Los Alamos MainStreet Thanks Community And Visitors For Successful ScienceFest 2019!

first_imgFestival organizers also wish to thank sponsors and partners – including the Los Alamos Hill Stompers who provided music during the Kickoff Party and during Discovery Day – exhibitors, vendors and volunteers in the community for helping make the festival a success. Sponsors who made the event possible include Los Alamos County, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Longenecker & Associates, HB Construction, First National 1870, Triad National Security, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Del Norte Credit Union, N3B Los Alamos, The Education Plan, Los Alamos Medical Center, 89.1FM KANW, The Jemez Agency Insurance, and Century Bank. Scene from Los Alamos ScienceFest 2019. Courtesy photo The Scientist Look Alike Contest winner on Saturday was Sylvie S. The following partners were instrumental in developing programming and other elements of ScienceFest: American Chemical Society, Anthonyography, Atomic City Transit, Atomic City Tours, Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op, Biocultura Santa Fe, Bradbury Science Museum, DanceWorx, Explora, Feynman Center at LANL, The Fractal Foundation, Thad Hahn, Edwin Hyde, LARSO, Los Alamos Arts Council, Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos County, Los Alamos Daily Post, Los Alamos Historical Society, Los Alamos Nature Center (PEEC), Manhattan Project National Historical Park, The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, Tibbar Plasma Technologies, UbiQD, Ken Uher, UNM-LA, and The Family YMCA. Mark your calendars for the 2020 Los Alamos ScienceFest, July 14-19, with Discovery Day planned for Saturday, July 18, 2019. Details will be posted at www.LosAlamosMainStreet.com, www.LosAlamosScienceFest.com or follow us on the Los Alamos MainStreet , Creative District and Los Alamos ScienceFest Facebook pages. Raffle prize winners have been notified and can pick up their prizes at the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation suite at 190 Central Park Square. First Place Beginner Course: Toby King, DJI Mavic drone, 15.6 seconds.Second Place Beginner Course: Joseph Maes, Sky Viper drone, 15.9 seconds Los Alamos MainStreet News: In addition to the two contests, ScienceFest Discovery Day attendees also a chance to win one of more than 20 raffle prizes, including an iPad, telescope and many gifts generously donated by the local chapter of the American Chemical Society. Attendees came to share their love of science in the town, “Where Discoveries Are Made.” More than 70 exhibitors and vendors provided unique and interactive Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) related activities during the July 13 Discovery Day at Ashley Pond Park and Fuller Lodge Lawn.  ScienceFest is a Los Alamos MainStreet event created in partnership with Los Alamos County and the Los Alamos Creative District. Thank you to the many local businesses that offered science-themed gifts, food and libations throughout ScienceFest this year. The 12th annual Los Alamos ScienceFest attracted attendees from near and far throughout the 6-day festival that took place July 9-14.  The Drone Zone competition was back in 2019, with four winners receiving up to $150 in Chamber Checks, redeemable at dozens of local businesses. Scene from Los Alamos ScienceFest 2019. Courtesy photo First Place Advanced: Adam Collins, Parrot ANAFI drone, 30.5 secondsSecond Place Advanced: Joseph Maes, Sky Viper drone, 41.2 seconds Survey and map pinning results show that Discovery Day, in particular, had visitors from Los Alamos County, 18 surrounding communities, 29 states beyond New Mexico and seven countries. Scene from Los Alamos ScienceFest 2019. Courtesy photolast_img read more

COVID-19 Growth Curves For March 31, 2020

first_imgThis figure shows the recent growth in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for several US states, using data through Tuesday 31 March. Dashed lines show exponential growth curves, labeled by doubling time in days. Many states now seem to be seeing a slight reduction in their exponential growth rates, as recent data points drop below the dashed lines matching their growth over the past two weeks. This is very good news. But the disease is still spreading, as new cases appear everywhere. The growth in New York now has a doubling time even longer than 4 days. Its earlier rapid growth with 1.4-day doubling may have been an effect of rapid expansion in testing, rather than actual spread of the disease. Data are from several sources: from state reports (for New Mexico and Colorado), from https://ncov2019.live/data, from the Johns Hopkins U. GitHub repository https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19, from https://github.com/COVID19Tracking/covid-tracking-data, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_coronavirus_pandemic_in_California, and from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_coronavirus_pandemic_in_New_York_(state). Created by Nels Hoffmanlast_img read more

SKF Establishes Mike McGrath Memorial Fund To Support Community Crisis Center

first_imgELGIN, Ill. – SKF has worked with the family of Mike McGrath to establish the Michael McGrath Sr. Memorial Fund as a meaningful way to honor his legacy. McGrath passed away suddenly in October. “Mike visited the crisis center on a number of occasions to interact with those who just needed a friend to talk to,” says Kenyatta Matlock, a longtime center volunteer and manager at SKF. “Mike would often cook dinner for the residents and made an effort to talk to each woman and child to offer words of encouragement during some of the toughest times.” How To Contribute to the Michael McGrath Sr. Memorial Fund The Center provides a safe haven for many women and children in need, but sadly it cannot accommodate all those seeking help. The Michael McGrath Sr. Memorial Fund will help provide housing and day care assistance for those in need and may support the purchase of an additional multi-unit residence in the Elgin area. This is a designated trust fund and qualified 501(c)(3) that may be considered a charitable deduction for US income tax purposes.  The fund advisers include Dave Lewandowski (David.F.Lewandowski@skf.com), 224-535-2725 from SKF as well as Mike’s daughter Jenna.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The fund benefits the Community Crisis Center in Elgin, Ill., where Mike was a longtime supporter and frequent volunteer. The Community Crisis Center in Elgin aids Chicago area individuals and families who need it most – those who are victims of domestic violence and abuse, sexual assault or financial difficulties that have led to homelessness and despair. Contributions can be made online through the Chicago Community Trust (CCT), a non-profit organization providing fund administration. You can go to the CCT website: http://www.cct.org where you can click “Give” at the top of the page, then “Give online” on the left menu bar and then follow down the list to click on the “Michael McGrath, Sr. Memorial Fund.” (or click the fund name link to go directly there).  A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of any donation that is made to the fund.last_img read more

Jumbo presents new corporate website

first_imgThe heavy lift transport and installation company says it aims to become more transparent and attract business via the Internet.It adds that by upgrading its online presentation, it wants to underline the A-brand status that the company enjoys globally and help attract talent for the shipping and offshore sectors.A month ago, Jumbo also launched a micro site on the two new K-Class vessels that are being built:www.newgeneration-k.nl.Both websites are equipped with support material including photos, videos and animations which inform visitors about the engineering background to many of Jumbo’s transport and installation projects.www.jumbojobs.eulast_img read more

Rhine-Rhône route set

first_imgA PREFERRED route for the first phase of the planned TGV Rhine-Rhône line was announced on July 5. The so-called ‘barreau Est’ option was agreed unanimously by a committee set up to develop the project and report back to the French Ministry of Transport. The decision paves the way for a detailed financial analysis of the scheme, which should enable a public enquiry to start next February under the process leading to a Declaration of Public Utility.The favoured route would run from Auxonne, between Dijon and Dole, to Petit-Croix just east of Belfort. This was one of two options agreed for detailed study last October; the other would run from Devecey north of Besançon to Lutterbach north of Mulhouse. Infrastructure works for the two options were both costed at Fr8·9bn, but the favoured option offered 30% more traffic.Construction of TGV Rhine-Rhône would cut the Paris – Mulhouse journey time to 2h 36 min and Lyon – Strasbourg to 3h 13min. An intermediate station at Devecey would serve Besançon.No funding has been identified for the line, which is backed by the régions of Alsace, Bourgogne and Franche-Comté. The French government is bidding for EU funds under the TENs programme.On July 9 SNCF confirmed that it was ordering a further 12 TGV Duplex double-deck trains from Alstom for 230m euros. The original order covered 45 sets with options for 55, but was later cut back to 30. The extra 300 km/h sets will be delivered from September 2001, ready for the opening of TGV Méditerranée.last_img read more

Miss World Kenya stripped of her title

first_imgMiss World Kenya stripped of her titleKenya’s Miss World, Roshanara Ebrahim has been stripped of her title and will not represent the country in the coming Miss World event.“A grave situation has come to our attention that is in breach of our code of conduct and our contract with the reigning Miss World Kenya 2016 Roshanara . We uphold a strict code of conduct that expects beauty queens to manage their public and private life,” a press release signed by the Miss World Kenya franchise holder and Ashleys CEO Terry Mungai read in part.“It is with great sadness that I accept the decision of Miss World Kenya o­ ce to relinquish me of my duties as Miss World Kenya 2016. I urge aspiring beauty queens to ensure their personal life does not affect their role as Miss World Kenya. I wish my successor the best as we look to clinching top position in the Miss World competition later in the year,” said Roshanara after getting the news.Source: Standard Digitallast_img read more

Lorain Titans Dominate Amherst 111-49

first_imgLORAIN – The last game to ever be played at the old Southview gymnasium took place Friday night and the Lorain Titans were sure to send it off with style.Numerous records were broke as the Titans put on an offensive clinic en route to a 111-49 win over Amherst in their sectional finals showdown.The 111 points were the most scored in a game in the school’s history as the Titans ran their overall record up to 19-3.They also set a record, one they just broke last Wednesday, in three-pointers made in a game with 15 total.“We feel like we played the way Lorain is supposed to play basketball,” Lorain coach John Rositano said. “We passed up good shots to get great ones and when a team with these type of shooters do that you see what can happen.”Six Lorain players knocked down three’s as the Titans shot 15-29 from beyond the arc.“It’s funny because a lot of teams play zones against us,” Rositano said. “I think they’re figuring out that we can shoot the basketball pretty well.”There wasn’t a moment in the game where Lorain wasn’t in control.Lorain pulled down a season-high 60 total rebounds, out-rebounding the Comets (29) by 31.Davis led Lorain with a game-high 18 points as seven different Titans scored in double figures.“It’s fun when every one gets involved,” Davis said. “Our bench could probably start for a lot of teams.”Lorain will take on Avon in the district semifinals Wednesday at Elyria Catholic high school. Paul Williams Related TopicsAmherstHigh School BasketballLorain TitansOhiolast_img read more

Ganti Armada Tua, Singapura Kembali Hadirkan Rangkaian MRT Terbaru dari Bombardier

first_imgSumber: Business Insider Singapore Demi melakukan peremajaan terhadap sejumlah armadanya yang sudah ‘berumur’, Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) telah menandatangani kontrak kerja sama dengan salah satu perusahaan penyedia armada kereta api kenamaan, Bombardier. Di sini, Singapore’s LTA berminat untuk mendatangkan 11 rangkaian kereta MRT anyar yang masing-masing mampu menarik enam gerbong.Baca Juga: LTA Singapura Tambah 17 Rangkaian Metro MRT Untuk North East Line dan Circle LineDilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman railway-technology.com (26/7/2018), armada baru ini nantinya akan menggantikan peran dari armada generasi pertama yang beroperasi di North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL). Sebagai bocoran, kereta-kereta baru ini akan dirancang di Jerman dan dirakit di Changchun, salah satu fasilitas milik Bombardier yang ada di Cina. Ke-66 kereta ini pun diharapkan rampung dan dapat dikirim sebelum akhir tahun 2021 mendatang. “Nantinya kereta akan melewati serangkaian uji coba sebelum akhirnya masuk ke dalam pelayanan komersial,” tutur wakil kepala eksekutif LTA Infrastructure and Development, Chua Chong Kheng. “Jaringan perkeretaapian yang sukses dan dan tahan lama sangat bergantung pada logistik dan dukungan teknis yang efisien, terjamin, dan juga dapat digunakan dalam jangka panjang. Di sini kami melihat rekam jejak dari Bombardier yang berpengalaman di bidangnya,” imbuhnya.Adapun nilai kontrak yang terjalin diantara kedua belah pihak adalah sebesar US$800 juta atau yang setara dengan Rp11,5 triliun. “Dengan nilai tersebut, kami harap pihak Bombardier mampu melakukan revitalisasi jalur tertua yang kami miliki dan meningkatkan keandalan serta kemampuan dari jaringan perkeretaapian Singapura,” tutur Mr. Chua.Adapun empat dari 11 rangkaian kereta anyar ini akan disematkan sistem Automatic Track Inspection (ATI), dimana pemasangannya memungkinkan operator memantau kereta tersebut secara real-time, memantau kelengkapan lintasan dan armada itu sendiri selama beroperasi.Baca Juga: Singapura Uji Coba Sistem Blind Spot Pada 20 BusTidak hanya sebatas menyediakan armada, namun isi dalam perjanjian kontrak antara Singapore LTA dan Bombardier juga mencakup dukungan layanan untuk armada baru ini selama 30 tahun mendatang.Sebagai informasi tambahan, pihak Bombardier dan Singapore LTA ini sendiri telah menjalin kerja sama selama kurang lebih 30 tahun lamanya. Paling baru, pihak Singapura mendatangkan sejumlah armada nirawak baru yang nantinya akan ditempatkan di Downtown Line. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedLTA Singapura Tambah 17 Rangkaian Metro MRT Untuk North East Line dan Circle Line21/05/2018In “Darat”Remajakan Armada, MRT Singapura Adopsi Kursi Lipat Guna Antisipasi Lonjakan Penumpang01/03/2018In “Darat”Tempatkan Tenaga Ahli di Kereta Nirawak, MRT Singapura Mampu Saingi Kinerja Sistem Metro Taipei06/03/2018In “Darat”last_img read more

Nashiro to make one last push to regain WBA title

first_imgOSAKA – Former WBA super flyweight champion Nobuo Nashiro will challenge current champion Tepparith Kokietgym of Thailand in a world title bout on Sept. 1 in Osaka, his Muto Boxing Gym announced on Wednesday.The 30-year-old Nashiro, currently ranked 14th, sees the fight against Tepparith that will be held at Sumiyoshi Sports Center as his last chance to regain the world title. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 “This is my last shot to challenge for the title. If I lose, it’ll be my retirement fight,” said Nashiro, who will take his second crack at the WBA crown he lost to Hugo Cazares of Mexico in May 2010.The 23-year-old Tepparith, who goes by the alias “Astro Boy,” beat Daiki Kameda last December and successfully defended his title for the second time against Tomonobu Shimizu in April this year.Nashiro failed in his first attempt to regain the title in a unanimous decision defeat to Tomas Rojas of Mexico in February 2011. center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

La Follette Medical Center thanks its heroes

first_imgLAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The theme is right to the point for the La Follette Medical Center as it thanks its local heroes.   “So many folks and businesses in the community have stepped up to show appreciation and support in many different ways for us during the pandemic.  Our hero wall is a way for us to express our appreciation,” said LMC COO Sara Lloyd.Here are a couple of “thank yous” from the LMC Staff on the “LMC Heroes Wear Masks, Not Capes” display in the hallway of the hospital.“We have had individuals bring us a partial box of wipes or masks and hand off notes of encouragement.  Businesses have provided lunch and meals, even cupcakes.  The gestures have been so supportive, encouraging and uplifting,” Lloyd said.These doctors have provided meals for the hospital staff. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/08/2020-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more