first_img…calls on Opposition to nominate State Board representativesNatural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman has defended Government’s move to place under conservation another 2 million hectares of forestlands, in wake of criticisms from Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.The minister is also calling on the Parliamentary Opposition to take up its constitutional responsibility to nominate individuals to serve on the respective state boards for natural resource management.With the recent signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Guyana Government pledged to put two million hectares of forest under conservation, however Jagdeo had criticised the move, explaining that the productive sector is likely to suffer tremendously as a result.Responding to these concerns, Minister Trotman dispatched a correspondence to the Opposition Leader explaining why the move would be beneficial to Guyana.“Far from closing off development opportunities, the conservation of an additional 2 million hectares will bolster our economic development, rather than hinder it.The world has changed and the value of our forests to mitigate climate change has created a new value for our standing forest.And more than that, by protecting the coastal conservancies and their watersheds we protect our coastal farmers; conserving rivers’ headwaters will help us weather the droughts that we know will be a part of climate change,” the correspondence stated.Trotman explained that the conservation of 2 million hectares not only helps us meet our commitments to emissions reduction under the Paris Accords and our REDD+ agreement with Norway, but also our long-standing commitment to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, (UNCBD) (signed by Guyana in 1992 and ratified in 1994 with bipartisan support.)He noted that Guyana is currently one of the last nations in South America to meet the UNCBD commitment – to conserve 17 per cent of our land area by 2020.“If we include the WaiWai Community Owned Conservation Area at Konashen we currently stand at 8.3% conserved, two million additional hectares will get us to the 17 per cent target,” he stated.The minister reiterated that his government intends to build a truly “Green Economy”, expanding on the previous government’s attempt at a Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), to build a prosperous nation where all Guyanese benefit from responsible stewardship of the country’s national heritage.He further added that President David Granger’s commitment to create protected areas for recreation and education in each of our 10 Regions will contribute to an improved quality of life for allTrotman explained that the expansion of Guyana’s National Protected Area System (NPAS) also provides the basis for expanding nature-based tourism, one of the fastest growing industries in the world, and one in which Guyana has many competitive advantages.In closing, the minister urged the Opposition Leader to nominate its representatives in order to ensure inclusive decision making prevails in the management of the natural resources sector:“Unlike in the past, these boards are fully functional entities that have control and decision-making authority over their respective agencies and commissions. They also provide input on policy, and the Government of Guyana is fully respectful of their critical role and contribution. The general public will be happy to know that, except for the nominees you are still to name, the boards are fully constituted – inclusive of representatives from across the political spectrum.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Winter League has now commenced and this year will be played over 14 holes, also members can only play on competition days so as to make it fairer for all. It will run to the end of March ( Full details in the Pro-Shop)The Ardara Motor Parts Monthly Medal was played on Sunday and once again Manus Boyle Jnr. was the winner going round in 80 strokes off a handicap of 6 in blustery conditionsResults Saturday Open 5the Nov. 1st Seamus Mc Donagh (14) 33pts, Ardara Motor Parts Monthly Medal 6th Nov. 1st Manus Boyle Jnr. (6) 74, 2nd John Molloy (10) 77, 3rd Patsy Harkin (20) 78, Front Nine Sean Whyte (11) 38, Back Nine Declan Haughey (12) 38Fixtures Open every Wed. Sat/Sun. 13th/14th Nov. Club Competition Golf Notice: Nairn and Portnoo Winter League has now commenced was last modified: November 8th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:golfNairn and PortnooSportlast_img read more

first_imgPix: Gabrielle Gallagher, St Mary’s ConvoyWords By Donal O Searcaigh: Development Officer with Donegal Ladies GFA: A Festival of Football was what was on show this morning at St Mary’s GAA club in Convoy, brilliant hosts of the All-County U12 blitz. From 9.30am buses, cars and walkers converged for this county Development Blitz.By 10.05am all teams had signed in and were ready for action,18 clubs teams were ready to do battle for their own clubs honour.After a short briefing on the aims of the Blitz to club coaches we were ready for the off.And at 10.30am on the button we had our first games up and running and in total – through the sun, rain and and wee breeze – we got all 34 games played. Four new young whistlers took charge of all the games –  Jade Leeper from MacCumhaills, Aideen Meehan from Dungloe, Caoimhe MacPhaidin O’Domhnaill from Gaoth Dobhair and Ciaran Gallagher from Naomh Muire.It was great to see new referees starting up and well done!The clubs and Club Coaches are to be complimented for getting their teams there on time and playing some fine sporting games throughout the day.The organising committee did an excellent job in running the competition so well on the day and are to be congratulated.A very special and big THANK YOU must go to the St Mary’s Club in Convoy for the use of their fine sporting facilities and the team of club members who made sure everything was played in a safe and secure environment.It was also great to see our county senior ladies there to cheer on and offer advice to the young stars of the future. Finally the young girls and their families who took part today should be commended – without your commitment to our game we could not have such a great day of football!Mol an Óige!Donal Some of the Donegal Senior Ladies squad were on hand to give encouragement to the teams PICTURE SPECIAL: FESTIVAL OF GIRLS FOOTBALL AT ALL-COUNTY U-12 BLITZ was last modified: July 12th, 2014 by John2Share 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:convoyDevelopment squadDonegal Ladies GFCSt Mary’s GAA clublast_img read more

first_imgHarry Redknapp is interested in Millwall midfielder Liam Trotter, the Daily Mirror say.It comes after the QPR manager went to watch a recent game at Millwall, where R’s striker Rob Hulse is currently on loan.Trotter did not feature in the match because of a knee injury, but it is claimed that Redknapp plans another trip to watch him and hopes the player could help Championship-bound Rangers get back to the Premier League.Fulham, Southampton and Norwich are also said to be keen on Trotter, who is apparently rated at £2m.This page is regularly updated.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I look forward to them every year — the stories from visits to Ohio Century Farms.In my estimation, taking a couple of hours to step back in time to the earliest days of Ohio agriculture is time vastly better spent compared to watching any reality television, soap opera or televised sporting event that can be conjured up. And, the stories are real — not a statement that applies to reality television.Seriously, there could be some really good “based upon actual events” movies made from Century Farm stories that were instrumental in shaping the state’s top economic driver today. The stories of these seldom-noticed gems of Ohio history are sitting right under our noses and are vastly more entertaining, informative and incredible than the most dynamic sporting matchup or even a hotly debated interview with a man who decided he wanted to be a lady.The Ohio Century Farm program started in 1993 as a joint effort between the Ohio History Connection, Ohio’s Country Journal and the Ohio Department of Agriculture. As you read the stories, take a few moments to put into perspective what these people actually did to make a new life on an Ohio farm. It is truly amazing to think about leaving everything you have known behind to hop on a ship and carve out a life for yourself and your descendants amid the some harshest conditions imaginable. They left what they knew for a chance of success in the unknown. Put yourself in their well-traveled shoes. Would you do it? Could you do it?My guess is that most people in our modern society would have a pretty tough time matching the determination, grit and work ethic of the founders of these farms who — let’s face it — had to be half crazy to do what they did. What drove them to seek out such hardship and sacrifice? What gave them the strength to carry on?Without fail, every Century Farm has a story that offers a perspective that seems to be increasingly rare in today’s society. The Blausey family farm started out in the middle of a terrible swamp that few others were determined enough to inhabit. The Good-Woodruff Farm has its roots in an incredible love story that spanned an ocean and defied the conventions of the day.These stories are fascinating to hear in person and I hope their value and the perspective they offer comes through the pages of this publication. Hopefully you get the chance to let these stories take you to a time and place that offers stark contrasts to our modern lives.Think about how our forefathers lived. Even once they settled on the farms after daunting journeys to get there, there was drama in simply surviving from one day to the next through most of their lives. Food didn’t come from a take out window or a store — it came from the garden and the barn and the cellar. They didn’t need to seek entertainment via the remote control or a trip to the movie theater. They lived real life movies against the elements every day. They faced head on the struggles of life and death, love and loss, heat and cold, and rain and shine that we have been working hard to insulate ourselves from ever since. They toiled endlessly because their very survival depended upon it.After hearing the arduous tales of Century Farms, it never fails to make me appreciate all that we have today a little bit more. We are incredibly fortunate that our ancestors worked so hard to create better lives for their children. Now we get to enjoy the fruits of their labor and hopefully we can heed the lessons they teach us that are more valuable than anything that can be learned on reality TV.last_img read more

first_imgMounting a blistering attack on the Congress-JMM-RJD alliance in Jharkhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday alleged that its “self-seeking” past governments were driven by the “lust for power”, and exploited the mineral-rich State’s resources while neglecting the people. He also accused the previous Congress governments at the Centre of procrastinating resolution of the Kashmir issue and the Ayodhya dispute. “This election is a contest between those who serve and those who loot. The Congress has problems, we have the solutions. They have accusations, we have the report of the work we have done. They have empty promises, we have the proof of development,” Mr. Modi said at a rally in Daltonganj.Social justiceMr. Modi asserted the BJP was committed to the five principles of social justice — stability, good governance, prosperity, respect for all and security. Maoism flourished under the non-BJP governments due to political instability, he said. “Governments were made through the back door. There were alliances of self-seekers who were driven by the lust for power (satta bhog) and exploited the resources of the State. They had their eyes on the riches found beneath the surface of the earth and cared little for those living on the earth. How would it then have been possible to give electricity, roads and water to people? Set up industries?” he said.‘Free from Naxalism’At another rally in Gumla, Mr. Modi said when people would vote for the ‘lotus’ (BJP’s poll symbol) once again, “I believe the backbone of Naxalism will break completely.” Raising the issue of forest rights of tribals, he said, “The BJP is committed to protecting your right to Jal, Jungle, Jameen (water, forest and land).”last_img read more

first_imgOrlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) goes up for a 3-pointer during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)ORLANDO, Florida — The Orlando Magic showed no mercy on an undermanned New Orleans team, routing the punchless Pelicans.Evan Fournier scored 22 points and Aaron Gordon had 20 as the Magic took advantage of the Pelicans playing without All-Star Anthony Davis and beat New Orleans 119-96 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event LATEST STORIES Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving “Overall, we’ve been pretty good lately,” Fournier said. “We’re locked in, pressuring the ball, being physical. It’s kind of becoming automatic now. We’ve really gotten better defensively.”Stanley Johnson led the Pelicans with 18 points. Fellow reserve Ian Clark had 17 and Frank Jackson was the only starter in double figures with 14. The Pelicans were outrebounded 65-49.Davis was with the Pelicans a month ago when they were routed 118-88 by Orlando.“For some reason, this is a terrible matchup for us,” Pelicans’ coach Alvin Gentry said. “Those are our two worst losses this year. It’s just one of those things where the matchups have not been good to us and we have had a tough time keeping them off the boards.”Davis left Orlando on Wednesday morning to return to New Orleans to be with his daughter who was ill.ADVERTISEMENT Behind rookie Collin Sexton, Cavs thwart bruised, Giannis-less Bucks Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other “His daughter is really sick,” Gentry said at the morning shootaround. “He went back to make sure everything is fine. It’s serious enough that he needed to go back there.”Orlando held a 22-point halftime lead and never let the advantage go below 15 in the second half. Payton hit a follow-shot layup to cut New Orleans deficit to 76-61 with 6:23 left in the third period and prompt a timeout by the Magic.After the timeout, Vucevic drained a wide-open 3-pointer and blocked two shots to ignite a 15-0 run that sealed it. New Orleans missed 11 straight shots and turned the ball over twice during the run. The Pelicans trailed 98-67 going into the fourth quarter.“It wasn’t anything I said (during the timeout), we just played a lot better defensively,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “I think our defense is more consistent every night.”The game was all but decided at halftime when Orlando took a 68-46 lead. The Magic didn’t have to work hard offensively, hitting seven of 15 3-pointers and overpowering the Pelicans inside for layups or free throws.Vucevic had almost as many rebounds (14) as the Pelicans (18) in the first half when New Orleans shooting provided plenty of opportunities. The Pelicans started the game 1 for 14 from the field and didn’t get much better after that, finishing the half 18 of 52 (34.6 percent).TIP-INSPelicans: G E’Twaun Moore missed his seventh straight game with a quad contusion.Magic: Orlando’s starting five outscored New Orleans’ starters 78-43, including 50-19 in the first half. … Orlando had two, potential four-point plays in the first half. Ross missed his free throw in the first period, but Fournier converted his in the second period. … Orlando had 10 blocks, one shy of its season high.UP NEXT Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Terrence Ross had 19 points and Nikola Vucevic added 15 points and 17 rebounds for the Magic, who had little trouble finding shots inside or outside against the defenseless Pelicans. Orlando is chasing Miami for the final spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs.“We know we have a chance to play our way into the playoffs,” Gordon said. “We have some really talented guys on the defensive end and it’s all starting to come together.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsDefense was all the Magic players wanted to talk about. They limited New Orleans to 37.3 percent shooting and completely eliminated Pelican point guard Elfrid Payton, who was on a roll coming into the game.Payton, who had triple-doubles in five straight games, finished with seven points, two assists and three rebounds. The only other NBA players with a triple-double in five straight games are Russell Westbrook (four times), Oscar Robertson (three), Wilt Chamberlain (two) and Michael Jordan (once). SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Google Philippines names new country director Pelicans: Host Houston on Sunday.Magic: Play their fourth straight home game Friday against Memphis.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. After registering three consecutive victories in the home leg, Dabang Delhi will be looking to have a perfect finish as they gear up to take on Patna Pirates at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex on August 30. The 66th match of PKL 2019 week six will start at 8:30 pm. Delhi, who have consolidated their position at top of the points table, will take on bottom-placed Patna Pirates in Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Season 7’s second match of Friday.The Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 is into its sixth week. The seventh season of Pro Kabaddi League featuring twelve teams started on July 20. The final of PKL 2019 is scheduled for October 19. The participating teams are Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls, Dabang Delhi KC, Gujarat Fortunegiants, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltan, Tamil Thalaivas, Telugu Titans, U Mumba and UP Yoddha. What time will Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Dabang Delhi vs Patna Pirates start?The 66th match of PKL 2019 is scheduled to start at 8:30 pm. The match between Dabang Delhi vs Patna Pirates will be played at Thyagaraj Sports Complex in New Delhi.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Dabang Delhi vs Patna Pirates on TV?The PKL Season 7 Dabang Delhi vs Patna Pirates clash can be viewed on the television sets on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Dabang Delhi vs Patna Pirates match on live streaming?The live streaming of the Dabang Delhi vs Patna Pirates, Pro Kabaddi League 2019 will be available on Hotstar. dabang delhi kcPatna PiratespklPKL 7 First Published: August 30, 2019, 3:34 PM ISTlast_img read more

first_img Bala Devifootballindian footballIndian women’s football team First Published: October 30, 2019, 5:08 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. National Women’s Championships second highest goalscorer Kamala Devi and Indian Women’s League (IWL) winner with Sethu FC Indumathi Kathiresan remained sidelined as the All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced the Indian women’s national team for the friendlies in Vietnam.The team is currently at the national camp as they prepare to play two FIFA friendlies against Vietnam on November 3 and 6. Kamala Devi, who is one of the seven Manipuri players who went on protest over differences with head coach Maymol Rocky and assistant coach Chaoba Devi, scored 20 goals at the Nationals last month in Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh. While two of the protesters – Bala Devi and Panthoi Chanu – have made it back to the squad, the rest – Kamala, Kshetrimayum Margaret Devi, Kashmina MS, Umapati Devi and Ranjibala Devi – are yet to see the light.In a telephonic conversation with News18.com, Kamala had said after the Nationals, “If I get a call-up on merit, I can speak and sort things out. I don’t want to say sorry and ask them to call me back into the national setup.”On the other hand, Indumathi has been reportedly sitting out due to her employers, Tamil Nadu Police, not giving her a clearance to play football for the state or the country.Karthika Angamuthu, a midfielder with Sethu FC, has received her first call-up for the national team.Here is the full squad announced by the AIFF:GOALKEEPERS: Aditi Chauhan, Panthoi Chanu, M Linthoingambi DeviDEFENDERS: Jabamani Tudu, Ashalata Devi, Michel Castanha, Sweety Devi, Ranjana Chanu, W Linthoingambi DeviMIDFIELDERS: Roja Devi, Grace Lalrampari, Karthika Angamuthu, Manisha, Ratanbala Devi, Ritu Rani, Sangita Basfore, Sanju, Sumithra KamrajFORWARDS: Anju Tamang, Dangmei Grace, Daya Devi, Bala Devi, Renu last_img read more

first_imgBarcelona, Jul 4 (AFP) Barcelona denied today that they illegally bought a transplant liver for their former defender Eric Abidal. Contacted by AFP, a Barcelona court said it had investigated a possible crime of organ trafficking for more than a year before deciding not to proceed because of a lack of evidence. “FC Barcelona roundly deny any irregularity in the matter,” the club said in a statement in English on their website. Abidal, a former France international, received a liver transplant in April 2012 at the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona and resumed his playing career a year later before retiring in 2014. On Wednesday morning, online newspaper El Confidencial reported that a telephone tap of former club president Sandro Rosell, suggested that the club illegally acquired a liver for the player. Rossell is due to face trial on charges of money laundering in connection with Brazilian TV rights sales and was also investigated for the deal which brought Neymar to Barcelona.Abidal, who is 38, was named Barcelona’s sport director in June. “The club are saddened by the lack of rigour in the spreading of such information about such a sensitive issue,” said the Barcelona statement. The clinic and the Spanish organ donation organisation (ONT) both issued statements denying any wrong-doing, although ONT added that it had opened an internal investigation. (AFP) ATKATKlast_img read more