Ings set for Burnley exit

first_imgBurnley manager Sean Dyche admits striker Danny Ings is unlikely to be at the club next season. Ings was desperate to make that 11 during Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Stoke in what looks certain to be his Turf Moor swansong, but he was denied on three separate occasions by Potters keeper Jack Butland. Dyche does not expect to have Ings at his disposal as he plots an instant return to the Premier League next season, but the Clarets boss takes great pride in the role he has played in Ings’ development. “I don’t think I need to say too much, he has done that himself, not with his words but with his actions, certainly in the last two seasons,” Dyche said in the post-match press conference of his side’s final home game of the season. “When I got here he was a developing player, still learning, still improving but there was still a lot of work done be done with him. He has accepted it, ran with it and moved forward and that’s all you can ask for with players. “It’s good to see his development. It looks like it is not going to continue with us, but I think we have played a big part in how he has moved forward.” Dyche added on the club’s official website: “You can never give 100 per cent guarantees. “It’s probable that was a farewell from Danny though. The sounds coming out of him and his agent make it probably that we will be going elsewhere. “There is a kind of message going out that they will be looking for pastures now. That’s sometimes happens in football and every player has the right to run their contract down if they want to, so we will see what happens in the summer.” The 22-year-old striker is out of contract in the summer and with the Clarets heading for the Sky Bet Championship following relegation last week, Ings is set for pastures new. Manchester United and Real Sociedad have both been linked with moves for the England Under-21 striker who has scored 10 goals in his maiden Barclays Premier League campaign. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

McIlroy 5 off the lead at US PGA

first_imgShane Lowry fared slightly better, with a 3-over 74.Kevin Kisner and Thorbjorn Olesen share a one shot lead on 4 under. Photo © – Tipp FM Rory McIlroy is 5 off the lead on 1 over after a first round 72 at the US PGA Championship in Quail Hollow.Graeme McDowell ended 2 over.Padraig Harrington carded four double-bogeys in a disastrous 8-over par round of 79.last_img

Code for cod and tech for tuna at the 2018 Fishackathon

first_imgFEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the editor of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. 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 Article published by Sue Palminteri The 4th annual Fishackathon begins this weekend (February 11-12), with events taking place in 40 cities in over 30 countries.Fishackathon brings together computer programmers, designers and fisheries experts to develop tech-based solutions to unsustainable and illegal fishing and aquaculture practices.This year’s teams will develop their solutions to help fisheries keep their supply chains clean and better enforce catch quotas.Visit http://fishackathon.hackernest.com/hook/ to learn how to participate at an event near you. Technological advances have revolutionized the global fishing industry. Depth-finders and sonar have taken much of the guesswork out of locating fish, and larger, more durable nets and trawls have drastically increased catch numbers.However, current commercial fishing and aquaculture practices are not sustainable.  The most recent edition of the State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reports that nearly one-third of the world’s fish stocks are fished at ‘biologically unsustainable levels.’ The FAO’s 2016 report on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing estimates that IUU fishing brings in 11-26 million additional tons of fish each year.A school of jacks on Sipadan Island, Malaysia. Photo credit: Greg Asner | divephoto.orgGlobal farmed fish production surpassed beef production in 2011; however, industrial-scale aquaculture relies on wild-sourced fishmeal, which is unsustainable and further threatens wild populations.In 2014, the U.S. Department of State’s Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships partnered with the non-profit organization HackerNest to launch the first Fishackathon. Fishackathon brings together fish and aquaculture experts, coders and other technologists to develop innovative, but practical, tech-based solutions to the sustainability challenges facing the world’s fisheries.This year, local groups are conducting Fishackathons in 40 cities in over 30 countries around the world on February 11-12th.Fisheries and aquaculture experts have identified the top challenges facing aquaculture and fisheries management and submitted ‘Challenge Statements’ that summarize an issue and provide a possible tech-based solution. This year’s 11 challenges are grouped under three main themes: Enforcement, Marketplace and Sustainability.During this weekend’s local Fishackathon events, teams will work to develop a solution to one of these challenges. Winning teams from these events move on to the regional and then global finals. In 2016, the global winner developed a water sensor that scientists can use to predict spawning times of the invasive Asian Carp in the Great Lakes region, thereby identifying high-risk areas for the species to invade.Team Akubic from Taiwan won the global 2016 Fishackathon competition with their solution ‘Great Lakes Saviour’ – a sensor that can be used to predict Asian Carp spawning locations. Photo credit: American Institute in Taiwan Creative Commons .This year, teams will tackle a variety of issues in the fishing and aquaculture industries, such as monitoring supply chains and enforcing catch quotas. Because undocumented workers are more easily exploited, one challenge addresses the lack of worker registration in small-scale operations. Another challenge aims to improve supply network transparency by creating a decision-making tool to help companies assess the risk of their activities being connected—through their supply chain—with illegal fishing or slavery.To improve the accuracy and efficiency of fish identification and, thus, catch composition, one challenge proposes to create an app similar to iNaturalist that would use artificial intelligence-based software to identify fish to the species level, on site. Another enforcement challenge is the creation of a passive monitoring tool to detect illegal fishing activity in restricted areas to help reduce the high costs of fishery enforcement vessels and aircrafts.You can find a complete summary of all of this year’s challenges here.For more information or to get involved as a mentor, coder or volunteer, visit the Fishackathon website to find a local event near you.  To receive updates from the 2018 Fishackathon, follow @fishackathon and #codeforfish on Twitter.Fishermen prepare their nets while pelicans hope for a handout at Pucusana, Peru. Photo credit: Sue Palminteri Crowdsourcing, Fish Farming, Fisheries, Fishing, handheld, Marine, Technology, Tuna, Wildtech last_img read more

Donegal drivers could be hit by petrol and diesel price hike from Tuesday

first_imgPetrol prices from filling stations across the country are set to be raised from midnight on Tuesday, it has emerged. The carbon tax increase will be one of the most controversial measures in Budget 2020 – but there may be some reprieve on domestic fuel such as home-heating oil, briquettes and coal.Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe may hold off on increases to those products until 2020 amid fears about the impact on families and pensioners as we head into the winter months, according to the Irish Independent.  The carbon tax hasn’t gone up since 2014 and is set at €20 per tonne for now – but it’s expected to go up by up to €6 or €7 this year.Fuel prices will go up by around 2c per litre from where they sit at 144.7c for petrol and 134.4c for diesel for now.Donegal drivers could be hit by petrol and diesel price hike from Tuesday was last modified: October 4th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Report: Raiders giving OT Trent Brown record deal

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceOAKLAND — The Raiders took another step toward rebuilding their roster with the record deal they are giving left tackle Trent Brown.A day after trading for Pittsburgh wide receiver Antonio Brown, coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock landed the 6-foot-6, 359-pound lineman in a four-year deal worth $66 million — $36.75 million guaranteed. ESPN first reported the move that makes Brown, 25, the highest-paid …last_img

‘Less crime, quicker prosecutions’ in SA

first_img25 June 2012There was a general decrease in crime levels in South Africa in the first quarter of the year when compared to the same period last year, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe told journalists in Pretoria on Monday.“The overall serious crime went down by 0.5% in the [January to March] quarter compared to the same period last year,” Radebe said, while contact crimes decreased by 1.2%.The minister said that detective and intelligence work had been intensified to ensure that those involved in ATM bombings were arrested and successfully prosecuted.These heightened detective and intelligence operations would continue during 2012/13 and would be extended to cover all serious crime categories, he added.CybercrimeNoting that the Cabinet had approved a cyber-security policy framework in March, Radebe said a total of 155 cybercrime matters had been finalised during the past financial year.“It appears that the majority of cases involved unlawful electronic fund transfers or fraud, where the password of the complainant was obtained or cloned cards were used,” he said.Faster prosecutionsRegarding South Africa’s courts, Radebe said that new case flow management practices and guidelines adopted in the lower courts would help to speed up the resolution of cases in the country.He said that, during 2011/12, the courts had finalised 232% more cases involving rape, murder and assault than the previous year.A total of 1 777 cases (up from 535 in 2010/11), comprising 2 152 counts of rape, murder and assault crimes, had been finalised, with a conviction rate of 89%.Organised and environmental crimeDetailing other cases, Radebe said that, during 2011/12:192 trial cases of organised crime, included five racketeering convictions as well as 25 counts of money-laundering, had been finalised. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) had handed down seven prison sentences in the 66 environmental crimes cases it had prosecuted.  The NPA had participated in a multi-departmental project to tackle the poaching of rhinos in the country. Twenty-four cases had been finalised, with convictions in 20 cases involving 28 accused – a conviction rate of 83%. Radebe said the Asset Forfeiture Unit, in co-operation with the elite anti-crime unit the Hawks, had been able to reclaim R131-million – the largest amount ever reclaimed by the unit – and pay this out to victims of crime and to the Criminal Assets Recovery Account. The unit had also been able to freeze a further R540-million during the year.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Asian Games Boxing: Vijender in semis, Amandeep in quarters

first_imgWorld number one Vijender Singh (75kg) out-slugged Korea’s Deokjin Cho to enter the semifinals and assure himself of at least a bronze medal in the boxing competition of the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Saturday.The 25-year-old Olympic and World Championship bronze-medallist got the better of Cho 13-2 in a one-sided contest at the Foshan Gymnasium here to take the total number of Indian boxers in semifinals to three — the other two being Dinesh Kumar (81kg) and Paramjeet Samota (+91kg).The dashing Haryana-pugilist, who won a bronze in the previous Asian Games in Doha, will now face Mohammad Sattapour of Iran in the semifinals.Earlier in the day, Amandeep Singh blanked Pakistan’s Muhammad Waseem to make the light flyweight 49kg quarterfinals. The Commonwealth Games bronze medallist will face Filipino Iii Victorio Saludar in the last-eight stage.Vijender, who had disappointingly settled for a bronze in the Delhi Commonwealth Games last month, took advantage of his long reach and imposing built against a rival who struggled to match his speed and power.His deft footwork helped Vijender dodge several of Cho’s attacking attempts and the Korean found it hard to respond to the counter-attacks that the Indian launched.Leading 3-0 after the opening three minutes, Vijender also benefitted from the desperation shown by Cho.The Korean ended up hitting Vijender below the waistline during one of his attempted attacks, inviting a warning which added two points to the Indian’s tally.Vijender too received a warning for clinching Cho in the eventful second round during which the Korean was also thrown off balance by one of the world number one’s power-packed hooks.advertisementThe third round was a similar story of domination by Vijender, who daringly kept his guard low after building up a sizeable lead in the bout.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Transit officer shot at Vancouverarea SkyTrain station police look for suspect

first_imgThe Canadian Press VANCOUVER — The RCMP say a transit police officer has been shot and they were searching for what they believe to be an armed suspect near a Skytrain station in Surrey, B.C.Cpl. Elenore Sturko says officers were called to the area of the Scott Road SkyTrain at about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday.The RCMP established a containment zone, including the airspace, and was asking members of the public to stay away from the area.Sturko says trains were not being allowed into the station.The officer has been taken to hospital with unknown injuries.last_img

Historical drama Frontier tells story of invasion of northern Ontario

first_img Twitter So, consultants from the coast have been on the film set to advise on Cree language and culture.“Because it was so important for us, as much as humanly possible to not hit any false notes,” said Rob Blackie.Rob Blackie said it’s fair to say that Frontier aims to take a different perspective on Canadian history and shows the fur trade more as an “invasion” of first nations territory by the companies vying for a piece of the lucrative pelt business.He said they are aiming to tell a story that has some truths in it, while being sexy and exciting. The James Bay lowlands are the setting for a new TV drama that aims to tell Canada’s history from a first nations perspective.Frontier, which airs on the Discovery Channel Sunday nights and on Netflix next year, focuses on the fur trade in northern Ontario in the 1780s.Creators Rob and Peter Blackie said that even though Frontier is historical fiction, they wanted to make sure it was as accurate as possible, particularly in how the James Bay Cree are presented. Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Les Ferdinand QPR dreaming of Premier League promotion

first_imgQPR director of football Les Ferdinand reveals the London club has their sights set on returning to the top tier of English football next season.QPR endured a difficult 2014–15 campaign in the Premier League and were relegated back to the Championship after only one season as they finished the season last.The club has been fighting to get back to the Premier League since, and Les Ferdinand believes they could earn promotion this season as they are currently four points outside the play-off places.“I think we all dream,” Ferdinand told Sky Sports.English Premier League flops of the week Taimoor Khan – August 25, 2019 The third round of English Premier League football is pretty much over and we need to take a look at players and coaches who…“If you are at a football club and you haven’t got dreams, then what are you doing?“We all want that golden ticket, I think every single club in this division wants to end up in the Premier League, and we are no different to anyone else.“Sometimes realism gives you a little kick but we are all here and we are all dreaming and we would love that.”last_img read more