Five Colombian Soldiers Dead and Eight Wounded by Explosive

first_imgBy Dialogo March 09, 2009 BOGOTA, March 7, 2009 (AFP) – Five Colombian soldiers were killed and eight were ‎injured after an explosion during an inspection in a remote rural area of the department of ‎Meta (center), the General Command of the Armed Forces said.‎ According to the military report, the incident occurred when the soldiers were inspecting ‎a recently found underground cache.‎ The cache, located in a highly mined zone, was discovered by troops deployed to a ‎registration and control area in the Cano Cabra sector, a rural location of Vista Hermosa ‎in the department of Meta (center), the command added in a press release.‎ The soldiers belonged to the Omega Joint Task Force, a troop specializing in the war on ‎the leftist guerrillas.‎ On this matter, the command said that “the Armed Forces of Colombia will not cease ‎operations against the terrorist groups that have caused so much damage to the ‎Colombian people.”‎ The media has reported that the soldiers were searching for caches in which the guerrillas ‎of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) conceal weapons and ‎explosives.‎ Hours earlier, the Army had learned about the discovery of a cache matching that ‎description which had been found in the Cano Correntoso village, a rural town of Puerto ‎Rico, which is also in Meta.‎ According to this report, 89 pistols of various types were found, along with as 20 ‎revolvers, six rifle chargers, a machine gun bipod, a mortar with targeting devices, a ‎mortar tube, and one machine gun cannon.‎ The FARC is the largest guerrilla group that has been fighting in the country for the past ‎‎44 years, and according to the Army its strength has dropped from 11 to 7 thousand ‎combatants because of the policy of President Alvaro Uribe’s government to fight the ‎rebel organization.‎last_img read more

Barca Host Real in First El Clasico without Messi, Ronaldo in…

first_img“I hope to still be breathing,” Lopetegui, whose side have gone five games without a win, told reporters. “Everyone is 100 per cent full of energy and my energies are 100 per cent focused on helping the team.”Having been denied the chance to lead Spain into the World Cup after being sacked on the eve of the competition for agreeing to take the Real job, the 52-year old is adamant that the game is the biggest of his managerial career.“Nothing compares to it,” he said. “In footballing terms of course it’s a game with huge expectation and it’s the highest level.”Defeat would see Real fall seven points behind their second-placed rivals (with a game in hand), just 10 games into the campaign, but Barca boss Ernesto Valverde is wary of “wounded” opponents.“The more wounded Real Madrid are, the more dangerous they are,” Valverde said. “They have the quality to come back and they are a great team. I am expecting Real Madrid at their best.“We are coming off the back of two good performances and we are looking at El Clasico to round off a great week.”Messi’Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Kick-off: 4:15pmBarcelona and Real Madrid will play the first El Clasico without both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in 11 years when they meet in La Liga today. With Messi injured and Ronaldo now at Juventus, both sides will be looking for a different source of inspiration in the afternoon clash at the Nou Camp.Real Madrid are a club in crisis following their worst start to a La Liga season in 17 years and boss Julen Lopetegui was faced with more questions about his future on the eve of the showdown.last_img read more

Danny Glover, President Zuma catch up

first_img30 May 2013American actor and activist Danny Glover paid a visit to South African President Jacob Zuma in Cape Town on Wednesday.Glover is in the country as part of a delegation of the United Automobile Workers Union of America, led by its president, Bob King.Walking down the steps of the President’s Cape Town residence, Tuynhuys on Wednesday, the two men, who referred to one another as “my brother”, chatted before stopping and smiling at the waiting bevy of journalists and television cameras.Turning to Glover, Zuma said: “I’m sure that they want a picture.”After the media took a picture of them shaking hands, the two enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and, enjoying his brief moment away from the highest office in the land, Zuma teased the media, saying they should not be jealous of him.Wednesday’s meeting was not the first between Zuma and Glover.“As you know, it’s always wonderful to meet a good brother,” Zuma said. “He always visits South Africa. It’s always a good thing to be with us, given what he’s achieved and how much he’s loved by South Africans.”For Glover, perhaps best known as the producer and star of the Lethal Weapon movie series, being in South Africa is always a joy, as he inevitably hears the word “welcome”.“It’s great to be back – even if it’s only for a short while. It’s great to see my friend, President Zuma.”The history of South Africa has long been a part of his life, Glover said, “as someone involved in the anti-apartheid movement in the early ’70s to someone who used the platform of the incredible work of the great South African playwright Athol Furguard to manifest and build my career.“So there’s always a good relationship that I have with this extraordinary country.”Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Inclusive small business development key to South Africa’s success

first_imgA small business owner sells food at a stall at Market on Main in Johannesburg. (Image: Brand South Africa) • South African Black Entrepreneurs Forum [email protected] Tel: +27 11 053 7091 Fax: +27 86 236 7559 www.sabef.org.za • It is up to every one of us to sell South Africa • Index to boost women’s rights • Liberian entrepreneurs build South African networks • South Africa in ‘sweet spot’ for growth • Entrepreneurship key to jobs for youthMatsi ModiseSouth Africa’s recent establishment of a dedicated Ministry of Small Business Development reflects a growing national and global recognition that entrepreneurs and small enterprises are powerful drivers of economic growth and job creation. The USA is one example of a country where prosperity has been built over decades on a strong foundation of small business combined with innovative, industry-changing entrepreneurship. As South Africa looks to stimulate its economic growth and create new businesses and jobs, the time has never been better to support small enterprises and encourage passionate, ambitious entrepreneurs looking to make a difference to the country and beyond. However, there is no doubt that the newly appointed Minister for this portfolio, Lindiwe Zulu, will have some significant challenges to address in the short term if small business development and entrepreneurship is to really thrive and grow to its full potential in South Africa.The establishment of a Ministry of Small Business at this current time takes cognizance of the sheer scale of small businesses currently operating in the country, estimated to be around the 2 million mark and representing around 98% of the total number of businesses in existence, yet recognizes that the vast majority of these enterprises are survivalist in nature. If these businesses and the others that will follow in their footsteps are not just to survive, but are to grow and thrive, creating jobs and revenues which will benefit the country as a whole, then much more support needs to be provided. Even more importantly, a positive entrepreneurial culture needs to be developed in South Africa that is embraced and proactively supported at all levels of society.If the ambitious National Development Plan is to achieve its lofty goals of creating 11-million jobs by 2030, then focused interventions on the part of government and the business sector as a whole in the country, need to recognize that small business development and entrepreneurship offer the keys to success, just as they have done in the most powerful nations in the developed and developing world.However, the creation of a new dedicated ministry to support small business and entrepreneurial development is only one part of the exercise if real cultural change is to happen. Government also needs to apply a similar diagnostic approach, as it did when developing the National Development Plan, to get at the root of why small businesses in South Africa have not to date fuelled the economy to the degree its counterparts globally have, in for example the fellow Brics member countries of China, India and Brazil.The ministry needs to take a new, proactive and strategic approach to ensuring that the necessary support is provided to stimulate the growth and development of the previously underserved small business owners of this country. Black entrepreneurs and small business owners need to be developed beyond just being Enterprise Development and Preferential Procurement beneficiaries, but instead supported in their efforts to be key contributors of this economy and the creators of much needed new jobs.The new ministry will also need to seamlessly synchronise all the critical stakeholders in the small business development eco-system, including corporate big business, citizens, civic organisations, public sector, policy makers, incubators, funding institutions and academia, to begin to create a genuinely entrepreneurial culture in the country. If this is achieved, then the benefits will be tangibly felt in so many ways, not just in the creation of jobs, but also in the ability to access new and exciting markets, the creation of new products and services, the development of new technologies, and the positioning of South Africa as a leader in innovation and entrepreneurship.There is no doubt that this new Ministry of Small Business Development has the potential to positively address the considerable socioeconomic challenges that exist in the country and which are holding back real economic growth and development, such as crippling unemployment, inequality and extreme poverty in so many communities across the country.To succeed, it will need to show real and innovative leadership, accountability and a genuine understanding of what makes small businesses and entrepreneurs tick – after all, what makes them unique and ultimately successful are the very things that the country needs to harness if it is to achieve its goals. There needs to be a real respect for the hard work and sheer tenacity and determination displayed by entrepreneurs and small business owners, and a real understanding of the contribution they can make to the realization of the National Development Plan’s key objectives. If Minister Lindiwe Zulu and those assigned to the new Ministry of Small Business Development rise to the challenge and support the building of an entrepreneurial nation that is the flagship of the African continent, then they will make a real difference in the creation of the 11 million jobs and reducing the unemployment statistics that loom as a spectre over the country daily.The South African Black Entrepreneurs Forum welcomes this dedicated new Ministry of Small Business Development and will stand to support its progressive endeavours.Matsi Modise is the National Executive Director of the South African Black Entrepreneurs Forumlast_img read more

2016 Feeding Farmers – Bruce Farms, Licking County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Ag Net crew on Friday packed up and headed east of Columbus to Bruce Farms, outside of Granville, the winners of the first edition of Feeding Farmers 2016, thanks to AgriGold.Tom Bruce and his brother Larry head up the corn and soybean operation, which also boasts a few brood cows and club calves. Tom says they got in all of their corn in around the 23rd of May, followed shortly by the finish of soybeans a couple days later. The operation is in a 50/50 rotation of beans and corn, boasting a strict no-till regimen for the past 30 years.He also commented on the unique weather this year and the short spring that led to warm temperatures recently, adding that he many of his fields could use a rain to give the crops a boost.The visit to Bruce Farms was the first of four outings this spring for the crew of the Ohio Ag Net. If you’d like to sign up for a chance to have lunch brought to your place and Dale Minyo broadcast middays from there, visit AgriGoldOhio.com.AUDIO: Tom Bruce visits with Dale about the 2016 planting season in his area.Tom BruceAUDIO: AgriGold’s John Brien tells Dale about his concerns about the early planted corn in residue.John Brien our corn croplast_img read more

Perlas Pilipinas routs Singapore to open SEA Games bid

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Gilas Pilipinas escapes Jordan, salvages 7th place View comments LATEST STORIES SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games FILE – Perlas Pilipinas’ France Mae Cabinbin against Japan in the 2017 Fiba Women’s Asia Cup. Photo from Fiba.comKUALA LUMPUR — Perlas Pilipinas shone bright Sunday night.True to its moniker, the Philippine women’s basketball team fashioned out a 88-54 demolition of Singapore to start its bid for the 29th Southeast Asian Games crown at full-packed MABA Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Displaying fluid transition offense through flashy playmaker France Mae Cabinbin, the Philippines kept the tentative Singaporean side under control in the first half, with just about everybody in the lineup scoring at will.Perlas stepped on it in the final two quarters with Cabinbin, Afril Bernardino and Analyn Almazan leading the charge to rip the game apart and cruise to its first victory of the meet.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Busmen ground Aguilas; Stallion, Global escape

first_imgDavao got a late consolation goal from Harry Sawyer in the first minute of second half stoppage time as the Aguilas lost for the ninth time this season.Despite acquiring veterans Phil and James Younghusband, Simone Rota, Matthew Hartmann and Jason De Jong during the transfer window, victory has remained elusive for the Aguilas, who only have six points from 15 matches.The Busmen have played six games less than Meralco Manila, which was held to a goalless draw by Global Cebu also on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Arellano, TIP collide Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups View comments Over at Biñan Football Stadium, Stallion Laguna striker Jess Melliza continued his scoring run as he fired the only goal that lifted Laguna past JPV Marikina.The fleet-footed lefty from La Paz, Iloilo, beat JPV goalkeeper Nelson Gasic from a tight angle in the 77th minute to push Stallion closer to JPV with 26 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingChristiaens found Fernando Rodriguez at the far post for a close-range strike in 19th minute, before punctuating the win with a clinical goal off the counterattack three minutes from time.Spanish midfielder Bienvenido Marañon was also on the scoresheet, firing home from just inside the box in the 50th minute.center_img Defender Jeffrey Christiaens scored a goal and assisted on another as AFC Cup Asean zone champion Ceres-Negros kept the retooled Davao Aguilas winless with a 3-1 victory on Saturday in the Philippines Football League at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Returning to PFL action just four days after their elimination in the interzone semifinals of the AFC Cup, the Busmen played with verve and urgency as they collected their ninth win of the season to hike their tally to 28 points for fourth spot.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

RAPTORS STAR KAWHI LEONARD SUING NIKE

first_img Twitter Toronto Raptors star basketball player Kawhi Leonard has filed a federal lawsuit against Nike. Kawhi claims he designed the logo that appeared on his Nike apparel and the sportswear company, unbeknownst to him, “falsely” claimed it created the logo in a copyright registration.A Nike spokesman did not immediately return a message.The lawsuit was filed Monday in United States District Court in Southern California. Leonard is from San Diego. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Last week, the New York Times reported that the Los Angeles Clippers “have quietly looked into the feasibility of purchasing the portion of the rights to Leonard’s ‘Klaw’ logo that is still owned by Nike.” Advertisement Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Southampton agree £18m deal for Jannik Vestergaard

first_imgBorussia Monchengladbach defender Jannik Vestergaard appears set to join Southampton after a £18m fee was agreed on between the clubs, reports Sky SportsThe Denmark international will partake in a medical examination later this week ahead of his move to the Premier League this summer.The transfer to Southampton will mark the first time that Vestergaard has played outside of Germany after previous stints with Werder Bremen and Hoffenheim.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…The 25-year-old will becomes Mark Hughes’ third signing of the summer transfer window with the Saints’ boss having already acquired Mohamed Elyounoussi and Stuart Armstrong from Swiss side FC Basel and SPL champions Celtic respectively.Southampton will undoubtedly hope that the arrival of Vestergaard will strengthen their defensive options for next term after narrowly avoiding relegation from the Premier League last season.Vestergaard may get his first taste of English football on August 12, when Southampton host Burnley at St Mary’s for their opening league game of the season.last_img read more

Gracia is impressed by Watfords crazy match

first_imgHis club and Bournemouth scored six goals in 27 minutes, or four goals in just a six-minute spell in yesterday’s English Premier League gameWith a 2-0 lead, Watford though it could get the victory against Bournemouth yesterday.But the local team never gave up and the game ended up in a 3-3 draw after four goals were scored in a six-minute lapse.And Watford boss Javi Gracia is impressed at how crazy the game went.“We conceded in the moment two goals from two free-kicks,” said Gracia to the club’s official website.What to expect from Watford V Arsenal? Taimoor Khan – September 8, 2019 Arsenal are set to take on Watford this weekend and the game is definitely going to be quite a peculiar contest between two sides…“We had to defend better. I knew we needed to defend well because I was sure Bournemouth would create chances because they always do it.”“We conceded two goals from two free-kicks and it was difficult to accept,” he added.“After that, we competed well and we were looking for victory until the end.”“Maybe if it could have worked differently but we kept working. It was different moments in the game,” he added.“We started well and after they scored two goals as well it was a moment without control but we controlled it better in the second half and were more organized to contain them.”last_img read more