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Big time drug haul: P3.2-M ‘shabu’ seized

first_imgMajor Charles Gever, head of PoliceStation 8, identified the suspect as 26-year-old Arlene Arnaiz. BACOLOD City – Authorities hererecovered at least P3.2 million worth of suspected “shabu” from an alleged bigtime drug peddler during a bust-bust operation in Barangay 3.  Aside from suspected illegal drugs, acash which amounted to P3,000 was also confiscated. Gever said they are still validating the source of the illegal drugs. An antidrug operative inspects the suspected shabu seized from “high-value” target Arlene Arnaiz in Barangay 3, Bacolod City on Wednesday. Police Station 8/BCPO According to Gever, the suspect wasplaced under monitoring for one month, as she would usually transfer from oneplace to another.center_img An undercover police initially both fromArnaiz a sachet of suspected shabu for P5,000. Gever said the suspect – tagged as “high-value”target – was caught around 6:50 p.m. on Dec. 4.    The suspect was detained and chargedwith violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Actof 2002./PNlast_img read more

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Navy seeks homes for the holiday

first_imgPOINT MUGU – Invite a sailor to Christmas dinner, buy a Marine’s child a toy or donate a holiday meal to a soldier’s family. These are just some of the ways to help military servicemen and -women and their families this holiday season. “The holidays can be a lonely time,” said Teri Reid, a spokeswoman at Naval Base Ventura County. “We have fellows here who are in training class from all over the U.S. and they don’t know anybody. “We have families (whose loved ones) are deployed overseas, in some cases for a second consecutive year. Every time they get a surprise, every time the community helps, it lifts their spirits.” Other options include the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, 805-982-4345, or donating food to Food Share at 4156 Southbank Road, in Oxnard. You must indicate that you want the donation to go to military families. For other ways you can support the troops, visit www.americasupportsyou.mil.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsFortunately, Reid said the Point Mugu base gets flooded with calls this time of year with generous people wanting to offer support. For those interested in inviting a sailor to your home for Christmas dinner, you can call Chief Arnold Alonzo at the Naval Construction Training Center at 805-982-4355 or Chief John MacCallum at 805-982-6428. You can also donate to Operation Seabee Christmas, a private, nonprofit organization that collects items and money for holiday packages to deployed family members overseas. If you are interested in making contributions to Operation Seabee Christmas, you can send a check to P.O. Box 2129, Port Hueneme, Calif. 93041. For more information, visit www.seabeechristmas.org. Spread holiday cheer to local military families by donating toys and gift certificates to the Fleet and Family Support Centers at NBVC Point Mugu and Port Hueneme, 805-982-3159. last_img read more

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NASA scientist accused of terrorism awaits verdict in Turkish trial

first_img CHRIS MCGRATH/GETTY IMAGES Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! 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As long as a travel ban persists and “scientists currently jailed are not released, people won’t be able to maintain their relations abroad,” says Eugene Chudnovsky, a physicist at the City University of New York’s Lehman College and co-chair of the Committee of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting scientists’ human rights. Ironically, before the coup Erdoğan was widely regarded as a patron of science, Chudnovsky says. “Many Turkish scientists will say that their situation had improved tremendously in terms of their economic situation, their ability to travel internationally,” he says. “Now, of course, scientists are worried.”Soon after the failed coup, authorities raided the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, the government research funding agency known by its Turkish acronym TÜBİTAK, arresting dozens. The purge reached the higher education system, where some 5000 academics accused of ties to Gülen have been dismissed, suspended, or forced to resign.That frenzy ensnared Golge. According to Kubra, an estranged family member who held a grudge over an inheritance dispute told authorities Golge was a terrorist and a spy. He has denied the charges; in court months later, the relative who tipped off police stated he was only 1% sure the accusations he leveled were actually true, says Kubra, who has attended the trial. As evidence of Golge’s guilt, prosecutors pointed to the fact that he, like many Turks, holds an account in a bank owned by Gülen followers, and he studied at a university with ties to Gülen.Another Turkish-American scientist caught in the dragnet is Ismail Kul, a chemist at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. According to Turkish media reports, Kul and his brother were arrested on a visit to Turkey in 2016 and accused of participating in the attempted coup. In court, Kul denied the charges, though he acknowledged having met Gülen several times since 2010, when he was introduced to the cleric by a Turkish legislator in Erdoğan’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party. (AK and the Gülen movement were allies with similar ideologies until a conflict between the two erupted in 2013.) Kul is out on bail while his trial continues.Those Turkish scientists spared persecution have seen international collaborations wither. Academics now must obtain permission from university administrators to travel abroad, and TÜBİTAK has reportedly curtailed travel scholarships for students and researchers. Many who manage to get out have not come back, accelerating Turkey’s brain drain, according to İlker Birbil, a Turkish data scientist at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.Birbil, who left Turkey in January 2017, faced difficulties after signing a petition in 2016 calling on the government to resume peace talks with Kurdish militants. Taking a stand had repercussions, he says. “We suddenly realized that it was impossible for us to get funding from TÜBİTAK,” he says. “In a nutshell, they don’t really go after merit anymore.” After signing the petition, Izge Günal says he was forced to resign from the orthopedics department at Dokuz Eylül University in İzmir, Turkey. Günal, who remains in Turkey, foresees a steady decline of Turkish science, “replacing Enlightenment thought with superstitions.” In public comments, Turkey’s science minister, Faruk Özlü, has denied that the government is pressuring scholars or interfering in TÜBİTAK’s reviews.What happens to Kul and Golge could hinge on tensions between Turkey and the United States, which has supported Kurdish rebels in Syria and has balked at extraditing Gülen. In a televised speech last September, Erdoğan said Andrew Brunson, a pastor and U.S. citizen jailed in Turkey, would not be returned until the United States extradited Gülen. The comments left Golge’s family fearful that he, too, could effectively be used as a bargaining chip.The uncertainty is excruciating, Kubra says. For the first 3 months after her husband was arrested, “Every cell in my body was aching because of the pain in my soul,” she says. “My life turned upside down and I felt like my family was falling apart.”Hers is only one of many families in limbo. Under a crackdown led by Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, scores of scientists have been imprisoned and many more have lost their jobs. Early next month, Serkan Golge will learn whether his nightmare will continue. In July 2016, he and his family were in southern Turkey wrapping up a visit to relatives and preparing to return home to Houston, Texas, where the Turkish-American space scientist studies the effects of radiation on astronauts. But before his wife, Kubra, could finish strapping their two young sons into car seats, police arrived and took Golge away.The police accused him of spying for the Central Intelligence Agency, and last April they charged the dual citizen with terrorism. “We were all stunned. It didn’t make any sense,” says computer scientist Alicia Hofler, a former colleague of Golge’s at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. A verdict is expected on 8 February; if convicted, Golge faces up to 15 years in prison.He is one of several U.S. citizens and thousands of Turkish academics caught up in a crackdown following a July 2016 coup attempt. Scores of scientists are in prison, and many more have lost their jobs. Most academics now need permission to travel abroad. Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, asserts the measures are necessary for national security: to root out allies or sympathizers of Fethullah Gülen, a cleric living in exile in Pennsylvania whom Erdoğan has accused of masterminding the coup. But the crackdown quickly widened and has swept up even leftist and liberal opponents. center_img Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) Email NASA scientist accused of terrorism awaits verdict in Turkish trial By Kristen McTighe Jan. 24, 2018 , 3:00 PMlast_img read more

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