viernes, agosto 14, 2020

Gunpowder and beer: Playing Colombia’s national sport of tejo

Steel projectiles, gunpowder and lots and lots of beer. It sounds like a recipe for disaster. But in fact they're the components needed to play Colombia's national sport: tejo. The game originated amongst Colombian indigenous groups around 500 years ago, and was declared the Latin American country's sport in 2000...

Colombia’s Ecopetrol sets 2019 investment at $3.5-$4 billion

Colombian state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Tuesday it will invest between $3.5 billion and $4 billion in 2019, slightly above this year as it bolsters spending on exploration and production projects. The investment is the backbone of an ambitious plan to boost production and explore for more oil to...

Colombia’s oil production surges to 2-year high

Colombian crude oil production hit a two-year high in October, averaging some 878,854 barrels per day, the country’s energy ministry said in its latest statistic report. Output was at its highest level since June 2016, after a 1.2% growth from the 868,704 Bpd produced in September, and a 1.7% increase...

6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes off Colombia coast

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Colombia on Saturday, according to a preliminary report from the US Geological Survey. The quake struck in the Caribbean Sea near the island of Providencia and about 19.9 miles (32 kilometers) from Mountain, Colombia, according to the USGS. The USGS also said...

EU Governments Toughen Car-Emissions Cap

European Union governments tightened a proposed cap on carbon dioxide from cars in 2030, whittling away German resistance in a sign of heightened sensitivity across the bloc to road pollution. EU environment ministers set a CO2-reduction target for autos of 35 percent compared with 2021 in a bid to give...

International swindler recognition continues to do its thing in Canada

Humberto Lobato Palacios, according to the information of the Canadian authorities has been recognized as a swindler, has not only tricked hundreds of people, but has also been committed as the usurpation of identity, money laundering and abuse of minors. This 57-year-old man lives in Canada and devotes most of...

The SIM Hijackers

Meet the hackers who flip seized Instagram handles and cryptocurrency in a shady, buzzing underground market for stolen accounts and usernames. Their victim’s weakness? Phone numbers. Rachel did what most people would have done in that situation: she turned the phone off and on again. It didn’t help. She walked...

Trump and Putin’s landmark meeting

A favourite target of Mr Trump's ire - has been asking why the president is speaking behind closed doors, one-on-one. Its White House team says Mr Trump wanted a direct meeting, with no leaks or interventions from others - and that there may not be any records kept of what...
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