Uruguayan and Peruvian Troops Provide Security for Haitian Elections

first_imgThe Uruguayan and Peruvian contingent maintained ongoing oversight before, during, and after the opening and closing of the polls, which included conducting patrols and ensuring security at polling centers and for those who voted. To ensure direct technical coordination with the Chief Military Liaison Officers (CMLOs), the Haitian National Police (HNP), UNPOL, and electoral authorities who worked under and reported directly to the Force Commander of the UN Mission, Liaison officers were also deployed in the departmental capitals. The URUPERBAT is protecting the Haitian voting process while MINUSTAH is aiming to consolidate peace nationwide, with the goal being a gradual and phased reduction of the mission’s Military component, in accordance with UN Resolution 2180, of 2014. “As part of the security strategy, Peruvian and Uruguayan Troops in Haiti have been leading efforts since July 15 to obtain the necessary information to facilitate the fulfillment of the mission to ensure security for the presidential and parliamentary elections,” Col. Gentini told Diálogo. Uruguayan and Peruvian Soldiers serving in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) are cooperating through the Ecclesia plan to provide security throughout the country’s parliamentary and presidential elections. The 410-member URUPERBAT, which began deploying the Ecclesia plan in mid-July, started monitoring and improving security at polling stations primarily in the Northeast and Central departments during Haiti’s first round of parliamentary elections on August 9. They established a Temporary Operating Base (TOB) in the village of Hincha, in the central part of Haiti; it was operated by about 100 Soldiers from the Uruguayan contingent’s Combat Team Alpha. Meanwhile, Bravo Combat Team which is made up of the Peruvian URUPERBAT troops, assumed its role in the Northeast department. During the voting on October 25 — and again on December 27, if the presidential election goes a second round — the Uruguay-Peru Battalion (URUPERBAT) will maintain public safety throughout Haiti, contributing 246 Uruguayan and 164 Peruvian Troops to the total of 2,300 Troops and 2,339 police officers participating in the effort. By Dialogo October 13, 2015 It’s a good newspaper it has everything Time of transition “The military presence during the first round of parliamentary elections acts as a deterrent, and no incidents were reported. The military operation was rated as a success by national and international authorities. The Ecclesia plan was put to the test in this first round of elections.” “There will be centralized planning for the elections, with significant autonomy and opportunities to take the initiative within the guidelines provided by the military commander,” Colonel José I. Gentini, URUPERBAT’s Battalion Commander, told Diálogo. “A tiered strategy involving the participation of local authorities, the United Nations Police (UNPOL), and the military components from Brazil and Chile will be employed as part of the Ecclesia plan.” Within this context, the UN proposed that Brazil and Chile lead the final phase of the Military operation in Haiti, which will begin to wind down in 2016, after the completion of the presidential election. Protecting voting centers “We are proud to be part of the contingent that has led to the development of a democratic life in Haiti that will allow its own authorities to take charge of their country,” Col. Gentini said.last_img read more


Opponent preview: What to know about Cornell

first_img Published on November 19, 2019 at 10:15 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44 Following two lopsided wins over non-conference opponents, Syracuse (2-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) welcomes Cornell (1-3) to the Carrier Dome on Wednesday night. The game will mark the third matchup between Jim Boeheim and his son, Big Red junior forward Jimmy Boeheim. Syracuse has beaten Cornell in both matchups the last two seasons.Here’s what to know about this year’s installment of the Battle of the Boeheims:Gambling Odds: As of Tuesday evening, Syracuse is 19.5-point favorite, with a total of 130, according to Pinnacle.All-time series: Syracuse leads 93-31The Cornell report: Cornell’s lone win this season came against Binghamton and the Big Red haven’t had much success elsewhere since that season-opening victory. Their adjusted offense currently ranks 242nd and adjusted defense ranks 306th, per KenPom.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThree Big Red players are currently averaging double-digits led by Jimmy with 15.3 points per game and guard Terrance McBride with 14.5 points per game. The Big Red have been more effective from inside the three-point arc (42nd in the nation on two-point shots) than 3-pointers (253rd nationally).The biggest threat to Syracuse down low will be Josh Warren. The senior 6-foot-8 forward posted a double-double against NJIT and scored 19 points, dished seven assists and snagged six rebounds against Binghamton.How Syracuse beats Cornell: Syracuse beats Cornell by hitting its shots. Cornell hasn’t played well to start the season, particularly in defending 3-pointers. The Big Red are ranked 270th in opponent 3-point field goal percentage. Syracuse hasn’t ranked well in the statistic offensively, only hitting 30% of 3-pointers, but Boeheim has said repeatedly that Syracuse will shoot more 3s this year.If the shots from beyond the arc fall on Wednesday, the Orange will make quick work of the Big Red. Cornell isn’t the kind of team that can keep pace with Syracuse’s scoring. The Big Red won’t shoot well against the zone, which forces outside shots. So, as long as the Orange doesn’t repeat their Virginia performance, they will be more than fine.Stat to know: 81.5% — Syracuse’s opponents have a combined 81.5% free-throw percentage. Only eight teams in the country have had opponents shoot better against them from the charity stripe.KenPom odds: Syracuse has been given a 96% chance to win. The projected final score is a 74-55 SU win.Player to watch: Jimmy Boeheim, forward, No. 3Of course, it will all start with Jimmy — a junior forward who leads the Big Red with a 15.3 points per game average. In his first two games against Syracuse, Jimmy has scored a combined 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Last season, he shot 46% from the field and 35% on 3-pointers for a Cornell team that lost in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com tournament. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


Carsten Koerl, Sportradar: Playing a fair game keeps us coming back

first_imgShare Sky Sports grows American football offering with NFL channel August 14, 2020 Share Related Articles Carsten Koerl, CEO at Sportradar, explains why “working with the utmost integrity” to safeguard businesses from corruption remains at the foundation of its operations, before highlighting some of the company’s “standout moments” for 2019.This included becoming the first industry supplier to hold data distribution deals with each of the ‘big four’ US sports leagues, hiring former Interwetten CEO Werner Becher as the new managing director of US betting and completing its first betting and gaming platform acquisition through Optima.Since we started our operations, Sportradar has been committed to helping ensure that professional sports are played fairly and that illegal activity is identified, prevented and stopped. That, to us, is how we define victory. We have a responsibility not just to our betting clients and their customers, but also to the global professional sports leagues, teams and players that billions of fans admire and enjoy.Working with the utmost integrity remains the foundation of our operations. This dedication has enabled us to become the global leader in the space, with more than 1,000 companies in over 80 countries entrusting us as their partner and supplier. It has also enabled us to build the world’s largest partner network of sporting bodies and rights holders, working side-by-side with them to grow fan engagement and safeguard their businesses from betting corruption.These core values have defined our success both in the past, but also the present, and this year has been no exception, with some standout moments.The trust we have developed over two decades, as well as the enormous effort and investment in integrity, technology and innovation, has enabled us to secure the biggest partners in sport with all the major US leagues.One of the major highlights of 2019 came in August when we announced the extension of our partnership with the NFL. The renewal significantly expanded upon our previous partnership, including exclusive distribution of real-time official play-by-play data to sports betting operators in the US and internationally where sports betting is legal and regulated. Official licensed data will improve the speed and accuracy of NFL data and enhance protections for consumers. In addition, we now have the right to distribute live audio-visual (AV) game feeds to sportsbooks in select international markets.Our US presence has also been significantly boosted by the appointment of Werner Becher as Managing Director of US Betting. He most recently served as CEO of Interwetten, where he more than doubled the sports betting operator’s revenue during his seven-years there. In his new role at Sportradar, he will be focused on the growth, development and execution of the company’s betting strategy in the US.Building on our presence as a major, global business founded on fast, reliable and insightful data, we also unveiled an entirely new revenue stream by launching ad:s, our programmatic ad solution. Complementing the range of sports betting services we already provide, we now have our own data and technology-driven marketing platform that applies that same deep, analytical expertise to media investments, focusing on eliminating waste and increasing returns.With the sports betting landscape ever more competitive, efficient customer acquisition and retention is now the central question for running a successful sportsbook, and ad:s is uniquely positioned to address this challenge.Just a few months ago we also made our first betting and gaming platform acquisition, agreeing terms with Optima, and are now busy integrating their cutting-edge technology. This is a significant strategic deal for the business and enables us to add further advanced technology to our global business portfolio and expand our offering, presenting new and existing customers with a 360-degree portfolio of flexible platform and content services and solutions. It puts us in a prime position to achieve our aim of becoming the world’s leading supplier of turnkey betting services and solutions.As we close out 2019 with these significant accomplishments, we expect 2020 to be a defining year for us. We are proud of the significant role we have played in helping the sports industry drive growth whilst simultaneously safeguarding its future. We know that playing a fair game when no one knows who will win is what keeps us all coming back! Submit All-in Global: ‘Fantastyc’ markets around the world July 16, 2020 StumbleUpon Alex Gersh returns to betting as Sportradar CFO   July 13, 2020last_img read more


Woods scored twice to lead Rebels past Leafs 5-3

first_imgWoods finished the game with three points while Breese had a four-point night.Eamonn Miller and Andy Fitzpatrick replied for the Leafs.Nelson out shot the Rebels 39-28 in the contest, but could not get any timely goals on winning netminder Logan Sawka of the Rebels.Patrick Ostermann was in goal for Nelson, which has lost four straight games.Nelson, falling to 17-24-0-0-2, finished the month of January with a 2-4-0-0-1 record.Both teams do it all over against Friday when Nelson hosts Castlegar at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena. The Castlegar Rebels scored three first period goals en route to a 5-3 victory over the Nelson Leafs in a penalty-filled Kootenay International Junior Hockey League contest Friday night at the NDCC Arena.Tayden Woods, Ed Lindsey and Christ Breese scored in the opening frame to give the visitors the insurmountable lead.Nelson cut the lead to 3-1 in the second period on power play goal by Max Daerendinger, taking advantage of a five-minute penalty to Mike Bhatoa for cross checking.Then with four minutes and change remaining in the second frame, the teams took a break from hockey as a handful of players were ejected for fighting.The teams traded goals in the third period as Woods, with his second of the game, and Nick Headrick scored for the Rebels.last_img read more


Giannis didn’t hear trash talk from KG, just good advice

first_imgMOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend And it was there where the 2004 Most Valuable Player gave advice to the 2017 Most Improved Player.“He always told me that whatever you do, it’s all about the mentality and that was good advice,” said Antetokounmpo.And though Antetokounmpo faced Garnett in the twilight of the legend’s career, the Greek Freak said he still experienced the verbal competitiveness of the Big Ticket. The two played against each other five times from 2013 until Garnett’s retirement year in 2016.“He didn’t talk trash to me but he was talking trash in general,” said Antetokoumpo.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur View comments RELATED VIDEO LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets And back in December Garnett gave Antetokoumpo a bit of advice on how to achieve icon status.“He gave me some few words, he told me it’s all about the mentality,” said Antetokoumpo during his media availability Sunday at Fairmont Makati for his charity event with King Bally Entertainment Group.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“The way you approach the game, the way you see the game, it’s all about mentality. If you have the killer instinct, and you think you’re the best at what you’re doing, and you’re going to do it, you will be good.” Garnett, who’s now retired after almost two decades in the NBA, joined the Bucks in practice in December. ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Antetokounmpo still rushes out of Bucks dugout after bad games Giannis Antetokounmpo in Manila. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo and future Hall-of-Famer Kevin Garnett have distinct similarities both in appearance and accolades.Both are listed at 6-foot-11, though they sometimes look an inch or two taller than their height, and the two have led their respective teams in all five major statistical categories for one season.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more


South Africa’s top female Olympians – part 2

first_img12 August 2016Team South Africa began its Rio Olympics campaign this week, and among the 137athletes competing this year are some of the country’s outstanding female athletes,representing a wide range of sporting disciplines. To celebrate Women’s Month, hereis a look at another five of the best.Linda Motlhalo – footballlinda motlhalo Aiming For RIO 2016 Big For More Go To For More- https://t.co/bXbHLCHtxv pic.twitter.com/uCt2ZtU9Vo—game-on-mag (@MySportMyLife) April 22,2016At 18, Linda Motlhalo is one of Banyana Banyana’s youngest scoring sensationsand while Rio might be her biggest career moment so far, it definitely won’t be thelast. Hailing from Brandvlei, Randfontein’s hotbed of football talent, Motlhalodreams big yet is comfortable at her own pace.The South African Football Association’s Fran Hilton-Smith calls her the futureof women’s football in South Africa. “What stands out about her is her big-matchtemperament,” she told City Press. “From the first time I saw her, Iknew she was going places… Her tactical awareness at her age is very good and Ibelieve she is in good hands with (Banyana coach) Vera Pauw.”Motlhalo has scored three goals in four games in South African colours, and isnot planning on stopping.Janine van Wyk – football#RSA‘ KapitäninJanine van Wyk ist trotz Auftaktpleite gegen #SWE stolz: https://t.co/2Mw4Q1j8Xa pic.twitter.com/jm2NK5n9Ky—FIFA.com auf deutsch (@fifacom_de) August 4,2016Cool-headed veteran Janine van Wyk is leading Banyana at the Rio Olympicsthis year, her second Olympics. As South African football’s most capped footballplayer (male and female), scoring 10 goals as defender in 160 games, she bringsconfident leadership and creative talent to the Rio team.While the prospect of Banyana making it to the next stage of the tournamenthangs in the balance – with losses to Sweden and China, and a gutsy draw againsthosts Brazil – Van Wyk is determined to make sure her teammates enjoy theexperience and, above all, use it to learn for the future.Dominique Scott – athleticsI’m actually here… Dreams DO come true!!! #Olympics #Rio2016 #TeamSA #RSA pic.twitter.com/FOvcgEwc5E—DOM • SCOTT-EFURD (@domscottrunSA) August 5,2016When Dominique Scott begins the 10 000m race on Friday, 12 August, she’ll no doubt be thinking of South African runners who have tackled one of athletics’ more gruelling events before her: most notably Elena Meyer. At the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Meyer won South Africa’s first post-isolation medal. Scott was born in 1992.The determined Capetonian has already built a formidable junior career,winning two golds in the 2010 South African junior championships and going on toshow impressive progress as part of her American college team at the University ofArkansas. Before leaving for Rio, she won both the 10 000m and 5 000m finals at the National College Athletics Association Outdoor championships.Michelle Weber – open water marathon swimmingSee theother photos from my Women’sHealth shoot on my site @WomensHealthSA @ArenaSAfrica https://t.co/3bCQs7zv4J pic.twitter.com/GMfIrccumd—Michelle Weber (@michelleweber71) July 26,2016Michelle Weber is the only female swimmer representing South Africa in Riothis year. Her marathon is on Monday, 15 August.Weber, who underwent serious heart surgery three years ago, decided tospecialise in the more paced marathon events in lieu of shorter swims. The changeseems to have worked for her – Weber has won the 5km and 10km events at theSouth African Senior Championships for three consecutive years.Ashleigh Simon – golfSA’s @ash_simoncloses with a 73 @RICOHWomensBrit to grab ashare of 47th on one-over-par 289 pic.twitter.com/a8jcLdh7mr—Sunshine Ladies Tour (@SLadiesTour) July 31,2016Ashleigh Simon shot to fame as one of South Africa’s prodigious young golfingtalents, becoming the youngest player to win the ladies’ South African Amateurtournament, and the first player in over a century to win the ladies’ South AfricanOpen title three times.Since turning professional at the age of 18, Simon has participated in the US and British Opens, and is a regular on the European and American PGA tours, on which she has won six individual tournaments. Simon has also won numerous South Africa tournaments, and represented South Africa at the women’s golf World Cup for four consecutive years.“Rio,” Simon told the Bedfordview and Edenvale community newspaper, “is going to be something different (from the normal professional circuit). Golf is an individual sport and (our doubles) team (with Paula Reto) will have to work together… It is important for golfers on the South African team to have a good short game.”Source: South African Sports Confederation and Olympic CommitteeSouthafrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more


No Fly Zone: This Interactive Map Shows Where Drones are Prohibited

first_imgVideo producers take note! The following detailed map shows you all the places you can and cannot fly a drone.Video drones are awesome. From shooting incredible nature footage to superhero spoofs, drones can create some spectacular videos. So it’s no surprise that the market is flooded with new drone models coming out. As video drones get cheaper we can expect to see more and more flying through the skies.However, concerns surrounding drone safety have begun to find their way into pop culture. For example, a runner at the Geraldton Endure Batavia triathlon in western Australia received injuries after allegedly being struck with a drone. In Ohio a man faces felony charges after refusing to down his drone so a medical helicopter could land. Even the name “drone” implies scary robot overlords or unmanned death planes. With all the negative press surrounding drones, it’s no surprise that there has been stricter regulations in regard to drone piloting.As of June 21, 2014 national parks have been designated “no drone” zones along with airspace surrounding airports. 11 states have already passed drone regulatory legislation with many more to come, so figuring out where you can and cannot fly a drone can be really quite confusing.Luckily for us the good people at The Verge have created an interactive showing us where drones are prohibited. This map only takes into account “no fly zones” surrounding national parks, military bases, and airports. Before you fly a drone for your next big project you need to make sure your state allows for commercial drone use.This map was created by The Verge. Thanks for sharing guys!What are your thoughts on “no drone” zones? Should there be more or less regulation? Share in the comments below.last_img read more


Premiere Pro Tutorial: Organizing Your Project with Markers

first_imgOptimize your editing workflow with markers in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.Cover image via Shutterstock.Markers are an often underutilized tool in the Premiere Pro CC toolbox. They are little colored tabs you can apply to both your timeline and your source clips to indicate important points in time with a color or note. Like little sticky notes across your project, markers can help you stay organized and keep track of editing notes. Markers are non-destructive, meaning they show up in your workflow but never in your exports. And there are more ways than you’d expect to make the most of them in your project.But first, a quick introduction. There are three different types of markers you can use: comment markers, segmentation markers, and web link markers. Comment markers let you leave yourself notes about specific points in a sequence or clip. Segmentation markers can help you define entire segments or stretches of a clip to apply a note or organized title. A web link marker is exactly that: you can use it to add a relevant url. You can actually export web link markers, and compatible video players will launch a link to the url.To apply a marker simply hit the “M” key on your keyboard, or the Marker button (which looks like a little tab with a point) in the Program Monitor, and it will automatically add a green marker. To add a note to that marker or change its color, immediately hit “M” a second time, and it will open the marker window. In this window, you can change the duration of the marker (making it a segmentation marker) or add a url to make it a web link marker.You can use the different colors to signify different things. For example, I use the red or orange markers to note a big problem I need to remember to fix in an edit. Alternatively, I’ll use the green to note a section that is picture-locked. Other times, I might just use the red marker, like a stop sign, to signify the time limitation I have on a piece I am working on. So if I have a commercial I am trying to get under a minute, I put my red marker at that minute mark, and I can see how much I have to trim out of the project. I also frequently use the blue marker to help me mark beats in the music or a spot where the music drops out really nicely, and I know I want a big edit transition there. Using markers for this seems to be the quickest and easiest way to make my cuts right on the beats. When you double-click a marker, it will take your playhead to exactly that spot.The marker panel (Window > Markers) is a great place to sort through all your markers in one place. You can view your various markers by color (by clicking on the color at the top of the panel) and read all of your notes. You can also jump to any of the various markers in a clip or sequence by double-clicking on it in the Marker Panel. This can be especially helpful in larger, longer-form projects to help you move around quickly in your edit.You can also create a segmentation marker in the Marker Panel. Simply drag your in and out points to cover the length of the notation, and add your note. Segmentation makers are great for notes about the placement of an entire sequence or, as I most regularly use them, to note where you need to add effects, like color corrections or warp stabilizing. This is especially helpful when you’re removing all your effects at picture lock to prep for sound and color mixing, but want to note what you need to add back in when they come back fully mixed. You can also add markers just to source clips by clicking on the individual clip in your timeline and then hitting “M” — or by opening the clip in the source monitor and adding them there. I use this most frequently when syncing audio to video. I place one marker on the spike of the slate in the audio and then another when the slate hits in the video and drag to line them up. You can use Premiere Pro’s “Merge Clips” tool to merge them, and the markers will reduce the possibility of error with this sometimes-finicky tool.  Do you have suggestions for using markers in Premiere? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more


9 months agoCarragher admits Liverpool concern over Clyne decision

first_imgCarragher admits Liverpool concern over Clyne decisionby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJamie Carragher is worried about Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s decision to send Nathaniel Clyne on-loan to Bournemouth.Speaking about Clyne to Sky Sports, Carragher explained what the defender will bring to the Cherries.“(He will bring) consistency,” Carragher. “He played in the FA Cup game, didn’t go too well for them. I’m not sure how he played individually.“But I was surprised Liverpool let him go, I must say that.“I know he hasn’t been involved for a long time, but Liverpool have got young players there.“Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gomez. He’s a bit more experienced.“He played that one game against Manchester United and he was outstanding, considering how long he’d been out.“So I was quite surprised he’d gone.“But maybe Klopp sees him every day on the training pitch, hasn’t been easy for him, and a player at that age obviously must want to play as much football as possible.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


24 days ago​Man Utd keeper De Gea: We must beat teams like Arsenal

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd keeper De Gea: We must beat teams like Arsenalby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper David De Gea believes they must win games such as the home clash against Arsenal.The Red Devils were unable to turn their possession into more than a single goal, and had to settle for a 1-1 draw.It was a tough clash against a fellow top-four hopeful at home, and De Gea knows they will rue not being able to get all three points.”This is Manchester United. We’re playing at Old Trafford so we have to win these games,” De Gea said to reporters.”We have a young team but the lads have to react and play better than they are. We are a team. We know we have to improve and we are all working really hard to do it.”We had a lot of good chances – of course, they did too, but I think we had the better ones.”We have to keep learning. We have a young team, so it’s time to keep looking forward and try to win the next game.” last_img read more


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