Brazil: Security Forces Seize Three Tons of Marijuana

first_img Mexican officials to try alleged teenage killer as a minor Panama: Police seize more than two tons of cocaine Colombia: Police seize 105 kilograms of cocaine BOGOTÁ, Colombia – President Juan Manuel Santos’ administration scored a victory in its fight against narcotics when police recently seized 105 kilograms (231 pounds) of cocaine hidden in a shipment of fruit bound for the United States. The narcotic was discovered in the cargo area of the Alfonso Bonilla Aragón airport in the city of Cali in the department of Valle del Cauca, said Col. Carlos Alfonso Aguirre, the head of the Department of Ports and Airports of the Narcotics Division. Aguirre said the cocaine, which had a street value of about US$4.2 million, was initially headed for the island of San Andrés but “had as transit places countries in Central America, and the final destination would have been the United States.” No arrests were made, but police have launched an investigation to determine who owned the cocaine, according to the Colombian websites El Colombiano.com and El Espectador.com. CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico – The Federal Police have apprehended seven suspected gunmen who allegedly are members of the Gente Nueva, a group that works on behalf of the Sinaloa drug cartel. Federal Police officers confiscated five AK-47 assault rifles, about 300 rounds of ammunition and two vehicles from the suspects in the city that has become the country’s murder capital, the Public Safety Secretariat said, according to EFE. Police arrested José Ángel Juárez, Héctor Triana Aldaba, Gilberto Román Arguijo Rosales, Ángel Horacio Valles Peña, Juan Carlos Ramírez Rodríguez, Cristian Raymundo Miranda Juárez and Julian Ernesto Ordoñez Oliva during the operation, the secretariat said, according to EFE. José Ángel Juárez, Ángel Horacio Valles Peña, Juan Carlos Ramírez Rodríguez and Julian Ernesto Ordoñez Oliva have criminal records – for robbery and drug trafficking – according to the Federal Police’s Intelligence Center. The arrests were carried out after Federal Police received an anonymous phone call about two vehicles with armed men in the neighborhood of Praderas de la Sierra, in the southern section of Ciudad Juárez, according to EFE. The suspects, who range from 18 to 39, are mainly from the state of Chihuahua, home to Ciudad Juárez. Gente Nueva has been locked in a turf war with La Línea, which has partnered with the Juárez cartel in the fight to possess the state’s lucrative smuggling routes into the United States. The operation resulted in the apprehension of 11 Colombians, nine Spaniards, three Algerians and a Romanian national, and authorities are pursuing at least five more suspects in connection with the case. The Civil Guard seized a kilo of cocaine, €13,000 (US$17,227) in cash, and €40,000 (US$53,009) in property during the operation, according to the Colombian website El Colombiano. By Dialogo December 09, 2010 Spain: Police arrest 24 suspected narcotics traffickerscenter_img CUERNAVACA, Mexico – A 14-year-old boy who allegedly had a role in four beheadings on behalf of a drug cartel will be tried under a state juvenile law that carries a maximum three-year prison sentence if found guilty. The juvenile court judge in the state of Morelos could have ruled the boy, known only has “Edgar,” be tried in federal court because of the severity of his alleged crimes. The judge said national law allows him to take cases involving minors facing federal charges. Edgar, who goes by the alias “El Ponchis,” is facing murder, organized crime and other charges in the state of Morelos. RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Security forces recently confiscated three tons of marijuana in a housing complex in the Complexo do Alemão a week after about 2,500 police officers had descended into the slum to quell an uprising by suspected narcotics traffickers. The marijuana had been stashed in a hidden room behind a fake wall in a residence in the area known as Fasendinha, one of the 15 slums comprising Complexo do Alemão. The bust came after police and soldiers confiscated 33.8 tons of marijuana, 313.9 kilograms (692 pounds) of cocaine, 54 kilograms (119 pounds) of crack, and about two kilograms of hashish (4.4 pounds), as well as an array of assault rifles and grenades during a recent seven-day period that ended on Dec. 5, according to EFE. Edgar was apprehended last week along with his 19-year-old sister at an airport south of the nation’s capital. Officials allege he works on behalf of the Cartel of the South Pacific, an organization comprised of members who left the Beltrán Leyva cartel. “I participated in four executions, but I did it drugged and under threat that if I didn’t, they would kill me,” the boy told federal prosecutors, according to The Associated Press. PANAMA CITY, Panama – Police arrested three suspects in connection with the confiscation of 2,030 kilos (4,471 pounds) of cocaine, a senior prosecutor said on Dec. 5. Nataniel Murgas said the narcotic was seized during a traffic stop, when police discovered it hidden in a tank with a double bottom that was being towed by a van on Dec. 4. The police learned of the vehicle’s location because of a tip, he added. The bust occurred at a checkpoint in Guabala, in the province of Chiriquí, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) west of the nation’s capital, Murgas said. Police arrested a Panamanian and a Mexican who were escorting the van in a pickup truck, as well as a Honduran national who was driving the van, EFE reported. Law enforcement officials also confiscated three guns discovered inside the truck, according to a police report. Panama’s security forces have seized 71 tons of narcotics, mostly cocaine, so far this year, according to the Public Safety Ministry. Mexico: Federal Police arrest seven suspected cartel hitmen PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain – Eleven Colombians and nine Spaniards were among 24 suspected narcotics traffickers who were arrested during a nearly two-week operation carried out by the Civil Guard, officials said. Authorities said the suspects allegedly worked for an organization that trafficked cocaine in the Formentera in the Balearic Islands in the western Mediterranean Sea, near the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula. last_img read more

Hurt to lead Barry law school

first_imgJoseph Richard Hurt, dean of the Florida Coastal School of Law since 2001, will lead the Barry University School of Law as it seeks to gain full accreditation from the ABA.Hurt, 49, will take the reigns at the Barry University School of Law on July 1. The school received provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association in February 2002.A native of Laurel, Miss., Hurt holds a master of laws degree from Yale University and a jurist doctorate degree from Baylor University in Texas. At Baylor he served as associate dean from 1984 to 1988 and again from 1990 to 1991. For seven years, starting in 1991, he served as dean of the Mississippi College School of Law.“Richard is truly qualified for this position,” said Sister Peggy Albert, executive vice president. “First and foremost, he is in tune with our mission and is most supportive of a value-based legal education. Secondly, he has the ability to lead us in the process toward full accreditation by the American Bar Association.”Former Dean Stanley Talcott, who led the three-year-long effort for provisional accreditation, will remain a member of the faculty following his return from sabbatical in July 2004.“Barry University is forever grateful for the great effort on the part of Dean Talcott,” said Albert. “His perseverance and dedication were instrumental in winning the fight for provisional accreditation.”Barry’s 10 schools provide bachelor’s, master’s, law, and seven doctoral degree programs to more than 8,600 students. The Dominican Sisters of Adrian, Michigan, founded the university in 1940, and it became coeducational in 1975. March 15, 2003 Regular News Hurt to lead Barry law schoolcenter_img Hurt to lead Barry law schoollast_img read more

Hood, Harper confirmed to NCUA Board

first_img continue reading » The Senate yesterday approved the nominations of Rodney Hood and Todd Harper to serve on the NCUA Board; they were cleared by voice vote.“NAFCU congratulates Rodney Hood and Todd Harper on being confirmed to the NCUA Board,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “Both possess a strong understanding of the industry, and with Chairman Mark McWatters, we are confident the board will continue to be a strong, independent regulator for credit unions.”Hood previously served on the board from 2005-2010 and will fill a six-year term that will expire in 2023. This seat will replace Board Member Rick Metsger, whose term expired in August 2017 but had indicated he would serve until his replacement had been confirmed. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img NCUA headquarterslast_img read more

Moonlight shopping is getting Owego in the Christmas spirit

first_imgThe one day event will bring shoppers into 17 local stores from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. on December 12. The first 140 shoppers at the event will receive special wine glasses featuring the moonlight shopping logo. In addition, when you spend 10 dollars, you’ll be entered into a raffle for prizes at the end of the night. For Crews, one of the best parts about shopping local, is the benefit it has on the community. While some local shops are set to permanently close, this event is looking to keep local businesses alive. “It’s not just walking and shopping, it’s walking in and visiting local merchants and their shops, having a little sip of tea or whatever they’re serving that night,” said Crews. “Owego is very much alive, very vital, our shop keepers are very motivated and our downtown is really the place to be for this holiday shopping. This year alone we’ve had three or four businesses opening up,” said Crews. center_img “When you shop small, and we’ve heard it a lot, all of that money is going straight back to the community. All of the shopkeepers, they have families, they help donate money to local teens, they donate money and their time to community events,” said Crews. “You’re going to get a gift here that you’re not going to find anywhere else. We’re going to have a little fun along the way while we do it,” said Bradley Crews, president of the Historical Owego Marketplace. OWEGO (WBNG) — While stores in other areas are just closing their doors, once the sun goes down, Owego is just getting started with it’s moonlight shopping. If you’re looking for that special gift, Owego might just be the place. For more information on events and where to shop, you can check out their website.last_img read more

Cuomo: Moves presidential primary election

first_img(WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order to move the presidential primary election on Saturday. Cuomo announced three new sites that will host 695 beds. The sites are located at the South Beach Psychiatric Center in Staten Island, Westchester Square in the Bronx and Health Alliance in Ulster County. Cuomo said the primary will be moved from April 28 to June 23 which will align it with the congressional and legislative primaries. Additionally, the governor announced that the temporary hospital at the Javits Center is expected to open on Monday, March 30. Governor Cuomo also issued an executive order to push he tax filing deadline for personal and corporate taxes to July 15.center_img The governor announced that the Empire State Development Board of Directors approved $7.5 million in COVID-19 Business Counseling to support non-profit partners across the state. This will provide small businesses with aid in securing disaster assistance. After a conversation with President Trump on Saturday morning, Cuomo said the federal government approved the four new temporary hospitals announced earlier this month for construction by the Army Corps of Engineers. For more coronavirus coverage, click here.last_img read more

Roberson museum gets Fairy Tree for the Holidays

first_img To set up a reservation, check out Roberson’s website. For more information on Fairy Doors of Broome County & Nearby, click here. The fairy tree was given to the museum by Fairy Doors of Broome County & Nearby, which is a local art organization that adds some magic to the every day by hiding fairy doors around Broome County. The Fairies Come Home for the Holidays’ tree will be up at Roberson from now until December 2. Their Home for the Holidays event will be featured until January 8th, 2021. The tree features multiple fairies and painted fairy doors. It is called ‘Fairies Come Home for the Holidays’. center_img BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Roberson Museum and Science Center welcomed a tree all about fairies from fantasy to their Home for the Holidays display. Fairy Doors of Broome County & Nearby hold scavenger hunts for kids in the summer months to find the fairy doors. last_img read more

A company from Slavonia furnishes American hotels with furniture

first_imgThat Slavonia can and knows differently is an example of furniture manufacturer Ancona grupa doo from Đakovo, which has been entrusted with equipping five hotels in the United States, from New York through Washington to Miami, writes Business diary.It is about Ancona Group from Đakovo, which produces furniture in its own production, and employs over 120 employees. “These are two hotel chains there and an international competition. Four hotels belong to the Club Quarters chain, three of which are in New York and one in Washington, these four we have to equip by the end of the year. I’m going to America next week because of an arrangement for a possible four more outfits next year. There are indications that this could turn into a very serious business. It has also been agreed to equip a hotel belonging to the Even chain, located in Miami, and we have to deliver it by March or April next year. We sent a model room to America for a project in Miami, and to equip hotels in New York and Washington is already working hard in production”Points out the owner of Ancona Group, Markica Stanušić for Poslovni dnevnik.Photo: Ancona groupExactly one “small” company from Croatia managed to contract the equipping of five American hotels in 2017 and 2018 through a regular tender. You know when you apply for a job and if you have the best offer you get a job. So simple and normal, right?”I was on a trip to America last year for Christmas and New Year. I accidentally booked the Club Quarters hotel and when I arrived, I expected a lot more. We went through a dozen hotels, but the furniture seemed terribly cheap, modest. I contacted an agent I met at the fair and asked if we had the opportunity to compete there. There was a competition, and just for that hotel where I stayed for the first time. We called and – passed ” Stanušić points out and adds that his new client has so far imported everything from the Blistok East, and never from Europe. “I don’t know what they expected here, but when they saw the company, the facilities, the model room, our approach to work, they went in amazement”Concludes Stanušić.Let’s buy Croatian. Meet them – Ancona GroupRelated news:EXCELLENT COOPERATION! PRIMA FURNITURE EQUIPPED BLUESUN 5-STAR HOTELSHOTEL ESPLANADE RECOGNIZED THE QUALITY OF CROATIAN FASHION DESIGN AND CREATED A COLLECTION OF NEW UNIFORMS FOR HOTEL RECEPTION EMPLOYEESLUXURY TOURISM IS NOT GOLDEN FAUCETS BUT QUALITY DESIGNlast_img read more

Cesc Fabregas sends class message to axed Arsenal talent spotter Francis Cagigao

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Cesc Fabregas sends class message to axed Arsenal talent spotter Francis Cagigao Cesc Fabregas broke into the Arsenal first team at a 17-year-old back in 2004 (Picture: Getty)‘Nothing would have been the same for me if you didn’t spot me at 15 years old, like so many others. I wish you all the very best for the future, your next team will be very very lucky to have your amazing football brain at their disposal.’Arsenal have also dispensed with the services of senior scouts Brian McDermott and Peter Clark, while Ty Gooden, who according to Goal played a major role in identifying William Saliba, has been dismissed. The FA Cup holders announced earlier this week that 55 club staff would be made redundant as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, but the changes to their scouting department are not linked. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalDespite the financial strain being placed upon the club, Arsenal are determined to press ahead with their plans to bolster Mikel Arteta’s squad this summer. Willian is on the verge of joining on a free transfer from Chelsea, while talks are underway with Barcelona with the Gunners looking to strike a deal for Philippe Coutinho. Another Brazilian, Lille central defender Gabriel, is a top target while Arsenal are said to be increasingly confident that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will sign a new contract. MORE: Former Arsenal and Man Utd star Robin van Persie returns to Feyenoord as a coach: ‘I can’t say no to Dick’MORE: Barcelona the only threat to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signing new Arsenal dealFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 7 Aug 2020 11:48 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link389Shares Francis Cagigao was responsible for spotting the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Gabriel Martinelli (Picture: Instagram)Cesc Fabregas has paid a class tribute to Arsenal’s long-serving talent spotter Francis Cagigao who was axed earlier this week as part of the north London club’s dramatic shake up of their scouting network. The Spaniard played an instrumental role in bringing his compatriot to Arsenal as an unheralded teenager from Barcelona. Fabregas went on to establish himself as one of the finest midfield players in the club’s history before his subsequent return to Catalonia in the summer of 2011. Cagigao was also credited with playing a major role in unearthing the likes of Hector Bellerin and Gabriel Martinelli, but has been deemed surplus to requirements by Edu after the club’s technical director undertook a sweeping review of the club.AdvertisementAdvertisementFabregas believes he owes much of his success to Cagigao and believes his future employers will benefit hugely from his talent and widom.ADVERTISEMENTHe wrote on Instagram: ‘Thank you for the 24+ years of devotion, respect, dedication and love you gave to Arsenal.  Advertisementlast_img read more

AFCON 2021Q: ‘The pitch was terrible’ – Dede Ayew slams São Tomé astroturf

first_imgThe Black Stars of Ghana beat São Tomé and Príncipe 1-0 in their second AFCON 2021 Qualifier pon Monday, November 18, 2019.A Jordan Ayew second-half penalty was the difference between the two teams on the day.However, the main talking point after Ghana’s encounter with São Tomé and Príncipe was definitely the poor state of the astroturf.Prior to the encounter, concerns had been raised about the pitch by head coach, Kwesi Appiah and Atletico Madrid star, Thomas Partey.The Stars suffered more in the opening stages of the match due to the artificial surface at the July 12 National Stadium but after a while, they managed to string passes together and built up a bit of a pattern.Although quite average, the Black Stars triumphed over the Falcons and True Parrots at the July 12 National Stadium.After the victory, Andre Ayew highlighted the difficulty in playing on that kind of turf.“I want to congratulate the boys for this win.The pitch was terrible. We dominated the game, I think we had about 80% ball possession and we could have scored more but it was a very difficult pitch to play on”.The Black Stars now tops Group C with six points and we will play Sudan in the third round of qualifiers in August 2020.last_img read more

LeBron James: It’s ‘unfair’ to expect so much from Lakers’ young players

first_imgLeBron James is aware the Lakers haven’t lived up to expectations, but he doesn’t think the team’s youth is to blame.Instead, the 34-year-old star came to the defense of his teammates and said he doesn’t think the amount of pressure placed on his young teammates is fair.  LeBron James’ former Cavs teammates refuse to count him out of playoffs Here’s the full video of LeBron James on how youth impacts the Lakers. pic.twitter.com/YmfTUp8IYd— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) March 6, 2019James, who signed with the Lakers during the offseason, has led Los Angeles to a 30-34 record and he’s in danger of missing the postseason for the first time in 14 years. Including Wednesday’s game against the Nuggets, the Lakers have 18 games remaining in the regular season to try and pass the Spurs (eighth in the West), Kings (ninth) and Timberwolves (10th) to sneak into the playoffs.James reiterated, however, that it’s not fair to point to Los Angeles’ youth as the problem because they are still learning. He also explained that it’s an unusual situation to be in because there isn’t another team in the league that has this type of challenge. “It’s unfair to those guys for us to continue to — we want them to learn, we want them to learn, we want them to learn — I want them to learn,” James said. “But also we have to understand that they’re young as well and they’re going to make mistakes. You just try to limit the mistakes as much as possible. You look at all of the 16 teams right now, the best teams in our league right now, just look at the guys they rely on every single night to be able to come through for them. If they have a young guy it’s probably one or two of them.”He added: “It’s been tough on us.” “You have four guys in our top eight rotation that you have to really rely on, and it’s unfair to them to ask for so much when they’re in their second or third year. We have Zo (Lonzo Ball), Josh (Hart), Kuz (Kyle Kuzma) and B.I. (Brandon Ingram). And we had Zu (Ivica Zubac) at the time,” James explained Wednesday, per the Los Angeles Times. “That’s like five out of our top nine guys that we rely on, and they’re in their first and second year. You can’t find one other team in our league right now that has to rely on that much every single night from their young guys that’s in their first or second year.” Related Newslast_img read more