Colombian National Army Provides Special Forces Training to Police

first_imgThe initial training ground was the small base of Barrancón, which is in a humid and remote area in the rainforest next to the Guaviare River in Guaviare. The setting was ideal for the rough aquatic and land exercises that aimed to emulate the conditions where Soldiers needed to survive for days or weeks while attacking guerrilla groups. The special forces would not only be parachutists and survivalists, but also expert snipers and communications specialists, according to retired Gen. Bedoya. “This is the first group that receives this kind of special forces training,” Col. Palomino said. “This is a group of drug eradicators. This activity will play a key part in eliminating the drug [plantations] in the country.” The Colombian National Army’s National Training Center (CENAE) is providing a month-long special forces training program for 31 police officers at the Tolemaida Military Base in the department of Tolima. The training, which is directed by Colonel Henry Palomino Cano, the head of the National Army’s Special Forces School, focuses on drug control, combat, and survival tactics in rural areas. Since January 19th, the police officers, who mostly come from rural areas across Colombia, are enduring grueling exercises from 4:30 a.m. to midnight, six days a week. They begin the day with physical workouts and Military exercises on land before dawn, and continue with shooting range practice, special tactics training, and, at night, a set of physical and Military drills in aquatic environments. The Army instructors provide insight on reconnaissance, stealth, direct actions, air assaults, explosives, first aid, cartography, survival, and overall Military orientation for rural combat. The four-week course is an abridged version of the original six-month to one-year special forces training. The Armed Forces conducts these demanding instructional programs in Tolemaida and in the jungle areas of the southern department of Guaviare to prepare Soldiers for the harshness of guerrilla warfare in Colombia’s jungles, mountains, and deserts, according to Col. Palomino. “It is a training for special forces units that consists in preparing men to carry out operations against strategic, high-value targets,” he explained. Special forces achievementscenter_img Special forces are playing an important role in the Army’s battle against illegal paramilitary and guerrilla organizations. In recent years, special forces have killed key leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), including Alfonso Cano during Operation Odysseus in November 2011. Special forces also killed FARC leader Víctor Julio Suárez Rojas, who was known as “Mono Jojoy,” in September 2010. The special forces were created precisely to carry out missions against guerrilla and paramilitary organizations, according to the CENAE. The special forces school began operating on August 26, 1996, following orders from retired General Harold Bedoya Pizarro, who commanded the National Army at the time. By Dialogo February 18, 2016 More than 5,000 Soldiers went through CENAE’s training in 2015, including Troops from at least 32 other nations, and a similar number is expected to graduate from the course this year. The Special Forces School is expected to train more police officers this year. I would like to know how the squads, companies, battalions, ranks, and courses are made up and how long each one runs and the kind of courses the Colombian army has the best in the world and also incorporating regular professional soldiers and high school soldiers thank youlast_img read more

Honduran Military Police Trains in Human Rights

first_imgBy Kay Valle/Diálogo July 11, 2018 The Honduran Armed Forces are training members of the Honduran Public Order Military Police (PMOP, in Spanish) in human rights. The course in human rights and proper use of force keeps the military police up to date in principal doctrinal principles and moral norms that constitute human beings’ inherent legal rights. The training started in mid-February 2018 and is scheduled to end in November, when all of the PMOP force’s 4,300 elements complete the course. As of June, more than 1,500 military police officers took part in the training. “The purpose of this training is to provide the necessary tools and knowledge for PMOP to perform adequately,” Honduran Navy Captain José Domingo Meza, director of Public Relations of the Armed Forces, told Diálogo. “Moral and ethical values such as respect, tolerance, solidarity, honesty, justice, freedom, [and] kindness, are reinforced.” Expert instructors The courses, conducted through the Human Rights Office of the Honduran Armed Forces Joint Chiefs of Staff, with the support of the Honduran Ministry of Human Rights, are taught in the Public Order Military Police Academy in Tegucigalpa. According to Lieutenant Mario Rivera, spokesman for PMOP, 12 instructors from the Armed Forces and 18 from civil institutions lead the classes. “Certified instructors from the Honduran Armed Forces’ Human Rights Office and the International Committee of the Red Cross teach the refresher human rights and use of force course,” Lt. Rivera told Diálogo. “They are selected for their extensive experience in this matter.” Capt. Meza added that classes also count on instructors from the National Committee on the Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment, an organization the Honduran government created in 2008. “The interagency support is important because this knowledge cannot be addressed exclusively from a military-agency perspective, but rather according to state policies based on laws, agreements, and international treaties,” the officer said. Subjects of crucial importance Each week since February, about 100 military police officers take the 40-hour course. The course includes an introduction to human rights and instruction on the use of force and firearms. In addition, members study the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, national and international human rights legislation, and international accords on civil, economic, social, and cultural rights. Students are also familiarized with the Honduran Criminal Code, Honduran Constitution, and specific laws for members of the Armed Forces and PMOP. “All topics are utterly important,” Lt. Rivera said. “However, I believe that the use of force draws the most interest, since our personnel always participate in security missions such as searches, checkpoints, raids, and the execution of arrest warrants, among other things. In each of these operations, military police officers should know how to operate without violating people’s human rights.” High degree of responsibility In August, members of the PMOP headquarters in Tegucigalpa, who carry out missions in Honduras’s central and southeastern region, will finish the course. Officers assigned to the Chamalecón headquarters, department of Cortés, whose duties focus in northern and western areas, will begin the course in September. The goal is to train all current and future PMOP members before 2018 ends. “We are simultaneously training candidates for the Military Police,” Lt. Rivera said. “They are currently taking the basic course to become military police officers, and are also taking [the human rights course].” For PMOP First Sergeant Jonathan Francisco Girón Inestroza, who took the course at the end of June, the knowledge acquired was very positive. “It’s very important to know how to act during a procedure with a citizen,” he told Diálogo. The military police officer also said he is considering sharing the information with family and friends. “It was excellent training,” 1st Sgt. Girón said. “Instructors always helped clear doubts and shared classmates’ experiences [as examples in class].” At the end of the course, students take an exam to demonstrate good assimilation of the knowledge imparted. They also receive a booklet with information on rules of the use of force and firearms, including human rights concepts and foundations. “It is very important that our military police officers receive this training, because we will be able to serve the Honduran people better with them,” Lt. Rivera said. “PMOP are expected to act in compliance with the law while they serve the community and protect all people against illegal acts with the high degree of responsibility their profession demand,” Capt. Meza concluded.last_img read more

Court reprimands Maloney

first_imgA 10th Circuit judge has been publicly reprimanded by the Florida Supreme Court for improperly ordering police to release a friend to his father’s custody after the friend had been arrested for drunken driving.The court in its December 1 ruling said Judge Dennis Maloney violated Canons 1, 2A, and 2B of the Code of Judicial Conduct.The action stemmed from a January 2003 incident where Lakeland police arrested a man for drunk driving. Maloney’s son was in the car but was not charged with any violation. Maloney had been friends with the man and his father for 15 years.After picking up his son following the arrest, the judge contacted the Lakeland police and ordered them to release the driver to his father’s custody. After objecting to that request, the police complied and released the driver, although state law prohibits immediately releasing those charged with drunken driving.The Judicial Qualifications Commission investigated the incident and Maloney waived a hearing and stipulated to the commission’s charges.“The actions occurred at a time when Judge Maloney should have been circumspect to avoid any impropriety or the appearance of impropriety or any conduct which might erode public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary,” the court said. “Further, the JQC found that Judge Maloney’s actions impaired the confidence of the citizens of this state in the integrity of the judicial system and in him as a judge, constituted conduct unbecoming a member of the judiciary, and warranted discipline.”In recommending the public reprimand, the court said that was consistent with earlier cases and also reflected Judge Maloney’s unblemished 27-year record on the bench, his reputation as a fair, impartial, and competent judge, and his candor toward the JQC. Maloney testified under oath he was unaware of the state law prohibiting the release.Maloney was ordered to appear before the court to receive the reprimand at a later date. January 1, 2005 Regular News Court reprimands Maloneycenter_img Court reprimands Maloneylast_img read more

5 new marketing competencies for mortgage and consumer lending

first_imgWhen marketing mortgages and consumer loans, is it business as usual and the same-old-same-old for your community bank or credit union? Sure, certain marketing strategies will remain timeless — addressing customers by name when they interact with branch staff comes to mind. But successfully building loan portfolios in these changing times requires financial institutions to adopt some new approaches and develop new competencies.That’s the key message Ron Shevlin, director of research with Cornerstone Advisors, shares in Deluxe’s webinar “New Marketing Competencies for Mortgage and Consumer Lending.” You can watch the webinar for free online, but for the time-pressed among you, here’s a recap of Shevlin’s insights, and the five new competencies he says financial institutions must develop in order to build their consumer loan business:1. JOURNEY MAPPINGEvery loan purchase is a journey for the borrower. It’s critical to map that journey and understand when the moments of opportunity occur for your financial institution to open a dialogue about products. For example, in both auto lending and the mortgage business, the moments of opportunity occur much earlier in the process than they used to.Activity-based marketing approaches allow financial institutions to capture borrowers’ attention in those earliest stages. These strategies allow you to capture new types of data in new ways, all so you can better know your customers, understand what they’re looking for and deliver timely and relevant offers. continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The Croatian Chamber of Commerce calls for an urgent implementation of the tender to help winemakers

first_imgVice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for Agriculture and Tourism Dragan Kovacevic The Croatian Chamber of Commerce appeals to the Ministry of Agriculture and the body for the implementation of these measures, the Agency for Payments in Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, to start implementing these measures so that support to winemakers can be realized as soon as possible. “Now it’s all up to the relevant ministry. We expect an urgent announcement of the tender for the implementation of measures so that due to the deadlines they would not jeopardize the realization of the secured funds, especially for the measure of crisis storage. Members of the Wine Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce demand a quick reaction from the Ministry of Agriculture and the Agency and a simple tender procedure, without unnecessary administration. If the tender is not implemented urgently, the funds foreseen could remain unused. It is about HRK 38,3 million in aid for distillation and HRK 5,01 million in aid for wine storage ”, warns Kovacevic. “We believe that this support will partially stabilize the unfavorable situation on the wine market caused by the coronavirus pandemic and help winemakers and winegrowers to secure financing for the ongoing production of wine and grapes and the purchase of grapes from this year’s harvest.”, pointed out the Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for Agriculture and Tourism Dragan Kovačević. The Croatian Chamber of Commerce welcomes the Government’s decision to introduce support measures to stabilize the wine market and calls for its implementation as soon as possible. Namely, the crisis caused by the coronavirus also affected the wine-growing sector, so the Croatian Chamber of Commerce proposed to the relevant Ministry of Agriculture changes to the National Program for Assistance to the Wine Sector, the so-called wine envelopes.last_img read more

Soursop Fruit 100 Fold Stronger At Killing Cancer Than Chemotherapy

first_imgThe fruit’s extracts from Annona muricata tree selectively inhibit the growth of human breast cancer cells.The Soursop is a flowering, evergreen tree native to tropical regions of the world. It also contains a long, prickly green fruit which happens to kill cancer up to 10,000 times more effectively than strong chemotherapy drugs, all without the nasty side effects and withour harming healthy cells.According to Cancer Research UK, Annona muricata is an active principle in an herbal remedy marketed under the brand name Triamazon. The licensing for this product in the UK is not accepted due to its enormous healing effects on the body and potential loss of profits for competing pharmaceutical cancer drugs.This tree is low and is called graviola in Brazil, guanabana in Spanish and has the uninspiring name “soursop” in English. The fruit is very large and the subacid sweet white pulp is eaten out of hand or, more commonly, used to make fruit drinks and sherbets. Besides being a cancer remedy, graviola is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent for both bacterial and fungal infections, is effective against internal parasites and worms, lowers high blood pressure and is used for depression, stress and nervous disorders. Deep within the Amazon Rainforest, this tree grows wild and could literally revolutionize what you, your doctor, and the rest of the world thinks about cancer treatment and chances of survival. Research shows that with extracts from this miraculous tree it now may be possible to: * Attack cancer safely and effectively with an all-natural therapy that does not cause extreme nausea, weight loss and hair loss * Protect your immune system and avoid deadly infections * Feel stronger and healthier throughout the course of the treatment * Boost your energy and improve your outlook on lifeThe source of this information is just as stunning: It comes from one of America’s largest drug manufacturers, the fruit of over 20 laboratory tests conducted since the 1970’s. What those tests revealed was nothing short of mind numbing…Extracts from the tree were shown to:* Effectively target and kill malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer. * The tree compounds proved to be up to 10,000 times stronger in slowing the growth of cancer cells than Adriamycin, a commonly used chemotherapeutic drug! * What’s more, unlike chemotherapy, the compound extracted from the Graviola tree selectively hunts down and kills only cancer cells. It does not harm healthy cells!The amazing anti-cancer properties of the Graviola tree have been extensively researched–so why haven’t you heard anything about it?The drug industry began a search for a cancer cure and their research centered on Graviola, a legendary healing tree from the Amazon Rainforest.It turns out the drug company invested nearly seven years trying to synthesize two of the Graviola tree’s most powerful anti-cancer ingredients. If they could isolate and produce man-made clones of what makes the Graviola so potent, they’d be able to patent it and make their money back. Alas, they hit a brick wall. The original simply could not be replicated. There was no way the company could protect its profits–or even make back the millions it poured into research.As the dream of huge profits evaporated, their testing on Graviola came to a screeching halt. Even worse, the company shelved the entire project and chose not to publish the findings of its research! Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyleLocalNews Soursop Fruit 100 Fold Stronger At Killing Cancer Than Chemotherapy by: – March 17, 2012 Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Share 49 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Penntown Storage now open

first_imgLeft to right Ali Hountz Batesville Executive Director Assistant , Alex Seevers son of owner, Kathy Seevers wife of owner, Grand-daughter Brenna Criswell holding scissors , Tim Seevers owner, Danielle Criswell daughter of owner, Anna Executive Director of the Batesville Chamber of Commerence .Penntown, In. — Penntown Storage is now open near the intersection of State Roads 46 and 101.Penntown Storage offers indoor and outdoor storage spaces. There are four different sizes of indoor units – 5’ x 10’, 10’ x 10’, 10’ x 15’, and 10’ x 20’.  Currently there are two 30’ x 180’ buildings, with more planned in the future.  Outside units are 12’ x 20’, 12’ x 30’, and 12’ x 40’.  There are approximately 50 spaces available.The site is completely fenced, with security lighting on the perimeter as well as the buildings.  A 24-hour camera system will be utilized for security as well.  Autopay will be used for customer’s convenience.  Gate hours are from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and reservations can be made by appointment.Future plans include two 30’ x 240’ buildings, as well as temperature-controlled units and an office with regular business hours.  Expanded outdoor parking is also planned.Penntown Storage is a family owned and operated business. The owners are life-long residents who are very proud of their community.  A website is available to make appointments as well as payments. Their phone number(s) is 812-212-7800 and 812-212-7812.last_img read more

Fifa World Cup FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights, Colombia vs Japan: The Samurai shocks Colombia, wins 1-2

first_img#COL #COL #COL Oscar Murillo has that matchday feeling! 😃#WorldCup // @FCFSeleccionCol— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 19, 2018 # 18′ Juan Cuadrado (Colombia) skips past his man but can’t keep the ball in play.# 16′ Juan Quintero (Colombia) strikes the ball towards goal, but it fails to reach the target after being well blocked by one of the defenders. # 15′ An accurate pass to the edge of the box is well taken by Takashi Inui (Japan), whose instinctive shot towards goal flashes inches wide of the right post.# 13′ CHANCE! Falcao (Colombia) clutches his head in despair after he blew a huge opportunity! He received the ball from the free kick, took a good first touch and unleashed a projectile from close range to the middle of the goal, but Eiji Kawashima makes a nice save.# 11′ Damir Skomina blows the whistle, Makoto Hasebe (Japan) is penalised for a foul. Colombia win a free kick and will be able to apply some pressure on the opposition goal. # It was a big win for Colombia when they met Japan in 2014It was a big win for #COL when they met #JPN in 2014… They face each other in Saransk today! More stats and facts from the #WorldCup are available here 👉— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 19, 2018Welcome to News Nation live coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2018! In the first match of the day, Colombia lock horns with Asian powerhouse Japan at Mordovia Arena in Saransk.  # Formations!Complete the caption: The team that will win #COLJPN will be ________— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 19, 2018 # 73′ GOAL! Keisuke Honda launched the corner kick and superbly found the head of Yuya Osako (Japan), whose accurate header from near the penalty spot went in off the right post. It’s 1:2.# 72′ CHANCE! Keisuke Honda (Japan) had an opportunity from long range. His low shot was directed towards the middle of the goal, but David Ospina was alert and made a comfortable save.# 69′ Jose Pekerman decides to make a substitution. Jose Izquierdo will be replaced by Carlos Bacca (Colombia).# 69′ Substitution. Keisuke Honda (Japan) has come on for Shinji Kagawa.# 68′ Another attempt to send the ball beyond the defence by Takashi Inui (Japan) is thwarted and cleared to safety.# 66′ Gaku Shibasaki (Japan) takes the corner but only sends it into a huddle of the defenders and one of them makes a good clearance.# 66′ Genki Haraguchi (Japan) attempts to find the head of one of his teammates with a promising cross into the box, but a defender outjumps the attackers and averts the threat. Japan earn a corner.# 66′ Takashi Inui (Japan) goes on a mazy run and ends with a shot from the edge of the box, but a defender makes a decent block.# 64′ This yellow card was deserved. The tackle by Wilmar Barrios (Colombia) was quite harsh and Damir Skomina didn’t hesitate to show him a yellow card.# Goal attempts: Colombia 5-8 Japan# 61′ Hiroki Sakai (Japan) unleashes a shot, but it’s well wide of the left-hand post.# 59′ CHANCE! Maya Yoshida (Japan) wastes a great chance as he climbs high around the penalty spot to connect with a cross from the resulting free kick. He produces a header which goes just wide of the left post.# 58′  Juan Quintero will be replaced by James Rodriguez (Colombia).# 58′ Damir Skomina blows his whistle and signals a foul after Oscar Fabian Murillo Murillo (Colombia) brought his opponent down. A free kick is awarded to Japan.# 57′ CHANCE! Takashi Inui (Japan) receives a low pass just outside the box and unleashes a fine strike towards the right post. David Ospina pulls off a reflexive save to block his effort. Nice goalkeeping skill, indeed.# 55′ Gaku Shibasaki (Japan) takes the corner, but the goalkeeper jumps and gathers the ball. # 4′ GOAL! Shinji Kagawa (Japan) wins the battle of wills and sends an unstoppable penalty low past David Ospina into the middle of the goal. # 4′ The referee blows his whistle after Carlos Sanchez (Colombia) does a good impression of a basketball player and handles the ball. It’s a penalty to Japan! Let’s see who’s going to take it.# 4′ The game is interrupted by the referee. He pulls out a red card and sends Carlos Sanchez (Colombia) off.# 1′ The first half has just begun. # 54′ CHANCE! Yuya Osako (Japan) darts into the penalty area to latch on to a pass, and he unleashes a low drive towards the middle of the net, but David Ospina is alert and denies him.# The possession stats are Colombia 54-46 Japan# 51′ Gaku Shibasaki (Japan) launches a powerful cross from the corner into the box, but the ball is intercepted by the defender.# 51′ A lofted cross from Yuya Osako (Japan) is unsuccessful as the opponent’s defence quickly clears the ball out of the penalty area. The ball is out of play and the linesman points at the corner flag. Corner to Japan.# 47′ Johan Mojica (Colombia) sends a long ball across the pitch, but it misses its target.# Second half begins! WHAT A FREE-KICK! 1-1! Quintero levels for 10-man Colombia! What a game! WATCH on @SBS right now! #COLJPN #WorldCup #SBSTheWorldGame— SBS – The World Game (@TheWorldGame) June 19, 2018# 39′ GOAL! Juan Quintero (Colombia) takes the free kick with a powerful low drive that goes inside the right-hand post and ends up behind the goalkeeper. A real jaw dropper!# 37′ Makoto Hasebe (Japan) gives away a foul for a clumsy challenge. Referee Damir Skomina saw the whole situation. Another situation results in a direct free kick for Colombia.# 36′ Juan Quintero (Colombia) swings in a promising cross from the free kick, but one of the defenders does a perfect job to avert the danger.# 36′ Maya Yoshida (Japan) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and left Damir Skomina no option but to blow his whistle. Colombia earn a free kick.# 34′ CHANCE! Falcao (Colombia) gets on the end of a pass and produces a promising first-time shot at goal. His effort is blocked by Eiji Kawashima with a brilliant diving save!# 33′ Shinji Kagawa (Japan) takes the corner and sends it into the penalty area, but the opposition’s defence is ready and makes a good clearance.# 33′ CHANCE! A fine lofted pass into the box, sent by Yuto Nagatomo (Japan), is intercepted by the opposition’s defence. It will be a corner kick for Japan.# 32′ Yuya Osako (Japan) finds space inside the box but rifles his effort miles past the right post.# 31′ A surprising substitution! Wilmar Barrios (Colombia) joins the action as a substitute, replacing Juan Cuadrado.# 26′ CHANCE! Juan Cuadrado (Colombia) gets on the end of a pass and takes a shot from the edge of the box, but it’s blocked by one of the defending players.# 25′ The resulting corner from Juan Quintero (Colombia) comes to nothing.# 25′ Johan Mojica (Colombia) delivers a promising cross into the box, but it’s cleared. Colombia have been awarded a corner kick. The referee and one of his assistants both point at the corner flag.# 24′ Gaku Shibasaki (Japan) sends a beautiful cross into the penalty area, but the opposition’s defence manages to clear the ball to safety.# 24′ Takashi Inui (Japan) takes a short free kick.# 23′ Genki Haraguchi (Japan) goes on a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as an opposition player blocks him. The linesman points to the corner flag, Japan are going to take it.# 22′ A pass by Makoto Hasebe (Japan) ends up in no man’s land, and the attacking effort comes to an end.# 20′ An attempted cross from Santiago Arias (Colombia) is cleared.# Here is Japan’s first goal! # 1 addition minute to be played!# 44′ Falcao (Colombia) looks to break free, but his touch lets him down and he loses the ball.GOAL! 10-man @FCFSeleccionCol equalise with a free-kick from @juanferquinte10! #COLJPN 1-1 # 10′ Santiago Arias (Colombia) crosses the ball into the box, but one of the defending players averts the threat.# That was the second quickest Yellow Card in World Cup history! #COL #COL #COL # 80′ Gaku Shibasaki comes off the pitch to be replaced by Hotaru Yamaguchi (Japan).# 78′ Carlos Bacca (Colombia) gets to the rebound just outside the box, but his attempt is blocked by one of the defending players.# 77′ James Rodriguez (Colombia) takes the corner kick but the ball only finds the head of an opponent.# 77′ Falcao (Colombia) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears the ball away. Colombia will take a corner kick. #MiCorazónTricolor Excited to begin, #COL fans? #COLJPN— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 19, 2018# Let us see what Abel Aguilar (Colombia) has to say!#COL’s @abelaguilart on the importance of team-mate @FALCAO, El Tigre, ahead of #COLJPN. 🐯— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 19, 2018 Another three games today 😊Matchday 6, let’s do this 💪#WorldCup— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 19, 2018# Teams have arrived!The teams have arrived in Saransk! Where are you watching #COLJPN? TV listings 👉— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 19, 2018 We begin our second round of #WorldCup group fixtures tonight, with #RUSEGY!But first…#COLJPN#POLSEN— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 19, 2018# Colombia Playing XI: Ospina; C. Sanchez, Arias, Murillo, Mojica; Izquierdo, Sanchez, Lerma; Cuadrado, Falcao, Quintero# Japan Playing XI: Kawashima – Sakai, Yoshida, Shoji, Nagatomo – Hasebe, Shibazaki – Haraguchi, Kagawa, Inui – Osako.TEAM NEWS | #COLJPNHere are the Starting XIs…#WorldCup— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 19, 2018 # Damir Skomina has ended the first half by blowing the whistle. For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: FIFA’s showpiece event continue as Colombia face Japan at Mordovia Arena in Saransk on Tuesday. Both the sides will play the first game of Group H. Colombian coach Jose Pekerman will be looking forward to the campaign as this will probably be his last World Cup after six memorable years of service for the South American side. Colombia had a World Cup to remember four years ago in Brazil, reaching the quarter finals. His record so far in the previous editions of the world cup is of 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.Whereas, Japan are not in a good form and a decision to change the head coach just two months before the World Cup is still termed as ‘controversial’. The Samurai managed to beat Paraguay 4-2 in the last friendly and will hope that it would be the timely morale-booster required for the World Cup.Highlights of Colombia vs Japan:# Thank you for joining in, you can watch the LIVE COVERAGE of POLAND vs SENEGAL here: FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Score, Poland vs Senegal # Damir Skomina is looking at his watch and blows the FULL TIME whistle!# 90+4′ A yellow card is received by Eiji Kawashima (Japan)# 90+3′ Santiago Arias (Colombia) gets on the ball and beats an opponent, but his run is stopped by the referee Damir Skomina who sees an offensive foul.# 90+3′ Davinson Sanchez (Colombia) sends a long ball in, but Eiji Kawashima comfortably gathers the ball.# 5 min. of stoppage-time to be played.# 90′ Falcao (Colombia) is adjudged to have been offside when making his run.# 86′ James Rodriguez (Colombia) has tested the patience of referee Damir Skomina and goes into the book for a previous late challenge.# 85′ Here is a change. Yuya Osako is going off and Akira Nishino gives the last tactical orders to Shinji Okazaki (Japan).# 84′ The Japan players are exchanging fine passes and are waiting for an opportunity to start an attack, but here’s a mistake and a loss of possession.last_img read more

Bender victorious, Lakers second at OHSL meet

first_imgJordan-Elbridge’s Sean Dristle earned sixth place in 17:27.6 as the Eagles Kenny Williams took 15th place in 17:59.8. Derek Quigley made his way to 19th place in 18:18.3 as Colin Jewsbury was 30th in 19:03.5, one spot ahead of Lee Jewell, who posted 19:14 flat.Westhill again featured Jacob Fricano, whose time of 17:32.8 put him seventh overall, one spot behind Dristle. Close behind Fricano, Will Thornton finished 10th in 17:47.7, while Mike Ferrara was 11th in 17:49.3. Brian Allen earned 15th place in 18:00.5 and Angelo Carr finished 20th in 18:19.5.Marcellus finished fourth among National division teams and sixth overall, led by Aidan Shea, who finished 24th in 18:46.3. Kevin Huss finished 27th among team runners in 18:59.1, with Kyle Stottlar 33rd in 19:20.2. Mason Grieb, in 19:34.8, was five spots ahead of Thomas Hoey, who posted 19:47.7.Solvay had a 10th-place overall finish as Luke Dwyer paced the Bearcats, making his way to 29th place in 19:03.1. Adam Delucia earned 37th place in 19:27.4, while Ryan Trendell was 43rd in 19:50.2.In the girls OHSL Liberty meet, Skaneateles again finished atop the National division, with 43 points to Jordan-Elbridge’s 56, while Westhill was third in the American division with 53 points and third overall behind CBA and Chittenango.Skaneateles had five of the top 14 individual finishers in their division, paced by Sarah Tallerico, who ran to seventh place overall in 21:32.1. Hope-Cross Jaya got 11th place in 22:05.2, with Elyse Osmun (22:53.9) just ahead of Sophia Aureden (22:57.9) and Lillian Yengo finishing in 23:14.8.It was the Warriors posting a pair of top-10 individual finishes, Liz Kessler getting sixth place in 21:17.8 and Katherine Evans earning ninth place in 21:42.9, though they both trailed J-E’s Vassianna Klock, who finished fourth in 20:53 flat.Westhill’s Angie Mesa-Espinosa made her way to 17th place in 22:30.1, followed by Addie Lowery in 24th place (22:53.7) and Alexis Bergett finishing 32nd in 23:41.1.Marcellus would see freshman Anella Bolster get eighth place in 21:41.7, just ahead of Evans, with Meaghan Strempel finishing 13th in 22:17.2. Aside from Klock, J-E had Coral Uhle finishing 12th in 22:11.2 and Hannah Fichter earn 18th place in 22:31.2.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Yet no individual could get close to the Lakes’ Caleb Bender. In a field of 149 runners, the Skaneateles junior tore through the Long Branch course in 16 minutes, 31.6 seconds, more than half a minute ahead of the 17:03.8 from CBA’s Michael McMahon.Also earning a top-10 finish, the Lakers’ Matt Persampieri took ninth place in 17:46.2, while Joe Norris was 17th in 18:07.8. Connor Gell gained 23rd place in 18:45.8 and Will Girzadas was 26th in 18:50.7.Ultimately, Skaneateles had five of the top 13 finishers in the OHSL Liberty National standings, to go with Seamus Fogerty getting 20th place in 19:25.6 and Josh Reed taking 23rd place in 19:40.3. In many ways, Wednesday’s Onondaga High School League Liberty division boys cross country championships offered a preview of the battle to be waged at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill on Nov. 9 when Section III Class C honors are at stake.Skaneateles and Westhill, both in the state rankings (the Lakers at no. 5, the Warriors at no. 7) challenged state no. 4-ranked Christian Brothers Academy for overall honors at Long Branch Park.Among Liberty National division teams, Skaneateles prevailed with 37 points as Jordan-Elbridge was second with 52 points. But the Lakers were third overall with 76 points to Westhill’s 63 as CBA beat them both with 45 points.center_img Tags: cross countryJ-EMarcellusskaneatelesWesthilllast_img read more

Syracuse utilizes set pieces in 3-0 win over Siena

first_imgThe Orange came up empty-handed on their first two corner kicks of the game. But in the 21st minute, the ball found Meghan Root in the box and she flicked it forward. Off a deflection, the ball landed right in front of Shannon Aviza’s foot, who struck it low and out of the goalie’s reach into the back of the net.After Aviza’s goal brought Syracuse’s (2-0) offense to life, the Orange scored three goals — a feat it accomplished just once last season — behind nine shots on goal and held Siena to just 10 shots. With the victory, Syracuse now has its first two-game win streak since Aug. 23, 2018. Its offensive dominance showed throughout, but its set piece conversions made the difference on Thursday night in a 3-0 win over Siena (0-3) at SU Soccer Stadium. “That’s why there are set pieces in a game to give teams advantages if they earn them,” forward Sydney Brackett said. “So if you can make the most of those shots and be consistent with those shots or practice them enough so you know when you get here it’s gonna be in your favor, then that’s all you can hope for.”The Orange continually pounded shots on goal, outshooting the Saints 16 to 10, starting with a Brackett shot on goal just a minute into the game. In the 47th minute, Syracuse again crammed the box when a Siena defender was called for a handball. Taylor Bennett stepped up to to attempt the penalty. She drilled the ball to the back left corner of the net, way out of the goalie’s reach.“I wanted it pretty bad,” Bennett said. “I’m pretty confident with penalty kicks.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBennett said head coach Nicky Adams preached Syracuse needed to be “ballhawks.” Part of the strategy, according to Adams, was to exploit the weaknesses of Siena’s outside backs and get that one extra pass.In the first half, and in much of the Orange’s first game, the focus of the offense was long balls passed to Brackett. Adams said her team was in “too much of a hurry” to make that play and that extra pass was still needed in order for Brackett to wiggle free. In the second half, Syracuse settled down.“We needed to get that final third pass on the floor, committed defender,” Brackett said. “I would be able to peel off and that would be more composed going into the box than just the long ball.”That mentality paid off for Brackett on another corner kick in the 61st minute. After several deflections, Brackett found herself with the ball in front of a wide open goal and converted.Under Adams, Syracuse’s offense is expected to reverse its stagnancy on offense from last season. In just two games the Orange have rattled off 33 shots and four goals, already over a third of the way to their total of 11 from last season.“They have completely bought in,” Adams said of her team. “…They are fighting tooth and nail to become the best SU team that we’ve had.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 29, 2019 at 10:58 pm Contact Eric: estorms@syr.edulast_img read more