New Adamson coach Onyok Getigan has eyes on big prize after triumphant debut

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Jayson Castro, TNT hold off Rain or Shine Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:33Duterte mulling ban on plastic use00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Getigan also noted that winning a championship boils down to effort.“The secret in becoming a champion is preparation and hard work, and that’s where you will get ahead,” said Getigan who led King’s Montessori School to the national championship among girls’ volleyball programs.“If your opponents are resting, you shouldn’t do the same and instead start training. We’ll have intense practices from now on.”ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbedcenter_img P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Onyok Getigan just coached his first game for Adamson in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament, but he already has his sight set on lofty goals for his team.“I want to lead this team to a championship,” said Getigan in Filipino after the Lady Falcons swept National University 25-15, 25-19, 25-22 Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Getigan was an assistant with the Lady Falcons during the tenure of Air Padda, who was now demoted to being the strength and conditioning coach, but wasn’t that active with the team since he handled King’s Montessori School.“I know I don’t say it to them but it’s always in my mind that I want to lead them to the title,” said Getigan, who was also aware of the prospect that he’ll face his former players like La Salle’s Norielle Ipac and University of the Philippines’ Maristela Layug and Lorie Lyn Layug.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesGetigan added that even though he became Adamson’s head coach four games into the season, and with a 1-3 record, the one thing he can change with the team is change the team’s effort levels.Adamson, unlike other teams in the league, holds once-a-day practices and he knows that he can’t change the Lady Falcons’ schedule but he can adjust the intensity of their training. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Zimbabwe pull out of T20 tri-series in Bangladesh

first_imgZimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has announced that the team will not travel to Bangladesh for the T20 tri-series.”To exacerbate the matter, ZC will not be able to stage first domestic competitions nor to fulfill its Future Tours Programme (FTP) and other international obligations, including the tour to Bangladesh for a T20 triangular series that also includes Afghanistan in September,” ZC said in a statement on Saturday.The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday suspended ZC with immediate effect for failing to fulfill their obligation of ensuring that there is no government interference in its administration.Zimbabwe was scheduled to travel to Bangladesh to play T20 tri-series in September that includes Afghanistan and the home side.”In all this, players and staff are bearing the brunt of the standoff and they might be forced to go for months or forever without their salaries and match fees,” the statement added.”We would like to see our teams playing again as soon as possible and the ZC board is ready to cooperate with the SRC and other stakeholders to get Zimbabwe back to operating within the confines of the ICC statutes again,” the statement said.Read more | We can’t afford to hang on to the World Cup win: James Anderson advises England teammates ahead of AshesAlso see:last_img read more

Football clubs should stop exaggerating their attendance figures

first_img Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Celtic Football fans attach emotional significance to how many people turn up to watch their team play. We feel pride when our club packs out our home stands or takes a boisterous army on the road and we delight in mocking our rivals when clusters of empty seats punctuate their sections. Attendance ribbing is a time-honoured staple of supporter culture, albeit one now threatened by practices imported from the American sports industry.A club’s attendance figures can be compared to the body’s heartbeat. They reflect overall health. Victories, defeats, goals scored and league position are key drivers behind a club’s popularity, but success on the pitch doesn’t necessarily translate into increased turnstile clicks. Stadium facilities must meet the needs of a diverse, modern-day support; directors need to follow a vision for the club that aligns with the fans’ expectations; sales and marketing departments have to capture the attention of the potential fanbase; and ticket prices need to be acceptable.External factors also play a part: weather, kick-off times, competing events and so on. Today’s match reports feature all kinds of statistics – from ball possession and shots on goal to pass completion and distances covered – yet the attendance figure holds a unique magnetism that allows us to gauge the vitality of our clubs.American sports executives have long operated under different rules, whereby the announced attendance frequently bears little relation to the number of people present. Clubs and leagues want to inflate their numbers. Higher crowds attract more lucrative sponsorship contracts. They persuade city officials to allocate taxpayers’ funds to new stadium projects for clubs owned by billionaires. They have prompted Major League Soccer to tout itself as the world’s sixth most popular league based on a deeply flawed comparison to global averages. Twitter Share on WhatsApp Reuse this content Share on LinkedIn Rose Reilly: the Scottish footballer who won the World Cup as Italy captain Guardian Sport Network 46,000 fans a game: Atlanta United’s strange success far from soccer’s heartland Share on Twitter Over the last few years the trend has spread to Europe, partly due to American investors buying into football clubs. Since Stan Kroenke became Arsenal’s largest shareholder in 2011, their fans have noticed some unlikely attendance figures. “It’s been a running joke that halfway through the second half, Arsenal will announce an attendance figure of around 60,000,” wrote Phil Wall of the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust in August 2014 after Metropolitan Police figures for the previous season showed that average crowds at the Emirates were 6,550 lower than the club claimed. “It helps the team if the stadium is actually full rather than just pretending to be,” wrote Wall. “Better atmosphere, more backing for the team, more enjoyable for everyone. It’s a no-brainer.” The situation harms fans. Either they are unable to obtain a ticket when thousands of seats are lying unused or they are left in a stadium where the atmosphere is diluted. The clubs, however, might want to bolster attendance figures to justify soaring ticket prices.It’s not just an issue at Arsenal. Greater Manchester Police records revealed the average crowd at Old Trafford during the 2012-13 season was almost 10,000 lower than Manchester United’s figure; Celtic’s publicised attendance of 49,428 for a league game against Ross County in December 2012 was more than 20,000 higher than the figure reported to Strathclyde Police for crowd management purposes; and Rangers’ meeting with Queen’s Park in October 2012 showed a discrepancy of almost 15,000.Attendances were a particularly contentious issue for Celtic fans in the early 1990s. A series of boycotts aimed at ousting the Kelly and White family dynasties who had controlled the club for most of its existence saw Parkhead crowds plunging to around 10,000 for many games in the year before Fergus McCann wrested control in March 1994. Fanzine writers suspected the Celtic board was inflating attendance figures to downplay the extent of supporter unrest. More recently, Celtic Park experienced lower-than-announced crowds due to stale performances under the management of Ronny Deila during the 2015-16 season and general fan malaise toward an unchallenging domestic fixture list. Pinterest MLScenter_img US sports Chivas USA Read more Topics Share on Messenger features Another full house at the Emirates. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters Arsenal Share via Email There are myriad ways in which American teams artificially enhance their popularity. Tickets sold are included in the attendance figure whether the purchaser turns up or not. This applies to season-ticket holders and those who obtain heavily discounted tickets, perhaps through group deals to youth organisations. And it’s not just tickets sold that count. Teams commonly give away tickets to sponsors, media outlets, employees, players and charities, sometimes with few of those allocated seats being used.Teams at all levels of American soccer’s closed-league structure are under pressure to report growing attendance numbers. Chivas USA were struggling to meet MLS head office expectations in 2014, with their announced crowds plummeting to about 7,000 from almost 20,000 eight years earlier, so MLS shuttered the franchise at the end of that season in the same way McDonald’s would decommission an underperforming store.The Empty Seats Galore Twitter account has become a regular nuisance to American franchises with its collation of photographs taken from sparsely populated stands. Houston Dynamo have become a particularly egregious attendance offender in MLS since moving into their 22,000-seat stadium in 2012. The Dynamo season-opener against the Seattle Sounders in March was announced as attracting a preposterous 20,758 fans. Second-tier Pittsburgh Riverhounds were mocked for claiming a record crowd of 4,297 had turned up at their Highmark Stadium in August 2015 when there were clearly unoccupied areas in their 3,500-seat venue. It’s like claiming 200 people attended your birthday party because you invited all your Facebook friends when in reality only 20 turned up. Nobody wants to appear unsuccessful.America’s media expresses little interest in questioning crowds numbers but a few reporters have held clubs to account. In September 2013, the Orlando Sentinel newspaper alleged that Orlando City were averaging fewer than 4,000 fans despite their claims of surpassing 8,000. A record crowd of 10,697 had been announced for a game at the Florida Citrus Bowl when turnstile records maintained by city officials showed there were only 4,004 scanned tickets. At the time Orlando City was lobbying local council leaders for construction of a new soccer-specific stadium, partly financed by taxpayers, to enhance the club’s push to obtain an MLS franchise.In November 2016 the weekly journal Business in Vancouver exposed overstated attendances at Vancouver Whitecaps games. The club had claimed an average attendance of 20,889 at the publicly owned BC Place Stadium that year, but records show the figure was 19% lower at 17,537. Stadium management was forced to disclose its attendance numbers after losing a three-year legal battle over a freedom of information request. Whitecaps executives had argued that actual attendances were proprietary information that would harm relationships with sponsors and broadcasters if disclosed.Most fans in the US seem unfazed about clubs lying to them about attendance figures. “Everybody else does it,” is a typical excuse for a practice that may benefit a club if those fake numbers succeed in attracting income to invest in better players, better facilities and, presumably, higher bonuses and salaries for the executives peddling such falsities. Perhaps American fans have merely become desensitised to blatant distortions. After all, the White House press secretary blethered on about a record audience for the inauguration of Donald Trump. Scotland is said to draw some of the largest crowds in Europe on a per capita basis, with up to 2% of the country’s population attending Scottish Premiership games each weekend. A total attendance figure of 3.2 million last season made the Scottish top flight the eighth best attended in Europe – above larger countries such as Belgium, Poland, Turkey, Sweden, Greece and the Czech Republic. This would appear to augur well for the health of Scottish football but how accurate are these figures? How do you make realistic comparisons to other seasons and other clubs when the numbers are devoid of integrity? Football fans have been given plenty of reasons to be suspicious of the people who run the game – Fifa, Uefa, the FA and club owners. How will these bodies win back trust when they don’t even tell the truth about the number of supporters at matches? How much comfort would we have in our diets and fitness if our blood pressure readings were routinely fabricated to make them more attractive?• This article is from issue five of Nutmeg magazine• Follow Nutmeg and Ian Thomson on Twitter Houston Dynamo Football Read morelast_img read more

Best Solution ends Saeed Bin Suroor’s nine-month winless drought

first_img … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Quick guide Friday tips The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Share on LinkedIn Since you’re here… Saeed bin Suroor has not, after all, forgotten how to train. It has been a quiet European season so far for the four-times British champion but he finally won a race of some consequence when Best Solution showed battling qualities to land the Princess Of Wales’s Stakes, despite a 103-day absence from the track.It was the first Group race won in this country by Bin Suroor since the same horse won at Newbury nine months ago, a very long dry spell for a stable that was set up explicitly to compete at the highest level. The Dubaian has undoubtedly been short of material but he had the look of a man who felt his troubles were behind him as he basked here in the winner’s enclosure, warmed both by the sun and the admiration of his longstanding employer, Sheikh Mohammed, fortuitously present on what proved a big day for his team. Share on Pinterest Horse racing Support The Guardian He is still able to rely on a strong bunch of older horses, including Best Solution, who may now be aimed at the Irish St Leger and the Melbourne Cup, and Thunder Snow, who won him the Dubai World Cup in spring and has the Breeders’ Cup Classic in his sights. This year’s draft of two‑year‑olds pleases him much more than their predecessors and for that he is quick to praise his rival trainer, John Gosden, who began helping Godolphin to choose their purchases at the yearling sales last summer.“He’s the man,” beamed Bin Suroor. “He’s done good so far. We’re looking forward to the future and I’m very positive.”Appleby, meanwhile, had news of Masar, who missed the Eclipse on Saturday after being found to have a sore leg. The immensely valuable chestnut is to be scanned on Saturday morning and his trainer expects to learn then whether Masar has suffered a trivial knock from which he will soon recover or something more serious.“We scanned him immediately after we found it,” Appleby said, “and there wasn’t anything there. But the veterinary advice was, look, Charlie, we want to do this in 10 days to two weeks’ time, wait until the swelling’s gone down and then you’ll get a clearer picture.“His inflammation’s come down. He’s only been hand-walking since, because we don’t want to put any pressure on him. He’s carrying a bit of heat round that area. He’s sound. We’re always in hope.”At the other end of the ownership scale from Godolphin lies the five-woman syndicate behind Naval Intelligence and yet they may have unearthed a talent to make any sheikh jealous. Their gelding remains unbeaten after landing the Sir Henry Cecil Stakes, with the winning jockey, John Egan, predicting he could go “to the top”.“I’ve been in the game 30-odd years and when you see one like this you want to keep it,” said the winning trainer, Jane Chapple-Hyam, who owns the horse with some friends and hopes she can persuade them to reject the offers which are now inevitable. An Australian ex-pat based in this town, she named next year’s Cox Plate as a long-term target. Share on WhatsApp Was this helpful? Show Hide center_img Thank you for your feedback. Newmarket 1.50 Maksab 2.25 Gossamer Wings 3.00 Wissahickon 3.35 Alpha Centauri 4.10 Mount Tabora 4.45 Elgin 5.20 Ripp OrfYork 2.05 Baldwin 2.40 Mukhayyam 3.15 Could It Be Love 3.50 Delph Crescent 4.25 Oberyn Martell 5.00 Harome 5.30 Red CymbalAscot 2.15 Marhaba Milliar 2.50 Semoum 3.25 Machine Learner 4.00 Phantasmic (nb) 4.35 How Far 5.10 Ode To Autumn 5.40 Poetic ForceChepstow 5.35 Sary Arqa 6.10 Air Of York 6.40 Street Parade 7.15 David’s Beauty 7.45 Satchville Flyer 8.15 Wicked Sea 8.50 PetrifyChester 5.50 Coviglia 6.20 Pass The Gin 6.55 Aasheq 7.25 Five Helmets (nap) 7.55 Zoffalee 8.30 Cape Liberty 9.00 VenturousFfos Las 6.00 Cafe Au Lait 6.30 Lotus Pond 7.05 Court Royale 7.35 Take The High Road 8.05 Voodoo Doll 8.40 The Lion Roars Horse racing tips news Topics Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Bin Suroor’s complaint last summer was that he had been sent a hopeless bunch of youngsters, leaving unspoken the suggestion that all Godolphin’s talented juveniles had gone to their other Newmarket trainer, Charlie Appleby. It was an explosive complaint to make in public but events have given it some substance; those young horses are now three and the best of them, Masar, has won the Derby for Appleby.Meanwhile Bin Suroor’s three‑year-olds are, in his words, “no good at all”, adding: “We chuck them out, we are rebuilding the stable now. It will take two or three years.”That chucking out is presumably figurative, or perhaps a statement of intent, since Bin Suroor is still running the odd three-year-old, including one at Ascot on Friday. They have been able to win maidens and novice races but their prize money haul has been modest, which partly explains why Bin Suroor began Thursday in 53rd place in the trainers’ standings, sandwiched between Roger Fell and Tony Carroll. Share on Facebook Read more Share via Email Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Titan LNG to Supply LNG for Rederij Doeksen Ships

first_imgDutch ferry company Rederij Doeksen and LNG supplier Titan LNG have signed a long-term agreement for the supply of LNG as a shipping fuel to newbuild ferries.As informed, the vessels, Willem de Vlamingh and Willem Barentsz, will be bunkered at the Rederij Doeksen location in Harlingen by trucks on a weekly basis.@rederijdoeksen en @TitanLNG hebben een langdurig contract getekend voor de levering van #LNG als brandstof voor de nieuwe schepen. Die zullen wekelijks in Harlingen met drie trucks gebunkerd worden. #cleanshipping #LNG #innovatie #Waddenzee— Rederij Doeksen (@rederijdoeksen) April 3, 2019Both ferries will operate on the ferry route to the Dutch islands of Vlieland and Terschelling. As the vessels will only use LNG as fuel, the ferry service can be provided in a much more environmentally friendly way, reducing harmful emissions in the UNESCO heritage area the Waddenzee, according to Titan LNG.“After an intensive period of preparations to get the two new ferries into service, we have found in Titan LNG the best partner to supply LNG for our vessels,” Richard de Vries, Head of Operations at Rederij Doeksen, commented.“Based on a shared philosophy that LNG is a good transition fuel for a greener shipping industry, we look forward to jointly prepare the first bunkerings in Harlingen,” de Vries added.The vessels were built in Vietnam and are currently on their way to Harlingen for final outfitting and commissioning. It is expected that the first crossings with the vessels will take place later this year, the LNG supplier to the marine and industrial markets in North West Europe said.last_img read more

Investment in Infrastructure at St Francis Xavier University

first_imgA $5 million investment to help create the Mulroney Institute of Government at St. Francis Xavier University will help attract research and spur the local economy. Announced today, Oct. 26, by Finance and Treasury Board Minister Randy Delorey, on behalf of Labour and Advanced Education Minister Kelly Regan, the institute will support research on socio-economic issues, governance and environmental sustainability. “The Mulroney Institute is an important project that will benefit students, the university, and the entire local community,” said Mr. Delorey. “This project will generate economic activity during construction and create a state-of-the-art space for students, faculty and others to help advance our research and educational priorities.” The $50 million institute reflects former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney’s vision of a new, permanent teaching and research program in public policy and governance, with enhanced faculty expertise and significant career prospects for graduates. “We want to thank the province for its tremendous contribution to the Brian Mulroney Institute of Government, a unique academic program aimed at undergraduate students, and to the construction of Mulroney Hall,” said St. Francis Xavier University president Kent MacDonald. “The Mulroney Institute aligns perfectly with the culture of our distinct university and further enhances St. F.X.’s national leadership position in providing university students with the opportunity to learn the critical issues around governance, politics, public service and social justice. The province recently provided funding for several infrastructure projects at Nova Scotia post-secondary institutions to help modernize campus research facilities and improve environmental sustainability.last_img read more

At least two Quebecers attended white supremacist rally in Charlottesville

first_imgOTTAWA – At least two Quebec men have been identified after they travelled south to participate in a white supremacist rally last week in Charlottesville, Va.One of them took to Facebook to express his anger after an anti-fascist group posted a screen capture from the event that showed his face and that of four other men.“These people are idiots who drive forward the globalist media narrative to silence anyone who is right of centre,” Shawn Beauvais-MacDonald wrote on his Facebook page.A spokesman for right-wing group La Meute said Beauvais-MacDonald’s membership was suspended pending an investigation into the rally attendance.La Meute “formally dissociates itself from white supremacist groups, racist groups and violent groups of all political orientations,” Sylvain Brouillette told The Canadian Press in an email.A second Quebec man, whose photo was also published on social media, said he travelled to Virginia partly for his own amusement.“I did it mostly ‘For the lulz,’ meaning I expected to be entertained and it was indeed the case,” Vincent Belanger-Mercure told The Canadian Press in a Facebook message.Belanger-Mercure said while he isn’t a white supremacist, “I’m not ashamed of being white either,” and added that attempts to make all cultures uniform “make the beauty of the world disappear.”The photos of the men were pulled from a report on the Charlottesville event made by Vice with the collaboration of HBO.The administrator of the anti-Pegida Quebec Facebook page republished screen grabs from the report and encouraged the public to identify the men.The “Unite the Right” rally in Virginia resulted in violent clashes between white supremacist groups, including neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan (KKK), and the other camp, which was made up of activists opposed to the policies of the self-described “alt-right.”One woman was killed and several people were injured after a vehicle plowed into a crowd of people.The suspected driver, James Alex Fields, is facing several charges, including one of second-degree murder.The event has prompted provincial and federal politicians, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to speak out against racism and hate.In Quebec, International Relations Minister Christine St-Pierre has warned that the province’s international reputation could take a hit due to the increased visibility of homegrown far-right groups.These include La Meute, which is planning a demonstration in Quebec City on Sunday.last_img read more

Russell Simmons And RushCard Support PopUp Grocery And Nutritional Center In Flint

first_imgFlint Community Grocery, powered by Fresh Start CDC, launched its first pop-up grocery store on Saturday, April 16, 2016, on the campus of New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church located at 1035 E. Carpenter Road.Flint residents were encouraged to come out and shop for high-quality produce and other premium all-natural food products. RushCard, a prepaid debit card company co-founded by Russell Simmons, made a donation to support the effort.Flint Community Grocery is a local initiative to provide access to better quality wholesome and organic food products to the residents of Flint, Michigan. Fresh Start CDC is a non-profit organization that was established in 2014 by New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church to enhance economic development in Flint and surrounding communities by providing a one-stop model to enhance the availability of nutritional foods and preventative healthcare for residents of north Flint.Residents were provided with a high-quality shopping experience that aimed to assist in addressing the immediate need for fresh food to help combat the effects of lead poisoning. Within the past two years, three full-service grocery stores in Flint have permanently closed their doors with little notice, creating a food desert. Nutrition and cooking classes were also provided at no cost to community members to help them learn fun and creative new meals to prepare with fresh produce.“What’s happening in Flint is a reflection of how both the government, with the water crisis, and the private sector, with the fresh food shortage, have fallen short in serving community needs,” said Russell Simmons. “As a natural extension of our ongoing effort to provide for underserved communities, RushCard is supporting this emergency pop-up in hopes it will highlight the reality of food deserts across this country. We invite citizens and corporations to join in supporting this effort.”RushCard’s support of Flint Community Grocery is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to support the people of Flint. In February, RushCard co-founder Russell Simmons visited Flint to distribute 150,000 bottles of drinking water to RushCard customers and called on other corporations to step up and support the people of Flint during the water crisis.last_img read more

Beau Bridges Have A Heart By Skipping All Meat — Including Fish

first_imgJust ahead of Lent — when observers are encouraged to eat fish instead of meat on Fridays and Ash Wednesday — Emmy Award winner and vegan actor Beau Bridges stars in a new video for PETA to shine a spotlight on the intelligence, friendliness, and playfulness of octopuses and reveal how these and other aquatic animals are mutilated and killed for human consumption.“Sea animals aren’t swimming vegetables. They’re ‘sea animals,’ not ‘seafood,’” says Bridges. “They’re smart, social beings who can feel pain. They have more in common with us than most people realize.” But he notes that “there are no federal laws protecting aquatic animals from cruelty.”The actor goes on to reveal how fish undergo excruciating decompression when they’re violently hooked and dragged from the ocean’s depths, often causing their internal organs to rupture. Those who survive slowly suffocate, are crushed to death, or are cut open and gutted while they’re still conscious. Octopuses are served to diners while they’re still writhing, lobsters are boiled to death in scalding-hot water, and crabs are torn apart limb from limb in industrial slaughterhouses.“Humans have only one heart, compared to an octopus’s three, but surely, we can show sea animals compassion by leaving them in the ocean and off our plates,” he concludes.last_img read more


first_imgThe Polaris Music Prize, presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, have partnered with Lixar to present the Long List and the first-ever live Polaris Podcast episode.Taking place on June 13 at the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa at 7pm, this special edition of the Polaris Podcast will feature a roundtable selection of Polaris jurors as well as special guests. They’ll be tasked with discussing the freshly unveiled 40 album 2017 Polaris Music Prize Long List, which is being revealed earlier that day at the National Arts Centre.Participating jurors and artists will be announced closer to the event. The event is free and open to the public. Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement “Music is more than just the backdrop to our day to day,” said Bill Syrros, Lixar CEO. “It’s what inspires us to create, innovate, and connect. We’re thrilled to partner with the Polaris Music Prize, who honour the artists that speak to Canadians and the world at large.”“In Lixar, we are very excited to have a partner that believes in the integrity of the Polaris process, and are true fans of the records that emerge from that process. They are strong believers in music and community, and their support of the Long List and this event are evidence of that support,” said Steve Jordan, Polaris Founder and Executive Director.The Polaris Music Prize will announce its 10 album 2017 Short List on July 13. The winner of the 2017 Polaris Music Prize will be determined at the Polaris Gala taking place September 18 at The Carlu in Toronto. CBC Music will stream the gala live.About Lixar ITLixar drives mobile connected ecosystems and data-rich tech innovation; developing mobile platforms and solutions for enterprise-level clients in air, automotive and telecommunications. Lixar creates next-gen mobile, data science, IoT, and cloud technology and is proud to work with partners such as NASCAR, Microsoft and Allegiant Air to name a few.About the Polaris Music PrizeThe Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the Prize without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity.About CBC Music.caCBC Music is Canada’s free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music. Simple and easy to navigate, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 60 web radio stations, available on your smartphone or tablet, plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country.About Blue Ant MediaBlue Ant Media is a privately held, international media company that creates and distributes content worldwide across streaming video, linear television, digital, magazines and live events. Global brands include Love Nature, an international linear and SVOD offering with the world’s largest library of 4K wildlife and nature content; and Makeful and Arcade Cloud by Omnia Media, a leading digital video network focused on gaming and maker lifestyles. The company’s broadcasting business offers a robust portfolio of Canadian and New Zealand-based media brands. Content distribution, lead by Blue Ant International, offers a catalogue of 2,200+ hours of premium, unscripted content worldwide, which includes the largest 4K natural history library on the market. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto (Canada), with offices located in Los Angeles (US), London (UK) and Auckland (NZ). Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

SecretaryGeneral Ban strongly condemns rebel attacks in Central African Republic

The rebels reportedly captured the northern city of Bambari on Sunday, having earlier seized the area around Bria, and are now said to be advancing toward the capital, Bangui. “These developments gravely undermine the peace agreements in place and the efforts of the international community to consolidate peace in the Central African Republic,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said a statement issued on Wednesday night. “The Secretary-General deeply regrets the loss of life and population displacement caused by the fighting,” the spokesperson added. He further noted that Mr. Ban appealed to all parties to refrain from “any acts of violence against civilians, including sexual and gender-based violence,” and to ensure the protection of civilians and to respect human rights, in conformity with international instruments to which CAR is a party. The UN chief also urged all parties to abide by the decisions of the Summit of the Heads of State of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), held in the Chadian capital of N’Djamena on 21 December, which provide a basis for a peaceful resolution of the dispute. In addition, the Secretary-General reminded the CAR Government of its responsibility to ensure the safety and security of UN personnel and its premises. The world body is temporarily relocating dependents and non-essential staff amid the latest violence. “The temporary relocation is a precautionary measure to reduce our presence in the event the security situation further deteriorates in Bangui,” said UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky. “The decision is temporary and will not detract from the ability of the United Nations to continue its support to the peace consolidation and development efforts in the Central African Republic.” Meanwhile, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the CAR (BINUCA), Margaret Vogt, continues to engage the Government and the rebel leaders with a view to ensuring a ceasefire and initiating dialogue, as recommended by ECCAS on 21 December. Earlier this month, Ms. Vogt condemned all violations of the 2008 peace accord which helped bring a degree of stability to CAR, which has a history of political instability and recurring armed conflict. State authority is weak in many parts of the country, which are largely controlled by rebel groups and criminal armed groups, according to the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA). BINUCA had played a key role in encouraging the signing of the so-called Libreville Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the Government and three main rebel groups, as well as the holding in December 2008 of the Inclusive Political Dialogue between the Government, rebel groups, the political opposition, civil society and other relevant stakeholders. In yesterday’s statement, Mr. Ban confirmed the UN’s readiness to continue to support CAR in overcoming challenges to the consolidation of peace, in collaboration with regional and international partners. read more

Ski centre is irresponsible for promoting stone stacking in the Scottish mountains

Residents on the Isle of Skye have removed hundreds of stacks from tourist spots and one of the Canary Islands, Tenerife, calls for the practice to be bannedGlenshee Ski Centre was approached for comment.   Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A ski centre has been accused of being ‘irresponsible’ after encouraging visitors to build stone stacks in the Scottish mountains. Glenshee Ski Centre near Braemar, Aberdeenshire, was criticised after positing a picture of the mounds on its social media, asking people to build their own. There were more than ten stacks shown in the images, which the ski centre captioned: “Stone sculptures at top of Cairnwell Chair come and add to them. ” The trend, which involves creating stone piles, has taken off as a recreational activity in recent years thanks in part to their popularity on social media. The post however prompted backlash over the potential environmental damage they can cause. Facebook user, Alistair MacDonald said: “Shocked at Glenshee sharing this. I guess they are just a business and don’t care about fragile habitats, nature and the environment. ”Ceàrdach Gàidhealforsa claimed to have reported the ski centre to the Environment Agency.John Hourston, Founder of the Blue Planet Society, said: “In some areas stone-stacking has reached plague proportions and is highly destructive.“The craze appears to be driven by increasing globalised tourism and the desire for an ‘I was here’ photo for social media. ”He added: “We would encourage local authorities where stone-stacking is a problem to ban the practice.” read more

Comcast expands Xfinity Home Security to six more markets

first_imgComcast is looking to expand their Xfinity services to not only include video, phone, and broadband Internet, but home security as well. After using Dallas as their test market, the company announced this week that it is now prepared to offer the service in six additional cities including Philadelphia, Portland, Jacksonville, Sarasota/Naples, Chattanooga and Nashville. The service will not only include 24/7 professional monitoring in addition to police and fire alarm protection, but will give consumers the ability to adjust digital thermostats, turn lights on/off, and watch secure live streaming video from wireless cameras while outside of the home.Many of the remote security controls offered through the service as well as the live streaming video will be available through a web portal as well as through the new Xfinity Security App for the iPhone which is available as a free download through the iTunes App Store.AdChoices广告Comcast is leveraging Xfinity broadband to bring additional services to home security including access to widgets through a tablet-like touch screen that includes access to weather, news, traffic and sports scores. Customers with Xfinity Voice will even be able to listen to voicemail through an app on the security interface. Additional features include real-time email and text alerts when doors open or close or when motion detectors detect activity inside or outside the home. Battery and cellular backup is also available to keep the system up and running in the event of a power outage.The Xfinity Home Security Preferred Package is currently being offered for as low as $39.95 a month.Other telecommunication companies looking to offer their own home security service include Verizon which announced its Home Monitoring and Control service at CES in January. A trial of the service is currently available to broadband customers in New Jersey.via Comcast.last_img read more

Des virus pour mimer la complexité de la nature

first_imgDes virus pour mimer la complexité de la natureDes scientifiques et ingénieurs américains se sont servis de virus pour créer de toutes pièces des structures complexes. Selon une étude publiée hier, ce type de procédé pourrait permettre de mettre au point de nouveaux matériaux.Depuis toujours, l’homme cherche à imiter la nature. S’il était autrefois fasciné par les oiseaux qui volent et les poissons qui vivent sous l’eau, les scientifiques s’intéressent aujourd’hui à l’architecture complexe des molécules. Ils cherchent à s’en inspirer pour créer des biomatériaux innovants en mimant le vivant : un procédé appelé “biomimétisme”.”Nous sommes très curieux de comprendre comment la nature peut créer une multiplicité de structures et de fonctions à partir de simples briques de base, comme le collagène pour les animaux ou la cellulose pour les plantes”, explique Seung-Wuk Lee, un scientifique à la tête d’une équipe de chercheurs américains.Selon la façon dont s’orientent et s’agencent ses fibres, le collagène peut former les tissus transparents de la cornée, ceux colorés de la peau ou intervenir dans la formation des os, précise TV5monde. Une auto-organisation à différentes échelles qui surpasse en complexité ce que l’homme peut produire en utilisant des méthodes de fabrication traditionnelles, soulignent les scientifiques dans la revue Nature.Des structures connues dans la nature ou encore inéditesÀ lire aussiPourquoi l’eau des océans est-elle salée ?Ils ont donc utilisé directement des “matériaux” vivants pour parvenir à imiter la complexité de la nature. Ils ont eu recours à des virus de bactéries, les phages M13, comme outils de taille nanométrique. Conservés dans une solution salée où étaient plongées des lames de verre auxquelles ils pouvaient se fixer, ces phages filamenteux ont constitués trois types de films différents. Il a suffi pour cela de jouer sur la concentration de la solution, la proportion de virus qu’elle contenait et la vitesse à laquelle les lames de verre en étaient extraites.Chacun des trois films possédait des propriétés propres et des couleurs et une iridescence variées. Les uns étaient une alternance de bandes de filaments, les autres des rubans en hélice et des paquets de filaments hélicoïdaux ondulant en vagues pour les troisièmes. “Nous avons non seulement imité les structures biologiques, nous avons aussi découvert des structures qu’on n’avait vues ni dans la nature ni en laboratoire”, soulignent les chercheurs. Ils ont également réussi à faire croître des couches de cellules biologiques en prenant pour supports les films créés par les virus. Ce procédé pourrait donc être utilisé pour créer de nouveaux matériaux à base de cristaux liquides ou permettre de réparer les tissus biologiques.Le 21 octobre 2011 à 19:32 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Soybean Growers Appreciate Assistance for Now Still Need Long Term Relief

first_imgThe news from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue of trade mitigation including, most importantly to soy, Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments and Agricultural Trade Promotion (ATP) program funding, is news welcomed by soy growers who have suffered from the ongoing ill effects of tariffs.“We recognize and are thankful that these funds will help offset the persisting damage from tariffs, as well as enable new market development through ATP,” said Davie Stephens, president of the American Soybean Association (ASA) and soybean grower from Clinton, Ky.Stephens reiterated, however, that the soybean industry needs open trade access, saying, “The key word from today’s announcement is “facilitation”: Trade assistance will only facilitate soy growers’ ability to farm, not make their losses whole or tariff woes disappear long term. Trade assistance will only help in the short term.”The 2019 MFP program under the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Charter Act and administered by Farm Service Agency (FSA) will provide $14.5 billion in payments to producers, among them soy growers. Payments this year, however, will be based not on individual crops as in the past, rather on county-specific rates determined by, “long term distortion from tariff damage,” according to USDA.  That single-county rate will be multiplied by a farm’s total planted acreage for all eligible crops to determine payment so that planting decisions are not skewed, and eligible plantings cannot exceed total 2018 plantings. The first payments will begin in late July or early August after Farm Service Agency (FSA) crop reporting is completed July 15th. Second and third payments will be made in November and early January if conditions warrant, USDA has reported.An additional $100 million will be issued through the ATP to assist in developing new export markets on behalf of producers, along with Food Purchase and Distribution Program (FPDP) relief for other commodities.ASA appreciates the Administration’s effort to bridge the gap during this difficult time. However, a second round of financial support to offset farm losses is only a partial and temporary solution, and not a permanent solution for soy growers who have lost their number one export market since tariffs were implemented by the U.S. and then China in July, 2019.last_img read more

NASA Mars rover Curiosity glitches again switches brains

first_imgEnlarge ImageCuriosity snapped this charming selfie of its “head” in early 2018. NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS It can be hard enough to troubleshoot a computer that’s right in front of you. NASA has to manage the process on another planet as the Curiosity rover continues to experience glitches on Mars. The latest problem prompted the rover team to switch computers entirely.NASA issued an update on Tuesday saying Curiosity’s Side-A computer experienced a reset on March 6, triggering the rover’s safe mode. This is the second time the computer unexpectedly reset in the last three weeks. NASA called the February incident a “hiccup during boot-up.” The agency says the resets were related to the computer’s memory.Curiosity got back to science operations, but the new issue prompted NASA to switch the rover over to its Side-B computer, which it had been using for most of the mission. A memory glitch in late 2018 caused NASA to switch the rover’s “brains” from Side-B to Side-A. Now we’re back to Side-B. Post a comment Sci-Tech Mars rovers NASA Space 0 17 Photos Share your voicecenter_img Tags NASA Mars rover Curiosity back to work after mystery snafu NASA Mars rover Curiosity hiccups, takes a break from science Curiosity faces challenges The rover team reformatted the Side-B computer to isolate bad memory areas. NASA hopes this will cure its 2018 issues. Curiosity is now out of safe mode once again and is ready to resume science operations as soon as Wednesday.Curiosity has survived technical snafus before and is the only remaining rover still functioning on Mars. NASA declared an end to the Opportunity rover mission in February, months after a dust storm blotted out its solar panels. NASA intends to send a companion to the Red Planet with the planned launch of the Mars 2020 rover, but we’re all watching Curiosity’s adventures and misadventures with an eagle eye until the next rover arrives. NASA Opportunity rover witnessed the wild side of Marslast_img read more

YK Health Corp Seeks New Center

first_imgDownload AudioIt’s just in the planning stage, but the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation is working towards a new $250-million health care center.They say the current facility, which serves people from 58 YK Delta communities, needs to be updated and needs more room to keep up with a growing population.last_img

Research team devises a means for measuring quantum tunneling time

first_img More information: Resolving the time when an electron exits a tunnelling barrier, Nature 485, 343–346 (17 May 2012) doi:10.1038/nature11025AbstractThe tunnelling of a particle through a barrier is one of the most fundamental and ubiquitous quantum processes. When induced by an intense laser field, electron tunnelling from atoms and molecules initiates a broad range of phenomena such as the generation of attosecond pulses1, laser-induced electron diffraction and holography. These processes evolve on the attosecond timescale (1 attosecond ≡ 1 as = 10−18 seconds) and are well suited to the investigation of a general issue much debated since the early days of quantum mechanics—the link between the tunnelling of an electron through a barrier and its dynamics outside the barrier. Previous experiments have measured tunnelling rates with attosecond time resolution and tunnelling delay times. Here we study laser-induced tunnelling by using a weak probe field to steer the tunnelled electron in the lateral direction and then monitor the effect on the attosecond light bursts emitted when the liberated electron re-encounters the parent ion. We show that this approach allows us to measure the time at which the electron exits from the tunnelling barrier. We demonstrate the high sensitivity of the measurement by detecting subtle delays in ionization times from two orbitals of a carbon dioxide molecule. Measurement of the tunnelling process is essential for all attosecond experiments where strong-field ionization initiates ultrafast dynamics10. Our approach provides a general tool for time-resolving multi-electron rearrangements in atoms and molecules—one of the key challenges in ultrafast science. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Quantum tunneling is where particles are able to move through a barrier even though they lack sufficient energy to do so. It’s also a process that happens at such speed that it’s been almost impossible to measure. Making things even more difficult is the fact that measurement of the speed of tunneling is described differently depending on whether it is inside or outside of its barrier. Outside, the speed at which a particle moves is described by normal Newtonian physics. Inside of its barrier however, it’s described by a complex number, which is calculated by combining a real and imaginary number. Making things even murkier is the fact that particles such as electrons don’t exist in a single state, but rather as a quantum wave, which is described by a wavefunction.To calculate the tunneling time of an electron escaping the barrier imposed by the interaction between it and the nucleus of its Helium atom, the research team focused a strong laser field on the electrons of a single Helium atom, causing the barrier holding them in place to lower just enough to allow them to escape the barrier by tunneling. The team then used a second less powerful laser field to push the electrons back to the ion that had been created, causing them to reconnect and return the barrier to a normal state. When each did so, a single photon with higher energy than the initial laser field was released that could be seen by the team. As a result, they were able to measure the time it took for the whole process to occur (just attoseconds) and found that it matched quantum theory, proving that they’d succeeded in their efforts.The team also conducted another experiment where they forced electrons from carbon dioxide molecules and compared the times for ionization between those that were taken from a highest energy level and those from two levels that were deeper, which takes more energy. They found that the difference between the two (time to tunnel) was close to 40 attoseconds.Taken together, the results obtained by the team demonstrate that tunneling can not only be timed, but it can be done in multiple ways. Explore further Schematic description of the two-colour gates. Image (c) Nature 485, 343-346 (17 May 2012) doi:10.1038/nature11025 ( — In a bit of inspired research, a diverse team of researchers has devised a means for measuring the time it takes for an electron to tunnel through a barrier. Led by Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science, Dror Shafir, the team as they describe in their paper published in the journal Nature used one laser to lower a barrier allowing an electron to escape via tunneling from its Helium atom, and another to prod it back again and in the process were able to measure the time it took to do so.center_img Journal information: Nature Citation: Research team devises a means for measuring quantum tunneling time (2012, May 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from The secrets of tunneling through energy barriers © 2012 Phys.Orglast_img read more

Photoshop for iPad 5 Things You Need to Know

first_img Author Bio Henry T. Casey, by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoForbes.comCrazy Rich Asians for RealForbes.comUndoAncestryStart your journey with AncestryDNA®- now $59. Ends 8/26.AncestryUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoAdvertisement The iPad and Adobe Photoshop have long seemed to be a perfect couple, if only they would work things out. And after years of competitors trying to build their own Photoshop alternatives for the iPad while Adobe tried its own experiments with Apple’s tablet, an iPad-friendly version of Photoshop is finally on the horizon. Photoshop CC for iPad won’t land on Apple’s tablet until 2019. But when it does, you can expect an experience not unlike the desktop version of the photo-editing tool. From its perks to its (hopefully temporary) limitations, here’s are the five things you need to know about Adobe Photoshop CC for iPad.MORE: iPad Pro Rumors: What to Expect from Apple’s Next TabletMacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 1. Adobe Photoshop CC Is Real PhotoshopAdobe has released fistfulls of iOS image-editing and drawing apps over the years, but Adobe Photoshop CC is its first attempt to bring its biggest image editor to the iPad. The company’s been working on the project for more than two years (it started as a “skunk-works project” within Adobe), and the app finally made its appearance at the Adobe MAX event today (Oct. 15).Scheduled to launch in 2019, the app works with your existing PSD files and all of your layers, and isn’t a mere workaround. So it’s not like Photoshop Express, or Photoshop Mix, it’s Photoshop CC, and it acts like you expect.2. Adobe Photoshop CC Isn’t Full Photoshop, YetWhile Adobe is very bullish on promoting this iPad edition of Photoshop CC as the legit version of the image editor, there’s an asterisk with that claim. As 9to5Mac reports, “Photoshop CC for iPad will debut with a smaller set of core features initially and the rest will be added back over time,” in an attempt to launch a 1.0 version quickly.There is no schedule for when the rest of the versions will launch, and The Verge notes that the video-focused features, such as the Timeline panel that you’d use for making GIFs, are left out for now. So, if you use every single Photoshop feature there is, don’t throw away your laptop. (And during the Max demo of Photoshop on the iPad, Adobe seemed to suggest that this was more of a tool for editing images when you’re away from your desktop.)3. Cloud PSDs to Offer Live Cross-Device EditingYou’ll have your choice of where you’ll sync your Photoshop CC PSD files — including iCloud Drive and Dropbox — but the best experience will likely come from Adobe itself. Those who sync files over Adobe Creative Cloud will get the option to edit the same files, seamlessly, moving between devices.That means moving back and forth in your file’s history, undoing edits done on your Mac or PC on your iPad, as well as on the slate. It’s as if you’ve got one image editor working on all of your hardware at once.4. Photoshop CC for iPad Is Different, Touch-Screen OptimizedThe iPad’s cursor-less interface offered a challenge for Adobe, which adapted Photoshop for the tap-first input. For example, you might notice that the task bar on the top of the screen, with its drop-down menu, is nowhere to be seen. In fact, it’s hidden in a toolbar on the right side of the screen.Adobe’s also adding interface tweaks for the iPad, including the touch modifier a button you can hold down on for a secondary option related to the tool you’re using. One example listed by The Verge would let you hold down to enable the eraser, while drawing with a brush tool.5. Photoshop CC for iPad Is Missing Keyboard ShortcutsWhile we can’t wait to play with Photoshop CC on a speedy iPad Pro, it’s currently missing keyboard shortcuts, so that Smart Keyboard won’t be as powerful. This is per Dami Lee at The Verge, who has been testing a pre-release version of Photoshop CC on the iPad.Of course, Adobe says it plans to add those shortcuts to a future version, along with gesture controls.6. Oh, and one more thing: Project GeminiAdobe also announced a 2019 iPad Pro app that looks to make just as large an impact: Project Gemini. Gemini will enable users to draw and paint creations that look incredibly realistic, with virtual brushes that create eerily natural-looking watercolor brush strokes, pastels and oil paints.Google Pixel Slate vs. Apple iPad Pro: Which Should You Buy?Galaxy Tab S4 vs. iPad Pro: Which Tablet Is Right for You?Apple October Event: What to Expect from MacBook, iPadcenter_img Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. Henry T. Casey, onlast_img read more

VIDEO A look inside Costa Ricas Good Friday processions

first_img Facebook Comments Costa Rica’s solemn Holy Week processions are a sight to behold, no matter what your religion. Never attended a Good Friday procession – or have a few years gone by since you last took one in? Andrés Madrigal captures the sights, sounds and elaborate pageantry of the 2016 downtown San José event in the video below.Most Costa Rican dioceses will hold processions on Good Friday and on Easter Sunday. Related posts:VIDEO: A look inside Costa Rica’s Good Friday processions The colors of Good Friday VIDEO: Check out the epicenter of Costa Rica’s annual Romería Great food for local causes: ‘Festival de Vida’ begins in Atenaslast_img read more