The Los Alamos Monitor announced today that it is closing its doors after 57 years. The final edition is Sunday, Aug. 30. According to the announcement, Landmark Community Newspapers (which has owned the Monitor since 1979), President Mike Abernathy commended the staff but said efforts were not enough to overcome the economic challenges the paper has faced. The first issue of the Monitor was datelined March 7, 1963. The building at 256 DP Road is up for sale. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Scores of little ones joined the hunt in the Ladies Village Improvement Society’s garden for the Easter Bunny’s missing eggs on Saturday in East Hampton. The youngsters, many of them decked out in their Easter best — bowties, dresses, bonnets, and all — collected the eggs in baskets, finding small candies and prizes. Share
On December 21, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill allowing Stony Brook Southampton Hospital to finally begin putting in place all the pieces for its relocation to Stony Brook Southampton campus in the Shinnecock Hills.“Passage of this legislation is a significant milestone and advances Stony Brook’s mission to reshape the healthcare landscape on the East End of Long Island,” Robert Chaloner, chief administrative officer for Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, said in a statement. “It could not have happened without the vision and tireless efforts of our ardent champions in the New York State Legislature, Senator Kenneth LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele. We are grateful for their support of this project and look forward to working with our community and realizing many more milestones that are to come.”“In 2017, Southampton Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital entered into an agreement that made Southampton Hospital part of the Stony Brook University Health Care System,” said Thiele.“The agreement is bringing improved health care to the East End. An integral part of that agreement was the provision of land at the Southampton campus of Stony Brook University for the construction of a new state-of-the-art hospital. Special state legislation was needed to authorize the land lease,” he continued.“I am pleased to report that in December, the governor gave final approval to this legislation sponsored by Senator LaValle and myself. The construction of the new facility will be paid for with private dollars raised in the community. The new hospital will not only provide state-of-the-art health care facilities, it will also be a catalyst for the continued educational renaissance on the Southampton campus. The campus now has an enrollment of over 600 students in the marine sciences, fine arts, and health sciences. With the construction of the hospital, an expanded and enhanced health science curriculum will lead to a student population of 1000 students or more.”The new facilities, which will include a satellite facility in East Hampton on Pantigo Road, will cost about $335 million. Stony Book Southampton is expected to launch a capital campaign within the next few months, along with the required architectural bids and renderings of a new design. The new hospital itself is not expected to be operational, so to speak, until around email@example.com Share
Local authorities are overwhelmingly in favour of requiring monitoring officers to be legally qualified, a recent consultation by Solicitors in Local Government (SLG) and the Law Society has revealed. Some 70% of the 60 local authorities who responded to the consultation wanted monitoring officers, who are responsible for reporting contraventions of the law and cases of maladministration and injustice, to be legally qualified. Some respondents suggested the roles of monitoring officer and chief legal officer should be combined. Those opposed to the change said there was no evidence that the current arrangements were failing, and non-lawyer monitoring officers had ready access to legal support and advice from the authorities’ legal teams. SLG vice-chairman Stephen Turner said aspects of the monitoring role had become ‘almost judicial’.
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Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. HAVANA (AP) – Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90.With a shaking voice, President Raul Castro said on state television that his older brother died at 10:29 p.m. Friday. He ended the announcement by shouting the revolutionary slogan: “Towards victory, always!”Castro’s reign over the island-nation 90 miles (145 kilometers) from Florida was marked by the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 and the Cuban Missile Crisis a year later that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. The bearded revolutionary, who survived a crippling U.S. trade embargo as well as dozens, possibly hundreds, of assassination plots, died eight years after ill health forced him to formally hand power over to Raul.Castro overcame imprisonment at the hands of dictator Fulgencio Batista, exile in Mexico and a disastrous start to his rebellion before triumphantly riding into Havana in January 1959 to become, at age 32, the youngest leader in Latin America. For decades, he served as an inspiration and source of support to revolutionaries from Latin America to Africa.His commitment to socialism was unwavering, though his power finally began to fade in mid-2006 when a gastrointestinal ailment forced him to hand over the presidency to Raul in 2008, provisionally at first and then permanently. His defiant image lingered long after he gave up his trademark Cohiba cigars for health reasons and his tall frame grew stooped.“Socialism or death” remained Castro’s rallying cry even as Western-style democracy swept the globe and other communist regimes in China and Vietnam embraced capitalism, leaving this island of 11 million people an economically crippled Marxist curiosity.He survived long enough to see Raul Castro negotiate an opening with U.S. President Barack Obama on Dec. 17, 2014, when Washington and Havana announced they would move to restore diplomatic ties for the first time since they were severed in 1961. He cautiously blessed the historic deal with his lifelong enemy in a letter published after a month-long silence.“It’s a tragedy,” said 22-year-old nurse Dayan Montalvo about Fidel Castro’s death. “We all grew up with him. I feel really hurt by the news that we just heard.”Fidel Castro Ruz was born Aug. 13, 1926, in eastern Cuba’s sugar country, where his Spanish immigrant father worked first recruiting labor for U.S. sugar companies and later built up a prosperous plantation of his own.Castro attended Jesuit schools, then the University of Havana, where he received law and social science degrees. His life as a rebel began in 1953 with a reckless attack on the Moncada military barracks in the eastern city of Santiago. Most of his comrades were killed and Fidel and his brother Raul went to prison.Fidel turned his trial defense into a manifesto that he smuggled out of jail, famously declaring, “History will absolve me.”Freed under a pardon, Castro fled to Mexico and organized a rebel band that returned in 1956, sailing across the Gulf of Mexico to Cuba on a yacht named Granma. After losing most of his group in a bungled landing, he rallied support in Cuba’s eastern Sierra Maestra mountains.Three years later, tens of thousands spilled into the streets of Havana to celebrate Batista’s downfall and catch a glimpse of Castro as his rebel caravan arrived in the capital on Jan. 8, 1959.The U.S. was among the first to formally recognize his government, cautiously trusting Castro’s early assurances he merely wanted to restore democracy, not install socialism.Within months, Castro was imposing radical economic reforms. Members of the old government went before summary courts, and at least 582 were shot by firing squads over two years. Independent newspapers were closed and in the early years, homosexuals were herded into camps for “re-education.”In 1964, Castro acknowledged holding 15,000 political prisoners. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans fled, including Castro’s daughter Alina Fernandez Revuelta and his younger sister Juana.Still, the revolution thrilled millions in Cuba and across Latin America who saw it as an example of how the seemingly arrogant Yankees could be defied. And many on the island were happy to see the seizure of property of the landed class, the expulsion of American gangsters and the closure of their casinos.Castro’s speeches, lasting up to six hours, became the soundtrack of Cuban life and his 269-minute speech to the U.N. General Assembly in 1960 set the world body’s record for length that still stood more than five decades later.As Castro moved into the Soviet bloc, Washington began working to oust him, cutting U.S. purchases of sugar, the island’s economic mainstay. Castro, in turn, confiscated $1 billion in U.S. assets.The American government imposed a trade embargo, banning virtually all U.S. exports to the island except for food and medicine, and it severed diplomatic ties on Jan. 3, 1961.On April 16 of that year, Castro declared his revolution to be socialist, and the next day, about 1,400 Cuban exiles stormed the beach at the Bay of Pigs on Cuba’s south coast. But the CIA-backed invasion failed.The debacle forced the U.S. to give up on the idea of invading Cuba, but that didn’t stop Washington and Castro’s exiled enemies from trying to do him in. By Cuban count, he was the target of more than 630 assassination plots by militant Cuban exiles or the U.S. government.The biggest crisis of the Cold War between Washington and Moscow exploded on Oct. 22, 1962, when President John F. Kennedy announced there were Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba and imposed a naval blockade of the island. Humankind held its breath, and after a tense week of diplomacy, Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev removed them. Never had the world felt so close to nuclear war.Castro cobbled revolutionary groups together into the new Cuban Communist Party, with him as first secretary. Labor unions lost the right to strike. The Catholic Church and other religious institutions were harassed. Neighborhood “revolutionary defense committees” kept an eye on everyone.Castro exported revolution to Latin American countries in the 1960s, and dispatched Cuban troops to Africa to fight Western-backed regimes in the 1970s. Over the decades, he sent Cuban doctors abroad to tend to the poor, and gave sanctuary to fugitive Black Panther leaders from the U.S.But the collapse of the Soviet bloc ended billions in preferential trade and subsidies for Cuba, sending its economy into a tailspin. Castro briefly experimented with an opening to foreign capitalists and limited private enterprise.As the end of the Cold War eased global tensions, many Latin American and European countries re-established relations with Cuba. In January 1998, Pope John Paul II visited a nation that had been officially atheist until the early 1990s.Aided by a tourism boom, the economy slowly recovered and Castro steadily reasserted government control, stifling much of the limited free enterprise tolerated during harder times.As flamboyant as he was in public, Castro tried to lead a discreet private life. He and his first wife, Mirta Diaz Balart, had one son before divorcing in 1956. Then, for more than four decades, Castro had a relationship with Dalia Soto del Valle. They had five sons together and were said to have married quietly in 1980.By the time Castro resigned 49 years after his triumphant arrival in Havana, he was the world’s longest ruling head of government, aside from monarchs.In retirement, Castro voiced unwavering support as Raul slowly but deliberately enacted sweeping changes to the Marxist system he had built.His longevity allowed the younger brother to consolidate control, perhaps lengthening the revolution well past both men’s lives. In February 2013, Raul announced that he would retire as president in 2018 and named newly minted Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel as his successor.“I’ll be 90 years old soon,” Castro said at an April 2016 communist party congress where he made his most extensive public appearance in years. “Soon I’ll be like all the others. The time will come for all of us, but the ideas of the Cuban Communists will remain as proof that on this planet, if one works with fervor and dignity, they can produce the material and cultural goods that human beings need and that need to be fought for without ever giving up.” SHARE Published: November 26, 2016 12:36 AM EST Updated: November 26, 2016 1:17 AM EST Fidel Castro dead at 90
Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. HELENA, Mont. (AP) Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened.Grizzlies in all continental U.S. states except Alaska have been protected under the Endangered Species Act since 1975, when just 136 bears roamed in and around Yellowstone. There are now an estimated 700 grizzlies in the area that includes northwestern Wyoming, southwestern Montana and eastern Idaho, leading the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conclude that the population has recovered.“This achievement stands as one of America’s great conservation successes,” Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said in a statement.Grizzly bears once numbered about 50,000 and ranged over much of North America. Their population plummeted starting in the 1850s because of widespread hunting and trapping, and the bears now occupy only 2 percent of their original territory.The final ruling by the Fish and Wildlife Service to remove Yellowstone grizzlies from the list of endangered and threatened species will give jurisdiction over the bears to Montana, Idaho and Wyoming by late July.That will allow those states to plan limited bear hunts outside the park’s boundaries as long as the overall bear population does not fall below 600 bears.Hunting bears inside Yellowstone would still be banned. The bears roam both inside and outside the park, and their range has been expanding as their numbers have grown.The Obama administration first proposed removing grizzlies as a threatened species by issuing an initial ruling in March 2016. The 15 months that have passed since then have been used to by federal officials to evaluate states’ grizzly management plans and respond to themes of concern generated by 650,000 comments from the public, including wildlife advocates and Native American tribal officials who are staunchly opposed to hunting grizzly bears.Some 125 tribes have signed a treaty opposing trophy hunting grizzly bears, which Native Americans consider a sacred animal. SHARE Author: Associated Press Published: June 22, 2017 2:11 PM EDT Updated: June 22, 2017 2:16 PM EDT US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections
Balla Sidibé, the legendary Senegalese musician, was the founder of Orchestra Baobab, regarded as one of Africa’s greatest bands. COURTESY via maxazineBalla Sidibé, the legendary Senegalese musician and founder of Senegalese group Orchestra Baobab, died on Wednesday in Dakar.A statement from Senegal’s music association said Sidibé died in his sleep “after a very full day of rehearsals with his musical comrades.”Local media, meanwhile reported that Sidibé, who was is in his 60s, died after a short illness.Sidibé’s bandmate Thierno Kouyate told the Senegal Press Agency that the loss of Sidibé was “very difficult” in more ways than one.“Frankly, we have lost two monumental musicians without compare since he was a singer and a timpani drummer – bringing the two roles together.”“We are very sad to announce that Balla Sidibé, founder member, lead singer, percussionist and composer of Orchestra Baobab passed away this morning. Balla was a giant of African music and a great and gentle man. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fellow musicians,” World Circuit, the group’s former record label, said.Orchestra Baobab, a Senegalese band established in 1970 became one of the most successful African groups of that decade. The band combined Cuban rhythms, soul and jazz with traditional music from Senegal and other parts of Africa.The group disbanded in the 1980s and reunited in 2001 to widespread critical acclaim.Related Legendary Musician dies in Ghana Senegalese peanut farmers eagerly await upcoming harvest Senegalese traditional wrestlers taking up Sumo wrestling
Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share 202 Views one comment LocalNewsSports Noglotte is Vibes 360 Triathlon Champion by: Dominica Vibes News – July 5, 2015 Share Guadeloupe’s 12 time national champion, Olivier Noglotte is the winner of the inaugural Vibes 360 Triathlon in Dominica. Noglotte, who has one over 100 regional triathlons, completed the race in two hours ten minutes and 29 seconds (2:10:29) on Sunday 5 July 2015.Joscar Duque of Venezuela, who proved to be a formidable competitor, came in second place in two hours eleven minutes and two seconds (2:11:02).Gonzalez Arque and Leonel Alfredo of Venezuela tied in the third place position in two hours fifteen minutes and eight seconds (2:15:08).Fourth place was Fourmont Bentoist of Martinique and Gaetan Fetaud of Guadeloupe in 5th place.The woman champion Triathlete is Nadia Renesson-Philippon of Guadeloupe who completed the race at two hours fifty-three minutes and fifty-eight seconds (2:53:58).The winning triathlon relay team was Team Les Squales of Guadeloupe which completed the entire race in two hours fifty-three minutes and seventeen seconds (2:53:17) while Team 767 Sports Club of Dominica placed second with a time of two hours fifty-three minutes and forty-six seconds (2:53:46).Team Safe Cycle Centre of Dominica placed third and completed the race in three hours four minutes and fifty-four seconds (3:04:54) while Team Anchorage also of Dominica completed in three hours thirty minutes and twenty-eight seconds (3:30:28).The triathlon, which was held in accordance with international Olympic standards, included 1.5 kilometers of swimming from the Fort Young Hotel jetty on Dame Mary Eugenia Charles Boulevard, 40 kilometers of cycling from Pottersville to Rejens Hotel in Portsmouth and 10 kilometers of running from Rejens Hotel to Fort Shirley at the Cabrits National Park.– / 125
Bersama korban lain, jenazah Qasem Soleimani diterbangkan dari Irak menggunakan pesawat Airbus A300B4-603 milik MahanAir. Yang manarik perhatian netizen, bila umumnya peti jenazah ditempatkan pada ruang kargo, maka jenazah jendral Qasem Soleimani nampak ditempatkan di ruang kabin penumpang. Seperti diperlihatkan pada video yang diposting akun Twitter @BabakTaghvaee, terlihat beberapa peti jenazah ditempatkan pada kursi penumpang kelas ekonomi.Karena merupakan tokoh yang dihormati oleh warganya, besar kemungkinan penempatan peti di kabin sebagai wujud penghormatan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedImbas Konflik AS vs Iran, Garuda Indonesia Gunakan Rute Mesir-Yunani untuk Ke Eropa09/01/2020In “Destinasi”Inilah Lima Spekulasi Jatuhnya Boeing 737-800 Ukraine International di Iran09/01/2020In “Featured”Menyusup di Aplikasi RadickRadio, Aplikasi Ride Hailing Asal Iran Dihapus dari App Store!05/02/2020In “Basis Aplikasi” Kematian jenderal top Iran Qasem Soleimani (62 tahun) masih menjadi sorotan dunia hingga hari ini. Tewas akibat serangan rudal yang dilancarkan drone Amerika Serikat pada Jumat (3/1/2020) dini hari di Bandara Baghdad, mengundang duka yang mendalam bagi rakyat Iran. Dan usai insiden, jenazah sang jenderal dibawa pulang ke negaranya.Baca juga: Ingatkan untuk Perbaiki Hijab Penumpang, Aplikasi Ride-Hailing Iran Malah Diboikot!Dikutip dari cnnindonesia.com (4/1/2019), disebutkan jasad Soleimani diperkirakan telah tiba di Iran pada malam hari (4/1) waktu setempat. Jenazah akan dibawa ke kota suci umat Syiah, Mashhad, pada Minggu besok untuk disemayamkan di dekat pusara tokoh Syiah, Imam Reza. Rencananya dia akan dimakamkan di tempat kelahirannya di Kota Kerman pada Selasa (7/1).