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Posts From The Road: Tent Rocks Near Cochiti Pueblo

Posts From The Road: Tent Rocks Near Cochiti Pueblo

first_imgCone-shaped rock formations at Kasha-Katuwe National Monument near Cochiti Pueblo south of Santa Fe. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.comA view from the trail in the slot canyon looking directly up through the rock formations as the sun hides behind the canyon walls. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com By GARY WARRENPhotographerFormerly of Los Alamos Having lived in Los Alamos for 30 years, I had heard about the tent rocks near Cochiti Pueblo but had never been to see the rock formations. During a recent visit to Los Alamos, we took a day and discovered what this park was all about.Kasha-Katuwe National Monument is near Cochiti Pueblo south of Santa Fe. The tent rocks became a national monument in 2001. The term Kasha-Katuwe means “white cliffs” in the traditional language of the Pueblo.The unique cone-shaped rock formations were created millions of years ago during the Jemez volcanic explosions. The tent rocks can range in height from a few feet to as high as 90 feet tall.The park consists of a cave loop trail and a more difficult slot canyon trail. The park is for day use only and no camping is allowed. A typical view of tent rocks can be seen from the cave loop trail as well as  the slot canyon trail.A hiker maneuvers his way through a section of the slot canyon trail at the national monument. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.comA lone tree stands on the side of a rock formation at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

ACS:Law cannot drop filesharing cases – judge

ACS:Law cannot drop filesharing cases – judge

first_imgThe Patents County Court yesterday stayed the hearing of actions for alleged illegal file-sharing, brought by London firm ACS:Law on behalf of its clients MediaCAT. His Honour Judge Birss refused to discontinue the cases in the manner requested by the claimants, saying the notices of discontinuance were an abuse of the court’s process and ‘avoid judicial scrutiny of the underlying claims’. The 26 cases were the first to be taken to court, after ACS:Law sent letters to thousands of consumers accusing them of illegally downloading copyrighted material over the internet. MediaCAT, a company that pursued alleged infringements on behalf of owners of copyrighted material, tried earlier this year through its lawyers to discontinue the proceedings, but the judge refused to allow the claims to be dropped because the copyright holders were not in court. Had the judge discontinued the cases, the copyright holders themselves could still have pursued the defendants. At that hearing Birss said: ‘I am getting the impression with every twist and turn since I started looking at these cases that there is a desire to avoid any judicial scrutiny.’ At yesterday’s hearing he said Media CAT and ACS:Law have a ‘very real interest in avoiding public scrutiny of the cause of action’ because, in parallel to the 26 court cases, a ‘wholesale letter-writing campaign’, based on the threat of legal action, was being conducted from which revenues were being generated. Birss noted that ACS:Law received 65% of the revenue from the letter-writing exercise and said: ‘Whether it was intended to or not, I cannot imagine a system better designed to create disincentives to test the issues in court. Why take cases to court and test the assertions when one can just write more letters and collect payments from a proportion of the recipients?’ The case has been listed again later this month for the owners of the copyrighted material in question to attend if they wish to pursue the actions. Otherwise the lawyers for the defendants will apply for the cases to be struck out and for the issue of costs to be considered. Michael Forrester, an intellectual property partner at national firm Ralli, which represents five of the defendants, said: ‘It was important for all the defendants in these matters that discontinuance was properly obtained so no collateral advantage could be obtained against them by anyone not a party to these proceeding’. He said the case concerned consumers who had explained that they could not possibly have uploaded or downloaded copyrighted protected material, as alleged against them, but who were still pursued. ‘The legal basis for the claims made against these alleged file sharers involves complex legal and technical principles. These are extremely difficult for a lay person to understand and can mean an innocent person is being pursued,’ said Forrester. Andrew Crossley, sole principal at ASC: Law closed down his firm on 3 February 2011, after withdrawing from the case in January, citing threats to his life over his involvement in the matter. He declined to comment. An SRA spokesman said the closure would not affect its ongoing investigation into the firm’s conduct. MediaCAT is also understood to have closed its doors. It is understood that the lawyers representing ACS:Law’s insurers were in court, though that has not been confirmed by them.last_img read more

Power corrupts

Power corrupts

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Toll acquires ODT

Toll acquires ODT

first_imgThe acquisition, which will become effective in April, is expected to generate annual revenue of approximately AUD24 million (USD184 million).ODT supplies industrial services and logistics support to BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam mine in Roxby Downs, South Australia, and also has other contracts across the state.Toll Resources & Government Logistics ceo David Jackson said that the acquisition will boost Toll’s on-site logistics capabilities in the resources sector.Approximately 110 employees will be transferred to Toll in April, with five employees remaining with ODT to run its pastoral management operations, which are not part of the sale, at Andamooka, Purple Downs, Roxby Downs and Stuart Creek.www.tollgroup.comwww.odtaustralis.comlast_img

Miller Transfer adds to fleet

Miller Transfer adds to fleet

first_imgThe extendable trailer comes with a deck that can be adjusted from 53 ft (16.2 m) to 89 ft (27 m) and is equipped with nine hydraulically steered pendular axles.With a technical payload of 246,000 lbs (111.6 tonnes), Miller Transfer said that the trailer is “a real workhorse and [is] perfect for heavy haul shipments.” www.millertransfer.comwww.faymonville.comlast_img

Light rail back on the map

Light rail back on the map

first_imgOne of the most astonishing policy reversals since Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott published his Transport White Paper two years ago is his new enthusiasm for light rail. Transport 2010 notes that only Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and the West Midlands have lines in operation outside London – ’far fewer than in countries such as Germany and France. We will fund a substantial increase in the role of light rail in our larger cities … over the next 10 years, backing schemes that offer good value for money.’’Up to £3bn’ is allocated to fund ’up to 25’ new or extended lines by 2010, plus ’at least two other tram or guided bus schemes’ within the separate budget for London.Included in the 25 are Tyne & Wear Metro’s Sunderland extension and Nottingham Express Transit, both under construction. The Department of the Environment, Transport & the Regions is already funding preparations for three Manchester Metrolink extensions to Rochdale, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Airport. Opening the final section of the Eccles extension on July 21, DETR Under-Secretary of State Beverley Hughes announced that a full funding package ’in excess of £500m’ had been secured from the private sector and Greater Manchester’s 10 district councils. Together with the Docklands Light Railway branch to London’s City Airport, these lines will absorb £0·9bn, suggesting that £2bn is available for new projects outside London. Light rail lines ’currently under consideration’ are listed as ’Leeds, the West Midlands, Bristol/South Gloucestershire, Portsmouth and South Hampshire.’last_img read more

Euro Terminal Genk launches expansion project

Euro Terminal Genk launches expansion project

first_imgBELGIUM: A six-month expansion and modernisation project has been launched to enable the Euro Terminal Genk freight facility to accommodate increases in intermodal traffic, in particular between the North Sea ports and southern and southeast Europe.The terminal in the north of Genk reached its current capacity of 35 000 UTI/year in 2010. Expansion from 25 000 m² to 52 000 m², increasing the number of loading sidings from two to four and lengthening tracks to 650 m will increase capacity to 60 000 UTI per year. The €3·35m project is being supported by the European Fund for Regional Development and the Flemish government’s Hermes fund. A planned second phase would see the investment in terminal management and security systems.last_img

IICA assists Dominica with Black Sigatoka prevention efforts

IICA assists Dominica with Black Sigatoka prevention efforts

first_img 48 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews IICA assists Dominica with Black Sigatoka prevention efforts by: – August 16, 2012 Banana leaf infected with Black Sigatoka DiseaseThe Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) is currently assisting Dominica in preparing an emergency action plan to combat the black sigatoka disease which affects banana and plantains.Black sigatoka attacks the leaves of banana and plantain plants, affecting the process of photosynthesis and reducing yields.Since the disease has been identified on island, a task force has been organized with responsibility for minimizing the spread of the dreaded disease as well as educating farmers and the general public on ways to identify and deal with it.Due to black sigatoka’s potential to affect the economic stability of the island, as bananas and plantains are two of the major exported products, regional governments have requested assistance from several organizations including IICA.One of the first actions which has been undertaken by the Institute was a joint response to the emergency, through a virtual forum on Thursday August 16, with a view to providing information to stakeholders about the disease and its impact, and how it can be controlled.According to Coordinator of the Black Sigatoka Disease Management, Carol Abraham, the virtual forum was “very timely and informative”.As part of the forum, a professor with the EARTH University, Luis Ernesto Pocasangre and IICA Specialist Kervin Stephenson presented some strategies and key issues for consideration in combating the disease. Professor Pocasangre highlighted during his presentation; good agricultural practices, plant breeding, biological control, monitoring the climate conditions, training agronomists and decision makers, organization of the farmers, chemical control and clever integration of all weapons for controlling the disease as strategies which could be implemented here.Following this virtual meeting, a technician will arrive here in September to assist with preparing a national integration management program.“We had a very long presentation, very timely and we learned quite a lot from that. Dr Lopez is going to come here to address the whole national integration management program. She will be going through the islands doing this national integration management program and then two weeks after we would get the report”.Abraham explained that while there is an emergency action plan as well as a task force in place, there are areas which they need to work on in the success of treating the disease.“There are one or two things that we are lacking in terms of monitoring of the climate which is important in terms of the development of the fungus. Once you have humid, wet, rainy conditions it is ideal for the fungus to spread so in those little areas we need help”. The government of Venezuela has also provided Dominica with three pallets of fungicide, namely bankit and tilt and eleven bags of manzate valued at US$64,000.Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fairtrade personnel, CARDI and DAPEX were among participants at this morning’s conference.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Market Size of 5G Technology in the Aviation Industry to Reach $4.2 Billion by 2026

Market Size of 5G Technology in the Aviation Industry to Reach $4.2 Billion by 2026

first_imgAccording to the latest report by Fortune Business Insights, the global market size of 5G technology in the Aviation industry is projected to reach USD $4.2 Billion by 2026, surging at a CAGR of 53.46% during the forecast period. Increasing need to replace 4G LTE with 5G technology in aviation is foreseen to be one of the central factors driving the growth of this market.The global aviation industry is expanding at breakneck speed and 5G technology is slated to play a crucial role in charting its development. Introduction of 5G in this industry is aimed at establishing a robust connectivity infrastructure that would facilitate seamless communication between aircraft and their ground control systems. Moreover, high-speed internet on planes would enable people to conduct business activities whilst they are flying, saving them precious time and energy. More importantly, 5G will be instrumental in strengthening the integration of Internet of Things (IoT) technology in the aviation domain, a feat that would be difficult to attain with 4G LTE. This would greatly augment the 5G in Aviation Market growth till 2026.According Fortune Business Insights’ report, the market value stood at USD $0.2 billion in 2019. The report shares profound insights into the various drivers, dynamics, and other factors that will shape the development of this market during the forecast period. Besides this, it also provides an elaborated overview of the overall industry outlook that will also influence the market. Lastly, the research contained in the report will aid businesses to take important strategic decisions in a well-informed manner.Rising Utility of 5G Technology in Aviation to Boost Growth ProspectsIncreasing demand for 5G connectivity in flying operations is expected to be one of the leading 5G in Aviation Market trends. This is because 5G can be utilized in a wide range of applications. For instance, 5G technology can prove to be critical in drone operations as high-speed connectivity can provide crucial real-time data for any kind of military activity. Furthermore, 5G in aviation can elevate the safety and security quotient of airplanes as pilots will able to communicate swiftly with air control towers in times of distress. One of the most important benefits of aviation 5G is real-time aircraft health monitoring, which can be accomplished through predictive maintenance tools and techniques. These benefits are likely to accelerate the 5G in Aviation Market revenue in the near future.North America to Lead the Pack; Asia-Pacific to FollowWith a revenue generation of USD $0.9 billion in 2019, North America is poised to dominate the 5G in Aviation Market share during the forecast period. The main forces propelling the market in the region include rising demand for better in-flight experience, increasing air travel, and a thriving aviation industry. Development of small regional airports and growing investments by in-flight entertainment service providers such as GoGo in 5G will also play a pivotal role in driving the market in North America.In Asia-Pacific, rapid expansion of aviation infrastructure and increasing adoption of 5G technology in aviation, especially in China, will be the two key factors driving the growth in this region. China would be one of the early movers for adopting 5G technologies at airports.  Moreover, Japan, Australia, and South Korea are doubling down their investment in developing 5G infrastructure, which will augur well for the market in Asia-Pacific.Prudent Partnerships to Stimulate CompetitionThe 5G in Aviation Market forecast by Fortune Business Insights paints a dynamic picture of the competition in this market owing to increasing strategic collaborations between competitors. Such collaborations are aimed at consolidating the players’ hold on the market through broadening of their service offerings.Key Industry Developments:Gogo joined hands with Airspan Networks to develop a novel air-to-ground (ATG) 5G network. It will be designed for business aviation aircraft, small mainline jets, and commercial regional jets shuttling along the US-Canada border areas. (October, 2019)Vodafone installed its 5G network at London’s Gatwick Airport. This is part of Gatwick Airport’s five-year digital transformation program, which will make Gatwick one of the first smart airports in the whole of UK. (September 2019)Click here to read/download the full report.last_img read more

Melesat 320 Km Per Jam, Pengemudi BMW M3 Harus Diamputasi Kakinya

Melesat 320 Km Per Jam, Pengemudi BMW M3 Harus Diamputasi Kakinya

first_img(Youtube)) Seorang pengemudi harus kehilangan kakinya karena sebuah kecelakaan di Cape Town, Afrika Selatan. Kecelakaan tersebut terjadi pada Senin (21/1/2019) lalu dimana pengemudi bernama Taufiq Carr melajukan mobilnya dengan kecepatan 320 km per jam sebelum terjadi kecelakaan.Baca juga: Ganti Tuas Persneling dengan Tongkat Bambu, Pengemudi Bus ini Tabrak Mobil MewahDilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman news24.com (31/1/2019), pengusaha berusia 26 tahun tersebut yang berasal dari Mitchells Plain setelah kecelakaan mendapat perawatan oleh paramedis ER24 untuk menangani cedera pada kepala dan kakinya. Dia kemudian dibawa ke Rumah Sakit Vincent Palotti dan kedua kakinya mau tak mau harus diamputasi.Taufiq Carr (News24) Hal ini dikarenakan kakinya terluka parah saat Taufiq dibawa keluar oleh petugas medis dari mobil. Kaki kirinya bahkan terlihat jelas kalau patah. Ranting dan bunga dari semak-semak yang ditabraknya berhamburan di lantai dekat kendaraannya itu.Awalnya tidak diketahui bahwa Taufiq tengah mengemudi bersama rekannya di dalam mobil. Kecelakaan itu sendiri dimana mobil BMW M3 pada N1 menabrak dekat belokan Sable Road pada dini hari Senin, 21 Januari 2019 lalu.Bahkan nama penumpang yang bersama dengan Taufiq sendiri belum diketahui. Dalam sebuah video, mobil yang dikemudikan oleh Taufiq balapan dengan mobil lain dan sebuah sepeda motor.“Dan lagi dan lagi dan lagi dan lagi dan lagi,” ujar seseorang dalam rekaman.Orang itu mengatakan sesuatu yang tidak terdengar dan beberapa detik kemudian, berseru: “Hei!”Kemudian rekaman mulai tampak kabur dan tabrakan terdengar jelas sesaat sebelum gambar menjadi gelap. Video lainnya menunjukkan seorang pengamat yang mengatakan Taufiq terluka parah dan tengah ditanyakan siapa yang berada bersamanya saat itu.Baca juga: Teror di Stasiun Adelaide, Dua Pria Dorong Mobil ke Lintasan KeretaTaufiq menjawab dan memanggil, “Imraan, dimana Anda?”Diketahui, penumpang yang bersama dengan Taufiq selamat dengan luka di jarinya dan dirawat oleh pihak medis darurat Metro di lokasi kecelakaan. Sementara itu, foto Taufiq yang tersenyum, duduk di ranjang rumah sakitnya, juga mulai beredar.Seminggu yang lalu, ibunya Moesna mengatakan bahwa putranya telah dibius dan “tidak terlalu sadar”. Juru bicara kepolisian Cape Barat Kapten FC Van Wyk mengatakan awal pekan ini bahwa kasus kriminal karena mengemudi sembrono dan lalai didaftarkan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedPelatihan Terhadap Pengemudi Bus Akan Meminimalisir Tingkat Kecelakaan17/03/2017In “Bus AKAP”Tabrakan dengan Mobil Pengemudi Bus Tewas Ditempat Kejadian06/11/2019In “Bus dalam kota”Saat Kecelakaan Jangan Panik, Ikuti Langkah Berikut Ini!30/05/2018In “Darat”last_img read more