Colombia Shares Expertise in Drug Analysis

first_imgBy Dialogo October 29, 2012 A team of 10 forensic chemists from Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico attended an internship on illicit drug analysis this week in forensic labs in Bogota and Cali. The aim is cooperation in the fight against crime that Colombia provides the isthmus. These practices help to train forensic chemists from Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, and El Salvador, to detect drug purity levels and the camouflage used on the substances, as well as how to testify on technical matters in drug trafficking trials. This activity ratifies the “Colombian government’s determination to support Central America in counter drug issues,” said William Garzón, an official at the Colombian Attorney’s Office. In addition, coordination allows better trade detection methods and new drug trafficking techniques, according to expert chemist Franklin Muñoz. “About a year ago, black cocaine became popular in Colombia. It was nothing but common cocaine with a reagent that changed its usual color, so we would think it was something else,” he said. In 2011 they seized 400 hundred tons of drugs in Colombia, of which 145 tons were cocaine, according to the Ministry of Justice.last_img read more

Unai Emery spotted on scouting mission at Atletico Madrid match amid Thomas Partey transfer speculation

first_imgUnai Emery spotted on scouting mission at Atletico Madrid match amid Thomas Partey transfer speculation Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 18 May 2019 1:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.1kShares Advertisement Unai Emery was spotted at Saturday’s La Liga match between Levante and Atletico Madrid (Picture: Twitter)Arsenal still have their most important match of the season left to play, but it appears Unai Emery is already turning his mind towards the summer transfer market after he was spotted attending Saturday’s La Liga match between Levante and Atletico Madird.Emery’s side missed out on a top four place by a single point but can still gain entry to the Champions League should they beat Chelsea in the Europa League final in Baku on May 29.The outcome of that match is set to have major implications on Emery’s summer budget with reports suggesting he may be afforded just £40million, before player sales, if Arsenal once again fail to qualify for Europe’s most prestigious club competition.AdvertisementAdvertisementEmery is already said to have identified the areas in which he hopes to strengthen, with a centre-half and a new full-backs understood to be a priority.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Comment Advertisement Atletico Madrid and Antoinne Griezmann struggled against Levante in front of watching Arsenal manager Unai Emery (Picture: AP)Despite improving on last season’s performance, particularly in matches against the top six, Arsenal’s leaky defence which conceded 51 goals was ultimately responsible for finishing behind Chelsea and Tottenham.Error-prone Germany international Shkodran Mustafi is expected to be sold and already Arsenal have been linked with Roma’s Kostas Manolas and Gremio’s Walter Kleinmann.Stephan Lichtsteiner’s contract will not be renewed and with Hector Bellerin unlikely to return in time for the start of the new campaign following a serious knee injury, a back-up right back is likely to be sought, even though Ainsley Maitland-Niles has performed capably in recent weeks.And, although Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi have impressed during their debut seasons in England, Emery is also likely to explore the option of strengthening in midfield, particularly if Inter opt to register a formal interest in Granit Xhaka.Atletico’s Thomas Partey has been linked with a move to Arsenal recently and has a £43million release clause. The 25-year-old was substituted at half-time in front of the watching Emery as Diego Simeone’s battled back from 2-0 down to secure a 2-2- draw.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img read more

Corinth to supply pipes for Energean’s project off Israel

first_imgKarish field; Image source: CenergyCorinth Pipeworks Pipe Industry has signed an agreement with TechnipFMC for the manufacture and supply of the steel pipes for Energean’s Karish gas field development offshore Israel.Cenergy, Corinth Pipeworks’ parent company, said last Thursday that the agreement covers 90 kilometers of 24″ and 30″ LSAW pipe material for the offshore gas pipeline.The pipeline connects the subsea manifold at a maximum water depth of 1,750 meters to the receiving terminal onshore.The company added that the pipe manufacturing and coating would begin at the Corinth Pipeworks facility in Greece later in 2018.“This award for a deepwater pipeline project is another milestone in the development of Corinth Pipeworks’ growing presence in the upstream offshore energy business segment,” the company said.To remind, Energean Oil & Gas, operator of the Karish field, awarded an iEPCI contract for the full field development of the field to TechnipFMC back in late March.The execution of this contract covers the design, procurement, construction and installation of the complete subsea system, a floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) designed to allow the subsequent tie-back of the Tanin field, the pipeline system, and the onshore pipeline and valve station at the receiving station.TechnipFMC was previously awarded a $1.36 billion contract for the construction of an FPSO. The oilfield services provider then chose Sembcorp Marine to undertake the engineering, procurement and construction of hull and living quarters for the FPSO.The company was also the contractor for Concept and Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for the Karish and Tanin development.last_img read more

Football: UW set to play at Wrigley, Lambeau in 2020 season

first_imgTwo games planned for the 2020 Wisconsin Football season are creating quite a buzz for Badger fans — yet another reason to look forward to the years to come.The first game, an October tilt against Notre Dame, will be played against the familiar backdrop of Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers. The two teams previously announced this meeting along with a 2021 game set for Soldier Field. Both games are sure to set the stage for a ferocious showing from all-time fan bases at the historic, yet accessible venues.It is no surprise that Barry Alvarez, UW athletic director, has looked to return the Badger program to Lambeau Field. In 2016, UW faced off against No. 6 Louisiana State University in the opening game of the season. Wisconsin upset the Tigers amidst a raucous crowd in Green Bay. Alvarez is hoping to bottle some of that magic for the 2020 meet-up.Ethan Happ withdraws from NBA draft, will play final season with BadgersAfter an already illustrious career, Wisconsin Basketball star-forward Ethan Happ will play one final season with the Badgers. Happ announced Read…The other newly announced 2020 game will see UW take on Northwestern University in November at Wrigley Field, home of the MLB’s Chicago Cubs. Northwestern last played at baseball’s second oldest stadium back in 2010 — the first football game at Wrigley since 1938. Northwestern will have the relative home field advantage, thanks to their Evanston location and significance as Chicago’s only Big Ten team.Considering the influx of new talent enjoyed by the Badgers each year, particularly the excitement accompanying 2019 commit quarterback Graham Mertz, odds are the Wisconsin team heading into Lambeau and Wrigley in 2020 will look much different.last_img read more