By Dialogo June 15, 2011 Colombian Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera promised that extrajudicial executions carried out by military personnel will not remain unpunished or be repeated, and he committed to “zero violations of human rights” among the armed forces. “These cases are not going to remain unpunished, nor are they going to be repeated,” said Rivera, who nonetheless specified that “not all denunciations correspond to reality.” He also committed to collaborating with civilian justice so that all complaints are investigated “with full rigor.” The Colombian Public Prosecutor’s Office is currently investigating 1,486 reports of violations of human rights and international humanitarian law allegedly committed by members of the armed forces, Attorney General Viviane Morales revealed. At a public event, Minister Rivera launched a strategy named “Zero violations of human rights means zero impunity,” which foresees fifteen measures, including a joint effort with the Public Prosecutor’s Office on crimes committed by uniformed personnel not under the heading of their official activities. “Those most interested in quick and strict justice are the government and the military,” Rivera affirmed, after warning that “no case of human-rights violation can be heard by the military criminal justice system.” At the end of 2008, when current president Juan Manuel Santos was serving as defense minister in former president Álvaro Uribe’s administration (2002-2010), the military was shaken by the scandal of the extrajudicial execution of fourteen youths from the depressed locality of Soacha, near Bogotá. The youths, who were missing, were found dead in separate instances in the country’s northeast and reported by the Army as leftist guerrillas killed in combat. According to defenders of human rights, these executions were encouraged by a 2005 Defense Ministry directive in which it was suggested that combat casualties would be rewarded with bonuses. Up to the present, the Colombian judicial system has handed down convictions in 125 cases of violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, the majority of them committed by members of the armed forces, with a total of 344 uniformed personnel convicted of those violations, announced Attorney General Morales, who attended the event in Bogotá. Itâ€™s terrible to see people that have compromised themselves with the security of our country involved in humiliating acts such as the violation of human rights and even more from people like these boys. We hope that this government will have a firm hand on these crooks. We will see! Lady: I understand that the language on the Internet is more casual. But the spelling mistakes and the bad writing on your comment make the message you want to communicate practically unintelligible. Remember that the more articulate we are, the better we can protest and fight for our rights. I believe. that. what. you. say. is. true
Kamryn McCool shut down Milan, throwing a complete game shutout and leading the Franklin County Wildcats Varsity to a 2-0 victory on Thursday evening. With the win, Franklin County ends their two game losing streak, improving to 7-2 on the season.The pitching was strong on both sides as McCool struck out 12, while E. Widener sat down four for the Indians.The Wildcats got the offense going in the first inning, when Gabby Mitchum doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring Hannah Hornsby and Kamryn McCool. These proved to be the only runs of the game for either team.Kamryn McCool earned the win for the Wildcats in the circle. She surrendered zero runs on four hits over seven innings, striking out 12.Widener took the loss for Milan. She pitched six innings, allowing seven hits and two runs while striking out four and walking one.Franklin County scattered seven hits in the game. Gabby Mitchum and Kendall McCool each collected two hits to lead the Wildcats. Franklin County’s defense also improved as it didn’t commit a single error in the field.Burns went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Milan in hits.Franklin County will be back in action on Saturday morning as they travel to Harrsion, Ohio for a meeting with the “other” Wildcats. First pitch is scheduled for 11 AM.Franklin County Wildcats JV watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 20-2 loss to Milan on Thursday. With the loss, the Wildcats record falls to 2-4 on the year.The Franklin County Wildcats JV struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Milan, giving up 20 runs.Milan scored nine runs in the fourth inning. Milan’s big inning was driven by singles by Tuttle, Brown, G Davis, N Tuttle, and Tuttle, an error on a ball put in play by H Smith, and a double by M Thompson.Brown pitched Milan to victory. She allowed four hits and two runs over five innings, striking out three.Karlie Hahn took the loss for Franklin County Wildcats JV. She lasted one inning, allowing zero hits and three runs.Laura Hildebrand, Emily Wendel, Sarah Bare, and Paige Hall all had one hit to lead Franklin County Wildcats JV.Milan racked up 12 hits in the game. Tuttle, Tuttle, and Smith each collected multiple hits for Milan.The Franklin County Junior Varsity will be back in action on Saturday morning as they travel to Harrison, Ohio to face the Wildcats. They will start immediately following the Varsity game which starts at 11 AM.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Alex McCool.
Colin O’Riordan has signed for AFL side Sydney Swans while both Seamus Kennedy and Stephen O’Brien have committed to to the Tipp hurling panel for the coming year.Speaking on last nights Extra Time programme here on Tipp FM Liam Kearns says these three players would represent a huge loss to any team.However he says any or all of them would be welcome back to the Tipp footballers if things don’t work out for them.
Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., took to the Senate floor Friday — amid the longest government shutdown in history — to complain about the no-call. He even had some visual aids to go with his speech:Cassidy (R-LA) from Senate floor on Saints-Rams game: “What happened in my belief and the belief of many was the most blatant and consequential blown call in NFL history.” pic.twitter.com/rbWJQtx0ny— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) January 25, 2019Cassidy: “Football’s more than a game. It is part of our culture and I would say the @NFL has a responsibility to the millions of fans across the country to ensure the integrity of the game and to answer these questions and perhaps a few others.”— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) January 25, 2019″Football’s more than a game,” Cassidy said. “The NFL has a responsibility to the millions of fans across the country to ensure the integrity of the game.”While the presentation by Sen. Cassidy is all in good fun, it probably wasn’t the most opportune moment to do it amid the shutdown. MORE: How Roger Goodell could theoretically intervene in Rams vs. Saints outcomeThe sentiment is even shared by some in Washington, D.C. After the botched call in the NFC championship game that eventually led to the Rams advancing to the Super Bowl, Saints fans haven’t had a problem voicing their displeasure.From a Change.org petition calling for the game to be replayed to billboards being erected in Atlanta that read “SAINTS GOT ROBBED,” the New Orleans faithful are doing their best to let the world know how unhappy they are.