U.S. and Guatemala Conclude Joint Anti-Drug Operation

first_imgBy Dialogo October 26, 2012 Senior Guatemalan Military officers announced the end of the joint counter drug operation with the United States on October 24, after two months of operations in the south of the country, in which 2,000 kilos of cocaine were seized. “We have significant results including 598 air, land, and sea operations that were successful, which paid off since 2,000 kilos of cocaine were seized in different locations, particularly in international waters,” Guatemalan President Otto Pérez told the press. In addition, eight speedboats and nine firearms were confiscated, and 14 people were arrested due to different crimes related to drug trafficking. As the joint operations were finalized, 171 U.S. Marines left the country, and now the Guatemalan forces will continue with the operations, said Guatemalan Army spokesman Erick Escobedo. “The operation will not stop, but it will be reduced. The Military and counter drug agents gained experience and the necessary training to continue with the fight against drug trafficking groups,” said the Military spokesman. Since the beginning of the operation last August, the Armed Forces also found weapons and dismantled three laboratories that manufactured synthetic drugs. Guatemala, as well as other countries in Central America, has become a bridge and drug cartel warehouse for smuggled narcotics from South America to the United States.last_img read more

Kobe Bryant updates: The latest on the deadly helicopter accident in Calabasas

first_imgCan’t view the update feed below? Click here.[scribble src=”/event/2920012″ /] We are providing free access to this article. Please consider supporting local journalism like this by purchasing a subscription. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers Kobe Bryant and 13-year-old daughter Gianna among 9 killed in helicopter crash in CalabasasPHOTO GALLERY: A look back at Kobe’s careerOBITUARY: Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest Lakers ever, dies at 41.Athletes react to death of Lakers legend.Orange Coast College coach John Altobelli, wife and daughter killed in crash.Map: Kobe Bryant helicopter route from takeoff to deadly crash.Grammy Awards, stars, honor late Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.For LA’s leaders, Kobe Bryant’s death is ‘a dark and sad day for Los Angeles.’Staples Center, Kobe Bryant’s ‘house,’ becomes a place of mourning.ALEXANDER: Kobe’s death a gut punch to L.A. fans.WHICKER: Tiger mourns the loss of Bryant, his partner in sports dominance.Monday: 3 bodies removed from site of crash.Tuesday’s game between Lakers and Clippers is postponed.WHICKER: Kobe grew up before our eyes and kept us on our toes.Bryant leaves lasting impact with Orange County girls basketball community.How this Mid City mural of Kobe and Gigi appeared in just 6 hourscenter_img Follow along for live updates on the helicopter crash that killed nine people, including Kobe Bryant and his 13-year old daughter Gianna. Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli was also killed in the accident.Here is what we know:Sunday:  Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

GOLF NEWS: MATT GALLAGHER POWERS HIS WAY TO VICTORY AT MURVAGH

first_imgDonegal Golf Club (Murvagh) News: Social evening – Quiz Night – Friday 1st May at 8.30pmA Rules Quiz Night will be held in the Clubhouse this Friday 1st May at 8:30pm.  A good evenings fun and enjoyment with Prizes for the winning team.Men’s CompetitionsSunday 26th April sponsored by SupervaluSunday’s Competition was sponsored by Supervalu and was a stroke event. The Thursday Special’s outing to Cruit Island benefitted some of our contestants, where Matt Gallagher and Barry Kennedy put lessons learned to good use and returned very good scores of 68 and 69, to claim first and second places. Third place was won by the steady player, John Meade who returned a very good score of 71, just ahead of Joyce Mc Mullin on a BOT. Gross prize was won by 1 handicapper, Conal Cooke.Results.1. Matt Gallagher (21) 682. Barry Kennedy (17) 69.3. John Meade (12) 71 bot. 4. Joyce Mc Mullin (10) 71.Gross. Conal Cooke (1) 77.Spring LeagueThe Draw for the Spring League is on the Notice Board and all members are asked to get matches played ASAP. NO EXTENSIONS TO DATES ON SHEET. Next Sunday’s Competition is sponsored by Dom’s Pier 1.There will be a Club Competition on the Bank Holiday Monday, 4th May.Wednesday Opens.Open Competition on Wednesdays for the months of May and June start on Wednesday the 6th of May.Team News.Manus Brennan had his Donegal League team away in Greencastle on Sunday in the first round of that competition, and got a good result where they secured two matches.Thursday Specials:We had an excellent turn out (61 players) for our first 15 Hole competition of the year. The winner for a second time in 2015 with an exceptional score of 38pts was Liam Farren; Liam Mundy had to settle for 2nd place, his score of 37pts would have been good enough to win most weeks. Martin Travers runner up in the Player of the year last year signalled his intent to go one better this time with an impressive score of 35pts and last week’s winner John “Cookie” Meehan was 4th with 32pts.The prize for the 1st9 went to our former Treasurer Donie McIntyre with 22pts and John McCafferty was the best of the past players with 35pts.Entry sheet for the Phoenix Cup is on the notice board in the locker room, draw will be made on the 7th May.We had our first away outing of the year to Cruit Island Golf Club on Saturday 25th, 28 players travelled and a very enjoyable day was had by all and some very impressive scores were returned.The winner on the day was Vice Captain Gerry Forde who returned an excellent score of 40pts doing just enough to beat Gerard Gallagher who also retuned 40pts on a break of tie. Damien Hanna was 3rd with 39pts.John Joe Travers claimed the prize for the front nine with 20pts and Chairman Jimmy Melly won the back nine with 22pts. John “Cookie” Meehan won the prize for nearest the pin on 6th\15th and Aidy Gallagher had the longest drive on the 2nd\11th.Thanks to our all at Cruit Island Golf Club who provided a warm welcome and excellent service for the duration of our visit.Presentation evening and Mixed Scramble in aid of Cancer Care West.Prizes for the sponsored competitions played in March and April were presented on Friday the 24th April with a mixed scramble (15 holes) during the day in Aid of Cancer Care West. Despite an inclement weather forecast, 20 teams supported this very worthy cause with small margins deciding the outcome.Results:1. Mary Walsh, Pauric Mullooly, Larry Walsh 51.42. Martin Travers, Padraig Farragher, Crona O’Reilly 51.93. Margaret Trimble, Sam Trimble, Breege McCooey 52.3Ladies CompetitionsLarry Bella Donna 19th – 21st April StablefordMary B Meehan was the winner of the La Bella Donna sponsored Competition.With a score of 38pts, Mary was a point ahead of Mary Farragher who had a similar lead over 3rd and 4th placed Ger Breslin and Anne Gillespie.Results:Mary B Meehan (27) 38ptsMary Farragher (23) 37ptsGer Breslin (28) 36pts (BOT)Anne Gillespie (24) 36ptsFront Nine. Geraldine Gorman (17) 20ptsBack Nine. Bernie Treacy (17) 22ptsNine Hole Competition:1. Mary Bonner (22) 17pts (bot)2. Sheila Davin (32) 17ptsGOLF NEWS: MATT GALLAGHER POWERS HIS WAY TO VICTORY AT MURVAGH was last modified: April 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:golfMurvaghNoticesSportlast_img read more