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Face To Face Dennis Ward sits down with artist Kent Monkman

first_imgDennis WardAPTN Face To Face‘Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience’ is a new art exhibit travelling the country challenging Canadians to look beyond the glossy celebrations for Canada’s 150th birthday.Artist, Kent Monkman believes at this point in time it’s important to have a critical perspective of Canada.Monkman joins Face to Face to discuss his work that depicts how colonial policies have institutionalized Indigenous people in Canada.last_img

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Hafiz Saeed barred from leading prayers in Lahore

first_imgLahore: Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) leader Hafiz Saeed has been barred from leading prayers at Lahore’s Jamia Masjid Qadsia as part of the Pakistan government’s crackdown on terror groups, the media reported on Friday. The development on Thursday night comes as Pakistani law enforcement agencies took 121 people into preventive detention and seized 182 madrasas earlier in the day. Police contingents were dispatched to the Jamia Qadsia Masjid to help the administration take control, Dawn news reported citing an informed source as saying. The police also locked the JuD’s and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation’s (FIF) Chauburji headquarters late Thursday night. The FIF is a charity wing of the JuD. The official said that security had been tightened at the outfit’s Muridke Markaz office where the government has appointed six administrators. The crackdown was launched on Tuesday amid tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad after the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group claimed responsibility for the February 14 suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 40 CRPF troopers. On Tuesday, the brother and son of JeM leader Masood Azhar along with 42 others affiliated with the banned outfit were arrested. The next day, at least two seminaries and assets belonging to the JuD and FIF were taken over by the authorities.last_img read more

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Commentary St John Arena not just another building

St. John Arena isn’t just another campus building. It’s a cornerstone of the greatness that is Ohio State athletics. It housed our men’s basketball program’s lone national championship team. It carries so much more significance than the name “Building 076,” its identification number marked on campus maps, could ever give it.I, along with thousands of other students before and after me, spent one of my first days on campus inside its hallowed walls at convocation freshman year. I watched my brother receive his OSU diploma there when I was younger. I took my dad there for last year’s Skull Session prior to the football game versus Purdue. It has long provided the backdrop when ESPN’s College GameDay comes to town.Without a doubt, I am one of many who share cherished memories of the 57-year-old building; which is exactly why the news of its demolition is so hard to digest.Last November, the university announced that a $10 million gift from businessman Sam Covelli would pave the way for a new 4,000-seat facility, named Covelli Arena, to replace St. John Arena. Covelli, the CEO of Covelli Enterprises in Warren, Ohio, is the largest franchisee of Panera Bread in the United States.According to a release from OSU, the arena will be a meeting place for roughly 13,000 participants in Department of Athletics’ camps each year. It will also house seven varsity sports including volleyball, gymnastics, fencing and wrestling. Despite all these new additions, I will still miss the old building.If they choose to, I am willing to put money on the thought that the athletic department could auction off every last wooden seat in the place prior to demolition.This news of the impending destruction comes as no surprise, because nothing does anymore when it comes to our athletic department’s greed for money (see: Gator Bowl, 2012).I understand that new facilities with vamped up amenities attract the nation’s best athletes. I’m totally fine with moving those sports that will call Covelli Arena home. But what I don’t understand is why St. John has to come to the ground.The university could still use it for any number of pursuits, including a physical hall of fame, office space or rec sports. My guess is E. Gordon Gee, who was president at the time when the announcement was made and frequently pushed to make students live on campus for two years, saw no way to convert it into student housing and decided to tear it down.It’ll be a sad day for this campus when the button is pushed to demolish St. John Arena in late 2014 or early 2015. I’m still recovering from watching Riverfront Stadium, home of my childhood Cincinnati Reds, implode one cold Sunday morning in December of 2002.So make sure you take a step inside St. John Arena this year. Take pictures, watch a volleyball match, breathe in its historic building mustiness and above all, remember its importance to this great university. read more

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2018 Big Ten Preview Nebraska Cornhuskers

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska 2017 Record: 4-8 (3-6 Big Ten) Head Coach: Scott Frost 2018 Record: 0-3 (0-1 Big Ten) All time record vs. OSU: 1-5 What happened thus far in 2018:After the first game of the season against Akron was cancelled due to an ongoing rain delay, the first game of the Scott Frost-era at Nebraska was against Colorado, an old Big 12 rival. Nebraska kept pace in the first half in a back-and-forth affair, leading 21-17. However, a second half filled with turnovers helped push the Buffaloes to the 33-28 win. The Cornhuskers continued their poor performance in Week 2, falling to Troy at home 24-19. In Week 3, Nebraska suffered its worst loss of the season, losing 56-10 to Michigan, largely due to inconsistent quarterback play and crucial turnovers. Impact Player:Wide receiver Stanley Morgan appears to be emerging as a solid pass catcher for Frost. He has been the lone bright spot in an otherwise struggling Nebraska offense, tying wide receiver J.D. Spielman for the team lead with 13 catches for 200 yards and a touchdown. Strengths:Despite the rough start to the season, Nebraska’s offense is beginning to improve under Frost’s new spread system. With Morgan and Spielman in the receiving game, Nebraska quarterbacks have completed 63.8 percent of their passes. If the Cornhuskers can get consistent quarterback play from sophomore Andrew Bunch and freshman Adrian Martinez, then they might have a chance to improve throughout the rest of Big Ten play. Weaknesses:A lot of things have gone wrong for the Cornhuskers this season. First, they were held to just 61 total yards of offense through three quarters against Michigan. Nebraska did not score a touchdown until the fourth quarter and were held to 132 yards by the end of the game. Second, the defense has struggled, surrendering 300 passing yards in each game. They also have struggled to stop the run, allowing 200 yards rushing against Troy and Michigan. This is a young team under Frost and they will look to improve and start making progress over the course of Big Ten play. In order to do this, they will have to have playmakers step up on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. read more

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11 Oscar speeches that will leave you an emotional wreck

first_imgTHE OSCARS ARE this weekend and are obviously going to be glitzy, over-the-top and compulsively watchable.The frocks and the wins are a big part of the process but our fave thing is always the speeches.There’s nothing better than a dramatic and tear-jerking speech from somebody on the podium to make us weep like babies.We’ve rounded  up the very best speeches that will probably leave you slumped in a heap with tears in mere seconds.11. Terry and Oorlagh GeorgeThe short film The Shore win an Oscar last year. Northern Irish director Terry George and his daughter Oorlagh who also produced gave a charming speech on winning.Terry does the doting dad thing getting the whole room united in an “aw” right off the bat and they seem thrilled to be up there.Lovely.RTENewsNow / YouTube(You can watch the full speech, which sadly doesn’t embed, here)10. CherYou tend to forget Cher has an Oscar or is able to display emotion.Her win for Moonstruck is emotional for just how charming and simple it is. She seems a bit awestruck to have won.The killer is at the end when she says “I don’t think this means I am somebody but I guess I’m on my way”CHER! Stop being modest, we’re gonna cry.Oscars / YouTube9. Peter O’TooleIrish acting icon Peter O’Toole was was nominated seven times before the Academy decided to give him an honorary award in 2003.His speech is really sweet for how dignified but grateful he is. And the fact that’s he Irish will totally make you really, really proud.And a bit emotional.Oscars / YouTube8. Gwyneth PaltrowWhen Gwyneth picked up the trophy for Best Actress in 1999 after her performance in Shakespeare in Love the speech became infamous.Watching it now, it’s actually pretty standard and sweet for the first few minutes.It’s when she thanks her family that the waterworks start and you know what, it’s actually properly upsetting.You can snark all you want but when she starts talking about her dad we almost lost it.Oscars / YouTube7. Julia RobertsAnother high profile speech came from Julia when won Best Actress for Erin Brokovich in 2001.It’s a spell binding watch for how she is half fabulous film star half visibly moved, veering from slick patter about the time she has on stage to giddy delight for actually winning.Julia Roberts is still the quintessential movie star and watching this is like watching all the endings of every amazing rom-com at once.Tears. NON-STOP TEARS.Oscars / YouTube6. Daniel Day-LewisDaniel scooped a Best Actor win for the classic My Left Foot in 1989.His speech is measured but respectful and if you’ve any of the fond memories of the film (and Brenda Fricker’s winning performance, the speech for which is sadly not online) you’ll be getting a bit choked up as he talks and dedicates his award to Christy Brown.Oscars / YouTube5. Halle BerryHalle’s win for Monster’s Ball in 2002 caused a stir as she accepted her Best Actress statue.She talked about the historical impact a black woman winning Best Actress would have and emotionally dedicated it to many of her peersWatching it now you can see how moved Halle is and it’s actually quite upsetting (before she gets sidetracked in thanking lawyers and such). Berry even spoofed her emotions when she accepted a Razzie Award for Worst Actress for Catwoman in 2005.ndirjura / YouTube4. Anna PaquinQuvenzhané Wallis is nominated for this year’s Best Actress nomination at only 9 years old for her work on Beasts of the Southern Wild.She’s the youngest ever nominee and will surely be taking hints from Anna Paquin, who won a Best Supporting Actress trophy for The Piano in 1993 aged 11.Paquin’s reaction is really adorable and if Quvenzhané has any sense, she’ll do something similar if she wins.Oscars / YouTube3. Jennifer HudsonJennifer picked up Best Supporting Actress for Dreamgirls in 2007 and her speech is very sweet.Hudson is visibly flustered and emotional and there’s something really  moving about how new it all seems to her.This piece is taking an emotional toll on us. There are tears flying across our keyboard.Oscars / YouTube2. Glen Hansard and Marketa IrglovaWhen this pair nabbed Best Original Song for Falling Slowly from Once in 2007 it was a moment of celebration for many Irish musicians.Once was a slow burning success story that since went on to become a Broadway musical (that opens in Dublin later this month)Handsard and Irglova are so genuinely shocked you’ll be completely won over and when Jon Stewart lets Marketa come out to properly say her thanks you’ll be bawling.Not a dry eye in the house.Oscars / YouTube1. Tom HanksTom Hanks is one of the rare film stars who nab awards and star in massive hit movies consistently.His speech on winning Best Actor for Philadelphia in 1993 is a reminder of what makes Tom so great.His speech touches on the same themes the film famously did when it tackled the issue of AIDS and he manages to make a moving tribute that feels genuine and heartfelt. 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John Noble is John Noble As Denethor As Mallus in Legends of

first_img After last week’s reveal that Ava was secretly a clone, most of us thought there wasn’t anything Legends of Tomorrow could do to top that. We were wrong. With only two episodes left in the season, this show is leaving nothing on the table. This is an episode that includes Gorilla Grodd and Barack Obama, and neither of those characters are the most memorable part of the episode. But we’ll get to that. For now, this penultimate hour picks up right where we left off last week.Amaya hijacked a jump ship to save Zambesi from the warlords who destroyed it. After a whole season of fighting anachronisms, one of their own is about to cause a real bad one. Not only would that mean no Mari McCabe as Vixen, but that level of damage to the timeline would release Mallus. If that wasn’t bad enough, the Legends get a message from Rip Hunter about a second anachronism. Good news! Grodd’s back! Bad news! He’s out to kill former president Barack Obama. He goes back in time to Obama’s college days when he went by Barry. The show has some fun with the confusion between Barry Allen and Barry Obama, but they have a psychic ape to stop.Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom, Nick Zano as Nate Heywood/Steel, Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West, and Tala Ashe as Zari (Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW)Unfortunately, we don’t get all that much time with Gorilla Grodd. The Legends have defeated him once before, and they’re pretty efficient at it now. A quick blast of fire, a shrink ray, and he’s trapped in a jar. Barry Obama is saved, and Sara suggests he start going by Barack. (Which, come on. It’s cute, but we all know it was Michelle who made that happen. It’s a sweet story, don’t take that away from her, Legends of Tomorrow.) The guy they get to play young Obama is fine. He’s no Jay Pharoah, but he mimics Obama’s cadence pretty well.The story turns out to be much more about Damien Darhk. This late half of the season has done a really good job of building up the conflict in Damien Darhk. At first, he and his daughter were working together to unleash a demon. Then, slowly, he realized his daughter was becoming a person he didn’t recognize. Mallus would completely take over her body, and he’d lose his daughter right after getting her back. Neal McDonough plays this really well, slowly showing more emotion in each episode. His tearful goodbye to Nora might be some of his best Arrowverse work.Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave (Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW)He tells her that he’s going off to make sure Grodd kills the future president, when he’s actually seeking out the Legends for help. He wants to defeat Mallus, and even brings them the water totem for help. As you might imagine, Sara isn’t too keen on this idea. Someone killing your sister isn’t something you just get over. It takes some convincing, and a chat with young Obama (Sara’s “I miss you” is the realest line of the episode), she agrees to work with him. If she can kill him again when this is all over.With Darhk on the team, Legends of Tomorrow does the best, funniest thing we’ve ever seen from this show. Ray floats the idea of shrinking down small, flying in Nora’s ear, and impersonating Mallus. His impression is bad, but Rory just happens to be watching The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. And he’s on a scene with Denethor. Who’s played by John Noble? Who voices Mallus this season? The show rarely gets this self-referential, but god I love it so much. It’s the hardest this show has ever made me laugh. It gets even better when they go back in time and have John Noble, playing himself, record some Mallus lines that Ray wrote. His Denethor wig is so bad too; it has to be on purpose. Legends of Tomorrow obviously has a lower budget than Lord of the Rings, but that’s a low-end Halloween store wig. It looks so little like Denethor’s hair, it has to be a joke. If it is, it’s hilarious.John Noble as himself and Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom (Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW)The plan works though. Ray flies into Nora’s ear, and leads her back to the Waverider. Once there, Damien traps her in a pentagram, and the Legends try to figure out what to do. They have Nora contained, but still no way to defeat Mallus. We get some actually good heartfelt dialog scenes between Sara and Damien. Things aren’t all the way OK between them, but Sara does recognize some commonalities they share. And for better or for worse, they find themselves on the same side of this particular battle. Legends of Tomorrow even does the can-I-talk-to-you hallway better than The Flash.Though I’m sad about the lack of Grodd, this episode does a terrific job of setting up for next week’s season finale. (Nooo! This is the best Arrowverse show, I’m not ready to say goodbye!) While all this Darhk sentiment and John Noble hilarity is going on, Nate and Wally go to Zambesi to convince Amaya to let her village be destroyed. It doesn’t take long before Nate isn’t so on board with that plan, though. Amaya witnesses her future totem passing ceremony, and figures out why Zambesi was destroyed. Her daughter didn’t accept the totem. With no one to guard Zambesi, the warlords were able to destroy it. She and Nate team up to convince old Amaya and her daughter to understand each other. It works. The totem is passed on, and it looks like Zambesi will be saved.Maisie Richardson- Sellers as Amaya Jiwe/Vixe and Nick Zano as Nate Heywood/Steel (Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW)That massive anachronism turns out to be the key to defeating Mallus. Now that the Legends have all six totems, they’re prepared to face the demon. Only they can’t fight it as long as it’s locked inside Nora. The Legends, along with a Death Totem-bearing Damien, team up to fight a free Mallus. The final scenes of this episode are some of the season’s most exciting. Darhks all ready to join the fight, until the death totem gives him a vision of a scared Nora. Suddenly, he’s not so on board with letting Mallus take his daughter’s body. As villain motivations go, it might be the most understandable one the Arrowverse has given us.The big battle that ends this episode is exciting. Darhk releases Grodd to make sure Zambesi is destroyed, and Mallus never takes over his daughter. So at least the episode gave us one decent Grodd fight. He uses his psychic powers to control Amaya’s daughter and everything. She gets a decent fight scene before Grodd knocks her out of the way. He almost kills old Amaya before Nate steps in with the Earth Totem to save the day. The fact that he still loves Amaya as an old woman is sweet. That he’s still physically attracted to her despite the age difference is maybe a little creepy. But hey, I guess there have been worse time travel almost-hookups. Plus, the way Nate uses the Earth to send Grodd flying into the distance is awesome. What makes this scene better is that at the same time, the rest of the Legends are all running at Damien Darhk and he’s swatting them away with scary ease. It takes Sara literally stabbing him in the back to defeat him and get the totem back.Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary (Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW)With that, the stage is set for what should be a fun, bonkers finale next week. Grodd is defeated (for now… he’d better come back next week, or I’m going to be so disappointed), the Legends have all the totems, and Mallus is free. Nora’s transformation into the demon was legitimately scary too. The way her body morphed into the winged creature was the kind of disturbing visual you normally expect from Constantine. Even with the underutilized Grodd, and the sadly brief Obama scenes, Legends of Tomorrow was in top form here. I can’t remember the last time a set-up episode of any show was this much fun. And I can’t stress enough how good that John Noble cameo was. I still can’t believe they pulled that off. It makes me sad there’s only one episode left, but if this one is any indication, we’re in for something real weird. DC TV Comes to NYCC, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Grin & More DC NewsOur Favorite TV Superheroes Ranked Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Man City bid for stake in Doan rejected by Groningen

first_imgThe Premier League side are not the only club who have noticed the Japan teen and his rise to stardom. However, his current club Groningen rejected their offer to split him with the Citizens.The Dutch team’s technical director, Ron Jans, recently confirmed Manchester City had a lucrative offer to take part ownership of the 19-years-old as soon as his loan deal with Gamba Osaka was ratified this week. However, he also confirmed the offer was rejected.Doan has played a key part this season for his team as he has been able to score eight goals and three assists – a player of that rank is certainly out of Groningen’s pocket. The Citizens have made a kind gesture in their offer to help them acquire him more easily, but the Dutch have decided they will be doing it on their own.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“We said that we really liked it that they offered it, but we’re doing it on our own. The connection with City is very positive,” Jans admitted, according to Goal.Doan has not made his first appearance for the Japan international team yet, but will most likely help them in Russia.last_img read more

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Meredith Partners with Beekman 1802 to Launch New Magazine

first_img In an arrangement that echoes the Martha Stewart Living deal, Meredith will handle the production and distribution while Beekman will be in charge of content creation. The companies will work together on ad sales, splitting revenues.  Meredith is rolling out another collaborative magazine effort. The publisher is partnering with Beekman 1802, a bucolic lifestyle operation that includes e-commerce, physical retail, “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” TV show and now a new magazine called the Beekman 1802 Almanac. The spokesperson says the first issue will be 96 pages, with 6 pages of advertising. Beekman 1802 was started in 2008 when former advertising exec Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his partner Brent Ridge, who used to be VP of Martha Stewart’s Healthy Living, bought the historic Beekman farm in upstate New York. The pair worked with local farmers and artisans to launch a mercantile. A reality TV program debuted shortly after. center_img The seasonal magazine will be newsstand-only, says a spokesperson, with 200,000 copies of the Fall/Winter issue hitting retailers on October 6. The cover price will be $9.99 and it will stay on shelves until January.  The Beekman 1802 Almanac, will combine all of those elements into a curated collection of farm-to-page content—gift ideas, country cooking recipes, entertaining and gardening tips and so on—inspired by 19th century-style almanacs. last_img read more

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Attempts on to hinder fair polls Kamal

first_imgDr Kamal HossainJatiya Oikya Front leader Kamal Hossain on Wednesday urged all, including the media, to remain alert about any move to hamper an impartial and credible election, reports UNB.Talking to reporters while inaugurating Oikya Front’s new office at the capital’s Bijoynagar, he also said their alliance will unveil their election manifesto by 8 December.”Efforts are on to interfere in holding an impartial and independent election, if you (media and people) remain alert and play an active role we’ll be able to tackle it in many ways,” Kamal said.He said the government is now in an uncertain situation over the election as Jatiya Oikya Front joined it.”They thought they would stay in power for five more years with an ordinary election as we’re not prepared for it. Whenever we’ve declared to join the election, we’ve seen an uncertainty has created among them.”Kamal said the upcoming national election is very important for the restoration of people’s ownership of the country. “People are deprived of their ownership of the country. People must be vigilant to ensure a fair election.”People, the country’s owners, have now no control over the country. That’s why unelected people became MPs. We’ve long been waiting to get rid of it and an opportunity has come to restore people’s ownership through the election, he said.The Oikya Front leader said a public opinion has been created in favour of the election while people are very eager to cast their votes. “All want to exercise their voting rights independently and journalists can play a watchdog role in this regard.”He called upon journalists to let people know about the violation of laws and rules and ‘unlawful and biased role’ of the government officials and law enforcers.”I think you (journalists) can guard people’s voting rights. If you remain vigilant, we’ll be able to realise people’s demand for holding a free, fair and neutral election thwarting the government’s all evil efforts,” Kamal added.last_img read more

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Driver bails after driving onto bike path crashing into street vendors

first_imgRiviera Maya, Q.R. — A jeep has been found abandoned after it drove onto a bike path and hit two street vendors outside Xcaret.The US-plated vehicle was discovered in the middle of a bike path in front of the taxi drivers union Lázaro Cárdenas del Río. Witnesses say the jeep drove onto the bike path, overwhelming the street vendors who were selling food.Driver bails after driving onto bike path, crashing into street vendorsOne woman was injured and received medical attention on scene, however, neither of the two Indigenous vendors spoke much Spanish.The jeep is from the state of Pennsylvania. The driver bailed, fleeing the scene after causing the accident.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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12 Cancun taxi drivers arrested for possession of drugs guns gear

first_imgThose arrested have been identified as 24-year-old Kevin Bernardo C.M. from Mexico City, Fernando Javier G.C., 37 from Tabasco, Bernardo C.T., 49 of Mexico City, César Augusto M.D., 26 of Cancun, Fidel B.R., 30 and from Veracruz, Ernesto Alejandro F.G., 33 from Mexico City, Josué Alejandro N.R., 23 of Cancun, Elías de la Paz S.E., 27 from Cancun, Jorge Antonio S.S., 26 from Tabasco, María Claudia E.A., 48 and from the state of Yucatán and 33-year-old Juan Carlos R. M., 33 and originally from Mexico City. The eleven men and one woman arrested were also found in possession of clothing similar to that of military uniforms including bulletproof vests with insignia of the State Preventive Police as well as a hand-made banner of Santo de los narcos threatening two others with extortion and death. Authorities made the arrest at Kilometer 10 of the Cancun Hotel Zone after police discovered they had a hiding place near the lagoon where they were ready to carry out their plan until they were surprised by police. Cancun, Q.R. — In a joint operation, 12 taxi drivers were arrested in the Cancun Hotel Zone after being found with drugs, ammunition and weapons. With more than 1,000 rounds, numerous weapons and over 150 street bags of drugs, 12 members of the Andrés Quintana Roo taxi driver’s union were taken into custody. The arrests were made by the Marina Armada de México and the Policía Estatal Preventiva (PEP) in the Zona Hotelera de Cancún. Police have confirmed that all 12 were members of the Andrés Quintana Roo taxi driver’s union, something the union has not denied. A public statement is likely to be released by the union Monday. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Health Ministry confirms first locally transmitted case of chikungunya virus

first_imgOver the weekend, the Public Health Ministry confirmed the first local case of the chikungunya virus in the Pacific coastal town of Parrita. This marks the first time the mosquito-borne virus has been locally transmitted in Costa Rica, according to Dr. Daniel Salas of the ministry’s health surveillance department.The news agency EFE reported that a mosquito likely transmitted the virus to the 56-year-old woman via a houseguest who had traveled to the Dominican Republic and came down with the virus there, according to María Ethel Trejos, health surveillance director for the ministry.Salas told The Tico Times that the presence of the virus has led the Health Ministry to step up fumigation efforts in and around Parrita, located between the tourist hotspots of Jacó and Manuel Antonio National Park. to stop its spread. The doctor said that people should clean up trash, tires and pots where standing water accumulates, in order to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds.Chikungunya is a virus transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, and shares many of the same symptoms as dengue: high fever, headaches, muscle and joint pains, nausea and rashes. The symptoms, however, are more aggressive than dengue and can persist for up to 10 months.The first confirmed case of the virus in Costa Rica was in July, when a French tourist who had traveled to the Dominican Republic tested positive. So far during 2014 there have been 18 confirmed cases of chikungunya and one case under review; all imported, until now.There have been 115 confirmed cases of the virus in Central America this year, but more than 16,000 suspected cases, mostly in El Salvador, according to figures from the Pan American Health Organization (PDF). The virus, originally from Tanzania, has been found across the Caribbean, especially in the Dominican Republic, Central and South America, and in the United States. Facebook Comments Related posts:Health officials testing first two cases of Ticos who could have the chikungunya virus Number of chikungunya cases in El Salvador tops 16,000 First death from chikungunya virus reported in Nicaragua Costa Rica registers 2 new cases of chikungunya virus, bringing total number to 47last_img read more

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WATCH Joel Campbell scores again in Arsenal win

first_imgHappy for the blessing of the goal … Great victory to advance to the next round— Joel Campbell (@joel_campbell12) January 9, 2016 Campbell had never scored before for Arsenal in the regular season coming into this year, his fifth with the club. His resurgent 2015-2016 season has helped lift Arsenal to a first place ranking in the English Premier League and given once-skeptical manager Arsene Wenger a reason to keep putting the 23-year-old Costa Rican into the rotation.“He shows slowly, game by game, that he has the talent to do it,” Wenger told reporters last month. “If you look at his numbers since he played, you look at the number of goals he has scored and the number of assists he has given, you can say it is much better than people think it is.” Joel Campbell’s goal that levelled the scores.— ModernArsenal (@ModernArsenal) January 9, 2016 Joel Campbell scored his third goal of the season for his English Premier club Arsenal in a 3-1 win over Sunderland in the third round of the annual FA Cup on Saturday. The Gunners were down 1-0 early when the Costa Rican forward answered by sending home a Theo Walcott cross in front of the box.center_img As injuries have piled up to star players in front of Campbell like forward Alexís Sánchez, the Costa Rican national has stepped up with three goals in 11 appearances.Reports circulating in the British media recently have said Arsenal could re-sign Campbell to a weekly contract of £60,000, or roughly $87,000 per week.Campbell was subbed off in the 80th minute of Saturday’s match after the Gunners had already established a decisive 3-1 lead. Arsenal now advances to the Final 16 of the FA Cup, where it will meet the winner of Newport and Blackburn. Facebook Comments Related posts:Joel Campbell scores his first goal for Arsenal in 5-1 thumping WATCH: Joel Campbell scores in Arsenal’s friendly against MLS All-Stars WATCH: Joel Campbell continues breakout season with amazing performance against Liverpool WATCH: Costa Rican stars Joel Campbell, Keylor Navas shine in Wednesday league contestslast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterSix Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has unveiled plans to add Iceland to its destination network in 2022. The 70-room and private cottages, Six Senses Össurá Valley, will be located in Svínhólar near Lóni, on the southeastern coast of Iceland.Built using renewable and locally-sourced materials, guest accommodation and residences will provide high levels of space and comfort that adhere to high standards of energy and water efficiency.The project’s architect, John Brevard has added another layer to the design brief to create a space that considers the implications of human bioenergy, electromagnetism, astrology, sacred geometries and the principles of Feng Shui. The goal is to align guests and residents with natural order and hyper-dimensional realities to encourage them to recharge and reconnect.Eystrahorn mountain on the east corner of Lón LagoonSix Senses Össurá Valley will feature a library, a cinema room, an Earth Lab showcasing the project’s sustainability efforts and a water bar. Six Senses Spa will feature a functional fitness centre, yoga studio and comprehensive wellness program. There will be a farmhouse with an organic garden and a cooking school where chefs will share their passion for hearty and healthy food as they showcase farm-to-table seasonal recipes.Chief Executive Officer Neil Jacobs of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, commented: “This development epitomises our commitment to finding locations where guests can be right in the heart of nature and where they [can] come face-to-face with the raw beauty, power and soul of this magical destination.”A waterfall withing the Össurá ValleyTo the north, Six Senses Össurá Valley is surrounded by a mountain range and the vast Össurá Valley and River. The valley’s multiple waterfalls and surrounding landscape lend themselves to out-of-the-ordinary experiences, including dog sledding, horseback riding, ice and rock climbing, bird watching and boat trips. To the northwest of the development is the Vatnajökull National Park, featuring Europe’s largest glacier and Iceland’s highest peak: the Öræfajökull volcano.Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, one of the most popular sites in the country to watch the otherworldly color displays of the Northern Lights, is an hour’s drive away.Lead image: The Six Senses Össurá Valley site overlooks the Lón Lagoon and Vestrahorn mountain.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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