Colombian Army Captures Individual Close to FARC’s “Mono Jojoy”

first_imgBy Dialogo June 15, 2009 Bogotá, June 11 (EFE). – The Colombian Army captured “Martín Cuero,” a member of the FARC guerrilla organization who is very close to rebel leader Jorge Briceño Suárez, aka “Mono Jojoy,” official sources reported today. According to a press release from “Casa de Nariño,” the presidency headquarters, the arrest of “Martín Cuero,” a member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), took place in Calarcá (Quindío) in a joint effort between the Army and the Colombian public prosecutor’s office. According to the authorities, the rebel had been tasked with organizing and implementing a mobility corridor between Buenaventura (south), the Coffee-Growers’ Axis (center-west), Meta, and Caquetá (south), to market cocaine. He is also accused of coordinating business with the drug cartels of the Orinoquia area, the Pacific Coast, and the Coffee-Growers’ Axis. In addition, he is accused of participating in the battles between the Colombian Army and the FARC in Casa Verde, municipality of La Uribe (Meta), in 1990, as well as the assaults on the towns of El Billar (Caquetá) in 1998 and Puerto Rico (Meta) in 1999. The prisoner had an arrest warrant for homicide, terrorism, forced displacement, and rebellion.last_img read more

US Navy Hospital Ship to Deploy to Colombia

first_imgBy Carla Babb/Voice of America August 20, 2018 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters traveling with him to Washington from Bogota, Colombia, Friday August 17th that he would likely be sending the USNS Comfort based at Norfolk, Virginia. Mattis said those he spoke with in Bogota were “embracing” and “enthusiastic” about the upcoming ship deployment, which he stressed was “absolutely a humanitarian mission.” “We’re not sending soldiers, we’re sending doctors,” Mattis said, without providing details on when the ship would set sail. Hospital ships are typically deployed to provide life-saving treatment and medical care and to relieve the pressure on national health systems. The U.S. defense secretary said he was given specific input, such as where best to deploy the ship, during talks Friday with his defense counterpart and newly inaugurated Colombian President Ivan Duque. “They (Colombian leadership) not only agreed in principle, they gave details of how we might best craft the cruise through the region,” Mattis said. Chile, Argentina and Brazil — the other stops on his South America tour — also provided input on the hospital ship deployment, according to Mattis. Aware of Venezuelan sensitivities, Mattis stressed the U.S. hospital ship would not go into Venezuela’s territorial waters. Jason Marczak, director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at the Atlantic Council, told VOA the situation in Venezuela has led to a migration crisis of global proportions “that is on track to potentially parallel or surpass the numbers that (have been) coming out of the Middle East.” “If those migration numbers are not managed in an orderly, effective way, that has the potential to create greater instability in the countries to which migrants are going,” Marczak said. As of June, an estimated 2.3 million people had fled Venezuela, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil, according to the United Nations. U.N. officials reported at that time that more than half of those who fled were “suffering from malnourishment.” The U.S. Navy has one other hospital ship, the USNS Mercy, which is based at San Diego, California. USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy usually deploy for humanitarian missions with a diverse group of doctors on board hailing from multiple countries. This article was first published on VOA News: https://www.voanews.com/a/us-navy-hospital-ship-to-deploy-to-colombia-/4533662.htmllast_img read more

US Election 2020: Trump alleges ‘shenanigans’ as Biden urges calm

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Cricket News Watch: Hasan Ali dances to ‘Gallan Goodiyaan’ with wife Samia Arzoo after Dubai wedding

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali got married to Dubai-based Indian Samia Arzoo on Tuesday night. After the ceremony, Ali danced to the tune of Indian songs with wife Samia.A video shared on the Instagram page of Da Artist Photography, the official wedding photographers of the ceremony, shows Ali and Arzoo dancing to tune of famous Bollywood number ‘Gallan Goodiyaan’.They also shared several pictures of the wedding ceremony. These pictures and videos soon went viral on social media.The wedding was attended by close friends and relatives. Before the wedding, Ali shared a video of mehdi ceremony. One such video showed the Pakistan pacer celebrating his wedding the same way he celebrates getting a wicket. Pakistani journalist Saj Sadiq shared the video on Tuesday saying, “Hasan Ali doing his wicket-taking celebration at a desert safari ahead of his Mehndi today.”Hassan Ali doing his wicket-taking celebration at a desert safari ahead of his Mehndi today pic.twitter.com/J37jZySDOk— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) August 19, 2019Before the wedding ceremony took place, Ali had shared a picture of himself with a caption: “Last Night as a bachelor! looking forward.”Last night as a bachelor..! looking forward pic.twitter.com/0TDKuYRkZm— Hassan Ali 🇵🇰 (@RealHa55an) August 19, 2019Samia (26) is from Haryana. She is a flight engineer with Emirates Airlines, while her family members are settled in New Delhi. last_img read more

Kotoko official Dr. Amo Sarpong banned from football

first_imgThe Normalization Committee of the Ghana Football Association has ordered a TEMPORARY BAN on Dr. Amo Sarpong, an official  of Asante Kotoko SC from all football related activities.This decision has become necessary due to his alleged involvement in an unfortunate gunshot incident that occurred during a Day Eight match between Berekum Chelsea FC and Asante Kotoko SC played on Sunday, 28th April, 2019 at the Berekum Golden City Park.This order is without prejudice to the determination of the case pending before the GFA Disciplinary Committee and the Berekum Police Command.Meanwhile, the GFA Disciplinary Committee has been charged to hear the case in accordance with the GFA Regulations. Source: Ghana FAlast_img read more

NEED TO KNOW: Sumner County election deadlines and district maps …

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (5) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Turkeyleg · 228 weeks ago I’ll say one thing, when the republiecons gerrymander they do it right! I wonder, when the state reps come to town, do they stay on their own turf or do they wander over to the others ground to make speeches and stuff? Report Reply 2 replies · active 227 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 227 weeks ago Too bad the “republiecons” don’t demand “safe spaces” like the special snowflakes of the democrat side. Oh, sorry. Hope that didn’t hurt your feelings. Wait…was that a microaggression? I can never keep up on all these new ‘woe is me’ things the democrats/progressives/liberals come up with. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down turkeyleg · 227 weeks ago Mr Trump is that you? Report Reply +4 Vote up Vote down Terry Deschaine · 227 weeks ago After witnessing and participating in the legislative forum two Saturday’s ago at the donut shop in Wellington, I came away more frustrated than ever. Sen. Abrams, Rep. Kelly and Rep. Hoffman were there to “listen” and discuss issues brought forward by their constituencies in attendance. It became very evident by their responses that they were not there to listen to the issues and respond in a positive, or even encouraging manner. They were there to try to convince us why we were all wrong and that we didn’t possess the factual information that they were privy to. It was so obvious by their responses that they have no intention of actually representing, or even trying to represent those who elected them to office. In my opinion, there were several instances where they actually “talked down” to us. I feel confident that the vast majority in attendance came away with the same opinion as I did. I hope there are serious, qualified candidates that run against these three legislators who would represent the interests of those who sent them to Topeka. Report Reply 1 reply · active 227 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down turkeyleg · 227 weeks ago Sorry to say but Koch puppets are like that. Sad, isn’t it. If one wants to see the future for Kansas all one has to do is look at Louisiana. You will see just what a far right republiecon legislative body will leave. Massive debt, massive uninsured, massive people living in proverty. Then lets not forgot how they trashed the public education system. The poor democrat Gov now and his are trying to straighten it all out. That will take decades. Pretty good republiecon scam, trash the state, give the money to the billionaires and then move on like nothing happened and let someone else clean up their mess. Kansas won’t be to far behind them. If the democrats in Kansas are smart they’d not even run a candidate for Gov in 2018. Let the republiecons clean up their own mess. Cuz whoever is the next gov is going to have to raise taxes. Let the pubs have it, then we can rip them for raising taxes like the republiecons are doing to that poor democrat gov in Louisiana. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Kansas State election season is fast approaching. There is still plenty of time to launch a campaign and file for the party primaries coming up on August 2.Those Kansas State and County Democrats and Republican party candidates who wish to appear on the Kansas State primary ballot on August 2 must file by noon, June 1.  All third party candidates or Independent candidates must file nomination petitions by noon, August 1 if they want to be in the general election.Candidates for national and state offices, for state legislature and for judicial offices must file at the Secretary of State’s office in Topeka. Candidates running for county offices must do so at the Sumner County Courthouse. More 2016 Candidates Filing Information can be found here.The list of Sumner County races for state senator/representatives and countywide races in the 2016 election include:•State Senator 32nd District – Steve Abrams, Republican.•State Representative 79th District – Ed Trimmer, Democrat.•State Representative 80th District – Kasha Kelley, Republican.•State Representative 82nd District – Pete DeGraaf, Republican•State Representative 116th District – Kyle Hoffman.•County Commissioner 2nd District – Jim Newell (see district boundaries below).•County Attorney – Kerwin Spencer.•Register of Deeds – Jessica Anderson.•County Clerk – Debra Norris.•Sheriff – Darren Chambers.•Various township and committee members.The following are maps of legislative boundaries in Sumner County for the state representatives and county commissioners. Click on the picture for a larger versions of the map.State Representative boundaries Sumner County:Sumner County is divided into four state representative districts. The green portion is the 116th District represented by Kyle Hoffman. The blue portion is the 80th District by Kasha Kelley and the pink portion is represented by Ed Trimmer. There is also a sliver on the northeast edge that is represented as the 82nd District by Pete DeGraaf. As one can tell by the map: Hoffman represents everything north of 50th Street until Hoover Road south of U.S. 160 and Meridian and Seneca Road north of U.S. 160. Kelley represents most of the southern half of Sumner County and the Avon township. Trimmer has Belle Plaine and Oxford in his district.State Representative boundaries 80th and 116th District Wellington:Wellington is divided almost down the middle. Basically, C Street is the dividing line. Hoffman’s 116th District lies west of C Street and Kelley’s 80th District is east of C Street. Trimmer nor DeGraaf have any representation in Wellington.State Representative boundaries 79th District:Ed Trimmer’s 79th District stretches into Cowley County and includes the Sumner County townships of Harmon, Belle Plaine, Palestine, Gore and Oxford. Kelley’s district goes south and west of the 79th District. Hoffman’s is west and DeGraaf has a sliver to the north.State Representative boundaries 81st District: Pete DeGraaf’s 81st District is mostly in Sedgwick County. However, a small part of it slips into Sumner County that mostly covers the northeast tip.County Commissioner 2nd District:Jim Newell’s Sumner County Commissioner District encompasses the southwest corner of the county including the townships of Dixon, Ryan, Osborne, Downs, Jackson, Caldwell, Bluff, Morris, Chikaskia, Falls and parts of Wellington.County Commissioner 2nd District – Wellington:Newell’s commissioner district includes everything west of Washington Street within the Wellington City Limits.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Accident on U.S. 160 this morning

first_imgSumner Newscow report – Anyone driving through Wellington this morning realized about everyone was on the highway between 7 and 8 a.m.An accident occurred on U.S. 160 between Penny’s Diner and the Oak Tree Inn just east of the Woodlawn intersection. Please use caution as police work the accident this morning. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more