Los Alamos Little Theatre Presents ‘Glitter Girls’ March 6-21

first_imgMembers of the show, ‘The Glitter Girls’, written by Mark Dunn and directed by Kathi Collins gather on set prior to rehearsal. The Los Alamos Little Theatre production runs March 6-21 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar S. Pictured bottom row from left, Kathi Collins (director), Valerie Lawdensky, Gwen Lewis, Alexander Nunn and Michael Adkins and top row from left, Jonelle Duval, Jeanne Adkins, Andee Baker, Julia Mundt, Terry Berry (assistant director), Pat Beck and John Gustafson. Visit www.lalt.org for more information. Photo by Rich Hassman/LALTlast_img read more

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Daily Postcard: Robin Spotted Singing In White Rock

first_imgDaily Postcard: A robin spotted Sunday singing in a tree in White Rock. Is the robin the first sign of spring? The old tale is that a robin is the first sign of spring. As the myth goes, all robins migrate south for the winter to avoid the cold, returning in the early spring. However, American Robins are adaptable birds, comfortable in all sorts of habitats across North America. American Robins can be found around the United States all winter long. Robins not making a trip south will typically hide in forests and other wooded areas as protection from the elements, searching for food when the ground is less frozen. If you’re looking for a bird to help forecast the weather, the Red-winged Blackbird is a more reliable predictor. They routinely fly north the first few weeks of March, just in time for spring. Source: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbslast_img read more

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Shell, Honda and Toyota to bring seven H2 stations to California

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Is the pope right to speak out about the Equality Bill?

first_imgYou have to hand it to the Equality Bill – its detractors come from every walk of life. At one end of the spectrum there’s the white working class British guy who thinks the bill is all about giving his job to women or black people. It’s typical of this benighted government, he rages, and nothing, but nothing will persuade him to vote ‘Nu-Labour’ again! And at the other end of the spectrum there’s a German guy, living in some splendour in Italy, who also dislikes our home-grown British bill and who also isn’t about to engage in reasoned debate – because, God knows, he’s never wrong. He’s Pope Benedict XVI and, like his predecessors since the sixth century, he is infallible on points of doctrine concerning faith and morals – according to the Catholic church. So what’s his beef about the 600-page Equality Bill? It limits the freedom of religious communities to ‘act in accordance with their beliefs’, he says, and ‘violates natural law’. He urges Britain’s Catholic bishops to fight the legislation with ‘missionary zeal’. By ‘natural law’ he appears to mean the right to discriminate against people on the grounds of some or all of the nine ‘protected characteristics’ contained in the bill. These are: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion and belief (including lack of belief); sex; and sexual orientation. Actually, the pope shouldn’t worry too much: discrimination legislation has never fully applied to religious groups anyway. Nobody has hauled the Catholic church to a tribunal to defend why women or married men can’t join the priesthood, for example. The new bill will similarly steer clear of preachers. It doesn’t propose making it illegal for a mosque to turn away, on the grounds of religion, a practising Buddhist who fancied a job as an imam, for instance; that would be plain silly. But churches, mosques, synagogues and temples also employ secular people, for gardening, secretarial, maintenance and other jobs. And those employees will have the full protection of the law once the bill is enacted. Any religious group that turns down a gay person for a secular job simply because he or she is gay will be treated the same as any other erring employer. The same applies to the other protected characteristics: race, sex, disability and the rest. That’s going to be the law of this country – as set down by our elected representatives in parliament. What right does the pope have to urge the Catholic bishops of Britain to fight it with ‘missionary zeal’? Should he get involved in politics at all? Yes, because he’s the spiritual leader of the world’s Catholics and, as such, they look to him for leadership and advice. People of faith would argue that their faith and their lives, which of course are shaped by politics, are indivisible. And our Human Rights Act, which also has detractors from all walks of life, allows him the same right to freedom of expression as everyone else in our diverse society. But that’s another legal can of worms altogether.last_img read more

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Tecno-Gru ups capacity

first_imgTecno-Gru initially ordered 24 rough-terrain cranes in December 2017. The order comprised three Terex RT 45 cranes and three Terex RT 45L cranes, both with a lifting capacity of 45 tonnes; 17 cranes from Terex’s Quadstar range; and one 86-tonne capacity Terex RT 90 rough-terrain crane.In January 2018, the Italian crane rental specialist added to its order with 10 rough-terrain units. The order included three 35-tonne capacity RT 35-1 cranes and seven 45-tonne capacity Terex RT 45L cranes.www.terex.comwww.tecno-gru-terexcranes.comlast_img read more

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Merger rush presents new risks, says SRA report

first_imgMarket consolidation presents a new set of risks for firms to be aware of and prevent, a Solicitors Regulation Authority report has concluded.The regulator said it had collected mounting evidence showing the legal profession is shrinking at a rapid pace in the face of competitive pressures.In 2012, there were 60% more mergers between law firms than in 2008, while the proportion of firms remaining as sole practitioners in 2013 was 29%, down from 41% in 2006.At the top end, consolidation is a key priority too, with 42% of the top-50 firms considering a merger to be very or fairly likely by 2016.A consolidated market, the report notes, was no more risky for clients than a fragmented one, but the current period of transition does throw up some dangers to firms:Costs incurred in consolidating adding to firms already in financial difficulty;Group contagion as larger structures form;Conflict of interests as different firms merge;Inadequate systems and controls as firms grow rapidly.The SRA said it does not seek to encourage or inhibit market consolidation but will step in to ensure firms are managing risks.The report added: ‘We have a duty to ensure competition in the provision of legal services, but this must be done in a way that is compatible with our requirement to protect the public interest and the interests of consumers.’Sectors such as personal injury and conveyancing are most likely to see consolidation, with added costs pressures from competition and government reforms.The market share of the top-10 conveyancing firms increased from 5.3% to 10.3% between 2010 and 2012, while the number of firms making applications to Land Registry fell by 2,400. Cuts to legal aid and the ban on referral fees are likely to accelerate the process for firms reliant on them.Although a shrinking market presents some risks, the SRA report also noted the potential benefits.‘The new market structure, and businesses within it, may perform better at broadening access to legal services for those that require them,’ it added.last_img read more

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Industry News

first_imgCanada: Progress Rail Services Corp is to acquire the metal fabrication, trackwork and wheel shops at CPR’s Weston works in Winnipeg, becoming the railway’s exclusive supplier for wheel and track requirements.Slovakia: Alstom has signed a co-operation agreement with local maintenance contractor ZOS Zvolen to bid for supply of lightweight diesel railcars for ZSR rural lines. They would be built in Slovakia under Alstom licence.USA: Engineering group Balfour Beatty has acquired two track companies, Marta Track Constructors of Pittsburgh and Metroplex Corp of Washington DC, with a combined current order book valued at $150m.last_img read more

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Economic crisis poses challenge for League

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Share 8 Views   2 commentscenter_img Tweet LocalNews Economic crisis poses challenge for League by: – April 20, 2013 Members and observers of the League gathered at the Garraway Hotel on Saturday for the annual meetingThe year 2012 was a challenging one for the Dominica Cooperative Societies League (DCSL), president of the board Cletus Joseph announced, at the League’s 57th annual general meeting on Saturday, April 20th.“It was another challenging year for the movement as our local economy continues to struggle through the uncertain and fragile, global economic recovery which shows mixed signals, Mr Joseph said.Members and observers of the League gathered at the Garraway Hotel for the annual meeting, under the theme ‘Credit Union – the Vehicle for Economic & Social Development’.“Our main industries continue to show signs of decline in the level of income generated by them; surely a worrying sign,” Mr Joseph continued.Another major headache for the League is the CLICO/BAICO debacle which he said “continues to eat at our surpluses on a year by year basis”.Thus, the League has cleansed its books of this contagion with a view to engendering positive growth.Mr Joseph is serving his third year as president of the board.“The movement as a whole has continued on an operational basis to provide improved services and products to its members and this is commendable given the challenging environment within which we operate and the compiled data indicates that movement is headed in the right direction,” he further noted.However, this is challenged by increased competition and a dwindling but diverse population. He congratulated all credit unions who have continued to serve their members during the year, as well as those who engage each other in the amalgamation process. Discussions are still ongoing with the Castle Bruce, Marigot, Calibishie and Woodfordhill credit unions to join the amalgamation process. They anticipate that this stage will be concluded “pretty soon”.In spite of all of these challenges, the League continues to pursue its mission to provide the highest quality of products and services to enable affiliates to actively serve their members and to improve their living standards.Mr Joseph is serving his third year as president of the League. Dexter Ducreay, the vice-president, could replace him.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Lebih dari 100 ml, Cairan Tak Boleh Masuk ke Dalam Kabin

first_imgAturan terkait membawa cairan berlaku untuk semua penumpang yang berangkat dari Uni Eropa dan penerbangan internasional di setiap negara lainnya termasuk Indonesia. Tetapi di Indonesia sendiri untuk layanan penerbangan domestik, aturan ini tidak berlaku dan penumpang diperbolehkan membawa cairan ke dalam kabin.KabarPenumpang.com merangkum dari laman airpassengerrights.eu, 6 November 2006 lalu, aturan ini mulai berlaku di semua bandara UE dan Norwegia, Islandia dan Swiss. Ada beberapa cairan yang harus masuk dalam bagasi dan berada dalam satu kantong plastik transparan seperti dibawah ini.1. Air minum, sirup dan sup2. Krim, lotion dan minyak3. Parfum4. Gel rambut, sabun cair dan shampo5. Deodoran6. Pasta gigi7. Maskara, dllUntungnya aturan ini tidak membatasi cairan yang dapat Anda beli di toko oleh-oleh dekat ruang tunggu seperti minuman atau yang lainnya. Cairan bebas bea yang Anda beli di bandara ini baiknya tidak di keluarkan dari kemasan sebelum melalui proses skrining dan tanda terima juga harus tetap disegel.Baca juga: Saking Nyamannya, 9 Bandara Ini Buat Penunjungnya Lupa PulangMemang Anda tidak akan mungkin membuka tas saat membawa cairan tersebut. Namun, pastinya petugas bandara akan mengecek dan kemungkinan perlu membuka tas dan plastik botol. Jika hal ini terjadi dan Anda harus menaiki penerbangan lanjutan untuk sampai ke bandara lain, beritahu petugas kemanan agar cairan tersebut disegel kembali dalam tas keamanan baru.Tak hanya cairan, senjata pun tidak diperbolehkan masuk ke kabin pesawat. Benda-benada ini seperti gunting dan pisau lipat dengan ukuran tertentu harus masuk ke dalam koper yang akan masuk ke bagasi kargo. Bahan peledak, bahan yang mudah terbakar hingga zat berbahaya dan beracun juga tidak diperbolehkan di bawa dalam penerbangan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedTips Lolos dari Aturan Batas Cairan Maksimal 100 Ml ke Kabin Pesawat, Cukup Pakai Kertas!11/08/2020In “Domestik”Masih Bingung Peraturan Cairan Masuk Kabin? Ini Penjelasannya!27/11/2019In “Bandara”Yang Tabu Saat Anda Berada di Bandara06/04/2017In “Bandara” Ilustrasi cairan dalam plastik transparan (ntrzacatecas.com) Penumpang sebuah pesawat harusnya tidak asing dengan larangan membawa cairan lebih dari 100 ml per wadahnya. Biasanya wadah-wadah ini juga harus dikemas dalam sebuah kantong plastik transparan yang bisa di buka tutup dan penumpang hanya memiliki kapasitas membawa satu liter saja.Baca juga: Agar Barang Bawaan Tak Kena Denda, Cermati Ketentuan dari Bea Cukai di Bandara!Setiap penumpang juga hanya diperbolehkan membawa cairan dalam jumlah kecil jika memang dibutuhkan dalam perjalanan seperti obat-obatan atau makanan bayi saja yang bisa masuk dalam kabin. Sedangkan untuk barang yang berupa cairan lainnya harus masuk dalam tas yang akan dibawa ke bagasi dan sudah terbungkus rapi dalam kantong plastik transparan.last_img read more

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Lewis in strong return after three-month lull

first_imgCHENNAI, India (CMC):Left-hander Evin Lewis secured his first taste of Indian Premier League action this season in a welcome boost to his form ahead of the ICC World Cup next month, when he turned out for Mumbai Indians in a 46-run victory over leaders Chennai Super Kings recently.In his first knock in competitive cricket in almost three months, Lewis struck 32 off 30 balls to help push Mumbai up to 155 for four off their 20 overs.Batting at number three, he notched three fours and a six and put on 75 for the second wicket with captain Rohit Sharma, who top-scored with 67 off 48 deliveries with six fours and three sixes.Lewis was last Wednesday included in West Indies’ 15-man World Cup squad despite not having played a One-Day International in nine months.A big-hitting opener, he averages 32 in 35 matches following his debut three years ago against Pakistan.Fellow Trinidadian and West Indies player Kieron Pollard finished on 13 not out in a 33-run, unbroken fifth-wicket stand with Hardik Pandya (23 not out).Another Trinidadian, former Windies captain Dwayne Bravo, went wicket-less from four overs of medium pace, which cost 35 runs.In reply, CSK faltered for 109 all out in the 18th over, Sri Lanka pace sensation Lasith Malinga ripping through the innings to end with four for 37.Opener Murali Vijay top-scored with 38 while Bravo chipped in with 20 at number seven, but they were only two of three players to reach double figures.last_img read more

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