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NMMNHS Celebrates Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31

first_imgRed Ribbon Week raises awareness of drug use and the problems related to drugs in our community. (History of Red Ribbon Week) Red ribbons were first worn in 1985 after a drug enforcement special agent, Enrique S. “Kiki” Camarena was killed by drug traffickers. Shortly after his death citizens began wearing red ribbons to commemorate and remember him. In 1988, the first official Red Ribbon Week celebration was created by the National Family Partnership. National Family Partnership continues to coordinate the campaign for families, schools, and communities across the nation. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will also hold a lecture from 31 year veteran and retired D.E.A agent, Mike Vigil. The lecture titled” Experiences in Fighting Drug Trafficking and Terrorism” will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Oct. 24 at the Museum. Vigil is one of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s most decorated agents and a renowned international expert on drug trafficking. The cost is $8 for the public, $7 for museum members and $5 for students. Visit nmnaturalhistory.org to buy tickets to the lecture. The Museum is inviting children of all ages to draw or write a message about the dangers of drug use. Children can also create an ofrenda (memorial display) for family members whose lives have been lost due to substance abuse. The children can work on the ofrendas at the Museum any day during Red Ribbon Week, which runs Oct. 23-31.  ALBUQUERQUE ― The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science invites the community to take a visible stand against drugs by celebrating Red Ribbon Week. “The Museum is grateful to the “Lost Talent” families for the personal experiences they are sharing that are so educational, particularly for young people. And we are discovering that the families themselves find sharing their memories to be a healing experience,” said Margie Mario, executive director of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.center_img There is no cost to participate in this community project. The final work will be put on display in the atrium of the Museum Nov. 1-3. The public is invited to attend the Free First Sunday of the month Nov. 3 to view the written messages, art and ofrendas. The Museum will supply all materials for the project. NMMNHS News: The Museum’s exhibit Drugs: Costs and Consequences (opening the eyes to the damage that drugs cause) will remain open till Dec. 8, 2019. The exhibit is included with Museum admission. Visit getsmartaboutdrugs.com for more information about Red Ribbon Week. For more details about Museum events visit nmnaturalhistory.org.last_img read more

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Law firm close to Spinningfields prelet

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Gas Safe Consultants – Leading the market to gas safety

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New sampling conditioning unit from E Instruments

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All Ready for Maroochydore Beach Renourishment

first_imgAs part of its ongoing renourishment program, Maroochydore Beach will receive a significant amount of new sand very soon, according to Andrew Ryan, Executive Director – Infrastructure Services at Sunshine Coast Regional Council.Beginning from February 15, the Sunshine Coast Council will pump more than 20,000 cubic meters of sand onto the Maroochydore beaches.“The key purpose of the dredging is to create and maintain an erosion buffer to protect a number of significant assets immediately next to Maroochydore Beach from storm erosion and allow the shoreline to respond to natural erosion events,” Mr Ryan said.“Local residents and the many visitors to the area may have noticed pipelines and dredging machinery mobilized along Maroochydore Beach, Cotton Tree sand spit and the boat ramp at Norjoor Rd in preparation for works to start next week.Council has ensured that all works are in accordance with both Federal and State Government environmental permits which includes the requirement to close to the public the sand spit at Mudjimba North Shore to minimize disturbance to shorebirds for the short duration of these works.Dredging works are expected to be completed by March 4, weather permitting.[mappress mapid=”21955″]last_img read more

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Fairmount tows Congo rig

first_imgThe Falcon 100 drilling rig, owned by US based Transocean measures 79 m long and 66 m wide, was towed 3,400 miles (5471.8 km) by the vessel Fairmount Glacier. Fairmount Glacier was mobilised from Trinidad and towed Falcon 100 from its drilling location in Macai, Brazil to offshore Rio de Janeiro. Fairmount Glacier then assisted the rig with anchor handling activities and loading of equipment. Fairmount Glacier also helped with the installation of a new bridle – the connection between the rig and towing line – before towing Falcon 100 across the South Atlantic Ocean.Upon arrival in Pointe-Noire, Fairmount Glacier helped keep the rig in position during the deployment of her anchors. Fairmount Glacier also discharged equipment from Falcon 100 into the port of Pointe Noire. www.fairmount.nlwww.deepwater.comlast_img read more

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Dentons ordered to disclose documents relating to ex-client’s alleged fraud

first_imgInternational firm Dentons has been ordered to disclose documents about a client accused of running a fraudulent investment scheme after the High Court found that letters sent by the law firm fell outside the normal lawyer/client relationship and the scheme itself bore ‘classic hallmarks’ of fraud. The documents would otherwise have been legally privileged.Lee Victor Addlesee and others v Dentons Europe LLP concerns an allegedly fraudulent scheme which invited ‘everyday folk’ to invest in gold dust. The scheme was run by Anabus – then a Dentons client – and was marketed as ‘essentially risk free’. In a document called ‘Your Questions Answered’, the company said that ‘£25k should become £100k within 4-5 months’.The claimants – some 240 investors – said they collectively lost €6.5m in the scheme and alleged that Dentons ‘recklessly and/or negligently enabled the scheme, and induced many of the individual claimants to invest by affording the scheme apparent respectability by endorsing it as Anabus’ legal adviser.’ Master Clark was asked to decide whether the fraud exception to privilege applied to the files held by Dentons for its former client. Dentons stated its position was neutral.In her judgment, Clark said: ‘I am satisfied…that the claimants have shown a strong prima facie case that the scheme was fraudulent. Indeed, I consider that they have shown a very strong and compelling case.’ She added that the scheme bore the ‘classic hallmarks’ of fraud such as the promise of impossibly high returns and reliance on exotic investments.Clark also found that in 2010 Dentons sent letters ‘to encourage, directly or indirectly…investment in the scheme’ by ‘providing reassurance that Anabus had a valid contract to purchase gold dust’.‘This is a purpose which falls outside the normal lawyer/client relationship. I am satisfied that the claimants have a strong prima facie case (and again a very strong and compelling case) that the defendant was instructed for the purpose of furthering the scheme,’ she said.Clark concluded that the fraud exception applies to documents held by Dentons for Anabus which would otherwise be privileged.Dentons told the Gazette it will provide the documentation as requested by the court.last_img read more

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Euro-Interlocking starts Project 2

first_imgA CORE TEAM of signal engineers assembled in Zürich on January 17 charged with drafting common railway requirements for standardised interlockings. This is the second of five projects that should see life cycle costs reduced significantly by 2005 through the standardisation of interfaces and functionality. This in turn is expected to open up the procurement of signalling equipment within Europe, which is currently constrained by differing national standards.The Euro-Interlocking project was launched by the UIC on January 1 1999. Project 1 (preparation) has been completed, and finance from the 15 participating railways secured last November has allowed Project 2 to proceed. The Core Team should complete its task by the end of this year, liaising with signalling suppliers and national rail safety bodies. Project 3, system development by industry, is scheduled to begin in January 2001.last_img read more

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Lorraine Takes On Dumfries Ambassador Role

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInThere will be a new presence on the streets of Dumfries from this week as Dumfries and Galloway Council and The Peoples’ Project launch a new jointly funded post of “Town Centre Ambassador”.The idea for the venture was brought to Council Leader Ronnie Nicholson by Mark Jardine of the Peoples’ Project earlier in the year.Mark explains the background:“I had been very impressed by the condition of town centres in a number of countries I’d visited, and a common factor seemed to be that there were identifiable officers who acted as the municipal presence on the streets. I thought it an ideal opportunity for the Peoples’ Project to work hand in hand with the Council on resourcing and managing such a post.”Chair of the Council’s Communities Committee Tom McAughtrie says that, like Ronnie Nicholson, he was very keen to explore Mark’s idea;“The ethos behind the way our staff will deliver services for the future is very much about engagement with local community groups. We were very keen to take this opportunity to put more concentration on having a permanent officer presence in the town centre, and officers have worked with Mark to develop the role for the Town Centre Ambassador.”The Ambassador post will be responsible for providing an information and welcome service to visitors to the town, supervision of town centre street cleaning and grounds maintenance activities to ensure a high quality of work and will respond quickly to issues. The Ambassador will also be liaising with local businesses on environmental and other issues as well as monitoring and enforcing public compliance with environmental legislation.Lorraine Wilson, who was a Community Safety Officer, has been appointed to the role and is looking forward to working with Council teams, the Peoples’ Project and other voluntary organisations, as well as with commercial businesses to enhance the welcome that Dumfries provides to visitors and locals alike.Lorraine said;“It’s in all our interests to ensure that the centre of Dumfries presents a welcoming face to everyone, my role is to provide oversight of the Council’s maintenance of our open space, and to make sure that we remove litter and any other material which detracts from its appearance as quickly as possible.I’m also going to provide a visible presence on-street for visitors to seek information and to provide advice to businesses in the town. I’ll be based in the Midsteeple but the intention is that I’ll generally be more often seen out and about so that I’m keeping tabs on things as they happen, and making sure that I listen to peoples’ views all over the town centre.”Mark Jardine added;“This is an exciting project for the people of Dumfries and I hope that the public will embrace it, but also give Lorraine time to make a difference. Rome wasn’t built in a day, as the saying goes, and neither was Dumfries, but by working together and listening to positive ideas from the public we can better support a community that we can all be proud of.”Picture of Lorraine with Councillors, and People’s Project Lead Mark Jardine attachedlast_img read more

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Teledyne to Feature Ka-Band SSPA & BUC at Satellite 2016

first_imgTeledyne Microwave Solutions (TMS) has announced that it will be unveiling a new GaN-based Ka-band SSPA at Satellite 2016. The SSPA’s deliver unsurpassed linear power levels when combined with the Teledyne Dual Band BUC with an integrated IF linearizer.The hermetically sealed GaN Ka-band SSPA produces more than 41 dBm linear power by itself over the complete 29 to 31 GHz bandwidth and full operating temperature range. When coupled with Teledyne’s Ka Dual Band Block Upconverter (BUC) and its integrated IF linearizer, the SSPA linear power level increases to >42dBm. This product will be available for delivery in spring of 2016. The combined SSPA / BUC / Linearizer offering is particularly valuable in airborne and any other communication link application where size, weight, and power are critical factors.The total weight of the 29-31GHz Ka SSPA is a maximum 2.0 lbs, and size is 6.6” long x 3.7” wide x 1.0” high. It has an integrated waveguide dual directional coupler at the output. The forward coupler detects and reports output power and provides an RF feedback signal to the adaptive IF linearizer when used with the dual band BUC. The unit also includes a hard wired, TTL controlled pin for disabling the unit should the communication link to the RS-422 interface fail.The Dual Band BUC with integrated IF linearizer is designed to produce 29 to 30 GHz or 30 to 31 GHz from a 1-2 GHz IF band, and the bands are selected with an RS-422 command. The total weight is a maximum 1.5 lbs and the size is 6.0” long x 4.0” wide x 1.0” high. It has a wide operating voltage of +20.5V to +31.5V.last_img read more