Dogs Lifting Spirits In Los Alamos: Meet Bridger And Jade

first_imgJade, forefront, and Bridger are staring at their owners, wondering ‘Why are you home all day and when is our next walk?’ Bridger and Jade are members of the Witt family on Barranca Mesa and spend much of their time lifting spirits around Los Alamos. Photo by Monica Wittlast_img

LTV Dedication Honors Bill Fleming

first_imgLTV Public Access Station is inviting everyone to its year-end celebration and the formal dedication of Studio II to the memory of Bill Fleming. Fleming was an intrepid supporter of LTV and hosted LTV’s longest-running show, “The East End Show.” The celebration will be on Thursday, November 29 at the LTV Studio on 75 Industrial Road.The event will run from 5:30 to 8 PM, with the formal dedication being given by Assemblyman Fred Thiele at 6:15 PM. Music will be performed by Ludmilla Brazil while LTV’s food show producers and Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits serve from their wide menus. For further information, visit www.ltveh.org. Sharelast_img

Hamptons Doc Fest Opens On ‘Beloved’ Author

first_imgToni Morrison from “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” a Magnolia Pictures release. Independent/Timothy Greenfield-Sanders/Courtesy Magnolia Pictures.The 12th annual Hamptons Doc Fest will open its fall season with the documentary “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Sunday, September 22, at 5 PM.The film follows the life and works of the legendary African American author and winner of Pulitzer and Nobel prizes, who passed away on August 5. It shows her journey from childhood in the steel town of Lorain, OH, through her education at Howard University, marriage and motherhood, editing life at Random House, the publication of novels “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula,” “Song of Solomon,” and “Beloved,” and teaching at Princeton University. A post-film Q&A will be held with the film’s director and producer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Sanders was a friend of Morrison’s for 38 years.“The Morrison film seemed a perfect way to begin our fall season and pay tribute to her life,” said Hamptons Doc Fest founder and executive director Jacqui Lofaro. “Toni Morrison’s voice was raw, beautiful, and eloquently honest. Her authentic words jolted us out of complacency, starting with her earliest work, ‘The Bluest Eye.’ This documentary of her life, made by longtime friend Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, brings her back to us in wonderful ways. Morrison was, and remains, a natural treasure of American literature.” Tickets to see the film are on sale for $20 at both www.hamptonsdocfest.com and www.baystreet.org. jessica@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

Increases for Airgas’ full year earnings

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iContainers: New Alliances Unlikely to Raise NAFTA Ocean Freight Competitiveness

first_imgNew shipping alliances that came into effect a month ago are unlikely to increase ocean freight competitiveness between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, freight forwarder iContainers said. According to data released by the US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the dollar value of US-NAFTA goods shipped by vessels in 2016 fell 20% year-on-year.USD 1.069 trillion worth of freight goods were transported between the US and its NAFTA partners in 2016. Trucks were responsible for the majority of this, moving 65.5% of the cargo. This is followed by rail with 15.5%, vessels in third place with 5.5%, pipeline with 4.6%, and air with 3.9%.“The new shipping alliances are unlikely to increase the US-NAFTA ocean freight competitiveness as this is not a trade that will hold a lot of focus for them,” Klaus Lysdal, Vice President of Sales and Operations at iContainers, commented.“There’s hardly any ocean freight between the US and Canada and it will probably stay this way. Ocean freight competitiveness to and from Mexico is also unlikely to increase,” Lysdal added.Vessels carried just 3.3% and 7.7% of the total freight flow to Canada and Mexico respectively. In comparison, trucks handled 60.1% of freight movement to Canada and 71.0% to Mexico, according to the US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation of Statistics.However, there are still benefits for transporting goods via ocean freight. Unlike other modes of transportation, it’s able to carry out mass shipments of products at a much lower cost. Additionally, ocean freight is currently the least polluting mode of transport.According to iContainers, an improvement in operational efficiencies of the shipping sector could lead to an increase in ocean freight movements.“Improving ocean freight competitiveness will be fundamentally down to simplifying operational processes. Shippers may not be able to perceive the change that’s currently taking place in the industry. But with emergence of new technologies, this could very well evolve into an unstoppable trend aimed at improving import and export efficiencies,” Lysdal explained.last_img read more

New Construction Act: Got a pen and paper handy?

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe now for unlimited access 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 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 Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

Farewell to the Code for Sustainable Homes

first_imgStay 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 To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY 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 communitylast_img read more

First blade made at Green Port Hull

first_imgSince 2014, GBP310 million (USD393 million) has been invested into the Green Port Hull site at Alexandra Dock, with Associated British Ports (ABP) – operator of the Port of Hull – contributing GBP150 million (USD190 million) towards developing the area into a hub for offshore wind manufacturing, assembly and logistics.”The first turbine blade which we have seen manufactured at Siemens’ factory at Alexandra Dock is the symbol of two years of hard work and investment by Siemens, ABP and Hull City Council,” said ABP’s Humber director, Simon Bird.The wind power factory at Alexandra Dock is intended to manufacture turbine blades for Siemens 7 MW and next-generation 8 MW turbines. They will be among the first supplied to Dong Energy for the Race Bank wind farm off the east coast of the UK.The site is still being developed, with construction of a new harbour for pre-assembly and load out of wind turbine components continuing into 2017. www.abports.co.uk www.siemens.comlast_img read more

The US Navy just confirmed these UFO videos are the real deal

first_img Recommended Author: Scottie Andrew, CNNWriter:WINK News The US Navy has finally acknowledged footage purported to show UFOs hurtling through the air. And while officials said they don’t know what the objects are, they’re not indulging any hints either.The objects seen in three clips of declassified military footage are “unidentified aerial phenomena,” Navy spokesperson Joe Gradisher confirmed to CNN.The clips, released between December 2017 and March 2018 by To The Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences, appear to show fast-moving, oblong objects captured by advanced infrared sensors.In footage from 2004, sensors lock on a target as it flies before it accelerates out of the left side of the frame, too quickly for the sensors to relocate it.Two of the videos, both from 2015, contain audio from US fighter pilots attempting to make sense of what they’re seeing.“It’s a f****g drone, bro,” a pilot says to his colleague in the first clip.“My gosh! They’re all going against the wind.”“Look at that thing, dude!”Gradisher said the Navy’s transparency about unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAP, is largely done to encourage trainees to report “incursions” they spot in the airfield, which threaten pilots’ safety.“This is all about frequent incursions into our training ranges by UAPs,” he said. “Those incursions present a safety hazard to the safe flight of our aviators and the security of our operations.”The public clips capture just a fraction of the frequent incursions Navy training ranges see, he said.“For many years, our aviators didn’t report these incursions because of the stigma attached to previous terminology and theories about what may or may not be in those videos,” he said.The only way to find out what those UAP are, he said, is to encourage trainees to report them when they see them. (CNN) The US Navy just confirmed these UFO videos are the real deal Published: September 18, 2019 1:59 PM EDT center_img Two airline pilots report seeing UFO while flying over Arizona Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARElast_img read more

SRA’s assurances on enforcement under fire from super-regulator

first_imgThe Solicitors Regulation Authority must focus more on performance and legal services consumers than on the theory of policy, an assessment by the Legal Services Board has found. The super-regulator said the SRA had achieved much since it was formed in 2007, but had yet to fully meet its own set standards. It is particularly critical of the SRA’s assurance that enforcement ‘is well established and effective’. In a report published today on the SRA’s self assessment of its performance, LSB chairman David Edmonds (pictured) said the SRA should be ‘proud’ of the progress made so far, but more needs to be done. ‘Our conclusion – which we will be discussing with the SRA – is that it needs to focus its efforts not only on the development of policy and procedures, but also, and rather more sharply, on performance and the opportunities and risks in the market place,’ he said. ‘The SRA has done more than the other regulators to meet the challenges set by the introduction of the Legal Services Act. ‘We believe the SRA has gathered the building blocks to create a legal services regulatory framework that has the potential to meet the standards required, but there is a lot of construction to do.’ The report criticises ‘significant delays’ in the authorisation of alternative business structures, with IT delays having a negative effect on risk identification and supervision. On outcomes-focused regulation, the LSB report says the new handbook continues to include a large number of rules ‘without clear evidence to justify the restrictions they impose and thus their retention’. It adds that some outcomes and rules were ‘unhelpfully elaborated in detail’. The report says anecdotal evidence suggested a pattern of prosecution for trivial infringements, when early intervention would have been more proportionate. It says the SRA’s verdict on its enforcement activity is the ‘weakest of the self-assessment. This is because it did not contain the levels of self-reflection and detail present in the other sections. Much of the evidence provided was simply links to documents on the SRA’s website. ‘These documents, although relevant, did not provide evidence as to how the SRA is assuring itself that it is delivering the required indicators and delivering an effective enforcement process. A number of statements did not have evidence to support them. It is also not clear how the enforcement work links with the other sections of the SRA and whether those links are effective.’ In a response, the SRA stated that 2013 will be a time for embedding new approaches and improving delivery after significant reform last year. SRA chair Charles Plant added: ‘We disagree with some of the detailed conclusions reached by the LSB in its report, particularly in relation to our enforcement activity. ‘We will be discussing these with the LSB, and our concern that the LSB’s approach is sometimes too narrowly focused on certain regulatory objectives without proper regard for the wider picture, or to the respective roles of the LSB and the frontline regulators.’last_img read more