ExxonMobil Canada selling its 19 stake in the Terra Nova offshore oil

first_imgCALGARY – Exxon Mobil Corp. says its Canadian arm has put up for sale its 19 per cent interest in the Terra Nova offshore oil project 350 kilometres southeast of Newfoundland and Labrador.Spokeswoman Suann Guthrie confirms that the company is marketing its stake after a review of its portfolio to ensure it meets its strategic objectives.She says the decision has no impact on Exxon’s other assets in Canada and adds the company will remain a long-term investor in the province.ExxonMobil Canada is the operator of the $14-billion Hebron offshore oil project off Newfoundland and Labrador, which pumped its first oil in November, and a part owner of the Hibernia offshore project. It operates the Sable offshore natural gas project in Nova Scotia which is being decommissioned due to production declines.Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods said in January the company would invest more than US$50 billion over the next five years to expand its business in the United States, helped by reduced U.S. federal taxes on corporations.Calgary-based Suncor Energy is the operator of Terra Nova with a 38 per cent stake. Production began in 2002.Companies in this story include: (TSX:SU)last_img read more

Morocco, GCC to Boost Cooperation in Civil Aviation

Rabat – Morocco and the Gulf cooperation Council (GCC) aspire to boost cooperation in civil aviation as part of their efforts to reinforce their strategic partnership, Civil Aviation Director Zakaria Belghazi said Wednesday.Speaking at a meeting in Rabat about civil aviation, held by the Equipment, Transport and Logistics Ministry, Belghazi said that this event is aimed at setting up a framework for permanent and structured cooperation between the Kingdom and the GCC countries.Air transport with Gulf Cooperation Council countries have remarkably developed over the past decade, as the number of passengers exceeded 1 million in 2015 compared to 245,000 in 2006, noting that air traffic increased by 12.5 pc between 2004 and 2015. He also noted that the strategy adopted by the kingdom to develop and modernize its airport platforms attaches great importance to promoting the civil aviation sector as an essential pillar for the socio-economic development of the country. read more

550,000 Visitors Attended the 25th Casablanca International Book Fair

Rabat – The Ministry of Culture and communication has announced that the number of visitors who attended this year’s International Book Fair (SIEL) was “exceptional” compared to previous years.The book fair, which took place from February 7 to 17 under the patronage of King Mohammed VI, hosted more than 700 exhibitors from 40 countries.About 350 intellectuals, writers, poets politicians, and entrepreneurs participated in seminars and meetings at the fair. One of the most brilliant exhibitions included a signing of “The Moroccan Letters,” a compendium compiled by renowned Lebanese media figures, Sami Kleib and Faycal Jelloul, holding testimonials from 20 pioneers of Arabic literature, including Syrian poet and critic, Adunis.Spain was this year’s guest of honor. Read Also: Fire Breaks Out at Casablanca International Book FairSIEL honored writers who write in Spanish and hosted two round tables under the title “Spanish, more southern.” The event paid a particular tribute to Juan Goytisolo and Jose-Miguel Ullan during a conference titled “Claiming the Count Don Julian, an homage to Juan Goytisolo.”Last year, 520,000 visitors attended the book fair which honored Egypt as the guest country. The 24th SIEL focused on Moroccan-Egyptian relations, the issues of culture and philosophy as well as the role of Egyptian writer, Jamal El Ghitani. read more

UN officials urge Iraqi leaders to come together to quickly address security

“I am deeply concerned about the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Iraq, including the reports of mass summary executions by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL),” Mr. Ban told reporters in Geneva today. “There is a real risk of further sectarian violence on a massive scale, within Iraq and beyond its borders,” he added.The security situation in Iraq has continued to deteriorate following last week’s capture of Mosul and other population centres by forces allied with ISIL. The violence has uprooted hundreds of thousands of people and has been marked by numerous human rights violations. “I encourage all Iraqi leaders – political, military, religious and community – to ensure that their followers avoid acts of reprisal and come together in an inclusive spirit to address this serious threat to the country,” stated the UN chief, who has spoken to Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki, as well as leaders in Turkey, Iran and other areas about the crisis. “What is important at this time,” he added, “is that the Iraqi Government should have one State, whether they are Sunnis or Shi’ites or Kurds, they should be able to harmoniously live together, respecting and upholding human rights and values of the United Nations.”The Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Nickolay Mladenov, is encouraging political leaders to swiftly come together and agree on a national security plan to address the terrorist threat. The Mission said thousands of families have reportedly fled violence in the north-western town of Tal Afar. Many displaced families are currently homeless and require urgent assistance, including access to food, water and shelter. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that the number of displaced people arriving in the Kurdish region of Iraq continues to increase, with some 3,000 families arriving overnight. In total, 325,000 displaced people, out of the 500,000 displaced from Mosul, have arrived in the Kurdistan Region since 6 June. UN agencies are continuing to scale-up assistance to respond to the growing number of displaced people. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners are carrying out emergency immunization campaigns against measles and polio to address low immunity levels among displaced families. UNICEF is also calling for safe humanitarian corridors, where local authorities and the UN can work to facilitate more access to people in need in Mosul and other areas, especially along the border. Also, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that damage to the health infrastructure and health facilities in the affected areas could lead to a bigger health care crisis and severely hamper people’s access to life-saving treatment.Amid the ongoing turmoil, Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), called on all Iraqis to unite in protection of their cultural heritage. Fearing it will be looted and destroyed, just as it was several years ago in Iraq and again during the recent tragic events in Syria, she reminded all that Iraq’s cultural heritage “represents a unique testimony of humanity, of the origins of our civilization, and of inter-ethnic and inter-religious coexistence.” read more

BrockTVca executive takes home 2010 Lou Cahill Scholarship

Elizabeth Hibbert is the winner of this year’s Lou Cahill Scholarship in Communications.Elizabeth Hibbert of Toronto is the 2010 winner of the Lou Cahill Scholarship in Communications.The communications student was the successful candidate for the annual scholarship, which honours one of Canada’s premier public relations personalities. Hibbert has a long list of accomplishments so far, including being a finalist in the Dobson Case Competition, a member of the Dean’s Honours List from 2007 to 2009 and a marketing executive with BrockTV.ca.She has also served as a marketing communications intern with Big Brothers Big Sisters St. Catharines – Thorold & District, where she developed business sponsorships among other assignments.“We are delighted that Elizabeth Hibbert has received the Lou Cahill Scholarship in Communications,” said Barbara Fox, OEB Enterprise President and Chief Executive Officer. “Lou Cahill would have been proud of her community involvement and commitment to charitable service.”At Big Brothers Big Sisters St. Catharines – Thorold & District, Hibbert had “an innate sense of community responsibility, commitment, hard work and dedication to youth was a huge value-added to our organization,” executive director Dale Davis said. “Her due diligence, understanding of teamwork and ability to consistently go the ‘extra mile’ will contribute to the success of her career in public relations/communications.”Hibbert’s other achievements include:receiving an in-course Millennium Excellence Award from the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundationreceiving an in-course E.S. Rogers Communications Inc. Scholarship from Rogers Communications Inc.involvement with the Brock Residence Action Councilworking as a summer student in Pensions and Benefits for METRO Canadaconducting media monitoring research for a number of charitable organizationsThe Cahill scholarship is awarded annually to a communications student in their final year of study for academic excellence, community involvement and participation in charitable activities. It was established by OEB Enterprise Toronto to honour Lou Cahill, the founder of OEB International, Canada’s longest-operating public relations firm and a subsidiary of the Enterprise Canada Group. Cahill died in November 2008 at the age of 94. He held an honorary doctoral degree from Brock.The scholarship monies are managed by the Communications + Public Relations Foundation.Applications for the annual Lou Cahill Scholarship in Communications, valued at $1,250 for eligible graduating students from the Department of Communications, Popular Culture and Film at Brock University, are available from the university’s Student Awards and Financial Aid Office. Scholarship winners have an opportunity to participate in a four-month internship with OEB Enterprise following graduation. read more

An article by Archbishop Stylianos on death

first_imgArchbishop Stylianos had written about a number of issues concerning life and death that were published in The Voice of Orthodoxy over the years. In August, 1999, he wrote an article titled “How we evaluate the dead – the person and their work” in the memory of his late friend and coworker, Spyros Thomas:In the attempt to sketch the personality of one who has died – regardless of whether this is a sudden funeral oration after a recent death or a sober dedication following the passage of years – we unintentionally introduce an unfair two-fold ‘reduction’ in the value of that fellow human being. We do so by repeatedly using one fateful word.If we could fully appreciate the moral weight involved in such a deficient evaluation -since a ‘reduction’ is always a ‘dis-count’ – it should be considered certain that no honourable or prudent person would dare to take upon himself the responsibility of such an injustice. The less one could claim not to have had the opportunity to avoid the social responsibility of publicly evaluating the departed, the greater the injustice.Let us look at this fateful word, so that we may avoid the injustice as much as possible. We use it directly and without circumlocution. We are referring to the verb “was”.Having the unstated certainty that the dead person no longer has the possibility of surprising us – either by questioning or overturning our evaluations by word or action – we unhesitatingly declare that the individual in question “was” this or that. It is as if we weighed the impact of an entire life, or the final “measure” of the mystery of the ‘personal otherness’ every time, with a sort of infallible “measurement of ethos”.To see how dangerous it is to “judge” the living or the dead, it would perhaps be sufficient to recall the dissuasive words of Christ “do not judge, so that you may not be judged” (Matt 7:1). This apparently peaceful command of Christ is not simply a loving admonition. It is above all the comprehensively expressed loving verdict of the All-knowing God, in relation to the impartial divine Nemesis, which vigilantly looks at this profane act, so that the one who is judged mainly is always the one who judges!READ MORE: Archbishop Stylianos’ funeral service on SaturdayThis truth is even expressed figuratively by a popular German saying, which states that “when you denounce a fellow human being by pointing, one finger points at him and three point at your own self”.Given however that, in our lukewarm and gradually disintegrating age, even the words of Christ are no longer considered to be “divine law” – not for the nominal Christians either – we must make a more thorough analysis of the question at hand. This will perhaps shed light more fully on at least the fundamental moral dimensions of a “critique” which at first glance may appear to be ‘innocent`.We mentioned an unintentional, and therefore unstated, double ‘reduction` made to the value of the dead. This double ‘reduction’ is unquestionably due mainly to two `oversights’, if not plain mistakes, a word that is more neutral and uninvolved in relation to the perpetrator.The first “oversight” has to do with the fact that we seem to forget that, if the human person has a unique place in the rest of the animal kingdom, this is not due to his notorious “intelligence quotient”. However, it is primarily due to the moral fact that he has been created in “the image and likeness of God”. For us to believe, then, that such a “likeness”, which is called to become an unprecedented “identity” through the process of deification, can be summarised and represented, as an approximation, only with the quantified “deeds” of a mostly unknown and enigmatic inner life -unknown even to the person concerned – is not simply inaccurate. It is a literally procrustean mutilation. For, briefly speaking, if God is infinite, then His image must also be considered to be infinite. This means that the human being, as a “person” cannot be confined, and can therefore not be `translated` into the given narrow confines of space and time of the present life. Thus, after physical death, the greatest part of the “human potentiality” given to each person by God inevitably remains untransformed into `energy’, which is why the final judgement and evaluation belongs only to God.The second oversight consists in the fact that, with the physical death of a person, we believe that his “presence” or “activity” has been sealed forever. Indeed, there is the common saying that “the departed is now justified”, which is repeated with much “magnanimity” by those who do not wish to deal with the responsibly substantiated life of the deceased fellow human being. The late Professor of Law H. Fragistas once humorously “demystified” that kind of generosity with the following perceptive comments, “is it possible, when we say that the departed is justified, to mean that, just by physical death, he has received complete remission of sins? How do we know what God will do with him in the next life? The only meaning that we can see in this saying, then, is that the departed has ceased to commit injustice”.READ MORE: The Community honours Archbishop StylianosHowever, putting aside the mystery of the human person and its final moral evaluation (out of respect and awe), we cannot doubt that no matter how insignificant or silent the life of a fellow human being may have seemed, he or she always leaves behind some signs – strong in some cases and weaker in others – that allow them to be remembered (particularly by those who were closest to him). This is approximately like the pulsating movements of any material body: no matter how weak the sound waves it produces, these “waves” are not entirely wiped out with the passage of time. They wander constantly somewhere in the atmosphere and, with a device of appropriate accuracy, they could be “fished out”, in a sense, and become more broadly audible once again.We can then say that the survival of the personality of the dead is not simply a question of “fame after death” – however and to whatever extent this was attended to – beforehand or afterwards, whether by the person himself or the interested friends and relatives. It is something that surpasses the artificial, so to speak, “external testimony”. It is a natural consequence of the indestructible and inexhaustible character of the human person created in the “image of God”.If this is true for every person, how much more so for figures who stood out due to their particular talents in the arts and letters, moral struggles, science, public life in general or in the political arena in particular.Therefore the verb “was” is not justified when speaking of one who lived self-consciously. Once the path of earthly struggle is completed, “life expires” according to bodily functions, but the memory and fame which remains is endless. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Pellegrini hails Hammers resolve in Cup triumph

first_imgManuel Pellegrini has hailed his players for keeping calm after going a goal down at AFC Wimbledon in the EFL Cup ahead of turning the tie around.Joe Pigott headed the League One side into the lead after just two minutes and hung on until the break despite Rodney McDonald’s dismissal for two yellow cards on 18 minutes.Issa Diop restored parity just after the hour mark before Angelo Ogbonna scored the visitors’ second, with Javier Hernandez sealing the 3-1 win in injury time.“Yes, I was worried because you play against these teams that defend really well and then you are losing 1-0 in the first minutes, after working the whole week not to suffer those kinds of goals,” Pellegrini told Sky Sports News at full time.Report: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United moveReport: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United move George Patchias – September 4, 2019 Declan Rice is committed to his West Ham contract and not a move to Manchester United.In an interview reported by football.london, Rice opens up…“The most important thing was our application to win this game. I was sure if we continued playing that we would score those goals. The best thing the team did tonight was we kept calm, we continued moving and creating space.“It’s important to win. If we lose this game, that’s another consequence – it’s very important. We need to continue working and I hope on Saturday we can have our first victory in the Premier League.”The third-round draw for the EFL Cup will take on Thursday night from 7pm onwardslast_img read more

Christian Eriksen Spurs need to get back on track immediately

first_imgTottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen has urged the team to bounce back immediately after their 100% start to the season ended in a 2-1 loss to Watford on SundayThe Lilywhites went ahead at Vicarage Road through Abdoulaye Doucoure’s own goal in the first half.But headers from Troy Deeney and Craig Cathcart handed Watford all three points and maintained their 100 per cent start to the season, whilst ending Spurs’ in the process.“We’re very disappointed,” Eriksen told the club website.“We want and expect to win every game and losing is not something we often do, luckily.“We need to get back on track and do that against Liverpool. That’s the perfect occasion to come back and we’ll do that.”Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.Sunday’s defeat was Spurs’ first in the Premier League for 43 games after taking the lead, which last came back in November 2016 against Chelsea.“It’s not something that often happens to us,” said Eriksen.“That’s what everyone felt, everyone had the feeling that they were not going to score but they got a free-kick in a dangerous place, a decent cross and a good header,” he added.“We had chances, didn’t finish the game and they scored from two set-pieces – we can’t be satisfied with that.“The result against United (3-0 last week) was exceptional but we’re down to earth again. This is football, anything can happen in any game, it goes so quickly with ups and downs.”Spurs will next face Liverpool at Wembley on September 15.last_img read more

Police arrest suspect in Plantation bank robbery

first_imgPLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have arrested a man suspected of robbing a TD Bank in Plantation, Tuesday.According to police, the man entered the TD Bank branch, located along North Pine Boulevard near West Sunrise Boulevard.Then, the suspect took off by foot and bailed into a nearby apartment complex, located near Northwest 17th Street and 75th Terrace.The subject was later found by police and taken into custody.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Police Women used credit card stolen in car burglary

first_imgWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are seeking the public’s help in their search for two women who, they said, used a credit card stolen during a car burglary to go shopping at South Florida stores.Surveillance video captured the subjects pushing grocery baskets with two young children inside, as they attempted to make a purchase at the Wal-Mart located at 9191 West Flagler St., in West Miami-Dade, June 12.Officials said the footage was recorded the day after the car burglary, which, they said, took place at Coopertown Airboat and Rides, located along the 22700 block of Southwest Eighth Street.Investigators said, after they used the card at Wal-Mart, the duo tried to buy several items at a nearby Walgreens, along Southwest 107th Avenue and West Flagler Street. That transaction, however, was declined.If you have any information on their whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

BJP condoles death of Arun Jaitly in Kakinada

first_imgKakinada: The BJP Amalapuram division unit organised condolence meet over the death of party senior leader and former Union finance minister Arun Jaitly. At the condolence meet organized on Saturday evening BJP official spokesperson Nalla Pawan described Arun Jaitly as leader of masses who served the party for more than three decades in different capacities. Also Read – TDP to open shelters for victims of attacks Advertise With Us As Finance Minister, he introduced the Mudra Yojana, Jan Dhan Yojana, GST and other economic reforms for the benefit of the common man and small traders. BJP Pramukh Devadula Satyanarayana Murthy presided over the condolence meet. BJP Mazdoor Morcha state general secretary Akula Veerababu, party state secretary Ganisetty Aravind, BJP state committee member Janga Rajendra Kimar and large number of party activists participated.last_img read more

Promoting small businesses at Day Market

first_imgMany people gathered for the Day Market that took place at 403 Murchison Street, opposite the Public Safety offices, this morning (Saturday).In spite of the freezing cold weather, everyone had a good time.Stalls sold a variety of knickknacks with the aim of promoting small businesses, often run from home.Good support was shown to the market, with locals turning up in numbers to see what bargains they could get their hands on. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

Three more quakes shake Costa Rica

first_imgNo related posts. A strong earthquake measuring magnitude-5.2 awoke thousands of Ticos at 1:08 a.m. Thursday.Its epicenter was located in the canton of Turrubares, San José, near the Pacific region, the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori) reported.The National Seismological Network (RSN) at the University of Costa Rica reported the temblor as magnitude-4.9 with a depth of 57.9 kilometers, located 5 kilometers southeast of Orotina, Alajuela.Red Cross officials said no damage or injuries were reported.Many residents said they felt two quakes at 1:08 a.m., but only one occurred. The two shocks felt correspond to two different seismic waves or phases of the same earthquake, the RSN said.Two aftershocks ocurred in the same area, the first measuring a magnitude-3.2 at 1:33 a.m. and the second a magnitude-2.9 at 5:27 a.m., according to Ovsicori.Last Tuesday, a magnitude-4.1 quake located near El Guarco Valley, in the province of Cartago, alarmed people throughout the Central Valley. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Heres what you should know about the crisis in Venezuela

first_imgCosta Rica reconoce a @jguaido Presidente legítimo interino de #Venezuela¡Bravo @CarlosAlvQ! https://t.co/QoAFzrMEmN— Laura Chinchilla M. (@Laura_Ch) January 23, 2019Pope Francis, on a visit to nearby Panama, backs “all efforts” that help save the Venezuelan population from further suffering, the Vatican said on Thursday.“In Panama, the Holy Father has been informed of the news coming from Venezuela and is closely following the situation as it evolves,” spokesperson Alessandro Gisotti said.“He is praying for the victims and for all the people of Venezuela.”Who still supports Maduro? Russia called Guaidó’s declaration of leadership an “attempted usurpation of power” and a breach of international law. China “opposes interference in Venezuelan affairs by external forces,” according to a spokesperson for its foreign ministry.Cuba and Mexico also offered Maduro support. The Cuban President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, criticized “imperialist attempts to discredit and destabilize” Venezuela.Why does this matter to Costa Rica?The United Nations estimates that more than three million Venezuelans have fled the country in recent years, due not only to its political instability but also “hunger, lack of access to medical care, insecurity, threats [and] fear.”While the majority of Venezuelan refugees have moved to Colombia, Peru or Ecuador, many have relocated to Costa Rica. According to the daily La Nación, Costa Rica received nearly 1,400 Venezuelan refugees over the first four months of 2018 alone.Costa Rica has committed to creating a method by which Venezuelan immigrants can legalize their status in the country, even if they came without proper international travel documents.This story was made possible thanks to The Tico Times 5 % Club. If only 5 percent our readers donated at least $2 a month, we’d have our operating costs covered and could focus on bringing you more original reporting from around Costa Rica. We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we can only do it with your help. Join The Tico Times 5% Club and help make stories like this one possible.Support the Tico Times Facebook Comments Tens of thousands of people protested in Caracas, Venezuela on Wednesday to oppose the regime of Nicolás Maduro, the politician who was sworn in for a second presidential term this month after elections many in the international community have called “illegitimate.”Costa Rica on Wednesday joined the United States and regional powers Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Peru, and Argentina, among others, in recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s president.Guaidó is the leader of the National Assembly and has declared himself acting president of Venezuela.Maduro expelled U.S. diplomats from Venezuela, but the U.S. Department of State said it will ignore the order of “former president Maduro,” because it does not consider him “to have the legal authority to break diplomatic relations with the United States or to declare our diplomats persona non grata.”The Tico Times breaks down the developing situation:Why are Venezuelan’s protesting? This week’s protests stemmed from Maduro’s inauguration for a second term as president, which large parts of the international community (including Costa Rica, as a member of the Lima Group) have said was a product of an illegitimate election.The National Assembly had called an opposition rally against Maduro to mark the anniversary of the 1958 fall of the military dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez.Prior to Maduro’s swearing-in, the Lima Group had voiced its support for the National Assembly as “a constitutionally elected body.” The head of that group, Juan Guaidó, declared himself acting president of Venezuela this week.According to AFP, humanitarian groups say at least 16 people have died during this week’s protests, which have included clashes between pro-Maduro and pro-Guaidó groups.What does the United States’ decision mean? U.S. President Donald Trump announced his support for Guaidó on Wednesday.The citizens of Venezuela have suffered for too long at the hands of the illegitimate Maduro regime. Today, I have officially recognized the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela. https://t.co/WItWPiG9jK— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 23, 2019Trump said he “will use the full weight of the United States economic and diplomatic power to press for the restoration of Venezuelan democracy.”“We continue to hold the illegitimate Maduro regime directly responsible for any threats it may pose to the safety of the Venezuelan people,” his statement reads.The situation continues to unfold rapidly. As of Thursday morning, the United States has announced it will ignore orders from Maduro expelling U.S. diplomats from Venezuela.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Maduro against the use of force on mass demonstrations and urged further international support for Guaidó.What is Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado’s position? President Carlos Alvarado announced Wednesday that Costa Rica “recognizes Juan Guaidó’s declaration as interim president of Venezuela.”Costa Rica reconoce la proclamación del señor Juan Guaidó como presidente interino de Venezuela. Abogamos por el diálogo, la paz y nuevas elecciones libres.— Carlos Alvarado Quesada (@CarlosAlvQ) January 23, 2019While the statement came hours after the United States’, Costa Rica has for months voiced its concern over Venezuela’s election process. As part of the Lima Group, Costa Rica joined a dozen nations in calling for an “independent audit” of the presidential elections, and more recently in issuing a “forceful political message” that it would not recognize Maduro’s new presidential term.What has reaction been in Costa Rica? Costa Rica’s Foreign Ministry released a statement saying “Costa Rica expresses its support for the interim government, which has a mandate to restore constitutional order and attend to its obligations in the framework of international law and, in particular, the human rights of all Venezuelans.”The Foreign Ministry also said that as a nation of peace, Costa Rica reiterates that the solution to the crisis should come through dialogue and peaceful means.Costa Rica’s Chamber of Industries said in a statement it “fully supports” Alvarado’s declaration.Two former Costa Rican presidents, including Nobel Peace Prize winner Oscar Arias, also voiced their support for Guaidó.Exhorto a los gobiernos democráticos del mundo entero que reconozcan a Juan Guaidó como el nuevo Presidente interino de #Venezuela. pic.twitter.com/CsCqB0fgtQ— Oscar Arias Sánchez (@oariascr) January 23, 2019 Related posts:Maduro picks new scapegoat for Venezuela’s problems Venezuela opposition drops deputies to break deadlock Venezuela pro-government political figure shot dead Costa Rica recognizes Juan Guaidó as President of Venezuela; Maduro severs ties with US, expels diplomatslast_img read more

Mobile phones to be used as room keys for Holiday Inn

first_img<a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/233ec/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Intercontinental Hotels will soon begin trailing the usage of smartphones in place of the traditional room key at two of its North American Holiday Inn properties, claims a new report.Holiday Inn Chicago O’ Hare Rosemont and the Holiday Inn Express Houston Downtown Convention Center will in June launch a trial run of the technology which allows Blackberries, iPhones, Android mobiles and other smartphones to avoid the front desk and go directly to their rooms.“The proliferation of smartphones is growing in such a way that we have to look at what people are already bringing with them to make their stay more enjoyable,” said Bryson Koehler InterContinental Hotels Group, Vice President Global Distribution Technology, to USA Today.“We don’t need to burden people with additional items; it just clutters up their lives. The beauty of the smart phone is that they’ve already got it.”Trial participants will need to download a specialised App for their mobile phone, which will call up their booking confirmation details in order to synchronise with a sensor on the door lock.For the trial which will last at least 60 days, and possibly up to Christmas if successful, the two Holiday Inn properties will add the new sensor locks to 20% of their rooms. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.Xlast_img read more

FILE This Feb 28 1968 file photo shows The Bea

first_img FILE – This Feb. 28, 1968 file photo shows The Beatles, from left, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison. The Beatles have released a new music video on Apple Music for their 1968 song, “Glass Onion.” The video was released Tuesday and features rare photos and performance footage. The song appeared on their self-titled ninth album, often referred to as the “White Album,” which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. (AP Photo, File) by The Associated Press Posted Oct 30, 2018 9:01 am PDT Last Updated Oct 30, 2018 at 9:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Beatles release new video for ‘Glass Onion’ on Apple Musiccenter_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Beatles have released a new music video on Apple Music for their 1968 song, “Glass Onion.”The video was released Tuesday and features rare photos and performance footage. The song appeared on their self-titled ninth album, often referred to as the “White Album,” which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.The Beatles will re-release the “White Album” on Nov. 9, featuring 30 tracks newly mixed by Giles Martin, the son of longtime Beatles producer George Martin.The repackaging also includes 27 acoustic demos of material the Beatles made at George Harrison’s house before recording sessions began, as well as 50 studio outtakes.___“Glass Onion” music video: apple.co/GlassOnionMusicVidlast_img read more

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