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SAN JOSÉ — Isla de Coco, one of the world’s largest uninhabited islands, achieved fame in 1993 as the backdrop for Stephen Spielberg’s blockbuster movie “Jurassic Park.” Twenty years later, the remote Costa Rican island is better known as a dropoff point for drug traffickers. Officials gathered Aug. 14 on this nine-square-mile speck of land in the middle of the Pacific to celebrate the construction of a radar station they hope will end this infamous reputation. “This is the first step in our new Maritime Control and Vigilance Strategy,” said Public Security Minister Mario Zamora. “Today is a historic day for the national security of Costa Rica, in a very complex area like Isla de Coco. At 340 miles off our coast, we are beginning to recuperate and expand our police presence to the very ends of our territory.” The week before announcing the new radar facility, Costa Rica’s Public Security Ministry met with Interpol officials to create the National Steering Committee on Environmental Safety. The organization’s first priority is to develop electronic monitoring for Costa Rica’s coasts, information that can then be shared with Interpol. “This new structure will facilitate working together and sharing information with help from Interpol’s resources to combat crime,” Deputy Interior Minister Marcela Chacón told reporters. Costa Rica disbanded its military in 1948, leaving the country with no navy to patrol its 206,000 square miles of ocean territory. The Costa Rican Coast Guard and police now patrol the ocean, with assistance from other countries through joint patrolling agreements. Isla de Coco’s waters are restricted because it is a national park. But the lack of an alert system has prevented officials from effectively tracking down trespassers and drug traffickers. The area is monitored by infrequent Coast Guard patrols and one patrol ship of park guards. The new $2 million radar facility will let police and park rangers detect vessels within a 100-mile radius of the island, and to deploy units immediately, Zamora said, adding that 66 patrol boats will be used to patrol the area. Officials expect that the new system, which will be operated by the Costa Rican Coast Guard, will be up and running by February of next year. “This new equipment will allow us to send radar-directed patrols with two objectives: eliminating narcotics trafficking boats and illegal fishing boats,” Zamora said, adding that the new facility is the first of 17 to be built along the country’s Pacific and Caribbean coastlines. By Dialogo August 28, 2013
Olurotimi Akeredolu Also in support are Ondo state government, Nigeria Travel Week, Smokin Hills Golf Resort, Elizade University, Heritage Hotel, Sunview Hotel, Signatures Club, Template Lounge, Splendor Lounge, FRSC and NADDC.Apart from the professional drivers that would be manning a number of race cars that have been scheduled to burn the tracks in Ondo State, the two-man race between the governor and Chief Ade. Ojo is expected to be the highlight race for the Day 2 of the event.Omolade said, car lovers from different parts of the country would be converging on Friday November 16 at the Smokin Hill Golf Course for registration before the off road race of 4×4 category will be flagged to set the event rolling.“From the maiden edition’s experience of last year, we have scheduled the off road race for the first day. So we will be able to manage the time for the other races that are coming at other venues.“For your information, 1.8 litre engine race also known as the Sunshine race will be participating in this year’s event. A lot of entertainment awaits participants and audience. Also, there is Special Golf Kitty at Smokin Hills, Ilara-Mokin,” he noted.This year’s event is meant to spike local tourism. We will be employing about 250 people to man the different aspects of the race.Racers attending the event from Lagos are expected to assemble at the Lagos Ibadan Toll gate in Lagos by 7:00am on Friday November 16.They would be led by Federal Road Safety Corps officials in a convoy down to Ilara- Mokin where the first leg of the two-day event will take off. The flag off is scheduled for 2:00pm same day.The event would be rounded up with drifting/car stunt at the Arcade on Igbatoro Road Akure. There would performances by artists, Mizz Kiss, Vermis Bakare, Lala Eleniyan, Fawazzy and others before the presentation of prizes to winners. Over N3 million is at stake as prize money.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Executive Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has been announced by the organisers of the Ondo Auto Rally as the main host of the event billed to touch down at different spots in the state, from Friday November 16th through Saturday November 17th, 2018 at the state capital, Akure.According to the Coordinator of the 2018 race, Olumide Omolade, the governor is also being prepared to host an exhibition of two-man race that would feature himself and founder of Elizade Nigeria Ltd/Chairman of Toyota Nigeria Ltd, Chief Michael Ade Ojo (OON).The event is sponsored by Toyota Nigeria Ltd, Elizade Nigeria Ltd, SMT Nigeria (Volvo), JAC, Meristem, Eterna Oil, Air Namibia, Pepsi and ONDIPA.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter GOOD WISHES FOR ORTIZAs all the baseball world waited for good news on David Ortiz, who was reportedly recovering well after suffering a gunshot wound in the Dominican Republic on Sunday night, Albert Pujols told the story of how he first came into contact with Ortiz.Ortiz, who is four years older than Pujols, was originally signed by the Seattle Mariners, who had a complex near Pujols’ home in the Dominican.“Every time I go to school, I had to go through there,” Pujols said. “I didn’t even go to school. I stayed around and watched. I lied to my Mom and Dad and told them I went to school.”They became close after both were in the majors.“We’re all family,” Pujols said of Dominican players. “When we come here, we always have that connection. We are always tight.”ALSOJustin Upton, rehabbing a sprained toe, was scheduled to play seven innings on Monday at Class-A Inland Empire. Ausmus said Upton had several steps left to go, including playing nine innings on back-to-back days, but it was possible he’d be reinstated sometime on the upcoming 11-game trip. …Related Articles ANAHEIM — Matt Harvey’s rehab from a back injury has hit a snag, leaving the Angels uncertain when he’ll be healthy enough to pitch again.Manager Brad Ausmus said Monday that Harvey had more trouble with his back during his rehab outing on Saturday at Triple-A Salt Lake, which was just days after Harvey had said he was healthy.Ausmus said Harvey wasn’t currently scheduled for any further evaluations, but Ausmus conceded that he is concerned “just a little bit, because of the re-aggravation.”Harvey, who signed an $11-million deal with the Angels over the winter, had a 7.50 ERA in 10 starts before going on the injured list with the back issue. Harvey didn’t seem to believe the issue was serious, in fact admitting that he’d tried to pitch through it without reporting it to the team. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Harvey pitched for Salt Lake on Saturday, allowing eight runs in 2-2/3 innings. His velocity also dropped during the outing.ANGELS INK TOP PICKThe Angels agreed to terms with first-round pick Will Wilson on Monday, just a week after making him the 15th pick in the draft.“It’s unbelievable,” Wilson said amid a quick tour of the media during Monday’s game. “Just letting everything soak in, finally signing on the dotted line. It’s just unbelievable, a dream come true.”A shortstop from North Carolina State, Wilson said he is headed to Utah to play for the Angels’ short-season Class-A affiliate in Orem.Wilson agreed to a $3.4 million bonus, which is lower than the $3.89-million slot value assigned to his pick. That gives the team some leeway to go over-slot in order to sign other players. Third-round pick Jack Kochanowicz, a high school pitcher with a scholarship to Virginia, could require a deal in excess of his $637,600 slot value to sign. Andrelton Simmons, out with a sprained ankle, took ground balls with limited lateral movement and he took batting practice on the field. There is no official timetable for Simmons’ return, but if he follows the schedule of similar injuries he’d be back in late July or early August. …Cesar Puello has begun working out at first base. Ausmus said Puello had played 10 innings at the position as a 17-year-old, so at the moment they are simply experimenting to see what he can do. …David Fletcher, who has been out with a sore left shoulder, said he was feeling better on Monday. Ausmus said he was available to come off the bench on Monday, and Fletcher said he expected to be ready to play on Tuesday…The Angels recalled Jake Jewell and optioned Nick Tropeano, bringing up a fresh arm for the bullpen.UP NEXTAngels (opener or RHP Félix Peña, 3-1, 3.53) vs. Dodgers (RHP Kenta Maeda, 7-2, 3.48), Tuesday, 7 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM, 570 AM
By The Nelson Daily SportsThe Selkirk Saints dropped a pair of road games as the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey season kicked off its 2011 season on a variety of fronts.Selkirk opened the new semester with a 10-4 shellacking at the hands of Simon Fraser Clan. Saturday, the Saints lost a close one, losing 3-2 to Trinity Western Spartans.Selkirk made the trip missing some key parts to the team as defencemen Josh Mace (Nelson) and Devin Kerckhof (Edmonton)and forward Caleb Georgetti (Nelson) did not make the trip. The missing parts, along with the eight-hour bus ride, made it easy for the Clan as the host held period leads of 5-2 and 8-4.Leading the Saints scoring was Scotty Traverse (Fernie) with one goal and two assists and newly acquired Brendan Madlung (Revelstoke) with two assists. Cody Baker (Trail), Travis Herlein (Calgary) and Denver Blackmore (Castlegar) added single goals while Braeden Mace (Nelson), Caleb Roy (Cranbrook) and Adam Makaroff (Nelson) earned single helpers. Selkirk killed six of seven SFU power plays. Saturday’s game versus Trinity Western Spartans (TWU) was a completely different story as the Saints found new legs and a determined spirit to come home with a split. Putting forth one of their best efforts of the season the Saints surprised the much-improved Spartans who knocked off top-ranked Thompson Rivers University 2-1 Friday. After TWU scored on the power play in the first, Caleb Roy evened the match with a wrist shot from center ice that fooled goaltender Sean Langreiger. Brendan Madlung put the Saints up one with a quick goal to start the second period but the Spartans tallied four minutes later to even the score at two apiece after two periods. Both teams traded numerous chances in the third but Trinity managed the only goal to earn the victory. Roy and Baker had assists for the Saints and Spenser Wong (Calgary) managed 37 of 40 shots on the night.The Saints play host to a pair of games Friday and Saturday at the Castlegar Complex as the University of Victoria Vikes pay a visit to the Kootenays. Both games have 7 p.m. starts. SAINTS BANTER: Forward Burhan Pourmokhtari (Trail) recently joined the Saints from the Beaver Valley Nitehawks of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. Burhan earned 21 points in 33 games with the Hawks in the KIJHL. Devin Kerckhof is expected to be back in action after nearly two months on the injury [email protected]
A sure sign that Christmas is only around the corner, McElhinney’s today revealed their magical fairy forest themed Christmas display which includes snowy owls, curious kids, and mischievous fairies.Over the years, McElhinney’s have built up a reputation of having extraordinary displays which emit a great sense of magic at this time of year. The window was revealed following a special visit from a very important man from the North Pole, live music, refreshments and sweets for the kids.McElhinney’s have now commenced their Sunday Christmas opening hours from 1:30pm to 6pm. Image credit: Nigel McKelveyMcElhinney’s winter wonderland window unveiled! was last modified: November 20th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this: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 Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:christmas windowfairiesForestMCELHINNEYSSANTA
Local communities and business are being urged to get in touch with the new Donegal County Council led Trail Gazers Bid project which is set to help communities maximise the potential from the growing trend in walking and hiking trails.Loretta McNicholas, Project Manager with Donegal County Council believes that this project provides exciting opportunities for local and regional stakeholders including citizens, community groups, small businesses, tourism providers, schools, environmental agencies and public authorities to come together to collaborate on how to maximise the potential of walking trails in rural areas.“The last number of years has seen a growth in experiential travel, with people preferring to spend their holidays seeking out more meaningful and personal experiences in beautiful locations that are often perceived as ‘off the beaten track’ rather than in conventional or popular holiday destinations” says Loretta. “Travel is now more about appreciating the way of life these hidden gems can offer; learning about local history, cultural and natural landscapes and embarking on voyages of self-discovery that will stay with the person long after the holiday has finished”.She adds “research also indicates that local people are also using these amenities to enhance their physical and mental wellbeing, meet up with their friends and simply to enjoy all that outdoor life can offer”.Loretta McNichols believes that the growth in walking and recreational activity has huge potential to generate income for rural areas, helping to create more jobs in the hospitality and leisure sectors, whilst also enhancing the attractiveness of these regions as places to live, work and thrive.The new Trial Gazers projects will examine the contribution that investment in walks and recreational infrastructure makes to the local economy and develop new and innovative ways to encourage visitors off the paths and into the surrounding local and rural communities to immerse themselves in new cultural, culinary and life experiences. Loretta explains that “this is a new EU Interreg funded Atlantic Area Project with 10 partners from different regions in Ireland, the UK, Spain, Portugal and France and all are passionate about examining how the right type of investment in walks and recreational trail can grow small rural communities, increase the number of visitors and future proof destination management places to protect the area’s natural and cultural assets”.“We are keen to hear from local communities, businesses and any interested parties on how we can work together to introduce new initiatives that will encourage visitors off the trails to explore what the wider hinterland has to offer such as cafes, craft shops, artisan foods, hotels, pubs and historical places of interest and create new virtual tourism initiatives that will showcase all that the regions natural and cultural assets to wider audiences. We also want to look at introducing sustainable destination management plans that will protect the very assets that visitors come to see.”If interested in finding out more about this project or how to become involved please contact Loretta Mc Nicholas, Trail Gazers Bid at [email protected] or call 074 91 72569.This project is co-financed under Priority 4 ‘Enhancing biodiversity and the natural and cultural assets’; Programme Objective 4.2 ‘Enhancing natural and cultural assets to stimulate economic development ‘of the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme through the European Regional Development Fund.Plenty of potential in going off the beaten track under new council project was last modified: July 11th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this: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 Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Trail Gazers
For the second consecutive week, the lone league game on the schedule will take place at Panther Field.Seven days ago it was Fortuna making the trip to McKinleyville, tonight it’s Del Norte heading down U.S. Highway 101 South to take on Mack in the Warriors’ first Big 5 game of the 2016 season.Kickoff in Northern Humboldt is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.Just as was the case a week ago, to the victor goes their first league win of the year. McKinleyville (1-3 overall, 0-1 Big 5) jumped …
19 October 2004More South African citrus has been moving through the Mozambican port of Maputo, prompting the Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) to revamp the harbour’s fruit terminal.“Three large reefer vessels can now berth in the harbour at the same time”, says port spokesperson Sonia Mota. “For the first time in 20 years, we can simultaneously load citrus onto two ships.”MPDC commercial director Dick Moore said direct road and rail access to the Maputo fruit terminal had been completely renewed and wharves upgraded, enabling faster and more efficient loading of ships with less damage to pallets.South Africa’s largest citrus-growing areas lie within 450km of Maputo, making the port closer than those in Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.The MPDC was awarded the concession to run the Indian Ocean gateway 18 months ago, and immediately sought investment from South Africa’s Fresh Produce Terminals (FPT).FPT, part of South Africa’s largest fruit exporter, Capespan, holds a long-term lease at the Maputo fruit terminal.“When the final tally is in for this year’s South African citrus trade, we expect it to total approximately 90 000 pallets”, says FPT terminal director Paulo Franco.“That’s a significant increase and marks an important turn-around which has been achieved by an initiative involving the close co-operation of our company, the MPDC and the vital support of the region’s growers”, Franco said.MPDC chief executive Alec Don said the 2004 citrus season has been key to “getting Maputo back on the road to re-establishing its natural role as a significant export gateway for South African fruit.”The MPDC and FPT are currently studying the feasibility of phase two of the re-development strategy, which involves extensive modernisation and enlargement of the fruit terminal.The terminal’s outdated quayside cranes have already been scrapped in favour of the faster, more efficient use of ships’ cranes.The resurfacing of 300 metres of quayside apron has also allowed a new fleet of forklift trucks to work faster and more safely.The terminal’s cooling system has also been upgraded, as has the port’s security systems for all cargo facilities.Source: BuaNews
Tags:#Facebook#Microsoft#Skype#social#Steve Ballmer#Yammer Social is one of the big tech trends Microsoft has largely missed out on under CEO Steve Ballmer, who just announced his retirement. That’s not for lack of trying; things just haven’t always worked out. Most glaringly, its home-grown social network SoCl, which it opened to the public last December, hasn’t yet shown much sign of attracting a critical mass, even among the younger demographic to which it’s geared.See also: Ballmer’s Microsoft: All MBA, No Developer SoulBallmer has been at the helm since 2000, during which time Microsoft has made numerous, if somewhat disjointed, efforts to bootstrap itself into the age of the social network. Ballmer oversaw Microsoft’s 2007 investment in Facebook, a social-acquisition spree that’s included big players like Skype and Yammer, and the integrated social features into the company’s staple game console Xbox.But it’s hard to say how all those efforts add up to anything you might call a real strategy. So let’s take a look at the pieces Microsoft has been trying to put together—the very ones that Ballmer’s successor will have to try to forge into a coherent whole.SkypeWhen Microsoft bought Skype in May 2011 for $8.56 billion, it was the biggest purchase ever for the company. Although Microsoft already had its own messaging service in Windows Messenger Live, Skype allowed users to call and message others who weren’t on Skype themselves. And the video and chat messaging service was so reliable and useful that users were willing to pay for it.See also: After Ballmer, One Microsoft Or Many?So, obviously, was Microsoft. The company has since integrated Skype into many of its products, including Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, and the Xbox One. It finally closed down Windows Messenger Live earlier this year in favor of Skype.Skype might still be a small player as a standalone service, but it’s grown substantially under Microsoft’s tutelage, and is now essentially the company’s answer to Apple’s popular iMessage. That said, it’s hard to say how much effect it’s had outside of helping Microsoft maintain parity with its mobile rivals; Windows Phone phones continue to struggle in the market against iOS and Android.YammerSee also: Microsoft’s Best Bet For Its Next CEO Already Runs NokiaSince Microsoft purchased Yammer just over a year ago, the enterprise social network has been on a tear. Its user base has grown by 55 percent, activity has doubled, and paid networks have grown over 200 percent. Microsoft has also tightly integrated Yammer into products such as the collaboration software Sharepoint Online and the online version of its productivity suite, Office 365.It would be nice to think that by bringing in startups like Yammer, Microsoft could assimilate their fast-paced, innovative ways into its own culture. There’s relatively little evidence of that so far, but Yammer founder David Sacks is still at Microsoft as VP of the Office division. He might even be a dark-horse candidate for the CEO job.Facebook AllianceIn 2007, Microsoft invested $240 million in the then-fledgling Facebook, after a previously effort to buy Facebook outright for $15 billion flopped. Still, the two companies have been fast partners ever since.A year later, Facebook had integrated Microsoft search—then called Microsoft Live Search, now better known as its Bing search engine—into its platform. That deal has evolved several times, most recently with a January deal that locked in Bing as the backup engine in Facebook’s social Graph Search. Similarly, in 2011, Facebook and Skype teamed up to bring free video chatting between users on Facebook. It was a mutually beneficial arrangement giving Facebook access to a killer video service and Microsoft a piece of the world’s largest social network.What Comes NextWhile many of Microsoft’s social partnerships and acquisitions seem to have worked out reasonably well, it’s not at all clear how they add up to a larger social strategy for the software giant. That’s going to be a major challenge for the man or woman who steps into Steve Ballmer’s shoes sometime over the next year. Related Posts selena larson Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit