STATE News:SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 263 additional positive tests for COVID-19.Los Alamos County has 1 new case today bringing the total to 33 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.Today’s update also announces 6 new deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:51 new cases in Bernalillo County33 new cases in Chaves County1 new case in Cibola County1 new case in Colfax County10 new cases in Curry County54 new cases in Doña Ana County27 new cases in Eddy County1 new case in Grant County18 new cases in Lea County9 new cases in Lincoln County1 new case in Los Alamos County2 new cases in Luna County5 new cases in McKinley County6 new cases in Otero County1 new case in Rio Arriba County1 new case in Roosevelt County10 new cases in Sandoval County12 new cases in San Juan County10 new cases in Santa Fe County1 new case in Sierra County1 new case in Socorro County5 new cases in Torrance County3 new cases in Valencia CountyThe Department of Health today reported 6 additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:A male in his 60s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions.A male in his 50s from Doña Ana County. The individual was hospitalized.A male in his 80s from Roosevelt County. The individual had underlying conditions.A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now at 865.Including the cases reported today, New Mexico has now had a total of 28,487 COVID-19 cases: Bernalillo County: 6,381Catron County: 9Chaves County: 1,116Cibola County: 415Colfax County: 30Curry County: 779De Baca County: 1Doña Ana County: 3,285Eddy County: 785Grant County: 120Guadalupe County: 34Harding County: 2Hidalgo County: 99Lea County: 1,382Lincoln County: 208Los Alamos County: 33Luna County: 418McKinley County: 4,316Mora County: 7Otero County: 260Quay County: 74Rio Arriba County: 391Roosevelt County: 281Sandoval County: 1,339San Juan County: 3,307San Miguel County: 98Santa Fe County: 979Sierra County: 45Socorro County: 102Taos County: 139Torrance County: 71Union County: 31Valencia County: 576County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:Cibola County Correctional Center: 324Otero County Prison Facility: 282Otero County Processing Center: 163Torrance County Detention Facility: 44The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 33Lea County Correctional Facility: 48Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1Otero County Prison Facility: 472Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County: 1Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4As of today, there are 75 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.As of today, there are 16,020 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.The Department of Health has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care facilities:Aristocrat Assisted Living in Las CrucesAvamere at Rio RanchoBear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in AlbuquerqueBelen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in BelenBrookdale Santa FeCamino Healthcare in AlbuquerqueCasa de Oro Center in Las CrucesCasa Maria Health Care Center in RoswellFort Bayard Medical Center in Santa ClaraGood Life Senior Living in LovingtonGood Samaritan Society Las CrucesHeartfelt Manor in RoswellLakeview Christian Home in CarlsbadLas Palomas Center in AlbuquerqueLovington Healthcare in LovingtonPrinceton Place in AlbuquerqueRaton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in RatonThe Rehab Center of Albuquerque in AlbuquerqueRed Rocks Care Center in GallupRetirement Ranches in ClovisSilver City Care Center in Silver CitySunny Day Assisted Living in GallupSunset Villa Nursing Home in RoswellVillage Retirement Community in RoswellThe Watermark at Cherry Hills in AlbuquerqueWelbrook Senior Living Las CrucesThe Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).The Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell;Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of people in their infectious period who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as long-term care facilities and group homes; andPatients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.
The project will integrate established industrial sites with state-of-the-art technology to capture carbon. The concept will help reduce carbon emissions from power and petrochemical facilities, as well as create a sustainable platform for industrial growth and economic development and meet decarbonisation targets.Wood is developing an overall masterplan for carbon reductions across three sites in the Immingham area, including VPI Immingham Combined Heat & Power Plant, Phillips 66 Humber Refinery and Uniper Killingholme Power Plant.The innovative concept includes three phases of development over the next decade to capture, treat, and compress up to eight million tonnes per annum of carbon dioxide for permanent storage in the geological formations below the UK North Sea.Evaluating the specific needs of different industrial processes on three operating sites has led to a plan involving several complementary technologies, including use of renewable power to generate green hydrogen through electrolysis, generation of blue hydrogen with integrated carbon capture, and post-combustion carbon capture from existing stacks. Joe Sczurko, CEO of Wood’s Technical Consulting Solutions business, said, “With decades of multi-sector experience, Wood is focused on driving the global energy transition and supporting a milestone project of this kind which could create a model for industrial decarbonisation around the world.”“It will also play an important role in helping the UK government meet its ambitious energy targets, including reaching net zero by 2050.”The Humber Zero project will form a significant element of the UK’s industrial decarbonisation strategy, making up one third of the Humberside industrial cluster.It is one of five locations – along with Teesside, Merseyside, South Wales and North East Scotland – identified as well-suited to early carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) deployment by the Committee of Climate Change (CCC).
More than 20 representatives of service companies from the French ports, accompanied by rail and waterway transport spokes persons, will meet with executives of local shipping companies during the day.www.haropaports.com
UK: The Institute of Railway Research at the University of Huddersfield has developed an algorithm aimed at enabling sensors fitted to Siemens GSM-R cab radios to detect track voids and potentially other rail defects.The algorithm is intended to enable every vehicle equipped with GSM-R radio equipment to act as a track recording car, transmitting vibration data in real time. This should enable operators, fleet owners and infrastructure managers to gain insights into track quality and vehicle function, IRR says. Initially, the partnership with Siemens covers the modification of the Tracksure sensor to enable the detection of track voids, but IRR says that the sensor could also pick up other signs of track degradation, including rail corrugation and problems in transition zones and at switches.n
South Sudan military chief dies Egypt appoints new military intelligence chief The head of Sudan’s ruling military council arrived in Cairo, where he is to meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the Egyptian presidency said.General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan is on his first trip since taking power following the April ouster of president Omar al-Bashir after months of protests.His visit comes after Sudanese protest leaders announced a two-day strike from Tuesday, as talks with the military over installing civilian rule remain suspended.The Alliance for Freedom and Change umbrella movement is at odds with the generals over whether the transitional body to rule Sudan should be headed by a military or civilian figure.Their negotiations have been on hold since Monday.Egypt, whose President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi currently chairs the African Union, has voiced backing for Sudan’s military council.Egyptian presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said Sisi had received Burhan at the capital’s Ittihadia Palace.Last month he hosted a summit where African nations urged the regional bloc to allow Khartoum “more time” for a handover to civilian rule.Protest leaders were set to hold meetings with demonstrators at a sit-in outside the army headquarters in Khartoum on Saturday to discuss how to resolve the deadlock.On Friday they said their strike at “public and private institutions and companies”, accompanied by civil disobedience, was “an act of peaceful resistance with which we have been forced to proceed”.Thousands of protesters remain at the sit-in to demand the departure of the generals who seized power after ousting Bashir.Protest leaders have also called for people to march Sunday from residential areas of Khartoum towards the sit-in.Several rounds of talks have so far failed to finalise the makeup of the new ruling body, although the two sides have agreed it will hold power for a transitional period of three years.Western nations have called on the generals to hand power to a civilian administration, while the ruling army council has received support from regional powers including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — both close allies of Egypt.Related Protesters cut ties with Sudan’s military council
Wildlife officials in Kenya relocate elephants to reduce human-wildlife conflict FILE PHOTO: A pair of male elephants is seen in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, April 25, 2018. Picture taken April 25, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/ FILE PHOTO: A pair of male elephants is seen in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, April 25, 2018. Picture taken April 25, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/Botswana will auction licences on Friday to hunt a total of 70 elephants in seven districts, the first such hunting to take place since President Mokgweetsi Masisi lifted a five-year ban on big game hunting last May.Africa’s overall elephant population is declining due to poaching but Botswana, home to almost a third of the continent’s elephants, has seen numbers grow to 130,000 from 80,000 in the late 1990s.Botswanan officials say hunting is necessary to ease conflict between animals and humans, especially farmers who have seen their crops and infrastructure destroyed by elephants roaming outside their feeding zones.A spokeswoman for the Department of National Parks and Wildlife said the licences would be for controlled hunting areas and that the auction was open only to companies registered in Botswana.“There are seven hunting packages, of 10 elephants each, available. The seven areas chosen are those most impacted by human-wildlife conflict, especially involving elephants,” Alice Mmolawa told Reuters.Bidders are expected to pay a refundable deposit of 200,000 pula ($18,000) each, according to the auctioneers.Officials said on Tuesday three bidders had registered to participate in the auction, and that discussions were underway to consider whether a bidder could buy more than one licence.Botswana and its neighbours Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and South Africa have in the last few years reconsidered conservation laws to try and balance the need to protect sought-after species such as elephants, rhinos and buffalo from poaching while managing the danger they pose as they encroach on areas of human habitation.“Elephants have killed a lot of people and destroyed livelihoods. I think government is doing the right thing in reducing their numbers,” said Tiro Segosebe, a Gaborone resident whose home village of Maun is one of the areas most affected by the human-wildlife conflict.Environmentalists are divided on the best means to manage the conflict, with some fearing licensed hunting could fuel demand and thus encourage even more illegal poaching.The killing of “Cecil the Lion” four years ago by an American tourist in Zimbabwe sparked international uproar, and in 2019 Botswana banned two professional hunters who shot dead a research elephant and then tried to hide the evidence.“Hunting elephants may not be a standard tool of sustainable use of natural resources, or the best method of alleviating the problem of human-wildlife conflict,” said Neil Fitt, former chief executive of the Kalahari Conservation Club (KCC).“But I do not see a problem if the hunting is done in a proper, ethical and above-board manner,” Fitt said.Related Africa’s War: Understanding the human-wildlife conflict Nearly 90 elephants killed near Botswana wildlife sanctuary
18 Views 3 comments Mr. Skerrit told the 2013/2014 budget presentation on Wednesday, 24th July that efforts must be made to ensure Dominica is not used as a safe haven for illegal activity. Photo shot by Ashton ShillingfordThe Dominica Government has announced that it will provide the support required by law enforcement agencies, both legislative and material, to fight crime. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit told the 2013/2014 budget presentation on Wednesday, 24th July that efforts must be made to ensure Dominica is not used as a safe haven for illegal activity.“Government will continue to collaborate with regional and international agencies to ensure that Dominica is not used as a safe haven or transhipment point for trafficking in drugs and small arms, money laundering, human smuggling and bring under control incidence of violent crime and antisocial behaviour”.Mr Skerrit noted that his government will also toughen measures to address drug and firearm related crimes as it continues to impact negatively “even beyond the borders of the state”.According to the Prime Minister, safety and security for all residents and visitors is critical in order to ensure economic, sustainable and social development. “Every incident of crime or anti-social behavior impacts negatively on this sense of safety and security,” he stated.The Ministry of National Security will receive 3.2% of the capital budget to continue improvement/renovation works to existing police stations. Construction of the La Plaine police station is expected to begin this fiscal year while work on the Calibishie police station will continue. Dominica Vibes News Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share LocalNews Dominica Government committed to fighting crime by: – July 25, 2013
Yesterday morning, Western Visayas tracksters added two bronze medals courtesy of Negrenses Franz Gela Romualdo Bintad and May Therese Gula in secondary girls javelin throw and 800-meter run, respectively.The region also nabbed two gold medals in lawn tennis at the Holy Name University courtesy of secondary boys’ John Benedict Santiago, Nikhel Nowlakha, John Dreve Jemenia, and Marco Macalintal.The other gold medal was courtesy of secondary girls team events’ Althea Rose Martinez, Riza Ann Cubos, Avril Andrea Sauce, and Stephanie Crisosto.The tertiary women’s and men’s events settled for silver and bronze medal, respectively.In dance sports at the Bohol Cultural Center, the pair of Mico Andrei Hechanova and Aleia Robbyn Muyco claimed the gold medal in the Latin American category.Lucas Gerard Arañador and Ingrid Denise Parangan settled for a silver medal in dance sport modern standard./PN Photo by Edwin Caro Laru-an WESTERN Visayas’ secondary and tertiary squads bagged five gold medals at the start of the PRISAA 2018 National Games in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.The Blue Barons captured three golds in athletics at the Carlos P. Garcia Sports Complex on Monday courtesy of Kim Villaruz in secondary girls 3,000-meter run and Michael Manaay in 110-meter hurdles tertiary men.Ara Rahbea Delatova also topped the secondary girls 100-meter hurdles but is still awaiting for the official results from the organizers due to breasting in the finish line of the finals.Western Visayas also got a silver medal courtesy of Godwin Tulio in secondary boys 110-meter hurdles while Renzy Gemolaga contributed a bronze medal in the men’s shot put.
Dia juga mengklaim bahwa itu adalah merupakan hal yang wajar bagi seorang pilot untuk tidur siang saat penerbangan panjang dengan adanya co-pilot. Insiden ini sebenarnya bisa saja luput dari penglihatan bila tidak ada yang memperhatikan saat Hasmi tidur di kursi penumpang dengan seragam lengkap. Sayang, seorang penumpang melihat secara jelas apa yang dilakukan sang kapten pesawat dan mengadukannya kepada awak kabin senior serta mencatatkannya.“Penumpang (Seat 1 D) mengeluh bahwa saat kapten sedang tidur di kabin kelas bisnis, saya (penumpang) tidak merasa aman. Sudah dijelaskan bahwa dua anggota awak lainnya ada di kokpit namun dia mengatakan bahwa dia akan mengikuti Materi dan tuliskan kartu pengaduan juga,” kata awak kabin senior Nazneen Haider dalam laporannya.Juru bicara PIA, Danyal Gilani mengatakan, atas kejadian ini, kapten Hasmi kemudian di bawa untuk dilakukan penyelidikan. Tak hanya itu, kedua perwira diduga juga tidak melaporkan kejadian tersebut kepada manajemen maskapai dalam upaya untuk melindungi Hasmi yang membayar Rs100 ribu atau sekitar £735 sebulan untuk melatih yang juga seorang mantan President of the Pakistan Air Lines Pilots Association (PALPA)Sebenarnya, dengan kejadian ini maskapai sempat menunda melakukan penyelidikan, hanya saja ada tekanan dari atas yakni para pejabat kementerian untuk mengusut kasus ini. Tetapi, untuk kedua perwira, kasusnya tidak jelas apakah akan dibebas tugaskan dari penerbangan atau tidak.Ternyata insiden ini bukanlah hal pertama yang dilakukan Hasmi. Selama masa jabatannya sebagai presiden PALPA, diduga mengoperasikan banyak penerbangan transatlantik jarak jauh tanpa beristirahat selama durasi yang ditentukan sebelum perjalanan.Baik PIA maupun Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) belum menanggapi permintaan Telegraph Travel mengomentari tuduhan terakhir termasuk apakah akan ada tindakan yang dilakukan terhadap Hasmi, rekan pilotnya dan awak kabin senior untuk dugaan pelanggaran keamanan yang dilakukan untuk mencegah kejadian serupa di masa depan.Telegraph Travel juga meminta PIA dan PCAA tentang apa yang harus dilakukan pilot dan awak kabin selama insiden tersebut, dan berapa banyak waktu yang dibutuhkan pilot untuk beristirahat sebelum melakukan operasi penerbangan, namun belum mendapat tanggapan dari kedua perusahaan tersebut. Awal tahun ini, PIA juga diselidiki karena melanggar peraturan keselamatan dengan cara mengizinkan tujuh orang untuk bepergian sambil berdiri dalam penerbangan dari Karachi ke Madinah, Arab Saudi pada bulan Januari.Keadaan ini akan menimbulkan risiko serius bagi penumpang karena mereka yang berdiri tidak akan memiliki akses ke masker oksigen dalam kasus darurat dalam penerbangan dan akan memberi kontribusi pada kepadatan penduduk di pesawat dalam kasus evakuasi darurat.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedSalahkan Kopilot, Pilot Senior Tidur Saat Menerbangkan Boeing 74728/02/2019In “Featured”Covid-19 Bikin Pilot Banyak Nganggur! Masihkah Jadi Profesi Idaman?17/07/2020In “Featured”Terungkap, Kecelakaan Airbus A320 PIA Diduga Akibat Kesalahan Pilot, Begini Kronologinya!08/06/2020In “Featured” www.traveller.com.au Seorang pilot dari maskapai Pakistan Internasional Airlines (PIA) membuat heboh penerbangan dari Islamabad, Pakistan menuju London 26 April lalu. Saat itu kapten pilot bernama Amir Akhtar Hasmi tidur siang sesaat setelah lepas landas dan memberikan penerbangan kemudi kepada pilot perwira pertama (training) Ali Hassan Yadzani dan Mohammad Asad Ali yang saat itu dalam masa pelatihan.Dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari traveller.com.au (16/5/2017), diketahui saat itu kapten Hasmi membawa 305 penumpang pada PIA nomor penerbangan PK-785 dan meninggalkan dua orang pilot training untuk pergi tidur di kabin kelas bisnis. Saat itu, Hasmi menggunakan seragam pilot secara lengkap dengan selimut yang menutupi dirinya.Namun, Hasmi membantah tentang dirinya tidur selama penerbangan, “Adalah tuduhan yang salah bila mengatakan saya tidur selama penerbangan. Saya tidur dua jam setelah penerbangan,” katanya kepada Press Trust of India (PTI).
The Japanese women’s tour will remain largely unchanged next year when the season starts March 4 with the Daichin Orchid Ladies, the JLPGA announced Tuesday.The 2011 calendar will be comprised of the same 34 events with total prize money set at ¥2.87 billion, ¥16 million less than this season. The first major is the World Ladies Championship on May 5, with the season drawing to a close after the Japan LPGA Tour Championship on Nov. 24. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES