Man flew in plane’s cargo hold from Havana to Miami: CBP

first_imgObtained by ABC News(MIAMI) —  A 26-year-old Cuban man who stowed away in the cargo hold of a flight from Havana to Miami was arrested Friday morning by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.“CBP received reports of a possible stowaway shortly after midnight after a ramp agent encountered the man while offloading baggage,” CBP spokesperson Keith E. Smith told ABC News in a statement.The man “was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection,” Greg Chin, Communications Director for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department told ABC News Friday.According to FlightRadar 24, the Swift Air flight took off from Havana on Thursday at 11:11 p.m. EST and landed in Miami at 11:51 p.m. EST. Swift Air did not respond to a request for comment.Local ABC affiliate WPLG reported the pilot could be heard talking to air traffic control saying, “Apparently someone came over in the belly on our aircraft.”A controller responds, “You need assistance, where, what gate?”“Police, Police,” the pilot says. “Juliet 9.. apparently we just came in from Havana.. apparently we had a stowaway on the belly.”Social media video and images obtained by ABC show the alleged “stowaway.” He was wearing jeans and a short-sleeved dark blue shirt and appeared to be unharmed.“CBP’s mission is to facilitate travel while maintaining the highest standards of security for those who live here and for those who come to visit,” Smith said.Customs agents on average process a million travelers a day at airports, seaports and border crossings across the country.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

SMC seeks to grow student organizations

first_imgSaint Mary’s hosted a meeting Monday to provide interested students with information about starting College recognized organizations. Tamara Taylor, assistant director of multicultural services, said one of the College’s goals is to have student organizations focused more on global and social justice issues. “We want to nurture the creative side of you,” Taylor said. “The recognition process [for student organizations] starts with ideas.” After coming up with an idea, a student interested in creating a club must create an executive board, consisting of at minimum a president and vice president for the perspective organization, Taylor said. A faculty member who is willing to advise the organization must be found, and a written constitution for the club must be submitted to the Office of Student Involvement and Multicultural Services, along with a completed recognition application. “Mainly what we are trying to say here is that you have a lot of support for your club on campus,” she said. When asked to share ideas at large, students named several ideas for potential clubs including a student organization for volunteer work, a club for future math teachers and a Saint Mary’s boxing club. Sophomore Theresa Siver wants to organize “Wishmakers on Campus” as a chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. “Our main [goal] is to fundraise for the Make-A-Wish Foundation,” Siver said, “So we can help them continue to do all the wonderful things they do to help those kids.” Other students, like junior Theresa Her, have a more global idea. “I plan to start a Korean club, which will be a part of a multicultural club,” Her said. “We will be learning about Korean culture, and … about the language.” Along with brainstorming, Taylor outlined the benefits student organizations will receive by gaining recognition from the College. Benefits include the approved use of College facilities, a club mailbox in the Student Involvement Office and the ability to fundraise and hang promotional fliers around campus. One of the greatest benefits, Taylor said, is the access to funding from the Student Government Association. This money comes from the student activities fees Saint Mary’s students are charged. Senior Maureen Parsons explained the club funding process. “We’ve changed a little bit of the process,” Parsons said. Each club at Saint Mary’s will be given a $100 budget for the year. This funding is not to be spent on clothing, food, or club merchandise, she said. For those optional expenses, clubs are expected to fundraise separately. “They’re really going to push and let you know that these are for things that will benefit all the students on campus,” Taylor said, “They won’t fund something just for your club.” Athletic clubs are allowed to submit a proposed budget plan to the Student Government Association detailing other expenses such as sports equipment, for which they may receive funding of up to $1,000. “We also have a sponsorship process for events and travel,” Parsons said, which is not limited to athletic clubs. Contact Tabitha Ricketts at [email protected]last_img read more

Yang Ming Adds New Service amid Rising Trade Tensions

first_imgTaiwanese shipping company Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. has revealed changes to its service network amid the rising global trade tensions.The company said that the impact from the tensions is expected to cause a relocation and adjustment of cargo flow and supply chains.In order to cope with this trend, Yang Ming plans to strengthen its Asian service network with the launch of a new Intra-Asia service, China-Thailand Service (CTX service).The first sailing is scheduled for July 12, 2019, departing from Shanghai.A total of three container ships with loadable capacity of 1,200 TEU will be deployed for CTX service, of which one is contributed by Yang Ming.The ports of call are Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Laem Chabang, Hong Kong, Shanghai. A round trip will take 21 days.last_img read more