Honduras returns to the OAS

first_imgNewsRegional Honduras returns to the OAS by: – June 4, 2011 13 Views   no discussions Map of Honduras. Photo credit: honduras_stlukesdallas.orgWASHINGTON, USA — The General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) decided this week to lift the suspension of the right of participation of Honduras in the Organization during its forty-first special session.The resolution titled, “Participation of Honduras in the Organization of American States,” was approved by a vote of 32 in favour, one against, Ecuador being the only country that opposed the Central American country’s re-entry.The text of the approved resolution makes reference to Article 22 of the Inter-American Democratic Charter, which establishes that, once the situation behind a member state’s suspension has been overcome, the suspension may be lifted.Furthermore, it highlights the conviction of the member countries that “democracy is one of our region’s most valued accomplishments and that the peaceful transfer of power through constitutional means and in strict compliance with the constitutional rules of each of our states is the product of a continuous and irreversible process.”The resolution cites the agreement for national reconciliation and the consolidation of the democratic system in Honduras signed in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, last May 22, and it resolves to “lift the suspension, with immediate effect, of the right of the State of Honduras to participate in the Organization of American States.”Caribbean News Now Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Patricia Ortman of Brookville

first_imgMemorial contributions can be directed to the family to help purchase Christmas gifts for needy families of Franklin County.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger is honored to care for the family of Patricia Ortman. Those surviving who will cherish Patricia’s memory include her children, Terry (Chrissy) Ortman, Timothy (Kevin) Ortman, Cynthia Ortman and Lorinda (Troy) Pipenger; grandchildren, Trisha (Jeff) Hampson, Chanel Ortman, Louise Ortman, Sally Ortman, and Penny Ortman; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Trevor, Brooklyn, Camerin, Ava and Ayanna.  Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Naomi Gilbert and Billie Jean Thompson. Patricia H. Ortman, of Brookville, was born on July 23, 1927 to Jacob and Katherine Browning Suttong.  She married James W. Ortman on September 13, 1947 and he preceded her in death on June 13, 2011.  Patricia retired from Philco Ford after 42 years of employment.  Her passions included canning, gardening, playing cards and entertaining with family and friends.  On Monday, November 13, 2017 at the age of 90, Patricia passed away.center_img Friends may visit with the family on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home.  Fr. Sean Danda will officiate the funeral service at 1 p.m. and burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.last_img read more

No. 3 Syracuse staves off comeback from No. 17 Virginia in 14-13 win

first_img Published on March 4, 2016 at 8:08 pm Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossman No. 3 Syracuse (4-0) traveled to Klockner Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia for its first road game of the season and beat No. 17 Virginia (2-3), 14-13, on Friday night.The Orange withstood a five-goal fourth quarter barrage from Virginia, including four straight goals that shrunk a 13-8 lead to a 13-12 one. James Pannell scored his fourth goal of the game with 37 seconds left, causing UVA head coach Dom Starsia to call a timeout to strategize before the potential game-deciding faceoff.Faceoff specialist Michael Howard stepped on the stick of SU’s specialist, Ben Williams, drawing the referee’s whistle and keeping the ball with the Orange. The Syracuse offense ran out the remaining time on the clock to barely escape with the team’s first-ever win in Charlottesville.Here are three immediate reactions to Syracuse’s fourth-straight win to start the season.Welcome to the showAdvertisementThis is placeholder textNick Mariano has been a formidable presence on the Orange’s midfield line in his first year as a transfer. Entering Friday he’d scored six goals, including a three-tally performance against Albany last weekend. The junior tied his season-best mark against Virginia, but more meaningfully with two fourth-quarter goals cementing the final result.He stretched the lead out to five early in the fourth quarter, but Virginia stormed back with four unanswered goals to draw within 13-12. Derek DeJoe took an ill-advised shot on a near-impossible angle that clanked off the near post and dribbled in front of the crease.Mariano weaved through the mosh of players and deftly scooped and scored in a swift motion to stop the Orange’s bleeding. It proved to be the final score for Syracuse, and perhaps its biggest as it shortly thereafter forced the Cavaliers to vacate its goal.“(Mariano’s) been scoring for us and doing a nice job,” head coach John Desko told CuseTV after the game. “Helped us on man-up today too.”Greener on the other sideThe majority of ground ball attempts come on faceoffs, and Syracuse is primed to win the majority of them with Williams. But despite his 18-for-29 game at the X, the Orange was beaten badly in the ground ball battle, 43-29. It’s the first time this season SU fell short on the ground ball margin, and something that happened only twice last year.Desko indicated his concern Wednesday that his team hadn’t practice groundballs on a grass field. The ball bounces differently on grass than FieldTurf, Desko said, and it certainly did Friday night.Several scrums at the faceoff X turned into makeshift kicking contests as SU’s wings tried to create separation on the ball after struggling to scoop it up. Plays in transition were harder to come by, as quick, bobbled passes turned into scooping battles off the ground.But Syracuse perhaps reeled in the biggest ground ball of the game after Virginia scored four unanswered goals early in the fourth quarter. Greg Coholan tried to knot the score at 13, but Warren Hill knocked his shot away from the crease and midfielder Paolo Ciferri emerged from the ground ball scrum near midfield. Mariano made good on the possession and cushioned SU’s lead.“To win down here on the grass, first time we’ve been on the grass this year, was big for us,” Desko said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Extra men, everywhereWhat initially allowed Virginia to creep back into the contest was its dominance on SU’s man-down defense, which was forced into action by eight Syracuse penalties. After UVA knotted the score at five, both Nick Mellen and Austin Fusco were assessed penalties, compromising the Orange’s defense by two men. Midfielder Matt Emery made SU’s young duo pay for their mistakes, and put Virginia ahead, 6-5.Careless penalties like a Sergio Salcido late hit on Zach Ambrosino and a Scott Firman slash on the head put Syracuse at a disadvantage. The Orange’s man-down package is without Mellen, the team leader in caused turnovers, because of its complexity to the freshman defender.The 5-foot-7 Salcido did make good on two man-up opportunities for Syracuse’s offense, balancing out the Orange’s extra-man offense that’s always been dominated by Donahue’s presence. He led the country in extra-man goals last year.last_img read more