COUNTY News: Budget hearings are set for April 20, 21, 27 and 28. All hearings begin at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers. The format will be the same format used for the March 31 and April 7 council meetings that complies with the recent New Mexico Department of Health’s public emergency order governing mass gathering because of COVID-19. Public in-person attendance will not be allowed. Minimal County staff will be in attendance in person to present their proposed budget items and all Councilors will be participating using the Zoom conference platform. Members of the public interested in watching the budget hearings can view the agenda and live stream the meeting from home using this link below and accessing the hearings for the respective dates listed above:http://losalamos.legistar.com/Calendar.aspxThe hearings also will be broadcast live on cable television on PAC-8, the local community station.It is expected that the Council may make adjustments to the budget based on the COVID-19 emergency; the budget was developed prior to the pandemic.Until the Council adopts the budget, it is still open for discussion and change. Scheduled budget hearings may be cancelled if the budget is adopted at an earlier hearing. Citizens can submit comments in two ways:Send U.S. mail to County Manager Harry Burgess, 1000 Central Avenue, Ste 350, Los Alamos, NM 87544E-Mail comments to email@example.com in advance and include the words “Public Comment” in the subject line.
TRAFFIC ALERT:Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets Crews, working in conjunction with Los Alamos Police Department officers, will assist in the transport of two over-sized units through Los Alamos at different times during the day Wednesday.First, during early morning hours and ahead of the morning commute peak travel time, a large crane will enter Los Alamos from N.M. 502 and travel westbound on Trinity Drive to Diamond Drive, then to Sullivan Field.Travel should occur prior to the start of the work day on the N.M. 502 Roundabout and Trinity Drive construction improvements.LAPD officers will close the Main Hill Road (N.M. 502) at the bottom to escort this large trailer into the townsite.Next, an oversized trailer with a new Press Box for the Sullivan Field House will travel west on the Truck Route, across Los Alamos Canyon Bridge (aka Omega Bridge), onto Diamond Drive and to the Sullivan Field parking lot.LAPD officers will be escorting this slow-moving vehicle into town for safe passage. Travel for the Press Box is expected to range from late morning to early afternoon.The crane will be used to set the Press Box into place at Sullivan Field, and then LAPD officers will assist the crane operator in exiting Los Alamos along the same route – Trinity Drive eastbound out of town using N.M. 502 – after the evening commute ends.Because of the size and weight of the crane, the operator cannot use the Truck Route because the weight load exceeds the capacity of the bridge.Motorists should avoid traveling on Trinity Drive and may experience significant delays before 6 a.m. or after 6 p.m. on N.M. 502 for this slow-moving crane transport, especially in the construction area of N.M. 502 and the roundabout. Crews are coordinating with the New Mexico Department of Transportation and Star Paving to safely navigate that portion of the travel route on the eastern edge of Los Alamos.
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Four of Moffatt & Nichol’s key wetland restoration projects in the San Francisco Bay Area have returned to natural marshland. The most recent is at Bair Island in San Mateo County, one of California’s largest wetland restoration projects at 1400 acres.The entire project involved placing over one million cubic yards of fill to raise grade within Inner Bair, breaching levees to restore tidal influence to previously diked Inner, Middle, and Outer Bair Islands, constructing flood control structures in Smith Slough and Corkscrew Slough, and public access features for San Francisco Bay Trail users.Moffatt & Nichol has been responsible for the overall project design since 2007 and last year, the firm’s efforts were recognized with a Merit Award from Engineering News-Record.Bair Island is Moffatt & Nichol’s fourth restored wetland this year in the San Francisco Bay area.Moffatt photoThe first one took place in January at the Cullinan Ranch portion of the San Pablo Bay National Refuge. Tidal waters returned to the diked baylands after a 100+ year absence, restoring 1200 acres of wildlife habitat.In October, tidal waters returned to the 900acre Sears Point farmlands in Sonoma County and around that same time, Audubon California saw its wetland habitat in the Sonoma Creek Marsh dramatically improved.“Restoring the Bay Area wetlands is high priority,” said Moffatt & Nichol Project Manager Dilip Trivedi, PE. “The wetlands protect against storm surges, filter pollutants from past land use practices, and most importantly, they provide a balance in the urban landscape and ecosystem of the Bay Area.” Since tidal marshes take a while to form, it could be decades before vegetation returns to the restored Bay Area wetlands, but certain types of animals, such as birds and mice, have already started to settle back in.[mappress mapid=”21737″]
Its support mainly concerned moving lighting equipment and electrical cabling to the site. All goods were shipped by airfreight: some from Singapore, other equipment from Hamburg.After the closing ceremony of the Games in mid-October, Ahlers Belgium and Delhi arranged the re-export shipments of this cargo. Some went to Muscat, Oman for the Royal Tattoo Show and the Royal Horse Show. Shipments to Oman are arranged by sea and by air and are currently en route. The remainder is being shipped back to Europe.
Braemar Marine was established in 2009 to provide marine surveying and adjusting services to the global maritime, transportation risk and insurance markets. Operations quickly expanded from its Atlanta base, through the maritime centres of London and Singapore, where a close relationship with Braemar Falconer has proved to be of benefit to both companies.Quentin Soanes, executive director of BSS plc, said: “Over recent months, it has become increasingly apparent that bringing these two subsidiaries together will present significant opportunities to enhance the services of Braemar Marine in the Far East and assist Braemar Falconer with its development in Europe and the US, allowing the combined operations to offer their services on a global basis.”Michael Chan, managing director of Braemar Falconer, said: “The resources of each company are complimentary; bringing Braemar Marine within Braemar Falconer will enhance the quality of service to Braemar Marine clients in Asia, while also extending Braemar Falconer’s capability in Europe and North America.”
Stefan Jerkander and his wife, Svetlana Salnikova-Jerkander, took to their rescue dinghy after their catamaran, Cattarina, sank off the Sudanese coast during a voyage from Split in Croatia to Phuket in Thailand.HHL Elbe was on its way from Porto Marghera, Italy, to the port of Kandla, India, when its crew spotted a white rubber rescue boat with a blinking flashlight and two people on board after seeing two red distress flares.The vessel was brought alongside the dinghy and held his position whilst a heaving line and buoy were sent out to the stranded seafarers and they were brought aboard, where the couple were given first aid.www.hansaheavylift.com
The compact crane, which has a width of 2.75 m, has a lifting capacity of 160 tonnes and a boom length of 68 m.According to Terex, many of the components in the Demag 5-axle family of products, such as counterweights and main boom extensions are interchangeable. Left to right: Thorsten Quadflieg (plant manager, Terex Cranes), Björn Jatz (company officer, MSG), Michael Zieger (sales manager, Terex Cranes), Andre Nibodeau (workshop, MSG), Pierre Stroh (crane operator, MSG), Jean-Yves Schilling (crane operator, MSG) www.msg-kran.euwww.terex.comwww.demagcranes.co.uk
“We have developed a strong expertise with complex project transport in the Caspian region, and we will continue to focus on providing excellence logistics solutions to the industry,” explained Stewart Macdonald, business development manager. “To do so, we have decided to expand our presence with a new office in Atyrau. In this way we will be closer to our clients and our network of partners.”Through its existing offices in Aktau, Kazakhstan; Tbilisi, Georgia; and Baku, Azerbaijan, Blue Water Shipping has provided transport and logistics services for the oil and energy sector in the region for more than 20 years.Macdonald added: “Our extensive experience in Customs clearance within the region has added value to our transport projects and logistics business, which at times can be challenging. Our Customs team are experts in solving any issues complex or otherwise to and from the region”.Currently, Blue Water Shipping is overseeing the project management for the Tengizchevroil (TCO) future growth project-wellhead pressure management project in Kazakhstan.“This project has allowed us to increase our expertise and competences in the energy sector both in Kazakhstan and further afield. We see a strong set-up in Kazakhstan as a natural step forward for us,” said Thomas Bek, global director for Blue Water Shipping’s oil and gas division.He added that Blue Water Shipping predicts further growth in the energy sector and related segments in the region.www.bws.net
SHARE Published: November 1, 2017 3:15 PM EDT Author: Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) New York City police officer Ryan Nash was responding to a call a high school not far from the World Trade Center when someone reported an accident on the bike path outside.Nash raced to a gruesome sight: A man in a truck had slammed into a school bus after mowing down people in a bike lane. He was waving guns around and yelling. The 28-year-old officer told him to drop the weapons and then fired once, striking the man.MORE: Officer who halted truck rampage hailed as a modest heroNash stopped the attacker, Sayfullo Saipov, in his tracks, but the officer is too modest to admit he’s a hero, officials said.“He was a hero,” said Gov. Andre Cuomo. “And the NYPD is not just the leadership, it’s the men and women who are out there every day who are on the first line, and I think officer Nash really showed how important they are and how talented and how brave.”Saipov was actually wielding a pellet gun and a paintball gun, authorities said, but they looked like real guns. Witnesses reported the 29-year-old hollered “Allahu akbar,” or “God is great!” in Arabic.Mayor Bill de Blasio and other civic leaders commended Nash for his cool head – and said he was a humble officer who felt like he was just doing his job.“What he did was extraordinary. It gave people such faith and such appreciation in our police force,” de Blasio said.Nash was taken to the hospital for a ringing in the ears and met with Police Commissioner James O’Neill.MORE: Trump calls for elimination of diversity visa lottery program“In a typical fashion of an NYPD cop, he thinks what he did was not an act of heroism,” O’Neill said. “He thinks it’s … why he joined the police department.”No one answered the door at Nash’s two-story yellow Cape Cod-style home on Long Island on Wednesday. Neighbors said he moved in sometime in the past year and largely kept to himself, though he often jogged outside.“What he did was amazing, you know, helping to keep anybody else from being killed,” said neighbor Dino Cortina. “It’s just nice to know, nice guy.”Cortina’s wife, Margie, said Nash kept to himself but was friendly.“We feel safer now knowing that there’s a hero, you know, in our neighborhood.”In Tuesday’s attack, Saipov drove his speeding truck for nearly a mile along the bike path, running down cyclists and pedestrians, then crashed into a school bus, authorities said. Eight people were killed and 12 injured.“All New Yorkers should be thankful to Ryan and his partner. They showed great courage,” O’Neill said. Officer who halted truck rampage hailed as a modest hero Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know.