At Least 18 FARC Guerrillas Killed On Border With Ecuador

first_imgBy Dialogo September 21, 2010 At least eighteen FARC guerrillas died in combat and a subsequent bombardment by government forces in the Colombian municipality of San Miguel (in the southern part of the country, on the border with Ecuador), Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera announced. “The operation is underway, and the bulletin we can provide as of now is eighteen casualties among the FARC terrorists,” Rivera told the press in Bogotá before traveling to the area of the fighting, located in the jungle department (province) of Putumayo, bordering on Ecuador and Peru. “We’re going there in order to consolidate” the offensive, he emphasized. Police, soldiers, and Colombian Air Force (FAC) planes and helicopters participated in the action, according to other Defense Ministry sources cited by the press. The troops bombarded at least three rebel camps in a jungle area near the San Miguel River, which marks the border between Colombia and Ecuador, military officers said. The events took place Sunday morning in the same region where a commando squad of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) killed eight police officers and wounded four on 10 September, the sources indicated. Rivera and the military commanders did not make an immediate announcement about deaths or injuries among the members of the government forces confronting the rebels from the FARC’s Front 48. The minister traveled to Putumayo accompanied by the director of the National Police, Gen. Oscar Naranjo, and several military commanders, the Defense Ministry announced. The authorities are investigating whether the dead rebels include two Front 48 commanders accused of drug trafficking and of supplying arms and explosives to around seven hundred insurgents who operate on Colombia’s border with Ecuador, according to ministry sources. The events at San Miguel took place a day after Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos announced the relaunching of the country’s “democratic security” policy, following attacks attributed to the FARC and the National Liberation Army (ELN) that have left at least forty police officers and military personnel dead this month in Putumayo and other regions. The new policy will also include strategies to check the violence committed by drug traffickers, gang members, demobilized paramilitaries, and other criminals in the cities, according to other administration sources.last_img read more

Sublime STL Titan, Susplan in Impressive Start

first_imgKaduna Sublime, featuring Suleiman Bello, Muktar Adhama, Ahmadu Umar and Aliyu Umar hit the ground running with a 5-31/2 defeat of Kano Dantek which comprised Baba Dantata, Sadiq Dantata, Abba Dantata and Abdullahi Hashim in the first game of the tournament.Lagos STL comprising Titan Seyi Tinubu, Mumuni Musa, Halifa Ibrahim and Ibrahim Mohammed showed the stuff of a former champion, edging YBL-DY Farms 7-5, to join Sublime at the top of the Access Bank Cup log.Sani Umar and his Kano Susplan turned up the heat against debuting RISSA in the third and final match of the day, which was undoubtedly applauded by the crowd as the most exciting of the tournament yet.Susplan parading Sani Umar, Sadiq Rabiu, Tita Ali and Alwan Umar had looked set to carry the day until an unexpected injury forced Alwan of the match in the decisive third chukka, gifting RISSA the chance to surge forward, holding on to a 5-5 draw at Ground one pitch of the Fifth Chukker Polo & Country Resort in Kaduna.Revered as the biggest polo tournament in the continent, the weeklong Access Bank UNICEF Charity Shield polo event which was inaugurated over a decade ago is set to pick up steam as six more games are lined up in the group stage of the Access Bank Cup series.Proceeds from gate taking, sales of memorabilia and donations at this annual tournament in addition to a cash donation from Access Bank and individuals go to UNICEF in its campaigns.The Access Bank Plc, Fifth Chukker and UNICEF partnership has gone from strength to strength and many projects have benefited from the collaboration. A remodeled primary school and rural water projects funded by the Access Bank UNICEF Charity Shield tournament were commissioned recently.The Charity Shield began in 2003 as platform to support local charity organisations in Kaduna. Since 2006 this humanitarian effort has been geared exclusively towards intervention projects for orphans and vulnerable children in Kaduna State.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram ACCESS /UNICEF POLOThe 2017 Access Bank/UNICEF Charity Shield Polo Tournament galloped off on a blistering note last Wednesday at the Fifth Chukker Polo and Country Club in Kaduna with three championship games in the Access Bank Cup series.Kaduna Sublime, Lagos STL Titans and Kano Susplan galloped off on impressive notes, in the opening day contests that pitted 12 ambitious and equally matched teams.last_img read more

Cal Bank Beach Soccer League Leaders Toppled

first_imgKeta Sunset suffered their first defeat in 26 matches in the ongoing CAL Bank sponsored Beach Soccer League.It took a gritty, in-form Ada Assurance led by Coach Maxwell Kpeglo to break that impregnable record of the defending champions.In a tightly contested game at the Arena, Ada Assurance outscored their opponents to clinch a dramatic 4-3 win and by so doing climbed to the top of the league table.Assurance fell behind to an Awutey Senyo goal in the third minute but recovered to level through Billy Kissieh, only for Sunset to regain their lead three minutes later through Kumedzro Gilbert.The end to end action continued as Sappor Divine pulled the goal back for the very determined Ada team.The game’s decisive moments came when last season’s second highest scorer, Joseph Lawerh shot Ada into the lead with two strikes in the final quarter. Sunset Sports grabbed a late goal to reduce the deficit but it was too late as the final whistle blew for the end of the engrossing encounter.The defeat for one Keta team seemed to have sparked another into super gear mode as Havedji Mighty Warriors handed city boys, East Legon Sharks a crushing 16-2 defeat.Marksman Nyadedor Freeman’s five goals along with Torsu Alfred’s four, a brace each from Jerry Eglu and Charles Tagbor and two more strikes from Delicious Kwawu killed off the hapless Sharks.Captain Innocent Kumensah sealed the victory for the Havedji.In other games, Nungua United posted a surprise 5-4 win defeat over the out of sorts Tegbi Youth. Struggling Wuo Gb33, despite their impressive start to the season seem to be on a steep decline as they lost 3-2 to Dansoman.The win for Dansoman eased their relegation worries. Another side that appears to have lost their way in the Championship is Layoca who continued their poor run with a 3-1 defeat to debutants Teshie United who have now worked their way to mid table. Division One In Division One, League leaders Gulf Powers maintained a tight grip at the top despite losing 2-4 to African Angels.African Angels put their noses in front in the hotly contested game, courtesy George Adu’s brace and though Gulf Powers responded through Benjamin Adjetey’s brace, goals from Richard Odai-Williams and Francis Botchway were enough to ensure African Angels took all the spoils. In other games Nima, Tema United and Cape Coast Warriors handed respective 3-0 defeats to Senya Sharks, Chorkor Blue Whales and Osu Dolphins respectively.The weekends final game saw Golden Eagles compound the misery of the relegation threatened Winneba Giants as they beat them 4-1.The Giants proved to be no match for the Eagles who took an emphatic three nil lead courtesy a hat trick by Joseph Tornado early on in the game.Faisal Hussein secured the points when he hammered home the fourth, the Giants only consolation was executed by Prince Afawuho wrapping the fixtures for match day 9.The Ghana Beach Soccer league goes on a one week break to resume on Saturday 4th of May with a full line up of fixtures.last_img read more

Emancipation Day 2017 Message by Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Peter Phillips

first_img Let me wish for you all a restful, happy and safe Emancipation Day. May God continue to bless you and bless our country – Jamaica, land we love. My fellow Jamaicans:I greet you in the spirit of the freedom that we now celebrate annually on Emancipation Day.This celebration is a timely reminder of the struggles waged by our forebears against plantation slavery for over two centuries.Freedom is a fundamental right of human existence and is also the essential first step in the march of any people to nationhood.Two of the greatest leaders in the struggles of our people to free themselves from the shackles of plantation slavery were Nanny of the Maroons and Sam Sharpe.It was in recognition of their roles as both architects and symbols “of our transformation from slavery to freedom” that both were made National Heroes.Jamaica’s long march to nationhood began with Emancipation which laid the basis for our national identity and taught us to appreciate our rich cultural heritage.It is on the foundation of Emancipation that Jamaicans built the national movement and claimed their right to the freedoms we enjoy today to live in dignity, work in harmony, and to secure a better economic future for ourselves and our families.The celebration of Emancipation Day shouldbe recognized as the bedrock on which ordinary Jamaicans with extra-ordinary bravery and vision forced the refashioning of our nation’s cultural, social, economic and political arrangements.Today, the examples of our freedom fighters must inspire us to assert our rights to live in a Jamaica that provides social justice and equality of opportunity, to Housing, security, good healthcare, quality education, training, and a chance for personal progress and fulfillment.It is unfortunate that 183 years after so-called “full Free” some 700,000 Jamaicans have no legal ownership of the land on which they and their families have lived and worked for successive generations.It is for this reason that I recently established a Land Commission to prepare a policy framework that will establish a legal pathway to a Land title for those Jamaicans who are still squatters in the land of their birth. This is the commitment of the Opposition when next we form the government.Unfortunately, while we have achieved legal freedom, there still persists a slavery of the mind.It was this condition that led National Hero Marcus Garvey to recognize the need for “emancipation from mental slavery”. As Bob Marley said “none but ourselves can free our minds”.We must never forget the sacrifices and the efforts of those who gave their all in order to build a Jamaica that offers opportunity for all the people, and where families and communities live in harmony with each other free from crime, corruption and oppression.As we celebrate Emancipation Day let us recommit ourselves tothe vision of our ancestors, who wanted to build a country, nurture our children, care for the elderly and infirm, and give every Jamaican the opportunity to develop materially and spiritually.As we pursue this mission, let me wish for you all a restful, happy and safe Emancipation Day. May God continue to bless you and bless our country – Jamaica, land we love. I greet you in the spirit of the freedom that we now celebrate annually on Emancipation Day. Story Highlights The celebration of Emancipation Day shouldbe recognized as the bedrock on which ordinary Jamaicans with extra-ordinary bravery and vision forced the refashioning of our nation’s cultural, social, economic and political arrangements.last_img read more

Fourth LNG Carrier for SINOPEC LNG Project Delivered

first_imgzoom Chinese shipbuilder Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding delivered the fourth LNG carrier intended for SINOPEC’s LNG project in Australia on September 26.The vessel, named CESI Tianjin, was ordered by the joint venture between Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), China COSCO Shipping Corporation and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (SINOPEC).The CESI Tianjin was ordered in April 2013 as part of an order for six newbuildings.The new ships will be employed on a long-term charter contract to transport LNG that SINOPEC will purchase from the Australia Pacific LNG Project.The first vessel, the CESI Gladstone was delivered in October 2016, the second, the CESI Qingdao in January 2017, and the third, the CESI Beihai, in June 2017.The remaining two are slated to be delivered by 2018, MOL said.Total consideration for the construction of the six ships was set at approximately USD 1.5 billion. As disclosed earlier, long-term limited recourse debt financing worth USD 1.2 billion was secured for the six ships with a syndicate of banks.The Australia Pacific LNG project includes the development of Australia Pacific LNG’s substantial coal seam gas resources in the Surat and Bowen Basins, a 530 km transmission pipeline, and a multitrain LNG facility on Curtis Island, near Gladstone.At the end of August, Australia Pacific LNG  satisfied the final test relating to project financing completion agreements for both processing trains at its LNG Facility on Curtis Island in Queensland.This means that Australia Pacific LNG shareholders ConocoPhillips, Origin and Sinopec have been released from their obligations under the completion guarantees relating to the USD 8.5 billion project finance facility.last_img read more

TCI PDM Chairman Blows Harder

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 4, 2018 – Providenciales – In a shameless effort to distract from the real matter at hand which is the New Years Day incident at Taylor Bay, one must remind the PDM and its Chairman that they have control of the reins of government!  How foolish do you have to be to blame the PNP for your very own unofficial/official public relations officer running with a false story about the Second All Island Elected Member joining the PNP?   Nice to see you remember she is on your team.  We of course would welcome Hon. Connolly and others back home with open arms, as the PNP is the only Big Tent Party in the Turks and Caicos Islands.We have now heard from the Minister of Tourism, and latterly from the Member for Cheshire Hall.   What has happened to the Premier and Minister of Finance at whose desk the buck stops?   Has the “BEST MAN FOR THE JOB” gone into hiding or is it because the offender is a dear friend of her favourite Ministerial Colleague? Premier, it is your responsibility to govern and not just make excuses for your lack of ability.You all are being paid handsomely to do the country’s business, so please put your shoulders to the wheel and execute.   If you need help, just ask, since you are still seem dumfounded as to what to do except play the blame game.   Otherwise, as the saying goes, “if you cant do it then get up off the pot”!Royal S. RobinsonChairman, PNP4.1.17 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Karanka feels Nottingham Forest fans support

first_imgThe former Jose Mourinho assistant is trying his best to coach in the English Championship and his team won for the first time after five consecutive defeats.Aitor Karanka was forever under the shadow of Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho, especially in Real Madrid.But now he’s managing Nottingham Forest in the English Championship and has thanked fans after a five-game winless run.“[The fans’ support is] Nothing new since I arrived here,” he told Sky Sports.“They are supporting me. Last season was a difficult season because the last game we were playing for nothing, but they understood there is a problem behind [the scenes].”Danny CowleyCowley explains why he changed his mind about Huddersfield Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Last week Danny Cowley rejected the chance to coach Huddersfield Town in the English Championship, but today he accepted saying it was a good opportunity.“In the worst moment they were with me so the only thing I can say is thanks so much again,” he commented.“I don’t care about statements. I care about my job, my players and the things that are in my hands.”“I didn’t have any doubts. We’ve competed against every single top team this season,” he added.“We’ve always had a good reaction after a bad defeat so I was full of confidence because when you have a group of players like I have here you can fully trust them.”last_img read more

Ford Is Developing a Fully Electric FSeries Pickup Truck

first_img Ford is taking steps to future-proof its business by developing not just a hybrid, but a fully electric pickup truck. Jim Farley, Ford president of global markets, has announced at an event in Detroit that the automaker is electrifying the F-series. The company has been working on a hybrid version of the F-150 since 2015, but this is a completely different project. Unfortunately, Farley didn’t confirm which particular model is going to get the EV treatment.It wouldn’t come as a surprise if Ford is also making a pure electric version of the F-150, though, seeing as it is one of the most recognizable and best-selling American vehicles. The iconic pickup accounts for around a third of the automaker’s sales in the U.S. and has a long history behind it, dating back to 1975. It’s the perfect model for this project, which feels like a natural development following Ford’s investments in the EV market.By developing an electric pickup, Ford is hoping that it’ll be able to keep up with rivals that are also creating their own. A startup called Rivian unveiled its own take on the category in 2018, and even the vastly more popular Tesla is planning to conjure up an electric pickup truck of its own within the next few years. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals This story originally appeared on Engadget 2 min read January 17, 2019 Register Now »last_img read more