Guide to New Trusts 2016/17 published

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  80 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Advertisement The 2016/17 edition of the DSC’s Guide to New Trusts has been published.The annual guide gives access to 100 new funders registered with the Charity Commission or the Scottish Charity Regulator in 2015/16. It provides details of each new grant-maker, their aims and objectives, the kinds of project they fund and their application process, including contact details and application deadlines.The guide is authored by Rachel Cain and Jodie Huyton, and is available from the DSC site for £50.00, or for £45.00 as a PDF.  79 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 27 June 2016 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Finance Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Guide to New Trusts 2016/17 publishedlast_img read more

Organized crime’s hand seen behind threats to women journalists

first_img Help by sharing this information NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News Follow the news on Mexico April 28, 2021 Find out more News MexicoAmericas Organisation Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img May 13, 2021 Find out more Reports 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 5, 2021 Find out more News August 13, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Organized crime’s hand seen behind threats to women journalists Two women journalists have received threats in connection with their work in the past few days. One is Olga Wornat, an Argentine journalist normally based in Mexico, who fled abroad at the end of last year because of earlier threats. The other is the Mexican independent journalist Lydia Cacho, who has just fled the country.Wornat told Reporters Without Borders she is now being threatened over a soon-to-be-published book about outgoing President Felipe Calderón, which has just been excerpted in Playboy México. The magazine’s Argentine-Mexican editor Gabriel Bauducco has also been “warned” in the past few days (watch this video).Cacho, the author of “Esclavas del Poder” (Slaves of Authority), a 2010 book about the slave trade in women and children in Latin America, decided to flee abroad for a while after receiving renewed threats at the start of the month.”In each case, a woman journalist has been threatened and intimidated for shedding light on organized crime’s activities and infiltration into high-level political circles,” Reporters Without Borders said. “What Wornat and Cacho revealed has highlighted the need for a complete overhaul of the Mexican judicial system in order to combat impunity and provide people with real protection. We meanwhile urge the authorities to devise a plan for providing these two women with proper security so that they can return to Mexico.” Wornat, whose book about Calderón’s 2006-2012 presidency is entitled “Felipe el Obscuro” (Felipe the Obscure), received threatening emails on 2, 8 and 11 August. The latest one said: “You see that no one is going to help you. Not one of these lousy little journalists is giving you any solidarity.” Referring to Playboy México’s latest issue, which excerpted a chapter from the book, the email added: “You want to play with us by publishing your pathetic article in Playboy.” The chapter focuses on the parliamentarian Rosa María de la Garza, a member of Calderón’s right-wing National Action Party (PAN), and on her husband, Alejandro Orozco, who are pastors in an ultra-conservative evangelical sect called La Casa sobre la Roca (The House on the Rock).According to Wornat, the couple acted as Calderón’s spiritual advisers and lived in a house confiscated from Vicente Carrillo Leyva, the drug trafficking son of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, an alleged Juárez Cartel chief known as “Lord of the Skies,” who died in 1996.De la Garza also heads the parliament’s Anti-Human Trafficking Committee and, as such, has been accused by some Mexican media of politically exploiting people whose cause she is supposed to defend. Cacho, who continues to defend women and children against exploitation, told Reporters Without Borders she decided to leave the country after hearing a man’s voice on her emergency radio communication device saying: “We are going to send you home in little pieces, slut!” Cacho added that she wants to return soon but pointed out that the Mexican authorities never implemented the protective measures that were requested by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in 2009.Cacho was illegally detained in 2005 on the orders of Puebla governor Mario Marín after linking an associate of his, businessman José Camel Nacif, to a major pedophile ring. Wornat was placed under house arrest the same year for allegedly defaming Marta Sahagún, the wife of then President Vicente Fox (2000-2006). RSF_en MexicoAmericas last_img read more

Nurses take action at Limerick hospital

first_img Previous article#Limerick apartment block for saleNext articleJack knifed truck blocked #Limerick to #Waterford road Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img TAGSfeaturedINMOlimerickSt Camillus’ Hospital Twitter WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsBreaking newsNurses take action at Limerick hospitalBy Bernie English – April 4, 2016 665 Print Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) in St Camillus Hospital, Limerick have begun a work to rule today, Monday, from 8.00am. The industrial action comes some seven months on from notification by nurses to senior HSE managers that the clinical care of patients at the hospital is compromised due to ongoing  unfilled nursing positions. Currently there are approximately 15 vacant nursing posts.In a statement, the INMO said that at the request of its members, it has engaged with the HSE since last November in efforts to fast-track recruitment of nurses. So far this has not yielded sufficient numbers of qualified nurses and leaves the residents at ongoing risk.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Calls by members for the HSE to curtail admissions to the 100 bed facility until such time as the nursing levels improve have also been rejected. Therefore, it is with regret that INMO members are left with no other option but to commence industrial action. The action will not harm any patient but will assist the available nurses to prioritise all care by ceasing non urgent clerical and administrative work.INMO Industrial Relations Officer, Mary Fogarty said:“Nurses are the lead clinicians in older persons residential services. Their expertise and knowledge of the needs of their patients, and their concerns about the ability of their employer, the HSE, to deliver safe care should not go unheeded. Equally, our members are accountable to patients, families and regulatory agencies to ensure that standards of care are met.“It is a poor reflection of our health service providers that nurses are driven to take industrial action to protect vulnerable residents in the care of the HSE”[email protected] Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

DRILLING REPORT: May 9 through May 15

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleKhudobin helps Stars end 6-game skid in 3-0 win vs. PanthersNext articleOPD, ECSO see few incidents during heavy rainfall Digital AIM Web Support Local News Permit applications approved by the Texas Railroad Commission for May 9 through May 15 for Districts 7C, 8 and 8A. Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of permits approved for that leasehold. Twitter DRILLING REPORT: May 9 through May 15 TAGS  Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 WhatsApp Anadarko E&P Onshore, LLC, Winghead State 57-2-48 Unit A, Reeves, new drill (2).Apache Corporation, Bragg, Reeves, new drill; Weatherby 2728 Unit, Reagan, new drill. Atoka Operating Permian, LLC, Wakefield West, Sterling, new drill. BHP Billiton Petroleum (TxLa Op.) Co., State Whiteacre 57-T3-44, Reeves, new drill. Birch Operations, Inc., Traveler 18-30 C, Howard, new drill; Traveler 18-30 D, Howard, new drill. Blackbeard Operating, LLC, 6 Pounder SE, Crane, new drill; Marooner, Winkler, new drill; Winter, Ward, new drill; Yellow Jack NW, Crane, new drill. Boykin Energy, LLC, Ross SWD, Loving, new drill (5).Callon Petroleum Operating Co., Sundog, Ward, new drill (2).Capitan Energy, Inc., Dorothy State 12, Culberson, new drill; Georgette State, Culberson, new drill; Ava State 36, Reeves, new drill; Lauren State 30, Culberson, new drill; State J.E. Liles 6, Culberson, new drill; State Mattie 2, Culberson, new drill; State Mike 3, Culberson, new drill; State Ray 12, Culberson, new drill (2); W.A. State, Culberson, new drill (2).Carrizo (Permian), LLC, Dorothy Unit 38, Reeves, new drill (3).Centennial Resource Production, LLC, Lucy Prewit, Reeves, new drill; Reeves State 44, Reeves, field transfer; Carpenter State, Reeves, field transfer. Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Midland AR Fee, Midland, new drill; Scharbauer, C. E Nct-2, Midland, field transfer; Vlt Sauer 43/7 A, Martin, new drill; Vlt Sauer 43/7 C, Martin, new drill.Cimarex Energy Co., Animal Kingdom 44 D, Culberson, new drill; Animal Kingdom 44 E, Culberson, new drill (2); Animal Kingdom 44 G, Culberson, new drill. COG Operating, LLC, Chipeta State, Reeves, new drill; Cutthroat, Reeves, new drill; Parks, Roy, Midland, new drill (7); Black Canyon, Reeves, new drill. CrownQuest Operating, LLC, AWR Admiral SWD, Loving, new drill; AWR Air Jordan SWD, Loving, new drill; AWR Answer SWD, Loving, new drill; AWR Big Country SWD, Loving, new drill; AWR Big Nasty SWD, Loving, new drill; AWR Magic SWD, Loving, New Drill; AWR The Glove SWD, Loving, new drill; Monterrey Oak, Howard, new drill (3).DE3 Operating, LLC, High Sky N 42-43, Midland, new drill; High Sky O 42-43, Midland, new drill; Washington West G 23-14, Reagan, new drill (2).Diamondback E&P, LLC, Bad Turtle, Ward, new drill; Bozeman Unit, Midland, new drill; Neal Lethco 29-2 C, Pecos, new drill; Tetris SN 1-48 01, Glasscock, new drill; Tree Frog 47 East C, Howard, new drill (3); Xanadu 31, Ector, new drill; Asro 13 Unit, Howard, new drill; Patriot State RSJ 68, Reeves, new drill. Elevation Resources, LLC, UL G 1-33, Andrews, new drill. Encana Oil & Gas (USA), Inc., Davidson 36G, Midland, new drill (3); Davidson 36X, Midland, new drill; Fowler 19C, Glasscock, new drill; Fowler 19D, Glasscock, new drill. Endeavor Energy Resources, LP, Rio Wichita 15-10 A, Midland, new drill (2); Rio Wichita 15-10 A, Midland, new drill. EOG Resources, Inc., McGregor D 5 Unit, Loving, new drill; State Cortez Unit, Reeves, new drill. Fasken Oil and Ranch, Ltd., Fee BL, Ector, new drill (5).Gordy Oil Company, Chopper, Pecos, new drill. Henry Resources, LLC, Joshua 32-51 A, Upton, new drill (2); Joshua 32-51 B, Upton, new drill; Joshua 32-51 C, Upton, new drill. Impetro Operating, LLC, Com SWD 25, Winkler, new drill (2).Iraan Brine Water Service, LLC, Sconiers A, Pecos, new drill. Jagged Peak Energy, LLC, State T-Rex 2610A-7, Reeves, new drill (2).Jetta Permian, LP, New Jersey State Unit 55 29-32, Reeves, new drill. Joint Resources Company, Renegade, Gaines, new drill. Kinder Morgan Production Co., LLC, Yates Field Unit, Pecos, recompletion (2). Laredo Petroleum, Inc., Von Gonten 160-161 (alloc-A), Reagan, new drill; Von Gonten 160-161 (alloc-B), Reagan, new drill; Von Gonten 160-161 (alloc-C), Reagan, new drill. MES Lenorah, LLC, Lenorah SWD, Martin, new drill. Occidental Permian, Ltd., Goldsmith Landreth Deep Unit, Ector, recompletion (23).Oxy USA WTP, LP, Apollo 2-11-3N, Reeves, new drill. Park Hill Disposal, LLC, Trigg 7 SWD, Reagan, new drill. Parsley Energy Operations, LLC, Currie 41-29-G, Glasscock, new drill; Currie 41-29-H, Glasscock, new drill; Marienfeld 13-24-F, Martin, new drill; Marienfeld 13-24-H, Martin, new drill; Pecan State Unit, Reeves, new drill (2).PDC Permian, Inc., Argentine State 7170 4U, Reeves, new drill; Fortune 57-3, Reeves, field transfer; Stoneman State 3927, Reeves, new drill (2).Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc., Brook B-13A, Upton, new drill; Brook B-13B, Upton, new drill; Brook B-13C, Upton, new drill; Houston-Wells W47A, Glasscock, new drill; Woodfin-Dollie W16B, Upton, new drill. PRI Operating, LLC, Roosterfish Unit 22NE22, Pecos, new drill; Roosterfish Unit 22SE23, Pecos, new drill; Roosterfish Unit 22NE61, Pecos, new drill; Roosterfish Unit 22NE62, Pecos, new drill; Roosterfish Unit 22SE63, Pecos, new drill; Roosterfish Unit 22SE64, Pecos, new drill; Roosterfish Unit 22NE81, Pecos, new drill; Roosterfish Unit 22NE82, Pecos, new drill; Roosterfish Unit 22SE83, Pecos, new drill. Primexx Operating Corporation, Zelda-Link Unit 237-238E, Reeves, new drill.  Reatta Energy, Inc., Rhino, Mitchell, new drill. Ring Energy, Inc., Bucky 711 B, Yoakum, new drill; Hippogriff, Culberson, new drill; Reveille 644 A, Yoakum, new drill. Rosehill Operating Company, LLC, Trees Estate 77, Pecos, field transfer. Rover Petroleum Operating, LLC, Dodge, Granville M., est., Howard, new drill. Sable Permian Resources, LLC, Bloxom South 210-219 (alloc 02), Reagan, new drill; Bloxom South 210-219 (alloc 13), Reagan, new drill; Bloxom South 210-219 (alloc 23), Reagan, new drill; Bloxom South 210-219 (alloc 33), Reagan, new drill; Holt 1222-1221 (alloc 12), Reagan, new drill; Holt 1222-1221 (alloc 13), Reagan, new drill; Holt 1222-1221 (alloc 23), Reagan, new drill; Mayer-215 (alloc 12), Irion, new drill; Section 235-220 (alloc 04), Reagan, new drill (2); University Owens 1-6 (alloc 33), Reagan, new drill. Shell Western E&P, Roosterfish 53-2-43 Lov Unit, Loving, new drill (2); University 19 PW Unit, Loving, new drill (3); University 19 TG Unit, Loving, new drill (2).Silver Creek Permian Op. Co., LLC, Johnny Ringo, Cochran, new drill. SM Energy Company, Schrute C, Howard, new drill (2); Schrute D, Howard, new drill (2).Stone Creek Operating, LLC, Shannon Hospital 1, Crockett, new drill. Strategic Fossil Fuels, LLC, Adkins, Concho, new drill. Surge Operating, LLC, Hamlin Unit 19-18, Howard, new drill. Texland Petroleum, LP, Serenity 9, Lubbock, new drill. Unitex Oil & Gas, LLC, Fuller, Scurry, new drill. UpCurve Energy, LLC, Hartley 7, Reeves, new drill. WPX Energy Permian, LLC, CBR 9-4G-56-1, Loving, new drill; CBR 9-4I-56-1, Loving, new drill; CBR 9-4J-56-1, Loving, new drill; CBR 9-4K-56-1, Loving, new drill. XTO Energy, Inc., Midkiff 43-06 0606, Midland, new drill (3); Midkiff 43-06 0627, Midland, new drill (3); Midkiff 43-06 0667, Midland, new drill (3); Patricia Unit 2, Martin, new drill (12); Daedalus OW-61-60, Pecos, new drill; University Blk 9/Penn Unit, Andrews, recompletion.  RAILROAD COMMISSIONlast_img read more

Bar patrons in Thousand Oaks turned into heroes after gunfire rang out

first_img@Jeremy_Childs/Twitter (LOS ANGELES) — When a gunman opened fire inside a country western bar in California, patrons who had been dancing and having a festive time mustered the bravery to save others, breaking windows to help terrified people escape and taking life-saving measures to aid the injured, witnesses said.“As soon as I looked up, as soon as I heard the shots, I knew exactly what was going on,” a witness named Matt told ABC station KABC-TV in Los Angeles outside the scene at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks.Instead of looking for a way to save himself, Matt said “instinct” kicked in and he sought to help others.“All I did was grab as many people as I could and pulled them underneath the table and then I heard a break in the shots and we got people out of there as much as we could,” he said, adding that he used a barstool to shatter the glass windows in order to evacuate people.“That’s all we could do. The only thing I could have wished for was to have something better than a barstool,” he said. “We probably pushed 30 or 35 people through that window. I know where I’m going if I die. So, I was not worried to sacrifice. All I wanted to do was get as many people out of there as possible.”He said he heard about “10 to 15” shots fired in the first onslaught. He and several others made it outside and were running through the parking lot when they heard the second round of gunfire, he said. There was another break in the shots and then he heard what he thinks was an exchange of gunfire between the shooter and police.“We ran back in and we were just pulling stragglers who were still in the parking lot. We were like, ‘You need to get out of here right now,’” said Matt, who was wearing a blood-stained shirt.“We probably pushed 30 or 35 people through that window,” he continued. “(The gunman) was not shooting at us that I know of. No one around me was going down. He was focused more on that front area until he got done with that.”Sgt. Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office who was about to retire, made the ultimate sacrifice when he ran into the bar as the shooting was going on and confronted the gunman.Helus struck multiple times when he went through the front door, the sheriff’s office said. Officials said Helus undoubtedly saved lives by going in to confront the gunman.“He was totally committed. He gave his all and tonight, as I told his wife, he died a hero because he went in to save lives, to save other people,” said Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean.Matt said he saw other acts of heroism emerge in the chaos.“When we were going back to grab more people, someone was being pulled out with a chest wound and the guys carrying him were tired, and so we took over and carried him to the paramedics,” he said. “That’s the only person that I actually came in contact with that had an injury from the attacker.”A witness who only provided her first name, Savannah, was one of those who escaped through one of the shattered windows. She said she was thankful for the heroic efforts of the strangers who saved her.“A guy was able to throw me out the window,” Savannah said. “They had chairs and threw them out the window, and they were able to take me and my girlfriend out the window and carried us out here. I was able to get out, so I don’t know how long it was going on for but it felt like at least five minutes. It probably went on for at least 10.”As many as 15 people were taken to local hospitals with various injuries, police said. Others sustained minor injuries while fleeing.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

OnTheMarket “diminished as a threat” says Zoopla boss

first_imgIt was billed as the property website that would finally break the so-called duopoly between Rightmove and Zoopla, but OnTheMarket (OTM) is turning out to be a bit a damp squib, according to Alex Chesterman, Head of Zoopla Property Group (ZPG).Zoopla said that the number of agents on its books has increased in recent months as it posted better than expected full-year earnings.ZPG has announced a £25.4 million profit in the 12 months to September despite greater market competition from OTM which has increased its market share since launching in January, primarily at the expense of Zoopla.Zoopla had 12,702 agency partners at the end of September, compared to 16,373 a year earlier, largely as a consequence of OTM’s ‘one other portal’ rule requiring their member agents to stop advertising on either Rightmove or Zoopla with a view to winning greater market share.The rule hit Zoopla significantly harder than Rightmove, with client numbers falling sharply. But Zoopla report that they are now winning some of those customers back, with Chesterman insisting that OTM’s “threat is diminishing”.ZPG’s growth in revenue for the year ending 30th September has been supported by the group’s acquisition of home services comparison platform uSwitch in April.Chesterman (left) said, “We have made great progress towards our vision of becoming the consumer champion at the heart of the home with the acquisition of uSwitch, the leading home services comparison platform in the UK.”“Traffic to our property platform remained strong with high levels of user engagement, and we recently passed the significant milestone of over seven million downloads of our property apps.”Despite Chesterman’s stance, Ian Springett (right), Chief Executive of OTM, insisted last week that OTM will be entering 2016 “in a strong position”, supported by heavyweight national marketing campaign.“We believe that agent momentum will snowball and we will focus all our energy on continuing to build a sustainably low-cost alternative to Rightmove to serve both agents and consumers better,” he said.Springett pointed out that at the start of the year, Chesterman called OnTheMarket.com a “short-term event” but he now believes that the latest figures provided by OTM, which show that the website’s traffic reached a record high of 5.7 million visits in October, show that his firm is growing.OTM is now targeting 7,500 members as part of its efforts to replace Zoopla as the number two property portal after gaining the support of 6,000 UK estate and letting agent offices across the country.The level of support consists of contracted members and agents who have signed a Letter of Intent to join OTM when total support reaches 7,500 offices.home services comparison platform OnTheMarket OTM portals uSwitch USwitch.com Zoopla December 11, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » OnTheMarket “diminished as a threat” says Zoopla boss previous nextProducts & ServicesOnTheMarket “diminished as a threat” says Zoopla bossZoopla Property Group has revealed strong full year results and is confident about outlook for 2016.The Negotiator11th December 20150578 Viewslast_img read more

Which Divas Do You Want to Reprise Their Tony-Winning Roles?

first_imgSutton Foster, Anything Goes Idina Menzel, Wicked Idina Menzel Jennifer Holliday, Dreamgirls Patina Miller, Pippin Patti Lupone, Evita Kristin Chenoweth, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown If we had a time machine, we’d go back to see so many Tony-winning performances. Think of Idina Menzel in her greenified glory, Patti LuPone at sixes and sevens as the Argentinian First Lady or Lea Salonga’s heartbreaking helicoptor scene. Do you have chills? We do! We asked you to name the top 10 divas you’d like to reprise their Tony-winning performances on ranking site Culturalist. Here are the results!center_img View Comments Patti LuPone, Gypsy Lea Salonga, Miss Saigon Sutton Foster, Thoroughly Modern Millie Star Files Alice Ripley, Next to Normallast_img read more

Mini myrtles

first_imgBy Gary WadeUniversity of GeorgiaCrape myrtles have long graced Southern landscapes as trees. Now gardeners can enjoy their hardy qualities in their smaller cousins. Miniature myrtles can be grown as shrubs, groundcovers or even hanging basket plants. Following are a few of the most well-known dwarf crape myrtles. Some you may find locally, while others you may have to shop for at specialty nurseries or on the Internet. The Razzle Dazzle crape myrtle series are some of the most popular of the new dwarf plants. These varieties were introduced by the Center for Applied Nursery Research in Dearing, Ga. Cherry Dazzle bears deep pink flowers and grows as a compact mound 3 feet to 4 feet in height. Other selections include Dazzle Me Pink with bright pink flowers and mature height of 3 feet to 4 feet, Ruby Dazzle with lavender flowers and mature height of 2 feet to 3 feet and Snow Dazzle with white flowers topping out at 2 feet to 3 feet. Crape Myrtlettes originate from breeding programs in Louisiana. Most grow 3 feet to 4 feet in height and can be used along foundations, in perennial borders or in large containers. They are available in a wide range of colors including dark red, rose red, pink, rose pink, white, lilac lavender and lavender. Rosey Carpet is a groundcover cultivar introduced by Hambuchen Nursery in Conway, Ark., in 1997. It grows just a foot high and trails 4 feet in all directions. Other selections for use as groundcovers, in containers, or in large hanging baskets include Delta Blush with pink blooms (1 feet to 3 feet), Bourbon Street with watermelon red flowers (2 feet to 3 feet), Mardi Gras with purple flowers (2 feet to 3 feet), and Sacramento with deep red flowers (1 feet to 3 feet). There are many other great dwarf selections of crape myrtles on the market. When selecting dwarf crape myrtles, there are two important things to remember. First, like all crape myrtles, they require full sun for best flowering. Second, they are deciduous, so it’s best to plant them adjacent to evergreens so they can fade into the background in winter. Gardeners have long appreciated the tough-as-nails qualities of crape myrtle. There is hardly a Southern landscape without at least one of these summer flowering beauties. Some cities and towns use them as street trees, while others hold summer festivals in their honor. In the 1960s, crape myrtle breeding work by Donald Egolf at the U.S. National Arboretum gave us many superior selections with beautiful bark characteristics and improved disease resistance. His selections were given Indian names, like Natchez, Seminole, Catawba, Cherokee, Potomac, Yuma and Hopi. Most of these selections grow 15 feet to 30 feet tall. For more information on growing crape myrtles, visit pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/C944/C944.htm. (Gary Wade is a Cooperative Extension horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Colombian Army captures five alleged members of FARC’s 53rd Front

first_imgTruly, I would like to serve in the military THESE ARE THE ONES WHO WILL ALWAYS BE TERRORISTS, MURDERERS, VIOLATORS OF HUMAN RIGHTS. THEY DON’T WANT PEACE, THEY WANT POWER BUT WON’T GET IT, THERE ARE SOME COUNTRIES THAT ARE REQUESTING THEIR EXTRADITION. WE ARE ALERT REGARDING THESE HOMELAND ASSASSINS WHO CALL THEMSELVES ARMY OF THE PEOPLE, AND FOR WHAT? IN ORDER TO MASSACRE THEM, THEY ARE THIRSTY FOR BLOOD. How is it they dialogue with the government for peace, no one believes this, not even themselves. Only Santos, who thinks he’s negotiating with little angels; how is it that they continue to commit all kinds of human rights violations. Mr. President doesn’t see this, or he pretends to be stupid. Wake up, we don’t want the FARC to continue governing. I like that they’re hitting them where it hurts the most — their finances It’s great that the military forces are watching out for our country. Just that I hope that none of the members of the armed forces switches sides. Art. Hugo Rodriguez was Just as they don’t care, neither do I. Dead king, new king 😛 Colombia’s National Police and the Army used military intelligence to locate and capture five suspected FARC terrorists, including two important alleged operatives, Armed Forces and law enforcement authorities said. National Police agents and Army soldiers captured the suspected FARC operatives in early August. Security forces located and captured them in an indigenous reservation in Meta Department, 135 kilometers south of Bogotá. The suspects were hiding in the indigenous reservation Ondas del Cafre, in the municipality of Mesetas-Meta, according to information obtained by military intelligence officers. Soldiers from the Air Infantry Battalion, 21st Pantano de Vargas Battalion, attached to the 7th Brigade, captured the five. The suspects are allegedly part of the FARC’s Urias Rondón Front. Two of the suspects, a man known as “La Muerte” and a woman who is known as “Rosalía,” are important FARC operatives, military authorities said. The suspects were hiding in the indigenous reservation Ondas del Cafre, in the municipality of Mesetas-Meta, according to information obtained by military intelligence officersThe successful operation was carried out by a coordinated effort which involved National Police agents; officers with the National Army’ Unified Action Groups for Personal Liberty (GAULA), which specializes in investigating kidnappings and preventing terrorists and criminals from taking hostages; and the Technical Investigation Team (CTI) of the Attorney General’s Office. FARC operatives put indigenous population at risk: Army By hiding on an indigenous reservation, the suspected FARC terrorists put “the indigenous population at risk,” the Army said in a statement. FARC operatives have used the tactic before, according to security analyst Daniel Mejía, director of the Research Center on Drugs and Security (CESED) at the University of the Andes. “This tactic of hiding in indigenous populations is a strategy that the FARC have used as pressure by security forces increases against guerrilla groups,” Mejía said. “The FARC members tend to take refuge in the civilian population or in vulnerable communities such as the indigenous population. In these areas, the FARC essentially take shelter so that they cannot be captured by authorities easily.” Security forces capture ‘La Muerte’ The capture of La Muerte is considered important because of the key strategic position he held within the FARC, authorities said. La Muerte was wanted on an arrest warrant issued by the issued by the 68th Municipal Criminal Court of Bogotá. La Muerte is suspected of being the top lieutenant of a FARC operative who is known as “El Zarco Aldinever,” who is the leader of the terrorist group’s 53rd Front. Authorities suspect the 53rd Front has launched terrorist attacks against civilians who oppose extortion payments in the municipalities of Mesetas, Lejanías, Granada, San Juan de Arama. Authorities believe the 53rd Front has also launched attacks against some merchants who have refused to pay extortion in the country’s capital. The capture of La Muerte and the four other alleged FARC terrorists has “significantly weakened the manpower of this illegal structure, as well as the ability to raise money from extortion and coercion”, the Army said in a press release. The arrests were made within the standards set by International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, the Army said. Capture of ‘Rosalía’ deals heavy blow to FARC finances Before security forces captured her, Rosalía was in charge of collecting extortion payments for the FARC, authorities suspect. She often met extortion victims at the indigenous reservation, where she would collect the extortion payments. “With the neutralization of this terrorist network, the logistics and financial capacity are fractured,” the Army said in a statement. Because she is an important part of the FARC’s financial structure, the capture of Rosalía could deal a destabilizing blow to the FARC, according to Mejía. “When an arrest is made against someone who manages the funds of important resources that the FARC operates with, instability is created in the system for financing these armed groups,” the security analyst said. Security forces must remain vigilant, because such financial operatives are quickly replaced, Mejía said. In addition to La Muerte and Rosalía, security forces captured three other suspected FARC terrorists. The three suspects, all men, are known as “Eliberto,” “Ilder,” and “Robert.” They allegedly were members of the FARC’s Urias Rondón front. In addition arresting the five suspects, security forces seized six Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and communications equipment. Intimidation and drug trafficking by the FARC The FARC has carried out a campaign of intimidation in the municipalities of Villavicencio, Granada and Cubarrai in recent months. FARC operatives seeking extortion payments have terrorized farm owners in these municipalities with grenade attacks, authorities in those regions said. In early August, FARC operatives committed several grenade attacks over a period of 15 days, Colonel Carlos Alberto Meléndez, commander of the Meta Police told RCN Radio. The attacks did not kill or injure anyone, but they did cause property damage. The FARC relies on criminal enterprises to finance its terrorist attacks, Mejía said. In addition to extortion, the FARC relies on funds generated by drug trafficking and illegal mining operations, according to the security analyst. By Dialogo September 05, 2014last_img read more

Omnibus deal reached, details under review

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., last night said an agreement was reached on the content of a government funding bill that is expected to include NAFCU-backed cybersecurity legislation, but key Democrats emphasized negotiations remained underway.This omnibus spending package for fiscal 2016 is projected to be passed by Congress within the next week, and the president is expected to sign the bill. NAFCU is reviewing the package for any language addressing regulatory relief for credit unions. continue reading »last_img