Santos Promises Hard Line Against The FARC After Winning Presidential Election


first_imgBy Dialogo June 21, 2010 Ruling-party candidate Juan Manuel Santos promised a hard line against the FARC after defeating independent Antanas Mockus by a wide margin in the Colombian presidential election, in balloting marked by abstention and violence. Santos won 69% of the votes, compared to 27.5% for Mockus, according to official results. In his first words after the results became known, Santos, a member of the Social Party of National Unity (‘La U,’ rightist), emphasized that the nine million votes in his favor were the highest vote total “ever obtained” by any candidate in Colombia and called for unity around the administration that will take office on 7 August. “No more useless confrontations. The time for unity has arrived,” he said. In his speech, Santos thanked his political mentor, outgoing president Alvaro Uribe, characterizing him as “one of the best this country has had,” and acknowledged Mockus as “a serious contender, who made Colombia think about the value of life, of transparency, and of legality.” “We share those values, and I invite him to join us in keeping them at the forefront,” he added. For his part, Mockus, a member of the Green Party, who obtained more than 3.5 million votes, affirmed that he will act as a “fair observer” of the new administration and emphasized that his political organization will remain in place as an alternative to the ruling party. Santos, a former defense minister in Uribe’s administration, promised a “hard line” against the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), calling on the group to free the individuals it has kidnapped and continues to hold. “Time has run out for the FARC, for those who resort to violence. And the Colombian people know very well that I know how to fight them,” he said. At the same time, he sought cooperation in improving Colombia’s delicate relations with its neighbors, especially Ecuador and Venezuela, although without mentioning them directly. “In relationships of conflict, there are always two alternatives: looking bitterly to the past or opening paths for cooperation for the future,” he noted. Shortly afterward, Uribe congratulated the president-elect in a televised address, in which he expressed gratitude for “his nobility in debate, his love for Colombia, and the hope he inspires in us.” The outgoing president also highlighted the role played by Mockus, “who is not planning to engage in baseless opposition, but has rather proposed the beautiful task of deliberating about how to construct an alternative vision of our homeland, and not opposition to our homeland.” The balloting was characterized by low turnout, with an abstention rate of 56%, and by violence that took the lives of seven police and four military personnel. Nevertheless, Uribe emphasized that in his eight years in office, elections have been “held with decreasing violence each time.” “Democratic security has restored the political liberties that we were in the process of losing due to the terrorists’ actions,” he said. Going into the balloting, Santos obtained the support of the major parties in the governing right-wing coalition, the Conservative Party and the Radical Change Party in particular. In contrast, Mockus did not enter into any alliances with other parties for Sunday’s second round, for which he campaigned on a platform of restoring “legality and transparency” to government. Mockus, a mathematician and philosopher, derives his popularity from his two terms as mayor of Bogotá. This was his second campaign for the presidency, following a loss to Uribe in 2006. Santos’s vice-president will be Angelino Garzón, a former union activist and labor minister, who has promised to devote himself to social issues and ensure respect for human rights, an issue on which Uribe’s administration has a tarnished record.last_img read more

WWE WrestleMania 35 Results: Becky Lynch Beats Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair At WrestleMania’s Main Event


first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US #WinnerTakeAll…and the WINNER is @BeckyLynchWWE, your NEWWWW #RAW AND #SDLive #WomensChampion! #WrestleMania #BeckyLynch— WWE (@WWE) April 8, 2019 Last Updated: 8th April, 2019 12:31 IST WWE WrestleMania 35 Results: Becky Lynch Beats Ronda Rousey And Charlotte Flair At WrestleMania’s Main Event WWE history was created at WrestleMania 35 when Becky Lynch stunned Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania’s main event with a crucifix pin to win both Raw and SmackDown Championships as an incapacitated Charlotte Flair watched live. LIVE TV WWE announced an attendance of 82,265 as WrestleMania became the highest-grossing entertainment event in MetLife Stadium history with an announced $16.9 million in gross revenue.If you have missed the telecast in India, Here’s the schedule for the repeat telecast.Read: WWE WrestleMania 35 Results: Becky Lynch Beats Ronda Rousey And Charlotte Flair At WrestleMania’s Main EventHere is the Date, Time & Channel for WrestleMania 35 Repeat Telecast in India:Live Telecast | April 8, 2019 | 05:30 AM | Ten 1HD / Ten 1 Repeat1 | April 8, 2019 | 06:00 PM | Ten 1HD / Ten 1 Repeat2 | April 10, 2019 | 09:00 PM | Ten 1HD / Ten 1 Repeat3 | April 14, 2019 | 02:00 PM | Ten 1HD / Ten 1 Live Streaming | April 8, 2019 | 05:30 AM | WWE Network.WWE is an American media and entertainment company that is popular in the field of professional wrestling. WWE stands for World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. which as the name suggests is a form of Sports Entertainment purely storyline driven and for the purpose of entertainment. It is owned by Vince McMahon who also is the CEO of the company. It is a publicly traded company on the NYSE and was formerly known as WWF till 2012 until it revamped its logo to WWE. Becky Lynch created history as she became the first women wrestler to win the Raw and SmackDown Championships together in a winner takes all main event scheduled at WrestleMania 35. This was the first WrestleMania event in the history of WWE in which the main event was a women’s match. COMMENT Digital Desk FOLLOW US The picture completely sums up the moment with Becky Lynch holding up two titles at the biggest event of the year in WWE and it is sure to go down as one of the iconic moments in WrestleMania history WATCH US LIVE Written By The Man aka Becky Lynch pinned The Baddest Woman on the Planet aka Ronda Rousey to claim the win in a triple-threat match against the Raw Women’s Champion Rousey and SmackDown Woman’s Champion Charlotte Flair. With Flair indisposed, Rousey looked to add the SmackDown women’s title to her collection by attempting her Piper’s Pit finisher to Lynch; however, Lynch was able to counter the attempt into a crucifix pinfall for the abrupt victory. #BeckyLynch JUST DID THAT to #RondaRousey!! #WrestleMania #[email protected] @RondaRousey @MsCharlotteWWE— WWE (@WWE) April 8, 2019 #WrestleMANia will live [email protected] HAS DONE IT! #BeckyLynch— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) April 8, 2019 NEW #RAW #WomensChampion.NEW #SDLive #[email protected] just made HISTORY! #WrestleMania #BeckyLynch— WWE (@WWE) April 8, 2019 First Published: 8th April, 2019 12:20 IST #BeckyLynch has #RondaRousey in pure AGONY.#WrestleMania #WinnerTakeAll @BeckyLynchWWE @RondaRousey— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) April 8, 2019last_img read more

Luke Walton defends officials as league tries to improve relations between players and refs


first_imgTORONTO – Referees have been under siege this season, many times by Luke Walton. The Lakers coach has amassed five technical fouls this season, more than all but four other head coaches.Walton, however, came to the defense on Sunday of the NBA’s whistle-blowers, who have been repeatedly called out by star players including Chris Paul and Draymond Green, with Carmelo Anthony saying he was “done with the refs” after his Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook was ejected from a game earlier this month.Anthony said the relationship between referees and players has become fractured. Walton doesn’t see it that way.“To me the refs do a fine job,” he said before the Lakers 123-111 loss to the Raptors. “It has been like this since I played, I don’t see it being much different.” “I think it’s an awesome development,” Nance said. “If we can get players and refs in the same room and hopefully not have too much yelling, I think a lot of good will come from it.”Walton said players are still adjusting to rule changes and points of emphasis, including what is a shooting foul.“That is stuff that takes time,” Walton said, “and there are also a lot new young referees in our league that are, like young players, like young coaches, like young anything, are still getting better at their craft and learning how the NBA is played and getting familiar with it.”A SIS ASSISTTyler Ennis and Jordan Clarkson spent Saturday night in the gym, but not the one you’re thinking of.Ennis, who grew up in nearby Brampton, Ontario took Clarkson to watch his 13-year-old sister Dominique play in a basketball game. His sister, Dominique, is a point guard like her brother and, Ennis said, is a lock to earn a Division 1 scholarship.“I think she watches my tapes,” he said, “copying my moves, too.”With Lonzo Ball sidelined by a knee injury, Ennis has started the past seven games for the Lakers. He was limited to three points and no assists in 18 minutes against the Raptors on Sunday.That Clarkson accompanied him to a youth game speaks to the relationship the two guards have developed, dating to 2014 when both were going through pre-draft workouts.Clarkson stayed with Ennis’ family, and said “his family is like my family.” He has spent time in Toronto each summer since.For Ennis, it was the rare chance to support his sister in person.“It was good to just see her play,” he said, “I hear her talk about it but I never really get to watch her play.”NO MORE DAYS FOR HAYESThe Lakers elected not to sign forward Nigel Hayes to another 10-day contract after his previous deal expired following the loss to the Raptors.Hayes played 10 minutes off the bench in the fourth quarter, finishing with three points and two assists.Before the game, Walton said Hayes had joked about correlation between his arrival and the Lakers winning streak.“As far as being a good teammate and working hard and controlling the things he can,” Walton said, “he has been an unbelievable person to have with our group.”Hayes appeared in only one other game for the Lakers, logging a single minute.“Obviously this is where I want to be,” he said. “It’s the destination in the NBA.”He added: “I’m not worried about whether or not I’m good if I’m good enough to be in the nba. I know I’m good enough to be in the NBA.”Without Hayes, the Lakers roster stands at 16, including a pair of players on two-way contracts. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersOn Sunday, two Lakers received technical fouls: Julius Randle, following a run-in with Jonas Valanciunas in the second quarter, for which both players received technicals, and Brook Lopez after an offensive foul call in the third period.While referees’ haste to T-up players has been at the center of the mounting tension, Walton said the difference is that players have been more vocal in their frustration with game officials.“There has always been chatter between players, coaches and refs,” he said. “I think it is more talked about this year than in years past.”The NBA announced last week an initiative to increase the dialogue between referees and players. Former referee Monty McCutchen was named the league’s head of referee development and training in December.Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. , who is the team’s representative to the NBA Players’ Association, said he expected referees to be a key topic at union meetings during All-Star weekend in L.A.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more