Casa Mesita Thrift Store Moves Into New Space On Central

first_imgInterior view of Casa Mesita at 1370 Central Ave., Suite B. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ Casa Mesita volunteer Susan Dryja sorts through donations Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comBy KIRSTEN LASKEYLos Alamos Daily Postkirsten@ladailypost.comAfter 15 years serving the Los Alamos community from its location in Mari Mac Plaza, Casa Mesita has moved into a new space a few blocks down the street.Volunteer Susan Dryja said the organization began the move July 1 over to 1370 Central Ave., Suite B just across the street from the Bradbury Science Museum and next to Subway.“People are moving out of the (Mari Mac) complex and we were outgrowing our space and we needed to analyze how we could make ourselves healthier and the best thing was to get a new space,” Dryja said.She added that the move has been for the best.“Everyone is a happy camper,” Dryja said. “Our team is stronger.”While the space is new, Dryja said many of the procedures Casa Mesita used in its previous location are unchanged. However, she said the new space allows the organization to run more efficiently.For instance, Dryja said there is a drop-off and reclamation area behind the store. People can drop off donations as before but volunteers have more room to process the donations. She added that volunteers try to stay on top of the donations “so we can serve the community a little more efficiently”.Dryja encourages those interested in donating items but unsure what is acceptable to call Casa Mesita at 505.662.7235. “We encourage them to call ahead so we don’t discourage anyone when they come to donate,” she said.Not all donations stay in the store. Dryja said the organization, Clothes Helping Kids, makes regular stops to pick up items from Casa Mesita.Additionally, she said all the proceeds from sales go back to the community; Casa Mesita donates to entities such as Los Alamos Public Schools and the Los Alamos Retired Senior Organization.Dryja said all the volunteers appreciate the community’s support in shopping at the thrift store.“Thank you to all the loyal customers who continue to return and help us to meet our goals to our benefactors,” she said.Casa Mesita is open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 1-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call Casa Mesita at 505.662.7235 or visit its Facebook page.  Casa Mesita volunteer Elshan Akhadov checks out merchandise Saturday in the new location near Subway on Central Avenue. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

MWB cuts losses on Liberty sales rise

first_imgSales at Liberty were up 12% on the same time last year between mid-February and mid-April, following the launch of a ‘Renaissance of Liberty’ campaign fronted by Freida Pinto, a star of the film Slumdog Millionaire.Andrew Blurton, the finance director of MWB, said: ‘Both hotel chains have started 2009 very well in a tough climate, having retained occupancy well and are continuing 2008’s healthy trend.’In 2008, the company’s pretax loss fell by 28% to £9.9m on sales 10.2% higher at £278m. The Timeslast_img

Senior Shuttle Fleet Expands; Talks On Mental Health

first_imgThe Southampton Senior Shuttle Fleet is set to add two new buses to the fleet after it received a generous grant from the New York State Department of Transportation. The buses are primarily used for the town’s Senior Services that include socializing events and Meals on Wheels. The services also provide door-to-door pick up transportation and each shuttle is handicap accessible.The program begins at 8:30 AM and concludes at 4 PM, Monday through Friday. Riders are asked to contribute $3 one way or $4 round trip. Reservations are required and must be made a minimum of five days in advance by calling 631-728-1110.In honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, the East End Mental Health Awareness Initiative is presenting two free events on Tuesday, October 9, and Friday, October 12. October 9 will feature a presentation by Certified Peer Specialist Tory Masters at 7 PM in St. Ann’s Parish House in Bridgehampton. Masters is the founder of the weekly East End Mood Disorder Support Group at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and she will speak about her own findings as well as her own personal experiences in dealing with mental health.On October 12, there will be a showing of the PBS documentary Depression: Out of the Shadows at 7 PM in the Parrish Memorial Hall at Southampton Hospital. The documentary will be followed by a small Q&A session with the audience. Both events are free and do not require any registration to attend. For additional mental health related events, visit Sharelast_img read more

50th hydrogen station opens in Germany

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BPS Deploys bioWAVE Demo Unit Off OZ

first_imgOcean energy company, BioPower Systems (BPS), has set up its 250kW bioWAVE pilot demonstration unit off the coast near Port Fairy, Victoria.The $21-million project has been in development by BPS for three years, with $11 million funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and $5 million funding from the Victorian Government.BPS CEO Dr Timothy Finnigan said the usually powerful swell at this site abated enough for the installation to be completed smoothly and successfully.“Installation of the bioWAVE in the Southern Ocean marks the culmination of an intensive development phase, and the beginning of a testing and demonstration phase for bioWAVE. We will now turn our attention to commissioning the plant for operation, and we aim to be delivering electricity into the grid very soon,” BPS CEO, Dr Timothy Finnigan said.The bioWAVE was deployed by a crane-equipped ship, which transported the device to the site and lowered it into the water. The structure was angled slightly, piercing the surface like a diver to avoid any impacts from the waves, before being levelled out and landed on the seabed. Divers monitored the process from below to ensure accurate placement.The device itself is a 26-metre tall oscillating structure designed to sway back-and-forth beneath the ocean swell, capturing energy from the waves and converting it into electricity that is fed into the grid via an undersea cable. The design was inspired by undersea plants and the entire device can lie flat on the seabed out of harm’s way during bad weather.last_img read more

COSCO Zhoushan Hands Over Front Jaguar to Frontline

first_imgChinese COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard, a subsidiary of COSCO Shipyard Group, has delivered a 111,000 dwt oil tanker to John Fredriksen-controlled oil tanker shipping company Frontline Ltd.Featuring a length of 252 meters and a width of 44 meters, the new Marshall Islands-flagged vessel was named Front Jaguar.The LR2 tanker joins the company’s fleet a week after Frontline decided to exit the medium range tanker segment.Namely, the company sold six of its medium range tankers for a price of USD 172.5 million to New York-listed Ardmore Shipping Corporation (Ardmore).Scheduled to be delivered to their new owner during September and October 2016, the vessels have an average age of 2.4 years.Frontline’s crude oil tanker fleet will now be comprised of VLCCs, Suezmax tankers and LR2 tankers.The company has a fleet of 79 vessels, including newbuildings, with an aggregate capacity of some 15.3 million dwt.last_img read more

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Logistics Tech Accelerator demo day held

first_imgLogistics startup companies participating in the programme attended the demo day in order to present their respective technologies and pilot programmes they are developing to a group of venture capitalists, corporate innovators and programme collaborators, amongst others.One of the key objectives of the Logistics Tech Accelerator programme – which was launched by Kaleido and RocketSpace earlier this year – is to bring disruptive technological solutions to customers and the logistics market.During the event in San Francisco, the second stage of the programme was launched.  www.kaleidologistics.comwww.rocketspace.comlast_img

First Brightline trainset delivered

first_imgThe trainsets will each comprise four stainless-steel coaches, top-and-tailed by diesel-electric locomotives. The initial trainset carries a blue livery, and will be followed by the pink, red, orange and green sets which are scheduled to be delivered by the end of March.‘Having our first Brightline trainset completed is a major accomplishment and brings us one step closer to the introduction of our innovative new train service’, said Brightline President Michael Reininger on December 14. ‘Our operations team will begin the required testing as we ready to launch Brightline between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach next summer.’Michael Cahill, President of Siemens Rolling Stock, said construction of the trainset involved ‘the latest in modern manufacturing techniques, a vast supply chain and leveraged the best in Siemens engineering and manufacturing know-how’, with components coming from over 40 suppliers across more than 20 states. Siemens will also be responsible for maintenance of the fleet, which is expected to provide full-time employment for approximately 70 Siemens and 40 Brightline employees.· An in-depth feature on the Brightline project appeared in the August 2016 issue of Railway Gazette International magazine, which subscribers can access in the digital archive. USA: The first of five trainsets which Siemens is building for the privately-financed Brightline inter-city project has arrived in Florida following a 4 900 km journey by rail from the manufacturer’s Sacramento plant.last_img read more