New Study Shows Los Alamos County Residents Most Generous Givers In New Mexico

first_imgCOMMUNITY News:The holiday season is synonymous with spending money – but for more than just buying gifts.According to Nonprofits Source, hundreds of millions of dollars are raised for charity on Giving Tuesday alone, which is just a fraction of the billions of dollars Americans donate each year.In a recent study, financial technology company SmartAsset dug into IRS data to find the places where residents were giving the most. The study measured how much people donate as a percentage of their net income and the proportion of people in a given county who make charitable donations.Los Alamos County ranked among the most charitable in New Mexico.For more information on the study, including the methodology and infographic, check here: https://smartadvisormatch.com/data/most-generous-counties-2019/new-mexico For a look at how the top counties in New Mexico stacked up, check out the table below:last_img read more

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Surveyors call the shots

first_imgAs a chartered building surveyor of 40 years’ standing, my specialisms have been in the preparation of full building surveys (previously known as structural surveys) and what are known as ‘engineers reports’. The latter are usually consequent upon the requirements of a mortgage valuer, but increasingly I finding that it is clients who have had a full building survey undertaken that also require my services in this context. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors definition of a full building survey is reasonably unambiguous and ‘sold’ to the public with the assurance that the surveyor who undertakes the report will cover all structural elements and conclude upon them. In fact, an increasing number of so called full building surveys, for which the client will have paid a substantial fee, seem to include a recommendation for the customer to obtain a whole raft of so called specialist reports to cover areas where the building surveyor ‘doesn’t feel confident’ to cover himself. During the last few years, I have seen clients recommended to obtain structural engineers reports in matters of wall cracks (some of them as simple as shrinkage at plasterboard sheet joints), employ trade specialists to cover anything from roof to wood beetle, and global warming specialists to cover the depth of insulation in the roof void! I have even been asked to provide a ‘specialist report’ on the matter of whether brickwork pointing was satisfactory. On another occasion I had to write a report as to whether there might be ‘rot in windows’, and on another occasion the surveyor recommended a specialist report to cover ‘the reasons behind misting up in double glazing units’. Accepting instructions to undertake a full building survey and then ducking major issues that under the RICS description should otherwise have been covered seems to me to be an infringement of trades description. I suspect one cause is that the public, after years of the house buyer’s report, wants something better. Consequently, there may be a propensity for surveyors who would not normally have touched a full building survey to accept instructions in the knowledge that they can defer large parts of what they should have covered to third-party specialists This is bringing the profession into disrepute and should be stopped. A full building survey is just that – a thorough investigation of the building backed by sufficient knowledge to enable the client to decide whether or not to proceed with a purchase. I accept that there are certain aspects of a structure that will require specialist reports such as drains, electrics or heating performance, but in terms of structure it really should be down to the surveyor. RD Wolstenholme, Wolstenholme Chartered Building Surveyors, Halifaxlast_img read more

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Interview: Nicholas Vince teases one man show I Am Monsters and shares his experiences of the horror genre

first_imgNicholas Vince is a horror legend best-known for playing The Chatterer in Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser 2, and Kinski in Nightbreed.As part of this year’s London Horror Festival, Nicholas is performing one man show I Am Monsters where he promises to share stories from his life and career. The one-hour show promises to be a highlight and there will be three performances (8th, 9th and 10th October) at The Pleasance Theatre.I caught up with Nicholas to find out more about the show, talk about his experiences in the horror genre, and to discuss what other projects he’s working on…You’ve got your one man show coming up I Am Monsters. What’s it all about and what can we expect?It’s about my love of monsters but also at times in my life I’ve not only played monsters, I’ve been made to feel like I’m a monster but also I’ve behaved monstrously because I’m a human being. It’s biographical. You can expect some laughs because I had a lot of fun playing monsters in Hellraiser, Hellbound and Nightbreed and so on. Some of the stories I’ve told before about being part of those amazing films but I’m also putting it in the context of the time and my upbringing and my story.Why did you decide to do this show. Was it so you could expand on the stories you’ve been able to tell so far?Yeah. I think that a lot of it is to do with the fact that this is a chance for me to talk about things I’ve not normally been able to talk. But also because I’ve been involved with the London Horror Festival for the last few years. I’ve been a patron since 2016 and I’ve been inspired by the one person shows that I’ve seen over the years. I find theatre really exciting and it’s just a chance to sit and chat and tell stories. It’s always fun.The horror genre in particular, it’s such welcoming community and a tight knit group. You’re considered to be a genre icon. What’s your experience of the horror genre and community been like over the years?It’s been amazing. People in horror are just amazing. The community that you referred to, I just find extraordinary… amazing family. Once a year I get to see my FrightFest family, mainly in August but sometimes in Glasgow or at the Halloween event. Then I get to see my London Horror Festival family and all the communities at conventions. My experience? I’m just terribly grateful for the real interest in the work that I’ve been involved with – with Clive (Barker) in particular, obviously – but more recent stuff like Book of Monsters and Borley Rectory. I have great fun is the short answer to that question.Hellraiser and your role in the film as the Chatterer is the one that always comes up when your name is mentioned. Could you have ever envisaged, when you took on that role, that you would still be talking about it all these years later?No I don’t think any of us (did). I was lucky enough to be one of Clive’s friends before Hellraiser came along. When I first met Clive the Books of Blood were just about to be published and Stephen King was quoted as saying, ‘I’ve seen the future of horror and his name is Clive Barker’. We knew that Clive was a big buzz in the entertainment world. To actually think that 30 years later that people would still be willing to come along and hear stories about working with him, and hear my story in particular – I did not envisage that in the slightest.Us horror fans tend to be a little obsessional about things we love and we enjoy talking about them for years and years. Do you ever get frustrated with talking about Hellraiser or do you feel grateful?I’m incredibly grateful. People do say, ‘surely you get bored of answering questions about putting all the make up on?’ but I don’t, ever because I’ve heard that question before the person who is asking it… it’s a way of starting a conversation. We move on to other things like the experience or the effect that the movie has had on their lives. I’ve heard some wonderful stories as a result and hearing people talking about their interest in the movies. I’ve had kids telling me how they frightened their mother by chattering. There was woman who convinced her friend that the Chatterer was based on a real-life character that lived in the local woods. I just had this lovely idea that this story was a kind of an urban myth with the Chatterer living in the middle of the woods somewhere in Middle America. I’m terribly grateful that I was part of these iconic films and I’m never bored of talking about them.Credit: Nicholas VinceI saw Hellraiser as a kid and it terrified me. I grew up with a horror fan as a mother so I got to watch all kinds of stuff I probably shouldn’t have seen when I was younger…I think to be honest (watching it) with your folks… that’s kind of healthy. That’s kind of what I did, I watched horror movies with my mom in particular in the late 70s and there was no DVD or VHS, just what came on late at night. I would have been in my early teens. It wasn’t just horror films, it was the BBC’s A Ghost Story for Christmas that came each year. We watched these things as a family and I think if you’re doing this in a safe environment that can be very healthy because kids need to learn how to deal with fear. I think it’s a great way of learning how to do that.I completely agree. I had the Nightbreed game on Commodore 64 and I remember being scared of one particular level where you control Aaron running away from Peloquin. I was so terrified I never moved past that level…Oh wow! (laughs) Commodore 64… it was all pixilated… I’ve never played it because I’m not into computer games but I’ve seen images of it.I actually only watched Nightbreed for the first time last year on Amazon Prime. I’d been so terrified of watching it because of the childhood associations and actually, it was fine. I got through it!In October they’re releasing the original theatrical cut and the director’s cut. That movie, when it wasn’t scaring small children, people really appreciated it. People have come up to me over the years and they have a very different reaction to Nightbreed than they did to Hellraiser. A lot of people found solace in Nightbreed in terms of their own feeling of otherness and being a monster themselves.I can understand that. Nightbreed in a way, is the epitome of what a horror film is. It brings people together through a common feeling of being different or feeling outside. That’s something I’ve always found so fascinating with horror and particularly I think why I’ve been drawn to it as well. Would you say that’s why you originally were pulled to the genre?Yes. I was always interested in the monsters. When I was a kid I learned about heroes, myths and legends. I could remember the monsters’ names and the heroes’ names but never who they were associated with. I think horror fans are some of the most non-judgemental people you’ll ever meet. They’re really embracing and loving because we all know we’re weirdos (laughs). We don’t judge anybody else. I think for many of us there’s a sense of otherness and an enjoyment of otherness, which I think is good for society. The horror community are non-judgemental and incredibly supportive of independent film.Besides the show, what else are you working on at the moment?Honestly, my one man show has taken over my entire life (laughs) until the curtain goes down on the final night. We’re hoping to take this show elsewhere and have a longer life for the show. I’ve mentioned that Arrow are bringing out Nightbreed. I’ve recorded some extras for that. Borley Rectory is about to come out from Nucleus Films. That’s a really interesting project with Reece Shearsmith and Julian Sands, directed by Ashley Thorpe. There’s some other stuff that had to go on the back burner whilst I was writing the one man show. Once that’s all out the way, I’ll go back to writing the long promised third volume of short stories and a feature film project I started work on at the beginning of the year. I’m really excited about it.Borley Rectory looks really interesting. They showed the trailer at FrightFest last month…I think it’s a fascinating story. What I love about it is you spend a lot of time looking at the screen trying to work out exactly what it is you’re looking at in terms of if there’s a ghostly figure there. Is there something else going on? Ashley Thorpe put so much love into it and it’s Rotoscope. We filmed on green screen and then Ashley went in afterwards and recreated the internal corridors and parts of Borley Rectory as accurately as possible. You really do feel as if you are inside the most haunted house in Britain. It’s about the people and how it got the reputation of being the most haunted house in Britain.As a bonus, we caught up with Nicholas at the launch of Vincent Kamp’s Queen of Diamonds last week in London to find out what he thought of the project and to discuss I Am Monsters:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>I Am Monsters is part of the London Horror Festival. Performances take place on 8th, 9th and 10th October at 7pm at Pleasance Theatre, London. Tickets can be purchased from https://www.pleasance.co.uk/event/london-horror-festival-i-am-monsters#overview.last_img read more

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Team formed to probe Julius Nyerere International Airport fire incident

first_imgTanzanian transport minister on Friday formed a team to investigate the cause of a fire that occurred at the Julius Nyerere International Airport.The fire is said to have erupted on Thursday night at terminal 2, leaving workers and travellers worried.Briefing the journalists during the visit at the scenario, Makame Mbarawa, Minister of Works, Transport and Communication, said that the team of 12 specialists under the chairman Joseph Nyahende from the Tanzania Airport Authority (TAA) will probe the cause of the fire.He said the team shall table their findings in a month.“I believe the team will come up with tangible reasons on why the fire was erupted, helping to find effective solutions in all airports we have,” he told the journalists.Nyahende said that although the fire and rescue force arrived soon at the incident and managed to stop the fire, the priority should be finding a way to ensure the incident does not happen again.last_img read more

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Kings Garment makes donation to homeless

first_img Share Share Share LocalNews Kings Garment makes donation to homeless by: – May 17, 2013 Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! 115 Views   2 comments General Manager of Kings Garment Limited, Petit Louis Acceus along with Secretary of the Board of Directors of Community Hostels Inc Tina Alexander during the contract signingThe residents at the Grotto Home for the Homeless will soon be decked out in brand new clothing items. On Friday, 17th May, Haitian national, general manager of Kings Garment Limited, Petit Louis Acceus announced that he would be providing $1,000 worth of clothing to the residents of the home.“I would like to dress them and see them in a nice skirt, blouse or pants because they are still young,” he stated at the Friday’s small ceremony.In addition, Mr. Acceus will also be providing free security service on weekends at the new site of the Grotto Home in Bellevue Rawle, Stockfarm.“I have been providing security service to Grotto for the past years and they pay me every month, right now they have a situation, and I cannot get pay every month. So I tell them if you cannot pay me every month then King’s Garment will pay Grotto every month in security services,” the general manager announced.Some of the residents at the Grotto Home for the HomelessThe value of that service is worth $5,000 and the contract has been signed for 6 months in the first instance.The businessman said he did not only come to Dominica to make money but also to assist the people of Dominica.“The piece that I get, I would like to share it with the people of Dominica. You never know, one day I might be here and maybe I will get somebody to help me in that manner. I believe the more you give the more you receive,” he saidMr. Acceus also appealed to all Dominicans to help the Grotto as well as help develop the island.Some of the members of staff at Grotto“I would like to encourage businessmen and Dominicans to come together to work with Grotto and people because if we come together we can do great things. Kings Garment is a company which likes to work with the people and you suppose to work with us as well because if you don’t, we cannot make it”.Meanwhile, the Fort Young Hotel also pledged its continued support to the residents of Grotto.The Hotel makes monthly cash contribution of $500 as well provides meals for at least 10 residents every week day.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Fatal accident at Castle Bruce

first_img Share LocalNews Fatal accident at Castle Bruce by: – April 26, 2018 Tweet Share 502 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! A major vehicle accident in Bellfie, Castle Bruce has claimed the lives of two adult males.A report issued to the media by Police Public Relations Officer, Simon Edwards on Friday 27 April 2018 confirmed that the accident claimed the lives of Victory Lloyd, 74, and James Austrie, 84.The accident occurred in Castle Bruce about 5:15PM on Thursday 26 April 2018.“Information received indicated that Mr Lloyd was the driver of vehicle registration number PQ498 accompanied by his wife Juliette Lloyd and a friend Mr James Austrie,” Edwards reported. “Mr Lloyd apparently collapsed while driving and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle subsequently went off the road and plunged one hundred and fifty feet into a ravine,” he reported. The three individuals were transported to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital where Victory Lloyd was officially pronounced dead by a medical doctor. James Austrie succumbed to his injuries while admitted and was pronounced dead by a medical doctor. Mrs Lloyd is a patient at the Princess Margaret Hospital. Meanwhile, the lifeless body of Josephine George, 87, also known as Agnan of was fished out of the sea in Castle Bruce about 5:30PM on Thursday 26 April 2018 and officially pronounced dead by the district medical doctor in Castle Bruce. Police investigations into both matters are ongoing, Edwards confirmed.last_img read more

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Huawei Awards RFMD as Supplier of the Year Award for 2013

first_imgHuawei has presented RFMD with Huawei’s Supplier of the Year Award for 2013. This is the second time in three years that RFMD has earned the prestigious “Golden Core Partner” award from Huawei. RFMD’s CEO Bob Bruggeworth personally accepted the award at Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China. RFMD is a key component supplier to Huawei, providing the leading handset maker discrete antenna switches, antenna switch modules, power amplifiers, power management ICs, and Wi-Fi low noise amplifiers. In addition to supporting Huawei on handsets/smartphones, RFMD provides Huawei a variety of components for wireless infrastructure and point-to-point cellular backhaul.last_img

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TNT, San Miguel begin PBA Comm’s Cup crown chase

first_img Uttered Beermen mentor Leo Austria: “I think it will be tough to face them kasi alam nating they’re really playing in the highest level of basketball. They transformed their team into another high-caliber championship team.” This marks the first time Beermen and Katropa face each other in a championship series since the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup where the Beermen defeated Katropa in six games./PN The Beermen, however, will have the edge in terms of height with June Mar Fajardo, Christian Standhardinger, Kelly Nabong, Arwind Santos, and Matthew Ganuelas-Rosser at the forefront. “San Miguel present problems. They obviously have a lot of guys who can score,” said KaTropa consultant Mark Dickel. “We got a great opportunity (to be in the PBA finals), I just don’t want to let this one go.” Both teams can go toe-to-toe the entire series, having former NBA players in Terrence Jones (KaTropa) and Chris McCullough (Beermen) as reinforcements. MANILA – TNTKaTropa and San Miguel Beermen will begin what is being dubbed as the mostexplosive finals series in Game 1 of the 2019 Honda PBA Commissioner’s Cupbest-of-seven finals tonight at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.The series opener is slated at 6:30 p.m. center_img Terrence Jones and the TNT KaTropa will face Chris Ross and the San Miguel Beermen in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals. PBA PHOTO The two teams also have talented backcourt with TNT relying on Jayson Castro, Ryan Reyes, Brian Heruela, Roger Pogoy, and Celedonio Trollano, while SMB will bank on Chris Ross, Alex Cabagnot, Terrence Romeo, and Von Pessumal. The KaTropa is aiming for its first PBA title since 2015 while the Beermen eyeing its second PBA trophy this year to move closer to the targeted Grand Slam. The KaTropa’s frontline, meanwhile, could not be discounted due to the outside accuracy of Jeth Troy Rosario, Anthony Washington, David Semerad, Anthony Semerad, and Yousef Taha.last_img read more

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Hidilyn Diaz lifts 3 gold medals in Roma World Cup

first_imgThe victory virtually sealed Diaz’s returnstint to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics slated to run from July 24 to Aug.9, but noconfirmation from the Philippine Weightlifting Association was received so far. MANILA – Filipina weightlifter HidilynDiaz moved closer to her Olympic return after lifting three gold medals in the2020 Roma Weightlifting World Cup last night at the Pala Pellicone in Rome,Italy. A silver medalist during the 2016 Rio deJaneiro Olympics, she ruled the snatch (93kg) and clean and jerk (119kg) to sweepthe women’s 55kg event with a total lift of 212 kilograms. Diaz, who recently captured herfirst-ever gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games on top of her 2018 AsianGames gold, is currently ranked No.4 in the women’s 55kg category, topped byChinese weightlifters Liao Qiuyun, Zhang Wanqiong and Li Yajun. On early Tuesday morning, Cebuanoweightlifter John Fabuar Ceniza also boosted his chance of earning a spot inTokyo following a bronze medal performance in the men’s 61 kilogram category. Ukraine’s Kamila Konotop was behindDiaz’s steps with 196kg in total, while Tunisia’s Nouha Landoulsi bagged theoverall bronze medal with a total lift of 194kg. Ceniza had a total lift of 269kg brokendown into 117 in the snatch and 152 in the clean jerk. The gold was bagged homeby Vietnam’s Kim Tuan Thach, who lifted a total of 288kg, while the silvermedal was clinched by Georgia’s Shota Mishvelidge who lifted a total lift 286kg./PNlast_img read more

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RSS News Feeds

first_imgRSS News Feeds What is a news feed39Simply put, a news feed (also known as a RSS feed) is a way for internet users to see what’s new on a website without actually visiting the site. Users can collect news feeds on topics of interest in their news readers (also known as news aggregators) and determine what stories they want to read based on the title of the news article.Before RSS, website publishers might have alerted site visitors to new content through e-mail (if site visitors had provided their addresses), but were still dependent on those visitors to re-visit the site to view the new content. With RSS, internet users can jump directly to articles of interest by clicking links in the news reader. In addition, webmasters can syndicate their site content to keep content fresh, dynamically.How do I subscribe to the feed391. Using newer web browsers:Internet Explorer 7 users will see this image  in the Command Bar. Clicking it will open the news feed in the browser window. Add this page as a bookmark. Mozilla Firefox and Opera users will see this image  in the address bar. Clicking it will prompt the user to add the feed as a bookmark. Press OK (Firefox) or Yes (Opera) to do so. Safari users will see this image  in the Command Bar. Clicking it will open the news feed in the browser window. Add this page as a bookmark.2. Using web-based news readers (personalized home pages) or software-based news readers:Copy the address below:http://goargos.com/rss.aspand paste it into the form field where you have been prompted to add the URL of the news feed.To learn more about RSS and news feeds, read about it at Wikipedia.Print Friendly Version Sharelast_img read more

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