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New Mexico Supreme Court Grants Governor’s Request To Stay An Order To Temporarily Permit Indoor Dining

first_imgSUPREME COURT News:SANTA FE — The state Supreme Court on Monday afternoon granted Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s emergency request to stay an order issued by a judge in Carlsbad earlier Monday that would have temporarily permitted indoor dining at restaurants in New Mexico despite the state’s emergency public health order and the emergent need to take all necessary action to prevent the spread of COVID-19.As a result, all provisions of the state’s emergency public health order of July 13 remain in effect. The action by the state Supreme Court effectively blocks the temporary restraining order issued earlier Monday by Judge Raymond L. Romero. The judge’s order temporarily restricted the Lujan Grisham administration from enforcing its emergency public health prohibition on indoor dining as a means of slowing the statewide spread of COVID-19. That earlier order is now stayed until further order of the Supreme Court.The Lujan Grisham administration filed an emergency petition with the Supreme Court subsequent to the judge’s order.  The state Supreme Court order granting the governor’s emergency request for a stay is attached to this news release. Also attached is the governor’s request.“I am grateful for the court’s quick action,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “Businesses all across New Mexico have been battered by the effects of this pandemic; they are owed consistency and fairness, which my administration has endeavored to provide at every opportunity. We will continue to provide that while taking every single possible action to protect the health and well-being of New Mexicans — including workers and customers at our restaurants. I appreciate the high court’s recognition of the importance of consistent application and enforcement and the opportunity to bolster our case that high-contact indoor environments where face-coverings cannot be worn present an untenable risk given the incredible danger of COVID-19 at the moment.”Per state regulations to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect public health, restaurants in New Mexico are permitted to operate outdoor and patio dine-in services at 50 percent capacity in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices. Restaurants may also provide carryout and delivery services. Dine-in service in indoor seating areas is prohibited.last_img read more

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Students Help Build School In Nicaragua

first_imgWhen the opportunity to go on a trek to build a school in another country was first brought up, I instantly felt a pull towards the idea, a desire to be part of it. This special chance at something new seemed exciting and different. The more I sat on the idea of applying to get chosen to go, I realized something pivotal: a trip like this was not going to be “fun.” It was going to be uncomfortable. I would probably miss home. I would feel emotional and surprised by what I saw. But that was the whole point.BuildOn is a wonderful organization whose mission is to “break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education.” Today, the organization has been able to help build 1329 schools in underdeveloped countries. This number is growing.To get into East Hampton’s story a little, originally the trip offered was to go to Nepal. A large group of juniors and a few sophomores filled out a lengthy application with questions asking about character traits, fundraising skills, and some random ones thrown in there. Because there was such a sizable pool of applications, our teacher and coordinator, Mr. Barbour, decided to add a trip before the one to Nepal. This trip was to Nicaragua, where 16 students, including me, ended up going to in April.This trek would be hard to pull off because each student had to raise around $4000 in just a few months. Once the students going were chosen, we all began reaching out to local companies, friends, and family for donations. It sometimes felt nerve wracking, because money is never an easy thing to ask for. After what felt like ages of waiting for the day to come, we finally were ready to take off to a remote village in Nicaragua. With our stuffed trek bags on our backs and butterflies in our stomachs, we were ready for the journey.Ironically, we did not end up leaving when we thought we would because of a snowstorm that hit, cancelling our flight. We ended up losing a day on the trip but made up for it by working extra hard. It took quite some time to get to the village, approximately two plane rides and around seven to eight more hours on a bumpy bus ride up the mountain. It felt surreal when we actually got there, and none of us knew what to expect.When we arrived, we saw kids waving from across a river. One by one, we walked on top of a log to get to our village for the next week. The village held an opening ceremony for us with beautiful dancing, singing, and a production by the kids. The villagers were clearly extremely happy that we finally arrived to their home, and we were too. There was also a flutter of nerves in the air from both sides, but that subsided with time.From that point, the students split into different size groups and got placed with host families. Although this makes sense, I did not put together the fact that the villagers would not speak English. The first few nights we spent with our host family, there was quite a significant language barrier. Although me and the two others in my house take Spanish at school, our knowledge of the language felt limited because of the way the villagers spoke fast-paced and completely in Spanish.Everything in Nicaragua was completely different than I expected. The village was constantly shrilling with the sounds of bugs, and the landscape looked surreal because of the mountainous terrain and deep green brush. The houses were very small, our room put together for us with a makeshift divider and a few cots. The bathroom, or “latrine,” was a wooden hut several feet down from our house. The shower was outside with a bucket and some water.Each morning, we would wake up early and begin to work side by side with the villagers. One of BuildOn’s policies is to ensure that the villagers are working as much as the students on the trek. This is very important to show that the school is not a gift but a collaborative effort. It is also important because after we leave, the village has to continue building what we started. What surprised me most is, despite the living conditions that the villagers faced every day, they genuinely seemed happy. It made me question everything I have ever known about possessions and what is truly important. It also highlighted the importance of family and tradition. I realized that more important than what I would get out of the experience was what the villagers would get, which was an opportunity for a better life.After a few nights, I felt quite a strong connection with my host family and soon the village. Through the use of translators, we got to have personal talks with the villagers and discussed any questions they had about America and our lifestyle and we got to do the same. We also got to teach the kids some English and they showed us some of their school books and pencils. Before we came in, they had a very small school with only a couple teachers and so all of us were anxious to get the new school up and running.At the end of our time in Nicaragua, our group felt sad that we were leaving and so did the village. My experience was so special and different. I got to do something completely new and out of my comfort zone. I made very close relationships with everyone on my team and many in the village. I ate a lot of rice and beans, pretty much for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And we made a huge impact on the village and gave the children the opportunity for a higher level of education.The experience was very humbling but also it made me realize that all the little problems in my life do not matter. I feel a little melancholy that I will most likely never visit the village again, but also very proud of what we did. If given the opportunity to do this again, I would. I’m sure I speak for many in the group of students that went to Nicaragua when I say that the experience was one I will never forget. Sharelast_img read more

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Parish repair fee waived

first_imgA church council in Surrey has taken the unusual step of waiving its right to funding from people living in the parish. The chancel repair liability (CRL), which dates back to the 1530s, has previously forced landowners to pay for repairs to the parish church.Under the 2002 Land Registration Act, liability ceased to be an overriding interest on 13 October 2013, although for registered land, where a notice had not been entered previously, liability continues until the first transaction for value.In spite of this potential revenue, the Parochial Church Council of St Mary the Virgin in Horsell, Woking, has decided not to enforce or impose CRL on the community. The church said it made the decision as its missionary and community objectives outweighed the potential financial benefits.Woking-based law firm Mackrell Turner Garrett applauded the decision not to invoke the controversial – and in most cases unknown – law.‘There are still some cases where PCCs can register a notice after 13 October and homeowners could still face liability, for example where a property is gifted to someone or left in a will,’ said partner Derek Austin.‘If only more church councils would follow the lead of Horsell PCC, property owners would know they can bury this ancient liability where it belongs in the annals of history, and avoid having to take out expensive insurance policies to cover the risks associated with chancel repair liability.’last_img read more

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Delhi awards airport rail link PPP contract

first_imgDELHI METRO Rail Corp has awarded a 30-year build-operate-transfer PPP contract for the Airport Metro Express Line to a consortium formed of utility company Reliance Energy and Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF.The 22·7 km line will link New Delhi station with Indira Gandhi International Airport via intermediate stations at Shivaji Stadium and Moti Bagh. Opening is scheduled for July 2010, ready for the Commonwealth Games which will be held in the city three months later.DMRC is responsible for tunnelling and civil works and will meet half the cost of the Rs25bn project, while the consortium will install 1 676 mm gauge track, 25 kV electrification, signalling and railway systems. CAF will supply rolling stock. Announcing the contract award on January 23, Reliance Energy said the line will be ‘comparable to the world’s best airport link expresses’.A separate project is planned to extend metro Line 3 from Dwarka Sector 9 to the airport.last_img read more

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National Assessment results show positive sign

first_img 51 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Education Minister, Petter Saint JeanEducation Minister Peter Saint. Jean has said that the result of the 2013 Grade 6 National Assessment is a positive sign of upward movement in student’s attainment levels. He told a press conference to announce the results on Monday 24th June that effective school managers and principles, and teams of dedicated and hardworking teachers have managed to improve the schools performance standards in the exams.The Roseau Primary school topped the list of most improved schools recording a 68.1 percent pass rate with 20 entries. “This is a perfect example of how schools faced with many challenges can realize success with the right combination of sound management levels and a winning attitude from teacher, students and parents,” he said.Saint Jean pledged his ministry’s commitment to continue to work with primary schools who have not met the same level of success in this year’s exams. Although the top performer and one the second place performers were boys, Mr Saint Jean voiced concern regarding the overall performance of boys in the examination. He indicated that their performance continues to worry his ministry.“With this year’s results we have noticed a disparity in boys and girls. This continues to be extremely worrying as it is our goal to give our males the same opportunity for academic success as are available to our girls,” he said. He further noted that the education systems must find ways to narrow the gap between the performance levels of boys and girls.“As we move forward, an intervention program is necessary to identify the challenges that our boys face, provide high quality teaching to address these difficulties and give effective support, at the ministry level, as early as possible in areas of curriculum, assessment, leadership and management,” he said. The top performers of this year’s examinations were Louis Riviere of the Concord Primary School, second place was tied between Kodie Jean Jacques of the Convent Prep and Gianni George of the St. Martin Primary School, Kaila-Ann Guiste of the St. Martin Primary School took the fourth place position while Makayla Bedneau of the Salisbury Primary School and Shalian Shaw of the St. Martin School also tied for fifth place. Sharecenter_img Share Share EducationLocalNewsPrimary National Assessment results show positive sign by: – June 24, 2013last_img read more

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Bandara Heathrow Siap Adopsi Teknologi Biometrik Pada Musim Panas 2019

first_imgSumber: istimewa Meningkatnya jumlah penumpang dan prediksi tentang peningkatan yang signifikan dalam beberapa tahun ke depan di Bandara Heathrow, Inggris, memaksa para otoritas terkait untuk melakukan sebuah inovasi yang dapat mengentaskan masalah tersebut – walaupun tidak sepenuhnya. Baru-baru ini, otoritas bandara di Inggris tersebut mengumumkan rencananya untuk menggunakan layanan biometrik dalam skala penuh pada musim panas 2019. Jika sukses, ini akan menjadi bandara yang menggunakan inovasi biometrik terbesar di dunia.Baca Juga: Identifikasi Biometrik di Bandara Canberra Mencapai Akurasi 94 PersenSebagaimana yang dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman airport-technology.com (19/10/2018), teknologi biometrik ini mencakup face recognizing dan penyimpanan barang kargo di counter check-in, gerbang pemeriksaan bandara, dan boarding gates. Diharapkan, penggunaakn teknologi inovatif ini dapat memangkas estimasi perjalanan penumpang di dalam bandara. “Diharapkan sepertiga waktu penumpang dapat diminimalisir,” ujar Direktur Customer Relations and Service Bandara Heathrow, Jonathan Coen.“Ketika julah penumpang di bandara ini terus bertambah, kami harus mencari cara inovatif untuk membuat penumpang ‘mengalir’ lebih cepat, namun tidak juga mengesampingkan aspek keamanan dari Bandara Heathrow,” tandasnya.Jonathan sendiri percaya bahwa biometrik merupakan kunci dari kesuksesan sebuah bandara di masa yang akan datang. “Biometrik adalah kunci untuk membantu kami dalam mengentaskan masalah peningkatan jumlah penumpang yang diprediksi akan meroket dalam beberapa tahun mendatang,” jelas Jonathan.Adapun proyek pemasangan biometrik ini ditaksir mencapai angka £50 juta atau yang setara dengan Rp992,2 miliar – namun angka tersebut tidak menjadi masalah ketika solusi yang ditawarkan dapat ‘merampingkan’ waktu perjalanan penumpang di bandara, terutama ketika daya tampungnya sudah meningkat kelak.Tujuan dari pemasangan teknologi biometrik ini tergolong cukup sederhana, yaitu agar pihak bandara dapat memastikan bahwa penumpang tidak terlalu banyak menghentikan langkahnya ketika hendak mengarah menuju boarding gate.Guna memastikan teknologi biometrik ini berjalan dengan lancar di musim panas 2019 kelak, pihak Bandara Heathrow rencananya akan melakukan uji coba pada tahun ini – dengan harapan penumpang dapat memberikan feedback terhadap teknologi inovatif ini.Baca Juga: Enam Teknologi Ini Jadi Benchmark Kemajuan Bandara di 2018Dilandaskan pada sebuah penelitian yang dilakukan oleh International Air Transport Association (IATA) menyebutkan bahwa sebanyak 64 persen penumpang di Inggris berkenan untuk membagikan data biometrik mereka asalkan dapat meningkatkan pengalaman penerbangannya. Selain itu, data yang dihasilkan oleh face recognizing juga dinilai lebih akurat ketimbang menggunakan pemeriksaan manual.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedEmirates Airlines Siap Hadirkan Teknologi Biometric Path di Bandara Internasional Dubai31/10/2018In “Bandara”Fasilitas Pertumbuhan Penumpang, Bandara Global Bakal Terapkan Teknologi Biometrik21/06/2018In “Bandara”Kurangi Emisi Suara di Tengah Malam, Bandara Heathrow Patok Biaya Ekstra untuk Maskapai08/05/2020In “Bandara”last_img read more

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Croatia face Portugal but look to the future

first_imgSoccer ZAGREB: Still riding the wave of their historic World Cup run, Croatia are heading for a potential reality check as their new season starts with a friendly against Portugal in Faro on Thursday. It will be the tiny Balkan nation’s first match since the side led by star midfielder Luka Modric succumbed to France in the World Cup final in July – a loss celebrated like a victory by underdogs who had never made it so far on the world stage. That fairytale glow took the spotlight off controversies plaguing football in Croatia, from the unsavoury ultra-nationalism of its hardcore supporters to a litany of legal problems. But fans will be reminded of the former when Croatia face England in its first Nations League home match on Oct 12. The game will be played in an empty stadium – punishment by UEFA for the swastika drawn on a pitch in Split, on Croatia’s Adriatic coast, ahead of a Euro 2016 qualifier with Italy. The perpetrators were never found, but it was not the first time Croatian fans have tainted the team’s image by using fascist slogans and symbols. That darker side of Croatia’s football fairytale also reared its head during the World Cup celebrations, when the players invited a singer known for pro-Nazi sympathies to join them on the bus and stage at their welcoming party in Zagreb. Even during the euphoria of the World Cup one local paper warned that “after showering in the champagne of victory, not only cosmetic but deep changes should be made” in the sport. It may be only a matter of time before fans resume calls for the departure of the federation’s president, Davor Suker, accused of being a puppet in the hands of Zdravko Mamic, the self-exiled strongman of Croatian football. Mamic, the former head of the Dinamo Zagreb club, fled to Bosnia after being sentenced in June to a six and a half years in prison for corruption and embezzling funds from players’ transfers. “His influence on Croatian football maybe did not disappear overnight, but now he cannot influence Dinamo or even less the federation as he used to,” prominent sports journalist Davorin Olivari told AFP. The controversy also ensnared Modric, who was charged with giving false testimony during Mamic’s trial over his transfer from Dinamo. For now Modric, who won the Champions League with Real Madrid and the Golden Ball for the World Cup’s best player, appears untouchable. His reputation as a national hero was further cemented when he won the UEFA Player of the Year last month. Both Modric and Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, who will skip the Portugal match, will continue to be the pillars of the “Vatreni” – Croatian for “Fiery Ones”.last_img read more

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More than 9,000 see Chelsea’s youngsters fight back against Norwich

first_imgOla Aina and Charly Musonda scored as Chelsea’s youngsters drew 2-2 with Norwich in the Under-21 Premier League in front of a crowd of more than 9,000 at Carrow Road.Conor McGrandles opened the scoring after being set up by Eliott Bennett and Aina equalised by applying the finishing touch after Musonda’s corner had been flicked on by John Swift.The home side were back in front by half-time. Again Bennett was involved, delivering a free-kick into the box for Tony Andreu to head home.AdChoices广告But Chelsea hauled themselves level again when Musonda netted after combining nicely with Kasey Palmer.The Blues’ Under-21s are next in action on 13 September when they face Manchester United at Aldershot’s Recreation Ground. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Club announce player has asked to leave, transfer to Brighton a…

first_imgAt the end of the summer 2017 transfer window, Stefano Denswil almost moved to Brighton & Hove Albion. It wasn’t just a transfer rumour, the Club Brugge player visited the club’s facilities and a deal was expected to be done. Brighton wanted to sign Denswil on loan and have a buying option this summer.Then an injury to Benoît Poulain saw Club Brugge pull out of negotiations, and the player was quoted as saying: “I was open for conversations with other teams. That’s why I traveled to Brighton. It remains my ambition to step up to a higher level. Only all parties must be able to agree, which was not the case.”The Belgian side have gone on to win the title, and it’s now expected players will leave. Club Brugge are being open about that, not wanting to force anyone to stay who really wants out.Embed from Getty ImagesVincent Mannaert, the club’s general manager is quoted by De Standaard explaining the situation: “Players will leave, that is certain. Diaby and Denswil have indicated that they want to leave. I want to see a group with hunger next year, with ambition to win every match. That is the most important thing.”Brighton are mentioned in the article, and how close a deal came to happening.There’s no claims of talks commencing again at this stage, but a move to the Premier League club has to be a reasonable chance.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndo美術寶1對1香港媽媽們注意了,速來領取適合4-12歲孩子的繪畫課,手慢無美術寶1對1UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo熱門話題生髮率無敵高!96%的禿頭都獲得改善!←這會不會長太多?熱門話題Undolast_img read more

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