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 A new paper reports that Foxlights, a brand of portable, intermittently flashing lights, kept pumas away from herds of alpacas and llamas during a recent calving season in northern Chile.Herds without the lights nearby lost seven animals during the four-month study period.The research used a “crossover” design, in which the herds without the lights at the beginning of the experiment had them installed halfway through, removing the possibility that the herds were protected by their locations and not the lights themselves. Pulsating lights placed around llama and alpaca herds warded off puma attacks during a recent experiment in Chile, suggesting the method might help avert conflict between herders and dwindling populations of the predator.“The implications are huge,” Omar Ohrens, a postdoctoral scholar in environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and lead author of a study on the findings, said in an interview.The landscape of the Andean Plateau in Chile, with the village of Chulluncane in the foreground. Image by Omar Ohrens.In the study by Ohrens and his colleagues published online Jan. 3 in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, pumas left herds alone that had Foxlights set up close to the llamas and alpacas’ sleeping areas during a recent four-month calving season. During the same period, cats killed seven animals from herds that did not have the lights, which blink in a random pattern designed to mimic a person walking with a flashlight and other human activity.The puma (Puma concolor) is a critical part of the ecology of the high plains of the Andean Plateau, also called the Altiplano, of northern Chile. Such large predators regulate the number of herbivores on the landscape, keeping the entire ecosystem in balance.But when mountain lions pick off livestock, it threatens the livelihoods of the people who depend on that resource. In a 2016 study, Ohrens and his colleagues reported that pastoralists in this part of Chile estimate they lose 10 percent of their animals each year to pumas.A puma track spotted near the study site. Image by Omar Ohrens.The pumas, too, are at risk following these incidents, as herders look to eliminate the threat. But research has shown that killing a predator suspected of targeting livestock doesn’t always work, Ohrens said. What’s more, his earlier surveys of the Aymara llama and alpaca herders of the Altiplano revealed that most people didn’t want to kill pumas. That led Ohrens to find a way to identify and test a potential, non-lethal solution to this problem.In the planning stages of this study, he asked the herders themselves to choose from a variety of potential non-lethal deterrents, and they settled on Foxlights. Developed in Australia to keep young lambs safe from foxes, Foxlights also fit the grasslands of northern Chile. The wide-open plains of the Altiplano allow for the lights to be seen from as far away as 1.6 kilometers (1 mile), according to the manufacturer. And the sunlight that bathes the plateau, which sits between 3,000 and 5,500 meters (9,800 and 18,000 feet) above sea level, can recharge the lights’ batteries during the day.Researchers set up a camera trap near the study site. Image by Omar Ohrens.During the calving season in late 2016 and early 2017, Ohrens and his teammates compared the incidence of livestock kills in herds with lights installed nearby to deaths in herds without them.To make sure that they weren’t just witnessing a single puma zero in on herds without lights — an unlikely, but possible, situation given the large home ranges of pumas, the authors write — they set up camera traps around the herds of the 11 farmers who were part of the study. The images confirmed that at least three different cats were in the area.In a twist, Ohrens found that the lights did not spook off Andean foxes (Lycalopex culpaeus) going after young lambs. That didn’t come as a shock to Ohrens, who has worked in this part of his native Chile for seven years.Villablanca Lagoon and Sillajuay Mountain in the Andean Plateau. Image by Omar Ohrens.“What I’ve seen is that Andean foxes are not very scared of humans — they can get pretty close and even take food from people’s hands,” he said in a statement. “So they’re not going to be scared by lights that simulate human activity.”To further bolster the study’s rigor, the team also moved the lights partway through the experiment from the herds that had them at the beginning of the study to the ones that didn’t. They got similar results, demonstrating that the location of the herds didn’t determine whether the lights were effective.“That’s why this study is so important,” Adrian Treves, a co-author of the study and professor of environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin, said in the statement. “Omar’s study shows that non-lethal methods have been proven effective in multiple settings with different livestock and carnivores.”Banner image of study participants setting up a Foxlight next to a livestock sleeping site by Omar Ohrens. John Cannon is a Mongabay staff writer based in the Middle East. Find him on Twitter: @johnccannonCorrection: An earlier version of this article misstated the study site location. It took place in northern, not southern, Chile.Ohrens, O., Bonacic, C., & Treves, A. (2019). Non-lethal defense of livestock against predators: flashing lights deter puma attacks in Chile. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.Ohrens, O., Treves, A., & Bonacic, C. (2016). Relationship between rural depopulation and puma-human conflict in the high Andes of Chile. Environmental Conservation, 43(1), 24-33.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. Animal Behavior, Animals, Big Cats, Camera Trapping, Carnivores, Cats, Conservation, Conservation Solutions, Ecology, Environment, Grasslands, Human-wildlife Conflict, Hunting, Indigenous Peoples, Livestock, low-tech, Mammals, Mountains, Predators, Research, Technology, Top Predators, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildtech Article published by John Cannon
Today’s games Tivoli Gardens FC coach, Omar Edwards, says the return of night games to the Edward Seaga Complex, after an extended break, will be a source of inspiration and motivation for his players when they step out against Humble Lion in their mid-week Red Stripe Premier League fixture at the Edward Seaga Complex this evening at 7 o’clock. The west Kingston-based club has not played a night game at home since 2013 and Edwards, who has never coached a home game under lights said there was a real buzz around training in anticipation of today’s night fixture. “Today’s game will mark the return of night games under lights at the venue and this has lifted the mood at the club and the players are looking forward to it. “We have had some training sessions under the lights and the players are very motivated so I am hoping for a good game,” he said. Tivoli lead the league with 16 points, two more than Portmore United and Mount Pleasant Academy on 14 points each, and Edwards anticipates a tough encounter from the in-form Humble Lion who have two wins from their last two games. “Humble Lion started the season badly but have been gaining some momentum. They are on a high just now and we are looking to bring our ‘A’ game so we can get the best result possible. They possess good quality players but we want to continue what we are doing, which is to maintain our winning form and stay on top of the league,” he said “Humble Lion play with a very mobile midfield and it will be our responsibility to not only play well in defence but also in the middle of the pitch, and when we create our chances we must be able to capitalise on them,” Edwards added. L.S. – 3 p.m: Mount Pleasant vs Reno – Drax Hall – 7 p.m: Harbour View vs Cavalier – Harbour View – 7 p.m: Tivoli vs Humble Lion
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However, Arsenal still have a great chance at lifting the FA Cup this season as they prepare to face trophy holders Wigan Athletic in the semi-final at Wembley on Saturday.And Szczesny admits that they will have to pick themselves up quickly if they are to end a nine-year wait for silverware.“We’ve got plenty to play for still. We’ve got the FA Cup now, so we’re going to have to switch on and focus very quickly and forget about this,” the goalkeeper was quoted as saying in The Mirror.“I hope we can kick on from now and start a good run.“The Wigan game is huge obviously. We know it’s the only trophy we can win and it will be a massive boost for the club and the fans.”Asked if he believes Arsenal can bounce back from their latest setback, Szczesny added: “Yes, we’ve managed to do it every single time so far, so although we haven’t been at our very best recently, we believe we can do it, yes.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, April 7- Wojciech Szczesny believes Arsenal still have a lot to play for following their latest set back, but called on his team-mates to bounce back quickly.The Gunners’ top-four place is in serious danger following a 3-0 defeat to Everton, who are now just a point behind with a game in hand, on Sunday.
Some of the ladies who took part in the event with special guest Eileen Magnier of RTE.RTE’s first ever female news correspondent imparted some of her years of wisdom to Donegal’s rising female business executives.Eileen Magnier was the guest speaker at last Wednesday’s Cross Border Gathering of Past, Present and Future Women in Business from Donegal and Derry Event at An Grianán in Burt.Eileen was so upbeat and her speech was so inspiring, according to the many who attended. In 1989 Eileen was the first woman to be appointed as an RTE correspondent & she knew how hard she had to work as a woman to stay in the job, she had to work harder than any man.She had to be clever, she had to be confident & she had to have a goal. That’s what has gotten her to where she is today.Her story ended with a little piece of advice to all the women attending “ “Prioritise, make sure the family don’t lose out, make sure you always make sure you have that little bit of balance”.The network was addressed by Mr. Michael Tunney, CEO, Donegal County Enterprise Board. Michael and the Donegal County Enterprise Board has been a supporter and funder of the network since it’s inception 13 years ago. He welcomed all the women in Business and Enterprise to the event from both sides of the border. Michael congratulated them all on having the belief to start their own business and that although his organisation was there to help, it was individuals and not agencies who create employment and Donegal especially has a high level of female business entrepreneurs.“There is a significant rise in opportunities, courses, programmes dedicated to female entrepreneurship through networks like Donegal Women in Business and Women in Enterprise Derry and he would encourage any women in business or thinking about setting up a business to join these networks. Michael continued to say that “Tell agencies or networks like ours what your business idea is, or if your business needs support and articulate your needs to us then you will get the support you need”.He finished off wishing everyone success and reminding the group -“When you talk as a collective, then government agencies and agencies like your local Enterprise offices will listen to you”.The event continued with Helen McDonnell from Women in Business Derry interviewing three local business owners from both sides of the border, Annette Houston from FM Cleaning, Patricia Hill from Stateside American Restaurant and Laura Campbell from Dog Ears, in an on the couch style chat show.Very relaxed and very informative, the three ladies gave honest stories about how they got to where they are today. It was followed by a Q&A session which very much included the audience and some interesting and important questions were put to the panel.The event finished off with Lunch in a lunch bag style table networking event, hosted by local industry experts from the world of customer service, marketing, social media, finance, HR, wellbeing to name but a few.Every one who attended got something from this event and should anyone wish to join the network you can email RWasson@donegalenterprise.ie, it costs only €25 per year and the benefits like networking events that just past can be so beneficial to your future success.RTE STAR EILEEN KEEPS DONEGAL BUSINESSWOMEN IN THE PICTURE was last modified: September 13th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessdonegalEileen MagnierLadiesRTE
Daniel O’Donnell has thrown his weight behind tragic cancer teenager Donal Walsh’s foundation.The Donegal singer has urged his thousands of fans to download the late Kerry teenager’s song in a bid to battle cancer.This is his message to fans: “Don’t leave behind a broken heart” is a song that has been dedicated to the late Donal Walsh an amazing young man from Co Kerry who sadly lost his battle to cancer in May 2013.For more of the wonderful legacy that he has left behind check out the website donalwalshlivelife.org/To download this song and to support the charity Live Life please go to https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/dont-leave-behind-broken-heart/id784761908 DANIEL PLEADS WITH FANS TO BACK TRAGIC DONAL’S CANCER CAMPAIGN was last modified: January 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:appealcancerdaniel o’donnellDonal Walsh
“We just felt that we’re getting a very good NHL defenseman in Tim Gleason. He’s still a young guy, he still has an upside, and both of those players will come in and be with us now, instead of waiting for the development of Jack Johnson, who in my opinion is going to be a very, very good, if not great, NHL player, but probably not for another 3-4 years. “Everybody has decisions to make. They wanted to spend another year in school. I think that in his best interests, for his development, that he should be playing pro now. He’s ready to do that. The sooner he starts playing pro, the sooner he starts to develop into a real good NHL player.” Rutherford believes the Hurricanes received good value for Johnson. “We got two players we feel made our team a lot stronger,” he said. Lombardi acknowledged that Belanger and Gleason could have helped the Kings immediately, but he wanted to gamble on Johnson. “He potentially fills a position that’s hard to find. These type players aren’t often available at a young age. We felt we had to be fairly aggressive,” he said. “The kid is a competitor. He’s going to be every bit as good as he can be.” The 29-year-old Belanger is a center who had 17 goals and 20 assists in 65 games last season with the Kings, and in five seasons in Los Angeles had 63 goals and 87 assists in 323 career games. Gleason is entering his third NHL season. The 23-year-old defenseman had two goals, 26 assists and 98 penalty minutes in 125 career games with the Kings. The Hurricanes included Tverdovsky in the deal because the Kings wanted an NHL-ready defenseman to replace Gleason and Carolina was seeking financial flexibility in the future, Rutherford said. The 30-year-old Tverdovsky had three goals, 20 assists and 37 penalty minutes last season, his only one with the Hurricanes. “He gave us a good year, but certainly to clear that contract off our books and give us more flexibility going into next year, where we don’t have a $2.5 million contract to look at, it gives us flexibility to make other decisions,” Rutherford said. The move came hours before the Hurricanes’ final home game of the preseason against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Rutherford said Belanger and Gleason would join the team Saturday and play in Sunday’s preseason finale at Washington.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsJohnson said the trade would not affect his timetable for turning pro and that he is concentrating on his upcoming season with the Wolverines. “I’m here in Michigan, and that’s where my focus is,” Johnson said. “I’m excited about my new team, but my life isn’t going to change because of it.” Kings general manager Dean Lombardi said he supported Johnson staying in school. “We were prepared to be patient when we made this deal,” Lombardi said. “It’ll be good for him to spend another year there.” Rutherford said he had decided last week not to trade Johnson, but then talks with the Kings picked up. RALEIGH, N.C. – The Carolina Hurricanes traded away one of their top prospects Friday, sending promising defenseman Jack Johnson to the Los Angeles Kings in a multiplayer deal. The defending Stanley Cup champions also sent defenseman Oleg Tverdovsky to the Kings for forward Eric Belanger and defenseman Tim Gleason. The Hurricanes selected Johnson, a 19-year-old Michigan sophomore, with the No. 3 overall pick in last year’s draft, but twice in the past year he turned down offers from the team to turn professional. That prompted Carolina general manager Jim Rutherford to entertain trade offers. “This was clearly the best offer, and clearly the best for the Hurricanes,” Rutherford said. “We’ve kind of gone back and forth – do we wait for the development of Jack Johnson, and when does that take place, or do we take a player now that’s a good young defenseman who’s going to be good for a long time? As camp has wound down, that was the conclusion we all came to, that now was the time to do it.”
Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Alderweireld has been linked to Manchester United for many years Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED MONEY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Manchester United are preparing to make a January move for Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld, according to reports.Jose Mourinho, the Man United manager, has held discussions with club chiefs who have signed off the purchase of a new defender. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED However, a compromise has been reached as Mourinho’s number one target, Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli, is too expensive.And so, according to The Sun, Mourinho has turned attentions to Alderweireld, who he is ‘confident’ of signing from Spurs in a £40million deal. shining Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Getty REPLY Latest Football News Alderweireld is out of contract next summer and there has yet to be any indication he will sign a new deal with the north London club.The 29-year-old has proven himself in the Premier League for many years, and he would also be available to play for United in the Champions League in the new year due to UEFA changing their rules on player registrations for the knockout stage. Mourinho has been allowed to buy a new defender in January huge blow Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 2 2 Mourinho has vocally criticised Manchester United for their failure to buy a new centre-half throughout the summer, and the Red Devils have already conceded 26 goals this season – just one fewer than Huddersfield who sit in the relegation places.The signing of Alderweireld is seen as a short-term fix for the club, however, rather than any vote of confidence for the under-pressure Mourinho. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice BEST OF RANKED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars
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HTC isn’t done making smartphones. In fact, it just got started. At least that’s what HTC would want you to believe. The Taiwanese company launched an all-new series (for the year 2017) of smartphones on Thursday, calling it simply, the HTC U. U because it is supposedly an expression of you, the person who will be using the smartphone, or rather the smartphones: the U Ultra and the U Play.Also Read: HTC isn’t done with smartphones yet and it isn’t scared of Google In line with HTC’s usual proceedings, while the U Ultra is a high-end phone with high-end specs, the U Play is simply a more compact version of it. The U Ultra is a 5.7-inch phone while the U Play maxes out at 5.2-inch. Both the phones, because they are supposed to be an expression of the user, ought to have a virtual assistant of some kind. And they do. Both the phones come with HTC Sense Companion AI which “isn’t just about machine learning, but an extension of you,” according to HTC.The U Ultra and the U Play are capable of learning and adapting as per usage, says HTC. To make the phones more AI-friendly, HTC has incorporated four always-on low-power microphones inside them, so they can respond to every command. The U Ultra also comes with a secondary ticker display above the main screen that is a window to the Sense companion, according to the company. We’ve seen something like this before in the LG V10 and the V20, however, in the case of the U Ultra, the second screen is said be an extension of the AI on-board. It is capable of prioritising notifications delivered for you in a discreet way without lighting the screen and also it learns with time, says HTC. When clubbed with the virtual assistant, the screen is capable of providing personal recommendations that can help you manage your day, it claims.The U Ultra and the U Play also come with a one-of-its-kind biometric voice unlock and control mechanism so users can securely unlock their phone without even interacting with it.advertisementWhile the virtual assistant is one USP of HTC’s new phones, the U line-up also comes with a new design. HTC calls it the liquid design and it essentially consists of glass and metal that boasts of an all-around symmetrical bending that reflects light differently when viewed at an angle. The new phones will be available in four colours: Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Cosmetic Pink and Ice White.The U Ultra and the U Play also come with sonar-based audio system – called U-Sonic — over headphones that is claimed to deliver true sound that is also capable of adapting to the user. Both the phones come without a regular 3.5mm audio jack and have a single USB Type-C out for charging, data syncing and high-res audio.The U Ultra has a 2K Super LCD 5 screen while its secondary display has a 160×1040 resolution. It also gets Corning’s new Gorilla Glass 5. The U play, on the other hand has a 1080p screen.The Ultra is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor clubbed with 4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal memory. It sports a 12-megapixel (UltraPixel) camera with f/.1.8 aperture, OIS, PDAF and a dual-tone flash. It is also capable of recording 4K videos. The phone runs Android Nougat and is backed by a 3,000mAh battery with support for fast charging.Also Read: HTC 10 review: One and only HTC phone that you should buy The Play on the other hand is powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 processor clubbed with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal memory. It sports a 16-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture and 1080 video recording. The phone runs Android Marshmallow and is backed by a 2,500mAh battery.Both the phones have 16-megapixel front cameras and front-mounted fingerprint scanners. Both will be available in dualSIM options with 4G LTE connectivity. Both the phones will be available for buying from March 2017.