Rivera, who traveled directly to the operations center from which the pursuit of this terrorist faction is being coordinated, called on the inhabitants of El Vichada, who have been victims of this criminal for years, to denounce him and enable the authorities to determine his location. The defense minister also called on Prada to demobilize and reintegrate into society: “For his own part, I call on him to demobilize, as ‘alias Karina’ did in the past, and so be able to contribute to doing the country a service after causing it so much harm. We believe in second chances, and a good part of the success of this policy can be inferred from demobilizations,” Rivera said. “We’re concentrating on two fronts at present: achieving the return to freedom of the topographer who continues to be held and in second place, definitively dismantling this much-reduced FARC structure by neutralizing its leader, ‘alias Gochornea,’” the minister maintained. Finally, he affirmed that military operations will continue until they have obtained the liberation of the topographer who remains in the FARC’s power following the release of the other twenty-two employees under pressure from the troops. In Cumaribo, Vichada, Colombian Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera offered a reward of 250 million pesos (approximately 135,000 dollars), for information enabling the neutralization of José Alirio Prada, alias Gochornea, leader of the FARC’s Front 16, a terrorist structure responsible for kidnapping twenty-three employees of a petroleum exploration contractor working in the region. By Dialogo March 14, 2011
by: Austin WentzlaffBig Data/Analytics has been buzzing around different industries for some time now. A prime example is how Amazon used Big Data/Analytics to dominate the retail industry. For the Credit Union Industry, 2014 was the year for Big Data/Analytics. Credit unions are beginning to realize the value of data-driven decision-making and starting to turn the buzz of Big Data/Analytics into reality. As 2014 comes to an end, I have taken the liberty of compiling some of the industry’s favorite Big Data/Analytics related articles from OnApproach’s blog, The Decision Marker. Here is part one of two. Enjoy!7 Challenges to Consider when Building a Data WarehouseThe first step in embarking on the Big Data/Analytics journey is consolidating all disparate data into one “single source of truth.” For credit unions, with many different sources system, this is no easy task. Before embarking on that journey, there are several obstacles to consider. See the full list here…Apple Pay: A Heads up for Credit UnionsMobile payments took a huge leap in 2014 with Apple’s announcement of Apple Pay. This disruption in payments will have a tremendous impact on the financial services industry, especially the smaller players. As credit unions work on the 2015 strategic plans, there are critical issues that need to be addressed. Read more here…3 Credit Union Trends on Big DataAt the fall conference on Big Data hosted by Wikibon, there were several Big Data trend. Of these trends, there were three main takeaways that credit unions should consider as they plan for 2015. The 3 credit union trends on Big Data can be viewed here… continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
by: Joe WinnA month back, we took on the mysterious hashtag, #. Case closed. You’ve got that character down. Was it you who shared, “Tuesday our #creditunion branch served 300 members. Before lunch! #nowimhungry”?There is another mysterious symbol hiding in plain sight. You know it as the thing in e-mails. Yes, the @. Fun fact: It has no formal name in the English language. “At sign” is the closest we have to an official reference. Spanish speakers recognize “arroba” to describe it.It’s for more than e-mails? Yes, and it also drives all of us nuts when we have to write one on paper. It’s the (arguably) more important companion of the hashtag. Don’t tell, though. It’ll be #reallyupset.While the hashtag identifies and unifies phrases or comments, the @ unifies people. When you put one of these little guys in front of someone’s username, it becomes a “mention”. That user then gets notified of your post. Say I shared on Twitter (tweeted): “@CUNA, great work in representing Credit Union interests nationwide!” The manager of CUNA’s Twitter account would receive a notification of my post, and they could then reply publicly by writing “@JoeCUGeek” (my current Twitter handle) in their post. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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Thiago Silva became one of the best defenders of his generation, but over a decade ago the Brazilian was weeks away from death after catching tuberculosis. The PSG centre back, who is wanted by Chelsea to sure up the West Londoner’s defence, was diagnosed with the bacterial infection while at Dynamo Moscow in 2005. At just 21 years old, Silva was hospitalised for six months while Russian doctors treated him for the condition he contracted six months before the illness was detected. The tuberculosis was so advanced, docs even considered removing part of his lungs to ensure his survival. But his mother, Angela, and wife, Isabelle stepped in advising against surgery that would’ve put pay to Silva’s football dreams before it had even started. “That would have ended my career, I needed guardian angels to take me away,” Silva told AP. Silva, now, 35, was signed by Dynamo from Porto in January 2005 for a fee of around £3.5m. Despite not playing a single game for the Portuguese giants, other than a smattering of matches in the reserves in the second division, Dynamo took a punt on the unknown entity. The Russian club’s President, Alexei Fedorychev had big plans for Dynamo that year, bringing in seven players from Portugal that January. He even appointed experienced Brazilian manager Ivo Wortmann to ensure the language barrier wasn’t a problem for the new signings and his team could challenge for the Premier League. But club doctors were surprised that Silva was getting tired so quickly. They also were shocked that most of their new recruits were bought without proper medical checks. Silva became very ill, suffering from symptoms including a high temperature, coughing fits, and severe sweating. Clearly it wasn’t a case of the flu, he was sent to the hospital where doctors conducted a series of tests to determine what was wrong. They were stunned to learn he was suffering from tuberculosis and had been for six months prior to their discovery. Simply put, doctors told him he was two weeks away from death and was extremely lucky the disease was caught when it was. “In 2005 I was sent out on loan to Dynamo Moscow, but the city was horrible, I was cold and got ill,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport magazine Sport Week back in 2011. “I was in the hospital for six months. I was 10kg overweight and, despite everyone else in the hospital being so skinny and not wanting to eat, I was always hungry. read also:Thiago Silva confirms Fiorentina talks “My mother said I didn’t look ill, but I couldn’t move. “The doctors would tell me to get up and go for a walk, but I couldn’t do it. This disease is also contagious, so I was put in isolation, only able to play computer games and go on the internet. read also:Thiago Silva confirms Fiorentina talks “Every now and then a doctor would come in and give me an injection, three or four times a day, plus 10-15 pills. “I eventually found out that I’d had tuberculosis for six months. The doctors said if another two weeks had passed, I might not have been able to recover. “I almost died. This is why, whenever I play, I think back to those moments in Russia.” During his treatment, medical staff advised the central defender he needed to have a part of his right lung cut out to survive the ordeal. Effectively, that would’ve meant he would have to quit football. “I told them no one would open my husband up and end his dream,” wife Isabelle told AP. “I am not a doctor, but no one believed he should go through surgery. “To see him wearing the Brazil shirt is a victory for us all, especially those that know him from those days.” During that dark time, Silva thought about retiring, despite being given a clean bill of health. It was the second time in his life he considered quitting the game. “I had thought of quitting football altogether,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport magazine Sport Week. “There was another occasion when I went to Flamengo for a trial and after two sessions they said I could go, as I was no better than any of the players they already had. “I told my mother I didn’t want to play football anymore, as nobody wanted me. “However, she said in that case I’d have to go work for my brother, so I immediately changed my mind and looked for another club!” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayGreatest Movies In History Since 19829 Iconic Roles That Could Have Been Played By Different ActorsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeEd Sheeran’s 8 Best CollaborationsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone10 Amazing Characters We Wish Were Official Disney PrincessesA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?
CLEMMONS, N.C. – Velocita helps recognize 30 more of the best IMCA drivers this season, during the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.Every Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified driver starting the 13th annual event, on Friday, Sept. 9 during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway, receives a custom firesuit from Velocita and race sponsor Axle Exchange.“We are very excited to be a part of the All Star event! While many of the elected drivers are already Velocita customers, it’s humbling that Fast Shafts chose Velocita to make these suits,” said Velocita director Brad Smith. “We look forward to a star-filled night and the entire Super Nationals week.”Velocita is in its fifth year as an IMCA marketing partner and again gives custom firesuits to national champions in all eight sanctioned divisions. Those firesuits will be presented at the national awards banquet in November.Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock regional champions not winning national titles receive product certificates good for $200 off the purchase of a custom firesuit.Velocita also manufactures gloves and shoes. More information is available at the company’s www.velocita-usa.com website, on Facebook or by calling 336 816-7223.“Velocita has really set themselves up to be the most recognizable custom suit manufacturer for IMCA racers,” said Kevin Yoder, IMCA marketing director. “With free suits on display at our national banquet, and now on the grandest stage in motorsports at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, Velocita really supports IMCA racing at the highest level.”
RelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has said he is prepared to walk off the pitch if he is racially abused again in his career, after revealing he was called “all sorts of names” by an opposition player in China.Ighalo, on loan from Shanghai Shenhua, reported the abuse to the Chinese FA, but after no action was taken he decided to “let it go”. The 30-year-old, who has called for “justice to be done” following George Floyd’s death in US police custody, now said he would be ready to take further action should he be subjected to racist abuse on the football pitch.“If it happens to me I would report it to the referee and see what they do, but if they don’t take action about it then I’m going to walk off because it should not be done to any player or anyone in the world,” he told Sky Sports News.“In one game in China I got called all sorts of names and after the game, I didn’t shake his hand. I walked straight into the dressing room, I was angry, I reported it to the FA.“I didn’t press forward with it, I just let it go because I’m just this kind of guy. I don’t like to drag issues out. But I don’t think it should be condoned in any country.“Nobody should condone racism,” said Ighalo. “We are all human. Despite the colour of our skin, we are all the same, we live in the same world, the same life. “I don’t condone racism, but at the same time, I don’t condone riots.“It didn’t start today, it’s not going to end today. It’s going to take time. We are hoping this situation can change the narrative and make it more limited. It’s going to reduce it to a minimum.“We are fighting now so that for the next generation it will be cut off, finally.“We have to start from the younger generation, educate them, let them see that all humans are the same. We should fight for humanity not colours.”Tags: ChinaChinese FAManchester UnitedOdion IghaloShanghai Shenhua
“It does hurt the lads and, at the same time, when we are winning we enjoy the praise and the adulation, so we want that more than the other stuff.” Martin added: “We just want to emphasis how good the fans have been for us, they have backed us home and away in what has been an up-and-down season. “The way we can repay their faith and support is by winning games to stay in this league, and hopefully by the end of the season that gesture will be irrelevant because we will be where we want to be. “You can’t let the pressure affect you. The inconsistent season has been frustrating, but it is up to us now to make sure we end it in a positive way. “Hopefully, we can move on now and everyone gets behind us to make sure we get three points against West Brom.” Norwich will wait on the fitness of centre-back Joseph Yobo, who was ruled out of the Swansea game with a calf injury. Defender Michael Turner could come back into contention following his three-month lay-off with a hamstring problem. Hughton, meanwhile, has welcomed the restorative justice process taken against a Norfolk man in his 40s who had posted an offensive comment on Facebook directed at the Norwich boss, the only black manager in the Premier League. A public on-line apology has been issued and the offender will meet representatives of the Kick It Out campaign to undertake further education. Hughton said: “This is something I was consulted about and myself, the club and the authorities have all worked together on very much. “The outcome has seen a public apology, we have worked very closely with the Kick it Out campaign and we feel what has been determined is the right thing.” Club captain Russell Martin hopes the Norwich players can further maintain their “special relationship” with Canaries’ fans by beating West Brom and taking a step closer to Barclays Premier League survival. Scotland international Martin – who helped guide the Canaries back up to the top flight from League One under Paul Lambert – wants the team to now pay back the faith of the supporters with positive results. “This club is a bit different to a few in this league, the relationship between fans and players is different, it is closer,” said Martin, who signed from Peterborough in January 2010. “There are not many clubs in the Premier League where after the game the fans can have access to the players, when we go to get our cars, we speak with the fans. “When you are around the city, it is not the biggest (of places), so you are bumping into fans constantly. “It is a special relationship which you do not often get in football at this level. “Everyone who plays for the team lives in this city, it is not like at other clubs where you can travel and may be withdrawn from it. “You live it everyday, even walking to the shops, the lads bump into fans and people express their opinion, sometimes you might not agree with it, but that is what makes football great. “You just don’t get that in many places, and we want to keep it like that. Press Association Chris Hughton’s side were stuffed 3-0 at Swansea last weekend in another woeful away display – a sixth successive defeat on the road, which saw the squad offer to refund the match tickets for the 899 travelling supporters, many of whom had made the 612-mile round trip from Norfolk. The defeat left Norwich again looking over their shoulders at the relegation zone, some six points clear heading into the final half-dozen matches.
Press Association The Tyneside outfit emerged with their first point of the new Barclays Premier League season from a contest in which most of the few goalscoring opportunities there were came their way. The likes of Remy Cabella and Daryl Janmaat failed to make the most of chances before substitute and fellow summer signing Siem de Jong was denied late on by a decent Brad Guzan save. Newcastle boss Alan Pardew was urged his side to find a cutting edge after they drew another blank in a goalless draw at Aston Villa on Saturday. Newcastle lost their first game of the campaign 2-0 at home against Manchester City and they ended the game at Villa Park one a man light after Mike Williamson was sent off in stoppage time. Pardew was satisfied with his side’s overall display, but said: “Obviously the last third today was not so good. “I think a lot of the new offensive players are trying so hard and sometimes that isn’t the way to score goals. “You need to have that super, uber-confidence. We know we need to get some goals and hopefully at Gillingham (in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday) we can get a couple before we play Crystal Palace (in the Premier League at home on Saturday) and get that one off us. “But there was a lot of good play and a lot of good movement. “I felt sorry for Willo (Williamson), because I thought he was terrific in his distribution today and then he gets sent off. “Overall, to come to Villa and control the second half like we did, I’m pleased.” Pardew, who said he felt Newcastle had deserved to win, was caught on camera during the game performing an apparent dance to convey a message to France midfielder Cabella from the touchline, which involved the manager shifting from side to side and pulling an exaggerated smile. Asked about that, Pardew said: “I just felt he was trying too hard. He had a lot of publicity last week (for his performance against City) and I just felt he was a bit tense. “He had a couple of great situations for us where he didn’t deliver and that is not like him. So I was just trying to get him to play with a smile. “I spoke to him again at half-time and I thought he was better in the second half and he kept the balance of the team well. But he will play a lot better than he did today.” Pardew also said Newcastle had their “finger on the pulse” with regard to the possibility of doing further business before the end of the transfer window. He stressed – after stating he thought there would be “some movement”, with “maybe one or two” departures – that he has had no offers for any of his players. Villa boss Paul Lambert gave an upbeat assessment of his team’s performance, which followed their 1-0 win at Stoke last week. Asked if he was worried about how much Villa had threatened the Newcastle goal, Lambert said: “To an extent, but then I think Guzan only had a couple of saves to make and that’s not too bad. “We have (strikers) Christian Benteke and Libor Kozak to come back from injury and once they come back we are going to be really strong in that department. “I couldn’t fault the lads for the way we played. We were resolute and it is another clean sheet. There were some really big performances there. “It is a great start for us. After everyone was all doom and gloom about the club towards the end of last season, we certainly took that challenge on and I thought today we were excellent in the first half – all we needed was a finishing touch on that. “Newcastle came down here last year and did a job on us (winning 2-1). “I don’t think anybody could begrudge us getting something from this game.”