Trade-in-Services and Technology: More missed opportunities… The Conference adopted the Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work. The Declaration sets out the major challenges and opportunities for the future of work and provides guidance and a platform for international cooperation in addressing the issues. It sets out the work programme going forward. The Declaration emphasizes a human centred approach to the future of work, and its contribution to sustainable economic growth and development stating that: – the ILO marks its centenary at a time of transformative change in the world of work driven by technological innovations, demographic shifts, environmental and climate change, and globalization and at a time of persistent inequalities …; – it is imperative to act with urgency to seize opportunities and address the challenges to shape a fair, inclusive and secure future of work with full, productive and freely chosen employment and decent work for all, and – such a future of work is fundamental for sustainable development that ends poverty and leaves no one behind. The Declaration speaks to the role of the private sector stating that the ILO must direct efforts to supporting the private sector as a principal source of economic growth and job creation. It also points to trade, industrial and sectoral policies as among areas through which the human-centred approach can promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth and full and productive employment. Thus, at the national and regional levels, the implementation of this Centenary Declaration requires policy coherence and effective coordination among public and private sector bodies and worker representatives. I hope in Jamaica and other Caribbean countries, we will be hearing more about the implementation of this historic Declaration not just from the tripartite bodies but from the Ministries responsible for Foreign Trade, Finance, Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, Fishing, Tourism and Science and Technology. At the regional level, I would also like to see the CARICOM Council on Trade and Development (COTED) collaborating with the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD), the Caribbean Employers Confederation, the Caribbean Congress of Labour and the ILO’s Caribbean Office. Consultations should also involve other Caribbean private sector organizations. I join in congratulating the recently announced winners of the ILO Caribbean Essay Competition on the Future of Work. This competition involved the youth (future workers) in the discussions on future of work. Regarding principles, rights, standards, note that the ILO Conference also adopted a new standard, the Convention to End Violence and Harassment in the World of Work. Relations within the Western Hemisphere: an uneasy alliance Oct 14, 2020 Trade in Services – For CARICOM, Tourism dominates Sep 16, 2020 By Elizabeth Morgan I am returning to an article I wrote in May on the Future of Work. In that article, I referred to the link between trade and labour and informed that the report of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Global Commission on the Future of Work titled “Work for a Brighter Future” would be considered at the 108th Session of the ILO Conference commemorating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Organization. This Conference was held in Geneva, Switzerland, June 10-21. Heads of State and Government, including from the Caribbean, Prime Ministers Andrew Holness of Jamaica and Mia Mottley of Barbados, were invited to address a high level segment of the Conference. Referring to future work, Prime Minister Holness stated that the daunting task ahead was embracing the sweeping technology changes while protecting and preserving the dignity of labour. He noted that Caribbean leaders were conscious of the future and their obligation to the next generation. The region had to seize the moment drawing on its creativity and tradition of putting people first. PM Mottley reminded that regardless of technology advances, the fundamental principles and rights governing labour will remain paramount and pointed to the need to explore workers’ ownership of technology. Submitted by Elizabeth Morgan, Specialist in International Trade Policy and International Politics Oct 7, 2020 Oct 1, 2020 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in… What has been CARICOM’s Foreign Trade Strategy and Agenda? Interaction between Trade and Labour – the Future of Work in the CaribbeanBy Elizabeth Morgan We are apparently in the second machine age of the fourth industrial revolution. Investors want to remain competitive in global trade. The challenges being faced include aging workers in some regions including the Caribbean; facilitating movement of labour – migration issues; reducing cost of employment – less…May 13, 2019In “Indepth”Minister Amory calls for greater social dialogue at regional level(SKNIS): St. Kitts and Nevis’ Minister of Labour, the Honourable Vance Amory, supported the need for greater social dialogue in the decision making process while attending a One Day High Level Tripartite Meeting on October 01, that was convened under the theme: “Selected Key Topics for the Future of Work…October 12, 2018In “CARICOM””Decent Work for Sustainable Development” – Regional Labour Ministers MeetingCaribbean Community Labour Ministers opened a two-day conference in The Bahamas, Tuesday with their attention focused on pressing labour matters impacting the region. The Bahamas Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Perry Christie officially opened the conference, Tuesday morning at the British Colonial Hilton. 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Why are manhole covers round? A manhole cover is round because it won’t fall through the opening on which it sits, it can simply be rolled to reach a destination much faster, while applying relatively little effort. Courtesywww.scienceabc.com Traffic control will be set up daily in several locations along the project route and residents are urged to use caution when driving through and walking near these work zones. The work is scheduled to begin at 8 am and end by 5 p.m. each day. The concrete being used is a high strength mix and will require a cure time, residents are urged to avoid driving over these manholes for the first few days after they are poured. This work will begin on Aspen Drive at Range Road and continue along Aspen Drive, Sumac Lane and Maple Drive before finishing back at Aspen Drive. Beginning Monday, July 1, crews will be adjusting manholes in the Ponderosa Estates area. Since there a dozens of manhole adjustments in this sub-division, construction is scheduled to go through July 31. COUNTY News: Direct questions or concerns related to this project to 505.662.8113 or LACPW@lacnm.us.
BANDELIER News:A single-tree, lightning-caused fire in upper Frijoles Canyon was reported Monday evening in Bandelier National Monument.The fire, the Frijoles Fire, is about five miles southwest of Los Alamos, creeping low and smoldering with flame lengths of less than 1 foot.The area received some rain the same evening it was reported and weather forecasts predict thundershowers by early next week.Low intensity, naturally caused wildfires burned the forested areas of the Jemez Mountains every seven to 15 years historically. The area around the Frijoles Fire last burned in the 2011 Las Conchas Fire.Fire Managers at Bandelier are seeing this low intensity fire as an opportunity to reduce the fine fuel and debris on the forest floor by allowing it to burn. Doing so helps restore natural conditions in this fire-dependent ecosystem.Firefighters are monitoring the Frijoles Fire and are ready take actions as necessary for public safety.Smoke may be visible from State Road 4 west of Los Alamos. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures.Information on air quality and protecting your health by using the 5-3-1 visibility method can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) website at https://nmtracking.org/fire. People with health concerns can also call NMDOH at 505.827.0006 for additional information. For information on the HEPA filter loan program, visit https://facnm.org/smoke#smokeanchor5.For more information about Bandelier National Monument, contact the Bandelier Visitor Center at 505.672.3861 x 517 or visit www.nps.gov/band, Facebook, BandelierNPS.About the National Park ServiceMore than 20,000 National Park Service employees who care for America’s 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit http://www.nps.gov, Facebook www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice, Twitter www.twitter.com/natlparkservice and YouTube www.youtube.com/nationalparkservice.
Smoke from the Conejos Fire is visible from US Highway 550, San Ysidro and Jemez Pueblo. Historically, low-intensity wildfires burned through southwestern dry conifer forests like the SFNF every seven to 15 years on average as part of a natural cycle that removed leaf litter, eradicated disease and thinned the understory, making room for new growth and improving habitat for wildlife. SANTA FE ― The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) discovered a lightning-caused ignition Monday night on Conejos Peak on the Jemez Ranger District adjacent to Forest Road 266 and about 4 miles northeast of the Paliza Campground and 5 miles from the community of Ponderosa. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health by using the 5-3-1 visibility method can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) website at https://nmtracking.org/fire. People with health concerns can also call NMDOH at 505.827.0006 for additional information. Given current conditions, including forecasted weather, and the location of the fire, fire managers are considering using the Conejos Fire to bring positive benefits to the landscape, including removing the dead and down fuels that have accumulated on the forest floor. Fire updates are posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at www.nmfireinfo.com, www.facebook.com/SantaFeNF and Twitter @SantafeNF. For additional information about the Conejos Fire, please contact the Jemez Ranger District at 575.829.3535. For information on the HEPA filter loan program, go to https://facnm.org/smoke#smokeanchor5. SFNF News: Estimated at 3-5 acres, the Conejos Fire is creeping and slowly backing in primarily ponderosa pine forest.
Attorney General Hector Balderas “Public agencies should absolutely comply with the rule of law and be transparent to the public, and this ruling is an important confirmation of my office’s dedication to those principles,” Balderas said. “Public officials, current and former, also have a burden to strongly consider the impact frivolous lawsuits have on our already overburdened courts that should be focusing on keeping communities safe and bringing access to justice to New Mexicans who truly need it.” AG News: Herrerra alleged that the Office violated IPRA, and the Court found that she “failed to provide any reliable evidence” to support her allegations. ALBUQUERQUE ― Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Thursday a recent District Court order entering summary judgment against former Secretary of State Mary Herrera, declaring that as a matter of law there was no basis for her Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) lawsuit against the Office of the Attorney General.
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 82 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 58. Courtesy/NWS
The Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers Swimming and Diving teams finished second to Albuquerque Academy in both the girls and boys competition Nov. 16 at the 38th Annual Barney Relays at Albuquerque Academy. SPORTS News: The next competition for the Hilltoppers is the 5th Annual Bill Hudson Memorial High School Swimming and Diving Invitational Dec. 6-7. The Hudson meet is usually one on the biggest high school meets in the state with 15 teams and over 300 swimmers and divers. The girls team scores were Albuquerque Academy 176, Los Alamos 134, Cleveland 110, Hope Christian 104, Rio Rancho 56, St Pius 50, Sandia Prep 26, Cottonwood Classical 10. Boys 38th Annual Barney RelaysAlbuquerque Academy ― Nov. 16 ― SQT = State Qualifying Time for LAHS Sophomore Matias Rougier led off the 200 freestyle relay in 23.26, bettering the state meet qualifying time by 0.23 second. The boys 200 medley relay team of frosh Ming Lo, junior Max Corliss, junior Takuma Shiina and junior Konstantin Nelson achieved the state meet qualifying time in finishing second to Academy in the event. They clocked 1:46.01, safely under the qualifying time of 1:53.69. Despite only a few weeks of training, five of Coach Carl Cady’s divers qualified for the state high school meet: sophomore Kyle Hatler, sophomore Annie Beus, junior Daniel Fryer, senior Griffin Stidham, and sophomore Brayden Stidham. Senior co-captain Ian Jaegers led off the mixed (two-gender) 400 medley relay in 54.73, easily below the state high school meet standard for 100 back, although it was unofficial since the relay was a non-standard event. Mixed Diving Relay: Academy 417.35, Los Alamos 409.50 (Kyle Hatler, Katie Wingo), Cleveland 368.70Mixed 400 Medley Relay: Academy 3:47.89 (meet record), Los Alamos 4:08.44 (Ian Jaegers, Max Corliss, Kamaya Ronning, Bailey Yost), Cleveland 4:17.72, Hope 4:22.14, Rio Rancho 4:25.64, Cottonwood 4:26.10, St Pius 4:34.36Girls 200 Free Relay: Academy 1:48.24, Los Alamos 1:53.40 (Sylvia Holesinger, Savannah Kimball, Cory Liechty, Ada Tripp), Hope 1:59.67, Cleveland 1:59.95, Sandia Prep 2:06.78, Rio Rancho 2:08.13, St Pius 2:08.34, Cottonwood 2:36.39Girls 200 Breast Relay: Academy 2:17.69, Los Alamos 2:27.50 (Maddie Ovaska, Bailey Yost, Kamaya Ronning, Katherine Elton), Cleveland 2:30.32, St Pius 2:32.45, Hope 2:41.84, Cottonwood DQGirls 200 Back Relay: Hope 2:06.98, Academy 2:09.73, Los Alamos 2:10.14 (Savannah Kimball, Natalie Aulwes, Maddie Ovaska, Sophie Schmidt), Cleveland 2:14.42, Rio Rancho 2:19.32, St Pius 2:24.75Mixed 400 Free Relay: Academy 3:35.99, Cleveland 3:40.76, Los Alamos 3:45.20 (Cory Liechty, Sylvia Holesinger, Matias Rougier, Ian Jaegers), Hope 4:14.97, St Pius 4:18.23, Rio Rancho 4:39.23, Cottonwood DQGirls 400 IM Relay: Academy 4:22.19, Los Alamos 4:50.81 (Emily McLaughlin, Kezia Tripp, Sophie Schmidt, Katherine Elton), Cleveland 4:55.22, Hope 5:16.47, St Pius 5:19.09, Rio Rancho 5:19.61Girls 200 Butterfly Relay: Academy 1:57.94, Los Alamos 2:02.59 (Kamaya Ronning, Dana Urbatsch, Julia Chen, Katherine Elton), Hope 2:05.34, Cleveland 2:16.26, Rio Rancho 2:31.89, St Pius 2:35.40Girls 200 Medley Relay: Academy 1:57.53, Los Alamos 2:05.41 SQT (Julia Chen, Bailey Yost, Sophie Schmidt, Savannah Kimball), Cleveland 2:12.52, Hope 2:19.45, Sandia Prep 2:34.94, Rio Rancho 2:37.17, St Pius DQMixed 8 x 50 Free Relay: Academy 3:31.98, Hope 3:33.73, Los Alamos 3:41.49 (Max Berndt, Natalie Aulwes, Andrew Watson, Anna Clark, Caleb Kerstiens, Elizabeth Frost, Wayne Williams, Bela Montoya), Sandia Prep 4:07.14, Rio Rancho 4:09.98, Cleveland 4:12.79, St Pius 4:36.11, Cottonwood 5:26.56Girls Team Scores: Albuquerque Academy 176, Los Alamos 134, Cleveland 110, Hope Christian 104, Rio Rancho 56, St Pius 50, Sandia Prep 26, Cottonwood Classical 10 The boys team scores were Albuquerque Academy 180, Los Alamos 134, Cleveland 86, Hope Christian 66, Rio Rancho 60, St Pius 58, Sandia Prep 24, Cottonwood Classical 22. Girls Many Hilltoppers notched personal best individual splits. Middle schoolers Emily McLaughlin and Hayden Sutton made their debut for the Hilltoppers in interscholastic competition. 200 Free Relay: Academy 1:30.29, St Pius 1:38.28, Los Alamos 1:40.01 (Matias Rougier 23.26 SQT, Hayden Sutton, Gabe Katko, Caleb Kerstiens), Cleveland 1:40.93, Rio Rancho 1:44.68, Sandia Prep 1:54.10, Hope 2:21.71, Cottonwood 2:36.17Boys 200 Breast Relay: Academy 1:57.88, Los Alamos 2:06.37 (Takuma Shiina, Max Berndt, Gabe Katko, Andy Corliss), Hope DQ, Rio Rancho DQ, Cleveland DQ, St Pius DQ, Cottonwood DQBoys 200 Back Relay: Academy 1:46.75, Los Alamos 1:49.46 (Ming Lo, Hayden Sutton, Konstantin Nelson, Ian Jaegers), Cleveland 2:07.49, Rio Rancho 2:09.81, St Pius 2:21.22, Hope 2:59.49Boys 400 IM Relay: Academy 3:46.45 (meet record), Los Alamos 3:53.77 (Takuma Shiina, Ming Lo, Andy Corliss, Max Corliss), Rio Rancho 4:17.89, Hope 4:27.54, Cleveland 4:49.62, St Pius DQBoys 200 Butterfly Relay: Academy 1:41.45, Los Alamos 1:42.60 (Matias Rougier, Andrew Watson, Andy Corliss, Konstantin Nelson), Cottonwood 1:58.12, St Pius 2:06.47, Rio Rancho 2:12.11, Hope 2:25.13Boys 200 Medley Relay: Academy 1:42.10, Los Alamos 1:46.01 SQT (Ming Lo, Max Corliss, Takuma Shiina, Konstantin Nelson), Cleveland 1:50.94, St Pius 2:03.63, Sandia Prep 2:09.28, Hope 2:29.29, Rio Rancho DQBoys Team Scores: Albuquerque Academy 180, Los Alamos 134, Cleveland 86, Hope Christian 66, Rio Rancho 60, St Pius 58, Sandia Prep 24, Cottonwood Classical 22 Sophomore Sylvia Holesinger. Courtesy photo The Hilltoppers’ cumulative times for the 15 events were 27.59 seconds faster than at this meet in 2018, or 1.84 seconds per event.
CFLA has 16 coaches, 12 certified CrossFit Trainers, four USAW certified coaches, six personal trainers and a certified Kettlebell instructor. “The success of CrossFit Los Alamos is due to an incredible community of members and coaches!” Suzanne said. “CFLA is proud to be a part of helping build strength and confidence in the lives of Los Alamos residents.” Ribbon cuttings are a benefit of being a Los Alamos Chamber Member. For more information about Chamber membership, visit losalamoschamber.com or call Ryn Herrmann at 505.661.4807.The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation, a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, projectY cowork Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Research Park. Classes offered include: Beginner/On-ramp;Intermediate and Advanced CrossFit classes; Olympic lifting /Barbell Club; Glute focus;Kettlebells; and Teen lifting class. CHAMBER News: CrossFit Los Alamos (CFLA) operates in a 5,000 sq. ft. industrial space and has expanded four times to accommodate growth in the last seven years. The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the renovation at the CrossFit Los Alamos gym with a ribbon cutting 1-3 p.m. today with the actual ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. at 278 A DP Road.CrossFit Los Alamos is entering its 8th year as a New Mexico CrossFit affiliate. The business, also known as Mesa Elite Fitness, has been operating for 10 years in Los Alamos. Originally in Central Park Square, the business has continued to grow by leaps and bounds. John and Suzanne Wilcox, owners of CFLA have been residents of Los Alamos for 21 years. The couple moved to Los Alamos in 1998 Steamboat Springs, Colo. John also works for N3B. The couple have been married for 28 years and have four children. Recent upgrades have increased training space and include an entire fleet of top of the line Rogue Echo Air bikes as well as new Concept 2 Ski Ergs. These additions compliment an already beautifully equipped gym space.
COUNTY News:The Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets Division has placed sand at the following locations to fill farolito bags:North Road at Lower Pueblo Canyon crossing;Deer Trap on Barranca Mesa;Soccer Field parking lot on North Mesa; andThe parking lot by the transfer station in White Rock.
For more details about Angel Fire trail opening updates, winter rates, and reservations go to www.angelfireresort.comor call 855.923.7387. Courtesy/AngelFireResort AFR News: The family-friendly resort kicks off ski season this Friday, Dec. 13, with a 52” of natural snow. The mountain operations team has also been taking advantage of the colder temperatures throughout the past four weeks making snow in anticipation of this year’s opening. Snow updates and 24-hour live webcams can be accessed here: https://www.angelfireresort.com/snow-report/ ANGEL FIRE ― Angel Fire Resort in northern New Mexico, has benefited from late fall storms that have tracked over the southwest. Courtesy/AngelFireResort With more than 85 skiable acres, Liberation Terrain Park, four chairlifts and two moving carpets, and two of the four-lanes of the Polar Coaster Tubing Hill all open this Friday, resort officials are celebrating the return of the winter ski season. Courtesy/AngelFireResort “We’ve been working around the clock to get our mountain ready for the winter season. We anticipate with the natural storms and continued cold temperatures for our snowmaking, we will be able to announce several more trail openings very soon and look forward to a great season,” said Angel Fire Resort Marketing Director Greg Ralph.Five Things To Know About Angel Fire Resort’s Opening Weekend:Opening Day Free Giveaways and Mug Club: Be first on the Chile Express Chairlift to have your photo taken with our Opening Day Banner. Also, if you’re one of the first twenty people on the lift you will receive a free Angel Fire Resort beanie. Join us for our first ever Opening Day Mug Club Kick-off at the Village Haus (9 am – 5pm) sponsored by Odell Brewing. $35 gets you in the club with your own mug, first beer on us. Then $1 off all drafts after that for the remainder of the season. We’ll even wash and store your mug at the Village Haus for your next visit. Courtesy/AngelFireResort The storms are providing the northern New Mexican mountains with a few inches of consistent snow with each storm. With forecasters predicting winter will gain additional momentum in February and March, Angel Fire Resort is planning to keep the ski mountain open through March 22, 2020. The longer season ties into many southern states Spring Break calendars. Discounted Season Pass for Teachers: Teachers (K-12) nationwide can pick up a season pass to the resort for $99 if purchased by Dec. 12. This pays for itself with just two days of skiing. The Teacher Pass increases to $199 starting Dec. 13. To purchase the Teacher Pass or any other Season Pass, click here: Not Just for Skiers: For winter adventure beyond skiing and snowboarding, check out Angel Fire Resort’s tubing hill (the Polar Coaster complete with a 700’ surface lift to take the hiking out of tubing), a traditional sledding hill, snowshoe rentals, indoor pools, and a hot tub. The Village of Angel Fire also offers horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice fishing, snowmobile tours, and dinner rides. Click here, for reservations and pricing. If Christmas shopping is more on your mind than skiing, visit Winter Sports. The ski and clothing company will be offering a heavily discounted Opening Weekend sale on ski and apparel equipment. Weekend Lodging: To kick off this season the resort is offering a special discounted opening weekend lodging rate for $99 a night at the hotel and 15 percent off managed properties and the RV Resort. Needs to be purchased online before Dec. 14, click here. Kids 6 and Under and 5thGraders Ski Free: All season long kids 6 and younger and all 5th-grade students ski for free. Additionally, seniors ski for just $29.