Southwest Indiana Chamber Annual Award Winners

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Southwest Indiana Chamber will host the Annual Meeting & Dinner from 5 pm to 8 pm at Old National Events Plaza on Wednesday, September 25. #CelebrateGreaterEvansvilleAnnual Meeting & Dinner signified the change in board leadership. We celebrated successes of the past year, looked ahead to a new year and honored local business and their leaders.At this signature event, awards were presented to the following outstanding businesses and leaders:The business of the Year – Old National BankSmall Business of the Year – HaferVolunteer of the Year – Dave Conner, VP & COO, Anchor Industries & Tri-State Manufacturers’ Alliance Steering Committee Member• Non-Profit of the Year – Welborn Baptist Foundation• Distinguished Business Leader of the Year – Millie Marshall, President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana –• Entrepreneur of the Year – Moriah Hobgood, Owner, Mo’s House, Bokeh Lounge & Metzger’s TavernYoung Professional of the Year – Josey Roth, Director of Strategy and Organizational Development, Evansville Christian Life CenterThis event attracted Chamber Members, elected and appointed officials, key community leaders, and our strategic partners. This event is the largest Chamber networking event of the year. This year we were very pleased to host our keynote speaker Bill Stone, CEO & Chairman of the Board, SS&C Technologies. Our opening entertainment was provided by the Central Central High School Concert Choir and Oswald Marketing. Through-out the evening more than $10,000 in donations was raised for the Southwest Indiana Chamber Foundation. The foundation supports the quality of place, education, workforce, and future business leaders.Gold Sponsors: Concept Sound & Light, Vectren; WEHT Local 7. Silver Sponsors: BKD CPA’s & Advisors, Deaconess, Mulzer Crushed Stone, Old National Bank, Oswald Marketing, Wilde Horticultural, Working Distributors and Townsquare MediaLearn more about Annual Meeting & Dinner, photos & videosAbout Southwest Indiana ChamberSince 1915, the Southwest Indiana Chamber has been a trusted ally of the regional business community. Today we are one of the state’s largest, strongest, and most impactful nonprofit business organizations, representing a total membership of more than 1,400 businesses, organizations, and agencies. About one-third of members have invested in our organization for 10 or more years. While nearly all major employers in our region invest in the Southwest Indiana Chamber, 71% of our member businesses have 25 or fewer employees.last_img read more

Chaka Khan, Michael McDonald Announce 2019 Co-Headlining Tour

first_imgMichael McDonald and Chaka Khan, two beloved artists from two very different corners of the music spectrum, will team up for a co-headlining tour this summer.While their music differs greatly, the soft rock mainstay and the funk songstress have notably collaborated in the past, when McDonald joined Khan for a rendition of The Doobie Brothers classic “You Belong To Me” for her 2007 album, Funk This.Chaka Khan ft. Michael McDonald – “You Belong To Me”[Video: Sasa top]The 18-date Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan tour will begin on June 20th at Rose Music Center at The Heights in Huber Heights, OH, and continues its way to prominent theaters, amphitheaters, and more throughout June, July, and August. Following the Huber Heights show, Khan and McDonald will make their way to Canandaigua, NY’s Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (better known as CMAC) on June 22nd; Mashantucket, CT’s Foxwoods Resort Casino on June 23rd; Bethlehem, PA’s Sands Bethlehem Event Center on June 25th; Westbury, NY’s NYCB Theatre on June 28th; and Atlantic City, NJ’s Tropicana Atlantic City on June 29th.Related: Chaka Khan Announces First New Album In 12 Years, Shares Music Video For Title Track From there, Khan and McDonald will hit Columbus, OH’s City of Dublin Independence Day Celebration on the Fourth of July, followed by stops at Highland Park, IL’s Ravinia Festival on July 6th and Prior Lake, MN’s Mystic Lake Casino Hotel on July 7th.After diverting from Chaka Khan for an “evening with” performance in San Antonio on July 10th, the former Doobie Brother will rejoin forces with Khan for shows at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion in The Woodlands, TX (7/12) and The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in Dallas, TX (7/13).Following two more McDonald-only Colorado dates that week, Khan and McDonald will rendezvous once again for performances at Airway Heights, WA’s Northern Quest Resort & Casion (7/23); Reno, NV’s Grand Sierra Resort & Casino (7/27); Portland, OR’s Oregon Zoo Amphitheater (7/28); Saratoga, CA’s The Mountain Winery (7/30); Los Angeles, CA’s Hollywood Bowl (7/31); and Costa Mesa, CA’s OC Fair at Pacific Amphitheatre (8/2). Finally, after McDonald diverts for a solo gig at Ojai, CA’s Libbey Bowl on August 3rd, the joint tour will wrap with a performance at Rohnert Park, CA’s Green Music Center on August 4th.Tickets for select dates go on sale this Friday, February 8th. Fans can head to Michael McDonald’s website here, or Chaka Khan’s website here for ticketing options and more information on the upcoming tour dates.last_img read more

A read on seawater sulfate

first_imgThe ocean is often depicted as teeming with life, from crustaceans and fish to whales and other mammals, but in fact large swaths of it are virtual deserts, populated only by bacteria and a handful of particularly hardy species.Prime examples of such bacterial hot spots are oxygen minimum zones, regions that play a key role in biogeochemical cycling, but remain difficult for scientists to study.In an effort to better understand those cycles, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences David Johnston, Ph.D. student Andrew Masterson, and research assistant Erin Beirne worked with colleagues to develop a tool to measure levels of seawater sulfate in situ, giving researchers a clearer picture of how much sulfur cycling is taking place in oxygen minimum zones. The work is described in a recent paper in Nature.“In these regions, as soon as the oxygen goes away, it’s all these other biogeochemical cycles that become very interesting,” Johnston said. “The challenge has been in trying to find a way to go in and make a measurement in these environments, or to do indirect experiments to get at the rates of cycling and what is actually happening in terms of the chemistry.”Until recently, Johnston said, questions of how microorganisms in oxygen minimum zones absorbed and metabolized nitrogen had received the lion’s share of attention among scientists. In recent years, however, a growing number of researchers have begun to suggest that while nitrogen plays a big role in these regions, the sulfur cycle is far more important.To get at that question, Johnston and colleagues developed a tool that uses oxygen isotopes to indicate how much sulfur cycling is occurring.“The way the cycle works is sulfate, which consists of one sulfur atom and four oxygen atoms, is reduced to sulfide, which has no oxygen atoms, and can then be fully re-oxidized back to sulfate,” Johnston said. “What we’ve developed is an isotope tool — what we can do is measure the oxygen isotopic composition of seawater sulfate in these regions, and use that as a measurement to assess how much cycling is going on.”Armed with a data set made up of hundreds of previously published measurements, Johnston and Masterson used the tool to create a simple model outlining how the sulfur cycle works in a water column.“We came up with a solution that’s both very exciting and points toward the need for additional work,” Johnston said. “The exciting part is it’s a quantifiable signal, it can be measured in situ, and it should be very, very robust. The part that needs more work is that it depends on how long the water sits in that zone, and that’s one of the greatest outstanding questions in these environments.”“If you have particles sinking at a constant rate, your ability to pick up that signal depends on how long that water spends in contact with those particles,” Masterson said. “If water is cycling through very quickly, it’s not going to have a chance to reduce that sulfate.”The end result, Johnston said, is that while their tool works, it comes with the caveat that results can vary depending on how long researchers assume water stays in the oxygen minimum zone.If researchers assume a longer residence time, the tool shows that previous estimates of sulfur cycling were grossly overestimated, he said. Shorter residence times show the estimates could be possible, but other factors suggest that they may still be unlikely.“Ultimately, the math dictates that it’s all a function of how long the water sits there,” Johnston said. “Going forward, we need to hone in on those bounds, because it’s still possible sulfur is a big player.”last_img read more

SAP Health, Dell EMC and Virtustream Make Digital Transformation Real

first_imgFrom the Point of Care to the Data Center to the CloudExperience your choice of SAP Health – as off-premises managed cloud or on-premises in your data center (described below) LIVE at HIMSS18 in the Dell EMC booth #3613 or SAP booth #4821Driven by current and future value from business processes and enterprise software, organizations across all industries are realizing the need for flexible IT consumption models. Here cloud computing is becoming more and more important. Cloud computing adds higher flexibility and agility and can help to lower cost in terms of hardware, people and maintenance. This gives a wider array of business model options to the customer. At the same time, not all business processes can be transferred into a cloud system at equal speed. Some processes are more complex than others e.g. a full-blown SCM vs. a simple leave request, and some customers may have concerns about data security, as is the case with e.g. personal or health data.At the same time, healthcare is undergoing a great revolution, due to several factors. This includes the emergence of AI/IoT-based analytics platforms, and the growth of data, especially in medical imaging and genomics. Evidence resides in areas like whole genome or population DNA sequencing, which used to take months at high costs, and which now can be done in a matter of days, if not hours. Our children will look at us in disbelief when we tell them that genetic screening for major risk factors was not available in our time. So, on the one hand, there is a great pull for making the most out of health data, yet on the other hand data handling and security constraints must be resolved.The solutions provided by SAP Health rely on the SAP Cloud Platform to deliver on these promises. In that light, SAP works with the best partners in the cloud area, one of which is Virtustream, a Dell Technologies business. Virtustream and SAP are partners for a long time, both for cloud services and for technical innovations. The Virtustream Enterprise Cloud is built on a Dell EMC infrastructure foundation. In 2016, Virtustream announced the first S/4HANA customer running in the cloud. SAP and Virtustream work closely on new innovations, and this also encompasses partnering on SAP Health. The Virtustream Enterprise Cloud is purpose-built for mission-critical applications, with managed services that deliver the highest standards in availability, security, and compliance, addressing many of the data concerns that exist especially in the healthcare space. The Virtustream Enterprise Cloud applies to healthcare systems of record, such as SAP S/4HANA and EMRs, and systems of insight, such as SAP Health services, that require application performance and availability service level agreements for running 24×7 operations. This also encompasses compliance with regulatory frameworks such as HIPAA and HiTECH to protect patient data, and strong business continuity design – all with a cost-effective utility-based infrastructure service. Virtustream also meets data residency requirements, by region and even by country. Virtustream has hosting locations in the US, UK, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, all of which are equipped to support such data residency requirements. In addition, Dell EMC, which is also a Dell Technologies business, is one of the leading providers of infrastructure services for healthcare globally. Dell EMC supports both providers and payers, using the same architectures available in the Virtustream cloud. In partnering with SAP Health, Virtustream adds its compliance, scale, and cloud efficiencies to the already existing Health partnership between Dell EMC and SAP. Customers can quickly enhance their on-premise infrastructure with pay-for-use as-they-grow environment, and be confident that their patient data is fully protected. Thus, this joint approach can fully support the cloud-based solutions of SAP’s Health offer. These posts from our Direct2DellEMC blog provide some additional context and background on our existing engagement with SAP:21st Century Computing: Dell EMC, Intel and SAP power better patient outcomesPartners in Personalized Medicine: Dell, SAP and Intel team up to provide optimized patient resultsEnabling Precision Medicine in the Era of the Genome with SAP Health and Dell EMC Isilon Data Lake in a Hadoop environmentThe combination of Virtustream, Dell EMC and SAP Health supports next-generation precision medicine to provide personalized, best-in-class patient care. As healthcare customers look to launch new systems of actionable insight, like delivered by the SAP Health solutions, they need a trusted partner that can support on the intersection of data analysis and large-yet-secure data lakes, nourished from disparate data sources. It is crucial to deliver a robust infrastructure solution that addresses any concerns.Want to learn more? Just visit us LIVE at HIMSS18 in the Dell EMC booth #3613. Dr. Marten Neubauer, our SAP Healthcare & Lifesciences expert with Dell EMC’s Global SAP Center of Excellence, will be there for you.last_img read more

Professor evaluates Republican Convention

first_imgAs the presidential candidates grace the screens of televisions across the nation, Michael Kramer, political communication professor at Saint Mary’s, offered up his own take on the Republican National Convention (RNC) and what it meant for the Romney-Ryan ticket. “The conventions are important for the candidates because for many people in the public it is the first time they are paying close attention to the people in the campaign,” Kramer said. “For the average person, this is their chance to start tuning in.” Candidates can use the conventions not only as a chance to let voters get to know their policies and views on the country, but also to get to know their family lives, Kramer said. “The RNC was a great opportunity for Mitt Romney to let the people of America know him in a way they have yet to see,” Kramer said. Kramer said pundits have been scrutinizing the RNC speeches since they were made. “Since the RNC wrapped up last week, there [have] been many opinions on the speeches given,” Kramer said. “I think overall it went well for the Republican candidates.” As far as the logistics of the convention, Kramer said there were no major problems for them. “They had some very good speeches given by Ann Romney and Condoleezza Rice,” Kramer said. After Ann Romney and Rice spoke, the main candidates, Paul Romney and Ryan, spoke to the audience. “I think both speeches had good strengths to them and helped the candidates,” Kramer said. “But then both of them also had distractions that went with them.” Ryan’s speech was powerful, but many questioned whether he exaggerated parts of it or emphasized things about the story that weren’t necessarily true, Kramer said. “That became more of the focus of his speech rather than the message he set out to convey,” Kramer said. “I thought that was a distraction for people.” Kramer acknowledged Romney’s speech as helpful, but he also said it became distracting when his main message was lost. “I thought he was able to convey himself in more of a human way than people usually perceive him,” Kramer said. “But then you had the whole Clint Eastwood speech, in which Eastwood talk[ed] to an empty chair for 12 minutes and was pretending Obama was actually sitting in.” This display from Eastwood was very awkward for the audience, Kramer said. “It was heavily criticized and this turned the attention away from Romney’s speech,” he said. “People seemed to linger toward the distractions of Eastwood’s speech.” For Romney, the distractions may be detrimental to his campaign, Kramer said. “He wants people to be discussing his speech, not someone else’s moment in the spotlight,” Kramer said. Overall, Romne– and Ryan portrayed their beliefs in the way they had set out to do, Kramer said. “Unfortunately, it was not as clean as they thought it would be,” he said. “The distractions of others were unforeseen, but they definitely have made an impression on voters.”last_img read more

See Audra McDonald Live! The Tony Winner Announces U.S. Tour Dates

first_img McDonald won Tonys for her performances in Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun and Porgy and Bess. Her other Broadway credits include Marie Christine, 100 in the Shade, Henry IV and The Secret Garden. Her film and TV credits include The Sound of Music Live, Private Practice, Annie and A Raisin in the Sun. View Comments The star’s U.S. tour dates are as follows: Climb whatever mountain necessary to see Audra McDonald in concert in 2014! The five-time Tony Award-winner is set for a series of concert dates through March, according to her official website. McDonald is expected to perform songs from her most recent solo album, Go Back Home as well as selections from her long and varied career on the Great White Way. 1/17/14 – Bing Concert Hall, Palo Alto, CA 1/18/14 – Green Music Center, Rohnert Park, CA 2/22/14 – The Hanover Theater – Worcester, MA 2/26/14 – Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Peach, FL 2/28/14 – L.J. Williams Theater, Visalia, CA 3/08/14 – Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA Star Files Audra McDonaldlast_img read more

Hairspray Tony Winner Dick Latessa Dies at 87

first_imgDick Latessa(Photo: Jenny Anderson) Dick Latessa, who won a Tony Award in 2003 for his performance in Hairspray, has died at the age of 87. Hairspray composer and co-lyricist Marc Shaiman shared the news on Facebook, writing “Hairspray (and Broadway) has lost a huge piece of its heart. We were lucky to have him in our lives, he was, truly, timeless.” Born Richard Robert Latessa on September 15, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio, Latessa was the sixth of seven children to parents Antoinette and Dan. After serving in the army in 1951 and 1952, he began performing in Cleveland before moving to New York in 1959 to pursue acting professionally.Latessa made his Broadway debut at the age of 38 in The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N. He went on to appear in the original productions of Follies, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound and The Will Rogers Follies. He also had starring and featured roles in the revivals of Damn Yankees, A Funny Things Happened on the Way to the Forum, Cabaret and Promises, Promises.He garnered his first Tony nomination and win in 2003, for his performance as Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray. “Being up here is wonderful,” he said In his acceptance speech, “but the trip here was the best of all.” Latessa went on to reprise his performance in the Las Vegas production in 2006. He last appeared on Broadway opposite Linda Lavin in 2012’s The Lyons.Harvey Fierstein, who won a Tony the same night as Latessa for playing his wife Edna Turnblad, in Hairspray, shared the following statement on Twitter. View Commentscenter_img https://t.co/pl9NrvXGoy We lost the 1 & only Dick Latessa & my heart is broken. Still, for 1,000 performances I had the best partner ever.— Harvey Fierstein (@HarveyFierstein) December 20, 2016last_img read more

Brazil Has No Expansionist Plans: Defense Minister

first_imgBy Dialogo October 07, 2009 Brazil’s recent increase in defense spending is necessary to protect the country’s resources and not a sign of expansionist policies, the country’s defense minister said. “Brazil has not started an arms race and has no expansionist intentions,” Brazilian Defense Minister Nelson Jobim said in an interview with Clarin newspaper in Buenos Aires, where he was giving a speech on development and defense. Jobim said the protection of Brazil’s strategic natural resources required a strong defense policy, which has so far included a massive investment in development of an arms industry to improve the Brazilian military’s technical capacity. Jobim said Brazil is well-positioned for the future because of the richness of its natural resources, but be able to protect them. “We have significant energy resources in terms of hydrocarbons and the sea, we have grain production, the Amazon and part of the Guarani aquifer. The big issues for the future will be energy, water and food,” he said. “The question is one of a deterrent capacity, not imperialism.” The defense minister added that Brazil aims to increase its technological capabilities in the fields of space, nuclear technology and cybertechnology so that “the country can say ‘No’ when we need to say ‘No.’last_img read more

Guatemala’s ‘Queen of the South’ Reportedly Prepared to Testify Against ‘El Gordo’

first_imgIf the Queen of the South is in fact cooperating with U.S. authorities, she could provide extensive information not only about drug cartels but about money laundering operations in Guatemala and elsewhere. And interrupting a drug trafficking group’s flow of money is one of the keys to dismantling it. In 2011, U.S. federal law enforcement officials charged the Queen of the South’s alleged associate, El Gordo, with transporting drugs to the U.S. from Honduras, Guatemala Mexico and Venezuela. After security forces captured him in France on an international warrant, law enforcement authorities handed him over to the U.S., where he is facing a trial in Miami on federal charges related to drug trafficking. While many drug trafficking organizations employ women at almost every level of their criminal enterprises – from low-level drug-carrying “mules” to “plaza bosses” who control narcotics sales in specific regions – it’s unusual for a woman to lead a major Latin American drug trafficking organization. “She is responsible for transshipping thousands of kilograms of cocaine per month through Guatemala, into Mexico, and on to the United States,” the U.S. Treasury Department reports. “Chacon Rossell is also believed to launder tens of millions of U.S. dollars in narcotics proceeds each month, making her the most active money launderer in Guatemala.” In 2012 the U.S. Treasury department named the previously little-known Chacon Rossell as a “Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker” and described her as “one of the most prolific narcotics traffickers in Central America.” Based in Guatemala but also operating in Honduras and Panama, the Queen of the South’s organization allegedly supplied cocaine shipments to Mexican drug enterprises, including Los Zetas and the Sinaloa Cartel. Security forces in France captured El Gordo in March. “The fight against money laundering is vital in the fight against organized crime,” said Oscar Vázquez, the director of Citizen Action, a civil organization in Guatemala. In 2011, U.S. federal law enforcement officials charged the Queen of the South’s alleged associate, El Gordo, with transporting drugs to the U.S. from Honduras, Guatemala Mexico and Venezuela. After security forces captured him in France on an international warrant, law enforcement authorities handed him over to the U.S., where he is facing a trial in Miami on federal charges related to drug trafficking. If the Queen of the South is in fact cooperating with U.S. authorities, she could provide extensive information not only about drug cartels but about money laundering operations in Guatemala and elsewhere. And interrupting a drug trafficking group’s flow of money is one of the keys to dismantling it. U.S. officials also named as major drug traffickers the Queen of the South’s husband, Jorge Andres Fernandez Carbajal, a Honduran citizen responsible for providing logistical support for his wife’s organization; El Gordo; and El Gordo’s wife, Mirza Silvana Hernandez De Borrayo. Additionally, the Treasury Department imposed sanctions on four companies owned or controlled by the two couples. Among them: Bingoton Millonario, a local lottery that raised funds for the Fundacion Pediatrica Guatemalteca, a longtime provider of health services to low-income children. Foundation officials were unaware that the lottery company was part of a money-laundering operation. The Queen of the South’s daughter, Christina Stetanel Castellanos Chacon, was also designated as a major money launderer. Treasury also imposed sanctions on two dozen companies allegedly used by the Queen of the South’s organization to launder drug money, including a construction company, a hotel, an import-export company and a clothing store called Boutique Marllory. However, the Treasury Department designation clearly placed the Queen of the South at the top of her organization’s command structure. Some Latin American news agencies, such as teleformula.com, have reported that the Queen of the South surrendered to U.S. law enforcement authorities. Her presence in U.S. custody was not confirmed until October, when her name appeared on an inmate database on the U.S. Bureau of Prisons website. The entry did not indicate when she was taken into custody. The Queen of the South is expected to testify against El Gordo when his case goes to trial. A Guatemalan socialite and businesswoman who allegedly ran one of the largest drug trafficking and money laundering rings in Central America is in custody in a U.S. prison. Marllory Chacon Rossell, 42, who has been dubbed the “Queen of the South” by the Guatemalan press, is being held at the Federal Detention Center in Miami. She is expected to testify against one of her former associates, Hayron Borrayo Lasmibat, also known as “El Gordo.” While many drug trafficking organizations employ women at almost every level of their criminal enterprises – from low-level drug-carrying “mules” to “plaza bosses” who control narcotics sales in specific regions – it’s unusual for a woman to lead a major Latin American drug trafficking organization. Julieta Pelcastre contributed to this article. By Dialogo November 24, 2014 A woman drug trafficking kingpin Some Latin American news agencies, such as teleformula.com, have reported that the Queen of the South surrendered to U.S. law enforcement authorities. Her presence in U.S. custody was not confirmed until October, when her name appeared on an inmate database on the U.S. Bureau of Prisons website. The entry did not indicate when she was taken into custody. The Queen of the South is expected to testify against El Gordo when his case goes to trial. U.S. officials also named as major drug traffickers the Queen of the South’s husband, Jorge Andres Fernandez Carbajal, a Honduran citizen responsible for providing logistical support for his wife’s organization; El Gordo; and El Gordo’s wife, Mirza Silvana Hernandez De Borrayo. Additionally, the Treasury Department imposed sanctions on four companies owned or controlled by the two couples. Among them: Bingoton Millonario, a local lottery that raised funds for the Fundacion Pediatrica Guatemalteca, a longtime provider of health services to low-income children. Foundation officials were unaware that the lottery company was part of a money-laundering operation. In 2012 the U.S. Treasury department named the previously little-known Chacon Rossell as a “Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker” and described her as “one of the most prolific narcotics traffickers in Central America.” Based in Guatemala but also operating in Honduras and Panama, the Queen of the South’s organization allegedly supplied cocaine shipments to Mexican drug enterprises, including Los Zetas and the Sinaloa Cartel. Security forces in France captured El Gordo in March. The capture of ‘El Gordo’ “The fight against money laundering is vital in the fight against organized crime,” said Oscar Vázquez, the director of Citizen Action, a civil organization in Guatemala. “She is responsible for transshipping thousands of kilograms of cocaine per month through Guatemala, into Mexico, and on to the United States,” the U.S. Treasury Department reports. “Chacon Rossell is also believed to launder tens of millions of U.S. dollars in narcotics proceeds each month, making her the most active money launderer in Guatemala.” The Queen of the South’s daughter, Christina Stetanel Castellanos Chacon, was also designated as a major money launderer. Treasury also imposed sanctions on two dozen companies allegedly used by the Queen of the South’s organization to launder drug money, including a construction company, a hotel, an import-export company and a clothing store called Boutique Marllory. A woman drug trafficking kingpin A Guatemalan socialite and businesswoman who allegedly ran one of the largest drug trafficking and money laundering rings in Central America is in custody in a U.S. prison. The capture of ‘El Gordo’ Marllory Chacon Rossell, 42, who has been dubbed the “Queen of the South” by the Guatemalan press, is being held at the Federal Detention Center in Miami. She is expected to testify against one of her former associates, Hayron Borrayo Lasmibat, also known as “El Gordo.” However, the Treasury Department designation clearly placed the Queen of the South at the top of her organization’s command structure. Julieta Pelcastre contributed to this article.last_img read more

High-end overhaul of Carindale beauty

first_imgThe shower in the ensuite has a window through to the walk-in wardrobe.The shower has two regular shower heads, plus a third rainfall shower head.There is also a spa bath in the corner of the ensuite.“We were going for the top end, the house was a good canvas to work with and it stook out already,” Mr Kallis said.“It’s a beautiful house and it has had no money spared on it.” How incredible is this home theatre? Binge watching coming up.Mr Kallis said all the fittings were top of the range and he said he could see the house suiting a doctor, lawyer or similar.“It’s perfect, it’s even better than we envisaged it.” The house at 19 Woodland St, Carindale, is for sale.PURE luxury is the best way to describe this Carindale house.John Kallis, who is a builder by trade, bought the house at 19 Woodland St three years ago with the intention of updating it into a high-end modern masterpiece. One of the bedrooms.The master suite also has an ensuite, which is the star of the house. “The shower is in the middle of the bathroom now,” Mr Kallis said.“There is a big glass panel and you can see all of your clothes from in the shower, and think about what you want to wear for the day.” Kick back by the pool.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51center_img There is a balcony looking down onto the living areas.Upon entering the home, you are greeted with a grand staircase sweeping upstairs, and each stair is lit with a lighting strip.On the lower level is a lounge, dining, office or bedroom, laundry, bathroom and open plan kitchen and living room. Stairs go up from the dining room to the living room.The grand two-storey house already stood out, but Mr Kallis’ renovation took it to the next level.Outside is now a combination of dark and light grey, with the same theme carrying through the inside of the house. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThe kitchen has a breakfast bar.Also on this floor is a gym, which is off the triple car garage, and a home theatre, which is complete with tiered seating.Upstairs are four bedrooms and a bathroom.last_img read more