UNITED CHURCH News:The annual Mexico Mission Fundraiser is 6 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at United Church, 2525 Canyon Road.Register to attend a FREE Donor’s Dinner by contacting the Church Office at 505.662.2971. Reservations must be made by Feb. 28 to reserve a seat.Homes will be built in Mexico during spring break. Donations are always welcome, even if unable to attend.
Kiwanians ‘demonstrating social distances’ during an aluminum collection in March at Sullivan Field, from left, Pat Soran, John Arrowsmith, Rick Reiss, Bob Carlos and Don Casperson. Photo by Morrie PongratzKIWANIS News:The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos will hold its regular bi-monthly aluminum collection 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, May 16 at Sullivan Field.Participants can remain in their car; Kiwanians will remove the aluminum. The Kiwanis Club does pay for aluminum but also happily accepts donations for its youth activities and scholarships.“If you make your aluminum a donation, you will have no human contact with us! Swing by our tent and help make Los Alamos a better place through your donations or sale of aluminum to Kiwanis.” –Kiwanis
The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation hosted its 10th annual Unconditional Love dinner dance on Saturday, July 20, in Southampton. The event chair was Jean Shafiroff and the honoree, Aimee Sadler, founder and CEO of Dogs Playing for Life. The event’s host committee included Antonella Bertello, Amy Cosman, Missy Hargraves, Sharon Kerr, and Randi Schatz. The junior chair was Kate McEntee, and junior co-chairs included Kingsley Crawford, Jenny Dwork, and Merritt Piro. Share
Annual Energy Perspectives report outlining the analysis of macroeconomic and energy market developments toward 2040 has been published by Statoil.The report analyses three different scenarios for the development from 2011 to 2040, to illustrate the major uncertainties in modelling long-term developments:The Reference scenario, where already decided energy and climate policies, as well as ambitions and targets, and our forecasts on likely developments in policy measures are the starting point for the modelling;The Low Carbon scenario, where more comprehensive energy and climate policies are applied to incentivize a more rapid increase in energy efficiency, green growth and technology development;The Policy Paralysis scenario, where protectionism and geopolitical rivalry lead to lower growth, a less green energy mix and lower energy efficiency.The analysis confirms the results presented by the IEA; that within a sustainable energy system, there is still a strong need for oil and gas in the energy mix over the coming decades.Natural gas demand grows in all scenarios Due to its availability, flexibility and environmentally friendly characteristics compared to coal, natural gas is likely to become an increasingly important fuel in the decades to come. In the Reference scenario natural gas demand is forecast to grow faster than total energy demand, by 1.4% per year on average until 2040. In the Low Carbon scenario, the gas share of total primary energy demand grows from 21% to 24%. In the Policy Paralysis scenario the global market share for natural gas is relatively stable. The supply potential of shale gas continues to surprise, both in terms of volumes and marginal costs. Environmental policies are expected to help improving the competitiveness of gas. [mappress]LNG World News Staff, June 13, 2014; Image: Statoil
“With ISLA’s local presence through a vast network of representative offices and its experience in the Italian market, we are looking forward to growing together in the future,” said Lars Feller, global vice president of dship Carriers.dship Carriers expects the partnership to support the company’s growth in the Italian market, while providing customers with high-quality ocean transportation services. www.islaship.comdship-carriers.com
Published: April 15, 2017 2:52 PM EDT SHARE (CNN) On Saturday, protesters descended on Capitol Hill and cities across the U.S. to demand that Trump make his most recent tax returns public. It’s something every president and presidential nominee has done for the past 40 years.The organizers of Saturday’s marches say more than 180 events are planned across 48 states and the District of Columbia.By Saturday afternoon, images of crowds in cities including D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and New York began cropping up on social media.Trump has said that Americans “don’t care at all” about his tax returns, but polls show 74% of Americans say he should release them. Many lawmakers, including some Republicans, have also called on him to make them public. And a petition demanding that Trump release his returns has garnered more than 1 million signatures.Still, the White House has not indicated Trump has any intentions of releasing his returns. So Trump critics are prepared to make some noise.“We march to demand that the president release his returns, as he has repeatedly promised, but failed, to do,” the Tax March website reads. “We march because it is in the best interest of the American people to know what financial entanglements and conflicts of interest our leaders have.”Much like the “Pussyhats” symbolized by the Women’s March in January, the hallmark of this protest are giant inflatable chickens.On Saturday morning, chickens could be spotted on the steps of the Capitol building and outside the Trump Hotel. Thirty-foot inflatable chickens will also go up at the marches in New York City and San Francisco, according to Kevin Donohoe, a Tax March organizer.The inflatable chickens were designed in Hong Kong to celebrate the Year of the Rooster, and they were purposely made to resemble Trump this year. Organizers for Tax March San Francisco discovered the chicken and re-dubbed it “Chicken Don” to poke fun at the President for being too afraid to release his tax returns. Since then it’s spread across the country with dozens of marches purchasing chickens, Donohoe said. Author: CNN, AP Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Tax Day demonstrators demand that Trump release tax returns
A former employee at a top-25 firm has been barred from working in legal practices after he was found to have falsified documents.Brendan Ferris, a litigation executive at the DAC Beachcroft office in Bristol, was found by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to have misled clients.In a statement published on its website on Friday, the SRA said this included misleading clients about the status of court proceedings and in particular the service of two claim forms. He also misled a client in relation to whether an enquiry agent had been engaged.According to the statement, Ferris, of Southville, Bristol, was dismissed by the firm in October 2014 after working there for more than five years.The SRA has already issued a written rebuke for his conduct and has now stated it would be ‘undesirable’ for him to be involved in a legal practice.He may not be employed in any solicitor’s practice or by any solicitor without SRA permission in future.Ferris, who is not currently involved in a legal practice, was subject to an investigation by the SRA with an internal report from DAC Beachcroft also produced as evidence.
International firm Ashurst has become the first firm to delay partner promotions because of coronavirus, as the City braces itself for more cash-saving measures. Ashurst said ‘continuing market uncertainty’ prompted the ‘difficult decision’ to delay partner promotions until later this year. Candidates have been selected by the admissions committee but a final partner vote has yet to take place. It is expected that successful applicants will be made up in November, when employee salary reviews will also be reinstated.A spokesperson for the firm said: ‘We have an outstanding group of future partners and we want to ensure they are set up for success in relation to this next important step in their careers. We continue to monitor global market developments and look forward to celebrating the achievements of our new partners when we have a clearer understanding of ongoing market movements and their longer term impacts on our business.’Ashurst is also reducing the monthly sums paid to partners by 20% for the next six months and employees – excluding those in the busiest areas and those paid below a certain threshold – have been asked to adopt an 80% work pattern for three months from May, with an equivalent pay cut. Salary reviews have also been deferred until November and bonuses have been split into two tranches.Following Ashurst’s example, Simmons & Simmons has also deferred its partner promotions until later this year. A spokesperson for the firm said: ‘The annual partner promotions process has been slightly delayed but will continue as planned in June using video conferencing. We are pleased that technology will enable us to continue with this significant stage in our associates’ careers.’A number of City firms have defied the coronavirus downturn, announcing strong partner promotion rounds this month. Herbert Smith Freehills has taken on its biggest cohort of partners since its merger in 2012, while Linklaters has elected 30 new partners worldwide, down from 33 last year. Slaughter and May, Allen & Overy, Norton Rose Fulbright, Reed Smith and Hogan Lovells have also announced partner promotions this year.
Background classical music is to be played over the public address systems of 35 London Underground stations maintained by Metronet in an effort to deter people not intending to travel from loitering in the stations. Tests at four District Line stations found that reports of physical and verbal abuse fell by a third when CD players were linked to the ticket hall speakers.Danish Railways is deploying video networking software from Verint Systems Inc on København suburban trains to allow staff to monitor passenger areas.The DVR1A digital video recorder from Dutch firm Bosch Security Systems is a direct replacement for VHS recorders used in security applications. The 80 GB hard disk is equivalent to four tapes, but it is easier to search and avoids the problems associated with moving parts or image degradation.Transport CCTV network specialist CellStack Systems was renamed Telindus Surveillance Solutions late last year, as part of a strategy for expansion into other sectors by the Belgium-based Telindus Group.A 1m yuan intruder alarm system has been installed on Shanghai Metro Line 3, which is also being patrolled by a 12-person security team and two guard dogs following a spate of thefts of signal cables.Barcelona Metro has awarded Gunnebo Entrance Control a contract to provide 63 HiddenGate and six disabled-accessible automatic gates for use on Line 2. The Swedish firm has also won a contract to supply Ascom with 227 turnstiles and 43 accessible gates for use on the Toulouse Metro (RG 2.05 p76).The latest addition to Townscape Products’ range of outdoor benches is the Victoria, a ’sleek and contemporary’ seat in mild steel which features arm rests designed to prevent it being misused by skateboarders.
A new season of Broward County’s Mayors’ Chess Challenges is underway! Spearheaded by Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan, these free and friendly events are held monthly during the school year, drawing attention to the benefits of chess for both schools and community.Sunrise hosted this month’s event, drawing a record crowd of over 300 from across Broward County.“We were overwhelmed by the community’s support,” said Mayor Ryan. “It speaks volumes for the public’s understanding of the academic and social benefits of chess.”More than 50 chess sets were in play during the Mayors’ Chess Challenge at Sunrise City Hall. The event also featured giveaways, refreshments, and a giant outdoor chess set (courtesy of the Florida Renaissance Festival). Instructional videos played in the background, with plenty of opportunities for hands-on coaching.The Mayors’ Chess Challenge also went international, as Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham, England, joined the festivities via Skype and played a friendly match against Mayor Ryan. Schoolchildren from the UK also faced off against students at the Sunrise event.Though the event was full of fun and games, Mayor Ryan believes in the overall benefits of the sport.“Our focus must not be exclusively on tournaments and trophies, but instead on developing in the academic environment the critical thinking skills necessary for the next generation of scientists, doctors, educators, entrepreneurs, thinkers and leaders,” explained Mayor Ryan. “Through our collective efforts, we are seeing young minds develop confidence in their abilities.”The next Mayors Chess Challenges heads to Tamarac on November 14, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Ballroom Community Center. Participants will receive a “Mayors’ Chess Challenge Passport” that can be stamped at each event they attend over the coming school year.To learn more about chess programming in Sunrise – including the City’s free, weekly, open-play sessions – visit www.sunrisefl.gov/chess.