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Special COTED to focus on agri investment, trade, help for Haiti

first_img Greater Focus on Regional Agriculture In keeping with the theme, the COTED will hold discussions on main agenda item: increasing agricultural investment, production and exports. The discourse will zero in on what is preventing agricultural production and exports. The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Agency (CARDI) a regional institution, will lead these discussions. There will also be discussions on progress on roots and tubers with specific reference to cassava, the coconut industry, small ruminant and fish and fish products. The improvement of intra-regional trade, transportation, and assistance to Haiti following the passage of Hurricane Matthew, are among the other main items on which the COTED will hold discussions. Policy issues in agriculture account for most of the other agenda items. At a early morning media briefing on Tuesday, Ms. Nisa Surujbally, Programme Manager, Agriculture and Industry, CARICOM Secretariat, provided some insight into the Special COTED Ministerial Meeting. “It’s a packed, packed agenda: We are sure that most of the actions will be when we start discussing trade … We are, at the COTED level, really making a significant effort to improve intra- regional trade. We see this as a must to promote the agriculture sector development,” Ms. Surujbally said.Audio Playerhttp://today.caricom.org/wp-content/uploads/Nisa-Surujbally-on-CWA-COTED-2016.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Assistance to Haiti following the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew earlier this month, will be discussed.Audio Playerhttp://today.caricom.org/wp-content/uploads/Nisa-Surujbally-on-Haiti-CWA-COTED-2016.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Audio Playerhttp://today.caricom.org/wp-content/uploads/Lystra-Fletcher-Paul-on-Haiti-CWA-COTED-2016.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Oct 6, 2020 Standards, Quality Still Important At a media briefing on Tuesday morning are, from left, Mr. Brian Crichlow, Acting Director, Department of Agriculture, Cayman Islands, Mr. Barton Clarke, Executive Director of CARDI, Ms. Nisa Surujbally, Programme Manager Agriculture and Industry, CARICOM Secretariat, Ms Ena Harvey, IICA Representative, Barbados, Dr. Lystra Fletcher-Paul, Sub-Regional Coordinator, FAO, and Mr. Juan Cheaz, Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean, CTA. (Photo by Denis Chabrol) [su_pullquote align=”right”]”We are, at the COTED level, really making a significant effort to improve intra- regional trade. We see this as a must to promote the agriculture sector development.” Ms. Nisa Surujbally, Programme Manager, Agriculture and Industry, CARICOM Secretariat[/su_pullquote]Technical officials in the agriculture sector on Tuesday morning began preparatory discussions ahead of the Special Ministerial Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) in the Cayman Islands on Friday. The Ministerial Meeting is one of the key events of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) now underway in Grand Cayman under the theme ‘Investing in Food and Agriculture’. Oct 7, 2020 UK appoints New Special Trade Envoy to Caribbean CARICOM Formulating Energy Security Strategy Oct 7, 2020 You may be interested in…   Officials at the COTED Meeting in discussion during a coffee break on Tuesday Officials on Tuesday began preparing for the special Ministerial Meeting of the COTED which will be held on Friday Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 7, 2020 Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2016 in Cayman IslandsOrganisers are putting the final touches on preparations for the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) to be held in the Cayman Islands later this month. The CWA, the Region’s premier agriculture event, will be held in Grand Cayman, 24-28 October, 2016, under the theme ‘Investing in food and agriculture’. This…October 10, 2016In “CAHFSA”COTED, COHSOD Focus on Reducing NCDsThe Region’s non-communicable disease (NCD) burden and the threats posed by excessive consumption of salts, sugars, trans fats and alcohols, will come under scrutiny 19 November, at a joint meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) and the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD). Stakeholders in…October 30, 2019In “Agriculture”Stakeholders discuss way forward for Region’s sugar industryThe ability of sugar industry in the Region to survive after the removal of production quotas in the European Union (EU) on September 30, 2017, will depend on improved competitiveness and pragmatic diversification options, according to a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat official.The end of EU’s quota management for sugar is…March 27, 2017In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

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Better fish catches touted among benefits of novel CARIFICO project

first_img Mar 23, 2020 “They have seen significant social and economic benefits from working together and operating around the FADs. The fishers have been involved in the construction and deployment of the fishing gear, as well as developing rules to regulate activities around the FADs and collecting and fisheries data. This is a tangible example of what fishers can achieve by collaborating with each other and with the government,” Haughton said.  The Project Manager of the pilot project in Grenada, Mr. Toby Francis Calliste, said that they have learned a lot from the CARIFICO project. He noted that the fishing communities of Grenada have realised tremendous benefits through the co-management arrangement. The CARIFICO project has transformed the fishing industry in Grenville and by extension in Grenada, said Calliste, who presented on the impacts of the project in Grenada. Dominican representatives said that fishers in that country embraced the important benefits of the FAD programme. They added that the Roseau Complex fishers now exercised greater compliance with FAD management practices. They hoped that with the sustained deployment of public FADs, user conflict will be reduced. The CARIFICO-CRFM Joint Statement on Fisheries Co-Management, which is to be tabled at the April 2018 meeting of Fisheries Ministers from CRFM Member States, envisions the way forward. It addresses four areas: Support for Implementation of Co-management; Training in Support of Co-management; Co-management to Address Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management; and Public Education and Awareness. The statement is intended to solidify the support of CRFM Member States for the implementation of the recommendations of the CARIFICO Project and the advancement of co-management, as well as improved fisheries governance in the Caribbean. This should include legal and institutional reforms, training and capacity development, public education and awareness building, and empowerment of fishers’ organizations and fishing communities. (CRFM Press Release) Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Member States to Boost Food Production To Lessen COVID-19… BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, Monday, 11 December 2017 (CRFM)—The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and its partners at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) recently held a wrap-up meeting in Saint Lucia at which the outcomes of the novel Caribbean Fisheries Co-Management Project (CARIFICO) were unveiled. The most important benefits underscored are better catches and improved incomes for fishers who began using Fish Aggregating Devices or FADs. These were designed, constructed, deployed and managed in a cooperative manner by the fishers themselves in collaboration with government officials and with support from the Japanese experts. Fishers from the pilot countries attended the meeting in Saint Lucia and shared how the project has positively impacted them. Fisheries officials from the CARICOM countries, except for Bahamas and Belize, also attended. International partners from JICA, fisheries experts deployed in the region and officials from JICA headquarters in Japan, as well as representatives from the Embassy of Japan in Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organisation, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), and the University of Florida were also present. CRFM Executive Director Milton Haughton said that he was impressed with the progress made in introducing co-management approaches in specific fisheries, as well as the level of investment of fishers in the process. Fishers have formed new fisherfolk organisations which are actively participating in the development and management of the target fisheries as a result of the CARIFICO project. Through the project, governments in the six pilot countries are sharing more authority and responsibility for fisheries development and management with stakeholders by improving relations and communications, and promoting increased participation by them in decision-making in fisheries. Participants at the forum Apr 3, 2020 You may be interested in… IICA establishes Advisory Council for Food Security in the… CARICOM Agri Ministers Meet To Craft COVID-19 Food Security… Mar 18, 2020 Aug 19, 2020 CARDI Working With Stakeholders to Bolster Agriculture… CRFM, Japan experts discuss impact of fisheries co-management projectThree representatives of the Japan-funded Caribbean Fisheries Co-management Project (CARIFICO) discussed the progress of the multi-million-dollar project with representatives of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) on an official visit to Belize on Monday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 15.  Mr. Milton Haughton, CRFM Executive Director, met with Mr. Masaru…March 16, 2016In “Antigua & Barbuda”CRFM, JICA concluding innovative Caribbean Fisheries Co-management projectBELIZE CITY, BELIZE, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 (CRFM)—An innovative fisheries project, which the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has been coordinating since 2013 with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) across six OECS Member States, is nearing its end. The Caribbean Fisheries Co-Management Project (CARIFICO) was developed in 2012. Between…November 30, 2017In “Antigua & Barbuda”CRFM hosts training in fishery sector sanitary controls in St. Vincent and the GrenadinesBELIZE CITY, BELIZE, Friday, 16 December 2016 (CRFM)— Thirty inspector and laboratory analysts from 15 CARIFORUM countries participated in a two-week training covering ‘Food safety in the fishery sector’ and ‘Fishery products laboratory testing’. The training, delivered by four international experts, was held 28 November to 9 December 2016. The…December 16, 2016In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

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East Penn Promotes Donna Snyder to VP of Marketing and Advertising

first_imgLSI 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 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.  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. LYON STATION, PA — East Penn Manufacturing Co. has promoted Donna Snyder from director to vice president of marketing and advertising. In this role, Snyder’s responsibilities include leading the company’s marketing and advertising division and developing and implementing marketing programs and strategies for the company and its customers. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Snyder joined East Penn in 1983 as a graphic designer. She graduated from Kutztown University acquiring a bachelor of fine arts degree with a concentration in communication design. Since then she has been promoted to assistant advertising manager, manager and director. Snyder also earned a master of business administration from Eastern University in 2001. For more information about East Penn, go to: www.dekabatteries.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,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. last_img read more

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Oshkosh Truck Corp. Promotes Szews to President and COO, Sagehorn to CFO

first_imgOSHKOSH, WI — Oshkosh Truck Corp. has promoted Charles Szews from executive vice president and chief financial officer to president and chief operating officer of the company, effective Oct. 1. In addition, David Sagehorn has been promoted from vice president and treasurer to executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, also effective Oct. 1. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In his new capacity as COO, Szews will lead and direct all aspects of the company’s four business segments and growth initiatives. Since joining Oshkosh in 1996, Szews has served as vice president and CFO, and was appointed executive vice president in 1997. He also served as interim president of JLG Industries, Inc. during the integration of that acquisition. In May 2007, he was named to the Oshkosh Board of Directors. “It is with great pleasure that we announce the promotion of Charlie Szews to president and chief operating officer at Oshkosh. Charlie has done a magnificent job as chief financial officer, continuing to be a driving force in the development of Oshkosh’s business strategy, and he has guided the company to superior operational success during the last decade,” said Robert Bohn, chairman and chief executive officer. “His promotion is another step in the organizational transformation that Oshkosh is undertaking to drive worldwide growth and expansion across all of our business segments.” Prior to joining Oshkosh, Szews was vice president and controller of Fort Howard Corp., at the time the leading commercial tissue manufacturer in the U.S., and before that was a senior audit manager with Ernst & Young. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and is a certified public accountant. Advertisement The company also announced the appointment of David Sagehorn to executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, with responsibility for directing the company’s overall financial policies, as well as managing all financial functions including accounting, investor relations, credit, insurance, tax and treasury. “Dave is a seasoned professional whose career portfolio includes extensive experience in business unit finance, corporate treasury and mergers and acquisitions,” said Bohn. “We look forward to his continued contribution and strategic leadership on the executive team.” Sagehorn joined Oshkosh in March 2000 and subsequently assumed roles of increasing responsibility, including director, business development and vice president, finance for Oshkosh’s defense business before being promoted to vice president and treasurer. Prior to joining Oshkosh, Sagehorn worked in corporate finance at CNH Global (formerly Case Corp.), and began his career in public accounting. Sagehorn holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, an MBA from Marquette University and is a certified public accountant. For more information about Oshkosh Truck Corp., go to: www.oshkoshtruckcorporation.com.last_img read more

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New York Financier Steven Rattner Named Lead Adviser for Auto Industry Bailout

first_imgNew York financier Steven Rattner has been tapped to lead the U.S. Treasury Dept.’s auto industry bailout team, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Rattner, 56, has been named lead adviser for the committee that will oversee reorganization efforts at General Motors and Chrysler. He will advise Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Lawrence Summers, the director of the National Economic Council, on the automakers’ turnaround progress. According to the WSJ, Rattner is a major player in New York’s political and charity circles, but is lesser known in Washington and Detroit. A former New York Times financial reporter turned investment banker, in 2000 Rattner co-founded the Quadrangle Group, the media-focused private equity firm that he is now leaving to take the Treasury position.,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 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 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.  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

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Permatex Promotes Key Marketing Personnel

first_imgHARTFORD, Conn. — Permatex has announced two key promotions in its product management and marketing teams. Diane Nesprido has been named senior product manager and Lauren Mencarini was promoted to creative director. Both managers are veteran Permatex employees with long-standing service to the company. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Nesprido is responsible for Permatex’s product management and marketing departments. In addition to her product management duties, Nesprido is also in charge of overall marketing communications, including new product introductions, advertising campaigns, promotional support programs, marketing research and trade shows. Nesprido has been with Permatex since 2003, and was most recently the product manager for Fast Orange Hand Cleaners/ Hand Care/Gloves, No Touch appearance products, DIY repair kits, NOS maintenance and performance additives, Spray Nine Cleaners and the Permatex Silicone Gasketing and Adhesive and Sealants lines. She also served as the international market manager for Permatex International. Prior to Permatex, Nesprido worked for News America Marketing, where she was a senior marketing coordinator and retail account coordinator. She holds a bachelor of science degree from University of Connecticut and is currently working on her MBA at University of Hartford. Mencarini has more than 20 years experience holding several graphics positions within in-house corporate marketing communications groups. Before her promotion, Mencarini headed Permatex’s creative department for the past 10 years as the company’s design manager/art director. Prior to Permatex, Mencarini was a senior designer at Loctite Corp., Permatex’s former parent company, and held design positions with Corometrics Medical Systems Inc. Advertisement Over the years, Mencarini has helped the Permatex team capture several design and creative awards for brand and identity development, advertising, packaging, Internet/online and cataloging programs. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design from the University of Hartford (Hartford Art School) and is a member of the Connecticut Art Directors Club.last_img read more

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KYB America Names Daniel Minahan Northeast Regional Manager

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 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.  ADDISON, Ill. — Daniel “DJ” Minahan was recently promoted to the role of northeast regional manager of KYB America LLC. His promotion was announced this week by KYB Vice President Mike Fiorito.   Prior to being named northeast regional manager, Minahan served as a territory sales manager for KYB, where he was responsible for growing KYB’s business throughout the New England area. Before joining KYB in 2005, Minahan was a successful territory sales manager for a large ignition parts manufacturer and also served as an operations manager for Quinsig Automotive Warehouse in Worchester, Mass.   Fiorito stated, “DJ has distinguished himself as a true aftermarket professional. His year-over-year sales increases show his effectiveness. He does an outstanding job of partnering with customers to grow their ride control business. His promotion within KYB is well-earned and deserved.”   AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,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

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National Nuclear Security Administration Proposes Expansion Of TA-68 Water Canyon Test Site

first_imgNNSA News:  The categorical exclusion may be accessed at https://www.energy.gov/nepa/downloads/cx-270449-technical-area-68-water-canyon-test-site-expansion. Consolidation of activities will improve the efficiency of operations that support mission critical programs that respond to current and emerging threats. The Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration Los Alamos Field Office has posted the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) categorical exclusion determination for the consolidation of existing Los Alamos National Laboratory capabilities for the research, development, and equipment calibration for imaging techniques to detect materials of interest by expanding the Technical Area-68 Water Canyon Test Site. center_img Existing TA-68 Water Canyon Test Site. Courtesy/NNSA General Information about the DOE NEPA program and activities can be accessed at https://www.energy.gov/nepa/office-nepa-policy-and-compliance.last_img read more

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Public Astronomy Dark Night Saturday Sept. 28

first_imgPajarito Astronomers News:The Pajarito Astronomers will be holding a County-Sponsored Dark Night starting at 6:45 p.m. (sunset), Saturday, Sept. 28 at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park in White Rock.Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and star gaze.The six planets Mercury, Venus, Jupiter (with its moons), Saturn (and its rings), Neptune and Uranus will potentially be visible during the evening. There will be a tour of the late-summer and fall constellations and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies.The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Viewing will end before midnight.last_img read more

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Alex Kirk Among Quintet Of The Decade

first_imgAlex Kirk of Los Alamos is among five players who make up the Pistoia Basketball Quintet of the Decade 2010-2019. Courtesy/PistoiaSportSPORTS News:International Basketball star Alex Kirk of Los Alamos is named among five players who make up the Pistoia Basketball Quintet of the Decade 2010-2019:Center: Alex KirkThe heart is not controlled, but in this case the red and white fans make an exception. Yes, because in competition in spot 5 there also was Fiorello Toppo, beaten by Alex Kirk. Kirk landed in Pistoia in the summer of 2015 and proved immediately a player capable of making a difference. The highly educated hand allows Kirk to have a double dimension. Dominant in long stretches (16.3 points and 7.6 average rebounds per game, his numbers at the end of the season), the former Cleveland Cavaliers drags the Tuscans first to the historic qualification for the Italian Cup Final Eight, then to the playoffs, where Giorgi Tesi Group is eliminated from Avellino. For Kirk and his companions there is much applause.Player: Brad WanamakerDespite the presence of Ronnie Moore among the candidates, his victory was practically obvious. Perhaps not only the best playmaker seen in Pistoia in the last ten years, but even the best player. Arriving quietly in red and white, in the ’89 class it took very little to make the fans of the PalaCarrara fall in love. Not only for his vision of the game, but also for the leaders’ baskets. Already leadership, the characteristic that led him first to become a reference point in Europe, especially at Fenerbahce, and then to return overseas from the main door, signing with the Boston Celtics. Your numbers in Pistoia? 16.1 points, 5 assists and 20 evaluation points per race. Phenomenon.Guard: Dwight HardyHe starts playing basketball in the Bronx and when he arrives in Pistoia (2011-12 season) he is 25 years old and the face of someone who would like to split the world. Before the challenge at the top with Brindisi he declares that in the city “the fans are crazy, hotter than in college” and this is worth a love that at the end of 2019 no one has yet forgotten. Like his plays and in fact Dwight is the most voted guard among those who alternated between A2 and Serie A.Small Wing: Micheal HicksThe uncle of Panama takes the palm of best 3 of the red and white decade. His experience and his points in delicate moments are fundamental for the promotion to Serie A. A ride, the red and white one, in which the imprint of the ex Montecatini is tangible. Hicks is in fact a great locker room man, an idol of the fans and his name, together with that of all his companions, will remain etched in the mind of the people of Pistoia forever.Great Wing: Giacomo Gek GalandaThree badges, an Italian cup and an Italian super cup, the gold of France ’99 and the silver of Athens 2004. Read the palmares of the National Gek, you think it ended the career at Pistoia Basketball and you feel bad. In red and white from 2011 to 2014, among the heroes of the promotion, he gave class games to the people and valuable advice to his companions. Removed the tank top he sat behind the desk: an experience that started well and ended a bit like this, without even too many explanations from both sides. But Galanda, the “4” of the decade, has remained tied – emotionally and professionally – to our city.Coach Paolo MorettiA stormy farewell in the summer of 2015 and a second experience that ended badly in the last months of last season did not weaken the love of the red and white fans. Paolino wins the competition of Esposito and is the coach of the decade. Too strong, we read in the comments, the emotions related to the return to Serie A, the freshman year with the prestigious victories at the PalaCarrara and that unforgettable eighth of the playoff final with Milan. It must be nice to find that the emotions experienced in those seven years have not yet vanished.last_img read more

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