A Salvadoran, Héctor Antonio Martínez, thirty-two years old, pleaded guilty on 11 May to attempting to sell arms to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a guerrilla group, and to transporting explosives, the U.S. Department of Justice announced. Martínez, who faces a possible life sentence, acknowledged that between July and November 2010 he sold explosives and arms to a U.S. law-enforcement agent he thought was a member of the FARC. The Salvadoran was arrested in Virginia (in the eastern United States) while preparing to transport twenty kilograms of cocaine, allegedly as part of the operation. He will be sentenced on 29 July, the text explained By Dialogo May 13, 2011
May 15, 2005 Assistant Editor Regular News Florida Lawyers Assistance adds services Volunteers and staff responded to over 850 hotline calls last year Melinda Melinda Assistant Editor A part-time clinician and new support groups are a few of the newest services offered by Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., an organization dedicated to supporting and rehabilitating law professionals with addictions and other disorders.While in its 19th year of operation, FLA staff and volunteers are still working tirelessly to get the word out about the many services available to law professionals who need help.The FLA 2003-2004 annual report reveals a “marked increase” in the volume of hotline calls requesting assistance. Volunteers and staff responded to over 850 hotline calls and personal interviews with law students, attorneys, judges, or concerned friends, family, and colleagues.FLA’s staff attributes this increase to the legal community’s expanded awareness of the availability of services to impaired attorneys, students, and judges, and the continued economic and political stresses on the legal community.“We are doing a better job of letting people know that we’re here to help,” says Michael Cohen, executive director of FLA.For the second consecutive year, a majority of callers indicated they were acquainted with FLA through its Web site, www.fla-lap.org, which registered more then 12,500 hits. Additionally, the second largest referral source remained The Florida Bar News and The Florida Bar Journal. While the Web site and Bar publications were the most popular sources of referral, FLA demonstrated its commitment to spreading awareness of the program through CLE and law school presentations throughout the state. FLA staff suggests increased visibility in law schools and referrals by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners has resulted in a substantial increase in the number of students being referred to FLA.“The bar examiners are seeing issues regarding chemical dependency and arrest; then very often they will suggest that the student contact FLA,” Cohen said. “Students also can learn about FLA at orientation. We are usually on the orientation schedule.” In addition to the increased number of students being referred, FLA staff also witnessed an increase in requests for assistance in the area of mental health including depression, gambling addiction, and other nonsubstance related addictions, stress, and other psychological problems.In response to the growing number of requests for assistance with mental health issues, FLA has employed a clinician with funding from The Florida Bar. The new clinician will administer the mental health segment of FLA, develop outreach efforts, establish new facilitated groups statewide, and act as a contact for FLA clients dealing with psychological disorders.“It has been tremendous as far as having a resource. The Bar last year authorized funding for a part-time clinical director, Scott Weinstein. He has basically come in to review all the mental fields that we’ve had, and that segment of whom we deal with has been steadily growing,” Cohen said, “We have providers around the state, but to have someone in-house that we can say, ‘let me have you talk to Dr. Weinstein’ is great. He is very accessible.”Currently there are 27 weekly support groups for attorneys dealing with chemical dependency. FLA’s goal for the upcoming year was to establish support groups in several more areas including Daytona Beach/St. Augustine and in the Panhandle/Panama City.“We started a group in Destin about two months ago. We’re still looking to form a group in the Daytona Beach area between Melbourne and Jacksonville,” said Cohen.FLA also announced plans to join with The Kilby Foundation, an organization that assists indigent attorneys, for a fund-raising effort that will allow the foundation to expand assistance to more legal professionals in Florida.While FLA has been in operation for nearly 20 years, there are many attorneys and law professionals who are still unaware of the support services available.“It always astounds me when I do a CLE presentation. There are always a few people who have never heard of us,” said Cohen.For those just finding out about FLA, Cohen says there are two important details to keep in mind: “I think the perception is that all we deal with are drugs and alcohol; we deal with all types of compulsive and psychological disorders. Also, we are a separate entity (from The Florida Bar); all communication with us is confidential and the services are free.”Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., provides assistance to the legal community regarding substance abuse and mental health issues. The organization supports two toll-free, national hotlines; (800) 282-8981, and judges’ hotline (888) 972-4040. Florida Lawyers Assistance adds services
EZVIZ C3X isn’t your typical home security camera. That’s because it’s designed to give you colorful, detailed images at the time when it’s most difficult to record them: nighttime. And it does that without the help of harsh supplemental lighting. Also, its AI algorithms provide accurate alerts when people and vehicles appear in your designated zones, decreasing the likelihood that you’ll get false notifications. In the box, you’ll receive the C3X 1080p Wi-Fi Camera, Drill Template, Cat5 Waterproofing Kit, Power Adaptor, Quick Start Guide, and Screw Kit. So it comes with pretty much everything you need to get it up and running right out of the box.See colored images, even at nightYes, it’s possible to get high-quality color vision at night from a security camera. The C3X achieves this thanks to its Dual-Lens Color Night Vision. This technology allows one lens to record ambient brightness while another captures color information. 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Is that shape at the end of your driveway a bush or an intruder? You hope for the best. But when you have a home security camera, you shouldn’t have to just hope everything is ok; your camera needs to reassure you. And it’s this assurance that the EZVIZ C3X AI-powered camera hopes to provide. It’s an AI security camera that provides vivid, colorful nighttime images. EZVIZ C3X AI-powered camera in useSet customizable voice alertsThis AI security camera even talks to guests—both the welcome and unwelcome kind—when it detects activity. You can personalize messages to warn off trespassers or welcome friends when they visit. Or if visitors park in off-limits areas, the C3X can instruct them to leave their cars in another location.EZVIZ C3X AI-powered camera on an exterior wallChoose a weatherproof security camera with free 24-hour storageYou won’t have to worry about the weather affecting this smart home security camera. It has a whole metallic enclosure and an IP67 rating. 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Local authorities have closed the Cemoro Sewu hiking trail on Mount Lawu in East Java following the death of a hiker on Sunday that prompted the deployment of an evacuation team.The information was shared on Instagram by adventure-based account @koplak.adv and reposted by the official Instagram account of Mt. Lawu management @lawumountain.“As another incident has occurred, the hiking trail via Cemoro Sewu is closed until further notice,” the post stated along with a photo in which a board announcing the temporary closure of hiking activity was hung on a gate. The closure came after a hiker from Wonogiri, Central Java, identified as Angga, 27, died while hiking on the mountain on Sunday. Giri Lawu management office head Miko Wicaksono said Angga started to hike at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday with a group of six people along the Cemoro Sewu trail.Read also: Hikers flock Mt Lawu ahead of Independence Day, raising COVID-19 concernsWith his friends, he erected tents at midnight around Post 2 of the hiking trail. Later, based on statements by his fellow-hikers Angga reported feeling cold and passed out.At 3 a.m. his friends went down to report his condition to officials at the mountain’s basecamp.Another official from Giri Lawu, Dwi Bandono, said the management immediately formed a rapid-response team for evacuation. The team, comprising a total of 50 people, was deployed in groups to carry out the evacuation starting from the first group that went up to the location at 7 a.m.“The evacuation process was completed at 2 p.m. A team from Magetan Police has checked the body,” he said adding that the victim’s body had been taken to his family’s house.The police are still investigating the cause of the death, he added. (trn)Topics :
VERNAL, Utah (May 29-30) – The success Ricky Alvarado enjoyed at Diamond Mountain Speedway over the course of his Wild West Tour career carried over to a pair of weekend Racing For A Reason Rumble victories.IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified victories Friday and Saturday at Vernal were each worth $1,000 plus lap money.“I don’t know what it is about Diamond Mountain,” admitted Alvarado, a six-time winner when the Wild West Tour visited. “It’s a fun little track that fits my driving style.”Alvarado started outside pole in Friday’s 20-lapper and had the lead before sliding high and falling back to fourth.He found the line at the top of the track, ran side-by-side with Justen Yeager for two circuits and then eked ahead on the last lap, winning by a car length.Yeager, Brian Ungaro, Chase Hansen and Casey Delp rounded out the top five.Despite a late restart, Saturday’s 25-lapper wasn’t as close.Alvarado started fourth, passed Dusty Safley for the lead on the fourth lap and pulled away on a surface that stayed smooth fast all night.Casey Delp was a distant second. Yeager, Hansen and Kelly Smith ran third through fifth, respectively.The wins were the fourth and fifth in eight starts this season, and the 87th and 88th of his career for Alvarado.Scott Gray topped both $500 to win IMCA SportMod features.The inaugural Racing for a Reason Rumble helped raise approximately $2,700 for six-year-old Kaden McCormick of Roosevelt, Utah, who is in need of another kidney transplant.May 29 Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Ricky Alvarado; 2. Justen Yeager; 3. Brian Ungaro; 4. Chase Hansen; 5. Casey Delp; 6. Dusty Safley; 7. Kelly Smith; 8. Braxton Yeager; 9. David Peterson; 10. Bryan Wordelman; 11. Mickey Stubbings; 12. Josh Anderson; 13. Bert Beech.SportMods – 1. Scott Gray; 2. Travis Gray; 3. Steve Gray; 4. Jason Reese; 5. Wayland Duncan; 6. Chipita Rowley; 7. Wayne Hansen; 8. Morris Duncan; 9. Gauge Smith.May 30 Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Alvarado; 2. Delp; 3. Justen Yeager; 4. Hansen; 5. Smith; 6. Dylan Hatch; 7. Wordelman; 8. Peterson; 9. Anderson; 10. Braxton Yeager; 11. Stubbings; 12. Safley; 13. Beech.SportMods – 1. Scott Gray; 2. Reese; 3. Steve Gray; 4. Hansen; 5. Rowley; 6. Waylon Duncan; 7. Josh Pate; 8. Travis Gray; 9. Terrie White; 10. Coltin Jackman; 11. Morris Duncan.