Captain Horace Burrell dies from cancer at 67

first_imgJamaicans and the regional football fraternity are mourning the death of long-time president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Captain Horace Burrell. Burrell, 67. Burrell died in Florida on Tuesday, June 6, following being stricken with cancer during last year’s Gold Cup in the United States. He had been receiving treatment at the John Hopkins Cancer Treatment Center in Maryland. Glowing tributes for Burrell were expressed by Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips, and former prime ministers Portia Simpson-Miller and Percival J. Patterson.Torrential rain walloped South Florida forcing authorities to extend a flood watch across the region into Wednesday as the weather is poised to drench the area for the next few days.  Flooding was reported in several areas, including the parking lot at Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise. Some areas of South Florida recorded record rain totals on Tuesday, with Plantation and Boca Raton reporting over 11 inches of rain while locations in Deerfield Beach and Coral Springs reporting just over 10 inches.Two Miami-Dade County public high schools received a big anonymous donation Wednesday in memory of six-year-old King Carter from Miami. Cater was killed last year in a drive-by shooting. The $1 million donation is one of the largest in Miami-Dade County Public Schools history. The gift was made in hopes of saving the lives of teenagers in memory of the young boy. The donation will fund the King Carter Academy of Trade and Logistics, which will open this fall at Miami Northwestern Senior High School. It will also help develop the current program at Miami Central Senior High School.And in Sports Canada’s Andre De Grasse has thrown down the gauntlet before the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt. De Grasse is being touted as one who could take over the reins from Bolt when the superstar retires after the London World Championships. He has stated his intention to beat Bolt before Bolt throws in his spikes and is aiming to accomplish this feat at the London games this summer.Here’s What’s Trending.2012 Olympic 400-meters champion Sanya Richards-Ross has revealed that she had an abortion the day before she left for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing , China in 2008. The Jamaican-born Richards-Ross, made the revelation in her book ‘Chasing Grace’. Recognized as one of the world’s premier middle distance runners, Richards-Ross was however defeated in the quarter mile race in China by Great Britain’s Christine Ohuruogu and Jamaica’s Shericka Williams. She attributed her defeat to a hamstring injury. However, in her much anticipated book, Richards-Ross, now pregnant again, made the startling revelation.For Tomorrow’s weather forecastIt will be mostly cloudy with showers likely in Broward and Palm Beach Counties and mostly cloudy with scattered showers in Miami-Dade, with a high of 90 and a low of 77 degrees. Today’s news is brought to you by the Florida Department of Health in Broward County, who wants to remind you to ask your child’s doctor about the HPV vaccine, that prevents many types of cancer, protects girls and boys, and is recommended at age 11 or 12.  For more on these and other stories visit us at caribbeannationalweekly.com Make sure to pick your copy of Caribbean News weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.last_img read more

Punya Beragam Peran dan Spesifikasi, Inilah Jenis-Jenis Kapal RoRo

first_imgSumber: harnas.co Bagi Anda yang sering menggunakan jasa penyebrangan laut dengan menggunakan ferry, tentu Anda sedikit banyaknya tahu tentang keberadaan berbagai macam kapal jenis RoRo (Roll on Roll off) di pelabuhan. Selain dikenal dapat mengangkut penumpang, kapal RoRo juga terkenal ampuh untuk mengangkut beragam moda darat, mulai dari sepeda motor hingga kereta api sekalipun. Selama bertahun-tahun, beberapa kemajuan teknologi telah terjadi di dalam kapal penghubung antar pelabuhan ini, berikut KabarPenumpang.com himpun beberapa jenis RoRo yang dilansir dari laman marineinsight.com.Baca Juga: Yuk Kenali “Ganasnya” Laut Dengan Level Sea StatePure Car Carrier (PCC) dan Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) RoRo ShipSumber: youtube.com Sesuai dengan namanya, PCC dikhususkan untuk mengangkut mobil; sedangkan PCTC tidak hanya mampu mengangkut mobil tapi juga truk dan beragam variasi kendaraan roda empat lainnya. Dari tampilan fisik, kedua kapal ini cukup mencolok ketika berada di atas air mengingat ukurannya yang bisa dibilang sangat besar. Biasanya PCC dan PCTC digunakan untuk pengiriman kendaraan baru antar pulau.Container Vessel + RoRo (ConRo) ShipSumber: containerst.comIni merupakan penggabungan antara truk container dengan RoRo. Interior kapal semacam ini dirancang sedemikian rupa sehingga keseluruhan beban yang diangkut oleh kapal ini dapat didistribusikan secara merata dan seimbang. Daya angkut maksimum kapal ConRo ini sendiri dapat mencapai angka 20.000 hingga lebih dari 50.000 DWT (Dead Weight Tonnes).General Cargo + RoRo (GenRo) ShipSumber: citadelshippingSebuah kapal kargo dengan daya angkut normal yang dilengkapi dengan fasilitas RoRo disebut Genro. Ukurannya sendiri terbilang lebih kecil dari dua jenis kapal di atas dengan perkiraan daya angkut 2.000 hingga 30.000 DWT.RoPaxSumber: knudehansen.comRoPax merupakan istilah yang diberikan kepada kapal RoRo yang tidak hanya bisa mengangkut mobil, tapi juga menyediakan fasilitas yang dapat menunjang kehidupan para pelayar di atas kapal. RoPax tidak hanya digunakan sebagai istilah teknis, tapi juga nama kapal ini kerap kali didefinisikan sebagai ferry yang mengangkut kendaraan dan penumpang yang menghubungkan dua pelabuhan.Baca Juga: Dublin Port Kedatangan Ferry Ro-Ro Terbesar di Dunia “MV Celine”Complete RoRo ShipSumber: marineinsight.comKapal jenis ini tidak memiliki hatchways, dan sering kali digunakan di laut lepas. Walaupun bernama Complete RoRo Ship, tapi kapal ini hanya dapat mengangkut antara 2.000 hingga 40.000 DWT, tidak sebesar ConRo Ship.Pada prinsipnya kapal Ro-Ro adalah kapal yang bisa memuat kendaraan yang berjalan masuk ke dalam kapal dengan penggeraknya sendiri dan bisa keluar dengan sendiri juga, sehingga disebut sebagai kapal roll on – roll off. Oleh karena itu, kapal ini dilengkapi dengan pintu rampa yang dihubungkan dengan moveble bridge atau dermaga apung ke dermaga. Secara keseluruhan, kapal RoRo juga tidak hanya digunakan untuk kepentingan sipil saja, melainkan di sektor angkatan laut juga menggunakan kapal ini, biasanya untuk mengangkut barang-barang penting yang berasal dari laut.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedSebaiknya Anda Tahu, Kapal Ferry Bukan Hanya Jenis Ro-Ro Saja01/10/2019In “Angkutan Ferry”Dublin Port Kedatangan Ferry Ro-Ro Terbesar di Dunia “MV Celine”30/10/2017In “Angkutan Ferry”Ini Daftar 9 Pelabuhan Laut Tersibuk di Indonesia21/02/2017In “Destinasi Laut”last_img read more

Suzuki motors to victory

first_imgIPGC Members Green Valley monthly reportSunday, Nov. 7 – Stableford1st Rod Howett 40pts 2nd Joe McArdle 40pts3rd Jack Behan 39pts4th Kevin Hamilton 38ptsThe change in the weather has dried the course and provided good playing conditions with lots of run on the ball.  Rod Howett, an IPGC stalwart and native Londoner enjoyed the improved conditions to record a sparkling score and inch ahead of Joe McArdle to take the honours.  Rod is clearly taking full advantage of the lessons he has been receiving from Al Keith.Jack Behan put in a credible display to take third place, joining Joe in representing Irish hopes.  Kevin Hamilton fought hard for England with a sound 38 points.  There were no ‘2’s today.Sunday, Nov. 14 – Stableford1st Joe Peters 43 Pts2nd Charlie Lapsey 39 Pts3rd Ted Lodge 38 Pts4th Roar Berger 37 PtsAnother busy day with good playing conditions saw the Irish come to the fore.  Joe Peters, a regular IPGC Sunday man, took the honours for Dublin with a scintillating 43 points.  Charlie Lapsey from Donegal played very well off his 8 handicap to take second place.  Ted Lodge, an ex Captain from Rush a quaint Dublin links course, was close behind.  Ted, who plays steadily of his 11 handicap, is never far off the pace.Roar Berger from Norway took fourth place, the only non Irishman to get a mention today.‘2’ were achieved by Joe Peters, Ted Lodge, Alec Hoare, and Paul Egan.Sunday, Nov 21 – Stableford1st Charles Sheppard 40pts2nd Andy Galvin 35pts3rd Joe McArdle 32pts4th Frank McGowan 31ptsThe evergreen Charles Sheppard came out to play today, winning with several lengths to spare.  The Irish stable of Andy Galvin, Joe McArdle, and Frank McGowan ran credible races but were unable to peg back Charles who  had the race at his mercy with several holes to play.Joe McArdle had the only ‘2’ today.Sunday, Nov. 26 – StablefordGreen Valley1st Yasuo Suzuki 41pts2nd Ted Lodge 40pts3rd Brian Talbot 37ptsSilky Oak1st Russell Exley 39pts2nd Barry Wellings 38ptsCharlie Lapsey 37pts CB 21A busy course and large turnout saw two competitions today, one on Green Valley and one on the new Silky Oak.  The later received good reviews and was much enjoyed.On Green Valley Yasuo Suzuki, a regular IPGC man from Japan, scored his best ever round on the course to narrowly defeat the consistent Ted Lodge.  Brian Talbot took the minor honour.Silky Oak brought out the best from our organizer Russell Exley who recorded a tight win over Barry Wellings.  Charlie Lapsey, clearly a cad, beat charming Irish lady Teresa Connelly on count-back for third place.‘2’s today were achieved by Russell Exley, Brian Talbot, and twice by Yasuo Suzuki.Presentations, as always, were conducted at the Golf Centre Bar on the course with amiable hosts John and Geoff, assisted by their lovely staff, taking excellent care of the golfers.Note: If you would like to play with the IPGC members at Green Valley on a Sunday, you can contact mobile 084 782 4582. All transportation to the course is arranged from The Haven leaving at 09.00 and you need to sign up prior to the day.last_img read more

Inside Conditions…One legged race

first_imgAUBREY BRUCEThe heralded return of Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback “Big” Ben Roethlisberger went as smooth as could be expected considering the fact that on Sept. 27,  he was carted off the field after suffering a knee injury against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis.However, the three turnovers by Roethlisberger coupled with a few “questionable” calls by the “visiting” officiating crew assisted the Cincinnati Bengals in achieving a 16-10 victory against the Steelers.The Bengals intercepted “Big” Ben twice in the fourth quarter alone to help secure the victory.  Although he wouldn’t admit it publicly, Roethlisberger appeared to be a bit rusty from the four weeks plus layoff. Roethlisberger deflected any excuse making; “Health wise I’m okay,” he said. “I’m obviously disappointed, in the way I played.  I let this team down and I let the fans down.  This one is on me and I’m taking the blame.  And letting everyone know that I have to play better.As far as the Steelers defense goes, Bengals Quarterback Andy Dalton and his “high powered” offense did not score a touchdown until it was 2:57 left in the game.  However that final score by Cincy provided the margin of victory. Dalton should add another skillset to his resume, that of a prophet. “I knew eventually were going to score a touchdown, and we did,” he said.Dalton was also picked twice and was sacked three times.  For three quarters plus Dalton looked as though the soothsayer that he may or may not have consulted before traveling to Heinz Field, may have owed him a refund.The Steelers have eight games remaining starting with the Oakland Raiders and the Cleveland Browns at home, the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle and the Indianapolis Colts at home.They complete the final leg of the 2015 regular season schedule at Cincinnati, then come home to face Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos after that they travel to M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore to face the spoiler hungry Ravens and then travel to Browns Stadium to face the up and down Cleveland Browns to complete the 2015 Season.Out of those games Pittsburgh can beat Baltimore, Cleveland, Oakland, Indianapolis, and believe it or not the Bengals in Cincy as long as they import an officiating crew from NFL Europe or destinations unknown.The officiating smelled like a sulfur mine.  The game has gotten away from, the players, fans and coaches.  These officials have developed a “God complex.”  If players are too demonstrative, penalty.  If players wiggle their rear ends after scoring a touchdown, penalty.Hey I suspect that after a player gets married when he does the traditional wedding dance with his new bride and touches her rear end a referee might appear out of nowhere and throw some laundry,  for as Mel and Tim might say; “backfield in motion I’m gonna have to penalize you.”This policing of the game has turned into a “fleecing” and sterilization of the game.  The game that we know is rapidly deteriorating from football to “foolsball.”The officials have evolved from managing the game to changing the outcome of the game, ultimately cheating the fans and the sport.  Ben Roethlisberger entered the Steelers/Bengals game with a bad knee, the officials cut his good leg from under him.Aubrey Bruce can be reached: [email protected] or 412.583.6741He is also a contributing columnist for urbanmediatodayFollow him on [email protected]last_img read more

Virtual support for vulnerable students

first_imgVulnerable international students are continuing to be supported throughout the Covid-19 pandemic by generous Indian and Sikh volunteers. International students…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Mitchell Clarke last_img

Webinars promise connection and information

first_imgBy Danielle Kutchel Anglicare Victoria is hosting a series of webinars in the coming months to address issues raised by the community. The…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Flogas Irish Amateur Open First Round Scores

first_imgRound one scores (complete)Flogas Irish Amateur OpenRoyal County Down at the Flogas AM-AM ahead of the Flogas Irish Amateur Open in Royal Co Down golf club, Newcastle Co. Down Ireland. 15/05/2018.Picture: Golffile | Fran CaffreyAll photo usage must carry mandatory copyright credit (© Golffile | Fran Caffrey) print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img 65 R Dawson (Tramore)68 A Fitzpatrick (England); A Gleeson  (Castle)69 J Skov Olesen (Denmark); M Saulez (South Africa); D Hague (England); M Jordan (England); D Rauch (Germany); R Cannon (Balbriggan); K Reitan (Norway); A Wilson (England)70 G Collins (Rosslare); J Hapgood (Wales); B Gill (England); S Watts (Cairndhu); C Thornton (England); N Bachem (Germany)71 P O’Keeffe (Douglas); C Woollam (South Africa); R Mullarney (Galway); G Bloor (England); A Hill (Athenry); J Fox (Portmarnock); J Gough (England); T Nel (South Africa); G Chevalier (France); J Wilson (Scotland); D Langley (England); P Brennan (Belvoir Park); P Melching (Netherlands)72 L Sanges (Wales); E Walker (Scotland); L Shepherd (England); M Hammer (Germany); C Barrow (Scotland); C Strickland (England); E McIntosh (Scotland); M Mitchell  (South Africa); J Sugrue (Mallow)73 C Mansfield (South Africa); T Carter (England); J Brady (Rosslare); T Vaillant (France); Q Debove (France); J Cope (England); R Williams   (England); R Brazill (Naas); J Yates (Naas); J Mc Donnell (Forrest Little); N Poppleton (England); D Brophy (Castleknock); B Hutchinson (England); F Hanisch (Germany); C Denvir (Elm Park); B Chamberlain (Wales); J Schaper (South Africa); J Pierse (Portmarnock)74 C Lamprecht (South Africa); F Carr (Kirkistown Castle); R Neergaard-Petersen (Denmark); M Norton (Belvoir Park); J Mis (England); A Maguire (Laytown & Bettystown); T Vahlenkamp (Germany); A Edwards-Hill (England); A Petit (France); C Rafferty (Dundalk); J Sundborg (England); S Done (England); B Anderson (The Royal Dublin); K Cantley  (Scotland); S Easton (Scotland); T Clements (England); J Davies (Wales); B McKenzie (England)75 B Jones (England); M Waite (England); C Farr (England); R Williamson (Holywood); D Germishuys (South Africa); J McMahon (England); D Howie (Scotland); J Johnston (Scotland); G Lenehan (Portmarnock); R Foley (Switzerland); A Flanagan (England); A Grant (Dundalk); M Martin (England)76 S Locke (Scotland); A Plumb (England); O Huggins (England); R Moran (Castle); D McAleenon (Edenmore); J Glenn (England); R Pierse (Grange); T Thurloway (England); D Brown (England); J de Bruyn (Germany); H Goddard (England)77 J Madden (Royal Portrush); J Whelan (Newlands); P Coughlan (Castleknock); M Ryan (New Ross); N Muller (France); W Nienaber (South Africa); J Bolton (England); M Power (Kilkenny)78 A McDougall (Scotland); A Laussot (France); K Egan (Carton House); T Plumb (England); J Gaunt (England); H Foley (The Royal Dublin); L Abrial (France); R Dutton (Tandragee); G Petrozzi (England); E Farrell (Ardee); P Mullins (Wales); T McLarnon (Massereene)79 R Black (Hilton Templepatrick); D Coghlan (Portmarnock); J Fletcher (Warrenpoint); D Mary (France); T Sloman (England)80 E Smith (Laytown & Bettystown); O Crooks (Bushfoot); D Kitt (Athenry); W Porter (Scotland)81 J Walsh (Castle); W Small (Tandragee); G Frimodt (Denmark); M Lamb (England); T Shin (England)82 D McNeill (Scotland); J Paterson (Scotland); C Woodroofe (Dun Laoghaire)83 R Knightly (The Royal Dublin)86 M d’Harcourt (France)last_img read more

Wildlife decimated by the surge in conflicts in the Sahara and the Sahel

first_imgAn escalation in the number of conflicts across the Sahara and the Sahel in Africa is driving down numbers of the region’s wildlife, a new study finds.The authors found that the number of conflicts in the region has risen by 565 percent since 2011.At the same time, 12 species of vertebrate have either gone extinct or are much closer to extinction as a result of conflicts in the region. The surge in armed conflicts across the Sahara Desert and the band of dry savanna to its south called the Sahel is devastating the region’s wildlife, according to recent findings published in the journal Conservation Letters.“As if the harsh, arid landscape isn’t enough, the growth of armed conflict in the Sahara-Sahel region is yet another serious threat that wildlife in this critical region now have to contend with,” biologist Sarah Durant of the Zoological Society of London, an author of the study, said in a statement.The rise of groups like Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM, and Boko Haram over the past few years have destabilized Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Mali. These are some of the least-developed countries on Earth, and they’re adjacent to countries like Libya where power vacuums have recently emerged, contributing to the problem. Across the Sahel and Sahara, the number of conflicts has swelled by 565 percent since 2011, the authors report. That means one in five conflicts on the African continent is taking place in this region, and its disputes account for 5 percent of the global total.The carcasses of gazelles killed in the Sahara. Image courtesy of the University of Granada.Research published in the journal Nature in early 2018 found that, in general, wildlife numbers decline across the continent as the number of conflicts rises. In this case, the study’s authors wanted to understand what the rapid uptick in violence would mean for this region’s unique and threatened wildlife populations.“Areas where fauna is seriously endangered due to the rise in conflicts need to be identified, and effective policies need to be implemented in order to reduce the impact of these conflicts on biodiversity,” ecologist José Carlos Brito said in a statement from the University of Granada. Brito is the paper’s lead author, and he works at the University of Porto in Portugal, one of 20 institutions involved in the project.The team compiled data on the locations of battles, explosions and attacks throughout the region, as well as the paths used by smugglers and people migrating through the Sahara and Sahel. They then compared that information with the results of surveys of 10 species of vertebrates that live in the region. They zeroed in on three species: the addax, or white antelope (Addax nasomaculatus); the dorcas gazelle (Gazella dorcas); and the African savannah elephant (Loxodonta africana).Gazelles in Chad. Image courtesy of the University of Granada.The addax, an antelope that lives primarily in northern Niger, is down to “critically low numbers” in connection with rising conflict and oil exploration in the region over the past 20 years. Shortly after the fall of the Moammar Gadhafi regime in Libya in 2011, illegal hunters began killing more dorcas gazelles in the predominantly desert country. And the poaching of Mali’s elephants spiked in 2015 in the wake of several years of violence and failed peace processes there.The scientists figure that 12 of the 14 species of large animal that live in this area have either gone extinct or are perilously close to it because of the region’s conflicts.The team recommends conservation measures should be included in peace deals, along with penalties for groups and governments that don’t abide by them, to address these issues. They also suggest that curbing the number of weapons that flow into the region could help reduce the loss of wildlife in the Sahel and the Sahara.“There’s a vicious circle connecting arms trafficking, conflicts, migration and the extinction of animal species,” the authors said in the statement from the University of Granada.An addax mother and calf. Image in the public domain via Wikimedia Commons.Recognizing this cycle, as well as the role that a balance of conservation and economic development must play, should be part of the long-term strategy to tackle this problem, the researchers argue.And there’s little time to spare: “Such steps need to be taken now, before the unique and iconic biodiversity of the world’s largest desert is lost,” they write in the paper.Banner image of gazelles in Chad courtesy of the University of Granada.CitationsDaskin, J. H., & Pringle, R. M. (2018). Warfare and wildlife declines in Africa’s protected areas. Nature.Brito, J. C., Durant, S. M., Pettorelli, N., Newby, J., Canney, S., Algadafi, W., … & de Smet, K. (2018). Armed conflicts and wildlife decline: Challenges and recommendations for effective conservation policy in the Sahara‐Sahel. Conservation Letters, e12446. Article published by John Cannon Animals, Biodiversity, Birds, Conflict, Conservation, Critically Endangered Species, Deserts, Development, Ecology, Elephants, Endangered Species, Environment, Extinction, Human Migration, Hunting, Mammals, Over-hunting, Poaching, Research, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation center_img 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 overSponsoredlast_img read more

Under-20s whip Aruba 7-1

first_imgJamaica’s Under-20 footballers whipped Aruba 7-1 in Florida on Thursday night to keep alive their hopes of advancing to the next round of the CONCACAF Under-20 Championships. Cavalier’s Tevin Rochester scored a hat-trick (two penalties). The other scorers were Ricardo McIntosh (2), Jamoi Topey and Nicque Daley. Meanwhile Mexico remained in pole position for the lone qualifying spot from Group B of the championships following an 8-0 hammering of Grenada.  Both Jamaica and Mexico have 10 points but the Central Americans head the group on goal difference. The Mexicans have scored 21 goals and conceded two for a plus 19 goal difference while Jamaica (13-3) have a goal difference of plus 10.last_img

Program pushes plants for drought

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Besides using drought-resistant plants, water officials urged residents to check their sprinkler systems and to fix outdoor leaks. The campaign will include a $70,000 advertising effort to pass along water-conservation tips. Residents also can ask the water district to conduct an audit of their home by calling (888) 987-9473. The audit would identify where water is being wasted and provide a customized watering schedule. Palmdale Water District in May had started a voluntary conservation program, urging its customers to cut consumption by 15 percent. Rainfall since July 1 has measured only 0.65 of an inch in Palmdale and 1.4 inches in Lancaster, according to the National Weather Service. Normal rainfall for both cities for the same time period is more than 7 inches. LANCASTER – In one of the driest years on record, county water officials Thursday launched a conservation and education program to get residents to cut water consumption by 10 percent. The Home Depot, a partner in the campaign, will add drought-resistant plants to garden centers at its stores in Lancaster and Palmdale. Such plants include weeping yucca, juniper, barrel cactus and rosemary. “They use less water and are adapted for the environment here,” said Melinda Barrett, water conservation program manager with the Los Angeles County Waterworks Districts. The program is co-sponsored by Waterworks District No. 40, which serves residents and businesses in most of Lancaster, in a portion of Palmdale, and in Littlerock, Pearblossom, Lake Los Angeles and Acton. last_img read more