2.2 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Colombian Caribbean Waters

first_img Colombian Coast Guard personnel seized 2.2 tons of cocaine being transported on a speedboat in the Caribbean Sea and arrested the five crew members, one of them Honduran, the Colombian National Navy announced Monday. Units of the Pacific Naval Force located and intercepted the “go-fast” boat, with three outboard motors, when it was at sea near the coast of the Colombian locality of Sapzurro, in the province of Choco. Admiral César Narváez, the commander of the Pacific Naval Force, told AFP that the seizure of the drugs was achieved using intelligence information obtained from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), supplied to the Colombian police. According to that information, the contraband, valued at around US$ 60 million, is believed to belong to the Los Urabeños criminal gang, the Navy’s announcement indicated. The 2.2 tons of cocaine, distributed across 2,200 packages, and the boat’s five crew members were turned over to the local authorities. By Dialogo September 14, 2011last_img read more

Action plan for the development of the EuroVelo8 route in Croatia adopted

first_imgThe Croatian National Tourist Board has adopted EuroVelo8 Development Action Plan – Mediterranean cycling routes in Croatia for the period 2018-2030.The plan was adopted on meeting of the interdepartmental working group for planning, implementation and reporting on the implementation of Measure 18 defined within the Action Plan for the Development of Cyclotourism and the Coordination Body for the Development of Cyclotourism in Croatia. The action plan was developed by the Croatian National Tourist Board in cooperation with external associate Davorin Belamarić as part of the EU project MedCycleTour.“This project has created the preconditions for the beginning of the systematic development of the EuroVelo8 route in Croatia, and the Action Plan provides a detailed overview of the activities required for its development. The key results of the analysis of this route are presented, which is very attractive due to the combination of coast, islands and hinterland and preserved and authentic cultural heritage, numerous natural beauties and excellent offer of accommodation and catering facilities along the entire route. The action plan devises a strategy and activities that will effectively and quickly contribute to the status of a route that will justify all world standards, as well as the expectations of the most demanding cyclists. ” stand out from the CNTB.The potential of the Croatian EV8 route is really great as it passes through seven coastal counties from Istria to Dubrovnik, including Lika. With a length of about 1100 kilometers, it makes up almost 1/5 of the total length of EuroVelo 8 – Mediterranean routes (5888 km), with the highest density and diversity of natural and cultural-historical attractions, which includes as many as 8 UNESCO sites.Croatia has already established itself as an attractive and recognizable tourist destination, and as global trends show strong growth of active tourism, health and environmental care, the MedCycleTour project and the development of the EuroVelo8 route in Croatia strengthen this segment of the tourist offer, the CNTB concludes.The MedCycleTour project is implemented with the aim of developing and promoting cycling tourism in the Mediterranean through the establishment of EuroVelo 8 – Mediterranean routesThe EuroVelo8 route seeks to connect the area from Cádiz in the west to Cyprus in the east, and the project involves partners from 8 Mediterranean countries. Project partners are from Croatia Croatian tourist agency i Cluster for eco-social innovation and development (CEDRA HR).The Mediterranean route is one of the 15 transnational cycling routes of the EuroVelo route network in Europe and is considered the future cycling highway of the Mediterranean as it passes through as many as 11 countries. The Croatian part of the EuroVelo 8 route in the length of about 1100 km passes through all seven coastal counties: Istria, Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Lika-Senj, Zadar, Šibenik-Knin, Split-Dalmatia and Dubrovnik-Neretva.Find out more about the whole project herelast_img read more

UFC: Alexander Volkov called out by Francis Ngannou after Hardy win

first_imgLast Updated: 11th November, 2019 23:21 IST UFC: Alexander Volkov Called Out By Francis Ngannou After Hardy Win Francis Ngannou has his eyes upon Alexander Volkov for his upcoming fight and ‘The Predator’ made a callout through Twitter. Know more details about it. WATCH US LIVE 10 months ago UFC 244: Where to watch, schedule and live streaming details 10 months ago UFC 244 Preview: BMF Showdown; The Rock, Donald Trump and more According to Ngannou, a fight with just 18 days notice doesn’t make sense and that’s why he rejected facing Volkov for UFC Moscow. Well, Volkov had an impressive win in the recently concluded event and Ngannou is yet to face an opponent after knocking out Cain Velasquez. UFC might arrange this match-up since ‘The Predator’ is interested in Volkov and it will be interesting for him too since a victory against Ngannou can assure him a title shot.Also Read- UFC: Dana White Disapproves Chuck Liddel’s Return To Fighting RingUFC: Francis Ngannou’s opponentsUFC has not yet confirmed anything about it and it won’t be shocking if Tyson Fury steps in the place for Alexander Volkov. Francis Ngannou also had a social media beef with undefeated boxer Tyson Fury a few days back and with Fury’s recent statement of making his MMA debut, it seems evitable. Have a look at the Twitter beef between Francis Ngannou and Alexander Volkov. 10 months ago UFC 244: Nate Diaz ruled out for 90 days after injury against Masvidal You don’t have to worry about other “Mma Heavyweights” because I might just retire you. Tell you promoter to call @ufc #uncrowndedchamp https://t.co/zWvIvgHlS4— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) November 7, 2019 WE RECOMMEND FOLLOW US 9 months ago UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov says McGregor needs 10 wins before rematch SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img First Published: 11th November, 2019 23:21 IST LIVE TV Also Read- UFC: Conor McGregor Backs Rival Khabib Against Tony FergusonAlso Read- MMA: Tyson Fury Eyes Move To MMA, Conor McGregor Agrees To Train Him Well done Volkov 👏👏👏.Let’s go now and please don’t turn this down again.#UFCMoscow #UNCROWNEDCHAMP— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) November 9, 2019 COMMENT Raj Sarkar Francis Ngannou has his eyes upon Alexander Volkov and The Predator’ made a callout after Volkov’s recent win against Greg Hardy at UFC Fight Night 163. Volkov was about to face Junior Dos Santos in the card but Dos Santos pulled out from the fight at last moment and Ngannou was offered the fight. However, according to latest American reports, Ngannou rejected it due to short notice and Hardy was finally lined up against Volkov for UFC Fight Night 163 at Moscow.Also Read- UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Says McGregor Needs 10 Wins Before RematchUFC: Francis Ngannou calls out Alexander VolkovAlexander Volkov won the fight against Greg Hardy via a unanimous decision and came back into the win column after a devastating loss against Derrick Lewis at UFC 229. It immediately caught Ngannou’s attention and ‘The Predator’ wants to fight Volkov next. After UFC Fight Night 163, Ngannou praised Volkov for his performance and challenged him for a fight. Have a look at The Predator’s tweet post-UFC Fight Night. 10 months ago UFC Salaries: Conor McGregor, Khabib, Nate Diaz salary revealed Written Bylast_img read more

Grassley not happy as Democrats hold up recovery package

first_imgWASHINGTON — Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he is frustrated that democrats continue to block the latest coronavirus recovery package.“My Democratic colleagues in the Senate have now twice voted to prevent consideration of this bill. Their counterparts in the House seem equally intent on delaying this relief — as every day tens of thousands of people are going to the unemployment office,” Grassley says.Grassley says the money in the bill could help those people who are hurting– and he says it’s not clear why Democrats want to block it from getting out. “Does it have something to do with the presidential campaign? Who knows? So, obviously I am saying this is very urgent,” Grassley says. “Had they voted to move the bill forward — we’d still have 30 more hours to iron out problems if there are still problems to be worked out. They won’t even let us go to the bill — get started on debating the bill. Instead, they threw sand on the gears when every passing minute more Americans’ health and livelihoods are put at risk.”Democrats have complained the bill helps big businesses that don’t need help. Grassley says that is not true. “Except from this standpoint. If the airlines are not going to fly, and we give $50 billion in loans, I suppose somebody is going to say you are bailing out the airlines. How is this country going to get along without the airlines?,” Grassley asks.He says the same thing was done after September 11th. “We give them loans — they have to pay the loans back — is that a bailout,?” Grassley asks. He says it would help keep a vital service going and also keep the jobs of those people in the industry.last_img read more