By Dialogo July 22, 2014 BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Anti-narcotics police have intercepted a motorboat carrying 1.2 tons of cocaine chlorohydrate in the Pacific ocean 70 nautical miles south of Panama’s Azuero Peninsula, National Police reported on July 21. The interception, which was supported by the United States’ Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), was part of Operation MARTILLO, a multinational effort to disrupt transnational criminal organizations by limiting their ability to use Central America as a transit zone. Four suspects were arrested in connection with the drugs. According to the police, the boat and the cocaine belonged to an organization that has been using the coastal region of the Naya river, Cauca, as a drug-trafficking route to the central American countries. [AFP (United States), 21/07/2014; National Police (Colombia), 21/07/2014; El Espectador (Colombia), 21/07/2014]
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County authorities have arrested 61 home improvement contractors accused of operating without a license following a two-month investigation that included nine sting operations.The suspected unscrupulous contractors—some local, some out-of-towners who came in after Sandy—were involved with 56 different companies and face a combined total of $150,000 worth of fines, authorities said.“We had one contractor who was knocking on doors collecting money to do Sandy recovery work,” Nassau County Consumer Affairs Commissioner Madalyn Farley told reporters at a news conference Thursday. “He would do a little bit of the work and then move on.”Police joined forces with Consumer Affairs investigators on the case after receiving an overwhelming amount of complaints of shady contractors from homeowners rebuilding after Sandy.Some of the suspects have pleaded guilty and $82,000 in fines has been collected to date, officials said. Some contractors also face up to one year in jail while others are accused of more serious crimes.Nassau County prosecutors said four contractors from Long Island and New York City have been charged with grand larceny for stealing more than $150,000 from homeowners for unfinished improvements.
Sam Allardyce sends warning to Arsenal over Wilfried Zaha transfer move Arsenal have failed with two bids for Crystal Palace attacker Wilfried Zaha (Picture: Getty)Former Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce has told Arsenal to stop ‘messing around’ and ‘pay the money’ for Wilfried Zaha before it’s too late.The Gunners’ opening £40million bid for Zaha was swiftly rejected, with Palace reportedly incensed with the offer considering they value the 26-year-old forward at around £80m.Arsenal have responded by offering £65million plus a loan move for Reiss Nelson, but the Eagles have once again turned down the proposal.Palace, quickly losing patience, are only interested in a permanent deal for any player coming in exchange for Zaha and are threatening to walk away from their talks with Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpeaking to talkSPORT, Allardyce said: ‘Pay the money! Wilf is in his prime now and there’s not too many like him about.‘I think he’s so ready and I hope Steve [Parish] isn’t calling me for saying this, but it’s Wilf’s time.‘If he doesn’t go very shortly then he never will and Arsenal really need to stump the money up. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 24 Jul 2019 11:41 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.1kShares Advertisement Zaha reportedly submitted a transfer request after returning from AFCON (Picture: Getty)Reports last week claimed that Zaha had handed in a transfer request, Roy Hodgson expects the Ivorian to return to pre-season training with Palace.‘He has not spoken to me. I don’t know if he’s spoken to the club,’ Palace’s manager said following the side’s defeat to Nottingham Forest.‘As far as I’m concerned, he is coming back, he is our player and I’ve been given no information that the club is interested in selling him at the moment.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I’m just expecting him back, looking forward to working with him and seeing some of the things he can do for us.‘I think he has got another ten days or another week of holiday. I think he is back after we play Bristol City and before we play Hertha Berlin – that gives him his three weeks off.‘If he wants to come back earlier we will be very happy to see him.’MORE: Unai Emery hints Laurent Koscielny is no longer in his plans after Arsenal captain’s pre-season snub Comment Advertisement Allardyce believes it’s Zaha’s time to rejoin a big club (Picture: Getty)‘If Manchester United are having to pay £90m for a centre half which is what they’re looking at in Leicester’s Maguire then Wilf’s £70-80m, it’s worth it today in the market.‘He’s proven he can be a massive success at Arsenal.‘Arsenal are truing to mess around… pay the money, time’s running out and the window’s going to shut.’
26 Knightsbridge Parade West, Sovereign Islands.A palatial mansion on the Sovereign Islands sold for $2.2 million moments before it was set to go under the hammer.The five-bedroom five-bathroom home at 26 Knightsbridge Pde West was bought by a Gold Coast couple who plan to live in the property.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:37Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenPool Inspiration00:37Ray White Sovereign Islands agents Edin Kara and Paul Ledgerwood negotiated the sale.“The buyers loved that it is modern, has clean lines and a is a low-maintenance property,” Mr Kara said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“All they have to do is bring in their furniture and enjoy the property.”26 Knightsbridge Parade West, Sovereign Islands.The house is on a 749sq m property with almost 21m of water frontage and a 15m pontoon.A pool, spa, outdoor kitchen with a rotisserie barbecue, media room, and full home automation are among its luxury features.26 Knightsbridge Parade West, Sovereign Islands.
A render of the Castle Glen development to be built at Belgian Gardens.About Town Real Estate agent Anthony Dare said the Castle Glen development would offer buyers something different from the typical homes that have dominated new estates in Townsville.“It’s a modern take on the Queenslander in a gated community,” he said.“There are only 12 residences and with the landscaping the species are all in keeping with architecture and the area and they are drought tolerant as well as giving a lush look.“This is going to be for families and in particular second or third home buyers.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“It’s going to value add to the suburb as well because it’s in keeping but it still has a modern twist.” A render of the Castle Glen development to be built at Belgian Gardens.“It shows there is faith in Townsville to put quality into there instead of doing mass produced homes because these have been architecturally designed internally and externally right down to the plants,” Mr Dare said.“It’s a great vote of confidence in the region and this is a piece of land that otherwise no one would have done anything with.“I think people are now seeing that we’re in the early stages of recovery.”For more information on the project contact Mr Dare on 0455 859 528. A render of the Castle Glen development to be built at Belgian Gardens.A BOUTIQUE development consisting of 12 homes inside a gated community will be built at Belgian Gardens as confidence continues to grow in Townsville’s property market. Land has been cleared at Potts St ready for the homes to be built with the community to have a modern Queenslander feel.The homes will be catered towards mid to high-range buyers and feature premium finishes in lush, landscaped grounds. A render of the Castle Glen development to be built at Belgian Gardens.The land has been cleared ready for development and interested buyers are circling, with interest coming from as far afield as Melbourne.Four houses and two duplexes are available for sale in stage one.Construction will start once four homes have been bought off the plan which is expected to occur in the next few months.Prospective buyers will be able to take virtual walk-throughs of the yet-to-be-built homes. Mr Dare said now was the perfect time for the development to go ahead as confidence starts to return to Townsville.While buyers won’t be able to change the look of the outside of the homes to ensure it is in keeping with the estate, things like internal colours will be able to be customised.
Sharing is caring! Share Share Share Tweet HealthLifestyle Tips to relieve stress by: – June 10, 2014 38 Views no discussions Is stress making you frustrated and irritable? Stress relievers can help restore calm and serenity to your chaotic life. You don’t have to invest a lot of time or thought into stress relievers. If your stress is getting out of control and you need quick relief, try one of these tips.Get activeVirtually any form of physical activity can act as a stress reliever. Even if you’re not an athlete or you’re out of shape, exercise is still a good stress reliever.Physical activity pumps up your feel-good endorphins and other natural neural chemicals that enhance your sense of well-being. Exercise also refocuses your mind on your body’s movements, improving your mood and helping the day’s irritations fade away. Consider walking, jogging, gardening, housecleaning, biking, swimming, weightlifting or anything else that gets you active.Laugh moreA good sense of humor can’t cure all ailments, but it can help you feel better, even if you have to force a fake laugh through your grumpiness. When you laugh, it not only lightens your mental load but also causes positive physical changes in your body. Laughter fires up and then cools down your stress response. So read some jokes, tell some jokes, watch a comedy or hang out with your funny friends.Connect with othersWhen you’re stressed and irritable, your instinct may be to wrap yourself in a cocoon. Instead, reach out to family and friends and make social connections.Social contact is a good stress reliever because it offers distraction, provides support, and helps you tolerate life’s up and downs. So take a coffee break with a friend, email a relative, or visit your place of worship. Got more time? Considering volunteering for a charitable group and help yourself while helping others.Assert yourselfYou might want to do it all, but you can’t, at least not without paying a price. Learning to say no or being willing to delegate can help you manage your to-do list and your stress.Saying yes may seem like an easy way to keep the peace, prevent conflicts and get the job done right. But it may actually cause you internal conflict because your needs and those of your family come second, which can lead to stress, anger, resentment and even the desire to exact revenge. And that’s not a very calm and peaceful reaction.Mayo Clinic
GAMING1 uses AI to combat problem gambling August 4, 2020 Share KSA report reveals age verification failings June 29, 2020 Submit Share BonusFinder research finds 94% of UK gamblers aware of RG tools June 22, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles The Netherlands gambling regulator, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), will appoint an operator for its problem gambling helpline after launching its tender process.The service will offer gamblers access to treatment, advice and support via a website, chat service, email and telephone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Under the Netherlands’ Remote Gaming Act, the KSA was tasked with running the service, however its development has been outsourced.The problem gambling helpline will be directly sponsored by the KSA funding body with funds secured from the Gaming Act social responsibility levy.The helpline, according to the KSA, must be operational from 1 April,l ahead of when punters will be permitted to gamble in the Netherlands.During an initial consultation conducted in February, seven providers submitted applications to help with the development of the helpline. However, interested parties have until September to apply.The regulated Dutch betting market is due to open up on 1 July 2021, which is six months later than its original date of 1 January. It has been suggested that due to the ongoing disruption caused by the global pandemic, this date could be pushed back further, however, this is yet to be confirmed by the KSA.
A total number of 223 goals has been recorded in 80 matches so far in the MTN FA Cup as eight teams make it to the quarter-final stage this weekend.All the goals were scored from the Preliminary round through to the last 16 stage.According to the scoring statistics, 192 players have all scored in the competition with Nania FC’s Maxwell Ashirefie and Robert Ghansah of Eleven Wise leading the charts with four goals apiece.Top scorersMaxwell Ashirefie (Nania FC) – 4Robert Ghansah (Eleven Wise) – 4Daniel Obeng (Dumas FC) – 3Raphael Y. Akoto (Westland FC) – 3Emmanuel Allan (Aduana) – 3Mohammed Musah (All Blacks) – 3Mallam Yussif Mohammed (Guan Utd) – 3Bernard Dolphine (Eleven Wise) – 3The quarter-finals will take place on the weekend of April 27-28. Quarter-final fixturesAsante Kotoko v Eleven WiseAmidaus v Aduana StarsMedeama v Heart of LionsHearts of Oak v Gold Stars
The Lakers roster currently stands at 18 players, three over the league’s regular season maximum. A pair of former local college stars will join the Lakers in training camp.Former USC guard Julian Jacobs and ex-UCLA forward Travis Wear will join the Lakers when they open the season on Sept. 27 at training camp in Santa Barbara.Jacobs, from Las Vegas, went undrafted after leaving USC following his junior year. He averaged 11.6 points for the Trojans last season and led the Pac-12 with 5.5 assists per game.Wear, who attended Mater Dei in Santa Ana, played at UCLA from 2011-14 and last appeared in the NBA as a rookie with the New York Knicks in the 2014-15 season, averaging 3.9 points and 2.1 rebounds in 51 games. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
30 May 2013 England Golf backs new women’s Access event England Golf is backing the launch of a new tournament on the Ladies European Tour Access Series (LETAS). The WPGA International Challenge, supported by the Professional Golfers’ Association, will be played at Stoke by Nayland Hotel Golf & Spa (pictured) on September 26-28 – and the field will include 20 elite amateurs. Nigel Edwards, the England Golf performance director has praised the opportunity for England’s leading women amateurs to gain valuable experience. He said: “England Golf is delighted to be a partner with the LET Access Tour. The Access Series provides a valuable opportunity for our top players as they progress from their amateur career by providing entry to competitive professional events. “Stoke by Nayland will provide a challenging venue and we know the team there will bring experience from their previous support of the European Challenge Tour and Senior Tour and deliver an excellent event for players and spectators alike.” The 54-hole tournament, which is the only UK event on the LETAS schedule, will have a prize fund of €25,000 and total field of 120 players. It will include 20 WPGA members, including the winners of six events and the leading players on a qualifying order of merit. Di Barnard, Tour Director LET Access Series, said: “We are delighted to announce the addition of the WPGA International Challenge to the 2013 LETAS schedule. There is a very strong golfing community in the UK and a large representation of players from this region on both the LET and LETAS.” The PGA’s chief executive, Sandy Jones, commented: “I am very pleased to say that we are presenting the event at Stoke by Nayland, a venue that is well known to us and has partnered the PGA on many past occasions to stage great golf events. “Being within the UK it presents for our elite level women golfers a great chance to progress their tournament careers and I take this opportunity to wish them all good luck and success. ” Situated in a stunning “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” on the Suffolk/Essex border, Stoke by Nayland has the experience of staging European Challenge Tour, European Senior Tour and PGA Europro events. Susanna Rendall, managing director of the family-owned Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, said: “We feel honoured and privileged to have been selected as the first venue in the UK to hold this prestigious event and very much look forward to welcoming these talented golfers here from all over the world – and to playing our part in helping to promote women’s international golf.”