In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, January 11, 2019

first_imgArticle published by John Cannon 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 There are many important conservation and environmental stories Mongabay isn’t able to cover.Here’s a digest of some of the significant developments from the week.If you think we’ve missed something, feel free to add it in the comments.Mongabay does not vet the news sources below, nor does the inclusion of a story on this list imply an endorsement of its content. Tropical forestsScientists set up a mirror for wildlife in the rainforest, with comical results (Sputnik News).Researchers in Ecuador discover a new species of frog with a thumb-claw (Newsweek).In late 2018, an eastern bongo, a critically endangered antelope from East Africa, was born at a Florida zoo (First Coast News, News 4 Jacksonville).Researchers argue that dams built in lowland rainforests are too costly to biodiversity to be justified (Phys.Org/University of Stirling).As Colombia’s forests fall, organized crime profits rise (Insight Crime).California’s plan for carbon trading could infringe upon communities’ rights, leaders say (Devdiscourse).Forest clearing for oil palm plantations in Borneo is affecting the group size of proboscis monkeys (Phys.Org/Cardiff University).Tanzania began a six-month push to root out illegal logging in the country (Khmer Times, Xinhua).Haiti could lose half of its species to deforestation-related habitat loss by 2035 (WHYY Philadelphia).Tree plantations in Southeast Asia are becoming a popular investment in China (South China Morning Post).Illegal logging led to landslides in Indonesia (The Jakarta Post).A female bongo died after complications from a cesarean section birth in Virginia (WAVY).Other newsRanchers across the western United States struggle to cope with increasing numbers of wolves (Pacific Standard).Warmer water is causing problems for Guadalupe fur seals (Hakai Magazine).Climate change is throwing off Australia’s “thermostat,” the Great Barrier Reef (Hakai Magazine).Proponents of a dam project in Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve say its construction is necessary for the country’s economic development (IPP Media).The U.S. government shutdown is hampering wildlife conservation work (WBUR Boston).Wild animals are beginning to use a highway overpass in the state of Washington (Smithsonian Magazine).A bustling economy kept U.S. carbon emissions high in 2018, despite the closure of coal-fired power plants (The New York Times, The Washington Post).Banner image of an eastern bongo in Kenya by Chuckupd via Wikimedia Commons (Public domain).FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. 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Letterkenny Chiropractic – Meet the team giving free spinal checks this month!

first_imgDid you know that Ireland’s oldest Chiropractic Clinic has a base in Letterkenny? Letterkenny Chiropractic on the Glencar Road is part of Ireland’s longest established group who have been providing high-quality care and healing for almost 35 years.Dr Aram Proudman and his team at Glencar have been helping people of all ages solve their health problems for many years. It’s not just back complaints that chiropractic is used to treat, but headaches and injuries in the neck, arms, and legs too. If you are struggling to find relief for a specific issue, why not see if Chiropractic can help? This month, the team are opening the Letterkenny Chiropractic clinic to everyone to get FREE spinal checks from 19th September – 19th October.  Call 0749125207 to book now.Letterkenny Chiropractic, GlencarChiropractic provides a safe and gentle way to help your body to function at its best.  It can be the key to solving many health problems – not just back pain. If you are searching for a way to deal with back issues, neck pain, headaches, stress, carpal tunnel syndrome and more, then chiropractic may be a drug-free non-surgical way to alleviate the problem. Chiropractic is about addressing the root of the problem, which can often be along the spine. Dr Aram Proudman said: “Chiropractic works because every cell, tissue and organ requires information from the brain in order to work properly. This information travels down from the brain, through the spinal cord and out through the nerves to these structures. The spinal bones are there to protect this delicate system. If these spinal bones are not moving properly or fixed in the wrong position due to injury, repetitive strain or other factors, this communication can be affected.“Chiropractors assess the body to detect any abnormal motion or position of the spinal bones, pelvis and skull that may be affecting this communication between your brain and your body.”The team are looking forward to showing how ‘Chiropractic Works’ by offering spinal checks to people looking for full wellness in their lives. The offer is open to adults and children of all ages. Diagnosis is the first step, so why not see what they can do for you by booking a free visit by calling: 0749125207Meet the Letterkenny Chiropractic Team: Dr. Aram ProudmanDr. Kevin Proudman Dr. Tina TooskyCorina Mc CormackFor more information and to book your visit, call 0749125207Visit: www.letterkennychiropractic.com www.facebook.com/LetterkennyChiropracticLetterkenny Chiropractic – Meet the team giving free spinal checks this month! was last modified: September 19th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:chiropractorshealthletterkenny chiropracticspinal checklast_img read more

Irish exploration firm lists on JSE’s AltX

first_img“The approval by the JSE of our dual listing marks an important step in the company’s development and supports our strategy to be a significant African mineral exploration and development company,” Kibo Mining CEO Noel O’Keefe said in a statement last week. The dual listing also frees capital to consolidate the company’s position in the industry by acquisition of other potential mineral assets. South African individuals will be able to acquire Kibo shares on the JSE, without restriction. Consequently, the purchase of Kibo shares by a South African individual would not affect their R2-million offshore investment allowance. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Listing on the AltX, a separate board of the JSE that focuses on quality, high-growth companies, also raises the profile of Kibo Mining, while providing the company with an additional market through which its projects can be funded and developed. Offshore allowancecenter_img 30 May 2011 Kibo, which has its primary listing on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM), focuses on gold and nickel projects in Tanzania. Irish mineral exploration and development company Kibo Mining plc has secured a secondary listing on the JSE’s AltX board. Through a strategic investment in Mzuri Gold, Kibo has access to one of the largest mineral right portfolios in Tanzania, both in the established and gold-prolific Lake Victoria Goldfields and in the newly emerging goldfields of eastern Tanzania between the towns of Morogoro, Dodoma and Handeni.last_img read more

How About Ditching the Annual Holiday Party?

first_imgService projects, ‘mystery trips’ are among employers’ alternatives Is the annual company holiday party still a thing?In recent years, many companies have downsized their holiday parties to less lavish affairs or hosted other types of events that replaced the traditional after-hours holiday soiree.The decision whether to host a holiday party may come down to cost or employee interest.Moving away from the traditional party “seemed to come along with businesses becoming more budget-conscious in the aftermath of the recession, but it is also consistent with the business trend of focusing on company culture,” said Catherine Wragg, senior vice president for human resources at TriNet, headquartered in Dublin, Calif., which provides HR services to small and midsize businesses. “Using that holiday budget to have more meaningful team-building activities throughout the year helps employees engage with the company on a more consistent basis and contribute their time and skills in a way that is focused on building community.”Could a Holiday Party Become a Liability?One reason companies may choose events other than the traditional party to celebrate the holidays could be the desire to avoid potential liability. An employer could be held responsible for any activities that happen during the party, and some companies have decided the risk may not be worth it, Wragg said. Employment attorneys agree that holiday parties can be risky for employers.”More bad behavior occurs at company holiday parties than at any other time of year,” said Mark F. Kluger, attorney and partner at Kluger Healey LLC in Fairfield, N.J. “The combination of the holiday season, pent-up feelings about co-workers and, most importantly, alcohol often lead to uninhibited behavior ranging from sexual harassment to expressions of intolerance.”To continue reading this on SHRM.org, please click here.last_img read more

Gossiping may start as early as 5 years old

first_imgThey’re too young to read Yelp reviews, but new research shows that preschoolers use gossip to help their peers avoid cheaters. Scientists asked a few dozen 3- and 5-year-olds to play a sharing game with two puppets. In each game, a child was supposed to give a puppet four tokens, or vice versa. One of the puppets always followed the rules, but the other cheated, giving the child too few or too many tokens. After the puppets left, the researchers brought a second child into the room and recorded any comments the first child made to the second one. Overall, only 23% of the 3-year-olds who spoke made a suggestion that had something to do with the puppet’s behavior (instead of things like its shirt color)—information that would be useful to the second child in deciding which puppet to play with, the team reports in the British Journal of Development Psychology. The 5-year-olds had better gossip. Fifty-four percent of them offered a reason for avoiding one puppet that related to that puppet’s unfair playing style, even if one puppet were breaking the rules by giving more tokens than agreed on. Because of a paucity of studies on this topic involving children, scientists previously had little evidence that people gossiped before approximately age 10. Gossip, other work has shown, helps adults form relationships with people who will cooperate with them and avoid bullies. And now we know that even preschoolers perform this valuable social function.last_img read more

TFA National Training Squads Announced

first_imgDean Springfield Rohit Prasad Sarah Peattie Tim Good Matt Prowse Jonathan Palau Jess McCall Leah Opie Kristin Boss Kristy Brennan Michael Law Oscar Sanft Danielle Davis Emilee Cherry Ashleigh Quinlan Charlotte Caslick Catherine Sargent Scott Buckley Willie Bishop Daniel Barton Lizzie Campbell Scott Bundy Tim Glazebrook Patricia Michaelopolous Nicole Beck Louise Winchester Kim Sue See Alicia Quirk Elin Mortimer Women’s Open Rob Nakhla Emily Hennessey Jordan Marshall Peta Rogerson Rachel Beck Sarah Spacie Marikki Wategocenter_img Peter Norman Kirsty Quince Cara Zaremski Sam Brisby Terry Deegan Jenna Hitch Trent Touma Kylie Hilder Dylan Thompson Steve Roberts Mixed Open Stay tuned to www.austouch.com.au for all of the latest news and information regarding the 2014 Trans Tasman Series. Related Filesnts_announcement_release-pdfRelated LinksNational Training Squads Leah Percy Touch Football Australia (TFA) is proud to announce its National Training Squads for the 2014 Trans Tasman Series against arch rivals New Zealand, which will take place in Mudgee, New South Wales in April, 2014.The Open teams (Men’s, Women’s and Mixed) will be looking to win back the prestigious Trans Tasman trophy following a loss to New Zealand in the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series, with the Women’s team the only side of the three to win their division.The squads consist of 18 players across the divisions yet to represent Australia at an Open’s level, with plenty of exciting up-and-coming talent selected in the squads following Australia’s Youth division clean sweep over New Zealand in the Super Trans Tasman Series. While there are some new faces in the squads, the teams will still contain a great deal of international experience, with the three Open’s teams combined comprising a total of more than 550 Australian Touch Football caps.Touch Football Australia wishes to congratulate the following players who have been named in the Australian squads: Melissa Peters Kristian Congoo Maddison Studdon Simon Lang Matt Tope Laura Peattie Justin Mitchell Dan Withers Luke Tonegato Lawrence Oberleuter Michael Chapman James Shute Claire Winchester Men’s Open Adam Pryde Sebe Rey Nick Good Stuart Brierty Dylan Hennessey Nicole McHugh Ben Moylanlast_img read more

15 days agoAlisson the world’s best says Liverpool coach Achterberg

first_imgAlisson the world’s best says Liverpool coach Achterbergby Ansser Sadiq15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool coach John Achterberg believes that keeper Alisson Becker is the best in the world.The Brazilian is the club’s no.1 shot stopper and contributed significantly to their Champions League win last season.He pulled off several big game saves to ensure the Reds were shutting out the opposition. And Achterberg believes he is the best in the world in his position.”It is tough for me to say as a goalkeeper coach but it’s definitely how I see it [he is the best],” says Achterberg to the Liverpool Echo.”I think he has been the most consistent if you look at all the goalkeepers around, that is the truth. “Now we try to maintain it and keep it like this for the next five or six years. He has set his targets and we try to push it that way, that is the plan.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

IHE ends in Delhi

first_imgIndia International Hospitality Expo (IHE), which was recently held at India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida became the most powerful networking forum by witnessing an astounding line up of trade discussions, knowledge sessions, master classes, awards night and more.This year, the event hosted more than 650 exhibitors from all over the world into the broad categories like Food & Kitchen Equipment; Furnishing, Lifestyle & Décor; to name a few Global brands also launched their latest products as part of the IHE platform. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainPeople like Chef Manjit Gill, President IFCA; Chef Devender Kumar, President, ICF; Hari Dadoo, Fair President; and others contributed immensely for making IHE a bigger and successful event. With support from top industry bodies like Indian Angel Network HOTREMAI, ARCHII, PPFI, FSAI, ICF, IFCA, and FSSAI, and others, the show saw a new culinary height this year. IHE had a robust conference programme with top hospitality professionals as speakers, a series of Masterclasses by world-renowned chefs from India and abroad, wine sommelier training by a renowned Italian sommelier Luca Carmignani; a hospitality-inspired fashion show and an FSSAI conclave on Food Safety – IHE’ 19. Besides, a host of competitions in the food arena were also a part of the event. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardWorld recognised CEO’s, GM’s and executive chefs of restaurants and hotel chain owners made for stellar panelists for conducting various knowledge sessions. This year the expo emphasised on Himachal Pradesh being the ‘Focus State’ with several events being organised by the Tourism Department of the Government of Himachal Pradesh and Himachal Tourism Development Corporation. International countries like Vietnam, Indonesia, Peru, El Salvador, Ecuador, and others supported the expo by displaying an array of products and services from their region. Rakesh Kumar, Chairman IEML and Director-General EPCH said, “IHE 2019 concluded on a very satisfactory note. We had over 22,000 visitors from all parts of the country. We are thrilled to see the response from overseas.” Seeing this success and interest among the visitors, the next edition will take place from August 5 – 8, 2020, he informed. Hari Dadoo, President of the fair, said, “This edition of IHE was much more successful than last year. We plan to make the next edition much bigger and better.”last_img read more

Murder trial hears of lovers panicked attempts to reach Richard Oland

first_imgSAINT JOHN, N.B. — The woman Richard Oland was having an extramarital affair with has described the anger and then the panic she felt as she tried in vain to reach her multimillionaire lover in the hours after he was bludgeoned to death in his office.The videotaped testimony of Diana Sedlacek, a former real estate agent in Saint John who was romantically involved with Oland for eight years, was played at the retrial of Dennis Oland on Tuesday. Oland, 50, has been charged with the second-degree murder of his father on July 6, 2011.In the space of time between 6:44 p.m. on July 6 until late in the morning of July 7, Sedlacek told the court about the text messages she sent Richard Oland, ranging from swearing and threatening to call his home, to praying for him.“Stop this f…… around and answer your damn phone,” she texted on the night of July 6, at which time police believe Richard Oland was lying dead on the floor of his Saint John office, killed by repeated blows to the head.Later the next day, after she watched Richard Oland’s car being towed from his office parking lot by police, she wrote, “I love you. God be with you my love. Praying, praying.”She said she feared he may have had a heart attack.The prosecution is presenting Sedlacek’s testimony from Dennis Oland’s first trial in 2015. In agreement with Oland’s defence team, video replays of several witnesses are being shown at the new trial to save time.Oland was convicted in 2015, but the verdict was set aside on appeal in 2016 and a second trial ordered. It is being held before judge alone in the Saint John Court of Queen’s Bench.The defence did not cross-examine Sedlacek.Prosecutors have told the court they believe Dennis Oland’s anger over his father’s extramarital affair may have contributed to motive in what they describe as a “rage killing.”Sedlacek’s numerous text messages and the responses, or lack of response, from Richard Oland are also being used by prosecutors to help establish a timeline of the multimillionaire’s final hours.There were no voice conversations between Sedlacek and Oland on July 6, 2011 – all communication between the two was through texts on their iPhones.The messages start out happy and cosy in the earlier part of July 6.“Morning Lixxxx on Goldn Gun,” reads her note to Richard at 9:08 a.m. Sedlacek tells the court this was a “term of endearment.”“Did Zu find note? – re Our Trip.”Oland and Sedlacek were planning a road trip to Portland, Me., later that month. Most of the exchanges concern arrangements for the getaway.Both Sedlacek and Oland were married to others.Her last message to Richard Oland, before his phone was turned off, was at 6:44 p.m. – a key time in the murder investigation. Dennis Oland, the last known person to have seen his father alive, would have just left the office a few minutes prior to that 6:44 text, on his way back to his home in Rothesay.The trial already has heard that last message to Richard Oland’s cell phone pinged off a tower in Rothesay near the Renforth wharf, where Dennis Oland had stopped on his way home to see if his children where there.Sedlacek did not receive any responses to her messages to Richard Oland past the early afternoon of July 6, 2011.Oland was 69 at the time of his death. Sedlacek described Oland, a member of the prominent Maritime beer-brewing family, as an avid skier and talked about his love of sailing.The trial is expected to last until mid-March.Chris Morris, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Kevin De Bruyne returns to training at Man City

first_imgManchester City have received a welcome boost by the return of Kevin De Bruyne after a seven-week absenceThe Belgian playmaker sustained a knee injury in a training session just days after City’s opening day 2-0 win away to Arsenal in August, which ruled him out for the next three months.But, following manager Pep Guardiola’s comments that De Bruyne could return to training this week, City have now confirmed the news.The 27-year-old joined the rest of the first-team for a morning training session as City prepare for their Champions League trip to Hoffenheim on Tuesday.No timetable for De Bruyne’s return to competitive action has been released yet by City, although it’s understood that the player himself is planning on coming back for the Manchester derby on November 11.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Despite a foot injury, Sergio Aguero was also in attendance during the training session as City hope to bounce back from their Group F opening defeat to Lyon last month.Back in training! 💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/ABeELZU7MA— Kevin De Bruyne (@DeBruyneKev) October 1, 2018last_img read more