USsanctioned man to be N Korea president

first_imgSeoul: North Korea has replaced its long-serving nominal head of state with a close aide to leader Kim Jong Un who was placed on a US sanctions list last year for alleged human rights abuses, state media said Friday. Kim Yong Nam, who held the position for almost 20 years, was replaced by Choe Ryong Hae, who will take over the role of representing Pyongyang at international engagements, KCNA said. The reshuffle, formalised during a session of Pyongyang’s rubber-stamp parliament, the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA), comes at a time of heightened diplomatic activity that has seen Kim Jong Un hold landmark summits with the leaders of the US, China and North Korea. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USAs SPA president, Choe is technically head of state, although real power in North Korea is wielded by Kim and his immediate family. Analysts say his appointment by Kim suggests a generational shift in the North’s leadership, especially after the collapse of the Hanoi summit in February. Born in 1950, Choe is considered Kim Jong Un’s right-hand man — frequently referred to as the regime’s “virtual number two official”. In the 1980s, he led the North’s youth delegations on goodwill visits to a number of countries, including Russia, Libya and China, before being promoted to the party’s powerful Central Military Commission in 2017. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsSome reports have even suggested that one of Choe’s sons is married to Kim Jong Un’s powerful sister, Kim Yo Jong. He is also one of the three North Korean officials sanctioned by the US last year over human rights abuse allegations. Choe directs the North’s “departments that perpetrate the regime’s brutal state-sponsored censorship activities, human rights violations and abuses,” US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement in December. Analysts said, however, the existing sanctions against Choe will have little impact on his future diplomatic endeavours, as long as its nuclear dialogue with the US continues. “Kim Yong Chol, the North’s top nuclear negotiator, also has been sanctioned by Washington since 2010,” Ahn Chan-il, the president of the World Institute for North Korea Studies in Seoul, told AFP. “But he visited Washington without a problem earlier this year. Washington will always make exceptions — as long as Pyongyang has something to offer.” On top of being elected as the nominal head of state, Choe was also appointed as first vice chairman of State Affairs Commission (SAC), the North’s highest decision making body — a position that was newly created after the North recently revised its Constitution. Cheong Seong-chang, an analyst at the Sejong Institute in Seoul, said this will allow Choe to work with the North’s key diplomats. These include Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui and Pyongyang’s top nuclear negotiator Kim Yong Chol who were all also promoted to SAC members this week. “Kim Yong Nam, while serving as the former nominal head of state, never got to have any roles in the SAC,” Cheong told AFP.last_img read more

Earthsized exoplanet found orbiting star 53 lightyrs away

first_imgWashington DC: NASA’s latest planet-hunting probe has discovered its first Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting a star 53 light-years away. The Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite (TESS) also discovered a warm sub-Neptune-sized world in the same system, according to a study published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters. “It’s so exciting that TESS, which launched just about a year ago, is already a game-changer in the planet-hunting business,” said Johanna Teske, Carnegie Institution for Science in the US. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”The spacecraft surveys the sky and we collaborate with the TESS follow-up community to flag potentially interesting targets for additional observations using ground-based telescopes and instruments,” Teske said in a statement. One such tool, the Planet Finder Spectrograph on the Magellan II telescope in Chile, was a crucial component of this effort. It helped confirm the planetary nature of the TESS signal, and to measure the mass of the newly discovered sub-Neptune. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe PFS works using a technique called the radial velocity method, which is currently the only way for astronomers to measure the masses of individual planets. Without known masses, it is very challenging to determine a planet’s density or its general chemical composition. This method takes advantage of that fact that not only does a star’s gravity influence the planet orbiting it, but the planet’s gravity also affects the star in turn. The PFS enables astronomers to detect these tiny wobbles that the planet’s gravity induces in the star’s orbit. “PFS is one of the only instruments in the Southern Hemisphere that can do these types of measurements. So, it will be a very important part of further characterising the planets found by the TESS mission,” Teske added. With an orbit that takes about 36 days to complete, the sub-Neptune, HD 21749b, has the longest period of any of the TESS discoveries published so far, researchers said.last_img read more

Finance Ministry says no approval to increase sugar price

Accordingly, the wholesale price of sugar has been increased by Rs 15 a kilo, the Sugar Importers’ Association said.The Finance Ministry said that world sugar prices have dropped drastically and so despite a new tax being imposed on sugar the selling price of sugar cannot be increased. The Finance Ministry says approval has not been given to increase the price of sugar.The Sugar Importers’ Association said the wholesale price of sugar has been increased from today. The Finance Ministry warned that action will be taken if the price of sugar is increased in the market. (Colombo Gazette)

First fall reading week starts Tuesday

Students won’t have to hustle to return to school next week after enjoying Thanksgiving weekend with their families.The first fall reading week at Brock starts Tuesday, Oct. 15 and runs through Oct. 18.The addition of the mid-term break is part of a three-year pilot project by the University, following recommendations in its mental health strategy to create a fall reading week to help students alleviate stress. The addition of the break is also supported by the Brock University Students’ Union.Several other universities have also already adopted a fall reading week to support student success and mental health.

DPR of Korea China tells Annan of encouraging nuclear talks IAEA cites

“I find it regrettable that little concrete progress on the issue appears to have been made since December, when the Agency’s verification work came to a halt,” the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mohamed ElBaradei, told a meeting of the organization’s Board of Governors in Vienna. “I earnestly hope that the international community will urgently focus its efforts on bringing the DPRK back to the non-proliferation regime. In this regard, I am encouraged by some recent efforts on the part of China to restart a dialogue towards that end,” he added. At UN Headquarters in New York yesterday, Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yishan reported to Mr. Annan on “the encouraging results” of the recent visit by China’s special envoy to the DPRK over the nuclear dispute. The Secretary-General praised the efforts of China’s leadership to encourage and promote a diplomatic solution and said he was hopeful about the early resumption of the Beijing talks. There is a similarity of approach between the United Nations and China in terms of a nuclear-weapon-free Korean Peninsula and the need to resolve the matter peacefully, a UN spokesman said, and Mr. Annan and China will remain in close touch regarding further developments. On Wednesday, Mr. Annan urged the United States and the DPRK to find a peaceful way out of the dispute. The United States wants to discuss the conflict in a multilateral forum with the DPRK’s neighbours, including China, Japan and the Republic of Korea, while Pyongyang is seeking bilateral talks with Washington. read more

NDP govt announces new Municipal Government Act

After years of delay, the Alberta government says it’s committing to a new framework for how municipalities operate.Municipal Affairs Minister Deron Bilous announced Friday the NDP will introduce the new Municipal Government Act in the spring, aimed at making municipalities work together instead of being in competition with each other.Bilous made the announcement at the Alberta Urban Municipalities Associaiton convention in Calgary, adding it will guide how roads and schools are built, as well address contentious issues like linear assessment, affordable housing and offsite levies.After it’s introduced in the spring, the legislation will be made into law before municipal elections in the fall of 2017 and there will be clear incentives for municipalities to play by the new rules.“Funding is a great way to help incent that behaviour and municipalities that work well together to provide services with each other will have the dollars to be able to do that,” he said, adding another big change will be the requirement of regions to be part of growth management boards, unlike the current framework.“The challenge with a voluntary board is that members can decide when they want to participate, when they want to decline, but it makes it very challenging if you’re trying to have a truly integrated plan, for let’s say, delivering transportation or services,” he said.Bilous said another goal of the Act is to improve municipal-provincial relationships, but it will not include election campaign finance reform.Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi said two key developments are the dates involved with the legislation and the issue of the growth management board for the Calgary region.“It is critical that any such legislation abide by two criteria, the first is that membership must mandatory, it must apply to everyone in the region or it doesn’t work,” Nenshi said.Such legislation could lead to changes with how the City of Calgary operates with Rocky View County, where there’s been longstanding issues.“The voting and the amending formula must be in the hands of the members, not in the hands of government, under current legislation, the second criterion is met by growth management boards, but the first one is not, so we would not accept a growth management board in the Calgary region, unless the membership were mandatory,” Nenshi said.Nenshi also applauded the fact that dates have been set for new legislation.Okotoks Mayor Bill Robertson, who also chairs the Calgary Regional Partnership, believes most members will be in favour.“This is a step forward, we need some rules that everybody plays by,” he said. “We’ve been told in the past government that they were going to do something, they were going to do something, in the end it was the status quo, nothing really was done.”There have been multiple reasons for delays, including municipal elections and the 2013 floods. New MGA aimed at improving collaboration among municipalities Nenshi says dates being set and growth management board changes are significant Other issues to be addressed include linear assessment, off-site levies and housing Summary by News Staff Posted Sep 25, 2015 2:34 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 25, 2015 at 2:44 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NDP govt announces new Municipal Government Act Municipal Affairs Minister Deron Bilous read more

Human security approach central to achieving sustainable development – UN officials

“The human security approach is instrumental to sustainable development, inclusive peace, justice and the well-being and dignity of all people. It is in fact central to the 2030 Agenda,” said Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, addressing the event.As outlined by the General Assembly, human security is a people-centred framework based on national ownership, which according to Ms. Mohammed, aims to support governments in responding to threats impeding their people from living free from fear, want and indignity, while recognizing the complexity and interconnected nature of today’s challenges. “It really does compel us to find coherent, comprehensive and integrated solutions that combine the expertise and resources of the United Nations system with those of governments, regional and sub-regional organizations, the private sector, civil society and communities on the ground,” she explained. Based on lessons learned from over 15 years of supported programming by the UN Trust Fund for Human Security, the approach promotes greater coordination, advancing integrated actions for concrete results in improving the lives of peoples and communities. At the UN, said Ms. Mohammed, the Secretary-General has embarked on a series of review processes and reforms, including management, development and the peace and security architecture, to fulfil his vision of a UN system that is less fragmented and much more efficient. “Their underlying premise – and promise – is prevention,” she noted. “Human security is an essential part of these processes.” By considering current and emerging risks and vulnerabilities, human security is an effective tool for prevention, she added. The human security approach can also help guide efforts to bridge the gap between humanitarian assistance and longer-term development aid. She went on to say that programmes supported by the UN Trust Fund for Human Security have illustrated “the power of catalytic interventions that pool resources and establish strong partnerships and better coherence of results on the ground.” “Let us work together to advance prevention and promote inclusive solutions that enhance people’s ability to live together in peace and well-being, with much stronger confidence in a sustainable future,” she stated. General Assembly President Peter Thomson opened the event saying, “human security provides us with a focussed, analytical lens and programming framework to aid the actions we are taking towards achieving the SDGs.” He added that with its direct focus on people, “the concept of human security finds in the SDGs an agenda that is ultimately about creating the conditions – social, economic and environmental – in which humanity can flourish.” Today’s event was organised by the UN Human Security Unit, in partnership with the Government of Japan and the Human Security Network (Austria, Chile, Costa Rica, Greece, Ireland, Jordan, Mali, Norway, Panama, Slovenia, Switzerland, Thailand and South Africa, as an observer). Also addressing the event, Yukio Takasu, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Human Security, said that it is essential to identify and address the root causes of human insecurity, which are often interlinked and multifaceted. “There is no simple, straightforward solution. Through the human security approach, we will be able to address deep-rooted insecurity and implement the SDGs effectively,” he stated. “We have to identify first who has been left out in equitable progress and are at the greatest risk of falling behind… and take action on what needs to be done.” He added that there is a consensus on the need to adopt an integrated approach to achieve the SDGs, which no single government, entity or international organization can do alone. “We must strengthen a multi-stakeholder framework of cooperation at the national, regional and global levels. Partnership of all stakeholders, civil society and the private sector is absolutely essential for success.” read more

Mason Jobst leading the way for Ohio State mens hockeys freshman class

OSU freshman forward Mason Jobst (26) celebrates with the bench in a game against Michigan on Jan. 15 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won in a shootout. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz | Asst. Sports EditorIt’s 9:31 p.m. on Friday and the Ohio State men’s hockey team is in overtime with Big Ten rival and 14th-ranked Penn State at the Schottenstein Center. Buckeye freshman forward Mason Jobst has just blocked a slapshot with his left leg with 2:42 remaining and is visibly in pain.In stereotypical hockey player fashion, Jobst doesn’t stay down. Although slow to get up, he musters all the strength he has left in him and frantically tries to help his teammates clear the puck out of the zone so he can get off of the ice.Fourteen seconds after blocking that shot, just as Jobst returns to the action, Penn State freshman forward Alec Marsh ends the game with his sixth goal of the season.Questions are immediately raised as to whether the leading scorer in the Buckeyes’ nine-man freshman class would return for Game 2 of the series the next night.Twenty-four hours later, Jobst dekes Nittany Lions’ junior goaltender Eamon McAdam out of his jockstrap on a breakaway and buries the fourth of his team’s five goals on the night in a 5-1 OSU win.For Jobst, the Big Ten’s second-leading freshman scorer with six goals and 14 assists, the path to success this season has come through the patience of sitting out most of his final year of junior hockey.The former captain of the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League, the top junior hockey league in the country, Jobst, who had already had both of his shoulders repaired, heard an all-too-familiar pop during a home game in October 2014.“I had a good summer working out and I was hoping to have a good year,” Jobst said. “I can’t really describe how deflating it was mentally that I had been through a full year of rehab and trying to take care of my body and for it to pop out again was devastating.”After speaking with his future coaches in Columbus, he determined that it was best to shut it down, have yet another surgery, and hope for an elusive healthy season next fall.However, the true captain and determined player that he is, Jobst battled back through rehab to rejoin his team for the Clark Cup Finals, where he contributed a goal and two assists, but his Lumberjacks were swept in three games by current teammate and classmate Dakota Joshua’s Sioux Falls Stampede.Jobst’s journey then continued to Ohio’s capital city to join coach Steve Rohlik’s Buckeyes.For Rohlik, he was not worried one bit about his somewhat injury-prone center. His recruitment of Jobst told him all that he needed to know about not just the type of player he was getting, but the type of person he is too.“First and foremost, I saw his competitiveness. Everybody would look at him and say that he’s not a very big kid in stature,” Rohlik said. “What we saw is a kid that competes all over the ice. He wants the puck. He’s not afraid to have the puck. He’s not afraid to go in tough areas. Sometimes guys get to the next level and they are afraid to make mistakes. Mason’s made mistakes, but he’s not afraid. Everyone that has coached him said, ‘Wow, you are going to get a heck of a player here.’”Jobst, who stands at 5-foot-7 and 159 pounds, has been exactly that through 22 games this season. Not only is he producing on the stat sheet, but in the faceoff circle as well, where he has emerged as the Buckeyes’ top faceoff man, winning 52.5 percent of his draws.His play has more than impressed the veteran leaders on the team.“He has the right to be confident out there,” said junior captain Nick Schilkey, who also plays at a height disadvantage at 5-foot-10. “Things are going the right way because he’s playing hard and he is a relentless forward out there and that is what we have to be as smaller guys. You have to pretend that you’re not 5-foot-8 and play like you’re six feet tall. The bounces are going his way and rightfully so.”After an 0-7 start and a 3-11 record heading into the winter break, Jobst and the Scarlet and Gray are starting to put things together.OSU is 4-2-2 since the second half started on Dec. 28, and three of those wins have come over top-15 ranked opponents. Jobst had seven points (three goals, four assists) in the 14 games he played in the first half of the season. In the seven games he has played in during the second half, his play mirrors that of his team’s, as he has 13 points (three goals, 10 assists). He also recently garnered the Big Ten’s Third Star of the Week after a seven-point weekend against rival and sixth-ranked Michigan.  “When we went down to Florida and had those two big wins (over then-No. 4 Boston College and then-No. 9 Cornell), I think that was a huge confidence booster for all of us,” Jobst said. “In the locker room, the whole attitude is just like, ‘Wow, we do have it.’”Time will tell if Jobst and the Buckeyes still “have it” this upcoming weekend as they get set to host Michigan State for a two-game series. Puck drop on Friday is slated for 6:30 p.m., while Saturday’s matchup is scheduled for 7 p.m. read more

16 PLAYERS AND 14 STAFF MEMBERS Norge girls are ready for WCh

← Previous Story DHfK Leipzig without Philipp Weber next 6 to 8 weeks Next Story → SEHA GAZPROM LEAGUE: “Boom boom” mode of Markovic-Mandalinic in Velenje Norway will try to defend World’s title from Denmark 2015 at upcoming World’s Championship 2017 in Germany. Norwegian coach Thorir Hergeirsson announced squad list with 16 players for the tournament which will start on December 1.Norway are in the group with Hungary, Argentina, Poland, Czech Republic and Sweden.The most interesting news is that Heidi Loke is in the team, after delivery and come-back in domestic league.Goalkeepers:Kari Aalvik Grimsbø, Györi Audi ETO (født 04.01.85) (Kamper/Mål: 159/001)Katrine Lunde, Våg Håndball Elite (30.03.80) (265/003)Backline:Emilie Hegh Arntzen, Våg Håndball Elite (01.01.94 ) (058/072)Emilie Christensen, Larvik HK (13.04.93) (000/000)Helene Gigstad Fauske, FC Midtjylland (31.01.97) (002/001)Veronica Kristiansen, FC Midtjylland (10.07.90) (099/310)Amanda Kurtovic, CSM Bucuresti (25.07.91) (094/236)Nora Mørk, Györi Audi ETO (05.04.91) (102/482)Stine Bredal Oftedal, Györi Audi ETO (25.09.91) (141/315)Wings:Camilla Herrem, Sola HK (08.10.86) (211/567)Marit Røsberg Jacobsen, Byåsen Håndball Elite (25.02.94) (011/021)Stine Ruscetta Skogrand, Silkeborg-Voel KFUM (03.03.93) (051/077) Sanna Solberg, TEAM Esbjerg (16.06.90) (097/160)Line-players:Kari Brattset, Våg Håndball Elite (15.02.91) (013/030)Vilde Ingstad, TEAM Esbjerg (18.12.94) (041/034)Heidi Løke, Storhamar Håndball Elite (12.12.82) (174/650) Handball World Championship 2017Norwegian handballThorir Hergeirsson read more

LHimalaya un lieu idéal pour lénergie solaire

first_imgL’Himalaya, un lieu idéal pour l’énergie solaire Si l’on imagine plus aisément des fermes solaires dans la chaleur du désert, les montagnes enneigées de l’Himalaya pourraient offrir une plus grande quantité d’énergie issue de panneaux photovoltaïques. Des chercheurs affirment en effet que l’Himalaya, comme les Andes, offrent certains des plus hauts niveaux de luminosité solaire. Et si l’Himalaya devenait l’Arabie Saoudite de l’énergie solaire, s’interroge le New Scientist. Le site de la revue scientifique rapporte en effet une étude selon laquelle les panneaux solaires seraient plus efficaces s’ils étaient installés sur de hauts sommets enneigés, tels ceux de l’Himalaya ou des Andes, plutôt que dans les déserts chauds et ensoleillés d’Afrique.À lire aussiLiter of Light, d’étonnantes lampes faites de bouteilles pour apporter la lumière aux habitants sans électricitéKotaro Kawajiri, un chercheur de l’Institut de Technologie du Massachusetts, a cartographié avec l’aide de scientifiques japonais l’irradiance solaire à travers la planète. Ils ont alors constaté que l’Himalaya et les Andes comptaient parmi les régions recevant le plus d’énergie solaire. En altitude en effet, moins de lumière se perd dans l’atmosphère. En outre, à des températures atteignant environ 40°C, 13% de l’énergie produite par des panneaux solaires est perdue en chaleur, soulignent les chercheurs. L’air froid de haute altitude en revanche, garde les panneaux frais et efficaces, explique Kotaro Kawajiri.Développer l’énergie solaire dans des régions au climat froid apparaît aux yeux de Keith Barnham (lien non disponible) , un chercheur en photovoltaïque de l’Imperial College de Londres, comme une réelle perspective d’avenir. “Il y a beaucoup de régions sous-développées et les communautés vivant en altitude, dans les contreforts de l’Himalaya, pourraient largement bénéficier de l’énergie solaire” estime-t-il.Le 13 novembre 2011 à 14:36 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

National Park Service kicks off National Park Week with entrance fees waived

first_img KUSI Newsroom National Park Service kicks off National Park Week with entrance fees waived today KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) –  If you’re looking for something to do visit a National Park. The National Park Service will kick off National Park Week by waiving all entrance fees today.Other fees may still be in place, such as camping, transportation and special tours.National Park Week runs today through the 28th.For more information: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm April 20, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter Posted: April 20, 2019last_img read more

Google plans luxury London office with roof garden and running track

first_imgSomething for the weekend: Having the right working environment can do wonders for employee productivity, engagement and motivation, whether that is having a standing desk, being able to attend on-site yoga classes, or having access to a luxury coffee machine for a mid-morning cappuccino. Technology organisation Google has embraced this thinking in plans for its new London office.Google has applied for planning permission to Camden Council to build an 11-storey, one million square foot office complex in King’s Cross, London. The new building, which will feature a natural theme, will combine Google’s current building at 6 Pancras Square, as well as a third building, to create an office space to accommodate 7,000 employees.The proposed office, which will be the first wholly owned and designed Google building outside of the United States, will include features such as a terraced roof garden complete with running track, as well as market halls, an auditoria and shops on the ground floor.Following the natural theme, the new building, designed by Heatherwick Studio and Bjarke Ingels Group, will use materials that have been sourced through Google’s healthy materials programme.Joe Borrett, director of real estate and construction at Google, said: “We are excited to be able to bring our London Googlers together in one campus, with a new purpose-built building that we’ve developed from the ground up. Our offices and facilities play a key part in shaping the Google culture, which is one of the reasons we are known for being among the best places to work in the industry.”Here at Employee Benefits, we love the sound of a rooftop terraced garden now the warmer weather has finally arrived…last_img read more

Delayed landing at Dhaka for 20 flights

first_imgAs many as 20 flights coming to Dhaka on Tuesday faced delays due to thick fog on the runway of the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.The flights faced the disruption as heavy fog kept the runway of the airport blurred.However, the outbound flights left the airport in due time, said Armed Police Battalion’s (APBn) assistant police superintendent Tariq Ahmed Al Sadik.Met office director Shamsuddin Ahmed said dense fog has covered the northern to the middle part of the country.“The fog may remain for the next three or four days,” he added.last_img

Study points to shoddy work on border road

first_imgRelated posts:Border road scandal broadens Probe widens in roadway scandal President Chinchilla’s brother denies involvement in border road scandal Chinchilla looks for way out of highway row President Laura Chinchilla’s border-road woes continued to grow this week.On Wednesday, the president acknowledged mistakes and mismanagement of the 160-kilometer, $44 million Route 1856 along Río San Juan, which forms the border with Nicaragua. The president made the statements from Geneva, Switzerland, on the last day of a European tour, according a report by the daily La Nación.While acknowledging the problems the road has faced with alleged corruption by officials, Chinchilla pledged to openly disclose all details about the project and insisted work should continue.“Our intention is to clarify everything, that everything is out in the public light, that no doubt remains about our intentions and the procedures that were behind the construction of the road, and that if it is necessary to recognize errors or to adjust procedures, that it is done,” Chinchilla said, according to La Nación.Since October 2010, Costa Rica and Nicaragua have bickered over the border region along the Río San Juan after Costa Rica complained about Nicaraguan dredging of the river. Accusations of environmental damage have flown back and forth across the river and armed personnel were sent to the region by both countries (TT, March 11, 2011).A January 2011 occupation of Isla Calero, on the northeastern Caribbean coast, by Nicaraguan troops prompted Costa Rica cries of an armed invasion, and in March of that year, the International Court of Justice ordered both countries to remove armed personnel from the area.Chinchilla declared building the road to be a national emergency, saying the project would bring services and security to some 2,500 families in the remote border region of Costa Rica. The emergency decree allowed the project to be put into high gear and obviated the legal requirements for environmental impact studies that other public works must have before beginning construction (TT, Feb. 24).This week, the National Structural Materials and Models Laboratory (Lanamme) at the University of Costa Rica released an analysis of the road’s engineering, according to La Nación. The analysis found that shoddy work on the road’s drainage systems could leave the road in danger of collapsing during the current rainy season. Also, the Lanamme analysis indicated that the threat of collapse would lead to “a substantial loss of the investment made up to this point.”The daily Diario Extra also detailed some of Lanamme’s findings: The road’s drainage system is almost collapsed; 15-meter slopes were cut along the sides of the road; wide road cuts were made to mountainous areas; clay, not preferable for construction works, was used; planning and topographical studies were almost nonexistent; and oversized rocks, which are difficult to compress, were used.In its ongoing investigation into mismanagement of the project, La Nación also revealed this week that the National Roadway Council secretly spent some ₡6 billion ($12 million) contracting machinery without going through a public bidding process to work on the project between December 2010 and March 2011. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Think Paris is past it Bored of Berlin Where wou

first_imgThink Paris is past it? Bored of Berlin? Where would you rather go?Which secret city would you most like to visit?( surveys)ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedWhere to go on holiday in AugustWe’re all going on a summer holiday… Ditch your vain hopes of a decent British summer, pack your bags and get out there this August. Whether you want a sunny city, a sandy beach or a silly festival, we’ve got you covered. You can always catch up on the DIY…10 Bargain bank holiday flights from £100So, what are your plans for the bank holiday weekend? What do you mean you don’t have any plans? Come on, it’s the last gasp of summer, you’ve got to do something! OK, look, don’t worry, there’s still a chance for you to have the most memorable weekend of the…10 best free things to do in BerlinIn Berlin on a tight budget? Our local expert shares her top insider tips for the best free things to do on a Berlin break.last_img read more

September 24 2010Throughout the hot Arizona summe

first_imgSeptember 24, 2010Throughout the hot Arizona summer the High Tunnel Greenhouse was covered with a lightweight ‘Aluminet” shade cloth.Nate Hodgson is taking care of planting and harvesting, as well as daily chores in the greenhouse. Most of all Nate has put together the ventilation and watering system. Here he reads up on greenhouse lore.Harvest from the greenhouse has been a wonderful addition to the public cafe menu, as well to for the residents of Arcosanti. Organic tomatoes, salad greens, chard, melons, cucumbers and basil have been the main items.As fall has started the shade cloth is removed and will be stored until the beginning of summer next year. Here we see Nate in the back, Dave Tollas and workshop participant Matt Cornwell. Matt has been working with Nate throughout his workshop to learn all about this greenhouse.last_img read more

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" Previously covering "Bad Blood" and "Royals, Rudy King, Also tonight, there are a rising number of older adults and people needing Medicaid to pay for long-term health needs, He said the decision of the university was also in line with its drive to continually promote the welfare of both deserving staff and students of the institution. which he allegedly used to sedate them before he sexually took advantage of them. arguing that his wife, whose leaders are professionals and academics, after a caller reported a fight involving a stabbing Sgt Collin Gnoinsky saidWhen officers arrived they learned that at least six and perhaps as many as 10 people had been fighting and more than one person had been stabbed Gnoinsky saidGnoinsky said that the incident started with an argument between two groups of people known to policeBefore the stabbing occurred someone had used pepper spray Then a woman was stabbed in the back Gnoinsky said While the wound was significant he said it was not life-threateningAnother woman was also treated for some superficial stab wounds he saidOne of the women was treated at Essentia Hospital and the other at Sanford Hospital Gnoinsky said Neither was identifiedThose who had been pepper-sprayed were using garden hoses to wash the irritating spray off Gnoinsky saidPolice did recover a knife at the scene however it has not yet been tested to determine if it was used in one of the assaults Gnoinsky saidNo arrests have been made in the case Gnoinsky said though police have spoken to everyone who had been involved in the fightGnoinsky said the investigation is continuing and he emphasized that there is no danger to the public"These were two groups that have disagreed" Gnoinsky said "Officers have been there several times in the last few days"Violet Mosse Brown the oldest person in the world has reportedly passed away at her home in Jamaica Aged 117-years-old Brown was born in Trelawney on March 10 1900 spending her entire life there known to many as Aunt V She officially became the oldest living person when Emma Morano passed away earlier in the year Queen Elizabeth sent Brown a plaque to commemorate her long life Metro reportsOur oldest person in the world Mrs Violet Mosse-Brown has died She was 117 years oldRest In Peace Mrs Mosse-Brown#worldsoldestperson pictwittercom/p9fYNDV9vM- Andrew Holness (@AndrewHolnessJM) September 16 2017 "Really and truly when people ask what me eat and drink to live so long I say to them that I eat everything except pork and chicken and I dont drink rum and them things" Aunt V told a local paper after her 110th birthday "You know sometimes I ask myself Am I really 110 years old because I dont feel like 110"The remarkable woman lived in the same house for her 117 years but had no specific routine to fuel her longevity As far as her diet went she told the Jamaica Observer that she likes fish and mutton and sometimes she will have cow footHowever she cites her devotion to God as a big help too "My faith in serving God and believing strongly in the teaching of the bible [helped]" she saidI had the honour of presenting the Prime Ministers Medal of Appreciation to Mrs Violet Mosse-Brown the oldest living person in the world pictwittercom/h5bRqsQcPK- Andrew Holness (@AndrewHolnessJM) April 28 2017If you look through history itll be easy to see that theres no definitive method to having a long life as many people claim different things help themBritains oldest man Jack Mansfield once revealed the secret to his long life which was working hardHe was born in 1907 which means that he has lived through 19 Prime Ministers five monarchs and survived two world wars Also he was alive when the Titanic sank when the great depression struck and when man first walked on the moonAccording to Jack he really does put it down to hard work and was still performing manual work at the ripe old age of 98He said: "The secret to getting to this age is work – it just keeps you going and Ive never stopped I would work 20 hours at a time I never used to go to bed at night – I didnt have time"Ive really roughed it over the years I used to smoke but not a lot and enjoyed draughts and dominoes in the pubCredit: SWNS"When Ive had any aches and pains over the years Ive rubbed vinegar on them and I swear by it I think drinking it has kept me from falling ill"However he knows how to relax and he celebrated being unveiled as Britains oldest bloke with a pint of beer LegendHis oldest child Doreen is 84 He has six children altogether but sadly his wife Beatrice passed away 26 years agoHe also has 10 grandchildren 15 great grandchildren and a great great grandchild He celebrated his 109th birthday in December 2016 Featured Image Credit: CBN News ORIGINAL STORY:FARGO – Two women suffered stab wounds and some people were pepper sprayed when a fight erupted about noon Sunday The case could set legal parameters on whether New Jersey parents are required to pay for their children’s college 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