ELN Leader Alias Uriel Neutralized in Colombia

first_imgBy Yolima Dussán/Diálogo December 08, 2020 During a joint operation, the Colombian Military Forces and the National Police neutralized on October 25, 2020, Andrés Felipe Vanegas Londoño, alias Uriel, a leader of the National Liberation Army (ELN, in Spanish) who was identified as the third commander of the western war front.“One of the most visible figures of that terrorist organization has fallen,” said Colombian President Iván Duque, who announced the payment of $130,000 that his government was offering as a reward for information leading to the criminal’s capture. “Uriel was responsible for kidnappings, murder of social leaders, persecution and harassment against citizens, and the murder of soldiers and police officers.”On October 25, the Armed Forces General Command said that Uriel had taken responsibility for the attack against the General Santander National Police Academy on January 17, 2019, where 22 agents died.“He was a criminal whose goal was to destabilize […] through acts of violence, vandalism, and terrorism, which he carried out using, in addition to weapons and lethal instruments, social networks as a communication and propaganda platform at the national and international level to advocate for crime, spread criminal activities, and challenge the Colombian State,” Colombian Minister of Defense Carlos Holmes Trujillo said.“In 2018, he began using social networks. This path led the Military Forces to place him at five locations on the Chocó coast,” said General Oscar Atehortúa, National Police director, who recognized as key the information obtained “from some students and radical groups, mainly in Bogotá, Medellín, and Pereira.” Uriel received young people from these cities and induced them to join the ELN’s urban cells.“The neutralization of this leader makes a significant contribution to reducing the forced recruitment of minors in the most vulnerable communities of Chocó, mainly indigenous populations, as he was the leader of the ELN’s Political School for Youth,” the Colombian Army indicated in a statement.last_img read more

Jerry Martini, 83

first_imgJerome G. Martini (Jerry) died, November 17, 2016 at St. Elizabeth, Edgewood, KY.He leaves his wife of 56 years, Ruth  (Hoffmeier) Martini; his eight children, Susan (Paul) Roell, William (Cathy) Martini, Joseph Martini, Patrick (Teresa) Martini, Dave Martini, Julie (Michael) Crawley, John (Maria) Martini, Mary Martini; and his 14 grandchildren, Logan, Julia, Kristy, Madeline, Mike, Catherine, Alex, Nick, Olivia, Nicole, Maleah, John, Jenna, Jacob; his brothers Leo Martini, Ralph Martini, Dennis Martini and many close relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his infant daughter Linda Lee, his parents Leo & Hilda Martini, granddaughter Rebecca Martini, daughter-in-law Denise Martini and brother Floyd Martini.He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Yorkville, IN as a teenager.  He assisted his father delivering produce to homes and markets in the city.     He went on to join the US Air Force in 1951, serving during the Korean War.  He also attended the University of Cincinnati and was a loyal member of the Knights of the Columbus and the American Legion. After serving with the Air Force, Jerry with his wife Ruth and brother Floyd started “Jerry and Floyd’s Monarch Grill”; a landmark which greeted locals and travelers almost four decades from the late 1950’s to the early 1990’s.  Jerry’s love for nature and the outdoors brought him back to his roots in the 1970’s when he grew his hobby of planting shrubbery into a blooming business;  Martini Nursery & Landscaping in Guilford, Indiana. Jerry also loved to travel, but above all else he loved his family and time spent with them. So much so that he traveled with all 8 of his children across the country, touching 47 states, countless national parks, and thousands of miles of countryside. .A funeral service will be held at All Saints Parish (St. Martin’s Church) in Yorkville, IN; November 23rd, 2016. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Funeral will be held at 1:30 PM.Memorials can be made to All Saints Church for Saint Martin’s Campus Cemetery Fund or the Sunman Life Squad.– See more at: www.andres–wuestefeldfh.comlast_img read more

3 Brothers FC Win The Sevens Challenge Trophy Soccer

first_imgGUWAHATI: 3 Brothers FC won the Sevens Challenge Trophy Soccer which concluded at the Nehru stadium here today. APRO FC finished runners-up. The winner received a cash award of Rs 12,000 while the runners-up team collected a purse of Rs 6000. Emzamul Hussain was adjudged as the best player of the tournament.Also Read: Local Sportlast_img

Egypt’s Salah named African Footballer-of-the-Year

first_imgACCRA, Egypt (Reuters) – Egypt forward Mohamed Salah was named African Footballer-of-the-Year for 2017 yesterday, finishing ahead of his Liverpool team mate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Salah, 25, polled 625 points from a voting panel made up of national team coaches and captains, plus a selection of officials and journalists, to win the award.Mane finished second on 507 with Aubameyang third on 311.Salah helped Egypt reach the African Nations Cup final and qualify for this year’s World Cup.He also made an African record move to Liverpool and scored 23 goals in all competitions for the Premier League club in 2017.“This is a dream come true for me. 2017 was an unbelievable year for me with the Egypt national team and my clubs. To qualify to the World Cup after 28 years and to have a great season at Roma and Liverpool were special moments in my career,” Salah said at the Confederation of African Football awards.Salah is the second Egyptian to win the award after Mahmoud Al Khatib in 1983.Salah and Mane were due to fly straight back to Liverpool by charter jet after yesterday’s ceremony, which finished at 2200 GMT. Liverpool play local rivals Everton in the FA Cup third round today.last_img read more

Softball Recognized by NFCA for Academic Success

first_imgLOUISVILLE, Ky. – The 2018 Drake University softball team had eight members earn Easton National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2017-18 academic year, the association announced Tuesday, Oct. 3.Tasha Alexander (Eddyville, Iowa), Laura Anderson (Boone, Iowa), Ashlie Chambers (Ankeny, Iowa), Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.), Gabbie Jonas (Omaha, Neb.), Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.), Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) and Nicole Timmons (Davenport, Iowa) were each were recognized individually for their outstanding work in the classroom.The 2018 team, which captured the Missouri Valley Conference regular season and tournament titles and qualified for the NCAA Tournament, finished with a team grade point average of 3.480 to place 36th on the Easton NFCA Academic Team rankings.The rankings and honors recognize the academic prowess of softball teams across the Association’s membership categories. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Humboldt Crabs make season-high six errors in 10-4 loss to Healdsburg Prune Packers

first_imgArcata >> Even as the Humboldt Crabs racked up wins in the first few weeks of the season, first-year manager Robin Guiver was quite aware of how his team’s defense had a propensity to come and go.The Crabs’s sometimes-shoddy defense showed its bad side in their return to the Arcata Ball Park.Humboldt committed a season-high six errors in its 10-4 loss to the Healdsburg Prune Packers, as the Crabs saw their 4-2 lead — and seven-game winning streak — vanish into thin air, and rather quickly, …last_img

IPL 2011: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders- KKR win by 9 wkts

first_imgJacques Kallis and captain Gautam Gambhir put on an unbeaten 152 runs for the second wicket to help Kolkata beat Rajasthan by 9 wickets in their IPL match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Friday. Score | PhotosChasing 160, Kolkata reached home with nine balls and nine wicket to spare.Rajasthan bowlers wanted an early breakthrough and they got one Manvinder Bisla was run out in the 2 over of the innings. But the celebrations were short-lived for th hosts as soon Kolkata batsmen Jacques Kallis and Gautam Gambhir went on charge against Rajasthan bowlers.The two started to raise the tempo gradully and by the time the slog over approached they were confortably poised on a good total. In the 19th over Kallis scored three more runs and Kolkata won the match. Kallis remained unbeaten on 80 and Gambhir on 75.Rajasthan innings Earlier, Rajasthan scored 159/4 in their allotted 20 overs against Kolkata.Kolkata captain Gatuam Gambhir won the toss and elected to field. a decision keeping in mind the pitch. And Kolkata did manage to get a wicket in the fifth over. Rajasthan opener Amit Paunikar fell while trying to play an aerial shot off Shakib Al Hasan. He failed to get the desired elivation and was caught at short third man by Jacques Kallis on 9 when the team total was 26.Soon the other opener Rahul Dravid and Ashok Menaria got on with a good partnership. The two had put on 52 runs for the second wicket when Yusuf Pathan struck in the 12th. First he clean bowled Dravid on 35 and then a ball later got rid of Ashok Menaria on 27. And Rajasthan were down to 79/3.advertisementAussie Shane Watson, who had a great Bangladesh outing, then got on with the onus of increasing the run rate and he had Kiwi big-hitter Ross Taylor by his side. Unfortunatley for Watson, his good form did not hold him in good stead against Kolkata and he fell on 22, though it came off just 13 balls.Watson hit a six off Shakib Al Hasan in the 17th over and wanted do a repeat but failed and the ball crashed into his stumps on 124/4.Finally, South African Johan Botha and Taylor helped Rjasthan put a good 159/4 on board.Teams:Kolkata Knight Riders: Manvinder Bisla(w), Jacques Kallis, Gautam Gambhir(c), Manoj Tiwary, Eoin Morgan, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Brett Lee, Rajat Bhatia, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Iqbal AbdullaRajasthan Royals: Shane Watson, Amit Paunikar(w), Rahul Dravid, Johan Botha, Ross Taylor, Ashok Menaria, Abhishek Raut, Amit Singh, Shane Warne(c), Siddharth Trivedi, Nayan Doshilast_img read more

Cuts to Ontario francophones touch all linguistic minorities Quebec group

first_imgMONTREAL — An organization representing Quebec anglophones says linguistic minorities across the country stand to lose from Ontario’s recent moves to cut funding to institutions serving francophones.The head of the Quebec Community Groups Network, which represents more than 50 anglophone groups across the province, said the Ontario moves are “a step backwards” after years of gains.Geoffrey Chambers, the network president, said the trend for linguistic minorities in Canada “had been to establish new and better services — just last year a francophone advisory council was put in place in Alberta, and we got our secretariat (in Quebec). The trend line had been good for quite a long time.”Ontario was held up as a model for other minority linguistic groups in Canada with its French Language Services Act, an office of francophone affairs and a French language services commissioner to ensure rights are respected — a position Chambers would like to see in Quebec.But last week Ontario announced it was scrapping the office of the French language services commissioner and cancelling a French-language university planned to open in Toronto in 2020. Meanwhile in New Brunswick, Canada’s only officially bilingual province, language tensions have been fuelled by election results that left the balance of power with a party that questions bilingualism.“Now (the trend) seems to have reversed a bit, and that’s worrying,” Chambers said.In Quebec, lawmakers like to describe the province’s anglophones as among the best-treated minorities on the continent, but Chambers said the notion his community receives special treatment misinterprets the history of its hospitals and universities.“Two hundred years of community building and contributing to the infrastructure of the province is now treated as if they’re doing us a favour,” he said.The shift across the border comes as Quebec’s English community digs in for a fight with Premier Francois Legault’s Coalition Avenir Quebec government over plans to abolish school boards, including English ones that are among the few remaining institutions the community controls.Quebec English School Boards Association’s executive director Russell Copeman said the challenge will be to change Legault’s mind ahead of his 2020 deadline to eliminate the boards. Copeman said Legault’s recent support for Ontario’s francophone community could be a good sign.“I think we’ve seen from Premier Legault some indication that he’s concerned with the decisions of the government of Ontario,” said Copeman. “If Mr. Legault is interested in defending the rights of Franco-Ontarians, a certain logic and coherence would indicate he’s also concerned with maintaining the linguistic rights of the English-speaking community in Quebec.”Copeman said his organization believes English school boards are protected under Sect. 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which deals with minority language educational rights.Copeman added that P.E.I., Nova Scotia and the Yukon all eliminated school boards, but maintained their minority French language ones to comply with the Charter.Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Mukuls son slams BJPs smartphone promise

first_imgKolkata: Subhrangshu Roy, Trinamool Congress MLA from Bijpur in North 24-Parganas and son of Mukul Roy, on Wednesday came down heavily on his father for his statement that BJP will give smartphones to people, if they vote for the party.”You cannot woo the voters by making promises of giving smartphones. People are in favour of development and because of it, Trinamool will taste landslide victory in the forthcoming Panchayat election,” he said.It may be mentioned that Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee had also criticised Roy for his “irresponsible” statement. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsRoy had made the statement in Siliguri, earlier this week. He had said that ifBJP establishes its controlover the Zilla Parishad in Jalpaiguri, then all voters above the age of 18 will be given smartphones.Subhrangshu said, “Mukul Roy and Dilip Ghosh are threatening the people of Bengal and this will be disastrous for BJP.”It may be recalled that after Mukul Roy joined BJP, there was speculation that Subhrangshu will follow him. He had also skipped some meetings of the party. But he clarified his stand on Wednesday and said “Mamata Banerjee is our leader and I will follow her instructions.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedHe made it clear that he will work for the people and will criticise those who will attack Trinamool Congress below the belt.It may be mentioned that Roy had strongly opposed Mukul joining BJP and had said that he would not join the party.Nevertheless, Roy joined BJP in Delhi and though no post has been given to him in the state unit, he is campaigning against Trinamool Congress in all the districts.Meanwhile, Mukul is fast losing his control in North 24-Parganas and none of his associates in the district have joined BJP.last_img read more