first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Nov. 9, 2017 John Holdren, President Barack Obama’s science advisor for eight years, will be on campus Thursday, Nov. 16, to talk about the past and future of U.S. science and technology policy.Holdren is the longest-serving science advisor to any president and was a central member of Obama’s senior staff. He focused on issues like energy, environment, nuclear proliferation, STEM education and the nation’s space exploration portfolio.Free and open to the public, the event will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. in the University Memorial Center’s Glenn Miller Ballroom and will include a Q&A with the audience. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP here.I look forward to coming to CU Engineering to talk about how the partnership of government, academia and industry has, for many decades, advanced the public interest in economic progress, public health, environmental quality, national security and expanding the frontiers of knowledge and how the continuation of such progress is placed at risk if the government withdraws from this collaboration,” said Holdren.If you goWho: Open to the publicWhat: Dean’s Speaker Series with John HoldrenWhen: Thursday, Nov. 16, 5–6 p.m.Where: University Memorial Center, Glenn Miller BallroomRSVP: RequestedA reception to benefit Engineers Without Borders will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. following Holdren’s talk. Tickets are $25. RSVP now.Holdren’s talk is the inaugural event of the CU Boulder engineering Dean’s Speaker Series, started by Bobby Braun, who became dean of CU Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science in January 2017. The Holdren event also will be livestreamed at the engineering website.The event also will include a 15th-anniversary celebration of Engineers Without Borders USA, founded in 2002 by CU Boulder Distinguished Professor Bernard Amadei of civil engineering. With a goal of creating positive change for developing communities through the combined efforts of students, faculty, professional engineers and community members, Engineers Without Borders USA now spans 46 countries and has more than 16,000 members.A reception to benefit Engineers Without Borders, which will include a silent auction, food, drinks and live music, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. following Holdren’s talk. Those interested in attending should RSVP for the reception. Tickets are $25, and all donations for the reception will be matched by CU Boulder’s Engineering Excellence Fund.center_img Categories:Lectures & PresentationsEvents & Exhibitslast_img read more

Posted in pzkvckff

first_img Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Protest at Dungloe Hospital tomorrow to demand reopening of antenatal clinic By News Highland – January 15, 2015 Facebook A protest is to be held at the gates of Dungloe Community Hospital tomorrow afternoon to step up the campaign to have the antenatal clinic reinstated without delay.It follows what organisers say was an email from the management of Letterkenny General Hospital which was circulated at a recent meeting, which did not give any commitment to reinstate the clinic.They say this comes despite announcements by local politicians that they had received assurances from hospital management that the clinic would be reopened as soon as the consultant returned from sick leave.Deputy Thomas Pringle says they want to send a strong message to management at Letterkenny General Hospital: Google+ Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Previous articleCouncil to look at planning issues with LGH flood worksNext articleTimes monthly award for Ann Marie Mc Glynn News Highland Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Pinterest Twitter Google+ Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restoredlast_img read more

Posted in jeljoqyb

first_imgPSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf SocietySunday, Nov. 25, Green Valley – StablefordA Flight1st Thierry Petrement (12) 41pts 2nd Kevin McEntee (8) 37pts3rd J-P Gasser (11) 37ptsB Flight1st Barry Copestake (16) 37pts2nd Pierre Bietry (13) 35pts3rd Paddy Jordan (18) 35ptsC Flight1st Laurent Triboullier (29) 37pts2nd Maurice Triboullier (29) 36pts3rd Sean Murphy (28) 36ptsNear Pins:  No 4 Paul Hack; No 9 Tony Huxtable; No 9 Tom Feeney; No 16 Yui Bietry.The man of the match was none other than every bodies nice guy Monsieur Thierry ‘viva la Francia’ Petrement who outraced a bunch of 37’s with his award winning, and first place in the premier flight 41 points.  It should be noted that such a point total by Thierry belies a gross 79!  As suggested, right on Thievery’s well rounded heals were Kevin say ‘no more’ McEntee and Thierry’s fellow countryman Monsieur J-P Gasser with their twin 37’s.  The esteemed gentleman from the picturesque Co. Offaly (got to be nice to Kevin as he leaves soon – Hooray!) edged J-P on the resulting count back.Sunday winners – Thierry Petrement and Barry Copestake.Barry ‘the boot’ Copestake must have been wearing his dancing shoes as he waltzed round the course with his 37 points to take the laurels in B Flight.  Pierre ‘the magician’ and Paddy Jordan followed Barry up the steps with 35 points apiece.  A count back sorted out their order of ascent.In the junior flight the Triboullier twins ganged up on Sean Murphy; Laurent took the top step with his personalized 37 points as Maurice gained the Silver as his back-nine maths added up better than Sean’s.Peter Lenoury, Patrick Kelly, Yui Bietry, Tony Huxtable, Nigel Bennett and Tom Byrne divvied up the 2’s pot.Monday, Nov. 26, Pattana C&A – StablefordA Flight1st James O’Mahoney (7) 48pts2nd Mike Nagle (11) 41pts3rd J-P Maffray (12) 37ptsB Flight1st Paddy Jordan (18) 37pts2nd Reg McKay (16) 37pts3rd Colin Davis (17) 36ptsC Flight1st Brian Cooper (25) 38pts2nd Brien Cooper Kent (28) 35pts3rd Keith McLachlan (24) 35ptsNothing subtle about this claim for the title slot – James O’Mahoney, who to date had never quite found his form in numerous games with the society, wanted to alleviate any doubt in the society’s mind when he did find it.  Does a gross 68 (48-point) effort grab your attention?  Well it did everyone in the field as it was the best on the day in a fair sized field.  His seven stroke margin left A Flight’s second placed holder, Mike Nagle, dumbstruck.  tidying up A Flight’s bronze was J-P ‘you’ll never walk alone’ Maffray.A skip down to C Flight provided the third best score of the day and the name atop the card was Brian ‘mini’ Cooper.  Brian has a well seasoned handicap but he does ‘pop up’ now and again.  This day was more of a ‘shoot up’ as he netted out at 38 points.  Brian’s twin Brian ‘cooper’ Kent slipped through a small opening, relatively speaking that is, to make his 35 points better than Keith McLachlan’s.Since there is little rhythm to this article as of yet, we jump up to B Flight and find Irishman Paddy Jordan and Scotland’s Buckie boy himself Reg McKay knotted on 37 points apiece.  Paddy won the count back for top spot leaving Reg the silver.  The Donkey gave every man hope as he strode off to the podium to take up a stance on the third step.Mike Nagle, Andy Byrne, Dave Chalmers and Bill Peach shared the 2’s pot.Wednesday, Nov. 28, St. Andrews – StablefordA Flight1st J-P Gasser (11) 39pts2nd Justin Fowlis (12) 38pts3rd Mike Nagle (11) 38ptsB Flight1st John Bresnihan (18) 41pts2nd Reg McKay (15) 40pts3rd Jim Bell (16) 37ptsC Flight1st Bob Monk (21) 38pts2nd Brian Cooper (25) 38pts3rd Keith McLachlan (24) 33ptsDespite some fine scores the shot of the day was Kiwi Keith McLachlan’s first ever hole-in-one which was achieved on the long 17th.  Keith, who resides in Australia and is a member of the Royal Queens Golf Club, was a gracious host as he used his 2’s winning ace to buy all the lads and lasses a drink.In the daily competition, John Bresnihan spaced his beers out just right to bring home a gaggle of points, 41 in all, to take the day and B Flight gold whilst bringing his handicap down on the way.  The gang on and off the podium would all have won any other day as Scotland’s Reg MacKay 40 points took the silver and Jimmy ‘A-K-47’ Bell filled the flight with 37 points.J-P Gasser was the top shot in the flagship flight with a steady 37 points.  Justin Fowlis and Mike Nagle both scored 38 points – Justin’s effort relegated Mike to the flight bronze.  Kevin ‘you know who’ on 37 points didn’t even make the podium.C Flight was headed by Bob Monk and the steady and omnipresent Brian ‘mini’ Cooper.  Count back dictated that they climbed the podium in that order.  The hole in one boy Keith rounded out the flight.Patrick Kelly, Pierre Bietry, and Bert Griffiths rolled in 2’s that was good only for a mention.Friday, Nov. 30, Green Valley & Silky Oak – StablefordA Flight Silky Oak1st Ed Wyckoff (10) 39pts2nd Torre Eliassen (14) 36pts3rd Dave Shelton (8) 35ptsB Flight Silky Oak1st Maurice Thurnherr (29) 31pts2nd Adam Oyston (16) 30pts3rd Richard Mitchell (16) 29ptsA flight Green Valley1st Bob Watson (6) 37pts2nd Reg McKay (15) 36ptsB Flight Green Valley1st Dave Norman (17) 36pts2nd Barry Oats (25) 31ptsIn the most radical of outings the society undertakes, the society entered the same clubhouse but left by different courses.  There is both great affection for the unique challenges of Silky Oak and disdain by those that simply do not enjoy the schooling it can administrate.  While you can’t please all people all the time, efforts are continually made to do so.  The popularity of this decision was supported by the excellent turnout.Approximately half the gang took on the challenging Silky Oak layout and the set up showed its teeth.  Ed ‘our man in the White House’ Wyckoff was the only player to better his handicap, carding a splendid 39 points.  Ed’s fine effort was three clear of Tore Eliassen and a further stoke clear of Dave Shelton.B Flight found the going tough as Maurice Thurnherr needed just 31 points to pick up the flight gold.  Adam Oyston was one shot in arrears for the silver.  Richard Mitchell, the Donkey and Sean Murphy all posted 29-point returns – when the counting was done Sean and the Donkey trotted off fed up and satang less.Ireland’s Christy Knight was the sole heir to the 2’s pot.The more conservative lot left over at Green Valley were led by Bob Watson as he was the only player to better par on the day and take the A Flight and man of the match honours.  Scotland’s Buckie boy Reg McKay took the silver with a very impressive even par round.Dave Norman’s even par round in B Flight was good for the gold.  Barry was five clear of Barry Oats and hole in one man Keith McLachlan.  Keith’s luck ran out in the following count back.Note:  Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya Land Soi 1, Beach Road Soi 13/3 near to Walking Street.  Anyone wishing to play with us just pop in and add your name to the list or call Colin on 089 826 0764.  Transport is provided.Starting on the 6th Dec. will be the PGA Thailand Championship at Amata Springs this finishes on Sunday the 9th Dec.  For those interested we will be offering a bus service to the course on Sunday, we also have free 4 day passes for the event available to PSC members.last_img read more

Posted in ahpxiwjb

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS KOOWEERUP residents and business owners will save up to 30 per cent on their energy bills with…[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

Posted in gtzriikh

first_imgBy Alana Mitchelson FORD’S first all-female car sales team is settling in at its new home on Commercial Drive 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

Posted in cnflqjnk

first_imgNelson opened the tournament with a 1-0 victory over European Football School.Milo Baranyai-Sheppard scored the only goal in the game for Nelson.The Selects then bounced Mission elite 3-1 on goals by Aaron Abrosimoff, Jaden Dyck and Josh Fogal.The lone blemish came against zone rival Kootenay East as the Cranbrook based squad defeated Nelson 1-0. Kootenay East finished second in the tournament.“The boys really dug deep and rose to the occasion, playing what I felt was their best game of the year, with a solid performance from all 11 and a great team effort,” Dyck said of the final game.Hunter Lloyd, a 16-year-old keeper from Christina Lake, was in goal for the entire tournament for Nelson.Lloyd was thrust into the starting lineup after the Select regular keeper was lost for the season due to a torn rotator cuff.“Hunter, though younger, is a fantastic keeper and we are really appreciative of him playing with us,” said Dyck. The Nelson Selects overcame a ton of adversity to capture the gold medal at the Slurpee Cup this past weekend in Kamloops.Jaden Dyck scored the only goal in the final to power the Selects to the U18 Boy’s title with a 1-0 win over Chilliwack Attack.“I was especially pleased with this result given that Kamloops is always a high-end, difficult tournament and our group of boys had never previously won a medal there,” said Nelson coach Kerry Dyck.Dyck said the squad banded together after suffering a loss of players due to injury.“We suffered some adversity, with a combination of other commitments and injuries resulting in us being down to only 11 players, and hence no subs, for the final game, which determined the gold medal,” he said.last_img read more

Posted in ahvgdsim

first_imgNorthwestern State’s Kellye Kincannon had back-to-back home runs in the second-inning to lead the Lady Demons to a 9-4 victory against in-state rival Louisiana Tech Wednesday evening. In other softball action, Nicholls used a five-run third inning to pull away from Southern as the Colonels claimed a 10-5 victory on the road. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi fell to Texas, Central Arkansas lost a shootout 12-8 to Oklahoma State while UTSA swept Houston Baptist in a doubleheader in non-conference action.  Northwestern State 9, Louisiana Tech 4RUSTON, La. – Back-to-back homers from Kellye Kincannon and a massive five-run second inning gave Northwestern State a 9-4 victory over in-state rival Louisiana Tech Wednesday evening at the Lady Techster Softball Complex. | Read MoreNicholls 10, Southern 5BATON ROUGE, La. – Nicholls used a five-run third inning to pull away from the Southern Lady Jaguars as the Colonels claimed a 10-5 victory on Wednesday night at Lady Jaguar Field. The win improves Nicholls’ record to 10-24 on the year, while Southern remains with only one win for the season (1-27). | Read MoreTexas 8, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 0AUSTIN, Texas – Texas scored three runs in the opening frame and five runs in the third to pick up an 8-0 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Longhorns outhit the Islanders 11-2 in five innings at Red & Charline McCombs Field. | Read MoreOklahoma State 12, Central Arkansas 8STILLWATER, Okla. – Central Arkansas took a break from conference play on Wednesday, heading to Stillwater, Oklahoma to battle the Oklahoma State Cowgirls. The Bears and the Cowgirls had a back-and-forth battle, with the lead changing four times and the teams combining for 20 runs on 21 hits, with Oklahoma State picking up the 12-8 win. | Read MoreUTSA 10, Houston Baptist 6UTSA 12, Houston Baptist 4SAN ANTONIO, Texas – UTSA hit 11 home runs in two games en route to a doubleheader sweep past Houston Baptist, 10-6 and 12-6 in five innings, Wednesday evening from Roadrunner field. | Read Morelast_img read more

Posted in icxggaqr

first_imgMOST READ EDITORS’ PICK Senators to proceed with review of VFA Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Memphis Grizzlies’ Mike Conley. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOLOS ANGELES—Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley faces up to two months on the sidelines after suffering a fracture in his lower back, reports said Tuesday.Conley suffered the injury, described as a transverse process fracture, during the Grizzlies’ defeat to the Charlotte Hornets on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND View comments Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Reports said Conley would be re-evaluated before January 1 although the typical recovery time for the injury was put at six to eight weeks.The injury is a blow to Memphis, who is a respectable 11-7 this season with Conley averaging a career-best 19.2 points and 5.7 assists per game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliIt is the latest in a litany of injury problems to hit Conley, who has played all 82 regular-season games just once since entering the league in 2007.Last season he spent 26 games on the sidelines because of an injured left Achilles.center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: NBA: Grizzlies’ Conley out at least three weeksConley re-signed with the Grizzlies in July on what has been reported as the richest deal in NBA history, worth some $153 million (144 million euros) over six years.Conley joins another crucial Grizzlies player, Chandler Parsons on the sidelines. Parsons is battling a knee injury while longtime Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph has missed the last three games because of a family bereavement.ADVERTISEMENT Tiger Woods counts it a success that he’s playing golf again As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise PH among economies most vulnerable to virus We are young Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol townlast_img read more

Posted in orcpgudc

first_imgBrazil’s environmental regulatory agency, Ibama, announced last Friday that it was denying French oil company Total license to drill for oil near the Amazon Reef.Greenpeace announced earlier this year that a team of scientists onboard one of the environmental group’s ships had documented a reef formation under one of Total’s drilling blocks, contradicting Total’s Environmental Impact Assessment, which stated that the closest reef formation was 8 kilometers away.In a statement about the rejection of the environmental licenses Total was seeking in order to begin drilling in the Foz do Amazonas Basin, Ibama president Suely Araújo said that there were “deep uncertainties related to the Individual Emergency Plan (PEI) of the enterprise, aggravated by the possibility of eventual oil leakage affecting the biogenic reefs present in the region and marine biodiversity more broadly.” Brazil’s environmental regulatory agency, Ibama, announced last Friday that it was denying French oil company Total license to drill for oil near the Amazon Reef.The reef system, discovered off the coast of Amapá state in northern Brazil in 2016, is known as the Amazon Reef because it lies in the turgid waters of the Atlantic Ocean close to the mouth of the Amazon River. The system of corals, sponges, and a colorful marine algae that resembles coral called rhodoliths extends from French Guiana to Brazil’s Maranhão State and encompasses 9,500 square kilometers (nearly 3,700 square miles).Fabiano Thompson of Brazil’s Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, who was part of the team of scientists that made the discovery, told Mongabay at the time that the oceanographic conditions of the Amazon Reef are not found anywhere else on the planet, making it an entirely unique ecosystem.Total sought to drill for oil in the Foz do Amazonas Basin, which has been estimated to contain as much as 14 billion barrels of oil. The French oil giant was leading a group of companies, including the UK’s BP and Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras, that acquired the rights to five exploration blocks in the basin in a 2013 auction. BP is reportedly still trying to secure a license to drill in the Foz do Amazonas Basin on its own.One of the first images of the Amazon Reef taken from a submarine launched from the Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza. Photo: © Greenpeace.Greenpeace announced earlier this year that a team of scientists onboard one of the environmental group’s ships had documented a reef formation under one of Total’s drilling blocks, contradicting Total’s Environmental Impact Assessment, which stated that the closest reef formation was 8 kilometers away.In a statement about the rejection of the environmental licenses Total was seeking in order to begin drilling in the Foz do Amazonas Basin, Ibama president Suely Araújo said that there were “deep uncertainties related to the Individual Emergency Plan (PEI) of the enterprise, aggravated by the possibility of eventual oil leakage affecting the biogenic reefs present in the region and marine biodiversity more broadly.”According to the statement, another factor that led to the license denial was the fact that many of the problems previously identified by Ibama in technical documents submitted by Total “were not remedied.” Ibama rejected Total’s environmental impact study for a third time in August 2017, for instance, because the company had failed to address concerns over potential impacts on marine mammals, sea turtles, and birds and had not improved its oil spill dispersion modeling or risk forecasting.Greenpeace, which published the first underwater photos of the Amazon Reef last year, welcomed the decision by Ibama. “This announcement is a stunning victory for people power, and further evidence that the age of oil is on its way out,” Thiago Almeida, Climate and Energy campaigner for Greenpeace Brazil, said in a statement. “More than two million Amazon Reef defenders from all around the world stood up against Total’s reckless plans to drill for oil near this unique and biologically significant area, and today Ibama did the right thing in denying Total its licence to drill.”You can listen to marine biologist and director of Greenpeace USA’s oceans campaigns John Hocevar talk about the discovery of the Amazon Reef and what it was like to be part of the expedition that photographed the reef for the first time in a June 2017 episode of the Mongabay Newscast.A brittle star (Ophiuroidea) collected at 185m deep during scientific expedition to the Amazon Reef undertaken by the Greenpeace ship Esperanza. Photo: © Marizilda Cruppe / Greenpeace. 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 overSponsored Article published by Mike Gaworeckicenter_img Coral Reefs, Environment, Fossil Fuels, Marine Biodiversity, Marine Ecosystems, Oceans, Oil, Oil Drilling last_img read more

Posted in ahpxiwjb

first_imgAnimals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Endangered Species, Environment, Environmental Crime, Mammals, Pangolins, Trade, Wildlife, Wildlife Trade, Wildlife Trafficking 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 overSponsored After a year-long investigation, Chinese customs officials seized over 23 metric tons of pangolin scales, local Chinese media reported last week.This massive amount of scales, the officials say, would have been extracted from around 50,000 pangolins, and represent the largest seizure of wildlife products in the country this year.The scales had originated from Africa and were being smuggled in batches into China from Busan, South Korea, since November 2018, the officials said. Authorities have detained 18 suspects in connection with the seizures. Chinese customs officials have seized over 23 metric tons (23,000 kilograms or 50,000 pounds) of pangolin scales after a year-long investigation, local Chinese media reported last week. The massive amount of scales, the officials say, would have been extracted from around 50,000 pangolins, and represent the largest seizure of wildlife products in the country this year.The scales had originated from Africa and were being smuggled in batches into China from Busan, South Korea, since November 2018, the officials said. The customs’ anti-smuggling bureau detained 18 suspects in connection with the trafficking.“A man surnamed Cai purchased pangolin scales in Nigeria and entrusted an overseas smuggling group to transport them to Busan first,” Feng Chenxue, an Hangzhou Customs official, told China Daily. “Then, the man’s two partners in Wenzhou hired another group to deliver them to Wenzhou via Shanghai.”The smugglers’ modus operandi involved wrapping the pangolin scales in layers of ginger slices, making them hard to detect during routine spot checks, Chen Ling, a policeman from Wenzhou Public Security Bureau, added.China and Vietnam are among the biggest markets for pangolin scales. These scales, made mostly of keratin just like human fingernails, are incorrectly believed to have medicinal properties, including promoting menstruation and lactation and in treating rheumatism and arthritis. Pangolin meat, blood and other body parts, too, are thought to have medicinal value. The mammal’s meat is also considered a luxury food item in these countries.In 2016, all eight known species of pangolins were listed on CITES Appendix I, banning commercial trade in the animals. Yet, seizures of pangolins and their parts have continued, suggesting that the shy mammals are still being illegally hunted in thousands.All eight species of pangolins are threatened with extinction. In fact, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which assesses the conservation status of species, recently moved three pangolin species to higher threat categories, given both the loss of their habitats and increased trafficking of their parts in recent years.The four Asian pangolins — Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata), the Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla), Sunda pangolin (Manis javanica), and Philippine pangolin (Manis culionensis) — are critically endangered or endangered.Following the decline in the Asian species, the four African species — the Cape or Temminck’s ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii), white-bellied or tree pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis), giant ground pangolin (Smutsia gigantea) and black-bellied or long-tailed pangolin (Phataginus tetradactyla) — are now being increasingly smuggled to Asia, and the species are listed as vulnerable or endangered.A ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii). Image by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0).center_img Article published by Shreya Dasguptalast_img read more

Posted in ucaajwge