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Teeing off

first_imgCHRIS KELLY staff Middletown’s Brendan Casey, 17, follows the flight of his tee shot during Thursday’s junior golf tournament at Colts Neck Golf Course.last_img

$25m in funding to help African gov’ts prosecute poachers, traffickers

first_imgThe African Wildlife Foundation has pledged $25 million to projects aimed at combating the illegal wildlife trade across the continent over the next four years.The Nairobi-based NGO invests in outfitting wildlife rangers, training sniffer dogs to detect illicit shipments, and community-based development.AWF president Kaddu Sebunya emphasized the need to invest in homegrown solutions to the crisis when he announced the funding at the Illegal Wildlife Trade conference, held Oct. 11-12 in London. A prominent African wildlife conservation NGO has committed $25 million to help protect iconic fauna from poaching and habitat loss across the continent by investing in African institutions and people.“We are seeing recovery and stabilization of some critical wildlife populations,” Kaddu Sebunya, president of the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), said in a statement. “We know what is working and it’s time to scale up the investment to combat this serious threat.”The Nairobi-based organization made the announcement on Oct. 11 during the Illegal Wildlife Trade conference in London. The money will complement more than $13 million that AWF says it has used to support projects aimed at countering the illegal trade of wildlife and wildlife products.The African Wildlife Foundation’s work includes programs to stop the loss of habitat for large carnivores, such as cheetahs. Image by John C. Cannon/Mongabay.“If we can keep wildlife safe from poachers, make wildlife products difficult to move around, actively involve key local players, and dampen the demand for wildlife products, then Africa’s magnificent animals have a fighting chance,” Philip Muruthi, AWF’s chief scientist, said in the statement.Current AWF projects include training sniffer dogs credited with detecting the presence of more than 250 illicit shipments of wildlife products; engaging with communities to encourage economic development that also supports conservation; and equipping wildlife rangers with the tools they need to catch poachers.This infusion of funds will go toward bolstering the capacity of authorities, specifically judges and prosecutors, to hold poachers and traffickers accountable, the group says. Along with continuing its efforts to protect habitat for animals such as elephants, rhinos and big cats, this investment in the capacity of African governments is directed toward giving them the tools to face this issue head-on.The AWF also supports projects to halt the poaching of critically endangered black rhinos. Image by Rhett A. Butler/Mongabay.“The trade routes trace back to decisions made on the ground, and while we are focusing this week on the commodities traded from dead wildlife, our interest is in seeing the living species remain part of modern Africa,” Sebunya said. “We know from our work that leadership at every level — from the families living in wildlife-rich areas to the heads of state — is an essential ingredient.”Banner image of an African elephant by John C. Cannon/Mongabay.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Article published by John Cannon Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredcenter_img Animals, Anti-poaching, Big Cats, Biodiversity, Biodiversity Crisis, Black Rhino, Cats, Cheetahs, Community Development, Conservation, Critically Endangered Species, Endangered Species, Environment, Environmental Law, Habitat Degradation, Habitat Destruction, Habitat Loss, Illegal Trade, Indigenous Communities, Law, Law Enforcement, Lions, Mammals, Parks, Poachers, Poaching, Rhinos, Sustainable Development, trafficking, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Trade, Wildlife Trafficking last_img read more

Liberians Urged to Be Selfless

first_imgSelfless service to humanity deserves recognition to encourage many others to give themselves to the service of others, Brigadier General Rudolf F. Kolaco Sr., (rtd) told a large gathering of Liberians at the gowning and certificating ceremony on Saturday of US retired Joseph Jackie Brown in Brewerville, near Monrovia.BG Kolaco, director general of the National Bureau of Veterans Affairs, described Brown (rtd) as a veteran who distinguished himself with his unit with the United States forces in Iraq.“To become a veteran,” Director Kolaco said, “you must be a soldier with five distinguished characteristics which include being a follower, being faithful, familiar, a fighter and being efficient.” He reminded the audience, including a full house of the Governance Council of Liberia, family members and hundreds of residents of Brewerville, that Brown, while serving with his Unit in Iraq at a critical point came under attack, exposing his life and those of his American colleagues to danger.“With zeal and tenacity,” he said Brown used his training and holding on to a 50 Caliber sub-machine gun, was able to overcome the enemy and saved the lives of his colleagues, including his commander.He said a good soldier must be disciplined, and with brief reflection of himself during his service in the Armed Forces of Liberia, noted that a good soldier must grow with time.When Brown retired, he chose to return to his country, Liberia to make his contribution to the cause of justice and fair-play, he told the gathering who cheered him.“On behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and that of Defense Minister Brownie Samukai,” Director Kolaco told him, “we congratulate you and urge you to continue to do your best to help your people.”Earlier, Mrs. Musu K. Thompson, president of the National Governors Council said her members were there in their numbers to demonstrate their appreciation to Brown for his services to humanity, and for not forgetting about the country of his birth.“You can see that all the representatives of the 15 counties are here to honor you as our son,” she said. “For you to return to support your country means you love Liberia.”She said the Council decided to gown him and award a certificate of appreciation because he did not forget his family and country. She reminded the gathering that their presence was simply to honor a dutiful son who had returned to help rebuild their broken country.Responding, Brown in a solemn but confident voice narrated his eight years sojourn in the United States and his experiences in Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom launched by former US President George Bush against the regime of the late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in 2003.Brown, 31, praised his parents for their support and called on Liberians to honor their parents, with particular emphasis on Liberian mothers. He spoke about the honor done him by President Bush, which resulted to the cancellation of Liberia’s US debts and the US sending American soldiers to Liberia to assist in the Ebola fight, as results of the sacrifices of Liberians who helped the United States in its role as global leader.Brown was the first Cybercrime Director at the Ministry of National Security and had rejected salary for the last five years, he said. He has an associate degree in computer information systems; bachelors in political science and masters in public administration.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

City land Nissan five-year sponsor deal

first_imgChevrolet, part of General Motors, sponsors City’s bitter cross-city rivals Manchester United, swelling the club’s coffers by an estimated $70 million a season.The partnership between Nissan, which owns Japanese club Yokohama F-Marinos, and City follows an initial agreement in May in which Manchester City’s holding company City Football Group (CFG) took a minority stake in Yokohama.City, who pipped Liverpool to the Premier League title last season in a dramatic run-in, are currently ranked as the world’s seventh richest club by Forbes, with Spain’s Real Madrid and Barcelona topping the list.City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak hailed the tie-up with Nissan.“Through our investment in, and support of, the Yokohama F-Marinos it has become very clear that Nissan and CFG also share a common passion and ambition for further growth and development,” he said in a statement.Nissan’s chief executive Carlos Ghosn called the partnership a “key platform to further strengthen our brand globally”.City, bankrolled by oil tycoon owner Sheikh Mansour, head of the Abu Dhabi United Group, said Nissan would enjoy a “strong presence at the Etihad Stadium and on digital platforms” as part of the agreement.CFG has a global network consisting of City, Melbourne City of Australia’s A-League and New York City Football Club, a Major League Soccer team.Nissan agreed to a lucrative four-year deal with the UEFA Champions League earlier this year.As part of the deal announced Thursday, Nissan will see its electric vehicles used at the City Football Academy due to open later this year as it looks to boost its brand in overseas markets, City said on their website.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000TOKYO, July 17- English Premier League champions Manchester City have landed a five-year sponsorship deal with Japanese automaker Nissan, both parties said on Thursday.Financial terms of the deal, announced at Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, were not disclosed, but City called it the “most significant of its type in the Premier League”.last_img read more

Balotelli in hot FA soup over Instagram post

first_img0Shares0000LIVERPOOL, December 2- Mario Balotelli could find himself in hot water with the Football Association after the Liverpool striker uploaded an anti-Semetic post on social media.The Italy international posted an image on Instagram of world famous video game character Super Mario, with whom he shares a nickname, along with a comment which is considered highly controversial in regards to the Jewish community. Balotelli has since deleted the post following a raft of complaints through various social media platforms, while a Liverpool spokesman said: “We are aware of the posting which has since been promptly deleted by the player. We will be speaking to the player about the issue.”The striker himself followed up his previous upload with another post, which read: “My Mom is Jewish so all of u shut up please (sic).”However, the FA are now expected to take action against the former AC Milan forward, with the comments following closely to those made by Wigan chairman Dave Whelan, who has already been charged by the FA over comments about Jewish and Chinese people.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Van Gaal tells reporters ‘it’s over’

first_imgReports suggesting the appointment of Jose Mourinho as United’s new boss have taken centre stage recently, with many press outlets in England claiming the move would be confirmed in the next few days.And if Van Gaal’s short statement is anything to go by, the move could be announced by the Red Devils shortly.When asked about his future outside the team’s hotel on Sunday morning, Van Gaal only said: “It’s over”.Meanwhile, former Manchester United and Everton player Phil Neville gave his thoughts on the potential appointment of Mourinho, something that now appears to be a mere formality.“[Mourinho] is a proven winner, a proven champion. United fans want a team that will challenge for the league title, not a team that finishes seventh or fifth, and Jose is probably the man for the job,” Neville told BBC Five Live’s Sportsweek programme.“I can’t see him staying too long at Man United, maybe two or three years, that seems to be his shelf life at a football club.“When Jose finishes at a club it tends to be a pattern where he falls out with a few players, he gets disgruntled and the team dips.“It happened at Chelsea, it certainly happened at Real Madrid where there were rumours he fell out with a few players.“It’s a pattern with Jose, he comes into a club, he gets success but he doesn’t stay for too long.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Louis van Gaal looks set to be departing Manchester United (Picture: Getty)UNITED KINGDOM, May 22 – Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has seemingly confirmed his departure from the club after telling reporters “it’s over” when asked about his future on Sunday.The 64-year-old was in a bullish mood in the wake of his side’s 2-1 triumph over Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final on Saturday evening, saying he hoped to remain on the Old Trafford helm next season.last_img read more

Nervous Man United fans ask LVG how can we win without ‘unsung hero’ in line up v Wolfsburg?

first_imgVfL Wolfsburg v Manchester United, kick off 7:45pm, is live on talkSPORT.The Red Devils travel to Germany for their must-win Champions League clash on Tuesday night, knowing that defeat would result in an early exit from the competition.And Louis van Gaal has been dealt a further blow to his squad with Morgan Schneiderlin joining a growing injury list, including Wayne Rooney, Marcos Rojo and Antonio Valencia.It seems that Schneiderlin’s absence has caused more nerves among United supporters than any other player, with some believing that van Gaal could be forced to change his formation in the midfielder’s absence.Have a read below of the anxiety felt by the club’s fans ahead of the fixture. Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin 1last_img

Montebello leaders urge terrorism vigilance

first_img• Galleries: 9/11: Ceremony in El Monte | Ceremony in Monterey Park | Memorial at Ground Zero | Memorial in Arlington | Memorial site of United Flight 93 | Ceremony around the World • Blog: Remembering September 11th • Videos: Remembering 9/11 | Bush Honors Flight 93 | Pentagon Memorial • Link: Special Section MONTEBELLO – Local Montebello religious leaders and city officials spoke strongly for continuing the “war on terrorism” at a memorial march and celebration Monday for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. But not all attendees at Montebello Park agreed with the present course the United States is taking in that war. Montebello resident Nannette Perez thought the best way to commemorate the victims of Sept. 11 would be to hold peace talks in their memory because she thinks the war in Iraq is increasing terrorism. Mario Moreno, pastor of the Praise Chapel of Montebello, has organized the annual event since the first anniversary of the attacks in 2002. He said the purpose of the memorial was to “remind us all that we have a real enemy” and that it was time to “reunite and regroup” in order to focus on what the country stands for. “This memorial is supposed to bring out the patriotic part of us that’s usually on the back burner,” he said. “It was five years ago and now it’s kind of like out of sight, out of mind. But the mess \ is getting worse.” But for Dolores Sanchez of Montebello, the event was simply a way to pay her respects to those who died that day in 2001. “I get very sentimental about it,” Sanchez said. “We all lost a lot of our friends and firefighters in those attacks, our fellow Americans.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips“There is too much hate now towards Americans,” said Perez, 31. “There’s too many people dying in Iraq now, because of 9/11. It’s not worth it to have so much bloodshed of innocent life and of the troops. “I believe the war should end now,” she said. Perez joined about 60 residents and city officials in memorial observations featuring traditional patriotic songs and speeches. Mayor Bob Bagwell said participating in yearly memorials helps to “re-dedicate ourselves to what our beliefs and values as a nation are.” “We’re trying to fight terrorism … so our children won’t have to fight it with nukes,” Bagwell said. last_img read more

Emergency School Board Meeting Today at 5p

first_imgFlood waters swelled from nearby Brock Creek and flooded and damaged the nearby girls’ softball field and also water streaming across a nearby field flooded the basement level of the school. So much so that water was escaping through cracks around basement windows and external air vents. Water flooded the bus compound near Salem High School. Buses were moved out of the way but water still streamed from the west across North Harrison Street and across to Brock Creek.School Board President Mark Abbott said the school’s bus compound was flooded from Brock Creek. “We were lucky to get the buses out,” said Abbott. “We got most of those out. Joe England and staff got right on that.”Flooding also damaged or destroyed most of the school’s sports areas.“Looks like we lost the soccer field, the football practice field, definitely the [girls’] softball field. Who knows what else…things are damaged down by the baseball field.”Salem Middle School Principal Ray Oppel said this was the worst flooding he’s seen at the school since he’s been there. Rushing water ate away at the embankment against the west wall of the new gym at the Salem Middle School and buckled part of the retaining wall during Friday’s flooding.“So far we’ve looked in the basement and it’s completely flooded,” Oppel noted. “Probably 15 feet of water. The retaining wall to the North by the new gym —  it took that out and washed tons of gravel down into the parking lot. I think the water came so fast and so quickly, there was no way our drains could take it.”Oppel pointed to the East —  “You can see the softball field. Probably the worse I’ve seen it since I’ve been here. Back in 09, we had some flooding that took out the softball field…but nothing like this.”“The basement will be completely wiped out. Everything down there will be completely destroyed,” said Oppel. The meeting is open to the public. There will be an emergency meeting of the Salem Community School’s Board of Trustees this afternoon at 5p at the Salem Middle School. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the repairs and clean up of the middle school after Friday night’s flooding. Officials have also closed the school for at least this Monday. The affects Grades 6, 7 and 8. This football equipment was washed from the practice football field and snarled in this bridge over the walking trail near Salem Middle School.last_img read more

Glenties school to showcase All-Ireland Winning drama during literacy day

first_imgSt Patrick’s Mental Health Services is delighted to introduce Mission Possible, an initiative dedicated to celebrating and acknowledging the work schools around the country do to promote positive wellbeing and self-esteem.The inaugural Mission Possible Awards Ceremony held in St. Patrick’s University Hospital, saw S.N. Éadan Fhionnfhraoich, Glenties, picking up a national award for their work entitled “Life – the Drama of It All”.Schools from all over Ireland were recognised for their effort and contribution in tackling the stigma surrounding mental health both in the classroom and in the wider community. All-Ireland Drama Champions in section 2 includes Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin & Oliver McGinley in Croke Park receiving the All-Ireland title in the Cuman Scoil Dramaíochta for the drama “An Eangach Thorthach”St. Patrick’s CEO, Paul Gilligan, said; “St. Patrick’s has been supporting schools to promote positive mental health for a number of years through our mental health education and awareness campaign, Walk in My Shoes. We were delighted to be able to formally acknowledge and award schools who go above and beyond in their efforts.”The Mission Possible competition was open to all schools. The array of information presented and the initiatives being undertaken by schools are extremely impressive; ranging from the use of drama and music to mindfulness.Most inspiring was the way that staff of S.N. Éadan Fhionnfhraoich developed a holistic approach in promoting positive wellbeing and self-esteem in their students through the medium of drama.Tamara Nolan, Communications Manager at St Patrick’s, said “We were taken aback by the amount of entries we received from all over the country. Unfortunately we could only pick three national winners.” The school is hosting a fun packed literacy day for the surrounding schools on Wednesday the 14th of June at 11.00am in the Market Hall in Glenties which is entitled “A Wave of Words & A Splash of Science”.The school will also showcase their All-Ireland Winning drama on the same evening at 6pm for the wider community of Glenties. Beidh fáilte romhat ar an oiche.Well done to Principal, Oilibhéair MacFhionnghaile, and staff and pupils of S.N.Éadan Fhionn Fhraoich on their recent success.Glenties school to showcase All-Ireland Winning drama during literacy day was last modified: June 4th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Éadan Fhionnfhraoichedeninfaghmission possiblest patricks mental health serviceslast_img read more