Lima and Bogotá are also Washington’s key South American partners and allies. By Dialogo June 21, 2013 Peru and Colombia are the main cocaine producers worldwide, as well as producers of coca leaves, the main ingredient of this illegal drug, with the United States as one of its main illicit markets. The first tripartite cooperation meeting on the fight against drug trafficking and terrorism between the U.S. Southern Command and Colombia and Peru’s Armed Forces high commands, the two main cocaine producing nations worldwide, was held on June 19 in Lima, according to the Peruvian Ministry of Defense. The meeting took place after President Barack Obama met with Humala in Washington. In January, General Kelly visited Lima and met with President Ollanta Humala, with whom he discussed the military cooperation between the U.S. and Peru. The officials also discussed the topic of threats derived from illegal mining at the meeting, which was conducted at the Army’s headquarters known as “Pentagonito,” and to which the press did not have access. The meeting was headed by Peruvian Minister of Defense Pedro Cateriano; General John Kelly, head of U.S. Southern Command; General Alejandro Navas, Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Colombian Military Forces; and Admiral José Cueto, head of the Peruvian Armed Forces Joint Command. The military chiefs discussed the exchange of experiences to confront drug trafficking and terrorism successfully, the Peruvian authorities reported.
Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Manchester United-bound striker Romelu Lukaku is likely to have to spend a fraction of his extravagant salary on settling a fine in Beverly Hills after being arrested during a noisy party at his rented mansion.A Beverly Hills Police Department statement on Saturday said Lukaku was arrested at his temporary residence in Beverly Hills on July 2 following a series of complaints over noise at the home.The statement said Lukaku was released at the scene after being issued a misdemeanor citation for excessive noise. It came after police officers responded to five other noise complaints from the same location, the statement added.The Belgian international is slated to appear at the Los Angeles Airport Courthouse on October, 2, 2017 the statement said. However he is unlikely to be required to show up in person for a misdemeanor case.Lukaku, 24, has been staying in Los Angeles with France and Manchester United star Paul Pogba on holiday.Earlier Saturday, Manchester United confirmed that a deal for Lukaku’s transfer from Everton had been agreed.The move, which is subject to a medical and personal terms, will see Lukaku head to Old Trafford in a reported 75 million pounds ($97 million; 85.5 million euros).Share on: WhatsApp
Share on: WhatsApp Pogba still missingSheffield, United Kingdom | AFP | Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Saturday there is little hope of Manchester United being able to make significant additions to their under-performing squad in the January transfer window.United have been linked with a long list of potential new recruits as Solskjaer seeks to improve after an inconsistent start to the season.Names like England winger Jadon Sancho, currently with Borussia Dortmund but reportedly keen to return to English football, Leicester playmaker James Maddison and Salzburg striker Erling Braut Haaland, one of the most sought after young talents in Europe, have all been linked with United.A possible move for Haaland appears particularly plausible, given that Solskjaer worked with the forward while at Norwegian side Molde.But, given the constraints presented by the mid-season window, Solskjaer insists that talk of a wholesale injection of fresh blood in January is fanciful.“It is not about ‘x’ amount of money, it is about who do we think will be good for the club in the long-term, not just three or four months,” he said.“Not many clubs want to sell players that they would otherwise want to keep in January.“Maybe one or two could be a loan deal but that is not a big money thing, it is just to help the team. But we are getting players back and we are looking at what can be available for us.”– No firm return date for Pogba –Getting players back to fitness has been one of many challenges faced by the United manager over the opening weeks of the campaign, with French World Cup winner Paul Pogba the most notable absentee. There is still no firm date for Pogba to return form a persistent ankle problem, with the most optimistic estimates appearing to put his possible comeback in mid-December.But United’s difficulties in the centre of midfield have been exacerbated by the loss of Scott McTominay, who injured his ankle before the international break, and veteran Nemanja Matic who has only just returned to training after nearly seven weeks out.The problems do not appear likely to be solved in time for the start of next month which kicks off with United welcoming Tottenham, and their recently-appointed former United manager Jose Mourinho, to Old Trafford before visiting City in the season’s first Manchester derby.However, Solskjaer has pointed to the recent improvements shown by Brazilian midfielder Fred, a disappointment last season after a £52 million ($66.74 million) move from Shakhtar Donetsk, with his manager finally believing that the 26-year-old is living up to his potential.“First of all, the price tag, that is none of Fred’s concern, and it shouldn’t be because that is just how football has gone,” said the United manager.“The prices nowadays, you think, ‘Hmm’ but the market today is different to what it was. That shouldn’t be on Fred, that should be on us.“Fred came in, he did well to start with. Then he hit a difficult period. Then when I came in, he found it hard, then he had a very good period. And now he is having a very good period again. He is showing what we saw in him.“He is more confident, he believes in himself. He has come to a new country, the biggest club in the world, he is learning the language. He is speaking good English now, I don’t have to speak very slowly to him when we talk to him now.”
The Davie Police Department is reporting that they were called to a home in Southwest Ranches after a homeowner found a grenade inside of their home.The discovery was made just before 3:00 pm Monday at a home in the area of Southwest 201st Terrace and 50th Manor.The resident told officials that he was in the process of moving out of the home when he noticed the frag grenade sitting on a shelf.Authorities were able to safely detonate the device.The homeowner says he believes it may have belonged to his grandfather.
Image Courtesy: PTIAdvertisement 7dqNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8h7cWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebup6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6ftvuWould you ever consider trying this?😱Can your students do this? 🌚rwpcRoller skating! Powered by Firework The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics are less than six months away, and two Indian wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Ravi Kumar Dahiya are now on high expectations for the grand event, following their success at the Rome Ranking Series. The two have secured one gold each in their respective categories at the summit clash on Saturday.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTIBajrang Punia, who competes in the 65 kg weight category, overpowered Jordan Michael Oliver, the American who was defeated 4-3 in the final round. Two times bronze and one silver medal winner at the World Wrestling Championships, Punia was hailed even by his opponent Oliver himself following the match.On his official Twitter handle, Oliver praised Punia: “Wasnt my night… but I got a lot of work to do to be where I want to be ! Hats off to @BajrangPunia dude is heck of a competitor! Until next time my friend!”Advertisement United World Wrestling’s official Twitter uploaded a clip of the highlights of the match. Check it out below-Punia spoke to PTI in the post match interview: “Yes the bouts were close, it’s just first tournament of the season so I was a bit rusty. I had a feeling going into this tournament that the performance will be a bit up and down.”However, the close calls were beneficial to him, Punia continued: “But having close bouts is not a worry, it’s good. It keeps me alert and gives ne chance to ponder over my shortcomings.”Hailing from the city of Jhajjar in Haryana, Punia has previously won gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and also in 2018 Asian Games. The 25 year old won two golds at the Asian Wrestling Championships, first time in 2017 in New Delhi and the second one in 2019 in Xi’an, China.The 2019 World Wrestling Championships bronze medal winner Ravi Kumar Dahiya, who is a 57 kg category wrestler, competed in the 61 kg for the Rome Ranking Series. However, the different category was no hurdle, as the 23 year old Haryanvi completely devastated his opponent Nurbolat Abdualiyev from Kazakhstan 12-2 in the final.The youngster, who hails from Sonipat, secured silver at the 2018 World U23 Wrestling Championship in Bucharest, Romania.Also read-Wrestler Deepak Punia and Ravi Dahiya Qualify for Asian ChampionshipWrestling: Bajrang Punia to receive the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award Advertisement
It’s a brave new world even when you’re looking for a ride.Since 2010, first in San Francisco, California, and in 2013 in parts of New Jersey, getting home from the airport or train station or from a restaurant or bar has begun to take on a decidedly virtual reality with the advent of the Uber Smart phone app.Uber representatives are hoping for an increase in the app’s use locally since it premiered in Jersey Shore towns in May 2014, despite some objections and reservations from what could be seen as traditional competition in the transportation industry.“Monmouth County was really our focus last summer,” along with other areas on the Jersey shore, said Josh Mohrer, Uber’s general manager for New York and New Jersey. “Pick up was really, really strong.”And he expects the same to hold true for the coming warm weather. “We tell drivers from all over to head out there,” in the summer, Mohrer said, “because that’s where the action is.”Uber is a technology firm, headquartered in San Francisco, which provides a smart phone and tablet app platform connecting riders with available drivers. Since debuting in the Garden State in 2013 (in Hudson County cities—close proximity to New York City, the company’s largest market) the company has drivers totaling “in the thousands,” now according to Mohrer,“Drivers love the economic opportunity; riders love the convenience and reliability,” he maintained.While Mohrer said the cost is usually lower than traditional cabs fares, he acknowledged rides on the Jersey Shore tend to run a little higher than elsewhere, costing a base fee of $5 per ride and 30 cents per mile and $2.70 per mile, according to Uber’s website. In comparison, Yellow Car taxi service, in Red Bank, has a charge scale based upon destination zones. For example, traveling within Red Bank would cost a rider a flat rate of $3.25, or $3.75 if the trip requires crossing Maple Avenue. Traveling from Red Bank to Brookdale Community College in Lincroft would cost $12.50.What has made the company so appealing, Mohrer noted, is that, “There’s sort of the universal pain of trying to get a cab.”But what would be considered the firm and app’s natural competition—traditional limousine and taxis companies—there are other bones to pick.“There are a lot of issues we have with it, obviously,” acknowledged Gary Damanti, officer manager and cab owner and operator for Yellow Car taxi company in Red Bank.Damanti noted some company drivers have the app, “so we can see their presence around here.”Given Uber’s influence may not be what it is in northern New Jersey, but “It is starting to have an impact,” he conceded.Cabs have to have a substantial amount of insurance coverage—“We pay a lot of money for insurance,” Damanti noted—and have to pay annual licensing fees to the municipality. In Red Bank that amounts to $150 a year per vehicle.“If anybody could just come here and start doing business, what’s the point?” Damanti said. “They should follow the same rules.”That’s Bill Atkins’ argument against Uber. “In New Jersey to run a for-hire transportation service there are certain requirements,” said Atkins, owner and president of Red Bank Limousine for the last 30 years, including carrying $1.5 million of special insurance on the vehicles. “Uber is just skirting the laws,” he charged.Mohrer countered that argument by saying Uber conducts background checks on driver-applicants, provides required liability insurance for drivers and vehicles (owned and maintained by the drivers) while they’re on the platform, and inspects all vehicles to ensure they’re safe as well as clean.In addition, both drivers and riders rate their experience and that helps “keep good actors on the platform,” and “keeps the quality of service high,” Mohrer maintained.Drivers are paid per fare, based upon the time and distance of the trip. No transaction is conducted in the car; drivers have their pay deposited electronically into bank accounts at the end of the ride.Currently there isn’t much in the way of formal regulations, as technology has advanced quicker than the state legislature, Mohrer pointed out.Pending regulations, “That’s a work in progress,” he said, as Uber representatives work with state lawmakers “to come up with a regulatory framework that makes sense for this.”Damanti may be worried, and maybe rightfully so, as technology firms like this one may eventually render his business as obsolete as buggy whip manufacturers.Atkins, however, is less so. “For us it’s not even a hiccup,” he maintained, noting his business has been up over 40 percent in the last year.“We call it electronic hitchhiking,” he said, adding his customer, largely corporate executives traveling for business, would never risk missing a flight and maybe an important meeting on the chance a car wouldn’t respond to an app request.The issue at hand, he stressed, is “a lack of liability” and “fairness.”“It should be an even playing field,” Atkins believed.Certainly Mohrer is confident about the future for the business. “It’s growing very, very fast,” he said, with New Jersey “as one of our fastest growing markets“It’s very exciting for us,” he said.— By John Burton
NOTES: This was McAnally’s fourth San Juan win. The others were by John Henry (1980), Amerique (1998) and Interaction (2013). Winning owner Pablo Gomez resides in Garden City, New York. TYLER BAZE, QUICK CASABLANCA, WINNER: “To do it for Mr. McAnally is so great, it feels special. He got an unlucky trip last time and he’s a wonderful horse to ride, very talented and he loves long distance races and they’re my favorite. It’s a race you watch as a kid wondering if it’s a race you could ever win and to finally have the chance to do that . . . to win it, it’s fantastic.“In the paddock the only thing Mr. McAnally told me was to just gallop him the first time around. That was no problem, he’s a real cool horse, push-button, like a pony. I galloped that first mile and picked it up from there and tried to figure out how I was going to push the button because with him, it’s all or nothing. He was really flying that last three-eighths of a mile.” RON McANALLY, QUICK CASABLANCA, WINNER: “The race set up well. I just told Tyler to let him gallop past the finish line first time around. I was a little afraid going twice around on soft ground.”On winning his first race of the meet from only 14 starters: “We haven’t run that much. We don’t have those kinds of horses anymore. Charlie (Whittingham, who won the San Juan 14 times) was one of a kind. To win this race 14 times, that’s a good horseman.“This is a good horse. He’s an easy horse to ride. We just let him gallop around the first timearound, and the second time, he made that move. He had plenty left.“He’s an old horse, he’s a pro. He’s been around a long time. He’s been to Chile, he’s been to New York, he’s been to Florida. He’s one professional horse, and he’s old, like me (83).” -30- TRAINER QUOTES JOCKEY QUOTES
Mitchell Smith won the WBO European super-featherweight title with a landslide points victory against Zoltan Kovacs at the Excel Arena.The Harrow Weald prospect, who recently turned 22, dominated the fight and floored his opponent with a left hook in the second round.Kovacs was staggered by another left hook and a big right in the seventh but the Hungarian showed great determination to see out the full 10 rounds.Smith was a thoroughly convincing winner despite not being at his fluent best and he extended his perfect record to 10-0.Two of the judges had the bout 97-92 in his favour with the other scoring it 100-89.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… How the Other Half LivesBuilding an iPad app may seem a little crazy until you consider the upside of this business risk. Staats purchased the Malibu digs for $6.6 million in 2006. She initially planned to live there with her children. But, she says, “The more my contractor and I got into the house and saw what was possible with this amazing piece of property, the more we realized we needed to rebuild. So the Carbon Mesa you see today is very different from the original house and is virtually all-new construction.”Her iPad/movie sales initiative may be the first of its kind but surely not the last.“Could this change the way properties are marketed, especially at the high end? I think it’s already happening with digital media,” asks and answers Jonathan Miller, chief of Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers in New York in a video release. “The iPad is a perfect delivery platform for it.”You Had Me at HelloStaats declined to reveal what she spent to renovate Carbon Mesa. And she didn’t want to talk about what she spent to build the app or produce a “Hollywood style” video production called “The Spider and the Fly.”In this sub-four-minute thriller – embedded below – a sultry woman sneaks into Carbon Mesa apparently combing the house for something while the help prepares for guests. She grabs a bottle of wine and chugs it as she goes outside to survey the grounds. Then just as a man drives up, she rushes upstairs, takes a shower, and puts on a man’s clothes. He goes upstairs and – spoiler alert – it turns out that they know one another. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Say you want to unload a $35 million Malibu mansion. With only a few thousand qualified buyers, mass marketing and open houses just won’t do. Instead, why not send the relatively few potential buyers an iPad loaded with a custom app featuring a seductive, Hollywood-style action video showcasing the six-acre trophy property?Why not indeed?That’s the ambitious and perhaps unprecedented marketing plan for selling Carbon Mesa – a 9,000-square-foot, Malibu, Calif., home boasting 180-degree Pacific Ocean views. Owner DeeAnna Staats is no novice stumbling upon an eccentric sales idea; she owns a real estate and restaurant development company that specializes in turning around luxury properties. rusty weston Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market So how much did this whole thing cost? We conducted a Web search, clicked on a calculator app and will conservatively estimate that this snazzy production set Staats & Co back about $750,000 for the movie, the app, the iPads and the novel marketing campaign. Undoubtedly to maintain its exclusivity, Staats’ app is not available in Apple’s app store.But is it all worth it? No doubt some of the hand-selected potential buyers will be flattered that they were targeted with such an expensive, innovative campaign. And if it helps sell the house, of course, the cost becomes negligible. If not, well…If one of the lucky iPad recipients actually does buy Carbon Mesa, this high-profile gimmick may raise the stakes for marketing high-end properties. And yet you have to wonder if they have to try this hard to sell a property, maybe that $35 million price tag is a tad inflated? Tags:#e-commerce#web
MOST READ The 36-year-old Yamaguchi used her experience to overpower Lashkova, who couldn’t protect herself the moment she hit the ground.Hometown hero Mei Yamaguchi overcomes a tough start and submits Kseniya Lachkova with a slick armbar at 3:18 of Round 3! @v_vmei #WeAreONE #ANewEra #Tokyo #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/Ljakokg4SeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 31, 2019 Google Philippines names new country director Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants “I gave you guys a little taste of what I’m capable of,” Tonon said.In other fights, Joseph Lasiri beat Hiroki Akimoto by majority decision in a kickboxing Super Series while Rodtang Jitmuangnon edged Hakim Hamech via split decision in a Muay Thai Super Series.Also in a Muay Thai Super Series, Panicos Yusuf beat Mohammed Bin Mahmoud via unanimous decision.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag LATEST STORIES Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Heat beat Knicks in Dwyane Wade’s final Madison Square Garden game Thundering performance for Mei Yamaguchi. Photo from ONE ChampionshipTOKYO, Japan–Mei Yamaguchi reintroduced herself to her Japanese fanbase crowd with a triumphant homecoming on Sunday in ONE: A New Era at Ryogoku Kokugikan here.Yamaguchi was impressive in her first fight in Japan since 2015 as she submitted Kseniya Lachkova of Russia with an armbar late in the third round.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Earlier, undefeated American Garry Tonon continued his torrid start as he picked up his fourth straight stoppage at the expense of Anthony Engelen.Tonon wasted no time in taking down Engelen and went on to gain control from the back where he kept pounding until the referee stopped the fight at the 4:12 mark of the opening round.BJJ World Champion Garry Tonon secures a dominant ground-and-pound TKO win over Anthony Engelen at 4:12 of Round 1! @Garry_Tonon #WeAreONE #ANewEra #Tokyo #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/ASXXOa7CDU— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 31, 2019ADVERTISEMENT Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments