Colombia defense minister quits amid ‘political pressure’

first_imgBotero, charged with managing theAndean country’s fight against crime gangs, Revolutionary Armed Forces ofColombia dissidents and the still-active National Liberation Army, has held hispost since the start of President Ivan Duque’s administration in August 2018.(Reuters) Botero, a 71-year-old businessman, hasbeen battered by repeated scandals. This week a senator accused him of hidinginformation that children were killed in a recent bombing raid. “It is my duty as minister of defenseto have an appropriate read on the political climate, which is why I havedecided to present my resignation,” Botero added on Wednesday in a letterposted on the social media.       BOGOTA – Colombian Defense MinisterGuillermo Botero said he would resign in the midst of mounting politicalpressure over alleged extrajudicial killings.center_img He said the operation was legitimateand the military was unaware there were minors in the camp. Eight children werebelieved to have died.    Colombian Defense Minister Guillermo Botero attends a news conference, in Bogota, Colombia on May 20, 2019. REUTERS/LUISA GONZALEZ last_img read more

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Holloway quiet on Palace future

first_img After taking an early lead through an Adrian Mariappa header, Palace were caught out by two stunning volleys from Pajtim Kasami and Steve Sidwell as the visitors went in ahead at half-time. Things went from bad to worse for Holloway and his side after the interval as two goals in five minutes, courtesy of Dimitar Berbatov and Philippe Senderos, took the game well out of sight of the hosts. Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway played down the significance of a post-match meeting with the club’s owner Steve Parish after Monday night’s 4-1 home defeat to Fulham. Holloway revealed he spent a long time with his players following the defeat before meeting Parish for a lengthy discussion, the details of which the 50-year-old wished to keep to himself. “We talk all time,” he said. “I’m not going to talk about what we just spoke about to be perfectly honest. I’m not talking about my future at the football club, I’m talking about the football club and that is all I have ever done.” Holloway also confirmed he would meet with Parish in the morning but said that was standard practice following a game. “I will be speaking to him tomorrow morning when the lads are in,” he said. “It is about what is right for the football club and that is what it will always be about between me and Steve. “We were having a meeting anyway, we always do when we are having a warm-down. We will talk about some bits and pieces and learn from it. That is the meeting and that is what we always do.” Although he would not be drawn on his own position at Selhurst Park, Holloway did call on his squad to improve between now and New Year. “We have lost five games since we announced the 25 [man-squad] and there is something wrong there,” he added. “I don’t think we have got the same spirit, maybe we changed too many, but that is the squad we have until January so they better buck up and stick together.” Fulham manager Martin Jol meanwhile praised his side’s response to losing an early goal as his side picked up their third league win of the campaign. “The first 10 minutes was sickening, to concede a goal like that again. Of course it is my responsibility,” he said “After that first goal we came back, we showed a lot of resilience, mentality and I think we played better than Crystal Palace. That is what you want. “You want to control the game, especially in the second half our midfield did well. “Of course we took a little bit of a risk to play Berbatov, Bent, Ruiz and Kasami, but I think we did well. “To have a 4-1 result, one of the best results of the last couple of years, is vert satisfying.” With new owner Shahid Khan in attendance a good display and positive result would have been the order of the day for the Cottagers and, with a record-equalling Premier League away win, Jol’s side got the required result. “He [Khan] was very pleased,” the Dutchman said after the game. “He said we showed a lot of resilience and mentality. He was very pleased. “Last time when I saw him he was very pleased as well and before that he was in Costa Rica, so he looks a happy man. He is always satisfied.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Countryside will be reconstructing the main showroom this week, everything is open!

first_imgThe East Showroom at Countryside Motors is open during construction.Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Now that the weather is getting better, construction at Countryside Motors is resuming. But most importantly, all departments are open for business. The customer entrance and driveway for the Service and Parts Department are in the same place. Just follow the blue signs.The service and parts departments will remain open during construction. Just follow the blue signs.On Monday, Feb. 17, Countryside Motors will begin the reconstruction of the main showroom. But the showroom on the east building will be open for Chevrolet, Buick, Polaris and Hustler.Mower season is about to begin. The weather is getting perfect for Polaris riding.Countryside Motors has the best selection of new and pre-owned cars and trucks ever.Don’t let the construction scare you. The rebates, discounts and prices are great.Stop in and check out the great values during construction.last_img read more

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Tusker part ways with head coach Nsimbe

first_img0Shares0000Tusker FC head coach George ‘Best’ Nsimbe. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 1- Failure to defend at least one of their twin titles from 2016 has caused George ‘best’ Nsimbe his job at Tusker FC with the 11-time Kenyan premier League champions reaching the decision to part ways with him after one season.Tusker FC chairman Dan Aduda has confirmed that they are in the market to look for a new head coach with the rest of the technical bench remaining intact. “We had a meeting after the final game of the season and we informed him that he will be free to venture into another challenge. To be honest it was the only sensible decision to make because the results were not good,” Aduda said.Tusker finished sixth with 50 points, a massive 24 behind champions Gor Mahia.Nsimbe’s goose seemed to have been cooked from early on when he was suspended following comments he made on having overage players in his squad, a reason he said made their performance inconsistent.“We had targets as a club and he also came in with his own targets. Both were not met. This decision is purely because of performance,” Aduda further alluded. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe comments did not go down well with a core of the players and he was asked by the management to step aside. He wasn’t in charge for the final seven games of the season, a clear sign that his days at the Ruaraka based club were numbered.“We had targets as a club and he also came in with his own targets. Both were not met. This decision is purely because of performance,” Aduda further alluded.He has also confirmed the club has already received several applications for the vacant post, with current assistant coach Francis Baraza who joined the club in January from Chemelil Sugar also said to be in line for the job.“We just want a good coach. It doesn’t matter whether local or foreign but we will get the best. We need to get the club back on top,” the chairman added.Nsimbe’s reign at the club didn’t have the best of starts. His tenure started with the club performing dismally in the CAF Champions League, losing to lowly Mauritian side AS Port Louis in the preliminary round.With Tusker dumped out of continental football, he hoped to bounce back in the league but his start was equally disastrous, losing the first two ties against newly promoted Nzoia Sugar and Thika United.Others are Clifford Alwanga, 2014 KPL player of the year Anthony Ndolo, George Mandela, Noah Wafula, Martin Kiiza, Danson Kago and Luis Tera Misiko have also been shown the door. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAMeanwhile, the club has already begun its rebuilding process with a whooping nine players released over performance based reasons. Moses Ndawula and Victor Ndinya, both signed in the beginning of the season lead the list.Others are Clifford Alwanga, 2014 KPL player of the year Anthony Ndolo, George Mandela, Noah Wafula, Martin Kiiza, Danson Kago and Luis Tera Misiko have also been shown the door.Aduda has also revealed they will be downscaling the squad to 23 in a bid to cut costs and also keep the team at a manageable size.“This season we had a squad of 30 players because we had anticipated to go far in the Champions League and we needed a robust squad. But now since we will only be playing in local competitions and also the need to reduce the wage bill,” Aduda affirmed.Immediate former Ulinzi Stars striker Stephen Waruru is said to be among the first names to land in Ruaraka but Aduda has neither confirmed nor denied the rumors, stating he will have a full brief next week when he meets the technical bench and club CEO Charles Obiny.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE LADIES REACH JUNIOR B FINAL AFTER VICTORY OVER KILLYBEGS

first_imgNaomh Muire GAA NotesCongratulations to the Naomh Muire girls who have made it through to the Junior B final when they defeated Na Cealla Beaga in Glenties on Saturday.The final takes place on Saturday 11th October @11.30am in Páirc Naomh Colmcille, Newtonwcunningham where they will play Urris. Ádh mór oraibh a ghirseachaí. The seniors and reserves will be at home next Sunday for the third senior championship group game against Malin in the Banks.Beidh Scór na nÓg áithiúl Naomh Muire ann ar 24ú don Mhí seo in Fo Chumann Naomh Muire ag 7.00i.n.Tuilleadh eolais ó Naomh Muire, Séamus Mac Ruairí Anagaire nó Bríd Anna Ní Bhaoill, Rann na Feirste.Is iad 2-8-18-21 na huimhreacha a tháinig amach i lotto na seachtaine seo. Níor bhain duine ar bith an pota óir. Bhí triúr le 3 uimhir: Pádraig Ferry,Cúl a Chnoic, Séamus Gallagher, Rann na Feirste agus Conor Walsh,Loch an Iúir. Beidh €2180 sa phota an tseachtain seo chugainn. 100 Club – Meán Fómhair€500;John McGarvey, Loch na nDeorán.€200;Cathal Gallagher,An Charraig Fhionn.€100 an duine: Katie/Lauren Rodgers,Cál Chéim.John The Hall,Anagaire. Jackie Hughes, Mullachdubh. €50 each;John Rua,Croithlí. Lorraine Boyle, Béal na Cruite. Tony Delap, An Bhráid, Dónal Sharkey,Cál Chéim. Jimmy Rodgers, Baile Chiarraí. Liam Duffy, Anagaire. Caolin O’Donnell,Rann na Feirste. Nancy Sharkey, Dún Lúiche.GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE LADIES REACH JUNIOR B FINAL AFTER VICTORY OVER KILLYBEGS was last modified: October 7th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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)Tags:GAANAOMH MUIRENoticesSportlast_img read more

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