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Theft suspect nabbed

first_imgILOILO City – Police arrested a 54-year-oldman facing theft charges in Barangay Julia, Libacao, Aklan. He was detained in the lockup cell ofthe municipal police station. Resident Eleuterio Zagales had beenhiding from the police for a year. The court recommended a P6,000 for Zagales’temporary liberty./PN Zagales was nabbed on the strength of anarrest warrant around 8:25 a.m. on Oct. 5, police said. last_img

Mayweather: Why I fell out with rap legend 50 Cent

first_img Loading… Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single Movie5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World Mayweather’s spending habits are notorious. He has a car collection worth millions that includes FOUR Rolls Royces and two Bugattis – both worth in excess of £1m each. Money also loves his bling and reportedly spent just under £1m on a diamond-encrusted Hublot watch during a shopping trip in Dubai. And in his own typical style, Mayweather explained that he is living the most comfortable of lives. He added: “My thing is this. This is the truth. “Right now today, I could sit in my house and do nothing for the rest of my life and I would still collect money every week until the casket closed.” 50 Cent was once a valued member of Mayweather’s circle with the pair inseparable. read also:Nigeria boxer, Efe Ajagba joins Floyd Mayweather’s ex-manager But their recent online feud traces back to 2012, when Mayweather was released from prison. Jackson claimed he was owed money by the boxer having taken care of the fighter’s promotional banner. Despite the back and forths between the two, Mayweather said the beef was totally random and he never put a foot wrong with the American artist. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Boxing legend, Floyd Mayweather, has said that 50 Cent fell out with him because he wouldn’t “give him half of his company”. The two global megastars have been at loggerheads since 2012, having previously been great friends. Mayweather has previously said that the fall-out was down to business disagreements. And now, speaking to the Champside podcast, the retired undefeated boxer has elaborated on some of the finer details. Talking about his former friend, the 43-year-old said: “You can’t hang out with me every day for years then all of a sudden if I don’t give you half of my company you’re like ‘you’re dumb, you’re stupid, you can’t do this and you can’t do that’. “But if I can’t do all these things, why are you hanging around with me? That’s all I’m trying to add. “If I’m such a person that doesn’t know certain things, and I’m not that sharp, why you want to be around with me every day.” In February this year rapper 50 Cent claimed that Mayweather needed to return to boxing as he had “run out of money”. Mayweather officially walked away from the ring in 2017 after beating UFC star Conor McGregor in a lucrative crossover bout. 50 Cent – real name Curtis Jackson – told Hot 97: “I think he got to right now because the money’s gone. “It’s the fight, get the money, spend the money, fight. “With the lifestyle that money’s gone. Trust me. Now it’s like if you call him he’ll be at your local nightclub because he needs that action right now.”last_img read more

Other Sports Pro Kabaddi League 2018: Telugu Titans beat Patna Pirates 41-36

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Visakhapatnam: Telugu Titans ended their home leg of Vivo Pro Kabaddi League Season 6 in style, beating defending champions Patna Pirates 41-36 here Thursday. Rahul Chaudhari, who became the second man to reach the 800-raid point mark in Pro Kabaddi, led the Titans’ charge with 13 points. Nilesh Salunke supported Chaudhari well and scored 9 raid points.Pardeep Narwal had a slow first half yet top scored for the Patna Pirates with 12 points. Both Patna Pirates and Telugu Titans remain in contention for a place in the playoffs.Telugu Titans got off to a dream start as Nilesh Salunke made a super raid and took out four Patna players in the second minute. Vijay made a two-point raid in the third minute as Patna Pirates trailed 2-6.Also Read | IPL 2019 Auctions: Five uncapped Indian players who stole the show with big bucksIn the fourth minute Telugu Titans inflicted an all out to lead 11-5. Patna’s star raider Pardeep Narwal was struggling to get points on board and that reflected in Patna’s performance.It was the Pirates’ defence that kept them in the first half. They trailed 11-19 after 14 minutes but things got worse as they suffered another all out in the 15th minute.With Narwal unable to get off the mark in the first half, Patna Pirates went into the break trailing 15-26.last_img read more

Victor Moses: Return of the Rejected Stone

first_imgAfter a superlative performance for Wigan Athletic during the 2011/12 season, the coaching crew of Chelsea signed  Victor Moses. But as a result of not having enough playing time, he went on a season-long loan to rivals, Liverpool, in September 2013. He was shipped to Stoke City and later West Ham the following season. With a new man at the helm of affairs at Stamford after the sack of Jose Mourinho, Moses found a new lease of life. Kunle Adewalewrites“Coaches come with different styles and formation and that a player could not fit into a particular formation does not mean he’s not good. The fact that Victor Moses did not fit into Mourinho’s style does not mean he’s not a good player. Now that a coach whose formation Moses fits into is in charge, he is getting enough playing time,” Mutiu Adepoju told THISDAY in an interview.Moses was named man-of-the-match in Chelsea’s away win at Middlesbrough last Sunday, as he continued his exceptional run of form. “The Premier League is harder every season, so we just want to make sure we stay on top now. We showed a lot of character today. In the second half, they came at us but we were really strong at the back. I’m delighted to be in the first 11. I just want to keep on enjoying my form.“I’ve been on loan three times, but we’ve got a good manager here who wants to give the young players a chance, so I just want to stay in the starting 11 now,” he told Sky Sports.After his loan spell with Stoke City, Moses was in 2014 handed the number 20 jersey of Chelsea, which was last won by Brazilian born Portuguese star, Deco, and many observers were of the opinion then that Mourinho was at last satisfied with the Nigerian international and he would be part of his plan for the 2014/15 season, but it was not to be.With the arrival of Conte at the Bridge, Moses has gone from being outcast to playing a key role for Chelsea.In a telephone chat with THISDAY, former Nigeria international, Paul Okoku, said “Moses is reaping the hard work and effort” at improving his game while on loan.“It was not that Conte just woke up and decided to be playing Moses. He had definitely seen him play during his loan spell and knew he suits his style of play. Moreover, Moses too had put in so much effort to improve his game and that is what he is enjoying today,” Okoku said.Conte however insistsed he spotted the former Crystal Palace winger’s ability almost immediately.  “I could see his potential from the first days of the summer training camp. Moses has important qualities: technique, physical strength, the ability to cover 70 metres of the pitch,” Conte said.Before the start of this season, Moses had not played a league game for Chelsea for more than three years, but now he has a key role in the 3-4-3 system that has taken them top of the Premier League. His current situation is a huge turnaround for a player who, partly because of injury, started only 38 league games in the past three seasons, completing 90 minutes just 12 times.He has a new lease of life because Blues manager Antonio Conte has given him a chance at right wing-back. It is a new position for the Nigeria international, but it suits his strengths and, as he showed in Chelsea’s win over Middlesbrough on Sunday.“I played as a wing-back a lot during my career, particularly when I was younger in the mid-to-late 1990s when that system was least popular in the Premier League. I used to enjoy it because, like Moses, it suited my game. Like him, I was more of an attacker than a defender and wing-backs have the freedom to get forward when they want.“You have to be disciplined defensively and decide when to join the attack or hold back, but you have the freedom of the touchline and the ability to impose yourself on the game far more than you can as a normal winger. By timing your runs, you can come from deep with a head of steam and burst into great positions – the sort of thing that Moses was doing against Boro when he used his power and pace to great effect,” Conte said.It helps Moses that he has got a really stable set-up behind him thanks to N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic. Moses knows at least one of them will drop in too, so Chelsea’s three-man defence is rarely left without cover even if he does not get back. So, he can really bomb forward as much as he likes, especially in games like Sunday where his side were on top for long spells.Moses is fast and fit and another reason he is good at getting back is that he has got his manager on the sidelines screaming at him. He will not mind getting instructions like that because he is learning the position as he goes. Moses is doing a very good job already, but he will definitely get better the longer he plays in that role.However, it might be a bit trickier for Moses when he is playing against a team like Liverpool with three up front because, if he still pushes up, there is far more of a risk of leaving his defence exposed.But he will learn about that when the time comes and the next two weeks should provide a decent enough test when Chelsea plays Tottenham and Manchester City.His emergence as Chelsea’s unlikely hero after switching from striker to wing-back is one of the stories of the season.Pates, a sports teacher who helped mould Moses’ raw talent at Whitgift School in Croydon, says it is wonderful to see his former protégé playing so superbly as Chelsea top the Premier League.Pates said: “He’s having a fantastic season, he is playing really well and it really suits him. I would never in a million years have said he would be a wing-back. You just didn’t think that was the role he would have taken up and enjoyed. But he has developed, he’s proved a lot of people wrong and it looks like he absolutely loves it to me.”Moses was born in Lagos to a pastor. When he was 11, his parents were among thousands killed by rioters. A week later with his travel being paid for by relatives, he came to Britain as an asylum seeker. He attended Stanley Technical High School, now known as the Harris Academy, in South Norwood. Scouted playing football in the local Tandridge League for Cosmos 90 FC Crystal Palace approached him, with the club’s Selhurst Park stadium just streets away from his school.Moses first came to prominence at 14 after scoring 50 goals for Palace’s under-14 side. Playing for three years at both Whitgift and Palace, Moses scored over 100 goals as well as helping Whitgift win many School Cups, including a National Cup where he scored all five goals in the final against Healing School of Grimsby o at the Walkers Stadium, Leicester.Moses joined Chelsea from Wigan for £9m in 2012 and scored 10 goals in his first 12 months with Chelsea’s first team, five of which helped the club claim the Europa League. He was an exciting prospect at Wigan, but he has failed to fulfill his potential at Chelsea, as he has been used only sparingly.Pates, who made 346 appearances for Chelsea between 1979 and 1988, said he could never have imagined that the Nigeria international would adapt so well to the role.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Michigan State Police troopers teach first-graders valuable safety tips

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — First-graders and junior kindergartners at Ella White Elementary had a few special visitors in their classroom on Tuesday afternoon.Two members of Michigan State Police’s Alpena Post discussed tips for safety with the students. Trooper Ashley Simpson described the importance of gun safety, stranger danger, and finding trusting adults to console in if any problems should arise. The kids also got the chance to learn a little bit about what it takes to be a police officer.“She [Trooper Simpson] talked to us a little bit about what education it takes to be a police officer so, that gets kids thinking beyond elementary school and the classroom and I love that when we can do that,” said First-Grade Teacher Amy Weide.Troopers stop by the classroom every year to provide these helpful tips. Kids had to take a mini quiz to show what lessons they learned from the presentation. The MSP troopers also showed the kids their belt and described what each tool was and how it is used. At the end, badge stickers were handed out to the kids in hopes of inspiring a few new officers down the line. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, Ella White Elementary School, First-Grade, Lessons, michigan state police, Michigan State Police Alpena Post, Police, Safety, TipsContinue ReadingPrevious How overloaded school bags lead to functional scoliosisNext Ella White Elementary fifth-graders adopt Sytek Parklast_img read more

NBA free agency 2019: Ranking the top 30 free agents, starting with Kawhi Leonard

first_img11. Nikola VucevicComing off his first All-Star season, Vucevic is looking to cash in, and it looks as though the Magic will give him that cash to stay in Orlando. His playoff showing against the Raptors (11.2 points per game, 36.2 percent shooting) figured to take some teams out of the running. Vucevic is better off operating as a secondary or tertiary option rather than the main source of offense.12. DeMarcus CousinsCousins’ free agency will be fascinating. After accepting a one-year deal with the Warriors last summer, he could do something similar with a contender to build up his value, or he might take the biggest payday regardless of where the team finished in last season’s standings. His injury history only adds more questions to the equation.13. Kristaps PorzingisMore injury concerns here, but Porzingis flashed tantalizing potential over 186 games with the Knicks. It’s unlikely any team pulls the restricted free agent away from the Mavericks. They are prepared to offer a rich deal after trading for Porzingis back in February. The season is over, and the NBA Draft is complete. That means the NBA’s 2019 free agency period is in full swing.With a talented group of free agents hitting the market, the landscape of the league could change quickly over the course of just a few days. The decision of Kawhi Leonard alone will have a huge impact on the championship chase over multiple seasons, and there will be plenty of other impact players available beyond the 2019 Finals MVP. 14. Bojan Bogdanovic”Bogey” quietly had a terrific season for the Pacers, averaging 18.0 points on 49.7 percent shooting (42.5 percent on 3-pointers) in 81 games. He is a shooter with size (6-8), and that’s attractive to just about every team.15. Malcolm Brogdon​It would likely take a massive offer for the Bucks to not match on Brogdon, who is a restricted free agent. There is a chance that could happen, though, because Brodgon can defend either guard spot while posting 50/40/90 shooting splits. He’s also only 26 years old. Reports are the 76ers may be willing to make Milwaukee’s decision extremely difficult. 6. Klay ThompsonLet’s keep this one simple. Despite suffering a torn ACL in the 2019 NBA Finals, Thompson should receive a max deal from the Warriors, keeping the “Splash Brothers” together as Golden State shifts to the new Chase Center in San Francisco.7. Khris MiddletonMiddleton doesn’t jump out quite like the guys ahead of him, but he’s a real difference-maker for the Bucks. They are probably going to give him the max (or something close to it). His shooting and perimeter defense make him the ideal wing in today’s NBA. Plus, he complements Giannis Antetokounmpo’s game extremely well.8. Tobias HarrisHarris’ age, size, shooting and positional versatility could push a team to put the max on the table, but a disappointing playoff performance with the 76ers (15.5 points per game, 42.5 percent shooting, 34.9 percent 3-point shooting) brings a few concerns. Is he just a player who leads an average team in scoring, or is there another level he can reach?9. Al HorfordNow that Horford is suprisingly back on the market, he will be receiving plenty of interest from teams needing to fill the void at center. The Clippers and Mavericks are reportedly the front-runners for Horford, and Los Angeles in particular would love to sign Horford if Leonard is locked in.10. D’Angelo RussellA restricted free agent, Russell’s situation is largely linked to where Irving lands. If the Nets sign Irving, Russell can pack his bags. If Irving turns down Brooklyn, Russell could run it back with the Nets. One intriguing possibility: Russell returns to the Lakers. NBA free agency 2019: Player rankings1. Kawhi LeonardLeonard is both the best free agent and the hardest one to read. His decision will likely come down to the Raptors and Clippers. The Lakers could also crash the party with a strong pitch. Toronto has done everything in its power to persuade Leonard to stay, but it wouldn’t be all that surprising if the soon-to-be 28-year-old wanted to play closer to home. (Apparently the weather is nice in Los Angeles.)MORE: Latest news, rumors on Kawhi Leonard2. Kevin DurantA ruptured Achilles tendon won’t shrink the number of suitors pursuing Durant. He is expected to sign either the supermax with the Warriors or a regular max contract elsewhere. That’s a hefty price to pay for a player who won’t suit up next season, but even a less effective version of Durant is still an All-Star.MORE: Latest news, rumors on Kevin Durant3. Kyrie IrvingWith the Celtics seemingly out of the running, Irving could be headed to the Knicks or Nets. It’s possible the Lakers get involved, too. One of the most talented and skilled offensive players in the NBA, Irving is squarely in the prime of his career, but the issues he caused within Boston’s locker room can’t be ignored.MORE: Latest news, rumors on Kyrie Irving4. Jimmy ButlerButler is another star who hasn’t always been the perfect teammate at his previous stops, but again, someone will throw big money his way. The 76ers are the favorites to keep him at the moment, although there is talk of sign-and-trade scenarios with the Rockets. With Butler hitting 30 years old this September, could Philadelphia come to regret a max deal later?5. Kemba WalkerIt would be hard to fault Walker for leaving Charlotte. The Hornets don’t want to give him the $221 million supermax because it would almost certainly put them in the tax with no guarantee of a playoff spot in the East. The expectation is he will join the Celtics.MORE: Lakers’ top free agent targets after Anthony Davis trade (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/c9/55/paul-millsap-getty-041117-ftrjpg_dm9y7y3l606h13n1lrmf34z9i.jpg?t=224935618&w=500&quality=80 https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/fa/66/klay-thompson-ftrjpg_b0l6oqewvnmd1iozq8weu8lby.jpg?t=-1754088086&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/e8/4d/kawhi-leonard-kevin-durant-kyrie-irving-getty-052919-ftrjpg_1xh3u9vere810159xgj9ue6xmt.jpg?t=75140259&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/57/84/nikola-vucevic-getty-041119-ftrjpg_1sqha6lkxjjmr1fe5hrxgmo4t4.jpg?t=222245554&w=500&quality=80 Ahead of the summer spending spree, here’s a list of the top 30 free agents teams will be targeting. Get your checkbooks ready …MORE: NBA Draft grades for every team NBA free agents 2019: Best of the restFree agentCurrent teamContract status16. Paul MillsapNuggetsTeam option17. Brook LopezBucksUnrestricted free agent18. Marc GasolRaptorsPlayer option19. JJ Redick76ersUnrestricted free agent20. Danny GreenRaptorsUnrestricted free agent21. Harrison BarnesKingsUnrestricted free agent22. Thaddeus YoungPacersUnrestricted free agent23. Patrick BeverleyClippersUnrestricted free agent24. Ricky RubioJazzUnrestricted free agent25. Marcus MorrisCelticsUnrestricted free agent26. Nikola MiroticBucksUnrestricted free agent27. DeAndre JordanKnicksUnrestricted free agent28. Julius RandlePelicansPlayer option29. Al-Farouq AminuTrail BlazersUnrestricted free agent30. Terrence RossMagicUnrestricted free agentlast_img read more

Muntari vows to walk off again if racially abused

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Muntari called on FIFA president Gianni Infantino to do more to clampdown on the evil of racism in football.“I think he is capable of doing something in a good way to fight racism. I want him to fight racism,” he said.“I never heard anything like that in England because I think they don’t tolerate it.“England is the example for the world. If a country doesn’t tolerate it then it means you get rid of it.” London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Pescara’s Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari has promised to walk off the pitch again if he has to endure any more racial abuse during a match.Muntari was sent off last week for leaving the field after claiming he was racially abused during a Serie A game against Cagliari.The 32-year-old, who was initially booked for dissent, had his suspension overturned, but the former Inter Milan star believes racism is “everywhere and getting worse” and he is determined to take a stand.“I went through hell and was treated like a criminal,” he told BBC Sport on Monday.“I went off the field because it wasn’t right for me to be on the field while I have been racially abused.“If I had this problem today, tomorrow or the next game I would go off again.”last_img read more

Capitals’ Ward: Race issue ‘will always be there’

first_imgGAME WINNER—Washington Capitals right wing Joel Ward, center, is congratulated by teammates after his game-winning goal against the Boston Bruins during overtime of Game 7 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Boston, April 25. The Capitals won 2-1. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) ARLINGTON, Va. (AP)—Washington Capitals players tapped the ice with sticks when Joel Ward skated onto the rink for practice Friday, and some fans rose for a standing ovation in support of the player whose series-winning goal was greeted with a racial outburst on Twitter. The 31-year-old left wing, one of a handful of Black players in the NHL, was the target of numerous degrading tweets after he scored in overtime of Game 7 on April 25 to end the first-round series against the Boston Bruins.“I don’t let it bother me at all,” Ward said as the Capitals returned to practice ahead of Saturday’s Game 1 against the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference semifinals. “It’s a few people that just made a couple of terrible comments, and what can you do? I know what I signed up for. I’m a Black guy playing a predominantly White sport. It’s just going to come with the territory. I’d feel naive or foolish to think that it doesn’t exist. It’s a battle I think will always be there.”The hockey community has rallied around Ward. Both the Bruins and the NHL quickly condemned the tweets, as did Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, who wrote on his blog: “Shame on these folks who decided to take to their keyboards and show their ignorance and their racism and hate.”“There’s been a lot of support from everybody, especially my teammates and the whole organization and the Bruins, and some of their fans,” Ward said. “I was blown away by the amount of people and the amount of support.”The goal stands as one of the top moments in Ward’s four NHL seasons and one of the most memorable in Capitals history—the first time the franchise has won a Game 7 on the road. The Toronto native was signed as a free agent from the Nashville Predators last June largely because of his nine goals and 17 points in 18 playoff games the past two springs.“My advice for him—just don’t listen to what people say, good things or bad things. You just have to concentrate,” teammate Alex Ovechkin said.“He’s strong and he’s funny. He’s, right now, Michael Jordan of hockey.”last_img read more

A ‘sly’ species of leaf-tailed gecko uncovered from Madagascar

first_imgScientists have described a new species of leaf-tailed gecko, Uroplatus fetsy, believed to be found only in Madagascar’s Ankarana Special Reserve.All Uroplatus species are endemic to Madagascar and are best known for their leaf-like tails and coloration that allow them to blend into the foliage.Though newly described, U. fetsy may already be at risk: the dry deciduous forests of the reserve are severely threatened by illegal logging, cattle grazing, fires, and artisanal mining.The authors of the paper describing the new species say it could warrant endangered status on the IUCN Red List because of these threats to its habitat. Until they looked into the mouth of a leaf-tailed gecko collected in Madagascar last year, scientists couldn’t be sure they were looking at a new species of lizard. The specimen looked remarkably similar to a known species, Uroplatus ebenaui, known as the spearpoint leaf-tailed gecko and found only in Madagascar.Indeed, when the first specimen was collected in 2004, it was believed to be of an U. ebenaui. At first glance, apart from a slightly longer tail and smoother skin on its back, there was little to distinguish it from the spearpoint leaf-tailed gecko. The first clue to its distinctiveness came from its genetic differentiation from U. ebenaui. “We then had to find more animals to make sure that these genetic results were not an anomaly,” said Mark D. Scherz, a herpetologist at the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology in Munich.A tissue sample collected in 2011 confirmed the genetic differences. However, it wasn’t until scientists got their hands on a new specimen in 2018 that the morphological differences became evident. The inside of U. ebenaui’s mouth is totally black, while the new species has red patches on the sides of its mouth cavity. (Mouth coloration has emerged as an important distinguishing feature for  geckos in this genus.  Another recently described Uroplatus species, U. finaritra, was identified in part from its mouth color.)A specimen of Uroplatus ebenaui collected from Nosy Be in April 2019. Image Courtesy: Mark D. ScherzThe new species, also known only from Madagascar, has now been formally described as Uroplatus fetsy in a recent paper in the journal Zootaxa. The name comes from the Malagasy word for “sly,” in reference to the species’ elusiveness and the way its mouth appears to curl upwards giving the impression of a wicked smile.“The species was discovered quite a long time ago, but we didn’t manage to collect enough individuals for a long time because it is very rare and hard to find,” Scherz said.U. fetsy is found in and around Ankarana Special Reserve in northwest Madagascar, where dry savanna and dry deciduous forests mingle with towering jagged limestone formations that date back to the Jurassic Period, called tsingy. Spread across 182 square kilometers (70 square miles), the park has thrown up new species with astonishing regularity.The newly described gecko appears to be restricted to the reserve, while U. ebenaui enjoys a wider range in northern Madagascar. But the forests of Ankarana are under severe threat from illegal logging, cattle grazing, fires, and artisanal mining. Given the new species’ limited range and the pressures it faces, the authors of the recent paper recommend classifying it as near threatened or endangered on the IUCN Red List. The wider-ranging U. ebenaui is listed as vulnerable.“Although it is found inside a protected area, the forests around Ankarana are often being burned or cut down, so the species may be endangered,”  Scherz said. “But we don’t know if it might be a little more widespread, which would reduce the risk somewhat.”Leaf-tailed geckos are nocturnal creatures, best known for their tails that resemble dead leaves or tree bark and that, along with their coloration, allow them to blend into the foliage. (Uroplatus comes from the Greek words for “tail” and “flat.”) Prior to the description of U. fetsy, there were 18 recognized species in the genus Uroplatus, all endemic to Madagascar.But the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology alone holds specimens of several candidate Uroplatus species that remain undescribed. Madagascar, the fourth-largest island in the world, supports a breathtaking array of endemic species due to its long geographic isolation. Some scientists fear that some of these species are being driven to extinction even before we become properly acquainted with them.Citation: Ratsoavina, F. M., Scherz, M. D., Tolley, K. A., Raselimanana, A. P., Glaw, F., & Vences, M. (2019). A new species of Uroplatus (Gekkonidae) from Ankarana National Park, Madagascar, of remarkably high genetic divergence. Zootaxa, 4683(1), 84-96. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4683.1.4Banner Image: A specimen of the recently-described Uroplatus fetsy. Image Courtesy: Mark D. ScherzMalavika Vyawahare is the Madagascar staff writer for Mongabay. Find her on Twitter: @MalavikaVyFEEDBACK: 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. Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Deforestation, Endangered Species, Environment, Forests, Lizards, New Species, Protected Areas, Species Discovery, Tropical Forests, Wildlife 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 overSponsoredcenter_img Article published by malavikavyawaharelast_img read more

Brazilian president claims Leonardo DiCaprio funded Amazon fires

first_imgArticle published by Rhett Butler Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro claims actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio funded fire-setting in the Amazon rainforest.Bolsonaro offered no evidence to support his claims, but his rhetoric echoes comments made in August when he blamed environmental groups for starting fires in the region.DiCaprio has raised money for NGOs working to protect the Amazon.Deforestation has increased dramatically since Bolsonaro assumed office. Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has accused actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio of funding fire-setting in the Amazon rainforest. Bolsonaro offered no evidence to support his claims, but his rhetoric echoes comments made in August when he blamed environmental groups for starting fires in the region. Smoke from those fires made international headlines and called global attention to a sharp rise in deforestation since Bolsonaro took office in January 2019. Bolsonaro has yet to substantiate that earlier claim and later said ranchers and farmers might be to blame for setting fires.COLNIZA, MATO GROSSO, BRAZIL. Aerial view of burned areas in the Amazon rainforest, in the city of Colniza, Mato Grosso state. (Photo: Victor Moriyama / Greenpeace)The latest comments came on Thursday and Friday. “Leonardo DiCaprio, dammit, you’re collaborating with the burning of the Amazon,” Bolsonaro stated in a Facebook live broadcast on Thursday. The president doubled down on the claim on Friday in comments to supporters at the presidential residence. “This Leonardo DiCaprio is a cool guy, right? Giving money to torch the Amazon,” he said.Bolsonaro’s remarks came after four members of Alter do Chão Fire Brigade, a Brazilian non-profit, were arrested Tuesday and accused of setting fires to raise money. But those arrests have been contested as politically motivated by civil society groups and the Alter do Chão Fire Brigade members were ordered released on Thursday by a court in Pará.PORTO VELHO, RONDÔNIA, BRAZIL. Aerial view of burned areas in the Amazon rainforest, in the city of Porto Velho, Rondônia state. (Photo: Victor Moriyama / Greenpeace)Over the past 20 years DiCaprio has raised millions of dollars for NGOs working to protect the Amazon. Most recently, the Earth Alliance — a partnership between Global Wildlife Conservation, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, and Laurene Powell Jobs’s Emerson Collective — pledged $5 million to five Brazilian organizations working in the Amazon: Instituto Associacao Floresta Protegida, the Coordination of the Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon, Instituto Kabu, Instituto Raoni, and Instituto Socioambiental. None of those organizations have been named in complaints by investigators and Dicaprio said on Saturday that Earth Alliance hadn’t funded the groups subject to the current investigation.Deforestation has increased dramatically since Bolsonaro assumed office. Earlier this month, Brazil’s national space research agency INPE announced that deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon hit an 11-year high for the 12 months ended July 31, 2019. Most of that increase occurred since Bolsonaro became president: forest clearing detected by INPE’s deforestation detection system is up 78 percent in 2019 through the end of October. Scientists have attributed the increase in part to Bolsonaro’s push to increase industrial agriculture, mining, and logging in the Amazon, while weakening the protected status of parks and indigenous lands.Header image: PORTO VELHO, RONDÔNIA, BRAZIL. Aerial view of burned areas in the Amazon rainforest, in the city of Porto Velho, Rondônia state. (Photo: Victor Moriyama / Greenpeace)Disclosure: Mongabay.org received grants from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 2016 and 2017. The foundation has no editorial influence on Mongabay’s content. Celebrities, Environmental Politics, Forest Fires, Forests, Greenwashing, Rainforests, Threats To Rainforests, Tropical Forests center_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 overSponsoredlast_img read more