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BROWN BAG: Fans excited for local high school, college football

first_img123456PrevNextStartStop Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Troy University Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr. expressed appreciation for the Town & Gown relationship between the City of Troy and Troy University.“There is none better than the relationship between Troy and Troy University,” Hawkins said to resounding applause from what was perhaps the largest number of Brown Bag participants to date.The Chancellor acknowledged the outstanding leadership of coaches, Neal Brown, Troy University; Brad McCoy, Charles Henderson High School; and Gene Allen, Pike Liberal Arts School, who all know the importance of what’s in between the Xs and Os. By Jaine Treadwell ALL ABOUT THE PIZZA: Marco’s owners focus on delivering quality product to customers When the market crashed in 2008, Tommy Russell and his friends George Corcoran and Grady Lee began searching for a… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author You Might Like Aristotle said “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”The ancient Greek philosopher’s words rang true Thursday as the Troy community came together as One Troy for the Countdown to Kickoff Brown Bag event on the square in downtown Troy.The kickoff was an opportunity for football fans to come out and meet the coaches of the local schools and show their school spirit and, at the same time demonstrate their unity – their greatness – as Trojans.center_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article “There is a great sense of community in Troy,” she said. “We celebrated what will be an exciting football season for all our local schools. Pike Liberal Arts is off to a winning start; Charles Henderson and Pike County open with a Jamboree (tonight at The Vet) and we have great expectations for another great season for the Troy University Trojans. We have reason to be in high spirits. We support each other. We are One Troy.”Becky Baggett, PLAS headmaster, acknowledged the importance of football in the South.“Football brings people together,” she said. “Football brought fans and supporters of three local schools together in downtown Troy. Today showed the togetherness of our schools and of our community. It’s good to bring a community together and football is a good way to do that. Today was a boost for our schools and all Troy.”Muriel Saunders agreed that, although not everyone roots for the same team, Trojans love football.“Especially Troy football,” she said with a smile. Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Published 4:00 am Friday, August 25, 2017 Hawkins quoted Pro Football Hall of Fame Member Joe Gibbs who said that you don’t win with Xs and Os, you win with good people.Whether the Xs and Os are on the football field or in the community, Hawkins said, Trojans are “good people.”Troy Mayor Jason Reeves said the Countdown to Kickoff was a “very special time” for fans, family and friends to come together to kickoff the 2017 football season for the local teams and also as a time to come together as the great community it is.Shelia Jackson, Troy director of tourism and public relations, said the Countdown to Kickoff was about football and it was also about community. BROWN BAG: Fans excited for local high school, college football Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

The public banking revolution is upon us

first_imgAs public banking gains momentum across the country, policymakers in California and Washington state are vying to form the nation’s second state-owned bank, following in the footsteps of the highly successful Bank of North Dakota, founded in 1919. The race is extremely close, with state bank bills now passing their first round of committee hearings in both states’ senates.In California, the story begins in 2011, when then-Assemblyman Ben Hueso filed his first bill to explore the creation of a state bank. The bill, which was for a blue-ribbon committee to do a feasibility study, sailed through both legislative houses and seemed to be a go. That is, until Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed it, not on grounds that he disapproved of the concept, but because he said we did not need another blue-ribbon committee. The state had a banking committee that could review the matter in-house. Nothing was heard of the proposal after that.So when now-state Sen. Hueso filed SB 528 earlier this year, he went straight for setting up a state bank. The details could be worked out during the two to three years it would take to get a master account from the Federal Reserve, by a commission drawn from in-house staff that had access to the data and understood the issues. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

William D. “Bill” Cochran, 92, Brookville

first_imgWilliam Dale “Bill” Cochran, age 92, lifelong resident of Fayette & Franklin Counties, died Saturday, June 16, 2018 from complications of dementia at Robin Run Health in Indianapolis where he had been a resident and under the devoted care of his daughter Donita K. Keidel.Born May 13, 1926 in Connersville, Indiana to Fred B. & Jessie (Ashba) Cochran, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Virginia, Erma, Joanne and Robert.He married Geraldine Mae Agnew in 1952, and helped raise & provide for children, Terry, Dennis, Donita, Fred and Robin.He married again in 1976 to the former Nadine Canada, the mother of daughters Lois, Debbie, and Donna, and was blessed in this marriage until her death on November 7, 2010.A veteran of the Korean War, he enlisted in the US Army in 1950 and served as a truck driver in the 45TH Infantry Division where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, where he was past Commander.Raised & schooled in Connersville, Indiana he began his work as a paper boy in youth, and after opting out of school after 10TH grade, he worked in local factories and as a milk truck driver. After returning home from Korea he settled in the Casket industry first with Connersville Casket Company as a welder until its closing, then later at Brookville Franklin Casket Company, where he was supervisor and plant manager until his retirement. Throughout his life he enjoyed many hobbies and pastimes, including Indian & Harley Davidson Motorcycles, but his real passion was engineering and tinkering with mechanical innovations.Survivors include his daughter Donita (Jim) Keidel of Indianapolis, Indiana, three sons, Dennis (Connie) Cochran of Laurel, Indiana, Fred (David Scott) Cochran of Melbourne, Florida, and Terry (Pam) Cochran of Richmond, Indiana; step-children, Donna (Ted) Ertel, Debbie (John) McGuire, Lois (Glen) Hollowell, and Robin (Vickie) Beaty; grandchildren, Darrek (Amber) Cochran, Stephanie Lewis, Vince (Valerie) Cochran, Molly Cochran, Chris (Katrina) Keidel, Chris (Angel) Taylor, Ryan (Sabrina), Lisa (Will) Hudler, Kevin McGuire, Darren McGuire, Brent Ertel, Brandon Ertel, Katelyn Ertel, Aaron Beaty, Audra McGuire and several great-grandchildren.Family & friends may visit from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville. Pastor Perry Booso of the Brookville Church of Christ will officiate the Funeral Services on Saturday, June 23, 2018, 11:00 A.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial with full military graveside honors by the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion will follow in Dale Cemetery in Connersville, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion Firing Squad. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cochran family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

Logging road construction has surged in the Congo Basin since 2003

first_imgLogging road networks have expanded widely in the Congo Basin since 2003, according to a new study.The authors calculated that the length of logging roads doubled within concessions and rose by 40 percent outside of concessions in that time period, growing by 87,000 kilometers (54,000 miles).Combined with rising deforestation in the region since 2000, the increase in roads is concerning because road building is often followed by a pulse of settlement leading to deforestation, hunting and mining in forest ecosystems. The length of roads in Congo Basin logging concessions has doubled since 2003, according to new research, raising concerns about the impacts of these incursions into the world’s second-largest bank of tropical forest.The authors of the study, published June 24 in the journal Nature Sustainability, note that roads allow people to enter new frontiers, often leading to a contagion of deforestation for agriculture and increased hunting of the animals found there.“That obviously bodes alarmingly for everything from forest elephants to gorillas and chimpanzees and lots of other wildlife that are subject to hunting,” William Laurance, a tropical ecologist and professor at James Cook University in Cairns, Australia, said in an interview.William Laurance, one of the study’s authors, examines the skull of a forest elephant illegally killed for its tusks inside a national park in the Republic of Congo. Image by Mahmoud Mahmoud.Deforestation rates around the oldest roads in the Congo Basin are about four times what they were at the beginning of the 21st century, and numbers of key species have dropped off considerably. There are only about a third as many forest elephants alive today compared to 10 years ago, for example.Following a journey across several Congo Basin countries several years ago, Laurance and Fritz Kleinschroth, the paper’s lead author, decided to use existing satellite data to understand how the region’s road network has evolved since 2003. The team also calculated the deforestation in the immediate area around logging roads, and they compared the persistence of roads inside and outside designated logging concessions.They found that the length of roads increased by 87,000 kilometers (54,000 miles) to 231,000 kilometers (143,500 miles) in the Congo Basin between 2003 and 2018. The rate of expansion outside concessions was somewhat less than inside, at around 40 percent. But the rate of forest loss was higher along roads beyond concession boundaries.The construction of a logging road in Cameroon. Image by Fritz Kleinschroth.The analysis also showed that roads inside these logging areas are about four times as likely to be abandoned. Shuttering access to roads not only allows forest to regenerate along the road’s path, but it also potentially reduces the deforestation that often follows the human settlement of an area.The logging companies with licenses to harvest trees abandoned 44 percent of logging roads over the period examined in the study. In contrast, only 12 percent of roads were abandoned beyond the borders of these concessions.“It can make a big difference,” Laurance said. “That’s where [selectively logged] timber concessions start to look like a more sustainable alternative rather than facilitating deforestation, which clearly they do in some cases.”A bushmeat hunter with monkeys killed in the forest. Image by William Laurance.In the Democratic Republic of Congo, where fewer logging concessions exist due to a sporadically enforced moratorium on new licenses in place since 2002, deforestation typically occurs at higher rates around roads than in neighboring countries. Previous research shows that up to about 90 percent of logging takes place informally, and often illegally, in DRC.Roads also facilitate the establishment of small-scale agriculture, which studies in recent years have shown is the most significant driver of deforestation in the country. The authors also note that even more deforestation could occur at the hands of loggers as DRC’s leaders issued concession permits covering 6,500 square kilometers (2,500 square miles) to Chinese companies in 2018.Shutting roads off to further use once companies have cut the allowed amount of timber in a given area could minimize the hunting, mining and deforestation that occurs in the wake of road construction, Laurance said, particularly with measures that have proved effective, such as the destruction of bridges. But, he added, it should happen more often.A logging truck plies a road in the Republic of Congo. Image by William Laurance.“It’s not like 80 percent of the roads are being closed,” Laurance said.Kleinschroth, a tropical ecologist at ETH Zurich, agreed.“Companies could do more in actively closing and actively making sure who is using which roads,” he said.Still, Kleinschroth said he understands the desire to build out road networks in these countries, which are among the poorest in the world. Roads are often seen as a first step toward economic development. Though future road maintenance costs, particularly in the rain-soaked tropics, are often woefully underestimated, officials sometimes strike deals with logging companies to keep roads open or even pave them as a way of encouraging commerce within the country and throughout the Congo Basin.A gold mine in the middle of a forest in the Republic of Congo. Image by Fritz Kleinschroth.“In this region, there are some countries that do not have permanent road connections with neighboring countries,” Kleinschroth said. “That’s extremely rare that two neighboring countries are not even reachable by road, so I understand their reasoning from a perspective of economic development.“We shouldn’t be too quick to criticize building a road,” he added.Banner image of road paving in the Republic of Congo by Fritz Kleinschroth.John Cannon is a Mongabay staff writer based in the Middle East. Find him on Twitter: @johnccannonEditor’s note: William Laurance is a member of Mongabay’s advisory board.CitationKleinschroth, F., Laporte, N., Laurance, W. F., Goetz, S. J., & Ghazoul, J. (2019). Road expansion and persistence in forests of the Congo Basin. Nature Sustainability. doi:10.1038/s41893-019-0310-6FEEDBACK: 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. Article published by John Cannon Agriculture, Animals, Apes, Avoided Deforestation, Biodiversity, Biodiversity Crisis, Biodiversity Hotspots, Bushmeat, Climate Change, Climate Change And Forests, Conservation, Deforestation, Ecology, Ecosystems, Elephants, Endangered Species, Environment, Extinction, Forestry, Forests, Fragmentation, Global Warming Mitigation, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hunting, Illegal Logging, Infrastructure, Iucn, Logging, logging roads, Mammals, Mining, Natural Capital, Parks, Poaching, Primary Forests, Primates, Protected Areas, Rainforest Agriculture, Rainforest Animals, Rainforest Biodiversity, Rainforest Conservation, Rainforest Destruction, Rainforest Ecological Services, Rainforest Logging, Rainforest Mining, Rainforest People, Rainforests, Remote Sensing, Research, Roads, Satellite Imagery, Saving Rainforests, Saving Species From Extinction, Threats To Rainforests, Timber, Trees, Tropical Forests, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Trade 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

Belize officially declares wildlife corridor in key protected area complex

first_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored A wildlife corridor in northern Belize has been officially declared by government order and, together with a system of three nature reserves in what’s known as the country’s “sugar cane belt,” will now be included in a Special Management Area in perpetuity.Belize’s Міnіѕtеr оf Аgrісulturе, Fіѕhеrіеѕ, Fоrеѕtrу, thе Еnvіrоnmеnt, Ѕuѕtаіnаblе Dеvеlорmеnt аnd Іmmіgrаtіоn ѕіgnеd іntо lаw аn оrdеr dесlаring thе Nоrth-Eаѕtеrn Віоlоgісаl Соrrіdоr on Јаnuаrу 17. Тhe lаw went іntо еffесt оn Јаnuаrу 22, according to a press release issued by the government of Belize.The 27,000-hectare Belize Norheastern Biological Corridor includes some 13,600 hectares of private lands. It was designed to connect Shipstern Nature Reserve with Freshwater Creek Forest Reserve and Honey Camp National Park, allowing safe passage for iconic wildlife such as jaguars and pumas in a region where more than 10,000 hectares or 25,000 acres of forest have been lost over the past decade. A wildlife corridor in northern Belize has been officially declared by government order and, together with a system of three nature reserves in what’s known as the country’s “sugar cane belt,” will now be included in a Special Management Area in perpetuity.Belize’s Міnіѕtеr оf Аgrісulturе, Fіѕhеrіеѕ, Fоrеѕtrу, thе Еnvіrоnmеnt, Ѕuѕtаіnаblе Dеvеlорmеnt аnd Іmmіgrаtіоn ѕіgnеd іntо lаw аn оrdеr dесlаring thе Nоrth-Eаѕtеrn Віоlоgісаl Соrrіdоr on Јаnuаrу 17. Тhe lаw went іntо еffесt оn Јаnuаrу 22, according to a press release issued by the government of Belize.The wildlife corridor was approved by Belize’s Cabinet in February 2018. Per the governmental press release, “The enactment of the order carries out Cabinet’s decision to protect important forests situated in the sugar cane belt, in order to protect the biological connectivity of protected areas and safeguard the ecosystem services provided by these forests, including watershed preservation and rain formation.”Camera trap photo of a Baird’s tapir in the Northeastern Biological Corridor. Credit: CSFI.In the release, the government of Belize sets a bold and hopeful tone for the future of forest conservation in the Central American country: “The declaration of the North-eastern Biological Corridor marks the beginning of a new era and culture of conservation for Belize. The Government commits to replicating this activity in other parts of the country in order to protect and sustainably utilize forest and other natural resources, thereby ensuring that the social, environmental, and economic benefits afforded by forests are enjoyed by Belize’s current and future generations.”The 27,000-hectare (nearly 67,000-acre) Belize Norheastern Biological Corridor includes some 13,600 hectares (nearly 34,000 acres) of private lands. It was designed to connect Shipstern Nature Reserve with Freshwater Creek Forest Reserve and Honey Camp National Park, allowing safe passage for iconic wildlife such as jaguars and pumas in a region where more than 10,000 hectares (or 25,000 acres) of forest have been lost over the past decade, according to Belize-based conservation NGO Corozal Sustainable Future Initiative (CSFI). The corridor was initially conceived of more than 20 years ago, and is the result of a partnership between the government of Belize, conservation groups like CSFI, stakeholder communities, and the private sector.Camera trap photo of a white-lipped peccary in the Northeastern Biological Corridor. Credit: CSFI.The corridor “provides large animals, such as Jaguar and Baird’s Tapirs, enough space to move freely between protected areas, and thus [helps] ensure their long-term survival,” per CSFI, which adds that “Ongoing wildlife monitoring activities within the area, confirm healthy populations of large mammal species such as jaguars, puma, Baird’s tapir and white-lipped peccaries. Without the continuous natural link between protected areas now established by this new corridor, their survival would be far from certain in the long term.”The Northeastern Biological Corridor is comprised of lowland broadleaf forests, mangroves, littoral forest, freshwater lagoons, and wetlands that support more than 1,000 species of plants and animals.“It is important to set aside the area for this type of use because it provides vital ecosystems services such as pollination, water retention and release, rain formation and flood mitigation to the surrounding sugarcane, beans, rice croplands and adjacent communities,” the government of Belize said. “The natural ecosystems within the area also provide for income generation for local communities through the provision of game meat, timber and employment opportunities with the local organizations that help to manage and protect the area.”Credit: CSFI.Credit: The Government of Belize.Camera trap photo of a jaguar in the Northeastern Biological Corridor. Credit: CSFI.FEEDBACK: 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. Article published by Mike Gaworeckicenter_img Conservation, Corridors, Deforestation, Environment, National Parks, Protected Areas, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Corridors last_img read more

Calls for Irish Water meeting on ‘unacceptable’ west Donegal shortage issues

first_imgOnce again calls have been made on Irish Water to take action in west Donegal following further disruption over the weekend as residents were again left without water. A local councillor for the region has now demanded that officials from Irish Water come before the next council sitting for the Glenties Municipal District to provide answers over ongoing disruption to water services in the region.Households and businesses in Falcarragh, Gortahork and parts of Gaoth Dobhair were impacted by the weekend drought. The Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council has already called for an emergency meeting between the local authority and Irish Water over the ongoing issues in recent weeks.One resident told Donegal Daily that Falcarragh was becoming a ‘dying town’ because of the water outages over the last year.Councillor John Shéamais Ó Fearraigh on Monday said the current situation was ‘simply not acceptable’.He said: “Over the weekend homes and businesses in several parts of Gaoth Dobhair, Falcarragh and Gortahork were again without water or experienced disruption to their supply. “This is simply not acceptable and these ongoing outages are greatly inconveniencing and impacting on householders throughout the region, many of whom have been experiencing service disruptions for weeks now.“This situation is also costing local businesses hundreds of euro to lost trade as some businesses, such as hairdressers and cafés in particular, have had little option over recent weeks but to close on several occasions owing to inadequate supply.“These business owners are paying rates and commercial water charges and they deserve to enjoy access to quality and adequate water services, yet the fact that they are being forced to close because of water outages is not good enough.“As many people will be aware, I have previously called on Irish Water to urgently carry out remedial works and to complete a local pipe replacement programme in a bid to resolve this issue, however, householders and businesses cannot be forced to put up with these outages for much longer.”The west Donegal Cllr insisted that the situation was at the mercy of Irish Water, urging the national water utility to find an acceptable resolution. “Evidently, there is a need for Irish Water to commit to fast-tracking this plan while also introducing measures to ensure that residents and businesses have access to a clean, safe, reliable water supply in the interim.“As Chairperson of the Glenties Municipal District, I am now demanding that officials from the utility appear before the next sitting of Council in order to field questions from the elected members and to outline what action Irish Water is going to take to immediately resolve this unacceptable situation.”Calls for Irish Water meeting on ‘unacceptable’ west Donegal shortage issues was last modified: April 29th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Gaoth DobhairFalcarraghgortahorkWest Donegallast_img read more

Science News Sites Promote Leftist Ideology

first_imgCelebrating gay marriage is not the only leftist position frequently advocated by secular science news sites.  They follow party-line liberal views with few exceptions, and now openly advocate leftist ideas.Advocating gay marriage:  One might well ask what astronomy and space travel have to do with gay marriage.  Space.com found a way: “Supreme Court Gay Marriage Rulings Hailed by NASA Deputy Chief,” Clara Moskowitz wrote glowingly, quoting only liberals who think it’s wonderful.  In an astonishing twist of logic, a Live Science article claimed that the Supreme Court ruling allowing gay marriage will be good for kids – as good if not better than traditional marriage, some pediatricians allege.  No conservative spokesperson was sought for a little balance in reporting.Advocating climate change policy:  One might also well ask what astronomy and space travel have to do with climate change.  Another Space.com headline by another reporter reads, “NASA Chief Lauds Obama’s Climate Change Plan.”  Again, the significant percentage of conservative Americans who disagree with that plan didn’t get any mention.  Without a pretense of objectivity, National Geographic published naked ideological advocacy: “Five reasons for Obama to sell climate change as a health issue.”Crazy talk:  PhysOrg unabashedly gave positive press to a book that portrays tea-party conservatives as paranoid reactionaries.  Headline: “The tea party and the politics of paranoia.”  No conservative was given a chance to respond.Naked aping:  Science Magazine published a letter, “The Human Animal,” that advocated treating humans no different from denizens of the zoo.  The author, Kim Quillin, established the link between Darwinism and ideology: “the ‘humans and animals’ paradigm undermines the unifying concept of all biology—evolution.”  Along with evolutionary common ancestry with animals (rating top on Kim’s issues), she displayed her predilection for evolutionary indoctrination in schools and for “sustainability,” leftist code for UN-style intervention in private property rights.Nudging:  New Scientist gave very good press to the views of leftist Obama aide Cass Sunstein, who believes government needs to “nudge” people toward prescribed views and actions.  Knowing full will this is a tactic of manipulation, not debate, New Scientist termed it “The gentle science of good governance” (at least to the nudgers, not the nudged).  Conservative Glen Beck often points out, from historical examples, that what starts as “nudge” often becomes “shove.” Despite these attacks from the left, religious conservatives may have the last laugh.  At least Science Daily reported results of a survey that showed, “Christians Tweet More Happily, Less Analytically Than Atheists.”Why would “science” (a word connoting the search for knowledge, using impartial, objective procedures), say such things?  It’s because institutional science, like academia, law, labor, the media and Hollywood, has been co-opted by the left.  Over the last decade we have seen science news sites becoming more bold.  Now they don’t even pretend to be objective.Radio host and author Dennis Prager often points out how leftists base their views on feeling, not logic.  For instance, in the history of civilization, no one ever considered same-sex coupling “marriage,” yet in the last 17 years since Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act with a large bipartisan majority in Congress, we are now being told that gay marriage is a civil right, just because two people love each other. Logically, that is indefensible.  What prevents siblings or polygamists from using the very same arguments?  Leftism is built on euphemistic slogans, like “marriage equality,” “gay rights,” “reproductive health” and “climate change” — phrases that blow fog and stimulate emotion, not understanding.Prager points out in his books and radio shows how leftists manipulate and promote their ideology with hate speech, intolerance, illogic, feelings, and judicial activism.  There is no parity, because, whereas conservatives argue that leftist positions are illogical, leftists believe conservatives are evil and must be stopped.At CEH, we point out how leftist positions are built squarely on Darwinian principles — the belief that humans are mere animals, with no accountability to their Creator.  Rejection of God as Creator comes first; now we see our society slipping down the slope described by the Apostle Paul in Romans 1.  Long ago he warned that difficult times will come (II Tim 3:1-9). Paul added the comforting thought that for those “always learning, yet never able to come to the knowledge of the truth,” their “folly would become evident to all.”  You can hasten that by holding up the logic and facts that contradict their feeling-based arguments of the left.But remember, the left is intolerant despite their claims to tolerance.  They hate being shown up for their own hypocrisy.  If they continue to co-opt the institutions of power through our negligence, persecution may well be around the corner.  Get ready, but don’t let it stop you.  Speak the truth boldly.  It’s tough, but it’s love. (Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

New Fashion Stylish Multi-Colors 30cm Short Straight BOB Style Party Hair Wig : Arrived prompt and is excellent for fancy dress

first_imgGood bargain even better fun. Actually fantastic, the hairbrush glides through & the style stays. Facet adjusters ensure a very good healthy. I have bought a couple fashion wigs for my teenage girl & have to say these are a fab bargain & price suggests can but a several distinctive kinds, lengths & colors.Good benefit for cash but difficult to place on and faux hair goes all around the put.New Fashion Stylish Multi-Colors 30cm Short Straight BOB Style Party Hair WigThere is an adjusted hook inside,therefore one size fits mostPerfect for halloween,themed parties and fancy dress parties or just for a change of look. Great for Cosplay Costume, fancy ball and sports-themed events.Hair malting previously, rather slim- but for a pair of lbs it’s excellent.Fab after a little bit of a hair reduce.Little little bit skinny on the fringe but can be sorted with a bit of styling, marginally lighter than the image but arrived promptly. Thinking of the rate these are minimal troubles.New Fashion Stylish Multi-Colors 30cm Short Straight BOB Style Party Hair Wig : Arrived prompt and is excellent for fancy dress. Arrived prompt and is excellent for fancy dress. The colour is nor of a pink than purple but it fits great. Prompt assistance and colour of wig was just like the photo – unfortunately the fringe did not search as excellent as in the picture but did not spoil the total look.Obtained this for a ‘wear it pink’ working day at work. Wore it all working day so head itched a little bit, but received lots of nice compliments and some money for charity so it was worth it.last_img read more

AgTube: Crop Insurance – The Risk Pool

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Chennai beat Warriors, lift Champions League trophy

first_imgMS Dhoni became the first captain to win the Champions League after winning the Indian Premier League here today. In a one-sided final set up by Ravichandran Ashwin and Muttiah Muralitharan, Chennai Super Kings romped home by eight wickets against South African domestic champions Warriors.Commentary & Scores – Chennai vs WarriorsBrief Scores: Warriors 128-7 (20); Chennai 132-2 (19)Champions League – Special CoverageMan of the series: R Ashwin, 13 wicketsGolden Bat: Murali Vijay, 294 runsGolden Ball: R AshwinAshwin, Chennai’s carom ball spinner, took 2-15 in four overs, while Muralitharan took 3-16, restricting Warriors 128-7. Murali Vijay’s 58 and his 103-run opening stand with Mike Hussey (51*) settled matters well before the final run was scored. The wickets of Vijay and Suresh Raina made things a little interesting at the end.Fittingly, it was Dhoni who sealed the win with a six and two fours from the 19th over by Rusty Theron.Warriors elected to bat and made a confident start with skipper Davy Jacobs’ 34 (21b) but soon fell by the wayside when Chennai’s spinners came on to bowl.Ashwin got Jacobs LBW as he tried a reverse-sweep. With the wicket of Johan Botha later in the innings, Ashwin topped the tournament charts with 13 wickets. Muralitharan, not doing badly himself at age 38, finished with 12 wickets with an outstanding economy rate of 5.69.With the Warriors’ innings slowing down at 81-3 in 13 overs, Muralitharan put the game decisively in Chennai’s hands. In the 14th over, he removed the dangerous finisher Mark Boucher (5) and Justin Kreusch (17).advertisementMassive prize money was at stake. Chennai, having won Rs six crore for winning the IPL, will return richer by $2.5 million after this win. Warriors will collect $1.3 million.Dhoni had reiterated that since this is the final game Chennai are playing as a unit, they would like to part on a high. All IPL teams will undergo re-structuring and re-hiring for the next season and it is likely that the current bunch will be pitted against each in the next IPL.The 2009 edition of Champions League was won by New South Wales.Chennai and Warriors, who are the reigning Pro20 champions in South Africa, had taken the first and second spots, respectively, in Group A of the tournament. [See final team standings]Chennai had thrashed IPL colleagues Royal Challengers Bangalore in a one-sided semifinal while Warriors had ended South Australia’s unbeaten run in the tournament in the second semifinal.last_img read more