Chart 25: COVID-19 Daily Cases By County In New Mexico

first_imgStatewide counts. Shown are the cumulative numbers of tests, diagnoses, and deaths in New Mexico. Also shown is the number of active hospitalizations. Created by Eli Ben-Naim Diagnoses per 10,000 residents, by county. The overall statewide rate is 4.7 diagnoses per 10,000 residents. Created by Eli Ben-Naimlast_img

LAPS Foundation Recognizes Scholarship Winners And ‘Educators Of Distinction’

first_imgEmily Holmes chooses Margo Batha as her Educator of Distinction. Courtesy/LAPS Foundation LAPS Foundation News: The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation awarded scholarships to 11 outstanding students in the class of 2020 for their demonstrated service contributions to the students and community of the Los Alamos Public Schools. Each student received a scholarship and was asked to write an essay about an Educator of Distinction – someone who has had a positive impact on the student during their time in the Los Alamos Public Schools. The students found a creative way to say thank you to their educators of distinction instead of being in a photograph together this year due to social distancing requirements. Congratulations to the following 11 students and educators: Isaac Ronning is the son of Nicole and Filip Ronning. A future bioengineering major, Ronning was selected among this already impressive group of students as the most meritorious recipient and he was awarded with the Rynd Award. This award is made possible by a large bequest left to the Foundation by Ed and Betty Rynd, a couple with a passion for community service and our schools. Ronning chose Mick Matusak as his Educator of Distinction. About Matusak he wrote, “It was his class that made me realize what field I wanted to major in, and his constant upbeat outlook on life is thrilling to be around. He is always ready to help anyone and everyone, and knows how to push people to be the best they can.”Amaya Coblentz is the daughter of Kristine and David Coblentz. She will attend Western Washington University where she will major in biology. Coblentz selected Jenny Diesburg-Lathrop as her Educator of Distinction. In her essay she wrote this about Ms. D-L, “I believe she is a master teacher. She demonstrates a commitment to her students and to education through her kindness, support, and the way she challenges students. I discovered my love for reading during her class. . . When I think back on the most influential part of my elementary education, I think of Ms. Diesburg-Lathrop, tea in hand, surrounded by books, someone who saw the potential in me.”Sarah Crotzer is the daughter of Laura and Ronald Crotzer. She will attend New Mexico Tech in the fall where she will major in biomedical sciences. Crotzer chose Naomi Unger as her Educator of Distinction. Crotzer wrote, “As my seventh grade science teacher, she was the first person to inspire me to pursue a STEM degree in a specific field. . . Ms. Unger incorporated challenging yet engaging assignments and fun lessons into the curriculum, and always spoke about the real-world applications and importance of the material we were learning.” Emily Holmes is the daughter of Nancy and Richard Holmes. She plans to study anthropology at the University of California Berkeley. Holmes chose Margo Batha as her Educator of Distinction. She wrote, “Mrs. Batha has challenged me to commit to the things that matter, not limiting me but helping me see the freedom in pursuing what I truly care about instead of what I feel pressured to do. I can truly say that she has changed the way I view the world around me for the better and I am glad that she has helped me become a better student, citizen, and human being.” Vaclav Budzileni-Maldonado the son of Jorge Maldonado and Joanie Budzileni, plans to study health services/medicine at University of New Mexico. Vaclav chose Jonathan Lathrop as his Educator of Distinction. He wrote in his essay, “He helped me find something inside of me that I was not aware of. I can’t know for certain what it would be like had I never met him, but I know had he not been with me along the way I would not be on the path that I am now of service that drives me to become a nurse. This is why I feel that to a certain extent I owe Mr. Lathrop for helping me become who I am now.” Carlos Chacon Cuesta is the son of Luis Chacon and Isabel Cuesta. He will attend Barrett, the Honors College, at Arizona State University where he will major in engineering with a focus in robotics. Chacon Cuesta chose Don Davis as his Educator of Distinction. Carlos wrote, “Mr. Davis has been the teacher who has impacted me the most because if it were not for him, I would not have found robotics as interesting as I do now, and I would not be majoring in mechanical engineering.” Joslyn Martinez is the daughter of Santiago and Anna Martinez. She will attend New Mexico State University in the fall where she plans to major in biomedical sciences. She nominated Robyn Ladino as her Educator of Distinction.  She said, “Robyn Ladino is a high school teacher that has changed me as an individual through her motivation and inspiration. The quality I love most about Mrs. Ladino is her heart. She always treats each one of her students with the same attentiveness, kindness, and care.”Nathan McCabe is the son of Rodney and Kirsten McCabe.  He plans to major in the performing arts at University of New Mexico with a minor in environmental sciences.  Nathan chose Stephanie Meyer as his Educator of Distinction.  He wrote, “Science can be hard to learn for many students, including me, but Mrs. Meyer allows students to learn in the most productive way possible for each person.  For me, learning science through storytelling made it understandable and fun.  Allowing me to learn in a way that excited me provided a great opportunity to learn as well as incorporate my love for the performing arts in science class.”Maddie Ovaska is the daughter of Lynn and Eric Ovaska. She will attend Barrett, the Honors College, at Arizona State University in the fall as a pre-med major. Ovaska named Donna Schaefer, her 4th grade teacher at Mountain Elementary School, as her Educator of Distinction. In her essay she wrote, “Ms. Schaefer’s hands-on class opened my eyes to the possibilities of expanding my curious nature of learning. . . She always encouraged me to think outside of the box and to try my best.”Roshan Prasad is the son of Lakshman and Gauri Prasad. He will study aerospace engineering at Texas A&M University. Roshan chose Natasha Barkhudarova, his ballroom dance teacher, as his Educator of Distinction. He wrote, “She taught me that everyone learns differently and it is important to accommodate that. She taught me how to have the motivation to give up your personal time to help others accomplish their goals and made me a real leader. Ms. Natasha has had the most impact on me and has transformed me into a confident, poised, caring leader (who can dance too).”Sonya Svyatskaya is the daughter of Natalia Sherman and Daniil Svyatsky. She plans to major in human biology at University of California San Diego. She chose to write about her teacher Allison Renner as her Educator of Distinction. “Mrs. Renner was the first teacher that taught me it was okay to fail.  She was the first teacher that taught me it was better to fail, get up try again, learn more, rather than simply get it.  If anyone prepared me for college and for life, it’s Renner.”About LAPS FoundationThe Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization that helps the local community provide an extraordinary education for Los Alamos students. Los Alamos has given well over $1 million to fund opportunities students and teachers would not have otherwise. To learn more about LAPS Foundation and how to get involved and/or make a donation, visit or call 505.500.6501. Donations to LAPS Foundation, a 501(C)(3) organization, are tax-deductible. Nathan McCabe chooses Stephanie Meyer as his Educator of Distinction. Courtesy/LAPS Foundation Sarah Crotzer chooses Naomi Unger as her Educator of Distinction. Courtesy/LAPS Foundation Isaac Ronning chooses Mick Matusak as his Educator of Distinction. Courtesy/LAPS Foundation Vaclav Budzileni-Maldonado chooses Jonathan Lathrop as his Educator of Distinction. Courtesy/LAPS Foundation Maddie Ovaska chooses Donna Schaefer as her Educator of Distinction. Courtesy/LAPS Foundation Sonya Svyatskaya chooses Allison Renner as her Educator of Distinction. Courtesy/LAPS Foundation Amaya Coblentz chooses Jenny Diesburg-Lathrop as her Educator of Distinction. Courtesy/LAPS Foundation Roshan Prasad chooses Natasha Barkhudarova as his Educator of Distinction. Courtesy/LAPS Foundation Carlos Chacon Cuesta chooses Don Davis as his Educator of Distinction. Courtesy/LAPS Foundation Joslyn Martinez chooses Robyn Ladino as her Educator of Distinction. Courtesy/LAPS Foundationlast_img read more

Parrish Spring Fling

first_imgOn Saturday, April 13, Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill celebrated its annual “Spring Fling,” a night of food and drink by Elegant Affairs, music by DJ Twilo, a silent auction, and more. Proceeds helped support the museum’s year-round education programs. Sharelast_img

Schottel tidal turbine powers remote Indonesian industrial site

first_imgGreen Forest Product & Tech (GFPT), and its exclusive supplier PT Bintuni Utama Murni Wood Industries (PT BUMWI), have together with the group of international specialists installed SIT 250 tidal turbine at PT BUMWI’s wood chip factory located in West Papua, Indonesia.An international team comprising OceanPixel, Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N), Schottel Hydro from Germany as the provider of the tidal turbine, and marine energy operations specialists Aquatera from Scotland provided the expertise to enable this deployment.Engineers and researchers from ERI@N supported the design work with a number of analyses which helped to confirm that the operating conditions and proposed equipment were compatible, Schottel Hydro informed.The turbine is suspended below a floating barge, while the cable is suspended in the air from driven piles, a method that suited local conditions and resources, according to Schottel Hydro.“This endeavor to introduce marine renewable energy on a logging site plays well with our commitment to sustainable carbon-neutral forest management,” Muljadi Tantra, Deputy Managing Director of GFPT explained.Ralf Starzmann, Sales Director of Schottel Hydro, said: “We are excited to be part of the first grid connected tidal turbine deployment in South East Asian waters. This project is a stepping stone for our industry.”The team devised and executed a number of innovative approaches utilizing local resources whenever possible to enable the completion of the project in 12 months.The initiative was launched by GFPT, and PT BUMWI, with the long-term objective to significantly reduce the dependency on fossil fuel while tapping on the available local natural resources. SIT 250 deployment (Photo: Schottel Hydro & GFPT)last_img read more

Pitch battles

first_imgSubscribe 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 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 To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

Sentences announced in Jasmine case

first_imgIn November 2018, Stephen Emler, then chief financial officer at FH Bertling UK Ltd, and Giuseppe Morreale, former managing director at FH Bertling UK Ltd, pleaded guilty to their parts in a conspiracy to make corrupt payments relating to a freight forwarding contract, as HLPFI reported here.At the sentencing, Emler received an 18-month sentence and a concurrent 12-month sentence for two counts of conspiracy to make corrupt payments in connection with bribery plots to win oil shipping contracts in the North Sea and Africa.Morreale was given a two-year sentence for his role in the North Sea contract conspiracy and a 15-month sentence for his role over corrupt payments linked to the African deal, which will also run concurrently.The judge suspended all the sentences for two years. Neither were found to be responsible for instigating the alleged corruption.Colin Bagwell, former Bertling chief commercial officer and Christopher Lane, who was head of logistics at oil company ConocoPhillips, received suspended sentences of nine months and six months respectively for a separate conspiracy involving overcharging.last_img read more

Don’t slash personal injury jobs

first_img Richard Edwards, E Rex Makin & Co, Liverpool The Law Society Research Unit informs me that 14% of all solicitors practising in England and Wales undertake personal injury work. In the north-west, it rises to 34% and in Merseyside to 40%. The unanimous view of Ministry of Justice proposals to slash fees for dealing with injury claims is that they will lead to substantial redundancies. The public will not, of course, shed a tear for lawyers, but the pain will extend also to support staff. The north-west excels at PI work – and exports its skills throughout the land. This is a vital strand of its knowledge-based economy and the region can ill-afford to suffer looming job cuts. The perverse irony is that the only sure winners from the changes are insurers based in the City, where they are reported to be taking up expensive office space in prestige skyscrapers. I cannot help but think that if jobs in the City faced a commensurate threat the government would be fighting to protect them rather than leading the assault. When one considers that small and medium-sized enterprises are also likely to suffer disproportionately, the generous among us might conclude that the government has not properly thought this one through. That would not be particularly surprising given that the die was seemingly cast after the prime minister’s summit earlier this year, to which only insurers were invited. It must be acknowledged that a minority of lawyers have abused the system by forcing cases to disposal to claim the success fee. These practices have helped bring about conditions ripe for the siren calls of the insurance industry, but they have also been dealt with by LASPO. These additional changes are a step too far and it is time for the government to listen to all sides of the debate.last_img read more

CNW90 July 3, 2020

first_imgToday’s newscast is brought to you by the Florida Department of Health; Coming up in the newscast, Florida records 10,000 COVID-19 cases yesterday, masks now mandatory in Broward and Miami-Dade counties and legendary west indies batsman Sir Everton Weekes has died. In Caribbean Sports News, Legendary West Indies batsman Sir Everton Weekes, the last surviving member of the distinguished Three Ws, died in Barbados on Wednesday following a long illness. The oldest surviving West Indies cricketer and third oldest surviving men’s Test player, Sir Everton passed away at his home at 95 years-old. Celebrated as one of the greatest cricketers of all time, Sir Everton was widely revered and remained a seminal figure in the cricket fraternity up until the time of his death. In Manchester, the West Indies team observed a moment of silence for Sir Everton before their match against England yesterday. With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, July 3 across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m…for CNW 90. In Caribbean News, Guyana has delayed the phased opening of the Cheddi Jagan International airport. The airport was scheduled to reopen its runway on Wednesday to international commercial flights. However, some adjustments have since been made to its reopening plan. The airports, under the current phase will continue to allow limited repatriation flights, outgoing flights, cargo flights and special authorized flights. Phase Two reopening, which is expected to allow additional repatriation and commercial flights, will now commence on August 1. Yesterday, Florida shattered its daily COVID-19 record again, reporting 10,109 new cases as the numbers statewide rose to 169,000. In June, Florida infections rose by 168% or over 95,000 new cases. The percent of tests coming back positive has also skyrocketed to 15% from 4% at the end of May. Only one other state in America has reported more than 10,000 new cases in a single day. Back in April, when New York was desperately grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, the state had set a record for over 12,000 cases of COVID-19 in one day. For more information on these and other stories, visit Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean – American outlet. Now for the news in the detail You’ve been watching CNW90, I’m… To help stop the spread of COVID-19, The Florida Department of Health in Broward County reminds everyone to practice social distancing, wash your hands often with soap and water and cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing. But as the COVID-19 cases continue to rise across all South Florida counties, Broward and Miami-Dade have made the wearing of masks mandatory in public. In a statement, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said the two counties agreed to a “blanket facial coverings” order to avoid overwhelming smaller hospitals. Broward County also issued an emergency order limiting hours for restaurants and food establishments. Specifically, no establishment will be permitted to serve alcohol or food for on-site consumption between the hours of Midnight and 5AM. Take out, delivery, drive-through, or pickup will still be permitted. Miami-Dade had issued a similar order for restaurants, which went into effect on Wednesday.last_img read more

Leading Cabinet Ministers in Bermuda Quit over Breach of COVID-19 Rules

first_img“Their energy and zeal demonstrated a genuine care and concern for the people of Bermuda. I will remain forever grateful for their contributions.” In 2018, Caines attracted media attention in both Bermuda and Britain, after he filmed himself asking female staff at a cafe in London whether “titty milk” was available, which he then posted on a social media site. National Security Minister Wayne Caines and Tourism and Transport Minister Zane DeSilva left the cabinet after they accepted an “invitation to resign” from Premier David Burt. Short video clips making the rounds on social media showed guests dancing in proximity without face masks, including Caines and DeSilva. CMC A frustrated Premier Burt said in a statement “the events of this weekend seen widely on social media did not represent this government’s months of struggle and hard work to keep Bermuda safe. Burt added he was “frustrated and immensely disappointed that this incident has deprived the community of two extremely hard-working and dedicated ministers”. “Every citizen has been forced to make significant changes in how we live, work and socialise; ministers are no different. It is this that I communicated to Ministers DeSilva and Caines.” Burt, who reshuffled the cabinet just last month, said he would replace the two in “the coming days.center_img He said both had worked “tirelessly” during the pandemic to keep the community safe and support economic recovery. Friday night’s party at the Blu Bar and Grill restaurant in Warwick parish was attended by Caines and DeSilva — the only white among the Progressive Labour Party’s 30 parliamentarians — and drew widespread criticism for breaches of COVID-19 health restrictions. “Make no mistake, our commitment is unchanged and each day continues to be devoted to doing the best that we can to create opportunities for Bermudians.” After public criticism, Caines issued an apology, telling reporters here that he was “deeply disappointed” in himself. Earlier, the restaurant issued an apology for a lapse in social distancing filmed at the party and said it would close for two days to train staff in guidelines for protection against the pandemic, which has led to nine deaths among 146 confirmed cases on the island. HAMILTON, Bermuda — Two of Bermuda’s leading cabinet ministers resigned on Monday night after sparking a furore by attending a party at a plush restaurant where coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations were breached. Caines had granted permission 24 hours earlier for more than 50 people to gather at the party, a fundraising dinner for the charity Meals on Wheels.last_img read more

Dominica reviewing Forest-Based Livelihood Programme

first_imgLocalNews Dominica reviewing Forest-Based Livelihood Programme by: Dominica Vibes News – October 23, 2015 267 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharecenter_img Morne Trois Piton ( photo)The Ministry of Agriculture is taking a closer look at Dominica’s forest as a sustainable potential livelihood for those engaged in various forest businesses.Various stakeholders in the forestry businesses gathered the Fisheries Complex in Roseau on Friday 23 October 2015 for a National Stakeholder Consultation in hopes of identifying a potential Forest –Based Livelihood Programme.“There are livelihoods to be derived from forest resources and I understand there are several persons who are doing different things with regards to use of the forest resources,” Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Harold Guiste said.He added that there can be extractive use of forest resources which has to be properly managed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. “The greater part of our work involves the conservation of those resources so that persons who desire to use some of these resources will have it available, but we have to do judicious use of these resources”.Mr Guiste added that Dominica has to look at doing climate smart business with the forest resources that it has considering the “serious damage that was done to our forest post Erika”.“We are now grappling with the situation. One of the greatest uses that we put our forest to is eco-tourism. The natural resource of Dominica is the tourism product and we have had to close down at least seven of the segments of the Waitukubuli National Trail due to significant damages caused by Erika,” Guiste informed.Director of Forestry, Minchinton Burton said the forest business is a very important aspect of Dominica’s economy which is sometimes overlooked.“Particularly following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika where so many people in Petite Savanne has lost their livelihoods, we believe that people can start looking at the forest as a viable industry where they can develop livelihoods and be able to feed themselves and their families”.Meanwhile Regional Forestry Officer for the Caribbean, Claus Martin noted that when the forest is managed and looked at, it can help our lives.“The art is not to take more than the system can sustain, the art is to make this a profitable business, because if it is not profitable no one will engage in it.”Martin stated that the first step in the project is to inform the various stakeholders of what is being done, what are the different initiatives which are being undertaken and whether they are economically beneficial. Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more