By WENDEE BURNISHChair of Los Alamos Dog Jog 2019Warm weather and sunny skies greeted the runners and walkers and their eager dogs who enjoyed themselves thoroughly at the 22nd Annual Los Alamos Dog Jog April 27.This year’s Dog Jog, organized by the Atomic City Roadrunners, the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club, Mountain Canine Corps Search and Rescue and Pajarito K9 Search and Rescue raised $15,600 for Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals. Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals (FOSCA) is a nonprofit organization that provides funding to individuals and rescue groups to spay/neuter over 500 cats and dogs each year, significantly contributing to the effort to reduce the population of unwanted pets in New Mexico. We also help pet owners pay for veterinary expenses in cases of catastrophic illness or injury providing caring pet owners with an alternative to euthanasia for their pet. We are especially proud of our alliances with rescue groups in three northern New Mexico Pueblos and the Navajo Nation to reduce endemic pet overpopulation in those areas.We would like to thank our major sponsors that made our event a huge success this year. Our top sponsors were the Los Alamos Organization of Realtors, Pet Pangaea, Ridgeview Veterinary Hospital and Los Alamos National Bank. Other major sponsors were Animal Clinic of Los Alamos, Blue Window Bistro, and Lou Santoro State Farm Insurance. We would also like to thank New Mexico Bank and Trust, Los Alamos Pet Hotel and Day Care, Hartway & Breashears, CPA, Arthur B. Montoya Jr., DDS and the Los Alamos Medical Center for their donations. A special thank you to our new sponsors for 2019, TechSource, Inc., and Rendija Dog Hikes. Prizes for participants were provided by Pet Pangaea, Los Alamos Fitness, Yours Truly Diana’s, Los Alamos Coop Market, and the Running Hub. We would also like to thank Pet Pangaea for providing prizes for all canine participants as well as for our very special senior dogs. Festive bandanas for all rescued dogs that came to play were donated by Pajarito K9 Search and Rescue. We are very grateful to all the individuals and families who made a donation in order to have a dedication or memorial to friends or furry companions included on our t-shirt. And a special thank you to Pinon sixth-grader Annie White who designed this year’s Dog Jog logo.We would like to thank the Animal Clinic of Los Alamos for providing on-call vet services; Los Alamos Fire Brigade for providing onsite first aid services; Santa Fe Sports and Images for t-shirt design and printing; and Aspen Copies for providing discount services and supplies.Finally, we would like to thank everyone who participated in our 22nd Annual Dog Jog. Thank you for running or walking, thanks for bringing friends, family, kids, and dogs out to enjoy the fun. Thanks for joining in our post-race prize ceremony and thanks for supporting Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals and our efforts to make life better for our less fortunate animal friends.
BELLEVUE, Wash. – Retired Ford executive Mark Schulz has been elected to the PACCAR Inc. board of directors, effective April 23. Schulz will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Stephen Page from the board on the same day. Schulz, 59, served as president of international operations at Ford Motor Company from 2005 until his retirement in 2007. During his 32-year tenure at Ford, he served in senior executive positions with responsibility for operations in the Middle East, Asia and South America. He is CEO of M. A. Schulz and Associates LLC, a management consulting firm, and a founding partner in Fontinalis Partners LLC, a transportation technology strategic investment firm. He has engineering degrees from Valparaiso University and the University of Michigan, an MBA from the University of Detroit and an MS in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He serves as a director of Dana Holdings Corp., and previously served as director of the National Committee of United States-China Relations and the United States-China Business Council. “PACCAR is very pleased that Mr. Schulz will be joining the board. His 30 years of international management experience in vehicle manufacturing provides a strong perspective that will benefit PACCAR in its global growth,” said Mark Pigott, PACCAR chairman and CEO. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement
BridgehamptonBridgehampton guidance counselor Ryan Barker visited elementary school students to talk about kindness and to build upon the pledge all students took in honor of Rachel’s Challenge. Each class wrote down acts of kindness on strips of paper that were linked together to form a chain. They also talked about how kindness can go outside of each classroom and linked all the chains of each class together to form a huge chain in the elementary hallway. The students will continue to add chains when they see acts of kindness to fill serve as a reminder that kindness can start a chain reaction.Students in third through fifth grade had an opportunity to put scientific inquiry to work when they took a field trip to Brookhaven National Laboratory. The educational visit was filled with numerous hands-on learning activities geared toward motivating and exciting students to the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. “Our scientists observed, hypothesized, tested, and concluded, all while having a blast,” said principal Michael Miller. “We thank all the teachers for this great learning experience.”When Bridgehampton student Jessica Rojas was in Danielle Corbett’s second grade class, she wrote a fan letter to James Dean, co-author and illustrator of the “Pete the Cat” fictional cartoon book series. To her surprise, Dean sent a letter back addressed to her at the school. “I’m sure that the excitement of receiving a letter in return will only encourage Jessica to continue to hone her own writing skills,” Miller said of the now third-grade student.Taking time to encourage increased cooperation and connections in the classroom, Bridgehampton teachers and students took part in a recent Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports assembly. The program offered opportunities for engagement, teamwork, and building positive relationships to create a more focused environment.TuckahoeTuckahoe Common School District partnered with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office in presenting Sandy Hook’s “Start with Hello” program. Students were among thousands from across the country who participated in a weeklong event to raise awareness about social isolation and educate students on how to prevent it.Hampton Bays“Yes!” a group of Hampton Bays Middle School sixth graders shouted in unison September 26 when asked if they would like to see a shark heart. Dutifully, a Cornell Cooperative Extension educator reached inside a dead shark and displayed the heart, which brought on a collective “wow!”The lesson in shark anatomy was part of Marine Science Exploration Day, held at Tiana Beach in Hampton Bays. During the program, students rotated to four hands-on stations where they engaged in scientific learning. Cornell educators provided students with information about marine meadow eelgrass restoration, oyster gardening and farming, the ecosystem of marshland, and sharks. Students also got to touch and hold several marine species.When Hampton Bays Middle School teacher Kristin Webber taught her eighth graders about the effects of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, they were inspired to help. Assisted by Webber, the eighth graders researched organizations that were collecting donations and decided on Bahamastrong of Miami, FL. They began their drive for canned goods, first aid supplies, and other needed items by placing collection boxes throughout their school. So far, the students have collected 118 boxes.Hola, salut, hallo, and ciao are just a few of the greetings that middle school students have been learning as part of a new character education program, “Start with Hello” week.The violence-prevention program, instituted by school counselors Josephine Sinkler and Erin DaSilva and social worker Renee Negrin, aims to provide students with skills to promote social inclusion. “You never know how much a little kindness can mean to one person,” Negrin said. “To them, you could be considered a hero.”Westhampton BeachDo you know how headstones got their name? Or that Judge Harold Medina (1888-1990) paid Westhampton Beach students to capture tent caterpillars because the pests were killing the village’s trees? Westhampton Beach Elementary School fourth graders learned the answers to these questions and more during an annual trip to the Westhampton Cemetery September 27.The students, who have been studying local history in class, were given a robust lesson on their community’s past from members of the Westhampton Beach Historical Society. Divided into groups, the fourth graders visited several gravestones, where historians discussed the prominent residents who were buried there and shared interesting facts about their lives. Share
Offshore Energy Today Staff, March 10, 2013 Strainstall UK Limited has announced that the company has been selected to work alongside SBM offshore on the Shell Stones project, an ultra-deep oil and gas development in the Gulf of Mexico which is currently the deepest production facility in the world at approximately 2900 meters. The project involves the use of an FPSO which has a forward mounted turret with a disconnectable buoy (Buoyant Turret Mooring or BTM) allowing it to weather-vane in normal conditions and disconnect from the FPSO upon the approach of a hurricane so that the FPSO can sail to a safer area.The BTM design required six specially designed load pins to measure the forces between the Buoy and the FPSO as they are an integral component of the detachable buoy system, and a critical element to ensure the safety of the FPSO and BTM. A custom design was required to meet SBM’s requirements and Strainstall was selected to design and manufacture such a loadpin.Strainstall was contracted to produce an atypically shaped design which was ATEX and IECEx certified with internal amplifiers to monitor the clamping forces between the vessel and the detachable buoy.Although Shell is already field operator for seven producing FPSOs globally, Stones will be Shell’s first FPSO in the Gulf of Mexico.An FPSO design was selected to safely develop and produce the Stones ultra deep-water field. This concept design can handle a relative lack of infrastructure, a complex seabed, and unique reservoir properties. Tankers will transport oil from the Stones FPSO to US refineries, and gas will be transported by pipeline.This will be the second FPSO in the Gulf of Mexico.Petrobras’ was the first company to develop an offshore oil field in the area using the FPSO technology.On September 6, 2012, Petrobras began oil production in the ultra-deep waters of the Chinook oilfield from the floating production, storage and offloading platform, FPSO BW Pioneer, moored some 250 kilometers off the coast of the State of Louisiana in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.[mappress]
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ARGENTINA: An agreement for Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CSR to open two plants in Argentina was announce by Minister of the Interior & Transport Florencio Randazzo during an official visit to China on September 24.’The President of CSR informed me that a delegation from the company will travel to Argentina and will begin to the process to establish a passenger car production plant and another for freight wagons, destined for the local market and other countries in the region’, said Randazzo. ‘This is great news, because as well as the sources of employment that will be created, it involves major technology transfer that will be fundamental to the process of reviving the railways in our country’, said the minister. The federal government has ordered a total of 709 EMU cars from CSR for the Mitre, Sarmiento and Roca commuter networks in Buenos Aires, the first of which are due to arrive in Argentina in April 2014. Visiting the CSR Sifang plant in Qingdao, Randazzo had been able to inspect the prototype for the 25 nine-car trainsets for the Sarmiento route.
Related Tanzanian President John Magufuli has called upon Tanzanians to keep up the hard work spirit, saying the just-ended 2018 was a successful year.“We have made major achievement in 2018, Tanzanians should expect more this year since we are determined to implement all our development plans accordingly,” Magufuli said in his New Year address.The Tanzanian leader appealed to the citizens to continue promoting peace, love and unity throughout 2019.Magufuli called on public servants, farmers, workers, leaders and business people to work diligently and pay taxes.He said the country’s economy is likely to grow further in 2019 if the fight against corruption and fraud is enhanced.Tanzania’s economy grew by 7 percent between January and June, 2018, compared to 6.3 percent in the same period in 2017.Magufuli urged public servants to be creative and abandon “business-as-usual syndrome,” calling on them to be confident and execute their duties in accordance with the law.“I can see a ‘new Tanzania’ coming in near future,” he said. “We must achieve our goals in 2019 as many more good things will be done.”“We only need to unite and embrace the sense of togetherness regardless of our tribes, age and religious beliefs,” Magufuli said. President Xi’s 2017 New Year Address Chinese President Xi touts 2018 accomplishments in 2019 New Year speech President Kenyatta congratulates President Xi for successful CPC Congress
Rwanda receives lions and Rhinos from South Africa Ambassador Guillaume Kavaruganda, the Director-General for Europe, America and International Organization, poses for a picture with Turkish Ambassador to Rwanda, BURCU Çevik, during the handover of protective masks from Turkey to help in Rwanda’s fight against COVID-19. /Photo courtesy: Rwanda’s ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation.Rwanda received a donation of protective masks from Turkey to help in its fight against COVID-19.Rwanda’s ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation confirmed receipt of the donation, saying it was “a sign of friendship and solidarity between the two countries in the fight against COVID-19.”According to information from the Turkish embassy in Rwanda, Ankara sent 50,000 face masks while a private company donated a further 40,000 to Kigali.The masks arrived on Thursday in a flight repatriating Rwandan citizens stranded in Turkey, and would head back to Ankara with Turkish citizens stranded in Rwanda due to the disruption of international travel.The donation of protective masks was received by Ambassador Guillaume Kavaruganda, the Director-General for Europe, America and International Organization.Kavaruganda Thanked Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for the donation, saying it will boost the East African country’s fight against COVID-19.He said health workers will benefit from the donation as they lead Rwanda’s fight against the pandemic.He added that his country was committed to working with Turkey to implement various areas of cooperation, including education, training programs for police and diplomats, bilateral consultations and trade.On his part, the Turkish Ambassador to Rwanda, Burcu Çevik, commended the East African country’s efforts against the disease, saying it was a show of strong leadership that oversaw rapid and active implementation of measures.https://twitter.com/RwandaMFA/status/1276147521530793992?s=20(With input from New Times Rwanda)Related Denmark to extradite wanted man to Rwanda to face genocide charges Rwanda opposition leader to face trial on Friday
Hubert Charles, Chairman of the Reunion Committee (File photo)Reunion and Independence 2018, which will commemorate Dominica’s fortieth year of independence will be celebrated under the theme ‘My Love, My Home, My Dominica; Building a resilient nation’. The progamme of activities was officially launched on Friday 17 August 2018 in conjunction with Independence 2018.Hubert Charles, Chairman of the Reunion Committee said the launch puts to rest the fears of those who may have thought that the tradition which began in 1988 would be scaled down or not held at all. “As is clear from today’s launch we are keeping that tradition but introducing an innovation involving the integration of the Independence and Reunion programmes.”He explained that the joining of the Reunion and Independence committees and celebrations is partly due to the passage of Hurricane Maria last September. “I will remind you that hurricane Maria…was a major disruption and that we will be for years seeking to make good the damages caused by this event.”Charles added that the hurricane will have a place in Dominica’s history not as one which defines us but “simply as one event that underscored our resolve to continue along the path of development to learn the lessons as we go forward of course”. Reunion and Independence 2018 will officially open on September 29, 2018 but activities will begin on September 22 and end on November 5, 2018. Tweet Sharing is caring! 779 Views no discussions EntertainmentLocalNews Reunion and Independence 2018 committees merged by: Dominica Vibes News – August 24, 2018 Share Share Share
Connected car and autonomous driving: Infotainment systems have evolved tremendously and are now at the core of the value proposition of automakers. Adoption of wireless communications standards like LTE and Wi-Fi is driving demand for more RF testing, and important R&D investments are being made in automotive radar and target simulation. 5G: Extensive ongoing research on 5G technologies is increasing demand for RF T&M equipment and will continueto do so over the forecast period. Demand will go to higher frequencies in the long term to the detriment of the < 8 GHz market. Modular instrumentation: The penetration of modular electronic instrumentation is expected to continue to align with the multi-channel nature of upcoming end-user technologies; the CAGR from 2016 to 2023 for the modular RF T&M market is 14%. Asia Pacific: Asia Pacific is expected to witness higher growth than other regions, which will drive an increase in its share to 43.2% in 2023. IoT Devices: Market participants expect NarrowBand IoT and mobile IoT standards such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), LTE-M and SigFox LoRa to create a new part of the market. This trend translates into an increase in parallel testing and generates a market for low-cost instrumentation. A new report by Frost & Sullivan highlights five major growth opportunities in the RF Test & Measurement market up to 2023. The study provides a detailed assessment of key market dynamics, drivers and restraints, revenue forecasts by region, and market share and competitive analysis.Frost & Sullivan expects Asia Pacific to be the largest and fastest growing region for RF T&M vendors, with estimated revenues of $1.99 billion by 2023.Meanwhile, North America and Europe will benefit from wireless technologies. Growth in these regions will be bolstered by R&D activity around new wireless communications standards, the connected car and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). With lower activities in emerging regions, the Latin America, Middle East and Africa segment will represent only about 5% of the total market revenues.The five major growth opportunities in the RF T&M market, that are expected to generate over $30 billion in new revenues by 2023, include: Radio Frequency (RF) Test and Measurement (T&M) Market, Forecast to 2023 is part of Frost & Sullivan’s global Test & Measurement Growth Partnership Service program. Click here to learn more.