Jury out in Galleon case

first_img whatsapp Monday 25 April 2011 11:55 pm More From Our Partners LA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org THE fate of hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam was in the hands of a jury yesterday, after Wall Street’s biggest insider-trading trial in two decades approached its climax.In a case that featured FBI phone taps and former friends who testified against him, Rajaratnam, the founder of the Galleon Group hedge fund, was accused of running a complex web of highly placed tipsters, including hedge fund colleagues and public company executives, between 2003 and March 2009. Prosecutors said he made $63.8m (£38.7m) illegally.Rajaratnam’s defence countered that his trades were guided by analysis and public information.Jury deliberations began yesterday in the Manhattan federal court trial. Rajaratnam, 53, faces five counts of conspiracy and nine counts of securities fraud for trading on stocks such as Advanced Micro Devices, Intel, Google and Goldman Sachs Group. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaUndoBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndo Show Comments ▼ Sharecenter_img whatsapp KCS-content Jury out in Galleon case Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Lucas Amorosino late try sets up famous win for Argentina over Scotland

first_imgSunday Sep 25, 2011 Lucas Amorosino late try sets up famous win for Argentina over Scotland Argentina came from behind to beat Scotland in the driving rain of Wellington. Scotland seemingly had the game in control, but a brilliant solo effort from Lucas Amorosino caught them off guard before Felipe Contepomi converted for a 13-12 win. Dan Parks came on as a late replacement for Scotland and did just as required, as he steered them into a winning position with a well taken snap drop to extend their lead to 12-6. You’d be forgiven for thinking it was all over after that, but a converted Amorosino try from the restart gave Argentina the win.Parks attempted to repeat his drop goal heroics but failed to connect properly after being pushed onto his left foot by the pressure of the opposition defence. Contepomi, now 34 years old, proved to be invaluable to his side once again, as he toyed with the offside line while Wayne Barnes appeared to be looking elsewhere.Scotland Coach Andy Robinson described the try his side conceded as ‘thirty seconds of madness’.“We lost a game of rugby. We got to 12-6 and I felt like we were in control of the game. The reason we lost the game was a lapse of concentration. Thirty seconds of madness has really cost us.“We’ve got to take our hats off to Argentina to be able to find a way to win the game in the second half. I think in the second half they were outplayed, but they managed to find an answer. It’s about being able to finish teams off. We’re playing in the best tournament in the world.“You’ve got to be able to finish sides like Argentina off. To score a try the way they did, it was Argentina that wanted to win. They took their chance well and won the game. They had to find some answers and they did,” said Robinson, whose team will now face England in a crucial clash next week.You can view the Parks drop and Amorosino try below, and full match highlights on the RWC site.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Showboating ten gets a thunderous surprise in a moment he’ll never live down

first_imgTuesday Mar 10, 2020 Showboating ten gets a thunderous surprise in a moment he’ll never live down Here is an outstanding example of what not to do when going over for a try, as karma very quickly caught up with this young flyhalf, who for some reason felt the need to taunt the opposition.ADVERTISEMENTOver and over again, we’ve seen players mess up over the tryline because for one reason or another, they don’t get the ball down quickly enough.Sometimes it’s just being too casual, but occasionally, we see a player far too cocky.On this particular occasion in South African schools rugby, it was perhaps arrogance as the Chief Boklein number ten went over for an easy try but decided to goose-step his way under the posts.Alphandale were having none of it, and one of the replacements arrived on the scene with a monstrous tackle, smashing the number ten back down to earth.It was on goosestep number four that he realised, he f*cked up!ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House in Tomigusuku / Rhythmdesign

first_img ModuleX FUKUOKA “COPY” IMI Corporation Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/528657/house-in-tomigusuku-rhythmdesign Clipboard CopyHouses•Tomigusuku, Japan Engineers:Kuroiwa Structural EngineersArchitect In Charge:Kenichiro IdeDesign Team:Kenichiro Ide, Yuta KinaiCity:TomigusukuCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Koichi TorimuraRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. Three stories high building in an urban area of Okinawa, JAPAN. Outer skin is made out of concrete, and inner skin, where people touch, consists of woods. On the exterior wall, there are some windows at fixed intervals and the windows are small enough to be opened and closed by a child. We aim to create a situation which indoor environment can be controlled by our hands and also works well in the tough climate of Okinawa.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraIn Okinawa JAPAN, “being open”and“protect interior environment from tough climate” are important indicators of design. In ancient days, people came up with various ideas which protect themselves from heavy climate and keep their living environment comfortable. “Hinpun”is a free standing wall avoids eyes from streets and blur boundaries of house and street and “Amahaji”is a big space under eaves. Both of them are from traditional streets and foams and styles of wooden structures. We can see wisdoms from the past even now. We aim to create a house which cut off intense sunlight and heat, is proof against rain and wind and people can share time and experience as much as they can by referring tradition, styles and culture which are still there in the area and interpreting those in modern way.Project gallerySee allShow lessA Prize for Promise: GAGA’s Hunt for the New HadidArticlesSydney Plans Large-Scale Urban Renewal ProgramArchitecture News Share 2013 “COPY” House in Tomigusuku / Rhythmdesign Year:  Area:  64 m² Area:  64 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lighting Consultant: photographs:  Koichi TorimuraPhotographs:  Koichi Torimura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/528657/house-in-tomigusuku-rhythmdesign Clipboardcenter_img Year:  Main Contractor: Save this picture!© Koichi Torimura+ 24 Share Structural Engineers: Japan Photographs Kuroiwa Structural Engineers ArchDaily Projects Architects: Rhythmdesign Area Area of this architecture project 2013 House in Tomigusuku / RhythmdesignSave this projectSaveHouse in Tomigusuku / Rhythmdesign CopyAbout this officeRhythmdesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTomigusukuHousesJapanPublished on July 24, 2014Cite: “House in Tomigusuku / Rhythmdesign” 24 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

ESCALA83 Apartments / GRUPODEARQUITECTURA

first_imgArchitects: GRUPODEARQUITECTURA Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/571777/escala83-apartments-grupo-de-arquitectura Clipboard Argentina ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/571777/escala83-apartments-grupo-de-arquitectura Clipboard Area:  230 m² Area:  230 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily 2014 Photographs ESCALA83 Apartments / GRUPODEARQUITECTURASave this projectSaveESCALA83 Apartments / GRUPODEARQUITECTURA CopyApartments•Mendoza, Argentina Year:  “COPY” Save this picture!© GARCÍA+BETANCOURT+ 16 Share Year:  ESCALA83 Apartments / GRUPODEARQUITECTURA photographs:  GARCÍA+BETANCOURTPhotographs:  GARCÍA+BETANCOURTSave this picture!© GARCÍA+BETANCOURTRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. It is a small apartment building for rent, located in the Fifth Section of the city of Mendoza, a well-defined fringe of the city, near to the General San Martin Park, with traditional houses that are lately changing to higher buildings up to 12m. In front of the building there is a small park, the Fire Headquarters and the Historical Archives Square, both forming a set of old trees.Save this picture!© GARCÍA+BETANCOURTAccording to the regulation, it was possible to build three apartments – one per floor – a small one on de ground floor and two bigger apartments on first and second floor.Save this picture!© GARCÍA+BETANCOURTThe buildingis inserted intothe plotlinesand heightreprisingtheiradjacent neighbors, synthesized ina single planeand unifyingmandatory retirement. A railinggate marks the boundary betweenprivate and public spaces. Thesidewalktileenters to the plot and produces the integrationoutside-inside.Save this picture!Courtesy of GRUPODEARQUITECTURAA concrete block is the only visible support at this level. Only a few holes in the wall allow you to see into the street; the apartment on Ground Floor opens to the north, into a courtyard of pellets, walls with vines and low water consumption plants.Save this picture!© GARCÍA+BETANCOURTThe core of stairs is built with a steel mesh system, so it gives light and air at all levels.Both top apartments occupy the whole front of the plot, where the dining room and kitchen area is placed. It extends his visual limits towards the neighboring grove and appropriates of the existing linden on the path. The totally glazed front remains protected by a closing strip of wood arranged vertically, that opens or closes the looks according to the position of the observer.Save this picture!© GARCÍA+BETANCOURTTaking advantage of the orientation North – South of the lot, a court between the living area and the bedrooms was arranged, delimited by cloths and glazed transparent or translucent, like that openings air traffic and revenue of light is achieved in all the environments, in addition it creates a new interior landscape. In the western part it is closed with tables of wood that act as solar filter and give privacy to the housings.Save this picture!Courtesy of GRUPODEARQUITECTURATaking advantage of thenorth-south orientationof the lot,a patiobetweenthe living areaand bedrooms, enclosed byglazedpanelsand openingstransparentor translucent, which produces air circulationand entryof light inall environments andcreatesa new landscapewas availableinterior.To the westis closed withwooden boardsthat act assunscreenand giveprivacyto the houses.The north facade treads the ground and rises vertically as a concrete block draft by the bedroom windows, which show the height of each floor.Save this picture!© GARCÍA+BETANCOURTThe North facade stomps the ground and rises vertically as a block of concrete in sight, pierced through the windows of the bedrooms that manifest the height of each floor. The north facade depresses the field and rises vertically as a block of concrete in the light, stalled by the bedroom windows that show the height of each floor.Save this picture!© GARCÍA+BETANCOURTProject gallerySee allShow lessCdV House / DDA Despacho de ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsHouse Architecture Rifa G’07 / Villalba, Rudolph, Vila, López, Canén, Apolant, MartinezSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Mendoza, Mendoza Province, ArgentinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Apartments 2014 Projects CopyAbout this officeGRUPODEARQUITECTURAOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMendozaHousingResidentialArgentinaPublished on December 04, 2014Cite: “ESCALA83 Apartments / GRUPODEARQUITECTURA” 04 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Aquno Select M81Vinyl Walls3MVinyl Finishes in HealthPartners Regions HospitalPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19SkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Iron Moss – Iron CollectionCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWoodBlumer LehmannConsulting and Engineering in Wood ProjectsGlassBendheimLuminous Mirrored GlassWire MeshTwentinoxMetal Mesh – Golf Romeo 7More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

New storm to bring severe weather to the Heartland

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — The first of two storms has moved through the Rockies and the Heartland bringing up to 5 inches of snow for Chicago’s southern suburbs and 1 to 3 inches at Chicago’s airports. This storm also brought large hail and strong thunderstorms overnight to the Plains and to the South Monday morning. Now this storm will move into the Northeast with heavy rain for the I-95 corridor from Philadelphia to New York City and Boston with heavy snow from northern Pennsylvania to upstate New York and into New England. On Monday morning, eight states from West Virginia to Maine are under a Winter Weather Advisory and Winter Storm Warning.In the Northeast, away from the coast, most areas will see 1 to 4 inches of snow with higher elevations getting 6 to 12 inches, meaning winter is back for some. Along I-95, from Philadelphia to New York City, New Haven, Connecticut and into southern Rhode Island, some areas could see up to 2 inches of rain.Also, a new storm is moving into California with rain for the Los Angeles and San Diego areas with snow in the Southern California mountains. This storm will quickly move across the Rockies during the day bringing several inches of snow there as well. By Monay night into Tuesday morning, a western storm system will form east of the Rockies and bring severe weather to the Plains and parts of the South. The biggest threat with these severe thunderstorms will be large hail, damaging winds and flash flooding. Cities in the path of these storms will be Wichita, Tulsa, Oklahoma City and into Little Rock.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Lessons of the Week! Matthew Morrison, Tituss Burgess & More

first_imgMatthew Morrison, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess, Jennifer Simard, Derek Hough & Rachel Tucker View Comments Happy Friday! Whether your weekend plans involve listening to Tom Berenger or staying in the boudoir, let’s kick things off with the Lessons of the Week. A lot went down on the Great White Way, from a Tony-winning silk act reprise to some more chart-topping Founding Fathers. Take a look below and study up!Matty Fresh Pulled the Wool Over Our EyesWe’re definitely Matthew Morrison/Matty Fresh fan club members. With that said, we will not be able to look at him the same way again after this week’s episode of Younger, in which the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner, uh, ravaged a sheep. Morrison’s not the first person who comes to mind when casting a The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia revival, but hey, if the shear fits. Just stay away from Lea Michele the goat.Hamilton’s Getting A-List RevolutionariesLove Hamilton but tired of listening to the cast recording? One, how dare you—that’s impossible. Two, soon, you can listen to some A-list Hamilfans putting their spin on the tunes. Lin-Manuel Miranda recently spilled some details about the upcoming Hamilton Mixtape. Among the stars involved are Queen Latifah and Sia. We are more than ready for Queen Latifah as The Wiz as George Washington. Here comes the General…indeed!Derek Hough’s Singin’ in the Rain (Again)Dancing with the Stars champ Derek Hough is set to headline Singin’ in the Rain on the Great White Way. If you’re experiencing déjà vu, you’re not alone. Last year, Hough sang the title song—water effects and all—in Radio City’s New York Spring Spectacular. That makes Radio City one of the largest casting studios in New York. Harvey Weinstein doesn’t mess around!Rachel Tucker Is Not Ill, MTA PatronsWe all have our dream subway encounters, e.g. a texting-savvy Christine Baranski or an absurdly courteous Helen Mirren. Let’s add a green-eared Rachel Tucker to the list. The current Wicked star said on Show People that strangers occasionally approach her on the train to ask why her ears are green. It’s not a disease, people. It’s just part of the job, along with levitating high and belting even higher.Boq Can Tweet Better Than YouZachary Noah Piser may break your heart (and lose his) as Wicked’s new Boq, but that’s not all: he’s also an award-winning bird caller. He even demonstrated his Irish red-billed chough for us. This marks Piser’s Broadway debut, but we’re sure this talent will launch all sorts of opportunities. Like a musical adaptation of The Birds. Or a revival of Bye Bye Birdie. Or It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman. We’ll stop now.Always Play Elton John Live. Always.You know something’s wrong when a composer walks out in the middle of his own show. Unfortunately, that’s what happened when Adam Pascal was on stage during Aida years ago. The Disaster! star shared how upset Elton John was when he realized portions of the orchestra were pre-recorded. Don’t worry; it was very quickly reconciled and everyone moved on. After all, the past is another land. Right, Sir Elton?Tuck Has Everlasting EmotionsTuck Everlasting has yet to begin previews, and it’s already a giant sob fest (for the cast). At a recent press event, numerous cast and creative team members likened the rehearsal experience to a group therapy session with plenty of emotions and (happy) tears. Is it too late to arrange a sponsorship with Kleenex? Tuck-monogrammed tissues for sale in the lobby seems like a failsafe business venture.Disaster!’s Nun Can Throw a PunchWe all have heroes, and some people’s heroes punch sides of beef. On this week’s episode of Help!, Disaster! favorite Jennifer Simard revealed her (literal) card-carrying status in the Sylvester Stallone fan club. His resilience inspired her to get through a rough two-show day when she was all but K.O.’d on the Nederlander stage. Is it too soon for a Rocky revival? It’s 2016, people; it’s about time we had a female Rocky Balboa.Krakowski’s Still Defying GravityJane Krakowski’s currently taking a trip to the library in She Loves Me, but in her last Broadway venture in 2003, she was making a particularly sexy midair call to Antonio Banderas in Nine. At the Roundabout Theatre Company’s 50th anniversary gala, Krakowski proved she’s still got it. As it turns out, descending on silks is like riding a bike: both are fun to do while hitting a high A sharp.Tituss Burgess Has Gone Full TitusWe all know the best wine to drink while going down a Tituss Burgess YouTube spiral is Pinoooot noir. On top of his comedic timing and belting chops, the Broadway favorite and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Emmy nominee is now a wine peddler. Say “Yassss” to PinotByTituss.com. Pinot noir. Wunderbar. Drink before seeing the new Bright Star. Or enjoy with sex party host Debi Mazar. Au revoir! last_img read more

Venezuela Involved In Cocaine Production

first_imgBy Diálogo April 08, 2020 Venezuela is no longer just a transit country for drugs, as Venezuelans are involved in the first phases of cocaine production, Venezuelan experts and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) said.The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), a body of the United Nations (U.N.), said in its 2019 report, published February 27, 2020, that 33 cocaine labs had been detected and dismantled in Venezuelan territory near the Colombian border in 2018. According to the INCB, only six similar facilities were detected in 2016.“In addition to cocaine hydrochloride, the traffickers introduce coca base paste from Colombia to get it processed outside of the country, as verified in drug seizures carried out in international waters and in other countries of the region,” the INCB said in its annual report.Javier Tarazona, head of the Venezuelan NGO Fundaredes, which advocates for human rights and democracy, explains that this increase in the amount of labs found in Venezuela is the result of an “evolution.”“These are not rudimentary or improvised efforts. These are groups that want to compete in the international markets, so that’s why they set up bases in Venezuela,” Tarazona said.He added that “those in charge of illicit crops in Colombia are relocating” to Venezuelan territory, especially to the mountains in the Zulia state towns of Jesús María Semprún, Catatumbo, Guajira, Lossada, and Machiques de Perijá. These locations are where the National Bolivarian Armed Force has reported finding the most drug labs.Mildred Camero, former president of the National Commission Against the Illicit Use of Drugs of Venezuela (the current National Anti-Drug Office), said that the changes are not only related to the use of the national territory to produce drugs, but also to the participation of Venezuelans in different parts of this process, from coca growing to distribution and trade.“There are groups within the Venezuelan youth that are involved in coca crops,” Camero said. “These are boys who get paid $10 for each bag of coca leaves.”Many of them cross the border to work on crops and harvest coca leaves. But according to Camero, this dynamic “will create in Venezuela a population that engages in growing [drugs] in their own country.”“They are school dropouts who might create a generational problem in the long term, with consequences for the democratic stability of the country,” she said.In addition to identifying Venezuela as a country that contributes to cocaine production, the INCB recognized for the first time the existence of the Cartel of the Suns, a narcotrafficking mafia led by Venezuela’s military high command and members of the Nicolás Maduro regime.For Tarazona, the presence of Colombian guerrillas on Venezuelan soil, especially the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC, in Spanish), the National Liberation Army (ELN, in Spanish), and the Popular Liberation Army (EPL, in Spanish), and their connections to the Cartel of the Suns explain the country’s evolution from a drug transit into a drug producing country. The presence of Colombian guerrillas and the regime’s support, said Tarazona, are alarming.“The worst is that FARC leaders, such as Iván Márquez and Jesús Santrich, among others, operate from the Miraflores Presidential Palace, and that the leadership in Caracas protects and funds them and treats them like ministers with escorts,” Tarazona told the Spanish newspaper ABC Internacional.last_img read more

PODCAST: Bettering people’s lives

first_imgRay Lancaster ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Ray Lancaster began his career as a credit union volunteer. But looking back it seems inevitable Lancaster would become a credit union CEO one day.Lancaster embodies the credit union spirit. As CEO of $167 million asset Pyramid Federal Credit Union in Tucson, Ariz., he’s always looking for a way to help others.One of his greatest inspirations was the National Credit Union Foundation’s Development Education (DE) Program. It was during the Foundation’s DE training in 2014 that Lancaster realized how many Americans are one misstep away from financial disaster.center_img continue reading »last_img read more

Tell the world that the “a la Croate” later tie was made by Croats

first_imgTHE ROOT OF THE WORD – it was worn “a la Croate” translated into Croatian The young French King Louis XIV. he began wearing a tie in 1646 when he was only seven years old and thus in some way set the fashion standard of all French nobles. They soon adopted this new garment to be worn a la Croate (‘in the Croatian way’), which also became the new root of the French word cravate. And so somehow the story about the tie began. Ties shown to the world by Croats. Every man in the world will put a tie on himself at least once, and whenever someone receives a pen in his hands, he must remember Croatia. Pens and ties must be our main symbols, at least when we talk about congress tourism, as well as the branding of Croatia. This weekend is World Tie Day (October 18), and I can’t help but get the impression that, despite all the power of this “symbol”, we still haven’t used the fact that the tie is a Croatian product enough. / / / THE BOOK “WHAT ARE CROATS LIKE” IS A MANDATORY READING FOR ALL CURRENT AND FUTURE TOURIST EMPLOYEES Be proud every time you put on a tie, be ambassadors of our tourism and tell the story of how a tie is a Croatian product. Back in 2013, after two years of preparations, Academia Cravatica made one of the most beautiful postcards from Croatia, when they set up a large tie installation around the Arena, the world’s best-preserved Roman amphitheater, which symbolically connected past and future, antiquity and modern civilization. The tie was long 808 meters, and the maximum width of the lower part of the tie is 25 meters. The knot of the tie itself is 15 meters long, 16,5 meters wide in its greatest width, and 5,4 meters wide in its narrowest part, and more than a billion people according to the interpretation of Academia Cravatica was introduced to our story of the tie. How to stand out in a sea full of fish? How do the “small” survive among the big ones? We have something to be proud of, praise and stand out. We have true and credible stories with which we can and must be different. We have The “holy grail” in the world of marketing and branding, not one but hundreds of them.  Shift of the Guard, Association of Historical Troops with a Tie led by the Cravat Regiment / Academia Cravatica Could it be better than branding and associating with one such symbol? Tie = Croatia – the homeland of the tie. But let’s start from the beginning of the story that began as a scarf around the necks of Croatian soldiers, and today is the most widespread fashion detail in the world. God save us from plague, famine, war and Croats Without going deeper into history, but in the 17th century, thanks to many battles won, even against the Swedes, who until then were considered the best warriors in Europe at the time, the Croats became synonymous with light cavalry. Why is this very important, precisely because as warriors at the time who were not ordinary mercenaries or bandits, as evidenced by their neat and carefully adorned uniforms, it was the Croats who stood out with a previously unknown fashion detail in Europe – with a red scarf around his neck tied in a knot. One of the oldest stereotypes about Croats in Europe is that of Croatian belligerence, courage and cruelty. As Božo Skoko writes in his book “What are Croats like? in the 17th century, German and Swedish mothers allegedly threatened their mischievous children “ If you are not good, the Croats will come and take you away”, And that is exactly how the prayer was created centuries later” God save us from plague, famine, war and Croats “. Zrinski defended Europe by stopping the Turks under Siget of Hungary, and even Napoleon himself said of the Croats that he had never had braver and better soldiers. ” If he had only one hundred thousand Croats, he would conquer the whole world”. Croatian inventors are responsible for great discoveries, discoveries that the world must know are from Croatia, especially if we talk in the context of Croatia as a tourist destination and branding the country. Why doesn’t the world know about the connection between Croatia and Tesla, Penkala, Faust Vrančić and others, our innovators who indebted us.  PEN AND TIE – MAIN SYMBOLS What is the image and perception of Croatia in Europe? Are we recognized with something other than the sun and the sea, famous athletes and Dubrovnik? Is that all we can offer and show? CROATIAN GIANTS – TESLA, PENKALA, FAUST VRANČIĆ DO YOU KNOW HOW PETER MIŠKOVIĆ INVENTOR steam bath, AS Tomislav Uzelac invented the first MP3 PLAYER AND THE M-PARKING, AS IVAN VUČETIĆ FATHER dactyloscopy – METHOD Fingerprinting, A MARIN SOLJAČIĆ is the first carried out experiments WIRELESS TRANSMISSION OF ELECTRICITY, WHILE JOSIP BELUŠIĆ INVENTED THE SPEEDOMETER. THE LIST IS MUCH MUCH LONGER. The tie is a symbol of men and the business world. And the fact that every man in the world will put a tie on himself at least once in his life speaks volumes about the strength of the tie as a brand.  ADOBRAN, TORPEDO, TIE, ZEPELIN, ROCKET ENGINE, MARINE COMPASS… Tomorrow is (August 18) World Tie Day. Happy World Tie Day to you. What will make us stand out in the crowd?  However, we can freely expand this story to the question: Why is a pen not our Croatian souvenir? The pen is used by people from all over the world every day, imagine that we have branded it well and whenever someone receives a pen, remember Croatia. Well that’s marketing and branding! Fortunately, awareness of the origin of the tie is proudly promoted by the institution Academia Cravatica, which is also the organizer of the only and first European festival dedicated to the phenomenon of necktie today. Photo: Academia Cravatica Photo: www.duckass.net / Lana’s DuckAss Why doesn’t the world know that Croats are deserving for parachute, torpedo, tie, Dalmatians, airship, rocket engine, ship’s compass… Where are the theme museums, amusement parks… for each of our prominent innovators visited by thousands of tourists? Where are the themed evenings celebrating the achievements of our innovators? This is how the tourist season is extended! Tie, lazo, slips, Krawatte, ネ ク タ イ, 领带, cravate or in Croatian tie is a garment that everyone knows and knows. World brand, right? Cover photo: Academia Cravaticalast_img read more