PEEC: Opt Outside On Black Friday

first_imgThe group returns by about 2 p.m. to the nature center where they may partake in a hot chocolate social. Join PEEC Black Friday to Opt Outside! Evan Rose of the Los Alamos Mountaineers will lead a hike on the Pueblo Canyon Rim to Canyon Rim Loop trails. The group will meet at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29. Space is limited and registration is required. Courtesy/PEEC This outing was inspired by REI’s #OptOutside campaign. The hike meets at 9:45 a.m., Friday, Nov. 29, at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Space is limited and registration is required. Courtesy/PEEC Here is an opportunity to spend time outside on Black Friday instead of fighting crowds in stores. PEEC is offering a guided hike to help people enjoy the outdoors and spend time in nature. The location for this hike is the Pueblo Canyon Rim to Canyon Rim Loop. This moderate hike takes about four hours. The route follows the Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail past the airport, across N.M. 502 near the Los Alamos Co+Op Market, up to Smith’s, past Ashley Pond, down Bathtub Row and back to the nature center. PEEC News: Hikers meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center and start hiking at 10 a.m. … bring water, a lunch (or money for food at the Co+Op), snacks, hat, sunscreen, good hiking shoes or boots, warm clothing and a waterproof shell. center_img For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call (505).662.0460. The group stops around noon to enjoy lunch at the Co+Op Market. The total length of the hike is about 5.5 miles. The outing is limited to 15 participants and registration is required, so sign up today to save your spot! Admission is free for PEEC and Los Alamos Mountaineer members and $5 for non-members. Don’t forget that PEEC is also celebrating Small Business Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center! On Saturday, Nov. 30 all merchandise will be 10 percent off for all shoppers and PEEC members will receive 15 percent off in the gift shop this day only! The nature center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Los Alamos Mountaineers member Evan Rose will lead this outing. He retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2012 and now spends much of his time hiking, camping and canyoneering. PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.last_img read more

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Luján Pushes For $250 Billion In Aid For Local Governments Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

first_imgAssistant Speaker Ben Ray LujánCONGRESSIONAL News:NAMBE — U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), along with Congressmembers Joe Neguse (D-CO), Andy Levin (D-MI), and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), Tuesday introduced the Coronavirus Community Relief Act – legislation to provide $250 billion in stabilization funds for local communities, towns, and cities across the United States that need relief amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, signed into law March 27, provided stabilization funds for states and larger communities, but capped the localities able to receive direct support at those with populations of over 500,000. This excludes some large metropolitan areas, as well as towns, cities, and rural counties that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak. Only one county in New Mexico has a population exceeding 500,000, according to the most recent U.S. Census data. Congressman Luján’s district includes chiefly rural counties and Tribal nations that have been particularly hard hit by COVID-19, making this legislation critically-needed for local governments in New Mexico to access direct relief.   “New Mexico is experiencing the public health and economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic. While Congress has worked in a bipartisan fashion to begin to address this crisis, we must do more to support local and state governments that are incurring significant costs responding to this pandemic,” Assistant Speaker Luján said. “This legislation ensures that all communities receive the direct relief they need and I will continue to fight to provide our local communities with the necessary resources needed to overcome this crisis.” “From Boulder and Fort Collins to Eagle County, communities across our district, and communities across the country are struggling with the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak,” Joe Neguse said. “Like their larger neighbors, these smaller counties, cities, and towns have faced enormous costs while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. These costs include deploying timely public service announcements to keep Americans informed, rapidly activating emergency operations, readying employees for telework to keep services running, and more. We must ensure each of our communities receive direct stabilization funds to address the outbreak and recover when this public health emergency has passed.” “I talk daily with leaders in the 21 communities in my district,” Levin said. “They’re working around the clock to acquire tests and protection for their first responders, help their hospitals and schools, and more. The least we can do is make sure they have the resources to keep this essential work going. We must provide direct support to the small communities across America that are working every day to keep families safe. That’s what this bill does.” “COVID-19 has hit New Jersey hard, including in our smaller and more rural municipalities,” Malinowski said. “As local revenues dry up, these communities need direct support from the federal government to survive.” Last week, Congressmembers Luján, Neguse, Levin and Malinowski sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi requesting that the 500,000 cap be removed and additional funds be authorized for cities and towns in the next stimulus package from Congress. Read that letter here.last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Wednesday, May 13

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionDon’t let lies stop you from votingIf so many contrasting statements and policies are floating around at this COVID-19 crisis time, just wait and see what happens as we get closer to the election.Hopefully, people will remember the performance of our president or lack of performance when voting. The people who have died, over 70,000 of them, were someone’s family and friends.I have listened for the sound of sympathy out of Trump’s mouth. But rather, I’ve heard dismissive comments to reporters asking questions, or suggestions for treatment that countered the sage advice of the health professionals.I am saddened that our country and the world have to go through this. Yet we take money away from the World Health Organization that keeps an eye on new outbreaks of diseases.If they were too eager to accept China’s explanations of the disease, perhaps, if we had been a more active participant in the organization, we would have had more oversight.And this is the time to spend millions to paint the wall on our southern border black?Listening to what is said now. I know the rhetoric and lies will be horrific as we near election time. Prepare to vote, anyway.Janice WalzScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Schenectady Clergy Against Hate brings people togetherEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Take a role in police reformsHIGH NOTES: PPEs, fighting hunger, backpacks and supplies for kidsEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Pay and display

first_imgStay 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 building.co.ukBreaking 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 Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

The OFT vs Tony Bingham

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe now for unlimited access 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 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 building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

Edwards debuts Faktor 5

first_imgAs part of a large power plant project, the steam generator turbine was transported over 28 miles (45 km) by road, crossing over 21 bridge structures.After months of planning and coordination with local, county and state authorities, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Motor Vehicle representatives, the 439 ft x 21.4 ft x 16.4 ft (133 m x 6.5 m x 4.9 m) girder bridge was pulled along the route by four of Edwards’ Kenworth prime movers.Edwards says that the modular design and containerised load-out capability of its Faktor 5 provides rapid and easy mobilisation for projects in North America and abroad. The girder bridge has a deadweight to payload ratio of 5:1 with adjustable loading lengths and widths.  www.edwardsmoving.comwww.goldhofer.delast_img read more

Krasnodar suburban network proposed

first_imgRUSSIA: A framework agreement for the development of a suburban rail network in Krasnodar was signed by Russian Railways Chief Executive Oleg Belozerov and regional Governor Veniamin Kondratyev on March 12.The project has become feasible following the inauguration of a 69 km double-track freight bypass line in February, creating more capacity for passenger services by removing freight trains from routes through the city. ‘Electric trains will connect the districts adjacent to the regional capital, as well as the districts of Krasnodar itself’ said Kondratyev, adding that this would help relive traffic congestionNo timescale or budget had been announced, although the project has previously been estimated to cost between 50bn and 140bn roubles, which would be met from federal government or RZD sources.last_img read more

Petroleum prices increase in Dominica

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share LocalNews Petroleum prices increase in Dominica by: – March 1, 2013center_img Effective today, March 1st the wholesale and retail prices of gasoline, diesel, kerosene and cooking gas has increased.The fixed prices are as follows;• Gasoline – $15.23 per gallon• Diesel – $14.36 per gallon• Kerosene – $13.29 per gallon• 20lb (twenty pound) cylinder – $33.44• 27.5lb (twenty-seven point five pound) cylinder -$45.60• 30lb (thirty pound) – 49.66• 100lb (one hundred pound) cylinder – $162.19The price of cooking gas may vary in villages around the island.Dominica Vibes News 41 Views   one comment Sharelast_img read more

ITSS to host 2nd anti-child sexual abuse campaign

first_img Share Tweet 58 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary ITSS to host 2nd anti-child sexual abuse campaign by: – May 21, 2014 A secondary school on the West coast is seeking to bring an end to incidents of child sexual abuse on the island. The Isaiah Thomas Secondary School (ITSS) will on Friday, May 23, 2014 hold its second annual child sexual abuse campaign with a march through the community of St Joseph from 9AM. Teacher at the school, Glenora Pacquette said in an interview with Dominica Vibes that the campaign is an initiative to send a message to perpetrators that their actions will have a negative impact on society. “We are still sensitizing the public about the ills of child sexual abuse and to get people to realize that this is a serious problem that we have in our society”.Ms Pacquette added that the campaign will alert the public on the importance of reporting cases of child sexual abuse to the authorities.“If people know about it they should report it and also our children who may be involved, not just in the school, but wherever in the community, whatever community, that if people know about it that they should report it and get the perpetrators to be punished,” Ms Pacquette said. The ITSS will also be collaborating with the Kaleb Laurent Primary School in St. Joseph, the St. Joseph Seventh Day Adventist and the Pierre Charles Secondary School among others for this campaign.Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more

Youth urged to participate in national sporting events

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! 591 Views   no discussions LocalNews Youth urged to participate in national sporting events by: Dominica Vibes News – November 2, 2015center_img Share Share Youth Speaker at the 2015 National Youth Rally, Glenson Prince has encouraged students to play an active role in sporting activities.Prince, who is also captain of the National Football team, advised the youth to get involved in sports as it helps to build character and leadership skills on Monday 2 November 2015.“Some of us get the opportunity to represent our beloved country in one or more disciplines. I have had the opportunity to do so as a national footballer and I take this opportunity to encourage you to participate, as much as possible, in sports from a young age as it is a sure way to build your discipline and prepare you to take on the many challenges you will face as you go through life,” Prince said.He stated that as Dominica is celebrating its thirty-seventh anniversary of independence under the theme ‘Rebuilding Dominica Together’ it is an appropriate message for all Dominicans, “as we recover from the ravages of Tropical Storm Erika”.Prince noted that the country is facing one of the greatest challenges ever but with team work it is possible.“The next time you hear someone facing a problem and you think it does not concern you, remember when one of us is hurting, we are all at risk. We are all involved in this journey called life, we must keep an eye out for each other and make an extra effort to encourage and support each other,” he said.Prince pointed out that though Tropical Storm Erika affected some areas more than others, “we should all lend a helping hand to those who were more severely affected. Now is time to put our difference aside as we build Dominica together”.He said while there will be many sad stories to be told after Tropical Storm Erika, the youth should tell stories of how they assisted in the rebuilding efforts.“We as young people will have our personal stories to tell about our experience during and after Tropical Storm Erika. Some of us may still be telling the sad story of how we lost dear family members, friends and other loved ones. Some of us will relate how our schools were late in reopening even in new locations while other will tell of personal losses. At the end of it all let one of our stories be of who we assisted in rebuilding our beautiful country Dominica,” Prince noted.– / 101last_img read more