WILLIAM LLOYD SPURGEON Nov. 19, 1957 – Oct. 30, 2019William (Bill) Lloyd Spurgeon age, 61, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.He was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and moved to Albuquerque at the age of 3. He attended Bel Air Elementary School, McKinley Jr. High School, and Del Norte High School in Albuquerque.He and his family moved to Los Alamos where he attended Los Alamos High School for his senior year.Bill proudly served in the Navy from 1975 to 1980 where he began his journey as an electrical technician and engineer.After the Navy, Bill moved back to Los Alamos where he married Kerry Carbone and together, they had their son Robert.Bill worked for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and earned his degree in Electrical Engineering at UNM. Bill proudly applied his skills and talents in the national interest during his LANL career and made significant contributions to LANL’s space sciences, atmospheric studies, nuclear non-proliferation programs and worked closely with the military to enhance troop safety.Bill married Lisa Velasco in 2001 and together they enjoyed skiing, camping, and travelling to visit their many friends and relatives while also helping to raise their grandchildren. Bill was an enormously kind and loving man who was always quick to help others. His friendliness, warmth and humor will be greatly missed. Bill was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd A. Spurgeon (2015); son, Robert Lloyd Spurgeon (2016); brother, Charles DeWayne Spurgeon (2019); and sister, Debra Ann Earickson (2008).William was born on November 19, 1957 to Lloyd A. and Mary Spurgeon. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Joan Velasco-Spurgeon of Rio Rancho; mother, Mary E. Spurgeon of Rio Rancho; sister, Lena Kay Bacca and husband, Mike of Pueblo, CO; daughter-in-law, Lily Spurgeon of Rio Rancho; grandson, Rocco Spurgeon of Rio Rancho; and grandson, Gael Miranda of Rio Rancho.A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019, 1:00 p.m. at the Harvest Fellowship Church, 5331 Montano Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120. In lieu of flowers the family asks to make a donation in William’s name to the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society or the American Cancer Society.
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In today’s spotted, we bring you an image of the AIDAperla, the twelfth ship in AIDA Cruises’ fleet, which has undergone a paint job at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ (MHI) shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan. Following the completion of the works on the 300-meter long hull of AIDAperla, the newbuilding vessel has now received the mouth and the eyes, the symbols gracing AIDA Cruises’ fleet.The bow design of the AIDAperla is 261 meters long, according to AIDA Cruises.Finishing touches to the new ship will follow in the spring of 2017, the company said.Once completed, the new cruise ship will be able to accommodate 3,300 passengers and 900 crew members.The AIDAperla is expected to start voyages from September 1, 2017, sailing on four different routes in the Mediterranean Sea.Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona will be the first and the last ports of call for seven-day voyages.Apart from Mallorca and Barcelona, the AIDAperla will also visit Corsica, Florence/Livorno and Rome/Civitavecchia.Image Courtesy: AIDA Cruises
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has launched a voluntary code of practice for insurers taking part in so-called third-party capture. The practice, referred to by the ABI as ‘third-party assistance’, involves an insurance company settling a claim directly with a personal injury victim of a policyholder, without the victim receiving independent legal advice. Personal injury lawyers have condemned the practice. The ABI code states that claimants should be informed of their right to seek independent legal advice. Initial contact with victims should be by telephone, text message, email or letter, and should not involve unsolicited visits to claimants’ homes or hospital beds. All compensation offers should be ‘fair and reasonable’. The code also states that insurers should ‘strongly recommend’ that a claimant seek independent legal advice when: dealing with minors; where there are issues over fault; where the claimant has a limited understanding of English; where the injury requires more than one medical report or is complex; where there are possible fraud issues; and where there are ‘causation issues’. The association also published a guide for claimants. However, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) said that the claimant guide fails to point out that the victim incurs no costs if they instruct an independent solicitor. APIL’s president, Muiris Lyons, said: ‘An injured person needs access to independent advice about such key aspects of the case as medical reports, rehabilitation and the level of compensation to be expected. The guide may well consider this an “unnecessary” legal cost, but putting peoples’ lives back on track after a needless injury is a serious matter and injured people deserve proper, independent support.’ The code, the list of insurers subscribing to the code, and the claimant guide are available on the ABI website.
KLES has developed the system for boiler construction and maintenance in thermal power plant projects. Traditional scaffolding is a stacked structure constructed from bottom to top, concentrating the total load on the base. In the event that lower levels of scaffolding are damaged, it may trigger a complete collapse. In an effort to reduce this risk, KLES has developed the Skyffolding system – a new approach that reverses the order of scaffolding construction from top to bottom.Typically, 20 Enerpac strand jacks are attached to a heavy girder at the top of the boiler. The strand jack wires are lowered and connected to uphold and lift a support platform, the uppermost support frame of the scaffold system. This enables the safe lift of the pendant-type scaffolding system, keeping deviations in lateral and vertical directions to a minimum.As an additional safety measure, failsafe fasteners on the suspended platform have been designed such that the grip on the wire rope increases in direct proportion to the load applied as the scaffolding structure grows. This ensures the stability of the entire scaffolding system is maintained, even if structural problems occur at the lower levels, unlike a conventional scaffolding tower.The Skyffolding system has been deployed for boiler maintenance in a number of major thermal power plants including KOSPO Hadong, KOEN Samchenpo, EWP Dangjin, KOMIPO Boryeong and WP Taean coal-fired power stations. www.enerpac.com
The 22 year-old was born in Miami. Both her parents were born and raised in Jamaica, and she currently resides in Tampa, Florida where she is pursuing a double Bachelors/Masters Degree in Language, Speech and Hearing with a focus on Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), and Sociology with a focus on Identity and Community, at the University of South Florida.Prior to attending USF, Jessica attended Miami-Dade College where she served as President of the Florida Caribbean Students Association. She describes one of the more memorable moments of her youth as the last day of the FCSA‘s 40th Leadership Conference. “l learned much about myself and the importance of community, while learning how to produce large scale functions and events. This moment empowered me to journey paths I never envisioned for myself.”She later advanced to the position of Vice-President for the statewide organization FCSA, where she contributed to important discussions that pertain to the dynamic lives of the students she met with. One discussion during a general meeting at Miami Dade College by Tropical Beat, CSA, was on the subject of colorism or skin bleaching that lead to an enlightened conversation on cultural norms, self-love, and the need for youth to have more confidence in themselves.Having great value for communication and always encouraging others to try and express themselves in all situations, “I think I have the opportunity to give people their voices! Unfortunately, this is not a very diverse field, being predominately practiced by White women. I hope to make waves in the comradery of minority Speech Pathologists…specifically in the treatment of minority cultures in America.”Jessica wants to encourage youth in the Jamaican Diaspora to understand that no matter what, they should be conscious of their capabilities. Jessica plans on continuing on to obtain her Ph.D. in CSD.Jessica sees her Jamaican heritage reflected in nearly all aspects her life, from the food she eats, to her life’s perspective. “Jamaica has been the greatest influence on the woman I am today. Fortunately, my love for culture and my being able to relate to life as a Jamaican-American makes me want to focus my future research and practice on people of the Caribbean.”
Bernalyn Bejoy shows the jersey she wore in the 2018 Philippine National Games in Cebu City. She brought home a gold medal in 400m dash. MANILA – Negros Occidental tracksters bagged four more golds as they continued to haul medals in the 2018 Philippine National Games at the Cebu City Sports Center.Bernalyn Bejoy of Negros 1st Team netted her second medal after taking home the gold in 400m dash on Tuesday. Earlier she won a silver in 400m hurdles.Also winning gold for Negros 1st Team were Trexie dela Torre in the youth division of long jump and Arniel Ferrera in men’s hammer throw. Isabel Oqueriza finished with silver in 400m run.Team Bago City, meanwhile, registered one gold and one silver with veteran Rosie Villarito topping the women’s javelin throw and John Carl Pamatian placing second in 4km walk. DIAZ WINS, TOOMeanwhile 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz also stamped class in the competition after capturing gold in weightlifting at the Naga City covered court.Diaz submitted a total of 205kg after lifting 90kg in the snatch and 115kg in the clean and jerk in the women’s open competition.Her 90kg in snatch was 4kg heavier than her performance in the IWF-World Championships in Anaheim, California last year.On the other hand her clean and jerk failed to match the national record of 123kg she created in the Philippine National Games in 2012.“Happy na ako dahil ito ang target namin ni coach (Tony Agustin) – ang maka-gold sa PNG,” said Diaz, 27. “Lalaban talaga ako para sa gold sa Asiad dahil hindi tayo pinalad sa huling dalawang sabak ko.”/PN
New leaked patent drawing indicates possible revival of Honda NX650 Dominator dual-sport adventure bike. It appears that the mighty Japanese H-brand is getting its dual-sport adventure game on track as a leaked new patent drawing suggests a possible revival of the Honda NX650 Dominator model.The original Honda NX650 Dominator was a very recognisable bike in its era next to its flagship sibling the Honda XRV750T Africa Twin. Whilst the latter has been reincarnated as the new 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin, the NX650 Dominator remains dormant since production ceased in 2000.First entering production in 1988, the Honda NX650 Dominator was powered by a 643.7cc four-stroke single-cylinder that offered 45hp @ 6,000rpm and peak torque of roughly 53Nm @ 5,500rpm. All of which was transmitted via a five-speed transmission and a chain drive.It had quite cult following in its lifespan, much of which being fuelled by its impressive handling ability in both on- and off-road conditions. It also had a low dry weight of just 154kg, a large 16-litre fuel tank, as well as the typical dual-sport traits of high ground clearance, high-travel suspension and spoked wheels wrapped in knobby tyres.2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa TwinHonda remains tight-lipped about the patent, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the firm does eventually make an entry-level adventure model to slot below the new CRF1000L Africa Twin.What remains uncertain though is whether Honda will retain the classic Dominator’s single-cylinder powerplant in its reincarnation or not. We reckon Honda will likely field the NC700 series’ parallel-twin instead as it makes more economic sense.However, we also do not discount the possibility of the Dominator reincarnated being developed instead as a new middleweight with air-cooled single mill as this would better serve a purpose better against anything currently in production. Also possible here is Honda’s option of fielding some of its best technologies here too just like the current flagship Africa Twin.And based on the current CRF1000L Africa Twin model’s design, language, this render we found online appears rather sound and very tasty indeed. Let’s hope that Honda does eventually produce a new and proper middleweight dual-sport adventure bike that rightfully deserves the Dominator nameplate soon.Source: AutoEvolution ( Link 1 / Link 2 )–Ads–
GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 KASAMA, Ibaraki Pref. (Kyodo) Ryo Ishikawa got off to a strong start in a bid to win his first major title at the Japan Golf Tour Championship on Thursday.The 18-year-old Ishikawa shot a 1-under 70 to sit one stroke behind leader Katsumasa Miyamoto in a tie for second at Shishido Hills Country Club. The 2009 money leader has won seven times on the JGTO Tour, but never in a major championship.Also one shot behind were Hiroyuki Fujita, Kiyoshi Miyazato and Michio Matsumura.