Brazilian Federal Police Seizes 650 Kilograms of Cocaine in Pernambuco

first_imgBy Marcos Ommati/Diálogo May 21, 2020 On April 22, the Brazilian Federal Police (PF, in Portuguese), with the support of Pernambuco’s Military Police Battalion, seized 650 kilograms of cocaine concealed in the cargo compartment of an airplane. The drug was divided into several packages and bags. The operation resulted in the seizure of the aircraft, eight vehicles, a 380-caliber pistol, 12 cell phones, and many documents, according to information from PF’s Office of Public Affairs.The operation was launched at Igarassu Airfield, in the municipality of the same name located 27 kilometers from Recife, capital of Pernambuco state, in Northeast Brazil. Authorities arrested nine people during the operation, including the airplane pilot and a woman who, according to PF, was the leader of the group. The detainees were charged with international narcotrafficking and sent before the Federal Court.According to PF, the drug could have been sent in ship containers to Africa to be distributed in Europe. “When this drug reaches Europe, the value is three times higher than here, so this was very valuable cargo, equivalent to millions of dollars,” said Passos.last_img read more

La Liga confirms clubs training return as matches restart June

first_imgLa Liga have confirmed that clubs are returning to training this week, with matches planned to return in June and the 2019/20 campaign to be completed this summer. Loading… Read Also: Eight years on, FIFA, NFF, Eagles celebrate late Rashidi Yekini Phase 0: basic training for professional athletes Phase 1: medium training and opening of high-performance centres Phase 2: authorisation of outdoor activities with less than 400 attendees Phase 3: return to the ‘new standard’, with no specific references to sport. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The nation has been in a state of emergency since 13 March but last week, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez clarified plans to ease the nation back into some sense of normality as coronavirus cases begin to reduce. La Liga hopes to resume the 2019-20 season at the start of next month, with 11 rounds of games still to be played to conclude the league. “LaLiga clubs return to training this week following the approval by the Ministry of Health of the return to sports training,” read a league statement. “In accordance with the Return to Training Protocol that LaLiga has developed with medical experts, individual training of professional players from LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank (Spain’s second tier) is starting, once clubs have carried out medical tests.” As outlined by Goal, players can return to individual training session on 4 May with a de-escalation plan that will have four phases, each lasting a minimum of two weeks, and that should lead to some form of normality by the end of June – ‘gradually and asymmetrically’.Advertisement Promoted ContentThailand’s 10 Most Iconic LandmarksOnly The Chosen Ones Can Appear On-Screen Even After Their DeathEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Most Outstanding Female Racers Who Made History In SportsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Best Cars Of All Time6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

With Marrone heading to Buffalo, a look at his top 5 games as Syracuse’s head coach

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 6, 2013 at 9:12 am Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13 Doug Marrone came to Syracuse with a 3-ring binder containing the plan that would rebuild his alma mater. At first it wasn’t easy — or pretty — as Marrone handed the keys to graduate student Greg Paulus, the former Duke point guard and Syracuse native, who did his best in guiding the Orange during the first transition year.But four wins became eight wins in just the second season Marrone was at the helm, and suddenly he had brought the Orange back to a bowl game for the first time since 2004.That momentum fostered new expectations within the Syracuse program. It seemed Marrone was certainly the right man for the job, a no-nonsense coach who could motivate players to reaching their potential.The 2011 season, though, yielded mostly frustration. An impressive 5-2 start was offset by a disastrous five-game losing streak to end the season. The two words Syracuse fans can’t bear to hear were uttered: Greg Robinson.Somewhere between that collapse and the start of 2012, something changed deep within the Syracuse program. Marrone called it senior leadership and a closeness none of his former SU teams could match.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt produced nothing but grit, toughness and an ability to fight back. Rather than stumbling into December, the Orange soared. Marrone led a team that went 6-1 over the final seven games of the season, winning at home, on the road and even against a Southeastern Conference opponent.The wondrous turnaround was capped by a thorough beating of West Virginia in the Pinstripe Bowl against Dana Holgorsen, one of the brightest young coaches in college football. Doug Marrone did his job.And so now we look back on some of his greatest games as Syracuse head coach, as all signs indicate he has prowled the Carrier Dome sidelines for the last time. Here is my list of his top-five games:5. 9/19/2009 — Syracuse 37, Northwestern 34After an overtime loss to begin the season, and a 21-point loss on the road at Penn State, Doug Marrone finally earned his first win for the Orange in front of 40,251 in the Carrier Dome. It was an exciting game, a high-scoring game, and it provided fans with a glimmer of hope that Marrone and Paulus might be able to work some magic.4. 10/9/2010 — Syracuse 13, South Florida 9The drive. Ryan Nassib led the team on a 98-yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter to give the Orange its first Big East road win under Marrone. For Nassib, then a quarterback many SU fans had doubts about, this leadership and poise foreshadowed the command he would demonstrate as a senior in 2012. In a season defined by winning on the road, this win was perhaps the most impressive.3. 12/30/2010 — Pinstripe Bowl: Syracuse 36, Kansas State 34Suddenly there was life, as Doug Marrone led a feisty, road-tested team into his hometown of New York City to a bowl game for the first time since 2004. His team performed beautifully, with Delone Carter chugging along for 198 yards and earning the Most Valuable Player award, while quarterback Ryan Nassib and wide receiver Marcus Sales developed a connection that would prove fruitful for the rest of their careers. Marrone, the boy from the Bronx, saw his dream come true.2. 11/10/12 — Syracuse 45, Louisville 26There was something about ranked teams playing in the Carrier Dome that suited Doug Marrone well. One year after Syracuse blasted West Virginia, a team ranked as high as No. 11 in the country, by 26 points, he and his staff put together a game plan that trounced Louisville, the 10th-ranked team in the nation, one week after a disappointing loss to Cincinnati. It was the start of a four-game winning streak to end the season and demonstrated how lethal the new offense can be when clicking on all cylinders. The Cardinals, considered by many to be the best team in the Big East, went on to trounce No. 3 Florida in the Sugar Bowl, which only further validated the quality of that win.1. 12/29/12 — Syracuse 38, West Virginia 14You have to wonder if this was the perfect way to leave, back in New York City for the second time against a former Big East rival, in the snow and cold for a grind-it-out game that suited Marrone’s personality. It certainly seemed like an ideal finish, especially as Prince-Tyson Gulley and Jerome Smith ran over, through and around a West Virginia team that was outmatched for most of the game. Afterwards Marrone smiled in his post game press conference, perhaps more than any other game I’ve covered in the last three years. He seemed content for the first time in a long while, the fruits of his labor finally showing through to cap a successful season. It was his second bowl appearance — and second bowl win — in four years. Syracuse football was back. It was relevant again. Commentslast_img read more