LAHS News:Los Alamos High School students sure know how to jingle bell rock around the clock tonight.After a semester filled with hard work and fun, they can’t wait to show everyone our smooth groove from Tango to Waltz, Swing to Cha-cha.Watch them perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 in Duane Smith Auditorium.Free admission! So come on down for Los Alamos High School’s Winter Dance Show!
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The Brazilian built CBO Ipanema, a platform supply vessel (PSV) of the PX105 design from Ulstein, was delivered to CBO on 7 June 2014. She will be operating for Petrobras on an eight-year contract.CBO IpanemaThe ship is the fourth and final in a series of this design built for CBO at Alianca Estaleiros in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro.With the current trend of oil and gas production taking place ever further from land, the demand for large PSVs is increasing.CBO Ipanema complies with the Petrobras 4500 tender for a flexible transportation of bulk and general cargo to installations offshore.She carries product specific tanks, as well as hybrid tanks for dry bulk.The vessel is 88.9 metres long and has a total capacity of 4,500 tonnes.The contract with Ulstein includes the deliveries of design, engineering, main equipment, the automation, bridge (radio, navigation) and communication systems, as well as commissioning.CBO, Companhia Brasileira de Offshore, currently owns a total of six PSVs featuring the characteristic and patented X-BOW®.Designed by Ulstein, four are carrying the large PX105 design, two the smaller PX106 design.[mappress]June 18, 2014
Combine the power of the web and a very grumpy judge and you get cracking reads, as we journalists say. Judge Gledhill QC’s public dressing down of three solicitor-advocates led to solicitors storming the Gazette’s website – the article was by a huge margin the most-read and most-commented-on online piece in the past four weeks, doing more than twice as well as the nearest news story and pulling in thousands of readers. If one includes those reading and commenting on the articles that followed in its wake, the issue has dominated the Gazette’s online readership figures. One of Judge Gledhill’s complaints was that a solicitor-advocate had directly addressed the jury. Obiter wonders if the courts are just getting narked about solicitors wearing wigs in court, which must confuse the heck out of the bench and their learned friends on the floor. Perhaps solicitor-advocates should do even more to get attention in court – they must be tired of being mistaken for the usher – and adopting the horsehair lid is the best way of doing that. But for good or ill, everyone has garnered plenty of attention now.
Off Message is published by Profile Books, priced at £16.99. Obiter lives in hope, and likes to think that all legal aid advisers do too, but it can be important to make a few cursory preparations for disappointment. So in the unlikely event that parliament fails to completely eviscerate the more noxious clauses of the Justice Bill relating to civil legal aid provision, a plan is needed. Inspiration comes from Obiter friend, former MP and lawyer Bob Marshall-Andrews, who has written a feisty memoir about his experience of the last government, Off Message: the complete guide to political humbug. In his chapter on ‘Liberty and Terror’, Bob recalls his successful efforts with Vera Baird, later solicitor general, supported by the Law Society and other right-thinking folk (RTF), to oppose government attempts to remove the right to trial by jury. They were less lucky on other provisions though. ‘As the House adjourned and its members disappeared into the night, Vera Baird, Brian Sedgemore and I drank wearily together in the Pugin Room overlooking the Thames… flattened by anticlimax. ‘The fundamentals of jury trial remained unaltered, but vast tracts of the repressive legislation had been passed. We managed, I think, two bottles of the House of Commons’ best.’ With friend-Bob and Vera back on civvy street, it’s ages since Obiter had a few wines in the Pugin Room. So there it is – Plan B for RTFs all ready. Just in case.
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The US House of Representatives and the US Senate recently released its FY2014 National Defence Authorization Act, in which they both praised the development of the cargo airship technology.The House of Representatives thoughts on the developmental technology included: “The committee is aware that hybrid airship technology has the potential to provide much needed capability for the Department of Defense, particularly with regards to cargo lift and logistics.”The committee encourages the Air Force and Transportation Command to work with industry to more fully develop the capability requirements and mission analysis needed to pursue such an operational prototype.”The US Senate says: “The Pelican program recently demonstrated a limited capability of the underlying technology for controlled variable buoyancy,” adding that “the committee directs US Transportation Command and the Air Force Mobility Command to monitor progress in this area and report to the congressional defense committees no later than 180 days after the enactment of this Act”.Aeros’ ceo, Igor Pasternak, commented: “(We are) very pleased that the United States Congress recognises our developments that have demonstrated innovative buoyancy control capability, and that the Congress is encouraging the Pentagon to work with the industry toward realising an operational vehicle.”On July 12, 2013, HLPFI reported that a scale model of the 250-tonne lifting capacity Aeroscraft – named Dragon Dream – left the its hangar for the first time and is currently completing pre-flight preparations. The Aeroscraft is expected to embark upon its maiden voyage later this summer (http://tinyurl.com/lz24uy4).www.aeroscorp.com
#BringBackOurGirls activist runs for Nigeria’s presidency. Photo/ AP #BringBackOurGirls activist runs for Nigeria’s presidency. Photo/ APThe woman who led the global campaign to free Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists is now running for president, saying she is fighting for “the soul” of Africa’s most populous nation.Oby Ezekwesili is the most prominent woman to seek the presidency in Nigeria, where politics, as in many African nations, have long been dominated by men.A former World Bank vice president, Ezekwesili also co-founded Transparency International, one of the world’s leading organizations against corruption — a widespread problem in oil-rich Nigeria.But she is perhaps most well-known for her vocal work in turning the world’s attention to Boko Haram’s Islamic extremist insurgency and its abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls from the community of Chibok in 2014. The #BringBackOurGirls movement, supported by former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and others, put relentless pressure on Nigeria’s government to free the students.Police broke up some of the campaign’s protests with violence. Finally, after a breakthrough in negotiations — and, reportedly, millions of dollars paid to Boko Haram — scores of the girls were freed last year.President Muhammadu Buhari, who promised to fight both Boko Haram and corruption when he took office in 2015, met with the freed schoolgirls while his government claimed a victory.More than 100 of the Chibok schoolgirls have never returned, however, and a similar mass abduction occurred earlier this year in the community of Dapchi. Almost all of those schoolgirls have been released, but the kidnapping exposed Nigeria’s failure to defeat the extremists despite claims that they have been “crushed.”Now Ezekwesili is challenging the 75-year-old Buhari on his campaign vows, drawing on personal experience on both fronts ahead of the February 2019 election.A major challenge is the attitude toward female candidates in Nigeria, where many say women are fit only for the kitchen.Buhari himself once asserted he had “superior knowledge” over his wife and that she belonged to his kitchen, his living room and the “other room.” He made the comments while standing next to an unimpressed-looking German Chancellor Angela Merkel, one of the world’s most powerful women.The president, however, lacks the energy of the 55-year-old Ezekwesili as he continues to face questions about his health after extended stays abroad for medical treatment.Related What impact has Barack Obama’s presidency had on Africa? Ugandan activist wins “Angel for Africa” award Algeria reinstates two-term limits on presidency
Share 191 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Press releaseThe National Bank of Dominica Ltd (NBD) rewarded five of its customers for using their debit cards at point of sale machines.Vaughn Royer from St. Joseph; Jenner Boston from Portsmouth; Chris Blackmore from La Plaine; Juannah Jno. Lewis from Laudat and Josephat Williams from Portsmouth each won a season ticket to the World Creole Music Festival. Customers qualified by spending $300 or more during October at NBD point of sale machines Island wide; these five lucky customers were randomly selected as winners of the Swipe Local October draw.From October 1, 2016, the Bank embarked on a ‘Swipe Local’ card campaign, encouraging customers to use card instead of cash. Cards have long been established internationally as the faster, safer and more convenient way of making payments compared to cheques or cash. The benefits of processing payments electronically apply to both business owners and consumers. NBD is encouraging persons to take advantage of the benefits this technology bestows.The Swipe Local Promotion is being held during our Independence season and supports this year’s theme “Strengthening Our Commitment to Nation Building” by promoting a more efficient way for citizens to do business. The promotion seeks to encourage persons to use their cards to pay for items at local merchants. The Swipe Local Campaign continues throughout November. At the end of November five more customers will be rewarded $250 each for using their debit cards on point of sale machines.– / 4 Tweet Share BusinessLocalNews NBD rewards customers during its Swipe Local Campaign by: – October 26, 2016
Share Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Major Road Projects for South and East Districts by: – October 28, 2019 Tweet Share 246 Views no discussions Hon. Prime Minister Roosevelt SkerritAccording to the Hon. Prime Minister, positive things are happening in Dominica including several major road projects.He revealed on Friday, October 26th, that one project is slated to begin as early as December and a second project costing over $100M for the east coast.The Prime Minister stated, “We have funds already allotted for the Loubiere to Bagatelle road. The UK Government is providing the financing for that. We should put out for tender very soon, in the first quarter of December this year or January, next year.”Hon. Skerrit outlined a few more projects, “We have for Gwan Diable all the way to Castle Bruce, all the way to Kalinago Territory, on to Pagua and then from Castle Bruce to Petite Soufriere. That’s about EC $120M or so. The tendered documents have been posted on the World Bank website, I’ve been advised. There are a lot of positive things happening.”