Heavy winds turn deadly as fallen tree kills Guanacaste driver

first_imgOvernight Tuesday and on Wednesday morning firefighters cleared 16 different trees that had blown over and responded to 12 emergencies related to damaged power lines. The daily La Nación reported that 150 power outages were caused by heavy winds that also damaged roofs and blew over shipping containers.Gusts up to 100 km/h Un hombre falleció esta mañana, luego de que un árbol cayó sobre su vehículo.Barrio Cerros, en Liberia, Guanacaste. pic.twitter.com/DcosI1o0zd— Bomberos Costa Rica (@BomberosCR) February 10, 2016 What started off this week as complaints about unseasonably cold and blustery Costa Rica weather has turned deadly.A man was crushed to death in Liberia, the capital of the northwestern province of Guanacaste, on Wednesday when a sudden gust of wind blew a tree on top of his vehicle, according to the Costa Rican Firefighters Corps. Strong winds blowing across Costa Rica this week have downed power lines, knocked over trees and sparked maritime warnings over high winds and rough seas. Related posts:‘Extreme’ Pacific winds create dangerous conditions for boaters, swimmers Strong winds to hit Costa Rica again Thursday Big waves expected at Costa Rica’s northern Pacific, Caribbean beaches Strong winds expected over most of Costa Rica this week The National Meteorological Institute forecast gusts between 60 km/h and 100 km/h in the Central Valley and along the northern Pacific coast of Guanacaste this week.The Firefighters Corps recommended people make sure their roofs are well secured, especially if the roof is made with zinc sheets or tiles. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Readers Award Korean Air

first_imgclass=”articletext”> Korean Air has been awarded Best Business Class Seat Design and Best Airport Staff/Gate Agent by Global Traveler magazine in its 6th annual GT Tested Awards survey. The results of the Awards are published in the magazine’s December issue and the airline will receive its award at Global Traveler’s awards dinner in New York on January 21, 2010. “Korean Air is the largest Asian Airline in North America,” said John Jackson, Korean Air’s marketing director. “We’ve been making significant enhancements to our fleet and service, and it’s great when our progress is recognized by such an important audience.” Korean Air’s new Prestige Class seat, named Prestige Sleeper, features 180 degree full-flat recline and 188cm (74 inch) pitch, offering customers the level of comfort normally reserved for First Class on other carriers. The AVOD monitors are an industry-leading 15.4 inches to take advantage of the 50 movies, 60 short features, 1000 songs, 40 games  and other entertainment options available.  The new seats are part of the airline’s second phase cabin refurbishment plan for aircraft such as B777-300ERs, A380s, and 787s.  In addition to the comfort and service onboard, Korean Air’s seamless service is also available on the ground.  Korean Air operates a Quality Assurance (QA) program for all ground service staff to ensure an industry-leading quality of service.  Korean Air’s service has been recognized repeatedly worldwide.  This year, it was ranked among the top five carriers by National Geographic Traveler China and as Best North Asian Airline by TTG Asia. The carrier was recently named this year’s winner of the Global Travel Catering Distinction Award by Pax International, the Canadian-based group that conducts the “Oscars for the travel catering industry.” Source = Korean Airlast_img read more