Animation Firm Hiphops to Success

first_imgInNOVAcorp’s newest tenant is hip-hopping its way to success. Wetsand Animation Inc. of Dartmouth recently signed a contractwith Headstart Entertainment of Studio City, California, toanimate two episodes of an urban-lifestyle cartoon based on hip-hop culture. “I’m very pleased for this young company,” said EconomicDevelopment Minister Ernest Fage. “Their growth has beentremendous since they moved into InNOVAcorp’s technologyinnovation centre.” “We’re really excited about working on this great project,” saidBrian Finlay, Wetsand founder. “This is one in a series of DVDcontracts that we’ll be doing between now and 2006.” The hip-hop cartoon, called Da Jammies!, follows the dailyadventures of two groups of young children who want to succeed inthe hip-hop business. Mr. Finlay said the cartoon’s message issocially positive. The cartoon is a direct-to-DVD project and may lead to atelevision contract. Wetsand Animation was founded in the fall of 2003 to producehigh-quality animation combining classical techniques with state-of-the-art technology. The company’s portfolio includes work onthe Warner Brothers TV series Mucha Lucha, and CD-ROM games forSpongeBob Square Pants and Shrek. Wetsand moved into the technology innovation centre in Junebecause it provided the company with the flexibility to expandquickly and take on larger projects. InNOVAcorp helps companies succeed in their early stages ofgrowth and development by promoting innovation andcommercialization of new products and technologies. It’s making asignificant contribution to the rapidly growing technology andlife sciences industries of Nova Scotia through venture capitalinvestment, mentoring, and incubation facilities and services.last_img read more

Moroccos Capital To Have Highest Bridge In Africa

Rabat – Rabat will have the longest cable-stayed bridge in Africa by the end of 2015.With a total length of 950 m, the bridge will connect the two banks of Bourgereg River.The Rabat Bridge is expected to become the highest bridge in the African continent with 160 meters in height. The project will cost an estimated 640 million Dirhams. It will be jointly financed by Autoroutes du Maroc and the World Bank.

CAF Invites African Countries to Submit their Bids for 2019 CAN

Rabat – African Football Confederation (CAF) has invited all CAF Member Associations to submit their bid dossier for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations before Friday, December 14.Following the withdrawal of hosting rights of the Total Africa Cup of Nations 2019 (AFCON) from Cameroon, on November 30, the CAF presented an update on Thursday regarding the approval process for a new host country. CAF requirements are as follows: Request for Applications to host the AFCON 2019 have now been sent to all CAF Member Associations; Member Associations interested in bidding must submit their bid books to CAF by midnight EET [Cairo time] Friday 14 December; From December 15, 2018, CAF will make a shortlist announcement, request further information from bidders and make possible on-site visits to complete the evaluation of applications; Once the technical evaluation phase has been completed, the CAF Executive Committee will decide the new host of AFCON 2019 which will take place in summer 2019. CAF will make further statements when appropriate. Local and international news outlets have been speculating that Morocco might replace Cameroon, althoughSouth Africa might also try and clinch the hosting rights.Several Moroccan sports officials denied Morocco’s intention to replace Cameroon, repeatedly stating that Morocco supports Cameroon’s bid. But after their failure to get ready in time, Morocco could be a possible option.The head coach of Morocco’s national football team, Herve Renard, has publicly stated that he believes that Morocco meets all the requirements to host the African event. read more

Voicing outrage Ban calls for immediate release of detained leaders of Burkina

“The Secretary-General calls for their immediate release. This incident is a flagrant violation of Burkina Faso’s Constitution and Transitional Charter,” said a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson, in the wake of today’s developments in the capital, Ouagadougou.“The United Nations stands firmly behind the transitional authorities and President Kafando. The Secretary-General notes the strong support of the people of Burkina Faso for a peaceful transition and urges compliance with the transitional calendar, including the upcoming elections.” According to media report, the country’s leaders were detained by guards supporting former President Blaise Compaoré during a cabinet meeting at the presidential palace. This comes two days after a commission reportedly recommended the disbanding of the presidential guard, the Régiment de Sécurité Présidentielle. The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for West Africa, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, is presently in Ouagadougou and working closely with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union and other international partners to support and safeguard the transition in Burkina Faso. In early November 2014, thousands of Burkinabé protesters took to the streets in Ouagadougou, facing off with security forces outside the presidential palace amid deadly violence that included the ransacking of Government buildings and the state television headquarters.Following the violence, Mr. Compaoré announced his resignation, ending his 27-year stay in office, and handed power over to the military. By the end of that month, the country officially marked the transfer of power to Mr. Kafando, as the Transitional President. A 26-member transitional government was subsequently appointed, and throughout, the Secretary-General called on all appointed leaders to work in a collaborative and harmonious manner. read more

Woman dies after car collides with lorry in Cork

first_imgA WOMAN HAS died after her car hit a lorry in Cork earlier today.The woman was driving on the Clonakilty to Rosscarbery Road and was around a mile outside Rosscarbery when her car collided with a truck at around 10.20am this morning.The 65-year-old was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the lorry was not injured in the crash.The road is currently closed and gardaí are carrying out a forensic examination of the scene. Diversions are in place.An appeal for witnesses has been issued with anyone who may have information asked to contact Clonakilty Garda Station on 023 88 21570, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.last_img

Construction firms looking abroad to recoup losses

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Due to a lack of new public works, major road projects have come to a standstill. The consequences of the financial crisis are fully reflected in the disheartening financial results of Greek construction companies for the first half of the year. Virtually all listed construction firms posted losses in the first six months of 2011. At the same time the state appears to owe huge amounts of money for projects that have been completed, rendering the situation even worse. Institutional representatives of the sector estimate the total amount owed by the state at over 2 billion euros. The Ellaktor group suggests that the margin of profit from the first six months of the year has gone into negative territory, amounting to 5.2 per cent from the same period last year, when it had posted growth of 2.4 per cent from the year before. The group registered losses of 24 million euros in H1, with its balance reduced to 2.4 billion euros, against almost 5 billion two years ago. The main reason for the blow that the major construction companies in the country have sustained, is the cessation of most major road projects that were being carried out by public-private partnerships (PPPs). The projects have come to a standstill since the end of last year, with attempts by the Infrastructure Ministry to find a solution proving poor to date. However, there are developments to be expected in the coming months as negotiations have started to pick up speed. Another more positive development is the recent agreement between Athens and the European Commission for the latter to take on a bigger share in the funding of projects and the supply of technical assistance required for restarting a number of projects. Competitiveness Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis stated last week that there are 64 technical documents concerning major projects that have been forwarded to the European Commission, with a total budget of 11 billion euros, including comments and notes about the problems each project has run into, so that troubleshooting can start for each project as soon as possible. Chrysochoidis also stated that with the increase of the EU-subsidy share to co-funded projects to 95 per cent, and based on the payments already made, some 875 million euros can be expected to return to the state budget, retrospectively. Based on payments expected by the end of the year, another 400 million euros will also come into state coffers, for total savings in the public investment program of 1.275 billion euros this year. In the midst of the ongoing financial crisis, tenders for new construction projects have practically frozen, so that the framework of their funding can be cleared up. PPPs such as the extensions to the Attiki Odos ring road and the new airport at Kastelli on Crete have been repeatedly postponed, mostly due to the reluctance of banks to participate. As a result, the domestic construction companies able to retain an outward-looking character are turning their attention abroad, aiming to bolster their works and recoup some of their losses in the local market. Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Le vin rouge aiderait à lutter contre le surpoids

first_imgLe vin rouge aiderait à lutter contre le surpoidsSelon une récente étude américaine, le vin rouge contiendrait une substance capable de lutter contre le surpoids, en agissant sur les cellules graisseuses.S l’on savait déjà que le vin rouge, consommé avec modération, a des effets bénéfiques contre les maladies cardiaques ou neurodégénératives, c’est un nouveau bienfait qui vient d’être identifié. Selon une étude américaine publiée dans la revue Journal of Biological Chemistry, le breuvage aurait également la propriété de lutter contre le surpoids. Plus précisément, c’est l’un des composants contenus dans le vin qui aurait la capacité d’agir sur les cellules graisseuses.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Connu sous le nom de piceatannol, la molécule perturberait l’expression et la fonction de gènes bien particuliers normalement activés par l’insuline lors d’une phase appelée adipogénèse. Par là-même, elle retarderait la formation des jeunes cellules graisseuses et empêcherait également ces dernières de devenir des cellules graisseuses matures. “En présence de piceatannol, on peut observer un retardement ou une complète inhibition des cellules graisseuses jeunes”, explique le principal auteur, le Dr Kee-Hong Kim de l’université de Purdue aux Etats-Unis. Selon les chercheurs cités par le Telegraph, la substance également présente dans le raisin, les myrtilles et les fruits de la passion serait ainsi en mesure d’aider à contrôler l’obésité. D’autant plus que le piceatannol découlerait en fait du resveratrol, une molécule déjà connue pour ses bienfaits et vendue sous forme de complément alimentaire. Toutefois, les recherches restent à approfondir dans la mesure où le piceatannol n’a été testé que sur des cultures de cellules graisseuses. “Nous testons désormais notre idée sur des modèles animaux d’obésité pour voir si (la molécule) a les mêmes fonctions bénéfiques. Nous avons besoin de travailler sur la stabilité et la solubilité du piceatannol pour créer un effet biologique”, a ajouté le Dr Kim.  Le 12 avril 2012 à 17:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Scientists Detect Second Ever Repeating Fast Radio Burst

first_img Scientists Detect Eight New Repeating Fast Radio BurstsAI Detects More Mysterious Cosmic Radio Bursts Stay on target A team of more than 50 scientists has discovered 13 more fast radio bursts, as well as the second repeating FRB ever recorded.These sightings, described in two papers published by the journal Nature, are among the first results from the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) interferometric radio telescope.Inaugurated in 2017, CHIME’s primary goals are to improve knowledge of dark energy and detect extragalactic fast radio bursts—brief, bright flashes of radio waves that last a few milliseconds.The astrophysical mysteries are thought to originate from far outside our Milky Way, but their source remains unclear.Since their discovery more than a decade ago, 60-plus bursts, each named for its date of detection, have been observed by five telescopes worldwide.CHIME is different, though.The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) is a radio telescope designed to spot fast radio bursts (via Andre Renard/MIT)“The telescope has no moving parts. Instead it uses digital signal processing to ‘point’ the telescope and reconstruct where the radio waves are coming from,” according to Kiyoshi Masui, an assistant professor at MIT’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research.“This is done using clever algorithms and a couple of giant computer clusters that sit beside the telescope and crunch away at the data in real time,” he explained.The team, which includes Masui and Kavli postdoc Juan Mena Parra, presented their findings at this week’s American Astronomical Society meeting in Seattle.A majority of the bakers’ dozen FRBs detected showed signs of “scattering” or “dispersion,” a phenomenon that reveals information about how much matter the bursts travelled through to reach Earth.The amount of scattering observed by CHIME suggests these flares originate in powerful astrophysical objects, likely to be in locations with “special characteristics.”“That could mean in some sort of dense clump like a supernova remnant,” team member and University of Toronto astronomer Cherry Ng said in a statement. “Or near the central black hole in a galaxy. But it has to be in some special place to give us all the scattering that we see.”Among the 13 FRBs identified over three weeks last summer, scientists also discovered rare repeat bursts from a single source.“Until now, there was only one known repeating FRB,” Ingrid Stairs, a member of the CHIME team and an astrophysicist at the University of British Columbia, said.That one was spotted by the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico in 2015.“And with more repeaters available for study, we may be able to understand these cosmic puzzles a bit better,” Stairs added. “Where they’re from, what causes them, and why.”More on Geek.com:Spinning Neutron Stars Help Scientists Set Atomic ClocksAstronomers Discover ‘Farout,’ the Most Distant Solar System ObjectArmchair Astronomers Can Now Visit a Black Hole—In Virtual Realitylast_img read more

Wildfire burns on Hanford Reach National Monument

first_imgRICHLAND — A fire on the Hanford Reach National Monument burned an estimated 12.5 square miles northwest of Richland.The Tri-City Herald reports Highway 240 from Route 10 near Richland northwest to the Vernita Bridge over the Columbia River was closed to traffic Thursday afternoon as the fire burned near the road.The fire, named the Cold Creek Fire, also closed Highway 24 between Highway 240 and the Silver Dollar Cafe until early evening.The fire was burning through wildland west of Highway 240 on a portion of the monument closed to the public, the Arid Lands Ecology Reserve, which includes Rattlesnake Mountain.last_img

99 JAMZ Backpack Tour stops by Overtown Youth Center

first_imgMiami-Dade Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava praised the Overtown Youth Center’s bridge-building efforts.“It’s critical to have an organization that works across the silos of programs and brings people together, and Overtown Youth Center has been building coalitions for years,” she said, “and this is the proof, because everybody wants to work together for the benefit of the community.”Parents also learned about year-round opportunities: free tutoring, food drives and more.“Here in Overtown, a lot of families aren’t able to go out and get book bags, are unable to get pens, paper, crayons,” said DJ Nasty. “At least we’re here today to make sure that all those families that are unable to do that, that we’re here for you.”Organizers with 99 JAMZ said they’re just happy to serve the community.“We’re just glad to be out here in Overtown Youth Center,” said 99 JAMZ’s Tap Money. “It’s just our small token in giving back to the community that has given us so much.”The Backpack Tour continues next Saturday at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex in Miami Gardens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. MIAMI (WSVN) – Local radio station 99 JAMZ is helping fill a community need, and doing so in a fun way.The station’s annual Back to School Backpack Tour is back on the road, just in time to help South Florida students in need of supplies before classes start in a few weeks.“We just want to make sure that we give back. That’s what we do,” said 99 JAMZ’s DJ Nasty.Parents, teachers and children came in full force at the Overtown Youth Center along Northwest 14th Street, Saturday.Organizers said the event aims to connect the community with plenty of resources to help students be ready for the upcoming school year.“Things like this, events like this help lift that one burden to make it easier for the kid to get As and be productive in school and not be hungry, and just all the things that they need to be a successful student,” said 99 JAMZ on-air talent Supa Cindy.99 JAMZ provided live music, food, games, giveaways and, of course, backpacks, all while giving other organizations a chance to reach out to people. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

FUN ON THE FOURTH Results Of 1st Annual Firecracker 5K

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Fourth of July Committee held its First Annual ‘Firecracker 5K’ during this week’s Fun on the Fourth Celebration.Below are the results, courtesy of RaceWire:1 DAN VASSALLO 34 | M 15:562 GREGORY ADAMEK 16 | M 18:153 FABIO PIERGENTILI 56 | M 18:514 JESSE BELDING 30 | M 18:565 DANA CALUMBY 35 | F 19:056 ANTHONY FEDERICO 24 | M 20:047 SIMONETTA PIERGENTILI 54 | F 20:178 DANIEL MAIENZA 17 | M 20:409 JILL CHISHOLM 48 | F 20:5010 TESSA CALLAHAN 36 | F 21:1411 JIM QUADROS 56 | M 21:2212 PAUL GRIFFIN 50 | M 22:0113 NICOLE BEDARD 37 | F 22:1014 JESSICA STRYHALALECK 43 | F 22:2015 JOHN MURPHY 30 | M 22:3616 DANIEL BARRY 40 | M 22:3617 JOHN HUNT 43 | M 22:3918 KEITH MCDONALD 35 | M 22:5519 JAKE DANIELI 17 | M 22:5720 ADDYSON HUNT 12 | F 23:1521 PATRICK FAY 59 | M 23:4622 BRIAN MASON 39 | M 24:1323 CARMELA TAVERAS 57 | F 24:2924 ERIC CUSHING 48 | M 24:2925 COOPER HUNT 8 | M 24:3326 JENNIFER BOLANOS 45 | F 24:4227 SHEA CUSHING 15 | F 25:1128 COLBY MEDEIROS 15 | M 25:2029 DAN KING 41 | M 25:4230 LORIE SCHLATTERER 34 | F 25:5131 DEBBIE REPPUCCI 40 | F 26:0632 DANIEL BUCKELEN 36 | M 26:1033 DOMENICO PENTELLA 12 | M 26:3434 DYLAN SEMPLE 33 | M 26:4335 LISSA RANDELL 58 | F 26:4436 DANIEL SARNO 56 | M 27:0437 KRISTINE NORRIS 44 | F 27:0738 PRESTON HUNT 10 | M 28:0839 UNKNOWN PARTIC. 500 | M 28:0940 KEVIN PINARD 62 | M 28:1141 CAITLIN GILLIS 33 | F 28:2942 JAY FINN 50 | M 28:4043 JOHN WARE 15 | M 29:0044 MELISSA CIESLA 39 | F 29:1445 WENDY FERRICK 46 | F 29:1746 MELINDA LACONTE 44 | F 29:2347 CARIN BENNETT-RIZZO 45 | F 29:2548 STEPHEN DELANEY 53 | M 29:2649 JULI HUNT 42 | F 29:2850 JONELLE SULLIVAN 42 | F 29:3251 JIM BAILEY 50 | M 30:1952 CAITLIN KILEY 34 | F 30:2352 STEPHANIE KOH 47 | F 30:2354 BRYAN SANDOZ 39 | M 30:2555 MONICA FUITH 42 | F 30:3856 JESSICA WEAVER 27 | F 31:0057 ALFRED MARTIGNETTI 56 | M 31:0657 CHRISTINE MARTIGNETTI 52 | F 31:0659 DAVID DYNAN 11 | M 31:1260 JAMES CLIFTON 63 | M 31:4161 AVELINA PENTELLA 10 | F 31:4662 NAYELI PENTELLA 37 | F 31:5163 MARIANNE APRILE 35 | F 32:1064 ERIN CAPOTOSTO 41 | F 32:2265 DANIEL DANG 34 | M 32:2466 BRAD JACKSON 62 | M 32:3467 COLLEEN MCMAHON 35 | F 32:3668 KRISTEN GAKE 52 | F 32:4769 AMANDA CODY 31 | F 33:0870 TARA CAVANAUGH 46 | F 33:0971 CHLOE CALLAHAN 39 | F 33:3272 JAY STAUDE 32 | M 33:3773 NICHOLE STAUDE 32 | F 33:3774 RAMESH PARIMI 39 | M 33:5175 EMILY GERLING 27 | F 34:1176 MARYBETH MCNEIL 52 | F 34:5077 ANDREA GOODMAN 37 | F 35:0178 DAVE SANTILLI 33 | M 35:0879 SJ SANTILLI 35 | F 35:0980 DANIELLE DOLAN 33 | F 35:3981 HERMAN GOMEZ 50 | M 35:4882 CAITLIN WATERS 34 | F 36:0383 FRANK MIETHE 34 | M 36:0483 JEAN TORTORELLA 53 | F 36:0485 HAILEY SPENCER 10 | F 36:2286 PATRICIA JACKSON 59 | F 36:3887 MEGHAN CRUZ 34 | F 36:3988 AMANDA HALL 31 | F 36:5089 STEPHANIE SALERNO 40 | F 36:5190 CAMILLE JABER 39 | F 36:5791 PAUL FLAHERTY 50 | M 36:5892 CAROLYN MONDELLO 27 | F 37:2793 GIULIANA CORMIER 9 | F 37:3294 JONATHAN CORMIER 40 | M 37:3295 PAMELA PINARD 61 | F 37:5996 LILY BEALS 11 | F 38:3297 LIBBY MOZUCH 11 | F 38:3298 MELANIE CATHERWOOD 34 | F 38:3799 ALICIA DICECCA 34 | F 38:38100 EMILY IRVING 40 | F 39:35101 KRISTEN EDWARDS 34 | F 39:59102 SUSAN FREIDUS 58 | F 40:23103 LAUREN SULLIVAN 32 | F 40:26104 NANCY WOLFE 52 | F 40:50105 LIDIA AZEVEDO 58 | F 41:16106 ALEX WASZCZUK 32 | M 44:01107 ASHLEY PERSSICO 26 | F 44:06108 CHRISTINE FAVAZZA 38 | F 44:20109 ZACHARY LUBAWSKI 8 | M 44:21110 LUKE SCENNA 11 | M 45:11111 VICKI SCENNA 37 | F 45:28112 DIANE CLIFTON 60 | F 47:12113 JADE MELO 32 | F 55:10114 JENNIFER NELSON 38 | F 55:11115 CHRISTINA DOWNEY 64 | F 55:23116 KARRIE COLLINS 30 | F 1:00:29117 JULIA MCSWEENEY 44 | F 1:01:58118 AMY PIETRAFITTA 42 | F 1:04:32Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRace Results From WOW’s Run For Wilmington 5K / Kim Forte WalkIn “Community”FUN ON THE FOURTH: What To Expect On Wednesday, July 3In “Community”Wilmington’s 12th Annual Half Marathon & 5K Is A Tremendous SuccessIn “Business”last_img read more

Two schoolboys killed in Tangail road crash

first_imgTwo schoolboys were killed as a covered van hit a motorcycle near Mirzapur Police Station in Tangail on Sunday morning, reports news agency UNB.The deceased were identified as Mim Laden, 15, son of Labu Mia of Postokhamari village in the upazila and and Rifat, 15 son of Hossain Ali of the same village.Both the victims were class-IX students of SK Pilot High School in the area.Khalilur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Gorai Police Station, said the speeding covered van hit the motorcycle in the area around 9.30 am while they were going to Mirzapur Bazar from Charpara area, leaving Mim Laden dead on the spot and Rifat critically injured.Rifat was taken to Mirzapur Kumudini Hospital where doctors declared him dead.None was arrested as the driver of the covered van fled the scene immediately after accident, the OC added.last_img

Rohingya man among 2 killed in gunfight

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationTwo people, including a Rohingya man accused of human trafficking, were killed in what the law enforcers called a gunfight with police at Katabunia in Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar on early Sunday, reports UNB.The deceased were identified as Md Rubel Hossain, 28, and Omar Faruk, 33, a Rohingya refugee from Kutupalong camp.Pardip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf police station, said police conducted a drive to arrest members of a human trafficking group around 12:30am.”The human traffickers opened fire as soon as our team reached the spot,” he said adding, “Rubel and Faruk were killed in the ensuing gunfight.”UNB says, they were accused in human trafficking cases adding the police had sent the bodies to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital for autopsy.Two pistols and several bullets were recovered from the spot, according to the police.According to the human rights organisation, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), at least 421 people were killed in alleged gunfights, crossfires or shootouts with the law enforcement agencies in 2018.In the first five months of 2019, the number of such killing was at least 162, the rights body said on its website.last_img read more

New international campaign raises funds to protect Costa Ricas ocean life

first_img Facebook Comments A new campaign seeks to raise awareness and funds for organizations leading the way in the conservation and sustainable use of Costa Rica’s oceans.The “Protect What You Love” campaign, launched on World Oceans Day, June 8, by the Costa Rica USA Foundation for Cooperation (CRUSA) and its U.S. counterpart, Amigos of Costa Rica, invites Costa Ricans and international visitors alike to consider the ways in which Costa Rica’s oceans have enriched their lives, and to give back to leading organizations in the field of Costa Rican ocean conservation and sustainable use.Sponsored content from the Costa Rica USA Foundation for Cooperation “The Costa Rica USA Foundation and Amigos of Costa Rica are proud to promote ocean conservation and draw attention to the outstanding work of Costa Rican initiatives in this field,” said David Gutiérrez, president of the CRUSA Board of Directors.“Costa Rica has entered the surf and turf era of sustainability full throttle, and prospects for mobilizing resources around this approach are exciting,” added Muni Figueres, president of Amigos of Costa Rica.Donors at www.4amigos.org can contribute to a fund that supports a group of leading marine organizations in Costa Rica, including the Costa Rican Association for the Environment and Education (ARCAE), the Costa Rican Fishing Federation (FECOP), the Corcovado Foundation, the Latin American Sea Turtles Association (LAST), Misión Tiburón, Marviva, and the Fundación Neotrópica.Donors can also choose a specific organization to support. (Courtesy of CRUSA/Amigos of Costa Rica)According to Michelle Coffey, Executive Delegate of the CRUSA Foundation, “this campaign is aligned with our support of the ‘Plastic-Free Zone’ initiative to reduce the use of single-use plastics and their impact on the country’s oceans, as well as various government initiatives for Costa Rican ocean conservation announced in the framework of World Oceans Day 2017.”“As visitors to Costa Rica we enjoy many benefits of the oceans. From the delicious ceviche to surfing, fishing, and boat tours, the ocean seems to permeate the tourist’s experience in Costa Rica,” said Emily Arnold, Executive Director of Amigos of Costa Rica. “It is important that we recognize and support the organizations who are working so hard to maintain Costa Rica’s oceans for future generations.”Amigos of Costa Rica makes it possible for donors to make U.S. tax-deductible donations to Costa Rican nonprofits. (Courtesy of CRUSA/Amigos of Costa Rica)PUCCI photography donated images for the campaign, which is on display at Juan Santamaría International Airport through the end of August. Marine organizations interested in applying to join the campaign can write emily@amigosofcostarica.org for more information.Beneficiary organizations of the oceans fund include: Related posts:New grant program seeks to boost Costa Rican nonprofits Raffle raises funds for Costa Rican cancer screening, treatment Meet Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches On Oceans Day, kids made a differencelast_img read more

appointmentSeaLink Travel Group

first_imgappointmentSeaLink Travel Group Marketing and communications specialist, Phillip Boyle, has been appointed as the new general manager marketing for SeaLink Travel Group. He will be based in SeaLink’s corporate office in Adelaide and report to Donna Gauci as Chief Operating Officer.Mr Boyle brings almost 25 years of marketing and communications experience, in both the private and public sectors across Australia and in the United Kingdom, to his new role, and was most recently managing director at Nation Creative. He has worked with a range of tourism clients including the South Australian Tourism Commission, Adelaide Airport, VisitCanberra.In his new role, Mr Boyle will provide national leadership and integration for SeaLink’s brand and marketing strategies across the company’s diverse portfolio of travel and tourism offerings in South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory. He will work closely with the senior management and marketing teams across Australia to ensure SeaLink’s value proposition is effectively shared with new and existing customers and help to identify and realise growth opportunities.last_img read more

Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute ri

first_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ As the saying goes, the backup quarterback is the mostpopular player in the NFL. If true, what does that sayabout the backup’s backup?Ryan Lindley, whom the Cardinals selected in the sixthround of the 2012 NFL Draft, is seeing his stock risewithout having thrown an NFL pass. Top Stories Sports Illustrated’s Peter King said he thinksLindley will play by midseason, and while he wouldn’t gothat far, ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski feels like Lindleywill ultimately be an NFL starter. “I looked at a bunch of his tapes,” Jaws told ArizonaSports 620’s Burns and Gambo. “Now, I can put a highlightreel together and show you 25 throws that you would saythis guy should be a first-round pick.“Unfortunately, I could show you 25 throws where you sayhe shouldn’t be drafted at all.”And that’s just it with the 6-foot-4, 229 pound passer:He’s got all the tools to be a real good QB, but is notyet a real good QB.“You could see he could make throws; he didn’t make themconsistent enough.”Lindley finished his career at San Diego State with 90touchdown passes against 47 interceptions, struggling withaccuracy as well as the personnel around him. He completedjust 53 percent of his passes in 2011, a key reason forhis slide in the draft.Which is where the Cardinals come in.Lindley won’t be expected to do anything right away, asthe team already has Kevin Kolb and John Skelton ahead ofhim on the depth chart. And, he’ll stay that way, at leastfor a while.“So you get in a good situation where you can stand backthere and learn,” Jaworski said. “Throw 36,000 balls ayear at practice and training camp and the regular season,run the scout team. Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationlast_img read more

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