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County Council Proclaims Oct. 5 ‘Self Help Day’

first_imgFrom left, Self Help, Inc., Executive Director Maura Taylor, Board Member Jim Little, Board President Rosemary Alme and Los Alamos County Councilor Randall Ryti hold up a proclamation that recognizes Self Help, which is celebrating 50 years of service in the Los Alamos community, and declares Saturday, Oct. 5 ‘Self Help Day’. The proclamation was presented during the Oct. 1 County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comCOUNTY News: Los Alamos County Council recognized the services provided by Self Help, Inc., during its Tuesday meeting. Self Help, Inc. is celebrating its 50th anniversary. To mark this milestone, Council proclaimed Saturday, Oct. 5 “Self Help Day”.The organization will host a fundraising gala 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church’s Kelly Hall. Tickets are $65 and include the food, wine, live and silent auctions and commemorative glass. Tickets can be purchased online at tinyurl.com/selfhelp50, or by contacting Self Help’s office at 505.662.4666 or director@selfhelpla.org. County Councilor Randall Ryti read the proclamation: WHEREAS: On April 17, 1969, Self Help was incorporated as a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting those in need in Northern New Mexico by providing crisis intervention, case management, advocacy, and seed/education grants; andWHEREAS: Self Help Inc., with the assistance of community donors, volunteers and local partners – particularly the on-going support of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Los Alamos – has evolved over the years to meet changing needs in Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Taos and Northern Santa Fe Counties; andWHEREAS: From uniting people by spearheading community economic improvement projects, to dispensing funds to victims of the Cerro Grande Fire; by providing emergency financial assistance to aid families in crisis, by making available business and education seed grants, by offering consultation, referral and advocacy services – in all of its efforts and outreach, Self Help has proven to be a dynamic resource committed to meeting basic needs and fostering self-sufficiency in Northern New Mexico; andWHEREAS: The Los Alamos County Council wishes to commend Self Help’s staff, board members, volunteers and partners for 50 years of service to our community and surrounding counties;NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim Saturday, October 5, 2019 as “SELF HELP INC. DAY”in Los Alamos County, and ask our citizens to join us in applauding the work of this outstanding community organization.last_img read more

CARICOM Secretariat Team carries out CSME Sensitisation in Jamaica

first_img Tributes Pour in for Former Barbados Prime Minister Finance Ministers Meet to Refine ‘Single Ambitious Menu’ for… Jamaica encouraged to sign the Protocol on Public ProcurementJamaica and other CARICOM Member States who have not yet done so, are being encouraged to sign the Protocol on Public Procurement. This push is being made by the Officer-in-Charge of the CARICOM Secretariat, CSME Unit, Ms. Gladys Young. She was speaking this morning at the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce’s…July 23, 2019In “Antigua & Barbuda”CARICOM Secretariat Engages Jamaica’s Private Sector and Immigration OfficersThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is ensuring that key stakeholders are knowledgeable about the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and how they can maximise benefits under the CSME processes. On Monday, September 12, the Secretariat is convening a one-day CSME sensitization workshop for the private sector in Jamaica at…September 9, 2016In “CARICOM”Online Platforms launched to promote regional trade and businessThe Caribbean Community’s development of a Single Market and Economy has been given a boost with the launch of four new on-line platforms aimed at promoting trade and improving the ease of doing business. The CARICOM Secretariat, with support from the European Union, on Monday launched the CARICOM Online Companies…October 1, 2017In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… Sep 9, 2020 Jul 27, 2020 PM Gonsalves Praises CARICOM Achievements, says Challenges… center_img A CARICOM Secretariat team is in Jamaica this week collaborating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (MFAFT) on a series of CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) engagements with the private and public sectors, labour and other stakeholders. On Tuesday, 23 July 2019, Secretariat representatives will participate in the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Procurement Seminar at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston. This activity will have an address on the Government of Jamaica’s Procurement initiative for Medium Small and Micro Enterprises by the Honourable Nigel Clarke, Minister of Finance & the Public Service. Ms. Gladys Young, Officer-in-Charge of the CARICOM Secretariat, CSME Unit, will make a presentation on the Future of Regional Procurement. On Wednesday 24 July 2019, the CARICOM Secretariat facilitates with the Jamaica MFAFT a workshop entitled “Demystifying the CSME Regimes: Seizing the opportunities- addressing the challenges.” This will take place at the Dr. Aleem Mohammed Meeting Room at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. You may be interested in… Jul 3, 2020 Other sessions for the week involve the Ministry of Labour and Social Security; the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association; the Media Association of Jamaica and the Press Association of Jamaica. Mr. Salas Hamilton, Specialist Communications, is also part of the CARICOM Secretariat’s team in its Jamaica mission. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 1, 2020last_img read more

North Fork News

first_imgThe Mattituck-Laurel LibraryThe Mattituck-Laurel Library will host a bus trip to Belmont Park on Thursday, June 20, at noon. The tickets, which are on sale at the circulation desk, are $90 per person and include round-trip transportation, tip, buffet lunch, gratuities, and admission to the racetrack.The library will also host the 1819-2019 Whitman Bicentennial Celebration, “I Shall Be Good Health to You,” on June 20 at 6:30 PM. Jerry Matovcik will give a PowerPoint presentationcelebrating Walt Whitman’s life and poems.The library will screen “The Mustang,” a new R-rated film that tells the story of Roman Coleman, a violent convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs, on Friday, June 21, at 1:30 PM. The screening is free.Sign up for children’s summer programs and reading clubs will start on June 24 at 9 AM. Register in-person only.The library will host a Regents review for chemistry on June 24 from 6 to 7:30 PM. The program is free, but enrollment is limited and registration is required. Call 631-298-4134.Shelter Island History CenterThe Shelter Island Historical Society’s farmers market continues every Saturday through September 28 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM on the Havens House Museum grounds, rain or shine.Artist Stephanie Frances Serayani has a new series of ceramic plates in her “Indigo Blue Series” on sale at the market. The farmers market also sells cheese, pickles, chocolates, local produce, flowers, fish, breads, and more. For more information, visit www.shelterislandhistorical.org. ‘Long Islanders’ Sing Of The Sea’ ConcertThe Southold Historical Society will host a “Long Islanders’ Sing of the Sea” concert at Horton Point Lighthouse on Sunday, June 23 at 1:30 PM.Stephen Sanfilippo will bring music of the maritime folk tradition in a performance that will include guitar, Anglo concertina, five-string banjo, and harmonica. Sanfilippo will sing historic ballads a cappella and lead historic chanteys in the true unaccompanied call-and-response manner.The concert will take place outside if weather permits. If it doesn’t, the concert will be held inside the Nautical Museum. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Suggested admission is $5 per adult; $10 per family. Proceeds will benefit the Southold Historical Society. For more information, visit www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org.gmkotz@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

Happiness through BIM

first_imgThe setting could not have been more appropriate: a cheerful boating pavilion jutting out over the Thames with a sunlit panoramic view of the Vauxhall Nine Elms regeneration area, a set of projects almost as expensive as saving the Houses of Parliament. BIM4SME, supported by the RICS and several sponsors, was awarding prizes for a variety of categories demonstrating that BIM is not just for the big boys but that it thrives amongst agile smaller firms. The enthusiasm was infectious and the best quote of the evening came from winning contractor Howard Russell who said that BIM was making it a pleasure to work in the industry again. The reduction in tension and risk as information becomes really trustworthy changes relationships for the better and supports real collaboration. Rob Jackson of Bond Bryan walked away with two awards, for best project by a medium-sized firm and best blog. Rob is a tireless evangelist for the Archicad community. Atom Publishing won the best BIM website category and SpecifiedBy took the award for best innovation with their product data tool. The evening was wittily hosted by Stefan Mordue of the NBS, whose BIM Toolkit promises to make it yet more accessible to small firms. Stefan is writing “BIM for Dummies” to ensure that there is nobody who remains baffled.Richard Saxon CBE is a client adviser at Consultancy for the Built Environmentlast_img read more

Annual drag show goes virtual

first_imgThe AbFab Drag Show at the Artscape Theatre will take place virtually this year. The production formed part of the Theatre’s Women’s Month celebrations. As a tribute to the LGBTIQ community as part of the Artscape Women’s Humanity Arts Festival 2020, the annual hit show ABFAB DRAG, a free online production, in an abridged version, will be available via the Artscape website, www.artscape.co.za from Friday August 21 until Monday August 24 at 8pm. Cape Town has a drag tradition that dates back to the 30s, especially in vibrant District Six. Today the pageants, the parties, the hair dressing salons and the drag queen shows still flourish across the City. However, it`s often hosted in underground clubs, catering to a select few who know where to find them. The Absolutely Fabulous Drag Show (ABFAB DRAG) endeavours to put the crème de la crème of drag centre stage.With fine feathers preened, false eyelashes fluttering and sequins glittering, the fiercely feminine/masculine are gathering to celebrate the world of “lip sync”, ambiguous seduction and gender identification.It features  drag divas Vida Fantabisher, SA’s Got Talent 2016 runner-up Manila von Teez, as well as Kat Gilardi, Jada- Kaye and Angel Lalamore of drag cabaret 3D fame. Nkosinathi Sangweni is the choreographer together with the Jazzart Dance Theatre.  Basil Appollis is the director.Funded by the City of Cape Town the  Artscape Women’s Humanity Arts Festival 2020 officially opened on Saturday August 1.  This Virtual Festival has a full programme of dance and theatre performances, panel discussions and podcasts.All the shows and performances are accessible via the Artscape website, www.artscape.co.zaUnder the theme, “Freedom and Inclusivity for All Humanity”, this year’s festival shines a spotlight on South Africa’s continuing epidemic of gender-based violence.Visit www.artscape.co.za for more information, participating organisations and the full festival programme.last_img

Civil justice overseers back ‘presumption’ of mediation

first_imgCompulsory mediation edged closer today as civil justice experts came out in favour of parties in most cases being required to engage in alternative dispute resolution.A working group of the Civil Justice Council said measures to promote ADR are not working and should be extended further to include an element of compulsion. But its 98-page report stops short of agreeing ADR should be a mandatory condition of being able to issue proceedings.The recommendations will be keenly scrutinised by justice ministers seeking to promote more ways to settle disputes out of court. The CJC has opened a consultation based on the report that will close in December.The group said ADR has yet to become an ‘integral’ part of the civil justice system and wants courts to promote its use more actively at and around the allocation and directions stage.‘We think that the threat of costs sanctions at the end of the day is helpful, but that the court should be more interventionist at an earlier stage when the decisions about ADR are actually being taken,’ said the interim report.‘There should be a presumption that, in most cases, if parties have not been able to settle a case by the directions stage they should be required to bring forward proposals for engaging in some form of ADR.’A minority of group members proposed going further, making mediation either a condition of access to the court in the first place or later as a condition of progress beyond the case management conference.The group was set up following a court users survey in 2015 found relatively low levels of awareness of ADR. The subsequent report followed from Lord Briggs’ civil justice review, published in July 2016, which is paving the way for online dispute resolution.Compulsory attendance at mediation is already in place for family and employment disputes, and the group said it was now the task of practitioners to make ADR ‘culturally normal’.The group called for careful consideration to amending EU or domestic regulations to require companies to participate in consumer ADR. It also wants the court to feel able to support the imposition of a costs sanction where the conciliation option is ignored by a complainant.The group is mindful of imposing requirements that are too heavy-handed or adding unnecessary costs to cases. It also notes the largely negative feedback about mandatory pre-action system from jurisdictions such as Italy.But the majority say they have a ‘more open mind’ on the question of compulsion and believe it can benefit all but a small number of cases, as well as remove the ‘who blinks first’ problem where lawyers perceive an offer of mediation to be a sign of weakness.last_img read more

Egypt sees daily record of 28 COVID-19 fatalities, death toll hits…

first_imgMap of Egypt. Selective Focus. Egypt witnessed on Saturday a new record of 28 single-day fatalities of COVID-19, bringing the death toll in country to 735, said the Egyptian Health Ministry.The country also confirmed 727 new cases infected with the novel coronavirus, raising the total infections registered in Egypt since mid-February to 16,513, the ministry’s spokesman Khaled Megahed said in a statement.Megahed noted that 254 coronavirus patients were completely cured and discharged from hospitals on Saturday, increasing the total recoveries to 4,628.He stressed Egypt’s close cooperation and coordination with the World Health Organization regarding COVID-19 case detection and necessary medical care.Egypt announced its first confirmed COVID-19 infection on Feb. 14 and the first death from the pandemic on March 8, both of whom were foreigners.Over the past 30 days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the most populous Arab country implemented a nationwide nine-hour nighttime curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. local time to curb the spread of the virus.From May 24, which marks the beginning of the post-Ramadan Eid al-Fitr holiday, the evening curfew will be 13 hours instead of nine, for six days, to maintain social distancing and avoid gatherings amid the increasing number of COVID-19 infections.After the Islamic holiday, from May 30, the curfew will be reduced from 13 to 10 hours for two weeks and then, the government will consider from mid-June easing restrictions and gradually resuming several suspended activities.Egypt has already started easing restrictions and gradually reopening services and offices that have been halted since mid-March amid the government’s “coexistence plan” to maintain anti-coronavirus precautionary measures while resuming services, businesses and economic activities.Egypt and China join hands in fighting COVID-19 through mutual support and exchange of medical aid and expertise.On May 16, the Egyptian authorities received the third batch of medical aid from the Chinese government to help the North African country with its fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.On Thursday, Chinese Ambassador to Egypt Liao Liqiang said that Chinese companies in Egypt take strict precautionary measures to maintain their work momentum in different projects amid the COVID-19 outbreak.Related Zambia records 2nd COVID-19 death Djibouti confirms 1st COVID-19 related deathcenter_img Benin records first COVID-19 deathlast_img read more

Agilent Technologies Continues to Enhance Connectivity Software for Electronic Test Instruments

first_imgAgilent Technologies Inc. announced the latest release of its IO Libraries Suite 16.3 software for use with electronic test instruments. The new release continues to improve the customer experience, with support for Microsoft® Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 as well as enhanced USB connections. The suite’s PXI Resource Manager features upgraded PXI/PXIe interoperability and support for the IVI VISA plug-in specification, which allows for communication to third-party PCI/PXI devices through compliant plug-ins. “Agilent instrument users continually push the boundaries of hardware and software,” said Scott Sampl, software marketing manager in Agilent’s Electronic Measurement Group. “This latest update to our IO Libraries Suite lets customers upgrade their operating system with confidence, and gives them robust instrument connection and control.” Agilent’s IO Libraries Suite makes connecting to instruments fast, easy and reliable with features such as: 1.       Automatic detection and configuration of the instrument interface connected to the PC. 2.       Maintenance of broad, multivendor compatibility with GPIB, USB, LAN, RS-232, VXI, PXI, and AXIe test instruments. 3.       Support for a wide set of development environments, including Agilent VEE, MATLAB, Microsoft Visual Studio®, NI LabVIEW and others. Information about Agilent is available at http://www.agilent.comlast_img read more

2008 GSC Soccer Championship Tournament

first_img Share PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Gulf South Conference Soccer Championship returns to Pensacola this weekend at Brosnaham Park beginning Friday, November 7th at 11am CT.  The top four teams from both the men and women will compete for a chance to be crowned this year’s 2008 GSC Champion.Matches will begin at 11am on Friday as the Christian Brothers women team will take on Montevallo.  Single-day tickets can be purchased for $5 at the gate and allows admission to all games on that particular day. The all-tournament pass is $8 and allows admission to all the games on both days.The UWF women’s team will face West Georgia in the second match of day at 1:30pm CT followed by the UWF men at 4:30. See below for the complete tournament schedule.Friday, Nov. 7Women’s11 am Match 1  #3 Seed (Christian Brothers) v. #2 Seed (Montevallo)1:30 Match 2  #4 Seed (West Georgia) v. #1 Seed (West Florida)Men’s4:30 Match “A”  #3 Seed (West Florida) v. #2 Seed (Christian Brothers)7 pm Match “B”  #4 Seed (Harding) v. #1 Seed (Montevallo)Sunday, Nov. 911 am Match 3  Winner of Match 1 v. Winner-Match 21:30 Match “C”  Winner of Match “A” v. Winner of Match “B”For more information on Argonaut athletics or to follow along with live stats, fans can keep up with the action at www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Version 2008 GSC Soccer Championship Tournamentcenter_img 2008 Women’s Soccer Team last_img read more

American Lysacek victorious in free skate

first_imgWith just the pairs and women’s free skate remaining Saturday, the United States leads with 59 points, followed by Canada with 53 and Japan with 52.American pair Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto were first in the free dance event with 98.71 points to follow up their first-place finish in the original dance Thursday. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada were second with 95.73 points.“I’m very proud of our team,” Lysacek said. “Tanith and Benjamin did a great job in the free dance and I just tried to carry the momentum over from that.”Skating to “Rhapsody in Blue,” Lysacek opened with a triple lutz-triple toeloop combination and picked up momentum with each element he nailed.World silver medalist Patrick Chan of Canada, who was ninth after the short program, recovered to score 151.95 points in the free skate to finish in fourth place with 217.98 points. Jeremy Abbott of the United States was fifth with 205.05 points.Moir, the captain of the Canadian team, was happy with his team’s performance.“I’m very pleased with the way things went today,” Moir said. “We moved up a spot in the standings and that was due to the way the men skated today. This will motivate us to try to get closer to the powerhouse Americans tomorrow.”Mao Asada was first in the women’s short program Thursday and will try to rally the hosts with a strong free skate on Saturday. World silver medalist Joannie Rochette of Canada was second while Americans Caroline Zhang and Rachael Flatt were fourth and fifth, respectively.The inaugural ISU World Team Trophy features the six best figure skating teams of the 2008-09 season.Zhang Dan and Zhang Hao of China won the pairs short program with 70.42 points. World champion Evan Lysacek won the men’s free skate on Friday as the United States remained in the lead at the figure skating World Team Trophy.Lysacek, who was second after Thursday’s short program, received 154.86 points in the free skate to finish with a total of 238.56 points. Brian Joubert of France, first after the short program, was second with 237.09 points, followed by Nobunari Oda with 229.25. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more