By Dialogo February 07, 2012 In early January, the Ecuadorean Navy detected another drug submersible 60 miles off the coast of Puná Island, in an action in which three Colombian nationals and one Ecuadorean citizen were arrested after they succeeded in sinking the vessel. This is the second large drug seizure of 2012, following the announcement by the police and the Navy on January 27 that 1.3 tons of cocaine had been seized in the gulf of Guayaquil, where three Ecuadorean nationals were also apprehended. Ecuador seized around 26 tons of drugs during 2011, compared to 18 tons in 2010 and a record of 68 tons in 2009 (64 of them cocaine), according to the police. “More than a ton of drugs, nine people arrested, high-caliber weapons (…) are the results of a police operation,” Justice Minister José Serrano reported on his Twitter account, where he also congratulated the Anti-narcotics Police for their work. The seizure took place in the maritime port following the arrest of the nine suspects in various locations in Guayaquil and in the locality of Mocache, which belongs to the neighboring province of Los Ríos. That shipment was being stored on a Puná Island shrimp boat, according to authorities, who simultaneously discovered a submersible on Santa Clara Island, 25 km south of Puná, which was used to transport alkaloids to Central America. The individuals arrested were brought before a judge to be arraigned for alleged narcotics trafficking, according to the police. The Ecuadorean police seized at least a ton of cocaine in the city of Guayaquil, southwest of Quito, in an operation in which nine people were arrested, authorities announced on February 5.
by: Sean McDonaldThe renowned Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote, “the thing about progress is that it always seems greater than it really is.”There is certainly truth in that statement. How many times have you heard (or said yourself) that “we’re making progress” after a meeting or when giving a report? Chances are, it’s probably more than you would care to admit. I’m guilty as well!The problem with “we’re making progress” is that the “progress” referenced is not usually defined. If you’re truly making progress, you should be able to answer an inevitable follow-up question from a true leader. Namely, “what does that mean, exactly?”You don’t ever want to be unprepared to answer that follow-up. You want to have details at the ready. You need to be able to demonstrate the progress to which you just attested. If you can do all of these, you are indeed being truthful when you say that you’re making progress. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich — Students at Alpena High School interested in the health and science field have a new state–of–the–art piece of equipment to look forward to this fall.The Anatomage table will allow students to view anatomy and physiology more in–depth without the use of a human model.Health Occupation Instructor, Jennie Spomer is excited and already preparing for her fall class.Spomer finds the table to be very effective for learning and feels it will make things clearer for the students.She added that there are many career opportunities for students taking health occupation classes including physical therapy, a dietitian, and even becoming a state certified nurse’s assistantClasses will begin in late August and the course will be taught in both a hybrid and classroom setting while adhering to social distancing guidelines. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alcona Schools new classroom procedures broken up by grade levelsNext Residents vote yes for ambulance millage