The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 64 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 36. Courtesy/NWS
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COUNTY News:Using mulch is an important way to maintain a healthy landscape. Mulch helps keep the soil moist, which is beneficial for those that live in a dry climate where water is limited. It helps keep the soil temperature cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. As mulch decays into the soil below, the soil quality increases with all the nutrients from the mulch. Weeding time is reduced when using mulch in garden beds, giving you more time to enjoy the garden.Environmental Services has mulch available for your landscape needs. Residents have the opportunity to come to the Eco Station to load mulch themselves for free or ask for an employee to load the mulch for a service fee of $3 per cubic yard plus tax. Environmental Services also provides a delivery service within Los Alamos County. The delivery fee is $71 per hour (with a minimum of one hour) and $3 per cubic yard loading fee plus tax. Deliveries are made on weekdays only and each truck load capacity is 12 cubic yards. The fees may be charged to resident’s utility bill or paid in advance with cash, check or credit card. To schedule a delivery, contact Environmental Services at 505.662.8163 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 Los Alamos Paint Out: First Place Winner ‘Morning Light’ by Pat Leister. Courtesy/LAAC 2018 Los Alamos Paint Out: Third Place Winner ‘Jemez Headwaters’ by James Trigg. Courtesy/LAAC 2018 Los Alamos Paint Out: Second Place Winner ‘Overlook’ by Peter Grab. Courtesy/LAACLAAC News:Social Distancing at its Most Creative!Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) and Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) are pleased to announce their 2nd joint plein air painting contest and exhibit, 2020 Los Alamos Paint Out and Show.Friday, Sept. 18 through Sunday morning, Sept. 20, members of PAPNM will be in the Los Alamos area with their easels, paints, hats and masks, painting their interpretation of the dramatic and diverse landscape that surrounds this historic city.From the Valle Caldera, more than 12,000 feet up in the Jemez Mountains to White Rock Overlook with the Rio Grande at their feet and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at their noses, artists will brave heat, cold and thunderstorms to capture their vision of Northern New Mexico.The community is invited when seeing an artist at work to approach and take a look, but are reminded to remember to social distance with a mask.Fuller Lodge Art Center’s Gallery, now a part of Los Alamos Arts Council, will exhibit these works, framed and ready to purchase from Sept. 25 through Oct. 10. Fuller Lodge Art Center is at 2132 Central Ave. and open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Covid-19 restrictions limit visitors to eight at a time with masks.If unable to see the exhibit in person, a virtual exhibition of paintings will be available to view and make purchases at Fuller Lodge Art Center’s online gallery: https://artfullexhibits.com, then select “PAPNM Los Alamos Paint-Out”.
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They weren’t checks from Capital One, but you can pay your tab at Nick & Toni’s with money wired from Cyprus, too.A local landscaper found himself in the middle of a tale of international intrigue —and testifying in the most watched trial in America. Not to mention cashing hundreds of thousands of dollars of foreign wire transfers.Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, is in deep legal trouble. His trial on 18 charges of bank and tax fraud is ending in Alexandria, VA, and even if he beats the rap, he is by no means free and clear. “The longtime GOP operative still faces a second federal trial slated to begin in mid-September in Washington,” reports Politico. In that case, Manafort is accused of failing to register as a foreign agent — he reportedly lobbied for the government of Ukraine, and was paid handsomely for the chore.How handsomely? Court records reveal Manafort pulled in more than $60 million from his Ukrainian clients. The New York Times reported he fronted 15 or more shell companies to shield the loot. “Mr. Manafort used his tax-free dollars, prosecutors have said, to support a lifestyle of staggering extravagance. In 2012 alone, he bought three homes,” according to The New York Times.The fall from grace has been swift and stunning. He was behind on the mortgage of his Brooklyn townhouse and even had trouble paying for his front row box at Yankees Stadium. And lest anyone believe a hot dog and beer comes cheaply in the hallowed halls that Ruth built, be advised Manafort had to charge his American Express card a whopping $210,000 to settle the score with the Bronx Bombers.But Manafort always paid his Hamptons landscaper on time, even if the money did show up via wire from Cyprus.Michael Regolizio, the owner of New Leaf Landscaping and Maintenance, was undoubtedly surprised when he was called to testify at Manafort’s trial.It turns out that Manafort’s pad, down a private road at 174 Jobs Lane in Bridgehampton, is well coiffed indeed. Regolizio landscaped a giant flowerbed shaped like an “M” in the front yard. Regolizio told the court he installed trees, hundreds of flowers, and was responsible for the overall landscaping care of the property.Regolizio was paid more than $400,000 between 2010 and 2014. The court was shown there were a number of Cyprus wire transfers that were applied to Manafort’s New Leaf Landscaping account. Other testimony revealed the property is wired with a $2.2 million audio-video system, complete with Apple TVs and a $10,000 karaoke machine. Regolizio reported there is a manmade pond on the property which one British tabloid apparently mistook for a moat, according to published reports. Regolizio did not return phone calls by press email@example.com Share
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The government’s proposals for converting the acquis of EU law into domestic law came under all-round attack from legal figures today as the repeal legislation began its process through the House of Commons. In a hard-hitting report on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill the House of Lords Constitution Committee condemns the measure’s proposed use of so-called ’Henry VIII’ powers. The bill weaves ’a tapestry of delegated powers that are breath-taking in terms of both their scope and potency’, the committee chaired by Baroness Taylor of Bolton (former Labour MP Ann Taylor) said. Formal parliamentary scrutiny of the bill begins this afternoon. According to the committee, the bill’s proposals for maintaining legal continuity after March 2019 ’would fundamentally challenge the constitutional balance of powers between parliament and government and would represent a significant—and unacceptable—transfer of legal competence. We stress the need for an appropriate balance between the urgency required to ensure legal continuity and stability, and meaningful parliamentary scrutiny and control of the executive.’The bill’s uncertainties and ambiguities ’raise fundamental concerns from a rule of law perspective,’ the report concludes. Meanwhile, Andrew Langdon QC, chairman of the bar, said the bill would set up UK citizens for second class status after Brexit.He said in a statement: ‘After exit day, UK citizens will find that domestic courts enforce the same laws as they do now, except that they may not be able to apply the underlying treaty provision. This could mean that where the rights of EU and UK citizens are interfered with by the same law, EU citizens would be able to challenge that law, but UK citizens would not.’UK citizens would no longer be able to challenge EU law brought into UK law on the basis of non-discrimination, proportionality, legal certainty or the right of defence, he said. ‘Instead, legal challenges will be limited to more restrictive English law grounds such as rationality.’As an example, Langdon cited the Welsh government’s 2014 plan to give 10 times as much farming aid to lowland farmers as hill farmers, a move abandoned when hill farmers pointed out that the decision was discriminatory. ‘That argument will not work after exit day,’ Langdon said.
South African police fire rubber bullets at anti-immigrant protesters eSwatini was formerly known as Swaziland, and is the last nation in Africa governed by an absolute Monarchy system.eSwatini Police on Friday fired stun grenades and rubber bullets at protesters marched in protests against poor service delivery, alleged misuse of state pension funds, and a proposed law to charge citizens who marry foreigners.Reuters news agency reports that at least one person was taken to hospital with injuries after the clash.The landlocked southern African country, formerly known as Swaziland, is governed by an absolute monarchy system, with a very powerful king who rules the about 1.4 million citizens.King Mswati III is the last remaining absolute monarch in Africa.An official at the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland – one of the protest organisers – said the demonstration was a success while criticising the police’s reaction.“We will reap the fruits of our toil,” Reuters quotes Muzi Mhlanga. “We are very worried with the way police behaved. We have recorded their brutality.”The police did not respond to calls for comment.The king last week said from June 30 parliament would be dissolved and he would make all decisions with a council of ministers, including over a finance bill that would require Swazi citizens to pay US$ 2,200 to marry a foreigner.Thousands of foreigners, mostly from Asia, apply each year to become Swazi citizens for business purposes. The government wants to crackdown on sham marriages aimed at cheating the system.Related Burundi Police Clash With Opposition Protesters Ugandan police arrest terror suspects
Burundi Coup leaders arrested after failed coup attempt 300 Ethiopians arrested in connection with failed coup attempt The Ethiopian government on Saturday announced the release of 57 individuals who were arrested in connection with a failed coup attempt last month, state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) reported.The 57 individuals were arrested for suspected involvement in the failed coup attempt on June 22, which left scores of the Ethiopian military and civilian officials dead.FBC reported the 57 individuals were released after it was deemed there was insufficient evidence to implicate them in the attempt.Earlier this month, Ethiopia similarly released 113 security forces, which had initially been suspected of involvement in the failed coup attempt.The 113 security forces which are all part of the northern Amhara region’s special police forces were released after an investigation by the Ethiopian government cleared them of any wrongdoings.A failed coup attempt on June 22, suspected to be carried out by forces loyal to Asaminew Tsige, former head of security at Amhara regional state, caused the deaths of dozens of people including the Amhara regional state president Ambachew Mekonnen and chief of staff of the Ethiopian Army, Seare Mekonnen.Tsige, the suspected mastermind of the coup attempt was killed several days later by security forces in a shootout.The failed coup attempt also triggered a total internet blackout throughout the East African country as the Ethiopian government launched a nationwide crackdown on the organized coup attempt, mainly in the Amhara region and the capital Addis Ababa.Related AU condemns Gabon coup attempt
Sharing is caring! EducationLocalNewsPoliticsPrimary Roseau South MP grateful for new Newtown Primary School by: – September 27, 2016 342 Views no discussions Share Tweet Share Share The following is a statement from the Parliamentary Representative of the Roseau South Constituency, Joshua Francis on the official commissioning of the Newtown Primary School.The school, funded through a six million dollars grant from the People’s Republic of China, was commissioned on Monday 26 September 2016.It comprises of fourteen classrooms to accommodate three hundred students and seventeen teachers, a library, science laboratory, art laboratory, principal’s office, secretary’s office, staff room, kitchen, a sick bay, wash room facilities, and an elevator to provide access for physically challenged students.“ON THE OCCASION OF The official opening and commission of the newly constructed Newtown Primary School on Monday, September 26, 2016; I am delighted with a pleasant duty on behalf of the Roseau South Constituency, particularly Newtown and environs- to express my most sincere and profound gratitude to the Government of Dominica and the people’s Republic of China for the newly constructed Newtown Primary School.The building provides new facilities and a better learning environment for students of the Newtown Primary School. The teachers, parents, students and the entire Newtown Community are excited about this modern facility. And as an Educator I am aware that this upgraded physical space has also improved the learning culture for our students. We must now exploit our collective human spirit to infuse the vision and passion that will raise the performance of our students. Our parents must invest more time and effort in the education of our children, while the school managers, Principal and teachers should strive for nothing less than excellence. I have confidence that together we will make full use of the learning facility, not just for our students, but this modern and well equipped building will be used for the general education of our community through multiple purposes such as social dialogues, panel discussions and adult education.Thank you.”