2019-2020 Leadership Alexandria Class Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County

2019-2020 leadership alexandria class volunteers with habitat for humanity of douglas county


The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce 2019-2020 Leadership Alexandria class assisted in a variety of projects for a Habitat for Humanity Homebuyer this year. This was done in the Alexandria area on Monday, July 13 and Monday, July 27.The Leadership Alexandria program kicks off each October with a two-day retreat, where participants learn more about their personality style, about working with different personality styles and about other key leadership traits. The class then comes together one full day each month from November to May to learn about the area’s history, the local business community, local government and more. Throughout the year the class is given the opportunity to choose one community service project that they will complete after graduation. This year’s class chose to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.Due to COVID-19, the 25-member class was unable to work together in this effort and instead broke into four smaller groups that volunteered on two different build days. Projects consisted of a variety of things including putting up poly, taping around electrical units, putting on siding and building picnic tables. The 2019-2020 Leadership Alexandria class still has two sessions to complete prior to graduation. These were postponed due to …



Bowen wants to provide new leadership

bowen wants to provide new leadership


FLORENCE — John D. Bowen envisions bringing a “new generation of leadership” to the City Council.The District 2 council candidate said he has a career in the private sector that spans from Atlanta to Colorado.Bowen was raised in the Shoals, graduated from the University of Alabama and has spent the majority of his life in Lauderdale County.He said he will work hard for Florence residents and offer new ideas to District 2 residents.Bowen said officials must re-evaluate priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic, so his platform involves changing the Shoals Economic Development Fund to a “COVID Security Fund.”Bowen envisions the COVID Security Fund providing assistance throughout the crisis and beyond.The Shoals Economic Development Fund is paid through a half-cent sales tax in Colbert and Lauderdale counties and has been in place since 2007. The funds go toward economic development.”While this fund was built with the promise to attract more business, the fund is opaque and has little oversight,” Bowen said.He said a shift to the COVID Security Fund would help businesses, nonprofits and residents.“It’s your money,” he said. “We’ve been funding this since 2007.”“Now is the time to care for our neighbors,” Bowen said. ” …


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‘America is crying out for leadership’: Harris makes debut as Biden running mate – video

‘america is crying out for leadership’: harris makes debut as biden running mate – video


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Kamala Harris made her campaign-trail debut as Joe Biden’s vice-presidential running mate for the Democrats, criticising president Donald Trump for mismanaging the coronavirus pandemic and making an urgent argument for a Biden administration. Harris, a US senator from California, quickly leapt to the attack on Trump, saying he had endangered Americans by not taking the pandemic seriously, plunging the US into an economic crisis even as it wrestles with racial and social injustice. ‘As somebody who has presented my fair share of arguments in court, the case against Donald Trump and Mike Pence is open and shut,’ Harris said

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Liberian Registry expands leadership team

liberian registry expands leadership team


The Liberian Registry has added to its leadership team as it continues to grow.

The Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (LISCR) has added to its ranks two veteran industry experts with decades of experience: Thomas Klenum as senior vice president of maritime operations, and Reynaldo Garibaldi as senior vice president of maritime operations and South America.

Thomas Klenum, based at the Registry’s headquarters, is in charge of the Regulations and Standards, Investigations, and Fleet Security and Certifications Divisions; after spending the last six years within the Registry and its group of companies in Europe. He also served as Technical Director and represented Liberia at IMO, following a twenty-year career as senior executive in Lloyds Register as General Manager and Principal Surveyor.

Related: Liberian Registry appoints additional US regional compliance managersReynaldo Garibaldi will divide his time between the headquarters office and the Registry’s Panama branch. With over 25 years of experience, he started off his career as a deck officer before working for the Panamanian Maritime Authority, 10 years of which were spent in their New York office. He also led major casualty investigations as Chief of Navigation and Maritime Safety after acting as IMO auditor and Technical Manager.

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Cohoes has change in police leadership

cohoes has change in police leadership


COHOES – The 34-member city police department’s leadership will change next week as Acting Police Chief Tom Ross steps down into retirement and two lieutenants are promoted to chief and assistant chief.Ross had expected to leave before his final day on Tuesday, but delays in the processing of civil service exams due to the coronavirus pandemic saw the long-time detective commander celebrate 50 years as a city police officer on May 1 and his 70th birthday on May 20.
Mayor Bill Keeler said Wednesday Lt. Todd Waldin, who scored first on the exam, will be sworn in as police chief and Lt. Timothy Keefe will become assistant police chief in an Aug. 19 ceremony at Cohoes Music Hall.

Keeler said he is delivering on his promise of “getting the politics of policing.”

That’s why Waldin, who had the top score on the chief’s exam, is stepping into leading the department, said Keeler, who was a career state trooper and rose to the position of major and commanded Troop G.

Keeler entered a four-way Democratic primary last year specifically because former mayor Shawn Morse was facing federal charges over questions concerning his use of campaign monies. Keeler won the primary, and Morse …


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‘America is crying out for leadership’: Harris gives first speech as VP candidate

‘america is crying out for leadership’: harris gives first speech as vp candidate


Former Vice President Joe Biden described Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as “experienced,” a “proven fighter” and ready to handle the presidency on day one of a Biden administration in their first joint appearance as a presidential ticket in Wilmington, Delaware, Wednesday evening.Introducing Harris, Biden praised the senator’s bonafides and and took aim at President Donald Trump a day after the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee announced his selection of Harris as his running mate.Biden said Harris “knows how to govern, knows how to make the hard calls” and is “ready to do this job on day one.” Aug. 12, 202002:12When she stood to speak, Harris said she was “incredibly honored by this responsibility” and said the Democratic primary provided the country a “resounding message — that Joe was the person to lead us forward.”She thanked “ambitious women before me” who helped to pave the path for her and called the present moment one “of real consequence for America,” pointing to the coronavirus crisis and social justice efforts.Blasting Trump and his administration, Harris said the case against a second Trump term is “open and shut.””In just 83 days, we have a chance to choose a better future for our country,” …


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New Tory leader must build a strong team in Commons and for the campaign: Scheer

new tory leader must build a strong team in commons and for the campaign: scheer


Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the next person to have his job must build a strong team in the Commons and for the next election campaign.

Scheer marked his final day in the House of Commons today as leader of the Opposition, as his replacement is set to be elected by the time MPs gather again later this month.

In an interview with The Canadian Press, he says he doesn’t regret his decision last winter to resign, and believes he gave the job his all.

Scheer says the party did make notable gains in the last election and it’s now up to his replacement to build on that growth.

Critical to that, he says, is finding a way for the party to resonate with voters in the country’s cities and suburbs.

Scheer says he does intend to remain the MP for his Regina riding and will serve in whatever capacity the new leader would like.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 12, 2020.


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