Tanzania conducts aerial census on elephants in Selous-Mikumi

first_imgTanzanian wildlife authorities are conducting an aerial cencus aimed at finding out how elephant numbers are faring in one of the areas worst-hit by poaching.The survey from the skies will count the large mammals in the Selous-Mikumi ecosystems, while also noting signs of illegal activity.Previous surveys highlighted the drastic decline in elephant populations, because of ivory poaching.“The count targets large mammals and signs of illegal human activities in the area of the Selous Game Reserve, the Mikumi National Park, the Selous-Niassa corridor and the buffer zones,”  said a joint statement released by the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI), the Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA), the Tanzania National Parks, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Dar es Salaam, the German KfW Development Bank, and Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS).“We hope the 2017 Selous-Mikumi large mammal census will give clarity about the development of the elephant population in Selous,” project manager of the FZS Kathryn Doody said on Wednesday.Tanzania is one of the countries with highest elephant numbers, boasting of around 110,000 jumbos, according to wildlife authorities.The government in early September noted that its conservation and protection efforts had paid off, and was the main reason for the increase in elephant numbers.“There was a time when the number of jumbos went down to 10,000 due to illegal poaching, but we have fought to bring their population to 110,000. Tanzanians must appreciate what the government is doing to protect the elephants,” Natural Resources and Tourism Minister Jumanne Magambe said.The government of Tanzania will report the wildlife census data to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee through its “state of conservation report” in February 2018, according to the statement.last_img read more

US seizes $17m of cocaine from boat in Caribbean

first_img Share Tweet Share NewsRegional US seizes $17m of cocaine from boat in Caribbean by: Associated Free Press – November 20, 2015 Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! 880 Views   no discussions (file photo)MIAMI, United States (AFP) – US authorities seized half a ton of cocaine with a street value of $17 million from a speedboat off the coast of the Dominican Republican and arrested four people, the US Coast Guard said Friday.A patrol aircraft spotted the suspicious vessel on Sunday southeast of the island of Isla Beata in the Caribbean Sea, before US Coast Guard officials — traveling with a Dutch naval force — boarded the boat and discovered 22 packages of cocaine.Four suspected smugglers were detained by US authorities and face prosecution.“This seizure highlights how effectively the US Coast Guard and our allied partners are working together to disrupt the flow of illicit drugs from South America into the United States, the Caribbean and Europe,” said Cmdr Timothy Cronin, of the Coast Guard 7th District in Miami.“We have to keep these drugs from penetrating our borders. More importantly, we have to get after the organized criminal networks that fuel the violence and instability in the Western Hemisphere.”Since October 2014, the Coast Guard has seized cocaine worth $7.4 billion.last_img read more

Blue Jackets Earn First Preseason Win After Rough Opening Day

first_img Related Topics After going 0-2 in their first day of preseason action, the Blue Jackets bounced back on Monday night with a 3-2 shootout victory over the Boston Bruins.The Blue Jackets played two split squad games against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday and it did not go well, as Columbus lost the first match 7-3 and was shut out 5-0 in the night game.Head coach John Tortorella did not jump to any conclusions after those two rough games.“The last couple of days, we’ve really pushed them,” Tortorella said. “It doesn’t make for great games, but we’ve pushed them. We’re going to go through the process and make sure our conditioning is there by the 13th.” Tortorella went on to say, “Let’s not make any judgments here as far as today, today was going to be a mess,” said Tortorella on Sunday night.So flash forward to Monday night, when the Blue Jackets had their full squad going on the road in Boston against the Bruins.After a scoreless first period, Sonny Milano put the Blue Jackets on the board, scoring with a wrist shot off of assists from Seth Jones and Alexander Wennberg.The Bruins answered back, but Daniel Zaar broke the tie at the 8:07 mark of the second period, giving Columbus a 2-1 lead.Sam Gagner and Brandon Saad were credited with assists.Danton Heinen tied it up for the Bruins early in the third period and neither side could score for the next 24 minutes.After a scoreless overtime, the game went to a shootout, and Gagner ended it with a wrister to give Columbus the 3-2 victory.Although the end result on the scoreboard is meaningless, it’s nice to see the Blue Jackets end a losing streak – preseason or not – and get in the win column.Especially considering the horrendous start they had in 2015-16, it’s a sign that things could be heading in the right direction.The Blue Jackets play their first full squad preseason home game on Thursday night against the Nashville Predators.*Matt McCague Contributed to this story* Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.center_img Matt Medleylast_img read more

Budi Karya: Kereta Listrik Dipastikan Akan Ada di Ibukota Baru

first_imgMenteri Perhubungan Budi Karya Sumadi (KabarPenumpang.com) Ketika berbicara pemindahan ibukota dari Jakarta ke Kalimantan, banyak sekali yang dibahas baik infrastruktur hingga transportasi yang akan hadir di sana. Hal ini membuat pemerintah berpikir transportasi apa yang cocok untuk melengkapi ibukota baru tersebut. Menteri Perhubungan Budi Karya Sumadi mengatakan, pemerintah untuk membuat transportasi baru ini melakukan perencanaan dengan baik.Baca juga: Tengah Dikaji Pemerintah, Apakah O-Bahn Bakal Mengular di Indonesia?“Di mana saat berbicara satu fungsi kota tertentu, maka transportasi menjadi begitu penting. Kita selalu mengenal lokasi menjadi hal penting karena aksesibilitas adalah satu kunci keberhasilan semuanya,” ujar Budi Karya yang ditemui saat berbicara dalam forum transportasi massal ibukota baru, Kamis (10/10/2019). Dia mengatakan, lokasi untuk ibukota baru ini memiliki potensi luar biasa dan menjadi modal kota yang sangat menarik. Apalagi dengan upaya mencari bentuk kota berkelanjutan melalui angkutan massal tidaklah mudah.“Mandat pak Presiden sangat luar biasa yakni ibukota baru menjadi kota masa depan sebagai contoh dan pusat tourism. Selain jadi kota yang cantik dan kultur pola hidup baru dengan jalan kaki serta angkutan massal yang menggunakan teknologi berkelanjutan,” jelasnya.Terkait dana yang akan digelontorkan dalam pembangunan transportasi di ibukota baru ini, Budi Karya belum bisa menjelaskan secara rinci. Hal ini dikarenakan titik pasti ibukota belum ditetapkan secara sah.Namun dia mengatakan, untuk dana yang akan dikeluarkan lebih banyak nantinya dalam pembangunan kereta api dengan panjang sekitar 30-40 km. Sedangkan MRT dan moda transportasi lainnya menjadi pikiran serta rancangan masa depan.“Bayangannya seperti ini, dari bandara di Balikpapan, yang diperlukan adalah jalan tol dan kereta api. Ada pilihan lain seperti angkutan kapal dengan teknologi tenaga matahari. TOD perkotaan bisa disambungkan dengan kereta listrik atau bisa yang kita adopsi dari satu teknologi lebih maju yang tidak berbasis rel tetapi jalan kombinasi,” tambah Budi Karya.Dia mengatakan, dalam satu tahun kedepan, pihak pemerintah dengan Pekerjaan Umum membuat perencanaan ibukota baru. Tahun kedua, setelahnya ada proses land clearing, tahun ketiga untuk transportasi, tahun keempat prasarana sudah ada.“Tahun kelima akan uji coba transportasi massal. Kota inti nantinya di tahun kelima sudah bisa diterapkan. Kalau menyeluruh ke semuanya 10-15 tahun,” kata dia.Baca juga: Google Maps Hadirkan Fitur Info ‘Kepadatan Penumpang’ di Moda Transportasi UmumDia mengatakan, untuk transportasi lain akan dilihat utilitas terjadi atau tidak untuk angkutan amphibi atau bus tanah air. Sedangkan dia menegaskan untuk kereta listrik bisa dipastikan akan mengular di ibukota baru.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedIbukota Baru Akan Punya Bandara VVIP untuk Private Jet11/10/2019In “Bandara”Kenali Jenis Kereta Crane yang Bantu Evakuasi KRL Anjlok di Cilebut11/03/2019In “Darat”Jelang Asian Games 2018, FDTJ Rilis Peta Transportasi Massal Terintegrasi24/07/2018In “Bus dalam kota”last_img read more

Hilcorp Treats Kenai Seniors To Thanksgiving Dinner

FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Hilcorp will sponsor the annual Kenai Senior Thanksgiving Dinner for local area seniors 60 years old or older. This is the sixth year Hilcorp has provided funding and volunteers for this event, which is hosted by the Kenai Senior Center. The City of Kenai received a donation from Hilcorp Energy Company in the amount of $3,500 for the purchase of food and supplies for hosting the annual event. The Annual Peninsula Wide Senior Thanksgiving Dinner is a senior tradition that began in 1976. A Homemakers Club provided and served the first meal to the seniors. From there it grew and has been passed on through Unocal Oil, Agrium, and Marathon Oil before Hilcorp took over. The Annual Peninsula Wide Senior Thanksgiving Dinner, which will be held on November 20. read more

Ryan Kelly returns from knee injury in Tide win

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:cfdb6c3723cc7ee81de7118 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-956776-3859797305001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Alabama center Ryan Kelly retruns to action after missing two games with a knee injury.last_img read more

Knicks Using Two Different Colorations of the Same Logo?

first_imgAll Activity The lighter one is the one Chris Creamer has listed on the website, while the darker one appears to be the one used on court: If you look at the Knicks website below, you will notice different colorations of the main logo, one version at the top of the website, and one on the ticket selling banner(scroll down a little so the logo at the top drops down next to the banner to clearly see the difference): Sports Logos 317 I found two larger versions online to illustrate the difference: 1,779 Posted July 4, 2017 Posted July 4, 2017 Share on other sites 1 Link to post http://www.nba.com/teams/knicks 0 Members Sports Logo News So essentially the ones where its the lighter color is just the people using the older/wrong file. 317 colortv 1,779 Recommended Posts The one on the ticket banner appears to have darker, richer versions of the orange, blue, and gray. 0 TornadoGTS Sports Logos TornadoGTS Link to post Share this post Share on other sites 1,779 colortv By colortv, July 4, 2017 in Sports Logo News Forums Home http://store.nba.com/New_York_Knicks_Gear 1,323 posts Knicks Using Two Different Colorations of the Same Logo? 1,779 Whereas now its the correct darker color, like their uniforms. Followers 1 Light: Posted July 4, 2017 Sports Logo News Share this post Members The lighter one used to be the official color on the logo even though they had royal blue in the uniforms…. Knicks Using Two Different Colorations of the Same Logo? 1,323 posts Location:Florida 1,779 All Activity Share on other sites colortv 2,286 posts Same conundrum on the main NBA website: Go To Topic Listing Forums Home Sign in to follow this   Share this post 1,779 SportsLogos.Net colortv This topic is now closed to further replies. Sign in to follow this   Followers 1 SportsLogos.Net Members 317 Link to post http://www.nba.com/knicks/ Dark: Knicks Using Two Different Colorations of the Same Logo?last_img read more

Ghana to name International Friendly opponent, Thursday

first_imgWest African nation Ghana will confirm an opponent for the next FIFA approved international friendly by the close of business on Thursday, Goal.com can reveal.The 9 February game will be the first major assignment for new coach Goran Stevanovic who assumes office next Tuesday.“We’ll be able to confirm an opponent tomorrow [Thursday],” FA vice-president Fred Pappoe informed Goal.com. “It would not be strategic to give you names now, but everything is in place and it would be a team strong enough.”The four-time African champions will use the friendly to prep for their next crucial 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo.The World Cup quarter finalists have already booked a historic encounter at the Wembley Stadium with England on 29 March.Source: Goal.comlast_img read more

‘Old guys’ vital in Nationals’ season turnaround, old guy Max Scherzer says

first_img Three takeaways from Astros’ Game 3 ALCS win over Yankees “We knew we were going to be the oldest team in the league,” Scherzer said.Max is a mood. pic.twitter.com/Jo7VTR2VyK— MLB (@MLB) October 16, 2019″Everyone said that was a negative. We looked at it as a positive.”I’m one of the old guys and old guys can still play. I think the older guys bring a lot of value to the clubhouse. The experience we bring, the emotions we bring … all that helps.”The Nationals have been a hard-luck story in playoffs over the years but general manager Mike Rizzo, who has been with the franchise for more than a decade, always kept the faith in Washington. Three takeaways from the Nationals’ NLCS closeout win over the Cardinals Tuesday’s series-clinching victory was decided early as Washington scored seven runs in the first inning with RBIs from Trea Turner, Anthony Rendon, Juan Soto, Victor Robles and Yan Gomes, before pitcher Patrick Corbin’s 12 strikeouts saw them through to the win.Remarkably, the Nationals held a 19-31 record in May, prompting speculation about the futures of manager Dave Martinez and Scherzer, who was rumored to be on the trade block, but the veteran pitcher was confident the team’s experienced heads would steady the ship. Related News Umpire Jeff Nelson, who reportedly suffered a concussion in ALCS Game 3, won’t return in series Max Scherzer was delighted to prove the critics wrong as the Nationals reached the World Series for the first time in franchise history with a 7-4 win Tuesday over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.The win completed a sweep for the Nationals, who began life as the Montreal Expos and will face the winner of the ALCS between the Astros and Yankees. (Houston took a 2-1 series lead Tuesday with a 4-1 win in that series.) For the first time in franchise history, the @Nationals are headed to the #WorldSeries! #CLINCHED pic.twitter.com/aBEjj43gK6— MLB (@MLB) October 16, 2019″I think every year we’re going to the World Series,” he said on the field after clinching a shot at that dream.”We’ve been in the playoffs five times in eight years and have won more games than any team in the majors except the Dodgers in that time.”So, every year we head to spring training expecting to win the World Series. Get to the playoffs and you’ve got a puncher’s chance.”last_img read more

Phillip Cocu among the favourites to take over as Real Betis coach

first_imgQuique Setien left his role as Real Betis coach after the weekend’s win over Real Madrid and the club want to appoint a replacement as soon as possible. Many names have been linked with the job and the majority have something in common: a Barcelona past.  Sport.es Upd. at 23:42 Phillip Cocu, el entrenador que gusta en el Betis IN SPORT.ES Among the names mentioned are Abelardo, Lopetegui and Cocu. All three, as well as playing for Barcelona during their careers, are all out of work, so would be easy to appoint. Of the three, Lopetegui’s the least likely to get the job due to his financial demands. Abelardo has not been ruled out but is not the favourite among those tasked with hiring at the club.  Betis also like that Cocu has knowledge of Spain and La Liga. He spent six yeears with Barça, played more than 200 games and speaks Spanish. We will have to see what happens in the coming days, but Cocu’s in the running. The favourite is the third name in question: Phillip Cocu. The Dutch coach is liked by the club. Despite struggling at Fenerbahçe, they appreciate his work at PSV, who he helped win three leagues over Ajax in Holland.  CEST Cocu’s valued because his teams play with the famous Barça DNA, but they are also balanced and compacy, which Barça feel has been lacking over the last 12 months. His teams have played good football but have also excelled in defence. That’s not been the case for Betis: the 52 goals concedeed was more than 14 other teams in La Liga last season despite the fact they finished 10th.  22/05/2019last_img read more