Karen indigenous communities in Myanmar have officially launched the Salween Peace Park

first_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Last month, indigenous Karen communities, the Salween Peace Park Committee, and the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN) officially launched the Salween Peace Park in the Mutraw District of Myanmar’s Kayin State.A three-day event in mid-December 2018 that featured traditional Karen ceremonies and performances was held to mark the ratification of Salween Peace Park’s charter, which was developed by Karen communities to embody their “aspirations for genuine peace and self-determination, environmental integrity and cultural preservation,” according to a statement.The Salween Peace Park encompasses 5,485 square kilometers (nearly 1.4 million acres) of the Salween River Basin, including more than 340 villages, 139 demarcated Kaw, 27 community forests, four forest reserves, and three wildlife sanctuaries. Last month, indigenous Karen communities, the Salween Peace Park Committee, and the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN) officially launched the Salween Peace Park in the Mutraw District of Myanmar’s Kayin State.A three-day event in mid-December 2018 that featured traditional Karen ceremonies and performances was held to mark the ratification of Salween Peace Park’s charter, which was developed by Karen communities to embody their “aspirations for genuine peace and self-determination, environmental integrity and cultural preservation,” according to a statement.The event also included a memorial service for indigenous leader and environmental activist Saw O Moo, a fierce advocate for the Salween Peace Park who was killed by members of the Myanmar military last year.The launch event for the Salween Peace Park featured traditional Karen ceremonies and performances as well as discussions about Karen culture and sustainable livelihoods. Photo Credit: KESAN.The Salween Peace Park is the result of several decades’-worth of grassroots efforts such as the establishment of community forests, the enforcement of fish conservation zones, and the demarcation of “Kaw,” or traditional indigenous lands. The park initiative was spearheaded by local communities, Karen civil society groups, and Mutraw District leaders in order to protect these community-based efforts as well as “to demonstrate what truly good governance could be and provide a people-centered alternative to top-down, militarized development,” according to a brief on the Salween Peace Park Charter circulated by KESAN. In particular, the park was created as an alternative to allowing the construction of hydroelectric dams and mining in the Salween River Basin.“The Salween Peace Park initiative works for the purpose of bringing peace, freedom and security to the area,” Padoh Ten Der, chairman of Mutraw District, said in a statement. “This is the land of Mutraw Indigenous Karen people. To preserve and protect our existing ancestral land, environment and culture, we established the Salween Peace Park initiative.”The Salween Peace Park encompasses 5,485 square kilometers (nearly 1.4 million acres) of the Salween River Basin, including more than 340 villages, 139 demarcated Kaw, 27 community forests, four forest reserves, and three wildlife sanctuaries.The Salween River, also known as the Thanlwin River and the Nu River, is important to the cultures and livelihoods of a number of indigenous and ethnic groups in China, Myanmar, and Thailand. Though the region has been subject to decades of conflict between Karen peoples and the Myanmar military, the Salween River Basin in Kayin State is considered one of the most biodiverse areas in the Asia-Pacific region, harboring species from the Asiatic black bear and the sun bear to the eastern hoolock gibbon and the Sunda pangolin.A growing body of research has consistently shown that recognizing the claims of indigenous peoples to their traditional territories is one of the most effective ways to protect forests and biodiversity. A 2018 study found that indigenous peoples either own, use, or manage some 38 million square kilometers (nearly 9.4 billion acres) — more than one-fourth of the world’s land surface — and that two-thirds of that land is in a “natural” state, which means there are twice as many unspoiled areas in those indigenous-controlled territories as can be found on other lands.The Salween River forms the boundary between Myanmar and Thailand. Myanmar is on the left bank. Photo via Wikimedia Commons, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.CITATION• Garnett, S. T. et al. (2018). A spatial overview of the global importance of Indigenous lands for conservation. Nature Sustainability. doi:10.1038/s41893-018-0100-6 Article published by Mike Gaworeckicenter_img Community Forests, Community-based Conservation, Conflict, Conservation, Environment, Forests, Indigenous Communities, Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Reserves, Indigenous Rights, Parks, Rainforest People, Rainforests, Social Conflict, Tropical Forests last_img read more

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Restructuring Plan for NOCAL

first_imgThe Board of Directors of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) has announced that the company has embarked on an internal re-organization exercise aimed at ensuring the survival of the entity.Addressing the company’s management and staff Friday, August 21, at a general staff meeting in Monrovia, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Counselor Seward Cooper, explained that the continuing fall in the price of oil on the global market has caused serious fiscal difficulties for the company.He said despite the best efforts of the board and the management to put in place several austerity measures to manage the situation, the continuing crumbling oil prices have severely undermined NOCAL’s capacity to meet its operational and personnel obligations.Accordingly, he regretted that the company is left with no options other than putting in place a company-wide restructuring plan to include personnel and related administrative and operational adjustments that could significantly reduce the entity’s overhead costs.Disclosing that the management will work out the details of the plan with each staff/employee in the coming weeks, Counselor Cooper called on the NOCAL family to show understanding for the personnel reduction and re-arrangement scheme.He stressed that the restructuring and administrative adjustments will affect every layer of the company, including the Board and Management, and a new recruitment of re-employment exercise will be guided by the highest standard of transparency, with the Board having hired an external consultant to carry out the entire process.The NOCAL board chairman also emphasized that what is taking place at the company is not unique, as several State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in the country and usually productive sectors such as Agriculture and Mining continue to struggle to stay afloat in the face of the overall decline in global economic activities.Counselor Cooper then reminded the NOCAL staff and employees that “despite the unfortunate and unexpected situation that we at NOCAL find ourselves in now, we must nevertheless never forget that NOCAL has had some good times that have benefitted not only the NOCAL family, but the Government and people of this country as a whole.”He declared, “We are indeed very proud of what NOCAL, at the best of times, has done for our people, especially in regard to our CSR interventions in such areas as granting local and international scholarships, support to the University of Liberia, capacity building for our young people, public transportation, the efforts to beat back the Ebola virus, water and sanitation, among others.”He then appealed to the workforce that despite “these hard times that have hit us, we must all now come together to stand as one family to deal with the situation in a way that can help our sector and country move forward.”He then thanked the management and staff for the quality level of productivity each and every one of them has rendered to NOCAL and by extension to the country and encouraged those employees who wish to continue to work at a restructured NOCAL not to hesitate to apply for positions that will be advertised in due course.Following a question and answer period, during which employees sought clarification on the re-organization plan, some staff expressed thanks to the board and management for the briefing, saying they look forward to timely receiving their severance packages, a press release from NOCAL said yesterday.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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Racela, Tamaraws not looking past Tigers

first_imgSEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust Once written off as a Final Four contender, the Far Eastern U Tamaraws are headed into the postseason in the UAAP basketball tournament with momentum after a strong finish to the elimination round.But coach Olsen Racela warned his troops from getting ahead of themselves with a do-or-die game against University of Santo Tomas on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Racela, however, admits no team has a clear advantage in their matchup against the Tigers.Whoever wins this game will advance to face No. 2 University of the Philippines, but would need to beat the Maroons two straight times to advance.“We’re expecting a tight game that will boil down to execution in the endgame,” Racela said.“We’re preparing for that. We don’t expect a blowout because each team will value every possession because this is already the Final Four.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee “I’m not looking too far ahead,” Racela told the Inquirer over the phone during a break in training on Saturday. “We’re happy to be back in the Final Four, but we can’t be contented.”Racela took over the coaching reins in 2017 and has helped Far Eastern extend its Final Four appearances to seven seasons, the longest active streak in the UAAP.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The former PBA great, however, has never reached the UAAP finals, something which younger brother, Nash, whom Olsen replaced, did after steering the Tamaraws to their last crown in 2015.This season is already a rewarding one in itself as far as Olsen is concerned, as the Tamaraws were actually outsiders to make the Final Four after losing four of their first six games. 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Donaire underdog against Japanese ‘monster’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img ‘People evacuated on their own’ Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study ‘Gago’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Next to unbeaten Eagles, however, the Tamaraws will come into the stepladder semifinals as the hottest team with victories in seven of their last nine games.Racela attributed their resurgence to their defense and the emergence of sweet-shooting forward Ken Tuffin as an additional weapon with his three-point bombs.“It’s not a coincidence that when Ken (Tuffin) got his game going, we started our winning streak,” Racela said.“We really need contributions from our veterans because this is a young team. I wasn’t expecting to rely so much on my younger players because I really wanted to integrate them slowly, that’s why it’s a blessing for us to have our veterans playing well.”Both UST and FEU split their elimination-round games with the Tamaraws winning their last meeting, 72-58, on Oct. 14 at MOA Arena.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Regional lawmakers challenged to implement Anti-Discrimination Bill

first_imgThe Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) wrapped up the two-day Regional Parliamentarians Forum, with recommendations from participants for a non-partisan approach to issues related to stigma, discrimination, and HIV transmission.Approximately 60 regional parliamentarians engaged in intense discussions from May 30 to 31, in Kingston, Jamaica. The delegation from Guyana included Minister within the Education Ministry, Nicolette Henry; Citizenship Minister Winston Felix and Opposition parliamentarian, Dr Frank Anthony.During the session, several recommendations were proposed and agreed upon by the regional lawmakers. These include, “issues involving the role of stigma and discrimination in perpetuating HIV transmission should be non-partisan and every effort must be made to protect vulnerable populations susceptible to HIV transmission, including youths and LGBT”.They also advocated for more sensitisation of the public about the role that stigma and discrimination play in the transmission of HIV. Among the public education tools recommended were the use of the school curriculum to propagate the anti-discrimination message, community education, leveraging the influence of faith-based leaders, collaborating with Parent-Teacher Associations and other groups related to education.Regional parliamentarians, civil society leaders and UN partners at the PANCAP Regional Parliamentarians Forum In addition, a recommendation was made for intensified oversight by parliamentarians to ensure that health-care providers and law enforcement were not discriminating against HIV-positive persons and key populations.The parliamentarians also advocated for a broad-based stakeholder engagement to discuss issues affecting key populations with emphasis on stigma, discrimination, and HIV transmission.Moreover, they proposed the creation of a mechanism through which parliamentarians can meet to collaborate and share best practices to further the agenda to end AIDS by 2030. In particular, the establishment of a regional coordinating committee for parliamentarians was recommended. This body would serve to further the discussions and issues raised at the Regional Parliamentarians Forum with the overarching aim of formulating policies and strategies to protect vulnerable groups that can be advocated at the policymaking level.Furthermore, parliamentarians recommended a workshop for engagement with regional parliamentarians; Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and faith-based organisations on the 90-90-90 targets and strategies to eliminate AIDS by 2030.Additionally, youth also formed a large part of the discussions and as such, it was recommended that countries invest in public awareness campaigns targeted at the youth population on condom use and HIV transmission.In closing remarks, Caricom Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan, challenged all parliamentarians in attendance to commence the implementation of the Caricom Model Anti-Discrimination Bill. Ambassador Soeknandan pointed out that the model was approved in 2012, yet no efforts were made by member countries to adopt the recommendations proposed by the model.  To this end, the Deputy Secretary General further tasked parliamentarians with taking immediate steps to adopt the recommendations of the model with the overarching aim of full implementation by July 2018.Following unanimous agreement, Ambassador Soeknandan requested that parliamentarians provide consistent updates on the progress of implementing the Model Anti-Discrimination Bill and emphasised that the overall benefit would be the protection of vulnerable populations, more key populations accessing health services and testing for HIV, reduction in HIV transmission and deaths from AIDS.The PANCAP Regional Parliamentarians Forum was a platform for parliamentarians from across the Region to discuss their involvement in ending HIV and AIDS. Government Ministers and members of the Opposition participated.The Forum, which is funded by the Global Fund and facilitated by the PANCAP Coordinating Unit and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), formed part of a wider intervention programme created by PANCAP within its Justice For All (JFA) Roadmap.last_img read more

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Public help sought to identify suspected child abductor

first_imgPolice sought the public’s help today to identify a man suspected of trying to abduct an 11-year-old girl on May 18. The incident occurred at 7:15 p.m. May 18 on the north side of the Braemar Country Club Golf Course, near the maintenance yard, at 4001 Reseda Boulevard, police said. The 11-year-old victim was playing with friends but became separated from them. The suspect approached and grabbed the victim walking her a short distance before letting her go. The suspect was wearing a very dirty white or tan T-shirt and dirty jeans. He had bad body odor and is possibly a transient. The suspect is described as a Latino man, about 30-years-old, 5 foot 8 inches tall, and between 130 and 150 pounds. He had short brown hair and had a goatee and a possible tattoo on his arm. Police are asking that anyone with information, call Detective Lawrence Concepcion in the Sex Unit at the West Valley Area Detective Division at (818) 374-7793 or Detective Ron Robbins at (818) 374-7812. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Get going on entries now for ’07 Fourth of July parade

first_imgSpeaking of people, this is a good time to remind you who puts on the parade. It’s not the city. It’s not the county. It’s not any charity that you’re familiar with, although it runs just like a nonprofit agency. Every penny raised goes to expenses. And everyone who meets around the conference table to plan and dissect it is a volunteer. There are P.R. people, school board members, arts coordinators, handymen, sound engineers, private businesspeople, politicians and homemakers who stand to make nothing from this annual gathering of beauty queens, politicians and other attention-getters. There are even journalists who serve on the committee; one fetches the mail and another creates the lineup. Both of us show up on parade day, coasting through check-in to see that everything’s running smoothly and grabbing a microphone to tell people who’s passing by. Nice work if you can get it. What we do need help with this year is marshaling the parade route. As an announcer who has stood squinting into the shimmering sunlight waaaaay up past Newhall Avenue wondering when the next entry will trundle by, I can attest to how much it would be appreciated if a dozen or so volunteers would step up to help keep the entries moving. The rush of authority might be worth it. Sound like fun? I thought so. Now, download your applications, think of a clever entry, get your forms turned in and raid the party store for decorations. If you’d like to be a volunteer marshal, drop a line to info@scvparade.com or message me here at the Daily News (carol.rock@dailynews.com). And if you’re already ready for the parade, post a picture of your group and a quick story about yourselves on valleynews.com. See you on the Fourth! To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Holy cow, we’re halfway through June and I don’t see wagons circling or at least practicing their choreography. Don’t they know it’s time to get ready for the parade? As we have for decades and decades, despite war and strife and gas shortages and road transfers and toilet paper rationing and people just deciding it was too hot to go outside, there will be a Fourth of July parade. On the Fourth of July. (Yes, someone always asks). We have been called the biggest Fourth of July parade in the country, back when we were also named one of the most patriotic cities and flag-waving was at its most enthusiastic level. We may start out small, but by June 27 (the drop-deadline for submitting entry forms, no kidding), we usually have about 100 entries. It’s a rambunctious, rowdy yet respectful and rip-roaring good time for everyone involved. Even the parade committee says so about a week later. Forms for this year’s parade are available at scvparade.com – download an application, a liability waiver, slip your completed forms and entry fees ($35 for nonprofits, $150 for businesses) into an envelope, mail it (an important step) and you’re good to go. This year’s parade theme is “20 Years of Cityhood.” We’re celebrating the birthday of Santa Clarita, complete with its achievements and quirky habits. I double-dog dare anybody to do a float featuring hairdressers, manicurists and someone impersonating our very own Jerry Springer, City Manager Ken Pulskamp. If you’re too young to remember the infamous hairdresser survey, just call Gail Ortiz. Seriously, there are a lot of things that have happened because we have a city. Regardless of where you stand on the issues, you have to admit there are a lot more people at the table talking loudly since we incorporated. Exchanging ideas is healthy; no one gets their way all the time and for the most part, the result is for the greatest good of the largest amount of people. last_img read more

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Living a double life – in the cold and sun

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonBut what struck me the most were the cars – the never-ending stream of car after car. Of course, Ohio has cars, but nothing of the serpentine tangle of lights and metal that is a California freeway. It all made me feel a bit like a stranger. But the longer I have been home, the more I have readjusted to my previous life. I was surprised by how easy it was to slip into the rhythm of everything – how easy it was to speak to and laugh again with old friends; how wonderful to play and cheat at board games with my family; how amazing to go out for a Double-Double when late-night munchies kicked in instead of being limited to ramen in the dorm. And the weather – oh, how I missed the California sun. Ohio definitely has redefined my idea of cold. In my former life, I used to pack on the thick jackets and scarves when the temperature dropped much below 75. But for me now, 65 degrees is just balmy , and I tend to sport tank tops and sandals. I can hardly believe it’s winter in the South Bay, what without the snow to slosh through, ice to skid on and cold to permeate through to the bone. It’s no wonder so many people gawk at me when I tell them I left Southern California to go to school in Ohio. I’ve found it’s true what they say – there is no place like home. But even with all the pleasantries of sunny, sunny California, a small nostalgia for Kenyon College still bubbles up inside me. Ohio may not have the glamour and cars and comforts of California, but what it lacks in those, it more than makes up for in charm, that proverbial Midwest niceness, and a calm that seems to escape city life. Don’t get me wrong – it’s a huge relief to be back in California. And I plan to take full advantage of all the culture and bounty the area has to offer. But when you live a double life, it’s hard not to be torn between the old and the new. Patti Sponaugle is a Torrance High School graduate writing about her freshman year at Kenyon College. She can be reached at sponauglep@kenyon.edu. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Obviously California and Ohio are different. Vastly different. But I guess somewhere between the urban behemoths and the cornfields, that distinction faded and became a thing of some insignificance to me. Due to this vagueness, coming home for winter break initially was a bit of a shock. I found myself suddenly reawakened to that disparity between my homes. I was torn between my longing for the rustic beauty, blossoming friendships and newfound independence that is offered in Gambier, Ohio, and my need for the familiarity, everyday luxuries, and family I know in California. The first few days of being home, I was in system overload. I had forgotten how big California was – the people and buildings and surplus of everything anyone could ever want or need. last_img read more

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Briefs: Red Sox bring Epstein back

first_imgTheo Epstein, the most successful general manager in Boston Red Sox history, has agreed to rejoin the team in an unspecified capacity, 2 months after he turned down a three-year, $4.5 million contract extension and fled Fenway Park in a gorilla suit to avoid the encamped media. “As you know, we have spoken frequently during the last 10 weeks,” the team and Epstein said in a joint statement Thursday night. “We have engaged in healthy, spirited debates about what it will take over the long term for the Red Sox to remain a great organization and, in fact, become a more effective organization in philosophy, approaches and ideals. FOOTBALL: Tom Nugent, a College Football Hall of Famer who was credited with developing the I formation at Virginia Military Institute and later coached at Florida State and Maryland, died at age 92. HORSE RACING: Healthy Addiction won the $79,750 Paseana Stakes by two lengths at Santa Anita. Ridden by Garrett Gomez, Healthy Addiction covered 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.95 and paid $3.20, $2.20 and $2.10 as the 3-5 favorite. Freakin Streakin returned $2.40 and $2.10, while Chilean-bred Musica Si paid $2.10 to show in her U.S. debut. COLLEGES: The NCAA placed Weber State’s athletic program on probation for two years because of rules violations involving athletes using scholarship money to buy non-textbook items at the campus bookstore, the Ogden, Utah, university said. SOCCER: USC’s Amy Rodriguez, UCLA’s Danesha Adams and Christina DiMartino, and UCLA recruit Lauren Cheney scored goals as the U.S. under-20 women’s national team beat Jamaica 4-1 in Cordoba, Mexico, in its Group B opener at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament for this summer’s world championship. Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano, 79, was discharged from a Valencia hospital 27 days after suffering a severe heart attack. U.S. captain Claudio Reyna signed a one-year contract extension with England Premier League club Manchester City. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The Red Sox also agreed to a three-year, $11.25 million deal with pitcher Bronson Arroyo Former AL Rookie of the Year Ben Grieve agreed to a minor-league contract with the Chicago White Sox. GOLF: Chad Campbell shot a 6-under par 66 to take a four-shot lead through two rounds of the PGA’s Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in Palm Desert. Campbell remained bogey-free through 36 holes of the 90-hole Hope and was at 15-under 129. FIGURE SKATING: In Lyon, France, Russia’s Irina Slutskaya won her seventh European figure skating title, breaking the record she shared with Katarina Witt and Sonja Henie, making her the heavy favorite for the gold medal at next month’s Olympics. center_img “Ironically, Theo’s departure has brought us closer together in many respects, and, thanks to these conversations, we now enjoy the bonds of a shared vision for the organization’s future that did not exist on Oct. 31. With this vision in place, Theo will return to the Red Sox in a full-time baseball operations capacity, details of which will be announced next week.” Epstein declined to elaborate on the statement, which also came from principal owner John Henry, chairman Tom Werner and president Larry Lucchino. The Red Sox have been operating with co-GMs, former Epstein lieutenants Jed Hoyer and Ben Cherington since Dec. 12. last_img read more

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Norwich 1-2 Brentford: Canaries without home win since September

first_img Nelson Oliveira’s late goal was not enough to salvage a result for Daniel Farke’s side Two goals in five-first half minutes from striker Lasse Vibe gave Brentford a deserved 2-1 win over misfiring Norwich side at Carrow Road.There were chants of ‘sack the board’ and ‘Delia out’ as the home fans voiced their anger at club owner Delia Smith on a disappointing night for Daniel Farke’s team.The Bees went in front in the 36th minute when Romaine Sawyers picked out Vibe – and a carbon copy goal just before half-time effectively settled the game.Norwich, who have won just one home match since September, improved after the break and got one back in added time through Nelson Oliveira, but they were still jeered off at the end.Brentford were quickly into their stride and were desperately unlucky not to go ahead after just two minutes.It looked a goal all the way when Ollie Watkins let fly from an angle on the left but his curling shot thumped against the inside of the far post, with Vibe guiding the rebound wide.The Bees continued to dominate and it took a good reflex save from Angus Gunn to keep the scores level as Watkins’ header from just outside the six-yard box took a deflection off the back of home captain Ivo Pinto.Norwich were struggling to get a foothold in the game although they twice went close in a frantic couple of minutes either side of the half hoiur mark.First Timm Klose’s scuffed shot caused mayhem in front of goalkeeper David Bentley, with Marley Watkins and Mario Vrancic both unable to get a decisive touch, then Vrancic’s cross to the back post was met by a firm header from Klose that grazed the outside of the upright.Those were rare moments of concern for Brentford however, and they deservedly got their noses in front when the impressive Romaine Sawyers picked up a loose ball on the edge of the box and threaded a perfectly-weighted ball through for Vibe to coolly slide home.It was a well worked goal helped by poor defending and more was to follow five minutes later as the visitors made it 2-0.Again Sawyers was the architect as he took advantage of the time and space afforded to him to pick out the run of Vibe on the left hand side of the box – and again the Danish striker picked his spot in the corner to beat an exposed Gunn.Norwich started the second period on the front foot, with Alex Pritchard firing a shot across goal and Nelson Oliveira testing Bentley with a glancing header before Vrancic was just over with a speculative effort from distance.But the Canaries were far from convincing, with Brentford sitting back and comfortably dealing with the intermittent pressure.City should have reduced the arrears with 13 minutes when Klose put Vrancic in but the Bosnian could only clip the crossbar when perfectly placed.Oliveira later headed straight at Bentley after getting on the end of an audacious ‘rabona’ cross from Pritchard, before Gunn did well to palm away a low drive from substitute Sergi Canos.Norwich finally got one back late on a minute into stoppage time when Oliveira emphatically swept home a cross from the right n emphatic fashion – but it was too little, too late. 1last_img read more

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Give him a chance

first_imgBurbank King of the roost Re: “`Big day’ for Antonio” (Aug. 30): Villaraigosa in charge of the school system? Isn’t that like having the cock in charge of the henhouse? There is no Los Angeles school system since it consists mainly of Latinos, of which nearly three out of four don’t graduate. Curing that fact is far more difficult than cleaning up Katrina. – Paul Vaughn Van Nuys Uphold state law Re: “DEA agents rescue undercover cop” (Aug. 31): Your story is just that: A story. Another smoke job the Drug Enforcement Administration would like everyone to believe. If there were any true cause or anything truly illegal, this story would have been on Page 1. So the cop tries to infiltrate this dispensary with false documents. I don’t know if John Smith is really his name. The security guard asked him to leave. Then the DEA came busting in. Your paper failed to investigate that the DEA had to just sit there while someone ran downtown to get a federal warrant to give it some kind of legal cover-their-butts deal. The law is the law. Medical marijuana is legal in this state. All police in this state need to uphold state laws. Period. – Jo McArthy Sun Valley Talking to each other Re: “Lawyer: Armitage leaked CIA name” (Briefly, Aug. 30): So it was Richard L. Armitage, a critic of the Bush administration, who identified Valerie Plame as a CIA agent, leaking her name to the press. Where now are those who wrote to your paper condemning Vice President Cheney and/or Karl Rove, insisting on an investigation into their so-called criminal activity regarding this issue? They are probably sitting at their computers talking to each other about how Bush stole the election. – Robert E. Simon Sherman Oaks Too little, too late The Army Corps of Engineers failed to recognize the importance of building levees that met specifications. President Bush failed to recognize the importance of having a strong Federal Emergency Management Agency. He failed to recognize Katrina’s potential even after he was warned by the nation’s top climatologists. He failed to grasp the extent of damage after the levees were breached, and he failed to mobilize the government and the nation when the Gulf Coast needed us most. Last week President Bush accepted full responsibility for these failings. Is such an apology acceptable? Can we as a nation tolerate such a gross erosion of our basic services and rights? Services and rights for which we pay taxes, and which are guaranteed to us by law? – Payam Minoofar Beverly Hills160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re: “`Big day’ for Antonio” (Aug. 30): To all the naysayers who blast our mayor before he has had a chance to do something with an out-of-control fiefdom called the LAUSD school board and its cut-and-run superintendent, I say back off. This board has been operating without accountability far too long and with disastrous results. Change is not just needed – it is essential. What happened to all the money we voters gave the LAUSD by passing multiple bond issues (which raised our taxes) to repair, update and generally overhaul that which is wrong with the schools? What happened is that most of it is still wrong. When teachers have to buy basic class supplies, the system is badly broken. Now let’s give Mayor Villaraigosa a chance to fix it – before begging the governor to veto the legislation (a right-wing approach). – Cal Brown AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Los Angeles Reforming LAUSD? Ray Cortines. Ray Cortines. Where have I heard that name before? Oh yeah, wasn’t he the L.A. school superintendent before Roy Romer? Wasn’t it on his watch that the downward spiral of our school system accelerated? Now, knowing that, why would “photo op Tony” appoint him to the job as education deputy? You don’t think it’s because he’s (political correctness aside) Latino – do you? No, of course not. I’m sure it’s because of his outstanding credentials. – Bill Fleming last_img
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