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New maps show where humans are pushing species closer to extinction

first_imgAgriculture, Amazon Agriculture, Amazon Biodiversity, Amazon Conservation, Amazon Dams, Amazon Logging, Amazon Rainforest, Amazon River, Amazon Soy, Amphibians, Animal Behavior, Animals, Apes, Avoided Deforestation, Big Cats, Biodiversity, Biodiversity Crisis, Biodiversity Hotspots, Birds, Cats, Cattle Ranching, Certification, Climate Change, Climate Change And Forests, Conservation, Dams, Deforestation, Earth Science, Ecology, Ecosystems, Elephants, Endangered Species, Environment, Extinction, Fires, Forest Fires, Forests, Fragmentation, Frogs, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Happy-upbeat Environmental, Herps, Hunting, Illegal Logging, Impact Of Climate Change, In-situ Conservation, Invasive Species, Invertebrates, Iucn, Logging, Mammals, Mining, Natural Capital, Palm Oil, Parks, Peatlands, Poaching, Primary Forests, Primates, Protected Areas, Rainforest Agriculture, Rainforest Animals, Rainforest Biodiversity, Rainforest Conservation, Rainforest Destruction, Rainforest Ecological Services, Rainforest Logging, Rainforest Mining, Rainforests, Reptiles, Research, Rivers, Roads, Saving Rainforests, Saving Species From Extinction, Saving The Amazon, Threats To Rainforests, Threats To The Amazon, Timber, Trees, Tropical Forests, Tropical Rivers, Wcs, Wetlands, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Trade, Wildlife Trafficking 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 A new study maps out how disruptive human changes to the environment affect the individual ranges of more than 5,400 mammal, bird and amphibian species around the world.Almost a quarter of the species are threatened by human impacts in more than 90 percent of their range, and at least one human impact occurred in an average of 38 percent of the range of a given species.The study also identified “cool” spots, where concentrations of species aren’t negatively impacted by humans.The researchers say these “refugia” are good targets for conservation efforts. Animals around the globe are losing ground to farming and ranching, and their numbers are dwindling at the hands of human hunters. But the question of where to direct precious resources to protect that biodiversity remains vexing.This week, a team of researchers published a new study with the potential to aid that calculus, for the first time mapping out how disruptive human changes to the environment affect the individual ranges of more than 5,400 mammal, bird and amphibian species around the world.“We’ve provided a framework that conservationists can now use to work out what specific actions they need to be doing in each place,” James Allan, the study’s lead author and a conservation scientist at the University of Queensland in Australia, said in an interview.Clearing for agriculture in Niassa Reserve in Mozambique. Image by James Allan/University of Queensland.Allan and his colleagues began with related research that mapped the “human footprint” around the globe that used a set of eight of “the most harmful pressures humans exert on nature,” they write. These pressures encompassed human population density, ranches and farmland, and roads and railways.The team then plotted out these threats in places where they’re known to diminish the ability of a species to survive in 30-by-30-kilometer (18.6-by-18.6-mile) grids. In all, the scientists looked at 5,457 animal species classified as near threatened, vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered by the IUCN.The analysis, published March 12 in the journal PLoS Biology, reveals that 84 percent of the land on Earth has at least one of these threats. For 23 percent of species — more than 1,200 types of animals — these threats occur in more than 90 percent of their range. And for 7 percent of the species, deleterious human impacts are present throughout the entire area they inhabit. If we don’t move to protect these species, the authors caution, they’re likely to disappear completely.Cumulative human impacts on threatened and near-threatened terrestrial vertebrates. Image courtesy of Allan et al., 2019.The study flags key “hotspots” where conditions for many resident species are dire, as well as “cool spots” where lots of species live unencumbered by human impact.Nearly two decades ago, research published in Nature first identified “biodiversity hotspots” in places where wide ranges of species were losing substantial chunks of their habitat. Building on that “incredibly important piece of work,” this new study allows scientists and conservationists to probe more deeply into a broader range of threats, such as “the insidious hunting that occurs below the canopy,” Allan said.The results showed at least one human impact occurred in an average of 38 percent of the range of a given species. In general, the most threatened animals — those tagged as critically endangered by the IUCN — faced threats across higher proportions of their ranges.Giraffes walking near an oil rig. Image by Paul Mulondo/The Wildlife Conservation Society.Piero Visconti, an ecologist at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna, who was not part of the study team, said it was “remarkable” that the current paper matched the 2000 Nature study in identifying critical hotspots where lots of species face threats, including the rainforests of Southeast Asia and parts of the Brazilian Amazon.“It means that all the conservation interventions that have been going on — it was well-invested money,” Visconti told Mongabay. “But clearly there is need for more because if they’re still ‘hot,’ it means that we haven’t done the job.”He called the new analysis by Allan and his colleagues that identified these hotspots “valuable” and “insightful,” and added, “In terms of informing conservation interventions, this is probably a first step to identify which places just have a lot of species that are impacted.”Roads and railways were among the threats included in the analysis. Image by Richard Moller.The researchers also found that the ranges of more than one-third of the species in the study were not impacted by the eight threats, though the scientists caution that that they may still be affected by other human activities. In certain “cool” spots, high concentrations of these unaffected species turned up.Several of these cool locations made sense: the temperate forests of North America, for example, or the Arctic tundra. But much of the island of Borneo, as well as other parts of Indonesia and peninsular Malaysia — areas that are also home to many species that are impacted by humans — show up somewhat perplexingly as cool.The authors explain that these places are packed with high numbers of species in general, and threats affect different species differently. A fence might be “catastrophic” for a small mammal or an amphibian, Allan said, but that alone wouldn’t likely affect a migrating bird.Slash-and-burn agriculture in Mozambique. Image by James Allan/University of Queensland.Visconti voiced concerns — shared by other scientists, if Twitter is any indication — about how cool locations might be interpreted by decision-makers working out where to direct conservation efforts or looking to place new infrastructure developments. Would they make the assumption that the cool locations are also places with intact habitat? That might be the case in some spots, but not in others.“It’s not clear to me exactly what you do, especially in places that are both at the same time a cold spot and a hot spot,” Visconti said.To Allan, the cool spots are a reason for “optimism.” They act as refuges from human impacts (at least for some species), making them promising targets to proactively protect from human impacts, he said.“That’s the simplest, most effective way to do conservation,” Allan said. “We know it works.”Wildlife killed on a road in India’s Western Ghats. Image courtesy of Conservation India.The places where hot and cool overlap, he added, are prime places for both reactive and proactive conservation to simultaneously address the threats already having an impact on species as well as staving off the incursion of new threats.The analysis also revealed that none of the threats is a “game breaker,” Allan said, a sentiment echoed by co-author and University of Queensland ecologist James Watson.“All the threats we mapped can be stopped by conservation action,” Watson, also director of science and research for the Wildlife Conservation Society, said in a statement. “[W]e just need the political will and funding to do it.”A bulldozer in a forest in Indonesia. Image by Bill Laurance.Conservationists also need to focus on improving the available data on threats and species, said Lucas Joppa, a computational ecologist and chief environmental officer at Microsoft, who was not involved in the research.“Overall, this study represents an important step forward in understanding threats to species,” Joppa said in an email, adding that it brought “more clarity to this issue.”“There’s still so much work to be done, though, because we have such limited data on both species and threats,” he added. “[E]ven the best global datasets on threats represent only a small fraction of known threats.”Allan said that, as new research becomes available detailing the problems that species face, the team’s research can be updated and applied in new ways.“We’re really open to talking to anyone about it,” he said, “so hopefully others take it in weird directions I can’t even imagine.”Banner image of an African bush elephant in Rwanda by John C. Cannon. John Cannon is a Mongabay staff writer based in the Middle East. Find him on Twitter: @johnccannonCitationsAllan, J. R., Watson, J. E. M., Di Marco, M., O’Bryan, C. J., Possingham, H. P., Atkinson, S. C., & Venter, O. (2019). Hotspots of human impact on threatened terrestrial vertebrates. PLoS Biology, 17(3), e3000158. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000158Myers, N., Mittermeier, R. A., Mittermeier, C. G., Da Fonseca, G. A., & Kent, J. (2000). Biodiversity hotspots for conservation priorities. Nature, 403(6772), 853.Venter, O., Sanderson, E. W., Magrach, A., Allan, J. R., Beher, J., Jones, K. R., … & Levy, M. A. (2016). Sixteen years of change in the global terrestrial human footprint and implications for biodiversity conservation. Nature Communications, 7, 12558.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page.center_img Article published by John Cannonlast_img read more

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Dimaunahan encouragement brings best out of Roi Sumang

first_imgSEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay “I was a bit lost last conference, like I was out of focus,” said Sumang who’s about to have his own family. “Coach Aris is like a father figure, he’s always telling me to be motivated especially since I’m expecting a baby.”“He’s always telling me to focus because I’m not a kid anymore.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ball boys and ball girls keep play flowing at Wimbledon “Coach Aris and my teammates were just giving me the confidence that I need,” said Sumang in Filipino. “On my part, I just want to execute and do my job, the shots are just a bonus for me. I guess I just had a good game.”AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsSumang averaged 8.1 points prior to his outburst and his offensive salvo helped the Elite snap the Hotshots’ five-game winning streak and in turn propel the Elite to the third seed with a 6-3 card.Magnolia, meanwhile, dropped to the fourth seed with a 5-3 record.Sumang added that it was Dimaunahan who constantly motivated him after he struggled in the Philippine Cup.Despite averaging 8.8 points, Sumang had a hard time finding his rhythm shooting just 38 percent from the field.ADVERTISEMENT View comments The Elite hadn’t played a single game in 13 games and they needed someone to give them that bit of boost to shake off that rust.Enter Roi Sumang.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBlackwater’s backup guard lit up for 19 points, on 6-of-11 shooting, while dishing out six assists as the Elite escaped the Hotshots, 104-99, in overtime.Sumang, who scored all of his points in the fourth and overtime periods, said most of what he did was thanks to head coach Aris Dimaunahan and his teammates for constantly pushing him to be better. Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knickscenter_img 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Ukrainian prime minister resigns after recordings published Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MANILA, Philippines—-Coming off a half a month layoff in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Blackwater didn’t have it easy against streaking Magnolia on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughinglast_img read more

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Coalition minority calls for review of VAT on education

first_img– wants committee set up to review private schoolsIn what it calls the “Linden declaration”, the Alliance For Change (AFC) has decided to lobby its coalition partner in central government for the removal of the Value Added Tax (VAT) on private education in 2018.The party also wants a committee to be set up to review private schools.The latest protest against the VAT measureHowever, the AFC wants the removal of the tax measure on private education to take effect in 2018. This comes in the wake of a recently-filed motion by the Opposition to have the VAT repealed with immediate effect. That motion is scheduled to be debated at the May 8 sitting of the National Assembly.The party did explain why it wanted to seek a delayed removal of the tax. According to the AFC in a statement, Budget 2017 had a significant deficit. In addition to citing economic hardships throughout the hemisphere, the party claimed that the reduction of VAT from 16 to 14 per cent resulted in a net revenue loss of $10 billion.“The Alliance For Change is cognisant and understanding of the difficult challenges faced by the APNU/AFC coalition Government in raising revenue to meet the national capital and current expenditures for 2017 at a time when there are difficult economic situations throughout the hemisphere,” the party said.It stated that while the measure could have seen wider consultations, unpopular tax measures were sometimes necessary to meet revenue targets.“The party has listened to those who have been affected by this measure. Having thoroughly reviewed all perspectives and extensively deliberated on the matter, the party accepts that education is a social good and, in ideal circumstances, tuition ought not to attract VAT.“The party recognises that the measure of instituting Value Added Tax on private education tuition has been unpopular and has created some unexpected challenges for some parents of children and adult students attending private educational institutions,” the AFC added.However, it expressed the view that the status of private schools required review. It thus called on the Government of Guyana to set up a task force to look into the matter in advance of the presentation of the Budget 2018 estimates.In addition to weeks of protests in front of major Government buildings, parents had protested in front of AFC headquarters on April 24. Protesters had expressed the hope that the AFC could convince the Government to remove VAT from private school fees.The parliamentary Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) had submitted a motion to the Clerk of the National Assembly calling for the revocation of VAT on education. This came as parents continue to protest the tax imposition.The motion is being moved by former Education Minister Priya Manickchand. In the motion, Manickchand calls for the immediate revocation of the 14 per cent tax on private education.The particulars of the motion state that the impact of the onerous budgetary measures has caused great consternation and anxiety for parents and students and the future of students’ rights to access education of their choice, inclusive of private education, as provided for in the Constitution.It is expected that the AFC will be put to the test when the time comes to vote on the motion to remove VAT, since it has expressed support to the frustrated citizens who have to pay the tax on education.HypocrisyMeanwhile, veteran politician and former Government Minister, Dr Leslie Ramsammy has slammed the AFC for its “sheer hypocrisy” on the controversial issue of VAT on education.According to him, the AFC has been resolute in its support for VAT on education. “Every time it counts, and their votes mattered, they voted 100 per cent in favour with President Granger, the Minister of Finance and APNU,” he charged.“With public resentment and rejection at a high, AFC is seeking a way to speak on both sides of their faces. It is abhorrent and it is sheer hypocrisy. But they have one chance to redeem themselves – unequivocally support the PPP’s motion in Parliament to rescind the 14 per cent VAT on education. No “ands, if or buts”. Are the AFC MPs and Cabinet Members hypocrites? If the cap fits, they must wear it,” Dr Ramsammy posited.He noted that with universal public outrage against VAT on education, “AFC is twirling in the wind, twisting like the American pretzel to find a way out of this political quagmire.” He further noted that the AFC voted for VAT on education not once, not twice, not three times, but at least four times.“The AFC voted for approval of the budget estimates at Cabinet before Budget 2017 reached Parliament. When they did so, they knowingly — willingly, without reservation — approved 14 per cent VAT on education,” Dr Ramsammy declared.Meanwhile, the anti-VAT on education protests are scheduled to continue Thursday in front of the Ministry of the Presidency.last_img read more

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Juventus to beat Arsenal and Liverpool to Barcelona defender

first_imgJuventus are closing in on Liverpool and Arsenal target Martin Montoya, according to reports in Italy.The two Premier League rivals are long-term admirers of the right-back, and have watched his situation at Barcelona closely.The 23-year-old was once considered the long-term replacement for Dani Alves at Barca but his progress has soured due to a lack of game time.Brendan Rodgers’ side and the Gunners were two clubs hoping to capitalise on his desire to leave the club but now it has been suggested that Juve are winning the race to land him.According to Sportmediaset, the Italian TV station, representatives from the Italian club have been given the green light to try and conclude a deal.However the price remains a sticking point with Barcelona holding out for his full £15m release clause while Juventus are hoping to land him for around half of that. Martin Montoya 1last_img read more

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Pedestrian killed by limo

first_imgVAN NUYS – A man in his 30s was killed after a limousine hit him, authorities said today. The crash occurred at 11:11 last night on Victory Boulevard, west of Hazeltine Avenue, police said. The unidentified victim was struck by the limo as he crossed Victory Boulevard outside a crosswalk. The driver, who was alone in the vehicle, was questioned and released. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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Castro’s health luck runs out

first_imgHAVANA – When Fidel Castro was 10, he nearly died of appendicitis. Since then, he has survived military assaults and even poisoned cigars and milkshakes. Now, two weeks shy of his 80th birthday, surgery has sidelined the leader of Cuba’s revolution. After a life filled with near-death experiences, the intestinal bleeding that forced Castro to hand over power and undergo “a complicated surgical operation” could be one of the closest calls yet for the true survivor. A statement attributed to Castro on Tuesday said he was in good spirits but made clear his condition was touch and go. “I cannot make up positive news,” he was quoted as saying. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.The current crisis follows a lifetime of close shaves. In April 1948, Castro joined throngs in Bogota, Colombia, to protest creation of the Organization of American States. The rioting spun out of control, and the 21-year-old Castro took refuge in the Cuban Embassy as the army began hunting down leftists. During his university days in gangster-ridden Havana, Castro’s political activities against the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista were risky enough that he began carrying a gun. On July 26, 1953, Castro launched what many would later call a suicidal attack on the Moncada military barracks in Cuba’s eastern city of Santiago. Though it became the symbolic start of the Cuban revolution, the assault failed miserably. After a series of surprises and miscalculations, Castro called off the mission – and was almost left to fend for himself, according to Santiago historian Manuel Pevida. “All of a sudden he was all alone, just standing there in the street in front of the barracks,” said Pevida, also a Communist Party official. “Everyone in his group had left, but those in the final car realized he wasn’t with them and turned back and picked him up.” In all, 61 comrades were killed in the assault or the ensuing crackdown. Good luck seemed to consistently accompany the young Castro. A few days after the Moncada assault, a lieutenant named Pedro Sarria, sent to capture the attackers, found Castro asleep on the floor of a peasant hut in the hills above Santiago. The lieutenant recognized Castro, but kept his identity from patrols that might have killed him. And instead of delivering him to the Moncada barracks, where the army was torturing and killing his comrades, Sarria put Castro in a city jail where the presence of journalists made it tricky for authorities to make the rebel leader “disappear.” “Sarria saved his life,” said Modesta Coya Garcia, a guide at the farmhouse outside Santiago where Castro gathered his men before the Moncada attack. Despite early brushes with death, Castro continued to take risks. After an amnesty freed him from prison, he formed a rebel army in Mexico, then returned to Cuba on a crowded yacht that nearly sank in a storm. The vessel, named Granma, landed in the wrong spot, and of 82 rebels aboard, only 12 survived the landing and initial skirmishes with Batista’s forces in December 1956. In battles in the eastern mountains of the Sierra Maestra, Castro came close to capture several times. Castro’s rebel army ousted Batista on Jan. 1, 1959. Once in power, Castro’s luck continued – to the chagrin of U.S. officials furious with Cuba’s move toward communism. The CIA began training Cuban exiles for the Bay of Pigs invasion and plotting Castro’s assassination. Castro was on the battlefield during the 1961 invasion, in which more than 150 Cuban defenders died, but was unhurt. Within 72 hours Cuba defeated the invaders, capturing more than 1,000 of them in what became a colossal embarrassment for the United States. Later plans to assassinate Castro were dramatic, original – and ultimately unsuccessful. More than 30 plots included poisoning his cigars, recruiting a former young German lover and hiding a gun in a TV camera. One plot took place in the cafeteria of the Habana Libre hotel, where Castro often went for milkshakes in the mid-1960s, according to the book “Fidel: A Critical Portrait.” In the book, Tad Szulc quotes former Cuban Interior Minister Ramiro Valdes as saying the CIA hired a young hotel worker to slip a poison pill into Castro’s milkshake. The young man hid the pill in the refrigerator and waited for Castro to show up. “The capsule was frozen and it broke, and the man couldn’t slip it into the milkshake. It seems he was very nervous,” Szulc quoted Valdes as saying. Good luck seems to run in the family: Castro’s younger brother, Raul, also survived the Moncada assault, the near-sinking of the Granma and guerrilla battles in the Sierra Maestra. Yet detractors say the 75-year-old Raul lacks the strength and charisma that Fidel has used to hold together a communist Cuba. And as he takes command of the island, they wonder: Could he possibly be as much of a political survivor as his brother?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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Sala’s former boss ‘collapsed’ after hearing Cardiff man’s plane disappeared

first_imgMissing Emiliano Sala’s former manager collapsed after hearing the Cardiff striker’s plane had disappeared.Olivier Frapolli was managing Orleans in France’s third division when Sala joined on loan from Bordeaux in 2012 and has been left devastated by the 28-year-old’s plight. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won gameday cracker huge blow whoops Sala thrived under Frapolli at Orleans, scoring 19 goals in 37 games as the club finished eighth in the Championnat National.Frapolli recalls that the Argentine was a fans’ favourite and always had a smile on his face.He added: “I saw Emi for the first time when he was playing for the second team of Bordeaux.“I loved his game because he was a striker who was combative and generous on the pitch.“Emi didn’t speak French very well, he was a shy character but always had a smile on his face.“At the end of our season, he was the fans’ most popular player.” Sala, who joined Cardiff for £15million from Nantes last week, booked his own private flight to Wales and was one of two people on board when it went missing over the Channel Islands on Monday night.Frapolli is now managing French minnows Boulogne and told talkSPORT: “I learned the sad news on Tuesday before training with my team and I collapsed because Emi was a good boy who was so engaging.“I’m so sad and I pray for Emi and his family.”No traces of the plane have yet been found despite an extensive search effort, involving numerous lifeboats and aircraft.Chief officer of Channel Islands Air Search, John Fitzgerald, says there is “no hope” of finding Sala or the pilot alive. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 SORRY revealed Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 2center_img Emiliano Sala’s flight disappeared over the English Channel on Monday night BEST OF 2 predicted Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest football news Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Sala earned his dream move to the Premier League with Cardiff after scoring 13 goals in 21 appearances for Nantes earlier this season.Today, he would have been training with his new team-mates in preparation for his debut against Arsenal.Frapolli added: “I’m sure the Cardiff fans would’ve appreciated him because he was a combative player.“Emi was a good player, a good striker with a top mentality.” getty latest RANKED Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Olivier Frapolli gave Emiliano Sala his first real taste of regular football last_img read more

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Road at Killea opens following three-car collision

first_imgThe road between Killea and Derry has reopened against following a road traffic collision this evening.The R237 was closed for around an hour following the collision, involving three vehicles, just outside Killea village.No serious injuries have been reported and the road has since reopened.  Road at Killea opens following three-car collision was last modified: February 8th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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UX Win: LinkedIn Account Password Change

first_imgNo one should have to go through that annoying experience! Especially when a designer can take the time to understand the problem and provide a helpful solution. Wouldn’t it be easier for everyone if you were told what the password requirements were, before you entered the new password?And that’s what I discovered when I recently updated my LinkedIn password on desktop. Which is why I’m giving them a shoutout as my UX Win for this month. LinkedIn Account Password ChangeTo change your password on LinkedIn in a desktop browser, you log in to your account and visit the Login and security page. In the Change password section, you take these steps:Select changeEnter your current passwordA prompt displays with password requirements: it must be eight characters, including one number or special character. Passwords can’t contain your name, email address or phone number.Enter your new password, twiceSave your new passwordYou’re done! Treat Users With RespectWhat stands out for me about LinkedIn’s change password process: they treat their users with respect, explaining upfront what the password requirements are. They don’t waste time inviting the user to change their password, only for the user to receive a warning message that the password is in the incorrect format. Or uses wrong characters or length. LinkedIn’s message is clear and concise. Passwords need to be at least eight characters long. And they can’t use your name, email or phone number.No one should have to waste time trying to figure out what password requirements are. As with the Get Together signup form in last month’s UX win shoutout, I could argue that the second password confirmation field isn’t needed. But that’s another discussion. SummaryChanging an account password doesn’t need to be an annoying task for users, if designers focus on the user.I was glad LinkedIn:Designed a change password process that was fastProvided clear, concise info on password requirements upfront, before the user created their passwordThank you, LinkedIn for creating a straightforward change password process. Personally, I hope more online services and products follow their lead! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedUX Win: Get Together Signup FormImagine you’re signing up for a new online service and their signup form is asking for your username and password. Seems pretty straightforward, right? You enter your preferred username and use an online password generator to add your secure password with letters, numbers, and symbols. And select their Signup button.…In “User experience”How to Transfer a Password SecurelyHave you ever needed to share some private information, but needed to make sure it was shared securely? Maybe you had to test something quickly, but didn’t need to maintain the password? Or, perhaps you had a sensitive message, private link, or password you wanted to share with one person?…In “Internet”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: August 29, 2015In this week’s roundup of web design and development resources, you’ll learn about the beta Learning Design System launched this week, find out what to consider when outsourcing video accessibility, discover a great toolbox for the WordPress developer, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish…In “Web design & development links” I don’t know about you, but I get a feeling of dread when I need to change an account password. Why?Because of years of receiving warning messages for submitting my new password incorrectly. With no indication of what characters the password must contain.Who hasn’t received messages similar to: Your password must be at least 10 characters long, but not longer than 18 charactersYou cannot use %, ^, or & in your password. The only accepted special characters are *, $, and +You must use at least three upper case letters and two lower case letters in your passwordlast_img read more