Mojave looks to cap impressive turnaround in 3A state final – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Posters line the walls, student news delivers congratulatory messages, and faculty and alumni proudly fire off their #THISisMojave tweets.

Rattler Nation is in full effect and has been for weeks because of the football team’s improbable turnaround in such a jaw-dropping amount of time.

Green and orange seem to be everyone’s favorite colors again.

“Everyone is on board. It’s just awesome,” said Mojave coach Abraham Gonzalez, in his second year. “There’s a big, positive vibe going around the school.”

After winning one game last season, Mojave is set to play in its first state final Saturday. The Rattlers (10-2) face defending champion Desert Pines (9-2) for the Class 3A championship at 1 p.m. at Bishop Gorman High School.

“A lot of teachers walk up to me now and say, ‘Good job,’” said star running back Tawee Walker, a junior who has rushed for 1,554 yards and 19 touchdowns this season. “Everyone says they’re going to try and come to the game. It’s just love.”

Love that Mojave hasn’t had in a long time.

Actually, ever since breaking ground in 1997.

But after six consecutive wins, including a 42-13 victory at Fernley last weekend, the school is buzzing for its 20th anniversary.

So how did it happen? How did a school that never has made a state tournament, let alone win a league or region title, make it to the final day of the season after going 1-8 the season before?

“Our kids put the effort in this offseason,” Gonzalez said. “Our weightlifting wasn’t there. Our strength wasn’t there. We lost three of our strongest guys (to injuries). … And we added Kevin Walker as our offensive coordinator. I felt he was the missing piece.”

Gonzalez, who started as Mojave’s defensive coordinator under former coach Joe Delgado, knew the defense that allowed 24.6 points per game a year ago was “all set.” The Rattlers returned several players, including the do-it-all Walker, who has been the face of the program this season.

“I never played on a team with a losing record,” Walker said. “I would not want to have that feeling again. I hate losing, and so does my team. We had to change that mentality. No one should have that mentality. We took it as a lesson.”

That they did.

Mojave has posted three shutouts this season, lowered its opponents’ scoring average to 18 points and wreaked havoc on all levels of the defense (27 sacks, 13 fumble recoveries, 18 interceptions, four touchdowns). Walker (63 tackles), David Warren (seven sacks) and John Harper (six interceptions) lead the way statistically.

The offense has flourished under Kevin Walker — Tawee’s father. Mojave has five rushers over 200 yards and could get another Saturday.

It will be a rematch with Desert Pines, which defeated Mojave 35-6 at home on Oct. 6.

Gonzalez said his team probably was “a little intimidated” the first game, considering the Jaguars have been a Southern Nevada powerhouse and churn out Division I players annually.

“We’re not the same team,” Gonzalez said. “We’re peaking, and you can see it in the kids’ play.”

Especially that of Tawee Walker.

“I’m going to play like it’s my last game ever,” he said. “We’re going to give it our all and secure the bag.”

Contact reporter Ashton Ferguson at or 702-383-0430. Follow @af_ferguson on Twitter.

10 Arrested in Alleged Social Media Scam Targeting Celebrities & Wealthy Victims – NBC 6 South Florida

A network of 10 people were arrested Tuesday after detectives discovered an alleged social media scam that targeted wealthy victims.

Investigators from multiple agencies called the case Operation Growing Pains, which lead to the arrest of this alleged racketeering enterprise that dealt with thousands of dollars in stolen goods, jewelry and cash. 

Police say Xandi Garcia was the key person behind the organized crime operation. Garcia pleaded guilty for running a network of marijuana grow houses that led to an extensive drug trafficking operation. 

“Everything from the victims social media posts to inside men. They would often place GPS tracking devices on the vehicles of their potential victims,” Miami Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said. 

After Garcia’s arrest in 2018, detectives got a search warrant for his cell phone where they encountered key evidence on other crimes including alleged burglaries. 

“There was a wealth of material that was related to the members of the organization. Information about prior burglaries that were alleged to have been committed,” Fernandez Rundle said. 

In a separate case, 30-year-old Garcia was arrested on February 5th accused of breaking into a South Beach hotel room on Super Bowl Sunday. He allegedly stole a safe filled with expensive rings, necklaces and watches from a famous New York celebrity jeweler. 

Investigators say they were tipped off when Garcia tried to sell at stolen custom ring at the Seybold Building in Downtown Miami. 

Some of Tuesday’s arrests include Garcia’s girlfriend, Maybel Sanchez, his close friend Daniel Pacheco and his mother Mirta Lora, who is accused of money laundering for the operation. 

One of their celebrity targets included Yankees pitcher Aroldis Champan, but the organized ring was not successful in breaking into his home.  

The 10 individuals arrested are facing a multitude of charges, some which include grand theft, racketeering, burglary, conspiracies and drug trafficking. 

Barcelona talking points: Winter champions, Alena & Vidal impress

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Barcelona put the disappointment and the negativity of Wednesday’s 0-0 draw against Real Madrid behind them with a comfortable 4-1 win at home to Alaves on Saturday afternoon.

Antoine Griezmann, Arturo Vidal, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored the goals to hand victory to the Spanish champions in their final fixture of 2019.

Pere Pons pulled a goal back early in the second half to give Alaves hope of a comeback at 2-1, but the Argentine quashed those hopes with a special strike soon afterwards.

The result sees Barca move three points clear of Real Madrid at the top of the table after 18 games, with Los Blancos in action at home to Athletic Club on Sunday night.

Winter champions after tough 2019

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Barcelona have finished the year unbeaten at Camp Nou for the first time since 2011, winning 24 of their 28 fixtures at home and drawing the other four.

And unless Real Madrid beat Athletic Club by six clear goals at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, the Catalans will also end a tough 2019 as winter champions in La Liga.

That might mean little at this point, but for all their problems, the Blaugrana head into the New Year in pole position in the league, albeit only on goal difference if Los Blancos win on Sunday.

Asked what he wanted from 2020, Valverde said: “I want to win all the matches and all the trophies. Then we will all be more relaxed.”

Griezmann has knack of scoring first

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“Griezmann opens the can again,” said Barcelona-based newspaper El Mundo Deportivo after the team’s win on Saturday, when the French forward hit his side’s first goal at Camp Nou.

It is becoming a knack. Griezmann now has seven goals for Barca in La Liga and six of them have been his team’s first of the game (against Real Betis, Villarreal, Eibar, Mallorca, Real Sociedad and now Alaves).

The other one was also against Betis and saw the Catalans move 2-1 in front after he had equalised in a fixture which the Spanish champions went on to win 5-2 at Camp Nou.

Griezmann linked up well with both Messi and Suarez on Saturday. “It seems to be more simple for him now,” Valverde said. The Frenchman is adjusting after a tough start and scoring the all-important first goal is not a bad habit to have.

Loan Alena to Getafe? He should be playing

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Carles Alena was a surprise starter for Barcelona against Alaves, having also featured from the outset in the 2-1 win over Inter Milan in the Champions League recently.

The midfielder, who was frozen out in August after playing the opening 45 minutes against Athletic Club on the first weekend, gave another assured display and he looks like a Barca player.

Confident and composed in possession, the 21-year-old is adept at carrying the ball forward, has excellent technique and also works hard defensively.

Getafe are interested in taking Alena on loan in January, but Valverde seemed to confirm he would be staying. “When we meet again (after the winter break), both [Alena and Vidal] will be with us,” he told reporters after the game.

Vidal shows his worth

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Arturo Vidal will never be the purists’ choice at Barcelona, but he is popular with the fans at Camp Nou because of his aggression and work rate.

The Chilean was reportedly furious to be left out of the side for the Clasico on Wednesday and has recently threatened to leave if he is not playing for the Catalan club.

He scored a fine goal on Wednesday and was a constant threat in the Alaves area. In the right game, against teams defending deep and in numbers, he can be a real asset.

“He’s our player, he scored a goal and I’m not thinking he could leave,” Valverde said. And that should be that.

Messi magic clinches win in nervy spell

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Barcelona’s win was emphatic in the end, but after Alaves pulled a goal back 11 minutes into the second half, there were some nervy moments for the Blaugrana as the Basques threatened to score a second.

Enough, Messi seemed to say. The Argentine attacker waltzed through a crowd of rival players after 69 minutes and unleased an unstoppable shot from outside the area which gave Fernando Pacheco no chance. Game over.

It was an extraordinary goal, but for Messi, an ordinary one. And it killed off the hopes of Alaves because at 3-1, there was no way back for the visitors. He also gave Suarez the ball for the Uruguayan, who finished with three assists, to make it 4-1.

Messi had been presented with La Liga’s Player of the Month award for November by former team-mates Carles Puyol before kick-off and is now top scorer in the competition with 13 goals, despite having missed the start of the season through injury.

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Two previous Ford executives punished for crimes versus humanity in Argentina|IndustriALL

Pedro Müller was sentenced to 10 years of residence arrest and also Héctor Sibilla to 12 years for taking part in the kidnapping and also torture of 24 employees at Ford’s General Pacheco plant throughout the country’s most recent tyranny in 1976. During this time, thousands of individuals went missing out on, were hurt or were killed.IndustriALL’s vice-president for Latin America and also the Caribbean, Raúl Enrique Mathiu, claimed that:”Numerous people in Argentina have been founded guilty of crimes versus humanity, yet this is the first time that two former execs of an international company have been sentenced.”Müller was the plant’s manager as well as Sibilla was security manager at the time the criminal activities were devoted.

Ansley Pacheco: Florida Instagram Superstar Saves Family Coming From Uzi-Wielding Burglars

Ansley Pacheco is actually a Florida social media sites superstar who is going popular after safeguarding her loved ones coming from masked burglars.On October 4,

the 26-year-old mother defended her family coming from a number of burglars who got into her Miami property swing Uzis, The Nyc Article mentioned. Pacheco, an Instagram style and also OnlyFans superstar, resided in her bedroom when pair of guys ruptured with her main door, firing at her spouse, Daniel, and also his buddies, depending on to safety footage acquired due to the Within Edition.Pacheco then rushes to

order her personal pistol and also shoots back at the crooks from the entrance of her bedroom, the safety footage shows, depending on to the Within Version.” Do not shoot! My kid remains in right here! “the style is actually listened to hollering in the video.Although the robbers fired in to the bedroom, her seven-year-old child was certainly not attacked, she said to the electrical outlet. Bullets reached a bedhead, storage room door and also TV monitor, the Within Version proceeded. “They contended me concerning seven times, 6, 7 opportunities,”Pacheco pointed out to the outlet.Here’s what you require to recognize regarding Ansley Pacheco:1. Pacheco, Her Hubby & Their Pals Was Actually Watching the Miami Warm in the

NBA Finals When the Thiefs & Broke In The social networks influencer was actually with her other half, their boy and also their pals viewing the Miami Heat energy play in the NBA Finals, depending on to Neighborhood 10 News.”While I resided in the shower room, I started to hear the turmoil, I began listening to,’ Get down, come down, offer me whatever you received,’ “she recalled to the terminal.”I headed to the night table; I snatched the gun and also I opened up the door. I observed one of the individuals person to person with me.

He informed me to place my assassinate. I just shook my mind no, and afterwards I stated,’Do not shoot me, my boy resides in below. ‘” Video footage then reveals her other half, Daniel, experience the bedroom and chase the guys out. The robbers dealt with to get hold of some pricey jewelry and checked out prior to they got away the scene, Local area 10 News reported.Pacheco Includes Over 160,000 Instagram Followers Viewpoint this blog post&on Instagram – ☀ @bikinisbyyas – Savings Code: Ansley10 A message shared through(@ans_leey)on Oct 17, 2020 at 11:44 am actually PDT On Instagram, Pacheco boasts over 160,000 followers. She frequently posts pictures showing off swimsuits and function out video clips followed through physical fitness tips.With over 115 posts, the style gives special markdowns for many business

, featuring My Passerella, Bikinis by Yas as well as Queen Sports Manner. New material regular on my personal internet site– Ansley Pacheco( @Ans_leey) August 27, 2020 Pacheco has actually piled up over 12,200 likes on OnlyFans, an English web content registration service located in London where producers can easily make money from users who register for their material– the”enthusiasts.””Creators can pick customers to possess month-to-month memberships(which begin at$ 4.99 as well as can easily increase to$49.99)or can have free webpages where they demand visitors to access specific pay-per-view(PPV)content. Some producers might have both– a membership web page and a cost-free web page– to optimize their incomes,”depending on to Bustle.Pacheco allotments video recordings to her represent paying users.4. It Is Vague Whether the Thiefs

Attack Associates With Her Social Media Site Impact”My reaction was to get the gun and to defend. They could have eliminated me. They might possess eliminated my child. They were firing right over his head. They didn’t look after.”Ansley Pacheco stated she was contended at the very least 6 opportunities throughout a residence intrusion 10/4. @wsvn #Exclusive– Sheldon Fox-7 News (@fox_sheldon)

Oct twenty, 2020 Up until now, “the thiefs have certainly not been placed under arrest by cops

,” according to The Daily Mail.The couple has”no suggestion”who might have been actually behind the break-in, the electrical outlet carried on.5. Pacheco Boasts Over 18,000 Twitter Followers & Possesses 1.2 Thousand Ases If on TikTok I detest when individuals talk what they don’t know like very seriously. stfu!– Ansley Pacheco(@Ans_leey) October 22, 2020 In addition to her in influence on Instagram and OnlyFans, Pacheco has actually generated a considerable following on TikTok as well as Twitter as well.On Twitter, she boasts over 18,000 fans. Her final tweet, which

was actually published on Oct 21, says,”I despise when people talk what they do

n’t understand Unamused face like very seriously. stfu!” It is actually not clear if she was referencing the burglary.She also has more than 1.2 million sort on TikTok, where she shares video clips of her daily lifestyle including attire looks and dancing.READ NEXT: Indiana Student Detailed as’ Dark Fella’ & in High University Yearbook

06. Don’t Cut the Animals

Exploitation of animals in the name of science came much later in the history of human civilization than their exploitation for labor, religious sacrifices, and food. Despite a few sporadic reports of animal experiments dating back to the 4th century BCE, the advent of vivisection is generally associated with William Harvey’s discovery of the circulation of blood on live animals in 1616.

Harvey’s work demonstrated the similarity of human and animal anatomy and physiology. This created a problem for French philosopher Rene Descartes, who was championing Aristotle’s and the Catholic church’s creed that animals were mere objects created for human use. He rebutted that, despite their physical and behavioral similarities, animals lack a soul which houses both abstract intelligence and sentience. He compared animals to the elaborate mechanical clock mechanisms popular at the time.

 In the 18th and 19th centuries, France became home to atrocious experiments on conscious horses, dogs, and other animals, led by Louis Pasteur, who developed anthrax and rabies vaccines.  The infamous François Magendie used six-week-old conscious puppies to identify the different functionalities of dorsal and ventral spinal nerves. Millions of animals were sacrificed in the discovery and testing of vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, tuberculosis, polio, and other dreaded human diseases.

The anti-vivisection movement and associated legislation got their start in England. By the 1860s, the RSPCA, with support of British medical societies, condemned painful experiments, but approved those performed under anesthesia. The 1876 Cruelty to Animals Act that followed allowed painful experiments only when “absolutely necessary. “

In 1875, outraged by the growing acceptance of vivisection by the RSPCA, Irish social reformer Frances Power Cobbe formed the Victoria Street Society (VSS), which became the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS), to advocate more effective regulation of vivisection. In 1898, disenchanted with regulation of vivisection, Cobbe formed the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV), to campaign for its abolition. Both organizations are still active.

The American Experience

Opposition to the use of animals in medical research first arose in the United States during the 1860s, when Henry Bergh founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). In 1883, Caroline Earle White founded the American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS), first to regulate vivisection, then to oppose it altogether.

The American Humane Association (AHA), long the leading association of U.S. animal protection groups, specifically disavowed opposition to vivisection and expelled anti-vivisection member groups and activists. Disgusted with the organization’s acquiescence to vivisection, four AHA officers left to form The Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) in 1954.

The most sweeping legislation to regulate vivisection in the U.S. has been the 1966 Laboratory Animal Welfare Act. The Act explicitly requires that any painful procedure be performed with tranquilizers, analgesics, and anesthetics, except when their  exclusion is “scientifically necessary.” The Act’s protection excludes birds, rats, mice, farmed animals, and all cold-blooded animals.

Opposition to vivisection was actually responsible for launching the U.S. animal rights movement in the late 1970s and for dominating the movement for nearly 20 years. Until 1995, Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) was the only national organization dedicated to farmed animals.

Social justice activist Henry Spira stopped cat blinding experiments by New York’s American Museum of Natural History in 1977. Two years later, he got New York State to repeal its “pound seizure” law that forced local shelters to give up its animals for research. By 1981, he had shamed major cosmetic companies to pledge millions of dollars for animal-free alternatives to cruel animal tests.

In 1981, Alex Pacheco showed photos and videos of monkeys victimized by the Institute for Biomedical Research to media guru Cleveland Amory, launching both his fledgling student organization (PeTA) and the animal rights movement into the national consciousness. In the next two years, Richard Morgan and his Mobilization for Animals (MFA) recruited thousands for massive protests at the four national primate research centers, as well as in New York and Washington.

Other anti-vivisection organizations active at the time included In Defense of Animals, Last Chance for Animals, Trans-Species Unlimited, Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine, and the American, New England, and National Anti-Vivisection Societies. Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! joined the anti-vivisection struggle in 1996.

Animal liberations in the 1980s were all directed at medical laboratories. The more prominent liberations took place at Howard University Medical School in Washington, City of Hope Medical Center near Los Angeles, University of California at Riverside, and University of Pennsylvania. In July of 1985, PeTA led more than a hundred animal activists to occupy the National Institutes of Health office funding University of Pennsylvania primate head bashing experiments.

Today, vivisection is still used for four distinct purposes:

The number of animals affected can not be calculated with any precision, because most are excluded from the protection and accounting of the Laboratory Animal Welfare Act.

Larissa Pacheco will now face Kayla Harrison in the PFL 12 main event – MMA Fighting

The PFL’s first show of 2019 is once again seeing a main event change.

Less than a week after scheduled headliner Louis Taylor announced that he would not be competing in the league’s second season due to the New York State Athletic Commission not clearing him for his welterweight bout with Chris Curtis, the replacement main event between Kayla Harrison (3-0) and Svetlana Khautova is no more.

Per a league release, Khautova will be replaced by Larissa Pacheco (11-2), who now faces Harrison in the lightweight main event. The reason for Khautova’s withdrawal was not disclosed.

Pacheco had been scheduled to fight Roberta Samad (4-1) in the main card opener. As a result of the change, Samad will now fight Moriel Charneski (3-5).

See the updated card for the PFL 2019 season premiere, which will feature lightweights and welterweights, below:

Main Card (ESPN2, ESPN App, 9 p.m. ET)

Kayla Harrison vs. Larissa Pacheco

Genah Fabian vs. Bobbi Jo Dalziel

Gamzat Khiramagomedov vs. Glaico Franca

Andre Fialho vs. Chris Curtis

Roberta Samad vs. Moriel Charneski

Kurt Bestor, Utah’s Christmas practice, speak about repaying with his music

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SEC Sues California Operator Behind $26 Million Crypto Pyramid Scam

In between Jan. 2017 as well as Mar. 2018, Pacheco marketed unregistered protections with the California-based firms he controls, IPro Solutions LLC and also IPro Network LLC, the SEC mentioned in the press release.Pacheco raised over $26.5 million from United States capitalists through the sale of” IPro Packages “that was composed of shopping lessons on how to make revenues with an on the internet shop as well as supplying its customers with a recruitment-based payment plan and also the ability to transform points right into IPro’s own ‘cryptocurrency’, Pro Currency.IPro participants could gain crypto-redeemable points either as a discount for bundle purchases or by recruiting others to IPro.The investment system allegedly has all the attributes as well as features of a multi-level pyramid sham. IPro’s payment strategy called for the firm to distribute recruitment

perks in between 58 and 65 percent of all its earnings from the firm’s packages.As 30%of the employment bonuses were paid in Pro Currency-convertible points, the business just had to allocate between 41.5 and 45.5 percent of all its earnings to pay out bonuses and payments, according to the SEC.But throughout Jan. 2017 as well as Aug. 2018, IPro paid out less than 30 percent to its members, which resulted in the business collapsing and also ceasing procedures in Mar. 2018. The grievance checks out:”Pacheco engaged in a deceitful pyramid plan by obtaining IPro participants with false and misleading means, consisting of websites, marketing meetings, as well as in-person conferences, in which he touted the profit-making facets of IPro’s iPN Settlement Plan, while at the very same time drawing away IPro funds for his own benefit.