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The Colombian Army dismantled a drug lab that belonged to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), and seized 3.9 tons of alkaloids in a rural area at Cauca department, a military source informed on March 16. “The joint operation with the Prosecutor’s Office was carried out in a rural area near the village of El Zanjal, in Timbiquí jurisdiction (Cauca). We were able to seize 3.9 tons of cocaine, as well as other supplies,” Colonel Jorge Mora, who commands the Army’s Special Brigade against drug trafficking, said. The drugs, seized on March 13 and valued at $22.2 million, were shown to the press at an Air Base in Tumaco Port, located in the department of Nariño on the Pacific coast. The lab had the capacity to produce over a ton of cocaine per day, serving as financial support for the FARC’s Joint West Command. Furthermore, the premises had the capacity to lodge at least 70 people, with two warehouses in which to store the cocaine. Before finding the lab, military troops engaged in combat against guerrillas from FARC’s Front 60, according to Mora. “This big production center was used for funding the 6th, 8th, 29th, 30th, 60th and Manuel Cepeda Vargas fronts, which operate in the departments of Valle del Cauca and Nariño, (on the border with Ecuador),” he stated. The Prosecutor’s Office said that the drug was sent through the Pacific to the United States. “There, some of the drugs are exchanged for weapons, ammunition, and explosives, presumably for the FARC.” According to the U.N., Colombia is the main cocaine producer worldwide, along with Peru. Every year, local authorities seize hundreds of tons of drugs from guerrillas, criminal paramilitaries and drug trafficking gangs. These cargos are mainly transported to Europe, Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico, where cartels such as Tijuana, Juárez, Los Zetas and Sinaloa operate. In February, President Juan Manuel Santos ordered the local authorities and the Prosecutor’s Office to investigate the alleged presence of Mexican cartel members, especially the Sinaloa, in Nariño and Valle del Cauca. By Dialogo March 20, 2013
-Pollard, Simmons finish with most boundariesBy Clifton RossTrinbago Knight Riders (TKR) etched their names into the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) history books after, storming to their 5th title following a record unbeaten run; also ending with the most runs, wickets and boundaries this season.As if the 2020 edition of ‘Summer’s Biggest Party’ was tailor-made for Kieron Pollard and his men, TKR took full advantage of hosting all 33 matches inside their ‘Bio secure-Bubble’. Rumors swirled prior to the start of the completion about Knight Rider players getting some precious training and practice time while others were stuck inside their hotels, following COVID-19 safety protocol.If true, then TKR should give themselves a pat on the back after making the most of opportunities that were not afforded to the other franchise and as a result; finishing with the title easily and safely in their clutches.Played for the first time without fans or the party-like atmosphere as in previous editions, the familiarity of the Brian Lara Ground and the Queen’s Park Oval outweighed that of the other teams or players who may have some knowledge of the conditions.As a batting unit, TKR imposed themselves as bullies, whether it was Lendl Simmons who did a phenomenal job to end the season as the leading run-scorer with 356 runs or the combined efforts of their world-class bowling attack which saw them ending with 86 victims overall; the Riders have set the example on how to play cricket at home.In total, the labors of Simmons who should have easily had three centuries after racking up scores of; 96, 54* and 84* or Darren Bravo, who ended 3rd overall on the runs chart and second behind Simmons in the team with 297 runs, with three half-century scores (54*, 50 and 58*) as well; saw the Trinidadian franchise ending with a whopping 1,683 runs, the most by any team this year.Darren Sammy and his St. Lucia Zouks, who broke the hearts of Guyanese when they steamrolled the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the semi-finals, had the bad hand dealt to them as they suffered a thumping loss in Thursday’s final but not before ending the season with 1,454 team run; second behind TKR.The Jamaica Tallawahs recorded 1,338 runs to finish in 3rd place as leading run-getters. Pollard and his men also flexed their guns in the bowling department as their collective assault on batsman this season resulted in a number of their bowlers finishing with at least 6 wickets apiece.Again it was the Zouks who played second fiddle, as their bowlers, especially the Kiwi pacer Scott Kuggeleijn who finished as the leading bowler with 17 wickets; playing a huge part of his team wrapping up their 2020 campaign with 77 wickets to their credit.With TKR leading the batting charge almost all season, despite Warriors batsman Shimron Hetmyer holding down the number 1 batsman spot for almost the entire tourney before slipping down the ranks; it was no surprise that Simmons led with the most fours struck this year, smacking 26 of them.Pollard, who ended with 207 runs and a blistering 72 being his highlight innings, kept his rank as one of the premier T20 six-hitters after hammering 20 of them which was the most by any player this season.Even the 49 year-old Pravin Tambe, the oldest player this year and the first Indian to ever play in the CPL, managed to squeeze himself into the records books after recording the best bowling economy; a flat 4.00 runs-per over which further buffed the new champions incredible 2020 CPL accomplishments.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On September 20th, several Anthony Wayne FFA members took a field trip to the Sunshine facilities in Maumee. To begin the field trip, the classes toured Sunshine’s barn and greenhouse, while learning about volunteer opportunities. After the tour, the classes split up and began different activities. The Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources II and Genetics classes worked with the residents of Sunshine to build their own hydroponics systems out of gallon jugs. They will be growing basil and lettuce in these systems. Madelynn Mangold said “My favorite part was helping the residents and seeing the smiles on their faces when they knew that they were going to be able to grow their own food by hydroponics”. The Equine & Vet Science and Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources II students cleaned horse stalls in the barn. They also painted and washed ponies to help desensitize the animals so that they are safe for the Sunshine residents. After returning to Anthony Wayne, several students worked to take apart old pallets and cut wood for Sunshine residents to use to create pallet yard art. This new collaboration has been a great opportunity for FFA members to be involved in their community while learning more about Sunshine. Kayleigh Roberts disassembled pallets for Sunshine residents to create scarecrows and snowmen pallet art. Anthony Wayne FFA members (Left to right: Madelynn Mangold, Ava Siwa, Jensen Sharp, Carley Winslow, Luke Gunn, Aubrey Armstrong) along with two Sunshine residents built hydroponic systems together. Maggie Burkett, Miranda King, Megan Eisinger and Autumn Atamanick painted a pony to help remove the sunset for Sunshine residents. FFA members took a tour of the greenhouses and raised gardens at Sunshine.
Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil marked his first Premier League start of 2019 with a goal and an assist as his side hammered Bournemouth 5-1 in their Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.The German attacking midfielder had not started a game for Arsenal since their 1-1 draw away to Brighton & Hove Albion on December 26 due to a knee problem, but showed no ring rust as he rattled home the first goal in the fourth minute.Ozil, who has become a fairly peripheral figure during manager Unai Emery’s tenure, then turned provider for the home side in the 27th minute.He drew out Bournemouth goalkeeper Artur Boruc before playing a simple pass to allow Henrikh Mkhitaryan to fire into an empty net.Midfielder Matteo Guendouzi threw Bournemouth a lifeline shortly afterwards as he lost the ball on the edge of his own box to Dan Gosling, who squared it to Lys Moussett for a simple finish to make it 2-1.However, the revival was short-lived as Laurent Koscielny put Arsenal 3-1 up just after the break and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made it four just before the hour mark, finishing a counter-attack by rounding Boruc and slotting the ball home.Substitute Alexandre Lacazette completed the rout by scoring from a free kick 12 minutes from the end to hand Bournemouth their fourth defeat in their last five league games.It was Arsenal’s third straight league victory, with Emery delighted to welcome Ozil back into the starting line-up as he made a number of changes ahead of Saturday’s derby against Tottenham Hotspur.advertisement”(He was) good, good. I think he is happier with us. I am now also proud of every player, and the same with Mesut. He helped us with his quality and work, to be organised, and he can play in different systems,” Emery enthused.The win means that Tottenham, who remain third despite a 2-0 loss to Chelsea, are now only four points ahead of the fourth-placed Gunners going into Saturday’s showdown.Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, reflecting on how his side have not won a league away match since October, said: “We pride ourselves on being very honest and we didn’t do the supporters justice tonight. I really feel for them.”Also Read | Luis Suarez nets brace as Barcelona thrash Real Madrid to reach Copa del Rey finalAlso Watch:
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has assured that funding is in place to implement the $1.2 billion transformational development projects, which he announced in his Sectoral Debate presentation on July 2, in the House of Representatives.The Minister pointed out that the plans and activities span several agencies, with gestation periods of up to nine months.Dr. McNeill, who was speaking to journalists at a post-Sectoral Debate press briefing, hosted by Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, at Jamaica House, on Wednesday, July 3, said the approach taken by the Ministry was to announce the plans when they had been completed, instead of during the planning stages.The projects, being financed by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) include: the refurbishing and upgrading of the Ocho Rios cruise ship terminal, at a cost of $400 million; lighting of the ‘Elegant Corridor’ in Montego Bay, St. James, at a cost of $400 million; the installation of bicycle tracks and pedestrian pathways along the Norman Manley Boulevard in Negril, at a cost of $170 million; the rehabilitation of the Naval Hospital and the creation of a museum in Port Royal, as well as the upgrading of films shown at a state-of-the-art theatre that has already been established there. Some $220 million has been earmarked for this project.A Memorandum of Understanding has already been signed for implementation of the projects, and the funds transferred to the implementing agencies.Dr. McNeill informed that other areas are being looked at for further development, in the next phase of the transformational projects. These include Falmouth, where he conducted a tour last week. Discussions have also been held regarding projects for Port Antonio, Portland, and Spanish Town, St. Catherine.“There are projects we are doing now, but in the meantime, we are developing the next wave of transformational projects…The actual planning is very detailed, and it will take us some time to roll them out, but we are going to be working on a series of these projects,” he added.Contact: Alphea Saunders
MAYERTHORPE, Alta. – The Royal Canadian Air Force says the search for a missing pilot and his Cessna 172 has ended with the discovery of the light plane and a body in a wooded area northwest of Edmonton.“The search for missing pilot Scott Schneider has ended with the discovery of his Cessna 172,” the military said in a release Thursday night.“Unfortunately, when Royal Canadian Air Force search and rescue technicians arrived on scene he was found without vital signs.”Schneider and the plane were last seen Sunday afternoon taking off from an airfield in Edson, Alta., bound for nearby Westlock.He was reported missing the following day when he failed to report for work.The military deployed Hercules aircraft and helicopters to search the rural area between the two communities.“While this is not the outcome we hoped for, we hope it brings closure to the family and friends of Mr. Schneider,” Maj. Gerry Favre, searchmaster with 1 Canadian Air Division said.“The thoughts of the entire search team are with the family right now.”The military said it found the plane after reviewing radar logs from a nearby airport.Schneider was flying alone with his dog.RCMP Cpl. Chris Warren said the aircraft was found in Lac. St. Anne County.“The RCMP attended and discovered an aircraft with extensive damage and a body at the scene” Warren said.Warren said Transport Canada and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are investigating.Warren said the family of the missing pilot has been in contact with RCMP since the plane was reported missing.The military had said the search for the plane had been hampered by smoke from wildfires in B.C. that prevented civilian aircraft from taking part.— By John Cotter in Edmonton
Related Items:#charlesalburyonvotingsuspension, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppIn a statement released today, the Parliamentary Commissioner, Charles Albury has commented on the suspension of voting in the Elizabeth and Seabreeze constituencies. The statement reads:“The Parliamentary Commissioner, Mr. Charles Albury, wishes to advise voters in the Elizabeth Constituency that due to some technical problems related to a few ballots, voting had to be suspended to allow for these issues to be resolved.In the Seabreeze Constituency, voting was also suspended to resolve some issues.In both Constituencies, voting has resumed.However, in order to allow all of the registered voters to exercise their rights to vote the Parliamentary Commissioner, in accordance with Sec. 52 of the Parliamentary Elections Act, has extended the voting hours in the Elizabeth Constituency until 6.15 p.m., with the exception of Polling Division 11 which has been extended until 8.15 p.m.In the Seabreeze Constituency voting will be allowed in Polling Division 4 for an additional two hours until 8:00 p.m.The Parliamentary Commissioner wishes to stress that no irregularities were discovered in the electoral process in both of the Constituencies mentioned.”#magneticmedianews#charlesalburyonvotingsuspension Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Dan Cohen AUTHOR Two nominees for headquarters positions dealing with installation and energy issues — Robert McMahon for assistant secretary of defense (ASD) for sustainment and Alex Beehler for assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment — told the Senate Armed Services Committee during their confirmation hearing Tuesday they would address the impact of climate change on their responsibilities, if confirmed.“Yes, I agree with Secretary Mattis that weather can and does have an adverse effect on our ability to accomplish our mission. Risk mitigation is the preparation to ensure that we are ready for that,” McMahon stated in response to a question from Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), the committee’s ranking member. McMahon was nominated by President Trump for a newly created post that would combine his current job — ASD for logistics and materiel readiness — with the ASD for energy, installations and environment. The new sustainment office is part of the restructuring prompted by the Feb. 1 split of the undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics office into two smaller organizations.Beehler similarly pledged to tackle the risks posed by a changing climate. “I will do everything to encourage installations and help direct installations to properly prepare on a case-by-case basis for both adverse weather and effects long term from climate,” he told the panel.Other senators broached two pressing issues related to contamination affecting installations and surrounding communities. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) asked Beehler how he would engage with communities impacted by PFAS contamination in their drinking water supplies and seek to reduce the financial burden on state and local governments. “I would have to work closely with the other services whom I know are dealing with this issue substantially, as well as with the state and local authorities to make sure the matter is resolved wherever the testing reveals there is a problem,” he responded.Beehler told Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) he would consider addressing a recent report describing numerous cases of lead exposure by military children living in on-base housing as a “top priority,” if confirmed. “I want to make sure, as you have said, that military families feel absolutely safe and healthy in military housing,” Beehler said. Kaine pointed out that since the Reuters investigation, which focused on family housing at five Army installations, was published last week, his office has learned about cases of children suffering from lead exposure at the installations of other services.For Beehler and McMahon and three other nominees, the hearing went smoothly, with a notable lack of contentious questions. “It’s a great team. I’m just very proud. I’ve never seen a panel of more qualified people,” Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said at the conclusion of the hearing. A committee vote on the nominees could come next week. Other issues, including the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, and the approaching midterm elections, however, could slow confirmation votes by the chamber, reported Defense News.Air Force photo by Sue Sapp