Colombian, Guatemalan Armed Forces Neutralize Narco-plane Coming from Venezuela

first_imgBy Juan Delgado/Diálogo September 30, 2020 In late July, The Colombian Air Force (FAC, in Spanish), during a combined operation with the Guatemalan Air Force and Army, neutralized a light aircraft coming from Venezuela carrying more than 2 tons of cocaine. According to an August 6 press release from the FAC, the aircraft was intercepted in Petén department, Guatemala.“As a result of the combined operation, 2,107 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride were seized,” the FAC said in the statement.The operation was carried out on the night of July 25, when the FAC’s National Air Defense System detected an illicit flight over the Caribbean Sea. FAC airplanes immediately took off to intercept the aircraft and block its entry into Colombian airspace, the FAC stated. The aircraft was forced to change course, while the information was shared with the Guatemalan Air Force in order to move the combined operation forward and capture the aircraft, which finally landed in Guatemala.The aircraft, according to the FAC’s statement, had begun its itinerary in Mexico, then stopped in Venezuela, and was attempting to return to Central America.Similar incidentIn early July, a similar incident happened in Mexico, when Mexican security forces neutralized an aircraft carrying an illegal shipment that made an emergency landing on a road in Quintana Roo state. According to the Venezuelan news site Primer Informe, the jet was coming from Maracaibo, Venezuela.The Mexican Defense Department said in a press release that a truck was intercepted near the aircraft with about 390 kg of cocaine, “presumably coming from the illicit aircraft.”Notable resultsThe FAC’s 3rd Air Combat Command, responsible for safeguarding the airspace of the departments on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, has achieved notable results so far in 2020, the FAC said in a report published on August 21.“During 2020, despite the pandemic, it has been possible to consolidate important results during joint and coordinated operations, with a total of 104 captures, the seizure of 51,328 kg of cocaine hydrochloride and 1,796 [kg] of marijuana, weakening these illicit economies that are the main source of other illegal activities in the region,” the FAC said.In an interview with the Guatemalan newspaper Prensa Libre on August 21, Colonel Juan Carlos de Paz, Guatemalan Army spokesperson, said that the Army had seized 7,349 kg of drugs so far in 2020. The officer added that authorities had disabled 15 clandestine airstrips and secured 23 aircraft.last_img read more

CFPB plows ahead with public consumer complaint database

first_imgIndustry vows to halt publishing unverified, anonymous Trey GarrisonDespite numerous objections from the mortgage finance industry and some basic reasoning that publishing unvetted, anonymous complaints on a government website could be problematic, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is moving ahead with its plan for opening its consumer complaint database to the public.When consumers submit a complaint to the CFPB, they now have the option to share their version of the interaction on the CFPB’s public-facing Consumer Complaint Database.Businesses complained about will have little recourse to respond to or deny the complaints, and could face sanctions for violating financial privacy if they post consumer-specific evidence that is contrary to the claim.Under the proposed plan, the CFPB employs no mechanism to verify the complaints, beyond that there was an interaction between the complaining party and the company named. This action marks the second time in recent memory the regulatory agency has moved ahead on an initiative despite industry concerns. It has kept its mortgage tracker tool up despite numerous problems cited by the industry. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

From next year, PP Papuk will introduce a new price list and individual tickets in Jankovac

first_img2017, the year is certainly one of the most significant for Papuk Nature Park. This year, the Park celebrates its coming of age, and it has been 10 years since Papuk became the first geopark in Croatia under UNESCO protection. A record attendance of the Park was achieved, and several projects co-financed by European funds are in progress, among which the most significant is the Geo Stories project of the UNESCO Geopark.And in order for PP Papuk to be able to develop well and sustainably as well as additionally invest in tourist infrastructure, in accordance with the growing number of visitors, in the area of ​​Papuk Nature Park from next year a new price list is applied and individual tickets are introduced in Jankovac. existing prices for organized groups and expert guides.In addition to nature protection, which is primary, the Park has so far invested heavily in the construction of tourist infrastructure that has been enriched and improved with the aim of improving standards in this protected area in providing services to visitors. Considering that so far only organized groups (HRK 25,00 adults, HRK 20,00 children, mountaineers and pensioners) have paid for the ticket in the entire area of ​​the Park, the Institution, in order to equalize the status of visitors, introduces payment of individual tickets from next year only for Jankovac Forest Park area, and the ticket price will be a symbolic 10,00 kuna, while children will be provided with free entry. The ticket price will include a tourist tour of the Count’s Trail with expert accompaniment and a promotional flyer. The new price list also includes completely new educational programs adapted to the needs of different categories of our visitors. Primary and secondary school students in Požega-Slavonia and Virovitica-Podravina counties will continue to enjoy the beauties of Jankovac on more acceptable terms, and in the coming period a similar cooperation is planned with schools from all five Slavonian counties.Jankovac Forest Park – the strongest tourist assetThe strongest tourist asset is certainly the Jankovac Forest Park, which this year attracts the largest number of visitors. Jankovac is one of the most beautiful mountain valleys, rich in cold springs and clear streams, surrounded by centuries-old letters of the Slavonian forest. “Through multimillion investments made in the past in the wider area of ​​the Papuk Nature Park, and especially in the Jankovac Forest Park, as well as through more than 20 million kuna that we will invest in the next two years in Jankovac, this future symbolic fee gives our visitors a lasting contribution to the protection and preservation of nature in the area of ​​our largest Slavonian pearl, which we must preserve for all future generations ” said Alen Jurenac, director of the Park.The largest realized infrastructure project so far is the Jankovac Eco-point facility. Visitors are thus provided with a hall with 40 seats for various presentations, conferences and educational programs. The building has a souvenir shop and toilets that visitors can use for free, so that the Eco Point fully meets all the needs of modern tourists. “I have been visiting foreign and domestic mountains for more than forty years and I can say from experience that I have paid for a ticket or some form of payment for my stay in many places. Somewhere it is accompanied by good infrastructure in the field, and somewhere by professional and other logistics. Within the boundaries of the Papuk Nature Park, according to the current price list, a “mountaineering” individual ticket has been paid for in the entire protected area at a price of HRK 20,00. Now that individual will pay 10 kuna and only in the area of ​​the Jankovac Forest Park, and the tour outside that area is free. It is time for other parts of the Papuk Nature Park and the Papuk Geopark to start being valorized”Said Miroslav Mesić, nature conservationist in the Park.With this project and the new tourist infrastructure, Papuk Nature Park wants to enable quality coexistence of man and nature, put protected areas in the function of sustainable development and raise the tourist potential of this protected area for the benefit of the local community.last_img read more

New lease liability rules threaten company profits

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House Rules prize property for sale

first_img14 Sea Beach Way, ToogoomONE of the stars of Channel Seven’s House Rules renovation program is going under the hammer next weekend.The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house at 14 Sea Beach Way, Toogoom was the holiday home giveaway prize for viewers during the 2015 series. 14 Sea Beach Way, ToogoomMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours ago“They have moved back to South Australia and want to buy a house,” she said.“So it’s a big of pressure.“I just hope it sells on the day and if it doesn’t, I’m sure it’ll sell straight after.”The beachside home would make the ideal holiday rental, according to Ms Drewsen.“It is fully-furnished right down to the knives and forks,” she said.“I manage holiday rentals too and I know this would just go off.“All you’ve got to do is pack your bags and you’re there.” 14 Sea Beach Way, Toogoom is being sold fully-furnished.Metro Auctions auctioneer David Holmes said he’s expecting a large turnout at the auction.“Harvey Bay is very much a lifestyle destination,” Mr Holmes said.“We envision probably a more mature buyer, perhaps downsizers, even retirees looking for an exceptionally presented home with all the mod-cons.“Having it too in the afternoon means we can access people who are travelling there for the auction.”The auction of 14 Sea Beach Way, Toogoom is scheduled for Sunday, February 19 at 2pm.center_img House Rules 2015 contestants Ryan and Marlee. Picture: Channel SevenTrucked from the Sunshine Coast to Hervey Bay, contestants were given a week to transform the house which was won by a South Australian couple as part of the show’s nightly competition. Toogoom Beach Realty principal Margarita Drewsen said the owners decided to sell after returning to SA.last_img read more

Pavia local arrested for improvised gun

first_imgILOILO City – A resident of Barangay Pandac, Pavia, Iloilo was nabbed for possessing an improvised gun. Police caught 32-year-old Adrian Jornadal carrying a 12-guage shotgun loaded with several bullets around 9 p.m. on July 11, a police report showed. Jornadal did not have the valid documents proving his legal ownership of the weapon, the report added.Detained in the lockup cell of the Pavia municipal police station, the suspect faces charges for violation of Republic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act./PNlast_img read more

Scholes compares Pogba with Liverpool legend

first_img “I played a bit with Paul and everyone knows the talent he’s got,” Scholes told the UTD Podcast. “He’s been brilliant for Juventus, brilliant for France in the World Cup and really good at times here [Manchester United] as well. read also:Fernandes: Man Utd still believe in Pogba “He can do everything as a midfield player and you’d probably liken him to Steven Gerard with the pace, the power, the skill. He can do absolutely everything.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has compared Paul Pogba to former Liverpool ace Steven Gerrard. Paul Pogba Pogba has been at United since 2016, but he has failed to set the world alight after that big money move. Yet Scholes sees a lot of Gerrard in Pogba, and hopes he can find his best form during the rest of the season.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content6 Best Supercars In Movies You’ll Dream To Drive At Least OnceWorld’s Most Delicious Foods7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 6 Iconic Supercar MoviesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketBest Car Manufacturers In The Worldlast_img read more

Dunne deal for QPR

first_img The 33-year-old left Villa Park at the end of his previous deal and moves to Rangers on a free transfer, becoming R’s manager Harry Redknapp’s second summer signing after Danny Simpson moved from Newcastle at the start of the month. Dunne, who has also played for Everton and Manchester City in the Barclays Premier League, will compete with the likes of Clint Hill, Anton Ferdinand and Nedum Onuoha as Redknapp looks to steer the club back to the top flight at the first time of asking. QPR have completed the signing of Ireland international defender Richard Dunne, with the former Aston Villa man penning a one-year deal at Loftus Road. Capped 77 times by his country, Dunne will provide vital experience given the fact QPR have recently sold Christopher Samba back to Anhzi and Dunne admits he is looking forward to helping the club launch a successful promotion campaign. “I’ve been very close to signing for Harry on a couple of occasions and the opportunity to work with him really appealed to me. Players want to play for Harry and I’m no different,” he said. “I know the club didn’t have a good season last term, but – having spoken to Harry, as well as Tony (Fernandes) – there’s a real determination to bounce back into the Premier League, which is where we all want to be. “I’ve played in the Championship and won it with Manchester City, so hopefully my experience will benefit the team over the course of the season. It’s a good challenge for me and one I’m very excited about.” Redknapp enthused about the quality possessed by Dunne but also admitted if his recent injury problems return the club retain the right to cancel the contract. “This is a great signing for us,” Redknapp said. “He’s a top-class defender and a great guy. He’s a good character and just what we need. He was City’s Player of the Year four years running, and he will be fantastic at this football club. He’s exactly the type I’m looking for. “Obviously he had his problems last season with the injury but there’s an agreement in place that if he breaks down, the contract can be ended. He’s confident he’ll be okay and from our point of view, if he doesn’t have any problems with it then we’ve just signed a very, very good centre-half.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Martinez: No new bids for Everton duo

first_img Martinez told Sky Sports News: “Not at all. And I know that probably that’s not something that you want to hear but it’s clearly what it’s been in the last two or three weeks. “Everyone is really focused to try to fight for that starting spot at the beginning of the season. The competitive level in this group is quite impressive. “I wouldn’t want to stop the speculation, I do think the speculation is healthy. “If we’ve got clubs talking about our players, I’ll take it as a compliment because the players have been impressing and doing really well. “But we are in a great position financially and we want to start the season with the best possible squad that we have, and for that we have to work extremely hard.” Asked if he was surprised the club have not received another bid for Baines, Martinez added: “The last concern I have is what other clubs are doing.” Everton have not received any fresh bids for Leighton Baines or Marouane Fellaini, according to manager Roberto Martinez. Left-back Baines was the subject of an offer from Manchester United last month while Fellaini has also been linked with a move to Old Trafford to join former Everton boss David Moyes. There have been rumours that Moyes will return with an improved offer for Baines but Martinez, who succeeded the Scot in the Goodison hotseat, insists that has not yet been the case. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Martin proud after play-off triumph

first_img “To lead a team out at Wembley and then to lead them up the steps to pick up the trophy, it’s the proudest moment of my career and I don’t think that will be topped. “It’s special to go up the steps at Wembley, it’s the stuff you dream of and fortunately I’ve been able to do that as captain. “You dream about stuff like that as a kid and just talking about it makes you feel a bit emotional seeing the yellow and green out there as you go up the steps – but to lift the trophy at Wembley, that was a cup final out there. “It’s an emotional day. I think after last year it is a bit of redemption. We’ve had our naysayers and our doom mongers this year but we’ve got through all that as a team, a squad – the staff as well. “I think the football club this year has been more together than ever to prove people wrong and get back to where we belong and thankfully we’ve done that today.” Norwich boss Alex Neil, in charge of Scottish side Hamilton Academical before his appointment in January, told Sky Sports: “I believed we would do it, but it’s one thing believing it and another thing doing it. “Big players arrive on the big stage and you saw that in the first 20 minutes – we were unbelievable. We worked so hard to get here. The worst thing you can do is walk off having been scared.” While Canaries winger Redmond, who scored the second goal, was delighted with the team ethic within the side, he knows there is a lot of work to do over the summer. The 21-year-old told BBC Radio 5 live: “It was about a team (effort). The boys did it. The passage of play before my goal was a team effort. “I’m extremely proud of the boys. We’ll have a good summer and we’ll get back to work.” He also tweeted: “Still hasn’t sunk in what we achieved yesterday afternoon. Time for a little break before meeting up.” Team-mate and fellow scorer Jerome wrote on his Twitter account: “Amazing day all round such a special moment to win promotion at wembley #ncfc #premierleague proud day for everyone associated with the club.” Former Norwich striker Iwan Roberts won promotion with the Carrow Road outfit at the end of his seven-year spell in 2004 for the club’s second stint in the Premier League. He was pleased to see they were successful again and believes the late arrival of the Boro team coach to Wembley handed the winners a “big advantage”. He told BBC Radio 5 live: “Their (Norwich’s) tactics were spot on. They flew out, got the two early goals and the result was never in doubt because Boro never ever looked like scoring. “I’m delighted for (major shareholders) Michael (Wynn-Jones) and Delia (Smith). They put their heart and soul into Norwich City.” On Middlesbrough’s late arrival just 60 minutes before kick-off, the 46-year-old Welshman added: “I think they’ve got to have a long hard look at themselves because their coach got there an hour before kick-off. “For a big game like that as a player that would absolutely drive you mad. “You want to be there at least an hour and a half (early). You don’t get time to prepare, you don’t get time go out and have a look at the surroundings. “It must have been a mad rush for them. To get out, get warmed up, get back in and get themselves ready for the game, and I think it gave Norwich a big advantage.” Almost 12 months ago to the day, it was Canaries boss Neil who masterminded Hamilton’s promotion to the Scottish Premiership, and – following his appointment in January – the unheralded Scotsman has presided over a remarkable run which took the Norfolk club back into the top six and culminated in Monday’s play-off final triumph. Regarding Neil’s success at the club Roberts added: “I think he’s done an unbelievable job and many people, I think, raised eyebrows when he was given the job. “All credit to (chief executive) David McNally and the football club, they did their homework and they spoke to Alex Neil and probably took a bit of a gamble bringing him down but hasn’t it paid off? “A 68 per cent win rate. I think the hard work starts now – staying in the Premier League, I look at the odds and they’re the second favourites for relegation.” Messages of congratulations poured in for Neil’s play-off champions on Twitter following the news of their promotion for their fourth spell in the Premier League. Gary Lineker wrote on his account: “Congratulations to Norwich City. You just couldn’t stay away, could you.” BBC Sport tweeted a photograph of Delia Smith and Michael Wynn-Jones with the trophy on the Wembley turf and the words “Let’s be ‘avin you!” Presenter Chris Kamara, who spent a spell on loan at Middlesbrough during his playing days, commented: “Norwich played superb today & thoroughly deserved to win.” Comedian and Norwich fan Stephen Fry was delighted, saying: “We’re in the premiership!!! And we DESERVE to be, I reckon! Well done Alex Neil and all the players. Ridiculously happy!!!” Former Wales striker John Hartson, who spent a month on loan at Carrow Road in October 2007 shortly before he hung up his boots, wrote on Twitter: “Must say how well Alex Neil has done.. Surprised everyone when he got the Norwich post but he’s been outstanding. Humble and dignified man.” Former Arsenal defender Lee Dixon said: “Huge effort from everyone. Special credit to the board. Fans happy now!…” More reaction came in on Twitter as Philip Neville wrote: “Congratulations Norwich – along with Bournemouth long drives next season!!!” Dion Dublin, who began his playing career in the Norwich academy and finished it with a two-year spell at the club in 2008, said: “Premier League Club Premier League Season Premier League Supporters #CongratulationsNCFC.” Former Scotland goalkeeper Bryan Gunn, who made 390 league appearances for the club in a 12-year spell and was manager in 2009 tweeted: “What a day #ncfc What a seat! #OTBC.” Norwich captain Russell Martin said winning promotion to the Barclays Premier League through the play-offs was the “proudest moment” of his career after his side defeated Middlesbrough at Wembley on Monday. Goals from Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond put the Canaries 2-0 up inside 15 minutes as Norwich returned to the top flight a year after relegation. Martin told Norwich TV: “It feels amazing to have it (the trophy). The way we’ve done it is the ultimate and this tops everything for me at this football club since I’ve been here. Press Associationlast_img read more