Peru: Armed Forces, National Police Conduct Joint Operations Against Narcotrafficking

first_imgBy Eduardo Szklarz/Diálogo November 27, 2020 Peru’s Armed Forces and National Police (PNP, in Spanish) have joined efforts to combat narcotics and terrorism.The focus of the joint operations is the Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers Valley (VRAEM, in Spanish), a region where about 70 percent of the local cocaine is produced.On October 14, service members detained two narcotraffickers carrying 400 kilograms of drugs, two military rifles, a 9 mm pistol, and two portable communication devices in the town of Picha, Echarate district.Peru’s Armed Forces and National Police seized 400 kg of drugs in the town of Picha, Echarate district, on October 14, 2020. (Photo: Peruvian Ministry of the Interior)“This operation is the initial result of the Integrated Military Police Command’s first meeting in the VRAEM, held last weekend,” the Peruvian Defense and Interior ministries said in a joint statement.During a visit to the VRAEM on October 9, Peruvian Minister of the Interior César Gentille announced the unification of all police intelligence components into a single “integrated nucleus” to optimize police and military efforts against narcotrafficking and terrorism.“We must work in a synchronized and coordinated way to be more effective in our operations,” Minister Gentille told the press.The PNP also seized supplies for the manufacture of cocaine. On October 7, for example, agents arrested two individuals who carried 7,110 kg of sulfuric acid in a vehicle, in Huarochirí province.On October 4, the Armed Forces and the PNP carried out a joint operation in the vicinity of the Picha River basin, in La Convención province. “Law enforcement forces found 10 bags with about 420 kg of cocaine alkaloid,” the ministries of Defense and Interior indicated.On September 30, authorities deployed a Combat Engineering Squad and a security patrol to the Alto Picha sector, in Megantoni district, La Convención province. On site, service members destroyed a 700-meter clandestine airstrip and 40 barrels of light aircraft fuel, the Andina news agency reported.last_img read more

Luckbox appoints Quentin Martin as first operations lead

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Share Luckbox outlines final TSXV roadmap July 29, 2020 Recapitalised Luckbox calls for a recruitment drive  June 30, 2020 Share Related Articles Luckbox: How the return of live sport has affected esports betting July 10, 2020 Esports betting start-up Luckbox has confirmed the appointment of its first operations lead, hiring PokerStars’ Quentin Martin as Chief Operating Officer (COO).Seeking to launch its initial proprietary esports betting platform this 2018, Martin will be the key stakeholder in developing Luckbox’s operational framework supporting the firm’s future scale.Furthermore, Luckbox management detailed that Martin would lead the firm’s recruitment initiatives during Luckbox’s early start-up phase.“As a scale-up COO, my role is incredibly flexible and tough to define – essentially, everything that isn’t product, marketing, or finance based”. Quentin Martin commented on joining Luckbox.“I’m here to flesh out the rest of the organisation as and when we need new teams and to make sure we stay on track operationally. The job description could most accurately be described as ‘get stuff done!’.A seasoned industry executive, Martin joins Luckbox’s senior management team from PokerStars, where he most recently served as Head of Social Gaming (2014-2018).During his time at PokerStars, Martin has previously worked with Luckbox co-founders, Lars Lien and Mike Stevens.Preparing to make its debut in 2018, new industry incumbent Luckbox seeks to become the leading mass market bookmaker for esports enthusiast.“Luckbox is perfectly poised to create something big and I’m excited to be on board early and be a part of shaping our future,” Martin adds.last_img read more

King Visits WBKB News Studio in Honor of ‘National Dog Day’

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisReporter and anchor, Star Connor had an adorable surprise on Sunday. Connor brought her pet, King to the WBKB News studio in honor of ‘National Dog Day.’AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Stamas, Weir ready to address the issues if elected in NovemberNext Convicted Killer, Harold Morgan Sentenced to Life in Prisonlast_img

Palm Beach County issues new orders

first_imgPalm Beach county has issued two new executive orders.The first order is to shut down all non-critical businesses. For example, retail stores, and commercial operations. Those businesses are allowed minimal operations like payroll, security and online shopping as long as there are no customers in their stores.The first order does not shut down essential businesses like grocery stores, pharmacies, delivery businesses and day cares, with restrictions.The second order is to shut down all golf courses, and public parks.Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner said these new directives are not shelter-in-place. “Some may see this as a precursor to shelter-in-place. Some may not,” he said. “Those orders will be forthcoming depending on how the community reacts and abides by these current orders.”Kerner made sure to note that the city plans to hand out more executive orders.last_img read more

Steelers D comes up big in 17-9 win over Jaguars

first_imgBen Roethlisberger (7) and head coach Mike Tomlin chat on the sideline prior to an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Pittsburgh’s defense turned in its best performance of the season.Playing rookie Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars surely helped.Brice McCain returned an interception 22 yards for a touchdown, helping the Steelers overcome a mediocre offensive performance and beat the winless Jaguars 17-9 Sunday.McCain stepped in front of receiver Allen Hurns early in the fourth quarter, Bortles’ wobbly sideline pass and went untouched the other way.It was just what the Steelers (3-2) needed to gain a little breathing room in a game much tighter than they probably expected.The Jaguars (0-5) didn’t want a moral victory, but surely they will try to build on a close loss after dropping their past five games by double digits.Jacksonville was in this one from start to finish.Bortles, making his first start at home, completed 22 of 36 passes for 191 yards. He was hampered by several dropped passes – including three by Hurns – and a handful of untimely penalties.But the worst mistake was his fourth-quarter interception, which was his second of the game, fifth of the season and second returned for a touchdown.Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger had a costly fumble two plays before McCain’s pick. It came on one of Jacksonville’s four sacks, but worked out in Pittsburgh’s favor.Roethlisberger completed 26 of 36 passes for 273 yards, with a touchdown. His 1-yard scoring pass to tight end Michael Palmer put the Steelers up 10-3 late in the second quarter.Pittsburgh’s defense was solid all afternoon, holding Jacksonville to 243 yards. That was somewhat expected considering defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau’s track record against rookie quarterbacks. The Steelers improved to 18-2 against rookie QBs since LeBeau returned in 2004.The unit’s performance was quite a turnaround from last week’s debacle, when the Steelers allowed Tampa Bay to drive 46 yards for a game-winning touchdown in the final 40 seconds.Jacksonville’s defensive effort was more surprising.The Jaguars had been gouged in every game this season, giving up an average of 451 yards and 38 points in the first four weeks. Coach Gus Bradley made a couple of personnel changes, but insisted the unit’s better days were ahead.Jacksonville held Le’Veon Bell to 82 yards rushing on 15 carries and kept Antonio Brown and Heath Miller in check, too.Brown finished with five receptions for 84 yards, and Miller added three catches for 46 yards a week after hauling in a career-high 10 passes.Although the Jaguars fell to 0-5 for the second straight season, they have low expectations in the second year of a complete rebuild.They figure Bortles will learn from his mistakes, and he’s playing with one of the youngest teams in the league. Jacksonville started a season-high seven rookies, including six on offense.The inexperience showed, primarily with Hurns’ three drops, Bortles’ interception and holding/procedure calls on inexperienced offensive linemen.___AP NFL website: and read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week —Kootenay Volleyball Champs Wildcats

first_imgMallard’s Source for sports want to wish the Wildcats well with Team of the Week honours.Members of the Wildcats include, Mason Lockwood, Aslan Mackay, Jacob Bridger, Johnny Johnson, Dayman Grant, Bradley Spurge, Tom Verigin, Marco Slater, Oliver Cougur, Jesse Strong, Liam Stewart and coach Glen Campbell. Mount Sentinel Wildcats are currrently in the thick of the action at the BC High School A Boy’s Volleyball Championships in Abbotsford.The Cats, representing the West Kootenay zone at the 12-team tournament, started the day 2-0 in round robin play with wins over Fernie Falcons and Chemainus.last_img


first_imgBENJAMIN WARREN, WARREN’S VENEDA, WINNING OWNER/BREEDER: “Out of our 800 horses, that’s the best win, the biggest.” TRAINER QUOTES CRAIG LEWIS, WARREN’S VENEDA, WINNER: “I’ve been fortunate in my career to have a lot of good horses. I don’t know if there could ever be a better victory than when Cutlass Reality defeated back-to-back (Kentucky) Derby winners in the Hollywood Gold Cup (in 1988), Alysheba and Ferdinand. That one’s got to be in my mind forever.“Larry the Legend in the (1995) Santa Anita Derby; I’ve got some good moments, but this was definitely a good one. I was pretty confident that she was going to win but I didn’t think that she would be that dominating, because I thought the two Eastern fillies looked awful good on paper.“We’re thinking about (the $1.5 million) Charles Town Classic (against males on April 18). We’re going to have to take on some pretty tough boys, but she could be up to the task.” -30- JOCKEY QUOTEScenter_img MIKE McCARTHY, FOR TRAINER TODD PLETCHER, DAME DOROTHY, SECOND: “She didn’t get a very good trip into the first turn and down the backside.”NOTES: Winning owner/breeder Benjamin Warren is from Rialto, CA. This is Warren’s first Grade I win in 35 years in the business.             TYLER BAZE, WARREN’S VENEDA, WINNER: “I was very confident. I was on when she broke her maiden a few years ago.“She is so impressive. The last three times I’ve ridden her she just does things so easy. I haven’t got to the bottom of her yet. There’s so much horse under me and she just does what she needs to do to win. She goes out there and has fun and I just try to keep her happy. She takes me where she wants to go.“Usually, if you’re sitting mid-pack horses won’t flick their ears back and forth and just relax but she was flicking ’em back and forth and was totally relaxed. Craig tells me she’s only getting better and she proved it today.“Craig told me she’s been doing awesome coming into this race and I just ride her with a lot of confidence. She’s special. She’s named after Mr. Warren’s late wife so I know how special this is for him.” RAFAEL BEJARANO, DAME DOROTHY, SECOND: “She likes to be right there. I knew Cassatt and Uzziel were going to be the speed though, so I just wanted a nice break and was going to put her right into the race. I saw Uzziel kind of run off in the beginning so I tried to put a little separation between us. My filly doesn’t like a lot of dirt in her face so I tried to keep her close and just follow the speed.“I was clear in the stretch and she showed me a big kick; she’s still getting better.”last_img read more

To KYB, the Youngest Person in the Family

first_imgVeteran Liberian journalist, Kenneth Y. Best doing his signature dance move, days ahead of his 80th birthday. In honor of our father, Kenneth Y. Best, on his 80th birthday (October 28, 2018)Storytelling is your forte, that’s how we learned from youAnd it’s time for us today to give it back to you.Your smiles and frowns, uproarious laughs and disciplining stingsTaught us to weather ups and downs in honor of the KingThe Good Lord’s what you called him; indeed, He’s good to youWatching your journey with Him made us want to trust Him too.And then there is your girlfriend. I think her name’s Mae GeneThe things you two’ve been through, the faint of heart can only dream.Starting two different papers in two sovereign states,Giving people a voice, putting your lives at stake.And ours, for that matter. How could the two of you?!But that you did to show us “the world’s bigger than you.”We hold this lesson close and it guides us through our daysAs we give time and talent to show others the way.And we will not give up, because you never do;You leave us no excuse, when we ask, “What would Daddy do?”Daddy would look at Mommy, they both would smileAnd tell us, “stand your ground and walk another mile.”Your stomach for adversity and your iron willTo make Liberia daily a better country still,We hope we can inherit in these trying timesAs we each do our part our country to refine.Your work is not yet finished, Lord knows you won’t retireSo, while you’re still around, we’ll just keep basking in your fire.Love you, Pumpkin!Your OffspringShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Inch Island residents affected by water outage

first_imgHomes, businesses and farms in the Inch Island area of Inishowen are without water this morning due to a burst water main.The issue is affecting properties in Inch Island, Magherabeg and surrounding areas.Irish Water crews are currently working on the burst. It is expected that the repairs will be completed by 4.30pm today (Tuesday). Supply may take 2-3 hours to fully return to all affected properties.Inch Island residents affected by water outage was last modified: October 22nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Andrew Bogut to start in Warriors’ return

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!SAN ANTONIO – The man has not played an NBA game in almost a year. He has not fully completed a practice, let alone a morning shootaround. And he has spent the past weekend flying from Australia, the Bay Area and then down here.And yet Bogut will start when the Warriors (47-21) visit the San Antonio Spurs (41-29) on Monday with DeMarcus Cousins nursing a sore …last_img