$377 million drug bust includes almost 40,000 combined pounds of cocaine and marijuana

first_imgiStock(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — The U.S. Coast Guard has seized millions of dollars’ worth of cocaine and marijuana at a Florida port.“The Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) crew is scheduled to offload approximately 28,000 pounds of seized cocaine worth an estimated $367 million and approximately 11,000 pounds of seized marijuana worth an estimated $10.1 million at Port Everglades,” according to a press release from the U.S. Coast Guard.The U.S. Coast Guard shared a video on Twitter of the 28,000 pounds of cocaine that was intercepted.“What you see is 19 tons of narcotics seized from 18 separate Coast Guard interdiction events, with a street value worth more than $375 million,” Capt. Jeffrey Randall, Coast Guard Cutter James commanding officer said in a statement. “These drugs will not reach Main Street USA due to the efforts of the James crew and other Coast Guard cutters involved in these interdictions,”Capt. Randall added that the crew worked in cooperation with “regional partner nations, like Columbia, Costa Rica and alongside the agencies involved in Operation Martillo to stop the flow of illegal narcotics into the United States.”As a result, Randall said, “we maintain an offensive against criminal networks and criminal organizations.”The contraband was interdicted in 18 separate operations of suspected drug smuggling vessels in international waters of the Caribbean Basin and Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, officials said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Dale Steyn to return from injury lay-off in Ram Slam T20 Challenge

first_imgSouth Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn is all set to make a return from a long injury-lay off after being named in the ‘quality’ Titans squad this week in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge.The 34-year-old, who has been out of action since injuring his shoulder during a series against Australia in Perth in November last year, will bring an end to his time with the Cape Cobras and make a return for the Titans.Confirming the news, Steyn posted a picture of him on Twitter holding up his new kit and said that he is refreshed to be back in Titans squad.He heaped praise on Mark Boucher’s squad, tweeting, “Quality set up. Professional. Refreshing to be back at the Titans. Definitely leading the way in the domestic circuitThe South African seamer, who did not feature in the Titans’ opening T20 game of the season against Highveld Lions on Sunday, will be closely monitored by national coach Ottis Gibson in the T20 Challenge, Sport24 reported.It should be noted that Steyn needs to take just five more wickets to become South Africa’s all-time leading Test wicket taker.He has so far taken 417 Test wickets, just behind former South Africa all-rounder Shaun Pollock who bid adieu to his career with 421 wickets.last_img read more

Now accepting entries Canadian Journalism Foundations 2017 awards program

first_imgAdvertisement CJF-Globe and Mail Internship for Investigative Journalism *NEWThis new internship will bring an early-career journalist to The Globe and Mail to pursue a six-month long investigative journalism project—focussed on public accountability, corporate responsibility and government funding—under the guidance of editors and senior reporters.The goal of the program is to provide an opportunity for the intern to stretch his or her investigative journalism skills with the help of some of the country’s best reporters and editors.Read the award details.CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in JournalismThis award honours a Canadian organization that embodies exemplary journalism with a resulting impact on the community it serves. There are two winners, one for large media and one for small. Read the award details.CJF Innovation AwardAt a time when news organizations face unprecedented challenges, this award recognizes innovations that have a demonstrated impact in advancing the quality and viability of journalism. The winner will receive $10,000, with thanks to sponsor Chevrolet. Read the award details.Lifetime Achievement AwardThe award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to journalism in Canada. The recipient will have demonstrated, throughout his/her career, a commitment to the highest journalistic standards and ideals. His/her work and contribution to the field and society should serve as a model that inspires excellence in others. We encourage nominations from all categories of journalism. Read the award details.CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism FellowshipsThese fellowships allow two Indigenous journalists early in their careers (one to 10 years of experience) to explore issues of interest while being hosted by CBC News for one month at its Indigenous Centre in Winnipeg. A stipend of $3,000, all associated travel and accommodation costs, and a per diem for meals and other reasonable expenses will be covered by the CJF. Thank you to RBC Foundation and CN, and individual donors Rosemary Speirs, CJF honorary governor, and Isabel Bassett, former chair and CEO of TVO, for their generous support of these fellowships. Read the award details.The Landsberg AwardIn partnership with the Canadian Women’s Foundation, this award recognizes a working journalist doing exceptional research, analysis and writing through a gender lens about women’s equality issues. Journalists working in print, broadcast and online news reporting are eligible to apply. The award is named after Michele Landsberg—award-winning Canadian journalist, author, social activist and feminist. The award recipient will receive a $5,000 prize from the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Read the award details.Greg Clark AwardThis award is unique in Canadian journalism, designed to offer early-career journalists (one to five years of experience) a chance to gain insight and meet key decision-makers on their beats. The successful applicant will get an opportunity to spend up to a week observing the inner workings of an organization not usually accessible to the working journalist. This award is generously supported by Shaw Communications and the Toronto Star. Read the award details.All recipients will be recognized at the annual CJF Awards (#CJFawards) at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto on June 8. Early-bird rates for tickets and tables are available until March 31.About The Canadian Journalism FoundationEstablished in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes excellence in journalism by celebrating outstanding journalistic achievement. Our signature events include an annual awards program featuring a must-attend industry gala where Canada’s top newsmakers meet Canada’s top news people. Through J-Talks, our popular speakers’ series, we facilitate dialogue among journalists, business people, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society and the ongoing challenges for media in the digital era. The foundation also supports journalism websites J-Source.ca (English) and ProjetJ.ca (French) and fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research. Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment To celebrate and honour excellence in journalism across the country, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) welcomes submissions for its 2017 awards program. The awards recognize journalistic achievements of both individuals and news organizations, and provide unique opportunities for those early in their careers. The deadline for all awards is Feb. 24, 2017.“The CJF’s annual awards recognize the contributions and achievements of news organizations large and small—and both young and veteran journalists—in carrying on Canada’s tradition of great journalism that informs, engages and challenges audiences, helping to build a better democracy and country in the process,” says Christopher Waddell, chair of the CJF awards committee and associate professor with Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication.The awards now open for submissions are: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more