Peruvian Bill to Extend Military Presence in War on Drugs

first_img The bill will be discussed in the following days at a congressional plenary session. Recently, the Peruvian government has strengthened the Military and police presence in the VRAEM area, where drug trafficking operates along with remnants of Shining Path guerillas, according to official sources. One of the amendments would authorize the involvement of military forces in emergency areas, such as the Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro River Valley (VRAEM), so that they can intercept people and land vehicles that roam the coca crop areas. By Dialogo October 12, 2012 The Peruvian Congress Defense Commission passed a bill that extends the capacity of the Armed Forces to counter drug trafficking in Peru, informed the official news agency Andina, on September 10. center_img This approved bill aims to modify legislation to allow military intervention in the fight against drug trafficking, a crime that is addressed mostly by police forces. On September 10, the Peruvian Ministry of Defense ordered an increase in the security of the area because of an attack perpetrated by the Shining Path during the weekend. On September 6, members of the Peruvian insurgent group set fire to three helicopters that provided services to the country’s national gas transportation company Transportadora de Gas del Perú, which performs work in the gas fields of Camisea, located within Cusco department.last_img read more

The European Commission is proposing a coordinated lifting of travel restrictions between Member States that have a similar epidemiological situation

first_imgThe Commission also establishes a common framework that provides criteria for the safe and gradual renewal of tourism activities and the development of health protocols for hotels and other forms of accommodation to protect the health of guests and employees. They should also provide passengers with sufficient flexibility, should allow passengers to travel on the same route under the same conditions of service or should passengers book a package travel contract with the same type of service or of the same quality. They should also be transferable to another passenger, the EC recommends. “These guidelines will allow people to safely stay in hotels, camps, bed and breakfasts or other leisure facilities, eat and drink in restaurants, bars and cafes, and go to beaches and other outdoor leisure areas.”Is stated in the statement of the EC. Read more about the guidelines in the attachment. / / / ATTACHMENT: COVID-19: EU Guidance for the progressive resuming of tourism services and for health protocols in hospitality establishments As for the opening of borders and bilateral negotiations between the states, the EC points out that the principle of non-discrimination is especially important, but that they approve bilateral negotiations in principle. The European Commission has recommended the gradual and coordinated lifting of travel restrictions between Member States or regions within them that have a similar epidemiological situation in order to save as much as possible from this year’s tourist season.  Tourism and transport: Commission’s guidance on how to safely resume travel and reboot Europe’s tourism in 2020 and beyond Also, the EC addressed the eye vouchers. According to EU rules, passengers have the right to choose between a voucher or a cash refund for canceled transport tickets (plane, train, bus / bus and ferry) or a package trip. Voluntary vouchers should be protected from the insolvency of the issuer, with a minimum validity of 12 months, and can be returned after a maximum of one year if not used. “Free movement and cross-border travel are key to tourism. As Member States manage to reduce the circulation of the virus, the covered restrictions on free movement should be replaced by more targeted measures. If the general abolition of restrictions is not justified by the health situation, the Commission shall propose a gradual and coordinated approach starting with the abolition of restrictions between areas or Member States with sufficiently similar epidemiological situations. The approach must also be flexible, including the possibility of reintroducing certain measures if the epidemiological situation so requires”Point out from the EC. “The principle of non-discrimination is particularly important: when a Member State decides to allow travel to its territory or to certain regions and territories in its territory, it should do so in a non-discriminatory way – allowing travel from all EU regions, regions or countries with similar epidemiological conditions. In the same way, all restrictions must be lifted without discrimination, to all EU citizens and all residents of that Member State, regardless of their nationality, and should apply to all parts of the Union in a similar epidemiological situation.”Point out from the EC. Read the whole document in the attachment.last_img read more

The key reason Thomas Partey wanted to leave Atletico and join Arsenal

first_imgThe key reason Thomas Partey wanted to leave Atletico and join Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 6 Oct 2020 3:37 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link147Shares Partey has joined Arsenal (Picture: DeFodi Images via Getty)Thomas Partey was reportedly keen to join Arsenal in order to express himself more than he was allowed to at Atletico Madrid.Partey signed for the Gunners on deadline day after Arsenal triggered his £45million release clause.He put pen to paper on a four-year deal believed to be worth £250,000-a-week as Mikel Arteta strengthened his midfield. Arsenal were believed to be tracking the Ghana international for six months before they finally lured him to the Emirates. ADVERTISEMENTPartey believes he will be given more freedom under Arteta than he was under Diego Simeone, according to the Guardian. Partey was viewed as a holding player in a regimented system by Simeone and he felt he could add more. Arteta has landed Partey (Picture: Getty)While Arteta will also use him at the base of the midfield, he expects that he will be given more of an opportunity to showcase his range of passing and driving runs from deep.AdvertisementAdvertisementPartey sent an emotional farewell message to his former club after completing his move to Arsenal.‘Dear Atletico fans, today I only have words of gratitude for you,’ Partey posted on Instagram on Tuesday morning.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘For several years now, Atletico Madrid has been my home and this family will always be a part of me.‘I want to thank the club for the trust placed in me from day one, but above all, I want to thank you, this wonderful fanbase that accepted me from the first moment and one that never stops believing in both the good and the bad times.‘Atletico Madrid is not just a club, it is a family. Thank you.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

National pastime: NFL on Turkey Day

first_imgThanksgiving is only a few days away, and soon UW students everywhere will be returning home to their families to participate in the United States’ oldest tradition. The first official U.S. tradition associates the holiday with a meal held in 1621 by the Wampanoag Indians and the Pilgrims who settled in Plymouth, Mass. This tradition continues in modern times with a turkey dinner, the key element of the celebration.While many details of the American Thanksgiving story are myths that developed in the early 1900s as part of the effort to restore the national identity following the Civil War, no one disputes the date that the first NFL Thanksgiving Day game was played.In 1876, the Intercollegiate Football Association held its championship on Thanksgiving Day, and by 1893 football had officially become a holiday tradition. The New York Herald went so far as to declare it the official holiday for watching football.The NFL played its first Thanksgiving Day game in 1920, when the Akron Pros defeated the Canton Bulldogs 7-0. Featured in the game were Fritz Pollard, the NFL’s first African-American quarterback and Native American star Jim Thorpe.But it was not until the Green Bay Packers took on the Detroit Lions in 1950 that the NFL Thanksgiving Day game really became a national pastime. The two teams would continue to play each other every year until 1963.Since that famous day in 1920, Thanksgiving has emerged as a national football holiday with a side of turkey and stuffing. Thanksgiving is so intertwined with sports that people get worked up to watch the Cowboys and the Lions (yes, the Lions) each year.So why does it work so well? How has a holiday so far removed from the world of sports been defined by the NFL for the last 86 years?TraditionThanksgiving is a tradition that no one can really seem to explain. There are many conflicting reports of when the first Thanksgiving celebration took place, and how the holiday has emerged a pumpkin-pie eating, beer-drinking family reunion will never be explained.Similarly, try and find out why the Cowboys and Lions play on Thanksgiving each year. Beginning in 1966, Dallas has missed playing on Turkey Day only in 1975 and 1977, while a Detroit team has played in the game every year with the exception of a six-season gap from 1939 to 1944.Despite the Cowboys’ and Lions’ standing as disappointing teams in recent years, they continue to play a different opponent every season on Turkey Day. The reason is tradition. I think most football fans would prefer to watch the best teams each year — the Colts and Bears would certainly be appealing this year — but when the fourth Thursday of November rolls around, you’re going to eat turkey even if you have a shot at the finest piece of steak.StuffingWhen a holiday is predicated on stuffing your face until you physically can’t move, it’s no surprise that football somehow became associated with it. No one can just sit in a Barcalounger and watch a game without some tortilla chips or brats to keep themselves busy, and as long as people are watching sports, there will always be a market for kegs and 30-packs.You probably won’t find turkey being grilled at your average tailgate, but when Thanksgiving rolls around it seems like everyone is doing a Fred Flintstone imitation with a drum stick in one hand and a remote control in the other. No NFL game is complete without some form of fatty meat or alcoholic beverage, and the same goes for Thanksgiving.Family ReunionFor some, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to reunite with extended family members who you have been dying to see since last November. For most, however, Thanksgiving is the time of year where you’re forced to tell your family everything that is going on in your life, while you wonder if it’s too early to leave the table and check the score in the game.And that is precisely why NFL games need to be played on Thanksgiving Day. No matter how many times your grandmother tells you your hair is too long or that you don’t call her enough, you can take solace in the fact that soon enough you will be able to watch some football.Who’s playing in the game doesn’t really matter, and neither does the score. All that matters is that for a few hours you can watch football with your wacky uncle instead of being grilled by that annoying aunt.We all love our families, but that doesn’t mean we want to spend an entire day with them.TurduckenJohn Madden has accomplished a lot in his illustrious football career. As coach for the Oakland Raiders, Madden won seven AFC West Titles, as well as Super Bowl XI. As an announcer Madden has won 14 Sports Emmy Awards — but perhaps his greatest contribution to the NFL is turducken.For those of you who are unfamiliar with the unusual poultry dish, turducken is a de-boned turkey stuffed with a de-boned duck, which is stuffed with a small de-boned chicken. The cavity of the chicken and the rest of the gaps are filled with breadcrumb mixtures or sausage meat.If that isn’t a meal made for 300-pound linemen, then I don’t know what is.So how has exactly has Madden helped to integrate football and Thanksgiving, you ask? Well, while working the annual Thanksgiving Day games for CBS and later FOX, Madden would award a turducken to players of the winning team, knowing they were unable to attend their families’ feasts.Unfortunately, Madden has moved on to the Sunday night broadcast, leaving the turducken tradition out of football for the last few seasons. Nevertheless, Madden’s turducken remains a long-standing Thanksgiving tradition that will forever be linked to the National Football League.Today, the NFL is the largest and most popular professional sports league in the United States. Super Bowl Sunday has become a national holiday all by itself, with fans holding all-day tailgates as the entire country anxiously awaits the big game.Then there is Thanksgiving — a national holiday where we are supposed to give thanks for everything great in our lives. Health and happiness are always on my list, but Thanksgiving Day football is always on the top.Andrew is a junior majoring in journalism. 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first_imgFianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has called on the Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte to guarantee that the National Broadband Plan, to be published next month, will address the serious deficiencies in broadband access in many areas of Co Donegal.Deputy McConalogue has raised serious concerns about recent comments from the Next Generation Broadband Taskforce that “spatial distribution patterns in Ireland make the delivery on a commercial basis of high speed broadband to more isolated rural areas cost prohibitive for industry.”The Donegal North East TD commented, “Minister Rabbitte announced his broadband plan amid great fanfare last year and claimed that nearly every household and business in Ireland already has access to competitively priced broadband.  But we can see in Donegal that is certainly not the case. “The Broadband services in many areas of this county are poor at best.  The Programme for Government committed to bring fibre-power broadband to 90% of homes and businesses in Ireland. The progress of that plan, if any, certainly can’t be seen in Donegal.“The consequences of poor broadband services are significant for this region. The Taoiseach himself has said that the internet industry is the key to Ireland’s economic recovery. How can we expect to retain and create jobs in Donegal if the basic service is not being provided?“The Next Generation report has asked for contributions from the public. I would urge the people of Donegal to make their voices heard and contact [email protected] to demand improvements to broadband in their area.“Donegal has been left behind when it comes to high-speed broadband and we need to be brought up to speed with the rest of the country. In the interests of economic recovery and job creation, Minister Rabbitte must ensure his plan is fair to every region in f the country. No business or household can be left behind.  I am calling on Minister Rabbitte to deliver on his promise and guarantee full broadband access in Donegal.”  ‘DONEGAL MUST NOT BE LEFT OUT AGAIN OVER BROADBAND’ – TD was last modified: May 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:’DONEGAL MUST NOT BE LEFT OUT AGAIN OVER BROADBAND’ – TDlast_img read more

Crop progress continues to lag behind

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest More precipitation than usual fell across the entire State last week and again hampered planting progress, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio FieldThere were 2.1 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending June 2. Temperatures were warmer than normal for the State but rain kept operators out of fields. Corn and soybean planting progress was slowed by wet soils again last week. Wheat and oats headed progress both lagged behind their 5-year averages. Hay and pastures were in good condition but forages could not be cut in many fields due to wet soils. Operators lucky enough to have dry fields were applying manure and spraying when possible.    Nationally as of June 2, 67% of the corn was planted in the top 18 production states compared to the five-year average of 96%. Soybeans were 39% planted in the U.S. compared to the average of 79%.Read the full report here.last_img read more

Ohio Agriculture Comments on H2Ohio🎙

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Governor Mike DeWine yesterday announced the details of his H2Ohio plan. Dusty Sonnenberg was there and visited with several Ohio Agriculture leaders. More on H2Ohio can be found here.Adam Sharp, Ohio Farm Bureau Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Chris Henney, Ohio Agribusines Association Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Tadd Nicholson, Ohio Corn & Wheat Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Bob Short, Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Districts Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Saibaba facing ‘unjust punishment’: TSSU committee

first_imgThe Solidarity & Social Justice Committee of the Teaching Support Staff Union has issued a statement of solidarity with human rights activist Dr. G.N. Saibaba who is 90% physically handicapped and is at the Nagpur central prison’s, anda cell (solitary confinement) since March 2017.In a statement released here on Saturday, the committee said, “he was first arrested on May 9, 2014 on charges of having so-called Maoist links and was briefly freed before being recaptured and given a life sentence. Wheel-chair bound Dr. Saibaba has a severe disability and is not receiving proper treatment or care in prison.”Further, it said, “recently, a panel of experts with the UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights wrote to the Indian government urging authorities to immediately release Saibaba, citing his ‘seriously deteriorating’ health condition: ‘Dr. Saibaba’s health problems require immediate and sustained medical attention and are reaching a point of being life-threatening’.”The committee pointed out that “Dr. Saibaba is facing unjust punishment for being a tireless defender of the rights of ‘untouchables’ and indigenous peoples in India, specifically those in the mineral-rich areas of the country’s central region. Those close to him believe his harsh punishment is being used as a warning to social justice activists to suppress any dissent against the Indian state. He has worked with activists and movements to resist national and multinational corporations who extract resources from the region at the cost of the environment and displacement of indigenous communities.”The committee appealed to the Indian judicial system to guarantee that Dr. Saibaba, and all human rights defenders in the country, “are able to conduct their legitimate work without fear of threats or exposure to any act of intimidation or reprisals.”It also called on the Canadian government to urgently intervene in his aid on humanitarian and compassionate grounds; in 2017 roughly 1,000 Canadians signed a petition in favour of his freedom.last_img read more

Williams wins at US Open to stay in No. 1 hunt; Konta out

first_imgVenus Williams, of the United States, serves to Viktoria Kuzmova, of Slovakia, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK — Venus Williams stayed in the crowded hunt for the No. 1 ranking — even though she had no idea that she has a shot at that spot.Johanna Konta, a Wimbledon semifinalist just last month, dropped out of that chase with a first-round exit as the U.S. Open got started Monday.ADVERTISEMENT The No. 9-seeded Williams overcame a mid-match lapse to pick up a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 victory in Arthur Ashe Stadium against Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia, a 19-year-old qualifier who is ranked 135th.It was the first tour-level, main-draw match of Kuzmova’s career, and the 967th for Williams, who won the title at Flushing Meadows in 2000 and 2001, in addition to her five Wimbledon championships. Williams is in her 19th U.S. Open; she reached the final in her 1997 debut, about eight months before Kuzmova was born.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 shutout“I had no idea what she looked like, who she was, anything. But she played amazing. She played well, served well, competed well. Definitely a match I had to earn,” said Williams, who at 37 is the oldest woman in the field. “I definitely wasn’t expecting or planning on dropping sets today. But things happen. That’s why we play the match, because you have to win the match. So it’s just all about regrouping. It’s the first round. You figure out what’s going on.”She was up a set, plus a break in the second at 2-0, when she faltered. Kuzmova broke for 2-1, then pulled at even at 3-all before taking three games in a row to force a third set. But Williams righted herself there, breaking for a 2-0 lead, then digging out of a love-40 hole with five consecutive points for 3-0 and was on her way. 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On the women’s side, there as No. 21 Ana Konjuh, No. 24 Kiki Bertens and No. 32 Lauren Davis. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony01:37Protesters 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 UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Williams entered the U.S. Open as one of eight women with a chance to rise atop the WTA rankings by tournament’s end.Not that it was foremost on her mind. Indeed, she said she was unaware of that possibility.“I just want to win, and if you get the win, you get the ranking,” said Williams, who was already at No. 1 in 2002.Before the American’s match was over, that number of ranking contenders was reduced to seven, because the No. 7-seeded Konta was bounced by 78th-ranked Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.“I don’t take anything for granted,” said Konta, who was a semifinalist at Wimbledon just last month. “I think it would be quite obnoxious of me to come in here expecting I have a right to be in second week.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

Match moments in England vs Ireland World Cup tie

first_imgIreland started the match with a ‘minnows’ tag but by the end of it, they had not only shed it but were sitting pretty with a victory over England in their World Cup Group B match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Wednesday.And the chief architect for the victory was Kevin O’Brien, who scored the fasted century of the World Cup even as Ireland chased down a victory target of 328. And there’s something that other batsmen need to learn from him — it’s how to effectively use the batting Powerplay. For Ireland took the Powerplay in the 31st over and that’s when he decided to go after the opposition bowlers.England, who were using this tie as practice match, ahead of their tough game against the South Africa on Sunday, will have to do some brain storming now.And India, who take on Ireland on the same day even the afternoon will have to be cautious in their approach.England captain won the toss and decided to bat giving an opportunity to his batsmen to clean up their rough edges.And they went about their business as usual and posted a 300-plus score on board. In fact they could have posed a even higher score hadn’t John Mooney come up with impressive bowling to finish with a four-wicket haul.First he scalped Ian Bell on 81, breaking his 167-run third wicket partnership with Jonathan Trott and then accounted to Trott, when he was just eight runs shy of a century. England score when Trott departed was 288/4 in the 45th over.advertisementIn the next five overs that followed, England put 39 runs on board and lost four wickets to finish with 327/8. Had Mooney struck a littler earlier, he could have made an impact in the game.In the end those 167 runs paved the way for the England’s fine  327 on board.But, who would have thought in their wildest dream that Ireland would eventually chase down the total and emerge triumphant.That’s what happened when Kevin O’Brien scored the fastest century of the World Cup scoring a 100 off half the number of balls.But, in many ways opposition skipper Andrew Strauss had a lot to do with England’s loss. For if he hadn’t dropped Kevin in the 90’s things would have been a little different.Man-of-the-MatchWithout doubt it has to be Kevin O’Brien for he took the game away the game from England.Unfortunately Jonathan Trott, who scored a fine 92 missed out on that one.last_img read more