BREAKING NEWS: 40 Arrested In Drug Sweep Operation

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare TwitterFacebook 40 Arrested In Drug Sweep OperationJUNE 22ND, 2018 AMANDA PORTER INDIANAIt was an impressive show of force in the fight against violence and drugs in Evansville, a joint drug operation between the Vanderburgh County sheriff’s office, the Evansville police department and the FBI.It’s called Operation S.A.F.E, and the massive roundup of suspects is far from over.Operation S.A.F.E hit the streets of Evansville from Tuesday to Thursday, three days of work that led to the arrests of 40 people who police say were committing crimes.They say the mass arrests are a good start.“They increased saturation patrols, did some targeted areas, and they also went after people with felony warrants,” says Vanderburgh County Sheriff David Wedding.Every three to four months, authorities say the three agencies will sweep the city and high-crime areas.Generally late May through September they see a spike in arrests in Evansville and throughout Vanderburgh county.“What we are doing by targeting certain areas, we are trying to eventually minimize the amount of crime and drug sales and violence in those particular areas,” says Wedding.Of the 40 individuals arrested, 23 had felony warrants, 17 misdemeanor warrants, 3 guns were found, along with a stolen car, heroin, nearly three pounds marijuana, and 16 and a half grams of meth, and cash.“It is going to happen but as a sheriff… if we can take a criminal off the street, my doors are wide open.“We have been shipping offenders to other jails in the surrounding areas to offset the increasing amount of people coming to the jail.”Sheriff Wedding says Operation S.A.F.E will continue to make drug sweeps to curb the opioid epidemic.“I don’t want people out selling drugs in my community. We have a horrendous drug problem here in Evansville and Vanderburgh County, and I think we have to do two things; We have to go get the person selling the drugs, arrest them and prosecute them vigorously and then we need to seek help for the drug addicts, and I am pushing for both.Sheriff Wedding says the county is partnering with area jails like Jefferson county – as we previously reported – to deal with the influx of inmates.last_img read more

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Colombia Receives Bids Worth $One Billion For Oil Exploration

first_imgBy Dialogo June 25, 2010 The National Hydrocarbon Agency (AHN), a Colombian government agency, has received bids worth more than one billion dollars for the right to explore for oil in a number of Colombian regions, including several in the Caribbean, over the next fifteen years, an official source announced. “Eighty domestic and foreign firms participated” in the auction, held in the Caribbean port of Cartagena, and “submitted bids on ninety-six blocks for a value of more than one billion dollars,” Armando Zamora, director of the AHN, told Bogotá radio broadcaster RCN. According to the official, out of the total number of oil companies that participated in the auction, fifty submitted successful bids for 96 out of a potential 230 blocks, including state-owned Empresa Colombiana de Petróleos (Ecopetrol). The districts that will be opened to exploration in the next few years are spread among different regions of the country, including the Caribbean, where in some areas, such as the island of San Andrés, “there are already some initial technical evaluations,” Zamora added. Among the foreign oil companies, Canadian firm Canacol Energy obtained four blocks in the center of the country, while Spanish firm Repsol and Argentine firm YPF, in association with Ecopetrol, won the right to explore two blocks in the Caribbean. Korean firm SK Energy, also in association with Ecopetrol, submitted the highest bid for a block located in the northern part of the country, while Cementaciones Petroleras de Venezuela will share exploration of another block with the Colombian state-owned firm, in central Colombia.last_img read more

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England Golf staff pick up the pace with Speedgolf

first_img Speedgolfers are actually allowed to use up to seven clubs but tactics call for consideration of whether to take a bag or to carry fewer clubs by hand.  To find out more about Golf Express visit www.golfexpress9.org It turned the spotlight on the more athletic format which combines running and golf. England Golf partners British Speedgolf through its Golf Express campaign, which encourages busy people to play more often. It turned the spotlight on the more athletic format which combines running and golf. England Golf partners British Speedgolf through its Golf Express campaign, which encourages busy people to play more often, and during September it will be promoting this and other shorter and quicker formats of the game.  The prospect of Golf Express Month encouraged England Golf Chief Executive Nick Pink to put on his running shoes and gain firsthand experience of the Speedgolf. “I thought it was great fun. There were parts I had not really considered, like how to hold the bag whilst running, but for the first few holes I found that I actually played ok as I was not thinking about golf, just breathing. The challenge came as I got tired and the legs no longer moved!  “There was plenty of chat afterwards and a real sense of camaraderie which bound the group together. I liked this side of it and can see Speedgolf spreading and being successful for those who want to combine playing with fun and fitness.” Benians (pictured left with Nick Pink)  took slightly longer to play the course, but used fewer shots for his score of 59.11. Flint remarked afterwards: “Next time I would try and take more time on and around the greens – a few more seconds to save a few more shots.”  He shot round the nine holes in 23min 37 secs and took 43 strokes for a combined 66.37 Speedgolf score – and was beaten only by one experienced player, Chris Benians, a PGA professional and former European Tour player, and the runner up in last year’s British Speedgolf Open Championship. He was among eight staff volunteers who joined the Speedgolfers (pictured bottom) and England Golf’s Participation and Club Support Director, Richard Flint, (pictured top) gave the experienced players a run for their money. Young People Manager Lee Dolby used the experience to successfully reignite his love of running after a gap of five years. “I really enjoyed it. I thought that it might be a bit boring and lonely running on my own as I don’t like playing golf on my own or even practicing in the range, but I really enjoyed the balance between speed and accuracy.” Men’s Performance Manager Steve Burnett added: “I like running and golf so really wanted to give it a try and I was first on the list. I also liked the idea of just using one club and having lots of opportunity to be creative. I looked forward to the challenge, gave it a real go and really enjoyed it. I’d definitely do it again!”  England Golf staff picked up the pace when a Speedgolf demonstration was held on the Bracken course at their Woodhall Spa HQ in Lincolnshire  It turned the spotlight on the more athletic format which combines running and golf. England Golf partners British Speedgolf through its Golf Express campaign, which encourages busy people to play more often.center_img To find out more visit the British Speedgolf website or watch the British Open Speedgolf Championship at Piltdown Golf Club, East Sussex on 17 September. Tags: Golf Express, Speedgolf, Woodhall Spa The Speedgolfers and England Golf volunteers are pictured below. (Images copyright Leaderboard Photography) Speedgolf has introduced a new pairs format to add a social dimension to the game. Each player takes alternate shots but run together, always behind the ball, so the slower player sets the pace. The volunteers took part for a range of reasons. “I like combination sports and trying to keep fit,” said Finance Director Simon Wilson. “I am not a good golfer and I am coming back gently into running after a long injury so I was not bothered how I did, but I wanted to gain some fun out of it and I certainly did that!” Membership Marketing Manager Sam Czornyj is looking to the future with Speedgolf: “At some point in the future when my partner and I start a family, SpeedGolf will become a great asset for still playing golf, staying healthy and balancing my family life when otherwise it might be difficult to justify five hours away at the weekend!”  23 Aug 2017 England Golf staff pick up the pace with Speedgolf last_img read more

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