USCGC Campbell wraps up patrol with $80M of cocaine seizures

first_img The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Campbell concluded its patrol of the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean having seized a total of $80 million dollars worth of cocaine.The cutter returned to its homeport at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine, on February 14, following a 61-day counter narcotics patrol.In the span of one month Campbell seized or disrupted a total of seven smuggling vessels carrying cocaine from South America bound for the United States. The amount of cocaine seized was estimated to be 4,800 pounds (2,177 kilograms) and worth more than $80 million dollars.In addition, Campbell’s crew rescued eight Cuban migrants attempting to sail from Cuba to the United States in an unseaworthy vessel.Campbell deployed in support of the Joint-Interagency Task Force-South, which is in an international operation to disrupt the transportation of narcotics. In doing so, Campbell worked with air, land, and naval assets from the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security, as well as Western Hemisphere partner agencies, to counter drug trafficking.Campbell’s Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Michael Nasitka, siad: “The amount of success we experienced is a true testament to the professionalism of the crew and their dedication to the mission.”“The patrol was extremely busy and the crew spent the holidays away from their families. Despite this, the crew rose to every challenge in order to achieve success at thwarting transnational crime in the Western Hemisphere.”Campbell is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter, and is the sixth cutter to bear the name Campbell. The new Offshore Patrol Cutter contract has been awarded to replace the service’s 270-foot and 210-foot medium endurance cutters, which are becoming increasingly expensive to maintain and operate.[mappress mapid=”17720″] February 18, 2016 Authorities USCGC Campbell returns from patrol with $80 million of cocaine seizures Back to overview,Home naval-today USCGC Campbell returns from patrol with $80 million of cocaine seizures center_img View post tag: US Coast Guard View post tag: USCGC Campbell Share this articlelast_img read more

Bon Voyage Blue Ridge

first_imgGoodbye for now Blue Ridge. Much like the geese I’ll be heading south for the winter. After all my work is seasonal and so am I. For the months of November through February, with a quick stop back home in Iowa, I’ll be searching for the right season and best climbing spots, searching for the land of the lost cowboy hat and broken spur,  this Winter I’ll be Southwest Searching.With any farewell, there is a twinge of regret to be leaving. To be saying see ya’ to the mountains I’ve climbed and to the ones left unconquered. To leave the land that provided me a place to sleep, a land full of adventure and insight, and the land made accesible by new friends.But this arrivederci provides more then remorse, this adios is not forever, and before the trees turn green I’ll be back in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains; I’ll be ready to explore, ready for more, and with the same Adventure Thirst.Saying temporary goodbyes can be good for the soul. It can be hard to realize where you’re at when you are there. It takes a little stepping back, some outside perspective, to really understand the blessed problems you have and the reasons to go back. Saying goodbye for awhile rejuvinates the daily-life, the internal battery, and the all too elusive muscle memory routine.So excuse me as I stretch my legs and continue the search for tomorrow’s adventure and I encourage you to do the same. It is a big wide world out there with many avenues left unexplored. Goodbye (for now) Blue Ridge and stay safe this winter. Look for me galloping into town with the Spring time sun. And most importantly, go outside and play.Bradlast_img read more

US firm buys SA ATM company

first_img19 August 2009US-based electronic payment processing services company First Data is to acquire CashAxcess, which offers a range of ATM products and services to the South African corporate and retail market, from local investment groups Mvelaphanda and Venfin for an undisclosed sum.CashAxcess, which has operated in South Africa since 2005, provides outsourced ATM services to leading banks in the region, including Absa, Capitec and Mercantile.It also provides ATM delivery and installation, signage, wireless GPRS communication, cash management and replenishment services, ATM monitoring, equipment insurance, sales and marketing and training services, and has 200 ATMs currently deployed across the country.ATM outsourcingAccording to First Data director Estevao Tokata, ATM outsourcing is a growth area within the South African payments market, as banks look to drive more cost efficiencies through their operations.“Increasingly, banks are concentrating on building and providing core banking services to their customers while working with specialist partners such as First Data to enhance the breadth of payment solutions offered to customers,” Tokata said in a statement this week.First Data operates a global ATM business, with networks in the United States, Asia Pacific and across Europe, and also offers ATM outsourcing and deployment solutions for banks and retailers in more than 17 countries around the globe.It has operated in South Africa since 1993, offering a full range of payment services to leading banks and retailers.“We are delighted to welcome the CashAxcess team into the First Data family,” said First Data international emerging markets vice-president George Zafirakis.“The combination of their considerable ATM expertise and knowledge of the local business environment, coupled with First Data’s scale and global experience, will ensure we can deliver an enhanced service to clients in South Africa.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

S-noilite® 28″/70CM Women’s Long Full Head Wigs Natural Curly Wavy Hair Ombre Dark Roots Heat Resistant Synthetic Wig – it is the black i was expecting but I like it. Arrived on time and really thick and

first_imgPretty impressed, would be suitable for regular use. I been given my wig the working day following purchase. It is precisely as proven in the photographs. It arrived in a silver bag, with the wig alone inside of a further apparent plastic bag. At very first i thought i may well have to trim the fringe/bangs, as they appeared to deal with way too much of my facial area, but with a small rearranging i managed to get it to sit nicely and be equipped to see out of each eyes. The black is extremely intense black and the ombre is a gorgeous reddish brown (in the light-weight seems a golden brown). The wig appears to be like quite natural and is uncomplicated to brush carefully without having a great deal shedding. It does not seem also shiny or plasticy and i would be happy to wear it for each day or common use, with no stressing about it seeking like a wig. 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Arrived on time and really thick and nice wavy. It truly is is a worthwhile obtain for a really low rate.The wig appears to be really natural and is straightforward to brush carefully without having significantly shedding. I acquired my wig 3days right after the day buy. It is just as shown in the pictures. It arrived in a silver bag, with the wig by itself inside of a further clear plastic bag. The wig appears incredibly natural and is effortless to brush carefully devoid of substantially shedding. It does not glimpse much too shiny or plasticy and i i can dress in without stressing about it looking like a wig. I will fork out diverse colours.Acquired my wig the future day i requested it and am in appreciate with it. Good colour like it displays u on the photo only challenge is that you have to brush it all the time but element from that i enjoy her.I slice it as i really don’t like incredibly long wigs but the ombre looks genuine good.Fantastic for the value, doesnt tangle as simply as a good deal of more cost-effective wigs, a tiny shiney but almost nothing dry shampoo wont form.I have purchased this various times. I purchased numerous other ones from amazon but thi is my favorite. I have washed it and applied a vida sasson hotbrush and it truly is arrive back to lifestyle.Natural seeking and not also significant, but thick adequate to design. Curls brush out right after some use, but actually i am contemplating buying this wig in distinct colours for other cosplays. I would amount this larger if i could.It is the black i was expecting but i like it. Arrived on time and really thick and. Not guaranteed it is the black i was anticipating but i like it. Arrived on time and really thick and nice wavy. It truly is is a worthwhile obtain for a really low rate.Acquired my wig the future day i requested it and am in appreciate with it. Good colour like it displays u on the photo only challenge is that you have to brush it all the time but element from that i enjoy her.The hair feels great and its not tattered. Its a little bit also shiny but absolutely nothing too bad.Attractive, wonderful, stunning.Actually very shiny but a superior duration.The wig appears to be really natural and is straightforward to brush carefully without having significantly shedding. I acquired my wig 3days right after the day buy. It is just as shown in the pictures. It arrived in a silver bag, with the wig by itself inside of a further clear plastic bag. The wig appears incredibly natural and is effortless to brush carefully devoid of substantially shedding. It does not glimpse much too shiny or plasticy and i i can dress in without stressing about it looking like a wig. I will fork out diverse colours.Beautiful ,, could be just a minor thicker in the lenght but other than that it is location on, i love it and the supply was so fast ,,high quality feels beautiful and it brushes nicely.Beautiful ,, could be just a minor thicker in the lenght but other than that it is location on, i love it and the supply was so fast ,,high quality feels beautiful and it brushes nicely.last_img read more

XBRL: Financial Content Management Language

first_imgOver the last week Jon Udell of InfoWorld has had a podcast and a number of blog entries about XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language). Since 2000, many have expected to see a revolution in the accounting and financial industry because of XBRL.  It just didn’t happen though because industry acceptance was lacking.  But that seems to be changing.  In October 2005, the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Federal Reserve Board launched an XBRL project that mandates banks to submit quarterly reports in XBRL format.  8300 banks are now participating.  The SEC is also moving towards standardizing XBRL as the language for exchange and reporting of financial information.  EDGAR Online is providing company financial statements in XBRL format.  And XBRL is gaining ground in Europe too.XBRL as a standard exchange format will revolutionize the way financial data can be communicated, often shaving days or even months off of existing processes.   Company financial records can be consolidated.  Manual re-entry or data transformations will be eliminated.  XBRL will further commoditize/standarize datasets operated on by accounting software and ERP packages.Further, XBRL will form the foundation for software tools and applications that will help corporations provide the greater transparency that compliance regulations like Sarbanes-Oxley have been demanding.  Financial comparative analyses of companies can be run at the push of a button. This will be a huge plus for securities analysts and investors.Technologies like XBRL and ECM (Enterprise Content Management) document and records management are key towards giving companies and their auditors greater control in finding corporate information.last_img read more

5 U.P. policemen held guilty of torturing man to death

first_imgA Delhi court has held five Uttar Pradesh police personnel and a property dealer guilty of torturing a broker’s friend to death at Noida’s Sector 20 police station in 2006.The accused police personnel, in connivance with the property dealer, had arrested the victim at his house on the charge of robbery on a complaint.Plaint by victim’s fatherThe police had lodged a case in the matter on a complaint by the victim’s father. The case was earlier tried by a Gautam Budh Nagar court. The Supreme Court later transferred it to the Delhi court stating that “free and fair trial of the case will not be possible within the State [Uttar Pradesh], more so because the accused are members of the police force.”Holding the accused guilty of kidnapping and beating the victim to death with the knowledge that it would lead to his death, Additional Sessions Judge Sanjeev Kumar Malhotra said, “It has been proved beyond reasonable doubt that accused sub-inspectors Hindveer Singh, Mahesh Mishra, constables Pradeep Kumar, Pushpender and Haripal Singh, in connivance with accused Kunwar Pal Singh, and in furtherance of their common intention, abducted Sonu alias Somveer from his native village Hazrat Pur and maliciously confined him till he was declared dead knowingly that by confining Sonu illegally they were acting contrary to law as they were apprehending Sonu for involvement in case crime no. 320/06, PS Sector-39, Noida without any evidence or reasonable suspicion against him.” “Not only this, they tortured Sonu while he was in their custody knowingly that by such beatings/torture they are likely to cause death of Sonu,” the judge said.last_img read more