The Ecuadorean Navy arrested a Colombian and an Ecuadorean on the high seas as the two were trying to transport around 540 sticks of dynamite, ammunition, and implements for manufacturing explosives to Colombia, the commander of the operation, Capt. Alejandro Vela, announced on 21 October. The detainees had on their vessel “approximately 540 sticks of dynamite, 25 boxes of 16-mm and 12-mm cartridges, boxes of detonators, powder, lead for shot, fuses, among other things,” Vela told the press. He added that the individuals were found on a boat off the coast of the province of Esmeraldas (in northwestern Ecuador), which borders Colombia, and that they were turned over to Ecuadorean law-enforcement authorities. Ecuador shares with Colombia a border around 680 km long, along which irregular groups traffic in drugs and arms. By Dialogo October 25, 2010
Source: BBC Defender Kyle Walker had to play in goal for the closing stages as Manchester City held on to draw with Atalanta in the Champions League.Walker replaced substitute goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, who was sent off for a sliding tackle on Josip Ilicic outside the box, having replaced first-choice keeper Ederson at half-time.Raheem Sterling had given the visitors a 1-0 lead in the first half of their group-stage game before Chelsea loannee Mario Pasalic equalised four minutes after the restart.City striker Gabriel Jesus also missed a first-half penalty in a bizarre game at the San Siro.A victory would have sent City through to the last 16 but they remain five points clear at the top of Group C despite failing to win for the first time in the group stages this season.Things went to plan after seven minutes when Sterling coolly slotted into the bottom corner after a brilliant backheel flick from Jesus.But the Brazilian forward’s penalty miss and Pasalic’s thumping header early in the second half rocked the boat – City were no longer in control and Atalanta were posing a threat.With Ederson substituted at half-time for a suspected injury, there was nervousness at the back and Bravo’s rash tackle meant an outfield player was forced to go in goal.Up stepped Walker, after a six-minute delay while Bravo’s red card was checked by the Video Assistant Referee, and his first action was to make a smart save from Ruslan Malinovskyi’s free-kick.Walker, only the third outfield player to go in goal during a Champions League match, actually made more saves than both of Man City’s recognised keepers during the game.
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is confident that he will be ready to take on Marseille despite twisting his ankle against Sunderland.The France international netted after just 11 minutes at the Stadium of Light and also assisted Aaron Ramsey’s second goal in the 3-1 win but was withdrawn late on to throw his participation in Wednesday’s Champions League tie into doubt.“It is not bad. I twisted my ankle but, fortunately, it is nothing major,” Giroud told the press.“Marseille? Yes, I am OK, I will be fine.”The Gunners star had already scored three times in his opening three club games of the season before the visit to the Black Cats saw club-record signing Mesut Ozil added to the team and feels that he is in with a chance of winning the Premier League’s Golden Boot.“With this team I can score many goals,” he enthused. “Can I finish the league’s top scorer? I must have a chance.”
[asset|aid=418|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1291ea0763c390dabfc32c737f2b1b96-Gidney 1_1_Pub.mp3] All four candidates face off for their final debate tonight in McBride. Liberal and Conservative candidates for the Prince George-Peace River riding both say their parties have set aside funding to deal with job losses in the forestry sector. In regards to yesterday’s announcement that the Takama Mill in Fort Nelson would close at the end of October, Conservative Jay Hill called the news “devastating” for a community that worked so hard to keep their mill open. Hill said his government’s contributions to a trust fund for each province would help laid-off workers find other options. [asset|aid=417|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1291ea0763c390dabfc32c737f2b1b96-Hill 1_1_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement – In contrast, Liberal Candidate Lindsay Gidney says westerners are tired of seeing aid packages always being doled out eastward, and his party would take a lead role in immediate action to specifically help the ailing forestry sector here.Advertisement