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Argentina Requests International Arrest Warrant for Chinese Vessel

first_imgBy Juan Delgado/Diálogo April 12, 2019 In early March, the Argentine Naval Prefecture (PNA, in Spanish) chased a Chinese-flagged ship that fished illegally in Argentina’s southern Patagonia waters. The Chinese fishing boat managed to flee the scene, leading the Argentine justice system to request an international warrant for its arrest, PNA reported. The naval institution notified the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) on March 13, requesting the Chinese vessel’s arrest for “resisting or disobeying authority.” The Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship also required from the People’s Republic of China information related to home port, crew, and ship owner or company for which the vessel worked, PNA indicated in a press release. “Illegal fishing is a global problem,” Rosendo Fraga, an Argentine political analyst who specializes in military issues, told Diálogo. “The argument of each country’s maritime border limits is a subject that hasn’t been fully resolved, because some countries have different views.” Risky pursuit On the night of March 1, PNA personnel aboard the coast guard GC-24 Mantilla detected the Chinese ship Hua Xiang 801 within Argentina’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), 199 nautical miles off the coast of San Jorge Gulf. The Chinese vessel didn’t emit satellite positioning information. “It was a dangerous operation that lasted more than three hours,” PNA told Diálogo in a release. “Mantilla started sailing toward the fishing vessel and determined it was using its fishing equipment and had its working lights on, so we activated the protocol to prevent illegal fishing.” The Mantilla’s crew attempted repeated calls in Spanish and English to the fishing vessel and sent sound signals—all were ignored. The Chinese vessel proceeded to raise anchor and sail toward international waters, while jettisoning its fishing equipment. During the escape, the vessel made dangerous maneuvers and attempted to crash into the coast guard ship. PNA responded with warning shots. “Since there was no response, we followed protocol and sent warning shots toward the fishing vessel’s bow, in an attempt to deter its escape without affecting its navigation to safeguard the crew’s lives,” PNA said. “Despite this, the Chinese vessel’s captain didn’t stop, so we continued our warning shots toward the fishing vessel, over its floating line.” Due to the vessel’s position and course, the coast guard ship aborted the pursuit and returned to its patrolling area. Following the PNA’s actions, Argentine Minister of Security Patricia Bullrich praised the maritime force’s work in the fight against illegal fishing. “With more technology in their vessels, the force is each day more prepared to safeguard our natural resources located hundreds of miles off the [Argentine] coast.” Marine wealth With a maritime territory extending more than 43,000 square kilometers, Argentina has an abundance of marine wealth, due to the biodiversity of the Argentine Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. During high season—from January to July—dozens of international fishing vessels, mostly Chinese and South Korean, come close to the Argentine maritime border to benefit from the high concentration of commercial species, such as squid (migratory), hake, ray, and shark, among others. “The exploitation of natural resources—at sea, in the maritime subsoil, the Arctic, and Antarctica, and outer space—is a priority in the 21st century,” Fraga said. “This ichthyologic wealth demands solid measures for control, protection, and conservation, as well as monitoring of activity recorded in Argentine waters.” Historical background The request for an international arrest warrant comes with some historical antecedents: In 2016, Argentina ordered the arrest of Chinese ship Hua Li 8 for fishing illegally in Argentine maritime territory. INTERPOL intercepted the Chinese vessel in April 2016, in Indonesian waters. The ship remained confiscated for months until its shipyard company paid a fine of more than $170,000. In a similar case in February 2018, PNA requested an arrest warrant against Chinese vessel Jing Yuan 626 for fishing illegally in San Jorge Gulf and evading authorities during an eight-hour-long chase. In May 2018, the shipyard company paid a fine of more than $170,000. In February 2019, PNA captured South Korean vessel O Yang 77 for fishing illegally inside the EEZ. In March, the shipyard company paid a fine of about $500,000 to recover the ship which had 130 tons of fish aboard. One month earlier, on January 24, an Argentine Navy P-3 Orion aircraft detected more than 350 foreign fishing vessels near the border of the Argentine EEZ. Although the arrival of international ships close to the Argentine maritime border isn’t uncommon, the number of vessels observed in late January was higher than usual, the Navy stated. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Argentina loses an estimated $2 million annually due to illegal fishing. “We have to think of diplomatic, military, and scientific and technological actions to defend Argentina’s rights,” said Fraga. Argentine Minister of Defense Oscar Aguad told the press that “an ambitious project will be launched to more efficiently control illegal fishing in the South Atlantic through a joint agreement with the Ministry of Security and the Secretariat of [Agriculture, Livestock, and] Fisheries.”last_img read more

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Police investigate shots fired in Conklin

first_imgIt is unknown how many people are involved or if anyone is injured. CONKLIN (WBNG) — New York State Police and the Binghamton Police Department are investigating a shooting early Friday morning. State police say there is no threat to the public at this time and it is believed to be an isolated incident. New York State Police say part of the road is blocked off.center_img Police say they responded to shots fired on Conklin Road in Conklin around 12:20 am. This is a developing story, stay with 12 News for further updates.last_img read more

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Should you sell during school holidays or lie back on the beach and forget about it?

first_imgHit the beach or stay put?As a dad of three kids under five I avoid going away during school holiday periods like the plague.The flights are expensive, the beaches are crowded and the hotels are full to the brim! For that reason, while I don’t have kids in school, I stay close to home when a fair chunk of the city heads out of town.And as I look around the open homes there are many more just like me.For years agents have talked about school holidays when they are setting up marketing campaigns.AFFORDABLE suburbs with big price growthYou see listing numbers reduce and advertisements in the paper drop back. But does it really affect the result that much?Over the last two weeks I have sold many properties, in fact our New Farm office will likely smash its previous record and the buyers of these were seemingly unaffected by the break.I have also noticed a large number of people using technology to view property and the using other services to buy those properties.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoSchool holidays shouldn’t have a major impact on finding a buyer according to auctioneer Haesley Cush.Which means they could be chilling on the beach and buying at the same time.We had one buyer last week who was bidding on the phone from Vanuatu while their competition sent a buyer’s agent along to bid for them.From the other side of the fence last week a New Farm vendor commented on the number of new listings that had hit the market since Spring.MORTGAGE stress: one in six homeownersSimilarly, there will be even more next week after the school holidays. These owners are waiting for a wave a buyers to come back from holidays and sure there will be more buyers in the market, but there will also now be more properties for them to chose from.As a rule real estate is a now business. There will always be a reason to wait. But with most of us spending our holidays with a phone on the hip and using the time to catch up on some household administration, buying a property during a break is seemingly up there on the agenda, is probably an easier time for some to do it and for the rest of us without kids at school the holidays are simple a welcome break from traffic congestion for a week or so.last_img read more

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New Arctic Ocean depth map revealed

first_imgThe new IBCAO Ver. 4.0 has increased the area mapped of the Arctic Ocean from 6.7 percent in the previous release of Ver. 3.0 in 2012 to 19.6 percent. The data will also provide a much improved foundation for predictive modelling of the fate of the Greenland Ice Sheet and rise in global sea level. “IBCAO Ver. 4.0 represents the 2020 contribution to the GEBCO Global Grid which is targeted to map the entire ocean floor by the year 2030,” said professor Martin Jakobsson of Stockholm University, co-leader with professor Larry Mayer of the Regional Center. “Users need a specific grid of the Arctic Ocean in polar projection because the global grid is highly distorted near the geographic poles.” The new portrayal of the Arctic Ocean floor comprises Version 4.0 of the International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO).center_img The gridded compilation has been completed under the auspices of the Regional Center for the Arctic and North Pacific Ocean of The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project. This Regional Center is one of four Seabed 2030 centers covering the world ocean and is run jointly by Stockholm University and the University of New Hampshire. Scientists and map-makers from 15 countries participated in the work, including all circum-Arctic nations. A new depth map of the Arctic Ocean has been unveiled in the form of a digital gridded database.last_img read more

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Ba eases Benitez’s woes

first_img Demba Ba’s 28th-minute goal saw Chelsea return above Tottenham to third place in the Barclays Premier League for 24 hours at least, ahead of Sunday’s north London derby. West Brom had not won a league match at Chelsea in almost 35 years, and although owner Roman Abramovich may be content with Benitez in charge until the end of the season and a fifth win in seven games, that may not be enough to appease Blues fans. Press Association Chelsea claimed a routine 1-0 win over West Brom as Rafael Benitez made a victorious Stamford Bridge return following his midweek criticism of Blues supporters.center_img Benitez says he will decide whether Terry, with his fitness travails, can play twice a week and the defender’s armband was passed to Frank Lampard, who moved equal with John Hollins as the club’s third-highest appearance maker on 592. Chelsea almost went ahead in the fourth minute as Ba crossed from the right for Oscar, but Ben Foster saved instinctively. Juan Mata, on his 100th Chelsea appearance, volleyed wide across goal before Steven Reid’s long-range effort was tipped over by Petr Cech. Eden Hazard almost took advantage of indecision in the Baggies defence before Claudio Yacob’s foul on Oscar presented Chelsea with a free-kick opportunity. David Luiz’s effort ricocheted off the wall and Foster scrambled it out for a corner, from which Chelsea went in front. The left-sided set-piece was played short to Oscar, whose inswinging cross towards the back post found Luiz who headed the ball back across goal for Ba to sweep it in. Lampard, seeking his 200th Chelsea goal, had an effort ruled out early in the second half, with Mata flagged offside in the build-up. After 60 minutes, Benitez and the Blues fans reacted in unison in appeal for a penalty. Oscar’s lofted ball forward was brought down by Hazard, who went down under pressure from Jonas Olsson, but referee Kevin Friend was unmoved. Chelsea again threatened and again Foster saved from Oscar. Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross was headed down by Ba for the Brazilian, who scuffed his shot straight at the goalkeeper. Oscar again saw an effort saved by Foster before Cech had to tip over a dipping Odemwingie free-kick. Cech was called upon from the resulting corner as the ball was directed goalwards off the head of his team-mate Azpilicueta. Foster came up for a stoppage-time corner, but the hosts held on for three points to the relief of Benitez. last_img read more

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Groups gear up for primaries

first_imgThough student political involvement has dropped off significantly since the 2008 presidential election, campus political activists are hoping the upcoming gubernatorial race will reignite student interest in politics, and campus groups are making plans to help rekindle the political spark.Taking sides · Members of USC College Democrats and USC College Republicans will hold a debate this semester leading up to the primaries. – Katelynn Whitaker | Daily Trojan With the race for the chance to govern one of the country’s most troubled states picking up steam this spring, USC’s Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, the Political Student Assembly, USC College Democrats and USC College Republicans all have plans to draw students back into the political realm.Student involvement has been at a lull since San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom dropped out of the governor’s race. When Newsom’s campaign was still active, USC hosted a chapter of Students for Gavin Newsom. Now there is no visible support for any other specific candidate.“Newsom was the only candidate whose campaign devoted a lot of attention and energy to campus organizing,” said Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute. “My guess is that’s about to change.”Shena Popat, director of the Political Student Assembly, said she anticipates students will become more active after the June primaries. She emphasized, however, that it is equally important for students to be involved in the primary elections.“In order to increase student involvement, there may be informative, non-partisan events presenting the platforms of the candidates with regard to issues important to students,” Popat said.Party-specific groups have also made plans to try to increase student involvement in politics this semester, including a debate between the USC College Democrats and the USC College Republicans leading up to the primaries.USC College Democrats will attempt to draw in students by hosting a welcome back party, phone banking and sending a large group to the California Democratic Convention, which will be held in Los Angeles,  Vice President Aaron Perman said.USC College Republicans will host several speakers this semester, including Republican National Committee Chairman Shawn Steele. They will also hold the California College Republican Convention in April, according to Alexa Ekman, president of USC College Republicans.Though the College Democrats will pick a specific candidate to endorse, College Republicans will not. Still, Ekman said involvement in the gubernatorial race is crucial, particularly for college students.“Although USC is private and therefore unaffected by the state budget costs, students must pay attention to this election because the debt that California exhibits will be placed on our generation,” she said.The Unruh Institute will be continuing the Students Talk Back lunch series, panel discussions co-hosted by the Daily Trojan, which give students a chance to discuss politics with experts.The institute will also sponsor a viewing of the president’s State of the Union address and will host a daylong concert series partnership with USC’s School of Policy, Planning, and Development and the Los Angeles Times.The poll series developed by the Unruh Institute and the Los Angeles Times will also continue as the gubernatorial race marches on.  Schnur said there will be at least two polls released before the primary elections in June.“This semester we plan on involving students in the planning of these polls and the analysis of the poll results,” Schnur said. “We want our students to know how the process works and get a better understanding of how public opinion is measured in a political campaign.”Schnur said the key is to get involved now.“For me and my generational colleagues, we only have a certain number of years left before it’s somebody else’s turn,” he said. “The young people who are smart enough and energetic enough to get involved early are the ones who are going to make the greatest impact.”last_img read more

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PCP: Best fit at QB for Badgers?

first_imgJonahAfter watching the Badgers’ continuous miscues and failures throughout the past season, it only makes sense for head coach Bret Bielema to make a serious change.Entering his fourth season as head coach, he can choose to start another senior or he can take a chance for some high risk, high reward.I’m talking, of course, about Curt Phillips.If you don’t think he can do as good a job as Allan Evridge, Dustin Sherer or Scott Tolzien, I don’t know what football team you’ve been watching for the past five months.Phillips has all the tools to bring the UW football team back to the top of the Big Ten.Next year, Phillips will be a redshirt freshman, and if Bielema chooses to give him some playing time, he’ll have an experienced quarterback for four straight years, something we have yet to see in his three years as head coach.Having an experienced quarterback who has already worked out all his kinks at the position will be more beneficial to the Badgers down the line than another appearance in the Champs Sports Bowl led by Sherer.If Bielema learned from his mistakes this past season, he would know one season isn’t enough to bring a quarterback from first-year starter to team MVP. It’s a long process, and Phillips could be the talent and leader for years to come.If the UW Athletic Department is willing to give Bielema another chance to continue to “learn,” Bielema should also let Phillips get a chance to learn — it will benefit them both in the long run.So, if you want Sherer or Tolzien, then mediocrity you shall receive. But just like in this past presidential election, change is the key. For Wisconsin, that key is Curt Phillips.BenNow that P.J. Hill has officially declared for the NFL Draft, the biggest question concerning the Wisconsin football team is who is going to be starting under center come this fall. Obviously, current quarterback Dustin Sherer’s performance this year during the regular season and his tremendous flop during the Champs Sports Bowl disqualifies him from any chance of being the starter during the 2009 campaign.So, who should start?With senior Allan Evridge graduating, that leaves the depth chart down to three other choices than Sherer — redshirt freshman Curt Phillips, sophomore James Stallons and sophomore Scott Tolzien.Traditionally, to be a Wisconsin quarterback, your main skill needs to be handing the ball off. However, with the emergence of speedy wide receiver David Gilreath, second-generation Badger Nick Toon and the return of tight end Garrett Graham should supply the incumbent quarterback with plenty of weapons.With that in mind, Tolzien should be the next starting quarterback. Coming in for Sherer during the loss against Iowa, Tolzien looked poised despite playing from behind. He managed to go 4-7 for 90 yards and had 10 yards on the ground, including a rushing touchdown.While others may think head coach Bret Bielema should pass over Tolzien and go directly to Phillips, who came into the program as the nation’s No. 10 quarterback, it still takes some time to learn the college game and have in-game experience. Tolzien already has some playing time and has proven, despite limited experience, he has potential to be a good quarterback.If Bielema chooses Tolzien over Phillips, Stallons or Sherer, he should get an upgrade from his current situation. If not, any of the candidates can still revert to the time-honored tradition of a UW quarterback — handing the ball off.last_img read more

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Winamax nets Angers SCO betting partnership

first_img French licensed online gambling group Winamax continues to expand its presence within Ligue 1 football, confirming that it has secured a two-year betting and branding partnership with Angers Sporting Club de l’Ouest – Angers SCO.Angers SCO one of France’s oldest and most historic football clubs will feature Winamax Poker and sports betting branding on its Ligue 1 season 2017/18 club shorts.The gambling group will further serve as betting partner for the Angevins football club, gaining heightened coverage and branding of Winamax products on match days within the Stade Raymond Kopa (Capacity: 19,000).“We are pleased to welcome the main French player of poker and sports betting among the official partners of the club,” said Saïd Chabane, president of Angers SCO. “This partnership allows us to place supporters at the heart of a system of activations and privileged advantages.”Winamax continues to expand its presence within French football, which includes betting partnerships with Nantes FC and Girondins de Bordeaux.Alexandre Roos, Chief Executive of Winamax, commented on the sponsorship: “We are very pleased to partner with Angers SCO and are proud to be associated with the finalist of the Coupe de France for the two seasons to come.” Spain’s DGOJ sanctions autumn clean-up of licensee remits October 22, 2019 Submit Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Winamax nets RC Strasbourg shirt sponsorship ahead of Ligue 1 kick-off August 10, 2020 Share Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020last_img read more

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NASCAR boss condemns the ‘jackass’ flying a Confederate flag over Talladega before Sunday’s race

first_imgYou won’t see a photo of a jackass flying a flag over the track here…but you will see this…Hope EVERYONE enjoys the race today. pic.twitter.com/ppwP1ggNjt— Steve O’Donnell (@odsteve) June 21, 2020Some media members covering the NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega snapped photos of the banner flying over the track.Here is a view that shows where the Confederate flag is flying with the message “Defund NASCAR” pic.twitter.com/4tQpUnJxfh— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) June 21, 2020Group opposed to #NASCAR #ConfederateFlag ban uses plane to fly large #ConfederateFlag over @TalladegaSuperS w/ “Defund @NASCAR” banner pic.twitter.com/aBW3ZL6EAR— Jerry Jordan (@JerryJordan_KTT) June 21, 2020MORE: NASCAR’s Confederate flag ban had Alvin Kamara excited to attend a raceNASCAR’s race weekend at Talladega has produced predictable protests from people who continue to promote the Confederate flag in the wake of its prohibition from races. The announcement of the flag ban came June 10 amid global protests against racial injustice.A group of about 20 protesters drove past @TalladegaSuperS in trucks & on motorcycles in objection to #NASCAR banning of the #ConfederateFlag at its races. pic.twitter.com/mMLGVYRCW1— Jerry Jordan (@JerryJordan_KTT) June 20, 2020″The presence of the confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry,” NASCAR’s statement read. “Bringing people together around a love for racing and the community that it creates is what makes our fans and sport special. The display of the confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties.” Steve O’Donnell has made clear on multiple occasions how he feels about the flag NASCAR is no longer allowing to be displayed at its events and properties. He sent yet another clear signal Sunday.O’Donnell, who is NASCAR’s executive vice president and chief racing development officer, tweeted a message a few hours before the scheduled start time of Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in response to a massive Confederate flag banner with the words “Defund NASCAR” being flown by a plane over the track. The Cup Series race at Talladega marks the first NASCAR event since the COVID-19 outbreak that is open to general admission ticket holders, albeit in limited numbers. Up to 5,000 people were able to purchase tickets and attend the Talladega race.NASCAR’s Confederate flag policy includes a ban of “clothing that is primarily based on the Confederate flag symbol,” according to Sports Business Journal, and NASCAR is expected to enforce its new policy with security sweeps at the track.Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega was postponed to Monday due to severe weather. The race will start at 3 p.m. ET on Fox.last_img read more

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