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October 19, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img“I have had the pleasure of helping many children in Los Alamos make and eat their first s’more!” Mackey said. Kiwanis has supported Family Nights almost from its inception, and it is due to their support that the program is continuing, thanks to this most recent grant. PEEC News: “While PEEC offers many programs to connect families with nature and each other, Family Nights are special because they are held in the evening and can reach children with working parents. We’re so grateful to Kiwanis for giving free Family Nights to the whole community,” Bruell said. Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is impacting the lives of children and families throughout the world and here at home in Los Alamos. Family Nights are a beloved local program for families. Since 2017, hundreds of people have come to Family Nights at the nature center to hear stories, sing songs, create crafts and learn about our local nature together. Family Nights take place once a month, on the second Tuesday, throughout the year. The most popular Family Nights take place in the summer around a campfire, with songs, games and s’mores.center_img PEEC’s Executive Director Katie Bruell accepts a check from members of the Kiwanis Boys and Girls Committee. Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos will continue to support PEEC’s monthly Family Nights. From left, Linda Daly, Rita Bronson, Melissa Mackey, Bruell and Philo Shelton. Courtesy/Kiwanis The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) wishes to thank the Kiwanians for continuing to make Family Nights at the Los Alamos Nature Center possible through their generous support. Tuesday, Aug. 27, the Kiwanis Club presented a check to PEEC Executive Director Katie Bruell and PEEC contract educator Melissa Mackey during the regular Kiwanis meeting. Kiwanis empowers communities to improve the world by making lasting differences in the lives of children. Through their support of Family Nights, they are achieving their mission in Los Alamos. About PEEC: 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

September 28, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Actress Lori Loughlin is scheduled to be back in a Boston courtroom Tuesday for a hearing in the college admissions scandal. She and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, are accused of paying bribes to get their daughters into college. Both have pleaded not guilty to fraud and money laundering charges.In court, the two will face a series of questions from the judge over the potential implications of presenting a united legal fight.“The concern here is that this law firm cannot zealously represent Loughlin and her husband because they might be pointing fingers at each other,” former federal prosecutor Laurie Levenson tells CBS News.Prosecutors say the pair paid $500,000 to get their two daughters admitted to the University of Southern California as crew recruits, even though they were not competitive rowers. A joint defense could prevent their attorneys from using evidence that could be favorable to one of them if it implicates the other.“The benefit for Lori Loughlin and her husband is that there’s strength in having a joint defense,” Levenson said. “That they’ll stand in unity and say this is an unfair prosecution. The risk in them sticking together in a joint defense is that they both could go down.”Thirty-three parents have been charged in connection with paying mastermind Rick Singer’s organization to get their children into top universities. So far, 14 have pleaded guilty.Three parents who have already pleaded guilty, including actress Felicity Huffman, will learn their sentences in two weeks. Prosecutors have recommended she serve four months behind bars. Related Articles:Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman among dozens charged in college admissions bribery scheme Author: CBSWriter:WINK News Published: August 27, 2019 1:15 PM EDT BOSTON (CBS) Legal strategy of Lori Loughlin and husband in college admissions scandal could backfire Recommended Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SAT results leaked, national testing security further scrutinized SHARElast_img read more

September 28, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgAfter closing offices, furloughing staff, cutting salaries and suspending partner pay earlier this year, the legal profession has begun to relax its coronavirus measures. However, as firms forecast a difficult year ahead, the future for hundreds of solicitors remains uncertain.International firm Osborne Clarke said all 83 of its furloughed staff returned to work at the start of this month. However, managing partner Ray Berg said the rest of the year ‘still looks unpredictable in terms of recovering from the pandemic and the end of the Brexit transition period in December’.Meanwhile, Withers originally had 57 members of staff on furlough and 21 have now been brought back on a permanent basis. The firm recently announced a bumper set of financial results, saying its clients are ‘very active in volatile times’.Less than 15% of staff at Shakespeare Martineau were furloughed during lockdown and their salaries were topped up to 90% between April and June. 47 returned in some capacity in July, however some staff will remain on furlough in August and September. Watson Farley Williams has brought back 29 employees, having furloughed 49 staff members in April. Earlier this year, the practice also asked some staff to work reduced hours as a result of ‘operational requirements’.City firm Hogan Lovells did not make use of the government retention scheme, but said it had ‘furloughed’ staff in the sense that they were not required to work (their salaries were still paid by the firm). A ‘small number’ of UK staff have yet to return to their roles.At Gowling WLG, some employees remain on furlough and their return dates will vary depending on their role and business needs. Everyone returning over the coming weeks will be home working as the firm’s UK offices are not yet open.All staff who were furloughed at Slater and Gordon are now back at work. However, the firm is due to move out of its London office next month in a move to full-time remote working.Magic circle firm Allen & Overy did not furlough staff and said it is entering the next phase of its London reopening on 7 September, with people having access to the office on alternate weeks. Meanwhile, Freshfields’ Fleet Street office is now open to a small number of people who cannot work from home. It has been reported that a wave of staff will move into the firm’s new premises, 100 Bishopsgate, in September. Elsewhere in the City, lawyers at Ashurst began returning on 2 July and CMS began a ‘limited and voluntary’ return to its offices in London, Manchester and Sheffield on 13 July.Regional law societies have warned that solicitors could face redundancy once the government’s job retention scheme ends on 31 October. In Leeds, the majority of high street firms furloughed between 30% and 40% of staff in the first two months of lockdown, according to comments made by Leeds Law Society at a recent Gazette roundtable. Managing partners have now started to bring staff back to work and the figure has shrunk to 10%. However, solicitors fear those who remain furloughed could lose their jobs.Meanwhile, Birmingham Law Society’s new president, Inez Brown, told the Gazette that she is already being told that there will be job losses after 31 October.‘Firms need to be careful they don’t make their high skilled solicitors redundant because when things improve in six months’ or 12 months’ time and the economy is doing much better they are going to need to start recruiting – and the very skilled people they have made redundant will have gone elsewhere,’ Brown warned.last_img read more

September 28, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgAUSTRIAN Federal Railways confirmed on April 17 that it had exercised an option to buy a fleet of Talent electric multiple-units from Bombardier Transportation and Elin EBG Traction, at a total value of 166m euros. The deal is the first to be agreed under a ’framework contract’ negotiated last year (RG 10.00 p627).The initial build covers a fleet of 40 four-car EMUs to replace ageing Class 4020 EMUs on the Wien S-Bahn network, plus a further 11 three-car sets for regional services. The units will be built at Bombardier’s plants in Germany, with Elin supplying the electrical equipment. Delivery is scheduled to start in mid-2003.The articulated four-car sets will be 67m long, with seats for around 200 people. The regional units will carry 150 in a 52m length. Both versions will have low-floor entrances 590mm above rail to allow easy boarding and alighting from low platforms. nlast_img read more

September 28, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgA raft of changes to the management positions at Russian Railways was announced in late January. Following the promotion of Mikhail Akulov (photo) to the position of Vice-President, Peter Ivanov is to succeed him as head of the Federal Passenger Company, RZD’s inter-city business unit. Victor Golomolzin has been appointed Director-General of the Kaliningradskaya Railway, while Vladimir Goloskokov has been appointed to the same role at the Oktyabrskaya Railway, following the promotion of Valinsky Sergeyevich to RZD Vice-President. Vladimir Pyastolova becomes Director-General of the Severo-Kavkazskaya Railway, the North Caucasian network headquartered in Rostov-na-Donu.last_img read more

September 26, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgEthiopian troops fighting terrorist Islamist group al-Shabab have pulled out of a key military base in central Somalia’s Hiran region, following an artillery fire on their base overnight reports AFP.The soldiers fighting under the African Union mission banner withdrew from the El-Ali base on Tuesday morning, giving the terrorist group, Shabaab, to reoccupy the town.“The Ethiopian troops pulled out of El-Ali town early this morning,” said Somali security official Abdirisak Moalim Ahmed, adding the reason for the withdrawal was unclear.The Ethiopian troops are said to be heading to the provincial capital Beledweyne which is about 70 kilometres away from the twon.“El-Ali is at least the second town Ethiopian troops have vacated in recent weeks, after abandoning nearby Moqokori. No explanation has been given by the Ethiopian military while the spokesman for the AU Mission in Somalia (Amisom) did not respond to requests for comment.” Says the AFP reportAccording to Ahmed resident, traders and Somali security forces have also abandoned the town after the troops pulled out.last_img read more

September 26, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgA man wearing a mask as a preventive measure against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus walks in an empty taxi park in Kampala, Uganda, on March 26, 2020. PHOTO | BADRU KATUMBA | AFP File photo: A man wearing a mask as a preventive measure against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus walks in an empty taxi park in Kampala, Uganda, on March 26, 2020. PHOTO | BADRU KATUMBA | AFP.Around $1 trillion of debt owed by developing countries would be cancelled under a global deal proposed by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on Thursday to help them overcome the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.The world’s developing economies, which were already struggling with a rapidly growing debt burden, must now confront a record global downturn, plummeting prices for their oil and commodities exports and weakening local currencies.At the same time, they need to spend more money on healthcare and to protect their economies. Some 64 low-income countries currently spend more on debt service than their health systems, according to UNCTAD.“This is a world where defaults by developing nations on their debt is inevitable,” Richard Kozul-Wright, director of UNCTAD’s Division on Globalisation and Development Strategies, said during a video conference with journalists.In a report calling for a plan to relieve developing countries’ debt burden, UNCTAD estimated their liquidity and financing requirements due to the pandemic amount to at least $2.5 trillion.High-income developing countries have debt service obligations of between $2 to $2.3 trillion in 2020 and 2021 alone, while middle and low-income countries have debt service obligations of $700 billion to $1.1 trillion.Having poured some $8 trillion into stimulus for their own economies, the Group of 20 wealthy nations (G20) last week agreed to suspend the bilateral debt service payments by the world’s poorest countries until the end of the year.“It’s kicking the can down the road,” Kozul-Wright said. “You extend the problem and you pretend it’s going to go away in two or three years time if growth picks up in the world economy. We don’t think this is credible.”UNCTAD calculated the G20’s debt moratorium would cover $20 billion of public debt to official bilateral creditors.An additional $8 billion would be included if all private creditors joined the initiative, and a further $12 billion if all multilateral creditors did as well.Related World Bank: Zambia not in debt distress IMF, World Bank Clear Somalia for Debt Reliefcenter_img #COP22: World Bank says developing nations need more risk management fundslast_img read more

September 26, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share 219 Views   no discussions LocalNewsPolitics PM Skerrit Sworn in as Minister Ahead of Cabinet Appointment Announcements by: – December 17, 2019center_img Tweet Share Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit was sworn in as Minister for Finance, Economic Affairs, Investment, Planning, Sustainable Development, Telecommunications and Broadcasting by His Excellency President of Dominica Charles Savarin at the State House on December 17, 2019.last_img read more

September 24, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgRohde & Schwarz will exhibit innovative solutions for testing automotive radars, vehicle-to-vehicle communciations and automotive bus systems, at Automotive Testing Expo (ATE) 2017 in Stuttgart. Under the motto “Driving tomorrow’s mobility”, the company will demonstrate its expertise as a reliable partner to the automotive industry. Connected cars utilize a large number of wireless applications that must reliably function in parallel. That is where T&M solutions from Rohde & Schwarz come in.Test Solutions for RadarR&S will showcase innovative test solutions for the development and production of automotive radar sensors used in driver assistance systems. One highlight will be the new R&S ATS1000 antenna test system for antennas up into the highest millimeterwave range. The system will be on display as a test solution for automated antenna pattern and power measurements on radar sensors, a solution that delivers precise 3D far-field characterization thanks to the R&S QuickStep test automation software. The system is housed in a portable shielded box, making it ideal for development tasks in the lab and for production environments.The R&S FSW85 high-end signal and spectrum analyzer will also be on display. Featuring a frequency range from 2 Hz to 85 GHz, it is perfect for analyzing automotive radar sensors designed for frequency bands around 24 GHz and 79 GHz. With a bandwidth of 2 GHz, it can demodulate and comprehensively analyze automotive radar signals using the R&S FSW-K6C analysis software for radar signals.Visitors can also check out the ARTS9510 turnkey automotive radar target simulator. Designed for development, validation and production testing of automotive radar sensors, it simulates the distance, speed and size of static and dynamic objects. The easy-to-configure instrument can be integrated into test systems and shielded chambers.Rohde & Schwarz will also present a universal system for testing vehicle keys and their electronic control units within the shielded environment of the R&S TS7124 chamber. Thanks to its modular design, the system can be used to test at the printed board and device level during all product phases – from development to product qualification to mass production. It supports all automotive wireless transmission technologies, including remote keyless entry (RKE), passive entry/passive start (PEPS) and naturally the new time-of-flight (TOF) measurement in both ultrawideband (UWB) and near-field communications via smartphone.Test Solutions for Networked Vehicles and V2XWLAN standard IEEE 802.11p (11p, pWLAN) specifies a technology for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications. Rohde & Schwarz offers several test solutions for development, certification and coexistence tests. One highlight at ATE will be the first test solution that can be integrated into 11p component and device production processes. Based on the R&S CMW100 turnkey production test platform with the R&S CMWrun sequencer software tool, the integrated test concept is designed for fully automated, high-throughput production environments.The security of IP-based data communications also plays a critical role in V2X communications. The R&S CMW-KM052 IP connection security analysis reporting module is unique. It uses R&S Cybersecurity software to analyze IP traffic in realtime in a controlled test environment, allowing developers to detect and close security gaps early in the design process. For the analysis, the R&S CMW500 wideband communication tester establishes the wireless connection and functions as a wireless network during IP data communications with the World Wide Web. Just a single test instrument is needed for analyzing RF in cellular and non-cellular networks, protocol tests and IP application tests as well as for analyzing security-relevant parameters for IP data communications.The testing requirements for automatic car emergency call systems remain a relevant issue, both for the European eCall (mandatory in the EU starting in April 2018) and the Russian ERA-Glonass, which is already in place. Rohde & Schwarz will use the eCall/ERA-Glonass test system, consisting of the R&S CMW500 and the GNSS-capable R&S SMBV100A vector signal generator, to demonstrate its proven solution for standard-compliant, end-to-end testing of eCall/ERA-Glonass modules.Test Solutions for Vehicle Bus Systems and ECUsThe company will show how its R&S RTO2000 digital oscilloscope in combination with the R&S RT ZVC02/04 multichannel power probe determines the power consumption of electronic control units (ECU) in both standby and wake-up mode. With this setup, developers can configure and correlate current and voltage measurements with other analog test signals and digital bus signals over multiple channels and at a high resolution. The multichannel power probe reads the current and voltage and transmits the readings to the oscilloscope where they are synchronized, e.g. with digital bus signals, and displayed. Within the selected current measurement range, it is possible – without switching – to measure very small quiescent currents in the µA or nA range as well as high current peaks up into the A range. With a bandwidth of 1 MHz and a sampling rate of 5 Msample/s, the probes can even acquire very short current or voltage pulses. The R&S RT-ZVC probe can be used to add up to 16 additional test channels to an R&S RTE or R&S RTO oscilloscope.Rohde & Schwarz further supports the automotive industry by offering test solutions for automotive Ethernet that are both comprehensive and compact. The company will present compliance test options for the R&S RTO oscilloscopes for 100Base-T1/BroadR-Reach and, for the first time, for 1000Base-T1. 1000Base-T1 allows transmission rates of up to 1 Gbit/s.For its new R&S RTB2000 digital oscilloscope, Rohde & Schwarz now offers triggering and decoding options that provide cost-effective solutions for design verification, commissioning and troubleshooting of CAN and LIN transmissions. The oscilloscope features a high 10-bit vertical resolution that is unique in this price class, a large 10 Msample memory and a 10.1″ touchscreen. The high 20-bit vertical resolution allows users to perform precise measurements, especially on small signals in the presence of strong signals.The portable R&S Scope Rider RTH oscilloscope is ideal for mobile test applications, e.g. during drive tests. It offers isolated inputs and the functionality and user experience of a modern lab oscilloscope. The compact R&S Scope Rider RTH combines eight test instruments in one and now also offers triggering and decoding solutions for CAN/LIN, CAN-FD and SENT bus signals. All these features combined with easy operation make this handheld oscilloscope ideal for use in the automotive environment.In the R&S Tech Academy, it’s specialists will share their knowledge in five technical workshops that will be held at the Rohde & Schwarz booth. For more information about the R&S Tech Academy and Rohde & Schwarz’s exhibit at the Automotive Testing Expo Europe, click here. For more information about Rohde & Schwarz’s automotive solutions, click here.last_img read more

September 24, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgLeading GPS Security company, infiniDome Ltd, has announced the immediate availability of GPSdome OEM Board, its board-level product line delivering GPS signal protection for UAV/UAS, Fleet Management and Critical Infrastructure.The GPSdome OEM Board is designed for OEMs to fully integrate anti-jamming technology and deliver unmatched power and weight differentiation. For those customers seeking to retrofit their existing larger drones and realize quick time-to-market, infiniDome also offers the simple to mount and ready to deploy GPSdome product in an IP-67 housing that is the size of a deck of playing cards.The GPSdome OEM Board is the industry’s only dual-use (commercial and military) GPS anti-jamming protection offered as a PCB solution. When integrated into a GNSS receiver, GPSdome OEM Board not only detects the attack, but also shields the received signals from being overpowered by jammers. Protecting GPS/GNSS signals ensures continuity of navigation and timing signals which assures normal operations during a jamming attack. These assaults can have drastic effects, including losses in property and services as well as the potential risk to lives.When triggered, GPSdome OEM Board sends an alert and notifies operators of the earliest possible detection of GPS/GNSS interferences. When infiniDome’s CommModule is integrated alongside GPSdome, the alert is sent to infiniCloud – infiniDome’s GPS Security Cloud– where users have access to real-time and statistical data on GPS attacks.After learning from multiple customers that system size, weight and power limitations are getting more stringent, infiniDome addressed these market requirements with the smallest, lightest solution which will have a minimal negative impact on system performance. The matchbook-sized GPSdome OEM Board integrates into the flight controller of drones, the telematics unit for fleets, and inside the time server for critical infrastructure where it delivers signal protection for continuous operation of these mission-critical assets.Click here to see GNSS/GPS OEM Boards from the leading manufacturers.last_img read more