One trophy not good enough for Man United, says Matic

first_imgManchester United cannot consider their current season to be a successful one even if they win the FA Cup, midfielder Nemanja Matic has said.United’s 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday kept alive their only realistic chance of winning a trophy this season after their exit from the Champions League last week.Rivals Manchester City are firm favourites to win the Premier League title this campaign as second-placed United lie 16 points behind their neighbours with eight matches left to be played.“You have four competitions in the season – if you win one for me it is not enough, but you always have to do your best,” Matic told British media.“In the Premier League, when you are in the first four this is not perfect but is good to play for the Champions League next season.“If you win the FA Cup I cannot say it is a successful season, but it’s a good season.”Manager Jose Mourinho’s team were also knocked out of the League Cup quarter-finals after a shock defeat by Championship (second tier) side Bristol City.After the win over Brighton, Mourinho hailed Matic as “an island of personality, desire and control” while criticising others for a lacklustre showing.“He (Mourinho) is special because he wants to win always. You can see when we lose a game he cannot accept that. Probably that’s why he won more than 20 trophies in his life,” Serbian Matic added.“It is very difficult to work with him because he always wants more and more. Even if you win the league he wants to win again next season. He is like this and the players need to be ready for that.”After the conclusion of the international break, United host Swansea City in the league on March 31 before taking on Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-finals next month.last_img read more

Politics and peace: The fate of Colombia’s forests (commentary)

first_imgJuan Manuel Santos will be forever remembered as the president who ended one of the world’s longest armed conflicts, establishing a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 2016.While the peace accords have shaped his image at home and abroad, they do not represent his entire presidential legacy. In addition to lowering the domestic poverty, unemployment, and murder rates, Santos advanced the country’s environmental agenda during his two terms. This should not be undervalued.Deforestation in the post-conflict era has grown at an alarming rate. Rather than a policy solution, Santos’ environmental legacy should be viewed as an initial step in securing the fate of Colombia’s forests.This post is a commentary. The views expressed are those of the author, not necessarily Mongabay. Juan Manuel Santos will be forever remembered as the president who ended one of the world’s longest armed conflicts, establishing a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 2016. But the same agreement which earned him international acclaim and the Nobel Peace Prize produced a wave of opposition in his home country. The esteemed global leader left office on August 7 with a domestic approval rating in the low 20s.While the peace accords have shaped his image at home and abroad, they do not represent his entire presidential legacy. In addition to lowering the domestic poverty, unemployment, and murder rates, Santos advanced the country’s environmental agenda during his two terms. This should not be undervalued.Still, deforestation in the post-conflict era has grown at an alarming rate. Rather than a policy solution, Santos’ environmental legacy should be viewed as an initial step in securing the fate of Colombia’s forests.Protecting Colombia’s natural heritage: A priority of the Santos AdministrationColombia’s National Protected Area System (SINAP) experienced significant growth under Santos. Government sources report that over 44 million acres — an area larger than the state of New York — of national protected areas were established over eight years. Approximately 60 percent of these lands (17.5 million acres) gained national park status, which offers the greatest amount of protection for flora, fauna, and indigenous peoples.This is unprecedented by any standard. In comparison, Peru, another megadiversity country, created only 6 million acres of national parks in the same period of time.Deforestation in the Colombian Amazon threatens a number of protected areas, including Chiribiquete National Park. Current deforestation hotspots are expected to worsen if not addressed. Map: Amazon Conservation, Amazon Conservation Team, and MAAP.Under Santos, the government established Herencia Colombia (Heritage Colombia), a financing model for the country’s national protected areas. Led by the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and the National Park Service, Herencia Colombia will ensure the expansion of the SINAP system and the long-term management of its lands.A symbol of Santos’ wider-reaching legacy, Chiribiquete National Park is one of the many areas that will be supported by this initiative. Referred to as the “heart of the Amazon,” the park more than tripled following expansions in 2013 and 2018 and is now larger than the country of Denmark. In addition to its impressive size, Chiribiquete is a new UNESCO World Heritage Site, a haven for biodiversity, and the home of uncontacted indigenous peoples.Peace brings new opportunities for conservationSpanning across two remote regions in Colombia, Chiribiquete is located in former FARC territory, making it virtually inaccessible to outsiders during the country’s 52-year conflict. A bombed airplane landing strip in the middle of the park — now slowly returning back to nature — is an eerie reminder of its past history.Prior to the demobilization of the FARC, an estimated 70 percent of Colombia’s national protected areas were located in conflict zones. Peace made it possible to enter these areas once again. This is an achievement within itself, as it has advanced scientific knowledge and generated a rise in ecotourism.During his presidency, Santos promoted the scientific exploration of post-conflict areas like Chiribiquete through the creation of the Colombia Bio program. This initiative, as described by the government, is for the country to “know, value, preserve and strategically take advantage of its biodiversity as an alternative for social and economic growth.” Not only is the country’s biodiversity an important part of its national identity and a source of pride for many Colombians, but it also symbolizes a new chapter in Colombian history — one without FARC conflict.In September 2017, National Geographic and Amazon Conservation Team honored President Santos for his commitment to conservation and indigenous peoples. Photo by Haley Wiebel.Environmental challenges in the post-conflict eraDespite these advances, the environmental situation in Colombia is far from perfect. Following the demobilization of the FARC, deforestation in Colombia skyrocketed, resulting in the loss of over 440,000 acres of land in 2016, a 44 percent increase from the year before. These numbers continue to grow.An unintended effect of the peace deal, much of the land that was once FARC territory is now being targeted by criminal mafias, land grabbers, and other groups. Without an enforcement presence, these remote areas essentially became “free” to whoever claimed them first, prompting a race to seize available lands.The Colombian Amazon has been one of the largest victims of this destruction, as approximately 65.5 percent of the country’s deforestation is concentrated in this region. Between January 2017 and February 2018, an area 27 times larger than the size of Manhattan was lost. What was once dense tropical rainforest is largely now cattle pasture and plots of illegal coca.The post-conflict plan’s failure to address these issues and cuts to the environmental budget have been cited as enabling factors behind rising deforestation.A lasting legacy and reasons for hopeThe cancellation of the Marginal de la Selva Road exemplifies a government effort to prevent further deforestation. In March, Santos announced that part of Colombia’s $1 billion infrastructure project would not be completed due to the severe environmental risk that it posed to the Amazon. This saved countless acres of land from being deforested, including an area close to three of the country’s prized national parks.A road through the Colombian Amazon. Approximately 66% of deforestation in Colombia is concentrated in the Amazon. Photo by Rodrigo Botero / FCDS.The Santos administration also went to significant lengths to protect the stewards of Colombia’s forests — indigenous peoples. As a part of this work, the former president expanded indigenous reserves, passed a landmark policy protecting uncontacted peoples, and recognized the ancestral territorial rights of a number of communities.Still, the end of the Santos government signals a new era of environmental policy in Colombia. While the country’s newest president, Iván Duque, and his predecessor do not share similar ideologies, the well-being of Colombian society depends on the country’s natural capital remaining intact and protected from illegal activity.President Duque now has the chance to establish himself as an environmental leader by achieving new conservation victories and implementing solutions to existing problems. In securing his country’s environmental future, he can ensure his own legacy as a champion of the Colombian people and as a defender of our planet.The Colombian Amazon. Photo by Rodrigo Botero/ FCDS.Haley Wiebel is a Communications Specialist at Andes Amazon Fund and serves as a Climate Reality Leader as a part of former Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. She is based in Washington, DC. Follow her on Twitter: @haley_wiebel.Editor’s Note: Mongabay is a grantee of the Andes Amazon Fund. The editorial decision to publish this commentary was not influenced by this financial relationship.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. Commentary, Conflict, Conservation, Editorials, Environment, National Parks, Protected Areas, Researcher Perspective Series, Social Conflict 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 Mike Gaworeckilast_img read more

Spinning wheels…

first_img…on BudgetThe PNC-led Government has gone into survival mode with the spectre of the PPP’s no-confidence vote hanging over its head like the sharpened cutlass of a cane cutter poised to lop off the “head” of a cane stalk!! As the week closed, Nagamootoo, the man who was supposed to be a bulked-up PM, boasted with false bravado: “We will have this motion discussed and defeated, because it is not viable.” But his saucer-sized widened eyes – like a deer’s caught in headlights – gave him away!!If he’s so confident of leading the coalition MPs into victory, why wait till December, and not get it out of the way before the Budget Debate?  Because he knows the no-confidence debate will be a Guyanese “Charge of the Light Brigade”, that’s why!! Defeat is certain!! Your Eyewitness is sorry, though, for the backbenchers on the coalition benches. To paraphrase Tennyson: “Not though these MP’s knew/ Someone had blundered./ Theirs not to make reply,/ Theirs not to reason why,/ Theirs but to do and die./ Into the valley of Death/ Rode the thirty-three.”But, as your Eyewitness said yesterday, the Budget is just free publicity for the coalition Government to promise all sorts of meaningless giveaways for their constituency; knowing full well, come the new year after the inevitable new elections, there will be a new Budget by the victorious PPP!! Even on the cusp of Jordan reading out his Budget – which he’ll predictably label banally “Biggest ever!” — your Eyewitness will tell you why the PNC isn’t serious about Guyana or its people.While a budget details a government’s spending for the coming year, if they mean business about development, that spending will be part of a broader strategic plan. But this Budget – your Eyewitness predicts once again – will be just “bread and circus” for the gullible, and will completely ignore the “Green Development Strategy” it ostentatiously announced two years ago.In its own words, “The strategic approach which will be adopted to address the structural transformation of Guyana’s economy into a green and inclusive one will recognise the economic value of the extractive sectors, instituting measures to ensure their environmental sustainability while facilitating new economic growth from a more diverse set of inclusive, green and high value-adding sectors.“Emphasis will be placed on a number of areas which will contribute to facilitating a shift from a heavy reliance on a commodities-dependent productive base to one that is more diversified, value-adding, inclusive, and green: Resource extraction for sustainable development/ Sustainable, productive, climate-resilient and diversified agriculture/ Green, inclusive, high value-adding industrial development/ Enabling business environment.”Your Eyewitness challenges Nagamootoo to identify programmes in the coming Budget that advance even ONE of those objectives!!Wanker!!…with a 4% partyAfter the LGE humiliated him by revealing that even his AFC candidates in his home village, Whim (including his sister, his Dabit and Pupah!), couldn’t get their “backers” to vote for them, Nagamootoo tried to bluff his way out by claiming he’s still part of a 10 per cent party. He even disputed Jagdeo’s claim that in reality there was no way he could even get past 4 per cent! Well, now that GECOM’s announced the AFC barely got 4 per cent of the votes, what says he now? Is he going to fess up and eat humble pie? Is he going to apologise to Jagdeo?Not Nagamootoo. The man has always been a bluffer, known for his tall tales. Remember him telling everyone Jagan PROMISED HIM THE PRESIDENCY in the Rupununi? Did he think all the Indigenous Peoples listening to the great man couldn’t understand English? How come none of them even confirmed Nagamootoo’s claim?And failure begets failure. Bereft of votes, his goose is cooked come 2020!!…on changeThe PNC, like the leopard (and jaguar) of yore, can’t change its spots; it’s genetic!! They retained Chase-Green as a candidate in Georgetown, and just watch them return her as Mayor!!You can’t just dump folks who know where the bodies are buried!!last_img read more

Music player results in bomb scare

first_imgCANYON COUNTRY – A county sheriff’s bomb squad lit the fuse on a “Mission: Impossible III” promotion Friday when it detonated a suspicious-looking device found inside a newsstand. The device, found about 9 a.m. in a Los Angeles Times news rack outside Canyon Liquor on Soledad Canyon Road, turned out to be a music player designed to play the spy saga’s theme song when the door opened. But for sheriff’s Deputy Tony Hawkins, the device he described as a red, rectangular box with openings that looked like speakers might have been more than it appeared. “It looked suspicious to me, so I went ahead and called Arson and Explosives,” he said. “They came and looked at it and decided to detonate it.” Sheriff’s deputies evacuated about five people from the strip mall, whose tenants include a dry cleaner, a check-cashing service and a Thai-Chinese restaurant, then closed Soledad Canyon Road at Sand Canyon Road for about 20 minutes, Hawkins said. The tenants watched anxiously from a gasoline station across the street while a sheriff’s deputy in full explosives gear examined the newsstand. “It’s kids playing a joke, I hope,” said Limha Song, owner of Canyon Cleaners, who was told to leave her shop. “It’s very scary these days. People are more crazy.” Sheriff’s deputies blasted the device twice. Times spokeswoman Amy Moynihan said these “singing” newsracks are part of the newspaper’s promotion for “Mission: Impossible III,” which opens Friday 5 and stars Tom Cruise. The device has been installed in about 4,500 newsstands throughout Southern California. “This is the first time where this promotion has ever been done,” she said. “It’s very interactive.” eugene.tong@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want 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

Law or winter to end Vermont town’s public nudity fad

first_imgBRATTLEBORO, Vt. – Public nudity isn’t new to this bastion of nonconformity, but it usually bares itself in places other than the downtown parking lot. But recently teenagers and young adults have disrobed near restaurants, bookstores and the town’s many galleries, igniting a debate about whether Brattleboro should ban a practice long tolerated until now. “Brattleboro tends to be a laid-back town and pretty accepting of the unusual, but this is really pushing limits,” said Police Chief John Martin. “It’s clearly to outrage people. It’s clearly rebelliousness.” By most accounts, the stripping started on a whim in early summer when a young woman sat naked on a park bench, Martin said. Then another young woman started taking her shirt off downtown. At Everyone’s Books, co-owner Rich Geidel, 50, said the parking lot may not be the most appropriate place for nudity, but “as long as people are polite and don’t block the entrance, we don’t ask them to leave.” To others, it’s disturbing and something more than harmless rebellion. “It’s a bad image for Brattleboro,” said Ozzie Kocaoglu, 43, who owns the Sundried Tomato restaurant at the far end of the parking lot. Vermont has no state laws against public nudity, but communities can write their own bans. At least eight cities and towns have anti-nudity ordinances, according to the Vermont League of Cities and Towns. So far, Brattleboro has chosen not to join them, but the teenagers’ dress-down may change that. Officials in the southeast Vermont town, about 80 miles west of Boston, are researching how other communities have responded. For now Brattleboro is weighing its options and waiting for temperatures to drop. “As soon as winter comes, there won’t be a story anymore,” said Town Clerk Annette Cappy.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.A festival promoting nudity and rebelliousness attracted nude hula hoopers in a downtown parking lot in May. Last month, a half dozen young people bared their bodies in a parking lot, encircled by the backs of bookstores, coffee shops and restaurants. “It’s just an act of freedom,” said 19-year-old Adhi Palar. “We’re just doing so because we can.” Palar said he and the others “do not consider nakedness to be innately sexual or rude, and it shouldn’t be confined to that.” All the bare skin has raised eyebrows, even in a 12,000-population town that has had clothing-optional swimming holes, streakers and an event known as Breast Fest, with women parading topless. last_img read more

Drogheda strike late as Finn Harps fall to first leg defeat

first_imgCHRIS LYONS netted a 92nd minute winner as Drogheda United moved into the driving seat in the promotion-relegation play-off against Finn Harps. Drogheda United 1 Finn Harps 0By Chris McNulty at United Park. Pictures by Joe Boland Lyons fired home two minutes into added time for a dramatic winner that tips the scales in Drogheda’s favour ahead of Friday’s return leg in Ballybofey. Sub Stephen Meaney put the ball across the penalty area and the ball fell inviting for Lyons. The Drogs attacker was the picture of cool as he side-stepped a defender before curling home past Mark Anthony McGinley.On a night when Drogheda had the better of the chances, McGinley looked to be on his way to a ninth clean sheet of the season until the Drogs struck the late sucker punch.Harps, whose manager Ollie Horgan was sent off with 30 minutes to play, lived dangerous at times and they were made pay when Lyons struck a dagger through their hearts.  There was still time for Harps to fashion a late chance of a leveller, but sub Raffaele Cretaro shot off the post. Harps had a real let-off 18 minutes from the end. Luke McNally prodded goal-ward from close range and, after Mark Russell cleared off the line, Stephen Meaney – who had only just come into the action – riffled over when he ought to have hit the target. Drogheda swept forward soon after and Conor Kane’s cross just missed the in-rushing Mark Doyle with McGinley plucking the ball from the sky.Harps manager Horgan was banished to the stands in rather bizarre circumstances on the hour. With Harps ready to defend a free-kick, Harry Ascroft went off the field to change his shorts, which had ripped.With the officials not allowing Ascroft return before play resume, Horgan was livid. After a stand-off with the officials, Horgan was sent off.    Harps goalkeeper McGinley kept the slate clean with a magnificent save in the 19th minute. Chris Lyons recycled the play wide on the left touchline after Adam Wixted’s corner flew across the penalty area. Lyons weaved his way inside and a dipping effort was wonderfully turned over the top by the stretching McGinley.Moments earlier, Harps had a reprieve when Wixted pounced on a rare slip by Sam Todd and flung across for Lyons, whose close-range header was into the midriff of the grateful McGinley.Keith Cowan had powered over the top in the second minute after a set piece wasn’t dealt with and Harps had a big moment themselves in the 26th minute. Nathan Boyle – who scored last year when Harps overcame Drogheda in the First Division play-off – shot over from beneath the Drogheda crossbar, but had his blushes spared by an offside flag.That came after Cowan went down in the area and Harps cried foul, but ref’ Hennessy was having none of their appeals.  Cowan – withdrawn at half-time in the Brandywell on Friday night – was passed fit to start at the heart of the Harps rearguard, while Mark Coyle also got the nod. There was no place in the squad, though, for Mark Timlin, who was injured on Friday-week last as Harps overcame Waterford 1-0 in Ballybofey.Although this week represents Harps’ 13th play-off tie, it is the club’s first time to compete in the play-offs as the Premier Division club. Harps had won promotion from the First Division in each of their last three times to compete in the play-offs, but Harps supporters of an older vintage can recall the hours of pain in their search for promotion. And, so, their nerves jangled as they wandered up the Windmill Road.Drogheda were unchanged from Friday’s 5-1 thumping of Cabinteely. Horgan opted to skip his side’s derby game at Derry City and instead was at United Park to see McNally net a hat-trick for the Drogs.McNally was presented with a decent chance on the half-hour here, but the centre-back couldn’t get over the ball from a teasing Wixted corner.  Ruairi Harkin almost caught Luca Gratzer out late in the first half when his cross cannoned off the far post, while Mark Coyle went down under the challenge of James Brown in added time. Hennessy had a good luck, but gave a stern shake of the head. Beforehand, Horgan said he would have taken a narrow defeat. Now, Harps’ Premier Division survival goes on the line.It’s all to play for.Drogheda United: Luca Gratzer; James Brown, Luke McNally, Kevin Farragher, Conor Kane; Mark Hughes, Sean Brennan (Jamie Hollywood 78); Adam Wixted (Stephen Meaney 70), Luke Heeney, Mark Doyle; Chris Lyons.Finn Harps: Mark Anthony McGinley; Harry Ascroft, Keith Cowan, Sam Todd; Jacob Borg, Ruairi Harkin (Daniel O’Reilly (78), Gareth Harkin, Tony McNamee, Mark Russell; Mark Coyle (Raffaele Cretaro 74); Nathan Boyle (Mikey Place 90).Referee: Rob HennessyDrogheda strike late as Finn Harps fall to first leg defeat was last modified: October 29th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 League of Ireland Premier DivisionDrogheda UnitedMark Anthony McGinleyNathan BoyleOllie Horganlast_img read more

This week’s sales at Raphoe Livestock Mart

first_imgThe following are the details for Raphoe Livestock Mart for this week.SHEEP SALE EVERY MONDAY AT 11 A.M.CATTLE SALE EVERY THURSDAY AT 11 A.M.Weanling Night Sale will be held on Tuesday 28th February 2017and will continue fortnightly until further notice.Included for sale on the night will be 10 Good Quality Charolais HeifersIntake from 4 p.m. and Sale at 7 p.m. __________________________________________________________Donegal Friesian Breeders’ Club will hold a Heifer Salein Raphoe Mart on Wednesday 1st March 2017Sale at 1 p.m.__________________________________________________________Letterkenny Show Society will hold a Bull Sale in Raphoe Marton Tuesday Night 7th March 2017 with 84 Bulls on offer.Sale commences at 6.30 p.m. __________________________________________________________PSRA Licence No: 001089This week’s sales at Raphoe Livestock Mart was last modified: February 27th, 2017 by StephenShare 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:Raphoe Livestock Martlast_img read more

Fixtures confirmed for two Summerhill finals

first_imgThe fixtures have been confirmed for Summerhill College’s two upcoming Connacht finals.The Sligo school’s Juvenile A Championship decider against St Jarlath’s College from Tuam will take place next Thursday.The Galway school defeated Westport’s Rice College in their semi-final today.And Summerhill’s Junior B Championship decider against Roscommon CBS has been set for Monday week, April 23.Both finals will take place at the Connacht GAA Centre in Bekan and both will throw-in at 12.30pm.last_img

Peter Casey slammed over ‘grossly insulting’ comments on Travellers

first_imgPresidential candidate Peter Casey has come under fire today after saying that he believes Irish Travellers should not be recognised as an ethnic minority.The businessman, who lives in Donegal, said Travellers having a special status in Ireland is “a load of nonsense.”“They are not from Romany or whatever,” Casey told The Floating Voter Podcast on Independent.ie. He also described Travellers as “basically people that are camping on someone else’s land” and argued that: “They are not paying their fair share of taxes in society.”Casey said that he sympathised with ‘the poor farmer’ if members of the travelling community camp on their land.Casey said: “Imagine the poor farmer whose land that they camped on, and who’ll buy the land from him?“The neighbours in the houses all around – do you think they’re sitting there going ‘this is great for my property value because I’ve now got three dozen caravans down the road’. “It’s just wrong, and I think somebody needs to sit up and say this is nonsense.”There have been calls for Casey to withdraw from the Presidential campaign following his remarks.Pavee Point, the Traveller advocacy group, described the comments as “grossly insulting and offensive”.President Michael D Higgins told Morning Ireland that he was appalled by Casey’s comments.President Higgins said: “Recognising the ethnic status of travellers was a wonderful opportunity to begin looking at all of the issues of inclusion… all of this important.” Presidential candidate Gavin Duffy also reacted to Casey’s comments, saying they were “reckless and inflammatory” and asked him to withdraw his remarks.“I think his comments are reckless and inflammatory and have no place in a campaign for election of First Citizen,” Duffy said.Peter Casey slammed over ‘grossly insulting’ comments on Travellers was last modified: October 22nd, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

100% Giving with the SHRM Foundation!

first_imgAttention, SHRM chapters and state councils! Have you made your 2018 annual donation to the SHRM Foundation yet? If you have, then you’ve moved your state one step closer to becoming a member of the 100% Giving Club. If you haven’t, there’s still time to do so!The 100% Giving Club annually recognizes the states with 100% giving from the SHRM state council and all chapters within the state. This club signifies the collective dedication your state has to advancing the mission of the SHRM Foundation.To join the 100% Giving Club, your state council and all chapters within the state must make their annual donation to the SHRM Foundation by November 2, 2018. Once the state council and all chapters have made their donation, you will receive a digital badge to display on websites and social media and will also be recognized and celebrated at SHRM’s Volunteer Leaders’ Summit. To confirm your chapter’s or state council’s 2018 donation to the SHRM Foundation, or to view donations from other chapters in your state, please visit the giving reports page of our website.For more information on how your state can achieve 100% giving status in 2018, please e-mail SHRM Foundation development specialist Alie Mihuta at alie.mihuta@shrm.org. #EmpowerHR #donate #100percent #shrmfoundationlast_img read more