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Colombian National Navy Seizes Semisubmersible

first_img During maritime control operations, National Navy units seized a semisubmersible in the Colombian Pacific, about 60 nautical miles to the west of the Naya River’s mouth, which borders Valle del Cauca and Cauca districts. The operation was carried out by air and land units belonging to the National Navy’s “Poseidón” Task Force against Drug Trafficking, which seized the self-propelled semisubmersible that was approximately 15 meters long and three meters wide with a capacity to transport up to four tons of cocaine cocaine hydrochloride. The semisubmersible vessel, which apparently belonged to criminal gangs for drug trafficking, was found adrift in open waters, without a crew or cargo. According to preliminary reports, the vessel was to be loaded at that location, before continuing its trip to Central America. It is the first semisubmersible seized in 2013 by the National Navy, after eight similar vessels were seized in 2012. Including this seizure, 82 illegal artifacts have been either seized or neutralized since 1993, when the first drug trafficking semisubmersible was confiscated. The National Navy will continue developing offensive operations on a permanent basis, with the goal of neutralizing logistic structures of illegal organizations and their entire production chain to transport drugs. By Dialogo January 10, 2013last_img read more

Jericho Quadrangle Bomb Threat Probed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau police investigated a bomb threat at Jericho Quad on Friday, April 19, 2013.Nassau County police are investigating a bomb threat that was phoned into the Jericho Quadrangle office complex, prompting its evacuated for a search Friday morning.A police spokeswoman said the caller claimed there was a package in the building at 10:15 a.m. but officers on the scene found nothing in both 200 and 300 Jericho Turnpike. Hundreds of workers waited outside for more than two hours during the search.“It’s probably nothing,” said one Optimum Online employee. “No body knows anything, it’s all hearsay.”Police entered both buildings with bomb-sniffing dogs but did not let the employees back in at first.“There are still cops around,” said another Optimum Online employee who was standing under the shaded walkway in the back of the building parking lot. “I don’t like the idea of it.”Police eventually let the workers back into the office building after they officially concluded that there was no threat.The investigation is continuing. Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

I Didn’t Google Clare’s Contestants

first_imgUs confirmed in August that Tayshia arrived in Palm Springs to meet Clare’s suitors after the 39-year-old Sacramento resident accepted a proposal from Dale Moss within the first two weeks of filming. After months of speculation, Tayshia made her first appearance during the Thursday, November 5, episode of The Bachelorette after Clare and Dale, 32, got engaged.“I couldn’t have asked for, like, a better group of men. I’ve always said that I want an older, more mature man that has depth and all of these guys have exactly that,” Tayshia gushed to Us. “It was, like, perfect.”The Bachelor season 23 contestant, however, admitted that she had her doubts when ABC first called her to take over because the remaining men were picked specifically for Clare.- Advertisement – “Every single guy really reassured me that they were so happy and excited. And once I had that confidence, I was like, ‘OK, I got this.’ But there were some guys, yes, that were still having feelings for Clare,” she said. “And so we talked about that as well.”The Bachelorette airs on ABC Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants “Naturally, that’s a hesitation you have. The guys knew that it was going to be Clare, and I didn’t know if they were going to be accepting or if they were willing to open their hearts,” she told Us. “If they had fallen in love, like, I didn’t know what was going on. So, it was definitely a hesitation.”Tayshia teased that Bachelor Nation will see her confront the men about any leftover feelings for Clare on the Tuesday, November 10, episode.- Advertisement – It may have been love at first Instagram stalk for Clare Crawley, but Tayshia Adams claims she didn’t do research on The Bachelorette season 16 contestants before she took over for the hairstylist.“When I was in quarantine, I didn’t think that this phone call was ever going to come. … I did look at the guys once they were first announced for Clare, but that was, like, months and months ago,” the 30-year-old former phlebotomist exclusively told Us Weekly on Monday, November 9. “I didn’t really have the chance to look at them before. And I’m glad I didn’t, to be honest.”A Cue From Clare? Tayshia Adams Reveals Whether She Cyberstalked Her SuitorsCraig Sjodin/ABC- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

The premiere of a new CNTB promotional video at the WTM fair in London

first_imgFrom November 06 to 08, 2017, the World Travel Market begins (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry held in London for the 38th time.The WTM fair is held every year in London and is the largest business tourism fair in the world, with 5500 exhibitors from 180 countries and visited annually by more than 50 tourism professionals, tourism ministers and other close departments and media representatives. Last year, according to estimates, tourism worth a total of around 2.5 billion pounds was contracted within WTM, and this fair marks the beginning of the “official” season of fair appearances, as well as other types of promotional activities with the aim of preparing the next tourist year.On the occasion of the WTM fair, the Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian National Tourist Board will present a new Croatian promotional tourist video. The presentation will be held at WTM, at the stand of the Croatian National Tourist Board during the Wine & Cheese gathering on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, starting at 17:30 p.m. The new promotional video was shot at various recognizable locations in Croatia and features 10 celebrities from the world of sports and art. In addition to well-known Croatian destinations, the video also aims to promote other forms of offer, such as cultural and historical heritage, eno-gastronomy, active vacation, nautical, natural beauty and other segments of Croatian tourism.Also, in addition to the premiere of the video, Croatia should present itself with new promotional stands, ie the concept and creative solution of appearing at tourist fairs.See the full description of the selected concept here The 11th edition of the November 7 UNWTO / WTM Ministerial Summit, entitled “Overtourism: Growth is Not an Enemy, But How We Manage It”, will address issues such as managing and measuring the impact of tourism or the role of the private sector in promoting tourism as an effective instrument for achieving sustainable development goals. As UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai said.Growth is not the enemy. Growing numbers are not enemies. Growth is the eternal story of humanity. The growth of tourism can and should lead to economic progress, jobs and resources to finance environmental protection and preservation of cultures, as well as community development and needs for progress that are not otherwise available. “This year, the Croatian tourist offer will be presented at a stand of 280 m2, where, in addition to the Croatian Tourist Board, 25 co-exhibitors will present their offer.For more information on WTM in London, see hereRelated news:IF AT LEAST A TIE WAS A CROATIAN PRODUCT, THE WHOLE WORLD WOULD KNOW ABOUT CROATIAlast_img read more

Business Expectations Survey

first_imgThe Croatian Chamber of Commerce is conducting a Business Expectations survey, which will enable us to forecast business cycles in the economy based on the experience of entrepreneurs.The aim of the survey is to draw attention, ie to warn the competent institutions and the public in a timely manner of short-term changes in economic trends and upcoming challenges, ie limiting factors that businessmen face in doing business. “The survey consists of several simple and short questions about the forecast of key business indicators such as income, investment, number of employees, forecast of general business conditions and the biggest challenges, ie limiting factors. Business expectations are modeled on the world’s most recognized research of this kind and will be conducted twice a year”Point out from the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.Given that entrepreneurs ’responses will be the basis for developing guidelines to improve the business and entrepreneurial climate, this is an opportunity to give your suggestions and opinions in an argumentative and constructive way, not just on Facebook, from which there is no effect. The survey is active until November 24, 2017, and can be found at the following link: Business Expectations Surveylast_img read more

Jamie Redknapp: Mikel Arteta needs to sort behaviour issues of Arsenal duo Mesut Ozil & Granit Xhaka

first_img Comment Ljungberg was furious with Ozil for his reaction to be substituted (Picture: AFP)‘Managers and their sidekicks react differently to defeats.‘Years ago, when my dad would lose matches, my mum would tell me to stay out of his way.‘So let’s see how Arteta does, now he is the one in the hotseat.’ There has been outbursts from Ozil and Xhaka this season (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta has to address a culture problem at Arsenal, according to Jamie Redknapp.While performances at Arsenal have been dismal this season, there has also been individual outbursts from key Gunners, like Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil.Freddie Ljungberg was furious with Ozil’s reaction to be substituted in the defeat to Manchester City and Redknapp warned new head coach Arteta about the deeper issue at Arsenal.‘Could you imagine Granit Xhaka doing what he did towards Arsenal fans, or Mesut Ozil kicking his gloves in anger, if Pep Guardiola or Jurgen Klopp were in charge at Arsenal? No, me neither,’ Redknapp wrote in the Daily Mail.ADVERTISEMENT Arteta has a huge task on his hands to turn Arsenal around (Picture: Getty)‘Players get away with too much at that club and new manager Mikel Arteta has a culture problem to solve.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Arteta talked about being ‘ruthless’ at his unveiling on Friday evening and that is what he has to be.’Arteta was confirmed as Arsenal’s new permanent coach last week and watched from the stands at Goodison Park as Arsenal drew 0-0 against Everton.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Spaniard took his first training session on Sunday and joins Arsenal having served as Pep Guardiola’s No.2 at City.‘Being a No 2 is a world away from being a No 1,’ Redknapp said.‘Arteta now has to make the big decisions, nurture players, talk to the press, take defeats on the chin. Everton v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta first press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 15:44FullscreenEverton v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta first press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Arsenal ready to make Kevin Volland Mikel Arteta’s first signingMORE: Mikel Arteta warned he may be forced to sell Arsenal stars Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette Jamie Redknapp: Mikel Arteta needs to sort behaviour issues of Arsenal duo Mesut Ozil & Granit Xhaka Coral BarryMonday 23 Dec 2019 9:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.4kShares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

AP1 awards $400m global high-yield mandate to Hermes

first_imgAP1 was now working on legal documents with two other managers that could not yet be named, Chammas said.Chammas and Tina Rönnholm, portfolio manager responsible for external high-yield investments at AP1, said: “We share the same belief [as Hermes Investment Management] around our duty of delivering strong returns to our stakeholders, including considering the impact on society as a whole.”They said the Hermes team was very advanced in the way it integrated environmental, social and governance issues in its core investment process.“Their innovative approach of pricing ESG risks in terms of spread in their fundamental credit analysis is leading in the industry,” Chammas and Rönnholm said.Fraser Lundie and Mitch Reznick, co-heads of credit at Hermes Investment Management, described AP1 as innovative and forward-thinking.“Clearly they, like us, believe that creditors have as much interest as shareholders in seeing companies’ ESG practices improve and that active engagement can facilitate those improvements,” the two men said.The investment manager – which is wholly owned by the BT Pension Scheme – said its credit team put a high priority on combining investing with engagement to improve outcomes for investors, the company and its employees, all stakeholders and the environment. Sweden’s first national pensions buffer fund AP1 has awarded a $400m (€338m) high yield bond mandate to Hermes Investment Management.AP1, which manages SEK323bn (€33.9bn) of assets for the state pension system, said it was adding the global high-yield bond investments to its portfolio to increase geographical diversification of the asset type.The pension fund put out a tender last December to find investment managers to run three high-yield bond strategies – global high yield, US high yield and European high yield.Majdi Chammas, head of external management at AP1, told IPE that Hermes was the second global high-yield manager it had picked for these mandates, after taking on TOBAM for the asset class in April.last_img read more

Santos confirms major oil and gas resource in Dorado

first_imgAustralian energy giant Santos has informed that the Dorado-2 appraisal well has confirmed a major oil and gas resource in the Bedout Basin, offshore Western Australia, which significantly de-risks a future development.MMA Coral supporting the Santos Drilling Campaign of the Noble Tom Prosser rig offshore Australia. Source: MMA OffshoreThe Dorado-2 appraisal well, located in WA-437-P, was spud at the beginning of May 2019, using the Noble Tom Prosser jack-up rig.Santos is the operator of WA-437-P with an 80% interest and Carnarvon Petroleum is its partner with a 20% interest.The well was drilled down-dip approximately two kilometers from the Dorado-1 discovery and encountered 85 meters of net reservoir in the primary Caley Formation.Santos said on Thursday that, as expected, an oilwater contact was intersected at 4,003 meters measured depth, with 40 meters of net oil pay encountered. An additional 11 meters of pay was encountered in the Upper Caley sands. Preliminary wellsite analysis indicates this upper zone is oil-bearing, but is subject to further analysis to confirm the hydrocarbon phase.Santos added that a further 32 meters of net pay was encountered in the underlying Baxter and Milne sandstones, with no fluid contacts intersected. Both sands are currently interpreted to be gas bearing, although similar to the Upper Caley, the Milne hydrocarbons will require further analysis to confirm the hydrocarbon phase. The well result has increased confidence in the presence of large hydrocarbon columns in the Baxter and Milne reservoirs, which should result in a significant increase in gas resources relative to pre-drill estimates, said Santos.Wireline pressure testing has confirmed that all the reservoirs are in pressure communication with the equivalent intervals in Dorado-1, mitigating one of the key pre-drill risks to a future development. Hydrocarbons have also been recovered from each reservoir interval via wireline sampling. Initial indications are that fluid compositions are similar to the light oils and gases that were sampled in Dorado-1, where condensate yields ranged from 190 to 245 barrels per million standard cubic feet in the Upper Caley, Crespin and Milne Formations, and from 70 to 90 barrels per million standard cubic feet in the Baxter Formation. Santos Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Gallagher said: “This is a great result which indicates the Dorado discovery is larger than anticipated and which significantly de-risks a future development.”“The value of the discovery is greatly enhanced by the high quality reservoirs and fluids and the shallow-water setting, which should facilitate a cost-competitive development,” Gallagher said.“Dorado opens a new basin with high prospectivity in permits where Santos has a high equity position and rich exploration inventory with potential to substantially grow the resource base.”“Acquisition of a major new seismic survey, the Keraudren 3D survey, is in progress to mature additional exploration opportunities for drilling along this significant hydrocarbon resource play,” Gallagher said.Once wireline logging operations are completed, the well will be plugged and abandoned as planned, and the rig will move to the Roc South-1 exploration well before returning to drill Dorado-3.Carnarvon Managing Director Adrian Cook said: “The Dorado-2 well was very important to Carnarvon because of its potential to transition the company into a significant producer in the future. This highly successful result makes this a very tangible reality.“Dorado has been proven to be a world class resource, located in an ideal jurisdiction and operated by a quality partner. The Joint Venture can now confidently continue with its plans for a fast-tracked Caley oil development and a more substantial full field development, which is expected to incorporate the Roc discovery, on a staged basis.“Overall, I’m very pleased with the result from this well and incredibly excited for the future of our company.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options. Dorado discovery ‘larger than anticipated’last_img read more

Exposed: Human trafficking happening right here in NZ

first_imgKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox. Experts are worried an app described as “Tinder for teens” is leaving Kiwi kids open to exploitation.Immigration NZ has launched an industry-wide investigation into massage therapy businesses and parlour. The Herald is aware of raids and a closure.Sex workers overseas are being recruited on Asian chat sites and told New Zealand is where they can make $1000 a day.Migrant sex workers who come here are encountering violence, blackmail and slave-like working conditions, including working 14 hours a day and having to be available at all times.Training programmes are being proposed as a direct response to trafficking – one for restaurant owners on how to be good employers and one for hospitality workers on how to spot child exploitation.“Modern slavery is hidden in plain sight,” Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway told the Herald.“Individuals with information . . . may be apprehensive about contacting authorities for assistance, for example due to fear of reprisals,” he said.”Although it is very difficult to detect these crimes, we know it is happening.”Lees-Galloway has called for an inquiry into worker exploitation, and proposals will be presented to Cabinet for consideration within the next few months.He said he was in the process of receiving advice from officials, as well as figures and details on cases known, which would help him create the framework for the review.A new plan to prevent trafficking, which would include slavery and forced labour, was also underway and would be released later this year, Lees-Galloway said.Meanwhile, the Restaurant Association is surveying its members on the extent of exploitation in the industry. The research will include checking how widespread cases of workers being underpaid are.It is also hoping to introduce an accreditation system where restaurant owners would be trained to be good employers to avoid trafficking.And a local group dedicated to preventing child prostitution, Ecpat Child Alert NZ, is appealing to those in the hospitality industry to adopt a set of guidelines, used by Uber drivers in the US, which trains workers to spot signs of child sex trafficking.READ MORE: NewsTalk ZB 16 April 2018Family First Comment: No surprises, unfortunately, when prostitution is decriminalised and legitimised At least three investigations probing the scale of human trafficking in New Zealand are underway as examples of restaurant workers being underpaid and sex workers being blackmailed come to light.The cases are revealed as part of a Herald investigation into human trafficking, which is defined as the movement, deception or coercion of people for the purpose of exploitation.We can also reveal:last_img read more

Lady Wildcats Spikers Battle Lady Lions In Season Opener

first_imgThe Franklin County Lady Wildcats lost our season opener to the Rushville Lady Lions tonight in 3 sets. 25-16, 25-20, 25-23‘We got off to a slow start but had great intentions of coming out on top with all 3 sets. We just didn’t come together tonight as we do in practice. Some might say first game jitters. I think we need to get a little more vocal on the court myself. I know this group of girls has the potential to do great things!’ Wildcats Coach Jill Mergenthal.Charlotte Barrett had 1 ace serve, 4 kills and 3 digs. Rachel Bischoff had 1 ace serve, 1 kill and 2 digs. Jalynn Rogers had 1 ace serve and 4 digs. Makyah Richardson had 2 kills and 1 block. Rae Ertel had 1 kill. Kelly Layton had 2 kills, and 4 assists. Audrey Reister had 1 kill and 2 assists. We are at home again Tuesday, Aug. 20th against Hagerstown. JV begins at 5:30 and Varsity follows. Come out and cheer on your Lady Cats!! We Are FC!!!Franklin County JV opened up their season last night facing EIAC opponent Rushville. The girls started strong winning the match in 2 sets. 25-24, 25-19We had a strong front row with kills coming from Jenna Bruns, Josie Rolfes, Alex Gillman, and Meredith Hoff. Meredith Hoff also gave us a run of 12 serves with 3 aces in the second set. I can’t wait to see what this team can do this year. Tonight we take on Hagerstown at home at 5:30! We are FC!Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Logan Allen.The FC Freshman Wildcats won their opening game tonight against the Rushville Lions in two sets! Leading the team in aces was Kassidy Schell with 5, Kiersten Schell with 3, and Lauren Stacy with 2. Kayla Baker had 3 digs and Macy Crain has 2 kills. The team worked hard for their win, and I’m excited to see where we go from here! We are FC!Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Jessica Baker.last_img read more