first_img The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas resumed their talks in Havana late on December 5, after a five-day recess. The rebels have called on the Colombian society to embrace this process in order to assure “an enduring peace.” The talks, with the first round held between November 19 – 29, resumed amidst new tensions due to the one-year deadline established by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to negotiate, after a military attack that killed 20 rebels, and a controversy over the FARC’s alleged kidnapping of people. “Our work aims at embracing all Colombian voices in the peace talk process. We believe that this is the only way by which we can create a lasting peace,” the guerrillas said in declarations read by delegate Marcos Calarcá, before starting the second round of talks. The Colombian government’s delegation, headed by former vice president Humberto de la Calle, avoided the press by accessing the premises through a back door in the Convention Palace in Havana, where the negotiations are being held. FARC chief negotiator Iván Márquez, also entered the building through a back door, escorted by Ricardo Téllez and Jesús Santrich while Calarcá was reading the declaration, AFP journalists informed. Meanwhile, Calarcá said, “we have all been both participants and victims of a conflict that has already been a burden to the whole nation. Peace can never be the result of a dialogue held without participation by the Colombian people, by the high commands, by unilateral imposition.” Before departing from Bogotá to Havana on December 4, De la Calle called on the FARC to clarify their position regarding kidnappings, after a guerilla said they are keeping “prisoners of war,” even though in February they claimed to have abandoned those practices. “The FARC must respond to the victims; they must clarify the kidnapping issue,” De la Calle highlighted, after Sandra Ramírez – FARC’s founder Manuel Marulanda’s widow – told the press that her organization was holding Colombian Military and Police officers as prisoners of war. By Dialogo December 07, 2012last_img read more

first_imgOklahoma City National Memorial continue reading » At 9:22 a.m. on April 19, 1995, everything changed for Federal Employees Credit Union (FECU) in Oklahoma City.What started as a normal day for those at the credit union within the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building ended in a horrific attack that killed nearly 200 people, including 18 credit union employees and 100 members.Twenty-five years later, Allegiance Credit Union (formerly FECU) stands strong and continues to serve the Oklahoma City community. The story of Allegiance’s resiliency in the face of adversity is as important today as the nation faces a time of crisis.Looking back 25 yearsAfter the attack, Amy Downs, president/CEO, and Terri Talley, business development officer, were buried in rubble 20 feet from each other. Of the credit union’s 33 employees, they were two of 15 survivors.center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgThe Zagreb Tourist Board has announced a public call for applications for co-financing of projects, events, marketing projects, gatherings and candidacies in 2019, whereby applications for co-financing in 2019 are collected through online application form  Special attention will be paid to: quality of project elaboration, ie detailed description, possibilities and independence of implementation, really expected result, involvement of various participants in the project, international impact of the project, contribution of the project to positioning Zagreb as a modern and urban destination and preservation of cultural heritage. the sustainable nature of the project and the innovative way of thinking. Criteria that will be evaluated for approving financial support of the Zagreb Tourist Board for projects and congress activities in 2019 are: Number of arrivals and overnight stays of domestic and foreign visitors related to the project, visitors whose main motive is visit to the event / project, value of media announcements in foreign and domestic media, enrichment of the tourist offer, budget, number of visitors / users of the project, tradition of the project, acceptance and sustainability, ability of the organizers, cooperation with travel agencies and overall assessment of the project and feasibility.Photo: Zagreb Light Festival The aim of co-financing is to encourage the development of existing and create new projects that increase the number of arrivals and overnight stays in the destination, enrich the tourist offer of the destination and promote the tourist product of Zagreb. “In this way, we want to develop the tourist product of the city of Zagreb – both the one that generates arrivals and the one that creates an atmosphere during the stay in the destination. At the same time, the goal of co-financing are projects aimed at promoting the city of Zagreb and projects related to the congress industry. ” stand out from TZGZ. Applications for co-financing in 2019 are collected via the Form located at the following link: http://digitalna-prijava.tzgz.hr , and the last day by which you can apply for the project, ie upload the Form to the online system is September 14, 2018. See the attachment for more details.Side dish: TZGZ Public call for collecting applications for co-financing in 2019last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Mesut Ozil sends message to Arsenal teammates after BATE Borisov defeat Mesut Ozil has sent a message of support to his Arsenal teammates (BPI/REX)Mesut Ozil has urged his Arsenal teammates to ‘bounce back’ from their shock Europa League defeat to BATE Borisov.The Gunners slipped to a 1-0 loss in Belarus and will be without Alexandre Lacazette for the second leg after the French striker was sent off late on.Ozil missed the victory over Huddersfield Town at the weekend due to an illness but he did not travel with the squad to Belarus despite training this week.After the defeat, Ozil posted a message of support to his Arsenal teammates and urged them to make amends in the return leg at the Emirates Stadium next week.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Not the result we wanted, but we still can do it in the 2nd leg and reach the next round!’ Ozil posted on Twitter.‘Let’s bounce back at the Emirates especially for our fans.’ Metro Sport ReporterThursday 14 Feb 2019 10:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link23Shares Ozil was dropped for the game despite training this week (Getty Images)‘For me, today there was no difference to the performance. We deserved to win but didn’t get the result.‘They were very organised defensively and they found the moment in the game.‘It’s not for one player or another. We can win with every player and lose with the same players.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcenter_img Advertisement Comment Arsenal slipped to a surprise 1-0 defeat to BATE Borisov (BPI/REX)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 CityUnai Emery was also evasive when asked after the game if Arsenal miss Ozil’s creativity,’ said the Arsenal manager.‘Every player is okay to play. Today those that were here, we can win with them and we deserved that.‘Last week we won and we played with the same players.last_img read more

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 18, 2019 Press Release,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf issued the following statement on the passing of longtime Pennsylvania House aide, Karen Coates, who served as Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the House of Representatives:“Frances and I extend our deepest condolences to Karen’s family, friends and colleagues, and to Speaker Turzai during this extremely difficult time. Throughout my time as governor, Karen’s leadership and insight helped our state government bridge divides. Her professional rise to become the first female Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the House surely has inspired many, and all Pennsylvanians have benefitted from her dedication to public service. A great friend to so many in and around the Capitol, her presence will be greatly missed.”center_img Governor Wolf Statement on the Passing of Longtime House Aide Karen Coateslast_img read more

first_imgFinnish Konecranes has unveiled intentions to temporarily lay off some 2,000 employees as a result of coronavirus impact on the company’s operations.The company said it has invited Finnish works council representatives to negotiations regarding the layoffs which would cover all of Konecranes’ Finnish operations.The company said the layoffs were driven by the business disruption caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.“In starting discussions in Finland, Konecranes seeks to explore all possible temporary measures to adjust costs to the uncertain global business environment. The company cannot estimate at this stage what those measures will ultimately be, but the period of temporary layoffs would be up to 90 days at most,” the company said.Konecranes has also been active in reducing costs across the full scope of the company’s global operations.Restrictive measures imposed by governments across the world have limited Konecranes’ ability to complete the installation of new equipment and perform certain service operations. Moreover, Konecranes’ own manufacturing operations have been impacted by the significant and increasing measures to contain the pandemic.Reflecting this development, on March 26 Konecranes updated its demand outlook and withdrew its financial guidance for full-year 2020.last_img read more

first_imgThe Secretary of State stated that the impact of the proposed project on marine navigation, shipping and ports was the principal issue generating most attention and disagreement throughout the examination. Vattenfall submitted the application for the DCO in June 2018 and the Examining Authority was appointed at the end of the same year. “We continue to believe that Thanet Extension would be an important development for the local area, for UK energy security, and for the drive to reduce emissions,” Lane added. Commenting on the decision, Danielle Lane, UK Country Manager for Vattenfall, said: “Naturally we’re very disappointed by this decision and will consider how we proceed from here.”center_img Vattenfall is set to consider how to proceed with the Thanet Extension offshore wind project after the UK Secretary of State refused its development consent order (DCO) application. The project would extend the 300 MW Thanet offshore wind farm with 34 turbines located 8km offshore Kent, which would potentially double the output of the existing 100-turbine wind farm with more powerful machines.last_img read more

first_img Three points from a possible nine in the Christmas fixtures represents a disappointing return, especially considering their displays at the Etihad and Stamford Bridge. Beating Hull was the very minimum expected and allowed the Reds to return to the top four. Henderson feels they more than deserve to be there and with a bit more luck could have had a much better return of points. “It was very important that we beat Hull after suffering the two defeats,” he added. “I think we can’t be too disheartened with the performances away to Man City and Chelsea. “I felt we played well and definitely deserved something out of both games. “We didn’t get the bit of luck that we deserved but we had to forget about all that, put it right against Hull, get three points and try to kick on for the rest of the season.” Henderson has played every league match this season – and lasted the full 90 minutes in their last six games – and is a prime candidate to be rested for Sunday’s FA Cup visit of League One Oldham. However, resources in central midfield are not that healthy with Joe Allen injured and Steven Gerrard playing half an hour against Hull after a month on the sidelines with a hamstring tear. “We have a good staff here who help us to recover well: plenty of massages and ice baths,” Henderson said when asked about the physical demands he has to cope with. “They help ensure that when the next game comes along you are ready and feel 100 per cent.” Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson believes grinding out results may be equally important to their top-four aspirations as sweeping aside teams in a flurry of goals. Press Association The Reds may be the second-highest scorers in the Premier League behind Manchester City, fuelled by a red-hot Luis Suarez, but not every team will cave in under the weight of their attacking. Hull showed that in their 2-0 defeat at Anfield, where Liverpool had previously scored 23 in their last six appearances. Having played well at City and Chelsea but returned pointless the win was vital and Henderson believes getting those results when their game is not at the highest level could be pivotal in the quest for a top-four place. “It was important to get the year off to a good start. The most important thing was getting the three points and we got that,” he said. “On performance level, I thought we matched them (City and Chelsea) if not were better than them in the two games but you have got to get results and we weren’t able to do that. “It was important to get back to winning ways. Maybe we didn’t play as well as we have done in certain games when we have won by four or five but we showed we can grind a result out when we’re not at our best. “Our aim is to make Anfield a fortress – to make it really difficult for teams when they come here. “We’ve been doing that and hopefully we can keep doing that and pick up points away from home too. “I definitely believe we can stay in that top four. “We want to keep it going against Oldham (in the FA Cup) and then Stoke.” last_img read more

first_img Jack Hobbs was primed to strike on his outside, while Golden Horn was tucked in on his heels, as Buick timed his run to perfection, scoring by two and three-quarter lengths. The Anthony Oppenheimer-owned winner does not currently hold an engagement in the Investec Derby. Gosden said: “It’s very much up to Mr Oppenheimer (whether Golden Horn goes to Epsom). He’s been very firm with me that he’s a mile-and-a-quarter horse and he told me that all along, so we will see. “The jockey felt he finished strongly today. He’s a horse who has really come on since he won the Feilden Stakes. When he won the Feilden, we said we’d come to the Dante and that’s what we’ve done. “His work on Friday was superb. Coming up on the train today, I knew they could well be first and second but I half felt this guy is the professional at the moment. ” O’Brien said: “We’re disappointed. There’s obviously something amiss with both of them at the moment. “Ryan (Moore) said JFK travelled very well and then just cut out. He did that at Leopardstown and we put it down to the ground, but there’s obviously something else. “We cant find anything wrong with them at home. All the tests had been ticked off, so there’ll be no Epsom for them. We will stop with them now and give them a break. “As for what we will run in the Derby, we will see what happens in the next two weeks. Those three pulled a long way clear there and I would imagine that their trainers were very happy.” O’Brien completely ruled out any notion of 2000 Guineas winner Gleneagles stepping up in trip for the Derby, comparing him favourably with Giant’s Causeway who notched a string of five Group One wins back in 2000. He said: “There’s no way Gleneagles will be going to Epsom. We haven’t had a horse like him for a long time. He’s an out-and-out miler but with more speed than Giant’s Causeway.” Golden Horn was a thoroughly impressive winner, showing an excellent switch of gears to collar leader Elm Park, surging past Jack Hobbs in the process, with the trio pulling well clear of the rest. Outsider Lord Ben Stack set the early gallop, with Elm Park racing keenly on his heels, but when push came to shove, Andrea Atzeni began to assert on the latter, winner of the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster in October. Aidan O’Brien was left scratching his head after his duo in the Betfred Dante Stakes at York trailed home a long way behind impressive winner Golden Horn. O’Brien fielded both Ol’ Man River and John F Kennedy but the pair were outpaced when the race began in earnest, finishing second to last and last of the seven runners respectively. John F Kennedy had previously suffered a surprise defeat on his reappearance, while Ol’ Man River had been last in the 2000 Guineas, where he was eased when his chance had gone. Press Associationlast_img read more