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  • Chicago Cubs owners negotiating to buy AC Milan

    first_imgThe Ricketts family that owns the Chicago Cubs says they are in talks to purchase the debt-ridden AC Milan soccer team.The Milan office of the Edelman public relations firm, which has been hired to represent the Ricketts, says the entire family is interested in Milan for ”a medium- to long-period investment” and wants to create ”a strong bond with the city,” report in Fox Sports claims for entertainment.The interest comes as seven-time European champion Milan faces UEFA sanctions over a breach of financial fair play regulations. Last year Milan spent more than 200 million euros on new players amid questions over the financial stability of the Chinese-led consortium that purchased the club from Silvio Berlusconi for $800 million in April 2017.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….Serie A team Milan took a loan from U.S. private equity fund Elliott worth more than 300 million euros that club chairman Li Yonghong has struggled to pay back. Milan qualified for the Europa League next season but risks being excluded as part of the possible sanctions.The Ricketts family acquired a majority interest in the Cubs in 2009 and the team won the 2016 World Series under its guidance. The Gazzetta Dello Sport reports Saturday that there is also another American party – which it did not name – interested in purchasing Milanlast_img read more

  • Unified Scores 10 Million from Conde Nast Parent Advance Publications

    first_imgIt looks to be a good time for tech investments, with enterprise marketing company Unified receiving $10 million from Conde Nast parent company Advance Publications. The company pulled in another $4 million from Silicon Valley Bank, infusing Unified with $14 million to put towards technology innovation, talent acquisition and an expanded sales effort.Andrew Siegel, SVP of strategy and corporate development at Advance Publications, comments on the investment in a Unified press release, “Social has effectively become the core vehicle for consumer interaction and our advertisers have demanded viral results across the Internet and on mobile platforms. UNIFIED has established itself as the premier enterprise marketing technology platform that offers innovative solutions for CMOs and their agencies to activate virality and transparently measure success.”Unified’s Social Operating Platform is used by brands and agencies to enhance company presences on Facebook, Twitter and StumbleUpon. The cloud-based platform includes media planning abilities, campaign pricing and ad unit hosting. Its client roster includes Microsoft, Horizon Media and Carrot Creative.Other recent social tech investment news includes’s $689 million acquisition of Buddy Media, as well as Oracle’s Vitrue purchase, worth $300 million.last_img read more

  • CNN fires comedian over offensive trump photo

    first_imgCNN This file photo taken on February 08, 2016 shows Host Kathy Griffin speaking at the AARP 15th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. AFP file photo.US comedian Kathy Griffin may have hoped to make art in holding up a prop depicting Donald Trump’s bloodied, severed head. But the stunt cost her a job with CNN and achieved the unthinkable — uniting conservatives and liberals in outrage.The president castigated the comedian on Wednesday, saying she “should be ashamed of herself” for the grisly-looking photograph.”My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!” he tweeted.It didn’t matter that the outspoken Trump critic and award-winning performer had already apologised and asked celebrity photographer Tyler Shields to remove the picture from the internet. It was not enough to save her job.”CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year’s Eve program,” the network’s communications division announced.CNN had earlier called the picture “disgusting and offensive, “and said it was “evaluating” its annual New Year’s Eve coverage, which Griffin co-hosted for a decade with Anderson Cooper. The CNN anchor slammed the image as “completely inappropriate.”First Lady Melania Trump also criticised Griffin, who has twice won Emmys for her reality show “My Life on the D List.””As a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing,” she said in a rare statement.”When you consider some of the atrocities happening in the world today, a photo opportunity like this is simply wrong and makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it,” she added.The Secret Service also said it would look into the incident, tweeting that threats against protectees “receive the highest priority of all of our investigations.”In a 31-second video posted to social media late Tuesday, Griffin said: “I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far. I made a mistake and I was wrong.”But the 56-year-old was initially more defiant.”There was blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his… wherever,” she captioned the photograph Tuesday in reference to a remark Trump made on the campaign trail about US journalist Megyn Kelly, who moderated a presidential debate.- ‘Repugnant and vile’ -“I do not condone any violence… I’m merely mocking the mocker in chief,” Griffin tweeted later. Both messages have since been deleted and the photograph has been removed from her social media account.Trump’s eldest son Donald Jr, who runs the family business in New York, and Mitt Romney, the defeated 2012 Republican presidential nominee, were among those conservatives who slammed the photograph.”Our politics have become too base, too low & too vulgar, but Kathy Griffin’s post descends into an even more repugnant & vile territory,” Romney tweeted.Even Trump critics vented their disapproval.”It is never funny to joke about killing a president,” tweeted Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former president Bill and Trump’s election rival Hillary.”I think she was thinking she was making some artistic statement, but that image has no place in our political dialogue,” Al Franken, a Democratic senator from Minnesota and a former comedian on long-running television show Saturday Night Live, told MSNBC.Apart from CNN, Squatty Potty, a Utah-based bathroom products company, suspended an advertising campaign featuring Griffin, calling the picture “deeply inappropriate.”Shields has not commented publicly since the controversy broke. He is listed on his website as an artist and “Hollywood’s favorite photographer” who has evolved from being the “bad boy of photography.”US newspapers were scathing on the editorial pages.”In a strange way Griffin’s shameful stunt might have given Americans their greatest moment of unity since Trump’s unexpected election,” wrote USA Today.”Those who hate Trump with all their gut, and recoil at the crass and nasty direction he’s taken our politics, should be the first to condemn imagery that normalizes violence against him,” said the New York Daily News.last_img read more

  • RCBC exmanager Maia appeals against BB heist conviction

    first_imgIn this file photo, Maia Deguito listens as her lawyer issues a statement after she was convicted of money laundering and sentenced to up to 56 years in prison. — Photo: PhilStarFormer Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. bank manager Maia Deguito sought reversal her conviction in connection with money laundering over Bangladesh Bank’s cyber heist, reports PhilStar.Deguito, through her lawyers, reportedly filed a 53-page motion for reconsideration on 25 January challenging the Makati court’s verdict. A copy of it was made public only on Monday.The former bank manager was accused of facilitating the transfer of the $81 million that suspiciously went through the country’s financial system and into accounts at her branch.On 10 January, Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 149 judge Cesar Untalan sentenced Deguito to a prison term of up to 56 years after the court found her guilty of money laundering.“She implemented, executed and transacted all these deposits and withdrawals involving huge and big amounts in United States dollars within a timeframe of less than two hours,” the court reportedly said.The court also noted that Deguito has 16 years of experience in banking yet she “proceeded deliberately and transacted with haste of these remittances, which are crystal clear big amounts above the ‘covered transactions’ by the AMLA Law!”But, PhilStar said, Deguito’s camp argued that the court “misunderstood” the definition of money laundering under RA 9160 or the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001.She was said to have asserted that the court merely “presumed” of her knowledge of the illegal sources of the said funds.“This conclusion, however, was not based on direct proof of the element of knowledge, as the prosecution failed to present any. Instead, it was only presumed by the Honourable Court from the alleged failure of accused to do what the Honorable Court believes she should have done,” the appeal read, according to PhilStar report.Bangladesh bank heist not yet closedProbe into one of the biggest cyber-heists in history meanwhile is not yet over at the national prosecution level, the report said.The Department of Justice confirmed early on January that criminal complaints against six other RCBC officers remain pending.“There is no resolution yet from the preliminary investigation earlier conducted on that case,” prosecutor general Richard Fadullon was quoted to have said.last_img read more

  • Amid Losses Mosby Receives Threats and Calls to Step Down

    first_imgBaltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)Following two acquittals and one mistrial in the Freddie Gray case the Baltimore City State’s Attorney has been on the receiving end of death threats, harassment and racists comments through e-mail, according to reports.In the past week, Maryland Del. Pat McDonough, R-Dist. 7, has launched a petition calling for Mosby to step down and a George Washington University Law professor John Banzhaf III has filed a formal complaint with the Maryland’s Attorney Grievance Commission. The next officer’s trial is set to start this week and, currently, five of the six officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death are suing Mosby.Gray, 25, died April 19 of last year, a week after his neck was broken while he was handcuffed and shackled, but unrestrained, in the back of a police van. Gray’s death was a pivotal moment in Baltimore, and set off more than a week of protests followed by looting, rioting and arson that prompted a citywide curfew. In the aftermath, the city’s police chief was fired, and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced she wouldn’t run for re-election. The U.S. Department of Justice launched an investigation into allegations of excessive force and unwarranted stops.The Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office said they cannot comment on the allegedly threatening e-mails.“Since the beginning of the State’s Attorney’s tenure, she has received numerous offensive and extremely disturbing racist, sexist hate mail and even death threats,” said spokeswoman Rochelle Ritchie in a July 1 statement. “While the State’s Attorney would like nothing more than to speak on these issues, the substance of these egregious attacks often pertain to the subject of open and pending cases where a  gag order has been imposed by the Judge. Therefore she will continue to not only respect the court’s order but she will continue to pursue justice for all victims of crime in Baltimore city in an attempt to make our city a safer place.”According to WBAL-TV, it obtained a sample of the threatening e-mails through a Public Information Act request to the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office. One e-mailer submitted two fake news accounts detailing the demise of Mosby and her husband, Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby. The first fake story says: “Marilyn Mosby was gunned down in cold blood walking into the courthouse. Not one officer came to assist. A police statement simply read, ‘Sucks to be her.’ Nobody will miss that (expletive).”The second fake story goes into morbid detail of the torture and dismemberment of Nick Mosby, saying: “Police issued a statement, ‘The death of Mr. Mosby does not appear to be suspicious. Several family members related to Mr. and Ms. Mosby have been reported missing. Police feel none of the missing are significant. Hope you’ve enjoyed reading.’”Another e-mail stated: “You are out of your mind. When the violence starts and they turn their anger on you, maybe the officers will be a little slow to react. You are a cop hater. Marilyn Mosby is nothing but a (expletive) Black Panther (expletive). She should be hung.”According to WBAL, the FBI confirmed on July 1 that they are looking into hate mail and threats sent to Mosby. The FBI is working with the Baltimore Police Department.last_img read more

  • Sports Betting Is the New Pot as Supreme Court Leaves Legality to

    first_imgStriking down a 1992 law that banned sports gambling, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for sports betting to become the next pot: Regulated by the states, with widely varying local laws, and a wide range of companies getting ready for the next gold rush.The law at the center of Monday’s decision was the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992, which had outlawed sports betting nationwide, with the exception of Nevada and some more limited betting in three other states. New Jersey had sued against the law, arguing that it was unconstitutional.Six of the nine Supreme Court Justices agreed, writing in their majority decision that there were good reasons both for and against sports betting:“Supporters argue that legalization will produce revenue for the States and critically weaken illegal sports betting operations, which are often run by organized crime. Opponents contend that legalizing sports gambling will hook the young on gambling, encourage people of modest means to squander their savings and earnings, and corrupt professional and college sports. The legalization of sports gambling requires an important policy choice, but the choice is not ours to make.” Instead, legislators would have to make a decision. And in the absence of new federal legislation, it would be up to the states to do so. “Our job is to interpret the law Congress has enacted and decide whether it is consistent with the Constitution,” the judges wrote. ”PASPA is not.”With the law struck down, states are expected to move quickly to benefit from the added tax revenue. Eighteen states have already introduced legislation to legalize sports betting, according to the American Gaming Association. Others are likely to follow suit.The result of these state-wide laws will likely be a patchwork of regulations, similar to the way states currently regulate medical and recreational marijuana. And just like with pot, many in the industry are hoping for big bucks. Estimates about the size of a legal sports gambling market vary widely, ranging from $57 billion to as much as $400 billion per year.Immediate beneficiaries are likely to include online sports betting companies like Fanduel and Draftkings, with Draftkings CEO Jason Robins telling CNBC Monday that “this is going to be a huge industry.” But a legalization of sports gambling could also benefit countless others, from sports leagues to sports data providers to fantasy football giants like Yahoo.That is if federal legislators don’t put a stop to sports gambling before it gets off the ground: Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) announced Monday that he would introduce new legislation “to help protect honesty and principle in the athletic arena” in the coming weeks. Hatch had been one of the four authors of the very law that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down on Monday. Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

  • Podcast Network Wondery Hires Jen Sargent Former Uproxx and HitFix Boss as

    first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Lopez, former CEO of Fox International Channels, founded Wondery in 2016 with an investment from 20th Century Fox. Other investors include venture-capital firms Greycroft, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, and Shari Redstone’s Advancit Capital, BAM Ventures, Water Tower Ventures, and BDMI.Wondery’s top podcasts include “Dirty John,” “Business Wars,” “American History Tellers” and “Inside Jaws.”“It is clear that podcasts are the future of storytelling and, as such, will play a massive role in the future of digital media,” Sargent said in a statement. Prior to co-founding HitFix, Sargent worked at companies including Reed Business Information, BV Capital/Bertelsmann Ventures, DoubleClick and J.P. Morgan. Jen Sargent, co-founder of entertainment site HitFix and former president of Uproxx Media Group, has joined podcast-network startup Wondery as chief operating officer.At L.A.-based Wondery, Sargent is tasked with expanding the podcaster’s audience and revenue streaming, including overseeing the company’s Wondery+ director-to-consumer service and developing TV, book and film projects from its library of podcast programs.Most recently, Sargent was president of Uproxx, overseeing strategy, partnerships, operations and revenue generation. She joined Uproxx when the digital-media company (then called Woven Digital) acquired HitFix in 2016 and subsequently folded HitFix into the Uproxx site.“Jen has enviable experience spanning startups and massive global media companies, traditional and new media, consumer and business, and is a founder herself,” Wondery founder and CEO Hernan Lopez said in a statement.center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

  • Mediterranean diet for healthy brain

    first_imgA Mediterranean diet, comprising fruits, vegetables, olive oil and fish, may help older adults to retain more brain volume, researchers have found.The Mediterranean diet also includes beans and cereal grains such as wheat and rice, moderate amounts of fish, dairy and wine and limited red meat and poultry.“As we age, the brain shrinks and we lose brain cells which can affect learning and memory. This study adds to the body of evidence that suggests the Mediterranean diet has a positive impact on brain health,” said Michelle Luciano from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFor the study, researchers gathered information on the eating habits of 967 Scottish people aged around 70 who did not have dementia. The findings showed that people who did not follow as closely to the Mediterranean diet were more likely to have a higher loss of total brain volume over three years than those who followed the diet more closely. The difference in diet explained 0.5 per cent of the variation in total brain volume, an effect that was half the size of that due to normal ageing. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe results were the same when adjusted for other factors that could affect brain volume such as age, education and having diabetes or high blood pressure, the researchers said.In addition, consuming fish and meat were not related to brain changes, they said. This is contrary to earlier studies.“It’s possible that other components of the Mediterranean diet are responsible for this relationship or that it’s due to all of the components in combination,” Luciano said.No relationship was found between grey matter volume or cortical thickness – which is the outer layer of the brain – and the Mediterranean diet, the researchers noted.The study is published online in the journal Neurology.last_img read more

  • Introducing Open Eye MSA Consortium by industry leaders for targeting highspeed optical

    first_imgYesterday, the Open Eye Consortium announced the establishment of its Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) to standardize advanced specifications for optical modules. These specifications are for lower latency, efficient and lower cost optical modules that target 50Gbps, 100Gbps, 200Gbps, and up to 400Gbps optical modules for datacenter interconnects over single-mode and multimode fiber. The formation of the Open Eye MSA was initiated by MACOM and Semtech Corporation with 19 current members in Promoter and Contributing membership classes. The initial specification release of this MSA is planned for Fall 2019 followed by product availability later in the year. Open Eye MSA aims towards the adoption of PAM-4 optical interconnects scaling to 50Gbps, 100Gbps, 200Gbps, and 400Gbps by expanding the existing standards. This will help optical module implementations use less complex, lower cost, lower power, and optimized clock and data recovery (CDR). The Open Eye MSA is investing in the development of an industry-standard optical interconnect that would bring interoperability among a broad group of industry-leading technology providers, including providers of lasers, electronics, and optical components. MSA consortium’s approach enables users to scale to next-generation baud rates. Dale Murray, Principal Analyst at LightCounting, said, “LightCounting forecasts that sales of next-generation Ethernet products will exceed $500 million in 2020. However, this is only possible if suppliers can meet customer requirements for cost and power consumption. The new Open Eye MSA addresses both of these critical requirements. Having low latency is an extra bonus that HPC and AI applications will benefit from.” The initial Open Eye MSA specification will be focused on 53Gbps per lane PAM-4 solutions for 50G SFP, 100G DSFP, 100G SFP-DD, 200G QSFP, and 400G QSFP-DD and OSFP single-mode modules. The subsequent specifications will aim at multimode and 100Gbps per lane applications. David (Chan Chih) Chen, AVP, Strategic Marketing for Transceiver, AOI, said, “Through its participation in the Open Eye MSA, AOI is leveraging our laser and optical module technology to deliver benefits of low cost, high-speed connectivity to next-generation data centers.” Jeffery Maki, Distinguished Engineer II, Juniper Networks, said, “As a leader in switching, routing and optical interconnects, Juniper Networks has a unique perspective into the technology and market dynamics affecting enterprise, cloud and service provider data centers, and the Open Eye MSA provides a forum to apply our insight and expertise on the pathway to 200G and faster connectivity speeds.” To know more about this news, check out, Open Eye MSA’s page. Read Next Understanding network port numbers, TCP, UDP, and ICMP on an operating system The FTC issues orders to 7 broadband companies to analyze ISP privacy practices given they are also ad-support content platforms Using statistical tools in Wireshark for packet analysis [Tutorial]last_img read more

  • Environmental volunteer stabbed while stopping illegal hunting in Costa Rica

    first_imgNo related posts. An Environment Ministry (MINAE) volunteer sits in San José’s San Juan de Dios Hospital Tuesday after a stabbing from a rogue hunter last week left him temporarily unable to walk.The stabbing took place during a MINAE operation in the Cerro Salvaje, a protected area in Palmichal de Acosta, near San José, last Thursday. Franklin Araya, who has volunteered with MINAE for approximately five years, was part of the operation along with 23-year veteran park ranger Arístides Chinchilla and three police officers.The group received an anonymous tip from a resident in the mountains who complained that hunters were in the area.“It’s part of the culture in this area to hunt and have hunting dogs,” Adrian Arce, the wildlife coordinator for the Central Pacific Conservation Area, told The Tico Times. “Fortunately some residents are very conscientious about hunting and will call to inform us.”Araya and Chinchilla discovered a group of hunters and dogs pursuing a paca (Cuniculus paca) up the mountain. While the police ran after the men, a dog approached Araya and Chinchilla, who confiscated the animal to take it to a rescue center.The two arrived at a local farm where they planned to keep the dog when another car pulled in front of the MINAE vehicle, blocking the road. Chinchilla attempted to drive away, but the car ended up in a ditch. Then, two men attacked them.“They reached in, grabbed my neck, hit me over the head and tried to take the keys,” Chinchilla told The Tico Times. “Then one took out a knife, and when Franklin tried to help they stabbed him the leg.”Police arrived on the scene shortly after the incident, and Chinchilla exited the car.“The men all had rocks in their hands, and they got in my face and kept saying, ‘Hit me, hit me,’ and accused us of stealing their dog,” he said.Neither Chinchilla nor Araya were armed.According to the Prosecutor’s Office, the men have been charged with attempted murder, aggression against authority, instigation and intent to commit a crime. The stabbing suspect filed a counter-case for abuse of authority against MINAE.Although MINAE and the Prosecutor’s Office suspect the men were hunting, officials said they were unable to gather physical evidence and the suspects will not be charged with illegal hunting.Costa Rica banned hunting for sport in January across the country. The law only allows hunting for wildlife population control, research and in very limited cases of consumption. The offense is particularly egregious in Cerro Salvaje, which, due to its high concentration of wildlife, is designated as a wildlife protected zone, a step below a national park.Environment Minister René Castro denounced the case during a press conference on Monday and said that the ministry has “zero tolerance” for aggression against environmentalists.“There will not be any tolerance for future aggression against our employees or environmentalists,” Castro told the daily La Nación.  Facebook Commentslast_img read more

  • Diego Fournier Art just doesnt have to be pretty it has to

    first_imgI was drinking coffee in the Steinvorth building in downtown San José a few hours before I met the 29-year-old artist Diego Fournier. A couple of young people entered the building and one of them pointed to a mural.“That’s a Fournier,” the person pointed out.All the murals decorating the inside of the building were painted by Fournier, a lover of visual arts with an amazing ability to tell stories through his playful graphic art. Photo courtesy of Diego FournierMany walls in San José have his unique signature and he uses art to improve cities and highlight social problems. He’s also worked in animation, self-published fanzines and graphic design.“Ever since I was 5 years old I told my parents that I wanted to e a painter,” Fournier said. “And I was that boy coloring outside the lines.Fournier came from a family of musicians and artists and began studying painting at the Conservatorio Castella. He then majored in Graphic Design and Engraving at the University of Costa Rica. Fournier’s art was selected to compete across the world. Photo courtesy of Diego FournierFournier’s interest in murals started while Guatemala, back in 2011. He asked the owner of a hostel on Lake Atitlan if he could pain a mural in exchange for a place to sleep. The owner said yes and Fournier painted a mural called “Dog that eats tortilla.”Fournier painted his first mural in Costa Rica in 2012 thanks to the “De mi barrio a tu barrio,” project. The project was supported by the German embassy and Goethe Institute and German painter Jim Avignon picked Fournier and other artists to paint walls on the building that houses the Legislative Assembly. Mural made during the “De mi barrio a tu barrio” project. Photo courtesy of Diego Fournier“Still, today, that mural has given me many work opportunities,” Fournier said. His life then took an important turn. There was a new desire for perfection and attention to detail that led him to investigate each wall, understand its environment and incorporate details of each place.All this went into the mural he made at the Toy Museum of Ancient Mexico (MUJAM) in Mexico City. The mural wasn’t just a tribute to the museum, but to his childhood. Photo courtesy of Diego FournierThat job led to a collaborative mural in Mexico. That mural, “Prohibited Oblivion” which represents the mourning of the 43 students that were murdered in 2014.“The truck is handled by death and its design uses elements related to the Day of the Dead,” Fournier said. Prohibited Oblivion Photo courtesy of Diego FournierIn Costa Rica, Fournier also has murals in private establishments. He has murals in Combai, Mercadito Escalante, the Bacardi offices and more. He wants to paint larger walls both in Costa Rica and around the world.Thanks for reading The Tico Times. We strive to keep you up to date about everything that’s been happening in Costa Rica. we work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we need your help. The Tico Times is partly funded by you and every little bit helps. If all our readers chipped in a buck a month we’d be set for years. Support the Tico Times Facebook Comments Related posts:5 questions for Costa Rican street artist MUSH 5 questions for a U.S. painter and writer in Costa Rica 5 questions for Costa Rican illustrator Stephanie Chaves 5 questions for a Costa Rican painterlast_img read more

  • Egypt military says roadside bomb kills 4 troops in Sinai

    first_imgCAIRO (AP) — A roadside bombing in Egypt’s restive northern Sinai killed at least four troops on Thursday, military and security officials said, in an attack that was claimed by an Islamic State affiliate.The bomb went off when an armored military vehicle was combing an area around the border village of el-Mahdiya, close to the town of Rafah, which borders Gaza Strip, according to the Egyptian military spokesman, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Samir. 5 treatments for adult scoliosis New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies In a statement on his official Facebook page, Samir said the explosion killed one officer and three soldiers and also wounded three troops.An Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for the roadside bomb in a statement posted on Twitter by supporters of the group. The group said it also attacked another military vehicle at a separate checkpoint and shot and killed a soldier at a third checkpoint.A security official in Sinai said the explosion occurred outside a checkpoint near el-Mahdiya, killing the four troops who were inside an armored vehicle. Clashes with militants then ensued, killing a fifth soldier, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters.The official also said that at the same time, militants clashed with troops at two separate checkpoints in other parts of northern Sinai, wounding four soldiers. A military official denied the two separate attacks.It was not immediately possible to reconcile the different accounts. Media access to northern Sinai, where military operations have intensified since 2013, is limited.Egypt is battling a widening insurgency that has largely targeted troops in northern Sinai. Recently, the attacks have expanded to reach the capital of Cairo, with a car bombing killing the country’s chief prosecutor in late June and another striking outside the Italian Consulate earlier this month. The militants say they are avenging a government crackdown on Islamists. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Top Stories Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Parents, stop beating yourself up Sponsored Stories Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. How do cataracts affect your vision? Comments   Share   last_img read more

  • Etihad Airways goes double daily to Düsseldorf

    first_imgEtihad Airways has announced its Abu Dhabi – Düsseldorf route will be operated 14 times a week with the addition of a new daily service, effective from March 26, 2017.The double daily schedule will provide greater choice to local passengers travelling between Abu Dhabi and Düsseldorf, and further increase connectivity to and from Germany over the airline’s Abu Dhabi hub. Etihad Airways will also increase international connections through codesharing with partner carrier Airberlin via Düsseldorf.The new mid-morning departure from Abu Dhabi and return overnight service from Düsseldorf will offer two-way connectivity to additional markets across Asia and Australia, including Brisbane, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Seoul, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Phuket, Kathmandu and Seychelles. The extra daily frequency will provide further connections to popular destinations including Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Mumbai and Delhi.Peter Baumgartner, CEO, Etihad Airways, said, “Increased frequency to our key destinations globally is a focus for Etihad Airways as expansion ensures more travel options for guests looking for greater flexibility. We are therefore delighted to soon offer double daily options to all four German destinations on Etihad Airways and our strategic partner Airberlin.”Thomas Schnalke, CEO, Düsseldorf Airport, added, “Etihad Airways is one of the world’s highest quality airlines, and with its new twice-daily service between Düsseldorf and Abu Dhabi, this clearly shows that the airline recognises the great significance of the Rhine-Ruhr Region as an attractive destination with one of Europe’s strongest catchment areas.”Airberlin, which operates a daily service between Düsseldorf and Abu Dhabi, has notified Etihad Airways of its decision to discontinue the route and redeploy the aircraft onto other markets from the beginning of the 2017 summer schedule. Airberlin will continue to offer it’s Düsseldorf-based customers access to Abu Dhabi and beyond through codesharing on Etihad Airways’ existing and new flights from the western German city.last_img read more

  • The Heartbreak Hotels

    first_imgWith Netherland already having several unique locations, this one provides a quick divorce program that allows guests to check in as married and check out three days later as single.Source: BBClast_img

  • The Pullman brand will debut in Fiji on 19 April 2

    first_imgThe Pullman brand will debut in Fiji on 19 April 2019 with the launch of the Pullman Nadi Bay Resort & Spa, located on a secluded corner of Wailoaloa Beach, on Nadi Bay.Bookings are now open for stays commencing 19 April 2019. Opening rates start from FJD$390 per room per night for a Superior Garden View King Room (including levies and taxes).The new resort design blends a cosmopolitan coastal resort, Fijian hospitality and subtle Asian flavours with Palm Springs-inspired design ‘cool’.The 236 rooms and suites (there are 12 direct beachfront suites) include 36 deluxe interconnecting rooms and four accessible rooms, all with balconies or patios and high speed Wi-Fi.Four signature restaurants and three bars are available to guests, offering all-day, casual or more elegant dining options. Pullman has created an exclusive ‘adults-only’ bar and dining venue, Kah, which caters for up to 40 guests, and features a beachfront deck with direct access to Wailoaloa Beach. The concept is simple -– premium Thai-inspired dining accompanied by stunning sunsets over the ocean.The beachfront water-sports centre offers onsite hobie-cats, jet skis and quad-biking. Sea Planes – ideal for day trips and island hopping – fly in and out less than 500 metres down the beachfront.Pullman has created a dedicated Kids Club and separate Teens Retreat, and a day spa, Veikau.The Soqoni Ballroom can cater for up to 500 people (theatre style), and two private meeting rooms cater to smaller gatherings. Couples can tie the knot at the resort’s beachfront wedding chapel.IMAGE:Pullman Nadi Bay Resort & Spa – Suite fijihotelsPullman Nadi Bay Resort & Spalast_img read more

  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback CJ Beathard 3

    first_imgSan Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard (3) passes as Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Chandler Jones (55) applies pressure during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Jones now has four sacks on the season, tied for the fourth-most in the NFL, and has at least one sack in 26 of the 37 games he’s played in an Arizona uniform. This is Jones’ second career weekly honor and his first since joining the Cardinals prior to the 2016 season. – / 23 Top Stories Not only did the Arizona Cardinals get their first win of 2018 last Sunday over the San Francisco 49ers, but Wednesday, they earned their first weekly player award of the year.Defensive end Chandler Jones was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week Award for Week 5.Jones registered six tackles, a sack, two tackles for loss, two quarterbacks hits, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and two passes defensed on the day. One of Jones’ biggest plays of the day was knocking down C.J. Beathard’s two-point conversion pass that would have tied the game at 14-14 in the fourth quarter. The Cardinals went on to win, 28-12. 1 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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    first_imgAfter winning a team gold medal in competition, Anguilla swept the medal board on the second day of competition at the Taste of the Caribbean. The young Anguillian Team confirmed without doubt Anguilla’s position as the premier culinary destination in the Caribbean. Team Captain Chef Glendon Carty (of Ripples and Cap Juluca), a 35 year old Anguillian, gained a Gold Medal for his performance and was subsequently voted overall “Caribbean Chef of the Year 2009″ – a highly respected and sought after accolade.It was definitely Anguilla’s night as his fellow team members all placed highly and won medals in the competition – beating out culinary giants Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica for a raft of Medals. The level of support and enthusiasm from the crowd of Caribbean Professionals, Hoteliers and Press for Anguilla’s ‘Mouse that Roared’ performance was extraordinary.Pastry Chef Colin Yearwood(Cuisinart Resort & Spa) came second in the individual pastry competition and won a silver medal. Team Chefs Justin Hughes(Cap Juluca & Sirena) and Darren Conner (Cusinart & Da Vida) won Silver and Bronze medals in the individual Chef Competitions. In addition, Anguilla won Bronze medals for Chef Dean Samuels Team Managers Presentation and a Bronze Medal and special award for “Most creative” for Catherine Niles (Cap Juluca) in the Bar Tender Competition. All in all Anguilla won an amazing 6 Team Golds, 2 Individual Golds, 2 Individual Silvers and 3 Individual Bronzes – meaning they topped the ‘Medal table’ at the Competition – the Caribbean’s Culinary Olympics. This is the highest position an Anguillian Chef or an Anguillian Team has ever achieved in the Taste of the Caribbean Competition. Anguilla has never won Chef of the Year title before and Glendon will make regional history as the first Anguillian to do so.Sherille Hughes, the President of the AHTA said “We are overwhelmed with pride in our Anguillian Team. They have practiced so hard for the last 18 months and all their hard work has paid off. Our only sadness is that the team members from previous years – who laid the groundwork for this great success – were not there to celebrate with us and enjoy their part of the glory.”www.caribbeanhotelandtourism.comlast_img read more

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  • Restaurateur detains suspected burglar

    first_imgA restaurant owner in Paphos caught a man who had allegedly burgled his business in the early hours of Saturday.Police said the restaurant’s alarm went off at around 12.50am, alerting the owner who rushed to his business.There, he found that the cash machine’s drawer was missing, along with an undisclosed amount of cash.At some point, while outside, the owner spotted a man on foot holding a tablecloth. The owner approached the man and asked him to stop but he dropped the cloth and tried to escape. The man was caught with the help of a bystander and was detained until the arrival of the police.Police searched the 42-year-old suspect and found cash and other items whose possession he could not justify.  You May LikeInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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