Joint Security Storms Abandoned MOD Building

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first_imgIn the wake of the United Nations Mission in Liberia’s (UNMIL) drawdown, a joint security team comprising members of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Liberia National Police (LNP), and Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS) yesterday stormed the Ministry of Defense building in Congo Town, Monrovia, in search of suspected drug addicts. According to security sources, the building’s notoriety has surpassed the much-talked about and densely populated Peace Island community in Congo Town, commonly known as “540.”The Liberians were backed by their outgoing UNMIL counterparts. Several of the suspected addicts arrested in yesterday’s raid were immediately turned over to the LNP for processing and their subsequent hand-over to court, the Daily Observer was informed.Traffic connecting the main road to the Congo Town back road came to a standstill as commuters stood agape witnessing the event.However, according to sources, yesterday’s operations were intended to search, seize and arrest suspected drug addicts and hardened criminals.The exercise, the sources continued, has been carried out in several communities in Monrovia and other commercial districts, and is expected to continue in the coming weeks.Our sources hinted that the operation became a necessity because security forces have observed that the country is gradually becoming a potential haven for transnational drug dealers and traffickers.“The reason is because the country has porous borders that anyone can penetrate without the security noticing.” Prior to yesterday’s search, there had been widespread rumors that the abandoned Defense Ministry structure hosts an unspecified number of drug addicts and hardened criminals.Residents of the surrounding communities told the Daily Observer that until yesterday’s exercise, the building was inhabited by hardcore criminals, who made the area a no-go zone for them.“We have been very afraid to inform security people about the bad conditions around here as most of the suspected criminals over there continue to threaten our homes,” said a gentleman who identified himself as Morton.A female resident disclosed that they had remained silent on the situation owing to the fact that they have to protect their lives and properties from the marauding gangs that terrorize their communities.One resident described the move by the joint security squad as “timely” and urged the government and its partners to sustain the search operations in all parts of Monrovia and extend them across the country. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Puritalia Berlinetta Is A Chic 965HP PlugIn Hybrid At Geneva

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first_img Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on March 5, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News Contrary to what was originally announced, the drive is a plug-in hybrid, not a normal hybrid. The Purhydrive system combines a 5.0-liter V8 mounted longitudinally in front, producing 750 hp (559 kW) on its own. An electric motor sits on the rear axle, which ups system output to a combined 965 hp and 920 pound-feet (1,248 Newton meters) of torque. It was developed especially for the Berlinetta by a U.S. American supplier, and discriminating buyers can even choose to have their name immortalized on the aluminum block. Power is handled by an automated seven-speed manual transmission shifted with steering wheel paddles, and it sprints to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 2.7 seconds. The maximum speed is 208 mph (335 km/h).The electric motor, weighing only 25 kilograms, comes from the British specialist Yasa and generates 370 Nm of twist and a peak output of 215 hp. The batteries work with lithium iron phosphate chemistry and a voltage of 700 volts. They are housed in two packages under the trunk and behind the seats, and store 5.2 kWh of electrical energy. The electric-only range is 12.4 miles (20 kilometers) – not much compared to other modern-day plug-in hybrids, but most aren’t boasting nearly 1,000 hp. Charging with the supplied charger takes three hours. Source: Electric Vehicle News Audi Q4 E-Tron Concept Debuts In Geneva With 82 kWh Battery The hybrid system is controlled by special software utilizing artificial intelligence. To determine the optimal hybrid strategy, the driver’s style is recognized. Real-time data on traffic, weather, and road conditions are also included. The most efficient use of energy is calculated from the large amount of data in the cloud on a server; the result is then transferred back to the car.The driver can also choose between Sport, Corsa and e-Power modes. In Corsa mode, the sound of the exhaust system should also be particularly impressive. In addition, there is an eMozione switch with which the torque of the electric motor can be raised to 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) for 45 seconds. Braking is done with Brembo fixed caliper brakes with six-piston units at the front, and four-piston at the rear.The two-door car has a face reminiscent of classic Jaguar models. The chassis of this GT is made of carbon and aluminum, with the body comprised of carbon. Additionally, the V8 is at the front with the gearbox at the rear to help reach a 50/50 weight distribution. Inside the car has plenty of leather, a 12.3-inch display instead of conventional instruments, and the center stack features a vertical Tesla-style screen.The car is built by hand according to the customer’s ideas. Only 150 units are to be built, and not just anyone will get one. Puritalia says the Berlinetta will be entrusted only to select “ambassadors” who properly appreciate the car. In principle, many luxury manufacturers with extremely limited-production models function the same way. Then again, the Berlinetta’s starting price of €553,350 shrinks the buyer field as well.center_img Fiat Concept Centoventi Is Electric, Offers Up To 311 Miles Of Range Jeep Renegade, Compass Plug-In Hybrids Revealed: 31 Miles Of EV Range It pairs a V8 in front with an electric motor at the back.The sports car specialist Puritalia from Naples is perhaps still known to some from the Puritalia 427 from 2012. That car was something of a modern-day interpretation of the classic 427 Shelby Cobra, though it only produced a maximum of 605 horsepower (451 kilowatts) from its supercharged 5.0-liter V8. At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the brand is back with a hardtop appropriately named Berlinetta, only this time the V8 gets a significant electric boost to produce nearly 1,000 combined hp. We saw a teaser back in February, and now we have full disclosure.More From Genevalast_img read more