Ecuadorean Military Dismantles Three Colombian Insurgent Bases

first_imgBy Dialogo March 28, 2013 The Ecuadorean Military dismantled three illegal bases belonging to Colombian armed groups in a jungle area of the binational border, after an armed confrontation, the Armed Forces Joint Command reported on March 26. The clash between Northern Operational Command members and three Colombian insurgents – two men and a woman – wearing black uniforms and armed with M-4 rifles, took place on March 23 in Sucumbíos province, according to a communiqué. The individuals “opened fire against Ecuadorean Soldiers, who responded to the attack, forcing the criminals to flee,” the report added, stating that the military service members were performing routine surveillance operations. The report did not specify if any deaths or injuries resulted from this confrontation. After the conflict, the patrol searched the area and discovered “two rest points with the capacity for up to 20 people each, and a guerrilla base abandoned hours before having been discovered, where war materials and supplies were found.” The military patrol seized two AK-47 magazines, folding chairs, fuel, combat vests, stoves, notebooks, and doctrine books, among other items, the Joint Command stated. A built-in kitchen, tunics, and material to build traps were also found nearby. During 2012, Ecuador’s Armed Forces captured 19 alleged Colombian insurgents during controlled operations 720 km from the border, according to the report. The Soldiers also destroyed 19 bases and nine shelters built in Ecuador, as well as 173,385 coca plants, and 3,000 poppy plants (raw materials for the production of cocaine and heroin).last_img read more

How the father-daughter bond affects sexual behaviour

first_imgYahoo NZ 21 June 2013Being daddy’s girl is more that just a special and treasured bond – it could mean girls are less likely to display risky sexual behaviour later in life.According to a new study conducted by researchers from Texan Christian University, daughters who lack a father figure are more likely to be sexually promiscuous.The researchers quizzed 64 female students about their father-daughter bond and asked them to answer questions on sex and condom frequency.Girls who had an unstable or non-existant relationship with their fathers were more likely to lose their virginity at an earlier age and display risky sexual behavoiurs.Those whose fathers were absent during their childhood also showed more sexually permissive attitudes on the questionnaire. For instance they were more likely to agree that ‘sex without love is OK’. read more

Badgers quarterback job still up in air

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoWhen Bret Bielema took the podium for his weekly press conference yesterday, one thing was on everyone’s mind: Who will play quarterback for the Badgers Saturday at Iowa?But don’t ask Bielema; he doesn’t know.“(Offensive coordinator) Paul (Chryst) and I have made discussions in the last couple weeks about the quarterback situation, where we’d go,” Bielema said. “During the course of Saturday’s ball game, after [Allan Evridge’s] last series, we obviously made the change and went in a certain direction.”Evridge’s last pass Saturday was intercepted by Lydell Sargeant on a play Bielema called an “easy read” after the game.Junior Dustin Sherer replaced him.“On Sunday, we both agreed that Dustin, when he was in there, did a lot of good things,” Bielema said. “I liked Dustin’s response. [We’ll see] how he handles this week.”That said, Bielema still hasn’t given up on Evridge, whose touchdown run Saturday accounted for the Badgers’ lone seven points.“Allan, on that scoring drive, did a lot of things that we’ve been asking and expecting him to do in terms of taking off with the football,” Bielema added.Although he is uncertain who will be under center against the Hawkeyes, Bielema is certain about one thing: Next year has no bearing on the decision.“How they handle this week will determine who plays on Saturday,” he said.Putting Penn State behind themThere’s no doubt that a 48-7 loss at home is about as devastating a defeat as a team can suffer. However, Bielema, his staff and his players are ready to put it in the past and move on.“As early as Saturday night after the game [I was] trying to gauge the pulse of our team in the locker room, the mood of our coaches,” Bielema said. “I decided to change things up and go in a little different direction. We did our normal lifting, conditioning and stretching with our players [Sunday]. After that, we gave them some time to get away, come back. We had a team meeting that I briefly spoke about where we were as a football team, where I thought we needed to go.”Despite being 0-3 in conference play, Bielema is still confident that he has the right group of guys to move forward.“We have a large majority of seniors in our starting lineup,” he said. “Guys that have been through some adversity, guys that understand tough times bring about tough people and tough people are the ones that last.”And according to their coach, those players still have accolades to achieve.“We have 13 team goals, and the first six of those 13 are all day-to-day thinking, day-to-day mentality, how we approach practice every day, how we approach game week,” Bielema explained. “Obviously one of the biggest ones on our board is the ‘1-0’ mentality, and I don’t think there’s any better time in this season to focus on that mentality to get where we need to be.“What I gave the staff direction to do was show the guys the clips that they need to see from Saturday’s game, but the emphasis needed to be on moving forward.”Urbik’s streak on the lineSenior guard Kraig Urbik, a team co-captain, has made 45 consecutive starts on the offensive line. But after leaving Saturday’s game with a left knee injury, that streak will be in jeopardy Saturday.“Kraig, although he might have been in more pain than Gabe (Carimi), his injury may not have been as significant as Gabe’s,” Bielema said.Carimi left the game against Ohio State with a similar injury and was inactive against Penn State.“It wouldn’t be surprising to me if [Kraig will] do everything he can [to play] and plead with the doctors as much as he can,” Bielema added.As for the streak?“It’s impressive because it’s been at multiple positions,” Bielema said. “He was recruited by other schools, but Kraig was a typical Wisconsin kid that came in, bought into what we were doing, was able to find himself in a starting role at an early age and played as many snaps as he [could]. That’s surviving the storm in the middle there quite a bit.”last_img read more

Orange ice hockey hopes to benefit from competition of rotating goalies

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Paul Flanagan doesn’t know who to start at goalie for the Syracuse ice hockey team. The head coach jokes he’ll just have to leave it up to chance. ‘Get the Ouija board out on Thursday,’ he said. Lacking a clear-cut starter at goalie — a position many coaches build their teams around — could be seen as an ominous situation. But Flanagan views it in a more positive light. Freshmen Jenesica Drinkwater and Kallie Billadeau have brought out the best in each other in competing for the starting spot early in the season, Flanagan said. And even if the battle for the starting spot at goalie may not be the optimal situation for Flanagan’s team moving forward, he professes he is fine with that. With the two, there is no solidity there. But he is fine with that little element of chance. For now. ‘I think they work well together, it’s a healthy competition,’ Flanagan said. ‘I don’t see it as anything that’s negative about it. I think it’s all positive, especially when you’re two freshmen and everything’s new to them.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Drinkwater had 15 saves in a 4-4 tie with Northeastern in the season opener. Billadeau recorded 26 saves in an upset win over then-No. 8 New Hampshire and kept the Orange in the game with 34 saves in a losing effort against No. 7 Boston College over the weekend. Drinkwater wants to earn more starting opportunities. At the same time, she said she puts team goals above her own and wants to see her teammates in goal succeed, too. ‘I think all the goalies are really close,’ she said. ‘We all definitely push each other in practice. It’s only going to make us better.’ Billadeau has enjoyed the competition for the starting spot, but she said she doesn’t get caught up in comparisons with the other goalies. ‘I just try to stick to my game and focus on what I’m doing, not really worrying about what anybody else is doing out there,’ she said. ‘I just try to focus on me and doing my part.’ Through three games, Flanagan has noticed differences in their styles and skills in the net. He said Drinkwater relies on her athleticism to make plays. She has played in big games in the Provincial Women’s Hockey League and as a member of Team Ontario in the National Women’s U-18 Championship. She likes the challenge that comes with that big stage. Billadeau, the top goalie out of Minnesota, has a more technical style and uses good positioning to block the puck. Flanagan said he has been impressed by her calm demeanor on the ice. Both have displayed their talents so far. Their play will go a long way in the team’s success this season. It remains to be seen who Flanagan will ultimately choose, if he does decide to make that decision and veer from his complacency with chance. With the two freshmen taking over in goal, it’s a different situation for Flanagan and the Orange. Lucy Schoedel graduated after starting every game for the Orange in the program’s first two seasons. Now Flanagan is searching for strong play in net from whoever the next goalie will be. Building on that foundation is even more important with a young defense that is still finding its way. ‘It is such a key position,’ he said. ‘We also have a young defensive core, and it’s important for our ‘D’ to have confidence in their goaltender. We realize any decisions we make in terms of who’s in there has a pretty big bearing on how our team’s going to perform that night.’ Flanagan believes the situation will work itself out in a long season with 31 regular season games remaining. He swears he has time to wait. He’s taking it game by game. And though he doesn’t have a formula he will follow with the decision, he does have an end result in mind when making the call. Whatever is best for the rest of the team. And for now, he thinks leaving it up to chance is best for SU. ‘There’s not necessarily any rhyme or reason or pattern here,’ Flanagan said. ‘We’re just trying to look at different things and trying to figure out what’s best for our team heading into Friday night.’ [email protected]center_img Published on October 13, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected]last_img read more

Neighbourhood brawl lands man in court

first_imgA neighbourhood brawl, during which one person was wounded ended with two neighbours being placed before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Friday.Ray Paul, 27, appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly and denied that on March 13, 2019, at Phase Two, East Ruimveldt squatting area, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Melroy Phillips with intent to cause him actual bodily harm.While no facts were presented to the court on the matter, the prosecution had no objections to bail being granted to the East Ruimveldt resident. The 27-year-old man was released on $20,000 bail and the case will continue on March 27, 2019.last_img read more

Questions surround asbestos pipes left after replacement works

first_imgQuestions have been raised over a stretch of pipes left behind after pipe replacement works from Lough Salt to Letterkenny.The old pipes, which were made with asbestos, are believed to remain in the ground alongside the new water infrastructure.Cllr Michael McBride raised the matter with the Letterkenny MD on Wednesday. He asked what policy the council has on the disused pipes, given that the public is advised to dispose of other asbestos waste in a safe manner. Joe Ferry, Senior Chemist for the council said that there is no environmental risk with leaving the pipes in the ground, given the amount of time they’ve already been there.“It’s more of a risk if you move them at all,” Mr Ferry said.Cllr McBride replied: “My own opinion is that they should be removed.”The issue was raised outside of the planned agenda at this month’s municipal district meeting. Questions surround asbestos pipes left after replacement works was last modified: May 16th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

More Geocaching Vacation Destinations Closer to Home

first_imgIn the time-honored geocaching tradition, it’s a map that helps tell the story. Check out the blue pins scattered across the world on the Geocaching GeoTours map. Each marker is a GeoTour location. Each GeoTour is a chance to explore a unique destination as only geocaching can unveil it. Local experts in each destination pick out the best places to hide new geocaches, including historic sites, parks, cities and more.Nearly 40 GeoTours offer geocachers custom-crafted adventures in locations like the Islands of Bermuda, New Caledonia or the Hochkönig region in Austria. And if you’re interested in a driving tour of North America, more than two dozen GeoTours provide unforgettable experiences.Where will geocaching take you this year? Let us know in comments below. SharePrint RelatedNow Boarding for Geocaching GeoToursJuly 1, 2013In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Geocaching Vacation Destinations – Weekly NewsletterOctober 4, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”5 tips for planning your next vacation with geocachingJuly 31, 2017In “GeoTours” THE HIGHKING CODE GeoTourPasseport pour le Nord GeoTourBermuda Conservation GeoTour GeoTours Deliver Geocaching Adventure Around the Globe Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

ONE: Torres lone Filipino to win in Myanmar card

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:22Thai court upholds death sentence for Myanmar men over Brit killings01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort China’s Chen Lei battered Burn Soriano on the ground to earn a technical knockout victory 1:06 of the second round of their bantamweight fight.Chen remained undefeated after seven fights while Soriano lost his second straight match and is now at 3-4.Chinese flyweight Ma Hao Bin (9-1) submitted Filipino knockout artist Eugene Toquero with an armbar 4:51 into the first round.Ma, who won his sixth straight fight, locked Toquero in an early guillotine choke but the Filipino managed to break free.Thai Pongsiri Mitsatit finished off the Philippine contingent with a convincing victory over Jeremy Miado in the strawweight division.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Ateneo nears sweep, sends UST to 13th straight loss LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Mitsatit blocked Miado’s takedown attempt to transition to a full mount where he landed an elbow that forced the Filipino to verbally submit 4:23 into the fight. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “This victory is so sweet. I am excited about how the future will unfold as I continue my career in ONE Championship. For sure, I will be back in the gym immediately. I am ready to climb the ladder and face the biggest names that the organization has to offer,” said Torres.“It is truly an honor to compete with a talented competitor like my opponent. She gave me a tough test. My opponent withstood everything I threw at her. I tip my hats off to her and her skills. This bout will be beneficial to my growth as a martial artist in this sport and in ONE Championship.”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 shutoutDea (0-2) managed to shock Torres with a knee to the head but the Filipino again managed to bring the fight to the ground to earn the judges’ nod.Torres, however, was the only Filipino fighter to come out of the card victorious. FILE – Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPJomary Torres followed up her debut win in ONE Championship with an impressive decision victory over Nita Dea of Indonesia in their atomweight bout Friday at Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Myanmar.Torres (3-0) beat Dea, a grappling specialist, at her own game as she outwrestled her throughout the match.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

Rep Roberts opens Lansing office announces staff

first_img Categories: Roberts News State Rep. Brett Roberts this week officially opened his Lansing office to serve 65th House District, and also announced key contact information for residents to reach him and his staff.“It’s an honor and a privilege to serve the residents of the 65th District,” said Roberts, R-Eaton Township. “I am always committed to putting the interests of the district first, and one way to accomplish this is by always having my Lansing office open. I encourage residents of the 65th District to visit or call my office whenever they have a concern or want to discuss an issue.”Legislative staffers Caitlin Boyle and Tony Mosesso will join Roberts in his Lansing office. Boyle, a graduate of Michigan State University, previously worked in the state Senate, and will serve as Roberts’ legislative assistant.  Mosesso, also a graduate of Michigan State University, previously worked in the Senate, and will be the constituent relations and legislative assistant.Rep. Roberts’ office is located at 124 N. Capitol Ave., Room 999, Lansing, and the office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents can contact Rep. Roberts at (517) 373-1775, by e-mail at [email protected] and online at 65th House District includes parts of Lenawee, Jackson and Eaton counties.### 09Jan Rep. Roberts opens Lansing office, announces stafflast_img read more