The Ecuadorean Marines seized 773 kg of marijuana on July 5, in an operation on the Colombian border in which two Colombians were arrested, the National Directorate of Aquatic Spaces (Dirnea) announced. The seizure took place on a beach in the locality of Rocafuerte, around 175 km northwest of Quito, in the border province of Esmeraldas, AFP was told by a source at the Navy’s North Operations Command, which previously reported the seizure of 430 kg of drugs. Two Colombians, one of them undocumented, were arrested in the operation, which included the participation of a member of the Coast Guard who detected the boat that was transporting the contraband. “The Ecuadorean Navy, in its fight against drug trafficking, has landed another heavy blow, for which reason it will continue conducting patrols and working in coordination with all Naval units and competent authorities to combat illicit activities in the country,” Dirnea said in a statement. During the first six months of 2012, Ecuador seized around 17 tons of drugs, chiefly cocaine. Seizures of narcotics reached 26 tons in 2011, compared to 18 tons in 2010 and the record of 68 tons in 2009. On the basis of those figures, President Rafael Correa stated a week ago that his country is one of the world’s most effective in the fight against drug trafficking and the only one in the Andean region where coca, the raw material for cocaine, is not grown. By Dialogo July 09, 2012
For the first time since 1988, Orlando Pirates beat arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs in a cup final when they scored a 1-0 victory after extra time in the MTN 8 final at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday night. Eight was the Buccaneer’s lucky number: as winners of the top eight competition for an eighth time, Pirates picked up the winners’ cheque of R8-million. ControlAfter the break Pirates started to control the game and defender Siyabonga Sangweni headed narrowly over the crossbar from a corner kick. In the 70th minute a similar opportunity fell Sangweni’s way, but this time Amakhosi goalie Itumeleng Khune stopped Sangweni’s shot. with a smart one-handed save. In the last 10 minutes Chiefs’ substitute S’thembiso Ngcobo had two chances in quick succession to steal a victory for his side, but Pirates’ net-minder Moneeb Josephs stopped Ngcobo’s first shot with a good save low to his right and the striker was just wide of the mark with his second opportunity, a header from a corner. It was a successful defence of the title they claimed in October 2010 after a penalty shootout win over Moroka Swallows. The last team to achieve back-to-back titles in the competition was, ironically, their opponents in the final, Chiefs. It was also Pirates’ fourth title won out of the last five on offer. Fans of the Soweto giants won’t have to wait long for another derby. The teams meet at the FNB Stadium again on 17 September, but silverware won’t be up for grabs as it is a PSL match. A massive crowd of over 90 000 was subjected to a tepid first half, with neither team really threatening the other’s goal as a deadlocked battle took place in midfield. There were a couple of headed opportunities for both teams, but the goalkeepers dealt with them comfortably. ‘The happiest man in the world’Following his side’s win, Pirates’ coach Julio Leal said at the post-match press conference: “Tonight, I’m the happiest man in the world, not because we won but because we also played well. 13 September 2011 WinnerChiefs pushed hard for victory in extra time, but it was Pirates who found the breakthrough, courtesy of midfielder Oupa Manyisa. He struck a long range shot that dipped and bounced awkwardly in front of goalkeeper Khune, who should have stopped it. However, the ball bounced a touch more than he expected and hit the back of the net. “I’m very happy to score another goal,” Manyisa said afterwards, “but what is important for me is to help the team win trophies. At the moment, I’m enjoying my football. I don’t want to take credit because at the end of the day we are playing as a team.” “This is a good start for us this season. It’s good for our confidence level. I think my players played very well, they fought very hard for the whole match. I think today we showed that we are a team that is capable of winning.” With time almost up and extra time beckoning striker Bongani Ndalula looked to have won it for the Buccaneers with a header, but referee Victor Hlungwani controversially decided that Ndalula had pushed Chiefs’ defender Dominic Isaacs and a free kick went the Amakhosi’s way. Television replays suggested that it was a harsh decision. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Just one of the many congratulatory images left in a note on the two millionth geocache. Uploaded by geocacher paparazzi patsy, who added, “enjoy the honors of being the CO of the 2,000,000th cache!! And CONGRATULATIONS to the FTF!!!”Last week, we hit a major Geocaching milestone: our two millionth active geocache. This feat happened only three years after the millionth geocache, which means our favorite activity continues to grow by leaps and bounds. To continue the celebration, this week we’re featuring the geocache that put us at the two-million mark: Overwatch #1 (GC46N4E) near Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.Part of the Geocaching congratulations package sent to rAMPant_1 from Geocaching HQ.Take one look at the log book and you’ll see just how excited the Geocaching community is about the two millionth geocache. There are more than 1500 notes from geocachers all over the world sending congratulations and well wishes to the geocache creator, rAMPant_1.Geocacher TheRadioheads writes, “Wow, what a milestone to have: we would like to add our congratulations on having the 2,000,000th cache published.” Geocaching HQ got in on congratulating rAMPant_1 by sending a Geocaching care package. The package includes personal tags from those that work at Geocaching HQ and Lackey Geocoins. Who knows, they may end up as swag in the 2,000,000th active geocache.And that geocache is no walk in the park. The difficulty and terrain are both 3.5 and the search includes a scramble up a short, steep slope. From ground zero, you’ll get an amazing view of Alice Springs and the surrounding country.View to the west from ground zero. Photo by the FTF, geocacher tttedzeins.So far, Overwatch #1 only has one find by geocacher tttedzeins, but we’re guessing that this geocache will have plenty of “found it” logs soon.Note posted on the “Overwatch #1”Are you planning on making the trip to Alice Springs to log the two millionth active geocache?Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to [email protected] from the site of the two millionth geocache. Photo by the FTF, geocacher tttedzeins.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedCelebrating Two Million GeocachesFebruary 27, 2013In “Community”Thank you to the Geocache Hiders Video – Celebrating the 2 Millionth Active GeocacheFebruary 27, 2013In “Community”Another one down the drain. – A Crappy Cache (GC35T4T) – Geocache of the WeekFebruary 26, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”
The ASI on Monday clarified that not a single stone carving has been replaced at the Sun Temple in Konark and denied allegations of replacement of artistic stone works at the world heritage monument. The clarification comes two days after Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, taking cognisance of media reports, wrote to the Central government urging it to direct the ASI to probe the allegation. The ASI is the custodian of the 13th Century shrine. “Not a single piece of stone has been removed from any portion of the surviving structural remains of the Sun Temple, Konark,” ASI’s Superintending Archaeologist Arun Malik said in a statement here. “Also, no replacement of stone has been done there for conservation or repair of any other purpose in last more than a decade’s time,” he said. With effective implementation of advanced techniques of scientific preservation, the rate of erosion of surface stones of the temple has been considerably controlled, the official said. Creation of a green belt to protect the temple stones from saline breeze and sand blasting from the nearby Bay of Bengal has further contributed to the retarded rate of deterioration of stones, he said in the statement.
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe: Everton defeat hard to takeby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe refused to criticise his players after defeat at Everton.Goals from Kurt Zouma and Dominic Calvert-Lewin sealed the three points for the hosts, who move up to tenth. Howe said, “It’s a difficult one to take and one that is similar to our recent run. Personally, I’m really pleased with our performance.”We started strongly, created chances, defended well and then we switched off for a second and got punished. The game is then more difficult. We penned them in but couldn’t get that goal. “At the time, I thought the first penalty shout on Brooks probably was a penalty. I haven’t seen it back, so I may be wrong. At the end, I’ve then been told there was a stonewall, but that’s the way things are going for us at the moment. “In terms of Andre Gomes, certainly from my view, I thought the first one could’ve been a yellow, as well as the second. If you add them together, he is lucky to stay on the pitch. I haven’t seen back the one at the end, though.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sampdoria president Ferrero challenges Vialli to get seriousby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSampdoria president Massimo Ferrero has challenged Gianluca Vialli to get serious if he wants to buy the club.Ferrero insists he’s not the one holding up the sale.”I called it a song and dance, because if I want to buy a club, a price is agreed, it is paid and the paperwork exchanged,” Ferrero told Rai Due.“Anyone who knows about football gives their value to Sampdoria. When I arrived here, the Primavera youth team was playing 80km away, there was no home stadium for them, but I created Sampdoria Next Generations, a football school introducing kids to Samp.“I don’t know how much they are offering me, because I haven’t heard from anyone and there are no negotiations. If Vialli wants Sampdoria, he should come here and make an offer. You’ve got to stop attacking me about this.“If they give me the money Sampdoria is worth, then I will walk away. If not, I’m staying here, as Samp is in my heart and I am not afraid of anything.“I work for Samp from morning until night. Vialli is a legend for Samp, I know that, but let’s try to make sense of the whole thing.”
MILTON, Ont. – An Ontario highway sign has received the “Game of Thrones” treatment.Motorists travelling on the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 in Milton, Ont., just west of Toronto, on Friday morning saw the name of the James Snow Parkway exit sign changed to the Jon Snow Parkway.The name James on the sign was blacked out and replaced with Jon — a reference to the character Jon Snow, played by British actor Kit Harington, on the popular HBO series.A spokeswoman for Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation says the sign was vandalized sometime early in the morning.Astrid Poei says the sign was back to normal by about 11:45 a.m. Friday and provincial police, who were notified about the incident, will continue to monitor the area.News of the sign’s name change prompted many jokes on social media.“It appears #MiltonON has become Winterfell. Are you ready to serve on the Escarpment, now known as The Wall?,” one person tweeted, referencing key elements of the show.“Can’t we just leave it?” another person said.The James Snow Parkway is named after an Ontario politician who served as a Conservative MPP for the area from 1967 to 1985.
March 22, 2003POUR PREP: These little plastic contraptions are called chairs. They are used to elevate rebar. [Photo: Ayano Atsumi & Text: sa] Sounds easy, but it’s a tough job to get into those hard to reach spaces. [Photo: Ayano Atsumi & Text: sa] Michael Teslow.[Photo: Ayano Atsumi & Text: sa] Eli Micheals. [Photo: Ayano Atsumi & Text: sa] The rebar has to be off-set to assure its correct position within the concrete joists between the foam panels of the slab. [Photo: Ayano Atsumi & Text: sa] This work is in preparation for the next pour to complete the third floor slab of Unit 6 and 7 of the East Crescent Complex. [Photo: Ayano Atsumi & Text: sa]
February 10, 2010 The 2010 Arcosanti Resident Artshow opens on Valentines Day, Sunday February 14. 2010, with a reception from 1 pm to 5 pm. Resident artists and Arcosanti alumni artists will present works of sculpture, photography, ceramics, painting, drawing, crafts, woodworking and jewelry. The show can be viewed in the Arcosanti Cafe daily from 9 am to 5 pm and will run until April 1. 2010. [Image & text: Cliff Hersted]
May 21, 2018Congratulations the April 15. 2018 workshop participants upon their graduation.from leftMadeline Visser completed her scholarship and workshop and continues on working part-time with Randall Schultz in the wood-working department and part-time in the gallery.Jade Kindt continues on as a volunteer.Seth Winslow continues on dividing his time between the landscaping department and part of the Arcosanti archives crew.