Land deals jobs plan tied to new Detroit car plant approved

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler can move forward with plans to build a new, $1.6 million assembly plant on Detroit’s eastside and invest $900 million to retool and modernize another.The Detroit City Council on Tuesday approved land deals and community benefits agreements tied to the project. They include a four-week exclusive window Detroit residents will have to apply for jobs at the facilities once laid-off workers and temporary employees are considered.Fiat Chrysler expects to add 4,950 new jobs — mostly on the assembly line.The company is getting tax breaks and 215 acres (87 hectares) of adjacent land the city had to acquire. The land deals are about $108 million, with Detroit and the state splitting it about equally.The Associated Press read more

New Governors for seven provinces Reginald removed from North

Secretary to the President Austin Fernando was also present at the occasion. (Colombo Gazette) President Maithripala Sirisena appointed new Governors for seven provinces today.Among those appointed was Reginald Cooray who was removed as Governor of the Northern Province. Others appointed today were Hemakumara Nanayakkara as the new Governor of the Western Province, K.C. Logeswaran as the new Governor of the North Western Province, Mrs. Niluka Ekanayake as the new Governor of the Sabaragamuwa Province, Marshal Perera as the new Governor of the Southern Province, M.P. Jayasinghe as the new Governor of the North Central Province and P.B. Dissanayake as the new Governor of the Uva Province. Cooray was appointed as the new Governor of the Central Province. read more

UN public service announcement to promote peace earns Emmy nomination

Entitled “One Day,” the announcement features former boxer Muhammad Ali as a UN Messenger of Peace and a diverse mix of children and promotes the theme of non-violence on 21 September, when International Day of Peace is observed. The announcement – which was co-produced by the History Channel – was filmed in the General Assembly Hall and the Rose Garden at UN Headquarters in New York, as well as at Mr. Ali’s ranch. It was filmed by the advertising agency DCODE. A separate announcement featuring another UN Messenger of Peace, opera singer Luciano Pavarotti, was also produced last year. The announcements were distributed to affiliates of the History Channel in more than 70 countries, as well as to television stations across the US. The Peace and Security Section of the UN’s Department of Public Information (DPI) and the former Office of External Relations in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General developed the concept for the announcements in conjunction with the History Channel. The New York Emmy awards ceremony, which is organized by the New York chapter of the National Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences, will be held on 28 March. read more

Titans CB Malcolm Butler cleared from concussion protocol

NASHVILLE — Tennessee cornerback Malcolm Butler has been cleared from the NFL’s concussion protocol and is expected to play Sunday when the Titans host the New York Jets.Butler suffered a stinger in Monday night’s 34-17 loss to the Houston Texans, and he was limited on Wednesday and Thursday while in the concussion protocol. Butler practiced fully Friday.“Malcolm cleared protocol, so he should be available,” coach Mike Vrabel said after practice.Butler, who signed a five-year, $61 million contract in the off-season, has been inconsistent this season and been used recently as the third cornerback with Adoree’ Jackson and Logan Ryan starting.“My mental toughness has been tested to the fullest (this year), but I think I’ve handled it and I think I’ve responded,” Butler said. “I’m not giving in. I’m still working hard and playing hard and I’m going to finish strong.”Only safety Dane Cruikshank (knee) and running back David Fluellen (knee) did not practice Friday and are out against the Jets.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLThe Associated Press read more

Ohio State earns 2seed in NCAA Tournament East Region will play Loyola

The Ohio State men’s basketball team is headed for the NCAA Tournament as a No. 2 seed in the East Region and will continue postseason play March 15 against No. 15-seed Loyola University, Maryland on Thursday. The Buckeyes (27-7) cemented their placement in the East bracket, in which the regional championship will be held in Boston, with a run to the Big Ten Tournament Championship Game Sunday. There, OSU lost to the tournament’s top seed, Michigan State, 68-64. OSU will meet the Loyola University Greyhounds of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Greyhounds defeated Fairfield, 48-44, to win the MAAC conference championship March 5. Game time for Thursday’s contest between the Buckeyes and Greyhounds at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh has not been set. read more

Commuters complain as Uber takes advantage of tube strike with surging prices

first_imgGood to see that Uber is taking full advantage of the tube strike and the surcharge is already kicking in. 🙄🚕 #LondonLife #TubeStrike— Hannah McIntosh (@hannah_macca) January 9, 2017 Well… Uber prices x3 surge on this glorious morning #uber #TubeStrike pic.twitter.com/RDxPXpPlcx— Astrid H. Thorseth (@astridhasund) January 9, 2017 An Uber spokesman said: “Uber uses dynamic pricing to ensure that people can always book a car when they need it.”The fare increases automatically, and only in response to real-time demand when there are not enough available cars.“As all of the licensed drivers who use the Uber app work independently, higher fares incentivise more drivers to go online so we can help more people get where they need to go. “Without this pricing model there would simply be no cars available.” Good day to be an uber driver #TubeStrike (I think that’s at like 3x surge pricing) pic.twitter.com/RvQ9KJ1sMg— Ed Brown (@Edsbrown) January 9, 2017 Ouch 3.3x surge pricing with #uber Clapham to Kings X set me back £71.61 !! 😫 and I missed the train #TubeStrike #uberpaybackday pic.twitter.com/FBS89KRYd7— rob howarth (@HowarthRob) January 9, 2017 Jess, a Twitter user, wrote:  “Usually costs me £8 to Uber it to work, today it would cost between £27-£35.”Zach Hemmant-Low, who works in the City, tweeted: “Tube strike and @Uber is 3.1x the normal rate yay #£90commute.” Some Uber journeys around London allegedly cost commuters almost five times the usual price, after they were faced with huge bus queues and no Underground services due to the ongoing tube strike on Monday.While Uber has a supply-and-demand surge policy, which increases prices to get more cars on the road and reduce waiting times, angry commuters have accused the company of ‘cashing in’ on the strike.The company defended its “dynamic pricing” strategy, which it said ensures commuters “who need a ride can get one”.People have had to choose between walking, cycling, paying through the nose for a ride or joining long queues for a bus.center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. London’s bus network was also under strain, with long queues at many stops including Paddington and Golders Green.At Liverpool Street station commuters could be seen dashing towards the bus stops – already swollen by the large number of people trying to complete their journeys to work.Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, said he “condemned” the industrial action and called on the unions to return to the negotiating table.He said he had inherited the dispute but was taking action to address the unions’ concerns. I mean, could get an Uber. Oh. Wait #TubeStrike pic.twitter.com/5SKVZfznot— Ellen Stewart (@ellenRstewart) January 9, 2017 Don’t know who I think less of – the @RMTunion for causing this commuter misery or @Uber for cashing in with 4.5 x surge pricing #TubeStrike— Paul Bristow (@paulbristow79) January 9, 2017 Rush-hour commuters faced severe delays as the 24-hour strike by London Underground workers placed huge demand on the rest of the capital’s transport network.Clapham Junction in south-west London, one of Britain’s busiest railway stations, was evacuated shortly before 9am as it was “dangerously overcrowded”, according to the South West Trains Twitter account.Thousands of people were left queueing outside the station during the 30-minute closure.last_img read more

Two charged after teenage boy dies at London rave

first_imgTWO MEN HAVE been charged in connection with the death of Daniel Spargo-Mabbs, a London teen who died of a suspected drugs overdose on Monday.Nicqueel Pitora, 18, and Ryan Kirk, 20, were both charged with supplying class A drugs and are due to appear in court later today.A third man, 19, has been bailed until a date in late March, pending further investigations.Sparg-Mabbs was taken to hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning after being found unconscious at an illegally-held rave in Hayes, west London.The 16-year-old passed away two days later.Tributes have been paid to the A-level student with his head teacher calling him a “bright, articulate, talented” boy.His parents have issued a warning to other teens. His father Tim told the BBC, “We want to say to any child tempted to take any illegal drugs, talk to us first.“We’ll tell you about the machines, the hospital, the ventilator, the whole shebang. We don’t want this to happen to anyone else.”Read: Warning about ‘Speckled Rolex’ ecstasy after man dies, four hospitalisedlast_img read more

Tapinos sorry for CCTV delay

first_imgMoreland City mayor Lambros Tapinos has found himself under media scrutiny, after the Herald Sun revealed earlier this week that council has failed to install and put in operation CCTV cameras on the street Jill Meagher was last seen alive, 19 months after it was offered $250,000 funding from the state government, in February 2013.It took Moreland Council four months to accept the state government funding, agreeing in June 2013 to install nine cameras along Sydney Road, where Ms Meagher was last seen alive in September 2012.Mayor Lambros Tapinos told Neos Kosmos that delay of four months to accept the grant came as some councillors opposed the project. The grant was finally accepted in June 2013 and the implementations of the project was taken up by the staff members of the council. Moreland Council had committed to having the CCTV infrastructure installed, and testing completed, by 30 June 2014. When the media hype took off earlier this week, four out of nine cameras were installed but had not yet been put into operation. Moreland Council and Cr Tapinos were slammed for their failure to install cameras by Melbourne City mayor Robert Doyle, who called on the council to apologise to crime victims, while Victorian premier Denis Napthine accused the council of playing ‘political games’, referring to the council’s opposition to East West Link.Mayor Lambros Tapinos told Neos Kosmos he believed the Herald Sun has been running a campaign against Moreland council for last few months that, as he believed, was linked to the council taking action against East West Link. In regards to the project, Mr Tapinos said the council was surprised at the complexity required to install cameras in their municipality. “The rollout of the cameras has been frustratingly slow, because of many layers of permissions required from the power companies and from other owners of the light poles in the municipality.” With Moreland council not having an existing CCTV cameras program, Mr Tapinos said it didn’t have the expertise to start the project. “We didn’t have the skills set in our offices – we had to do some research, hire some consultants, to help us prepare the tender documents – and that occurred right through towards the latest stages of last year.”Responding to Melbourne Mayor Robert Doyle, who stated that in the same time Melbourne had installed nine cameras with the same funding and the same power providers, ‘but with a will to stop crime’, Mr Tapinos said Melbourne has had CCTV system in place for years, making it unfair to compare the shorter time it has taken it to add other nine cameras to the network.In a letter from Minister for Crime Prevention, Edward O’Donohue, addressed to Mayor Tapinos on 8 August and seen by Neos Kosmos, Minister O’Donohue wrote that although Moreland council subsequently agreed at its 12 June 2013 meeting that it would accept the funding offer, a project proposal was not provided to the Department of Justice’s Community Crime Prevention Unit until 6 February 2014.This week, VicTrack and CitiPower confirmed to the Herald Sun that initial applications from Moreland Council were received only in June and July this year. “I understand that Council staff have advised the Department that Council is now aiming to have the infrastructure installed by the end of August 2014, but that this is dependent upon approval from third parties. Given the importance of this project to the local community, I am disappointed at these continued delays nearly eighteen months after the initial funding offer was made, and ask that Council prioritise finalising the project works as expeditiously as possible,” Minister O’Donohue wrote on 8 August. “We are disappointed with how long it has taken, and it is disappointing that a lot of it is out of control, having submitted requests to approve the installation and connection of the cameras in June/ July,” Mr Tapinos told Neos Kosmos.“The fact is – yes, there have been a lot of delays that we didn’t anticipate, both internal and external delays. Yes, it would have been preferable for the whole process to have been sped up, and occurred earlier, but one thing followed the other. “I’m happy to have my voting records scrutinised, as my support for the CCTV cameras project, as well as to extra street lights and safety orders and the whole range of preventative programs and awareness raising programs like a White Ribbon and domestic violence programs was always strong,” he told Neos Kosmos.“Brunswick and Moreland are changing, and we need to be creating a safer environment and community.”Before Neos Kosmos went to print, according to Mayor Tapinos, six of the nine CCTV cameras along Sydney Rd, Brunswick were installed, with two more scheduled to be put up yesterday, Friday. One more camera will be installed next Tuesday, but none is yet operational. “After all the cameras are installed and with the permission from the Origin for billing and from CitiPower to connect the electricity to the cameras, we expect all the cameras to be up and fully operational before 17 October.“From the council perspective it is very disappointing that the process has been delayed. It is not good enough.“I am sorry we have not been able to deliver this project on time. I will seek daily updates from officers and ensure the cameras are operational by the timeline given, if not before. This is the council’s number one priority.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Angle reveals secret Reigns vs Joe on WWE RAW live tonight in

first_img Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Kurt Angle Shares Message In Support Of Roman Reigns WWE RAW is live tonight from Nashville, Tennessee.Advertised for tonight is RAW GM Kurt Angle revealing his secret that he has been hiding for several weeks. Plus, Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe to determine who will challenge Universal Champion Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title at SummerSlam.WWE also announced Dean Ambrose would open the show tonight in Nashville.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of RAW beginning tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions WhatsApp Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 This is going to suck. Angle’s secret is going to be lame and knowing WWE they do it the worse possible way. Reigns is the guy that drags you down so get ready for one of Joe’s worse matches ever. Ambrose is great but its just going to be part of his stale feud with Miz. July 17, 2017 at 1:47 pm Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Facebook Now Playing Up Next Nick Noel Could The Rock Vs. Roman Reigns Actually Happen? Is The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy? Ronda Rousey Google+ Videos Articles Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Shawn Michaels Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Pinterest Now Playing Up Next WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Videos Articles Twitter 1 COMMENT Comments are closed.last_img read more

TriRail service stopped after pedestrian struck killed by train in Fort Lauderdale

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a Tri-Rail train in Fort Lauderdale Monday afternoon.The southbound train struck the person, who may have been on a bike on Northwest 19th Street and 21st Avenue, between the Cypress Creek and Fort Lauderdale stations.The victim’s body was removed by police.Rail service between the stations has beenwas shut down as police investigates the scene. Tri-Rail officials said they used buses to transport passengers between the two stations while rail service was suspended in the area.For updates on service, visit Tri-Rail’s website.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Four Costa Rican scientists excellent adventure

first_imgCosta Rica has a new All-Star team — aSelección Nacional of sorts — though almost no one here knows who they are. Yet.Like the country’s national soccer teams, this Sele is a group of the most talented young people from around the country who have gained international recognition, jetted off to Europe and arrived as welcomed guests. And yet there is not a soccer ball in sight when this team gets together: these all-stars kick around ideas instead. Their huddles take place not on a sideline, but rather in a gleaming laboratory packed with work tables, exhaust hoods, shelves of glassware, refrigerators full of mysterious chemicals in beakers and vials with strange codes written on them, and – well, OK, maybe the occasional leftover sandwich and half-finished soft drink.The group of four, all students in the Biotechnology Engineering program at the Technology Institute of Costa Rica (TEC) in Cartago, were selected by San Francisco-based synthetic biology accelerator IndieBio to go to Cork, Ireland to develop their start-up biotechnology firm. This places funding, professional support and coaching at their disposal to help them develop their idea: using inexpensive materials including sugarcane molasses to produce hyaluronic acid. Facebook Comments A petri dish with hyaloronic acid-producing bacteria growing on sugarcane molasses. (Courtesy of IndieBio)“Hyaluronic acid” doesn’t slip off the tongue very easily, but you know it well — not by name, but because of what it means to humans. It is the substance produced in the body that lubricates joints and makes skin smooth and supple. It is part of the tissue that lies under the skin, and is found in connective, epithelial and neural tissues. It’s a gel-filled lattice that can be synthesized in a laboratory, but the most important lab where this mystery goo is produced is your own body.The acid, known as HA, is a self-produced fountain of youth that gives you soft, smooth skin, elastic and wrinkle-free, glowing with health. Its useful properties, according to the young scientists, include its capacity to retain water a thousand times more than its molecular weight, and its high viscoelasticity ability. These properties are essential to many molecular functions and biochemical processes of living tissues such as joint lubrication and cell responses to inflammation. The commercially and inexpensively-produced HA that these young Tico scientists are working on could be used in a host of practical medical and cosmetic applications; now that their ideas are lowering the cost of production, many more uses may be found.What’s more, this group of students is already dreaming of inspiring new levels of biotechnological innovation back home in Costa Rica so that more projects like theirs can see the light of day.When I first wrote to the team from Costa Rica one evening from my home in Angeles Sur, it was seven hours later in Cork, 2 am on a chilly, rainy Irish night when they should have been asleep. They weren’t. I got an email reply within minutes. But who can blame them for being insomniacs? How could anyone sleep with so much excitement and so much to do?Meet Rafael Lobo Marín, 21, and Sofía Miranda Durán, 20, both from San José; Marcelo Castro Alpízar, 21, from San Ramón, Alajuela; and José Pablo Méndez Sánchez, 20, from Guápiles, Limón.Their alias: Team Magenta Biolabs.I can’t believe you are still awake.Marcelo: We can’t sleep. We are still getting used to the time difference.Let’s start at the beginning. Did you have any early experiences that pushed you in the direction of science and bio-technology? Marcelo: My childhood was full of curiosity, trying to learn how everything worked in nature, and even in the garden of my house. I lived in a rural town so I had close contact with nature, starting with my father’s hiking tours in the mountain when he needed to work on the land, to my mother asking for help in the garden chores… I realized that I wanted to work with things that were alive. At the beginning it was plants, but as I got deeper into biology, I started to wonder about being a scientist.Rafael: As a child I remember pretending to be an astronaut. Since that time I have always admired [groundbreaking Costa Rican scientist and astronaut] Franklin Chang. He is one of my role models because he always has known clearly what he wanted in his life and he worked really hard to achieve it. In my first biology class I discovered my passion in that area; I had a great teacher.José Pablo: I come from a rural area. My grandpa is a farmer; I remember waking up early to go and work with him and after that going to a river to swim, always paying extremely close attention to all the nature that was around me. I went to a scientific high school, and during that time my interest started to grow.Sofía: Like many children, I dreamed of being an astronaut, doctor, or an important scientist — the kind you see in science books. My parents always supported my crazy dreams. I remember this like it was yesterday: the real microscope that my parents gave me. I still have it, and I will never forget spending so many hours pretending I was a scientist. Now I understand and appreciate all the support that my parents always provided. Taking in the sights: José Pablo, Rafael and Marcelo in Dublin. (Courtesy of Sofía Miranda)How did you all meet? Did you know each other before going to TEC?Rafael: No, and we started our studies in different years. We met at the “Startup Weekend Costa Rica” event during the Change Makers Edition — an entrepreneurship competition — in March of 2015.Did your project start as a class assignment?José Pablo: No. The idea was something that we heard about in class, but our project itself was designed by us completely as an extracurricular task.How did you even know about hyaluronic acid (HA)? Were you being mentored by one or more particular professors?José Pablo: One of our mentors told us that the HA industry was growing, and that there was no company making it in Costa Rica, or even Central America. The leader of our group, Rafael, had already done research for a university course to produce HA, so he told us that it might be a good idea, but we needed to redesign the whole process by ourselves to make it work. After discussing the idea with other mentors, we decided to start working on the technology necessary to make it real.When was HA first discovered or synthesized?Sofia: The first report of HA was in 1934 by Karl Meyer and his colleague John Palmer. They isolated an unknown substance from the vitreous fluid of cow’s eyes. In the 1950s you can find the first reports of the use of HA for humans during eye surgery. HA was initially taken from human umbilical cords and after that from rooster combs.Marcelo: After the discovery of this new molecule, it started to become popular for the practical benefits of its uses.How do you produce the hyaluronic acid? Is it synthesized by bacteria or fungi?Sofía: We use a non-pathogenic bacteria to produce high-quality hyaluronic acid for the cosmetic industry. This substance is very important for anti-aging products because it helps to keep the skin moist and young and also has been proven as a good treatment for osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis when injected. HA used to be extracted with a chemical procedure or produced with a pathogenic bacteria whose growth requires a very expensive culture medium and makes toxins which are hazardous for humans. Our project will change this industry as we will be able to produce high-quality HA with no chemical or biological hazards.What led you to try biosynthesis on sugarcane products?José Pablo: Molasses is a sugar-rich product, and this makes it a perfect culture medium for our bacteria and for HA production. The economic benefits are great, because molasses as a substrate and growing medium is not nearly as expensive as chemical culture media are. I remember my grandfather feeding buckets of dark molasses to cattle. They loved lapping it up like ice cream. Growing a valuable product inexpensively is what makes our process unique. What makes us different is that we are using industrial and agricultural by-products as a cheap culture medium to produce the HA. The first by-product that we are using as our raw material is sugarcane molasses. We have a way to turn low value products into a very highly-valued and needed substance.How did you get your opportunity for the trip to Ireland?Rafael: We saw a Facebook ad from a group called Biotica which is related to the biotechnologies we are so interested in. We decided to apply – “Just to see what happens,” we told ourselves. It was a shot in the dark and we were so surprised when we got the email telling us that we were pre-accepted and that we were going to have an online meeting with [IndieBio director] Cathal Garvey for the selection of the finalists.Marcelo: One hour after our meeting, we were still hanging out together. As we were watching the screen on my Samsung, we all saw the email arrive and read that we had been accepted. It had taken only an hour for them to pick us! We had no idea this was coming so quickly. We were in shock for a second, and then it hit us what this meant. We immediately went crazy and screamed and hugged each other and danced around. But we are nerdy enough to start working immediately. We knew that we were getting into something absolutely huge for us, so that would mean a lot of work ahead. Jose Pablo, Sofía, Rafael and Marcelo at the airport on their way to Cork. (Courtesy of Inés Miranda)I am relieved to hear that you finally acted your age when you went crazy for a few minutes! What does your work in Ireland consist of?Rafael: Basically we will develop the technology that we need: the whole laboratory and synthetic biology work to proof our concept and get a minimum amount of viable product.Marcelo: When we were accepted in this accelerator program, we got hooked in immediately with a venture capital firm, SOSVentures, which has a partnership with IndieBio. SOSVentures specializes in making huge investments in ideas and startups in Europe. They invested $100,000 in our project, and in others too.Why is Ireland a center of pharmacology and medical research?Sofía: I looked it up! The Enterprise Europe network indicates that Ireland is the best European country to get investment in pharmaceutical companies. Amazingly, nine out of the top ten pharmaceutical companies are located in Ireland.What is the goal of Magenta Biolabs?Rafael: We are working on changing the paradigm about how people see business, venture capital, youth, science, and innovation in Latin America, and as far as we are able, around the world. In Costa Rica and Central America you rarely hear about venture capital and big money investments in unproven ideas since nobody likes to chance what little money they have in risky ideas. But Europe and the USA work a bit differently, and you find a lot of cash if you have an idea that seems to be good. Magenta Biolabs aims to help the Costa Rican startup environment to take advantage of the huge potential that our country has.You mean that if you can show that bright people with innovative ideas in Costa Rica can be successful in start-up entrepreneurial ventures, maybe more of this will happen.Group: (in one voice) YES!When will you return to Costa Rica to finish your studies?Marcelo: Our program here in Cork has been carefully planned out. The program ends on the first week of August, which gives us time time to rejoin the classes of the university for the second semester.  The university gave us this sabbatical time off to make this unbelievable trip.What is the gleam in your eye, or your wildest dream?Marcelo: We have all talked about this. We want create an IndieBio-like program in Costa Rica and Central America where students like us would be able to find seed capital to develop their ideas. We want to change the way people see biotechnology. We want to change the local and national mindset of politicians and officials toward science and business. We want to show the world that young people like us can bring together science, technology, environment, and smart business and make profound changes in the world. Costa Rica’s youth can lead the way.Stephen Duplantier has taught journalism, film and communication arts in the New Orleans area. He has made several documentary fllms on folklife in south Louisiana. Stephen has lived in Costa Rica for twelve years and edits Neotropica—the Costa Rican Magazine for Living in the New Tropics.center_img Related posts:US Sen. Bill Nelson: Costa Rica has a place in the future of space flight Costa Rica makes nuclear fusion history with plasma discharge Franklin Chang’s VASIMR plasma engine readies for key test Researchers find specimen of Costa Rican frog believed to be extinctlast_img read more

UK boat race protester jailed for 6 months

first_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Top Stories LONDON (AP) – A British man has been sentenced to six months in jail for disrupting the annual Boat Race between English universities Oxford and Cambridge by jumping into the River Thames.Trenton Oldfield was convicted last month of causing a public nuisance after he halted the race April 7 by swimming into the middle of the river. Oldfield, who narrowly avoided being struck by the oars of both crews, had claimed his move was a protest against elitism and privilege. Check your body, save your life The 36-year-old was sentenced Friday at London’s Isleworth Crown Court and ordered to pay 750 pounds ($1,200) in costs for disrupting the 158th running of the race.The race, one of England’s oldest sporting rivalries, was eventually won by Cambridge after stopping for about 30 minutes because of the stunt.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenixcenter_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Comments   Share   4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Sponsored Stories How do cataracts affect your vision?last_img read more

Australia Queensland govt boosts TR4 funding cal

first_img Australia: Queensland govt boosts TR4 funding, cal … Australia ups efforts against Queensland fruit fly … Carrots, Australia’s largest vegetable export, are at the forefront of the agreement with tariffs to be cut to 10% (down from 25%) for 5000 metric tons (MT) per year, increasing to 10,000MT after 10 years, and tariffs eliminated after 15 years.There will also be improved access for key Australian citrus exports.For mandarins, the tariff will be cut immediately to 10% (from 25%) for 7,500MT per year and reduced over time down to 0% after 20 years for an unlimited volume.For oranges, there will be duty-free access for  10,000MT, increasing 5% each year, while for lemons and limes here will be duty-free access for 5,000MT, increasing 2.5% each yearTariffs on potatoes will be cut immediately to 10% (from 25%) for 10,000MT per year, and after five years tariff further reduced to 5% for 12,500MT per year. AUSVEG welcomes first female ag minister … Australia’s National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed the recently signed free trade agreement with Indonesia, which will give improved market access for a range of agricultural products including carrots and citrus.It said “wide-ranging wins” for farmers were at the heart of the much much-anticipated Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), signed in Indonesia on March 4.”Today represents real tangible benefits to the hip pocket of many Australian farmers,” said National Farmers’ Federation CEO Tony Maharsaid. “IA-CEPA will deliver improved market access for live cattle, feed grains, beef, sheepmeat, dairy, sugar, fruit, carrots, potatoes and honey.”The tariff relief represents an extra AUD$5-10 million to Australia’s fresh vegetable exports per annum, Mahar said.center_img You might also be interested in Australian table grape season in China “outstandin … March 05 , 2019 last_img read more

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