Five residents of Miami-Dade County in Florida have recently been arrested in connection with a statewide organized cargo theft ring. An investigation by the Florida Attorney General’s Office, in conjunction with the Miami-Dade Police Department and local task forces, found that the suspects reportedly used a rental vehicle to travel outside Miami-Dade County in search of tractor-trailers that appeared easy to steal. After stealing the trucks, the suspects would then return to Miami to sell stolen merchandise on the black market.Officials believe the suspects are guilty of involvement with seven separate cargo theft incidents, including thefts in Duval, Broward, Hillsborough, Orange, Palm Beach, and Polk counties. The most recent attempted theft took place in Jacksonville.The suspects reportedly stole a truck containing tires worth $100,000 and another truck with $50,000 worth of sugar, among other items. Police told WJXT Jacksonville that the estimated value of the stolen merchandise totaled more than $1.2 million.- Sponsor – Each of the five defendants arrested in connection with the theft ring—Juan Carlos Almaguer, Alcide Frahuela Casanova, Cecilio Guillen, Yanier Torres, and Julio Vega (pictured)—face first-degree felony charges, including conspiracy to commit racketeering and grand theft cargo.Cargo trailer security should be a top priority for retailers, as cargo crime remains a serious problem. Thieves are apparently obtaining more lucrative shipments, too: according to third-quarter (July-September) 2015 cargo theft statistics collected by FreightWatch International, cargo theft incidents reflected a 7% increase in value over the previous quarter. Data show that Florida ranks as the third most active state for reported cargo thefts (after California and Texas, respectively). Food and drinks are classified as the most stolen product category.The CargoNet Command Center reported an average cargo theft loss value per incident of $187,490 and more than $175 million in total in 2015. For more information about last year’s cargo theft trends, see “CargoNet Releases 2015 Cargo Theft Trend Analysis.” Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
With the final round matches and also the quarter finals played today, the Opens and 20 Years tournament began to get exciting, it already was but now gets even better! The final round of pool matches sorted out the quarter final-ers from those that aren’t. Most sides were fairly aware of whether they would qualify or not when competition started, but there were several pools with a sport or two in the quarters still up for grabs and plenty of jostling for a better finishing position. However, a better finishing position doesn’t really mean anything, as you will soon find out when you read the Mens 20’s summary. MENS OPEN: The Queensland Country Rustlers continued their dominance in pool A, in fact “I didn’t know people could run that fast for that long” one ACT Mens Open player was heard to say when talking about the Rustlers. The match of the day was no doubt the 5-5 draw between the Suns and the Mets, setting up a great finals series. In Pool B the Sharks finished the round competition undefeated and headed into the quarter finals full of confidence. The Scorpions also looked to have a shot at the title, with the Cobras and the Cyclones filling out the four in their pool. The quarter finals saw the Sharks and Rustlers record easy wins over the Hornets and the Cyclones, while for the Cobras and Scorpions the wins were a little tighter. The Scorpions 6-4 win over the Mets was simply a good match of Touch, with the rumours that no love would be lost between these two Sydney sides coming to nothing and good Touch being all there was to see. Unfortunately for the Suns Mens Open, despite having a good set of round matches, they were unable to match the Cobras and bowed out 7-4. Semi finals: Rustlers v Scorpions Sharks v Cobras WOMENS OPEN: The South Queensland Sharks and North Queensland Cyclones finished top of pool A, after the Rustlers upset the Cyclones in their final round match. The news only got worse as the day went on for the Cyclones, who after starting so well lost that final round match and then lost their quarter final to the Barbarians. The Barbarians qualified for their first semi final at an NTL after finishing third in their pool, led by Bo Dela Cruz, still not at 100% after her ankle injury in the first match. The Mets and Cobras continued their good form, with the Mets going through to the quarter finals and recording a 10-2 win over the Hunter Western Hornets, while the Cobras only allowed the Rustlers to score once in their quarter final win. The Barbarians will now face the red hot and defending Champions, the South Queensland Sharks, while the Barbarians will face the Sydney Mets, with Aussie sister combinations Kristy and Amanda Judd and Louise and Claire Winchester in great form. Semi finals: Sharks v Barbarians Mets v Cobras MIXED OPEN: The Mixed Open semi finalists were literally guaranteed with one round to go in the Mixed competition. The Sydney Mets, Scorpions, Brisbane Cobras and South Queensland Sharks had sealed their spots with room to spare before the final day of competition for 2005. The Mixed competition on day three was certainly exciting however, with draws being the order of the day. It could well be said that the Brisbane Cobras either don’t know how to win or they just never lose, because they’ve had four draws this tournament, against the Mets, Sharks, Rustlers and Southern Suns, showing just how close the competition at the top of the Mixed ladder is. Some of the other matches of the day in the Mixed competition were the Barbarians 8-5 win over the Cyclones and the 3-3 draw between the Rustlers and the Barbarians. The improvement shown by the Barbarians has been good and with the Womens Open qualifying for the semi final, their future is looking bright. The Mixed competition overall has certainly been solid, with very few whitewashed matches and all teams putting in good performances at different times. Semi finals: Mets v Scorpions Cobras v Sharks MENS 20 YEARS: The Mens 20 Years finished their round matches early in day three. The Southern Suns continued on their merry way in pool A, qualifying for the quarter finals undefeated before easily disposing of the Crusaders 10-1 in the quarter final. It’s looking like a mammoth effort will be needed to stop these Suns boys from taking home the title. The Cobras, Sharks and Eagles completed the four from pool A for the quarter finals, the Eagles scraping in after a final round win over the Hunter Western Hornets. For those who have seen the Eagles play this week, you’ll know they started the tournament slowly, not really showing the Touch world what they have. That was, until the quarter finals… Pool B was dominated by the Mets and the Rustlers, both sides looking capable of challenging the Suns. The Mets finished the round matches with an 18-0 walloping of the Rebels, Scott Buckley scoring 5 touchdowns and Dean Springfield scoring 4. Despite the good form of both the Rustlers and Mets, the Rustlers were sent packing in their quarter final against the Sharks, and by far the biggest upset of the tournament was at the hand and speedy feet of the local Northern Eagles. The Eagles boys, led by Aussie rep Ricky Morris, were just too fast and agile, beating the Mets with pure speed and booking themselves a semi final birth against the Brisbane City Cobras. Semi finals: Northern Eagles v Brisbane City Cobras Southern Suns v South Queensland Sharks WOMENS 20 YEARS: The Womens 20 Years final round and quarter finals were also played on day three, with the resulting semi final schedule looking remarkably similar to the Mens 20 Years, if not identical. The South Queensland Sharks continue to dominate Pool A, while the Northern Eagles held off the Southern Suns to finish top of their pool. In the battle of the bottom sides from pool A, the Crusaders scored their first win for the tournament, over the struggling Sydney Scorpions 5-2. Pool B came down to the last round for the ACT to grab themselves the final quarter final position, only to then come out and abosilurely shock the South Queensland Sharks when they crossed over for the match. On paper the Sharks should have massacred the ACT, but the ACT lifted, finally showing the form that many believed they had, taking the match into a drop off. The Sharks survived, but not until after several scare and a dubious refereeing decision allowed the touchdown that sealed the quarter final win. The Northern Eagles easily won through to the semis, a 12-0 win over the Cyclones sending the excited locals through to a semi against Brisbane Cobras. No doubt they will have a lot of local support out at 8:30am tomorrow morning! Semi finals: Northern Eagles v Brisbane City Cobras Southern Suns v South Queensland Sharks By Rachel Moyle, [email protected]
SNAPPED: Rooney searched before seeing Man Utd defeat Huddersfieldby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDC United striker Wayne Rooney took in Manchester United’s win over Huddersfield Town.The forward, who played for United between 2004 and 2017, was pictured at Old Trafford before fans were allowed in, and captioned his post with a love heart.Rooney, who attended the game with the family of his wife Colleen, was a pundit for BT Sport for new caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first game in charge at Cardiff.Wayne Rooney for Manchester United: Games – 559 Goals – 253United steward be like…“Better safe than sorry.” #mufc  pic.twitter.com/ETzFlDGDcp— United Xtra (@utdxtra) December 26, 2018 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Outgoing boss Unai Emery is certain that Neymar will remain at Paris Saint-Germain for next season and has revealed that the forward has told the club he is tired of the “lies” about his uncertain futureThe Brazilian has been strongly linked with summer moves to both Real Madrid and Manchester United, despite having only completed a world record transfer of €222m from Barcelona last summer.Neymar has a contract at the Parc Des Princes until 2022 with PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi stating on Saturday that he is “2000 percent” certain that the 26-year-old will be at PSG for next season.Emery, who will be replaced by Thomas Tuchel after two seasons in charge, also agrees with the club president.“This season there have been times when everything related to Neymar was oversized,” he told Cadena SER, via Goal.“Neymar is not talking much. He told us he was tired of the lies that are told.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“I’m not going to be Neymar’s spokesperson, but I think the next season he is going to stay at PSG. It would be the right thing for the player and for the club.”The former Sevilla coach revealed that he believes that Neymar is on par with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.“I have really enjoyed Neymar. I was very happy with him. He is at the level of Cristiano [Ronaldo] and [Lionel] Messi,” said the Spaniard.“The injury has hurt him because he could have gotten his best numbers. I am convinced he will reach the maximum level.”Neymar was recently named the Ligue 1 Player of the Year after scoring 19 goals and providing 13 assists for PSG in just 20 league appearances.