Nicaraguan Navy and US Intercept Boat with Drugs in Caribbean Sea

first_img The Nicaraguan Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard seized nearly 300 kilos of cocaine and arrested five alleged Colombian drug traffickers on board a boat in Nicaraguan territorial waters in the Caribbean Sea, a Military source announced on June 1. The Eduardoño boat was intercepted the night before “about 46 nautical miles southeast of Puerto Cabezas,” the capital of the North Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAN), the Nicaraguan Army specified in a statement. According to the statement, “upon seeing that they had been discovered, the boat’s crew threw the drugs into the sea,” from where part of the drugs were successfully recovered. According to the statement, “a total of 270 packages (of cocaine)” were seized, “which upon being weighed, came to 299 kilos and 979 grams” and which were incinerated in the presence of the police and the public prosecutor’s office, the press release indicated. The joint operation was part of the agreement signed by Nicaragua and the United States in 2003 to eliminate illicit trafficking by sea and air. By Dialogo June 05, 2012last_img read more

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COVID-19: Govt claims more than half of country at low risk of infection

first_img“Hospital availability has also increased, from 132 referral hospitals [three months ago] to 800 referral hospitals in all 34 provinces,” Wiku said.  The country increased its rate of testing between May and June, when 220 laboratories tested nearly 20,000 samples a day. At the beginning of the outbreak, there was only one laboratory testing less than 1,000 samples daily.Wiku further claimed that some regions had managed to contain the virus. As of Sunday, 38 cities or regencies in 19 provinces had recorded zero cases of COVID-19 in the last four weeks.However, 57 cities or regencies are categorized as red zones (high-risk areas), while 157 areas are orange zones (medium-risk). The number of red zones increased from 51 to 57 between June 14 and 21.“The local administrations are the key actors of reporting and mitigating COVID-19 in their jurisdictions,” said Dewi Nur Aisyah, an epidemiologist on the national task force’s team of experts.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said he appreciated local leaders and regional task forces that managed to contain the virus.“With an integrated information system, we can roll out policies that are based on data and science,” he said.Topics : The government has claimed that almost 60 percent of the country is either at low risk of COVID-19 infection or has zero cases.According to the chief of the national COVID-19 task force expert staff, Wiku Adisasmito, 188 regions in Indonesia are classified as yellow zones (places where there is a low risk of infection), while 112 are green zones (regions where there are zero confirmed cases).He explained that the percentage of regions included in yellow or green zones had been consistently increasing, from 46.7 percent to 58.3 percent between May 31 and June 21, though the number decreased once to 44.3 percent on June 7. “Some businesses [in those regions] have reopened,” Wiku said in a virtual press briefing from the State Palace on Wednesday.He claimed that Indonesia’s economic and public health situation was otherwise “not really worse” compared to other countries thanks to the policies implemented by the government. Read also: Indonesia records new daily highs in cases during transition to ‘new normal’In the last three months, there was an increase in the number of hospitals that handed over reports of COVID-19 cases to the national task force, from 250 in the early days of the outbreak to 1,687 thus far.last_img read more

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The Arsenal team Unai Emery should pick for the Europa League this season

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Arsenal’s Europa League fixtures Eintracht Frankfurt (a) Thursday 19 SeptemberStandard Liege (h) Thursday 3 OctoberVitoria SC (h) Thursday 24 OctoberVitoria SC (a) Wednesday 6 NovemberEintracht Frankfurt (h) Thursday 28 NovemberStandard Liege (a) Thursday 12 December Both Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin are on the comeback trail for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Central defence is an immediate concern following Sunday’s shambles at Vicarage Road. Neither Sokratis nor Luiz have particularly exuded confidence so far, the former committing a basic error leading to a goal against Watford and Luiz giving two penalties away already.AdvertisementAdvertisementNews that Rob Holding is fit again and in contention to play against Eintracht Frankfurt, therefore, is very welcome indeed. Holding managed to forge a place in Emery’s Premier League plans off the back of his performances in Europe last season and will be hoping to repeat the trick again.Otherwise, the likes of Calum Chambers and Shkodran Mustafi will be hoping to catch the eye, with the former having played a part in a rare clean sheet against Newcastle United on the opening day.Deputy goalkeeper Emi Martinez will likely start in goal having been persuaded to stick around.MidfieldEmery has stuck rigidly to a four-man defence in Arsenal’s opening games but he has been more flexible with his midfield and attacking units. Already, Emery has experimented with four different systems – 4-2-3-1 (twice), 4-3-3, 4-3-1-2 and a similar 4-4-2 diamond.Of Emery’s midfield options, only Matteo Guendouzi has started all five games, with Dani Ceballos, Joe Willock, Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira and Mesut Ozil, all drifting in and out of the side. Of those six players, Willock and the curiously under-used Torreira, appear the most likely players to feature prominently in Europe.Depending on how Emery decides to shape his attack once Alexandre Lacazette is fit enough to link up with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe, Ozil too could see most of his action coming in the Europa League. Playing all four in the Premier League would certainly be a brazen approach and Arsenal’s top-earner is the least nailed-on for his place. Advertisement Unai Emery will be looking to juggle competitions again this season (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery’s reputation as a Europa League specialist took a hit last season after he lost the first of his four final appearances in the competition.Throughout his debut campaign at Arsenal, Emery sought to juggle expectations in the Premier League and Europa League by simultaneously trying to construct a side capable of finishing in the top-four of the former and winning the latter.Ultimately, Arsenal fell just short of achieving either of those objectives, missing out on Champions League qualification by a single point in the league and courtesy of a heavy 4-1 defeat to Chelsea in an underwhelming evening in Baku.AdvertisementAdvertisementConsidering those near misses, perhaps Emery will be more inclined to focus on one more than the other this time around. According to The Athletic, Emery largely neglected advice from his staff to rotate his squad heavily for Europa League matches.ADVERTISEMENT Oliver Young-MylesThursday 19 Sep 2019 7:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link349Sharescenter_img How Arsenal could line-up in the Europa League this seasonMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Nicolas Pepe is yet to score a goal for Arsenal since his £72m move from Lille (Picture: Getty)Given Aubameyang’s importance and the fact he turned 30 in June, Emery could be tempted to manage his minutes more carefully this season. There is no question that Aubameyang is Arsenal’s most important player, at present.Once Lacazette has resumed fitness, it makes sense to rotate the pair in Europe, but until then perhaps Pepe can be trialled in a central striker role. The Ivorian partnered Aubameyang at Anfield but is more accustomed to playing from the right flank.AdvertisementA return of 22 goals for Lille last season shows that Pepe, despite a barren start to his Arsenal career, can be a clinical finisher and perhaps that short-term move could get him firing. Youngsters Gabriel Martinelli and Tyreece John-Jules could also be in the frame.How Arsenal could line-up The Arsenal team Unai Emery should pick for the Europa League this season Reiss Nelson should feature prominently in Arsenal’s Europa League campaign (Picture: Getty)With Lacazette and Aubameyang representing Emery’s only established centre forward options, it seems likely he will use a system utilising wingers in order to give one of them a rest, such as a 4-3-3 or a 4-2-3-1. Doing so should give opportunities to Reiss Nelson and Emile Smith Rowe.AdvertisementNelson started Arsenal’s first two games of the campaign before Pepe was unleashed against Liverpool and he may find that the majority of his starts from now on will come in Europe. Smith Rowe is similarly highly-rated but has had a difficult time with injuries of late, while Bukaya Sako is another with a big future.Perhaps, once Bellerin is fit or if Emery fancies trialling either Chambers or Mustafi at right-back, Maitland-Niles could get an opportunity to demonstrate his qualities in his natural box-to-box midfield role, as opposed to his now customary position in defence.AttackThere must be some regret at Arsenal over the decision to allow Nketiah to leave on loan, considering the 20-year-old has been in electric form in the Championship, netting four goals in six appearances for Leeds United.Nketiah’s absence has been exacerbated by Lacazette’s ankle injury which will rule him out until October. Currently, Aubameyang is the only fit and available striker in Emery’s ranks and considering the form he is in, keeping him fit is absolutely imperative.Somewhat surprisingly given his status as Arsenal’s main man up front, Aubameyang played 284 minutes more than Lacazette in last season’s Europa League, despite also amassing over 2,000 extra minutes in the Premier League. An issue that Emery has, though, is that a number of his fringe players last season have since moved on. Emery added five players to his first-team squad over the summer, but 13 players departed, including Europa League stalwarts Mohamed Elneny, Alex Iwobi and Nacho Monreal.Emery’s decision to allow highly-rated striker Eddie Nketiah join Leeds United on loan for the season has also been questioned, with Cohen Brammall – released this summer – saying: ‘I feel sorry for Ed because Danny [Welbeck] was injured for a lot of the season and Ed should have been given more chances.’Sunday’s disappointing draw against Watford showed that Arsenal have plenty of work to do if they are to achieve their top-four ambitions this season and with rivals Chelsea, Manchester United and Spurs, all undergoing varying degrees of regeneration, the league is Emery’s primary objective.That will mean the Europa League taking the back seat, but with a reduced squad and injury problems to contend with, what should Emery’s Europa League side team actually look like?DefenceEmery’s defence has had a familiar look to it so far this season with Bernd Leno, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Sokratis Papastathopolous starting all five Premier League games, David Luiz starting four of them and Sead Kolasinac assuming the left-back role since Monreal’s departure.There hasn’t been much of an opportunity to rotate the full-backs due to injuries to Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney, but with both players now in full training, Emery will soon be able to alternate between Premier League and Europa League games.Bellerin and Tierney are the best full-backs in Arsenal’s squad but they will both need consistent minutes to get up to speed. It may transpire that Emery initially uses them in the more serene settings of the Europa League, before eventually switching them with Maitland-Niles and Kolasinac in the league.last_img read more

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Athletes get Relief payment

first_imgRelieve has come the way of Nigerian athletes as they have received payment from the Athletes Relief Fund set up to mitigate the effect of not competing due to the effect of Covid-19. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare directed the payment of funds to the Nigerian athletes to provide some relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The payments which commenced Wednesday, is being drawn from the Athletes Relief Fund established about 2 weeks ago by the Minister. A few sports philanthropists like Remo Stars Chairman Honourable Kunle Soname and and others had lend support to the ARF with donations of 11 Million for the take-off of the athletes relief fund.Advertisement Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Origin Story Of The Best Chocolate Thing Ever Created6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo The sum of fifty thousand Naira is being paid into the accounts of the athletes from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) account of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development. Over 200 athletes are expected to benefit from the fund. It would be recalled that the Minister had floated a relief fund for the athletes whose source of earnings has ceased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic following the suspension of all major sporting events in the world. read also:Italian sports minister plays down chance of Serie A resumingAs if taking a cue from Nigeria, World Athletics Governing Board had on Wednesday floated a similar athletes relief fund with $500 MIllion to provide succour to athletes around the world.More donations are expected to be made into the Nigerian Athletes relief fund. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

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After suffering multiple injuries, Syracuse outside hitter Wlaszczuk becoming consistent contributor

first_imgGosia Wlaszczuk always heard the benefits of playing in the United States.While playing for Polish professional club AZS Bialystok in high school, she received advice and guidance from teammates, some of whom were 10 years older than her. Though she was already playing at a high level, Wlaszczuk seized the opportunity to play in the United States and study at Syracuse University.“The most important thing for me was to study,” Wlaszczuk said. “I knew if I stayed in Poland and played in this professional league I would never play and study at the same time.”Injuries have hampered Wlaszczuk’s play in her first year as an outside hitter at Syracuse. But she’s worked to overcome her setbacks and become a solid contributor for the Orange in a season where lineups have shifted constantly.“Gosia’s been consistent, like a utility player,” Syracuse assistant coach Stephanie Cantway said. “We’ve used her as a setter, we’ve used her as a libero, we’ve used her as an outside, we’ve used her as a right side, we’ve used her as pretty much everything except a middle.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWlaszczuk said she has the talent to be a great player on the college level. She hasn’t been able to show her best to her teammates and coaches yet because of a string of injuries.In her senior year of high school, Wlaszczuk broke her leg while playing with AZS Bialystok. Though the injury held her back from much of her last season, a mutual friend of Wlaszczuk’s and Syracuse head coach Leonid Yelin sent her game tape to the Syracuse program. She was then offered a chance to play in the United States.Wlaszczuk said she didn’t take her training seriously in the summer between high school and college. She came to Syracuse out of shape and injured herself again in her first practice at SU.“I came here in my first practice after four months of not doing anything,” Wlaszczuk said. “I started serving or hitting and my shoulder was just destroyed.”That injury held Wlaszczuk out of practice for most of the preseason. Since then, she’s pulled stomach muscles and hurt her thigh.“Basically, she didn’t come in good shape, and that’s why there have been so many injuries,” Yelin said.Wlaszczuk has played well through the injuries. Though she’s only played 59 sets in her freshman year, she ranks third on the Orange in assists and fifth in kills. She’s stepped up in some big moments, tallying 14 kills in a loss to Louisville when leading scorer Silvi Uattara was limited to just two kills.Wlaszczuk finally feels like she’s getting healthy enough to perform near her best. She’s watched her teammates improve all season, making her own situation more frustrating. She’s starting to feel more comfortable with only four games remaining on the Orange schedule.But she knows she needs to improve her training habits this offseason.“Now I think I’m getting to my shape, finally, when we have four games left,” Wlaszczuk said. “I need to work harder in January and go to the gym more when I’m home. Hopefully I won’t have these injuries next year.” Comments Published on October 30, 2012 at 12:21 am Contact Jacob: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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