Monday, August 19, 2013
Philippine ferry death toll climbs to 38, as oil leaks CEBU (AFP) - Philippine divers hauled bodies out of rough seas Sunday in the grisly aftermath of a ferry disaster that claimed at least 38 lives, as oil leaked from the submerged vessel. Rescue efforts were focused throughout Sunday on more than 80 people missing and believed trapped inside the St Thomas Aquinas ferry that sank on Friday night near the central city of Cebu after colliding with a cargo ship. Continued on pg 5
France urges Saudi, Qatar to help resolve Egypt crisis PARIS (AFP) - France on Sunday called on Saudi Arabia and Qatar to help find a solution to the crisis in Egypt as it received senior diplomats from the two rival regional powers. (See pg 6)
Aruba celebrates the next generation of outstanding leaders with "Hoben y Talentoso" (Young & Talented) School Weekly Planner
In collaboration with the Aruban government, the I â™Ľ Aruba team has put together a weekly planner for 2013-2014, which they hope to make an annual tradition. It showcases outstanding island youth who are an inspiration and role models to all their generation, particularly those struggling with deciding on a future and wondering how they can fully realize their potential. (See story on pg 2)
Monday, August 19, 2013
Aruba celebrates the next generation of outstanding leaders with "Hoben y Talentoso" (Young & Talented) School Weekly Planner
Artist Armando Goedgedrag In collaboration with the Aruba Madness Youngbloodz champion paintball Aruban government, the I â™Ľ team Aruba team has put together a weekly planner for 2013-2014, which they hope to make an annual tradition. It showcases outstanding island youth who are an inspiration and role models to all their generation, particularly those struggling with deciding on a future and wondering how Medal winning special BMX biking champ Zaithyel they can fully realize athlete Francis Croes Soekandar their potential. The dozens of individuals listed in the agenda have excelled in all fields of endeavor. They represent talent, and more importantly, tenacity and determination, in the arts, sports, scholastic achievement, community service, and entrepreneurial innovaBowling Champ Kamilah Community Service group Forma- tion, particularly in tion Social Dammers the fields of renewable energy and sustainability. Most are gifted, some in more than a single field. Primarily, they are also examples that these gifts are nothing without the hard work and the fortitude to develop their talents, often with the reward to compete and succeed not Chess Champion An- Martial Arts champion Gilberto only locally, but in Boerleider nelaine Jacobs global arenas. A these essential daily diaries is large portion of them are An integral part of every Aruban secondary student's a popular industry that pro- medal winners in internalist of school supplies is their duces entire school supply tional sports competitions, or agenda, where assignments, ensembles, from bags to pen- have had their cultural talents beyond events and upcoming tests cil holders, often themed to acknowledged pop culture icons. Aruba's borders. are recorded. Publishing
Billiards Champ Marc Farro Aruba's Prime Minister Mike Eman was very proud Judo champ Emmazira to be present for the launch- Kelly ing of the new agenda during a gala event at Paseo Herencia Shopping Mall on Friday evening, August 16. He commended all those attending, and took personal pleasure in awarding those featured in the weekly planner their personal copy, introducing them to the audience. A number of the recipients could not be present, as they are Special athlete Anouska Isei abroad, competing at various championships, or attending school, so their parents accepted in their behalf. Among those unable to be present was Professional Windsurfing Women's World Champion in Freestyle for the last five years, multi-gold medal winner and world record holder Sarah Quita Offringa. Others were Javier St. Jago, an inno- Jazz musician Sergio vator in sustainability tech- Janssen nology and among the crew pletely on renewable energy, that were on the maiden voy- the Ecolution. age of the first boat run comContinued on pg 3
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Dancer Dyantha Maduro
Drag Racer Trevor Eman
Softball Star Eldrick Dijkhof The mother of Hendrick Burgers, a world kitesurfing champion, accepted his copy. Gold medal winning swimmers Jamal Le Grand, a racer, and Kyra Hoevertsz, a
synchronized swimming tour de force, were off at international events, so their parents accepted on their behalf, along with those of Taekwondo Champion Stuart Smit. Standing out among the many athletes unable to Excelling in education attend was local Carlos Lopez cultural icon, poetess and artist Rosabelle Illes and physically handicapped student Darren Rosenstand, whose has not let being confined to a wheelchair stop him from excelling scholastically at the highest levels. The working portions of the attractive weekly planner are inter- Excelling in her education Esther Gomes spersed with exciting photos of each subject, most of them in action in their chosen field of accomplishment, with a short listing of their often international achievements, and an inspiring personal quote. Other famous quotations, by the likes of Muhammad Ali, Soccer Star Fercand Theodore Roosevelt, Walt Disney and more, are Sophia also liberally distributed proof to all that others can through the book. The one by achieve it as well." Abraham Lincoln sums up its Continued on pg 4 purpose best: "That some achieve great success, is By Rosalie Klein
Business innovatorsSeantrick Webb and Andrycg Rasmijn
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Percussionist Siegfried Hart
Innovative young business leader Davina Mansur Medal winning bodyboarder Gregory Wouters
Writer and Poet Osvaldo Correa
Medal winning syncro swimmer Anouk Eman
Singer and musician Miguel Genser
Event organizers Angelique Thode and Candy Rasmijn
Model and Beauty Queen Thessaly Zimmerman
Musician and DJ Stefan Bartels Daal
Medal winning equestrian Mark Bruin
Music producer Ruelle Geerman Singer Jonathan Croes
Monday, August 19, 2013
Philippine ferry death toll climbs to 38, as oil leaks
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More than 800 passengers and crew were aboard the ferry, which sank within 10 minutes of impact. "It is possible that there are air pockets in its compartments and there might be survivors," Navy spokesman Lieutenant Commander Gregory Fabic told AFP, adding people could survive for 72 hours in such conditions. "There is still hope that there might just be survivors there." However by nightfall the navy and coastguard divers had not been able to reach the interior of the vessel, with strong currents and choppy
waves hampering efforts, and only dead bodies from its outer areas had been recovered. Meanwhile leaking oil from the vessel added a new front to the disaster response, spreading for more than five kilometres (three miles) and into coastal villages, fishing grounds and mangroves. At one area about five kilometres from the disaster site, mangroves were coated in black oil at low tide, and birds waded amid shallow water covered in a rainbow sheen, according to an AFP reporter.
Project Runway designer to accompany Divi & Tamarijn's Stylish Sweepstake winner to Aruba In Style 2013
As of the 3rd of September all US residents 21 years and older can participate in the Divi & Tamarijn sweepstakes: "Ultimate Aruba Fashion Experience" with Project Runway Season 11 designer Layana Aguilar. The winner will receive a 7 - night stay for two all inclusive at Divi Aruba Resort, 2 return tickets to Aruba and much more offered by Divi Aruba. What makes this sweepstake even more attractive is that the winner gets to travel to Aruba for the Aruba In Style with Project Runway designer Layana Aguilar, who hails from Brazil. The winner will also be attending the fashion week wearing Layanaâ€™s wardrobe. In addition the winner will also take home a design by Layana and a total of $2.500 to shop in Aruba together with Layana at any store of their choice. Undoubtedly, this will be an unforgettable experience. This will bring much press coverage for Aruba especially thru the social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Layana presented her designs last year at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion week in New York and this year she is slated to do so in Aruba for the Aruba In
Style event. Project Runway is a reality TV series in the US on the Lifetime channel which focuses on fashion designing and is hosted by super model Heidi Klum. Project Runway has a large following. Hence, the fact that one of their designers are coming to Aruba will evoke much attention from the international press. Together with the IMG Fashion NY association and Aruba Tourism Authority, Aruba In Style 2013 will commence on Friday November 8th. The focus for AIS this year will be Latin America, one of the largest growing markets in the last years. For more information of AIS 2013 visit their website at: www.arubainstyle.com or www.facebook.com/arubain style.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Kozlov Dance Academy Opens with a Week of Free Classes! After a thirty-five year international dance career and more than twenty years educating students in the United States, the Kozlov's are now offering quality training to children and adults on the island. Having danced with the world famous Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, New York City Ballet, on Broadway, and as guest artists all around the world, the Kozlovâ€™s will be training students in the Russian classical ballet tradition and producing quality performances including fulllength ballets with their students. The opening of the dance academy is a unique opportunity for island residents to train with two of ballet's top dancers. Having studied with legendary dancers in the exclusive Bolshoi Ballet in Russia, being invited by George Balanchine, himself, to join New York City Ballet, and working with top choreographers, including Alvin Aliey and Jerome Robbins, the Kozlov's bring a wealth of knowledge and experience. In the United States, their students were invited to perform at prestigous events in Berlin, Paris, New York City, and Washington DC. Additionally, many students pursued professional dance careers, dancing with American Ballet Theater, San Fransisco Ballet, and Colorado Ballet, among others. The Kozlov's plan to continue their level of excellence and
have a worldly vision for their new students. The dance academy which is located on the second floor of the Cricket Building on Vondellaan is receiveing a complete renovation to create a professional dance studio, complete with a viewing window for parents to see into the class, a professional marley dance floor and full length mirrors. Classes will begin on August 26th and are being offered to children age four through adults.Those interested are also invited to participate in free classes the week of August 19th.These classes are a nice opportunity for interested students to visit the space, meet the Kozlov's and get a feel for the class style. The schedule for the free classes is as folllows: Tuesday (Aug. 20): Ballet II (Ages 6-8) 4:00-4:45pm, Ballet IV (Ages 12 and older) 5:00-6:00pm / Wednesday (Aug 21): Ballet I (Ages 4-5) 4:30-5:15pm, Ballet III (Ages 9-11) 5:30-6:30pm, Adult Ballet 7:00-8:00pm / Saturday, (Aug. 24) Ballet Workout for Adults and Teenagers 9:00-10:00am. Please call 564-2670 or email: email@example.com to reserve a space in the free classes. For a class schedule, fees, inscription and more information visit their website www.kozlovdance.com or call 564-2670.
France urges Saudi, Qatar to help resolve Egypt crisis PARIS (AFP) - France on Sunday called on Saudi Arabia and Qatar to help find a solution to the crisis in Egypt as it received senior diplomats from the two rival regional powers. Qatar, considered an ally of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, has strongly condemned the intervention by the authorities against the Islamist leader's supporters. Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, has declared its support for Egypt's army-installed interim government and the stand it has taken "against terrorism". Receiving the Saudi foreign minister, Prince Saud alFaisal, French President Francois Hollande invoked the "duty" of countries that
have "a relationship of trust and friendship (with Egypt) to end the violence" so that political dialogue can begin. "It is unacceptable that there is violence of this level in a great country like Egypt," said Hollande. Clashes between security forces and Morsi supporters have claimed almost 800 lives in the past five days. Hollande spoke of the "shared responsibility" of Arab and European countries including France to ensure the authorities in Egypt "allow the holding of elections within a short time frame". French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius also received his Qatari counterpart Sunday and stressed the need for "dialogue" in Egypt.
British police probe new Diana murder claim LONDON (AFP) - British police said Saturday they were examining new information about the 1997 death of Diana, princess of Wales, reportedly including an allegation that she was murdered by a British military figure. Scotland Yard police headquarters said it was checking the credibility of recently received information about the deaths of the princess and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed. They were killed in a car crash in a Paris underpass in the early hours of August 31, 1997, along with their driver, Henri Paul. Citing a military source, Britain's domestic Press Association news agency said it understood the allegation was made by the former parents-in-law of an ex-soldier, based on information he had talked about in the past.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Five killed by leftist guerrillas in Paraguay
US investigating JPMorgan's China hiring WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States is investigating JPMorgan over its hiring practices in China, the company confirmed Sunday. The New York Times had earlier reported that the investment bank was under investigation over claims it hired the children of influential Chinese officials to secure business in the country. "We publicly disclosed this matter in our 10-Q filing last week, and are fully cooperating with regulators," company spokesman Mark Kornblau told AFP when asked about the report. The US Securities and Exchange Commission filing confirmed that there had been a request from regulators for "information and documents relating to, among other matters, the firm's employment of certain former employees in Hong Kong and its business relationships with certain clients." The filing did not provide further details. The Times had cited one case where the bank hired the son of Tang Shuangning, a for-
mer Chinese banking regulator who is now chairman of the state-run China Everbright Group financial conglomerate. JPMorgan secured a succession of sought-after deals from China Everbright after hiring the son, Tang Xiaoning, the paper said. The Times report said the Hong Kong office of JPMorgan had also hired the daughter of a Chinese railway official who was later arrested in connection with a bribery scandal. It said the daughter's hiring came as The China Railway Group selected JPMorgan to advise it on becoming a public company. China Railway later raised a staggering $5 billion when it went public in 2007. The Times, however, said the government document did not show a clear link between JPMorgan's hiring policy and its ability to secure business. The records also did not suggest that the hired employees were unqualified, or that they necessarily helped JPMorgan secure business. The bank has not been accused of any wrongdoing.
BEIT SHEMESH - ISRAEL (AFP) : Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man search for ancient human remains at a construction site in Ramat Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem, on Sunday, after dozens of Ultra-Orthodox Jews, known as Haredim, protest for a fifth day against the desecration of ancient graves which were discovered at a new housing construction site.
ASUNCION (AFP) - Leftist guerrillas kidnapped and killed five guards who worked for a cattle ranch north of Asuncion, police said Sunday. Another police officer was wounded in an ambush when he and other officers arrived on the scene. Interior Minister Francisco de Vargas attributed the deaths to the Paraguayan People's Army, a Marxist guerrilla group. It was the first attack by the group since the swearing-in Thursday of conservative businessman Horacio Cartes to a five-year term as president. Police said the guard's campsite in the Lagunita ranch in the province of San Pedro was overrun by the guerrillas Saturday night. The ranch is owned by a Brazilian, Renato Recender. The EPP has been active in San Pedro and Concepcion provinces, the country's two poorest, since 2007. It has been blamed for 31 killings since then.
Mexico arrests Gulf drug cartel leader MEXICO CITY (AFP) - The leader of the Gulf cartel was transferred Sunday to Mexico City for questioning after his capture near the northern border with the United States. Mario Armando Ramirez Trevino was arrested Saturday morning in a military operation near the border city of Reynosa, in the second major blow in a little more than a month to the crime syndicates
Germany considering halting arms exports to Egypt: Merkel
BERLIN (AFP) - German chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday that stopping arms shipments to Egypt would be an appropriate way to put pressure on the country as it is gripped by deadly violence. Speaking to German television station, ZDF, Merkel said arms exports to Egypt could be "subject to measures which clearly show our scepticism about what is happening". "There will probably be a meeting of European Union foreign ministers" in the coming days to assess the Egyptian situation, she said. "We will examine what steps can be taken... we must act together and take the same measures," said Merkel, who described the situation in Egypt as "worrying". EU diplomats are scheduled to hold emergency talks in Brussels about the ongoing
bloodshed in Egypt on Monday. More than 750 people were killed in four days of violence after a military and police crackdown on Islamist protesters loyal to ousted president Mohamed Morsi. In an interview with the German weekly magazine, Focus, published on Sunday, the German Foreign Minister, Guido Westerwelle, said that Berlin's export of arms to Egypt was "already restrictive". Germany's economic ministry indicated on Saturday that it had frozen all decisions on arms exports to Egypt. European Union leaders, Herman Van Rompuy and Jose Manuel Barroso, warned Cairo on Sunday that the EU was ready to "reexamine" its relations with Egypt if there was no end to the current violence.
that have terrorized Mexico for years. A spokesman for the federal prosecutor's office said that during the night the military turned Ramirez Trevino over for questioning by organized crime investigators. His capture followed the July 15 arrest of Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the head of the paramilitary Zetas cartel. President Enrique Pena Nieto, who took office in December 2012, has pledged to reduce the drug-related violence that has resulted in more than 70,000 deaths since 2006. Ramirez Trevino, thought to be 51, became head of the once-powerful Gulf cartel after its former leader, Jorge Eduardo "El Coss" Costilla, was arrested in September 2012. The Gulf cartel first emerged as a liquor smuggling ring during the Prohibition era in the 1930s and is one of Mexico's oldest criminal groups. Even though it has lost considerable terrain to rivals since its heyday in the mid 2000s, it retains key smuggling routes in eastern and northeastern Mexico. The United States had offered a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Ramirez Trevino, who was indicted in a US federal court in 2008 on crimes related to trafficking cocaine and marijuana from Mexico into the United States. Mexicans have become so outraged by the cartels' violence and distrustful of authorities that in some areas residents have taken up arms and formed self-defense groups. The bodies of 24 people were found last week in two states where vigilantes have been especially active, local officials said Saturday.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Health & Living
New 4-strain flu vaccine gets FDA approval
--The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a shot for four flu strains - after approving a similar vaccine in December - as preventives against the virus that kills thousands of Americans each year. Both vaccines were developed by pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline after public health officials repeatedly wrongly predicted which flu strains would be the most dominant. GSK plans to deliver about 10 million doses for the upcoming flu season, along with at least 12 million doses of the traditional flu vaccine made for three strains. The two GSK vaccines - Flulaval Quadrivalent and Fluarix Quadrivalent - are approved for children as young as 3 years old.
Israel takes polio vaccination campaign nationwide
JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israel took its polio vaccination campaign nationwide on Sunday, saying a two-week vaccination effort in the south was not enough to curb the threat of an outbreak of the virus. The ministry said that since the launch of the campaign in the south of the country two weeks ago, 60,000 children -or 60 percent of the children in that region -- had already been vaccinated. Speaking on military radio, Health Minister Yael German
said that while 98 percent of children in Israel had already been vaccinated as infants, "that does not prevent children vaccinated with a dead (inactivated) virus from being carriers and passing the disease on." German chided parents who questioned the need to vaccinate their children with an attenuated virus in order to prevent the potential spread of the virus to others, calling the vaccination "a matter of mutual guarantee."
Meanwhile, the Izun Hozer group which according to its Facebook page promotes medical knowledge filed a petition to the High Court asking for a freeze on the campaign until questions are answered on the specific vaccine being used. Dikla Baranes, a lawyer representing the group, said the vaccine in use was "not tested in any Western country," only on a small group in India, and the results were "very significant" and raised serious question marks. The health ministry has ordered one million doses of the vaccine, aiming to administer them until the end of November and urging parents to vaccinate their children before the school year starts. On August 4, the ministry launched a campaign to vaccinate 200,000 children up to nine years old in the south after the virus showed up in routine tests at sewage treatment plants.
Saudi to send three field hospitals to Egypt
JEDDAH (AFP) - Saudi King Abdullah ordered on Saturday the dispatch of three fully-equipped field hospitals to Egypt, a day after backing Cairo in its deadly crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protesters. The move is aimed at "standing by and supporting the brotherly Egyptian people, and to reduce the pressure on hospitals there," said a Saudi official cited by SPA state news agency. The hospitals will come with a full staff of doctors and technicians, the unnamed official said. Egypt has seen fivedays of bloodshed since Wednesday
Monday, August 19, 2013
Sci-Tech Japan volcano in spectacular eruption
TOKYO (AFP) - A volcano in southern Japan erupted in spectacular fashion on Sunday, spewing an ash plume up to 5,000 metres into the air, meteorological officials said, according to a report. The eruption of the 1,117metre (3,665-foot) Mount
Sakurajima near Kagoshima city took place around 4:30 pm Jiji Press said. A large amount of volcanic ash fell in the northern and central parts of the city, causing a delay in train services and temporary poor visibility, forcing car drivers to use their headlights. The eruption also resulted in a small flow of volcanic material up to about one kilometre (half a mile) from the crater, Jiji said. It was the 500th eruption this year of Sakurajima, which is about 950 kilometres southwest of Tokyo. The eruption lasted for about 50 minutes.
Pakistan floods affect 300,000 SLAMABAD (AFP) Heavy monsoon rains have triggered floods affecting more than 300,000 people across Pakistan in the last two weeks and killed 108 others, disaster management officials said Sunday. The rains have hit 770 villages and completely destroyed 2,427 houses across Pakistan, he said. The NDMA has established 44 relief camps in flood-hit areas to accommodate affected people, the official added. Pakistan has suffered from monsoon floods for the last three years and has been criticised for not doing more to mitigate against the dangers posed by seasonal rains washing away homes and farmland. Streets in all major cities including Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad suffer intermittent flooding due to downpours, damaging roads and private homes. In 2010, the worst floods in the country's history killed almost 1,800 people and affected 21 million.
Samsung to unveil 'smartwatch' next month PARIS (AFP) - South Korea's Samsung Electronics will unveil its new Galaxy Gear "smartwatch" early next month, ahead of Apple's iWatch, Bloomberg news and a fan site said Saturday. The Galaxy Gear, which will allow users to make calls, access email and even surf the Internet, will launch on September 4, said the sammobile.com site. The world's top handset maker will also launch its new Galaxy Note 3 on that day, the site reported. Bloomberg said the first version of the smart watch would not have a flexible screen.
Wearable computing, including Google's Glass eyewear, is considered as the next frontier in consumer electronics following smartphones. In June, Sony unveiled the latest version of its SmartWatch, which links with smartphones to receive alerts about phone calls, emails and updates from social networks and also includes a music function. Samsung's US rival Apple has long been rumoured to be working on introducing an "iWatch", which would represent the biggest gadget launch by the firm since the iPad mini last year.
Monday, August 19, 2013
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Monday, August 19, 2013
German energy giants pull plug on conventional power
Dutch minister warns about free movement of people within EU -- The European Union needs to make a priority of combat excesses in the free movement of people, Dutch social affairs minister Lodewijk Asscher says in an article in Saturday's Volkskrant. The resettlement of so many people from eastern Europe in the west has had a 'disruptive effect on some of our poorer and less well educated citizens in the richer EU states like the UK and the Netherlands,' the article, written together with British commentator David Goodhart, states. 'They are competing against people with much lower wage expectations who are not used to the options that a welfare state offers our workers.' The article sounds a 'code orange' alert for the European labour market. 'Even when the system is not being overtly abused there is some displacement and competition that is considered unfair, especially when unemployment is high,' the article says. 'Some of our weakest citizens are losing out in the labour market to better equipped outsiders. It is im-
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portant to think about how we can protect the labour market situation of these vulnerable groups in a way that does not violate the principle of non-discrimination.' Some 12% of agricultural workers in the Netherlands and 7% of those in business services come from central and eastern Europe, the article states. The Netherlands is already tackling 'unscrupulous employers' but action needs to be taken at an EU level, Asscher and Goodhart say. And Brussels has failed to take the negative aspects of the free movement of people seriously and need to put them 'high on the agenda'. Dutch anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders used the microblogging service Twitter to call on Asscher to refuse free entry to people from Romania and Bulgaria. At the moment they need a special permit to work in the Netherlands.
BERLIN (AFP) - German power company RWE is shutting six domestic plants and rival E.ON is threatening to relocate to Turkey as the sector tots up the cost of the government's energy policy turnaround. Ever since Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a phase-out of nuclear energy over the next decade and pledged to generate as much as 80 percent of the country's electricity from renewables by 2050, big question marks have been hanging over the future of coal and gas-fired plants in Germany. Merkel, seeking a third term in general elections on September 22, is a staunch supporter of this hugely popular policy move. But the turnaround is depriving utilities, including market leaders RWE and E.ON, of massive profits from their atomic plants and turning their gas and coal-fired stations into loss-makers as they are sidelined by rival renewable sources of energy. Last week, the two biggest players in the German sector unveiled steep drops in profits, and "many of our plants are operating at a loss," complained RWE's finance chief Bernhard Guenther. Indeed, RWE announced that it would shut down a number of plants -- representing combined capacity of 4,300 megawatts -- in both Germany and the Netherlands. And more could follow, Guenther warned. The networks agency that oversees such closures has received 15 such applications since the end of 2012, according to a spokeswoman.
It was not immediately clear whether RWE's plants were part of the number, but Norway's Statkraft for one has also announced plans to pull the plug on two sites in Germany. -- Wind and solar power have priority -With political clout firmly behind renewables, priority is given in the national power grid to so-called "clean" electricity, which means that all power generated from wind turbines or solar panels is pumped into the grid, while that produced by coal and gasfired plants is used simply to make up for any shortfalls. Following the boom of solar power in recent years, nourished by generous subsidies, the capacity of renewable sources of energy is such that, if the wind is blowing and the sun is shining, Germany can actually do without its conventional power plants. In the period from April to June, a number of RWE's plants were operating at less than 10 percent of capacity, said finance chief Guenther. And with wholesale electric-
NEW YORK (AFP) Construction continues at the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project, which is developing Manhattan's far West Side along the Hudson River in New York City. The plan envisions thousands of new residential, hotel, park and office space in an area of the Manhattan that has historically been neglected by real estate developers. A new report by the office of Brooklyn Democrat and housing expert Brad Lander, a City Councilman, found that less than 2 percent of all apartments developed in the city since 2005 were deemed affordable housing. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched "Inclusionary Housing Program" eight years ago in an attempt to get developers to to build larger and taller as long as they also set aside a portion of their apartments for low- to middle-income tenants.
ity prices at the current lows in Europe, that means substantial losses. That was the case with gas-fired plants until recently, but coal-fired generators are now barely profitable as well, he said. Before reaching a deal in April, E.ON fought for months with the regional authorities over the fate of its gas plant in Irsching in Bavaria, which came online in 2010, but is merely just ticking over. E.ON finally conceded to the requests of the authorities to keep it up and running, but only in return for payment. The networks agency has warned that it is loath to approve many closures in the south of Germany. Generation from renewables is dependent on the weather and conventional generation must make up for any shortfalls. But operators want compensation. At the moment, E.ON's plants "are working for nothing," raged chief executive Johannes Teyssen last week, who is eyeing other closure scenarios and a possible relocation to Turkey where the group already has a solid presence. But an industry source told AFP that "I think it's more a threat. It would be very, very complicated and I'd be surprised if they were seriously considering such a move." Such sabre-rattling is certainly the norm in any preelection period. But the sector is expecting a massive re-think by the future government about the modalities of the energy turnaround. "All the problems are known and identified. There won't be any respite for the incoming government," said Hildegard Mueller, president of the sector's BDEW federation. (Lightning fills the sky above a wind farm near Jacobsdorf, eastern Germany)
Monday, August 19, 2013
Buster’s is back in Eagle Beach at Trop Casino With giant screens everywhere throughout the joint, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. Aside from their all day menu of game-watching favorites, they also feature a hearty breakfast menu. The “Grand Slam Platter” includes eggs any style, pancakes or waffles, bacon, juice, fresh made home fries with coffee or tea for only $9.Lunch and Threesome, takes care of the entertainment The home of the Beer Pong drinking game
-- Fans of Aruba’s favorite sports bar are happy to hear that Buster’s Garage has relocated to the restaurant/bar space inside Trop Casino. Now Eagle Beach resort guests have a great place for a bargain-priced breakfast or a bucket of beer while rooting for the team of their choice. Buster’s has that great, homey feel of settling in to enjoy a game with buddies,
greatly due to the warmth and enthusiasm of owner Rusty. He takes pride in making patrons feel welcome. “If somebody really needs to watch their home team on the field, we’ll be happy to put it on for them,” he confidently assured us. “We have 3 satellite dishes with separate packages to pick up every station imaginable. If there is a game going on out A whopping cheese nachos there somewhere, we’ll find w/chicken dish it.”
dinner menus reflect the same moderate pricing with required sports bar standards such as chicken wings, club sandwiches, burgers and a heaping helping of nachos, averaging $9; pizza and main courses range from $11 to $15. Aside from the games and the gambling, patrons can expect great entertainment three nights weekly with one of Aruba’s most popular trios, “Threesome.’ There are also
some wild times getting acquainted with Rusty’s Beer Pong, the Drinking Game of Champions. Win or lose, players always end up with a smile on their face. This family friendly place, with air hockey and video games for the kids, along with a special menu for young ones, is open 7 days a week from 7:30 AM until 1:00 AM for late night snacking and fun.
Brazil to auction 240 onshore 40 pythons found in Canadian hotel blocks for gas search
RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) Brazil is to auction 240 onshore blocks for gas exploration in 12 states in November, according to the country's national petroleum agency ANP. The agency said last week that the 12th licensing round would involve blocks covering 168,348 square kilometers in the states of Amazonas, Acre, Tocantins, Alagoas, Sergipe, Piaui, Mato Grosso, Goias, Bahia, Maranhao, Paraná and Sao Paulo. It said 110 blocks would be in remote regions such as the northern state of Acre which pose technological challenges to producers.
In mid-May, Brazil's first oil auction in five years raised a record $1.4 billion for 142 onshore and offshore blocks located in unexplored northern
and northeastern regions. In October, ANP is to auction concessions to drill and explore huge, offshore deep water oil fields believed to contain up to 12 billion barrels of crude. The state-run Petrobras oil company is to be involved as partner in all the contracts signed. Petrobras extracts most of the two million barrels of oil a day currently produced in Brazil, a figure they hope to double by 2020.
MONTREAL (AFP) - Little more than a week after a giant python crushed two young Canadian boys to death, police have recovered 40 of the snakes from a hotel room. The reptiles were found in several plastic storage bins on in a room in Brantford, Ontario, where a couple who had been evicted from their home were staying, police said in a statement. Officers have opened a probe into the incident but they did not say where the couple were at the time or whether the pair would be charged with breaking local laws that prohibit owning pythons. The snakes, which ranged in length from 30 centimeters to 1.4 meters, were in poor health and have been taken in by the Canadian Society for the Protection of Animals, where a veterinarian is monitoring them.
The find comes 11 days after Connor and Noah Barthe, aged six and four respectively, died in the eastern town of Campbellton, New Brunswick when an African python escaped from its terrarium and killed them. The boys had been enjoying a sleepover with a friend, whose father's private menagerie of exotic animals included the python. Animal experts expressed astonishment at the tragedy, many of them noting that, while an African rock python is a dangerous animal capable of killing large prey, it would not normally attack humans. The initial police investigation found that the snake probably managed to break out of its terrarium and then nosed through a ventilation duct which led into the boys' bedroom.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Gold Coast Aruba: This is the time to invest --Management of Gold Coast Aruba, the island’s newest and most innovative gated community, reports that sales have been very good and encouraging as the global economy recovers and people looking to purchase vacation homes have found that Gold Coast is an outstanding investment value. Director of Sales, Fito Croes has noticed a surprising percentage of owners in reality do not spend a great amount of time personally to use the villas or town homes they purchase, but are taking advantage of Gold Coast’s rental services to turn their investment into ready income. “The greater portion of home owners are using their “home away from home” in Aruba to escape the winter months, or spend holidays with the family on the island,” he remarked, “but I am gratified by how many are buying because they felt secure with real estate investment on Aruba. They really study the history and economy of the island and are impressed with the political stability and continually increasing value of prime locations. Gold Coast is in the heart of Malmok, considered Aruba’s most exclusive community where the value of properties has only increased over time. It is only minutes to the best beaches and all the action, and yet offers a quiet and secluded getaway; we are very pleased by the response to our concept.”
Fito, with his sister Mayrin and brother Rudy operate Cas Bon, which has been constructing homes and building developments for all budgets for nearly twenty years. “Gold Coast Aruba is the jewel in our crown,” observes Fito. “We were very excited about this project and the scope of actual and planned facilities and amenities. We have spoken to countless island visitors to find out what they would really want in a permanent residence on Aruba, and took from there.” Input from frequent vacationers who have dreamed of their own home in Aruba contributed to the realization of Gold Coast Aruba which when
complete will be a community of 260 town homes, villas and condominiums with a stunning clubhouse complemented by two additional community pool areas , The Clubhouse is about to start construction and will offer to the community homeowners and visitors 2 tennis courts, full service spa and fitness center as well as a stunning pool area and is expected to be complete by early 2013. It will also house a restaurant and mini-market. Owners who purchased upon the groundbreaking only a few short years ago, are already enjoying a nearly 50% appreciation on their investment, particularly those taking advantage of the on site man-
agement’s rental services program. There is always a great demand for Aruba and facilities such as those at Gold Coast, make it easy for some owners to see a valuable return on their investment. The design of the residences and public areas is open, airy and spacious, taking full advantage of the island environment, with quality construction and finishing available. Partnering with two of Aruba’s top providers of kitchens and bathrooms enables developers to offer custom options allowing buyers to individualize their homes. An elegant and chic furniture package is available or island designers will assist owners in
Kawahiva, Rare Isolated Amazon Tribe -- A video released by Brazilian authorities has captured a fleeting glimpse of an indigenous tribe in the Amazonian jungle that is thought to have had minimal contact with the outside world. The rare video shows one tribe member carrying a young, another with a bow; one of the indigenous was seemingly intrigued by the camera, another startled. The Kawahiva tribe was first reported by loggers in 1999 and a reservation was created in the western state of Mato Grosso, which gave the tribe permanent and exclusive possession to their traditional lands. However, the tribes are still thought to face threats from loggers and farmers. Brazil’s National Indian Foundation has just released the footage filmed in 2011. In 2007, the agency reported 67 uncontacted tribes in Brazil in 2007. It meant Brazil passed New Guinea as the nation with most indigenous tribes, in spite of 98 reportedly being wiped out between 1900 and 1967. Archaeological studies have found Brazil’s indigenous genetically similar to Australian Aborigines. The nomadic tribe relies on hunting and fishing for sustenance, according to FUNAI. FUNAI reports that the Kawahiva tribe, may have numbered about 50 people in the past, but that it suspects the population has dwindled in recent years because the tribeswomen and tribesmen have stopped having children because "they are constantly fleeing loggers and other intruders," the group said on its website, going on to suggest that the tribe is facing a genocide. According to the website LiveLeak, the video was shot by Jair Candor, reportedly an employee of FUNAI.
finishing the décor to their specific tastes. There are many aspects to purchasing property; not the least is the future value of the investment. To further enhance this, Gold Coast management have inaugurated a number of in-house services and have recently become affiliated Interval International, the world’s largest network of vacation ownership properties which provides an unlimited international pool of investors to tap for ownership and rental prospects. Property exchange for a vacation in another destination is also available through the Interval International affiliation. Gold Coast’s own rental services have also proven highly successful in assisting owners in renting their villas; 24-hour security and maintenance services also tip the scales when it is time to make a decision. Aside from all this, housekeeping, child care, catering services , car rental through its partnership with AVIS car rental are also available as well as pre-shopping services so cupboards and refrigerators are stocked upon arrival, which can also be arranged through their property management department. Personnel are also available to assist in arranging restaurant reservations and island activities. Visit their website: www. goldcoastaruba.com for more details and availability or call 586-2200 to arrange a personal tour.
Monday, August 19, 2013
SPORTS Football: Magnificent seven for Barca, Madrid leave it late MADRID (AFP) - Barcelona produced a stunning display in Gerardo Martino's first competitive match in charge as they hammered Levante 7-0 at the Camp Nou on Sunday, while Real Madrid left it late to give Carlo Ancelotti a winning start as they beat Real Betis 2-1. Spanishchampions Barcelona showed no signs of early season rust as they ripped the visitors apart with goals from Alexis Sanchez, Lionel Messi (2), Dani Alves, Pedro and Xavi giving them an incredible 6-0 lead at half-time. There was even more for the home fans to cheer after the break as Neymar made his competitive debut as a substitute and even after Martino
Tennis: Cincinnati lifts
nine-title Nadal to No. 2 in world had shown the visitors some mercy by withdrawing Messi with 20 minutes remaining, more woeful defending allowed Pedro to round off the scoring with his second of the game.
It was a far more complicated evening for Real however as they needed a headed winner from debutant Isco four minutes from time to take all three points against a spirited Betis.
Golf: Rookie Reed wins Southampton Wyndham Championship Football:
sign Osvaldo in record deal
LONDON (AFP) - Southampton broke their club record transfer fee on Sunday when they paid Roma ÂŁ15 million (17.6 million euros) for striker Pablo Osvaldo. The deal for the 27-year-old Argentina-born Italian international betters the ÂŁ12.5million Southampton paid for Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama in July. He will now be reunited with Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino under whom he played during an 18-month spell with Spanish side Espanyol. Osvaldo, who had also played in Serie A for Atlanta and Fiorentina, should be available for Saturday's Premier League game against Sunderland at St Mary's.
GREENSBORO (AFP) American Patrick Reed birdied the second playoff hole Sunday to win the Wyndham Championship, edging Jordan Spieth for a first PGA Tour title. The 23-year-old rookie rolled in a seven-foot birdie putt to beat fellow rookie Spieth who like his fellow American Reed finished at 14-under 266 after 72 holes. Reed's first career victory came in his 38th start on the US PGA Tour. The win also vaults him from 78th to 22nd place in the FedExCup standings with the tour's elite playoff series set to begin next week. The 20-year-old Spieth won his first PGA Tour tournament last month -- also in a playoff at the John Deere Classic.
He was seeking to become the youngest two-time winner in US Tour history and he moved up to eighth place in the playoff point race with his runner-up finish. Reed entered the final round in a tie for the lead with fellow American John Huh after he shot a one-over 71 in the third round on the soggy Sedgefield Country Club course. Fearing more rain on Sunday, officials decided to send players off two tees in threesomes for the fourth round. Reed, who had held at least a share of the lead since the end of the second round, carded a four-under 66 in the final round, while Spieth shot a five-under 65 Sunday. Brian Harman (66) and John Huh (68) shared third place at 12-under, while Zach Johnson (68), Matt Every (67) and Matt Jones tied for fifth at 11-under. Rory Sabbatini (65), Andres Gonzales (64) and Bob Estes (69) shared eighth at 10-under 270.
CINCINNATI (AFP) - Rafael Nadal won the Cincinnati Masters for the first time on Sunday, his ninth title of 2013 lifting him to number two in the world and stamping him a US Open favorite. The fourth-seeded Spaniard, whose season didn't start until February when he returned from a seven-month injury absence, proved again the eighttime French Open champion is back in peak form after his shock first round exit at Wimbledon. He beat unseeded American John Isner 7-6 (10/8), 7-6 (7/3) to add the Cincinnati crown to the Montreal Masters title he won a week before, his first ever back-to-back hardcourt
trophies. Nadal said that winning back-to-back Masters 1000 titles was uniquely demanding. Fourteen of the clay-bred Spaniard's 59 trophies have come on hardcourts, but he had never won on the fast courts of Cincinnati. He is the first Spaniard to win in Cincinnati since Carlos Moya 11 years ago. Nadal didn't muster a single break point against the bigserving Isner. But he saved the three he faced and came through in the tiebreakers to seal the victory in one hour and 54 minutes. Isner produced 11 aces, a minor total by his usual standards.
Joey Logano got his first win
BROOKLYN, Michigan - Joey Logano boosted his chances of reaching the Chase for the Sprint Cup, winning for the first time this season in a fuel-mileage race at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday. Logano and Kevin Harvick both breezed past Mark Martin with just over three laps to go in the 400-mile, 200-lap race. Martin had been trying to stretch fuel, but when he faltered, Logano was able to hold off Harvick. Logano entered the weekend in 16th place in the points standings. After winning the pole Friday, he took Sunday's race by 1 second over Harvick, who is safely near the top of the standings. There are three races left before the Chase.
Monday, august 19, 2013
NFL Preseason...... HOUSTON - Matt Schaub of the Houston Texans got a 8 of 11 for 92 yards and a touchdown and the Texans got a 2417 win over the Dolphins. Miami tight end Dustin Keller sustained what appeared to be a serious right knee injury. Keller's leg bent unnaturally when he was tackled on the right knee by D.J. Swearinger on an incomplete pass. Houston first-round pick receiver DeAndre Hopkins also was injured; leaving in the second quarter with a concussion. Hopkins, the 27th overall pick this year out of Clemson, had two receptions for 22 yards before getting hurt. Next Game for Miami Dolphins will be on Aug. 24 (Sat)
In East Rutherford, Mark Sanchez passed for 169 yards and one touchdown but was intercepted at the goal line in the New York Jets' 37-13 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Sanchez, who is competing with rookie Geno Smith for the Jets' starting quarterback job, completed 13-of-23 passes, including a 23-yard touchdown strike to Jeff Cum-
berland in the second quarter. Next Game fot Jets is Aug 24 (Sat) vs NY Giants. Green Bay, The Green Bay Packers scored their first points of the pre-season and quarterback Aaron Rodgers was an efficient 10-of-12 for 134 yards in a 19-7 victory over the St Louis Rams. The Green Bay was coming off a 17-0 loss to Arizona in its pre-season opener.
MLB Standings american League denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker scores a touchdown under the defense of a leaping Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner (39) and tackles by Seahawks' earl thomas (29)
vs Tampa Bay and The Texans will play New Orleans Saints Aug. 25 (Sun). While in Seattle, The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos , 40-10, in their second preseason game of the year. Both teams played their starters for the majority of the first half, and the game almost had a playoff atmosphere despite not counting in the standings. Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson combined to complete 19 of 28 passes for 290 yards with three touchdowns,
no interceptions and one sack. Manning took a hard hit from Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner and was slow to rise following the play, but he finished that drive with a touchdown pass to Wes Welker and played extensively thereafter. Wilson's perfectly delivered 33-yard sideline strike to Golden Tate against Champ Bailey was a highlight for Seattle. Both quarterbacks impressed and both played extensively, one reason this game felt more intense than the typical preseason matchup.
Motorcycling: Marquez makes it four wins in indianapolis
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x-Clinched Playoff Spot; y-Division Champ
indianaPoLiS, (afP) - Marc Marquez's amazing MotoGP rookie run continued Sunday with victory in the indianapolis Grand Prix, the honda rider's fourth win of his debut season. the 20-year-old Spaniard took over the lead on lap 13, diving under Jorge Lorenzo on turn two. Marquez led the rest of the way, finishing the 27-lap race in 44minutes, 52.463seconds. his countryman and honda teammate dani Pedrosa was second, 3.495 back. yamaha rider Lorenzo, the reigning world champion, was third, 5.704sec behind the winner. Marquez began his first MotoGP campaign last april with a third-place finish in the season-opener at Qatar. at the circuit of the americans race in austin, texas, later that month, he became the youngest rider in series history to win a pole and a race. With his win yesterday he completed a sweep of the season's three uS races. he also won at Laguna Seca last month.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Athletics: FraserPryce makes history, Bolt equals record
MOSCOW (AFP) - ShellyAnn Fraser-Pryce and Usain Bolt ensured they and Jamaica bowed out of the World Athletics Championships on a high on Sunday, powering their respective 4x100 metres relay teams to gold.
Both were landmark victories. Fraser-Pryce became the first woman to win the treble of 100m, 200m and relay golds while Bolt's eighth world title took him level on the all-time list with three Americans -Michael Johnson, Carl Lewis and Allyson Felix. Fraser-Pryce, who achieved what Silke Gladisch just failed to do in 1987 when East Germany won relay silver, and Katrin Krabbe in 1991, when the now unified German team won bronze in the relay, had the simplest of tasks. A disastrous second handover by defending champions the United States between Alexandria Anderson and 100m finalist English Gardner took them out of title contention and they ended with bronze. They later moved up to silver after the French were disqualified for a baton handover taking place outside the permitted area while the British got bronze. Bolt's path to his record equalling gold was also eased by a fluffed handover by the United States between Rakieem Salaam and anchorman Justin Gatlin, the 100m silver medallist's right foot straying five times into the Jamaican lane as he struggled to take control of the baton. That error handed Bolt, who had had a smooth handover from Ashmeade, just the space he needed to unfold his towering frame into an explosive final leg. Despite equalling a record held by such stellar names, Bolt refused to be drawn on comparisons especially with Lewis, who the Jamaican slammed last year at the Olympics saying he had no respect for the American who had questioned his and his team-mates performances.