Kolkata: Mohun Bagan’s new Spanish coach Kibu Vicuna on Monday said his main focus is on building a “tactically” strong team which can easily adopt to attacking style of play. The former champions had a forgettable I-League season this year, losing to arch-rivals East Bengal twice and ended their campaign with a disappointing fifth place finish. With no clarity on the next I-League, there are speculations that Bagan would join the Indian Super League along with East Bengal and both the Kolkata giants are presently busy in team building. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach Arun”I would like to build a strong team tactically and also adopt an offensive style of play. We should be to control the tempo of the games,” the 47-year-old said in the club’s website. “More than the shapes we have to build our own style and model of play. I would like to have Mohun Bagan play good offensive football. This is our objective,” the UEFA Pro Licence holder said. Vicuna, who coached Poland First Division side ‘Ekstraklasa’ previously, is busy taking inputs from the club here and is also watching videos of Indian players to prepare himself for his new assignment. Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-up”We are working with the club in order to get better players. I am watching the games from last season. I gave the club my opinion about the players and I gave suggestions about what we need to improve. I also gave the names of some Indian players who play in other teams. Also, I want to see the young players of Mohun Bagan youth teams,” he said. “I read a lot about Indian football. Last season there were a lot of Spanish players and coaches in this country. I had other possibilities but I felt that I had to take up this big challenge. “First we have to train the team and know the players’ abilities. Then, we have to meet them in order to know their strengths and weaknesses. I would also like to train individually with the players in order to help them to improve their quality. I also want to have a look at the young players of the club,” he added. Vicuna has roped in Tomasz Tchorz as his assistant. The duo had worked together at Wisla Plock in Poland. Ranjan Chowdhury will be Vicuna’s second deputy. The Mariners have retained eight players — Shankar Roy, Arijit Bagui, Sukhdev Singh, Bikramjit Singh, Gurjinder Kumar, Shilton D’Silva, Britto PM and Azharuddin Mallick. Vicuna’s first challenge will be the Calcutta Football League where Bagan ended arch-rivals East Bengal’s dominance to win the title after eight years. “We are going to prepare for Calcutta Football League as best as possible. We have to be ready to face everything. We are a professional team and we have to be prepared,” he said.
Amaravati: Telugu Desam Party supremo and former Chief Minister, N Chandrababu Naidu, on Wednesday wrote to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy requesting that the ‘Praja Vedika’ here be declared as ‘residence annex’ of the Leader of Opposition. The structure was built by the AP Capital Region Development Authority to be used essentially for official meetings by the Chief Minister. “Post Assembly elections 2019, following my demitting the CM office, I have decided to retain the same private house as per the agreed terms and conditions of the property owner. Since the Praja Vedika is located beside my existing residence, I am planning to retain it for my official use. As you are aware, I have been chosen as the leader of Telugu Desam Legislature Party to discharge my responsibilities as leader of the opposition,” Naidu pointed out in his first formal letter to the chief minister.
Kolkata: Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT), with the assistance of Kolkata Police, has been able to take possession of a land measuring 21,570 square metre at Sonai Road near Garden Reach after a long legal battle. Theplot of land was under unauthorised occupation of Ms G Q Mondal and was being used illegally for keeping containers. “Our legal department has filed a petition in Calcutta High Court through a noted solicitor firm praying for eviction of the unauthorised occupants. The high court has recently passed the order so that we can take possession of the land within 15 days,” a senior official of KoPT said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaKolkata Police has provided active support to the port authorities. Some unauthorised people who were trying to disturb the law and order situation were controlled by police. Some were arrested as well. An eviction order under Public Premises Act was issued earlier on September 2014 and attempts were made by KoPT to take over possession. But it failed due to hindrance caused by unauthorised occupants. There were outstanding dues to KoPT to the tune of more than Rs 17 crore. The KoPT authorities had also tried to take possession with the help of police, but the efforts failed again. “Our land and legal department will continue its drive to get back the possession of land from unauthorised occupants,” the official added.
CHETWYND, B.C. – The District of Chetwynd is offering sandbags ahead of the heavy rain.The District posted to their Facebook page, that the sandbags have been made available at the public works yard compound at the Chetwynd Airport. The District has also provided sand if residents would like to make their own.Environment Canada says the B.C. Peace could receive anywhere from 50 to 70 mm of rain by Friday night with communities like Chetwynd, near the Rocky Mountains receiving the most. Recreational locations in higher terrain and Highway 97 through the Pine Pass could see total rainfall amounts exceed 70 mm.Additional rainfall amounts are expected Friday night followed by a clearing trend on Saturday as the weather system departs into the Prairies.There is some uncertainty regarding rainfall amounts for urban areas over the Plains such as Fort St. John and Dawson Creek. A slight shift in the storm track could shift heavy precipitation north or south of the populated centres.Thunderstorms will also play a large role in the weather this weekend with locally intense downpours, gusty winds, and lightning.
11 January 2008The independent body recently set up with the help of the United Nations to investigate the presence and activities of illegal armed groups in Guatemala will be officially launched today in the Central American nation’s capital. Participating in today’s ceremony will be the UN’s top political official, B. Lynn Pascoe, as well as Carlos Castresana Fernández, the former Spanish prosecutor designated by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to head the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (known by its Spanish initials as CICIG). The Commission was established under an agreement between the UN and the Guatemalan Government that came into effect on 4 September last year. An independent, non-UN body, the CICIG will be able to conduct its own investigations and also help local institutions, particularly the Office of the Public Prosecutor. One of the Commission’s tasks is to recommend public policies and any legal or institutional measures for eradicating illegal armed groups and preventing their re-emergence. The CICIG, which operates with assistance from the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA) in New York and support in Guatemala from the UN Development Programme (UNDP), is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from the international community. Over three decades of conflict in Guatemala ended with the signing of peace accords in December of 1996, but concern has been mounting in recent years that illegal security groups and clandestine security organizations have continued to operate with impunity, conduct criminal activities and violate human rights.
On the markets at midmorning (ET):The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 25.91 points to 15,917.54, after 90 minutes of trading.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 11.54 points to 23,412.40. The S&P 500 index was up 13.92 points to 2,574.32 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 98.41 points to 6,655.18.The Canadian dollar was trading at 77.57 cents US, down from Thursday’s average price of 77.94 cents US.The December crude contract was up 73 cents to US$53.37 per barrel and the December natural gas contract was down eight cents to US$2.97 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up $1.30 to US$1,270.90 an ounce and the December copper contract was down one cent to US$3.17 a pound.
William Shatner is asking condo developer Brad Lamb to make a sizable donation to his charity after the Star Trek star’s name was used to advertise a condo unit in Hamilton.Last week, the Montreal-born actor called out Lamb on Twitter for using his name and caricature likeness in brochures to sell the million-dollar unit. Mr. @BradJLamb it has come to my attention you are using my name & caricature likeness in your brochures to sell real estate. You are also using the name & likeness of @hwinkler4real & others I do not recall giving you permission to use my name or likeness https://t.co/EBG2lbGBYr pic.twitter.com/moN5n351py— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) November 22, 2017Lamb later issued a statement saying his intention was to pay tribute to the stars and that his company was making every effort to remove references to Shatner and the other celebrities from promotional material.But Shatner tweeted late Monday, “Removing my name doesn’t exonerate you for damages for using my brand in a commercial venture. I understand you are a kind gentleman; let’s settle this like gentlemen.”He then proposed Lamb give “a nice big donation” to Shatner’s charity in lieu of having to talk to his laywers.Television City is a $360-million project by the Lamb Development Corporation which includes plans to build two connected towers at Jackson and Caroline streets. It’s set to take over the current home of CHCH TV studios, however, CHCH TV is not involved in the development.
Dragon Mining Limited released the December 2008 quarterly report which highlights record quarterly gold production for the group of 21,061 oz at an average cash cost of $520/oz. At Svartliden in Sweden gold production for the quarter was 11,332 oz at an average cash cost of $476/oz. Encouraging final results were received from diamond core drilling to improve confidence in the resource estimate and upgrade the reource catgories in preparation for open pit mining at the Jokisivu gold project in Finland. At Dragon’s Vammala processing centre in Finland record gold production was achieved for the quarter – 9,729 oz at an average cash cost of $570/oz (including refining costs of $106/oz).Diamond drilling focused on the depth extensions at Svartliden returned high grade intercepts including 5 m @ 11.24 g/t Au, 4 m @ 7.39 g/t Au, 4 m @ 18.23 g/t Au and 11m @ 9.83 g/t Au. Diamond drilling has also confirmed the discovery of a previously unknown zone of precious metal mineralisation within the Hanhimaa Project in northern Finland. The drilling program which targeted the Kiimakuusikko area, intercepted zones of hydrothermally altered rocks with elevated gold and silver contents, including a best intercept of 3.45 m @ 3.94 g/t Au and 5.26 g/t Ag.
THE PORTUGUESE soccer legend Eusebio has died. The former Benfica striker was 71.Portuguese national broadcaster RTP is also reporting the death, saying that Eusebio had suffered heart problems in recent years.The LUSA news agency said that Eusebio da Silva Ferreira, to give him his full name, died of cardio-pulmonary arrest at 4.30am.Nicknamed the ‘Black Panther’ or ‘the Black Pearl’, the Mozambican-born frontman is widely considered to be have been one of the greatest players of all-time.His speed, technique, powerful right foot and strength were just some of the attributes which made him one of the best strikers of his generation.He came to prominence at the 1966 World Cup in England where he finished as the tournament’s top scorer with nine goals, four of which he scored in one incredible 5-3 win over North Korea at Goodison Park.Eusebio played for 15 of his 22 years as a professional footballer at Benfica, scoring an incredible 317 goals in just over 300 games and winning 11 league titles and one European Cup.He won the Ballon D’Or, European football’s most prestigious individual honour, in 1965.YouTube: MNarek91
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Cash-strapped Greece has racked up mounting debts with international drugmakers and now owes the industry more than 1.1 billion euros, a leading industry official said on Wednesday.The rising unpaid bill reflects the growing struggle by the nearly bankrupt country to muster cash, and creates a dilemma for companies under moral pressure not to cut off supplies of life-saving medicines.Richard Bergstrom, director general of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, told Reuters his members had not been paid by Greece since December 2014. They are owed money by both hospitals and state-run health insurer EOPYY.Drugmakers and EU officials are now discussing options in the event Greece defaults on its debt or leaves the eurozone, disrupting imports of vital goods, including medicines.“We have started a conversation in Brussels with the European Commission,” Bergstrom said. “We want the Commission to know that our companies are in this for the long run and are committed to Greece.”There is a precedent for the pharmaceutical industry to agree exceptional supply measures during a financial crisis. It happened in Argentina in 2002, when some firms agreed to continue to supply drugs for a period without payment.But the situation is complicated in Europe, given EU competition rules. They mean the Commission would need to take the initiative in approving any special scheme.Drugmakers want any emergency programme to include steps to mitigate spillover effects on other markets, including curbs on re-exports of drugs and a block on other governments referencing Greek prices when setting their own drug prices.Although Greece represents less than 1 percent of world drugs sales, it can have a bigger impact because of such reference pricing — and the effect could be dramatic if it left the euro and prices in euro terms fell sharply.Some drugs imported into Greece are already re-exported to other European countries under EU free-trade rules.The drugs industry has been here before. Greece also ran up large debts for its medicines in 2010-12, although they have since been repaid, with some companies receiving payment in government bonds that were subsequently written down in value.Simply turning off the supply is not an option for the industry, as Novo Nordisk discovered at the start of Greek debt crisis five years ago when it faced a storm of protest over plans to halt some insulin deliveries.Greece imports nearly all its medicines. It has historically used a relatively high proportion of branded drugs, but the financial crisis has prompted greater uptake of cheaper generic products.Source: Reuters
Stay on target Only here in Texas is where u gotta fight nature at all times to get things— Randy Romero (@Bluedragon6287) July 9, 2019 A Texas man recently came across a terrifying find when he lifted his fishing rod and discovered a big snake coiled around his catch of the day.On Sunday, the man, who goes by the Twitter handle TEXAS WILD BOY, shared a video of the grotesque scenario, which showed the stubborn reptile wrapped around the still-breathing fish, AOL.com reported. The man then turned the camera on himself and showed his annoyed stare, as he tried to make sense of the snake versus fish showdown.The things I go through with bayou fishing pic.twitter.com/5E5qqg6Ira— TEXAS WILD BOY (@ChaseThePlayBoy) July 8, 2019“The things I go through when bayou fishing,” he wrote on Twitter with a tears of joy emoji.The viral video, which racked up 215,000 likes and 57,000 comments, spooked a lot of Twitter users.pic.twitter.com/5QlCiTGuun— Wilson Herlin (@comingsaint) July 8, 2019 Ok throw that back & let them figure that out! pic.twitter.com/9SkvbqxxZh— Yeah I Said It (@ASK_DST) July 8, 2019 His face took me out at the end like “wtf ima do with this?!” — Amari🥰 (@_kittyyyy__) July 8, 2019 Him, the snake, the fish, and Twitter seeing who’s gonna make a move first pic.twitter.com/NB4EpigXfk— Trev.Life (@Mytrevlife) July 9, 2019When it comes to epic meal time, snakes are definitely going the extra mile to eat their prey: In Australia, a kayaker recently witnessed a massive python chowing down on a ginormous crocodile in the water. Even though both animals were big in size, the snake clearly won the match and was caught swallowing the entire crocodile in horrifying photos.More on Geek.com:Massive Bullsnake Found in Bathtub in Minnesota HomeWatch: Enormous 6-Foot Snake Rescued From Car Engine in ConnecticutExotic Snakes Caught Wandering Around North Carolina Marine Base Caught on Camera: Copperhead Snakes Mate on Bike TrailRare Two-Headed Timber Rattlesnake Spotted in New Jersey Bruuuh, SEE THIS IS WHY I HATE SNAKES!!! THEY ON THE GROUND, THEY IN THE WATER AND THEY IN BE IN THE SKY IN THEM AIRPLANES, NO ONE IS SAFE — 𝘓𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘭 (@GoneLethal) July 8, 2019
Inc., a national magazine focused on private business, named DiscoverOrg among its 200 “Best Workplaces 2017,” in its second annual survey.The Vancouver company, which sells market intelligence to businesses, was graded based on culture, benefits and employee engagement.Results were based on a 30-question survey given to at least 10 employees with which to evaluate their respective companies. DiscoverOrg said its employees found its leaders are encouraging, fair and provide “ample” training.“Employees consistently cited a collaborative environment of mutual care and respect, inclusivity, and the feeling of being valued as an employee and a human,” DiscoverOrg said in a press release. The company, founded in 2007, has regularly been featured on lists of fastest-growing companies, including six times in Inc.
Two disaster relief volunteers from Vancouver are traveling to help people affected by the devastating wildfires raging across Southern California, according to American Red Cross Cascades Region.The volunteers will help manage shelters taking in families who were evacuated from their homes, said Monique Dugaw, Red Cross regional director of communications. A total of seven shelters have been opened so far, Dugaw said.Red Cross said more than 430 people spent the night in the shelters Tuesday. “Our focus is ensuring people have their basic needs met and a safe place to stay if they were affected by an evacuation order, or if their home was destroyed, help them with the recovery process,” she said.In all, 15 responders from the Cascades Region of Oregon and Southwest Washington are on their way to California. They hail from Vancouver and the Oregon communities of Salem, Mosier, Medford, Springfield, Beaverton, Astoria, Gold Beach, Oregon City and Keizer, according to Red Cross.The Clark County fire departments contacted for this story said they had not sent firefighters or personnel south to help.
Arman Ali – wheelchair user and Director of the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) while grappling to reach the Chennai airport, was at the receiving end of insensitivity and discrimination from two Uber cab drivers. Ali booked his first ride which was canceled despite a confirmation with the Uber Driver. Subsequently, he booked a second ride and requested the cab driver to place his wheelchair in the backseat as there was no space in the boot; he not only refused to do that but abruptly pushed him out. Ali shares that he faced not only humiliation but also a delay in time which caused him not just to miss his Also Read – Who is your CM candidate, AAP asks BJP Advertise With Us flight and incur a monetary loss, but also an important meeting scheduled the same evening. Arman took to social media as a tool to share his discriminatory experience which goes in violation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act of 2016. Ali shares indignantly “I received a verbal confirmation from the driver and after having me wait for about 15 minutes, the driver canceled the booking. In the second cab, after I settled down with my luggage placed in, the cab driver refused to complete the ride because he did not want to put my wheelchair in the back seat.” Also Read – Charge sheet against AAP MLA Gulab Singh Advertise With Us Ali shares that he suffered not just a massive delay but also damage which caused him to purchase a new ticket for Rs 14,000 along with two additional hours of wait time. “This also resulted in my missing an important meeting,” shares the activist who has led campaigns and engaged the national judiciary in upholding the rights of persons with disabilities. Advertise With Us “The country is still not a comfortable place for persons with disabilities,” shares Ali. “Even after India has signed the UN-CRPD and even after the RPWD 2016 has been passed, there is still such discrimination against people with disabilities at every level. Sadly, this is not a new phenomenon as every day, they face discrimination in every field,” he adds. A similar incident occurred in Delhi on July 18th, 2017, when wheelchair user Preeti Singh’s Uber driver threw a fuss, repeatedly complaining that her wheelchair was going to ruin his cab. The distressed Preeti argued saying “Of course I’m going to go with my wheelchair. Nobody asks anyone to keep their legs behind when traveling in a cab, why me?” While various taxi aggregators follow the non-discrimination policy, this seems to be just on paper. They cannot ensure non-discrimination unless training is provided to its drivers with regards to sensitivity and respect towards all its customers. Such incidences are common especially for persons with disabilities which makes sensitizing and training of the drivers towards them an absolute necessity and the need of the hour. Another matter of concern is the fact that the Uber app does not allow wheelchair users to indicate that an individual is wheelchair bound. If the company had this provision, it could ensure that only cars that have a free boot or carrier are sent for such customers.
Hyderabad:A tip off from a person sent a BTech graduate behind bars for outraging the modesty of a woman. According to Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat, the accused G Shiva Reddy (25), a resident of Kothapet on July 12 riding a bike at SBH Colony in LB Nagar followed a teenage girl and groped her by touching her private parts from back side and fled from the spot. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us This was witnessed by one local person by name Dandi Ravi, a resident of SBH Colony, who immediately ranged up dial 100 and reported the incident to Rachakonda CP who in turn assigned the task to SOT sleuths. Meanwhile, the victim who is a beautician and a resident of LB Nagar, lodged a complaint in the police station. Police registered a case under section 354 IPC and launched a hunt to nab the culprit. Police could identify and arrest the culprit G Shiva Reddy on Friday and produced him before court. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us During interrogation the accused confessed that after noticing the victim woman moving lonely on the road during nighthourhe covered his face with handkerchief and groped her by touching her private parts with an intention to outrage her modesty. Further, he confessed that two months back also he misbehaved with onewoman pedestrian at HaripuriColony in Chaitanyapuri. CP Mahesh M Bhagwat rewarded Ravi with Rs 10,000 cash and appreciation letter for taking an active role by capturing CCTV footage from his residence and intimating the incident to Commissioner.
IllustrationA youth was stabbed to death and another was injured over a mobile phone in Sherpur upazilla of Bogra on Wednesday night.The deceased is Abbas Ali, 24, from Mohipur Jamtala village in Sherpur upazilla.Injured Md Faruk, 15, a Class-X student, was under treatment at Sherpur Upazilla Health Complex.Police have detained a youth, Niyamul Haque, 19, on suspect of his involvement with the incident. He disclosed names of five persons involved with the stabbing.Quoting Niyamul, Sherpur police station inspector Bulbul Islam said Maruf and Shakil, 19, from Mohipur had an enmity over an old mobile phone set. On Wednesday night, Maruf’s friend Abbas had an altercation with Shakil over the phone set.At a stage of the altercation, Shakil’s friend Al Amin stabbed Abbas and Maruf indiscriminately in Bottola Bazar area of Mohipur village, leaving them injured critically.Locals rushed Abbas to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital where physicians declared him dead on arrival.Family of the deceased said they would file a murder case.Sherpur police station office-in-charge Khan Md Erfan said police were trying to arrest other suspects.
14 centers in the United States and 46 in the world offer the non-invasive and precise radiotherapy that uses a single beam of high-energy protons to treat various forms of cancer including prostate, pediatric, sarcoma, brain, lung and breast cancers. Proton beams can be within millimeters of accuracy to deliver maximum energy in a controlled range of cancerous tumors. News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Related Content Feature | January 21, 2014 Tennessee Center Treats Patients With Proton Therapy Prostate cancer patients among first to receive advanced, less invasive treatment The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Provision Medical Director Marcio Fagundes, M.D., performed the treatments for two Knoxville residents and a North Carolinian. A board-certified radiation oncologist, Dr. Fagundes began treating patients with proton therapy at Harvard Medical School in 1993. Provision Center for Proton Therapy will have three treatment rooms and capacity to treat up to 900 cancer patients annually. Treatments will typically require daily 30 to 45 minute sessions for two months. Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more For more information: provisionproton.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 January 21, 2014 — Three prostate cancer patients were among the first to receive treatment at the Provision Center for Proton Therapy in Knoxville, Tenn., the state’s first proton therapy center. News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more
Costa Rica exports of goods during the first quarter of 2013 slightly surpassed $3 billion, which is 3.5 percent more than that recorded for the same period last year, when the figure reached almost $2.9 billion, the Foreign Trade Ministry said on Monday.Trade Minister Anabel González said in a press release that “the international economic situation is not the best,” and Costa Rica should keep looking for new markets in Latin America and Asia.“We must take advantage of opportunities in regions and countries where we have established a trade platform, and where growth rates are more robust, such as those in Asia, Perú, Chile and Colombia,” González said.The report indicates that Intel microprocessors lead the numbers with $776.9 million in export revenue, an increase of 24.8 percent compared to the first quarter of 2012.North America – primarily the United States – is the main destination of Costa Rican exports with a share of $1.3 billion, followed by the European Union with $583.4 million and Asia with $427.8 million.In 2012, Costa Rican exports totaled $11.2 billion, an increase of 9 percent compared to the figures recorded in 2011. Facebook Comments No related posts.
A voice has been silenced that could turn a soccer goal into music, sport into poetry, Costa Rica’s athletic victories into an operatic expression of joy.Sportscaster Mario McGregor, who had a history of heart problems, suffered a heart attack this afternoon and was taken to Hospital Calderón Guardia in San José. He died there at approximately 2 p.m. today, Radio Columbia, his employer of many years, announced on its website. He was 59.Costa Ricans of all walks of life rushed to express their sorrow at the loss, including President Luis Guillermo Solís, who posted a message on his Facebook page.“I am profoundly sorry to learn of the death of Mario McGregor, Costa Rica’s greatest ‘Double M,’” the president wrote, referring to the broadcaster’s nickname. “I extend my sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. To Mario, so talented and with that unequalled voice: thank you for so much. Peace!”McGregor made his radio debut nearly 40 years ago on a sports show for the station Stereo Bahía Limón, and narrated his first game in 1978, Radio Columbia reported.There are so many extraordinary moments from McGregor’s decades narrating Ticos’ proudest moments. One is certainly his elated reaction to a goal by Costa Rica against Italy at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil: Rest in peace, Double M. You will be sorely missed. Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rica returns with full-strength lineup in last step toward World Cup qualifying Costa Rica’s Sele out of Korea U-20 World Cup Costa Rica tops Russia 4-3 in road friendly The 5 greatest moments in Costa Rican soccer history McGregor’s ecstatic voice was always there to anoint the Costa Rican national team in its most historic moments, including La Sele’s first ever World Cup goal in Italy 1990 when Juan Cayasso scored against Scotland:The news of his passing broke just as La Sele prepared for its game, taking place at the time of this writing, against El Salvador. McGregor had planned to call the game as usual. Costa Rican stars took to Facebook to express their sadness: (Via Facebook)