Uk, Irish Women Plead Guilty To Trafficking In Peru

Irishwoman Michaella McCollum (L) and Briton Melissa Reid at the Sarita Colonia Jailhouse Court, September 24, 2013

By the time the week was over he had sold more than 10 works, with prices ranging from $1,800 to nearly $3,000. – [/] A performance spectator admires some of the pieces at Basel Art. – [/] Photo A performance piece at Basel Scope, done by an unidentified nearly naked man who moved in slow motion up and down the aisles dressed like a Greek version of Mars, the god of war. – [/] Photo A performance piece at Scope. The man clutched a staff, on which a plastic container for motor oil with the BP logo was impaled. – [/] An installation piece at Basel Art. – [/] An installation piece with paper tubes at Basel Art. – [/] A gallery scene at the Scope Basel show. – [/] A sculpture of Sperone Westwater Gallery’s employee, Michael Short, by Evan Penny. – [/] Evan Penny’s sculpture of Michael Short. – [/] A woman views Jaume Plensa’s “Tel Aviv Man,” (Study) 2010, Galerie Lelong, Paris. – [/] Photo “Medusa marinara,” 1997 a photographic representation of the Medusa in spaghetti and tomato sauce by New York-based Brazilian artist, Vic Muniz. – [/] Children play around Ai Weiwei’s piece, “Field,” 2010.

Shred-it Urges UK Businesses to Combine Waste Streams

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Wednesday, Sept. 25

25 Markets LONDON, Sept 25 | Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:48am EDT LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Britain’s FTSE 100 index is seen opening flat to 8 points lower on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on * U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday appeared to fall in line with their leaders who want to pass an emergency spending bill by Sept. 30 and avoid government shutdowns, even if it means failing in a drive to destroy “Obamacare.” * Worries over a possible U.S. government shutdown pushed Wall Street lower overnight. Japan’s Nikkei eased for a second day. * The UK blue chip index closed up 14.1 points, or 0.2 percent, at 6,571.46 points on Tuesday. * Ex-dividends are set to take around 1.7 points off the FTSE 100 on Wednesday, with Centrica, Old Mutual and RSA all trading without entitlement to the latest payout. * BHP BILLITON – The world’s biggest mining company on Wednesday said global commodities markets were being undermined by rising supplies of raw materials and warned the outlook for steel demand in Asia was expected to moderate. * ANGLO AMERICAN – The global miner is pleased with progress at an iron ore terminal at LLX’S Port of Acu near Rio de Janeiro, the company’s CEO Mark Cutifani said on Tuesday. * CENTRICA – Britain’s biggest energy supplier has claimed it could not “continue to operate” if Labour’s price freeze were implemented while costs are rising, the Daily Telegraph reports.

They were trying to board a plane for Spain. By cooperating with authorities the women can expect to gain some benefits and will have a significantly shortened trial. Still, under Peruvian law, the two could receive between eight and 15 years in prison, according to the court. The pair recounted to a judge how they had prepared and transferred the drugs and told him of contacts with whom they had coordinated the transaction. After their arrest, the women told British reporters that they had been kidnapped by a drug cartel, taken to Peru and forced to transport drugs. But the claim was met with widespread skepticism, and Peruvian authorities did not buy the story. The cocaine was found stashed in packages of cereal in the belongings of both McCollum Connolly and Reid. The prosecutor in charge of the investigation said that among the evidence against the pair was a recording of a phone call in which they were told what to do to smuggle the drugs. In an interview with Britain’s Mail newspaper earlier this month, Reid continued to maintain she acted “under duress,” but said she would plead guilty in order to get a reduced sentence. “I am really scared about what I am about to do but I am also relieved that there could be a light at the end of the tunnel,” she said. “I’m now coming to terms with the fact I am so far away from my family. This is real. “After a lot of thought and advice from my lawyer I am going to go in front of the judge and admit I was in possession of the drugs and that I went to Peru to pick up drugs to take to Spain — I am willing to plead guilty to that.” The case had triggered sensational headlines in their homelands, as they had initially been reported missing in Spain in July.