By Dialogo June 21, 2012 SOFIA, Bulgaria — A Bulgarian court ordered on June 20 the extradition of suspected drug lord Evelin Banev to Italy, where he is wanted for allegedly masterminding a huge cocaine-smuggling ring from Latin America to Europe. Banev, also known as “Brendo,” is wanted by the Italian authorities as part of an international gang allegedly responsible for trafficking as much as 40 tons of cocaine from Latin America to Europe between 2004 and 2007. A five-year Italian investigation concluded in May found that a Bulgarian gang based in Milan, Italy and Alicante, Spain was supplying the ’Ndrangheta with cocaine from Latin America, the interior ministry said. Bulgarian traffickers transported the drugs by plane and onboard Italian ships, allegedly paid for by Banev. The ships and planes ran between islands in the Caribbean and Venezuela to ports in Spain and the Portuguese island of Madeira. [AFP, 20/06/2012; Sofiaglobe.com (Bulgaria), 20/06/2012]
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Tom SakashCan credit union-wide volunteer programs cut down on employee turnover? Apparently, yes. Just ask the credit unions that have implemented them.First Tech FCU, based out of Mountain View, Calif., makes volunteering easy for its employees.CU Effect LogoNot only does the credit union incentivize community involvement by carving out paid time for employees to volunteer, but by hosting company-wide volunteer resource fairs and by regularly sending out information on upcoming opportunities, it removes a number of barriers to participation.The result? Last year, First Tech employees logged more than 18,000 hours of community service, up from roughly 2,400 hours in 2011 when the credit union first started tracking the number.But it’s not only the community that benefits. continue reading »
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Angels acquired right-handed reliever Felix Peña from the Chicago Cubs for cash considerations or a player to be named on Monday.Peña, 27, has posted a 4.98 ERA with the Cubs in 36 games over the past two seasons, covering 43-1/3 innings. He has 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings in the majors. Peña throws mostly a 95 mph fastball, with a slider.In order to create a spot for Peña on the 40-man roster, the Angels designated left-hander Jason Gurka for assignment. Gurka had been claimed on waivers late this season, and he faced five batters in three games in the majors in September.
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAt least for the moment, there appears to be no need for Alyssa Valdez.Creamline played without its heroine and still came through with a convincing 25-22, 25-21, 25-22 win over Power Smashers Wednesday night to remain spotless in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles02:02‘Bata’ Reyes bows to Vietnamese foe for another SEA Games bronze01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade LATEST STORIES Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Mapua battles Perpetual at home Jia Morado tossed 50 excellent sets, fanning out the offensive chores masterfully.It was a sorry loss for the Power Smashers, who succumbed to their fourth defeat in five matches.What happened in the third set mirrored the second when Creamline fell behind, 18-21, against the youthful but inexperienced squad.Rosemarie Vargas strung up three straight points—all through soft-touch hits— while Colleen Bravo scored three kill blocks to lift the Cool Smashers.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation The win practically qualified the Cool Smashers to the next round—they have won all their five matches so far.“It’s a challenge for the team, really. So we have to step up and prove that it’s all team effort,” said Pau Soriano in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The veteran spiker accounted for 15 points including five straight in the homestretch as the Cool Smashers raced from a 20-22 hole en route to the straight sets victory.But most importantly, Creamline proved that it can stand its ground even without top scorer and team leader Valdez, who is currently in Japan training with the Philippine team. View comments