Head of Los Rastrojos Arrested in Colombia

first_img The Colombian police have arrested Erick Prieto Mora, alias ‘Medina’ and ‘Pipón,’ the head of the Los Rastrojos [The Stubble] drug-trafficking gang in the department of Antioquia (in northwestern Colombia) and accused of numerous massacres and murders, the police confirmed on June 17. “In effect, this individual was arrested as part of Operation Achilles in the municipality of Santuario. In addition, he has been identified as the top-ranking leader of Los Rastrojos in this department and several nearby regions,” a police spokesperson told AFP. Prieto Mora was arrested on a road that runs between Medellín, the capital of Antioquia, and Bogotá, while he was travelling in a pickup truck with his wife and son, he added. The authorities believe him responsible for the deaths of eight people in two municipalities in Antioquia on June 2 and 6 and for the murders of three other people in the same localities in May. They also accuse him of perpetrating numerous massacres and murders, engaging in extortion, and appropriating lands belonging to rural workers in what is known as the Urabá subregion, an area that includes a dozen municipalities in the neighboring departments of Antioquia, Córdoba, and Chocó (in northwestern Colombia). According to the Colombian police, Los Rastrojos, like other criminal gangs, called ‘Bacrim’ (an abbreviation of bandas criminales, ‘criminal gangs’) by the Government, is largely made up of former paramilitaries and drug traffickers. These groups are believed to be the heirs of the United Self-Defense Units of Colombia (AUC, extreme right-wing), which held peace negotiations between 2003 and 2006 with the administration of Álvaro Uribe (2002-2010), who granted them favorable treatment in court in exchange for confessing their crimes and making reparation to victims. Prieto Mora belonged to the Heroes of the Plains Bloc of the AUC, and following his demobilization, he became the leader of a regional faction of Los Rastrojos. On June 3, Venezuelan authorities arrested the Colombian Diego Pérez Henao, alias ‘Diego Rastrojo,’ a leader of this criminal gang, in the state of Barinas. Los Rastrojos, led by the brothers Javier Antonio and Luis Enrique Calle Serna, has ties to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a Marxist guerrilla group, and to the Mexican Sinaloa cartel, according to the Colombian police. By Dialogo June 19, 2012last_img read more

$1K Reward Offered for Killer of 4 Kittens

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Suffolk County SPCA said four kittens with their throats slashed were found in Riverhead.The Suffolk County SPCA is asking for the public’s help in finding the suspect who slashed the throats of four kittens in Riverhead.The discovery was made the rear yard of a business on East Main Street in Riverhead.It appeared that the bodies of the kittens had been thrown over the fence into the yard, according to Roy Gross, chief of the Suffolk County SPCA.The agency is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the killing the kittens.Anyone with information can call the Suffolk SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.last_img read more

Istria appealed to the Government of the Republic of Croatia: They are asking for selective testing by Italy and Slovenia

first_img<div class=”blog-category”> <ul> </p> Istria is asking that the same request be sent to the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, which has announced the inclusion of the whole of Croatia on the red list. The mayors of Istrian towns appealed to the Government of the Republic of Croatia to immediately send a request to the Government of the Republic of Italy to carry out the measure of testing the obligations of persons coming from the Republic of Croatia selectively, in accordance with the real epidemiological picture of individual parts of Croatia. 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GasLog Partners see rise in profit

first_imgGasLog Partners, the New York-listed spinoff of LNG shipper GasLog reported a profit of $25.4 million for the third quarter of 2017. The figure represents a 27 percent increase over the corresponding quarter last year and a 7 percent increase over the previous quarter.The increase in profit in the third quarter of 2017 as compared to the same period in 2016 is mainly attributable to an increase in profit from operations of $3.6 million, mainly due to the delivery of the GasLog Geneva on September 30, 2016 and a decrease of $1.6 million in loss on interest rate swaps, the partnership said.In addition, partnership’s CEO Andrew Orekar, said, “Following the successful acquisition of the GasLog Geneva, GasLog Partners delivered our highest-ever quarterly Partnership Performance Results for Revenues, EBITDA and Distributable cash flow, among other metrics.”Quarterly revenue was at $73.4 million with EBITDA reaching $53.7 million, the report shows.Commenting on the LNG market, the partnership said that there has been a momentum in the start-up of new LNG liquefaction capacity with the fourth train at Sabine Pass in the U.S. shipping its first commissioning cargoes in August 2017.Post quarter end, Chevron’s Wheatstone LNG project in Australias tarted production with the first LNG shipment expected in the coming weeks. Dominion’s Cove Point project in the U.S. and Novatek’s Yamal LNG project in Russia are both expected to start LNG production by the end of 2017 and ramp up exports into 2018.Looking longer term, final investment decisions for new liquefaction projects continue to be limited in the current environment, although a number of projects are making further progress towards FID in the U.S. and other regions.A number of offtakers from LNG projects currently under development are yet to secure all of their shipping requirements and we are seeing an increased level of tender activity for both near-term and longer-term shipping requirements.In the shorter term LNG shipping market, TFDE headline rates have continued to rise as the Northern Hemisphere winter nears, with Clarksons currently quoting headline rates of $51,000, an increase of 70 percent from the 2017 low and approximately 55 percent higher than this time last year.Whilst the recovery in spot rates to mid-cycle levels is taking longer than anticipated, GasLog Partners said there are significantly more fixtures in 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, greater seasonality and consistently higher rates in 2017 than in 2016.This improvement in rates, coupled with no new vessel orders in the quarter and only eight in 2017 to date, gives confidence in a continuing market recovery, the partnership said.last_img read more

Eight legged Puppy born in Tonga

first_imgStrange some may say…but this Puppy was born with eight legs.The Puppy was born in the tiny Polynesian kingdom of Tonga, the Daily Mail reported on Saturday (30 May).Photographs obtained by the Mail show the tiny black and white puppy has two sets of front legs, two sets of back legs, and even two tails.Unfortunately, the puppy, who was the only one of her five littermates to have any abnormalities, died several hours after being born on Wednesday (27 May).Vukitangitau Maloni, from Tonga, told Daily Mail Australia that the entire community of Vaini, where the puppy was born, was shocked by the extra limbs.The Puppy looks like two pups that didn’t quite separate and there are deformities in the face too like a cleft pallet. Her face looks quite blue, which are signs of not enough oxygen.It is rare for animals born with such abnormalities to survive long after birth.According to the Mail, the authenticity of the photographs was confirmed by an animal scientist.Luckily, other animals have managed to live happy lives and overcome their initial physical obstacles.last_img read more

Three Jamaicans to be honoured at annual Caribbean American Heritage Awards

first_imgNewsRegional Three Jamaicans to be honoured at annual Caribbean American Heritage Awards by: – November 8, 2011 Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img 12 Views   no discussions Image via: imagesnewsletter.comWASHINGTON, USA — The Institute of Caribbean Studies will recognize the outstanding accomplishments of three Jamaicans at the 18th Annual Caribbean American Heritage (CARAH) Awards on Friday in Washington, D.C. International media strategist Janet Rollé, renowned choreographer dancer Garth Fagan, and inspirational orator and leader Rev. Neville Callam will accept awards for success in their various fields at the gala affair.Rollé, the executive vice president and chief marketing officer for CNN, has steadily risen in the marketing industry for her innovative ideas and strategy on communications and marketing. She has been highly commended for her role at BET Networks where she was in charge of brand strategy and marketing that included on-air promotion, off-channel and digital marketing as well as affiliate and trade marketing. Her work there on brand development earned her a spot as one of “10 Who Made Their Mark” by Advertising Age magazine. She will receive the Trailblazer Award.Garth Fagan, talented dancer, is the choreographer of the internationally acclaimed Lion King Broadway production. Fagan successfully launched his own dance company, Garth Fagan Dance, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary season. He has been hailed as a ‘true reformer’ and ‘genuine leader’ of modern dance. He has won an Oliver Award as well as a Tony Award for his path-breaking choreography and artistic direction. As choreographer of Garth Fagan Dance his direction of Mudan 175/39 was named by New York Times as the third of the top six dance watching moments of 2009. He will accept the Marcus Garvey Lifetime Achievement Award.Rev. Neville Callam is the general secretary of the World Baptist Alliance, the largest Baptist organization, with more than 47 million members in over 200 countries. Callam’s Baptist roots also inspired his work in the media. He created and ran The Breath of Change (TBC FM), a religious radio station, and was a founding director of the National Religious Media Company of Jamaica, the operator of LOVE FM and LOVE TV. He has also served as chairman of the board of the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica. Callam will receive the Luminary Award. Rollé, Fagan and Callam are among eight Caribbean Americans who will be honoured by ICS. Others include: Maryse Condé of Guadeloupe will be presented the Award for Excellence in Literature, Hazelle Goodman of Trinidad and Tobago will accept the Award for Excellence in the Arts, Dr Arlie Petters of Belize will be presented the Award for Excellence in Science and Technology and Larry Quinlan, Chief Information Officer for Deloitte LLP, will receive the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Corporate America. The awards ceremony, started 18 years ago by the ICS in an effort to highlight the Americans and the Diaspora community, the calibre of individuals that claim Caribbean American ancestry and to provide a forum for honouring and recognizing their contributions to the public, said Dr Claire Nelson, ICS founder/president. Over the years, well known individuals such as Susan Taylor, former editor-in-chief of Essence magazine, Rita Marley, reggae matriarch and philanthropist, and Earl Graves Sr., publisher of Black Enterprise, have received a CARAH AwardThe Caribbean American Heritage Awards raises the profile of Caribbean Americans who have been successful in their fields or are emerging as ‘next generation’ leaders. It also spotlights the continued contributions of Caribbean Americans to the United States. By Derrick A. ScottCaribbean News Now contributor Sharelast_img read more

‘Parasite’ shines light on SoKor basement dwellers

first_imgKim Da-hye, a 29-year-old South Korean, talks about her semi-basement apartment in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. For many South Koreans, the image of a cramped basement apartment portrayed in the Oscar-winning film “Parasite” rings true, bringing differences in their social status to worldwide attention. AP The apartments, which are often crampedand sometimes squalid, generally cost between $210 and $500 a month with ahefty deposit. (AP) SEOUL – South Korean director BongJoon-ho’s Oscar-winning film “Parasite” has brought banjiha dwellers toworldwide attention, thanks to its depiction of two families — one living in asemi-basement apartment and the other in an airy mansion — and the differencesin their social status.center_img In 2015, around 1.9% of South Koreanslived in semi-basement apartments, according to data from Statistics Korea.It’s an affordable choice for urban dwellers in Seoul, one of the mostexpensive cities in Asia.last_img read more

Police Apprehend Batesville Burglary Suspect

first_imgBatesville Police have tracked down a man who they suspect committed two attempted robberies in September.Elijah Paul, 34, of Batesville was arrested Tuesday and incarcerated at the Ripley County Jail.Police believe Paul broke into a maintenance office at McNair Manor Apartments on Tekulve Avenue on Thurs., September 19. Officers say the suspect stole several items, including a drill and miscellaneous tools.On Wed., September 25, officers were called to “Keep It Clean” car wash on Tekulve Avenue, where someone attempted to gain access into the money machine by using a drill.After following up on multiple leads, Paul was identified and arrested in connection with both incidents.Paul is facing felony charges including Theft and Burglary of a Structure.last_img read more

Bulldogs Boys & Girls Soccer Results

first_imgThe Bulldogs traveled away for their first away game of the season with a 4-0 victory over The Union County Patriots.The first goal came quick from Batesville @ 37.21 counting down from the 40 minute half. Michael Ripperger sprinted the ball down the left wing beating his man and then played in towards goal where Daniel Gutzwiller crashed in taking a nice touch into the net. Ten minutes later Ripperger found himself in a similar situation, but this one was finished by his low placed shot out of reach from the keeper. The last goal of the half @ 18.34 came from a loose ball sent into the box off of a corner. Henry Lipinski, defensive center, was pressed up and able to score our 3rd goal.The second half started out with the Bulldogs working passes on the ground well. With 9.22 left on the clock, Ian Yorn went into a strong challenge and the ball was knocked forward in our favor where Ripperger was able to finish first touch.Batesville traveled to Union County to open their 2017 soccer season. Tuesday night was about much more than soccer however. Union County’s senior GK Hannah Soper was tragically killed in a car accident last Thursday. Both teams honored Soper with a moment of silence, some memories shared by the Union County AD, and her jersey was laid on the ground in the goal as the Batesville players placed roses around it to start the game. Soper was honored for the first 13 seconds as Union County possessed the ball and played without a GK. “Save Soper” will always hold a special place in the hearts of the Union County fans.Once the game got started, it was a tough battle for both teams as Batesville maintained the majority of the possession but Union County held a tight back line. The Lady Bulldogs found the back of the net three times in the first half. Taylor Rowlett got the Lady Bulldogs on the scoreboard first. Baylee Rohlfing took a throw-in that sprung Rowlett past the defender and she took a strong left-footed shot from the corner of the 18 that found the side net for the score. Gabi Garcia put Batesville up 2-0 with a long shot from 30 yards out that the GK mishandled. The third and final tally for the first half was put away by Allison Storms after a nice layoff pass from Lily Esser. Union County was able to catch the Lady Bulldogs sleeping after a foul deep in Batesville territory with 33 seconds to play in the half. The Lady Patriots quick played Batesville and found an open player inside the box for the score.The second half was all Batesville as they added 6 more to the score. Carlie Werner got the scoring started early with a great individual effort to dribble past several players and finished with a strong shot into the back of the net. Rowlett notched her 2nd goal of the game off an assist from Liz Heidlage. Storms also notched her 2nd goal of the match after a rebound bounced out to the top of the 18 where Storms took a nice 1-time driven shot into the back of the net. Marigrace Anderson marked the 7th score for the Lady Bulldogs on another nice layoff assist by Liz Heidlage. Werner was able to add to her tally as well later in the 2nd half with a great header goal off an assist from Rowlett. The 9th and final score of the match was finished by Ashlyn Czerniak with a nice cut back to her left foot and was able to pass it pass the GK. Abbey Prickel was credited the assist as she found Czerniak in space behind the Lady Patriot Defense.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coaches Kyle Hunteman and Kyle Laker.last_img read more

World tops Derby nine

first_img Aidan O’Brien’s colt won the Derby at Epsom on just his third start, having been unraced as a juvenile, and will clash again with the placed runners from that day. Epsom second Libertarian will have his final start for Elaine Burke after being bought by Godolphin, while David Wachman’s Galileo Rock will try to improve on his third place. Press Association Libertarian was supplemented for the race earlier in the week along with Godolphin second-string and likely pacemaker Cap O’Rushes, who is trained by Saeed bin Suroor. Another contender having his final run for his current stable is Patrick Prendergast’s Sugar Boy, winner of the Sandown Classic Trial in April. He was purchased by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum on Tuesday and will move to an as yet unspecified trainer after this race. Jim Bolger will be represented by Trading Leather, second in the Dante to Libertarian and third in the Irish Guineas, while John Oxx runs Little White Cloud. O’Brien, who has won the last seven renewals of the race, also runs Festive Cheer, while Pat Shanahan’s Ralston Road, eighth in the Queen’s Vase last week, completes the field. Racecourse manager Paul Hensey said: “We had a bit of rain at the weekend and just under 3.5mm this morning and I reckon we’ll be starting the meeting, certainly on the straight course, on good ground. “It’s a cracking race, you can make a case for five or six with the first three from Epsom, Trading Leather, Sugar Boy and Little White Cloud.” HASH(0x17348f8) center_img Ruler Of The World will face eight rivals as he bids for a Classic double in Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh.last_img read more