first_imgJo-Wilfried Tsonga joined the exodus of the seeds at the Aegon Championships after being outplayed by Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller at a boiling hot Queen’s Club on Wednesday.The Frenchman, seeded five, had no answer to left-hander Muller’s swinging serve as he bowed out 6-4, 6-4.Top seed and five-times champion Andy Murray, French Open runner-up Stan Wawrinka and 2016 Wimbledon runner-up Milos Raonic all suffered surprise defeats on Tuesday.The 34-year-old Muller won the grasscourt title in Den Bosch on Sunday and has continued that form on the London lawns.With on-court temperatures nudging 40 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, Tsonga looked as listless as the sweltering crowd as Muller dominated behind his serve to claim his second title of the year, having never won one before.He needed one break of serve in each set to subdue former runner-up Tsonga and will move on to face either Murray’s conqueror Jordan Thompson of Australia or American Sam Querrey in the quarter-finals.American Donald Young also progressed, beating Serbia’s Viktor Troicki in straight sets.last_img read more

first_imgGoogle Pixel 4 is coming. Over the span past couple of weeks the Pixel 3 successor has been the subject of countless leaks and reports. But it wasn’t Google’s buzz kill tweet containing image of the upcoming smartphone that we got to know what the next generation Pixel smartphone would look like, at least from the back. While the leaked image did leave us on a cliffhanger — remember Google didn’t reveal what the front of the Pixel 4 would look like – it also answered a bunch of questions and confirmed a number of leaks. A dual rear camera setup housed inside a squared shaped camera bump, a missing rear mounted fingerprint sensor and an edgier design are the details that were easy to make out from the image shared by Google. And now, days after Google ‘leaked’ the image of its upcoming phone, the case renders of the Google Pixel 4 have leaked online.The new images come as a courtesy of tipster Sudhanshu Ambhore who took to Twitter to share the images. Notably, the new case renders don’t reveal anything new. They don’t give you a glimpse of what the display of the upcoming Google Pixel 4 would look like. Instead they give you a better look at the design – that focuses on the back of the phone – that Google has already teased in its image. A dual rear camera setup, a square shaped camera bump, a plain and simple left side and the right side with two buttons – possibly to turn the phone on and control the volume – the case renders once again bring to light the same details as revealed by Google earlier.advertisementHowever, there is one different in the new leaks. The case renders also shows a Pixel 4 in the background. So far, all the leaks and rumours have hinted towards the Pixel 4 sporting either black or white or a grey colours. However, the image shared by the tipster shows the Pixel in a peppy new purple colour variant. So does that mean that Google is planning to go the Apple way and introduce some interesting new colour variants (just like Apple did in case of iPhone XR)? There is no way to know that for sure at the moment. We can only hope that Google shared or ‘leaks’ more details of its upcoming Pixel 4 in the days to come.#Google #Pixel4 case renders leaked. Ambhore (@Sudhanshu1414) June 21, 2019Separately, another report suggests that the Pixel 4 would be slightly bigger in size compared to the Pixel 3. According to the details shared by Steve H McFly, Pixel 4 is likely to come with a screen size that is likely to vary between 5.6 to 5.8 inches. Pixel 3 comes with a 5.5-inch display. The Google Pixel 4 XL, on the other hand, is likely to come with a screen size that is likely to vary between 6.2 to 6.4 inches. Pixel 3 XL, for reference features a screen size of 6.3 inches.ALSO READ: | Google confirms Pixel 4 is real but many details remain unknown and rumours still continue to swirlALSO READ: | Google Pixel 4: Top features, possible specs, price and everything else we know ahead the launch in IndiaALSO READ: | Google leaked Pixel 4 image ahead of launch, here are 5 reasons why Google did thatALSO READ: | Google Pixel 4 likely to come with a bigger display than Pixel 3last_img read more

first_imgTwenty participants in the One Journey Continuing Care Assistant program graduate today, July 23. Graduates will now fill positions at nursing homes in Antigonish, Guysborough, and Sherbrooke. The One Journey: Work and Learn program is an innovative partnership between government departments and industry. Participants develop the necessary skills required to fill identified labour shortages in areas such as health care, trucking and tourism. “We will continue to show genuine leadership by working with our partners to help connect employers with the skilled employees they require,” said Marilyn More, Minister of Labour and Workforce Development. “It’s a win-win situation where participants learn or upgrade essential skills while industry meets its current and future labour needs.” An additional 40 continuing care assistants graduated from One Journey programs in New Glasgow and Truro earlier this month. “Nova Scotians deserve access to good jobs that let them provide for their families. And, Nova Scotians in continuing care facilities deserve to be looked after by well-trained health care professionals,” said Community Services Minister Denise Peterson-Rafuse. “Through the One Journey: Work and Learn program, the government is able to keep its promise to provide both — good, long-term jobs that make life better for families, and better health care for Nova Scotians in need. “We congratulate this year’s graduates and wish them all the best in their future careers.” Over the past two years, One Journey has trained more than 250 continuing care assistants and has a ninety-six per cent employment rate. Lacey Gillis, 23, is one of today’s graduates in Antigonish. She begins her new position at Antigonish and Area Homemakers Service on Monday. “This has been an amazing experience. I’ve always wanted to work in the continuing care field and One Journey gave me the chance to learn and work right here in my community,” said Ms. Gillis. “The instructors were great and I really liked the mix of classroom and hands-on learning. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who wants to get started on a challenging and interesting career.” The Antigonish program was a joint initiative supported by Labour and Workforce Development, Community Services, Futureworx, and the RK MacDonald Nursing Home and Homemakers Association. “The program has been a tremendously positive experience for us in all aspects,” said Patricia Foley, director of care at the RK MacDonald Nursing Home in Antigonish. “The partnership has enabled us to recruit highly skilled continuing care assistants who love what they are doing” Funding for the program comes from the Strategic Training and Transition Fund, a two-year increase in federal funding to the Canada-Nova Scotia Labour Market Agreement that was announced in May 2009. The Canada-Nova Scotia Labour Market Agreement will transfer an estimated $99 million to Nova Scotia between 2008 and 2014 to help low-skilled workers, individuals who are not eligible for Employment Insurance benefits and groups who are under-represented in the workplace find sustainable employment.last_img read more

first_imgEnvironment Canada’s senior climatologist says he’s surprised how long winter is lasting on the Prairies and warns cold temperatures could persist through the end of April.David Phillips blames a polar vortex for the spring cold snap.“At this time of the year, it’s often back and forth, up and coming, very yo-yoish kind of weather, where you’re getting winter trying to hold on and summer wants to get a foothold,” Phillips said Monday.“And yet the war is being won by winter. Old Man Winter is clearly the bully in this particular situation and has got a grip on the entire West and is not letting go.”Temperatures on the Prairies were still in the negative double digits Monday with lows reaching -27 C with the wind chill in parts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. In southern Alberta, a snowfall warning was calling for up to 20 centimetres of the white stuff.A typical temperature in Lethbridge, Alta., at this time of year is 11 C, Phillips said. It was -7 C Monday afternoon. Other parts of the Prairies were as much as 16 degrees below normal.Phillips said the duration and intensity of cold the region is currently experiencing hasn’t been felt since 1970.Environment Canada’s record low for April 2 in Saskatoon is -28 C, which was set in 1954. The temperature there on Monday morning was -21 C.“This cold air, it’s just entrenched. It’s like molasses,” Phillips said. “It’s filled all the nooks and crannies.”The Weather Network’s forecast centre manager, Doug Gillham, said a blocking in the atmosphere around Greenland and over Alaska is causing the chilliness.While Phillips said it might not warm until toward the end of the month, Gillham anticipated temperatures will start approaching seasonal — upper single digits — by the middle to end of next week.The conditions should delay spring runoff, he added.The key, he said, will be not to having a major swing in temperature mixed with heavy rain.— Follow @RyanBMcKenna on Twitter.last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsMixed Martial Arts, known as MMA, is one of the fastest growing sports in the world.Ontario announced this past summer it was finally lifting its ban on MMA events.First Nations fighters in the Niagra Falls area are no able to speak openly about the combat sport.APTN National News reporter Wayne Roberts has this story.last_img

The Joint Implementation Mechanism (JIM), a body consisting of the UN, the Government and diplomats set up during Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s official visit to Sudan in July to deal with the crisis – including the disarming of government-sponsored militias responsible for attacks on civilians – met yesterday in Khartoum, the capital, at the UN’s request following the recent upsurge of violence.The UN and its partners voiced concern over the recent fighting in breach of an April ceasefire agreement and the Abuja Protocols, a series of humanitarian and security accords signed last month in the Nigerian capital to end the conflict in Darfur, where 1.65 million people have been displaced since rebels took up arms last year to demand a greater share of economic resources. Janjaweed and other pro-government militias stand accused of killing and raping thousands of villagers.At the meeting the UN and its partners also expressed concern at the scale and nature of the military offensive by the Government “to clear” the roads, and its impact on civilians. It was agreed that the government would immediately cease hostilities while the UN and the African Union (AU), which has a monitoring mission in the area, would request the rebel groups to do the same.The UN Advance Mission in Sudan (UNAMIS) reported that the Government agreed also to withdraw its forces to the lines of 8 April 2004, when the Government and the two rebel groups, the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), signed a ceasefire agreement.During the meeting, the Government reported that the SLA attacked an oil field in Sharif between South Darfur and Kordofan on Saturday, killing 10 soldiers and injuring 5 civilians. The Government indicated that it reported the attack to the AU.A number of trucks from a company hired by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to transport food were reported to have been hijacked by the SLA east of Nyala. The AU secured the release of some of them. There were also reports that the SLA yesterday stopped a commercial convoy carrying relief supplies to Nyala and took drums of diesel and fuel. read more

Toronto stock market heads higher ahead of holiday break, lower oil prices by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 24, 2014 6:31 am MDT TORONTO – The Toronto stock market posted a small advance Wednesday amid a shortened, pre-holiday session.The S&P/TSX composite index rose 15.21 points to 14,609.25, pushed up by gold issues. The Canadian dollar climbed 0.06 of a cent to 86.04 cents US.Wall Street markets also mostly extended recent gains, with the Dow Jones industrials ahead 6.04 points to 18,030.21, adding to Tuesday’s first-ever close above the 18,000-mark. The S&P 500 index was down 0.29 of a point at 2,081.88, while the Nasdaq added 8.05 points to 4,773.47.Both the Toronto Stock Exchange and U.S. markets closed early at 1 p.m. ET and will remain closed on Christmas Day. Wall Street reopens Friday but the Toronto market will remain closed for Boxing Day.U.S. markets have been boosted in recent days amid more signs that the American economy is continuing to strengthen.The U.S. Labor Department reported Wednesday that the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level in seven weeks. Applications for unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000.The four-week average, a less volatile measure, declined 8,500 to 290,250. That average has plunged 16 per cent in the past 12 months. As applications for benefits have steadily dwindled, hiring has improved. Employers added 321,000 jobs in November, the most in nearly three years.On Tuesday, the U.S. Commerce Department revised upwards its GDP growth figures for the third quarter to five per cent from 3.9 per cent — growth that reflected a boost in consumer spending. Economists had expected the revision to show growth of 4.3 per cent.In Russia, the central bank has made another move to shore up the battered ruble, offering hard currency loans to companies and banks to help them service their debts. The bank said borrowers can now put debt obligations as collateral against the loans. It’s a major relief for Russian companies and banks, which can’t tap foreign capital markets to refinance because of western sanctions.The ruble has lost about half of its value since the year’s start, dragged down by the sanctions and by sinking prices for oil, Russia’s main source of revenue.In corporate news, Brookfield Asset Management (TSX:BAM.A) has hiked its offer to Brookfield Residential Properties (TSX:BRP) for full ownership of the North American land developer and homebuilder. Brookfield Asset and its affiliates already own nearly 70 per cent of BRP’s shares and Brookfield has now upped its offer by 5.4 per cent from the initial proposal. If accepted, the deal will cost Brookfield Asset about US$870.6 million in cash. Shares in Brookfield Asset gained 48 cents to $58.22, while Brookfield Residential stock rose $1.33 to $27.90.Newalta Corp. (TSX:NAL) has an agreement to sell its industrial division for $300 million cash to a Toronto-based private equity firm. The division employs 950 people in more than 35 locations across Canada that handle various types of industrial waste. Newalta shares added $1.12 cents or nearly seven per cent to $17.73.On the commodity markets, the February crude oil contract declined $1.28 to US$55.84 a barrel, as the energy sector led decliners by falling 0.92 per cent on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The February gold bullion contract was down $4.50 at US$1,173.50 an ounce, with the TSX gold sector advancing 3.21 per cent.March copper lost a penny to US$2.85 a pound.Follow @LindaNguyenTO on TwitterNote to readers: This is a corrected story: A previous version had incorrect figures for the TSX close TMX Group tickers move across banners in Toronto on May 10, 2013. The Toronto stock market looks headed for another gain during a shortened, pre-holiday session. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek interior minister Alexis Charitsis presented the final proposal by a committee of experts in the Interior and Foreign Affairs Ministries that would allow Greeks living abroad to vote in the Greek elections.Sources said the committee proposes that all individuals with a Greek passport registered to vote would have the right to cast their ballot regardless of their length of absence from Greece. They would vote in person at consulates or special electoral centres.READ MORE: Changing the rulebook on the voting rights of Greeks living abroadFollowing the committee’s presentation of its report on Monday, representatives will now be invited by Charitsis for a briefing on the report prior to drafting the bill for Parliament. “It’s the first time the Greek state deals in a coordinated and methodical way with this convoluted political and technical issue,” Mr Charitsis said, thanking the committee members.last_img read more

first_imgDéforestation : les Amis de la Terre dénoncent l’exploitation française au CongoL’association Les Amis de la Terre a mené une enquête sur l’exploitation forestière dans le bassin du Congo. Elle dénonce dans un documentaire baptisé Déforestation durable, et mis en ligne sur Internet, les dégâts causés par l’exploitation française du deuxième massif de forêts tropicales humides du monde.La face cachée de l’exploitation forestière au Congo, c’est ce que Les Amis de la Terre dévoilent dans un documentaire publié sur le site Internet de l’association de protection de l’environnement. Baptisé Déforestation durable, ce film a été réalisé lors d’une mission menée en novembre 2010 au Cameroun et au Congo par les Amis de la Terre, “partis sur la trace des projets forestiers financés par la coopération française et à la rencontre des habitants à qui l’on a tout promis”, explique l’association.À lire aussiLa migration de millions de crabes rouges filmée sur l’île de ChristmasIl dénonce les ravages qu’engendre l’exploitation forestière des étrangers et notamment des Français dans le bassin du Congo, le deuxième massif de forêts tropicales humides du monde. Les Amis de la Terre évoquent notamment les sociétés françaises Pallisco et Rougier, et s’interrogent. “Est-ce que l’exploitation forestière a vraiment permis de réduire la pauvreté dans le Bassin du Congo ?” : c’est la question qui est posée dans ce documentaire.”C’est une spécificité de la coopération française de se concentrer sur le bassin du Congo et sur l’appui à ces industriels, pour qu’ils créent de l’emploi et du développement”, explique à l’AFP Sylvain Angerand, qui a mené cette enquête avec Samuel N’guiffo, son homologue au Cameroun. Lorsque les exploitants s’installent dans une concession, ils développent des routes, apportent l’électricité, installent des pompes à eau, créent des écoles et des dispensaires. Certains construisent même des maisons, financés par la coopération française sous la forme de dons et de prêts. Mais “après avoir exploité la forêt primaire et extrait ces ‘bois précieux’, bien souvent, l’exploitation n’est plus rentable économiquement. Les entreprises, même celles qui prétendent être engagées dans la gestion durable ou être éco-certifiées, se déplacent et abandonnent la concession pour une autre. Elles laissent derrière elles des villes fantômes”, expliquent les Amis de la Terre. La population est abandonnée avec “un niveau de vie inférieur à ce qu’il était avant l’exploitation”, souligne Samuel N’guiffo.Le 12 janvier 2012 à 18:01 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter John Soderman, Illegal Immigrant detained by Border Patrol on suspicion of organizing transnational criminal smuggling operation 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsNATIONAL CITY (KUSI) — An illegal immigrant living in National City was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of being an organizer for a transnational criminal smuggling organization operating in East County.Cellphone video, that has since gone viral, shows Perla Morales-Luna being detained by Border Patrol agents in front of her three daughters Saturday, March 4.Morales-Luna was arrested as a result of a targeted operation on March 3 in National City for being in the country illegally, according to Michael J. Scappechio, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent for the U.S. Border Patrol.Morales-Luna is currently in Border Patrol custody awaiting transfer to ICE for removal proceedings.Video Player error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available. John Soderman center_img Updated: 4:15 PM Posted: March 8, 2018 March 8, 2018last_img read more

first_imgU.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler made her choice between Republican presidential hopefuls on Monday by expressing her support for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.“Mitt Romney is the proven leader who has character and the experience to lead this country,” Herrera Beutler said in a statement released by the Romney campaign. “His vision of a ‘Simpler, Smaller, and Smarter’ federal government is what America needs to get back on track.”Romney has been the on-again, off-again frontrunner for the Republican nomination. Former House speaker Newt Gingrich, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and Texas Congressman Ron Paul also are still bidding for the Republican nomination.Mitt Romney made the announcement on Monday that he had the endorsement from Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, who is serving her first term in Congress. “I’m extraordinarily proud to earn Congresswoman’s Herrera Beutler’s support,” he said in a news release. “She is a rising star in our party and a staunch advocate for creating jobs through conservative economic policies.”last_img read more

first_img“We view this as a longer-term positive as it should allow the company to focus on revenue and market share.”-UBS Infosys has highlighted issues regarding relatively low revenue growth, margin compression, leadership churn, and high employee attrition. Management has taken steps to remedy this, but it is still early and there is the risk that these problems become inflated – Morningstar Infosys’ fiscal 2019 revenue guidance is in line with our expectations, while margin guidance disappoints a little bit considering its additional investments in digital and setting up onsite delivery centres – Sharekhan Infosys, BengaluruReutersIndia’s second-largest software exporter Infosys on Friday reported an inline set of quarterly results but the company’s decision to lower its operating margin band to 22-24 precent for 2018-19 is a cause of worry for investors.Infosys posted a 28.2 percent drop in sequential net profit at Rs 3,690 crore for the March quarter.The IT firm guided for 6-8 percent constant currency revenue growth for fiscal 2019. Citi had anticipated Infosys to guide for 5.5-7.5 percent revenue growth in constant currency terms.Infosys reduced its target margin band to 22-24 percent from 23-25 per cent earlier. This was on account of higher investment in new technologies, according to the management.The company said it had begun looking for buyers for Kallidus, Skava and Panaya – firms Infosys had bought in 2015, during former CEO Vishal Sikka’s tenure.The Bengaluru-based company plans to give a special dividend of Rs 10 per share over and above the final dividend of Rs 20.5.Lets take a look at analysts’ reaction to Infosys results:The markets are likely to view the lower margin guidance band negatively, in our opinion, given the current expectations and the likely impact on fiscal 2019 earnings growth: UBS Securities wrote in a note Infosys shares were up 0.58 percent at Rs1,169 on the BSE at the close of trading. The results were reported after market hours. Infosys American Depository Receipts fell 8 percent in early trading in New York.last_img read more

first_imgWindows Search Enhanced Mode in Windows 10 by Martin Brinkmann on October 25, 2018 in Windows – 17 commentsMicrosoft plans to launch a new search feature in the first feature update for Windows 10 in 2019 — Windows 10 version 1903. The new Enhanced Mode option of Windows Search was launched in the most recent Windows 10 Insider Built that is already pushing features that may find their way into the next feature update.While Windows 10 users are still waiting for Windows 10 version 1809 to release, or re-release, work on the next feature update continues.Tip: check out WizFile or Everything Search for faster file searches.What is Enhanced Windows Search mode?It is necessary to understand how search works on Windows to understand how Enhanced mode differs from the default search mode that Microsoft calls classic in Windows 10 version 1903.Classic search indexes certain locations on the operating system such as the libraries or items that are placed on the desktop. Users may add or remove locations from search; Indexing means that Windows adds filenames and content of supported files to a database to speed up searches. The built-in search still finds files not in indexed locations but it takes longer.Enhanced on the other hand indexes all locations of the PC.Search your entire PC, including your libraries and desktop. Customize excluded search locations below. Choosing this option may reduce your battery life and increase CPU consumption.Microsoft notes that Enhanced has an impact on battery life and that it may increase CPU consumption when indexing operations run.How to enable Enhanced SearchNote that you need Windows 10 version 1809 to configure Enhanced Search.Use Windows-I to open the Settings application on the Windows 10 PC.Go to Search > Searching Windows.Switch from Classic to Enhanced (Recommended) under Find My Files.Enhanced search is activated immediately. Windows Search will index all hard drives, locations and files on the system with the exception of locations listed under Excluded Folders on the same Settings page.Add any path that you don’t want indexed by Windows Search there.Closing WordsEnhanced Search makes it easier to configure Windows Search to index all locations. You can achieve the same result by checking all locations in Search Indexing, however but Enhanced may still have the edge here for some users as it includes new devices and locations automatically.Now You: Do you use Windows Search?SummaryArticle NameWindows Search Enhanced Mode in Windows 10DescriptionMicrosoft plans to launch a new search feature called Enhanced in the first feature update for Windows 10 in 2019 — Windows 10 version 1903.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgRelated posts:Mexico to purge corrupt cops in violent state Costa Rican Coast Guard captures fast boat with 1.3 tons of cocaine Costa Rica’s 3-pronged strategy scores high against drug trafficking, says Coast Guard chief Mexico drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán back in jail, betrayed by biopic bid BOGOTÁ, Colombia – The interception in Colombia of a plane carrying almost half a metric ton of coca paste bound for Mexico is a sign Mexican drug cartels are switching from importers to manufacturers, according to Colombian police.Authorities intercepted 490 kilos (1,080 pounds) of the paste, an unrefined form of the drug made by farmers, on Jan. 30 as a Mexico-bound plane prepared to take off from an airport in southern Colombia. The capture, the first of its kind, means that at least one Mexican gang has set up a factory capable of turning the paste into cocaine that can be sold in the U.S., according to General Ricardo Restrepo, head of the Colombian police’s counter-narcotics unit.“It’s the first time we’ve made that kind of seizure,” Restrepo said in a Feb. 6 interview in Bogotá. “If they’re buying paste, it’s because they have a laboratory there.”Police found the paste in a Cessna airplane at Ipiales airport in Narino province, close to the border with Ecuador. Intelligence shows it was destined for Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel, according to the police. Discovering coca paste shipments is rare, says Steven Dudley, a director at InSight Crime, a research group that studies organized crime in Latin America.“We’ve seen some laboratories in Honduras and there are rumors of them being in other places, Mexico being one of them,” Dudley said by telephone from Washington, D.C. “It’s not common, that’s for sure.”Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office referred questions on cocaine production to the country’s National Security Commission. The commission’s press office didn’t respond to email and phone requests seeking comment.Pablo Escobar’s Medellín cartel and other Colombian crime gangs imported coca paste from Peru and Bolivia in the 1980s, transforming it into cocaine before exporting it. Mexico could now be traveling down the same road, Restrepo said.Drug gangs would lose less if a shipment of paste were seized, he said, since its wholesale price is only about a fifth of the value of refined cocaine. A difference in the cost of precursor chemicals such as acetone or the Colombian police’s success in finding and blowing up labs are possible explanations for the change, Restrepo added.In the 1990s, Colombian coca output soared, often in areas where the presence of Marxist guerrillas made it hard for police to enter. The farmers turn the leaves of their coca bushes into paste in jungle shacks, in a bucket chemistry process using gasoline, caustic soda, sulphuric acid, ammonia and cement. They sell the paste to mafia groups for about $1,250 per kilo, Restrepo said, who process it into pure cocaine in laboratories hidden in the jungle.The country’s largest Marxist rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, currently controls about a quarter of the country’s annual 309 metric tons of cocaine output, according to Restrepo.The government is holding peace talks with the FARC in Havana in a bid to end a five-decade civil conflict. Negotiators have reached partial agreement on agricultural policy and political representation, with discussion now centering on illicit drugs.A peace deal will make it easier for security forces to enter some coca-producing regions, although it won’t end the cocaine trade, he said.“Drug trafficking is going to continue, with or without the FARC,” the counter-narcotics chief said. “The business is constantly changing and mutating. As long as it’s economically productive, drug traffickers will be looking for ways to earn more profits with less risk.”With assistance from Eric Martin in Mexico City.© 2014, Bloomberg News Facebook Commentslast_img read more

first_img Australia: New project will boost capability to de … The company’s share price fell AUD$7.37 to AUD$4.51 over the course of Thursday’s trade.”If current trading conditions continue, this, together with short term slippage of the commissioning of the Monarto mushroom facility upgrade in South Australia and the previously announced additional costs from investments such as African Blue, is expected to result in largely flat growth for the twelve month NPAT-S to the end of June 2019 compared to the prior year,” it said.”This compares to our previous forecast of low double digit growth for that period.”It added that it does not view the immediate issues as structural and regards the conditions as a cyclic situation. It also noted that ongoing growth plans across the categories continue to track well. You might also be interested in January 11 , 2019 Aussie produce industry sets ambitious goals for s … center_img The share price of Australia-based Costa Group fell by 39% on Thursday after the company said that sales of some commodities over recent weeks have been lower than forecast.It told investors to expect “largely flat growth” in net profit after tax for the 12 months ended June 2019 due to “subdued demand” for tomatoes, berries and avocados in December and January.”This patchy demand has been reflected in reduced pricing for a number of product lines. The citrus ‘off season’ which reflects the biennial nature of this crop also finished earlier than expected,” it said. Australia: Costa Group upbeat for 2019 despite pro … Australia expecting best quality almond crop in a …last_img read more

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