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JUST IN: Man Arrested After Pursuit Ends in Crash

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Man Arrested After Pursuit Ends in CrashMARCH 16TH, 2018  JESSICA DIXON EVANSVILLE, INDIANA A man with an active warrant is arrested after a serious crash on Evansville’s east side.It happened shortly after 8 pm Friday on East Virginia Street near North Evans Avenue.Police at the scene say a truck headed west apparently hit a hill, flipped, and landed in the home’s yard on the front porch.After a short foot chase, the driver, 33-year-old Erick Latham, was arrested.At this point, police don’t know if he was drunk or under the influence, but he is being charged with reckless driving and hit and run.Medics took Latham to an area hospital.Stay with us for more info as we get it.Jessica DixonMore Posts – WebsiteFollow Me:TwitterFacebooklast_img read more

Let’s talk climate change

first_imgIn a speech on climate change delivered during her visit to China last month, Harvard President Drew Faust described the problem as “a struggle, not with nature, but with ourselves.”During Climate Week April 6-10, Harvard will take a long look at the ongoing struggle to find man-made solutions to this man-made problem. Spearheaded by the Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE), next week’s events will feature everything from informal breakfasts with climate scientists to more traditional lectures by prominent experts to social and literary gatherings inspired by the Earth’s biggest environmental conundrum.HUCE Director Daniel Schrag, the Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology and professor of environmental science and engineering, said the week presents an opportunity for members of the Harvard community to engage on the issue, discuss, and learn.“I deeply believe that climate is an issue that affects every part of the University. Scholars in every School have something to contribute to the problem of climate change,” Schrag said. “Everybody’s perspective matters. That’s at the core of the philosophy of the Center for the Environment.”The center is taking a lead role in organizing the events, but Schrag credited the idea to John and Natty McArthur University Professor Rebecca Henderson, co-director of Harvard Business School’s Business and Environment Initiative.“Dan and I have been talking for some time about how best to highlight both the urgency of climate change as a problem and the huge array of exciting work that’s going on across Harvard to address it,” Henderson said. “And we thought an event like Climate Week might be an ideal way to accomplish both objectives and to simultaneously generate excitement and engagement across the campus.”During her March 17 speech at China’s Tsinghua University, Faust, who has identified climate change as a major priority for the University and who will host a panel discussion on the topic April 13, said that universities have a key role to play in “what must become an energy and environmental revolution” if the problem is to be solved.At Harvard, action on climate change spans the University community. Students can choose from 243 courses offered on energy, sustainability, or the environment, and they have the option of studying a new secondary field in energy and the environment. Faculty members teach and conduct research, with 239 engaged in energy or environmental research and affiliated with HUCE. Staff members are also helping the University become more sustainable in its own operations.In February, the president’s office announced seven grants from the Climate Change Solution Fund, established in 2014, for projects by faculty members and graduate students. Those projects investigate reducing food waste, which amounts to 40 percent of our food supply; extreme weather expected in a climate-changed world; low-carbon energy strategies for China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter; advances in transforming solar energy to fuel; regulatory controls to reduce air pollution in India; and the economic impediments to the use of biofuels.In her China speech, Faust highlighted another climate change-related initiative, the new Center for Green Buildings and Cities at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Headed by Ali Malkawi, professor of architectural technology, the center is seeking design and material solutions that will foster a new generation of green buildings and, on a larger scale, urban centers.At Harvard Law School, faculty members are debating President Barack Obama’s proposed power plant rules, which aim to reduce greatly the carbon dioxide emissions from existing facilities. Two of the nation’s top environmental lawyers, Jody Freeman, the Archibald Cox Professor of Law and director of the School’s Environmental Law Program, and Richard Lazarus, the Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law, have posted online rebuttals to constitutional scholar and Carl M. Loeb University Professor Laurence Tribe’s contention that the proposed rules are unconstitutional.“The most important action on U.S. climate policy right now is happening in the legal domain. … Not surprisingly, every EPA rule on climate has been challenged in the courts. Defending the legality of these rules is absolutely critical to successfully addressing climate change domestically,” Freeman said. “And as scholars at Harvard Law School, we have an opportunity to play an important role explaining the legal implications of these rules.”Climate Week will provide a gateway to the ongoing and multifaceted conversation around climate change for members of the Harvard community, and seeks to convey, if nothing else, that everyone’s efforts, perspective, and expertise are needed, Schrag said.“It’s a week when there are opportunities for everybody at Harvard to participate in an event on climate change in some way and find that there’s something relevant to them, that they have a voice, that they have a role to play,” he said.last_img read more

Organized Crime Groups Use Cattle Industry to Transport Drugs in Central America

first_imgAfter Military police and law enforcement agents unloaded the cattle after stopping the vehicle near Comayagua, they found 743 kilograms of cocaine in hidden compartments in the truck’s roof. “We have destroyed blind spots in our border with Guatemala with explosives to try to block the smuggling of drugs, weapons, people, cattle, and any other type of merchandise that people try to export without paying taxes,” Sub Lieutenant José Coello Molina, FUSINA’s spokesman for the country’s northwestern region, said. In recent years, organized crime operatives have sold thousands of heads of stolen Central American cattle in Mexico. Feeling the pinch of the losses of cattle herds in their industry, Pérez and René Blandón, president of the Central American Federation of Meat Producers, said they have presented their case and shared these statistics with Nicaraguan law enforcement authorities. El Cartel del Sur’s territorial reach extends to the country’s border with Nicaragua, while El Cartel de Olancho is suspected of being connected to the drug trafficking group Los Cachiros, which operates in the region north of Olancho, in the eastern region of La Mosquitía, and in the Atlantic Ocean. Law enforcement authorities suspect two major Honduran organized crime groups – El Cartel del Sur and El Cartel de Olancho – smuggle drugs inside trucks and trailers used to transport cattle. For example, since January 1, agents from Honduras’s National Interagency Task Force (FUSINA) have eradicated three blind spots used by organized crime groups to smuggle contraband through the border between Honduras and Guatemala. The chamber’s director, Onel Pérez, speculated the cattle is being moved “by hot money and probably drug trafficking.” Organized crime groups in Central America are using the livestock trade to transport drugs, hiding illicit substances inside trucks, and trailers used to transport cattle. Criminal groups steal and sell cattle The Nicaraguan Chamber of Meat Exporters estimates that between 60,000 and 65,000 heads are smuggled out of the country annually. Criminals marked the bulls and cows to make it seem like they were raised locally. center_img Security officials estimated the narcotic was worth 609 million Lempiras, the equivalent to 29 million dollars. Two Honduran families of cattle ranchers are allegedly connected to the Gulf Cartel, a Mexican transnational criminal organization, according to a May report in local Honduran daily El Heraldo. Some organized crime groups in Central America are not only using cattle to transport drugs – they are stealing and selling livestock. For example, in 2014, Honduran Military Police and civilian law enforcement officers seized a large trailer truck transporting 45 bulls and calves from Olancho to a ranch in Copán, the western department closest to Guatemala. By Dialogo August 20, 2015 No, those articles are too long. Please cut them down a bit, do me the favor I’m saying. Yuli Vanesa Zapata Tavima It’s now the end of the world. Lord lots of faith faith Drug trafficking is blanketing humanity That’s how things are in the world. Well, I think no matter how hard the authorities fight, they’re not going to be able to control this narcotic because they always look for a way to keep bringing their junk in. If we want to rid our country of drugs, we have to be relentless so that our youth may have a chance in life. Let’s help It is alarming to see how drug trafficking is progressing in the Americas and we in Argentina are also alarmed because of that scourge that seems to be deploying quickly and positively for the criminals the governments should be inflexible with those who commit crimes that ruin the lives of young people who are tempted by so much money. Those in charge should be able to detect and put an end to them The best option would be to be able to liberate the sale of drugs so to keep that monster which is drug trafficking from continuing to grow and taking over everything! Peace has ended for us in Colombia What’s this, and they cannot and will not be able to fight More news about Colombia Excellent reporting on the latest news and we don’t have to make much effort. It’s very cool from Venezuela Yaracuy… Mabel Peralta Cañaveral I like reading the news A thousand thanks. Good you inform us clearly “It is alarming that the number of legal cattle has diminished dramatically, while the contraband of these animals has increased,” Blandón added. Colonel José Antonio Sánchez, a spokesman for the Honduran Armed Forces, emphasized that when countries reinforce their security barriers – and Honduras has done so, he added – traffickers resort to new ways of getting their merchandise across borders. In Honduras, security forces are taking strong measures to crack down on the illegal cattle trade. A Mexican military report stated: “the trafficked cattle from Honduras goes to Veracruz, Querétaro, Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí, Durango, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas in a route dominated by relationships between cartels and local criminal gangs.” Cattle theft is a growing problem, Blandón said. last_img read more