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US men’s national soccer team will not meet in October due to COVID-19

U.S. Soccer announced that the men’s national team will not play any international matches during the upcoming FIFA window in October due to COVID-19. The U.S. hasn’t been in action since defeating Costa Rica 1-0 on Feb. 1 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson. The scheduled March friendlies against the Netherlands and Wales were postponed, along with the CONCACAF Nations League Final Four in June and the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying in September. “Both players and staff are dis...
Tags: Wales, US, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Netherlands, Fifa, FIFA World Cup, Costa Rica, Feb, National Team, Gregg Berhalter, Dignity Health Sports Park, Coronavirus

Coffee giant Nespresso commits to making all products carbon neutral by 2022

Nespresso CEO Guillaume Le Cunff said business leaders "can't wait" any longer to address climate change. Emmanuel Nguyen Ngoc By 2022, every cup of coffee and espresso drink Nespresso produces (including at-home pods) will be carbon neutral, the company told Business Insider.  Nespresso CEO Guillaume Le Cunff said addressing climate change is imperative for success and is calling on other leaders to take a bolder stance on climate change.  To meet its ambitious goal, Nes...
Tags: Apple, Google, US, Trends, European Union, Costa Rica, Business Insider, Nespresso, Guillaume Le Cunff, Juancho Torres Anadolu Agency, Marguerite Ward, Emmanuel Nguyen Ngoc, Business Insider Nespresso, Le Cunff, Getty Images Nespresso, Colombia Guatemala Ethiopia

Jefa is a challenger bank for women without a bank account

Meet Jefa, a startup that is building a challenger bank specifically designed for women in Latin America. The company is building a product that focuses on solving the problems that women face when opening a bank account and managing it. It is participating in the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt. “There are 1.4 billion people in the world without a bank account. Out of those 1.4 billion, nearly 1.3 billion are women,” founder and CEO Emma Smith told me. In many ways, bank accounts have...
Tags: Startups, Europe, Finance, Tech, Guatemala, Smith, Costa Rica, Central America, Fintech, Latin America, Battlefield, Challenger Bank, Startup Battlefield, Emma Smith, Neobank, Disrupt 2020

Frumpy Middle-aged Mom: Looking for inner peace while still being lazy

So, apparently I need to stay calm. I know this because my son tells me all the time. As in “Calm down, Mom!” whenever he’s doing something I consider highly inappropriate like walking around my front yard shirtless, wearing only basketball shorts. He looks like a parolee when he does this, because he’s all tatted up and has visible muscle groups like people do when they get out of prison. Call me crazy, but I do not find this respectable. I don’t know why my 23-year-old son has to walk around o...
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My Favorite Gear for Travelers

Posted: 9/10/20 | September 10th, 2020 What do you take on your trip? What do you need? As long time readers know, I’m a fan of packing light. I don’t think you really need much when you travel. As a backpacker, I want to make sure everything I own fits into one bag. I often think people bring too much stuff when they travel. I went to Costa Rica on my first trip overseas and I took with me the entire suggested packing list my tour company gave customers. I carried around so much stuff I never...
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My 8 Favorite Hostels in San José, Costa Rica

Posted: 7/27/20 | July 27th, 2020 Costa Rica was the very first place I ever visited, kick-staring a journey that would eventually take me around the world and launch my career as a travel writer. Since that first trip, I’ve returned a few times, lured in by the friendly people, cloud forests, wildlife, and excellent beaches. San José is the starting point for most visitors in the country, owing to the fact that it’s the nation’s capital and a major international hub. Chances are you’ll be her...
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Inflatable Paddleboarding and 7 Other Water Sports to Try While Traveling

Traveling is all about new experiences, adventure, and leaving stress from daily life behind. That’s why if you ever travel to a natural attraction and are feeling like trying something new you should consider one of the following water sports. they are the perfect way to take full advantage of rivers, beaches, or lakes near you. For some, you don’t even need travel guides, just equipment rental. I know that summer is almost gone but the countries near the equator offer warm climates combined wi...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Florida, Pacific, Costa Rica, Central America, Caribbean, Guatemala El Salvador

10 Countries With Digital Nomad & Remote Work Visas

Working Abroad on a Digital Nomad Visa Nomadic Living Want to live & work from a Caribbean island or a historic European city? Special international visas for digital nomads and remote workers are finally here! Traveling the world while working online from your laptop has been a dream for millions of self-proclaimed digital nomads — including me. However working from foreign countries while traveling on a tourist visa is technically illegal in most places. Tourist visas also usually expire...
Tags: Germany, Remote Work, Georgia, Eu, Spain, Fbi, Czech Republic, Croatia, Norway, Estonia, Visas, Costa Rica, Caribbean, Digital Nomads, Bermuda, Digital Nomad

Rent a Resort or Go for a Hotel Buyout

In these times of social distancing on vacation and limiting contact with strangers, the once-elite idea to rent a resort for your group or book an entire hotel is looking a lot more practical. Hotel buyouts for weddings have long been popular, especially for destination weddings abroad. There's a strong appeal to having the entire staff working just for your own private group, without any unrelated strangers in the mix. Now there's extra incentive though to limit your family's contact with st...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Wealth, Colombia, Liberia, San Jose, Resorts, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Prices, Panama, Galapagos Islands, Latin America, Travel Industry, Belize

2 women drop sex abuse case against Costa Rica ex-president

Two women who had lodged sexual abuse complaints against Nobel Peace Prize laureate and two-time Costa Rican President Oscar Arias have withdrawn those complaints. The decision to drop the complaints means that a court could drop the charges, given that it appears prosecutors have no other evidence to rely on in the case. Rafael Rodríguez, a lawyer for former Miss Costa Rica Yasmín Morales, who filed one of the complaints, said he could not comment on the decision to drop it.
Tags: News, Costa Rica, Rafael Rodriguez, Oscar Arias, Costa Rica Yasmín Morales

Unemployment diary: I'm a 55-year-old entrepreneur in Nebraska who's been out of work since March

Marty Svoboda. Courtesy of Marty Svoboda; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider The Unemployed States of America takes readers deep inside the decimated American workforce. Marty Svoboda is a 55-year-old entrepreneur based in Adams, Nebraska.  When the pandemic hit, Svoboda's role as a marketer and event planner at his nephew's company was no longer needed, as business priorities shifted and the nature of group events changed. He and his wife have been coping with the stress and anxiety by gardeni...
Tags: America, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Unemployment, Nebraska, Costa Rica, Nordic, Nicholas, Svoboda, Magis, Unemployment Benefits, Adams Nebraska, Coronavirus, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019

Costa Rica is Open to (Some) Americans. Here's What You Need to Know

Shutdowns. Border closings. Fourteen-day quarantines. From the start of the pandemic, restrictions threw travel plans, lives, and industries into chaos. The world then tried to reopen as the COVID-19 numbers dropped. Hoping to salvage some of the tourist season, Europe, for instance, reopened to Europeans and those from select countries. Citizens in the “land of the free,” however, have largely found themselves ironically locked in U.S. borders, due to a continuing high number of cases and incon...
Tags: Europe, New York, News, Washington, Virginia, European Union, Turkey, Unesco, Canada, Pennsylvania, United Kingdom, World Health Organization, Costa Rica, Citizens, Segura, Papagayo

Experience pura vida – Costa Rica is open

Costa Rica is one of the world’s great destinations – it has so much to offer, from volcanoes to rainforest, wildlife to snorkeling, whitewater rafting to zip lining, and the finest eco-luxury accommodation to relax in. Like many parts of the world, Costa Rica closed its borders to visitors, but the good news is that […] The post Experience pura vida – Costa Rica is open appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Costa Rica, Central America, Regions

Costa Rica Now Accepting Americans From Select States With Negative COVID-19 Test

Starting today, tourists who are residents of Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Maine, Maryland, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington DC can enter Costa Rica with a negative COVID-19 PCR taken within 72 hours before departure from the US. You will not have to quarantine in Costa Rica. On September 15th, Colorado, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania […]
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Colombia says it captured a narco sub carrying a ton of cocaine for Mexico's rising Jalisco cartel

A suspected drug-running vessel stopped by Colombian authorities, August 24, 2020. Colombian navy Colombian authorities intercepted a "narco sub" of the country's southwest coast, officials said Monday.The vessel was carrying a metric ton of cocaine and was heading for Mexico, the home turf of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, to which the submersible belonged, officials said.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Colombian anti-drug police have seized a semi-submersible narco-...
Tags: Mexico, Africa, US, Trends, Drug Trafficking, Cocaine, Colombia, United States, Peru, Costa Rica, Central America, Drug Smuggling, Bogota, Narco Sub, Atlantic Ocean, Jalisco

Costa Rica reopens to US tourists, but only from six states

Costa Rica is joining the small list of countries opening to tourism from the United States -- but with some serious caveats.
Tags: US, Cnn, United States, Costa Rica

US Soccer Releases 2022 World Cup Qualifying Schedule

The U.S. Men’s National Team will begin its road to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in June 2021 away to an undetermined opponent. We have been developing this group for more than a year to get ready for World Cup Qualifying, and now we know the path ahead,” USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter said. “This campaign presents some unique challenges, so the message is to be prepared for the unexpected and control what we can control. One thing is certain: this group of players is hungry for the challenge.” Wit...
Tags: Usa, News, Mexico, US, Sport, Soccer, World Cup, FIFA World Cup, Jamaica, Honduras, Major League Soccer, Tickets, Costa Rica, USMNT, Gregg Berhalter, Berhalter

Day of the Dogs, Part 2 – Spiniflex Rubirosa

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. This is chapter 2 in a multi-chapter novella.  Chapters:  Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 A Kid Doing Yoga or Something “You could meditate in the shadow of Mount Fuji, but you would still be you.” – Sensei Alan AFTER GRADUATION OMAR TOSSED HIS GOWN INTO THE DUMPSTER in the school parking lot and went walking through the streets of the city, still wearing his school uniform of navy pants and white shirt, along with a pair ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Japan, Featured, Fiction, Religion, Culture, Santiago, Alan, Ruby, Santa Clara, Pacific, Costa Rica, Panama, Panama City, Black Panther

PSG’s Navas out of Leipzig Champions League semi-final

Lisbon (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Keylor Navas has been ruled out their Champions League semi-final with Leipzig, the French side said on Sunday. Costa Rica’s Navas left the field in the dramatic last-eight win... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Costa Rica, Psg, Keylor Navas, Leipzig, Afp, Navas, Leipzig Champions League, Lisbon AFP Paris Saint Germain

An Unusual Meteorite, More Valuable Than Gold, May Hold Life's Building Blocks

Slashdot reader sciencehabit tells the strange story of a 4.5-billion-year-old meteor from "the cold void beyond Jupiter" that sent "blazing fireballs and rocks raining down on farms and fields." On 23 April 2019, a space rock the size of a washing machine broke up in the skies over Aguas Zarcas, a village carved out of Costa Rica's rainforest. The falling fragments, which crashed through roofs and doghouses, set off a frenzy of hunting — for this rare meteorite soon became more valuable than g...
Tags: Tech, Jupiter, Costa Rica, Aguas Zarcas

'They just pull up everything!' Chinese fleet raises fears for Galápagos sea life

A vast fishing armada off Ecuador’s biodiverse Pacific islands has stirred alarm over ‘indiscriminate’ fishing practicesJonathan Green had been tracking a whale shark named Hope across the eastern Pacific for 280 days when the satellite transmissions from a GPS tag on her dorsal fin abruptly stopped.It was not unusual for the GPS signal to go silent, even for weeks at a time, said Green, a scientist who has been studying the world’s largest fish for three decades in the unique marine ecosystem a...
Tags: Hope, News, China, Green, Colombia, Unesco, South America, Ecuador, Sevilla, Pacific, Costa Rica, Panama, Galapagos Islands, Galapagos, Quito, Wray

RIO PRODUCTS - Celebrating 30 Years & SlickCast Fly Line Giveaway

There are only a couple of players in the manufacturing of "Made in USA" fly lines and it should certainly celebrated (especially during these uncertain times) that RIO Products recently blew the candles out on their anniversary cake with thirty-years in the business.I have my hands on a lot of different fly lines and it's always interesting how various tapers will cast so differently on the same fly rod making the same casts. I often tell anglers who email about not liking a certain glass fly r...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Fishing, Costa Rica, Rio, Jim, Idaho Falls, Kitty, Blackfoot, Redington, Cameron Mortenson, Rio Products, Simon Gawesworth, Elite Technical Trout, Jim Kitty Vincent, Rio Colorado

Costa Rica to begin staggered reopening as July coronavirus cases jump

The Costa Rican government will begin an economic reopening on Saturday in a bid to reverse a sharp coronavirus-induced slowdown, the president said on Wednesday, even though the official tally shows the COVID-19 caseload continuing to rise. President Carlos Alvarado offered a plan for a staggered reopening of the Central American country's economy, which has been battered by the global pandemic since March. The government will allow businesses and restaurants to reopen during the first nine d...
Tags: News, Costa Rica, Alvarado, Carlos Alvarado

Island Glam Costa Rica Wedding with a Barefoot Bride

Just call us green with envy over this island glam Costa Rica wedding with a barefoot bride. Ruffled member, Four Nineteen Weddings, approached the chic design aesthetic with a sense of vogue and a perfect blend of boldness from the glossy black furniture to the waxy green botanics from Stylos & Flores. Isn’t this the… Island Glam Costa Rica Wedding with a Barefoot Bride - Ruffled
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Hear the Sound Of Endangered Birds Get Turned Into Electronic Music

Bird-watching is having a moment, thanks to the pandemic. As non-essential workers adjusted to spending more time at home, their ears adjusted to the increasingly non-foreign sound of birdsong outside their windows. Those sweet tweets are no doubt largely responsible for the record breaking turnout at this year’s Global Big Day, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's annual birding event, held earlier this spring. 50,000 participants logged 2.1 million individual observations, and 6,479 sp...
Tags: Travel, Google, Music, Biology, College, Mexico, America, Nature, Current Affairs, South America, Jordan, Guatemala, Gizmodo, Costa Rica, Caribbean, Cornell

This country regrew its lost forest. Can the world learn from it?

Costa Rica is the first tropical country to have stopped -- and reversed -- deforestation.
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Why some anti-corruption campaigns make people more likely to pay a bribe

The reason may be that the messages reinforce popular perceptions that corruption is pervasive and insurmountable. In doing so, they encourage apathy and acceptance rather than inspire activism The post Why some anti-corruption campaigns make people more likely to pay a bribe appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Taxes, Indonesia, Nigeria, Africa, Bribery, Papua New Guinea, Costa Rica, Lagos, Openaccess, Anti Corruption

Coronavirus live news: France tells citizens to avoid Catalonia; Norway to quarantine travellers from Spain again

Spanish officials warn country could be experiencing second wave already; Bolsonaro ignores distancing despite positive test; Belgian halts lockdown easingEurope warns of need for vigilance as Covid-19 cases rise sharply‘A wicked enemy’: how Australia’s success story unravelledUS cases pass 4m Covid-19 cases as states dial back reopeningTrump cancels Republican national convention events in FloridaUK coronavirus updates – live 6.23pm BST The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
Tags: Science, Australia, Cdc, France, US, Spain, Catalonia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Norway, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC

United States: Costa Rica – Extension Of Closure Of Migration Office - Fakhoury Global Immigration

The closure of the Migration Offices has been extended until September 18, 2020.
Tags: News, United States, Costa Rica, Migration Office Fakhoury Global Immigration

Gollo: The magic of cinema

Gollo, the biggest retail chain in Costa Rica needs to sell the stock of Sony's new sound bars. So we created a series of fun radio commercials with the most recognized movie intros.
Tags: Advertising, Sony, Costa Rica