first_img International cooperation These achievements are the result of the international support El Salvador is receiving to fight drugs. On March 6, the U.S. ambassador to El Salvador, Mari Carmen Aponte, delivered vehicles, speedboats and technological equipment worth US$455,000 to support the GCC’s work. “The GCC represents an historic partnership between the U.S. government, the police and the Armed Forces, who are joining forces to combat transnational crime through counter-narcotics operations,” Aponte said at the time. The U.S. assistance to El Salvador is based on the Letter of Agreement for the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) of January 2009, which facilitates the GCC’s coordination with the Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-South), based in Key West in the U.S. state of Florida. The GCC also has collaborated with Operation Martillo, an effort led by the JIATF-South to neutralize transnational criminal organizations by limiting their ability to use Central America as a transit area, according to Viera Santamaría. “The operation is an example of working with partners to combat drug trafficking. Through all of its coordinated actions, the group cooperates indirectly with these regional efforts,” he said. During the past year, Operation Martillo has focused its efforts on the northwestern region of Honduras and northern Guatemala, according to the FAES. It’s believed 80% of the drugs smuggled into the U.S. pass through the northern regions of Honduras and Guatemala, according to FAES. “As a result of the work carried out by the Monitoring Center, El Salvador has not become a key drug trafficking area,” said Howard Cotto, the executive director of the National Anti-Drug Commission (CNA). “El Salvador isn’t a mandatory stop, but it’s an alternative.” Big achievements By Dialogo October 29, 2013center_img Since the formation of the GCC in March 2012, more than 500 kilograms of cocaine and marijuana worth an estimated US$12 million have been confiscated. On July 18, the GCC received information about the entry of a suspicious van with Costa Rican registration that was traveling from Nicaragua to Belize. The GCC quickly established a checkpoint – complete with military and police personnel and sniffer dogs – in the municipality of San Martín in the department of San Salvador to inspect the vehicle. They eventually found 460 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated worth of US$11.5 million. The driver of the van, Nicaraguan citizen Juan José Matamoros, 36, and Costa Rican José Francisco González, 34, were charged with international narco-trafficking and are awaiting trial. They are facing prison sentences of up to 15 years, according to Jorge Cortez, the chief prosecutor of the FGR’s Special Drug Trafficking Crimes Unit. On Aug. 20, residents of the Sihuapilapa village in the municipality of Teotepeque in the department of La Libertad, 52 kilometers southwest of San Salvador, notified the GCC that marijuana crops were hidden in a sorghum plantation, leading to the seizure of 667 marijuana plants. “We have strong evidence that the mountainous and remote areas of our country are being used to plant marijuana,” said an official of the PNC’s National Anti-Narcotics Division, whose identity was withheld in accordance with security protocols. “There is likely more in the area where this seizure took place.” SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – The Cuscatlán Joint Group (GCC), an interagency task force, is spearheading the effort to weaken the intricate narco-trafficking networks that use the country as an alternative route for shipping drugs into the United States. The primary mission of the GCC – made up of the National Civil Police (PNC), the Armed Forces of El Salvador (FAES) and the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) – is to fight the shipment of large quantities of drugs passing through the Central American nation. The Anti-Drug Monitoring Center (CMA) at the International Airport of El Salvador provides intelligence on the possible trafficking of narcotics into the country. This information is transferred to the Interagency Anti-Narcotics Operations Center (COAI), which plans operations against narco-traffickers that are carried out by the GCC. Authorities from the PNC, FAES, FGR, the Ministry of Finance, the Department of Immigration and the Interior Ministry’s Autonomous Executive Port Commission (CEPA) form the COAI. “[Thanks to the GCC], the procedures have been streamlined,” said Artillery Lt. Col. Luis Enrique Viera Santamaría, who represents the FAES within the GCC. “We used to have to wait for personnel from San Salvador to arrive with the equipment to transfer procedural information to other parts of the country. [Everything] is faster now because we have the appropriate technological equipment for the operations.” The GCC operates out of the Second Air Brigade in Comalapa in the south-central department of La Paz. last_img read more

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first_imgJose Mourinho said he has no interest in winning the “Fair Play Cup” and was pleased to see Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-min clash at half-time of the 1-0 win over Everton. Spurs captain Lloris and the South Korean were involved in a heated exchange on the way to the tunnel, which involved pushing and shoving, and had to be separated by team-mates. France goalkeeper Lloris appeared angry at Son’s perceived lack of effort, but they soon made up and were hugging on the pitch at the end of the game, celebrating three points that came courtesy of Michael Keane’s first-half own-goal. Mourinho said the spat should have taken place in the dressing room rather than on the pitch, but that is where his disapproval ended. “A team of good boys, a team of nice boys, the only thing they can win at the end of the season is the Fair Play Cup. Something I have never won and have no interest in winning that,” he said. “You have to have a certain characteristics. I don’t like a team without communication in a critical way. “What happened should not happen on the pitch, it should happen inside the dressing room, but I promise you my winning teams we had big fights, big fights in the team. “When I was arriving [in the dressing room] I saw the back of it, everything was over and they were hugging each other. In the last minute of the first half it ended with a Richarlison shot, Hugo thought that in that minute of the game attacking players should do a little bit more. “Hugo was arguing with Son and Son with him, I wanted to make sure the players understood I was happy with that. “When I told them that I think they realised that nothing was wrong.” Lloris also played down the incident, saying that the disagreement is part of football. He told Sky Sports: “It just belongs to the changing room. Outside you can say whatever you want. What happened is just part of football sometimes. “There is no problem at all, you could see after the game we were fine. I think to concede a chance a few seconds before half-time because we didn’t make a press annoyed me but yeah, that’s football.” That drama was the main talking point of an insipid game, settled by Keane’s first-half own goal. The win reignites Spurs’ European hopes as they move back into eighth ahead of a midweek round of Premier League fixtures. Everton never really threatened and only forced Lloris into routine saves in a defeat which damages their own European ambitions. They are four points behind Spurs in eighth, which could be enough to qualify for the Europa League, but boss Carlo Ancelotti has not given up hope. “It is more difficult but we are still there,” he said. “In five games we have three home games and two away, we have to fight until the end. read also:Premier League: Mourinho bites back at Arsenal jibe “We have less possibility after this defeat but nothing is lost. We have to keep the fighting spirit until the end. We have to be focused on the next game and focus on three points. “Where we lost the game was on the fight in the middle of the pitch. We lost a lot of second balls and we were not in total control of the game. “We competed until the end, we didn’t concede a lot of opportunities, but we didn’t have a lot of chances.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeTV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became Friends10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyeslast_img read more

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first_imgJAMSHEDPUR: Current Nigerian international Stephen Eze has put pen to paper for Jamshedpur Football Club, the team said in a statement on Thursday.This becomes the club’s sixth foreign signing and the second foreign centre-back along with the recently announced Peter Hartley. The 26-year-old player has represented the Nigerian national team 13 times since his debut in 2016. In May 2018, he was named in Nigeria’s preliminary 30-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, held in Russia. But he did not make it to the final 23. His Super Eagles side finished runner-up in the African Nations Championship in 2018 with Eze playing all six games. The defender has been playing with Lokomotiv Plovidiv in the Bulgarian top division for the past three seasons and comes off the back of a runner up finish in the 2019-20 football season. He won the Bulgarian Cup in the 2018-19 season with Lokomotiv and represented them in the Europa League 2019-20 in four games. The right-footed Eze is excellent in positioning and anticipation and calm while distributing the ball. His dominance in the air in defence as well as in the attacking third will be an asset for Jamshedpur. He is of high utility in attacking set pieces, which reflects in his three goals last season for Lokomotiv. IANSAlso Watch: Special Trains from September 12: Here are the Detailslast_img read more

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first_img18 February 2008South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has entered into a partnership with commercial aircraft maker Airbus to conduct research into new technologies and processes in the area of computational fluid dynamics (CFD).The CSIR said in a statement last week that the one-year agreement, with an approximate value of around R1.5-million, aims to research and define technologies in numerical modelling that can make an important contribution to the design of clean and efficient next-generation jetliners.The project forms part of Airbus’s research and technology partnership with South Africa, which was launched in 2006. Through the project, the CSIR is now a member of Airbus’s global research and technology network.The project will see South African aeronautics engineers playing a vital role in the development of mathematical software intended to aid Airbus in the design and manufacture of next-generation aircraft aimed at providing a more eco-efficient means of travel.Airbus research and technology senior vice president Axel Krein said the project demonstrated his company’s recognition of both the CSIR and South Africa’s capabilities in hi-tech engineering science and technology, adding that harnessing knowledge from around the world was the only answer to managing air transport growth while reducing its impact on the environment.“Computational mechanics is an extremely exciting field where the sky is no longer the limit, but the next frontier,” Krein said. “The CSIR believes it has a valuable contribution to make in furthering understanding and developing solutions in this science.”CSIR computational aerodynamics principal researcher Dr Arnaud Malan said it was the first time that Airbus was making use of the skills of his institution’s researchers, and was confident that it would be a mutually beneficial partnership.“This is a rapidly growing engineering field and is highly competitive,” Malan said. “In a nutshell, our research in this area of computational mechanics will help to enable the design of an aircraft in cyberspace.”During the course of the research project, CSIR researchers will make use of the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) – a Department of Science and Technology initiative that is managed by the CSIR’s Meraka Institute in cooperation with the University of Cape Town.SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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first_imgDiallo topped Smith 88-85 in the finale. Charlotte’s Miles Bridges and Atlanta’s John Collins went out in the first round.Smith leapfrogged Miami’s Dwyane Wade and took a lob from Stephen Curry to give himself a chance with his last dunk, getting a perfect score from the judges — and a round of boos from the crowd, many of whom weren’t that impressed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThat left Diallo as the night’s final participant.Diallo pulled off a dunk that will be talked about for years in the first round — dunking over O’Neal, hanging on the rim by his elbow, then tearing open his jersey to reveal a “Superman” shirt underneath. And then he plucked the ball from Quavo as he went airborne for the dunk that sealed the title. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethiopia’s Samuel Tefera sets indoor world record in 1,500m CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – FEBRUARY 16: Hamidou Diallo #6 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks during the AT&T Slam Dunk as part of the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend at Spectrum Center on February 16, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFPOklahoma City’s Hamidou Diallo is the NBA’s slam dunk champion.Going over Shaquille O’Neal in the first round, then getting a boost from rapper Quavo in the finale, Diallo soared to the crown by topping New York’s Dennis Smith Jr.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga townlast_img read more

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first_imgThe National Water Commission (NWC) is appealing to residents and business people in Negril to desist from purchasing water from illegal truck operators.NWC Vice President for Non Revenue Water and Energy Cost Reduction, Mark Blair, said that unauthorised persons are taking water from the NWC system and selling it for up to $10 per gallon.This, he said, is affecting the effective delivery of the commodity to drought-affected areas. In addition, he said, the company cannot guarantee the safety of the water provided by these trucks.Mr. Blair was addressing hoteliers and community stakeholders at a meeting held on Wednesday (April 3) at Breezes, Negril.The NWC reports that the police recently arrested several persons, who were illegally extracting water from NWC lines, and selling it out of trucks that might not be sterilised. The company says before it certifies any truck for water delivery, the carrier must go through a sterilisation process, to ensure the safety of the commodity. “There were eight to nine trucks lining up. There will never be any water going to West End once that is happening, because it is like creating a four-inch leak on the line, with the pumps dragging the water,” Mr. Blair lamented.He said that while he understands the needs, it is important that everyone cooperates to ensure the effective delivery of potable water during the drought period.“All of us, as stakeholders, have to work together to ensure that we cooperate with the Rapid Response teams,” the Blair urged.Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, also urged the residents to cooperate so that all can benefit.Dr. McNeill, who is also Member of Parliament for Western Westmoreland, said that measures are being put in place to get water to the drought-affected areas. Two additional water trucks have been assigned to the Negril area, and the Westmoreland Parish Council is stepping up its delivery efforts. “Work will continue, through the parish council, to get the water to the communities. The drought has been very difficult and we have been able to address some of the problems with the business sector, especially the tourism sector in Negril,” he stated.last_img read more

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LaVar Ball once said his son would only play for the Lakers. (Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)Nike executive George Raveling deemed outspoken basketball dad LaVar Ball the worst thing to happen to the sport during the last century and many are pointing out the negative in Raveling’s ways.A reporter for the SportsBusiness Journal tweeted remarks Nike’s Director of International Basketball made during the World Congress of Sports conference on Thursday, April 20.Wow, veteran Nike exec George Raveling on LaVar Ball: “The worst thing to happen to basketball in the last hundred years.” #sbjwcs— Michael Smith (@SmittySBJSBD) April 20, 2017Ball has been known as an advocate for his basketball-playing sons and Raveling noted that Ball’s son, Lonzo Ball, who is heading to the NBA after one season as a UCLA point guard, should be automatically admitted into heaven for putting up with his father, according to The Post Game.“Down the hall, to the left and have a suite, son,” Raveling said of Lonzo Ball’s entrance in the afterlife.LaVar Ball told USA Today in March he’s seeking a $1-billion marketing deal for Lonzo Ball and his two other sons, LiAngelo, who signed with UCLA, and LaMelo, who has committed to UCLA. LaVar Ball cited Nike among their considerations.“A billion dollars, it has to be there,” he said. “That’s our number, a billion, straight out of the gate. And you don’t even have to give it to me all up front. Give us $100 mil over 10 years.”Lavar Ball also has made waves for having his sons wear the family’s Big Baller Brand apparel during public appearances and at ball practice, which goes against NCAA policy.Basketball fans, some who are usually against LaVar Ball, sided with him and called out Raveling for profiting from young athletes.George Raveling has made a lot of money off poor kids. He’s got some nerve. Not a fan of Lavar, but he refuses to let his kids get pimped https://t.co/H6aFebZe9S— Noah Fence (@el_budget) April 20, 2017 The same George Raveling thats been taking advantage of young black men for decades? https://t.co/IUE6bu5QBW— Pas (@TheeSouthside) April 20, 2017 George Raveling & Nike should either pay Lonzo or stfu. Lavar is not doing anything wrong meanwhile Nike discriminates at all levels— frumpy (@frumpy14) April 21, 2017 @Krisplashed @SBNationNBA So are we not going to talk about George Raveling and his work competing with Sonny Vacarro, trying to buy kids through sneakers and camps?— Brian Shepard (@iambrianshepard) April 20, 2017 George Raveling has been taking money from Nike to pimp these kids for over 20+ years. He’s got some audacity https://t.co/WqrudFeIgZ— Acknickulous White (@SirSeriousBlack) April 20, 2017Several gave examples of worst things that have happened in [email protected] Hank Gathers, Donald Sterling, Len Bias, Malice in the Palice, Reggie Lewis, Kermit Washington, Tim Donaghy.Shut up, George.— Ikeyo (@Ikeyo_1985) April 20, 2017 George Raveling done made millions off these kids. now he wanna say something wen Ball tryna get his piece. https://t.co/2u0UUuXrQi— Jacquez Green (@JacquezGreen) April 20, 2017 A coach tried to smear one of his own players after he was murdered by another of his own players, but damn that Lavar Ball https://t.co/nEt3R0OeSs— David Steele (@David_C_Steele) April 20, 2017One shared an image of referee Tim Donaghy, who was involved in a 2007 NBA gambling [email protected] @OMFonWEEI ::Cough Cough:: pic.twitter.com/VNZEouzR4a— Jason Rossi (@JasonDRossi) April 20, 2017Some said Raveling simply needs to stay quiet.Athletes are controlled by the oligopoly of Nike, Adidas & Under Armour. These companies are fearing more athletes creating their own brands— Keland (@kelandx) April 21, 2017 read more

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first_img Related Items:JAS just another soldier, Jasmin S Walkin to run independent Jas is hailed as an overcomer, and today also released a detailed manifesto called, ‘TCI Road to Success’ which explains why he will leave the classroom to offer and what he sees as true visionary necessities for a modern TCI.  At the onset, Jas held a moment of silence for Conrad Howell, Clement Howell and National Hero Rt. Excellent JAGS McCartney. Providenciales, TCI, September 29, 2016 – Earlier today on the country’s 40th anniversary of historic electoral change, Jasmin S. Walkin says that he is reporting for duty as an independent candidate in the upcoming General Elections. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Under the banner and with the acronym JAS for Just Another Soldier, the North Caicos native makes the announcement at Occassions Ball Room at Airport Hotel.  The room is with media and a healthy audience, some clad in army fatigues with the ‘reporting for duty’ slogan emblazed upon them. Jas says “no more shortcuts.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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