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Mexico soccer star Marquez among 22 sanctioned for drug ties

first_img2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings The sanctions freeze all U.S. assets of the people and entities named and forbid U.S. citizens from doing business with them.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I categorically deny any kind of relation to this organization,” Marquez said in a statement, adding “today is my most difficult match; I will try to clear all of this up.”Flores Hernandez allegedly operated independently in the northern city of Guadalajara but maintained alliances with the Sinaloa and Jalisco New Generation cartels. The attorney general’s office said Flores Hernandez was arrested July 20 and is being held while his extradition is pending.The Mexican Attorney General’s Office also seized related assets Wednesday, including the Grand Casino near Guadalajara, according to the U.S. statement.Mexican prosecutors said they were working closely with U.S. authorities on the investigation and added that Marquez came voluntarily to the Attorney General’s Office to provide a statement.Mike Vigil, former chief of international operations for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and author of the book “Deal,” said the 64-year old Flores Hernandez has been in the business since the 1980s.ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate LOOK: Kobe’s in-game used Air Jordan 3s sell for $30k Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her President Enrique Pena Nieto’s office confirmed Wednesday that a photo of the president and Alvarez had been removed from Pena Nieto’s Instagram account. The office declined further comment.The U.S. statement did not say that Marquez or Alvarez face charges in the United States.Marquez is famed as a tenacious defender whose crunching tackles have sometimes seen him sent off in high-profile matches. In Mexico he is revered as one of the country’s all-time greats, though many U.S. fans remember him for a studs-up, head-butt foul on Cobi Jones that earned him a red card at the 2002 World Cup.Marquez debuted in Mexico’s top-flight league in 1996 with Atlas and moved to AS Monaco of France’s Ligue 1 three years later. In 2003, Marquez joined Barcelona and spent 10 years there, helping the Catalonia super-club win Spanish league and Champions League trophies.Advancing into his 30s, Marquez then had stints with the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer, Leon of Mexico and Hellas Verona in Italy’s Serie A before returning to Atlas.A longtime fixture of Mexico’s national team, he led “El Tri” at four World Cups and has hoped to become only the third player ever to compete in five. Marquez has scored 13 goals wearing the green jersey in 158 appearances between 1997 and 2017, according to statistics published by the Mexican Soccer Federation.Speaking in a briefing to reporters, a high-level Treasury Department official said the association between Marquez and Flores Hernandez went back at least 20 years and Marquez served as “an important” frontman for money laundering. Under the terms of the briefing, the official could not be named. Among the entities that the department cited were his soccer academy and health and rehabilitation clinics.Marquez’s children’s foundation was also linked to Flores Hernandez, though it also had a number of corporate sponsors. It claimed to have provided food, educational and sports programs for about 1,000 low-income kids.Vigil said cartel figures have long been drawn to soccer stars and musicians.“They love soccer … so they love to associate with sports figures,” Vigil said. “Who else do they like? They like these norteno singers, because these guys create ballads about their exploits and it adds to their legend, to the folklore.” 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano It will also sanction 43 entities in Mexico, including a soccer team and casino.It is the single largest such designation of a drug trafficking organization ever by its Office of Foreign Assets Control, the statement said.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’Marquez, 38, is a former defender for Barcelona, Monaco and New York Red Bulls who currently plays for the Mexican soccer club Atlas in Guadalajara and is captain of the Mexican national team. He did not practice with Atlas on Wednesday.Later in the day, Marquez denied having any links to drug traffickers. “He is extraordinarily crafty in the way he strategizes and the way that he navigates between cartels,” Vigil said.But, the former agent added, Flores Hernandez has remained a mid-level drug trafficker, never forming what one would call a cartel, and of late had aligned himself with Nemesio Oseguera of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.Vigil said Flores Hernandez had a real talent for laundering drug proceeds by setting up front companies. He said it would be difficult to imagine that Marquez didn’t know who he was dealing with because Flores Hernandez has been around for so long.“Raul Flores Hernandez has operated for decades because of his longstanding relationships with other drug cartels and his use of financial front persons to mask his investments of illegal drug proceeds,” John E. Smith, director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control, said in the statement.Federal drug trafficking indictments against Flores Hernandez were returned in March in Washington and the southern district of California.The U.S. government referred to Marquez and 34-year-old norteno singer Julio Cesar Alvarez, better known as Julion Alvarez, as people with longstanding relationships with Flores Hernandez who “have acted as front persons for him and his (drug trafficking organization) and held assets on their behalf.”Alvarez has been nominated for Latin Grammys and has won Billboard awards. His latest album, “Not a Devil, nor a Saint,” released in May was his fifth No. 1 on the Billboard list of regional Mexican music.Alvarez’s manager did not immediately respond to an email request for comment. A spokesman for Universal Music, the parent company of Alvarez’s record label Fonovisa, declined to comment.But Alvarez posted a video to his Facebook page saying “absolutely nothing is going on.”Alvarez called Marquez a friend and sent him a hug: “Everything they are saying there can be cleared up.” Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Mexican football star Rafael Marquez Alvarez, center, arrives to give a press conference to deny accusations of ties to drug trafficking, at Atlas Football Club in Guadalajara, Mexico, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Marquez and a well-known band leader are among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz)MEXICO CITY — Legendary Mexican soccer player Rafael Marquez Alvarez and a well-known band leader are among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday.The sanctions are the result of a multi-year investigation of the drug trafficking organization allegedly headed by Raul Flores Hernandez, the department said in a statement.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Are they going to abide by the law?

first_imgDear Editor,The question on everyone’s mind is, are they, meaning The PNC-led Coalition, going to abide by the law? From all indications, they are not prepared to do so, and this poses a problem.The Opposition Leader has already stated in clear and unambiguous language that the Granger Administration is illegally occupying the seat of Government since the passing of the no-confidence motion, which clearly states that upon the successful passage of that motion, The President and his Cabinet shall resign and call elections in 90 days. Our constitution hasn’t changed and this aspect of it must be, I repeat, must be upheld.We are in the second month of its passage and the PNC Government has shown no signs of resigning nor will they set an election date. They have shown scant regard for the laws of our country. This is a dangerous precedent being set here. When a party in Government can show such gross contempt for the laws of the State, we know where we are headed.This means that the Granger Government is not prepared to abide by the rules, so what’s next? What comes next is that upon receiving the decision this week, this vindictive dunce of an Attorney General is going to file an appeal; which means that we are in for another wave of foolishness way up to the CCJ.But wait Mr Williams, I want to ask you a question. Why waste State funds on such nonsense when you full well know that you cannot win but will have to come back to the place where respect for the law of the land is supreme? And my second point is, the people of this great country are watching and they would not be kind to you in the next election so my advice is do the honest thing sir.My final point is more of a statement of fact, and that is, do not risk Guyana becoming a pariah state. We are already on the brink with that visionless and incompetent rule and you have burdened us these three and a half years.It is high time for us to break loose from the shackles of slavery in which you have held us. We cry out for rescue! Our only hope is in The PPP/C!Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

8 homeless as Amelia’s Ward house goes up in flames

first_imgEight people are now homeless after a fire destroyed their two-storey home at Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden, on Tuesday.The damaged Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden houseThe Lot 1987 Central Amelia’s Ward house belonging to Nigel and Simone Anthony went up in flames about 10:00h. None of the occupants were at home at the time of the fire.Speaking with Guyana Times, one of the occupants of the house noted that he was at work and learnt of the fire after receiving a telephone call. The family was unable to save anything from the house since by the time they arrived home, the entire house was engulfed in flames.When this publication arrived on the scene, firemen from the Linden Fire Station were present and had the blaze under control.Neighbours told this publication that by the time they realised that the house was on fire, it was too late to save anything.“We just see the fire so the only thing we could’ve do was just wait for the fire truck to come. We couldn’t get out any stuff because the fire was already covering the house,” one of the neighbours recalled.The man noted that the Fire Service responded some 30 minutes after the fire started.However, Police inquiry revealed that one of the occupants was reportedly sleeping in the veranda of the house when he heard a loud “booming” sound. He then went into the house and saw one of the bedrooms in the upper flat in flames. As such, he quickly ran out of the house and alerted neighbours who summoned the Fire Service.An investigation has been launched into the incident.last_img read more


first_imgDDTV: The Northern Lights are back. Noel Keating has put together this lovely timeline of last night’s spectacular event.Click Play to watch and enjoy. DDTV: INCREDIBLE FOOTAGE OF DONEGAL’S NORTHERN LIGHTS was last modified: August 6th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: INCREDIBLE FOOTAGE OF DONEGAL’S NORTHERN LIGHTSlast_img

Six Bulldogs Qualify For NCAA West Preliminary

first_imgStory Links Live Results West Preliminary Central Thursday evening will be capped by Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) running in the 10,000 meters. Earlier this season, Fischer posted a time of 28:47.86 in the event at the Stanford Invitational. That time remains the seventh-best in the West Preliminary field. Last season, Fischer finished sixth in the event at the West Preliminary en route to a 17th-place finish at the NCAA Championship. Saturday will feature Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) competing in the triple jump at 6 p.m. followed by Fischer potentially competing in the 5,000 meters. He currently owns the seventh-fastest time among the entries with his school record time of 13:48.32. Print Friendly Version Men’s Qualifiers Live Stream Friday, May 264:30 p.m. – Women’s 100-meter hurdles – Mary Young7 p.m. – Men’s 400-meter hurdles – Bas Van Leersumcenter_img Women’s Qualifiers Six members of the Drake University track and field teams have qualified for the field at next week’s NCAA West Preliminary in hopes of advancing to the NCAA Championship. The NCAA West Preliminary, hosted by the University of Texas, begins Thursday, May 25 and continues through Saturday. The Bulldogs’ six qualifiers are stretched across seven events and the top 12 finishers in each event will advance to next month’s NCAA Championships.Drake Student-Athletes at NCAA West Preliminary Round ScheduleThursday, May 255 p.m. – Men’s 400-meter hurdles – Bas Van Leersum / Hudson Priebe6:55 p.m. – Men’s 100 meters – Caulin Graves9:40 p.m. – Men’s 10,000 meters – Reed Fischer West Preliminary Schedule Caulin Graves (Kansas City, Mo.) will also step into the starting blocks on Friday as the freshman phenom races in the men’s 100 meters. Graves is coming off an impressive Missouri Valley Conference Championship in which her finished second in the 200 meters and fourth in the 100 meters. His season-best qualifying mark of the season at 10.31 is the 29th fastest time in this year’s West Preliminary field. The reigning MVC Champion in the women’s 100-meter hurdles, Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) begins competition Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the first round of the 100-meter hurdles. The junior’s qualifying time of 13.30 is the 23rd fastest in the field and she recently clocked a wind-aided time of 13.14 to win the MVC title. Saturday, May 276 p.m. – Women’s triple jump – Taryn Rolle8:45 p.m. – Men’s 5,000 meters – Reed FischerAction for the Bulldogs begins on Thursday at 5 p.m. with Bas Van Leersum (Zaandam, The Netherlands) competing in the 400-meter hurdles. Van Leersum earned All-MVC honors for the second-straight year this season and has a season-best of 51.35, which is the 25th fastest time in the region this season. Van Leersum is joined by teammate Hudson Priebe (Chamberlain, S.D.) in the field. Priebe has clocked a time of 51.67 to rank 34th in the NCAA West field. The top three finishers in each of the six heats, plus the next six fastest time will advance to the next round of quarterfinals on Friday at 7:15 p.m.last_img read more

The Chelsea v Norwich quiz

first_imgThe Premier League leaders take on Norwich at Stamford Bridge this weekend. Test your knowledge of the history between the two clubs by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly. [wp-simple-survey-15]Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

West Ham v Tottenham line-ups: Davies & Sissoko play, youngsters on bench, Hammers man out

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesBen Davies has been recalled to the Tottenham starting line-up for the game at the London Stadium after recovering from a recent ankle injury.Moussa Sissoko starts and Harry Winks is among the Spurs substitutes along with fellow youngster Kyle Walker-Peters.Spurs, without a league win at Wembley so far this season, are aiming for a fifth consecutive away victory.West Ham, meanwhile, are without Pedro Obiang, who picked up a knock against West Brom.West Ham: Hart, Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Fonte, Cresswell, Noble, Kouyate, Antonio, Arnautovic, Hernandez.Subs: Adrian, Byram. Masuaku, Rice, Aye, Carroll, Sakho.Tottenham: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Kane.Subs: Vorm, Trippier, Walker-Peters, Winks, Nkoudou, Son, Llorente.last_img read more

Give the gift of geocaching

first_imgLots of ways to tell your fellow geocachers you careShare your love of geocaching with friends and family this holiday season. Finding the perfect gifts for the geocachers in your life is kind of like finding a geocache — you earn a smiley for both.There are multiple ways to give the gift of geocaching:Let Shop Geocaching and our international retailers guide you to the perfect holiday gift!Shop for tools of the trade, apparel, and geoswag in the US and Canada through Shop Geocaching and globally via our international retailers.Shop our Happy Holidays Collection! Featuring a Signal Holiday Geocoin, Ugly Sweater Travel Tag, a Trackable Snowflake Ornament Set, a Holiday Greeting Card with Geocoin, and more!For a limited time, when you make a qualified minimum purchase from Shop Geocaching or one of the participating retailers, you will receive Free Limited Edition Holiday Travel Tag. The more you spend, the more free trackables you will earn (while supplies last)!Give the gift of geocachingYou can give the gift of Premium membership easily online. With a gift membership, your friend will enjoy all the perks of Premium membership, including custom search capability, instant cache notifications, and access to Premium-only caches. Your gift also supports the game by helping to maintain the website, upgrade the mobile app, and provide community support. You can purchase a physical gift card from the Shop Geocaching, or a digital membership directly online from good wishes via the Message CenterLet your fellow cachers know you’re thinking about them by sending a message via the Geocaching Message Center. Share your latest find, lay down a challenge, or, better yet, ask them out to go caching!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocaching Holiday Gift GuideDecember 9, 2019In “Community”Geocaching Stocking Stuffer Ideas on Shop GeocachingDecember 12, 2014In “Geocaching Info”Geocaching Shop Elves holiday gift guide!November 30, 2017In “Community”last_img read more

Job Description for a ReadWriteWeb News Writer (Hiring Now)

first_imgTags:#Blogging#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts ReadWriteWeb is looking for a part-time, late-afternoon/evening news writer. It’s a great opportunity to make a name for yourself, to work with an awesome team and to learn a whole lot about the web and new media journalism. We’d love for it to turn into a full-time job, if you prove successful. Your geographic location is not important. Your work will be syndicated to the New York Times technology page online, so your family will understand what you’re doing. (To some degree.)I (co-Editor Marshall Kirkpatrick) wrote up this job description and Founding Editor Richard MacManus said, “We’ll do it live!” So here you go. Read on for our description of what we’re looking for in the next addition to our team.50% of Team RWW, gathered in Portland, Oregon. Founder Richard MacManus is 2nd from left.We’re looking for someone who’s very competitive, hard working and self-directed. As one of the top blogs on the web, RWW combines a powerful research infrastructure, an unusually collaborative virtual newsroom, smart people, integrity, thoughtfulness and speed. We’re looking for good writers with a respectable knowledge of and definite interest in emerging web technologies. We write more about the tech and culture parts of tech than the business part, but an ability to write intelligently about all of the above is what we’re looking for.Basically, we’re looking for someone who can kick ass. Someone who can develop and work contacts, scan thousands of feed items daily, communicate well with the rest of our team, select their own stories (with some help) and write 2 or 3 fantastic short to medium length news posts 5 nights a week. Our philosophy with regard to our competitors is that it’s best to be first and best, but it’s second best to be best. In other words, we try not to sacrifice quality for speed, if we have to make a choice. We would like you to strive to do at least one incredible thing every day. As a news writer, that usually means writing something well, before our competitors do, that we’re all proud to have on our site.We’re looking for someone who can make themselves a star – through humble, smart, hard, fast and skilled work.Monetary compensation is standard for the industry; non-monetary compensation in the form of thrills, skills and experience is among the best you’ll find. People love working for ReadWriteWeb.If you’d like to be a part of one of the leading technology blogs on the internet, email me at with the words “awesome news writer” in your subject line. If you know someone that could be a good fit for this position, please send them our way.center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatricklast_img read more