Local Democrats Mark 100 Days To General Election

first_imgScreenshot of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján’s ‘Virtual Road Trip’ Friday. Courtesy/DPLAC Screenshot of  ‘Virtual Meet and Greet’ Saturday for Democratic Council candidates Denise Derkacs, Rodney Roberson and Sean Williams. Courtesy/DPLAC DPLAC News:The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County marked 100 days until the general election with a weekend of virtual events.Friday, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján held a “Virtual Road Trip” attended by a variety of elected officials and members of the public. Saturday afternoon, voters joined a “Virtual Meet and Greet” for Democratic candidates for Los Alamos County Council including Denise Derkacs, Rodney Roberson and Sean Williams. Sunday’s virtual volunteer kickoff event brought DPLAC leaders and volunteers together to discuss plans for the next 100 days.Over the course of the weekend, more than 50 individuals joined local Democrats on Zoom and Facebook Live in looking forward to and strategizing for the November General Election.last_img read more

The care taker

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MIPIM UK: Boris slams “xenophobic” protesters

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Harrowing Threats Target Latinos

first_imgImagine receiving what you assume to be a harmless text only to find a grisly picture of an execution-style murder. Then, the sinister warning: “You’re next.” Even worse, what if a caller stated he knows where you are, and unless you pay up at once, he’ll come for you?So far no one has been hurt by what Southampton Town police are calling a “scam,” although a chilly one.“There have been several calls and texts using the same graphic photo or similar graphic photos depicting an execution-style murder,” the department said.Scammers are using mobile apps to threaten and defraud users to send them specified amounts of money, investigators said.It is neither new nor limited to the area.Richmond, VA police experienced a similar extortion scam that involved social media apps back in 2017, as did Dodge City, KS the following year. The scammers often use Facebook to find photos of the target and their family and WhatsApp to initiate calls or text messaging. All the reported text messages and phone calls were written and spoken in Spanish.“This scam so far has specifically targeted Hispanics — natural Spanish speakers — but it’s a crime of which everyone should be aware,” Dodge City police warned. There had been five instances there in May 2018, with police saying that callers may send videos of men and women being killed.The department is warning the community to avoid sending any money to an unknown number or caller. Victims are urged to contact local police if and when encountering incidents like these.Funny MoneyA Brooklyn woman was arrested after using fake bills to purchase gift cards from a 7-Eleven in Westhampton, police said.Kaylynn Dyer, 30, of Brooklyn, was arrested by Suffolk County police September 24 for separate charges, but was identified through a Crime Stoppers tip as being wanted on a counterfeit charge.Dyer was turned over to Southampton Town police and charged with first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony. She was processed at town police headquarters in Hampton Bays and held for arraignment.rmurphy@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

Photo: ‘VOS Grace’ launched

first_imgVroon has informed that a launching ceremony for its VOS Grace vessel last week took place at Fujian Southeast Shipyard in China. VOS Grace is a 60-m field-support vessel (ERRV/FSV), currently under construction at the shipyard for Vroon Offshore Services.The vessel is the last in a series of four FSVs being built at the shipyard for Vroon. The company has a total of 22 offshore-support vessels on order at Fujian Southeast, with delivery planned between 2014 and 2016.Unrelated to the story, but related to Vroon, Malaysia’s offshore ship builder Nam Cheong has today said it has received an order from Vroon for an AHTS vessel.last_img read more

Forecasters at Leading Edge see growth after a shallow drop next year

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The Friday Flyer – June 28th 2013

first_imgWhat looks like a positive potential stimulator of project cargo logistics demand, may have negative implications. What if a switch to onshore fracking plants reduced offshore gas exploration and installations. What if the much trumpeted US self-sufficiency in gas leaves it less hungry for coal imports to fuel its power stations, reducing the drive for coal mine investment around the world and dampens the need to shift heavy capital equipment by sea?Fracking operations could, however, provide interesting opportunities for project cargo operators. This week it was reported that in the UK, or rather, under the UK, there seems to be at least 1,300 trillion cubic feet of shale gas and the UK government is including shale gas drilling as part of its infrastructure plans.However, the whole argument has a great potential for generating ‘sound and fury’ in the corridors of power that may yet dampen any real business opportunities for the sector.A bumper edition of this week’s Friday Flyer is sponsored by Liebherr Maritime Cranes, which offers a perfectly balanced portfolio of innovative heavy lift solutions. The state-of-the-art mobile harbour crane range has a maximum lifting capacity of up to 208 tonnes and even up to 416 tonnes in tandem operation. Over 1000 mobile harbour cranes delivered worldwide prove the high demand for sophisticated heavy lift solutions in ports. Additionally, Liebherr’s advanced range of heavy-duty deck cranes provides strong lifting capacities of up to 450 tonnes.In the corporate worldTerex Port Solutions is getting closer to its clients; streamlining its customer services by creating one point of contact responsible for coordinating all necessary products and services.Climate changes that are keeping the Arctic Ocean’s North East and North West Passages navigable for longer periods of the year have spurred Iceland to work with bremenports to plan a new port in the Finna Fjord.DB Schenker and Salem Freight International have created Schenker Logistics LLC as a new Abu Dhabi joint venture operation.Less than two weeks after filing for court receivership in South Korea, STX Pan Ocean has filed US Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection with the federal bankruptcy court in New York.Erickson Air-Crane has received a subcontract with Fluor Corporation to support deployed forces in Afghanistan, as well as reconstruction activity, worth more than USD100 million.DSV has acquired its Columbian agent, Airmar Cargo, to further strengthen its foothold in South America.??Grieg Star will open an office in Singapore on July 1, in an effort to capture opportunities in this part of the world together with its offices in Tokyo, Seoul and Shanghai, says the company’s president and ceo, Tom Rasmussen.Capacity developmentsSteel is being cut on the RollDock Storm, a semi-submersible heavy lift ro-ro vessel and the second RollDock newbuilding, at the FSG Shipyard in Flensburg, Germany.Searoute International is now selling “K” Line’s twice-monthly ro-ro service, suitable for heavy and out-of-gauge cargoes, between Southampton, UK and Galveston, USA.Crowley Maritime Corporation is building two new heavy lift deck cargo barges for use in the Asia Pacific region.Geodis Wilson is on track after expanding Asia-Pacific operations to include domestic Chinese rail freight operations, with services to Europe planned for the future.Mexico’s transport ministry is planning USD4.34 billion in infrastructure developments to increase port capacity in a move that includes two new ports and six port expansions.Two post-Panamax car carrier vessels, scheduled for delivery in 2015 and 2016, are to be built at Tianjin Xingang Shipyard in China for Wallenius Lines.BigLift Shipping has named its brand new heavy lift vessel Happy Sky at a ceremony in Zhangzhou, China (pictured top right).Terex Port Solutions has launched its new Gottwald Model 5 harbour crane, with a maximum load capacity of 125 tonnes, suitable for heavy project cargo.Etihad Cargo has taken delivery of three new freighter aircraft – one B747-8F, one B777F and one A330F – taking its dedicated all-cargo fleet to nine (pictured second right).Network newsProject Cargo Network (PCN) welcomes a number of companies. Land Bridge Logistics has signed up representing Laos; membership in Morocco is now closed as Trafimar joins as its third and final representative; membership has also closed in Venezuela as Interlogistic come on board in the country; Specialized Shipping and Logistics has become the Project Cargo Network’s (PCN) third and final member in Iraq. Wilhelmsen Ships Service Georgia LT (Wilhelmsen Georgia) has also become the third member to join PCN representing the country.People and placesNabil Sultan has stepped into the shoes of Ram Menen as divisional senior vice president Emirates SkyCargo (pictured top right).Claudia Roller, Port of Hamburg Marketing (HMM) ceo, will step aside at the end of 2013 on her retirement. Executive board member Axel Matter will take temporary charge of HMM until its supervisory board identifies a successor.Farook Al Zeer, who is currently managing director of Schenker LLC in Dubai, has extended his existing responsibilities to become managing director of Schenker Logistics LLC.It’s ahoy to Lindsey Francis as she joins yacht transportation firm PSP as a sales executive (pictured second right).Tuvshin Zorigt brings a decade-and-a-half of industry experience to his new role as head of industrial projects, Singapore for DHL Global Forwarding.Crowley Maritime Corporation is opening a new project management office in Singapore.The Port of Esbjerg has opened its brand new 650,000 sq m Østhavn (East harbour) extension for the wind turbine industry.??Bremen based logistics company, IPSEN LOGISTICS, has revealed Henrique Wohltmann has the new man in charge of its worldwide project cargo activities as the company prepares for further development of the division (pictured last above).Experience Liebherr Maritime Cranes at the following shows: Breakbulk Americas (New Orleans/USA) in September, NEVA (St. Petersburg/Russia) in September and TOC Americas (Miami/USA) in October.All about EvieEvie wished she could have seen Universal Africa Lines (UAL) blow out the candles on its cake to celebrate its 30-year anniversary in Rotterdam, where it also christened the new 8,600 dwt cargo ship UAL Texas. Here’s to the next 30 years, she says.As a sophisticated wine lover, the news that two containers containing New Zealand wine slipped over the side when MOL Comfort foundered and broke in two on the Indian coast, hit her to the core. After ascertaining no one was injured, her thoughts turned to the 30,000 bottles of her favourite Kiwi Sauvignon blanc that were lost at sea.She could have done with a drink this week when she heard the news that the long-established De Lloyd newspaper and sister magazine Transport Echo have closed. She naturally sends her best wishes to some old friends on the editorial team and wonders if there is room in the market for a nimble, fast-moving, boutique publishing company to step in to fill the information gap. Watch this space.last_img read more

Law firms are acknowledging that they have a responsibility to solve the problems of their peers

first_img‘Help’ can be the hardest word for a lawyer to utter. As reported in this week’s feature, a call for assistance clearly goes against the grain for people whose stock in trade is assisting clients of whatever type in solving their problems. Add to that the competitive and adversarial nature of much legal practice, and a tough economy, and it is not difficult to see why twin problems of stress and mental well-being are issues for lawyers. Fortunately, the profession is taking further steps to support its members. In supporting LawCare and SBA The Solicitors’ Charity, law firms and legal departments are acknowledging that they have a responsibility to solve the problems of their peers – issues that are in part a by-product of a high-octane professional environment. The ups and downs of legal practice – financial and professional – can be enormous. Lawyers at the Legal Charities Garden Party last week were clearly having fun while backing charities that support lawyers. But there is a point to such public support beyond fundraising. The visibility of support options such as these charities, and their endorsement by the profession, is an important way to remove the enormous mental block that many lawyers feel when the evidence shows them it is time to say ‘help’.last_img read more

ARAF debut triggers change

first_imgFRANCE: Meeting on December 8, new rail regulator Autorité de Régulation des Activités Ferroviaires approved the structure of track access charges being proposed for LGV Sud Europe Atlantique between Tours and Bordeaux. This forms a key part of the funding package being put together by the Vinci-led Lisea consortium which has been selected by RFF to complete the line under a build-operate-maintain PPP concession that transfers both construction and revenue risk to the private sector.ARAF formally began work on Dec­ember 1, but was required to give formal opinions on several topics almost immediately. So in practice the preceding months had been occupied by considerable behind-the-scenes activity and frequent contact between ARAF and the infrastructure manager. RFF President Hubert du Mesnil is in no doubt that ARAF’s arrival on the French railway scene has the potential to trigger fundamental change. Its first role, he says, will be to ensure fair competition, dealing with complaints from operators about discrimination and problems with access to the RFF network. But ARAF will also take a view on RFF’s costs and access charges. From now on RFF will have to secure formal agreement for any changes, making the regulator ‘very powerful’. ‘We will have to prove that our prices can be economically justified’, explains du Mesnil. ‘We will need to demonstrate that the price corresponds to the relevant cost and that we have made every effort to keep the price low. Why? Because RFF is a monopoly – we are in a market with no competitors.’ RFF must ensure that its customers can afford to pay the charges, and du Mesnil is aware that too high a price could act as a deterrent and weaken the market. ‘So we are studying our customers to see if they can pay’, he says. RFF’s proposal to raise fees for use of the Lignes à Grande Vitesse in 2012 – which lies behind the government’s willingness to relax control of TGV fares – will be one of ARAF’s first determinations. Du Mesnil acknowledges that it would be open for ARAF to say that higher fees for operating high speed trains could represent an obstacle to new market entrants. While SNCF may be able to pay, other operators keen to secure a foothold in the market may not. So perhaps ARAF would prefer to see freight train charges to rise to reflect their actual costs. ‘ARAF will certainly bring about major changes’, predicts du Mesnil. ‘ARAF will be a new partner in the railway debate, and they will need to be convinced why we do things the way we do. They will have the option to use international benchmarking to compare our costs with those in other countries – and they will be able to draw on the experience of other regulators such as ORR in the UK.’last_img read more

AFCON 2019 SEMIS: West Africa vs North Africa affair

first_imgCameroon to host AFCON 2019 Dylan Bronn (C) of Tunisia vies with Faneva Andriatsima (L) of Madagascar during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal between Tunisia and Madagascar in Cairo, Egypt, on July 11, 2019. Tunisia won 3-0. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)The Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals line-up in Egypt this Sunday is out with the best-ranked team in Africa, Senegal, scheduled to lock horns with Tunisia.In the other semi-final, Algeria, which has not lost a single match will take on Nigeria.Tunisia booked a ticket to their first Africa Cup of Nations semi-final in 15 years after they beat Madagascar 3-0 and diminished hopes of the Indian Ocean islanders making it to their very first semifinal.Madagascar, ranked 108th in the world, were the talk of town making headlines of their debut tournament in Cairo.On their way to the quarterfinals they had stunned African footballing giants among them Nigeria.Another North African side Algeria and who qualified for the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations by beating Ivory Coast 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra time will meet a strong west African side Nigeria.Dazet Wilfried Armel Zaha of Cote Divoire trying to go past Amir Selmane Rami Bensebaini of Algeria during the 2019 African Cup of Nations match between Ivory coast and Algeria at the Suez Stadium in Suez, Egypt on July 11,2019. (Photo by Ulrik Pedersen/NurPhoto via Getty Images)Algeria is seeking to lift their first AFCON trophy since 1990.Nigeria have won the cup three times with the most recent one being the 2013 edition. They made it to the semis after seeing off South Africa in the quarters.Related Dazet Wilfried Armel Zaha of Cote Divoire trying to go past Amir Selmane Rami Bensebaini of Algeria during the 2019 African Cup of Nations match between Ivory coast and Algeria at the Suez Stadium in Suez, Egypt on July 11,2019. (Photo by Ulrik Pedersen/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Talk Africa:Africa in 2019 Talk Africa: Africa Cup of Nations 2019last_img read more