Eight charged in Sweden over Caribbean drug bust

first_imgBy Dialogo March 27, 2012 STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Swedish prosecutors charged eight people on March 26 suspected of belonging to a drug ring linked to a massive Caribbean cocaine bust in 2010, following a lengthy probe in several European countries. The eight suspects, whose names were not released, were charged with aggravated narcotics crime, narcotics smuggling and money laundering for crimes committed between 2006 and 2010, Sweden’s international prosecution authority said March 26. The charges were linked to a record drug bust in June 2010 on a sailboat off the Caribbean island of Martinique, where police seized some 1.4 tons of Colombian cocaine, worth around 4 billion kronor (€505 million, US$675 million), according to the Swiss authorities. The seized cocaine corresponds to 5.6 million doses, prosecutors said. [AFP, 26/03/2012; Thelocal.se (Sweden), 26/03/2012]last_img read more

The island of Pag as a leader in our tourism. The key word is synergy and proactivity

first_imgAuthors of photos: Tourist agency Perla Pag, Heart Zone – Nordic walking club and association Volim Vlašići (Pedal on Pag). “After three successful active weekends on the island of Pag, we are looking forward to enabling active tourists to get to know the southern part of the island of Pag this coming weekend. We have two attractive disciplines, mountain biking on Saturday, 1.8. in the town of Pag and a day later, .2.8. Nordic walking in Vlašići. In both disciplines you will be able to get to know the most beautiful things that the southern part of the island of Pag has to offer. “, Said Berislav Sokač from Run Croatia. The efforts of the participants will be rewarded with an incredibly impressive view of the town of Pag, the fascinating salt fields, Velebit and the Velebit Channel. On Sunday, August 2, fans of the increasingly popular Nordic walking will have the opportunity to set off on an unusual and interesting trail “Sundial” in Vlašići. It is in the most difficult moments for our tourism that the island of Pag has proven to be a leader in our tourism through synergy and proactivity, despite all the aggravating frameworks. At the very least, the same process is expected from other islands, as the island is one destination and one brand. Of course every start is difficult, there is still a lot of work to complete the whole story, but the synergy of all tourist boards goes further and that is the best news. Many more projects are planned, and I invite everyone to support this great positive example of synergy and proactivity on the island of Pag. It is possible, it only takes will. It would be interesting to see that the CNTB seriously supports this project. At the very least, it is strange that the CNTB did not score on this example and with its support showed in which direction our tourism must go. This is a unique example in our tourism, and they deserve all the support. Personally, if I were the director of the CNTB, I would come to one of the PAG SUMMER OUTDOOR WEEKEND programs and thus send a strong message to everyone in tourism that synergy is imperative. Especially in today’s context, where support for such projects is more than needed. But that’s just my loud thinking. “Join us on one of the most impressive trails of our lunar island. Surrounded by blue skies, white rocks and blue sea, you will enjoy the freedom of existence and movement in the southernmost part of the island. The view from the Sundial on Velebit, the Pag Bridge, the Bay of Ljubac, the islet of Sikavac and the green peaks of the island of Ugljan in the distance will be long in your mind. The trail leads from Vlašić over the hill to the macadam road to the Sundial, which was made in ancient times by a lover of the sun, the sea and the karst of Pag. We will walk eight kilometers. Upon our return, we will refresh ourselves with the Pag snack. At the beginning, you will get short instructions for effective Nordic walking”, Stated the host Silvija Zoković and invited all Nordic walking fans to treat themselves to an unforgettable morning of this year’s summer vacation under expert guidance.   / / / SYNERGY OF TOURIST BOARDS IN ACTION, NOT ONLY ON PAPER. BRAVO FOR TOURIST BOARDS OF THE ISLAND OF PAG “The island of Pag is becoming a destination of a unique tourist offer, from the first shots on the Pag bridge to the northernmost point on the point Luna. We have summed up all the beauties of our longest Adriatic island in this promotional film with which we want to show how much we love our island of Pag and we want a warm year-round welcome to tourists who come to us. We travel as tourists to connect as friends or family with each other, but also with our hosts, new places and beautiful nature, cultural heritage, unforgettable events and island gastronomy. No man is an island for himself, you find your own on the island of Pag” reports from the tourist boards of the island of Pag. The promotional film was made in cooperation and organization of the Tourist Boards of the island of Pag: Novalja Tourist Board, Pag Tourist Board, Kolan Tourist Board, Povljana Tourist Board, Stara Novalja Tourist Board or organized by all tourist boards of the island of Pag and that is the main story. Which is another continuation of the synergy and cooperation signed Agreement on project association of local tourist boards on the island of Pag. Run Croatia and the Kissa Association are in charge of designing, developing and implementing the concept of these attractive events in cooperation with the island’s tourist boards.  On the first day of August, mountain biking enthusiasts set off on a trail with the romantic name “Embrace of stone and wind” that will enjoy the silence of nature and the many unusual and attractive areas shaped by the famous Pag bora. At the very top of Kiršin (263 m) they will be greeted by a field of the only island wind farms in Croatia as a witness to the harmonious combination of past and future. center_img This weekend he is still active on the island of Pag That the signed agreement on the project to the association is not just a letter on paper, the best proof is this year’s excellent new project Pag Outdoor Summer Weekend i.e. the concept of active weeks to be held with licensed and experienced trainers in various forms of active tourism. Bravo for the island of Pag. The island of Pag as a leader in our tourism This weekend continues PAG SUMMER OUTDOOR WEEKEND for all lovers of active tourism and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the lunar island. The aim of this joint project is to promote the island of Pag as a destination for active and gastro tourism and to promote the culture and traditions of the island of Pag which will take place every weekend until the end of August in cooperation with TZG Pag, TZG Novalja, TZO Kolan, TZO Povljana and TZM Stara Novalja. One island and one common vision – a bold step forward to make the island of Pag a tourist destination, which is only logical and ultimately productive. The island of Pag is one destination, like any other island. Film production: Moonstone Production dooProducer: Marko KapitanovićDirector: Antea RatkovićCamera: Marko Kapitanović, Dragan Kovačević, Antea RatkovićEditing: Dragan KovačevićMusic: Bensound – Adventure, Scott Buckley – Ascension Concept and Supervisor: Libra Agency doo New promotional tourist video of the island of Pag says “No Man is an Island..yet we are all looking for one… “last_img read more

H&B and Arup win contract for Cricklewood planning

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Coronavirus the worst global crisis since WW II, says UN chief

first_imgThe New York-based United Nations was founded at the end of the war in 1945 and has 193 member states.”A stronger and more effective response… is only possible in solidarity if everybody comes together and if we forget political games and understand that it is humankind that is at stake,” Guterres added.More than 40,000 people have been killed so far as the disease spreads across the world, and causes economic devastation.”We are far from having a global package to help the developing world to create the conditions both to suppress the disease and to address the dramatic consequences,” Guterres warned, pointing to unemployment, the collapse of small firms and vulnerable people in the informal economy. “We are slowly moving in the right direction, but we need to speed up, and we need to do much more if we want to defeat the virus.”The UN on Tuesday created a new fund to help developing countries after last week appealing for donations for poor and conflict-hit nations.Beyond traditional aid from rich countries “we need to have innovative financial instruments,” so that developing nations are able to respond to the crisis, Guterres said.He warned that the coronavirus outbreak could return from poorer countries, especially in Africa, to hit wealthy countries again, and that millions could die. The coronavirus pandemic is the worst global crisis since World War II, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday, expressing concern that it could trigger conflicts around the world.Guterres said that the scale of the crisis was due to “a disease that represents a threat to everybody in the world and… an economic impact that will bring a recession that probably has no parallel in the recent past.””The combination of the two facts and the risk that it contributes to enhanced instability, enhanced unrest, and enhanced conflict are things that make us believe that this is the most challenging crisis we have faced since the Second World War,” he told reporters.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Big Four bank warns shock to unit prices will spill over to houses

first_imgA Big Four bank has expressed concern over “strong risks” in Brisbane’s concentrated new unit market, warning a major fall in prices will spill over to houses.ONE of Australia’s Big Four banks has warned that a shock to unit prices will spill over to houses — and Brisbane is in the crosshairs.ANZ has run the numbers on Brisbane’s unit oversupply and warned there were “strong risks” arising out of the concentration of unit supply in the inner city which could see any price shock spill over to the housing market. ANZ bank has warned that Brisbane was already seeing unit prices fall.In latest Economic Insight report, ANZ Research revealed analysis on the spillover effect of a 10 per cent drop in Brisbane unit prices on other parts of the market, concluding there would be a “direct negative impact” on local house prices that could last for over a year.It said such a shock would see a 4 per cent fall in Brisbane house prices three months after the shock, while a similar drop in Sydney and Melbourne would see much higher levels of price cuts.“A sharp drop in unit prices has a direct negative impact on local house prices in all three cities, with the negative effect lasting around four to five quarters,” ANZ Research said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoThe Big Four bank said the “sheer number of apartments set to come to market over the next 18 to 24 months is raising fears of oversupply and the possibility of corresponding price falls.” “Indeed, Brisbane unit prices are already falling.”Nationally the backlog of work was sitting at 220,000 dwellings worth $35 billion, but it was the concentration of units in Brisbane’s inner city that raised the alarm. While a major unit price drop in Sydney would impact Brisbane, the same could not be said for the reverse, according to ANZ. Picture: Destination NSWANZ Research warned that while Sydney and Melbourne saw a wide geographic spread in apartment supply, Brisbane’s construction boom was “heavily focused” in the inner city.“The concentration of building in such a small geographical area is likely to raise the risk of oversupply emerging, in our view. At the same time, Queensland’s population growth sits around historical lows in the post-mining boom period, which exacerbates the risks in this market.”The Big Four bank said it was “potentially seeing the start of this development right now” with Brisbane unit prices sitting 2.1 per cent lower than a year ago. “On the other hand, Melbourne prices are still rising (3.2 per cent year on year), and units in Sydney are experiencing strong growth (15 per cent year on year).”“With the additions to supply set to keep coming in Brisbane, there is a strong risk that we will see this trend persist for some time.”The bank analysis found that while any price falls in Sydney would have repercussions for Brisbane and Melbourne, a price correction in Brisbane “has no spill-over effect on the other cities”.last_img read more

Italian FA chief looking at May return for Serie A

first_imgItalian football federation (FIGC) president Gabriele Gravina expressed his hope on Wednesday Serie A would resume on May 2 with a possible finish in July at the latest. Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Gabriele Gravina hopes for a return to Serie A on May 2. All Italian sport has been suspended until April 3 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic which has killed 2,978 people in the country and forced the postponement of Euro 2020. “I don’t even want to think that we won’t start again, it would be a hiatus, it would worry me for our country,” Gravina told Italian radio. “We’re working on the hypothesis of starting again on May 2 and completing the championships possibly going into July if we don’t achieve it by June 30. “In the event that it’s impossible to use all the windows as planned, we will resort to a change in the format of the competitions.” The FIGC president welcomed the postponement of the European Championship until 2021, stating as far as they were concerned “national championships have priority”. “We don’t want to penalise anyone, but just as we evaluate format changes in the event of a reduction of the windows to play, so UEFA must do so by remodelling the Champions and Europa League,” added Gravina. The Champions League final is scheduled to take place on June 27 and the Europa League final on June 24. Italy’s sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora backed Gravina’s estimation “that Serie A can resume on May 3”. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Historical Mysteries That Still Haven’t Been SolvedWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Mysterious Discoveries From All Around The World15 Celebs You Probably Didn’t Expect To Be CheerleadersThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeIf Zodiac Signs Were Women: Amazing Artwork By Vivien Szaniszlo9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo “At least that’s what we hope for,” said Spadafora. “We will then assess whether it will be behind closed or open doors.” Eight teams have 13 Serie A games left to play with the remainder having 12, with four Italian sides still in European competition, and a Coppa Italia semi-final, second round match and final still to be played. – No Olympic ‘deadline’ – Meanwhile, Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) chief Giovanni Malago confirmed an extraordinary council of their body would take place on March 26 with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics up for discussion. Loading… Read Also: Ronaldo sunbathes shirtless at home as partner goes shopping “There is no deadline for the Olympics, but in the minds of those who know our world, we know that to understand if Tokyo 2020 can take place as scheduled, we cannot go beyond the last week of May or the first week of June,” Malago told Sky Sports Italia. “Health comes first and foremost, common sense must prevail. We don’t know how long this health crisis will last.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Roy Wade, 86, Holton

first_imgRoy J. Wade, 86, of Holton passed away at 5:10am, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville. He was born at Sullivan, Illinois on July 16, 1931 the son of Harvey and Josephine West Wade. Survivors include one son Tim (Karla) Wade of Burlington, Oklahoma; two daughters Gail Snyder of West Harrison, and Lisa (Roger) McQueen of Laurel; 7 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; one sister Betty Friend of Anderson. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son Danny. Mr. Wade was an Army veteran of the Korean War and in civilian life was a tool & die maker. He was a former employee of Arvins in North Vernon and retired in 2009 after 36 years with Delta Faucet in Greensburg. His hobbies included building muzzle loading rifles and he enjoyed horseback riding on his farm west of Dabney. Roy attended the Shelby Christian Church. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 29th at 11am at the Shelby Christian Church with Bro. Earl Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will begin at 9am Monday and will also at the Shelby Christian Church. Memorials may be given to the Shelby Christian Church or the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.last_img read more

Ferguson: City’s title a motivation

first_img If United overcome relegation-threatened Aston Villa at Old Trafford tonight, it will clinch a record 20th championship. As they will still have four games remaining, it completes an admirable recovery from that gut-wrenching end to the previous campaign. “We had a big job to do,” said Ferguson. “The way we lost it, and the fact it was City, gave us an incentive. You have to admire the focus we have shown this season. We are resilient and the consistency has been good.” Press Association He added: “Like all the previous teams, they never give in. That is a fact. It is the history of the club more than anything. Once they have been here two or three years, the players buy into it. These are the qualities that have helped them to be where they are just now.” Not that Ferguson will be declaring the season over even if the champagne corks are popping in the home dressing room. The Scot intends to keep his men driving on, eager to eclipse the Premier League points record of Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea, who amassed 95 points in 2005. “There won’t be any slacking off,” said Ferguson. “(The record) is not beyond us at all. Can Manchester United win five games in a row? How many times have we done that?” Ferguson’s longevity allows him to plan ahead in a manner most of his counterparts cannot. For instance, in January he secured the services of Wilfried Zaha, knowing he could afford to leave the England Under-21 winger on loan at Crystal Palace, furthering his education in the Eagles’ Championship play-off push. And Ferguson is also keen to offer praise to striker Javier Hernandez, perhaps the most vulnerable member of his strikeforce given how highly the Mexican is regarded across Europe and his relatively low number of key starts. “We hope he feels as though he has made a contribution because we do,” said Ferguson. “It is not easy picking players when you have a squad of 26 and every one is an international. “But Javier has scored 16 goals and when he came on at West Ham the other night his movement was terrific. He has got that in his locker all the time. His enthusiasm to play is always there.” center_img Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted the fact Manchester United lost their Premier League title to Manchester City last season provided added incentive to get it back.last_img read more

Thunder Bay Arts Council Celebrates 45 Years With Public Sculpture: ‘Departure’

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe Alpena Aplex was full of music and dinner as the Thunder Bay Arts Council celebrated it’s 45th anniversary. The anniversary dinner was held to unveil the Alpena sculptured bikeway, walkway bicentennial project.This year the sculpture was themed “Departure.” Created by Ann Gildner, President of the Thunder Bay Arts Council, Tim Kuehnlein said the council wanted to leave a legacy with the new public sculpture to remind everyone that the arts is still important in the community.“Arts and culture grounded in the tourist industry are a must for any community that is multifaceted and diversified in the economic base. I think Alpena and Northeast Michigan get that. We will be there; we’ve been there from the beginning of this. Not just us, but art in the loft, the theaters, museum, NOAA. It’s really amazing what this community and this little part of northeast Michigan or I should say this corner of Michigan has to offer,” Kuehnlein said.A board member for over 7 years, Karen McConnell said the art in Alpena is truly unique.“I think it’s very unique that we have two theaters that we can go to. Our high school gives wonderful plays, and we have great shows. There’s always something going on in Alpena musically. The Besser Museum has so much wonderful things to offer and there’s so much going on that if you can’t find something to do, I think you’re not looking,” McConnell said.If you’re looking for the public sculpture the piece will be completed by September and located at the downtown bi path. The Thunder Bay Arts Council was founded in 1972 and is the longest art council in the state of Michigan.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Arts, Bi Path, Happy Birthday, Thunder Bay Arts CouncilContinue ReadingPrevious Rogers City Student, Dy’Shauna Rutherford Wins 2nd Annual Student Film Competition: ‘BioDiversityIs-Unity’Next Avenue of Flags Coming Soonlast_img read more

If Dodgers keep winning, season could get historic in a hurry

first_imgLess believable, he said, “is more of the way everything worked out.”Wednesday’s 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox was the 10th game the Dodgers have won in their final at-bat this season. The 10 game-winning RBIs have come from nine different players. (Trivia answer: Yasiel Puig, Kyle Farmer, Justin Turner, Cody Bellinger, Chris Taylor, Corey Seager, Logan Forsythe, Austin Barnes and Adrian Gonzalez.)The Dodgers have yet to lose a game they led after eight innings this season, but they have won eight times when trailing after eight.“It’s been a wild couple months, that’s for sure,” Bellinger said.What lies ahead could get historic in a hurry. The implications of an 85-34 record with six weeks left on the schedule are staggering. The websites FanGraphs.com and BaseballProspectus.com both project the Dodgers to finish the season 111-51. The franchise record for wins is 105, set in 1953 in Brooklyn. The Dodgers can go 21-22 to end the regular season and still break that record.This is the franchise’s 134th year of existence. Consider that the Dodgers have played more than 20,000 games since Year 1 – 1884 – and raised their winning percentage from .526 to .527 in less than five months.But how do the 2017 Dodgers compare to all major league teams, ever?The 1906 Chicago Cubs and 2001 Seattle Mariners share the all-time record of 116 regular-season wins. To equal that mark, the Dodgers must finish the season 31-12, a .721 clip that would require they slow down a bit. The Dodgers are 30-5 (.857) since July 4. The post-World War I record for highest winning percentage in a season (.721 by the 1954 Cleveland Indians) is also within reach.A team’s “magic number” is the minimum number of games that must be played in order to clinch a berth. The Dodgers’ magic number to clinch a playoff berth is 19. The Dodgers could seal their fate as early as Aug. 27, a home game against the Milwaukee Brewers.The Dodgers’ magic number to clinch the National League West is 24. The earliest they could clinch a division title is Aug. 30, a road game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.The New York Yankees established a modern record by clinching a playoff berth on Aug. 30, 1998. The Cincinnati Reds became the NL West champions on Sept. 7, 1975, the earliest a team has ever clinched a division title.For all the attention the Chicago Cubs garnered while ending their World Series drought last year, they did not clinch a playoff berth until Sept. 14. They won the NL Central the following day.Already, the Dodgers have a target on their backs, Manager Dave Roberts said.“When you’re an elite team and you look at what we’ve done, certainly every time they see us on the schedule they’re going to bring their best,” he said after Wednesday’s win. “Absolutely. I think our guys have set the bar for the league, and rightfully so.” LOS ANGELES >> Imagine going to spring training to watch the Dodgers, coming home, then going into a slumber for four months. You open your eyes in the middle of August and the Dodgers lead the National League West by 18 1/2 games. They can clinch their fifth straight division title before September and, by winning 32 of their final 43 games, break the all-time record for most wins in a season.Rob Segedin is not Rip Van Winkle, but his circumstances are illustrative. When injuries to his foot and wrist sent Segedin to the disabled list on April 19, the Dodgers were 8-8. They were 9-11 by April 24, the day before Cody Bellinger was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Since then they’ve gone 76-23; the Houston Astros have baseball’s second-best record during that time at 61-40.Segedin said he spent many a late night awake in Arizona, on rehab, watching the drama play out on TV.“I would’ve believed it,” Segedin said of the Dodgers’ record.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more