Countdown: 26 Days To Pumpkin Carving World Event!

first_imgConcept map for the world record pumpkin carving event. #1300pumpkinparty. Courtesy/LAAC LAAC News:There are just 26 days left until a world event occurs in Los Alamos.Los Alamos Arts Council invites people from all over New Mexico to participate in its attempt to capture the Guinness World Record for “Most People Carving Pumpkins Simultaneously”.The event begins at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 and the goal is to have 1,300 pumpkins carved simultaneously along Central Avenue.It is strongly recommended that participants be at least 10 years old.Tickets are available for purchase at CB FOX, 1735 Central Ave. for $5 (cash or check). Tickets also may be purchased online for $7 on the Arts Council’s website: ticket cost includes a 24-pound pumpkin to take home after the Pumpkin Glow, a wristband and a complimentary Pumpkin Masters Carving Kit. Online ticket sales will close Friday, Oct. 18 to ensure ticket arrival before the event.In addition to the world record attempt, the carved pumpkins will be displayed until 9 p.m. and the Pumpkin Glow will be held 6-9 p.m. Oct. 26. People may take their carved pumpkins home at 9 p.m., if they wish.The Arts Council is recruiting volunteers for these events. To help, email by Oct. 6.last_img read more

Rep. Christine Chandler: Democracy In Action

first_imgBy Rep. Christine ChandlerHouse Dist. 43Christine.Chandler@nmlegis.govIn this time of unrest and struggle for social and racial justice, I write to express great pride in my friends and neighbors in Los Alamos who have stood out as beacons of civic responsibility and champions for democratic principles. The leadership of our young people in our responses to these problems is especially gratifying.Election day was marked by an unprecedented primary turn-out that showed once again that we know to our core that elections matter – we can and do make a difference. It was a delight to talk to new voters who took great pride in participating in their first election. They are mobilized to make their mark in November, and all of us must follow their example.Despite the challenges of social distancing and record numbers of absentee ballots, our Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office ran a smooth and efficient election process that respected everyone’s right to  vote.  This reflects strong leadership by our Clerk, Naomi Maestas, and her highly competent staff and volunteers. Thanks to you all for showing how it’s done!I, like so many of you, was heartbroken to witness the horrific killing of yet another unarmed black man by police. I know that we are better than this and I am heartened by the peaceful protests that have been organized by our youth in the community and supported by so many parents and grandparents, and teachers and police officers, and the apparent widespread determination to end this blight on our nation once and for all. Respectful, honest dialogue is critical and we are seeing it first-hand, on the ground, here in Los Alamos. The hard work of reform is ahead of us. True reform is needed that favors accountability over complacency, and systemic, structural change over sound bites and platitudes. I am committed to do the reform that we have avoided for too long.Be well and be safe.last_img read more

Cosco adds MPV duo

first_imgThe two vessels, which were delivered to the Chinese shipping line from Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering, are equipped with four cranes and a 200-tonne tandem lifting capacity, as well as four large cargo holds.Measuring 189.99 m long with a draft of 11 m, the ships have around 14,000 sq m of cargo loading space and over 31,000 cu m of bulk cargo storage.Cosco claims that these new vessels are now the largest multipurpose heavy lift ships in its fleet.

Technology to revolutionise freight forwarding

first_imgThat was one of the views put forward by Transport Intelligence (Ti) in its 2018 Global Freight Forwarding report. One of the most visible changes in the industry of late has been the introduction of digital forwarders, marketplaces and spot market platforms, according to Ti.“Large freight forwarders have realised that online rate quotation and booking platforms are a great way to win SME and ad-hoc business. Simplicity and responsiveness of service are often top of the list of priorities for such customers, which digital forwarding in theory should deliver well. In practice, however, there can be wide discrepancies in service quality across platforms. Both large forwarders and the newer players are continuously evolving their offerings to get ahead of the competition,” said David Buckby, economist at Ti.Ti also reported that in 2017 the global freight forwarding market grew at its quickest annual pace since 2010. The sector grew by 8 percent year-on-year, driven by strong growth in both air and ocean freight. Ti’s forecasts reveal that sea freight is positioned to continue healthy growth over the short to medium-term.The full report can be purchased here.www.ti-insight.comlast_img read more

‘No limits’ to regulation review

first_imgThe Ministry of Justice has said there will be no limits to a far-reaching review of the regulation of legal services. Justice minister Helen Grant (pictured) today called on regulators and providers of legal services to show how the burden of regulation can be reduced. In a written statement to the House of Commons, Grant said the review would encompass the ‘full breadth’ of the legislative framework, including 10 pieces of primary legislation and more than 30 statutory instruments. It also wants feedback on the interaction between individual regulators and the overarching regulator, the Legal Services Board. Grant said: ‘We have heard and listened to the views being expressed by many in the legal sector about regulation and we are taking action to help them. ‘We want to reduce the burdens on the industry by simplifying the regulatory framework, while ensuring there is still appropriate oversight, and that is why we have started a review to see where and how improvements can be made.’ As a first stage the MoJ has asked professionals in the sector for views on the issues and their ideas for change. Once it receives all responses it will consider the next steps. The call for evidence comes at a time of increasing tension between front-line regulators. Both solicitors’ and barristers’ regulators, the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board, have called for the scope of the LSB to be reduced, suggesting it has served it purpose since being introduced following the 2007 Legal Services Act. In March, LSB chairman David Edmonds told the House of Commons justice committee that a single rolled-up regulator for solicitors and barristers could be created within three years. He said there was a need for the LSB at present but backed an overhaul of the regulatory regime if it meant less confusion for the public.last_img read more

Barclays to face fraud charges, SFO announces

first_imgThe Serious Fraud Office has charged Barclays and four of its former executives with conspiracy to commit fraud. The charges, which also include the provision of unlawful financial assistance, were announced today. They relate to fundraising arrangements by the bank during the financial crisis in 2008 when it raised billions of pounds from Qatar to stay afloat. According to the SFO, the charges concern Barclays’s capital raising arrangements with sovereign wealth fund Qatar Holding LLC and Challenger Universal Ltd as well as a $3 billion (£2.3bn) loan facility made available to the State of Qatar acting through the Ministry of Economy and Finance in 2008.Former chief executive John Varley is among the charged as well as senior executives Roger Jenkins, Thomas Kalaris and Richard Boath.Barclays plc, Varley, Jenkins, Kalaris and Boath have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation in relation to capital raising in June 2008.In addition, Barclays, Varley and Jenkins have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation in relation to capital raising in October 2008 as well as with unlawful financial assistance.Jenkins, who is now based in the US, is being represented by Brad Kaufman, of international firm Greenberg Traurig.Barclays said it is ‘considering its position’ in relation to the developments.The defendants are scheduled to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court at on 3 July.The high-profile announcement of charges follows a five-year investigation. It comes as the SFO faces an uncertain future following the Conservatives’ manifesto pledge for a merger with the National Crime Agency. In a statement, City regulator the Financial Conduct Authority said: ‘We are pleased that this matter, which led to the stay of our own case, is now in the public domain. We welcome a fair and transparent hearing on the basis of the charges set out today by the SFO. We work closely with the SFO across a range of matters, in pursuit of our distinct objectives.’However some legal commentators questioned what purpose the charges would serve. Jonathan Pickworth, partner at global law firm White & Case, told the Gazette that the charges will only harm existing shareholders and employees of the bank. ’Why is it in the public interest to prosecute the bank for its fundraising efforts almost a decade ago? Who does it punish and what purpose does it serve? All the former management team moved on many years ago,’ he said.Raj Chada, criminal defence solicitor at London firm Hodge Jones & Allen said: ‘There has long been a clamour for individuals at banks to be held accountable for the casino banking that led to the crash and the taxpayer bailouts. The irony here is that this prosecution has nothing to do with behaviour that caused the crash but related instead to the terms of a bail out. Even more strange is that Barclays have found themselves in this mess as they eschewed a UK government bailout and went to Qatar instead.‘No doubt questions will be asked about whether a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) could have been considered in this case rather than a prosecution starting. The SFO have previously made clear that full cooperation is a key and it is not known what the position with Barclays was. Any fine for Barclays could be in the hundreds of millions.’last_img read more

Sexual abuse in Catholic Church stuns South Florida

first_imgWorship Christ not man Patricia Sang of North Miami, referring to herself as a “devout catholic” of some thirty years from her youth In Jamaica, said “Allegations of sexual abuse have been affecting the Catholic Church for years. Personally, these reports do not deter my faith in the Church because I worship Christ, not man. But saying that, the matter must be addressed. Many Catholics like, myself believe if persists were allowed to marry, this would reduce the  potential for sexual abuse, especially of the youth, in the church.”Left priesthood training to marryVictor Samuda, a Trinidadian American, also grew up in the Catholic Church and was a member of the altar-guild in Trinidad. He migrated to the US 24-years ago with intention of becoming a Catholic priest. “I actually attended a seminary for a few months, but I couldn’t withstand certain temptations. I was very attracted to women, fell in love with one, and realized I couldn’t maintain the sacrifice of celibacy, so I left, got married, to a Catholic girl, and have no regrets. I’m an active Catholic and haven’t heard of any sexual abuse where I have worshipped in South Florida or Chicago where I once lived.”Persistent theological debateA recent graduate of a Catholic seminary in South Florida, requesting to be referred to only as Mark, said. “The debate over marriage of priests is persistent theological debate. But when one decides to be a Catholic priest one make vows of celibacy and humility. The priest is married to Christ, and must be able to withstand temptations, and pray relentlessly to do so. Priests are human and unfortunately some succumb to these temptations. It is not easy. The reports of sexual abuse are sad indictment. Those who cannot resists sexual temptations should reconsider their commitment to their vows and leave if they are fallible. Certainly, where the abuses are known, they should not be covered up.”Satan at large Ras Knowles, a South Florida Rastafarian, believes “It’s Satan at large. Satan is attacking everyone – Catholic, Baptists, Anglican, even Rasta – who believe in God. Personally, me not going to condemn people for their human weaknesses. But, still if people decide to be people of God and become religious shepherds and cannot resist the temptations of the flesh and Satan, they should leave the shepherd business and not abuse anyone hypocritically, and definitely not male or female youth.”Double standardJudith Laing, a local Episcopalian, a church close to Catholicism in dogma, denounces the behavior in the grand jury report. She also believe if Catholic priests were allowed to marry “it would curb sexual abuse. I think there’s a double standard as Catholic deacons can marry, and still officiate in the church but just cannot be priests and head of churches. Pastors in Episcopalian and other churches marry, and despite some reports of sexual misbehavior, it isn’t a widespread issue as appears to plague the Catholic Church. I think Pope Francis must closely examine the correlation between sexual abuse by priests and the vow of celibacy. Obviously, there’s a problem.” Painful, but necessary action Rev. Horace Ward Jamaican American rector of Holy Family Episcopal church in Miami Gardens see the grand jury report as “ painful but necessary action to protect our youth. However, it is not in my place to comment on the Catholic dogma regarding the vow of celibacy.” Catholics, and non-Catholics, in South Florida’s Caribbean American community appear conflicted at a Pennsylvania grand jury report earlier this week.  The grand jury reported its investigation of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy identified more than 300 clergies involved in cases of over 1,000 child victims over several decades.The report indicated abuses related to six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania, and believes the “real number” of abused children might be “in the thousands.” Some records were lost and victims were afraid to come forward. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says the probe found a systematic cover-up by senior church officials in Pennsylvania and at the Vatican in Rome.last_img read more

Leonardo Receives Multiple Contracts for Selex Meteor Weather Radars in 2018

first_imgLeonardo has received multiple contracts for its Meteor Family of radars in the first half of 2018, through its German subsidiary, Selex ES GmbH. The deals follow the announcement in March of a major contract with Australia which will see the company delivering and installing new S-Band and C-Band weather radar systems throughout the country.The set of new contracts include a number in Africa, where Selex has been chosen to deliver and install X-Band weather radar systems at airports in Cameroon, Republic of Congo and Madagascar. The systems will be used to detect wind shears, convection and turbulence and provide alerts to air traffic controllers. Here, Leonardo’s ShearScout solution for wind shear detection includes the supply of its Meteor 60DX weather radars.In the Asia Pacific region, where Leonardo’s ATC capabilities are well established, Selex will supply weather radars and associated systems to customers in Malaysia and Indonesia. In Malaysia, the company will provide three Meteor 60DX weather radars featuring Leonardo’s proprietary Rainbow 5 integrated sensor processing and display software and SmartWx web-based decision support and display system. In Indonesia, the government’s agency for meteorology, climatology and geophysics – Badan Meteorologi, Klimatologi, dan Geofisika (BMKG) – has chosen Selex to deliver a turn-key software integration project. This will include a national data processing centre covering multiple radars, based on the Rainbow 5 software. The system will initially incorporate 21 radars, later expanding to include more than 60 radars from other suppliers.In the Americas, Selex secured a contract to install the first Rainscanner weather radar system in Peru. The radar will be used by a Peruvian university for scientific research in the areas of meteorology, climatology, ecology and agricultural development. Notably, the Rainscanner will detect and monitor eco-climactic threats to the northern coast of Peru, particularly relevant in the case of the El Niño, which produces extreme weather conditions in the region. Further north, a customer in Bermuda chose Selex to upgrade its existing S-Band Klystron weather radar system. The currently-installed Meteor 1500S radar will be upgraded to the state-of-the-art Meteor 1700S: an S-Band, Klystron weather radar featuring dual-polarization technology.In Europe, Selex’s longstanding weather radar customers placed further orders. Météo France, the French meteorological service, awarded a framework contract to the Company which could see it supplying up to six S-Band magnetron weather radar systems. The objective is to modernize France’s weather radar network by replacing existing systems in France as well as those in use with its overseas departments. Further north, a customer has placed a framework contract with Selex ES GmbH to supply up to five of the company’s Meteor 735C C-Band magnetron weather radars.These latest contracts, awarded in competition against a pool of international providers, attest to the Leonardo’s outstanding capabilities in weather radar technology and testify to its position in the weather radar market.last_img read more

Lakewood Boxer Bryan Gedeon Shows Family Values In and Out of The Ring!

first_img Related TopicsBoxingBryan GedeonGolden GlovesMike Tyson For more on some of the most inspirational fighter to ever come out of Ohio, click here Vince McKeecenter_img While most 37-year-old men with two daughters spend most of their time worrying about when their girls will discover boys, and just trying to fit in, Bryan Gedeon is one 37-year-old dad that leads by example every day of what it means to be a great human being. He is a great role model for his daughters and any athlete for that matter who is looking to chase their dream as Bryan has chased his in the world of Boxing.I recently had the pleasure to sit down with Bryan and discuss a little bit about what drives him to succeed in the world of amateur boxing, but also what helps him succeed as a man, an inspiration and someone that anyone would be very wise to mold themselves after.Q – What made you decide to get into boxing and what steps did you take to achieve that?A – I have been a lifelong boxing fan. I used to watch HBO boxing with my parents every time it was on. After my Dad passed away in 2012 I decided to step in the ring for the first time.Q – You’re a family man, how many children do you have, ages and names, and how supportive is your family as you chase your dream of being a professional boxer?A – My family is my life. I love every second I spend with them. I have two daughters- Mary 15, and Adeline 4 months. Allegra is my best friend, wife, and love of my life. My daughter Mary and my wife are extremely supportive. They go with me to do my cardio, sauna sessions( before I was in 201+), come to most of my fights, and they always believe in me. I’m truly blessed to have the family that I have.Q – How many total fights have you had thus far, for what promotions and how have you faired?A – I’ve had 16 sanctioned fights for a few promotions. My favorite promotion to fight for is Kincaid-Godhard Battle in the Ballroom. It’s a great show to be a part of. I have also fought for Kings Gym Friday night Fights, Pinnacle, and King of the Ring. I won the masters division title for King of the Ring in January. I am fighting in Golden Gloves at the end of the month. I’ve heard that I am the oldest person to ever compete in Cleveland Golden Gloves.Q – What does your diet and exercise routine consist of?A – Unfortunately , my diet isn’t the best. The only thing I have going for me on the diet side is that I never drink caffeine or alcohol. My exercise routine is pretty simple. I just do lots of cardio. Jacob’s ladder and the Archer are probably my favorite thing to do when I’m not hitting mits, or grappling.Q – Are there any songs, or movies you have used over the years for motivation to train?A – I don’t use any movies or songs to motivate me. The movie Remember The Titans, and the songs Walk and Ironman, takes me back to my high school years at St Edward High School.Q – What Heroes’ did you have growing up and now, (they don’t have to be in sports either)A – My Dad was always my hero. He was the toughest guy I knew. He was a retired union worker, and spent a couple decades of his life volunteering to coach youth sports. My Mom is the most loving and caring person I have ever known, and I’m lucky to have daily dialogue or visits with her.Q -What steps can boxing take to get a lot of their fans back they lost over the years as MMA began to rise?A – I think Boxing is still doing well. The free fights on FOX and CBS have been great. I just watched Thurman and Garcia put on a great fight for free! A couple weeks before that I watched the heavyweight champ for free! I do think boxing needs to unify the world heavyweight championship .Better heavyweights would help, too. I grew up watching Tyson, Mercer, Lennox Lewis, Riddick Bowe, Morrison, Gulatta, Michael Moorer , George Forman, and Evander Holyfield. If they start getting studs like they had in 90s then boxing will be on a different level.Q – What final message do you have for your fans, promoters, family, and friends that have supported you as you chase your dream?A – I would like to thank everyone for their support , especially Allegra, Mary and Adeline Gedeon, my mom Linda Gedeon, my brother Mike Gedeon, my best friends Mark Glasenapp and Mike Kulczycki, my Cornermen Roger Blankenship, Tony Rottari, and Dib Kaddah, and all my guys and girls at The Wrestling Factory Boxing Club. I’d like to thank my continued sponsors Defense Soap and Guy Sako, Angelos Pizza, and Italian Creations.last_img read more

Baron Cup: Amherst Steele Bursts Through In Third Period, Defeats Bay 6-1

first_img Eli Mooneyham Related Topics BROOKLYN, Ohio- Amherst Steele and Bay took the ice Monday evening for a meeting of two teams with a lot to prove. Despite winning five combined Baron Cup II championships between the years 2003-2012, neither squad has been able to capture gold since. Amherst Steele even missed the Baron Cup II tournament last year at an 11-17 record.Monday’s tilt showed how talented these two teams are at their best, proving they have the ability to make a deep run into the tournament.A rather uneventful opening frame saw the Comets outshoot the Rockets by a margin of 13-3. Amherst Steele also remained clean and stayed out of the box for the first frame. Bay was able to avoid giving up a goal while playing a man down twice in the frame. The teams went into the break scoreless.Nathan Harmych got the scoring started for the Comets at the 8:36 mark of the frame. Tyler Waldecki added the second goal at the 12:31 mark of the middle stanza. The Comets went into the locker room up 2-0 on Bay.It appeared at first that Bay would climb back into the contest with a Jacob Gaudino goal just 1:31 into the frame. However, bad tempers got in the way of a Rockets comeback.Harmych, Jacob Fekete, and Jacob Kramer added four more goals while on a emotional and physical advantage to make it a 6-1 final for an Amherst Steele victory.center_img Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.last_img read more