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Zachary Toups wasn’t always a computer science professor. Before he started teaching at New Mexico State University, he was a researcher attached to the Disaster Preparedness and Response group involved with Texas Task Force 1, one of 28 federal teams under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Urban Search and Rescue System. These teams go to the scene of a disaster and search the debris to find survivors. “When I was working with Texas Task Force 1, the state of the art at the time wa…
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Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., will host free computer literacy classes during the month of May in the second floor, computer training lab. Registration is not required, however, only the first 9 attendees will be guaranteed a computer. Attendees are welcome to bring their own laptops if space permits. Introduction to Computers: The Basics 2 - 4 p.m. , Tuesday, May 2, 2017 A class for the absolute beginner. It will introduce students to the parts of the computer and…
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When Jag and Linda Cheema needed a family in their new hometown, New Mexico State University answered the call. When NMSU students needed a home away from home, the Cheemas dialed in. Now, the Jag and Linda Cheema Endowed Scholarship will create a way for student athletes to be their best, not only on the playing fields and courts but in the classroom as well. “When we first moved here, we didn’t know anyone,” Linda Cheema said about their arrival in Las Cruces in 1988. “Jag said to me – th…
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Commentary: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced his plans to kill net neutrality in a speech at the Newseum hosted by FreedomWorks and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship (SBE) Council. In his remarks, "The Future of Internet Regulation," the Chairman explained how he would launch a proceeding to reclassify broadband as an information service. Simply, this plan seeks to destroy the legal foundation of the FCC's 2015 Open Internet Order. Said Carmen Scurato,…
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It’s a calm April morning and Don Gray of Gordon Environmental/PSC stands near the new 14.3 acre asbestos “cell” being developed at Corralitos Regional Landfill located fifteen miles west of Las Cruces. Gray holds the latest, greatest landfill technology: a lightweight drone fitted with a high quality camera and it’s controller. On his phone – outfitted with an app to control and follow the drone – Gray sees what the drone sees from high in the sky: a grid overlaying the image of the new la…
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The Innovate & Create Camp is an engaging two-week STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) experience hosted at the New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors for young women in grades 6-10. For two weeks this July (July 10-14, 2017 and July 24-28, 2017), participants will learn via guided maker activities that bridge technology, art, and history in fun an innovative ways. “We are honored to have the opportunity to work with the Girl Scouts of New Mexico T…
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Four New Mexico donors kicked in $145,500 to the committee that paid President Donald Trump’s inauguration. That’s a fraction of the $107 million the inaugural committee reported raising in a report filed last week. Select Milk Producers, an Artesia-based dairy company, kicked in $100,000. That company is likely to benefit from an executive order to promote agriculture Trump signed this week. The administration is also involved in a dispute with Canada over pricing of dairy products. Sel…
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I-10 & Sunland Daytime Monday, May 1 through Friday, May 5 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day · The left lane on I-10 in both directions will close between Buena Vista and Sunland Park. Crews are constructing new bridge columns in the area. [Map 1] Daytime Monday, May 1 through Friday, May 5 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day · The left turn lane from the I-10 Westbound Sunland Park Exit Ramp onto Sunland Park Drive will close. Crews will be installing a temporary signal pole in the area. [Map 1] I-10 & M…
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Salt Flat, Texas – The public is invited to the dedication of the Guadalupe Ridge Trail (GRT), a new multi-use backcountry trail that connects Texas and New Mexico public lands. The dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. This new recreation trail connects the highest point in Texas to the wilds of the New Mexico high country. From Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Salt Flat, Texas through Lincoln National Forest, Bureau o…
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Raven Swamp, from Kahnawake, Quebec and member of the Mohawk tribe was crowned the 2017 Miss Indian World at the 34th Annual Gathering of Nations, the most prominent Native American powwow in the world. Swamp received the honor out of 23 Native American women representing their different tribes and traditions who competed in the areas of tribal knowledge, dancing ability, public speaking, and personality assessment. “Miss Indian World is one of the most prestigious honors in the Native A…
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When Donald Trump was inaugurated as president, he started forcefully laying out a plan for his first 100 days that included full repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, suspension of immigration from certain "terror-prone regions" and the lifting of "roadblocks" to let "infrastructure projects like the Keystone Pipeline move forward." "I've asked my transition team to develop a list of executive actions we can take on Day 1 to restore our laws and bring back our jobs," Trump…
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This month marks 350 years since John Milton sold his publisher the copyright of Paradise Lost for the sum of five pounds. His great work dramatizes the oldest story in the Bible, whose principal characters we know only too well: God, Adam, Eve, Satan in the form of a talking snake — and an apple. Except, of course, that Genesis never names the apple but simply refers to "the fruit." To quote from the King James Bible: And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat the fruit of the trees o…
04.30 / 13:21
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When Donald Trump was inaugurated as president, he started forcefully laying out a plan for his first 100 days that included full repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, suspension of immigration from certain "terror-prone regions" and the lifting of "roadblocks" to let "infrastructure projects like the Keystone Pipeline move forward." "I've asked my transition team to develop a list of executive actions we can take on Day 1 to restore our laws and bring back our jobs," Trump…
04.30 / 12:12
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This month marks 350 years since John Milton sold his publisher the copyright of Paradise Lost for the sum of five pounds. His great work dramatizes the oldest story in the Bible, whose principal characters we know only too well: God, Adam, Eve, Satan in the form of a talking snake — and an apple. Except, of course, that Genesis never names the apple but simply refers to "the fruit." To quote from the King James Bible: And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat the fruit of the trees o…
04.30 / 12:12
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A male boss brushes up against his female employee. Off the record, a male politician makes suggestive remarks to a female reporter. These are just a couple of examples of sexual harassment that may be all too familiar to some career women. Producers Sigal Avin, David Schwimmer and Mazdack Rassi have just released a series of short films about the issue, called #ThatsHarassment . Each film begins with the headline "based on a real incident" — like the episode "The Co-Worker," which takes p…
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On the week marking President Trump's 100 days in office, his mood on Twitter was much less positive than it had been in the previous few weeks. A sentiment analysis shows these last few months have been a roller coaster of emotion. Trump's most negative week by far was his second week in office — just after he signed his controversial ban on travelers to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries, and protests broke out nationwide. His most positive weeks included the confirmation and s…
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I awoke to the sound of a mosquito buzzing near my ear. It was still dark out, and I could see the stars from my window, a rare sight in India when you are in the city. I, however, was at least a few hours from the nearest one. To be honest, I wasn't quite sure where I was as I was never given the address or directions, having been transported by a private car from Hyderabad, one of India's bustling tech hubs. I was spending a few days at the Prajwala facilities, a compound of several…
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On April 24, 2013, the eight-story Rana Plaza building outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, collapsed, killing more than 1,100 people and injuring thousands of others. At the time, the building housed five garment factories that manufactured goods for major retail companies in Europe and North America. It is considered the deadliest disaster in the garment industry. The causes included shoddy construction, a building with too many floors and too much heavy equipment for the structure to withstand.…
04.30 / 12:12
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On the week marking President Trump's 100 days in office, his mood on Twitter was much less positive than it had been in the previous few weeks. A sentiment analysis shows these last few months have been a roller coaster of emotion. Trump's most negative week by far was his second week in office — just after he signed his controversial ban on travelers to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries, and protests broke out nationwide. His most positive weeks included the confirmation and s…
04.30 / 12:12
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Buy a ticket in the Nenana Ice Classic and you could win nearly $300,000. All you have to do is guess when the ice covering Tanana River at the city of Nenana, Alaska will break up. Brothers Josh and Judah Ridgeway live in Nenana, a community of 375 people, about an hour southwest of Fairbanks. The brothers were hired by the Ice Classic to make regular ice measurements. They use a gas powered drill to bore through 3 to 4 feet of ice — though it's sometimes more. They do this at several l…
04.30 / 12:12
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