Ten Fake Venezuelan Athletes Busted with Cocaine in Argentina

first_imgBy Dialogo November 20, 2012 Ten Venezuelan nationals pretending to be the Olympic weightlifting team were arrested with liquid cocaine capsules in their stomachs at Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires, before flying to Europe, reported airport officials on November 17. The fake Venezuelan athletes were about to board a flight on TAM airlines with a stopover in Brazil, and Lisbon as the final destination on November 15, when they were arrested after getting full body scans. The procedure detected that they had swallowed capsules of cocaine, for which they were arrested by the airport’s Security Police and brought to Buenos Aires’s 8th Criminal Economic Court. Linked to the same case, three Dominican nationals were arrested in two raids at a hotel and an apartment in Buenos Aires, the source specified to the official news agency Telam. The investigation started last July, after it was reported that a Venezuelan individual, who allegedly headed a Venezuelan organization devoted to trading illegal drugs, was engaged in the sale of prohibited drugs and culminated in the operation on November 15, stated the source.last_img read more

Rentlio has launched its own Booking engine, which completes the story of the operating system for tourist facilities

first_imgThis year, it was once again shown that the quality accommodation was much better filled and has a longer season and a better price. And the same trend will only continue in the coming years. PS If you want to try or implement the Rentlio Booking Engine, look for more information HERE But let’s get back to Rentlio. Use of the Rentlio Booking Engine is charged separately from their Property Management and Channel Manager systems. Given the whole situation, Rentley has decided that Booking Engine itself will be free until March 2021, after which it will be charged 2% for each booking received through Booking Engine, which is more than a fair relationship and a win-win for everyone. I am quite sure that Rentlio is now ready for intensive global expansion, even domination in a couple of years. The new “Facebook” in the world property management i channel manager? Why not? Although Rentlio already uses over 8.000 accommodation units in more than 40 countries around the world, now is the time to make a real step into the global market. Marko Mišulić, Rentlio: In the time after Covid technology plays a key role in maintaining market competitiveness What I always point out when I write about Rentley is the fact that their story went differently than the others – in fact, it went the way it should. And that is to grow smartly and organically, without foreign investment in the development phase, focused on their own strengths and resources. The entire code is the work of the Rentlio team of 18 full-time employees. It’s a longer and harder road, but we’re sure the best. Why is the Booking engine important? It is no longer necessary to emphasize that all serious and quality accommodation facilities must have their own quality website, and on it the booking engine for direct reservations. It is in everyone’s interest, in fact it should be imperative to have direct reservations, without intermediaries, because logically, so the entrepreneur is left with more money, ie the entire amount. Booking engine every serious owner of accommodation facilities should have long ago, and especially nowadays. “I think that in the time after Covid, technology will play a key role in maintaining market competitiveness. Simply, we are going through a kind of system reset. This is an opportunity for all tourist facilities to review internal processes, arrange the so-called tech stack, work on automation, etc. Whoever does not keep up with trends with quality, technology, approach, will find it much harder to recover. And that’s why I believe right now is the right time to dedicate to adapting to what’s coming to us in the future.”Misulic points out. It is on the Booking Engine website, as a direct sales channel, that it is a key addition. As Mišulić points out, direct sales will gain even more importance in post-COVID time because cost optimization of sales strategies will be extremely important. In addition, a direct sales channel provides up-sale potential towards each guest, often a neglected part of sales strategies. Persistence, knowledge, experience and ultimately a top product is a winning combination, and that’s all Rentlio. As strange as it sounds given the crisis the tourism sector is going through, so be it travel-tech, i think the best days for rentlio are yet to come. I say that because I follow their story from the very beginning and watch it develop. Of course, in order to increase direct bookings, you have to generate interesting and authentic content, have a story and “sell” the destination, and all your social networks are directed to your website, where there is also direct booking. Remember, accommodation is not a motive for coming, but a destination. Rentlio pushes. At a time when everything stopped, despite all the challenges, they focused their own efforts on the development of a new product – Rentlio Booking Engine.  Good luck Rentlio! This is a big step forward because Rentlio has thus rounded off its story as a complete operating system in tourism. In the midst of the crisis that tourism is going through, working tirelessly on technology that helps tourism is an amazing move. Bravo and HAT TO THE FLOOR.  “The Booking Engine that we launched last week is the only major thing missing to round out the story of Rentley as an operating system for all facilities in tourism. I cannot describe to you how proud I am of our team which, in a situation where our number of users is falling, is working focused and tirelessly to welcome the end of the crisis, whenever it is, with an even better and higher quality product that will make our customers more competitive. I have nothing to say but to be grateful to have the opportunity to work with a team of people like this. ” points out Marko Mišulić, a young Zadar entrepreneur and owner of Rentli. To conclude. Rentlio is one positive tourist story with a signature: Made in Croatia. And as I stated, it’s about your own complete rounded product, not partial solutions. Although Rentlio had its own Booking Engine solution before, they were aware that the previous Booking Engine covered only the basic functionalities. With the new Booking Engine, as they say in Rentli, they are ready to satisfy even the most demanding market segments, without losing what they are best known for – ease of use. last_img read more

Semarang fish market closes down after 26 people test positive for COVID-19

first_imgHe added that the task force would rearrange the layout of the stalls to comply with physical distancing measures.Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo asked mayors and regents to forcibly close shopping centers including malls, supermarkets and traditional markets that did not apply strict COVID-19 precautions.“We don’t want any more clusters from shopping centers. So I hope regional heads would not hesitate to close any shopping center that does not adhere to the health protocol,” Ganjar said. According to the official government count as of Friday, there are 1,234 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Central Java, with 70 deaths. (aly)Topics : The Semarang city administration in Central Java has temporarily shut down the Kobong traditional market as 26 people tested positive for COVID-19 after rapid tests were carried out in the market.Semarang COVID-19 Task Force spokesperson Fravarta Sadman said the market would be closed for six days starting Saturday.”We will disinfect and sterilize the market. We hope the market will be free from contamination by the time we reopen it,” he said.last_img read more

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s priceless reaction to stunning Nicolas Pepe free-kick

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s priceless reaction to stunning Nicolas Pepe free-kick Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 25 Oct 2019 5:30 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.6kShares Nicolas Pepe scored twice in ten minutes (Picture: Getty)Nicolas Pepe rescued Arsenal with two stunning free-kicks in the final ten minutes to hand the Gunners a 3-2 win against Vitoria.Unai Emery’s side were far from their best and found themselves 2-1 down in the second half after Marcus Edwards and Bruno Duarte scored for the visitors either side of Gabriel Martinelli’s strike.Arsenal were headed towards a discouraging result in what has been a difficult week for Emery but Pepe popped up twice to reverse the result.The Ivorian’s first was a clever strike that wrong-footed the goalkeeper but his second was even better as he clipped an exquisite effort round the wall and into the top corner.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIt was a huge win for the Gunners and the relief was written all over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s face in the stands.The Gabon forward was not part of the matchday squad and watched on with team-mate Sokratis.And he couldn’t keep his hands of the Greek defender as he wildly celebrated Pepe’s winner in injury [email protected] and @SokratisPapa5 reaction to Pepes goal 😍😍 #arsenal pic.twitter.com/BX0QizlNY7— shah (@shah486) October 24, 2019Arsenal can now take confidence into Sunday’s clash against Crystal Palace at the Emirates.Aubameyang can be expected to come straight back into the side, though Alexandre Lacazette started on Thursday meaning the Gabon forward could be pushed out to the left again.MORE: Robin van Persie slams Arsenal boss Unai Emery and reveals why he’ll never compare to Arsene Wengercenter_img Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Thanksgiving

first_imgHere we are on another Thanksgiving Day.  I hope all is well with you and your family as you prepare for whatever traditions you enjoy on this day.  I will go out for a good meal and then settle down and watch a few football games.  I don’t think it would be a traditional Thanksgiving if you could not watch Detroit or Green Bay on TV.  I didn’t check the schedule so I am not sure if either team plays today.If you are a sport fan like me, you will watch any pro game that is on or any college games that may be played.  There are a couple of traditions that I enjoy when Thanksgiving comes around.  This is the week that the state football finals will take place.  A new tradition for me is the Batesville High School Alumni basketball game this Friday afternoon.This weekend also marks the annual battle between Jac-Cen-Del and Batesville basketball teams.  The girls will get together at Batesville this year, and the boys will play in Indianapolis as part of an opening 5-game basketball marathon.  Many other schools will also play games this weekend, so if you are tired of turkey, go out and support your local teams.last_img read more

Shelvey to step out of shadows

first_img The England international made an eye-catching debut in the Swans’ 4-0 Europa League victory over Malmo on Thursday, impressing with his range of passing. Shelvey admits it was a wrench to leave Anfield and the chance to continue learning from one of the finest midfielders of his generation in Gerrard, but felt the time had come to strike out on his own. “It is a big, big thing to leave, to come away from one of the biggest clubs in football, but I felt that I needed to come and play,” said Shelvey. “I didn’t want to sit behind people. I felt that I wasn’t getting a fair crack of the whip at Liverpool but that’s football. I can’t fault any of the players there because they were first class. “I felt my days had come to an end, I needed to get away whether it was on loan or permanent, but I needed to leave and try and get some football.” Of comparisons between him and Gerrard, he added: “You can’t put me and him in the same sentence because it’s just ridiculous how good he is, but people have compared me to him and that is just an honour. “I have gone from living next door to him to living in a farm out here, but I have enjoyed every minute of being here so far, and my missus is loving it, because the weather has been so nice as well.” Shelvey also revealed that Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers, a former Swansea manager, helped him with his move to south Wales. “Because Brendan was here it helped me get to know the club a bit more,” he said. “When I was coming down he rang me and told me about the club and the people to look out for, and the people who would help me. “It has helped me working with him already, and obviously he can’t speak highly enough of Swansea City Football Club.” Press Association The 21-year-old left Liverpool to join the Swans in a £5million move earlier this summer, ending his three-year stint on Merseyside. The former Charlton playmaker was seen as being the natural long-term successor to the England captain at the heart of the Reds midfield, but opted to make the switch to the Liberty Stadium in search of a regular first-team spot. center_img Jonjo Shelvey hopes that moving out of Steven Gerrard’s shadow to join Swansea will be the making of him.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img August 8, 2020 The winner of the game between the Vegas Golden Knights and Colorado Avalanche gets the top seed in the Western Conference. Vegas isn’t 100% healthy yet with winger Max Pacioretty (pash-uh-RET’-ee) still not ready to play. Colorado is healthy and undefeated in two round-robin games.NFL-JAGUARS MOVESJaguars release 5, including Middleton, to cut roster to 80JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars parted ways with five players Saturday, including third-year safety Doug Middleton, to reduce their roster to 80.Th team also waived running back Tavien Feaster, place-kicker Brandon Wright and offensive linemen Tyler Gauthier and Steven Nielsen. Feaster, Wright and Nielsen are rookies. The Jags also placed veteran defensive tackle Rodney Gunter on the non-football illness list. Gunter signed a three-year, $18 million contract in free agency and is expected to step into a starting role for a revamped defense that includes six new starters. — The Big Ten is tapping the brakes on football practice by telling its schools that until further notice full contact practices cannot begin. The conference announced all teams will remain in the first two days of what is known as the “acclimatization period” as teams work in just helmets. The Big Ten said all other fall sports will continue to work with team physicians and athletic trainers to adjust practices to the appropriate level of activity. The conference said in a statement it will continue to rely on its medical experts and evaluate the situation daily.— Pittsburgh junior defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman has opted out of the 2020 season to focus on next year’s NFL draft. Twyman was a second-team All-American in 2019 when he registered 10 1/2 sacks. He said in a statement posted on Twitter that he will return home to Washington, D.C. The 6-foot-2, 290-pound Twyman said his decision is not about COVID-19, but rather about taking care of his family’s needs. NHL-PLAYOFFSLightning-Flyers, Avalanche-Golden Knights vie for top seedsUNDATED (AP) — Neither of the teams vying for the top playoff seed in the Eastern Conference will be at full-strength when they face off Saturday. The Tampa Bay Lightning are still without captain Steven Stamkos after a setback in rehab from core muscle surgery in March. The Philadelphia Flyers won’t have top-line right winger Jakub Voracek for undisclosed reasons. The winner of the game between the Lightning and Flyers gets home-ice advantage until the Stanley Cup Final. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSMid-American Conference cancels fall football due to virusUNDATED (AP) — The Mid-American Conference has become the first league competing at college football’s highest level to cancel its fall season because of COVID-19 concerns. The group stage matches at the World Cup-style tournament counted toward the regular season. F1-70TH ANNIVERSARY GPBottas on pole for Silverstone GP ahead of teammate HamiltonSILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Valtteri Bottas edged out Mercedes teammate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton to claim the pole position Saturday for Formula One’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.Hamilton appeared on course to take his 92nd career pole but he had a poor first sector on his final run and Bottas clocked 1 minute, 25.154 seconds, 0.063 seconds ahead of the six-time world champion. It gave Bottas his first pole since the opening race of the pandemic-delayed season in Austria, which he went on to win. With the MAC’s 12 schools facing a significant financial burden by trying to maintain costly coronavirus protocols, the conference’s university presidents made the decision to cancel all fall sports — including soccer and volleyball — and explore making them up in the spring season. MAC schools rely heavily on revenue from playing road games against power conference teams. Most of those games were canceled when the Power Five went to exclusively or mostly conference games. MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said he is “heartbroken we are in this place.” He stressed this was first a decision about the health and well-being of the athletes, and the conference’s medical experts were not comfortable that sports could be run safely. A meeting of its presidents earlier in the week was expected to produce an agreement on how to go about a fall season, but instead some schools pushed to not play. The final decision was made Saturday morning. In other college sports news: UNDATED (AP) — Major League Soccer said Saturday it will resume its season once the MLS is Back tournament in Florida wraps up. The league’s 26 teams will each play 18 games, with the first between FC Dallas and Nashville set for Aug. 12. Dallas and Nashville are playing three additional games after withdrawing from the league’s tournament because of positive COVID-19 cases. A majority of games will be played without fans because of local regulations. Teams will be subject to a rigorous testing protocol and will use charter flights to travel. MLS suspended the season on March 12 because of the pandemic after teams had played two games each. The league has been playing the monthlong MLS is Back tournament without fans at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World. The championship match is set for Tuesday between the Portland Timbers and Orlando City. center_img Update on the latest sports By having 80 players on its roster now, Jacksonville is eligible to have its entire team at the facility and on the practice field during training camp.NBA-MVP FINALISTSThe NBA MVP finalists: Antetokounmpo, James and HardenLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — This season’s NBA MVP has won the award before.Three past winners of the award were announced Saturday as the finalists for this season’s top NBA individual honor: reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) of the Milwaukee Bucks, four-time MVP LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and 2017-18 winner James Harden of the Houston Rockets. Associated Press James would join Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan and Bill Russell as the NBA’s only five-time MVPs. Abdul-Jabbar took the honor six times.Antetokounmpo is bidding to become the 12th back-to-back winner of the award, and Harden is vying for his second MVP in three seasons.The NBA has not set specific dates when the winners will be announced. MLS-SEASON RESUMESMLS to resume regular season following Florida tournament F1 is back at Hamilton’s home circuit of Silverstone this weekend for a race also closed to spectators due to the coronavirus restrictions.last_img read more

Stoute resists but Muhammad, Hinds limit Pride

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – A Kevin Stoute half-century underpinned critical rearguard action from Barbados Pride and denied Trinidad and Tobago Red Force total domination of the opening day of their fifth round match here yesterday.Opting to bowl first, Red Force snatched the early advantage as seamers Uthman Muhammad (3-47) and Terrance Hinds (3-51) sliced through the Pride top order to reduce the innings to 47 for six after lunch, before the hosts recovered to reach 209 all out at Kensington Oval.Stoute, in his third match of the season, top-scored with 52 batting at number seven while Ashley Nurse slammed a better than run-a-ball 48 and Test seamer Kemar Roach, an important 38.In reply, Red Force lost Joshua DaSilva for 13 as they reached 52 for one at the close, with left-hander Jeremy Solozano ending unbeaten on 35.Needing precious points from the encounter after enduring the frustration of a rain-ravaged drawn fourth round game against Windward Islands Volcanoes last week, Red Force enjoyed a dream start.Left-handed opener Shayne Moseley struck four fours in his 23 before Hinds found his edge in the morning’s ninth over for DaSilva to take a smart catch at second slip.Seven runs later with 30 on the board, Muhammad removed in-form Test batsman Shamarh Brooks for four to a catch low down at gully by Kjorn Ottley, the right-hander driving loosely outside off-stump.And with no runs added in the same over, Justin Greaves lost his middle stump to a full-length delivery, leaving Red Force in control of the first hour.Test opener Kraigg Brathwaite, who has struggled this season averaging 21 from eight innings, continued his miserable run – shouldering arms to one from left-armer Daniel St Clair (2-39) in the last over before lunch and falling lbw for four.Brathwaite took 20 balls to get off the mark and lasted 55 balls in an hour-and-a-half at the crease.Tottering on 33 for four at the interval, Pride found little reprieve after the resumption as Hinds bowled Kyle Mayers in the second over, spectacularly removing the left-hander’s off-stump for 10.In the next over, St Clair shattered Test wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich’s stumps for three, after breaching the right-hander’s defence.Stoute started the revival when he put on an invaluable 87 for the seventh wicket with Roach before adding a further 26 for the eighth wicket with Nurse.The 34-year-old Stoute played an attractive innings, counting nine fours off 85 balls in just over two hours at the crease.Roach crunched a couple of fours and three sixes off 72 balls before edging a slash at a wide ball from Muhammad and going caught at the wicket at 134 for seven.Red Force then got the prized wicket of Stoute just before tea, caught down the leg-side by wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin sweeping at left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein (2-49) but Nurse, who punched seven fours in a 47-ball cameo, rallied the innings.last_img read more