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Panama: Security Forces Intensify Fight Against Narcotrafficking

first_imgBy Eduardo Szklarz/Diálogo October 16, 2020 Panamanian security forces have dealt successive blows to narcotrafficking.In August alone, the Panamanian Air and Naval Service (SENAN, in Spanish) carried out 10 counternarcotics operations, seizing 3,516 packages of cocaine and 248 of marijuana, SENAN said in a press release. Authorities captured some of the packages 10 miles off Isla Grande in the Caribbean Sea, where traffickers often take their shipments in speedboats.On August 11, the Panamanian Air and Naval Service seized 300 packages of drug inside a container that came from Valparaíso and was bound for Belgium. (Photo: Panamanian Air and Naval Service)“One of the scenarios that the Public Force deals with every day is denying that maritime space, so that drugs don’t reach Panamanian soil,” Panamanian Minister of Public Security Juan Pino said in a press release on August 30.Due to its strategic location between the Atlantic and the Pacific, Panama is also a key transit point for international cocaine, marijuana, and ecstasy trafficking.On August 11, for instance, SENAN confiscated 300 drug packages hidden inside a coal container in Cristóbal Port, Colón province.“The shipment came from Valparaíso, Chile, via Panama, and was bound for the Port of Antwerp, Belgium,” SENAN said in a press release. Authorities did not specify which substances were apprehended.Less than 24 hours later, service members made another seizure. They intercepted 129 packages of drugs and detained a man in Puerto Caimito, Panamá Oeste province, SENAN said via Twitter.Until the end of August 2020, the force has seized 26,204 packages of illicit substances in 52 operations. In August alone, authorities executed 529 search warrants, seizing 1,800 packages of drugs (marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, crack, and crispy), the Ministry of Security reported. During the raids, authorities seized 140 firearms and 2,039 rounds of ammunition.“We noted the discovery of an above-ground hideout in the Escribano [sector], Colón province, containing three bags with 75 packages of a substance that is still to be determined,” Commissioner Luis de Gracias, chief of the 4th Aeronaval Zone, said when presenting SENAN’s operational briefing.For its part, the Panamanian Border Service (SENAFRONT, in Spanish) seized 928 doses of cocaine and 900 of marijuana during August.last_img read more

What’s changing with Reg CC?

first_img 31SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Recently, the Federal Reserve released changes to Regulation CC (Reg CC) intended to reflect an industry-wide transition to an electronic, image-based check collection and returns environment. These final modifications take effect July 1, 2018.Highlights from the Reg CC changes include:Reg CC to Cover Electronic Checks. Images of an original paper check are now included in Reg CC. They will be treated the same as original paper checks.Electronic Check Warranties. New warranties were created that apply to the exchange of electronic checks. The transferring bank warrants that check images accurately represent information on the front and back of the original check. Additionally, the warranty affirms that there’s no duplicate payment of the electronic check.Indemnity for Duplicate Payment from Remote Deposit Capture (RDC). This new indemnity protects a depository bank that received as unpaid a paper check deposit after the check was previously deposited by RDC at another depository bank. Under this indemnity, the depository bank accepting the original paper check is able to recover a loss from the depository bank receiving the item through RDC. continue reading »last_img read more

Agility means turning a smashed tart into a best-selling dessert

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr To illustrate what it means to be agile in your thinking, Francesca Gino told participants of Knowledge & Networking November the story of a chef and sous-chef at a top restaurant in Italy.Simply put, the sous-chef was assembling the last dessert of the evening—a lemon tart—when he dropped it, said Gino, Tandon Family professor of business administration and head of the Negotiation, Organizations and Markets Unit at Harvard Business School. Just then, the chef entered and saw what had happened. Instead of yelling, he said he thought the sous-chef had just discovered the restaurant’s newest dessert.Born of curiosity, responsiveness and open-mindedness, the “deconstructed” tart, which is listed on the menu as “Oops! I dropped the lemon tart,” has become the restaurant’s most popular item, she said.During Gino’s presentation at Knowledge & Networking November, which concludes on Nov. 19, Gino said that agility is built on four key skills: This is placeholder text continue reading »center_img This post is currently collecting data…last_img read more

Energinet Looks to Buy Bornholm Spare Cable

first_imgDanish national transmission system operator Energinet wishes to purchase a 3.300 meters long spare cable for the Bornholm interconnector to ensure readiness for a cable repair in case of a failure.The Bornholm interconnector between the Danish island of Bornholm and Sweden consists of 3 single core XLPE subsea cables operated at 60kV.The scope of supply consists of all labour, equipment and materials required for design, fabrication, factory testing, supply and delivery.Energinet has set a deadline for submission of tenders for September 3, 2018.Danish subsea services provider JD-Contractor covers contingency repairs of all Energinet subsea asserts in Denmark, including the transmission systems and the export cables.last_img read more

Hot-car death: ‘Death is punishment enough’ – Family First

first_imgNZ Herald 5 June 2015A Wanganui health professional who pleaded guilty to manslaughter after her child was left in a hot car has been discharged without conviction.Before Justice Simon France in the High Court at Wanganui this morning, the woman began crying at the first mention of the boy’s name.The court heard the boy died of heatstroke and dehydration. He was discovered only after his creche texted and then phoned to inquire where he was.The defendant sobbed as the summary of facts was read out in court.About 20 people attended in the public gallery, many sharing tearful hugs during a morning adjournment.The 16-month-old boy, whose name has been suppressed, died outside her workplace on January 16. Police have not publicly confirmed the circumstances of his death, but charged the 35-year-old mother with his manslaughter in April. conviction in infant’s hot car death3News 5 June 2015Family First says the decision is appropriate and that her child’s death is “punishment enough”.However, national director Bob McCoskrie is disappointed police pursued the prosecution, thereby initiating a “drawn-out court process” which “served no public benefit”.“It has just added to the pain of a mother who has already received a life sentence. What was the point of pursuing this further?“No jail term or punishment could have outweighed the consequence of the mother’s mistake. This does not appear to be a neglectful mother. It appears to be simply a tragic, tragic mistake. Fortunately the judge agreed.”Police should have used their discretion under the prosecution guidelines not to press charges, he says. conviction for woman in manslaughter of her sonStuff 5 June 2015A lobby group is criticising police for prosecuting a Whanganui health professional, whose son died after being left in a car on a hot day, saying it was not in the public interest.But police say it is their job to present the evidence to the court, which then decides what is appropriate.The 35-year-old woman was discharged without conviction by Justice Simon France in the High Court in Whanganui on Friday, having pleaded guilty last month to the manslaughter of the 16-month-old toddler, who died on January 16.The woman, her husband and the child were all granted permanent name suppression.Family First director Bob McCoskrie said he welcomed the decision, but was disappointed with police’s actions.The case was not in the public interest, and police could have used their discretion to keep the case out of court, he said.“The drawn out court process has served no public benefit. It has just added to the pain of a mother who has already received a life sentence.” read more

Dominica Tourism Sector stands to benefit tremendously from first International Cricket Test Match

first_img Share Sharing is caring! 592 Views   no discussions Share Kubuli Girls at Windsor Park StadiumIt is the first day of the historic International Test Cricket Match at the Windsor Park Stadium in Roseau, Dominica and several fans have gathered to show their support for the teams.Deputy Director of the Dominica Festivals Committee espressed his excitement that Dominica has been afforded the opportunity to host this test match and highlighted the benefits which we will receive.“From what we have seen today we have had a very good turnout and it does highlight the fact that Dominicans love their cricket and they will do anything to be there and I think it augers well for the rest of the match.”He also highlighted the tourism aspect of the influx of visitors on island.Deputy Director of the Dominica Festivals Committee, Mr. Sobers Esprit.“First of all I think we have seen in terms of the numbers of overseas we have sen quite a number of Dominicans returning as well as a number of visitors who have come for the games and as well as the promotional value for Dominica is very tremendous. We have a number of media here covering the game and I have already read a few reports online and on the wire service and it just emphasises sports tourism in Dominica” he said.Secretary of the Dominica Festivals Committee, Marva Williams describes the International Test Cricket Match as a great plus for the Tourism Industry.Secretary at the Dominica Festivals Committee, Ms. Marva Williams.“We are now getting into the Tourism Industry and we are now trying to build on that, and having the International Cricket come to Dominica is a major plus for us in terms of the number of visitor arrivals and in terms of the exposure which we are going to get via radio and internet. We also have a booth inside the stadium where people can purchase their “I AM DOMINICA” t-shirts, you can get information on the 15th World Creole Music Festival which is October 28th to the 30th, 2011. I can say that it is an exciting thing and DFC had a major role to play in this cricket because we were responsible for the accreditation and making sure that everything is in order so that persons can get access into the venue” she said.Cricket commentator Joseph Thomas gave an overview of the match thus far, “I think the game is going good. India won the tost and decided to bat, there was some moisture on the wicket and obviously wanted to exploit it. They’ve got three West Indian wickets thus far which is what I think the West Indies would have done if they had won the toss. It’s early days yet we have just about a couple minutes for lunch and just about two overs to go. The match is evenly poised at this point. We expect the West Indies to build back Chanderpaul and Bravo the wickets, we expect them to build back and move on from there.”When asked by our reporter to give his sentiments on Dominica being the host of this historic game Mr. Thomas expressed delight and elation.“I feel very proud as a Dominican to know that this is the newest test venue. Windsor Park in Dominica is the newest test venue in the world. I cant be more elated than how I am. A number of persons have turned out to see the first day’s play we expect many more persons to come out during the test match, to make Dominica really proud and showcase what it is we have got. We are paying and patriotric sporting public and we expect no more than just this” he said.He also concluded that the Dominican public supports cricket more than any other country in the Caribbean which was evident in 2009 with  Bangladesh and also in 2010 with South Africa.At lunch time West Indies were 64 runs for the loss of 3 wickets.News reporter: Ms. Grace HendersonDominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share LocalNews Dominica Tourism Sector stands to benefit tremendously from first International Cricket Test Match by: – July 6, 2011 Tweetlast_img read more

No. 1 Seasiders End No. 5 Argonauts 10-Match Winning Streak

first_imgNo. 1 Seasiders End No. 5 Argonauts 10-Match Winning Streak March 27, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – Two of the best in NCAA Division II women’s tennis squared off at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex on Tuesday. In the end, top-ranked BYU-Hawaii posted an 8-1 win over fifth-ranked West Florida. BYU-Hawaii (19-0) won their 46th consecutive match, while West Florida’s (12-5) 10-match winning streak came to an end.West Florida’s lone victory came in the first position doubles match as the Argonauts sixth-ranked team of Tammy Kevey (Auckland, New Zealand) and Mandy Septoe (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) earned an 8-2 win. The victory ended BYU-Hawaii’s streak of seven consecutive shutouts.With all six of their singles players ranked, BYU-Hawaii swept the singles competition. The first position singles match featured two of the best singles players in the nation: West Florida’s fourth ranked Suzana Cavalcante (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and BYU-Hawaii’s Dori Magas. After Cavalcante won the first set, Magas came back to win the second set and shutout Cavalcante in the tiebreaker. With the loss, West Florida remained winless in 15 matches against BYU-Hawaii.West Florida will return to Gulf South Conference action on Tuesday against West Alabama. The match will begin at 2 p.m. at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex.RESULTS#1 Singles: #5 Dori Magas (BYUH) def. #4 Suzana Cavalcante (UWF), 3-6, 6-4, 10-0#2 Singles: #2 Yuliya Ustyuzhanina (BYUH) def. #16 Tammy Kevey (UWF), 6-2, 6-2#3 Singles: #3 Jing Jing Lu (BYUH) def. Mandy Septoe (UWF), 6-4, 6-1#4 Singles: #28 Anna Anikanova (BYUH) def. #35 Renata Mattos (UWF), 6-3, 6-3#5 Singles: #33 Maggie Deng (BYUH) def. Paola Arevalo (UWF), 6-2, 6-4#6 Singles: #15 Ramona Husaru (BYUH) def. Anne Claire Beard (UWF), 6-2, 6-1#1 Doubles: #6 T. Kevey/M. Septoe (UWF) def. Y. Ustyuzhanina/A. Anikanova (BYUH), 8-2#2 Doubles: J.J. Lu/D. Magas (BYUH) def. #14 P. Arevalo/S. Cavalcante (UWF), 8-4#3 Doubles: R. Husaru/M. Deng (BYUH) def. A.C. Beard/R. Mattos (UWF), 8-1<>Print Friendly Version Sharelast_img read more

Wenger thrilled with Sanchez coup

first_img Press Association Sport understands a defensive midfielder is also on Wenger’s wanted list. Arsenal have been linked with both Bayer Leverkusen’s Lars Bender and fellow Germany international Sami Khedira, although his reported high wage demands could derail any potential deal. There is no doubt, however, that bringing in Sanchez – who also had interest from Liverpool and Juventus – will present something of a personal coup for Wenger. The Gunners boss is understood to have spoken to the player face to face while working for French television at the World Cup in Brazil, convincing him Arsenal was the right place to further his career. ”As many people have seen during the World Cup this summer, Alexis is a fantastic footballer and we are delighted that he is joining us at Arsenal,” Wenger said on the club’s official website. ”Alexis will add power, creativity and much quality to our squad and we are all looking forward to him joining up with us in a few weeks. ”He has consistently produced top-quality performances at the highest level for a number of seasons now and we are all excited to see him integrate into the Arsenal squad.” Sanchez helped Barcelona win the 2013 Primera Division title and is expected to feature in the Emirates Cup at the start of August. The Chile international, who helped his side reach the last 16 at the World Cup before losing on penalties to hosts Brazil, is relishing the new challenge. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to step up his summer recruitment drive after a deal was agreed with Barcelona for “fantastic” Chile international Alexis Sanchez. ”I am so happy to be joining Arsenal – a club which has a great manager, a fantastic squad of players, huge support around the world and a great stadium in London,” Sanchez said. ”I am looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and to be playing for Arsenal in the Premier League and Champions League. I will give my best to Arsenal and want to make all the supporters happy.” Arsenal know they must continue to work on bringing in other reinforcements if the FA Cup winners are to mount a long-overdue sustained assault on the Barclays Premier League title, having been clear at the top in January only to fade away and finish fourth. While Debuchy will represent a Premier League-ready replacement for Bacary Sagna, who left on a free transfer to Manchester City, there is also need to sign at least one goalkeeper after number two Lukasz Fabianski joined Swansea following his last appearance at Wembley. Wenger will return to Arsenal’s Hertfordshire base after the World Cup final, ahead of a trip to New York at the end of the month, where the Gunners will tackle former captain Thierry Henry’s Red Bulls. After games against Benfica and Monaco at the Emirates Cup, Arsenal then return to Wembley to take on Manchester City in the FA Community Shield on August 10, before starting the new Premier League campaign at home to Crystal Palace the following weekend. The 25-year-old attacking midfielder completed his medical in London on Thursday, the two clubs reported to have agreed a deal in the region of £30million, and will join up with his new team-mates at the end of July after spending some time on holiday following the World Cup. Arsenal are also expecting to imminently complete the £10m transfer of France defender Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle, with Atletico Madrid right-back Javier Manquillo another reported target. Press Associationlast_img read more

Authorities arrested a man who faked his death to avoid prosecution in a child rape case

first_imgAuthorities arrested a Mississippi man who, police say, faked his own death to avoid prosecution in the alleged rape of his 14-year-old stepdaughter.On Wednesday, 43-year-old Jacob Blair Scott was arrested in the Antlers, Oklahoma, area after Pushmataha County Sheriff’s Office received a tip describing Scott and saying he was living in an RV.Scott was added to the US Marshals 15 Most Wanted list, according to US Marshals Inspector Jeremy Stilwell.Police say he was not cooperative at first, and denied his identity. Authorities were able to verify it was him by by his tattoos.The US Marshals said they believed Scott had faked a suicide on his boat to avoid prosecution and could have lived off the grid, thanks to his military training. Officials offered a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to his arrest.Scott has been indicted on 14 counts, including sexual battery, touching a child for lustful purposes and exploitation of a child. He’s also wanted by federal authorities in Mississippi for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.He’s being held in the Pittsburg County jail in Oklahoma.last_img read more

Students share stories about sexual assault

first_imgStudents gathered at Tommy Trojan Thursday night for Survivor Speak OUT, an event that gave students who have survived sexual violence an opportunity to share their stories in a safe space.Safe haven · Take Back the Week featured spoken word poet Andrea Gibson and her inspiring poems. Afterwards, the stage was open for sexual assault survivors to share their own stories. Kevin Fohrer | Daily TrojanThe event served as the culminating event of Take Back the Week, a weeklong effort by the Women’s Student Assembly to raise awareness about sexual violence. Take Back the Week included the Clothesline Project; on Alumni Park, a night of “artivism” at Ground Zero and other panels and workshops concerning issues of sexual violence.Survivor Speak OUT opened with introductions of several student services, including the counseling services offered by the Engemann Student Health Center.The event featured a keynote address from award-winning poet and activist Andrea Gibson, introduced by Take Back the Night director Yesenia Menendez as someone who “is not gentle with her truths.”Gibson’s performance was very powerful. She performed several potent spoken-word poems and provided encouraging words to the audience.“Even if you don’t write poems, I really recommend writing a love poem to your body,” Gibson said as an introduction to her poem, “I Sing the Body Electric, Especially When My Power’s Out.”After Gibson’s performance, the stage was opened up to survivors of sexual violence who were given the opportunity to share their stories. Several survivors took to the stage, sharing poems, stories and emotional outpourings to a supportive audience. Everyone in the audience held lighted candles throughout the Speak OUT.The event attracted several dozen attendees.“I’m interested in hearing what survivors have to say,” said Lilly Taing, a sophomore majoring in health and humanity. “A lot of people can’t or don’t understand how [survivors] are feeling or dealing with their situation, and a lot of time people blame [the survivors].”Many survivors and supporters at the event advocated against victim-blaming, and created an encouraging environment for those who might blame themselves for the violence that had been committed against them.Maggie Deagon, a sophomore majoring in Spanish and health and humanity, noted these events are important for bringing awareness to sexual assault.“Events like this start a conversation about issues people might not be talking about otherwise,” Deagon said.Taing agreed that the event brought important coverage toward the issue.“Especially in front of Tommy Trojan, the center of campus, I think this event could cause students to take notice,” Taing said.Indeed, several passersby stopped to see why a crowd had gathered around Tommy Trojan, and found a strong audience of people supporting one another.After Speak OUT, the audience rose to walk together around campus with their lighted candles, letting their light take back the night from all the perpetrators of sexual assault.last_img read more