By Dialogo November 04, 2010 The United States government delivered three X-ray scanning machines to Mexico for use at customs posts to detect drugs and contraband, as part of the resources appropriated for the Merida Initiative, the U.S. embassy announced. “The Tax Administration Service (SAT) received three mobile X-ray trucks,” the diplomatic mission said in a statement. These vehicles, the first installment of a total of thirteen that will be donated to the Mexican government, will enable the discreet detection of irregularities in merchandise crossing Mexico’s borders, the bulletin added. The other trucks, worth one million dollars each, will be delivered in the next sixty days. The Merida Initiative is a U.S. program to provide 1.6 billion dollars in aid for the fight against drugs in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean and was negotiated in 2007, during George W. Bush’s administration. Of this amount, around 1.3 billion dollars is destined for Mexico.
October 6, 2020
Nathan Dee and Prue Warren bought at Epiq for its location and affordability.A NEW masterplanned community at Lennox Head has had such high demand from locals that developers are calling for ballot draws to ensure buyers have a fair chance at securing a block of land. Clarence Property is running the ballot sale system in response to unprecedented buyer demand for Epiq’s stage two release. During that release 66 lots, valued at $23.5 million, were sold within 24 hours. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoLennox Head’s latest masterplanned communityProspective buyers who missed out on stage two now have the chance to land a homesite of their choosing in stage three. Those who have registered will find out if their name has been drawn at a buyer event on June 14. This third stage will include 78 lots starting from $300,000 with blocks ranging from 600sq m to 1700sq m. It is within walking distance of Epiq’s new sporting fields, which will include an AFL ground, two rugby fields, two soccer fields and two cricket pitches. The ballot for stage three will be drawn by Elder Real Estate’s Michael King, who said he expects a repeat performance of stage two. “We have already had registrations for stage three from people who missed out on the ballot draw for stage two,” Mr King said.“I’m expecting even more competition for land in stage three because development at Epiq is more advanced and people can see the community starting to take shape,” he said. Registrations must be made prior to May 31.
September 16, 2020
Published on February 23, 2020 at 3:20 pm Contact Arabdho: [email protected] | @aromajumder Brendan Curry ran horizontally across the top of the offensive zone late in the fourth quarter and let a long shot go. Unlike most of the afternoon, this shot stayed down and punched the top right corner of the Army cage. It provided an insurance goal as SU (3-0) extended its lead to 9-7, a score that would hold until the final buzzer against No. 9 Army (3-2) on Sunday afternoon. The Orange didn’t hold their first lead until the 5:46 mark in the fourth quarter, but with career-best performances from Drake Porter and Jamie Trimboli, SU avoided an upset and stayed undefeated.Here are three takeaways from the game. Brick wallArmy’s Nickolas Edinger caught a pass in front of the net and turned to face SU goalie Drake Porter one-on-one. He faked high a couple of times before trying to squeeze it through Porter’s five-hole. But Porter got down with his stick to stop it like he had the entire game. The senior goalie made nine saves in the first quarter alone for Syracuse and finished with a career-high 18. Porter’s play in the first half limited Army to five goals on 17 shots. With Syracuse’s offense unable to get going until the start of the second half, Porter kept the Army lead manageable. The Black Knights had multiple chances one-on-one against Porter in front of the cage when Syracuse slid. He was only beat once in the first half in those situations, when Miles Silva shot high instead of faking. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter Jamie Trimboli’s first goal in the second half, Army came down and took a long shot on Porter. He saved it, and 39 seconds later, Trimboli was down at the other end putting the ball in the back of the net. The next Army possession, the sequence repeated — this time taking only 16 seconds for Trimboli to score. With Porter as their anchor, the Orange launched their comeback. Shooting woes continueNew offensive coordinator Pat March noted SU’s shooting percentage struggles through its first two games. The Orange came into Sunday ranked 26th nationally at 31.7%. That was well off other Atlantic Coast Conference teams like North Carolina and Notre Dame, which are both above 36%. In the first half against Army, the poor shooting continued, and SU scored just twice on 18 shots. Some of that resulted from where the Army defense forced shots from. Syracuse got too close to the goalie at times, and with the Orange coming from the side of the net Army goalie Wyatt Schupler easily closed the angle. But many shots went high and wide. Griffin Cook had one chance when he was open backside but took it behind-the-back and missed the cage entirely. Syracuse also didn’t get as many chances as it did against Colgate and Binghamton, averaging 60 shots across those two games. Army limited the Orange to 47 shots on Sunday afternoon. Trimboli TrebleSyracuse badly needed a spark of offense to start the second half, and Trimboli delivered. Thirty seconds into the third quarter, Trimboli cut the Army lead to two goals when Brendan Curry found him in the middle of the offensive zone with a sliver of space. Then Curry tried a similar feed to Stephen Rehfuss but missed the pass. But Trimboli was shadowing the Rehfuss backdoor cut and caught the pass and shot low right past the Army goalie. To cap off a third-quarter hat trick in under five minutes, Trimboli had an unassisted effort where he dodged from the wing and shot in a similar location to beat the goalie. On an afternoon the rest of his teammates shot high and wide and struggled to find space against a suffocating Army defense, Trimboli ended with five goals on seven shots and led a Syracuse comeback to avoid an early season upset and earn its first top-ten win of the year. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
August 14, 2020
UPDATE: Smith spoke with NFL Media’s Jim Trotter about the coin toss decision.I asked Geno Smith what he called during the coin toss for overtime. His answer … pic.twitter.com/Idz3KRNU1z— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) November 12, 2019Trotter says Smith confirmed to him that he called “heads.” He also explained his reasoning for calling “heads” which doesn’t really make sense, but we’ll let him roll with it. According to Trotter, Smith told him he called “heads” because Russell Wilson called “tails” earlier in the game.This is a fine reason, but then Smith went on to say it involved math, which, no it doesn’t. Either way, Smith confirmed he said “heads.” Geno Smith calls tails during OT coin flipRef says he called HeadsSeahawks given ballLadies and Gentleman, NFL officiating… 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/Y1WRk4rKfx— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) November 12, 2019MORE: 49ers kicker Chase McLaughlin almost hit someone in the tunnel with shanked kickIt’s similar to the Yanny or Laurel debate that became popular in 2018. Essentially, whichever word you’re trying to hear, you will hear. So if you watch that video expecting to hear “tails” then you’ll hear what appears to be Smith saying “tails.”Also, if Smith did say “tails” he wouldn’t correct the official because “heads” ended up giving Seattle the ball. So it’s an important distinction as to what he said. But a high quality version of the coin flip makes it clear Smith is saying “heads.”Take a listen.Even if this video doesn’t convince you, the actions of the players should.The official says “your call is heads” and there was enough time for Smith to stop him and say “no I said tails,” if he wanted. But Smith doesn’t stop him. On the other side, Richard Sherman doesn’t react at all. If Smith said “tails,” then Sherman would have certainly said something.Take a look at an actual coin flip snub where Jerome Bettis clearly says “tails” but the official says “heads is the call.” Bettis and other Steelers players corrected the official right away before they knew the result of the coin flip.Smith reacted to the coin flip debate on social media, tweeting: “Basically how the media works now a days.. clout chasing ruined the world!”And as for the success of the coin flip, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll discussed that on his radio show appearance on 710 ESPN.”He’s all time,” Carroll said about Smith’s coin toss decisions. “They were chanting his name when he was walking out there. ‘Geno! Geno!’ It was awesome.”All of this is a long-winded way of saying Geno Smith called heads. Geno Smith is involved in a controversy over whether he said “heads” or “tails” during the overtime coin flip in the Seahawks’ win over the 49ers on “Monday Night Football.”But the “controversy” only exists because there’s a poorly recorded video of the call in question. A tweet from an NFL meme account has more than 19,000 likes suggesting Smith says “tails.” And if you listen to the audio, it does kind of sound like he says “tails.”
December 26, 2019
“The board of the EFL has not as yet agreed on the sanction that it will be seeking from the commission, having discussed the matter at its board meeting yesterday for the first time.”Reports claim the club could face a sanction of up to 12 points but it is understood Birmingham would fight any deduction.A club statement read: “We are complying with everything required under the imposed EFL business plan.”It is understood understands Birmingham’s owners Trillion Trophy Asia are confident of avoiding a points deduction which, if imposed, would seriously dent City’s hopes of avoiding a fight against relegation.Monk’s side are currently 20th in the Sky Bet Championship table with four points after six league games and still looking for their first win of the season. Birmingham City could face a 12-point deduction from the English Football League after allegedly breaking Financial Fair Play rules.In August, the EFL said it was “exceptionally disappointed” with the £2million signing of Danish left-back Kristian Pedersen while the club was under a transfer embargo, meaning players could only be signed under certain restrictions. The signing of Kristian Pedersen could result in a 12-point penalty 2 2 Birmingham City could be hit with a huge 12 point penalty The Blues have been referred to a disciplinary commission which will hear representations from both the EFL and the club.Birmingham were placed under the embargo after exceeding losses of £39million over a three-year period, with manager Garry Monk only allowed to sign five players during the summer transfer window, those being either free transfers or loan signings on wages of less than £10,000 per week.An EFL spokesman said: “The club has been referred to a disciplinary commission which will hear representations from both the EFL and Birmingham City before reaching a decision.“The commission, convened under EFL regulations, has the scope to determine the sanction without restriction.