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

FlixBus increases the frequency of departures, adds new destinations, but no one welcomes their buses

first_imgThe cities of Istria and Kvarner are currently connected with Slovenia, Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic and Hungary. Direct connections with destinations such as Ljubljana, Maribor, Munich, Berlin, Prague, Vienna or Budapest provide passengers with easy access at affordable prices, and Rijeka, along with Zagreb and Split, is the most frequent hub of FlixBus this season as well. As otherwise, let alone this year, any additional connection with emitting markets is crucial, so FlixBus is once again proving to be an important segment in the development of Croatia’s tourist offer. By re-establishing a green network throughout Europe and connecting Croatia with numerous European destinations, FlixBus returns to the bus transport of passengers an important role during this tourist season. While tourism and tourism workers are on their knees and falling apart from the fight day by day, with daily changes to the rules of the game, unfortunately the whole system has totally failed. Rijeka, Crikvenica and Opatija are additionally connected with Munich and Berlin, and also, passengers have day and night lines that connect Pula, Rovinj and Rijeka directly with Vienna and Budapest, while on the route Prague – Rijeka more seats are required. FlixBus: Great demand of passengers for Kvarner and Istria ˝As a strong European brand, FlixBus, thanks to its wide network, high frequency and affordable and quality service during all these years, has established itself as an important segment in the development of Croatia’s tourist offer. And in these challenging times for all of us, we strive to respond positively to the needs of our passengers for travel and constantly supplement their offer in compliance with all safety measures. ˝ said Ante Grbeša, director of FlixBus CEE South region. By the way, until this year, the increase in the number of tourists arriving from abroad by FlixBus buses, from season to season, has grown by up to 80% to certain destinations. The FlixBus green bus network extends to 29 European countries and connects 2000 destinations with 350.000 daily lines. On the other hand, in the role of a county tourist board, especially this year when they have poor budgets with which they cannot do anything special in Europe, he would personally direct the budget in cooperation with FlixBus. Logically, because there is a line, a line that works and brings tourists. Open your eyes wide, watch, follow and react immediately. Fight in the true sense. Maybe the CNTB could see its opportunity, it should have been a long time ago, let alone in this crisis year, to advertise open lines to the same markets through cooperation with FlixBus. Apart from being a European brand and an extremely extensive network, this year our advantage as a car destination has been expressed like never before. And as we know, if there is demand, there are business opportunities. In this situation, demand should even be provoked and imposed on the market, let alone further intensify advertising on those lines and markets that are open and functioning. No, this is not a PR article, but logical and market thinking, especially in this crisis situation. Every new open line with an emitting gold market is worth it, because this year we are literally fighting for every guest. FlixBus served in this story as just one example, a small part of our tourist mosaic. Although Flixbus is not welcomed by the ministers of our government, in line with the increased interest of passengers in traveling in the direction of Kvarner and Istria, FlixBus from 17.7. introduces new destinations and increases the frequency of departures.  And at the worst moment, just when he should have pulled the most so far and organized our entire tourist story.last_img read more

Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal bothered by left shoulder

first_imgYasmani Grandal was available to the Dodgers in Game 4, but his left shoulder was bothering him plenty after Game 3.“I knew at some point it would come back again,” he said after Monday’s game, his shoulder heavily wrapped. “Some days it’s going to hurt. Some days it’s not. You just take it one day at a time.”A.J. Ellis caught Kershaw in Game 4, as expected.“If he (Grandal) wasn’t going to be available, we would have made a move,” Mattingly said. “But we feel like he’s going to be able to play. We know he’ll be able to play tonight, and then moving forward we have to make a decision.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error NEW YORK >> last_img