LADP News: The Los Alamos Democratic Party will hold its monthly meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 8, in Room 631, Building 6 on the UNM-Los Alamos campus. The meeting is open to the public.
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The frequency of flights between Aberdeen and Oslo is to be increased due to demand from the oil and gas industry, according to operator bmi regional. The airline’s scheduled service providing direct access from Europe’s oil and gas capital to the Norwegian capital launched on 28 October as a single daily flight Sunday to Friday. bmi regional has now confirmed that it will move to two flights a day Monday to Thursday with effect from 3 February 2014. On Sundays and Fridays the service will continue to operate with a single daily flight.The increase in frequency to morning and evening flights four days a week will enable business users to travel to either city for a day and is also expected to boost inbound leisure traffic to the North-east of Scotland.The oil and gas industry and Scandinavia are key markets for the airline, rated as the UK’s most punctual, which launched a direct service from Aberdeen to Kristiansund in August and will start flights between Stavanger and Harstad/Evenes and Tromsø in the north of Norway from 23 January next year.Award-winning bmi regional – which operates 450 flights a week to 21 destinations across the UK and Europe – also flies from Aberdeen to Bristol, Manchester, Norwich and Esbjerg in Denmark. In October this year, bmi regional received the prestigious Airline of the Year award at the annual European Regions Airline Association (ERAA) conference in Austria. The accolade came just 18 months after the airline was established as an independent carrier.Cathal O’Connell, chief executive of bmi regional said: “When we launched our Aberdeen to Oslo service last month we committed to increasing the frequency if demand required it and we are now delivering on that promise. The support of businesses at both ends of the route has exceeded our expectations and we are now responding to feedback from our customers in adding these additional frequencies. Increasing the number of flights to two a day further demonstrates our commitment to providing connections that support the strong economy in the North-east of Scotland and the oil and gas industry in Scotland and Norway.“Aberdeen is now firmly established as an important hub in our network and we will be developing our Norwegian operations further in January when our services from Stavanger to the far north of the country start flying, again driven by demand from the oil and gas industry.”Aberdeen International Airport and North-east business leaders welcomed the decision to increase frequency between Aberdeen and Oslo.Carol Benzie, managing director of Aberdeen International Airport, said: “For bmi regional to be making this announcement, just weeks after the Oslo route took off, is a fantastic signal of the strength in this market. It demonstrates that the airline is really listening to its customers and doing all they can to match demand. The extra flights means that Oslo will now be even better served for customers travelling on either business or leisure and long may this growth continue.”Robert Collier, chief executive of Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, said: “Norway is a key trading partner for our region. bmi regional’s Oslo service has already proved itself to be a valuable addition to the connectivity we enjoy from Aberdeen and the increase in frequency in the New Year will undoubtedly be welcomed by businesses, especially those in the oil and gas sector. The airline’s further investment in its Aberdeen operations also reflects the strong performance that our economy continues to achieve.”Steve Harris, chief executive of VisitAberdeen, said: “Tourism businesses will welcome this news. Norway is an important market for Aberdeen for business and leisure tourism. The launch of bmi regional’s new Oslo service at the end of October created new opportunities for us to develop this traffic. The additional frequency now confirmed for February will further support our efforts to attract Norwegian visitors to the city and surrounding region.”Joachim Westher Andersen, spokesman for Oslo Airport, said: “We are pleased that bmi regional is announcing an increase in the service between Oslo and Aberdeen. This will improve the product for the business and leisure traveller, and especially for the oil and gas industry. This will strengthen Oslo Airport’s development as a major hub in Norway and the Nordics.”The Oslo service currently operates as a single daily flight Sunday to Friday. Flights depart Aberdeen at 1605, arriving in Oslo at 1845 and depart Oslo at 1915, arriving in Aberdeen at 2000 (all times local). From 3 February 2014 it will operate an additional morning flight departing Aberdeen at 0620 and arriving Oslo 0900, then departing Oslo at 0930 and arriving in Aberdeen at 1015 (all times local). Booking is available via the airline’s www.bmiregional.com website and travel agents.[mappress]Press Release, November 13, 2013
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HLPFI will make its debut at the show, so if you would like to meet up with us, contact Peter Edwards,firstname.lastname@example.orgTransRussia covers all sectors of the transport and logistics industry, and is a platform for companies and transport professionals to meet and discuss the latest developments in this economically significant and fast-growing sector.In 2014 Russia will be hosting the Winter Olympics and in 2018, the World Cup. Due to these internationally prestigious events, and the volume of people it will attract, Russia is investing heavily in improving its transport infrastructure.More information can be seen at www.transrussia.ru
Lone Star, which has nearly 500 tractors and 1,500 open-deck trailers, will join the existing Daseke companies: Smokey Point Distributing, E.W. Wylie, J. Grady Randolph, Central Oregon Truck Company and the Boyd Companies (which include Boyd Bros. Transportation, WTI Transport and Mid Seven Transportation).”Joining the Daseke team gives us great sister companies to work with, instead of compete against, while allowing us to maintain our existing management team to run the company as we always have,” said president and ceo of Lone Star, Tex Robbins.Lone Star specialises in transporting complex over-dimensional and heavy shipments and is a big player in the renewable energy sector, transporting wind turbine components throughout North America.Scott Wheeler, senior vice president and corporate cfo for Daseke, expressed his satisfaction with the merger: “Lone Star’s work in the energy, aerospace, mining and construction sectors provides another great piece to our service portfolio.””What’s more,” added Wheeler, “they have a daily presence in Mexico – an area where we see tremendous growth potential.” www.daseke.comwww.lonestar-llc.com
A leading general counsel has called for the introduction of gender quotas to boost diversity in the law.Rosemary Martin (pictured), group general counsel for Vodafone, said quotas were ‘deeply offensive – and I think it’s absolutely essential’.‘If you really want to make change, you need a law,’ Martin said. ‘Do not expect people to do it out of the kindness of their hearts. You need to force it.’ Martin was speaking on how innovation and diversity can shape the legal profession.‘Because it’s change, it’s painful,’ Martin said. ‘Let’s not make it more painful for more and more generations. Let’s make it painful for our generation.’However, employment lawyer Dame Janet Gaymer, who also participated in the discussion, said she was not persuaded of the merits of introducing quotas.Gaymer, who was Commissioner for Public Appointments in England and Wales between 2006 and 2010, said: ‘At the end of the day, it’s a competitive process and you want the very best person for the job whether they’re male, female, ethnic minority or disabled.’The discussion was part of the First 100 Years project, created by legal business Obelisk Support, to celebrate the journey of women in the profession.
South Africa’s Transnet is to use GE’s Predix platform to obtain real-time information on the status of shipments and migrate processes such as payment, customs and inspection from paper to digital formats. Predix ‘will be key in optimising freight efficiency and bringing products to market faster and for less cost across the continent’, according to Transnet Group CEO Siyabonga Gama. On January 25 Medlog of Portugal operated a special service to Madrid carrying containers that had been unloaded at the port of Sines by a ship usually calling at Valencia. Comprising 29 wagons and 527 m in length, the train carrying 61 TEU was hauled by Renfe from the border at Vilar Formosa to the Abroñigal terminal in Madrid.A pilot service using refrigerated containers to carry fruit and vegetables from Uzbekistan to Russia via Kazakhstan has been launched by KTZ Express. The journey from Samarkand to Novosibirsk took five days.On January 26 Đuro Đaković Specijalna Vozila signed a €2·3m agreement to supply Talns wagons to a French customer between September and December 2017.Union Pacific has acquired Railex LLC’s refrigerated and cold storage distribution assets at Delano in California, Wallula in Washington and Rotterdam in New York. UP said refrigerated and third-party company Railex plays a key role in supporting its Food Network which carries fruit, vegetables and other temperature-sensitive shipments. ‘The Railex team developed a fantastic business changing how fresh food arrives on America’s tables, offering food shippers fast, reliable door-to-door rail-based transportation’, said Brad Thrasher, UP’s Vice-President & General Manager Agricultural Products. ‘The integration of their highly efficient cross-dock facilities and logistics capabilities allows us to offer our customers increased access to a wider range of capacity and service solutions in a rail-centric cold chain.’Rail Cargo Hungaria has been awarded GMP+ B.4 quality assurance certifcation for the transport of animal feed.
An updated app for smart phones and other mobile devices can help workers stay safe when working outdoors in hot weather. The free app was redesigned by CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), along with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool mobile app, for iOS and Android devices, determines heat index values – a measure for how hot it feels – based on temperature and humidity. Workers exposed to hot and humid conditions, including construction workers, landscapers, farmers, and others, are encouraged to use the app to check weather conditions if they will be outdoors for short or long periods during the summer heat.“With the hot summer months on our doorstep, this app is a valuable tool for employers and workers to help prevent heat-related illnesses,” said John Howard, M.D., director of NIOSH. “In many cases, workers rely on their employers to provide opportunities for taking rest breaks and drinking water. This app puts life-saving information at the fingertips of both supervisors and workers to inform them when they need to take precautions to stay safe at the worksite.” Extreme heat can be deadlyExtreme heat causes more deaths than any other weather-related hazard; each year more than 65,000 people seek medical treatment for extreme heat exposure. In 2014 alone, 2,630 workers suffered from heat-related illness, and 18 died from heat stroke and related causes on the job, according to OSHA.Work-related exposure to heat can also result in reduced productivity and growing risk of injuries, such as those caused by sweaty palms, fogged-up safety glasses, and cognitive impairment (that is, mental confusion, impaired judgment, and poor coordination).The app, an updated version of OSHA’s original Heat Safety Tool, uses the device’s geolocation capabilities to pull temperature and humidity data from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellites to determine the heat index. The app shows the current risk level (minimal, low, moderate, high, or extreme) and forecasts the hourly heat index throughout the entire workday giving employers information they can use to adjust the work environment as needed to protect workers.“We applaud NIOSH for updating this important worker safety tool. Workers are most vulnerable in the first few days of working in the heat and the app helps users to calculate risk levels and learn the protective measures they can take to prevent heat illness,” said Dorothy Dougherty, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. “Being aware of the risks, gradually building a tolerance, and taking the necessary precautions can keep workers safe and save lives.”How to stay safe outdoors in extreme heatIn addition to calculating the heat index, the app provides users with specific NIOSH and OSHA recommendations for protection against the heat based on the calculated risk level. This includes information about staying cool, proper hydration, and scheduling rest breaks. Recommendations are based on the 2016 publication NIOSH Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Heat and Hot Environments, which was recently updated to reflect the latest science.Some examples of NIOSH recommendations that can be applied in many different outdoor workplaces include:Limit time in the heat and/or increase recovery time in a cool environment.Increase the number of workers per task.Train supervisors and workers about heat stress, including symptoms of heat-related illness, first aid, and risk factors.Use a buddy system where workers observe each other for signs of heat intolerance.Provide adequate amounts of cool, potable water near the work area and encourage workers to drink frequently.Use a heat alert program (additional written guidelines) whenever the weather service forecasts that a heat wave is likely to occur.Develop a plan to get employees acclimatized to hot weather and to increase physical fitness. Heat safety is easier with OSHA’s updated app in your pocket. Their Heat Safety Tool calculates the current heat index—how hot it feels—on your phone. Free. http://www.thesafetybrief.comhttp://www.creativesafetysupply.com Mobile app helps workers stay safe in hot weather
Toyota Cheetahs sign loose forward Jeandré Rudolph from Pumas Tributes pour in for former rugby star Joost van der Westhuizen Former Springboks captain Joost van der Westhuizen fighting for his life in hospital SHIRAHAMA, JAPAN – SEPTEMBER 14: Louis van der Westhuizen of Namibia poses for a portrait during the Namibia Rugby World Cup 2019 squad photo call on September 14, 2019 in Shirahama, Wakayama, Japan. (Photo by Harry How – World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images) FILE PHOTO: Louis van der Westhuizen of Namibia poses for a portrait during the Namibia Rugby World Cup 2019 squad photo call. (Photo by Harry How – World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images)Namibia hooker Louis van der Westhuizen signed for South African rugby side the Toyota Cheetahs from fellow South African side the Vodacom Bulls on a one-year contract.“Van der Westhuizen will report for duty at the Toyota Cheetahs on 1 November,” a statement on the Cheetahs’ website read in part.Van der Westhuizen, 25, has played for North-West University Pukke in the Varsity Cup and the Leopards rugby team in the Currie Cup, South Africa’s premier domestic rugby union competition. He, however, never had a chance to play for the Bulls this year.He has also played in two Rugby World Cups (2015 and 2019) having made his international debut aged just 18.Van der Westhuizen said that the move was definitely a major step in his career and he was looking forward to joining the Cheetahs.“I think that they are playing very exciting rugby at the moment and it going to be exciting to play with some familiar faces and old teammates from the Varsity Cup days.”“I really think that I can use my international experience to add some value to the team, but I am very excited to be able to join a quality side that performs at PRO14 level.”The Cheetahs, one of two South African teams which compete in the Guinness PRO14, lie in 4th place in Conference A on 32 points after 13 games.Related