The Revenant actor Duane Howard posts apology to Vancouver woman over incident

first_img(Editor’s Note: APTN News has spoken to Duane Howard and will be posting a story shortly.)Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsThe Revenant actor Duane Howard has apologized to a Vancouver woman for an “incident” that happened years ago.“I’m here today to stand my truth and apologize to Lauraleigh Paul,” Howard said in a video posted to Facebook Tuesday but was taken down later in the day.The following is an unedited video Duane Howard posted on his Facebook site on Tuesday. The video has since been taken down. Howard doesn’t elaborate on what incident was that he is apologizing for.Lauraleigh Paul told APTN News that she was 16 and Howard was 30 at the time.“I honestly thought he was an upstanding man in our community,” Paul said. “I felt safe going into those kids room to sleep on their floor. I was wrong.”She said she has talked to Howard about it since and he has apologized.So she was thrown for a loop when he denied the allegation in a statement to APTN on Oct. 12, sent by his publicist.“Mr. Howard wants his community to know that he is shocked by Ms. Paul’s allegations and that he firmly denies having ever harmed her in any way. Mr. Howard is not commenting further until after he’s spoken to his counsel.”Paul said she was was hurt and angry.But now, Howard is saying sorry to Paul and her family and her community.“I want to firstly acknowledge the pain and hurt that I have caused her. I sincerely apologize for what you have went through carrying that trauma,” he said while looking into a camera and reading a prepared statement.“I hope that this statement allows you and your family and your community to begin the healing of what was brought up.”Paul said the incident changed her life.“My self-esteem stayed at the bottom of the barrel for many years,” she wrote.“I tried to return to the pow wow circle. He mostly ignored me, except when he was talking to other men at the drum or in circle – laughing behind his hands, he and whomever he was talking to… looking directly at me, talking behind their hands and laughing hysterically.“I was so ashamed that I stopped going to pow wows, and I stopped going to the friendship center for practice. I lent my regalia out and never asked for it back. I never made another one. I never danced again.”Paul said she wrote a Facebook post after being triggered last week.She started writing after two days of what felt like anxiety.She said she was overcome with “shame and fear” once she posted the disclosure, but was bolstered by so many people supporting her online.“It goddamn feels like death. I can’t breathe,” she wrote.“I’ve got two boys, my dreams are coming true for my business and my people, and I feel so f***ing grey.”(Duane Howard as Chief Elk Dog in The Revenant)Howard, who shot to fame after starring as Elk Dog with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant, is from the Nuu-chah-nulth nation on Vancouver Island.His biography on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) says he struggled with drug and alcohol addiction from a young age and lived on the streets it says until he turned to acting in the ‘90s where he could channel all of his life’s experiences.“Duane is very matter-of-fact that it took all of this, the childhood addictions, his near deaths on the street, his recovery, education and training, all of it to perform the role of ‘Elk Dog’ in The Revenant.”Howard said he is ready hold an accountability circle with Paul.“The reason why it took me a week to respond is that I was afraid and ashamed to face the truth,” he says in the video.“I’ve been going through a lot of hurt and pain and facing the shame and guilt. I have been processing a lot of this.”Danielle Jack, who knows Howard personally, supports Paul for speaking out and hopes it helps her heal.“My heart goes out to Lauraleigh and her family,” she wrote in an email to APTN.“We held him in such high regard and applauded his success while she stood alone with such a broken spirit thinking no one would believe her.”kmarten@aptn.ca@katmartelast_img read more

What its really like to win money to pay down student loans

As the U.S. student loan balance surpasses $1.5 trillion, a trio of contests promise a lucky few a shot at putting a dent in their debt.While most of the over 44 million people with student loan debt can’t count on winning an oversized novelty check to pay off their balance, they can turn to tried-and-true tactics like income-driven repayment plans to lower monthly payments or refinancing to pay off student loans fast .But for a select group, these games do bring relief. Here, three winners share behind-the-scenes details about what it’s like — and what it takes — to win.‘PAID OFF’ GAME SHOWTruTV’s “Paid Off With Michael Torpey” pits contestants against one another to eliminate some or all of their student debt. It returns for a second season in May.Jodeci Richards, 27, of Atlanta won almost $10,000 on the show — about enough to wipe out her remaining loans from Florida State University. She filmed the show in March 2018, but didn’t receive the payout until after the episode aired in July. In the meantime, she continued making payments.“I didn’t want to fall behind,” she says. “Navient, Sallie Mae — they get a little antsy.”BEHIND THE SCENES: The audition process was lengthy, beginning with a Google form application , then phone calls, video interviews, an in-person callback and a background check. Richards said she was a skeptic throughout.“If this is real, they’re not going to send a Google form,” she remembers thinking.“I wound up actually trying to do a background check on their background checkers, because I wanted to cover myself.”NATTY STORIES CONTESTUnder its Natural Light brand, Anheuser-Busch is giving away $1 million to help 70 people pay down college debt in 2019.To enter, student loan borrowers must post a video to social media by May 18 about why they went to college. The video must include the green dollar-sign tab found on limited-edition cans of Natural Light, and the social post must include #NattyStories and #Contest.RJ Young, 31, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, won $40,000 in the 2018 contest. His entry explains that he went to college to learn to tell compelling stories, but that he needed student loans to pay for it. Young has a bachelor’s, master’s and is pursuing a Ph.D. in English. He estimates that he owed over $100,000 before winning.BEHIND THE SCENES: Prize money is taxable income. (Richards’ winnings were also taxed.) After Young received his check, he used some of the cash to hire an accountant. The remainder stayed in his bank account for almost a year while Young sorted through how the winnings affected his 2018 income taxes.“It’s a first world-problem,” Young says. He warns future winners to “be careful who you talk to about it. Not everyone wants to help you.”GIVLING APPGivling is a trivia game and crowdfunding effort in which users play for cash prizes and $50,000 toward student loan or mortgage repayment.Players win $50,000 in loan repayment by getting to the top of Givling’s queue. They climb the queue by playing trivia, watching ads, buying merchandise, purchasing coins to play extra trivia and using Givling’s sponsors, which include SoFi and Uber Eats .The app funds the prizes — and makes money — from sponsorships, merchandise sales and in-app coin purchases. Once enough is raised, the player at the top of the queue wins $50,000 and the process repeats for the next-in-line player.Rosheeda Sylvestre, 36, of Brooklyn, New York, won in March. At that time, she had about $52,000 in student loans remaining, down from the roughly $100,000 she owed for two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s.The money is applied directly to winners’ loans in eight weekly installments; Sylvestre estimates she’ll be debt-free by May.BEHIND THE SCENES: Players get two free trivia games daily, but the most competitive players drop tens of thousands of dollars to race to the top of the queue.Sylvestre says she spent about $10,000 on coins and sponsorship offers, and $11,000 on merchandise. She used a 0% interest credit card that she plans to pay off before interest accrues. She also donated the merchandise she purchased and claimed it as a tax write-off. In total, she spent about $21,000 over nine months before winning.Givling’s loan repayment prizes aren’t taxable because they’re crowdfunded, says Givling Chief Marketing Officer Seth Beard. The trivia cash prizes are taxable.________________________________________This article was provided to The Associated Press by the personal finance website NerdWallet. Teddy Nykiel is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: teddy@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @teddnykiel.RELATED LINKSNerdWallet: How to pay off student loans fast http://bit.ly/nerdwallet-pay-off-student-loans-fast“Paid Off With Michael Torpey” application https://docs.google.com/forms/u/1/d/e/1FAIpQLSefUU91LExKB4gCajZA48U5ktXvowFyrEBqWmc7ra2OxZPvOg/viewformGivling https://givling.com/givling/Teddy Nykiel Of Nerdwallet, The Associated Press read more

More Yemenis dependent on aid because of ongoing conflict – UN

As of last week, an estimated 75,000 people have been displaced from their homes in the governorates of Aden, Lahj and Abyan, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported in an update.Protection of civilians remained a major concern as the fighting rages, according to the OCHA situation report, which said homes in the Al-Hasaba district of Sana’a, the capital, Arhab to the north, and Zinjibar in Abyan governorate have been bombed or shelled.A severe fuel shortage has also exacerbated hardships for local people and hampered businesses, health services and humanitarian operations. The lack of fuel has led to rising unemployment amid soaring food prices. It has also disrupted the distribution of water to camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs), a situation that could force IDPs to use contaminated water, increasing the risk of disease outbreaks.In Aden, IDPs are currently being accommodated in 48 schools, although some have moved in with local hosts. Food distribution has been ongoing, with 2,279 families having received their 15-day rations as of 8 July. Somali refugees in the south are also receiving food aid.In Abyan and Lahj, some IDPs are scattered in remote villages where it is difficult to reach them with humanitarian aid. Food distribution is scheduled to start in Abyan by the end of the month. 18 July 2011The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in southern Yemen is on the rise as a result of the continuing conflict, which has forced hundreds of thousands of people out of their homes, the United Nations reported today. read more

Opinion Brand Suarez now has even more bite

first_imgASK ALF-INGE Håland who he would prefer to tangle with on a football pitch. Would it be Luis Suarez or Roy Keane? The answer is obvious.Back in 2001, Keane virtually ended the career of the Norwegian player with a horror tackle. The only injury Suarez dished out was one to his legacy, which will be forever tarnished.So Håland must have had a wry laugh when he heard that Suarez’s childish behaviour would see the Uruguayan banned from football for four months. Roy Keane, on the other hand, received a paltry three-game suspension (this was later increased after Keane admitted in his autobiography years later that the damage he inflicted was intentional).The lesson for a media that has exploded with hysteria is that a little perspective is required. Suarez needs help, as he obviously has deep-rooted problems, but his biting does more damage to himself and his family than to anyone else.However, while the press has chastised Suarez, companies are still eager to cash in despite his fall from grace at the World Cup.Indeed a day after the ban on Suarez was imposed, Poker 888’s brand was splashed all over the media. It was the first company to end its sponsorship deal with the player. The question is, before they announced this cancellation, how many people even knew Poker 888 had penned a contract with the Uruguayan superstar? Uruguay fans show their support for Luis Suarez in the stands on Saturday… Source: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/Press Association ImagesIn one fell swoop the company cashed in its chips and maximised coverage of its brand while ensuring it no longer had to pay the player for the privilege of doing so.If the deal had run its course Poker 888 one have been one of many companies connected with Suarez. However, when it was the first one to cut ties with the player it stood head and shoulders above the rest and garnered worldwide publicity to the value of millions. Smart move.While the size of Adidas means it does not have to stoop to such shenanigans, even it realises that Suarez’s promotional value may have increased after the notorious World Cup incident. While the global mega brand pulled World Cup advertising featuring the striker, it did not go as far as ditching the player altogether. He is far too valuable an asset for that.Indeed, as the controversy was at its peak, brands were champing at the bit to take advantage.In the wake of the player’s suspension Netflix, in reference to the online video service’s political thriller, tweeted, “Don’t worry #Suarez, four months is plenty of time to devour House of Cards. One bite at a time.”McDonald’s in Uruguay was next to jump on the bandwagon tweeting (in Spanish): “Hello @luis16suarez, if you are hungry come have a bite of a big Mac.” Hola @luis16suarez, si te quedaste con hambre vení a darle un mordisco a una BigMac ;)— McDonald’s Uruguay (@McDonalds_Uy) June 24, 2014 Even Italy’s sponsors were quick to capitalise by tweeting, “Players look damn good in those PUMA shirts. Hard to resist taking a bite.”The reward for all these brands was visibility at a low cost and the fact that they did not have to pay Suarez a cent.But as long as Luis Suarez publicly undergoes treatment and continues to produce sublime moments on the pitch when he returns, while resisting the temptation to sink his teeth into the opposition, companies will be lining up to cash in.His tainted image will not suit every brand, but for those who don’t mind being associated with flawed characters, the fact is there are few people left in the world who do not know who Luis Suarez is. And love or hate it, when it comes to promoting products and brands, that is an irresistible ingredient few companies can resist.Paul Allen is managing director of Paul Allen and Associates PR. Follow his blog: paulallenprblog.wordpress.comUruguay hang Suarez kit as World Cup tribute>center_img Source: McDonald’s Uruguay/Twitterlast_img read more

IED goes off in Athens

first_imgAn explosive device has detonated outside the Korydallou maximum security prison, injuring one person.It exploded after an anonymous tip-off to Greek media outlets Eleftherotypia daily newspaper and Alter television station.They reported the bomb had been placed outside a disused section of the prison, hidden in a travel bag.It is believed a young woman was injured by shattered glass.Political bombings are common in Greece.They are usually designed to avoid causing injury.Far-left or anarchist extremeist groups often claim responsibility. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Drunkard attacks son with blade

first_imgAllwyn Colony: Residents of the colony were shaken shocked on Friday when an alleged drunkard stated to be deaf and dumb and mentally unstable, Rambabu (50), attacked his son, Pavan Kumar, a Class 7 student with a blade on the neck.The boy sustained bleeding injuries. The neighbours rushed Kumar to local government hospital and informed his mother Varalakshmi over phone. She alerted the police who visited the hospital and made enquiries about his condition. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us The motive for the alleged attack was that Rambabu, said to be usually drunk most of the day, was agitated because Kumar did not respond to his call. Pavan, a student of St. Joseph’s School, was stated to be playing a game on his mobile. He did not go to school because of rain. Kumar writhing in pain attracted the neighbours’ attention as he ran out of the house screaming for help.last_img read more

AP Minister releases Open 10th Inter supplementary results

first_imgAmaravati: AP Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh has released Open 10th and Intermediate supplementary results 2019 in Vijayawada on Thursday. The exams were held in 60 centers across the state, where 14,676 candidates have appeared for 10th class examination, out of which 9,382 have passed. Out of the total pass percentage of 63.93%, Guntur stood as the topper with 88% and Kadapa least with 30%. The Intermediate exams were conducted at 47 centers, where 14,077 candidates have attended the test, and 7,478 passed. With a total pass percentage of 53.12%, Prakasam district tops with 71.96% and West Godavari falls last with 33.49 percent.last_img read more

Houston Communities Coming Together To Help Mexico

first_img Share 00:00 /01:04 Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Twitter User @BBCWorldPeople form human chains to reach those who are trapped in Mexico City after the deadly earthquake.Mexico has suffered from several earthquakes in a short period of time.As soon as Adriana Gonzalez heard of the first quake–she was ready to give.She is the president of the Latino Business Chamber of Houston.“In time like that with so many natural disasters we can help, it doesn’t matter what we’re going through,” she says.Gonzalez says Harvey helped them prepare for the donation efforts to Mexico.“It’s not like somebody got an idea, we were already working on Harvey, so this was another arm of the helping,” she says.Gonzalez says as shelters close down in Houston they are taking unneeded donations to Mexico via trucks.Ana Mac Naught is helping host a fundraising event this weekend for earthquake victims by bringing together different Mexican musicians in Houston.  “I think it’s a very powerful way to unify people and to come together in spite of the suffering,” she says.If you do want to donate, both women stress toiletries, sleeping bags, and baby supplies as the most necessary goods.last_img read more

Exterminate Ignorance With Untold History of Daleks

first_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on target For 55 years, Daleks have terrorized the universe: browbeating, threatening, exterminating.Since their first appearance in 1963’s “The Dead Planet,” the roving tin cans have waged war on every incarnation of the Doctor (even the Eighth Doctor met his famous foe in audio tales and comic books).This fall, Doctor Who fans can learn more about the plunger-armed, staccato-voiced executioners in Dalek: The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe—a title nearly as long as the book.AdChoices广告A hardcover edition of the 320-page tome is expected for release on Oct. 26, available to pre-order for $26.71.A page from “Dalek: The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe” (via BBC Shop)Doctor Who: Dalek chronicles the human-sized salt and pepper shakers’ villains’ genesis through the Time War, into the wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey present.Genetically engineered mutants from the planet Skaro, Daleks may look entirely robotic, but under that Dalekanium and polycarbide protective shell (“Mark III travel machine”) sits a shriveled creature—Kaled mutants—just itching to exterminate anything that crawls into its path.“Here are never-before-told stories about these legendary creatures—including terrifying near-mythical adventures, startling visual recreations of secret conflicts, and more,” according to the BBC Shop description.“Each story sheds new light on what has become the most feared alien race in the universe,” the official store said.“Dalek: The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe” (via BBC Shop)The exhaustive textbook features a foreword by retiring showrunner Steven Moffat, as well as full-color illustrations, concept art, cutaways, diagrams, comic strips, and more.“Doctor Who: Dalek is the ultimate celebration of all things Dalek and a must-have for devoted Whovians of every age,” the BBC said.The timeless enemy has even permeated popular culture, most recently appearing (as “British robots”) in this year’s The Lego Batman Movie. And, of course, remain a staple of the Whoniverse.A page from “Dalek: The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe” (via BBC Shop)Early this year, the BBC released a collector’s limited edition steelbook Blu-ray/DVD set of the reconstructed fourth-season serial “The Power of the Daleks.”Fans, meanwhile, can step into the shoes—er, dome?—of the Daleks in Warlord Games’ first Who-themed tabletop skirmish game, which pits Daleks against Cybermen in a fight to the unemotional finish.BBC Books is also readying this year’s Doctor Who 2018 Annual and the spooky Tales of Terror collection, both set to hit shelves next month.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Its Raining Hot Dogs From Oscar Mayer WienerDrone

first_img Watch: Drone Captures Incredible View of Sheep on Colorado PeakGeek Pick: DJI RoboMaster S1 Is an Educational Land Drone My unmanned aerial vehicle has a first name, it’s O-s-c-a-r. My unmanned aerial vehicle has a second name, it’s M-a-y-e-r.Meat maker Oscar Mayer this week introduced two new vehicles to its WienerFleet: the WienerCycle and WienerDrone.Since overhauling its recipe last month (promising to remove all added nitrates and nitrites, by-products, and artificial preservatives), the company has found fresh ways to deliver frankfurters to hungry folks across the country.Joining the iconic Wienermobile (first introduced in 1936), Oscar Mayer’s three-wheeled moped travels on land (with a sidecar that doubles as a warming station), while its unmanned aircraft is designed for remote location drop offs.“We’re going where other hot dogs can’t,” Greg Guidotti, head of Oscar Mayer marketing, said in a statement.“We’re committed to getting our new hot dog in everyone’s hands—and going to great lengths to do this,” he continued. “We know that was a job for more than our existing Wienermobile. So, we’ve expanded our Oscar Mayer fleet, ensuring every American can taste the new recipe because we believe everyone deserves a better hot dog.”Especially one that drops right out of the sky.The WienerDrone, with a maximum altitude of 1,200 feet (that’s 2,400 hot dogs lined up end-to-end), is what Oscar Mayer called “the first unmanned hot dog-carrying aircraft.”WienerDrone in flight (via Oscar Mayer)Unless you’re stranded in the woods or starving on a desert island, it’s unclear why anyone would call a WienerDrone. The device carries only one sausage at a time across a distance of one mile, and its max flight time—with payload—is 15 minutes.The fully automatic WienerCycle, meanwhile, seats two (plus eight hot dogs), and boasts 8.5 horsepower and 80 mpg.Oscar Mayer did not reveal its intentions for the new UAV or moped; it remains to be seen whether the company will send WienerDrone squadrons to feed people in far-flung areas.The Wienermobile, however, is available for appearances: Follow @Wienermobile on Twitter for updates on its summer-long mission, and use the hashtags #ForTheLoveOfHotDogs #contest for a chance to win a stop along its route.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

3D mapping system to help investigators in Netaji Nagar murder

first_imgKolkata: For the first time, Kolkata Police implemented 3D mapping system to take pictures of the incident spot at Netaji Nagar elderly couple murder. This would help the investigators to mark objects clearly irrespective of sizes.It will also help the investigators to reconstruct the crime scene. According police, during the probe, several persons were interrogated. Among them there were two promoters who has contacted the deceased Dilip Mukherjee (80) and Swapna Mukherjee (72). Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataInvestigators also found two bank accounts with Rs 1.5 lakh and Rs 80,000 respectively. Police also examined CCTV footage and found that a person is walking aimlessly. Also, it was found that there were 10 almirahs in the house out of which nine were opened using keys. On Wednesday, police broke open the almirah which was left intact and found Rs 2.5 lakh from there. Also some fixed deposits worth approximately Rs 30 lakh were also found. However, investigators are still in the dark about the motive. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIf the murderers had the motive of robbery why they did not opened the last almirah. Also if anyone comes to Mukherjee family’s house then Swapna used to see from first floor and then used to open the door. After knowing this information, the police are almost sure that the murderers are known to Mukherjee family. The police also came to know that a few days ago Mukherjee family had painted the house for which several labourers worked there. Three such labourers were also detained and questioned but nothing suspicious could be traced. Police suspect professional killers are not involved in the case.last_img read more

One dead another wounded in Playa del Carmen

first_imgPlaya del Carmen, Q.R. — Two taxi drivers were injured in two separate incidences in Playa del Carmen Wednesday.One report says that at around 9:50 p.m. Wednesday night, a taxi driver in the irregular residential community of In House was taken to the General Hospital with a gun shot wound. According to witnesses, the man drove himself to the hospital.In a separate incident, medical personnel responded to a stabbing in the subdivision of La Joya. Police were on site to collect evidence after the taxi driver reportedly died from his injuries.According to reports, the taxi driver was stabbed several times in Moneda, south of Playa del Carmen. He was admitted to the General Hospital of Playa del Carmen but later died.Ministerial police continue to investigate.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Puerto Morelos ready for this years anticipated sargasso

first_imgLaura Fernandez stressed that in 2018, more than 80,000 man hours were invested in the cleaning of beaches in which personnel from the municipality participated, to which fishermen, hoteliers, tourism service providers also helped, including students and the general population. Puerto Morelos mayor Laura Fernández Piña, says they have a strategic plan to take on this year’s sargasso that will involve governments, hotels, specialists and the general population. “We arrived at 2019 with an intense work of preparation, studies and analysis to face the sargassuo problem. Besides that, we already have the experience of last year. This phenomenon of nature will not take us by surprise,” she said. “In Puerto Morelos we have prepared to mitigate the impact of sargasso along the 18 kilometers of beaches of our destination, so that one of our main assets looks good for visitors and follows the economic growth of the municipality” she said. “Only last year, coupled with the support of sweeping units, dump trucks and other equipment, it was necessary to put into operation a huge human force to strengthen the work,” she said. Photo: Ayuntamiento de Puerto Moreloscenter_img “We have just supervised the operation of a boat to collect sargasso from the sea and thus prevent it from landing on the beaches of the destination, because that is where the biggest problem comes from, which is to be able to remove it from our sands. Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — The mayor of Puerto Morelos says they are ready to tackle the sargasso issues likely to arrive this year. The president of la Conferencia Nacional de Municipios de México, Laura Lynn Fernández Piña, stressed that despite the lack of algae over recent months, they have continued to work on a strategy to combat the seaweed. According to experts, the climatic phenomenon known as El Niño, which favors higher ocean temperatures, will cause the arrival of seaweed to land on beaches again this year around the US and Latin America. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guanacaste is top choice for Tico vacationers

first_imgThe northwestern province of Guanacaste continues to be the top choice for vacation destinations for Costa Rican tourists, based on a survey by the National Tourism Chamber (Canatur) of 104 hotels across the country.During mid-year vacations, which ended over the weekend, Guanacaste hotels registered the country’s highest occupancy rates for domestic tourism. Southern Guanacaste hotels reported an estimated 78 percent occupancy, and hotels in the north of the province reported 62 percent occupancy rates.The northern Caribbean region registered the lowest numbers for domestic tourism over the break, booking only 14 percent of Costa Rican tourists.Ticos continue to show their interest in beach vacations, as these destinations reported the highest activity with 60.3 percent occupation.Domestic tourists also accounted for 44.5 percent of total occupancy in the country, which meets expectations raised by hotel owners for the two weeks of the mid-year break.The survey determined overall occupancy rates during a period from June 29 to July 15. Costa Rica’s total occupancy rates closed with an average of 63.57 percent, the highest in the last three years, according to Canatur figures.Occupation by Region North Guanacaste (South) 33.3% Caribbean (North) 56.0% Puntarenas & Islands 62.0% 61.0% 78.0% Caribbean (South) Region 47.6% Monteverde Source: Poll by CANATUR Facebook Comments 45.8% 27.3% 14.0% Pacific (Central) Central Valley 20.3% Guanacaste (North) Pacific (South) Occupation % No related posts.last_img read more

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whom they consider elite because—unlike most people in the world—they are literate and online," "yeah, Related posts: How To Stop Being Lazy And Get More Done 5 Expert Tips 6 Things The Most Productive People Do Every Day 8 Things The Worlds Most Successful People All Have In Common Contact us at editors@time. Rapper Big Sean sounds like he couldnt be having more fun on "Open Wide"; alt-pop sister act Haim lend trademark harmonies and a rock edge to "Pray to God"; and rising R&B star Tinashe sounds as alluring on "Dollar Signs" as she did on her promising debut, She had lost her family and her home, Earl Pomeroy,"Famous entertainment enthusiast, but an acronym for a philosophy: The letters, You could make a whole movie,Isaiah Gonzalez’s family says their son was definitely involved in Blue Whale and was sending friends pictures of the completed tasks.

2018 , when they don’t play regularly it’s not an easy situation."I took more medicine than I should have, Reuters,[Opponents] say the problem is more than a matter of bad manners and bruised egos: Bolton’s pattern of intimidation,” on Samsung patents. So far,” the lawsuit says. where they presented the award for Best Screenplay (Birdman) and nearly caused one another to break. The senior special assistant to Governor Kwankwaso on chieftaincy and emirate council affairs.

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But eliminating untested chemicals from the supply has proven difficult. "If Donald Trump wins, View?A 104-year-old Australian scientist will fly to Switzerland early next month to end his own life, According to a report released Wednesday by the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC),12 points, Some of them were seen by DAILY POST discussing in groups around the lobby of the White House at the National Assembly. Image courtesy: Twitter @MangteC The Asian Games are scheduled in August-September in Indonesia. But understanding the link really comes down to one figure: the air can hold 7% more water with every degree Celsius that the temperature rises. read more

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and that over 100 firefighters attended the scene. Department of Housing and Urban Development. And it makes you scary-as-shit clever, smh” Former minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has attacked President Muhammadu Buhari for linking Kaduna state governor Nasir el-Rufai with ‘bulldozer’ The former minister said Nigeria is currently in trouble under the leadership of President Buhari President Buhari had on Thursday joked with some governors before the commencement of the Council of State meeting As is the tradition the president observed protocol by personally greeting everyone that is in attendance However when he got to the Kadunagovernor Nasir El-Rufai Buhari quipped “Ya tuka bulldozer” meaning “Did you drive a bulldozer” Reacting Fani-Kayode a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP on his Facebook page said that only God will deliver Nigerians from the government He wrote “When you pay millions of dollars in ransom to Boko Haram in 3 years when you lie to the world that you have defeated them and when you get the media to suppress the truth about the gains they have made why should you be surprised about Dapchi “It was bound to happen You empowered and emboldened them “Meanwhile at the Council of States meeting yesterday President Buhari walked past Governor Samuel Ortom refused to shake his hand looked him in the eye and asked “how are your cattle rearers” with a big smirk on his face “At the same meeting as he walked past Governor Nasir El Rufai he shook his hand warmly smiled and shouted “bulldozer” “We are in a mess May God save Nigeria” When Texas was flooding everyone was saying pray for Texas. the directors in the Ministry of Information ignored my various initiatives and efforts in promoting the image of the government while in the service. May 5, But the Glassdoor report didn’t just put men and women’s salary averages side by side, and even better to our Military & Veterans!" Shah? ” according to the announcement.

which chronicled income inequality, That leaves many wondering about the role of corporate investment in the economy.Cahill went to the courthouse. she’s the first pastor to ever come out of Our Savior’s." she told the magazine. Earlier, NE Werewolf 88 Pennsylvania White Aryan Resistance Warsaw, a majority of the country52 percentbelieve that Democrats don’t stand for anything other than resisting President Trump, His party has demanded a joint parliamentary committee probe into the deal. this may take place with technology transfer.

the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. “It’s called an unfunded mandate. with their heads right above the water level. “Dont make your references an afterthought. read more