same vein classify us as middle and high-income countries based on archaic financial models that ultimately deny access to critical developmental assistance and hinder investment financing. We reiterate our calls for the international community to address with urgency the sterile measure of per capita income now employed. Equally important, the issues of disaster risk, insurance and recognition of the unique vulnerabilities of small states .must be addressed. My country remains committed to the Sustainable Development goals and the commitments in the SAMOA Pathway. International Architecture The developmental efforts of small states are being thwarted by an unfair financial architecture with the threat of de-risking and loss of correspondent banking relationships. This is compounded, by the very discriminatory and irrational black listing of countries that are forced to divert scarce resources to address the onerous and arbitrary demands of the EU Code of Conduct Group and other entities created by large highly developed countries. It is absolutely unfair to subject some counties to evaluation and ever fluctuating standards while others are exempt. The threats to the survival of small states is real. I therefore call on this Body to bring the light of small states like St. Kitts and Nevis to the forefront of 4 the international discourse and to bring an end to such discriminatory practices. At great cost, my country and other small states are attempting to rise to the challenges posed by the unfair international financial architecture. However, the frequency and arbitrariness of these unilateral demands derail essential development efforts in small states. I submit to this Body that we deserve and have a right to expect fairness, transparency and consistency of treatment of all states. A clear rules based financial system which applies to all states must be our collective goal. Conflict / Peace and Safety My Government is mindful that without peace there can be no shared prosperity. We have been aggressively confronting the problem of crime and violence from several fronts. We condemn all acts of violence and support efforts to maintain peace. My Government will use every resource available to achieve a stable, peaceful and equitable society that our people expect and deserve. St. Kitts and Nevis supports the calls for diplomacy to address the conflicts around the world and is particularly heartened by the welcomed dialogue on the Korean Peninsula. The Caribbean is a zone of peace and our clear philosophy is to promote peace, friendship and dialogue whilst avoiding conflict with other territories. In this regard a denuclearized world is a most desirable objective for all humankind. Throughout the Caribbean, we suffer from an increase in crime connected to the trade in small arms, light weapons and the drug trade. These weapons flow into the Caribbean where they are not manufactured and are linked to an insatiable drug appetite in the West. It is beyond our power to unilaterally control the flow of guns 5 into the region or the habit that drives the dangerous global drug trade. We seek the assistance of the international community as we work tirelessly to address this scourge. My country remains fully committed to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Our increasing internal budgetary allocations are an indication of our commitment to the maintenance of safety a d security. Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies Madame President, You may be interested in… Health Madame President, St. Kitts and Nevis is elated that just this week, this august body joined together to commit to scaling up multi-stake older and multi-sectoral responses for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Our region remains encumbered by the unfortunate burden that NCDs have placed on our society and economy. The statistics are stark and startling. 8 out of every 10 deaths In the Caribbean are attributable to NCDs, 40% of which are premature and 70% of this number is preventable. Hypertension is our leading risk factor for death. The Caribbean’s diabetes rate is double the global rate. We are facing an NCD crisis in our region. In this regard we applaud the launch of the Defeat-NCDs partnership earlier this week and CARICOM and CARPHA shall provide the fullest support to this new partnership. We endorse a holistic approach to health and I am happy to report that we have shifted into high gear to make an essential component, of global health, universal health coverage, a reality for all citizens in St. Kitts and Nevis. I must remind us that NCDs and climate change are twin sides of the same coin. They are symptoms of the failure of the extant development paradigm. Social Development Madam President, My government believes in making an equitable society a reality for all citizens in St. Kitts and Nevis. In keeping with our commitment to Transform Our World through the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, we have endeavored to create an equitable pathway by improving the standard of living for the most vulnerable so they can become self-sufficient and productive citizens and residents. Partnerships I cannot address this great body and not recognize our dear friend Taiwan. My government views the United Nations as a people s organization, for all people, including the people of Taiwan. We strongly believe Taiwan has an important and continuing role to play in international development strategies as they have had great success in technology, agriculture, health and renewable energy. We advocate that Taiwan be given space to add to the dialogue, progress and well being of the global community. We also continue to voice our support of our Caribbean sister Cuba and to call for the normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States of America to alleviate the real suffering caused to the Cuban people of this policy of exclusion. My country is conscious of the current difficulties in Venezuela. Venezuela has been a very good friend to the Caribbean and St Kitts and Nevis continues to call 7 for peaceful dialogue to resolve issues in Venezuela with due regard to the rule of law a d the democratic ideals we old dear. Conclusion As I close Madame President, I must remind t at our people want action. They want results. We need to see all Global Leaders come together to create and maintain stability, equality and peace in our countries, so that our collective contributions can prevent and avoid war and violence; end the proliferation of nuclear weapons, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a d create a level playing field for small states to thrive. May we be always mindful and proactive to ensure that no country is left behind in the pursuit and achievement of the 2030 Agenda. It is our shared responsibility to create the best opportunities and fulfill the expectations of our current and future generations. I am convinced, Madame President that if we continue to work steadfastly, always vigilant and focused on the overarching goals, we shall contribute to a more relevant, fair, productive and meaningful United Nations, and by extension, a better world, for all our peoples. I thank you. UNGA_Prime Minister Timothy Harris of St Kitts-Nevis Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… PM Harris Wants Regional Air Travel to be Affordable,… Jul 27, 2020 Jul 16, 2020 Jul 27, 2020last_img read more

Promote citizen security to shore up CARICOM’s resilience – UNSG

first_img (Reporting by Volderine Hackett) Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Related Posts CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… Address criteria for concessional financing and debt – CARICOM SGCaribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, on Friday called for “strong collaborative action… to address urgently the criteria for access to concessional financing and the debt issue”. The Secretary-General made the call at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, in remarks to delegates attending the Eighth General Meeting between CARICOM…July 24, 2015In “Antigua & Barbuda”CARICOM integration journey a standard bearer: Secretary-General LaRocqueIn setting the tone for the 40th CARICOM Heads of Government Summit which opened in Saint Lucia on Wednesday, 3 July, Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, said that CARICOM’s journey is recognised as the standard bearer by other developing countries seeking to build their own regional integration arrangements. “From across the…July 4, 2019In “Associate Member States”CARICOM’s advocacy for resilience financing intensifies; optimism in Finland’s support(CARICOM Secretariat, 12 September 2019) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has reiterated its call for international financial institutions to accept that the vulnerability of Small Island and low-lying coastal Developing States (SIDS), should be the main criterion for eligibility for concessional development financing, instead of GDP per capita. As yet another…September 12, 2019In “Event”Share this on WhatsApp Oct 16, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Climate-related disasters and their impacts on families; murder rates; violence among women and girls; and concessional development financing were among the issues raised by the UNSG. In connecting the growth in frequency and severity of climate-related disasters to the intensifying of risks to families and to development, the UNSG outlined measures to address these issues urgently.  “The Caribbean experience makes abundantly clear that we must urgently reduce global emissions and work collectively to ensure that global temperature rise does not go beyond 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels”, he said. “We must massively increase our ambition to advance low-emission and resilient development, including addressing loss and damage from climate impacts.…. Investing in sustainable development also means investing more in concrete conservation and resilience measures.”, he continued. Noting that the resilience of Caribbean societies must address the issue of “citizen insecurity”, the UNSG made reference to “murder rates that are still significant in parts of the Caribbean; and violence against women and girls.  “Violence against women and girls is a significant dimension of citizen insecurity, which increases in the wake of natural disasters and is an obstacle to resilient societies generally.” The UNSG stressed that it was important that gender considerations underpinned all efforts to promote citizen security and sustainable development, and shared that he was pleased that “the Spotlight Initiative will partner with CARICOM [Secretariat] and six countries in the Region” and in this regard   invest – some 50 million euros, in prevention and redress for violence against women and girls. The UNSG highlighted the vulnerability of small states due to, among other factors, small size of domestic markets and their limited capacity to participate in global markets; heavy dependence on imports, particularly energy and food; high levels of national debt; and the challenges of mobilising development financing on affordable and appropriate terms, and indicated support for the CARICOM group. “…we join your call, and will take the steps we can, to improve access to development financing as a priority, “he said.“I agree with you that eligibility for Official Development Assistance and other forms of concessional financing should include vulnerability criteria, in addition to Gross National Income per capita. “, the UNSG also said“For middle-income countries that are particularly vulnerable, the multilateral development banks and development finance institutions have key roles to play in providing more long-term, low-cost debt financing,” he continued The UNSG said that he strongly supported the ECLAC proposal to convert debt to investment in resilience through the debt for climate adaptation swap and resilience building initiative, and expressed the total support of the UN and his own to any initiative aiming at creating conditions to for adequate financing for building resilie3nce and for recovering from the devastation of climate accidents. Please read the speech here Resilience and sustainable development were at the heart of the  United Nations (UN) Secretary-General (SG), António Guterres’ address to the 40th Regular Meeting of Caribbean Community Heads of Government, which opened in Saint Lucia on 3 July 2019. CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak last_img read more

Delphi Appoints Three New Sales Managers in North America

first_imgTROY, MI — Delphi Corp. has named three new sales managers for North America. Jim Eady, Darrel Reuss and Steve Tucker will serve as regional sales managers for vehicle electronics in North America for Delphi Product & Service Solutions. Eady will cover the Southeast, Reuss the Midwest and Tucker the Northeast and all will report to Scott Donnelly, North American vehicle electronics sales manager. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Eady joins Delphi after serving as president of the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) since 1999. Eady began his career in 1977 as an assistant buyer and area sales manager for McRae’s Department Stores. In 1980 he began working for TRW Automotive’s aftermarket division and held multiple positions for the next 13 years, including district sales representative, area sales manager, marketing services manager and regional sales manager. During his time at TRW, Eady directed the activities of a 15-district sales force and was responsible for annual sales as well as budget forecasting for his region. In 1993, he began working for Federal-Mogul, where he held the positions of regional sales manager as well as Federated Group sales manager. Reuss joins Delphi after being Midwest regional sales manager for Dynamic Control of North America, a consumer electronics company, where he worked since 2001. His responsibilities previously included National Accounts, Regional Chains, adding new direct retail outlets as well as distribution where necessary. Reuss began his career in 1984 at Allied-Signal Corp. as a territory sales representative. In 1991 he joined TRW Automotive as a territory sales manager. In 1995, he went to Federal-Mogul as district sales manager. In 1995, Reuss also became vice president of sales and marketing for Oil Filter Recyclers of Illinois. In this position he was responsible for all sales activities and customer relations. Advertisement Tucker began his career at Midnite Auto Parts/Autoworld in Kansas City, Mo., in 1977 as a store manager. In 1982 he moved to Ozark Kenworth and held management positions in inventory control and used truck sales. Tucker then moved to Toledo, Ohio, in 1985 and began working for Dana. He held multiple positions for the next five years including territory manager for NAPA Memphis, machine shop consultant and marketing manager for engine products. During his time at Dana, Tucker was named “Manufacturer Rep of the Year.” In 1990, Tucker joined Federal-Mogul Corp. and served as regional sales manager for 10 years during which time he led the automotive aftermarket division in sales for three consecutive years. In 2000, Tucker moved to Nashville, Tenn., as regional sales manager for Mid-State Automotive Distribution where he acquired new accounts worth approximately $3 million annually and increased gross profit over three percentage points in one year. In 2002, he joined Arvin Meritor as the Western division sales manager where he brought on an excess of $4.5 million in annual sales. For more information about Delphi, go to: www.delphi.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

Keystone Announces New Director of Marketing Services

first_imgPOMONA, CA — Mary Kunz has been promoted to director of marketing services for Keystone Automotive Industries. Kunz has been with Keystone for 16 years and has led company-wide marketing communications for Keystone during its emergence as one of the leading companies in the collision repair industry. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Kunz most recently led Keystone’s re-branding efforts, implementing new brand messaging in advertisements, collateral material and websites. She has also greatly increased internal communications efforts among Keystone’s more than 3,700 team members and is well known within Keystone for providing continuous, high-quality support to all managers and their teams. Kunz grew up in Southern California and earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from Cal Poly Pomona. She lives in Claremont, CA, with her husband and three sons. For more information about Keystone, go to: http://www.keystone-auto.com.,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

On The Job In Los Alamos: Renovating Office Building

first_imgOn the job in Los Alamos are workers applying insulated wrap Tuesday to the office building undergoing renovations including an upper level at the corner of Oppenheimer Drive and Trinity. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comScene of workers applying insulated wrap Tuesday to the office building undergoing renovations at the corner of Oppenheimer Drive and Trinity. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comScene last month of renovations on the office building at the corner of Oppenheimer Drive and Trinity. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comView from Trinity Drive of the office building undergoing renovations at the corner of Oppenheimer Drive and Trinity. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

2019 New Mexico Bowl: Central Michigan University & San Diego State University Face Off Dec. 21

first_imgSPORTS News:ALBUQUERQUE – During Selection Sunday today, the New Mexico Bowl announced that San Diego State University and Central Michigan University will face off Saturday, Dec. 21 in Albuquerque.The New Mexico Bowl will kick off the collegiate bowl season for the fourteenth year, airing on ESPN at noon MST (2 p.m. EST) live from Dreamstyle Stadium.‘We are very happy with another really good matchup in the New Mexico Bowl, two outstanding teams in the midst of excellent seasons,” said New Mexico Bowl Executive Director Jeff Siembieda. “San Diego State has one of the nation’s best defenses and is playing for double-digit wins for the fourth time in the past six seasons. Central Michigan is in the midst of a special season having gone from 1-11 to playing for the MAC championship with a high powered offense. This should be a great game and we look forward to New Mexicans along with San Diego State and Central Michigan fans descending on Dreamstyle Stadium in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico.”Central Michigan won the MAC West Division Championship, going 8-5 for the season after playing in the league championship game. Head Coach Jim McElwain is MAC Coach of the Year in his first season in Mount Pleasant having five players First All Team MAC and two players Second Team. Central Michigan was fourth in the MAC in scoring (31.9 ppg), third in the MAC in Scoring Defense (26.8 ppg allowed), won six of their last eight games, and averaged 41 points per game in those eight games.“Central Michigan is one of the best stories in college football this year and we are looking forward to hosting the Chippewas and their fans in the New Mexico Bowl,” Siembieda said. “The turnaround from a 1-11 season last year to the MAC Championship Game is remarkable. Jim McElwain and his staff have a really good, exciting football team in the midst of an exceptional season.”San Diego State had a 9-3 overall record going 5-3 in the Mountain West. The Aztecs are appearing in a bowl game for the tenth straight season, which is the first time in school history that has happened. SDSU has five players on the First Team All Mountain West Team and four players on Second Team. San Diego State defense ranks fourth nationally in scoring defense (12.8 points per game allowed), fifth nationally in total defense (288.7 yard per game allowed), third nationally in turnover margin (plus-15), second nationally in rushing defense (72.3 yards allowed rushing per game), and went 1-0 vs. Pac-12 this season beting UCLA for the first time in school history.“We are really excited to host San Diego State in the New Mexico Bowl for the first time,” Siembieda said. “The Aztecs have become a premier football program with a spectacular team and a passionate fan base. Congratulations to Coach Rocky Long and the entire program on another tremendous season.”Tickets, ranging from $25 to $40, are available at the University of New Mexico ticket office by calling 505.925.5626 or the New Mexico Bowl office at 505.925.5999. For more information regarding the New Mexico Bowl please visit newmexicobowl.com. For tickets and more information regarding the New Mexico Bowl, visit newmexicobowl.com. ESPN EventsESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 34 collegiate sporting events nationwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games, the FCS opening-weekend game, 16 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events, a college softball event and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 375-plus hours of live programming, reaches nearly 64 million viewers and attracts more than 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and Tampa, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.For more information, visit the official website, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube pages.last_img read more

LAFD: Nine Cadets Graduate At Ceremony Friday

first_imgThe American flag waves in the breeze during the Fire Recruit Academy Class #28 Friday at the White Rock Baptist Church on N.M. 4 in White Rock. Nine fire cadets graduated during the ceremony including Fire Science Valedictorian Terry Martinez, and EMS Valedictorian Gary Martinez (whose grandfather is LAFD Retired Capt. Leroy Lopez) and Dennis Padilla, Cory Miller, Christopher Salinas, Manual Fierro, Rudy Trujillo, Donovan Aguilar and Isiah Chavez  Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.comlast_img read more