NMSP is bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising. State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver’s license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties throughout November. NMSP News: Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision not to drink and drive. These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving.
Spaceport America News:SIERRA COUNTY – Spaceport America is hosting a free virtual space camp for children and parents to enrich at-home learning this summer.The STEM with Spaceport America series blends arts and crafts with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experiments.The camp will feature Spaceport America’s new STEM mascots “Spirit and Sky”. The series has been made available to the New Mexico Public Education Department for virtual learning resources for the fall.“With the current COVID-19 Safer at Home restrictions, many families won’t be taking their usual summer vacations,” said Spaceport America Public Relations Coordinator Alice Carruth. “With that in mind, we’ve created a series of fun science and space-based activities for families to engage with. All activities utilize materials found at home and are aimed at elementary and middle school students.”Spaceport America will release a new activity every day at 10 a.m. beginning Monday, July 20 and continuing daily through Friday July 24. The videos will be streamed live on the Spaceport America Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/spaceportNM/.Each camp video will include an educational segment featuring staff from the New Mexico Spaceport Authority. Dr. Bill Gutman, Spaceport America’s Director of Aerospace Operations, will be holding a Facebook live chat that airs Friday July 24 after the final activity. Participants will be able to ask questions to the Spaceport America team throughout the week and will be encouraged to upload the results of their at-home projects.The finished segments will be shared at 10 a.m. each day to the education page on the Spaceport America Website for students and families that cannot participate.Additionally, Dr. Gutman will participate at 6 p.m. July 21 in Explora’s Virtual Summer Science Night. That event can be streamed from Spaceport America’s and Explora’s Facebook account.About Spaceport AmericaSpaceport America (https://www.spaceportamerica.com) is the first purpose-built commercial spaceport in the world. The FAA-licensed launch complex, situated on 18,000 acres adjacent to the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico, has a rocket friendly environment of 6,000 square miles of restricted airspace, low population density, a 12,000-foot by 200-foot runway, vertical launch complexes, and about 340 days of sunshine and low humidity.Some of the most respected companies in the commercial space industry are tenants at Spaceport America: Virgin Galactic, HAPS Mobile/ AeroVironment, UP Aerospace, and SpinLaunch. With customers. Boeing, EXOS Aerospace and Sugarhouse Aerospace regularly using the complex for testing and launches.
NMPED COVID-19 Update: 13 Staff Members And 1 Student Test Positive In New Mexico Public Schools In Last 24 Hours
NMPED News:SANTA FE — The Public Education Department announced Friday afternoon 14 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. Rapid response has been initiated, and all pertinent information has been verified with the schools and school districts. The following new cases have been reported:One case in Bernalillo County. The infected individual is a staff member who was last on campus Sept. 18. The school is in the remote learning mode. All staff members and the parents and guardians of all students in the affected school have been notified of the positive case.Four cases in three schools in Chaves County. Two infected individuals are staff member at separate schools and were last on school property Sept. 18 and Sept. 15. One individual is a staff member unaffiliated with a particular school but involved in a district-wide program. This person was last on school property Sept. 21. The fourth Chaves County case is a student who was last on school property Sept. 15. All staff members and the parents and guardians of all students in the affected schools have been notified of the positive cases. One case in Curry County. The infected individual is a staff member not assigned to a specific school but involved in a district-wide program. This person was last on school property Sept. 24. All close contacts within the district and parents and guardians of all students who had contact with this person have been notified of the positive case.Three cases in Doña Ana County in three schools that are in the remote learning mode. The infected individuals are staff members who were last on school property Sept. 18 (two of them) and Sept. 21. All staff members and the parents and guardians of all students in the affected schools have been notified of the positive cases.Four cases in four schools in Eddy County. The infected individuals are all staff members and were last on school property Sept. 15, Sept. 17, Sept. 18 and Sept. 22. All staff members and the parents and guardians of all students in the affected school have been notified of the positive case.One case in Los Alamos County at a school in remote learning mode. The infected individual is a staff member who was last on school property Sept. 18. All staff members and the parents and guardians of all students in the affected school have been notified of the positive case.All “close contacts” will be informed of the positive case and instructed to quarantine for 14 days. Affected classrooms and facilities will be cleaned and disinfected. Staff must be tested if symptomatic or a “close contact”; however, staff members will not be required to present a negative test result in order to return to work. Symptomatic staff may return to work after 10 days plus 24 hours after the fever is gone and COVID-19 symptoms have improved. Asymptomatic staff who have been “close contacts” may return to work after a 14-day quarantine.The PED has collected this data since Aug. 17; since then, 160 total cases have been reported in 83 schools. (That number has been adjusted from previous reports after removing a case that turned out to be in a private school.) Of those, 116 have been staff members and 44 have been students. For additional information about COVID-19 safety in schools, visit: https://bit.ly/SafeSchoolsNM.
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MINNEAPOLIS – Donaldson Co. Inc. has announced patent recipients and winners of the company’s 13th Annual Inventor Awards, which are given to employees whose work on various technology innovations have contributed to Donaldson’s continued success as a leader and filtration innovator.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementEmployees are eligible to win one of five annually designated awards. The Richard M. Negri Manufacturing Excellence Award is presented to a Donaldson employee who has created and implemented significant process technology and/or product improvements to the company’s manufacturing operations. This year’s winner is Tark Ji YP, operations manager, based in Wuxi, China.The Technology Achievement Award is given to employees who have developed a material, product, process or method that has made an extraordinary contribution to Donaldson’s long-term success. This year’s recipients are recognized for their work with Synteq XP filter media and include: Greg LaVallee, corporate technology, senior principal engineer based in Bloomington, Minn.; Rakesh Yadav, corporate technology, principal scientist based in Bloomington, Minn.; Vijay Kapoor, corporate technology, engineer based in Bloomington, Minn.; Derek Jones, corporate technology, senior engineer based in Bloomington, Minn.; Joan Gao, corporate technology, principal scientist based in Bloomington, Minn.; Bob Rogers, retiree based in Bloomington, Minn.; Dan Little, engine air, senior engineer based in Bloomington, Minn.; James Barsness, corporate technology, senior engineer based in Bloomington, Minn.; Greg Tronnes, corporate technology, engineer based in Bloomington, Minn.; and Emily Nykiel, advanced manufacturing technology, senior engineer based in Bloomington, Minn.The Emerging Innovator Award recognizes innovative technical leadership from those with fewer than 10 years of experience at Donaldson. This year’s winner is Mark Boyce, aerospace filtration systems, principal engineer, based in St. Louis, Mo.AdvertisementThe Technology Champion Award recognizes an individual who advances a technology or process against popular opinion, which is later recognized as the right thing to do. Dan Adamek, engine air filtration, director of engine air filter development, based in Bloomington, Minn., is this year’s recipient.The Frank A. Donaldson Award, named after the company’s founder, recognizes a long-term engineering achievement. This year’s awardees are Andrew Dallas, corporate technology, fellow, and Thom Weik, corporate technology, senior engineer, both based in Bloomington, Minn.Donaldson also recognizes 61 company employees who received patents in calendar year 2014: Dan Adamek, Marty Barris, Mark Belcher, Wayne Bishop, Bruce Boehrs, Mark Brandenhoff, Steve Campbell, Michael Carlson, Bruce Crenshaw, Andrew Dallas, Rick DeJong, Julien Dils, James Doyle, Joseph Einberger, Randall Engelland, Christopher Fischer, Steve Gieseke, Mike Hebert, John Herman, Derek Hiemstra, Al Hovda, Doug Iddings, Philip Johnson, Veli Kalayci, Matt Kalis, Vladimir Kladnitsky, Josh Kundert, Greg LaVallee, Mary Lorenzen, Brian Mandt, Anitha Mathew, Stanley Miller, Tom Miller, Jarren Mills, Troy Murphy, Ben Nelson, David Nelson, Larry Nepsund, Gary Nygaard, Cary Olson, Thomas Olson, Richard Osendorf, Kirit Patel, Scott Peters, Timothy Ricke, Eli Ross, Kevin Schrage, James Scott, Tim Sporre, Rodney Switzer, Todd Taubert, Dan Tuma, Karthik Viswanathan, Tom Vranken, Paul Way, Darrel Wegner, Thom Weik, Paul Wendt, Robert Wood, Nathan Zambon and Dustin Zastera.Advertisement “As customers’ equipment and technology advances, Donaldson’s engineering, technology and operations staffs are continually developing innovative solutions that anticipate and exceed evolving requirements,” said Sheila Peyraud, Donaldson vice president and chief technology officer. “With over 1,600 active patents and the design of industry-leading materials and products, our employees have been vital to Donaldson’s 100-year history of success. These awards allow Donaldson the opportunity to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to our global filtration technology leadership. I congratulate each of them on their outstanding achievements.”
Gallagher v Vintners Armstrong Limited and Scshsegl Realisations Limited; Cameron v Vintners Defence Systems Limited  EWHC 2267; Smith v Bolton Copper Limited Unreported July 10, 2007 QBD; Beesley v New Century Group Limited  (EWHC) 3033 (QB); Fleet (widow and executrix of the estate of Michael Fleet dec’d) v Roy Fleet  EWCA 3166 QB: McKay J Quality of lifeMcKay J referred to the ‘tendency’ to assess general damages, principally, by reference to the duration of the fatal symptoms, but held that the ‘critical factor’ in the assessment ought to be ‘the quality of life over this time’. He awarded general damages at £77,500. His lordship’s view echoes that of Master Whittaker, who stated in another case: ‘One also has to bear in mind that, typically, the worse symptoms of pain, suffering and loss of amenity occur in the last weeks and days of the disease’s progress and that the death, particularly where the pain is not well controlled, is a horrible one.’ The assessment of general damages for a condition which the claimant knows will imminently end his life is fraught with problems. There is a clear danger of demonstrating a remarkable degree of insensitivity to the plight of the sufferer. Calibrating the scale of damages by reference simply to the duration of pain, some of which, in the early stages, may be relatively mild, is wholly unsatisfactory. The mesothelioma sufferer will invariably have a ‘horrible’ end to their life. The mental anguish cannot be calculated or understood. While accepting that no amount of money can possibly compensate for the knowledge of one’s imminent death, it would be far better to award a single figure for PSLA of, say, £100,000 to all sufferers irrespective of their life expectancy and/or the medical investigations that they have to undergo. Putting a dying person, or their bereaved spouse, into court to listen to lawyers debate the extent of the sufferer’s pain is improper and reflects badly on the law and our society. 1 One cannot possibly assess the effect of receiving a diagnosis of cancer. However, with many forms of the illness there is a degree of hope of ‘beating’ the condition. Mesothelioma, unfortunately, is not one of those. The condition is a rare form of cancer that develops from the protective lining that covers many of the body’s internal organs, the mesothelium. It is often caused by exposure to asbestos. Life expectancy is, in the main, between six and 18 months. The sufferer knows that the condition will prove fatal and that life sentence is severely limited. The JSB Guidelines, 9th Edition establishes a range for damages for mesothelioma from £52,500 to £81,500. To help practitioners in placing a specific case within that bracket, the following description is provided: ‘The duration of pain and suffering accounts for variations within the bracket. For periods of up to 18 months, awards in the bottom half of the bracket may be appropriate; for longer periods of four years or more, an award at the top end.’ In the past three years the issue of general damages in these cases has troubled the courts on several occasions. The guidelines have been taken to heart by some defendants in trying to box damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA) by the rather arbitrary and simplistic factor of the duration of pain before death. There have been awards of £25,000 for six weeks of pain and suffering, £35,000 for a period of five to six months, £55,000 for two to three months of symptoms and £72,000 for 17 months of symptoms 1. In recent months there have been two further cases. In Streets v Esso Petroleum Company Ltd  QBD unreported, the claimant, who was 60, suffered pain for four months before death. He underwent pleurodesis, biopsies and lung drainage. Wilkinson J awarded £65,000 for pain, suffering and loss of amenity. In Fleet1, the deceased suffered with symptoms for 22 months. He also underwent pleurodesis, drainage of fluid, radiotherapy, medication for anxiety and morphine for the pain. He had the added problem of the tumour affecting the brachial plexus, creating pain in his arm which occasionally made him cry. Simon Allen is managing partner and head of personal injury at the Sheffield office of Russell Jones & Walker
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The MTC15 is a fully-containerised heavy lifting device and can transform any general port into a heavy lift terminal, minimising the need for self-geared cargo vessels and floating cranes, claims Mammoet.The MTC15 has a maximum capacity of 600 tonnes at a 25 m radius, can be shipped in 25 20 ft containers, has a ground-bearing pressure of 10 tonnes per sq m, uses winches for lifting and operation of the boom-up system, and needs one 80 tonne capacity crane to help with assembly.The new terminal crane is ideal for load-in/load-outs and the transfer of heavy components for oil and gas, mining and power plant projects, says Mammoet.Patrick van der Meide, senior commercial manager at Mammoet, adds that after the successful testing of the MTC15 in Westdorpe, the Netherlands, the company is developing a skid track making it possible to move the crane parallel to the quay. www.mammoet.com
More than a million people die each year as a result of road traffic accidents, according to the World Health Organization.The risk of dying in a crash still largely depends, on where people live.CGTN’s Clementine Logan offers an insight into the statistics of road accidents around the world, and how they compare.