first_imgBy Dialogo April 05, 2013 “Approximately 52 individuals were arrested on federal narcotics and money laundering charges, and approximately 51 individuals were arrested on state narcotics and related charges.” US law enforcement authorities arrested more than 100 people on March 3, in what was described as a “massive operation” against heroin and cocaine traffickers from the Caribbean into Connecticut. “This morning, more than 700 law enforcement officers involved in the operation executed scores of federal and state arrest and arrest warrants in Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Puerto Rico,” the federal prosecutor’s office for Connecticut said. “We allege that the defendants arrested today were responsible for a very large percentage of the heroin and cocaine available for street sale in New London County,” said US Attorney David Fein. center_img The alleged ring was importing “wholesale amounts of drugs” to Connecticut. Most of the defendants would face prison sentences of between five and 10 years if found guilty. The wave of arrests followed a 15-month investigation into the trafficking of the drugs from Puerto Rico and the nearby Dominican Republic. Authorities built their case on wiretaps of 15 telephones, physical surveillance and undercover purchases of cocaine and heroin, the US attorney’s office said. last_img read more


first_img However, it has since been reported that Ter Stegen – widely viewed as one of the world’s elite goalkeepers – will pen a new and improved contract through to 2025. With a buyout clause of €180m, there is no great concern at the Camp Nou about the situation but they have had to push back their forecasts of an agreement. The 27-year-old has demonstrated he is one of football’s elite goalkeepers with a series of world-class performances for the Blaugrana, whom he joined from Borussia Mochengladbach in 2014 for €12m. Ter Stegen has been described as a tall, agile and consistent goalkeeper, with quick reflexes, good decision-making and excellent shot-stopping abilities; he is also strong in the air, good in one-on-one situations, and effective at communicating with his back-line courtesy of his strong personality. He initially was number two to Claudio Bravo at the club before establishing himself as first-choice, and is currently above summer arrival Neto in the pecking order. Loading… Promoted Content7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The World10 Completely Unexpected Facts About The US President’s DaughterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them Chelsea are intent on signing a new goalkeeper this summer and have an ambitious dream of landing Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen. A report from Diario Sport claims that officials from the Blues are aware of the qualities of the German shot-stopper and believe he would be a significant upgrade on current Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. However, the report adds that the West London club acknowledge this is as an ‘impossible dream’ so whilst they do hold an interest in Ter Stegen, neither the player nor the Catalan giants are in any mood to enter negotiations. Indeed, a separate report from El Mundo Deportivo claims Kepa could be offered in exchange as part of an approach from Stamford Bridge. The German goalkeeper’s current deal at the Camp Nou runs through until the summer of 2022, after he penned an extended contract in 2017 but contract talks have stalled amid the financial uncertainty following the coronavirus pandemic.Advertisement Read Also: Chinese football gets go-ahead after 2,000 negative virus testsEarlier this month, Chelsea transfer news also saw them linked to another La Liga custodian with reported interest in a move to land Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak.However, it remains highly unlikely that either of the Spanish clubs will be willing to enter into negotiations for their prized assets.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more


first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error But another bizarre injury struck the Yankees. After the game, New York announced reliever Dellin Betances partially tore the Achilles tendon in his left foot when he hopped on the mound after striking out Brandon Drury, the second and final batter he faced in his season debut Sunday at Toronto.“It’s about as freak as it can be,” Manager Aaron Boone said.Betances’ season appears over after eight pitches. He and Severino spent much of the summer rehabbing together. A two-time All-Star, Severino got hurt while warming up before his first scheduled spring training appearance on March 5.He began tentatively in game 152, opening with a 12-pitch walk to Brian Goodwin, but got sharper and allowed just a pair of singles to a slumping Angels team that is playing the final two weeks of the regular season without American League MVP frontrunner Mike Trout, DH Shohei Ohtani and outfielder Justin Upton, all of whom have been shut down with injuries.David Fletcher and Kole Calhoun each had two hits for the Angels (68-83). PreviousLos Angeles Angels’ David Fletcher (6) runs to third base on a single by Kole Calhoun during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in New York. The Yankees won 8-0. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius tags out Los Angeles Angels’ David Fletcher, right, during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)Los Angeles Angels’ Noe Ramirez (24) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ Noe Ramirez (24) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)New York Yankees’ Luis Serverino delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 17: David Fletcher #6 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim connects on a first inning single against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 17, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)The Yankees’ Luis Serverino throws to the plate during the first inning of Tuesday’s game against the Angels in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 17: Jose Suarez #54 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches during the second inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 17, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)New York Yankees’ Cameron Maybin watches a ball he hit for a double during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)New York Yankees’ Luke Voit runs to home plate on a double by New York Yankees’ Cameron Maybin during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)Los Angeles Angels Noe Ramirez leaves during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)New York Yankees’ Luis Serverino delivers a pitch during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 17: Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim singles in the fourth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 17, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Jose Rodriguez (63) delivers a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)New York Yankees’ Didi Gregorius follows through on a two-run double during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)Los Angeles Angels third baseman David Fletcher (6) loses control of a ball hit by New York Yankees’ Cameron Maybin for a single during the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 17: DJ LeMahieu #26 of the New York Yankees connects on a fourth inning RBI single against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium on September 17, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 17: Gleyber Torres #25 of the New York Yankees watches the flight of his fourth inning three run home run against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium on September 17, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jose Suarez (54) reacts as New York Yankees’ Gleyber Torres runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)New York Yankees’ Gleyber Torres gestures as he reaches home plate after hitting a two run home run as teammate Aaron Judge, left, watches during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)Los Angeles Angels catcher Anthony Bemboom, left, talks to pitcher Jose Suarez during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)The Angels’ Luis Rengifo winches in pain after an injury during his seventh inning at-bat against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 17, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)New York Yankees’ Chance Adams delivers a pitch during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in New York. The Yankees won 8-0. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun hits a single during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in New York. The Yankees won 8-0. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)Los Angeles Angels’ David Fletcher (6) runs to third base on a single by Kole Calhoun during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in New York. The Yankees won 8-0. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius tags out Los Angeles Angels’ David Fletcher, right, during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NextShow Caption1 of 24New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius tags out Los Angeles Angels’ David Fletcher, right, during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)ExpandNEW YORK — Luis Severino got Albert Pujols to reach for a slider with runners at the corners and ground into a double play that ended the first inning of his season debut, then punched the pocket of his glove to celebrate.New York’s ace was back on the mound, in time to make an impact in the postseason.Severino pitched four dominant innings and reached 98.8 mph in an 8-0 win over the short-handed Angels on Tuesday night that moved New York to the brink of clinching its 21st postseason appearance in 25 years.“It was exciting. It was fun going out there and hearing the fans,” Severino said.center_img “All his pitches were nice and crisp,” the Angels’ Luis Rengifo said.Severino walked two and struck out four, throwing 47 of 67 pitches for strikes and leaving to an ovation from fans tracking his pitch count.“Looked pretty good out there, pretty sharp,” Yankees catcher Austin Romine said. “We need Sevy where we’re going. He’s pitched some big games for us, and we look forward to him pitching some more big games for us.”Severino had seven swings and misses on fastballs and two on sliders.“My fastball command I think was great. I still need to work a little bit more in sliders to left-handers,” he said.Severino’s return gives the Yankees a plethora of postseason rotation choices from a group that includes James Paxton (14-6), Masahiro Tanaka (10-8), Domingo Germán (18-4), CC Sabathia (5-8) and J.A. Happ (12-8).Severino was 19-8 with a 3.39 ERA in 32 starts last year but struggled late in the season. The Yankees at first diagnosed Severino with shoulder inflammation, but when the 25-year-old right-hander failed to improve he was sent for an MRI on April 9 that revealed a strained latissimus dorsi muscle. He didn’t throw off a mound again until a bullpen session on Aug. 9 and made three minor league injury rehabilitation appearances from Sept. 1-11.He started in a groove.“Another huge step back for him,” Boone said.STANDINGSNew York lowered its magic number to one over Cleveland to clinch the Yankees’ 55th postseason appearance – 22 more than any other team. New York’s magic number dropped to one over Tampa Bay to wrap up the Yankees’ 19th AL East title, their first since 2012. And at 99-53, the Yankees are on the verge of their 21st 100-win season, their first in back-to-back years since 2002-04.SCORINGGleyber Torres hit his 38th home run, a three-run drive that capped a six-run fourth inning against José Suarez. One pitch earlier, Didi Gregorius doubled in two runs.New York took a 2-0 lead in the second off Noé Ramirez (5-4) on Gio Urshela’s RBI single and Cameron Maybin’s run-scoring double.Jonathan Loiasiga (2-1) followed Severino with two hitless innings as part of a six-hitter against the Angels.TRAINER’S ROOMAngels: Infielder Luis Rengifo left in the seventh after hurting his left hand on a swing and miss against Stephen Tarpley. X-rays were negative and he will have more tests Wednesday. “As soon as I started to swing, kind of felt like a pop,” Rengifo said. … Infielder Tommy La Stella, who hasn’t played since fracturing his right tibia with a foul ball on July 2, made the trip. La Stella, who is from Westwood, N.J., still is feeling discomfort.Yankees: Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, limited to nine games this season, is due back Wednesday or Thursday after recovering from a knee injury. Stanton has been sidelined since straining the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on June 25. … Maybin was shaking his left wrist in the late innings; the wrist has bothered him since August. “It crops up on him in certain games,” Boone said. “Probably won’t start him tomorrow.” … DH-first baseman Edwin Encarnación (strained left oblique) will not swing a bat this week. … Catcher Gary Sánchez (strained left groin) remains in the treatment phase of his recovery. … Happ had a cortisone shot Friday to treat biceps tendinitis in his pitching arm and anticipates making his scheduled start Thursday.UP NEXTSabathia makes his final regular-season start at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, and Germán could follow in his second straight relief appearance as New York limits his innings. Left-hander Dillon Peters (3-3) starts for the Angels.last_img read more


first_imgFrom an elite event of standard distance the Wasa Triathlon, in the Kootenays of B.C., has transformed into one of the most family friendly festival weekends in Western Canada. The event has grown over the last 20 years from 90 competitors to over 1000 participants with nearly one quarter being young triathletes aged between four to 15 years old. Race director, Charlie Cooper says “the event attracts families from all over B.C., Alberta and North West USA.”  “The growth in recent years has been led by the number of young triathletes coming with their families.  We are proud to cater for all ages with the first event day being dedicated to support our younger competitors.”On Saturday June 11, the Trikids Triathlon will again see a large group of smiley kids crossing the finish line for a well-earned medal.  Cooper explains that all young competitors will get to enjoy the same race experience as the adults: professional announcer Steve King, loads of volunteer support, drink stations, electronic timing, the exciting finish chute lined up with spectators, a catered lunch and a groovy t-shirt. “We want these young triathletes to love the sport, experience the competition but above all it’s about participation and having a fun weekend with the family,” Cooper said.”Many Albertan families use the Wasa triathlon as a camping weekend, enjoying the long summer mountain days and impressive setting.” For mums and dads there is some serious racing to be had on the Sunday with the sprint and standard distances both for individual and relay teams.The scenic shores of Wasa Lake attract amateurs and elite triathletes to compete in this swim-bike-run event. First-timers in the sport also target this event as a must-do to kick off their season. It’s not only the picturesque mountain scenery and pure air that attracts competitors says Cooper, the prize money is good too, with $4,300 to be awarded to the top five finishers in the women and men categories. The quality of the competition every year makes Wasa’s standard course one of the most competitive and fastest. All TriKids receive some good orienteering and preparation to make it a fun, memorable and safe experience. Many parents report young ones sleeping with their medals and proudly wearing their Wasa event shirt to school! Registration at www.rmevents.com closes June 9 for Adults & TriKids.last_img read more