Italian police seizes 20 tons of hashish from research ship

first_img View post tag: Italian police View post tag: Hashish August 10, 2018 Share this article View post tag: Palermo View post tag: Interception Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Italian police seizes 20 tons of hashish from research ship Italian authorities have found 20 tons of hashish after intercepting a Panama-flagged research ship, the country’s law enforcement agency said.On 9 August, Italian police units intercepted research ship Remus in the Mediterranean Sea. The ship was taken to Palermo in Sicily for further investigation, according to Guardia di Finanza.Following the investigation, the authorities discovered 20,140 kilograms of hashish hidden in the ship’s fuel tanks.The entire Remus crew of eleven has been arrested. All of them are nationals of Montenegro, the authorities informed.The hashish, worth between EUR 150 million and 200 million, was probably destined for the European market.At the time of the interception, the research ship was en route from Las Palmas, Spain, to Tuzla, Turkey, via Alexandria, Egypt. Prior to the interception, Remus had been repeatedly turning off its AIS system while sailing close to the North African coast to conceal its position. After the authorities had analyzed its route, the ship became suspicious.The most recent action is part of the operation called Libeccio International in which Guardia di Finanza plays the role of sea police, preventing drug trafficking and protecting international waters. Italian police seizes 20 tons of hashish from research ship View post tag: Mediterranean Sealast_img read more

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IS IT TRUE JULY 9, 2017

first_imgIS IT TRUE that the malaise of brick and mortar retail has gone to extreme levels in the past week?…the last K Mart in Owensboro was on the casualty list of the latest hit list of the Sears organization?…this is the second round of closings for the two legacy brands that helped define the shopping habits of Americans for 50 years in 2017?…anyone who thinks the brick and mortar retail carnage is over is kidding themselves as the online craze is really just getting started?IS IT TRUE the large legacy New York City chain Macy’s is now selling on the stock market for less than one third of the appraised value of their free and clear real estate?…one would think that Macy’s stock would be a no brainer given that statistic?…the trouble with real estate is that banks will,loan against it and that is the biggest concern with buying Macy’s stock?…the management of Macy’s may not get it yet and could leverage the real estate with debt to hold on to a dying business?…if they mortgage their real estate to prop up brick and mortar retail they will squander the last vestige of value that the Macy’s brand has to offer?IS IT TRUE that the former consumer electronics giant HH Gregg that operated a retail store on Evansville’s east side after Circuit City went under just announced they have sold all of their intellectual property?…that includes the name HH Gregg, all patents, brands, trademarks, slogans, advertising materials, and banners?…the total sale price was reported to be only $400,000 for everything of value that remains of a once mighty brand?…that is less than a medium sized family home in Lake Ridge Crossing in Newburgh and a fraction of some private homes in McCutcheonville?IS IT TRUE the 20 most popular stores in America are: 20) Best Buy, 19) Rite Aid, 18) Dollar General, 17) United States Postal Service, 16) Dunkin Donuts, 15) 7 Eleven, 14) Lowe’s, 13) Wendy’s, 12) Shell Gas Stations, 11) The Home Depot, 10) Burger King, 9) Taco Bell, 8) Dollar Tree, 7) CVS PHARMACY, 6) Target, 5) Walgreens Pharmacy, 4) Starbucks Coffee, 3)Subway, 2) McDonalds and number one (1) Walmart?IS IT TRUE the 5 restaurant chains that are taking over America are: 5) Click-Fil-A. 4) Wingstop. 3) Marco Pizza, 2) Jersey Mike’s Subs and number one (1) is Raising Cane’s chicken fingers?EDITORS FOOTNOTE: Todays Readers Poll question Is: Are you pleased with the way that the Evansville City Council are handling our hard earned tax dollars?We urge you to take time and click the section we have reserved for the daily recaps of the activities of our local Law Enforcement professionals. This section is located on the upper right side of our publication.If you would like to advertise or submit and article in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] FOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted in this column doesn’t represents the views or opinions of our advertisers. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Paul says true salt content was lost in translation

first_imgPaul, the upmarket bakery and patisserie, has hit back at claims made today by Consensus Action on Salt & Health (Cash), that a number of its breads contain high levels of salt, saying the nutritional content quoted is incorrect.The research by Cash claimed that one in four bread loaves contained as much salt per slice as a packet of crisps, with Paul named as one of the worst offenders. Cash stated that its Pain De Campagne (brown) contained 2.83g of salt per 100g, while its Pain Ancien (white) contained 1.85g per 100g.However Paul has said that “due to a simple error in translation from French terminology to English some of the facts stated in the report are incorrect”.The bakery chain acknowledged that some of the wording used on its UK website, which detailed the nutritional content of its bread was incorrect. “We have poorly translated the term ‘salt’ by using the word ‘sodium’ therefore some of the facts stated in the Cash survey are incorrect,” said chief executive James Fleming.He said its Paul (UK) website would be updated immediately to reflect the correct salt content of its bread, and it will also introduce new bread information labels in all its shops, so consumers are aware of how much salt is used in its breads, following the report by Cash.Cash surveyed the salt content of 294 fresh and packaged loaves from supermarkets and their in-store bakeries (ISBs) – as well as chain and independent high street bakeries – and found 28% contained as much salt, or more, per slice than a packet of crisps. For the full debate on the salt issue see the next issue of British Baker, out 9 September.last_img read more

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Gail’s takes store count to 11

first_imgGail’s is continuing its ongoing expansion plan throughout London with the opening of its 11th outlet in Chelsea.The artisan bakery business has employed 12 new members of staff for its newest location on Fulham Road, which has been designed to cater for Chelsea’s family-orientated community.Tom Molnar, co-owner of Gail’s, told British Baker: “The new Chelsea store features its own breakfast offering, including brioche-style French toast, and two distinct egg breakfast options, and we will be looking to develop this range further down the line.”The design aspect was also important to us so we have made an extensive financial investment and turned on the creative brain to give it a distinct look.”Gail’s has invested £300,000 on the refurbishment of the new bakery and coffee shop, which includes a museum-style glass cabinet to display fresh bakery products, a glass roof and a play area for young children at the back with toys, books and large painted blackboard-style walls for drawing and writing.In addition, dog hooks have been installed outside the front of the shop for customers with canine companions.Gail’s recently opened its 10th outlet on Wardour Street in London’s Soho district – the first non-suburban location of the artisan bakery chain. The central London outlet introduced its own dedicated bakery specialities, including a ‘pie of the day’  and a limited-edition Soho bun – a small bun made with plenty of cream and chocolate chunks.When asked about further store openings, a Gail’s spokesperson told British Baker: “Gail’s is always interested in suitable venues within London, but is waiting to see what there is suitable to the business.”The company produces around 100 different types of products by hand, including breads, cakes, sandwiches, salads, soups and beverages.In May 2011, Risk Capital acquired “a large stake” in north London artisan bakery Bread Ltd – parent company to Gail’s bakery and café estate.last_img read more

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She Loves Me’s Jane Krakowski Manages Early Morning Splits

first_img Related Shows She Loves Me Show Closed This production ended its run on July 10, 2016 View Commentscenter_img Well, this is one way to wake up. She Loves Me picked up eight Tony nominations this week including Best Revival and Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for Jane Krakowski. The stage and screen star, along with costar Gavin Creel, stopped by The Today Show on May 5 to chat about—and perform a number from—the tuner. “We’re having such a wonderful, joyful, time over at Studio 54,” said Krakowski. “She’s a dream,” Creel added. “We’re having a great time together.” Check out their delicious “Ilona” below (including Krakowski’s now infamous splits); the production, also starring 2016 Tony nominees Laura Benanti and Zachary Levi, is running through July 10. Gavin Creel & Jane Krakowskilast_img read more

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Lamar Odom, Sabrina Parr Celebrate Anniversary After Split

first_imgOdom and Parr got engaged in November 2019, just three months after they first stepped out in Atlanta together. In August, the pair announced via Instagram that their wedding was set to occur in Miami on November 11, 2021.Earlier this month, however, Parr revealed that the twosome had chosen to pump the brakes on their romance. “Y’all know I’m honest and transparent so I have to be the first to let you guys know that I am no longer engaged to Lamar,” she wrote an Instagram Story post on November 4. “This has been a difficult decision for me to make but it is the best for myself and my children.”The Cleveland native then suggested that Odom needed to work on himself, adding: “Lamar has some things that he alone has to work through. I love him dearly but I am no longer able to be by his side while he seeks the help he so desperately needs. I wish him all the best and I am asking that you pray for everyone involved.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “Made it in time for our one year anniversary,” she captioned the pic, adding a kissy-face and a prayer-hands emoji.Back On? Lamar Odom and Ex Sabrina Parr Celebrate Anniversary After SplitLamar Odom and Sabrina Parr. MEGAAdditionally, Parr reflected on the day that Odom popped the question. “😫 😫 just a year ago today… me and Lamar got engaged!!!” she wrote on her Stories, sharing a video of the moment following the proposal. “Everyone thought that the proposal happened at the restaurant, but it actually happened privately BEFORE we got to the restaurant! That will forever be our little secret.”In her next Instagram Story update, the fitness trainer shared a video where she revealed her plans to go on a “quick little getaway.” The clip showed her wearing the same shirt as the pic of the former Los Angeles Lakers player kissing her cheek.- Advertisement – During their engagement, Parr revealed that the couple chose to abstain from sex until marriage. “Him and I don’t even have sex, believe that or not,” she told Hollywood Life on December 11. “Once Lamar got saved, he developed a relationship with a pastor and there’s a lot of things he just wants to grow, areas he wants to grow in, and things he wants to improve on as a man. And as a man, the pastor suggested to him, it’s not godly if Christians like to have sex before marriage.”Odom was married to Khloé Kardashian from 2009 until they split in 2013. Though their divorce was put on hold in 2015 after he suffered a near-fatal overdose, they finalized the case in 2016.The former athlete shares daughter Destiny, 22, and son Lamar Jr., 18, with ex Liza Morales.Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! Giving love another try? Lamar Odom and Sabrina Parr celebrated the one-year anniversary of their engagement one week after calling it quits.On Wednesday, November 11, the duo took to their Instagram Stories to reflect on their relationship. Odom, 41, reshared a photo that Parr, 33, posted of the retired NBA star kissing her on the cheek.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Japan marks 75th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

first_imgAnd UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who addressed the gathering by video message because of the pandemic, warned that “the only way to totally eliminate nuclear risk is to totally eliminate nuclear weapons”.The bomb attack on Hiroshima killed around 140,000 people, many of them instantly, with others perishing in the weeks and months that followed, suffering radiation sickness, devastating burns and other injuries.Three days later, the United States dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, where 74,000 people were killed. ‘Unspeakable horror’ “Just storing a pile of records… is meaningless,” said Kazuhisa Ito, the secretary general of No More Hibakusha Project, an NGO that compiles documents and testimonial accounts from survivors.”What we want is to engage young people with this issue and exchange views with them, globally,” he told AFP.The historical assessment of the bombings remains the subject of some controversy. The United States has never apologized for the bombings, which many see as having brought an end to the war.Japan announced its surrender just days later on August 15, 1945, and some historians argue the bombings ultimately saved lives by avoiding a land invasion that might have been significantly more deadly.But in Japan, the attacks are widely regarded as war crimes because they targeted civilians indiscriminately and caused unprecedented destruction.In 2016, Barack Obama became the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima, where he offered no apology but embraced survivors and called for a world free of nuclear weapons.Hiroshima and Nagasaki were key stops on Pope Francis’s first trip to Japan last year, where he denounced the “unspeakable horror” of the attacks.Topics : Japan on Thursday marked 75 years since the world’s first atomic bomb attack, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing a scaling back of ceremonies to remember the victims.Survivors, relatives and a handful of foreign dignitaries attended this year’s main event in Hiroshima to pray for those killed or wounded in the bombing and call for world peace. But the general public was kept away, with the ceremony instead broadcast online. Participants, many of them dressed in black and wearing face masks, offered a silent prayer at exactly 8:15 am (2315 GMT Wednesday), the time the first nuclear weapon used in wartime was dropped over the city.Speaking afterwards, Hiroshima mayor Kazumi Matsui warned against the nationalism that led to World War II and urged the world to come together to face global threats, like the coronavirus pandemic.”We must never allow this painful past to repeat itself. Civil society must reject self-centered nationalism and unite against all threats,” he said.Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has been criticized by some for his attempts to revise a key pacifist clause of the country’s constitution, pledged in his address to “do my best for the realization of a world without nuclear weapons and peace for all time”. ‘No one can escape’Many of the traditionally somber events to mark the anniversary have been cancelled because of the pandemic, a global threat that carries an all-too-familiar fear for some survivors, including 83-year-old Keiko Ogura, who lived through the Hiroshima bombing.With the outbreak of the virus, “I recall the fear I felt right after the bombing… no one can escape”, she told journalists last month. She too urged people around the world to recognize the need to fight common challenges as one.”Whether it’s the coronavirus or nuclear weapons, the way to overcome it is through solidarity among mankind,” she said.The landmark anniversary this year underscores the dwindling number of bomb survivors, known in Japan as “hibakusha”, many of whom suffered physically and psychologically after the attack.Those who remain were mostly infants or young children at the time, and their work to keep the memory of the bombings alive and call for a ban on nuclear weapons has taken on increasing urgency as they age.Activists and survivors have created archives of everything from the recorded testimony of hibakusha to their poems and drawings.But many fear interest in the bombings is fading as they recede beyond the horizon of lived experience and into history.last_img read more

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Irish sovereign wealth fund backs forestry portfolio launch

first_img“[W]e are pleased to invest alongside Dasos and EIB in this initiative which is very consistent with our mandate and with government policy,” he said in a statement.“It will create a better structure to support availability of timber from Ireland’s private forestry estate and will seek to support greater afforestation levels.”The new investment was announced in County Wicklow in Ireland today.Speaking at the event, Ireland minister Andrew Doyle said: “The mobilisation of timber from privately owned forests is a key objective of my department and this investment fund will make a significant contribution towards achieving this goal.”The EIB’s involvement is backed by the European Fund for Strategic Investment, the lynchpin of the European Commission’s plan to boost economic growth and job creation in the EU. The EIB says it is one of the world’s largest financiers for forests, and has invested €4.5bn in forest-related projects across Europe and worldwide over the past five years.According to a statement announcing the new initiative, the Dasos fund is targeting the development of a portfolio of around 10,000 hectares of forests by supporting direct land acquisition, lease contracts, afforestation, and other forms of land management.It “will seek to address issues faced by small scale forests across the country by working to improve forest management and strengthen the supply of wood for commercial use”, the statement said.There are an estimated 19,500 private owners of small forests in Ireland, according to the statement.Separately, a new life science fund backed by ISIF announced a first close of €100m today.The Seroba Life Sciences Fund III invests in life science companies in Ireland, the UK, and other European markets, although a “limited” number of investments may also be made in the US. ISIF’s O’Callaghan said: “The Irish life sciences sector is of critical importance to Ireland’s economic prosperity and ISIF is delighted to continue to support Seroba as a key component of the domestic healthcare venture capital landscape, through our investment in Fund III.”The new fund’s first investment is in Endotronix Ireland Limited, a subsidiary of a medtech and digital health company, Endotronix Inc. Read more about the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund’s portfolio in the February issue of IPE Magazine. Ireland’s sovereign wealth fund is investing €55m in Irish forestry via a new fund that is also being backed by the European Investment Bank (EIB).The EIB is investing €28.5m in the fund, which is aiming to make €112m of investment in privately owned forests in Ireland.The new fund is called The Foraois Limited Partnership and is run by Dasos, a Finland-based “pan-European forest investment fund”.Eugene O’Callaghan, director of the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), said forestry “is a natural asset class for long-term, patient capital investors”.last_img read more

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Kinder Morgan to launch another Elba Island LNG train

first_imgUS energy company Kinder Morgan is to launch another small-scale liquefaction unit at its nearly $2 billion Elba Island LNG plant in Georgia. Kinder Morgan owns 51 percent of Elba LNG while EIG Global Energy Partners holds a 49 percent stake. Worth mentioning here, the terminal has earlier this year shut three trains following a fire in a mixed refrigerant compressor at the second unit. Elba Island has already six moveable modular liquefaction system (MMLS) units in operation while the seventh train is still in commissioning mode. Image: Kinder Morgan The company has requested an authorization from US FERC to place into service the eighth Elba Island liquefaction unit on July 13. The export project has a 20-year contract with the Hague-based LNG giant Shell. Once in full production, the plant will have in total ten trains with a capacity of 2.5 million tonnes per year. Kinder Morgan previously said it expected to place all of the remaining units in service before the end of the summer this year.last_img read more

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