Colombia Honors Ecuadorean Soldier Killed in FARC Attack Posthumously

first_img Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón gave the Ecuadorean Ambassador in Colombia, Raúl Vallejo, Maldonado’s posthumous award during the Ministry of Defense’s anniversary celebration, an official from the Ministry reported. On August 14, the Colombian Ministry of Defense honored Ecuadorean Soldier Diego Maldonado with a posthumous military award. Maldonado died last week during an attack by the Colombian FARC guerrillas on the border with Ecuador. By Dialogo August 16, 2013 The Colombian government blamed the FARC for the attack, in which five guerrillas were also killed, and another Ecuadorean soldier was wounded. Maldonado’s award was the Ministry of Defense’s Military Medal for Distinguished Service. Furthermore, Pinzón sent his condolences to the deceased officer’s family. The minister also praised the “good will” of the Ecuadorean and Colombian governments for working jointly on border security. Maldonado, a 28-year-old lieutenant, died on August 8 during the attack by an illegal group against the Ecuadorean Army on the border with Colombia. last_img read more

Chelsea offer for Brown rebuffed

first_img Albion sporting and technical director Richard Garlick said: “We are disappointed by Chelsea’s offer. “We have invested a lot of time and money in Isaiah’s development as a player and – as one of our most exciting academy products in recent years – we had hoped to bring him through into our first team. “But Chelsea have forced our hands and we are more than prepared for the matter to be decided by a tribunal if needs be. “More importantly, it makes you question why these young players are joining bigger clubs when they are likely to gain more first-team opportunities in the Barclays Premier League at clubs similar to us.” Brown, 16, made his debut for the midlands outfit last season, coming off the bench in the 3-2 Barclays Premier League home loss to Wigan in May – his sole senior appearance to date. He has been capped by England at Under-16 and Under-17 level. A statement on West Brom’s official website said: “Albion have today rejected an offer from Chelsea for academy product Isaiah Brown. Under Premier League rules the Baggies are due compensation from the London club for the 16-year-old midfielder, who has been at the Hawthorns for three years and had agreed to sign scholarship forms.” West Brom have confirmed they have turned down an offer from Chelsea for their teenage midfielder Isaiah Brown.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Lakowe to Host 2016 Total Charity Golf Tournament

first_imgThis year’s annual Total Charity Golf Tournament will take place at the Lakowe Lakes Golf Course, Lagos on Saturday, October 15, 2016.The tournament is designed to raise funds to improve the infrastructure for selected charity projects in one of Total’s three operational locations in Nigeria. The funds raised are to be rotated between the charities every year, as part of the company’s social responsibility. The locations are Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja.This year, two charity homes, which provide care for abandoned, motherless and vulnerable children in the society, will benefit from the special fund. They are Olive Blooms Orphanage Home Ajah, and Friends of Jesus Orphanage Home, Badore both located in the Eti Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State. The Managing Director/ Chief Executive of Total E&P Nigeria Limited, Nicholaz Terraz, said: “We are happy to make this societal contribution in a way different from our core business.”All players are expected to make voluntary donations as participating fees. The amounts raised will be added to a special fund set aside by Total and presented to the selected charity organisations.In 2015, TEPNG donated proceeds from the tournament to the Zaamar Institute, Abuja, a learning ability centre for children with autism. Zaamar Institute utilised the funds for the provision of one-on-one classrooms; 2 toilet facilities; a store; and some play ground equipment for the children.The tournament which has been sponsored for 21 years by the NNPC/Total E&P Nigeria Joint Venture tees off by 09:00a.m. This year’s competition is expected to have 80 golfers from various parts of the country and will follow the Stable Ford format (Short Gun) and will be played over 18 holes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Ladbrokes Coral positive on 2017 expectations despite tough opening for retail operations

first_imgShare TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Related Articles CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share Jim MullenIssuing its Q1 trading update (period ending 31 March), FTSE-listed bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral Group Plc continues its digital momentum, despite being impacted by unfavourable sporting results recorded during February and March.Updating investors, Ladbrokes Coral detailed a 22% rise in group digital revenues, with its enlarged sportsbook division recording a 40% uplift in period net revenues.However, the firm would record a slight dip in form within its UK and European retail divisions which saw staking declines of -2% (UK) and -3 (Eurobet division).Detailing its retail declines, Ladbrokes Coral governance noted that its Eurobet Italia division had been impacted by severely unfriendly results recorded during February, whilst its UK Retail division faced a challenging UK highstreet environment.The enlarged operator, which officially completed its merger last November continues its integration plan, detailing that it has now migrated ‘all key Digital systems’ into one unified platform. Furthermore, the company has commenced to move its business operations to its new headquarters in Stratford (London).Commenting on Ladbrokes Coral’s Q1 2017 performance, group CEO Jim Mullen stated“Trading in the period was in-line with our expectations. We see encouraging trends in Digital sportsbook and gaming with continued enthusiasm for our multi-channel products in all our major markets and over a million customers now signed up in the UK alone“The online market remains highly competitive, although recent high-profile sporting events seem to indicate that as much emphasis is being placed on customer retention as is being placed on the acquisition of new customers. Our plan is to continue to use our data-driven marketing approach and leverage our market leading multi-channel capability to enhance returns.”“We remain confident in the opportunities ahead for the business and in our ability to deliver the year in-line with our expectations.”last_img read more