More than 23 tons of cocaine with a street value of around €600m (£516m) has been seized as part of a record haul in Germany and Belgium. Customs officers in Hamburg described the find at the German port as the biggest quantity of cocaine ever seized in Europe and one of the largest in the world. The 16 tons of cocaine were found hidden in more than 1,700 cans of wall filler at the port in a search of five containers from Paraguay that had been flagged as suspicious in a risk analysis by customs authorities. Another seven tons of cocaine was seized in a container with blocks of wood which had arrived at the Belgian port of Antwerp from Panama. The authorities said the consignments had been destined for the Netherlands and together represented the biggest catch of cocaine ever headed for the country. Advertisement Prosecutors said a 28-year-old Dutchman who was registered as the recipient of the containers in which the drugs were found … [Read more...] about Record haul seized as cocaine worth €600m intercepted in Europe
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Vincent Keymer isn't the type of individual to be easily sidetracked – not by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has put a stop to chess players sitting across the board from one another, and not by the high hopes the German chess community is placing in the 16-year-old. "External pressure has never been much of a problem for me," the student from the small town of Saulheim in western Germany told DW. "If I were to start trying to live up to the expectations of others, I would lose control over my own destiny." Seven hours against Magnus Carlsen The youngster, seen as the greatest talent Germany has produced in half a century, has been steadily climbing the competitive chess ladder. Keymer first beat a grandmaster at the age of 10 and at 14 he earned the title of grandmaster himself – becoming the youngest-ever German to do so. By then he had already sat opposite world champion Magnus Carlsen for the first time – in the first round of a the Grenke Chess Open in Karlsruhe during … [Read more...] about German chess prodigy Vincent Keymer: ‘External pressure has never been a problem’
♈ ARIES March 21 to April 20 Try to sew up family agreements in the morning, as Pluto’s influence may try to push people apart – but your love is stronger. Later in the day a moon of pure creative pleasure shows you an activity or interest that clicks instantly – and fits your personal skill set perfectly. Love is all around, so look again at "P". ♉ TAURUS April 21 to May 21 Perhaps you are trying to talk yourself out of taking a big step, signing up for something new. And this keeps you stuck. Break free by trusting your own judgment and ability to make things work. The rest can follow. In love terms, beware of too much, too soon. Pace passion to enjoy the experience, together. ♊ GEMINI May 22 to June 21 Gather together all the information you need to make a love, or work, case for yourself. Then share it, in positive ways. Two sides that seem so far apart can find many ways to be close again. Your learning zone is lit up until … [Read more...] about Horoscope today, Wednesday February 24: Daily guide to what your star sign has in store for your zodiac dates
VARIOUS prison riots in Ecuador have claimed the lives of nearly 80 inmates. Local authorities have now regained control of the detention centers in three different cities after days of turmoil. How many people died in the Ecuador prison riots? Nearly 80 inmates have died due to several violent riots in several prisons in Ecuador. The agency responsible for the prisoners claimed that 37 of them died in the city of Guayaquil, 34 in the city of Cuenca, and eight in the central city of Latacunga. What happened in the Ecuador prison riot? Coordinated fights reportedly broke out in the maximum security wings of the detention centers as rival gangs fought for leadership. The riots occurred after a weapons search was carried out on Monday within the centers, according to authorities. After three days of chaos, authorities were able to take control of the situation. Local television footage from February 22 depicted prisoners jumping from high walls and others … [Read more...] about How many people died in the Ecuador prison riots?
Having recovered from a fractured skull and blood clots in his lungs, Ben Jones-Bishop knows plenty about resilience. So he is fully prepared to bide his time and continue training on his own as he waits for a Super League opportunity for 2021. The experienced 32-year-old turned down a new deal at Wakefield in search of a fresh challenge in 2021. But 10 weeks from the scheduled kick-off and despite interest from both the top flight and Championship, Jones-Bishop is still without a club. It’s a position he’s comfortable with and one that has allowed him to focus on a property development business outside of sport. But the former Leeds, Harlequins and Salford winger does want another crack a Super League, having made an impressive return from his second blood clot issue at Trinity last season. “I thought when I came back my performances showed I still have plenty to offer,” said Jones-Bishop, who first suffered the lungs complication at Leeds and then sustained a depressed … [Read more...] about Resilient Ben Jones-Bishop ready for next Super League chance after overcoming past adversity