By Dialogo September 11, 2012 Humberto De la Calle, the Colombian government’s team leader at the negotiating table to begin peace talks with the FARC guerrillas, expressed moderate optimism over the outcome of the process, which he described as different from the previous ones and with the potential of encouraging some hope. “There are elements that induce moderate optimism (…) we know the difficulty of the negotiations of this nature (…) we wouldn’t want an excessive delirious optimism to generate an unreal situation,” De la Calle said to the daily El Tiempo, in Bogotá, on September 9. For the leader of Juan Manuel Santos’s government negotiating team, “there are new conditions, the process is new, and it is different from before. In that sense, hope can be encouraged that this negotiation will work, but it appears to me that excessive promises should not be made.” “We will make the best effort, but at this time the outcome is still unpredictable,” he added. De la Calle estimated that the peace process would be different from previous experiences, in the sense that “the negotiations are outside the country; there is no demilitarized territory and there is no cessation of military operations”. He added, “The international environment is also different. There is a desire in all of Latin America to achieve peace in Colombia. And the Military correlation is also different. It is indisputable that today’s Military Forces have collected successes that generate an impact on the relationship with the guerrillas.” De la Calle served as vice president under Ernesto Samper, between 1994 and 1996, and was appointed on September 5, by Santos as chief negotiator, who will initiate a dialogue of peace with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), on October 8. The group of government spokespeople is also made up of the Sergio Jaramillo, national security adviser; former peace commissioner Frank Pearl; Luis Carlos Villegas, president of the National Association of Private Industrialists (ANDI); and retired Army Generals Jorge Mora and Oscar Naranjo, of the Police. The negotiating table will begin in Oslo on October 8, and later continue in Havana. Two of the FARC negotiators include Iván Márquez, member of the secretariat (leadership), and Jesús Santrich, a member of the general staff of the rebel group.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Onondaga Nation to host 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships for 1st timeOn His Back: Freshman Evans becomes next Syracuse player to wear storied No. 22, looks to lead Orange back to national championship Published on August 26, 2015 at 1:59 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds The United States announced its roster for the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship next month in Syracuse, which includes three former SU players: forward Casey Powell, defender Joel White and defender Brian Megill.Powell played for Syracuse from 1995-98 and was a three-time first-team All-American attack and midfielder. He wore SU’s legendary No. 22 and added to the tradition by finishing his career with a then-school record 287 points. He was taken first overall in the 1998 National Lacrosse League draft by the Rochester Knighthawks and was the league’s most valuable player in 2010.Powell is currently 39 years old and holds the NLL record for most career points by an American.White was a member of the Orange from 2008-11 and finished his career as Syracuse’s all-time leader with 283 ground balls, 28 points and 18 goals as a defensive player. The two-time captain at SU was a member of Syracuse’s last two teams to win a national championship, which occurred in 2008 and 2009.For part of this past season, White was the captain of the New England Black Wolves before being traded to the Georgia Swarm. He has played in the NLL since 2012.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMegill graduated from Syracuse in 2013 and his 103 caused turnovers were the most in school history at the time. He’s currently a member of the New England Black Wolves in the NLL. In college, he played several times against Miles and Lyle Thompson, both on the Iroquois Nationals roster, when Syracuse took on Albany. The U.S. will face the Iroquois team on Sept. 18 at 8:30 p.m. at the War Memorial Arena.The tournament spans from Sept. 18-27 and games will be played at the Carrier Dome, War Memorial Arena and Onondaga Nation Arena. Comments
You don’t need a groundhog or even the weather channel to tell you that spring is almost here — all you need to do is look online for a fantasy baseball Top 300 rankings. No cheat sheet is complete without one, and having of a list of the projected top players (and sleepers) relative to each other always comes in handy. Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZN Fantasy Baseball Top 300 RankingsEligibility based on Yahoo default settings*=Not eligible at that position on draft day but expected to play there during the season2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings Tiers, Draft StrategyCatcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | CloserRankingPlayerTeamPositions1Mike TroutAngelsOF2Mookie BettsRed SoxOF3Jose RamirezIndians2B, 3B4Francisco LindorIndiansSS5Christian YelichBrewersOF6Trea TurnerNationalsSS7J.D. MartinezRed SoxOF8Max ScherzerNationalsSP9Nolan ArenadoRockies3B10Alex BregmanAstros3B, SS11Bryce HarperPhilliesOF12Ronald Acuna Jr.BravesOF13Chris SaleRed SoxSP14Jacob deGromMetsSP15Trevor StoryRockiesSS16Jose AltuveAstros2B17Javier BaezCubs2B, 3B, SS18Manny MachadoPadres3B, SS19Paul GoldschmidtCardinals1B20Charlie BlackmonRockiesOF21Giancarlo StantonYankeesOF22Aaron JudgeYankeesOF23Kris BryantCubs3B, OF24Freddie FreemanBraves1B25Justin VerlanderAstrosSP26Anthony RizzoCubs1B27Gerrit ColeAstrosSP28Corey KluberIndiansSP29Whit MerrifieldRoyals1B, 2B, OF30Khris DavisA’sOF31Starling MartePiratesOF32Carlos CorreaAstrosSS33Cody BellingerDodgers1B, OF34Rhys HoskinsPhillies1B, OF35Aaron NolaPhilliesSP36Carlos CarrascoIndiansSP37George SpringerAstrosOF38Juan SotoNationalsOF39Anthony RendonNationals3B40Andrew BenintendiRed SoxOF41Noah SyndergaardMetsSP42Adalberto MondesiRoyals2B, SS43Joey VottoReds1B44Ozzie AlbiesBraves2B45Blake SnellRaysSP46James PaxtonMarinersSP47Walker BuehlerDodgersSP48Yasiel PuigRedsOF49Patrick CorbinNationalsSP50Trevor BauerIndiansSP51Aroldis ChapmanYankeesRP52Jonathan VillarOrioles2B, SS53Tommy PhamRaysOF54Jean SeguraPhilliesSS55Xander BogaertsRed SoxSS56Wil MyersPadres3B, OF57Gleyber TorresYankees2B, SS58Corey SeagerDodgersSS59Jose BerriosTwinsSP60Daniel MurphyRockies1B, 2B61Edwin DiazMetsRP62Stephen StrasburgNationalsSP63Travis ShawBrewers1B, 2B, 3B64Joey GalloRangers1B, OF65Zack GreinkeDiamondbacksSP66Miguel AndujarYankees3B67Eugenio SuarezReds3B68Mike ClevingerIndiansSP69Justin UptonAngelsOF70Kenley JansenDodgersRP71Matt CarpenterCardinals1B, 2B, 3B72Jack FlahertyCardinalsSP73J.T. RealmutoPhilliesC, 1B74Clayton KershawDodgersSP75Vladimir Guerrero Jr.Blue Jays3B76Aaron HicksYankeesOF77Nelson CruzTwinsUTIL78Jesus AguilarBrewers1B79Jose AbreuWhite Sox1B80Josh HaderBrewersRP81Luis SeverinoYankeesSP82Roberto OsunaAstrosRP83Mitch HanigerMarinersOF84Sean DoolittleNationalsRP85Blake TreinenA’sRP86Yasmani GrandalBrewersC87Max MuncyDodgers1B, 2B, 3B88A.J. PollockDodgersOF89Zack WheelerMetsSP90Gary SanchezYankeesC91Andrew McCutchenPhilliesOF92David DahlRockiesOF93Josh DonaldsonBraves3B94Matt ChapmanA’s3B95Ian DesmondRockiesOF96Jameson TaillonPiratesSP97Felipe VazquezPiratesRP98Lorenzo CainBrewersOF99Brad HandIndiansRP100Yu DarvishCubsSP101Tim AndersonWhite SoxSS102Madison BumgarnerGiantsSP103Justin TurnerDodgers3B104Mike MoustakasBrewers2B*, 3B105Charlie MortonRaysSP106Raisel IglesiasRedsRP107Dee GordonMariners2B, SS, OF108Masahiro TanakaYankeesSP109Kirby YatesPadresRP110Robbie RayDiamondbacksSP111Michael ConfortoMetsOF112Kyle SchwarberCubsOF113Marcell OzunaCardinalsOF114Edwin EncarnacionMariners1B115Jose LeclercRangersRP116Willson ContrerasCubsC117Rafael DeversRed Sox3B118Steven Souza Jr.RaysOF119Eddie RosarioTwinsOF120Yoan MoncadaWhite Sox2B, 3B*121Brian DozierNationals2B122Miles MikolasCardinalsSP123David PriceRed SoxSP124Gregory PolancoPiratesOF125J.A. HappYankeesSP126Matt OlsonA’s1B127Miguel CabreraTigers1B128Luis CastilloRedsSP129Eduardo RodriguezRed SoxSP130David PeraltaDiamondbacksOF131David RobertsonPhilliesRP132Will SmithGiantsRP133Mallex SmithMarinersOF134Robinson CanoMets1B, 2B135Tyler SkaggsAngelsSP136German MarquezRockiesSP137Will SmithGiantsRP138Wade DavisRockiesRP139Jose PerazaReds2B140Eric HosmerPadres1B141Ken GilesBlue JaysRP142Billy HamiltonRoyalsOF143Nicholas CastellanosTigersOF144Alex ColomeWhite SoxRP145Justin SmoakBlue Jays1B146Carlos SantanaIndians1B, 3B147Kyle HendricksCubsSP148Ryan BraunBrewers1B, OF149Rick PorcelloRed SoxSP150Shane BieberIndiansSP151Craig KimbrelFARP152Jurickson ProfarA’s1B, 2B, 3B, SS153Brandon MorrowCubsRP154Kenta MaedaDodgersSP, RP155Mike FoltynewiczBravesSP156Randal GrichukBlue JaysOF157Jake LambDiamondbacks1B*, 3B158Shohei OhtaniAngelsUTIL159Trevor MayTwinsRP160Carlos MartinezCardinalsSP, RP161Jimmy NelsonBrewersSP162Kevin KiermaierRaysOF163Buster PoseyGiantsC, 1B164Nick PivettaPhilliesSP165Chris ArcherPiratesSP166Wilson RamosRaysC167Yadier MolinaCardinalsC168Luke VoitYankees1B169Michael BrantleyAstrosOF170Brad PeacockAstrosSP*, RP171Andrew HeaneyAngelsSP172Miguel SanoTwins1B, 3B173Chris TaylorDodgers2B, SS, OF174Jose AlvaradoRaysRP175Hyun-jin RyuDodgersSP176Victor RoblesNationalsOF177Ender InciarteBravesOF178Cesar HernandezPhillies2B179Paul DeJongCardinalsSS180Nomar MazaraRangersOF181Domingo SantanaMarinersOF182Nick SenzelReds3B, OF*183Jordan HicksCardinalsRP184Matt BarnesRed SoxRP185Welington CastilloWhite SoxC186Ryan O’HearnRoyals1B187Eduardo EscobarDiamondbacks3B, SS188Arodys VizcainoBravesRP189Kyle GibsonTwinsSP190Ryan ZimmermanNationals1B191Marcus SemienA’sSS192Adam EatonNationalsOF193Alex WoodRedsSP194Rich HillDodgersSP195Brad BoxbergerRoyalsRP196Elvis AndrusRangersSS197Robinson ChirinosAstrosC198Yuli GurrielAstros1B, 2B, 3B199Wilmer FloresDiamondbacks1B, 2B, 3B200Eloy JimenezWhite SoxOF201Hunter RenfroePadresOF202Maikel FrancoPhillies3B203Yan GomesNationalsC204Danny JansenBlue JaysC205Zack GodleyDiamondbacksSP206Amed RosarioMetsSS207Ian HappCubs3B, OF208Greg HollandDiamondbacksRP209Andrew MillerCardinalsRP210Manuel MargotPadresOF211Julio UriasDodgersSP, RP212Dellin BetancesYankeesRP213Trey ManciniOrioles1B, OF214Sergio RomoMarlinsRP215Cody AllenAngelsRP216Jorge AlfaroMarlinsC217Michael WachaCardinalsSP218Ryon HealyMariners1B219Jake BauersIndians1B, OF220Harrison BaderCardinalsOF221Peter AlonsoMets1B222Jonathan SchoopTwins2B, SS223Josh BellPirates1B224Nathan EovaldiRed SoxSP225Jackie Bradley Jr.Red SoxOF226Kyle FreelandRockiesSP227Joey LucchesiPadresSP228Shane GreeneTigersRP229Hunter StricklandMarinersRP230Scooter GennettReds2B231Scott ScheblerRedsOF232Pedro StropCubsRP233Delino DeshieldsRangersOF234Byron BuxtonTwinsOF235Jeremy JeffressBrewersRP236Kendrys MoralesBlue Jays1B237Asdrubal CabreraRangers2B, 3B, SS238Sean NewcombBravesSP239Jon GrayRockiesSP240Vince VelasquezPhilliesSP241Cole HamelsCubsSP242Odubel HerreraPhilliesOF243Alex ReyesCardinalsSP, RP244Yonder AlonsoWhite Sox1B245Willy AdamesRays2B, SS246Jose QuintanaCubsSP247Joc PedersonDodgersOF248Tyler WhiteAstros1B249Jon LesterCubsSP250Yusei KikuchiMarinersSP251Leonys MartinIndiansOF252Ramon LaureanoA’sOF253Lourdes Gurriel Jr.Blue Jays2B, SS254Ronald GuzmanRangers1B255Dallas KeuchelFASP256Kyle SeagerMariners3B257Brandon NimmoMetsOF258Mark TrumboOriolesOF259Corey DickersonPiratesOF260Jake ArrietaPhilliesSP261Shin-Soo ChooRangersOF262Jung Ho KangPirates3B263Francisco MejiaPadresC264Garrett HampsonRockies2B, SS265Austin MeadowsRaysOF266Mike ZuninoRaysC267Jeimer CandelarioTigers3B268Tyler GlasnowRaysSP, RP269Jake MusgrovePiratesSP270Ian KinslerPadres2B271Jason KipnisIndians2B272Anibal SanchezNationalsSP273Orlando ArciaBrewersSS274Evan LongoriaGiants3B275Touki ToussaintBravesSP276Kevin PillarBlue JaysOF277Luke WeaverDiamondbacksSP278Collin McHughAstrosSP*, RP279Archie BradleyDiamondbacksRP280Adam OttavinoYankeesRP281Jorge SolerRoyalsOF282Adam JonesDiamondbacksOF283Franmil ReyesPadresOF284Avisail GarciaRaysOF285Brandon WoodruffBrewersSP, RP286Steve PearceRed Sox1B, OF287Jorge PolancoTwinsSS288Brandon BeltGiants1B289Marco GonzalesMarinersSP290Albert PujolsAngels1B291Dansby SwansonBravesSS292Jed LowrieMets2B, 3B293Ryan McMahonRockies1B, 2B, 3B294Didi GregoriusYankeesSS295Renato NunezOrioles3B296Kevin GausmanBravesSP297Ross StriplingDodgersSP, RP298Willians AstudilloTwinsC, 3B299Niko GoodrumTigers1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF300Fernando Tatis Jr.PadresSS*=Not eligible at that position on draft day but expected to play there during the season Of course, Top 300 rankings aren’t glorified mock drafts (you can do that yourself here in mere minutes), nor do they differentiate between player tiers at positions (we can help you there). They just give you a general sense of how to weigh position/category scarcity and player production. The truth is once a draft starts and the first few rounds finish up, it’s “anything goes” until the end of the draft. Team needs and individual player preferences trump whatever a Top 300 says.DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2019 cheat sheetStill, we all love looking at Top 300 lists, and it’s undeniable that they affect the way people draft, especially the overall rankings in the draft applets of the sites on which you play. We’ve already broken down some big differences between ESPN and Yahoo’s Top 300 lists and why it’s important to identify them, and adding another point of reference will help you make sure you’re ready for anything once your real draft starts.2019 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers:Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Each teamOnce you draft your starters and you’re building depth, you’ll likely target a lot of OFs (especially ones with multi-position eligibility) and pitchers, but for those in deep leagues that play an MI and CI or two-catcher leagues, all positions will be in play until the end of the draft, which is why we try to balance our Top 300. For individual position rankings, click the links below.2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings:Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Reliever