U.S. Coast Guard interdicts cocaine in Caribbean

first_imgBy Dialogo May 02, 2013 The seized contraband was transferred to U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency agents. “Working with our interagency and international partners, we detained three suspected smugglers and prevented 2,200 pounds of cocaine with a value of $27 million from reaching our streets,” said Rear Adm. William D. Baumgartner, Seventh Coast Guard District commander. While conducting a law enforcement patrol April 18, the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin located a 68-foot fishing vessel in the western Caribbean Sea. The crew of the Cutter Gallatin boarded the vessel, located 2,200 pounds of cocaine, and detained three suspected smugglers. Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber offloaded 2,200 pounds of cocaine at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., on April 26. The cocaine was seized during Operation Martillo. The contraband, suspected smugglers and fishing vessel were later transferred to crewmembers aboard the cutter Bernard C. Webber. The three suspects and fishing vessel are scheduled to be transferred to FBI agents in Miami. last_img read more

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Napoli enters Emmanuel Dennis race

first_imgRelatedPosts Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ David Silva recovers from COVID-19 Napoli have entered the race to sign Arsenal target Emmanuel Dennis as the Italians prioritise landing the Club Brugge star over Lille’s Victor Osimhen.Nigeria international Dennis has impressed with his Belgian side this season, having caught the eye of English fans during his performances against Manchester United in the Europa League. The 22-year-old has played 103 games for Brugge since joining in 2017 from Zorya Luhansk, scoring 28 goals and providing 10 assists.Dennis has been linked with a move to the Premier League this summer, with Arsenal appearing to be the frontrunners to land the tricky forward for around £22 million.Earlier this month, Brugge manager Philippe Clement said it was “very likely” his star would leave.It is reported that Newcastle, Brighton, Sheffield United, Watford, Monaco and Sampdoria are also eyeing a move for the 22-year-old.And according to French football expert Manu Lonjon (via Football Italia), Napoli have shortlisted Dennis as a top priority this summer. Countryman Osimhen is also believed to be on the Italians’ radar, although his £45 million transfer tag is off-putting for the Serie A club.Dennis’ considerably cheaper transfer fee presents a viable alternative for Napoli, who are looking to bolster their attacking ranks next season should the likes of Lorenzo Insigne, Dries Mertens or Hirving Lozano leave this summer.Tags: Club BruggeEmmanuel DennisEuropa LeagueVictor OsimhenZorya Luhansklast_img read more

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South African research team make a breakthrough in cardiology

first_imgA mutation in a gene has been identified by South African researchers as the cause of heart disease and cardiac arrest. It affects the young who are sporty and athletic. An all-female team of researchers, Maryam Fish‚ Gasnat Shaboodien and Sarah Kraus‚ from UCT, discovered the CDH2 gene, which can lead to early cardiac arrest. (Image: Michael Hammond, via UCT)Brand South Africa reporterAn all-female team of researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) have identified a gene that increases the risk of heart disease and cardiac arrest.Maryam Fish‚ Gasnat Shaboodien and Sarah Kraus discovered the CDH2 gene. It is found in everyone but if it mutates, it “causes a genetic disorder known as arrhythmogenic right ventricle cardiomyopathy (ARVC )‚ which increases the risk of heart disease and cardiac arrest”, said the university.The young and the sporty and active are more at risk. The result is sudden death.It took time and a global effortThis study, an international collaboration, began 20 years ago. It was led by a South African team headed by Professor Bongani Mayosi, dean of UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences, along with researchers from the Italian Auxologico Institute in Milan and the University of Pavia.“This is probably the biggest breakthrough in South African cardiology since Dr Chris Barnard’s first heart transplant,” said Prof Mayosi.“This discovery is a first in the world – on our soil – and will permit the diagnosis and possible targeted treatment of heart muscle disease in the future.”Researchers kept track of a South African family affected by ARVC and who had experienced cases of sudden death.Shaboodien says the whole exome sequencing, the technique the researchers used to find the gene, was not known seven to eight years ago.“In the old days it used to take two to three years to screen one gene … Suddenly with technology you are able to screen 19,000 genes within a matter of hours. We called it genetics on steroids.”Listen to the interview with Shaboodien on Talk Radio 702:PreventionThe discovery of the gene will make early detection possible. “We can implant devices inside your heart to shock you when you have abnormal heart rhythm and prevent you from dying,” Prof Mayosi told Eyewitness News.“We learnt that it’s important if someone has the disease, intensive sports [should] be avoided,” said Professor Peter Schwartz of the Auxologico Institute.“Athletes should be screened carefully. The disease can be treated, so that’s why it’s important to make the diagnosis early.”Source: UCTWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Innovation: The High Performance Workplace

first_imgFor some time Gartner has hosted a blog called the High Performance Workplace.  Gartner has a vision of the worker of the future: workers who are highly collaborative, creative and innovative.  Using todays’ buzz-word terminology, maybe ‘Worker 2.0’ is the term.  The idea is that next-generation technologies and business processes are driving enormous efficiencies and productivity, and that employees of high-performance-workplace companies can return significant value back to their employers.Worker productivity in the US continues to grow, but what can sustain the growth?  Gartner sees changes within IT as an enabler for the vision of the High Performance Workplace.  Until recently IT has been in a role that involved primarily cost-cutting and creating efficiencies from automating processes.  To continue to provide value, IT needs to provide new avenues that go beyond just automation, and one way is to focus on improving worker productivity.  Investment in the workers and their technology tools can become a competitive advantage.  In the High Performance Workplace, technology goes towards improving worker efficiencies rather than replacing workers with machines. New technologies like Web 2.0, on-line communities and collaborative tools will gradually decentralize the process of innovation within the enterprise towards individual workers and ultimately enhance business growth.  Gartner forecasts that by 2017 80% of the tasks that workers perform will be non-routine, non-manual and collaborative.  Simultaneous to decentralization within the enterprise, Gartner also sees enterprises having increasingly more collaborative interactions happening with suppliers, partners and customers.last_img read more

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TFA OFFERS CONDOLENCES TO MEALLY FAMILY

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) would like to extend heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Christine Meally (nee Sterling) who passed away on Saturday 4 August 2007 after a long battle with cancer.Christine, a popular, well respected, and long serving referee at State and National level will be sadly missed.Our deepest condolences and thoughts are with Graham, Rebecca, Shona, and the Sterling and Meally families. Chris was widely regarded as the best female referee to have been involved in the sport.The talented whistle-blower was a pioneer for female referees and broke new ground by being one of the very first females to referee Men’s Premier League equivalent matches in New South Wales, as well as the Men’s Open division at National Championship level during her esteemed career through the late 1980’s and early to mid 1990’s.Christine’s knowledge of the game, superior communication skills, and advanced interpretation of the rules gave her control in the middle and a commanding presence.However, it was her rapport with players as well as her passion, commitment, talent, and professionalism for the discipline that ensured she garnered the respect of all those whom she officiated over and with.Chris took a break from the sport after being diagnosed with cancer to take on the significant challenge of regaining her health. She returned as a player in the Women’s 40’s division in recent times to make good on a goal she had to play with her close friends from the Central Coast Dolphins.After devoting the bulk of her many years involvement in the sport to the technical arm, the refereeing icon received much joy from playing the game she was passionately committed to with her closest friends.Christine’s funeral will be held at the Hillside Chapel Palmdale Memorial Park Lawn Cemetery & Crematorium, Palmdale Road Ourimbah this Thursday August 9 at 9.30am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the New South Wales Cancer Council in Christine’s name.last_img read more

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Japan prepare for Touch World Cup

first_imgBy BEN HARRISThe National Touch League is no stranger to having international teams compete alongside the best sides in Australia and with the Touch World Cup only weeks away, one of the participating nations is taking full advantage of the opportunity.The Japanese mixed open side is in Coffs Harbour, nailing down their final preparations for the sport’s showpiece.This is not the first time Japan has played at the NTL. They have done so for the past few years and even gone up against the likes of Scotland, Papua New Guinea as well as the top Australian regions.They started their 2015 campaign off with a 9-2 victory against South West Queensland Swans. “We lost all games here last year but this year, with the same people, same team, we are doing really well,” Japan’s mixed open coach Satoru Ozawa said.The Touch World Cup will see 93 teams from 25 countries competing across nine divisions.And like most nations since the 2011 Touch World Cup in Scotland, Japan have been preparing for next month’s version for years.“We’ve been training for the last two and a half years. We’ve been getting better in the last six months,” Ozawa said.“Everyone knows how to play. Everyone played social park touch until then, now in the last six months we are doing proper training for the World Cup. Everyone knows how to do the proper things.”Ozawa said his team will have two camps left in Japan – one next weekend and the other just before the commencement of the World Cup.You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information about the 2015 Touch World Cup in the following ways: Websites www.internationaltouch.orgwww.touchworldcup.comwww.touchfootball.com.au Social Media Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus  Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksTouch World Cuplast_img read more

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24 days ago​Man Utd keeper De Gea: We must beat teams like Arsenal

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd keeper De Gea: We must beat teams like Arsenalby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper David De Gea believes they must win games such as the home clash against Arsenal.The Red Devils were unable to turn their possession into more than a single goal, and had to settle for a 1-1 draw.It was a tough clash against a fellow top-four hopeful at home, and De Gea knows they will rue not being able to get all three points.”This is Manchester United. We’re playing at Old Trafford so we have to win these games,” De Gea said to reporters.”We have a young team but the lads have to react and play better than they are. We are a team. We know we have to improve and we are all working really hard to do it.”We had a lot of good chances – of course, they did too, but I think we had the better ones.”We have to keep learning. We have a young team, so it’s time to keep looking forward and try to win the next game.” last_img read more

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11 days agoBelgium coach Martinez praises Leicester midfielder Praet on debut

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Belgium coach Martinez praises Leicester midfielder Praet on debutby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBelgium manager Roberto Martinez praised Leicester City midfielder Dennis Praet as he continued his good form with an assist on his full international debut.Making his fifth appearance but his first start for the Red Devils, Praet delivered a perfect cross to set up Michy Batshuayi for Belgium’s first goal in their 2-0 win in Kazakhstan on Sunday.”What pleases me as a coach was to see that Dennis was ready,” said Martinez. “He was desperate to be on the pitch, that’s what I want to see in the players.”He played technically, it was a pleasure to see him play. Much of the game went through him and at the end I was happy to see that he had enjoyed himself. He played extremely well.” last_img read more

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