Letter To The Editor: Elated To Vote For Bernstein

first_imgBy JAMES RICKMANLos Alamos I’m pleased to share my elation after voting for Christine Bernstein for Los Alamos School Board, District 3.I think it’s fantastic that an actual educator is running for a seat on the local Board of Education. Both of my parents were teachers—and excellent ones at that, based on the recollections of their former pupils—and I remember them talking often about administrators and policy makers who knew little about the realities they faced, yet who held the purse strings and the power to make meaningful changes on behalf of students and educators.Electing a teacher to the board should provide some deeply needed pragmatism and legitimacy to discussions that affect the educational direction of our community. This is why I was pleased to vote for Christine Bernstein.I suppose one thing most people can agree upon during these deeply divided times is that the déjà vu politics of career politicians is doing nothing to improve the fabric of our society. Electing new voices to political bodies at all levels is the best chance we have for creating positive change to an imperfect system.As I was leaving the polling place, I realized one other neat fact: Christine Bernstein’s name rhymes with itself. I couldn’t think of anything that her opponent’s name rhymes with, except perhaps “trans fats,” which should be avoided. The universe sometimes gives us affirmation in strange ways. Please vote for Christine Bernstein for the Los Alamos School Board, District 3.last_img read more

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World’s biggest vacuum insulated tank installed at Woikoski plant.

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Hydrogenics instals largest electrolyser of its kind

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Samsung Heavy Names Evergreen’s Latest L-Type Duo

first_img[mappress]Press Release, January 22, 2014 Samsung Heavy Industries yesterday held a naming ceremony for Evergreen Line’s latest duo of L-type vessels.The two containerships are 334.8 meters in length, 45.8 meters wide, have 948 reefer plugs and a draft of 14.2 meters. Each can cruise at speeds up to 24.5 knots.EVER LIVELY, the sixteenth in a series of Evergreen Line’s L-type containerships was christened by Bronson Hsieh, the Evergreen Group’s Second Vice Group Chairman. The official rope-cutting of the new 8,452-TEU vessel was performed by Ms. Ching-fen Cheng, Executive Vice President of Central Reinsurance Corporation.On the same day, Vice Group Chairman Marcel Chang presided at the naming ceremony of EVER LENIENT, the seventeenth vessel in the series. The rope-cutting on this occasion was conducted by Mrs. Connie Chang, wife of Mr. Chang.EVER LIVELY and EVER LENIENT are owned by Evergreen Marine (Singapore) Pte Ltd and Evergreen Marine (UK) Ltd respectively.Both will be delivered in February and join Evergreen Line’s Far East – Middle East route.last_img read more

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Tuscor Lloyds goes transatlantic

first_imgThe machine, which was donated by the US army to the state of Alabama, was loaded and secured to a low loader trailer in Cadiz for its 805 km road transport to the Port of Sagunto in Valencia, Spain.At the port the cargo, which had a total volume of 57.1 cu m, was loaded onto a ro-ro vessel and shipped to the Port of Houston, where it was discharged and delivered to its recipients in Alabama.  www.tuscorlloyds.comlast_img

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Soup kitchen reopens in Kewtown

first_img Children enjoying a warm cup of soup. Children enjoying a warm cup of soup. Build A Better Society (BABS), in Kewtown, is working with the provincial Department of Health to provide soup and bread for the needy in the Kewtown area, to ease the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. According to Jo-Anne Wilson, the manager of Babs, the soup kitchen, which has been going for about 20 years, closed when the lockdown started, but it soon became apparent that people were going hungry as they couldn’t work. Babs then started working with In the Public Interest (IPI), an NGO that is doing door-to-door Covid-19 screening on behalf of the Department of Health and the Kewtown clinic. Babs provides the IPI staff with bread, soup, and paper cups for those in need. “We give a few pots of soup and about six loaves of bread when they go out. We know that our people are suffering and we want to help,” Ms Wilson said.“We are so thankful to our sponsors who continuously donate to us. We are, however, looking for more donations in the form of bread, soup bones and veggies.”Babs also cooks and distributes meals for 25 seniors daily in Kewtown and Bridgetown.Myrtle Dadies, 76, is one of those who gets lunch daily from Babs. “It really helps me a lot; it makes life so much easier for me,” she said. “I really enjoy the food that they make, especially the greens, and the food that we get on a Wednesday is like Sunday lunch, chicken, rice, veggies and potatoes.” 1 of 2center_img Children wait to be served at the soup kitchen.last_img read more

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Float-out eases Dutch capacity crunch

first_imgNETHERLANDS Railways has a problem. It has become a victim of its own success. Such is the growth in passenger traffic that NS Reizigers has had to adopt a number of tactics to get more seats on its trains. One important strand is refurbishment of the 1964-built four-car ’Plan T’ EMUs.NS Materieel’s Revisiebedrijf Haarlem has begun a programme which will see all 31 of these EMUs given updated interiors, with upholstered seating and diffused lighting. The work should allow the trains to give another eight years of useful service.The opportunity is being taken to maximise the use of space, and redesign problem areas to ease cleaning and minimise the risk of vandalism. As built, the Plan T stock included a guard’s compartment and catering kitchen. These have been unused since about 1990, but as the units pass through Haarlem works, these areas will be stripped out and extra seating fitted, providing 34 more seats per train.NS is also putting into service 80 former-SNCB inter-city coaches, and 25 Plan W coaches which NS had stored out of use, over and above fleet expansion already planned (RG 11.97 p754). As well as providing a further 8000 seats to relieve short-term overcrowding, they will help cover for other stock being refurbished, including 316 coaches from the NS Intercity fleet built in the early 1980s. These are to be provided with new seating, air-conditioning and disabled facilities, based on the long-running IC+ development (RG 8.95 PP p8).Longer-term plans revealed on March 31 include purchase of another 128 double-deck Regiorunner EMU vehicles (RG 5.94 p285). These will be used to strengthen present three-car sets to four, and four-car units up to six. They will also be designed with operation at 25 kV AC in mind for future use on the high-speed lines and other routes should conversion go ahead.CAPTION: A driving trailer from the second set was ’floated out’ by NS Materieel’s Haarlem works on March 31 for inspection by invited guestsCAPTION: The first completed unit re-entered service towards the end of MarchCAPTION: First Class (left) has blue upholstered seating with a glass partition between the smoking and non-smoking areas. The Second Class area (right), shows the new finishes on both the floor and wallslast_img read more

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President Buhari signs Nigeria’s record $29.8 billion budget into law

first_imgNigeria’s Buhari to sign off 2018 budget on Tuesday Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari signed the country’s record 9.12 trillion naira ($29.8 billion) 2018 budget into law on Wednesday, a presidency spokesman said, capping months of delays now typical for spending plans under the current administration.Nigeria’s parliament, the National Assembly, passed the budget last month. The total sum is higher than the 8.6 trillion naira spending plan presented to parliament by Buhari in November because lawmakers increased the assumed oil price to $51 per barrel from $45.Buhari “has signed as approved by National Assembly, but will seek amendments with National Assembly later,” the spokesman told Reuters in Abuja.Relatedlast_img

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Layou man fined for wounding

first_img 30 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Layou man fined for wounding by: – July 22, 2014 Share Sharecenter_img Dael Guiste of Layou, who pleaded guilty to wounding Ian Durand of San Sauveur, has been fined three thousand dollars.Guiste pleaded guilty to the charge when he appeared before Magistrate Arley Gill on July 22, 2014.Sergeant Constance Cuffy, who represented the prosecution, told the court that on Sunday, July 20, 2014 Ian Durand went to Linus’ Shop in San Sauveur to purchase cigarettes.Upon arrival at the Shop, Durand greeted the defendant’s girlfriend and touched her.The defendant approached him and the two began arguing. Durand began cursing and asked Guiste; “You don’t know Linda (defendant’s girlfriend) is my family?”Guiste then broke a bottle and attacked Durand, wounded him on his face and held him in his neck. Durand ran from Linus’ Shop across the road to Griffin’s Shop, spoke to Griffin and then collapsed. He was placed on a jeep and rushed to the Castle Bruce Health Centre where he was treated by the district nurse and then transported to the Princess Margaret Hospital in Roseau.A report was also made at the Castle Bruce Police Station.About 8 o’clock that evening, the defendant was met the Castle Bruce Police station where he was cautioned.He replied, “The man just pass and touch my girlfriend by her breast. I broke the bottle, he hit me and curse my mother, and he was even throwing stones after me”.Guiste, who was arrested on the charge of wounding, complained of pains and was taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital for treatment.When Durand was asked by the Magistrate what he had to say for himself he responded, “He hit my bus with a stone and that should count in court too”.“I don’t know the guy and he came to look me trouble, he was in his village and he think he is the baddest man,” Guiste told Magistrate Gill.Durand eventually apologized to the defendant.“You have shown some level of violence,” Magistrate Gill said and added “You’re going to have to pay some compensation”. Guiste was ordered to pay three thousand dollars ($3000.00) in four (4) months, in default of payment, he will spend six (6) months in jail. He was further sentenced to serve three (3) months in jail, suspended for one (1) year. If he commits any other offence during this one year period, Guiste will serve the three months sentence.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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Punya Penyakit Celiac, Penumpang ANA Hanya diberi Satu Buah Pisang

first_imgSaat penerbangan tersebut, penumpang lainnya diberikan makanan penuh ala Inggris untuk sarapan. “Saya didatangi seorang pramugari, di berkata ‘Kami menyediakan makanan spesial untuk Anda,’ dan saat itu saya mendapat kan pisang,” ujar Pavelka.www.dailymail.co.ukKemudian dia bertanya kepada pramugari “Apakah ini sebuah lelucon?” dan pramugari hanya berkata , “Saya benar-benar minta maaf, itu makanan bebas gluten.” Menurut Pavelka, dengan sebuah pisang tidak akan membuatnya kenyang, apalagi dalam penerbangan jarak jauh. Dirinya juga mengaku telah melakukan pengaduan kepada maskapai, tetapi belum mendapat tanggapan. “Penumpang lain melihat dan menertawakan saya. Saya pikir pramugari menyadari hal yang tidak beres. Kesalahannya pasti ada di satu bagian manajemen,” ujarnya.Baca juga: Nikmati Perjalanan dengan Makanan dan Minuman SehatDalam menanggapi kasus ini, All Nippon Airwasy (ANA), mengatakan bahwa pisang adalah makanan ringan bebas gluten yang disediakan dalam penerbangan, tetapi bukan makanan untuk Pavelka. Juru bicara ANA mengatakan, pihaknya sangat bangga dalam memberikan pengalaman yang baik bagi semua penumpang apalagi untuk Pavelka.Makanan yang ada di All Nippon Airways“Kami telah meminta maaf kepadanya secara pribadi dan sebagai hasil dari pengalamannya, kami meninjau kebijakan kami mengenai pilihan bebas gluten dan bagaimana layanan mereka. Selama penerbangan internasional di rute Tokyo-Sydney, ada dua layanan makanan. Pelayanan pertama adalah makanan lengkap satu jam setelah keberangkatan dan yang kedua adalah layanan kudapan dua jam sebelum kedatangan”, ujar juru bicara ANA.Baca juga: Mau Jadi Penumpang Sempurna? Sebaiknya Baca IniPihaknya mengatakan, untuk mengakomodasi berbagai kebutuhan makanan penumpang, sebenarnya ada beberapa pilihan makana termasuk bebas gluten yang bisa penumpang pilih saat membeli tiket. Seperti contoh masalah Pavelka yang memesan makanan bebas gluten dan makanan ringannya yang juga bebas gluten. Saat itu, Pavelka memilih pisang untuk makanan bebas gluten.“Kami berusaha semaksimal mungkin untuk memenuhi kebutuhan penumpang dan dalam situasi ini, kami mengakomodasi permintaan makanan tambahan tamu kami dengan menyediakan makanan reguler tambahan serta hidangan pembuka dari menu reguler untuk makanan ringannya. Untuk menyiratkan bahwa ANA hanya melayani pisang untuk penerbangan dengan panjang ini tidak benar,”ujar juru bicara ANA.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related Hal konyol terjadi pada seorang penumpang maskapai All Nippon Airways (ANA) dalam penerbangan dari Tokyo, Jepang menuju Sydney, Australia. Seorang penumpang bernama Martin Pavelka penderita celiac yang mengharuskan dirinya memakan makanan bebas gluten. Namun, dalam penerbangan selama sembilan jam itu, Pavelka hanya diberi sebuah pisang untuk sarapan.Dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari dailymail.co.uk (4/5/2017), Pavelka mengatakan untuk menuju Sydney dari Tokyo menghabiskan uang untuk menaiki penerbangan ANA sebanyak £1.200 dan mendapat pisang sebagai sarapan. Pria 32 tahun ini, kaget dengan hanya diberi satu buah pisang selama penerbangan dan mengaku kecewa dengan pelayanan ANA. Padahal sebelumnya dirinya tidak pernah mendapatkan perlakuan seperti ini setiap memesan makanan bebas gluten setiap perjalanan penerbangannya.Baca juga: Kenali Jenis Makanan Khusus dalam Penerbanganlast_img read more

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