Arriva North East showcases Sapphire

Arriva North East has put 13 Sapphire buses on routes 1, 5 and 5A between Darlington and Bishop Auckland.The buses have a new livery, e-leather seating, USB ports, free wi-fi and audio/visual next stop announcements.Members of Tees Valley Combined Authority, Darlington Council and Durham Council were invited to Redworth Hall where they were able to enjoy an exclusive tour of the one of the new buses. Arriva North East Area MD Nick Knox says: “We are delighted to be bringing the new and improved Sapphire brand to Darlington and Bishop Auckland.“These brand new buses offer customers a new and improved experience, we are confident that customers will be delighted with the new enhancements.”Bishop Auckland is the second area in North East is to operate the brand new premium buses which represent an investment of over £2.2m read more

Pink Floyd Isn’t Rocket Science… Or Is It? Stephen Hawking To Appear On New Album

first_imgThe full album credits for Pink Floyd’s upcoming album, Endless River, have been leaked, and it appears that renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking is credited for the vocals on a track called “Talkin’ Hawkin’.” Interestingly, this is not Hawking’s first appearance with Floyd, as Hawking’s voice was also included on the track “Keep Talking” on the 1993 album, The Division Bell.Also of note: Richard Wright is given writing credit on 12 tracks, and that David Gilmour sings lead vocals on one song, “Louder Than Words,” and backup vocals on three others. “Louder Than Words” also features the electronic string quartet, Escala.Three clips of the album have been released (stream those here), in anticipation of the full release date of November 10th. Check out the full tracklisting below:The Endless River Tracklist: 01. Things Left Unsaid 02. It’s What We Do 03. Ebb And Flow 04. Sum 05. Skins 06. Unsung 07. Anisina 08. The Lost Art of Conversation 09. On Noodle Street 10. Night Light 11. Allons-y (1) 12. Autumn’68 13. Allons-y (2) 14. Talkin’ Hawkin’ 15. Calling 16. Eyes To Pearls 17. Surfacing 18. Louder Than Wordslast_img read more

Josh Gibson Heritage Park to be reality

first_imgBIG CHECK—Check presentation from left: Sean Gibson, Angela Wheland, and Sean Gibson’s daughter, Ashley Gibson-Foullah.He stood 6’1, 220 pounds. He hit a staggering .354 average and had 962 homers throughout a 17-season career, with single-season highs of .517 and 84, and he belonged to Pittsburgh.Playing for both the Pittsburgh Crawfords and Homestead Grays, he helped them to win more than a dozen Negro Leagues titles combined.On October 14, in a Grand Concourse Board Room in Station Square, the Josh Gibson Foundation held a conference to display the layout for the new Josh Gibson Heritage Park.ANGELA WHELANDJohn Swiatek, managing director of innovation, sports and entertainment at GSP said of the project, “This is truly an exciting day for us… It’s really about Josh Gibson, the legacy he left in our community, it’s about Negro League baseball and what it meant to our community but it is also about the Josh Gibson Foundation their service to the youth in this area.”last_img read more

The incredible revelation from Buffon’s agent

first_img La increíble revelación del mánager de Buffon Gianluigi Buffon’s agent, Silvano Martina, has revealed the reason why the Italian international signed for PSG after leaving Juventus. The agent, amongst other things, admitted that PSG were interested in Buffon back in 2009. CEST “For them the signing of Buffon was as important as the signing of Neymar. Buffon felt how much they wanted him in their new project and he felt very proud about that. It made him feel 10 years younger,” Martina told RMC Sport. 07/08/2018 Upd. at 15:19 center_img IN SPORT.ES Buffon arrived at PSG on a free transfer and penned a one-year deal at the French club. However, Buffon’s agent revealed that a move to PSG could’ve happened a long time ago.  Sport EN “They offered him a two-year deal but he only wanted to sign a one-year contract. This shows how honest he is. And PSG wanted him back in 2009 too,” explained the iconic stopper’s agent.last_img read more

Trout stocks high for school holidays

first_imgBy Kiara Gilbert The Lakeside Lake will be stocked with rainbow trout to encourage participation in recreational fishing over the school holidays. Already…[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

3 Galway Golf clubs go in search of All Ireland glory

first_imgThursday, Sept 21st:8.00am AIG Pierce Purcell Shield Semi Final: Royal Curragh V Moyola Park8.45am AIG Pierce Purcell Shield Semi Final: Thurles V Portumna Saturday, Sept 23rd:10.30am AIG Senior Cup Finalprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The AIG Senior Cup is most intriguing of all. Ulster champions Royal Portrush represent tradition as their success at the highest level dates back to 1923. Limerick, winners in 2002, have been a powerhouse since the 1970s, winning three times between 1976 and 1982. Galway are recent trendsetters with wins in 2006 and 2009. Carton House, new kids on the block having been established in 2002, are bursting to make the breakthrough.Galway are also dreaming big and have hopes of completing the much-coveted AIG Senior Cup-AIG Barton Shield double, last achieved by Shandon Park in 2000.The race for the AIG Junior Cup is as wide open as ever. Ballybunion, Grange and Malone have plenty of pedigree while Loughrea would dearly love to claim a first success. Portumna are another Galway club seeking maiden glory in the AIG Pierce Purcell Shield. So too Moyola Park, but Thurles (2015) and Royal Curragh (2010) have scaled these heights before.When this year’s AIG Cups and Shields Finals take place at Carton House from 20-23 September it will be the final instalment of the biggest annual amateur golfing competition in Europe. It is estimated that 40,000 golfers and 1,800 club teams participate at the first round stage and just 20 teams left standing heading into the All Ireland Finals week at Carton House.Wednesday, Sept 20th:10.30am AIG Barton Shield Semi Final: Tralee V Galway10.48am AIG Barton Shield Semi Final: Castle V Warrenpoint 10.45am AIG Junior Cup Final11.30am AIG Barton Shield Final 11.06am AIG Junior Cup Semi Final: Loughrea V Ballybunion11.51am AIG Junior Cup Semi Final: Malone V Grangecenter_img Friday, Sept 22nd:8.00am AIG Senior Cup Semi Final: Royal Portrush V Galway8.45am AIG Senior Cup Semi Final: Limerick V Carton House Victory, no less than defeat, is utterly consuming. And so the teams gather again, bold and brave, courageously seeking an infinite bliss. Their memories will be made of this. A four-year run at Carton comes to an end and from 2018 onwards, the showpiece of interclub golf will return to the previous format of rotating venues.  The road to Carton House is paved with tales of triumph and despair, universal themes that never fail to captivate. During the last three stagings of the Finals, history has been written and rewritten, clubs emerging on the biggest stage for the first time, others festooned with pennants returning to reclaim their place at the top table. This year promises much more. Carton House have the chance to win the AIG Senior Cup on home soil, Warrenpoint could retain the AIG Barton Shield and three different clubs are in the mix for a first ever AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield title. Castle and Tralee (AIG Barton Shield), Loughrea (AIG Junior Cup), Moyola Park and Portumna (AIG Pierce Purcell Shield) are pursuing maiden wins too.last_img read more

Man City, Arsenal and Spurs in scramble for £25m Norwich ace James Maddison

first_imgJAMES MADDISON will spark a £25million summer scramble for his signature after being told his knee injury is not as bad as first feared.Norwich’s highly-rated young midfielder was resigned to missing out on a close season switch to the Premier League after suffering damaged ligaments in the Canaries’ 5-1 thumping at Sheffield Wednesday four days ago.2 James Maddison will spark a £25million scramble for his signatureCredit: PA:Empics SportMaddison, 21, was told he could expect to be sidelined for six months – which would have scuppered his chances of sealing a big-money move to the top-flight before the start of next season.Newly crowned champions Manchester City, along with Arsenal, Tottenham, Everton, Southampton and Brighton are queueing up to snare the England Under-21 international.They thought they would have to shelve plans to snap him up until November after he hobbled out of Hillsborough on crutches and wearing a knee brace.But now their hopes of pushing through a relatively quick deal have been boosted by the news that Maddison will be fit in eight-ten weeks and back in training by mid-July.2 England Under-21 midfielder James Maddison is wanted by Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham, Everton, Southampton and BrightonCredit: Getty Images – GettyMaddison put pen to paper on a new four-year contract last June, but is keen to quit Carrow Road following City’s failure to win promotion this term.Despite his 15 goals for them, the Canaries couldn’t even make the play-offs, and now Maddison wants to test himself at the highest level with a move to the Premier League which would see him quadruple his wages.Maddison began his career at Coventry in 2013 and moved to Norwich three years later.He immediately returned to the Sky Blues on loan and also spent the 2016-17 season away at Aberdeen.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashYaya Toure gets a standing ovation from the Manchester City fans as he is substituted in his final home gamelast_img read more

Harry Redknapp says he’ll blank Gary Neville for calling Spurs ‘soft and rubbish’

first_imglatest football newsPicturedHARRY’S HEROES Kane says goodbye to Tottenham team-mates Vertonghen and VormLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive BlogTRANSFER NEWS LIVESalah admits he could LEAVE Liverpool, how Sancho will fit in Utd XILive Blogblues newsChelsea transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeRevealedFORTUNE TELLERIncredible Hawkeye blunder saved Villa’s lives – but Smith says it was karmaNEXT SEASONAaron Connolly says ‘see you next year’ after scoring goal to end seasonLive BlogJU BEAUTYJuventus vs Sampdoria LIVE: Stream, TV channel, kick-off time, team newsPED’S GONEPedro’s goodbye to Chelsea before Roma move as Cesc takes credit for signing himBANK LAMPARDChelsea scoop £50m Euro bonus as Lamps learns ‘a million things’ in debut year”We won at AC Milan, who was managed by Allegri who has a reputation as one of the great coaches. We went through.”We go to Madrid and Crouchy got sent off and we ended up losing.”Redknapp has been upset before over Neville’s comments on Spurs.He added: “Maybe two years ago I heard him have a pop saying ‘they got rid of some bad apples’. He mentioned Michael Dawson who is one of the best pros I’ve ever come across in my life.“He wants to do his homework before he comes on and talks about people in that tone. I thought his comments were an absolute disgrace.”7 Redknapp suggested Neville does his homework before making such remarks againCredit: PA:Press Association HARRY REDKNAPP has blasted Gary Neville for calling Tottenham “pathetic” – and branded him the worst manager in Valencia’s history.Redknapp, who got Spurs to the Champions League quarter-final in 2011, is fuming with Red Nev for labelling the club “spineless and soft, flaky, rubbish” in the last 30 years.7 Redknapp is furious at Gary Neville’s comments about SpursCredit: Reuters7 The Sky Sports pundit branded Tottenham “spineless and soft, shaky and rubbish” in the last 30 yearsCredit: AFP or licensorsAnd he says he will BLANK his son’s Sky Sports colleague over his outburst on Monday Night Football this week.Redknapp, who managed Spurs from 2008 to 2012, said on talkSPORT, said: “I’ve got the raving hump with him and wouldn’t want to speak to him, to tell the truth. I’ve got the raving needle and think he’s totally out of order.“People have a right to an opinion but his opinion in this case is totally wrong and it’s a disgrace to talk how he has.”It’s a disgrace to label players spineless and gutless in that team like Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Ledley King, Rafael van der Vaart, William Gallas.7 The former QPR boss branded Neville pathetic for the commentsCredit: Getty Images – Getty”I was so disappointed and upset with his comments. He wants to do his homework before coming out with comments like that.”He was totally out of order.”We can all come back. He managed Valencia and when he managed them they were the worst Valencia team not just in the last 30 years but in their history.”Neville’s glittering playing career included the historic Treble and eight Premier League titles – but his only stint in management was three months at Valencia in which he lost 11 of his 28 games in charge before getting sacked.7 Neville endured a torrid spell as Valencia managerCredit: Getty Images – GettyHe then returned as a Sky Sports pundit where he works alongside Jamie Redknapp.Redknapp Snr blasted: “Gary’s comments were an absolute disgrace.“I can only speak about the three and a half years I was at the club and we weren’t gutless, we weren’t spineless, we weren’t pathetic, flaky, rubbish.”I managed a team that had to go to the Etihad to beat Man City to get into the Champions League, they had to beat us to qualify.7 Redknapp was Spurs boss from 2008-2012Credit: PA:Press AssociationTottenham 0-1 Manchester City: Riyad Mahrez scores to fire City back to the top of the Premier League”It was a winner-takes-all situation and we won 1-0.”We got into the Champions League and were drawn in a group with the holders Inter Milan at that time, who had done the double and had won the World Super Cup that year.”We finished above them in the group and went there and had our goalkeeper sent off in the first ten minutes, were 4-0 down at half-time and got three goals back.”Gareth Bale ran them ragged and if the game went on another ten minutes we would have won the game. That is not a team that is gutless.”We battered them at home and beat them 3-1 in a great night at White Hart Lane.7 Neville made the comments on MNF this weekCredit: Sky Sportslast_img read more

India’s foxes and monkeys are dumpster diving and eating food scraps

first_imgArticle published by Shreya Dasgupta In Spiti Valley in northern India, red foxes can be seen rummaging through kitchen waste. Such dumpster diving could potentially bring wild animals in close proximity to humans and increase conflict, researchers say.Increasing reliance of wild animals on food waste could affect other ecological processes.In the state of West Bengal, for example, some troops of rhesus macaques spend most of their time “begging or chasing” tourists for food. These troops, unlike the forest-dwelling ones, contribute very little to the dispersal of seeds, researchers have found. Spiti Valley, located in the remote Trans-Himalayas, is one of the least populated places in India and home to several rare and endangered wild animals. Here, to see wild herbivores like the Himalayan ibex (Capra sibirica) you may have to trek up to mountain pastures sometimes 5,000 metres (16,404 feet) high. If you want to see a snow leopard (Panthera uncia), you may have to track herds of the Himalayan blue sheep (Pseudois nayaur) and hope to run into a snow leopard doing the same thing. If it is a Himalayan wolf (Canis lupus filchneri) you want, well, good luck to you.But for a red fox (Vulpes vulpes), just go back to a village and take a quiet walk after dinner. You are likely to see a fox rummaging through the kitchen middens – small heaps of food scraps usually discarded in the backyard.Even in this landscape of vast open spaces, people and wildlife can’t help rubbing shoulders, according to researchers from the Wildlife Institute of India (WII). In a recent study published in the Journal of Arid Environments, the researchers analysed the diet of red foxes from five locations in three states across the trans-Himalayas and one location in the Dachigam National Park in Kashmir. In locations close to human habitation, such as Spiti Valley, Ladakh and Chiktan village in Kargil, between 30 to 55 percent of the food red foxes ate came from human sources.Human provisioning comprised one third of the red fox diet in Leh town, Ladakh. Image by Hussain S. Reshamwalaa.Humans in the Himalayas are inadvertently providing a substantial amount of food to these animals, including discarded meat bones, fruits, dead livestock, cereals and inedible things like plastic, paper, or rubber, which the researchers euphemistically termed Human Derived Materials (HDM).This is not a new phenomenon, nor is it restricted to red foxes.Cosmopolitan eatersScientists have pointed out that humans have been subsidizing the diet of wild animals since we were hunter gatherers discarding remains of kills. Indeed, the domestic dog is believed to have evolved from an ancestor who was attracted to the prehistoric man’s rubbish dumps.The options have only increased with time. Today, wild animals can access human subsidised food from kitchen middens in villages, garbage dumps, and landfills in big cities, discarded fish catch in coastal areas and even directly when people fed animals like monkeys.Thomas Newsome, an ecologist and lecturer at the University of Sydney, Australia, who has been studying the consequences of food subsidies to wild carnivores like dingoes (Canis lupus dingo), said that most species that consume food waste are generalists who don’t depend on specific foods.Red foxes are particularly cosmopolitan in their eating habits. This species which is found across the Northern Hemisphere, eats rodents, small birds, eggs, lizards, insects, fruits, berries, and scavenges on other animals’ kills.Red foxes scavenging from kitchen waste or garbage is a common sight in villages in the Trans-Himalayas and makes up between 30-55% of their diet. This red fox was seen in Gete village, in the Spiti Valley. Image by Abhishek Ghoshal.Quick and easy mealsSo, the transition from this versatile diet to dumpster diving in the Himalayas seems unsurprising. But what is the motivation? What were the animals thinking?“I am getting food, without expending too much energy,” said Bilal Habib, a scientist at WII and one of the lead researchers of the red fox study.Such a diet can be beneficial for animals like red foxes in the short term. Studies show that provisioning increases the animals’ body weight, increases fertility and improves chances of mating and having offspring.One of the reasons for this is that provisioned food is typically, “predictable, calorie-rich and [an] easily digestible source of food,” said Asmita Sengupta, an ecologist at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE) in Bangalore, India, who studies the effect of food provisioning in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) in the Buxa Tiger Reserve in the eastern state of West Bengal.Newsome added that a shortage in the natural food supply could also drive wild animals towards human subsidies.But the costs of such behavior far outweigh the benefits, all three researchers said.The dangers of quick mealsEven in the remote Trans-Himalayas, the waste humans generate nowadays includes plastic and medicines that are very likely to be harmful for red foxes, Habib pointed out.Such dumpster diving also brings to fore a bigger and more powerful carnivore competitor — the domestic dog. In 2015, researchers from the conservation groups Nature Conservation Foundation in India and the Snow Leopard Trust, U.S., reported that red foxes and dogs were often attracted to the same villages and garbage dumps in Spiti. The presence of dogs didn’t seem to convince the smaller, usually solitary fox to stay away. These stray or feral dogs moving in packs can attack foxes and spread diseases like canine distemper in the wild animals.There’s competition even for garbage in the Trans-Himalayas. Feral dogs often scavenge in the same garbage dumps as red foxes, leading to conflict between the two species. Dogs which are bigger and move in packs can cause serious harm to the smaller, solitary red foxes. Photo by htsh_kkch via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).Even if no stray dogs were present, Habib said that there were other problems with wild animals accessing food waste.“I expect two red foxes to occur naturally around the village, but this garbage sustains five or six. A wildlife lover may think this is a good thing, [but] in the long run this may bring the species in conflict,” he said.Newsome agreed, adding that provisioning increases chances of conflicts with people. “Food waste also acts as a magnet for wildlife activity, so it can potentially draw animals in close proximity to humans,” said Newsome leading to attacks on livestock or even people in case of large predators.“Even communities who are tolerant of wild animals right now can develop a negative attitude in such a case,” added Habib.A disproportionate increase in wild animals like red foxes could also affect other animals in nature, through a phenomenon called hyper-predation, where a boost to carnivore numbers because of the garbage would lead to a simultaneous increase in attacks on natural prey species like pika (Ochotana roylei) in the case of red foxes. But the prey species wouldn’t be able to keep up with the predator numbers and eventually would die out. With no natural prey, the carnivores would be even more reliant on waste.Rhesus macaques eating food scraps affects forest dynamicsReliance on provisioning also disrupts larger ecological processes like regeneration of forests, Sengupta of ATREE and her team reported in a 2016 study published in the International Journal of Primatology. In the Buxa Tiger Reserve in North Bengal, the researcher studied two troops of rhesus macaques. Macaques are a particularly familiar sight in human-dominated areas, especially in India where people often directly and deliberately feed these animals.Rhesus macaques play an important role in forest regeneration, by eating wild fruits and dispersing seeds. In the Buxa Tiger Reserve in North Bengal, one troop of rhesus macaques dispersed seeds of 41 species of trees. Image by Charlesjsharp via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0).In Buxa, however, Sengupta found one troop that lived entirely inside forests and ate mostly wild fruits (around 79 percent of their diet), and had no contact with people or their food. Sengupta found that this wild troop dispersed seeds of a whopping 84 percent of the fruits they ate. At least 50 percent of these seeds germinated, helping plants spread and grow.The other troop of macaques lived on the fringes of the forest, next to a state and national highway and a tea shop. For seven months of the year, this troop spent most of their time at the tea shop in turns, begging or chasing tourists for food and returned to forage in the forest when the reserve was closed for tourists.Fruits formed only 46 percent of their diet, and the macaques dispersed 24 percent of the seeds on the highway where they wouldn’t grow, as opposed to the wild troop that dispersed all of the seeds in the forest. During the peak tourist months, the provisioned troop ate no fruits and dispersed no seeds.“I would expect any region in northern and northeastern India, where forests are relatively undisturbed and where there are fruiting tree species, to be places where rhesus macaques can act as important seed dispersers,” said Sengupta.While humans feeding the macaques was disruptive to this important process, Sengupta said that as long as human beings encroached on forests, animals would continue depending on anthropogenic food.  She is hopeful, though, that the non-provisioned troop in Buxa would for now at least continue staying in forests, “if there are preferred food species in the forests.”In the same Buxa Tiger Reserve, another troop of Rhesus macaques that are being fed by tourists, venture less into the forest and eat fewer fruits, disperse fewer seeds. Image by Asmita Sengupta.To deal with the problem, Newsome said that “people must ask why the wildlife are consuming food waste or other forms of food provided by humans. If they are just eating it because it is accessible, then this food source should be removed or made inaccessible to wildlife. But if the wildlife are turning to eat food provided by humans because there are no alternatives, then steps should be put in place to restore prey availability and viable habitat.”Citations:Reshamwala, H. S., Shrotriya, S., Bora, B., Lyngdoh, S., Dirzo, R., & Habib, B. (2018). Anthropogenic food subsidies change the pattern of red fox diet and occurrence across Trans-Himalayas, India. Journal of Arid Environments.Newsome, T. M., & van Eeden, L. M. (2017). The effects of food waste on wildlife and humans. Sustainability, 9(7), 1269.Ghoshal, A., Bhatnagar, Y. V., Mishra, C., & Suryawanshi, K. (2016). Response of the red fox to expansion of human habitation in the Trans-Himalayan mountains. European journal of wildlife research, 62(1), 131-136.Sengupta, A., & Radhakrishna, S. (2016). Influence of fruit availability on fruit consumption in a generalist primate, the rhesus macaque Macaca mulatta. International Journal of Primatology, 37(6), 703-717.Newsome, T. M., Dellinger, J. A., Pavey, C. R., Ripple, W. J., Shores, C. R., Wirsing, A. J., & Dickman, C. R. (2015). The ecological effects of providing resource subsidies to predators. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24(1), 1-11.Sengupta, A., McConkey, K. R., & Radhakrishna, S. (2015). Primates, provisioning and plants: Impacts of human cultural behaviours on primate ecological functions. PloS one, 10(11), e0140961.This story was first published on May 3, 2018, by Mongabay-India. 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 Animal Behavior, Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Environment, Forests, Green, Interns, Mammals, Predators, Research, Seed Dispersal, Tropical Forests, Wildlife last_img read more

Gasperini: ‘Ilicic stupid, but…’

first_imgGian Piero Gasperini admits Atalanta “were below par” in a 2-0 defeat to Cagliari, but believes Josip Ilicic isn’t the only one who deserved to be sent off. “We were below par and didn’t win any individual duels. It wasn’t a physical issue, because we kept pushing to the end, but unfortunately we lost this game in the first half and didn’t start on the right foot,” Gasp told DAZN. The turning point was after 32 minutes, when Ilicic was sent off for a reaction foul on Charalampos Lykogiannis. “They were tussling and Lykogiannis was already on a yellow card, so it wouldn’t have been entirely surprising if the referee had sent both off. That would’ve been a different game. Ilicic was stupid, there’s no arguing with that. “We had a completely different performance in the second half and could’ve suffered more with Cagliari counter-attacks, but we defended well and never stopped attacking. “Now we dive into the Champions League, it’s a tight turnaround yet again, but we’ll try to put in a good performance with Manchester City.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: read more