Better energy policies for Australia says Liveris

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Australia is in need of improving its energy policies if there is to be any increased investment, according to Andrew Liveris, chairman and chief executive of multinational company Dow Chemical. If the policy framework is right, Mr Liveris says “the sky is the limit” regarding how much Dow would be willing to invest in Australia. “We spend roughly $5 billion a year as a company,” Mr Liveris told The Australian. “A lot of that isn’t in Australia. A lot of that is in countries that actually get it, that actually understand how to put innovation-centric policies together and resource value-add policies.” Dow Chemical currently spends between $30 and $50 million annually in Australia, which according to the chairman is “small in the context of what I’m doing elsewhere”.last_img read more

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Brésil le Pantanal un sanctuaire menacé par lhomme

first_imgBrésil : le Pantanal, un sanctuaire menacé par l’hommeLa fondation WWF (World Wildlife Fund) a alerté sur la menace qui pèse sur le Pantanal au cœur du Brésil. Ce sanctuaire de biodiversité est en effet touché par l’agriculture intensive et la déforestation.C’est à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale des zones humides qui a lieu tous les 2 février depuis 1997 que les écologistes du World Wildlife Fund (WWF) ont tiré la sonnette d’alarme. Selon la fondation, environ 15 % de la couverture végétale du Pantanal ont déjà été détruits par les cultures de soja et les pâturages pour le bétail dans le Planalto, une zone d’agriculture intensive située en amont. L’étude qui a été publiée par les écologistes après trois ans de recherches porte sur le “bassin du Rio Paraguay”, un fleuve qui naît au Mato Grosso et parcourt 2.600 kilomètres avant de rejoindre le rio Parana, en Argentine. Or, selon le WWF, cette région qui s’étend sur 1,2 million de kilomètres carrés court un grave risque écologique.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Le biologiste Glauco Kimura, coordinateur du programme “Water for Life” (“De l’eau pour la vie”) au WWF, est catégorique : “Le Pantanal se trouve menacé. Cela peut paraître surprenant mais c’est la triste réalité. Notre étude démontre que 14% du bassin du Rio Paraguay doit être protégé de façon urgente”. Pour mieux comprendre, le biologiste “compare cette région à une assiette. Le Planalto sur les bords et le Pantanal dans le creux de l’assiette. Et le second souffre des dérives du premier”.La déforestation, l’agriculture à outrance, le développement urbain ou la multiplication des barrages hydroélectriques sont autant de risques pour les eaux qui alimentent en contrebas le Pantanal. En effet, en parcourant le Planalto, on découvre des milliers d’hectares d’exploitations agricoles, de soja notamment. Cette agriculture intensive appelle à utiliser des herbicides. Le Canadien Pierre Girard, spécialiste en hydrologie au Centre de recherche du Pantanal, s’inquiète ainsi : “le soja est cultivé là où naissent les fleuves qui alimentent et forment ensuite le Pantanal. Il y a des risques d’érosion, mais aussi de pollution”. Seulement 11% du territoire est protégé Glauco Kimura, quant à lui, se désespère : “c’est comme s’il existait un stock infini de forêt native à détruire et d’eau douce à polluer”. Pour le biologiste, la protection du bassin du Rio Paraguay est vitale pour conserver l’extraordinaire richesse de la faune et de la flore qui comprend 4.500 espèces différentes. Or, seuls 11% du territoire sont actuellement en zone préservée. “Il est donc nécessaire de protéger les sources d’eaux, de créer plus de zones protégées et d’améliorer les pratiques agro-alimentaires”, énumère Glauco Kimura cité par l’AFP.Le 5 février 2012 à 09:44 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Heres How This Croc Whisperer Is Protecting Jamaicas Largest Predator

first_img Watch: Crocodile Snatches Angler’s Catch in Australian National ParkMan Finds Surgical Plate in 15-Foot Crocodile’s Stomach Lawrence Henriques, a Jamaican native who is known as the “croc whisperer,” is working to protect his country’s largest predator at a new sanctuary focused on animal conservation.As a croc aficionado, Henriques has devoted his life to protecting endangered reptiles, including the Jamaican crocodile, which has been on Jamaica’s national coat of arms since 1661 and populates the southern coast of the nation, said a Global Wildlife Conservation press release. Unfortunately, habitat destruction and illegal poaching have decreased the presence of these reptiles in Jamaica over the past decade, and Henriques estimates that there are only 700 crocodiles left in the nation.In order to protect Jamaican crocodiles, Henriques, along with the Global Wildlife Conservation, the IUCN SSC Crocodile Specialist Group, and the Jones Family, recently established the Holland Bay Crocodile Sanctuary, a new crocodile sanctuary located in one of Jamaica’s nationally designated protected areas.Lawrence Henriques holds a baby Jamaican crocodile. (Photo Credit: Robin Moore / Global Wildlife Conservation)The team was granted permission by the government of Jamaica to develop the 40,000-square-foot crocodile sanctuary, which is located in one of the least trafficked parts of the island. The sanctuary, which is currently home to 78 crocodiles that are mostly babies, aims to be a center for monitoring and protecting crocodiles in the 12,000-acre Holland Bay ecosystem and other key crocodile areas across the nation. It’s set to become the official rescue and rehabilitation center for the Jamaican crocodile and serve as a facility for captive breeding, with the long-term goal of generating offspring for reintroduction into the wild.Even though some people think that Jamaican crocodiles are aggressive animals, Henriques aims to change perspectives by educating adults and children on these reptiles and their importance to biodiversity in the nation.A baby Jamaican crocodile at the Holland Bay Crocodile Sanctuary. (Photo Credit: Robin Moore / Global Wildlife Conservation)“This is not just about the crocodiles, this is part of us. It’s part of who we are and who we want to be as people. That’s why the crocodile is on our coat of arms—it signifies survival when the odds are against you—it is a symbol of resiliency and strength,” Henriques said. “Things have gotten turned around, and my passion is to change people’s perception to save our legacy.”More on Geek.com:Ginormous Python Devours Entire Crocodile in Horrifying Swamp PhotosWatch: Crocodile Crawls Into Boat in Miami, Evades Wildlife OfficialsTerrifying ‘Death Roll’ Almost Universal Among Crocodile Species Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Massive 82 earthquake rocks Mexico and Guatemala 32 people dead

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMexico, September 8th, 2017 – Mexico City – An 8.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico and parts of Guatemala late last night rattling millions of residents and leaving dozens dead.According to reports, this is the first earthquake in over 100 years to hit the nation of Mexico and was felt by approximately 50 million people. It hit off the coast of Southwestern Mexico and its monstrous tremors sent thousands of people into frenzy.Around midnight, hundreds of residents and visitors were seen fleeing the streets as they hid for cover while buildings, trees and tall structures got damaged. Magnetic Media also received reports that many roofs collapsed; walls were cracked, countless alarms were triggered off and residents got buried under rubble.The quake was felt as far away as Mexico City, which is more than 60miles from the epicenter. The effects of the earthquake were also felt in neighboring Guatemala, which resulted in at least one confirmed death, and houses located along the Mexican border were leveled.The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with one wave hitting Mexico coming in at 3 feet. According to the National Weather Service’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, Tsunami waves taller than 10feet could hit the coast of Mexico, while 3 feet waves could reach as far as Ecuador, New Zealand and Vanuatu.President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto said that aftershocks were of greater concern than the waves generated from the earthquake itself. Already, residents have confirmed that they felt three aftershocks.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher Five earthquakes shocked Antigua and Barbuda Earthquake hits again in Trinidad while TCI Cabinet agrees with GPS Station in Capital Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #Mexico, earthquake, guatemala Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Nepalese resident in Turks and Caicos ask for help for their homelast_img read more

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Karanka thanks fans for support

first_imgAitor Karanka has expressed gratitude to Nottingham Forest fans for backing him up during turbulent times as they ended their winless runKaranka’s men who are fighting to return to the top flight ended a five-game winless streak with an emphatic 4-2 victory over Sky Bet Championship leaders Leeds.With fans singing his name in the opening minutes of the game at the City Ground, Karanka says he is grateful for the encouragement he has had from the club’s supporters.“[The fans’ support is] Nothing new since I arrived here,” he told Sky Sports.“They are supporting me. Last season was a difficult season because the last game we were playing for nothing, but they understood there is a problem behind [the scenes].LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Jose Mourinho is seen in the stands prior to the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Everton FC at Craven Cottage on April 13, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)Karanka says Mourinho would have been perfect for a Madrid return Manuel R. Medina – April 23, 2019 The former Real Madrid assistant manager backed Jose Mourinho, saying he would have been just as good as Zinedine Zidane is.“In the worst moment, they were with me so the only thing I can say is thanks so much again.”He said: “I don’t care about statements. I care about my job, my players and the things that are in my hands.”He added: “I didn’t have any doubts. We’ve competed against every single top team this season.“We’ve always had a good reaction after a bad defeat so I was full of confidence because when you have a group of players like I have here you can fully trust them.”last_img read more

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Report of Washougal home invasion unfounded

first_imgPolice say a report of a 5-year-old Washougal girl who allegedly woke up to find a man in her bedroom early Tuesday morning was unfounded. Washougal police were called to Gibbons Creek Mobile, 4501 Addy St., where the girl’s grandparents awoke to the young girl’s scream just before 5 a.m.No one else saw the man, and police did not locate the man in the area.After further interviewing of the girl, Cmdr. Allen Cook said, police determined the incident didn’t occur as described.“We’re not quite sure how it originated,” Cook said. “We don’t want to say she made it up because it might have been a nightmare.”last_img read more

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Digital bookmobile promotes ebooks

first_imgOverDrive developed its first e-books in 1988, on floppy diskettes.CAMAS — Shauna Ahearn remembers when her folks introduced her to the Camas Public Library.“I don’t remember how old I was,” the 16-year-old girl said, but she fondly recalls choosing some books, settling down in a comfy library chair and reading.Ahearn got another library introduction Thursday when she visited a “digital bookmobile” parked in front of the downtown landmark.The 18-wheeler is designed to help people access armloads of books — digital downloads, actually — without leaving their own comfy chairs.The appearance was part of the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile Tour that made two Washington stops, in Camas and Puyallup; OverDrive provides the e-book inventory for the Camas Public Library.Like most Camas library card-holders, Ahearn said she has always been an old-school reader and has never downloaded an e-book.“I enjoy the feel of a book in my hands, and taking it with me,” the Camas High School junior said.After Thursday’s introductory session, however, she plans to check out the library’s e-bookshelf.“I’ll browse and see what’s available,” Ahearn said.Linda Swenton, assistant director, said that theCamas Public Library is coming off its most productive download month since becoming part of the OverDrive coalition in November 2010. The April statistics show a total of 586 downloads: 393 e-books and 193 audios. That’s more than double the total of 279 e-checkouts in April 2012.In terms of overall library circulation, the traditional bound book still rules. Camas patrons checked out about 25,000 items in April, said David Zavortink, library director.The inventories also are heavily weighted toward the paper publications. Camas has about 144,000 titles in its book collection; it has about 10,000 e-books, as well as about 4,000 audio books available via download.last_img read more

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Google Fits updates might help you get better sleep

first_img Google Now playing: Watch this: null 3:45 Share your voice Google Fit is getting new features soon.  Google; screenshot by Shelby Brown/CNET Google Fit has added some new features to its app after last year’s revamp introduced Heart Points and Move Minutes. Now users can take advantage of logging sleep patterns, mapping their routes — be they for running, hiking, biking or other activities– and saving their eyesight with dark mode. Google said it’s rolling out the updates to both iOS and Android over the next week. You can link other sleep apps to Google Fit. The app will create charts that show sleep patterns over time, Google said Friday. Your sleep history is accessible for additions and edits through the app’s journal. For help winding down at night, you can turn on the app’s new dark mode feature in Settings.”At Google Fit, we understand that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is more than just tracking what you do on the go. It’s also about resting up and powering down,” Defne Gurel, Google Fit product manager, said in the blog post.center_img Mobile Mobile Apps Wellness Tags 0 5 reasons why fitness trackers don’t guarantee you’ll…last_img read more

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Hoping for jobs and lower fuel costs an Alaska Native Corporation explores

first_imgExploration well Tolsona No. 1, located about 11 miles West of Glennallen, Alaska (Photo by Elizabeth Harball. alaska’s Energy Desk – Anchorage)Alaska Native Regional Corporation Ahtna, Inc. is searching for natural gas to reduce local energy costs and provide jobs. Last week, Ahtna, Inc. subsidiary Tolsona Oil & Gas Exploration LLC started drilling an exploration well on state land near Glennallen.Listen Now Daniel Lee, oil and gas development manager for Ahtna, gave a tour of the new well on Monday.“What we’re looking at currently is a great big blue piece of iron, which is a drilling rig,” said Lee. “This is a true exploration, this is a brand new hole that we are drilling in the ground.”The drill is slowly descending thousands of feet beneath the gravel pad. Ahtna is hoping it will find enough recoverable natural gas to power their community. Ahtna, Inc. president Michelle Anderson explained high fuel costs are a big burden for Interior Alaska.“To fill your fuel tank up here in the wintertime, for many people, it’s as much as a mortgage payment in Anchorage,” said Anderson.The Alaska Department of Commerce reports heating fuel prices in Interior Alaska are among the highest in the state. Ahtna hopes natural gas will be a cheaper replacement. They also hope a find will mean more jobs.Ahtna shareholder and former board member Roy S. Ewan said, “There’s just no work out here. There’s no economic development.”Ewan said many of Ahtna’s young people move to Anchorage or Fairbanks to find work; Ahtna hopes a natural gas find will change that.Alaska Native Regional Corporations driving energy development is a trend worth watching according to Tim Bradner, editor of the Alaska Economic Report. Bradner said in the past, private companies took the lead while Native Corporations were either passive partners or bought in later.“This is kind of a different thing,” said Bradner, “Where the Corporations themselves are leading the exploration and putting their own money at risk.”Fairbanks-based Regional Native Corporation Doyon, Limited is also exploring for gas in Interior Alaska.During the tour of Ahtna’s drilling site near Glennallen, Lee said exploration means they might find gas — or they might not.“Worst case is we get to our targeted depth and there is nothing there, and that’s considered a dry hole,” said Lee. “And with that, you reassess whether you want to move forward with further exploration wells or not.”Lee says the company chose this spot to drill because it’s promising. However, there’s no guarantee the $11 million project will find what it’s looking for.last_img read more

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Brazilian guitarist plays Beatles Yesterday during brain surgery in viral video

first_img The Beatles classic Yesterday was among the repertoire a Brazilian guitarist played for a select audience of doctors and nurses while they were performing brain surgery on him.Doctors at the Nossa Senhora da Conceicao hospital in the southern Santa Catarina state needed Anthony Kulkamp Dias, 33, to remain conscious as they proceeded to remove a tumour, in order to better map his brain and avoid injuring tissue that could cause permanent damage.Dias, a former professional musician for 20 years who recently turned banker, embraced his guitar and strummed a selection of Brazilian folk songs while lying on the operating table.The exceptional performance was recorded on camera by hospital staff, led by neurosurgeon Marcos Ghizoni, and later posted on Facebook where it soon went viral.The doctors asked me to repeat a country song, so I even had an encore, Kulkamp told the Brazilian news outlet G1.He played a total of six songs throughout the operation during which he had to stop and rest several times.My right hand was a bit weaker because that was the side that they were operating on, he told G1. I was interspersing songs and talking.The hospital said Diass opening song was Emanuel, a piece he composed for his son born only a month prior to the surgery. The guitarist was diagnosed with brain tumour two weeks later.Clinical director Jean Abreu Machado said usually this type of surgery is carried out with the patient under general anaesthetic, but the risk of harming vital areas of the brain is too high when the tumour is close to them.By keeping the patient awake during surgery, these areas can be monitored in real time, Machado said. It really is a great challenge for the whole surgery team, including the anaesthetist.Kulkamp said 90% of the tumour was successfully removed. Closelast_img read more

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As stock markets plumb new depths pick up your Karl Marx reader

first_imgA man ties a balloon to the horns of a bull statue at the entrance of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) while celebrating the Sensex index rising to over 30,000, in Mumbai, India April 26, 2017.Reuters fileThe mad selloff on Tuesday exposed the shaky legs of the markets once again. The Indian equities fell nearly 3 percent, wiping out more than five lakh crore of investor wealth. No one should be unreasonably nerved by it as, of course, the Sensex and Nifty will bounce back — unwittingly though.However, a little inquiry into the reasons of the crash will unravel some quirky aspects of the system of wealth creation that has been built in the last four decades of neo-liberalism.The latest plunge was triggered by a historic sell-off in the US equities on Monday. As it’s been happily said over and over again in the last several decades, when the US markets catch a cold, the Asian bourses sneeze. Let’s forget about that, and look at what triggered that portentous cold and sneeze in the Dow Jones.The main reason of that psychotic sell-off was actually a positive news. That the US job markets were upbeat, unemployment was near historic lows and the outlook for wages growth in the country was bright. In fact, the positive jobs data had come on the back of a series of robust macro economic data.However, the good jobs data touched raw nerves in the Wall Street. The reasoning was that an increase in wages will push up inflation, which in turn will force the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. Of course higher interest rates will increase the borrowing costs of companies. Hence the sell-off. Sound logic, no questions about it.Class struggle theory is relevant todayBut it only goes to prove that the Marxian theory of class struggle is relevant today. Because, in its philosophical essence, the rout in the markets manifested the inverse correlation between wealth and the people who create wealth. Down to its bare core, that’s why the prospect of better wages for the working class erodes wealth in trillions.If good wages are bad for wealth creation that only means Marxian class theory is relevant now more than ever. In the US, as everywhere else, good wages lead to higher consumption. Why shouldn’t that be good for the economy? Why shouldn’t that be good for the markets? Won’t better wages give you the magic bullet of higher consumer spending and bigger savings?That’s because the operating logic of the financial markets is fundamentally different. There’s an alienation of wage and an alienation of labour value from the very result of the labour. Labour power is used to create wealth, to make goods and offer services. And wages are the compensation for a class of people who sell their only asset to be able to buy commodities and avail of services they need. Sensex movements since May 2014Reuters fileExploitative capital markets helped (and loved) to break this chain. According to Karl Marx, the wealth created in capitalism is the sum total of the unpaid labour of workers. The more the unpaid labour, the greater the profit. The higher the prospects of better wages, the more biting the fear of lower profits. Hence the market crash!A fair day’s wage for a fair day’s workThe (spooky) data showed on Friday that US wage growth was 2.9 percent in January and that it could breach 3 percent in the next few months. This topped the overall sanguine 2017 job market sentiment. Unemployment last year was near historic lows at 4.1, the best levels since the turn of the century. And then comes in the spooky logic –if unemployment is too low, the bargaining capacity of the workers will increase.Obviously modern financial markets would only scoff at the old slogan ‘A fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work’. The wealth created by workers of all hues has gone up manifold but the wages distribution remains skewed. Let sweatshops thrive in the third world and let the workers earn just enough to stay alive. Let the capitalist binge consumption be a closed door celebration.A quarter century ago Francis Fukuyama said in his seminal work ‘The End of History and the Last Man’ that ideology is dead and there will be nothing ever to replace capitalism. That was when neo-liberalism was at the height if its success.However, a good crash reminds you of Marx, again. After all he was not the least perceptive among our economic theorists.last_img read more

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Party Politics Texas Edition Ep 21 Of Rollercoasters And Monuments

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /17:04 Listen center_img X David R. TribbleThe original Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas.On this episode of Party Politics: Texas Edition, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus break down these tumultuous topics in Texas political news:Ag Commissioner Sid Miller is angry at Six Flags for removing the Confederate flagThe battle over redistricting continuesHuffines v. Paxton: a battle in the Texas Senate!Texas ranked 39th in state corruptionFederal Judge tosses Texas Voter ID law!Then, in light of the University of Texas’ removal of Confederate monuments from their main mall, the profs talk about what should happen with monuments like these around the state. By the way, don’t forget to check out our national episodes of Party Politics, too.Party Politics is produced by Dacia Clay, Edel Howlin and Laura Lucas. Our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander. This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgMay 17, 2010 – Physicians and other caregivers can collaborate and communicate over networks via standard computer systems, laptops, tablets, mobile smart phones, and new devices such as the iPad. These networked collaboration systems completely change the mechanism of clinical healthcare by enabling care-giving teams the ability to connect to any medical imaging procedure or DICOM study and communicate and collaborate to better deliver high quality, safe, and efficient care to patients. At the ATA annual meeting and exhibition in San Antonio, Texas, Foresight Imaging is showing telemedicine product line, which includes an imaging portal, collaboration and mobile smart phone products.TIMS Consultant is a networked system that allows clinicians at various locations to view and participate in a live medical or diagnostic imaging procedure. Participants have full annotation and telestration capability to emphasize or highlight areas of the live video stream. Multiple video sources and multiple clients can be used with the TIMS Consultant. TIMS Collaborator includes all of the functionality of the TIMS Consultant, and adds the breakthrough capability of multi-client collaboration on live video streams, stored images or videos, and DICOM studies from picture archive and communication systems (PACS) and electronic medical records (EMR). Participants can store annotated graphics on the stored images, videos, or studies and save them as DICOM files. The resulting files can then be routed to PACS or EMRs for a record of the collaboration session. TIMS Mobile DICOM is engineered for physicians and clinicians to view DICOM studies on their mobile smart phones. DICOM studies can be retrieved from PACS and reviewed on mobile smart phones such as the Blackberry and iPhone. TIMS Mobile DICOM also supports the iPad. The TIMS Mobile Consultant application enables physicians to view live diagnostic imaging procedures, such as fluoroscopy, ultrasound, endoscopy, and more, as well as surgical camera video on mobile smart phones. For more information: www.tims.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Foresight Imaging supports TIMS Mobile DICOM for mobile phones. Technology | May 17, 2010 Telemedicine Line Enables Remote Image Analysis, Consultation last_img read more

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Records broken at Atenas chili cook off

first_imgNo related posts. By Judy Timson | Special to the Tico TimesOn the morning of Feb. 10, more than 100 volunteers arrived at Quinta Roma Vista in Atenas, a park-like setting that suits large events. This year’s 27 chili-making teams began setting up. Judges checked in. The Chili Queen and entertainment arrived. Sponsors set up their booths. The beer tent was ready to go. Hot dogs were on the grill. The aroma from 27 pots of home-cooked chili filled the air. And that was all before the event had even started.  At 11 a.m. when the gates opened, new records were about to be set.There was a record turnout – more than 1,500 people attended. Tico chili cooks, judges and attendants also outnumbered previous years. The community got involved through corporate sponsorships, personal donations from friends and families and a “Coins for Kids” program, in which people saved their coins and dropped them at the event.What drives this charity event? The kids do! There is a real need for support at Hogar de Vida, a local children’s home founded by Tim & Dena Stromstad in 1995. Thirty-five Costa Rican children live on this property, aged ten and younger. Many of these children have been abandoned or abused, and Hogar de Vida meets their needs by offering a stable home, good nutrition, clothing, education, authority figures and spiritual training. Due to a recent break-in on the Hogar de Vida property, safety had become the top priority. Chili Cook-Off proceeds will help lay the foundation for a safer and more secure property.  And just how much money did this community raise to support Hogar de Vida? A whopping $20,000! This amount quadrupled over last year’s donation to Hogar. And now for the best news: on Monday, Feb. 18, barely a week after the Chili Cook-Off, the money was already being put to use for a newly constructed security wall at Hogar de Vida. It was a fun-filled, exciting and memorable day, for which so many show up with open hearts and open pocketbooks.  What started in 2006 by Kay and Tom Costello, in their small restaurant (Kay’s Gringo Postres), has grown beyond many of our expectations or hopes. It was a great day all the way around.Visit our website for additional updates at www.atenaschilicookoff.com – and stay tuned as we begin to plan for the 2014 Atenas Charity Chili Cook Off.Winners1st Place – Jalapenos2nd Place – Maria’s Texas Chili3rd Place – South of the “South of the Border”4th Place – Costa Rica Chicas5th Place – Sperone6th Place – Vamos Gourmet Catering and International CuisineVegetarian – Chesapeake Chili ChampsShowmanship 1st Place – Roca CalienteShowmanship Honorable Mention – JalapenosShowmanship Honorable Mention – Hot MeatPeople’s Choice – eMi (Engineering Ministries International) Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Gold Cup roundup USA Mexico earn blowout wins in first games

first_imgThe 2019 Gold Cup has featured several blowouts and few upsets through each country’s first game.The Tico Times recaps the first match day for each group.Group A: Mexico demonstrates its prowessMexico exceed high expectations with a 7-0 thrashing of Cuba on Saturday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.Uriel Antuna scored a hat-trick in just his third appearance with the senior national team. The 21-year-old took advantage of being in the right place at the right time, but that’s a testament to a Mexican attack that decimated Cuba’s defense.Mexico will face its toughest Group A test on Wednesday night against Canada, which earned a convincing victory of its own in a 4-0 decision over Martinique. Keep an eye on 19-year-old striker Jonathan David, who has the ability to test El Tri‘s back line and keep the match interesting.Group B: Costa Rica on top, Nicaragua sends home playersAs we’ve covered extensively, Costa Rica enjoyed a 4-0 win over Nicaragua at the National Stadium on Sunday.Earlier that day in La Sabana, Bermuda gave Haiti a scare but fell, 2-1, after allowing a pair of second-half goals. Frantzdy Pierrot scored a brace for Haiti to prevent an upset against the Gold Cup first-timers.Nicaragua will be shorthanded when it faces Haiti as the country’s soccer federation sent home three players — Marlon Lopez, Carlos Montenegro and Carlos Chavarria — for disciplinary reasons following the defeat in San José.Group C: Jamaica wins in historic matchJamaica survived a late Rubilio Castillo goal to beat Honduras, 3-2, in Kingston. The triumph capped a successful first Gold Cup match day in the Caribbean.Leon Bailey had a disappointing debut for the Reggae Boyz, but Jamaica still put itself in position to claim top spot in the group. Up next is El Salvador — which beat Curaçao 1-0 — in Houston, and all eyes will be on the 21-year-old winger.Honduras was unfortunate to fall into Jamaica’s group, as the Central Americans played an away match despite being a seeded team. Still, Honduras can remain in contention for a quarterfinal berth with a win against Curaçao.Group D: United States rolls, but tougher tests awaitThe United States dominated Guyana, as expected, with Tyler Boyd’s brace leading the North Americans to a 4-0 victory.It only gets harder, though, as the U.S. now faces a Trinidad & Tobago side that will be desperate for a win following a 2-0 defeat to Panama. Normally, a USA-Trinidad & Tobago match wouldn’t have too much intrigue, but remember the Soca Warriors defeated the United States in 2018 World Cup qualifying.Assuming no upsets, Group D is setting up for a decisive meeting between Panama and the United States next Wednesday in Kansas City. Facebook Comments Related posts:No Navas as Costa Rica names roster for Peru friendly Costa Rica falls to Peru, 1-0, in Gold Cup warmup Costa Rica returns with full-strength lineup in last step toward World Cup qualifying Costa Rica opens Gold Cup 2019 with commanding win over Nicaragualast_img read more

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Virgin expands NZ codeshare

first_imgVirgin Australia currently codeshare to all Air New Zealand domestic destinations. Virgin Australia has added its code on an additional 17 Air New Zealand domestic routes. “Following the recent reauthorisation of our trans-Tasman alliance with Air New Zealand, we have expanded our codeshare agreement in order to provide customers with more choice when travelling in New Zealand,” Virgin Australia chief commercial officer Judith Crompton said. The expanded codeshare agreement provides passengers with more choice and greater flexibility when travelling in New Zealand. Air New Zealand recently increased its share in Virgin Australia to boost competition in the region. The two airline’s trans-Tasman alliance began in 2011 and was recently re-authorised until October 2018, enabling improved connections and increased capacity between Australia and New Zealand. Source = ETB News: P.T.last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterThere’s a new member of the Royal Caribbean family as the global cruise line officially took delivery of its 24th ship, Ovation of the Seas, in a ceremony held on Friday in Bremerhaven, Germany. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain received the new ship from Meyer Werft Yard’s Managing Partner Bernard Meyer at the official handover ceremony. Ovation of the Seas will be the newest, biggest and most technologically advanced cruise ship to sail in Australia when she arrives in December. She is the third Quantum-class ship built at Meyer Werft and together with her sister ships, Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, features unprecedented first-at-sea experiences and amenities.“Ovation of the Seas is magnificent,” said Richard. “Our thanks to the Meyer Werft team for their ongoing partnership in designing and building awe-inspiring ships with us.”“It’s wonderful to welcome Ovation of the Seas to the Royal Caribbean family of ships,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “We have once again introduced yet another one of the most technologically advanced cruise ships and the very first that has been built for the Asia Pacific market – a market we continue to demonstrate our commitment to expanding. Quantum Class has redefined the status quo, and we are excited for our guests in China and Australia to enjoy their extraordinary holidays onboard this stunner.”Ovation of the Seas will now sail to Southampton, U.K., where the ship will offer a series of short getaways before she sets sail on her 52-night ‘Global Odyssey’ to arrive in Beijing (Tianjin) for her inaugural China season commencing from 24 June 2016. On 30 November 2016, she will set sail on a 15-night Singapore to Sydney voyage via Fremantle, Adelaide and Hobart repositioning to her new Sydney home for her maiden Australian season.Royal Caribbean International recently announced the extension of the US$1 billion Ovation of the Seas’ maiden Australia season by a month with the addition of four new sailings. The brand also confirmed that Ovation of the Seas will return for a second season in summer 2017/18 due to the extraordinary demand for the ship from Australians. Together these new programs will add almost 60,000 new beds to the local cruise market.Ovation and her sister ships, Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, belong to the Quantum class of ships and are built with the most advanced technology. They feature first-at-sea amenities including the North Star, an observation capsule that gently rises more than 90 metres in the air to treat guests to breathtaking panoramic views; thrilling skydiving and surfing experiences; Two70, a daily social space which transforms into a multifunctional entertainment place in the evening; and SeaPlex, the largest indoor activity space at sea, which includes basketball, roller-skating, bumper cars, and more.Each ship offers 18 restaurants onboard with a variety of cuisines to choose from as well as the industry’s most relaxing and luxurious accommodations at sea with the unique Loft Suites and ground-breaking Virtual Balcony staterooms, interior accommodations that feature large digital screens displaying real-time views, ensuring that every room has a view.Ovation spans 18 decks, encompasses 168,666 gross registered tons, carries 4,180 guests at double occupancy and features 2,091 staterooms.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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