FARC Attack in Colombia Kills Police Officer and Child

first_img A police officer and a child were killed, and 27 people were injured, nine of which are in serious condition, in an attack attributed to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) insurgency, which is under peace negotiations with the Colombian government, a local civil authority reported on February 12. The attack was perpetrated in the town of Miraflores, district of Guaviare, on the evening of February 11. A grenade was thrown and gunfire from assault rifles was shot from the mountains, near a group of firefighters, police officers, and town dwellers that were trying to put out a house fire, Mayor Julio César González told Caracol private radio station. The attack was attributed to the FARC and then detained by police officers stationed in town, who received air military support, he added. The grenade killed a surveillance police officer and a 10-year old child when it exploded, while injuring 27 others, mostly children. Nine of them are in serious condition, and had to be transported by air to the city of Villavicencio, capital of Meta department, located 100 km east of Bogotá, the mayor reported. The FARC, which is the main insurgency group in Colombia with about 8,000 combatants, is holding peace talks with President Santos’s government since last November in Cuba, without a bilateral ceasefire. Santos has requested the military forces “not to lower their guard” against the FARC, and he ordered to increase military actions against the guerrillas, the oldest insurgency in Latin America. By Dialogo February 14, 2013last_img read more

De Gea: United working overtime

first_img The reigning Barclays Premier League champions have lost three consecutive games – in different competitions – and are in seventh place in the league, 11 points behind leaders Arsenal and in danger of missing out on Champions League qualification. Spanish stopper De Gea said the players are staying behind after training sessions to try to improve. Press Association Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has revealed the players are putting in extra practice after training to try turn their season around.center_img He told www.manutd.com: “We frequently stay after training to practise crossing and finishing. “We do it especially when there are no matches in the following days and I think the extra training helps me and the other players to improve.” De Gea has teamed up with Mexican striker Javier Hernandez to try to improve each other. He added: “We help each other – he tries to make it difficult for me and I try to make it difficult for him. We always do our best and he’s a player who gives his all in training. “He is one of the most professional players I have known over the course of my career. He is truly a great player and a good friend.” United slipped to a third successive defeat for the first time in almost 13 years when they lost 2-1 at Sunderland in the first leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final on Tuesday evening. That loss, coupled with their FA Cup third-round exit at the hands of Swansea and the fact they face the Welsh outfit once again in the Premier League at the weekend, is a growing cause for concern for manager David Moyes and his side. last_img read more

Bundesliga: Dortmund Hosts Hoffenheim in Week 32 Cracker

first_imgThe German city of Dortmund will this weekend explode as top contenders in the German Bundesliga battle for supremacy with Borussia Dortmund hosting visiting TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in the week 32 of the matches.The Dortmund side, 4th and hoping for a home victory is currently trailing Hoffenhiem in the 3rd position. With coach Thomas Tuchel ever ready to propel his strikers, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ousman Dembele, Marco Reuse, and Alexandre Isak to match against the visitors, the team from North Rhine-Westphalia, so far appears to have an edge over the visitors though Hoffenheim is ahead with a point.Their last clash on December 16, 2016 ended in a draw. The head-to-head of their last five meet shows Dortmund with two wins and three draws. However, Hoffenhiem have been tremendous this season.A fifth division side in 2000, the club made a remarkable advance to the German football league system top tier Bundesliga in 2008 with the financial backing of alumnus and software mogul Dietmar Hopp.Analysts believe the Nagelsmann factor accounts for the upswing in fortunes of the team. They believe that since he took over from Huub Stevens in February last year, the 29-year-old has taken TSG from the relegation battle to the fight for Europe, Football viewers can enjoy the best of the German Action on StarTimes World Football Channels 244 and 254 by 2:30pm on Saturday.Speaking on these coming sporting actions, acting Brand and Marketing Director, StarTimes, Mr. Qasim Elegbede, said its commitment to delivering quality sporting content to its subscribers was the reason behind the acquisitions of sporting rights like the Serie A, Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, Chinese Super League, Eredivisie and recently, the 2018 FIFA World Cup in over 48 territories in Africa.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Fans react to column claiming Ennis’ shot is best in Syracuse history

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 13, 2014 at 4:26 pm Contact Meredith: [email protected] | @MerNewman93 Tyler Ennis hit a buzzer-beater to send No. 1 Syracuse to a 58-56 win over No. 25 Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Beat writer David Wilson, who was in Pittsburgh to see the chaos unfold, calls it the greatest shot in Syracuse history. Some agree, while others don’t. “@TrevorHass: Ennis’ buzzer-beater to edge Pitt is greatest shot in Syracuse history, argues @DBWilson2: http://t.co/7sPrio3KQX”>No Pearl— The Cuseaholic (@Cuseaholic) February 13, 2014 Commentslast_img