first_imgLAHS Senior Class President Maddie Ovaska tries on her cap and gown for next week’s ceremony. Courtesy/LAHSLAHS News:Los Alamos High School will host private graduation ceremonies for every member of the Class of 2020 next week over three days, starting Wednesday.Each graduating senior and their immediate family members will have a pre-arranged time for presentation of their diploma.“With 270+ grads each having a 5-minute window, we’ll have 1,350 minutes of presenting diplomas,” Principal Carter Payne said. “Orchestrating this event is key, and we will need everyone to arrive at just the right time. Seniors and their family are asked to arrive 10 to 15 minutes before their appointment time.Seniors and their immediate family are invited to attend, and all will be required to wear masks. Once they arrive on campus, they will stay in their vehicle and follow the same route through campus that was used earlier when students picked up their cap and gown.  At their appointed time, they will drive up to the stage, step out of their vehicle, put on their cap and gown, and prepare to receive their diploma. “Our guidance from the state was clear that we can only have 5 people in one place,” Payne said. “The four school personnel present, plus the graduate, take us to the limit of 5 for gatherings, so family members will be staged on the opposite side of the podium to allow all to have space for distancing.”Just as in a traditional graduation ceremony, each student’s name will be called, they will be presented their diploma and they will move their tassel from right to left. The ceremony will end with the traditional tossing of the caps to the cheers of family and school staff.Family members are encouraged to take photos during the ceremony, but are encouraged to make plans for the perfect photo shoot at an off-campus location before or after the ceremony. There will be a professional photographer to photograph each student as they receive their diploma. PAC 8 also will be on hand to take a video of each graduate. Each graduate will be included in the graduation video along with all members of the Class of 2020. This video will include the student speaker and teacher speaker selected by the senior class. The graduation video will be shared online June 8.The LAHS Yearbook staff created a senior video honoring each member of the Class of 2020. To see the senior video, visit Class 2020.mp4.The community is invited to celebrate the Class of 2020 at the Parade of Grads “Lap of Diamond” at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30. Family members and members of the community are invited to line the shoulders on both sides of Diamond Drive from the high school to the roundabout to cheer for the Class of 2020 from the safety of their vehicles. Graduates will wear their caps and gowns and be chauffeured by a household member in their decorated vehicles.last_img read more

first_imgNMSP News:TRES PIEDRAS — New Mexico State Police Officers were called Aug. 1 when two individuals were found deceased in their residence near Tres Piedras in Rio Arriba County.State Police officers responded and identified the two decedents as Nathan Faccio, 46, and Nirvana Sisneros, 47.New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was called to investigate this homicide. Agents have conducted numerous interviews and executed multiple search warrants during the course of the investigation. Agents do have a person of interest, but no arrests have been made at this time.Anyone with information concerning these crimes is asked to call the New Mexico State Police District Seven Office at 505.753.2277 and ask to speak with the case agent or the investigations bureau supervisor.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementDayco has announced the appointment of Mike McTeer as director of business strategy, U.S. aftermarket. McTeer will be responsible for developing target market strategies and sales associate development.“I am pleased to have Mike join the U.S. aftermarket team. His diverse background and experience will play a key role in our aftermarket growth strategy,” said John Kinnick, executive vice president U.S. aftermarket.McTeer brings more than 25 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket, having worked at O’Reilly Auto Parts, AutoZone, Factory Motor Parts and Federal-Mogul Motorparts.“I am delighted with my new role at Dayco and to work for a company that is renowned for its customer commitment.  My new role affords a great opportunity to contribute to an already talented Dayco team that is keenly focused on creating additional value for our aftermarket customers,” said McTeer, director of business strategy.McTeer earned his bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.last_img read more

first_imgPort Metro Vancouver has submitted an Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed new container terminal at Roberts Bank in Delta, British Columbia, on Canada’s west coast.The Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project is a proposed new three-berth container terminal which would provide 2.4 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of container capacity.Subject to environmental permits and approvals and a final investment decision, construction could begin in 2018 and would take approximately five-and-a-half years to complete.Forecasts show demand for goods shipped in containers is growing, and it is expected container terminals on British Columbia’s coast will be at capacity by the early 2020s.Roberts Bank Terminal 2, along with expansion of the Port of Prince Rupert and other container terminals in Vancouver, will provide much needed space for this growth, according to Port Metro Vancouver.”The region is running out of room to manage growing Canadian trade with Asia,” said Robin Silvester, President and Chief Executive Officer of Port Metro Vancouver. ”The Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project will ensure demand can be met while providing important economic benefits to B.C. and Canada. We look forward to the upcoming review of our environmental assessment by an independent panel.”last_img read more

first_imgFugro will be undertaking a survey for unexploded ordnance (UXO) on behalf of Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL), across its wind farm development zone.The UXO survey is scheduled to start during an appropriate weather window following September 1, 2016, and will continue over a planned minimum period of 8 weeks, weather permitting.Fugro will carry out the survey with three different vessels: MV Fugro Helmert, MV Fugro Frontier and MV Fugro Meridian.The vessels may not begin their activities at the same time but will likely operate simultaneously at times on the site over the survey duration.The purpose of this survey is to carry out an investigation and removal of UXO ahead of the construction works at the site, including full high resolution UXO survey at the locations of all proposed wind turbine generator (WTG) and offshore transformer modules (OTMs), jack-up stand-off locations and along the inter array cable corridors in order to confirm that each site is free from potential UXO or other items that may pose a hazard to installation operations.The routes of the inter array cables may subsequently be altered, where possible, to avoid the UXO, or the UXO will be removed if no alternate route is available. The UXO survey will involve the coverage of dedicated survey lines by the vessels with a full suite of geophysical survey systems (Multi beam Echo Sounder, Side Scan Sonar and Magnetometer) mounted on the vessel or towed from the stern of the vessel.The vessels will be working 24 hour operations and will display appropriate day shapes and lights during reduced visibility and night operations, BOWL sad in notice to mariners on Monday.last_img read more

first_imgAcross a number of key trade routes between Asia, Europe and the Americas, the two carriers will deploy and jointly represent a fleet of 26 multipurpose heavy lift vessels and provide tailor-made tramp and project solutions to industry sectors.The combined fleet of owned and chartered-in tonnage features seven modern classes of multipurpose heavy lift vessels, ranging from 12,000 dwt to 31,000 dwt.The fleet of 26 vessels will consist of a combination of A-Class, S-Class, T-Class and G-Class ships from AAL’s fleet, with lifting capacities ranging from 120 to 700 tonnes; as well as F-Class, M-Class and C-Class vessels from Peter Döhle’s fleet, with lifting capacities ranging from 120 to 480 tonnes.Peter Döhle told HLPFI that the vessels being deployed are ex-Beluga ships.”Both fleets of multipurpose heavy lift vessels perfectly complement each other and our proposed fleet mix of seven classes of large and small tonnage will deliver highly flexible, sustainable and efficient benefits for our customers and their projects,” said Peter Döhle ceo Chistoph Döhle.The companies will share operational responsibilities, with AAL handling operations east of the Suez Canal and in the Americas, while Peter Döhle oversees activity in Europe and Africa.”With offices and staff located in strategic positions along key global trades, we will not only provide a seamless overall network…but also a local and time zone friendly service,” added Peter Döhle’s general manager John Jensen.AAL and Peter Döhle stressed that they will remain independent of each other, with separate ownership, operations and identities.Namir Khanbabi, managing director of AAL’s tramp and projects division, concluded: “In a market where competition has been consolidated into larger operating entities, we and our customers stand to benefit immensely from economies of scale, a far greater reach within the market place and no risk of losing individual customer focus.”  www.aalshipping.comwww.doehle.delast_img read more

first_imgA national firm has unveiled a legal services franchise scheme for solicitors looking to set up on their own. Cartwright King says recruits will work under the firm’s brand name but have the freedom to work in any sector or location they wish.Franchisees will pay an annual subscription and a percentage of fees earned, but will have access to back-office functions including IT, a case management system and PII insurance.The idea of a franchise scheme has already been established by QualitySolicitors, but that involves existing law firms signing up to work under one banner.Virtual firms, such as London-based Keystone Law, give support to individuals who are seeking to run their own business with the backing of a larger entity.Cartwright King says it can offer the added benefit of bringing new recruits into an existing firm, with colleagues, internal referrals, networking and social events.Chief executive Rupert Hawke (pictured) said the firm sees this type of arrangement as the future of the legal profession. ‘We understand that an increasing amount of individuals want to work for themselves, achieving a better work life balance as well as receiving the other benefits that come from being your own boss, including the opportunity for increased income,’ said Hawke.‘Our franchise scheme enables all this, without the financial and regulatory barriers that come with setting up your own practice. We are determined to help the legal industry move into the 21st century.’Cartwright King claims to offer ‘substantially’ lower set-up fees than previous models, although it is not made clear how much those fees will be.Standard fees payable will be ‘negotiable, low, fixed-rate monthly or annual,’ while the percentage deducted from incoming fees is described as ‘low’.Applicants can be from across the country and from any area of private practice, including immigration, employment and wills and probate.Franchisees can work from home via a cloud system, work in one of the 19 Cartwright King offices or set up a new location.Applicants will undergo an initial assessment, which will review level of experience, ethics, ethos and record with the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The firm says the first accepted franchisee is ‘imminent’.last_img read more

first_imgJames MunbySource: The TimesMunby has long advocated the reform. He said: ‘As can readily be appreciated, such cross-examination lends itself to abuse, not least the abuse that the court has to stand by, effectively powerless, while the abuse continues in court and, indeed, as part of the court process.’The Prisons and Courts bill fell victim to the general election last year.Munby quoted from a ‘damning’ judgment handed down in 2017 by Mr Justice Hayden, who described the inability of a judge to prevent a victim from being cross-examined by their alleged perpetrator as ‘a stain on the reputation of our family justice system’. Munby said the case for reforming this ‘stain’ was overwhelming. ‘There is only one possible argument: it is the right thing to do. So why not do it? Or is the time no longer ripe?’ he concluded.Munby, in a lengthy speech, criticised the government for failing to act on the Law Commission’s recommendation to reform the law in relation to cohabitants’ rights. He also called for the ‘absurdly over-detailed and over-long rules and practice directions’ which govern family court processes, to be revamped. He said: ‘The rules, which are surprisingly rarely consulted by lawyers, and are incomprehensible to lay people, are simply not fit for purpose. Even drastic pruning will not suffice; we have to throw them away and start again.’ The president of the family division has criticised the government for ‘remaining unwilling or unable’ to say when it will reintroduce legislation to prevent alleged perpetrators of domestic abuse from cross-examining alleged victims in court.Sir James Munby, who retires this summer, told law students in Edinburgh this week that he was pleased when clauses effecting this were included in last year’s Prisons and Courts Bill. Munby pointed out that, over a decade ago, a judge in the family division highlighted the fact that judges in family cases lack the power to prevent a practice that is forbidden in criminal cases.last_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Dumfries & Galloway Blood Bikes, a Charity set up to transport life saving samples and medical supplies between hospitals in the region, has been nominated for a Community Award of £25,000.The Charity, which provides a free out of hours service to the NHS are making a difference to the care and wellbeing of patients across Dumfries and Galloway, also ensuring the limited resources of the NHS can be more effectively utilised. As a result of this service, patients often receive their diagnosis and subsequent treatment many hours earlier. Most importantly, they are helping to save lives.The Community Award of £25,000 would enable the purchase of 2 new motorcycles (one for each side of the region) allowing the Charity to expand their service, covering one of Scotland’s largest regions utilising more volunteers and therefore ultimately helping to save more lives. If successful, the Charity would also be able to assist with Advanced Rider Training when recruiting new volunteers.The Award, set up by an organisation called ‘One Family Foundation’ has been designed to improve something that matters to people in their local area. The projects with the most votes will win the Award.The Charity is asking everyone to vote as this will really make a difference to people’s lives in Dumfries and Galloway. Voting closes on the 4th November 2015.To place your vote, please visit: more information about Dumfries & Galloway Blood Bikes, visit or you can find them on Facebook at read more

first_imgSen. Oscar Braynon II named Florida Senate Minority Leader Miami Gardens native Oscar Braynon II, 39, an African American Senator in the Florida Legislature was elevated to minority leader of the Democratic Party in the 2016-18 sittings  of the Florida Senate on Monday. With his appointment Braynon leads the 15 Democratic senators, including 11 newly elected, in the Florida Senate.Referring to his appointment, Braynon said, “I’m happy to be taking on the role. There’s a lot of potential in the Florida Senate.” He served notice that as the leader of the Democrats he’ll be striving for increasing Florida’s minimum wage, environmental protection, equal pay for women, affordable healthcare for more residents and improvement in public education.Braynon was first elected to the Florida Senate in 2011 in a special election to succeed former Senator and current US Congresswoman Frederica Wilson in Florida Senate District 35 which includes sections of Broward County and Miami-Dade including Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Opa-locka, and Miami Gardens.His career as an elected official began in 2003 when he was elected to the Miami Gardens City Council at age 25. Five years later in 2008 he was elected to the Florida House. He was reelected to the Florida Senate without opposition this year, following the completion of his first term.Braynon was nominated as minority senate leader by Senator Jeff Clements of Lake Worth. The nomination was seconded by Senator Perry Thurston Jr. of Lauderhill, who spoke very highly of Braynon saying, “He has the vision to lead the state of Florida.”last_img read more