Halifax police continue search for mystery infants parents

first_imgHALIFAX – Two days after a healthy baby was found abandoned behind a shop on a busy Halifax street, many questions remain about who the child is and how such a thing could happen.Experts say such cases are extremely rare in Canada. But when it does happen, there can be a multitude of reasons for a parent to give up a child in such a public manner, said Elisa Romano, a psychology professor at the University of Ottawa.Among other things, the child’s mother or father may have mental challenges, or they could be dealing with cultural or religious rules that take a dim view of adoption or abortion.“We can guess that this mom must have been in a lot of distress and must have been feeling quite desperate to give up her baby in such a manner,” said Romano, who has focused some of her studies on child maltreatment. “She could have been overwhelmed at the prospect of caring for a child.”As well, the parents could be young and without family support, but Romano said it’s impossible to draw any conclusions, given the limited information provided by police since the baby was discovered on Sunday.Investigators continued their search for the child’s parents Tuesday. Spokeswoman Const. Dianne Penfound said police are interviewing potential witnesses and seeking surveillance video in the 6000 block of Quinpool Road, which is lined with smaller retail outlets and restaurants.As well, Penfound said police are working with the provincial Community Services Department and local hospitals to identify the baby, described by police as African-Canadian and believed to be about a month old.The infant was found wrapped in a blanket just before 5 p.m., when the temperature was hovering around an unseasonably warm 14 C.Grant Wilson, president of the Canadian Children’s Rights Council, agreed that cases of child abandonment are rare in Canada, and he cautioned against looking to the United States for comparisons.“We have a totally different health-care system that helps tremendously,” he said. “We’ve lifted children out of living in poverty to a great degree, with a few exceptions.”Under the Canadian Criminal Code, it is illegal to abandon a child under the age of 10 if their life or health is likely to be endangered. But charges are rarely laid in such cases.In the United States, most states have so-called safe haven laws, which allow parents to legally abandon infants at sanctioned sites.Wilson said the American model is based on the fact that some low-income women in the United States simply can’t afford to give birth in a hospital, which he said can cost about US$10,000 for those without private health insurance.“We don’t need (safe haven laws) in Canada,” said Wilson, whose non-profit advocacy group has been around since the early 1990s. “We have very few cases (of child abandonment) because we’re not in the same social system.”Still, there are a few Roman Catholic health-care agencies in Canada that provide so-called angel cradle services. There are two hospitals in Edmonton and one in Vancouver that allow parents of newborns to anonymously abandon their infants inside a special receptacle has been built into the wall of the hospital.Aside from mental illness, religious and cultural issues, Wilson said there are other reasons why a parent may abandon a baby.He cited the 2007 case of a Saskatchewan woman who gave birth in a Walmart bathroom stall and left the newborn in a toilet because she believed the baby was dead. The woman later testified that she didn’t even know she was pregnant, and in 2013 the Supreme Court of Canada upheld her acquittal on a charge of child abandonment.“It’s hard to believe, but that actually does happen,” said Wilson.In February 2007, an 18-year-old student living alone in Saskatoon, Sask., said she didn’t know where to turn when she gave birth at home to a baby girl she left on a neighbourhood doorstep hours later. The young woman came forward more than 48 hours after the newborn was found by the homeowners.The woman told police she chose the house because she saw lights on inside, heard a dog barking and felt comfortable that the baby would be found quickly on the frigid morning. The child was wrapped in a towel and comforter in -29 C weather.In November 2004, a baby was abandoned at a Vancouver bus stop, where she was found naked in a plastic bag. Despite extensive publicity, no one came forward to claim Baby Jane Doe, who was later adopted.last_img read more

Father of missing 10yearold wants to meet woman who might have seen

first_imgMONTREAL – A man whose son has been missing for more than a week desperately wants to meet the woman who told Montreal police she saw a boy matching his description.Frederic Kouakou says he and his wife have a right to speak to her if she is the last person to have seen 10-year-old Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou.“We haven’t met that woman yet and we would really like to so she can tell us what he was wearing, how he was,” Kouakou told a news conference Tuesday outside a shopping mall Ariel used to frequent.“She is the last person to have seen our son and we have the right to know what happened with her.”The boy left his home in the city’s north end to visit a friend’s house on March 12.After an Amber Alert was issued a day later, the woman came forward and said she had seen him at a park not far from his home.Kouakou also said his wife, Akouena Noella Bibie, is shattered by their son’s disappearance.“She’s down, she’s destroyed,” said Kouakou, who also urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to do whatever he can to help Ariel be found.“She is destroyed.”Earlier on Tuesday, Montreal police divers stopped their search for the boy after a total of six dives in Riviere des Prairies over a day and a half.They said the investigation will continue but that divers will return to the river only if they receive information they believe warrants further forays into the water.The father again discounted the notion his son could have fallen into the river.“Since the very beginning we’ve thought it was a kidnapping because we’re convinced our son would never go near the water,’ Kouakou said.“And we have no evidence he went near the water…so we’re still going with the theory of abduction.”He said video footage clearly shows Ariel walking to his friend’s house.Besides the diving, police have gone door to door in the neighbourhood and used horses, the canine unit, all-terrain vehicles and a helicopter to search the area.Police say they have received some 700 tips but that the trail is still cold.“At this moment, no hypothesis is any more plausible than others,” said spokesman Jean-Pierre Brabant. “No tips have come forward to help investigators move on.”Meanwhile, a reward for information leading to the boy being found has climbed to $100,000 after a Montreal-area businessman contributed $50,000.last_img read more

Cost of celery spikes amid juice benefit claims, poor weather conditions

The price of celery has roughly doubled recently in part due to heavy rains and a fad diet promoting a one-ingredient celery juice.Social media users are complaining of paying upwards of $5 for celery stalks, while a major Canadian grocer is advertising stalks for $5.99 online.Statistic Canada’s most recent data shows a kilogram of celery cost on average $3 in April 2018 and Canadians paid 15.5 per cent more for fresh vegetables, including celery, last March compared to March 2018.The agency says there has been unseasonably cold temperatures and heavy rainfall in recent months in areas that produce much of the celery Canada imports.University of Guelph associate professor Mike von Massow says a self-proclaimed medical medium extolling the alleged health benefits of consuming a glass of celery juice daily is also helping to drive demand for an already limited supply.Von Massow stresses there is no science to suggest celery is a superfood.The Canadian Press read more

Arrest of remaining two fugitives major concern for UNs Yugoslav tribunal

28 August 2009The United Nations tribunal set up to try those responsible for atrocities committed during the Balkan wars of the 1990s has once again called for the arrest of the two suspects who still remain at large. Officials from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), as well as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, have repeatedly stressed the importance of bringing Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladić and the ethnic Serb politician Goran Hadžić to trial. “The failure to arrest the remaining two fugitives remains a grave concern,” the ICTY stated in its sixteenth annual report, which was made public today and covers the period from 1 August 2008 to 31 July 2009. Mr. Mladić faces numerous charges, including genocide, extermination, murder, persecutions, deportation, taking of hostages and inflicting terror on civilians.Mr. Hadžić is charged with murder, persecutions, torture, cruel treatment and other war crimes and crimes against humanity related to his role as president of a self-proclaimed breakaway state of rebel Serbs in southern Croatia during the early 1990s.The ICTY added that the apprehension of these two suspects is the “most critical aspect” of Serbia’s cooperation with the Tribunal, which is based in The Hague.Meanwhile, the Tribunal has concluded proceedings against 120 accused, out of 161 indicted. Appeals proceedings are ongoing for 12 people, while another 21 are currently on trial and four accused persons are at the pre-trial stage. As part of its completion strategy, 2009 is the last year of full trial activity before the Tribunal starts downsizing in 2010. The report cites the progress made in expediting the court’s work, with 86 cases now fully completed. It also noted cooperation between the Office of the ICTY Prosecutor and the authorities of the States of the former Yugoslavia in the area of domestic war crimes prosecutions. read more

GreatWest Lifeco selling US life insurance and annuity business for 16 billion

WINNIPEG — Great-West Lifeco Inc. has signed a deal to sell its U.S. individual life insurance and annuity business to a subsidiary of Protective Life Corp. for $1.6 billion, which is below the unit’s value on GWL’s books.Great-West chief executive Paul Mahon says the deal will allow the company to focus on the retirement and asset management markets in the United States.The business that Protective Life is acquiring includes bank-owned and corporate-owned life insurance, single premium life insurance, individual annuities, and closed block life insurance and annuities.Great-West says the business contributed about $120 million to its net earnings for the first three quarters of 2018.But GWL expects to recognize a closing a book value loss of about $93 million and transaction costs of $76 million.The transaction is expected to close in the first half of this year, subject to regulatory and customary closing conditions. read more

UN food agency steps up airdrops to Afghans isolated by winter snows

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is stepping up airdrops in Afghanistan in collaboration with the Government and the United States-led coalition in an effort to reach tens of thousands of people isolated by snow in the harshest winter in many years in the mountainous central Asian country.Yesterday, 20 tons of food were dropped and there was to be another airdrop today, WFP spokesman Simon Pluess told a news briefing in Geneva.“The situation is particularly worrying in central Ghor and southern Zabul provinces, where food is being delivered to 50,000 of the most affected people,” WFP country representative Charles Vincent said yesterday in Kabul, the Afghan capital. “People in affected areas urgently need medicine, blankets and food.”Access has been the main problem over the past few weeks, Mr. Pluess said, but WFP managed to reach one of the worst-affected areas by road yesterday and had delivered 25 tons of food. Distribution started today to help some 4,000 people in urgent need.According to the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), more than 210 persons have died from the cold, mostly children. WFP, like other agencies, is very aware of the high risks of flooding once the snow thaws and it has already pre-positioned food in critical areas, Mr. Pluess said.Neighbouring Pakistan has also been affected by the harsh weather. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said the death toll there stood at 486 people and many villages remained cut off by avalanches and landslides.Some 140,000 persons remained isolated in the north of Pakistan and many roads were closed, OCHA spokesperson Elizabeth Byrs added.The Government had not asked for international aid, but welcomed bilateral and multilateral aid which was coming in. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Pakistan Red Crescent Society have dispatched four trucks of relief items to the districts of Battagram and Shangla in the North West Frontier Province. read more

JLR launches drive to recruit 1700 at Solihull

Jaguar Land Rover has begun recruiting for 1,700 new jobs at its Solihull plant, as a result of its recent manufacturing investment of £1.5 billion for the new Jaguar mid-sized saloon.The first phase will recruit more than 500 semi-skilled production operators to support the production of new vehicles, reflecting the significant growth and expansion plans for its Solihull site.The announcement was made in the same week that Prime Minister David Cameron visited the Jaguar Land Rover engine manufacturing centre in Wolverhampton, which is currently under construction. The Prime Minister said, “Whenever I come to one of your plants, it makes my spirits soar when I see such an exciting future for British manufacturing. Everywhere I go in the world I support Jaguar Land Rover. This is a great British success story.”The addition of 1,700 new workers will be conducted in three phases to support future growth and investment plans on site. The remaining two recruitment phases will open later this year and early in 2015, taking the site’s headcount to almost 8,000. All new recruits will undertake a structured training programme, reinforcing the organisation’s commitment to expanding its skills base.Alan Volkaerts, Operations Director at Jaguar Land Rover, said, “To continue producing award winning vehicles and investing in world-class manufacturing technology, we need to source the best people. Our recruitment drive reinforces our commitment to the UK automotive industry which also benefits the wider supply chain and overall UK economy.”A dedicated recruitment portal has been developed to manage the recruitment process, where applicants can view available vacancies and apply online. Click through to access the portal and find further details about the application process.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Debswana open pits monitored with assistance from Australia

first_imgDebswana’s diamond mining operations in Botswana, have achieved significant improvements to safety and production on site by engaging GroundProbe Geotechnical Support Services team to perform remote Geotechnical hazard detection and data analysis. Every time a radar is deployed at Debswana the data is uploaded from Botswana to a secure server in Australia where a team of GroundProbe trained geotechnical engineers check the data of individual radars and identify, monitor and report on any new or existing hazards resulting from slope instability.“The services provided by GroundProbe have significantly improved productivity and profitability, as we have been able to identify problem areas,” Debswana Geotechnical Engineer Merapelo Wiseman Nkwe explained. “Not only has safety improved exponentially, but our mining engineers are now asking the geotechnical engineers for support and advice at the company’s monthly meetings if modifications need to be made to the current mine plan,” Nkwe said.GroundProbe Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Albert Cabrejo explained that the data from these status checks were then analysed in GroundProbe’s Brisbane office, and a Geotechnical hazard report, key findings and a summary spread sheet of the data quality parameters are sent through to the team at the Debswana mines via email.“In addition, the Debswana mines also received wall folder reports, which were created following the completion of a deployment. Reports that summarise all the wall folder reports generated in that month, and quarterly reports which summarise the key findings reported over the quarter, were also supplied,” he explains.“Together, these reports ensure that the Debswana mines are always in possession of reliable and the most up-to-date information about the mine sites and the radars that monitor these sites.”Additionally, Nkwe explained that the scope of works also involves the GroundProbe team evaluating the radar data in order to evaluate its performance, to suggest ways to improve data quality or identify problems in the system or its deployment. There is regular communication with the teams working at the Debswana sites, as this allows GroundProbe to stay abreast of any slope instability developments.GroundProbe’s team is currently providing the staff at the Debswana mine with training, refresher and certification programs.The services the team at GroundProbe has on offer is definitely something Nkwe would recommend to other mining companies, as they have been able to provide his company with important data that has enabled them to make the necessary changes to avoid downtime, while maintaining a high level of safety.As part of GroundProbe’s ongoing efforts to establish supporting and lasting relationships with every client, GroundProbe provides these support services to a number of global mining operations.last_img read more

180 jobs to go at Abbott in Sligo in unexpected cut

first_imgABBOTT IS TO cut 180 jobs from its plant in Sligo in an unexpected move announced this evening.Abbott, which is one of Sligo’s largest employers, is to cut more than half of the workforce at Ballytivnan plant over the next twelve months. It will be seeking voluntary redundancies from staff.Union officials said that that workers had not known that jobs were to be cut and that the losses will have a devastating effect on the county.“There was no expectation among our members that such an announcement was imminent and indeed, the sheer number of proposed job losses has shocked the workers who have given loyal and dedicated service to Abbott over many years,” said Frank Jones of SIPTU.Abbott employs almost 4,000 people across Ireland. It manufactures and markets healthcare products.Union representatives will meet tomorrow to see if jobs can be saved at the plant.Read: Carrolls Irish Gifts to create 30 new jobs in Belfast > Read: Bruton announces creation of 122 jobs in 5 companies >last_img read more

Forget dual core is Nokia going dual processor

first_imgIt seems every time I thumb through my RSS feed, I see yet another jump in processing power for mobile devices. Before the Holiday season every bit of news was about the upcoming dual core chipsets. Last week we saw news that nVidia was not only showing little sign of slowing down, but was potentially planning on releasing quad core chipsets.Microsoft is supporting Arm architecture now, nVidia is releasing Quad Core systems… what is the world coming to? Next I suppose you will tell me that Nokia is working with Arm and Symbian to support Symmetric Multi-Processor chipsets? Oh wait, that’s exactly what we’ve heard. Nokia is looking to release a tablet with dual processors, not just dual cores.A snapshot of an upcoming Nokia MeeGo tablet was compared to a previous image of a reference design for the ST-Ericsson device running SOC, which is reported to be running a par of 1.2 GHz Arm processors, and backed by Arm’s Symmetric Multi-Processor design.A design such as this brings some significant advantages over the current dual core offerings, namely the strain on software. With a dual core setup, it’s the responsibility of the overlaying software to direct the flow of instruction. A dual processor solution, on the other hand, is designed to handle the flow symmetrically and to underclock when not in use, a much more elegant solution for most situations, but much more expensive to implement. No mention of price has been brought up, as the device is still far from completion, but it is my suspicion we will see an increase in price on devices like these.Read more at Engadget.last_img read more

Pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle in Tamarac

first_imgTAMARAC. FLA. (WSVN) – – A pedestrian was fatally struck in Tamarac, Tuesday morning.7SkyForce HD hovered over the scene, along the northbound lanes of Nob Hill and McNab roads, where a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle. This was not a hit-and-run, but the pedestrian unfortunately died.According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the fatal collision happened around 6:30 a.m.The vehicle involved is a gray truck, which remained on the scene along with Broward Sheriff’s deputies.The northbound lanes at Nob Hill Road near McNab Road have since reopened after being shut down as officials began their investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Wilmington High School Sports Schedule Week of February 10 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is the Wilmington High School Sports Schedule for the week of February 10, 2019.Sunday, February 10 Monday, February 11Tuesday, February 12Wednesday, February 13Thursday, February 14 Friday, February 15Saturday, February 16(NOTE: The above information is from Big Teams.)Like 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.center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington High School Sports Schedule (Week of September 2, 2019)In “Sports”Wilmington High School Varsity Sports Schedule (Week of February 7)In “Sports”Wilmington High School Varsity Sports Schedule (Week of February 14)In “Sports”last_img read more

OBC Mahasabha to be held on Aug 7

first_imgPatancheru: The All India OBC Mahasabha will be held at Saroornagar indoor stadium on August 7. Former ZPTC Member Srikanth Goud on Thursday released a posted on the Mahasabha and made an appeal to the public to make it successful. He called for unity among BCs, which would be slogan for the meeting. Goud stated that although the avocations of BCs were different they were all one. He called for a nation-level movement to better the lot of the backward classes. Among those present were BC Students’ Association central committee president Thatikonda Vikram Goud and representatives Dastagir, Narender, Dhanraj, Dasarath Datta and Durga Sai.last_img read more

BNP threatens to stage demo if gas tariffs hiked

first_imgRuhul Kabir RizviBNP on Friday threatened to take to the streets if the government implements the ‘illegal’ proposal for hiking the gas tariffs, reports UNB. “The government is out to increase the gas tariffs again to inflict sufferings on common people. An unjustified proposal was made to hike the gas prices by 103 percent only to plunder public money,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office, he also said the government’s move to raise the gas tariffs is ‘illegal’ and ‘inhuman’ one. . “We would like to clearly say the government must back off from its anti-people move to hike the gas prices. Otherwise, we’ll take to the streets with strong programmes to realise our demands,” the BNP leader warned. Mentioning that the gas prices were raised six times over the last 10 years, he said the government’s latest move to raise the gas tariffs is illogical since fuel prices are stable on the international market. Rizvi said common people well be affected badly if the gas tariffs are hiked. “It’ll also hamper production in mills and factories and increase unemployment.” He said transport fares will also go up if the gas prices are hiked. “It’ll ultimately increase people’s cost of living.” The BNP leader also renewed their party’s demand for ensuring better treatment for their ailing party chief Khaleda Zia and her release from jail. Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) held a four-day long public hearing on proposals for raising gas prices since Monday. During the hearing, Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Ltd, Sundarban Gas Company Ltd, Bakhrabad Gas Distribution Company, and Jalalabad Gas Distribution Company placed identical proposals for hiking the gas tariffs.last_img read more

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first_img Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more Sponsored Content | Videos | Contrast Media | January 22, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Guerbet Unveils Portfolio of Advanced Digital Solutions ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr speaks with Guerb read more Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more June 10, 2008 – The use of ultrasound contrast agents during stress echocardiograms is safe, according to results presented at the 19th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Society of Echocardiography. These findings are significant after the FDA mandated a black box warning on labels of contrast agents used for cardiovascular ultrasound.The research, conducted at the Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center in Houston, TX, showed the risk of major adverse effects is no different in patients that received contrast during their stress echocardiogram than in those who did not receive contrast, according to research findings. This held true even though contrast was more often used in patients with a higher cardiac risk profile.The study examined 3,121 consecutive patients who underwent stress echocardiograms from 2002 through 2007 at The Methodist Hospital.Researchers evaluated demographics, contrast use, hemodynamics, ECG and wall motion changes, symptoms and arrhythmias. Contrast was administered in 1,879 of 3,121 patients (60 percent). None of the patients receiving an ultrasound contrast agent experienced sustained ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, cardiac arrest or death.”Contrast-enhanced stress echocardiography is a safe option to attain important diagnostic information for patients who need more testing than cardiac ultrasound alone,” said Kamran Shaikh, M.D., postdoctoral echocardiography fellow at the Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center. “Our research found no link between its use and adverse events or any reason why it shouldn’t be available to cardiologists whose patients would benefit from it.”For more information: www.debakeyheartcenter.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more Conversations with Greg Freiherr: Guerbet Unveils Portfolio of Advanced Digital SolutionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:46Loaded: 2.87%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Neal Award for Best Technical Content April 24, 2019 — Imaging Technology News (ITN) was recently named the 2019 Jesse H. read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Contrast Media | January 30, 2019 Captisol-enabled Contrast Media with Reduced Renal Toxicity in Development The medical imaging market relies heavily on contrast media, injected into patients to increase the contrast of bodil read more center_img Example of full-dose, 10 percent low-dose and algorithm-enhanced low-dose. Image courtesy of Enhao Gong, Ph.D. Feature | Contrast Media Injectors | April 11, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Using Artificial Intelligence to Reduce Gadolinium Contrast One of the most controversial issues in radiology in recent years has been the use of… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco News | Neuro Imaging | March 18, 2019 Non-Contrast MRI Effective in Monitoring MS Patients Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) without contrast agent is just as effective as the contrast-enhanced approach… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | March 07, 2019 Ultrasound Societies Urge FDA to Remove Black Box Warning on Contrast Agents National and international ultrasound societies are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove the “black… read more News | June 09, 2008 Ultrasound Contrast Agent Safe During Stress Echocardiogram last_img read more

Manuel Antonio Quepos Tidings

first_imgBrad Watts started Quepoa Expeditions river rafting and sea kayaking tours in 2005. Known for its sterling safety record, and its intense river runs, Quepoa Expeditions has something for everyone.Depending on the time of year, Quepoa Expeditions runs rivers that are classes III through V. Whether it be the Savegre, the Chorro (upper Naranjo), or Naranjo, it’s always a scenic adventure. Prices range from $65-$88 and a delicious lunch is included in some trips. They also have sea kayak and snorkel tours for those that love the ocean. To book your trip, visit www.quepoaexpeditions.com or call 2777-0058 or 8367-0853.Eric and Barb Youngquist, of Evanston, Illinois, are making their first visit to Costa Rica. As part of their tour of the country, they will be visiting Isla en el Cielo in Manuel Antonio from April 22-26. They are great friends of the property owners, Lee Addleman and Mary Pepper. Barb and Eric are avid animal and nature lovers as well as major Bruce Springsteen fans.Remember we posted that our nearest movie theater was in Jacó? Well, we have good news. We have our own movie theater in Quepos! It is called 1st Stop. It is upstairs from Super Más, and has a 16-seat theater and a popcorn machine. They show four movies a day and have a white board right above Super Más that tells what movies are playing. They are open from 10:30 a.m. until the last movie gets out between 10 and 11 p.m. The movies cost {2,000 ($4) for adults and {1,500 ($3) for kids under 12 years old. In the room outside of the theater there is a game room with four large-screen TVs. For more information, call them at 2777-7265.–Jennifer Ricejennifer@kidssavingtherainforest.org Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Argentine cuisine comes to Tamarindo

first_imgBamboo Sushi Club’s tuna tetake appetizer smothered in garlic sauce and sesame seeds. With expats from around the world looking for a slice of the enormous tourism pie in Tamarindo, it is no wonder that the bustling beach town features one of the most diverse – and high quality – lists of restaurants in Costa Rica.On the scene for several years now is Argentinean Mauro Camera, who opened Bamboo Sushi Club in 2009.  The successful owner returned to his roots this December with an Argentinean-style steak house just down the street.The new restaurant, Patagonia, looks something like a mountain cabin, and the cozy, wood-laden space was packed on a recent Saturday night. Facing a line out the door and nearly a two-hour wait, we decided to walk half a block up the road to Camera’s first restaurant for appetizers. Lindsay Fendt No related posts. A Tamarindo standby, Bamboo Sushi Club is a Japanese garden hideaway with an impressive list of sushi and starters. In preparation for the heavy meat dishes to come, we chose some lighter fish plates, mahi mahi tiradito and the tuna tatake. The well-seasoned, raw mahi mahi was citrusy, peppery and delicious, but the tuna tatake stole the show. Perfectly cooked with a raw, red center, the tuna’s texture was nothing short of mind blowing. The tender and flavorful middle was balanced out by a “spicy, crunchy garlic sauce” that had me picking scraps off the plate long after the tuna was gone.When it came time for our reservation at Patagonia we somewhat regretfully pulled ourselves away from the alluring sushi rolls on the menu at Bamboo and marched on to the main dish.It was here, in a corner table at Patagonia, that my wildest parrilla fantasies came true. We ordered the mixed grill for two, but the heaping pile of meat on a smoking portable hob, and it could have easily been the mixed grill for 10. As if the steak, chicken, pork, sausage, blood sausage and sweetbreads weren’t enough, the meal also came with a basket of bread, a large bowl of salad and, in true Argentinean fashion, a plate of thick-cut fries.The salad was scant on variety, consisting only of a few small tomatoes and onion slices. I mostly ignored it in favor of the starchy fries and the flawlessly cooked meat.As for the meat, our steak was tender and each effortless bite was delightfully juicy; the pork and chicken were equally savory. Stacked in the middle of the rack the thinly cut neck meat, or sweetbreads, added a contrasting crunch, along with smoky flavor, to the grill. The sausages rounded out the medley with a spicy chorizo and a heavy, creamy blood sausage.Between the appetizers, meat and several heaping glasses of a smooth Mendoza Malbec, there was no room for dessert. We boxed up the remaining meat (which made for a nice lunch the next day) and headed back to our hotel with swollen, content bellies.It seems fair to say that Camera has done it again.  Facebook Commentslast_img read more

A flying header plus 15 other awesome photos from Day 2 of

first_imgGroup B: Chile vs. AustraliaChile came out with two quick goals in the first half, but then the Chileans found themselves having to hang on against the lowest ranked team in the World Cup. Australia got one goal back, and missed a few chances to equalize before Chile broke through again late to finish off the Socceroos, 3-1. Lluis Gene/AFP Javier Soriano/AFP Javier Soriano/AFP Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP Group B: Spain vs. NetherlandsThe Netherlands got their revenge on Spain in this rematch of the 2010 World Cup final. While Spain struck first on a penalty, the Dutch responded with five unanswered goals to take the 5-1 victory. Netherlands’ first goal, an astounding diving header by Robin Van Persie, might be the best goal anyone will see all tournament. Javier Soriano/AFP Cristophe Simon/AFP Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP William West/AFP Facebook Commentscenter_img Juan Barreto/AFP Yuri Cortez/AFP Juan Barreto/AFP Host Brazilkicked off the 2014 World Cup on Thursday with a 3-1 win over Croatia. Three more matches took place today (with four slated for Saturday, including Costa Rica vs. Uruguay at 1 p.m.). Here are the best shots from all of Friday’s games.See the full schedule for the group stage of the World Cup here.Group A: Mexico vs. CameroonAfter having their first two goals disallowed, Mexico finally got one that counted in the second half against Cameroon. El Tri  then held on for the 1-0 victory. Martin Bernetti/AFP Juan Barreto/AFP Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP Emmanuel Dunand/AFP Related posts:World Cup couch potatoes hurting retail sales Brazilian police crack down on pre-World Cup protest Flying Dutchman Robin Van Persie with the best goal of the World Cup so far Costa Rica can go far, says coach Pintolast_img read more

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first_imgMoving Up Can Cost You in Daily Dose, News, Origination Home Prices Moving 2017-04-04 Seth Welborn April 4, 2017 580 Views center_img Move-up buyers, beware: According to a new study by Zillow, selling your home and moving on to a larger one could cost you—and probably more than you’re expecting to pay. According to the study, households moving from a two-bedroom to a three-bedroom home in the same zip code can expect to spend an additional $447 per month on their mortgage—more than $5,300 extra every year. The average additional per-month cost changes by house size, the study found, so moving from a one-bedroom to a two-bedroom adds $192 per month, while a three-bedroom to four-bedroom move means $614 more per month. Some markets were, of course, higher than this average, with San Jose, California, coming in with the highest costs for move-up buyers. Moving from a two-bedroom home to a three-bedroom one in this city costs a household $2,224 in mortgage payments every month.San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego also came in well above average in move-up costs, while cities like Cleveland, Philadelphia and Indianapolis were much more affordable for move-up buyers than the national average. “Those in hot, coastal markets could expect to spend upwards of $500 more per month,” the report stated. “In the notoriously expensive California markets of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose, high and rapidly growing home values likely weighed heavily on the cost of moving up. Moving to a 3-bedroom home from a 2-bedroom home in these areas added between $1,033 and $2,224 to the average monthly mortgage payment—an additional $12,396 to $26,688 per year on mortgage payments.”In Cleveland, moving from a two-bedroom to a three-bedroom home costs only $74 more per month, and in Philadelphia, that number is just $77. “In 24 of the 35 largest U.S. metro markets analyzed,” the report stated, “move-up buyers looking to upgrade from a two-bedroom to a three-bedroom home last year could expect to pay a mortgage premium that was actually less than the national average for the same upgrade. “Most of these more affordable markets were in the Midwest, South, and Southwest, allowing families to “stretch their dollars further,” the report suggested.To see more detailed move-up costs, broken down by location and home size, visit Zillow.com. Sharelast_img read more

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