Bryan Adams Supports Sick Fan At Concert

first_imgConcert goers at a Bryan Adams show in Canterbury, UK, came together in a very unique way on Saturday night!The audience and the band raised approximately £10,000 for a 16 year old girl, Kelly Turner, who is suffering from a rare form of cancer. With the help of security personnel the bin made the rounds, not once but twice as fans responded to the spontaneous gesture from the Canadian rock star.Kelly who was diagnosed with Desmoplastic small cell tumor last fall, attended the concert with her parents, and met Adams just ahead of the show.She is raising money to seek treatment in New York at Memorial Sloan Kettering, where the cost of the operation and adjunct therapy is expected to cost £1,000,000.00.As Adams noted from the stage, “They have raised £100,000 so far, but they need to raise a lot more. So if you give as much as you can, that’s all I’m asking. This next song is dedicated not only to her and her family, but to all of you and your generosity tonight.”With that he sang “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”, which August 5th retained its status as the longest running #1 song in the UK, when fellow Canadian Justin Bieber edged out Drake who was one week shy of tying Adams’ longstanding record.Kelly Turner’s fundraising efforts can be supported here.last_img read more

Opposition raises serious concerns

He said the opposition will fully back a proposal already before parliament, calling on Mahendran to be removed as the Central Bank Governor. “This is a historic issue. When the majority language is Sinhalese a Singapore National has been brought here and made Governor of the Central Bank and he is signing notes in English,” he said.Nimal Siripala de Silva also raised concerns over the arrest of several SLFP members, including Basil Rajapaksa, Johnston Fernando and Sajin de Vass Gunawardena.He said the SLFP has no issues with the investigations but it feels the arrest is part of an attempt to weaken the SLFP and take political revenge. Meanwhile former Minister and SLFP MP Dullas Alahapperuma said that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) had told him he will be arrested if he fails to appear before the police to make a statement over a protest he took part in opposite the Bribery and Corruption Commission recently.Alahapperuma says he has been accused of carrying a distorted Sri Lanka flag at the protest. (Colombo Gazette) Mahendran had been accused over a treasury bond issue but was cleared by a committee appointed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.Nimal Siripala de Silva said that Mahendran, a Sri Lankan born Singapore National, has also issued local currency notes signed in English and not Sinhalese. “We will continue to fight in Parliament for his removal,” the opposition leader said at a media briefing today. “The law is being misused,” the former Minister said. The opposition today raised serious concerns over several issues including over the arrest of some Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members.Opposition leader and SLFP member Nimal Siripala de Silva demanded the removal of Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran based on several allegations. read more

Som Seifs Purpose Financial is buying small business lender Thinking Capital

TORONTO — Financial services firm Purpose Financial LP has signed a deal to acquire financial technology startup Thinking Capital Financial Corp., a lender to small business.Terms of the deal, which includes a combination of cash and securities, were not immediately available.Purpose Financial says the agreement will create a business with significant balance sheet strength, strong financial backing and a diversified funding model.ETF pioneer Som Seif to announce acquisition, new investor in plan to quintuple assets at PurposeThinking Capital is expected to keep its headquarters in Montreal and all of its employees will remain with the company.Jeff Mitelman, CEO and co-founder of Thinking Capital, will also become a managing partner of Purpose Financial and hold a meaningful equity position in Purpose Financial alongside existing investor TorQuest and Thinking Capital’s management.Purpose Financial is the parent company to Purpose Investments, Purpose Advisor Solutions and Purpose Innovation Labs. read more

Torontoarea residential property sales fall 15 per cent from February 2012

by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 5, 2013 7:27 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Toronto-area residential property sales fall 15 per cent from February 2012 TORONTO – The number of homes sold last month in the Toronto area was down about 15 per cent from the same time last year.The Greater Toronto Area Realtors association says there were 5,759 sales through the Toronto Multiple Listing Services in February.That’s down from 6,809 in February 2012, when the month had an extra day.The lower sales volume continues a months-long trend in Toronto.However, prices continued to go up.The association says the average transaction price last month in the Greater Toronto Area was $510,580, up from $510,249 in February 2012. read more

BBC comedy portrays Meghan Markle as trailer trash American who threatens to

The Duchess is voiced by Gbemisola Ikunelo, an actress, writer and comedian The “semi-scripted” show features Putin interviewing guests including Alastair Campbell and June SarpongCredit:BBC A BBC spokesperson said: “Viewers will clearly recognise this performance as a spoof and highly satirical, within the context of a programme which lampoons a wide range of public figures and the public’s perception of them.” The “semi-scripted” show, which was commissioned as two pilot episodes, features Putin interviewing guests including Alastair Campbell and June Sarpong. Putin is played by the comedian Natt Tapley. The “semi-scripted” show features Putin interviewing guests including Alastair Campbell and June Sarpong The character says she is taking part in the show “to get to know you, the United British of Kingdom people” and to boost her social media profile. The Duchess is voiced by Gbemisola Ikunelo, an actress, writer and comedian who also appears in the BBC Three sketch show Famalam.Ikunelo said she had conceived the character as the opposite of how the Duchess really behaves. “Anybody who has seen anything of Meghan Markle in public will know that she seems incredibly agreeable and friendly, always smiling. So I was interested in finding humour in the ridiculous… What if somebody who seems super lovely in public actually has a really mean streak? What would that look like? So I introduced an over-the-top, shouty, hill-billy drawl,” she explained.“The show was made in front of a live audience, so it required real-time reactions from the character – I reacted to events as they happened from in the studio and my movements and voice was transferred to the animated Meghan character in the exact same way as it is done with Vladimir’s character (who gets pretty angry himself!).“If a character I chose to play happens to be angry in a moment, I’m okay with it. Because black people and people of colour are entitled to the whole spectrum of emotions being human demands. So I’m done censoring legit choices and feelings because someone might misinterpret me as an angry black woman. That trope belongs to the media, not to black women.” The Duchess is voiced by Gbemisola Ikunelo, an actress, writer and comedian The BBC is to broadcast a comedy which portrays the Duchess of Sussex as a ‘trailer trash’ American who threatens to knife the Duchess of Cambridge in a jealous rage.The BBC Two programme, Tonight With Vladimir Putin, is a spoof chat show that uses performance capture technology to turn comedians into 3D digital characters.Both episodes, to be shown tomorrow night, include a feature entitled ‘Meghan Markle’s Royal Sparkle’. The Duchess of Sussex character takes planted questions from the studio audience.She is asked: “What makes you angry?” and replies with an anecdote about the Duchess of Cambridge asking to borrow her hairbrush.“I say no because that’s gross and then I leave my room and come back and I can tell she’s used my hairbrush anyway because it’s covered in skanky hair that’s going grey and I say, ‘Stay the f— out of my trailer or I’ll cut you, Kate,’” she yells,The show also makes fun of the Duchess’s relationship with her father, Thomas Markle. “I’d just like to know: how’s your dad?” an audience member asks. “Great question. Next,” the Duchess replies.When she is asked by a woman what it is like being married to the Duke, she responds: “I’m just wondering why you’re so interested there, missy? I mean, what’s that about? Do you have a problem with me and Harry? Are you trying to lay claim to my man?” She then challenges the questioner to a fight, saying: “We can go right now, bitch, you and me.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Gardaí search for Cork man missing since the early hours of Saturday

first_imgUpdated 06 January 2014: Jason O’Connor was found safe and wellGARDAÍ IN CORK are seeking help to find a 32-year-old man missing since the early hours of Saturday morning.Jason O’Connor from Silversprings was last seen near his home at about 5am yesterday morning.He is described as being 5′ 9” in height, of thin build, with short dark hair and green eyes.When last seen he was wearing a black anorak jacket, a brown and blue striped t-shirt and a cap.Anyone with information is asked to contact Mayfield Garda Station 021-4558510 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.last_img read more

Las Vegas casino once owned by WWE to be imploded

first_img Now Playing Up Next SFGate.com has a new article up on the imminent implosion of the Clarion Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 10 between 2 to 3AM PT. The casino was once owned by the WWE for a short period of time, with plans to give a WWE-themed makeover before the company quickly scrapped their plans for the casino and sold it. SFGate.com: Implosion to take down Clarion Hotel off Las Vegas StripRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipThis Pool Will Give You NightmaresVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:57/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:52 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Google+ Holidays – Fairmont Hotel Monte Carlo Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Area 51 Event Is Cancelled WhatsAppcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Facebook Smackdown Live star leaves WWE tour, Silverdome demolition fails Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Report: AG Barr Has Booked Trump’s DC Hotel For $30K Holiday Party Wave of evacuees fills Polk hotels Kickoff Show match set for No Mercy, Look back at Sting vs. Seth Rollins This Pool Will Give You Nightmareslast_img read more

Homicide victim found at house fire identified

first_imgThe man found dead inside a burning Woodland home Tuesday morning has been identified by a coroner.Donald William Howard, 62, was a residence of the home where his body was found, according to a press release from the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office. Howard died of blunt-force trauma, and his death was a homicide, according to the Cowlitz County Office of the Coroner.Crews with Clark County Fire & Rescue responded to the fire at 2145 Dahlia St. at 4:35 a.m. Tuesday, and after quickly extinguishing the flames, they found the body. Firefighters withdrew from the building and turned the crime scene over to the Woodland Police Department. Authorities said that the fire appeared intentionally set.Detectives finished examining the crime scene early Thursday morning and are continuing to seek tips from the public in the case, police said.“We have received several tips from the public and are grateful that people have contacted us,” said Charlie Rosenzweig, chief criminal deputy with the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office.He asked that people contact sheriff’s Sgt. Brad Thurman at 360-577-3092 with additional tips, “especially if anyone had seen or had contact with Howard on Sunday or Monday. This case is very active, and we will continue to work on this with as much resources as are available.”People also can leave a tip with the sheriff’s office using the tip411 app on a smart phone, police said.last_img read more

Clark County agencies keep an eye on distracted drivers

first_imgAs a red Ford F-250 hauling a 22-foot Alumaweld boat was headed north on Interstate 5 Sunday afternoon, the driver appeared to be focused on something other than the hefty, accelerating machinery. He also held a cellphone to his ear.Washington State Patrol Trooper Jeffrey Heath pulled the man over. The driver admitted to speaking on the phone after forgetting his Bluetooth device — a $136 mistake.More than 150 law enforcement agencies in the state, including local ones, have added extra patrols looking for distracted driving since March 28 and through April 14. In WSP District 5 — which covers Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Klickitat, and Skamania Counties — about 20 troopers have been engaged in the patrols, Heath said. Over a typical 10-hour shift, troopers may encounter 10 to 20 distracted drivers, he said.In 2017, Washington passed stricter distracted driving laws. Last year, handheld cellphone use was down 40 percent from 2017, according to a November 2018 Washington State Traffic Safety Commission observational study. While Clark County saw a slight uptick in 2018 with a 6.5 percent distracted driving rate, the figure is one of the lowest in the state, according to the study.“If you’re distracted, law enforcement is focused on finding and ticketing you,” Traffic Safety Commission Target Zero Manager Hilary Torres said in a news release. “Fortunately, there are signs that Washington drivers are increasingly taking safety into their own hands, by keeping their hands off their phones.”last_img read more

Kessie is following in the footsteps of Bakayoko

first_imgTiemoue Bakayoko should be an example to all AC Milan players, according to Franck Kessie.AC Milan breezed past Empoli 3-0 at the San Siro thanks to goals from Piatek, Kessie and Samu Castillejo.The win took the Rossoneri within a point of third place, awaiting Inter’s match with Fiorentina.However, the Ivorian midfielder who was on target feels Milan players should emulate the hard-work of Chelsea loanee Bakayako in their quest for a Champions League ticket.“There’s a long way to go yet. We have to keep going, pick up three points every time and continue to win,” Kessie told Football Italia.“We just have to work hard and do what the Coach asks. I have to continue like this, do better than last season and try to score more goals.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….Bakayoko was jeered during the first few months of his Milan career, on loan from Chelsea, but was given a standing ovation at San Siro tonight.Kessie goal… cheeky… #MIlan pic.twitter.com/wQNPn4PVFe— Jay 🇮🇳 (@JayGooner_) February 22, 2019“This is football, when things go badly, everyone jeers. Now Bakayoko is doing remarkable things, helps the team so much and we must remember if we all follow his example, we can win every game.”Milan are still in the hunt for the Coppa Italia and with Piatek in prolific form, it may be risky to write them off.last_img read more

Red Hot Chili Peppers Set For Music Education Fundraiser

first_img“When I was a kid, I was heading for trouble. I was running around in the street, I was robbing, I was breaking into houses, I was doing drugs. I was cutting class and smoking weed,” Flea told Rolling Stone. “The one thing that kept me together and kept me straight was music. The only reason I even went to school was because I liked playing in the band.”The conservatory will host its annual fundraising concert on Sept. 9, with guest performers including GRAMMY winner Randy Newman and GRAMMY nominated drummer Anderson .Paak, along with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Silverlake’s own children’s choir.This year’s effort marks a proud day for the conservatory’s community of supporters as it will double as a showcase of sorts.”It has 12 private-lesson rooms, 4 classrooms, a big performance space, and we have about 800 kids that come through,” said Flea. “Everyone that comes will be able to see the school, get a feel for what’s going on and be a part of it.”More Music Education: How The Arts Came Out Ahead In The House Budget News Red Hot Chili Peppers Set For Music Education Fundraiser Facebook NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jun 13, 2016 – 12:00 pm Red Hot Chili Peppers Win Best Rock Album How Flea Is Supporting Music Education red-hot-chili-peppers-set-music-education-fundraiser Twitter Email Sept. 9 concert supporting Flea’s Silverlake Conservatory of Music in L.A. to feature special guestsPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Aug 14, 2017 – 2:54 pm GRAMMY.comFor Flea, bass player with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, music education saves lives. He knows firsthand, and that is why he founded the Silverlake Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles in 2001 and why he continues to advocate for adequate federal funding to nourish music education.last_img read more

Rajiv Gandhis vision has put India on growth path Shabbir Ali

first_imgHyderabad: Former minister and ex-Leader of Opposition in Telangana State Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir said that it was due to the vision of former prime minister late Rajiv Gandhi which took India into the league of powerful nations in the world. Addressing the 75th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Rajiv Gandhi here on Tuesday, Shabbir Ali recalled the services of former PM and described them as revolutionary. Paying rich tributes to Rajiv Gandhi, Shabbir Ali said that the edge India is having over other nations in Information Technology, Telecommunication and other digital sectors was solely due to the initiatives taken by Rajiv Gandhi. Calling Rajiv Gandhi the Father of Digital Revolution, he said that lakhs of jobs in the IT and related sectors today were the result of initiatives taken under Rajiv Gandhi’s regime. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us Shabbir Ali said that Rajiv Gandhi was highly concerned towards the youth and it was he who reduced the qualifying age for voters from 21 to 18 years. This enabled the involvement of youth in the decision making the process. Similarly, he said today women were enjoying 33% reservation in local bodies due to the 73rd and 74th Amendments brought by Rajiv Gandhi. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us He expressed concern over malicious attempts being made by RSS and other outfits of Sangh Parivar to malign the image of the Nehru-Gandhi family. He said that the contribution of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi was unforgettable. He said the Nehru-Gandhi family’s contribution to building and strengthening the nation could not be undermined. They had a clear vision of the empowerment of common people. They believed in giving more powers to the common people and never suppressed them. However, he said that the BJP Government at the Centre has been making attempts to dilute and distort history to show as if they did nothing for the country. He said the credit of building India from scratch to the level where it is today goes to Nehru-Gandhi family and Rajiv Gandhi has made a huge contribution to it. Shabbir Ali said that the Congress party would foil all the attempts by RSS and its functionaries to tamper with the history and would explain the real contribution of Rajiv Gandhi for the nation among the people.last_img read more

What You Need to Know About The Battle For Citgo — And

first_img Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /05:11 Share X Mike Mozart/FlickrCitgo has 4,000 employees in Texas and 800 in Houston alone.The future of Houston-based oil refiner Citgo is uncertain after a court ruling earlier this week.The ruling said that Citgo’s shares could be auctioned off to pay back a debt of $1.4 billion that Citgo’s parent company, the state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela, owes to a Canadian mining firm. There is also uncertainty surrounding Citgo’s Board of Directors, leading to further problems around the company’s case. One board is backed by Venezuela’s Opposition Party leader, Juan Guaidó, and is supported by the Trump administration, while the other board is loyal to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. With 4,000 Citgo employees in Texas and 800 in Houston alone, Houston Matters spoke to Loren Steffy, managing director for 30 Point Strategies about what this decision could mean. What do these court developments mean for Citgo’s 800 Houston employees?Steffy: It was already a difficult situation for them. The company is kind of caught in the middle of the power struggle between the old government and the opposition government in Venezuela. Now you have this added uncertainty that’s thrown in on top of it. If the sale was allowed to go through, Citgo has said it could cause the company to default on its debt and potentially put a lot of jobs in jeopardy. It would affect employees at all the facilities in the U.S. potentially, so at this point, it’s very hard to know exactly how this might go forward. There are a couple of legal maneuvers left, and of course, the Trump administration also has a say in this. So, nothing is certain at this point except that this aggravates the struggles of a group of employees who have already had a lot of issues with uncertainty over the last few years.Will this affect the companies that do business with Citgo?Steffy: We’ve already seen that. In addition to the Canadian mining company, Crystallex, which is the one that’s pursuing this claim, there are a number of other companies that have already lined up, including Conoco Phillips, to assert similar claims. So even if the company remains intact after this, we don’t know what will happen with the other organizations that are owed money by Citgo or by the Venezuelan government.Why might Citgo end up being auctioned off?Steffy: The company that’s pursuing this claim, Crystallex, is a defunct mining firm out of Canada. The dispute goes back to a mining claim from 2011. So they’re basically trying to collect the money that they were owed for this failed operation. The way they would do that is to actually claim the shares of Citgo’s parent company, which trades here in the United States. They would then sell those shares off in order to get the money to pay the debt.They could prevent this by looking at the legal case. An appeals court could reverse this decision. The other, probably the best hope they have is that the Trump administration is trying to support the opposition government in Venezuela, which has basically claimed Citgo. So you could see a situation where the Trump administration might step in and say those shares are protected because the Venezuelan government desperately needs the revenue that comes from Citgo and basically what’s left of the Venezuelan economy. Is this situation unusual for the energy industry?Steffy: This is very unusual. I mean, international disputes like this often see companies filing a claim trying to seize assets, but usually, the jurisdiction is not as clear cut. In this case, you’re talking about a U.S. company that is owned by the Venezuelan government. So it’s a little more clear cut from a legal standpoint, but one of the issues that we’re going to be looking for here in the next few weeks is what the Trump administration is going to do. Are they going to step in and basically cast aside the rule of law and throw out the creditor’s rights and say, “No, you can’t claim it in this case,” or are they going to allow this to proceed, in which case you hurt the government you’re trying to help and potentially cost a lot of people their jobs.This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. Listen to the full conversation with Loren Steffy on Houston Matters in the audio below:last_img read more

Build your own PC inside the PC you built with PC

first_imgConsidering we’ve got simulators for everything from driving a junker (x2) to moving into a neighborhood with a bunch of hot dads in it, I suppose it was only a matter of time until someone made a game where you assemble your own PC. It’s called PC Building Simulator, as you might guess, and it looks fabulous.I’ve built all my PCs over the years, including my current one, which I really should have waited on, since the early Skylake mobos were apparently trash. I’m sure we can line up the screw holes better than that, MSI!What was I talking about? Oh yes, the simulator. This is no joke game: it uses real, licensed parts from major manufacturers, which are (or will be) simulated down to their power draws, pins, draw counts and so on. So if you pick a power supply without enough molex connectors to handle your SLI rig and PCIe solid state system drive (or whatever), it won’t start. Or if you try to close the ultra-slim case with an 8-inch-tall heatsink on your overclocked CPU, it’ll just clank. (Some of these features are still in development.)[embedded content]Add LEDs inside the case, replace the side panel with acrylic (no!), try out a few cooling solutions… the possibilities are endless. Especially since manufacturers like Corsair, AMD and so on seem hot to add perfectly modeled virtual versions of their components to the selection.There’s even a “game” aspect where you can start your own PC repair business — someone sends you a machine that won’t boot, or shuts down randomly, and you get to figure out why that is. Run a virus scan, reseat the RAM, all that. Damn, this sounds just like my actual life.Seriously though, this is great — it might help more people get over the idea that building a PC is difficult. I mean, it is, but at least here you can go through the motions so it isn’t a total mystery when you give it a shot.The best part is that this game is made by a teenager who put together the original as a lark (it’s free on itch.io) and attracted so much attention that it’s been blown up into a full-blown game. Well, an Early Access title, anyway.last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | November 27, 2008 Multi-Use Ultrasound Images in Color Mindray’s DC-3 color ultrasound imaging system is equipped with extensive applications in abdominal, OB/GYN, endovaginal, cardiac, small parts and pediatric markets. This new system combines 2D imaging and color Doppler performance and is suited for hospitals, doctors’ offices and clinics in hopes of replacing black and white ultrasound imaging systems. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

Costa Rica still one of the best retirement destinations says International Living

Facebook Comments Costa Rica ranked fourth among the top 10 destinations in the world to retire, according to the latest report by International Living magazine.Each year, the magazine publishes a “Global Retirement Index” to guide retirees looking to become expats.The ranking compiles statistics on quality of life, wealth, infrastructure, bureaucratic red tape and access to basic health care services.It also includes opinions from magazine correspondents and expats from around the world.This year’s ranking states that Costa Rica’s “legacy of year-round warm weather, as well as longtime political stability and public safety” earn the country a ranking in the top 10.The publication also highlights the country’s health care system and states that Costa Rica “is still going strong because the country continues to tick the boxes of those looking for their place in the sun. Plus, because of its long history as an expat haven, it’s easier than ever to start a new chapter in your life.”Panama took the top spot this year, thanks to quality infrastructure (Panama soon will have Central America’s first subway system), reduced red tape (especially regarding visas) and good access for global airlines.Ecuador dropped one slot to second place, while Malaysia took third.The Global Retirement Index 2014: Courtesy of International Living Magazine No related posts. read more

Juan Valdez inaugurates its first Costa Rica store

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica’s franchise sector grows by nearly 13 percent in 2014 Grupo Britt opens gourmet coffee store in San José Starbucks to sell Tico brand in Costa Rica store Starbucks opens second Costa Rica location on Thursday Colombian coffee giantJuan Valdez on Thursday officially inaugurated the first of five coffee shops it plans to open in Costa Rica this year, representing a total investment of $2 million.The coffee and souvenir shop launched operations earlier this month, however, company officials held the official opening ceremony this week.The franchisee Corporación JV invested $450,000 on its first store located near La Sabana Park, west of San José. They currently employ 20 people directly and 24 indirectly.The other stores will open in Desamparados, south of the capital, and in the provinces of Alajuela and Heredia. In total, the company expects to employ some 300 people by the end of the year.Hernán Méndez, President of Procafecol, the company that manages the commercial expansion of Juan Valdez, said they are very excited to launch operations in Costa Rica.“It is a big challenge for us to enter highly demanding markets and also represents an important step for our brand. We are confident that the quality of our coffee and the warmth of our service will fit well with Costa Ricans’ demanding palate,” Méndez said at the opening.The Colombian company in recent years has shown interest in expanding its operation in Central America. Currently they have stores in Panama and El Salvador and on Thursday Méndez confirmed plans to open 40 locations in the region over the next five years, 15 of them in Costa Rica.Juan Valdez is a fictional character created by the Colombian Coffee Growers’ Federation in 1958 to represent Colombia’s 500,000 coffee farmers, the company stated.See also: Lawsuit filed over Juan Valdez and his mule Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Azerbaijan troops killed in Armenia border clash

first_imgWarning that Azeri-Armenian tensions could escalate into a broader conflict with terrible consequences, Clinton said the U.S. would continue to press with France, Russia and others on mediation efforts.Violations of the cease-fire have been frequent, and diplomatic efforts to solve the conflict have failed. The U.S. hopes that at the least Armenia and Azerbaijan can agree to a set of basic principles that might lead to peace. These include the return of territories and uprooted people to their homes, and an eventual vote on the area’s future.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Top Stories Comments   Share   5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Sponsored Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Associated PressBAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) – Azerbaijan’s defense ministry said Tuesday that five of its soldiers were killed in clashes with Armenian troops alongside the border separating the two countries, deepening tensions between the two former Soviet nations.The ministry said in a statement that exchanges of gunfire have been reported over the last two days at numerous points along Azerbaijan’s western border. Armenia had said earlier that three of its soldiers died in the clashes. Quick workouts for men Top holiday drink recipes Azerbaijan and Armenia have for two decades been at odds over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh territory, which lies within Azerbaijan, but was taken over by Armenia during a six-year war that killed about 30,000 people and displaced 1 million.The incidents come just as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has embarked on a tour of the South Caucasus in the hope of mediating progress in territorial disputes in the region.Azerbaijan’s defense ministry said one clash took place near the village of Ashagy Askipara early Tuesday morning, after their soldiers were attacked by Armenian commandos. Four Azeri troops were killed in the fighting, officials said. Another soldier died in a separate incident, the ministry said.Armenia on Monday said three of its soldiers were killed and another six were wounded in villages nearby.Clinton decried the “senseless deaths of young soldiers and innocent civilians” as part of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict _ just hours after Monday’s border clash.“I am very concerned about the danger of escalation of tensions and the senseless deaths of young soldiers and innocent civilians,” Clinton told reporters after a dinner with Armenia’s president and foreign minister. “The use of force will not resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” she said, urging the sides to refrain from violence. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathslast_img read more

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