Panama Ocean Pursuit Seizes Over a Ton of Cocaine

first_imgBy Dialogo August 23, 2010 Panamanian police along with agents from the country’s National Naval Air Service (SENAN) seized 1,100 kilograms of cocaine after pursuing a speedboat off Panama’s Pacific coast, according to authorities on August 18. The boat was detected on August 16 following a route in international waters, but SENAN units began its pursuit when it entered Panamanian territory, about 10 nautical miles from the island of Coiba, said naval air operations director Nonato Lopez, according to EFE. The vessel ran aground at Punta Mariato in Veraguas province, according to an official spokesman, but its three crewmembers managed to flee. Authorities found 55 bundles containing the cocaine in addition to two shotguns, ammunition, two satellite telephones and a GPS system, reported EFE. The Panamanian government has four naval stations that monitor the country’s two coastlines and strengthen its ability to combat drug trafficking. The country has recently acquired new coast guard vessel and helicopters, and is adding seven more bases – currently under construction – to heighten their monitoring and interdiction efforts. So far in 2010, SENAN has seized 12,118 kilograms of drugs, mainly cocaine, reported EFE.last_img read more

Media group MM / TZ, TZ Istra County and ID RIVA organize the promotion of Istria in the pre- and post-season

first_imgAt the initiative of a great friend of Istria, Mr. Selimir Ognjenović, owner of the German tour operator ID RIVA from Munich and the Media Group Munich Mürchener Merkur / Tages Zeitung (MM / TZ) .It is a large project of targeted promotion and sale of Istrian destinations with special emphasis on the spring and autumn period and aimed at the segment of audiences with higher incomes who are interested in traveling mainly when there are no big crowds, ie before and after the season. ” This initiative arrives at the right time because our region, according to the analysis of the Istrian brand perception in Germany, and especially in Bavaria, regardless of the number of these guests in Istria, is unfortunately still insufficiently known to the target group with higher purchasing power. Such a process has been successfully implemented in Austria thanks to the quality cooperation of the Istria County Tourist Board with its PR agent, so it is planned to implement such a project for the German and Bavarian markets, respectively. ” stand out from the Tourist Board of Istria.The focus of the presentation will be on the promotion of Istria, and especially on all the news that await German guests this spring, through a special presentation of Istrian wines and the contents of this year’s 25th edition of Vinistra announced for 11, 12 and 13 May. The presentation will take place on February 8 in the Presshaus, the large hall of the headquarters of the daily newspaper Münchner Merkur, where during the day (from 12:00 to 16:00) the wineries Agrolaguna, Benvenuti, Matošević and Meneghetti will hold meetings, talks and wine tastings for distributors and caterers. who sell wines from Croatia throughout Germany. “It will be a great opportunity for many guests and wine experts to get to know tourist Istria through the prism of wine, and most importantly, to make sure that our destination is especially attractive during spring and autumn. Given such an important project, the Istria County Tourist Board will be involved in the entire project with a set of several targeted ads in the diary of the same name and thus support the entire project, “said the Tourist Board of Istria and added that medijski the whole project has already taken on quite concrete results.Namely, the most widely read Bavarian daily newspaper – the famous Munich Mercury, which is published from Monday to Saturday and has approximately 937.000 readers, and whose circulation exceeds 270 thousand copies, published an article on the whole page dedicated to Istria announcing the above event. The article mentions, among others, the destination of Istria, winemakers, wine roads and other important information. The article was written by the editor of the tourist section of the newspaper ‘Reise’ – Christine Hinkofer, who has been visiting Istria for twenty years and knows it very well.In addition to the presentation, the day before ID Riva and the CNTB Representation in Munich headed by Nero Miličić, in the Ledić family restaurant – Gasthof in der Au in Starnberg – will organize, as they called it, a “dinner of Croatian visionaries” and a gathering of lovers in Croatia , to present the treasures of Istrian forests, archives and vineyards, which will be attended by the aforementioned winemakers who will present their stories of vision woven into the country, perseverance in work and pride.last_img read more

Cruise ship passengers missing in BVI, passports maybe fake

first_img 20 Views   no discussions Tweet Share NewsRegional Cruise ship passengers missing in BVI, passports maybe fake by: – April 18, 2012 Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Missing cruise ship passengers Elicia Garciaposo (L) and Aguilar Aller sought by BVI policeROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands — Police in the British Virgin Islands are investigating a report that a couple from the cruise ship ‘Costa Luminosa’ is missing. According to the Police Information Office, the port agent for the M/V Costa Luminosa stated that the ship arrived in the Virgin Islands on Wednesday April 11 with the two passengers, who first boarded in the Dominican Republic. After delaying its departure to await the passengers’ return, the cruise ship left the territory without the passengers. Their passports, which are now in police possession, identify the two passengers as Elicia Garciaposo (female) and Aguilar Aller (male), both of Peru. Police inquiries, however, suggest that the names on these passports may be false. No descriptions of the individuals were given.Officials of the ship stated that, after a search, the cabin occupied by the passengers contained one neatly-packed suitcase, which is unusual for passengers intending to return to the ship. BVI Police believe the passengers may have hired a tour bus or taxi at the time they were in the territory and are therefore asking any person who may have seen or provided service to these individuals to contact the Road Town Police Station through the toll-free RVIPF three-digit access number 311.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Mom, Guard to Blame for Shooting of Children During Miami Robbery

first_imgAdditionally, Hialeah Police detectives arrested and questioned Morales and Pupo on Tuesday.They asked Morales why he decided to fire his weapon, and obtained a surveillance video of the shooting that corroborated his statement.Detectives reported Morales “charged the firearm while in pursuit” of the alleged thief and “discharged one round into the vehicle as it fled eastbound on West 17th Street.”They reported that Pupo knew about the plan to steal seafood from the market, and was supposed to earn about $30 after selling it.Her criminal record in Miami-Dade County, which goes back to 2006, includes burglaries, robberies, and theft cases.Pupo admitted to waiting in the car with the girls and “placing the victims in danger during the commission of a crime,” police added.Detectives identified the man accused of stealing the lobster as Steadman Amaya. He is a convicted felon with a long criminal record in Miami-Dade County.Miami-Dade corrections officers booked Morales and Pupo on Wednesday at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. Detectives are now searching for 39-year-old Amaya, whose convictions include uttering forged bills, grand theft of a motor vehicle and burglary.Meanwhile, Morales faces two counts of attempted manslaughter with a deadly weapon and one count of shooting a deadly missile, while Pupo is charged with two counts of child neglect and petit theft. Authorities have made a break in the case of two children who were shot in Hialeah on Tuesday.After a 6-year-old girl was shot, detectives said that three adults were responsible. They arrested a 50-year-old security guard and the girl’s 32-year-old mother, and are still searching for another man.Leonardo Morales was working as a security guard on Tuesday at the Rey Chavez Distributor in Hialeah, when he suddenly saw a man running with about $200 in lobster tails.Morales fired his weapon as the man got into a car and drove away.Two girls were also in the getaway car.A 6-year-old girl was shot in her right knee, while her 8-year-old sister suffered a cut in her right thigh after a window shattered, according to police.Their mother, Angela, Pupo, arrived at a local hospital with both children still in their blood-stained clothes.She told Miami-Dade Police Department officers they had been the victims of a drive-by shooting in Brownsville.Officers said that Pupo blamed two Black men for the incident.When officers were unable to find shell casings or witnesses of the alleged shooting, Pupo told them the shooting took place in Hialeah.Detectives later discovered that the car which 32-year-old Pupo drove to the hospital had been involved in the theft at the market, which is located at 780 W 17th St.Police have taken the Toyota Corolla as evidence.last_img read more

LVR finishes seventh at elite Clarence Fulton tournament

first_imgMatt Zukowski and Isaiah Kingdon combined for 40 points to pace the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a 79-79 victory over Pen-Hi Lakers of Penticton at the Clarence Fulton Maroons Senior Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday in Vernon.The win allowed LVR to finish the elite AA boy’s tourney, that included ranked teams from Sa-Hali in Kamloops, Penticton’s Princess Margaret and Duchess Park of Prince George, in seventh spot.Kingdon, who along with Adam Berg was name player of the game for LVR, led the Bomber attack with a game high 24 points while senior forward Zukowski added 16.The Bombers opened the tourney with a narrow 74-66 loss to Sahali. Kingdon led the Bombers again with 14 points while Erich Schepkowski had 12.Friday, the Bombers lose 84-74 to Princess Margaret. Kingdon and Schepkowski each scored 14 points.LVR was able to bounce back to register its first win of the tourney, dumping host Maroons 77-54.Zukowski paced the Bomber attack with 14 points while Cail Spencer had 11. Jack Sturrup had 12 points and what named player of the game for LVR.LVR travels to Trail to meet rival J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks Thursday.Next tournament is the Sahali Invitational January 31-February 2 in Kamloops.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 1, 2016)–California Chrome, 2014’s Horse of the Year, will come onto Santa Anita’s main track to work six furlongs prior to Saturday’s first race at 11:45 a.m., track officials announced Friday. A winner of four Grade I stakes in 2014; the Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Hollywood Derby, the 5-year-old California-bred colt by Lucky Pulpit will enter the track via the quarter mile chute with regular rider Victor Espinoza up.Idle since picking up a $2 million check for running second in the Grade I Dubai World Cup March 28, “Chrome” will make his 19th career start for trainer Art Sherman in the San Pasqual. With nine overall wins to his credit, he has career earnings of $6,322,650.last_img


first_img“He had been training so good the last couple weeks coming off the layoff. He was a little bit unlucky in that he hit two soft turf courses, and he doesn’t like it soft. He likes it firm like today, and when you get that firm turf course, he’ll give you a performance like this. We were going to sit 1-2. If the 1 was adamant on going, we were going to sit right on him, and if he wanted to sit back, we were going to do what we did today. It went as planned.” JOSE LEZCANO, TOURIST, SECOND: “It was a fast pace, but the horse on the lead just kept going. The plan was to lay close. My horse ran a good race and he gave me everything he had.” JOCKEY QUOTES TRAINER QUOTES             PHIL D’AMATO, MIDNIGHT STORM, WINNER: “He had his ears up the whole time. If he had his ears pinned back and he looked like he was going full speed, I would have been concerned. But I thought Raffy saved a little bit at the top of the lane. It’s vindication, because I thought he should have won it last year. He was kind of up against it, but he’s vindicated, and now he’s a Grade I winner. Onward to the Breeders’ Cup.”center_img RAFAEL BEJARANO, MIDNIGHT STORM, WINNER: “I knew Heart to Heart was going to try for the lead and if I let him get to the lead, he’d control it. Julien tried to relax his horse right away. My horse is tough to control and I don’t want to fight with him, so I let him run a little bit into the first turn. After that I tried to get set up, tried to get him relaxed and I had a lot of horse. I had plenty of horse and he just took off.” JULIEN LEPAROUX, (FAVORED) HEART TO HEART, FOURTH: “We had a good trip, we had no excuses today. He settled nicely for me and he just didn’t have any kick left at the end, that’s it.” -30-last_img read more

Guyana gets $1.6B to tackle maternal, infant mortality

first_img– to benefit over 140,000 women, 9000 newborns annuallyWith Guyana currently experiencing one of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced Thursday that it has approved a $1.6 billion loan to fund a programme to help reduce maternal, perinatal and neonatal deaths in the country.The Bank in a statement said that the programme, which seeks to improve the quality of care at 140 health facilities across Guyana, will benefit some 140,000 women and 9000 babies annually.The project will draw from the IDB’s experiences with the Mesoamerican Health Initiative and incorporates lessons learnt from evidence-based biomedical and operational interventionsIt pointed out that despite progress achieved during the last decade, Guyana’s maternal and infant mortality rates remain among the highest in the Region, with a maternal mortality rate estimated at 121 per 1000 live births and an infant mortality rate of 22 per 1000 live births.“Given that about 93 per cent of deaths in children less than one year of age occurred in the neonatal period, the programme will support and improve maternal and child healthcare with a focus on improving access to quality neonatal health services and providing a better path to and quality of reproductive and maternal health services.,” the regional institution said.The IDB said that the operation draws from the IDB’s experiences with the Mesoamerican Health Initiative and incorporates lessons learnt from evidence-based biomedical and operational interventions. It will closely monitor results to ensure that those interventions can contribute to the success of the programme.The total cost of the project is $1.6 billion (US$8 million), of which $800 million will come from the IDB’s ordinary capital resources and $800 million from the Fund for Special Operations (FSO) of the Bank.The loan from the Bank’s ordinary capital has a six-year grace period and a 30-year term, while the FSO funding has a term of 40 years with a 40-year grace period and a fixed annual rate of 0.25 per cent.The IDB is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean.The Bank also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to Public and Private Sector clients throughout the Region.last_img read more

Raiders on ‘Hard Knocks’: So how many people are watching?

first_img‘Hard Knocks’: What grade do you give the series so far?A — It deserves an Emmy — and the Lombardi trophyB — It’s pretty good and getting betterC — It’s so-so. Playing .500 ballD — It’s as dreadful as Antonio Brown’s feetF — It’s an epic fail. A black hole of tedium.Other:VoteView Results Take Our PollThe world of television isn’t all that different from sports. Success — or failure — is usually reflected in the statistics.And so far, HBO has to be pretty pleased with the audience stats being …last_img

South Africa’s 4+1 plan to boost maths teachers

first_img25 March 2015The implementation of the 1+4 teacher development plan, aimed at boosting performance in the senior phase, will go ahead after teacher unions expressed support for the initiative, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) said on Tuesday.The Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC), a body comprising all teacher unions, had agreed to the 1+4 programme for maths teachers, the department said.The 1+4 teacher development plan has been developed to address the poor performance of learners in mathematics as well as levels of competency of mathematics teachers in South African primary schools.A recent investigation initiated by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga into the challenges around mathematics and science and technology (MST) revealed that educator capacity was wanting at all levels.The DBE said the 1+4 model was based on and supported the concept of professional learning communities (PLCs), which Motshekga launched in August 2014.The 4+1 model works on the assumption that teachers need assistance with the entire curriculum and not just certain sections of the curriculum, which they presumably have difficulties teaching.“We need to be extremely radical and do the ‘out of the normal’ in our determination to save our children,” the department said.While training had already begun in Mpumalanga, North West and the Eastern Cape, the project gets officially under way on 1 April.The department said the model involved breaking each week into two parts, with one day dedicated to thoroughly preparing teachers for the content to be delivered in that particular week.AssessmentTeachers would be expected to obtain 80% and above in the post-test. Those who obtain less than that will be supported by subject advisors and classroom visits.“Heads of departments, deputy principals and principals in the schools will also have to play a critical role in supporting these teachers,” said the department.This model involves 23 teacher training days a year, up from the previous 10.“The training sessions that we have had up to now, which have yielded unsatisfactory results normally run for 10 days in a year. This radical approach will expose teachers to 30 days of training, development and support on a weekly basis. It turns teachers into learners, promoting the principle of a teacher as a lifelong learner,” the department said.The department said school management teams (SMTs) would have to adapt their timetables to support the model, ensuring the instruction time allocated for the senior phase is read more