In addition, the murder of civilians during the conflict represents one third of violent deaths registered in Colombia in the reporting period, Suárez added, while acknowledging there was “an important registry of unofficial figures.” “With regard to the 220,000 victims, we know where, when, (they were murdered) who did it, and in several cases, who was the victim. This is not an approximation,” he explained. However, this figure may reach 5.7 million, considering that there are about 819,510 documented cases between 1985 and 1995 by the NGO, Consultancy for Human Rights and Displacement (CODHES). The report, made by social investigators and presented as the most complete study of Colombia’s internal conflict, stated that 220,000 deaths have taken place, 81.5% of which are civilians and 18.5 are combatants. This means that “eight out of 10 dead were civilians, who are also [the group] most affected by the violence,” stated Andrés Suárez, one of the authors of the report, based on the Register of Victims (RUV), and on his own private research and investigations. The document also added that until March 31, the RUV reported 25,007 missing people; 1,754 victims of sexual violence; 6,421 minors recruited by armed groups and 4.7 million displaced people. By Dialogo July 29, 2013 Although the state unit for Victims Reparations said that Colombia’s armed conflict since 1974 resulted in 600,000 deaths, Suárez added that the information is distorted. “It is confusing victims of the conflict with the number of victims from generalized violence,” the researcher said, adding that drug traffickers and social cleansing groups were responsible for these crimes. Most victims of Colombia’s armed conflict are civilians, and represent eight out of every 10 dead, according to a study by the Center of Historical Memory, a presidential institution. Moreover, the study indicates that between 1970 and 2010, 27,023 kidnappings associated with the conflict were reported, as well as 10,189 victims of antipersonnel mines.
September 17, 2020
Marcellus, unable to keep up with the Warriors, still had Bronte Stahl finish with six kills and six digs, while Jenna Mattison produced 10 assists. Elaine Grattan had eight digs and Evelyn Webster contributed seven digs.A day later, Westhill routed Institute of Technology Central 25-9, 25-6, 25-5, serving up 30 aces, six each by Schwartz and Jill Wicks. Galante and Schmitz each got four aces as Heinrich earned nine kills and Tori Militi earned 11 assists.Skaneateles got challenged a bit last Tuesday by Syracuse Academy of Science, who rallied to win the second set 25-22 after the Lakers beat them 25-10 in the opener. Regrouping, Skaneateles claimed the next two sets by 25-17 and 25-18 margins to take the match as Lily Delasin did it all, earning 23 assists, nine aces, seven kills and six digs. Maeve Canty got 13 kills and eight digs, with Emma Miller adding four kills. Emma Keady and Georgia Congel got three kills apiece.Against Bishop Grimes Thursday night, the Lakers were steady and solid in a 25-14, 25-18, 25-18 sweep. Delasin had 17 assists, six kills, two kills and three blocks, while Canty got 14 kills and 12 digs. Keady served up five aces to go with five assists.Meanwhile, Marcellus beat Phoenix 25-10, 25-21, 25-21, with Stahl earning six kills and nine digs as Mattison picked up 12 assists.Solvay got into a long battle with Mexico last Tuesday, splitting the first two sets, each by 25-21 margins, and then losing the third set 25-23 before claiming the fourth set 25-22. The final set was close, too, but the Tigers edged the Bearcats 25-21.Still, Sophia Guadagnolo ahd a triple-double of 31 assists, 15 blocks and 10 digs as Myah Platler got 13 kills, nine aces and 21 digs.Jordan Bamba earned 17 digs as Ryleigh Bidwell, Anastasia LaFlair and Genea Kadlubowski had six kills apiece. Two nights later, Solvay lost, 25-13, 25-23, 21-25, 25-12 to Homer.Jordan-Elbridge hosted Mexico last Monday night and the Eagles proved quite steady in a 25-18, 25-18, 25-17 victory over the Tigers.Ashlee Eaton produced seven kills, with Ranait McGuire adding six kills and three blocks. Sarah Lane fed both of them with 16 assists as Paige Lane set a winning tone wither six aces.In Thursday’s 25-13, 25-8, 21-25, 25-23 defeat to LaFayette, the Eagles nearly erased a 2-0 deficit, but saw that comeback thwarted as Lane had 12 assists, Eaton earning five kills and McGuire adding four kills. Liz Bartoszewski produced seven digs.West Genesee went up close against reigning Class AA power Baldwinsville last Monday and took a 25-13, 25-12, 25-5 defeat to the Bees.Anna Snyder finished with seven assists, while Mackenzie Winn and Riley Abdou each got four digs. Brooke Zajac, Mia Lamanna and Izzy Allen had three kills apiece. B’ville’s Kyrah Wilbur and Brooke Clute each had nine kills as Jenna Garvey got 18 assists.Then WG lost to Fayetteville-Manlius on Wednesday night 25-22, 25-10, 25-20. Snyder finished with 16 assists, Zajac getting seven kills and Quirk adding five kills.Bishop Ludden won a long battle with Hamilton last Tuesday, the Gaelic Knights dropping the first set 25-18 but then claiming the next two sets 25-11 and 25-22.The Emerald Knights won the fourth set 25-19, but Ludden claimed the final set 25-18 as Kate Ruddy dished out 32 assists, with Megan Virkler earning 10 kills and Jasmine Cuffee and Jayden Burney each getting nine kills. AllyRoyal had 15 assists.In another five-set match on Thursday, Ludden nearly upended Cazenovia, taking the first two sets 27-25 and 25-22, only to have the Lakers rallyand win the next three sets 25-20, 25-13 and 25-18.Through it all, Ruddy picked up 34 assists, while Virkler gained 14 kills. Royal had 24 digs and Cuffee got 17 digs to go with her six kills. Alexis Pietrowski finished with 12 killsShare this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Even with serious challengers rising around them, the path to glory in area high school girls volleyball still runs through Westhill.Completing an early clean sweep of all of its neighbors, the Warriors met up with Marcellus last Tuesday night, and a dominant 25-10 first set the tone, Westhill going on to win the next two sets over the Mustangs 25-19 and 25-21.Sara Galante put away 20 kills and got eight digs as teammate Kate Heinrich added seven kills. Sara Schwartz finished with 27 assists and three aces as Gianna Militi amassed 22 digs and four aces. Hannah Schmitz had six digs. Tags: Bishop Luddengirls volleyballJ-EMarcellusskaneatelesSolvayWest GeneseeWesthill
August 28, 2020
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe Girl Scouts of Alpena did something good today; the girls donated old dresses to the local goodwill store. The girl scouts decided to give up old dresses that they couldn’t wear anymore so that other little girls could have something to wear.The event was called: “Every Dress has a Story.” The Alpena scouts started donating dresses back in 2013.Scout Leader, Evonne Jasman said she’s proud of her troops for letting go of something to help others.“It makes me proud that the girls want to let another girl enjoy their beautiful dress that they felt beautiful in for the holiday season that they use their dress for,” Jasman said.For their heartwarming donation, the girls will earn a new scout patch to add to their jackets. Jasman said that donating will always be a wonderful memory for the girls to have.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: donations, Dress Donations, Girl Scouts, Girl Scouts of Alpena, GoodwillContinue ReadingPrevious ‘Reading Rocks’ Program Aims to Help Students With LiteracyNext River Center & Nature’s Kingdom Wildlife Rehab Join Forces to Build Future Home of Wildlife Education