Photos: Meet the 2018 ‘Green Oscars’ winners

first_imgThe six winners of 2018 Whitley Award are Munir Virani of Kenya; Shahriar Caesar Rahman of Bangladesh; Kerstin Forsberg of Peru; Dominique Bikaba of the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Anjali Chandraraj Watson of Sri Lanka; and Olivier Nsengimana of Rwanda.Each recipient was awarded £40,000 ($56,000) in project funding over one year at an awards ceremony held at the Royal Geographic Society in London, U.K., on April 25.A seventh conservationist, Pablo “Popi” Garcia Borboroglu from Argentina, who won the Whitley Award in 2010, received the Whitley Gold Award for his commitment to safeguarding the world’s penguin species. Six conservationists received the conservation world’s “Green Oscars” at an awards ceremony at the Royal Geographic Society in London, U.K., on April 25.The Whitley Award, granted by the U.K.-based charity Whitley Fund for Nature, honors local environmental heroes who work in grassroots nature conservation, often facing “humanitarian, environmental and political challenges in the projects they undertake.” This year marks 25 years of the prestigious award.The six winners were chosen from a pool of over 136 applicants from 48 countries. Each recipient was awarded £40,000, or about $56,000, in project funding over one year, according to a press release from the Whitley Fund for Nature.A seventh conservationist, Pablo “Popi” Garcia Borboroglu from Argentina, recipient of the 2010 Whitley Award, won the Whitley Gold Award for his commitment to safeguarding the world’s penguin species. The Whitley Gold Award is given to an “exceptional Whitley Award alumnus for outstanding contribution,” and includes a £60,000 ($84,000) project prize.Shahriar Caesar Rahman, who won the 2018 Whitley Award for his work in Bangladesh, said at the award ceremony: “Tonight, I would like to share this award with the local communities who have shared with me their homes, their wisdom, and their trust. And to them I say, I will not let them down.”2018 Whitley Award winners from left to right: Shahriar Caesar Rahman, Anjali Chandraraj Watson, Kerstin Forsberg, Pablo ‘Popi’ Garcia Borboroglu, Munir Virani, Dominique Bikaba, Olivier Nsengimana. Image courtesy of Whitley Fund for Nature.Meet the 2018 Whitley Award winners:Munir Virani, KenyaA former cricketer, Munir Virani is now vice president of The Peregrine Fund, a non-profit group that works to conserve birds of prey around the world. Virani focuses on saving endangered vultures in Africa’s Serengeti-Mara ecosystem.Virani’s team works to eradicate poisoning of vultures, a major cause of their decline across Africa. When big cats like lions kill livestock, pastoralists sometimes lace carcasses with poison in retaliation, hoping to reduce predator numbers. Vultures, which scavenge on carcasses, often become collateral damage. In just the Maasai Mara, vultures have declined by 50 percent over 30 years, in large part due to poisoned bait, according to BirdLife International. Virani’s work helps ensure that these birds remain an integral part of the African savanna.Munir Virani focuses on saving endangered vultures in Africa’s Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. Image courtesy of Whitley Fund for Nature.Vultures often become collateral damage when livestock herders poison carcasses to reduce conflict with predators. Image courtesy of Whitley Fund for Nature.Virani’s team is training conservation leaders among the communities to help monitor and protect vultures. Image courtesy of Whitley Fund for Nature.Shahriar Caesar Rahman, BangladeshShahriar Caesar Rahman, co-founder of the non-profit Creative Conservation Alliance, is working to preserve Asia’s largest tortoise in the remote Chittagong Hill tracts (CHT), on the border between Bangladesh and Myanmar.Rahman’s team not only rediscovered the Asian giant tortoise (Manouria emys), previously thought to be extinct, but also found a new species of forest turtle in the CHT. His team has also trained members of indigenous tribes living in the region, many of them former hunters, as biologists. These trained “parabiologists” now help in documenting and protecting the CHT’s wildlife. Rahman’s team has also created a market for the sale of indigenous crafts, reviving cultures that are on the verge of being lost.Read Mongabay’s 2016 interview with Rahman here.Shahriar Caesar Rahman works in the remote Chittagong Hill tracts on the border of Bangladesh and Myanmar. Image courtesy of Whitley Fund for Nature.Former hunter-turned-parabiologists setting up camera traps in remote locations of Chittagong Hill Tracts. Image courtesy of Whitley Fund for Nature.Rahman’s team has created a market for the sale of indigenous crafts. Image courtesy of Whitley Fund for Nature.Kerstin Forsberg, PeruKerstin Forsberg, a marine biologist and founder of the NGO Planeta Océano, is working to conserve giant manta rays (Manta birostris) in Peru.Kerstin’s NGO has lobbied to get manta rays legal protection in Peru. She also works with local fishermen to reduce accidental bycatch of the species as well as take leadership roles in conserving giant manta rays, especially through ecotourism. Her team also engages with youths and other citizen scientists to monitor giant manta ray populations.Kerstin Forsberg is working to conserve giant manta rays in Peru. Image courtesy of Whitley Fund for Nature.Giant manta ray. Image courtesy of Whitley Fund for Nature.Her team engages with children to raise awareness about giant manta rays. Image courtesy of Whitley Fund for Nature.Dominique Bikaba, Democratic Republic of the CongoDominique Bikaba, founder of the NGO Strong Roots, is working to protect and conserve the extremely rare Grauer’s gorilla, also known as the eastern lowland gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri), found only in the mountain forests of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.Mining, poaching and civil unrest pose severe threats to the species. Bikaba’s team hopes to reduce the rapid decline of the gorillas by working with local people to secure a forest corridor that will connect gorilla populations in the Kahuzi-Biega and Itombwe nature reserves. Through his efforts, Bikaba has succeeded in getting communities to agree to commit 3,000 square kilometers (1,160 square miles) of forest for gorilla conservation. At the same time, the team is working to improve local food security to reduce the communities’ dependence on forest resources.Dominique Bikaba is working to protect the Grauer’s gorilla. Image courtesy of Whitley Fund for Nature.The rare Grauer’s gorilla is found only in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Image courtesy of Whitley Fund for Nature.Bikaba’s team is working to improve local food security to reduce the communities’ dependence on forest resources. Image courtesy of Whitley Fund for Nature.Anjali Chandraraj Watson, Sri LankaAnjali Watson, co-founder of the Wilderness & Wildlife Conservation Trust in Sri Lanka, is an ecologist working to foster coexistence between humans and leopards (Panthera pardus kotiya) in the country’s Central Highlands, a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site.Watson’s team trains local communities as “leopard watchers” to help respond to leopards entering villages, and to reduce snaring of the big cats. Her team also engages with tea estate workers and owners in the landscape to participate in conservation via environmental certification schemes. Watson hopes to establish a protected corridor that will connect two reserves in the region and help reduce human-leopard conflict incidents.Anjali Watson is working to protect leopards in Sri Lanka. Image courtesy of Whitley Fund for Nature.Leopard habitats are severely fragmented in Sri Lanka’s Central Highlands because of large tea estates. Image courtesy of Whitley Fund for Nature.Watson’s team engages with tea estate owners to help reduce human-leopard interaction. Image courtesy of Whitley Fund for Nature.Olivier Nsengimana, RwandaVeterinarian Olivier Nsengimana is working to save the endangered grey crowned crane (Balearica regulorum) in Rwanda. The birds are threatened not just by the destruction of their wetland habitats, but also by a booming illegal pet trade, with fewer than 500 grey crowned cranes now surviving in the country.To protect the species, Nsengimana, set up the Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Association (RWCA). With his team, he has registered all captive cranes in Rwanda to ensure that more individuals are not brought into captivity. He also employs his veterinary skills to help rehabilitate these birds to the wild. Nsengimana’s team hopes to train a network of volunteers who will help combat poaching and monitor crane populations. His team will also continue to raise awareness about the bird’s status, and help conserve four wetlands and restore roost sites across the country.Olivier Nsengimana is working to save the endangered grey crowned crane. Image courtesy of Whitley Fund for Nature.The birds are threatened not just by the destruction of their wetland habitats, but also by a booming illegal pet trade. Image courtesy of Whitley Fund for Nature.Nsengimana’s team is raising awareness about the bird’s status. Image courtesy of Whitley Fund for Nature.Pablo ‘Popi’ Garcia Borboroglu, Argentina (Whitley Gold Award winner)Pablo “Popi” Garcia Borboroglu, winner of the 2010 Whitley Award, founded the Global Penguin Society to conserve penguins across their range in the Southern Hemisphere.Borboroglu has a number of achievements to his credit, including the designation of the Blue Patagonia Biosphere Reserve, Argentina’s largest; the protection of more than 31,000 square kilometers (12,000 square miles) of marine and coastal habitat, benefiting 20 penguin colonies; and the creation of a wildlife reserve and an ecotourism plan that helped increase the population of a Magellanic penguin colony in El Pedral, Patagonia, from six pairs in 2008 to more than 2,000 pairs in less than a decade.Pablo “Popi” Garcia Borboroglu won the 2010 Whitley award, and is the 2018 Whitley Gold Award winner. Image courtesy of Whitley Fund for Nature.Borboroglu is working to conserve the world’s penguins. Image courtesy of Whitley Fund for Nature. Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Deforestation, Endangered Species, Environment, Environmental Heroes, Forests, Green, Happy-upbeat Environmental, Indigenous Peoples, Mammals, Marine, Marine Conservation, Oceans, Poaching, Rainforests, Tropical Forests, Wildlife, Wildlife Trade Article published by Shreya Dasguptacenter_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 overSponsoredlast_img read more

PBA: Alaska ousts NLEX, sets up playoff clash vs ‘extended family’ Phoenix

first_imgTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy 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 award Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart The Alaska Aces are moving on to the quarterfinals. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–Alaska coach Alex Compton rhapsodized about having been given a chance to even compete for a spot in the playoffs and said he looked to honor the game when they played NLEX.The Aces did just that, beating the Road Warriors, 88-80, to complete the PBA Philippine Cup’s quarterfinal cast as the 8th seed in Friday night’s action at the MOA Arena in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Simon Enciso and Carl Bryan Cruz pumped in 16 points each to help the Aces improve against NLEX, who have beaten them eight times in their last 10 meetings since coach Yeng Guiao assumed the coaching post.“It has been a tough conference for the both of us. I think NLEX is better than the conference they’ve had. But sometimes the cards are dealt in a certain way. It just happened that our hand was a little bit better,” Compton said.NLEX drew 16 markers from Kenneth Ighalo, Bong Galanza chimed in 14 more, while JR Quiñiahan and Poy Erram posted 14 and 13, respectively.The victory may have afforded the Aces—who have had manpower woes and tragic meltdowns during the elimination round—a spot in the quarterfinals, but they will have to go through the eye of the needle once more.Alaska will be facing twice-to-beat Phoenix Pulse, a series that begins this Sunday at the same venue.ADVERTISEMENT ONE chief defends Belingon, Fernandes after controversial bout: ‘They would never cheat to win’ “It’s a steeper, higher mountain,” Compton. “That’s like my second family. Coach Louie? That’s my coach in 1999. Coach Topex? Paulo Bugia used to play for me in Alaska, and he’s their team manager. Jaypee Mendoza? RJ Jazul? And that guy named Calvin Abueva who has pretty big impact on the game.“That’s extended family right there,” he added. “[But] when the ball goes up, no one’s thinking family … we’d see if we could tape-up some wounds. It’s going to be a challenge.”The scores:Alaska 88 – Thoss 21, Enciso 16, Cruz 16, Casio 13, Banchero 4, Baclao 4, Ayaay 4, Racal 3, Exciminiano 3, Teng 2, Potts 2, Pascual 0.NLEX 80 – Ighalo 16, Galanza 14, Quinahan 13, Erram 10, Paniamogan 8, Magat 7, Rios 5, Baguio 3, Paredes 2, Tiongson 2, Taulava 0, Soyud 0, Tallo 0, Lao 0.Quarters: 23-17, 44-25, 73-50, 88-80.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I think the guys battled [well],” Compton said. “I am so proud of the guys’ effort. All you ask is a chance, we had a chance, we took advantage of it, and now we have one more chance.”Alaska held NLEX down to just eight points in the second period behind the all-game brilliance of Sonny Thoss, who finished the game with 21 points and five rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Our defense was fantastic in the first half. Obviously we’re fortunate to get them after playing Magnolia last Wednesday so we had fresher legs,” Compton noted.“Sonny’s been awesome this conference. He’s invigorated. He’s turned back the clock this conference,” he said of his old reliable. “I think when his legs are fresh and playing strong like that, he’s a tough matchup for any big man in the league.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart LATEST STORIES MOST READ ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far View commentslast_img read more

Di Canio luckless as Blues down Sunderland

first_imgThe former Lazio and West Ham forward has taken charge of a team in freefall and their situation is even more perilous after a frustrating afternoon in west London extended their winless to nine matches.Initially it seemed Di Canio was about to mastermind a dream debut as Cesar Azpilicueta’s own goal gave Sunderland a deserved lead on the stroke of half-time.There was no lack of effort from Sunderland, but Di Canio’s luck was out as Matthew Kilgallon’s bizarre own goal handed Chelsea an equaliser and Branislav Ivanovic netted the winner with a strike he knew little about.Di Canio now has six games to prove he hasn’t been cursed after crossing paths with the Black Cats, while Chelsea go into the final weeks of the season in upbeat mood after securing a third successive win in all competitions.A gruelling week that started with an FA Cup triumph against Manchester United and featured a Europa League win over Rubin Kazan, ended with the Blues climbing above Tottenham and Arsenal into third place in the Premier League.All eyes were on Di Canio as he emerged onto the touchline just before kick-off and made a beeline for the Chelsea bench and embraced John Terry, one of the few supportive voices in a torrid week.Di Canio almost enjoyed the perfect start when Stephane Sessegnon escaped some sloppy marking from Ivanovic and fired into the side-netting from a tight angle in the opening moments.It was clear Sunderland’s players were keen to impress Di Canio, but Craig Gardner was fortunate to escape with only a booking after a lunging foul on Senegal striker Demba Ba.Di Canio has never been the shy, retiring type and he paced the touchline with trademark intensity, responding with furious, arm-waving reaction when Sessegnon chose the wrong option.And, with Chelsea alarmingly short of energy and invention, Di Canio’s team were rewarded in the 45th minute.When Adam Johnson curled an inswinging corner to the near post, John O’Shea flicked goalwards and Spanish right-back Azpilicueta responded with a rushed clearance that flashed into the roof of his own net.Rafael Benitez responded by sending on Fernando Torres for Ba at half-time and the Spanish striker made an immediate impact as Chelsea drew level in the 47th minute.With his first touch, Torres surged away down the left flank before cutting inside and picking out Oscar with a fine pass. The Brazilian’s woeful first touch allowed Simon Mignolet to save, but the rebound cannoned off the goalkeeper’s leg onto Kilgallon, who could only watch in despair as the ball hit his leg and trickled into the unguarded net.Di Canio hardly had time to digest that misfortune when Sunderland fell behind to another moment of rank bad luck eight minutes later.David Luiz’s shot from the edge of the area was struck with power, but appeared to lack the accuracy to beat Mignolet, until Serbian defender Ivanovic stuck a leg out and inadvertantly diverted past the wrong-footed keeper.The fates were conspiring against Di Canio and, despite their game efforts, Sunderland lacked the cutting edge to salvage the situation.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, April 7 – Chelsea ruined Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio’s debut as the controversial Italian was left to rue his new side’s misfortune in a 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.Di Canio’s appointment as Martin O’Neill’s successor last weekend was greeted with a storm of negative headlines about his extremist right-wing political views, but more worrying for Sunderland fans was the decision to thrust a volatile character with no top-flight managerial experience into a relegation dogfight.last_img read more

Number crunched

first_imgThis number-crunching may be boring, but it’s important. And public-policy needs – not how many hits data pages generate on the Census Bureau’s Web site – should dictate how those data are collected. IN a world where they have to compete with Paris Hilton and “The Sopranos,” data as wonky and dry as census statistics aren’t going to garner much attention. And that’s a shame for the San Fernando Valley. Because, citing a lack of interest, the U.S. Census Bureau wants to stop breaking down data by Census County Divisions, or CCDs – the regional grouping under which Valley-specific data are collected. Why should anyone care? Well, because until last year, the Valley was never treated as its own region, but was dumped in with the rest of L.A. So when the feds dished out money, the Valley’s take would be based on L.A.’s needs, not its own. But after five years of local lobbying, the feds gave the Valley its own CCD. 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

Good news for Manchester United over Kevin Strootman

first_imgRoma star Kevin Strootman has rubbished claims his career is at risk.talkSPORT told you last month about concerns raised by former Roma doctor Mario Brozzi regarding Strootman’s knee surgery in January 2015.Brozzi argued that the operation “did not go perfectly” and suggested he may never recover, throwing into doubt the possibility of a much-talked about move to Manchester United for the midfielder.The 25-year-old has been riddled with knee injuries for the past 18 months, with a similar problem forcing him to go under the knife in 2014 and ruling him out of the World Cup in Brazil.Strootman, however, has hit back at Brozzi’s claim, insisting he has not suffered another setback and is on course to be fit for the start of next season.He wrote on his Twitter page: “Contrary to reports in the media I am back in training and working hard on my comeback.“Please don’t believe people who have never seen me in their lives, but just follow the social pages of me and AS Roma where we will keep you updated on my progress.“Just for the record, I’m right on schedule to be back when pre-season starts.” 1 Kevin Strootman last_img read more

The 30 clubs behind England’s 2017 World Cup and Euro youth glory this summer

first_img 20 Manchester United contributed three players to England’s youth teams 20 Wolverhampton Wanderers contributed two players to England’s youth teams 20 20 20 Arsenal contributed five players to England’s youth teams Derby County contributed two players to England’s youth teams Middlesbrough contributed two players to England’s youth teams 20 Reading contributed three players to England’s youth teams Everton contributed eight players to England’s youth teams 12 clubs all contributed one player to England’s summer success. Click right to see which clubs contributed the most players to England’s summer glory – England won the U20 World Cup, the U19 Euros and the U18-20 Toulon Tournament, as well as finishing runners up (on penalties) in the U17 Euros and losing to eventual champions Germany, on penalties, in the U21 Euros. AFC Wimbledon, Leeds United, Brentford, Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United, Ipswich Town, Charlton Athletic, Huddersfield Town, Hull City, Swansea City, and Norwich City, all had one player involved in England’s age-level success this summer. 20 20 Manchester City contributed eight players to England’s youth teams Aston Villa contributed two players to England’s youth teams England’s youth sides have seen plenty of action this summer, and been pretty successful too.It started well when our Under-17 reached the final of the European Championships, before losing to Spain on penalties. But our Under-20 side went one better, winning the World Cup, beating Venezuela in the final.Just when you thought it couldn’t get much better, our Toulon Tournament side, made up from Under-18s, Under-19, and Under-20s, won that competition too.The Under-21s weren’t quite so fortunate, losing on penalties to Germany in the semi-finals of the European Championship, while our Under-19s triumphed in their own European Championship.That makes it three tournament wins out of five, one finalist, and another semi-finalist, which is not bad at all.But which football teams contributed the most players? Click the right arrow above to find out… 20 20 Bournemouth contributed two players to England’s youth teams Fulham contributed three players to England’s youth teams 20 Leicester City contributed four players to England’s youth teams 20 20 20 20 Liverpool contributed three players to England’s youth teams 20 20 Southampton contributed six players to England’s youth teams Nottingham Forest contributed two players to England’s youth teams Tottenham Hotspur contributed six players to England’s youth teams 20 Newcastle United contributed three players to England’s youth teams 20 20 Chelsea contributed 20 players to England’s youth teams West Ham United contributed two players to England’s youth teams last_img read more

Experience helps pair fire up Grille

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmatesESTABLISHED: We took over in 2006.NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: NineDESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: We’re an established neighborhood diner serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have American cuisine, great prices on a variety of egg dishes, sandwiches, salads, full dinners, homemade desserts, beer and wine.IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? YesWHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? As part of an ongoing business plan based on 15 years experience in the restaurant business. BUSINESS NAME: The Magnolia GrilleBUSINESS ADDRESS: 10530 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601PHONE: (818) 766-8698OWNERS: Rodolfo Maravilla and Roberto Salcedo WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? I saw potential over time and exchanged ideas with other businessmen.HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? Two years.WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? Exchanged ideas and experiences with previous owners.WHAT WERE YOUR START-UP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? $230,000. We refinanced one of our houses.WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? Our family. All of them work in the restaurant business.WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? Nothing.WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? More than $350,000.WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? To run a successful family restaurant that contributes to the community and that future generations of guests will continue to enjoy our great food at affordable prices.To be considered for a small business profile, you should have fewer than 10 employees and be locally based. For a free profile questionnaire, call (818) 713-3677.160Want 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

Polygamist leader faces trial as rape accomplice

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ST. GEORGE, Utah – A polygamist church leader accused of forcing a 14-year-old girl to marry an older cousin in 2001 was ordered Thursday to stand trial on charges of rape by accomplice. Warren Jeffs, 51, pleaded not guilty in state court. The leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints could face up to life in prison if convicted. A trial was set for April 23. Prosecutors said the girl had no choice but to obey Jeffs. Judge James Shumate said the girl “expressed her disdain, reluctance, opposition and total dislike of sexual relations.” Now age 20, she was not in the courtroom Thursday. She has testified that she felt “completely trapped and defeated” during a ceremony at a Nevada motel – the “darkest time of my entire life.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’last_img read more

How a North v South Premier League All-Star game could look

first_img Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 25 Heung-Min Son Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January 25 latest gameday cracker SUBS: Lukasz Fabianski (West Ham United), Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur), Felipe Anderson (West Ham United), Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotpsur), Callum Wilson (AFC Bournemouth), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars RB: Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 25 The NBA All-Star game is a huge part of the American sporting calendar huge blow 25 SORRY MOST READ IN FOOTBALL 25 CM: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) 25 25 deals 25 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RB: Kyle Walker (Manchester City) Getty RW: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Charlie Daniels 25 Cesar Azpilicueta CB: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) Harry Kane James Tarkowski tense David De Gea 25 CM: Paul Pogba (Manchester United) Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT CF: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) 25 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 25 25 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ CM: Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers) LW: Richarlison (Everton) Andrew Robertson Richarlison CF: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) 25 Sergio Aguero CF: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) Dele Alli 25 25center_img 25 tense 25 REVEALED shining 25 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion CB: James Tarkowski (Burnley) Virgil van Dijk 25 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gameday cracker Hugo Lloris 25 Mohamed Salah Here at, we have assembled two teams from the north (and Midlands) and the south in a 4-4-2 formation and tried to spread the distribution of players as evenly as possible.Scroll down to see who made the potential lineups and let us know who you think would win.NORTH XIGK: David De Gea (Manchester United) LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS The North starting XI 25 RW: Heung-Min Son (Tottenham Hotspur) no dice REVEALED Kyle Walker CB: Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) Toby Alderweireld Lewis Dunk CB: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur) The South starting XI Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card LB: Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) 25 The NBA All-Star game dominated the weekend’s sporting action in America this weekend as the best in the game went head-to-head at the Spectrum Center in North Carolina.The team led by LeBron James was able to defeat Team Giannis 178-164 at the All-Star Weekend, which included musical performances from J-Cole and Meek Mill during half time as well. Lucas Torreira getty SUBS: Ederson (Manchester City), John Stones (Manchester City), Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton), David Silva (Manchester City), James Maddison (Leicester City), Leroy Sane (Manchester City), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT CM: Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) Paul Pogba LB: Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) 25 SOUTH XIGK: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur) LW: Eden Hazard (Chelsea) whoops 25 CF: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) One of the most exciting and fun-filled weekends in the sporting calendar, there was also the Slam Dunk Contest, the Skills Challenge and the Rising Stars game for fans to indulge in across the three-day event.For English football fans, such an event can only be dreamed about as the Premier League have never even considered putting on an event of this magnitude.The NBA teams are chosen by fans, players and members of the media voting to decide each starting line-up, with the Western Conference and the Eastern Conference squaring off.However, the question has always been posed; how would the contest play out if a team from the north played a team from the south? huge blow Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Raheem Sterling REPLY Ruben Neves revealed Eden Hazard last_img read more

Updated: Man in 70s confirmed dead in Fintown fire

first_imgA man in his 70s has died following a housefire in Fintown.Two units of the Donegal Fire Service from Glenties and Dungloe attended the fire at a house in the Ballinamore area.A passer-by alerted the fire service to the blaze which happened around 2pm this afternoon. Firefighters managed to get into the house and took the man from the building.However, it is understood he was pronounced dead at the scene.Nobody else was injured in the blaze.Gardai have not released the name of the man until all family members have been notified. Updated: Man in 70s confirmed dead in Fintown fire was last modified: March 9th, 2017 by StephenShare 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) Tags:deaddonegalFintownfirelast_img read more