Dogs Lifting Spirits Around Los Alamos

first_imgDainty Yorkshire Terrier Monique, 11, earlier this month visiting the Los Alamos Daily Post on Central Avenue. Her sheer presence lifted the spirits of everyone in the newsroom. While personal visits are no longer possible due to social distancing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Post welcomes photos of local pets to publish to brighten everyone’s day … include pet’s name, age and breed if known and the name of owner(s). Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comlast_img

AFSCME Council 18 Endorses State Representative Christine Chandler’s Reelection Campaign

first_imgAmerican Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union Council 18 endorses State Rep. Christine Chandler of Los Alamos. Courtesy photoAFSCME News:State Rep. Christine Chandler (D-Dist.43) has received the endorsement of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union (AFSCME) Council 18, representing New Mexico’s public employees, in her reelection campaign.“I am so grateful for the support of AFSCME Council 18 and its members. I am also incredibly thankful for the work they do for our community and the entire state every day. Whether it’s helping New Mexicans access financial assistance, delivering meals to seniors, providing clean water, or managing our trash and waste systems, AFSCME’s members keep New Mexico running,” Rep. Chandler said. “The COVID-19 crisis has brought their important work so clearly to light, and when the worst has passed, we must continue to support New Mexico’s essential workers.” Rep. Chandler is running for re-election to ensure that New Mexico pursues a responsible COVID-19 recovery plan that protects the health and long-term finances of the state and that prioritizes support for the businesses and workers most affected by the downturn. She intends to continue advocating for public education, parental and medical leave, and fair treatment of workers and economic diversification efforts.Rep. Chandler has completed her first term representing House District 43 in Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Sandoval and Santa Fe counties. She is a member of the House Judiciary and Taxation & Revenue committees.last_img read more

Nissan declares fuel cell vehicle success

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Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured CO2

first_imgThe announcement marks an historical moment for the Canadian aviation industry as the first time a Canadian airline has agreed to work hand-in-hand with a clean fuel developer in reducing its environmental footprint.SAF+ Consortium is finalising the fabrication of a pilot plant in Montreal East to make kerosene from CO2, in a process which captures CO2 produced from large industrial emitters and converts it to synthetic jet fuel.The synthetic jet fuel is estimated to have an 80% lower carbon footprint than conventional jet fuel.“Capturing CO2 which would have otherwise been released in the atmosphere and give it a second use only makes sense,” said Keith Lawless, Senior Director, Environment, ETS, and Strategic Projects at Air Transat.“Not only do you reduce your footprint, but you also achieve a substantial reduction of GHG, helping Quebec and Canada meet its climate change objectives.last_img read more

Beach day

first_img Brady Cupido, 10, Brandon Louw, 12, Brad Louw, 10, Athena Cupido, 4, and Danté Cupido, 6, all from Manenberg. Manenberg families enjoy a day of sun, sand and sea at Strandfontein Pavilion tidal pool on Saturday January 4. Lohn Marcus, 6, from Morgens Village, her brother Elren, 11, and his friend Matthew Erasmus, 12, from Lentegeur. Families spent a day swimming and sun bathing on the beach. Lohn Marcus, 6, from Morgens Village, her brother Elren, 11, and his friend Matthew Erasmus, 12, from Lentegeur. 1 of 4last_img read more

Barclays hunts for new GC as legal in-tray mounts

first_imgBarclays’ general counsel Mark Harding is to retire after a decade in the post, the bank announced.Group finance director Chris Lucas is also stepping down, though both senior executives will remain until successors are found.Commenting on the departures, group chief executive Antony Jenkins described the bank as being ‘at an inflection point’ in its ‘journey towards becoming the “go-to” bank’. He also stressed the contribution Harding and Lucas had made to the Barclays’ strategic review, the outcome of which will soon be made public.The review, Harding added, ‘provides an obvious transition point, and one which I have decided to take’.Barclays said the time needed to find replacements will be ‘considerable’. The next general counsel will face a sizeable in-tray of unresolved legal risks for the group. While the bank agreed to pay a £290m fine to settle the UK-US regulatory probe into Libor-fixing, the settlement has no bearings on worldwide civil claims arising from Libor-fixing.The bank has set aside £450m to settle claims related to mis-selling of derivatives products to businesses. Last week the Financial Services Authority reported that a review of 173 such sales by Barclays and three other banks to SMEs showed regulatory breaches in 90% of such sales.In other news, it was reported that the FSA and the Serious Fraud Office were investigating whether Barclays provided a loan to Qatar to fund its cash call in 2008, during its successful attempt to avoid a state bailout at the height of the financial crisis.Harding is likely to be still in post when Barclays announces the results of its biennial review of law firm panels, due in June. Barclays’ annual legal spend, on some 1,000 in-house lawyers and a panel of external law firms, is estimated at £100m.last_img read more

Keysight Gains GCF Approval for 5G NR Mobile Device Certification

first_imgKeysight has gained Global Certification Forum (GCF) approval for 5G New Radio (NR) Non-Standalone (NSA) test cases, enabling the mobile ecosystem to accelerate protocol and radio frequency (RF) device certification.Keysight’s 5G Conformance Toolset, which supports both Protocol and RF/RRM, achieved GCF approval on January 16, 2019, at the recent Conformance and Interoperability Agreement Group meeting. The toolset, part of Keysight’s 5G network emulation solution portfolio, has obtained approval for both GCF and PTCRB device certification and supports the industry’s widest range of GCF RF and protocol 5G NR NSA test cases and frequency band combinations. Protocol and RF conformance tests are a key enabler for chipset, device manufacturers and test labs to validate the performance of new 5G designs.Last month, Keysight announced that the company’s 5G Conformance Toolset was first to gain both 3GPP RAN5 and PTCRB approval for 5G NR device certification. Keysight’s suite of 5G network emulation solutions leverages Keysight’s UXM 5G Wireless Test Platform to address device development workflow from early design to acceptance and manufacturing. The compact solution supports the device certification process and scales to facilitate mobile device verification, as well as certification across RF, radio resource management (RRM) and protocol. The toolset also enables users to certify new designs across both FR1 (sub-6GHz frequencies) and FR2 (mmWave frequencies).Click here for additional information about Keysight’s 5G solutions.last_img read more

GAME NOTES: Argos to Face UAH in Homecoming Game Friday Night

first_imgGAME NOTES: Argos to Face UAH in Homecoming Game Friday Night Share PENSACOLA, Fla. – After multiple events on campus this week, including an Extreme Makeover: Home Edition pep rally and a concert by Ludacris, the focus turns to the UWF Soccer Complex on Friday as the Argonauts take center stage for the homecoming game.  UWF (6-4-2, 3-0 GSC) will host Alabama-Huntsville (2-9, 1-1) on Friday night at 7:30 p.m., and the Argos will return to the field against Delta State on Sunday at 3 p.m.COMPLETE GAME NOTESNOTES & PROGRAMS PAGEMILESTONE AHEAD: Head coach Bill Elliott is approaching his 200th career win as a men’s soccer head coach, as he currently stands at 199-95-27 (.662) in his 16th season at UWF and 18th overall.  Elliott led Tennessee Wesleyan to a 17-14-1 (.547) record in two seasons before amassing a mark of 182-81-26 (.675) at West Florida.  The Tennessee grad also has 115 wins in his career as a women’s head coach after two years at TWC and nine leading the UWF women.  Combining his marks as both a men’s and women’s coach, Elliott is 314-147-33 (.669) in 27 combined seasons.GSC REGULAR SEASON FINALE: The Argonauts will close out regular season Gulf South Conference play this weekend against UAH and Delta State.  The Argos have already clinched a spot in the GSC Tournament at Brosnaham Park in Pensacola on Nov. 5 and 7, and with two wins this weekend they can clinch the top seed and go undefeated in GSC play.  UWF is looking for a fifth straight conference championship and the eighth in program history.REGIONAL RANKINGS: The second set of NCAA regional rankings was released this week, and UWF moved up to No. 2 in the South behind Rollins.  The top four teams in the South Region will earn bids to the NCAA tournament, regardless of conference affiliation.  The top-rated team is eligible to host the regional tournament, providing it placed a bid to host and has adequate facilities and accommodations for teams and fans.  The No. 2 ranking is UWF’s highest since the first regional poll of the 2008 season.  The Argos were the top seed in the region during the 2006 and 2007 seasons when UWF hosted the South Regional.MR. ASSIST: Frank Cope continues to be a standout player in the midfield for West Florida.  The junior out of Mobile leads the team with six assists and 27 shots, and he also ranks ninth in the nation in assists and 23rd in assists per game (0.55).  Last year, Stephen Munoz led the team with six assists.  The program’s single season record in assists is held by current assistant coach Felipe Lawall, who set the mark in UWF’s NCAA semifinalist run in 2006.SCOUTING THE OPPOSITION: Alabama-Huntsville was UWF’s top competitor in the GSC last season, as the two teams battled to a scoreless tie in the regular season and West Florida then defeated UAH in the GSC finals 2-0.  UAH is off to a slow start this season, as the Chargers hold a record of 2-9 overall and a 1-1 GSC mark.  UAH has had trouble scoring this year, totaling just six goals all year.  Delta State is 4-9 overall and 1-2 in GSC play heading into the weekend.  DSU goalkeeper Flavio Romero has totaled 81 saves and ranks 10th in Division II with 6.58 saves per game.GSC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Marquel Waldron earned his second straight GSC Defender of the Week award on Tuesday, and the honor was also the third of his three-year career.  UWF has had four GSC Players of the Week and three Defenders of the Week so far this season.UWF GSC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK   9/7 – Matthew Aldred   9/14 – Daniel Martini   9/28 – Andre Verardi   10/5 – Sean ReynoldsUWF GSC DEFENDERS OF THE WEEK9/28 – Ramon Sealy10/5 – Marquel Waldron10/12 – Marquel WaldronINJURY TROUBLES: Defender Nikola Kljaic and midfielders Richard Dixon and Bruno Ferreira were all in the opening day starting lineup, and all three have each missed at least five games with injuries.  Forwards Matthew Aldred and Jimmy Merritt have also been out with injuries, and both players were projected to play major roles in the team’s offensive strategy.  Stephen Munoz also sat out the season’s first seven games, but he is back in the lineup now.TIGHT GAME AT MONTEVALLO: The Argonauts’ 2-1 loss at No. 20 Montevallo on Tuesday was the team’s first setback in almost a month, with the last one coming at Saint Leo on Sept. 19.  UWF is now 1-2 against ranked teams, including a 2-1 win over Lynn, who was ranked No. 7 at the time and is now No. 15.FOUR-PEAT: With their fourth straight GSC title in 2009, the Argos became the first men’s team in school history to complete such a task.  The UWF men’s golf team won three in a row on two separate occasions (2001-03, 2006-08).  On the women’s side, the Argos golf and tennis teams have each won five conference titles in a row; the women’s tennis team accomplished the feat from 1998-02, and the women’s golf team has won the last five in a row (2006-10).GAME-WINNING GOALS: Sean Reynolds scored his second straight game-winning goal in UWF’s 4-1 win over Christian Brothers last weekend.  Reynolds had scored his first two goals of the season the previous game in a 2-0 win at Harding, and he came back with the go-ahead goal against CBU.  Reynolds and Andre Verardi each have two game-winners this season; Verardi’s came in the season opener at Spring Hill and then at home in a 2-1 win over Lynn.MUNOZ BACK IN ACTION: Last year’s leading scorer Stephen Munoz has appeared in the last five games and started the last two after missing the first stretch of the season with an injury.  As a freshman, Munoz scored nine goals with six assists.  The forward from Lake Mary scored his first goal of the season at Montevallo on Tuesday.ACTIVE OFFENSIVE LEADERS: With Stephen Munoz’s first goal of the season, he increased his career total to 10, and he is the team’s active leader in both goals (10) and points (26).  Richard Dixon trails Munoz in both categories at seven goals and 19 points.  Frank Cope is the team’s active leader in assists with eight, and Munoz is two behind with six.KEITH SAVAGE UPDATE: One of the top players in GSC history, UWF grad Keith Savage just finished his third season of professional soccer.  The Gulf Breeze native was drafted and played for Chivas USA of the MLS in 2008, making three starts and appearing in six games.  In 2009, he was picked up by the Portland Timbers of the USL-1.  After fighting an injury early in the 2010 season, Savage returned to the field and appeared in 10 games with eight starts while notching one assist.  The Timbers were eliminated from postseason play on Sunday after losing an aggregate-goal two-game series to the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1.MORE ALUMNI UPDATES: Former All-American defender and graduate assistant coach Eduardo Oliveira has taken a position as assistant coach for the Brazil U-20 women’s junior national team.  Also, former Argonaut midfielder Matt Williams received an invitation for a professional tryout in New Zealand.Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Elliott Purdom holds a goals against average of 1.24 this season (Photo by Jim Hogue) last_img read more

Chelsea: Antonio Conte wants to keep Juan Cuadrado

first_imgNew Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says Colombia winger Juan Cuadrado is part of his plans at Stamford Bridge.Cuadrado, 28, shone in Serie A and the 2014 World Cup before joining the Blues for £23.3m from Fiorentina in February 2015, but failed to score in 13 games.He was loaned to Juventus last season, scoring four goals in 28 appearances to help them to the league and cup double.“I wanted him when I was Juventus coach. He will come back very soon and train and play with us,” said Conte.“Now, he’s a Chelsea player and he’ll stay with us. If something changes you’ll know.”The arrival of Pedro at Chelsea from Barcelona last August saw Cuadrado join Conte’s former club Juventus on loan five days later.As well as playing a significant part in Juventus’ successful season, he also helped Colombia to a third-place finish at the Copa America this summerlast_img read more

JBC wants heavyweight revival

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 “We plan to have a test for the heavyweight category by the end of the year if there are about 10 able boxers. Hopefully, we can start heavyweight matches next year,” Yasukochi said.In addition, the JBC plans to introduce on Sept. 24 the rankings for the cruiserweight, light heavyweight and super middleweight divisions — three classes Japan has previously not had due to a shortage of talent. center_img The Japan Boxing Commission will bring back the domestic heavyweight rankings for the first time in 51 years, senior JBC official Tsuyoshi Yasukochi said Thursday.Noboru Kataoka won a national heavyweight title match in May 1957 but the JBC scrapped the weight division the following year after no challengers appeared for more than six months.last_img read more