El Paso Police: 29-year-old Texas mom Erika Gaytan missing after date, ‘could be in danger’

first_imgiStock(EL PASO, Texas) — A 29-year-old Texas mother who went missing after she went on a date last weekend “could be in danger,” relatives and police said.Erika Gaytan, of El Paso, was last seen in the evening of July 13 or the early morning hours of July 14, according to the El Paso police department.Police did not say where she was last seen, but her family told ABC El Paso affiliate KVIA-TV that she had been on a date at the El Paso County Coliseum for a concert.Her family told the station it was not like Gaytan to have gone off and leave her 7-year-old son behind.A spokesman with El Paso police said that the department fears she “could be in danger.”In a photo issued by police, Gaytan is seen on the night she disappeared wearing a white dress and smiling.Anyone with information on Gaytan’s whereabouts is urged to contact El Paso police at 915-832-4400.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Brazilian Air Force Officer Joins Grand Scale Peacekeeping Mission

first_imgAs a General Staff officer, Maj. Luanda works with the mission’s Operations Control sector. The unit plans all military and police operations of military observers at Team Sites—small military bases strategically set up in different areas of Darfur to monitor peacekeeping. “To facilitate operation control, the Darfur region is divided into sectors,” Maj. Luanda said. “Several sectors, such as intelligence, operations, communications, and civic organizations, jointly carry out the mission’s planning, always with the purpose of making the best decisions for the country.” Upon joining UNAMID, military personnel go through a training period to get familiar with the area and the mission. They also take part in security procedure training. Only then are they assigned to a work site. UNAMID is one of 15 peacekeeping operations of the United Nations (UN). The African Union—an international organization whose purpose is to promote cooperation and development among African nations—coordinates the mission with UN. According to UN data from October 2017, UNAMID counts 17,187 professionals—including service members, general staff officers, military observers, police officers, civilians, and UN volunteers. As for daily tasks, the hardest part, she says, is getting used to all the different English accents, as English is the mission’s official language. She also enjoys the support of more experienced personnel. “Here at UNAMID, we have service members of different nationalities with a range of professional backgrounds. Many of them already participated in other peacekeeping missions and in other roles, bringing with them lessons learned to guide the newer participants. However, we know that each mission is unique and that each nation has its own needs,” Maj. Luanda concluded. For Maj. Luanda, Darfur’s unique environment was the first challenge. The area has a dry climate, scarce natural resources, and temperatures that frequently hover around 40 degrees Celsius. “From there, reports are passed on to those in charge, so that they can reinforce security or take measures to bring the situation under control,” Maj. Luanda said. According to the mandate approved by the UN Security Council, UNAMID’s objective is to protect civilians, provide security for humanitarian aid efforts, monitor and verify compliance with peace agreements, promote the development of an inclusive political process, and advocate for human rights and the rule of law. center_img Maj. Luanda’s group performs duties directly related to headquarters operations. The group receives daily reports and messages from all smaller sectors and Team Sites to check on significant events, such as assaults, deaths, illnesses, attacks from rebel groups, and food scarcity. Personnel hail from 46 nations. Rwanda is among the most represented countries, with 2,469 blue helmets in Darfur and its surrounding areas. Brazil on the other hand counts three general staff officers. Among them is Brazilian Air Force (FAB, in Portuguese) Major Luanda dos Santos Bastos, who joined UNAMID August 27th, 2017—her first experience with a peacekeeping mission. Challenges in Darfur By Andrea Barretto/Diálogo January 02, 2018 Established in 2007, the United Nations–African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) protects the Sudanese people from the effects of the civil war in the region of Darfur, a western province of Sudan. Conflicts between the Sudanese government and armed local groups already claimed more than 200,000 lives since 2003. The war also displaced close to two million people who mostly sought refuge in neighboring countries like Chad.Most of the population in Sudan is Arab, but the people of the Darfur region are predominantly of Central African origin with multiple ethnicities. last_img read more

The mind-blowing Shkodran Mustafi stat which proves Arsenal defender is cursed

first_img Emery after defeat to BATE: ‘We deserved to win’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:46FullscreenEmery after defeat to BATE: ‘We deserved to win’https://metro.co.uk/video/emery-defeat-bate-deserved-win-1863852/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang likes Instagram post mocking Arsenal’s Europa League conquerors BATE Borisov Advertisement Remarkably, it’s the one and only appearance Mustafi made in three years at Everton and the centre-back was sold to Sampdoria in January 2012.Just two years later, Mustafi was part of Germany’s World Cup winning squad and Arsene Wenger had seen enough to spend £35million on the defender. Lacazette was sent off with five minutes remaining (Picture: Getty)Emery promised fans that they would see a ‘different’ Arsenal in the return leg in north London.‘It’s the first match,’ the Spaniard said after the final whistle.‘We are going to play another 90 minutes next week and I’m sure it’s going to be different.‘Our big opportunity is next week at home. Today is not the result we wanted. We deserved more but they worked for this. Next week is going to be different with our supporters.‘We can win or lose but we play the second match and I trust in our work and preparations to make a different result at Emirates Stadium.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesAsked about Lacazatte’s red card, Emery replied: ‘I didn’t see the action but we need to control the frustration. It’s bad news, this red card.‘Next week we won’t play with [Lacazette]. But it gives chances for another player.’ Comment The mind-blowing Shkodran Mustafi stat which proves Arsenal defender is cursedcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 15 Feb 2019 11:53 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link125Shares Oh, Shkodran… what are we going to do with you? (Picture: Getty)You already suspected that Shkodran Mustafi had been jinxing Arsenal since the day he signed, right? Well we now have confirmation that the defender is carrying a curse.Arsenal suffered one of their most humiliating defeats in recent times away to BATE Borisov on Thursday evening and Mustafi played every minute of the embarrassing Europa League match. Obviously.Stanislav Dragun stunned Arsenal by heading home Igor Stasevich’s free-kick just before half-time and the visitors were unable to find an equaliser, with Alexandre Lacazette’s 85th-minute sending off adding to Unai Emery’s woes.The Gunners must overturn a 1-0 deficit at the Emirates next week to qualify for the last 16 of the competition. The pressure is on.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityIt was only the second time in BATE’s history that they managed to get the better of an English side after they beat Everton 1-0 back in December 2009.The Toffees had already qualified for the Europa League last 32 and David Moyes decided to give several youngsters a run-out against the Belarusian side.Have a guess which fresh-faced defender came on to replace Tony Hibbert in the 76th minute at Goodison Park. Yes, it was that man Mustafi. You couldn’t make it up… Advertisement BATE Borisov have only beaten TWO English sides in their entire 46-year historyHave a guess which defender played in both of those matches… pic.twitter.com/3W5PxjePBw— Metro Sport (@Metro_Sport) February 15, 2019last_img read more