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Honduras, Panama Eye Crucial WCQ Wins
Honduras, Panama Eye Crucial WCQ Wins
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Uncharted PlaySOCCKET shining light on a student doing his homework. Nov. 12 - 13, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Jessica Matthews is bringing clean energy to the world, one sport at a time. Matthews is the founder of Uncha...
Uncharted PlaySOCCKET shining light on a student doing his homework. Nov. 12 - 13, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Jessica Matthews is bringing clean energy to the world, one sport at a time. Matthews is the founder of Uncharted Play, a startup making sports equipment that generates energy as you play. “We are organized around one simple mission — to inspire people around the world to lead playful lives and foster their well-being,” Matthews said in an interview with VentureBeat. “Life brings up all these distractions and it is the job of businesses to design products that make it easier for people to do good. Recycling is annoying, and a solar panel won’t inspire kids to take something apart and put it back together. What we do is put utility into the most loved sport around the world.” Uncharted Play’s first product is the SOCCKET, an energy-harnessing soccer ball. A pendulum-like mechanism in the ball captures kinetic energy and stores it in the ball for later use as an off-the-grid power source. 30 minutes of play can power a simple LED lamp for three-hours. Millions of people in the developing world lack access to clean, safe, and affordable electricity. Power is unreliable and often comes from dangerous sources, like diesel generators or kerosene lamps. Matthews’ family is from Nigeria. On a visit in 2008, she saw how expensive power was, and how many families struggled to afford their utility needs. Lack of light makes it extremely difficult for students to do their homework or families to finish chores at night. At the same time, the kids love playing soccer — they play at home, at school, in the streets, alone, with friends, in the morning, in the afternoon, and anytime and anywhere in between. Matthews wondered if there was a way to harness that joyful energy into actual energy. “Parents want their kids to play, and this is even more important in the developing world, in cultures where people are all about being jovial and loving life, while recognizing that things aren’t great,” Matthews said. “We give them a win-win-win that not only addresses an issue, but inspires them to think and discuss. And the kids get to play more.” Matthews was an undergrad at Harvard at the time. She and cofounder Julia Silverman built the prototype of SOCCKET as part of a class project. They realized the opportunity was much greater and founded Uncharted Play in 2011 in New York City. SOCCKET weighs 17 oz, which is only 1 oz more than a normal soccer ball. It is airless, “deflation-proof,” and has a water resistant shell. It has a 6 watt output, which is capable of powering an LED lamp for more than 72 hours. It also has an adapter to charge an iPhone. So far the product has been tested in South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nigeria, Tanzania, and a few places around the U.S.. Matthews aims to spread Uncharted Play products around the world, and is brimming with ideas for the future. The soccer ball is the first product and the jumprope is “almost ready.” The jumprope will hold 4 times as much power as the SOCCKET, and 15 minutes of jumping can provide 6 hours of LED light. Uncharted Play is also working on an American football and a skateboard. It is a for-profit company, and works with corporate sponsors and partners such as Western Union to make money. Uncharted Play also works with NGOs to manage distribution on the ground in developing countries, where the products are free. Matthews is a strong believer in for-profit social enterprises, and thinks some day all companies will become social enterprises and impact companies. “To create the best products, you have to be part of economy,” she said. “It forces you to make changes that make people want to buy your products. The only way to have a sustainable company is to have real and honest respect for your customers, thi
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Comprised of 100% Nicaraguan tobaccos, Pura Soul is Handmade at Christian Eiroa’s Fabricas Unidas’ Aladino factory in Honduras . Conceived by longtime Camacho Cigar representative and national sales manager Robert Wright, the...
Comprised of 100% Nicaraguan tobaccos, Pura Soul is Handmade at Christian Eiroa’s Fabricas Unidas’ Aladino factory in Honduras . Conceived by longtime Camacho Cigar representative and national sales manager Robert Wright, these new smokes were blended to reflect Wright’s passion for cigars, and also his 40 years of experience as a jazz musician. In an interview with BestCigarPrices at this year’s trade show (watch here), Wright explained his idea of pairing a good cigar with the right music to add a new dimension to the cigar experience. It was with this innovative sentiment in mind that I set out today to sample the Pura Soul 52×7 Perfecto in today’s review. This was an impressive looking stick with a really nice weight and feel in the hand. It was a flawlessly constructed perfecto decked out in a silky brown wrapper with thin veins throughout. Pre-light draws gave off a sweet and woody taste. The cigar lit up to a smooth combination of dried fruit sweetness, a little bit of citrus, and white pepper over a cedar base. The draw was initially pretty firm but loosened up nicely pretty quickly. A bit further in some sweet, sweet cocoa drizzled in, adding the perfect touch to this already tasty, layered profile. The second third introduced a new buttery smoothness. The strength was on the high side of medium at this point, and each puff carried a lively bit of spice and left my palate with a lingering tobacco sweetness. At just about the half-way mark a heavy creaminess appeared, along with notes of nuts and some leather. The final third was more straight-forward than the previous two in terms of flavor. This was straight up rich and sweet tobacco with waves of cream coming through every now and then for added balance. This stayed consistent as I slowly and happily burned my way down to the nub. A well thought-out blend and high quality construction make the Pura Soul a winner. This was a cigar that really showcases the nuances and subtleties that can be achieved through working with great Nicaraguan tobaccos. As extravagant as it may sound, the jazz comparison is actually quite easy to make. This stick was smooth and complex with an array of interesting flavors that tell a story, much like a good jazz number. I give the Pura Soul an A+. This is a brand that has not seen a tremendous amount of PR hype at this point, but don’t let that stop you from checking them out, as you would be missing out on one of the best new smokes of the year. Related Posts:BCP Attends 2013 Annual Cigar Trade ShowCigar Review – Cult Profile RobustoCigar Review: Montecristo MonteCigar Review – Edgar Hoill OSOK CallejeroCigar Review – Asylum Straight Jacket 50×5
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Waterproof Full Color 5 x 7 CARDS AVAILABLE: Pacific Coast Hawaii Caribbean Florida Cozumel Belize and Honduras Cayman Islands FULL MANUFACTURER´S WARRANTY Please note that this product is USED and limited to quantity on hand and limite...
Waterproof Full Color 5 x 7 CARDS AVAILABLE: Pacific Coast Hawaii Caribbean Florida Cozumel Belize and Honduras Cayman Islands FULL MANUFACTURER´S WARRANTY Please note that this product is USED and limited to quantity on hand and limited to specific sizes/colors. No rain checks or back orders. See website for details. This gear has been inspected by our certified Scuba Instructors and has been found to be Like New, and all packaging is included. Gear is for sale AS IS, but may be returned to us by prepaid postage for a 75% credit towards the purchase of any new item(s) of your choice within 30 days of purchase.
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Using a carefully selected blend of tobaccos, Rogue is a bold, box-pressed cigar with a pronounced complexity and richness on the finish, beautifully constructed with an un-finished foot. The blend features a golden Ecuadorian, Habano wr...
Using a carefully selected blend of tobaccos, Rogue is a bold, box-pressed cigar with a pronounced complexity and richness on the finish, beautifully constructed with an un-finished foot. The blend features a golden Ecuadorian, Habano wrapper, combining a rare Ecuadorian binder with a specially chosen blend of 3-year aged ligero’s from Nicaragua, Honduras and Dominican Republic. This full-flavored cigar has complex tasting notes of spice; rich tobacco and roasted chestnuts that make this blend the optimum cigar for indulgence. Rogue is available in 20-count wooden boxes and the following vitolas: 51/2 x 46 Rascal, 5 x 52 Tyrant, 6 x 54 Ruthless, 6 x 60 Bamboozle and 6 x 66 Armageddon. MSRP: $5.99-$11.99 CigarStash.com - the ultimate cigars shopping tool! Post from CigarInspector.comCigar Release: Gurkha The Rogue
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I tell Werner Herzog jokes at parties. David Attenborough makes me swoon. I’m such a documentary nerd, I’ve gone places because of them. These 10 travel docs may compel you to do the same. 1. Baraka Locations: 25 countries on 6 contine...
I tell Werner Herzog jokes at parties. David Attenborough makes me swoon. I’m such a documentary nerd, I’ve gone places because of them. These 10 travel docs may compel you to do the same. 1. Baraka Locations: 25 countries on 6 continents including heavyweight sights like the Galapagos Islands, Angkor Wat, Jerusalem’s Western Wall, and St. Peter’s Basilica Inspiring because: From the opening scene in which you can almost touch the steamed, matted fur on Japanese snow monkeys in their alpine bath, Baraka gives you a front-row seat to our planet’s diverse happenings. The chill of Auschwitz’s rusted chambers is palpable, as is the warmth of breaking dawn on a lone street sweeper in Durbar Square, Nepal. There’s no narrative, only a swelling, reverent score, leaving the viewer to add her own commentary. If you’re anything like me, it may go something like… “Damnit, there are too many places I haven’t been and if I die without seeing them, I’m gonna be pissed. That’s it, I’m quitting my job.” 2. Blindsight Location: Tibet Inspiring because: The story of six blind Tibetan kids climbing Everest is a unique entry point into the best and worst of a fascinating region. Like many, I’ve always put Tibet on a pedestal — easy to do when a country is positioned as both underdog (a victim of Chinese imperialism) and moral authority (birthplace of the Dalai Lama). But Tibet has flaws like anywhere else — for instance, its shocking treatment of blind people. Openly mocked in the streets, chained to beds in dark rooms, their predicament had me weeping in the film’s first five minutes. In the end, though, the spirit and humor of the young mountain climbers and the beauty of the Himalayas deepened my interest in Tibet. Plus real-life travel heroes Sabriye Tenberken and Erik Weihenmayer — she founded Tibet’s first school for the blind, he’s the only blind man to climb Everest — will inspire even the most complacent of armchair travelers. 3. The Endless Summer Locations: Southern California, Western and South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Hawaii Inspiring because: Widely touted as the original “surf trip,” this 1966 classic has moved many a dude (and dudette) to drop everything for Bali or Byron Bay. The concept is simple — two surfers chase summer across the globe in search of the perfect wave. But the resulting adventure is full of touching encounters. Like the driver who’s so chuffed to have visitors, he insists on a free tour of his hometown. And the folks in Ghana who gather on the beach with packed lunches to watch them surf like they’re Cirque du Soleil. It makes me nostalgic for a time I never knew, a time when large parts of the world were still untouched by tourism and the only way to share a new sport was not online or on DVD, but in person. 4. Frozen Planet Locations: The North and South Poles Inspiring because: BBC nature documentaries bring us the most rarest, most remote and spectacularly beautiful parts of our planet. To my knowledge, no other production outfit comes close in terms of quantity, quality, and scale. While every series is superb, I single out Frozen Planet because as someone who had little interest in ice, I found myself completely riveted by killer marine icicles, the thunderous spectacle of ice calving, and a never-before-seen polar bear birth. Far from barren tundra, Frozen Planet shows us the poles are rock stars in their own right. 5. The Fruit Hunters Locations: Bali, Borneo, Honduras, Umbria, Miami, Hollywood Hills Inspiring because: It encourages us to travel with our mouths, like the film’s fruit sleuths who, in their search for rare mangoes and forgotten Renaissance-era pears, take us to remote jungles, an Italian villa, even Bill Pullman’s backyard. While I may not be willing to go quite as far for sweet juiciness, the seductive way in which the fruit is shot — extreme closeups of a star fruit’s glistening insides or the cottony fuzz of ice cream beans &#
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Former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza is preparing to start pre-production on his new project, ATOMIC DISINTEGRATOR. Nick is currently at his Disintegrator Studios in Studio City, California blasting out ideas with two unknown guitarist...
Former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza is preparing to start pre-production on his new project, ATOMIC DISINTEGRATOR. Nick is currently at his Disintegrator Studios in Studio City, California blasting out ideas with two unknown guitarist. Menza previously stated about ATOMIC DISINTEGRATOR's musical direction: "It's very heavy. I'm very pumped. And I'm kind of looking to see to get some other players in there — whether they're known guys or unknown guys. 'Cause right now it's just me doing everything and I can't very well tour on that by myself. But I can definitely release a couple of tracks and see where it goes from there." He continued: "I'm trying to do a cartoon with it for TV and a comic book. And it's really cool. The whole concept is THE ATOMIC DISINTEGRATOR… It's got some governmental, conspiracy, alien stuff in it. It's mostly about current stuff that's going on in the world. And the music is very metal, but more contemporary style — like MESHUGGAH-type, OPETH, GOJIRA. It's heavy." Asked about his 2002 solo album "Life Afer Death", Menza told Honduras rock journalist Alvaro Villatoro (a.k.a. Lemmy Simmons) of Hard Heavy: "Putting songs out with MEGADETH, it was really difficult; it was like pulling teeth to write songs in that band, because Dave [Mustaine], he's so driven as far as having songs — he's got many songs, so it's hard to write a whole song by yourself. I kept bringing songs in and bringing songs in, and he was, like, 'Nah, you just stick to playing drums and let me worry about the songwriting.' And I was, like, 'I'm just gonna make a solo record. So I had all these songs left over. So after I got fired, I said, 'You know what? I'm just gonna put these out.' "It was more of a personal thing and a project for me to do; I play everything on it. It was kind of, like, to kill some time and put out a record. Now they're asking me to put it out again, and I'm, like, 'Man, I already made that record.' Menza has been writing, recording and producing constantly but only releasing sporadic singles for years. That will all change when he opens the floodgates with the upcoming release of his memoir, "Nick Menza: Megalife", by acclaimed writer J. Marshall Craig. "MEGADETH was a big part of my story," Menza says, "but it was just one part. Jeff [Craig] has got me to talk about it all!" Menza is currently negotiating a publishing deal for the book, which was written over the past 18 months. It features rare and never-before-seen photos of Menza with every band he's ever been in, including, of course, MEGADETH. "It's a memoir of music," writer Craig says. "But a lot more. It's a book about chasing the ultimate gig, the ultimate drum setup, the ultimate sound and, it will come as no surprise to Nick's fans, the ultimate aliens, government conspiracies and anything else his muse sees fit to lay across his path." Menza's first performance was at the age of two on stage at the Montreux Jazz Festival when legendary jazz percussionist Jack DeJohnette (Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson) placed Nick on his kit. Thirty years later, he was stepping out on stage in front of thousands of screaming fans every night. Menza, son of legendary jazz saxophonist Don Menza, was at the top of his game when MEGADETH started a world tour in support of its album, "Cryptic Writings", but began to suffer knee problems and escalating pain. Doctors diagnosed him with a tumor. Surgery waylaid the drummer briefly, but he was relieved to learn the tumor was benign and was eager to rejoin his bandmates, who had continued their tour with a replacement drummer. But deteriorating relations within the band exploded and Menza was replaced permanently. "Nick Menza: Megalife", by J. Marshall Craig, is due in stores, in Kindle and eBook versions, in late 2013. J. Marshall Craig is best known for his critically acclaimed work as writer for Eric Burdon's "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood", THE ROLLING STONES keybo
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43 miles off the northern coast of Honduras lies an angler's dream. The Bay Islands of Guanaja, with it's rich local fishing history, is quickly being recognized as a fly fishing paradise.
43 miles off the northern coast of Honduras lies an angler's dream. The Bay Islands of Guanaja, with it's rich local fishing history, is quickly being recognized as a fly fishing paradise.
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After a decade-long absence, Brazil returns to Miami. The Brazilian national team is scheduled to face Honduras at Sun Life Stadium on November 16th as part of their World Tour. The Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) as well as promoter...
After a decade-long absence, Brazil returns to Miami. The Brazilian national team is scheduled to face Honduras at Sun Life Stadium on November 16th as part of their World Tour. The Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) as well as promoters Kics International made the announcement on Saturday as there was talk of a stop in South Florida being in the works either in November or sometime in 2014 last September when they were up in Foxboro playing Portugal. There was a major caveat in place as Brazil is already locked in for the date and time, but the question mark is Honduras. If Los Catrachos were unable to lock up their spot for the upcoming World Cup, they would be replaced by another team. This is according to the statement released by the promoters of this match. “We are excited to bring another marquee international soccer match to Sun Life Stadium,” said Relevent Sports CEO Charlie Stillitano. “As the finals of the Guinness International Champions Cup showed, Miami is one of the centers of soccer in this country and we have no doubt that this will be on full display November 16.” Brazil have been one of the biggest draws in South Florida having been here for the 1996 Olympic football tournament (several matches were played at the Orange Bowl). In 1997, Brazil also stopped in Miami as part of the their world tour prior to the 1998 and they were joined by Carlos Santana in a post-match concert. In that match, they defeated Mexico 4-0. Brazil also took part in the 2003 Gold Cup where they stopped in Miami and played Colombia. They defeated the Cafeteros 2-0 with a brace by Kaká. This would be the first time they have played in this venue since that event took place. This would also be the first time that they would play at Sun Life Stadium. Brazil also have another match that they plan to play in North America, but there currently is no time and place for it just yet. An announcement will be made next week in regards to that. Juan Arango is a play-by-play announcer at Gol TV where he’s covered various leagues in Europe and South America. He’s also written for various publications on the Internet as well as in print.  Any questions about South American football, post them in the comments section below and he’ll answer them for you in future editions of his column. Follow Juan on Twitter  (@JuanG_Arango). Brazil to Return to South Florida After 10-Year Absence is a post from World Soccer Talk.
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US military releases information on plane crash that killed three Americans and one Panamanian in northern ColombiaA twin-engine turboprop plane that crashed in northern Colombia while on a US counter-drug mission, killing three American...
US military releases information on plane crash that killed three Americans and one Panamanian in northern ColombiaA twin-engine turboprop plane that crashed in northern Colombia while on a US counter-drug mission, killing three American contractors and a Panamanian aboard, had been tracking a suspected smuggling vessel over the western Caribbean when it lost radio contact, the US military has said. Two other Americans aboard the Dash 8 were seriously injured in the crash, which happened before dawn on Saturday.Under contract with the US air force, the plane was a "prospector" aircraft, equipped with surveillance equipment and employed to track speedboats and other vessels that smuggle cocaine north from Colombia, said Jody Draves, spokeswoman for the US-sponsored multinational task force in Key West, Florida, known as JIATF-South, that runs interdiction in region. Draves said the plane was operating in co-ordination with a Colombian surface vessel and had flown out of Panama. It was near that country's border that it crashed, near the city of Capurgana.The two injured Americans were rescued by Colombian soldiers and taken to a hospital in the capital, Bogota, Southcom said in a statement. The names of the Americans were withheld, pending notification of next-of-kin. Panama's national air service identified the deceased Panamanian guardsman as Lieutenant Lloyd Nunez. Host-country nation service personnel routinely accompany US military contractors on such missions."We express our sympathies to the families of the deceased, and are particularly saddened by the loss of a Panamanian air national guardsman," said General John Kelly, commander of US southern command. "We also want to thank the Colombians for their outstanding rescue and recovery efforts."General Nicasio de Jesus Martinez, commander of the Colombian army's fourth brigade, whose troops traveled to the accident scene, ruled out the possibility that the plane was shot down by rebels active in Colombia."There was no aggression, no impact," said Martinez, adding that it was too soon to know if the crash was caused by mechanical failure, human error or the weather. Southcom also said there was no indication the plane was shot down.The region where it crashed is mountainous jungle and rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc, operate there along with drug traffickers. Local farmers reported that the plane went down at about 1am in a rural part of the municipality of Acandi, said mayor Gabriel Jose Olivares. Capurgana is in the municipality of Acandi.Carlos Ivan Marquez, chief of Colombia's national office for disaster response, said the surviving Americans had injuries including multiple bone fractures and burns over at least 40% of their bodies.Santiago Castro, director of Colombia's civil aviation agency, said the plane was not civilian so he could not provide details about its route, origin or destination. The plane was contracted to provide detection and monitoring of drug trafficking routes in the coastal region of Central America as part of Operation Martillo, Southcom said.Operation Martillo (Hammer) is part of the $165m, US-led regional security initiative that focuses on the seas off Central America, key shipping routes for 90% of the cocaine headed to the US. Fourteen countries participate: Belize, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Spain, the United Kingdom and the US. Chile has also contributed to the operation.US militaryDrugs tradeColombiaFarcPlane crashestheguardian.com © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds
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