NMDOT News:SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation District Five Office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for N.M. 4 mile marker 49.4 west of Bandelier.NMDOT Maintenance Crews will begin roadway repair work on N.M. 4 approximately one mile west of N.M. 501 and Bandelier:Monday Nov. 18 – N.M. 4 at mile marker 49.4 will be reduced to one lane. A temporary signal will guide traffic through the east and westbound lanes. No Wide Loads will be allowed.Tuesday Nov. 19 – N.M. 4 eastbound and westbound lanes will be CLOSED 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from the Jct. of N.M. 501 and N.M. 4 to the Los Alamos / Sandoval County Line. NMDOT would like to thank you for your patience during this roadway repair work. Traffic Advisories and updates on this project will be posted on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s road conditions website at http://nmroads.com/.
Half of the of the 3,500 tonne project were outsized and heavy lift loads. The equipment, manufactured by the T.RAD Corporation, was supplied from 30 Japanese factories prior to consolidation and packaging for export. General director of Eurosib-Logistics Andrey Kolesnikov said: “This particular project required a very good level of mutual understanding and synchronised activities between our companies.”
EUROPE: Franco-Swiss high speed operator TGV-Lyria has unveiled the first of 15 multi-system Euroduplex trainsets which are destined to operate all Lyria services from the December 15 2019 timetable change.Being repainted into a predominantly red livery at the PSA works in Rouen, at a rate of two or three per month, the 510-seat double-deck trainsets will replace the operator’s current single-deck TGVs which carry a maximum of 316 passengers.According to the newly-appointed Director of TGV-Lyria Fabien Soulet, the reliveried trains will be continue to be deployed on SNCF domestic services in France for the next few months, pending interior refurbishment which is scheduled to be completed at the rate of one train per month from September. In line with the enhanced service introduced in December 2017, the refurbished Euroduplex sets will offer three classes: Business Premier, Standard Premier and Standard.Under the enhanced timetable to be introduced in December, TGV-Lyria will run up to eight trains/day linking Paris-Lyon and Genève in 3 h 8 min, and up to six per day from Paris-Lyon to Basel in 3 h 3 min, of which five will continue to Zürich and one to Bern. There will also be three Paris – Neuchâtel trains per day, plus one Genève – Lyon – Marseille service offering an end-to-end journey time of 3 h 30 min.‘2019 will be marked by major innovations in order to improve our customers’ journey experience and strengthen our positioning’, said Soulet. ‘We are in effect the only operator in this market to be able to offer a journey that combines comfort, flexibility and speed – with journey times of between 3 h and 4 h – which respects the environment. I am leading many innovations with a very clear objective: to make TGV-Lyria the preferred carrier for travellers between France and Switzerland.’
On Halloween night 2015 Patrick ‘Trick’ Weaver (Thom Niemann) murders all but three of his classmates during a house party. Detective Mike Denver (Omar Opps) and his partner Sheriff Lisa Jayne (Ellen Adair) are assigned the case and when they visit an injured Trick in hospital to find out why he committed the murders, Trick escapes and goes on the run. Each Halloween after Trick reappears, killing more innocent people and Denver becomes obsessed with catching him. In the present day, Denver is forced into retirement but he once again partners with Sheriff Jayne when Trick comes after them both.From director Patrick Lussier, who co-wrote the film with Todd Farmer, Trick is a supremely silly but hugely enjoyable slasher film. Incredibly fast-paced and full of ultra-violent set-pieces, Trick isn’t going to win any awards but it’s one hell of a ride if you allow yourself to go along with it. There’s no time wasted setting the scene, instead the audience is thrown straight into Trick’s first massacre. From there onwards the pace doesn’t let up once and it’s a non-stop thrill-ride of gruesome murders.Credit: Film Bridge InternationalPlotwise Trick covers most of the tropes you’d expect from a slasher film including a killer that seemingly can never be killed and a detective obsessed with putting a stop to the killer’s rampage. You can predict every character that’s going to die along the way but that never hampers the fun. Instead I found myself wondering how they were going to be murdered, and for the most part I wasn’t disappointed. Lussier and Farmer try to insert a sub-plot about Cheryl (Kristina Reyes), one of the girls that survived Trick’s initial murder spree, but it’s just an unnecessary distraction from the main action. There’s an attempt to tie it all together by the end, which does kind of work, but the film would have been fine without that.Credit: Film Bridge InternationalIf you’re expecting any character development then Trick’s the wrong film for you and the same goes for memorable performances (although Tom Atkins is fun). Every character ticks off a stereotype of the genre and many are there purely to be murdered. The violence is plentiful and it’s surprisingly nastier than you’ll probably expect. Trick is without a doubt a b-movie horror and it knows that, even if its script has you howling with laughter unintentionally several times during the course of the film.Sophisticated Trick certainly isn’t but it’s very entertaining. The climax is a load of old nonsense but I didn’t really care. I’d had so much fun getting to that point, that I was happy to accept anything in the final act. Trick kept me hooked from start to finish and while my brain may have gone intro neutral, I’m kinda keen to watch it all over again with a bucket of popcorn and a load of mates. Will it go down in horror history? No it won’t but it will be a film I rewatch occasionally when I need to take a break from reality.Cast: Jamie Kennedy, Omar Epps, Tom Atkins, Ellen Adair, Kristina Reyes, Thom Niemann Director: Patrick Lussier Writers: Todd Farmer, Patrick Lussier Certificate: TBC Duration: 100 mins Released by: Film Bridge International
For a long, long time in video games, physical purchases were the only path forward.After all, you could hardly download a game when a console or PC is not internet-capable, or even when internet bandwidth was quite slow in comparison.Today, however, many physical gaming stores are closing up shop, and appear to be slowly going the way of video rental businesses. Now, the digital market is king, and this reality grows more apparent with every passing year. How did we reach this point, and what might the future of video game purchases look like?The Price of ConvenienceTechnology has undoubtedly made many aspects of our lives all the more efficient and convenient. The downside of this is that because we can now cram so much into the average day, we can be a lot busier than we can realistically handle. With such a busy lifestyle, it makes sense that many of us would rather avoid having to make a trip to a physical location to pick up a game. This is doubly so for those who live in rural areas.With online systems, all we have to do is enter a few details, and have a product installed directly onto our PCs or consoles. No dealing with weather, operating hours, traffic, sold-out copies, or any of the complications which these can generate.That people would prefer this method is hardly unexpected either; similar developments have been seen with the online casino industry. For example, a service like Dingo Casino has major advantages over a physical casino in that players can engage from their own homes. In this case, greater selection, a wide selection of bonuses, and near-instant access make the choice not much of a choice at all. What’s more, because it’s a platform rather than a fixed suite of games, players expect – and receive – new content and new games on a regular basis, as opposed to a store-bought title or even an offline establishment, which has space limitations.Credit: Jeepers MediaStandards of Physical ReleasesAnother aspect which turns off physical collectors is the slowly lowering bar of physical releases. Until digital releases became a thing, many games would include additions like maps or booklets within a game’s box.Today, most games only include a single-page registration form. Some don’t even come with a disk, instead offering a game-code which enables an online storefront download. Since such methods require downloads anyway, in these instances the only advantage of a physical sale is a display case – though it should be noted that there are areas of the industry fighting this development.Lower Prices All-AroundThe final aspect which makes online sales all the more popular is the lower overall cost. This was always going to be true on a base level, as selling data for a download is a lot cheaper than printing and shipping a disk to a store, on top of the store’s additional overhead. Add to this the advantages of grey-market and regular online sales, and physical sellers simply cannot compete.Credit: Dan KeckA Complicated FutureDespite all the obvious advantages of buying video games online, not everything is as peachy as it appears. A big part of this is due to the transient nature of online systems. While a disk or cartridge can last near-infinitely, depending on storage conditions, an online key is only as reliable as the system that hosts it. Should a service shut down, or the rights of a game suddenly change hands, then it can be possible for a customer to lose a game, or for a game to stop working completely, as it happened with EA’s Darkspore in 2016.Combine this with the fact that total internet connectivity is not realistic, and we have a future where physical sales look likely to always exist, just on a smaller scale. There are undeniable advantages to both systems, but there is also no question that digital sales have already killed a large portion of the traditional industry. Physical stores may be dying, but fans and technical realities will, hopefully, ensure that they never truly die.
Sharing is caring! Cholera is a bacterial infection that spreads through water, and Haiti’s lack of proper sanitation and sewage systems makes the country more vulnerable.GENEVA, Switzerland, Tuesday November 20, 2012 – The number of cholera cases in the French speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country of Haiti is on the increase, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).The organization says Haitian officials have confirmed 3,593 cholera cases and another 837 suspected cases since the passage of Hurricane Sandy late last month.Although the disaster-ravaged country was spared the full brunt of the hurricane, it was pounded by heavy rain, causing flooding and mudslides, for several days afterwards.IOM spokesman Jumbe Omari Jumbe told reporters “the numbers are going up” particularly in camps around the capital, Port-au-Prince.He said his organization has responded by handing out about 10,000 cholera kits in 31 camps “badly hit by cholera in the area.”Cholera is a bacterial infection that spreads through water, and Haiti’s lack of proper sanitation and sewage systems makes the country more vulnerable.Residents in Haiti have blamed the UN Peacekeepers from Nepal for introducing the disease into the country. The first case was recorded in October 2012 and more than 7,000 cases have been recorded since then.www.caribbean360.com Share Share Tweet NewsRegional Thousands of cholera cases confirmed in Haiti since passage of Sandy by: – November 20, 2012 Share 9 Views no discussions
Share Share Tweet LocalNews Guyana disappointed at being blacklisted again by: – May 30, 2014 20 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Guyana government Thursday night expressed its disappointment that the country had been placed on a list that urged the international community to take measures to protect their financial system from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.President Donald Ramotar in a radio and television broadcaststatement said that Georgetown had received information that the 39th meeting of the Caribbean Financial Action task Force (CFATF) which ended on Thursday had reviewed the country’s failure to pass the Anti-money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT).He said the CFATF had also referred the matter to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and warned the international community that Guyana poses serious risks to the international financial system.“The measures at this stage could include the requirement of enhanced due diligence; introducing enhanced reporting mechanisms or systematic reporting of financial transactions; refusing the establishment of subsidiaries or branches or representative offices in Guyana or otherwise taking into account the fact that the relevant financial institution is from a country that does not have adequate AML/CFT systems and limiting the business relationships or financial transactions with Guyana or persons in our country, among others.”The CFATF had issued a public statement in May 2013 recommending that Guyana take steps to ensure that it addressed its AML/CFT deficiencies.Caribbean Media Corporation
Tweet Share 383 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share Serge Letchimy (file photo)Since Thursday August 27th, Serge Letchimy, the President of the Regional Council of Martinique (member of the OECS), has launched the operation “Caribbean Solidarity” after the damages caused by tropical storm Erika in Dominica.The raise of donations has started in Martinique since Saturday August 29th and will be held until Thursday September 3rd. On Friday September 4th, The French Red Cross which collaborates with the office of Disaster Management of Dominica will distribute the numerous donations collected through the operation “Caribbean Solidarity”.Serge Letchimy will travel to Dominica on Tuesday, September 1st, with the Prefet of Martinique and public works specialists. LocalNewsRegional Serge Letchimy visits Dominica by: – August 31, 2015
“I am proud for them dahil nagbunga na iyong hard work nila sa practices,” Camacho told Panay News.“I believe they will not have a hard time adapting Perpetual’s system since mababait naman ang mga iyan and coachable.“Iyan si Ralph and Wilmer mga sanay na iyan representing the Western Visayas teams so I believe they will be a great addition sa high school team ng Perpetual Help,” added Camacho.As he moves to FEU, Tono will join former Primes teammates John Bryan Sajonia and Marc Kristian Jimenez and ex-Region 6 teammate Ronrei Tolentino.“Si Franc isa rin iyan sa masisipag na player ko sa Primes, and I am happy for him na napunta siya sa FEU,” Camacho said.“Hindi ko pa nga dapat ire-release iyan dahil need ko pa sa team but siyempre I cannot block that opportunity naman.”/PN From left: Ralph Bajon, Wilmer Dalumpines and Franc Steven Tono are three of the five Santa Clarita International High School basketball players moving to Manila schools. MANILA – Five Ilonggo basketball players from Santa Clarita International High School Primes are set to move to the juniors’ teams of the University of Perpetual Help Altalettes and the Far Eastern University Baby Tamaraws.Ralph Bajon, Jemar Cepriano, Wilmer Dalumpines, and Louewelle Cabasag are set to transfer after caching the attention of Altalettes scouts, Primes head coach Rodel Camacho said.Baby Tamaraws, meanwhile, snagged another Ilonggo player – guard Franc Steven Tono.Bajon and Dalumpines were part of the Iloilo 3×3 team that recently placed second in the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas U-18 3×3 National Finals at the Robinsons Place in Ermita.
Jeff Seemann Born and raised a Buckeye fan, Jeff Seemann has been covering sports in Ohio for 25 years. He attended The Ohio State University in 1987, where he went to more football games than classes. As a result, he is now (finally) finishing his degree at the University of Cincinnati. He claims to have been in attendance at Earle Bruce’s final game (a win over That Team Up North), the Browns’ double-OT win over the NY Jets, and the game known as “The Shot”. He is only fond of recalling the memories of two of those games. Feel free to annoy him on Twitter at @JeffFromOhio You wouldn’t know it by listening to the players and coaches in the locker room, but Ohio State has a problem at quarterback.Cardale Jones started for the Buckeyes, but he struggled to move the ball consistently. However, backup J.T. Barrett accounted for four touchdowns – two on the ground and two through the air – as Ohio State overwhelmed Penn State 38-10 on national TV.Following the game, there was no discussion of making the switch to Barrett for next week’s game against Rutgers.“Just let me evaluate it,” head coach Urban Meyer said. “I’ll let you guys know on Monday and we’ll go from there.”When pressed for a reason to stay with Jones, Meyer became defensive.“”The job is to go win a game,” he said. “We beat a very good team by, what was it, 298 points. Very good win. I care about these players, and you try to win a game at whatever cost. There’s a lot of people in that locker room that are the very best and have done a lot of things. And I do care, but our job is to go win.Jones finished the game with only 68 total yards – 84 through the air, and negative-16 on the ground. He only attempted 15 passes, but missed several targets badly.Barrett did not attempt a pass until the fourth quarter, but connected on all four of his attempts, twice finding the end zone. Barrett rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns.Ezekiel Elliott continued his assault on the Big Ten, hammering out 153 yards on the ground and 21 yards receiving. He scored once, his 11th touchdown of the season.Ohio State once again had difficulty with broken plays. On Penn State’s first possession, Chris Godwin broke a tackle and streaked down the field for a 45-yard reception (that could have been stopped for 10 at the most), which led to a field goal. On the Lions’ first possession of the second half, Christian Hackenberg again found Godwin on a deep pass that he somehow snared for 56 yards. It later led to a touchdown and the remainder of PSU’s points.Meanwhile, the Buckeyes found themselves chasing yet another running back. Sequon Barkley carried 26 times for 192 yards, but did not find the end zone.Ohio State moves to 7-0, while Penn State falls to 5-2, snapping a five-game win streak.NOTESThe Buckeyes are now 73-12-1 as the nation’s #1 team.Ohio State has now won an NCAA-leading 20 consecutive games.Urban Meyer now has led teams to 20 straight wins on four separate occasions – no other NCAA coach in history has done it more than twice.Meyer is 45-3 as Ohio State’s head coach.Ezekiel Elliott has rushed for over 100 yards in 12 consecutive games.Elliott now has over 3,000 yards in his career as a Buckeye.It had been nearly two years since two Buckeyes rushed for over 100 yards in the same game –Braxton Miller and Carlos Hyde did it in December 2013 against Michigan State. Related TopicsBraxton MillerCardale JonesEzekiel ElliottJ.T. BarrettPenn StateUrban Meyer