Public Notice: Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force Meets Nov. 8

first_imgNM Indian Affairs Department News:The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force is meeting noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 in the Board Room at CNM Main Campus at 525 Buena Vista Dr. SE, in Albuquerque.The meeting is open to the public.Public parking is available south of University Boulevard across CNM Main Campus. An agenda will be available at least 72 hours prior to the meeting and posted on the Indian Affairs Department’s homepage at http://www.iad.state.nm.us/.Direct questions about the MMIW Task Force meeting to Stephanie Salazar at 505.690.4079 or by email at: stephanie.salazar@state.nm.us.last_img read more

NASA to cover SpaceX commercial crew test flight

first_imgIn preparation for Demo-2, SpaceX has completed a number of major milestones for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program including an end-to-end test flights and in-flight launch escape capability.SpaceX has also completed over 700 tests of the spacecraft’s SuperDraco engines, which fired together at full throttle can power Dragon 0.5 miles away from Falcon 9 in 7.5 seconds, accelerating the vehicle more than 400 mph. NASA and SpaceX are targeting 4:32 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 27th May, for the launch of the Demo-2 flight, which will be the first time a commercially built and operated American rocket and spacecraft will carry humans to the space station.The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Crew Dragon is scheduled to dock to the space station at 11:29am on Thursday 28th May.The Falcon 9 is a hybrid liquid rocket in that in addition to the liquid oxygen, it burns rocket-grade kerosene in its two stages, the second of which is not reusable.This will be SpaceX’s final test flight of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and will provide data on the performance of the Falcon 9 rocket, Crew Dragon spacecraft and ground systems, as well as in-orbit, docking and landing operations.The test flight also will provide valuable data toward NASA certifying SpaceX’s crew transportation system for regular flights carrying astronauts to and from the space station.last_img read more

Ghana plans to decriminalize the use of Marijuana

first_imgGhana is planning to decriminalize the use of marijuana.The country’s Deputy Minister of the Interior James Agalga says that under a new bill before parliament, users will be given medical care and rehabilitation, rather than prosecution and incarceration. At the same time, nine U.S. states are voting next week to relax marijuana laws.Kate Fisher reports from Washington.last_img

Egypt tightens up anti-COVID-19 measures during Islamic holiday ~PM

first_imgEgypt to impose stricter anti-COVID-19 measures during Islamic holiday: PM Egypt’s COVID-19 cases rise to 210 amid intensified precautionary measures Egypt PM Mostafa Madbouly. Image courtesy Egypt PM Mostafa Madbouly. Image courtesyEgyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Sunday the government will impose a stricter package of anti-COVID-19 measures during the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday.Speaking during a press conference, the prime minister said the new measures are meant to combat the spread of the virus during the Islamic feast which falls on May 24.An already-imposed nationwide nighttime curfew will begin at 17:00 instead of 21:00 local time for six days, the prime minister said, adding that all malls, shops, restaurants, public parks and beaches will be shut down during the holiday.All public transportation means across the country will also be suspended during the holiday, Madbouly said.Egypt has so far confirmed 11,719 COVID-19 cases, including 612 deaths and 2,950 recoveries.The Egyptian government has recently started to ease restrictions and gradually reopen services and offices that have been halted since mid-March amid a “coexistence plan” to maintain anti-coronavirus precautionary measures while resuming services, businesses and economic activities.Relatedcenter_img Egypt’s COVID-19 recoveries rises to 201last_img read more

Taxi/tour operators urged to protect tourism sector

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Taxi/tour operators urged to protect tourism sector by: – April 24, 2014 Sharecenter_img 15 Views   no discussions Share P & O Cruises docked at port on the Dame Mary Eugenia Charles Boulevard (file photo)An executive of the Combine Taxi Association has called on taxi and tour operators to help protect the island’s tourism industry.Public relations officer of the Combine Taxi Association, Jenner Guiste who expressed mixed feelings about the 2013/2014 cruise season in an interview with Dominica Vibes, urged operators to be mindful that their actions could affect the industry.The 2013/2014 cruise season will officially end on Sunday, April 27 and according to Guiste, although the season played out fairly well; there are several matters which must be addressed before the next season opens.He highlighted the attitude of some taxi operators, as one of the major hindrances to the sector and if not addressed speedily could hinder its future.Guiste made particular reference to a concern raised a cruise ship captain whose ship docked in port on Wednesday.“This morning the captain complained, to my understanding, of the crowds on the Bayfront and you’re talking to taxi drivers and they just do not want to hear”.The Ministry of Tourism has held several meetings and workshops with the tour/taxi operators with a view to having some level of organization on the Bayfront when there is a cruise ship in port.Some visitors have complained that the manner in which taxi/tour operators solicit visitors to their tours needs some revision.Guiste warns that operators must understand that the cruise ship is vital to their businesses and therefore they must not do anything which will prevent them from coming here.“I think we need to get it into our minds that first for us to do business we need to have a ship and if we do not have a ship we do not have any business so we need to create good atmospheres to encourage ships to come to Dominica”.Guiste also noted that he is not optimistic that Carnival Cruise lines will return to Dominica permanently anytime soon if stakeholders continue to disregard the law.Tourism officials and the Prime Minister have been engaged in discussion with Carnival Cruise Lines for it to return on island.According to Guiste, the cruise line will be making a few calls here next season but the attitudes of operators need to improve urgently.“I am not optimistic that Carnival is going to come to Dominica because the authorities can do what they need to do but I think that we taxi drivers need to do a little better.“I am afraid that the captain may convey his negative sentiments to other captains and therefore that would not really do well for the destination,” he said.Guiste said the Combine Taxi Association of which he is a part must do more to meet demands during challenging times.He said the board should make the time to meet during the peak and discuss its business, particularly, “the dispatch of the private tours can be done differently”.“I think we maybe need to sit in the off season and find a better system that is workable, that is understandable by every taxi driver”.“Taxi drivers need to show themselves as taxi drivers, some of them say the rules are not for them and if you have to abide by certain rules and to understand what your responsibility is as a taxi driver,” he added.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

AAL to be fully compliant with IMO 2020 Regulation

first_imgWith widespread discussion and reporting about the IMO 2020 ‘Sulphur Cap’ regulation, coming into effect January 1st 2020, AAL on Thursday said that the company plans to move forward over the coming weeks and months to fully prepare for this important and long-awaited milestone in the shipping and maritime sector. “In the multipurpose shipping sector, we know well that one size does not fit all. Therefore, in consideration of the wide variety of cargo and trades that we handle and manage worldwide, we will be implementing various calculation methodologies to fairly share the increased cost of low sulphur fuel usage with our customers. These measures will come into effect from September 1st 2019, as we start the arduous task of preparing our fleet for low sulphur fuel and begin bunkering same with the intent of being fully compliant with the IMO regulation by year’s end.” “The purpose of the new regulation is to reduce Sulphur Oxide (SOx) levels produced across the entire shipping industry, resulting in more sustainable air quality conditions for those environments in which we operate every day, particularly coastal and port communities. AAL has served the multipurpose heavy lift sector for 25 years and we welcome the positive global impact it will have on our environment and the health of current and future generations,” the company said. “In the meantime, we thank you for your continued support and for joining AAL in helping to deliver a new era of sustainable shipping for our industry and the global community,” AAL Management team stated. Sea News, August 2 “Over the past year, we’ve been researching the options available and decided that migration to the use of low sulphur fuel (fuel with sulphur content of 0.5% or less and fully compliant with the IMO legislation) will best meet the interests of the customers, trades and industries we service globally. This fuel comprises variants such as Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (LSFO), Ultra Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (ULSFO) and Low Sulphur Marine Gasoil (LS-MGO), all currently more expensive than standard marine fuel. In this respect, not only will adoption of same have profound implications for our planet, but also on the economics of our daily operations,” the company stated. Author: Baibhav Mishralast_img read more

Pairings Announced For First Two Rounds of Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

first_imgMay 17Tulsa Athletic (NPSL) vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC (USL)7:30 p.m. CTHurricane Soccer & Track Stadium; Tulsa, Okla. May 10FC Tucson (PDL) vs. Colorado Rush (Colo.)7:30 p.m. MSTKino North Stadium; Tucson, Ariz. May 17Louisville City FC (USL) vs. Derby City Rovers (PDL)7:30 p.m. ETWoehrle Athletic Complex; Jeffersonville, Ind.    -or-    -or- May 17Albion SC Pros (NPSL) vs. San Diego Zest (PDL)7 p.m. PTMission Bay High School; San Diego, Calif. May 10El Farolito (Calif.) vs. Burlingame Dragons FC (PDL)3 p.m. PTBoxer Stadium; San Francisco, Calif. May 10Jacksonville Armada U-23 (NPSL) vs. The Villages SC (PDL)7 p.m. ETPatton Park; Jacksonville, Fla. May 10Fredericksburg FC (NPSL) vs. Christos FC (Md.)5 p.m. ETUniv. of Mary Washington Battleground Stadium; Fredericksburg, Va. May 17Des Moines Menace (PDL) vs. FC Cincinnati (USL)7:30 p.m. CTValley Stadium; West Des Moines, Iowa    -or-    -or- May 10Miami United FC (NPSL) vs. Boca Raton Football Club (Fla.)7 p.m. ETTed Hendricks Stadium; Hialeah, Fla. May 17OSA FC (NPSL) vs. Reno 1868 FC (USL)7:30 p.m. PTStarfire Sports Complex; Tukwila, Wash.    -or- May 10Atlanta Silverbacks (NPSL) vs. SC United Bantams (PDL)5 p.m. ETAtlanta Silverbacks Park; Atlanta, Ga. May 10Dutch Lions FC (NPSL) vs. NTX Rayados (Texas)7 p.m. CTDutch Lions FC Soccer Facility; Conroe, Texas    -or-    -or- May 17Legacy 76 (NPSL) vs. North Carolina FC (NASL)7 p.m. ETWanner Stadium; Williamsburg, Va. May 10FC Wichita (NPSL) vs. Azteca FC (Colo.)7 p.m. CTStryker Soccer Compex; Wichita, Kan. May 17AFC Ann Arbor (NPSL) vs. Indy Eleven (NASL)7 p.m. ETScicluna Field (Eastern Michigan Univ.); Ypsilanti, Mich. May 10Tulsa Athletic (NPSL) vs. Oklahoma City Energy U23 (PDL)7:30 p.m. CTHurricane Soccer & Track Stadium; Tulsa, Okla.    -or- May 17Boston City FC (NPSL) vs. GPS Omens (Mass.)/GPS Portland Phoenix (PDL) winner7 p.m. ETBrother Gilbert Stadium; Malden, Mass.    -or- DateGameTimeVenue May 10Fresno Fuego (PDL) vs. La Máquina FC (Calif.)7 p.m. PTChukchansi Park; Fresno, Calif. May 17San Francisco Deltas (NASL) vs. Burlingame Dragons FC (PDL)/El Farolito (Calif.) winner7:30 p.m. PTStanford University; Stanford, Calif. May 17Ventura County Fusion (PDL) vs. OKC Energy FC (USL)7 p.m. PTVentura College Sportsplex; Ventura, Calif. May 17Tartan Devils Oak Avalon (Pa.) vs. Louisville City FC (USL)7 p.m. ETRooney Field; Pittsburgh, Pa. May 10Sonoma County Sol (NPSL) vs. Anahuac FC (Nev.)7 p.m. PTCasa Grande High School; Petaluma, Calif. May 10Western Mass Pioneers (PDL) vs. Boston City FC (NPSL)7 p.m. ETLusitano Stadium; Ludlow, Mass. May 10Ventura County Fusion (PDL) vs. Moreno Valley Fútbol Club (Calif.)7 p.m. PTVentura College Sportsplex; Ventura, Calif. May 17FC Cincinnati (USL) vs. AFC Cleveland (NPSL)7 p.m. ETNippert Stadium (Univ. of Cincinnati); Cincinnati, Ohio May 10Carolina Dynamo (PDL) vs. Legacy 76 (NPSL)7 p.m. ETMacpherson Stadium; Greensboro, N.C. May 10New Jersey Copa FC (NPSL) vs. FC Motown (N.J.)7 p.m. ETSaint John Vianney High School; Holmdel, N.J. May 17Fredericksburg FC (NPSL) vs. Richmond Kickers (USL)5 p.m. ETUniv. of Mary Washington Battleground Stadium; Fredericksburg, Va. May 10Chicago FC United (PDL) vs. Grand Rapids FC (NPSL)7 p.m. CTMartin Stadium (Northwestern Univ.); Evanston, Ill. May 17Miami United FC (NPSL) vs. Jacksonville Armada (NASL)7 p.m. ETTed Hendricks Stadium; Hialeah, Fla. May 17Grand Rapids FC (NPSL) vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL)7:30 p.m. ETPat Patterson Field (Crestwood Middle School); Kentwood, Mich. The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, recognized as U.S. Soccer’s National Club Championship, is an annual competition open to all amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. The tournament has crowned a champion for 103 consecutive years dating from 1914. In 1999, the competition was renamed to honor American soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt. May 17Jacksonville Armada (NASL) vs. Boca Raton Football Club (Fla.)7 p.m. ETSouthern Oak Stadium (Jacksonville Univ.); Jacksonville, Fla. May 10L.A. Wolves FC (Calif.) vs. San Diego Zest (PDL)7:30 p.m. PTBell Gardens John Anson Ford Park; Bell Gardens, Calif. DateGameTimeVenue May 9Red Force FC (Fla.) vs. South Florida Surf (PDL)8:30 p.m. ETTropical Park; Miami, Fla. May 17Western Mass Pioneers (PDL) vs. GPS Omens (Mass.)/GPS Portland Phoenix (PDL) winner7 p.m. ETLusitano Stadium; Ludlow, Mass.    -or-    -or- May 16Red Force FC (Fla.) vs. Miami FC (NASL)8:30 p.m. ETTropical Park; Miami, Fla. May 17Carolina Dynamo (PDL) vs. North Carolina FC (NASL)7 p.m. ETMacpherson Stadium; Greensboro, N.C. May 17FC Golden State Force (PDL) vs. Orange County SC (USL)7 p.m. PTCitrus College; Glendora, Calif. May 10Des Moines Menace (PDL) vs. AFC Cleveland (NPSL)7:30 p.m. CTValley Stadium; West Des Moines, Iowa May 17San Antonio FC (USL) vs. NTX Rayados (Texas)7:30 p.m. CTToyota Field; San Antonio, Texas    -or-    -or-    -or- May 17OKC Energy FC (USL) vs. Moreno Valley Fútbol Club (Calif.)7 p.m. CTTaft Stadium; Oklahoma City, Okla. May 17Richmond Kickers (USL) vs. Christos FC (Md.)7 p.m. ETCity Stadium; Richmond, Va. May 10Ocean City Nor’easters (PDL) vs. Junior Lone Star FC (Pa.)7:30 p.m. ETCarey Stadium; Ocean City, N.J. May 10Albion SC Pros (NPSL) vs. Chula Vista FC (Calif.)7 p.m. PTMission Bay High School; San Diego, Calif. ATTENTION SOCCER FANS!The 104th 2017 LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP SCHEDULE Has been released and can be viewed below.This year’s winning team will receive $250,000, a berth in the 2019 CONCACAF Champions’ League and have its name engraved on the historic Dewar Challenge Trophy, one of the oldest nationally contested trophies in American team sports. The runner-up will earn $60,000, while the team that advances the furthest from each lower division will take home a $15,000 cash prize. May 10Reading United AC (PDL) vs. Clarkstown SC Eagles (NPSL)7:30 p.m. ETExeter Township Senior High School; Reading, Pa.    -or- May 17Reading United AC (PDL) vs. New York Cosmos (NASL)7:30 p.m. ETExeter Township Senior High School; Reading, Pa. May 17Junior Lone Star FC (Pa.) vs. Harrisburg City Islanders (USL)TBDHome Team TBD May 17Tampa Bay Rowdies (USL) vs. The Villages SC (PDL)/Jacksonville Armada U-23 (NPSL) winner7:30 p.m. ETAl Lang Stadium; St. Petersburg, Fla. May 17Chattanooga FC (NPSL) vs. Charlotte Independence (USL)7:30 p.m. ETFinley Stadium; Chattanooga, Tenn. May 10Derby City Rovers (PDL) vs. Tartan Devils Oak Avalon (Pa.)7:30 p.m. ETWoehrle Athletic Complex; Jeffersonville, Ind. May 17Ocean City Nor’easters (PDL) vs. Harrisburg City Islanders (USL)7:30 p.m. ETCarey Stadium; Ocean City, N.J. May 17Charleston Battery (USL) vs. SC United Bantams (PDL)7 p.m. ETMUSC Health Stadium; Charleston, S.C. May 17Chicago FC United (PDL) vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL)7 p.m. CTMartin Stadium (Northwestern Univ.); Evanston, Ill. May 10Michigan Bucks (PDL) vs. AFC Ann Arbor (NPSL)7:30 p.m. ETUltimate Soccer Arenas; Pontiac, Mich. May 17Dutch Lions FC (NPSL) vs. San Antonio FC (USL)7 p.m. CTDutch Lions FC Soccer Facility; Conroe, Texas    -or- May 17FC Wichita (NPSL) vs. Saint Louis FC (USL)7 p.m. CTStryker Soccer Compex; Wichita, Kan. May 17L.A. Wolves FC (Calif.) vs. Chula Vista FC (Calif.)/Albion SC Pros (NPSL) winner7:30 p.m. PTBell Gardens John Anson Ford Park; Bell Gardens, Calif.    -or- May 17Atlanta Silverbacks (NPSL) vs. Charleston Battery (USL)5 p.m. ETAtlanta Silverbacks Park; Atlanta, Ga. May 17Rochester Rhinos (USL) vs. FC Motown (N.J.)/New Jersey Copa FC (NPSL) winner7 p.m. ETCapelli Sport Stadium; Rochester, N.Y. May 10OSA FC (NPSL) vs. Sounders FC U-23 (PDL)7:30 p.m. PTSeattle High School Memorial Stadium; Seattle, Wash. May 17Tulsa Roughnecks FC (USL) vs. Oklahoma City Energy U23 (PDL)7 p.m. CTHurricane Soccer & Track Stadium; Tulsa, Okla.    -or- May 10FC Golden State Force (PDL) vs. Outbreak FC (Calif.)7 p.m. PTCitrus College; Glendora, Calif.    -or- May 17Charlotte Eagles (PDL) vs. Charlotte Independence (USL)7 p.m. ETCharlotte Christian School; Charlotte, N.C. May 17New York Cosmos (NASL) vs. Clarkstown SC Eagles (NPSL)7 p.m. ETRocco B. Commisso Stadium; New York, N.Y.    -or- May 17Fresno Fuego (PDL) vs. Phoenix Rising FC (USL)7 p.m. PTFresno State Soccer & Lacrosse Stadium; Fresno, Calif.    -or- First Round                  May 9-10 (PDL, NPSL, Open Division clubs enter)Second Round             May 16-17 (NASL and USL clubs enter)Third Round                 May 31 (Winners of 26 Second Round games play each other)Fourth Round               June 14* (Major League Soccer clubs enter)Round of 16                 June 28* (matches determined by Round of 16 Draw on June 15)Quarterfinals                July 11 (window of July 7-16 available for consideration)Semifinals                    Aug. 9*Final                             Sept. 20    -or- May 17South Florida Surf (PDL) vs. Miami FC (NASL)TBDHome Team TBD May 17Outbreak FC (Calif.) vs. Orange County SC (USL)7 p.m. PTLong Beach State Univ.; Long Beach, Calif. May 17Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (USL) vs. Colorado Rush (Colo.)/FC Tucson (PDL) winner6 p.m. MTWeidner Field; Colorado Springs, Colo. May 17Saint Louis FC (USL) vs. Azteca FC (Colo.)7 p.m. CTWWT Soccer Park; Fenton, Mo. May 17Chula Vista FC (Calif.) vs. San Diego Zest (PDL)7 p.m. PTEastlake High School; Chula Vista, Calif. Second Round May 17Michigan Bucks (PDL) vs. Indy Eleven (NASL)7:30 p.m. ETUltimate Soccer Arenas; Pontiac, Mich. May 17Sacramento Republic FC (USL) vs. Anahuac FC (Nev.)/Sonoma County Sol (NPSL) winner7:30 p.m. PTPapa Murphy’s Park; Sacramento, Calif. May 10GPS Portland Phoenix (PDL) vs. GPS Omens (Mass.)7 p.m. ETMemorial Field; Portland, Maine First Round May 10Charlotte Eagles (PDL) vs. Chattanooga FC (NPSL)7 p.m. ETCharlotte Christian School; Charlotte, N.C. Related Topics#neosiAFC Cleveland RoyalsLamar Hunt May 17La Máquina FC (Calif.) vs. Phoenix Rising FC (USL)7 p.m. PTSanta Ana Stadium; Santa Ana, Calif. May 17Sounders FC U-23 (PDL) vs. Reno 1868 FC (USL)7:30 p.m. PTSunset Stadium (Sumner H.S.); Sumner, Wash. Vince McKeelast_img read more

Absentee Voting Continues In Person, Electronically

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Absentee voting for local municipal elections is currently open for the Borough, Soldotna City Council, and the Kenai City Council. Kenai City Clerk Sandra Modigh said absentee voting was initially slow, but has been improving… Absentee voting is available through local Clerk’s offices from 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday. Modigh: “We’ve actually had a pretty good turnout thus far. Typically, the first week is a lot slower and it picks up the second week.”center_img Modigh reminded voters that no campaign signs, buttons, stickers, or other material can be brought within 200 feet of a polling location.last_img read more

State Troopers Report Home Invasion And Shooting

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Update: Alaska State Troopers have confirmed that a Sunday evening home invasion is being investigated as a homicide. Megan Peters with AST says the investigation is ongoing. Officers say they don’t believe the incident was random. The 9-1-1 call came in at 8:47pm. The Alaska Bureau of Investigations, a branch of the Troopers, took case responsibility.center_img Original Story: Few details have been released about a shooting near Soldotna on Sunday night, but Alaska State Troopers say the shots were connected to a report of a home invasion.last_img read more

‘Zombieland’ stars back for sequel

first_imgPhoto by Robert Marquardt/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — After nearly a decade, Zombieland stars Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin are reuniting for the sequel, Zombieland 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 2009 horror comedy road movie followed four strangers that meet on the road during a post-apocalyptic zombie outbreak. The sequel will reportedly find the group contending with newer, more evolved zombies, as well as new human survivors, as they deal with their own shaky relationships.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more