Live In Los Alamos: Max Gomez; Leslie Stevens Dec. 29

first_imgMax Gomez will be joined on stage by Leslie Stevens. Photo by Julia BrokawStevens also will entertain the crowd with her own work before Gomez takes the stage. New Mexico’s own Max Gomez makes his fifth annual visit up the Hill Dec. 29 to bring his folk-Americana to the good people of Los Alamos at Fuller Lodge.  He will once again be backed by some of the finest musicians in New Mexico and will bring a rising talent who he works with in his new base of Los Angeles, Leslie Stevens. Music begins at 7:30 p.m., though dinner from Muy Salsas and beer and wine from Bathtub Row will be available at 6:30 p.m. when the doors open.  Gomez’s shows have sold out about a week in advance the past three years and a third of all tickets have already sold, so interested parties are encouraged to purchase tickets early. They are available for $25 at Los Alamos Schools Credit Union (cash or check only), or online for $28.50 at liveinlosalamos.com. COMMUNITY News:center_img Gomez promises to roll out some of his new material while intermixing plenty of the tunes his audience has come to love over the years. A few tunes will be done with Stevens, whose songwriting captures elements of pure county and some more unorthodox approaches.  Musician Max Gomez performs Dec. 29. Courtesy photo Gomez has won a loyal following among locals with his heartfelt lyrics, unorthodox finger-picking on the guitar and willingness to recruit others to entertain his followers in town.  last_img read more

REV Group Appoints Ian Walsh As Chief Operating Officer

first_imgREV Group Inc., a manufacturer of specialty vehicle brands, announced that Ian Walsh has been appointed chief operating officer, effective June 1. Walsh replaces Thomas Phillips, who will remain at the company in an advisory capacity through the end of fiscal year 2018 in order to ensure a smooth transition.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementWalsh joins REV Group from Textron Inc., where he most recently served as president and CEO of TRU Simulation and Training. Walsh’s career with Textron began in 1999 at Bell Helicopter and progressed through leadership roles of increasing responsibility, including senior vice president and general manager of Lycoming Engines and senior vice president and general manager of Textron’s Weapon & Sensor Systems business.Sullivan commented, “Ian’s background in operations will be an important asset to our team as we seek to instill a culture of operational excellence across our company’s diverse and expanding product portfolio. As we continue our transition to an operating company, we’ve begun implementing initiatives to grow the business and deliver ongoing profitability improvements. Ian’s oversight will enhance these efforts as we seek to establish firm leadership position in the specialty vehicle industry. Ian’s expertise will add necessary depth and expertise to our management team, and we look forward to his contributions as we pursue our long-term objectives.”“I would also like to thank Tom Phillips for his support of our team through recent leadership transitions. Since 2015, Tom has been a well-regarded advisor to our management team, and we’re pleased he’s able to support Ian through the remainder of this year. On behalf of our board, our executive leadership and the entire REV Group team, we are grateful for his contributions and wish him well in his retirement.”AdvertisementWalsh is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and achieved the prestigious International Shingo Silver Medallion for Operational Excellence for his work at Lycoming Engines. Prior to joining Textron, he served as an officer and naval aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College, a Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.last_img read more

IWDC celebrates anniversary with charity fundraiser

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Pfeiffer acquisition creates US vacuum leader

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Rail boost in 2014-19 Nation Building investment plan

first_imgAUSTRALIA: Announcing its 2013-14 budget on May 14, the federal government set out a preliminary schedule for the major rail projects to be undertaken within the next Nation Building five-year investment programme, which will run from July 2014 to 2019.The biggest rail projects are A$3bn for the Melbourne Metro suburban rail upgrade programme (RG 5.13 p16), which Infrastructure Australia has identified as a ‘priority’ project of national significance. A 9 km tunnel from South Kensington to South Yarra would support up to 19 extra trains/h, significantly increasing capacity. In an effort to attract private finance, the federal and state governments have agreed that the project would be funded through a combination of up-front grants and availability payments, with the federal government to meet half of each. Details are to be finalised in the coming months. Similarly, Brisbane’s 9·8 km Cross River tunnel between Yeerongpilly and Victoria Park with underground stations at Woolloongabba, Boggo Road, Albert Street and Roma Street is to be funded through a combination of grants and availability payments, with the federal government contributing 50% and guaranteeing private-sector debt for the PPP component. Funding is also to be allocated to the Perth Light Rail project and/or airport rail link. Priorities and construction timetables are to be determined in consultation with the state government, and are subject to an assessment by Infrastructure Australia. Nation Building 2014-19 rail projectsNew South WalesPort Botany upgrade: removal of a level crossing, planning the duplication of the Port Botany Rail Line. Federal contribution: A$40m Port Botany rail upgrade: improve access and connectivity between the port and the future Moorebank Intermodal Terminal, along with planning for the Metropolitan Freight Network. Federal contribution A$75m. Scone Level Crossing: tacking congestion and safety issues. Federal contribution: A$45m. Victoria Melbourne Metro: 9 km tunnel from west of South Kensington to east of South Yarra. Federal contribution: A$3bn. Queensland Brisbane Cross River Rail: 9·8 km tunnel from Yeerongpilly station to Victoria Park, with four underground stations. Federal contribution: A$715m (includes A$100m in 2012-13). South Australia Tonsley Park Public Transport Project: includes doubling a section of the Tonsley Rail Line, and upgrading Clovelly Park and Tonsley stations. Federal contribution: A$31·5m Tasmania Freight Rail Revitalisation: Continue improvements to the main routes, including renewal of 290 track-km. Federal contribution: A$119·6m Western Australia Perth Public Transport Package: Light rail project and/or airport rail link. Federal contribution: A$500m over 10 years.last_img read more

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce sets new 100m record at Grenada Invitational

first_imgST GEORGE’S, Grenada,  CMC – Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce established a new 100 meters record on her way to victory at the Grenada Invitational here on Saturday.Fraser-Pryce, the double Olympic 100m champion, clocked 11.20 seconds to comfortably finish ahead of compatriot Jonelle Smith who was timed at 11.35 and American Aaliyah Brown, who finished third in 10.46 seconds, the same time as Jamaica’s Gayon Evans who placed fourth.The most anticipated event of the night, the men’s 200 meters, did not live up to expectations with favorites Akeem Bloomfield and American Olympic champion Justin Gatlin both pulling up hurt.Despite their absences, Great Britain’s Miguel Francis won the race in a world-leading time of 20.16.Canadian star Andre Degrasse was second in 20.20, with Kyle Greaux of Trinidad and Tobago third in 20.51.Jamaica’s Asafa Powell was noticeably absent from the men’s 100m A race, which was dominated by international athletes.Adam Gemili of Great Britain won gold in 10.10, while Canada’s Aaron Brown was second in 10.13 and Christopher Belcher of the USA third in 10.14.Nesta Carter was the highest finishing Jamaican, placing fifth in 10.26. His teammates Nigel Ellis (10.31) in sixth, Tyquendo Tracey in seventh with 10.32 and Julian Forte eighth in 10.35, rounded out the field.Jamaica’s 2014 Commonwealth Games 110m hurdles champion Andrew Riley won the opening event in a meet record of 13.49, ahead of Gregmar Swift of Barbados in 13.66. Jamaica’s World Under-20 silver medalist Orlando Bennett, formerly of Calabar High, was third in 13.96.last_img read more

NBA launches first African channel on YouTube

first_imgNBA All-Star Game 2019 (Getty Images)The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that it has partnered with Google’s YouTube to launch its first ever channel for fans in the sub-Saharan region.The channel will feature two live games per week in primetime for the rest of the 2018-19 season, including the Playoffs, Conference Finals and The Finals. Aside from the live games, the channel will also showcase the league’s long history of growing basketball at all levels across the continent.The channel will also air original content, from documentaries about African-born players to collaborations with African YouTubers. Fans can also expect a customized weekly magazine show as well as original and archived programming.The first two live game broadcasts will take place this Sunday, March 24, and will feature the Charlotte Hornets hosting the Boston Celtics at 12.00a.m (CAT) followed by the L.A Clippers visiting the New York Knicks at 6.00pm (CAT).NBA Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall, lauded the partnership saying it was an important milestone for the NBA in Africa and that this would be sure to bring excitement of the NBA to more fans in sub-Saharan Africa while celebrating the NBA’s rich history and bright future in Africa.More than 80 former or current NBA players were either born in or have direct family ties to Africa. In the 2018-19 season, there are 13 African-born players listed on NBA rosters.This move is not the only one NBA has made to penetrate the African market, it opened headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2010 and an NBA Academy Africa in 2017. It also held three sold-out Africa Games in Johnnesburg in the same year.Related NBA’s Africa Game returns to South Africa NBA launches junior league in Tanzaniacenter_img NBA Coming to Africa: South Africa to Host NBA Megastars in Exhibition Matchlast_img read more

Ambulance for St Joseph Health District

first_img Share LocalNews Ambulance for St Joseph Health District by: Dominica Vibes News – January 13, 2016 Share Sharing is caring! Minister for Justice, Immigration and National Security, Rayburn Blackmoore presenting the ambulance to Fire Chief Josiah Dupuis while Parliamentary Representative for the St Joseph Constituency, Kelvar Darroux looks onAfter being deprived of an ambulance service for approximately seven months, the St Joseph Fire Station will be furnished with a new ambulance to service the St Joseph Health District.The Ambulance was presented to the Fire & Ambulance Services by Minister for Justice, Immigration and National Security, Rayburn Blackmoore during a handing over ceremony at the Fire Brigade Headquarters on Wednesday 13 January 2016.“We are happy that we were able to ensure that all seven districts are equipped with brand new ambulances, fully equipped to respond to emergencies,” Minister Blackmoore said.In September 2015 two ambulances were presented to the fire services; one of which was handed to the La Plaine Fire Station.Director of Primary Health Care Services, Dr. Laura Esprit said that the new ambulance is a most welcoming gift to the St Joseph Health District following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.“Having a new ambulance will add to the efficiency of the health staff, complementing them; enabling a prompt response, not only to possible fires, but efficient medical and disaster response throughout the district,” Dr. Esprit said.Chief Fire Officer Josiah Dupuis, who urged the fire officers to make the very best use of the ambulance, reminded them that the ambulance is meant to improve pre-hospital service and to serve citizens.“Let us take care of it, let us drive it with every care and caution that will allow for serious longevity of that ambulance at the St Joseph fire station,” Dupuis said.He praised the garage staff for the refurbishment of a passenger bus into a fully furnished ambulance which saved the state in excess of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) if one was procured out of state.Meanwhile, Parliamentary Representative for the St Joseph Constituency, Kelver Darroux who expressed joy that his constituency now has an ambulance, echoed the Fire Chief Dupuis’ call for fire officers to take care of the ambulance.“We do not want to find situations where people call requesting the ambulance and find out that ambulance is broken for whatsoever reason. We want to ensure that it is taken care of and that when individuals in the community and district call for the services the ambulance is available,” Darroux said.– / 5center_img Tweet Share 271 Views   one commentlast_img read more

ON Semiconductor Collaborates With SIGFOX and ARM for Rapid IoT Deployment

first_imgON Semiconductor recently announced two major strategic developments to enable rapid deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Working in conjunction with SIGFOX, ON Semiconductor has confirmed that its AX-SFEU system-on-chip (SoC) is now fully SIGFOX Ready certified for optimal two-way communication in Europe with certification underway for the US. Through the AX-SF SoC, plus its accompanying library and development system, IoT developers will be able to easily use SIGFOX’s long range, two-way global IoT network – resulting in a low cost, low-power device-to-cloud connectivity solution that is highly optimized for environmental sensors, smart meters, patient monitors, security devices, streetlights and a broad spectrum of other industrial and consumer-oriented applications.This SoC draws under 10 milliamperes (mA) of current when receiving data and has a sensitivity of -129 decibel-milliwatt (dBm) at 600 bits/second (bps) with GFSK modulation. The reference design, which does not require an expensive front-end module, features a 23 dBm transmitter and has only a 220 mA current consumption, enabling designers to markedly extend communication range while maximizing battery life.ON Semiconductor also announced that they are now an official ARM mbed partner. This NCS36510 2.4 gigahertz (GHz) IEEE 802.15.4 compliant transceiver platform will include the mbed OS and Thread stack. Access to the ARM mbed ecosystem in combination with Thread will again prove highly beneficial for IoT developers, helping them to produce more agile, robust, cost-effective solutions with end-to-end security and lower power budgets that better address their application demands.They are committed to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of innovative low power wireless solutions to enable the rapid deployment of IoT devices and solutions. Its AX-SF ultra-low power sub GHz solution gives developers robust and reliable two-way connectivity to the SIGFOX global network. Meanwhile for the LAN environment, their industry leading 802.15.4 platform based on the NCS36510 now provides users access to the ARM mbed ecosystem coupled with the benefits of Thread for security and interoperability. SIGFOX, in combination with Thread, also has great potential for use cases where multiple connectivity solutions can be mixed to create new user experiences.last_img read more