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

Boeheim says Ennis could have used another year at Syracuse

first_imgSyracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said on ESPN SportsCenter on Friday morning that point guard Tyler Ennis could have used another year at SU to improve his NBA stock.Ennis declared for the NBA on March 27, five days after Syracuse’s loss to Dayton in the Round of 32, and said “I feel this experience has helped prepare me to fulfill my lifelong dream – to play in the NBA,” in a statement. But Boeheim thinks that from a physical standpoint, he could be more prepared. “I think he’s a great college player,” Boeheim said. “I think physically he probably could’ve used another year. A little bit different than Dion Waiters who I had a couple of years ago who left. I think Dion was physically better, more physically ready.“I think when you go to the NBA you need to be as physically ready as you can be.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoeheim called Ennis — who averaged 12.9 points and 5.5 assists per game on the season — a tremendous player and a “very, very smart point guard.” He said Ennis has the skillset to emerge as a good NBA point guard, yet added that it’s the hardest position to break into in the NBA.“It’s just a question of him landing in the right place,” Boeheim said.Ennis is currently ninth on Chad Ford’s “big board” of prospects. He’s slated as the No. 16 pick on NBADraft.net and No. 14 pick on DraftExpress.com. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 4, 2014 at 12:51 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

Sakib Kurtović is the new president of the Executive Board of Body Building and Fitness Association of FBiH

first_imgRegular session of Body Building and Fitness Association of FBiH was held in Sanski Most. The Association said that they’ve reached unanimous decision to elect Sakib Kurtović the president of the Executive Board while Mirsad Kucalović and Branimir Mikić are his deputies.Members of the Board are Emir Nadarević, Bešir Duraković, Mirsad Terzo and Mirza Mešić. The number of member of Body Building and Fitness Association of FBiH will increase due to fact that new members have joined.It was also decided that the manager of BiH team will be Mirsad Terzo.last_img

Week 14 Fantasy WR Rankings: Injuries to Julio Jones, T.Y. Hilton, Adam Thielen among biggest worries

first_imgNote: We’ll continue to update these rankings all week, so check back for the latest and individual player analysis. MORE WEEK 14 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderWeek 14 Fantasy WR RankingsThese rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.RankPlayer1Julio Jones, ATL vs. CAR2Davante Adams, GB vs. WAS3Michael Thomas, NO vs. SF4D.J. Moore, CAR @ ATL5Courtland Sutton, DEN @ HOU6Stefon Diggs, MIN vs. DET7Tyreek Hill, KC @ NE8Alshon Jeffery, PHI vs. NYG9Julian Edelman, NE vs. KC10Chris Godwin, TB vs. IND11DeAndre Hopkins, HOU vs. DEN12DeVante Parker, MIA @ NYJ13Mike Evans, TB vs. IND14Jarvis Landry, CLE vs. CIN15Emmanuel Sanders, SF @ NO16Cooper Kupp, LAR vs. SEA17Kenny Golladay, DET @ MIN18Odell Beckham Jr., CLE vs. CIN19DJ Chark, JAX vs. LAC20Keenan Allen, LAC @ JAX21Calvin Ridley, ATL vs. CAR22Tyler Lockett, SEA @ LAR23Amari Cooper, DAL @ CHI24Golden Tate, NYG @ PHI25John Brown, BUF vs. BAL26Deebo Samuel, SF @ NO27James Washington, PIT @ ARZ28Robert Woods, LAR vs. SEA29Allen Robinson, CHI vs. DAL30Tyler Boyd, CIN @ CLE31Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs. MIA32Curtis Samuel, CAR @ ATL33Marvin Jones, DET @ MIN34A.J. Brown, TEN @ OAK35Robby Anderson, NYJ vs. MIA36Will Fuller V, HOU vs. DEN37DK Metcalf, SEA @ LAR38Zach Pascal, IND @ TB39Sterling Shepard, NYG @ PHI40Mike Williams, LAC @ JAX41Corey Davis, TEN @ OAK42Brandin Cooks, LAR vs. SEA43Tyrell Williams, OAK vs. TEN44Terry McLaurin, WAS @ GB45Marquise Brown, BAL @ BUF46Marcus Johnson, IND @ TB47Cole Beasley, BUF vs. BAL48Larry Fitzgerald, ARZ vs. PIT49Michael Gallup, DAL @ CHI50Darius Slayton, NYG @ PHI51Russell Gage, ATL vs. CAR52John Ross III, CIN @ CLE53Tim Patrick, DEN @ HOU54Parris Campbell, IND @ TB55Mohamed Sanu, NE vs. KC56Nelson Agholor, PHI vs. NYG57Anthony Miller, CHI vs. DAL58Dede Westbrook, JAX vs. LAC59Christian Kirk, ARZ vs. PIT60Sammy Watkins, KC @ NE61Allen Hurns, MIA @ NYJ62Allen Lazard, GB vs. WAS63Phillip Dorsett, NE vs. KC64Demaryius Thomas, NYJ vs. MIA65Danny Amendola, DET @ MIN66Zay Jones, OAK vs. TEN67Geronimo Allison, GB vs. WAS68Randall Cobb, DAL @ CHI69Auden Tate, CIN @ CLE70Javon Wims, CHI vs. DAL71Kendrick Bourne, SF @ NO72Kelvin Harmon, WAS @ GB73Diontae Johnson, PIT @ ARZ74Olabisi Johnson, MIN vs. DET75Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB vs. WAS76Josh Gordon, SEA @ LAR77Ted Ginn Jr., NO vs. SF79Willie Snead, BAL @ BUF80Mecole Hardman, KC @ NE81Chris Conley, JAX vs. LAC82Tre’Quan Smith, NO vs. SF83Demarcus Robinson, KC @ NE84Josh Reynolds, LAR vs. SEA Three of the top nine players in our Week 14 fantasy WR rankings didn’t play last week — and aren’t sure things to play this week — so you know it’s going to be a fun start to the fantasy football playoffs. Maybe “fun” isn’t the right word. Obnoxious? Stupid? Annoying? You know what? Let’s save those for this time next week when you lose because some waiver wire wide receiver sleeper posted a 6-100-1 line against you.Wide receiver is one always one of the toughest positions to handicap in a given week. Matchups tend to matter, but it’s never easy guessing which one or two guys on a team will truly take advantage of favorable spots. Moreover, tough matchups only mean so much for ultra-talented WRs. DeAndre Hopkins (5-64) did fine last week against Stephon Gilmore even before throwing a TD; Amari Cooper (8-85) put up solid numbers against Tre’Davious White; Darius Slay didn’t do much to slow down Allen Robinson (8-86-1); and both of the top Falcons receivers, Calvin Ridley (8-91) and Russell Gage (5-52-1) had good days, regardless of who Marshon Lattimore was covering. Obviously, garbage time factored into some of those numbers, but it all counts the same in fantasy.  WEEK 14 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Tight end | D/ST | KickerOf course, we know some matchups are tougher than others, and many of the CBs mentioned above still qualify as tough matchups. We don’t expect Gilmore and the Pats to slow down Tyreek Hill too much this week, but the rest of Kansas City’s WRs are a worry. White faces Marquise Brown, who cooked the Rams in a tough matchup two weeks ago but was shut down by the 49ers last week, so there are major worries with him. Michael Thomas gets the 49ers this week, but we just can’t bet against fantasy’s top receiver. DJ Chark gets a stingy Chargers secondary, but L.A. was just roasted by rookie QB Drew Lock and Courtland Sutton, so we’re not going overboard on downgrading Chark this week. The same goes for Cooper against the Bears, who were just torched by Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones with third-string rookie David Blough throwing to them. WEEK 14 DFS LINEUPS:DK Cash | DK GPP | FD Cash | FD GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPOf course, fantasy owners aren’t looking to bench any of those WRs (with the possible exception of Brown). It’s the mid-tier guys like Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk (vs. Steelers), Will Fuller (vs. Broncos), DK Metcalf (@ Rams), Michael Gallup (@ Bears), and Terry McLaurin (@ Packers) who are bigger worries. Even mediocre bubble guys with decent matchups, such as Mike Williams (vs. Jaguars), Brandin Cooks (vs. Seahawks), and Tyrell Williams (vs. Titans), are worries.WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endFortunately, there are a bunch of matchup-based sleepers. A.J. Brown/Corey Davis (@ Raiders), Sterling Shepard/Darius Slayton (@ Eagles), Robby Anderson (vs. Dolphins), Russell Gage (vs. Panthers), and James Washington (@ Cardinals) all make the list. There are several more deep sleepers, including Zach Pascal/Marcus Johnson (@ Bucs), Tim Patrick (@ Texans), Allen Lazard (vs. Redskins), and Nelson Agholor (vs. Giants). There’s never a shortage of viable options when it comes to receiver, and Week 14 is no different. It won’t be easy picking your starters — especially if everyone is healthy — but hopefully we’re all still alive in Week 15 so we can keep complaining about things. MORE WEEK 14:Waiver pickups | FAAB planning | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOSlast_img read more