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Costa Rica News - 10/25/2014
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10/25/2014 -  Crony Socialists Looking to Ban Online Gambling Don't Seem to... - 02:04 PM

Did I know the owner of the Costa Rican company? No. Did I know anyone in Costa Rica? No.



10/23/2014 -  BWI to offer nonstop flights to Iceland - 07:59 AM

WOW air will operate seasonal service between BWI and Keflavik International Airport with four weekly roundtrip flights starting in early June 2015. "We welcome WOW air, which will connect Maryland and the National Capital region with Iceland and markets across Europe," said Gov. Martin O'Malley.



10/22/2014 -  Costa Rica intervenes to stop strike at port, arrests 68 - 11:55 PM

Costa Rican police arrested 68 people in the country's main Atlantic port on Wednesday after a strike over plans to expand the hub threatened to paralyse shipping. Workers at Puerto Limon's Moin and Limon terminals, which handle about 80 percent of Costa Rica's foreign trade, went on strike to protest a $1 billion expansion concession granted to APM Terminals, a unit of A.P. Moller-Maersk.



10/22/2014 -  Costa Rica intervenes to stop strike at port, arrests 68 - 11:55 PM

Costa Rican police arrested 68 people in the country's main Atlantic port on Wednesday after a strike over plans to expand the hub threatened to paralyze shipping. Workers at Puerto Limon's Moin and Limon terminals, which handle about 80 percent of Costa Rica's foreign trade, went on strike to protest a $1 billion expansion concession granted to APM Terminals, a unit of A.P. Moller-Maersk.



10/22/2014 -  roberto_a_ferdman - 11:54 PM

Smirnoff Ice, the citrus-flavored malt beverage first popularized in the United States in the early 2000s, isn't the sort of alcoholic beverage people brag about keeping in their fridge. It's low in alcohol, high in sugar, and was even the bud of an extended viral joke in which people were tricked into drinking it.



10/18/2014 -  At Starbucks, a raise and skirts 'no more than 4 inches above the knees' - 05:38 AM

New perks at Starbucks Apple and Facebook may be offering employees the opportunity to freeze their eggs. But at Starbucks, baristas will be first in line for the coffee from a new Costa Rican operation.



10/18/2014 -  Amherst Junction coffee roaster named 1 of the nation's best by Thrillist - 01:57 AM

Walk into Jared Linzmeier's childhood home, tucked away on a quiet country road in Amherst Junction, and you'll see evidence of his coffee-roasting business everywhere. The garage is stacked with pallets of burlap bags filled with coffee beans from Kenya, Nicaragua, Columbia and Costa Rica, leaving little room for vehicles to park.



10/17/2014 -  Family of British journalist missing in Costa Rica marks five years in limbo - 10:10 PM

LONDON, England -- The family of a missing British journalist, Michael Dixon, will on Saturday mark five years since he vanished in Costa Rica. Dixon walked out of his hotel one evening in the seaside town of Tamarindo and never came back.



10/17/2014 -  House of the Day: Mel Gibson Has Relisted His 500-Acre Costa Rican Jungle Compound For $30 Million - 06:27 PM

The home, which has been languishing on the market since 2010, was purchased by Gibson back in 2007 as a refuge from the paparazzi that dogged him. And though you may not think of Costa Rica as a super exclusive retreat for millionaires, this piece of real estate may just change your mind.



10/17/2014 -  Be wary of unsolicited investment calls - 02:39 PM

A number of New Brunswickers have reported receiving cold calls from foreign companies inviting them to make investments in derivatives, according to the province's Financial and Consumer Services Commission. Commission staff have filed two separate statements alleging violations of the Securities Act against four respondents; Sachs International S.A. , based in London, England and Charles King, a self-identified senior adviser with Sachs; and Stratus Financial Group International , based in San Jose, Costa Rica and Ken Powers, a self-identified representative of Stratus.



10/17/2014 -  Ebola & Immigrants and Muslims, Oh My! Operating the Fear Machine - 10:40 AM

But he's not worried about the more than 4,000 people who have died of the disease in western Africa. And he's only tangentially worried about people dying in this country.



10/17/2014 -  Sexual behavior in Costa Rica and the United States - 06:47 AM

This study examined differences between Costa Ricans and Euro-Americans in perceptions of appropriate sexual behavior and definitions of sex. When compared to Costa Ricans, Euro-Americans were more likely to consider foreplay, oral sex, and intercourse to be appropriate in the early stages of a relationship.



10/17/2014 -  25 years later, could Bay Area take another quake? - 02:57 AM

Colorado may be a battleground state known for its marijuana experiment. But don't look for pot in political campaigns.



10/15/2014 -  Participants in Costa Rican Women's Hackathon develop software... - 07:43 PM

On 30 and 31 August 2014, 39 women engineers and technologists created nine prototypes of software applications aimed at solving social problems in the north of Costa Rica, at the First Women's Hackathon, organised by Students and professionals from different educational centres offering training in computer science, information technology and related areas got together with women from other areas of expertise in working groups where knowledge was shared in the context of a gender perspective. The outcome was creative solutions to a number of problems, in the shape of mobile applications for smartphones, tablets and websites.



10/15/2014 -  Costa Rica leads Latin America in infrastructure investment, but still not enough, says UN - 11:43 AM

October 15th, 2014 Costa Rica headed the ranking of infrastructure investment by using 5.4% of its GDP on infrastructure projects, followed by Uruguay , Nicaragua , Bolivia , Peru , Brazil , Mexico , Panama and Argentina , in a recent report by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean . However, all of the countries in the region fall short of what ECLAC estimates as the countries' needs, stating that each country in the report should be spending about 6.2% of its GDP on current and expected infrastructure needs, though this number is "an approximation and not a strict recommendation," the report concedes.



10/15/2014 -  Border security critical - Griffith - 03:57 AM

Minister of National Security Gary Griffith yesterday confirmed T&T was officially monitoring migrants from African countries as the country prepared itself in the face of the growing global threat of Ebola. Employers of migrant workers, particularly illegals, should also ensure their employees' health statuses were safe as T&T bid to secure borders from the deadly virus, Griffith said.



10/14/2014 -  News of the day from across the globe, Oct. 15visit|article-5822846|river-40364-1col-hp-5|1 - 08:23 PM

Ebola death: A U.N. employee who was infected with Ebola while working in Liberia has died in Germany, the hospital treating him said Tuesday. The 56-year-old employee, who was originally from Sudan, died in the eastern city of Leipzig.



 


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