Operation Against FARC in Panama

first_img A camp was destroyed and two narco-terrorists suspected of belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were arrested as the result of two clashes between units of the Panamanian National Border Service (Senafront) and Colombian irregulars. The clashes took place near the Tuira River in the jungle community of Madugandí, in the province of Darién, on the border with Colombia, at a camp that had been discovered previously. Panamanian security forces continue to seek other suspects believed to have succeeded in escaping in the direction of the Colombian border. After hearing the news, Security Minister José Raúl Mulino travelled to the province, where he indicated that he expects that an investigation will take place with regard to the two Colombians arrested. For his part, Frank Ábrego, the director of Senafront, said that the camp had a capacity of around 60 people and that there was dried food and other domestic items that, according to him, demonstrated that the place had been used by these individuals. With the death of “Cano” last week, for sure the FARC guerrilla group was 96% wiped out since all their low level guerrillas will leave the jungle, to reintegrate into Colombian society, and not keep on with an “absurd war” that’s been going on for 50 years, and no one knows why it’s going on, some said to achieve, in a few years, the POWER OR TAKEOVER OF THE GOVERNMENT, AND IMPLEMENT COMMUNISM OR SOCIAL CHANGE.. ALL THAT HAS GONE OUT OF STYLE.. It’s over, Today those who benefit are the HEADS OF THE SECRETARIAT THAT ARE IN THE BUSINESS OF WAR, WEAPONS, KIDNAPPINGS, BLACKMAILING, EXTORTIONS, DRUG TRAFFICKING, THAT BUSINESS OF RUNNING AROUND THE JUNGLE, MOUNTAINS, RIVERS, PIPES, UP AND DOWN… WITH 200 MILLION PESOS IN VERY SMALL BILLS.. NO ONE IN THE JUNGLE WILL GIVE YOU CHANGE FOR A 50,000 PESO BILL. THE COMPUTERS, MEMORIES, TOOLS, FOOD, SUPPLIES, MILITARY MATERIAL, TENTS, CAMPS, WOMEN, DRUGS, THE SMALL BILLS, REQUIRE A LOT OF TRUSTWORTHY PEOPLE, SERVANTS OR SERVILE, TO MANAGE ALL THAT STUFF LIKE A CIRCUS… EVERY TIME THE GREAT CHIEF “CANO” CHANGED HIS ADDRESS…. YOU NEED DOUBLE THE PEOPLE TO DO THE MANEUVER. AND THOSE WHO WATCH OVER WHAT’S BEING MOVED SHOULDN’T STEAL, THERE’S EVERYTHING IN THERE…., THE LEADERS ARE MOVING AROUND IN THE JUNGLE, EVERY DAY LIKE “CANO” AND MORE WHEN THEY KNOW THEY’RE BEING CLOSELY FOLLOWED…. The system of STATIONARY CAMPS WILL ALWAYS BE TEMPORARY, THEY’RE DISCOVERED LIKE THE ONES USED BY “REYES, AND THE MONO JOJOY” AND NOW THE ONE “CANO” OCCUPIED RECENTLY, THE ARMY, ITS INTELLIGENCE ARE ON TOP OF THINGS, NO MORE VISITS BY LAND, BY AIR, LIKE THE WAR AGAINST GUERRILLAS TODAY SHOULD BE… MORE THAN 50 HELICOPTERS ARE NEEDED PUT THEM ALL OVER COLOMBIA AT THE SAME TIME, PERMANENT BOMBING OF THE GUERRILLAS. By Dialogo November 04, 2011last_img read more

Free College Education Is Possible in South Africa Says Zuma

first_imgSouth Africa’s President Jacob Zuma said free university education is possible, four days after he acceded to demands of students to freeze fee levels for next year following nationwide protests.“It’s possible, but it’s not a question you can do overnight,” Zuma, 73, said on Tuesday in an interview at his residence in Pretoria. “You’ve got to be able to have the resources.”Thousands of students demonstrated across the nation for almost two weeks, leading to clashes with riot police at Parliament in Cape Town and at the government’s offices in the capital. After meeting with student and university leaders on Oct. 23, Zuma agreed to leave tuition unchanged and promised to investigate wider issues preventing poor people from accessing tertiary education.“It was clear that if we did not have a solution the demonstrations would have gone further,” Zuma said in his first interview since the fees announcement. “They were very courageous. I sympathize with them. I know that the cost of education in South Africa is very high.”The concession means the state and universities must find an additional 2.6 billion rand ($190 million) at a time when the economy is close to a recession and at risk of a credit-rating downgrade.The #FeesMustFall Twitter campaign was fueled by rising student costs, including fees, housing, food and textbooks that can exceed 100,000 rand ($7,300) a year. First-year tuition alone at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, where the protests started, ranges from about 32,000 rand to more than 58,000 rand.Zuma said he decided not to meet the students, snubbing their demands, outside his Union Buildings offices after seeing them battle with police, who used stun grenades and water cannons on the demonstrators who were throwing stones and building fires on the buildings lawns.“There was anxiety because the behavior of the students outside was quite something,” Zuma said. “I don’t think it was therefore prudent to just go and meet the stones and therefore move away from the important issue of addressing the cause of the protests.”The demonstrations were not a sign of widening discontent with the government of the ruling African National Congress, Zuma said. “Some forces are using the student issues to create a particular atmosphere,” he said.Students posted criticism of Zuma and the ANC on Twitter during the demonstrations, saying that they had been promised free education in 1994 when South Africa held its first all-race elections. Some said the ANC would be punished in elections scheduled for 2019.Most universities resumed their activities on Wednesday. The concessions won from Zuma were a “short-term victory,” though the greater struggle for free education continues, the Student Representative Council at Witwatersrand University said.“We have won the battle, a great battle, but the war for free education continues with a renewed strategy,” they said.last_img read more

McGregor beats Cerrone in 40 seconds at UFC 246

first_img “We’ve never seen that before. Not like that,” UFC commentator Joe Rogan said afterwards about the shoulder strikes. “The performance tonight was just stunning.” Conor McGregor is back. The UFC’s biggest star easily defeated Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in just 40 seconds to win his comeback fight in the welterweight main event of UFC 246 on Saturday night. Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More “I’ve still got work to do to get back where I was,” McGregor (22-4) told Rogan after his arm was raised. Then added of potential challengers: “Any one of these little mouthy fools, can get it,” as camera showed “BMF” belt holder Jorge Masvidal in the crowd, who has been mentioned as a possible future opponent. Read Also: Anthony Joshua presents heavyweight title belts to PMB in London McGregor’s UFC 246 victory was his first fight in the Octagon since the Irish superstar lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018. “He got me with his elbows right away, then head kicked me,” said Cerrone (36-14-1), the all-time leader in UFC wins. “I got my ass whipped early. I love this sport. I’m gonna keep fighting.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… McGregor bloodied Cerrone’s nose with multiple shoulder strikes during a clinch in the first few seconds of the fight, then kicked Cerrone in the jaw and beat him down to the ground, raining punches until the referee gave McGregor the TKO victory at 40 seconds into the first round. It was the second-fastest win of McGregor’s career and his first victory since 2016.last_img read more

Olson to take part in blindness cure campaign

first_imgRedshirt freshman long snapper Jake Olson will be featured in a global campaign for Foundation Fighting Blindness. Olson suffers from retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of the retina that caused him to lose his left eye when he was 10 months old and his right one at the age of 12.The campaign, #HowEyeSeeIt, is the first digital campaign for the foundation with the goal of raising funds to cure blindness caused by retinal diseases.Olson is one of many featured in the campaign who suffers from a retinal disease. The campaign will promote fundraising through videos in which individuals do something they love blindfolded and then nominating three more people to do the same thing.As the world’s largest private funder of research for cures of blindness, the foundation has raised $700 million to support research and create a new medial subfield. Foundation Fighting Blindness has also helped 100 children see for the first time through clinical trials and is helping create the bionic retina to help restore vision.As his part of the campaign, Olson blindfolds other members of the football team and teaches them to snap and kick. Other members of the campaign include chefs Tim Love and 2012 MasterChef winner Christine Ha, Orange is the New Black actress Diane Guerrero and Harry Shum Jr., actor and dancer from Glee.The campaign will continue as videos are shared on the internet. The campaign also asks that in addition to sharing the video, each participants also donates to the foundation.last_img read more

Anti-Religious Sentiment Increases in Intensity

first_imgThe two poles could hardly be farther apart.  In the East, a hundred million radical Muslims swear death to all Americans and Jews and work themselves into frenzies of jihad for the worldwide triumph of Islam.  In the West, radical atheists are determined to eradicate religion from the Earth.  Somewhere in between, millions of Christians practice their faith in peace, serve their fellow man, study science and other academic subjects at the university, and wonder why they are labeled with the same word fundamentalist the atheists use to describe Islamic radicals.    The rhetoric against religion from certain scientific quarters has reached almost evangelistic zeal.  In an article for the New York Times, George Johnson surveyed a cross-section of leading atheists who agree that religion is bad, but differ only on how best to eradicate it.  Opinions expressed at a Salk Institute Forum this month varied from appeals for rational dialogue (Joan Roughgarden and Lawrence Krauss) to stringent opposition and condemnation (Richard Dawkins).  None were pleased at the Templeton Foundation’s muddying of the waters by rewarding leaders who try to bridge science and religion.  Carolyn Porco even suggested atheists start an alternative religion based on science, with Neil deGrasse Tyson as minister.  In a similar vein, Wired Magazine had a cover story on “the new atheism” this month, and US News and World Report discussed “the new unbelievers.”  What’s new about it?Well, extremism, for one thing.  Not only do the new atheists find religion intellectually irredeemable, morally dubious, and socially unnecessary, they judge it a clear and present danger, maybe even the greatest threat to the survival of the species.  If Voltaire wanted to “wipe out the infamy” of religion, he really meant that he—like Thomas Jefferson and a number of America’s founders—wanted a more reasonable deism, a philosophical religion that acknowledged an original designer but got rid of all the supernatural stuff, including revealed truths and moral dictates that ran counter to reason.  But religion made reasonable or understood symbolically will not do for Dawkins or Harris (though the latter sees some Eastern spiritual disciplines as acceptable, and possibly even helpful to the moral life).  Both are intent to show, as Dawkins puts it, “that moderate religion makes the world safe for fundamentalism.”What inflames the evangelistic zeal from atheist quarters?  Logan Gage, writing for Discovery Institute, thinks it stems from uneasiness over what science is finding both in physics and biology.  The cosmos is showing more evidence of fine tuning, and the smallest units of life are showing unimagined complexity.  A thorn in their side is that the prominent British former atheist Antony Flew has now admitted that “the findings of more than 50 years of DNA research have provided materials for a new and enormously powerful argument to design.”Update 11/27/2006:  In an op-ed piece for the New York Times Nov. 27, Richard Schweder commented on the “Atheists Agonistes” who are “so conspicuously up in arms these days.”  He attributes the reaction not so much to being provoked by religious zealots, but to anxiety over the collapse of the “illusory” concept of the Enlightenment which, “a theory of history, … has had a predictive utility of approximately zero.”  The 20th century was the worst one yet, he said, and the dance on the fallen Berlin wall was not the “the apotheosis of the Enlightenment.”Richard Dawkins’ hatred for religion is so extreme, even some of his fellow atheists feel he goes too far.  Where did this passion come from?  Did he have a bad experience in his youth?  If he really believes all things are evolutionary products, then the vast majority of people who believe in a supreme being and true spiritual life must be in the evolutionary mainstream.  Why, then, is he opposing it?  Is it because he assumes his rationality stems from an external Truth independent of his own brain cells?  How could that be, if they have evolved by natural selection under the control of selfish genes and memes?  If the memes are directing mankind’s evolution toward religion, then it is irrational to resist it.    Dawkins and his atheist church may soon wish for the friendship of Christians and Jews.  Anyone who has been watching the rapid growth of radical Islamic fascism must be extremely worried.  The producers of the documentary Obsession, who recorded Muslim imams chanting hate to throngs of passionate disciples, and showed Muslim students being taught hate and being trained for jihad from earliest childhood, said their jolting film represents the tip of the iceberg.  Such teaching is daily fare in Muslim countries.  Islamic-controlled states are educating children to venerate hate and death, to believe Jews came from pigs and monkeys, and to believe the greatest thing in life is to commit suicide while killing as many Jews, Christians and non-Muslims as possible.  What’s most alarming is that they are gaining the power, technology and numbers to actually carry out their dream of world conquest.    Atheists are in the cross-hairs, too.  What must Dawkins feel when he sees huge crowds of passionate Muslims chanting death to the Western world?  What passes through his mind when Muslim dictators are on the verge of gaining nuclear weapons, and have the full intent to use them?  What does he think at the alarming birth rate disparity between Muslim immigrants and Europeans?  He must realize there is no use talking science or reason with these people.  There aren’t enough atheists to stand against this growing threat, even if they would listen.   Is this a time to hold book-signing parties for The God Delusion in America and Britain, when jihadists are openly threatening his homeland on the streets of London?    Dawkins and his fellow atheists had better wake up.  It’s the Judeo-Christian West that has granted them the freedom of speech and tolerance for their views.  Dawkins has thanked his patrons by wandering all over the West with his hate-religion message.  This is cowardly.  If he really believed it, and if had the courage of his convictions, he would use his reason to target the biggest problem first.  He would take his message in person to Gaza, Tehran, Beirut and Damascus.  He would use his influence to stop the lies and hate being perpetrated to children and the ignorant poor.  Christians and Jews are too easy a target.  Let’s see how his message of reason and science holds up in the face of Islam.    For their own survival, for the survival of the science and reason they love, the atheists need to drop the moral-equivalency rhetoric and understand who their allies are.  Because of their numbers and values, Christians and Jews are their best allies in the looming war to save Western civilization.  It’s not helping for the atheists to lump Christians and Jews in the same category with the jihadists.  Any day, any time now, there could well be a huge attack that will make 9-11 look like a picnic.  Scientists, academics and secular humanists lack the will and the numbers to stop this threat.  It is looking increasingly hopeless that any Western political leader will be able to overcome the inertia of political correctness that stifles effective resistance against the extreme fanaticism of Islam, the most backward, reactionary and irrational religion of all.  Some pundits are already writing off Europe and expecting it to fall under Muslim control – a comeback from the Battle of Tours (732 A.D.).    Fast-forward a few years.  Picture Dawkins and other scientific elitists under Sharia law.  Imagine them forced to convert to Islam or die.  Will they have the moral fiber to resist when a sword is at their necks?  It’s been too easy till now to rant against the easy religious targets: Christians and Jews.  Let them watch Oxford and its libraries burn as a nuclear bomb from Iran hits London, destroying priceless history as hordes of Muslims cheer and scream for more.  Foxhole conversion or no, the companionship of a compassionate Christian who can give reasons why this is happening and why he believes the Prince of Peace will ultimately prevail, may be too precious a thing to criticize any longer.  Come now, and let us reason together.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Open Source: Commercialization of Open Source

first_imgCompanies like MySQL, RedHat, and SugarCRM have shown that successful business models can be built around Open Source.  Their success has convinced other companies like Sun, IBM, and even Oracle, Adobe and Microsoft to participate in the Open Source model. While corporate participation is not always in the spirit of the original intent of Open Source, often a strong corporate supporter of an Open Source project can drive acceptance and success for the project.  Adobe and others have recently found that while Open Sourcing software components and specifications usually means less control over the product direction and proprietary advantage lost to competitors, that loss may actually be small relative to revenues gained when a product gains overwhelming mind-share over its rivals.MySQL is a good example of the success possible of growing an Open Source product commercially.  The corporate infrastructure and support from MySQL AB built up around their Open Source database has been an important factor in their success.  Now IBM is providing further commercial credibility to the MySQL database.The IBM System i mid-range servers will be bundled with MySQL databases that use IBM’s DB2 as a certified storage engine.  MySQL has a module architecture that makes it possible to swap out and interchange storage engines used by the database.Many applications are being written to provide support for MySQL.  This announcement means that those applications will be able to run as-is but customers will continue to be able to store their information within DB2.   The approach also allows existing DB2 data to be exposed via the MySQL interface.In the commercial database market, DB2 competes with Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server.  This deal with MySQL may broaden the use of DB2.  And from the MySQL perspective, being pre-installed on the popular line of IBM machines provides greater recognition and acceptance from enterprises.The original authors of the GPL may not have envisioned some of the twists and turns that Open Source has gone over the last decade.  Commercial Open Source sounds like an oxymoron, but the marriage of Open Source with a solid commercial supporter is becoming a combination that’s very hard to beat.last_img read more

Saving Her Best For the Last, History Maker PV Sindhu Dominates Worlds Like No Other

first_imgBasel: PV Sindhu did not break down, but she had tears in her eyes when the national anthem was being played at St. Jakobshalle in Basel on Sunday. Moments after becoming the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships, a feat taller than her 5’10” frame, she could have let herself go. But she did not.Sindhu quietly thanked her mother on her birthday, said she won it for the country which celebrate her along with Saina Nehwal as queens of badminton, and wore the gold medal with pride as her childhood mentor and national coach Pullela Gopichand watched from a distance. There was a calmness about the stage, but never quite about the enormity of her feat.After enduring a poor year given her lofty standards, Sindhu, like she always does, rose to the big stage and saved her best for the final act.The 24-year-old crushed Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in just 36 minutes in one of the most lopsided finals ever to add another feather to her glittering cap, which gave the sport in the country wings after Saina had set the wheels in motion.Sindhu had come close to winning the World Championships on two occasions in the past two years.In a pulsating final in 2017 that lasted nearly two hours and involved a 73-shot rally, Sindhu went down fighting to Okuhara, who became the first Japanese player to win a singles title at the World Championships.Sindhu again reached the final in 2018, only to go down to Carolina Marín of Spain. She finally broke the jinx on Sunday in front of a strong Indian crowd, which cheered her vociferously.Apart from the two silver medals Sindhu won in the last two editions, she had also won the bronze in 2013 and 2014. With five medals under her belt, Sindhu now has the most number of singles medals at the Worlds along with Zhang Ning of China, but what stands out is the time she took to collect these laurels. Sindhu has five medals from just six appearances in the tournament.Right up there with Sunday’s win is Sindhu’s silver medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016, when she went down fighting against Carolina Marin after playing superb badminton right through the Games.Sindhu became the fourth Indian to win a silver at the Olympics after shooters Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (2004, Athens) and Vijay Kumar (2012, London) and wrestler Sushil Kumar (2012, London).The Hyderabad girl also became the fifth woman player from India to win a medal in Olympics history and the first to bag a silver. At 21 then, Sindhu was the youngest Indian to win a medal at the Olympics.Born in a family of volleyball players, Sindhu was drawn into the sport after Gopichand’s 2001 All England badminton championship triumph. Sindhu was 17 when she hogged international limelight after she stunned 2012 London Olympics gold medallist Chinese Li Xuerui in the China Masters.In 2013, in her maiden appearance at the World Championships, Sindhu upset defending champion and reigning Olympic silver medallist Wang Yihan of China in the third round and went on to win the bronze.She repeated her feat in 2014 and since then has dominated the World Championships like no other player.Sindhu is also the player with the most number of wins (21) at the Worlds since her debut appearance in 2013 with Spain’s Marin coming a close second with 20 victories.After Li Lingwei, Gong Ruina and Zhang Ning, Sindhu is now the fourth player to win a gold, silver and bronze in the women’s singles event at the Worlds. To cap off what she has achieved so far, Sindhu is the only player to be a defending women’s singles medallist at the Olympics, Worlds, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games at the same time.Besides her silver at Rio 2016, Sindhu grabbed a silver at the 2018 Asian Games before losing to Saina Nehwal in the final of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.Sindhu is also the reigning BWF World Tour Finals champion. She was deservingly conferred India’s fourth highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri, in 2015. badmintonbadminton world championshipBWFbwf full form First Published: August 26, 2019, 10:38 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Resident speaks Bring in Bahamian Police raids have to happen

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 6, 2017 – More should be done to curb crime and one resident we spoke to today is calling for reinforcement from outside of the country; Edith Skippings said to bring in The Bahamas.   “They don’t know the local people here, so they need not have any favoritism or be afraid to approach people or homes and look for these thieves here in the Turks and Caicos Islands.  We really need to get to the bottom of this.”While a tender is out for CCTV to come for the down town area, there are several initiatives the public believes ought to happen including random raids of houses where illegal firearms may be kept and where they may be on sale for as low as a few hundred dollars.   Skippings said the situation is way out of control. “To put this situation under control, and show the people that are causing all this crime and sadness here in the Turks and Caicos that we mean business.”#MagneticMediaNews #BringinBahamianPolice Related Items:#BringinBahamianPolice, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more