Salvadoran President Rules Out Militarization of Public Safety

first_imgBy Dialogo February 03, 2012 On February 1, Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes ruled out a militarization of public safety in the country, rejecting criticism of his appointment of two retired generals to head the sector’s leading institutions. “The police will continue to be a hierarchically organized corps, but under the responsibility of a civilian authority. The police are not in the process of militarization (…) they’re in a process of professionalization and adaptation to new circumstances,” the president stated. “We should leave prejudices aside, leave that sterile debate aside,” the president added, speaking at a National Civil Police (PNC) event. In late January, Funes named retired General Francisco Salinas as director of the PNC, and in November, he named retired General David Munguía as minister of justice and public safety. According to the president, those appointments are part of “a conceptual change” in how the country will work against crime, organized crime, and especially gangs. “The state’s repressive apparatus and its institutions of prevention, investigation, and administration of justice should be strengthened, modernized, and provided with budgets and tools that can enable them to act effectively,” Funes pointed out. About his decision, President Funes said, “We’re confronting organized groups, with sophisticated systems of information and intelligence, with enormous economic power, and supplied with the most modern weapons,” he indicated. “In addition, they’re powerful gangs capable of corrupting state institutions. The conditions, then, are different; the enemy is also different, has mutated, has evolved,” he added.last_img read more

Voss Memorial win worth $1,000 to Zevenbergen

first_imgElijah Zevenbergen was the $1,000 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner at Arlington Raceway’s Joe Voss Memorial. (Photo by Sarah Moriarty)ARLINGTON, Minn. (Aug. 27) – Elijah Zevenbergen led from start to finish to pick up the $1,000 winner’s check at Arlington Raceway’s Joe Voss Memorial for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars Saturday night.Zevenbergen had strong challenges, first from Chad Schroeder and then from Derek Green.Green suffered a flat tire and went into the work area on the red flag that waved after Adam Re­vier got too high on the backstretch, went over the cushion lost control barrel rolled several times down the track.Revier was OK but his car was damaged. After that restart, the race was all Zevenbergen. Matt Speckman worked behind him but had to settle for second ahead of Dean Cornelius.Green made his way back up to fourth. Wisconsin traveler Shawn Wagner finished fifth, earning the hard charger bonus plus a new front bumper by passing 12 cars.The Stock Cars also raced a “tough guy” challenge in memory of Voss with the top 10 cars from the feature racing 10 laps. The car scored last on each lap had to leave the track. The winner was Green of Granada, who had started seventh. He picked up $500 from Pro Haulers for the win.Team Porter Corner celebrated a pair of wins as father Chad and daughter Kyren won the Xtreme Mo­tor Sports IMCA Modified and Mach-1 Sport Compact features.Michael Stien motored to the IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car checkers and Eric Bassett re­peated as the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner. Cory Probst collected another IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock win.Feature results – 1. Elijah Zevenbergen; 2. Matt Speckman; 3. Dean Cornelius; 4. Derek Green; 5. Shawn Wagner; 6. Brent Uecker; 7. Matthew Schauer; 8. Jeff Holstein; 9. David Moriarty; 10. Kevin LaTour; 11. Chuck Winter; 12. Ryan Grochow; 13. Pete Alexander; 14. Dan Mackenthun; 15. Travis Schurmann; 16. Chad Schroeder; 17. Adam Revier; 18. Shaun Bruns.last_img read more

Moyes hits out at ‘rank’ defending

first_imgDavid Moyes accused Manchester United of “rank and rotten” defending as the Scot endured a hellish return to Goodison Park. The result and the performances of both sides showed just how much United have regressed under Moyes and how far Everton have come under his successor Roberto Martinez, who has now collected a record 20 league wins since moving to Goodison Park. United tested Tim Howard on just two occasions while Everton out-muscled and outclassed their opponents in midfield. Wayne Rooney had a disappointing afternoon in front of goal while Lukaku caused Jonny Evans and Jones problems throughout. Moyes, surprisingly, thought his team did not play too badly. “We played very well in the first half,” said Moyes, who spent 11 years at Everton before moving to Old Trafford. “We had passed the ball really well, kept the ball but we didn’t have the final pass, the killer through ball that was needed in the final third. “I didn’t think we deserved to go in 2-0 down at half-time, that’s for sure. “We had good play, good control of the game, and we had the bulk of the ball.” Martinez, who became the first Everton boss to do the double over United in 44 years, hailed his team’s performance as “electrifying”. “This was an important win for our fans,” said the Spaniard. “We knew that since the 1969-70 season we had never done the double over United and I think that is when we won the league. “That tells you this group of players is ready to develop. “That performance was full of energy, it was dynamic on the counter attack. I thought we looked electrifying.” Despite the midweek defeat to Crystal Palace, Everton are just one point short of fourth-placed Arsenal with three matches left. Martinez is refusing to get carried away with talk of his team pipping the Gunners to fourth, though. “We have another nine points to fight for,” said Martinez. “We play Manchester City, Southampton, and Hull a week before the cup final. You couldn’t pick a worse three games.” For Moyes the season is over. He now has the unwanted tag of being the man who has failed to take United into the Champions League for the first time in 19 years. As ever, there was an attempt from the Scot to cast a positive light on his team’s woeful season. “I think everybody knows that we are on track to make changes and do some different things,” he said. “We are rebuilding. “I understand it has not been good, I recognise it has not been good, and it needs to be better.” On the pitch it was a grim day for the United boss as his team suffered their 11th defeat of the season. Phil Jones blocked Romelu Lukaku’s shot with his outstretched arm and Leighton Baines converted the resulting spot-kick before Alex Buttner played Kevin Mirallas onside and the Belgian beat David de Gea from a tight angle. Moyes tried to put a positive spin on what was a dreadful defeat, but he did not hold back when giving his assessment of his team’s defending for both goals. “I thought the two goals we conceded today were rank, rotten,” the United boss said. “The (first) goal was a big kick up the pitch, it was nodded down and picked up, and for us to concede a goal like that was terrible. “The second was a better move but we should have defended it much better that we did. “We gave away two terrible goals but prior to that we passed the ball brilliantly well, kept the ball, had great control of the game. “What we couldn’t do is make enough chances, but we had a great control and we got done by two stupid decisions.” Everton strolled to an easy 2-0 win that ended United’s hopes of Champions League qualification with four matches remaining. Moyes was barracked by the home support throughout and one Everton fan even turned up in a Grim Reaper’s costume to poke fun at the United boss from just behind the dugout. Press Associationlast_img read more

Rio 2016 qualfiers: Queens draw 1-1 with Cameroon

first_imgThe Ghanaian women’s national team tied 1-1 with Cameroon in the first-leg match of the Olympic qualifying third round. The captains of both sides were the scorers of the tie-breaking game.  Black Queens midfielder, Mercy Myles, netted for the Black Queens in the 25th minute. In the second half, the opposing side’s defender, Christian Marie, shot in Cameroon’s 54th minute equalizer. The Queens flew into Yaounde hungry for revenge — the team were denied a qualification in the 2012 Olympic games in London, after falling in a 2-1 defeat against Cameroon  — However, the Queens entered the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo missing two key players — striker, Faiza Ibrahim, who is still recovering from an injury from training, and midfielder, Elizabeth Addo, a scorer in the squad’s previous 3-0 victory against Egypt.The Ghanaian team knew that they were up for a tough game to overcome as they ambition for a first-time olympic qualification. Although it was Cameroon’s first World Cup appearance this year in Canada, the Indomitable Lionesses made it to the round of 16 — after defeating Ecuador and Switzerland to proceed past the group stages, but then losing against defending champions and 2015 finalists, Japan. The Cameroonian side were the only African team to make it past the group stages, making it further than other African teams, Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire.The matches between the two sides had an undertone of preparation for the 2015 All-Africa Games.  The two sides are headed to clash once again in Brazzaville, as both sides were drawn to face each other in the same group. The Black Queens will square off as the home team at the Accra Sports Stadium on August 2nd, at 3:00 p.m.  The second-leg match will determine which team will play either Côte d’Ivoire or Zimbabwe in the final round — a match which will then decide which two teams will travel to Rio de Janeiro to compete in the 2016 Olympic games.Starting Line-ups:Cameroon: Ngo Ndom – Manie Christine, Awona Marie, Mendoua Bibi Balbine, Meffometou Falone – Yango Grace, Ngani Agathe, Ngo Mbeleck – Akaba Edoa Henriette, Aboudi Onguene, Ngono Mani  Ghana: Patricia Mantey – Hillia Cobblah, Cynthia Adobea, Linda Eshun, Janet Egyir – Mercy Miles (C), Juliet Acheampong, Safia Abdul Rahman, Portia Boakye, Samira Suleman, Agnes Aduako–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Duquesne coasts to victory over Green Bay

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP)—B.J. Monteiro and Andre Marhold scored 17 points apiece as Duquesne coasted to an 84-66 victory over Green Bay on Sunday. The Dukes (1-1) took a 30-14 lead with 5:47 left in the first half after a 12-1 run, and the Phoenix (1-1) never trailed by less than 10 points after that. Duquesne, which lost to No. 16 Arizona 67-59 in its opener Wednesday, shot 46.2 percent (30 of 55), including 54.5 percent (18 of 33) in the second half, a far cry from last season, when it shot 88.2 percent (15 of 17) in the second half of an 81-71 win at Green Bay.Sean Johnson contributed 14 points, T.J. McConnell had 12 points and seven assists and Eric Evans 10 points for Duquesne.Jarvis Williams scored 17 points for Green Bay and Alec Brown had 14 points and 10 rebounds, his second double-double in two games. SLAM DUNK— Duquesne’s Andre Marhold scores two of his 17 points on a slam dunk against Green Bay during the Dukes 84-66 win in their home opener at the A. J. Palumbo Center on Nov. 13. (Courier Photo/Chris Lopez) last_img read more

Women’s Workwear Swap To Be Held In Lacey

first_imgWhat if you could peek into other people’s closets and find items for yourself to wear to work? How about trading the work clothing that you no longer wear for “new” things for your wardrobe? Maybe you like to help women in Thurston County who are re-entering the workforce and need clothes to wear for interviews and work? An opportunity awaits!In Lacey on Saturday, August 11th, a group of local business women are partnering with the Olympia-Lacey Church of God to host a free community event for women. This new event, called theWomen’s Workwear Swap & Shop, will be a win-win situation for working women, where ladies can bring good-quality work clothing in, donate it, and walk away with “new” items for themselves – all for free.“Ladies will bring their clothing donations with them if possible, and all extra clothing will be donated to the Downtown Olympia non-profit called The Wardrobe,” says co-organizer Krista Dunk of Koinonia Business Women. She adds, “In a down economy, this event is going to be a blessing to a lot of people in our area. Those who don’t have any clothing to contribute can still come and get several outfits for themselves.”To add to the event’s atmosphere, participants will also enjoy helpful talks by local professionals, vendor booths for shopping, free resume review, professionally-taken head shot photos, free chiropractic scans, and door prizes.Event organizers are seeking women’s work clothing donations beforehand. For full details, please visit Event hours: 10am – 2pm. Location: 5005 Lacey Blvd, Lacey. Facebook20Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Jevon Rockwell, May 23

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We started planting last Thursday and then we got some rain over the weekend. We only got a quarter inch so it wasn’t too much. We’re about three-quarters done with the corn now and about half done with the beans, so we have made some good progress.Out of the first 400 acres that we planted early, we may have 10 acres of spotting in to do. The water sat in those wet holes and it crusted over. I went over around 80 acres of the heavy black corn ground with a rotary hoe and I could not get to those spots because it was too muddy. The corn couldn’t push through.The rest of the stuff we planted around April 20 really early looks good now. It looks really nice.The planting conditions have gotten a lot better. We are planting on some heavier ground that finally dried off. We have sunshine and a south wind and that really helps too. They are saying we’ll get into the 80s up here. We need some heat.I dug up some of the wetter areas and found a grub. I have seen wireworms too but no pest problems that are a real concern.Some of our wheat is now fully headed and we are getting into a timing issue. The soybeans will have to be inter-seeded by next weekend into some of our wheat.There is an 80% chance for rain on Wednesday. I plan on working from today to Wednesday. I’ll sleep in on the day it rains. I have plenty of ground to plant now. We like to work ground, give it a day to dry and plant it. If we don’t get rain this week, we could get done with corn by Friday.We’re close enough to Lake Erie here that we didn’t have any trouble with frost damage.last_img read more

Really speechless: Iyer fumes after Delhi lose 7 wickets for 8 runs vs Kings XI Punjab

first_imgDelhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer cut a disappointed figure as he walked up to do his post-match duties after their 14-run defeat to Kings XI Punjab in Mohali.Delhi Capitals were cruising when they were 144 for 3 in 16.3 overs in chase of 167 at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. Colin Ingram and Rishabh Pant stitched a 50-plus partnership for the fourth wicket and it seemed the duo would take the Capitals past the finish line with ease. KXIP vs DC – REPORT | HIGHLIGHTSHowever, Mohammed Shami triggered a collapse when he removed Rishabh Pant in the fourth ball of the 17th over. Shami was a hit for a six before he hit the timber.Following the wicket of Rishabh Pant, Delhi Capitals lost the plot as they lost their last seven wickets for just 8 runs. It only needed 17 balls for one of the most shambolic collapses in the history of IPL cricket.England all-rounder Sam Curran sealed the deal for Kings XI Punjab with a hat-trick as he removed Kagiso Rabada and Sandeep Lamichhane in the first two balls of the 20th over when Delhi needed 15. Curran had removed Harshal Patel off the final ball of the 18th over. The youngster finished with figures of 4 for 11 in only his second IPL match.Head coach Ricky Ponting’s face in the dugout told the story of Delhi Capitals’ horror night in Mohali. On the other hand, the Kings XI Punjab owners were jumping in joy, witnessing R Ashwin’s men script a remarkable comeback.”Really disappointing. With the way we were going, we came ball to ball and to lose from there, really disappointing. We didn’t play smart cricket and Punjab outplayed us in all the departments. They were really cool and calm in that situation. I am really speechless. It is a crucial match and losing such matches is not going to benefit us. The way Ingram was going, with ball to ball, it is really difficult to see us losing wickets like that from outside and the batsmen not taking initiative to win the game,” a disappointed Shreyas Iyer said.advertisementDelhi Capitals had head into Monday’s match in Mohali on the back of a tense finish in Feroz Shah Kotla against Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday. KKR forced Super Over as DC suffered a late collapse in their pursuit of 186. Iyer’s men though emerged victorious the other night.Stressing on the need to remain positive after two tight games, Iyer said: “It is really going to be important for us to stay motivated. These are the small factors we have to work hard on. Mentally we have trained ourselves on how to finish the games. We are getting good starts but need to focus on winning the games.”Having lost two of their four games, Delhi Capitals will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in their next IPL 2019 match at home on Thursday.Also Read | IPL 2019: Sam Curran does the Bhangra with Preity Zinta after taking hat-trickAlso Read | Sam Curran did not realise he had taken a hat-trick: Couldn’t hear myself thinkAlso See:last_img read more

US Coast Guard will offload more than 7 tons of cocaine seized

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – More than 7 tons of cocaine seized in international waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean from February to late March will be offloaded in San Diego today by the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche.The drugs were seized from six suspected smuggling vessels found off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America by the Coast Guard cutters Waesche, Active and Steadfast, according to a statement from the U.S. Coast Guard.“The Coast Guard increased U.S. and allied presence in the eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Basin, which are known drug transit zones off of Central and South America, as part of its Western Hemisphere Strategy,” according to the statement. “During at-sea interdictions in international waters, a suspect vessel is initially detected and monitored by allied, military or law enforcement personnel coordinated by Joint Interagency Task Force-South based in Key West, Florida.”The Waesche, which is homeported in Alameda, California, was responsible for stopping two vessels, while the Active, homeported in Port Angeles, Washington, and the Steadfast, homeported in Astoria, Oregon, also stopped two vessels each. KUSI Newsroom April 5, 2019center_img Updated: 6:29 PM U.S. Coast Guard will offload more than 7 tons of cocaine seized Posted: April 5, 2019last_img read more