Massage Therapist Mandie Gleason Opens Local Practice

first_imgLMT Mandie Gleason, here with her Schnauzer Frances, has opened a Los Alamos practice. Courtesy photoBy BONNIE J. GORDONLos Alamos Daily Postbjgodon@ladailypost.comLicensed Massage Therapist Mandie Gleason and her family have a long history in Santa Fe, the Rio Grande Valley and Los Alamos. Her great-grandfather was the stone mason who built the stone fireplace in Fuller Lodge and did many additional building projects on the Hill. Six generations of her family have lived in the family compound her great-grandfather built in Santa Fe on Artist Road, and some still do.She recently moved back to Santa Fe from Colorado to take a job at Ten Thousand Waves. When Gleason was laid off because of COVID-19, she decided to return to private practice. She is now expanding her practice to Los Alamos.“I learned Japanese spa and therapy techniques such as Ashi Anma and Yasuragi, at Ten Thousand Waves,” Gleason said. “Although the Covid pandemic caused the end of my employment, I am so grateful to have trained and practiced with world renowned master therapists.”Gleason chose Los Alamos Chiropractic Center to house her Los Alamos practice. She sees clients by appointment Mondays and Fridays.“I have a lot of support from the other therapists at the Center,” Gleason said. “The owners have an excellent reputation and I like to be close to other people in clinical practice. It’s a great office. It has everything I need. Everyone has been so welcoming.”Another reason Gleason enjoys working at the Center is the emphasis on safety.“We follow protocols very similar to a medical office,” she said. “We ask a list of COVID related questions and everyone has to wear a mask at all times.”One unique service Gleason offers is home visits.“It’s more comfortable for people in their own homes,” she said. “It’s part of the nurturing aspect of what I do. People need nurturing, especially now. Many older people crave touch.”Originally, Gleason thought she wanted to be a nurse, but while in school, she discovered it wasn’t the right path for her. She wanted to stay in the medical field and moved to working the front office at a clinic. While she was there, someone mentioned massage therapy to her as a possible career.“Massage is much more gentle and calm,” she said. “It’s much more my speed.”Gleason graduated from a rigorous program at Santa Fe School of Healing Arts in 2004. She’d found her path.“I loved going to school,” she said. “I loved the human contact, and not just on the physical level. I like to look at people as whole beings … I enjoy creating practical solutions for pain and stress reduction through therapeutic massage and restorative yoga. I utilize techniques like trigger point therapy, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, vacuum cupping, aromatherapy and CBD massage.”Gleason has created a line of self-care products including professional massage crème and salves that are infused with CBD (cannabidiol) derived from organic hemp.“I combined my passion for alchemy with a true desire to help and heal my clients,” Gleason said. “I have developed luscious recipes that can refresh, renew and heal the skin while keeping with the notion that anything you put on your skin should be something you wouldn’t mind putting in your mouth.”Call or text Gleason at 505.231.0984 to schedule an appointment. She is in Los Alamos Monday or Friday and can see clients either at Los Alamos Chiropractic Center or in their home.Gleason is ready to help Los Alamos clients relax, renew and rehabilitate.last_img read more

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Land Securities let 95,000 sq ft of Cardinal Place

first_imgAdvertising firm Interpublic Group (IPG), advised by Cushman & Wakefield, has taken 37,250 sq ft (3,461 sq m) on the fifth floor.Management consultant Cambridge Associates, advised by Savills, will occupy 26,600 sq ft (2,471 sq m) on the fourth floor. It will share the floor with communications company AT&T, which will occupy 9,100 sq ft (845 sq m). Ruffer, the management investment firm, has secured the remaining 22,100 sq ft 2,053 sq m) on the seventh floor. CB Richard Ellis advised Ruffer and AT&T. The leases reflect terms between 10 and 15 years and rental levels ranging between £55/sq ft and £64/ sq ft (£592.02-£688.90/sq m). CB Richard Ellis and Jones Lang LaSalle advised Land Securities. Cardinal Place won the British Council for Offices Award for Office Development of the Year in 2006 and scooped Gold award in the BCSC’s ‘In-Town Retail Schemes’ category.last_img read more

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Narec: Offshore Renewable Energy Development Gets Boost (UK)

first_imgThe National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) has established a £2.8 million public-private initiative to support SMEs in the North East of England to move into the rapidly developing offshore wind and marine renewable energy supply chain. The Renewable Energy Technology Accelerator (RETA) project will launch with three new collaborations, involving companies developing innovative technologies to reduce the cost of offshore renewable energy installations.Tony Ikwue, Innovation and Corporate Development Director at Narec, said: “Narec has created this programme to build on the strengths of local engineering companies. Initial interest from industry has been extremely high and the projects selected will see new products being developed in the North East. There will also be knock on benefits by way of supply contracts and knowledge transfer opportunities for SMEs looking to enter these promising but still relatively immature industries.”Over its lifetime, the project is expected to provide more than 70 regional SMEs with technical and market advisory services to assist them with developing products and services aimed at the offshore renewables industry. The European Regional Development Fund Competitiveness Programme 2007- 2013, which is managed by the Department for Communities and Local Government, is investing £1.39 million in the project. This funding is being matched by Narec along with five industry partners and all work will be undertaken in the North East to engage local companies.Cllr Neil Foster, Deputy Chair of the North East England Local Management Committee (LMC), which engages key partners in the overseeing of the strategic delivery of the ERDF Programme in the North East, said: “ERDF investment will ensure businesses receive excellent support to develop innovative new products; helping SMEs to enter the market, or enhance their position within the industry. Businesses will have access to Narec’s world class research facilities and expertise to develop their ideas and immerse themselves in the emerging supply chain. This will have a positive impact on the North East economy.”The programme will be completed by the end of March 2015. Two technology innovation projects are already underway and a third is currently in development, these are:Inter-array cable trencherIHC Engineering Business will work with Narec on the development of an inter-array cable trencher for offshore wind farms. This will be suitable for trenching both away from and towards turbine and substation foundations in seabed conditions representative of planned UK offshore wind sites.Ralph Manchester, Chief Trenching Engineer at IHC Engineering Business, explains the revolutionary design: “The High Traction (Hi-Traq) vehicle uses patented technology to improve manoeuvrability, traction and overall trenching capability. It has been specifically developed to reduce the day to day issues facing operators. They have no option at the moment but to use technology designed and build for the oil and gas sector – technology that is not appropriate for the offshore wind farm sector.”Smart cables for offshore power transmissionTecnalia will work with PDL Solutions and JDR Cable Systems on the design and development of smart cable technology. Offshore grid infrastructure reliability is a key concern for the industry and this project will focus on improving the understanding of cable performance in-situ, so that installation, operational and asset management practices can be evolved to optimise energy production.Elisa Ruiz, Project Manager at Tecnalia, said: “The smart cables project is an exciting opportunity for the consortium partners to work together to deliver innovation which has the potential to materially impact the levelised cost of offshore renewable energy.”James Young, Engineering Director at JDR, added: “We are committed to enabling the next generation of offshore power projects to deliver cost-effective renewable energy, using the latest developments in cable technology and manufacture. The collaborative approach being taken by NAREC and the support provided by the ERDF, will enable us to accelerate developments in smart cable technology that will benefit the industry and the region.”Paul Charlton, CEO, PDL Solutions, said: “This project is an excellent opportunity to showcase the specialist skills and expertise located here in North East England; it highlights the vital contribution the region is playing in the commercialisation and reliability of offshore renewable energy technologies. This is a great opportunity for PDL and the wider supply chain; we are really pleased to be part of this collaborative industrial research project.”Tidal energy converter nacelle intervention systemThis project, currently in development, will enable Atlantis Resources Corporation to work with Narec on the development of a highly innovative nacelle intervention system for their tidal energy turbine. This is intended to significantly reduce the installation and operation costs offshore.Tim Cornelius, Chief Executive Officer of Atlantis Resources, said: “The tidal energy industry is at a crucial stage in its development and this partnership could make a material difference in accelerating the speed of national turbine deployment. By reducing installation and intervention costs for offshore devices, we plan to bring commercial tidal power arrays to the UK in the near future.”[mappress]Press Release, July 10, 2013last_img read more

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Jackson rules High Court erred over extension

first_imgLord Justice Jackson, architect of the civil justice reforms, has overturned a High Court decision which wrongly interpreted his own changes to the system.Jackson, sitting in the Court of Appeal, said His Honour Judge Richardson had ‘erred’ in reversing the decision of a costs judge to grant an extension of time.The claimants’ solicitors had asked for a 21-day extension of time to serve their points of dispute in Hallam Estates Ltd & Anor v Baker.The defendant’s solicitors did not agree to the request, but costs judge Master Gordon-Saker subsequently granted the extension and gave both parties liberty to apply to set aside or vary the order.Jackson noted this was an ‘extremely sensible and cost-efficient’ course to take, but the defendant won an appeal in the High Court after Richardson said there was non-disclosure of facts by the claimants.In a judgment published today, Jackson said the costs judge had dealt with a ‘straightforward’ application to extend time and that the principles of relief from sanctions, set by the Court of Appeal’s landmark Mitchell judgment, were not applicable in this case.Jackson said he would allow the claimants’ appeal against Richardson’s decision.‘The claimants made a reasonable application for an extension of time, which did not imperil any future hearing dates or otherwise disrupt the proceedings,’ said Jackson.Jackson said it was ‘no part of my recommendations’ that parties should refrain from agreeing reasonable extensions of time.Nor was it ‘any part’ of his recommendations that the court should refuse to grant reasonable extensions of time in those circumstances.Jackson added: ‘The costs judge was not dealing with relief from sanctions. He was making a case management decision about extension of time.‘The judge ought not to have interfered with the costs judge’s exercise of discretion.’last_img read more

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High speed funding package agreed

first_imgMOROCCO: An allocation of 20bn dirhams for a high speed line between Tanger and Casablanca is included in the 2010-15 Contract Programme which ONCF Director General Mohammed Rabie Khlie signed with the government on February 1. During a ceremony presided over by King Mohammed VI, Lakhlie also signed an agreement with the Hassan II Fund for economic and social development which is to provide 1bn dirhams for the project. The government is providing 4·8bn dirhams alongside 1·9bn dirhams from French and European sources, while 12·3bn has been raised in loans. Project costs are expected to comprise 10bn dirhams for infrastructure, 5·6bn dirhams for railway equipment and 4·4bn dirhams for rolling stock. According to Infrastructure & Transport Minister Karim Ghellab, work is due to begin on the high speed line in June for completion around the end of 2014. The start of operations is expected in December 2015. During 2010-15 ONCF will also be investing 13bn dirhams to modernise its conventional network, including installing a third track between Kénitra and Casablanca, electrifying Fès – Oujda and upgrading Settat – Marrakech. Spending will also be targeted at station refurbishment, new freight terminals and acquiring more rolling stock.last_img read more

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Producer clears the air on Mr Caribbean competition

first_img Share Share Producer Antoinette Mora (centre) with the top three Mr Caribbean 2014 participantsThe organizer and producer of the Mr. Caribbean competition, Antoinette Mora has called on Dominicans to change their mindsets and appreciate the creative talents and expression of the youth. The Mr. Caribbean show which was held in Dominica on Friday, February 21, saw the participation of seven men from Dominica to the Bahamas. Although the show, reportedly the first of its kind in the Caribbean did not get the attention of a full house at the Arawak House of Culture in Roseau, it was however hailed a success. Mora told the audience that Dominicans must change their mind set about the event as many people associated it with homosexuals which is misleading. “I’ve learn that we stifle creativity, talent and expression of our young men and then we wonder why there’s crime, delinquency, truancy and mayhem”.She noted that it was very difficult to obtain sponsorship for the staging of the event because of the negativity that many have branded it with. “I’ve learned that a great idea is not even good if someone in authority isn’t in the mood. But, I have also learned, that there are some warm and wonderful people who didn’t hesitate to partner with us for the show this evening,” Mora stated. She also expressed disappointment with a decision of the University of West Indies, Open Campus not issue a scholarship for the winner of the pageant. This she described as “heartbreaking”. She said at least two of the contestants have asked for the show to be held in their country, but she noted that the show will remain in Dominica. The Mr. Caribbean pageant is expected to become an annual event here. Meanwhile, Mr. Caribbean 2014 Kadeen Tyson from Nevis told Dominica Vibes that pageantry was not meant for women only. “It’s not a gay show, I am not gay. I am just clearing the air right there so if you guys think it’s a gay show; it’s not a gay show. It’s a male pageant not only females could do pageantry”.“It really paid off I had so much family issues and stuff but this was motivation for me, I want to thank the Dominican people for the warm welcome, I am a bigger role model now,” Tyson said. He said he will take back the experience and friends along with the title “thank God for that so I am coming to Dominica next year again”. St Lucia’s representative, Sergie Williams dropped out from the competition due to lack of sponsorship. – / 127Dominica Vibes News Share EntertainmentLocalNews Producer clears the air on Mr Caribbean competition by: – February 22, 2014center_img 72 Views   4 comments Tweet Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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Multi-Beam, Reconfigurable, Phased-Array Antenna Solution for Next-Gen Satellites

first_imgThinKom Solutions has released a new phased-array antenna solution for efficient and effective land-based gateways designed to accommodate current and next-generation low-Earth-orbit (LEO) and medium-Earth-orbit (MEO) satellite constellations. The new gateway concept, which ThinKom describes as an “array of arrays,” will provide a superior alternative to the large “antenna farms” of parabolic dishes currently used for support of geostationary (GEO) satellites. It is based on ThinKom’s proven phased-array antenna technology, which is currently in use on over 1,300 commercial aircraft installations worldwide, in 10M+ hours of proven high-reliability operation.Limitations of Dish-Based Gateways for LEO Networks Current-generation gateways employ large parabolic dishes which are necessarily limited to one link per dish. Further, they are unable to repoint quickly to a different satellite, given their complex drive mechanisms. These legacy systems are large, heavy, expensive to install and maintain, and can take months to deploy. Additionally, they are adversely affected by wind, snow, and ice loading and typically require a substantial concrete foundation or reinforcement of roof structure to support the weight and uplift forces of several thousand kilograms resulting from even moderate wind conditions. These multi-dish gateway sites must allow for sufficient separation in order to avoid dish-to-dish blockages, often requiring a relatively large swath of real estate (as illustrated below). New Paradigm: An Array of Arrays ThinKom’s approach uses multiple, tightly arranged, phased-array antennas, which are coherently (and reconfigurably) combined. The antenna units work together to track multiple LEO, MEO and GEO satellites simultaneously with look angles between 5 and 90 degrees in elevation and full 360-degree coverage in azimuth. The software-defined system is reconfigurable in that a single array is capable of supporting multiple links, modifying the number of beams and radiation properties dynamically to meet the link budget and throughput demands of the ever-changing number of satellites in view. It does all this without the high-power consumption of electronically scanned arrays, which is a critical feature in areas that rely on solar power or are otherwise energy-constrained due to geographic location. The array, to be initially deployed in S-band and X-band operation (with higher frequencies brought online as the market demands), is constructed in a fixed convex shape in order to provide maximum low-elevation coverage and minimize signal blockage while promoting the shedding of rain and snow. The visual signature of an array is less than two meters tall serving to eliminate the effects of high wind conditions and the footprint for a typical array (equivalent to eight 2.4-meter dishes or three 4.5-meter dishes or any mixed combination) occupies less than seven square meters, uniquely enabling flexible deployment in areas with limited real estate, such as rooftop locations.Click here to learn more about ThinKom.last_img read more

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Nat’l champs Banatao, Abad reign in ‘Race for Iloilo River’

first_imgThe Baguio City-native Banatao ruled the men’s side after scoring a huge upset over early favorite Emmanuel Comendador of Bohol with his superb bike performance to leave his pursuers going into Transition 2 with a 4-minute gap.Banatao was in a tight spot with Comendador and RequiTrupa in the first 8.5 km run leg but managed to pull away from his competitors in the 40 km bike segment and finished the final 6.5 km run leg in 2 hours, 17 seconds.Comendador, who suffered from stomach cramps while trying to reach Banatao in the bike leg, was at distant second with 2:04:28, while JolanOlmilla of Cebu ranked third at 2:04:59.Abad, meanwhile, survived a huge challenge from MiscelleGilbuena to retain the women’s crown with a winning time of2:22:47. Gilbuena was at second with 2:23:36 while Iloilo’s Alexandra Dumaran finished third at 2:30:13.National aquathlon champion Andrew Kim Remolino ruled the sprint distance Junior Elite race (19-under) when he scored a photo finish win over John Caleb Barlin while Karen Andrea Manayon scored an easy win on the girls’ side.In the sprint 20-over race, JelsieSabado edged youth standout Vicky Deldio while JeroJaro Matthew had an easy victory over Ronald Egaran in the race organized for the redevelopment of the Iloilo river.“We wanted to highlight the Iloilo river as part of our advocacy to a clean environment. The hosting of the said event is part of the sports tourism campaign of Iloilo City,” explains city sports coordinator Romel “Jojo” Castro. “The Iloilo riverwas highlighted in the event, with Esplanade 1 and 2 forming part of the race course”The event was made possible through the partnership of the Triathlon Association of the Philippines with the Iloilo City government.This marks the second consecutive year that Iloilo hosted the national duathlon event. Last year, John Chicano trumped reigning Southeast Asian Games triathlon king Nikko Huelgas, emerging victorious in the 2015 Philippine Duathlon Championships held in the city./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Nat’l champs Banatao, Abad reign in ‘Race for Iloilo River’ ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]ILOILO CITY – The city’s Iloilo River Esplanade was invaded by primed athletes from all over the country on Sunday for the 2016 National Duathlon Championships: “Race for Iloilo River” with JarwynBanatao and national team member Mirasol Abad emerging victorious in the men’s and women’s division, respectively,of the prestigious event.last_img read more

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