20 tons of cocaine seized by US Coast Guard

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has seized 20 tons or nearly 40,000 pounds of cocaine with a street value of over US$500 million in what authorities call one of the largest cocaine busts in history.

Three busts in total were made in a period of nearly one month. The first on February 19, off the coast of Mexico, March 18 off the coast of Panama and on March 25, also off the coast of Panama.

In the first bust on February 19, “the Ecuadorian-flagged fishing vessel Don Juan K was approached in the Pacific Ocean February 19 off the coast of Mexico while allegedly offloading cocaine into “go-fast” (cigarette-style boat) boats. The fishing vessel’s crew apparently set fire to Don Juan K in an attempt to destroy the evidence and flee in the go-fasts. The USCGC Sherman stopped the go-fasts and recovered about 900 pounds of cocaine as Don Juan K sank. The 14 crew members are being processed for further legal action,” said a statement on the USCG’s website.

The second bust on March 18 yielded nearly 40,000 pounds of cocaine.

“The 330-foot Panamanian-flagged motor vessel Gatun was interdicted in the Pacific Ocean Mar. 18 off the coast of Panama while heading north toward the United States. Sherman’s crew stopped and boarded the vessel and found 765 bales of cocaine weighing approximately 38,000 pounds in two shipping containers. Gatun was escorted back to Panama and its 14 crew members processed for further legal action,” added the statement.

In the third bust on March 25, at least 2,000 pounds of cocaine was seized, also from a ship off Panama’s coast.

“[The] Sherman’s crew stopped and boarded a small stateless go-fast in the Pacific Ocean Mar. 25 off the coast of Panama following a short chase, in which, the go-fast attempted to flee at a high rate of speed. Approximately 2,000 pounds of cocaine was found aboard the go-fast and its four crew members were processed for further legal action,” said the statement.

Several agencies both in the U.S. and in other countries in Central and South America and will continue to investigate the extent of the drug ring.

“The Coast Guard works in close coordination with Joint Interagency Task Force South, U.S. Attorney’s office, Panama Express South, DEA, FBI, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Customs and Border Protection, as well as the Departments of Justice, State and Homeland Security on counter drug operations in the Pacific Ocean near Central and South America. These drug smuggling routes are some of the most active, yielding roughly 70 percent of the cocaine seized annually by the Coast Guard,” added the statement.

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Cosmetic Dentistry Advancement

Submitted by: Jonaha Knaacik

Fifty years ago, cosmetic dentistry was something only the privileged could afford. A perfect smile was something that you only saw in movies and magazines, but in today’s world, the smile of your dreams is attainable. Modern cosmetic dentistry is not only accessible, but affordable. Dental implants, teeth whitening and bleaching, and veneers are available to improve the appearance and health of your teeth.

Technology has improved so much that cosmetic dentistry is now common in society. The procedures can be done quickly and for less money. Soon, things like metal braces and metal crowns will be a thing of the past because of new material and better dental technology. Cosmetic dentists can now straighten teeth without the hardware and dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.

In the far distant past, dentists used harmful chemicals for teeth whitening and even carved dental implants out of wood. There are teeth whitening products available now that can strengthen your teeth as well as whiten. Dental implants have also come a long way. Some implants are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

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In the past, dental implant procedures were long and painful. Today, it only takes two visits, during which a local anesthetic makes the process pain-free. Dental implant treatments require your cosmetic dentist to drill a small hole into your bone to place a titanium screw. This is what the permanent implant will be attached to.

The alignment of teeth is a big portion of cosmetic dentistry. Metal braces are slowly becoming less popular among patients. People have found the plastic, removable, clear retainers to be a better option to straighten their teeth. This eliminates the sores that often accompany metal braces and the need for teeth whitening to get rid of the marks that are left from the posts once they are removed.

Convenience is something cosmetic dentistry aims for. Many of us had to go through the stage where we wouldn’t smile because we didn’t want our braces to forever go down in history. Clear alignment retainers let you avoid this. Another advantage is being able to take them out while you eat and when you brush and floss your teeth. This makes proper dental hygiene easier for kids to keep up.

Dentures used to be the only option for those with missing teeth in cosmetic dentistry. These are uncomfortable and often cause dental problems such as bone loss. Dental implants have nearly replaced the need for dentures. Cosmetic dentists can now permanently replace the teeth, making them easier to clean. Teeth whitening options are becoming more and more numerous as well.

More and more cosmetic dentistry advancement is taking place in today’s methods of dental implants, teeth whitening, and cosmetic dental surgery all the time. Soon the perfect smile will be available to everyone. Another addition to the dental world is 3-D images of your teeth displayed on state of the art dental software.

Products for teeth whitening in cosmetic dentistry are becoming more available to those looking to whiten at home. A white smile is now perceived as a healthy smile, so there is no doubt that at-home teeth whitening products will become more and more popular. In just a few short minutes, you can have a noticeably brighter smile. Of course, it is a good idea to check with your dentist before doing any over the counter teeth whitening jobs to see if it is safe for your teeth.

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China overtakes Germany as world’s biggest exporter

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Chinese officials have said that their country’s exports surged last December to edge out Germany as the world’s biggest exporter.

The official Xinhua news agency reported today that figures from the General Administration for Customs showed that exports jumped 17.7% in December from a year earlier. Over the whole of 2009 total Chinese exports reached US$1.2 trillion, above Germany’s forecast $1.17 trillion.

Huang Guohua, a statistics official with the customs administration, said the December exports rebound was an important turning point for China’s export sector. He commented that the jump was an indication that exporters have emerged from their downslide.

“We can say that China’s export enterprises have completely emerged from their all-time low in exports,” he said.

However, although China overtook Germany in exports, China’s total foreign trade — both exports and imports — fell 13.9% last year.

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UK PM’s speechwriter awaits sentence

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

An English lawyer has pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice. He faked a legal judgment and sent it to a father who was pleading in Taunton family court to be able to remain involved in his child’s upbringing. The lawyer, London barrister Bruce Hyman, now awaits his sentence. The judge indicated that he could receive a prison sentence. Bruce Hyman is well-known in media circles, having produced The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy on BBC Radio. He also produced a series with Clive Anderson, at Above the Title Productions, called Unreliable Evidence.

The father, a former City financier, had attended a series of court hearings in order to make suitable arrangements to see his child following an acrimonious divorce. Shortly before one of these hearings he received an email, ostensibly from a self-help group to which he belonged, which had attached a Court of Appeal case that appeared favourable to an application he had made for the judge to stand down from the case. The father, who was representing himself, duly showed the case to the judge. At this point, Bruce Hyman, the lawyer representing the former wife, claimed to the judge that the case was a forgery, which indeed it turned out to be.

After confirming that the self-help group had not sent him the email, the father then embarked on some detective work his own. The fraudulent email was traced via its header to a dial-up internet connection and a phone number belonging to a shop in London. The shop was able to recover CCTV footage which showed a man sending the email from an Apple laptop. The man turned out to be Bruce Hyman.

Sentencing of Hyman is due in Bristol Crown Court on the 19th of September.

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US Congresswoman Jackie Speier comments about Obamacare, Paralympics

Saturday, November 9, 2013

With the 2014 Winter Paralympics set for March, Wikinews sought comment from U.S. Representative Jackie Speier, who serves California’s 14th congressional district about the event and how current U.S. policies impact people with disabilities. Elected to the U.S. House in 2008, she serves on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the House Armed Services Committee. For the first time ever, the Paralympics will be broadcast live in the U.S. on network television.


((Wikinews)) : Will “Obamacare” have a positive or negative impact on the lives of people with disabilities?

Jackie Speier: By-and-large the Affordable Care Act will have a significant and lasting beneficial impact on persons with disabilities […] Most importantly, pre-existing conditions will no longer prevent persons with disabilities from obtaining health insurance. Lifetime limits on medical expenses will be removed and preventive services will be free. All of these provisions of the law create health insurance that is highly supportive of good health outcomes for everyone, but in particular for those who have a disability.

((WN)) : Are there any Paralympic athletes or elite athletes with disabilities from your district that people should know more about?

Jackie Speier: There are currently two Paralympic athletes who train or live in my district that people will definitely hear more about in the coming years. One is a young woman named Allie Hyatt who trains in Judo with Willy Cahill, [whom] I have also trained with. Allie, who is visually impaired and just 15, has already won numerous awards and will participate in the Youth Olympic Games next year. She is sure to be a force in the Judo world for many, many years. Hyatt lives in San Francisco and Cahill is the founder and CEO of the Blind Judo Foundation.

Another great athlete is Mohamend Lahna who is training for the Rio Olympics in 2016 for the paratriathlon,” Speier continued. “He is from Morocco originally but lives now in San Mateo and trains daily at the College of San Mateo. He runs marathons with a prosthetic leg and has his sights set on winning several medals atworld and Olympic events in the future. Lahna has proximal femoral focal deficiency (PFFD), a birth defect that affects the hip and pelvis. He is married and has a 1-year-old child.

Wikinews also sought comment from other members of Congress, including John K. Delaney, Mike Honda, Kyrsten Sinema, Eric Swalwell, Raúl M. Grijalva and Ann Kirkpatrick but at publication time, had received no response.

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Vacuum Bras and Pumps for Breast Enlargement

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In the modern day western society there is an excessive degree of pressure on women to be well developed in the breast department. Lack of breasts or tiny breasts can bring about teasing which can result in feelings of inadequacy and low body self confidence.

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Whether we ought to take much notice of this part of the body as well as have low self esteem worries about it is a different story; the simple fact of the matter is that within the last few years, breast enlargement surgeries were the biggest portion of the cosmetic surgery pie, with over 200 000 breast enhancement procedures performed each year.But breast enhancement surgery procedures carry huge risks and potential health issues. Additionally it is very pricey and what you might not know is that you need to make provision for replacing the enhancements in a couple of years since the implants usually do not last forever and need to be replaced over a period of 7 to ten years.This makes ladies search for non surgical breast enhancement alternatives such as breast enhancement pills and other kinds of natural breast enhancement methods. Among the methods recommended for non surgical breast enhancement are different brands of vacuum pumps. Vacuum pumps?These pumps operate on the theory that you create a vacuum pressure all around the breasts which ‘forces’ the breast to grow more breast tissue.Typically the best that can be accomplished with one of these methods is just one cup size. The vacuum cups must be worn about an hour a day for some systems, for others you need to wear it for 10 hours per day (normally when sleeping) over a period of 10 weeks. Two well known vacuum pump systems are Brava and Noogleberry. Brava works with battery power and is made of plastic domes which are positioned over the breast and then held in position with a sports bra. The Noogleberry is a hand pump system but functions on the same concept.The Brava is a gentler technique that takes longer to produce an effect, but has to be used overnight. The Noogleberry can be used for around an hour each day.Both of these methods work on the principle of causing swelling in the breast, but following a long interval (a month or two) the swelling has a tendency to become more permanent. Brava has conducted scientific trials in which they’re saying they prove that the technique is effective and that the effects are long term.Is it worthwhile? The outlook is divided. Some plastic surgeons say that some of their patients are ladies who tried Brava and just weren’t pleased with the results.The issue with the Brava system as well is that it takes an inordinate level of commitment to keep up. Remember that this system, which is not easy to wear to put it mildly, has to be used for 8 to 10 hours each day for a lengthy period of time. Additionally, it requires quite a sacrifice on the part of the spouse or partner of the woman involved because it essentially controls your lifestyle for the time period that it is getting used. Nearly all women on the Noogleberry forum are very pleased with the effects and a few assert that their gains are long term, but once again, these adjustments developed over the course of a couple of months and once again, most of the augmentation that can be achieved like this is about 1 cup size.

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Online poker firm set for multibillion pound flotation

Saturday, June 4, 2005

Partygaming Plc, the worlds largest online poker company, has announced that it intends to float on the London Stock Exchange by the end of this month. Although it has not yet set a price, analysts in The City are speculating that the flotation could value the firm at up to STG£5bn. Such a valuation would make the flotation the largest in four years.

The Gibraltar-based company, which owns the Partypoker brand, intends to sell 23% of the company in the flotation. If the company’s initial public offering is successful, the firm will enter the FTSE 100 Index (the top 100 firms on the exchange by value). Its value would be greater than that of both British Airways and Boots.

Partygaming Plc was founded in 1997 by Anurag Dikshit and has since grown at a huge rate – doubling profits in the past year alone to STG£371m. At peak times it attracts 70,000 simultaneous players.

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Wikinews interviews Joe Schriner, Independent U.S. presidential candidate

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Journalist, counselor, painter, and US 2012 Presidential candidate Joe Schriner of Cleveland, Ohio took some time to discuss his campaign with Wikinews in an interview.

Schriner previously ran for president in 2000, 2004, and 2008, but failed to gain much traction in the races. He announced his candidacy for the 2012 race immediately following the 2008 election. Schriner refers to himself as the “Average Joe” candidate, and advocates a pro-life and pro-environmentalist platform. He has been the subject of numerous newspaper articles, and has published public policy papers exploring solutions to American issues.

Wikinews reporter William Saturn? talks with Schriner and discusses his campaign.

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Give Your Music Passion A New Height Through Dubstep Fl Studio Pack

Give your Music Passion a New Height through Dubstep FL Studio Pack

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Modern technology has changed the living scenario. Almost everything has been making use of technology, whether they are computers or any digital device. If we talk about Internet, it has brought a drastic change in our lives. We can shop online, listen to music, find information and download software according to our wish through Internet only.

All these changes have affected the music world. Music, a passion symbol, lets our feelings and emotions flow through our words and sounds of musical instruments. Whether these feelings are of joy or sorrow or love or hate, it drives the human souls. People who keep the passion for music can bring changes in the world through their music only.

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From the past decade, people are so much involved in music which has led to its marvelous growth. This growth has brought up various changes in the music. Remix music is one of the best examples of these drastic changes which have come up today. The original version of the song can be edited to form a remix song. These changes can be done making changes in the speed and tempo or by changing the pitch of singer s tone.

For this remixing, many software have come up in the market.

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Every time, when discussion on multi track recording starts FL Studio s name comes first in everyone s mind. This highly professional software is satisfying people a lot by music creation. Their usability and music editing characters have become popular in the studio and hobby artists. Its formal name is Fruity Loops. It can be used as virtual studio technology instrument as it is digital audio workstation. Moreover, its different editions are also available. Fruity edition, FL studio express, signature bundle, mobile, FL studios producer edition and free demo are its few editions. Apart from all this, it has three versions with ranging plug-ins like Edison, dashboard, maximus and deckadance. It also provides various sound processing effects like pitcher, vocodex, juice pack, patcher and gross beat.

For reliving tension, you can have a collection of various songs. You can even build up a sound library. This can help you a lot at the time of client dealing. Moreover, you will get inspired for building up your own creativity for making freaking sounds. FL studios producer edition is the standard edition available with the fruity edition s characteristics. You can use it on different Operating Systems like windows XP, Vista and Mac. For its efficient work, huge space and RAM is required. One should try it once through its demo version as it costs much. After you have used it, you can purchase one if it satisfies your requirements. For more information regarding this, you can surf Internet and give your passion for music a new height.

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