first_img the federal government must act on its promise to establish and fund a national pharmacare program, built upon the best practices of individual provincial plans currently in place; the need for an immediate federal infusion to cover 25 per cent of health-care costs, with an escalator to cover increased costs in future years; a commitment that increased federal health transfers won’t be offset by cuts to equalization; strengthening of equalization to be determined through the meeting on fiscal imbalance promised by Prime Minister Paul Martin before the next federal budget. “If accepted by the federal government, this new partnershipwould help Nova Scotia make significant new investments inreducing wait times,” said Premier Hamm. “I look forward to aconstructive discussion with the prime minister in Septemberthrough which Nova Scotia can outline the progress we have madeso far in health-care improvements, the existing challenges weneed to address, and how much money it will take to put healthcare on a sound footing for patients and their families.” Last year, Nova Scotia released Your Health Matters — a multi-year plan to improve health by reducing wait times, hiring moredoctors, nurses and other health professionals, expanding carefor seniors and focusing more on healthy lifestyles. In its final communique, the Council of the Federation recognizedNova Scotia’s leadership role in creating the country’s firstOffice of Health Promotion. “Better health care is not just about treating the patient, it’sabout encouraging people to make better choices for their ownhealth,” said the premier. “That’s why a key part of Your HealthMatters is a focus on healthy living.” Premier Hamm added that all premiers have reiterated theirsupport for being publicly accountable for health-care spending. “Taxpayers deserve to know that their dollars are being properlyspent on health and that those dollars improve access to serviceand the health and well-being of our citizens,” said the premier. Today’s agreement by Canada’s premiers and territorial leaderswill result in better health care for Nova Scotians, if acceptedby Ottawa, Premier John Hamm said today, July 30. “It’s time for action by all governments, not more finger-pointing,” said the premier. “The partnership being proposed isan excellent starting point for a serious and comprehensivediscussion with Ottawa to act now to improve health care.” At the Council of the Federation meeting today at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., premiers agreed to the following points to present tothe prime minister at the First Ministers’ Meeting scheduled forSeptember:last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s governors general deserve continued financial support once they retire but they need to be more transparent and accountable for their expenses, Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.The prime minister made the comment after a Postmedia report revealed that Adrienne Clarkson, who was governor general from 1999 to 2005, has billed more than $1 million in expenses since leaving the vice-regal job.Besides their pensions, former governors general get lifetime public funding for office and travel expenses through a policy that has existed since 1979, on the premise that governors general never truly retire.Trudeau said the federal government will review the program to determine “best practices” for supporting former governors general.“These are people who’ve stepped up and offered tremendous service to this country but Canadians expect a certain level of transparency and accountability and we’re going to make sure we’re moving forward in a thoughtful way,” Trudeau said on his way into the Liberals’ weekly caucus meeting.Rideau Hall defended the practice of financially supporting former governors general but supported Trudeau’s plan to review it.“Once governors general end their mandate, there remains an expectation that they continue to serve as Canadian leading figures,” said Natalie Babin Dufresne, the communications director in the office of the secretary to the Governor General.“This expectation of continued public life means that they are regularly solicited to support various causes, take part in important events and undertake official activities. Government policies that cover the support needed by former governors general for this public life should be reviewed on a regular basis.”Babin Dufresne said the policy covers “reasonable and justified administrative expenses,” including administrative support, office space and furniture, professional services, travel and accommodation. Original receipts and invoices are required when submitting claims for reimbursement.Clarkson has billed more than $100,000 to the government nine times in the 12 years since she left Rideau Hall.That’s the threshold for reporting the billings separately, including identifying the claimant, in the federal government’s annual Public Accounts. The Public Accounts disclose no detail about the nature of the expenses.Expenses of less than $100,000 billed by former governors general are lumped together in a general “temporary help services” category and do not identify who claimed them. Last year’s Public Accounts include about $228,000 spent that way, divided among five unnamed payees.Conservative MP Gerard Deltell called on Clarkson to publicly explain her expenses.“When you spend a penny of the public money, you have to explain yourself and especially when you have been governor general,” he said.Clarkson’s executive assistant did not immediately respond to a request for comment.While he’s “not a big fan” of the amounts of money Clarkson has claimed in expenses, Deltell said it’s premature to call for a cap on such expenses in future.“Let’s see the explanation of what she has done with that money. It’s a case by case. Sometimes it’s right, sometimes it’s wrong, you know.”NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said he didn’t know enough about the issue to comment, other than to say, in general, the expenditure of public funds should always be “respectful” of taxpayers.last_img read more

first_imgJoaquin Phoenix is disgusted and sickened by the first-ever look inside China’s dog-leather trade.“The footage that you’re about to watch of China’s dog-leather trade is one of the worst things I’ve ever seen”, begins Joaquin Phoenix in his new PETA exposé. Phoenix narrates over footage that reveals how dogs are kicked, are beaten over the head and have their throats slit and their skin peeled off – all while other dogs watch before they experience the same cruel fate. The animals’ skin is turned into leather – commonly gloves and other small goods such as cat toys and coat trim – and is exported all over the world to be sold to consumers who usually have no clue whose animal parts they’re buying.“If you buy leather gloves, belts or shoes, remember”, concludes the Her star, “there’s no easy way to tell whose skin you’re really in. If you love dogs like I do, then please never buy or wear leather, whether it comes from a dog, a cow or any other animal.”The footage was captured by a PETA Asia investigator at a facility that bludgeons and skins 100 to 200 dogs a day. In China, there are still no penalties for cruelty to animals.Phoenix, a vegan who shuns clothes made of any animal’s skin, wool or fur, is fully committed to PETA’s motto – which reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”. He famously wore vegan leather boots as Johnny Cash in Walk the Line and is one of a growing list of celebrities – including Jude Law, Charlize Theron, Eva Mendes, Penelope Cruz and Morrissey – who have teamed up with PETA to promote kindness to animals in various ways.last_img read more

first_imgGreater Noida: In a tragic road accident, three persons including a minor boy was killed after the speeding car they were travelling in collided into a tree near Dankaur area of Greater Noida on Thursday night. Cops said that the incident occurred when the deceased driver of the car tried to save a motorist and rammed vehicle into the tree. According to police, the deceased have been identified as Baljeet (35), Shahid (19), and Aahil (4), all natives of Dankaur area. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plasticCops said that the incident occurred around 7:30 PM on Thursday near Usmanpur village in Dankaur area. Police said that Baljeet and Shahid died on the spot while Aahil succumbed to injuries at the hospital. “A PCR call was received from a passerby who reported the incident to police. A police team rushed to the spot and found that a white coloured Maruti Swift Dzire car has rammed into a tree while the occupants of car were critically injured. The injured were immediately rushed to a nearby private hospital where doctors declared Baljeet and Shahid dead on arrival while Aahil died during treatment on Thursday night. The bodies were sent for the post mortem, reports of which are awaiting,” said Samresh Kumar Singh, Station House Officer of Dankaur Police Station. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe officer further said that the car was being driven by Shahid while the incident occurred when he was returning Back to his home after taking Baljeet who works as a motor mechanic in Dankaur area. Aahil was already present along with Shahid when he had come to pick Baljeet. “Eyewitnesses informed police that while driving the car, a biker suddenly came in front of his car and the driver of car turned the vehicle towards the side of the road where it crashed into the tree,” added Singh. Meanwhile, police are yet to receive any complaint into the matter to register a case.last_img read more

Rabat – Lyon police reported on Wednesday that they have arrested a man of Moroccan origin accused of stealing the money raised from the faithful in mosques in France for 4 years.The Moroccan man, 41, who has previously been sentenced to a year in prison in Riom in Puy-de-Dôme for 13 burglaries, was accused of 77 more counts of theft in mosques all over the Republic.According to the Dna.fr, the man has been moving from city to city visiting mosques and other Islamic associations to steal donations. Originally arrested because of train fines, his DNA samples, his telephone data, and his train fines have helped to charge him with 64 extra thefts carried out all over France.A police source said that the man has stolen several thousand euros from the contributions of the worshipers at various Mosques.“He got the money collected from the faithful. In total, he stole several thousand euros,” said a police source.The accused, who denied the allegations, was presented to the public prosecutor on Wednesday.Like in every place of worship, Muslims tend to collect money from worshipers to provide for the demands of the mosque and keep it clean and equipped. read more

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde was the health board with the most drug-related deaths at 280, followed by NHS Lothian with 137 and NHS Lanarkshire with 102. The majority of those who died were male, aged 35-54. Drug deaths have reached a record highCredit:PA “Whatever respective Scottish Governments have tried has not worked, that is plain from these atrocious statistics,” she said.“We need a radical and urgent drugs strategy, not one that waves the white flag in the face of drug-dealers and those who profit from this despicable industry, but one that gets tough on the issue.“We need to help vulnerable people beat the habit once and for all, not park them on methadone just to watch them die from that very substance years later.” So-called legal highs were involved in around a third of last year’s drug-deaths, the vast majority of which involved more than one substance being found in the person’s system.Heroin or morphine were implicated in, or potentially contributed to, 470 deaths, followed by methandone for 439 people, diazepam for 205, etizolam for 299, cocaine in 176 and ecstasy-like substances in 27.Annie Wells, the Scottish Conservative public health spokesman, said hundreds of vulnerable people were having their lives taken by “the evil drug-dealers who are ruining Scotland’s communities”. drugs 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. Joe Fitzpatrick, the public health minister, said the Scottish Government was developing a refreshed drugs strategy having recognised a shortfall in support services.He said each death was a tragedy, adding: “We will continue to do all we can to prevent others from experiencing similar heartbreak and we are developing a refreshed substance use strategy.”This is in direct response to the changing drugs landscape, the continued rise in drug-related deaths and the recognition that current services do not meet the needs of all the people who need support.”The new strategy will take a person-centred approach so that treatment and support services address people’s wider health and social needs, such as mental health, employability and homelessness.” heroin Drug deaths have reached their worst level in Scotland since records began, after more than doubling in a decade.There were 934 drug-related deaths registered in 2017, 66 more than the previous year and the largest number since the figures were first collated in 1996.The statistics from the National Records of Scotland also show that Scotland’s drug death rate is roughly two and half times the UK rate.The Scottish Conservatives said the rate was also “massively worse” than anywhere else in Europe.Three people aged 14 or under were among those who died, with around 18 people a week dying of illegal substances. The official “Drug-related deaths” paper shows that methadone, the heroin substitute, was present in nearly half of all deaths, despite being prescribed by the NHS to keep people off drugs. A drug user preparing to inject heroinCredit:PA read more

first_imgSFR va vendre l’iPadLa tablette tactile d’Apple sera bientôt mise en vente dans les boutiques SFR. Il sera possible d’y acquérir l’iPad à partir de 179,90 euros.Après Orange, il y a quelques jours, c’est au tour de SFR de proposer l’iPad dans ses rayons. Pour le moment, seule sa boutique en ligne permet d’acheter (en pré-commande) la tablette tactile à la pomme. Il s’agit du modèle 3G avec Wi-Fi de 16 Go, mis en vente à partir de 179,90 euros.Pour obtenir l’appareil à ce prix, les consommateurs devront acquérir la nouvelle box Neufbox Evolution de SFR et s’abonner à “Internet Absolu +”, un forfait à 39,90 euros par mois pour la première année. Ensuite il faudra débourser 34,90 euros tous les mois. Un engagement de 24 mois chez l’opérateur est également requis.Ceux qui ne souhaitent pas s’abonner à la box Neufbox Evolution pourront acheter l’iPad pour 100 euros de plus, en choisissant seulement le forfait “Internet Absolu +”.SFR propose aussi un forfait bloqué plus économique de 21,90 euros par mois (26,90 euros la première année). L’iPad coûtera alors 379 euros.Le 3 décembre 2010 à 13:57 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgJuventus boss Massimiliano Allegri was pleased with the performance of his players following their 2-0 win over Bayern Munich in their first pre-season match at the International Champions CupDespite the absence of club record signing Cristiano Ronaldo, who is currently in China on his annual “CR7 tour”, The Bianconeri overcame fellow European giants Bayern with Italian forward Andrea Favilli rising to the occasion by netting a brace to hand Juventus the win.The 21-year-old scored his first from 10 yards, after an error by Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, in the 32nd minute before later adding his second of the game by curling into the back of the net at the end of the first-half.Speaking after their win in Philadelphia, Allegri declared himself satisfied with the performance of his players.“The boys did well. It was our first match and we did well considering the shape we were in,” said Allegri, according to Football-Italia.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Quite a lot of young boys played and they showed they are at a high level.“We are working a lot on the defensive side of things because, out of the attackers available, I only have a few young boys.”On the goalscoring hero, he added: “Favilli did well, scoring two goals.”Next up for Juventus is a meeting with Portuguese giants Benfica on Saturday in their second game of the ICC with the Major League Soccer’s All-Stars awaiting them three days later.last_img read more

first_imgEnlarge ImageTesla’s new Beach Buggy game is playable in-car with the vehicle’s controls. Tesla Tesla seems to be spending a lot of time lately putting video games into its cars. The most recent of these is called Beach Buggy Racing 2, and it was developed by a company called Vector Unit. It’s being added as part of the launch of Tesla’s Arcade and ToyboxWhat’s cool about Beach Buggy Racing 2 is that if you’re charging your Tesla, you can play the game using the built-in controls for your car. The steering wheel steers in-game, and the brake and accelerator pedals do their jobs as well. That isn’t to say that there’s not a potential downside to this. Car Games and Apps Car Culture Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Your next charging session is going to be SO 👏 MUCH 👏 FUN 👏 pic.twitter.com/5YzSL36kCC— Tesla (@Tesla) June 18, 2019 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value More From Roadshow Tesla We ride along in Tesla Mobile Service’s customized Model… 21 Photos 4:04 Tags Incredibly cool Tesla Easter eggs 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 4 In the teaser video that Tesla posted to its Twitter account on Tuesday, you can see the cars front wheels moving while parked as the driver plays the game. In case this isn’t obvious, that’s a really good way to unevenly wear your front tires out and put extra stress on your steering components.We reached out to Tesla for comment on its plans to address any added wear, to which Tesla representatives replied: “The game has been tuned to give you full control of your dune buggy with minimal steering wheel movement. You can also use touchscreen controls which does not move the wheels, and USB controller support is coming soon.”As for the game itself, it looks like a super fun (if slightly derivative of Mario Kart) racing game with decent graphics that probably look awesome on a Model 3’s huge landscape-oriented screen. The game has several difficulty modes ranging from Chill to Ludicrous (we see what you did there, Tesla) and features 22 levels.The game update is rolling out to Tesla customers starting on Tuesday. Comments Teslalast_img read more

first_imgBy Gregory Jaquet | Special to The Tico Times David is 32. He was a policeman. Then he went to jail because of domestic violence before being released. “I experienced true solitude. The prison had become my world. I stayed in my cell 23 hours a day for nine months. At the end, I was afraid to go out,” he recalls.In the sitting room of the WEM Institute in San Pedro, a neighborhood east of San José, 70 men listen to his confession. WEM provides counseling to violent men and helps them work through their personal issues to confront the causes of gender-based violence. Forced to attend by the courts after an episode of domestic violence, forced by their wives, or simply joining of their own free will, these men represent part of Costa Rica’s male society, and they are here to talk about what they’ve done and learned. David wears jeans and a dated training jacket. His hair is short, and he doesn’t know what to do with his arms in front of such a large audience. He seems uncomfortable. His lip trembles and his eyes are wet.“A year ago, I was violent with my wife,” he begins. “I was sentenced to nine months. After the sentencing, I came to WEM workshops to learn to manage my anger. I did 45 sessions, and I understood many things. And then I screwed up. I broke the restraining order against me. What I did, and I regret it, is write a message to my wife’s sister. A message. And they ordered my arrest.”Renouncing violenceDavid now stands like a policeman before the meeting – legs apart, hands on hips. He seems to reach for his belt, gun and handcuff holster to pose. But he’s no longer a cop. He’s exposed, alone. And he tells his story to the group of men who have chosen to become “better” and to renounce violence by participating in these workshops.“In my cell there was a man who got 35 years for killing his wife. A murderer. I lived with him 23 hours a day for nine months. With a murderer.”David touches his nose, looks down and pauses. He is moved. The assembly is silent. Álvaro Campos, the director of WEM who has initiated this session, approaches David and puts his hand on his shoulder, encouraging him to continue. “Tome su tiempo,” take your time, he says. David starts again, but his voice quavers. “It’s hard when you’re in the prison, you’re a police officer and the prisoners know it,” he says. Another pause, and David sobs. In this room with green walls and trembling neon light, he looks like a sad child.“I received no calls. All these sons of bitches who were my friends? Not a single call in nine months. The only contact was from my parents.” He finishes. Campos returns and applauds, thanking him for his contribution. Working with menThere are five or six pensioners, 20 people aged 40-60, 20 more between 30-40 and a few younger ones. They are dressed in sports clothes and work attire. They came to the WEM Institute to redefine masculinity, get educated and hopefully prevent more violent episodes, or as Campos describes it, “combating inequality by working with men.”Campos points out that domestic violence is problematic throughout Latin America. The region’s violent history – military regimes, revolutions and authoritarianism, for example – and a patriarchal tradition create dynasties of violent men, who act out against wives and children. Despite its more peaceful history, Costa Rica is also affected by this phenomenon. Also, the trivialization of violence due to drug trafficking and gang activity is another cause of almost automatic recourse to intimidation and the exercise of power.Powerful, virile, dominantWEM has 15 employees, psychologists and social workers and a network of men known as the “Red de Hombres” – 50 volunteers who work with the institute to organize activities. These professionals have created a method to work with men based on their values and histories. They ask the men to commit to becoming nonviolent. This helps address the “machismo” problem, a social construction that allows them to become powerful, virile and dominant. Many workshops are organized to deal with these issues: group sessions, anger management classes, management of marital separation, courses on how to be a good father, sessions to discuss masculinity, and others. In addition, the institute offers workshops for teenagers and young men who are invited during one-day sessions to consider their roles involving the issue of equality and preventing violence against women. Attendance is impressive – during my last visit to a group session, 120 men attended.‘Women Have Changed. Men Haven’t.’ Campos says that women have changed: “In Latin America as elsewhere, empowerment allows women to study, to claim the right to work, to live in society, share the chores. This emancipation was explained to Latin American women in schools, by mothers, aunts and sisters. The men, however, have received no update.”Often, he says, men’s source of knowledge for how to behave in a relationship comes from their fathers. Young men from Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Mexico, for example, imitate the actions they have seen – or experienced – during childhood, he adds. “Many men who come to WEM do so because they fail in their relationships or living as a couple. They lose their wives, their children, and they must pay support when they earn almost nothing,” Campos says. In Costa Rica, laws call for severe punishment in domestic violence cases, and home evictions, restraining orders and child support are ordered by the courts every day.Attitudes of some Latin American men have not changed much since the time of the conquistadores. The exaltation of virility, such as the exaggerated trappings of authority, can be common issues. Alex is a psychologist and conducts workshops on anger management at the institute. “Hopeless, many men understand that they need to learn something new. We suggest they come to WEM,” he says. During a group session last December, people are motivated to speak, telling their stories, their mishaps. And when a participant faces a challenge, it becomes a therapy session. The rules are repeated at the beginning of each session: “Hablar de mis sentimientos, escuchar a los otros.” Speak what we feel, listen to others.Alfonso is 28. He says he was sent by his wife because he is a machista and is authoritative. Alfonso says he was violent with his children, and his wife complained of being terrorized. “How did you come to be like this?” asks Alex, the facilitator. “At home. My grandfather raised me. He hit me with his belt and set his dogs on me when I didn’t do things the way he wanted,” Alfonso responds. He seems shy, his body closed tight. He holds his scooter helmet against himself and speaks with his eyes downcast. Assisted by facilitators, Alfonso uses powerful words: “pain in the heart,” “an open wound.” “I would tell my grandfather that I need love and not orders or punishments,” he says. His confessions bring others. Edgar is 50-something. He says little at first, and then lets go, revealing that he was tortured by his parents, who scalded his hands in boiling water when he was 6. ‘I Inherited the Throne of My Father’Edgar cries for a long time. There is an awkward silence. He says he understands why he became a violent man. It was because of his father. “I inherited the throne of my father,” he says to illustrate that he has behaved like a dictator in the family he created. “I advance and move on through these sessions. But my wife and children, who have grown up, still say that they are terrified. How long will it take me to regain their trust?”In this ugly room without heat, men speak of a father’s lack of love, a mother’s caress, a child’s games and missing tenderness. And slowly, the image of the Latin American machista is cracked.Gregory Jaquet is a 35-year-old Swiss expat in San José working as a volunteer for Eirenesuisse, a Swiss NGO (www.eirenesuisse.ch). See more stories and pictures on his blog, www.henryjaquet.com, and visit the WEM Institute’s Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/pages/Instituto-Wem-Masculinidad-sexualidad-y-pareja. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

first_imgRelated posts:‘Point West’: The story of Oliver North’s Costa Rican airstrip The exposure of Eugene Hasenfus Is the sword still the enemy of freedom? An honest assessment of President Monge: ‘neutrality, but not too much’ When the press brought it to light in September 1986, a mile-long secret runway built on a lonely tongue of land jutting into the Pacific Ocean just south of the Nicaraguan border became a major embarrassment for both U.S. and Costa Rican governments. It offered dramatic proof that the administration of U.S. President Ronald Reagan had been using Costa Rica to supply the Nicaraguan Contra rebels, running roughshod over both U.S. and Costa Rican law.The airstrip came to be a headache for the governments of both countries — an embarrassing symbol of official wrongdoing as well as an “investment dispute” after Costa Rica President Óscar Arias decided to expropriate the land on which it had been built to integrate it into Santa Rosa National Park.See also: Santa Rosa: In search of kitesurfing, Oliver North and the value of lifeIn 1986, Central America was a Cold-War cauldron. Costa Rica found itself in the middle of the war between Nicaragua’s Sandinista government and the U.S.-backed Contras.Though Luis Alberto Monge, Costa Rica’s president from 1982 to 1986, had declared his country neutral in the conflict, he was under extraordinary pressure from the Reagan administration to allow Costa Rica to be used by the Contras to attack the Sandinistas.While Monge put up resistance — Costa Rica never became anything like the Contra launching pad in Honduras where U.S. trainers operated training camps for the rebels – the Contras maintained R&R centers here and moved freely back and forth through the country’s poorly guarded border.But the most infamous example of the Contras’ presence in Costa Rica was the huge secret airstrip in the remote valley of Potrero Grande on the Santa Elena Peninsula.According to former President Arias, Contra activity in Costa Rica — specifically the airstrip — was the subject of a meeting at Monge’s Pozos de Santa Ana home the day of Arias’ inauguration on May 8, 1986.According to Arias, Monge had called the new president to his home to meet with then-U.S. Ambassador Lewis Tambs to inform Arias about the various efforts afoot to help the Contras in Costa Rica. Monge later admitted to Tico Times writer María Elena Carvajal that he had tacitly approved construction of the airstrip after U.S. “men with maps” visited him and pressured him with ominous warnings about the Sandinista threat to Costa Rica.Arias, who had pledged during his inaugural address to bring peace to Central America in what would eventually become a plan to disarm all irregular forces in the region, said he was appalled when he learned of the runway and told Tambs that the Contras were not to use a single inch of Costa Rican territory. He said he ordered the airstrip closed.In an angry feud that still boils in Costa Rica, Monge categorically denied that this meeting happened.Whatever the truth, the record shows that the airstrip had not become operational until the very month Arias became president, meaning that if Arias did order Tambs not to use the strip, the ambassador ignored the order.The Tico Times had heard rumors of mysterious flights in the border area for months. In September, a U.S. retiree who asked not to be identified telephoned The Tico Times to report that he had spotted C-130 airplanes flying over his house in La Cruz, near the border.At the time, my colleague Lyle Prescott and her husband Alberto Moreno were working for NBC News. Lyle knew the border area well. As a student at the University of Pennsylvania, she had studied under renowned U.S. biologist Daniel Janzen, whose work on ecosystem recovery on the Santa Elena Peninsula had brought him worldwide fame.I tracked down Janzen, who was attending a conference on the White Tail Deer east of San José, and asked him what he knew about flights over the border area.“No comment,” the bearded biologist said.When I persisted, he became agitated and blurted out, “Look, I know what it’s like to be shot at.” Though he wouldn’t give us any more information, his bearing told us we were on the right track.So Lyle, Alberto, Tico Times reporter Jake Dyer and photographer Julio Laínez and I headed for the Santa Elena Peninsula and Santa Rosa National Park.When we got to the park, we met two U.S. biologists, a man and his wife, who were doing research on the dry tropical forest. When we told them what we were looking for, the man said, “Well, it’s about time.”They said the flights were landing and taking off in a coastal valley with an open end on the ocean known as Potrero Grande. The land was to have been part of the national park, but the owners had refused to relinquish.The biologists said they had heard that the Costa Rican police had raided the airstrip the month before.Armed with this knowledge, we went to the airport in Liberia, the main city in Guanacaste province, and chartered a twin-engine Cessna. Such was our paranoia about the nature of our mission that we told the pilot we were nature photographers out to film the nesting beaches of sea turtles.When we spotted the enormous airstrip, we feigned surprise and asked the pilot to circle it. The runway showed signs of having been recently used, with very large tracks marking its length.We need not have been so paranoid. Back on the ground in Liberia, we confessed our sea turtle ruse. The pilot expressed surprise and curiosity about the airstrip and said that if we had told him about it, we could have taken a closer look.We took him up on his offer and the next day flew over the airstrip anew, this time virtually at ground level.Jake called Tico Times editor Dery Dyer (no relation) and told her what we’d found.Dery immediately alerted colleagues at Newsweek and The Miami Herald. The word spread quickly, and soon she was receiving calls from all the major international news organizations.Jake also called his cousin, Vice Minister of the Presidency Luis Alberto Cordero, for government comment. Cordero said he had no information and that the government was busy with Arias’ trip to New York to address the United Nations General Assembly.Back in San José the next day, I took the photos of the airstrip to the presidential offices, where cantankerous Public Security Minister Hernán Garrón was in a meeting with other officials.Garrón confirmed that the Costa Rican Civil Guard had seized the airstrip, but said it was a strip for small planes.I showed him Laínez’s photos, pointing out that “small planes didn’t make those tire marks.”Garrón became angry and blurted out, “We didn’t know what we were dealing with. We didn’t know if we’d find Contras or armed drug traffickers.”When the Minister met the press a few days later at the Costa Rica Press Association in honor of international journalists’ day, he was prepared for the media frenzy. Reporters from virtually every major foreign news organization were in attendance, demanding to know about the airstrip.Garrón acknowledged that the Civil Guard had seized the “illegal” airstrip, but he said the land was a “tourism project” being developed by a Panamanian company, Udall Resources, whose principal was a U.S. citizen named Robert Ohlmstead. Neither he nor anybody else could supply any further information about the company or its CEO.The Iran-Contra investigation later revealed that both “Udall” and “Ohlmstead” were fabrications by U.S. Lt. Col. Oliver North, part of an elaborate ruse to hide U.S. funding for the Contras.The Tico Times published a full report on the airstrip in its Sept. 26, 1986 print edition, along with an editorial ridiculing the “tourism project” story and the inability of anyone to say what was really going on in Portrero Grande.From ‘tourism project’ to arms flightsThe full significance of the airstrip, and the importance it would have in the Iran-Contra scandal that exploded on Nov. 25, 1986 when U.S. Attorney General Ed Meese revealed that the Reagan Administration had sold arms to Iran and used the proceeds to supply the Contras at a time when aid to the Contras was prohibited by the Boland Amendment, emerged gradually.A clue came on Oct. 5, 1986, when a Fairchild C-123K cargo plane flying over Nicaragua was shot down by a SAM 7 missile fired by a young Sandinista soldier.The Sandinistas captured one of the plane’s occupants, a “kicker” named Eugene Hasenfus, whose job was to push supplies out of the plane, and retrieved a trove of documents from the wreckage, which they were more than happy to share with the international press.One document was a list of telephone numbers, some of which were Costa Rican. Newsweek shared the numbers with The Tico Times. Jake Dyer traced one number to a hitherto-unknown “Special Ops” office in the U.S. Embassy in San José and another to the Escazú home of “Tomás Castillo,” which turned out to be the cover name of CIA station chief for Costa Rica Joe Fernández, who had been coordinating the arms flights.These revelations linked the U.S. government to Contra efforts at a time when Reagan Administration officials had been saying that “private benefactors” had taken over funding and supplying the Contras. The ensuing scandal forced Tambs’ resignation in December.Meanwhile, ownership of the airstrip land remained murky. The property was registered to the Santa Elena Development Corp., which had several owners, including a North Carolina native named Joe Hamilton. William Allen, in his book “Green Pheonix, Restoring the Tropical Forests of Guanacaste, Costa Rica,” said that other owners included Swiss businessman George Livanos and oil magnate Edward Carey, brother of former Democratic Governor of New York Hugh Carey.Oliver North, or someone in his organization, had gained an option to buy the land and had taken out a $5 million mortgage on the property, leaving doubts about who actually owned it. This, however, did not stop the administration of George H.W. Bush, at the insistence of Jesse Helms, the ultraconservative Republican Senator from North Carolina, and a friend of Hamilton’s from punishing Costa Rica by withholding an Inter-American Development Bank loan after Arias expropriated the land to incorporate it into Santa Rosa National Park.A World Bank arbitration panel eventually awarded the owners $13 million, which, noted one Costa Rican officially wryly, “probably went to the lawyers.”Revelation of the airstrip also put the Costa Rican government in an embarrassing position with regard to its claims of not being involved in its neighbors’ war, coming at a time when the Sandinista government was suing Costa Rica in the World Court for allegedly assisting the Contras.For years after its discovery, the secret runway in Potrero Grande continued to cause public relations problems for both the United States and Costa Rica, prompting former Presidency Vice-Minister Cordero to sum up the sentiments of both countries when he christened it “la maldita pista” (the damned airstrip). 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first_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project TORONTO (AP) – Police say a Toronto teen is the latest person to be charged in connection with one of the worst mass shootings in the city’s history.Toronto police said Friday that a 17-year-old boy has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder, 22 counts of aggravated assault, one count each of attempted murder and recklessly discharging a firearm.The teen suspect, who cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was scheduled to appear in court Friday. Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Numerous gun shots were fired during a July 16 barbecue for young people, killing 14-year-old Shyanne Charles and 23-year-old Joshua Yasay. Twenty-three others were sent to the hospital.Nineteen-year-old Nahom Tseigazab was charged earlier this week with two counts of second-degree murder, attempted murder and 23 counts of aggravated assault.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   center_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day 5 ways to recognize low testosterone 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Top Stories Men’s health affects baby’s health toolast_img read more

first_img<a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/1ee46/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X Any recovery in 2010 for the Asia-pacific region will largely be determined by a recovery in the Japanese and Chinese traveller appetites, says a recent report commissioned by Messe Berlin.For 2009, Asian travel demand will likely be down 5% on 2008 levels due in part to heavy declines in South Korea.  In 2010, many will be looking towards Japan and China for signs of recovery in order to lead the resurgence.These findings were revealed in the recent ITB World Travel Trends Report, with core data supplied by the World Travel Monitor compiled by IPK International.“Travel demand for 2010 is likely to pick up, but spending is likely to lag at around 2005-2006 levels,” notes the report.The report found that Asia suffered a 10% drop during the January to July period, but managed to sustain a level of recovery for the second half of 2009, in order to bring about the 5% drop in demand for the full year. This curve suggests that the worst is over.“The report predicts a modest increase in outbound trip volume for Asia, but expenditure and yield levels will still be at pre-2008 levels,” said Martin Buck, Messe Berlin VP CompetenceCenter Travel & Logistics.“Within Asia we can still expect to see shorter, cheaper trips, closer to home and at off-peak times.”last_img read more

first_imgRoyal Caribbean International Royal Caribbean International clinches Best Cruise OperatorRoyal Caribbean International clinches Best Cruise OperatorRoyal Caribbean International is named Best Cruise Operator of the TTG Travel Awards 2016 for nine years in a row, and received the award at the 27th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2016 Ceremony in Bangkok this evening.Royal Caribbean has been voted unanimously by readers of TTG Asia, TTG China, TTG India, TTGmice, TTG-BTmice China, TTGassociations and TTG Asia Luxury for the award. The TTG Travel Awards are given out annually to honour organizations in Asia Pacific’s travel industry for their strong commitment towards service excellence.The global cruise brand won the award for offering the best product, services and facilities. This is highlighted by the Quantum Class Ovation of the Seas, the newest and largest ship in Asia, which features unique first-at-sea amenities such as the North Star elevated glass capsule, skydiving simulator, the Bionic Bar with robotic bartenders and SeaPlex, the largest indoor active space at sea with bumper cars and a circus school. The award is also recognition for Royal Caribbean for being the most professional sales and marketing team in terms of innovative ideas and servicing.Sean Treacy, Managing Director, Singapore & Southeast Asia of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. who received the award said, “It’s a great honour to receive this prestigious award for the ninth consecutive time. It shows Royal Caribbean’s growing strength as the leading cruise brand of choice in Asia with our amazing ships and revolutionary onboard experiences. We will continue to deliver to everyone “the One holiday” with “endless adventures”.“We thank all our partners for their strong confidence and support, in our journey in making the cruise industry more vibrant and our brand a top vacation choice across the region. Come 2017, we can look forward to another exciting year together with even more sailings and most of all, celebrating Royal Caribbean’s 10th anniversary in Asia!” he added.Royal Caribbean will be homeporting Ovation of the Seas in Singapore from March to April 2017 to bring more of the Quantum experience to Singapore. This is preceded by Mariner of theSeas’ fourth consecutive Singapore season starting in October with new itineraries such as the 3-Night Penang Weekend Cruise and the 4-night Phuket Cruise. Voyager of the Seas will also be returning to Singapore in May 2017. Together, these three ships’ sailings will offer the longest-ever deployment for Royal Caribbean in Southeast Asia.About Royal Caribbean InternationalRoyal Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand with a 46-year legacy of innovation and introducing industry “firsts” never before seen at sea. The cruise line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities only found on Royal Caribbean including, jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous vacationers alike. Onboard, guests are catered to with the cruise line’s world-renowned friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service by every staff and crew member. Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 13 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards and named the “Best Cruise Operator” for 9 consecutive years at the TTG Travel Awards as well as “Best Cruise Line” at the Travel Weekly Asia’s Reader’s Choice Awards 2015.The cruise line sails 25 of the world’s most innovative cruise ships to the most popular destinations in Bermuda and the Caribbean, Europe, Canada and New England, Alaska, South America, Asia, and Australia and New Zealand. Source = Royal Caribbean Internationallast_img read more

first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke 0 Comments   Share   The Cardinals are allowing a league-best mark of 13.3 points per game, which has allowed them to win despite a less-than-potent offense. However, Arizona did score 27 points in the win over Philadelphia, and if they can put up totals like that each week they’ll be incredibly tough to beat.“You just have to change your viewpoint of what you think Arizona is before you watch the games,” Carter continued. “Because their defense is dominant.” Top Stories center_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation A lot of praise comes with a 3-0 start, especially when that record includes wins over Tom Brady’s New England Patriots and Michael Vick’s Philadelphia Eagles.The Arizona Cardinals have become media darlings, so to speak, with former NFL receiver and current ESPN analyst Chris Carter being the latest to say nice things about them.“[Sunday] Fitzgerald had the big game but we know that [Kevin] Kolb was consistent, didn’t have those costly turnovers, managed the football game,” Carter told ESPN’s Mike & Mike Monday. “Yeah, if you believe in defense you’ve got to believe in Arizona.” Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

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BBMP commissioner, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has also strongly condemned the killing of the veteran journalist. In a condolence message the chief minister described the killing of Bukhari as highly barbaric deplorable and condemnable “His killing has only established that violence cannot stand the scrutiny of logic and rationality The whole state stands in unanimity in condemning this inhuman act of savagery” Mehbooba said in the statement She said the role and contribution rendered by Bukhari in institutionalisation of the media here has become part of the journalistic history of the state “One would always see him raising issues of common cause concerning people He would often fight for the issues of people through his columns and various discussions but alas this voice of people stands silenced today brutally” Mehbooba said The chief minister visited the hospital where Bukhari was taken after the attack and paid her respects to the departed soul She also conveyed her heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family particularly his parents wife and two kids The separatists have also condemned his killing terming it barbaric and unpardonable English newspaper ‘Rising Kashmir’ published its daily edition on Friday a day after losing its editor-in-chief Shujaat Bukhari in an assassination which also resulted in the death of his two personal security officers (PSOs) Rising Kashmir hit the stands this morning with a full-page photograph of its late editor-in-chief against a black background The page also carried the message that the paper would not be cowed down “You left all too sudden but you will always be our leading light with your professional conviction and exemplary courage We won’t be cowed down by the cowards who snatched you from us We will uphold your principle of telling the truth howsoever unpleasant it may be.Rest in peace” the paper said Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah said publishing the daily despite Bukhari’s killing is the most fitting tribute to him as it was what the late journalist would have wanted The show must go on As Shujaat would have wanted it to This is today’s @RisingKashmir issue That Shujaat’s colleagues were able to bring out the paper in the face of insurmountable grief is a testament to their professionalism & the most fitting tribute to their late boss pictwittercom/ADP70D4F1q — Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) June 14 2018 Bukhari is the fourth journalist to be killed by militants in the nearly three-decade-long violence in Kashmir In 1991 the editor of ‘Alsafa’ Mohammed Shaban Vakil was killed by militants of Hizbul Muahideen Former BBC correspondent Yussuf Jameel escaped with injuries when a bomb exploded in his office in 1995 but ANI cameramen Mushtaq Ali lost his life in the incident Later on 31 January 2003 Parvaz Mohammed Sultan editor of NAFA was shot dead by Hizbul Mujahideen at his Press Enclave office It is very capital intensive, Currently,S. Swabhiman Party and Lok Gathbandhan Party (six each) and the CPI (3).060 for its failure to pay for extra work. of St." As the storm closes in, the largest since Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast in 2012.

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