‘Kovid on the field’ before the IPL; Rajasthan fielding coach…

first_imgNew Delhi: Kovid is ‘on the field’ before the teams leave for the 13th Indian Premier League, which was shifted to the UAE following the expansion of Kovid. Kovid 19 has been confirmed by Rajasthan Royals fielding coach Dishant Yagnik, who is set to leave for the UAE. The Rajasthan Royals have revealed this. Dishant Yagnik is the first person to be confirmed by Kovid in a test before returning to the UAE for the IPL.This year’s IPL will be held in the UAE from September 19 to November 10. The tournament has been shifted to the UAE as the spread of Kovid in India is still rampant. The teams travel to the UAE on specially chartered flights. Rajasthan fielding coach Kovid confirmed that the teams will leave this month as they have to complete the quarantine there.‘Our fielding coach Dishant Yagnik is informed that Kovid 19 has been confirmed. The Rajasthan Royals said in a statement that they had tested positive for the disease ahead of their reunion in Mumbai next week before leaving for the UAE.‘Management is conducting a separate Kovid inspection as per the BCCI directives for all team members. This includes the players, the coaching staff and the management representatives accompanying the team, ”Rajasthan said in a statement.With Kovid confirmed, Dishant entered the quarantine. According to the BCCI’s Kovid protocol, Dishant will now go to the UAE only after confirming that Kovid has tested negative twice. Even if he arrives in the UAE, he will have to stay on the quarantine for another six days. Covid can then join the team only after undergoing three more tests. The Rajasthan team has asked everyone who has been in contact with Dishant for the last 10 days to enter the quarantine and undergo screening.Dishant, who has played 25 matches in the IPL, has scored 170 runs. He made his debut in first-class cricket for Rajasthan in 2004, scoring 1754 runs in 50 matches at an average of 24.70. This includes one century and nine half-centuries. He scored 945 runs in 41 List A matches at an average of 25.54. Of these, two are centuries and four are half-centuries.English Summary: Rajasthan Royals’ fielding coach Dishant Yagnik tests positive for COVID 19last_img read more

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Tennessee parents charged in death of toddler left in car overnight

first_img Related cosmin4000/iStock/Thinkstock(GAITLINBURG, Tenn.) — The parents of a 2-year-old boy who died after he was left in a car overnight earlier this month were charged with felony murder on Monday, according to a statement from a Tennessee District Attorney General.The child, identified as Kipp Phillips, was found dead in his parents’ car on July 14th, 2017, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).The mother called 911 around 2 p.m. that day, saying the child had been left in the car overnight, according to local police. Weather reports from that day show that temperatures in Gaitlinburg, Tennessee, where the family lived, climbed above 90 degrees.“We believe they made the call when they got up,” Gatlinburg Police Chief Randall Brackins told ABC affiliate WATE in Knoxville, Tennessee. “Their work schedule, they work late at night from the previous night and what we understand, the child was left in the car from the night before.”He said both parents were at the scene when police arrived and the mother appeared to be attempting to resuscitate the boy, who was already dead.“The mother was attempting CPR,” Brackins told WATE. “Paramedics took over and [were] unable to revive the child.”After an investigation into the incident by TBI and the local police, the parents, Jade Elizabeth Phillips and Anthony Dyllan Phillips from Sevier County, were charged with two counts of murder in connection to the boy’s death: first-degree murder committed in perpetration of aggravated child neglect and first-degree murder committed in the perpetration of aggravated child abuse.The parents were also charged with one count of aggravated child neglect and one count of aggravated child abuse.The boy’s parents were arrested without incident and booked into the Sumner County Jail where they are being held on a $250,000 bond, TBI said. It is not clear at this time whether they have obtained an attorney or if a court date has been set.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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So About Those Pitch Counts…

first_imgA couple weeks ago I wrote an article on how The Norfolk’s coaching staff was limiting the starting pitchers’ pitch counts. That all changed on Sunday afternoon.The starting pitcher for Norfolk on Sunday afternoon was Kevin Gausman and his start was unlike all of his previous starts this season. In his first seven starts, Gausman threw about 75 pitches per game. On Sunday, Gausman threw 93 pitches.On Monday, Suk-min Yoon was the starting pitcher for Norfolk. In his first nine starts, Yoon threw around 75 pitches per start as well. Yoon threw 88 pitches Monday night.Mike Wright started the first game of a double header Tuesday. Like both Gausman and Yoon, Wright was limited to about 70 or 75 pitches per game. And like Gausman and Yoon, Wright exceeded that pitch count in his latest start, throwing 93 pitches.By now, you probably see one trend for Norfolk’s starting pitchers. But there is another trend that coincides with the pitch count trend, innings pitched.As you can imagine, when starting pitchers are limited to a pitch count they will not be in the game very long. Just about all of Norfolk’s starting pitchers threw about three to four, sometimes five, innings per game due to their low pitch count. When the pitch count was increased, the pitches went longer into games.Gausman, for example, pitched 6.1 innings on Sunday. Yoon pitched 7.0 innings and Wright pitched 5.2 innings. All three pitchers were taken out after they had lost their command of their pitches.A common tendency I see with pitchers making the jump from Triple-A to the Major Leagues, not including a rare few, is the pitches can get ahead of batters but cannot finish them. I believe this is a direct correlation with pitch counts and pitching late into games.Norfolk’s starting pitching staff, in my opinion, has loads of talent and with the increased pitch counts they will be able to work on being able to finish off batters at the Triple-A level. This will ultimately lead to the pitchers being able to finish off batters at the Major League level.Obviously Kevin Gausman is the one pitcher everyone is keeping an eye on, and for good reason. Everyone who follows baseball in some form or another knows the potential Kevin Gausman has. Orioles’ fans in particular, want to see him starting for the Orioles by the end of this season and want him to be in the rotation at the start of next season.Gausman, despite his win-loss record, has pitched very well this season for Norfolk. I believe once he gets enough starts under his belt that last longer than 5.0 innings, he will be good enough to possibly be in the Orioles starting rotation. If Gausman can continuously throw 85-90 pitches per game at Norfolk, he will be able to do the same for the Orioles.The same goes for the other starting pitchers. If Mike Wright, Suk-min Yoon, Eddie Gamboa, and Steve Johnson are all able to throw a high number of pitches per game and are able to get batters out while doing it, they could help the Orioles’ bullpen, like T.J McFarland has already done.But like all things in baseball, nothing is set in stone. Everything I just mentioned is all hypothetical. The pitchers need to pitch well every start and show the right people, Orioles’ manager Buck Showalter, they belong in the Major Leagues.Please follow and like us:last_img read more

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Browns’ Odell Beckham Jr. praises Rams’ Aaron Donald before Week 3 matchup

first_imgOdell on Aaron Donald: “He’s probably the best player in the league.” pic.twitter.com/TA9B0mTJjd— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) September 18, 2019Donald has made five Pro Bowls and won two Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year awards since being drafted by the Rams in the first round of the 2014 draft. During that span he has 59 1/2 sacks, 98 tackles for loss and 151 quarterback hits.There is no disputing his success on the field, and for the Browns, the offensive line players know they have their hands full. Related News “He does everything well,” lineman Joel Bitonio said. “People (said) coming out he was undersized slightly, things like that, but he has all the power you need to play that position, all the leverage you need. He has speed and when you think he’s going to try to show off the speed move he can counter with his power move.”That first step has people panic and if you panic you overset him or move to quick and he moves inside you, you know, and he kind of plays everywhere. He’s on the left, he’s on the right, he lines up outside sometimes, they move him around and you can kind of tell with their defense he’s definitely the focal point of a lot of teams and so sometimes he doesn’t have the stats, like, I think he only has two tackles this year maybe, but if you watch the film, he’s making plays.”#Browns Joel Bitonio on facing Aaron Donald and the Rams front 7 pic.twitter.com/hF7vPEZk0A— Fred Greetham (@FredGreetham) September 18, 2019Donald does only have two tackles this season, but both are for losses. He has two quarterback hits and his team is 2-0. He might not be making a statement to win a Defensive Player of the Year award yet, but he has been more than effective for a very good team already.The Browns absolutely have their hands full and in a spot where they have struggled this year. After trading guard Kevin Zeitler to the Giants this offseason, the line has struggled to find consistency early in the year.Quarterback Baker Mayfield has been sacked eight times in two games, which is tied for the third most in the league, and his performance has suffered as a result. His 38.7 QBR is 21st in the league behind quarterbacks like Jacoby Brissett and Gardner Minshew. When Mayfield was sacked less than twice a game as a rookie, his QBR was 53.2. There is a consensus among Browns players and coaches ahead of Sunday’s matchup that Rams’ Aaron Donald is as good as it gets in the NFL.”He’s probably the best player in the league, he’s been since he came out and was drafted, it’s just been that way,” Odell Beckham Jr. told reporters Wednesday. “If he’s not the best player in the league, [he’s] one of the most disruptive players I’ve ever seen.” Odell Beckham Jr. takes shots at Gregg Williams, Giants after Browns win Cleveland will have to account for a man Bitonio also calls “the best player in the league.” Coach Freddie Kitchens also drove home that fact in his press conference on Wednesday.“Everybody knows this is a big challenge this week,” Kitchens said. “(Donald) is probably the most premier defensive player in the NFL.”The Browns face off against the Rams on Sunday at 8:20 p.m. ET in Cleveland.last_img read more

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WGCA v Shepparton – Country Week SF

first_imgThe West Gippsland Warriors are today taking on Shepparton at Windy Hill in Essendon for the right to play in…[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

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Ticket Details announced for Connacht Senior Football Semi-Final

first_imgCentra Athenry GalwaySuperValu Clifden GalwaySuperValu Lackagh GalwaySuperValu Tuam GalwaySuperValu Moycullen GalwayCentra Oranmore GalwayCentra Gort, GalwayCentra Salthill, GalwaySuperValu Barna GalwaySuperValu Loughrea GalwaySuperValu Gort GalwaySuperValu Portumna GalwaySuperValu Ballinasloe GalwaySupervalu Claregalway, GalwaySupervalu Fr. Griffin Road, GalwayCentra Ballygar GalwayCentra Clarinbridge GalwayCentra Craughwell GalwayCentra Balla MayoCentra Belmullet MayoCentra Ballindine MayoCentra Crossmolina MayoCentra Newport MayoCentra Castlebar MayoCentra KilkellySuperValu Claremorris MayoSuperValu Kiltimagh MayoSuperValu Castlebar MayoSuperValu Ballyhaunis, MayoSuperValu Ballina MayoSuperValu Achill MayoSuperValu Ballinrobe MayoSuperValu Westport MayoCentra StrokestownSuperValu BoyleSuperValu AthloneSuperValu BallaghaderreenSuperValu Castlereaprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Tickets are now on sale for this fixture and can be purchased through the usual outlets(see below ticket Information). The Connacht GAA Football Championship Senior Semi-Final, Mayo v Galway, takes place this Saturday, 18th June at 7pm in MacHale Park. This game will be preceded by a Leo Kenny Memorial Cup Semi-Final. 29 April 2008; The Connacht Senior Football Championship trophy at the launch of the GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship 2008. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE Mayo County Board – McHale Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.Email: administrator.mayo@gaa.ieOffice number: 094-9250487Website: www.mayogaa.comGalway County Board – Pearse Stadium, Salthill, GalwayEmail: administrator.galway@gaa.ie  Phone: 091)862500Opening Hours – Monday to Friday, (9.30am-5pm)Website: www.galwaygaa.ieRoscommon County Board– Racecourse road, Roscommon town, Co. Roscommon.Email: administrator.roscommon@gaa.ie       Phone: 090)6627176www.roscommongaa.ie Connacht GAA Centre, Bekan, Claremorris, Co. Mayo094-9630335. (Credit Card bookings accepted)or online at reception.connacht@gaa.ieWebsite: www.connacht@gaa.ieat tickets.ieSupervalu &Centra Outlets. Preceded byConnacht GAA Senior Club Football Competition 2016- Leo Kenny Memorial CupSemi-Final4.45pm. Saturday 18th June 2016Elvery’sMacHale ParkConnacht GAA Senior Club Football 2016- Leo Kenny Memorial CupSemi-Final- Throw in: 4.45pmConnacht GAA Senior Football Championship Semi-FinalMayo vs. Galway     7pm Mayo, who have already accounted for London in their championship opener, will be taking on a Galway team who are making their championship debut in 2016. Galway will be bidding for their first win over Mayo since 2008, when they defeated Mayo in the Connacht final in MacHale Park, (2-12 to 1-14). Mayo, themselves, will be looking to reach their sixth Connacht Championship final in a row and also to be the first team in the province to capture six Connacht GAA Senior Football Championships in a row. Both teams will be finalising preparations this week with teams to be announced on Thursday at 12noon. CONNACHT GAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP CONNACHT GAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPSaturday 18th June 2016MacHale Park, CastlebarSemi-Final: Connacht GAA Senior Football Championship7pm: Mayo v Galway Tickets available through Clubs in the participating countiesCounty Board Offices NB:     DulIsteach- Ticket Only Stand seated €25 (Access via Turnstiles 1-16)Sideline Seating €20 (Access via Turnstiles 17-48)Juveniles (U-16) €5Students & OAP’s Full price must be paid*.Family Tickets available for Stand: Adult full price & child €5Group Tickets^ €30 (10 x Juvenile & 1 Adult) *Refunds of €10 will be paid to OAP’s & Students, (with current ID cards), for Stand & Terrace tickets at Designated Stile only, (Turnstile 16, 17 & 48).^Groups: Available through Connacht GAA Office.Entry at Turnstile 38. All children must be accompanied by Group Leader(s)National GAA Season Ticket Holders: Entry at Turnstile 1-8- cards to be scannedPatrons are reminded that all persons, (including children, students and O.A.Ps), must have a ticket.last_img read more

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Hornets’ boys haven’t missed a beat on the soccer field

first_imgBy MATTHEW ROCCO Correspondent The Holmdel boys soccer team has kicked off the 2013 season with a strong start, overcoming concerns surrounding a small senior class.The team had plenty of holes to fill this year. Last season’s squad had a strong group of seniors, including Zach Bond, Eric Bulvid and goalie Mitch Walier. This time around, Holmdel is relying heavily on its juniors to fill the void left by a graduating class that led the team to a sectional title and an appearance in the NJSIAA Group II championship finals.So far, Holmdel hasn’t missed a beat. A 1-0 win over Manasquan High School on Sept. 24 was followed by a 4-1 victory against St. John Vianney High School on Sept. 26. The team won again vs. Shore Regional High School by a 5-1 final score on Sept. 30, bringing the Hornets to 6-1 on the season.“We have lots of skill players who can put the ball in the back of the net,” head coach John Nacarlo said. “Going into the season, I wasn’t sure how we were going to fill the voids.”Sophomore Tyler Marchiano has stepped into the net as Holmdel’s new goalie, making five saves in the shutout of Manasquan. He also made five saves against St. John Vianney.In the win over Manasquan, senior forward Jason Kyriacou scored the goahead goal with five minutes left in the second half, with an assist from junior Nick Zolofra. Kyriacou and senior midfielder Jack Flanagan each scored a goal to help beat the Lancers last week, while junior Gino D’Agostino led the team with two scores. Junior Eric D’Aleo had two assists. Flanagan, Kyriacou, defender Connor Shields and new midfielder Matt Swift are the lone seniors for Holmdel. Juniors Menos Hiras, D’Aleo and Zolofra are returning players this season. The Hornets feature plenty of newcomers, including juniors Brian Healy, Tom Rogan and Rob Ceriello; sophomores Rohan Ghandi, Dante Marino and Marchiano; and freshmen Brendan Wall and Santo Arena. Narcarlo, now in his 11th season as Holmdel’s head coach, said he’s trying to emphasize defense more, with the loss of last season’s standout attackers. He also noted that having a sophomore goalie makes defense a higher priority. According to the coach, some of the new faces are “going through some bumps and bruises,” but the seniors are “trying to get more vocal” as they step into leadership roles.With the exception of a 3-2 loss to division rival Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, Holmdel is putting itself in a good position for another postseason run.The Hornets have their sights set on another A Central Division title and its fourth straight sectional title. The team has lost in the Group II finals each of the last two seasons — one streak Nacarlo wants to break. Holmdel also lost to Ocean Township High School in the Shore Conference Tournament in 2012.“We want to win a championship again,” he said. “That’s our goal.”last_img read more

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SPORT SHORTS

first_imgThe 2014 Rutgers University Youth Football Day will be on Nov. 15, when Rutgers plays Indiana University. The game will be played at Rutgers Stadium in Piscataway. As of July 1, Rutgers became a member of the Big Ten Conference. Discounted tickets are available for $30 for youth football players, staff, and families and friends.For more information, please contact Andrew Granozio at Rutgers at 732-907-1583 or agranozio@scarletknights.com.Other upcoming Rutgers football promotions include:Sept. 6: Howard University vs. Rutgers, YMCA Day/First Responders Day/American Automobile Association DaySept. 27: Tulane University vs. Rutgers, Parents/Family Day/Healthcare Appreciation Day/Teachers Appreciation Day/American Automobile Association DayNov. 15: Indiana vs. Rutgers, Military Appreciation Day/Boys and Girls Scouts Day/ American Automobile Association Daylast_img read more

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Last male rhino in Malaysia dies

first_imgAnimals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Endangered Species, Environment, Environmental Politics, Governance, Mammals, Rainforests, Rhinos, Sumatran Rhino, Wildlife A Sumatran rhino affectionately known as Tam died May 27 following months of poor health.Tam was the last male Sumatran rhino known to survive in Malaysia. One female of the species is now living in Malaysia.When he was captured in 2008, researchers hoped he would contribute to efforts to breed the critically endangered species in captivity. Tam died without reproducing. Tam, the last known male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia, died May 27 after months of declining health.“It is with heavy hearts that we share the tragic news that Tam, Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhino, has passed away,” the Borneo Rhino Alliance (BORA), one of the organizations caring for Tam, announced via social media. “We will share more details in due time, but right now we need some time [to] mourn his passing.”Only a single female rhinoceros, Iman, now survives in the Southeast Asian country.Apart from Iman, the entire global population of the critically endangered Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) now survives in Indonesia; the wild population in the island of Sumatra and in the Indonesian part of Borneo is estimated to number between 30 and 80 individuals. Another seven live in captivity at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia’s Way Kambas National Park, and a female was recently captured in Indonesian Borneo as part of an effort to greatly expand captive-breeding efforts in that country.Kretam, or Tam for short, was captured in a palm oil plantation in Sabah, Malaysia, by a team of wildlife experts in 2008. Image courtesy of the Borneo Rhino Alliance (BORA).Tam was believed to be about 30 years old at the time of his death, well into old age for his species, according to wildlife officials from the Malaysian Bornean state of Sabah. Since April, he exhibited an abrupt decline in appetite and alertness, and displayed indications of multiple organ failure.The rhino had been receiving round-the-clock veterinary care at the Borneo Rhino Sanctuary in Sabah’s Tabin Wildife Reserve, where he had lived since his capture in August 2008.Tam’s relocation from a palm oil plantation to the sanctuary brought hopes that he could contribute to efforts to breed his species in captivity. He died without having reproduced; Tam’s sperm proved to be of poor quality, and the females held at the Tabin facility also suffered reproductive pathologies.“I remember so well when Tam was captured and the high hopes everyone had that he could be the founding member of a successful captive breeding program in Sabah, and join the then-international efforts involving the US and Indonesia,” said Susie Ellis, executive director of the International Rhino Foundation, in a statement. “Sadly, those hopes were repeatedly dashed over the next decade by a series of incidents, some sociopolitical, some biological, and some simply bad luck.”Tam, pictured here in 2010 at the Borneo Rhino Sanctuary. Image by Jeremy Hance for Mongabay.Malaysia’s sole remaining hope for producing new rhinos now lies with a much-delayed effort to artificially inseminate one of Iman’s eggs using sperm from a proven breeder at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary.However, Iman has also showed signs of poor health, suffering a ruptured tumor in her uterus in December 2017. And Indonesia has refused to allow sperm to be transferred out of the country, requiring that Iman’s eggs be sent instead.“What Indonesia wants is that everything happens here, nothing comes out of Indonesia,” said Indra Eksploitasia, director of biodiversity conservation at Indonesia’s environment ministry on the sidelines of a May 27 press conference in Jakarta.John Payne, head of the Borneo Rhino Alliance, told Mongabay last week that he was angry at the lack of interest from parties that had agreed to pursue collaborative efforts in ensuring the survival of the rhino population in Malaysia.“The numerous missed opportunities to conduct actions to save the world’s most endangered terrestrial mammal genus from extinction is nothing short of irresponsible,” Payne said.According to Indra, Indonesia has submitted a proposal regarding the egg transfer, and is awaiting a reply from Malaysia. “The ball is now in Malaysia’s court,” she said.“We’re sorry to hear the news,” Indra said of Tam’s death. “We’re working so that the same fate doesn’t happen with the rhinos in Indonesia.”Correction: This story was updated May 28 to correct the spelling of Indra Eksploitasia’s name.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. 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 Article published by Isabel Estermanlast_img read more

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God, please help the poor in Guyana

first_imgDear Editor,I turned up at a Post Office on the East Bank on Monday morning (May 8), at about 07:00h, to encash an NIS voucher. As I entered the building through an open door, a member of staff said to me in a tone of voice that bordered arrogance, “We en open yet!”I said to her, “Would it be okay for me to sit on your bench here and wait?”To this moment as you read this, she did not give me a response. So I sat down on the bench to wait, with my voucher and identification card in my hand visible for all to see at the ready.As I sat there, four other persons joined me as the clock ticked. At 7:30h, a woman went to the counter and enquired, “Morning. Can you say how much longer we have to wait?” The clerk replied, “I doan know.” (More arrogance).The woman asked, “Why?” Another clerk shouted, “ We ain’t gat no money!”All this time, the Post Mistress is sitting there.Now, a few thoughts crossed in my mind:Why are GPOC staff? not trained in the methods of communication?Why couldn’t someone say to us from the beginning that cash was not available, and perhaps would be available later or not at all; so that we, who were waiting, could have made a decision to wait or leave?It’s distressing, to say the least, that elderly people are made to sit/stand in a line and wait for attention that no public servant seems willing to give, even during official working hours; while those public servants merrily chatter.If the PM is going to sit idly while all of this happen, then there is no hope for a change occurring in the near future.Having spent most of my working years in the private sector, and mostly as a frontline employee, such an experience really disgusts and deflates me, as well as leaves me feeling a profound sense of neglect by those paid to serve the elderly public.Sincerely,David Mortleylast_img read more

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