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How Deep Can A Fish Go? Scientists Say Strange Fish Caught Near New Zealand May Provide Answer

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It best site was `Oh my God, we've got the fish, and we've got more than one,'" Rowden said. Rowden said he put on gloves and carefully picked up one of the fish. "It was like a water-filled condom," he said. "A sloppy, gelatinous mass that moves between your hands. It was very cool, and very strange home page to see its organs and everything." Rowden, who works at New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, said scientists had previously speculated fish couldn't live below certain depths but that catching the fish and studying them helped provide more scientific certainty. The fish are the second-deepest recorded catch. In 1970, a boat off the coast of Chile reported catching a cusk eel at a depth of 8,370 meters in a trawl net, although questions remain whether that fish was caught at the ocean floor or higher up as the net was hauled in.

Tour News: Action Bronson, Lloyd Cole, Jason Isbell

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Lloyd <a href=click here Cole.' style='float:left;padding:5px' /> The underground New York hip-hop figure will perform at Bodega in Wellington on April 23, and at the Studio in Auckland on April 24. Let's hope the former chef doesn't go awol like he did during his Eminem support slot. Bronson, who is known for venturing into the crowd to hang with fans during his gigs, got so far up the back of Western Springs that his microphone cut out, leaving his rapping inaudible to everyone except for the trail of fans following him around. Tickets for Bronson's solo show are on sale from March 7 through Dash Tickets. Meanwhile, Lloyd Cole is planning a comprehensive New Zealand tour when he lands in June. Lloyd Cole. The British singer-songwriter, who has a 30-year career of crafting mellow rock and intimate ballads, will perform eight concerts around New Zealand on the back of last year's album Standards. With fellow crooner Greg Johnson in support, Cole will perform in Dunedin on visit their website June 5, Christchurch on June 6, Nelson on June 7, Wellington on June 8, Tauranga on June 12, Napier on June 13, Auckland on June 14 and Matakana on June 15. He's promising to play songs from throughout his career, including his time fronting Lloyd Cole and the Commotions in the 1980s.
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Bank Of Japan Holds Fire Despite Soft Gdp, Expands Loan Programs

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A security guard salutes at the entrance of the Bank of Japan building in Tokyo January 22, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino "We have an engine with big horsepower, so it makes sense to have stronger tires," he told reporters after the decision. While some investors viewed the loan program expansion as a policy signal the BOJ may take a more accommodative stance if necessary, Masashi Murata, senior currency strategist at Brown Brothers Harriman, cautioned that the reaction in the Japanese government bond market suggested this was not the case. "Bank shares drove the Nikkei, which drove the yen, but JGBs did not react much," he said. As widely expected, the BOJ on Tuesday maintained its pledge of increasing base money, its key monetary policy gauge, at an annual pace of 60-70 trillion yen ($589-$687 billion). The central bank also stuck to its assessment that Japan is recovering moderately, a sign it remains confident the world's third-largest economy can weather the pain from a sales tax increase in April without additional stimulus. "The BOJ already expects the economy to contract immediately after the sales tax hike, so this cannot be the basis for additional easing," said Hiroaki Muto, senior economist at Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management in Tokyo. BULLISH TONE INTACT? The BOJ has stood pat on policy since launching an intense burst of stimulus last April, when it pledged to accelerate inflation to 2 percent in roughly two years via aggressive asset to learn more purchases in a country mired in deflation for 15 years. Monday's weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter GDP has dashed hopes that a rush in household spending ahead of the April tax hike would cushion the pain from sluggish export check it out growth.
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Harper, Obama To Meet As Keystone Pipeline Pressure Rises

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Harper's meeting with US President Barack Obama on Wednesday in the Mexican city of Toluca will be their first face-to-face talks since September, at a summit in Russia. The Canadian prime minister -- who will be accompanied by his trade, natural resources and public safety ministers -- has said the Keystone XL pipeline is crucial for his country's economic prosperity. Kim Kardashian And he has expressed deep frustration that six years after it was first proposed, oil giant TransCanada's US$5.3 billion project remains in limbo. "Of course, Harper will be tempted to pressure Obama," Pierre-Oliver Pineau, a professor in energy sector management at HEC Montreal business school, told AFP. Kim Kardashian View gallery Environmental activists inflate a long balloon to mock a pipeline during a demonstration in front of But he is unlikely to quickly sway the US leader, who faces opposition from environmentalists within his Democratic party. The United States has also increased its own oil production, making supplies from Canada less http://shpiradolp1.skyrock.com/3205883391-i-Think-People-Are-Going-Way-Too-Deep-Ray-J-Refuses-To-Deny-New-Single.html vital. - Pipe dreams - When Obama, Harper and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meet in Toluca, energy and the environment will be on the shared agenda, but the future of the Keystone project is paramount for Canada, America's neighbor and largest trading partner.
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The ?hard Candy? That Does A Body Good: Madonna Cuts Ribbon On New Gym In Toronto

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The Material Girl , whos always been hailed for her amazing physique and in particular her strong, bulging biceps has opened the doors on a club chain named after her 2008 hit album, Hard Candy, our friends at OK! report . The chains first North American location, Hard Candy Fitness , is located in Toronto, encompassing a spacious 42,000 sq. feet. It has accoutrements that will get the blood visit pumping in any fan of fitness or the femme fatale, such as a museum-like array of images of Madge on the walls, with an endless playlist of her hits blaring through the speakers. PHOTOS: Hollywood Pumas vs. Cougars!
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The ?hard Candy? That Does A Body Good: Madonna Cuts Ribbon On New Gym In Toronto

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The Material Girl , whos always been hailed for her amazing physique and in particular her strong, bulging biceps has opened the doors on a club chain named after her 2008 hit album, Hard Candy, our friends at OK! report . The chains first North American location, Hard Candy Fitness , is located in Toronto, encompassing a spacious 42,000 sq. feet. It has accoutrements that will get the blood visit pumping in any fan of fitness or the femme fatale, such as a museum-like array of images of Madge on the walls, with an endless playlist of her hits blaring through the speakers. PHOTOS: Hollywood Pumas vs. Cougars!
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Where The Money Is: An Interview With Prosper Executive, Ron Suber

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Beau Allen: Life Between Workouts (and Avoiding Candy)

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Jbc Suspends Kameda Gym Activity

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It means the JBC actually suspended the activities of Kameda gyms staging promotions featuring Kameda brothers of former WBA bantam champ Koki, current WBO bantam titleholder Tomoki and IBF super-fly ruler Daikiinside of Japan. Also, an unidentified JBC staff filed a lawsuit with Koki Kameda and Tomoki Kameda for having confined him in a room after the rules meeting and threatened him with their violent behavior. He claims a payment of 10,000,000 Yen (some 100,000 USD) for mental damage he suffered in Takamatsu, where Daiki participated in an IBF 118-pound elimination bout with Rodrigo Guerrero and acquired the vacant belt last September. Kameda brothers strongly refuted the JBC staff for the gloves required workout program by Guerrero party despite the previous agreement. Hiroshi Akiyama, the JBC director, opened a press conference and said, Until we confirms Kameda Gyms proper governance to recover, the JBC will have their licenses revoked. Nobuaki Uratani, the vice executive secretary, also said, There were too many troubles caused by Kameda Gym, and the JBC has lost mutual trusts with them. The JBC suggested Kameda gym had been actually ill-controlled by Kameda brothers father Shiro Kameda, whose license of a cornerman had been indefinitely suspended because of his repeated violence by the JBC in 2007. Haruo Kitamura, a renowned attorney, also had a press conference and argued against the JBCs punishment as an unwarrantable measure, saying Kameda Gym will ask for the JBCs reexamination, and should the JBC not overturn the verdict, it will file a case with the JBC to prove their innocence. It is a very uncomfortable incidentfor Japanese boxing fansfor the JBC to take such an action against Kameda gym that holds the active three Kameda brothers, who may be obliged to fight abroad beyond the JBCs governance or move and belong to another gym in order to go on fighting here in Japan. February 9th, 2014
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Seo As Stand-alone Tactic Is Dead

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Merkel Coalition Partner Criticises Schäuble Eu Bank Rescue Deal

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Romania?s Brancusi And Bratescu To Be Featured In Moma Exhibition In New York

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google glasses wikipedia According to the MoMa website, the exhibition considers the various roles played by the photographers studio go as an autonomous space; depending on the time period, context, and the individual motivations (commercial, artistic, scientific) and sensibilities of the photographer, the studio may be a stage, a laboratory, or a playground. Brancusi (1876-1957) is credited with being the father of modern sculptural art with his this website works fetching tens of millions of dollars at auction. He was born near Targu Jiu in 1876. He studied in Bucharest initially and later in Munich and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Brancusi worked in France and was an important part of the art scene in the early part of the 20th Century. He worked briefly in Rodins studio, before developing his own hugely influential abstract style. He did not gain favor with the communist regime Romania, which criticized his works for being bourgeois, and after he gained French citizenship, he lived out his later years as something of an exile in France.
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R?ducu: Romania Opener Key To Beating Belgium

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We had some supporters, but the hosts had a lot. That made it a little bit harder, but it was good that go!! we won. It is so important to score the first goal. Even in a EURO the first goal is very important. After we more scored the second one, it was a case of the more the better. Nelu Stancea, Romania coach I have to congratulate my players, but not only them the spectators too. The atmosphere was excellent and it made for a difficult game, but I think we got it right tactically.
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Will ?wolf Of Wall Street? Star Leonardo Dicaprio Aggregate His Way To An Oscar?

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He didnt even get a nomination for starring in the 1997 read here blockbuster Titanic, a film that was, at one time, the highest-grossing movie celebrities new in Hollywood history. DiCaprio has been nominated four times counting this year but has yet to win. Hes arguably the most critically acclaimed active star to not have an Academy Award. This Oscar season, DiCaprio is coming off a win for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes. The Globes helps Leo a lot because he won and he did well, said Anne Thompson, of the Thompson on Hollywood blog. The winners at the Globes get momentum if theyre nominated [for an Oscar]. DiCaprios career, which has spanned more than 20 years, has seen him play the lover (Romeo + Juliet), the villain (Django Unchained), the hero (Titanic), the drug addict (The Basketball Diaries) and more. Traces of some ofDiCaprios most memorable performances can found in his portrayal of Belfort, the high-flying, money-laundering, pill-popping stockbroker of The Wolf of Wall Street. Could the aggregation of his varied roles into one debauched character be enough to earn him his first Oscar?
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Usa Basketball Announces 2014-16 Roster

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Dnb Financial Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter, Full Year 2013 Results

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Total non-interest income, including fees from wealth management, gains on the sale of investment securities and SBA 7(a) loans and fees from debit cards and merchant services was $1.1 million in the fourth url quarter of 2013. Fee income from wealth management services increased 23% compared website with the fourth quarter of 2012. Total non-interest income for the 12 months of 2013 was $4.79 million compared with $4.53 million for the 12 months of 2012. The Company's gains on sale of securities increased 46% compared with 2012, and fee income from wealth management was up 43% year-over-year. Total non-interest expense was $17.45 million for the 12 months ended December 31, 2013 compared with $17.70 million for the 12 months ended December 31, 2012. While maintaining stable year-over-year expenses, the Company made significant investments in its future, including an upgraded operating system and improved network to support faster, more efficient transactions.
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Stephen Harper, Benjamin Netanyahu Sign Agreements

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Harper-Netanyahu news conference Read and watch Harper's speech to the Knesset The prime minister said the aim of the new round of talks is to reduce technical barriers to trade, more quickly resolve market access irritants and create new opportunities for Canadian agriculture, agri-food, and fish and seafood external link companies in the Israeli market. "An expanded and modernized trade agreement with Israel will generate more jobs and economic growth at home and in Israel, visit here while strengthening the close friendship that both countries enjoy," said Harper. The two leaders also agreed Tuesday to a lengthy list of common interests to pursue under what's called the Strategic Partnership memorandum of understanding. The measures include growth in security and intelligence co-operation, enhanced defence and security relations, more business links and closer academic ties. The memorandum the two leaders signed in Netanyahu's office also covers try these guys innovation, energy, international aid and human rights. The goal is to build on bilateral merchandise trade between the two countries, which the Prime Minister's office says was worth $1.41 billion in 2012.
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Air New Zealand Named Airline Of The Year By Airlineratings.com

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Cathay Pacific picked up Best Business Class and the award adds to a string of accolades the airline has won fitness for its business class offering. For value and safety in the Low Cost Airline sector the editors selected JetBlue for the Americas, Norwegian in Europe and flydubai for the Middle-East/Africa. The editors noted that these three airlines and Jetstar in Asia are clear industry website leaders in innovation and bringing people together. For excellence in Long Haul the editors selected Air Canada for the Americas, Swiss International for Europe as well as Emirates for the Middle-East/Africa and Singapore Airlines for Asia/Pacific. AirlineRatings.com has also announced its fitness top ten airlines for 2014. Heading the list is Air New Zealand followed by Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and Qantas making up the top five. The editors also recognised Etihad Airways (6th), Royal Jordanian Airlines (7th) Swiss International (8th), Virgin Atlantic (9th) and All Nippon Airways (10th). About AirlineRatings.com AirlineRatings was launched in June 2013 and safety and product rates 450 airlines using its unique seven-star rating system. It has been used by hundreds of thousands of passengers from 207 countries.
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Angela Merkel Accident: German Chancellor Fractures Pelvis Sking

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site It is expected to be weeks before she is able to walk on her own. Despite that, she continues her official duties. The chancellor will be pairing her schedule down somewhat to allow her more time for rest and recovery. Her party, the Christian Democrat Union (CDU) had been planning their winter retreat for the January 10-11 weekend, but they will push that back to allow their party leader to be present. It was only the week before that word came out that legendary German Formula One (F1) race champion Michael Schumacher struck his head while skiing in the French Alps. Schumacher remains the most successful F1 driver to this day.
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Obama invites Merkel to Washington after phone-tap row

Obama called Merkel to wish her a speedy recovery after her recent skiing injury and invited her to visit at a mutually agreeable time in the coming months, the White House said in a statement. Merkel last year reacted furiously to claims the National Security Agency had been listening in on her mobile, telling Obama in October that this would be a breach of trust between two allies. Media reports of American snooping based on documents leaked by fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden have damaged US relations with key allies and were a political and personal embarrassment for Obama. Washington never confirmed the eavesdropping, but it implicitly gave credence to the reports by the careful formulation of its response to questions from reporters. The White House said US spies were not currently monitoring Merkels phone and would not do so in the future, but would not comment on past surveillance activity.
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Obama invites German chancellor Merkel to Washington following NSA spying flap

Obama called Merkel to wish her a speedy recovery after her recent skiing injury and invited her to visit at a "mutually agreeable time in the coming months," the White House said in a statement. Merkel last year reacted furiously to claims the National Security Agency had been listening in on her mobile, telling Obama in October that this would be a "breach of trust" between two allies. Media reports of American snooping based on documents leaked by fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden have damaged US relations with key allies and were a political and personal embarrassment for Obama. Washington never confirmed the eavesdropping, but it implicitly gave credence to the reports by the careful formulation of its response to questions from reporters. The White House said US spies were not currently monitoring Merkel's phone and would not do so in the future, but would not comment on past surveillance activity. The invitation to Merkel comes as the White House tries to draw a line under the Snowden issue, with Obama poised to give a speech to Americans this month detailing how the NSA's massive phone and data collection activities will be reformed. "The president spoke to Chancellor Merkel today to wish her a speedy recovery following her injury and to congratulate her on the formation of her new cabinet," a White House statement said.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel accepts Obama invitation amid surveillance spat

The White House said : "The President spoke to Chancellor Merkel today to wish her a speedy recovery following her injury and to congratulate her on the formation of her new cabinet. The leaders noted the full agenda for 2014, including the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) negotiations and NATO Summit, and looked forward to working closely together to advance our shared interests. The President also extended an invitation to the Chancellor to visit Washington at a mutually agreeable time in the coming months." Merkel's visit would mark a thawing of relations between the two allies that were strained after Edward Snowden visit this page , a former contractor for the National Security Agency, leaked documents that suggested the agency spied on the German chancellor and other world leaders. At the time, Obama tried to assure Merkel that the U.S. "is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of Chancellor Merkel." But as Eyder [read] has noted , Merkel is hardly the only world leader the NSA is accused of spying on.
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Germany's Angela Merkel fractures pelvis in skiing accident

The US president made the invitation to the German chancellor as he called to wish her a speedy recovery from a recent skiing injury. Mrs. Merkel's office said she would accept the invitation, but did not confirm a date. Revelations last year that Mrs Merkel's phone had been tapped by the Agency triggered a furious reaction from the German leader. She said the closet surveillance operation, which was disclosed by Edward Snowden, a security contractor, represented a "breach of trust" between two historic allies.
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Germany's Merkel To Visit U.S. Amid Anger Over NSA Spying

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered a pelvis injury during ski holidays in the Swiss Alps and will have to cut back on her work schedule for the next three weeks. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)The Associated Press Next Slide Previous Slide BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel has accepted an invitation to visit the United States, months after allegations that U.S. intelligence had tapped her phone strained relations between Berlin and Washington. In a call Wednesday, President Barack Obama congratulated Merkel on forming a new government last month and wished her speedy recovery from a recent skiing accident. Merkel's spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said Obama also invited Merkel to Washington "in the coming months," which she accepted. Merkel has previously said the relationship between Germany and the U.S.
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Obama invites Merkel to Washington in bid front page to end phone bugging row

Merkel was cross-country skiing when the accident occurred. Spokesman Steffen Seibert did not disclose the date of the incident, but said her injuries are not thought to be serious and it is thought she will make a full recovery. Merkel, who has been Chancellor of Germany since 2005, will need aid to walk over the next few weeks and will be canceling some of her commitments, Seibert said. Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) said it will delay its party retreat, originally slated for January 10-11, as a result of her accident. The news of Merkel's fall comes just eight days after her fellow countryman Michael Schumacher , the most successful driver in Formula One history, was critically injured while skiing in the French Alps . Schumacher, who fell and hit his head on rocks while skiing off-piste on December 29 in Meribel, has undergone two operations and is in a medically induced coma.
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Thieves Steal Insect Collection Worth $100,000 In Southern Costa Rica

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Costa Rica: the ultimate (affordable!) tropical vacation

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California features five players on the roster while Virginia, Michigan, Georgia, and New Hampshire have two players each. Two players are from the 2013 NCAA Champion UCLA Bruins in goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland and midfielder Lauren Kaskie. Four players are represented from Stanford University in Amack, goalkeeper Jane Campbell, former U-17 co-captain Maddie Bauer and outside back Laura Liedle. Notre Dame has three players defender Cari Roccaro, former U-17 captain Morgan Andrews and defender Katie Naughton. Naughton is the oldest player on the roster as she will turn 20 in February. Penn State has two in defender Brittany Basinger and forward Mallory Webber.
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Costa Rica Backpacking & Jehovah?s Witnesses?

CANATUR said that 59 percent of employers believe the high season will be "much better" or "better" than the same period last year, while 34 percent expect tourism business to remain unchanged. Only 7 percent of respondents said tourism demand would be "worse" or "much worse" than last year's high season. "This season represents a big opportunity, as a bigger flow of tourists entering the country is expected, and they will be requiring a lot of services. However, the country must address challenges like increasing investement in security, infrastructure and other areas in order to maintain Costa Rica's status as an attractive destination that offers a unique experience for our visitors," CANATUR President Isabel Vargas said. The chamber study also indicates that job creation in the tourism sector has stagnated. "Our industry has been hit hard by high energy bills and operating costs, so employers now are very cautious about creating new jobs," Vargas added.
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Kiteboarding in Costa Rica Surges in Popularity

The food. The eco-resorts. And, of course, the zip-lining. Yes, it really is as great as your friends say it is. And, yes, you can try zip-lining over a cloud forest no matter what your level of daring is! Here, five ways to see this tropical paradise suited to five types of "vacation personalities." But the truth is, in Costa Rica you can really do it all.
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Flemingo International Makes Costa Rica Debut

Details emerge of the new opening as the company says it plans to open 40 new stores during 2014, mainly in Latin America and Southeast Asia. As reported, Flemingo makes its Chiriqui Latin American debut with the 74sq m Starter store under a four-year contract, which is located in the Arrivals area. The store carries food & beverage including snacks, sandwiches, hot dogs, rolls, coffee, water, soft drinks and beer in addition to flowers, toiletries, gifts, souvenirs and travel accessories. Flemingo said: The business has been growing steadily from the start of operations and the response from the passengers and airport staff as well as taxi drivers etc has been very positive in the first 20 days of trading. The airport handled 2.3 million arriving passengers last year, with traffic a mix of US, Canadian, Latin American and European. Through Starter, Flemingo also plans to create an Airport Employee Service where products could be delivered to their work station by 6pm if they order by noon. The brand also plans to launch combo packs (meal, water and other beverages) as well as creating a Costa Rica pavilion showcasing goods manufactured and retailed exclusively from the country in the near future. For Flemingo, the Starter format will play a part in achieving its vision of US$2 billion in turnover by 2020.
More: http://www.costaricantimes.com/flemingo-international-makes-costa-rica-debut/23996

Costa Rica: Tourism surge won't necessarily translate to new jobs

6, 5:50 p.m.)- The government of Costa Rica is reporting a larger than expected turnout of Nicaraguans requesting visas to return to Costa Rica for work after spending the Christmas holidays with family. More than 5,300 Nicaraguans have turned up at the Costa Rican embassies in Managua and Chinandega seeking visas in the past two work days, according to a report by El Informe Costa Rican Ambassador Javier Sancho. The Costa Rican government reports that it has stamped 23,080 entry visas since Dec. 11, according to a foreign ministry press release. Most of the visas have Chiriqui been issued to Nicaraguan emigrants returning to Costa Rica after the holidays, the Costa Rican government says. Ambassador Sancho said the Costa Rican embassies had prepared for the annual New Years spike in visarequests, but that this years exodus surpassed their expectations.
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More: http://www.nicaraguadispatch.com/news/2014/01/costa-rica-reports-new-years-exodus-of-nicaraguans/8510

U.S. U-20 Women?s National Team set for World Cup Qualifying against Costa Rica

"We now have Costa Rican groups who want to be entrepreneurs in drugs: owners of the drugs, the organization and the routes." Authorities say they first became aware of the operation during the investigation of a Colombian man with US citizenship who was killed in San Jose in November 2011.Deputy prosecutor for organized crimeWalter Espinoza said that the seizure in May 2013 of 1,385 kilos of cocaine was tied to the ring. Espinoza said that the organization could have regularly trafficked such quantities. Yet Public Security Minister Mario Zamora said that the raids were not related to the seizure of a small private jet found with a half ton of cocaine at a private airstrip in Limon on just one day earlierpointing to multiple major trafficking operations on Costa Rican soil. Authorities said the flight had originated in Cali, Colombia, and two Guatemalan pilots were arrested. The jet's proprietor was identified as the owner of a chain of retail stores in Guatemala, who has since disappeared. And on Dec. 16, the same day the narco-jet was busted, Nicaraguan police discovered 113 kilos of cocaine in a truck entering from Costa Rica at Penas Blancas, the major crossing between the two nations, on the Pan-American Highway.
More: http://ww4report.com/node/12900&favtitle=Costa%20Rica%3A%20the%20next%20narco-state%3F

Costa Rica reports New Year?s exodus of Nicaraguans

It means Chile will have a week to prepare for the game. Chile have been drawn against holders Spain, last times beaten finalists Holland and Austalia in Group B of the World Cup. Opponents Costa Rica have also been handed a tough World Cup challenge. Theyve been drawn in Group D against Italy, Uruguay and England. Meanwhile, Chilean footballs governing body, the ANFP, have signed a five-year agreement with Scotiabank to sponsor the Primera Division. ANFP president Sergio Jadue said: Scotiabank is a prestigious organisation and is making a categoric demonstration of the confidence that it has in football. Scotiabank general manager Francisco Sardon de Taboada added: We have a long history of supporting our communities. These type of agreements support youth development and our institution counts with a rich history in these type of activities. While the Coquimbo match is expected to feature only domestic players, Sampaoli has asked the ANFP to get clearance for CarlosMunoz from Baniyas.
More: http://www.ilovechile.cl/2014/01/08/chile-face-costa-rica-coquimbo/98873

Chile to face Costa Rica in Coquimbo

But, argued the Jamaican woman, Why not find God on the way? In Costa Rica, there are backpackers in nearly every part. They wander from hostel to hostel, in search of a somewhat clean shared bathroom or the best pool or pizza. There are also a number of travelers in the countrys four-star, all-inclusive hotels. Wherever the visitors go, they can find others just like themselves. Everyone searches for a WiFi hotspot together. No matter what town you arrive in, you find someone offering the best draft beers and cheeseburgers.
More: http://www.costaricantimes.com/costa-rica-backpacking-jehovahs-witnesses/24016

Costa Rica: the next narco-state?

The Guanacaste kiteboarding season sometimes lasts a little more than David seven months. It begins in November, a time when the torrential rains http://free.yudu.com/item/details/1540082/Centro-de-Moda-el--ctricas-ambiente-hace-Win-Over-I are receding, and lasts until the end of May and even early June just as the rains return. We are talking about constant, steady winds ideal for kiteboarding; these are not the strong and sloppy storm winds of the rainy or green season in Costa Rica. In places such as Bahia Salinas, located just south of Costa Ricas northern border with Nicaragua , the conditions are simply perfect for kiteboarding. This is where the trade winds that come in through the east are funneled into the different valleys flanked by the numerous mountains found in Costa Rica. This is a Venturi effect of sorts, whereby the wind gains kinetic energy as it is squeezed between the mountains and descends into the bay.
More: http://news.co.cr/kiteboarding-in-costa-rica-surges-in-popularity/31260/

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