David, Sarah and Emily Sanders hope to brighten the day of a local senior turning 100 years old very soon. Community members are encouraged to help wish this senior a happy 100th birthday by leaving cheerful cards or art work in one of the donation boxes at the Los Alamos or White Rock senior center, or mail to: Our Patriotic Pal 1101 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos, NM 87544. All mail received is quarantined for safety. The goal is to present 100 cards to this wonderful and unsuspecting person on their special birthday. Photo by Linda Sanders
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For the first quarter, the company posted a loss of USD21.2 million, compared with a profit of USD45.4 million, one year ago.Revenues fell about 46 percent to USD71.2 million. Quarterly time charter revenue fell 81 percent to USD6.2 million, while average daily voyage time charter equivalent fell 59 percent to USD11,685 per day.Late last year, TBS took delivery of Zia Belle, expanding its fleet to 47 vessels. It was TBS’s first tweendecker with heavy lift gear and helps the company to meet the shipping needs of clients engaged in energy, mining, steel, construction, and infrastructure development projects.
The Symphony Choir of Cape Town will be performing Mozart’s Requiem on Saturday March 2 at the Lutheran Church in Strand Street, Cape Town, at 7.30pm, under the baton of well-known musical director Alex Fokkens. Pictured is Naomi Fokkens who will be making her debut as a violinist. Tickets cost R200 for reserved seating and R120 for unreserved seating with restricted views and are available at the door or through Quicket at http://qkt.io/Requiem
A renowned solicitor whose politician client was jailed over expenses fraud has himself been struck off the roll after 25 years. The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal ruled that Christopher Charles Edward Hayes, while not ‘fundamentally dishonest’, had acted dishonestly in using funds claimed from a public body.Hayes, 51, had signed contract for the provision of services in August 2005, to fund legal services supplied to his client, Ashley Mote MEP.Mote, the former representative for South East England who had been elected on the UK Independence Party list, was jailed in 2015 for five years for fraudulently claiming almost £500,000 in European Parliament expenses.Hayes faced seven allegations at a five-day SDT hearing in July, with one proved against him.The tribunal ruled that he had permitted his practice, national firm Edward Hayes, to use funds for purposes that he knew were not authorised by the contract.The contract provided that Hayes would be paid £7,000 a month for the first two months and £1,900 a month from November 2005. Over almost four years the firm received £114,568 from the European Parliament.The tribunal heard that Hayes and Mote agreed an annex to the contract worth £14,500, describing the professional charges as ‘advising on matters related to legal and constitutional issues’.But the SDT was driven to the ‘unavoidable conclusion’ that Hayes knew he was acting dishonestly in applying public body funds to civil proceedings brought against his client over a private commercial dispute.The judgment, published this month, states: ‘[Hayes] was a knowledgeable and experienced solicitor and it was so blindingly obvious that these matters were outside the scope of the contract that his evidence that he believed otherwise was incredible.’Hayes was cleared of dishonesty on all other charges, and he attempted to argue for leniency on the basis that misconduct was limited to one part of one file.Hayes had also been the subject of a dawn raid and several hours of police interviews, without charges ever being brought. The tribunal was told his misconduct was isolated and was in the context of acting for a client who was ‘difficult, unpleasant and strong minded’.The tribunal accepted Hayes’ primary motivation was to satisfy an ‘intimidating and difficult’ client. The solicitor had also cooperated fully with the investigation.‘However, as a result of his misconduct the firm had acquired substantial sums of public money to which it was not entitled,’ added the judgment. ‘The tribunal recognised the significant and difficult personal consequences of being struck off the roll, but the protection of the public and of the reputation of the profession took precedence.’Hayes was ordered to pay £86,792 in costs.
Argentina: The government is to call tenders for the design, construction and operation over 30 years of a rail link between the centre of Buenos Aires and Ezeiza Airport, with the fastest journey time over the 40 km not to exceed 40min. Initial proposals include an extension of metro Line E, a branch from the Roca system and a new alignment along the Riachuelo river.Australia: National Rail has ordered 73 wagons for A$10m from ANI Engineering for the transport of steel billet and slab produced by BHP (RG 4.99 p196). Formed of three permanently-coupled platforms, each wagon will have a tare of 51 tonnes and a payload of over 200 tonnes.Queensland Rail’s Redbank workshops has been awarded an A$40m contract to build 400 container flats for completion by December 2000, and upgrade 320 wagons by March next year.Bulgaria: Bulgarian State Railways has awarded Alcatel a FFr66m contract to equip the 200 km Stara Zagora – Burgas route with a communications-based train control system to ETCS Level 1 standard. Due for completion by mid 2000, the project is being funded by the European Union’s Phare programme.China: MTR Corp of Hong Kong has awarded Gammon Construction Ltd a contract to undertake piling and foundation work for the 13ha Tseung Kwan O depot. The 12·5 km Tseung Kwan O extension is due to be completed in December 2002.Dragages et Travaux Publics has been awarded an HK$1·3bn contract to build Hang Hau station on the Tseung Kwan O extension. It includes construction of a public transport interchange and foundation work for six apartment blocks.Kowloon-Canton Railway Corp has awarded Alcatel a 45m euros contract to supply a signalling system for the first phase of the West Rail project from Kowloon to Tuen Mun, scheduled to open in 2003. Seltrac automatic train control should allow peak headways of less than 96sec at speeds of up to 130 km/h.Germany: DB Regio has ordered six driver-training simulators from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH of München for delivery from mid-2000 at a cost of DM33m.Great Britain: The Engineering Link has won a contract to provide design, technical support, project management and certification services for the refurbishment of Northern Spirit’s Class 142 and 158 DMUs at Neville Hill and Heaton depots. Seats, lighting, heating systems, partitions and toilets are to be upgraded on over 60 units at a cost of £5m.Connex Rail has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems Ltd a contract to install and maintain ticket-operated barrier gates at all its London termini, worth £7m over five years. Datel Rail Systems has been awarded a £4·5m contract to install audio and visual passenger information systems at 89 Connex South Central stations.Israel: IR has shortlisted three firms to supply four-car tilting diesel multiple-units: Adtranz (VT612), Fiat (Cummins-engined Pendolinos) and Talgo (push-pull trainsets). General Manager Amos Uzani is keen to use tilting sets to reinstate inter-city services between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, where they could average 105 km/h on the sharply curved 88 km line. South Africa Spoornet has awarded Alstom a contract to supply Agate control electronics for the rebuilding of Class 6E electric locomotives, with deliveries due to begin this June. Three prototypes are expected to be followed by 99 series rebuilds.Spain: The Ministry of Development has awarded a consortium of Dimetronic and Adtranz Signal a Pts3·8bn contract to install centralised traffic control between Casetas and Alsasua. Work is due to begin this year and take 30 months to complete.GIF has awarded Corsan SA and Corviam SA a Pts3·8bn civil works contract for 8·2 km of the Madrid – Barcelona high speed line in Madrid, and FCC Construcción a Pts8·7bn contract to build 21 km between Bardallur and Zaragoza. Bids have been invited for the 21·2 km section avoiding Zaragoza and 7·2 km of junctions.The Ministry of Development has called tenders for upgrading the Arbo – Salvaterra and Caldelas – Guillarei sections of the Monforte de Lemos – Vigo main line, expected to take 26 months within a budget of Pts2·5bn. Work on the 24·4 km will include 11·7 km of new construction as well as modifications to electrification and signalling.Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Railways has ordered 15 DMUs from Sifang Locomotive & Rolling Stock Factory of China for US$36·8m.Tunisia: SNCFT has ordered 21 locomotives for inter-city passenger service from General Motors of Canada for C$55m. Funding has been provided under a C$100m line of credit from Canada’s Export Development Corp.USA: Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway has awarded Alstom Signalling Inc a contract to supply its Transportation Management System, which will be used to control 300 km of CTC and unsignalled track from EJ&E’s Joliet headquarters.Harmon Industries subsidiary SESCO Inc has been awarded a $6·2m contract to design and install a communications and central control system for Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s LRT extensions to Garland and Plano, and upgrade equipment on the existing network. Work on the 38·4 km extensions is due for completion in 2003.MotivePower Industries subsidiaries G&G Locotronics and Q-Tron have been awarded contracts totalling $3m, with G&G to supply 30 electrical cabinets for the rebuilding of 30 GM SD40-2 locomotives. Amtrak has ordered 14 QTRAC-1000 traction control kits from Q-Tron for a locomotive rebuilding programme.USA: Power generator Texas Utilities has purchased three former Ferrocarriles Nacionales de Mexico General Electric E60C-2 electric locos of 6000hp to operate lignite shuttle trains at its Martin Lake plant, replacing E25Bs dating from the 1970s.San Francisco Municipal Railway has awarded Booz·Allen & Hamilton a $9·3m contract to undertake an engineering review as well as quality assurance and testing of 59 LRVs ordered from Breda, scheduled for delivery between November 1999 and September 2001. The consultancy will also supervise door and other modifications to 77 existing Breda LRVs.Uzbekistan: Uzbek Railways has signed an A$1·2m contract with Queensland Rail Consulting Services of Australia for the provision of management advice. A team of consultants is to visit UR for up to six months.
FRANCE: Alstom Transport announced orders for a further 22 Coradia Polyvalent regional multiple-units on January 4, firm contracts within the framework agreement which the manufacturer signed with SNCF in October 2009.The latest orders are worth €125m and cover 10 Régiolis units for the Poitou-Charentes region and 12 for Auvergne. The trainsets are being ordered by SNCF on behalf of the regions which are funding the purchase. Firm contracts have now been placed for 164 Coradia Polyvalent electric and electro-diesel units, and Alstom expects the total could reach 1 000 units worth more than €7bn. Alstom expects to roll out the first unit at its Reichshoffen plant in Alsace in June, with deliveries to begin in 2013.
Kismayo Airport Refurbished File photo shows passengers disembark from Condor Airline’s Flight DE 2295 at the Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek, capital of Namibia, July 7, 2016. (Xinhua/Nampa)Namibia planned to open its flagship international Airport, Hosea Kutako International Airport, to leisure travelers and tourists from September 1, Minister of Environment, Forestry and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta said Tuesday.The move is meant to breathe life into the country’s tourism industry battered financially by the COVID-19 pandemic which has stopped inbound travels from March.According to Shifeta the implementation of the international traveling into Namibia will be accompanied by very strict COVID-19 health guidelines.Among some of the new regulations for entry is that entry to the country will only be allowed via Hosea Kutako International Airport.“All travelers must present a negative PCR test result, not older than 72 hours before boarding the plane and to be allowed to enter Namibia,” he said.“All travelers will be required to stay for 7 days at their first tourist facility of booking, which must be duly registered with the Namibia Tourism Board and certified by the Ministry of Health and Social Services.”The Namibian minister also added that tourists must proceed directly to their first accommodation from the airport and no overnight or stopovers are permitted.All tourism establishments must observe the general health and safety protocols as stipulated by the Ministry of Health and Social Services, and detailed COVID-19 protocols for all operations in the tourism sector have been put in place by the Namibia Tourism Board.“All tourism and hospitality establishments, facilities and enterprises must prior to receiving guests obtain a health certification license/permit in compliance with the provision of the protocols for the international tourism revival initiative,” he said.Related Namibia to open up borders for tourists in August Namibia shuts harbour town airport after two coronavirus infections
Matt Medley Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. Related TopicsClevelandMidview MiddiesOhio High School HockeyOHSAASaint IgnatiusSt. Ignatius Wildcats BROOKLYN, OHIO – The OHSAA Hockey District Sectionals continued Saturday afternoon with a quarterfinal match between #1 St. Ignatius and #9 Midview.Ignatius continued their impressive season and scored eight unanswered goals to top Midview 9-1.Ignatius got out to an early 1-0 lead, but Midview tied it up at the 5:04 mark of the first period.Ignatius scored two more in the period to enter the intermission leading 3-1.Ignatius came out on fire to start the second period, scoring four goals in the first three minutes to make it 7-1.Midview Goaltender Jared Meredith repelled a barrage of shots the rest of the frame and Ignatius led by six heading into the final period.Ignatius scored two more goals in the first four minutes of the third period and would add one more tally a few minutes later and go on to win 9-1.Jared Stepka scored three goals, Connor Koehnke and Aidan Spellacy each scored two, Cam Gerard and Bain Kurtz each scored one.The lone goal for Midview was scored by Nicholas Verlotti.Midview Goaltender Meredith made a tremendous 62 saves on the day.Midview’s great run comes to an end with a record of 13-14-2.St. Ignatius moves on to face #5 Holy Name in the District Semi-Finals. Face-off is set for 7 PM Tuesday night at the John M. Coyne Recreation Center.