Electricity unions threaten more protests over privatization bill

first_imgNo related posts. Unions from the government-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) will meet on Aug. 9 with government representatives to discuss the withdrawal of a bill that promotes private-sector participation in electricity generation.Fabio Chávez, an ICE labor leader, said Monday that unions are “disappointed” with the absence of government officials during a June 30 protest in San José, during which some 10,000 ICE employees marched to Casa Presidencial in the southeastern district of Zapote.President Laura Chinchilla said the bill is “top priority for the executive branch” and could be discussed in the Legislative Assembly this week.Chávez said that “if [unions] decide to protest, they would paralyze the country, because they have more support from ICE workers and other sectors.”The bill seeks to allow private companies to generate 25 percent of the nation’s energy demand, a decision that unions say would “privatize electricity services in Costa Rica.” Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Park City Utah Reported by Emily Misencik for El

first_imgPark City, Utah- Reported by Emily Misencik for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineSearching for the perfect skin remedy during the harsh winter months can be difficult, but The Remède Spa at the St. Regis Deer Valley has made it slightly easier with the Deer Valley Regenerating Facial. The spa treatment combines vitamins, antioxidants and peptides to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, ensuring clients leave feeling refreshed with radiant skin.The Remède Spa at the five-star St. Regis Deer Valley has eleven treatment rooms with certified spa professionals aimed to relax and refresh your mind and spirit. The 14,000 square foot spa contains indoor and outdoor spaces with a manmade stream running through the property. The Deer Valley Regenerating Facial, a favorite of celebrities Nicole Kidman and Liv Tyler, uses pressurized oxygen to infuse hydration, resulting in revitalized, smoothed and plumed skin. Couples massages can also be arranged in the two private spa suites that open to spacious heated patios.Guests can also opt for the Deer Crest Healing Ritual. The signature ritual combines an awakening AHA-enriched body exfoliation, antioxidant-rich body wrap, a warm facial massage and concludes with a warm Vichy shower. However, the luxury pampering does not stop there as the package also includes a scalp massage and hot paraffin treatment for hands and feet. The state-of-the-art face and body treatments help stimulate the lymphatic system and reenergize the spirit.The Deer Valley Regenerating Facial is $195 for 60 minutes and $295 for 90 minutes. The Deer Crest Healing Ritual is $330 for 120 minutes.www.stregisdeervalley.comlast_img read more