‘This is Bale’s last chance… we’re all annoyed with him!’

first_imgGareth Bale’s recent performances have “annoyed” Real Madrid fans and Predrag Mijatovic thinks Wednesday’s Copa del Rey Clasico against Barcelona could be his “last chance”.Wales international Bale missed three weeks at the start of the year with a calf injury but made a goalscoring return as a substitute in the 4-2 victory over Espanyol on January 27.He again featured from the bench in last week’s Copa triumph over Girona but was replaced after an underwhelming 63 minutes when he returned to the starting line-up for Sunday’s 3-0 win over Deportivo Alaves. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? With teenage winger Vinicius Junior stringing together some strong performances – including a goal against Alaves – Mijatovic feels Bale could find himself out of favour under Santiago Solari, particularly if he fails to impress against Barca at Camp Nou in the semi-final first leg.”Somebody has to defend and Lucas [Vazquez] knows how to track back and help. On the left wing, Vinicius is playing well and Bale has his difficulties,” Mijatovic told  Cadena SER .”If he [Solari] plays Bale, it’s the last chance he has. We’re all annoyed with his game. Vinicius plays better at the Bernabeu.”Barcelona have tremendous attacking power. They’re capable of scoring three goals in five minutes. They’re the leaders [in LaLiga], they’re in the Champions League and the Copa.”It’s a two-legged eliminator. We have to go out and make a good result and take it into account regardless of how it ends. If you get a good result, Barca can also win at the Bernabeu.”Lionel Messi has been included in Barca’s squad despite being hurt during their 2-2 draw against Valencia on Saturday, but Mijatovic doubts any risks will be taken with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.”He’s a key player and he knows himself. He’ll tell him [Ernesto Valverde] if he can start, and if there’s a risk he’ll be on the bench. With the experience Messi has, I don’t think he’s stupid enough to take the risk,” he added.Barca head into the game off the back of a 2-2 draw with Valencia that has seen the gap at the top of the Liga table extend to six points, following Atletico Madrid’s failure to beat Real Betis.Real Madrid, meanwhile, find themselves in third, eight points behind the Catalans, with Solari’s men currently on a run of four wins in a row in the league.last_img read more

Cyber Wildlife Crime Sucks. But You Can Help Fight It Right There From Your Computer

first_img The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention Overall, during the six week period, the calculated potential revenue was almost four million USD overall. And keep in mind this report was focused not only on a short period of time, but only in four countries out of the nearly 200 nations on earth.IFAW works with multiple online marketplaces, social media platforms, and hundreds of police and other government enforcement agencies around the world to spread awareness of cyber wildlife crime and its proliferation and to stop the online sales of endangered animals and illegal animal products.But without support from people like you and me, the illegal online trade of wildlife won’t stop any time soon.So, what can you do to fight cyber wildlife crime? The first step is the simplest: don’t buy animals or animal products online. At least, don’t buy these specimens if there is even a shred of doubt as to their origin, their legality, and the nature of the seller.It takes a network to defeat a network. Poachers are part of larger criminal organizations & supply chains. To stay one step ahead of these criminal networks, we created #tenBoma: a groundbreaking wildlife security initiative. https://t.co/7jP6x6l4q6 #EndWildlifeCrime pic.twitter.com/khXYWZ5x8H— IFAW (@action4ifaw) October 6, 2018Second, if you see an add or posting you feel may be promoting illegal wildlife sales online, notify an enforcement agency or reach out to IFAW directly. You can also be active instead of passive, looking for potentially illegal online sales of wildlife or threatened animal products by searching sites ranging from eBay to Craigslist to Facebook to Etsy for dubious posts and ads.Third, the more money the good guys have to stop the bad guys, the better for the animals. Donating to IFAW or other like-minded organizations is a fine thing to do with a few bucks, if you can spare them.Fourth, you can reach out to your representatives in government and ask them to stand behind bills designed to protect animals.And finally, you can get involved yourself, joining an organization fighting wildlife crime as a volunteer or even as a full-time job. But be ready for long hours and lots of travel.For those who want to be more than an armchair wildlife warrior, sign up to track and spot rare, elusive wildlife, which also helps to combat poaching and wildlife theft at the source. The Awake G7 Watch Makes Fishing Nets Fashionable and Sustainable The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now center_img Editors’ Recommendations When you hear the words “wildlife crime” you likely picture African poachers stalking an elephant herd across an open savanna or a lone rhino wandering through the trees. Or perhaps you think of a teeming Eastern marketplace with merchants hawking ivory or horn powder to buyers looking for luxury decorative goods, Traditional Chinese Medicine ingredients, or for live exotics destined for a life in captivity as pets, or slaughtered animals (or parts thereof) to be served as gourmet dishes.This perception of the illicit trade of wildlife, and especially of threatened or endangered species, is not inaccurate — indeed a majority of the world’s illegally traded wildlife originates in Africa and a huge percentage of the animals or the products made thereof are bound for markets in Asia. But that’s only part of the story, and in fact, it’s arguably the smaller part of the problem in the modern era. Why?Because today, the biggest marketplace for the illegal trade of wildlife is the web.Earlier this year, IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) released a report that lays clear just how global a problem cyber wildlife crime really is and shatters the perceptions that illegal trade in animals and animal products is strictly an African and Asian problem. Their report, titled Disrupt: Wildlife Cybercrime – Uncovering the Scale of Online Wildlife Trade focused not on the continents of Africa or Asia, but instead on four specific countries: the UK, France, Germany, and Russia. And to further illuminate the scope and scale of the problem of online wildlife crime, they focused their assessments on a single, six-week period.During the month and a half-long period of 2017 that IFAW studied, in those four countries alone there were more than 11,770 protected specimens offered for sale. And 80 percent of the specimens on offer were live animals. Of these, reptiles constituted the largest share, with turtles, tortoises, crocodilians, and other such species accounting for 55 percent of the total live animals for sale via online marketplaces or social media platforms. Rare and endangered parrots represented the next largest percentage of the offerings, with big cats and primates also for sale in substantial numbers. Ivory sourced from elephant trunks constituted 11 percent of total potential sales. 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now last_img read more