Vancouver firefighters on Friday night were working two nearly back-to-back traffic collisions in different areas, which resulted in a total of nine people being taken to a hospital, one believed injured seriously.In the first crash, at Northeast 94th Avenue and 99th Street, three adults and three children were taken to Southwest Washington Medical Center in four ambulances.About 7 p.m., firefighters and Clark County Sheriff’s deputies rushed to the first crash, north of Padden Parkway and east of Interstate 205 near Sunset Elementary School.Most seriously hurt in the head-on collision was a 39-year-old woman who had been the front-seat passenger of an Acura, with a total of 6 people riding inside, said Capt. Kevin Murray with the Vancouver Fire Department. The woman had to be cut from the wreckage and was rushed to the medical center with injuries that appeared serious.Two other adults in the Acura were transported by AMR Northwest paramedics with injuries that didn’t appear life-threatening, Murray said.An infant who was properly restrained in a car seat was believed unhurt.A 6-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl in the Acura were placed on backboards as a precaution and transported to the medical center.“The 6-year-old boy was sitting on the lap of the adult in the back seat,” a very unsafe practice, Murray said. Washington laws require everyone in a vehicle to be properly restrained and motorists who violate the law can be fined.The Acura and a Nissan had collided at the intersection. The 18-year-old driver of the Nissan refused medical treatment.Names were not immediately available. More information should come later from the Sheriff’s Office.At 7:23 p.m. Friday, shortly after the first crash, another was reported in the area of Southeast 192nd Avenue and 34th Street, east of Fisher’s Landing and near Camas.
Monica Lewinsky Before Monica Lewinsky was a household name, she had an affair with a theater production manager at the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, which thrust the region into the national spotlight in the 1990s.Lewinsky is back — penning an essay for Vanity Fair’s May 13 issue — but the theater manager, Andy Bleiler, has slipped into obscurity.It appears he’s a technical director and adjunct professor at a Christian college in Tennessee.Bleiler confessed to having a five-year affair with the famous White House intern, resulting in crews from “60 Minutes” and CBS camping out at the school.The two met while Lewinsky was a student a the Beverly Hills, Calif., high school where Bleiler worked. Lewinsky moved to Portland to attend Lewis & Clark College. Bleiler left his job at the Beverly Hills school in 1994 and moved to Portland, where Lewinsky started working as his baby sitter.It’s unclear if Bleiler will surface again in Lewinsky’s essay. WASHINGTON — Monica Lewinsky says there’s no question her boss — Bill Clinton — “took advantage” of her when he was president.But she says their affair was consensual and if there was any abuse involved, it came afterward, when Clinton’s inner circle tried to discredit her and the president’s opponents used her as a political pawn.The former White House intern, now 40, writes about her life in the next issue of Vanity Fair magazine, out this month. In released excerpts, she says she’s perhaps the first Internet era scapegoat and wants to speak out on behalf of other victims of online humiliation.
Will this weekend’s feel more like fall? Check out the weather forecast.Here’s a look at some of this week’s top stories:Vigil remembers girl, 7, who died of brain injuryAt the vigil for Stormy Solis on Wednesday evening, everyone shook multicolored glow sticks toward the darkening night sky to remember how the 7-year-old girl was bright and full of life.“Let’s wave to our little light,” Penny Francis, a friend of Stormy’s family, told a crowd of a couple hundred people at Fisher Basin Community Park in east Vancouver. Stormy died Friday morning from a brain injury. She reportedly fell off the swings at Fisher’s Landing Elementary School two days earlier, on Oct. 1., but no one saw the incident during recess. When she came home from school, she complained about being dizzy and was later admitted to the hospital. Doctors at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland took her off life support Friday. Afterwards, her tissue and organs were harvested, including her heart and lungs, benefiting 18 people, Francis said.“That was a really big deal,” she said. “That’s the only thing that’s balanced out our grief.”Read more about the tribute for Stormy Solis.Ted Nugent to get $45K to settle dispute over fair concertControversial rocker Ted Nugent didn’t play a note at the Clark County Fair, but that didn’t prevent him from collecting a settlement worth $45,000. Second grade teacher Cindy Bonnell reads from the book “How to Heal a Broken Wing” by Bob Graham on Wednesday evening during a vigil remembering 7-year-old Stormy Solis.
Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen NowTrump taps petrol industry ally for top EPA job Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.President-elect Donald Trump has selected a friend of the oil and gas industry to be EPA administrator: Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Pruitt has fought President Obama’s environmental policies, on behalf of his state, and with other attorneys general.Accusations of fake news and Islamophobia fill Anchorage AssemblyZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA controversy has erupted in Anchorage, with accusations about fake news, liberal media bias, and a militant Islamic training camp in Wasilla that does not exist. The issue started online, but within days has spread into city government.Two missing after vessel sinks near Priest RockLaura Kraegel, KUCB – UnalaskaTwo people are missing after a commercial fishing vessel sank near Unalaska Tuesday night, forcing crew members to abandon ship.UAF rape victim speaks out following investigation completion Dan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe University of Alaska Fairbanks has completed an investigation of a campus rape case. The university will not comment on the September 2016 case, but the victim is again speaking out.Money management at Mental Health Trust raises concernsAnne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageBack in 1956, Congress set up the Alaska Mental Health Trust to make sure the state could provide mental health care programs to its residents far into the future. Since then, the Trust has had a tumultuous history, and some state leaders fear it could be in danger once more. Legislators are considering a special audit of the Trust and how the Trustees are investing its money.NTSB: 1 dead in plane crash in AlaskaAssociated PressResponders say one person has died in a plane crash on military property in Alaska’s interior.How much oil is really in ANWR? Elizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageThe Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ranks as one of the most controversial chunks of land in Alaska. Since Congress set it aside for more study in 1980, environmental groups, politicians and industry have battled over whether to explore for oil there — or to protect the wilderness forever. As the Trump administration gets ready to take the White House in January, the debate will likely flare up again.
Visakhapatnam: Children play a key role in becoming change agents and inspire others in the community, GVMC Commissioner G Srijana said on Wednesday.She was addressing a gathering at a programme organised by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Plan India and Grama Swarajya Samithi (GSS) as part of their three-year-long partnership in taking forward the Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya campaign in State-run schools. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us The- three-year-long Urban WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) – Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya project aimed at promoting sanitation, economical use of water and sensitise school children on maintaining hygiene, among others. As part of the project, the GSS members said that scores of schoolchildren gained access to potable water, safe sanitation, among other amenities. USAID senior advisor Anand Rudra said that clean sanitation was a right and should be accessible for all irrespective of their economic conditions. Senior programme manager of Plan India said there was a 15 per cent increase in the school enrollment among girls in 20 schools where the project was taken up.
Brie Larson and Scarlett Johansson on The Ellen DeGeneres ShowTwitterBrie Larson and Scarlett Johansson’s friendship goes beyond the sets of Avengers: Endgame. However, it took a while for Larson to recollect how she first met her co-star/friend. The two accomplished actresses shared a couch on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where they discussed a lot of things, including how they first met.In a video shared by The Ellen Tube, Scarlett is seen jogging Brie’s memory to the time when their paths first crossed. Surprised and slightly hurt by Larson’s inability to remember how they first met, the actress asked her Endgame co-star, “You don’t remember how we met?” To this, an uncertain Larson said, “I do. I thought you didn’t…” Johansson then tried to test her memory by asking her if she remembers some of the details on how and where they met. Larson tried her best to find the right answer but sadly couldn’t come up with anything better than “At dinner?”As a form of jest, Scarlett claimed to be affected by Larson’s lack of enthusiasm towards meeting her. She said, “Clearly it made an impression on me but somebody else didn’t care.” Brie Larson finally said, “I didn’t even think about that because I just felt like I was basically a glorified extra and you were Scarlett Johansson.” But Johansson responded with a broad smile, “I noticed you, Brie. I noticed you. You were not a glorified extra.” For those who are unaware of how the two actresses first met, it was on the sets of Don Jon.Back in 2013, Brie Larson and Scarlett Johansson worked together in the romcom and even grabbed some food together and converse. Interestingly, while Scarlett Johansson remembers how she first met Brie Larson, the same cannot be said about Mark Ruffalo. Turns out Brie and Mark starred in 13 Going on 30 where she played one of the mean girls. However, it is not surprising that Ruffalo doesn’t remember her as not many people even knew that she was in the film. At the premiere of Avengers: Endgame at the Los Angeles Convention Centre, Ruffalo found out that he and Brie go way back.Avengers: Endgame is set to release on April 26. While the movie has already released in the United Kingdom and China, the rest of the world will watch all the heroes take on the purple Titan tomorrow. The film stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Karen Gillan, Don Cheadle, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper, Josh Brolin and more.Brie Larson and Scarlett Johansson on The Ellen DeGeneres ShowYouTube
© 2019 Science X Network Explore further SDSS r-band image of the central 4′ × 4′ region of NGC 5908. The circles are the location of the IRAM 30m beams with the size indicating the beam size at 12CO J = 1−0 band. The black solid circles have twice the exposure time as the white solid ones. The two dashed circles (“8” and “9”) are taken in the 2018B semester, with “9” has an exposure time comparable to the black solid circles while “8” has much shorter exposure time. Most of the observations are along the dustlane, except for position “8” which is on the galactic center and slightly offset from the dustlane. The scale bar has a length of 20 kpc assuming a distance of d = 51.9 Mpc. Image credit: Li et al., 2019. Citation: Research provides insights into molecular gas in the massive spiral galaxy NGC 5908 (2019, April 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-04-insights-molecular-gas-massive-spiral.html Massive spiral galaxies, with stellar masses few times greater than that of the Milky Way, often have relatively low star formation rates (SFRs), even lower than that of our home galaxy. This baffles astronomers, as it is impossible for these galaxies to build up such huge stellar mass with just continuous star formation at this SFR. Hence, some other mechanisms that influence galactic evolution are likely taking place in massive spiral galaxies.In order to gain more insights on this topic, further research on overall content and spatial distribution of molecular gas in galaxies of this type are required. Such studies could disclose how molecular gas builds up the stellar content of these massive objects.With that aim in mind, a team of astronomers led by Jiang-Tao Li of University of Michigan, used the IRAM 30m millimeter radio telescope, located in Spain, to conduct observations of molecular lines of carbon monoxide and its isotopologues from NGC 5908. The target of the observational campaign, carried out under the Circum-Galactic Medium of MASsive Spirals (CGM-MASS) project, is a highly inclined massive spiral galaxy about 170 million light years away from the Earth, with a stellar mass of around 256 billion solar masses and SFR of approximately 3.81 solar masses per year.”In this paper, we focus on the initial results from the IRAM 30m observations of NGC 5908, which has the highest-quality data and is the nearest galaxy in the CGM-MASS sample,” the astronomers wrote in the paper.The study found that the total mass of molecular gas in NGC 5908 is about 8.3 billion solar masses, while with the addition of atomic hydrogen, the total cool gas mass is at a level of 13 billion solar masses, which makes it one of the most massive isolated spiral galaxies. However, although these results confirm that the cool gas in NGC 5908 makes a significant contribution to the galaxy’s gas budget, it is still far from sufficient to account for the galaxy’s expected total baryon mass of around 2 trillion solar masses.The observations also revealed that NGC 5908 has a dark matter halo with the mass of approximately 10 trillion solar masses. This, together with other results, indicates that NGC 5908 is one of the most massive spiral galaxies yet known in the local universe, and suggest that it evolved largely in isolation.Furthermore, the researchers found that one of the studied molecular lines and the estimated gas temperature indicate a relatively weak star formation in NGC 5908. The results also suggest that radiative cooling of the hot circum-galactic medium (CGM) or any other external gas supplies are probably insufficient to compensate the gas consumed in star formation.Therefore, analyzing all the results of IRAS observations, the researchers concluded that NGC 5908 is probably now at an early stage after the starburst, with plenty of leftover cool gas. “Since there is no signature of recent triggering of star formation (such as galaxy merger, gas transfer, or enhanced cooling of the CGM etc.), we conclude that NGC 5908 is not completely quiescent, and it may be in the early stage after the previous starburst, before the star formation is completely extinguished and the ejected gas cools and falls back to the galaxy,” the astronomers wrote. More information: Jiang-Tao Li et al. Molecular Gas of the Most Massive Spiral Galaxies I: a Case Study of NGC 5908. arXiv:1904.05413 [astro-ph.GA]. arxiv.org/abs/1904.05413 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Astronomers study star formation and gas flows in the galaxy NGC 1365 In a recently published research, which is part of a broader observational campaign focused on studying massive spiral galaxies, astronomers have investigated molecular lines of carbon monoxide and its isotopologues in NGC 5908. The study, detailed in a paper published April 10 on arXiv.org, sheds more light on properties of molecular gas in this galaxy, what could be helpful to better understand the evolution of such massive objects.
(Credit: Billion Photos/Shutterstock)Whether it’s regulating a burst of anger or calming down a bout of anxiety, taking a deep breath can have a potent effect.There are compelling hints that controlled breathing can improve overall physical wellbeing, but the neurophysiology — the link between our minds and bodies — of controlled breathing hasn’t been very extensively researched. A new study from researchers at Northwestern University and the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine begins to delve into the topic by attempting to separate the mechanisms that govern controlled and automatic breathing in the brain.Much of the neurophysiological research into breathing has has focused on the brain stem, the researchers say, which controls automatic processes like our heart rate and blood pressure. That work only captures breathing that’s done reflexively, though. Because we have the ability to take control of our breathing rate, other areas of the brain must be involved as well.A Brain GameSo, to find out how our brains behaved when we get in the driver’s seat and take control of our breathing, the researchers studied patients using intracranial electroencephalography (iEEG). They published their work in the Journal of Neurophysiology.You’ve probably heard of an EEG machine — they measure changes in electric currents inside the brain to give researchers an idea of what brain regions are active at any given time. They rely on electrodes places on the scalp to do this, and because they’re outside the brain, there’s some fuzziness to the data.An iEEG relies on the same concept, but it gathers data from electrodes placed inside of the brain, making it much more accurate. These electrodes are sometimes implanted in people with severe forms of epilepsy as a form of treatment, and the Northwestern researchers drew their subjects from among these patients.To establish a baseline of uncontrolled, normal breathing, the subjects’ breathing was measured while performing a task requiring sustained attention on a computer. The goal was to get patient’s attention away from their breathing and let the brain stem take over. Once this was established, the researchers looked at two types of non-automatic breathing: sped-up breathing and focused breathing.When asked to accelerate their pace of breathing, the researchers say, the subjects experienced more brain activity in the amygdala. It’s an area of the brain usually associated with emotional behavior, and decision-making. The sped-up breathing could be simulating anxiety states, they think, and voluntarily increasing the rate could be triggering mechanisms similar to those activated by anxiety.Under ControlOn the opposite end of the neurophysiological spectrum, controlled breathing is often used to calm anxiety and stress. To call subjects’ attention to their own breathing, the researchers asked them to count how many breaths they took over multiple two-minute periods.Notably, the study only factored in data from when the subjects accurately counted their breaths over the span of the two-minute period. When the subjects did not count correctly, their brain patterns were similar to when their breathing patterns were at rest. But when the subjects focused completely on their breathing to accomplish accurate counts, they seemed to tap into far different regions of the brain.This included the hippocampus and insula — both regions that are related to emotion — as well as the anterior cingulate cortex, which plays a role in the modulation of blood pressure and heart rate.Forward-ThinkingThe work is preliminary, and we can’t draw too many inferences about how breathing is actually connected to cognition yet, but it’s a start. The researchers finding align with other studies that have found signs of activity in these same brain regions, and add to the evidence that areas of the brain linked to higher forms of cognition are also involved with some types of breathing.Therapeutic breathing practices have used control and awareness of breathing for millennia, despite little evidence for or understanding of the underlying neural mechanisms. Studies like this provide a compelling scientific background for controlled breathing exercises.Such information could be beneficial for everyone from yoga instructors to professional athletes to therapists — but there’s plenty of research left to be done. For now, just kick back, relax and take a deep breath.
News | May 08, 2015 Proton Therapy Center Czech First to Employ IBA Motion Management System Universal Beam Triggering Interface can exchange information between proton therapy system and up to four different motion management systems for more efficient therapy May 8, 2015 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A., EURONEXT) announced the first clinical use of its Proteus Plus Universal Beam Triggering Interface (UBTI), a new application in the administration of proton therapy. This interface can connect up to four different patient position monitoring and respiratory management systems to the IBA proton therapy system. The Proton Therapy Center Czech, Prague, Czech Republic, treated a patient using the Qfix breathing control equipment Dyn’R SDXTM connected to UBTI for automatic control of the proton beam according to the tumor motion. As respiratory management systems guide the proton beam more precisely to the tumor, they help leverage the inherent strengths of proton therapy. Motion management strategies make it possible to decrease treatment margins so the dose to the tumor can be raised while potential toxicity to vital organs is reduced. UBTI can exchange information between the IBA proton system and up to four different motion management systems in order to automatically hold and resume proton as well as X-ray beam irradiation in conjunction with monitored patient parameters, with very low latency. This automated regulation of beam-on/beam-off periods eliminates the burden of manual irradiation pause and resume, increasing performance and safety of treatments. Integration with UBTI has already been validated for two respiratory management systems: Dyn’R SDXTM and Vision RT gateRT. Both support voluntary breath hold and free-breathing techniques — SDXTM by measuring pulmonary air volume, and gateRT by monitoring skin surface. They are fully compatible with IBA treatment delivery modalities, as beam hold-and-resume is synchronized with delivery cycles so that multiple interrupts do not affect uniformity (in double or uniform scattering) or conformity (in pencil beam scanning) of dose distribution. C-rad has developed an IBA proton system compatible catalyst as well, and others are to follow. The Proton Therapy Center Czech opted for UBTI-driven assistance of SDXTM with deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) to support its clinical protocol. Using a spirometer, the SDXTM monitoring device permits beam irradiation when the pulmonary volume reaches a specified level, previously calculated during patient training, and ceases when the patient relaxes his breath hold. Thoracic and abdominal tumor motion can thus be managed during radiotherapy.Clinicians selected a 48 year-old female with Hodgkin’s lymphoma as the first to receive treatment with UBTI-driven assistance of SDXTM with DIBH. This specific diagnosis was chosen because it affects relatively young patients and leaves them free of respiratory problems, contrary to those with diseases like lung cancer. Treatment was divided into 15 fractions, with a target volume that covers the whole mediastinum and neck nodules. The treatment plan consists of just one field counting about 10 layers, which takes only a few minutes per fraction, each fraction requiring 5 to 7 inspirations from the patient. Computed tomography (CT) imaging and patient alignment are also performed using Dyn’R SDXTM.Ji?í Kubeš, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of Proton Therapy Center Czech, said: “Integrating a breathing control device into proton therapy is a huge step for our center. Because the preciseness of dose delivery onto the target volume is highly crucial, mandating little or no internal organ motion, we previously had to exclude treating several indications situated in the mediastinum. Now, thanks to the integration of the SDX breathing control device, proton therapy comes within reach of new patient populations that could not be considered for treatment at our center until today.”For more information: www.iba-worldwide.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications
Monday, June 11, 2018 Travelweek Group Share MEXICO CITY – Hurricane Bud grew to Category 3 force off Mexico’s Pacific coast on Monday, but forecasters said it was likely to weaken before a possible brush with the resort-dotted southern tip of the Baja California peninsula late in the week.The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Bud had maximum sustained winds of 115 mph (185 kph) Monday morning. It was centred about 235 miles (380 kilometres) southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, and was moving northwest at 10 mph (17 kph).Forecasters said Bud was expected to strengthen further before a slow weakening trend starts Tuesday.“Significantly cooler waters around the southern tip of Baja California should reduce Bud’s intensity below hurricane status before it reaches that land,” the centre said.The Hurricane Center said the storm could generate swells that cause life-threatening surf and rip currents over the coming days along Mexico’s southwestern coast. Rainfall of 3 to 6 inches (75 to 150 millimeters), with isolated patches of 10 inches (250 millimeters), was possible into Tuesday afternoon.More news: Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agencyMeanwhile, Tropical Storm Aletta’s winds were down to 40 mph (65 kph) and it was predicted to dissipate by late Monday or early Tuesday. The storm peaked on Friday as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 140 mph (220 kph). It was about 600 miles (965 kilometres) southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Category 3 Hurricane Bud heads north off Mexican coast Posted by Tags: California, Hurricane, Hurricane Bud, Mexico << Previous PostNext Post >>
After years in the works, the project to expand and improve the road to Monteverde, one of Costa Rica’s most popular tourist destinations, is 65 percent complete.Still, major improvements are needed, an evaluation by the University of Costa Rica’s National Structural Materials and Models Laboratory (LANAMME) recently concluded.The National Roadway Council (CONAVI) currently is investing ₡2,5 billion ($4.6 million) to expand to two lanes the 18-kilometer stretch of Route 606 between Guacimal and Santa Elena, Monteverde, in the Pacific province of Puntarenas.On a second stage of the project, scheduled for completion in 2016, CONAVI will build an asphalt road to replace the current gravel one. The project also includes the construction of ditches and guardrails for a total cost of ₡7 billion (some $13 million).LANAMME’s evaluation warns that the angles of the slopes along the improved road — one of the most important components of the project — could be prone to landslides.The laboratory also recommends increasing the width of at least two curves which currently aren’t wide enough to allow passage of heavy and large vehicles.The report notes that comprehensive geological and geotechnical studies need to be carried out to identify the sites most vulnerable to landslides, in order to design and build all needed stabilization and protection measures.LANAMME also critiqued what it said were insufficiencies in the the road project’s accommodations for wildlife.The lab’s Infrastructure Program director Luis Guillermo Loría Salazar said that a study carried out jointly with the National System of Conservation Areas found that there are at least 10 sites where the road is missing wildlife crossings “even though CONAVI was informed that underground and aerial crossings should be included in the road’s construction.”Route 606 crosses biologically-sensitive areas like the Pájaro Campana Biological Corridor, which connects the Monteverde Cloud Forest with mangrove forests along the Pacific coast.“The connectivity between these very different environments is of great importance for the preservation of several species,” the LANAMME report stated.To avoid this segregation of habitats, original plans recommended the construction of hanging ropes and tunnels to allow animals to pass, as well as signage warning drivers to watch for animals crossing the road.Loría said LANAMME had also suggested that CONAVI consider setting aside at least three areas along the road for viewpoints, to take advantage of several tourist attractions in the region.“We know that business owners in the area are willing to finance the construction of these viewpoints to offer views as far as the [Puntarenas] coastline and the Nicoya Peninsula,” he said.Despite problems, progressDespite its criticisms, LANAMME recognized that progress had been made on the road. The report said that excavations to build the second lane are around 85 percent complete. It also noted that work was advancing on installing the 71 planned culverts along the route.The project began in October 2013 and was scheduled for completion last year. But funding delays, red tape and poor weather conditions affected the original schedule.This week CONAVI suspended a schedule of temporary road closures that had been in effect since last year to carry out construction work on the route. Starting last Tuesday, transit is open all day but subject to delays depending on the needs of construction crews.The gravel road to Monteverde has long been narrow and difficult to transit because the original founders of the Quaker community, from Alabama, have fought to keep it that way in order to limit the number of visitors.Local business owners say they have seen a significant decrease in revenue because of poor road conditions. During the rainy season from May to November it becomes almost impossible to transit, leading to a significant drop in tourist visits. Business leaders say this has forced hotels, restaurants and other businesses to close in recent years.In 2013 community groups and residents of Monteverde started a series of public demonstrations and road blockades demanding the government of President Laura Chinchilla build a new and better road. The project was approved later that year.The area’s most prominent landmark is the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve — 10,500 hectares of tropical rain and cloud forests. The reserve is visited by some 75,000 tourists a year, including scientists attracted by its rich biodiversity. Facebook Comments Related posts:Road to Monteverde closed starting next week New road to Monteverde to be ready in 2014, officials say New road to Monteverde bogged down by delays, red tape President Solís pledges to repair road to Monteverde by next year
The watch world currently looks to be in the mood for a little Rhapsody in Blue, and these timepieces will surely be music to the ears of any true blue collector.1 Available only at Ulysse Nardin boutiques, the Blue Toro watch ripples with a royal blue dial and matching rubber strap. This 43mm watch features both perpetual calendar and dual time functions, as well as a big date display at 2 o’clock. Limited to 99 pieces, the watch has a striking case crafted from rose gold, offering contrast to the cool blue ($56,500).www.ulysse-nardin.ch2 The textured blue faces of Hermès’s new Arceau Marqueterie watches are a study in style. A first in the watch history, the brand used a straw marquetry technique on the dial to create a woven effect in shades of blue, inspired by some of the brand’s most popular tie motifs. The 41mm watch uses a rare, hand-harvested rye straw that is only produced by one farm in France (price available upon request).www.hermes.com3 Celebrate this year’s summer games with Omega’s commemorative Specialties Olympic Collection London 2012 watch. This special edition of the 44mm Seamaster timepiece has a distinctive rich blue dial and matching leather strap. The two-tone effect of the stainless steel case and red gold bezel is also perfectly on trend ($10,500).www.omegawatches.comwww.omegawatches.com4 The Breitling Chronomat GMT watch looks both sporty and sophisticated in its blue incarnation. This 47mm stainless steel classic has a feisty attitude thanks to its black-rimmed blue face that brings to mind the black eye of a tough guy. The sturdy watch comes complete with a 70-hour power reserve and unidirectional ratchet rotating bezel (from $8,635).www.breitling.comwww.breitling.com5 The azure dial of the Dubey & Schaldenbrand Dome GMT watch evokes a tranquil tropical sea. It makes a powerful statement when paired with a bold red strap that smartly echoes the hour indicators on the second time zone located at 12 o’clock, a function that can be adjusted independently via the crown of this 35mm by 47mm watch ($6,600).www.dubeywatch.com
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