Ellie Hair’s hole-in-one leads Richfield to dominant tournament win in Moab

first_img Tags: Ellie Hair/Hole-in-one/Richfield Wildcats March 10, 2020 /Sports News – Local Ellie Hair’s hole-in-one leads Richfield to dominant tournament win in Moab FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMOAB, Utah-Ellie Hair hit a hole-in-one and the Richfield Wildcats dominated a Region 12 tournament in Moab Monday. The Wildcats shot a 337 to win by 86 strokes over second place Emery’s 423. Carbon came in third with a 427, followed by the host Grand, then South Sevier came in fifth with San Juan rounding out the field.Individually Ellie Hair of Richfield won by 10 strokes shooting a 74, including the hole-in-one. Her teammates finished second and third with Natasha Oldroyd shooting an 84 and Piper Harris shooting an 86. Carbon’s Jordan Bianco finished fourth with a 91 and Richfield’s Gwen Stubbs rounded out the top five with a 93. Robert Lovell Written bylast_img read more

French Journalist Released in Colombia

first_img French journalist Romeo Langlois, detained by the Colombian FARC in April, arrived at the location for his release, in a hamlet in the jungles of Caquetá (South), on May 30, apparently in good health, AFP confirmed. Wearing a gray shirt and black pants, the journalist arrived by car at 1:30 p.m. local time (6:30 p.m. GMT), spoke to the press surrounded by guerrillas, and was shortly turned over to a humanitarian commission that expected him on site. “Other than having been detained for a month when I was wounded, everything else has gone very well. I can’t complain,” Langlois said in his initial statements to the media at the location, stating that he was never tied up during his slightly more than a month of captivity. “They always treated me as a guest (…) they were always respectful,” he added. Langlois fell into the hands of the FARC on April 28, when the Military patrol with which he was travelling for a story on anti-drug operations was attacked by guerrillas in Caquetá. Four Military personnel died in the clash, and the journalist was wounded in one arm, after which he is believed to have surrendered to the guerrillas. “I didn’t need this experience to get to know the Colombian conflict or the guerrilla group. I’m convinced that it’s necessary to continue covering this conflict. There’s been a lot of politics around my case, from many sides. It seems sad to me that they need to detain people to get people to come to this area,” he also declared. Minutes after entering the town in which he was released, Langlois began filming, using a small video camera. The humanitarian mission, made up of former Colombian senator Piedad Córdoba, French government envoy Jean-Baptiste Chauvin, and delegates from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), arrived in the hamlet of San Isidro around 11:00 a.m. (4:00 p.m. GMT) on May 30. Since the early morning, numerous guerrillas, including several women, wearing impeccable olive-green uniforms and rubber boots and armed with rifles, roamed the streets. On his arrival in San Isidro, Chauvin stated that “the French government’s desire is that Langlois be able to reunite with his family members as soon as possible and return to his work as a journalist.” Two weeks earlier, the FARC had announced its intention to unilaterally turn him over to a humanitarian mission. By Dialogo May 31, 2012last_img read more

Biden condemns ‘institutional racism,’ Floyd death as he reignites campaign

first_imgTopics : “He tear-gassed peaceful protesters and fired rubber bullets. For a photo,” Biden wrote, referring to Trump’s decision to use law enforcement — including military police — to clear protesters from outside the White House so he could pose for photographs at a riot-damaged church nearby. “For our children, for the very soul of our country, we must defeat him,” the former vice president said.Biden also announced in a campaign statement he would speak Tuesday morning in Philadelphia “on the civil unrest facing communities across America.”The speech will be just his third public appearance since the COVID-19 pandemic began in mid-March.  Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden blasted President Donald Trump and denounced “systemic racism” Monday as he sought to reignite his White House campaign after weeks of coronavirus sequestration.Biden, who had met with anti-racism protesters on Sunday, took to Twitter to express his fury at his opponent’s response to the protests that have broken out nationwide over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, at the hands of a white Minnesota police officer.”He’s using the American military against the American people,” Biden tweeted after the president vowed to order an army crackdown on civil unrest gripping the United States. Promise for first 100 days At the Bethel AME church, which has a black congregation, Biden wore a mask and took notes after a prayer was said.Leaders and congregation members criticized Trump, but also challenged Biden to do more for African Americans if he wins the White House in the November 3 election.Democratic House Representative Blunt Rochester, in emotional, impassioned remarks, said she appreciated Biden for “showing up.””For those who are out there complaining, we’ve got a president that ain’t even showing up, that doesn’t even care,” she said. “Come on.”But State Senator Darius Brown noted that African-Americans did not gain economically during the eight years of Biden’s vice presidency. “We’re here not only to love you, but to push you” for more support to the Democratic Party’s African-American base, he said.Biden said he would work in his first hundred days of office to address the needs of black Americans.”I promise you… that we’re going to make sure that the economic recovery deals with the institutional structures and institutional racism, but also economic structures that need to be fixed,” he said.Biden also promised that, if elected, he would create a police oversight commission in his first hundred days in office.Several people urged Biden to choose an African-American as his vice presidential running mate.”I promise you there are multiple African-American candidates who are being considered,” he said.Biden is popular among black voters, a key electorate for any Democrat hoping to win the presidency.But he is not immune to criticism.In May, he provoked backlash when he told a radio host “you ain’t black” if he was thinking of voting for Trump. Biden quickly apologized after the interview was aired.center_img ‘Systemic racism’ In a meeting with African-American religious and political leaders on Monday in which Floyd’s death figured prominently, and speaking later in a virtual town hall, Biden accused Republican Trump of fomenting racist hate and letting minorities suffer most in the novel coronavirus pandemic.”The band-aid has been ripped off this pandemic and this president,” Biden said, speaking at the Bethel AME Church in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.”Nobody can pretend any longer what this is all about.”The church meeting was the second time that Biden, who served as president Barack Obama’s vice president, had participated in person in a public gathering since mid-March, when the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly paralyzed his campaign.”Hate just hides. Doesn’t go away. And when you have somebody in power who breathes oxygen into the hate under the rocks, it comes out from under the rocks,” Biden said of Trump.”It matters what the president says,” Biden added. “It encourages people to bring out the vitriol.”Speaking later at a virtual town hall Biden returned to the theme of racism.”There is systemic racism, white supremacy, it’s real,” he said. “You see it. I think we all see it but African-Americans see more clearly.”Floyd’s death “invoked the full weight of our history … how black lives have been devalued by society. And it’s not only intolerable but people are angry.”Biden’s remarks came after days and nights of demonstrations and riots around the country over the death of Floyd, filmed as he was pleading for air while his neck was under the white police officer’s knee.Biden said he had spoken with Floyd’s family during the past few days.During a virtual fundraiser late Monday Biden said that Floyd’s brother Philonise told him: “Promise me. Promise me we’ll have justice. Promise me people will be held accountable. Promise me that.” After facing accusations that he was out of touch by spending too much time at home in virus lockdown, the 77-year-old Biden seems to have gotten another wind and is ready to step up the pace of his campaign as restrictions relax.last_img read more

US busts online drugs ring Farmer’s Market

first_img Tweet 14 Views   no discussions HealthInternationalLifestylePrint US busts online drugs ring Farmer’s Market by: – April 17, 2012 Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share Share The secret ring supplied drugs to clients in 35 countries around the world, the US saidThe US authorities say they have busted a secret internet drugs market, where people around the world could buy LSD, ecstasy and other illegal substances.The ring – The Farmer’s Market – is said to have operated through a computer network which allows users to communicate anonymously.At least eight people have been held in the US, the Netherlands and Colombia.They have been charged with drug trafficking and money laundering and will face trial in the US.‘Clear message’The arrests were the culmination of the two-year Operation Adam Bomb, officials from the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced late on Monday.The sophisticated ring had tried to hide its activities “through the use of advanced anonymising online technology,” said Briane Grey, the DEA’s acting special agent in charge.He added that the arrests “should send a clear message to organisations that are using technology to conduct criminal activity that the DEA and our law enforcement partners will track them down and bring them to justice”.The US authorities have identified Marc Willems, 42, as the “lead defendant”, who is believed to have created and run the network. He has been arrested at his home in the Netherlands.It is alleged that more than $1m (£630,000) worth of drugs sales were processed through the sophisticated ring which used the TOR computer network between 2007-09.The Farmer’s Market reportedly provided order forms, customer service and accepted payments through PayPal, Western Union and other means.It had customers in every US state as well as in 34 countries around the world.BBC Newslast_img read more