Uruguayan Navy Collaborated on Seizure of 270 kg of Marijuana in Haiti

first_imgBy Dialogo April 16, 2010 The Uruguayan Navy collaborated on the seizure of 270 kilograms of marijuana in Haitian territorial waters, the navy’s spokesperson, Capt. Anselmo Borges, announced in Montevideo. The seizure took place Tuesday, when Naval Aviation Helicopter A063, a Bölkow BO105, was performing a reconnaissance mission near Ile a Vache, according to a statement by the navy. Borges explained that the helicopter, embarked on board the ship ROU 04 “General Artigas,” which had begun its return voyage to Montevideo after unloading various Uruguayan donations in Port-au-Prince – principally two water-purification units, food, and medicine – carried out the reconnaissance mission at the UN’s request. While the mission was underway, the aircraft was alerted by the ship’s crew “to the presence of a suspicious craft heading toward the coast from the open sea at great speed,” for which reason the helicopter “proceeded in search of it, successfully intercepting it a few minutes later,” the statement says. “The launch’s three crew members, upon seeing that a military helicopter was approaching, ran the craft straight for the coast and left it adrift with its entire cargo as they ran to hide in the jungle,” the statement adds. The Uruguayan aircraft “immediately reported the events to the UN mission in Haiti and requested support from the Uruguayan naval base in Port Salut (part of Minustah), a few miles away, so that the base would send ships to seize the launch,” which they then “turned over to the competent authorities,” Borges said. Uruguay has a contingent of 1,162 ‘blue helmets’ deployed with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (Minustah).last_img read more

3 ways you might be letting the minutes slip away

first_imgI’m not exactly sure what Steve Miller meant when he sang “time keeps on slipping into the future,” but that sounds a lot like wasting time. Time is precious and sometimes your time is wasted in ways you don’t realize. When you’re at the office, you have to be mindful of the time you let slip away. I mean have you seen “The Office”? Here are a few ways you could be wasting time at work…Your processes are letting you down: Every workplace has processes that are less than efficient. It’s like putting tape over a hole in your roof. It’s not going to be the right solution. Find solutions that are going to get down to the root of the problem and not cause you or your team to have to waste any additional time fixing it later.Too much attempted multi-tasking: Multi-tasking sounds great in theory. But it definitely doesn’t work well for everyone. If you can keep your brain focused on one task at a time, you’ll get through each task as efficiently as you possibly can. Don’t let your to-do list keep you unfocused all day. Make a list and knock it out one item at a time.Your meetings need to be combined: Some meetings are good meetings. But how many times have you left a meeting and then thought to yourself: “That could have been a very short email.” Before you schedule a meeting, make a list of everything you want to cover and exactly what you want to say. At that point, you can decide if it really calls for a meeting. You might end up being the hero who saves everyone’s time. 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more