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  • Costa Rica Seizes More than 1 Metric Ton of Cocaine in the Caribbean

    first_imgBy Gustavo Arias Retana/Diálogo July 23, 2020 In a joint patrol effort, Costa Rican and U.S. authorities seized more than 1 metric ton of cocaine in two vessels in the Caribbean Sea on May 23. The seizures took place near the Cahuita and Manzanillo communities, in Limón province.Authorities also found 19 barrels of fuel in one of the speedboats that criminals used to ship the drug. (Photo: Costa Rican Ministry of Public Security)“Both cases are apparently connected, with significant international involvement, as the seizures are linked to a Colombian transnational criminal ring […],” Costa Rican Minister of Public Security Michael Soto told Diálogo. “Mainly Panamanian, U.S., and Costa Rican units took part in the operation […].”The first case came about after Costa Rican authorities received an alert from the U.S. Coast Guard about a suspicious vessel that ignored the stop order sent by the Costa Rican National Coast Guard Service. As a result, authorities “chased a speedboat for several minutes, resulting in gunfire exchanges and the detention of five individuals,” Soto said. Police authorities reported finding 22 bales of cocaine in the boat, weighing about 534 kilograms.The second case involved the help of Panama’s National Air and Naval Service and the U.S. Coast Guard, which began “a pursuit that started in Panama and continued in Costa Rica. The individuals, who traveled in a speedboat, nearly crashed into the coast, and then escaped,” the Public Security minister said. Police officers boarded the stranded speedboat in Manzanillo, Limón, where they seized 25 packages with about 550 kg of cocaine hydrochloride.“These cases are connected to criminal rings that operate not only in Costa Rica, but throughout the region, and that are taking advantage of the pandemic to make these moves,” Soto said. “But here, Colombia collaborated with information, Panama with the pursuit, and the U.S. Coast Guard with air support, while we made the arrests; it’s an effort we carry out as a team,” he said.last_img read more

  • Gov. Cuomo announced draft of NYS COVID vaccination administration program

    first_imgPhase 4; All other essential workers. Governor Cuomo said the draft of the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Administration Program is designed with multiple variables of change in mind regarding the availability of the vaccine. The released draft from the NYS Department of Health requires local and federal governments to work together with organizations in communities and is posed to be the framework for a safe and effective distribution of a COVID vaccine. Phase 1; Helathcare workers, long term care facility workers, most at risk long-term care patients. Cuomo said, “We are coming up with a plan on many presumptions. We don’t know how many doses we’re going to get. We don’t know what vaccine we’re going to get. We don’t know when we’re going to get it. The state will have a statewide vaccination plan. We will do it in concert with the federal government. The federal government is in charge of producing the actual vaccine and distributing the vaccines.” Governor Cuomo and the NYS Department of Health recognize the draft is subject to change based on details coming in the future from the federal government. Phase 5; Healthy adults and children. center_img NEW YORK (WBNG) –Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today a draft for the New York State program of coronavirus vaccine administration. Phase 2; First responders, teachers and school staff, public health workers, essential frontline workers who work with the public, long-term care patients in congregate settings, high-risk individuals with health conditions. Phase 3; Individuals over age 65, individuals under age 65 who are considered high risk. To see the full New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Administration Program outline, click here. The plan is to prioritize those most at risk and those who are essential workers. Additional prioritization after those most at risk is outlined below.last_img read more

  • House of the Pannonian Sea is a new attraction of the Papuk Nature Park

    first_img16 million years ago, Papuk was an island in the Pannonian Sea where rhinos roamed and around which an extinct species of shark swam today. Numerous fossils of once living organisms, mostly marine animals, testify to the ancient past of this “Slavonian archipelago”, which in Velika, as part of the Papuk Nature Park, received a new, impressive exhibition – the House of the Pannonian Sea. This visitor-education center was opened at the end of 2019, it is part of the existing Visitor Center in Velika, and on an area of ​​158 square meters, in addition to exhibition halls, there are multipurpose lecture halls for interactive lectures, souvenir shops and outdoor classrooms. Požega-Slavonia County received another tourist asset, but also a modern educational center – the House of the Pannonian Sea, a unique place that testifies to the past of the “Slavonian archipelago”. This attraction certainly enriches the contents of the Papuk Nature Park, which recorded a record number of visitors last year. The arrangement and equipping of the “House of the Pannonian Sea”, worth almost five million kuna, is an important part of the project “Geo Stories of the UNESCO Geopark”, co-financed by the Ministry of Regional Development and EU funds. In addition to the House of the Pannonian Sea, the project procured electric and mountain bikes for rent in Velika and Jankovac Forest Park, an adrenaline park was built in Velika last year, and the first Duboka eco-park was opened three years ago, powered by solar panels. and which has its own recycling yard and biological water purifier. Thus, Požega-Slavonia County has become a top destination for all those who think about the environment, excursionists and recreationists. By the way, Papuk Nature Park had a record attendance in 2019, it was visited by 52.485 tourists – almost 50 percent more than a year earlier. There is no doubt that the House of the Pannonian Sea, as a testimony to life as it once was, will attract new visitors, especially schoolchildren who will learn about the geological story of this area in an original and technologically advanced way.last_img read more

  • UK: OGA formally awards six licenses to Cluff Natural Resources

    first_imgSouthern North Sea AwardsThe Southern North Sea blocks awarded to CLNR contain a number of drilled discoveries, undrilled prospects and leads with an estimated combined unrisked P50 prospective resources of approximately 1.9 TCF net to CLNR. The firm work program associated with Phase A of the initial term of the licenses is restricted to data acquisition, reprocessing and sub-surface studies, and is focussed on providing greater clarity around prospect volumetrics and risk. Central North Sea AwardsLicense P2352, which consists of parts of blocks 22/24f and 22/25g, is located in a relatively under-explored area of the Central North Sea, adjacent to the large Marnock-Skua field. The blocks contain the Tesla Discovery (well 22/24a-11) in the Pentland Formation and the low-risk Dewar prospect in the Forties Sandstone.Previous operators have also proposed leads in the deeper Jurassic formations which require further assessment during the initial phases of the license.Block 22/19f, which is in the P2384 license, contains multi-level oil prospectivity in the proven Fulmar, Skagerrak and Rotliegend formations. Previous operators have identified a large number of prospects and leads which require further assessment during the initial phase of the license.Cluff CEO, Graham Swindells, said: “We are delighted to have received and accepted the formal award of these additional licenses by the UK Oil & Gas Authority following the announcement of provisional awards in May 2018.“We believe these licenses to be highly prospective and we are in the process of commencing technical work to accelerate their development.” UK-based investment company Cluff Natural Resources (CLNR) has received and accepted the formal award by the UK Oil and Gas Authority for six licenses covering a total of ten full and part blocks.30th Licensing Round map; Source: OGAThe provisional awards for the licenses were won by the company in the UK’s 30th Offshore Licencing Round. In the round, UK’s regulator Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) offered 123 licenses over 229 blocks or part-blocks to 61 companies.CLNR said on Thursday that the company was formally awarded four Southern North Sea licenses and two Central North Sea licenses.Of the four SNS licenses, three (P2424, P2428, and P2437) were 100 percent-owned by CLNR while the company has a 25 percent equity in the fourth license.License P2435, which consists of blocks 47/10d and 48/6d, is operated by the Parkmead Group.As for the Central North Sea, the P2352 and P2384 are both 100 percent-owned by the investment firm.According to the company, the formal start date of each of the licenses is October 1. The initial phase of each license will be four years, except for the P2424 and P2428 licences where the initial phase will be three years.“[The company] views these blocks as highly prospective with many containing undeveloped discoveries and exploration upside which significantly enhances both the pipeline of potential drilling opportunities and the overall prospective resources associated with the company’s portfolio,” CNLR said.last_img read more

  • Keller can’t be caught at Dacotah

    first_imgMANDAN, N.D. (June 2) – Jeremy Keller couldn’t be caught in the Friday feature for IMCA Modi­fieds at Dacotah Speedway.Quentin Kinzley was the early leader, ahead of Shawn Strand and Jason Wolla. Wolla, who started eleventh, cracked into the top three by lap 10.Strand caught and passed Kinzley before a caution for debris from Wolla’s race car brought out a caution on lap 12. Wolla was sent to the tail end of the field and on the restart, Keller went low under Strand and took the lead.Keller pulled away from the field until another caution regrouped the field. He edged away on the restart as Strand and Marlyn Seidler battled for second. Seidler slipped by for second with eight laps to go, bringing Brad Hartigan with him.No one could catch Keller, however. Seidler finished second ahead of Hartigan. Strand finished fourth while Travis Olheiser made a late-race pass to finish fifthJason Berg won the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature comfortably ahead of Chase Schlafmann. Alex Thompson crossed the Open Road Honda finish line third ahead of Craig Kastner and Stan Thompson.last_img read more

  • Lallana hails Clyne swoop

    first_img Press Association Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana believes the club have pulled off a “great coup” with the signing of former Southampton team-mate Nathaniel Clyne. “To manage to persuade him to sign for Liverpool – as I’m sure there would have been other top clubs, and even European clubs interested in him – is a great coup for us. “When Southampton signed him from Palace you could see he had potential. “Since then, he’s developed and learnt the game – he’s turned from a kid into a man on the pitch. “He’s as solid as they come for a right-back and getting forward, he’s got goals in his locker. “In one versus one situations defensively, he’s the kind of full-back you just don’t want to come up against.” Clyne, 24, made his England debut last November and is expected to be the replacement for Glen Johnson at both club and international level. “Last season he probably had his best season at Southampton, got an England call up and he’s been a regular in the squad ever since,” added Lallana. “I’ve not been surprised by his progress.” The England right-back became the Reds’ sixth signing of a busy summer when he completed a £12million move on Wednesday. “It’s a massive signing for us,” Lallana told The Liverpool midfielder is also impressed by the moves the club have already made in readiness for the start of pre-season next week. “The signings so far have been tremendous,” he said. “There’s (Roberto) Firmino, (James) Milner, (Danny) Ings and now Clyne, as well as (Adam) Bogdan and (Joe) Gomez. “It’s a great variety and added to what we’ve already got, hopefully it can be a good combination for success.” Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen believes the club’s captain-elect Jordan Henderson will be England’s dominant midfielder over the next few years. “The last season he really has developed into a world-class football player,” he told “With Gerrard on his way out (to Los Angeles Galaxy) and the captaincy available, now is the time for Henderson to kick on and develop in his career. “I think he will be Liverpool and England’s dominant midfield player for years to come.” last_img read more

  • Bravo taking legal action against WICB after sacking

    first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – West Indies batsman Darren Bravo is taking legal action against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) after he was dropped from the squad before the recently concluded tri-nations One-Day series in Zimbabwe.Bravo is claiming unlawful dismissal after he was sent home by the on-tour management committee for blasting WICB president Dave Cameron in a row over contracts.The Guardian newspaper is reporting that Bravo’s lawyer has sent a pre-action protocol letter to the WICB last week which has been received by the board.Bravo, the most consistent batsman for the Caribbean side in the longest format, was overlooked for the top tier and offered a Grade C contract.The row between the stylish Trinidadian batsman and Cameron erupted after Cameron gave an explanation for their offer, stating that Bravo’s performances were not consistent enough to merit a higher grade of pay.Bravo lashed out at Cameron on Twitter, accusing him and the board officials of never offering him a Grade A contract in the first place despite his consistency.In the tweet, Bravo was alleged to have referred to the WICB president as “a big idiot”.last_img read more

  • Cricket News Indian team for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to be announced on April 15

    first_img New Delhi: The Indian team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be announced on April 15 at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai. According to the ICC playing conditions, under the new Members Playing Agreement (MPA) which came into effect since 2016, the teams need to submit their final 15-man squad lists for the WC a month prior to the event. According to various media reports, the selection of the Indian cricket team was earlier supposed to happen on April 20. After India had lost the five-match ODI series against Australia, Indian skipper Virat Kohli had said he was clear on his team combination for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.India’s chief selector MSK Prasad had quoted, “As far as Indian cricket team is concerned, we will be announcing our team for the World Cup on or before April 20. I am confident that we are going to announce a good team. We have worked on this for almost one and a half years. We have observed all the players, tested good combinations. We are confident that the team we will announce, will definitely win the World Cup to be held in England in 2019,” Prasad said. highlights “We are not going to give the excuse that we lost the games because we tried out players. As a side, combination wise, we are sorted. Condition-based, there is one maximum change in the World Cup. We are clear on the playing XI for World Cup. We have to focus on the decisions that resulted in our loss. Hardik Pandya’s return balances the batting and the bowling. We know where we are going to the World Cup as a combination. We have to take better decisions in pressure situations. There is no confusion relating to combination or the playing XI,” Kohli said.India will begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5 in Southampton but all eyes will be on the June 16 encounter against arch-rivals, Pakistan. Since the Pulwama terror attack which killed 40 CRPF jawans, there have been calls to boycott the match against Pakistan as protests against the terror activities of Pakistan. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. India will open their World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5.India will play Pakistan on June 16 in Manchester.India lost the recent five-match ODI series against Australia 2-3.last_img read more

  • Farfan & Mendes continues partnership with RHTY&SC

    first_imgTHE highly successful relationship between the Providence-based Farfan and Mendes Limited and Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation, the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC) M.S., was renewed for the 22nd successive year.The company and the club have enjoyed a close and cordial relationship since 1997, when Farfan and Mendes Limited came on board as the official sponsor of the RHTY&SC Under-15 team.This year’s sponsorship is worth $250 000.RHTY&SC Secretary/CEO, Hilbert Foster, noted that Farfan and Mendes Limited is currently the longest-serving official sponsor of the club and over the years has played a major role in its development.Foster hailed the company as the main foundation of the club’s remarkable success story.“In a country where sponsorship for sports is difficult to obtain, the relationship between the RHTY&SC and Farfan & Mendes Ltd can only be described as extra special,” Foster said.The team, Foster said, would continue to represent the company and its brand with pride, passion and discipline.The team have won five Berbice Under-15 championships, the Berbice championship and also eight other tournaments organised by the RHTY&SC. Over the last 22 years the club has provided numerous players who have played for Berbice, Guyana and the West Indies.The Under-15 cricketers over the years have successfully completed hundreds of personal development programmes with the main aim of assisting their peers, the elderly and the less fortunate.The largest project completed by the team was the construction of the Hugh Desmond Hoyte Memorial Playfield. The team is also the host of ‘The Dare to Dream and Make a Wish’ Programmes.With the formation of the King Solomon Logistics Under-12 and Poonai Pharmacy Under-13 teams, the Under-15 team now has a permanent feeder system for players.Four of the team’s players have been shortlisted in the Berbice Cricket Board Under-15 squad for the upcoming Inter-county championship while several were involved in the recent Inter-zone Under-13 and Under-15 tournaments.Marketing Executive of Farfan & Mendes Ltd, Onai Vasconcellos, hailed the close bond between the two organisations.Farfan & Mendes Ltd, Vasconcellos noted, is dedicated to a long-term relationship with the RHTY&SC, an organisation which is a role model to others in Guyana.Vasconcellos praised the Under-15 cricketers for being outstanding representatives of his company’s brand and logo.He expressed satisfaction that the company’s finances were used for the intended purpose and proving to be a very productive investment.last_img read more

  • Lakers’ Galle, Royer win sectional tennis doubles title

    first_imgA third Cazenovia doubles team, Mae Sayre and Emma Thornton did not get out of the opening round as they took a 6-0, 3-6, 6-1 defeat to another Marcellus tandem, Elaina Mahoney and Megan Mitchell.Meanwhile, in the Division II sectional tournament at Utica Parkway Courts, Chittenango had its top players try to make long runs.In singles, the Bears’ Brooke DiFlorio won 6-1, 6-1 over Jamesville-DeWitt’s Celia Reid before a 6-1, 6-2 quarterfinal defeat to New Hartford’s top seed, Grace LaFountain.Anna Rooney led early in her in her first-round singles match with the Spartans’ Anna Farkouh, but lost 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 as Farkouh ultimately reached the semifinals before losing to LaFountain in straight sets.In doubles, Chittenango had Abbie Austin and Allison Soulier win in the first round and then top Whitesboro’s Shelby Miller and Yanna Pavlyukovets 7-6, 6-4, but then lost a 6-1, 6-1 quarterfinal to Jamesville-DeWitt’s Mona Farah and Tara Pollock.It was the same for the Bears’ Riley Ellis and Sarah Lanphear, who topped the J-D duo of Riya Sharma and Lana Wisniewski 6-4, 6-4, only to drop a close 6-4, 7-5 quarterfinal match to New Hartford’s Rachel DeRocco and Tess Evans.Leah Demauro and Jessica Hallack lost in the opening round 10-0 to Oneida’s Mikah Albro and Hannah Myatt.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story With a dominant performance over four rounds that ultimately spanned four days with a lot of rain in between, Cazenovia girls tennis players Alex Galle and Nina Royer were victorious in last week’s Section III Division III tournament.Each of the first four rounds was contested at Syracuse University’s Skytop Courts, where Galle and Royer held the top seed and never was challenged on its way to the finals.Following a first-round bye, Galle and Royer blanked Canastota’s Skyler Donley and Valona Whitehead 6-0, 6-0, setting up a quarterfinal and another 6-0, 6-0 shutout, this one over Jordan-Elbridge’s Katelyn Precourt and Gabrielle Skotinski. Tags: CazenoviaChittenangoTenniscenter_img The semifinal wasn’t much different, Galle and Royer handling Marcellus’ Kaitlyn Kemp and Morgan Walsh 6-2, 6-1 to set up a final against the Skaneateles pair of Ella Danforth and Emma Miller.After two days of weather postponements, Galle and Royer finally met Danforth and Miller Saturday at Oneida High School. A first set tie-breaker went 7-6 in Galle and Royer’s favor, and after the Skaneateles pair won the second set 6-2, the third set belonged to the Cazenovia duo, whose 6-1 victory produced a sectional title.Nova Berger and Emma Schwartz won 6-1, 6-4 over J-E’s Delaney Dunham and Meghan Whalen before Kemp and Walsh beat them 6-4, 6-2 in the quarterfinals.last_img read more