African leaders met at a summit to discuss land restoration across the continent on Nov. 13, ahead of the U.N. Biodiversity Conference in Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt.Representatives from several African countries shared their countries’ pledges to restore hundreds of thousands of square kilometers of degraded and deforested land in the coming decades.The summit’s leaders said they hoped the deliberations during the day-long summit would help African countries in both their contributions to international targets and to the improvement of their natural ecosystems for the benefit of their citizens. African leaders came together on Nov. 13 to back the restoration of hundreds of thousands of square kilometers of degraded ecosystems ahead of the start of the U.N. Biodiversity Conference.The day-long summit in Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt, which included some 100 government ministers, ambassadors and partner staff from across Africa, culminated in support for the Pan-African Action Agenda on Ecosystem Restoration for Increased Resilience, which the summit’s leaders say will aid in both achieving international targets and improving the resiliency of African countries for the people who call them home.A farmer walks through the Sahel in Niger. Image by John C. Cannon/Mongabay.Cristiana Pașca Palmer, executive secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, said in a statement that the commitments would help Africa contribute to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, aimed at stemming biodiversity loss. Paşca Palmer also highlighted the importance of the effort in the “New Deal for Nature and People,” which makes a case for biodiversity protection and the essential role that healthy ecosystems play for humanity.“No region of the world has a more important role to play in protecting the future of humanity and the future of the planet than Africa,” she said in her remarks at the summit. “The Secretariat of the Convention stands ready to further support this work.”Cameroon plans to restore 120,000 square kilometers (46,000 square miles) of forest like that pictured here. Image by John C. Cannon/Mongabay.The commitments to bolstering natural ecosystems came from across the continent. In the Sahara and the Sahel, representatives from Niger, Burkina Faso and Algeria said their countries would restore thousands of square kilometers of degraded land. Uganda, Cameroon and Madagascar all plan to restore large areas of forest. And Ethiopia detailed its efforts to engage farmers in bringing back 150,000 square kilometers (58,000 square miles) of forest.Delegates to the summit endorsed the Pan-African Agenda, with its formal adoption contingent on the support of leaders at the African Union meeting coming up in January 2019. The United Nations Environment Programme said in the release that the pledges would serve as a foundation for further restoration on the continent.Land cleared for farming in Madagascar. Image by Rhett A. Butler/Mongabay.“I am honoured to have hosted this first African Ministerial Summit on Biodiversity which I am convinced will lead the way to promoting natured-based solutions for increased resilience and wellbeing of people in Africa,” Yasmine Fouad, Egypt’s environment minister, said in the statement.Banner image of a male mongoose lemur (Eulemur mongoz), native to Madagascar, by Rhett A. Butler/Mongabay.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. 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Article published by John Cannon Agriculture, Biodiversity, Biodiversity Crisis, Climate Change, Climate Change And Biodiversity, Climate Change And Conservation, Climate Change And Extinction, Conservation, Deforestation, Degraded Lands, Dry Forests, Ecological Restoration, Ecosystem Restoration, Environment, Extinction, Extinction And Climate Change, forest degradation, Forests, Impact Of Climate Change, Landscape Restoration, Rainforest Agriculture, Rainforest Animals, Rainforest Biodiversity, Rainforest Conservation, Rainforest Deforestation, Rainforest Destruction, Rainforests, Restoration, Tropical Forests, United Nations, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…The prospect of Ryan Giggs launching his managerial career in the top-flight at Swansea City is becoming increasingly likely with the 42-year-old open to the role and the club’s American shareholders thought to be ready to install him if manager Francesco Guidolin’sbad run continues. (Independent)Louis van Gaal is set for a return to management four months after being sacked by Manchester United. The Dutchman received the chop in May despite having a year left on his contract as the Red Devils plumped for Jose Mourinho instead. Van Gaal has kept a low profile since his Old Trafford exit but reports in Germany claim he is set to take over at struggling Werder Bremen. (The Sun)Manchester City will consider a fresh move for Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci after Vincent Kompany’s latest injury nightmare. Pep Guardiola is a huge fan of the Italy star and considered a move in the summer. (The Sun)Arsenal are scouting the Santos wonderkid Yuri, who plays for Brazil Under-17s. Manchester United and Manchester City are also interested. (The Sun)Marouane Chamakh will not be offered a contract at West Brom. The former Arsenal and Crystal Palace flop failed to impress manager Tony Pulis during his trial at the Hawthorns. (The Sun)Everton striker Oumar Niasse has no future at Goodison Park. The Toffees paid Lokomotiv Moscow £13.5million for Niasse in January but Ronald Koeman is not a fan of his talents. (Daily Express)Wilfried Bony’s attitude is being questioned by his Stoke team-mates – just three weeks after arriving at the club. Boss Mark Hughes hoped striker Bony would be the proven Premier League goal-getter his Potters have lacked when he landed him on loan from Manchester City on Deadline Day last month. But it is understood he and his staff are already unhappy with the 27-year-old for failing to show the appetite and work-rate they expect of their players. (Daily Mirror)Aston Villa are considering the suspension of England Under-21 international Jack Grealish for this weekend’s game against Newcastle United after his latest off-field misdemeanour. Villa are also likely to fine Grealish two weeks’ wages – around £42,000 – after he was alleged to have been involved in an all-night party in a Birmingham city centre hotel which continued until 8am on Sunday morning. (Daily Telegraph)Emmanuel Adebayor has rejected claims he smoked cigarettes and asked for a shot of whisky in his coffee during a meeting with Lyon over a potential move to the French club. Adebayor, who was released by Crystal Palace in the summer after his contract expired, met Lyon’s manager, Bruno Génésio, last week to discuss a move to the Ligue 1 side. (Guardian)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?LISTEN: David Dein on bringing ‘remarkable’ Arsene Wenger to Arsenal and his 20 years in north London‘Jose Mourinho massively wanted to be LIVERPOOL manager…I know that for a fact’, former Reds star tells talkSPORTTransfer news: Marquinhos poised to end Chelsea and Manchester United speculation and sign new Paris Saint-Germain dealEverton and Burnley to miss out on free agent Stephane Sessegnon with Montpellier ‘close’ to deal – ReportsParis Saint-Germain vow to keep hold of Adrien Rabiot amid Arsenal and Tottenham links‘Guardiola knows what I want’ – Spain star Andres Iniesta rubbishes Man City links and insists he will end career at BarcelonaLiverpool transfer ALERT! Reds target Andrea Ranocchia could leave Inter Milan in JanuaryMan City, Man United and Chelsea BLOW! Robert Lewandowski to become Bundesliga’s highest-paid player as Bayern Munich prepare new bumper contract
Best known for his fifteen years as head of the Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) loss prevention initiatives from 1987 to 2002, Charles Imbrie “Chuck” Miller, CPP, CSP, had a major impact on the supermarket segment and loss prevention industry as a whole. Miller influenced and mentored many loss prevention executives who are leaders in the industry today.“Our entire industry and so many of my colleagues are deeply saddened to hear of our friend and mentor’s passing, as he touched so many of our lives both personally and professionally,” said Dan Faketty, vice president of asset protection for Southeastern Grocers and current chair of the National Retail Federation’s LP council. “He was truly on the cutting edge of building proactive loss prevention programs for not only FMI member companies, but all retailers. These programs are used even today to positively impact retail stores.”“I first met Chuck in the early ‘90s when he was visiting Safeway and attended a shrink presentation I was giving in Seattle,” recalled Kathleen Smith, vice president of corporate security at Safeway. “Afterwards he asked that I give the presentation at an upcoming FMI loss prevention conference in Georgia and later asked me to join the LP committee. I’ve been on the committee ever since.”- Sponsor – Karl Langhorst, CPP, CFI, former head of loss prevention at Kroger and Randall’s/Tom Thumb supermarkets and now executive vice president of ALTO US, said, “Chuck was the consummate loss prevention professional. His vast knowledge of our industry never ceased to amaze me, and I sought out his expertise on multiple topics numerous times throughout my career. His legacy leading the FMI LP council, as well as his many other contributions to our profession, are truly remarkable.”Many of his colleagues credit Miller for being one of the first in the industry to advocate that retailers and law enforcement focus efforts on fighting organized retail crime (ORC). Safeway’s Smith said, “Chuck was truly a forward thinker. I remember I first heard about ORC from him. Many have taken credit, but if Chuck was not the first, he was right up there with the pioneers. Looking back, it must have been very difficult convincing folks early on, but Chuck never gave up.”One of his most noted accomplishments was working with retailers such as Target stores to develop a first-of-its-kind video documenting ORC (referred to as organized retail theft at the time) titled “Thieves Market.” Produced in the mid-1990s, the 13-minute video explained in detail the ORC problem to retailers, law enforcement, and legislators.The video was so well produced that it was used as a training tool at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA, to train law enforcement professionals and FBI special agents to better understand the methods of criminal enterprises impacting retail stores.As vice president of loss prevention at Target, King Rogers worked with Miller closely on the awareness and training projects related to ORC. Now an executive with Master Technology Group, Rogers said of Miller, “One of his many characteristics that made him successful and contributed so much to our industry was his fearless ability to take risks. When he was convinced that something was the right thing to do for FMI and the whole loss prevention industry, he did it. Occasionally he might have to ask for forgiveness later, but he got it done. Incredibly courageous with tireless energy, he was a fun man to watch as he constantly made significant impacts on our industry. It’s too bad that so many of today’s younger LP leaders did not have the opportunity to profit from knowing Chuck Miller as so many of us did.”Miller retired from FMI in 2002 but continued to serve as a consultant to various companies and associations, including the National Food Processors Association and the NRF. In 2005, the NRF published Miller’s study titled Organized Retail Theft: Raising Awareness, Offering Solutions that led to the FBI asking Miller to organize the FBI’s ad hoc committee on ORC, which continues to be hosted by NRF.During his tenure with FMI, Miller was responsible for coordinating numerous supermarket-related initiatives, including customer and employee safety, fire prevention, disaster and damage control, product tampering, security, crisis management, insurance, and substance abuse. He also developed FMI’s regulatory compliance programs relating to loss prevention, hazardous substances, and other areas. He also developed the first of its kind loss prevention email-based e-share network for industry executives to share information and obtain guidance on literally hundreds of current issues and trends that became a model for other associations.Miller was an immediate and enthusiastic supporter of LP Magazine when it debuted in September 2001, inviting the magazine staff to speak at FMI conferences and encouraging all supermarket LP professionals to subscribe to the magazine. He also contributed articles to the magazine—one on the food industry’s response to bioterrorism and a second on planning for terrorist attacks against retailers.Prior to FMI, Miller was president and owner of Loss Prevention Systems, a management consulting firm he founded in 1970. His firm’s services included producing loss prevention seminars, designing and implementing security and safety programs, conducting security surveys and internal investigations for management, and training management and supervisory personnel. Earlier in his career, he served as manager of loss prevention for Kroger and as director of security and training for The Tappan Company.Visitation for Miller will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, at Andrew Chapel United Methodist church in Vienna, VA, with services at 2:00 p.m. and reception to follow. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
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Email your questions and answers to [email protected] or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU. Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Facebook Norwich fans have a fierce hatred of Wolves because of the Kevin Muscat tackle that left a young Craig Bellamy with a broken leg in 1998, while Brighton and Crystal Palace’s mutual loathing goes back to a feud in 1977. And Sheffield United fans are still hopping mad over West Ham’s 1-0 win against Manchester United in 2007 courtesy of a Carlos Tevez goal. It kept the Hammers up and relegated the Blades. Tevez’s signing was later deemed illegal.We’re grateful to Kári Tulinius for doing the hard yards on random international rivalries for us. “There are a few that are odd because of the enormous distance separating them,” writes Kári. “Uruguay-Australia is probably the longest, at over 13,000km. It dates back to the Socceroos keeping La Celeste out of the 2006 World Cup.“There are more than 8,000km separating Brazil and France, but they’ve had enough World Cup meetings to build up a long history. Arguably it dates back to the 1958 semi-final, but it certainly goes back to the 1998 final, Zizou’s top, Ronaldo’s collapse, and all that. More than 6,000km separate Iran and South Korea, but that hasn’t stopped these two Asian football giants from developing a fierce rivalry, which started when Team Melli tonked the Taeguk Warriors 6-2 at the 1996 Asian Cup. At a little less than 5,000km, Canada’s rivalry with Honduras isn’t as storied, but originates in an even more eye-watering loss, when Los Catrachos ended the Canucks’ 2014 World Cup dream with an 8-1 home win.” Ouch. jeremyorbell (@jeremyorbell)Manchester City will play 4 successive matches in London – Fulham, Brighton (at Wembley), Spurs and Palace plus another 2 in Manchester against Spurs to extend the London connection to 6 games. What’s the longest sequence playing in and against clubs from another city? https://t.co/dAfFcuY1uHMarch 19, 2019 The Knowledge Twitter Topics Share on LinkedIn Pinterest “After mention of Garth Crooks presenting a politics show back in the day, which other footballers have presented TV or radio programmes with nothing to do with sport?” asks George Jones. Share via Email features Raúl’s name popped up in Children of Men. Composite: Handout/Getty Images The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share on Facebook Football Share on Pinterest Winning the double Treble“Has any other manager in world football won a double Treble apart from Brendan Rodgers at Celtic?” tweets Ben Owen. “And has anyone ever done the treble Treble?”Here’s Sean DeLoughry: “Back-to-back Trebles are pretty rare, but two other managers have done it recently. Laurent Blanc won back-to-back Trebles at PSG in 2015 and 2016, and was rewarded by being ‘mutually agreed’ out of a job in the summer of 2016. Craig Harrison led The New Saints to successive Trebles in Wales in the same two seasons. A handful of other managers have achieved two non-consecutive Trebles, including Jock Stein at Celtic, Jock Wallace at Rangers and David Jeffrey at Linfield. I believe a treble Treble for Celtic would be a world football first.”Real-life football popping up on the big screen (3)Your examples are still flooding in …… but a slightly more obscure answer comes from James Beesley. “I seem to recall that, early in the brilliant Children of Men, a match is playing on a background television in a café while Clive Owen’s lead character, Theo, purchases coffee,” he writes. “The footage is so blurry that it is impossible to make out the teams. However, the commentary mentions Raúl who was in his prime during the film’s production, in or around 2005. Given the film’s plot, the suggestion appears to be that Raúl and others of his era are still playing in 2027 since there are fewer and fewer younger players to take their place. On reflection, that is probably a flawed detail seeing as Children of Men supposes that global infertility began in 2009. Surely by 2027 there would still be more than enough younger players emerging, dystopia notwithstanding, to allow a 50-year-old Raúl to hang up his boots.” Facebook Knowledge archiveI’d like to know who is/was the cheapest player in modern football (not counting free transfers),” asked Monty Reeve in July 2004.We had a variety of answers on this one, most of them as far wide of the mark as a Jaap Stam penalty. Adrian Cooper got close with his tale of Guliano Grazioli, the 21-year-old who transferred from Peterborough to Stevenage, in 1998, for “three packets of crisps and a Mars bar”, according to the Borough manager, Paul Fairclough. But this was merely a turn of phrase – the lad actually went in a loan deal. Winner of the dubious title of “cheapest player in the modern era” went instead to Tony Cascarino, plucked from the obscurity of Crockenhill FC and placed into the obscurity of Gillingham FC in 1982 – for a new strip and some corrugated iron.Yes, after being passed up on by Millwall, Cascarino headed for Gillingham while his new club forked out £180 for a new Crockenhill strip and some bits and pieces to patch the ground up. The irony is that six years and 76 goals later, the big striker was snapped up by none other than Millwall – for £200,000.Can you help?“Has any player ever made more debuts for one club than Steven Pienaar at Everton?” asks Tom O’Brien. “He joined on loan from Dortmund in 2007 (debut one), then signed permanently (two), left for Spurs, came back on loan (three) and signed permanently again (four). He’s retired, but is a club ambassador at Everton, which presumably also involved a debut appearance of some sort.” Pinterest Twitter Share on Twitter “What are the most random football rivalries and why?” wonders Julie Ferriston.“Gillingham would consider their main rivals to be Swindon Town,” begins Michael Pilcher. “It’s odd when you consider there are more than 120 miles between the teams. When I take friends to Priestfield and the anti-Swindon chants come out, I always have to explain the rivalry. It started with some bad-tempered games in 1979 and some perceived dodgy refereeing and gamesmanship from Town’s Ray McHale helping Swindon overturn a 2-0 deficit. Legend has it that Gills goalscorer Danny Westwood was the victim of a horrific tackle, only to be red-carded while prone for ‘abusive language’; a Gills fan then ran on to knock out the referee. In the return fixture at Swindon (3-1 to the home side), there were more McHale shenanigans and another Gills red card. A post-match tunnel fracas resulted in two Gills players appearing in court, though they were later acquitted. The Gills missed out on promotion by one point, and a long-distance rivalry began.” This offers further explanation.There’s no geographical reason for Bolton and Tranmere to hate each other, either, but they do. It stems from the niggly business of Rovers over-celebrating at the Division Three play-off final in 1991. There was further aggro between the two in a 2000 League Cup semi-final when Tranmere moved advertising hoardings to benefit long-throw expert Dave Challinor in their 3-0 second-leg win that took them to the final. Shrinking violet John Aldridge poured more fuel on the fire by giving Sam Allardyce a personal dance to celebrate the win. “Every dog has his day, but you don’t ever forget,” growled Allardyce who, in gloriously petty style, did not let his players get changed or showered at Prenton Park after Bolton’s win the following season. Liquid 🏴 (@GTPLiquid)What is the first documented case of a celebrity exhibition football match? By which I mean at least one of the teams fielded an XI with people who were known but weren’t known for being professional footballers.March 19, 2019 Reuse this content
The final round of the 32nd Annual New South Wales Touch Association’s Vawdon Cup was played Friday 28 September 2007 at Penrith with an extremely close round in the Men’s Premier League, and some emphatic performances by the competition’s big guns in the Women’s Premier League. The last pieces in the semi-final puzzle were put in place in both Premier divisions and with the regular season now done and dusted, fans can strap themselves in for what looms as an intriguing 2007 Vawdon Cup Finals series.Canterbury, despite suffering a shock loss to Penrith in the final round wrapped up the Minor Premiership in the Men’s Premier League division.Canterbury will meet Wests Magpies in the Major Semi-final after Wests and Hornsby drew in their clash on Friday night to finish on equal competition points.The Magpies have advanced to second spot on the ladder on for and against averages.Third placed Hornsby will meet 2006 Vawdon Cup Premiers Penrith who, with their upset victory over the Dogs, has cemented the final spot in the semi-final line up.In the Women’s Premier League the undefeated Canterbury Bankstown wrapped up the Minor Premiership and will now meet 2006 Premiers the Easts Roosters in Semi-Final One, whilst Wests Magpies will confront the Wollongong Devils who edged out Cronulla in their crunch game on Friday night to snare the prized final place in the top four for 2007.The Vawdon Cup Final series gets underway at Bankstown, home of the Canterbury Bulldogs, Minor Premiers in the respective Men’s and Women’s Premier League Divisions, this Friday 5 October 2007.The big news in the Men’s Premier League was Penrith’s sensational victory over the previously undefeated Canterbury Bulldogs in the 2006 Vawdon Cup Grand Final replay at Penrith in the nightcap timeslot at 9.00pm.Defending champions, the Penrith Panthers have had an indifferent 2007 thus far, but in recent times have strung together some impressive performances that smack of business end of the season form to have all the other teams in the competition sleeping with one eye open as the finals loom large on the horizon.The Dogs, in contrast, have been in outstanding form for the majority of the season, and despite suffering their first defeat of the year at the hands of their 2006 Vawdon Cup conquerors on Friday, are still warm favourites with the bookies to advance to this year’s decider in their semi-final clash with Wests Magpies at Bankstown on Friday night.Canterbury got off to a flyer on Friday night with some great play from 2007 Australian World Cup stars Garry ‘GS7” Sonda and Steve Roberts giving the Dogs a 1-0 lead.The Penrith boys were sticking to their guns and it did not surprise anyone to see the Premiers equalize soon after for 1-1 scoreline.The game was end to end for the rest of the half and the two fierce combatants went to oranges a touchdown a piece with a lot of touch still to be played in the second stanza.The Dogs came out after the break looking to put the bite on the Panthers who, to their great credit, knuckled down and met every Dogs attacking raid with resolute defence.The Doggies were (for the most part), shut out and left to snarl through the slithers of slight hope visible in the robust Panther defence that stood between the Dogs and the retention of their unblemished record in 2007.Canterbury’s big match specialist Joel Willoughby stepped up for the Dogs as only special players can, snaring an intercept before offloading to support to give the Dogs the ascendancy at 2-1.The teams then went touchdown for touchdown, before a trademark Sonda long ball gift-wrapped a 4-3 lead to the Dogs.The touchdown seemed to spur the Panthers into action and the Mountain Men, through some outstanding ball play from Dean Springfield and Scott Buckley conjured three unanswered touchdowns to give the Panthers the 6-4 decision over the previously undefeated Canterbury combination.The win by the Panthers was full of merit given that the outfit’s most experienced players Chris Benfield and Scotty Danswan were unavailable and the 11 man team was top heavy with many youngsters who had come off the back of last weeks X Blades National 18 Years tournament.Penrith did not have a bad player, with their foot speed and unrelenting defence a feature of the victory.The Panthers secured the Forrester/Collins Trophy (contested each time the two clubs meet) for their Coach Dave Collins in his final term as Panthers Coach.Canterbury despite the loss, have claimed the minor premiership, and will welcome back absent form player Stuart Brierty to bolster them for their crucial semi-final against Wests this Friday night.In the other up late clash at 9.00pm, wooden spooners Manly showed great spirit and composure to force a 4 – 4 draw with a disappointing Cronulla Sharks side.The Sharkies entered the contest knowing that they had to rely on Canterbury to beat Penrith by plenty, and they themselves needed to dispatch Manly by a cricket score to sneak into the finals.Cronulla couldn’t get flowing yet held a narrow 3-2 ascendancy at half-time courtesy of a touchdown double to Rhys ‘The Claw” Bevan and Brad Edwards.The Sharkies camp, now resigned to missing the semi-final boat, seemed to be waving goodbye to their finals aspirations as they floated past in the shadows of half time.Cronulla much to their own chagrin, played without conviction in an unconvincing second half.Conversely, the game Manly combination hung tough with Harry and Put Berryman leading the way with young gun Sam Brisby and Daniel Chitty playing with maturity beyond their tender 15 years for the duration of the game.Manly bounced back after the break determined to get back into the contest and finish their season off in style.The Sea Eagles equalized soon after the resumption and hit the front with five minutes remaining.Sharkies Australian Mixed Open World Cup star Matt Tope then donned the superman cape to snare a touchdown and salvage a 4-4 draw for Cronulla.The draw was a disappointing end to the 15-year career of Sharkies and former Penrith stalwart Mark Collins. The uncompromising winger who won both a Vawdon and State Cup will be remembered as a great team person and a true gentleman of the game.In the early clash at 8.10pm the talented Parramatta Eels finished their season on a high by edging out a game Easts Roosters 4-3 in a spirited derby at Penrith.Both teams were down on numbers with the Roosters missing key players who were competing at the Australian University Games on Queensland’s Gold Coast, and Parramatta without Dean Wilbow and Daniel Mahoney.Parramatta got out to a solid 2-0 lead before the Roosters hit back before half time to make the score 2-1 to the Eels. Parramatta’s shining light all season, Australian Men’s Open World Cup star Jamie Stowe, was again calling the shots and directing the young Eels line-up around the park, whilst East’s Mr. Consistency Christian Frost was doing his utmost to keep the Eels in the hunt.Easts were boosted by the half-time appearance of Manu Wakely who had flown back from the Uni-Games to reinforce the depleted Roosters line up.Both combinations scrapped it out in a mistake riddled second half with the two teams trading touchdowns before the Eels emerged 4-3 winners.East’s Jonathon Rook, making a courageous comeback from a delicate sinus operation, answered the call to play for the Roosters and assisted Frost and Wakely to finish the season off with honour.The Easts boys will now break for a week, before concentrating on their State Cup preparations.Parramatta Coach Glenn Fitzgerald has done an impressive job with the young Eels combination that has made a solid start to rebuilding their fortunes in the Premier League with an improved season.The impressive form of “Comeback King” Troy Malcolm and the irrepressible Stowe, and Dean Wilbow, coupled with the raft of young guns the Eels count in their lower grade ranks augurs well for the future, including the State Cup in December.Wests Magpies and Hornsby played out a thrilling 5 – 5 draw in an 8.10pm clash at Penrith in a game that was tighter than an NRL players footy shorts after an end of season trip.The two sides who have been gunning all season for the prized second spot on the ladder to ensure two bites at the Grand Final cherry, did not, to paraphrase Phil Gould “Let fear hold them back” in going all out to secure the coveted second spot.In one of the fastest games of the season, both teams turned to their big match specialists to pull the trigger on the big plays in an absorbing end-to-end battle.For West’s, Daniel Rushworth was throwing his ridiculously good looking Zoolander long ball, Jason Stanton was doing the sliding dive over, and Jason Yee was more dangerous with the footy than Shane Warne with a mobile phone in his hands.The Fleet of foot Hornsby Lions combination had the holy trinity of Dylan Hennessey and John and Maurice Kennedy running the show with more cheek than a “Chasers Mission”The two teams went to the break deadlocked at 3-3.The game was played with a lot of passion and a couple of the Young Lions were spied growling in the bin after being given periods of time in successive sets.The Lions boys leaked a touchdown in the six on four situation, but bounced back well to recover from the 4-3 deficit to get back into the contest and lock it up at 4-4. The sides traded touchdowns again with Hornsby’s John Kennedy nailing a hat trick to secure the draw for his team.The two teams prodded each other searching for the knock-out punch that never quite came and had to settle for an honourable draw and a “to be continued” epitaph to their growing rivalry.Hennessey, the “5 metre man,” the Kennedy twins, and Mick Abood were the glue that held the Lion’s effort together, whilst the World Cup connection of Dan “The Raging Bull” Rushworth, Jason Stanton, and comeback King Anthony Ziade starred for the Magpies.Ziade, in his first game back since rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament five months ago, was a revelation for the black and whites and will be an invaluable weapon in coming weeks for the Magpies during the Finals series.The Magpies will be looking to consolidate their form and put some tough questions to Canterbury in the Major semi-final, whilst the Young Lions will set their sights on a battle to the death with fellow young guns Penrith on Friday night in the minor semi-final.In the Women’s Premier League, Canterbury Bankstown produced a withering 12- 0 touchdown blitz to wrap up the Minor Premiership and demolish Penrith on their home turf in the 7.20pm clash. The Doggies found their rhythm early and raced to a 6-0 lead by oranges.The undefeated minor premiers went right on with the job scoring 6 unanswered touchdowns to ensure the scoreboard attendant earned their keep and the Penrith girls got the chance to commit their tap off plays to memory with more restarts than the Men’s 100 Metre Final at the Sydney Olympics.Louise and Clare Winchester were again dominant for the Doggies in a solid team performance that has them humming along nicely coming into Friday night’s Major Semi-final blockbuster against Easts.Penrith never threw the towel in at any point, and one inspired “sniper” dive on the scoreline by Shannon Hackett on a touchdown bound Kate Fitzsimmons brought the Wests bench to their feet.Hackett was the standout for Penrith along with Stacey Renny and young guns Ali Tairi and Tara Boland who never stopped trying for the youthful Panthers who will be better for their 2007 Vawdon Cup experiences.In the 8.10pm game, Premiers Easts Roosters completed a comfortable 5-2 victory over a gutsy Manly Sea Eagles combination to tune up for this week’s crunch semi-final with the Doggies.The Roosters, who were without their Captain Melissa Pitfield, who was rested due to a troublesome hamstring, swapped one superstar for another when they welcomed prodigal daughter, Australian Women’s Open Vice Captain Amanda Judd back into the line-up.Judd, who has been absent from the Roosters playing roster since Round 5 with a debilitating foot injury, has arrived back at the right time of the season with Easts in need of some big game experience and class as they go into the championship rounds of the competition.The Roosters were up comfortably at the break 4-1, and went on to record a 5-1 scoreline.Kristy Judd, Kristin Boss, and Pepita Macalister-Knight were the Tri-colours best, whilst Rachel Cleave and Kylie Stewart were Manly’s standouts in a gutsy team performance.The Wollongong Devils capped a fantastic debut season in the Vawdon Cup by downing Cronulla Sharks 2-1 in the clutch game for a 2007 Semi-final berth at 8.10pm at Penrith on Friday night.Even though a close loss by ‘The Young Divas” would have seen them qualify for the finals, it was still a game they needed to win to cement themselves in their own minds as legitimate contenders for the 2007 finals series.The Young Divas, who had several players involved in the X Blades National 18 Years and Under Championships in Coffs Harbour, justified their decision to skip seeing ‘SuperBad” at the movies and play Touch instead on Friday night by defeating the Sharkies in a game closer than the Olsen twins.Cronulla, who have at times been underachievers in 2007, have been the “heartbreak kids” of the competition – their lack of numbers has translated into inconsistent performances that hurt the team when all the chocolates were on the line. Sharkies fielded a team without 6 regular players again on Friday night, with wingers Susan Smith and Jaqueline Morris playing the entire game without a substitute.The effort was always going to show on the 9-player Sharks compliment.The Young Divas got out to an early lead in the first half courtesy of a Mel Mc Call acting half burst resulting in a touchdown to Nicole “Captain Serro” Beck.Mc Call showed her class again, cutting a swathe through the Sharkies defence from acting half before linking with Amanda Skwarko for a 2-0 lead.Cronulla drove strongly and hit back with a touchdown before half time to leave the contest delicately balanced at 2-1.The punters however, left the grounds feeling short changed with an uneventful second half that saw neither side trouble the scorers.Mc Call, and Rachel “Baby Serro” Beck were Wollongong’s best, whilst Sue Smith and Jess Howe never stopped trying for the Sharkies who played with a lot of heart to contain the dangerous Young Divas who were full of running.Wollongong will now take on the inform Wests Magpies in the Minor Semi-final to attempt to extend their season and their night time curfew for at least another week.In the “bedie bye” clash at 9.00pm, Wests Magpies tuned up for their Finals campaign with a rolling 8-1 victory over a depleted Central Coast Dolphins line-up who were brave again, despite their dwindling player base.Australian Women’s Open World Cup star Stacey Lapham, Jess Lumby, Diane Doan and the inform Sara Hamilton were prominent for the Magpies whilst the under strength Dolphins battled hard until the full-time siren sounded to end a tough season for the Central Coast combination.With all the preliminaries taken care of, it’s time to get down to business with Touch Football fans about to be treated to an absolute smorgasbord of enticing big match fare on the menu with the Vawdon Cup Finals series beginning in earnest this Friday, and continuing with Preliminary Finals Friday week, culminating with the 2007 Vawdon Cup Grand Final on Friday 19 October, 2007.In Men’s Premier League First Semi-final action, Minor Premiers Canterbury will battle against 2006 NSW State Cup champions Wests Magpies at 7.50pm at Bankstown, with the victor winning an automatic passage through to the Vawdon Cup Grand Final on Friday 19 October 2007, whilst the loser will back up Friday week to secure a second crack at a Grand Final appearance.The fleet of foot Hornsby Lions will meet 2006 Premiers the Penrith Panthers at 9.30pm at Bankstown in the Second Semi-final.The winner of this clash lives to fight another Friday night in next week’s Preliminary Final; the loser will be lining up their drinks for “Silly Saturday” and booking their seats on the hill to watch the Grand Final.In Women’s Premier League Finals action, Canterbury Bulldogs and Easts Roosters will both be looking forward to their marquee clash at 7.00pm at Bankstown.Last time the two heavyweights of Women’s Touch met in Round 6 of the Vawdon Cup, inclement weather intervened to force the game into a conservative arm wrestle that demanded a mistake free and measured approach.Observers are tipping a more free flowing game this time with the big guns in either line-up keen to make their mark on the keynote contest.It’ll be standing room only for this one with some of the best players in the Women’s game lining up on either side of the halfway line on Friday.The fierce rivalry between the two great teams of the Vawdon Cup will ensure a fascinating contest that should go right down to the wire.A win secures the Willie Wonka like Golden ticket to the 2007 Grand Final, and both teams will be pulling out all stops to earn the grand final berth and a week’s rest.In the Second semi-final, at 8.40pm at Bankstown, Wests Magpies will take on the Wollongong Devils for the right to extend their season for at least one more week in the Preliminary Final against the loser of the Major Semi-final between Canterbury and Easts.Wests have the personnel to push strongly for the 2007 title, and the Young Divas have nothing but inexperience to lose in what shapes as an intriguing battle.This week’s “Blackest Cat” for the Player of the Round in Men’s Premier League goes to West’s Anthony Ziade who is doubling as the new “Six Million Dollar Man”West’s Coach Paul Sfier was heard to utter the following at Wests training in the early days of Ziade’s rehabilitation from a serious knee injury that required reconstructive surgery to his ACL and included damage to the meniscus and the Medial ligament as well:“Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world’s first bionic man. Anthony Ziade will be that man. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster.”Five months later, Anthony has made remarkable progress to be back in time for the Vawdon Cup finals, and had a great game Friday against Hornsby to mark his return.There is no truth to the rumour Anthony has a bionic eye to see gaps before others see them!The “Go to Girl” for the Player of the Round in the Women’s Premier League division goes to Penrith’s Shannon Hackett, who despite staring down the barrel of a 12-0 result at the hands of a white hot Canterbury line-up, chased Kate Fitzsimmons the length of the field and summoned a huge diving touch to nab her opponent on the scoreline.Great effort from Shannon to exemplify what our game is all about…There is also no truth to the rumour that the thin grass covering on the 5 metre line at the Canterbury scoring end at Penrith was covering over a treadmill track that Fitzsimmons got stuck on enroute to the scoreline…There we go folks, all round games “done and dusted” for the Vawdon Cup in 2007.And then there were four… Get yourself out to Bankstown this Friday night to see all the Semi-final action in all 10 divisions of the Vawdon Cup, remember to book your Finals tickets through Ticketek to avoid disappointment and the cheap seats.Many thanks to all of those who have contributed to the Round 10 wrap, special thanks to all the players, coaches, and officials who are now out of finals contention for all your great work on the field and in supplying information for the wrap this season.It’s finals time so it’s time to up the ante kids, so this week, when in doubt throw the double cut out flick pass.Good luck to all teams for the Finals Series.For all the latest information, draws, and results, please visit the New South Wales Touch Association website: www.nswtouch.com.au
Ohio StateUrban Meyer is attempting to replace quite a bit of talent this summer. His Ohio State football team lost 15 players to the NFL, but the show goes on in Columbus, Ohio, which will likely still be home to a top 10 team. The Buckeyes will still be a top 10 team because Meyer has been recruiting at an extremely high level and there are plenty of of four and five-star prospects ready to step in. Those young players have apparently been performing fairly well this offseason. Ohio State released today a hype video titled, “Young Bucks On The Grind.” Check it out:15 #Buckeyes gone to the #NFL? Next man up.Young Bucks are on the #grind to make an impact in 2016.#GoBucks https://t.co/BlkMtf28M1— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) June 23, 2016Ohio State opens fall camp in a little more than a month. The Buckeyes begin their 2016 season Sept. 3 at Ohio Stadium against Bowling Green.
VANCOUVER – Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. says Oyu Tolgoi LLC has received an information request from Mongolia’s anti-corruption authority.The company says the regulator is seeking financial information relating to Oyu Tolgoi.The request relates to an investigation about possible abuse of power by officials during negotiation of the 2009 Oyu Tolgoi investment agreement, Turquoise Hill says.The company says there is no indication in the request to suggest that Oyu Tolgoi is a subject of the investigation.Turquoise Hill holds a 66 per cent stake in Oyu Tolgoi, while the Mongolian government owns 34 per cent.Rio Tinto holds a majority stake in Turquoise Hill.Companies in this story: (TSX:TRQ)
The City of Fort St. John also today announced that the Grand Opening of the new Spray Park, which was planned to take place on Friday, has been postponed. The City’s Communications Coordinator Ryan Harvey said that the ceremony was postponed due to inclement weather that was forecast on Friday. Harvey added that a new date for the ceremony has not yet been announced, but that an announcement should be expected early next week. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John received another cheque from the Rotary Club of Fort St. John for the renovations to the Rotary Spray Park.Mayor Lori Ackerman was on hand at the Rotary Club’s meeting on Thursday to receive a $20,000 cheque on behalf of the City. Both clubs raised the money over the last year through a number of fundraisers, including the Mega Lottery, Drive-thru Breakfast, and from selling the bricks that ring the newly-renovated spray park next to the North Peace Arena.Scott Wisdahl with the Rotary Club said that with today’s $20,000 donation, the Club reached a milestone with a cumulative total of $100,000 in donations for the spray park’s upgrades.