By Dialogo July 15, 2015 Given the ineptitude and corruption of policemen now the armed forces have to start all over again to look for this criminal who had already been arrested. ALBERTO DE SANTA ANNA MACHADO, Venezuelan DRUG MANAGER, linked to DRUG TRAFFICKER WALID MAKLED who was caught in Colombia at the beginning of 2011, was extradited to Venezuela implicated in drug trafficking and money laundering cases, and was considered to be one of the 5 most wanted drug traffickers in the world. The Military and police are deploying Troops and law enforcement agents in strategic locations throughout the country and using all their technological and intelligence capabilities to find and recapture the drug kingpin. “Several Mexican states have deployed special security operations in coordination with the federal forces to support the recapture of El Chapo,” said Javier Oliva Posada, a security analyst at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). “About 2,000 Armed Forces Troops and elements of the Federal Police are specifically assigned to the search,” Mendoza Mora said. The Sinaloa Cartel is the largest of these transnational criminal organizations; it has extensive drug trafficking networks not only in Mexico and the U.S. but around the world, including in Central America. Some of those connections come through El Chapo. Law enforcement officials in Guatemala captured him in 1993, and he was subsequently extradited to Mexico and sentenced to 20 years in prison on drug trafficking charges. However, in 2001 El Chapo escaped from prison allegedly hidden in a laundry cart. He remained on the run until February 2014, when Mexican Marines and police captured him in the beachfront city of Mazatlan. The hunt for El Chapo extends beyond Mexico’s borders; the Mexican government is working with the security forces of partner nations to track down the drug lord. The Guatemalan Armed Forces and Federal Police have launched an extensive operation to look for El Chapo, whose Sinaloa Cartel conducts drug trafficking operations in the Central American country. Before Mexican Marines captured him in Mazatlan in Feburary 2014, the drug kingpin was known to spend some of his time in Guatemala. The country’s Military and police are being deployed to checkpoints along the Mexico-Guatemala border, and are also looking for the drug kingpin at airports, bus terminals, and seaports, said Carlos Mendoza Mora, a consultant with Strategic Project Consulting, a private firm in Mexico City. Mexican police and Military units are engaged in a massive manhunt for escaped drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, closing down the nearest airport and sending hundreds of police and Armed Forces Troops to comb the area around the Altiplano prison, about 55 miles west of Mexico City. “We have implemented a number of measures in collaboration with the international community. We are in close communication with the United States, Belize and Guatemala, mainly, who have expanded their surveillance to monitor the possible entry into their territories,” said Interior Minister Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong. “Also, at the request of the Government of Mexico, the Interpol has issued a search alert activates protocols of detention in more than 100 countries.” The United States, which cooperates with Mexico and other countries in the Americas in the fight against international drug trafficking, has also offered to help Mexico capture El Chapo. “The U.S. government stands ready to work with our Mexican partners to provide any assistance that may help support his swift recapture,” U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement. Mexico’s campaign against organized crime The Mexican government has achieved a number of notable successes against the Sinaloa Cartel and other Mexican transnational criminal organizations in recent years. Those include the 2012 killing by Military forces of the head of the violent Los Zetas Cartel, Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, also known as “The Executioner, “Lazca,” and “Z-3;” the 2013 arrest of The Executioner’s successor as leader of Los Zetas, Miguel Ángel Treviño Morales, who is also known as “Z-40;” and the 2013 killing by Mexican Marines of Gonzalo Inzunza Inzunza, also known as “El Macho Prieto,” a high-ranking member of the Sinaloa Cartel. Since the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel escaped Saturday night (July 11), the Mexican National Security Comission, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Navy, the office of the Attorney General (PGR) and the Center for Research and National Security, an intelligence agency that reports to the Secretary of Interior, have launched a comprehensive and coordinated search for El Chapo. International cooperation Federal Police and Soldiers are intensely monitoring vehicles on hundreds of roads and are also looking for the organized crime leader at airports, seaports, and border crossings. The Mexican government is offering a $3.8 million (60 million pesos) reward for information leading to the capture of the fugitive. But the capture of El Chapo in early 2014 was the crown jewel of the government’s campaign to capture or kill the leaders of violent Mexican organized crime groups. “The United States, Central American countries and international police agencies are all looking for (El Chapo),” Oliva Posada said. Julieta Pelcastre contributed to this article.
“It’s not good and it’s making me feel gross!”This was my 7 year old son’s recent proclamation at the dinner table, as my wife, son, and I awkwardly confronted the truth that my wife’s pasta dish was not a success.What followed my son’s honest observation was a constructive conversation about how we might make the pasta taste better, enlightening dialog about dealing with something when it ‘isn’t working,’ and an open exchange about whether any part of the overall dish ‘worked’ for us. A couple days later it occurred to me many credit unions would benefit from an honest “the pasta dish sucks” conversation amongst their executive team relative to the ingredients they’re perennially forced to purchase to cook up and support their strategic initiatives they serve to their members.What if your vendor relationships are essentially the same as a pasta dish? Let’s call it “the spaghetti pile of vendors and platforms.” Is the pasta dish of platforms around which your members and employees gather to work each day ‘working’ for you, your credit union, your members, and your core strategy? Is your core strategy supported by solid core technology ingredients? Or, are you just choking down the ingredients contributing to the products/services you’re trying to cook up, year after year? Are you event chef!? Perhaps you’re being served by a kitchen staff avoiding the awkward conversations about the quality, freshness, and general preparation of those ingredients and their ability to contribute to your final dish/product?The problem impacting many core business strategies in credit unions is simple: piled up platforms.Platforms are the ingredients we’ve all purchased for the last 25 years to toss into the pans of our strategic plans; they’re the noodles, sauce, spices, and such we’ve slapped around our core technologies.Two decades after the onset of our current internet and the digital banking services era, most credit unions have cooked up dishes that look something like the following:What if my son hadn’t been present with his naïve and useful candor? My guess is my wife would have tried to make the pasta dish again.My son cut to the core of the issue; and as soon as he did, we were all relieved that we could make a plan to avoid repeating that meal! That’s a strategy for success!!I’m not saying the entire dish was a loss. The meat in the sauce was good. That’s about it. Uncovering that useful bit of data required a process of analysis around our table. We figured out we’d keep the sausage.Just because the sausage was the only redeemable core of the dish doesn’t mean we jumped to blaming the tomato farmer, or the sausage manufacturer, or the noodle producer for the lack of operational execution in my kitchen!Don’t blame your core. Figure out whether it can contribute to solving the problem, whether it can help craft a more elegant, modern, and enjoyable dish to deliver to your members, employees, etc.Don’t toss out the noodles in the spaghetti pile before you understand whether they’re still supporting your strategy. After all, you may have a good reason to continue serving up some of the noodles to your members and employees. However, you may have some excess pasta on the plate which is translating into the excess economic expenditures and the excess expenditure of energy spent to cook and consume it. You won’t know this until you have the candid conversation about the ingredients, chat with the cooks, and agree on what ingredients will economically, technologically, and operationally support your core business strategy. It’s important to realize here that core business strategy is not the same as your core technology decision(s). The latter is the composite of ingredients you need, the former is your recipe and plan to serve a dish to your members, employees, etc. Your core ingredients support your core business strategy, and your core business strategy should drive your plan for your core ingredients. Don’t let your dinner table succumb to the awkward silence of choking down a bad meal; don’t waste good ingredients; and don’t jump to blaming the tomato farmer or noodle maker for another bad dinner.Put together a modern plan for relevant delivery of delicious digital banking experiences using a synthetic core strategy and core technology recipe.We call this “platform mapping.” It’s the process of going through your kitchen, pantry, and current pasta dishes to identify the ingredients supporting the menu of products/services you deliver to your members and credit union.It’s the operational, technological, and economic equivalent of the my son’s 7-year-old candor which saved our family from another instance of that pasta dish and allowed us to avoid wasting good money and time on another mediocre experience.With a little candid conversation and some clever data and analysis, you can avoid serving your members a nasty and outdated “spaghetti pile,” and you can dish out modern digital experiences which align with your core technology capabilities and your core business strategies.The alternative is another year and budget spent on, “It’s not good, and it’s making me feel gross!” 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jon Ungerland Jon Ungerland believes the core philosophy underlying credit unions is the plausible and sustainable model for preserving healthy financial institutions and promoting financially dignified and strong communities in the 21st … Web: www.dalandsolutions.com Details
However, earlier this week it had been suggested Solskjaer had reservations about taking the Cardiff job following controversial owner Tan’s numerous disputes with Mackay over recent months. Nevertheless, Dalman remained confident he could convince the 40-year-old to take over the reins with the promise of money to spend in the January transfer window and reassurances over the working structure at the club. Tan had not been scheduled to attend Wednesday’s game at the Emirates, but flew into London especially to try to push through the deal. And Cardiff midfielder Aron Gunnarsson hopes Solskjaer can bring a buzz to the club. He said: “We are working ever so hard to prove our point on the pitch and get respected in the Premier League as we want to be in this league. “I have heard he has done well with Molde in Norway. Hopefully he will bring something new, different and exciting into this club.” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has arrived at Cardiff City Stadium ahead of his expected presentation as Cardiff’s new manager. The former Manchester United striker and current Molde manager attended Wednesday’s defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in the company of owner Vincent Tan and chairman Mehmet Dalman, and his appointment now appears to be imminent. Solskjaer has been Dalman’s number one choice to succeed Malky Mackay in the wake of the Scot’s sacking last Friday. Press Association