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Getting a Drivers License in Costa Rica.

woot_jump Today is our 1st 91 days in Costa Rica without have the need to leave and we spent part of the day getting our Drivers License. You should be 91 days in the country before you can go and get it and you must have a cedula. This was our last item on our list!!!! So no more passport. No more border runs!

Our day started at 8 am as we left Atenas with our interpreter if we needed one. I just didn’t want to get there and have a language issue. Our Spanish is getting better each day, but on official things with the government I would prefer to have someone who is bilingual with us.

The drive was pretty easy from Atenas to Cosevi in Uruca. We got there about 8:30ish. We left about 12:00ish. So not so bad. It cost us 4,000 colones per person. So 3 1/2 hours and $16 we got to Costa Rican Licenses.

Here is the most important things you need to know.……..

To read more go to http://www.mylifebook.me sign up for an account for a one time fee of $5. Click here to read full story. CR License.

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John Christopher Seeks Crowdfunding via Kickstarter for Word Battle: An Addictive Word Game on the My Life Book Social Network.

John Christopher Seeks Crowdfunding via Kickstarter for Word Battle: An Addictive Word Game on the My Life Book Social Network.

My Life Book is Facebook, Myspace, YouTube, Angie’s list, CareerBuilder, WordPress, Ebay and many others all rolled into one.

Baltimore, MD – November 18, 2014.

Crowdfunding is sought for a Scrabble-type of game that will be offered on My Life Book. Designed for anywhere from 2-4 players, Word Battle will pit players against each other as they prove their vocabulary skills on the newest social media platform My Life Book.

The founders of My Life Book were tired of the advertisements, the selling of their private information, the endless invitations from their friends to play games they didn’t care about and so much more.  Being fed up gave them the fire to create their own social media network that captured the very best of everything social media has to offer without the associated hassles and privacy intrusions.

Other social media websites promise to pay their partners a percent of their advertising revenue which sounds great until one considers that all of that user’s information and related content is up for sale to the highest bidder.  Millions of people are giving up their rights every day without even realizing it.

Their Kickstarter project is intended to change the entire paradigm in social media games through a fundamental change in the backend processing of these games which is driven by how game makers monetize the players of those games. On top of that is the philosophy of the founders who were tired of the data mining and psychological profiling that is built in to almost all the social media games out there not to mention the endless amounts of dollars players are enticed to part with.

Our plan is to build our own games minus all that crap. Host them on our servers and our social media site. No information will be transferred to anyone about anything you do. You won’t need to post and beg your friends to help. Games will be 100% fully functional.

If their crowdfunding goal is met, all costs to develop and build the game will be covered as well as all related Kickstarter and Amazon fees.  Should they exceed their crowdfunding goal, those funds will be devoted to creating new games for My Life Book.

The Word Battle Kickstarter Page – http://kck.st/1vkccO3

The Official My Life Book Website – https://www.mylifebook.me/

About My Life Book LLC:  Their #1 mission is to provide a private, advertising-free social platform giving people an oasis and a sanctuary from the increasing incursions into the private lives of anyone who wishes to engage in social media without sacrificing privacy. They create My Life Book allow users to get away from all the privacy intrusions of other sites. They have a firm commitment to never sell any information or use any user’s your information to sell anything while giving users total control over their privacy.

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NICARAGUA OKAYS ROUTE FOR $40B CANAL LINKING OCEANS

MANAGUA – A Nicaraguan committee approved a proposed route on Monday for a $40 billion shipping channel across the Central American country that would compete with the Panama Canal.
The committee of government officials, businessmen and academics approved a 172 mile route from the mouth of the Brito river on the Pacific side to the Punto Gorda river on the Caribbean that was proposed by executives from the HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co Ltd.
The Hong Kong-based HKND group, which is leading the project, is headed by Chinese lawyer Wang Jing, who also heads Chinese company Xinwei Telecom Enterprise Group.
The proposed canal would pass through Lake Nicaragua, Central America’s largest lake, and will be between 230 metres and 520 metres (755 feet to 1,706 feet) wide and 27.6 metres (90 feet) deep, said HKND engineer Dong Yunsong.
The proposed route still faces environmental and social impact studies that could recommend some changes to the plan, but those studies should be finished later this year to allow work to begin by December, said committee member Telemaco Talavera.
Opponents of the plan are concerned about the canal’s effect on Lake Nicaragua, an important fresh water source for the country, as well as the impact on poor communities.
The plan is to finish the canal in 2019 and begin operations in 2020, Talavera said.
The proposed channel would be more than three times longer than the 48-mile (77-km) Panama Canal, which took the United States a decade to build at the narrowest part of the Central American isthmus. It was completed in 1914.


Interesting Engineering Event

THE NICARAGUAN CANAL: THE BEST RESPONSE TO

THE RISE IN GLOBAL TRADE

Lisa Langhorst (lil90@pitt.edu)

 INTRODUCTION: THE EFFECT OF THE NICARAUAN CANAL

The rise in Global trade has made the need for an alternative trade route to the Panama Canal a definite necessity. Even with the expansions on the Panama Canal, it cannot support vessels with capacities over 150,000tons according to an article in the Business Daily update [1]. An old idea for a canal that would go through the impoverished country of Nicaragua is now become a viable option to enhance global trade, as Nicaragua attempts to latch onto the back of this rise in trade and counter the monopoly of the Panama Canal.
I think that this is an important issue because the construction of the Nicaraguan Canal would benefit shale export from the United States. This would result in a better economic standing for our country, and give the United States a greater geopolitical leverage, according to an article in the Wall Street journal about the effect of oil and natural gas production on the country’s standing [2]. A better economy stands to increase the well being of every citizen of the United States of America.
There are many issues that face this project, such as environmental impact on Lake Nicaragua, the financial expense, and alternative trade route plans to connect the Pacific and Atlantic oceans through other South American countries. However, the Nicaraguan Canal stands to be the best option for a trade route especially considering the revolution in shale gas exports from the United States. Currently the vessels used to export shale exceed the capacity allowable by the Panama Canal, so they are forces to go around South America instead of through Central America. The technology is there, and has been there since the construction of the Panama Canal in the early twentieth century.

BACKGROUND: THE CONSTRUCTORS AND THE COUNTRY

A Brief History and a Bright Outlook

Nicaragua has long been considered an excellent route for a canal between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It was considered at the same time as the Panama Canal, but did not make it to construction at that time because of political unrest in Nicaragua. Now Nicaragua is “the poorest country in Central America and second poorest in the Western Hemisphere” according to the CNN wire [2]. In Nicaragua almost half of the population cannot afford enough food to meet the minimal necessary caloric intake to maintain good nutrition. The Washington Times stated that “According to the company�s projections, the canal would create some 40,000 construction jobs and virtually double Nicaragua’s per-capita gross domestic product ‘ [3]. This means that if the Nicaraguan Canal is built, Nicaragua will be able to sustain its economy, and its population. By 2015, before the canal is even finished, employment could triple and over 700,000 people could be pulled from poverty or extreme poverty. The economy could double, reaching $24 billion [4]. Nicaragua could be one of the fastest growing economies in history.
According to The Business Daily Update, the annual revenue of the canal is estimated to be $5.5 billion [1]. The total cost of the canal is estimated at $40 billion, with a building period of six to ten years, and sustainable operation for over a century, according to an article in International Construction [5]. This means that its total revenue would far exceed the cost of construction and maintenance for the next 100 years.

Financial Logistics

The project was granted to, and is being funded by, a Chinese businessman, Mr. Wang Jing, and the HKND Hong Kong based group. This past summer Mr. Jing was awarded a fifty-year concession for the project, with a possible fifty-year extension [2]. Mr. Jing made a point that the project would be funded by private investors [5]. Since Nicaragua still recognizes Taiwan and not mainland China, the two countries do not have diplomatic relations. Therefore, the Chinese government will not be investing in the project initially[6]. An investment such as this might scare away private investors, but I would not be surprised if China offers some low interest loans further into the project, as they stand to gain from the construction of the Nicaraguan Canal as well, since the Nicaraguan Canal would make trade key trading partners like South Africa more cost effective [2].

CONSTRUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY

Routes

The Nicaraguan Canal is potentially the largest civil engineering project in the world. It would be about three times the size of the Panama Canal [3]. The route of the canal has not yet been finalized, but over 100 kilometers of land will have to be excavated [5].

Figure 1 [7]

Route Options for the Nicaraguan Canal

Figure 1 displays the route options for the canal. All of these routes go through Lake Nicaragua, the largest lake in South America. The simplest route would be route 6, along the San Juan River, but that has been ruled out due to some territorial discrepancies between Nicaragua and Costa Rica, the country that lies along the southern side of the San Juan River. This leaves several overland routes, which would require extensive excavation. In addition to the canal, HKND also has rights to build two deep water ports, two airports, an oil pipeline across the country, and a transoceanic railroad, all of which fits into the timeline and budget [2, 7].

Construction of the Panama Canal: a Comparison

The feasibility check and environmental impact study for the Nicaraguan Canal have not yet been completed, so the exact method as to how the Nicaraguan Canal will be constructed is not yet released to the public, but looking to the past, at the construction of the Panama Canal we can get a good idea of the process by which the Panama was built. The canals were dug into “V” shapes by several techniques of excavation. Pneumatic power drills were used to drill holes for explosives, steam shovels, steam powered cranes, dredges- devices for underwater excavation-, and hydraulic rock crushers were then used to further break down the rock which was then transported to dumping sites by way of railroads. The technology will have improved by now, but the general process remains the same.

THE NICARAGUAN CANAL IS THE BEST TRADE ROUTE OPTION

Competitive Trade Routes

Nicaragua is not the only country with the intention to open up another trade route between the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. In Honduras plans are being made to build Pacific and Atlantic ports connected by a series of rail lines. Guatemala is making similar plans to have ports connected by a high-speed rail line along gas and oil pipelines [5]. This would be cheaper, but less efficient for trade in the long run. The additional time spent transferring goods to and from rail lines would add time to the shipping process and make the product more expensive.

US Shale Exports

From the perspective of the United States, the Nicaraguan Canal stands to be the best option. America has recently experienced a boon in shale gas production as well as shifts in trade policy to more exports [1]. The vessels used to transport shale exceed the 150,000-ton capacity of the Panama Canal. These vessels then have to round Cape Horn on the southern tip of South America in order to export to China. Because of this, the price advantage of shale exports to China is very low. However, with the construction of the wider, deeper Nicaraguan Canal these vessels will no longer need to take such an extensive trade route. The Nicaraguan canal will be able to support vessels of 400,000 tons, vessels two and a half times the size of the largest vessels going through the Panama Canal.

CONCLUSION: A BRIGHT FUTURE

The Nicaraguan Canal will be the most efficient trade route from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. It benefits the United States, particularly by increasing shale export efficiency, it benefits Nicaragua by allowing it to tap into the expanse of world maritime trade, and it benefits China by making their trade more cost effective as well. There are challenges that face the construction of the Nicaraguan Canal, as there were challenges that faced the construction of the Panama Canal. These challenges will be overcome by the advancement of technology, and motivation of the economic prosperity produced by this canal. The expense will most definitely be worth the outcome, and the future of world trade will be made brighter.

REFERENCES

  1. (2013, June 26). “New canal a lifeline for energy. ” Business Daily Update.(Online article).http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?action=interpret&id=GALE%7CA335278599&v=2.1&u=upitt_main&it=r&p=ITOF&sw=w&authCount=1
  2. A. Jaffe. (2013, March27). “Experts: How the U.S. Oil Boom Will Change the Markets and Geopolitics. ” Wall Street Journal.(Online article). http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324105204578382690249436084.html
  3. C. Riley. (2013, June 26). “China canal project in Nicaragua has investors. ” CNN Wire. (Online article).http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/NewsDetailsPage/NewsDetailsWindow?failOverType=&query=&prodId=OVIC&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&mode=view&displayGroupName=News&limiter=&currPage=&disableHighlighting=false&displayGroups=&sortBy=&source=&search_within_results=&action=e&catId=&activityType=&scanId=&documentId=GALE%7CA335033445
  4. A. Yu. (2013, July 16). “Chinese tycoon maps out rival canal; Nicaragua OKs $40B waterway. ” The Washington Times.(Online article).http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/NewsDetailsPage/NewsDetailsWindow?failOverType=&query=&prodId=OVIC&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&mode=view&displayGroupName=News&limiter=&currPage=&disableHighlighting=false&displayGroups=&sortBy=&source=&search_within_results=&action=e&catId=&activityType=&scanId=&documentId=GALE%7CA336935740
  5. T. Rogers. (2013, July 24). “Can China finally make the Nicaragua canal dream happen? ” The Christian Science Monitor.(Online article).http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/NewsDetailsPage/NewsDetailsWindow?failOverType=&query=&prodId=OVIC&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&mode=view&displayGroupName=News&limiter=&currPage=&disableHighlighting=false&displayGroups=&sortBy=&source=&search_within_results=&action=e&catId=&activityType=&scanId=&documentId=GALE%7CA337749275
  6. C. Arduz, C. Sleight. (2013, June 24). “Nicaragua approves Panama Canal Alternative. ” International Construction. (Online article).http://www.khl.com/magazines/international-construction/detail/item86199/
  7. J. Hobson. (2013, July 22). “Chinese Company Attempts to Build Panama Canal Alternative.� “Here & Now. (Interview). http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/07/22/panama-canal-alternative
  8. (2013, June 14) “Living on Earth: Nicaraguan Canal. ” Living on Earth. (Interview). http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/AudioDetailsPage/AudioDetailsWindow?failOverType=&query=&prodId=OVIC&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&mode=view&displayGroupName=Audio&limiter=&currPage=&disableHighlighting=false&displayGroups=&sortBy=&source=&search_within_results=&action=e&catId=&activityType=&scanId=&documentId=GALE%7CA334434874

ADDITIONAL SOURCES

(2013). “The Nicaragua Canal and Development Project. ” HKND Group. (Website).http://hknd-group.com/the-project/

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I would like to thank Dr. Dan Budny for the opportunity to do a research project that solidified my interest in civil engineering.

I would like to thank Judith Brink for assistance in research and refinement of sources through the University of Pittsburgh Library.

I would like to thank Heinz Langhorst for discussion on the construction and issues of building the Nicaraguan Canal.

I would like to thank Alexandra George for her advice on editing and refining the diction, content, and argument of my paper.

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I was just bragging how this stuff doesn’t happen here. :-(

A National Police officer overlooks a crowd gathering at the Fuente de la Hispanidad in San Pedro, San José, after the Costa Rica-Netherlands World Cup match on July 5, 2014. (Courtesy Public Security Ministry)

National Police arrested 90 people in brawls and other incidents during and after Costa Rica’s match against the Netherlands on Saturday, according to a statement from the Public Security Ministry. More than half the arrests involved domestic violence, despite a government campaign to curb a recent spike in domestic abuse complaints during the World Cup.

Members of the national men’s football team, known as “La Sele,” hold signs in Brazil reading “No to violence,” as part of the government’s campaign against domestic violence.

Courtesy Public Security Ministry

 

One of the most dramatic events of the weekend took place in the Plaza de la Democracia in downtown San José, where a brawl broke out between several fans. Police confirmed Saturday evening that two victims were stabbed and another hit with a bottle. Eight arrests were reported, but no motive was disclosed.

More than half of Saturday’s arrests – 48 – involved domestic violence. Violent intrafamily incidents spiked during Costa Rica’s games during the World Cup. Guillermo Aroyo, president of the Costa Rican Red Cross, said that during Costa Rica’s June 29 match against Greece the organization responded to 200 more calls than usual. The Public Security Ministry, Presidency Ministry and other government bodies launched a campaign called “Give Domestic Violence the Red Card” last week to raise awareness about celebrating the games responsibly.

Some 23 suspects were arrested for fighting in alcohol-related incidents during or after the game that knocked Costa Rica out of the World Cup. Most of the arrests took place in San José, where police confiscated drugs and knives. Police also aprehended three suspects in the act of committing a crime, three for property damage, four for drug possession, one for robbery, and two for illegal gun possession, among others.

Some 3,500 police were out across the country and on the streets of San José, including at the Fuente de la Hispanidad, Plaza de la Democracia and Parque Central for Saturday’s game.

Originally posted Tico Times

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UPDATE: 2 Costa Rica fans stabbed, another hit with a bottle in Plaza de la Democracia while watching Netherlands match

No Costa Rica say it isn’t so. 😦 Don’t be like the U.S.!!!!!!

Police cleared the front of the Plaza de la Democracia where Costa Ricans were gathered to watch the game after a stabbing that injured at least three. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times

The Public Security Ministry (MSP) released a statement Saturday evening reporting that Red Cross responders attended to three victims from a fight that broke out in the capital’s Plaza de la Democracia. Two victims were injured from a stabbing and a third received treatment after being hit with a bottle. Police arrested eight involved in the disturbance, including one suspect identified by the last names Delgadillo Ruiz who was wanted on a weapon possession charge.

Authorities still don’t know what started the brawl that interrupted an otherwise peaceful gathering. More than 1,000 fans watched Costa Rica and the Netherlands battle for a spot in the World Cup semifinals on a large LED screen at the plaza in downtown San José.

Tico Times reporter Lindsay Fendt, who was at the scene, said that fans toward the back of the plaza did not realize what was unfolding in front of them and continued cheering the national team.

An ambulance arrived soon arrived to the area and removed the injured on stretchers.

Original article continues here:

A Costa Rican fan lies in the Plaza de la Democracía in downtown San José after being stabbed in the back while watching Costa Rica play the Netherlands in the World Cup quarterfinals.AFP

Police and spectators rushed to assist injured Costa Rican fans at the Plaza de la Democracia in San José. Three people were reportedly injured, although the extent of those injuries has not yet been confirmed by authorities.

Fans  gathered in the capital’s public plaza to watch the match. Police have sealed off the scene of the alleged crime and are investigating.

A Costa Rican fan lies on the street after being stabbed in his back in the Parque de la Democracia in downtown San José, while watching Costa Rica play the Netherlands in the World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday.AFP

Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times

 

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Originally Posted Tico Times
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US man wanted on child molestation charges might be hiding in Costa Rica, FBI says

The FBI says fugitive Charley Hollin might be in Costa Rica. He previously has traveled to several Latin America destinations, including Costa Rica. (Courtesy of the FBI)

Charley Hollin, 59, a U.S. man wanted by the FBI on charges of alleged kidnapping, child molestation and unlawfaul flight to avoid prosecution is believed to be hiding in a Latin American country, and he could be in Costa Rica.

According to the FBI, on Jan. 20, 1999, Hollin allegedly abducted a 10-year-old girl from Seymour, Indiana, outside a local girls’ club and later sexually assaulted her at knife point. After the attack, Hollin allegedly forced the unclothed victim to leave his car.

An arrest warrant was issued in the state of Indiana on Feb. 3, 2000, on two counts of confinement and three counts of child molestation. Additionally, on April 5, 2007, a federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court, District of Indiana, after Hollin was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, an FBI report stated.

FBI agents believe Hollin might be hiding in Costa Rica as he enjoys the outdoors, boating, water-skiing, sports cars and has previously raised cattle. He claims to be a devout Pentecostal and a private detective.

“He also professed to have fake hair pieces, mustaches and other means of disguising his true identity, as well as exhibiting a badge to others indicating that he is a police officer,” the report stated.

On Monday, a local Interpol office in San José said they had not received any alerts regarding the alleged presence of Hollin in the country.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to his arrest. Tips can be reported to Interpol, located in San José’s Judicial Investigation Police facilities, by calling: 800-8000-645, or to the U.S. Embassy in San José at: 2519-2000.

Charley Hollin, de 59 años es un norteamericano buscado por FBI bajo la acusación de presunto secuestro y abuso de menores se cree que se esconde en un país de América Latina, posiblemente Costa Rica.

El FBI ofrece recompensa de $ 10,000 por información que conduzca a su arresto.

Si usted lo ve reportelo llamando al: 800-8000-645 o en la embajada de EE.UU. en San José al: 2519-2000.

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Gay Pride Costa Rica

More than 10,000 LGBT supporters march down Paseo Colón, in western San José, on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times

An historic World Cup football win wasn’t the only thing people in San José were celebrating Sunday. Hours before the big game, more than 10,000 supporters of the lesbian, gay and transgender movement marched down Paseo Colón for the annual Diversity March. This year’s pride parade follows two historic victories for the Costa Rican LGBT movement: the flying of the rainbow flag over Casa Presidencial and the extension of public health insurance benefits for same-sex couples.

Marching alongside the droves of shirtless men, drag queens and rainbow-clad supporters was the U.S. Embassy’s chargé d’affaires, Gonzalo Gallegos.

“U.S. Embassies around the world are participating in these diversity marches,” Gallegos told The Tico Times. “We think that it is really important that people speak out about their rights.”

Former presidential candidate José María Villalta also was at the event as one of the parade marshals. Villalta and his Broad Front Party have championed gay rights in Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly. With nine Broad Front lawmakers now in the Assembly, Villalta said he hopes they can continue pushing forward with reforms, but he also noted that his coalition faces obstacles.

“We are always working to get reforms passed to support members of the LGBT community,” Villalta told The Tico Times, “but there is also a strong socially conservative block in the Legislative Assembly right now that opposes these human rights advances. We still plan to continue the fight.”

 Originally posted on the Tico Times

 

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Atenas Costa Rica Home For Sale

Atenas Costa Rica Home For Sale.

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Lightning kills 18 year old

So for those living here or just visiting you need to know about this story.

On Sunday 6/22/14 at Playa Penca in Costa Rica an 18 year old died when he was struck by lightning. He was identified as David Otoniel Rocha Rivera. It is said he was getting out of the water when the bolt hit. Rainy season is very beautiful and also can be very deadly as well. As soon as you see the clouds turn dark get inside! Do not take a chance.

This is a sad story and one that hopefully can be prevented in the future.

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