Vladivostok (Russia): North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he was looking forward to his first talks with President Vladimir Putin as he arrived in Russia on Wednesday seeking support in Pyongyang’s nuclear deadlock with the United States. Kim’s armoured train rolled in to the Tsarist-era station in Russia’s Pacific port city of Vladivostok, where the summit will take place on Thursday. Wearing a long black coat and fedora, Kim stepped out onto a red carpet on the station platform before making his way outside to be received by an honour guard and military band. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US His limousine drove off after the welcoming ceremony, bodyguards in suits running alongside. The talks, only confirmed at the last minute, will be Kim’s first face-to-face meeting with another head of state since negotiations with US President Donald Trump in Hanoi collapsed in February. “I hope this visit will be successful and useful,” Kim told Russian television in the border town of Khasan, where women in folk costumes welcomed him with bread and salt in a traditional greeting. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls “I hope that during the talks… I will be able to have concrete discussions on resolving situations on the Korean Peninsula and on the development of our bilateral relationship,” Kim said. Putin was due to arrive in Vladivostok on Thursday, then fly on after the talks for another summit in Beijing. Russian and North Korean flags were flying on lamp posts on Vladivostok’s Russky island, where the summit is expected to take place at a university campus. The island is connected to the rest of Vladivostok by a bridge built in 2012 that crosses a harbour used for commercial and naval ships. Kim plans to stay on in Vladivostok on Friday for a series of cultural events, including a ballet and a visit to the city’s aquarium, Russian media reported. The talks follow repeated invitations from Putin since Kim embarked on a series of diplomatic overtures last year. Since March 2018, the formerly reclusive North Korean leader has held four meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping, three with South Korea’s Moon Jae-in, two with Trump and one with Vietnam’s president. Analysts say he is now looking for wider international support in his standoff with Washington, while Moscow is keen to inject itself into another global flashpoint. In Hanoi, the cash-strapped North demanded immediate relief from the sanctions imposed on it over its banned nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes. But the talks broke down in disagreement over what Pyongyang was prepared to give up in return. North Korea last week launched a blistering attack on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, insisting he be removed from the negotiations just hours after announcing it had carried out a new weapons test. Moscow has already called for the sanctions to be eased, while the US has accused it of trying to help Pyongyang evade some of the measures — accusations Russia denies. Kremlin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov told a briefing on Tuesday: “The focus will be on a political and diplomatic solution to the nuclear problem on the Korean Peninsula. “Russia intends to help consolidate positive trends in every way,” he said, but added that no joint statement or signing of agreements was planned. Moscow was a crucial backer of Pyongyang for decades and their ties go back to the founding of North Korea, when the Soviet Union installed Kim’s grandfather Kim Il Sung as leader. The Soviet Union reduced funding to the North as it began to seek reconciliation with Seoul in the 1980s, but Pyongyang was hit hard by its demise in 1991. Soon after his first election as Russian president, Putin sought to normalise relations and met Kim Jong Il — the current leader’s father and predecessor — three times. The first of those meetings was in Pyongyang in 2000, when Putin became the first Russian leader to visit the North. China has since cemented its role as the isolated North’s most important ally, its largest trading partner and crucial fuel supplier, and analysts say Kim could be looking to balance Beijing’s influence. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Wednesday that Beijing was happy to see talks between its “friendly neighbours”. “We believe this will contribute… to peace and stability on the peninsula and in the region,” Geng said, noting that China and Russia “have always maintained close communication and coordination” on the issue. While ties between Russia and North Korea have remained cordial, the last meeting between their leaders came in 2011, when Kim Jong Il told then-president Dmitry Medvedev that he was prepared to renounce nuclear testing. His son has since overseen by far the country’s most powerful blast to date, and the launch of missiles capable of reaching the entire US mainland. read more
Rabat- Moroccan Singer Dounia Batma is expected to perform at the twelfth birthday of Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan on Friday.According to Alyouam24, the Moroccan artist was invited to perform in the festivities organized in the royal palace in Salé, the twin city of Rabat, by the royal family to celebrate the twelfth birthday of Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan.In August 2013, on the occasion of the his 50th birthday, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI bestowed the Royal Wissam of “National Merit” on Dounia Batma. The artist recently shot in Marrakech the video clip of the song “Al Maghrib Maghribna” (Morocco is ours). The song has been reportedly dedicated by Dounia Batma to the Moroccan sovereign after he was named the 2015 Personality of the year for family cohesion by an Emirati organization. read more
Rabat- Photos of the newly completed train station has been circulating online today. On the request of King Mohammed VI, French President Emmanuel Macron will attend the inauguration of the LGV on Thursday, November 15 .After a series of delays, the train, which was set to be finished in 2015, and later delayed to 2017, is finally finished. Morocco’s 200-kilometer long LGV is the first of its kind in Africa, linking Casablanca and Tangier in two hours and 15 minutes instead of the usual 5 hour train ride. Several French companies collaborated in the construction and furnishing of the LGV, including SNCF, Alstom, Cegelec, and Ansaldo-Ineo. The cooperation has led international media to describe the LGV a “flagship project of the bilateral relationship.”King Mohammed VI and former French President Nicolas Sarkozy launched the project in 2007. Construction was launched four years later in 2011.Read Also: Macron to Visit Morocco Next Week to Launch LGV with King Mohammed VIThe project cost €2 billion. According to BFMTV, the French government financed 51 percent of the project through various loans, including one granted by the French development agency of €220 million. In October 2017, the French Development Agency (AFD) granted a loan of €80 million to fund the last segment of the Tangier-Casablanca high-speed train project.This followed the French agency’s initial grant of €220 million in 2011 to establish the project. read more
An all-female climbing team supported by the United Nations today reached the summit of Africa’s tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, in celebration of International Women’s Day, which will be observed on 8 March.The team, made up of seven Nepalese women and three African women, participated in the expedition as a way to raise awareness of the importance of women’s rights, in particular education for girls.“We are on the top! Nothing is impossible if we struggle to pursue our dreams,” said Nimdoma Sherpa, who is also a former recipient of school meals provided by the World Food Programme (WFP) in Nepal.“Nimdoma is an example of what girls’ education can do,” said Shailee Basnet, the leader of the Nepali group. “We know there are many more Nimdomas around the world and we hope we can motivate them to achieve their dreams.”“This has been such an exciting experience,” said Anna Indaya, a member of Tanzania’s endangered Hadzabe people, who is a teacher in a WFP-supported primary school in Arusha, Tanzania.“I had to fight to receive an education when I was growing up and I certainly had to fight to get up this mountain. Now, as a teacher, I see every day the struggle that young Tanzanian girls go through to attend school. I never thought I’d have this amazing opportunity to show girls and young women everywhere what you can achieve through sheer determination.”The team, which began their ascent on 28 February, documented their journey on the online platform Twitter, using the hastag #WFPkili2013. In coming days, they will visit schools around Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Moshi to share their inspiring stories and talk about the importance of education. “This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done,” said Hlubi Mboya, a South African actress and WFP National Ambassador Against Hunger, adding that her message to girls across the African continent is to “never give up, be your own hero, never quit, never fear failure.”The climb was supported by the Tanzanian Government, WFP and Child Reach International, a non-governmental organization working with communities to improve children’s access to education and healthcare. read more
During warmups prior to Tuesday night’s Houston Rockets game, center Dwight Howard and Rockets mascot Clutch the Bear had an unofficial contest to see who could be the first to hit an over-the-back halfcourt shot, with Clutch pulling off the surprise upset.Howard could probably use his warmup time more productively by focusing on his free-throw shooting, but he didn’t need to for this game against the Boston Celtics. Howard compiled another double-double of 10 points and 11 boards helping the Rockets open the game on an 18-1 run and had a 40-18 lead after the first quarter, improving to 8-4 on the season.The Rockets have won three in a row after Tuesday’s 109-85 defeat of the Boston Celtics. read more
EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you need to know with your morning cup of coffee.1. #WARNING: The Irish Coast Guard is warning people to stay away from exposed coasts — 130km winds are forecast to combine with high seas this afternoon, leading to an increased flooding risk.2. #BLAZE: The massive fire in Ballymount, west Dublin, is still burning this morning. Five fire units are at the scene, amid warnings the area may not be declared safe for several days.3. #QUANGO: The Department of the Environment has so far spent €5.7 million on a ‘mini quango’ established to help set up Irish Water, The Irish Mail on Sunday reports. The ‘Water Services Transition Office’ has set up two new offices — one in Dublin, and another in Waterford.4. #MIXED FORTUNES: Two new opinion polls give contrasting takes on the ‘state of the parties’ this weekend — a survey in the Sunday Independent shows support for the coalition parties up by six points, while a one in the Sunday Business Post shows a downturn in the Government’s fortunes.5. #PERFORMANCE: Teachers not performing in their roles will soon face “fitness-to-teach” hearings, The Sunday Times reports this morning. It’s part of a drive by the Government to improve standards in the profession, and new legislation is currently being prepared by Education Minister Ruairí Quinn.6. #CHECKS: Social welfare inspectors have paid home visits to over 1,000 widows and widowers in the past year to check it they’ve remarried, according to The Sunday Business Post. The paper reports that it’s the first ever crackdown of its kind.7. #UKRAINE: Protesters in Kiev have seized a building that was being used as a base by police. The move comes after Ukrainian opposition leaders rejected a deal seen as the Goverment’s most serious bid yet to end the continuing crisis.8. #CLASHES: At least 49 people have been killed in violence across Egypt, as the country marks the third anniversary of the uprising against the government of Hosni Mubarak, the BBC is reporting. Dozens more were wounded.9. #KIBERD: Why was Ariel Sharon’s funeral such a lonely affair, TheJournal.ie columnist Damien Kiberd asks: “The great and the good, who fought for front row seats at Mandela’s protracted funeral, decided a ‘no show’ was the wisest course of action”. read more
We’ve talked a few times about iRobot’s tiny Scooba 230 floor washing bot. The 6-inch diameter robot is built for negotiating tight spaces and keeping your floors, be they tile, linoleum, or treated wood, as clean as possible. It does this without any moving cleaning parts, rather it just scrubs away with numerous bristles and moves in cleaning motions. Its algorithmic approach to cleaning makes sure each part of the floor is covered multiple times.The time-lapse above shows the Roomba 230 doing one complete cleaning cycle in a small-ish bathroom. The complete cleaning routine took about 30 minutes and, as you can see, left the room pretty much spotless. If anything it didn’t clean the grout thoroughly, but you need some real elbow grease do to that, which is beyond the capacity of today’s home-use robots. The rest of the floor was thoroughly cleansed with a combination of water and iRobot’s enzymatic cleaner.AdChoices广告If you are curious about the time-lapse, it was taken with a Canon A620 digital camera running the CHDK firmware and an intervalometer application. The only other equipment necessary was a tripod, and then the software tools to combine the 631 images taken for the time-lapse into a video. Adobe’s Premiere Pro does this extremely well, but there are lots of other programs out there that can work with numbered stills. read more
The Atletico Madrid star has said before he would love to retire in the MLS and David Beckham says he would love to have him thereIn the past, Atletico Madrid and France national team star Antoine Griezmann has expressed his desire to retire in the Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States.And now David Beckham, owner of the new Miami club, is saying he would love to have him there.“It’s always nice to have great players want to come and play for our team,” Beckham told ESPN FC.Opinion: De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 13, 2019 We never thought we would see anything remotely like it, but now we can say that De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham.Nobody…“He’s such a great player. I’m a fan of his, he’s a fan of mine, so maybe one day he will be gracing the building in Miami and that’s what we want.”“Of course I have had a lot of players contacting me and not just because they want to play for the team,” he added.“They want to live in a great city, they want to live in a city that is vibrant, that is exciting, that really wants to be something and already is something. That’s exciting for people.”“We already have a short list of coaches, of players, so we’ll be putting a team together over the next 6-9 months,” he continued. read more
Comments Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) MSRP $74.99 $60 at Best Buy Apple iPhone XS $69.99 What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. See it on Amazon Mamba Elite Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) See it on Amazon Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Kiyo web cam See it $520 at HP $69.99 Amazon’s PC gaming sale isn’t limited to Razer products, either. Corsair’s Scimitar Pro RGB mouse designed for MMO games is $45, down 44 percent from $80. Meanwhile the HyperX Cloud II gaming headset is cut from $100 to $70 and the G910 Orion Spark RGB mechanical keyboard from Logitech is 50 percent off at $90. See It See it on Amazon HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $299 at Amazon $999 $59.99 Tags $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express 0 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Sale price Sarah Tew/CNET Laptops Gaming Accessories Post a comment Razer,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Tags $99.99 Chris Monroe/CNET Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. 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It’s also got seven programmable buttons, customizable Chroma RGB LEDs and switches to control sensitivity on the fly. It’s also a comfortable and accurate mouse. Don’t need a mouse? Razer also has deals on some of its other gaming accessories to help round out your setup. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page. Read the Rylo camera preview $999 Razer gaming accessories See It $59 at eBay $34.99 Read Google Home Hub review The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express See it on Amazon Turo See It Read the AirPods review Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Deathadder Elite Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET Share your voice $999 7 TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays The Cheapskate DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Read DJI Osmo Action preview I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. See at Turo Angela Lang/CNET Amazon $69.99 Best Buy Seiren X microphone Sarah Tew/CNET Sprint Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Share your voice Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $155 at Google Express Availability Rylo Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) $37.99 $210 at Best Buy See it on Amazon $89.99 $6 at Tidal read more
sinkhole. Drivers sat in delays of up to two hours while trying to enter and leave the capital.Alternate routes became congested as well. Long lines of cars were reported on Route 27 (San José to Santa Ana), streets near La Uruca and on roads connecting San José to the province of Heredia. On both Wednesday and Thursday, an accident caused substantial delays for the alternate route between Santo Domingo, in Heredia, and Tibás, a northern San José district.On Wednesday morning, MOPT recommended commuters who use the to “take a vacation.” Traffic Police on site pleaded with drivers to maintain patience.As the mess persisted, Costa Ricans took to the Web to poke fun at the country’s transportation woes. Savvy Web users Photoshopped everything from Bugs Bunny to Satan to Chilean miners emerging from the sinkhole.Travelers unfortunate enough to have a flight out of the country found little amusing about the situation. Silvia Chaves, a spokeswoman for Aeris, a company that manages Juan Santamaría International Airport, said officials tried to assist hurried passengers the best they could. Tico sense of humor has taken the web and social media. Courtesy of El Infierno en Costa Rica blog Long lines of cars were reported on all streets near La Uruca, and on the roads that connect San José to the province of Heredia. The sinkhole is reported 3.5 meters wide and 4 meters deep. Courtesy of SINART Digital. “We set up a special protocol to deal with the passengers as they arrive. They are given priority for immigration procedures, exit taxes and access to the planes. The terminal is working as usual. There have been no delays so far,” Chaves said Wednesday.She said some passengers have missed their flights, but it is up to each airline to resolve those issues.The National Tourism Chamber stated that a United Airlines flight to Houston that left at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday was missing 40 passengers. Taca Airlines said approximately 20 travelers missed flights. The airline extended its check-in an extra 10 minutes to accommodate late arrivers. Even though the contingency plan has smoothed the flow of traffic, airline customers are recommended to leave early in case of further delays.Construction workers have been on the scene around the clock to remove debris from the sinkhole site. The manhole where the collapse occurred will be reinforced with concrete.MOPT announced Thursday afternoon that a new sewage system with more capacity will replace an older drain that became clogged with rainwater and debris, which caused the sinkhole. Facebook Comments Gabe Dinsmoor No related posts. What’s inside the sinkhole? Click here to find outThe torrent of storms brought on by the start of the rainy season exposed another weakness in Costa Rica’s oft-maligned highway infrastructure.A giant sinkhole opened up Tuesday night at one of the main arteries in and out of the capital. The ensuing tumult on General Cañas Highway – traversed by 100,000 vehicles per day – resulted in hours of delays, hurt local businesses and caused tourists to miss flights out of the country.Heading into the weekend, the Costa Rican government enacted a contingency plan for the highway that connects San José to the northwestern province of Alajuela and the country’s main airport. Bailey bridges, detours and increased train hours will assist highway commuters. However, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) stated the sinkhole and the damaged sewer system below the road will take at least three weeks to fix.The chasm – 3.5 meters wide and 4 meters deep – is in front of Plaza Los Arcos in Ciudad Cariari, northwest of San José, and several minutes from the Juan Santamaría International Airport. A tree trunk clogged the sewer system below the highway, and heavy rains caused a buildup of water and the eventual collapse in the road. The highway closure begins at Juan Pablo II Bridge in La Uruca, a northwestern district of the capital. José Luis Salas, director of the National Roadway Council, said construction workers will work nonstop, rain or shine, to repair the damage. Workers are installing two 30-meter Bailey bridges over the sinkhole. The portable metal bridges should be ready for public use by the weekend.Progress also was made in the placement of two new sewer pipes that will expand the old sewage system, MOPT Minister Luis Llach said during a visit to the site Thursday morning.Llach explained that the bridges have a load capacity of 40 tons, enough to support normal traffic on the road, including light and heavy vehicles.This weekend, MOPT officials will open a temporary route through a stretch of road at El Coyol, in the province of Alajuela, which connects with the San José-Caldera Highway, to help ease traffic congestion on General Cañas Highway.The part of the General Cañas Highway where the sinkhole occurred previously was worked on in 2010. Transit officials at a contingency-plan press conference Tuesday avoided answering why the weak infrastructure had not been fixed two years ago.The contingency plan creates a bypass around the hole using reversible lanes on the side of the highway not affected by the sinkhole. Public transportation receives priority on the route. The reversible lanes are in effect from 5 a.m.-9 p.m.In addition, the railway that connects Heredia to San José extended its hours while repairs continue. The first train runs at 5 a.m. and service continues throughout the morning until noon. Afternoon trains start at 3 p.m. and run until 7:30 p.m.Telenoticias Channel 7 reported Thursday that morning trains were filled to capacity, and many commuters faced long delays. Railway officials said train hours could increase depending on demand.Still, the traffic situation seems to be improving after the nightmarish snarl that occurred Wednesday. A frenzied reaction accompanied the initial news of the read more
Having completed the 20th edition of the Offshore World Championship in May, and the 7th edition of this iconic event here at Marina Pez Vela, the opportunity to reflect on the impact of fishing on our local community and tourism in the area is upon us. While Manuel Antonio is firmly established as an ecotourism destination, for so many of us, we forget that fishing has long been a way of life and subsistence for the local Quepos community and that early sportfishing exploration was some of the first tourism to the area. The history and roots of the ocean and fishing are deeply rooted in this community, and it would be easy to write a book, or two, on the history of both artisanal fishing as well as the history of sportfishing in the area along with its socio-economic impacts. That being said, I wanted to take a minute to share some thoughts and perspective on the sustainability of fishing in the area and the generational component which is visible now, more than ever. At Marina Pez Vela, there is a tremendous commitment to sustainability in all forms of the word. Our commitment to our community, its growth and well-being from a cultural and economic standing is unwavering and very much a part of our DNA at the project.In regards to fishing, Costa Rica in general — led by agencies such as FECOP and members of the private sector — has been a global leader in sustainability in the fishing world. Costa Rica was one of the first countries to implement mandatory use of the circle hook in its sportfishing practices, and today it bans the practice of taking live billfish out of the water for photographs. There is an acute awareness of the importance of protecting the very things that have made this destination a hot spot for anglers, and Marina Pez Vela is now the top location in the world for the Gray Fish Tag Research foundation.These efforts are crucial to the future of the project and the ability to ensure that our waters are rich in marine life for generations to come.Culturally, we are already seeing multi-generation teams of captains and mates working the growing charter and private fleets in the marina. With all the new tourism and investments in marina, high-paying jobs are being created that allow our local community amazing opportunities in all areas of the fishing world, including captain, mates, marine mechanics, electrical engineering and canvass, to name a few.More and more Quepos youth have family members or friends who have been part of the industry and are dreaming of their chance to learn more about fishing and its magic.At this year’s Offshore World Championship, we had an amazing opportunity with 50 children from the community. While anglers from around the globe went out to fight for a world title, the captains and crews from the fleet at Marina Pez Vela, along with the team from Bonnier, host of the OWC, presented each of the 50 kids with a rod. They were taught casting and the basics of fishing from the organizational team.While records were not set with the amount of fish caught, I can assure you records were set with the amount of smiles, excitement and enthusiasm from these children.At the end of the session, just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Bonnier announced that each child was able to keep their rod as a gift from the OWC. One child and his family spoke of how he had been starting to save to buy his own rod but didn’t know how many years it was going to take him. His commitment and passion were rewarded with some basic knowledge and tools to pursue his passion, all in the shadow of the world’s biggest fishing tournament stage.Who knows how many of those kids will fish for pleasure or as a way of life, but odds are, at least one of them will be leading anglers from around the globe on an expedition in the future.This story was sponsored by Marina Pez Vela. To sponsor your business, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook Comments Related posts:More than 20 boats competing in Tico waters eyeing Quepos Billfish Cup title Flamingo Fishing Rodeo set to begin in one of sportfishing’s best destinations New tournament in Quepos to crown Best Fisherwoman Worldwide 80 years of illegal (tarpon) immigration read more
Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) has launched 24 individual short videos to highlight the services and attractions of the island, each covering a specific aspect with duration of just one minute.The tourism industry is an important sector for the economic development of Reunion Island. In an effort to better inform the people of Reunion on the tourism sector’s contributions and economic impact at large, the IRT has produced a series of 24 short awareness videos to showcase the depth of the tourism sector’s service range – Tourism Moments – an immersive discovery of tourism business.Each of the 24 different videos invites the viewer to discover variety. Various professionals explain the specific aspects of their business – the tourists who give their impressions on the destination’s attractions, the students who intend to work in the field of tourism, and high-level athletes who combine passion and promote the destination as an adventure dream. The clips all have the same objective, informing the public about the many professions and segments of the tourism sector.In the panel of tourism-related occupations, extensive work in the tourism sector can address seven values in everyday life-The principle of commitment: to make a passion a professionThe principle of movement: working in an evolving industryThe principle of work: the trades that moveThe principle of interaction: working in contact with touristsThe principle of sharing: to offer the experience of the destination to travellersThe principle of pleasure: to contribute to visitor satisfactionThe principle of territory: to invest and own the development of the island.This measure aims at facilitating the arrival of Indian tourists. Making most of this opportunity, Reunion Island is increasing the promotion of the destination in the Indian Market. Representation World under the leadership of its partner, Vineet Gopal, will ensure the presence and visibility of Reunion Island in India. read more
The Cooperative Central Bank has announced that as of September, it would launch bus services to various mountain areas to help its customers reach its nearest branches following a decision to close down several outlets in those areas.The bus service will be available in all districts except Famagusta. The buses will run on the 3rd and 17th day of each month.That way, the bank said, its customers will receive better service, as, some of these branches that are being closed down used to operate only once per month.The routes are:Kyperounda route: Agridia, Dymes, Kannavia, AmiantosTrimiklini route: Kilani, Pera-Pedi, Monagri, LimnatisKalo Chorio route: Ayios Ioannis, Louvaras, ArakapasPachna route; Ayios Amvrosios, Prastio, Avdimou, Vasa Kilaniou, Ayios Therapon, Arsos, Anogyra.The bank said that it is also contemplating on reintroducing mobile banking vehicles to facilitate those areas.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola read more
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