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first_imgChicago Animal Care and Control(CHICAGO) — An alligator was captured in Humboldt Park Lagoon in Chicago early Tuesday morning, one week after the reptile was first spotted there.The gator, nicknamed “Chance the Snapper,” was hiding in the lily pads when he was caught safely and unharmed at about 1:30 a.m., officials said.Expert Frank Robb, who traveled to- Chicago from Florida to help capture the animal, said he reeled Chance in from the shore and then “grabbed ahold of him.”Robb presented Chance to captivated reporters at the Humboldt Park Boathouse Tuesday morning, ending the unusual, week-long hunt.The gator is about 5 feet long and weighs about 30 to 40 pounds, Robb said. He appears healthy, officials said.Chance was believed to have been a pet that someone dropped off at the lagoon, Jenny Schlueter, a spokeswoman for Chicago Animal Care and Control, told ABC News last week. After days of searching, the area around the lagoon was closed Monday in the hopes that the quiet would help lure the animal out of hiding.The gator will eventually go to a zoo or sanctuary, officials said. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgBy AFP November 27, 2019 On November 25, Colombia’s immigration authorities reported the deportation of 59 Venezuelans for allegedly planning to disrupt “national security” during protests against the Iván Duque government, which started November 21.The foreigners accused of “threatening public order and national security,” will be turned over to Venezuelan authorities in San Fernando de Atabapo (in the southwest).“We have respected their participation in protests. We have helped those who, like the Venezuelan people, were in need. But we will not tolerate a group of misfits coming to undermine the security of our cities,” said Christian Krüger, head of Migration Colombia, in a press release.According to Krüger, the foreigners’ actions create “xenophobic outbursts” that “give a bad name to the Venezuelans who are working for a better country.”The head of police had reported that 29 Venezuelans were arrested during the curfews in Bogotá and Cali for disobeying the order.Additionally, before the protest on November 21, President Iván Duque had announced the expulsion of 24 foreigners from the same country for allegedly planning to infiltrate the protest.With the opposition’s support, trade union workers, students, indigenous people, and artists exerted pressure in the streets over Duque’s conservative government, which appears weaker 18 months after he took office.Due to the widespread turmoil in the streets, the head of government led an initial “social dialogue” on November 24, although protesters did not participate, and another protest was organized.The Duque government has joined the United States in the diplomatic efforts to force Nicolás Maduro to relinquish power.last_img read more

first_imgA European pension fund has tendered a $200m (€179m) US high-yield bond mandate using IPE-Quest.The unnamed pension fund said it was searching for an asset manager to provide an active management approach to core US high yield.Managers should benchmark against the Merrill Lynch US High Yield II Constrained index, observing a tracking error of 1-5%.The pension fund requires interested asset managers to have a minimum of $1bn in assets within US high yield and $2bn in assets overall. Managers should have at least a five-year track record.Interested parties should state performance gross of fees until April.The closing date for submissions is 26 June.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE-Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE-Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 7261 4630 or email [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgEyabi Anoma, an SEC all-freshman linebacker last season, is not enrolled at Alabama days before the start of fall football practice.Monica Watts, a university associate vice president for communications, told Tidesports.com on Friday that Anoma “is currently not attending classes at The University of Alabama.” The university provided no other details, citing federal privacy regulations. The Tuscaloosa News had inquired about Anoma. MORE: Alabama among big winners and losers from media daysAnoma entered the NCAA’s transfer portal in February, Hurt reported, but withdrew his name one day later. He participated in spring workouts and played in the Tide’s A-Day spring game.The Baltimore product played in 12 games for the Tide last season, recording nine tackles (two for loss). He earned all-freshman honors from SEC coaches. Tidesports.com’s Cecil Hurt noted that Anoma would not be able to participate in team activities, including practice, if he is not enrolled.last_img read more