Top of the table showdown as title race hots

first_imgThe top of the table clash between leaders AEK and second-placed Anorthosis at the Antonis Papadopoulos is the game of the weekend in Cyprus, while the two teams just behind them, Apoel and Apollon, have seemingly easy matches against Alki and Nea Salamina respectively and are expected to close the gap on at least one of the two leading teams.Anorthosis and AEK have been swapping first place since the first few rounds of the championship with no other team close enough to pose a threat. However, both clubs dropped points recently allowing Apoel and Apollon to move within striking distance and with games in hand.Such is the importance of the game that AEK coach Imanol Idiakez said that his team will be gunning for the three points despite facing one of the league’s better teams away from home.“We remain focused and determined to win the game and preserve our lead at the top,” he said.AEK will most probably be without striker Ivan Triscovski and Idiakez will be hoping that the league’s runaway top scorer Florian Taulemmeuse will regain his scoring form following a three-game barren spell.Anorthosis coach Rony Levy will have all his players at his disposal but the team’s main problem this season has been a lack of goals. They have scored just 24 so far, bettering only AEL’s goal tally from the top seven teams.After a shaky start to the seaso, champions Apoel have gradually clawed their way up the table and are just three points off the top with two games in hand despite being without key players. In their last game, coach Giorgos Donis had to field a back four consisting of none of his first-choice defenders and even though they conceded two goals in the opening half they still won comfortably by a three-goal margin largely thanks to their potent front line. Their opponents, mid-table Alki, are a good footballing side but they will be without their talented winger Willy Semedo who is suspended, and it will be considered an upset if they get anything out of the game.The league’s only remaining unbeaten side Apollon travel to Larnaca to face relegation-threatened Nea Salamina, who began the season with high hopes.Given their predicament they are aware that staying in the top flight is now their only realistic target. They have already brought in three (of the four allowed) new players in the hope that they can salvage their season.Apollon’s six-game winning run came to a halt on Wednesday when they were held to a draw against fellow Limassolians AEL.The league’s top scorers will be looking to bounce back from that setback and they should have their Croatian striker Anton Maglica back in the starting eleven after being out of action for almost six weeks.Omonia will be looking for their third consecutive win under new Bulgarian coach Ivaylo Petev against Olympiakos while AEL are favourites for a home win against bottom placed Ethnikos Achnas.In the final weekend game Ermis Aradippou take on Pafos FC in what is expected to be a closely contested game, while the final game of the round will take place on Monday between Aris and Doxa Katokopias.Saturday: Olympiakos v Omonia (4pm), Ermis v Pafos FC (5pm), N. Salamina v Apollon (7pm) Sunday: AEL v Ethnikos (3pm), Anorthosis v AEK (4pm), *Apoel v Alki (6pm)Monday: Aris v Doxa (7pm)*The game between Apoel and Alki will be played behind closed doorslast_img read more

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Tanzania creates new reserve to protect rare colobus monkeys and trees

first_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Deforestation, Endangered Species, Environment, Forests, Green, Happy-upbeat Environmental, Mammals, Protected Areas, Tropical Forests, Wildlife Article published by Shreya Dasguptacenter_img Tanzania has officially created a new national park, the Magombera Nature Reserve, extending protection to numerous species of rare plants and animals, including the endangered Udzungwa red colobus monkey and Verdcourt’s Polyalthia tree.The formal declaration of the reserve comes after some 40 years of research and conservation efforts.The declaration of the reserve is just the first formal step, and one of the subsequent tasks will be to develop a management plan for the park together with local villages and other stakeholders, researchers say.A key feature of the management plan is to boost tourism to the reserve, which can eventually benefit the local communities, if sustained over the long term. Tanzania has officially created a new protected area, the Magombera Nature Reserve, extending protection to numerous species of rare plants and animals, including the endangered Udzungwa red colobus monkey (Piliocolobus gordonorum) and Verdcourt’s Polyalthia tree (Polyalthia verdcourtii). The reserve, located in south-central Tanzania and spread over 26 square kilometers (10 square miles), lies sandwiched between two large protected areas: the Selous Game Reserve to the east and the Udzungwa Mountains National Park to the west.The formal declaration of the reserve comes after some 40 years of research and conservation efforts. It’s taken a long time, conservationists say, partly because of complicated land ownership issues.The biological value of the Magombera forest area first came to attention in the 1970s with the discovery of a population of the Udzungwa red colobus, a rare primate species that’s found only around the mountains it’s named after. Subsequent expeditions revealed many more species of plants and animals that were either rare or unique to the area. Following these discoveries, the Tanzanian government agreed to annex the Magombera forest, then designated a forest reserve, into the adjacent, much-larger and heavily protected Selous Game Reserve. Consequently, Magombera was degazetted in 1980 and its status as a forest reserve was revoked.“But, tragically, for an unknown reason, the annexation to the Selous didn’t happen, and the area was sold to a sugar company!” Andrew Marshall, a conservation scientist at the University of York, who’s been working in Magombera since the early 2000s, told Mongabay in an email. “It wasn’t until 2002 that researchers and conservationists were informed of the error, and the sugar company agreed not to develop the land.”This sparked renewed efforts to secure protection of the forest.Magombera forest lies sandwiched between the Selous Game Reserve and the Udzungwa Mountains National Park. Image by Andrew Marshall.Marshall and his colleagues started a conservation program called the Udzungwa Forest Project (UFP) in partnership with Flamingo Land, a U.K.-based theme park and conservation zoo, and the Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG). The main threats to the Magombera forest area were tree-felling for charcoal production and firewood; bushfires; and bushmeat hunting. So, the UFP team signed agreements with the local communities to plant trees and find alternative fuel sources, and conducted education programs to “spread the word regarding the importance of forest for climate, tourism revenue and wildlife.”“Local communities have been central to everything that we do,” Marshall said.But some big challenges remained: Marshall’s team had to come up with ways to curb illegal deforestation, and, more importantly, they had to find funds to secure the land from the sugar company so that a reserve could formally be created. “The eventual solution was to negotiate a fee with the sugar company, and seek donors willing to fund this and subsequent conservation management,” Marshall said.The discovery of some new species and populations of some very threatened species from the Magombera region helped earn some of the much-needed donor support. Marshall’s discovery of the Magombera chameleon (Kinyongia magomberae) in 2009, for instance, a new-to-science species of chameleon that a startled snake had spit out in front of Marshall, increased support for protection of the forest. Boosting this interest was the discovery of populations of the endangered Udzungwa red colobus and trees like the Verdcourt’s Polyalthia, the large-leaved Memecylon (Memecylon umbellatum) and the Luke’s Cynometra (Cynometra lukei). “The region is also home to numerous other internationally threatened species of plants and animals, including the Udzungwa dwarf galago [Galagoides zanzibaricus], African elephants [Loxodonta africana], and hippopotamus [Hippopotamus amphibius],” Paul Salaman, chief executive officer of the U.S.-based Rainforest Trust, said in a statement.The Rainforest Trust was among the organizations that provided funding, along with the U.K.-based World Land Trust, Flamingo Land, and the Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation of Denmark. The UFP team then followed the original forest reserve boundary to demarcate the reserve’s limits. “But then my field team walked the boundary with government officials and village leaders, and then the government adjusted it so that it allowed for any farms that had accidentally crept into the former reserve (not a large number),” Marshall said.A Magombera chameleon. Image by Andrew Marshall.The declaration of the reserve is just the first formal step, though. One of the next tasks now will be to develop a management plan for the reserve along with people from the local villages and other stakeholders. The plan will outline the rules for the new reserve, Marshall said. “I expect there may be some concession in this for access to traditional medicine, and certainly also educational visits, but this is for the community and managers to decide jointly.”A key feature of the management plan will be to boost tourism to the reserve, which can eventually benefit the local communities. The details are yet to be worked out, but the teams envision part of the entrance fees going into a village fund, as well as increased opportunities for employment of the local community members as rangers or reserve assistants.“The next step is to ensure that ecotourism operations are effectively implemented without any negative impacts on the forest and generate enough revenue to ensure the sustainable management of Magombera Nature Reserve long-term,” Alex Antram, conservation outreach manager of the Rainforest Trust, told Mongabay.“The more people that visit the forest, the more revenue can be earned for local communities and forest management,” Marshall said. “We are firmly of the opinion that conservation success is driven by economics and direct benefits to local people.”The Udzungwa Forest Project, in partnership with other organizations, has initiated several conservation efforts. Image by Andrew Marshall.Banner image of an Udzungwa red colobus monkey (Piliocolobus gordonorum), a species endemic to the mountains that border the newly designated Magombera Nature Reserve, by Andrew Marshall.last_img read more

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IMPRESSIVE INCOMING MEN’S TRACK & FIELD CLASS SHINES AT HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgCameron Bruce, a sprint hurdler from Cobourg Collegiate Institute, reached the podium twice at the East regional championships last weekend. He won the 100m hurdles in 14.64 seconds, while claiming the silver medal in the 400m hurdles in 56.02 seconds. Bruce also placed fifth in the long jump (6.49). He will begin his studies in U of T’s Rotman commerce program in the fall. The University of Toronto men’s track and field program is pleased to announce eight incoming recruits who have accepted their offers of admission and committed to compete for the Varsity Blues beginning in the 2018-19 season. Joining the Blues from Halifax West High School, Raheem Elliott is a triple jumper who has enjoyed recent success. Elliott won the Nova Scotia championships gold medal, jumping 13.49m, 0.44m ahead of the silver medalist. He also previously represented Nova Scotia at the 2017 Canada Summer Games. Elliott is set to study social science at U of T’s New College.  Print Friendly Version Femi Akinduro, who hails from the Flying Angels Track Club and North Albion Collegiate in Etobicoke, Ont., also joins the Blues this season. Akinduro won the triple jump (13.81m), placed fourth in the high jump (1.80m) and came 11th in the long jump (5.77m) at the Metro Toronto championships last weekend. He has accepted his offer of admission into U of T’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education. A pole vaulter from Lawrence Park Collegiate in Toronto, Liam McCrae won the Metro Toronto championships gold medal, clearing 4.00m last weekend. McCrae is the top-ranked youth pole vaulter in the country and was the 2017 national legion champion. He will join Bruce in Rotman commerce in September. Story Links Eric Che is a long jumper from the Kajaks Track Club in British Columbia, where he earned the bronze medal at the B.C. championships with a jump of 6.59m. Che recently won the B.C. Athletics Harry Jerome scholarship, awarded to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional ability and show considerable promise in track & field, have attained an acceptable academic record and have demonstrated qualities of character and leadership. He will begin his studies in life science at U of T’s New College.Sprinters Jake Leung and Lukas Faulkner round out the recruiting class.Leung, who hails from Martingrove Collegiate, placed third in the 400m (50.93) at the Metro Toronto championships last weekend and will study kinesiology.Faulkner comes to the Blues from Hillfield Strathallan College in Hamilton, where he was an OFSAA finalist in the 400m last season. He has accepted his offer of admission to study computer science at New College in September.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Marcus Nandlal comes to the Blues from St. Thomas Aqinas Catholic Secondary School in Oakville, Ont. Nandlal is coming off an impressive performance at the OFSAA South region championships last weekend, where he won the 400m hurdles (56.62), claimed the silver medal in the 400m (49.51) and placed fourth in the 800m (1:57.79). He will begin his studies in social science at University of Toronto Scarborough in September.last_img read more

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Ferguson wary of Arsenal backlash

first_img0Shares0000MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, August 28 – Sir Alex Ferguson said Manchester United will have to beware an Arsenal backlash when they meet in the English Premier League on Sunday.The champions have started the season in style with successive wins, while their rivals have picked up just one point. United could have an eight-point advantage after the Old Trafford encounter, but Ferguson will take nothing for granted.He is aware Arsenal and manager Arsene Wenger are hurting after their disappointing start and the sales of the inspirational Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.But a 2-1 win at Udinese took the Gunners into the Champions League group stage and lifted spirits as Ferguson fully recognises.“They answered everybody back on Wednesday. His (Wenger) team played well. They got a great result. A lot of people thought they would go out. I didn’t,” he said.“I thought they would win it. The game on Sunday will be another stepping stone for them.“They will try to make sure they get a result, but we are in good form and are looking forward to it.“A Manchester United-Arsenal game is always contentious and significant in terms of the rest of the season. It is one you always look forward to.”While he will relish another test against his old foe, Ferguson has backed Wenger to come through a difficult period in his 15-year tenure as manager and cannot fathom the criticism directed at the Frenchman.“It is quite a cynical world,” he added. “Supporters are far less easy to please than they were 20 years ago. It is disappointing.“I don’t know the full story about Arsenal’s finances. Some clubs have a financial restriction – that may be the reason. He has always sold very well. He still has great quality in his teams.”Arsenal’s lack of depth in their squad is one of the issues of concern for their supporters and not something United need worry about.The return to fitness of Rio Ferdinand, Antonio Valencia, Javier Hernandez and Darren Fletcher – after a mystery virus – provides Ferguson with even more options and he added: “We are in a very healthy shape at the moment with the squad numbers.“Darren Fletcher played a game (on Thursday), which is great news. The boy is back now. He has had a terrible time but now he is looking terrific and will be in the squad for Sunday.“Rio is back training, Valencia is training well. Javier Hernandez came back on Monday, which gives me a tremendous problem when it comes to picking a side. But it is the kind of problem we want.”The impressive form of his young players has added to his selection problems and Ferguson feels they have earned their places – meaning more established players might have to be prepared for a spell on the sidelines.Striker Danny Welbeck scored in the 3-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur last Monday, defender Phil Jones ensured a clean sheet while midfielder Tom Cleverley provided an assist for Welbeck’s goal.Wenger, meanwhile, is convinced his players’ success in qualifying for the Champions League group stages was a timely reminder that the Gunners remain one of Europe’s elite.“It is now 14 consecutive years that we have qualified for the group stages,” the Frenchman said.“And it’s not as easy as it looks because only three teams have ever achieved that – Real Madrid, Manchester United and Arsenal.”The Gunners have yet to record a Premier League victory, having drawn 0-0 at Newcastle and lost 2-0 at home to Liverpool last week, with both games seeing one of his players sent off.Wenger was sure the indisciplined days were behind them however.“I am confident we will be solid on Sunday and have a good performance,” he said.“We were under a lot of pressure and you could feel the tension in our side before the Udinese game. In the first leg I could feel the squad was a bit insecure and that was in our mind when we played Liverpool. That is out of the way now and I am confident you will see a much more convincing team in Manchester.”Defender Thomas Vermaelen faces a fitness test but Laurent Koscielny is able to return and Tomas Rosicky and Johan Djourou are also expected to shrug off fitness concerns.Wenger will be without injured midfielder Jack Wilshere and suspended trio Gervinho, Alex Song and Emmanuel Frimpong.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Two Valley cops die in 101 crashes

first_imgOne report had it stretched all the way to Reseda Boulevard some 15 miles away. Others more conservatively estimated the backup to a few miles past the 101/134 split. Either way, the herd inched along at a slow jog of 4 mph, CHP Officer Patrick Kimball said. “This is significantly worse than typical Los Angeles traffic,” he said. Selleh is survived by his wife, 20-year-old son and 18-year-old daughter. His family declined to comment. At the Mission Division station, counselors and clergy members were on hand to console distraught officers, Moore said. He described Selleh as a quiet character. “He was one of the linchpins, the go-to guys. He was an absolute professional,” Moore said. “He has a long history of working in the Valley. He was well-known to many officers. He was well-respected.” Selleh’s supervisor, Capt. William Scott, released the following statement: “It is always difficult when we lose one of our own. The men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department are deeply saddened and our hearts and prayers go out to Detective Selleh’s family and his many friends.” The second death was discovered about 10:20 a.m. when a 2004 Mazda was found in thick greenery off the eastbound 101 where the southbound San Diego Freeway merges in the fast lane. The car had gone off the roadway in a solo vehicle spinout after hitting a guardrail, according to the CHP. The car had inexplicably lost control and overturned. By 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Moore, LAPD Chief William Bratton and Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger were at roll call for the North Hollywood Division to bring more bad news, this time about Rodriguez. Joining the force in 2003, he worked most of his career out of North Hollywood. He had recently taken a position in the gang detail and was well-regarded by his peers, Moore said. “He was a popular officer,” he said, adding that at roll call “there were a lot of tears.” Rodriguez, who grew up in North Hollywood, is survived by his mother and a brother. “She was just devastated,” said North Hollywood Division Capt. Sharyn Buck, who spoke with Rodriguez’s mother. “He took care of her. He did everything for her. He was her life.” The news was especially tough to take for the North Hollywood officers, many of whom had just returned from responding to the crash that killed Selleh about 12 hours earlier. “They were the first responders,” Moore said. “It is a division that has seen the death of two LAPD officers.” Staff Writers Patrick St. Michel and Susan Abram contributed to this report. rachel.uranga@dailynews.com (818) 713-3741160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In a coincidentally tragic day on the highways for San Fernando Valley police officers, two members of the LAPD were killed Sunday in unrelated crashes a few miles and hours apart, with the first collision causing a traffic mess. About 3:30 a.m., George Selleh, 52, of Simi Valley, who worked out of the Mission Division as a narcotics detective, collided with a broken-down car while riding his motorcycle on the 101 Freeway near Highland Avenue in Hollywood. About seven hours later, a car was found in some landscaping down an embankment off the 101 near Sepulveda Boulevard. Police initially reported that a dead body was discovered inside. Hours later, the Los Angeles Police Department said it was David Rodriguez, 33, of Palmdale – another one of its own. “This is a tremendous loss for all of us,” said LAPD Deputy Chief Michel Moore, the Valley’s highest-ranking cop. Neither officer was on duty at the time of the crashes. Selleh, a 29-year LAPD veteran, was on his way to a side job working security for a movie set at Fifth and Hill streets downtown when his motorcycle collided with a 1991 Toyota blocking two lanes. The Toyota had just been involved in a crash and had hit the center divider, California Highway Patrol Officer Alex Delgadillo said. Selleh was thrown from his motorcycle and died at the scene. At least 10 other cars swerved to try to avoid the Toyota, causing an incident that took hours to investigate. No other major injuries were reported. Video footage from the scene aired by KABC (Channel 7) showed oblivious drivers – with little to warn them of what was ahead – careening into each other and scattering debris that spread some 2,000 feet. The southbound 101 remained closed at Highland until 5:30 p.m. – or 14 hours after the crash occurred – backing up traffic well into the Valley. last_img read more

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Controversial Fulham forward completes loan exit after being banned from club

first_img REVEALED no dice shining Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade huge blow Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade .@Aboukamara47 has joined @YMSkulubu on loan until 30th June 2019, subject to international clearance.👉 https://t.co/a94xhGFf99 pic.twitter.com/jfxPdRyUOS— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) January 31, 2019“Fulham can now confirm that Aboubakar Kamara has joined Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor on loan until 30th June 2019, subject to international clearance,” a statement read.“Kamara joined Fulham in July 2017 from Amiens and has scored five goals in 15 appearances across all competitions so far this season.“The Club would like to wish Kamara all the best for the remainder of the season in Turkey.”The 23-year-old has been suspended by the Cottagers pending internal disciplinary proceedings due to a training ground incident last week. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED RANKED center_img Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars BEST OF LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Fulham’s controversial forward Aboubakar Kamara has completed a loan move away from the club, it has been confirmed.Kamara, 23, has penned terms with Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor until the end of the season, Fulham announced. MONEY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REPLY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Kamara was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm and criminal damage, with the forward now set for a fresh start in Turkey.He made 15 appearances for Fulham this season, scoring five goals, having also played a key role as the west Londoners won promotion from the Championship last term.last_img read more

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DNR Safety tips as deer season approaches Oct. 1

first_imgUse a haul line to raise and lower firearms, bows and other hunting gear. Stick to your plan. Before the hunt:Read and understand the tree stand manufacturer’s instructions. Know your target and what is beyond it. Make a plan before you hunt. Use a tree stand safety rope. With the official deer archery season starting tomorrow, Indiana Conservation Officers are offering safety tips to help keep Hoosier deer hunters safe.The various deer hunting seasons run through Jan. 31, 2020. It is estimated that more than 300,000 people will participate in some form of deer hunting in Indiana during that span. Such a large number makes safety more even more important.The most common injuries during deer seasons are accidents involving tree stands and elevated platforms. Follow the safety tips listed below when hunting from an elevated position: Practice at ground level. Use boots with non-slip soles to avoid slipping.center_img Check tree stands and equipment for wear, fatigue, and cracks or loose nuts/bolts, paying particularly close attention to parts made of material other than metal. Identify game before pointing a firearm. Maintain three points of contact during ascent and descent. Tell someone your plan, including where you will be hunting and when you plan to return. Make certain to attach your harness to the tree before leaving the ground, and that it remains attached to the tree until you return to the ground. Make certain firearms are unloaded before attaching the haul line.Additional safety tips:Carry emergency equipment, such as a cell phone and flashlight. Learn how to properly wear your full body safety harness.During the hunt:Wear your full body safety harness.last_img read more

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Donegal County Council nominated for Emergency Response Award

first_imgDonegal County Council has been nominated for a national award at the All Ireland Community & Council Awards. The winners, representing their counties, will be announced by RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey at a gala awards ceremony at Croke Park Stadium on Saturday 9th February 2019.FINALISTS ANNOUNCED! All Ireland Community & Council Awards presented by @IPB_Insurance and @LAMAAwards ​have just been announced!! Check out who made the cut here!! >> https://t.co/gfWRavKiUm #HappyNewYear #LAMAAwards19 pic.twitter.com/BYZA9ZieOI— LAMA CC Awards (@LAMAAwards) December 20, 2018 The County Council has been shortlisted for the Emergency Response Team of the Year Award following their response to flooding in Inishowen in August 2017.Donegal Council has been nominated alongside Cork County Council and Wicklow County Council for the award.Donegal County Council nominated for Emergency Response Award was last modified: February 9th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Donegal County CouncilInishowenLama Awardlast_img read more

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