Mexico announces arrests of senior cartel members

first_img PACHUCA, Mexico — Authorities say they have arrested a cousin of the leader of the feared Zetas drug cartel and the local chief of another gang. Humberto Canales Lazcano, aka “El Chivo,” was arrested in an operation early Feb. 23 in the central state of Hidalgo along with 12 other men accused of being Zetas hitmen, State Public Safety Secretary Damián Canales told reporters. He said Lazcano is considered the leader of the Zetas in the state. The Zetas are believed to be behind the bludgeoning of 44 inmates in a weekend prison riot that screened the escape of 30 gang members. The Mexican navy, meanwhile, announced that a local leader of the Jalisco New Generation cartel was arrested in the eastern state of Veracruz last week. [AFP, 24/02/2012; (Mexico), 24/02/2012] By Dialogo February 24, 2012last_img read more

COVID-19 helps create new normal in online shopping: Survey

first_imgTopics : “E-commerce platforms are receiving a new cohort of consumers during the pandemic which enables such growth,” Redseer Southeast Asia partner Roshan Raj Behera told The Jakarta Post on Monday.He went on to say that around 30 percent of the survey respondents said they were new to online marketplaces, 40 percent of whom said they would keep using e-commerce after the outbreak was over.“Even when the macroeconomic situation still looking bad but the pandemic is under control and there is no second wave, people have hope and are more likely to continue to spend,” Behera said.He added that the number of e-commerce users may decline within the next few weeks as the government began to ease social distancing measures, enabling people to go out including to shop. However, consumers will use e-commerce platforms again in the fourth quarter due to events such as Online Shopping Day (Harbolnas), which falls in December.  Similarly, Redseer Southeast Asia director Marigank Gutgutia said the fourth quarter was very important to Indonesian e-commerce as more online shopping events would be held to attract new users, which rolled out to the first quarter of 2020.“Our interviews with consumers reveal that there are also a lot of new consumers in groceries e-commerce,” he said, adding that more than half of the respondents had tried an e-groceries platform during the pandemic.Homegrown e-groceries marketplaces have been thriving since the COVID-19 outbreak in March as people avoid shopping in supermarkets.Gutgutia went on to say that electronics had been a key growth contributor across e-commerce platforms, but during the first quarter of 2020 categories such as beauty, fashion and personal care had been on the rise.Redseer forecast that household appliances and personal care products were expected to be the leading growth categories over the short to medium term driven by the impact of COVID-19.It further calculated that e-groceries gross merchandise value (GMV) would grow 400 percent this year, while beauty and personal care would grow 80 percent, fashion 40 percent while electronics would grow 20 percent.“We are also seeing market behavior changes. People usually use online marketplace to buy electronics but now they are buying daily needs such as personal care and food,” said Bukalapak’s display marketing head Anugrah Mardi Honesty during a webinar on Tuesday.He went on to say that in an attempt to leverage the demand and increase profitability, Bukalapak has been partnering with fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brands.Similarly, unicorn e-commerce firm Tokopedia noted that health and personal care sales had tripled in March and the number of sellers within that category had more than doubled in the same month.Tokopedia’s external communication senior lead Ekhel Chandra Wijaya said that health, household supplies and food and beverages had been the top selling categories since March.“Hand sanitizer, vitamins and face masks are definitely the most sought-after health products during the pandemic,” he said.The Redseer survey also showed that 70 percent of online sellers in Indonesia expect the effect of COVID-19 on the industry to last less than two months, or until around July.A similar survey by the Mobile Marketing Association also showed that e-commerce and the FMCG sectors were among the most optimistic about their industry’s ability to recover rapidly from the outbreak.center_img The COVID-19 outbreak, which has disrupted almost all business sectors in the country, has had a positive impact on the e-commerce sector as the virus has created a new normal in online shopping habits, a survey indicates.A recent survey by management consulting company Redseer showed that Indonesia’s e-commerce growth trajectory would remain positive with an expected 50 percent year-on-year growth to reach US$35 billion this year from $23 billion in 2019.The e-Conomy SEA 2019 report by Google, Temasek and Bain & Company even predicted that Indonesia’s internet economy was well on track to cross the $130 billion mark by 2025.last_img read more

MLB Trade Rumours: Angels, Indians battle hard to sign up Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco

first_imgAlso Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Houston Astros Consider Trading Carlos Correa To Free Funds?The Angels’ side lost the Gerrit Cole sweepstakes as he was traded from Houston Astros to New York Yankees. And they would be now looking for another high-profile starter. According to Sherman, there are reports that Angels have also looked at Indians’ player Carlos Carrasco.Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Philadelphia Phillies Snap Up Didi Gregorius In $14 Million Deal FOLLOW US Akhil Nambiar COMMENT Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Gerrit Cole Deal Could Have Domino Effect On Other Free Agent MovesCorey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco: Rough season so farCorey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco had been incredible in the seasons prior to the recent 2019 one. Meanwhile, in the 2019 campaign, both Kluber and Carrasco had an unexpectedly rough time. Carrasco was diagnosed with leukaemia, so he had to miss a large portion of the season. However, he made an inspiring return at the start of September 2019. On the other hand, Corey Kluber missed the final few months of MLB as he was suffering from a fractured right forearm. Before getting injured, Corey Kluber, who is a two-time Cy Young winner, bloated 5.80 ERA over seven starts and 35 2/3 innings. Even as the last season was a struggle for Kluber and Carrasco, teams won’t stop from trying to have a trade, looking into their statistics. They are the current top free agents.Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Chicago Cubs Surprise Many By Holding Talks With Josh Lindblom WATCH US LIVE Thanks to the Modern Game Committee, Ted Simmons is headed to the @baseballhall.Few have matched his consistent excellence behind the dish – before or since.— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) December 9, 2019 Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels are reportedly in discussions to trade Corey Kluber, but the Angels’ side are facing fierce competition from other teams in Major League Baseball (MLB) too. According to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register, this trade will lead to the reuniting of Corey Kluber and Mickey Callaway. Callaway is a former Indians pitching coach, who is currently serving the Angels in a similar capacity.Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Anthony Rendon Inks Whopping $245 Million Deal With Los Angeles Angels Since Statcast began tracking in 2015, there have been 7 instances of a qualified hitter’s xBA being within .002 of his BA, in a year he hit .300 or better.Anthony Rendon is the only player on the list twice.His unique consistency & what it tells us:— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) November 25, 2019center_img Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: New York Yankees Trying To Make Room For Cole? J.A. Happ Exit LoomsAlso Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Stephen Strasburg Re-signs With Washington Nationals In Record Deal First Published: 12th December, 2019 18:29 IST Written By Players with 20+ HR & 40+ 2B in each of the last 3 seasons:Mookie BettsFrancisco LindorAnthony Rendon— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) December 12, 2019 LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 12th December, 2019 18:29 IST MLB Trade Rumours: Angels, Indians Battle Hard To Sign Up Corey Kluber And Carlos Carrasco Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels are reportedly in discussions to trade Corey Kluber, but Angels’ side are facing fierce competition from other teamslast_img read more