John Harris The Man Who Breeds Success

first_imgIf we are to measure a person by their achievements, Harris Institute’s founder and president, John Harris, has to be to be one of the Canadian music industry’s most underrated success stories past or present.His namesake, Harris Institute, ranked best private school for a 6th year in Jim Lamarche’s 2018 ‘Media Arts Education Report’. The annual index that serves as the quintessential source of information on media arts education in Canada states, “Harris Institute is the best school of its kind. Highly Recommended”.Alumni and faculty contributed to Leonard Cohen’s Memorial Concert on CBC, Neil Young’s live concert from Omemee, Shania Twain’s Grey Cup half-time show, Gord Downie’s Juno-winning Secret Path, The Weeknd’s #1 album Starboy and Oscar-nominated ‘Earned It’, The Tragically Hip’s final concert film and Alessia Cara’s Platinum album, Know It All. Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement The man behind it all likes to bang the drum about his graduates and their accomplishments and has forever taken the long-road in building the faculty and the curricula over personal aggrandizement.“The school’s results are due to a remarkable 62-member faculty that includes many award-winning leaders”, Harris says in an interview. “We set out 29 years ago to strengthen the Canadian music industry, and our graduates are now helping to achieve that objective”. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

EHF CL Round 9 Match of the Week Metalurgs triumph in Plock

← Previous Story Allison Pineau is leaving Metz Handball Next Story → Fans opinion: Dujshebaev will stay in Madrid! With majority of the votes, fans on Facebook decided that the match in Polish Plock, between home team, Orlen Wisla dna Metalurg Skopje (20:24) was the best match of the EHF Champions League Round 9. About 48% percents of all votes got the fantastic performance of Lino Cervar’s team, while match between Montpellier and AG Copenhagen has support of 39%. Third place won a C.O Zagreb’s triumph in Barcelona with 13% of all votes. Best handball matchesMetalurg SkopjeOrlen Wisla Plock read more

34 dead as Ebola confirmed as source of Guinea epidemic

first_imgGUINEA HAS IDENTIFIED the Ebola virus as the source of a highly contagious epidemic raging through its southern forests, as the death toll rises to 34.Experts in the west African nation had been unable to identify the disease, whose symptoms — diarrhoea, vomiting and bleeding — were first observed six weeks ago, but scientists in the French city of Lyon yesterday confirmed it was Ebola, the Guinean health ministry said.“We got the first results from Lyon yesterday which informed us of the presence of the Ebola virus as the cause of this outbreak,” Sakoba Keita, the ministry’s chief disease prevention officer told AFP.Up to today we have identified 49 cases with 34 deaths in four prefectures.To date, no treatment or vaccine is available for Ebola, which kills between 25 and 90 percent of those who fall sick, depending on the strain of the virus, according to the World Health Organisation.The disease is transmitted by direct contact with blood, faeces or sweat, or by sexual contact or unprotected handling of contaminated corpses.Medical aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said in a statement it would strengthen its team of 24 doctors, nurses, logisticians and experts in hygiene and sanitation already in Guinea.The organisation has set up isolation units for suspected cases in the southern region of Nzerekore and is looking for people who may have had contact with the infected.“These structures are essential to prevent the spread of the disease, which is highly contagious,” said MSF tropical medicine adviser Esther Sterk said.Specialised staff are providing care to patients showing signs of infection.MSF said it was sending around 33 tonnes of medicines and isolation, sanitation and protective equipment in two planes leaving from Belgium and France.OutbreaksEbola, one of the world’s most virulent diseases, was first discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 1976 and the country has had eight outbreaks.The most recent epidemic, in the DRC, infected 62 people and left 34 dead between May and November 2012, according to the country’s health ministry.There are fears it could be used in a biological weapons attack.According to researchers, the virus multiplies quickly, overwhelming the immune system’s ability to fight the infection.The French embassy in the Liberian capital Monrovia released a travel advisory warning French citizens against travel to the affected parts of Guinea or areas of northern Liberia near the border between the countries.It said anyone who had to travel to southern Guinea should “strictly respect the hygiene rules, not consume the meat of animals killed by hunting and stay away from areas of high density of population like markets and football grounds”.A medic in Monrovia told AFP on condition of anonymity that Liberia was at considerable risk from the disease.“We have a 90 percent chance of having cases in Monrovia because about 80 percent of goods on the Liberian market come from Guinea,” he said.- © AFP, 2014Read: New book documents the rise in pandemic diseases and wonders what’s nextRead: 14 dead in first major outbreak of Ebola since 2009last_img read more

Google now has a form for those who want to be forgotten

first_imgEUROPEANS CAN REQUEST that Google ‘forgets’ about them from today.If follows a European Court of Justice ruling that individuals have the right to have links to information about them deleted from searches under certain circumstances, such as it being outdated or inaccurate.However, this only applies to websites being linked to from Google search results, and not the information on the website itself.For example, a link from Google to a webpage mentioning an individual could be blocked, but the webpage would still be accessible – just not from Google.To comply with the recent ruling, Google launched a webform available for Europeans to request the removal of results from the search engine.It asks those applying to identify who they are, which specific links they want removed from search results and why.Photo IDThose making requests must prove they are who they say they are by providing digital copies of a form of photo identification such as national identity cards or drivers’ licenses.They are also asked to electronically sign the request.Requests will be reviewed individually by someone at Google, and not handled by automated software.Google declined to estimate how long it might be until links begin disappearing, saying factors such as whether requests are clear cut will affect how long it takes.“We’re working to finalize our implementation of removal requests under European data protection law as soon as possible,” Google said in a note atop the web form.In the meantime, please fill out the form… and we will notify you when we start processing your request.The form explained that Google will look at whether the targeted results are in the public interest, such as information about financial scams, professional malpractice, criminal convictions or public misconduct by government officials.Google described the form as “an initial effort” and explained it will work with data protection authorities in the months ahead to refine the process.In an email to, a Google spokesperson saidThe court’s ruling requires Google to make difficult judgments about an individual’s right to be forgotten and the public’s right to know. We’re creating an expert advisory committee to take a thorough look at these issues. We’ll also be working with data protection authorities and others as we implement this ruling.”Analysts said the global impact of the ruling was not immediately clear, but that it could raise some tricky issues in Europe and beyond.Worries also arose that letting people edit their online histories could hamper investigative journalism.The case highlights growing concerns about so-called online reputation management, which has spawned an industry that helps eliminate or minimize damaging information online.- © AFP, 2014, additional reporting by Nicky RyanRead: Europe struck wrong balance on ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling, says Google boss >More: 8 Google search trends that prove Ireland’s glory days are truly over >last_img read more

Legends of Tomorrow Finds the Goofs in a More Serious Episode

first_img The Legends’ new status as outlaws fits the tone of the show well. As great as last season was, they did feel more reactive. They waited for an anomaly to strike and fixed it. Now that they have to seek out and correct anachronisms that they helped cause, often making things much worse before they get better, their role in the story feels more active. It also helps that there are now two antagonists, one on the side of good. Since the bad guys last season were all villains from other Arrowverse shows, it was hard to tell how committed the show was to that “don’t call us heroes” line. Now, with both the Time Bureau and Kuasa/whoever revived her, they can stretch out in that lovable rogue middle ground. They’ll save the world, but not for any sense of justice or duty. They just think it’s fun.It turns out there’s a lot you can do with that kind of dynamic. Last night’s episode proved that there can be a lot more to Legends of Tomorrow than goofy hijinks. Even if it wasn’t quite as enjoyable as the last two, “Zari” still found some fun in dealing with more serious subject matter. The episode is named after the new character joining the Legends this season. Zari is a hacker from the year 2042. A.R.G.U.S., we learn, has become a public organization, and turned the United States into an authoritarian police state. They also passed the anti-metahuman act, which made it illegal to be a metahuman. Hey, if you’re going to crib from other comic books, X-Men isn’t a bad place to start. They’ve also outlawed all religion. Zari is Muslim. Combine that with her penchant for hacking and robbery, and yeah. A.R.G.U.S. doesn’t like her that much.Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave (Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW)The same can’t be said for Mick Rory, who instantly takes a liking to the new member of the team. Zari has great chemistry with all the Legends in this episode, but we can already tell her relationship with Rory is going to be the most fun to watch. The Legends first go to the future because they intercept a Time Bureau distress call. Kuasa shows up in 2042, knocks over an A.R.G.U.S. prison truck and tries to kill the prisoner inside. She’s already escaped. Kuasa, if you haven’t watched CW Seed’s Vixen for some reason, died while in possession of the Water Zambesi totem. It basically gives her Alex Mack’s water power. She can turn into a puddle and go anywhere, pretty much undetected. She can also drown people with her fingers. Why does she want to kill Zari? Well, it’s not really explained in this episode. That’s kind of one of its downfalls. It’s fine to have a villain whose ultimate goals are mysterious, but you have to give us some idea of why they’re doing what they’re doing. All we know for sure is it revolves around the Zambesi totems.It turns out Zari has one of those two. Well, her brother did. In exchange for helping the Legends, she has them break into an A.R.G.U.S. prison to get her brother out. Only she’s not actually after her brother. Her brother is dead, and A.R.G.U.S. has his amulet, the Air Totem. While at the prison, Jax and Ray find out that A.R.G.U.S. is using the prison to conduct experiments on metahumans. Yeah, this episode gets really dark. They end up freeing all the prisoners, which is enough of an interference to get the Time Bureaue involved. I really liked this choice. The past two episodes have been about the Legends trying to fix history and accidentally screwing it up worse. Here, they’re making a choice. They see some horrible things happening, decide to play hero, and that gets the Bureau on their tail.Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom, Franz Drameh as Jefferson “Jax” Jackson, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary and Tala Ashe as Zari (Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW)It fleshes out the Bureau even further too. They aren’t a completely benevolent agency. They’re here to preserve the status quo, whatever that happens to be. It doesn’t matter to them if what A.R.G.U.S. is doing terrible things, as long is it fits in with the time. It allows the show to argue that the Legends are deserving of their time ship. With fewer concerns about putting everything exactly right, they can step in and save people when they need to. The Time Bureau can’t say the same. Also, while the Bureau showing up to arrest the Legends in the third act is getting a little rote three episodes in, they’re at least finding ways to keep it fresh. This time, it led to a Star Trek-inspired space battle. That was cool.Even with the darker subject matter, there was still plenty of humor to be found here. Most of that came from Nate’s attempt to help Amaya understand what’s going on with the Anansi Totem. Using a hallucinogenic plant from Amaya’s home country, she goes on a vision quest. It ends up being incredibly useful for her, as she’s able to speak with one of her ancestors. She learns that the totem is growing stronger because of an impending threat. Whether that’s Kuasa or the woman in the purple hood, we don’t know yet. Amaya needs to put her trust in the totem, and not be afraid of it if she wants to be able to control it again. The advice works, and Amaya uses an elephant power to knock Kuasa to the ground. Kuasa flees, but not before dropping a hint as to who she is. “I’d kill you, but I’d just be killing myself.” Meanwhile, Nate does not have a vision quest. He just gets super high. The way he stumbles around the ship and speaks nonsense is pretty funny, and gives a particularly dark (by Legends of Tomorrow standards) episode some needed levity.Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom and Tala Ashe as Zari (Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW)I am a little disappointed that Amaya and Kuasa didn’t get to interact much. Kuasa’s hint that she’s Amaya’s granddaughter certainly teased future interactions, but I really was hoping for more. Amaya meeting her evil granddaughter has a ton of dramatic potential, and it’ll be interesting to see where this season takes it. Zari joining the team is also exciting. Not only is her smartass attitude going to fit in perfectly, but she has a totem too. As the Legends fight Kuasa, it’s going to be important that Amaya and Zari learn exactly what they’re totems are capable of and why they have them at all. As far as setting up the overarching plots for this season, this episode did a fine job. Its more serious tone meant it wasn’t as fun as the last two episodes, but it still had its moments. They are going to have to find something else to do with the Time Bureau. Having Agent Sharpe show up to shake her fist at Sara is going to get old soon.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. DC TV Comes to NYCC, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Grin & More DC NewsOur Favorite TV Superheroes Ranked Stay on targetlast_img read more

Turks Caicos will be hit if EU dumped by British

first_img Related Items:british, Eu, european union, pm, queen, queen Elizabeth, Tci Recommended for you Happy Hours All Weekend at Outback Steakhouse Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI: EU supports advancements in Turks and Caicos Education Sector Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe state opening of Parliament in the United Kingdom featured Queen Elizabeth II – with all of the pageantry – reading the Speech from the Throne and it was one of the biggest events of yesterday. The global attention comes because this session is expected to focus significantly on the fate of the relationship between the UK and the European Union; there is a strong push recently for the United Kingdom to dislodge itself from the European Trade Bloc and this will no doubt impact all of the overseas territories. While the Turks and Caicos is miles and miles away from the debates and headlines which rage over the issue which will be put to the citizens in a Referendum this coming June; it is clear that if the EU is dumped by the Brits it will impact us. In response to Magnetic Media questions, His Excellency Peter Beckingham, though out of the country, did reply agreeing that the matter made the agenda of a recent OTs Governors’ meeting. Speaking officially, the Governor shared: “It is something that some Governors have discussed in the Caribbean, most recently at a meeting in March, and of course something we would need to consider.” End quote. While the EU Grants operational in the TCI are assigned for up to 2019, H.E. pointed out, in the long term the outcome will have effect. As recently as February, Finance Minister Hon Washington Misick touted the EDF 10 and EDF 11 funds from the European Union; together the grants amount to over $25m Euros or over $28 million US dollars. Governor Beckingham reminded that the “British Government’s clear position is in favour of staying” with the European Union. TCI Premier & Governor gives “all-clear” after Hurricane Irmalast_img read more

Five Bahamians Invested as Knights and Ladies of the Order of the

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Caption:Five Bahamians: Monsignor Alfred Culmer, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Nassau and Pastor of St. Joseph’s Parish, Basil and Cheryl Albury of St. Anselm’s Parish, Patricia Coakley of St. Joseph’s Parish and Elma Garraway of the Church of the Resurrection were invested as Knights and Ladies of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem during ceremonies at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City by the Grand Master of the Order, Edwin Cardinal O’Brien on Friday, November 18, 2016.  They join Burton and Camille Hall who were admitted to the Order in 2009 and who how hold the rank of Knight Commander and Lady Commander, respectively, and Deacon Michael Checkley, Administrator of Holy Name Parish in Bimini.  Pictured from left to right are Burton Hall, Camille Hall, Monsignor Culmer, Elma Garraway, The Most Reverend Patrick Pinder, S.T.D., C.M.G Archbishop of Nassau, Patricia Coakley, Cheryl Albury and Basil Albury, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral on Friday November 26, 2016.(PHOTO/Peter Ramsay)center_img Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNew York City, NY, November 28, 2016 – Five Bahamians were made Knights and Ladies of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre during ceremonies at St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on Friday, November 18, 2016.Monsignor Alfred Culmer, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Nassau and Pastor of St Joseph’s Parish, Basil and Cheryl Albury of St Anselm’s Parish, Patricia Coakley of St Joseph’s Parish and Elma Garraway of the Church of the Resurrection were invested as Knights and Ladies of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.The ceremonies took place at St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City by the Grand Master of the Order, Edwin Cardinal O’Brien in the presence of Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York and Grand Prior of the Order’s Eastern Lieutenancy of the United States.In the Archdiocese of Nassau they join Burton and Camille Hall who were admitted to the Order in 2009 and who now hold the rank of Knight Commander and Lady Commander, respectively, and Deacon Michael Checkley, Administrator of Holy Name Parish in Bimini, who was admitted to the Order in his native Canada and who now holds the rank of Knight Grand Cross.The Order of the Holy Sepulchre is a Roman Catholic Order of Knighthood that traces its roots to circa 1099 under Duke Godfrey of Bouillon, “Defender of the Holy Sepulchre”, one of the leaders of the First Crusade.It is the only order of chivalry, together with the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, that is recognised and protected by the Holy See.  The Pope is sovereign of the order.The order today is estimated to have some 30,000 members in 56 lieutenancies around the world. As there is not yet a lieutenancy in our region, at the instance of Archbishop of Nassau, Archbishop Patrick C. Pinder, STD, CMG, has been included with those states, which comprise the Order’s Eastern Lieutenancy of the United States, the Catholic Church in The Bahamas having historical ties with the Church in New York.Admission into the Order means taking on a commitment for life to be a witness to the Faith, to lead an exemplary Christian life of continuing charity in support of the Christian communities in the Holy Land, and to maintain the true charitable commitment of a Christian. The purpose of an individual in joining the Order is to serve the Catholic Church and to support the efforts of the Church and the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem to maintain the Christian presence in the Holy Land.Within the Catholic Church, members of the Order are entitled to use the courtesy titles “Sir” and “Lady” (or “Dame” with effect from 2017). Recommended for youlast_img read more

Two holiday weekend traffic deaths for Bahamas Nassau Abaco

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #twotrafficdeathsoverholiday Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 11, 2017 – Over the holiday weekend, the country recorded two traffic related deaths.  The traffic death in Nassau, involved a pedestrian who was struck around 9:30pm on Monday while trying to cross the Tonique Williams Darling Highway; the male driver who hit him remained on the scene and aided the investigation.  The man was pronounced dead at the scene.On Friday, a traffic accident in Abaco left a man dead.   The 31 year old reportedly flew out of the car, which he lost control of and it slammed into a mound of rocks on the roadside.   The young man was driving a Buick Regal around 5pm near SC Bootle Highway, near Treasure Cay when the accident happened, he too was pronounced dead at the scene.#MagneticMediaNews#twotrafficdeathsoverholidaylast_img read more

Downtown biomass plant OKd for further study

first_imgClark County commissioners gave staff members the go-ahead this week to continue studying the feasibility of building a biomass-fueled power plant in downtown Vancouver and stressed that a public-private partnership would be the way to go to reduce the county’s risks. Mark McCauley, the county’s general services manager, told commissioners Wednesday that the county has heard from companies interested in building and operating the plant on county-owned property that the county could lease for $1. The company would earn tax credits and could sell excess power, McCauley said.This summer, commissioners agreed to spend $225,000 of a federal energy block grant on studying the feasibility of a biomass boiler system (fueled by tree tops, limbs and the detritus of producing lumber) that would provide central heating, cooling and domestic hot water for five county buildings: the Public Service Center, courthouse, jail, 911 center and juvenile courthouse.McCauley said no insurmountable problems have been uncovered with regard to land use, fuel, air quality or engineering. Last year, county commissioners ditched a plan to build a 20-megawatt biomass power plant on the site of a former plywood mill in Chelatchie Prairie.The proposed downtown plant would produce 2 to 3 megawatts of electricity, McCauley said.A preliminary study has shown that the county would save an average of $179,136 a year in reduced natural gas and electricity costs, or 10.5 percent of the county’s total annual energy bill.last_img read more

Landslide death toll hits 140

first_imgRescure operation being conductedAt least 140 people have so far been killed and many went missing after a series of landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains hit the hilly districts in the southeast Bangladesh. Members of army and fire service with local people on Wednesday morning resumed rescue operation in the landslides-hit area and retrieved a total of 19 bodies, with many more still missing.As many as 106 people died in Rangamati alone while 21 bodies were revered from Rangunia and Chandanaish and three from Bandarban and one from Khagracchari.Rangamati additional deputy commissioner Prakash Kanti Chowdhury told Prothom Alo that eight more bodies, including five members of two families, were recovered from the district.Bangladeshi fire fighters and residents search for bodies after a landslide in Bandarban on July 13, 2017. Heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 46 people in southeast Bangladesh, most of them buried under landslides, authorities said on July 13. AFPBodies of a mother Rupali Chakma, and her two daughters — Jui Chakma, 12, and Jhumjhumi Chakma, 7 — were recovered from Juba Unnayan area of the district.A woman Ponti Shona Chakma, 35, and her daughter Shantana Chakma, 9 were found dead in the area.The DC said also the death toll in the Rangamati incidents rose to 106.Read more…Landslide death toll reaches 135 as search resumeslast_img read more

Hidden Tunnels and Chamber Discovered Beneath Mexicos Pyramid of the Moon

first_imgAn eerie discovery was made during a recent survey of the Pyramid of the Moon, which is in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, northeast of Mexico City. Archaeologists say they found a hidden tunnel that leads to a 50-foot chamber deep within the structure. And the archaeologists believe the mysterious space was once used for rituals of the dead — with the tunnels serving as a “passage to the underworld.”It’s believed that the Pyramid of the Moon was constructed between 200 and 250 AD.TeotihuacanResearchers from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and the Institute of Geophysics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) located the hidden spaces.“These large offering complexes are the sacred core of the city of Teotihuacán, so all people considered it the mecca of civilization, hence what can be found inside can help unravel the relationships that had this ancient metropolis with other regions of Mesoamerica,” said Dr. Verónica Ortega, director of the Integral Conservation Project of the Plaza de la Luna.Pyramids of the Sun and Moon on the Avenue of the Dead, Teotihuacan ancient historic cultural city, old ruins of Aztec civilization, Mexico.Scientists will conduct careful searches — and if human remains are found, more answers may be learned. Dr. Ortega said that the investigation is focused on a ritual space linked to the “underworld,” explaining, “Previous explorations found skeletons of individuals with cranial deformation, as in the Mayan area, and diverse greenstone objects (necklaces, anthropomorphic figures made with mosaics), so it is not difficult to think that something similar could be found in the subsoil.”Photo Courtesy Institute of Geophysics of the UNAMIn the summer of 2017, this group used an electrical resistivity technique to allow them to gauge the geologic properties of the earth, all without breaking any ground. The early results hinted that the pyramid might contain a secret passage.They also believe they have located the entrance to the tunnel.This is the second largest pyramid in the area, with the Pyramid of the Sun getting more attention up to now. “Both pyramids obviously played a deeply important role in this society, most likely a sacred space for ritual and sacrifices,” according to IFL Science.Aerial view of the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon in Teotihuacan, México.Between 1998 and 2004, archaeologists discovered the remains of nearly 200 animals, such as pumas and wolves, in tunnels beneath the pyramids. Who knows what they’ll find in these tunnels and chamber.Twelve small pyramid platforms surround the Plaza of the Moon, which are believed to have been constructed to allow thousands of people to witness sacrificial rituals.The Moon pyramid temple, Teotihuacan Aztec ruins near Mexico City, Mexico.The earliest human sacrifice appears to be around 200 AD, researchers believe. Tombs in the pyramid contain both animal and human remains as well as grave objects made of obsidian and greenstone.The Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, seen from the Avenue of Dead.A tomb marking the fourth construction stage held a single male whom the researchers believe was buried alive — he was wounded with his hands tied behind his back. Among the jaguar and wolf remains were gems, all dedicated to The Great Goddess, the ruler of water, earth, fertility, and creation.Along the southern part of the Avenue of the Dead lies the Ciudadela (“Citadel”), a large square courtyard covering 38 acres. Within the Citadel stands the Temple of Quetzalcoat (the Feathered Serpent) in the form of a truncated pyramid. Sticking out from its walls are numerous stone heads of the deity.The temple walls were once painted in hematite red. Excavations of the Citadel were first carried out between 1917 and 1920. Individual burial sites were found around the temple in 1925, and in the early 1980s archaeologists discovered the remains of 18 men, probably soldiers who had been ritually sacrificed.Read another story from us: The Legendary Chief Who Almost Unified All Native AmericansScientific dating methods indicated that the graves were prepared about 200 AD. Further work revealed over 130 skeletons of both sexes in mass graves along the edges of the temple, as well as beneath it.last_img read more

Coco Capsule

first_imgNo related posts. Coco businesses have not waited for the green season to start expanding and refurbishing. San Carlos Home Center has greatly enlarged its retail floor space by opening up a large room in the rear where all of the tools and smaller items have been better organized and relocated.The revamp has left the main areas focused on home furnishings and lighting. Meanwhile, Vargas Tours ( has opened in the former Banco Nacional building in front of Luperon and Pacifico Realty.The Sixth Annual International Food Festival is set for April 29 on the boardwalk.  Starting at 11 a.m. (note the earlier time) the Lions Club-sponsored event will feature the best from many of the area’s restaurants, and there is always a lot of fun and feasting with friends. It’s free to enter, and vendors determine prices with all proceeds going to benefit the community. For more information contact Sandy Hernandez at 8914-3570 or plan on devoting an entire column on the greatly expanded Hidden Gallery soon, but don’t miss the upcoming show, “focus,” displaying the work of Otto Apuy. The month-long event begins April 21 with a party from 4-7 p.m. and runs through May 21. On display will be paintings, videos and a special installation to be placed outside in a garden setting symbolizing the variety of Guanacaste.Finally, check out El Coco Connect (, a new source  of community information featuring a local online yard sale among other timely and informative content.–Kent Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Grievances persist despite start of new era in USCuba ties

first_img Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Four benefits of having a wireless security system Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Obama has sought engagement with Cuba since he first took office and has progressively loosened restrictions on travel and remittances to the island.His efforts were frustrated for years by Cuba’s imprisonment of U.S. Agency for International Development contractor Alan Gross on espionage charges. But months of secret negotiations led in December to Gross’ release, along with a number of political prisoners in Cuba and the remaining members of a Cuban spy ring jailed in the United States. On Dec. 17, Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced they would resume full diplomatic relations.The U.S. removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism in late May. On July 1, issues of American diplomats’ access to ordinary Cubans were resolved and the July 20 date was set for the restoration of full relations.“This is yet another demonstration that we don’t have to be imprisoned by the past,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a statement about Monday’s events.___AP Writers Peter Orsi and Anne-Marie Garcia contributed to this report from Havana.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Cuban national flag fluttered in the Washington sun Monday as the U.S. and Cuba formally ended more than a half-century of estrangement, formally re-establishing relations severed at the height of the Cold War. But the symbolism of an embassy ceremony could not conceal deep, lingering conflicts between the nations.In the sweltering July heat and humidity of America’s capital, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez presided over the flag-raising ceremony just hours after an agreement to restore diplomatic ties broken in 1961 took effect at the stroke of midnight. He later met with Secretary of State John Kerry, becoming the first Cuban foreign minister to set foot in the State Department since 1958. FILE – In this June 10, 2015 file photo, members of the media cover workers from Eastern Shores Flagpoles raising a flagpole at the Cuban Interest Section in Washington in preparation for re-opening of embassies in Havana and Washington. Cuba’s blue, red and white-starred flag is set to fly Monday, July 20 outside the country’s diplomatic mission in the United States for the first time since the countries severed ties in 1961. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) Comments   Share   Rodriguez noted that there are “profound differences” between the U.S. and Cuban governments but stressed that “we strongly believe that we can both cooperate and coexist in a civilized way based on due respect for these differences.”Kerry, speaking briefly in Spanish, said America wants to work with Cuba to improve conditions there. But he also acknowledged persistent differences over human rights, democracy and reparations and flatly rejected the suggestion that Guantanamo would be returned to Cuba anytime soon.“We celebrate this day — July 20 — as a time to start repairing what has been broken and opening what for too long has been closed,” Kerry said.He added, though: “This milestone does not signify an end to the many differences that still separate our governments. But it does reflect the reality that the Cold War ended long ago and that the interests of both countries are better served by engagement than by estrangement.”Kerry compared the conflicting sentiments with the normalization of U.S. ties with Vietnam 20 years ago. In both cases, he said, “passions ran deep and run deep to this day.”Some U.S. lawmakers, including several prominent Republican presidential candidates, have vowed not to repeal the embargo and have pledged to roll back Obama’s moves on Cuba. New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, a Democratic opponent, said, “There may be a flag raising over the embassy of a dictatorship, but the real goal is a flag raising where the Cuban people are free, have their human rights respected and where we do not accept dictatorial conditions on our embassy and its people.”At embassy, several hundred people gathered on the street outside, cheering as the Cuban national anthem was played and three Cuban soldiers in dress uniforms raised the flag.At his remarks inside the embassy, Rodriguez cited Cuban independence leader Jose Marti, who he noted had paid tribute to America’s values but also warned of its “excess craving for domination.” Cuba was able to survive the past 50 years only because of the “wise leadership of Fidel Castro, the historic leader of the Cuban revolution whose ideas we’ll always revere,” Rodriguez said.In Havana, meanwhile, a carnival atmosphere reigned around the new U.S. Embassy overlooking Havana’s Malecon seaside promenade. By midmorning, the Cuban government had pulled back several of the eight or so security guards who had stood watch.A pair of officers stood on each corner around the building, smiling and wishing “buenos dias” to passers-by instead of casting stony glares. Curious Cubans clustered around the forest of flagpoles at the front of the embassy, snapping photos as U.S. tourists posed for selfies in front of the building.center_img Top Stories Kerry announced that he would make a reciprocal visit to Cuba to dedicate the U.S. Embassy in Havana on Aug. 14. He spoke of a need to move beyond the enmity that was spawned as President John F. Kennedy grappled with Fidel Castro’s revolution and Soviet expansionism and that hardened over the 54 years that followed.Despite pledges of goodwill and mutual respect, ghosts of past animosity hung over the events.At the reopening of the Cuban embassy and again at a joint news conference with Kerry, Rodriguez repeated demands for the U.S. to end its 53-year embargo, return the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, stop efforts to change or reform Cuba’s communist government and pay compensation for damage done to the island and its people over the past five decades.“I emphasized that the total lifting of the blockade, the return of illegally occupied territory of Guantanamo as well as full respect for Cuban sovereignty and compensation to our people for human and economic damages are crucial to be able to move toward the normalization of relations,” Rodriguez said as Kerry stood beside him.On a more conciliatory note, Rodriguez thanked President Barack Obama for his conclusion that U.S. policy toward Cuba was faulty, his steps to ease sanctions thus far and his calls for Congress to repeal the embargo. 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first_imgFinnair has announced its intent to codeshare with American Airlines (AA), British Airways (BA) and Iberia (IB) on the trio’s transatlantic joint business agreement.As part the partnership, Finnair will adds its AY code on selected AA, BA and IB flights between North America and Europe, while AA, BA and IB will also add their codes to Finnair’s daily flights between New York and Helsinki.Together, the group will operate up to 102 daily round trips between North America and Europe to up to 42 gateways on either of the Atlantic.As well as additional codeshare services between the two regions, the group will also allow members of the four airlines’ frequent flyer programs to earn points or miles on the new codeshare flights and dedicated support teams for customers transferring at seven of the airlines’ hubs: New York JFK, London Heathrow, Madrid, Chicago, Miami, Dallas and Los Angeles.Finnair senior vice president of commercial Allister Paterson said the carrier’s participation in the group would increase its portfolio of destinations and open the US to “a new network of potential travellers”.The transatlantic joint business was established by AA, BA and IB in October 2010.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J. L-R: IAG CEO Willie Walsh, Finnair Senior Vice President Commercial Allister Paterson and American Airlines CEO Tom Horton.last_img read more

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