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Federal Liberals announce pay equity commissioner on eve of election call

first_imgOTTAWA — The Liberal government has announced Canada’s first-ever federal pay equity commissioner on the eve of the expected election call.Employment Minister Patty Hajdu says Karen Jensen will provide direction for the administration and enforcement of the new Pay Equity Act.A government release says Jensen is an experienced litigator who has represented clients in human rights, constitutional, administrative and labour law cases for more than 25 years.Hajdu says because the Act is not expected to come into force until 2020, Jensen will be appointed to the Canadian Human Rights Commission effective Oct. 16 to deal with the work required to establish the new pay equity division.She says Jensen’s term at the commission will end Sept. 30, 2020, or when the legislation comes into force.The bill introduced last October aims to ensure that women and men in federally regulated workplaces, including the federal private sector, the federal public service, Parliamentary workplaces, Prime Minister’s and ministers’ offices, receive equal pay for work of equal value.“Proactive pay equity isn’t just the right thing to do — it’s the smart thing to do, because when people are treated fairly and given an equal opportunity to succeed, we all win,” Hajdu said Tuesday night in a release.The government has said the Pay Equity Act will reduce the portion of the gender wage gap in federally regulated workplaces that is due to the undervaluation of work traditionally performed by women. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Time away from game is helping me now Pandya

first_imgMumbai: Star Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya believes his time away from the game, albeit owing to suspension handed over to him for his comments on a chat show, is helping him as he is in a good space right now. Pandya was handed over a brief suspension for the comments he made on Koffee With Karan last year. However, the Mumbai all-rounder has made a strong comeback and has been performing with both bat and ball in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. On Monday, he yet again showcased his power-hitting ability as his late cameo of 37 runs off 16 deliveries helped Mumbai Indians defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore by five wickets in their IPL encounter at the Wankhede. Speaking in the post-match presser, Pandya was asked about learning lessons from the enforced break to which he replied: “Nothing, it was okay. Everyone has a setback and I got to improve.” “It gave some time for my body and game. And the time I was out is helping me right now. I am in a good space and everything is coming together right,” he added. MI needed 22 runs from the last two overs, when RCB captain Virat Kohli handed the ball to Pawan Negi; Pandya was beaten first ball, but he then collected two sixes and two fours off the next four balls to settle the matter. The 25-year-old further played down his ability to hit the boundaries under pressure and winning games for his side. “I have been doing this for the past four years now. That’s my role for any team that I play for. I practice the same thing in nets. It’s all about handling situations and if you are smart enough then more often, you will get the result that you desire,” he said. Pandya, who has been included in the 15-member Indian squad for the forthcoming World Cup, believes it is important for him to keep hitting the ball and have the confidence going into the prestigious quadrennial event. “It’s always important to have the confidence because world cup is a big stage and it will be for the first time that I will be playing in it. I was out of the game for some time and it was important to keep hitting,” said Pandya. He also insisted he doesn’t want to experiment much and wants to stick to his basics, follow his instincts. “Cricket is the same whether it’s the World Cup or IPL. I have always followed my basics and that’s what has got success for me and I will keep backing myself that way,” he said.last_img read more

Western Sahara UN envoy meets with POLISARIO in bid to break impasse

Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s personal envoy on the issue, Peter van Walsum, held talks with the POLISARIO leadership and local elders in the Tindouf region of southern Algeria a day after discussions with King Mohammed VI of Morocco.The POLISARIO officials gave him a warm welcome and reiterated their confidence in the UN to enable the Saharawi people to exercise their right to self-determination without further delay, a UN spokesman said.Mr. van Walsum, a Dutch career diplomat who succeeded former envoy James A. Baker III in July and is on his first visit to the region, said there was consensus within the international community on the need to reach a solution to the Western Sahara issue as soon as possible.In his latest report to the Security Council in August, Mr. Annan said there had been no agreement on what could be done to overcome the deadlock over the peace plan, proposed in 2003 by Mr. Baker, which envisaged a period of transition during which there would be a division of responsibilities between Morocco and the POLISARIO before holding a referendum.The 14-year-old UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) has been monitoring a ceasefire between the two sides and seeking to organize a vote.Mr. van Walsum is also due to have talks with the leaders of Mauritania, which abandoned its claim to the territory on 1979, and Algeria. read more

Alberta strikes panel for recommendations on oil refining upgrading

by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 13, 2016 12:27 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 13, 2016 at 1:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Alberta strikes panel for recommendations on oil refining, upgrading EDMONTON – The Alberta government has struck a panel to advise it on the best way to upgrade its energy industry.Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd said Thursday the seven-member panel will do research, talk to stakeholders and the public, and report back in a year on initiatives such as upgrading and refining.“We’re going to have them look at all of those options,” said McCuaig-Boyd.“If there is going to be government policy or programs to help with this, we want to make sure we’re strategic.“We’ll defer to the committee on the best advice of what will bring investment.”Its co-chairs are Jeanette Patell with General Electric, and Gil McGowan, the president of the Alberta Federation of Labour.The panel has a budget of $150,000 and it’s not clear yet what its public engagement process will look like.Adding to and upgrading value for Alberta’s oil and gas resources has been a cornerstone policy of Premier Rachel Notley’s government.Wildrose energy critic Leela Sharon Aheer agreed attracting investors should be at the top of the panel’s agenda.But she said the current NDP policy, such as the looming broad-based carbon tax, is working at cross purposes.“We have to see how it’s going to attract investment. That should be at the top of that mandate,” she said.“But if you look at past (NDP) policy, it’s not intuitive that way.” read more

UN chief denounces terror attack on electoral commission HQ in Libyan capital

In a statement attributable to his spokesperson, the UN chief also extended his condolences to the families of the victims and sincere sympathy to the wounded.According to reports, at least 12 people were killed and seven wounded when terrorists attacked the High National Election Commission on Wednesday.In the statement, Mr. Guterres also underscored the UN’s commitment to the implementation of the Action Plan for Libya.The plan, which was endorsed by the Security Council last October, aims to bring about peace and stability in the country and end a protracted crisis that has caused immense suffering and contributed to instability beyond the Libya’s borders.Violence between rival groups has plagued the oil-rich North African nation since shortly after the 2011 overthrow of former leader Muammar Gaddafi, leading to a humanitarian and economic crisis.The Action Plan contains seven main priorities, beginning with reinvigorating an inclusive political process by building on recent positive developments. Other priorities include strengthening national security; supporting migrants; and securing predictable support for humanitarian assistance.The statement added that the UN Special Representative for Libya, Ghassan Salamé, is working very closely with all parties towards the plan’s full implementation. read more

What Pat Summitt Did For The Game Of Basketball

Embed Code FiveThirtyEight If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (June 28, 2016), we discuss legendary women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt, who died Tuesday. Kate Fagan describes what she meant to generations of young women desperate to play the sport. Then, The Wall Street Journal’s Chris Herring joins us to chat about the trade of Derrick Rose to the New York Knicks, and we wonder why the Knicks never seem to acquire quality talent. Finally, Chris sticks around to talk about this year’s NBA free agents and whether the Golden State Warriors would be set up for an 82-0 season if they got Kevin Durant. Plus, a significant digit on Buddy Ryan, the NFL defensive coordinator who helped lead the New York Jets and the Chicago Bears to Super Bowl titles. He died Tuesday at the age of 85.Links to what we discuss are here:Kate Fagan tells us what Pat Summitt meant to her and generations of women basketball players.Neil Paine dives into the numbers that show Summitt built the best women’s college basketball program of all time.Gary Smith’s 1998 profile of Summitt in Sports Illustrated looks at her through the eyes of a 16-year-old college basketball prospect.In 2012, Dave Zirin asked in The Nation: Are we brave enough to say goodbye to Pat Summitt?Chris Herring wonders how Derrick Rose will fit in with the Knicks.Chris also writes that the Knicks are setting their sights on Kevin Durant now that Rose is on board.But Matt Borcas at The Ringer thinks Durant will never go to the Knicks.Neil Paine thinks a Durant-led Thunder will be a better team without Serge Ibaka.The Washington Post’s Neil Greenberg agrees.Significant Digit: 72. That’s the number of sacks Buddy Ryan’s 1984 Bears put up — the most in a single NFL season. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed read more

Emma Gowing The sentence today means our world is a safer place

first_img“CATHERINE WAS BRUTALLY murdered. That is a fact,” Emma Gowing told waiting media outside Mold Crown Court in Wales earlier following the life sentence of Clive Sharp for murdering her sister in October.The Irish vet from Offaly was brutally raped, killed, dismembered and disposed of  by the 47-year-old. Her body has never been fully recovered.Emma said the life sentence handed down to Sharp “means that today our world is a slightly safer place. No other woman will be harmed by the man who murdered my sister. That is a good thing.”“Catherine conducted her life with love, compassion and integrity,” Emma continued. “Catherine was an exceptional woman, a wonderful daughter sister and friend.”“She was a beautiful light, she shone very brightly… Her light is gone from our mortal world. She now shines elsewhere.”According to Sky News, Mr Justice Griffith Williams told Sharp when passing sentence: “This is a horrific, cold hearted murder, carried out to gratify your perverted sexual desires.”BBC News reports that Justice Griffith-Williams added that he was “a very serious danger to women” and had previously been jailed twice for rape and sexual assaults.He must serve a minimum of 37 years in jail.Read: UPDATE: Man sentenced to life for the murder of Catherine Gowing >last_img read more

Antimatter Captured For First Time

first_imgScientists in Geneva, Switzerland claimed to have trapped antimatter for the first time this week. The international team at the CERN lab created an atom of anti-hydrogen, capturing it long enough to actually study the thing.“This field is 20 years old and has been making incremental progress toward exactly this all along the way,” Jeffrey Hangst, an American scientist and spokesman for the team told the press. “We really think that this was the most difficult step.”Antimatter, which was created during the Big Bang (along with all of the, you know, regular matter), has seemingly largely disappeared for the past several billion years or so. The scientists have yet to actually say how long they were able to hold onto the illusive anti-atom, but they assure us that they were “much, much longer than a tenth of a second.” His words:“Unfortunately I can’t tell you how long, because we haven’t published the number yet,” Hangst said. “But I can tell you that it’s much, much longer than a tenth of a second. Within human comprehension on a real clock.”“Much, much longer than a death of a second” is pretty good when you’re dealing with materials that are known to disappear instantly after being created.last_img read more

Apple employee complains on Facebook gets canned

first_imgYou may remember a recent case where a US judge ruled that an employer was in the wrong when it fired five employees for work-related posts they made on Facebook. If you thought that point of view would be universally accepted, you would be wrong. A UK government Employee Tribunal has shot down an appeal, and ruled that Apple was within their rights to fire a retail employee who complained about the company on Facebook.The Apple Store employee, known as Crisp, had posted some (unknown) “derogatory” comments on Facebook that related to Apple. One of his co-workers, who was a “friend” on Facebook, spotted the post and showed it to his manager (way to score some points there, buddy). Crisp was then fired for gross misconduct. He appealed his termination to the UK labor agency, insisting that his post was tagged as “private,” and therefore not violating Apple’s explicit policy of forbidding social media commentary or criticism of Apple products.The tribunal didn’t agree with Crisp’s appeal. They insisted that, though the post was marked “private,” it could have easily been copied and pasted, or otherwise distributed beyond his private social circle. It was noted that the comments would be especially damaging to Apple, as image is so important to their success.Was Apple in their rights to do this? Obviously the UK government thought so, and since Apple’s policy on this type of posting was (apparently) so clearly laid out ahead of time, he was clearly going against company policy. When you sign up at Apple, you are joining one of the most secretive businesses in the world. Despite their employees’ smiles and easy-going demeanor, the company is militant about the image that they project, all the way down to the tiniest details. One of Steve Jobs’ favorite mottos during the early days of the company was that “people do judge a book by its cover.” Crisp, in some infinitesimally minor way, put a blemish on that cover. Like it or not, anyone who is familiar with Apple shouldn’t be too surprised that they wouldn’t stand for this.Still, if the employee was really only among friends, this wouldn’t have been an issue. Of course some Apple employees are sure to occasionally complain about something at work to their significant others and close friends. They just don’t get fired for it, because it never gets back to Apple. While he’s looking for a new job, perhaps the biggest thing that Crisp will want to reconsider is just how good those “friends” are on Facebook.More at People Management, via ZDNetlast_img read more

Cars that were seized by gardaí destroyed in Louth warehouse blaze

first_img 38,661 Views PHOTOS: Garda Compound Fire, Dundalk Copyright @FireIreland 100 cars & building destroyed by fire. Fire crews from Dundalk, Dunlee, Ardee IA— Emergency Times (@emergencytimes) March 29, 2017 Mar 30th 2017, 11:35 AM A Garda spokesperson said that householders and motorists in the area were told to keep their windows shut for a time, due to potentially toxic fumes.Chief Fire Officer in Louth Eamon Woulfe, who spoke to reporters at the scene, said there were regular explosions in the early stages of the fire.There were up to 90 vehicles in the warehouse at the time, he said – and all were destroyed.“There’s literally nothing left,” he said.Roads in the area were closed last night, but have now reopened.The cause of the fire is being investigated.Read: Ivanka Trump taking on unpaid White House jobRead: ‘Extremely poor visibility’ hampering rescue efforts for Dublin-bound helicopter in Irish Sea Source: Emergency Times/Twitter Source: LMFM radio Updated at middayA NUMBER OF cars that were seized by gardaí were destroyed in a fire at a warehouse in Haggardstown, Co Louth last night.The facility where the blaze broke out is owned by a local towing company which has a contract to store cars seized by local officers.Emergency services were alerted to the fire at around 7.20pm last night and gardaí and fire units responded.No-one was injured in the blaze, but it burned out of control for several hours. 32 Comments center_img Cars that were seized by gardaí destroyed in Louth warehouse blaze Householders and motorists in the area were told to keep their windows shut for a time due to fumes. Thursday 30 Mar 2017, 11:35 AM Short URL Share103 Tweet Email3 By Daragh Brophy Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Healthy kids Multicultural Health Week

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram As obesity and diabetes is fast becoming a growing problem amongst many communities from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. The New South Wales Ministry of Health is looking at encouraging children of CALD backgrounds to lead a healthier lifestyle. To do that, NSW Health will be hosting 2012 Multicultural Health Week by celebrating healthy kids. On Monday 3 September, a light lunch will be served at Old Government House to celebrate healthy kids. They will be encouraged to eat more fruit and vegetables, to keep active, wash their hands and drink plenty of water. 2012 Multicultural Health Week will take place at Old Government House, Parramatta Park, NSW, on Monday 3 September. For more information contact Nidia Raya Martinez by emailing read more

Lindemuth takes step to attorney general confirmation

first_imgJahna Lindemuth was named Alaska’s attorney general by Gov. Bill Walker in June. She took a step closer to confirmation on Wednesday. (Photo by Graelyn Brashear, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)Alaska moved a step closer Wednesday (Feb. 22) to permanently filling the position of attorney general.Listen nowThe House Judiciary Committee forwarded Jahna Lindemuth to a joint session of the Legislature to be confirmed.She’s been the attorney general since Craig Richards resigned in June.Before Gov. Bill Walker named Lindemuth to her position, she was a partner with the law firm Dorsey & Whitney.Wasilla Republican Rep. David Eastman objected to advancing Lindemuth’s nomination. He said her answers showed too much deference to the state Supreme Court. Eastman said the court has overstepped its responsibilities on some issues.last_img read more

Only proliberation parties should be allowed to join polls Minister

first_imgCultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor speaks at a seminar on `Genocide, grave of mass killing and genocide survey` in the capital on Friday. Photo: PIDCultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor said on Friday only the parties that believe in the liberation war and the country’s independence should be allowed to join polls.”Only those parties that believe in the liberation war should be allowed to participate in elections. After 47 years of independence, the anti-liberation forces shouldn’t have the right to speak about polls, let alone taking part in polls and coming to power,” Noor observed, according to UNB news agency.Earlier on Tuesday, Bangladesh Awami League (AL) president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina urged all to remain alert so that what she said the anti-liberation elements can never come to power.Ruling AL often brands its arch enemy Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), its key ally Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and their allies as “anti-liberation parties”.The cultural affairs minister, Asaduzzaman Noor, made the observation while inaugurating a daylong seminar on ‘Genocide, grave of mass killing and genocide survey’ organised by Centre for Research on Genocide and Liberation War at Bangla Academy’s poet Shamsur Rahman Seminar Room.Mentioning that the Liberation War and its history are inseparable part of the cultural practice, he regretted, “We couldn’t attain the international recognition of the genocide of 1971 which is very sad.”On the other hand, oppression and torture of Rohingyas have received international recognition, Noor said, adding, “But the genocide of 1971 was severer and more horrific. The horrible picture of the genocide should be conveyed not only to the whole world but also to the new generation in details.””The brutality and barbarity of the 1971 massacre are not to be concealed. The torture and rape of women should not be viewed as a shameful act. Instead, the victims should be given the opportunity to speak up about their bravery, torture and sufferings making those public,” he said.last_img

As Early Voting Ends Reports Of Misinformation Persists At Harris County Polls

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X X 00:00 /00:31 Listen 00:00 /05:47 X Laurie JohnsonVoters stand in line to cast a ballot at an early voting location in Humble on November 4.As early voting ends on Friday, people are still sharing reports about misinformation at the polls.Houston Public Media has received emails and phone calls about poll workers in Harris County who are not giving out the correct information about what form of IDs are accepted to vote.Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016News 88-7’s Laurie Johnson visited an early voting site in Kingwood and documented this poll worker making an announcement to people standing in line. You can hear it below: 00:00 /00:05 “They should be saying more than that, but we did add some… what I call temporary employees for these last few days of early voting,” says Stanart. “And even though we’ve trained all of our judges, we repeatedly sent messages out there; it’s possible one of the temporary employees we sent out there to handle all the crowds they were going to expect today, didn’t get the right message, so my regrets.”Stanart says he plans to call the precinct judges at that location and remind them to have poll workers provide more complete information.Poll workers are supposed to tell voters that they should have their photo ID ready, but if they do not have a photo ID there are other alternative forms of identification they can use.Early voting ends at 7 p.m. on November 4.Election Day is on November 8. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen “Just have your photo ID’s out and ready. It’ll speed up the process.”In the 40 minutes spent at this location, Laurie Johnson heard the poll worker give out these instructions several times.Only once during that period of time did she say anyone without a photo ID should come talk to her.The recording was played for Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart. His response: 00:00 /00:06 “Anybody need to change your address? Just have your photo ID’s out and ready. Thank you.”And again several minutes later… Share X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: last_img read more

Louisville Football SingleGame Football Tickets on Sale

first_imgFans can purchase in person at the Cardinal Stadium ticket office or online through ( Purchase Single-Game Tickets The Cardinals also take on the defending national champions for the third straight season when Clemson comes to town on Oct. 19. Other theme game highlights include Heroes Day on Sept. 7 versus Eastern Kentucky and the Homecoming contest versus Virginia on Oct. 26. Story Links Tickets start as low as $15 for select games and groups of 20+ are eligible for discount seats for most matchups. Affordable three-game mini-plans are also available to get the best deal for the biggest games. In addition to tickets going on sale, the Cardinals will host Fan Fest on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Bronze Lot at Cardinal Stadium. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Single-game tickets for the six University of Louisville football home games are on-sale. The Cardinals have two top-10 matchups on their 2019 slate beginning with the season opener on Sept. 2 versus No. 9 Notre Dame. The iconic program makes its first appearance to Cardinal Stadium and will be televised by ESPN at 8 p.m. UofL head coach Scott Satterfield and the team will sign autographs from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. while fans will also have the opportunity to hear from fall sports coaches and student-athletes. Food, drink, family activities, and inflatables also will be located throughout the area. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

PROUD Experiences returns to New York City

first_imgThis year’s event grew by 60% from its first edition in London in June 2018; and organisers predict this number is set to rise again for the third edition in 2020. Event Director Simon Mayle commented:“If the LGBTQ+ travel market was a country, it would be the fourth biggest economy in the world, and with an increase of people identifying on the LGBTQ+ spectrum – from 8% of Baby Boomers to 31% of Centennials – along with the coming of age of Millennials, this next decade is set for strong growth again. We are looking forward to returning to New York City from 22 to 24 June 2020 and are delighted to once again be working alongside NYC & Company and 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge to deliver another fantastic event next year.”“We have been honored to collaborate with Reed Travel Exhibitions to host PROUD Experiences 2019 in New York City during such a monumental year for the LGBTQ+ community,” said Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company. “We are honored to again be the Host City for PROUD Experiences in 2020, and look forward to cultivating this extraordinary partnership.”Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Guam Visitors Bureau goes LGBT with IGLTA at the Annual Global Convention in TorontoMalta Tourism Authority a sponsor of Proud Experiences ConferenceFITUR GAY (LGBT) consolidates its presence at FITUR 2018More articles on eTurboNews click here Over 90 international exhibiting companies and 90 buyers from 31 countries are currently attending PROUD Experiences 2019, celebrating an industry valued at US$218 billion in 2018 alone – according to consultancy firm Out Now. This year’s event takes place during the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in NYC. PROUD Experiences will return to New York City for the second consecutive year in 2020. The announcement was made at today’s Opening Gathering of PROUD Experiences 2019 – taking place this week 18 – 20 June at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, which will again host next year’s edition.Reed Travel Exhibitions’ groundbreaking b2b travel and lifestyle event for premium and luxury travel suppliers and buyers – targeting the LGBTQ+ global community – sold out its exhibition space for this second edition more than 3 months ago. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

Body of tourist Carla Stefaniak identified suspect detained

first_imgThe Director General of the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ), Walter Espinoza, said Tuesday that “all data that we have compiled” indicates the body they found is that of Carla Stefaniak, a tourist who had been visiting Costa Rica from the United States.Stefaniak’s father confirmed the identity of the body late Tuesday night.“Carla’s father confirmed that the body belongs to Carla,” the family wrote on Facebook. “It’s now official.”OIJ found the body Monday afternoon near the Airbnb property where Stefaniak had been staying when she went missing Nov. 27 in San Antonio of Escazú, San José.An autopsy revealed Stefaniak had died of stab wounds to the neck and extremities, in addition to a strong blow to the head.One of the security guards working at the property has been detained as a suspect, Espinoza said. The suspect, who has a surname Espinoza Martinez, is a 32-year-old Nicaraguan immigrant who has been in Costa Rica since June. He had an “irregular” immigration record, according to the OIJ Director, who cited immigration reports they had received.OIJ said the investigation remains ongoing, and the family pledged to “continue asking questions” about the circumstances regarding Stefaniak’s death.“This is a complex case, and it’s a difficult case,” Espinoza said. “The resolution of this case is very important for the country, for the victim’s family, and for society as a whole.”According to Stefaniak’s friends, she had messaged Tuesday evening that it was raining heavily and that the power had gone out. “It’s pretty sketchy here,” Stefaniak reportedly sent, before all communication ceased. The property in which Carla Stefaniak, a tourist from the United States, was renting an apartment through Airbnb. Duncan Anderson / The Tico TimesStefaniak missed her flight out of the country the next day, prompting alarm from friends and family who flew to Costa Rica to assist with the search. In addition to the OIJ, the U.S. Embassy and FBI were also alerted.“Words cannot express the devastation within her family and friends,” Stefaniak’s family wrote. “We want the world to know that we will never forget Carla. We will never forget the joy she brought into our lives, how much she made us laugh.“We will always be with her and we know she will always be with us. May god bless her soul.”  Related posts:Costa Rica pushes greater regional cooperation on Cuban, African migration Dispatch from the border: Migrants have shelter but little else President Solís: ‘If you want to get through a border, you’ll be able to sooner or later’ The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Jan. 14, 2019 The property in which Carla Stefaniak, a tourist from the United States, was renting an apartment through Airbnb. Duncan Anderson / The Tico TimesLess than a month ago, police in San Antonio of Escazú found the dismembered body of 28-year-old local Stephannye Paola Castro Mora. The OIJ has not named a suspect in the Costa Rican’s death.Stefaniak’s disappearance also comes weeks after Costa Rica’s Tourism Board launched a campaign for tourist safety.This story was updated on Dec. 5 at 7:30 a.m. with the family’s confirmation of the body’s identity. Thanks for reading The Tico Times. We strive to keep you up to date about everything that’s been happening in Costa Rica. We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we need your help. The Tico Times is partly funded by you and every little bit helps. If all our readers chipped in a buck a month we’d be set for years. Support the Tico Times Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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