Guatemala: Authorities seize huge drug precursor cargo

December 20, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgBy Dialogo July 17, 2012 GUATEMALA CITY — Authorities seized on July 14 three containers from Russia and China filled with sodium carbonate and sodium sulfate, chemical precursors of synthetic drugs, at the port city of Santo Tomás de Castilla, on Guatemala’s Caribbean coast, an Interior Ministry spokesperson said. In one container from Shanghai, China, authorities found 19.6 tons of sodium sulfate, the spokesperson said. In the other two containers, both from Russia, 1,160 sacks of 60 pounds each filled with sodium carbonate were found. Authorities have yet to make an arrest but are investigating the company and individuals listed as recipients of the containers in Guatemala City. [AFP, 16/07/2012; (Guatemala), 16/07/2012]last_img read more

Late Runs Pull Sumner Ahead of Ellsworth

September 20, 2020 0 Comments

first_img admin Latest posts by admin (see all) Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Shortstop Maggie Harding of the Ellsworth Eagles stretches to tag Jessica DeLosa of the Sumner Tigers at second base during Sumner’s 6-4 softball win on Friday.—MIKE OLESSULLIVAN — Angela Leach drove in the winning runs with a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Tigers downed Ellsworth 6-4.Both teams got on the board in the first inning, Ellsworth with three runs and Sumner with two.The Eagles managed just one more run off Sumner’s Lona Sargent, who went the distance in the pitcher’s circle, allowing just five hits.Sargent had a two-run homer and Ashley Pennartz had an RBI single for the Tigers.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textLily Cooper singled twice, Ashley Smith doubled and Kayla Blanchard and Shaye Domagala had RBI singles for the Eagles.Smith pitched a complete game for Ellsworth, scattering six hits. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Biocenter_img Latest Posts State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more

Rawle Toney 3×3 Basketball Classic to bring ‘short version’ excitement

September 18, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgTHERE’S T20 cricket, there’s Futsal and now there’s 3×3 Basketball. The short version of the sport is set to excite on November 9-10 when Sport Journalist Rawle Toney stages his inaugural 3×3 Basketball Classic at Burnham Court on Independence Square, Middle Street, Georgetown.A former player himself, Toney said this event has long been in the planning stage, and he is now very enthused that it’s time for execution.He described the launch yesterday at the FireSide and Grill on Garnett Street as “a very proud moment for me”.“This is something I actually wanted to do for a very long time and I think with all that’s happening right now in Guyana in terms of sports, I felt as though basketball is being left out,” Toney stated.“If you look at every discipline that is being played locally, the shortened version or the shortened format of that sport is really being utilised by the federation and private promoters to really push it. For example, T20 cricket is really about entertainment and partying while still focussing on those who still love the sport – 3×3 Basketball is no different.”Toney made reference to the BIG3 that is being played in the USA, noting that “Guyana is being really left behind so I capitalised on that and reached out to ANSA McAL, FireSide and Grill and a couple of other sponsors who bought into it right away.”Those other partners are the Guyana Lottery Company’s Let’s Bet Sport, ‘STUFF’, Slingerz Family Entertainment, the National Sports Commission and Trophy Stall.Meaningful exposure for players is also a major component of the event as, according to Toney, the tournament will be registered on Planet 3×3 on FIBA, the world governing body for the sport.“And that in itself will put the tournament in an international spectrum. So let’s say the Federation has to select a national team in a month or right after this tournament, they would turn to Rawle Toney Classic to select those players to represent Guyana going forward, which is huge in itself,” he explained.Toney stressed that this format lends to entertainment and fast-paced action, as the games are only 10 minutes long, played in running time.Meanwhile, there has been overwhelming support in terms of players/teams interest, Toney pointed out, adding that players stand to benefit handsomely through the cash incentives on offer.The winning team will pocket $300 000, while second will take home $100 000 and third $50 000. The Most Valuable Player in the final will receive one basketball sneakers of his choice.Junior Hercules, representing Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF), said the world governing body FIBA boasts of the 3×3 format being “the fastest growing outdoor sport in the world.”“It’s not as big as we would like it to be in this part of the world, but this (competition) is one of many we hope future promoters can engage in. By extension as well the Federation would like to commit to a three-point shootout as part of the tournament and the winner of that three-point shootout will earn $25 000,” Hercules commented.ANSA McAL Non-Alcoholic Brand Manager Fharis Mohamed and Mackeson Brand Manager Keon Persaud both expressed their company’s delight to be part of the initiative through Mackeson Stout and the Rush Energy Drink.The tournament will employ a round-robin/knockout format. (Newsroom)last_img read more

Pheasant hatch expected to be good this year

August 13, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgDES MOINES — A dry April and May have set things up for a big boost to the pheasant population this year.DNR wildlife research biologist, Todd Bogenschutz, says everything is falling into place for a good hatch, including a winter with below-normal snowfall to start out. “Hen survival should have been a little better than average — more hens coming into the nesting season is good. And rainfall wise, we are also below normal.” Bogenschutz says. He says rainfall was the lowest it has been since 1994.We are in the time of year when birds are nesting and starting to hatch their young. Bogenschutz is already hearing good reports. “Up toward Clear Lake, a hen with 17 chicks about sparrow size. That’s a heck of a nest because a normal nest is only about ten to 12. We had a couple of reports like that with people finding nests with 17 to 18 eggs in them,” according to Bogenschutz.He says the recent conditions have been good for hatching the eggs and keeping the young pheasants alive. “The warmer it is and the drier it is the better it is for the chicks when they first hatch,” Bogenschutz says. “They can’t regulate the first week of lay to ten days. So if it is warm and dry, then it is much easier for them to survive than if it is cold and wet.”The DNR has already seen an increase in the purchase of fishing and turkey licenses as people are looking to get outdoors after being cooped up by the coronavirus pandemic. Bogenschutz hopes the movement continues into the pheasant season this fall.He says the last couple years have been good bird years with more pheasants than hunters, so there are plenty of opportunities.Bogenschutz says a study found an average of 50% of the pheasant chicks that hatch survive and grow into mature birds. They will know for sure if that is the case when they conduct their annual roadside pheasant counts in August.last_img read more