Tim Soudan Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Family
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Tim Soudan was born on 10 January, 1968 in Fairport, NY. Discover Tim Soudan’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 52 years old?
|Age||53 years old|
|Born||10 January 1968|
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|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||200 pounds (91 kg)|
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|Net Worth in 2021||$1 Million – $5 Million|
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Tim Soudan is the current Head Coach for Chrome Lacrosse Club of the Premier Lacrosse League. He joined the team after the conclusion of their 2019 season, replacing legendary coach Dom Starsia. Soudan is a former National Lacrosse League (NLL) and Major League Lacrosse (MLL) player. Soudan was one year too early before the Olympic lacrosse team was formed, and was registered as a player but injured himself making him unable to play.
In December 2019, Soudan was hired as the Head Coach of Chrome Lacrosse Club.
In June 2011, Soudan was hired as the Head Coach of the Rochester Rattlers. He won the Coach of the Year award in 2014.
In August 2008, Soudan was hired by the Knighthawks as the Assistant General Manager.
He also earned a gold medal for playing for Team USA in the 2002 Heritage Cup against Team Canada.
Soudan played professional field lacrosse for the Rochester Rattlers starting in the league’s inaugural season in 2001. His three-year career produced 32 goals, 3 two-point goals, and 9 assists for 44 points in 31 games.
In 1994 and 1998, he played for Team USA and won the World Lacrosse Championship both years.
Soudan started his indoor career with the New England Blazers in 1991, continuing with the Boston Blazers from 1992 to 1994. Starting in 1995, Soudan played with the Rochester Knighthawks for 11 years, retiring after the 2005 season. In 1996, he was honored as the team’s Seventh Man for his hard work and dedication. He was a member of the 1997 MILL Championship team and a key component in the team’s string of 11 playoff appearances in 11 seasons. Soudan was inducted into the Rochester Knighthawks Hall of Fame in 2009.
In college, he was second team All-American at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1989 and 1990. He scored 84 goals for the Minutemen, the program’s career record for a midfielder. UMass was 41–14 over his four years, earning a NCAA tournament appearance each year.
Soudan, Galloway Lean on Former Relationships for New Chrome Start
Last year, the PLL began its inaugural season as expected, with question marks everywhere.
Every single team was unproven and their stories were an open book. As the season progressed, each team started writing new pages with every game. For the Chrome, it started with the makings of an underdog story where they lost four of their first five games by a single goal. Yes, a single goal. Every time.
Their time to break through was coming at any moment.
In week six, they finally did. The Chrome had a huge, 19-11, win over Chaos followed by a, 20-16, takedown of the eventual champion Whipsnakes two weeks later. Things were looking up, but there was no storybook ending for the Chrome. They opened the playoffs with a nine point loss to the Atlas, and a two point loss to the Archers, leaving them at a mere two wins in their opening campaign.
Things needed to change, and things did.
The 2020 version of the Chrome started from the top down with new head coach Tim Soudan and a completely remade roster. The coming season presented plenty of opportunities to change up the group.
Soudan’s approach when he took over the team was to first watch film to see where things went wrong. Next step was talking to the team, since he had existing relationships with a number of players there.
“Statistically, we were the worst defense in the league last year,” Soudan said of his group. “We knew that had to be addressed and started watching film and looking at where we needed to get better.”
Just speaking in terms of high-level statistics, the Chrome had the most scores against, and the worst penalty kill. Both goalies also combined for a league-low save percentage at 50%. Soudan also pointed to the transition game, saying it was obvious when watching film that there were issues in their defensive transition, and it was costing them points.
Fixing transition in some ways may actually be one of the easier things based on how he is approaching his 2020 roster, and his coaching picks. His longtime friend and assistant
“Losing a lot of games early by a goal means there were a lot of games than they could have won.”
He added that having a smooth transition game can be that difference.
Goalie John Galloway noted back-and-forth play has been a major point of emphasis as the team has been meeting through the spring and early summer.
“We’ve talked about it the most,” Galloway explained. “I love our size at the midfield, but also unselfish players like John Ranagan and Justin Turri. Guys that can get into the hole on defense.”
He also added that they’re not rewriting the book on transition, either. Just mentioning “we’re making small adjustments” to how they bring players on an off.
For the rest of the personnel moves, the underlying theme is having versatile players. What may be a surprise to onlookers, given the sheer number of roster moves made, is that Soudan emphasized that they were actually getting players they wanted, not just settling.
“When I was looking in the player pool and who was not able to play, I was looking at who was the right fit,” Soudan went on. “We added Sam Duggan who I think could be a solid two-way threat, was a great offensive player in high school.”
He also noted some of the more established players with known ability to play in multiple spots,
“Justin Turri can play some defense, Will Haus can play some offense, Donny Moss can play some close at Pole, Eli Salama can play both. James Barclay can play LSM or shorty.”
For Galloway, rebuilding the defense is going to come down to players establishing roles and learning who will step up when they need it.
“The challenge of not having a Joel White or Matt Danowski is you don’t have a set leader,” Galloway reflected. “No Joel White ‘to make the play’, so you need to rely on new faces to play that role. Those guys will have fill roles in the defense.”
He also specifically mentioned a player who he used to coach when he was an assistant at Providence College.
“James Barclay is incredibly underrated,” Galloway insisted. “I don’t think people give him enough credit for what he has done at different positions.”
When it comes to leadership outside of Galloway between the pipes, look to Mike Manley to fill that void. He is a player with the skill and experience that other players will be able to rally around.
All the talk about versatility and the defense should not take away from what the Chrome are gaining on the other side of the field.
There are certainly some new faces, but they are entering a much better situation. Soudan mentioned even though players like Brendan Kavanagh and Jesse King are listed as attackman, they will are planned to mostly run out of the box as middies, unless they find a need to rotate the attackmen off the field. He mentioned Kavanaugh specifically as someone he is planning to exploit other team’s short stick midfielders with and is looking for him to win those dodging matchup. Regarding King, Galloway was a little more succinct: “He’s elite.”
As for the rest of the attack, the duo of Jordan Wolf and Justin Guterding is not going to surprise anyone. Each is a handful in their own right. Matt Gaudet is new to roam the crease, a player Soudan actually traded for following the PLL Collegiate Draft. Going back to Soudan’s Rochester days, he shared how their offense always had an attackman on the inside, roaming the top of the crease. He even compared Gaudet as someone that “will probably lead the league in goals.”
The way this offense operates, there are going to be several two-man game options on the outside. Wolf and Guterding offer that duel attack from the X. Guys like Kavanaugh and Ranagan can start a dodge from the top. In all of these scenarios, it’s going to be Gaudet in the middle trying to peel off a pick, or following a slide to get open. If things go to plan, he is going to be the beneficiary of a spread defense.Photo: Ryan Conwell / LaxAllStars
In terms of the actual Championship Series format, both Galloway and Soudan were looking forward to what this opportunity presents. Soudan gets a chance to really teach what concepts they want to run and install in their offenses and defenses in the first week in Utah. Then comes a lot of time dedicated to reviewing film and trying to improve without the distractions of a full season.
“I’m excited for it,” Soudan shared. “I look at the schedule and it allows me to create the relationships with the guys I don’t have the background with. That’s why I do this.”
Galloway couldn’t agree with more with how excited he is.
“It’s going to be awesome,” Galloway bragged. “A lot of people look at it a lot of different ways, but for me it’s a three week lacrosse camp.”
While the Chrome offseason was a flurry of changes, there is still some extreme familiarity. Truth is, most of this team has a much stronger history than being the last place team a season ago. There is plenty of reason for optimism with this group.
Galloway’s outlook on their chances reflects the deeper history with the players on his team and his coach that go well beyond last year’s Chrome.
“This is nearly the same team that was in a championship in a different league two years ago,” Galloway ensured. “We have a new voice this year. We needed to make adjustments, but guys aren’t walking on eggshells right now.”
Chrome LC 2020 Schedule
All Times Eastern
- Game 1: Saturday 7/25 vs Chaos 7:30 p.m. NBC Sports Network
- Game 2: Tuesday 7/28 vs Redwoods 9:30 p.m. NBC Sports Network
- Game 3: Thursday 7/30 vs Archers 9:30 p.m. NBC Gold
- Game 4: Friday 7/31 vs Waterdogs 9:30 p.m. NBC Gold
- Elimination Round: Tuesday 8/4
This is actually a very favorable schedule for the Chrome. The only game that’s tough is with the Redwoods, who have an offense that the Chrome don’t matchup well with. The Archers are definitely going to be a challenge, but that should be a game where the Chrome just play straight-up. Whoever is having the best day should win.
For the Waterdogs and Chaos, those are two teams that will rely on catching Chrome middies back on defense, but that is not something they are going to lose sleep over. Between the transition and the box background/tendencies of players on those teams, the Chrome coaching staff is very well prepared to come up with the right game plan.
The best part about this schedule?
Only one back-to-back game the entire time. The fact that they have two full days to prepare for their toughest game is a major advantage.
Q&A: Tim Soudan on Joining PLL, Rebuilding the Chrome and Being a Player’s Coach
The Premier Lacrosse League is set to resume play on July 25 in a closed tournament in Salt Lake City. Seven teams will compete in the 2020 Championship Series that begins with group play to determine seeding for a traditionally formatted tournament.
One of the teams vying for the title is the Chrome. Last season, the War Boys didn’t exactly make it to Valhalla all shiny and, well, Chrome. They won two games, but they weren’t absolutely blown out in their losses. Still, the league brought in longtime pro coach Tim Soudan to galvanize the team in the offseason. He’s made sweeping changes to the defense and brings an organized, but fun, team philosophy to the organization as the ultimate player’s coach.
Kyle Devitte: What was your first reaction when the PLL approached you to coach?
Tim Soudan: I was really excited. I actually started hearing from those guys toward the end the last season and they would be like, “You have to coach us.” So, I started thinking about it at that point. Then as time rolled on, I got a call from the PLL, and I was all-in. [At the time] I was prepared to get back into coaching and just go straight in there to figure it out. tI was for an opportunity to coach the guys I had worked with before. But when I got the call there was no guarantee of what team I was going to coach because there were three openings at that point. So, it was kind of a weird setting, but then they asked me which team I wanted coach I was like, “The Chrome, of course.”
KD: You have been a pro coach for a long time in MLL and the PLL, and you’ve built a reputation as a true player’s coach? What does that term mean to you?
TS: You know, I think when I first came into coaching at this level, I just didn’t know how people would perceive me. Yes, I played, and I played at a high level, but you don’t know how people are going to react to you as a coach. My biggest thing was to create culture right out of the gate. I like to mess with them like I’m one of the guys. There’s a lot of banter, but I think the reason I do it more than just being a staunch “This the way it’s going to be” kind of guy is that I know what I wanted when I played for the 15 years. You’re working as a team with these guys, because they’re all adults and most of them coach at a high level. So, you treat them like men. I think I just connect well with [the team] because I understand what they’re going through when they have to work a full week and then plan the weekend. I’m also a huge ball-breaker with the boys, and I think that they like that. Well, most of them.
KD: You inherited a Chrome team that won two games last year. It’s a lot of players that you had worked with previously. What needed to be improved?
TS: I think it’s pretty clear that defensively we needed to get better. As I watched the film it became clear that offensively we needed more depth and guys that could break down defenders more consistently. I think in transition we need to change our thought process on how to face off with a guy that is really good at the draw, but also then how to support him after he wins the draw. I think [Connor] Farrell had more problems after winning a draw than actually winning draws, so that’s a big thing. We are focused on things like that, but once we got into this COVID thing the focus really went back to constructing the roster. We knew that [Mike] Manley and [Joel] White probably weren’t going to be able to go. From there I knew I had to start grabbing defensive guys. For the most part, they all stuck with it, and they’re going to be a part of this.
KD: You made a bunch of big moves in the offseason and on the waiver wire and pretty much rebuilt the defense. What do guys like Jesse Bernhardt, Tom Rigney, Reece Eddy, Jake Pulver, and Eli Salama bring to the defense for people who may not be familiar with them?
TS: I think Bernhardt’s career speaks for itself. He’s a really strong No. 1 guy, and he will bring a lot of leadership. Pulver and Salama are two guys that played for coach Monte last year [in Dallas], so they’re going to know exactly what the program is. Eli Salama is a freak between the lines and scored a bunch of 2-pointers last year for Dallas; he’s just an absolute man child who can play close, LSM or shortstick. Pulver is a lot like Bernhardt (or Manley in the old days) where he can be a true No. 1 but also play really well off-ball. He communicates well, and he’s a big thick guy that throws hard checks. When we were looking at the college draft [Tom] Rigney jumped off the board just because of his size and he has above-average feet for a guy that size. He’s a great communicator and truly plays smart. We picked guys that are gonna be able to fit into a team defense philosophy. Not just guys that go out there and run around. You need to be fulfilling your responsibilities in the team defense; you gotta be able to slide, recover, and talk at this level. Everything comes so fast. With Reece Eddy, I love his motor. I think he’s super intelligent; you can just see it on film. Off the wing, off the ground, he doesn’t commit turnovers, and he a great team defender. So, he fits the mold. He’s also going to be the smallest guy on our defense; when we finally roll out it will look like a bunch of NFL guys.
KD: What’s been the most challenging part of preparing for the PLL Championship Series?
TS: I think it was really waiting until I understood which guys were going to be able to play or not. In the last week, Bernhardt told us he was in, which was the most positive thing. But then we had [Simon] Matthias pull out, [Matt] Danowski pulled out and I knew Manley was out. And then Mullins was out, and Flanagan was out. Joel White is also, unfortunately, out. So, I just saw the writing on the wall early on; that’s why it started going after defenseman.
KD: You work at Fairport High School as a physical education teacher and boys’ lacrosse coach. How has life changed for you since the pandemic? What was routine like before and what is it like now?
TS: I was just really weird not coming to school and holding all your meetings on Zoom and Google Meet, but it got better. It was super stressful in the beginning, especially as a coach. We had like 20 juniors coming back to Fairport. We’re going to be really good again this year, and we were all hoping to get back to the state championship. It’s basically the best team that’s been in Fairport since maybe Blaze [Riorden] and when I played back in ‘86. That’s a group that I’ve coached since their K-12 because it’s my son’s senior year. So, I’m pretty connected with those guys. It was bad early, but then you kind of get into your routine and be a little bit more productive.
KD: You’re now a college lacrosse parent as your son Tanner is going to play at UMass Lowell next spring. What are you going to be like at games? Do you yell and scream or are you more reserved?
TS: No, I’ll be just like I am when I coach. I won’t scream a lot. Actually, I’m just going to stay as far away from anybody that could say something that I disagree with. I’ll be high up in the corner [of the stands]; I don’t want people to hear my comments and I don’t need to hear other people’s comments. It’s gonna be weird though, because there’s only been like two years out of my son’s whole career that I wasn’t somehow involved with his team. It’s going to be weird, but it’s going to be fun.
KD: You were also a successful college and pro player, what advice would you give yourself if you could go back in time and coach a younger you? (My money is on shoot more).
TS: I don’t know if I could have shot more, right? You know, I kind of think through my progression as an athlete and my level of maturity and understanding of the game…I don’t know how much I would change. The game was so different. I don’t know if I would do much differently. If I could give myself any advice at this point it would be to work on my left hand earlier than I did. After my sophomore year in college, I went home and hit the ball off the wall left-handed all summer. I did that because I thought I should have been an All-American that year, and I feel like the four or five times that I cut and didn’t catch the ball left-handed and finish them maybe things would have been different. You know, I think it’s fun reflecting on everything I’ve been through. It’s been a good run.
KD: Because there is no regionality to teams, the PLL kind of lets fans choose their squad. Give three reasons why a casual fan should choose the Chrome.
TS: I think what you’re going to see with this team is that they play together, and they care a whole lot about each other. There’s not one guy that is a selfish lacrosse player. They play very good team lacrosse and they care about each other. We have some of the most talented offensive guys, I think, in the league that are absolutely fun to watch. I think our goaltender John Galloway, at the defensive end is, going to stand on his head [in this tournament]. So, I think the quality of our players is really strong. The last thing I would say is that [team’s I have coached] always like to win in dramatic ways. We always kind of wait till the last minute, so we’re always going to keep it exciting. Defensively, this group that we put together is going to be very difficult to go one-on-one against. They’re going to be really solid. In this league, you honestly need to have three No. 1s because of the talent at the attack level. We’re ready for that.
Unfinished business, familiar faces for new Chrome LC head coach Tim Soudan
If you took a quick glance at the standings of the PLL’s inaugural season, one would find Chrome LC at the bottom with a 2-8 regular season record. But a deeper dive would show a Chrome squad that found themselves on the wrong side of four one-goal games.
The club was already entering an offseason littered with big player personnel decisions to be made. With Dom Starsia stepping down to take on a larger role with the PLL advisory board, Chrome LC was also in the market for another strong presence to man the sideline for the veteran-laden squad. Que the hiring of Tim Soudan.
Tim Soudan is no stranger to leading a professional franchise, serving as head coach of Major League Lacrosse’s Rochester Rattlers from 2011 to 2017. During his time with Rochester, Soudan helped lead the Rattlers to back-to-back championships, ultimately falling in both contests. His success turning around that franchise in their return to Rochester landed him Coach of the Year honors in 2014.Tim Soudan celebrates a victory with the Rochester Rattlers. (Photo courtesy of MLL)
Soudan is now ready to take on his next challenge after a two year hiatus from the pro ranks. While this will be year one for Soudan in the PLL, he will have some familiar faces suiting up for him this summer, many that helped build the winning culture he left in Rochester. Soudan is reunited with six of his former players during his time with the Rattlers, including starting goalie John Galloway and PLL all-star Jordan Wolf.
“There’s some unfinished business for sure. When you lose back-to-back championships, it’s certainly tough…But having a foundation on this team that is built around the culture we had [in Rochester] is only going to speed up the ability to build a great culture with everybody here.”
After submitting his protected players list earlier in the offseason, Soudan’s next major decision came in the form of the new player entry draft. With a laundry list of potential talent, Soudan weighed multiple factors when preparing for the draft.
“If you looked at where our success was last year, it was at the offensive end of the field, so we heavily protected our offensive guys. After [Waterdogs LC] took [Chris] Sabia in the expansion draft, we had a lot of older defenseman. We needed to get younger there. We needed to put together a really solid defensive group in order to be successful in this league.”
Soudan and Chrome LC did just that, drafting defender Jesse Bernhardt with the second pick in the first round, and defensive midfielder, Donny Moss with their second selection, ninth overall.
A current member of Team USA, Jessse Bernhardt is no stranger to the pro game having played the previous seven seasons with the Chesapeake Bayhawks of the MLL. Bernhardt was a stalwart on the defensive end, helping lead the Bayhawks to two Steinfeld trophies during his tenure including the franchise’s sixth this past summer. Bernhardt will now join his brother Jake as one of several sets of brothers currently suiting up for the PLL.
The other veteran the Chrome added, Donny Moss, is no stranger to Soudan’s coaching style. Moss played a pivotal role in helping Rochester advance to the MLL Championship in 2015 and Coach Soudan spoke about Moss’s versatility playing a main factor in the club’s selection of the six-year vet.
“Donny is probably one of the most underrated defensive midfielders over the last five or six years. He’s a big, strong kid that can run and played long pole in college. He can play d-middie, he can play close. He’s a Swiss army knife. The more guys you can have like that, the better… we wouldn’t want to see him on any other team buy ours.”
The loss of Chris Sabia wasn’t the only reason Soudan felt it was necessary to replenish his defensive talent during the entry draft. With questions still left unanswered as to what lies ahead for future pros after the cancellation of the NCAA season, it was important to Soudan to solidify that side of the ball before the collegiate draft in April.
“Even if we wanted to grab a Rob Pannell and use our fourth pick in the college draft to take one of the best defenders in college (Duke University’s J.T Giles-Harris), he’s rumored to be going to play football. When the dust settled, they were the two guys we were interested in.”
With a large majority of his team in place, Soudan has already begun to get to know those players he isn’t as familiar with.
“I’ve been watching a lot of film lately to try and get a feel for these younger guys that I’ve never coached before. I want to see what their abilities are and then have discussions with them to see what guys feel they do best. We’re going to have weekly communication before we get to training camp and make sure we have stuff ready that’s appropriate for them.”
As for players Soudan is reuniting, such as John Galloway, John Ranagan, Jordan MacIntosh and Joel White, he says he’s maintained a relationship with them even during the two years he wasn’t coaching.
“Those guys always call me, ‘Coach, talk to me about this, or whatever.’ They stay in touch and hit me with a text here and there. I think I talk with Joel White almost daily. It’s been cool,” Soudan said.
While Coach Soudan is entering his first season with the Chrome in the PLL, he assures that his coaching philosophy hasn’t changed.
“I want to provide these guys the best opportunity to win… I just want to create a really good opportunity for these guys to be successful,” Soudan said. “The culture has to be really good. These guys invest so much time away from their homes and weekends in the summer, that they have to really enjoy coming and being a part of what we do… I’m really looking forward to getting to training camp with all those guys.”
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Terp Jesse Bernhardt selected as No. 2 overall pick in PLL Entry Draft
With the NCAA announcing March 12 that all spring sports championships were canceled and telework encouraged by University of Maryland Human Resources due to COVID-19, Terps men’s lacrosse assistant coach Jesse Bernhardt traveled back to his hometown, Orlando, Sunday.
Typically during this part of the year, Bernhardt would not be here — rather, he would be coordinating with head coach John Tillman and fellow assistant coach J.L. Reppert or installing a defense to limit the Terps’ next talented opponent.
When Monday night came around, Bernhardt — like many people in the world at the moment — was relaxing and social distancing himself. He was regularly refreshing Twitter to stay updated on the 2020 Premier Lacrosse Entry Draft — a remote event with lacrosse club coaches announcing the newest members of their team via Twitter — to learn what PLL jersey he would be sporting.
But the 2012 ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Year only had to check his phone a handful of times to discover he had been drafted. The Chrome Lacrosse Club selected him second overall.
“I’m not an old guy, but you know, I’ve been doing this for a handful of years,” Bernhardt told Testudo Times. “So I think just kind of getting a little bit of a fresh start — it’s kind of almost like being a rookie all over again, which is exciting just to have a new opportunity.”
About 1,200 miles North just outside Rochester, New York, Chrome head coach Tim Soudan was sitting at his dining room table with one of his best friends and assistant coach Jacques Monte, while his other assistant coach Nick Fiorentino was listening and engaging by speakerphone.
After the Waterdogs chose midfielder and Princeton product Zach Currier with the No. 1 pick in the draft, Soudan and his staff were on the clock. With a plethora of options, Soudan wanted to receive some feedback from Monte, the team’s defensive coordinator, and asked him who he preferred to choose with the pick.
“He was like, ‘Jesse Bernhardt. 100 percent,’” Soudan told Testudo Times.
“They are getting a really good player that’s going to help that team in the locker room and on the field.” — John Tillman
The entry draft — different from the PLL college draft that will take place on April 21, 2020 — is for veteran professional lacrosse players that have been out of college for at least a year and want to enter the PLL for its second season.
Just over an hour after he drafted Bernhardt, Soudan shared a brief call with one of the newest members of his team to welcome him to the PLL . He recalled the Terp greeting him with excitement and an abundance of “Yes sir” and “No sir” replies.
“We’re thrilled to have an opportunity to work with him as far as the coaching staff goes,” Soudan said. “And I think he’s going to prove to be one of the best in the PLL this year.”
Bernhardt’s decision to join the PLL after its inaugural season wasn’t made instantaneously. Rather, it materialized after many in-depth discussions with former teammates John Haus and Michael Ehrhardt, as well as his brother, Jake Bernhardt — all of whom helped establish the league and are members of defending champion Whipsnakes.
“We’re brothers, so we had plenty of conversations,” Jesse said. “With [the PLL] being so new — it was like ‘Hey, how’s it going? What’s different? What’s different than the MLL? How are you liking it?’”
While some of those conversations were transpiring in the summer of 2019, Jesse watched the PLL establish itself from afar as he honored his commitment to the Chesapeake Bayhawks in the final year of his contract. As the PLL built its brand and gained a following, he helped lead the Bayhawks to their first MLL championship since 2013, serving as one of the team’s leading defenders with 37 ground balls and 22 caused turnovers.
Just over three months later, the Bayhawks went through two major changes. Dave Cottle — who had coached the Bayhawks from 2012-15 and 2018-19 after previously leading Maryland men’s lacrosse from 2002-10 — and owner Brendan Kelly were leaving the organization. The duo had been together since 2010, and they were the ones who gave Bernhardt his professional opportunity by drafting the 2013 USILA First Team All-American with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2013 MLL Draft.
When the announcement of their departure finally reached him, Jesse comprehended the situation as a solidifying moment to leave the Bayhawks and transition to the PLL. The toughest part of shifting leagues wasn’t the unknown circumstances in front of him, it was leaving behind a faction of individuals who had made a lasting impact.
“Where all I put my eggs [was] in the people basket. I think once I knew Coach Cottle was out, and [Kelly] was out — and those guys were people that I was very loyal to, or at least tried to be — to a degree, I did have to make the decision that was best for me,” Jesse said. “It’s not difficult to leave the MLL — I think it’s more difficult in the sense of the relationship piece with teammates — like guys like Brian Phipps, and Isaiah Davis-Allen, guys like that.”
Ehrhardt, who considers Jesse one of his best friends, said he’s texted his former teammate nearly every day since the fall, relaying any and all information he could involving Jesse’s destination in the entry draft — though he later admitted he wasn’t able to give him much insight. Ehrhardt wanted Jesse to join the Terp-heavy Whipsnakes, but understood it was unlikely he would fall in Monday’s draft.
“We would have loved to have been able to get him on the Whipsnakes,” Ehrhardt told Testudo Times. “And I kept telling him, ‘Look, you’re one of the top players in the world. Even though we have the fifth pick, you’re definitely not going to fall to us.’
“Obviously [I] was holding out hope. But he went number two, so it was just kind of a credit to who he is as a player — he could have easily went one.”
With the likelihood of Jesse joining the defending champs slim, Ehrhardt anticipated Chrome would pull the trigger and end up drafting the fellow Terp. Days leading into the draft, Ehrhardt’s prediction became concrete and he regularly guaranteed Jesse that he was headed to Chrome.
So when he noticed Jesse’s name linked to Chrome on his Twitter feed, Ehrhardt texted his friend four simple words: “I told you so.”
Bernhardt now joins a Chrome team that finished the season 2-8 under former head coach Dom Starsia, who elected to step down Oct. 14, 2019 and join the PLL Lacrosse Advisory Board. Just over two months later, the PLL announced that Soudan would be replacing him after serving as the head coach of MLL’s Rochester Rattlers from 2011-17.
The team had an efficient offense with attackmen Justin Guterding and Jordan Wolf leading the way. Guterding finished the season third in the league in total points (35) and fourth in the league in assists (14), and Wolf completed the season with the third-most assists (16) in the PLL. Despite scoring a league-high 120 goals, Chrome ended the season with a league-worst minus-10 score differential.
Upon completion of the season, a new team — the Waterdogs — was created by the league and an expansion draft was created to fill its roster. Coaches were allowed to protect 11 players from the new club.
Eight days after Chrome defender Chris Sabia was one of the 18 players selected by Waterdogs, Soudan lost another piece of his defense. Defender Joe Fletcher — one of the Chrome’s leading defenders that finished third on the team in caused turnovers — announced his retirement.
In his first draft since taking the helm of Chrome, Soudan addressed his defense by drafting the Terp with his first-round pick and defender Donny Moss — an Adelphi product with six years of professional lacrosse experience — with his second.
With the Waterdogs taking Currier, Chrome had the opportunity to add attackman and 2018 MLL MVP Rob Pannell, who headlined the entry draft, to its offense. However, Soudan saw another opportunity for his team and addressed a necessity for it with his selection.
“I’m a little more simple than most. I just wanted to make sure I secure exactly what we need, and [Jesse]— in our opinion — is exactly what we need,” Soudan said. “It just was too much of a risk to lose out on a key part of our team that we need to dress week in and week out.”
“It’s kind of almost like being a rookie all over again.” — Jesse Bernhardt
Though Jesse was listed as a long-stick midfielder — a position he played while he was at Maryland — in the draft, Soudan says he plans on playing the Terp as a defender, which Jesse says he’s played more of as his professional career has continued.
As a defenseman, the Bayhawks’ franchise leader in career caused turnovers wasn’t joining an unfamiliar defense. Jesse will be added to a defense consisting of midfielder Will Haus, defender Joel White and goalie John Galloway — all of whom played with Bernhardt on Team USA’s gold medal team in the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championship.
“It just really makes the continuity on the defensive end a lot easier just right out of the gate,” Soudan said. “When the finalists came out, [Jesse] was our guy. He’s going to play the best guys in the league. Right now, he’s slated as our number one defender.”
Now that he is a member of Chrome, Jesse becomes the second member of his family to play in the league, joining Whipsnakes midfielder Jake Bernhardt. The two brothers played together at Maryland from 2010-13 but will now be on opposing teams.
And soon, the PLL Bernhardt duo could become a trio with the addition of younger brother Jared. The 2019 Tewaaraton Finalist was six games into his senior season when it was cut short due to COVID-19.
Jared has been projected to be a high pick in this year’s PLL Draft even though he announced last August that he would pursue football in 2020 as a graduate transfer. His situation is more murky now, as another year of lacrosse could either replace that season or add onto it. PLL clubs have rights to their draftees for two years, so Jared could return to college and join his pro team in 2021, but would need a new contract to join the league in 2022.
The three Bernhardt brothers have only taken the field once together, which came on Oct. 7, 2017 in a matchup between the U.S Men’s Training Team and Maryland men’s lacrosse. While the elder Bernhardts were laced with blue jerseys and silver helmets, Jared — a freshman at the time — faced them in his white Maryland practice jersey and red lid. Though his older brothers got the best of him with a 10-9 Team USA victory, Jared notched three goals and an assist.
“That one opportunity we had was definitely unique and special. I don’t think many people get that opportunity,” Jesse said. “If [we were to be in the PLL together], obviously, it would be pretty cool. So I don’t know, maybe I can hold out long enough in my playing days to see that happen.”
Jared may have a decision to make in the near future on whether he will continue with Maryland lacrosse, but his older brother said he will remain an assistant coach for the team alongside his participation in the PLL — the same way he did when Tillman hired him in 2017 and he balanced coaching with being an MLL player.
“[Coaching is] definitely priority number one. It’s definitely what pays the bills,” Jesse said. “I’ve always loved coaching — it’s definitely my passion. Then on top of that, I get to coach at a place that I love to be. So that’s still going to continue, and Coach Tills has been nothing but supportive of my endeavors to continue to play.”
When Tillman arrived to College Park in 2011, he had only heard positive things about Jesse and the entire Bernhardt family. He spent three seasons coaching Jesse before he graduated and departed to the MLL, leaving a lasting impact on the Terp head coach.
Four years later, an opening arrived on Tillman’s staff after his assistant coach Kevin Conry departed to become the head coach of Michigan. Jesse’s professionalism on and off the field was one of the big reasons why Tillman wanted to add him to his staff.
Tillman has supported Bernhardt continuing his playing career while he coaches the Terps, and he’s confident Chrome is getting a star still in his prime.
“I know he’ll do a great job there. They are going to get a great one, and again, a true pro playing in that league,” Tillman said. “I don’t expect any dropoff in his play — if anything, I think they are getting a really good player that’s going to help that team in the locker room and on the field.”
In last year’s PLL championship on Sept, 21, 2019 with the Whipsnakes facing the Redwoods, Jesse and Jared were in attendance supporting Jake and the rest of the Terp-heavy squad. After the Whipsnakes snatched a 12-11 overtime victory, Jesse was jumping around and celebrating on the field with Ehrhardt — a memory Ehrhardt said he will always remember.Jake Bernhardt / Instagram
Whenever the PLL returns to action — whether it’s as scheduled or pushed back amid the pandemic — Jesse could be celebrating another championship, but with a Chrome jersey on his back. After seven years as a pro, he’s ready for a new frontier and excited to be part of the league’s evolution of the sport.
“Just kind of having the chance to now be a part of something that, hopefully, turns into something bigger than it was and maybe can sustain and eventually, maybe get to a level of the MLS,” Jesse said. “So younger guys could turn this into an actual profession. … Just being able to kind of be a part of that is exciting.”
Donny Moss PLL
Aquinas grad Donny Moss is back in pro lacrosse after a year away.
After playing both football and lacrosse at Aquinas, Moss went to Herkimer Community College for football and then Adelphi for lacrosse. He played for the Long Island Lizards of the MLL before joining the Rochester Rattlers.
After the 2017 season, the Rattlers left Rochester for Dallas and Moss, a teacher in the Rochester City School District, decided not to go with them. That team has morphed into the Chrome of the Premier Lacrosse League and this off-season, Fairport’s Tim Soudan took over as head coach. One of his first moves was to pick up Moss in the entry draft. Last season, the team struggled on defense and Soudan and his staff picked up several defensive players to put in front of former Syracuse and Rattlers goalie John Galloway.
“I really miss those guys, so it’s nice to get back,” said Moss who is also an assistant coach for RIT’s men’s team. “We’ve been together a long time, this group and it’s Upstate tough, it starts with that Upstate toughness and then you sprinkle in a couple of guys from Long Island, a couple of guys from downstate New York and you’ve got yourself a pretty nice team.”
The Chrome finished the four-game regular season portion of the PLL Championship series with a 3-1 record, which will have them seeded second going into the elimination round starting on Tuesday. Leading scorer Jordan Wolf started his pro career with the Rattlers. The Chrome also features former Rattlers John Ranagan and Ned Crotty as well as former RIT players Jordan MacIntosh and Eli Salama. Moss and Penn Yan’s Mike Manley have both play on the defensive end with Brett Queener serving as a backup to Galloway in net and Irondequoit’s Greg Coholan among the reserve players available to Soudan and his longtime assistant, Jacques Monte.
“It’s Upstate tough, it starts with that Upstate toughness and then you sprinkle in a couple of guys from Long Island, a couple of guys from downstate New York and you’ve got yourself a pretty nice team,” said Moss before the team left for Utah.
90,000 Sudanese authorities made peace with the rebels | News from Germany about events in the world | DW
The Government of the Sudan concluded on Sunday, August 30, a peace agreement with the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF), an alliance of rebel groups from the Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile regions. The parties’ representatives approved the agreement, which will be officially signed on Monday at a ceremony in Juba, the capital of neighboring South Sudan. It is reported by the Sudanese news agency Suna.
South Sudan acted as a mediator in the peace negotiations. They became possible after massive protests toppled Sudan’s authoritarian leader Omar al-Bashir in April 2019. The first preliminary agreement on a peace agreement with the new transitional government of the Sudan was reached as early as September 2019.
The agreement with the government covers issues such as separation of powers, security, land ownership, investigation of crimes committed during the civil war, and the return of refugees.The Sudanese Revolutionary Front is committed to disbanding the rebel groups, and the government is committed to bringing their fighters into the Sudanese army.
According to the UN, since 2003, about 300 thousand people have been killed during the conflict in Darfur, 2.5 million people were forced to flee their homes and became refugees. In 2011, fighting broke out in South Kordofan and Blue Nile. In 2009, the International Criminal Court in The Hague issued an arrest warrant for then-President al-Bashir on suspicion of war crimes and organizing genocide in the Sudanese province of Darfur.The President of Sudan is considered the initiator of the mass extermination of three ethnic minorities: Fur, Masalit and Zaghawa. The new Sudanese authorities said they would try him at home.
How refugees are helped in Germany
Library for refugees
Architect Günter Reichert founded the first library for refugees in Germany in Nuremberg, where they can learn German for free and borrow books for House.It got the name “Asylothek” (from “Asyl” – “shelter” and “Bibliothek” – “library”). Traumatized children receive support here. “My goal is to have 50 such libraries in Germany by the end of the year,” says Reichert.
How refugees are helped in Germany
Student Natalia works on a voluntary basis in her free time in one of the Berlin refugee reception centers. Previously, Natalia has already translated from Arabic and Russian in other consulting centers, now she is one of about 100 translators in the center.The girl accompanies refugees to the employment service, to the doctor or to a meeting with the landlord.
How refugees are helped in Germany
Hospitality as a form of assistance
Hildegard Nies-Nachtsheim lives opposite a refugee shelter in a small town in the federal state of Brandenburg. In the summer of 2013, when the first 180 people arrived, Hildergard and her husband organized a “hospitality circle” that helps refugees: when they go to the authorities, see a doctor, and make purchases.They are also invited for a cup of coffee.
Helping refugees in Germany
Sven Borchert and his friends from the Freifunk initiative are supplying refugee accommodation in Dortmund with free internet. They set up Wi-Fi routers in migrant hostels. Thanks to donated technical assistance, over 400 refugees are able to use the Internet in Dortmund.
How refugees are helped in Germany
Carola Lange is leading an initiative to support refugees in a regional center in Saxony.For her and about 40 other participants, an important task is, in particular, the organization of free time. “People have nothing to do. This is the biggest problem of refugees. They can only wait,” says Lange, noting that migrants are eager to learn German and want to work.
Helping refugees in Germany
“Hotline” for volunteers
The Berlin Gute-Tat.de Foundation has long been supporting refugees in the German capital. He has now taken over as the new focal point for volunteers.The fund has a “hot line” where anyone who wants to provide assistance to asylum seekers on a voluntary basis can get information.
How refugees are helped in Germany
Help for people with higher education
Refugees often include people with higher education. For them, students from Frankfurt am Main created the Academic Experience Worldwide organization. She helps to quickly establish contacts with universities and find a job, and also provides support in learning German.The training takes place in tandems, as seen in the photo of Tim Schwarz (left) talking to a Syrian refugee.
Helping refugees in Germany
Reinhard Jehles, a small business owner in Mülheim an der Ruhr, organized a Facebook fundraiser for large families of Iraqi refugees a year ago. Over time, the initiative “Welcome to Mülheim” was formed, which has its own warehouse.Volunteer Nabelia sorts out the received items. Everything that can still be used is given to the refugees.
How refugees are helped in Germany
Sports campaign to collect donations
On August 10, Nicole Tzanakis and Cornelius Kaup set off on a long journey: from Dusseldorf to Hamburg, a total of 444 kilometers in 5 days. The purpose of the trip was an action in support of refugees. As a result, donations were collected in the amount of almost 7 thousand euros.The funds will be donated to the Stay organization, which provides support to people from crisis regions.
Helping refugees in Germany
Celebrities as volunteers
Many celebrities are also doing their best to help refugees in Germany. For example, actor Till Schweiger announced his intention to build a refugee shelter. And actress Sarah Tkotsch went to a refugee camp in Berlin to get her idea of the situation in which migrants are.As a volunteer, she delivers food and drinks.
Helping refugees in Germany
Living with refugees
CDU Bundestag member Martin Patzelt from Brandenburg took two refugee applicants from Eritrea into his house in July. He takes care of them, his wife teaches them German. She says the classes are enjoyable because the refugees laugh a lot and sincerely. With them, a good mood came to the house, says Patzelt’s wife.
Helping refugees in Germany
Temporary housing in the barracks
In mid-July in the village of Seeet in northern Germany, a former barracks were rebuilt into a reception center in a few days. It can accommodate up to 600 people. Dozens of volunteers are helping to ensure that families with children can also live in the center. Brigitte Wottka sorts items received as humanitarian aid from the population.
Author: Iveta Ondruskova, Olga Mishchenko
90,000 More than a million children from South Sudan became refugees
The escalation of the conflict in South Sudan resulted in a new influx of refugees.To date, more than a million children have fled the country – this is one in five South Sudanese children. This is reported by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Children make up 62 percent of South Sudan’s 1.8 million refugees. Approximately 75,000 children who have taken refuge in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have crossed the border unaccompanied by adult relatives.
UNICEF Representative in South Sudan Tim Irwin said that the scale of the humanitarian catastrophe in the country is expanding.In addition to the million refugees, over one million children are internally displaced. Many of them have found shelter at UN bases. “Over the past four years, these children have seen nothing but deprivation, hunger and violence,” said Tim Irwin.
Today, more than half of the population of South Sudan, about six million people, is in need of humanitarian assistance. About three million of them are on the verge of exhaustion. Famine has been officially declared in some regions of South Sudan.The lives of many people in the country depend on international assistance.
Nearly three quarters of South Sudan’s children are deprived of the opportunity to study. This is the highest rate in the world.
Injury, injury, fear and stress are just some of the challenges faced by South Sudanese boys and girls. Refugee and internally displaced children are easy prey for those seeking new fighters for the armed forces and non-governmental groups. They are more likely to be victims of sexual abuse and exploitation.
Civil war broke out in South Sudan in mid-December 2013. Government forces are fighting rebels loyal to the country’s former vice president, Riek Mashar. During the armed clashes, thousands of South Sudanese were killed. Atrocities are committed against the civilian population. In August 2015, the warring parties reached an agreement on peace. However, in July last year, armed fighting resumed.90,000 Hunger is declining in South Sudan, but the situation is still critical
June 21, 2017 Rome / Juba – According to an analysis released today, famine in South Sudan has eased after a significant increase in humanitarian aid.However, the situation remains serious across the country, as the number of people who are not able to provide enough food every day rose from 4.9 million in February to 6 million, the highest level of food insecurity in South Sudan.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the World Food Program and other humanitarian partners, the adopted technical definition of hunger no longer applies to the former state of Unity, Leer and Mayendit, where hunger was announced in February.In two other states that were considered at risk in February – Koç and Panyjar – immediate and sustained humanitarian assistance was likely to play an important role in preventing further increases in hunger.
However, 45,000 people in the former Unity and Jonglei states are still in disastrous conditions and may face the prospect of famine if humanitarian aid is not received at the same level. This includes 25,000 in the former Unity State and 20,000 in Jonglei, where the situation deteriorated rapidly due to migration caused by conflicts and last year’s crop failure.
The deterioration of these conditions is reflected throughout the country. The number of people facing extreme levels of hunger, one notch below the ICF hunger level, is 1.7 million, up from 1 million in February.
“The crisis is not over yet. We are just keeping the population alive, but too many people are starving, ”said FAO Emergency Director Dominique Bourjon. “The only way to stop this desperate situation is to stop the conflict, provide unhindered access and empower people to rebuild their livelihoods.”
Three UN agencies have warned that gains in the largest hotbed of hunger must not be undone. People’s ability to feed themselves has been severely compromised, and ongoing emergency aid to save lives and livelihoods should prevent hunger from falling into the abyss.
“The results in hunger-stricken counties show what we can achieve when we provide ongoing support to families. But the work is far from complete, ”said Joyce Luma, WFP Representative and Country Director for South Sudan.“This is a crisis that continues to deepen, in which millions of people could face the prospect of hunger if humanitarian aid stops. The end of this conflict is a prerequisite. ”
“When humanitarian agencies have access and resources, we can respond quickly and decisively and save lives,” said UNICEF Representative in South Sudan Mahimbo Mdoe. “Yet more than a million children in South Sudan are estimated to suffer from malnutrition. Food insecurity is a key issue, as are the lack of health care, inadequate water supply and poor sanitation and, most importantly, access to those children who need treatment.Currently, too many regions of the country are cut off by insecurity, leaving hundreds of thousands of children on the brink of disaster. ”
Acute malnutrition continues to be one of the top public health emergencies in several regions of South Sudan, with studies showing that the prevalence of acute malnutrition in the world is above the World Health Organization emergency threshold of 15 percent, with in the former Duk County of Jonglei State, the rate is 26.1 percent.The situation is expected to worsen even further with the peak of the off-season in July, the time of year when food supplies usually run out before the next harvest.
Increased food insecurity has been driven by armed conflicts, crop failures and high food prices, as well as the impact of the off-season.
In the southwest, until recently, there was an unprecedented level of hunger, mainly caused by conflicts.Agricultural communities have had to move abroad to neighboring countries, leaving their land behind, and analysts are forecasting a record national cereal deficit for 2018.
On the west bank of the Nile in the northeastern corner of the country, famine erupted after renewed conflict, sparking a wave of migration and disruption of livelihoods, market links and humanitarian aid.
Responding to Hunger
Since the beginning of the year, WFP has assisted 3.4 million people in South Sudan.This includes emergency food and nutritional assistance to 2.6 million displaced or conflict-affected people and 800,000 people in recovery operations to help communities build resilience to shocks. WFP also continued to support refugees.
This year, UNICEF worked with partners to help treat over 76,000 severely malnourished children. These children are nine times more likely to die than their healthy peers.The United Nations Children’s Fund has set a goal for this year to treat 700,000 children suffering from malnutrition. As part of its multisectoral approach to addressing this issue, UNICEF has also provided 500,000 people with safe drinking water, and an additional 200,000 now have access to sanitation facilities.
UNICEF, WFP and partners have also scaled up rapid response missions, in which helicopters and air deliveries are used to reach communities in hard-to-reach locations.Missions have been completed in Unity State, Upper Nile and Jonglei since 25 February, reaching over 40,000 children.
FAO provided fishing, agricultural and vegetable kits to over 2.8 million people, including 200,000 people in famine-affected areas, and vaccinated over 6 million livestock.
A famine can only be declared under a number of conditions: at least 20 percent of households in the area are severely food insecure and have limited capacity to resist; acute malnutrition rates exceed 30 percent; and the death rate per day exceeds two adults for every 10,000 people.90,000 RIAC :: South Sudan: unexpected independence
The result of the referendum on January 9, 2011 in Juba was the appearance on the world map of the new state of South Sudan. Why did Sudan disintegrate? Who benefits from this? And what does this mean for Russia?
On January 9, 2011, the long-awaited referendum on the political self-determination of South Sudan was held in Juba. The result of the plebiscite was the division of the Sudanese geopolitical and economic space into southern and northern states – South Sudan and the Republic of Sudan (RS).A natural question arises, why did Sudan disintegrate? And who benefits from the formation of two new states?
The origins of the division of Sudan lie in the colonial policy of the British Empire, which artificially united peoples with completely different sociocultural identities on the Sudanese territory . On the political map of the second half of the XIX – early XX centuries. it was represented by the developed industrial North with the Arab-Muslim tribes and the agrarian-raw material South with the Negro-Christian and pagan population .The British colonial administration practiced methods of “indirect control”, allowing the leaders of the autochthonous tribes of Northern Sudan to control the territories of the Anglo-Egyptian condominium and delegating to them part of their power . The population of North Sudan was in the position of a titular people who had the right to exploit the South Sudanese, whose incomes and standard of living were significantly lower than those of the northerners.
In the 1940s, national liberation struggles consolidated the South and North in an effort to expel the British from Sudan.However, independence from Great Britain and Egypt, officially acquired in 1956, marked the beginning of military and civil confrontation between northerners and southerners. All political groups ruling in Khartoum pursued a discriminatory policy against the population of the South. The Negro-Christian and pagan South was imposed on the organization of labor according to traditional Muslim canons, the official celebration of Islamic holidays, the practice of using the Hijra in office work. In all ten states of the South, the dominance of the North in the political, economic and social spheres was clearly traced.The intransigence of the southerners on the issue of the need to separate from the North was finally confirmed in the course of civil wars with the federal authorities, which lasted a total of more than thirty years.
The position of the countries of the West, the Near and Middle East throughout the conflict was beneficial only to the South of Sudan. In 2005, with international mediation, there was a long-term pacification of the Sudanese warring parties. A Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed, establishing a “transitional period” of six years, during which South Sudan had to decide whether to remain part of the Sudan or not.After six years, a referendum on independence was to be held. One of the conditions for holding the referendum was the implementation of the paragraphs of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, which presupposed the actual economic, territorial and political division of one Sudan into two. And if political and territorial separation can still be achieved in the shortest possible time, even if only formally, then the acquisition of independence by the two new states in the economic sphere looks very problematic .
Over the past six years, through the efforts of representatives of Western European countries in the South of Sudan, a European banking system has been created. The previously functioning system of Islamic banking assumed, in accordance with Islamic law, a ban on loan interest. The Islamic Agricultural Banks  organized by the North have made a significant contribution to the development of the agricultural sector of the South’s economy. The introduction of European-style banking made the economy of the new state dependent and under the control of the leading financial institutions in Europe and the United States.
The United States and China have interests in South Sudan. The formation of an independent state on this territory was beneficial to them, first of all, from the point of view of ensuring greater control over oil production. The countries that sponsored the acquisition of independence by South Sudan condoned the supply of weapons here, while prohibiting other countries from supplying weapons and military equipment to northern Sudan. In addition, during the “transition period” America and Israel actively participated in the construction of the South Sudanese armed forces.The funds received from them were used to purchase certain types of weapons, including offensive ones.
As the analysis of the long-term experience of interaction between Israel and the South of Sudan shows, Israel played an active role in “writing the scenario of independence” of South Sudan. Since 1956, Israel has fully supported the separatist aspirations of the southerners: it acted as a reliable and generous sponsor of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), provided political asylum to refugees from the South of Sudan, and defended the interests of the South before the international community.However, Israeli aid to the “rebels from South Sudan” was not entirely altruistic. By supporting destructive and destabilizing activities in the enclaves of this East African state, he deprived the federal government of Sudan of the opportunity to solidify with the countries of the Arab world in their long-term conflict with Israel. Therefore, it is not surprising that the State of Israel was among the first countries with which the Republic of South Sudan established diplomatic relations in July 2011.
For the EU and the United States, the division of a single Sudanese geopolitical and economic space was a natural result of the conflicting existence of the northern and southern states of Sudan, which lasted for fifty years.For Russia, the transformation of the formally unified Sudan into two independent states came as a surprise. Despite this, Russia needs to formalize, structure and develop bilateral relations with South Sudan, as well as establish interaction with it in a number of areas, taking into account the specifics of the East Africa macro-region.
The key problem in establishing this kind of relationship is that the new state is in dire need of creating economic and political foundations to ensure true independence from its northern neighbor, the Republic of Sudan.The substantial dominant of the economy of both RS and South Sudan is oil production and transportation. The Comprehensive Peace Agreement stipulated the following principle for the distribution of revenues from oil export sales between the South and the North: 50% to the government of the South and 50% to the government of the North. The relevance and inviolability of this principle remain even after the acquisition and international recognition of the independence of South Sudan.
Two oil pipeline lines, originating in South Sudan, end at a marine terminal in North Sudan.Additional investments are needed to develop most of the oil fields in the South. Special attention should be paid to the problem of foreign sales of crude oil coming from the Melut-Port-Sudan oil pipeline. Foreign oil companies are in no hurry to build an oil refinery in the immediate vicinity of the fields, which would improve the financial and technical characteristics of exported oil. The existing transport infrastructure does not make it possible to organize efficient export of “black gold” from South Sudan, with the exception of the pipeline route passing through the RS territory.
In its “independent” present, South Sudan is completely tied to the separated North, which has 3/4 of the oil pipelines in common use by both sides. Therefore, the actual coexistence of North and South Sudan as a single economic space in the same conditions will continue, at least until the completion of the construction of a new, third in a row, oil pipeline – from South Sudan to the port of Mambas (Kenya). And here the new state finds itself hostage to outside help, since the general contractor and owner of the pipeline, along with the newly created government of the republic, is a large Japanese company, and a state-owned company from China is building an oil refinery in Kenya.The construction and commissioning of the facility will take about four years. It is for such a period that the interdependent and relatively peaceful coexistence of the Republic of the Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan can be guaranteed.
What are the potential and prospects for cooperation between Russia and South Sudan? Some authoritative Arabic-language media optimistically predicted the progressive development of relations between Russia and South Sudan even before the 2011 referendum.However, the current state of bilateral relations looks different: Russia is objectively poorly represented in the total mass of foreign economic relations of the Republic of South Sudan.There are no large Russian firms in the country , and economic interaction is of an episodic nature and comes down mainly to the supply of Russian equipment and weapons. The latter direction was developed even before the formation of the Republic of South Sudan. Thus, on January 11, 2011, South Sudan received ten Russian-made helicopters under the contract. A Sudanese People’s Liberation Army spokesman said the delivery of the first helicopters was the birthday of the South Sudanese Air Force.
With the formation of an independent state, the main efforts of the Government of South Sudan will be focused on ensuring its security and defense. The armaments supplied earlier, obviously, will not be enough to ensure the country’s defense capability at the proper level. Considering that South Sudan will have to spend money from the sale of oil on the purchase of weapons, it can be argued that a tough competition will unfold for military contracts with this country. Russia must be ready to compete for the market for its weapons products in the territory of South Sudan.Its main competitors in this market will be the United States, China, Ukraine and, probably, Great Britain and South Africa.
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- For more details about micro-ethnic groups and poly-confessional composition of the population of Sudan, see: S.I. Brook. Population of the world: ethno-demographic reference book. Moscow: Nauka, 1986.
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- An exception is OJSC KAMAZ, which has been operating a service center in the southwestern part of Sudan since 2007 through the mediation of the local diversified company Al-Jazeera.
In the city of Juba (Republic of South Sudan), a delegation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia has begun work, whose task is to inspect the Russian police contingent, which is part of the UN Mission in this country.
Representatives of the Russian department held working meetings with Deputy Police Commissioner of the UN Mission for Administrative and Economic Affairs Girme Gebrekidan (Ethiopia) and UN Mission Police Commissioner Bruce Munyamba (Rwanda).
The parties exchanged views on topical issues of the activities of Russian peacekeeping police officers serving in the UN international forces in South Sudan. Mutual understanding was reached on a number of fundamental positions concerning living conditions, personnel policy and directions for the use of personnel, taking into account the changing political situation in the republic, which is still engulfed in civil war.
The leadership of the international Mission highly appreciated the professional and moral qualities of the Russian peacekeepers, shown by them in the course of fulfilling the assigned tasks.
The working trip of the Russian delegation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, headed by the Acting Head of the Department of International Police Cooperation of the DDO of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Lieutenant Colonel of the Internal Service, Vladimir Bogatyryov, will last three days. During the visit, the delegates will familiarize themselves with the work of the Russian police peacekeepers, provide them with the necessary methodological and practical assistance. Also, attention will be paid to logistics and medical support.
United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) established 09.07.2011 by Resolution of the United Nations Security Council. As of February 29, 2016, it has 12,523 military and police personnel from 35 countries of the world. Of this number, 1105 police officers are involved, 14 of whom (including two women) are officers of the internal affairs bodies of the Russian Federation.
According to the UN Mandate, the Mission is obliged to create conditions for the delivery of humanitarian aid to the regions of the country, monitor compliance and investigate violations of human rights, protect the civilian population, and support the implementation of the agreement on the cessation of hostilities.
The teacher of the Faculty of Psychology of the IEMP returned from an internship in India / ieml.ru
Nadezhda Vanyukhina, a teacher of the Faculty of Psychology of the IEMP, spent three weeks in Delhi (India). She completed an internship at the National Institute of Labor. VV Giri in the direction “Preservation and protection of workers’ health”.
Nadezhda Vladimirovna Vanyukhina, a teacher at the Faculty of Psychology of the IEMP, spent three weeks in Delhi (India).She completed an internship at the National Institute of Labor. VV Giri in the direction “Preservation and protection of workers’ health”.
The internship program included lectures, workshops, business trips and visits to cultural sites in India. We learned about the main trends in the transformation of the modern labor market, about social protection programs for workers in India and the reasons for the impossibility of reaching the entire population of this country, about the situation of women in India, about migration and the problems it creates, and much more.Several interesting psychological sessions took place, where effective team building programs were analyzed. The country presentations made by all program participants were very interesting, productive and informative. They revealed not only the cultural characteristics of their home country, but also the current economic situation, social problems and government policies in the field of health care, education and social protection.
Program participants came from different parts of the world: Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Ghana, Botswana, Bhutan, Fiji, Sri Lanka, Lithuania, Uzbekistan, Jordan, Palestine, Cambodia, Rwanda and, of course, Russia.23 people from 15 countries have become true friends during their joint study, numerous trips to cultural places and shops, overcoming the difficulties of the Indian climate and cuisine.
Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Psychology for educational and educational work
TI: Ukrainians consider the judicial system the most corrupt
More than half of those surveyed in the study by Berlin-based Transparency International (TI) believe that the situation with corruption in the world has worsened over the past two years.
The Global Corruption Barometer found: 27% of respondents said they gave bribes to gain access to government services and institutions in the past year.
This study was conducted in more than 100 countries, and 114 thousand people were interviewed in its framework. Most of them admitted that the corruption situation had worsened.
Some trends are predictable. For example, people in poor countries are twice as likely to use bribes as those in rich countries.
In every third country, the police are the leaders in bribery, in every fifth – the judicial system.
Every fourth respondent said that he paid bribes.
However, as Transparency International writes in its study, it is not only about official institutions, political parties are also corrupt – “the driving force of democracies.”
This is because corruption is not only about money. Almost two-thirds of those surveyed say that it is personal contacts that help them in their interaction with the public sector.Every second person believes that the government is mainly or even completely influenced by interest groups.
This problem, notes BBC Newshour’s Tim Franks, is not just for developing countries. The BBC correspondent draws attention to the fact that both in the United States and in Britain, people are convinced that corruption is on the rise. At the same time, respondents in Britain consider the media to be the second most corrupt after political parties.
However, there are some countries whose residents believe that the level of corruption has decreased over the past two years, these are Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Georgia, Sudan and South Sudan and others.However, Ukrainians believe that the level of corruption has increased.
Transparency International writes that in order to fight corruption, governments must put in place “accountability mechanisms” and people must refuse to pay bribes where possible.
According to the organization, 37% of Ukrainians admitted that they had paid bribes to one of the eight institutions indicated by Transparency International.