Two Other Suspects in Kidnapping of 10 People Arrested in Colombia


first_imgBy Dialogo May 06, 2011 On 3 May, Colombian authorities announced the arrest of two alleged members of a criminal group suspected of kidnapping ten people the previous week in a vacation home in the Colombian department of Antioquia (in the northwestern part of the country), the Army reported. On 2 May, the Public Prosecutor’s Office had announced the arrest of another suspect in southern Medellín, the capital of Antioquia, bringing to three the number of individuals linked to the case who are in custody. The most recent arrests “took place in the Belén neighborhood of Medellín, as a result of intelligence work begun by soldiers from the Military Unified Action Group for Personal Liberty (Gaula) as soon as the kidnapping of the ten citizens took place and thanks to the timely report by relatives,” the Army indicated. On 24 April, an armed group arrived at a rural property in the municipality of Sopetrán, in northwestern Colombia, apparently looking for members of a criminal gang. When they did not find them, they carried off ten individuals who were there, no indication of whose whereabouts has yet been found. According to the Army, “a rifle, a submachine gun, four pistols, a fragmentation grenade, a silencer, nine ammunition clips, and ninety-six live rounds,” among other items, were seized during the arrest operation. Among those arrested was a female juvenile.last_img read more

Breast is best but lay off the pressure, Kiwis say


first_imgNZ Herald 14 Feb 2012Three out of four New Zealanders feel mothers should breastfeed their babies if they can, but more than half also think there is too much pressure to do so.A UMR Research poll of 750 adult New Zealanders found overwhelming support for breastfeeding. More than 70 per cent backed the method, and 80 per cent were comfortable with mothers breastfeeding in public.But even respondents who favoured breastfeeding felt the pressure placed on parents was too heavy. The report’s authors said: “It seems likely therefore that this reaction is not to the breastfeeding message as such, but to the way it is being delivered.”http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10785399last_img read more

Velma E. Dieckmann


first_imgVelma E. Dieckmann, age 90 of Batesville, died Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus.  Born August 13, 1929 in Cedar Grove, Indiana, she is the daughter of Alma (Nee: Pulskamp) and Alfred Deffner.  She married Harold Dieckmann September 8, 1956 at Guardian Angel Church in Cedar Grove.  A homemaker, she was a member of St. Louis Church and the Daughters of Isabella.An exceptional cook, her homemade bread and rolls will be dearly missed.  Velma also was a longtime babysitter, having watched many of the children from the area through the years.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Wilma “Willie” and Dennis Moeller of Oldenburg; sons and daughters-in-law Paul and Anita Dieckmann of Danville, Indiana, Brian and Sandy Dieckmann of Whiteland, Indiana; sisters Pat Naayers of Florida, Sharon Singer of West Chester, Ohio; brother Dale Deffner of Brookville; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by her brother Ron Deffner.Visitation is Friday, November 15th, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home with a prayer service by the Daughters of Isabella at 9 a.m. to be followed by a rosary service.  Funeral services are 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating and burial in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or the Special Olympics.last_img read more

Carol Adele Jackson, 85


first_imgCarol Adele Jackson, 85 of Greensburg passed away on May 21, 2020. She was born on March 14, 1935 in Indianapolis, Indiana the daughter of James and Francis Petrie Crumbo.  Carol was a 1953 graduate of Glendale High School.  On May 21, 1973 she married George Jackson and on the day of her death they celebrated their 47 wedding anniversary.  Carol was a member of the Clarksburg Christian Church and the Loyal Circle.  She loved her family, flea markets, and traveling to the beach or Arizona.Survivors include: Husband, George Jackson; Children, Clifford Weir, Joseph Weir, George R. Jackson and Mario (Amy) Jackson; Step Children, Donna (Mark) Vise, Soloane (Kevin) Hofmann and Kristina (Barry) Zeidman. Several Grand and Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: Parents; Daughter, Deborah Weir; Sister, Rebecka Russell; and Brother, Jim Crumbo, Jr.A facebook live funeral will be held on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Jerran Jackson officiating. You can watch the Funeral from the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home Page.  Following the funeral, family and friends are invited to attend a public visitation from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, the family has requested you wear a mask and follow all social distancing guidelines.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Clarksburg Christian Church or to Premier Hospice.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.comlast_img read more

Moyes apologises for ‘slap’ comment to female reporter


first_img(REUTERS) – Sunderland manager David Moyes faces a possible FA sanction after telling a female reporter that she “might get a slap even though you’re a woman” for questions asked in an interview last month.Moyes, whose side are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League, apologised for the comment at a news conference yesterday.Reporter Vicki Sparks, who works for the BBC, had made no complaint at the time and the broadcaster said the pair had spoken about the exchange and resolved the issue between themselves.Footage of the conversation, filmed on a mobile phone, was published yesterday on the website of the tabloid Daily Star newspaper. Both parties appeared to be laughing during it.Others took the matter much more seriously however, with shadow (opposition) sports minister Rosena Allin-Khan calling for an FA investigation.“If you look at the fact that he wouldn’t have said that to a male reporter, and I truly believe that, I think the comments and his behaviour and attitude was sexist,” she told BBC radio.The comments were made after Sparks asked Moyes whether having Sunderland owner Ellis Short in the stands during the 0-0 home draw against Burnley on March 18 had increased the pressure on him.Moyes said yesterday: “It was in the heat of the moment, I deeply regret the comments I made. It’s certainly not the person I am and I accept it was a mistake.“I’ve spoken to the BBC reporter who accepted my apology and hopefully we can now move on.“If you look at my character and personality it couldn’t be further from the truth. It can happen to managers young and old. It can be difficult being put in front of the cameras so soon after the games.”“With the FA, part of what they have been criticised for in the past is not tackling sexism and other forms of discrimination, which needs to be stamped out across the sport.“Fundamentally it’s a male-dominated environment that women find it incredibly difficult to break into and comments like this do nothing to encourage women,” she added.The Football Association, which earlier announced the unanimous approval by its council of reforms to increase the number of women on the board, said it was “seeking observations” from the north-eastern club.last_img read more