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first_imgArticle published by Mike Gaworecki 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 Acoustic, Animals, Ants, Big Cats, Bioacoustics, Bioacoustics and conservation, Birds, Conservation, Environment, Fishing, Human-wildlife Conflict, Insects, Interviews, Lions, Mammals, Marine Animals, Marine Ecosystems, Overfishing, Podcast, Research, Seabirds, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Trafficking center_img Megan Friesen is a behavioral ecologist who is currently working with the Northern New Zealand Seabird Trust to examine the breeding behaviors of a Pacific seabird species called Buller’s shearwater.In this Field Notes segment, Friesen explains why bioacoustics are so important to the research she and the Northern New Zealand Seabird Trust are doing, and plays recordings of the birds from both of the islands where it breeds.Plus the top news and inspiration from nature’s frontline! On today’s episode: the sounds of Buller’s shearwaters in New Zealand’s Poor Knights Islands.Listen here:Our guest today is Megan Friesen, a behavioral ecologist who is currently working with the Northern New Zealand Seabird Trust to examine the breeding behavior of a Pacific seabird species called Buller’s shearwater. Also known as the New Zealand shearwater, the seabird breeds predominantly on Tawhiti Rahi and Aorangi, the main islands of the Poor Knights Islands, which lie off of northern New Zealand.In this Field Notes segment, Friesen (who is also Conservation Manager for Seattle Audubon) explains why bioacoustics is so important to the research she is doing with the Northern New Zealand Seabird Trust, and plays recordings of the birds from both of the islands where it breeds.Here’s this episode’s top news:Scientists stumble upon hundreds of octopus moms in the deep seaSuspected poisoning takes down 11 lions in Uganda park‘Boom and bust’ cycle of deep-sea trawling unsustainable, study findsHalf a ton of pangolin scales seized on the way to Asia from BeninNew species of ‘exploding ant’ discovered in BorneoYou can subscribe to the Mongabay Newscast on Android, Google Play, iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, RSS and via Spotify. Or listen to all our episodes via the Mongabay website here on the podcast homepage.If you enjoy the Mongabay Newscast, we ask that you please consider becoming a monthly sponsor via our Patreon page, at patreon.com/mongabay. Just a dollar per month will really help us offset the production costs and hosting fees, so if you’re a fan of our audio reports from nature’s frontline, please support the Mongabay Newscast at patreon.com/mongabay.A Buller’s shearwater on Tawhiti Rahi Island in the Poor Knights Island group, New Zealand. Photo by Edin Whitehead.Follow Mike Gaworecki on Twitter: @mikeg2001FEEDBACK: 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.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, July 23- Louis van Gaal thinks Manchester United are putting his chances of success in jeopardy by dragging the first-team squad across the US on their preseason tour.United start their build-up to the new Premier League campaign on Wednesday when they face Los Angeles Galaxy at the Pasadena Rose Bowl in California. It will be the first game of a two-and-a-half-week-long tour that could see United travel almost 13,500 miles if they reach the final of the International Champions Cup — the preseason tournament which includes some of the best clubs in Europe — at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium.After the game in LA, United travel to Denver, Washington DC, Detroit and they will then make the three-hour flight to Miami if they top their group, which contains Roma, Real Madrid and Inter Milan. In between the matches, the players have to appear at sponsor events while they are also duty-bound to conduct interviews for the club’s in-house TV channel.It all seems too much for Van Gaal, who made his annoyance perfectly clear at his first pre-match news conference in the U.S.When asked whether United’s commercial commitments were impinging on football matters, Van Gaal said: “More or less, yes because we have to prepare the season and when you have a lot of commercial activities also for the players, and you have to travel distances, you have to fly a lot, you have also jet lag, and that is not very positive for a good preparation.“But the tour was already arranged so I have to adapt, I shall adapt.”Van Gaal has only been in place for a week, but he has already made his disquiet about United’s commercial activities clear on two occasions.As well as Tuesday night’s complaint, Van Gaal said at his unveiling: “Within two days I know already how important Manchester United is, but also how important the sponsors are and I have to work and prepare a team and I have to adapt to this big club. It will not be easy.”Van Gaal’s blunt assessment flew in the face of comments made by his boss Ed Woodward less than 24 hours earlier. Responding to the comments made by Van Gaal at his unveiling, United’s executive vice-chairman said on Monday: “It doesn’t disrupt the football club.”Woodward said he was open to discussions with Van Gaal about where he thought the club should go on tour next year.Keen to maximise their profits and broaden their fan-base, United have been on long-haul tours for the last 10 years. Last summer they clocked up 23,000 miles travelling between Australia, Thailand, China and Japan.The club have been keen to tap in to the Asian market in the last few years and South Africa, as well as the U.S., has been a regular destination for the squad in preseason. Van Gaal has made it clear he will not accept such a draining tour as the current one next summer.“Manchester United shall do everything to adapt to my rules for good preparation,” the Dutchman said.When asked if he would like a shorter tour next year with less travelling, Van Gaal said: “Yeah, I hope that. They have already said that to me. And I am very confident that it shall be.”Around 2,500 paying customers sat in the stands at the 90,000-capacity Rose Bowl on Tuesday just to watch the squad train. A crowd of over 70,000 is expected for the match itself.-ESPN FC0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgFormer England boss Sam Allardyce believes home-grown managers are considered second class in a “foreign” Premier League.Following the recent sacking of Craig Shakespeare and appointment of Frenchman Claude Puel at Leicester, the top flight currently has seven British or Irish managers.Allardyce, who back in 2010 once claimed he was more suited to Inter Milan or Real Madrid than the likes of former clubs Bolton and Blackburn, said the overseas influence in the Premier League was a barrier for coaches closer to home.“I think you are almost deemed as second class because it is your country,” he told beIN Sports.“It is a real shame that we are highly-educated, highly-talented coaches now with nowhere to go.“The Premier League is the foreign league in England now.“When you look across the owners, the managers and the coaches (and) the players, that is exactly what it is now.” Allardyce claims the Premier League is now foreign 1last_img read more

first_imgThe fallout from Hearts defeat at St Johnstone has continued after the club decided not to appeal against Sam Nicholson’s red card for spitting.Manager Ian Cathro said he believes his player’s explanation that he didn’t deliberately target assistant referee Stephen Mitchell but former ref Charlie Richmond has branded Nicholson as “disgusting”.Across the city, Neil Lennon is still fuming about the handling of his clash with Jim Duffy, saying he’s surprised at getting more disciplinary charges than his Morton counterpart. He’s also unhappy that the timing of his hearing could see him watching the Scottish Cup semi-final from the stands.Elsewhere, Lee McCulloch has made an innovative move in painting a pitch onto the floor of the Killie dressing room, while Stuart Armstrong has disappointed James Corden.last_img read more

first_imgCeltic goalkeeper Scott Bain said Motherwell players should have been “embarrassed” waking up on Monday after their controversial goal in the champions’ 4-1 Premiership win.Scott Sinclair and Odsonne Edouard had given the hosts a 2-0 lead but after the break Motherwell pulled a goal back in unusual circumstances.Celtic expected to be given the ball back from a throw-in but James Scott, making his first start for Motherwell, raced in on goal and had a shot saved by Bain before Gboly Ariyibi swept in the rebound.The Steelmen’s strike ended Bain’s run of clean sheets since replacing Craig Gordon between the sticks for the Hoops and left the shot-stopper furious. “It’s something I’ve never seen before and I’d honestly be embarrassed if I was one of them waking up this morning to get a goal like that.“We just move on and start the run of clean sheets again hopefully.”Bain added: “I thought he was surely just going to pass the ball back to me but he just kept coming and coming.“To take the shot on and then their player to follow it up and score, it’s embarrassing.“They weren’t looking like scoring any other way in the game. I enjoyed the third and fourth goals, I’m not going to lie.”Manager Brendan Rodgers has been linked with Leicester City after the Premier League outfit sacked Claude Puel on Sunday.Bain said he understands why the Northern Irish boss will be a wanted-man, but insisted the Hoops squad are firmly focused on on-pitch matters in the coming weeks.He added: “With a top manager there will always be speculation. We would love him to be here, there is nothing much we can do but we would love him to stay.“He fills us with confidence and the style of football is so attractive, he is very important for the club.”Bain continued: “We have a big game on Wednesday, every day is business as usual as you say.“We have a group of players who have shown how focused they are over the last coupled of years, it won’t distract us from our job.” He said: “I’ve never seen anything like it, I’d be embarrassed today if I was them waking up.“They had the chance to rectify the situation and let us score, they would get plaudits for acting like that, but it was really disappointing.“It was discussed heatedly that you just don’t do that in the game.“One of their players got a head knock in the first half and we played the ball back to them, we do that in any game.last_img read more

first_img7 February 2012While sipping on bottled water has become something of a lifestyle statement, a survey has revealed that most South Africans are happy with the high quality water that comes straight from their taps.The survey, conducted by the Water Research Commission and South African Local Government Association between March and May 2011, investigated urban South Africans’ perceptions of the quality of their water and the factors that influence these perceptions.It found that 81 percent of urban South Africans from all income levels perceive their tap water to be safe to drink. This concurs with international studies which found that most people in countries with a reliable water supply perceived tap water as having a low safety risk.South African water institutions are considered to provide some of the highest quality of drinking or potable water in the world.The survey covered adults aged 16 years and older from all race groups. A random sample of 2 437 urban households was drawn.Younger people more positiveThe study also found that women were significantly less confident about the safety of tap water than men. Women were also more likely than men to boil or filter drinking water, and more inclined than men to drink only bottled water.Younger people between the ages of 16 and 34 were more positive about the safety of drinking water than older people.Consumers in the metro municipalities perceived their tap water to be significantly safer to drink than consumers in other urban municipalities.Consumers in eThekwini Metro (Durban) had the highest consumer confidence in the safety of their tap water, whereas consumers in Mangaung Metro (Bloemfontein) had the least confidence.Consumers of non-metro municipalities in the Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State and Mpumalanga provinces had the lowest confidence in the safety of their tap water.Factors influencing perceptionsThere was a wide range of factors which determined consumers’ perceptions about the safety of drinking water, the main ones being the appearance of the water, its taste and smell, and people’s bodily reactions to it.A very small percentage of the population based their perception of the safety of tap water on what they heard or read in the media.The leader of the survey, Dr Sarah Slabbert, said: “Although the scope of this study was small, it provides a baseline within which to compare future studies.“It also gives the water sector and its stakeholders an understanding of how South Africans perceive the quality of drinking water. The findings have several implications for policy, management and further research.”The director for water use and waste management at the Water Research Commission, Jay Bhagwan, said the perception that tap water was clean and safe to drink and regularly tested was a major indicator of good municipal service.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Analysis#enterprise IT + Project Management: A Love Affair You would expect that if anyone has gotten deeply into social media, it would be college admins. For the past several years, researchers from University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth’s Center for Marketing Research let by Dr. Nora Barnes have looked at how quickly this adoption has happened, and their latest report shows almost total immersion. The researchers interviewed 456 college social network administrators from last November to May at all sizes and kinds of institutions.They found that colleges are using social media to recruit and research prospective students, and that schools are becoming more sophisticated about which tools they choose to use. “Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, blogging and podcasting are the tools of choice for US institutions of higher education. All of them have realized double-digit increases in adoption in the past year,” according to the report.What is astounding is how quickly the admissions officers have adopted LinkedIn: from 16% last year to 47% most recently. Also interesting is how schools have evolved in their use of blogs. Back in 2007, 37% of those schools that had blogs didn’t accept comments, but now that has dropped to only 15%. “Schools are mastering the tool and embracing its true spirit of two-way conversation. For students or their parents looking to have a conversation online about particular aspects of university life, this increased interaction through comments can be significant.” Barnes also saw increases in usage of RSS feeds and email subscriptions on the school websites. Barnes surveys other market sectors about their online use and the higher ed sector is the only area where blogging continues to increase. (Click on the graphic for a larger version, showing the differences in usage in each sector.)When Barnes first started studying this sector back in the 2007-8 academic year, 61% of her respondents reported that they used at least one social network. Now it is 100%, to no surprise, given the ubiquity of these networks in the hands of their student population. Facebook is used in 98% of institutions, up from 87% last year. Podcasting has risen from 22% to 41% in just the past year. Clearly, college admins are living in the world of their students, but more importantly, they understand how to use these online tools and developing them to fit their particular needs. david stromcenter_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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first_imgNew Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult will miss the rest of their tour of England due to a back injury, British media reported on Sunday.The 25-year-old left-armer was ruled out of the third one-day international in Southampton on Sunday and will fly home for further tests. Boult will miss the last two one-dayers in a series New Zealand lead 2-1 plus the T20 game on June 23.Apart from Boult, Black Caps all-rounder Corey Anderson and fast bowler Adam Milne have also left the tour due to injuries. Left-arm seamer Ben Wheeler made his ODI debut on Sunday, taking three wickets to help New Zealand to a three-wicket win.last_img read more

first_imgGurgaon police on Tuesday arrested a 21-year-old Kartik, for his involvement in the gang rape of a 15-year-old Judo player in Mokulwas village under Bilaspur police station.The youth, along with five others, on September 4 allegedly abducted two minor Judo players from the Judo Sport Centre in the village. However, one of the girls was left mid way while the second girl was taken to an isolated place.”The two Judo players were at the sports centre to get tips of the game. The accused allegedly thrashed the coach and leveled charges of sexually exploiting girls against him. The accused had the forcefully took them on a motor bike and raped one of them,” said ACP crime Rajesh Kumar.The other five persons accused of gang-raping the judo player are still on the run.last_img read more