Rebelution To Make Costa Rica Debut For Wildlife Preserve Benefit Concert

first_imgRebelution will be performing in Costa Rica for the first time ever with local reggae sensation Ojo de Buey at the first annual Reggae to the Rescue this summer. Sponsored by Arizona Iced Tea, the day-long event is going down July 16th, and will take place at Patrons Bar and Grill which is located in downtown Dominical near the shores of the Pacific, alongside some of the most consistent waves in Central America.The goal of this benefit concert is to use the positive vibes of reggae music to foster a community that will help raise funds for Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, a non-profit organization, so they can expand their facilities and hire much needed staff. 100% of the funds raised from the event will be donated!Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary first opened its doors to distressed animals in December 2014. They ascribe to the philosophy “Rescue Rehab and Release” and have re-introduced over 100 monkeys, toucans, sloths and other exotic animals back into nature. “Everyday we see more and more animals that have been injured or displaced. Our staff is working around the clock to care for and rehabilitate the animals that are brought to us. With over 100 animals currently at the sanctuary, and more coming everyday, it is our mission to provide care for every single animal that comes to us. We are continually expanding the facilities and growing our team to handle the demands, but we need your help in order to make our mission a reality,” explains Executive Director Tom Rademacher in a press release. More information about Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary can be found here.Check it out!Reggae to the Rescue will be in the middle of Rebelution’s “Falling Into Place” tour, which kicks off at historic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado on June 6th. The trek takes the band across the US for twenty-six dates, finally ending in Missoula, Montana on August 20th, before they head over to Costa Rica for what is sure to be one of their most special shows to date. Find out more on the band’s website.Hailing from San José, Costa Rica, Ojo de Buey has made their name in the scene by providing the earthiest of reggae vibes to Central America, also performing alongside some of the nation’s leading acts, like Rebelution and Dirty Dozen on the stages of North Coast Music Festival.Hosting Rebelution and Ojo de Buey for this benefit concert is only the beginning of Reggae to the Rescue’s efforts! Tickets are currently on sale for $25 USD here, with a limited number of VIP tickets available as well. Whether you’re already in Costa Rica, plan to visit there, or have always wanted to, now might be a really great time to make the plans. For a good cause!last_img read more

In the socks of our tourism half the money than the Austrians, and why ?!

first_imgAustria, which has only twice as many inhabitants as “our beautiful country”, and which has no sea but only many, many mountains and plateaus, earns 22,7 billion euros a year from tourism! Of which 12,7 billion euros in the winter. And Croatia, which has the sea and Dubrovnik and Split and the islands untouched as if born of a “smart” mother, and also has Pula and Istria, brags at all bells that it puts in the state “sock” of the sun, ice cream, comfort and the sea all in all 9, 5 billion euros! And that is our limit! Published by: Gordana Igrec / published and transferred with permission from the portal Young people would say: sometimes it is “less – more”. But young people have left and are leaving. And no one listens to them. And the old ones, disappointed with the reality, turned a deaf ear to everything. Now I no longer know if any of those in charge “hear” these figures that resonate and embarrass us. While the whole column of cars after the “craziest night of the year” is heading towards the mountains with euros in their pockets, leaving behind deserted islands, sadly deserted sea and singing Istria and Dalmatia. When will this country get a ruling set that will know what and how with our mare nostrum, our coast, apartments, hotels, untouched nature, our delicacies, music and culture. While “dindrlica” is being promoted in Austria, who wears Split’s civic costume or sopila in Istria attracts tourists and knows how to cash in on it? This is not about predation, but about how we can appreciate this piece of land where we all found ourselves at the same time? How do we treat our natural and cultural heritage? And don’t we shout out loud, don’t we recite and dig into our chests just to cover up how we actually care a little (care) about our heritage, tradition, our nature, and everything we’ve inherited from our history attached? And what needs to be nurtured, presented and finally fertilized financially. Without such a worldview, the fact that 20 percent of GDP comes from tourism will not help us. At the same time, our mouths are full of tourist feats. While all the time we throw sand in the eyes of the inhabitants of this afflicted state or, like politicians, we push our heads into the sand like ostriches. Avoiding the problem. Photo: Hallstatt, Austria / Photo: Mostly looking for masseurs, beauticians, physiotherapists who will work for secured accommodation and food while skiing for a salary of up to 1 euros. In Switzerland, for example, where the share of tourism in GDP is 900 to 7 skis, and their income is alongside Austria, which means that it surpasses Croatia. While in our country the share of tourism in GDP is 77 percent, and our income “limps” for the Alpine country, with which we have been in a political marriage for centuries – Austria. It is obvious that mathematics does not go to the minds of our politicians, and they do not cope well with numbers or percentages when they do not “darken their eyes” on these statistics, which say more than all the words that everyone in our country takes lightly anyway. razmeću.center_img Photo: A country that has the coast and the sea as a God-given day and that could share these beauties with others in a way that secures a place under the sun so that it becomes a recognizable and popular tourist destination during 365 days of the year experiences ecstasy with only a few confessions of the world for her beauty or service or the occasional reportage. No, we are not as humble as we react. And why do Austrians already open the season for hunting seasonal workers in hotels in September or October? We just don’t know how our neighbors shared the crown and crust of bread with us! Even today, after exactly 100 years have passed since we separated, we are left with bread with seven crusts, and the heirs of the Habsburg monarchy – the Austrians “kajzerice, buns, butter and marmalade”. It seems that the “beans” fell to our detriment and that we got the thick end of it. We could also talk about our mentality, and say: “How are we better servants than masters!” Because, how else to comment that we do not know or do not want to use “heavenly beauty” for the betterment of all inhabitants of Dalmatia, Istria and the whole of Croatia? Some forever. It’s all the fault – GDP! Is it?! “Let’s go girls, let’s go boys, students, pupils, policemen! To the mountains, because there is no winter there “is the refrain of the song of the White Button, which is still happily sung today. Soon, everyone in line in Lijepa naša will start chanting this refrain, crossing the border after skiing to neighboring Slovenia, Austria, Italy or the Czech Republic or Switzerland and France, as well as to nearby Bosnia and Herzegovina, after the Christmas and New Year holidays. On the mountains to our natural beauties that surround the sea, to tourism throughout the year we are, it is clear as light – forgotten.last_img read more

Rp 770,000 for a chicken? House demands explanation from Agriculture Ministry

first_imgDuring Tuesday’s work meeting between the commission and Agriculture Ministry officials, Sudin questioned the ministry’s local poultry development program budget, which allocates Rp 26.98 billion (US$1.83 million) to procure 35,000 chickens.He said that allocation put the price of one chicken at around Rp770,000. “Is the budget for one chicken that big?” Sudin said.He said the allocation violated the implementation checklist for the ministry’s 2020 budget, which allocated Rp 551.4 billion to procure around 8.8 million chickens, which put the price at Rp62,000 a chicken.Sudin also questioned other procurement allocations for the program, such as the Rp 5.03 billion budget to procure 550 pigs, which puts the price of one pig at around Rp 9 million. He urged the ministry to reassess the budget allocation and present the correct data, a demand accepted by the ministry’s animal husbandry director general, I Ketut Diarmita. House of Representatives Commission IV, which oversees agriculture, forestry, fisheries and food production, has demanded an explanation from the Agriculture Ministry over its high budget allocation for chicken procurement this year.Commission IV chairman Sudin, a member of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), said the commission would hold a follow-up meeting with the Agriculture Ministry on Monday to discuss the matter. “[We will hold the meeting] so that this issue can be clarified,” he told The Jakarta Post on Saturday. Read also: Ministry encourages businesses to buy farmers’ chickens as prices fallOn Saturday, however, Ketut clarified that the Rp 26.2 billion budget also included Rp 3.69 billion for chicken production grants from the technical implementation unit in 2020 and Rp 20.98 billion for completing the remaining work contracts of its 2019 work program in Gorontalo and Southeast Sulawesi, making the chicken budget at Rp 2.02 billion.“The price is not Rp 26.96 billion divided by 35,000 chickens or Rp 770,000 per chicken, but the budget actually consists of several other components of activities included in the budgeting,” Ketut said in a written statement.Additionally, the chicken procurement budget would also include other poultry farm supplies, such as chicken food, medicine, cage repairment cost aid and operational funds.Ketut added that the high pig procurement budget was due to the higher cost of distributing the pig farm aid in the Papua region. The ministry estimated that the aid distribution in Papua would cost Rp 13.1 million compared to Rp 4.3 million in other regions, namely West Kalimantan and North Sulawesi.Topics :last_img read more

No. 19 LSU tops No. 5 Kentucky on controversial game-winning tip-in

first_imgLSU DOWNS KENTUCKY AT THE BUZZER IN RUPP 🚨— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) February 13, 2019The officials reviewed the play and determined Bigby-Williams’ released the ball before time expired, giving LSU a 73-71 victory.Bigby-Williams, however, appeared to touch the ball while it was still in the cylinder. But, basket interference is not a call that can be reviewed via replay.The ball is clearly within the cylinder when it is touched. Should have been goaltending. But ⁦@SethOnHoops⁩ says they can’t review that… so it was missed by officials in real time. Great win for LSU, but game should be in OT.— Dari Nowkhah (@ESPNDari) February 13, 2019Kentucky forward EJ Montgomery also may have put his hand through the net on Mays’ initial shot. No. 19 LSU picked up a road win over No. 5 Kentucky on a controversial tip-in at the buzzer Tuesday.The teams were tied with less than two seconds to play when Tigers guard Skylar Mays attacked the paint and attempted a layup. The shot bounced off the rim, but forward Kavell Bigby-Williams tapped the ball through the basket as time expired. Everyone is talking about the tip-in, but this was a pretty clear goaltend by E.J. Montgomery on the initial shot. The refs missed the call against Kavell Bigby-Williams, but that tip-in shouldn’t have mattered if they had seen Montgomery’s hand go through the rim.— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) February 13, 2019Kentucky forward PJ Washington tallied a game-high 20 points, along with nine rebounds, in the losing effort. LSU star Tremont Waters had 15 points but shot just three of 13 from the field.The loss snapped Kentucky’s 10-game winning streak and dropped it to 20-4 (9-2 SEC) this season. LSU improved to 20-4 (10-1 SEC).last_img read more

B.C. Liberals seek intervener status in probe of high price of gasoline

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – Opposition Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson says he wants to be part of a probe of high gasoline prices by British Columbia’s independent energy regulator.Wilkinson says he’s applied to participate as an intervener in any examination to identify factors impacting gasoline prices in the province.Premier John Horgan asked the B.C. Utilities Commission to investigate why gasoline in Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island is so much more expensive than the rest of the country.- Advertisement -A date and terms for an investigation have not been set but David Morton, chairman of the utilities commission, says in a statement the regulator is interested in conducting a fair, transparent and inclusive process to identify the factors impacting the price of gasoline.Wilkinson says in a letter to Morton he encourages a review that includes examinations of provincial taxes and any connections between the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project and fuel supplies.Horgan’s letter says BCUC is a trusted and respected regulator and has the ability to conduct detailed hearings that will provide residents with necessary evidence and recommendations for the best path forward.Advertisementlast_img read more

Chapa Dimba All-Stars pick first win in Spain

first_imgHowever, their girls counterparts were not lucky as they went down 2-0 to a tactical Sant Gabriele in the late kick off played at the same venue.Chapa Dimba Boys team bounced back to beat Sant Gabriele 2-1 and pick their first win in SpainThe boys and girls All Star teams had gone through a two hour light training session in the morning of the match day with their La Liga coaches taking them through ball passing, agility and off the ball movements before heading to their hotel for a six hour rest.Before the game, Enock Wanyama had told Capital Sport that they were geared p to collect their first win especially after watching Barcelona beat Getafe 2-0 in a La Liga match at the iconic Camp Nou Stadium.And indeed they did not disappoint as they displayed an improved performance compared to their opening friendly where he blamed the loss for not having gelled as a team.The team put to practice in the game what they were taught in training by possessing the ball, building from the back to see them dominate the midfield.However, a lapse in concentration cost they after a long range shot that was punched away by the custodian was miscued by his defender to hand Sant Gabriele a gift, with their striker effortlessly tapping the ball home for the opener.The Kenyan team restored parity 10 minutes to half time thanks to a Njenga well-connected pass to take the match to 1-1 at the break.Returning for the last half, the boys were not deterred by the freezing weather and looking re-energised, before equalizing and taking the lead through Lual’s effort.The two teams of 17 boys and 15 girls will have a rest day on Tuesday before resuming their sessions on Wednesday.-Alex Isaboke is reporting from Barcelona, Spain-0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Stars boys team Enock Wanyama taking on two Sant Gabriele opponents in their second friendly in Barcelona.SALAOU, Spain, May 14 – Benjamin Njenga and Mengistu Lual found the target as the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Star boys team came from behind to edge out home team Sant Gabriel 2-1 in their second friendly match hosted under floodlights in Barcelona on Monday night.The result injected a massive boost of confidence for the boys especially after losing their first friendly match 5-3 to Reus last Friday.last_img read more