Karina Ramos wins Miss Costa Rica 2014 pageant

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica celebrates 66th anniversary of the abolition of its army Pope Francis meets the Castros after mass on iconic Havana square Pope Francis tells bishops that clergy abuse must not be repeated Arcadio’s World Karina Ramos Leitón, 20, has won the Miss Costa Rica 2014 beauty pageant. And it seemingly blew her mind.“I don’t remember very well what I was thinking,” Ramos told La Nación about the announcement. “I just felt great relief … I threw my head back, I looked upward and said, ‘God, it happened.’”A Heredia native, Ramos moved to San José in 2008 to study public relations at ULatina. But before she pursues her career in radio and television, Ramos will compete in Miss Universe, the most famous beauty pageant in the world.The Miss Costa Rica competition has been crowning smiley young Ticas since 1954, and the tiny nation has a long and storied history on the global stage, starting with Marían Esquivel McKeown of San José, who was a Top 15 finalist at Miss Universe. Costa Ricans have performed particularly well in recent years, with Johanna Solano being selected for the Top 10 in 2011 and Fabiana Granados earning Top 16 in 2013. Other distinctions include the International Coffee Queen (2006), Miss Photogenic (1978), and Miss Congeniality (1956). Perhaps the most curious win was “Miss Asia Pacific,” in 1996 and 1998.Ramos is no stranger to pageants: She has participated in a number of major events, earning Top 20 at the Miss Supranational Costa Rica competition in 2012, among other titles. She will replace Fabiana Granados as Miss Costa Rica until mid-2015.To date, Costa Rica has never won the Miss Universe crown. But it would definitely be fun to watch if it happens this year, because Ramos’s head might explode.To learn more about Miss Costa Rica (in Spanish), visit the official website. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

July 23 2014Sheets of a DuPont Tyvek fiberglass

first_imgJuly 23, 2014Sheets of a ‘DuPont Tyvek’ fiberglass cloth were applied between the layers of poly urathane foam.Jeff Stein: “And by the way, we used that very material, Tyvek, during the 1978 festival “Art and the Environment” here at Arcosanti, to make indestructable Japanese kites with artist Tal Streeter. It looks and feels just like rice paper, except you cannot tear it. THe US Post Office uses it, too, for certain envelopes, and it is used on roofs and walls as a building-wrap, the way we just used it on the East Housing roof.”[photos and text by Sue Kirsch]The final coat is a brilliant white.A few pavers have been laid to allow access to the skysuite.In the back of the photo we see a wooden form for a new final step to the stair case by which one has access to the East Housing roof.last_img read more

Satellite pay TV operator Dish has become the firs

first_imgSatellite pay TV operator Dish has become the first US service provider to make Netflix available via its set-top boxes.The subscription video-on-demand service is now available via Dish’s second-generation Hopper set-tops, giving Dish customers the ability to subscribe to Netflix and view shows including House of Cards and Orange is the New Black from the same platform they use to view their linear payTV channels.Netflix is currently available via an app on Dish’s broadband-connected Hopper boxes, but the service will be rolled out to the operator’s Joey, Super Joey and Wireless Joey boxes in the coming months.Dish said that Netflix titles could also be integrated into its unified search functionality across live, recorded and on-demand programming on the its Hopper boxes and its planned forthcoming OTT service.“Pairing Netflix with Hopper represents the consolidation of two incredible video experiences,” said Vivek Khemka, DISH senior vice president of product management. “This app integration eliminates the need to switch television inputs to access content on varying devices. It gives our customers easy access to their favorite shows and movies, on both DISH and Netflix, without ever having to leave their Hopper.”“As the first major pay-TV provider in the U.S. to add the Netflix app to its set-top box, Dish strengthens an already robust video entertainment experience for its customers,” said Bill Holmes, global head of business development at Netflix. “Many households subscribe to both Netflix and a traditional pay-TV service. Our vast library of TV shows and movies, combined with Dish’s lineup of live television content, gives customers easy access to a wide variety of complementary programming.”last_img read more

Vodafone Spain has launched My Nick Jr Viacoms i

first_imgVodafone Spain has launched My Nick Jr, Viacom’s interactive and personalized channel aimed at pre-school kids, to its offering.The app enables parents to decide what they allow kids to watch and how much viewing is permitted.Parents can choose between a range of educative themes, including learning foreign languages, memory games and logic puzzles. Within the parameters set by parents, kids can indicate if they like or dislike individual segments, creating a personalized experience.Vodafone is making My Nick Jr available to all customers with its Extra and Total packages.last_img read more

Disabled voters have told a minister what he shoul

first_imgDisabled voters have told a minister what he should do to make it easier for them to take part in the democratic process.Disabled service-users and representatives of three Brighton charities met Chris Skidmore, the minister for the constitution, when he visited them this week as part of an ongoing national tour.The three charities, Brighton Housing Trust, which deals with housing, homelessness, substance misuse and mental health issues; Blind Veterans UK; and the advocacy charity Brighton and Hove Speakout, have all worked to improve disabled people’s participation in the democratic process.Skidmore (pictured) was visiting Brighton as part of his Every Voice Matters tour, which is aimed at helping tackle barriers to voter registration, and is part of the development of his democratic engagement strategy.A spokeswoman for Skidmore said the strategy would “set out how the government will make our democracy as inclusive as possible”.One of the disabled campaigners the minister met was Rohan Lowe, a trustee of Brighton and Hove Speakout, and a participant in the charity’s Being Heard in Government project, which aims to ensure people with learning difficulties are more involved in democracy.He and his colleagues stressed the importance of political parties producing accessible election manifestos.He said they also told the minister how election candidates frequently use “jargon”, and how support workers often tell the person they are supposed to be supporting how to vote.Lowe also told the minister how he had asked a question at a Brighton and Hove City Council public meeting, but had found it difficult to respond when asked if he wanted to ask a “supplementary question”.He told Disability News Service that he and his colleagues had been “quite impressed” by what Skidmore told them, and that the minister had promised that communities and local government secretary Sajid Javid would respond to recommendations made in the group’s report on accessing democracy.Asked how important it was to ensure people with learning difficulties had access to the democratic process, Lowe said: “It is very important, because the decisions that are made affects them directly.“It is their services that will be or are affected by decisions that are being made.”Skidmore also met with residents and staff at Blind Veterans UK’s Brighton Centre, which has worked with the city council to improve access to voting.Sharman Collins, the centre’s social worker, said the centre – which has 32 permanent residents but also offers respite and holiday facilities, training and rehabilitation – had “quite a good record” of enabling residents to vote and worked “quite closely with the council to make sure that happens”.One positive development nationally, she said, was the introduction of a waiver form which means voters whose signature has changed over time – like many of the centre’s residents – do not now need to sign the form applying to vote by post or to allow someone to vote on their behalf.But she said the minister had been told by residents of the need for more accessible information at election time and for more visits from parliamentary candidates to services such as the Brighton Centre during election campaigns.She praised the minister for “listening” during his visit, but added: “He was really open to people’s views but he didn’t really give us his vision of where things were going to go in the future.”Skidmore said the visits had helped him “understand how we can support vulnerable people to ensure that ours is a democracy that everyone can participate in.“Nearly three million applications to register to vote were received online between 18 April and 22 May but there are still under-represented groups we can improve the processes for.“Regardless of who you are, or how you vote, every voice matters and we encourage you to register to vote.”last_img read more

The Big Reason Why You Should Hire Highly Educated Employees

first_img Next Article The Big Reason Why You Should Hire Highly Educated Employees Nina Zipkin Entrepreneur Staff They are more likely to detect patterns and speak up if something seems amiss. Add to Queue Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Hiringcenter_img –shares Image credit: graphicstock 2 min read When you’re looking to hire, you’re thinking about cultural fit and whether a candidate has not only the qualifications to fulfill your company’s needs now, but also the potential to take on more responsibility in the future.Despite the debate around whether leaders need college degrees, a recent study out of the University of Georgia found that the educational background of non-executive hires can make a big difference in the long term success of your business — and keep you out of trouble with the law.Researchers found that when it comes to handling sensitive financial data, employees who have the most extensive educational backgrounds are best at forecasting trends and dealing with legal matters.Related: Education vs. Experience: Which One Is More Important?”We find that when companies are located in a place where the workforce is highly educated, they produce better accounting information,” said study co-author John Campbell, an associate professor of accounting in UGA’s Terry College of Business, in a summary of the findings. “The employees don’t have to be experts in accounting, but if they see something that doesn’t look right, they’re more likely to say something about it and tell their superiors about it.”As your business expands, you need to be on top of your books, and non-executive employees often are the first line of defense for finding errors in your accounting. Building off that observation, the researchers also identified a correlation between educated populations and fewer instances of misconduct in both business and politics.”There’s a study in political science showing that states that have more educated voter bases have less corruption in their political systems, and we wanted to see if that analogy held in business,” Campbell said. “One of the reasons for that might be whistleblowers. In both instances, the better-educated the population is, the more likely there will be a whistleblower if something bad is going on.” Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. Register Now » September 22, 2017last_img read more

Health Regulators Are Investigating Theranoss Blood Test Technology

first_img Geoff Weiss Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Next Article –shares Health Regulators Are Investigating Theranos’s Blood Test Technology Following complaints by two former Theranos employees, the U.S. government is investigating claims that the beleaguered blood startup forged ahead with faulty testing and employed questionable lab protocols, casting greater doubt upon its proprietary technology, which purports to conduct a wide range of tests using a mere finger prick of blood.The first complaint, filed to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal health agency, alleges that managers at Theranos told staffers to continue using its technology in 2013 and 2014 despite the fact that it derived “radically different results” in the span of a single day, according to The Wall Street Journal, which was first to report both complaints.The former employee also told CMS that, until as recently as May, Theranos had diluted the tiny samples of blood it collects to create a larger sample that it could then run on a traditional lab machine — a practice experts say can result in error.With regard to the CMS complaint, a Theranos spokesperson told the Journal that the company had not been provided with “a copy of any alleged complaint, so we have no basis to evaluate what is in it or even if a complaint has been filed.”Related: Safeway Seeks to Dissolve Secret $350 Million Deal With Beleaguered Blood Startup TheranosThe second complaint, sent to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), alleged that the company’s approved test for herpes, which is the only test it can currently conduct using its proprietary technology, was attained using imprecise lab practices. The former employee said that Theranos underreported how often its machines broke down during the process, and added that crucial parts of its devices were modified during the test.With regard to this complaint, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has previously denied diluting samples, after an exposé by the Journal last October dredged up many of the same allegations. At the time, Holmes told the Journal that “it’s just not possible to dilute a sample and put it on to a commercial analyzer.”Theranos also told the Journal that it adhered to protocols in submitting its herpes test to the FDA. Buchanan called the former employee who filed the complaint “disgruntled” and “uninformed.”Theranos, formerly a darling of the startup world with a valuation of $9 billion, has seen its reputation punctured in recent months as its accuracy and honesty have come under fire. Thirty-one-year-old Holmes, who is the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, has orchestrated a bold PR coup and restructured the company’s illustrious board in a bid to attain FDA approval and refute the potentially damning press.Related: Out For Blood: Theranos Orchestrates Bold PR Coup in the Face of Damning Allegations December 21, 2015 Image credit: Shutterstockcenter_img Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Former Staff Writer 3 min read Add to Queue Theranos Enroll Now for $5last_img read more

Encounter breaks out between Naxals police in Gadchiroli

first_imgEncounter breaks out between Naxals, police in GadchiroliThe police retaliated after Naxals opened fire.advertisement Asian News International GadchiroliJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 11:12 IST An exchange of fire took place between Naxals and Gadchiroli Police in a remote area in Etapalli tahsil in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district on Thursday.The police retaliated after Naxals opened fire. They later fled the spot.The police has recovered arms and other things belonging to the Naxals from the encounter site.No casualties have been reported.Also read: Skirmish between police, Naxals in Gadchiroli forestALSO WATCH| 2 jawans, 1 journalist killed in Naxal attack in ChhattisgarhFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byIram Ara Ibrahim Nextlast_img read more

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