By Dialogo April 06, 2009 Six properties, some of which were used in drug trafficking and apparently belonged to the FARC and ELN guerrilla groups, were seized by army troops and intelligence officers in the eastern Colombian province of Arauca, officials said. The properties were confiscated as part of “Operation Llano Grande,” which is being conducted by the DAS security agency and the armed forces. The property seizures were “a hard blow to the financial heart of the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) and the ELN (National Liberation Army),” a government spokesman said. The six rural properties total approximately 485 hectares (about 1,200 acres) and are worth some 976 million pesos (nearly $403,000). Some of the land was used to grow coca – the raw material for cocaine – and housed labs for making the illegal drug. The properties apparently belonged to the FARC’s 10th and 45th fronts, and to the ELN, officials said. In 2006 and 2007, DAS agents and army 18th Brigade troops eradicated coca crops and destroyed labs on the properties in Arauca, which is on the border with Venezuela.
December 8, 2020
“I can’t say enough about him getting to this point in his life and still having the outlook on life that he has,” Olevano said. “We are what we are today because of him and men like him. He’s an inspiration to me.” ENDICOTT (WBNG) – Frank George isn’t the average 100-year old, and that’s because George is a World War II veteran, having served in the 82nd airborne, and twice escaping from behind enemy lines as Prisoner of War. So when close to a hundred people came to his birthday party Saturday at the American Legion Post 1700, he was pleasantly surprised. Her husband and George’s son-in-law, Pete Olevano had a similar sentiment. The centennial party was marked with cupcakes, food, a collage of photographs throughout the years, and presentations from local officials. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, State Senator Fred Akshar and Endicott Mayor Linda Jackson were all in attendance paying their respects to George and his service. Each leader left George with a dedication from their respective body of government, forever helping commemorate George’s birthday, and his military service. Kris said it was “overwhelming, but in a really good way” to see George interact with people at the party. But amidst the celebrations, George emphasizing his long-time mantra for what’s next. “My heart is just warm and it’s awesome, it’s wonderful. We had no idea how many people were gonna come,” she said with a laugh. George’s daughter Kris Olevano is one of his three kids, and reflected on her father’s service as he celebrated the century mark. “It makes us proud that he has touched so many lives that they feel the need to take time out of their day to come down and say happy birthday,” Olevano said. Pete admired how George’s impact in the community was represented at the party. “[I’m] so proud. He’s an amazing man, he’s been an amazing dad,” Olevano said. “He’s been through so much and is still kind and gentle and thoughtful.” “Really surprising. Very thankful, the people, the club, how ya gonna beat it?” George said with a smile. “Being in the 82nd airborne and to come out like this is really remarkable. Nothing like it.” “One day at a time, one day at a time,” George said.
October 19, 2020
Vietnam’s domestic pork supplies could fall by 20 to 35 percent this year as a consequence of African swine fever (ASF), Vietnam News Agency cited the country’s Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development as reporting on Friday.Two scenarios have been presented to assess the impacts of the fever on domestic pork supplies and discuss solutions to ensure sustainable breeding. Accordingly, the domestic pork supply will decrease from 3.9 million tons per year to 3.15 million tons in the first scenario and 2.55 million tons in the second scenario.The average price for live pigs without ASF stands at 46,000 Vietnamese dong (US$2) per kg. The epidemic can raise that by 22 percent and 45.5 percent respectively. The country will have to import 7,100 tons of pork in the first scenario and 8,900 tons in the second scenario to compensate for the domestic shortage, according to the institute. Priority should be given to assisting localities and enterprises in building disease-free chains and zones, supporting small-scale animal husbandry households to switch their agricultural production to other industries, and developing safe and hygienic poultry and cattle breeding to ensure domestic meat supply, the news agency cited the institute in the report.ASF started in Vietnam last February and spread to all 63 provinces and cities, leading to the culling of more than 5.9 million pigs, accounting for about 9 percent of the country’s total herds, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.Topics :
September 19, 2020
For all the Latest Sports News News, Asian Games News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: From the wrestling ring to the shooting range, Indian athletes made the country proud on a nail-biting second day of Asian games 2018 Monday. While wrestler Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian woman to bag an Asian Games gold, shooter Lakshay Sheoran won silver medal by finishing second in the trap final. Compatriot Manavjit Singh Sandhu, on the other hand, finished fifth in the same. Hence after the second day of the 18th Asian games, India rose to the seventh spot in the Asian Games medal tally with 2 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze.Read | Asian Games 2018, Day 3 LIVE updates: India women’s kabaddi team take on Sri LankaAlso, Day 3 has a slew of exciting matches lined up and the fans are definitely in for a treat as Indian athletes eye for more medals in Asia’s biggest sporting extravaganza.Badminton:Women’s team event: 8 am ISTIndia vs JapanMen’s team quarterfinal: 1 pm ISTInda vs IndonesiaBasketballWomen’s Preliminary Round match: 9 am ISTIndia vs Unified KoreaHandballMen’s handball: 10 am ISTIndia vs Malaysia:HockeyMen’s Pool match: 7 pm ISTKabaddiWomen’s team event: 8:40 am ISTIndia vs ThailandMen’s team event: 3 pm ISTIndia vs South KoreaSepaktakraw:Men’s Team Regu Preliminary RoundIndia vs Iran 8 am ISTIndia vs Indonesia 2 pm ISTWomen’s Team Regu Preliminary Round: 11 amIndia vs Lao ShootingWomen’s Trap event Qualification Day 2: 7 am ISTShreyasi Singh, Seema TomarMen’s 10m Air Rifle Qualification: 6:30 am ISTRavi Kumar, Deepak KumarMen’s Trap Qualification Day 2: 8 am ISTManavjit Singh SandhuWomen’s 10m Air Rifle Qualification: 8:30 am ISTElavenil Valarivan, Apurvi ChandelaSwimmingMen’s 800m Freestyle Qualification: 8am ISTAdvait PageMen’s 50m Backstroke: 8:22am ISTSrihati Nataraj, Arvind ManiMen’s 200m Individual Medley Qualification: 7:45am ISTNeel RoyMen’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Qualification: 9:15 am ISTTaekwondoWomen’s 53 Kg: 9 am ISTLatika BhandariTennis: Starts at 9 amMen’s Singles: Prajnesh Gunneswaran vs M Rifqi FitriadiRamkumar Ramanathan vs Kit Hong WongMen’s Doubles:Rohan Bopanna/Divij Sharan vs IA Susanto/DA SusantoSumit Nagal/Ramkumar Ramanathan vs Abhishek Bastola/SB BajracharyaWomen’s Singles:Ankita Raina vs Beatrice GumulyaKarman Kaur Thandi vs Jargal AltansarnaiMixed DoublesRohan Bopanna/Prarthana ThombareWomen’s DoublesAnkita Raina/Prarthana Thombare vs SM Khan/ U SuhailVolleyballMen’s Preliminary 2:30pm ISTIndia vs Hong KongWushu start 6 pm ISTMen’s Sanda -56kgSantosh Kumar vs Zaid Ali WazeaMen’s Sanda -60kgBhanu Pratap Singh vs Foroud ZafariMen’s Sanda -60kgNarender Grewal vs Jr Clemente TabugaraWrestling starts 12 pm ISTMen:Sumit 125 KgWomen:Vinesh Phogat 50 KgPinki 53 KgPooja Dhandhi 57 KgSakshi Malik 62 Kg
August 6, 2020
Facebook2Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Evergreen State College Former Makah Tribal Leader, Micah McCarty named Special Assistant to the President for Tribal Government Relations. Photo courtesy of The Evergreen State College.With the goal of deepening and expanding relationships with tribal governments in the Pacific Northwest, The Evergreen State College has named former Makah tribal chairman Micah McCarty to the new post of Special Assistant to the President for Tribal Government Relations.“Micah is a noted tribal leader and artist, with great experience in health care, cultural survival, treaty resources, sustainable development, and energy issues,” said Evergreen President Thomas L. “Les” Purce. “We know his expertise and passion will help us strengthen our relationships with Native communities.”McCarty is working with the Washington state-based Tribal Leaders Congress on Indian Education to review curricula and educational pathways for Native students, from the Head Start program up to the PhD level. McCarty has also established a relationship between local tribal governments and the college’s newly formed Center for Sustainable Infrastructure to improve tribal water systems.Some 4.5 percent of current Evergreen students are Native American. Evergreen hosts the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, the first Native longhouse built on a public college campus in the U.S. The college also offers a master of public administration degree with a concentration on tribal governance, and sponsors a reservation-based program where classes are offered locally and the study topics are determined in partnership with tribal authorities.McCarty previously served on the National Ocean Council Governance Coordination Committee and former Governor Christine Gregoire’s blue ribbon panel on ocean acidification. He is also focused on what Native communities have to offer Evergreen.“Tribal governments are great educational resources, because of their growing diversity in expertise. It only seems logical that we find more ways to work together for the advancement of education as a whole,” said McCarty. “Long-term tribal leadership is based on interdisciplinary experience and creative thinking—both of which are great Evergreen attributes,” he said.