Peru and Ecuador Evaluate Security and Confidence-Building Measures

first_imgBy Dialogo February 01, 2012 Representatives of the Peruvian and Ecuadorean governments, accompanied by military and police personnel from both countries, met in Quito to evaluate security and confidence-building measures, the Ecuadorean foreign ministry announced on January 30. The deputy foreign ministers of Ecuador, Kintto Lucas, and Peru, José Meier, held talks in the framework of the third meeting of the Bi-national Commission on Confidence-Building and Security Measures, at which the issue of a booklet for regulating the activities of government forces along the border was addressed. They also examined aspects of a humanitarian demining program in the border area, as well as the exchange of reports on defense spending and the control of illegal border crossings. “We should work without cease to establish more firmly each day the trust that should preside over the relationship between the Ecuadorean and Peruvian Armed Forces and police,” Meier affirmed. The two countries signed a peace agreement in 1998, following a long-standing territorial dispute that led to several wars. The Ecuadorean deputy defense minster, Rosa Mercedes Pérez, and the Peruvian deputy defense minister for policy, Wilver Calle Santillán, also participated in the meeting, along with military and police personnel from both nations. On January 19, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa announced that he will meet with his Peruvian counterpart, Ollanta Humala, in February, as part of a meeting between the two countries’ ministerial cabinets.last_img read more

Plenty of Pac-12 memories this year

first_imgWell, it’s over. The Pac-12 football season came and went in a flurry of exhausting games, thrilling finishes and broken records. With only Friday’s conference championship left to play, a solid half of the Pac-12 can claim a spot in the College Football Playoff rankings, with three of those teams in the top-15. No. 2 Oregon has the inside track to an NCAA playoff berth, while the upstart Arizona Wildcats would also have a strong postseason case with a win on Friday. Ducks’ quarterback Marcus Mariota is the frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy, and several players — including USC redshirt junior quarterback Cody Kessler — have used this season as a springboard for future Heisman campaigns. To cap things off, USC junior defensive end Leonard Williams could be chosen No. 1 overall in next spring’s NFL draft. So yeah, 2014 has been a pretty good year for the Pac-12 and an eye-opening one for the rest of the nation.Way back in mid-October, when I gave out my midseason conference awards, I mentioned how crazy the year had been to that point. As they say, I hadn’t seen anything yet. In that spirit, and in response to a poll, here are some of my favorite moments from a wild season.Down go the CardinalWith one sack of Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan, USC senior linebacker J.R. Tavai set the course for the entire the Pac-12 football season.“To be honest, it felt like a normal play,” Tavai said way back on Sept. 8, after his forced fumble secured a 13-10 for the Trojans. “But making a play that big comes once in a while. When the opportunity comes, you just gotta take it.”Tavai’s hit sent Stanford on a downward spiral, and the Cardinal’s 7-5 record was the team’s worst mark since 2008. Though head coach David Shaw’s squad ended the season on a high note with a 31-10 bludgeoning of UCLA, Stanford’s regression allowed Oregon to seize control of the Pac-12 north with little to no competition.NeuHeismanThis was supposed to be UCLA’s year. The Bruins clocked in at No. 7 in the AP preseason rankings, and expectations were sky high for quarterback Brett Hundley and the boys from Westwood. Though the team’s up-and-down regular season ended one win short of a Pac-12 Championship berth, UCLA’s postseason dreams were very much alive going into a marquee matchup with Texas on Sept. 13. Unfortunately, the Bruins faced the Longhorns without Hundley, and after two shaky wins with the Heisman candidate at the helm, things did not look good for head coach Jim Mora’s squad. But it wouldn’t be Pac-12 football if everything went as planned.In one of the most touching and surreal moments I’ve seen on television, backup quarterback Jerry Neuheisel led the Bruins on a game-winning drive while his dad — former UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel — cheered him on in the Pac-12 Networks’ San Francisco studio. The Bruins picked up a 20-17 win, and the family got a memory that will last a lifetime.Answered prayersHow many Hail Mary passes were completed in the Pac-12 this season? In the immortal words of Lebron James, “not one, not two, not three, not four … ” O.K., there were only three, but boy, did they come at memorable moments.Arizona wideout Austin Hill started the trend, hauling in a 47-yard touchdown in the final seconds of a Sept. 20 victory over Cal. Only a week later, Kessler found sophomore wide receiver Darreus Rogers for a 48-yard score just before halftime of a win over Oregon State.In a perfect example of the nuthouse that is the Pac-12, the next week brought a third Hail Mary pass, once again of the game-winning variety. Weirdly, I don’t remember this one as well. Arizona State was involved. It’s possible USC may have been there as well. Who really knows? Either way, these exciting moments were more than an aberration. They are a sign of a deep, talented conference with little separation between the top teams. And there’s nothing wrong with that.Mannion’s MomentThis season didn’t go as planned for Oregon State. Coming off of a promising seven-win campaign, the Beavers finished 5-7, one win short of bowl eligibility. That did not stop quarterback Sean Mannion, however, who cemented himself among the Pac-12’s greatest ever signal-callers during a Nov. 1 loss to Cal. Mannion passed Matt Barkley’s career mark of 12,327 yards, becoming the conference’s most prolific passer of all-time. The record helped salvage a difficult season in Corvallis, Oregon, and will likely propel Mannion into a prime spot in the NFL draft.Scooby snackMany Pac-12 players had outstanding years, but few had the sheer impact of Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright III. Pundits are favorably comparing Wright’s 2014 season to Manti Te’o’s 2012 campaign, in which the Notre Dame linebacker finished second in Heisman Trophy voting. The statistics are certainly there; Wright’s 139 tackles, 27 tackles for loss and six forced fumbles all rank first or tied for first in the conference. Statistics, however, cannot describe the moment that defined Wright’s season and established the Wildcats as a legitimate national contender.Late in the fourth quarter of Arizona’s Oct. 2 upset of No. 2 Oregon, the Ducks had the ball with an opportunity to tie the game. In a matchup of the Pac-12’s eventual offensive and defensive players of the year, Wright sacked Mariota at the Ducks’ 39-yard-line, stripping the ball with one hand and sealing a 31-24 victory. The play crushed Oregon’s dream of an undefeated season and helped set up Friday’s all-important rematch.All of these moments capture the beauty and pain of college football, a sport that allowed Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday to throw for an NCAA-record 734 pass yards in a single game — and still lose. The Pac-12 encapsulates everything I love about football; cutting-edge schemes, unique atmospheres, weekly upsets and the joy/agony of never knowing what’ll happen next. Here’s to 2014, and bring on next season!Will Hanley is a junior majoring in political science and communication. He is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Sports Willustrated,” ran Thursdays and will return next fall.last_img read more

Braves rains on Thanksgiving feast for Nelson, edge Leafs 5-3

first_imgNick Farmer scored three times to power the Spokane Braves to a 5-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Nelson Leafs Sunday afternoon in the Lilac City.The win allowed the Braves, one of the youngest teams in the KIJHL, to keep pace with the Murdoch Division leading Leafs.It was also the first time this season Spokane has defeated the Leafs.Nelson, trailing 2-0 after the first period, rallied back to tie the game on a pair of goal by Colton Mamlsten — the second coming on the power play.But Uriah Machuga scored with 43 seconds remaining in the middle frame to put Spokane in the lead for good.Farmer scored his second of the game seven minutes into the third period to increase the lead to 4-2.Patrick Martens answered Farmer with a goal six minutes remaining in the game.With Leaf goalie Patrick Defoe on the bench for an extra attacker, Farmer scores his third of the game into an empty net.Nelson, 8-3-0-1, out shot the Braves 43-34 in the game. The Leafs remain three points in front of idle Beaver Valley, but have played three more games.Nelson remains on the road for a pair of games Friday in Summerland and Saturday in Penticton.Next home game is Wednesday, October 19th against Beaver [email protected]last_img read more

ARM developing medical devices for chronic conditions

first_imgDigital health firm US TrustedCare and ARM, a leader in the semiconductor market, have announced a partnership to build medical devices for people with chronic conditions.The new collaboration will give third-parties access to variety of secure, authenticated, and auditable medical information. US TrustedCare said it will focus on the transition period, as patients recover at home.See Also: SoftBank banks hard into IoT with $32b ARM buyoutARM and US TrustedCare will build firmware, software, and APIs for healthcare and wellness, using existing industry standards. Third-parties will be able to integrate medical management systems seamlessly, according to the firm.“ARM is the most widely deployed processor technology in smartphones and wearables, devices we expect to be the main platform for securely gathering medical data and acquiring a patient’s biometric identity and consent,” said Shiv Ramamurthi, health care technology director at ARM.“US TrustedCare is a pioneer in remote monitoring and together we can help improve healthcare efficiency by enabling providers to gather trusted data, helping them make timely clinical decisions and deliver better care at lower cost.”ARM and US TrustedCare submitted a joint proposal to the “Move Health Data Forward Challenge,” sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which was chosen as a winner of Phase 1.“TrustedCare is focused on allowing health care providers to work in a coordinated way to enable the sustained recovery of patients. We are excited to work with ARM to create a new level of capability that allows providers to deliver more positive outcomes for patients as well as benefiting from the shared savings that will be generated,” said TrustedCare CEO, Ramkrishna Prakash. 8 Unusual Ideas for a Dentistry Business David Curry Tags:#ARM#Healthcare#medical#US TrustedCare#wearable FDA Extends Collaboration on Living Heart Proje…center_img Related Posts How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Can IoT Bridge The Gaps In Modern Mental Health…last_img read more

Pangilinan: PH ‘putting very good bid’ to host 2023 Fiba World Cup

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ “The Filipino people deserve it,” he said. “I’m guardedly optimistic and cautiously optimistic. We’re keeping our fingers crossed. We’re putting a very good bid so let’s see.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Manny V. Pangilinan. file photoFor Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan, he sees the country winning the hosting rights for the 2023 Fiba World Cup as his lasting legacy for Philippine basketball.“For the country, it will be a great Christmas gift and it will be great honor. If anything, if there’s any legacy I’d like to leave to the sport of basketball, it’s that after so many years, the Philippines will once again be the center of the world in the sport of basketball,” Pangilinan said.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101center_img LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Castro leading the way for Gilas in World Cup qualifiers Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC After yielding the 2019 Fiba World Cup hosting rights to China, the Philippines’ hopes in hosting the global hoops extravaganza was fanned once again as it joined forces with Japan and Indonesia in submitting a joint hosting bid for the 2023 edition.The three-nation proposal made the final cut together with the joint bid of Argentina and Uruguay. The two candidates are set to present their proposals before the Fiba Central Board on December 9, where the decision will also be known.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIf the Philippines’ joint bid do get the nod, venues like Smart Araneta Coliseum and Mall of Asia Arena are expected to stage games, while the cavernous Philippine Arena is also eyed to host the championship game.Pangilinan said he’s really praying to the heavens that Fiba finally gives the country the green light in hosting the Fiba World Cup, noting that if there’s a country in the world which loves the sport of basketball more than anyone, it’s definitely the Filipinos. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortlast_img read more

Ceres: Mission possible vs Tajiks

first_imgBACOLOD CITY—Southeast Asian zone champion Ceres-Negros tries to pull off the improbable when they host Istiklol of Tajikistan on Tuesday in the second leg of their AFC Cup inter-zone semifinal clash at Panaad Stadium.Beaten 0-4 in Dushanbe three weeks ago by the Tajik champions, the Busmen would need some sort of miracle to stay in the title hunt in the competition.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim UP hopeful Ricafort can still play Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelocenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The Busmen, who ruled the Asean zone at the expense of Singapore’s Home United, are unbeaten at home in this year’s AFC Cup, but the match will be their biggest test yet not only because of the strength of the opposition, but also because of the deficit they are facing.Ceres goalkeeper Roland Muller isn’t ruling out a mighty fightback from the Busmen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“Coming back from 4-0 is not easy but it’s not impossible,” said Muller. “We know what we did right and what we did wrong in the first leg. We’re playing at home so that should be a big boost for us.”The Busmen yielded twice in each half in Dushanbe as Istiklol capitalized on some poor defending from the Filipino side. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul “We were very soft defensively and we conceded easy goals,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic, referring to their performance in the Tajik capital. “But this is football and anything can happen [on Tuesday night].”Spanish central defender Super Herrera returns from suspension, while Martin Steuble looks fit to start at rightback, giving the back line some stability and experience.“My players are ready to give everything,” added Vidakovic.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

10 months agoGladbach table cash bid for West Ham defender Reece Oxford

first_imgGladbach table cash bid for West Ham defender Reece Oxfordby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Monchengladbach have tabled a cash bid to West Ham for Reece Oxford.The England U21 international spent last season on-loan at Gladbach, where he impressed, before choosing to stay with the Hammers this term.However, after a lack of playing chances under manager Manuel Pellegrini, Oxford is now prepared to leave this month.BILD says Gladbach are eager to re-sign Oxford and have tabled a €12m bid for the youngster.Gladbach chief Max Eberl wants to bring back Oxford primarily as a centre-half, where they’re short of options. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

13 days agoSolskjaer sets himself target to keep Man Utd job

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer sets himself target to keep Man Utd jobby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes a top six finish will see his job safe.The Daily Mail says privately, Solskjaer feels he will have to finish in the top six as a bare minimum this season to keep his job and would need to win a trophy next year.The club are prepared to give the under-fire manager some time given the rebuilding job needed.But significantly the new transfer policy, which began last summer with the acquisitions of Harry Maguire, Aaron wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, is now the blueprint for future windows regardless who is in the hot seat. last_img

Malaysian exPM slapped with new charge over 1MDB scandal

first_imgKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been charged with tampering with the final audit report into a defunct state investment fund, adding to a long list of corruption allegations against him since his ouster in May elections.Najib was charged along with Arul Kanda Kandasamy, the former head of the 1MDB fund, which is being investigated in the U.S. and other countries for alleged cross-border embezzlement and money laundering.Najib pleaded not guilty Wednesday to abusing power to order the modification of the report in February 2016 before it was presented to the Public Accounts Committee, in order to protect himself from disciplinary and legal action. Kandasamy also pleaded not guilty to abetting Najib.The auditor-general said last month some details had been removed from the 1MDB report.The Associated Presslast_img read more