The Betis Tennis Club refuses to host an RFET tournament

first_imgAs well as, at Tennis Betis they warn of the extraordinarily excessive temperatures suffered in Seville in the course of the month of July, which solely enable them to play matches at evening. However, the hispanic membership is assured that the Seville Cup, the Challenger ATP circuit tournament which takes place on its courts each season and is scheduled for mid-September, it may be celebrated if the skilled tennis calendar is resumed after the break due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Actual Club Tenis Betis has rejected the proposal of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) to host a tournament of the skilled summer season circuit that goals to set up to alleviate the decline of earnings suffered by Spanish gamers due to the suspension of the completely different circuits of the ATP.The managers of the Sevillian membership, as Efe has been in a position to verify, describe this collection of summer season tournaments as an ideal initiative by the Spanish Federation to revive tennis, however they’ve declined to host a tournament in July, as proposed, due to the quick time to host an occasion that may require deep planning.last_img read more

Audio: Naomi Oreskes on what stories we can’t let get lost in the noise of 2017 and why scientists should speak up

first_imgArticle published by Mike Gaworecki Animals, Big Cats, Biodiversity, Biodiversity Crisis, Camera Trapping, Climate Change And Biodiversity, Climate Change And Conservation, Climate Change Denial, Climate Change Policy, Climate Change Politics, Conservation, Conservation Technology, Endangered Species, Environment, Lemurs, Mammals, New Species, Palm Oil, Podcast, Primates, Protected Areas, Species Discovery, Technology And Conservation, Wildlife Because there is so much uncertainty around the new Trump Administration, especially around its energy, environment, and climate policies, we decided to dedicate this episode to trying to answer some of those questions.We continue to take a look at what this year will bring for energy and the environment under President Trump with Bobby Magill, a senior science writer for Climate Central and the president of the Society of Environmental Journalists.We also welcome Jeff Ruch, executive director of the non-profit service organization Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, to share with us what he’s been hearing so far from employees of the Environmental Protection Agency about their concerns with the Trump Administration’s environmental policies. Normally we’re focused on international conservation and environmental science news here at the Mongabay Newscast, just as our reporting on Mongabay.com is. But because there’s so much uncertainty around the new Trump Administration, especially its energy, environment, and climate policies, we decided to dedicate this episode to trying to answer some of those questions.We’ve assembled quite a distinguished panel of experts to discuss what we can and can’t say about the Trump Administration’s plans. On this episode of the Mongabay Newscast, we first welcome Harvard professor, climate historian, and noted author Naomi Oreskes to talk about what stories she’s worried will get lost in the media’s hyperfocus on the chaos surrounding the new Trump Administration in the U.S. as well as her recent lecture at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in which she laid out an evidence-based case for why scientists should be speaking out about their work in public.Oreskes has been Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University since 2013. Her research focuses on the Earth and environmental sciences, with a particular interest in understanding scientific consensus and dissent. Her 2010 book, Merchants of Doubt, How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco to Global warming, co-authored with Erik M. Conway, was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and received the 2011 Watson-Davis Prize from the History of Science Society. It was also made into a documentary of the same name.We continue to take a look at what this year will bring for energy and the environment under President Trump with Bobby Magill, a senior science writer for Climate Central and the president of the Society of Environmental Journalists, which recently released a special backgrounder entitled “Turbulent Prospects on Environment-Energy Beat Likely in Trump Era.”And we also welcome a third guest to the show, Jeff Ruch, executive director of the non-profit service organization Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. Jeff shares with us what he’s been hearing so far from employees of the Environmental Protection Agency about their concerns with the Trump Administration’s environmental policies.Here’s this episode’s top news:The Philippines declares more than 100,000 acres as critical habitatAfrican bush babies gain a new genusCamera traps reveal undiscovered leopard population in Javan forestWill there really be enough sustainable palm oil for the whole market?Trump administration delays listing of rusty patched bumblebee as endangeredNew species of dwarf lemur discovered in MadagascarWant to stay up to date on all of Mongabay’s top news on the issues you follow closely? You can get email alerts when we publish new stories at Mongabay.com on specific topics that you care most about, from forests and oceans to indigenous people’s rights and more. Visit alerts.mongabay.com and sign up to keep on top of all your top issues.Also, we’re excited to announce a new special reporting project that will explore the effectiveness of conservation projects in Madagascar. If you’re a journalist with strong analytical skills, story-telling abilities, and experience in doing deep investigative reporting on complex issues, please visit mongabay.org/opportunities to learn more and send us your pitch. Travel funding is available, too.If you enjoy this podcast, please write a review of the Mongabay Newscast in the Apple Podcasts app, iTunes store, Stitcher page, or wherever you get your podcasts from. Your feedback will help us find new listeners! Simply go to the show’s page on whichever platform you get it from and find the ‘review’ or ‘rate’ section: Stitcher, TuneIn, iTunes, Google Play, or RSS.With over 7 inches of global sea level rise since 1900 (and today’s rise occurring even faster), the potential for storm surges and flooding is higher than ever. This photo shows the Bayside Picnic Area in Maryland’s Assateague Island National Seashore after Hurricane Sandy. Naomi Oreskes tells the Mongabay Newscast that we must continue to report impacts of climate change, such as the one pictured, that are occurring right now, rather than discussing climate change as some future threat. Photo by NPS Climate Change Response / Flickr.com.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

Ferrari mechanic hit by Raikkonen says he’s OK after surgery

first_imgCigarini included a photo of himself on a hospitable bed giving the thumbs up with his left leg covered in a cast from his thigh down to his toes.The post was liked by Raikkonen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe incident occurred during a botched tire change at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday. As Raikkonen pulled away, his rear left tire hit Cigarini’s leg, knocking him to the ground.Ferrari said Cigarini likely sustained a “shinbone and fibula fracture.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Woods improves in final round at Masters, welcomes break Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’center_img Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel won the race.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Ferrari mechanic Francesco, lies on the ground after being hit by Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen during a pit stop the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix, at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 8, 2018. (Pool/Giuseppe Cacace Via AP)SAKHIR, Bahrain — The Ferrari mechanic who was hospitalized with a broken leg after being struck by Kimi Raikkonen’s car says he is “OK” following surgery.On Instagram, Francesco Cigarini wrote “Surgery ok. I have to thank all the people worried for me.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

He’s still the one in ATP: Federer ties Connors’ mark

first_imgFederer, who has won six of the past seven Grand Slam titles, hasn’t played since beating Fernando Gonzalez in the Australian Open final Jan. 28. He returns to action next week at the Dubai Open. BOXING: Ricky Hatton will return to Las Vegas to fight former lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo of Mexico at the Thomas & Mack Center on June 23. The pair will fight for the International Boxing Organization junior welterweight title after Hatton was forced to give up his IBF crown. HORSE RACING: Teuflesberg held on down the stretch to win the Southwest in Hot Springs, Ark., the first of Oaklawn Park’s three big Kentucky Derby prep races. Heavy favorite Hard Spun finished fourth after winning his first four races. Teuflesberg paid $48.80, $20.00 and $10.80. $250,000 Long-shot specialist Saul Arias guided 22-1 outsider Conveyor’s Angel to victory by a head over Singalong in the $150,000 Grade II Buena Vista Handicap at Santa Anita. It was the first-ever stakes victory for the 28-year-old Arias, who made a name for himself during the 2005-06 Santa Anita meeting by winning with numerous long shots. His first victory in Southern California, aboard Jackieosofabulous on New Year’s Day 2006, returned $33.40. One day later he scored with J.P.’s Gayle, who paid $44.60. – Art Wilson Roger Federer tied Jimmy Connors’ record of 160 consecutive weeks as the top-ranked player in men’s tennis Monday. The 10-time Grand Slam champion has held the No. 1 ATP Tour ranking since Feb. 2, 2004. The Swiss star is assured of breaking the record next week. Connors was No. 1 from July1974 to August 1977. center_img Puerto Rican jockey Manuel Caraballo died after being trampled during a race Sunday in Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands, authorities said. Caraballo, a jockey with more than 40 years experience who was semi-retired, fell from his horse Emilin in front of about 2,000 spectators in St.Croix. BASKETBALL: An organizing committee is trying to bring a WNBA team to Atlanta for the 2008 season, City Council president Lisa Borders said. SWIMMING: A Kenyon (Ohio) College swimmer died after he fell in a dormitory bathroom and struck his head, school officials said. Caleb Gottinger, 19, of Milwaukee, apparently fainted Saturday and tests at a medical center near the college determined he suffered a fractured skull and a hemorrhage. 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

Few rewards paid out in crime cases

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“We would never characterize it as a waste of time,” said Capt. Kyle Jackson, commanding officer of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery Homicide Division. In Los Angeles, city and county lawmakers enjoy broad latitude when selecting which crime investigations merit cash incentives for tipsters. “The larger the amount of money they put up, the more impressive it’s going to be to the public at large — or put more simply, to the voters,” said Gilbert Geis, professor emeritus of criminology, law and society at UC Irvine. The crimes chosen for rewards tend to be high-profile killings that involve very young or very old victims, often of gang violence; slayings of police officers or sheriff’s deputies; or hate crimes. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. Fewer than 10 percent of the rewards offered by Los Angeles City and County officials to help solve crimes end up being paid out. Offering rewards is older than Wild West “Wanted” posters. Despite the widespread publicity and heartfelt pleas from grieving relatives such offerings typically garner, records show that a monetary reward has less than a 1 in 10 chance of being given out in Los Angeles and L.A. County. Since 1985, the Board of Supervisors has advertised more than 275 rewards worth nearly $3 million combined. Tips from the public have helped lead to convictions in 27 cases, resulting in about $317,000 in payouts. The city’s reward offers have steadily grown to roughly 100 rewards a year at a maximum of $75,000 each; about three are collected annually, city officials said. The newspaper also found that other Southland jurisdictions are reluctant to use public funds for crime information, saying they can’t afford it. But authorities in Los Angeles and L.A. County remain convinced the effort is worthwhile if it helps convict even a few criminals. 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

Real Betis one of FOUR Spanish clubs keen on Stoke City star Bojan

first_img Out-of-favour forward Bojan could be on his way out of Stoke 1 Real Betis want to sign Stoke City forward Bojan on loan.The Spaniard fell out of favour with Potters boss Mark Hughes last season and he spent the second half of the campaign on loan at Mainz.Now it is uncertain whether the 26-year-old will stay at Stoke or leave the club again this summer in search of first-team football.Bojan is said to be mulling over the decision but, according to Radio Marca, if he does want out then Betis are ready to snap him up.The LaLiga club are one of a number of Spanish sides tracking the former Barcelona man and they want to sign him on loan.Espanyol, Las Palmas and Valencia are all also said to be keeping tabs on Bojan and may firm up their interest with formal offers.last_img

FINN HARPS SEASON TICKETS GO ON SALE

first_imgFinn Harps Season Tickets are now on sale ahead of the new First Division season which gets underway in just over four weeks time.The season ticket covers all home Airtricity League First Division fixtures and are priced as follows:Seats – €135 OAP Seats – €120Terrace – €119OAP Terrace €96Student Terrace – €70 Children u-12 Terrace – €36Season tickets are available from Finn Park or any committee member.All Finn Harps home matches this season will be played on a Saturday evening with a 7.45pm kick-off. FINN HARPS SEASON TICKETS GO ON SALE was last modified: January 30th, 2012 by StephenShare 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) Tags:finn harpsseason ticketslast_img read more

NHL notes: Boulton’s flagrant hit upsets Tampa Bay

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week With the home fans booing the dismal performance, Boulton delivered a flagrant elbow to the side of Ranger’s head. Boulton received a game misconduct, and Ranger staggered off the ice. “I’m not sure how he is,” Tortorella said, shaking his head. Atlanta’s Andy Sutton already is serving a four-game suspension for his hit on Toronto’s Darcy Tucker near the end of a 9-1 loss last Friday. That game turned especially ugly in the third period, beginning with Boulton’s hit on Eric Lindros with the game already long decided. That sparked a melee that led to the ejection of Boulton and two other players. Hotel evacuated: The New York Rangers were forced to evacuate their Long Island hotel just hours before their 5-4 loss to the rival New York Islanders when a man wearing a surgical mask dumped a chemical on the floor and then drove away. The chemical later was found to be harmless, and no one was injured. Dishing it out: The Dish Network pulled OLN from its system after the cable channel failed to provide NHL games to the nation’s second-largest satellite television provider. An EchoStar Communications Corp. spokesman said the network did not show games Oct. 10-11 and Monday and Tuesday as advertised. OLN set a requirement that the channel must be seen by 40 percent of a cable or satellite TV system’s viewers in order for it to broadcast the NHL games. It said Dish Network has failed to meet that requirement. Injury update: Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin said he’s confident he’ll make a full recovery from his eye injury. Sundin’s lower orbital bone was broken when he was hit in the face by a puck two weeks ago. He said his blurry vision is getting better although he hasn’t ruled out surgery. “It’s all positive at this point. There’s no problems with my vision. It’s going to come back. It’s just a matter of time,” Sundin said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Atlanta’s Bob Hartley was seen going into Tortorella’s office after the game, but the Tampa Bay coach wouldn’t say what they discussed. “None of your business,” Tortorella said, before storming away to the team bus. Tampa Bay coach John Tortorella launched into an expletive-filled tirade at Atlanta’s Eric Boulton after Thursday’s 6-0 victory in Atlanta, upset that the Lightning’s Paul Ranger was taken out by what he called a cheap shot just 2 minutes from the end of the game. “The … guy should be playing in the … East Coast Hockey League, but instead he takes out a … NHLer,” Tortorella said. “He’ll be suspended, but who … cares? No one wants to see him on the ice anyway.” last_img read more

Valley pride

first_imgThere’s a lot to be proud of in the San Fernando Valley these days. Not that there ever wasn’t, but it was sometimes hard to tell with all the neglect from the rest of the city. Indeed, the Valley has been the historic victim of the bad habits of generations of city leaders who used us as a trash can. Things sure have started to change. The Orange Line busway will open Saturday – the first major public transportation project in Los Angeles since the Red Line subway that barely gets to the Valley. The sensible and attractive 14-mile east-west busway has generated excitement from North Hollywood to Warner Center. Meanwhile, the $43 million Los Angeles Children’s Museum has broken ground at Hansen Dam, and will be the very first major museum located in the Valley. The 57,000-square-foot center’s exhibits were designed by Edwin Schlossberg, and the site promises to be architecturally important and innovative. Once the new performing arts center at California State University, Northridge, opens in 2010, there won’t be a corner of the Valley without some cultural attraction. Throw in the just-opened Air Force One exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley (a spiritual, if not geographic, extension of the Valley), and we’ve got the start of a cultural revolution. There’s plenty else to be proud of in this vast region, from the revitalized Van Nuys Boulevard and Valley City Hall to the three city college campuses that each grow and innovate to fit their students’ needs. But these larger projects bring more than the local attention. Residents have always understood the appeal of living on the north side of the Santa Monica Mountains; now others are recognizing it as well. This is a credit to the years of hard work by Valley residents to make their local elected officials and City Hall treat the community with the respect it deserves. The achievements are real signs of progress, but a lot of work remains to be done. The community ought to be encouraged by what’s going on and energized to get better organized to provide the Valley with its fair share of police and other city services. It’s a good time to be a Val, and it will get even better if more people get involved. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want 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

Hoopa holds off Panthers 22-12

first_imgMcKinleyville committed six turnovers en route to a 22-12 loss to visiting Little 4 Conference foe Hoopa, spoiling the Panthers homecoming game on what was a rainy Friday night at McKinleyville High. With Friday’s win Hoopa improves to 2-1 in the Little 4 and 4-3 overall. Friday’s loss drops McKinleyville to 0-3 in the Little 4 and 2-5 overall.The rain poured down as fans filled the stadium for McKinleyville’s homecoming game. It was clear from the opening kickoff that the weather would have a …last_img