Honduran Authorities Discover Cocaine-Processing Laboratory

first_img The Honduran authorities discovered a “well-equipped” cocaine-processing laboratory on 9 March in an isolated mountain area in the department of Cortés, around 280 km north of the capital, a police spokesperson told AFP. The spokesperson, Leonel Sauceda, said that the authorities were on the trail of a cocaine-processing installation, which “was discovered in the Cerro Negro [Black Peak] area, in the municipality of Omoa.” “This is the first drug-processing laboratory found in Honduras. Tents, a generator, two air compressors, and chemicals in barrels were found, in the best style of well-equipped laboratories in Colombia,” the officer emphasized. Sauceda explained that drug traffickers have been importing paste from South America in order to process the drug and ship it from Honduras to the United States. The Honduran authorities affirm that they are maintaining an offensive against drug traffickers, who have found sanctuary for their operations especially in unpopulated areas in the country’s east. By Dialogo March 11, 2011last_img read more

Stocco, Donovan see extensive action in pass heavy contest

first_imgMATTHEW KUTZ/Herald photoLast season, then-sophomore quarterback John Stocco secured himself the starting quarterback job after an impressive spring game performance. This year, the junior wasn’t looking to secure any job, but nevertheless Stocco again outperformed his fellow quarterbacks in the annual spring classic.A year ago, Wisconsin struggled to move the ball through the air, ranking 103rd out of 117 teams nationally and averaging 167 passing yards per game. This year, the Badgers are trying to amend that statistic, switching up their passing game to a new, timing-based system of routes. While the transition has been anything but smooth, Stocco has stood head and shoulders above his competition.“Stocco clearly had the best spring of our quarterbacks,” head coach Barry Alvarez said.While Stocco did have the best day of any of the UW quarterbacks at Lussier Field, his day was far from pretty. With the offense working heavily on improving their new-look passing attack, Stocco and his receivers were clearly still working on gaining a solid rapport with each other.There were, however, flashes of what is potentially in store for next season. On their third drive of the game, the Stocco-led Cardinal squad went to a hurry-up offense. After Stocco failed to connect with a receiver on his first two passes, he hit a slanting Jonathan Orr on a 14-yard route for the first down. The next play, Stocco found Jason Pociask on an out-route for a 17-yard gain. The drive would eventually stall, but the tone was set.Two series later, Stocco connected with Owen Daniels over the middle on a 4th-and-10 situation to keep the drive alive. Stocco followed up the throw with a 25-yard toss to Orr in the back corner of the end zone for the Cardinal’s first touchdown.On the day, the Richfield, Minn., native went 13-for-29 for 158 yards and a touchdown. Stocco was also picked off twice on deep throws in his one half of play.“[What] we as receivers and quarterbacks need to do is get out there and get reps with it and work on the timing so I know when they are coming out of their break, where they are coming out of it, and they know where that ball is going to be,” Stocco said. “Over the summer, we’ll get a ton of reps with it and just keep getting better with it.”Backup Tyler Donovan took the bulk of the repetitions on Saturday, beginning the game leading the White squad, before taking over all quarterbacking duties to open the second half, eventually giving way to walk-on Craig Meier late in the contest.Donovan also struggled in the new system, completing just seven of his 22 attempts. The sophomore-to-be did toss a 45-yard pass to Marcus Randle El, and was the only Badger quarterback to not throw an interception.But Donovan’s impact next season could come on the ground more than through the air. The best athlete at his position, Donovan’s ability to make plays with his feet continues to intrigue the UW coaching staff.“I think [Donovan] just brings something to the table,” Alvarez said. “He has some athletic ability, he [poses] some threats. We wanted to do it in the bowl game; [we] let him play one series, probably should have got him in a little bit more. But I’d like to take advantage of some of his skills.”Redshirt freshman Bryan Savage did not participate in the game after suffering an injury earlier in the week and will be out for the next three to four weeks. While the practice would have been beneficial for the young gunslinger, his performance this spring hadn’t warranted any movement on the depth chart.“I didn’t think [Savage] pushed,” Alvarez said.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 111 | A week of dry bales and wet field concerns

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This jam-packed episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, covers the wide-ranging concerns of farmers in a time of prevented plant and cover crop questions, among others.On this week’s podcast, Matt, Dale and Joel talk about the recent meeting by the Ohio No-till Council at Ohio Northern, chatting with Jan Layman, Gary Wilson, and Bob Hendershot in the process. The third week of Feeding Farmers brought a talk with farmer Willie Murphy and his diversified operation. It’s also a busy time for listening sessions between the Ohio Director of Agriculture Dorothy Pelanda and farmers around the state. Pelanda, as well as farmer Christy Leeds, talks about the tough time had so far this year. All that, plus we hear from grain merchandiser Jon Scheve on the surprising June acreage report, in the Ohio Ag Net Podcast.last_img read more

Celebrity Game Entertaining Curtain-Raiser

first_imgA host of celebrities, Touch Football Australia sponsors, Australian Touch Football representatives and TFA staff and Board members took to the field before the second day of the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series to battle it out on the Sharks home ground, Remondis Stadium. Former League star and NRL Ambassador, Ben Ross, former Bulldogs player and now Steeden Sales Manager, Luke Patten, as well as representatives from TFA sponsors, X-Blades, BLK and Steeden were a part of the day, as well as several Cronulla Sharks players who ‘coached’ the teams. Australian representatives Jessica McCall, Scott Buckley, Leah Percy, Simon Lang and Patricia Michaelopoulos also took part in the game. Cronulla Sharks Mermaids, Lauren and Elyse were on the sidelines and also took to the field during the game, with Mermaids touchdowns resulting in four points as an incentive.David Fifita, acting as one of the coaches, told the crowd at half-time that his team should focus on bringing the coaching staff more ice blocks in the second half, due to the warm conditions.  Nothing could separate the two teams at full-time, with game finishing at 11-all, with plenty of fun had by all. Former Sharks player and the NRL Footy Show’s Beau Ryan also made an appearance and was a popular addition to the event, with many photo opportunities taking place with spectators and even the Australian and New Zealand teams in the lead up to the day two games. Ryan said although he couldn’t take to the field he enjoyed the experience. “It was pretty intense, I wish I could have been out there playing but it’s great to be back here around the guys. I’m really excited to watch Australia play New Zealand, it’s pretty full on, it’s a good day for Touch,” Ryan said on Saturday. “I’ve got a lot of appreciation for Benji (Marshall) and the guys that used to play Touch, we used to go watch them play all the time in Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour. I do appreciate how hard it is and how fit they are. Because I can’t play League anymore, who knows maybe I can play Touch (in the future).”Sharks player, Fa’amanu Brown was one of the several Sharks players involved on the sidelines helping out the teams and said it was fun to be a part of the day. “It was quite exciting, there a lot of celebrities here like Ben Ross, Beau Ryan and Luke Patten, he was a legend that I used to watch when I was a bit younger.”Australian Women’s Open representative, Leah Percy, who was also at the Youth Trans Tasman helping out the Australian Women’s 20’s team, also enjoyed her time on the field. “It was really good fun, it was a nice friendly game and it was a bit competitive too so it was good.”Please visit the TFA Facebook page – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia for photos from the event and stay tuned to the TFA YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus for highlights from the game. Related LinksCelebrity Gamelast_img read more