News story: Interim National Schools Commissioner appointed

first_imgThe Department for Education has confirmed that Regional Schools Commissioner Dominic Herrington is to be appointed as the interim National Schools Commissioner from September.The temporary appointment will provide continuity for academies across the country when Sir David Carter retires from the civil service after four years at the department.Dominic Herrington has been Regional Schools Commissioner for the South-East of England and South London since being promoted from his role as Director of the Academies Group at the department in 2014 and will continue to oversee this area of work.He will lead the team of Regional Schools Commissioners and oversee their collaboration with the academy sector to nurture innovation and help improve education for every child.Dominic Herrington said: I’m looking forward to working with the Regional Schools Commissioners in seven other areas of England to build on Sir David Carter’s achievements by continuing to challenge and support school leaders.last_img read more

Colombian Army Captures Alleged High-ranking Clan Úsuga Leader

first_img Bolivia’s FELCN seizes about 27 tons of ground coca leaves bound for Lebanon Clan Úsuga is one of Colombia’s largest narcotrafficking organizations and is involved in selling narcotics to the Sinaloa Cartel and Los Zetas, two Mexican transnational criminal organizations who traffic drugs through Central America and into the United States. Nearly 90 percent of the cocaine that reaches the United States comes through Mexico and Central America, according to the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board. “The Nariño Battalion will continue its territorial control operations to provide the residents of the 14 municipalities in southern Bolívar that are in the Battalion’s jurisdiction with the tranquility they have longed for,” said Army Lieutenant Colonel David Navia, the commander of battalion. The Second Brigade’s No. 4 Mechanized Infantry General Antonio Nariño Battalion and SIJIN officers captured the suspect in the Department of Bolívar, capping 15 days of Military operations in the area. The alleged Clan Úsuga leader is suspected of homicide, extortion, and theft in the municipalities of Achi, Montecristo, and Tiquisio in southern Bolívar. Ground coca leaves look very similar to yerba mate, and the suspects tried to take advantage of that by taking packages containing yerba mate leaves and stems, removing the contents, and then replacing them with ground coca leaves. Bolivia’s Special Counter Narcotics Force (FELCN) have seized about 27 tons of ground cocaine leaves camouflaged to look like packages of yerba mate tea leaves. Bolivia allows coca leaves to be grown legally in limited amounts. Coca leaves are used legally to make tea, medicine, and in certain foods, as well as in Andean religious rites. However, the only major purpose for shredded coca leaves is to prepare them to be turned into cocaine. FELCN agents seized the coca leaves on February 27 in a residence in the Department of Santa Cruz. Law enforcement officers also arrested two Bolivians in connection with the incident. They estimated the value of the seized leaves at $350,000; however, the leaves could have produced 100 kilograms of cocaine worth up to $90 million, according to Bolivian Government Minister Hugo Moldiz. “This generates better profits because it requires minimum capital and profitability is high,” Moldiz said. “This demonstrates the renovating methodologies used by drug traffickers to circumvent drug control forces.” The Second Brigade’s No. 4 Mechanized Infantry General Antonio Nariño Battalion and SIJIN officers captured the suspect in the Department of Bolívar, capping 15 days of Military operations in the area. The alleged Clan Úsuga leader is suspected of homicide, extortion, and theft in the municipalities of Achi, Montecristo, and Tiquisio in southern Bolívar. The Colombian National Army teamed with the Judicial Investigation Directorate’s Sectional Criminal Investigation unit (SIJIN) of the Police in the Department of Bolívar to capture the suspected leader of Clan Úsuga’s ‘Heroes of the South Bloc’, the Army reported on its website on March 2. The seizure is reportedly the first time Bolivian security forces have confiscated coca leaves that drug traffickers were going to ship abroad. Law enforcement authorities suspect that drug traffickers planned on sending the packages to Chile and then on to Lebanon. Bolivia’s Special Counter Narcotics Force (FELCN) have seized about 27 tons of ground cocaine leaves camouflaged to look like packages of yerba mate tea leaves. FELCN agents seized the coca leaves on February 27 in a residence in the Department of Santa Cruz. Law enforcement officers also arrested two Bolivians in connection with the incident. They estimated the value of the seized leaves at $350,000; however, the leaves could have produced 100 kilograms of cocaine worth up to $90 million, according to Bolivian Government Minister Hugo Moldiz. Bolivia’s FELCN seizes about 27 tons of ground coca leaves bound for Lebanon “This generates better profits because it requires minimum capital and profitability is high,” Moldiz said. “This demonstrates the renovating methodologies used by drug traffickers to circumvent drug control forces.” By Dialogo March 06, 2015 The Colombian National Army teamed with the Judicial Investigation Directorate’s Sectional Criminal Investigation unit (SIJIN) of the Police in the Department of Bolívar to capture the suspected leader of Clan Úsuga’s ‘Heroes of the South Bloc’, the Army reported on its website on March 2. “The Nariño Battalion will continue its territorial control operations to provide the residents of the 14 municipalities in southern Bolívar that are in the Battalion’s jurisdiction with the tranquility they have longed for,” said Army Lieutenant Colonel David Navia, the commander of battalion. The seizure is reportedly the first time Bolivian security forces have confiscated coca leaves that drug traffickers were going to ship abroad. Law enforcement authorities suspect that drug traffickers planned on sending the packages to Chile and then on to Lebanon. Clan Úsuga is one of Colombia’s largest narcotrafficking organizations and is involved in selling narcotics to the Sinaloa Cartel and Los Zetas, two Mexican transnational criminal organizations who traffic drugs through Central America and into the United States. Nearly 90 percent of the cocaine that reaches the United States comes through Mexico and Central America, according to the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board. Ground coca leaves look very similar to yerba mate, and the suspects tried to take advantage of that by taking packages containing yerba mate leaves and stems, removing the contents, and then replacing them with ground coca leaves. Bolivia allows coca leaves to be grown legally in limited amounts. Coca leaves are used legally to make tea, medicine, and in certain foods, as well as in Andean religious rites. However, the only major purpose for shredded coca leaves is to prepare them to be turned into cocaine.last_img read more

Ivy Tech Batesville, Lawrenceburg schedule info sessions for students and families

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — Ivy Tech Community College is inviting high school students and their parents to a special event April 19 to learn about the College and how to navigate the necessary steps for enrolling.College 101 will be from 6-8 p.m. April 19 at the Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg Riverfront campus, 50 Walnut St. in Lawrenceburg, and the Batesville site at 1 Ivy Tech Drive in Batesville. The open house-style event will offer students and their families the opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with Ivy Tech faculty and staff to find out what Ivy Tech has to offer.All high school students, whether they are looking to complete a certificate or degree and enter the workforce quickly or pursue a four-year degree, are welcome to attend College 101. Some topics that will be covered include:Apply and review Admissions StepsCampus TourMeet with FacultyDiscuss Financial AidLearn more about ASAPStudents and parents can drop in anytime between 6 and 8 p.m. for refreshments, conversation and the chance to ask questions.RSVPs are requested and can be completed at IvyTech.edu/College101. For more information, contact Sammie Hardebeck at Ivy Tech Batesville campus at [email protected] or Allie Lay at Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg at [email protected]last_img read more

Mulroy College student John Griffin receives Techno Teachers National Student Award

first_imgJohn Griffin from Mulroy College in Milford was the recipient of a certificate recognising his achievements in construction studies at the Techno Teachers National Student Awards.Awards go to the top three students who demonstrate outstanding skill in Materials Technology Wood, Technical Graphics, Design & Communication Graphics, Construction Studies and Technology.John was awarded second place in Leaving Certificate Construction Studies at Ordinary Level. He was presented was a certificate from Techno Teachers Chairman Tony Harrison and Dermot Carey from CIF at the annual awards ceremony in GMIT.Photo: Reg GordonMulroy College student John Griffin receives Techno Teachers National Student Award was last modified: March 12th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:john griffinMilfordMulroy Collegelast_img read more