On August 17, during operation JERICHO 2, aimed at disrupting FARC’s Terrorist Support Networks (RAT), and continuing the process that began last June with a joint effort of the Southwestern Joint Command and National Police, the 6th battlefront ONT-FARC was raided once again in the Corinth and Caloto municipalities in the Cauca Department. The operation was the result of hard work and coordinating intelligence between the National Army and the police, where they gathered strong evidence regarding the participation of at least 11 people in different terrorist actions carried out by the ONT-FARC. These actions account for the assassination of three members of the Apollo Task Force on February 20th in the town of Palo, the Caloto municipality, where the attack with tatucos (homemade grenades) killed Mayor Dixon Castrillón, corporal Luis Enrique Rojas and soldier Mauricio Botero. The collaboration of the state forces strengthens the work that is being done in the Northern Cauca Department to combat FARC terrorist actions, which are based on the use of unconventional explosive devices, and actions that do not require direct confrontation, therefore, these arrests are important for the destabilization of the RAT. The investigation was conducted as a result of the comprehensive search for information, through the effective management of human sources with access to areas intruded by terrorist groups who commit frequent criminal acts, such as selective killings, forced displacement, arms trafficking, drug trafficking, and attacks on military and police units. Those arrested are being brought before a judge for Control of Guarantees to answer for the alleged crimes they are accused of. By Dialogo August 21, 2012
Tipperary Senior Hurling Manager Michael Ryan has made 6 changes to the side that lined out against Kilkenny for their Allianz League Hurling clash with Cork tomorrow.Barry Heffernan, John McGrath and Jason Forde are back in the team after being unavailable against the Cats due to Fitzgibbon Cup action. Captain Padraic Maher returns after being rested up for the last clash while Cathal Barrett comes back at midfield. Lorrha-Dorrha’s Brian Hogan making his debut in goal.The Tipperary hurling team lines out as follows; Photo © Tipp FM Brian Hogan – Lorrha-Dorrha2. Alan Flynn – Kiladangan3. Seán O’Brien – Newport4. Donagh Maher – Burgess5. Barry Heffernan – Nenagh Éire Óg6. Padraic Maher (Capt.) – Thurles Sarsfields7. Ronan Maher – Thurles Sarsfields8. Brendan Maher – Borris-Ileigh9. Cathal Barrett – Holycross-Ballycahill10. Seán Curran – Mullinahone11. Billy McCarthy – Thurles Sarsfields12. Patrick Maher – Lorrha-Dorrha13. Michael Breen – Ballina14. Jason Forde – Silvermines15. John McGrath – Loughmore-CastleineyTipp take on Cork tomorrow in the fifth round of the Allianz National Hurling League in the second game of a double header with the footballers.Throw in at 2.30 and Tipp FM’s live coverage of the game comes in association with Sullivan Family Butchers Brooklands, Nenagh.
As part of efforts to ensure that women, youth and people with disabilities have increased opportunities to participate in national leadership, the Women Legislative Caucus has crafted a Bill seeking to establish twenty one (21) additional seats in the House of Representatives.The Bill, titled “The Equitable Participation and Representation Act of 2016,” was concluded during a forum in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, in November last year.Sen. Jewel Howard Taylor, who is the Chairperson of the Women Caucus, said the proposed law will be introduced during the 5th Session of the 53rd Legislature and that members of the Caucus are lobbying with their male counterparts to ensure that it is enacted into law.A copy of the draft law is in the possession of the Daily Observer. When enacted through legislation, the law will establish 21 special legislative constituencies in addition to the already 73 seats in the House of Representatives, which means there will be 94 members in the House and 30 in the Senate.Out of the 21 new seats, 15 seats will be exclusively allotted to women, with one seat from each county; three seats will be to youth and three allotted to persons with disabilities. According to Section I 1.2, “Individuals seeking for election to the House of Representatives within the Special Legislative Constituencies shall be subjected to the eligibility criteria for said positions as set forth in the Constitution; and once elected, shall also enjoy the tenure, rights, privileges and benefits accorded members of the House of Representatives as enshrined in the Constitution, Statutes and Laws of Liberia.”A local electoral college of women, youth and persons with disabilities will be created for the sole purpose of electing designated representatives through their various national organizations.Moreover, the bill seeks to mandate the President of Liberia to ensure that a minimum of 30% of all presidential appointees are women in accordance with Section 6 6.1 of the proposed law.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)