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Record 4.2 tons of cocaine seized near French Caribbean

first_imgSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Officials with the French army stationed in the Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe say they seized a record 4.2 tons of cocaine in nearby waters. The Armed Forces of the Antilles said Wednesday that  it found the 177 bricks of cocaine aboard a fishing vessel in the Atlantic Ocean on Jan. 17. Eight people aboard the vessel were arrested. Authorities say the seizure was a result of close cooperation with several countries that it did not identify. No further details have been released.last_img read more

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Spain Study Abroad

first_imgTime abroad looks different for every student.Some are seasoned travelers looking to fuel their sense of adventure. For others, studying abroad is the first chance they’ve had to explore a new country.For University of Georgia poultry science major Logan Waldrop, embarking on a monthlong study abroad trip to Spain with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) was his first time outside of the Southeastern U.S.“I had never been abroad before and the longest plane trip I had ever been on was an hour or two. The eight-hour flight and being in a country where English isn’t the first language was frightening,” Waldrop said.But traveling with the support of UGA’s faculty and fellow students helped to make the Franklin County, Georgia, native feel at home.“The minute I got there I felt welcomed and comfortable in the environment,” he said. “The trip overall exceeded my expectations tremendously.”After an eight-year run in France, the CAES Food Production, Culture and the Environment program moved to Granada, Spain, in May 2019. As a participant in the inaugural trip to Spain, Waldrop traveled with animal science Professor Michael Azain and now-retired UGA Professors Mark and Judy Harrison for a unique opportunity to learn about food production and culture in the Mediterranean region. He and other students attended lectures and visited production facilities for olive oil, cheese, Spanish ham, bread and wine.“Going to Alhambra was one of the coolest things that I got to do on this trip,” Waldrop said. “It was truly unique to see all of the different designs from the different people and different time periods, but my absolute favorite thing that we did on the trip was going down to Malaga on the Mediterranean. Getting to be on the coast and experiencing the culture was something I’ll never forget. Plus, the food was incredible.”It can be hard to achieve cultural immersion when studying abroad. It can be all too easy to stay comfortable in the groups you travel with, and it’s hard to get to know locals. Waldrop was able to overcome this barrier by staying with a host family.“The homestay was flawless,” said Waldrop. “I loved our host family and they took extremely good care of us. The food was absolutely incredible, and they were the sweetest people in the world.”Walking away from his time in Spain, Waldrop has two pieces of advice for future study abroad students.“The advice I would give is to get familiar with the language,” he said. “That was one of the bigger issues that I faced while over there. If you know you’re going, brush up on it. The other piece of advice I’d offer is to have fun. There were a few nights that I was a little homesick, but then we all decided to go do stuff in the city and all of that went to the back of my mind. Cut loose and have fun — there won’t be many opportunities like this one.”The deadline to apply for the CAES May term program, Spain: Food Production, Culture and the Environment is February 15. Interested students can find more information at www.caes.uga.edu/students/study-abroad.last_img read more

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Brunt happy to work with Pulis

first_imgWest Brom captain Chris Brunt believes there is “no better guy” than Tony Pulis to help the team make the small changes needed to guide them towards Barclays Premier League safety. Former Stoke and Crystal Palace boss Pulis was at Upton Park on New Year’s Day to watch the team battle to a 1-1 draw, having earlier been confirmed as Alan Irvine’s replacement. Pulis addressed the players at the team hotel before the game, as well as in the dressing room and also relayed messages down to caretaker boss Rob Kelly from the director’s box, with assistant David Kemp heading into the dugout for the second half. Brunt is confident the Baggies – who recovered from going a goal down to equalise through Saido Berahino and then looked solid as well as offering an attacking threat on the break – can show Pulis they have the qualities needed to kick on in 2015. “I am sure the new manager will have seen a lot of stuff he was pleased with, but also some stuff he would want to tighten up on,” Brunt said. “He nipped in a couple of times, said his bits and pieces and told us what he expected us to do and, moving on, what he expects each person to do for their position. “I know a few lads who have played under him and his success rate speaks for itself and in the position we are in at the moment there is probably no better guy for the job.” Brunt continued: “He spoke to us before at the hotel and told us we weren’t a million miles away and we know that. “He then nipped in (to the dressing room) at half-time and at the end, and he seems very hands-on. “Obviously he is here to do a job and get points on the board, to get us up the league because at the moment we are in a bad position. “While confidence isn’t high, we can take a lot of positives out of a point against a West Ham team that is going well and we more than matched them for the whole game. Press Association “Hopefully that will breed a bit of confidence and hopefully we can get a win in the FA Cup game on Saturday (against Gateshead) and set the ball rolling.” Brunt was as disappointed as anyone that Irvine’s reign did not work out, the Scot having only arrived in the summer. “Alan is a great coach and a good man, but results speak for themselves and it is a results business,” the midfielder said. “Nowadays with the media in football everything lands on the manager’s shoulders and it was unfortunate because we go out on a Saturday and we weren’t getting the results for him. “It is disappointing, but you have to move on very quickly. “I am sure we will get things together on the training ground over the next couple of weeks and that Tony Pulis will come in and do a good job, as he had at all of his previous clubs, and we will start climbing the table.” last_img read more

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