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Dental Implants and Crowns
Dr. Marco A. Muñoz Cavallini has placed and
Dr. Marco A. MuÏoz Cavallini
over 17,000 dental implants since 1980. The Dr. Marco Muñoz
Cavallini Dental Clinic, is recognized as one of the best practices in
Dental Reconstruction, Dental Implant placement and Cosmetic Dentistry
in Costa Rica and the World. For more information, visit us today at: marcomunozcavallini.com
Del Valle Visual Eyes Optometry
In San Isidro
de El General
Dr. Allan Mora Vargas
|Our experience in
primary eye care, now makes yourexperience unmatched.
She bought progressive lenses
with transitions and anti-reflective
coating, this was her great experience:
Mora gives the best eye exam I've ever had, in any country. Then he and
his staff helped me pick out new frames -- all of this in English --
and right in downtown PZ. He's a treasure!"
— Mrs. Carol Vaughn
Pedro Pérez, south side of the park, San Isidro de El General,
Pérez Zeledón, San José,
Dr. Lucinda Gray
Garrett Insurance Group
licensed by the
-Experience since 1980.
-Represent all the best insurance
companies in Costa Rica,
BMI, Blue Cross, Blue
Shield, ASSA, INS, etc.
-Correspondents of WILLIS.
-Connections in all of Central
-Prize-winning Web site.
-English policy extracts.
-Helps you settle your claims.
Comercial El Pueblo, Local #125, San José, Costa
Rica. Phone: ( 506 ) 2233-9520
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
More information HERE!
Residency in Costa Rica
A full service
U.S. and San
Getting and authenticating documents can be a
Pensionado and rentista.
Your first stop for smooth, professional service and a positive
experience. Javier Zavaleta email@example.com
to do it. Experienced with many
nationalities. Up-to-date on
Rica's evolving immigration law.
Tel: (323) 255-6116
Marlene B. Summe
U.S. Income Tax
your FBAR for current or past due years
File your past three years tax return under the
Streamlined Procedure which mitigates penalties
File amended tax returns
U.S. Tax International
Plus Costa Rican taxes, accounting, and
services. Over 15 years in Costa Rica
(English spoken). Tamarindo
office hours now available. If you or anyone you know would like
an appointment in Tamarindo, please call our San José office at
2288-2201 to make an appointment.
FAX: 506 2231-3300
C.P.A. & M.B.A.
Income Tax, U.S. GAAP Accounting
& Business Consulting
Specializing in all matters of concern to U.S. taxpayers residing
• IRS filing requirements of foreign
income tax exclusion (up to $100,800 for 2015).
• Past-due tax returns: Taxpayers
filing before an IRS notice do not face criminal sanctions.
• Reporting foreign financial
assets: FBAR and foreign corporations.
• Up-to-date FACTA news.
• All US Tax return preparation:
business, estate and trust.
• eFile returns: secure with faster
• Business consulting to facilitate
working in Costa Rica.
Fine art restoration and conservation
Art Restorer, A.I.C. Certified
and U.S. standards. USPAP.
For more information please contact
Weronika Nossowicz at 8388-5328 or email HERE!
| • Paintings
Porcelain and ceramic
on paper restoration
* Analysis for condition
• Art related insurance and
• Art collection consultation
in fine art restoration and conservation for the tropics. We clean
mildew, mold, etc; repair, restore and offer art expert and curatorial
Real Estate Closing Services
Lic. Pablo Mata Ferreto, MBA.
Legal – Financial Adviser
Real Estate and Business Transactions
Avoid Real Estate scams, get independent advice and have due diligence
performed before signing or making a deposit.
Land surveying services
30+ years of experience in:
Calculations of terrain
CR phone number: +506-2290-4573
CR Cell phone number: +506-8383-0083
Real estate agents and services
Real Estate Adviser
Bienes Inmuebles CR.com
We are a
real estate company specializing in prompt & effective attention
for you. English, Spanish & Italian spoken. Professionals in the
sale of properties such as commercial premises, homes & apartments
through our advertising & marketing services.
Vision: Making realty dreams a
Your #1 property adviser with real value in a changing world.
Cariari, Heredia, Costa Rica.
Local phone (506) 2239-3883
Mobile (506) 8302-3883
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
21 JACÓ BEACH REALTY
Name You Trust, Professionalism You Deserve
Tom Ghormley and the dream team!
in CR since 1979
We Can Do It!
Let us help you live
Beaches, Houses, Condos,
Hotels, Restaurants, Projects,
Commercial, Investments and more
Century 21 Jacó Beach Realty
Playa Jacó, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
U. S. A. phone numbers: (213) 283-5168
or Toll Free: (877) 746-3868
Costa Rica phone number: (506) 2643-3356
Jaco Beach Central Pacific Real Estate
#2: The Jacó area has all
the important services you need & is growing!
|WE URGE YOU TO CHECK OUT
THESE PRICES & DEALS
the CENTRAL PACIFIC-
AREA SUPER DEALS &
"LOWEST PRICES EVER and this Inventory is being sold now " says
CR Beach Investment Real Estate Broker & certified Realtor Jeff
SJO Int'l Airport & S.J. suburbs are an hour + away.
STILL A BUYERS' MARKET:
Yes, after 21 years, we know
Costa Rica and we still believe the Central Pacific is the best area to
invest, enjoy, and retire to in Costa Rica.!
Member of the N.A.R. & the Costa Rican Real Estate Board
SIGN UP FOR OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER:
Toll Free: 1-888-782-1119 or 2643-4334, 2643-3672
Over 9 years in our
IL Galeone Center by BAC, #14, Costa Rica
Costa Rica's first Realtor specialized
• Specialized in the Central and South Pacific.
in eco properties, eco consulting and green living.
• Great network of realtors, to find your dream
• Homes, condominium & luxury homes
• Eco lodges and Hotels
• Green properties and waterfalls
• Farms and developments
• Sustainable and green living communities.
• Property management in the Jacó area
Telephone: +506 2637-6285
cell: +506 8825-6556
skype: ecorealtorscr Facebook: ecorealtorscr
In front of Subway at Plaza Herradura, Jacó
NAR designee, member of the CCBR, CRGAR
Jim Day, representing Colinas del Sol
del Pacifico, S.A.
Colinas del Sol is a fenced and gated project in a quiet area.
* There are 88 clear titled lots.
* Mountain areas with great views.
* Gently sloping level areas ideal for hobby farms, gardening, fruit
* Quiet place to get away from the busy city and beach crowds.
* All lots have gravel roads to them, water and electricity at each.
* Lots are 5,000 sq. meters or larger, starting at only $39,000 USD ,
and many can be combined for those wanting a larger area for their
chosen passion, be it a hobby horse farm or retirement haven.
* Located in Libertad, Guanacaste, Northwest Pacific area of Costa
* 20 minutes to the Liberia International Airport
* 15 minutes to the Pacific Beaches
* 10 minutes to Medical Facilities
* 25 minutes to the Liberia Hospital
* 5 minutes to Papagayo Golf & Country Club
or Phone: 001 517 484-3675.
Click Here: www.colinasdelsolcr.com
Ministerio de Educación
A festive time at the
Escuela Félix Arcadio Montero
school ready for 80 more years
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
Staff, parents and students at the 80-year-old Escuela Félix
Arcadio Montero in Santo Domingo de Heredia celebrated its restoration
Windows were changed, writing was updated and the structure was painted
in the 300-million colon project. That's about $570,000.
The school has about 850 students, and the district itself was founded
The structure is considered an icon for the canton.
American footballers to show their skills
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
Male and female players of America football are going on
The Pérez Zeledón Predators, a first division male team
in the Federación de Fútbol Americano, goes to
Uvita de Osa Saturday to the Escuela Flor de Uvita from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. The team will have an open scrimmage and demonstration of
Sunday the Pérez Zeledón Angels, and Olympian
Goddesses de San José, both women's teams, will be at Parque la
Sabana starting at 9 a.m. to display the sport to any women who choose
Asian tiger mosquitoes can be bad mates
By the University of Florida news staff
Asian tiger mosquitoes can drive down yellow fever mosquito populations
when the female chooses the wrong male with which to mate, scientists
say. Both insects transmit chikungunya and dengue, dangerous diseases
affecting millions of people worldwide.
In a study published this month in the journal Infection, post-doctoral
researcher Irka Bargielowski led a team of scientists that conducted
field studies in Houston, Texas; Caracas, Venezuela; Franceville,
Gabon, Singapore and Malaysia.
They studied mating between the Asian tiger and yellow fever
mosquitoes, mainly the aedes aegypti, and found that avoidance
mechanisms evolved in yellow fever mosquitoes, Bargielowski said. That
finding may help scientists predict population changes of the two
In the current study, about 1 to 3 percent of the mosquitoes mated in
the wild, said Ms. Bargielowski, who works at the Florida Medical
Entomology Laboratory in Vero Beach.
“Model predictions, however, show that the rates we detected in the
field are likely high enough to drive ecological change, such as
reducing populations,” she said.
Although the two species mate, they can’t produce offspring. In fact,
their mating makes the female yellow fever mosquito sterile. This means
the Asian tiger mosquito is driving out the yellow fever mosquito in
But a female Asian tiger mosquito that mates with a male yellow fever
mosquito can go on to mate with a male Asian tiger mosquito and produce
offspring. That’s because the proteins passed on by the male yellow
fever mosquito do not trigger female rejection, Ms. Bargielowski said.
On the other hand, a female yellow fever mosquito mated by a male Asian
tiger mosquito cannot re-mate and produces no offspring.
What do these mating patterns mean? Ms. Bargielowski calls it an
asymmetrical relationship, which can lead to the decline of mosquito
populations. That happens when female mosquitoes lose the potential to
re-mate, by mating with the wrong male, she said.
On the other hand, when yellow fever mosquitoes evolve to avoid this
type of mating, they may be able to coexist with Asian tiger mosquitoes
and repopulate areas from places where their populations are dwindling,
Ms. Bargielowski said.
“We show that interspecific mating occurred at all sampled sites at
levels high enough to be considered a probable driving force in the
population dynamics of the two species,” she said.
In most cases, this means the yellow fever mosquito population would go
down, and the Asian tiger mosquito would increase.
“But the outcomes of this species interaction can be influenced by a
number of factors, so the dynamics may change,” Ms. Bargielowski said.
If strong mating barriers are established, yellow fever mosquitoes may
be able to recolonize areas from which they were displaced by Asian
tiger mosquitoes, University of Florida scientists said.
Wikipedia said subject to subjective edits
By the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Wikipedia reigns. It's the world's most popular online encyclopedia,
the sixth most visited Web site in America and a research source most
U.S. students rely on. But, according to a paper published in the
journal PLOS ONE, Wikipedia entries on politically controversial
scientific topics can be unreliable due to information sabotage.
Co-author Gene E. Likens is president emeritus of the Cary
Institute of Ecosystem Studies and a distinguished research professor
at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. Likens co-discovered acid
rain in North America. Since 2003, he has monitored Wikipedia's acid
Likens explains, "In the scientific community, acid rain is not a
controversial topic. Its mechanics have been well understood for
decades. Yet, despite having semi-protected status to prevent anonymous
changes, Wikipedia's acid rain entry receives near-daily edits, some of
which result in egregious errors and a distortion of consensus science."
In an effort to see how Wikipedia's acid rain entry compared to other
scientific topics, Likens partnered with Adam M. Wilson, a geographer
at the University of Buffalo. Together, they analyzed Wikipedia edit
histories for three politically controversial scientific topics (acid
rain, evolution, and global warming), and four non-controversial
scientific topics (the standard model in physics, heliocentrism,
general relativity, and continental drift).
Using nearly a decade of data, Likens and Wilson teased out daily edit
rates, the mean size of edits (words added, deleted, or edited), and
the mean number of page views per day. While the edit rate of the acid
rain article was less than the edit rate of the evolution and global
warming articles, it was significantly higher than the
non-controversial topics. Across the board, politically controversial
scientific topics were edited more heavily and viewed more often.
"Wikipedia's global warming entry sees two to three edits a day, with
more than 100 words altered, while the standard model in physics has
around 10 words changed every few weeks, " Wilson notes. "The high rate
of change observed in politically controversial scientific topics makes
it difficult for experts to monitor their accuracy and contribute
Likens adds, "As society turns to Wikipedia for answers, students,
educators, and citizens should understand its limitations when
researching scientific topics that are politically charged. On entries
subject to edit wars, like acid rain, evolution, and global change, one
can obtain within seconds diametrically different information on the
The authors note that as Wikipedia matures, there is evidence that the
breadth of its scientific content is increasingly based on source
material from established scientific journals. They also note that
Wikipedia employs algorithms to help identify and correct blatantly
malicious edits, such as profanity. But in their view, it remains to be
seen how Wikipedia will manage the dynamic, changing content that
typifies politically-charged science topics.
To help readers critically evaluate Wikipedia content, Likens and
Wilson suggest identifying entries that are known to have significant
controversy or edit wars. They also recommend quantifying the
reputation of individual editors. In the meantime, users are urged to
cast a critical eye on Wikipedia source material, which is found at the
bottom of each entry.
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Today, Friday, Aug. 28
for better health
CR Hoy: Skin
problems and numbness in hands and feet may be signs your body lacks
vitamin E, which can be found in almonds, red chili and papaya. These
foods may also reduce risk of dementia and certain cancers.
down on economy
Pessimism prevails when it comes to Costa Rica’s economy. A
University of Costa Rica consumer confidence survey shows the steepest
decline in 14 years.
drivers to march again
Diario Extra: In
what may amount to a last ditch attempt to stop Uber, taxi drivers will
hold what they call a peaceful march Sept. 13, two days before
Independence Day. Uber service allows riders to use a smartphone app,
which connects to Uber drivers.
don’t dig thunder
Prensa Libre: A
dog can hear sounds four times further away than humans. That kind
of sensitivity causes stress when sound is particularly loud or
sharp. A veterinarian recommends comforting your dog indoors