Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Angels

first_imgThe Nelson Angels came close, but lost out to Trail in the final of the 2013 West Kootenay Little League Baseball championships in the Silver City.The Angels ran out of gas in the final losing to the host Trail club 9-1 en route to the silver medal.Mallards Source for sports would like to salute the Angels for a job well done with Team of the Week honours. The team includes, L-R, Harry Suh, Jordan McLeod, Justin Lasichuk, Charles Curiston, Sebastian Bodine, Chase May, Connor Comishin, Blair Sookero, Brendan Vulcano, Mikey Zarikoff, Johnny Michalchuk, Coach’s Corbin Comishin and Roger May.  Missing Coaches Dave Zarikoff and Doug Curiston.last_img

1×1 of Atlético: historical disaster without Oblak or Morata

first_imgAdam: First chance of the season at eleven after having played only 24 minutes in Anoeta. It was not well clearing a split ball in the first half, but the play was invalidated for offside. In the second it happened again, clearing fists back and ending in the goal of Castañeda. It is not easy to be a substitute goalkeeper and play after so much time stopped, but he made a serious mistake. Little could do in the goal of Benito. Two goals practically in the only two shots against. Arias: Constants up the right lane, reaching the bottom line and looking for the center, although he noticed the absence of Morata in the area, usual rojiblanco header. He lacked some more clarity in the final meters. He was not able to get to close the center of Gudino that became the goal of Benito. Felipe: Indispensable in defense, he added his nineteenth consecutive complete game. A safe back, impossible to overcome in the melee and in the air game. He showed strength in the ball, without raffling the ball, far superior to the rival front. Play perfect with the body, aware of when to protect, when to cut or when to clear. He was able to score in the 90th minute, but he avoided it Giffard with a stop. The best back one more time. Beautiful: Minutes after more than a month without playing. His ability to look for the right wing, in this case Arias, is a great weapon with the precision of your game changes. It is the center with the best play played by the team. Manu Sánchez: New opportunity for the canterano on the left side. Bold to raise the band with consistency and to look for Vitolo ahead. He looked for the goal in two shots on goal without success. He was the only squad in the eleven and ended up suffering in the final minutes, where Cultural turned the game to his band. Kawaya became a nightmare in recent moments.Llorente: Pivot of the team with the escort of Herrera on the right and Saul on the left during the first half. He started comfortably, without suffocating pressure that allowed him to show himself more at the start of the ball. Attentive in recovery, he came out with power when he stole the ball in the middle. He saw the yellow on the edge of the break for a foul on Martinez. With the entrance of Thomas, more overturned to the right and he got lost on the pitch. He left replaced in minute 98. CHEMA DIAZ & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Llorente disputes an aerial ball.CHEMA DIAZ (DAILY AS) Herrera: Atleti needs more Mexican presence at the ball out. He was inaccurate and lost many balls in the middle. He was able to score at 20 minutes with a shot that was looking for the Cultural squad, but Giffard won. Simeone replaced him at the break after a gray game in a position that apparently should favor his participation.Saul: More comfortable in a center of the field of three, with more arrival to the rival area. With the passing of minutes, while Atlético lost presence, Cholo moved him to the left wing. He did not have excessive participation in the game, although he won a key aerial ball in the action of Correa’s goal. It requires more presence with the ball. He saw the yellow for a small ‘pique’ with a rival. In extra time he went on to play in the middle when Llorente came out. In the last minutes he was exhausted, he did not cut the center that culminated in the goal of Benito or the subsequent arrival of Gudiño who could become the third of the Cultural.Belt: He occupied the right side of the rojiblanco attack. He was not as participatory as in the last games, but again it was decisive for the goal. He opened the scoring for Atlético defining very well with the left after the assistance of João Félix. Today is essential in the team, although it was not his best encounter. It was replaced at 101 minutes. Vitolo: He was able to make the first goal after seven minutes in his hand after a great pass from João Félix, but his stinging shot went off. Again in the second half he enjoyed an unbeatable opportunity after a pass from the Portuguese where he scored the cross shot and won Giffard. It was the second change of Atletico to give entry to Saponjic and he could not leave happy, since he could not define in two clear actions and could not channel the game of mattress attack. João Felix: In a front of three, he moved very comfortable as a false ‘9’ in the first minutes, until Atlético lost possession. He left four major key passes, although only Correa could take advantage of it to score. A shipment at the first touch to leave the Argentine face to door. Before, he gave two fantastic assists for Vitolo, but the canary could not beat the goalkeeper in any of them. Also for Saponjic with a brilliant shipment that ended at the finish line. He delayed his position to receive more comfortable between the lines waiting for the unchecking of his attack partners. On the negative side, he repeatedly lost himself in trying to make it pretty instead of being practical and it didn’t work out and he finished a game again, although in this case with extra time, I stiff physically without being able to have more presence in attack.Saponjic DebutThomas: Siemone change at the break for Herrera. He positioned himself as a pivot to give tranquility to the exit of the athletic ball, allowing Llorente to deploy in attack. It was not fine in the corner kicks, although it did serve a good ball for Felipe’s header in the 90th minute. Saponjic: His first half hour with Atlético after not counting during his first six months for Simeone. Well in the back game, he has a size that makes him win in the melee. He provided Atlético with a point reference, something that did a lot of good for his teammates. He was able to score in the 86th and 90th minute, but his first powerful shot stopped him Giffard and the second, more focused, again stopped the goal with difficulties. He was subject to multiple faults in the defense of the Cultural. Camel: He entered Llorente at 98 minutes. He tried to hunt some loose ball in the area to get a chance to score, but he couldn’t have his own. Riquelme: Last change in minute 101 for Correa. He sought overflow from the right wing and dared to face and assume responsibilities. Atlético debuted in the Copa del Rey with three players in the middle, Llorente pivot with Herrera on the right and Saul on the left forming a 4-3-3. The attack front was composed of Correa, João Félix and Vitolo, with the freest Portuguese, from false ‘9’. Simeone gave minutes to less common players like Adam, Beautiful, Manu Sánchez or Llorente. After starting well, sending in the game, Atlético lost weight in the game and bottled in their area. At the break Simeone gave entrance to Thomas by Herrera to look for some game in the middle. Saponjic debuted and Correa broke the tie after a great pass from João Félix. However with a side center and a bad clearance from Adam came the goal of the Cultural that forced the extension, with a Giffard who avoided Felipe’s goal with a tremendous stop. El Cholo ended up playing with Thomas and Saul in the double pivot, Riquelme on the right, João Félix on the left and Saponjic and Camel on tip. last_img read more

Setién: “With fewer players, all are plugged in”

first_imgHow do you raise the game?“It is always better to know what the opponent will do, which does not come from a good run. We are better, but we have to improve. The ultimate experience against them is not good and that shows that they can hurt you. If they are inspired, no it’s easy. If they do things well, they do them very well. “Does the winter market weaken the team?“It can give that feeling, but there is a subsidiary behind. Surely they will help us. Apparently we are weaker, but you never know. What is clear is that Ousmane will be an extraordinary signing and is a huge incentive.”Do you like a short template more?“What hurts me is to make calls and leave people out. With fewer people, you have everyone plugged in. Everyone sees possibilities to play. Sometimes having 20 is better than having 25”.What do you think of Trincao?“It’s an operation that I’ve found and until July we’ll see. It’s a club bet and I don’t have much to say. We’ll work with him.”Does pass statistics worry you?“It doesn’t tell me much more than you control the game. If you have the ball 80 minutes the chances that hurt you are less. But the inconsequential possessions I don’t like, but sometimes you have to play backwards. You defend yourself with the ball”. How is Arturo Vidal?“It is not serious. It is a concussion, but I am not in favor of taking risks. We do not have a very large staff. Sometimes the players themselves do not understand that they can do things better than they are used to. It can be corrected and it is what we are going to deal with Vidal and others. We are not going to ask him to do the Griezmann thing. He will give us extraordinary performance. There is also what Ernest said, he can revolutionize. “Do you feel favorite for the Champions League?“If I were the rival, I would not rule out. Barcelona is always Barcelona. You can always have a bad time. Only one will win and the others will not fail. We have the same possibilities as the rest.”What does Eder Sarabia take care of?“He joined me in Las Palmas and his contribution is very positive. I like to surround myself with young and energetic people. He is one more helper and everyone contributes what he deserves. He contributes a lot and has prominence and is smarter than or in many things”.Are you worried about performance away from home?“It is a pending issue that we have to change. We must play the same at home and away. It is important for next week. It is important to win tomorrow for that.”Can Dembélé come in?“It would be premature. We’re not going to accelerate.”Four or three defense tongue?“We have two left-handed centrals that go very well with their nuances. We will use them as convenient. Lenglet was applied a lot as before Umtiti. Competitiveness helps.”last_img read more

Bruno Guimaraes, on Barça’s radar, said not to Atleti in January

first_imgIn January, Bruno Guimaraes, now on Barça’s radar, had to make a tough choice. Extra minutes at Lyon or more cash at Atlético de Madrid. And the younger Brazilian worldwide opted for his sports activities development on the French membership despite the fact that the rojiblancos, who had already paid two million for a purchase order choice, supplied him one other 5 million euros in bonus that Lyon might not match. A choice that exhibits why Bruno, 22, has earned the captain’s armband of the Brazilian Olympic crew, which was categorised led by him for the Tokyo Olympics. Character and maturity which have fallen in love with Juninho Pernambucano, sports activities director of Lyon, who arrived final summer time on the membership the place he’s an historic idol, and who noticed in Bruno Guimaraes the footballer and the chief that he wished because the anchor of the core of his new and daring challenge.“Bruno is a midfielder who’s forward of the play, who has an early studying of what’s going to occur round him. A participant with a privileged discipline imaginative and prescient and a fantastic technical high quality in the cross that matches completely in fashionable soccer, the place you want to break strains and work in small areas. Each crew wants a participant like him forward of the protection. We anticipated quite a bit from him, however no one imagined that his adaptation could be so quick and that he would do the matches he performed in opposition to Juve, Metz and Saint Etienne, for instance “, Juninho Pernambucano defined after Lyon’s victory in opposition to Juventus. “The benefit is all his as a result of he got here with lots of humility, keen to be taught and provides every thing to the chance that arose in Lyon,” said the previous soccer participant. “Bruno Guimaraes is at the next degree and has to take into consideration beginning the Brazilian crew. I believe he matches like a glove subsequent to Casemiro in the Tite first crew,” Juninho said of his younger footballer. It is going to not be straightforward to persuade Juninho to quit his proper eye simply months after his arrival on the membership. Bruno was voted greatest footballer on the sector in three of the 5 video games he performed in France. Together with the victory in opposition to Juventus by Cristiano Ronaldo. However the choice of the French Authorities to finish the season in the nation has been a blow that has left Lyon in a determined scenario: seventh in the classification and with out the Cup remaining, it’s out of European positions and will likely be pressured to promote to multiple of their stars for the following season in order to survive.As AS discovered, Lyon paid € 20M for Bruno, however signed a clause that provides Athletico Paranaense 20% of a future switch. As there is no such thing as a termination clause in France, Lyon would be the one to determine if it desires to promote you and at what worth. However the coronavirus disaster and what it financially represents not to take part in European competitions could supply a circumstance that might facilitate their departure in the face of a superb supply from Barcelona.last_img read more

What would you do if you had “nature’s pharmacy” in your backyard?

first_imgThough most cures are not medically proven and scientific experts remain skeptical of their benefits, others say that indigenous peoples’ long-accumulated wisdom of the forest and what grows in it is undeniable.In Ecuador, knowledge of the medicinal properties of the Amazon have been passed down throughout the generations by Yachaj, or medicine men, who spend years living with the forest, meditating and listening to nature.Training to become a Yachaj takes three to ten years and involves long separations from loved ones and society. TENA, Ecuador – Benjamin Mamallacta Alvarado and his wife Dalia Tapuy Calapucha were both recently sick, but instead of going to a pharmacy to pick up medication, they went into their backyard, which just happens to be in the Amazon rainforest. Born and raised in the Amazon, Mamallacta has been using medicinal plants all his life from what is sometimes called “nature’s pharmacy.”“You take out the essence of the leaf and mix it with lemon then put it directly into the nose, because here it will sting and attack the cold (virus),” Mamallacta said while preparing an elixir for his wife. Three different local plants are in this particular mixture: ginger from the Amazon (Costaceae) (a green leafy plant, different from the ginger found in supermarkets), Guayusa (Ilex guayusa) (a common plant used in teas as an energizer, or caffeine alternative), and Kalanchoe (Crassulaceae) or Chubriyuyu (as it’s known in the local indigenous Quichua language, and used for the common cold).Dalia Tapuy, Mamallacta’s wife, trimming a branch from a tree in their front yard in the Amazon rainforest. Photo by Kimberley Brown for Mongabay.“You put it in the nose, you don’t drink it,” said Mamallacta. “Last week my wife had a strong cold, so we prepared this and she got better quickly.” He adds that you can also take the mixture twice a month to keep the body strong.Mamallacta learned the healing powers of plants through his father, Casimiro Mamallacta el Kasike. He was a trained Yachaj, as it’s called in Quichua: a shaman or traditional healer. This knowledge has long been passed down through oral teachings from Yachajs who have spent years living with the forest, meditating and listening to nature.But fending off the common cold is only one use of medicinal plants found in the Amazon.In Mamallacta’s community of Tamia Yura, just a 10-minute drive from Ecuador’s Amazonian city of Tena, there are plants that can cure fever, bronchitis, diarrhea, stomach infections, colic, urinary tract infections, dengue, hair loss and even the initial stages of cancer, among other things, according to indigenous belief. Mamallacta and his wife are both indigenous Quichua, but similar plant usage can also be found among the Shuar, Achuar, Woarani, Sapara and other indigenous communities that live in the Amazon.On a casual walk around his home, Mamallacta points out several plants in their Quichua names that carry medicinal powers. The leaf from the Kiwiyuyu (Acanthaceae), or the “leaf of sprains,” can cure sprains if ground into a paste and rubbed onto the injured body part. The Yawarpanga (Aristolochiaceae) is identified by the red tips on its large, green leaves and is used by women to regulate their menstruation. The little red flowers of the Shungo sisa (Bignoniaceae), or “tear of heart,” is used to improve blood circulation and treat heart conditions.The little red flowers of the Tear of the Heart, or the Shungo sisa as it’s known in Quichua, is used to improve blood circulation. Photo by Kimberley Brown for Mongabay.Very few of these remedies have been chemically studied, so many people are cynical about the real powers of medicinal plants, according to Cristina Penuela, biologist at the Regional Amazonian University (IKIAM) in Tena.Penuela herself admits to being a bit skeptical about the plants’ proclaimed abilities, but also says that indigenous knowledge shouldn’t be taken for granted since it’s based on countless years of living in the rainforest.“In general, people of the Amazon know plants,” she said. “It has been many millions of years that their local ancestors have been studying (plants)… and after trial and error, these societies were able to discern if a plant was antifungal, or serves some kind of purpose. There should be some respect for this accumulated knowledge.”The wisdom of the YachajThe training to become a Yachaj, and developing your internal, mental and spiritual awareness is long and arduous. It can take anywhere from three to 10 years (depending on your community) of avoiding physical contact with your spouse, living on a strict diet (including no garlic or onions, whose smell is said to keep the spirits away), and living predominantly in the forest.You also have to know how to take Ayahuasca, a powerful hallucinogenic made from two different plants found in the Amazon. It’s said that shamans get a lot of their spiritual power this way, as the visions that Ayahuasca produces can serve as an important awakening, a glimpse into the future or can heal emotional suffering — if guided properly.  A lot of medicinal plants are used to cleanse the body of illness or negative energies, with teas and steam baths being some of the more common treatments. According to biologist Penuela, a large part of traditional healing is mental and focuses on emotional wellbeing, which is why shamans, healers and the rituals they perform play an important role in the treatment.This focus on overall wellbeing is perhaps where western medicine falls short, suggests Penuela. “A big problem with western medicine is that most medications are to momentarily alleviate a violence, or pain,” she said. “That’s not to say that western medicine hasn’t had advances, of course they have… but I think to integrally manage health, it’s not the west’s strength. They don’t ask integrally what is going on.”According to Mamallacta, “spiritually and mentally, plants help.”Risks to medicinal plants and indigenous culture Medicinal plants are an important part of many Amazonian indigenous cultures and histories, but their use has dropped significantly over the years. According to researchers, a lot of this cultural change can be associated to the religious missionaries who arrived in the early part of the twentieth century.Mamallacta picking a flower called Chiriwayusa in Quichua, which he will use for a medicinal steam bath. Photo by Kimberley Brown for Mongabay.According to Gabriela Zurita, an ethnologist at IKIAM, Protestant missionaries arrived in the Ecuadorian Amazon region in the 1940-1950s, at the same time oil was being discovered in the region. In contrast to the Jesuit missionaries who arrived decades earlier, the Protestants, along with the petroleum industry, hired local indigenous people, giving them a working wage for the first time. They also brought in outside products, including medicines. This drastically changed the cultural dynamic in the region.The Protestants also strictly prohibited many indigenous traditions that they deemed ungodly — including medicinal plants, and especially Ayuhuasca, which they thought was demonic, according to Zurita.Mamallacta’s father saw these changes first hand. He began training as a shaman as a child, but in his late teens and early twenties his priorities changed and he went to work for a group of missionaries in order to make money. He didn’t last long, however, and left the group after he saw how they were destroying the rainforest.The missionaries have long been criticized for being a major driver of deforestation and displacing local indigenous populations. Zurita says that the link between the missionaries and the oil industry should not be overlooked.“Many people criticize these missionaries, saying their objective was more to convince people to leave their territories in order to exploit for oil,” Zurita said. He added that it was likely this, rather than trying to introduce local indigenous cultures to religion.In a 2009 research paper, “Oil Development, Deforestation, and Indigenous Populations in the Ecuadorian Amazon,” the authors argue that one of the main causes of deforestation in the twentieth century was actually an outcome of this “colonization.” Up to 240,888 hectares (595,247 acres) of rainforest was lost between the mid-1900s and 2000 to agricultural expansion, livestock and the creation of towns, driven by missionaries. In the same time period, 4,415 hectares (10,909 acres) were destroyed due to oil-related infrastructure and exploitation.Despite these challenges, hundreds of indigenous communities continue to live across the Amazon region, and rely on medicinal plants. This includes Mamallacta and his family, many of whom have made it their life’s work to maintaining and growing this part of their culture.“Forests need to be protected because inside them is our spirit, our medicines, our plants,” he said.Banner image: Mamallacta picking a flower called Chiriwayusa in Quichua, which he will use for a medicinal steam bath. Photo by Kimberley Brown for Mongabay.Kimberley Brown is a freelance journalist based in South America. You can find her on Twitter at @KimberleyJBrown.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. Amazon Biodiversity, Amazon People, Amazon Rainforest, Biodiversity And Medicine, Forests, Happy-upbeat Environmental, Indigenous Peoples, Medicinal Plants, Medicine, Rainforests Article published by Genevieve Belmakercenter_img 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 overSponsoredlast_img read more

Indonesian coal mining firm gets its license reinstated despite a history of violations

first_imgArticle published by Isabel Esterman Coal, Corporate Environmental Transgressors, Energy, Environment, Environmental Law, Environmental Politics, Law Enforcement, Mining, Rainforest Mining The governor of Indonesia’s South Sumatra province revoked PT Batubara Lahat’s coal mining license after the company was found to owe the government more than $2 million.On June 8, an administrative court overturned the governor’s decision.Nationwide, more than 2,100 mining licenses have been revoked or not been renewed following investigations into their legality, resulting in multiple lawsuits.Activists fear this verdict could have wider repercussions. As Indonesia proceeds with its campaign to stamp out illegality in the palm oil and mining sectors, canceling thousands of permits nationwide, a Sumatran court has restored a coal company’s license after the governor revoked it.Activists fear the verdict could set a precedent for similar cases.The company, PT Batubara Lahat, had its license to mine coal withdrawn by the South Sumatra governor in November 2016, after the mining firm was found to owe the government more than 27 billion rupiah (~$2 million) in royalties and other non-tax obligations.On June 8, the Palembang State Administrative Court annulled that decision, reinstating the company’s Mining Business License (IUP).Rabin Ibnu Zainal, director of Pilar Nusantara, an NGO monitoring coal mining in South Sumatra, told Mongabay-Indonesia his organization had not yet received a copy of the court’s verdict. However, he said, the court gave two justifications for overturning the governor’s decree. First, the court reasoned that the Audit Board of Indonesia — part of the central government — is responsible for calculating royalties and non-tax revenues owed by coal companies. Thus, the court decided, revocation of permits on grounds of delinquent payments should be carried out by Jakarta rather than regional officials.Second, Zainal said, the court reasoned that if the company’s mining license were revoked, it would be difficult to collect its unpaid debts.Zainal said he was shocked by PT Batubara Lahat’s victory in court. “We are also getting news that the South Sumatra government will appeal the decision,” he added.In the meantime, however, activists fear this verdict could embolden other companies whose licenses have been challenged or revoked by local authorities.The landscape of Sehile, in South Sumatra’s Lahat Regency. Once forest and smallholder plantations, the area is now scarred by the remains of a former coal mine. Photo by Anwar Fachrudin courtesy of INFIS.Cleaning up the mining sectorIndonesia’s 2009 Mining Law gave local governments the right to issue mining licenses, prompting an explosion in the number of permits granted. By 2014, numerous reports by civil society groups had detailed corruption, legal violations and environmental and social damage connected to these licenses, prompting the KPK, Indonesia’s anti-graft agency, to mount an investigation into the sector. In cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the KPK set out to examine the legality of mining permits in 12 provinces.This investigation revealed that around 40 percent of the 10,992 licenses issued in these provinces were not “clean and clear” — meaning they failed to meet all legal requirements, including registration to pay taxes, land rents and other royalties.In South Sumatra, the ratio was found to be even worse. Out of 359 IUPs issued by the South Sumatra government, the KPK considered only 175 to be suitable for operation. Thirty-one companies granted permits were found to have no taxpayer identification number. Additionally, out of 241 companies that were paying taxes, only 18 reported the basis for their tax calculations.By April 2017, more than 2,100 mining permits nationwide had been revoked or left to expire without being renewed.In South Sumatra, the government revoked 34 licenses and did not renew an additional 43.Eight of these mining companies, including PT Batubara Lahat, have sued either the South Sumatra governor or the head of energy and mineral resources for South Sumatra, claiming these local authorities acted arbitrarily. So far, only PT Batubara Lahat has prevailed in court.Coal mining operations in South Sumatra, and elsewhere in Indonesia, frequently leave behind open pits. Without proper reclamation, former mines like this quickly turn into dangerous water-filled pits. Photo by Anwar Fachrudin courtesy of INFIS.Setting a precedentZainal predicted that PT Batubara Lahat’s victory will step-up resistance efforts by coal mining companies. “We hope these other verdicts are not like PT Batubara Lahat’s. Coal companies operating in Indonesia, especially in South Sumatra, must operate correctly, not only not damaging the environment but also not harming the state,” he said.As of last month, coal companies owed the Indonesian government more than 5 trillion rupiah ($380 million), meaning the public has been denied its fair share of the wealth gained through mining while being left to deal with the social and environmental fall-out. Poorly regulated mining operations have left villages across the archipelago to face problems ranging from polluted waterways to deadly abandoned mining pits in which at least 27 people have drowned.Meanwhile, actions in other regions demonstrate just how high the stakes are when it comes to legal conflicts between mining companies and local governments. An evaluation team chaired by the East Kalimantan provincial secretary ruled on June 6 that 809 mining licenses should be revoked in that province.However, a deadline for these revocations has not yet been confirmed, with local officials citing concerns that companies whose licenses are revoked will simply walk away from their mines, leaving behind unpaid debts and open mining pits — a concern that echoes the reasoning of the Palembang court in the PT Batubara Lahat case.This story was reported by Mongabay’s Indonesia team and was first published on our Indonesian site on June. 10, 2017.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.center_img 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 overSponsoredlast_img read more

Rousey shifts to wrestling with surprise Royal Rumble cameo

first_imgJapanese stars reign at Royal Rumble Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – This July 15, 2015, file photo shows mixed martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey working out at Glendale Fighting Club in Glendale, Calif. The former UFC champion Rousey could soon make the move to WWE. She’s met with WWE executives and has seemed excited about the possibility of becoming a wrestler. Rousey may not debut at one of WWE’s signature events this weekend in Philadelphia because she’s filming a movie in Colombia. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)PHILADELPHIA — Ronda Rousey’s next bout in the ring won’t come in mixed martial arts but in the world of professional wrestling.The biggest superstar in women’s MMA officially made the jump to WWE on Sunday night with a surprise appearance at the Royal Rumble in Philadelphia.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img UFC President Dana White said Rousey will never fight again for the company, and Rousey said she hasn’t followed MMA in the past year.Rousey adopted the “Rowdy” nickname from WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. She notably stood side-by-side with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as they fought off the villainous Triple H and his wife and fellow executive, Stephanie McMahon, in a segment at WrestleMania in 2015.Rousey also appeared at WWE’s Mae Young Classic. Rousey and fellow MMA fighters Marina Shafir, Shayna Baszler and Jessamyn Duke were known as the Four Horsewomen — a tribute to the nefarious Ric Flair-led Four Horsemen stable of the 1980s and ’90s. Baszler now wrestles for WWE, and the rest of the Horsewomen stable confronted WWE stars Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch and Bayley at the female wrestling tournament.“Name the time. Name the place,” Rousey told the WWE stars in a tense standoff.Rousey could lead her Horsewomen against a WWE faction at WrestleMania on April 8.“I think with her main eventing in UFC, she obviously opened the door for us to be taken more serious as superstars,” said Flair, daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair. “It’s one thing to show up one night. It’s another be a WWE superstar. I’m on the road with all the other girls, all the men and women who are on the road 270 days a year. We bust our butts to be called WWE superstars.“She’ll have to put in the work if she wants to be a part of what we do.”The best scenario for WWE could be Rousey being used sparingly and steamrolling every opponent, much like she did early in her MMA career to earn the reputation as the Baddest Woman on the Planet.“Ronda Rousey should go out there and just smash everybody. Ronda Rousey’s matches should look like her early UFC career where she was out there for a minute, 2 minutes, just submitting everybody,” UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier said. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ The former UFC bantamweight champion also told ESPN that she’s fully committed to wrestling and not just planning cameos at WWE’s biggest events.“This is my life now. Yeah, they have first priority on my time for the next several years,” she said. “This is not a smash and grab, this is not a publicity stunt.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRousey appeared to roaring fans Sunday night after the women’s Royal Rumble in Philadelphia, challenging winner Asuka to fight at Wrestlemania — scheduled for New Orleans in April — by pointing to a sign as Joan Jett’s “Bad Reputation” blared through the arena.Rousey fed into the surprise with a little misdirection before one of wrestling’s biggest pay-per-view events of the year. Before getting in the ring, she had ruled out an appearance at the Royal Rumble in an interview and even posted an Instagram video over the weekend of herself in Colombia enjoying a night out with the crew filming her latest movie, the action thriller “Mile 22” with Mark Wahlberg and John Malkovich. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Still, she had frequently met with WWE executive Paul Levesque, better known as wrestling superstar Triple H, to discuss her interest in a deal that finally came to fruition.She has not fought since she suffered a 48-second loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 in December 2016. Rousey (12-2) lost two straight bouts in 13 months and took a break to extend her entertainment credits, including a stint as team coach in the reboot of “Battle of the Network Stars.”WWE fans have been clamoring for Rousey to make the move and speculation (correctly) ran wild on a Royal Rumble appearance at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Rousey has made cameo appearances on WWE programming the last few years and even trained at the company’s performance center in Orlando, Florida.It’s unclear whether Rousey plans to fully give up on the UFC and mixed martial arts, and she would not commit to saying she’s retired when asked directly by ESPN.“That’s what everybody else seems to say — I mean, I never retired from judo. So that’s what you guys want to think,” she said. “All I know is I really want to devote 100 percent of my time to wrestling right now and whatever people want to call that they can call it.”ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View commentslast_img read more

Iraqis don’t see the same safe market as congressmen

first_imgHe added, “This will not change anything.” At a news conference shortly after their outing, McCain, R-Ariz., and his three congressional colleagues described Shorja as a safe, bustling place full of hopeful and warmly welcoming Iraqis – “like a normal outdoor market in Indiana in the summertime,” offered Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., who was a member of the delegation. But the market the congressmen said they saw is fundamentally different from the markets Iraqis know. Merchants and customers say a campaign by insurgents to attack Baghdad’s markets has put many shop owners out of business and forced radical changes in the way people shop. Shorja, the city’s oldest and largest market, set in a sprawling labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways, has been bombed at least a half-dozen times since last summer. At least 61 people were killed and many more wounded in a three-pronged attack there Feb. 12, involving two vehicle bombs and a roadside bomb. BAGHDAD, Iraq – A day after members of an American congressional delegation led by Sen. John McCain pointed to their brief visit to Baghdad’s central market as evidence that the new security plan for the city was working, the merchants there were incredulous about the Americans’ conclusions. “What are they talking about?” Ali Jassim Faiyad, the owner of an electrical appliances shop in the market, said Monday. “The security procedures were abnormal!” The delegation arrived at the market, which is called Shorja, on Sunday with more than 100 soldiers in armored Humvees – the equivalent of an entire company – and attack helicopters circled overhead, a senior American military official in Baghdad said. The soldiers redirected traffic from the area and restricted access to the Americans, witnesses said, and sharpshooters were posted on the rooftops. The congressmen wore bulletproof vests throughout their hourlong visit. “They paralyzed the market when they came,” Faiyad said during an interview in his shop Monday. “This was only for the media.” American and Iraq security forces have tried to protect Shorja and other markets against car bombs by restricting vehicular traffic in some shopping areas and erecting blast walls around the markets’ perimeters. But these measures, while making the markets safer, have not made them safe.160Want 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

Video: Stunning goal from Villarreal youngster!

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Thiago Silva: PSG are a bigger club than Man United

first_img1 Thiago Silva Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva risked incurring the wrath of Manchester United fans by claiming Angel di Maria is ”taking a step up” by moving to the French champions.Di Maria is close to sealing a move away from Old Trafford just one season after completing a British record £59.7million switch from Real Madrid.Twelve months later, following a poor season which saw the Argentina international struggle to adapt to life in England, United have reportedly accepted a £45m offer from PSG, with the player set to undergo a medical with Parisian club chiefs in Doha on Monday.And despite the forward’s apparent fall from grace – he was named man-of-the-match as Real Madrid won the Champions League title two years ago – Brazilian defender Silva says Di Maria’s arrival proves mega-rich PSG have now risen above United in the ranks of Europe’s elite.“I think that people now need to respect PSG as a club, and our position as one of the big clubs in Europe,” said the skipper.“Real Madrid and Barcelona are probably on another level, but after that if you are joining PSG it means you are probably taking a step up.”It’s a bold claim from the captain of a team which is only 44 years old and has claimed just five Ligue 1 titles, while Man United have won the English top flight a record 20 times.Nevertheless, PSG progressed to the Champions League semi-finals last season after knocking out Premier League champions Chelsea, and Silva believes that alone proves his point.He added: “We went further than any English clubs in Europe last year – even beating the English champions.“Every season we keep our best players despite much interest, and always add the best players in Europe. How many clubs can say that? The vision our owners have for this club is very clear, and that is for PSG to be the best.”last_img read more