Two Injured In Weekend Accident Involving RV

first_imgThe driver of the SUV was extricated and was transported by ambulance to South Peninsula Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A passenger in the same vehicle was also transported by HVFD with minor injuries. The occupants of the pickup involved were not injured. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Anchor Point Fire & EMS, Alaska State Troopers and Homer Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision at mile 165 of the Sterling Highway with multiple injuries, entrapment and a possible fire on Saturday. In a release from Anchor Point ES, 8 firefighters and EMT’s from Anchor Point Emergency Services responded with a rescue engine, ambulance and a command vehicle. Mutual aid was requested from Homer Volunteer Fire Department for an engine and ambulance.center_img Crews arrived to find a SUV collision with a pickup truck and travel trailer traveling in the opposite direction with the driver of the SUV entrapped. Anchor Point Fire personnel who happened to be in the vicinity of the collision, along with other bystanders were able to successfully put out the fire in the SUV’s engine compartment with extinguishers from nearby vehicles. There were no injuries to responders. The cause of the accident is under investigation by Alaska State Troopers.last_img read more

Rees shows solid form at Greenwood

first_imgPSC Golf from Siam Country ResortTuesday, July 21, Greenwood – StablefordTuesday we drove up the 331 to Greenwood and it is always a pleasure to play here.  The course was in good shape, but some of the greens were suffering from a disease and made putting difficult.  The weather was nice, a little bit cloudy and not to hot and we enjoyed the game.  We had some good scores today, but two were by far the best.  Owen Walkley (h/cap 12) played very well and came in second with 40 stableford points.  The man of the day however was Stan Rees (26) with a majestic 41 points.Only one near pin was claimed today, by Willem Lasonder.Thursday, July 23, Mt. Shadow – Matchplay On the Thursday we played a 3-man matchplay at Mountain Shadow.  The course was in good condition and the greens were fast and difficult.  It was a nice sunny day and a very enjoyable round.Stan Rees.Richard Gilbert (h/cap 36) and Willem Lasonder (19) were playing well on the front nine and the latter took the lead.  Stan Rees then came storming through on the back nine but Willem Lasonder managed to hold on to win by two up.Note: Siam Country Resort, Restaurant & Bar is located just off Siam Country Club Rd, after going under the arch past the 7/11, turn right after 50 meters, with the venue on the left another 200 meters along.  Golf from here is generally played on Tuesday & Thursday, with the Resort hosting prompt presentations on both days.  As a PSC affiliated venue we welcome ALL golfers, including ladies & seniors (>60s) who have opted for the “Silver” tee option.  Call 089 253 5440 (Willem Lasonder) for scheduling or enquiries.last_img read more

Manchester United are after Barça youngster Nico González

first_img Nothing has been decided yet but, at the moment, Barcelona haven’t included him in either of the groups for the Juvenil A and B sides. Everything depends on whether he signs a new contract or seeks pastures new. If he leaves, Nico will be the fifth player to leave ‘La Masia’ this summer. He’ll join the list of Pablo Moreno, Robert Navarro, Adria Bernabe and Joel Lopez. It’d be an even bigger blow for the club as Nico was, alongside Moreno and Navarro, one of the chosen three players to ascend directly to the Juvenil A this season. 05/07/2018 El Manchester United viene a por el azulgrana Nico González CEST IN SPORT.ES Upd. at 11:28 Albert Rogé center_img The club believed they were in control of the situation as they offered him a place in their Juvenil A team next season. This is something the player asked for so he could compete in the UEFA Youth League and skip a year with the Juvenil B side. However, everything has changed in the last few weeks. When an agreement was in place for Nico to sign, the doubts began to stack up as did the demands from the player. The doubts came as a result of huge offers from abroad. He’s well known in England and two years ago was close to signing for Manchester City. The motive then was his dad, Fran, who played for Deportivo, as he brought in as a coach for the English side. However that summer his father’s contract was terminated and the move was called off. Now, according to SPORT’s sources, the main candidate interested in signing Nico is Manchester United. His father knows the city well and, at youth level, David Harrison is the man in charge. Harrison was the chief scout at City when Fran arrived to the club in 2016. After a few months he left City and signed for United. The relationship between the two is good and Harrison has been impressed by the reports on Nico’s progress. And now that United missed out on their prime target, Nico moves to the front of the queue. Mario Soriano, a member of Atletico’s youth team, was United’s first choice but he has decided to pen a new deal at the Spanish side. @albert_roge Barcelona have been unable to tie down Nico Gonzalez to a new contract. The midfielder, who played for the Cadete A team this year, has various offers on the table as he continues to stall over signing a new deal at Barcelona.last_img read more

Javier Tebas criticised France decision to cancel season

first_img Tebas critica la decisión de Francia 28/04/2020 Upd. at 22:34 He is hoping that Spanish football can soon return, with prime minister Pedro Sanchez allowing sports people to return to training individually from May 4. EP RELATED STORIES “I do not understand why there would more danger in playing football behind closed doors, with all precautionary measures, than working on an assembly line, being on a fishing boat on the high seas, etc.,” said Tebas. center_img “If important economic sectors cannot restart, in a safe and controlled manner, they could end up disappearing. That could happen to professional football. In other countries teams are already training, that’s the example to follow. In Spain, football is an important economic driver that we need to reactivate like many others. We continue to focus on this reactivation, in a responsible manner and adhering to health recommendations, as soon as possible.” Barca considering keeping Philippe Coutinho next season La Liga president Javier Tebas disagreed with the French government’s decision to end Ligue 1. IN SPORT.ES CESTlast_img read more

Berwick Show results

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Krill fishing companies pledge to protect key food of Antarctic animals

first_imgA majority of krill fishing companies have announced their commitment to voluntarily stop harvesting the tiny crustaceans from vast areas of the Antarctic Peninsula, including around important breeding penguin colonies.These companies are all members of the Association of Responsible Krill harvesting companies (ARK), representing 85 percent of the krill fishing industry in the Antarctic.The companies have also pledged to support the creation of a network of large-scale marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Antarctic, the details of which will be finalized by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) at a conference in Australia later this year. A majority of krill fishing companies have announced their commitment to voluntarily stop harvesting the tiny crustaceans from vast areas of the Antarctic Peninsula, including around important breeding penguin colonies. The announcement on July 9 follows years of campaigns and negotiations led by environmental groups such as Greenpeace.“This is a bold and progressive move from these krill fishing companies, and we hope to see the remainder of the krill industry follow suit,” Frida Bengtsson, a senior oceans campaigner at Greenpeace Nordic’s Protect the Antarctic campaign, said in a statement.Krill are at the heart of the food chain in the Antarctic Peninsula. Image by Christian Åslund/GreenpeaceAntarctic krill (Euphausia superba), tiny shrimp-like creatures that swarm in huge concentrations in the oceans, are a crucial part of the Antarctic food chain, acting as an important food source for whales, seals, albatrosses and penguins. These translucent animals are also believed to be carbon sinks: they eat microscopic plants that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, then relieve themselves when they move into deeper waters, the carbon-rich excreta sinking down and taking the carbon out of circulation.However, Antarctic krill are under threat from both climate change and growing fishing pressure, scientists and environmental activists have warned. Fishing fleets harvest krill in huge amounts for use as feed for farmed fish, or to extract oil (omega-3s) for use in health supplements. This poses a threat to the marine animals that depend on krill for food.The companies that have pledged to stop harvesting krill from certain areas around the Antarctic Peninsula are all members of the Association of Responsible Krill harvesting companies (ARK). Together, they represent 85 percent of the krill fishing industry in the Antarctic.“Our ongoing dialogue with ARK members, scientists and the community of environmental NGOs, including Greenpeace, is what makes additional efforts like this possible,” Cilia Holmes Indahl, director of sustainability at Aker BioMarine, the largest krill fishing company in the world, told Mongabay. “We are positive that ARK’s commitment will help ensure krill as a sustainable and stable source of healthy omega-3s for the future.”Krill fishing vessel in the Antarctic. Image by Daniel Beltrá/Greenpeace.The companies have also pledged to support the creation of a network of large-scale marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Antarctic. The details of the protected areas, including no-fishing zones, will be finalized by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) at a conference in Australia later this year. CCAMLR, whose members include 24 national governments and the European Union, decides on matters relating to the conservation of Antarctic marine ecosystems.“As part of the commitment, the krill industry will now actively participate in the expert working groups developing the MPA proposals,” Will McCallum, lead campaigner for Greenpeace’s global Antarctic campaign, told Mongabay. “The MPAs will be designated in the normal process at the annual Antarctic Ocean Commission meeting in October — the proposal relating to the krill industry fishing grounds will most likely be tabled for the 2019 meeting.”Indahl said Aker BioMarine was committed to supporting the CCAMLR’s work on establishing the MPAs. How the designation of the MPAs will likely impact the company’s operations, though, is still unclear. “At the moment, we don’t have the full picture of how this will affect our business,” she said.The krill companies have also committed to supporting a permanent closure of identified ecologically sensitive areas from 2020, especially near penguin colonies.Krill fishing companies have committed to staying away from sensitive areas around breeding penguin colonies. Image by Daniel Beltrá/Greenpeace.“WWF welcomes the initiative by Aker BioMarine and other ARK members to voluntarily commit to protecting Antarctica and its extraordinary wildlife,” Chris Johnson, WWF Antarctica’s program lead, said in the Greenpeace statement. “A comprehensive and effective network of marine protected areas surrounding the continent — which must include no-take marine sanctuaries — is essential for safeguarding biodiversity and improving sustainable fisheries.”Other industries like toothfish and icefish fisheries operating in the region have not made similar commitments.“The toothfish industry is not involved in this commitment,” McCallum said. “However, comparatively it has a very small footprint in the areas being discussed. Greenpeace hopes that all industries in the region will recognise the necessity of a network of MPAs and commit to voluntary activity to support their development.” Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Environment, Fisheries, Happy-upbeat Environmental, Marine, Marine Animals, Marine Biodiversity, Marine Conservation, Marine Protected Areas, Oceans 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 Shreya Dasguptalast_img read more

Power of money…

first_img…in world affairsThere’s the old saying, “money talks and bullshit walks”!! But what happens when money and bullshit work together?? Before answering the question, your Eyewitness hopes you dear readers out there don’t get your drawers in a knot over the explicit use of the term “bullshit”. He reminds you this is a term of art defined by the philosopher Henry Frankfurt in his bestselling book,  On Bullshit.Frankfurt makes the seminal distinction between “lying” and “bullshit”. The liar is someone who KNOWS the truth but just doesn’t want you to accept it. So he concocts the lie that he wants you to follow. The bullshitter, on the other hand, doesn’t even CARE whether what he says is true or false. He just says whatever comes to mind just so you form a good impression of him!! Bullshitters, then, are more dangerous than liars when it comes to the truth.So we return to the original question, and the answer is when the two work together, you get somebody like “Trump”!! He just says whatever he thinks will make him look good to his supporters! Take this case with the Arab journalist Khashoggi who disappeared in the Arab Embassy in Turkey. What are the known facts based on empirical evidence such as camera footage, voice recordings and visa entries?That the man entered the embassy and never exited on his own. That a team of Saudi intelligence operatives – at least one pictured with Crown Prince Salman – entered Turkey, with a forensic pathologist and his bone saw and went straight to their Embassy. Then there’s a voice recording – don’t ask how the Turks obtained it – of the horror of Khashoggi’s last moments as he was being tortured. His fingers were evidently first cut off one by one, just like we see in those cheap “thrillers”.And what does Trump say to all of this? That the Washington Post columnist, who was a US permanent resident, “disappeared in Turkey and wasn’t a US Citizen”!! After denying that the man had been killed, he then said “rogue killers” might have been at work! Vowing to investigate what happened, the US President then condemned those who were condemning the Saudis for their actions!! That’s exactly what Professor Frankfurt had in mind when he defined “bullshit”.And it all comes down to the power of money talking…the US$110 billion Saudi arms deal, for one, is just the tip of the iceberg. The lesson in all of this for Guyana, of course, is to recognise the bullshitters in Guyana which shouldn’t be hard to do.Just examine their statements on the murder of the sugar industry!! Any one of them!!…in attracting creditorsWhen we were down and out – the result of the US$2.1 billion debt the PNC saddled us with in 1992 – Bharrat Jagdeo had to travel the world over like the Ancient Mariner of yore – buttonholing our creditors and asking for “write-offs”!! One Prime Minister of Jamaica rejected Jagdeo’s advice of getting debt write-off, saying he wouldn’t take advice from a “panhandler”!! What does he say now that Jamaica’s on its knees to the IMF??Anyhow, look how the world changed for us since Exxon struck oil!! Right now, the big ones are lining up like ducklings behind their mother trying to give advice on how to use our money. The US, Britain, Canada, and all their banks are even offering money on the cheap to build whatever we want to build! Even if we don’t want to build anything – if you include China!! Against that background, when Ramjattan says he can’t get foreign funding for a new prison, it’s quite clear that “goat bite he”!!Money goes to money!!…and Merrill LynchYour Eyewitness was intrigued to see Merrill Lynch – now the investment arm of Bank of America – asking to advise us on investing our Sovereign Fund-to-be.Does this mean Bank of America will now restore “corresponding banking services” to us, which it severed in 2016??last_img read more

A Bathroom Innovation in Tomorrowland

first_imgHere’s the flag activating with a satisfying snap:It’s the dorkiest little thing, but sometimes, if you add up enough nice dorky little things, it can tip the balance from meh vacation to good vacation or from good vacation to great vacation in ways you can’t even articulate. So kudos to Disney for making this tiny corner of the theme park experience a wee bit better. P.S. These photos were taken in the women’s restroom. We assume that similar things are happening on the men’s side, but we’d love some verification if you’re inclined to clue us in. Photos: Christina Harrison Share This!Y’all, we promise not to share too many photos taken inside restrooms, but we had to show you this. One of the larger restrooms in the Magic Kingdom, the one in Tomorrowland next to Mickey’s Star Traders, has added vacant/occupied flags on the doors to make it easier to assess which stalls are available. With just a glance, you can see how many stalls are available and where they are. Sometimes if you’re a pregnant person, or a parent with a preschooler, or have tangled with one too many Venti lattes, you want that availability information as quickly as possible. last_img read more

SA helps steer open government drive

first_imgIncreasing the availability of information about governmental activities.Supporting civic participation.Implementing the highest standards of professional integrity throughout their administrations.Increasing access to new technologies for openness and accountability. The forum will be chaired in its inaugural year by the United States and Brazil. The 38 new OGP countries will develop their own country action plans in consultation with civil society, to be announced at the next OGP meeting in Brazil in March 2012. US President Barack Obama, speaking at the launch, said that open societies, economies and governments together made the “strongest foundation for human progress”. He added that the Partnership came at a good time, with people across the Middle East and North Africa pushing for their governments to represent and serve them, and with emerging democracies worldwide showing how “innovations in open government” could increase prosperity and justice.Constitution, press freedom Zuma, in his address to the gathering, said South Africa’s Constitution “specifically provides for the establishment of independent institutions to safeguard and enforce openness, transparency, accountability, responsiveness, and ethical governance in the public and private spheres.” The country’s “Chapter 9 institutions” – the Public Protector, Human Rights Commission, Auditor-General, Independent Electoral Commission, Gender Commission and Commission on Traditional, Linguistic and Religious Communities – were “an important armoury in promoting and protecting the rights of our citizens,” Zuma said. The country also prided itself “on having freedom of expression and media freedom that are enshrined in the Constitution.Informed citizens, efficient public service “We also regard the development of an efficient, effective and development-oriented public service and an informed and empowered citizenry as key tools in the promotion of open government,” Zuma said. “We promote citizen engagement and participation through direct contact with citizens by undertaking visits to hear their suggestions and concerns and to monitor service delivery.” South Africa also had a number of institutions specifically mandated with “preventing and investigating acts of corruption, as this is one of our key national priorities”. Zuma said the government was consulting with civil society in drafting an open government country action plan, and would also continue to in the African Union’s African Peer Review Mechanism, which encourages governments to improve governance, including openness and service delivery to their populations. SAinfo reporter 21 September 2011 The principles of openness, transparency and accountability are built into and guaranteed protection by South Africa’s Constitution, President Jacob Zuma said at the launch of the Open Government Partnership – of which SA is one of eight founding governments – in New York this week. Zuma joined 45 other world leaders on Tuesday in formally launching the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a new international initiative aimed at securing concrete commitments from governments, in partnership with civil society, to promote transparency, increase civic participation, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. At the launch, the eight OGP steering committee governments – the US, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, South Africa and the UK – delivered their OGP action plans, signed a declaration of principles, and welcomed 38 new countries into the effort.Open Government Declaration Zuma joined the leaders of the other seven national founders in declaring their respective governments’ commitment to:last_img read more