Colombia and Honduras Work Together on Educational Issues

first_imgBy Colombian War College December 29, 2016 Major General Juan Carlos Salazar Salazar, president of the Colombian War College (ESDEGUE, per its Spanish acronym), and Brigadier General Jorge Arnoldo Fuentes Hernández, provost of Honduras’s Defense University, signed an academic cooperation agreement between both educational institutions in late November. The agreement was formalized on the principles of alignment and mutual support between the two Latin American countries. The joint effort calls for student and teacher exchanges, sharing scientific research, and other activities of common interest that may allow for the best use of human talent, infrastructure, and teamwork in educational, training, and specialization programs. It also deals with the exchange of information about graduate programs and the development of joint research projects and activities that may contribute to solving their shared national defense and security issues. In the official ceremony, the president of ESDEGUE recalled the transnational realities and threats common to the region, and emphasized the need to join forces to confront them. “No one is able to solve these problems alone. That is why we need each other,” he said. The provost of Honduras’s Defense University celebrated the signing of the cooperation agreement and highlighted the vast experience Colombia has in the field. “We know that accords are needed with other countries that are much more developed than Honduras. That is why this accord with Colombia is needed,” he stated. The mission of Honduras’s Defense University is to provide training and specialization to professionals in the military, aeronautical, and naval sciences, and to develop their leadership, technical, educational and administrative capabilities. It also includes providing them with a solid ethical and moral formation that will allow them to plan the defense of their homeland, the strengthening of their state, and the peace and stability of their democracy. The Colombian War College provides an interdisciplinary educational approach to training military strategy leaders, as well as national and international civilian leaders to face security and defense challenges.last_img read more

Cricket News Rampaging Rashid Khan takes Afghanistan to series sealing win

first_imgDehradun: Rashid Khan on Wednesday produced another magical spell of spin bowling as Afghanistan wrapped up a six wicket win over Bangladesh to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match T20 series.Rashid’s four-wicket haul helped Afghanistan limit Bangladesh to 134 for eight before Samiullah Shenwari (49 off 40) and Mohammad Nabi (31* off 15) did a fine job in what turned out to be a comfortable chase in 18.5 overs.Nabi dispatched Rubel Hossain for a four and six to finish the match in style.Afghanistan had also won the opening T20 on Sunday in convincing fashion. The final game will be played on Thursday.Earlier, Rashid ran amok in the 16th over of the Bangladesh innings, sending back Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan (3), a set Tamim Iqbal (43 off 48) and Mossadek Hossain (0) to leave Bangladesh gasping at 103 for seven.Bangladesh, who were 81 for three in the first 10 overs, could only muster 53 in the next 60 balls with the loss of five wickets.The wrecker-in-chief was the unstoppable Rashid, who ended up with figures of four for 12 in four overs. In the series opener too, the 19-year-old had produced a decisive performance, taking three for 13 in three overs.After having Shakib caught at long-on, Rashid removed Iqbal and Hossain with his well disguised googly to be on a hat-trick for the second time in as many games.The other spinners Mohammad Nabi (2/19 in four overs) and Mujeed Zadran (0/15 in four overs) too did their job as Bangladesh batsmen failed to break the shackles.Unlike the previous game, Bangladesh skipper Shakib thought it was best to bat first on a slow surface.The spirited Afghanistan team struck in the second over when Liton Das pulled a short delivery from pacer Shapoor Zadran straight into the hands of the deep square leg fielder.Sabbir Rahman (13) threw his wicket-way after smashing Shapoor for three successive fours to leave Bangladesh at 30 for two in the fifth over.Then came the 45-run stand between Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim (22) but the latter’s fall led to a complete batting surrender. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Lloris ‘one of the best’ for Pochettino as Spurs grind out another win

first_imgSpurs were dealt an injury blow when Kieran Trippier limped off midway through the first half with a groin injury, but Pochettino is hopeful he could still be fit for England’s upcoming internationals with the USA and Croatia.Palace were also missing star man Wilfried Zaha due to a hamstring injury.The Eagles still haven’t won a Premier League game without Zaha since September 2016 and despite Palace boss Roy Hodgson insisting they could have won the game, the Ivorian’s end product was missed.“I know we didn’t lose the game today just because Wilf wasn’t there,” said the former England manager.“They took advantage from a corner with one of the very few chances they had, whereas we laboured away and didn’t take one of ours.”Shorn of Zaha’s pace on the break, Palace looked most likely to score via a set-piece and James Tomkins headed wide when unmarked at the back post from Luka Milivojevic’s corner just after the break.Yet, it was ultimately Palace’s own inability to defend a simple corner that saw them lose for the sixth time in their last seven games.Foyth will have happier memories of his second Premier League start as he gratefully headed home from close range while Jordan Ayew dithered.Palace did at least ensure a frantic finale as Jeffrey Schlupp’s shot from just outside the box forced Lloris into his first serious save.Lloris also denied Andros Townsend in the closing stages, but his best save came from Sorloth’s near-post drive to keep Tottenham in the title hunt. London, United Kingdom | AFP | Mauricio Pochettino insisted he never had any doubt goalkeeper Hugo Lloris would repay his faith after the French number one kept Crystal Palace at bay as Tottenham ground out a 1-0 win at Selhurst Park.Argentine centre-back Juan Foyth’s first senior goal 24 minutes from time was the difference between the sides as a torrential downpour affected conditions.But Spurs needed their captain to produce a big save as the game entered stoppage time from Alexander Sorloth to secure a fifth straight Premier League away win to move just two points behind leaders Manchester City.Lloris has been much-criticised this season as he admitted to a drink-driving charge in September and a series of errors in the Champions League have also cost Spurs on the field.However, Pochettino has stood by the man who lifted the World Cup for France this summer.“I am happy with him. (Players) are not machines, they can have an up or down,” said Pochettino. “Hugo is one of the best, there is no doubt.”Foyth, 20, also showed impressive character to bounce back after conceding two penalties on his Premier League debut last weekend at Wolves.“I was a centre-back and you are involved in this type of situations, but the confidence in him from the club, from us and his team-mates is massive,” added Pochettino.“Today he showed great character, great personality to do so well.“He’s so mature, (he) is a player for me that has all the potential to be one of the best centre-backs in Europe.”– Spurs show toughness –At the end of a gruelling run of five games in 12 days, Spurs were again far from their best.But contrary to Tottenham sides of old, Pochettino’s current crop have shown a resilience to put a mounting injury list and uncertainty over when the club’s new stadium will be completed behind them, to keep grinding out results.“It’s been a massive effort from the players and staff,” said Pochettino.“Maybe the performance wasn’t the best, but the belief and fight was there. I’m so happy for that.” Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more