Librarian (Technical Services) Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgConditions Job Posting TitleLibrarian (Technical Services) Adjunct Assistant Professor Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Department Location Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Work YearN/A AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments forLos Rios students, employees and community partners. Each and everydistrict and college department strives for the highest quality inall programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improvingeducational outcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. Posting NumberF00118P 1. Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution in libraryscience, library and information science; OR, hold a CaliforniaCommunity College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area;OR, the equivalent.*2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academicsocioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexualorientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students,including those with physical or learning disabilities as itrelates to differences in learning styles.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. Assignment Responsibilities Posting Details Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. Submission of applications are by midnight ofthe posting closing date. Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are required to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application(required)2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work * (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.(required)3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (recommended)4. Two letters of recommendation (recommended)5. Letter of Interest (recommended)*Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators.Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. Special Requirements Position Summary Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) How and where to apply General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook.As coordinated by the System Librarian, the Librarian (TechnicalServices) will be responsible for, but not limited to:• The original cataloging, including description, authorityverification, subject headings, and call number assignment of printand non-print materials and web resources not located in the OnlineComputer Library Center ( OCLC ) database.• Evaluating and edit copy cataloging located in the OnlineComputer Library Center ( OCLC ) database.• Authority file maintenance, database cleanup projects, andcollection evaluation.• Occasional work at the reference desk may also be required on anas needed basis.• Knowledge of, or experience with, RDA, MARC format, Library ofCongress Subject Headings, Library of Congress ClassificationSystem, and Online Computer Library Center ( OCLC )preferred.● Providing reference and information services to students andstaff.● Providing library instruction to students in a variety ofsettings and formats.● Designing instructional materials.● Selecting materials and maintaining an up-to-date collection insubject areas for print, media, and digital collections.● Using existing and emerging technologies to enhance libraryservices and instruction.● Fostering and developing information competency skills forstudents.● Marketing library resources and programs to students andfaculty.● Promoting and maintaining an effective learning environment inthe library.● Performing other duties as assigned.center_img Beginning and/or Ending Dates Open ContinuouslyYes Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Resume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocument The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2831 Posting Date Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Minimum Qualifications Work Schedule LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Closing Date SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire. Physical Demands Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. Application Instructions The Institution Total Hrs per Week/Daylast_img read more

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Subway fights case for zero VAT on toasted subs

first_imgA group of Subway franchisees is fighting to have the VAT on toasted sandwiches zero-rated in a case that could have implications for retail bakers and coffee shops across the country.Around 250 Subway franchisees supported a recent appeal at a tax tribunal that toasted Sub sandwiches should be zero-rated for VAT. Subway’s products are currently taxed at the standard rate of VAT (17.5%), because HMRC classes them as hot takeaway food, but this will rise to 20% in January when VAT rates are increased.Subway franchisee Kay Mulligan, who runs a store in Huddersfield, argued that the application of heat was necessary to supply a toasted sandwich, a process which irreversibly altered the composition of the bread. Her intention, she said, was to supply a freshly prepared toasted sandwich, not to supply a heated sub to be consumed hot.The tribunal rejected the claim, but the franchisees plan to appeal to the Upper Tribunal next year. Some VAT cases can go as far as the Court of Appeal and the European Parliament.If the ruling is appealed, it could clarify the position for smaller craft bakery chains in respect of VAT on their toasted sandwiches and products including paninis and savouries, said Dipak Jotangia, partner at Dass Solicitors, which represented Subway at the tribunal.He told BB that retailers, including Quiznos and McDonald’s, were currently paying zero rate VAT on near-identical products and that this gave them an unfair advantage. “In the past, some tribunals have agreed that even products such as sausage rolls and Cornish pasties were correctly zero-rated,” he said. “It’s definitely worth considering the VAT position very carefully on these kinds of products.”In a statement, Subway said: “Subway franchisees feel strongly that the HMRC’s decision is inconsistent with its VAT policies toward other toasted sandwich sellers and shops. The chain believes this uneven tax policy will unfairly impact its pricing and will cause unnecessary hardships for its franchisees during a period of economic weakness. Franchisees in the UK feel strongly that the finding of the tribunal is wrong and will continue to robustly challenge it with further appeals.”last_img read more

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News story: Statement on Sainsbury’s/Asda Judicial Review application

first_imgOur first priority in this investigation has, and will continue to be, assessing if shoppers would face higher prices or a lower quality of service as a result of the merger and, if so, to prevent that from happening.We began to engage with the companies involved as soon as they announced their intention to merge at the end of April, to make sure they had the opportunity to fully put forward their views. Investigating any merger of this size requires assessing a large volume of material in a short timeframe, and it is not unusual for the companies involved to do this in the timelines we have been working to with Sainsbury’s and Asda. We have done everything we can to aid their consideration of this work, whilst still ensuring we are able to meet our legally-binding deadline. This includes extending certain administration timelines where appropriate.If we gave the companies the extra time they are now asking for, it would put our ability to complete the investigation by the required deadline at very serious risk. As with all of our merger reviews, we construct our timetable to ensure that everyone has the chance to have their say, including customers, the companies involved and suppliers.last_img read more

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Watch Snarky Puppy Make Their SXSW Debut With ‘Shofukon’ [Pro-Shot Video]

first_imgHaving toured the world several times, Snarky Puppy has covered a lot of playing grounds. Over the weekend, the two-time Grammy Award-winning band added South By Southwest to their growing list of new experiences with a GroundUP Music showcase at the Cedar Street Courtyard. Featuring performances from Michelle Willis, The Funky Knuckles, Cory Henry, Bill Laurance, Banda Magda, and of course, Snarky Puppy, the night was a perfect introduction to the world of SXSW.Members of Snarky Puppy, Michael League, Bill Laurance, Robert Searight, and Chris McQueen, found some time to sit down with Music Is Universal to talk a little bit about the band, how they came together, and how twenty-six members are able to rotate in a band that frequents the road. Watch the full clip below:Snarky Puppy Interview – SXSW 2016 by musicisuniversalAlso surfaced from their SXSW debut is a professionally shot video of their hit “Shofukan” from their performance at Cedar Street Courtyard last night. Watch it here:Snarky Puppy – Shofukon (Live at SXSW 2016) by musicisuniversallast_img read more

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Around the Schools: Harvard Law School

first_imgHarvard Law School is losing a faculty member to the federal government, even as it regains one.Laurence Tribe ’66, the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard, has been named senior counselor for access to justice in the Department of Justice, and he will lead an initiative aimed at improving access to civil and criminal legal services.Justice Department officials say they hope the initiative will elevate the importance of legal access issues and help prompt concrete steps to address them. The primary focus of the initiative will be to improve indigent defense, enhance the delivery of legal services to the poor and middle class, and identify and promote alternatives to court-intensive and lawyer-intensive solutions.In another development, Jody Freeman returns to the School’s faculty this month, after serving in the White House as counselor for energy and climate change for more than a year.Freeman, a leading scholar of administrative and environmental law, will be appointed to an endowed chair in public law named for former Solicitor General and Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox Jr. She will work at the School and across the University to harness Harvard’s talents and resources toward shaping global energy policy. The professor will also resume her role as director of the School’s Environmental Law Program, which she founded in 2006. ­If you have an item for Around the Schools, please e-mail your write-up (150-200 words) to [email protected]last_img read more

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How our bodies harness energy

first_imgIn exploring how humans harness energy to work, Robert A. Lue said the answer lies deep within.Very deep within.“When we think about work, we think about our careers, weightlifting, or gardening,” said Lue, the faculty director of the Harvard Ed Portal, and of HarvardX, professor of the practice of molecular and cellular biology, and the Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. “But our cells also need to prioritize the doing of work.“There’s a lot that goes on inside cells that is truly remarkable, and that has tremendous relevance for us and our own health,” the Harvard professor noted during his April 21 talk at the Ed Portal titled “How Do Our Bodies Harness Energy To Do Work?”Each human being is made up of 5 trillion to 10 trillion cells, Lue said, and each cell is “a small universe” with its own tremendous complexity. In addition, each highly organized cell operates like “a remarkably well-organized factory,” where each component has a very specific job.“At the molecular level,” Lue said, “we live in a mechanical world.”Drawing from his upcoming HarvardX course, “Cell Biology: Mitochondria,” which launches May 25, Lue drew the audience’s attention to that specific part of the human cell, explaining the detailed way in which mitochondria produce the majority of energy in the body.But the most fascinating question about mitochondria may be: Where did they come from?Mitochondria, Lue observed, are remarkably similar to bacteria.Lue suggested that as some bacteria evolved the ability to process oxygen to harness energy — an element that millions of years ago was toxic to most single-cell organisms — a collaboration with profound implications occurred.Robert A. Lue, faculty director of the Harvard Ed Portal, offered his audience insight into his upcoming HarvardX course during a talk on April 21. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerScientists hypothesize that “one larger cell engulfed one or more of these primitive bacteria,” Lue said. “And instead of breaking them down, they held onto them and developed a collaborative relationship with them — an endosymbiotic relationship.”Among other things, this means, he said, that each mitochondrion in our cells has a separate genome from our cells.“They are not independent from your cells, but a lot of evidence indicates that mitochondria are semi-independent,” Lue said. “It may be one of the greatest examples of the evolution of cooperation — not between two species, such as human and dogs, but between two cells that gained mutual advantage from one existing within the other.”When introducing Lue to the Harvard Ed Portal audience, Kevin Casey, associate vice president for public affairs and communications, said Lue was committed to connecting Harvard with the neighborhoods around Allston and Brighton, as well as with lifelong students all around the world.“[Rob] is passionate about making Harvard more conscious of its responsibilities in the community, and the reality of bringing education to the masses,” Casey said, speaking at the Harvard Ed Portal. “This very building, with its top-notch technology, a performance space, an art gallery open to the public — is all the a result of the vision of Rob Lue, and he created it so that people in the community and people at Harvard could learn from one another.”For Monserrat Santiago, a resident of Puerto Rico currently visiting Chelsea, Mass., the talk was an opportunity to dive more deeply into her love of science — and her own health.“As a chemist, I’m always looking for opportunities to learn more about science, so I was very happy I could come tonight,” she said. “I think it’s good for people to come to talks like this. I’m a cancer survivor, and I wanted to get a better idea of how cells work. I have more questions, but I feel like I have a better understanding of how the human body works, and what we need to do to ensure better health.”Lue’s presentation was just one of many events held at Harvard as part of this year’s Cambridge Science Festival (CSF), opened by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. Another CSF event focusing on the human form — Art, Science, & the Body — opened at the Ed Portal on April 23.last_img read more

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University criticizes concessions CEO

first_imgNotre Dame publicly criticized Des Hague, CEO of Centerplate, a sports catering company that supplies concessions for Irish sporting events, for allegedly abusing a dog in an elevator in Vancouver.“We find the actions of Centerplate’s CEO to be deplorable and will closely monitor this matter as the company conducts its internal review,” University spokesman Dennis Brown said in a statement Monday, according to a WSBT report.A viral video that surfaced last week depicted a man dragging and kicking a Doberman puppy. According to a statement made through his attorney and published Monday by Fortune, Hague apologized for the incident, which was “completely and utterly out of character.”“I am ashamed and deeply embarrassed,” he said. “… a minor frustration with a friend’s pet caused me to lose control of my emotional response … I would like to extend my apology to my family, company and clients, as I understand that this has also reflected negatively on them.”Centerplate has supplied concessions at Notre Dame since 2011 and currently covers all on-campus sporting events, according to a WSBT report.“We’re continuing to monitor the company’s response and await to see what authorities in Vancouver report before commenting further,” University spokesman Paul Browne said in a statement.Tags: abuse, Centerplate, Dennis Brown, Notre Dame, Paul Brownelast_img read more

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Precision Farming on Display

first_imgWhen Craig Kvien tells about the gee-whiz technology to be displayed during the GeorgiaAg Showcase ’96, there’s a lot of little kid in his voice.Georgia Ag Showcase ’96 will be June 29 at the Rural Development Center in Tifton. It’sgeared to farmers and anyone interested in Georgia farming.The event is co-sponsored by the UGA College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences, Fort Valley State College and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.One of the show’s best prospects — for farmers, science teachers or anyone else — isthe chance to talk with people like Kvien, a University of Georgia crop physiologist whochairs the National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory.”You should see that combine,” he says, referring to a yield-monitoringpeanut harvester UGA engineers developed in concert with a host of participating firms.”It looks like a race car, with decals identifying all the cooperatingcompanies.”Such harvesters are mostly grain combines now, Kvien says. The peanut combine, inanother year or so, will add to these space-age machines.Every second or so the combines measure and record the volume, weight and moisture of acrop sample, along with where in the field it came from.When the whole field is harvested, the farmer can feed all of the data into a computer.The result is a color-coded map of his field’s harvest.”At the show we’ll have maps from Georgia fields showing a whole range ofcrops,” Kvien says. “These maps describe the yield variance within afield.”The combines, and the resulting maps, will make it easy to test crop varieties.”All you’ll have to know is where you planted them in the field,” he says.Their best use, though, may be diagnosing problems. “With them you can look forthe causes of low-yield areas,” Kvien says. “It might be soil compaction here,chinch bugs there, or nematodes, or weeds.”Or it might be ‘I-haven’t-got-a-clue,'” he laughs, admitting no one has allthe answers.Besides the state-of-the-art combines, the June farm show will display a number ofsprayers designed to target specific weeds.”One sprayer turns on and off when it sees chlorophyl,” Kvien says. “Itcan sense a plant smaller than a dime and turn a nozzle on. But it won’t turn it on for agreen dollar bill — I’ve tried lots of ways to fool that thing!”Another sprayer targets weeds taller than the crop — a valuable feature for peanutgrowers.”Imagine running about rabbit-high across a peanut field and turning on a sprayernozzle every time you see a weed above the peanuts,” Kvien says. “It turns anozzle on for an eighth of a second.”We tested that sprayer in a field with beggarweed and Texas panicum,” hesays. “And we got an 80-percent reduction in herbicide use with the same weed kill.Now, that’s something. This is a great concept.”The big question now is, ‘How many acres do you have to run it over to pay forthe equipment?'” he says.Among the other high-tech gadgets on display will be a four-wheeler equipped to measureand find problem areas in a field.And Kvien finds an automatic soil sampler fascinating. Mounted in the back of a pickup,the unit extends an arm over the side and takes soil samples from an arc around thepickup. It then packs the samples away for analysis — if you don’t get the truck stuck.”If you do get stuck, the soil sampler can help you get out,” he laughs.”Guess how we found that out? And you can get stuck where it can’t help you get out,too.”It’s comforting to think that all that technology hasn’t taken mud, or humor, out offarming.<last_img read more

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Drug Boss Figueroa Agosto’s Ex-Wife Surrenders to Dominican Law Enforcement

first_imgBy Dialogo April 19, 2011 The former wife of drug boss José David Figueroa Agosto surrendered to Dominican Republic law-enforcement authorities after having been a fugitive since September 2009, the Dominican public prosecutor’s office announced on 17 April. “Yesterday (Saturday) she arrived in the country (from Spain), in the custody of a representative of the Public Prosecutor’s Office,” the Santo Domingo public prosecutor, Alejandro Moscoso, declared at a press conference, explaining that the suspect had turned herself in to the Spanish authorities before arriving in the country. The official indicated that Leavy Yadira Nin Batista, alias Fior Jansen Rodríguez, who is Dominican and has a daughter with Figueroa Agosto (alias “Cápsula” [“Capsule”]), surrendered “voluntarily,” following negotiations between the authorities and her lawyers that began several months ago. “We suggested to her that it would best for her if she surrendered, because if she did not turn herself in and was arrested by the Spanish authorities and INTERPOL,” she would be jailed “for several months in Spain,” the prosecutor said. Nin Batista left the Dominican Republic using false documents in September 2009, before charges were filed against her. She is accused of money laundering, illicit association, and use of false documents, among other offenses related to a drug-trafficking ring headed by Figueroa Agosto, who was arrested by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in Puerto Rico in July 2010. The DEA arrested the drug boss after his escape in 2000 from a Puerto Rican prison, where he is serving a 209-year sentence for a long list of crimes such as kidnapping and murder. “The suspect Nin Batista also arrived accompanied by her minor daughter with Figueroa Agosto,” Moscoso specified. He added that the detainee will be jailed pending trial and that the Dominican courts will subsequently hold a preliminary hearing to determine charges, a stage at which proceedings are also underway against the others suspected of involvement in the drug-trafficking ring.last_img read more

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Right-hand Man of Mexican Cartel Boss “El Chapo” Guzmán Arrested

first_img One of cartel boss Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s right-hand men in northwestern Mexico has been detained by military personnel, the Secretariat of Defense announced in a statement. Raúl Sabori Cisneros (“El Negro” [“The Black”]) was detained on 16 April in an operation without “a single shot fired,” the statement emphasized. The detainee is the “chief operator and second-most-important man in the state of Sonora – on the border with the United States – for Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s organization,” the statement added. Sabori Cisneros is accused of the kidnapping and murder in 2010 of two police officers from Sonora (in western Mexico), whose bodies were found this year, and also of killing a member of the musical group Los Alazanes [The sorrel horses] in 2008. Since his escape from prison ten years ago, Guzmán has achieved control of the Sinaloa cartel, considered the most important of the seven that operate in Mexico, and a spot on Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s richest and most influential men. Disputes between his organization and other cartels, according to the government, led to 34,600 deaths between December 2006 and 2010. At least 3,000 deaths this year should be added to that total, independent tallies published periodically by the Mexican daily newspapers agree. By Dialogo April 21, 2011last_img read more

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