From the Office of the Secretary Of State:This data represents the total number of absentee ballot requests received as of 8:30 a.m. today in New Mexico, as furnished by the Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State.Daily updates about these absentee ballot requests will be published until Oct. 6 when the data will be adjusted to reflect vote counts instead (absentee, early in-person and Election Day).Those vote counts also will be broken down by county and political party.
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host today at 3 p.m. a webinar to discuss with the media the results of a two-year study that evaluated coastal storm and flood risk to vulnerable populations, property, ecosystems, and infrastructure in areas of the Northeast that were affected by Hurricane Sandy.The study, known as the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study (NACCS), brought together experts from federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as non-governmental organizations and academia, to assess the flood risks facing coastal communities and ecosystems and collaboratively develop a coastal storm risk management framework to address increasing risks, which are driven in part by increased frequency and intensity of storm events and rising sea levels due to a changing climate.During the webinar, experts will provide a short overview of the study’s findings and will be available to answer questions.Webinar Login Details
Harkand has secured a USD 5 million contract in Mexico to perform saturation diving services in support of an offshore pipeline project for offshore construction company Swiber Offshore Mexico S.A de C.V. The global subsea inspection, repair, maintenance, and light construction company has recently finalised a joint venture with Arena Servicios de Mexico, a local Mexican company involved in infrastructure projects as their exclusive vehicle to deliver services in Mexico.Harkand Arena will complete a wide ranging scope of work, including the installation of risers and expansion spools to the Ayatsil Field located in the waters of Campeche Sound. This project will be performed utilising a portable saturation diving system to be provided by Harkand onboard the client’s vessel. The project includes an option to utilise Harkand’s DSV Swordfish.All onshore support including the project management and engineering will be performed by Harkand Arena personnel from Harkand’s new office in Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico, the company informed.Eduardo Borja, Arena’s Director said, “We have worked diligently over the past 10 years as owner’s representative for large infrastructure projects. Our interest in expanding into offshore projects brought us to Harkand, a company with a clear direction of becoming the leading IRM and light construction contractor. Harkand has the assets and more importantly the people with the knowledge, experience and reputation of providing innovative and cost-effective solutions to the complex projects this industry brings to the table.”Managing director for Harkand North America and Africa, AJ Jain said, “This is a significant contract win for us, not only as our first under the Harkand Arena name, but it also represents our clients’ confidence in our growing diving division team and their combined experience.”[mappress mapid=”11721″]
Manitowoc appoints new French Potain dealer Axyom Wisconsin, USA-based crane manufacturer Manitowoc has appointed French construction equipment sales company Axyom as a new distributor of Potain self-erecting cranes in northern France.Based in Normandy, Axyom will expand its offering to customers by incorporating the Potain Igo, Igo T and Hup self-erecting crane ranges.According to Manitowoc, Axyom is well-established in northern France and has a team of almost 50 people, including a quality after-sales service force with experienced technicians on-hand.Axyom is expecting its first delivery – an Igo M 14 – in the beginning of 2020.Jean-Baptiste Dubois, general manager of Axyom, commented, “We have many clients in the construction sector, and the Potain self-erecting range will perfectly complement their needs; we know they will be well-received in the market.”#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Members of the Dumfries and Galloway council’s Economy, Environment and Infrastructure committee will be asked to approve plans to take forward flood protection schemes for some of our most vulnerable towns when it meets on 13 September.Councillors will be asked to approve the continued development of flood protection schemes for Whitesands, Langholm and Newton Stewart. Scottish Government Capital funding of £1.536m has been allocated for this work. Members of the Economy, Environment and Infrastructure committee approved the Local Flood Risk Management Plan earlier this year. Within this plan, details of the various flood protection schemes in the region were approved. This capital funding will now be used to take forward the development of these schemes.In the first instance, the costs for repairing the Riverside road wall at Newton Stewart will be met through this funding. A design has been completed, not simply to replace the existing wall like by like which would not be effective, but to enable the height to be increased to ensure it was part of the future flood protection scheme for the town. Additionally, these monies will be used to improvements to the Sparling Footbridge to raise it above peak flood levels.In addition to the scheme specific capital funding, the Government made further flood protection monies available earlier this year. For Dumfries and Galloway, the allocation is £172k. Members of the committee will be asked to agree an estimated £100k of this funding to try to deliver a temporary flooding solution for Carsphairn.Chair of the Council’s Economy, Environment and Infrastructure committee said, “Over the last winter, communities across our region were battered by Storm Frank and Storm Desmond which resulted in some of the worst flooding experienced in recent years. People had to leave their homes, properties were ruined and businesses were closed for weeks. This Administration made a commitment to do something about flooding and work to provide solutions to some of our worst hit towns and villages. We need to work to find solutions that will protect our vulnerable communities and provide confidence for local people. A great deal of development work has already taken place and the committee will be asked to approve funding so that further development can be taken forward on these schemes.When the First Minister visited Newton Stewart in the summer, I emphasised that the Government needs to take a more flexible approach to meet local needs and to revisit the criteria for communities currently excluded from funding. At present funding is only available from the Government for Potentially Vulnerable Areas, which have to have at least 50 properties at risk of flooding. This means that villages such as Carsphairn, where home owners and businesses were left devastated following the floods, are not eligible for Government funding. Despite this, our Council included Carsphairn in the recently published Solway Local Flood Risk Management Plan, and has continued to develop a study to find solutions. Based on the outcomes of this work the design of scheme will be progressed. However, I believe it is important that we do all we can in the meantime to find a short-term solution for Carsphairn. A proposed temporary scheme is being developed and if councillors back the scheme and allocate £100,000 we would we hope to have the measures in place before the winter and thus providing some reassurance to the community.”
1847 Views 17 comments Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share LocalNews Linton to pay Kieron Pinard Byrne £20,000 by: Dominica Vibes News – February 1, 2016 The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council has ordered Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton to pay twenty thousand pounds (£20,000) to Chartered Accountant Kieron Pinard Byrne on account of his costs.This order, made on 29 January 2016, follows its earlier judgement in favor of Mr Byrne in a defamation suit on 12 October 2015.Mr Linton, who was a radio talk show host at the time, called into a radio program in 2002 where he accused Mr Byrne of criminality, dishonest and unprofessional conduct.The judgement delivered on 29 January 2016 by Lord Clarke, Lord Wilson, Lord Sumption, Lord Carnwath and Lord Toulson is as follows;“AFTER CONSIDERATION of the parties’ submissions on costsThe COURT ORDERED that1 The Respondent pay the Appellant’s costs before the Judicial Committee, the amount of those costs to be assessed on the standard basis if not agreed between the parties2) The Respondent pay the Appellant’s costs in Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Commonwealth of Dominica), the amount of those costs to be assessed on the standard basis if not agreed between the parties3) The Respondent pay the Appellant £20, 000 on account of his costs before the Judicial Committee within 21 days of the date of this Order.”
GomSpace together with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics) have signed a research collaboration agreement on the sidelines of the Singapore Airshow (6 – 11 February), to conduct a design study on the implementation of space-based Very High Frequency (VHF) communications for air traffic management (ATM) in the Singapore Flight Information Region (FIR). This agreement follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by the three parties in July 2017 to explore the application and deployment of the space-based system.The space-based VHF communications system involves the mounting of VHF communications equipment onto a constellation of small low-earth-orbit satellites to enable clear and real-time communications between air traffic controllers and pilots over oceanic airspace.This technology will improve safety and facilitate the safe reduction in separation between aircraft, from the current 80 nautical miles (NM) to potentially 5NM, in airspace where ground-based VHF communications is currently not available, increasing ATM capacity and enabling more efficient use of airspace.The implementation of space-based VHF communications in the Singapore FIR will entail a design study phase, a proof of concept phase, and finally an operationalisation phase. With the collective expertise of CAAS, ST Electronics and GomSpace, the design study is expected to deliver solutions to overcome implementation challenges identified during the preliminary analyses, by defining baseline requirements, developing conceptual designs and conducting simulations.
MANILA – Teams from Bacolod City and Negros wanted to participate in the basketball league founded by boxing icon Manny Pacquiao.They expressed interest in joining the second edition of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League, which extends to Visayas and Mindanao after focusing on Luzon in the first edition.“Mag-e-expand na tayo sa Visayas at Mindanao sa second conference,” Pacquiao said at the sidelines of the MPBL semifinals Tuesday night. “Madami na ang nag-express na gusto nila sumali.”“Sa Mindanao, iyong Gen San Warriors at Davao Occidental. Sa Visayas naman, may Bacolod, Negros at iyong tatlong city sa Cebu, including iyong Lapu-Lapu,” he added. It was not immediately clear which province in Negros – Occidental or Oriental – the team from the island will come from or if it will represent the entire island.Ten teams participated in the league’s inaugural edition: Bataan Defenders, Batangas Tanduay Athletics, Bulacan Kuyas, Caloocan Supremos, Imus Bandera, Muntinlupa Cagers, Navotas Clutch, Paranaque Patriots, Quezon City Capitals, and Valenzuela Classics.Recently at least five Metro Manila-based cities also signed up for the tournament – Pasig Rios Pirates, San Juan Knights, Laguna, Manila, and Team Rizal.“Masaya tayo na madami pa ang nag-inquire na gustong sumali sa MPBL. Siguro nakita nila na maganda ang kinalabasan ng first conference natin,” said the eight-division world boxing champ.“Nakikita ko na magiging parang NBA ito. Kung sa NBA, may Eastern at Western Conference, sa atin naman ay may North at South,” added the retired Kia Picanto playing coach./PN