Child welfare agency breaches privacy looking for childrens mother This legal notice identified children about to be taken into care by a child welfare agency. (Submitted photo)Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsA northern Manitoba child welfare agency claims it published the names of a mother and her children in a local newspaper because it couldn’t find the woman any other way.The Cree Nation Child & Family Caring Agency confirmed it placed a quarter-page advertisement in the Opasquia Times in August.The ad, which names the woman and her three children, said the agency was applying for a six-month temporary order of guardianship under the Child and Family Services (CFS) Act.It also identified the children’s First Nation and their birthdates.“I find it surprising that CFS claims that confidentiality is a priority but then places an advertisement in a newspaper that breaches the confidentiality of the entire family,” said Stacie Desnomie, who sent a photo of the ad to APTN News.“I can understand a judge demanding that every and all effort be made to serve the mom in regards to court but I can’t imagine a judge suggesting that confidentiality be breached in such a manner.”But that’s exactly what happened, said Michael Clark, a Winnipeg-based lawyer for the Indigenous agency.“If there’s no trace of somebody – no email address, no address, no Facebook page – no way of giving them a private message,” he said, “the only way to serve is to do it publicly like this in a newspaper.”Clark noted publishing the legal notice was “rare” in a system where information is usually protected and parents are supposed to be notified of court dates in person.“The courts don’t grant that very often because of the private nature of child protection matters,” he added.“The judge says, ‘Hey, you need to put this in a local paper where these parents or someone that knows them might see it and tell them to be at court on a certain day because the guardianship of their children is in court that day.’”A spokesperson for the agency said it had no choice.“If a court ordered us to do it, we do it,” said Margaret Cook, Cree Nation’s acting executive director.Yet it would be against the law for APTN News or any media outlet to publish the same names.Cook and Clark were unable to say whether the tactic brought the mother to court because they couldn’t discuss individual cases.The legal notice warned an “order respecting the said children may be made in your absence” if the woman didn’t appear.last_img read more

Time for decisive steps in Middle East peace process UN official says

18 September 2008The peace process between Israel and the Palestinians is at a crossroads and needs to make decisive advances in the months ahead, as disturbing developments counter-balance recent positive steps, a senior United Nations official said today. “It appears so far that no agreement has been reached on the core issues,” UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO) Robert Serry told the Security Council. “However, it also appears that there have been substantive discussions, the potential of which must be built on with a continuation of intensive negotiations.”Noting Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni’s election yesterday as head of the ruling Kadima party, he called on the new government she intends to form to stop all settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian territory.On the positive side he cited the “unsung success story” of the gradual and systematic process of Palestinian self-empowerment in the West Bank under President Mahmoud Abbas, “real strides” in implementing a security plan there, including action against militants, and “notable gains” in other areas, such as public financing procedures.“A reflection of improved security is that the casualty rate from violent clashes in this past month is one of the lowest in recent years,” he said, nevertheless noting that there had been several clashes, leaving two Palestinians, including a child, dead and 128 others injured, 84 of them children. Eleven Israelis, including a child, were also injured.While welcoming Israel’s release of 198 Palestinian prisoners and the dismantling of several checkpoints, Mr. Serry underlined that over 600 obstacles to movement remain across the West Bank and actions taken so far to ease closures are insufficient to enable security and economic efforts by the Palestinian Authority (PA).He also noted that Israeli settler violence had intensified and settlement activity continues despite repeated statements by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that all such activity contravenes Israel’s commitments under the so-called Road Map plan, which foresees a two-State solution with Israel and the Palestinians living side by side in peace. “Rectifying this unacceptable situation should be the urgent priority of any new Israeli government,” he said.On the Gaza Strip, Mr. Serry reported that the humanitarian situation remained “extremely grim” given the continued Israeli closures, with imports decreasing by 21 per cent over the past month and UN priority projects stalled by the shortfall in materials, while 95 per cent of local industry was closed.The one piece of positive news is the continuation of the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, which has made efforts to prevent the launching of rockets and mortars into Israel. But he blamed Hamas, which has seized PA institutions in Gaza, for compounding the Strip’s problems by divorcing these institutions from the PA.“It is clear that the only way to begin addressing the overall crisis, and indeed to lay the basis for a two-State solution, is for Gaza to be peacefully reunited with the West Bank within the framework of the legitimate Palestinian Authority in a manner which allows the peace process to advance,” he said, welcoming Egypt’s efforts to achieve Palestinian reconciliation.Turning to Lebanon, Mr. Serry hailed efforts for a national dialogue but noted that the security situation remained precarious between the various groups and that Israeli air violations continued on a daily basis. read more

Canada EU inch closer to free trade deal with auto resolution

OTTAWA — Leaked European documents on the free-trade talks with Canada suggest the two sides have the bare bones for an agreement in the troublesome field of autos.The Canadian Press has obtained a European list of outstanding issues on rules of origin, which have long been a barrier to a final Canada-EU free trade agreement.[np_storybar title=”Canada’s banking sector protections under attack in EU trade talks, document shows” link=””%5D A leaked draft of part of the Canada-Europe trade talks shows that Canada’s vaunted banking system is on the negotiating table.The Canadian Press has obtained the Feb. 1 version of the services chapter of the Canada-Europe trade deal that Europe has circulated to its member states.Continue reading. [/np_storybar]The list, dated Feb. 5, is included in a memo from the European Commission’s director-general for trade, addressed to the trade policy committee.Included in the list is a proposal for a two-step solution to the problematic auto sector — a sector that has proven difficult for negotiators to handle because Canada’s auto production is so deeply intertwined with the U.S. market, making it nearly impossible to define what a “Canadian” car actually is.The first step involves setting up a quota — an approach used frequently by Canadian and European negotiators to deal with contentious issues — while the second step involves negotiating arrangements with the United States.The short-term quota “should be reasonable and based on current investment plans and export possibilities,” the document states. “It is also linked to any growth clause.”That kind of quota design is unusual, since quotas are often based on historical production patterns and don’t anticipate future changes.However, the document does not say where the quota should be set. Canada proposes 100,000 passenger cars per year, but there is no indication that the EU would agree to that level.Nor does the document say how Canada would divvy up the quota among auto manufacturers in Canada.The quota — which the EU calls “derogation” — would eventually be removed after Canada, the EU and the United States reach an understanding of how to account for North American content in cars being shipped from Canada. Instead, it would be replaced with a stipulation that Canadian passenger vehicles should have no more than 40% non-North American content.“Derogation to cease, and maximum foreign content to be brought down to 40% if and when there is an agreement with the U.S. providing for cumulation with Canada,” the document states.The “cumulation with Canada” part is key because it signals that the European Union is ready to recognize and deal with the deep integration of the Canada and U.S. markets.“The reality of a Canadian-made car is that it crosses the border and contains parts that are intermingled with the American sector, and that’s just the reality of the Canadian auto industry,” said the NDP’s trade critic, Don Davies.“What we need in (the Canada-EU free trade agreement) is a deal that recognizes that, and sets the numbers at a reasonable number, so that a Canadian-made car that contains a certain amount of American content can in fact be exported into the European market at zero tariff or preferential tariff rates as a Canadian-made vehicle.”The documents suggest that’s exactly where the deal is heading, said Laura Dawson, an Ottawa-based trade consultant.“It’s good for Canada because it’s going to improve market access for Canada in the European market, and it takes account of the integrated nature of the North American market,” Dawson said.However, the document also states that the European Union is taking a hard look at Canada’s vehicle standards — a red flag for anyone hoping for an agreement, since standards are not exactly the same in Canada and the EU.The Canada-EU trade talks are in their final stages, with arrangements on beef, pork, procurement, financial services and pharmaceuticals still to be worked out. Both sides are under pressure to finalize the agreement, with the EU preparing to launch free trade talks with the United States in the coming months.A spokesman for International Trade Minister Ed Fast would answer no questions about the auto rules-of-origin discussions.Instead, press secretary Rudy Husny emailed a statement repeating earlier media lines: “We caution Canadians against attaching credibility to speculation, including related to ’leaked’ documents. Productive discussions are ongoing between Canada and the EU.”Opposition MPs have complained frequently about the lack of Canadian information about the talks, forcing them to rely on European documents instead.And Jim Stanford, chief economist for the Canadian Auto Workers union, warns that any deal with the European Union will only exacerbate the lopsided nature of the motor vehicle trade. In 2012, Canada exported $269-million in cars and parts to the EU, but imported European cars and parts worth $5.6-billion — for a deficit of $5.3-billion.The document also shows that negotiators are trying to use quotas as a way to deal with rules-of-origin issues for textiles, sugar products, footwear and grain products. read more

Students face suspension over vaccinations

Households in Norfolk and Haldimand have been stepping lively over the past month after more than 2,000 students were threatened with suspension for out-of-date immunization records.Marlene Miranda, Haldimand and Norfolk’s general manager of health and social services, said that number had been reduced to 113 by Monday.“Often, the kids are immunized,” Miranda said Tuesday. “It’s just a matter of updating their records.”Households identified have till April 26 to prove their children are vaccinated against a number of communicable diseases. Students whose records remain incomplete at the deadline face a 20-day suspension.Under the microscope are primary students aged seven and high school students aged 17. These are the ages where the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit requires updated records.Ontario’s Immunization of School Pupils Act requires these cohorts to have up-do-date vaccines for diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, meningitis, whooping cough (pertussis), and chicken pox (varicella).“Students requiring immunizations can contact their primary care provider and advise the health unit or attend a health unit clinic,” public health nurse Beth Murdoch said in a recent report to the Haldimand and Norfolk Board of Health.“Students with medical exemptions or conscientious/religious exemptions are also accommodated by contacting the health unit to complete the required steps and documentation. The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit makes every effort to avoid issuing a suspension.”In the same report, Murdoch said the total budget this year to support the counties’ vaccine preventable diseases team is $526,300. The Ministry of Health and Long-term Care provides $353,400 of this. Norfolk chips in $102,900 and Haldimand provides $70, read more

The new global zinc giant

first_imgZinifex and Umicore have signed a binding Business Combination and Shareholders’ Agreement (BCSA) to combine their respective zinc smelting and alloying businesses. The combined business will be called Nyrstar and will be the world’s pre-eminent zinc metal producer with operations on four continents, producing some 1.2 Mt/y of zinc and zinc alloys and employing some 4,500 people. It is anticipated that Nyrstar would come into existence during September 2007, subject to Zinifex shareholder approval, which will be sought in July, and the satisfaction of certain other conditions precedent. It is the intention to undertake an initial public offering of shares in the new enterprise at an appropriate time thereafter.Zinifex and Umicore shares in Nyrstar will be approximately 60% and 40% respectively, reflecting the relative value of the contributed assets. Final shares will still be subject to adjustment at the formation of Nyrstar but it is not expected that there would be any significant difference from the percentages advised above. Until such time as the IPO occurs, however, the initial joint venture will be structured on an equal ownership basis with an appropriate equalization payment being made to Zinifex from debt raised by the joint venture company.Due to Thai regulations with regard to foreign ownership, Umicore has elected to limit the contribution to Nyrstar of its stake in Padaeng Industry to 24.9%. The parties will seek to transfer Umicore’s remaining interest of 22% in Padaeng Industry to Nyrstar prior to its formation, in line with the regulatory processes in Thailand.It is the intention of Umicore and Zinifex that Nyrstar would operate as an independent entity from its inception with its own Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The jointly owned company would be incorporated in Belgium and have its head office in London. The chairman elect for Nyrstar is Julien De Wilde, former CEO of Bekaert. Also joining the Nyrstar board as directors elect are Peter Mansell (Chairman of Zinifex) and Karel Vinck (Chairman of Umicore). Further board members will be designated in due course.As previously advised, Paul Fowler will assume responsibility for the formation of Nyrstar as Chief Executive Officer elect, and will stand down immediately as Chief Operating Officer of Zinifex. Similarly, Heinz Eigner, will relinquish his duties as Controller of the Zinc Specialties business group at Umicore to become Chief Financial Officer elect. Other executive management will be drawn jointly from the two companies.On Fowler’s departure, Brett Fletcher will take up the position of Chief Operational Officer of Zinifex, effective immediately. Currently the General Manager of the Hobart Smelter, Brett comes to this new role with over 20 years experience in the mining industry. This has included Mine Manager at Broken Hill and General Manager positions at the Rosebery and Century mines.The Zinifex assets to be contributed are the Hobart (Australia), Port Pirie (Australia), Clarksville (USA) and Budel (Netherlands) smelting and alloying operations as well as its shareholdings in Australian Refined Alloys (Australia) and Genesis Alloys (China). The Umicore assets to be contributed are the Balen (Belgium), Overpelt (Belgium), Auby (France) and GM Metal (France) smelting and alloying operations as well as its shareholdings in, Galva 45 (France), Umicore Yunnan Zinc Alloys (China), Föhl China (China) and 24.9% of Padaeng Industry (Thailand).Under the terms of the BCSA, both companies have agreed not to pursue competing transactions or to permit due diligence investigations to be undertaken by third parties in relation to the assets planned to be contributed to Nyrstar. However, these restrictions will not apply if either company receives an unsolicited, superior proposal which would prevent the new venture from taking place. If either company solicits a competing proposal or terminates the BCSA as a result of receiving a superior proposal, a break fee of €10 million is payable.last_img read more

Man dies and woman escapes unharmed after car crashes into a lake

first_imgA 37-YEAR-OLD man has died after a car he was a passenger in crashed into a lake in the early hours of this morning. The woman driver of the car, 34, escaped unharmed after the car left the road and went into the water at Grange Lake in Strokestown, Co Roscommon just after midnight. Gardaí from Boyle are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. It is understood the woman managed to escape from the vehicle after it went into the lake and alerted local residents who managed to remove the man, but they were unable to resuscitate him and he was later pronounced dead. His body has been taken to Roscommon General Hospital where a post mortem will take place.last_img read more

Every household in Ireland has endured a lot Heres Enda Kennys Christmas

first_img–ymcyFnm_wYouTube: MerrionStreetNewsTAOISEACH ENDA KENNY has recorded and released his annual Christmas message to the people of Ireland or muintir na hÉireann as he says himself.Kenny strikes a fairly despondent tone at the beginning of the video message as he acknowledges that “every household in Ireland has endured a lot” noting that many have lost jobs, families members to emigration and face an “agonising struggle” to make ends meet.He also acknowledges that Christmas has “no doubt brought with it a sense of trepidation to many families” but then he talks about the positives, the economic recovery and the government’s “relentless focus” on jobs next year.While he knows that the positive signs of recovery aren’t being expereinced by many people he insists “our economy is starting to recover”.He also notes the children who are “counting the sleeps” to the “most anticipated visitor of the year” with ‘Minister for Time’ Alan Shatter having given clearance for Santa to enter Irish airspace tomorrow night.Watch the full message above.PIC: Michael Healy-Rae has got his visit to Santa out of the wayPresident Higgins: Thanks to all who work for others over Christmaslast_img read more

We need to get to the bottom of this More details sought

first_imgSINN FÉIN TD Pearse Doherty is to seek further information about the loss of documents related to the banking crisis by the Department of Finance as the Taoiseach yesterday expressed concern about the matter.It emerged last Friday that the original versions of two letters, both concerning a possible investment in Bank of Ireland in January 2009 and which were copied to the former finance minister Brian Lenihan, have gone missing.Copies of both letters are only available in redacted form although one of them has been partially recovered by officials in the Department.Speaking in the Dáil yesterday, Enda Kenny said that while he had not been “been over in the Department of Finance myself looking for these letters” he is “concerned about the absence of pieces of paper in regard to this matter”.Doherty said that the issue is “very serious” as it is not clear if any other documents have gone missing.The Department of Finance would not confirm on Tuesday if it is actively searching for the missing letters, despite Minister Brendan Howlin saying he was sure “good efforts” are under way to locate them.“We will be putting down questions to the Minister for Finance to ask how these documents could have gone missing [and] what are the processes in terms of recording documents,” Doherty said yesterday.He said that the public “are suspicious” given previous claims by Kenny that there was a lack of documentation related to the bank guarantee in the Department of the Taoiseach.“We need to get to the bottom of this and I don’t think this issue is going to go away, particularly in light of the banking inquiry that should be taking place this year,” Doherty said.The Donegal South–West deputy has asked Michael Noonan if the loss of the documents is being investigated, who had access to them, if a full audit will be carried out so see if any other documents are lost, and whether the handling of sensitive files will be reviewed in light of the disappearance of the letters.Read: Howlin says officials looking for lost documents – but Department won’t say if they areJohn McGuinness: Missing bank guarantee documents need to be foundRead: The Department of Finance has lost letters connected to the bank guaranteelast_img read more

Lastminute goal earns Chelsea victory in the Europa League final

first_imgUpdated at 21.38AN INJURY TIME Branislav Ivanović header handed Chelsea victory in tonight’s Europa League final.An Óscar Cardozo penalty had made it 1-1, after a Fernando Torres goal early in the second half had given Chelsea the lead.After the Benfica defence failed to deal with a long Cech kick out, Torres shrugged off the defender’s challenge before showing excellent composure to round the goalkeeper and slot the ball into the empty net to give his team the advantage.Yet only eight minutes later, Benfica equalised, after César Azpilicueta was penalised for a handball in the Chelsea penalty area.Cardozo subsequently blasted the penalty straight down the middle and into the net, with Cech diving to his left.Nevertheless Chelsea weren’t to be denied, as Ivanovic was on hand to head in Juan Mata’s corner.It had been 0-0 after a disappointing, with the English club finding it hard going, as their opponents enjoyed the majority of possession in midfield.Rafa Benitez’s side were lucky to escape after they belatedly cleared a goalmouth scramble in which Rodrigo failed to capitalise after the ball fell into his path.The London club did almost score against the run of play in the first half however, when Frank Lampard’s powerful, swerving shot from just outside the box was expertly tipped over by Benfica goalkeeper Artur.YouTube credit: Captain MorganYouTube credit: Calcio HD MondialeYouTube credit: WorldFootballsCaption time: What are these 3 legends saying to each other tonight in Amsterdam?>Man trying to dribble soccer ball 10,000 miles to Brazil dies after being hit by truck>last_img read more

HEA Is Seeking Candidates For Three Open Board Seats

first_imgThe Candidacy Packet is available at HEA offices in Kenai and Homer and at HEA cooperative’s Board of Directors is made up of nine directors, with three from each of the three districts that make up the service area. For additional information, contact Bruce Shelley at (907) 283-2324. Members interested in putting their name on the ballot must fill out a Candidacy Packet that requires the candidate to gather at least 15 signatures from current HEA members who live in the district where the candidate resides. This year, District 1 (Kenai-Nikiski-parts of Soldotna), District 2 (Soldotna-Sterling-Kasilof area), and District 3 (Kasilof-Homer-Seldovia area) will be on the ballot. The deadline to submit the Candidacy Packet is March 2, at 5 p.m. Ballots will be mailed to HEA members on April 2, and the results will be announced at the Annual Meeting on May 3. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Homer Electric Association is accepting nominations for three seats on its Board of Directors through March 2.last_img read more

Hardik Patels alleged sex tape photo appears after Gujarat Congress website hacked

first_imgPatidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel had joined the Congress a couple of days ago.TwitterThe Gujarat Congress official website was hacked on Friday, March 16, by an unidentified person. The alleged accused reportedly had uploaded a picture of Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel, who joined the Congress party a couple of days ago, in form of a screenshot which appears to be one of his alleged sex video that surfaced ahead of Gujarat Assembly Elections in 2017.In the photo, a person resembling Patel can be seen sitting on the bed with a girl and it is accompanied by a caption – “Welcome our new leader”.According to Gujarat Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi, the website, “”, was taken down immediately by the party’s IT team after spotting the “mischief”.”Our website was hacked. Someone put a photo of Hardik Patel on it. We have shut down the website immediately. It will become online soon. This might be the handiwork of those who did not like Hardik’s entry into the Congress,” said Doshi, adding the party may file a police complaint.Ahead of the December 2017 Assembly elections in Gujarat, around five videos, purportedly showing Patel with women, had surfaced on social media platforms. The 25-year-old Patidar quota agitation spearhead had then claimed all the videos were “fake and morphed”.last_img read more

Nitin Gadkari clears air on BJPs 220 club against PM Narendra Modi

first_img Close Amit Shah: NDA will fight the 2019 Lok Sabha elections under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/1:46Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:44?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari said there is no “220 club” in the party who wants to replace PM Modi for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.Facebook/Nitin GadkariUnion Minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari said there is no “220 club” in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hoping for a reduced tally, which could see the emergence of a replacement to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections.The senior BJP leader rejected any sort of dialogue regarding a substitute candidate and said these are mere speculations by the press. He also asserted that the party will return to power with a full majority under the Prime Minister’s stewardship. Gadkari’s name has often been the subject of speculation as an ‘acceptable’ contender if the saffron party falls significantly short of a majority.”There is no such thing. Those who want to write will write. I don’t do such calculations or have any such expectations. I am a worker of the party. I am sure that the work done under PM Modi will result in a full majority. So no such situation is going to happen,” Gadkari told TOI. The BJP leader was responding to a question that he was often indicated as a leader who could work with allies and was also close to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).Putting all speculations to rest, Gadkari earlier had said that he is not in the race for the post of Prime Minister as is being widely speculated and that the country was progressing well under the leadership and ideology of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s able hands.”I am not in the race to be the Prime Minister. PM Modi is the PM and will be the PM even after the elections. I am an RSS man, service to the nation is my duty. We are all behind him [PM Modi]. I am another worker in the fulfilment of his vision. Where does the question of me being a PM arise?” Gadkari said while speaking at the India Today Conclave this month.Gadkari’s veiled criticism of PM ModiGadkari had made multiple remarks that were apparently critical of PM Modi. Back in December 2018, Gadkari said that the leadership should own up to failures in the backdrop of BJP’s defeat in the assembly elections in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. In January this year, Gadkari said, “Political leaders, who do not fulfil the dreams they peddle, will get thrashed by people.” He further clarified saying that he was not among those who only show dreams.Nitin Gadkari has many times spoken against the politics of religion- a policy that is followed by the BJP. Also, Gadkari’s comment last year that there were no jobs in the economy had provided an opportunity to the opposition to slam the Modi government.last_img read more

Café Té Ría offers home cooking cozy atmosphere

first_imgBefore, you tried the arroz con palmito, a Costa Rican comfort food, something like a cross between chicken Tetrazzini and risotto. The light acidity of the hearts of palm cuts through the rich cheese and cream of the baked rice dish. Portion control is key here, but the side salad makes you feel a little better about the decadent dish. You quickly forgo any calorie counting though when the waitress clears the plates and asks if you’d like dessert. Not wanting to miss one of the café’s homemade sweets, you stretch your legs and again peruse the dessert display. Torta chilena, stacks of dulce de leche sandwiched between layers of thin wafer cookies, biscotti, brownies, iced carrot and banana cakes, chocolate mousse and key lime pie line the counter and refrigerator case. You choose the carrot cake and key lime pie and an espresso. The drip coffee is a little weak for your taste but the espresso shot provides a balance to the sweets you’re about to enjoy.  The generous serving of iced carrot cake is enough to feed two. The key lime pie comes served in a small glass like trifle, with layers of lime cream and crumbly graham cracker topped with a twill of lime zest. Both desserts are plated on a long wooden tray on top of a doily. After your lunch, drink and dessert, the bill comes out to ₡7,000 ($14). Leaving, you realize the café’s name is a play on cafeteria and Spanish words café, té, and ría (coffee, tea and laughs). Two out of three isn’t bad, and next time you must have the tea. Facebook Comments No related posts. Lindsay Fendt Lindsay Fendt Latte, Café. Té. Ría.’s adorable resident puppy.  Lindsay Fendt When you walk intoCafé. Té. Ría., just 50 meters east of the Casa Amarilla in San José’s Barrio Amón, you instantly feel at home.Rapping on the metal screen door, the waitress buzzes you into a cozy room with a songbird warbling in a cage in the corner and the occasional yap from Latte, the owner’s adorable West Highland Terrier puppy. Newspapers are in various stages of disarray on the small tables from previous guests.  Baked trout is one of the regularly featured daily lunch specials at Café. Té. Ría. Café. Té. Ría.’s key lime pie dessert. After walking by the tempting selection of cakes, cookies, mousses and more and making a mental note to yourself on which you will later order, you meet your friend by the window and take a seat in the small dining room. The tables are small with three chairs huddled around them. A low coffee table sits in front of a cozy love seat. Local artists’ works adorn the walls, and this afternoon, it’s photography from around the city.Sandwiches are available but you’ve come for the lunch special, the plato del dÍa, that attracts office workers and savvy tourists. Starting at ₡4,000 ($8), it’s well worth it. You choose the spinach and ricotta crepes and a glass of guanabana juice. Despite the selection of sweets on the way in, Café. Té. Ría. is an antidote to the Costa Rican sweet tooth. None of their fruit juices, or naturales, are sweetened with sugar. You sip the tart juice while you catch up with your friend and decide that maybe a little sugar wouldn’t hurt after all. The dining room window looks out on a relaxed street that connects the Parque Nacional with Parque Morazán, one of San José’s rare green corridors. People stroll by, and the loudest sound is the cry of a Jamaican selling mango slices up the street.  The crepes come out baked and rolled, almost like French enchiladas, accompanied by the house salad, lettuce, radicchio, goat cheese, almonds and olives, slightly dressed with olive oil. One forkful tells you you’ve made the right choice. The crepe is light and lightly crunchy at the edge from the oven. The filling is surprisingly light for a dish so heavy on the cheese, and the spinach and mushrooms add a meaty texture. Your friend orders the trout. Served lightly fried, the fish is seasoned simply to let its natural flavors shine. The trout has a unique pink color, similar to a variety of “salmon” trout raised in the hills of San Gerardo, southeast of San José. last_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “It’s paramount to have depth to keep guys fresh and attacking,” Arians said. “We want to be able to tap-out and put in a guy we trust. I like the rotation of guys we have right now, very multi-dimensional players and it’s a good group.”David Carter, Frostee Rucker, John Abraham and Matt Shaughnessy give the Cardinals strong depth on the defensive line.Abraham, the NFL’s active sacks leader, was signed last week to give the Cardinals a pass rushing option they have not had since Bertrand Berry.“He does it within the structure,” Arians stated on how much freelancing he will give Abraham. “He knows if I got this guy on the up and under, he is going to let his tackle know to contain and he is going to take his shot. “That is the beauty of veteran savvy.”The depth Arians has on the line gives the coach options to move players around and see what they can do in situations they are not familiar with.“A lot of it is experimentation,” Arians stated. “Right now you have to press guys out of their comfort zone to see what they can do.” – / 11 Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals defense will have a bunch of new faces in their starting lineup this season.There could be up to six new starters, five of whom weren’t even on the team last season. The one area of the defense where there is little change is on the defensive line.Calais Campbell, Dan Williams and Darnell Dockett all return to be the projected starters for the 2013 NFL season.Along with the ‘big three’ comes a line with a lot of depth of veterans players that has head coach Bruce Arians excited. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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