Los Alamos Main StreetLos Alamos CountyNMFMA New Nursery coming this week! Vendor of the week LAFM News: Thanks to all our market sponsors: Baskets- aprons and market bags. Also this week starts the KIDS CORNER, ages 9 to 12. If you have any old pairs of glasses please bring to the information booth this is for an art project! Instructor, Frances Deters. Courtesy photo Montoya’s family farm. Courtesy photo This week at market: Shure bakery. Courtesy photo What’s at the Farmers Market this week: Steve and Kim Martin of Growing Opportunities. They are owned and operated by both Kim and Steve, a family operation in the Alcalde area. Tomatoes, Romaine Lettuce, Cucumbers. County CouncilorsCounty ClerkLos Alamos Cares Tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, onions, fresh garlic, daikon radishes, arugula, salad mixes, spinach, heads of romaine lettuce, bok choi, chard, kale, salsa, apple cider, composted worm castings, compost apples, asparagus, dried beans, chile, chicos, shell peas, fresh herbs, jams, jellies, vinegars, chicken, turkey, tortillas, pork, eggs, lamb, beef, yak, vegan body products, Lavender body products, goat milk soaps, sharpening service, kettle corn, Mr. Tortas, burritos and tacos, cilantro, honey and honey sticks, sage decorations, bone broths (new vendor), plants, vegetable starts, cut flowers cookies, cake, scones, dried apple chips, snowcones, tarts, quiche, pies, cinnamon rolls, danish 3pk, cookies, quinoa salads, pot pies.
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Share On Sunday, April 7, local farmers, student gardeners, restaurateurs, and caterers gathered at Dodds & Eder Landscape Design Showroom in Sag Harbor for the ninth annual “A Moveable Feast” fundraiser. The event was held to benefit The Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation and Slow Food East End.
Southampton Town will be holding a public hearing on adjusting the Madoo Conservancy’s historic preservation and conservation easement to allow the nonprofit to demolish a non-historic shed on the property.Town Community Preservation Fund Manager Lisa Kombrink said the 2015 purchase, in error, included two non-historic sheds that were moved onto the property between 1960 and 1975 and connected with a flat roof. Madoo Conservancy Executive Director Alejandro Saralegui is looking to replace the structure with something similar.“It’s in a puff-and-I’ll-blow-your-house-down state,” he said. “If we don’t do anything, it’s just going to crumble and disappear. This is our fiduciary responsibility. And like the language in the easement, we want to replace it with a ‘liken kind.’”The project comes at a time when Saralegui said the nonprofit is trying to make Madoo more accessible to people with disabilities. Currently, the shed is used for storage and houses a non-functioning public bathroom. He said the new shed, which would cover the same footprint of the current one that is two steps off the ground, would have an Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant bathroom in the easternmost part of the structure. The center — the piece with the three mirrors that look like windows Saralegui is looking to preserve — would be a study center, and the westernmost peaked-roof structure would become a reception area with information and possibly house some items for sale.The renovation would follow a $1.2-million restoration of Madoo’s main building, the summer house.“We’re rebuilding Madoo to preserve it for future generations,” Saralegui said. “The goal is to have it last.”Southampton Town purchased the easement, which prohibits the tearing down of any structures, for $600,000. Supervisor Jay Schneiderman asked the appraisal be reviewed and the town reimbursed for any potential cost of the shed before the structure is deleted from the easement. The public hearing has not yet been scheduled, Kombrink said.“My concern is if we made an error initially and the appraised value included that structure, then we paid for something that wasn’t historic,” Schneiderman said. “We should be refunded for that portion of it.”email@example.com Share
City firm SJ Berwin and US firm Proskauer Rose have decided against a merger, the firms announced today in a statement. ‘At this stage in our discussions, we recognised that the timetable necessary to reach the agreements that would ensure the successful integration of our firms is not workable at this time,’ the statement said. ‘Accordingly, and with considerable regret, we have mutually determined to halt our talks.’ The firms had been discussing a tie-up for around nine months. Had they gone ahead, it would have marked the fourth major transatlantic merger of the last 12 months, and created a firm with more than £600m in combined revenues. The statement continued: ‘Our discussions began on the basis of a longstanding and profound mutual respect founded on outstanding lawyering ability, a commitment to client service and synergistic practice capabilities. Our discussions end with the same profound respect, and with the greatest admiration for all the partners we have met during the course of this process.’ SJ Berwin also today announced half-year revenues of £87m in the six months to 31 October, up by 9% on the same period last year. Profits rose by 34% in the same period. Managing partner Rob Day said: ‘This is a strong performance which marks a significant step in our financial recovery. We expect to maintain growth in revenue and profit in the second half of this financial year. Recent matters on which we have advised demonstrate rising activity and market share in our core areas such as corporate, finance and real estate. ‘Work pipelines in M&A, private equity and investment funds are at their strongest for over 12 months. Counter-cyclical practice groups such as litigation, restructuring and intellectual property are very busy and growing to cope with demand.’ Earlier this week, national firm Hammonds and US firm Squire Sanders & Dempsey announced that partners had voted through a merger, creating a 1,275-lawyer transatlantic practice with $625m (£387m) in combined revenues. In May, City firm Lovells and US firm Hogan & Hartson merged to created Hogan Lovells. City firm Denton Wilde Sapte and US firm Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal merged in September to create SNR Denton
While there can be little doubt that many people in the UK are suffering from anxiety and stress concerning the events of the last few weeks, I suspect that for those involved in building projects, particularly domestic projects on their own home, the overwhelming concerns of an overrunning building project or one where what has been built is not as anticipated will have drowned out all other concerns.Anyone involved in any capacity in a construction project not going according to plan will be aware, putting aside the not insignificant issues of direct financial concerns, that emotional stresses and strains often have more effect on disputes than the actual numbers themselves.However, when it comes to considering recompense for such distress, the law has little alternative but to try to value this in financial terms. So what does the law say, and is it enough?While it may be the case that the misfortune is so significant that evidence can be provided of ill health, the view of the courts is that any award for damages will be modestThe starting point, as a general rule, is that damages cannot be recovered by a party for non-pecuniary losses, distress and inconvenience, save where the object of the contract was to provide peace of mind and freedom from distress.As Lord Hutton has said in the case of Farley vs Skinner : “It is clearly established as a general rule that where there has been a breach of contract damages cannot be awarded for the vexation or anxiety or aggravation or similar states of mind resulting from the breach.”However, in the case of Watts vs Morrow , Lord Justice Bingham stated an exceptional category to this rule, described as “where the very object of the contract is to provide pleasure, relaxation, peace of mind or freedom from molestation, damages will be awarded if the fruit of the contract is not provided or if a contrary result is procured instead. If the law did not cater for this exceptional category of case it would be defective”. By way of example, one can understand how that exception applies to a terrible holiday.Regarding the world of construction, such claims may be sustainable where there is loss of amenity or loss of expectation, for example, an incorrect depth of swimming pool, or where distress and inconvenience is caused by the physical consequences of the breach of contract, by way of example, where private individuals are left to live in a house that is in effect a building site over a period of time. While it may be the case in such circumstances that the misfortune is so significant that evidence can be provided of ill health by way of medical reports, the view of the courts is that any such award for damages for stress and inconvenience will be modest.A summary of the current position is usefully found in the case of Axa Insurance UK PLC vs Cunningham Lindsey  where Mr Justice Akenhead summarised the position as follows:Pure compensation for stress and inconvenience is unlikely to exceed £3,000 per year at its highest“a. General damages will be allowed to each of the claimants for inconvenience, distress and discomfort caused by breaches of contract;b. The amount allowable for this will be modest;c. In the absence of particular physical symptoms or illnesses caused by the breaches it is unlikely that general damages, as at 2001, would exceed the rate £2,000 per person per year. In many cases it may be less;d. Allowing for inflation up to the end of 2007 the maximum for this type of general damages would not generally exceed £2,500 per person per year.”This approach was more recently applied in the case of West & Anor vs Ian Finlay & Associates (a firm)  where an adjusted maximum in 2014 was seen to be around £3,000 per year.So it appears that, subject to actual proof of physical illness, however emotionally drained, upset and inconvenienced a party is through the process of carrying out a building project, and obviously subject to all of the usual financial claims available in law, pure compensation for stress and inconvenience is unlikely to exceed £3,000 per year at its highest.While there can be no doubt that a building project that goes wrong can be extremely distressing and one can understand the reluctance of the courts to see money for a cure where distress and inconvenience is going to mean something different to the people involved, perhaps the knowledge that having a very upset client could lead to serious financial pain for a defaulter, may suggest that it is time to increase that level of compensation significantly. This is part of the bigger question as to whether we want a compensation culture or a “grin and bear it” culture. Perhaps we should have a referendum on it. But, then again, maybe not.Laurence Cobb is a partner in the construction and engineering team at Taylor Wessing
A former solicitor was today jailed for providing unlawful immigration advice while on bail on a separate charge for the same offence. Peter Chahal, 47, of Handsworth Wood, Birmingham, was struck off the roll in 2014.Last month he pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court to two charges of providing unregulated immigration advice and services between September and October 2015.The offences related to bail applications for two individuals held at an immigration reception centre.A news release from the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner states that Chahal, a serving prisoner convicted of providing unlawful immigration advice and services following a separate investigation, appeared at Birmingham Crown Court today and was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment on each count.The release quotes His Honour Judge Eyre, on sentencing Chahal, saying: ‘Acting in deliberate defiance of the law having already been convicted of the same offence and whilst on bail awaiting sentence, you chose to defy the law again.’Deputy immigration services commissioner Ian Leigh said he hoped the outcome would send a ‘clear message to other people considering providing immigration advice – act within the law or you will find yourself in court’.
SWEDEN: The third and final section of the Söderström immersed tunnel was lowered into place in central Stockholm on August 6.The tunnel connecting the islands Riddarholmen and Södermalm forms part of the SKr16·8bn Citybanan, a 6 km deep-level line being built to carry suburban rail services beneath central Stockholm. On completion in 2017 the Citybanan will increase total capacity through the city from 28 to 52 trains/h, relieving the double-track ‘wasp’s waist’ route which is shared with long-distance and freight trains and forms a significant bottleneck on the rail network. The tunnel is being designed and built by the Söderströmstunneln joint venture of Pihl and Züblin. Strukton Immersion Projects supplied equipment and specialist personnel for the immersion operation. The three immersed sections are up to 100 m x 20 m x 10 m. The steel frames were constructed in Tallinn and the concrete casing applied in Sweden, taking the total mass of a section to 20 000 tonnes. The soft subsoil is unsuitable for bedding directly on the seabed, and so the tunnel is being founded on four piled and one raft foundation, forming an underwater bridge with a flexible joint at one end and a fixed restraint formed by massive rock anchoring at the other end. The immersed sections will be linked to the existing rail network by bored tunnels which are expected to be ready for fitting out by 2014. The completed tunnel will have a double-track main bore alongside a service bore.
European Union (EU) goods to start flooding the Cameroonian market as the West African signed an agreement with the EU to reciprocate the duty free access it has to the EU market and dismantle trade barriers between the two parties reports The Cameroon Post line.At least 1,760 goods from the EU, which include tractors, sewing machines, farm tools among others will enjoy the free access to Cameroon. Meanwhile Cameroon’s bananas, rubber, cotton, coffee and cocoa among other products will continue to gain free access to EU market.Cameroon will lose a huge sum of custom revenue and witness a negative balance of trade in the deal since the West African nation exports raw materials; furthermore Cameroon is trading with 28 industrialised EU.Cameroonian President Paul Biya, signed the agreement which see the products from the first group (industrial and high technology machines, such as turbines, cranes, sewing machines, sawmills, computers; but also basic products such as medicines, medical devices, basic chemical products) imported from the EU enter Cameroon with a customs tariffs reduction of 25% annually, leading to total tariff removal in four years. A 2nd group of products from the EU will be liberalised after 9 years and after 15 years a 3rd group of European products will enter the country duty-free according to the Business in Cameroon.
Tweet Share The three boys and three girls were delivered by caesarean section and lead obstetrician Dr. Bharat Bassaw who said the births had to be brought forward.PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – Following the birth of the country’s first sextuplets earlier this week, their father, Kieron Cummings, 29 said having a home in which to raise his children is a top priority.Cummings, a bank worker and Petra Lee Foon, 28, a teacher, created history on Monday when they became the first parents to six babies.During a press conference at the Mt. Hope Maternity Hospital on Wednesday, Cummings said about two or three years ago an application was made to the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) for a house.According to newspaper reports, the application was presented to Housing Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal who is said to be was looking into the matter.Cummings also told reporters that his babies who are now at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit were blessings.“The children are OK, the mom is alright…she is in recovery and everything is alright. I know you all wanted to know who the father is, that’s me,” he added.Asked about how he reacted with news that he was going to be the father of six, Cummings said, “I was amazed. I nearly fell to the ground though, but it was all good.”On Monday, a team of doctors performed a Caesarian section on Lee Foon who is in stable condition.The three boys and three girls were delivered by caesarean section and lead obstetrician Dr. Bharat Bassaw who said the births had to be brought forward as the health of the mother was deteriorating. Caribbean 360 Share NewsRegional Trinidad sextuplets in need of their own home by: – March 8, 2013 Sharing is caring! Share 19 Views no discussions