Colombian army kills top FARC military leader

first_img The army said it has killed Jorge Briceno Suarez, who is also known as Victor Julio Suarez Rojas and the alias Mono Jojoy, the head of FARC’s military operations. By Dialogo September 23, 2010 For the past 40 years that was the news most awaited for by the majority of the Colombians, except for the “honorable senator” Piedad Cordoba and her group of flunkies that elect that traitor; that we are to suppose are guerillas disguised as democratic leaders. Colombia’s army said on September 23 it has killed a top leader with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country’s oldest and fiercest rebel insurgency. The operation was a joint effort in La Macarena camp between the National Police, the National Army of Colombia and the Air Force, said a report in Colombian daily El Tiempo. center_img Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, in New York for the yearly United Nations Summit, announced, “This is Operation Welcome to the FARC”, reported the same daily.last_img read more

Pearson hails Cambiasso impact

first_imgLeicester manager Nigel Pearson has offered high praise for the way Esteban Cambiasso has adapted to a relegation fight during his first year in English football. Cambiasso has at club level become the most decorated player in Argentinian history, even winning more honours than Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano, over an illustrious career spanning 17 years. But the 34-year-old has become entrenched in Leicester’s culture since arriving on a free transfer last summer and even told reporters last month that helping the Foxes secure Barclays Premier League survival would feel like winning another piece of silverware. The former Argentina international, who has previously played for Real Madrid, River Plate and Inter Milan, has been instrumental all season but particularly during the recent run which has brought six wins from the last seven matches and put Pearson’s team three points clear of the relegation zone. “His impact is difficult to quantify but it’s been a very positive one, there’s no doubt about that,” said Pearson following Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Southampton. “If you take away the influence on other players and just look at his own performances, what he brings to the side in terms of his vision and game understanding, then I think he’s been a fantastic addition to our squad. “Also where he takes an awful lot of credit is for someone with the CV he has and the amount of trophies and, if you like, positive situations he’s been in, to embrace a relegation battle in the way he has done I think gives you an indication of his professional outlook on his role within the squad. “I couldn’t give him any higher compliment than to recognise that. “I know that if he was five years younger we wouldn’t have him, or two years younger even. But I’m very pleased he’s with us and that he’s contributed fantastically to the team’s plight and situation. He’s dug in like everyone else has dug in.” Cambiasso is making Leicester wait over a new contract, with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season, as he waits to see how the campaign pans out. But Pearson would love to keep the 2010 Champions League winner. Press Association “Of course I want him to stay but he’s already pointed out that he wants to wait until the end of the season and that’s fine. For sure we’d like to keep him,” said the Foxes boss. Southampton’s defeat at the King Power Stadium came courtesy of another sluggish start and manager Ronald Koeman is becoming concerned by the trend. Both Leicester goals came inside the opening 19 minutes. It followed another slow start at Sunderland last week when Koeman’s men also found themselves behind at the same stage of the match. For most of the season, Southampton appeared capable of challenging for a place in the top four but their form has since tailed off. Defeat to Leicester was a fourth successive away loss and extended Southampton’s overall winless run to four games, all but ending their hopes of catching Liverpool in fifth place, with their campaign in danger of unravelling due to the poor run. Koeman was surprised to see his team make the same mistake for the second straight match and the Dutchman wants it rectified against Aston Villa next time out. He said: “The reason that we lost is because if you start a game like we did then it’s very difficult to change it. “Last week we had a big problem to start on a good level and today again. They [Leicester] had more spirit in the beginning. “They’re a strong team at the moment and full of confidence. It’s a difficult place to come, but we made it more difficult. “Still, there are two games to play. Next week we play at home and we need to finish on a good way for the fans. “We expect to bring our level and to have the belief in ourselves. I think that’s the difference in the last few games.” last_img read more

Related World Cup nations most supportive fans re

first_img RelatedWorld Cup nations’ most supportive fans revealed by SkyscannerWorld Cup nations’ most supportive fans revealed by SkyscannerWorld’s 7 best rugby stadiums you have to visitGet set for the Rugby World Cup with our world tour of where to see rugby at its very best.Top 8 places to eat and drink in Leeds for rugby fansWe give the lowdown on the best places to soak up some Rugby World Cup atmosphere in Leeds. With the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand now in full swing, Skyscanner reveals which nations can lay claim to the world’s most dedicated rugby fans.By comparing searches of flights to New Zealand from the competing nations for travel during the Rugby World Cup period, Skyscanner can reveal that the Irish are the world’s most dedicated fans with flight searches from the Emerald Isle to The Land of the Long White Cloud up by 123%.Scottish fans also appear to be heading over in force with a 44% rise, while their English counterparts appear to be staying home, with flight searches from English airports to New Zealand showing no increase in numbers compared to the same period last year. Australians are the second most supportive nation – with an 86% increase in searches. Hoards of Australian rugby fans will make the relatively short journey across the Tasman Sea to see their team compete on their arch rival’s home turf.Fijian (+35%), French (+29%), Italian (+29%), Russian (+28%), Japanese (+17%) and South African (+12%) rugby fans are all showing support of their team and should also be arriving in significant numbers.Sam Baldwin, Skyscanner Travel Editor commented:“International sporting events can bring a huge number of visitors into the host country, and New Zealand will be expecting massively increased numbers this year due to the World Cup Rugby. However it will be interesting to see if the fans’ dedication to supporting their team is reflected by the final standings in the tournament!”World’s Biggest Rugby Fans*1. Ireland +123%2. Australia +86%3. Scotland +44%4. Fiji +35%5. France +29%6. Italy +29%7. Russia +28%8. Japan +17%9. South Africa +12%10. England 0%*Figures are percentage increase in searches to New Zealand for World Cup Rugby Period, compared to searches for the same time period last year. Countries with very small search volumes were not included in the study.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Irish and Scottish rugby fans more supportive than English fans?last_img read more

Ensuring that Your SelfService Processes are Functional

first_imgWhile a self-service checkout and customer service process can be a competitive advantage for many businesses, they can also be a source of frustration when they don’t work smoothly.A self-service checkout will only be useful when it’s functioning properly. If a customer is unable to proceed through the process without seeking additional help, then that is a failure in functionality. The additional time necessary to resolve the issue is negating the benefit of having a self-service process in the first place.To overcome these obvious issues, it’s imperative that the self-checkout process is free of hurdles and confusion. Additionally, all of the features need to be working.When an automated checkout does work, however, it’s really a thing of beauty. The time it saves can quickly add up. For more information on this subject, watch the video from OpenView Labs featuring Bill Price.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more