Seaborder-13 Exercise Held in Portuguese Waters

first_img View post tag: News by topic This exercise was carried out within the framework of scheduled activities of the ‘5+5 Initiative’ made up of European and African nations from the Western Mediterranean: Portugal, France, Italy, Malta, Spain, Morocco, Mauritania, Libya, Algeria and Tunisia. This year the exercise was planned and organized by Portugal.The domain of ‘Seaborder-13’ was a simulated scenario where a suspect ship, belonging to an international criminal network, was sailing in the Mediterranean Sea and entailed a threat to maritime security for ‘5+5 Initiative’ nations. View post tag: Defense Authorities View post tag: waters October 10, 2013 View post tag: Defence Seaborder-13 Exercise Held in Portuguese Waters Share this article View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: held View post tag: Naval View post tag: Exercise View post tag: Portuguese Spanish Minister of Defense, Pedro Morenés accompanied by the Chief of Defense Staff, Admiral Fernando García and the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Jaime Muñoz-Delgado, attended the multinational Maritime Security exercise ‘Seaborder-13’organized in Portuguese waters from the 1st to the 3rd of October. Back to overview,Home naval-today Seaborder-13 Exercise Held in Portuguese Waters View post tag: Seaborder-13 ‘Seaborder’ was carried out in two stages. The first one was conducted from the Operations Center in Mauritania with support from Italy and Portugal (days 1 and 2) and consisted in getting acquainted with coordination procedures without using force.The second stage (days 2 and 3) took place in Portimao waters and consisted in a series of drills on communications, maritime interdiction (MIO), search and rescue (SAR) and damage control.Spain has participated with the patrol boat ‘Vigía’, a Security Team, a maritime patrol aircraft (C-235) and a HD-21 helicopter for SAR exercises.5+5 InitiativeThe ‘5+5 Initiative’ was set up in December 2004 when the Ministers of Defense of Algeria, Spain, France, Italy, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Mauritania, Portugal and Tunisia signed a Declaration of Intent to collaborate in maritime security issues in the Western Mediterranean.In 2008 the first ‘Seaborder’ exercise was organized and, since then, it has become one of the most important maritime security exercises of the ‘5+5 Initiative’.[mappress]Press Release, October 10, 2013; Image: Spanish Navylast_img read more

OPTIMA hits compliance high points for GLI-33 certification

first_img OPTIMA has achieved Gaming Labs International (GLI) certification GLI-33 for its OPTIMAMGS™ sports betting and gaming system.Meanwhile, the award-winning betting technology supplier also secured GLI certification to service the re-regulated gambling market in Sweden, after passing special checks around player protection and self exclusion systems.This Swedish go-ahead arrives just a week after the company obtained the certification to deliver the same platform to operators in the rainbow nation of South Africa.OPTIMA CEO Jacob Lopez said: “It is a great pleasure to announce that, as part of our global expansion strategy, we have obtained the GLI-33 and Swedish GLI certification. “It confirms the commitment from OPTIMA to provide operators with the highest level of compliance in the market, to launch in new jurisdictions in the quickest and safest way. “In the last few weeks, we have achieved GLI-33, South Africa and Sweden, adding to the long list of certifications for OPTIMAMGS™;  a great achievement for our technical and compliance teams that demonstrates a great platform flexibility, while expanding business possibilities for our existing and potential partners worldwide.”Marta Nikolova, OPTIMA Commercial Director, added: “By running one single instance of OPTIMAMGS™ which meets different regulatory requirements and user journeys compliant with an operator’s multi-regional strategy, our partners and customers can offer services in many jurisdictions. “The centralized technology and outstanding scalability and high availability of the platform reduces the total cost-ownership of the entire betting and gaming system solution, not only at the technology level but also at the operational level. “The range of third party integrations available, multi-currency, multi-regulation and multi-vertical platform capabilities are second to none in the market. Allowing personalisation to the finest detail, operators offer products that are tailored for each region, managed centrally or decentralised depending on the operator’s requirements for each operation. “It is a true B2B2C platform ready for operators that want to lead the market worldwide, spanning operations in different jurisdictions in an easy and quick expansion process.” Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Share Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Submit Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020last_img read more

Wenger slams ‘silly, disrespectful, embarrassing’ Mourinho

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger has described Jose Mourinho’s “specialist in failure” comment as “silly” and “disrespectful”.The Chelsea boss responded to suggestions he was playing down his side’s title chances through a fear of missing out on top spot in the Premier League at the end of the season by labelling Wenger a “specialist in failure.”Wenger was adamant he would not be drawn into a war of words with Mourinho, but suggested the incident is “embarrassing” for Chelsea.”I do not want to go into silly, disrespectful remarks,” he told BT Sport. “I did not speak about him in my press conference and I won’t do so again tonight.”All I know is that it is more embarrassing for Chelsea than for me.”Wenger saw Arsenal edge past Liverpool in the FA Cup and book a quarter-final meeting with Everton on Sunday, and was delighted with the character his side showed to respond to a 5-1 defeat at Anfield last weekend. “Our mental strength, our mental response, our intensity from the start on – [I am] very proud of the way we responded after a huge defeat last week that was the most pleasing.”last_img read more