US pauses plan to give virus vaccine to Guantanamo prisoners

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is backing off for now on a plan to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to the 40 prisoners held at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Pentagon chief spokesman John Kirby says in a tweet that the Defense Department will be “pausing” the plan to give the vaccination to those held at Guantanamo while it reviews measures to protect troops who work there. The U.S. military announced earlier this month that it plans to offer the vaccine to prisoners as it vaccinates personnel at the detention center. The plan drew some criticism after reports that the vaccination of prisoners would start in the coming days.last_img

British Frigate HMS Argyll Offloads 1,056 Kilograms of Cocaine

first_imgThe ship offloaded 840 kilograms, which had a wholesale value of $27.9 million (USD), at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Florida on November 29. Three days earlier, it dropped off 216 kilograms worth $7.1 million (USD) in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Operation MARTILLO combines the forces of 10 countries in the Americas – Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Canada, and the United States – along with France, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom. They work together to combat international drug trafficking, enhance regional security, and promote peace, stability and prosperity throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America. U.S. citizen ‘El Charly’ allegedly leads Los Zetas faction In a separate incident, the Argyll and a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) seized 216 kilograms of cocaine after they were alerted by a Dutch maritime patrol aircraft to a suspicious go-fast boat. Crews from the Argyll and the LEDET made the interdiction, resulting in the arrests of two suspects. The ship offloaded 840 kilograms, which had a wholesale value of $27.9 million (USD), at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Florida on November 29. Three days earlier, it dropped off 216 kilograms worth $7.1 million (USD) in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Joe Maria Guizar Valencia, a U.S. citizen, is the alleged leader of a Los Zetas faction in southern Mexico, according to U.S. law enforcement officials. Colombian National Police dismantles narco-trafficking network Given the loss of those leaders, El Charly reportedly rose in the ranks of Los Zetas. The U.S. government is offering a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture. Given the loss of those leaders, El Charly reportedly rose in the ranks of Los Zetas. The U.S. government is offering a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture. And in July, 2013, Mexican Marines captured The Executioner’s successor, Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, who is also known as “Z-40,” near the town of Nuevo Laredo. “They managed to dismantle an entire structure managing production, distribution and marketing,” said Maj. Gen. Jorge Hernando Nieto Rojas, director of public safety. “We reduced a large amount of drugs that were to contaminate the youth and the general public.” The group’s alleged leader – a woman who worked as a masseuse and has been only identified by the aliases of “La Mona” and “Lorena” – was arrested during the operation, along with 10 other suspects, in the department of Cauca. In total, 35 alleged members of the network have been captured this year. By Dialogo December 02, 2014 Police suspect La Mona of working with the FARC’s Manuel Cepeda Vargas front, which is active in the major marijuana-producing regions in the southwestern department of Cauca. The Colombian National Police (PNC) recently seized 12.3 tons of marijuana and dismantled a narco-trafficking group linked to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) by conducting simultaneous raids in five departments and in the nation’s capital of Bogota. U.S. citizen ‘El Charly’ allegedly leads Los Zetas faction And in July, 2013, Mexican Marines captured The Executioner’s successor, Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, who is also known as “Z-40,” near the town of Nuevo Laredo. The British frigate HMS Argyll recently offloaded 1,056 kilograms of cocaine it seized during two interdictions in November in the Caribbean Sea in support of Operation MARTILLO, a multinational mission to crack down on illicit drug trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. In one of the interdictions, the Argyll confiscated the 840 kilograms after being alerted to a suspicious vessel south of Haiti that was heading north. As the Argyll approached, the crew aboard the go-fast threw 29 bales overboard, prompting the Argyll’s crew to man smaller boats to make the interdiction. Argyll crew members captured four suspects. The bales later tested positive for cocaine. Guizar, who is also known as “El Charly” and “Z-43,” is allegedly responsible for transporting thousands of kilos of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States. He is also suspected of killing an unspecified number of Guatemalan citizens in the course of directing cocaine shipments for Los Zetas from Guatemala into Mexico. In one of the interdictions, the Argyll confiscated the 840 kilograms after being alerted to a suspicious vessel south of Haiti that was heading north. As the Argyll approached, the crew aboard the go-fast threw 29 bales overboard, prompting the Argyll’s crew to man smaller boats to make the interdiction. Argyll crew members captured four suspects. The bales later tested positive for cocaine. Operation MARTILLO combines the forces of 10 countries in the Americas – Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Canada, and the United States – along with France, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom. They work together to combat international drug trafficking, enhance regional security, and promote peace, stability and prosperity throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America. The Colombian National Police (PNC) recently seized 12.3 tons of marijuana and dismantled a narco-trafficking group linked to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) by conducting simultaneous raids in five departments and in the nation’s capital of Bogota. The British frigate HMS Argyll recently offloaded 1,056 kilograms of cocaine it seized during two interdictions in November in the Caribbean Sea in support of Operation MARTILLO, a multinational mission to crack down on illicit drug trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. Joe Maria Guizar Valencia, a U.S. citizen, is the alleged leader of a Los Zetas faction in southern Mexico, according to U.S. law enforcement officials. He allegedly rose to a leadership position in Los Zetas after two major victories by security forces against the organization’s leaders. Mexican Marines killed the longtime leader of the drug cartel, Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, during a gun battle in the state of Coahuila in October 2012. Lazcano, one of the founders of the transnational criminal organization, was also known as “The Executioner,” “El Lazca,” and “Z-3.” “They managed to dismantle an entire structure managing production, distribution and marketing,” said Maj. Gen. Jorge Hernando Nieto Rojas, director of public safety. “We reduced a large amount of drugs that were to contaminate the youth and the general public.” He allegedly rose to a leadership position in Los Zetas after two major victories by security forces against the organization’s leaders. Mexican Marines killed the longtime leader of the drug cartel, Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, during a gun battle in the state of Coahuila in October 2012. Lazcano, one of the founders of the transnational criminal organization, was also known as “The Executioner,” “El Lazca,” and “Z-3.” Colombian National Police dismantles narco-trafficking network Guizar, who is also known as “El Charly” and “Z-43,” is allegedly responsible for transporting thousands of kilos of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States. He is also suspected of killing an unspecified number of Guatemalan citizens in the course of directing cocaine shipments for Los Zetas from Guatemala into Mexico. In a separate incident, the Argyll and a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) seized 216 kilograms of cocaine after they were alerted by a Dutch maritime patrol aircraft to a suspicious go-fast boat. Crews from the Argyll and the LEDET made the interdiction, resulting in the arrests of two suspects. Police suspect La Mona of working with the FARC’s Manuel Cepeda Vargas front, which is active in the major marijuana-producing regions in the southwestern department of Cauca. The group’s alleged leader – a woman who worked as a masseuse and has been only identified by the aliases of “La Mona” and “Lorena” – was arrested during the operation, along with 10 other suspects, in the department of Cauca. In total, 35 alleged members of the network have been captured this year. last_img read more

The 6th Forum of the Croatian Congress Industry was held

first_imgOn December 5, 2017, the Croatian Association of Congress Tourism Professionals (HUPKT) organized the sixth Forum of the Croatian Congress Industry in Zagreb’s Hotel Dubrovnik.The forum brought together the profession of business congress, incentive and event tourism, with representatives of the Croatian Medical Association (HLZ), the Association of Employers in Health (UPUZ), the Association of Drug Manufacturers at the Croatian Employers’ Association (HUP), the Health Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Innovative Pharmaceutical Industry. IFI), Medical Equipment (CROMED), representatives of institutions and the media – a total of over 140 participants.The main topic of the Forum “Cooperation of the medical and congress industry in the organization of scientific and professional conferences” was addressed through presentations and panel discussions. So far, many HUPKT members have encountered specific problems in organizing scientific and professional gatherings in the field of medicine, which are usually accompanied by the medical-pharmaceutical industry in the form of sponsorships, exhibitions, space leases, cost recovery and the like. In recent years, the medical and pharmaceutical industry in Europe and the world have enacted a number of regulatory regulations regarding the financing of professional medical education, so that in Croatia there are organizations and institutions that regulate this matter.When we talk about medical tourism, it is important to point out that the medical tourism industry is estimated to be worth $ 100 billion, and that it is growing annually at a rate of 15-20%, said Ognjen Bagatin from the Bagatin Polyclinic.Opportunities for Croatia on the global map of medical tourism are top quality medical service, quality equipment, experienced, highly educated professional staff, attractive tourist destination and the balance of price and value of the service”Bagatin pointed out and concluded that the main problem is the lack of a clear vision for health tourism.Since the whole situation strongly affects the congress industry when organizing medical gatherings, HUPKT at the Forum wanted to educate members on how to act in such cases, what to pay special attention to and who to turn to for advice. In this regard, all panel participants agreed that the exchange of experiences and discussions is welcome and that they will continue to work together on this.As every year, the Forum is also an occasion for the annual awards Ambassador of Croatian Congress Tourism, and this year’s winners are:Category Individuals / institutions from the scientific, cultural, sports and economic community responsible for holding international events in 2017 – up to 150 participants: Ms. Klara Karivan Director of GS1 CroatiaCategory Individuals / institutions from the scientific, cultural, sports and economic community responsible for holding international events in 2017 – over 150 participants: prof. Dr. Ivan Katavić from the Laboratory for Aquaculture, Split Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries.Category Individuals / institutions from the public sector responsible for the international promotion of Croatia as a congress-incentive destination in 2017: Congress Office of the Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik.Category Member of HUPKT responsible for the highest quality professional performance in 2017: Mirela Gašpar from the travel agency PBZ Card.Category HUPKT member responsible for the best professional performance of incentives in 2017: Silva Ušić from the Penta agencyCategory Member of HUPKT – supplier, responsible for the highest quality professional performance of events in 2017. Igor Huhoja from Toplice Sveti Martin.Croatian Meeting Experience Summit announcedThe forum was an excellent opportunity to present a new meetex event – the Croatian Meeting Experience Summit (www.meetex.eu) – co-organized by HUPKT and 3i Events. The summit will become an inevitable meeting place for professionals and customers of the congress-incentive-event industry from around the world with domestic service providers in the field of business tourism.The first summit starts in March 2019 in Zagreb, and in the coming years it will visit all Croatian regions – from Opatija, Dubrovnik, Split, Osijek to Rovinj.Health tourism – an opportunity we must not miss According to estimates, the total revenues that are generated globally in the field of medical tourism today exceed 60 billion dollars, and in just a few years that number will exceed 100 billion dollars. The potential of health tourism has been there for years, and now Croatia has excellent, professional and highly professional institutions, but without a strategic and complete tourism product there will still not be much progress. We have too late coast and climate, top specialized health facilities, excellent connectivity, ie accessibility, as well as amazing tourist stories – we just have to pack them nicely into a rounded tourist product and tell our guests the story.Entrepreneurs seem to be shouting loudly and sending an appeal to tourist institutions to get involved and for health tourism to become part of the integrated Croatian tourist offer. Rijeka, Lošinj and Zagreb have woken up and are working intensively on the promotion of health tourism (at least the private sector), soon in Osijek a great story is being built about health tourism, so the private sector and specialized institutions are ready and now on the system to round out the whole story and launch targeted strategic promotion, and be a support to the private sector, and not the other way around as before. Health tourism is one of the focuses of the Master Plan for Tourism Development until 2020, but a lot is written on the paper of various strategies and master plans – the paper suffers everything, and unfortunately there are still no concrete changes in the field.It’s all up to us, we have it all, and I sincerely hope we know how to harness our potential in health tourism. We must also not forget that the world is turning fast and that the competition is not asleep, and we do not have ten more years to see any concrete changes and to arrange a quality story about health tourism in Croatia. We are constantly talking about potentials, it is time to concretize those potentials. Right now and now, because when if not now – when Croatian tourism is a trend in the focus of global tourists and the media.And don’t forget, the system is there to help us, not the other way around. We have everything and everything is up to us.<br />
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Wildcats Harrier Results At Union County Invite

first_imgFranklin County High School Boys Varsity Cross Country had a strong showing finishing 5th place at Union County High School Invite @ Union County High School.They placed 5th and had two top ten finishers. Seniors Evan Apsley and Cody Moore placed 8th and 9th. Freshman, Drew Grant and sophomore, Kyle Seibert, also received awards.The FC girls cross country team had a phenomenal first cross country meet for the seasonplacing 2nd at The Union County Invite.They had two top ten finishers. Freshman, Lauren Kelley placed 5th and junior, Taylor Stewart, earned the 10th place spot. Sophomore, Kairee Hodapp was right behind her, with 13th place. Novalynne Beck, Kat Putnick, Devyn Kerr, and Josie Selm all earned awards. The whole team gave an excellent performance.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Stacey Nobbe.last_img read more