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New Mexico Enacts Further Restrictions To Stop Spread Of COVID-19, Including Stay-At-Home Instruction

first_imgGov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announcing the latest update on the state’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and detailing statewide stay-at-home instructions. Screenshot/LADPFrom the Office of the Governor:Essential Functions To ContinueSANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced this afternoon additional restrictions to disrupt the spread of the COVID-19 virus in New Mexico and instructed New Mexicans to remain in their homes or places of residence except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare.The order – to be issued by Secretary of Health Kathy Kunkel and effective 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 24 – closes all non-essential businesses, requiring 100 percent of the state’s non-essential workforce to work from home. As in other states that have enacted similar measures, there are exceptions pertaining to essential services for the preservation of health, safety and well-being.“The only way for us to stop the spread of this virus is for New Mexicans to stop interacting with each other,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “New Mexicans must be crystal-clear on this point: Right now, every time you leave your house, you are putting yourself, your family and your community at risk. Only by distancing from one another, by remaining home except for essential or emergency travel, can we limit the spread of this virus to the point that it does not overwhelm New Mexico. “This clearly exempts people who are part of the essential functions that must continue: The individuals providing meals for kids at our schools; the individuals working at health care facilities, child care facilities, public safety entities and many more. Those individuals are helping keep us operating – in a new and limited way. They deserve our profound gratitude.“As we wait for the federal government to get states the help we need in expanding capacity and testing materials and financial assistance, staying home is the one action all of us, individually and as a group, can control,” the governor added. “Please stay home. Help protect New Mexico.”Intended to aggressively limit person-to-person contact in the state, the amended emergency public health order closes all non-essential businesses except for remote work. The order advises that New Mexicans “must stay at home and undertake only those outings absolutely necessary for their health, safety or welfare” and further restricts “mass gatherings” of five or more individuals in outdoor spaces.“Does this order mean you cannot walk your dog? No. Does it mean you can’t go for a jog? No. But you should not do those things in a group – and you should be home as soon as possible,” the governor said. “This social isolation strategy will only work if we all undertake it to the greatest extent we can. That boils down to one thing: Stay home.”Businesses deemed essential that may remain open are:​Health care operations including hospitals, walk-in-care health facilities, emergency veterinary and livestock services, pharmacies, medical wholesale and distribution, home health care workers or aides for the elderly, emergency dental facilities, nursing homes, residential health care facilities, research facilities, congregate care facilities, intermediate care facilities for those with intellectual or developmental disabilities, supportive living homes, home health care providers, and medical supplies and equipment manufacturers and providers;​Homeless shelters, food banks, and other services providing care to indigent or needy populations;​Childcare facilities necessary to provide services to those workers employed by essential businesses and essential non-profit entities;​​Grocery stores, all food and beverage stores, supermarkets, food banks, farmers’ markets and vendors who sell food, convenience stores, and other businesses that generate the majority of their revenue from the sale of canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet food, feed, and other animal supply stores, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other household consumer products;​Farms, ranches, and other food cultivation, processing, or packaging operations;​All facilities used by law enforcement personnel, first responders, firefighters, emergency management personnel, dispatch operators, and court personnel. ​Infrastructure operations including, but not limited to, public works construction; commercial and residential facility construction and maintenance; airport operations; public transportation; airlines; taxis; private transportation providers; water, sewer, trash and recycling collection, processing and disposal; gas; electrical; oil drilling; oil refining; natural resources extraction or mining operations; nuclear material research and enrichment; those attendant to the repair and construction of roads and highways; solid waste collection and removal; processing and disposal; data and internet providers; data centers; and telecommunications systems;​Manufacturing operations involved in food processing, manufacturing agents, chemicals, fertilizer, pharmaceuticals, sanitary products, household paper products, telecommunications, microelectronics/semi-conductor, primary metals manufacturers, machinery manufacturers, electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturers, and transportation equipment manufacturers;​Services necessary to maintain the safety and sanitation of residences or essential businesses including security services, custodial services, plumbers, electricians, and other skilled trades;​Media services including television, radio and newspaper operations;​Gas stations, automobile repair facilities, and retailers who generate the majority of their revenue from the sale of automobile repair products;​Hardware stores;​Laundromats and dry cleaner services;​Utilities, including their contractors and suppliers, engaged in power generation, fuel supply and transmission, water and wastewater supply;Funeral homes, crematoriums and cemeteries;Banks, credit unions, insurance providers, payroll services, brokerage services, and investment management firms;Real estate services including brokers, title companies, and related services.Businesses providing mailing and shipping services, including post office boxes;Laboratories and defense and national security-related operations supporting the United States government or a contractor to the United States government;Restaurants, but only for delivery or carry out and local breweries or distilleries but only for carry out;Professional services, such as legal or accounting services, but only where necessary to assist in compliance with legally mandated activities; and Logistics and businesses that store, ship or deliver groceries, food, goods or services directly to residences or retailers.The order is in effect until April 10.ON ENFORCEMENT: The state has ramped up surveillance of businesses to ensure compliance. Violators of the public health order could lose their licenses to operate and face civil or criminal penalties. New Mexicans wishing to report a violation will soon be able to call the non-emergency COVID-19 state hotline, 1-833-551-0518.ON HOARDING: In a previously issued public health order, the state, in an effort to limit hoarding, directed grocery stores and other retailers to limit the sale of over-the-counter medications, durable medical equipment, baby formula, diapers, sanitary care products and hygiene products to three packaged items per individual. Individual New Mexicans are further urged to limit hoarding in order to ensure community members have the supplies they need.ON ILLNESSES AND TESTING: New Mexicans who develop symptoms of COVID-19 infection – fever, cough or shortness of breath – should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).Testing is presently prioritized for those with symptoms. New Mexicans are asked to widely distribute this information about testing and travel guidelines.FOR MORE INFORMATION: New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated as a one-stop source for information.last_img read more

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True summer or Indian summer? It depends on your assets

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VIP Tires & Service Announces Senior Management Team Promotions

first_imgLeft to right: Gary MacCausland, John Quirk, Tim Winkeler, Allan Kirkland, Scott PickardVIP Tires & Service recently announced the following senior management team promotions:AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementTim Winkeler to president and CEO, formerly president and chief operating officerScott Pickard to chief financial officer (CFO), formerly vice president of financeGary MacCausland to senior vice president of operations and merchandising, formerly vice president of operationsJohn Quirk to executive chairman, formerly chairman and CEOAllan Kirkland to CFO of Quirk Automotive, formerly CFO of VIP “I am very excited to announce these changes,” said Quirk. “These promotions reflect our company’s commitment to growth, as well as to recognizing individuals for their leadership and contributions. Tim, Scott, Gary and Allan have all been a key part of our success, and they exemplify our company’s commitment to the highest professional standards. Our team at VIP has never been stronger and under Tim’s leadership I am confident we will continue to grow, enhance profitability and continue to build our culture of ownership.”In their new roles, John Quirk and Allan Kirkland will focus on real estate management, new store development and acquisitions.All of the promotions take effect on Sept. 1.last_img read more

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Savory & Sweet Celebrations

first_imgNothing spells love quite like a good meal. After all, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and the way to a woman’s is a special night out. These East End restaurants have created savory menus for a perfectly sweet place to celebrate Valentine’s Day with those you love. From your significant other to your group of friends, there’s a place to go for everyone on February 14.Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett is serving up prime rib or a fish special, including soup or salad, baked potato, and seasonal vegetables, for $29. Celebratory diners will receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco and select wine bottles half priced. Stay a while and enjoy “Ladies Night” with drink specials offered all night after 9 PM, including $5 Bud Lite and Budweiser bottles, $5 Milagro shots, and $6 glasses of wine and Prosecco. More info at www.indianwellstavern.com.1770 House1770 House Restaurant & Inn’s Chef Michael Rozzi is preparing a signature four-course prix fixe tasting menu for $85 per person. Beginning at 5:30 PM on Valentine’s Day at the East Hampton restaurant, and for the rest of the night, enjoy first course selections of baby beets, chilled West Coast oysters, or foie gras torchon. Second course selections include cauliflower bisque, sheep’s milk ricotta ravioli, and littleneck clams. Third course options include fluke filet, butter poached lobster, milk fed sucking pig porchetta, and braised beef short rib. Conclude with a selection of desserts. Visit www.1770house.com.Fresno in East Hampton will serve $1 oysters and discounted glasses of Champagne on Valentine’s Day, in addition to a la carte specials with the regular menu. Visit www.fresnorestaurant.com.Highway Restaurant & Bar in East Hampton will have an Asian-inspired menu on Thursday, February 14. Chef Anand Sastry and Justin Finney have created an a la carte menu including appetizers of soba noodles, short rib soup, or bay scallop. “For the Table” delights include rock shrimp tempura or baby bok choy. Entrees include yellow fish curry in a banana leaf or Thai ribs and for dessert, a coconut lime mousse. Learn more at www.highwayrestaurant.com.Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton will have a specialty Valentine’s Day a la carte menu, in addition to its regular offerings. Examples include a lobster and avocado salad for $24, pan-roasted branzino filet for $42, and triple chocolate Pavlova for $14. Visit www.nickandtonis.com for more information.Rowdy HallRowdy Hall in East Hampton will serve specialty a la carte menu items ranging from steak tartare and quail egg appetizers to monk fish and red pepper rouille entrees. Dessert options include a chocolate cremeux, fudge cake, or raspberry meringue. Check the website at www.rowdyhall.com.Springs Tavern will host a special three-course prix fixe menu for $30 per person. A salad is offered for the first course, with a second course choice of strip steak and lobster, grilled organic salmon, or pasta primavera. Top it off with a choice of desserts. See www.thespringstavern.com.Almond in Bridgehampton will have a special four-course Blood Orange menu on Valentine’s Day for $85 per person, in addition to the regular a la carte menu. Two appetizer choices, a middle course, two entree choices, and a dessert of chocolate and blood oranges will be offered. Visit www.almondrestaurant.com.The Bell & Anchor in Sag Harbor begins its Valentine’s Day celebration at 5:30 PM with $1 oysters, $10 glasses of Champagne, and “Bouillabaisse Night,” with appetizer and bouillabaisse entree for $35. There is also a two-course prix fixe for $30 per person, with dessert being an extra $5, in addition to the regular menu choices. For more, visit www.bellandanchor.com.Lulu Kitchen and BarLulu Kitchen & Bar in Sag Harbor is hosting a special five-course menu for $75 per person, $85 if paired with beers and $95 if paired with wines. First course options include mussel consommé & sea urchin ravioli or a citrus salad. Second course offers up woodfired & drunken quail or pan roasted codfish loin. The third, roasted venison chop or wood fired oven-roasted drunken lobster. Before dessert, enjoy a surprise course of a cheese bonbon. Find out more at www.lulusagharbor.com.nicole@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

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VIDEO: 22 Evacuated as Car Carrier Lists in Bay of Biscay

first_imgA crew of 22 people were evacuated after the Panama-flagged car carrier Modern Express started listing some 148 miles off Cape Ortegal, Galicia, in the Bay of Biscay, according to Spanish search and rescue agency Salvamento Maritimo.The crew raised an alarm on Tuesday afternoon as the 10,454 dwt ship developed a heavy list of about 40 degrees in inclement weather with force 8 south-westerly winds and heavy seas.All crew members were evacuated by helicopters and subsequently flown to A Coruña and Celeiro in Galicia.Salvamento Maritimo added that no injuries were reported.The 2001-built Modern Express, owned by European RoRo Lines, was on its way from Gabon, Africa to Le Havre, France when it started listing.The vessel is currently drifting in a busy shipping lane, and is expected to be removed from the area before tomorrow morning.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Maximus Air Cargo appoints Avanti Consult

first_imgMaximus says that its performance has been robust over the last couple of years with growth and profit margins exceeding targets. Despite the global downturn, 2009 remains steady. Plans for 2010 include further inroads into the aircraft wet lease sector and a significant plan for the provision of scheduled services. Avanti’s appointment will be beneficial in facilitating this initiative. Maximus Air Cargo president and CEO, Fathi Hilal Buhazza says that “appointing Avanti ensures that we proceed forward in an advised and pragmatic manner so that we continue to maintain our impeccable standards.” Commenting on Avanti’s appointment, MD Cronan Enright said “Avanti Consult will advise Maximus on the next exciting chapter of its development facilitating its dual business model of cargo charter and ACMI lease solutions, and its organisational readiness for the future.”last_img read more

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130 photographers compete for Volga-Dnepr Group awards

first_imgA Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) surface will be laid at the gateway, which is more suitable for heavy traffic and loads endured by paved surfaces at shipping terminals. GPA has committed just under USD5 million to the high-density paving project.According to Curtis Foltz, executive director, GPA, “This project will provide greater capacity in moving oversized roll-on/roll off cargo at Ocean Terminal.”130 photographers compete for Volga-Dnepr Group awardsOctober 8 – Over 130 professional and amateur photographers from 23 countries submitted entries to a special photographic competition organised by Volga-Dnepr Group to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Antonov AN-124 freighter’s maiden flight.The competition invited photographers to send in their favourite images of the unique AN-124-100 ‘Ruslan’ aircraft as well as pictures of the other freighters in the Group’s fleet, notably Boeing 747s operated by AirBridgeCargo Airlines and IL-76TD-90VD cargo aircraft in the colours of Volga-Dnepr Airlines . The panel of competition judges was headed by Alexey Isaikin , President of Volga-Dnepr Group. Given the high number of entries and the impressive quality of the photo images, the judges had a difficult time selecting a winning photograph in the three award categories. Entries to the competition depicted the outstanding cargo capability of the three aircraft as well as their sheer size and unique design features. In addition to the winners selected by the judges, visitors to a special competition website also had the opportunity to vote for their favourite photographs and a ‘People’s Choice’ prize was presented to the most popular image. In total, more than 3,000 people from 50 countries visited the website to view the 380 photos posted online. The best works submitted to the competition will feature in a special Volga-Dnepr calendar and the Group hopes to continue a working relationship with some of the outstanding photographers that took part. The Grand Prix was won by Ognyan Stefanov from Bulgaria for his photo of the ÀN-124-100 freighter taking off from Sofia Airport (seen below). He was presented with a special transportation case for his camera equipment. The winning photos in the fleet categories – ÀN-124, IL-76, and B747 – were presented by Stewart Marshall (Hamilton, UK), Marina Lystceva (Moscow, Russia) and Rodion Kuznetsov (Angarsk, Russia). Each of the winners will receive an Alpha Industries MA-1 D-TEC flight jacket. Further prizes were awarded to the runners-up in each category. All of the prizewinners and nominees will be issued with diplomas by Volga-Dnepr Group and a copy of the commemorative calendar featuring the winning photos.www.volga-dnepr.comThe competition invited photographers to send in their favourite images of the unique AN-124-100 ‘Ruslan’ aircraft as well as pictures of the other freighters in the Group’s fleet, notably Boeing 747s operated by AirBridgeCargo Airlines and IL-76TD-90VD cargo aircraft in the colours of Volga-Dnepr Airlines . The panel of competition judges was headed by Alexey Isaikin , President of Volga-Dnepr Group. Given the high number of entries and the impressive quality of the photo images, the judges had a difficult time selecting a winning photograph in the three award categories. Entries to the competition depicted the outstanding cargo capability of the three aircraft as well as their sheer size and unique design features. In addition to the winners selected by the judges, visitors to a special competition website also had the opportunity to vote for their favourite photographs and a ‘People’s Choice’ prize was presented to the most popular image. In total, more than 3,000 people from 50 countries visited the website to view the 380 photos posted online. The best works submitted to the competition will feature in a special Volga-Dnepr calendar and the Group hopes to continue a working relationship with some of the outstanding photographers that took part. The Grand Prix was won by Ognyan Stefanov from Bulgaria for his photo of the ÀN-124-100 freighter taking off from Sofia Airport. He was presented with a special transportation case for his camera equipment. The winning photos in the fleet categories – ÀN-124, IL-76, and B747 – were presented by Stewart Marshall (Hamilton, UK), Marina Lystceva (Moscow, Russia) and Rodion Kuznetsov (Angarsk, Russia). Each of the winners will receive an Alpha Industries MA-1 D-TEC flight jacket. Further prizes were awarded to the runners-up in each category. All of the prizewinners and nominees will be issued with diplomas by Volga-Dnepr Group and a copy of the commemorative calendar featuring the winning photos.www.volga-dnepr.comlast_img read more

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Milford Haven eyes renewable potential

first_imgThe GBP76 million (USD101.5 million) Swansea Bay City Deal project will see the Welsh port partner with Marine Energy Wales, ORE Catapult and Wave Hub to develop a centre for marine energy research and development, fabrication, testing and deployment in Pembrokeshire.The port has allocated GBP650,000 (USD868,000) to kick start dockyard improvements which will form part of Pembroke Dock Marine.According to the port, building work can commence once the City Deal business plan has been signed off.The Port of Milford Haven’s engineering director, Tim Bownes, who is heading up the Pembroke port element of the project, said there will be a comprehensive period of consultation, during which the views of stakeholders, including the general public, will be sought.www.mhpa.co.uklast_img read more

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Win tickets to Robben Island tour

first_imgRobben Island Museum (RIM), in partnership with the national Department of Tourism, will be hosting an open day on Heritage Day, Saturday September 24. RIM and the department will be giving 1 600 free tickets to Capetonians for a return trip to the island, to create awareness on the importance of preserving Robben Island as an iconic national and World Heritage Site. The open day is fundamental in creating access for communities and the cultural enrichment of South Africans and will form part of Tourism Month celebrations, says RIM.Free tickets will be issued to people through the media and NGOs. Winners will be treated to a ferry ride and a prison tour on the island.For more information you can contact Nomonde Ndlangisa on nomonden@robben-island.org.za or call 076 297 4406.* The Athlone News is giving away 25 pairs of free tickets so you and a partner can enjoy a trip to the island to learn about our history. All you have to do to stand in line to win is SMS ANROBBEN with your name and contact details to 34445 before 10pm on Sunday September 11.SMSes cost R1.50 each. Winners will be notified telephonically.last_img read more

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