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Colombian Military Forces Deal Triple Blow to ELN

By on December 20, 2020

first_imgBy Yolima Dussán/Diálogo August 18, 2020 The Colombian Military Forces’ General Command (CGFM, in Spanish) reported the  seizure of war material and the destruction of illicit drug labs and illegal mining units, all property of the National Liberation Army (ELN, in Spanish) guerrilla group, in three Colombian departments, between July 13-23.Troops of the Colombian Army’s 10th Brigade display part of the war material seized from the ELN on July 23. (Photo: Colombian Army)The Colombian Army found 33 60-millimeter anti-tank grenades and nearly 1,200 launchers on July 23 in Maicao municipality, La Guajira department, CGFM said in a statement.“Thanks to information from our community, and after the results of intelligence work, we were able to detect and locate this illegal arsenal, which helped us anticipate the ELN’s terrorist actions against the Public Force and the civilian population of La Guajira,” Colombian Army Colonel Enrique Alonso Álvarez Hernández, commander of the 10th Armored Brigade, told the press.In another operation coordinated between the Air Force and the National Police, CGFM reported on July 19 in Chocó, the seizure of eight mining production units on the banks of the Quito and Tadó Rivers that belonged to the ELN’s Che Guevara front. On site, authorities destroyed five dredgers, three excavators, and an engine — all equipment used in the illegal exploitation of mining sites, CGFM added.In the southermost region of the country, in Samaniego municipality, Nariño department, units of the Army’s 3rd Division dealt another blow to the insurgent group on July 13, when units of the 23rd Brigade found and destroyed an ELN lab, including 12 rustic facilities for processing cocaine hydrochloride. The lab could produce around 3 tons of drugs per week, CGFM reported.last_img read more

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Leading man Mookie Betts hits three home runs in Dodgers’ win

By on August 26, 2020

first_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season “It was a great conversation. But at the end of the day, he is all about the team. Whatever I ask, we ask of him, he’s in.”Betts acknowledged that he had talked “a little bit” with Roberts.“I’ve been doing it my whole life so I just think I’m comfortable there,” Betts said. “You only lead off once, but I enjoy getting things started, creating havoc on the basepaths, trying to score one in the first. I definitely take pride in doing that. I think it’s just a comfort thing.”Roberts penciled Betts in as his leadoff hitter Thursday despite facing a right-handed starter in Chris Paddack. The Dodgers’ hottest hitter before his back injury, Seager batted second after batting lower in the lineup most of the time before his injury.That combination clicked in the first inning. Betts was hit by a pitch and scored when Seager homered in his first at-bat since Friday. A.J. Pollock added a solo home run later in the inning and the Dodgers’ offense was on its way.Betts’ first home run of the night came in the second inning off Paddack with Chris Taylor on base. Two innings later, his second home run was a solo shot after Padres reliever Luis Perdomo had already given up a two-run home run to Austin Barnes. It was the first back-to-back home runs of the season for the Dodgers.Betts came up against Perdomo again in the fifth — but only after a replay review overturned an inning-ending double play. Replays showed second baseman Jurickson Profar did not step on the base when he made the turn as Taylor barreled into him.Perdomo fell behind 3-and-0, got a called strike then left a splitter over the plate that Betts hammered into the left-field pavilion.Betts’ three homers came on a first-pitch fastball at 94 mph from Paddack, an 0-and-2 sinker at 95 from Perdomo and the 3-and-1 splitter at 90 mph.Betts beat out an infield single in his fourth at-bat and is now 11 for 25 (.440) with two doubles, four home runs, eight RBIs and eight runs scored in his six starts as the Dodgers’ leadoff hitter. Batting second, he has hit .255.Asked if Betts might bat leadoff again Friday night in Anaheim, Roberts smiled as he said, “There’s a very good possibility of that,” knowing the Angels are scheduled to start a left-hander, Patrick Sandoval.The offensive breakout made life easy for Dodgers starter Julio Urias. He gave up three consecutive hits — including back-to-back home runs by Tommy Pham and Eric Hosmer — with two outs in the first (Pollock running down one of those outs at the wall in left-center) then retired 16 of the next 17 batters into the seventh inning.“It might sound funny but I almost like the fact that they did that to me early because I was able to wake up,” Urias said through an interpreter. “In my previous outings, there were a lot of balls and a lot of walks and that ended up causing way too many pitches. This time I went out there and attacked.”Related Articles PreviousSan Diego Padres left fielder Jorge Mateo watches as a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts clears the wall for a home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Dodgers Mookie Betts, #50, connects for a two-run homer in the 2nd inning against the Padres at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers Joc Pederson, 31, A.J. Pollock, 11, and Mookie Betts, 50, celebrate their 11-2 victory over the Padres at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Mookie Betts during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Padres Jurickson Profar, #10, gets tangled up with Dodgers Chris Taylor, #3, at second base on a double play attempt during inning action at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. Taylor was safe on the play, but Austin Barnes was out at first base. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers Mookie Betts, #50, is greeted by Chris Taylor, #3, after he drove him in on a home run in the 2nd inning against the Padres at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Padres Edward Olivares, #24, can’t get this two-run Home run shot by Dodgers Mookie Betts during 5th inning action at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Padres Tommy Pham, is greeted by Manny Machado, #13, after Pham hit a homer in the first inning against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers A.J. Pollock, #11, connected on this pitch for a home run in the 1st inning against against the Padres at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers Mookie Betts, #50, is greeted by Chris Taylor, #3, after he drove him in on a two run homer during 5th inning action at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers Julio Urias, #7, started for the Dodgers against the Padres at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Padres Eric Hosmer is greeted by Jurickson Profar, #10, after Hosmer homered in the first inning at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Padres Jurickson Profar, #10, makes a DB attempt with Dodgers Chris Taylor, #3, sliding safely into second. Dodgers Austin Barnes was out at 1st on the play during 5th inning action at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers A.J. Pollock, #11, is caught steeling 3rd base by Padres Manny Machado, #13, during 3rd inning action at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers Corey Seager, #5, is greeted by Mookie Betts, #50, after Seager drove Betts in on a home run in the first inning against the Padres at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers Mookie Betts, #50, connects for a two-run homer in the 2nd inning against the Padres at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers manager Dave Roberts presents Cody Bellinger with the golden glove and silver slugger awards before the start of the Dodges-Padres game at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers Corey Seager, #5, is greeted by Mookie Betts, #50, after Seager drove Betts in on a home run in the first inning against the Padres at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers A.J. Pollock, #11, is greeted by Mookie Betts and manager Dave Roberts after he hit a home run in the first inning against the Padres at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers manager Dave Roberts presents Mookie Betts with the silver slugger and golden glove awards before the start of the Dodgers-Padres game at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts, right, keeps distance as he celebrates his second home run of a baseball game with third base coach Dino Ebel during the fourth inning against the San Diego Padres, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates his second homerun of the game with Dino Ebel #12, to take a 9-2 lead over the San Diego Padres, during the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium on August 13, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts, center, celebrates his second home run of a baseball game with Corey Seager as San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges looks away during the fourth inning Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)San Diego Padres left fielder Jorge Mateo watches as a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts clears the wall for a home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Dodgers Mookie Betts, #50, connects for a two-run homer in the 2nd inning against the Padres at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 23Dodgers Mookie Betts, #50, connects for a two-run homer in the 2nd inning against the Padres at Dodger Stadium Thursday, August 13, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)ExpandThe three-homer game was the sixth of Betts’ career. He is tied with Johnny Mize and Sammy Sosa for the most three-homer games in major-league history. Mize did it in 1,884 career games, Sosa in 2,364. Betts’ sixth three-home run game came in his 813th game.“He’s impressive,” said Corey Seager whose return to the lineup after missing five games with a back injury prompted the lineup reconstruction by Dave Roberts. “Obviously that was a really big move for us (trading for Betts and then signing him to a 12-year contract extension) and we’re really excited about it and we’re going to be really excited about it for a really long time. To be able to watch him firsthand, it’s really special.”As the Dodgers’ offense slumped in recent days, there had been some debate about the wisdom of a lineup that had Betts batting second against right-handed pitching while lefties Joc Pederson and Max Muncy batted ahead of him. Both Pederson and Muncy are batting well below .200.Roberts defended the decision, aimed at making it more difficult for opposing managers to get favorable matchups throughout the Dodgers’ lineup. But as he was fending off questions from reporters about the lineup setup, he was also talking to Betts about his preference for hitting leadoff.“We’ve talked a lot about it. The most recent was just a couple days ago, just trying to navigate it,” Roberts said. “I welcome those conversations. It’s just understanding what I’m thinking, what he’s thinking, what’s best for our ballclub. We looked at, or I looked at, how guys were swinging and that’s why I made the decision today once we got Corey back to hit Mookie leadoff because there’s some guys that are struggling and there’s some other guys we’d potentially like to get five at-bats. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire LOS ANGELES — When the man said he liked batting leadoff, he wasn’t lying.Moved back to his preferred spot for only the sixth time this season and first time in 10 games, Mookie Betts had his first multi-home run game as a Dodger, hitting half of their six home runs in an 11-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night.“These times don’t happen very often so you just try to enjoy it when it’s here,” Betts said.He’s wrong. These times happen very often for him. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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City of Wellington issues weed and wild growth policy

By on August 14, 2020

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The following are the policies for City of Wellington weed and wild growth:What is a weed or wild growth?Brush and woody vinesIndigenous grasses that attain large growth and may become a fire hazardGrowth that may bear downy or winged seedsGrowth that harbors pests or verminNon-ornamental grasses or plants that are 12 inches in heightWhat is the property owner’s responsibility?It is the owner’s responsibility to maintain the entirety of their yard (and any other properties they may own). This includes all yard and areas between property lines and centerlines of streets, alleys, easements, and rights-of-ways, public or private.What happens if properties are not maintained?If an owner fails to maintain their property, a Weed Notice will be issued by the City of Wellington Engineering Department. This Notice will remain in effect until December 31, 2015. Separate notices will not be sent for recurring violations throughout the year. Once in place, notices will not be removed for any reason.If an owner does not maintain their property after notice has been issued, the City will mow the property at the owner’s expense. Mowing costs are calculated by a minimum of $100/hr. at a minimum of 1 hour, and then billed in ½ hour increments thereafter to be rounded to the next ½ hour. An Administrative fee of $50 will also be included into the cost.  Recurring violations will be mowed without additional notice.The City of Wellington encourages all property owners to be mindful about the condition of their property. If there are any questions, citizens are encouraged to contact Code Compliance at the City Administration Center at (620)326-3871 or [email protected] us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (8) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Uncommon Sense · 277 weeks ago Good to see that the policy is well defined… NOW ENFORCE IT!!! One of my family members has had to file complaints with the city the past two years over the state of their neighbors yard. Its time the city compliance officer started actually doing their job, instead of just driving around pointlessly all day looking for stray animals. Report Reply 1 reply · active 277 weeks ago -13 Vote up Vote down Marsha · 277 weeks ago Be careful what you wish for…there could be another Dennis Rader around. Report Reply +8 Vote up Vote down Harold Gaines · 277 weeks ago The way I read this, cottonwood, elm and maple trees are now illegal since they are “growth” and have either “downy” or “winged” seeds. Is that correct? If so, that’s going to make Wellington virtually treeless. Perhaps the policy needs to be more specific. Report Reply 1 reply · active 276 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 276 weeks ago I think they’re assuming people aren’t morons. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down WellCitizen · 277 weeks ago It would be nice if they would also issue notices to property owners who have trash and junk all over their property. There is a house on North Poplar where the residents have been throwing their trash under the porch. This house is a health hazard!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 277 weeks ago Or those who so many cars they park their excess cars on church property like 214 w. Lincoln does. Make your own driveway bigger and use your garage! Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down WellHole · 276 weeks ago What about the house on the corner of Morning Side Drive owned by the Carroll’s with broken down vehicles, grass and vines up to your head and trash every where. Report Reply 0 replies · active 276 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down SuCo Pride · 276 weeks ago Or how about any of you take the time to file a proper complaint with the City regarding any of these properties. This is more often than not Complaint Driven Enforcement, so take the first step. For the record, the first step isn’t a complaint post on the Cow. Report Reply 0 replies · active 276 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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