Panamá and Colombia Cooperate to Fight Drug Traffickers and Improve Border Security

first_imgTo underscore the close ties between the two countries, Panamá was the first country Colombian Minister of Defense Juan Carlos Pinzón visited during his September 2013 tour of Central America and the Caribbean. During his visit, which included a meeting with Panamanian Minister of Public Security José Raúl Mulino, Pinzón said he was in Panamá to “strengthen the treaties on cooperation and exchanges of information, and to increase the training levels for members of the Armed Forces.” President Juan Carlos Verela Rodriguez visited the border of Panama and Colombia November 21 to celebrate State Border Service (Senafront)’s sixth anniversary, as well as the graduation of 40 anti-narcoterrorism officers, 35 border patrol agents and nine combat swimmers. In their mission, the graduates are also likely to find themselves working in cooperation with the security forces of Colombia. Their collaborative efforts have led to multiple victories against drug trafficking along the border. Collaboration between the two countries is helping security forces combat drug trafficking by the terrorist Revolutionary Armed Force of Colombia (FARC) and other criminal organizations. Silver, who was also wanted by Panamanian authorities, had three Colombian arrest warrants pending for rebellion, kidnapping, terrorism, causing personal injuries, and murder. The United States Department of Justice had also submitted a request for his extradition. The arrests and killings “of significant criminals are definitely the results of agreements between the two countries as part of bilateral cooperation in the fight against threats posted by transnational crime,” Masse said. “Security forces, government agencies and civilian organizations must cooperate and periodically review and evaluate security threats to create preventive mechanisms in order to protect their citizens’ security.” Silver, who was also wanted by Panamanian authorities, had three Colombian arrest warrants pending for rebellion, kidnapping, terrorism, causing personal injuries, and murder. The United States Department of Justice had also submitted a request for his extradition. The arrests and killings “of significant criminals are definitely the results of agreements between the two countries as part of bilateral cooperation in the fight against threats posted by transnational crime,” Masse said. “Security forces, government agencies and civilian organizations must cooperate and periodically review and evaluate security threats to create preventive mechanisms in order to protect their citizens’ security.” For example, in two separate join operations in September, security forces from the two countries and the United States seized more than 800 kilos of cocaine from vessels in Panamanian waters in the Pacific Ocean. About a week later, on September 25, Colombian Anti-Narcotics Police, the Colombian Navy and agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) cooperating through Operation MARTILLO arrested 13 alleged drug traffickers and seized 740 kilos of cocaine from a ship in Caribbean waters off the coast of Panamá. Law enforcement officials transported the suspected narco-traffickers, who are all Colombian nationals, to Florida to face federal drug trafficking charges. In their mission, the graduates are also likely to find themselves working in cooperation with the security forces of Colombia. Their collaborative efforts have led to multiple victories against drug trafficking along the border. In another victory, the Colombian Air Force, in cooperation with the Colombian National Police (PNC) attacked a FARC campsite and killed Virgilio Antonio Vidal Mora, who was known as “Silver,” during a security operation near the Panamanian border in August 2013. Security forces also killed two other FARC operatives and recovered 15 rifles, El Tiempo reported. For example, in October 2013, police in Panamá captured YamilMosquera Horado, also known as “Alexis” — the alleged leader of the 57th Front of the FARC. They captured him when he and other alleged FARC operatives tried to flee from Panamanian border officers. Improved training has helped security forces from Panamá and Colombia capture a number of drug traffickers since the two countries agreed to the binational strategy. In addition to capturing Alexis and the other suspects, police seized about 100 kilograms of cocaine and a rifle. Panamá and Colombia have been cooperating closely to fight narco-trafficking, improve security along the border the two countries share, and conduct joint training exercises for nearly four years. In February 2011, Colombia’s Minister of Defense at the time, Rodrigo Rivera, met with then-Secretary of Public Security of Panamá, José Raúl Mulino, to sign a Binational Border Security Plan. Rivera and Murino agreed to develop coordinated and synchronized operations along the border, to strengthen both countries’ ability to respond to combat the trafficking of drugs, humans, and weapons. President Juan Carlos Verela Rodriguez visited the border of Panama and Colombia November 21 to celebrate State Border Service (Senafront)’s sixth anniversary, as well as the graduation of 40 anti-narcoterrorism officers, 35 border patrol agents and nine combat swimmers. “Our units at the check point detected the presence of 4 or 5 persons who, when they were ordered to halt, opened fire on our units,” said Panamanian National Border Service Director Frank Alexis Abrego. “Our units responded with gunfire, encircled the suspects, advanced on their position and located Alexis.” In February 2011, Colombia’s Minister of Defense at the time, Rodrigo Rivera, met with then-Secretary of Public Security of Panamá, José Raúl Mulino, to sign a Binational Border Security Plan. Rivera and Murino agreed to develop coordinated and synchronized operations along the border, to strengthen both countries’ ability to respond to combat the trafficking of drugs, humans, and weapons. Close ties include joint training exercises Collaboration between the two countries is helping security forces combat drug trafficking by the terrorist Revolutionary Armed Force of Colombia (FARC) and other criminal organizations. To underscore the close ties between the two countries, Panamá was the first country Colombian Minister of Defense Juan Carlos Pinzón visited during his September 2013 tour of Central America and the Caribbean. During his visit, which included a meeting with Panamanian Minister of Public Security José Raúl Mulino, Pinzón said he was in Panamá to “strengthen the treaties on cooperation and exchanges of information, and to increase the training levels for members of the Armed Forces.” Silver was responsible for trafficking drugs and weapons for the FARC along the Colombia-Panamá border. Intelligence gathered by the PNC revealed the location of the campsite, according to Maj. Gen. al Guillermo León León, commander of the Colombian Air Force. “In this operation, which was performed jointly with the National Police, we were able to gather very accurate intelligence, and execute a very well calculated operation using FAC planes, with the result that Silver was neutralized,” León said. . For instance, in February, the Colombian Air Force (FAC) and the Panamanian National Air Service (Senam) conducted a week-long aerial exercise in combatting drug trafficking, called Pancol I-Binational Air Interdiction Exercise. Other countries, such as Guatemala, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Brazil and Perú have previously conducted similar training exercises. The goal of these drills is to train to fight drug trafficking and to maintain a uniform aeronautics language among the air forces of different countries, to ensure maximum effectiveness. In addition to conducting joint training exercises, the Binational Border Security Plan calls for Panamá and Colombia to work cooperation to protect indigenous communities that live along the border the two countries share from explosives used by the FARC, and to protect them forced recruitment into the ranks of the terrorist group. In addition to capturing Alexis and the other suspects, police seized about 100 kilograms of cocaine and a rifle. “Each and every one of you are key to the development of our national security strategy, crime prevention and combating serious international crime,” he said. Close ties include joint training exercises For instance, in February, the Colombian Air Force (FAC) and the Panamanian National Air Service (Senam) conducted a week-long aerial exercise in combatting drug trafficking, called Pancol I-Binational Air Interdiction Exercise. Other countries, such as Guatemala, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Brazil and Perú have previously conducted similar training exercises. The goal of these drills is to train to fight drug trafficking and to maintain a uniform aeronautics language among the air forces of different countries, to ensure maximum effectiveness. In addition to conducting joint training exercises, the Binational Border Security Plan calls for Panamá and Colombia to work cooperation to protect indigenous communities that live along the border the two countries share from explosives used by the FARC, and to protect them forced recruitment into the ranks of the terrorist group. “Each and every one of you are key to the development of our national security strategy, crime prevention and combating serious international crime,” he said. Successes by security forces “In this operation, which was performed jointly with the National Police, we were able to gather very accurate intelligence, and execute a very well calculated operation using FAC planes, with the result that Silver was neutralized,” León said. . Joint training exercises are also part of the improved cooperation between the two countries. “Our units at the check point detected the presence of 4 or 5 persons who, when they were ordered to halt, opened fire on our units,” said Panamanian National Border Service Director Frank Alexis Abrego. “Our units responded with gunfire, encircled the suspects, advanced on their position and located Alexis.” A military-police operation kills FARC leader ‘Silver’ Panamá and Colombia have been cooperating closely to fight narco-trafficking, improve security along the border the two countries share, and conduct joint training exercises for nearly four years. By Dialogo November 26, 2014 A military-police operation kills FARC leader ‘Silver’ For example, in October 2013, police in Panamá captured YamilMosquera Horado, also known as “Alexis” — the alleged leader of the 57th Front of the FARC. They captured him when he and other alleged FARC operatives tried to flee from Panamanian border officers. Silver was responsible for trafficking drugs and weapons for the FARC along the Colombia-Panamá border. Intelligence gathered by the PNC revealed the location of the campsite, according to Maj. Gen. al Guillermo León León, commander of the Colombian Air Force. “Cooperation, exchanges of information and the use of intelligence between the two countries is important if we are to continue to strike hard blows against these outlaws,” said Frédéric Massé, director of the Research and Special Projects Center at the Externado University of Colombia. Joint training exercises are also part of the improved cooperation between the two countries. For example, in two separate join operations in September, security forces from the two countries and the United States seized more than 800 kilos of cocaine from vessels in Panamanian waters in the Pacific Ocean. About a week later, on September 25, Colombian Anti-Narcotics Police, the Colombian Navy and agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) cooperating through Operation MARTILLO arrested 13 alleged drug traffickers and seized 740 kilos of cocaine from a ship in Caribbean waters off the coast of Panamá. Law enforcement officials transported the suspected narco-traffickers, who are all Colombian nationals, to Florida to face federal drug trafficking charges. In another victory, the Colombian Air Force, in cooperation with the Colombian National Police (PNC) attacked a FARC campsite and killed Virgilio Antonio Vidal Mora, who was known as “Silver,” during a security operation near the Panamanian border in August 2013. Security forces also killed two other FARC operatives and recovered 15 rifles, El Tiempo reported. Successes by security forces Improved training has helped security forces from Panamá and Colombia capture a number of drug traffickers since the two countries agreed to the binational strategy. “Cooperation, exchanges of information and the use of intelligence between the two countries is important if we are to continue to strike hard blows against these outlaws,” said Frédéric Massé, director of the Research and Special Projects Center at the Externado University of Colombia. last_img read more

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La Liga: Barcelona boss Setien questions use of VAR

first_imgIt was a result which took Madrid to the top of La Liga for the first time since the resumption of Spanish football as they leapfrogged Setien’s Blaugrana – who were to a scoreless draw at Sevilla on Friday – on goal difference. “There are things that we cannot control and that do not depend on us. Everybody saw what happened in Anoeta and everyone will draw their own conclusions,” Setien told reporters, as cited by ESPN.Advertisement Loading… Barcelona boss Quique Setien believes that officials in La Liga are not using the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system correctly. Barcelona boss Setien questions La Liga use of VAR It follows on directly from Real Madrid’s victory at Real Sociedad being marred by controversial officiating decisions surrounding key incidents in the clash. Los Blancos opened the scoring in Anoeta from a penalty decision before an equaliser for La Real was controversially ruled out by handball and Karim Benzema’s strike – Madrid’s second of the game – appearing to have been controlled initially by a handball. Read Also: La Liga hopes to welcome fans back under strict guidelines “We’ve been here for many years and this doesn’t change. It’s always the same, the controversy will always be there,” he added. “VAR is a tool that can make us better, but we have to use it to have a clearer view of reality.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “It’s understandable that we think why there are some actions that are reviewed, the referee himself reviews them and they don’t do the same in other plays. “They do it on some matches and in some others (they don’t). So you could really think that (VAR) is not being used correctly.” Setien did admit that controversies will always play a key role in football even with VAR technology being available to help officials come to the correct conclusions.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-NBAAP source: NBA owners approve 22-team season restart planUNDATED (AP) — The NBA continues to take positive steps toward resuming a season that was suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. The NCAA announced five weeks ago that it would move forward with a plan to allow athletes to earn money for endorsements, personal appearances and social media content, among other things.Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith has said there will be no caps on how much an athlete can earn. Smith led the Knight Commission that produced the recommendations approved by the Board of Governors.Still, the issue of a possible antitrust exemption for the NCAA has been raised because some states suspect the NCAA will use “guardrails” to put limits on athletes and their ability to maximize their earning potential in a free market.NABC-RACIAL RECONCILIATION COMMITTEESouth Carolina’s Martin to chair hoops committee on race Associated Press Update on the latest sports UNDATED (AP) — Florida State football coach Mike Norvell has apologized after a star player accused him of lying about personally connecting with each player to discuss the police killing of George Floyd and ensuing protests against racial injustice.Defensive tackle Marvin Wilson said last night on Twitter that he and his teammates were “outraged” by Norvell’s characterization of the contact the white, first-year coach had with the players. Wilson, who is black, went back to social media on Thursday to say the matter was settled.TRACK-BERRY’S PROTESTBerry ‘disappointed’ with USOPC in aftermath of Floyd deathUNDATED (AP) — Olympic hammer thrower Gwen Berry wants an apology from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee for shaming her last summer. In other sports developments related to the coronavirus outbreak:— Notre Dame says it will test all its football players for COVID-19, starting June 15, before they can begin using the school’s athletic facilities for voluntary workouts. The Fighting Irish players are expected to travel back to campus from June 8-17. Players and employees will be tested for COVID-19 and antibodies for the coronavirus, which would signal previous exposure to the disease.— Seven Arkansas State athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 and are self-isolating for 14 days. Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said the seven athletes are from three sports, and all were asymptomatic so far. Damphousse said contact tracing has begun, and anyone who has been exposed to any of the seven athletes will be required to quarantine for 14 days.— Premier League club Tottenham is borrowing $220 million by using the Bank of England’s emergency pandemic loan scheme to cope with the absence of spectators from its stadium and the cancellation of two NFL games it was to stage this year. The north London club revealed the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic as the Premier League advanced plans for the competition to end its 100-day shutdown in two weeks.— Premier League clubs have agreed to allow five substitutions per match but allowing for only three pauses to bring on substitutes. They will adopt the temporary change when the league resumes on June 17 amid the pandemic. Premier League clubs have also agreed to temporarily increase the number of substitute players from seven to nine. June 4, 2020 MLS: training can resume; 7 Arkansas St athletes positive; Tottenham borrows $220MUNDATED (AP) — A day after announcing a deal with its players’ association to resume the season with a tournament in Florida, Major League Soccer says teams may resume training.MLS says each player and staff member must complete two tests for the coronavirus 24 hours apart, 72 hours ahead of the start of training.Every player also must have a test for antibodies and a physical. Testing for antibodies will take place every three months.Testing providers must be authorized by the FDA or Health Canada. The issues surrounding Kaepernick’s stance have resurfaced this week as many players and teams in the league have been protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.NCAA-COMPENSATING ATHLETES-CONGRESSCongress to set guidelines for compensating NCAA athletesUNDATED (AP) — Federal legislation setting guidelines for college athletes to pursue money-making opportunities could be proposed within a month.Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez plans to introduce the bill and says there will be no blanket antitrust exemption for the NCAA. The Republican congressman says it’s imperative for Congress to act in time to render moot the array of state laws that are being considered or already have passed and are slated to go into effect as soon as next year. — All referees in Italy’s top soccer league have tested negative for the coronavirus. The Serie A referees and some from the second division were tested at the Italian federation’s training headquarters on the outskirts of Florence. They will remain there until June 10 to have further tests and continue training and preparing for the resumption of Serie A on June 20.— The International Olympic Committee is in talks with insurers over compensation for the postponed 2020 Tokyo Games. The IOC pays for insurance against the cancellation of an Olympics, but it is unclear if its policy covers a one-year postponement. The IOC said last month it set aside $650 million to cover potential extra costs for the postponement. Costs for organizers in Japan are expected to run to billions of dollars.— Rafael Nadal says if he had to decide right now he wouldn’t play in the U.S. Open, but he wants to wait and see what happens with the coronavirus pandemic. The 19-time Grand Slam champion thinks it’s important that there be two requirements for tennis to return: assuring everyone’s health and making sure players from all countries can travel. All sanctioned tennis has been on hold since March. Nadal recently resumed practicing lightly. He is a 12-time champion at the French Open. That tournament should have been in Week 2 now but was postponed until September. The U.S. Open is scheduled to start in late August.NFL-KAEPERNICK-BREES/SHANAHANBrees says he ‘completely missed the mark’ in flag comments UNDATED (AP) — The NCAA has set a new schedule for early entrants to the NBA draft to withdraw and return to school.Players will now have until 10 days after the NBA scouting combine or Aug. 3, whichever comes earlier.The original June 3 deadline was set to come 10 days after the completion of the combine, but the NBA postponed the combine amid the coronavirus pandemic and has yet to announce a new date.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NHLNHL finalizes playoff format as Pens player tests positivecenter_img NASCAR makes final alterations to scheduleCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR is set to run its All-Star race on a Wednesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway and added one more weeknight Cup Series race as part of its latest revised schedule through July.The All-Star race is now slated for July 15, two months after it was scheduled to be run before being postponed by the coronavirus pandemic.NASCAR will keep its scheduled twin-bill weekend later this month at Pocono Raceway. Kansas Speedway will host the Cup Series for a Thursday night race July 23.NASCAR-VIRUS OUTBREAK-INDIANAPOLIS UNDATED (AP) — The NHL has nailed down the final details of a playoff format if the season can resume.Every playoff series will be a best of seven after the qualifying round and teams will be re-seeded along the way instead of bracketing.The announcement came on the heels of the Pittsburgh Penguins revealing one of their players tested positive for the coronavirus. The team said the unidentified player was not in Pittsburgh, was isolated after experiencing symptoms and has recovered.The NHL has not yet announced the start of voluntary workouts or a firm timeline for training camps and the resumption of games.Each conference will play its postseason games in a separate hub city to be announced. The top four teams in each conference will compete in a round-robin to determine seeding, while the next eight teams in each conference will battle for a spot in the opening round. The seven other teams have received spots in the draft lottery. UNDATED (AP) — Drew Brees (breez) is apologizing for comments that he now says were “insensitive and completely missed the mark” when he reiterated his opposition to Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem in 2016.Brees says his words “lacked awareness and any type of compassion or empathy” and had become “divisive and hurtful.” Those remarks came in an interview with Yahoo and drew sharp criticism from fellow high-profile athletes and others in the wake of George Floyd’s death.Brees wrote his apology on social media, saying, “I recognize that I should do less talking and more listening. When the black community is talking about their pain, we all need to listen.”Meanwhile, San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan is praising Kaepernick for trying to bring the issue of racism and police brutality to light with his protests during the national anthem in the 2016 season.Shanahan said, “It’s three years later and there’s still some people not understanding what his message was.” She captured headlines when she used her turn on the gold-medal podium at the Pan-Am Games to raise her fist as a show of her frustration with America’s treatment of blacks. The USOPC put Berry on a 12-month probation for her gesture.It’s a gesture that has taken on new meaning in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death and the protests that have followed. Berry found it galling the USOPC recently issued a statement saying the organization “stands with those who demand equality.”COLLEGE SPORTS-CENTRAL MICHIGAN-NCAA WAIVERCentral Michigan gets NCAA waiver to reduce men’s athletic programsUNDATED (AP) — Central Michigan says it has received a two-year waiver from the NCAA regarding the minimum Division I sports sponsorship requirements. The league Board of Governors has approved a 22-team format for restarting the season in late July at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida. The format calls for each team playing eight games to determine playoff seeding plus the possible utilization of a play-in tournament for the final spot in each conference postseason field.The 22-team plan includes all teams that were holding playoff spots when the season was stopped, plus all other clubs within six games of a postseason berth. That means 13 teams from the Western Conference and nine from the East.The players association has a call on Friday to approve the plan as well, the final step as the league attempts a reboot.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NBA DRAFTNCAA sets deadline for withdrawal from NBA draft Indianapolis Motor Speedway slams door on fans at BrickyardINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Motor Speedway will hold the July 4 IndyCar-NASCAR doubleheader without fans.Track officials had been optimistic it could be the first major sporting venue to have fans back in the stands this summer. Instead, the stands will be empty much like the rest of the tracks since major racing resumed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic last month.IMS officials made the decision after consulting with local and state officials.SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAK VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFLNFL coaches allowed to return to team facilities on FridayUNDATED (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has told the 32 clubs in a memo obtained by The Associated Press that coaching staffs may work from team complexes starting Friday.Previously, only up to 75 people per day could be at the facilities, with coaches and players not seeking treatment for injuries barred. The maximum number of club employees in each facility will be increased to 100, subject to governmental regulations and implementation of health protocols developed by the NFL’s medical staff.NASCAR-SCHEDULE CHANGES KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — South Carolina coach Frank Martin will chair a new committee formed by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to address issues of race and discrimination not only within intercollegiate athletics but society at large.The NABC’s board of directors announced the new committee Thursday, saying in a statement that “coaches can and should lend their voices to making a difference on the national, regional and local levels.” But the college coaching association also wants to ensure that the concerns of student-athletes also are being addressed.The board also released a set of recommendations for coaches, including holding in-person or virtual meetings to discuss current events and racial injustice; stressing a team’s commitment to diversity and inclusion; establish Election Day as an annual team day off; and encourage meetings with law enforcement leaders and others outside the department.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-FLORIDA STATE-NORVELLCoach apologizes for misstatement Division I schools are not supposed to have fewer than six sports for male athletes. CMU announced last month it was dropping men’s track and field, citing university-wide budget cuts. That leaves the school with five men’s teams: baseball, basketball, cross country, football and wrestling.Central Michigan requested the waiver after losing revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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Armstead, Johnson could return vs. ND

first_imgFollowing last week’s bye, the No. 6 USC Trojans are on pace to get back two familiar faces on both sides of the ball this week as the team prepares for another tough road game in South Bend, Ind., against No. 25 Notre Dame.Junior receiver Ronald Johnson and sophomore defensive end Armond Armstead made considerable strides in practice Monday that led coach Pete Carroll to believe both will be available come Saturday’s contest.Ready to roll · Junior receiver Ronald Johnson hopes get back on the field Saturday after suffering a broken collarbone before the season. – Tim Tran | Daily TrojanBoth players suffered injuries in late August and were sidelined for roughly six weeks. Armstead returned to practice last week after breaking his left foot Aug. 20 during a morning practice, and Johnson ­— who first began practicing last Tuesday and participated in the Trojans’ weekend scrimmage — is getting more reps every day as he continues to recover from a broken collarbone he suffered during an Aug. 29 preseason scrimmage.“It was great that they practiced,” Carroll said. “Armond got a lot of work [Monday]. I put him in a couple spots, and he made it through feeling good, so that’s terrific. Ronald’s back in there. He’s ready to play.”Carroll said barring an unexpected setback later this week, both players should see be able to jump back on the field in South Bend. However, he wouldn’t comment on how much playing time either player would receive.While it’s possible Armstead could fill a number of spots on a suddenly injury-ridden USC defensive line, Johnson’s role may not be as large as it was before his injury.“Right now I’d be thrilled if he plays a lot,” Carroll said. “That’d be great. I don’t care about starting. That’s not a concern at all. It’s just if we can get him in the game plan, and he can contribute and get him playing football again.”Armstead and Johnson said they’re both ready to get back on the field and help out any way they can for the Trojans.“Whatever the coaches want me to do, I’m comfortable playing [any position],” Armstead said. “I feel like they’ll get me ready by game time.”Johnson admitted the coaches would probably take a “conservative” approach with him this weekend, but it all depends on how he practices the rest of the week. He said he is looking forward to being back on the field again, even if his playing time is limited.“I’m just happy I’m out here,” he said. “I’m just excited to be out here, back again and ready to work hard.”Johnson’s speed also provides freshman quarterback Matt Barkley with a deep-option receiver other than redshirt junior receiver Damian Williams. Johnson was the Trojans’ third-leading receiver last season with 33 catches for 570 yards and eight touchdowns.“I just think I will scare the defense a little bit more,” he said. “They have to play honest as far as the run and the pass. So I feel I bring the deep threat.”Although Johnson will get some time as receiver Saturday, Carroll said the junior will not return kickoffs, as Johnson had done during the past two seasons for USC.“I think we’ll just wait on that one a little bit,” Carroll said. “We’ve got other guys who are doing a nice job back there, and C.J. [Gable]’s a terrific kickoff returner, so we’ll keep that out of [Johnson’s] duties right now.”last_img read more

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DONEGAL LADIES WELL BEATEN BY CORK

first_imgDONEGAL’S Ladies GAA senior team travelled to Cork today – and were well-beaten by the All-Ireland champions.Cork led 3-11 to 0-1 at half time with goals by Angela Walsh (10), Ni Bhuachalla (16) and a penalty by Emma Farmer (29).Four more goals followed in the second half in the clash at CIT with Sarah Harrington scoring two of them. Donegal managed to register just two more scores.Final score – Cork 7-23 Donegal 0-03. DONEGAL LADIES WELL BEATEN BY CORK was last modified: April 6th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL LADIES WELL BEATEN BY CORKlast_img read more

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