U.S. Grants Honduras $16.3 Million to Combat Crime

first_imgBy Dialogo March 21, 2013 The United States will fund a police task force to combat the most serious crimes in Honduras, considered the most violent country in the world, U.S. officials stated on March 18. William Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for the U.S. International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, told the press that “the new task force will train the police and prosecutors to adequately investigate serious crimes in Honduras.” Brownfield stated that $6 million will be allocated to address major crimes, while $10.3 million will be destined to training the police force and prosecutors against violence and money laundering. The official, along with Ambassador Lisa Kubiske, signed the cooperation agreement with Honduran Vice President María Antonieta Guillén de Bográn. The resources will also support programs for at-risk youth, to organize community police, and to strengthen processes on crime scenes. As part of his agenda, Brownfield visited San Miguel, a community located in eastern Tegucigalpa, to supervise an educational initiative focused on preventing the proliferation of gangs which trained 2,500 teenagers in 2012. The U.S. official also met with Minister of Defense Marlon Pascua, Minister of Security Pompeyo Bonilla, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Arturo Corrales. According to figures from the Violence Observatory of the National Autonomous University in Honduras, the homicide rate was 85.5 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2012.last_img read more

Binghamton University professor teaches how people can better explore diversity

first_imgBailey says the best thing you can do right away is simple listen. She went on to say, “For the individual now who wants to educate themselves, decide that you want to learn more and seek out those readings and articles and listen to people of African descent…and others…who have some knowledge about this.” As more people hear from protesters about racial injustice and oppression, many want to get involved and learn more. The question is, where do you start? Binghamton University history professor, Anne Bailey, has that answer. Bailey has been studying African-American history and so much more since her days at Harvard and University of Pennsylvania. Now, she teaches her students how they can be more open to diversity and what changes they can make once they learn more. If you’d like to learn more about Anne Bailey’s work on African-American history and contemporary issues, click here. She says though it is not a job for people of color to educate others, it’s good to listen when they are willing to share their experiences. Bailey says once you open up to this, the next thing to do is educate yourself with articles and books by black writers.center_img (WBNG) — In wake of the protests calling for more people to listen and be educated on the topic, BU history professor shows her insight on where to start. “W. E. B. Du Bois is a classic. What he writes is what you can see happening today. What you read of about 100 years ago, you can relate it to George Floyd, Trayvon Martin…it’s amaizng,” said Bailey. “You can take them apart and say, ‘hey, what about this can we now take to the next level?'” Bailey encourages people to not be ashamed of being unaware of some issues, but simply, be open to hearing about them.last_img read more

Paterson back for Northern Ireland

first_img The Burnley striker had requested some time away from the national side at the start of the current campaign in a bid to get himself back to full fitness following a series of injuries. But he was named in Michael O’Neill’s squad for the home matches against Russia and Israel on March 22 and March 26. O’Neill has named 24 players for the meeting with Group F leaders Russia, with suspended duo Kyle Lafferty and Chris Baird joining up with the squad for the Israel match. Martin Paterson is back in the Northern Ireland squad for this month’s World Cup qualifying double-header after ending a self-imposed absence. Paterson’s availability is particularly important given Lafferty’s absence from the first fixture and the injury-enforced absence of Dean Shiels, who hurt his knee playing for Rangers last weekend. He will now compete with the likes of Billy McKay, who made his debut in the friendly draw against Malta last month, Will Grigg and Jamie Ward for a starting berth up front. There are recalls, meanwhile, for experienced midfielders Sammy Clingan and Grant McCann. Clingan captained the side in O’Neill’s second match in charge but was dropped while he looked for a new club earlier this season. He has since been picked up by Kilmarnock and will be in line to take up Baird’s position in front of the back four, a role Alex Bruce will also be eyeing. Peterborough’s McCann, meanwhile, is back after falling out of favour under O’Neill. Veteran goalkeeper Roy Carroll returns to the panel after being excused from the Malta friendly. O’Neill is searching for his first win as Northern Ireland boss and has overseen three consecutive draws in World Cup qualification. Russia are the only side to have beaten them, in the opening fixture, while they have yet to play Israel. Northern Ireland squad: R Carroll (Olympiacos), A Mannus (St Johnstone), M McGovern (Falkirk), A Hughes (Fulham), R McGivern (Hibernian), C Cathcart (Blackpool), G McAuley (West Brom), D Lafferty (Burnley), J Evans (Manchester United), A Bruce (Hull), S Davis (Southampton), O Norwood (Huddersfield), G McCann (Peterborough), N McGinn (Aberdeen), C Brunt (West Brom), S Ferguson (Birmingham), S Clingan (Kilmarnock), A Little (Rangers), P McCourt (Celtic), W Grigg (Walsall), B McKay (Inverness), M Paterson (Burnley), D Healy (Bury), J Ward (Derby). Available for Israel only: K Lafferty (Sion), C Baird (Fulham). center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Kane opens the door to leave Tottenham: “I want to be top”

first_imgHarry kane He is one of the top strikers in world football. The English tip is aware of how much he owes Tottenham in his career but he also knows that, at 26, it may be time to leave the whole of London in search of the titles that so far have resisted him wearing the shirt of the spurs. Taking advantage of the break caused by the coronavirus pandemic in the Premier League, ex-footballer Jamie Redknapp and Kane have shared a curious interview on Instagram for Sky Sports. During it, Redknapp He has asked the tip of Tottenham if he will remain his entire career at the London club. Kane has left a response that will not have gone unnoticed by Tottenham fans and that will have set off alarms at the club’s offices. Kane has first left the door open to an exit: “It’s one of those things, that I couldn’t say yes and that I couldn’t say no. I love Spurs, I will always love Spurs, But I’ve always said that if I don’t feel like we’re going in the right direction, then I’m not someone who stays there just for the sake of it. I am an ambitious player, I want to become a top playerWords that sound like a distress call to other clubs and more when pronounced by a striker who has always been characterized by prudence in his statements. Suitors are not going to miss Kane, who is currently recovering from a muscle injury that has prevented him from helping his team in recent months. Kane has a contract with the spurs group until 2024 And any club that wants its services will have to run into Tottenham President Daniel Levy, known for being a tough negotiator. Nevertheless, Real madrid, Manchester United and Juventus surely the next few months will be pending to see how the situation evolves.Not going to Champions League can help in your departureRight now the group that directs Mourinho he is out of the positions that give access to the Champions League in the Premier. Not playing the top European club competition is not good news to ‘please’ Kane. At the moment, English has taken a first step to an exit and it is already known that when you say that you can leave … it is that you have already left.last_img read more

Returning Rosario hopes to address Gilas’ needs vs Iran

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhilippine head coach Yeng Guiao previously said that the team has to get bigger but at the same time quicker and more skilled once it goes up against Iran in the second round of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.And Guiao couldn’t have timed his wish perfectly.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m excited to redeem myself after what happened in the third window,” said Rosario in Filipino Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena after the team’s practice. “This is the time to bounce back after our loss to Kazakhstan.”Gilas Pilipinas lost to the Kazakhs, 92-88, in their previous game that sent them to a 5-4 record and a third-place tie with Japan in Group F.A win will give the Philippines shared ownership of the second spot and a better momentum-builder for its inclusion to the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup.The top three teams from Groups E and F and the better of the fourth placers will advance to the World Cup that will be held in China.Rosario said the team can rely on its newfound quickness especially since he can play as a small forward and a shooting guard if the need arises.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READ View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum With lesson learned, Castro excited to lead PH again “Arwind and I are on the team for defensive purposes and that’s our job,” said Rosario. If Arwind and I can make some buckets, those are just bonuses for us.”“We have the quickness in our position, be it the three or the four, and I can also switch on defense because I can also defend guards.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Returning to the team is versatile big man Troy Rosario who’s finished serving his three-game suspension Fiba slapped on him after getting involved in a brawl against Australia’s national team in the previous round of the competition.At 6-foot-7, Rosario mainly plays power forward for his club team TNT in the PBA but he will be utilized as a small forward to defend against Iran’s wings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissHe’ll join Arwind Santos, who at 6-foot-4, is also a power forward in the PBA, as Gilas Pilipinas’ primary wing defenders with the goal to stop Iran’s Mohammad Jamshidi and Benham Yakchalidehkordi.Yakchalidehordi is Iran’s primary offensive threat from the wing, averaging of 14.2 points per game.last_img read more