IDB lends further support to CDB’s investments in regional energy security

first_img(Caribbean Development Bank Press Release)  – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has mobilised more than US$85M to increase the Region’s energy security through geothermal energy development. CDB’s Board of Directors earlier in December approved acceptance of further financing under the Sustainable Energy Facility (SEF) for the Eastern Caribbean from IDB, with resources coming from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Government of the Republic of Italy. SEF is part of CDB’s GeoSmart Initiative, which aims to reduce the financial, technical and institutional barriers to geothermal energy development in five Eastern Caribbean states – Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The programme also helps governments build capacity and strengthen institutions so they can be better equipped to implement and manage geothermal energy initiatives. Oct 1, 2020 Oct 5, 2020 CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… Find Way for Private Sector to Assume Role as Jobs Generator… Oct 2, 2020 CDB to Lend US$70M to The Bahamas and Saint Lucia,… center_img You may be interested in… US$85.6M will expand the pool of existing resources under SEF Programme with US$80M coming from GCF and US$5.6M from the Government of the Republic of Italy. It will go towards financing the often cost-intensive stages of development from the pre-feasibility studies to exploration drilling, and eventually field and plant development such as developing wells and building power plants, sub-stations and transmission lines. Monica La Bennett, Vice-President (Operations) welcomed the new financing, saying it would help to advance the energy transformation and economic development of the beneficiary countries. “The reality for these countries is that they have small and isolated electricity markets which lack scale, and are heavily dependent on diesel fuel for power generation. This has made the cost of electricity higher than the global average,” she said. The Vice-President noted that some of the countries, given their volcanic origins, have large potential for geothermal energy, which could provide lower-cost constant power. However, the risks that form barriers to exploration and development are often high. The approved package of funding consists of investment and technical grant, contingent grant, as well as concessional loan resources, and will help the countries overcome the barriers to geothermal energy development. “CDB, by collaborating with partners such as the IDB, is focused on removing these barriers, and creating a low-carbon diversified energy matrix based on more affordability and indigenous renewable energy options, thereby increasing energy security. This is critical for these tourism-dependent economies if they are to improve their competitiveness and fiscal and macroeconomic stability,” added La Bennett. The GeoSmart Initiative contributes to achieving the objectives of CDB’s 2015-2019 Strategic Plan, in which energy security is a cross-cutting theme. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CDB wins top industry award for driving geothermal energy development in Region(CDB Press Release) The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is being lauded and awarded for its work advancing geothermal energy development in the Caribbean. On July 17, the Geothermal Congress for Latin America and the Caribbean (GEOLAC) gave CDB’s Sustainable Energy Facility for the Eastern Caribbean (SEF) programme its top prize for…July 25, 2019In “Business”OECS to focus on geothermal energy at St. Kitts and Nevis forumThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission are partnering with the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis to jointly host a Regional Geothermal Forum under the theme: ‘Opportunities and Synergies for Collaboration’. The three-day forum will be held in Basseterre from May 10-12…May 3, 2016In “CARICOM”Geothermal energy getting increasing attention in Eastern CaribbeanWhile appearing on the Government’s weekly radio and television programme “Working for You” on Wednesday, May 11, Dr. Devon Gardener, Programme Manager for Energy and Head of Energy Unit at the CARICOM Secretariat in Guyana, said Caribbean islands can produce their own power. “The fact is that at the end…May 16, 2016In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Two Major Leaps Towards a Climate Resilient, Emission-Free… Sep 29, 2020last_img read more

PM Rowley holds press conference on return from CARICOM UN Mission on Venezuela

first_img Related Posts Meaningful dialogue and negotiation are necessary to find a solution to the situation in Venezuela, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley said Wednesday. Oct 1, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 Oct 9, 2020 Grenada Govt. Clarifies Leaked Internal Circular on… center_img PM Rowley, who is Lead Head of Government with responsibility for Security in the CARICOM Quasi Cabinet, was on a delegation to the United Nations this week. The delegation was headed by CARICOM Chairman, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, and included Barbados Prime Minister, the Hon. Mia Mottley and CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque. Listen: Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 CARICOM and UN meeting on crisis in VenezuelaA Delegation from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) led by Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris of St. Kitts and Nevis is meeting today with United Nations Secretary-General  His Excellency Antonio Guterres to discuss the crisis in Venezuela. Prime Minister Harris is accompanied at the meeting by  Dr. Hon Keith Rowley,…January 28, 2019In “Barbados”CARICOM Delegation in New York holds pre-Meeting ahead of talks with UN SGThe CARICOM Delegation in New York to meet with UN Secretary-General HE Antonio Guterres on the crisis in Venezuela held a preparatory session this morning. CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris of St. Kitts and Nevis, is leading the delegation which includes Prime Minister Dr. Hon Keith Rowley…January 28, 2019In “Barbados”CARICOM Delegation to meet with UN Secretary-General Monday on crisis on VenezuelaChairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis leads a delegation from the Community to meet with United Nations (UN) Secretary-General His Excellency Antonio Guterres on Monday morning to discuss the crisis in Venezuela. The meeting will take place at…January 27, 2019In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp On Caribbean Statistics Day, PM Mitchell Hails Unwavering… last_img read more

Justin Cooper Joins Experian Automotive as National Sales Manager for the Automotive Aftermarket

first_imgSCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Experian Automotive has announced that Justin Cooper has joined the company as national sales manager in its automotive aftermarket group.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “We are excited to welcome Justin to our aftermarket team,” said Scott Waldron, president of Experian Automotive. “Justin’s commitment and expertise earned through his more than 14 years of sales experience in the automotive space are a solid addition to our growing sales force and will be an invaluable asset in Experian Automotive’s continued success in the automotive aftermarket.” “I am extremely excited to join the growing Experian Automotive team,” said Cooper. “I look forward to applying my knowledge and experience to this new position and further contributing to Experian’s existing expertise in the aftermarket. As the information needs of the marketplace continue to evolve, I welcome the opportunity to bring suppliers and manufacturers the breadth of Experian’s data offerings to help them make more profitable decisions for their businesses.” Prior to joining Experian, Cooper held sales, marketing and business development positions at R.L. Polk and Michelin Tire Corp. Cooper joins Mark French on the Experian Automotive aftermarket sales team, who together bring a combined 35 years of aftermarket–specific sales experience with leading manufacturers and information companies. Advertisement Cooper holds a bachelor of science in management from Clemson University.last_img read more

Celette-Elektron Names New General Manager

first_imgDeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  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 LOMBARD, Ill. – Celette Inc. and Elektron Inc. have announced a change in management at their U.S. headquarters. Timothy Morgan has been appointed general manager for both companies. He replaces Matthias Larisch, who has left the organization. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Morgan most recently served as the Celette-Elektron director of sales and technical operations. He has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive industry, including more than 15 in collision equipment distribution, marketing and education. “We will continue the improvements we’ve made over the past 18 months in customer service, distribution and training. We’re very excited about the opportunities in the U.S. and Canada for both our flagship brands,” said Morgan. Celette is a leading producer of automobile frame repair benches and measuring devices, and Elektron is a respected manufacturer of spot welders and other equipment for the auto body repair industry. Both Elektron and Celette are owned by The Equinox Group, an industrial partnership based in Switzerland, with U.S. headquarters located in Lombard, Ill.,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 MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Yuji Goto Taking Reins of Yokohama Tire Group

first_imgWith more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  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 From Tire Review/Tyres & AccessoriesAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement On Jan. 1, 2012, Yuji Goto will take over from Hikomitsu Noji as president of Yokohama Rubber Corp.’s Tire Group. Goto is already general manager of Yokohama’s Tire Global Business Planning Division, a role he will continue in next year. Hikomitsu Noji will retain his position as president and representative director of Yokohama Rubber Corp.  (Tyres & Accessories),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.  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

OBITUARY: Frank Norfleet, Early Founder of Association of Automotive Aftermarket Distributors

first_imgMEMPHIS, Tenn. – Frank M. Norfleet, a true icon of the automotive aftermarket industry, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 17 at the age of 93.   A lifelong Memphian, he was born on Nov. 27, 1918. He leaves his wife of 69 years, Jean Norfleet; three daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Mike Sheahan, Jean and John Laughlin and Frances and Alex Thompson; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. His half-brother, Dunbar Abston, Jr. (and Connie) also survive him. His father, Cecil Norfleet; his mother, Esther Cook Norfleet Abston; his stepfather Dunbar Abston, Sr.; and a brother, Everett Norfleet, predeceased him.   He was an elder at Second Presbyterian Church and humbly led his family and others in the Christian faith.   Norfleet will be remembered by many as the chairman and CEO of Parts Industries Corp. Parts Inc., Heavy Duty Parts Inc., Worldparts Corp., Triple T Inc., Riverside Tractor Parts, Aftermarket Inc., Motors Inc. and many other subsidiaries fell under this umbrella.   He was the only person to serve as president and director of two separate and prestigious national associations in the industry: the Automotive Engine Rebuilders Association and the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association. He was also named AWDA Automotive Man of the Year in 1972, served as a trustee of the AWDA University, and he received the Automotive Hall of Fame’s Distinguished Service Citation. He was founder and chairman of the Association of Automotive Aftermarket Distributors (AAAD). This was an association of warehouse distributors who participated in the Parts Plus advertising program offered by Parts Inc. and used the Parts Plus licensed trademark.   Norfleet was founder and the first president of the Automotive Information Council in New York. He served as president of the Super Service Club of Distributors Institute, Chicago, and he was a director of the Car Care Council, Detroit, and a member of the District Council of two divisions of General Motors Corp., AC and United Delco. He served in numerous other industry roles and received many more industry awards.   Parts Industries was originally formed as Ozburn Automobile Supply Co. by Field Ozburn in 1911. When Dunbar Abston Sr. joined the company, it became Ozburn-Abston Company. Norfleet joined the firm in 1946 after working for several years at First National Bank in Memphis (now First Tennessee Bank). And, after serving in Europe during World War II where he was awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Belgian Croix de Guerre (for service at the Battle of the Bulge) and the Silver Star for Valor. He was also in the Ninth Armored Division during the crossing of the Rhine River at Remagen.   Parts Inc. was formed in 1958 when the company foresaw warehouse distribution as its way of the future, with warehouses in Memphis, Baton Rouge, La., Jackson, Miss.; and Huntsville, Ala., and about 10 years later started franchising under the PI Systems name. In 1977, the Data Processing Division developed TOPS III, the most advanced computer system in the automotive aftermarket at the time.   In 1979, this family owned business was sold to Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds plc (GKN) of Birmingham, England. In 1984, Norfleet retired but remained as chairman emeritus of the board of directors of GKN (USA) Parts Industries Corp. For several years, he was also managing director of GKN Autoparts International, which included the French, British and the U.S. automotive operations.   Then, Frank Norfleet established NCRD Group Inc., a consulting firm that offered business, industry and institutions comprehensive management consulting services covering a broad spectrum of contemporary issues.   Through the years, he has served on the board of directors of several NYSE-listed companies including CSX Corp., First Tennessee National Corp. and Malone and Hyde, as well C.H. Bailey plc of the U.K.   Because of his dedicated service in different fields, he received many honors and awards, including the L.M. Graves Memorial Health Award presented by the Mid-South Medical Center Council, and he was honored by the American Jewish Committee. He was also elected to two six-year terms as a Justice of the Peace of Shelby County Quarterly Court.   He fully enjoyed volunteering. He served as president and chairman of the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce and was vice president of the Cotton Carnival Assn. In the health field, he co-chaired the finance committee of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and The University of Tennessee Cancer Research Centers in 1976. In the education field, he was a member of the University of Tennessee Development Council and co-chaired the Tennessee Tomorrow, National Fundraising Campaign of UT in 1977-1980. He was a founding member and chairman of the Board of Governors of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis (originally the Memphis-Plough Community Foundation). He was also a trustee of Rhodes College, Presbyterian Day School, Hutchison School and Elmwood Cemetery for many years.   His philanthropic endeavors as well as his fundraising leadership through the years benefited many charities such as MIFA, Church Health Center, Memphis Zoological Society, Boy Scouts and Mid-South Food Bank among others. Mentoring others also gave him great pleasure, especially through the Society of Entrepreneurs.   Norfleet was an avid sportsman, enjoying bird hunting, fishing, polo and tennis. His special joy was traveling with his whole family. He wrote his autobiography for his family, titled, “Blessings and Joys.”   A memorial service was held Monday Feb. 20 at Second Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.   In sharing the news of Norfleet’s passing, Mike Lambert, president of the Automotive Distribution Network, said, “To say that Frank Norfleet was an automotive industry icon would be an understatement. He joined the Ozburn-Abston Co. in 1946 and formed Parts Inc. in 1958. He also developed the Parts Plus name in that same year. In 1977, he invited the heads of the leading automotive manufacturers to Memphis for a meeting. Standing on the stage of the Peabody Hotel, with a young lawyer at his side, our own Bob Johnson, he explained his concept for an automotive association. Frank’s style was as much suggestion as mandate, and Frank always got his way. Thus was the beginning of the Association of Automotive Aftermarket Distributors, or AAAD, as our original association was called…   “There are few men who have the resume of a Frank Norfleet,” Lambert continued. “His legacy follows him into the future and the Network is part of that legacy.”     AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

NMFO: ‘Half Brothers’ Begins Filming In New Mexico

first_imgIn “Half Brothers,” Méndez stars as Renato, a successful Mexican aviation executive who is shocked to discover he has an American half-brother, the free-spirited Asher, played by Connor Del Rio (“Unfriended: Dark Web,” “Level Up”). The two very different half-brothers are forced on a road journey together, masterminded by their ailing father, tracing the path their father took as an immigrant from Mexico to the United States. They are joined by Juan Pablo Espinosa (“El Secretario”), portraying a man whose history isn’t as simple as it seems. The movie will employ approximately 150 New Mexico crew members, 30 New Mexico actors and stunt performers, and 300 background players. Background talent will include numerous Hispanic males, females, and children ages 1-12. Individuals wishing to be cast as background talent should send an email with their photograph and phone number to Robert Baxter at: robertbaxtercasting@gmail.com. Based in Albuquerque, “Half Brothers” will film ithrough late August, shooting on locations in and around Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Cedar Crest, Los Lunas and Hatch. The film is being directed by Luke Greenfield (“The Girl Next Door,” “Let’s Be Cops”) and produced by Jason Shuman (“Role Models,” “Lone Survivor”) and Eduardo Cisneros (“Instructions Not Included,” “The Obituary of Tunde Johnson”), from a screenplay written by Shuman and Cisneros. Focus Features will distribute the movie domestically, and Universal Pictures International will handle foreign distribution. SANTA FE ― New Mexico Film Office Director Todd Christensen has announced that the feature film “Half Brothers,” a moving comedy with heart in the vein of “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Green Book” and “Rain Man,” is starting production today in New Mexico.center_img Luis Gerardo Méndez will executive produce and star in “Half Brothers.” Méndez can currently be seen in the film “Murder Mystery” opposite Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, and will appear this fall in the upcoming “Charlie’s Angels” reboot opposite Kristen Stewart. He previously starred in and executive produced the popular Spanish-language series “Club de Cuervos.” NMFO News: Also serving as executive producer is Udi Nedivi (“Wedding Crashers,” “Creed II”), with Jason Benoit (“Safe House,” “The Last Airbender”) as co-producer. Other key members of the production team are director of photography Thomas Scott Stanton (“Take Me to the River,” “Benji”), production designer RA Arancio-Parrain (“Odd Thomas,” “Safe Haven”), and costume designer Daniela Moore (“The Last Stand,” “Gamer”).last_img read more

LAPS: Safe Space Initiative Community Event July 29

first_imgGLSEN Albuquerque Chair Havens Levitt She started the first Albuquerque Public School lesbian/gay student support group and is a founding member of GLSEN Albuquerque. For the last six years, the Albuquerque chapter has worked with school districts to improve policies and provide training to educators that will create a more supportive environment for LGBTQ+ students. Havens Levitt, GLSEN Albuquerque Chair, Nationally Certified GLSEN trainer and retired high school teacher, will lead the presentation. Havens began teaching in 1982 and advocated for LGBTQ+ students during her entire career. The event is 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, July 29 in Room 631 of Building 6 on the UNM-Los Alamos camous at 4000 University Dr. They will serve as a neutral point of contact and be able to provide information, resources and support in a safe space as needed. In order to increase support for all students and especially LGBTQ+ students, families and staff, the LAPS Healthy Schools Initiative is working with GLSEN to start a Safe Space Initiative in the Los Alamos Public Schools. Staff from every LAPS school site have volunteered to be trained as Safe Space Resource People. GLSEN, which stands for the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization working to create safe schools for ALL students. center_img LAPS News: The National School Climate Survey and the Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey demonstrate that LGBTQ youth are at higher risk for being the targets of bullying and for struggling with suicidal ideation and problematic substance use. These surveys have consistently indicated that specific school-based supports are related to a safer and more inclusive school climate. Los Alamos Public Schools’ Healthy Schools Initiative is hosting a community event to learn more about GLSEN’s Safe Space Initiative. GLSEN strives to ensure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Parking for Building 6 is located to the west or back of campus. For further information, contact Healthy Schools Initiative Director Kristine Coblentz at k.coblentz@laschools.net.last_img read more

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival First Presentation Of All 10 Of Beethoven’s Sonatas For Violin & Piano

first_imgSFCMF News: “Beethoven’s 10 violin-and-piano sonatas offer an opportunity to experience the compositional development of the master—from his Classical period through to the expansive innovation of his late style—in a concise, three-concert format,” Festival Artistic Director Marc Neikrug said. “Gems along the way are the ‘Spring,’ ‘Kreutzer,’ and last G-Major Sonata, Op. 96.” Capocchi received a graduate scholarship to the University of Arizona after winning numerous guitar competitions in his native Brazil, and since then he’s performed in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Belgium and recorded three CDs. Recent engagements include the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, New Mexico Performing Arts Society, New Mexico Classical Guitar Festival, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Santa Fe Community Orchestra, and Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra. Capocchi teaches at the Santa Fe Guitar Academy, plays and offers workshops at festivals in North and South America, and leads the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s Guitars in Our Schools program at Kha’p’o Community School at Santa Clara Pueblo.TICKET INFORMATIONFestival tickets are available in a variety of options and may be purchased with any major credit card by calling 505.982.1890 (or toll free at 888.221.9836, ext. 102); visiting SantaFeChamberMusic.com, where seat selection is available; emailing tickets@sfcmf.org; or stopping by the Festival Ticket Office in the lobby of the New Mexico Museum of Art at 107 West Palace Avenue in Santa Fe. The Ticket Office is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Ida Kavafian recently marked her 34th year as artistic director of the Music from Angel Fire chamber music festival in New Mexico. A frequent artist of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for more than 40 years and a former violinist of the Beaux Arts Trio, Kavafian currently performs as a soloist; in recital with her sister, violinist Ani Kavafian; as a guest with distinguished ensembles; and as a faculty member at the Curtis Institute of Music, Juilliard School, and Bard College Conservatory of Music. She’s premiered many new works, and she’s the co-founder of the ensembles TASHI, OPUS ONE, and Trio Valtorna. She holds the Nina von Maltzahn Chair in Violin Studies at Curtis, where she was awarded the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Conductor David Zinman, who last appeared at the Festival in 2010, leads 13 musicians in one of Mozart’s most magnificent works—the Serenade for Winds & Bass, known as the “Gran Partita”—during the August 11 concert, held at 6 p.m. in The Lensic. Tickets are nonrefundable; however, if you’re unable to use your tickets, prior to the performance, you can donate them to the Festival or exchange them in person, via email at info@sfcmf.org, or online at SantaFeChamberMusic.com. Ticket exchanges are subject to fees and restrictions. Anne-Marie McDermott has played concertos, recitals, and chamber music in hundreds of cities around the world. She serves as artistic director of the Bravo! Vail Music Festival and the Ocean Reef Chamber Music Festival and as curator for San Diego’s Mainly Mozart Festival. Her extensive discography includes the complete Prokofiev piano sonatas, Bach’s English Suites and partitas, Gershwin’s complete piano and orchestral works, Haydn piano sonatas and concertos, and upcoming releases of several Mozart concertos. McDermott is a longtime member of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, with whom she tours every season, and she’s a member of the piano quartet OPUS ONE, which has commissioned more than a dozen works. McDermott is awinner of the Young Concert Artists Auditions and an Avery Fisher Career Grant.FESTIVAL DEBUT OF PIANIST ZOLTÁN FEJÉRVÁRIHungarian pianist Zoltán Fejérvári makes his Festival debut by appearing on four programs, beginning with a solo recital on August 13 at noon in the New Mexico Museum of Art that includes spirited works from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries: the Humoreske in B-flat Major by Schumann, Three Burlesques by Bartók, and Elf Humoresken (Eleven Humoresques) by contemporary German composer Jörg Widmann. He also appears on three chamber music concerts, playing Bach’s Concerto in D Minor for Keyboard Solo after Marcello, BWV 974, Aug. 17; Ravel’s elegant Piano Trio in A Minor with violinist Benny Kim and cellist Eric Kim Aug. 18; and Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet with members of the Dover Quartet and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra’s associate principal bass, Leigh Mesh, during the season-finale concert Aug. 19. All three chamber music concerts are 6 p.m. in The Lensic. Zoltán Fejérvári has performed as a soloist with the Budapest and Verbier Festival Orchestras, Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, and Concerto Budapest Symphonic Orchestra, among other ensembles. In August 2018, at the request of Sir András Schiff, he performed in Mr. Schiff ’s stead at the Lucerne Festival. In September, he performed at Classical Spree, the festival of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Additional 2018–19 engagements included concerts in Budapest and Turin and appearances in Kalamazoo, Michigan, as part of the Gilmore Keyboard Festival’s Rising Stars Series; at Union College in Schenectady, New York; and at The Coast Recital Society and the Vancouver Recital Society in British Columbia. He also performed at the Borletti-Buitoni Trust’s 15th-anniversary concert and toured twice with Musicians from Marlboro. Mr. Fejérvári won first prize at the 2017 Concours musical international de Montréal and is a recipient of a 2016 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.THE RETURN OF FESTIVAL FAVORITESSeveral artists return to the Festival during Weeks 5 & 6.center_img Also during the August 11 concert, pianist Shai Wosner joins Berlin Philharmonic Principal Horn Stefan Dohr for two works: Brahms’s somber and stunningly beautiful Horn Trio, which includes violinist Benny Kim, and Schubert’s deeply moving homage to his idol, Beethoven—Auf dem Strom (On the River)—which spotlights tenor Paul Appleby. Mr. Wosner also performs Mendelssohn’s Konzertstück in F Minor with clarinetist David Shifrin and bassoonist Christopher Millard on August 12 at 6 p.m. in The Lensic, and on August 14, at noon in the New Mexico Museum of Art, he plays Janáček’s evocative Concertino and Thuille’s lushly Romantic Sextet. Highlights of the Festival’s final weeks include several artist debuts and the return of Festival-audience favorites; beloved classics by Mozart, Brahms, and Schubert; charming, lesser-known works by Britten and Janáček; and the Festival’s first-ever presentation of the complete cycle of Beethoven’s groundbreaking Sonatas for Violin & Piano. Clarinetist David Shifrin plays the Mozart, Mendelssohn, Janáček, and Thuille works mentioned above, as well as Falla’s Harpsichord Concerto—a seemingly anachronistic yet fully modern work—with New York Philharmonic harpsichordist Paolo Bordignon on August 12. He also performs Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet—one of the composer’s final works and one that’s often cited as his greatest piece of chamber music—with the Dover Quartet Aug. 18. Both concerts are at 6 p.m. in The Lensic. The Dover Quartet appears on three programs this season. In addition to the Aug. 18 concert (see above), on August 15, at noon in the New Mexico Museum of Art, they play Beethoven’s “Serioso” Quartet, which was given its nickname by Beethoven himself; Britten’s String Quartet No. 1, written toward the end of the composer’s years-long stay in America; and Webern’s heartfelt Langsamer Satz (Slow Movement), inspired by a romantic hike Webern took in Lower Austria with his future wife. Aug. 19, during the season- finale concert held at 6 p.m. in The Lensic, members of the quartet perform Halvorsen’s Passacaglia in G Minor for Violin & Viola (based on themes by Handel), Kodály’s folk-tune-infused Duo for Violin & Cello, and Schubert’s popular “Trout” Quintet, which features variations on an 1817 song Schubert wrote called “The Trout.”ADDITIONAL FESTIVAL DEBUTSIn addition to Zoltán Fejérvári, artists making their Festival debuts include the New York City Ballet Orchestra’s principal oboe, Randall Wolfgang, who appears on five programs and plays, among other works, Marcello’s Oboe Concerto in C Minor (at 6 p.m. Aug. 17 in The Lensic) and Britten’s charming Two Insect Pieces with pianist Paolo Bordignon (at 6 p.m., Aug. 18 in The Lensic). Debuts also include Eric Wyrick and Carla Ecker, violin; Julia DeRosa, oboe; Miles Jaques, basset horn; and Karen Suarez and James Wilson, horn. Violist Theresa Rudolph, tenor Paul Appleby, and hornists Gregory Flint and Stefan Dohr, who also appear on programs this week, made their Festival debuts earlier in the season.FREE ANNUAL INDIAN MARKET CONCERTAt 6 p.m., Aug. 16, in the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Festival presents its free annual Indian Market Concert. This year’s program is a solo recital by guitarist Roberto Capocchi, who plays Andrés Segovia’s transcription of the Chaconne from Bach’s Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004; Five Preludes by Villa-Lobos; Élégie by Johann Kaspar Mertz; Rêverie by Giulio Regondi; and El Abejorro by Emilio Pujol. All of the Week 5 & Week 6 concerts are held in either St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art or The Lensic Performing Arts Center, both of which are the Festival’s longtime Santa Fe venues.THE BEETHOVEN SONATASFor the first time in its history, the Festival presents a complete performance of Beethoven’s Sonatas for Violin & Piano. Over the course of three evenings (Aug. 13-15), at 6 p.m. in The Lensic, violinist Ida Kavafian and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott perform all 10 of the genre-defining works, beginning with the first three sonatas in the cycle. SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival—which runs Sunday, July 14, through Monday, Aug. 19—brings its 2019 season to a close with Weeks 5 & 6, beginning Sunday, Aug. 11, and ending with the season-finale concert Monday, Aug. 19.last_img read more

New Mexico Courts Online System Expands Statewide To Resolve Debt, Money Due Lawsuits Without Hearing

first_imgClick here to view a video about Online Dispute Resolution. To learn more about the free online service, visits the ODR website of New Mexico Courts. Debt money due cases include lawsuits in which a bank sues a person over credit card debt or a hospital seeks payment for unpaid medical bills. About 31,000 debt and money due lawsuits were filed statewide from April 2018 through April 2019. ODR has been piloted since June in courts in three judicial districts and is being expanded statewide Sept. 1 to all district and magistrate courts. Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) is a free service that allows both sides in a lawsuit to negotiate an agreement at their convenience through private online messages from a home, business or any location with internet access. The system works on computers, smartphones and other mobile devices, and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The online system asks questions of each party about what they want to potentially resolve the lawsuit, and offers are exchanged. The online system will automatically prepare a settlement document and electronically file it in court if an agreement is reached through ODR. During the first two weeks of negotiation, both sides involved in a dispute may ask for the help of a trained online mediator. If no agreement is reached after 30 days, the online negotiation ends and the case moves forward in court.center_img NMSC News: “Online Dispute Resolution is convenient, cost effective and user friendly,” said First Judicial District Court Chief Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer. “With technology like ODR, courts can accommodate and assist people who might otherwise ignore a civil lawsuit because they are unable to take time off from work to go to court or they find the legal system too confusing. Online Dispute Resolution offers both sides in a lawsuit an opportunity for a speedier resolution of a consumer debt dispute.” SANTA FE ― An easy-to-use online service for resolving debt and money due lawsuits will be implemented statewide by New Mexico Courts starting next week.last_img read more