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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz McLaughlin-Whilby hails coach after 400m success

first_imgOlympic 4x400m relay silver medallist Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby says that coach Maurice Wilson was instrumental in the successes she had this year. The Sprintec Track Club athlete, who was coming off a year of being inactive, says that she surpassed her expectations for the year, when she claimed her medal at the Rio Olympics in the summer. “If somebody told me this time last year that I would end up finishing my season doing the 400m, I would tell them that they’re lying,” McLaughlin-Whilby said. McLaughlin-Whilby made a switch from the 200m to the 400m ahead of the JAAA National Senior Championships in July and says that it was because of how much she trusted Wilson, who had told her to give the longer distance a chance. “I was focusing on the 200m but coach was always saying I should not write off the 400m,” McLaughlin-Whilby says. She says that contracting the Zika virus less than a month before the trials also played a significant role in the switch. It set her training schedule back by a week. “He said I missed too much training after getting Zik-v, but he could always get me stronger. That’s what made me switch to the 400m for the National Trials. “I believe in my coach and once he told me that it was possible, I just worked with him. Whatever he gave me to do, even though the 400m workout is extremely hard, I tried my best to give 100 percent.” The 30 year old is already back in training, for the 400m, as she looks ahead to the IAAF World Championships in London, England next summer. She says it has been “fabulous” so far. “This is a new challenge for me, the 400m. I’m taking it on, head on, and it’s been going great,” she says. “It’s hard but it’s good.”last_img read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Mitchell has 28 as Jazz top Trail Blazers in OT

first_imgPortland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, left, guards Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45). APSALT LAKE CITY — Faith became the keyword in Quin Snyder’s postgame press conference. The Utah Jazz coach talked about his faith in rookie Donovan Mitchell, his faith in Ricky Rubio and his faith in his team.Mitchell scored a career-high 28 points and the Jazz beat the Portland Trail Blazers 112-103 in overtime Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT The game was tight throughout, with 17 lead changes and 14 ties — and neither team ever leading by double-digits.“The game wasn’t real fluid for either team offensively early on,” Snyder said. “We hung in there and didn’t get discouraged. As the game progressed, were much more aggressive.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“You have faith in someone when they’re not playing well. That’s what we have to have in this team.”The Jazz ran their offense through Mitchell in overtime and he didn’t disappoint. The No. 12 overall pick accounted for the first six Utah points with a 3-pointer, a pair of free throws and Rudy Gobert’s two free throws that Mitchell set up with a pass to the cutting big man. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jazz forward Joe Johnson is out at least two weeks with right wrist instability. Jonas Jerebko, who had only played four minutes in the first seven games, checked in early in the first quarter and will see more time in the rotation.“Jonas is going to play, we need him to play,” Snyder said. “As the game goes on, we’ve had to feel (out) the game. There isn’t clarity. It’s not hockey. We don’t just sub rote. … The game is going to dictate minutes for our team for the majority of the guys.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “I didn’t think it would happen this fast,” Mitchell said. “It was definitely surreal. Plays ran for me, just a matter of hitting the shots.”Rubio, who finished with a season-high 30 points, buried a 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 30.9 seconds left in overtime to give the Jazz a seven-point lead and put the game away.The two Utah guards were fantastic down the stretch after the Jazz struggled on the offensive end.“Each thing has to be better and a little bit sharper,” Blazers guard Damian Lillard said. “We can take pressure off each other by screening a little bit better, throwing better passes on time and on target.“I think part of it is our execution. We’ve got to get to our spots, we’ve got to scrape for each other, we’ve got to sprint and make hard cuts and just be strong with the ball.”ADVERTISEMENT Lillard put the Blazers on his shoulders in the fourth quarter, but was kept in relative check in overtime. The two-time All Star finished with 33 points, and Jusuf Nurkic had a season-high 19 points.The Blazers cleared out for Lillard on the final possession of regulation, but Gobert blocked his floater as time expired.“When you have a six-point lead, or whatever we had, with two or three minutes to go,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said, “you’ve got to make the plays to hold the lead and come out with a win. We didn’t do that.”TIP-INSBlazers: Portland entered the game ranked No. 6 in the league allowing 98.3 points per game. Stotts said that’s been the focus this season and their effectiveness has been more mental that schematic. … Portland shot a season-low 26.5 percent from 3-point range.Jazz: Rodney Hood was 0 for 11 two days after scoring a season-high 25 points. He was benched down the stretch. … Thabo Sefelosha scored a season-high 15 points. … The Jazz reserves outscored their Blazers counterparts 54-20. … Gobert finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots.BUDDING FRIENDSHIPLillard and Mitchell have become friends in the last year and text regularly. Lillard said he liked Mitchell’s game at Louisville and noticed that he wore Lillard’s Adidas signature shoe. He texted Mitchell congratulations after the draft and had hoped the rookie would slide to Portland in the draft. The two went head-to-head on numerous occasions throughout the night.“Love going head to head with a guy who loves to compete,” Mitchell said. “It was kind of crazy how all that came out. … You learn from stuff like that in big moments. It felt like he was coasting all game and I looked at the score and he had 33.”NO JOE Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Nuggets rout Raptors with big 3rd quarter blast 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Spanish Organization Contributes to Ebola Fight in Liberia

first_imgA Spanish humanitarian foundation, Women for Africa, has turned over materials worth 9, 230, 87€ to the Catholic Hospital for fight against Ebola.The donation by the foundation was made possible through the instrumentality of Maria Teresa Fernandez De La Vega, former Vice President of the Spanish Government,  who currently chairs the Women for Africa.The items donated include masks of various kinds, protective suits protective eyeglasses, gloves and boots.According to Juan Criado Clemente, Chargè d’Affaires of Spain in Liberia, the donation went to the Catholic Hospital because Women for Africa has a working connection with that hospital.He told the Daily Observer that though the materials went to the Catholic Hospital, other smaller clinics and health centers will still benefit as Ebola is a national concern that involves the participation of all in fight.Chargè d’Affaires Clemente said in order for the materials to reach the expected destinations, he as a representative of the Spanish Government assisted in the shipment process.He also lauded the World Food Program (WFP) for providing the trucks to transport the materials.Ebola entered Liberia from Guinea since April this year and has reportedly been spreading and claiming lives in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.The Senate recently called on the Executive to declare it as national health emergency, suggesting US$1.2 million to fight it.Since the outbreak, medical practitioners in the country have complained of lack of materials to protect them from contracting the disease as they cater to suspected patients.Some medical practitioners have reportedly died as a result of contracting the disease.The Ebola crisis, coupled with other national issues, has led to the cancellation of the regular  Independence Day celebration, but with instruction from government that every Liberian should observe it in intercessory prayer to seek God’s intervention.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Introspection for the Guyana Police Force

first_imgDear Editor,In a report appearing in another section of the media on February, 19, 2018, Crime Chief Paul Williams was quoted as stating that the main suspect in the recent series of carjackings was a Policeman. However, he was very quick to point out that the suspect was dismissed while he was a recruit because of his unacceptable behaviour. Sometimes I wonder why accused or suspects who served as career Policemen or who spent a very short time in the Force are quickly labelled as ex or former members of the Force by the media.On occasions when ex or former members of the Force excel on matters not related to crime, that label disappears. The senior crime fighter who was a Force Recruitment and Training Officer also explained some steps to be taken before applicants are recruited into the Force. Generally they are: Successful in the completion of written examination, passed medical tests and received acceptable background reports (3). So, to put it another way, as long as the applicants successfully completed the three steps mentioned above, they have an automatic entry into the Guyana Police Force. This system appeared to be geared to produce quantity rather than quality when it should be the other way around.Examination of the recruitment system revealed that the Final Interview for Selection conducted by the Police is very limited and is not designed to address behaviour, particularly psychological behaviour. Psychological behaviour is a major phenomenon that the Policeman must deal with in the execution of his duties. A Policeman must not only deal with the behaviour of the criminals, he must deal with the behaviour of his superiors, his peers, his subordinates, members of the public, his family, friends and his own behaviour. According to Ho (2002), “Undoubtedly, psychological testing has become a crucial element in the Police Officer recruitment process.” In their effort to recruit suitable persons for the Force, the Police should establish what is known as Assessment Centres. They are nothing new.During World War 11 both the Allies and Axis used them to train their spies. An Assessment Centre is a place where a series of events or exercises occur. The candidates are put in situations where among other things behaviour, particularly psychological can be observed by trained assessors. This process can identify applicants who display unacceptable behaviour for the job although they may have satisfied all other entry level requirements. It can prevent undesirables from becoming members of the Force. Tinsley (2002) posits “The Assessment Centre was – and still is – one of the best methods available for selecting suitable candidates for either employment or advancement in law enforcement agencies.”I clearly recall several years ago during my groundings in Jamaica with my brothers from the Jamaica Constabulary Force I attended a few Assessment Centres. I found them to be very interesting. On one occasion, a candidate with a degree from the University of the West Indies participated. During the assessment he displayed some amount of psychopatic behaviour. He was not selected for enlistment in the JCF. After the assessment Francis Forbes, the Head of the Jamaica Constabulary Staff College who later became a Commissioner of Police said to me, “Him can come from Mona with honours degree, but if him ah wan psycho, him can’t be a Police.” On the other hand applicants for the GPF who passed the Police written examination, are medically fit, are cleared by background checks, are highly qualified academically but has abnormal traits which are not picked up because of flawed recruitment procedure can easily slip into the GPF.Even if there are slippages and abnormal behaviour is detected after recruitment, there should be a department in the Force to deal with such behaviour. The department should not only deal with recruit behaviour but the behaviour of all the ranks at the various levels of the Force. Hence, I again make a clarion call for the establishment of a behavioural science unit in the Guyana Police Force. Among the subject areas it should cover are: effective communication, anger management, conflict resolution – do you resolve conflict by resorting to the 3Bs – boots, baton or bayonet or through the barrel of a gun? Self-esteem, effectively dealing with people, policing multicultural and diverse society, effective investigation, problem-solving, people skills, cultural awareness and sensitivity, critical thinking, capacity to act, ability to apply knowledge and emotional intelligence.Yours faithfully,Clinton ConwayAssistant Commissioner of Police(Retired)last_img read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz The fishermen and their families abandoned by their own government

first_imgDear Editor,It is unforgiveable the total lack of empathy that our government has shown towards the families of fishermen who were victims of yet another piracy on the high seas. The Government’s timid and uncaring posture is painfully unacceptable, even as this tragedy is still eliciting disbelieve in the population. Our fishing folks and their families deserve better.It has been ten whole, long, agonizing days since the story of a massacare at sea in which 16 missing fishermen were feared dead shocked Guyanese and Surinamese. Some of the dead bodies have been discovered and some of the fishermen are still listed as “missing, feared dead”.The chances that any of the missing fishermen are still alive are minimal to non-existent. The families of the fishermen are traumatized, seeking any kind of information and support. In Guyana, no organized response has been activated to provide any support to the families. In Suriname, Guyanese families have no support from Guyanese authorities, and must rely totally on the Surinamese authorities.In the meanwhile, the Surinamese authorities have arrested a number of persons. From all reports, the Surinamese authorities have been very active in their response to the tragedy. We must express our gratitude to the Surinamese authorities.Truly, this is a tragedy befitting an urgent national response, one that the President and his leading Cabinet ministers should be upfront leading. Instead, the Government has been essentially silent, AWOL, missing in action. The Guyanese people have been in total shock, as they continue to be largely in the dark, since the Government has been silent. This is the kind of tragedy in which the Government should have immediately established a centralized support unit on the Corentyne, not only to liaise with various stakeholders, but with the families.This is the unit to which family members can seek information and support. Instead, the Government has been silent, content to say that the Police are in touch with the Police in Suriname. Not a single Cabinet member has made himself or herself available to the families, and none has found it necessary to show up in the area on the Corentyne that is the focal point of this disaster.The first word out of the Government was when the reporters confronted the President at an event at the Pegasus Hotel, when President Granger described the incident as a “massacre, a tragedy and Guyana is grieving”. That was last Thursday, seven days since the incident was first reported. The Public Security Minister reportedly quipped one week after the news broke that there is “nothing Government can do”.In the meanwhile, the Minister of Agriculture has been shamelessly silent, and his silence is scandalously deafening. The Prime Minister, who during the 2015 elections campaign was known to extol his fisherman’s credentials, has himself been totally silent. Now, ten days later, the Minister of Public Security has decided to travel to Suriname with a team of senior Police officers. But his trip is being made only after word began to circulate that the Leader of the Opposition and a PPP team are on their way to Suriname.As a nation, it is right for people to demand a more sensitive and caring response from the Government. In this regard, we commend the Leader of the Opposition for the empathy and support he has shown in the circumstance. He has provided leadership when leadership is absolutely necessary. From within minutes of the first report ten days ago, the PPP urged a national response, and has been in close contact with family members of the fishermen, both here in Guyana and in Suriname. Bharat Jagdeo has met with family members in Guyana, and at this time, he and a team are travelling to Suriname to provide comfort and support to the families who must navigate these difficult circumstances.I am encouraged that the Minister of Public Security has finally decided that it is also appropriate for him and his team to visit Suriname. It is late in the day, but better late than never. A National Day of Grieving is appropriate, and must be considered.But a mechanism to provide counselling and support, including financial support to the families, is even more appropriate. Even though they have been missing in action, the time has come for the President and his government to demonstrate that they are responsive to the plight of ordinary Guyanese citizens. The fact is, however, up to this point, the response of the APNU+AFC Government has been nothing less than shameful and a national disgrace.Respectfully,Dr Leslie Ramsammylast_img read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Mother dies at GPHC 9 days after child’s birth

first_img…family calling for answers By Lakhram BhagiratA mother is now calling for justice and an investigation into her daughter’s death after giving birth at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) on December 28, 2018.Bibi Khan of Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo is accusing the doctors at the GPHC of “killing” her eldest daughter, Fariena Mohammed, and offering no plausible explanations for her death. The grief-stricken woman said the 30-year-old Mohammed was pregnant with her second child and on Thursday, December 28, 2018, she went into labour shortly after 13:00h.She was rushed to GPHC and gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Shahid Ali, shortly after 16:00h.“She get this baby normal and everything…she was okay but she say that she belly was hurting…On Monday, December 31, she call me and tell me that the baby nah feel well. She said that the baby wasn’t getting to breathe and was getting blue,” Khan related.Dead: Fariena MohammedThe woman related that the doctors informed the family that the baby would have swallowed some of the amniotic fluid hence the reason for his complications. The baby boy was transferred to the Neonatal Unit and immediately began receiving treatment for the infection. Mohammed was discharged but remained at the hospital since her infant was still hospitalised. Since she was in the ward and her baby in another section of the building, it required her walking a few flights of stairs to feed him every two hours.During one of the feedings, a paediatrician noticed something strange with Mohammed and began probing. According to Khan, her daughter was breathing heavily and having shortness of breath which caught the attention of the paediatrician who asked the woman’s doctors to investigate further. It was from there, however, that the situation went downhill.“They did an EKG and that come back normal and then they say that they want to do a CT scan and she called me and tell me to bring money,” Khan related.The grieving mother said that she received the call about the CT scan on the morning of January 05, 2019 and informed her daughter that she would take the money during the lunchtime visit. However, she was told that the doctors said it was urgently needed and that she should visit the hospital as soon as possible with the money for the scan.Sensing the urgency in her daughter’s voice, Khan rushed down to the GPHC and arrived shortly after 10:00h.With tears threatening to escape from the wells in her eyes, Khan said she was not prepared for the sight she met when she entered into the ward. Her daughter was being held in a sitting position by the team of doctors with several wires hooked on to her chest and her mouth and nose were covered by an oxygen mask.The woman painfully related that her daughter did not even bat an eye at her or even speak. She said she started to ask questions, but no one was answering her directly. Instead, she was instructed to go and pay for the CT Scan and that the ambulance would take Mohammed at 11:00h for the procedure at another hospital.She told this publication that she started to feel uneasy and was asked to wait in the corridor.After she saw it was past 11:00h and no attempt was made to go for the scan, she started asking more question and was informed that her daughter was too unstable to move.She said that they stayed at the hospital until 19:00h in hopes that the doctors would tell her something definitive but all she got was a doctor telling them that there is a strong possibility that Mohammed would fall in a coma for three days. Armed with this information the family retreated to their East Bank Essequibo home and at about 22:00h Mohammed’s husband received a call from the hospital asking that they go immediately. The family rushed there but on their way a relative called and said that Mohammed had already died.“When we reach to Public Hospital they done take off all the machine on her and done put her in a fulling bag (body bag). Tell me what is it? Them kill my child since in the early for them to do all of this? When they took her over to ICU she didn’t been know nothing,” the angry mother said.Mohammed died shortly after 22:00h on January 05, 2019. The autopsy concluded that she died because of a heart attack. The family is not satisfied and have since indicated that there may be a cover-up since Mohammed was healthy until they started to treat her for the shortness of breath.The mother of two was buried on January 8 while her newborn son was still in the Neonatal Unit of the hospital. The child has since been released into the custody of his father. The woman also had a five-year-old daughter. They are at the family’s home in Richmond Village, Essequibo Coast.Mohammed’s mother is calling on the hospital’s medical staff and by extension the administration to provide them with the history of her daughter’s treatment along with the answers to her multiple questions.“I need justice not only for my daughter but also to make sure that no other mother goes through what I am going through. They need to stop doing this and treat people better. All Public Hospital does do is kill people and that is it.”last_img read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Former Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko appointed new Ukraine manager

first_imgFormer AC Milan and Chelsea forward Andriy Shevchenko has been appointed the new head coach of Ukraine.The 39-year-old steps up from his assistant role to replace the departing Mykhailo Fomenko following a disappointing Euro 2016 campaign, which saw defeats in all three group games, including against Northern Ireland in Lyon.A statement on the Football Federation of Ukraine website said Shevchenko’s appointment was on a two-year deal, with the possibility of extension.“The executive committee of the Football Federation of Ukraine unanimously supported the candidature of Andriy Shevchenko,” the statement read.“The coaching staff will include Italians Mauro Tassotti and Andrea Maldera, known for work in the structure of (AC) Milan, and Spaniard Raul Riancho, who from 2014 to 2016 worked as assistant coach at Dynamo Kiev.”Shevchenko started his playing career at Dynamo Kiev, before joining Italian giants AC Milan in 1999, winning the 2003 Champions League and the Ballon d’Or in 2004.The striker joined Chelsea for £30million in 2006, before a loan spell back at Milan and then Kiev, retiring in the summer of 2012 after Ukraine had co-hosted the European Championship.After a brief stint in politics, Shevchenko – Ukraine’s record scorer with 48 goals in 111 games – joined the national team coaching staff ahead of Euro 2016 as assistant to Fomenko. 1 Ex-Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko is now the boss of Ukraine last_img read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz ALL ROADS LEAD TO SISTER SARA’S FOR THE DONEGAL RALLY WEEKEND

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: All roads lead to Sister Sara’s for the highly anticipated Donegal Rally this weekend. Get into gear this weekend with the great Rally line-up of entertainment and craic! Friday Night – DJ Tubbsy  [ Charts and Country]Saturday Night – D.J Marty [ Club Classics and Charts]Sunday Night – DJ  Tubbsy [ Country Disco]Rally stages shown every night on the big screen along with all the Euro Matches.Meet the Promo team and be there for the launch of the Boost and Boom new Energy Drink [ help keep the revs up]Be there for what promises to be a brilliant weekend.See more on https://www.facebook.com/ sistersaras/?fref=ts ALL ROADS LEAD TO SISTER SARA’S FOR THE DONEGAL RALLY WEEKEND was last modified: June 15th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessDonegal Rally WeekendnewsSister Sara’slast_img read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz GAA NEWS: CONVOY EARN EXCELLENT WIN AWAY TO MUFF IN DIVISION FOUR LEAGUE OPENER

first_imgConvoy GAA News: Bingo in Hall on Tues at 8.30 Club Lotto Draw took place Wed 18 March at 7.45pm in Moore’s Post Office. Counties drawn AH DL MH SO, 2 people matched 3, Brid McConnell c/o Ladies Team, Kevin Gallagher 35 Ardmhuillean Convoy.Jackpot next week €1150. Membership is now due Contact Gabrielle Gallagher 0861648577.Underage continues Fri at 6-7 New Players welcome Can All parents ensure that their child’s membership is paid up this year and their Coaches have Parents Details etc .Our u 8 Squad will be going to Mc Cumhaill park to Support Donegal on Sunday Children will be informed on Friday at Training of times etc.U 14 girls training 7-8 on Mondays well done to our Club girls who took part in the County u 14 blitzes in Tyrone at the WeekendG4M+O training at 8.15 wed Ladies training wed @7 Fri @7.30 Seniors have a Friendly at the weekend .U-16 boys won V Red Hughs Training Thurs at 6.15The Club are Hosting a 2 day Easter Camp during the School Holidays on Tues 7th April and Wed 8th from 10-2 1st Child €15 and subsequent child /children €10 Register at Clubhouse on Morning of Camp.Well done to Our Senior and Reserve men Teams who both won at Home on Sat V Muff Next Game Away to Na Rossa 4th April Keep an eye on FB page in for any changes .Hard Luck to Aileen Mc Gill and Erica Wison and the Donegal Minors on their Defeat at the weekend . GAA NEWS: CONVOY EARN EXCELLENT WIN AWAY TO MUFF IN DIVISION FOUR LEAGUE OPENER was last modified: March 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:convoyGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz HUNT SABOTEURS HIT OUT AT GUN LOBBY OVER DONEGAL EAGLE PROJECT

first_imgHUNT SABOTEURS have hit out at gun clubs which have offered to shoot animal pests in a bid to stop poisoning of Donegal’s golden eagles.John Tierney, Campaigns Director of the Association of Hunt Saboteurs, said recent killings of eagles here showed that “despite the extensive education programme about this introduction of bird of prey project the conservation message is not getting through.“It appears certain individuals regard any bird of prey as fair game andnothing will change this attitude.” But Mr Tierney said he was particularly angry at the reaction of the gun lobby in the country.He told donegaldaily.com: “What is hard to stomach is the reaction of Ireland’s gun movement who shed false tears at every reported destruction incident involving these introduced birds of prey.“As sworn enemies of birds of prey the shooting community would circulate in the same constituency of those who dole out poison to bird of prey via dead carcases.“Would it be a major surprise if and when the investigating authorities finally get a prosecution for this avian murder spree that the culprit is a registered firearm holder enjoying local gun club membership. “An offer by a national shooting organisation to help by engaging in ‘pest control’ in areas where white-tailed eagle exist in attempt to reduce the need to poison wild animals is a brazen attempt at obtaining more shooting rights under the guise of conservation.”He insisted the conservation of wild birds does not need any assistance fromIreland’s gun movement.“Their on-going involvement in the destruction of wildlife both fur and feather renders them a viable threat to the bird of prey introduction project into the Irish countryside,” he said.“The conservation of Irish wildlife and its habitat does not and never did depend on the actions of those who kill wildlife for fun. They contribute nothing only terror and death to the issue and can be tagged as rural vandals.” HUNT SABOTEURS HIT OUT AT GUN LOBBY OVER DONEGAL EAGLE PROJECT was last modified: June 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:HUNT SABOTEURS HIT OUT AT GUN LOBBY OVER DONEGAL EAGLE PROJECTlast_img read more

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