PREMIUMIndigenous Moluccans named suspects in struggle over corporate-claimed forest

first_imgFacebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account Linkedin Google Topics : The Eastern Seram Police have named two people from Sabuai customary village in Maluku’s Eastern Seram regency suspects for alleged vandalism. They were reportedly trying to protect a forest that they considered part of their society’s heritage from logging.”The two indigenous individuals were named suspects, but we did not detain them,” Eastern Seram Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Adolof Bormasa said, adding that they had allegedly damaged heavy equipment belonging to a logging company operating in the forest.The two suspects were among 26 people detained last week after a protest of the company’s activities allegedly turned into a riot. The protesters reportedly chained down heavy machinery used to extract timber from Mount Ahwale forest in Sabuai.All the detainees were released after interrogation.The protesters have said that even though they we… Forgot Password ? #IndigenousPeople indigenous-people Maluku #Maluku customary-forest #forestlast_img read more

Aubameyang close to signing new three-year Arsenal deal

first_imgArsenal skipper, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, is almost set to sign a new contract that is expected to take him to another three-year journey with the FA Cup winners. The new contract that Arsenal have offered will run until 2023, covering final 12 months on the existing deal and extending it by further two years According to the Telegraph Sport, talks have advanced to the stage where Arsenal are now drawing up the final proposal for Aubameyang to sign, following a positive round of talks in which verbal promises were made. As long as Aubameyang, his representatives and his lawyers do not find any problems in the contract or differences from what has been discussed, then it is expected he will sign the contract and commit himself to the Emirates. The new contract that Arsenal have offered would run until 2023, covering the final 12 months he has on his existing deal and extending it by a further two years. It is likely to be worth in excess of £250,000 a week and include lucrative bonuses. While the £350,000 a week earned by Mesut Ozil has again come under scrutiny following Arsenal’s decision to make 55 redundancies of club staff, there have been widespread calls for the Gunners to find an agreement with their star man Aubameyang. Other than being offered a pay rise, Aubameyang has also received encouragement that Arteta will be allowed to strengthen his squad sufficiently this summer to try to challenge for a top-four place next season. Willian is expected to join on a free transfer from Chelsea, having been offered a three-year contract with the option of a further 12 months, while Arsenal are also tracking Lille central defender Gabriel Margalhaes and want a central midfielder, having already enquired about Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid. Philippe Coutinho has been offered to Arsenal, who are not currently pursuing a deal for the Barcelona midfielder but it remains to be seen whether or not they show interest later in the window with the Spanish club hoping to offload him. read also:Aubameyang offered £300,000-a-week Arteta will undoubtedly have to sell players to help finance the incoming business he wants to do and Hector Bellerin could be a surprise departure if Arsenal receive a bid for the right-back. Bellerin is believed to be keen on the prospect of a new challenge, having spent nine years at the club after joining from Barcelona. The scout who helped to bring him to England, Francis Cagigao, is the most high-profile of Arsenal’s redundancies. Alexandre Lacazette is another first-team player Arsenal may listen to offers for, while out-of-favour midfielder Matteo Guendouzi can leave. Questions have been raised over whether or not Arsenal should be spending money in the transfer market while making redundancies and there has been surprise among the squad over the announcement. Some club employees have also questioned why director Josh Kroenke, who is largely responsible for the running of the club, did not make sure he was in the country when the announcement was made to deal with the anticipated fallout. Arsenal players believed that they were helping to protect the jobs of club staff by agreeing to take a 12.5 percent pay cut during the coronavirus lockdown. Those players will get some of that money back, with the cut dropping to 7.5 percent for qualifying for the Europa League, and there is a disappointment that winning the FA Cup did not help to protect jobs. The club believes they would have been forced to make more redundancies had the players not taken a wage cut and also hope they will now be able to deal with any further financial impact that could follow as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animecenter_img Loading… last_img read more

EPL: Burnley sink Southampton

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Son fires four past Southampton EPL: Foxes attack Burnley Matej Vydra’s stunning second-half strike earned Burnley a 2-1 victory against Southampton to move them into the top half of the Premier League table on a wet and wild Saturday at St Mary’s. Vydra, who replaced injured Burnley striker Chris Wood midway through the first half, was largely anonymous before producing a dazzling finish on the hour. It was a sickening blow for Southampton, who had looked the more likely winners after former Burnley player Danny Ings equalised in the 18th minute with his 15th league goal of the season. Before that, Burnley had taken the lead in the second minute with a bizarre curled goal straight from a corner taken by Ashley Westwood. Vydra won it when he chested the ball down on the edge of the area and edged it past a Southampton defender before stretching to crash a left-footed shot past keeper Alex McCarthy. Burnley then hung on relatively comfortably as Southampton struggled to create much in a strengthening wind. A third win in their last four league games lifted Burnley into 10th place with 34 points from 26 games, while Southampton remained in 13th place on 31 points.Tags: BurnleyDanny IngsMatej VydraPremier LeagueSouthamptonlast_img read more

OpTic Gaming announce exclusive broadcasting partnership with Twitch

first_imgOpTic Gaming, an esports organisation best known for its prowess in console first-person shooting games, has signed an exclusive broadcasting deal with livestreaming platform Twitch.The move will see all of its players stream on the leading platform as Twitch looks to capture the “Green Wall” – the name given to the avid fans of OpTic’s teams. The organisation is amongst the biggest and most successful on social media, with the organisation’s Twitter having 2.75 million followers. The org is extremely successful in Call of Duty, Halo and just days ago the Gears of War squad were crowned the Las Vegas Open champions, defeating EnVy Us in the finals – in a match dubbed the #eClassico on social media. The organisation has never touched the multiplayer online battle arena (“MOBA”) genre, with League of Legends and Dota 2 never having been associated with the brand. It has, however, ventured into the world of PC esports with it’s North American Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster which has experienced varying levels of success in the past. “First and third-person shooters are what jump-started competitive online gaming as a phenomenon and are a catalyst in making esports what it is today,” revealed John Howell, VP of Global Partnerships at Twitch in a press release. He continued: “In the last year alone, we have seen shooter-game tournaments set viewership records and contribute to the meteoric rise of new FPS/TPS games on Twitch. By partnering with OpTic Gaming, an acclaimed fixture in the competitive shooter scene, we are able to ensure our large community of shooter game fans don’t have to go far to see the best the genre has to offer.”“OpTic content is curated across multiple platforms, but when it comes to a daily destination for live streaming, we see great value in leveraging Twitch’s strength of bringing gaming communities together,” commented Ryan “OpTicJ” Musselman, COO of OpTic Gaming.Esports Insider says: A deal between two esports juggernauts just makes sense. Twitch will be hoping to reap the benefits of OpTic’s huge fan base whilst OpTic will look to leverage Twitch’s nouse to continue to attract sponsorship and build its players personal brands.last_img read more

Man City cut Liverpool’s lead to 22 points with win over West Ham [VIDEO]

first_imgKevin de Bruyne made one goal and scored another as Manchester City easily saw off West Ham in their first game since being banned from European competition for two years by Uefa.Friday’s punishment – which City say they will appeal against at the Court of Arbitration for Sport – has cast a shadow over the club’s future but brought a defiant reaction from their fans inside the ground.There were frequent anti-Uefa chants in the first half, with the loudest coming just after Rodri had met Kevin de Bruyne’s corner at the near post to break the deadlock with a flicked header that Aymeric Laporte may have helped over the line.City’s supporters had brought banners too, with some reading ‘Uefa cartel’ and ‘Uefa mafia’, and there were also plenty of songs in support of manager Pep Guardiola and the club’s owner Sheikh Mansour.On the pitch, the City players certainly did not seem to be lacking any focus and only some poor finishing, notably by Gabriel Jesus, stopped this from being a much more comfortable Premier League victory.West Ham offered little in response, managing only six touches in the opposition area, and failing to register a single shot at goal until Michail Antonio blasted over with 15 minutes left.The Hammers remain in the relegation zone, a point adrift of safety after a run of six league games without a win and with a trip to Anfield looming on Monday as their next test.At the other end of the table, Guardiola’s side are now four points clear of third-placed Leicester but even this win leaves them a distant second to leaders Liverpool, who are 22 points clear with 12 games remaining,Off the pitch, City are clearly up for the fight but they will have to be the same on it, with three competitions still up for grabs even though the defence of their Premier League title is all but over.Take a look at the highlights below3️⃣ points2️⃣ goals1️⃣ clean sheetThe best bits from our victory over the Hammers…🔵 #MCIWHU #ManCity— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 20, 2020last_img read more

MLB wrap: Nationals beat Braves after Anthony Rendon hits grand slam

first_imgAnthony Rendon broke a tie in spectacular fashion Monday.The Nationals third baseman hit a grand slam in the sixth inning to put his team ahead of the Braves for good. MLB trade news: Brewers acquire Jordan Lyles for second straight season MLB trade rumors: Phillies ‘showing continued interest’ in White Sox closer Alex Colome MLB trade rumors: Indians ‘more likely than not’ to move Trevor Bauer Washington went on to beat Atlanta, 6-3.Anthony Rendon is very good.Anthony Rendon is very clutch.(MLB x @PapaJohns)— MLB (@MLB) July 30, 2019Juan Soto and Trea Turner also brought in runs as the Nationals moved to 57-49 and 4 1/2 games behind the National League East-leading Braves.  Related News Atlanta tried to chip away at its deficit with a run in the ninth, but it wasn’t enough to catch up to Washington.Dallas Keuchel was tagged with the loss after pitching 5 1/3 innings, allowing four runs and six hits. Patrick Corbin got the win after he gave up just two runs and five hits in six innings of work.Studs of the NightJoey Votto went 3 for 4 with a two-RBI single in the Reds’ 11-6 win over the Pirates.Eight Marlins recorded at least one RBI in their 11-6 win over the Diamondbacks. Dud of the NightRoyals reliever Josh Staumont allowed two earned runs and recorded one out in a 7-3 loss to the Blue Jays.HighlightsWhat a play by Padres infielder Fernando Tatís Jr. Not so much for Orioles starter David Hess. One-pitch wonder.— MLB (@MLB) July 30, 2019José Iglesias ended a 10-run inning with a grand slam.A 10-run inning for the @Reds‼️(MLB x @PapaJohns)— MLB (@MLB) July 30, 2019What’s Next?Cubs (56-49) at Cardinals (56-49), 8:15 p.m. ET — A full slate of MLB games is on the schedule Tuesday, including the Cubs taking on the Cardinals. They both sit atop the NL Central with 56-49 records but St. Louis has been on more of a hot streak winning seven of its last 10 games. Chicago has split its last 10 (5-5) but is coming off a win in Milwaukee. The Cubs will start Yu Darvish (3-4, 4.54 ERA) and the Cardinals will counter with Adam Wainwright (7-7, 4.63 ERA).last_img read more

Battling CAF giants hope home advantage can bring change of luck

first_imgEtoile are virtually unbeatable when the 30,000-seat Stade Olympique is packed so the matchday 1 loss to fellow Tunisians CS Sfaxien came as a shock.Enugu, hoping to become the first Nigerian winners of the 16-year-old competition, forced a matchday 2 draw at Sfaxien and will aim to take at least a point away from Sousse.Group CZambian contenders Nkana and Zesco will want to continue a trend of home victories in this section when they host Asante Kotoko of Ghana and Al Hilal of Sudan respectively.Captained by striker Walter Bwalya, Nkana aim to extend a 58-match record of never losing at home in a CAF competition since their 1983 debut.Hilal have appointed Tunisian Nabil al Kouki coach for a third time having sacked his compatriot, Irad Zafouri, after a matchday 2 loss at Nkana this month.Group DBottom-of-the-table Zamalek last won a CAF title 16 years ago and must secure maximum points against Petro in Alexandria to retain a realistic chance of reaching the knockout stage.The White Knights boast an impressive squad with several Egyptian stars, Tunisians Hamdi el Nagguez and Ferjani Sassi and Moroccans Khalid Boutaib and Hamid Ahaddad.But an untypically porous defence conceded four goals away to Gor Mahia of  Kenya, and a last-minute equaliser to surprise group leaders NA Hussein Dey of Algeria.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Raja Casablanca at CAF Confederation Cup.Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Misfiring CAF Confederation Cup top group seeds Etoile Sahel, Raja Casablanca and Zamalek will have home advantage Sunday when seeking their first mini-league victories.Etoile have won the African version of the UEFA Europa League twice, Raja are the trophy-holders and Zamalek can boast of nine CAF titles.But the north African trio have not made the expected impact since the four groups kicked off with Raja drawing twice and Etoile and Zamalek collecting just one point each.Raja play fellow Moroccans Renaissance Berkane in Group A on matchday 3, Etoile face in-form Enugu Rangers of Nigeria in Group B and Zamalek meet Petro Atletico of Angola in Group D.Zesco United of Zambia are the exception among the four top seeds having won their Group C opener, but they then lost their first away match.AFP Sport previews the third series of matches as the 16 contenders for eight quarter-finals places begin a hectic schedule of playing on four consecutive Sundays.Group ARecently hired Raja coach Patrice Carteron from France is under pressure as his side have won just one their last five qualifying and group matches, and that was by a solitary goal.The impressive home and away from that took Raja to success in the competition last year has deserted them and their leading scorer in Africa, two-goal Badr Banoun, is a centre-back.Hassania Agadir, the third Moroccan club in the section, host AS Otoho Oyo of Congo Brazzaville needing maximum points to get back into contention for a top-two finish.Group BEnugu are the only unbeaten side left in the Confederation Cup with six victories and two draws as they prepare to tackle Etoile in their Mediterranean fortress of Sousse.last_img read more

Greene Realty Group Welcomes Olympia Native Cathy Mah

first_imgSubmitted by Greene Realty GroupGreene Realty Group is proud to welcome Cathy Mah.Cathy is uniquely qualified to represent you.  A native Olympian, she knows the Thurston County community in ways far beyond your typical market analysis.Cathy has witnessed the community grow and transform from a small town centered around the State Capitol, where she once worked, into an expansive and diverse community that includes our military, higher education, healthcare, and tribal enterprises.  She understands what brings people to the area and the homes that keep people here.Cathy has worked in the private, public, and non-profit sector as the assistant to financial CEO’s, running non-profit entities, and as the office manager for the Visitor and Convention Bureau.  Everyone, from longtime residents to first time visitors to the community, recognize that Cathy is someone you can count on to be successful in Thurston County.  She pays attention to the details so that you can focus on the big decisions.Cathy and her husband, former Olympia Mayor Doug Mah, raised their daughter in Olympia.  As a parent, she understands the important considerations families must place on schools.   Cathy stays connected to the local schools through her work on the Olympia School District Education Foundation, helping to ensure all kids get the assistance they need to succeed.  She understands what families look for and the reasons why they fall in love with our neighborhoods here in Thurston County.Home buyers and sellers expect their Realtor to understand their needs, be knowledgeable of the market, and close the deal.  More importantly, you expect your Realtor to provide exceptional service, focus, and dedication.  You can count on Cathy to do this.Cathy Mah looks forward to working with you and is confident you’ll be pleased with the outcome. Facebook52Tweet0Pin0last_img read more


first_imgTHIRTY YEARS AFTER HIS 1989 SANTA ANITA DERBY ROMP, BRILLIANCE OF WHITTINGHAM-TRAINED SUNDAY SILENCE HAS NOT DIMINISHED ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 12, 2019)–It’s been 30 years since Charlie Whittingham’s brilliant Sunday Silence parlayed victories in Santa Anita’s San Felipe Stakes and Santa Anita Derby to victories over eastern-based rival Easy Goer in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Breeders’ Cup Classic, but even though three decades have passed, his achievements continue to rank as some of the most compelling in the annals of American racing.A near jet black colt by Halo, out of the California-bred multiple graded stakes winning mare Wishing Well, Sunday Silence was purchased for $32,000 out of the 1988 California March 2-year-old in Training Sale at Hollywood Park by a partnership that eventually included Whittingham, Earnest Gaillard and Arthur Hancock III.Born under a lucky star, Sunday Silence twice avoided death as a youngster, the first time as the result of a virus while still a yearling at Hancock’s Stone Farm in Kentucky and the second, when riding in a horse van at age two in California, as the driver suffered a heart attack, resulting in the van overturning.This proved to be a highly fortuitous mishap, as Hancock, who bred the colt, decided to let Sunday Silence stay in California with his old friend Whittingham, instead of shipping him back to Kentucky as was originally planned.Under Whittingham’s guidance, “Sunday,” as he was affectionately referred to by those close to him, would be center stage 14 months later as he and his impeccably bred eastern-based rival Easy Goer, would thrill the racing world as a result of their epic Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup battles which enabled the sport to transcend racing’s narrow boundaries and become one of the world’s biggest sports stories in 1989.A free running horse with incredible natural speed, Sunday Silence was second, beaten a neck in his debut, a 6 ½ furlong maiden allowance at Santa Anita on Oct. 30, 1988.  He would break his maiden two weeks later on Nov. 13 at Hollywood Park, as he stretched out to win going a mile and one sixteenth under Patrick Valenzuela.Subsequently freshened by “The Bald Eagle,” Sunday Silence returned to action ready to roll on March 2 at Santa Anita, taking a 6 ½ furlong allowance in 1:15 2/5 over a sloppy track by 4 ½ lengths. From there, it was storybook time, as Sunday Silence and Valenzuela overcame an awkward start to team for a 1 ¾ length win in the 1 1/16 miles San Felipe (Grade II) on March 19 and a devastating 11 length romp in the Grade I Santa Anita Derby April 8.The second choice in the 1989 Kentucky Derby wagering at 3-1, Sunday Silence exploded off the turn for home over a muddy track at Churchill Downs to win by 2 ½ lengths over 4-5 favorite Easy Goer, thus setting the stage for one of the greatest Classic duels of all time in the Preakness Stakes two weeks later at Pimlico on May 20.In what Trevor Denman often referred to as the greatest race he’d ever called (prior to Zenyatta’s 2008 Breeders’ Cup Classic win at Santa Anita), “Sunday” and his arch rival Easy Goer, hooked up head and head at the five sixteenths pole, with Valenzuela applying outside pressure to Pat Day and his striking chestnut colt the length of the stretch.  In the end, it was Sunday Silence prevailing by a nose as Valenzuela celebrated wildly.Incensed, Day lodged a claim of foul for rough riding, by it was disallowed by the stewards, setting off cries of joy up and down the West Coast as the normally understated Whittingham prognosticated a Triple Crown sweep three weeks hence at Belmont Park.Alas, it wasn’t to be, as the huge, long striding Easy Goer seemed very much back at home on the big, sweeping Belmont turns and Sunday Silence had to settle for a non-threatening second, beaten eight lengths.With Horse of the Year and another Eclipse Award for top 3-year-old Male at stake, Sunday Silence and Easy Goer squared off for their fourth and final meeting in the 1989 Breeders’ Cup Classic. Staged in near-darkness at Gulfstream Park, it was Whittingham and Sunday Silence again, as Chris McCarron, who had replaced a suspended Valenzuela, orchestrated a desperate neck victory over the late charging son of Alydar before a massive television audience on NBC.(With Easy Goer dispatched as the 1-2 favorite, Sunday Silence was the second choice at 2-1 and paid $6.00 to win).Second to eventual Horse of the Year Criminal Type in the 1990 Hollywood Gold Cup, Sunday Silence was then retired, with earnings of more than $4.9 million. A winner of six Grade I stakes, Sunday Silence won a total of nine races from 14 starts and was second five times. Subsequently sold for $31 million, he spent his entire career at stud in Japan, where he became that nation’s leading stallion for a record breaking 13 consecutive years.A clear sensation in the Orient, Sunday Silence would also have a wider ranging international impact at stud, as he produced the winners of major stakes in Australia, England, Hong Kong, Dubai and the United States as well.Sunday Silence joined his trainer in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1996. One of the greatest horses to ever compete at Santa Anita, his legend was greatly enhanced by his rousing 11-length romp in the 1989 Santa Anita Derby and by the steady, reassuring influence of Santa Anita’s all-time leading stakes winning trainer, the great Charlie Whittingham.last_img read more

Norwegian delegation due in Guyana next week

first_imgA Norwegian technical team is due in Guyana next Tuesday for a series of engagements with the Guyana Government, the Ministry of Natural Resources said Tuesday in a statement.The team comprises officials from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) and Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative.The focus of the April 26 to May 4, 2016 visit is to work with the Natural Resources Ministry, the Office of Climate Change (OCC), the Project Management Office (PMO), Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) and other stakeholders, “to improve capacity in executing the Joint Concept Note and taking advantage of REDD+ opportunities.”The statement said that since it took office in May, 2015, the Government of Guyana has been making steady progress towards creating a stronger agreement and better outcomes for Guyana’s green growth.“To date, the Government has facilitated several meetings and discussions with Norwegian Official,” it said.The statement said during a recent exchange with Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman and Norway’s new Minister of Climate and Environment Vidar Helgesen recognised the efforts being made by government.“I would like to congratulate you on your initiative to review and make public all information on logging concessions,” the statement said.Minister Helgesen was also quoted as saying he was encouraged that the Guyana government intended to review the Amerindian Act, in close consultation with affected stakeholders.Minister Trotman, who has responsibility for the Guyana/Norway agreement is also encouraged by the progress to date and looks forward to the visit, which will continue to advance the partnership in a way that is supportive of Guyana’s “green growth” vision.Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is quoted in other sections of the media as saying he will maintain his call for a suspension of the Guyana-Norway Partnership until Trotman apologises or an international probe is launched into his claim that the former People’s Progressive Party/Civic had given out all of Guyana’s productive forest.Trotman told Guyana’s National Assembly during the 2016 Budget debate in February that when the APNU/AFC (PPP/C) took office it found that all of the productive forests were allocated.The PPP/C has since rubbished the claims as “wild”.Guyana and Norway entered into the forest partnership back in 2009 and this country has already earned up to US0 million.Of that amount, US million has been transferred to the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF).US million has been transferred to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the delayed Amaila Falls Hydropower Project.last_img read more