Jamaican wrestlers hunt Olympic spot

first_imgAngus Arthur became the first Jamaican to win an international wrestling gold medal after he defeated Costa Rica’s Maxwell Lacey Garita 13-1 in the 92kg men’s freestyle weight class at the Pan American Games on Sunday.Jamaica Wrestling Federation (JWF) President John Isaacs is hoping that Arthur and Lesyan Cousin, Jamaica’s other wrestler who won bronze in the men’s 87-kilogram Greco-Roman wrestling at the Games, can repeat their success at the Olympic qualifiers this Friday to Sunday at the Shaw Centre, downtown Ottawa, Canada.Isaacs believes their chances of being Jamaica’s first qualifiers for this event at the Olympic Games is great.“I am very hopeful we can qualify. Confidence drives success, and our two best hopes have now proven themselves to be world standard, and they will be fighting similar guys like at Pan Am. So everybody who was there (Pan Am) will be trying to go to the Olympics, so we are very hopeful. It’s a long shot, but we have a very good chance of Jamaica making the Olympics in wrestling,” Isaacs said. JAMAICAN LINEAGE Arthur, a naturalised Jamaican who grew up in the island with American parents, was an American cadet, but offered to represent Jamaica because of his affiliation with the island.Cousin was born in Cuba and is Jamaican by virtue of his grandparents being Jamaican. He approached JWF with his Jamaican passport and has won two medals already at the Cuban international tournament, where he represented Jamaican.However, Issacs believes that now is the time they really need to put their best foot forward.“They just finished Pan Am and did so well, next week is the Olympic trial, and that is the big one. If they win that they will be on to the Olympics, so we really hope the best for them,” he said.With the exposure Jamaican wrestling has gained from this famous win, Issacs says that they are aiming to continue growing their international team, although he insists that the focus will remain on the grassroots and developing indigenous wrestlers. LIFE SAVER “We (JWF) been around since 2012. Kevin Wallen (former president) is the founder. He was a wrestler in Canada and wrestling saved his life, as he was a troubled youth, so based on what it did for him, he thought wrestling could have the same impact in Jamaica.“We are literally at the grassroots stage. This year, we are hoping, with the help of our international federation (United World Wrestling), to introduce a grassroots programme that they will help finance that will focus on primary and high schools.“But we have to develop an international team, as the international team right now has no depth. We only have two (wrestlers), and we have no cadets (juniors) and no female. So there is much more to get out there. But we are very accepting of (talent in) the diaspora, and we want to blend locals that we will develop with the internationals that have the experience, because we want to be another sport that Jamaica is recognised for,” he added.last_img read more

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Media Picks USC to Finish 4th in SEC East

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1996-97 Tampa Bay Lightning Third Jersey

first_img Share on other sites jhans203 Forums Home All Activity Sports Logo News Does anyone know who was responsible for designing the third jersey that the Tampa Bay Lightning wore beginning in 1996? ddub53 30 Does anyone know who was responsible for designing the third jersey that the Tampa Bay Lightning wore beginning in 1996? St. Petersburg Times, January 31st 1997 The Lightning introduced its alternate third jersey during a news conference before Thursday’s game. The jersey will be worn on six occasions, starting with the Feb. 8 game against the Buffalo Sabres. The jersey has the same color scheme as the regular jerseys – blue, white and black – except the third jersey has yellow streaks of lightning on the lower sleeves. “Looks like someone threw up on the sleeves,” general manager Phil Esposito joked. “Actually, I like the way the jersey looks. And I really like the numbers on the back.” The NHL designed several jerseys and submitted them to the Lightning. The team selected the final version. Tampa Bay is one of seven teams that will wear an alternate sweater. Meantime, Esposito said the league is considering a change in which jerseys teams will wear next season. Traditionally, teams wear white at home and their dark jerseys on the road. Esposito said the league may have teams wear their white sweaters half the time at home and half the time on the road. “I like that idea because the home fans get to see the dark jerseys in person for 21 games,” Esposito said. “And the fans get to see the other teams’ white sweaters half the time. I think it’s good for the fans and I hope the league goes through with it.” By ddub53, July 17, 2014 in Sports Logo News Does anyone know who was responsible for designing the third jersey that the Tampa Bay Lightning wore beginning in 1996? Why you want to slap them? 1996-97 Tampa Bay Lightning Third Jersey This topic is now closed to further replies. Members All Activity 47 39 0 SportsLogos.Net Sports Logos 0 0 125 posts Posted July 17, 2014 30 jhans203 345 posts 39 billman29 billman29 SportsLogos.Net Sign in to follow this   Link to post Link to post Location:Utah ddub53 Members Link to post Followers 0 Sports Logos Sports Logo News Recommended Posts 1996-97 Tampa Bay Lightning Third Jersey 47 Share this post Posted July 17, 2014 47 39 Share this post 30 Share on other sites Members Sign in to follow this   Followers 0 Go To Topic Listing Share this post Posted July 17, 2014 Forums Home 1,913 posts Share on other sites 1996-97 Tampa Bay Lightning Third Jerseylast_img read more

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Blue Jays still waiting to hear if they can play in Toronto

first_img FOLLOW US COMMENT Associated Press Television News LIVE TV First Published: 18th July, 2020 07:45 IST WATCH US LIVEcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By A top Canadian government health official credits the Blue Jays for their willingness to live in a quarantine environment while they host games in Toronto but said Friday problems remain with Major League Baseball’s proposed plan to play in Canada amid the coronavirus pandemic.Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, said the federal government is still looking very closely at the proposals by MLB and the Blue Jays. The team has been given clearance by Ontario and Toronto to play regular-season games in Rogers Centre and awaits approval from Canada’s federal government.MLB needs an exemption to a requirement that anyone entering Canada for nonessential reasons must self-isolate for 14 days. The U.S.-Canada border also remains closed to nonessential travel until at least Aug. 21.The Blue Jays are scheduled to start July 24 at Tampa Bay and play their home opener five days later against Washington.”Canada has done a good job overall in terms of flattening the curve. We’re about 300 or so cases a day. But that success we’ve achieved is fragile as we’ve seen. It just takes a few sparks that can easily backfire to many more more cases. That’s something we need to keep in mind,” Njoo said.Njoo said the federal government prefers the National Hockey League model of two bubble cities in Canada. Federal and local health authorities in Canada approved a plan for the NHL to play in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta. The league plans to play all its games in those two Canadian cities so back and forth travel to the United States where COVID-19 cases are surging will not be required.“The NHL model is closer to what we would be comfortable with,” Njoo said.Njoo noted hockey players and staff will be observe a initial 14-day quarantine and will be in a isolated environment separated from the general public.Njoo said MLB’s requirement for back and forth travel to the U.S. “is an issue.”“We all know what the epidemiology of COVID-19 is in the United States,” he said.COVID-19 cases are reaching record numbers in Florida and in the U.S overall. Canada has flattened the epidemic curve.Njoo said MLB’s initial proposal allowed players to live in their Toronto homes even if they would be traveling back and forth from the U.S. Njoo credits the team for changing the plan so that it requires players and staff to isolate for the entire regular season home schedule at Rogers Centre and the adjoining Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel, which overlooks the field. Family members of the players will not be allowed to visit.“Kudos to the Blue Jays for making that acknowledgment and making that sacrifice for what they are prepared to do during the regular season. But the fact remains if the Blue Jays go across the border, I’m a sports fan, I know where they will be going to play games, Florida, the Tampa Bay Rays, the Miami Marlins,” Njoo said.Njoo noted U.S. teams won’t have the same restrictions in their own cities that the Blue Jays do in their city. Players in other cities can live in their own homes and go out as they please.“Those are the factors in play as we continue our deliberations at the federal government level,” Njoo said.The Canadian government allowed the Blue Jays to move their summer camp to Toronto from their training complex in Dunedin, Florida. Players are not allowed to leave the Rogers Centre or the hotel and fines of up to $750,000 Canadian ($551,000 U.S.) and/or up to six months in jail.Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro has said visiting teams would not leave the Rogers Centre and hotel if the regular-season plan is approved.If the Blue Jays are not allowed to play in Toronto the alternative is their training facility in Florida. Some players have said they prefer to play in Toronto.Image credits: AP Last Updated: 18th July, 2020 07:45 IST Blue Jays Still Waiting To Hear If They Can Play In Toronto A top Canadian government health official credits the Blue Jays for their willingness to live in a quarantine environment while they host games in Toronto but said Friday problems remain with Major League Baseball’s proposed plan to play in Canada amid the coronavirus pandemiclast_img read more

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‘I Would Have Committed Suicide If…’ – Wenger

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger has funnily revealed that he would have committed suicide if Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta had scored for the Blues with both sides deadlocked at 2-2.The Frenchman was speaking after his Arsenal side played out a thrilling 2-2 draw with London rivals Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday evening in what was a Premier League clash.Spanish right-back Hector Bellerin equalised for the Gunners in added time after an Eden Hazard penalty goal and a close range finish from Marcos Alonso had overturned Jack Wilshere’s opener for Arsenal.With the scores at 2-2 in added time, Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata was put through on goal but his shot was saved by Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech before the rebound fell to Zappacosta who thumped his shot against the crossbar.When asked on what he would have done had Zappacosta scored for Chelsea at 2-2, Wenger said: “Maybe I would have commit suicide.”RelatedLate Bellerin Strike Denies Chelsea Second Spot As London Derby Clash Ends In A Four-Goal ThrillerJanuary 4, 2018In “England”Petr Cech Reveals Why Arsenal Have Become SoftMay 28, 2019In “England”Bruno MartellaJune 30, 2017Similar postlast_img read more

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Psychic and Patriotic: Paul backs England bid

first_imgHis psychic powers made him a global star during World Cup 2010 but now Paul the octopus has thrown his support behind England’s bid to host the 2018 tournament.It was thought his predicting days were behind him but the eight-legged oracle has come out of retirement to help his homeland.Paul was hatched at the Sea Life Centre in Weymouth but has recently been living in Oberhausen, Germany.It was there that he correctly predicted the outcome of eight consecutive World Cup matches, dooming Germany’s hopes when he plumped for Spain in the semi-final and then also in the final.But his patriotism was put to the test this week and the cephalopod has made his country proud by picking the England 2018 box.“Paul has spent the last two years of his life in Germany, but he is definitely a proud Englishman and is therefore delighted to put his support behind England 2018,” Weymouth Sea Life Centre manager Nicola Hamilton said. “We have had a number of football approaches from around the world but Paul was only ever going to choose his homeland.”Paul joins other celebrities including David Beckham, Prince William and Lewis Hamilton who are all helping with the 2018 campaign.John Barnes, fellow England 2018 Ambassador, said: “Paul the Octopus is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in football so news of him becoming an official England 2018 Ambassador is tremendous for the Back the Bid campaign.”Following his rise to fame this summer, Paul has been approached about book and merchandising deals and is also set to appear in a film.The proceeds from these ventures will go to a sea turtle rescue centre on the Greek island of Zakynthos, which will also receive a donation from the England 2018 team. England is one of five countries seeking to host the 2018 tournament and one of eight hoping to stage the 2022 event, with the decision to be made by Fifa in December this year.Meanwhile, it seems Australia has turned to its own psychic animal to forecast its election result.Harry, a saltwater crocodile, made his prediction by launching himself at chicken meat hanging underneath cartoons of Labor leader Julia Gillard and her Liberal rival Tony Abbot.The reptile picked Ms Gillard as the winner.Source: Sky Newslast_img read more

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E-Waste Collection Day at Wellington Recycling Center on Saturday

first_imgFollow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Sumner Newscow report — E-Waste Collection Day at the City of Wellington Recycling Center on Saturday, April 14, between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.  Collecting unwanted, working and non-working electronic devices. For more information about the operating hours, please contact Jeremy Jones, Public Works Director, at 620-326-7831.  For questions concerning specific items to be collected or data destruction, please contact Pete at 316-305-6896 (evenings) or Julian at 316-305-6895 (evenings).Pleas, do not bring CRT monitors and no old tube-type TV’s. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Caught with his pants down: Some extra exposure for LeBron James

first_img Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James places his hand to his head during NBA basketball media conference on Friday, June 5, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. The Golden State Warriors host the Cavaliers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) “You needed to have a really good DVR and a microscope, I think,” said Tim Winter, president of the Parents Television Council. His watchdog group frequently encourages its members to file complaints to the federal government for violations of indecency standards but in this case he advised followers to stand down, calling it “much ado about nothing.”The Federal Communications Commission would not comment Friday on whether anyone had formally complained about James’ unexpected exposure.Dating back to Janet Jackson’s exposed breast on a Super Bowl halftime show and even before, directors of sports and entertainment events have long been on guard to stop such moments from slipping through. Often, telecast of live events are delayed several seconds to enable someone backstage to press a button to stop offensive language.Success is mixed at best: A week earlier, bilingual jockey Victor Espinoza could be heard offering swear words in English and Spanish after guiding American Pharoah over the finish line for the Triple Crown.A director is usually backstage watching several different camera feeds and ordering which one goes out over the air, and will head to another shot if something untoward is shown. Generally, there’s not enough time to edit out something that happens so quickly, said Ross Greenburg, an independent sports producer and former president of HBO Sports.“Something like this is very rare, is next to impossible to prevent, and to my knowledge there is no video delay in effect that could prevent it from going out live,” said Marc Payton, a recently retired sports television director who was in charge for national baseball, football and boxing telecasts.Don’t just blame TV, Greenburg said. A star like James in a big event like the NBA Finals should be aware that a camera is going to be trained on him from the moment he walks out of the locker room.ABC Sports would not comment on James’ extra exposure, and the Cavaliers star was traveling West on Friday.Twitter was alight with followers only too happy to fill in the breach, though. NEW YORK | His team getting clobbered in the NBA Finals and his head bloodied in a collision with a camera was bad enough for LeBron James. Now he’s trapped in the endless online loop of the moment he got caught with his pants down on national television.James’ wardrobe adjustment — briefly lowering his compression pants in the moments before his Cleveland Cavaliers took on the Golden State Warriors Thursday — was another example of television not moving fast enough to stop a moment best left off the air.The moment flashed by so quickly, with James’ body partially obscured by an onscreen graphic, that many viewers probably missed it in real time.last_img read more

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Allen looking to regroup in new-look Steelers secondary

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen (28) goes through agility drills during an NFL football organized team activity, Thursday, May 28, 2015 in Pittsburgh. Allen started the 2014 season with a big pay raise but he ended up injured and is now working his way back into the starting lineup. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) _ The Pittsburgh Steelers paid Cortez Allen last fall to take over the shutdown cornerback role that Ike Taylor handled for the better part of a decade.The Steelers hardly got their money’s worth, and Allen knows it.A 2014 that began with a five-year, $25 million contract ended with Allen on injured reserve and his confidence decreased.The smart, physical play that highlighted his breakout 2013 crumbled into an avalanche of missed assignments and eventually missed time.It would be easy to call the experience humbling, but that would assume Allen needed to be humbled. Humility has never been an issue for the 26-year-old Citadel graduate.Production, however, is another matter. And Allen is only too aware that two interceptions and a spot on the bench isn’t what Pittsburgh had in mind when the franchise dug into its wallet to keep him from hitting free agency.That doesn’t mean Allen spent the offseason moping. It wouldn’t do any good.“I’ll never say: `woe is me.’ I’ve never been that kind of guy, and I’ll never be that kind of guy,” Allen said. “I’m going to do whatever I can to help my teammates, regardless of how I feel.”Don’t get him wrong, everything feels better than it did six months ago, when the Steelers put Allen and his surgically repaired thumb on injured reserve to end a disastrous season.While some of his teammates spent the winter and early spring in Pittsburgh, Allen stayed away in search of peace of mind and the form that made him one of the team’s most pleasant surprises in 2013.Secondary coach Carnell Lake didn’t mind Allen’s absence. Every defensive back gets beat. The good ones find a way to not let one play affect the next. It’s a vital part of Allen’s development, one helped by getting as far away _ physically and mentally _ from 2014 as possible.Lake encouraged Allen to “get some sunshine and kind of let those green buds sprout and come on back.”The Allen that showed up for the first week of organized team activities this week understands Pittsburgh needs him to take a step forward, particularly with Taylor in retirement.Taylor’s departure leaves Allen and William Gay as the two longest-tenured cornerbacks on a team that gave up plenty of big plays last fall even as it won the AFC North title.Pittsburgh put together a backup plan, taking Mississippi’s Senquez Golson and Ohio State’s Doran Grant in the draft.The Steelers would prefer to have the rookies get comfortable in the NFL instead of thrusting them onto the field too soon. An improved version of Allen would help.“I expect to be better in all aspects,” Allen said.Particularly when it comes to looking for the ball. The first half of 2014 was littered with plays where Allen would be in position only to get beat when he failed to turn his head around in time.By the middle of the year he’d been supplanted by Brice McCain and spent a Monday night win over Tennessee standing on the sideline watching as Pittsburgh’s season went on without him. A week later, he was on injured reserve.It led to some soul-searching. Fortunately Allen had a guide in Taylor.“Ike always emphasized to be honest with yourself and how you played, your preparation, everything you do,” Allen said. “Because if you’re not honest in how you correct things and lie to yourself, how can you correct things and get better? So, growing up with Ike, I learned how to be a professional.”Developing thick skin is part of the job. And Allen could always rely on his teammates, who never hesitated to drop him a line and never wavered in their support.“I didn’t doubt him at all,” Blake said. “Everyone goes through a rough patch every once in a while.”Allen stressed he can “be as good as I want to be.” That includes getting back to a habit he’d gotten away from in Pittsburgh. The Citadel isn’t exactly a factory for NFL players.Allen proved to be an unlikely success story by becoming his own best critic. His goal is to test himself so much that when opponents do it in the fall, he’s prepared.“It’s a challenge that I fully expect,” he said. “So, whether or not it’s difficult, it’s my job and it’s what I do and it’s what I love doing.”___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img
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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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