The firm FiveThirtyEight has published predictions of World Cup winners since the 2014 events. In the interest of full transparency they publish their methodology along with their ratings for the upcoming event. They have developed a Soccer Power Index (SPI) as a formula for publishing their ratings and calculating probabilities. The summary of the predictions […]
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The April 2022, seizure of a series of servers and cryptocurrency wallets containing approximately $25 million worth of bitcoin in Germany by the German Federal Criminal Police (the Bundeskriminalamt), in coordination with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), was an historical event in the annals of law enforcement. Known as the Hydra Takedown event, […]
The Competition The 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup will be starting in mid-November with the final match scheduled for December 18, 2022. This year’s qualifying competitors have been grouped according to the official image below: Qatar has been planning for this event for several years and is working closely with FIFA and the global sponsors […]
In his report Intelligence Preparation for Operational Resilience (IPOR), Douglas Gray describes common military approaches towards frequent operational actions such as Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP) and Intelligence Preparation for the Battlefield (IPB) as highly useful for the private sector – yet, in need of adjustment since these approaches are heavy in military jargon (2015). Thus, […]
Concerns remain over the safety of fans attending the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, especially England’s fans. Tuesday senior police officer for soccer, Mark Roberts, spoke before a parliament’s foreign affairs committee assuring lawmakers Russia was prepared to handle security for the multi-day, multi-venue event. As Russia provides assurances it is prepared to ensure […]
Violations involved athletes and support staff from 117 nationalities across 112 sports.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) released a report April 26th indicating nearly 1600 anti-doping rules violations (ADRV) occurred in 2016. The violations involved athletes and support staff from 117 nationalities across 112 sports. The report analyzed a total of 229, 514 samples from WADA accredited laboratories accounting for 1,595 ADRVs. The majority of the violations, […]