Mexico has extradited around 250 people since 2010, as part of anti-drug cooperation with the United States, Michele Leonhart, head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), stated on June 20. “Our cooperation with Mexico is at an all-time high,” Leonhart stated at a hearing in the House of Representatives. Law-enforcement collaboration between the DEA and the Justice Department and their Mexican counterparts has enabled the increase in extraditions, which have included important drug-cartel leaders, the official said. Many of those extradited have pled guilty and been convicted, and several have collaborated with the authorities, something that “has given us a clearer perspective on how the Mexican cartels operate,” she said. Leonhart highlighted the March extradition of the leader of the Juárez and Chihuahua cartel, José Antonio Acosta Hernández, sentenced to life in prison in Texas. By Dialogo June 22, 2012
Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “There’s a quotient system and then we lost eight straight and we didn’t make the playoffs because we had a layup [that] I told [my players] not to take … And that was my fault. We literally lost because we didn’t make that play—and we didn’t make the playoffs,” said Compton.So it all boiled down to who Compton wanted to offend the least: Cone, the all-time leader in championships won among coaches, who Compton respects too much? Or Alaska team owner Fred Uytengsu?“I mean, I’d think Fred (Uytengsu, Alaska team owner) might’ve had more than strong words for me,” Compton said. “I might be covering a lot of games and looking for another job.”The PBA employs the quotient system to break ties, making every margin of victory precious. But Cone has never been a fan of scoring on a defeated opponent at the buzzer or close to it.Back in 2008, he took offense on a last-second slam dunk by Kelly Williams, who was then playing for Sta. Lucia. During the 2017 Philippine Cup Finals, the decorated tactician lashed out at San Miguel Beer guard Chris Ross for firing a trey in the final moments of Game 3.ADVERTISEMENT Compton sounded apologetic over the shot, especially with Ginebra mentor Tim Cone— a staunch critic of such shots—walking off without going through the postgame handshake.“He hates the rule and he hates [the play],” Compton said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I think you saw how much I respect coach Tim, when he turned his back and walked away, I ran after him,” he added. “I was like ‘Coach, I missed the playoffs because I didn’t make that play.”And Compton doesn’t want that to happen again. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Alab-PH back on track Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Simon Enciso of Alaska (left) rises to score over Ginebra’s Greg Slaughter. —PBA IMAGESAlex Compton remembers missing the playoffs by passing up on a last-second shot out of tradition. So as much as he hates doing something like this to a coach he respects, he’d rather take the cold shoulder than the anger of the guy that signs his paycheck.“[T]he way that we grew up, if you play college basketball in the United States, you don’t take that shot. You don’t ever take that shot,” Compton told reporters following the Aces’ 104-78 victory over Barangay Ginebra in Antipolo—the last three points came at the buzzer from guard Simon Enciso, who fired a bench-sanctioned triple.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying View comments “I understand coach Tim’s frustration … But if we get into a situation where we’re tied, you know, who knows? I don’t want to miss the playoffs because I honored a tradition that nobody else in the league honors,” Compton said. “When teams score on us at the buzzer when we’re getting killed … I’m not offended. I would’ve been offended probably three or four years ago. But the league has set up the quotient system in a way that if we don’t make that play, [then] we [might not] make the playoffs again by one point.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?
Letterkenny Chamber Chief Executive Toni ForresterTWO more shops have closed in Letterkenny – but it’s not all bad news.Classic Casuals and Unique have pulled down the shutters for the last time at Letterkenny Shopping Centre.Classic Casuals’ well-known outlet on the town’s Main Street is still open and trading well. Toni Forrester, chief executive of Letterkenny Chamber, said there was mixed news in the town.She said it was sad that more jobs had been lost, but insisted the Chamber is working around the clock to promote Letterkenny.Ms Forrester also revealed that the Shop LK inititive had been a huge success – with €500,000 worth of vouchers sold since its launch just over four years ago.“It is always sad when a business closes because of the impact on those who own the business and their employees,” she said. “There is definitely mixed news in retail with footfall down and spend per customer down but there is also excellent value for money and we are promoting the town wherever and whenever we can.“The Shop LK vouchers scheme has been a massive success because that shows people are shopping locally and when people do shop locally, they are supporting and creating local jobs.”TWO MORE SHOPS CLOSE DOWN IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: March 8th, 2011 by gregShare 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)