Los Alamos School Board Selects 100% Remote Learning

first_imgLAPS News:The LAPS School Board voted Tuesday night to open schools with 100 percent remote learning for all students.Any change to the hybrid model will include a 4-week lead time and be based upon meeting criteria developed by LAPS staff and approved by the School Board, subject to PED requirements and Health Orders. “Even though this was a very challenging decision, the safety and well-being of our students and staff take priority,” Board President Ellen Ben-Naim said. “By implementing a fully remote model for all students, we are ensuring that our students receive quality learning while preventing the potential spread of COVID-19.” School begins Thursday, Aug. 13 for all students registered with LAPS. Teachers will report Aug. 5.The School Board had considered a hybrid model, which would limit the number of students present in the building at any given time, but members agreed that it is important to make a decision that is the safest for staff and students and enables teachers to have time to prepare. Teachers and staff will have opportunities to develop their remote learning skills through professional development and access to tools and resources to enhance online learning.The Safe Start Task Force has been working on a plan for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. Click here to see the report.“We extend thanks and appreciation to the Safe-Start Task Force which is highly representative of our diverse community,” Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus said. “They have diligently taken into account all considerations on this topic.”LAPS has solicited feedback from staff, parents, students and community members on the safe start of school, which has been considered in making this decision. “We are confident that high quality teaching and learning will still occur, but we need to work together to make it possible,” Steinhaus said.LAPS staff will begin planning this morning for the 100 percent remote learning. More information will be sent to parents to help with preparing students for the start of school.last_img read more

Gas mixers order for Witt Gas Techniques

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Sokol tested on Shcherbinka loop

first_imgRUSSIA’S prototype Sokol high speed train has completed over 10000 km of test runs and is due to end its programme of trials by the middle of this year. This should pave the way for series production to go ahead at the Transmash plant in Tikhvin – the Ministry of Railways is forecasting that demand will total 70 to 90 trainsets, each of 12 cars, by 2010.After the initial tests (RG 9.99 p567), the 1520mm gauge six-car trainset was moved to the Chudovo – Lyuban section at the northern end of the 654 km Moscow – St Petersburg main line, where it attained a maximum speed of 160 km/h. Tests covered all mechanical equipment, including the couplers, and the asynchronous traction package.The aluminium-bodied unit then underwent further trials at Shcherbinka, south of Moscow, where the All Russia Railway Research Institute has a 6 km loop available for continuous running. It is here that virtually all Russian Railways’ rolling stock undergoes testing and acceptance trials. Shcherbinka was the testing ground for Russia’s only other high speed electric trainset, the ER200, which attained 206 km/h on the main loop in 1975.Work on the Sokol unit at Shcherbinka covers a range of braking tests, including performance of the disc brakes, of which there are four on trailing axles. Both power and trailer bogies have a 3000mm wheelbase.On completion of trials at Shcherbinka, the dual-voltage (25 kV 50Hz, 3 kV DC) train will again run on the Moscow – St Petersburg main line, where it is expected to attain its maximum speed of 250 km/h on a specially equipped section of track.Preparations for series production of Sokol units are meanwhile being made at the Transmash plant in Tikhvin. nCAPTION: Main picture: Arctic conditions at Shcherbinka earlier this year gave design engineers the opportunity to check the performance of traction and other sensitive equipmentRight: Sergei Smirnov, a driver at the All Russia Railway Research Institute at Shcherbinka, gets a feel for the Sokol trainsetBelow: On September 25 last year the Sokol prototype arrived for the first time at the Moscow terminal of the October Railway in St PetersburgPhotos: Igor Kisselevlast_img read more

Rail Industry Training & Recruitment in Brief

first_imgThe International Railway Strategic Management Institute is to offer two modules as part of its 2013 Senior Manager Programme. The first, running from April 22 to May 3, will take place in Beijing and Shanghai, the other in Lyon and Paris from June 17-28. The programme is supported by the Executive Education arm of EM Lyon Business School. UK railway training agency NSARE and Siemens have applied for government funding to support the establishment of a National Training Academy for Traction & Rolling Stock. Kazakh national railway KTZ has extended its range of overseas training visits, sending 22 staff to Berlin in December for technical visits on logistics hosted by DB International, while Duke University in Durham, North Carolina received a delegation of human resources staff on December 3-17. The US Department of Transport, Amtrak and Alstom Transport were among organisations featured in a series of regional tours. Supported by funding from the Department for Transport, the UK’s Railway Industry Association is leading a scheme to ‘unlock innovation’ in the domestic sector with a view to better understanding how technical development happens, and how this might boost export trade. Three pan-industry workshops have already been held, with more to follow through 2013. The ABC Electrification consortium of Alstom, Babcock and Costain is to establish electrification training centres at Blantyre near Glasgow and Manchester to support its £48m contract to enhance power supplies on the UK’s West Coast Main Line and any similar work in the future. The Tikhvin Railway Car Building Plant hosted the Leningrad oblast regional heats of the WorldSkills welding competition in mid-January. Local school pupils and vocational students were also given the chance to join the wagon manufacturer’s in-house welding teams ‘to try their hand at real production’, said Oleg Nikitin, Head of WorldSkills Russia. The competition final takes place in Leipzig in July.last_img read more

Legendary Bermudian Actor, Earl Cameron Dies Aged 102

first_imgCameron told the Royal Gazette newspaper in 2018, “to be honest, it didn’t strike me as breaking ground on the racial issue. “When I arrived in London, I had no qualifications for anything,” he recalled two years ago, adding “it was a period when it was almost impossible for a black person to get any kind of job.” Cameron’s career was launched in 1951 by the film Pool of London, a classic thriller — but never shown in his home country. Bermuda snubbed it in part because it was the first British movie to show an interracial relationship. Cameron was inducted into Britain’s Screen Nation Hall of Fame in 2016, the veteran having been honoured in his homeland four years earlier when the Hamilton City Hall theatre was named after him. But he admitted: “my knees were trembling before I went on, the sweat was pouring out, and I had never been on a stage before in my life. But it still beat washing dishes.” CMC Cameron’s most recent screen appearances included a cameo role in the 2006 film The Queen, with Dame Helen Mirren; the 2010 film Inception, and a role as “grandad” in the short film Up on the Roof in 2013. “At a time when the whole world is examining the history of people of colour, Earl Cameron’s life and legacy makes us pause and remember how he broke barriers and refused to be confined to what his humble beginnings may have dictated as his path,” Burt said leading the tributes to a son of the soil who achieved international fame. Cameron, a father of five, was a devoted member of the Bahá’í faith, which he joined in 1963. His faith also took him to the Solomon Islands in the Pacific with his family to assist the Bahá’í community there. Cameron made his debut in the chorus that night and never looked back. He returned to Bermuda after the war. However, just five months later he was back on a ship, heading to New York and then to London, where he won a role as an understudy in the play Deep are the Roots. The Camerons left the Solomons in 1994, just before the death of his first wife, Audrey, from breast cancer. He arrived in London on the eve of the Second World War and ended up stranded. Cameron scraped a living with a series of low-paid jobs in wartime London until his acting career started almost by accident. “All Bermuda joins with me in celebrating his long and remarkable life.” But his fortunes took a dramatic turn for the better when he went to see a friend who was in the cast of Chu Chin Chow, a West End show, when he was working as a dishwasher at a  restaurant in the city’s Strand.center_img Cameron, the youngest of six children who grew up on Princess Street in North Hamilton, not far from the old Colonial Opera House, was one of the first black performers to break into mainstream British entertainment. He asked his friend if he could have a part in the production after he noticed several black actors in the cast. HAMILTON, Bermuda — Premier David Burt has led tributes to Bermudian acting legend, Earl Cameron, who died on July 3 in England, aged 102. He lived in Warwickshire in the English Midlands with Barbara, his second wife. Calling him “a pioneer from Princess Street”, Burt said “this iconic actor was a proud son of Bermuda whose constant, dignified presence added to stage and screen over decades. “He said, ‘No way’. The show was cast but strangely enough three weeks later he came by late one afternoon and said my big chance had come. He said a guy on the show hadn’t shown up. It was the third time he had missed a matinee, so the director said to get someone else, Cameron recalled. Cameron also appeared in cult TV shows such as Danger Man, Doctor Who and The Prisoner in the 1960s. Cameron went on to star with actors such as Sean Connery in the fourth James Bond movie Thunderball, set in Nassau, and Bahamian Sidney Poitier — a good friend — in the 1973 film A Warm December. “Coming from Bermuda in 1939, which was a very racist island, the degree of racism in England didn’t surprise me. I had grown up with it.” His father, a stonemason, died in 1922, and his mother took a series of hotel jobs to support the family. Cameron held a series of jobs, selling newspapers and working on the ocean liners that brought visitors to the island from New York, as a young man. But his life changed in 1939 after he joined the British Merchant Navy. After his breakthrough in Pool of London, he landed roles in films such as Simba with Dirk Bogarde and Safari with Victor Mature, and also appeared in Tarzan movies. Known for his relaxed manner and laid-back approach to fame, Cameron was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2009 for his accomplishments, which included being the first black actor to star in a British feature film.last_img read more

‘No foreign rescue plan’ for missing Tanzanian billionaire

first_imgTanzanian journalist missing after murder reports EU rescue drill meant to prepare rescue teams Mohammed Dewji – Courtesy PulseLiveTanzania will not seek foreign assistance in its investigation over the abduction of billionaire Mohammed Dewji, deputy Home Affairs Minister Hamad Masauni has said, local media reports.He had been responding to calls by opposition MP Godbless Lema who said the government was not doing enough to find the tycoon.“If you look carefully at the statements made by the government and the police in particular… You’ll see an utter lack of seriousness on the government’s response on the issue at hand,” privately-owned Daily Nation newspaper quoted him as saying.Mr Dewji, reportedly Africa’s youngest billionaire, was taken by masked gunmen in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam on Thursday last week.The abduction took place outside a swanky gym in the affluent neighbourhood of Oysterbay.The kidnappers fired shots in the air before driving away with the billionaire, eyewitnesses said.His family has offered a 1bn Tanzania shilling ($440,000; £330,000) reward for information that leads to his rescue.Mr Dewji, locally known as Mo, is credited with turning his family business from a wholesale and retail enterprise into a pan-African conglomerate.His company, MeTL, has interests in textile manufacturing, flour milling, beverages and edible oils in at least six African states.Meanwhile police have released 19 of 26 people who were arrested in connection to the abduction, The Citizen newspaper reports.Relatedcenter_img Plane debris found off Tanzanian coast was from missing MH370 – Malaysia confirmslast_img read more

Blighter to Exhibit E-scan Radars & C-UAV System at MSPO 2018 Defence Exhibition

first_imgBlighter’s air security and drone detection capabilities will also be on display at MSPO on stand D43 as the Blighter A400 series radar is an integral part of the AUDS system, the world’s leading fully integrated military grade detect-track-identify-defeat counter drone solution. The AUDS system, already successfully deployed by several governments, including US forces, was developed in 2015 by a consortium of UK defence companies including Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics and Enterprise Control Systems. The AUDS system has an intuitive interface, is operable by a single user, and can detect, track, identify and defeat a drone in approximately 15 seconds at a range of up to 10 km or six miles.Blighter radar solutions are used by the U.S. military and the British Army for force protection, and in numerous asset protection and border security applications, including monitoring the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), a buffer zone which runs 250 km across the Korean peninsula and separates North and South Korea, on the US Southern border, and in several Middle Eastern countries.Blighter delivers an integrated multi-sensor package to system integrators comprising the Blighter radars plus cameras, thermal imagers, trackers and software solutions. Its ITAR-free systems are used worldwide in commercial, government and defence markets in area and asset protection for national border security, homeland security, critical infrastructure protection such as oil and gas facilities, coastal surveillance, and in military applications. Blighter Surveillance Systems will showcase its range of e-scan micro-Doppler ground radars and the military grade counter-UAV AUDS system at MSPO 2018, the 26th International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO to held from September 4-7 in Kielce, Poland. The company is also set to announce its partnership with in-country security systems integrator, Linc Polska security systems at the event.Blighter Surveillance is partnering with Linc Polska to highlight its range of maintenance free solid-state passive electronically scanned array (PESA) radars. Blighter radars are already deployed in 35 countries to deliver round the clock all-weather protection along borders, for coastal facilities, at military bases, and to guard critical national infrastructure such as airports, oil and gas facilities and palaces.The Blighter B202 Mk 2 man-portable battery-operated radar will be on display at MSPO on stand G55. It is designed for rapid deployment (wide area detection can be up and running in a matter of minutes) from transport backpacks by foot patrol or from a vehicle for use in remote border surveillance, temporary camp protection, forward reconnaissance and other covert operations.This radar provides rapid detection and location of moving targets. For example, it can detect a crawler at 1.5 km (0.9 miles) and a moving vehicle at 8 km (5 miles). The radar is tripod mounted, integrates seamlessly with infra-red sensors to automatically cue a camera to enable the operator to identify any target. For fully covert operation, the radar is also available as part of Blighter Explorer Nexus with an integrated visible and infra-red thermal imaging camera system, a Windows HMI, covert eyepieces and optional rugged laptop.last_img read more

Punya Pesona Sejarah, Lion Air Buka Penerbangan ke Zhengzhou dari Bali…,Siap Hunting Tiket di Travel Fair? Simak Dulu 5 Tips Ampuh…

first_imgDari keterangan tertulis yang diterima KabarPenumpang.com pada (25/7/2018), pelancong akan terbang langsung selama 6 jam 40 menit dari Denpasar ke Zhengzhou dan waktu tempuh enam jam dari Manado menuju Zhengzhou. Untuk melayani penerbangan ini, Lion Air menggunakan pesawat Boeing 737 MAX 8, Boeing 737-800NG dan 737-900ER.Dalam seminggu penerbangan dari Bali-Zhengzhou PP akan ada dua kali yakni Senin dan Selasa dengan waktu keberangkatan dari Denpasar pukul 16.10 WITA dan tiba di Zhengzhou pukul 23.00 waktu setempat dan dari Zhengzhou pukul 23.55 waktu setempat serta tiba di Bali pukul 06.45 WITA. Sedangkan dari Manado-Zhengzhou akan dilayanai empat kali dalam seminggu yakni Senin, Selasa, Kamis dan Sabtu dengan waktu penerbangan pukul 17.35 WITA dan tiba di Zhengzhou pukul 23.00 waktu setempat serta dari Zhengzou pukul 23.55 dan tiba di Manado pukul 05.20 WITA.Kehadiran rute baru tujuan Zhengzhou kini menambah kota tujuan internasional Lion Air dari Bali setelah Wuhan Tianhe, Guangzhou Baiyun, Jinan Yaoqiang, Shanghai Pudong, Chongqing Jiangbe, Changsha Huanghua, Hangzhou Xiaoshan, Chengdu Shuangliu dan Nanchang Changbei. Untuk jaringan dari Manado menyusul kesuksesan destinasi yang sudah terbangi yaitu Changsha Huanghua, Shanghai Pudong, Guangzhou Baiyun, Shenzhen Bao’an dan Changzhou Benniu.Untuk pelancong dari Cina ke Bali sendiri dari data Mei 2018 sebanyak 23,32 persen sedangkan pelancong Cina yang mengunjungi Sulut ada 8.753 orang atau 86,54 persen. Diketahui, Zhengzou sendiri merupakan kota bersejarah paling tersohor dengan kuil Shaolin yang dinobatkan sebagai warisan dunia UNESCO sekaligus tempat kelahiran Kung Fu Shaolin.Baca juga: Ekspansi di 2018, Lion Air Group Ajukan Pembukaan 68 Rute Baru Domestik dan InternasionalBila pelancong mengunjungi Zhengzhou bersama keluarga bisa mendatangi Century Amusement Park, Taman Burung Unta dan Renmin Park. Untuk wisata gunung, pelancong bisa menikmati alam dari Gunung Song.Tak lupa ke pameran spesimen di Museum Xinzheng menawarkan sebuah kilasan luar biasa ke dunia sains. Tempat ini mampu mengemas sejarah yang biasanya kita anggap membosankan dalam bentuk pameran menarik yang justru akan membuat kita merasa senang untuk belajar.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedVideo Kasus Bagasi di Kualanamu Beredar, Lion Air Siap Tempuh Jalur Hukum02/08/2018In “Bandara”Lion Air Group Jadi 5 Maskapai Teratas Pembawa Penumpang Terbanyak ke Singapura08/05/2018In “Destinasi”Mulai 7 September 2018, Lion Air Tambah Frekuensi Penerbangan Denpasar-Lombok05/09/2018In “Bandara” Boeing 737 MAX 8 (kompas.com) Apa sih yang sebenarnya menarik sampai Zhengzhou harus disambangi oleh para pelancong? Ternyata sebagai ibu kota Provinsi Henan, Zhengzou sendiri merupakan kota yang juga menjadi jantung kereta api modern. Kota ini sendiri memiliki keunikan dimana banyak tujuan wisata yang bisa dikunjungi dari sejarah, pertanian, perkebunan dan lainnya.Baca juga: Garuda Indonesia Resmikan Penerbangan Denpasar ke Xi’an dan ZhengzhouKarena hal tersebut, maskapai Lion Air member Lion Air Group meluncurkan penerbangan perdana carter yang sekaligus menghubungkan dua destinasi dalam negeri yakni Bali dan Sulawasi Utara (Sulut) menuju ke Zhengzhou. Adanya dua layanan penerbangan dari Manado dan Denpasar ini diharapkan memudahkan perjalanan pelancong antarnegara dan mampu mendorong pertumbuhan perdagangan, pasar pariwisata logistik, industri dan lainnya.last_img read more

Greater Moose’s Tooth Still on Hold

first_imgDuring the Industry Outlook Forum DNR Deputy Commissioner Ed Fogels defined the project. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Despite receiving key support from the Army Corp. of Engineers last week, the Greater Moose’s Tooth Unit 1 oil exploration project is still on hold. Nuiqsut is a Inupiat village of 450 which relies on subsistence. The more costly Alternative B would not allow for the road or pipeline to be built in a three mile proximity to Fish Creek, an important hunting and fishing area for the village.  Fogels: “The Greater Moose’s Tooth Project and the NPRA is a terrible important project to Alaska, potentially 30,000 barrels a day of oil, nice warm oil into our pipeline. We’ve been working closely with the federal agencies, most important The Bureau of Land Management who is the land owner and The Army Corp. of Engineers who has to do the wetland permitting.”center_img The development plan Conoco Phillips submitted to the Army Corp of Engineers was approved and included an eight mile access road with other infrastructure near the village of Nuiqsut (NOAK-sit) which is in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska or NPRA. The Bureau of Land Management owns the land however and is not satisfied with the current plan, preferring a more costly plan known as Alternative B. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the tribal government of Nuiqsut also support Alternative B.last_img read more

College athletics: NSU confirms positive COVID-19 test

first_imgNSU instituted department-wide protocol to help ensure the health and safety of student-athletes who returned to campus for voluntary workouts under Phase 1 of the state government’s return to work plan. Those steps included baseline testing, daily temperature checks and enhanced sanitary measures within the NSU weight room between each workout set. NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State Athletic Department confirmed Wednesday the first positive case of COVID-19 among its student-athletes who have been on campus since voluntary workouts began in early June. NSU sports medicine staff members followed contact tracing protocols upon learning of the positive test. As a result, additional student-athletes were determined to have been in contact with the student-athlete who tested positive. All involved parties will quarantine for 14 days.  By Jason Pugh, Northwestern State Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations center_img Northwestern State has maintained those measures and will continue to adapt them as needed to provide a safe environment for its student-athletes, coaches and staff as the return-to-campus transition continues. NSU sports medicine personnel worked alongside members of Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, NSU’s official health services partner, to determine the best courses of action ahead of student-athletes’ return to campus and will continue to do so to meet the changing needs of the NSU community.Top Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more