Over 500 Colombians Flee from Villages due to Armed Confrontations

first_imgBy Dialogo January 15, 2013 At least 532 people were displaced from a town in the Colombian district of Chocó (west) due to confrontations between armed groups, official sources informed on January 10. “This massive displacement took place on January 8, when these armed groups were confronted by a territorial dispute in the community, causing panic among the population,” the municipality of Litoral del San Juan explained on its website. After leaving their homes, about 7,200 displaced inhabitants are still sheltered in shelters in Docordó, the Colombian government’s Unit for Integral Attention and Reparation of Victims explained in a statement. The unit is investigating the identity of the confronted groups involved in the area. The displaced belong to an African-Colombian community. Lately, indigenous Wounann communities nearby have also been affected by violence, and they have been encountering problems while moving around in the area to get food, the municipality informed. Colombia has over 3.7 million displaced people, one of the highest figures in the world, because of criminal gangs, leftist guerrillas, and other actors in the armed conflict, which the country has been enduring for close to fifty years.last_img read more

iPhone SE 2021 Will Not Arrive in the First Half of Next Year: Ming-Chi Kuo

first_imgiPhone SE 2021 (not the official name) will not be launched in the first half of next year as was expected by the industry, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has shared. The highly popular iPhone SE (2020) that brought great performance at a relatively budget-friendly price had fans looking forward to a 2021 model. However, an alleged report by Kuo states that there may not be a new iPhone SE in the first half of 2021. The report states that there is stiff competition between four Apple suppliers for the anticipated iPhone 13’s cameras that might hinder the production of a new iPhone SE.According to a report by MyFixGuide citing Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, there will not be an iPhone SE in the first half of 2021. iPhone SE (2020) was released in April this year with internal hardware of the iPhone 11 in the body of an iPhone 8, with a few differences. It is the cheapest iPhone model available and became quite popular among the masses upon launch. Fans who were expecting a 2021 version of the iPhone SE in the first half of next year may have to wait longer.- Advertisement – The report states that Kuo believes the market underestimates the impact of the competition being faced by Taiwan’s Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO), a company that provides camera hardware to Apple. There seems to be three other players – Largan Precision, Semco (Samsung Electro-mechanics), and a new firm named Sunny Optical. It is believed that due to this competition, Apple’s production plans for the iPhone SE 2021 model will be hindered.The report further adds that GSEO might lose orders for the ultra-wide-angle lens in the yet-unannounced iPhone 13 due to the competition. It is being estimated that while GSEO fulfilled 50 percent orders of the ultra-wide lens for iPhone 12, that number may come down to 30 percent for iPhone 13.As of now, Apple has not shared any information on iPhone SE 2021 or iPhone 13.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.last_img read more

Kendrick Norton deemed at fault for wreck that resulted in amputated arm

first_imgNorton, 22, has been in the hospital since the July 4 crash, where doctors were forced to amputate his arm due to the severity of his injuries. He’s already undergone four surgeries and more are expected as he prepares to get a prostheitc arm. Norton’s NFL career is now over, but the league has agreed to cover all his medical costs. His agent, Malki Kawa, said that Norton’s “spirits are up considering the traumatic accident that he suffered and he’s thankful for the support.”The Dolphins claimed Norton off waivers from the Panthers in 2018. He was placed on Miami’s 53-man roster and expected to compete for playing time this season along the defensive line.The former collegiate standout was a seventh-round draft pick by the Panthers in 2018 after he had 84 tackles, 18 for loss, five sacks and a forced fumble over his three-year career at the University of Miami. NFL training camp 2019: Surprising roster cuts to watch for Kendrick Norton was at fault for the car wreck that resulted in him sustaining severe injuries and ultimately resulted in his arm getting amputated, according to the crash report obtained by ESPN.The Dolphins defensive tackle was ticketed for improper lane change, which caused the chain of events that led to the horrific crash. According to Florida Highway Patrol’s report, Norton was driving his Ford F250 truck on the outside lane of State Road 836 in the Miami area when he made a quick turn to try and get to the inside lanes going southbound. Redskins’ Josh Norman runs with bulls in Pamplona, Spain: It was ‘crazy’ As he sped up and changed lanes, he clipped the front of a Maserati, which caused Norton to crash into a concrete barrier and overturn the truck.Per the report, the driver of the Maserati was able to stop on his own. Drugs and alcohol were not considered a factor in the crash. Related News Hue Jackson hopes to be an NFL head coach againlast_img read more

Svitolina suffers against Bouzkova to win in Monterrey

first_imgThus, Svitolina, who began as the primary seed, inherited the throne that the Spanish-Venezuelan Garbiñe Muguruza had occupied in the earlier two editions, absent on this event from the Mexican occasion.The Ukrainian added her first trophy of the season against a participant who performed the primary skilled closing of her profession. This title is the fourteenth of his sports activities profession, however the first since he gained the 2018 WTA Finals. The Ukrainian tennis participant Elina Svitolina was proclaimed champion of the match in Monterrey (Mexico) this Sunday, scoring for the WTA and which takes place on exhausting courtroom, after profitable the Czech in the ultimate Marie Bouzkova for 3 units (7-5, 4-6, 6-4) in a sport that lasted till three hours.last_img

Guyana eyes half a million tourists by 2025

first_img…as President commits resourcesThe Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) has celebrated its 25th Anniversary with the Annual President’s Award Ceremony and Reception held at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown on Saturday evening.The scores of dignitaries in attendance heard that Guyana is looking to secure an annual arrival rate of half a million visitors by 2025 — up from the 235,000 visitors who landed in Guyana last year. A six per cent increase in arrivals over the same period in 2016 has thus far been recorded for the first quarter of 2017.First Lady Sandra Granger seems impressed by the craftsmanship shown in these locally-made ornaments In addressing the stakeholders, President Granger pledged that, while Tourism is private sector-driven, the State will continue to support the industry through development of the relevant infrastructure, such as improved aerodromes, bridges, highways and stellings; and Government will continue to provide resources, within its means, to promote the country.“We must bequeath it to our children and grandchildren, mustn’t we?” he declared.Speaking to his commitment to protect Guyana and is natural endowment, President Granger reminded that he had personally signing the COP 21 Paris Accord, and added: “Like other people, I am not about to erase my signature,” probably taking a direct swipe at US President Donald Trump, who recently withdrew from the accord.The President reminded of his government’s commitment to establish a green capital town in every region, inclusive of a legally designated protected area. This announcement was greeted with stirring applause from tourism stakeholders gathered for the reception.Expressing gratitude to the diaspora, which he recognised as Guyana’s most generous Tourism customer, the President said, “We have all witnessed the annual pilgrimages of the diaspora to our annual festivals.” He identified activities such as Mashramani, regattas and ‘town days’ held across the country as opportune occasions to witness the pilgrimages he was talking about.According to the President, the diaspora should not be underestimated; and though representing a small market, has been “a reliable and faithful market for our tourism.”Shaun McGrath, who also served as a four-term president of THAG and was an integral member in its start-up, was adjudged the winner of the 2017 Hall of Fame Award   Business Minister Dominic Gaskin, who holds responsibility for the tourism sector in Guyana, declared that even with an unimpressive growth rate in the industry, Guyana can, by 2025, begin receiving up to 500,000 tourists. He cautioned, however, that receiving that many tourists in Guyana would require a corresponding preparation in terms of services and infrastructure.Gaskin spoke to the need for Guyana to be able to handle at least five 737 aircraft, a number of smaller hotels, dozens more restaurants, hundreds more taxis, and a range of other infrastructure, including a bridged Essequibo River.He also spoke to the need to have significantly more accommodation in the hinterland, including additional airlift for interior locations and improved telecommunication and other tourist-related services.Thus he pointed out that while there is optimism in anticipated tourism arrivals, there needs to be corresponding infrastructure in place.THAG President Andrea de Caires, in her opening address to the gathering, called on the administration to pay more attention to the sector, and in fact to invest some of the anticipated oil revenues in the sector.She traced the evolution of THAG over its 25 years of existence, and spoke to some of the challenges faced and lessons learnt over the years. De Caires said that in light of advances made over the years, it is right and fitting to not only treat with the tourism sector as the economy prepares to launch its oil and gas sector, but to also invest some of the oil revenues in the sector.She was convinced that the Tourism sector has, over the years, evolved into a key contributor to the economy; and she said this is projected to only improve in the coming years. By the evening’s end, the following awards had been handed out: Hotel of the Year, Resort/Lodge of the Year, Direct Tourism Services Award, Tourism Supporting Services, and the Hall of Fame Award.The Grand Coastal, Pegasus Guyana and Cara Lodge were each nominated for the President’s 2017 Award, but it was taken by Grand Coastal. Nominees for the Resort/Lodge award were Rewa Eco Lodge, Baganara Resort and Atta Rainforest Lodge. The winner was Rewa Eco Lodge.Trans Guyana Airways, Bushmasters, and Old Fort Tours were also nominated for an award, but the winner was Bushmasters.The Tourism Supporting Services’ nominees were: Nurse Marcy Gravesande, Demerara Distillers Limited, and Canadian Executive Services Overseas. The winner was Demerara Distillers Limited.The Hall of Fame Award nominees were: Public Communication Minister Cathy Hughes, who has been a member of THAG for over 20 years and has also served in the post of President; Iwokrama Rainforest Centre, established in 1996 under a mandate shared by the Guyana Government and the Commonwealth; Shaun McGrath, who also served as a four-term president of THAG and was an integral member of its start-up; and Captain Mazahar Ally of Air Services Limited. McGrath was adjudged the winner of the 2017 Hall of Fame Awardlast_img read more