Morocco Cuts Irregular Migration Attempts to Spain by 70 in July

Rabat –  Morocco’s help in managing border control and the abortion of irregular migration attempts resulted in a “significant decrease” in the migration pressure on Spanish coasts, reported Spanish news outlet ABC.ABC said that the month of July ended with a significant decrease in irregular migration. Quoting data from the International Organization of Migration, the Spanish news outlet said that security services intercepted 2,362 migrants and at sea compared to 7,885 in the same period in 2018.The number of aborted attempts in July represents a 70% decrease. Data also show a decrease in irregular migration attempts in Ceuta and Melilla. ABC said that 226 people managed to enter Spain through the fences of Ceuta and Melilla, against 1,085 in 2018. ABC added that as of July 25, operations against irregular migration detected reached 24,117 in 2018 against 15,851. The number represents a 34.2% decrease in irregular migration attempts.Read Also: Morocco Arrests Spanish National Suspected of Organizing Irregular MigrationIn March, Spanish Minister of Interior Fernando Grande-Marlaska  said that Morocco’s security services are “leading to a decline in the arrival of migrants to the Spanish coasts.”He added that “coordination with the countries of origin and transit in the fight against these networks has led, since February, to a decline in migrant arrivals that is being confirmed during this month of March.”Like Spain, the Moroccan government has also expressed satisfaction with the cooperation with Spain against organized crimes.Moroccan director of migration at the Ministry of Interior, Khalid Zerouali, explained in July in an interview with El Pais that border control “has helped to ease the migratory pressure, but we must continue to work to strengthen this.”“It is true that on the Spanish side, we feel that the migratory pressure has decreased, but on our side, it continues to increase,” he said, commenting on Morocco’s successful operations to decrease the flow of migrants entering Spain.Spokesperson of the government Mustapha El Khalfi said in May that the decrease reflects the “great” effort of Morocco’s law enforcement forces against the issue of undocumented migration and the trafficking networks active in this area.He added that the statistics “testify to the considerable efforts” made by Morocco to combat irregular migration networks, especially those active on the Morocco-Spain axis. read more

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AlJazeera America network shuts down Tuesday

by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Apr 11, 2016 1:50 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – This Aug. 20, 2013 file photo shows Al-Jazeera America editorial newsroom staff preparing for their first broadcast in New York. Al-Jazeera America signs off Tuesday night following a three-hour live farewell designed to highlight its work since a 2013 launch. The farewell begins at 6 p.m. EDT and will be repeated immediately before Al-Jazeera America goes dark. Local cable and satellite operators will decide what replaces the channel in their markets. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File) Al-Jazeera America network shuts down Tuesday NEW YORK, N.Y. – Al-Jazeera America, which couldn’t attract an audience to another cable news network in the United States, signs off Tuesday night following a three-hour live farewell designed to highlight its work since a 2013 launch.The farewell begins at 6 p.m. EDT and will be repeated immediately before Al-Jazeera America goes dark. Local cable and satellite operators will decide what replaces the channel in their markets.The Qatar-based Al-Jazeera network announced in January that it was shutting down the U.S.-based offshoot, calling it an economic decision. Backed by a deep-pocketed parent company, Al-Jazeera America began with lofty goals of offering serious-minded news and won some awards for its work. But when few people watched and oil prices plummeted, there was a limit to how much the company would spend.Al-Jazeera America aired a four-part documentary produced with the BBC, “The Limits of Hope: Inside Obama’s White House,” that wrapped up on Sunday.“We have time and time again given voices to those across America whose stories would not have been told in such depth without the attention of our reporters,” said Kate O’Brian, Al-Jazeera America president. “We are incredibly grateful to our audience in the U.S., and we are deeply proud of the coverage.”Its most attention-getting work included a December documentary linking professional athletes to performance-enhancing drugs. One player mentioned, quarterback Peyton Manning, called the report “complete garbage.”Between CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC, many viewers and cable operators believed the marketplace had enough news options. Al-Jazeera bought the Current TV network founded by Al Gore and closed it in order to get space on cable systems.The Al-Jazeera name had also proven an impediment for some viewers at a time the U.S. was entangled in conflicts in the Middle East. Last year, AJAM ousted its top executive amid charges of anti-Semitism and a culture of fear among employees.It was not immediately clear how many journalists are losing their jobs as a result of the shutdown. AJAM had brought in some TV journalists familiar to U.S. audiences, such as Antonio Mora and Ali Velshi. read more

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Google wants to replace your passwords with jewellery

first_img A 32-year-old CFO chose to stay at work instead of getting an MBA. Here’s how she made the decision — and why she doesn’t regret it. WITH DIGITAL SECURITY only becoming more important, it’s no surprise that Google has a novel idea up its sleeve – rings!MIT Technology Review has an in-depth look at how the company wants to use a ring to replace all your passwords for internet services.As a proof of concept, the company is currently experimenting with a USB key that “performs a cryptographic transaction with an online service to prove the key’s validity when it’s plugged into a computer”.The next step would be to condense this into a ring that can carry out the same function wirelessly. Pretty cool as long as you don’t lose it.- Dylan LoveVIDEO: How Google’s offices looked back in 1999> Most American CFOs expect a recession by the 2020 election Trump’s plan to revoke California’s power to set its own automotive-emissions standards isn’t about cars or California — it’s about Obama Inside the glitzy kickoff party for the world’s biggest horse sale, where 300 of the industry’s elite sipped on rare bourbons ahead of dropping millions on horses last_img read more

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Hermes rising

first_imgAs the crane hoisted the 220 kilo pane of glass depicting Hermes’ left cheek into place, passers-by in busy Dundas Place – the main strip of Melbourne’s affluent Albert Park suburb, looked up nervously entranced, before quickening their pace.And they weren’t the only ones whose pulses were racing that little bit faster. Emanuel Giorgio, Director of Melbourne’s Redesign Group – the developer behind the Hermes Apartment complex – was witnessing the penultimate chapter in an epic story.The lifting-in of the facade – made up of a translucent image of the Greek messenger God fused in between nine giant panes of glass – almost brings to an end a project that has had its trials and tribulations.Since the project began more than four years ago, Giorgio’s Hermes development has seen intense local debate, and at the 11th hour, the Paris retail fashion giant of the same name, weighing-in with threats to derail the project.Next weekend however, the last of the nine Hermes apartments goes under the hammer, and Melbourne-born Giorgio, whose family hails from Samos, has kept the best to last. The Hermes Penthouse apartment is an oasis of light, space and technical innovation in the heart of one of Melbourne’s most sought-after suburbs.With a Poggenpohi kitchen, Gaggenau appliances imported from Germany, spacious study and lounge, and three bedrooms, and a balcony with stunning panoramic views of the city, Hermes’ top floor is rightly promoted as “entertainer’s haven”.Lavished with exquisite Carrara marble, Mafi oak floors and the latest technology floor-to-ceiling windows, a Greek Glendi could be going-on downstairs and you wouldn’t notice.Stylish and sophisticated – it’s a space for a serious party – perhaps a celebration to mark parting with the more than $2.5m needed to own this highly desirable residence.Its creator, who was born in Footscray, started the Redesign Group in 1986. Beginning in construction, in the mid ’90s Emanuel Georgio began pushing the envelope with ever larger projects, moving into property development and concentrating on the Metro Melbourne area.With the business growing from strength to strength, and family and work connections in Germany, Georgio spends much of his time in Bonn. “I’m always working,” he says, wiping the perspiration from his brow as he peers up at his most ambitious project in the Victorian capital to date.Giorgo worked with fellow hellene and Melbourne architect George Metaxas to realise the apartments, though the Hermes concept is down to Emanuel’s wife Stella, whose idea it was to link the old Albert Park Post Office – above which the new building sits – to the messenger of the Gods in Greek mythology.Artist collaborator Kate Spencer ran with the idea, finding an image of one of the first ever Greek postage stamps produced in 1861 which bears the profile of the winged messenger. Between the 1860s and 1901 many editions of the ‘Hermes’ stamp were produced. The one used for the glass facade is based on the design for the pende lepta edition.Metaxas told Neos Kosmos that Hermes had been a challenging project, not least because of limitations imposed by the council on height and heritage considerations.“They built a standard government issue post office in the 1930s and it had always been a bit of a hole in the street with a 3-storey art deco hotel on one side, and a 2-storey Victorian terrace on the other. The challenge was how to fill the hole.“We came up with the idea of a folding abstract plane above the existing facade.”The project had its critics in the early days. Consultations with the Albert Park community produced heated debate over the development, with many local people unhappy that the post office would not be retained for its original purpose.After extensive discussions with the local council over almost four years, a trip to VCAT, and with the support of a heritage architect, finally the design met planning approval. Though the building was purchased in late 2007, construction began in 2011. The nine 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments were completed in less than twelve months.But as the final exquisite finishes were being put in place, one last potential spanner in the works presented itself, ironically in the form of a hand-delivered message to Georgio post-marked ‘Paris’.“Hermes the fashion brand sent me an extremely nasty letter,” says Emanuel. “It said if we didn’t stop using the Hermes brand within 48 hours then we’d be in all sorts of trouble.“It was worrying. We had to make them understand that we had nothing to do with fashion. “Our line was that if they wanted to pursue the matter legally, they wouldn’t be suing my company, they’d be suing Greek mythology.”With eight apartments sold with an entry level price of $700,000, upmarket food retailer Gumtree won the much sought-after lease for the ground-floor premises.The high-end food store says Georgio is the pefect fit. “We were approached by over 20 cafes when we put it out for lease, but we didn’t want the cooking facilities, the odours coming through, we wanted a high-end development.”And a high-end development is certainly what Hermes delivers. Emanuel Georgio and his team have transformed the Albert Park landscape. In Hermes – the god of transitions and boundaries who moved as an emissary between the worlds of the mortal and divine – there couldn’t be a richer symbol for a groundbreaking example of urban re-development.For those after the perfect Albert Park luxury hideaway – and who don’t expect much change from $3m – the Hermes Penthouse apartment 301/87-89 Dundas Place goes up for auction at midday on Saturday February 23. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Inondations le bilan salourdit au Vietnam

first_imgInondations : le bilan s’alourdit au VietnamVietnam – Le bilan des inondations qui ravagent depuis plusieurs jours le centre du Vietnam s’est alourdi. Ce sont aujourd’hui 49 victimes qui ont été recensées, tandis qu’une quinzaine d’autres personnes sont portées disparues.C’estla province de Quang Binh qui a été la plus touchée par les pluies diluviennes qui se sont abattues ces derniers jours sur la région. Trente-trois personnes sont mortes, et quatorze autres sont portées disparues, a annoncé Nguyen Truong Giang du département provincial du contrôle des tempêtes et des inondations. Aujourd’hui, le climat s’améliore et les eaux ont commencé à se retirer, a-t-il ajouté.À lire aussiLe syndrome de Cotard, l’étrange maladie qui fait croire à une personne qu’elle est morteLes seize autres victimes ont été déplorées dans les provinces de Ha Tinh, Nghe An et Quang Tri. A Ha Tinh, sept personnes sont mortes, tandis que 8.400 hectares de cultures ont été dévastés, comme près de 27.000 maisons. Alors que des centaines de militaires ont été mobilisés pour évacuer les habitants menacés par les eaux, cette province a lancé un appel urgent réclamant 60 tonnes de pâtes instantanées, 8.000 canettes d’eau minérale et une tonne de produits chimiques pour stériliser l’eau. Mardi, l’armée a envoyé des vivres par parachutes dans les régions touchées.A l’instar du trafic ferroviaire perturbé, de nombreuses routes sont paralysées. Des milliers de voitures et de camions sont notamment immobilisés sur la Route nationale 1, touchée par les inondations. Le 7 octobre 2010 à 16:03 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Body of man found submerged in water

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 31, 2017 – Nassau – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a man found dead in waters off Prince George wharf on Tuesday 30th May 2017. According to reports shortly after 8:30am, police received a report from concern citizen of a body of a male submerged in waters off Prince George Wharf.   When police arrived on the scene they met a male body submerged in the water. T  he lifeless body of a male was retrieved from the water and taken to shore where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cost of death. POLICE ARE APPEALING TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING THIS INCIDENT, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, IS URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY CONTACT THE POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8476 (FAMILY ISLANDS)#MagneticMediaNews#bodyofmanfoundsubmergedinwater Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#bodyofmanfoundsubmergedinwater, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

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PM Modi to address students at Royal University of Bhutan on

first_imgTHIMPHU: Preparations to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi are currently underway in Bhutan, as the Himalayan nation gears to welcome the leader for an official two-day visit from August 17 to 18. 10 MoUs are slated to be signed between the two close neighbours in fields like education amongst others. Five inaugurations are also expected to take place, including the Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant and the ISRO-built earth station in Thimphu. Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us On August 17, Prime Minister Modi will arrive at the Paro International Airport following which he shall head to the Semtokha Dzong. He shall also be accorded the guard of honour when he visits the Tashichhodzong on the same day. At the Dzong, the Prime Minister shall be meeting the King of Bhutan, or the ‘Druk Gyalpo’, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. The Children Procession will also take place in honour of Prime Minister Modi. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us Meetings are scheduled to be held at the Gyalyong Tshokhang, following which the MoUs will be signed. He is also slated to meet the 4th king of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuk, on Saturday. On the second day of his visit, he shall be addressing the students at the Royal University of Bhutan. “With the upcoming visit, the stem sector is, particularly in focus. The Royal University of Bhutan shall be signing four MoUs, one each with IIT Delhi, Bombay and Kanpur and with NIIT Silchar…This is a very positive development in the stem subjects,” the Indian ambassador to Bhutan, Ruchira Kamboj told ANI in Thimphu. Prime Minister Modi shall also be visiting the National Memorial Chorten. At Tashichhodzong, a cultural performance is slated to take place in honour of the visiting leader. Wrapping up his visit, he is supposed to depart for New Delhi from Paro on Sunday.last_img read more

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Texas Students Pen Letter Demanding Change From Governor On Gun Policy

first_img“Dear Governor Abbott, Our job is to be good students. Your job is to keep us safe. You have failed at your job like so many politicians cozy with the NRA,” read Marcel McClinton, an organizer with March for Our Lives and junior in Spring Branch.He signed it together with some 40 other students from Houston, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and other Texas cities.McClinton said that the school shooting in Santa Fe has put students across the region on edge.“Students who I talk to, myself included, we just want to like, live, through to the summer. I hear all the time, please let nothing happen at Stratford High, at my school, because you want to make it to summer,” he said.Students active with March For Our Lives, which started after the Parkland school shooting in February, want Abbott to take a stronger stance on gun laws, like safe gun storage. They also are trying to amplify the voices of students from Santa Fe, where eight students and two teachers were killed last Friday.Even after classes end, McClinton said that students with March for Our Lives will keep pushing for changes to prevent more school shootings.View Fullscreen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share center_img Loren Elliott/ReutersU.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and student organizers lead the “March for Our Lives”, an organized demonstration to end gun violence, in downtown Houston, Texas in March.Dozens of students from across Texas published a letter to Governor Greg Abbott Tuesday as an ad in the Houston Chronicle. They blasted him for letting students die under his watch and demanded policy change. Listen 00:00 /00:51last_img read more

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At A School of 700 Students Blackman Was the Only One to

first_imgJustin Blackman was just a normal teen at Wilson Preparatory Academy in Wilson, North Carolina, exercising his right to protest, when he left Spanish class to participate in National School Walkout Day, on Wednesday, March 14.Justin Blackman (Courtesy Photo)Now, Blackman is being lauded as a young, strong activist.To his surprise, Blackman was the sole student out of about 700 at his school to walkout, even after he discussed the national protest with his peers earlier in the day.Shocked, Blackman took to Twitter to express his dismay, even though he thought few people would see his video.“Hello Twitter, there’s going to be like six people watching this, hopefully,” the 16-year-old said.He was wrong.  The video of Blackman alone outside has now gone viral.“It’s National Walkout Day and I’m the only one at my school out here,” he said. “No one really said anything, besides my own teacher.”Nonetheless, Blackman said something.  Blackman did something.  At 16, he was the sole person to stand up and walk out.He stayed there for 17 minutes honoring the number of lives lost last month in Parkland, Fla., when a former Marjory Stoneman Douglas student killed 17 students and educators, and injured others.  After the 17 minutes were up he went back inside hoping he was not in trouble.Instead of punishment, Blackman received congratulations.His singular activism taught him a valuable lesson.“Now, I truly know that one person is all it takes,” Justin told CNN.  “No matter the age, skin color, gender- it doesn’t matter.”last_img read more

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Reports say Xbox 720 alwayson connection can only handle 3 minute inter

first_imgIn the recent weeks, we’ve seen various reports that Microsoft will require the Xbox 720 to have an always-on internet connection to function. Not technically always-on DRM — which has been pushed to the forefront of the news cycle thanks to the Sim City debacle — the always-on connection would, however, effectively be DRM. If the rumors end up true, the biggest question would be what would happen to your game session if, for example, a storm passes over your house and knocks out your internet for a few minutes? A new report suggests that your Xbox 720 would be safe, but only for three minutes.Though modern game consoles are more connected than they have ever been, we still don’t need to connect to the internet in order to enjoy a single player or offline experience. With an always-on connection, though, you’d have to connect to the internet even if your game doesn’t have a lick of online or multiplayer functionality. According to multiple Kotaku sources, if your router decides to be a little unruly, or your cat starts chewing on some important wires and knocks them out of place, you’d only have three minutes to hurry up and finish whatever you were doing before the 720 suspends the game and loads a troubleshooting prompt.The sources don’t say how long the game will be suspended for, or if the system will automatically save your game’s state. Before you swear off Microsoft for life and begin building a brand-new gaming PC, keep in mind that nothing has been confirmed yet, and Microsoft hasn’t even come close to commenting on these rumors. With such a barrage of rumors all saying the same thing, though, it’s difficult to discredit the notion of an always-on Xbox. Perhaps Microsoft is simply floating the thought out there and gauging the public’s reaction.Since Sony already unveiled the PlayStation 4, it would make sense that Microsoft unveils the 720 at this year’s E3 at the latest, since being late to the console war rarely goes well. So, we’ll most likely only have to wait until June 11 to find out if the new Xbox will have a forced symbiotic relationship with the internet.last_img read more

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Perro Vida celebrates first year of craft brewing

first_imgMost people in Costa Rica get it right away: (1) “Pura vida” is the national phrase, meaning “pure life.” (2) “Perro” means dog. (3) “Perro Vida” is a play on words that basically means “Dog Life.”But Perro Vida is more than a catchy trademark: Founded last year by three beer enthusiasts from the United States, Perro Vida has become one of the fastest-growing microbreweries in the country. This weekend Perro Vida will throw a party at Hotel Pelicano on Playa Esterillos Este to celebrate their whirlwind first year in business. This family-friendly event will showcase Perro Vida’s five different beers and include beach games and activities.Perro Vida was a most unlikely operation: Paul and Jessica Peck had visited Costa Rica on vacation and flirted with the idea of moving here. They were based in California, where Paul worked as a civil engineer and owned his own business. Paul had a passion for craft beer and made batches at home. They were on the fence about their dream of becoming expats, partly because neither of them spoke fluent Spanish.“My husband is definitely a beer snob,” said Jessica Peck during a recent talk with The Tico Times. The Pecks’ California home stood near Stone Brewery, among many other pioneering craft brewers. “Paul has a palate for beers that most people don’t get to drink.”Then something strange happened: A man living outside the Pacific coastal town of Dominical had been in the process of building his own brewery, and he had invested in expensive new equipment. However, the man had a rare blood disorder and unexpectedly died. His tragic passing occurred while his equipment was en route to Dominical.Through a twist of fate, the man’s family contacted the Pecks and offered to sell them the equipment, which had yet to be claimed from the postal service. The Pecks accepted the deal, paid $1,000 in duty fees, and started puzzling out the sophisticated new gear. They had never used such high-end equipment before, so they had to experiment.“We had to figure out how to put the fermenters together,” remembered Jessica.Paul developed a recipe and brewed a substantial amount of beer; the Pecks debuted the first Perro Vida samples at the 2012 Craft Beer Festival at Avenida Escazú, southwest of San José. Perro Vida has always been recognized for its bold flavors and hoppy finish. Peck prefers IPAs, which boast a taste and body far more dense and powerful than Imperial, or even many other craft beers. Peck’s concoction instantly attracted fans, and they asked where they could find more. The Pecks were excited to have made a good impression, but they had hit a wall: Perro Vida was not a licensed brewer. They were, legally speaking, only amateurs.Then there was another burst of kismet: Last September, the Pecks visited the Pacific coast and met two other men from the U.S., Kyle Kersey and Mick Gutierrez. Kersey and Gutierrez already knew each other and lived near Manuel Antonio, where they had yearned to start their own brewery. Given their shared dream, Peck, Kersey and Gutierrez decided to become partners in the Perro Vida business. This weekend’s party celebrates that chance meeting in 2013.In the 12 months since then, Perro Vida has grown exponentially. They opened the brewery in a small building in Rainmaker Park, a natural preserve near the town of Parrita. They now provide beer for eight different restaurants and bars – including Craic’s Irish Pub in San José, The Green Room in Jacó, and Barba Roja in Manuel Antonio – and Jessica estimates that 25 more venues have actively sought out Perro Vida kegs. They credit their fellow craft brewers at Treintaycinco for helping them in innumerable ways, including providing paperwork advice and even sharing their delivery vehicles.“The truth is that the expat population is not our main demographic,” said Peck. “It’s Costa Ricans. I think that beer is trendy. It’s a movement. The feedback we get is really interesting. They tell us, ‘Don’t send us the Hefeweizen.’ They want the darkest stuff we have.”In keeping with this exciting new customer base, the Pecks hope that their anniversary party will draw more Costa Ricans. Jessica has been busy putting up posters in bars and restaurants along the Central Pacific coast. She would like to see at least 200 people, especially folks from San José.There is a funny irony to all this: “I don’t drink beer,” said Jessica. “I know, it’s weird. I get to taste it, to see if it’s good. But it’s too filling, it’s too much for me.” She laughs self-effacingly. “I always have to say, ‘No, thank you, I’ll have a vodka tonic.’”And where does that name come from?“I’m one of those freaky dog women,” said Jessica. She added that the names of Perro Vida’s beers were inspired by canines, such as “Massive Mastiff” and “Diogenes,” the name of the Greek philosopher who claimed that dogs have the best lives. The Pecks’ home near Ciudad Colón is a magnet for dogs.How many are permanent residents?“Today,” she said, “I have 12.”The Perro Vida anniversary party takes place Sept. 27 at Hotel Pelicano, Playa Esterillos Este, Puntarenas Province. 12-6 p.m. Info: Hotel Pelicano website. Facebook Comments Related posts:Second Oktoberfest migrates to Pedregal Delicious new gastropub El Gaff already becoming a thing The Public House embraces vintage aesthetic VIDEO: Couple brews mead in Alajuelalast_img read more

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Tunisian president eschews travel as security lags

first_img Top Stories TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) – Tunisia’s president is canceling previously planned foreign trips _ including one to Brazil for an environment summit _ because of a worsening security situation in the North African country.The official news agency TAP reported Sunday that Moncef Marzouki is skipping trips to fellow African country Senegal and to Rio de Janeiro for the Rio+20 summit on sustainable development “in order to monitor the domestic situation” in the wake of recent violence in Tunisia. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family The vital role family plays in society Police and religious youths clashed in the capital, Tunis, and other cities this week after protests erupted over an upscale art exhibit that hardline Islamists alleged was blasphemous.Tunisians overthrew secular dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali last year in a popular uprising that sparked similar pro-democracy movements around the region. His regime savagely repressed any manifestations of political Islam.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 5 ways to recognize low testosterone New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathscenter_img Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements 4 sleep positions for men and what they meanlast_img read more

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Stewart ClosingCorp Announce Partnership

first_img in News, Technology Share ClosingCorp Stewart technology 2017-03-08 Staff Writer Stewart, ClosingCorp Announce Partnershipcenter_img On Monday, Stewart, a provider of title insurance, announced a partnership with ClosingCorp, a provider of real estate closing cost and data. The partnership will allow rates and fees from Stewart Title Offices to be available to lenders through ClosingCorp’s SmartFees Platform.“Our lender clients nationwide now have the ability to quickly and easily obtain accurate quotes for our entire menu of title products through ClosingCorp’s SmartFees solution,” said Bill Sullivan, SVP of Stewart’s enterprise lender sales division. “We are committed to helping lenders accurately estimate title rates and fees of real estate transactions for consumers and make this information transparent and easy to understand. Our alliance with ClosingCorp is just one of the ways we’re doing this.”SmartFees will support, capture and verify title rates from Stewart Title Offices nationwide. Lenders will be able to accurately obtain quotes for loan estimates and closings.“Both ClosingCorp and Stewart are dedicated to providing lenders solutions that help automate the residential real estate transaction process while increasing efficiencies, providing an enhanced borrower experience, and remaining compliant at all times,” said Bob Jennings, CEO of ClosingCorp. March 8, 2017 493 Views last_img read more

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The Arizona Cardinals announced they have signed r

first_imgThe Arizona Cardinals announced they have signed receiver Dan Buckner to their practice squad. The undrafted rookie out of Arizona will take the place of receiver Kerry Taylor, who was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars to their active roster.Buckner spent training camp and preseason with the Cardinals, and has spent time on the practice squad this season as well. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound wideout caught 103 passes for 1,379 yards and seven touchdowns in two collegiate seasons with the Wildcats. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

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Related How does strike action change the way you

first_img RelatedHow does strike action change the way you book flights?Does airline strike action (or the threat of strike action) change the way you book your flights?Bad Travelling Partners: Nightmare neighboursSo who really are the worst people to sit next to on a plane? VOTE NOW!How many trips abroad are you taking this year?How many trips abroad do you plan on taking this year? Japanese airline ANA has this month introduced women-only lavatories on almost all its routes, following numerous requests from passengers for this service.So should all airlines offer such facilities for women or are men just getting a raw deal?Creating a women-only lav means one less toilet available for males and there are currently no plans to offer men-only loos onboard. What do you think?VOTE NOW!<a href=”” mce_href=””>Should all planes offer women-only toilets?</a><span style=”font-size:9px;” mce_style=”font-size:9px;”><a href=”” mce_href=””>surveys</a></span> ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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NEW YORK NY – The Boss will be among the headli

first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Boss will be among the headliners at the Tony Awards telecast on Sunday.Producers of the show said Wednesday that Bruce Springsteen will perform at Radio City Music Hall in addition to receiving a special Tony for his ongoing show “Springsteen on Broadway.”Springsteen will be among a list of stars presenting or performing at the show, including Robert De Niro, Kerry Washington, Jim Parsons, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Patti LuPone, Katharine McPhee, Tina Fey, Billy Joel, Matthew Morrison, Kelli O’Hara, Zachary Quinto and Andrew Rannells.The co-hosts are Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban. The three-hour show on CBS starts at 8 p.m. FILE – In this Sept. 30, 2017, file photo, Bruce Springsteen performs during the Invictus Games closing ceremony in Toronto. Springsteen will be the special guest in Asbury Park, N.J., on June 18, 2018, at the Asbury Lanes concert to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP, File) Bruce Springsteen to perform at Sunday’s Tony Award telecastcenter_img by Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Jun 6, 2018 8:36 am PDT Last Updated Jun 6, 2018 at 9:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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May 23 2016Here are photos of highlights of last

first_imgMay 23, 2016Here are photos of highlights of last Saturdays performances during the FORM 2016 festival.Morning talk in the Ceramics Apse with artist and filmmaker DOUG AITKEN and Cosanti Foundation co-director Jeff Stein.[photos by Sue Kirsch]LYDIA AINSWORTHSON LUXEMPRESS OFPoet SAUL WILLIAMSMOSES SUMNEYDAN DEACONHUNDRED WATERSlast_img

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MN- 65, many Chinese buyers crowding Apple Stores were likely from poor areas of major Chinatown areas especially in New York and San Francisco according to Linda Sui an analyst at Strategy Analytics “They need money Most of them are low-income people” Sui said Analysts agreed that in reality the US-China iPhone 6 grey market trade was rather fragmented Those who purchased the iPhone 6 in the US often did not sell it directly to a customer Rather they connected through word of mouth with scalpers who were transporting the devices to China These scalpers would then sell the iPhone units in China for a third time: a buy resell and re-resell “In Chinatown there are small circles so many people know each other” Sui said Carl Howe an analyst with 451 Research LLC estimated that these first-in-line buyersmany who waited days for the iPhone 6 to go on salewill make “whatever the market will pay” That’s only a few hundred dollars of profit after selling an iPhone 6 in the US for about $1000 Sui estimated that the maximum profit was only around $300 to $400 for the hours spent camping outside But once the phones arrive in China where Apple has still not confirmed a release date for the iPhone 6 they could be sold for up to nearly $3000 due to high demand according to several reports "I have around 200 pre-orders with 60 to 70% of these from mainland Chinese customers" phone reseller Gary Yiu told AFP days before the iPhone 6 launched Yiu said the 128GB gold iPhone 6 Plus could be resold for over $2580 immediately after release “Nowadays I think its a lucrative enough business that there are literally gray market wholesalers” Howe said Unlike stateside first-in-line buyers who just wanted a bit of quick cash many Asian wholesalers had decidedly less innocent motives iPhone wholesalers tend to be small businesses and they hire or transport people to wait in line in Hong Kong Japan Singapore and Australiacountries in the first batch to receive the iPhone 6before illegally smuggling them into mainland China to avoid import taxes according to Bryan Wang a Beijing-based analyst at Forrester Research “In Singapore what [organized groups] do is they hire people to queue up for the whole night” Wang said “These folks got $130 in cash for being there overnight” Still while there’s certainly a small-scale organized iPhone trade the buzz in the US and Asia has obscured the fact that transactions in the underground market aren’t as fluid or clear-cut as they seem analysts said Getting the iPhones back to China for example isn’t as simple as making a cash payment The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported Tuesday that authorities seized 600 iPhone 6 units from people attempting to smuggle the phones from Hong Kong to the neighboring Chinese city of Shenzhen to avoid paying electronics duties of up to 50% Forrester Research estimated that two years ago 70% of iPhones sold in Hong Kong were trafficked to China Border security in Hong Kong has tightened up according to the SCMP which also published images of concealed iPhones There are also technical issues with using a foreign-bought iPhone 6 in China according to analysts They suspect the iPhone 6’s initial launch precluded China because Apple and China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology were sorting out discrepancies between China’s network and foreign networks As it stands some foreign-bought iPhone 6 models will either work at slow speeds or not at all in China a fact that may have eluded Chinese buyers of resold iPhones “Theres actually 18-20 different iPhone 6 models built to satisfy different requirements” Howe said “I doubt theres a whole lot of full disclosure [in the market]” Perhaps the most surprising look into China’s underground iPhone 6 market is that many of its participantseven on the reselling sideare ordinary individuals hoping to score some pocket money not organized groups Wang said he has friends with stable jobs who still participate in iPhone buying and reselling just to make some extra money His nephew a student in Sydney Australia queued up for over 12 hours to obtain an iPhone 6 like many other Chinese students studying abroad in countries selling Apple’s newest smartphones and then immediately sold it Young students also participated as smugglers and many were caught at China’s border according to the SCMP The gray market will continue insofar as the demand remains analysts said especially as Apple has established itself as a premium luxury brand even if it’s not China’s best selling smartphone “In Chinese we call [the buyers of re-sold iPhones] tuhao which means less educated newly rich people” Wang said “Basically they just want to be the first one get the devices” “If you look at the legitimate market which model is selling well” Sui said “Then youre going to find it in the smuggled market as well” Contact us at editors@timecomDavid Hasselhof is joining the cast of Sharknado 3 Syfy and The Asylum announced Tuesday 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