Peru Captures Suspected Guerrillas

first_imgBy Dialogo October 04, 2010 Two military operations in Peru’s Huanuco region, northeast of the capital of Lima, yielded the capture of six suspected guerrillas as well as materials for cocaine paste production on September 28. According to the Peruvian Armed Forces Joint Command, alleged terrorists Ramon Mayta Perez, known as “Camarada Lino” among other aliases, and Toribio Atanacio Quito, known as “Camarada Chavinillo” were arrested in the central town of Santa Rosa de Yanajanca during the initial operation. The suspects provided information that led authorities to a second operation in which a large cocaine paste production lab suspected of belonging to Shining Path commander “DT Artemio” was discovered. Four more suspects were arrested during the operation, reported EFE news agency. In addition, the Latin American Herald Tribune reported that two other Shining Path members – wanted for murder, extortion and robberies committed for the remaining faction of the maoist guerrilla – were also arrested earlier in the same week in separate operations. While the six suspects were turned over to police, a representative from the Public Ministry mandated that all material found at the lab was burned, according to the Armed Forces Joint Command.last_img read more

Trafficking in Persons: A Problem Beyond Borders and Genders

first_img Victims of forced labor have been found in nearly every job setting or industry imaginable, including private homes, factories, restaurants, elder care and medical facilities, hotels, housekeeping, childrearing, agriculture, construction and landscaping, food processing, meat-packing, and cleaning services. Even though some challenges to victim identification can be attributed to the nature of the crime, its perpetrators, or its victims, governments have a responsibility to identify victims of this crime. In every region, governments that a decade ago insisted there was no trafficking in their jurisdiction are now aggressively identifying and assisting victims and convicting traffickers. These governments are adopting modern anti-trafficking structures and sustaining the political will to vigorously apply them. As the movement to combat modern slavery has evolved, so too has the understanding of what constitutes a trafficking victim. In the first few years after the Palermo Protocol was adopted, nearly all of the trafficking cases prosecuted by governments were sex trafficking cases; all identified victims were mainly female. By Dialogo July 22, 2013 Though today’s estimates suggest that the majority of trafficking victims are indeed women and girls, it is now clear that trafficking victims are subjected to both sex and labor trafficking, and a significant percentage of trafficking victims are now composed of men and boys. The recently released Trafficking in Persons Report by the U.S. Department of Sate focuses on victim identification as a top priority in the global movement to combat human trafficking. It details training and techniques that make identification efforts successful, as well as the pitfalls of inadequate identification. Despite a growing body of knowledge about victims and their needs, finding them remains a tremendous challenge. Part of this difficulty stems from the very nature of the crime. Traffickers constantly adapt their tactics to avoid detection and operate in zones of impunity. They prey on excluded populations——marginalized ethnic minorities, undocumented migrants, indigenous, poor, persons with disabilities—whose experiences and backgrounds often make them reluctant to seek help from authorities. It also highlights new innovations and partnerships within and beyond government that will enhance identification efforts. If successfully implemented, these innovations will enable more effective delivery of services to survivors and an accumulation and analysis of data to improve the overall response to trafficking, says the study. Domestic work settings continue to have little or no government oversight or regulation in most countries. And though by definition human trafficking does not require the crossing of borders, migrant workers—including many women who seek new opportunities—remain especially at risk. Material that dates as far back as the 1890s reveals that promises of greater opportunity, a better life, or a loving and supportive relationship have long lured victims into exploitation. As technology and globalization make the world more interconnected, traffickers’ ability to recruit and exploit their victims has also intensified. This is well specifiedlast_img read more

Valamar introduced a “long stay” offer, and Plava Laguna special discounts for weekend stays

first_imgPhoto: Valamar The offer in Istra Premium Camping Resort 5 * includes a modern camping home by the sea, high speed internet connection (200/200 Mbit / s), premium family facilities, organized entertainment for children within the Maro Club, Multimedia Game Lounge and Istra Theater. Guests then have a free shuttle service and use of the sauna, indoor pool and gym at the nearby Valamar Diamant Hotel & Residence. Photo: Blue Lagoon For a holiday without cooking and grocery shopping, they have free delivery of fresh local produce and delicious dishes through the Valfresco online store, and pets are also welcome. The price of the package for the long-stay service starts at 450 euros per month per mobile home. The Blue Lagoon aims for weekend travelcenter_img The action is intended for all guests who decide to stay in this famous hotel in Rijeka during one of the coming weekends. In addition, guests will be able to treat themselves to a massage in the wellness oasis within the hotel or a gourmet experience in the a la carte restaurant Kamov, according to the Blue Lagoon.  In addition, Blue Lagoon opened and early booking for 2021, which offers prices with a 15-20% discount. From this year, Valamar’s Istria Premium Camping Resort in Poreč and Ježevac Premium Camping Resort on the island of Krk have a rental service for a longer stay of at least one month, which is valid for the period from September 30 to March 31.This special offer is aimed at all guests who want an extended stay either for work or for vacation in well-equipped mobile homes in a marine environment. Hotel Bonavia Plava Laguna in Rijeka, from now on will provide special discounts of up to 30 percent for its weekend stays (Friday-Sunday). Cover photo: Villa Galijot, Plava Lagunalast_img read more

Virus keeps 500 million people home around the world

first_imgQuarantine is still in force there, but restrictions on movement were eased on March 14 for the province’s more than 50 million inhabitants.At least eight other countries have followed the Chinese province in enforcing confinement: Italy since March 10, Spain from March 14, Lebanon on March 15, the Czech Republic on March 16, France, Israel and Venezuela on March 17 and Belgium on March 18.That means 240 million people in these eight countries are obliged to stay at home.In most of these places it is possible to leave the house to buy basic necessities, access health care or go to work if staying at home is not an option. Some countries have taken more targeted measures, including Bulgaria which has put the ski resort town of Bansko under quarantine. Egypt has confined all employees in the Red Sea tourist area.Inhabitants of the Colombian capital Bogota are to go through a trial isolation exercise from March 20 to 23, which may pave the way for a full quarantine. Confinement recommended At least four countries — Austria, Britain, Germany and Iran — have urged people to limit as much as possible their movements and contacts, without going as far as enforcing confinement. These four countries are home to around 240 million people.These appeals from the authorities have however had limited effect.In Germany, where several “Corona-parties” have been organized in parks, Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday called on the population to rise to the task of fighting the virus.In Iran the authorities have complained that in spite of warnings, bazaars are brimming as the Iranian New Year approaches on Friday. Some 500 million people have been subject to lockdown measures around the world because of the coronavirus outbreak that started in China and has quickly ballooned globally, according to an AFP count.From China to the Czech Republic to Venezuela, governments have told their citizens to stay indoors to try and slow the spread of the pandemic. Obligatory confinement The central Chinese province of Hubei and its capital Wuhan where the COVID-19 virus broke out late last year, have been cut off from the world since late January. Here are the populations affected.  Curfews At least six countries or territories have imposed curfews banning movements in the evening and overnight: Tunisia, Bolivia, Serbia, the US states of New Jersey and Puerto Rico, and the Philippines’ capital Manila.These territories hold more than 50 million inhabitants. Topics :last_img read more

MEMO: Governor Wolf Has Reached Out But Republicans Bring Nothing to the Table

first_img July 09, 2015 Memo TO: Interested PartiesFROM: Mark NicastreMEMO: Governor Wolf Has Reached Out But Republicans Bring Nothing to the TableDATE: Thursday, July 09, 2015In his budget address, Governor Tom Wolf told Republicans and Democrats alike to bring him different ideas and he would listen. But, he also said that simply saying no is not an option. In an effort to hear from Republican leaders and members, the governor made outreach a priority. He went above and beyond. The governor put on his calendar time for weekly meetings with Republican leadership; he dropped in on dozens upon dozens of Republican members around the Capitol, and invited every member of the legislature – some on multiple occasions – to break bread, literally, with him at the Governor’s Residence over breakfast, lunch and dinner.On the night before and the morning of the governor’s budget address, Senators Corman and Scarnati were no shows for traditional briefings where the governor explains his budget proposal. Immediately following his address, Republican leaders rejected the governor’s budget outright – without ever having a conversation.In the end, the Republicans passed a budget that contained their priorities and nothing else. The Republican budget failed to include a commonsense severance tax, it does not restore cuts made by Republicans to education over the last four years or reduce property taxes, and the Republican budget would increase – rather than responsibly address – the structural budget deficit.Republicans are ignoring the will of the people of Pennsylvania. The public has spoken time and again that they also prioritize more funding for schools and property tax relief and a majority of Pennsylvanians support a commonsense severance tax. They voted for divided government – not dysfunction.For months, Republican leaders talked a good game of compromise – that the governor would have to sign things he didn’t like and Republican leaders would have to pass things they didn’t like. But in the end, the Republicans passed a partisan budget that failed to give Pennsylvanians what they want and ignored the governor’s efforts to compromise.The governor met Republicans more than halfway on their priorities; pension and liquor reform and he offered major concessions on his severance tax.The governor has tried to compromise. He has gone above and beyond to reach out to the General Assembly. The Republicans have brought nothing to the table but gamesmanship, rhetoric and an unbalanced budget.It is now in the hands of Republican leadership to bring something more than nothing to the table. Pennsylvanians deserve a good budget – one that is balanced – that addresses the long-term structural deficit without gimmicks, and prioritizes the public’s desire for more funding for education from a severance tax and relief from property taxes.One-Sided CompromiseThe governor is the only party in budget negotiations that has made significant concessions to try to gain compromise. In addition to concessions made in private negotiations, the Wolf administration has publicly offered major concessions on the severance tax, liquor reform, and pensions. The Republicans made their proposals on their two top priorities “pre-requirements” and, on the governor’s popular plan to enact a severance tax on oil and gas drillers, said their “counterproposal was nothing.”Reaching OutStarting the week of his inauguration, the governor began dropping in to offices to meet face-to-face with members of the General Assembly from both parties. Since then, the governor has done this more than 20 times – sometimes walking the halls of the Capitol for hours.The governor set a standing Tuesday meeting for Republican leadership to meet with him. Since his March budget address, the governor hosted at least 17 meetings with Republican leadership. On three occasions, they just did not show up.Further, in order to build collegial working relationships and discuss policy proposals with members of the General Assembly from both parties, the governor has hosted more than 30 legislative meals at the Governor’s Residence, including at least seven breakfasts, seven lunches, and 19 dinners.The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote that the Governor’s attempt to reach out directly to lawmakers was “a radical departure from earlier governors.” The Pittsburgh Tribune Review’s Brad Bumsted noted that these efforts to reach out to the General Assembly make Governor Wolf a “polar opposite” of his predecessor. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img MEMO: Governor Wolf Has Reached Out But Republicans Bring Nothing to the Tablelast_img read more

Desgagnés Christens, Launches Polar Class Tanker Duo

first_imgCanadian shipping company Desgagnés held a double christening and inauguration ceremony for its new polar class tankers on June 20.The ceremony for the dual fuel/LNG vessels Paul A. Desgagnés and Rossi A. Desgagnés was held at the Port of Quebec. Featuring almost 15,000 dwt and tanks with a capacity of more than 17,000 m³, the ships were built at the Besiktas shipyard in Turkey.With the additions, Desgagnés completed its more than CAD 200 million investment plan launched in 2015 for the construction and commissioning of four new vessels.Each vessel represents an investment of CAD 50 million, of which close to CAD 9 million for each ship was solely for the purpose of adding a dual fuel/LNG engine.“The addition of the Paul A. Desgagnés and the Rossi A. Desgagnés demonstrates Desgagnés’ vision and leadership in sustainable development in a tangible way, as well as its commitment to its customers to offer a first-class marine petroleum transportation service that represents quality, safety and respects the environment,” Louis-Marie Beaulieu, President and Chief Executive Officer, said.Previous ships in the series, the Damia Desgagnés, the world’s first dual fuel asphalt plant, and the Mia Desgagnés, the world’s first dual fuel polar-class petroleum-chemical tanker and sister ship to the two inaugurated today, were christened at the Port of Montreal in 2017 and 2018.last_img read more

Gunmen shoot Tubungan cop to death

first_imgPaurillo was waiting for intelligence operatives of the Tubungan police station to plan the arrest of a wanted person in Barangay Teniente Benito. Paurillo was assigned at the Tubungan police station and on detached service with the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO). Colleagues found him bloodied on the kitchen floor. The gunmen claimed they were NPA rebels. Three of them were wearing facemasks. It happened at around 9:30 p.m. on Monday, according to Police Lieutenant Jose Romel Samson, Tubungan police chief. Spent bullet shells of a .45 pistol and .9MM pistol were recovered from the crime scene. “He was a good officer,” said Samson. Pamuspusan appealed to the people of Tubungan who have knowledge of the incident to cooperate in the investigation. He assured them of protection. (With a report from the Philippine News Agency/PN) “Let us continue to unite and stand against terrorism in Western Visayas so that these ruthless criminals would finally meet their end,” said Pamuspusan. Samson said Paurillo appeared to be the lone target; the gunmen spared Talamillo. Samson said Paurillo was talking to Talamillo when armed men suddenly barged in, then two of them shot the police officer several times.center_img Forty-two-year-old Police Master Sergeant Arnel Paurillo, a resident of Guimbal town, was at the house of civilian friend Rodolfo Talamillo when attacked. Paurillo entered the police service on Sept. 30, 2004. Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, Police Regional Office 6 director, condemned Paurillo’s killing. He ordered an investigation to identify and arrest the suspects. According to the rural health physician of Tubungan, Dr. Antonio Recodo, Paurillo died instantly. ILOILO – Four gunmen who introduced themselves as members of the New People’s Army (NPA) peppered with bullets a policeman in Tubungan town. Why was Police Master Sergeant Arnel Paurillo of the Tubungan, Iloilo police station killed on June 15, 2020? The Police Regional Office 6 has ordered an investigation. PNA PHOTO Police Colonel Paul Kenneth Lucas, IPPO director, said, “We are deeply saddened by the death of Master Sergeant Paurillo in the course of fulfilling his duty to enforce the law and fight criminality.”last_img read more

Martinez calls for loan reforms

first_img ”In my eyes when you reach an agreement for a player to go – whether a loan or permanent transfer – he should be allowed to play,” he said. ”It is a decision you make in a window and I don’t see it as a healthy way to treat a loan player in not letting him play against his parent club. ”If you make the decision to allow a player to go it is because, that season for whatever reason, everyone is happy to see him at another club. ”I think the fairest way is to see what we see in European competition and see a player fully focused for the team he is at and at the end of the season it is a matter of reassessing the situation. ”The loan (system) has a real need in the modern game. It is a very interesting debate and should be something that needs to be looked at. ”Clearly we shouldn’t have two different rules in two different competitions – I think domestic rules should be the same as the European laws in that respect.” On-loan midfielder Gareth Barry is unavailable against parent club Manchester City on Saturday yet Atletico Madrid were able to play goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in their successful Champions League semi-final against Chelsea, despite the Belgian technically belonging to the Stamford Bridge side. Martinez, who has come in for criticism this season for utilising the loan system to bring in Barry, Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, Barcelona’s Gerard Deulofeu and Monaco’s Lacina Traore, believes that is an anomaly which needs rectifying. Everton manager Roberto Martinez has called for a change in Premier League loan rules to bring them into line with European regulations. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Copa America postponed until summer of 2021: CONMEBOL

first_imgBuenos Aires: The Copa America, South America’s regional international football competition, was on Tuesday postponed until the summer of 2021, said CONMEBOL. “After a detailed analysis of the situation regarding the world and regional evolution of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and of the recommendations made by international organizations in the field of public health to take extreme precautions, CONMEBOL announces the postponement of the 47th edition of the CONMEBOL Copa Am�rica to the dates of June 11 to July 11, 2021,” a statement on the official CONMEBOL website said.”The Confederation, with its President Alejandro Dom�nguez in charge, along with the 10 presidents of the different Member Associations, considers that an event of this magnitude deserves that all the attention and effort be focused on its organization — A priority that is now in the background to protect the health and safety of the national teams, fans, the media and host cities,” it said. IANSAlso Read: Argentina to play Chile in Copa America opener Also Watch: Cruise ship tourists in quarantine at Nimati Ghat in Jorhat were released todaylast_img read more