The bus heaves through frayed barrios on the edge of Culiacán – the state capital of Sinaloa in western Mexico – on to the open road and mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental, heading for remote Badiraguato, gateway to the mountain forest terrain they call ‘El Chapo country’. It’s the birthplace of the man standing trial in New York on 5 November: Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, reputedly the world’s biggest and richest druglord. In a book about El Chapo – entitled The Last Narco (there’s no chance of that) – Malcolm Beith writes of the curious surprise among fellow passengers at Beith’s presence on the same route a decade ago: “it’s not every day that a white man or any foreigner ride this bus into the hills”. Nowadays, everyone knows exactly why you are there. I have no one to meet – my only contact around here, the journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, was slain by the mafia in … [Read more...] about A tale of blood, betrayal and family bonds. How El Chapo came to trial
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A Southall youth who murdered a drug dealer who was on his "patch" has been jailed for life. Hassan Mohamed had spotted Balbir Johal, a drug dealer from Slough, dealing drugs from a Ford Focus in Southall on March 19. The court heard that Mohamed and his friend and fellow drug dealer Yaasin Yussuf were at a flat in Kitchener House, Southall, when they received a phone call. Moments later they left the flat and drove through Southall in a white Mercedes when they spotted Balbir's car. The car was being driven by a "close relative" and had "two young women in the back who were also involved in the drug dealing", said Judge Michael Topolski, at the Old Bailey . "Nothing much positive was heard about the victim during the trial. Balbir Johal was a drug dealer," he added. The Mercedes followed Johal's Ford into Marlborough Road, where they pulled up alongside him and witnessed a drug deal. Mohamed, who lived just streets away in Clarence Road, then leapt out of his car to the driver's … [Read more...] about Southall drug dealer who stabbed rival to death jailed for life
PUBLISHED: 09:44 03 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:44 03 October 2018 Ford Focus looks more dynamic and is the most connected Ford ever with a host of technology available. Picture: Ford Ford Ford celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Ford Focus with a new model that brings new affordable technology and connectivity to the class, says motoring editor Andy Russell. 'Focus' is now spelled out across the tailgate. Picture: FordFord’s Focus, launched 20 years ago to replace the Escort, was an instant hit and the best-driving car in its class. The UK’s best-selling car for nine years until the Fiesta became top dog and now, even though outsold by the Volkswagen Golf, it’s still the car to beat with two million UK sales.Now owners want more safety, connectivity and technology, to fit their lifestyle, and this fourth-generation Focus aims to answer those needs.Looks and imageThe hatchback – estate follows in November, a raised Active crossover in January – has a … [Read more...] about Ford really connects with customers by launching new, hi-tech, class-leading Focus
FORD has created a smart jacket fitted with its own indicators and brake lights - and it could make riding on the road safer for cyclists. And the intelligent garment even connects to the rider's smartphone to tell them where to go. Developed by some of Ford's employees with a keen interest in cycling, the jacket has sleeves that light up to show when the wearer plans on turning right or left. It connects wirelessly to a navigation app on the rider's smartphone, which then vibrates the appropriate sleeve to tell the rider which way to go. The tech means cyclists no longer have to worry about trying to navigate via their phone while concentrating on the road, and also makes it easier for other road users to know what their next move is. The jacket even has a flashing brake light that can tell cars when the rider is slowing down. It also links up to a pair of headphones to allow the rider to take phone calls, listen to music or hear navigation directs. Ford's jacket could make … [Read more...] about Ford creates jacket with BUILT-IN indicators and brake lights – and it could help save cyclists’ lives
This week, Apple will reveal the future of your iPhone – and any other product you might happen to own. The company is hosting WWDC, its annual conference. Right in the middle of that is the keynote where the company shows off updates to the various operating systems and software that power all of its products. The event will take place all through next week. But the big keynote happens on 4 June, in the morning pacific time so much later on in the day in the rest of the world. What is WWDC? The event's full name is Worldwide Developers Conference, which gives you a pretty good picture of what happens. It serves as a place for app developers to meet each other and learn about the future of Apple's various platforms, and for Apple to discuss that future with them. Gadgets and tech news in pictures + show all Gadgets and tech news in pictures 1/43 Designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini from Italian company Jet Capsule. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which … [Read more...] about WWDC 2018: What is Apple’s big event, will there be a new iPhone and how do I watch it?