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Costa Rica News - 03/27/2015
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03/26/2015 -  What Country Powered Itself Entirely On Renewable Energy For 75 Days? - 05:07 PM

The idea of an electricity grid powered entirely by renewable energy may seem like a utopian dream, but one country has recently achieved it, albeit briefly. This was largely thanks to heavy rainfall, which powered four hydroelectric plants during that period, the state-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute told The Independent .

03/26/2015 -  Scott Disick promotes Vegas party days after rehab exit - 12:52 PM

Scott Disick arrives at 1 OAK Nightclub at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on Feb. 21 in Las Vegas, NV. Days after leaving rehab he promoted his next party at the nightclub.

03/26/2015 -  Manchester Child Molester Pleads Guilty, Faces Deportation - 08:36 AM

The Costa Rican man who was living in Manchester will likely be deported at the end of his prison term, officials reportedly said. A 66-year-old Manchester resident from Costa Rica pleaded guilty Wednesday to sexually assaulting two teenage girls and was scheduled to be sentenced to 12 years in prison, suspended after 18 months, according to a Hartford Courant report which also said: Jorge A. Carmona is also expected to be sentenced to 10 years of probation at his next court hearing on April 12, and if he remains in the United States he'll need to register as a sex offender.

03/26/2015 -  Watch Tom Brady's 'Dramatic Escape' During Family's Costa Rican Vacation - 01:23 AM

The creature emerges! In this case, the creature would be Tom Brady crawling out of the sand prison built by his three kids and wife Gisele Bundchen during the family's post-Super Bowl getaway to Costa Rica. And while the rest of the vacation with kids John, 8; Benjamin, 4; and Vivian, 2, isn't as dramatic as the soundtrack to that video, it's every bit as beautiful.

03/26/2015 -  Costa Rica fires ambassador in Venezuela after vocal support of Maduro - 12:24 AM

Costa Rica fired its ambassador in Venezuela after the diplomat gave an interview in which he defended the Venezuelan government, the Central American country said on Wednesday. Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis had said that the government did not share the opinion of ambassador Federico Picado, whose interview with local newspaper La Nacion was published last weekend.

03/25/2015 -  GSME Troops 2125 & 1160 "Girls on the Go" Cookie Booth Fundraisers for Trip to Costa Rica - 05:12 PM

Are you already out of Thin Mints.... Can't seem to get enough Peanut Butter Patties.... Have a yearning for a box of Shortbreads? Come and support scouts from Troops 2125 in Waldoboro and 1160 in Warren, as they fundraise for their trip to Costa Rica in summer of 2016. The scouts will be embarking on a 10-day service learning trip that will take them from San Jose to the Arenal region and the Central Pacific Coast.

03/25/2015 -  Mirador Nacaome - 11:50 AM

El Mirador Nacaome is located at Barra Honda National Park, Nicoya Peninsula; and is one of the best views of this beautiful place in Costa Rica. To get there, you have to travel about 12 kms NW from the city of Nicoya, the road is in good condition and there is bus service twice a day.

03/25/2015 -  Here are Tom and Gisele's Vacation Photos So Far - 04:42 AM

Every few months or so the internet roils with Gisele's humblebrag photos of another one of the family's glamorous trips, and this spring break season was no different. The Brady Bunch is living it up in Costa Rica, in case you haven't noticed , and Gisele showed off some impressive yoga moves featuring daughter Vivian .

03/25/2015 -  Teresa Palmer and baby boy Bodhi are the ultimate earthy... - 12:43 AM

Back to reality! Teresa Palmer and baby boy Bodhi are the ultimate earthy mother-son-duo as they return to everyday life following a week in the Costa Rican wilderness She's the epitome of an earth mother with a zest for the organic life and an Instagram account littered with healthy inspirations. And on Monday, Australian actress Teresa Palmer looked positively zen as she calmly went about her errands in her adoptive Los Angeles.

03/24/2015 -  Hidden paradise - 08:35 PM

Nahomi, Quepos Costa Rica is one of those places that most tourists never get to see. At the end of the road, and not advertised this is a hidden paradise.

03/24/2015 -  Costa Rica uses 100% renewable energy for past 75 days. How are they doing it? - 04:34 PM

The entire country of Costa Rica is currently running on completely renewable energy and has been for 75 days now. Relying mainly on hydropower, Costa Rica has not used any fossil fuels to generate electricity since the beginning of 2015.

03/24/2015 -  #Trends On Tens: Angelina Jolie Cancer-Scare, Kathy ... - 12:22 PM

"I feel feminine, and grounded in the choices I am making for myself and my family. I know my children will never have to say, 'Mom died of ovarian cancer.'

03/24/2015 -  Guanacaste: Four Seasons Costa Rica Did Not Monkey Around With Their New Look - 08:12 AM

We love hotel renovations nearly just as much as we love new hotels. But what we really love about hotel renovations is seeing the transformation that happens when an old, tired and lackluster room gets a modern makeover and transforms into new, spiffed-up, stylish guest room.

03/23/2015 -  Something new to serve with any main dish - 11:04 PM

In San Jose, Costa Rica, there is an exquisite little restaurant called Restaurant Sash Libanese . This is Spanish for "Lebanese," which is the style of food served there.

03/23/2015 -  Scott Disick Has Already Left Rehab In Costa Rica - 12:39 PM

File this one under: That didn't take long! Scott Disick has already left the rehab facility of which he was seeking treatment in Costa Rica. Just a week ago, Disick checked himself into Rythmia Life Advancement Center to get treatment for his problems with alcoholism.

03/23/2015 -  Greetings around the world - 04:24 AM

A handshake says hello in America, but it's a bewildering gesture in other parts of the world. From touching noses to shouting at the top of your lungs, here are some unusual ways people say hello throughout the world: In some African countries, young people are expected to do more than say "yes sir" or "yes ma'am" to their elders.

03/22/2015 -  Costa Rica goes 75 days powering itself using only renewable energy - 12:45 PM

The Central American country has been able to rely on hydroelectric power for the first three months of the year thanks to heavy rainfall Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies Costa Rica has achieved a clean energy milestone by using 100 per cent renewable energy for a record 75 days in a row.


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