Bandelier Celebrates The Great American Campout – Star Gazing And Free Camping June 22

first_img“Gazing at the universe through big telescopes is an incredible opportunity for everyone to experience, come join our rangers,” Superintendent Jason Lott said. Any visitors arriving before 9 a.m. or after 3 p.m. can drive directly down into Frijoles Canyon. With the warm June weather, campers should take care of the outdoors by being sure that if they choose to build a campfire, it is in the established fire grill and is never left unattended. Campers and non-campers are both welcome beginning at 8:30 p.m. to attend a ranger hosted star party. For more information, check the park website at, the Facebook page at BandelierNPS, or call the Bandelier Visitor Center at 505.672.3861 x 517. NPS News: At Bandelier, camping will be free at Juniper Campground that night, except for the group sites. Non-group sites are first-come, first-served. Campers can practice taking good care of wildlife by being sure to store food in a vehicle or the provided bear boxes so that bears, and other animals including coyotes, squirrels, and mice, won’t be attracted to campsites.center_img Saturday and Sunday, the public is invited to visit with the cultural demonstrators 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the back porch of the Visitor Center in Frijoles Canyon. Saturday is the date of a nationwide event, the Great American Campout, sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation to encourage people to enjoy and protect wildlife and the outdoors.   Juniper Campground at Bandelier National Monument. Photo by Stephen Fehnel This is shuttle season at Bandelier. For visitors not planning to camp at Bandelier and arriving between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., parking is available at the White Rock Visitor Center or at the shuttle parking area in Juniper Campground. Campers can drive directly into the campground, find a site and register at the self-registration location, and then take the shuttle from the campground to the Visitor Center. last_img read more

Zero Waste Team: Turn Leaves Into Gardener’s Gold

first_imgFall leaves can be used in a variety of ways including mulch, leaf mold and compost. Courtesy/ZWTZERO WASTE TEAM News:Zero Waste Tip: The recommended ratio for compost is one part green/nitrogen material and three parts brown/carbon material.Now is the best time to start planning for spring gardens.Composting in the fall allows time to create healthy compost by spring. Compost is vital to creating healthy soil to nourish plants. Healthy soil increases plant yields by enhancing aeration, water retention, nutrient availability, and resistance to soilborne disease.Fall leaves can be used in a variety of ways including:Mulch;Leaf mold; andCompost.Mulch: Covering the soil around tress and in gardens with leaves prevents the sun from bleaching out essential nutrients. As the leaves gradually decompose throughout the winter, they release valuable nutrients back into the soil. Leaf Mold: This requires no winter maintenance and is a compost substitute. To create leaf mold, gather fallen leaves, shred into small pieces, place in a container such as a bin or black plastic bag, and add water. Tie or loosely cover and leave outside in the sun throughout the winter. By spring you can add the leaf mold directly to your garden bed. If you use bags for the leaves, they will break down over time, becoming harder to relocate. Therefore, plan on storing them near the garden.Compost: A traditional compost pile will provide the most nutrient-dense decomposed material. A healthy compost pile requires four things: Carbon (“browns”)Nitrogen (“greens”)WaterAirDry leaves are a good source of carbon (“brown” items). Materials high in nitrogen (“greens”), include grass and yard clippings (regardless of color), food waste, and used coffee grounds. Overuse of nitrogen rich material will cause an unpleasant odor. Therefore, the recommended ratio is one part “green” material to two or three parts “brown” material.The ideal size for a hot compost pile is about 1 cubic yard (3’ x 3’ x 3’). With that in mind, start with a layer of shredded leaves covering an area of 3’ x 3’ and 1’ deep. Add one layer of “greens” about 6” deep, then water down with a garden hose. Add another layer of “browns” and “greens” and top them off with more water. Continue this layering process until the pile reaches 3’ tall.Keeping in mind the Los Alamos Code Enforcement concerns, you have several options for creating a compost pile. Remember to avoid creating it in your front yard, and to keep it contained and covered, rather than in an open pile.You can build your compost pile inside a structure such as fencing or wood pallets (available for free at the Eco Station). For ease of turning and removing the finished compost, consider making one side hinged with easily removable bolts.Alternatively, you can purchase a static bin online or from the Eco Station.You can also purchase a compost tumbler. Some have wheels for easy transport to the site of use. If not, be sure it is high enough that you can get a cart beneath it. The tumbler makes it easy to mix your compost.If you choose to leave your pile in a heap, remember that Code Enforcement requires that the heap be covered and not attract bears and rodents.Each system will break down the materials at a different rate. Regardless of the type of container chosen, regular turning is the key to making the process faster. During turning, check for areas that are too wet or too dry.If the pile is too wet or smells bad, add more “browns”.If the pile is too dry, adding more water for a moisture consistency like a wrung-out sponge. will speed up the decomposition process.Avoid adding dense items that take longer to decompose, such as branches, pine needles and avocado pits.A healthy compost pile will be ready for use in as little as three months. If composting isn’t your thing, offer your leaves to a neighbor, or use the new Yard Trimming Roll Cart provided by Environmental Services. To request a Yard Trimming roll cart, sign up online: get involved with the Zero Waste Team or share feedback, contact read more

One Stop Parts Source Names New CEO

first_imgOne Stop Parts Source has announced the appointment of Mike Thompson as its new CEO.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementThompson has more than 33 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket. His career includes a number of senior management roles with extensive purchasing, merchandising, marketing, inventory and category management experience at the wholesale and retail levels.Thompson has been vice president of merchandising and marketing at Metro Auto Parts for the past two and a half years. Prior to that he was the vice president of supply chain management for XL Parts for more than four years, and also served as vice president of business operations for Parts Authority and spent more than 15 years as vice president of merchandising for CSK/O’Reilly Auto Parts. His career also includes time spent as merchandise analyst for Auto Source and as product/marketing manager for Dana Corp.last_img read more

Praxair announce agreement to acquire Mittler Supply

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Ireland’s Clean Energy Sector to Be Worth €2.5 Bln Annually by 2020

first_imgThe Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) called on businesses to avail of enterprise opportunities in Ireland’s sustainable energy sector with a projected value of €2.5 billion per annum by 2020.This is according to a new report launched by the Authority at an event in Dublin today. The report, Ireland’s Sustainable Energy Supply Chain Opportunity, which was carried out in consultation with the enterprise agencies: Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland and Forfás, is the first to examine in detail how well the Irish supply chain is positioned to capture new business arising from expected investment in energy efficient and renewable energy products and services required to meet energy targets for 2020.The report estimates that Ireland is currently spending €1.5 billion per annum on   sustainable energy solutions, supporting 18,000 jobs. Most of the increased expenditure over the next six years, which can support up to 30,000 jobs, is expected to come from  the manufacturing and construction sectors, where the capacity to upscale is readily available with a qualified workforce.Speaking at the launch, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Mr Pat Rabbitte, T.D. said: “Ireland is focussed on seeking cost efficient contributions to the decarbonisation of the economy. The Green Paper creates a forum for discussion on this and on how we will expand our sustainable energy markets to 2020 and beyond. As the sustainable energy transition continues to gather momentum, Ireland must position itself to capture the economic benefits available. This requires diverse skillsets, as well as technology-specific knowledge, characteristics that Ireland’s flexible and well educated workforce is ready to provide.”“Government is committed to Ireland meeting its energy targets by 2020 and the Green Paper creates a forum for discussion around this and how we will expand our sustainable energy markets to 2020 and beyond. As the sustainable energy transition continues to gather momentum, Ireland must position itself to capture the economic benefits available. This requires diverse skillsets, as well as technology-specific knowledge characteristics that Ireland’s flexible and well educated workforce is ready to provide.”In addition to the requirements to meet Ireland’s sustainable energy targets, there are further business opportunities in EU and international markets, with the EU market estimated to be 70 times that of Ireland.  As a clean energy location, with a more diverse and secure energy supply, together with active supply chains, Ireland has the opportunity to attract further Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in this area.Commenting, Dr Brian Motherway, Chief Executive of SEAI, said: “A coordinated approach to supporting sustainable energy supply chains will promote economic growth and create thousands of jobs in Ireland. For this reason SEAI is working closely with the enterprise agencies to ensure Ireland can maximise the business opportunities available as well as improving our energy security and cost competitiveness.“Barry O’Leary, Chief Executive of IDA Ireland said: “Sustainable energy is the next big sector for Ireland. The potential in the EU and further afield gives Ireland yet another reason for foreign companies to locate here. Ireland has a great track record in attracting overseas investment and our strengths in the sustainable energy sector should significantly add to this.“Commenting, Julie Sinnamon, Chief Executive of Enterprise Ireland said: “ Export growth related to sustainable energy products and services has increased significantly in the last few years, with sustainable energy exports now over €270 million per annum. We are excited about the growth potential of this market because we know Ireland has skills,  expertise and ICT capabilities that will enable us to achieve great things in EU and international markets.”  Press release, June 11, 2014; Image: patrabbittelast_img read more

Clifford Chance in the clear over RBS complaint

first_imgClifford ChanceClifford Chance was accused by a small business owner of failing to act on detailed evidence surrounding the activities of RBS’s Global Restructuring Group (GRG). RBS has denied any wrongdoing.Last month the Gazette reported that the SRA was looking at the evidence before considering whether to begin a formal investigation. But an SRA spokesperson said today: ‘We have looked further into the details, and have not found any evidence that suggests potential misconduct. We are not investigating and have closed the matter.’Allegations surrounding the GRG began five years ago when Lawrence Tomlinson, then entrepreneur in residence at the former Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, said the bank deliberately put viable businesses on a path to destruction while aiming to pick up their assets cheaply.In 2014 RBS commissioned Clifford Chance to prepare an independent report on Tomlinson’s allegation. The report concluded that there was no evidence to support it. Critics claimed the Clifford Chance report did not go far enough.The allegation that Clifford Chance failed to act on evidence was made by Clive May, the owner of a small bricklaying business. He claimed he presented the firm with clear evidence of abuse by the GRG. May was interviewed by Clifford Chance as part of the 2014 report.A Clifford Chance spokesperson said: ’We are fully confident in the quality of our work throughout on this matter, and the conclusions of our report, and are glad to see this reflected in the SRA’s decision.’ The Solicitors Regulation Authority has confirmed it will not investigate magic circle firm Clifford Chance for allegedly overlooking allegations of fraud during its investigation into Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and the bank’s treatment of small companies in financial difficulties.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more

Dominicans Called Upon to Reduce Sugar Consumption

first_imgNews Dominicans Called Upon to Reduce Sugar Consumption by: – July 26, 2019 James made this appeal while delivering the feature address at the Dominica Diabetes Association’s (DOMDA) Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 25th July 2019. She discouraged the use of sugar sweetened beverages and encouraged attendees to substitute such drinks with fresh fruit juices or flavoured water which may include pieces of fruits and vegetables with no added sweeteners. According to James, a STEPS  survey conducted in Dominica in 2008 revealed, “18% of the persons who were tested had high fasting blood sugar levels, high fasting blood glucose, high blood pressure, high body max index/ overweight/ obesity”. She admitted that this survey was conducted a few years ago; however, she expressed uncertainty about how much has changed since. Share She noted that diabetes is listed as one of the leading causes of death in Dominica and like other Chronic Non Communicable Diseases, this is usually attributed to poor lifestyle choices. James encouraged individuals to make better decisions to safeguard their health. Tweet President of the Antigua & Barbuda Diabetes Association and Public Health Nutritionist, Juanita James has made a special appeal to Dominicans to reduce sugar consumption.  Share Share President of the Antigua & Barbuda Diabetes Association and Public Health Nutritionist, Juanita James 47 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Listen to 90 Seconds of Indians Pitcher Trevor Bauer Mic’d Up in His First Spring Start

first_img Related TopicsIndiansTrevor Bauer Matt Loede Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer was having some fun during his first spring training start against the Rangers, looking to reach a certain speed on the radar gun, and also wondering (as he put it) why a ‘smurf’ was allowed on the field in Goodyear.Check out this great video with Bauer during the Tribe’s matchup with Texas. Got mic’d up by @Watch_Momentum for my most recent spring training start. If you like this type of content, tag the player you’d most like to hear mic’d up next! You won’t, @Mike_Anthony13 @mlb @MLBNetwork @SportsTimeOhio @barstoolsports @Starting9— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) February 27, 2019center_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

REPORT: Bristol Rugby 16 – 21 Leicester Tigers

first_imgRob Hawkins crossed for Bristol’s only try of the evening against his former club, while six points from Billy Searle and five from Adrian Jarvis completed the scoring for the hosts. Tries from Adam Thompstone and Ellis Genge, together with 11 points from the boot of Freddie Burns ensured Tigers took the spoils.What happened?The game sprung into life as early as the second minute when Tigers wing Adam Thompstone won an aerial battle and raced away towards the Bristol line, with only a try-saving cover tackle from Rhodri Williams preventing the visitors from taking the lead.Freddie Burns then spurned a second opportunity to put Leicester ahead when his penalty from in front of the posts drifted wide.Bristol soon found their way and almost went ahead courtesy of a scorching break from scrum half Rhodri Williams. The Welshman scooped up from the back of a scrum and raced clear, stepping Thompstone on his way into the 22, only to be scythed down by the covering George Worth who prevented a certain try – as Williams had earlier done – with a textbook tackle.CUT DOWN: Marc Jones is tackled by two Leicester Tigers defenders (Photo: JMP UK). Billy Searle then did what Burns had failed to do previously and knocked over a penalty to give the hosts a 3-0 lead – but Burns soon found his range and leveled the scores on 19 minutes.The visiting fly half then added a second six minutes later to nudge Leicester into a 6-3 lead.Shortly before the break, a well-worked set-play saw Hurrell crash through the Tigers’ defence and offload to Tovey and when the wing was hauled down, referee Tim Wigglesworth awarded the hosts a penalty, which Searle slotted for 6-6.Ian Evans was then sent to the sin-bin for an infringement close to the Bristol line, as Leicester piled on the pressure before half time.The evening’s opening try arrived on 36 minutes and went the way of the visitors, as Thompstone won another aerial dual in the wide channel to slide over, after Burns’ pinpoint cross-field kick had picked him out. The conversion was wide, but Tigers took a five-point advantage into the break.FEND: Jack Tovey breaks away from the Tigers defence during the first half (Photo: JMP UK). Early in the second half, Leicester extended their lead with a second try courtesy of former Bristol player Ellis Genge, who powered over under the posts from close range to give Burns the simplest of conversions – and things went from bad to worse from the kick-off, when Jason Woodward was shown a harsh yellow card for an alleged tackle in the air.Burns extended the lead further with a third penalty of the evening on 51 minutes – and when Woodward returned to the field, it was Leicester’s turn to lose a man, with McCaffrey yellow carded for pulling down a maul metres short of the try line.From the resulting penalty, Jarvis kicked to the corner again and after powerful carries from Tovey and Hurrell, Rob Hawkins found a route to the line to bring Bristol back into the game. Jarvis converted to reduce the deficit to eight points and his penalty five minutes from time made it a five-point game.The hosts were now in losing bonus point range, but surged forward in search of something more substantial. But it wasn’t to be and a knock-on just inside the Leicester half saw referee Wigglesworth bring an entertaining match to a close.Key moment:Ellis Genge’s try and Jason Woodward’s yellow card early in the space of two second half minutes proved a setback for the home side, who were left chasing a 12-point deficit with a temporary numerical disadvantage. Photo of the match:ALL SMILES: Gaston Cortes and Olly Robinson share a joke at scrum time (Photo: JMP UK). Man of the match: Will HurrellThe centre provided another barnstorming display in the midfield, making regular inroads into the Leicester defence and almost putting Tovey away for a try in the first half. Social media post of the day:The teams:Bristol Rugby: Jordan Williams (Wallace 53); Ryan Edwards, Jason Woodward, Will Hurrell, Jack Tovey; Billy Searle (Jarvis 54), Rhodri Williams (Cliff 54); Kyle Traynor (Ford-Robinson 60), Marc Jones (Hawkins 51), Gaston Cortes (Bevington 60), Ian Evans (Phillips 66), Mark Sorenson, Mitch Eadie, Olly Robinson, Jordan Crane (c) (Fisher 59).Replacements: Rob Hawkins, Ryan Bevington, Jamal Ford-Robinson, James Phillips, Jon Fisher, Will Cliff, Adrian Jarvis, Jack Wallace.Leicester Tigers: George Worth, Adam Thompstone, Peter Betham (Tuilagi 63), Owen Williams (Roberts 75), Tom Brady, Freddie Burns, Sam Harrison (Kitto 63); Ellis Genge, Tom Youngs (c) (Wells 73), Greg Bateman (Cillier 63), Ed Slater (Thacker 58), Graham Kitchener, Mike Fitzgerald (McCaffrey 15), Will Evans, Luke Hamilton.Replacements: Harry Thacker, Riccardo Brugnara, Pat Cilliers, Harry Wells, Lachlan McCaffrey, Jono Kitto, Manu Tuilagi, Jack Roberts.last_img read more

Johnson happy with extended Bluebirds preparation

first_imgCity’s most recent game was the 2-2 draw with Barnsley last Friday and, in the rigours of the Sky Bet Championship, the additional training days and absence of a midweek match has given Johnson and his coaches extra time.With a team exercise at Mojo Active, featuring an assault course and high ropes also slotted into the schedule, Johnson is happy with preparations to face the Bluebirds at the Cardiff City Stadium.Derby timeThe Robins and Cardiff City have played in some memorable games and Head Coach Johnson said: “I’m very much looking forward to it. It’s always a passionate game, the fans will be there in their numbers and that’s going to be key. Our record (away from home) has been decent so far this season and it’s going to need to be decent again because of the quality of the Cardiff players.”CoachingJohnson and his coaching team have had some quality time on the grass, adding: “What’s been great this week is that we’ve actually been able to coach. I know that sounds strange but because of the intensity and the rhythm that we have had the players working under (due to the schedule) it’s been difficult to get them to work on areas of the game we need to improve on. So it’s been a great week in terms of having three or four sessions, plus double sessions, that we have been able to really hone in, not so much on the tactical work, but the individual work that we need to get into our young players without the risk of them being fatigued for the Sunday game. Hopefully the fans will see those tactical and individual improvements on Sunday.”Good positionCity lie in sixth place after 15 games with 25 points and Johnson praised his squad: “The lads have been great. To be in the position that we are in, to have lost one in 14 (games), given the situation of so many key players being out for whatever reason. I just feel that we will get stronger in our performances as players come back. That’s not necessarily to bump players out of the team but competition gets stronger and attributes blend better.“We built a certain structure to our side and unfortunately we haven’t been able to have it for the last few games. However, the players that are playing have still fought their heart out for the badge and we always respect that. We have stayed in games; yes we have won points where maybe we shouldn’t have done, and a times we have lost points where we should have seen it through. But at this stage of the season, with this new group, it’s still a learning curve and we have to make sure that we are peaking into that last 10/15 games of the season.”Sold out away endSupporters are reminded that the Robins will be backed by a sold out away end in South Wales with the full allocation snapped up by season card holders.Fans without a ticket are urged to not travel to the Cardiff City Stadium as they will not gain entry however, the game will be shown live inside the Ashton Gate Sports Bar. Click here for full details.And supporters with a ticket for the match can enjoy exclusive train fare discount with our official travel partner, TrainAI.last_img read more