Latam Eco Review: Turtles at risk, jungle fracking, and a mafia land grab

first_imgThe most popular stories from our Spanish-language service, Mongabay-Latam, last week followed what is causing an 80 percent decline in some sea turtle populations in Peru, mafias and deforestation in Colombia, and fracking in Bolivia.Banner image: The hook in the photo above can cause internal damage that is fatal for sea turtles. Image courtesy of WWF Peru.A national plan to conserve sea turtles in PeruThe waters off Peru are home to five of the world’s seven sea turtle species. Regulations that protect them and ban their capture and trade have been on the country’s books since 1995, but bycatch, habitat degradation and illegal trade threaten their survival. The populations of the two most iconic species have fallen 80 percent. Now a new national plan to conserve Sea Turtles is in the works, and is expected to mitigate the risks faced by the creatures over the next 10 years.Peru is working on a national plan to conservation sea turtles. Image courtesy of WWF Peru.65 ways to steal land in ColombiaIn seven of Colombia’s 32 administrative departments, criminals and public officials use both legal and illicit means to force small landowners to sell their land cheaply. Researchers have identified more than 65 forms of judicial displacement that have dispossessed Colombians of a combined 180,000 square kilometers (69,500 square miles) of land, an area greater than the size of Uruguay.Much of the land has been turned into large plantations. Image by the Solidarity Development Corporation/CDS.Chilean mining and port project ignored scientific evidence of true impact Chilean officials ignored scientific evidence about the full environmental impact of a $2.5 billion iron-ore port project. Marine scientists say the Dominga project’s marine area of influence has been underestimated. Located just 35 km (21.7 miles) to the north of the project’s port is one of the world’s most biodiverse marine zones protected by the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve, along with the Chañaral and Choro island marine reserves. Up to 560 marine species could be registered in this area alone. Humboldt penguins in Humboldt Penguin National Reserve in Chile’s Coquimbo region. Image courtesy of Eduardo Sorenson/©Oceana.Fracking comes to BoliviaBolvia’s state oil company, Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB), and Canada’s CanCambria Energy Corp. have signed an agreement to explore the potential of nonconventional gas in the humid forests of the country’s south. Of 36 indigenous peoples officially recognized by the state, 34 live in these regions. Energy Minister Luis Sánchez announced that exploration will expand beyond the southern sub-Andes region into the northern Amazon blocks in Madidi and Amazonia, among others.Operators are exploring the potential of “nonconventional” gas extraction in Bolivia’s northwestern Amazon region. Image by José Luis Quintana/ABI/YPFBIndigenous peoples of Bolivia and Peru search for a governance modelLegal recognition of their territories might not be a panacea to solve all their problems, but for some indigenous peoples in Bolivia and Peru, it is the path to a balance of power. In Bolivia, a model of indigenous autonomy takes in elements of the peoples’ cosmology and cultural practices. Those in Peru don’t have the constitutional leverage to seek autonomy. Instead they seek to recover and protect their rights through international mechanisms, such as ILO Convention 169 and the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.With different measures of progress and problems, the indigenous peoples of Peru and Bolivia are seeking to recover their own forms of governance. Once they do, they believe they will be able to exercise their basic rights and dramatically reduce conflicts. Image by Flor Ruíz.Mafias take over Colombia’s forests“There is every reason to think there is a system that is deliberately deforesting as a business, and people who are investing large capital, whom one can presume are narcotraffickers or of suspicious character,” says Brigitte Baptiste, director of the Humboldt Institute in Colombia. According to Baptiste, there is a large, structured mafia at work in the Amazonian region today that is not only composed of armed groups but also “corrupt accomplices” within the state.Land seizure and deforestation are the most common initial actions of criminal groups dedicated to illicit cultivation and illegal mining. Image courtesy of the Foundation for Conservation and Sustainable Development (FCDS.)Read these stories in their entirety in Spanish at Mongabay-Latam. 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 Amazon Conservation, Amazon Destruction, Amazon Mining, Amazon Rainforest, Fracking, Illegal Mining, Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Rights, Marine Protected Areas, Mining, Oceans, Rainforests, Sea Turtles center_img Article published by Romina Castagninolast_img read more

41.21.1: Dirk Nowitzki announces retirement after final home game for Mavs

first_imgDallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki acknowledges cheers from fans as he walks off the court following the team’s NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Dallas, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The team honored Nowitkzi, who played his final home game of his 21-year career. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki cried near midcourt when the second quarter was about to resume.The Dallas Mavericks star nearly jumped for joy with a huge smile on his face after a rare dunk prompted thunderous applause from a crowd celebrating the final home game of his record 21st season with the same franchise.ADVERTISEMENT And then after Larry Bird joked during a postgame ceremony that he was “15 when Dirk came into the league and now I’m 62,” Nowitzki let fly with a realization the 40-year-old said he reached in recent days.It’s time for the most accomplished European player in NBA history to retire after scoring a season-high 30 points in a 120-109 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“As you guys might expect, this is my last home game,” Nowitzki said, doing a better job of fighting his emotions than he did at the end of a timeout in the second quarter, after a tribute video showing his holiday visit to a children’s hospital a little more than two years ago.“This is obviously super, super emotional. Just too many people to really thank. I put you guys on a helluva ride with a lot of ups and downs, and you guys always stuck with me and supported me, so I appreciate it.” Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart The legacy, however, is.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. #L3GACY: Dwyane Wade goes out a winner in Miami Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The 14-time All-Star got the farewell treatment on the road anyway, with opposing fans chanting “We want Dirk” and giving him standing ovations, and LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers stopping a game, grabbing a public address microphone and honoring Nowitzki.It should happen again Wednesday night in San Antonio, Dallas’ season finale. Nowitzki said he gave almost all he had in the final home game but wanted to put up a few more jumpers against probably the biggest rival of his career.Just as owner Mark Cuban hinted, the final home game trumped all those road shows. Tribute videos before, during and after the game. Shots of former teammates on the video board. A large collection of Dallas Cowboys, including stars Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, in a suite.Nowitzki wondered why the postgame video included him talking about the players he idolized growing up in Germany. Then he saw Charles Barkley on the court. And Bird. Scottie Pippen. Shawn Kemp. Detlef Schrempf, the notable countryman to come before him in the NBA.“The only guy that was missing was MJ,” Nowitzki said, referring to Michael Jordan — the player he passed to become the oldest to score at least 30 in a game. “That was my No. 1. They brought Larry Legend. I mean, it’s, that was an emotional moment when I saw all five of them and I was in shock really.”41.21.1.Watch as @swish41 is honored by the @dallasmavs and NBA Legends in an emotional ceremony following his final home game! #Dirk #MFFLhttps://t.co/J4xdbxn7w5— NBA (@NBA) April 10, 2019Nowitzki went out firing, hoisting 31 shots — the most since he was in prime and gearing up to lead the only championship in franchise history early in the 2010-11 season. He made 11, was 5 of 14 from 3-point range, grabbed eight rebounds and matched a season high with three assists. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs LATEST STORIES The final bucket at home of his likely Hall of Fame career was his signature one-legged fadeaway from just above the free throw line — yes, there was a tribute video for that too, starring Kevin Durant and LeBron James.That shot had a practical purpose as well, pushing the Dallas lead back to 12 after the Mavericks let a 30-point halftime cushion dwindle to four in the fourth quarter.The sellout crowd that followed Cuban’s orders by showing up early chanted “M-V-P” and “One more year” throughout the game. But after he made the announcement, the chant turned to “Thank you, Dirk” as Cuban started to speak .“There’s no words that I could possibly say to describe how I feel what you meant to this organization, but I can make you all kinds of promises,” Cuban said.“I’ll promise you that you have a job for life. I don’t care what you do. I’ll promise you that we’ll retire your number, not a tough decision. And I’ll promise you we will put the biggest … statue ever. And we’ll put it right in front of the arena.”The smooth-shooting 7-footer changed the game when the Mavericks traded for the 20-year-old, taken ninth overall in the 1998 draft. He was the first player that big to be a legitimate threat at the 3-point line.Nowitzki, sitting at 31,540 points with one game left, gave the home crowd another thrill last month by passing Wilt Chamberlain to regain sixth on the career scoring list. Nowitzki reached that spot last season, but James passed him.“It will never be the same around here,” said Rick Carlisle, who coached Nowitzki for his final 11 seasons. “It just won’t.”The NBA’s highest-scoring foreign-born player broke Kobe Bryant’s record of 20 seasons with the same franchise, although it took longer than expected because of setbacks following ankle surgery that sidelined Nowitzki for the first 26 games. Bryant retired from the Lakers three years ago.“It’s been a long time coming, struggling this year with my foot,” Nowitzki said. “It just doesn’t make any sense any more physically. I think mentally I could still do it. I can always push myself to work out and work hard. But physically, the foot is just not quite there.” “This is my last home game…”@swish41 addresses the crowd post-game in Dallas. 41.21.1 x #Dirk x #MFFL pic.twitter.com/xFWPOhEDIb— NBA (@NBA) April 10, 2019Nowitzki never shared his retirement plans because he didn’t want a farewell tour, but he also said he only began serious deliberations on retirement when his lower body gave him issues late in the season.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Hughes’ fall makes Meissner champion

first_imgWhen people look at the results from this year’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships, all they’ll see is Meissner won the title. Nothing else will matter. “I’m really excited that I’m the leader right now, just because coming into this competition, there was no national champion here,” she said. SPOKANE, Wash. – Kimmie Meissner has a national title, and that’s all anybody needs to know. Never mind that the world champion finished third in the free skate, and only won because Emily Hughes toppled over on a jump. Or that if Michelle Kwan were here, she’d likely have a 10th title. “Now there is.” Meissner’s third-place finish in the free skate was enough to take the title after Hughes fell on a triple flip. There’s an automatic one-point deduction for a fall, and it was the difference between silver and gold for the Olympians. “I am aware,” Hughes said, nodding her head when asked if she realized one jump cost her the title. “And it’s going to push me to March.” Meissner finished with 181.68 points. Hughes, who turned 18 on Friday, had 180.86. Alissa Czisny won the free skate, but wound up third overall because she had so much ground to make up after her fifth-place finish in the short program. All three were named to the team for the world championships in March. center_img “I’ll try to get that perfect skate at worlds,” Meissner said. The men’s final was later Saturday, with two-time world bronze medalist Evan Lysacek trying to hold off defending champ Johnny Weir. Meissner, who turned 17 in October, was the first female skater since Kristi Yamaguchi in 1991 to win a world title before earning the crown in her own country. With Kwan and Sasha Cohen both absent for the first time in a decade, Meissner should have had little trouble filling in the gap in her resume. But she’s never been the favorite at this level and seemed to struggle with the expectations. She put a hand down on her opening triple lutz and couldn’t tack on the triple toe loop that was supposed to complete the combination. “I forgot about it and just kept going. I knew I had the whole program I could make up the points I missed on that,” she said. She did a triple flip-triple toe combo, but the landing on the second jump was shaky. She did do a three-jump combination – double axel-double toe-double loop – that was impressive, especially because it came 15 seconds from the end of the 4-minute program. She had some nice moments to “Galicie Flamenco” and at one point clicked her hands like a Spanish dancer. But she didn’t have nearly the fire flamenco numbers usually inspire. That left the door open for Hughes, the little sister of 2002 Olympic champion Sarah Hughes. She almost made it. Hughes’ day got off to a rough start when she realized 20 minutes before she was due on the ice for warm-ups that her dress was back at the hotel. Coach Bonni Retzkin rushed to grab it, and made it back to the arena with about five minutes to spare. “I had the best warm-up of my life,” Hughes said, laughing. A pretty good program, too. Hughes’ power and gutsiness were on full display Saturday afternoon. She’d finished third in the short program, and knew it would take her very best to win a national title. Her opening jump, a double axel, was spectacular. She did three jump combinations, including a triple lutz-double toe-double loop combo that looked effortless. The crowd began applauding, and it looked as if Hughes might be on her way to an upset. But the rotation on her triple flip was delayed, she couldn’t hold the landing and she crashed hard to the ice. But Hughes kept right on attacking through the final note. “Even though I fell, I knew I could get up and keep going,” Hughes said. “If I get up and keep going, I still have a chance. I’m really happy with myself that I did the last two jumps. “It was really close so, next year.” After botching the short program, Czisny had nothing to lose Saturday. She made her routine look effortless, including a multiple-position layback spin in which she leaned completely over to one side and then went into a Biellmann, pulling one leg back and up to her head. She did five clean triple jumps, two in combination. She two-footed another triple jump, but the rest of her jumps were smooth, high and controlled. Her spirals drew applause and her final spin was quick. She pumped her fists when she was done, and the audience gave her a standing ovation. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Done deal! Chelsea and Man United fans can’t believe this huge deal – mega signing!

first_imgManchester City have completed the signing of Kevin de Bruyne from Wolfsburg for an estimated fee of around £54m. The Belgian midfielder has penned a six-year deal at the Etihad and becomes City’s fourth major signing of the summer, with the transfer being announced just as Manchester United kicked off at Swansea City. De Bruyne began his career at Genk before moving to Chelsea for £6.7m in January 2012 He struggled to make an impact for the Blues and was shipped out on loan to Werder Bremen before making a permanent switch to Wolfsburg in January 2014. “I want to reach the highest level possible as a player and I think the most important thing is that at the end of the season we can be happy and maybe have some titles,” he told the club’s official website. “I think this is the most important thing for the club, the players and for the fans of course.” Kevin de Bruyne 1last_img read more

It’s not just jeans but gadgets, too

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles“Everything is inappropriate,” Eisenring said as Juliane tried on a mint-green stripped jacket at Forever 21. “It’s really hard to keep them looking age-appropriate.” At Charlotte Russe in the Northridge Fashion Center, Kathleen Brebes said keeping her 16-year-old daughter Keri dressed appropriately can be pricey. “In order to be modest you’ve got to layer,” said Brebes of Northridge as Keri selected a pair of slim black shorts, a sheer white sleeveless sweater and a tight beige camisole. “It costs you much more but in the long run you get modesty.” Clothing standards are a tug-of-war between the designer, who might want to push the envelope and a retailer who wants to make sure the apparel won’t be returned for being too risqu , Goudie said. Parents often play an active role in determining appropriateness, too. Many of this season’s hot fashions leave room for modesty. With back-to-school shopping in high gear, parents may find themselves negotiating with their children not just for age-appropriate clothing, but over what electronic gadgets are a necessity. Some 36 percent of students will pick out new computers, MP3 players and other gizmos as part of their back-to-school ensembles, according to a report by the International Council of Shopping Centers. “It’s not only the jeans you’re wearing but what kind of phone you have and what you can do with it,” said Mary Goudie, who watches fashion trends at BDS Marketing in Irvine. On a recent afternoon at the Westfield Topanga mall in Woodland Hills, Dana Eisenring of Chatsworth was less concerned with cutting-edge gadgets than making sure her 14-year-old daughter Juliane was dressed properly. Slim-fit “skinny” jeans and big purses are back in style, as are camouflage prints. Earth tones like brown and green are popular but rolling backpacks are out. Vans shoes seem to be doing well. At the Westfield Topanga, Journeys manager Sean Thompson said he is having a hard time keeping up with the brisk sales of the sneakers. “We can’t keep them in stock,” Thompson said. “You get basic colors, they go with everything and they’re relatively inexpensive.” Back-to-school sales are expected to be healthy, with expected growth of 3 percent to 4 percent over last year, according to the ICSC report. “It’s probably going to be moderate, which is what we’ve seen all year long,” said Patrice Duker, an ICSC spokeswoman. Shoppers are waiting longer to hit the stores. August is still the busiest month, but September draws many more customers than July, Duker said. Customers could be waiting in hopes prices will drop. Price is a factor for 54 percent of shoppers, according to the ICSC report. More likely, students want to see what their peers are wearing before going shopping. “The last 10 days make up the bulk of back-to-school shopping,” Duker said. “Kids wait to see what styles are in.” julia.scott@dailynews.com (818) 713-3735160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Area’s biggest rivalry takes field

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsFans should arrive early to ensure a seat. Otherwise, they might have to stand like the many thousands who have overflowed this rivalry through the years. “It’s going to be huge. This is a real big game,” Canyon offensive lineman Marc Valdez said. “It’s always this way when Canyon and Hart get together because we’re arch rivals. I’m really looking forward to this game, and we’re ready to play.” After opening with two consecutive poor performances in decisive losses to St. Bonaventure of Ventura and Moorpark, Hart has won three of four, including an impressive 49-21 victory last week over defending Div.I champion Loyola of Los Angeles. “I think that was a pretty big win for us against Loyola, and now we just have to keep it rolling,” Pettee said. Canyon (3-2) lost two of its first three – the defeats were close losses to St. Bonaventure and fellow state power Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks – but has won two in a row, including a 38-35 comeback victory last week at defending Div.X champion Crespi of Encino. SANTA CLARITA – The area’s most heated high school football rivalry resumes tonight, as Hart and Canyon meet at 7:30p.m. at College of the Canyons in a rematch of last year’s Southern Section Div.II championship. It’s the Foothill League opener, and a crowd of about 8,000 is expected – that’s been the average through the years. Host Hart (3-3) looks to break a three-game losing streak that includes a 21-13 defeat in last year’s final, which ended with Hart at the 1-yard line. High school football in California doesn’t get much bigger than this. While both teams have had their early struggles against difficult nonleague opponents, they’re both coming off impressive performances during the past two weeks, so there shouldn’t be any excuses. “It’s a very big game for us. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing because there’s going to be a lot of people there,” Hart quarterback Alex Pettee said. “Canyon is a very aggressive team, and they fly really fast to the football. So we’ve got to match their intensity and get after it.” Hart defeated Canyon 13 times in a row from 1991 to 2003, but the Cowboys have won the past three, including a 16-14 victory during the regular season last year. This year, Canyon is ranked higher, but Hart has the revenge factor in its favor. It’s the Cowboys versus the Indians, and this one appears too close to call. “This is a game for us to gain some respect back after last year,” said Delano Howell, Hart’s star running back who has scored 20 touchdowns, 18 over the past four games. “We made some big mistakes that led to those losses against Canyon last year. We had a chance to win those games. We just can’t make mental mistakes, and we need to play hard.” Many in local football circles have been counting the moments for these powerhouses to face off again because both of last year’s matchups were decided in the waning moments. “We can’t wait. As seniors, this could be the last time we ever play, and I think we’re ready,” Canyon receiver Kenny Suber said. “Last year, everyone said it was impossible to beat Hart twice in the same season, but we just played Cowboy football and came out on top. I think we can do it again if we come out and play. “Hart’s a really good team, but we’re hoping to beat them again because we’ve been working hard in practice every day.” Canyon joined the Foothill League in 1992, but the Canyon-Hart rivalry had already been pumping since the early 1970s, as the neighborhood rivals used to play each other in the first game of the season. In 1985, Canyon won 6-3 before a home crowd of more than 9,000, and the game ended when Hart’s star quarterback, Jim Bonds, was tackled inside the 1-yard line as time expired. Some who were there that night still wonder why Hart didn’t attempt a game-tying field goal, but even then the rivalry was so heated that a tie simply wouldn’t suffice. Canyon went on to win its third consecutive Northwestern Conference title, and Hart finished as the Coastal Conference runner-up. The following year, in 1986, an even bigger crowd showed up for the rematch, as Bonds was a UCLA-bound returning senior. And Canyon featured quarterback Ken Solom, who had taken over during the playoffs the previous season and would eventually play at Michigan. Bonds passed for a then-school-record 326 yards and four touchdowns, but Canyon pulled out a 42-32 victory to preserve a 39-game winning streak behind Chad Ziegler’s four touchdowns. The 1991 matchup was the last time Canyon and Hart played in a season opener – and it was a doozy, as Hart came back with three minutes left to win 32-27 on a 50-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Connors to Davis Delmatoff, now Hart’s offensive coordinator. Canyon drove inside Hart’s 10-yard line in the final moments, but Doug Socha’s fumble recovery preserved the victory. Five years later in 1996, Hart scored on a 55-yard fumble on the first play to spark a 41-3 victory. In 1998, Hart’s star receiver, Jerry Owens, broke his leg late in the second quarter, and Hart was fired up in the second half, pulling away with a 48-10 victory that featured an 80-yard touchdown pass from legendary quarterback Kyle Boller that traveled nearly the entire distance in the air. Many consider it the most incredible pass in Hart history – a significant achievement for a program with a national reputation as a quarterback factory. Perhaps two of the most exciting games in the series came last year. In the first meeting, Canyon won 16-14 to claim its first Foothill League title, as Tyler Hawkins recovered a Hart fumble on Canyon’s 5-yard line in the final moments. A month later, Canyon won again in the championship game at Home Depot Center, as Hart closed with a 98-yard drive from its 1-yard line, ending on Canyon’s 1 when J.J. DiLuigi made a game-saving tackle on fourth down in the final seconds. gerry.gittelson@dailynews.com (661) 257-5218160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Marcelo says Brazil star is a better player than Real Madrid signing Eden Hazard

first_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LATEST REVEALED 2 targets latest Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Eden Hazard is not better than Neymar according to his new Real Madrid team-mate Marcelo.After almost 12 months of intense speculation about his future, Chelsea finally accepted a bid for Hazard which could rise beyond £150million. Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested New job getty deals FAREWELL Getty Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The Belgian is the big name signing of the summer for Real and he will hope to have the same impact for Zinedine Zidane’s side as he did during his time at Stamford Bridge.While Hazard is rightly considered to be one of the best in the world, Marcelo believes he is not on the level of Brazil colleague Neymar. Neymar is better than Hazard according to Marcelo Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS The Paris Saint-Germain star was excellent during his time with Barcelona, but left in August 2017 to join his current employees for a world-record fee of £198m.“Eden’s a top player,” Marcelo said in an interview with YouTube channel De Sola.“A player of high quality and, like Neymar, has the quality to be in the top five. 2 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January TROPHY Hazard left Chelsea for Real Madrid last month “He’s impressive, you cannot compare them, but Neymar is better for me.”The Brazilian has reportedly considered Manchester United as his next destination, but is hopeful of a return to former club Barcelona.last_img read more

Washington County Inmate Roster – 7-5-18

first_imgDomestic Battery Committed in the Presence of a Child Under 16July 5Dustin W. Spicer, 30, Salem Reckless HomicideOperating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Causing Death of Another PersonJuly 4Washington County Sheriff’s DepartmentAndrew W. Johnson, 40, Salem Violation of Probation Violation of withheld sentence on violation of probationJuly 3Indiana State PoliceAnthony Dale Bane, 35, Campbellsburg July 2Washington County Sheriff’s DepartmentLaken Brooke Burris, 21, Madison Violation of Probationcenter_img Possession of MethVisiting a Common NuisancePossession of ParaphernaliaOrder Revoking BondWashington County Sheriff’s DepartmentRandy J. Tussey, 33, Shoals Michelle L. Sanders, 29, Sellersburg Possession of MethMaintaining a Common NuisanceOrder Revoking BondChad Wesley Dean, 26, Salem Public IntoxicationFailure to AppearCity of Salem PoliceGary L. Dean, 57, Clarlestownlast_img read more

Training for N Cape bird guides

first_img15 August 2003The Northern Cape department of agriculture, land reform, environment and conservation has selected eight candidates from disadvantaged backgrounds to be trained as bird guides.The eight will undergo an intensive three-week course at BirdLife South Africa’s facilities in Wakkerstroom in Mpumalanga next month. The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund is funding the venture, which is a joint initiative between the department and BirdLife South Africa.The aspirant guides, who come from Galeshewe, Plafontein and Schmidt Drift in the Northern Cape, will be based in Kimberley after completing their training. With Kimberly rated as a bird watching hotspot by tourists, the guides will provide an important service to a growing industry.The guides will be stationed at some of the popular bird watching spots in Kimberley, including Road Lodge, the San community’s Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre, and Kamfers Dam, which is home to more than 38 000 flamingos as well as numerous other bird species.Departmental spokesperson Thabo Mothibi called the flamingos the “jam” of Kimberley. “Local people here often refer to [the flamingos] as the pink stuff in the dam. If only they knew it is an important part of eco-tourism in South Africa”, Mothibi said.Kimberley boasts a great number of bird species that are restricted to southern Africa’s arid areas. The recently described Kimberley pipits and the long-tailed pipits are much sought after by professional and amateur ornithologists. In addition, about 300 pairs of white-backed vultures breed on the city’s doorstep.Diamond mining giant De Beers and other landowners have agreed to allow the guides to bring tourists to their properties for bird viewing.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Salman Butt scores century in comeback match, Mohammad Asif takes 2 wickets

first_imgFormer Pakistan captain Salman Butt smashed a century and fast bowler Mohammad Asif took two wickets as the convicted spot-fixers made their first appearance Sunday in competitive cricket after being away for more than five years.Butt scored 135 off 143 balls with 14 fours while Asif took 2 for 22 as they led the Water and Power Development Authority to a convincing 141-run victory over Federally Administered Tribal Areas in a one-day cup match in Hyderabad.”I hope that this is the new beginning,” Butt said. “As long as I will get more matches, I will improve.”Both players were eligible to compete from last September when their bans ended but first had to go through the Pakistan Cricket Board’s rehabilitation program.Asif, Butt and fast bowler Mohammad Amir were banned for at least five years for deliberate no-balls at a 2010 Test match against England. Butt was captain of the team for the Lord’s Test.Amir pleaded guilty from the onset, which accelerated the left-arm fast bowler’s return to the national team, Butt and Asif went on to challenge the bans until their appeals were rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Both players ultimately accepted their responsibility before the ICC lifted their bans. The PCB agreed a six-month rehabilitation program for the duo that included lectures to younger cricketers on anti-corruption before allowing them to compete in domestic matches.”I am very relaxed, the toughest phase of my life is over,” Asif said.”This one-day tournament will help me gauge where I stand … international cricket is my target but I have to do well in the domestic matches before I can hope (for) international cricket.”advertisementPakistan coach Waqar Younis said last week that, if they perform well in domestic matches, both players deserve another chance in international cricket.last_img read more