Colombian Army Captures Alleged Narco-trafficker Hermes Alirio Casanova Ordoñez

first_imgMexican Army Soldiers along with Federal and State police recently seized 5,022 kilograms of marijuana and arrested a man in the city of Playas de Rosarito, located in the northwestern state of Baja California. Among the suspects captured by anti-narcotics agents were Aurelio Araujo and Carmen Mariela Morales, the alleged leaders of the drug trafficking gang. Law enforcement authorities charged them with organizing and financing drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations. Uruguay’s Operation Anambe nets 17 suspects on drug charges Casanova Ordoñez allegedly served as the link between the Western Bloc of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the Clan Úsuga narco-trafficking gang, and two Mexican organized crime groups, Los Zetas and the Sinaloa Cartel. U.S. federal law enforcement authorities accuse him of trafficking more than 100 tons of Colombian cocaine into the United States, and in February, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated him as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act. Mexican Army, Police seize 5,022 kilograms of marijuana Mexican Army, Police seize 5,022 kilograms of marijuana Uruguayan counter-narcotics officers recently captured 17 suspects of an alleged drug trafficking gang which sailed cocaine-filled boats between the Caribbean and the Iberian Peninsula. Uruguayan counter-narcotics officers recently captured 17 suspects of an alleged drug trafficking gang which sailed cocaine-filled boats between the Caribbean and the Iberian Peninsula. Treasury officials have named more than 1,600 individuals and entities under the Kingpin Act since June 2000 according to the Treasury Department. Penalties for violations of the Kingpin Act range from civil fines of up to $1.075 million to more severe criminal penalties, that may include up to 30 years in prison and fines up to $5 million for corporate officers. Law enforcement officers took the suspects into custody as part of Operation Anambe, which included raids by Uruguayan law enforcement officers in the cities of Montevideo, Maldonado, Piriápolis, Punta del Este and Ciudad del Plata. During the arrests, they also seized 17 motor vehicles, two boats and undisclosed amounts of money and gold. The Baja California Coordination Group, comprised of Soldiers and police officers, received an anonymous tip during the early hours of December 20 that a man was putting large packages in SUVs. José Guido, 54, tried to flee, but security forces captured him and seized 290 bales of marijuana, which authorities suspect he intended to transport into the United States. The Colombian National Army announced December 21 the capture of Hermes Alirio Casanova Ordoñez, an alleged drug trafficker suspected of brokering deals between Colombian terrorists and drug traffickers and Mexican transnational criminal organizations. Soldiers arrested him in the Department of Valle del Cauca. Casanova Ordoñez allegedly served as the link between the Western Bloc of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the Clan Úsuga narco-trafficking gang, and two Mexican organized crime groups, Los Zetas and the Sinaloa Cartel. U.S. federal law enforcement authorities accuse him of trafficking more than 100 tons of Colombian cocaine into the United States, and in February, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated him as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act. Mexican Army Soldiers along with Federal and State police recently seized 5,022 kilograms of marijuana and arrested a man in the city of Playas de Rosarito, located in the northwestern state of Baja California. Uruguay’s Operation Anambe nets 17 suspects on drug charges By Dialogo December 23, 2014 Treasury officials have named more than 1,600 individuals and entities under the Kingpin Act since June 2000 according to the Treasury Department. Penalties for violations of the Kingpin Act range from civil fines of up to $1.075 million to more severe criminal penalties, that may include up to 30 years in prison and fines up to $5 million for corporate officers. Law enforcement officers took the suspects into custody as part of Operation Anambe, which included raids by Uruguayan law enforcement officers in the cities of Montevideo, Maldonado, Piriápolis, Punta del Este and Ciudad del Plata. During the arrests, they also seized 17 motor vehicles, two boats and undisclosed amounts of money and gold. The Baja California Coordination Group, comprised of Soldiers and police officers, received an anonymous tip during the early hours of December 20 that a man was putting large packages in SUVs. José Guido, 54, tried to flee, but security forces captured him and seized 290 bales of marijuana, which authorities suspect he intended to transport into the United States. The Colombian National Army announced December 21 the capture of Hermes Alirio Casanova Ordoñez, an alleged drug trafficker suspected of brokering deals between Colombian terrorists and drug traffickers and Mexican transnational criminal organizations. Soldiers arrested him in the Department of Valle del Cauca. Among the suspects captured by anti-narcotics agents were Aurelio Araujo and Carmen Mariela Morales, the alleged leaders of the drug trafficking gang. Law enforcement authorities charged them with organizing and financing drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations.last_img read more

5 ways your financial institution can use digital tools to connect with customers during COVID-19

first_img continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In response to the continuing challenges related to COVID-19, many financial institutions are relying on digital tools, including document management systems, to keep some semblance of normality.Document management systems are among the digital solutions that help your institution streamline operations and external communication. As financial institutions navigate this unprecedented situation while providing essential services to customers, maintaining productivity remains a priority. Follow these best practices to ensure your institution is operating efficiently while continuing to serve your customers during this time.1. Electronic Document DeliveryTo connect with customers, many financial institutions are using digital statements. With digital eStatements and eNotices, your customers can securely view a dynamic, interactive statement or bank notice online. Using these digital tools, your institution can reduce your paper and postage costs while offering convenience and physical safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.last_img read more

Josh Reddick did not change anything during August slump

first_img“At the same time, the team was winning. That made it a lot easier to cope with.”Things turned in late August. Reddick stopped hitting the ball as hard. He was “rolling over and striking out” and the frustration started to show in his body language. That was just the darkness before the dawn.Reddick started to come around during the Dodgers’ trip to Colorado at the end of August. In his final 24 games of the season, he went 29 for 76 (.382) with a .946 OPS.“I know I’m a really good hitter,” Reddick said. “I know that and I can help this team out a lot. It just hasn’t really been the case where I’m the guy carrying the team for a week. But that doesn’t seem to be the case of how it works on this team, one guy carrying the team. … That’s what’s great about this lineup. It can be scary good when it starts clicking on all cylinders.”Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is likely to continue spelling Reddick with Yasiel Puig against left-handed pitching (such as Nationals lefty Gio Gonzalez). Nonetheless, he recognizes Reddick is a valuable cylinder to have clicking.“It’s been a huge game-changer for us,” Roberts said of Reddick’s turnaround. “There are certain guys in the lineup who make you go. But when Josh was really scuffling, punching out way more than he’s used to, not making a lot of hard contact, there was a little void.“Right now, he’s got his legs under him. He’s taking good swings and barreling a lot of baseballs up. He’s always been a righty killer and we’re going to see our fair share of right-handers (in the post-season).”Closer callsThe 2016 postseason was just one game old when a manager (Baltimore’s Buck Showalter) was being second-guessed over how he used, or didn’t use, in Showalter’s case, his closer.Roberts said he watched the American League wild-card game Tuesday night and was surprised Showalter didn’t go to his closer, Zach Britton, against the Blue Jays, a decision for which Showalter is being roundly criticized.For his part, Roberts said he would not hesitate to use his closer, Kenley Jansen, to get more than three outs during a playoff game.“That’s certainly something we’ve talked about,” Roberts said. “I know Kenley is open to whatever we think is best for the team. Depending on the game situation. And in the postseason managers are typically more aggressive. It’s likely if it’s called for.”Roberts went to Jansen for “one-plus” saves six times during the regular season. Jansen converted four of the saves and blew two.Game 2The Nationals have announced who will throw out ceremonial pitches before Game 1 (Livan Hernandez) and Game 2 (Drake and Adam LaRoche) in Washington. But Nationals manager Dusty Baker has yet to announce his starting pitcher beyond Game 1 (Max Scherzer).As recently as Tuesday, Baker said it was “unsettled” who would follow Scherzer in the rotation. The choice is between right-hander Tanner Roark and Gonzalez, the lone left-hander in the Nationals’ rotation.If the Nationals do not start Gonzalez in Game 2, the Dodgers would face a left-handed starter just once in the best-of-five series despite finishing last in the majors in nearly every offensive statistic against left-handed pitching, including the lowest team batting average against lefties (.213) over a full season in 45 years. “I learned that probably last year,” Reddick said of his ‘less-is-more’ approach to problem-solving. “For the most part, when I’m going well, my cage work is limited to almost none at all. Pregame, right before the game, I go in there and do my routine.“I just told myself, ‘When I’m going well, I’m doing this.’ Then why am I going to do more when I’m struggling? My swing is going to be the same. There might be one switchup that I do. I might grab a short bat or do one new drill to get me back on track. I just realized that’s what it takes. If I’m not doing so much work when I’m going well, then I want to do the same thing when I’m not doing so well.”Reddick had two things that helped keep him from the natural urge to over-react to his slump: The Dodgers were winning without him and he was hitting the ball hard. The first gave him cover; the second gave him confidence.“I think that was the first time in my career I’ve struggled while hitting the ball so hard,” he said. “I think I was told for the whole month of August I had the highest exit velo(city) off the barrel with the lowest batting average.”That dubious honor wasn’t something Reddick wanted to hold for long. But “it told me I was doing everything right. WASHINGTON, D.C. >> August “wasn’t the worst time I’ve ever had in baseball,” Dodgers outfield Josh Reddick said. But it is definitely on the short list.“For that long of a time, you can’t help pressing and trying to do too much,” said Reddick, who went 11 for his first 79 at-bats with one extra-base hit and no RBIs in his first 23 games with the Dodgers.But Reddick found his way out of it by doing the hardest thing a slumping hitter can do: Nothing.He didn’t tinker with his swing. He didn’t change his stance or approach. He didn’t change his daily routine. He didn’t make any offerings to the baseball gods, though a statue of Jobu (the mythical god of slump-busting from the movie “Major League”) did appear in his locker.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Dillashaw TKOs Garbrandt for UFC bantamweight title

first_imgNamajunas snatches 115-pound title at UFC 217 But Dillashaw stunned Garbrandt with a high left kick to the head and then a right hook that corkscrewed Garbrandt’s body and effectively ended the bout. UFC President Dana White strapped the belt around Dillashaw’s waist as the new bantamweight champ.“No Love” Garbrandt (11-1) earned one of the loudest ovations of the night when he was shown on the screen walking into MSG. He walked out having lost his shot at taking the next step as UFC’s hopeful breakout star.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogDillashaw won the bantamweight title in 2014 and had two successful defenses before he lost the belt to Dominick Cruz in 2016. MOST READ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TJ Dillashaw punches Cody Garbrandt during a bantamweight title at UFC 217. APNEW YORK — T.J. Dillashaw dropped undefeated Cody Garbrandt with a right and finished him off in the second round to win the 135-pound championship at UFC 217 Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Dillashaw (15-3) was rocked in the first round and stumbled to his stool when he took a shot to the face to end the first. Garbrandt, predicted by many as UFC’s next big star, even ducked under Dillashaw’s left leg as he kicked and did a little dance to the delight of the crowd.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

REFUSE COMPANY FINED €12,000 FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY FAILURES

first_imgA leading Donegal refuse collection company has been fined €12,000 for failing to comply with health and safety standards.Ferry’s RefuseInspectors from the Health and Safety Authority called to the headquarters of Ferry Refuse Collection Ltd in Rossbracken, Manorcunningham. The inspection followed an incident in which one of their lorries had been involved in an accident in which a three year old boy was killed in Letterkenny in 2010.Ferry Refuse director Jim Ferry pleaded guilty to the breaches on behalf of the company.HSA Inspector William Gaffney called to the company’s premises and asked to see the firm’s Safety Statement under the Health and Safety Act of 2005.The act ensures that companies are identifying hazards and carrying out risk assessment.Mr Gaffney told Letterkenny Circuit Court that he was concerned about the reversing of bin lorries under the Safety Statement given to him by Ferrys.He said that across the country the HSA had encountered a number of fatalities or young and elderly people who were struck by reversing vehicles.He said there was a process which companies follow which enabled them to put controls in place to prevent deaths because of reversing vehicles.They included control measures including cameras, engineering barriers to prevent people being dragged under vehicles and audio reverse warnings.The court heard that Ferrys had no previous convictions under the Health and Safety Act.Judge John O’Hagan said sometimes it takes a tragic accident to bring a failure that may or may not be there.“It is easy to examine it afterwards and realise that something is wrong,” he said.Judge O’Hagan fined Ferry’s Refuse Collection €12,000.REFUSE COMPANY FINED €12,000 FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY FAILURES was last modified: October 30th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ferry Refuse CollectionHealth and Safety Authoritymanorcunninghamplead guiltylast_img read more