LAPS Weather Cancellations, Delayed Starts

first_imgBy Dr. Kurt SteinhausSuperintendent of SchoolsLAPSGreetings from the Los Alamos Public Schools!This message contains information about school cancellation or delayed start due to snow or ice. Announcements, usually by 5:30 a.m., will be sent via the media, district web page, and School Messenger.  Telephone information lines:Aspen Elementary 663-2277;Barranca Mesa Elementary 663-2732;Chamisa Elementary 663-2472;Mountain Elementary 663-2327;Pinon Elementary 663-2682;Middle School 663-2375;Topper Freshman Academy 663-2512;High School 663-2512; andDistrict Office 663-2223.In general, if the Lab is on a delay, school opening will be delayed; if the Lab is closed due to weather, our schools will be closed.When school is dismissed early or cancelled for the day, all after school programs including athletics (both home and away) and other activities are cancelled.Two-hour Delayed Start:Buses will arrive at bus stops two hours later than the usual pickup time. School start times:Elementary schools – 10:20 am;Mid School – 10:00 am; andHigh School – 9:50 amParking lots will usually be cleared and ready for buses and cars by 7:30 am. Please allow our maintenance staff to clear the parking lots. Sidewalks will usually be cleared by 8:00 am. Elementary Schools on Wednesdays: no school when there is a delay – Pre-School is cancelled and YMCA programs start at noon.When you see snow and ice on the roads remember Safety First:If possible, get up earlier than usual to clear snow and provide extra travel time;Please be extra cautious when driving;Wear footwear that helps prevent slips, trips, and falls;Take advantage of teachable moments – weather provides an incentive for students to write stories, learn science, and even calculate travel times;Encourage students to talk about their experiences getting to school in the snow;Exercise extra patience;Snow and ice can cause stress; thus, try “giving an extra hand to your neighbor”; andPlease remember that people have different tolerances for weather and we want to be understanding of each other. Thank you.last_img read more

Insolvency kings are the new people to know

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Riverhead Dems Seek To Add To Gains

first_imgRiverhead Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith tries to keep things in perspective, but by all accounts, her first year in office has been highly successful, with the rival Republican Party reportedly having a tough time finding an opponent to challenge her.After upending incumbent Sean Walter in 2017, Jens-Smith has her sites on the ultimate gender affirmation: Her party is fielding an all-women slate of candidates for town office. Catherine Kent won a seat on the town board on Jens-Smith’s ticket last election.Patricia Snyder and Diane Tucci have been picked to run for town board this year. If they win, Riverhead would have an all-female town board. Incumbent Town Clerk Diane Wilhelm is seeking reelection, and Jaraby Thomas and Tara Taylor are townassessor candidates.The biggest feather in Jens-Smith’s cap thus far has been her ability to guide the town through a labyrinth of false starts, failed applications, and nearly two decades of proposals — some pie-in-the-sky like an indoor ski mountain – proposed for the former Grumman site.Finally, the town stands to sell the parcel for some $40 million.Calverton Aviation and Technology, which also goes by Triple 5, was designated as “qualified and eligible” to buy and develop 1643 acres of vacant land at Calverton. The Canada-based developer is best known for building and owning large retail-entertainment complexes. The deal, still in its beginning stages, is moving along swimmingly so far, thesupervisor said.“They are doing their due diligence,” Jens-Smith reported this week. “They are in the second series of 90 days and everything is on track,” she said.As is usually the case, Jens-Smith dealt with a potential snafu the way she usually does: quickly, forcefully, but without fanfare.Stuart Bienenstock, the Triple Five Group’s director of business development, is charged with forging documents and committing real estate fraud in New Jersey in 2018. Some officials in Riverhead felt uncomfortable working him given his legal troubles.Jens-Smith said the Riverhead Town Board insisted that he be replaced. “We discussed it as a board and then we reached out to them,” she said.Triple 5 then moved quickly, terminating Bienenstock. As the Independent went to press, Amy Herbold has been named the company’s new director of development and point person on the EPCAL project.As for the coming election, Jens-Smith, 56, told the Riverhead Democratic Committee she was most proud of her balanced budget, negotiations with labor unions, and openness with the public.Snyder, 62, served as executive director of the East End Arts Council for 23 years, an organization that grew substantially under her leadership. She increased enrollment at the East End Arts School from 45 to more than 700 students, and doubled the organization’s budget and doubled its membership.Tucci, 48, is the executive director of the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce and grew up on a farm in the town.Incumbent Tim Hubbard heads the Republican ticket and will seek another term. The GOP has chosen Yvette Aguiar, a former New York City Police officer who works at the American Military University as a professor in global studies and security management, to challenge Jens-Smith. Frank Beyrodt, who lost to Kent in the last election, has earned the nod for another run for the board. Incumbent Councilman Jim Wooten has reached his term limit and cannot run again.rmurphy@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

Passivhaus refurb diary, part 5: airtightness testing, take two

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

Celebrating 10 years of HLPFI

first_imgWe would like to thank everyone who took the time to talk to HLPFI for our 10th anniversary publication, which is now available!The special edition is packed full of interesting articles reviewing the last ten years of the heavy lift and project forwarding industry!Of course, the 10th anniversary publication would not have been possible without the support of our advertisers.Companies that have supported the 10th anniversary publication include AAL, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, Bahri, BBC Chartering, Beluga Projects Logistic, Blue Water Shipping, Chandler Logistics, COLI Shipping, deugro, DHL, Egytrans, Faymonville, Fesco, Fracht Group, Global Project Logistics Network, Goldhofer, Hansa Heavy Lift, Intermarine, Natco, Port of Everett, Port of Longview, Port of Vancouver USA, Project Cargo Network (PCN), Quality Cargo Networks (WWPC and CEE), Redbox Energy Services, RHB Stevedoring & Warehousing, Rickmers Line, SAL, Sarens, TII Group, Trans Global Projects, Volga-Dnepr and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics.If you would like to order additional copies, please contact subscriptions@heavyliftpfi.comlast_img read more

Kenya Flower Festival 2019: A milestone in the country’s horticulture sector

first_imgKenya holds its first edition of the NBO Festival Related S. African flower festival highlights Chinese elements Photo by CGTN’s Hlonela LupuwanaThe Lord Erroll in Runda Nairobi, played host to the inaugural 2019 Kenya Flower Festival which brought together flower enthusiasts in the country on Saturday.Kenya being a flower exporter, the festival signaled a key milestone in the country’s horticulture industry.Kenya Flower Festival 2019./Photo by CGTN’s Hlonela LupuwanaFounded by Rosemary Kimunya, the event themed “Bloom in Bravery,” showcased an array of flowers grown in the country, with 20 exhibitions.Kimunya said her goal is to highlight the blooming sector, from newcomers to one of the oldest flower growers Kenya has to offer.Some of the flower farmers have been in the business for years and export to numerous countries across Africa as well as the United Kingdom, United States of America,The Netherlands, China and Japan.Exhibitions included floral designs, flower art installations as well as recycled bottles now turned to flower vases.The Kenya Flower Festival not only celebrated flower enthusiasts, it also showcased floral art in support of Breast Cancer Awareness, as well as a breast cancer screening on site to mark the cancer month.The founder of the festival admitted that even though Kenya is the world’s third largest exporter of cut flowers, not enough people immerse themselves in the flower culture.However through this event, she hopes to change that narrative, while supporting local flower farmers. The flower industry contributes around 1.06% to Kenya’s Gross Domestic Product-GDP.Report by CGTN’s   Hlonela Lupuwana Kenya eyes Chinese flower market to diversify exportslast_img read more

Uganda postpones reopening of schools as cases soar

first_imgA teacher addresses a class at a school in a suburb of Kampala. © AFP A teacher addresses a class at a Bridge International Academies school in a suburb of Kampala. © AFPUganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has postponed the reopening of schools for final year students for one more month.The president said reopening schools was risky as the country did not have enough kits to test learners every two weeks through televised lessons.President Museveni said two television sets would be given to each village to allow learners to continue studying at home.“Two television sets per village equals to 140,000 TV sets in the country,” he said in a televised address.Public transport operators have been allowed to resume operations, but at half capacity. Motorcycle taxis are still not allowed to carry passengers but can ferry goods.Churches, mosques, bars, nightclubs and gyms will remain closed for another 21 days. Shopping malls have been allowed to reopen as long as they ensure their customers observe social distancing.The distribution of government-provided face masks will begin this month and the president told those without one to stay home.The dusk-to-dawn curfew is still on for another three weeks.President Museveni ordered also that criminal charges against 4,000 people arrested at the start of the lockdown to be reviewed and those whose cases are petty to be released .He said the government will continue with its food distribution programme among the poor.Uganda recorded its highest number of cases in a single day on Saturday with 84 new cases. On Monday 40 new cases were recorded bringing the total to 457.Related Uganda’s New App Reports Corruption Cases to Authorities Uganda confirms 14 new COVID-19 casescenter_img Environmental activists in Uganda blame schools for deforestationlast_img read more

South Africa risks food insecurity during COVID-19: lawmakers

first_imgTalk Africa: COVID-19 and Food Security South Africa’s COVID-19 cases reach 2028 South African lawmakers on Friday voiced concern over food insecurity threatening 8 million people in the country as a result of COVID-19.COVID-19 is a huge threat to food security and a large proportion of the population could experience food insecurity as a result of the pandemic, said Mondli Gungubele, chairperson of Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Social Development.On Thursday, the committee was briefed by the national Department of Social Development and the provincial departments on the implementation of food distribution and progress on other programs responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.The need to feed the South African people came out very strong in the meeting, Gungubele said in a statement emailed to Xinhua.“If we are supposed to feed 14 million people and we are only able to feed just over 5 million, then it is a serious problem,” he said.The committee heard that the demand for food far surpasses supply and the government’s ability to assist is limited, according to Gungubele.Furthermore, the impact of COVID-19 on food security will be prolonged, he said.The most worrying issue is food insecurity among the vulnerable, the chairperson said,Gungubele appealed to the government to do everything in its power to ensure that children, the vulnerable and people in dire need have access to food.“It is also important as a committee that we must express a strong appropriation to members of civil society who made contribution to feeding our nation, whether through donations or volunteering,” he said.As of Thursday, South Africa’s has reported 118,375 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 6,579 cases recorded in the previous 24 hours, the highest single-day surge since early March, according to the latest official figures.Meanwhile, 87 new deaths were reported, bringing the toll to 2,292.Related South Africa COVID-19 – REUTERS South Africa records two more COVID-19 deathslast_img read more

Voters warned to take upcoming election seriously

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share LocalNewsPolitics Voters warned to take upcoming election seriously by: Dominica Vibes News – November 12, 2014center_img 958 Views   no discussions Share Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (file photo)Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has called on citizens to treat the upcoming general election with seriousness.Mr Skerrit, who is also the leader of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) said in his address at a DLP rally in Wesley on 11 November 2014, citizens must treat the election seriously as according to him, Dominica’s development and future is at stake.“Dominica is at the social, economic and political cross roads, the outcome of this general election campaign will either make or break Dominica,” the DLP leader said. “How you vote on December 8th will determine how seriously the international community takes Dominica hereinafter,” Mr Skerrit stated.He also invited all voters to ask and answer “some very serious questions” before going to the polling station on 8 December. “Firstly, who do you wish to lead you in this country,” Mr Skerrit asked and noted that the choice is between himself and Lennox Linton – the political leader of the Opposition, United Workers Party (UWP).“If you do not vote for Roosevelt Skerrit and the party led by Roosevelt Skerrit, then you are voting for Lennox Linton to become Prime Minister of Dominica,” he said.The second question which Mr Skerrit said voters must ask and answer is “does it matter whether you vote or not”.“I will say to you of course it matters whether you vote or not. If you do not vote for Labour, you are supporting Lennox Linton and the Workers Party”.“By not voting, you are making it easier for the challenger to reach and surpass the incumbent candidates”.“In order words, the UWP does not need your vote for them to win in Wesley, they only need for you not to vote and that will be all the help that they will need from you,” Mr Skerrit explained.He also cautioned his to ensure that they vote for the shoe which is the DLP’s symbol. “If you do not go out and vote then you are conspiring with the UWP to change the government”.“If you chose not to go out and vote, then you are indirectly voting for Lennox Linton to become the prime minister of Dominica. I say tonight that the blood of Dominica would be on your hands, all those who triggered the demise of this beautiful country of ours,” he said.The third question Mr Skerrit said voters must consider and answer is “will your vote make a difference”.“Of course, your vote will no doubt make a difference…every single vote matters and counts in this general election. Every seat matters”.“The ruling party in St Vincent won the election by one seat; the ruling party in Barbados won the last election when their very last seat was declared. Your vote my dear brothers and sister…your vote matters,” Mr Skerrit said.last_img read more