By Dialogo April 16, 2010 The Uruguayan Navy collaborated on the seizure of 270 kilograms of marijuana in Haitian territorial waters, the navy’s spokesperson, Capt. Anselmo Borges, announced in Montevideo. The seizure took place Tuesday, when Naval Aviation Helicopter A063, a Bölkow BO105, was performing a reconnaissance mission near Ile a Vache, according to a statement by the navy. Borges explained that the helicopter, embarked on board the ship ROU 04 “General Artigas,” which had begun its return voyage to Montevideo after unloading various Uruguayan donations in Port-au-Prince – principally two water-purification units, food, and medicine – carried out the reconnaissance mission at the UN’s request. While the mission was underway, the aircraft was alerted by the ship’s crew “to the presence of a suspicious craft heading toward the coast from the open sea at great speed,” for which reason the helicopter “proceeded in search of it, successfully intercepting it a few minutes later,” the statement says. “The launch’s three crew members, upon seeing that a military helicopter was approaching, ran the craft straight for the coast and left it adrift with its entire cargo as they ran to hide in the jungle,” the statement adds. The Uruguayan aircraft “immediately reported the events to the UN mission in Haiti and requested support from the Uruguayan naval base in Port Salut (part of Minustah), a few miles away, so that the base would send ships to seize the launch,” which they then “turned over to the competent authorities,” Borges said. Uruguay has a contingent of 1,162 ‘blue helmets’ deployed with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (Minustah).
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He continued: “We were talking about football. In terms of football everything is fine. Since then I’ve had conversations with people close to him, not directly.” The subject of Benitez’s future was not raised on that occasion, yet it may be on the agenda should Chelsea fail to beat Wigan in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday. The Spaniard was unable to say whether he will remain in the post until the end of the season. “He (Abramovich) is not talking about this; he likes to talk about football,” Benitez said. “He was saying the team were fantastic in the first half, then the second half…he was talking about normal things.” Benitez refused to entertain questions over his future and insisted his focus was on Wigan, adding: “If you win, it’s fine. If you cannot, people start talking. I cannot talk about the future if my priority is the next game. I have a contract until the end of the season and we can be talking and talking, but all I can do is to win games. “My position is to concentrate on games and try to improve the performance of the team. We want to win. He (Abramovich) wants to win. That’s it. He wants to be in the top four, obviously. We know with a little bit of luck we will be in a much better position.” Benitez, who spent the first part of the international break at his family home on the Wirral, was adamant the uncertainty over his position was not unsettling. “My job is exactly the same,” he said. “I knew that I was signing six or seven months of contract. I’m not here to change things outside the pitch. I’m here to improve players, to do my best every day.” Press Association Benitez, appointed in November until the end of the season tasked with sealing Champions League qualification, spoke with Russian billionaire Abramovich following the defeat of Arsenal but in the four games since the Blues have failed to win. Whether the silent treatment indicates Abramovich is preparing to replace Benitez after three wins in 10 matches is difficult to tell, but the oligarch is not renowned for his patience. Benitez did confirm, at least, that Abramovich was content following the win over the Gunners, saying: “The Arsenal game was the last conversation we had. That was 20 days ago – we were doing really well. He was very happy.” Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez has revealed he last spoke to owner Roman Abramovich almost three weeks ago.
VARYING EXPERIENCE: Central Michigan has been fueled by senior leadership this year while Western Michigan has depended on freshmen. Seniors Kevin McKay, David DiLeo, Dallas Morgan and Rob Montgomery have collectively accounted for 64 percent of Central Michigan’s scoring this season and 69 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. On the other side, freshmen Brandon Johnson, B. Artis White and Titus Wright have collectively scored 41 percent of the team’s points this year and have accounted for 55 percent of all Broncos points over their last five.JUMPING FOR JOHNSON: Johnson has connected on 32.3 percent of the 62 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 6 of 7 over the last three games. He’s also converted 73.4 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Central Michigan is 0-8 this year when it scores 67 points or fewer and 13-9 when it scores at least 68.COMING UP SHORT: Western Michigan has dropped its last three road games, scoring 57.7 points and allowing 71 points during those contests. Central Michigan has lost its last three home games, scoring an average of 72.7 points while giving up 82.DID YOU KNOW: The Central Michigan offense has scored 78.5 points per game this season, ranking the Chippewas 23rd nationally. The Western Michigan defense has allowed 71.5 points per game to opponents (ranked 210th).___ Associated Press March 5, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWestern Michigan (13-17, 6-11) vs. Central Michigan (13-17, 6-11)McGuirk Arena, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan; Friday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Central Michigan looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over Western Michigan. In its last five wins against the Broncos, Central Michigan has won by an average of 12 points. Western Michigan’s last win in the series came on Feb. 20, 2018, an 83-81 victory. For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com C. Michigan looks to extend streak vs W. Michigan
Victor Moses Chelsea have finalized plans to offload one of their longest-serving players, Victor Moses in the summer transfer window.According to Sky Sports, the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner is one of the Blues first team stars tipped for the exit door, the others being Kepa Arrizabalaga, Jorginho, Antonio Rudiger, Emerson, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen and Michy Batshuayi.Ahead of next season, Chelsea have bolstered their squad with the signings of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech from RB Leipzig and Ajax Amsterdam respectively and they have to cash in on the aforementioned players before they can buy. August 24th, 2020 will make it eight years since Moses joined Chelsea from Wigan Athletic and he has entered the final twelve months of his contract with the Stamford Bridge outfit.Apart from his debut season and during Antonio Conte’s two-year spell in charge of Chelsea, the Nigerian has found playing opportunities hard to come by, leading to loan moves to Liverpool, Stoke City, West Ham, Fenerbahce and most recently Inter Milan.There was a purchase clause inserted into the deal taking Moses to Inter Milan in the January transfer window, but the Serie A giants have no obligation to buy him permanently.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The University of Michigan has a long tradition of churning out elite wide receivers that dates back to the late ’70s when Anthony Carter could be seen every Saturday tearing apart opposing secondaries. Their reputation as “Wide Receiver U” has been enhanced over the years through the recruitment of an elite assemblage of wide outs including Desmond Howard, David Terrell, Braylon Edwards, Jason Avant, Tai Streets and Amani Toomer. If the beginning of the 2006 campaign is any indication of what the rest of the year holds, it appears an heir to the throne has been found. Sophomore Mario Manningham has amassed an impressive 321 yards on 16 catches for a staggering six touchdowns. In the process he has garnered back-to-back Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week accolades, making him only the second Wolverine to do so. In the process of putting up such unexpected statistics, Manningham has gone from a relative unknown to a Heisman candidate seemingly overnight. His secret, according to Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr, is his ability to catch the ball in front of defenders and quickly accelerate past off-balance cornerbacks. Carr summed up the notion when describing Manningham’s most recent performance.”The one thing you’re going to say is ‘don’t let Manningham behind you,’ and yet he was able to do it,” Carr said. In response to his ability to simply outrun defensive backs, defenses have been forced to cheat their safeties toward his side of the field in an effort to slow down this young phenom. However, as teams start to focus on one receiver the rest of the field begins to open up. “Our system is designed to hit the open receiver,” Carr stated. “We won’t force it.” Look for Michigan’s other talented wideouts, Steve Breaston and Adrian Arrington, to break out in the upcoming weeks.Hoeppner set to returnIndiana coach Terry Hoeppner knows what it means to overcome adversity. In recent weeks, he has been hampered by a tumor in his brain that required him to have immediate surgery. Having been missing in action from his team’s last two home games, Coach Hoeppner is just getting back to full strength. He returned to the practice field this past Monday and received some good news from his doctor when he was given no restrictions for the upcoming week. “I enjoy the preparation, I enjoy the recruiting, but my passion is coaching football games, so it’s good to be back,” Hoeppner said, affirming his love for the field. When asked whether he would be at full strength come Saturday, he responded strongly. “No question in my mind, I’m ready,” Hoeppner said. Coach Hoeppner told his players, “Don’t be soft, but don’t be stupid.” He is attempting to model that sentiment in the upcoming weeks.Hoosier QB controversyThe Indiana Hoosiers are in the midst of a full-blown quarterback controversy. Last year’s starter, junior Blake Powers, has been solid, however, injuries have only allowed him to make appearances in two games. Last year’s top backup, senior Graeme McFarland, was passed on the depth chart this spring by super recruit, true freshman Kellen Lewis. In the wake of Power’s recent struggle with injuries, Kellen has been given the offense’s reigns and has done quite well in the process. With Powers returning to the practice field this week, head coach Terry Hoeppner is undecided as to which signal caller he will start. His preference is to pick one quarterback and stick with him throughout the year; however, if no clear victor emerges from this week’s battle he may be forced to platoon the position. “If both play well, this won’t be a problem,” Hoeppner went on to say. Quarterback platoons have had a mixed history of both success and failure. The most notable example of a working quarterback controversy may be the 1995 Ohio State Buckeyes who effectively rode Stanley Jackson and Joe Germaine all the way to the 1996 national championship. However, more recently such controversies have doomed teams to disappointing seasons, oftentimes due to the lack of an established leader on the field. Whether or not the platoon will work in Indiana is yet to be seen.
StumbleUpon William Hill closes Stockholm Gametek office July 1, 2020 Submit EFL urges government to rethink gambling sponsorship ban July 3, 2020 Share PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Share Related Articles Independent online gambling group Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has today published its interim results (26-week period 28 December 2017) reporting double-digit growth across its core metrics and product KPIs.The fast growth Leeds-based enterprise, reports period group revenues of £339 million up 47% on 2016/17: £230 million, recording a revenue split of Sky Bet £210 million (2016/17: £133 million) and Sky Gaming £117 million (2016/17: £89 million).During the period SB&G verticals would record + 2 million active customers, as the online gambling group declares an EBITDA increase of 92% to £118 million (2016/17: £62 million).In its corporate update, SB&G leadership details that it has been able to refine and optimise its customer offering through key investments in data and user content whilst enhancing its all-round betting markets’ range and customer promotions.Updating the market Richard Flint, CEO of Sky Betting & Gaming, commented: “The business continued to perform very well in the first half of 2017/18. Our focus on the customer, and delivering quality experiences, offers and promotions continue to differentiate our brand, and we extended our lead as the UK’s most popular online betting brand.”Leading SB&G operations, Flint continues to focus on developing sustainable and responsible online gambling frameworks. During the trading period, Sky Bet launched the industry’s first “safer gambling” campaign.“It was particularly pleasing to launch a fully integrated safer gambling campaign during the period, and we continue to increase our investment in research, data analysis and capability to provide a safe and responsible gambling environment for our customers.“We support a mandatory research levy and increased regulation from the Gambling Commission to protect customers that are at risk. We also extended our headline sponsorship of the English Football League for an additional five years, taking it through to the 2023/24 season, with responsible gambling at the heart of the agreement.”A tech-savvy SB&G continues to enhance the in-house development of its platform and systems, seeking to maintain a digital advantage over its UK legacy competitors. During the period, the operator significantly expanded its Yorkshire employee headcount and operations;“We are proud of our record of job creation and investment in Yorkshire, with an additional 230 jobs created in the period, as well as our contribution to regional and national taxation. A report by WPI Economics estimates that we contributed over £300 million gross value added to the Yorkshire economy in 2016/17, and we plan to continue investing in the region”.
Story Links CHICAGO – The No. 25 Drake University women’s basketball team tied the program’s all-time winning streak at 16 victories in a row with its 86-42 win at Loyola on Sunday, Feb. 19 afternoon at Gentile Arena. Drake improved to 22-4 and 15-0 in Missouri Valley Conference action. The 1996-97 Drake team had a 16-game winning streak. PDF Box Score Drake applied even tougher defensive pressure in the second quarter as Loyola didn’t score until there was 3:33 left in the period. The Ramblers scored just two points in the second as the Bulldogs led 46-12 at halftime. The two points are a season-low allowed by Drake in a quarter. Nine players scored in the first two quarters led by Wendell’s game-high 13 points. Sophomore Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) matched her career-high with 17 points and added three rebounds, two assists and two steals. Freshman Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) recorded her fourth career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Every available Bulldog scored and played at least 12 minutes. Senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) scored a game-high 19 points and added a season-high seven assists and four rebounds. Wendell had one steal and moved to third all-time in career steals with 251. She broke a tie with Jennie Fitzgerald (1986-1990). Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN DES MOINES THE VALLEY ON ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live UNI 2/24/2017 – 7 PM Full Schedule Roster Drake claimed a 25-10 lead after one quarter of play. The Bulldogs shot the basketball well going 50.0 percent (10-of-20) from the floor with two three-pointers. Drake handed out eight assists on the 10 field goals as six different Bulldogs scored led by Wendell with seven points. Loyola (2-23, 1-13 MVC) made just two field goals and had six turnovers that resulted in 11 points for Drake. Following Sunday’s game, Drake hosts UNI in its annual Pink Game presented by Mercy Medical Center. Tipoff against the Panthers is scheduled for 7 p.m. and it will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Print Friendly Version Next Game: The Bulldogs led by as many as 45 points late in the fourth quarter on the way to their 10th straight road win. They outgained the Ramblers, 52-10, in the paint while their bench had 24 points to zero points for Loyola. Drake forced 18 turnovers and scored 27 off the mistakes. Drake shot 54.0 percent (34-of-63) from the floor. HTML Box Score