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Chile Protects Northern Border

first_img Although Chile is not considered a major producer of illegal narcotics, it is a significant transit country for Andean cocaine shipments headed for Europe and the United States, according to the 2011 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report of the U.S. Department of State. The South American nation is taking steps to prevent the entry and exit of drugs and contraband through its ports and borders. In October 2011, Defense Minister Andrés Allamand and Interior and Public Security Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter led the launch of the Northern Border Plan initiative that seeks to fight organized crime in the regions of Arica, Parinacota, Tarapacá and Antofagasta. The implementation of the plan will include purchasing fixed ground radars, a Coast Watcher Unit, as well as thermographic detection and command and control systems costing more than $5 billion. Sources: Ministry of Defense of Chile, U.S. Department of State By Dialogo January 01, 2012last_img read more

Students rally to support football team

first_imgWe are ’SC · Keyshawn Johnson, alumnus and former NFL player, spoke to players and students after the team’s practice Thursday. Jackson Dahl, a senior majoring in business administration, organized the rally for students to attend the practice before the team faces Notre Dame. – Maya Dondonayan | Daily TrojanAs USC football players left Howard Jones field after practice on Thursday, they were met with cheers, applause and chants of “We are SC!” and “Beat the Irish!” from students  on the sidelines.Students gathered for the team’s final practice before heading to face Notre Dame as part of a rally organized by Jackson Dahl, a senior majoring in business administration.“I was talking with a close friend and mentor Professor [David] Belasco, who has a lot of connections to the athletic program, and we were thinking, ‘It’s been a really rough week — it’s been a really rough four years,’” Dahl said. “We were thinking, ‘What could we do that would be really special?’ — hopefully lift [the team] a little bit as they go off to Notre Dame for probably the toughest game of the year.”Belasco, co-director and adjunct professor at the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Marshall School of Business who teaches the popular class “The Leap,” said the idea for the rally came to him on Tuesday night.“I went here, I teach here. This is why they call it a Trojan Family -— we show up for each other when we need it,” he said. “This team has been through so much beyond their control over the last few years between sanctions and abrupt coaching changes that we just felt we needed to tell them, ‘It’s our team, it’s our University,’ and show up for them.”Belasco spoke to J.K. McKay, senior associate athletic director for football, and reached out to Dahl to get students involved. Dahl created a Facebook event for the rally and sent out emails to generate awareness.“When you want anything done, you get students involved quickly,” Belasco said. “You can tell that students were ready to receive this and support this because they all feel the same way: ‘What can we do to show our support for these players?’”Students joined the players in the huddle after practice where several former NFL football players who played for USC — Keyshawn Johnson, Willie McGinest and Keith Rivers — gave motivational speeches to the team.“It wasn’t us reaching out to the Trojan Family, it was the [Trojan Family] reaching out to us,” interim head coach Clay Helton said. “That’s what makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up.”More than 500 students said they would attend the rally on Facebook, but actual attendance was closer to 50. Will Orr, a senior majoring in law, history and culture said that while he was slightly disappointed with the turnout, he was glad to be able to support the team.“Two years ago, we said ‘one team, one heart,’ and I think that message still rings true,” he said. “I think Helton’s a helluva coach, and I think we’re going to finish the season strong, the team’s really coming together.”Eric Hahn, a sophomore majoring in international relations and global business, said the turmoil surrounding USC football earlier in the week drove him to attend the rally.“We had a tough week, a lot of stuff’s gone down,” he said. “Sark’s gone, but the one thing that brings us together is football and the Trojan Family, so it’s always worth coming out and supporting our guys.”Dahl said he is considering hosting more rallies in the future.“[Today’s rally] was super grassroots. We planned it the day before, but it’d be cool to see something happen with a little more momentum,” he said.last_img read more

Does Time Favour Williams in Pursuit of Grand Slam History?

first_imgSerena Williams has time “working for her” in pursuit of an elusive 24th Grand Slam singles title, says her long-time coach Patrick Mouratoglou.The former world No 1, who will turn 38 later this month, suffered her fourth successive defeat in a major final at the US Open earlier this month as her wait to match Australian Margaret Court’s all-time haul was prolonged.Williams will now have to wait until the Australian Open – the scene of her last Grand Slam title in 2017 – in January for her next shot at history. After her defeat by Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu at Flushing Meadows, the world No 9 resisted fears over her ability to overcome one final obstacle in her career: to match and then overhaul Court’s tally. Mouratoglou, who has coached Williams to 10 Grand Slam titles since beginning their partnership in June 2012, insists the American was becoming ever more formidable.“I think time is working for her,” Mouratoglou told Sky Sports’ Mathieu Wood in an exclusive interview at the Mouratoglou Academy.“I think she was much better at the US Open than she was at Wimbledon and Wimbledon better than Roland Garros.“She is getting back in shape and the more in shape she will be the more dangerous she will be. I think she has started to play really good tennis.”Williams has not won a set in any of the four Grand Slam finals she has reached since the return from the birth of her first child in September 2017.She lost to Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon showpiece last year, before being beaten by Naomi Osaka in New York two months later, while this year she has lost on the same stages against Simona Halep and then teenager Andreescu.Mouratoglou concedes Williams, who first won a Grand Slam aged 17 in 1999, has to work out the winning formula once again on the biggest stage as she aims to bolster her legacy.“She has to win that last match in the tournament which is always really difficult,” he said.“It is one match for history and the pressure is quite high. I am not in her mind but I can figure she is playing one match for history.“This is the highest pressure anyone can have in life and on the other side of the court she plays girls who have zero pressure because it is their first final.“They are going to play many Grand Slams, they are young, they are excited, enthusiastic so they play without pressure and that makes a big difference. But at some point she will figure out how to deal with that.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Serena Williamslast_img read more

MLB wrap: Twins turn triple play, hit 5 home runs in win over Yankees

first_imgThis was our 8th game this season where we hit 5-or-more #Bombas – the most in @MLB.We join the 1977 @RedSox as the only 2 teams in baseball history to accomplish this.💣💣💣💣💣💣💣💣#BombaSquad | #MNTwins pic.twitter.com/tqRzo0110D— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) July 23, 2019CC Sabathia was tagged with the loss and moved to 5-5 on the season. In four innings of work, he gave up six hits and six earned runs.Studs of the NightMike Clevinger pitched seven innings in the Indians’ 7-3 win over the Blue Jays. He allowed five hits and three earned runs.J.D. Martinez homered in the third and then hit an RBI double in the ninth in the Red Sox’s 9-4 win over Tampa Bay.Ivan Nova pitched a four-hitter as the White Sox defeated the Marlins, 9-1. Nova threw a complete game and gave up just one earned run while striking out five.Duds of the NightOrlando Arcia went 0 for 4 in the Brewers’ 6-5 loss to the Reds.The Athletics couldn’t put anything together against the Astros. Oakland had just two hits in the 11-1 loss. HighlightsPaul Goldschmidt hit a grand slam in the 10th inning to help the Cardinals come away with a win over the Pirates. Will the Giants trade Madison Bumgarner? ‘It’s impossible to say’ Good as Gold.(MLB x @PapaJohns) pic.twitter.com/rBCics4etF— MLB (@MLB) July 23, 2019What a catch by second baseman Jason Kipnis.Ending the game in style. pic.twitter.com/eacPdKL5Tu— MLB (@MLB) July 23, 2019What’s Next? Rockies (47-52) at Nationals (52-46) — Game 1 between the Rockies and Nationals was postponed due to inclement weather and the two teams will now fit three games into the next two days, starting with Tuesday’s contest. The Rockies will start Jon Gray (9-7, 4.11 ERA) and the Nationals will counter with Stephen Strasburg (12-4, 3.52 ERA). Brandon Woodruff injury update: Brewers ace (oblique) to have MRI, headed to IL The Twins started off on the right foot against the Yankees on Monday.Minnesota turned a triple play for just the 13th time in club history in the first inning. Yankees designated hitter Edwin Encarnación hit a grounder to third baseman Luis Arráez, who threw to Jonathan Schoop covering second base before Schoop found first baseman Miguel Sanó to complete the play. The Twins ended up winning 8-6.1. 2. 3.Don’t believe me? Just watch. 👀#MNTwins pic.twitter.com/xZRl9hq6fx— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) July 23, 2019The Twins hit five home runs to come away with the victory. Catcher Mitch Garver blasted two of those while going 3 for 4 at the plate.  Related News MLB trade rumors: Yankees unlikely to land Rangers starter Mike Minorlast_img read more