Violent Deaths In Guatemala Down In 2011

first_imgBy Dialogo January 05, 2012 More than 5,600 people died violently in the Central American nation of Guatemala in 2011, a decrease from the previous year, according to National Police figures out on January 3. The figures come out to an average of 15.4 deaths a day — better than the average of 19 a day recorded in 2010, police said. Central America has become one of the most violent areas in the world, according to the United Nations, and Guatemala, with a population of around 14 million, has increasingly become tainted by violence from Mexican drug cartels. Mexico and Guatemala share a 1,000 kilometer (600-mile) border, and Mexico’s feared Zetas drug gang is known to be active in at least three Guatemalan provinces. Of the 5,618 Guatemalans murdered last year, the overwhelming majority — 82 percent — were shot dead, while the remainder were knifed, strangled or beaten to death, police said. That comes out to nearly 36 violent deaths per 100,000 people, one of the highest in Latin America. Police Director Jaime Otzin told reporters that in the last month of the year 58 murders were recorded in the country. Central America has become a staging ground for illegal narcotics, especially cocaine coming from South America and making its way north to the lucrative US market.last_img read more

Paraguay to Bolster Military Presence in Three Departments

first_img“The idea is to increase the number of men and means,” Gonzaga Garcete said. Colombian counter-narcotics agents seize 3.2 tons of cocaine destined for Mexico Currently, the Armed Forces has about 370 troops stationed in the departments of Amambay, San Pedro, and Concepción to fight the Paraguayan People’s Army (EPP) and Armed Peasant Association (ACA). The government is planning on deploying 185 additional Soldiers to the area. General Ricardo Alberto Restrepo, director of the National Police’s Narcotics Directorate, said the Attorney General’s Office is investigating a company in Bogotá and a customs firm in Cartagena in the Department of Bolívar for their alleged roles in the shipment. The cocaine had a street value of $4.4 million in Mexico. At least twice in a span of four months, law enforcement officers have discovered and seized cocaine that had been hidden in shipments of organic fertilizer. In November, counter-narcotics agents confiscated 193 kilograms of cocaine at the Port of Barranquilla in the Department of Atlántico. That cocaine was destined for Central America. And in a separate operation, a Europe-bound shipment of organic fertilizer that was seized at the Port of Santa Marta in the Department of Magdalena has been sent to be tested for cocaine, Restrepo said. Currently, the Armed Forces has about 370 troops stationed in the departments of Amambay, San Pedro, and Concepción to fight the Paraguayan People’s Army (EPP) and Armed Peasant Association (ACA). The government is planning on deploying 185 additional Soldiers to the area. The Paraguayan Military will increase the number of troops by 50 percent in a region that includes three eastern departments in order to combat two narcotrafficking groups, General Luis Gonzaga Garcete, the commander of the Armed Forces, said. In recent months, violence by the EPP and the ACA has threatened public safety in the region. For example, the EPP has held Police Officer Edelio Morínigo captive since kidnapping him in July 2014. Colombian counter-narcotics agents confiscated 3.2 tons of cocaine in the Caribbean port city of Cartagena before the shipment departed for Veracruz, Mexico, the National Police said on February 18. The cocaine was hidden in a shipment of organic mineral fertilizer. Paraguayan security forces made major strides in recent months in the fight against drug trafficking. For example, Paraguay’s National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD) seized more than 31 tons of marijuana, which was worth millions of dollars, in two separate operations on September 18, 2014. Drug traffickers use Paraguay as a key transshipment point for Bolivian cocaine that they transport to Brazil and Europe. Amambay and Concepción border Brazil, while San Pedro borders Amambay and Concepción to the west. The three departments are hotbeds for narcotrafficking, which is largely overseen by the EPP, the country’s largest guerrilla group. The Paraguayan Military will increase the number of troops by 50 percent in a region that includes three eastern departments in order to combat two narcotrafficking groups, General Luis Gonzaga Garcete, the commander of the Armed Forces, said. Drug traffickers often use the Port of Cartagena to transport narcotics destined for Central and North America. Drug traffickers use Paraguay as a key transshipment point for Bolivian cocaine that they transport to Brazil and Europe. Amambay and Concepción border Brazil, while San Pedro borders Amambay and Concepción to the west. The three departments are hotbeds for narcotrafficking, which is largely overseen by the EPP, the country’s largest guerrilla group. Colombian counter-narcotics agents confiscated 3.2 tons of cocaine in the Caribbean port city of Cartagena before the shipment departed for Veracruz, Mexico, the National Police said on February 18. The cocaine was hidden in a shipment of organic mineral fertilizer. “The idea is to increase the number of men and means,” Gonzaga Garcete said. First, SENAD agents confiscated 4.5 tons of marijuana from several camps in the district of Itakyry in the Department of Alto Paraná. Later that day, law enforcement officers seized 27 tons of marijuana in the town of Capitán Bado in Amambay. First, SENAD agents confiscated 4.5 tons of marijuana from several camps in the district of Itakyry in the Department of Alto Paraná. Later that day, law enforcement officers seized 27 tons of marijuana in the town of Capitán Bado in Amambay. By Dialogo February 23, 2015 General Ricardo Alberto Restrepo, director of the National Police’s Narcotics Directorate, said the Attorney General’s Office is investigating a company in Bogotá and a customs firm in Cartagena in the Department of Bolívar for their alleged roles in the shipment. The cocaine had a street value of $4.4 million in Mexico. The National Police did not immediately disclose which narcotrafficking organization was allegedly responsible for the shipment or if any suspects were arrested. However, Restrepo told reporters that “Mexican mafias continue to support themselves using Colombian drug-trafficking rings.” At least twice in a span of four months, law enforcement officers have discovered and seized cocaine that had been hidden in shipments of organic fertilizer. In November, counter-narcotics agents confiscated 193 kilograms of cocaine at the Port of Barranquilla in the Department of Atlántico. That cocaine was destined for Central America. And in a separate operation, a Europe-bound shipment of organic fertilizer that was seized at the Port of Santa Marta in the Department of Magdalena has been sent to be tested for cocaine, Restrepo said. Paraguayan security forces made major strides in recent months in the fight against drug trafficking. For example, Paraguay’s National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD) seized more than 31 tons of marijuana, which was worth millions of dollars, in two separate operations on September 18, 2014. In recent months, violence by the EPP and the ACA has threatened public safety in the region. For example, the EPP has held Police Officer Edelio Morínigo captive since kidnapping him in July 2014. The National Police did not immediately disclose which narcotrafficking organization was allegedly responsible for the shipment or if any suspects were arrested. However, Restrepo told reporters that “Mexican mafias continue to support themselves using Colombian drug-trafficking rings.” Drug traffickers often use the Port of Cartagena to transport narcotics destined for Central and North America. Colombian counter-narcotics agents seize 3.2 tons of cocaine destined for Mexicolast_img read more

CUNA tool helps credit unions calculate regulatory burden costs

first_imgIndividual credit unions can now benefit from CUNA and Cornerstone Advisors’ groundbreaking regulatory burden study with the release of a new calculator tool Wednesday. The Regulatory Burden Calculator will allow member credit unions to replicate the study that comprehensively examined the financial impact of regulatory burden for credit unions nationwide.“The Regulatory Burden Calculator is a great tool that will allow credit unions to assess the impact of regulations on their own credit union,” said Bill Hampel, CUNA chief policy officer. “CUNA commissioned a regulatory burden study to quantify the effect that rules and regulations have had on our credit union members, and we created this new tool to meet the further needs of our members.“Credit unions want to better understand the impact of regulations on their credit unions–and now we’ve made the data available at their fingertips,” Hampel added.The study found regulations cost the credit union industry $7.2 billion nationally: $6.1 billion in regulatory costs and $1.1 billion in lost revenue. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Lufthansa reduces traffic to Croatia

first_imgLufthansa, a member of the Star Alliance group, has not operated on its two seasonal lines since October: from Munich to Pula and Zadar. Although the lines were operating in October, the company stopped operating on them earlier this year due to the impact of the global pandemic or reduced demand, according to Croatian Aviation. Lufthansa will cut off traffic to Adriatic airports earlier than in previous years, and there will be a reduction in the number of weekly flights on the Munich-Zagreb route. Line Munich – Zagreb will operate 17 times a week until October 5; on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. From October 18, there will be only three flights a week on this line, on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Germany’s Lufthansa will drastically reduce the number of operations at Croatian airports by the end of October. Line Frankfurt – Split will operate once a week, on Saturdays, until October 17th. The company operated on this line 4 times a week in August, and 3 in September. Line Munich – Split will operate four times a week, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, until October 24th. Line Frankfurt – Zadar will operate once a week, on Saturdays, until October 24th. It is one flight less per week compared to September, and two compared to August. Line Frankfurt – Pula will run until October 17, once a week on Saturdays. Here, too, there is one flight less per week than in September, and two less than in August. Line Frankfurt – Dubrovnik will operate once a week, on Saturdays, until October 17th. Lufthansa operated on this line 3 times in August and twice a week in September. Line Munich – Dubrovnik will operate four times a week, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, until October 24th. Photo: Lufthansa The company will have in October 7 active lines according to Croatian airports, two less than in the previous month. Although the number of lines did not decrease significantly, it did occur large reductions in the number of weekly flights to Croatian destinations.last_img read more

Grateful for care for husband  at Ellis

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionIt has nearly been two months since my husband experienced symptoms of a stroke. His speech was garbled and he had a headache. Other than that, he had no other symptoms. Within five minutes, we were visiting Ellis Medical Center in Clifton Park. Luckily, we live right in the neighborhood. From the time we spoke to the lovely woman at the front desk and our transfer to Ellis, we were treated with a very efficient staff.The nurse manager assessed my husband and the physician assistant (PA) was not far behind him. Both of these men were very professional and kind. They communicated with the doctor and us as the orders progressed. The neurologist and cardiologist were contacted, and plans were made for a transfer to Ellis Hospital for further observation. There were others in and out to help this all go smoothly, and each one treated my husband with the utmost respect. The guys on the ambulance were kind and reassuring and surely knew what they were doing. We were sent to C6 (Neuro Unit).His RN and his team would be taking care of him throughout the night. They were very thorough and made the both of us feel so comfortable and safe. A new team arrived and we were informed of the tests that would be done. We were kept in the loop. Each person that transported or did the test in the room was most kind and respectful. The PA worked diligently to get results back so Dave could go home that day. All we can say is a big thank you one and all at Ellis Hospital.Cass ZilcoskyDave ZilcoskyClifton ParkMore from The Daily Gazette:Controversial solar project goes before Clifton Park Planning BoardGame 7: Shenendehowa grad and Braves rookie Ian Anderson gets start with World Series spot on the li…High-risk COVID exposure reported in Clifton ParkEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

Writer doesn’t get what coddling is

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionRe Feb. 25 column, “Stop telling parents not to coddle their children. You wouldn’t like the alternative”: Peter Birkenhead is living in a vacuum.He seems to believe there is no such thing as coddling. Using a seat belt in a car, or a helmet on a bike; that is not coddling. Telling a child to be careful on a swing is not coddling. But telling a child that even though they lost the game that they’re winners — that’s coddling.Telling the child that when he/she fails in school that he/she shouldn’t be held back a grade or shouldn’t graduate — that’s coddling.Permitting a child to have an i-phone — that’s coddling. Allowing a child to play video games for hours — that’s coddling. Not addressing school problems or misbehavior — that’s coddling. Giving a child medication when he or she misbehaves — that’s coddling. Not sitting down to dinner as a family without the TV on — that’s coddling.Should I go on?VIRGINIA GRANEYGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and David Luiz joke around with Jorginho after controversial goal

first_img Full Screen Comment Advertisement The Arsenal skipper wasn’t too annoyed about Chelsea’s controversial goal (Picture: ChelseaTV)There were no hard feelings between Arsenal’s players and Jorginho after the midfielder controversially avoided a second yellow card before kick-starting Chelsea’s comeback win.The Gunners went ahead at the Emirates on Sunday through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s first-half header but Chelsea rallied in the second period after Frank Lampard ditched his back three and reshuffled his formation.Chelsea grabbed an equaliser through substitute Jorginho, who profited from a mistake by Bernd Leno, but just moments earlier the Italy international should have been sent off. 1 min. story Read More As Arsenal pushed forward to try and secure what would have been only their second win in 16 matches in all competitions, they left themselves exposed at the back and Tammy Abraham snatched all three points for the visitors.Jorginho gave a cheeky little smirk when asked about the incident afterwards, telling Sky Sports: ‘It was not my fault. But in the end we play football not tennis. Contact is normal in football, it was a foul but no more I think.’ Read More Top articles Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Coming Next Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and David Luiz joke around with Jorginho after controversial goal Read More Skip center_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Dec 2019 9:26 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link29.7kShares Jorginho and Aubameyang got on like a house on fire (Picture: ChelseaTV)Jorginho, already on a yellow card, cynically pulled back Matteo Guendouzi as he broke away but the referee did not penalise him – and he popped up minutes later to level the scores.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT About Connatix V67539 Read More SPONSORED PLAY Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE / by Metro Skip Ad Luiz and Jorginho shared a touching moment in the tunnel (Picture: ChelseaTV)Despite the controversy, Arsenal skipper Aubameyang did not want to dwell on the incident and laughed and joked with the midfielder in the tunnel after the game before exchanging shirts.David Luiz, who of course played for Chelsea until joining the Gunners in the summer, also shared a chat with his old teammate, hugging Jorginho and also chatting with Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante.Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta was rather less forgiving about Jorginho avoiding a second yellow, saying after the game: ‘I think that’s up to the referee but for me it’s very clear. That’s it.‘I blame my team [for defeat]. We are responsible for everything we did wrong on that football pitch. The decisions we didn’t get right, obviously. The other things we cannot control or change them now.’MORE: Arsenal players classily rally around Bernd Leno after howler against ChelseaMORE: Mesut Ozil speaks out after Arsenal loss and says Chelsea did not deserve to winMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal 1/1 Video Settings Advertisementlast_img read more

AFTER 2 YEARS OF HIDING: Drug suspect falls

first_imgLabistre was detained in the lockup cell ofthe Mandurriao police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. The 49-year-old Joel Labistre of BarangayBakhaw, Mandurriao district was caught on the strength of an arrest warrantaround 1:45 p.m. on Sept. 21, a police report showed. ILOILO City – A drug suspect, who had beenhiding from the police for about two years, was arrested in Barangay Capuling,Dueñas, Iloilo.  Police officers served the warrant issued byJudge Rose Edith Togonon of the Regional Trial Court Branch 25.  The court recommended a bail bond worthP40,000 for the suspect’s temporary liberty./PNlast_img read more

Juventus midfielder only wants to join Barcelona

first_img Loading… Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic has told Paris Saint-Germain the only club he wants to join this summer is Barcelona. https://www.instagram.com/p/CAGGuz5qa4D/ That is according to Thursday’s front page of El Mundo Deportivo, which reports that Pjanic told PSG sporting director Leonardo he was not interested in a move to the French capital. French media outlet RMC Sport are convinced that the Bosnian international will be on the move this summer and said that the Parisians and the Blaugrana were the two teams leading the chase. It follows on from a report in The Guardian last week saying that Chelsea also wanted the Turin-based player and were negotiating a player-exchange deal with midfielder Jorginho. There have been suggestions that Barca and Juve are hopeful of a convoluted swap deal which would see Arthur Melo move the other way for Pjanic, but Arthur may have no desire for such a move.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World9 Actors Who Stay Famous For That One Movie They Did 10 Years AgoWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?These TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got Better8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do Read Also: Premier League: Two Chelsea stars pen new deals “We are talking to Barça as we do with many important clubs because it will be a difficult summer,” Juventus head of transfers Fabio Paratici told Sky Sports last month, as cited by Diario Sport. Arthur’s reluctance at leaving the Blaugrana may now mean Juve look elsewhere as a destination for Pjanic. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Arthur has a contract with the club until the summer of 2024 with a €400m release clause, while transfermarkt gives him a market value of €70m.last_img read more

French coach Desabre steps down in Ismaily, set for Cranes job

first_imgFUFA and the Government have discussed remuneration of the new coach, and details are expected at today’s press conference. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Frenchman Sebastien Desabre has resigned as coach of Egyptian Premier League side Ismaily, an indication that he will be unveiled as Uganda Cranes new head coach in Kampala on Thursday afternoon. Desabre is just 41 years old.Soccer governing body FUFA on Wednesday announced they will today name a substantive coach from their shortlist of  Desabre,  Jonathan McKinstry from North Ireland, Belgian Emilio Ferrera and Uganda’s Moses Basena. Basena been caretaker coach since Milutin Sredojevic ‘Micho’ quit in July.Hours after FUFA revealed they had got their man, Egyptian site AhramOnline reported that Desabre had stepped down as coach of his current club Ismaily.Ismaily Board of Directors, headed by Eng. Ibrahim Osman, issued a statement Wednesday night that they have failed in their attempts to coax Desabre into staying, a few hours after the team hammered Ragaa 5-0 to go seven points clear on top of the table after 16 games.“The coach has informed the board of directors after the Ragaa match of his desire to end his contract with the club, saying he had an offer from Uganda that he can’t turn it down,” Ismaily said in a statement.“The board of directors convened … and tried to convince him to change his mind but he insisted (to leave).“The board would like to assure the club’s fans that it will find a solution to this without affecting the team at this stage.”The board of directors said they are confident of the capabilities of players and their potential to preserve the name of the club. “We also assure the fans that a competent coach will be hired to complete the march.”According to AhramOnline , Desabre has moulded Ismaily into a solid and compact team since his arrival in July, with the club making an impressive start to the season as they chase a fourth league title and their first since 2002.Desabre has previously been at Recreativo do Libolo in Angola, Esperance in Tunisia, Asec in Ivory Coast and Wydad in Morocco, which he left in January 2017.Former Cranes coach Micho and his then assistant Moses Basena. PHOTO FUFA MEDIASelection processWhen Desabre is confirmed at 2pm, he will have edged out three others, two of who already had national team experience. It will be his first national team assignment.Basena has been in charge of the Cranes in CHAN and World Cup qualifiers, including a stunning 1-0 win over Egypt, while McKinstry was in charge of Rwanda until last year.This final short list of coaches was sieved by a five-man technical team headed by former Zambia FA boss Kalusha Bwalya.The panel also had Edgar Watson (FUFA Chief Executive Officer), Asuman Lubowa (FUFA Technical Director), Stone Kyambadde (Technical Committee chairperson) and Dr. Bernard Patrick Ogwel (National Council of Sports) Share on: WhatsApp Meanwhile,  FUFA has applauded Basena for his efforts during the period he has served as Interim coach of Uganda Cranes. Desabre is reported to be on a flight to Kampala for the FUFA presser.He has now been selected by FUFA for a Special Coaching Development Programme in the United States of America next year. He is the first to benefit from this programme.In a statement, FUFA said it appreciates Basena’s achievements with Development and results registered during the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup, qualifiers for the CHAN and 2018 FIFA World cup Russia.“FUFA Introduced the Long Term coaching programme as a way towards developing coaches for further educational progammes with an aim of improving the technical expertise of our coaches actively involved in the League,” the statement said.LIVE UPDATEcenter_img Tweets about Desabre FILE PHOTO: Desabre welcomed to Ismaily earlier this year. He is set to join Uganda Craneslast_img read more