Groups Call for ICC Referral

first_img RSF_en News Co-signing organizations in alphabetical order : Action des Chrétiens pour l’Abolition de la Torture, FranceAmnesty International, Benin Advocates for Public International Law, UgandaArabic Network for Human Rights Information, EgyptAsia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, AustraliaAct for Peace, AustraliaArab Coalition for Sudan, SudanArab Program for Human Rights Activists,EgyptArab-European Center Of Human Rights And International Law, NorwayArab Foundation for Development and Citizenship, United KingdomAndalus Institute for Tolerance and anti-Violence Studies, EgyptBenin Coalition for the International Criminal Court, BeninCairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, EgyptCampaña Colombiana Contra Minas, ColombiaCenter for Media Studies and Peacebuilding, LiberiaChild Soldiers International, United KingdomChristian Solidarity Worldwide, BelgiumClub des Amis du Droit du Congo, Democratic Republic of CongoCoalition Ivoirienne pour la Cour Penale Internationale, Cote d’IvoireColombian Commission of Jurists, ColombiaCommunity Empowerment for Progress Organization, South SudanConflict Monitoring Center, PakistanCongress of National Minorities of Ukraine, UkraineComité Catholique Contre la Faim et Pour le Développement – Terre Solidaire, FranceComision Mexicana de Defensa y Promocion de los Derechos Humanos, MexicoComision de Derechos Humanos, PeruCSO Network, Western KenyaDawlaty Foundation, LebanonDemocracia Global, ArgentinaEast Africa Law Society, TanzaniaEgyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, EgyptElman Peace and Human Rights Center, SomaliaEuro-Mediterranean Human Rights NetworkFN-forbundet / Danish United Nations Association, DenmarkFranciscans InternationalFundación de Antropología Forense, GuatemalaFriends For a NonViolent World, United States Georgian Young Lawyers Association, GeorgiaGenocide Alert, GermanyGlobal Solutions.org, United StatesGlobal Justice Center, United StatesGlobal Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, United StatesGulf Centre for Human Rights, DenmarkHoriyat for Development and Human Rights, LibyaHumanist Institute for Development Cooperation, The NetherlandsHumanitarian Law Center Kosovo, KosovoHuman Rights First, United StatesHuman Rights WatchInternational Justice Project, United StatesInternational Commission of Jurists, KenyaInternational Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law, NigeriaInternational Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, United StatesInternational Federation of Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture, FranceInternational Center for Policy and Conflict, KenyaInsan, LebanonJacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights, United StatesJustice Without Frontiers, LebanonKenya Human Rights Commission, KenyaLa Coalition Burundaise pour la Cour Penale Internationale, BurundiLira NGO Forum, UgandaLigue pour la Paix, les Droits de l’Homme et la Justice, Democratic Republic of CongoMedia Foundation for West Africa, GhanaMinority Rights Group International, United KingdomNational Youth Action, Inc., LiberiaNo Peace Without Justice, ItalyNorwegian People’s Aid, NorwayOptimum Travail du Burkina, Burkina FasoOpen Society Justice InitiativePakistan Body Count, PakistanPAX, The NetherlandsPax Christi InternationalParliamentarians for Global ActionEl Equipo Peruano de Antropología Forense, PeruPhysicians for Human Rights, United StatesPak Institute for Peace Studies, PakistanREDRESS, United KingdomReporters Without Borders, FranceRencontre africaine pour la défense des droits de l’homme (Raddho-Guinée), GuineaReseau Equitas, Côte d’IvoireSamir Kassir Foundation, LebanonSouthern Africa Litigation Centre, South AfricaSouth African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law, South AfricaSyrian Network for Human Rights, United KingdomSyria Justice & Accountability Center, The NetherlandsSyrian Nonviolence Movement, FranceSyrian Observatory for Human Rights, United KingdomSynergie des ONGs Congolaises pour la lutte contre les Violences Sexuelles, Democratic Republic of CongoSynergie des ONGs Congolaises pour les Victimes, Democratic Republic of CongoThe International Federation for Human Rights, FranceThe Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law, Sierra LeoneThe Association of Political Scientists, GreeceThe Sentinel Project for Genocide Prevention, CanadaThe Igarape Institute, BrazilThe Arab World Center for Democratic Development, JordanThe United Nations Association of Sweden, SwedenUnited to End Genocide, United StatesVision GRAM-International, CanadaViolations Documentation Center, SyriaWake Up Genève for Syria, SwitzerlandWest Africa Civil Society Institute, GhanaWest African Bar Association, NigeriaWorld Federalist Movement, CanadaWorld Federation of United Nations AssociationsWomens’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Switzerland Zarga Organization for Rural Development, Sudan March 8, 2021 Find out more to go further News Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts Follow the news on Syria February 3, 2021 Find out more News News Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Over one hundred civil society groups from around the world issued the following statement today to urge the United Nations Security Council to approve a resolution to refer the situation in Syria to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court:We, the undersigned civil society groups, urge United Nations Security Council members to approve a draft resolution supported by a broad coalition of countries that would refer the situation in Syria to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC).More than three years into a conflict that has claimed well over 100,000 lives, according to the United Nations, atrocity crimes are being committed with complete impunity by all sides in the conflict, with no end in sight.Neither Syrian authorities nor the leaders of non-state armed groups have taken any meaningful steps to ensure accountability for past and ongoing grave human rights crimes. The failure to hold those responsible for these violations to account has only fueled further atrocities by all sides. Against this background, we believe the ICC is the forum most capable of effectively investigating and prosecuting the people who bear the greatest responsibility for serious crimes and of offering a measure of justice for victims in Syria.The latest report from the UN’s Syria Commission of Inquiry, published on March 5, 2014, also found that all sides to the Syria conflict continued to commit serious crimes under international law and held that the Security Council was failing to take action to end the state of impunity. The commission, which has published seven in-depth reports since its establishment in August 2011, recommended that the Security Council give the ICC a mandate to investigate abuses in SyriaThe need for accountability in Syria through the ICC has likewise been supported by more than 60 UN member countries, representing all regions of world, including 10 of the current members of the Security Council. We urge all Security Council members to heed this call for justice. Other countries should publicly support the draft resolution and warn Russia and China against using their veto power to obstruct accountability for violations by all sides.As a permanent international court with a mandate to prosecute war crimes and crimes against humanity when national authorities are unable or unwilling to do so, the ICC was created to address exactly the type of situation that exists in Syria today. Though the court’s work can be only one piece of the larger accountability effort needed in Syria, it is a crucial first step.We therefore strongly urge Security Council members to urgently act to fill the accountability gap in Syria. The people of Syria cannot afford further disappointment or delay. Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria March 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation May 15, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Groups Call for ICC Referrallast_img read more

FTT’s ‘Stupid Humans’ brings student-written work to the stage

first_imgThis Thursday, FTT’s production of “Stupid Humans,” a pop-musical written by and starring junior Jorge “Jay” Rivera-Herrans, will open up to a sold-out crowd. The musical itself is based around a common problem students at Notre Dame will face — it revolves around the main character grappling with the choice of following his dreams and going out on a limb for what he wants, or picking a sensible and stable future. The production will run from Thursday until March 3.Rivera-Herrans said the idea for the musical was sparked from real world experience with his own deliberation between switching majors, after initially coming into Notre Dame as a pre-medicine major.“It got to the point where I hated doing pre-med stuff and I loved doing theater … so one day I switched majors without telling my parents,” he said. “I got a lot of backlash for it, and the pressure got to be so high that I felt like I needed to express myself in some way. I grew up writing pop songs on the side — just for fun — so I figured, why not try writing a musical about this exact experience, since I felt so strongly about it. And that’s where ‘Stupid Humans’ came from.”After Rivera-Herrans began writing music for what would turn into “Stupid Humans,” he played one the songs for one of his professors, Matt Hawkins. Hawkins, the head of the Musical Theatre minor at Notre Dame, said he was interested in hearing more and agreed to work with Rivera-Herrans. He eventually became the director for the production.“He was in a class of mine and he sang a song that I’d never heard of and I said, ‘what is that?’ And we started talking and he said he was working on a musical … I was like, ‘let’s do it,’” Hawkins said.With the help of Hawkins and the music department, the production of “Stupid Humans” was able to begin.“This is the first time that we have really put the money and the resources behind a student written work from a departmental standpoint,” Hawkins said. ”And, on top of that, it being a musical is just an ambitious project, so yeah, we encourage it, but we’ve never done it at this level.”The fact that “Stupid Humans” is an original piece that has never been performed before is one that gives the cast and crew a lot of freedom in portrayals and other aspects of the show, Rivera-Herrans said.“Since it’s new work, we have the flexibility to change things here and there, so it’s constantly changing,” he said. “It’s more fun to do new work. It’s so cool because I wrote these characters and I have an idea of what they would look like in my head, but everyone else doesn’t — there’s nothing to look up, nothing to Google. They read the material and they just make it their own, and it’s so cool because some things came out different than I expected, but they’re better like that.”Madelyn Steurer, a junior playing the best friend to Rivera-Herrans’ lead, also has a story similar to Rivera-Herrans of switching from pre-med to a major that held more of her interest. She said people will be able to identify aspects of themselves in the unique production.“It’s super rewarding to see it all come together and to know that we created this,” Steurer said. ”We are the first to do this, and it’s been awesome to give voice to a character that hasn’t been done before, and to bring her to life.”Hawkins said “Stupid Humans” is especially applicable to students at Notre Dame because they are going through many of the same conflicts the characters of the production are as well.“So if, you want some music and you want some jams, then come see it,” Hawkins said. ”And, on top of that, it’s for undergrads. It’s for this population. I think they’re getting pulled by family and they’re getting pulled by society and they’re getting pulled by what their heart says.”“It’s about what you should do and what you want to do and trying to balance work and life and your passion. And a lot of us think that you need to have a certain path because you have to make money and you have to provide for families,” Hawkins said. ”You have to do all those things, which are great, admirable things to do. Do you ever sacrifice what you want and what you love to do those things — where can you find a balance?”Rivera-Herrans believes there is something for everyone at the show, and it is accessible across the board.”I think there’s something for everyone in this show,” he said. ”While the main theme is following your dreams, there are other themes of coming to accepting yourself, making friends, accepting others and just coming together as kids.”Steurer emphasized the importance of taking the lesson of the musical and following the dreams that seem to not be attainable.“To take a quote from the show, ‘The biggest dreams we dream are those we dream together,’” Steurer said. ”And it’s all about, at our age, being able to encourage people to follow their biggest dreams because you might think it’s not possible, but we need creators in the world, and we need people being unique and themselves.”Tags: Film, film television and theater, film television and theatre, musical theatre, Stupid Humanslast_img read more

From canned wine to chili Kahlúa, what’s new in booze?

first_imgGosling’s Dark ’n StormyCanned cocktail RTDs have taken the market by storm. As The Grocer’s Top Products 2018 report revealed in December, the RTD category added a whopping £31m to its value last year – that’s a 13% increase, with much of that growth thanks to the likes of Gordon’s G&T and Captain Morgan & Cola. All the while demand for traditional bottled alcopops has slipped [Nielsen 52 w/e 8 September 2018].Now Gosling’s wants in on the action. The Bermuda rum brand has unveiled this canned take on the unofficial cocktail of Bermuda, which mixes the brand’s core Black Seal rum with its own Gosling’s Ginger Beer. It has an abv of 4.5% and is available through distributor Love Drinks (rsp: £2-£2.25). Grander RumRum hasn’t yet risen up and stolen gin’s crown quite as dramatically as some in the drinks trade predicted it would. But momentum is certainly gathering behind the spirit: producers are re-examining and challenging the norms of rum production and flavouring, and a slew of posh NPD has hit the market over the past year.Grander is a Panamanian rum aged in bourbon barrels, with an 8yo and 12yo expression heading for the UK over coming weeks through distributor Gravity Drinks (rsp: £38.95-£42.95).Unlike many rums on the market, Grander’s drinks contain no additional colouring, flavouring or blending agents.Both are 45% – considerably stronger than your garden variety spiced rum – and are billed as being a solid replacement for bourbon in traditionally whisky-based cocktails such as the Old Fashioned or the Manhattan. Northern Monk’s makeoverLeeds-based craft brewery Northern Monk has steadily gained traction since announcing an exclusive distribution deal with Morrisons in 2017. As it approaches its sixth birthday, the brand has this month given its core range an all-encompassing rebrand that “illustrates its evolution”. As well as the new look, two new additions have been made to the core range: Origin (5.7% abv), a gluten-free IPA, and Striding Edge (2.8% abv), a light IPA that was initially released as a limited run for its Patrons Project, a series of collaborations with other brewers (rsp: £2.35 – £2.70).   Get the lowdown on the hottest booze launches hitting the nation’s BWS shelves,Nice canned wineAccording to Waitrose, canned wine is set to be one of 2019’s major booze trends, thanks to its portability and that cans are largely perceived to be more ‘eco-friendly’ than traditional bottles (though both are recyclable, glass is heavier and thus typically racks up a higher carbon footprint during transportation).Fledgling brand Nice is the brainchild of ex-Propercorn head of international markets Jeremy May and Lucy Wright, who co-founded bircher muesli brand Cuckoo. It is due to make its debut in Sainsbury’s in February, launching with white and rosé variants (rsp: £3/250ml).Whether canned wine could ever really challenge traditional bottles remains to be seen, but the supermarkets certainly aren’t holding back when it comes to listing canned wine NPD of late. Earlier this month, French winemaker Mirabeau announced it had netted a major deal with Waitrose to stock its canned rosé.English winemakers are getting in on the action, too. South London brand The Uncommon last year launched what it claims is the first English wine in a can, made with hand-harvested grapes from Surrey. The Tale of OolongThe Tale of Oolong is the latest NPD by alcohol-infused tea brand Noveltea. An 11% RTD, it is made with a blend of Chinese oolong tea with rose petals, papaya, mango flakes and scotch whisky. It can be served hot or cold, with the brand also recommending it for use in cocktails.It’s billed as being completely natural with no artificial colouring, and is made with a 10-hour cold-brewing process, which the brand claims “draws out bitter tannins to deliver a smooth finish that also enhances the ingredient’s natural sweetness, before pairing with scotch whisky”.It rolled out this month into Ocado, specialist retailers and the on-trade (rsp: £24.99). Noveltea’s portfolio also includes The Tale of Earl Grey, which is made with gin, and The Tale of Tangier, a green mint tea RTD with rum.center_img Kahlúa Chili ChocolateKahlúa, Pernod Ricard’s coffee liqueur, is branching out into ever-more outré NPD to tap the trend for Espresso Martinis. Having already launched a canned version of the cocktail with ‘magic’ nitrogen foam last August, Pernod has now unveiled Kahlúa Chili Chocolate.The 20% abv liqueur is billed as being created especially for adding a “hot chili bite” to the cocktail, and has been given a limited retail release through Ocado – for the moment (rsp: £16/70cl). Millionaire StoutSomerset craft brewery The Wild Beer Co. has unveiled the first-ever stout to join its canned beer range. Millionaire is a salted caramel and chocolate beer, brewed using speciality malts to give it an “impressive” body with a relatively low abv (it comes in at 4.7%). Millionaire isn’t a brand new beer, but it was previously only sold in bottles. It’s billed as being a solid accompaniment to food – particularly red meats, roasts and desserts – and a possible replacement for an after-dinner port. It has launched into regional wholesalers such as Nectar Imports and Cave Direct (rsp: £2.25/330ml). Wild Beer Co has spent past years steadily building its can range. Last autumn, for instance, saw the addition of a brand new lime and salt gose beer, called Sleeping Limes (4.6% abv) to the lineup. The brand currently has listings for its brews in Waitrose and Ocado. Colour-changing ginEdinburgh distillery Old Curiosity is looking to cash in on Valentine’s Day with this launch, the 39% abv Apothecary Rose gin. The drink, which rolls out from 1 February in 50cl bottles, changes from pale gold to pink when mixed with tonic (rsp: £35.95).The titular apothecary rose itself is the star of the show as far as botanicals go: it is, according to the brand, known for its use in herbal remedies and tinctures, and brings “a subtly fragrant and elegant flavour to the spirit”. Beyond that, it incorporates more traditional ingredients such as juniper, angelica root and coriander.The brand itself was founded by Scottish herbologist Hamish Martin, who owns a specialist herb nursery in Edinburgh that contains “the nation’s first and only pure working gin botanical garden”, from which all the ingredients in the gin are grown and picked.last_img read more

Labor’s proposed changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax could deter Townsville investors leaving renters to foot the bill

first_img Are these Queensland’s most ‘Aussie’ homes? Labor says the changes will boost housing supply and jobs, but according to REIQ Townsville Zone Chairman Wayne Nicholson, no good will come from the policies, and instead they will create a supply and demand issue in Townsville’s property market.“We haven’t seen investors in Townsville’s residential real estate for almost eight years and that’s largely because the vacancy rate was through the roof … Then of course the floods hit, and the vacancy rate in Townsville now is around 1.5 per cent,” Mr Nicholson said.“So, just when we thought the investor might get interested again, we have these potential changes to negative gearing and the capital gains tax … We need investors buying residential property for people to rent, and they’re not going to do that if there’s a 50 per cent increase in capital gains tax, and a change to negative gearing.” Property prices are rising in these Townsville suburbs REIQ Townsville Zone Chairman Wayne Nicholson, and local investor Dave Lamari, have voiced their concerns about Labor’s negative gearing and capital gains tax policies. Picture: Shae Beplate.WITH the federal election on the horizon, the attention of property investors across the country has turned to Labor’s proposed changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax.The Labor Party has outlined its plan to limit negative gearing to new housing only from 1 January 2020, meaning investors will no longer be able to claim losses that arise from property investments to reduce their taxable income, unless it is an investment made prior to that date or a new dwelling.The opposition also plan to halve the capital gains tax deduction from 50 per cent to 25 per cent for all assets purchased after the same date. READ MORE: Flood victims back on their feet post-disaster REIQ Townsville Zone Chairman Wayne Nicholson, and local investor Dave Lamari, have voiced their concerns about Labor’s negative gearing and capital gains tax policies. Picture: Shae Beplate.“I’m an existing investor so any negative gearing benefits that I have within my property, I can continue to use, however when you change the rules so that existing property is not as appealing to an investor, it essentially changes the market of the existing buyers for my home,” Mr Lamari said. “The Labor Party do point out in their proposal that if you want to be an investor you still can because you can buy a new home … But the problem I have with that is it will essentially mean that the only place it will be viable to buy a home is in a new development, and that will create rental slums, where basically investment groups buy in one area and it’s all rentals.” “No astute investor should buy a property that’s surrounded by other rentals — that’s bad investing.” READ MORE IN REAL ESTATE NEWS Townsville houses damaged during the floods. Picture: Zak SimmondsA survey by the Property Council of Australia, revealed that the 33 per cent of potential investors said they would “probably or definitely” buy a newly-built investment property in the next five years under the existing tax arrangements. This number drops to 24 per cent under Labor’s proposed changes.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“If you accept that real estate thrives on the supply and demand factor and nobody’s putting new rental properties in the pool — then it stands to reason, the rental prices are going to go through the roof and it will be the tenant who is paying for that policy.” Labor member for Herbert, Cathy O’Toole said the changes aren’t to help investors but are intended to help drive home ownership, particularly for new home buyers.“Labor’s changes will help first home buyers in Townsville get into the market and help the budget bottom line; this will mean that we can put more money into nation-building investments like schools, hospitals and infrastructure projects,” Ms O’Toole said.“This is about driving higher home ownership by levelling the playing field.”“First home buyers should have a fair go at buying a house, they should not have to compete with investors who are being subsidised to buy their sixth or seventh property.”The opposition has included grandfathering in both its policies meaning that all investments made prior to 1 January 2020 will not be affected by the changes to negative gearing or the capital gains tax. “If you already use negative gearing, nothing changes. It’s not retrospective. People can still use negative gearing for the purchase of new houses,” Ms O’Toole said.Townsville Investor and Principal at Huggable Home Loans Dave Lamari said Labor’s changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax will have an impact on his existing property, and he believes it will deter future investors — including himself.last_img read more

Pass protection, red zone offense down in this week’s stock watch

first_img Published on September 16, 2019 at 11:07 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34 On Saturday, a Syracuse-Clemson game was decided by more than four points for the first time in three years. The No. 1 Tigers (3-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) dominated the Orange (1-2, 0-1) en route to a 41-6 victory, dropping SU below .500 for the first time since 2017. While the Syracuse defense did its part, intercepting Trevor Lawrence twice in the third quarter and holding Travis Etienne in check, its offense struggled throughout. Opportunities set up by the defense didn’t become touchdowns and SU settled for two field goals on scoring chances in the second quarter. After beginning the season ranked in the AP Top 25 for the first time in 21 years, the Orange now sit at 1-2, with two nonconference home games coming before the heart of their ACC schedule begins. Here’s whose stock is up or down after Syracuse’s loss to the reigning national champions.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe first-team All-ACC punter was arguably the player of the game for SU, which was forced to punt the ball away nine times against the Tigers. Hofrichter averaged a career-high 52.2 yards per punt, totaling 470 yards on the night, including three that pinned Clemson in its own 20-yard line. Hofrichter was effective in limiting the Tigers’ momentum after they stopped SU drives, which happened often. Explosive Clemson wide receiver Amari Rodgers, who broke off an 87-yard receiving touchdown in the second half, managed to return just two of Hofrichter’s punts for a combined three yards. Despite all of the question marks surrounding Syracuse’s play this year, Hofrichter has helped ensure its special teams unit is still one of the best in the country. After his latest game against the Tigers, Hofrichter is now second in the country in total punt yards and fifth in punt average. Williams makes his second “stock up” appearance of the season after leading the Orange with an eight-tackle performance on Saturday. The former Butte College star burst into the spotlight after making 11 tackles and 1.5 sacks against Liberty in Week 1, but struggled against Maryland along with the rest of the SU defense. He set the tone for Syracuse against Clemson, coming out active and energized. On one third down during the first half, Williams timed the Tigers’ snap perfectly and prompted an incomplete pass. Later on, when Ifeatu Melifonwu got beat by Tee Higgins, Williams recovered by tracking down Higgins downfield. In the second half, Travis Etienne was also tripped up by Williams on a play that had game-changing potential. The linebacker was often the first SU player to the ball on pass plays and the first to the hole when Clemson handed the ball off to Etienne, who ran for 5.4 yards per carry, well below his career-average of 7.8.A week after finding their footing against Maryland and combining for three touchdowns, SU’s wide receivers were one of its most disappointing position groups against Clemson. Their struggles began on Syracuse’s first possession, after the Orange defense stopped the Tigers on the first drive of the game. On 3rd-and-5 from the SU 30, Tommy DeVito found a wide-open Harris on a slant toward the middle of the field. DeVito threw a well-placed ball, but Harris couldn’t pull it in, negating a potentially big play and killing the momentum that Syracuse and its crowd accumulated. Near the end of the first quarter on a first down by midfield, DeVito threw another perfect pass, this time deep to Jackson in the end zone. Jackson, who broke out for seven catches and 157 yards against Maryland, let the ball fall through his hands to the ground. While a penalty on SU was called on the play anyway, Jackson’s drop was indicative of his issues throughout, as he notched just a pair of catches for 16 yards.While DeVito struggled at times with his decision-making on Sunday, much of his trouble in the passing game can be attributed to the fact that he almost never had any time to throw. DeVito was rushed out of the pocket on what seemed like every other drop back, forcing the redshirt sophomore to roll out of the pocket or just get crushed for a sack. The Tigers brought extra blitzers all night and Syracuse often neglected to pick them up, leading to Clemson racking up six sacks in the first half alone. That includes back-to-back sacks in the second quarter, after Syracuse kicked a field goal and managed to stop Clemson on the ensuing drive. While the Orange offensive line was simply not as talented as their counterparts on the other side of the line of scrimmage, the pass protection issues also occurred because SU often emptied its backfield of extra blockers. No matter the reason, Syracuse’s inability to protect DeVito from blitzes ultimately took its passing game out of the contest. The Orange won’t face a defense like the Tigers’ the rest of the season, but they need to shore up the issues that were revealed on Saturday. On two separate occasions in the third quarter against Clemson, Syracuse intercepted Lawrence and returned the picks to down inside the Tigers’ 10-yard line. The first takeaway was wasted immediately, when DeVito was pushed out of pocket to his right and threw an interception. The second change-of-possession also resulted in a Syracuse giveaway, this time a turnover on downs. Jarveon Howard carried the ball twice and went nowhere. Then, two plays were blown up and broken by the Clemson defense. SU also struggled on its two red zone trips in the first half, which both ended in field goals. After finishing 21st in the country in red zone efficiency last season, Syracuse failed to punch the ball in on each of its four trips and now sits tied at 122nd out of 130 teams in the category this year.Graphics by Karleigh Merritt-Henry | Digital Design Editor Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Stoiximan and Betano to provide DFS platform from Scout Gaming

first_img Scout Gaming Group will deliver its complete daily fantasy sports (DFS) solution to customers on GML Interactive brands – Stoiximan and Betano.Stoiximan is a leading operator in Greece, a market with an annual turnover of €250-300 million, while Betano, a market leader in Romania, is preparing to enter Germany later this month.Both have been prominent in football sponsorship, with Stoiximan the main shirt sponsors of Olympiacos FC and PAOK FC, and Betano the sponsor of Liga I in Romania.The agreement will provide the GML brands with full access to Scout Gaming’s DFS platform in time for next month’s World Cup in Russia.Scout Gaming’s liquidity network includes or intends to include 1xBet, Betsson, Bethard, Nordic Leisure, ComeOn, Starpick, Fanteam, GoFantasy and PAF, of which the last four have launched with Scout Gaming’s DFS product and included payment suppliers.Scout Gaming CEO Andreas Ternström said: “The fact that GML Interactive, owner of a dedicated sports brand and one of the largest private actors in Greece, chooses to work with Scout Gaming clearly shows that the DFS vertical continues its establishment in Europe and that we have the leading B2B product.”George Kourakos, Head of Product, Design and Innovation of GML Interactive, added: “We work actively with our sports offer and want to ensure that we can always offer our customers the best product. We employ an active sporting engagement and are involved in a number of sponsorships, which is why this area is particularly important to us.“With Scout Gaming’s product we see opportunities to further develop the product offering and at the same time establishing a new sports vertical in a European liquidity network.” Share Superbet doubles down on Lucky7’s challenger investment  July 27, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUpon Scout Gaming rolls out €1m fantasy Premier League prize pool July 27, 2020 Related Articles Romania’s ONJN adds 20 sites to blacklist August 14, 2020last_img read more