Photos: India’s rarest crocodile, the gharial

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Critically endangered, fewer the 2500 adult gharials remain in the wild. Credit: Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS Gharials swing their snouts through the water to feed on fresh fish. Credit: Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS 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 Article published by Rhett Butler Mouse deer live alongside the Indian gharial at Bronx Zoo’s Jungle World. Credit: Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS The juveniles at the Bronx Zoo will continue to grow with older males approaching 20 feet in length. Credit: Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS Gharials are fish-eating crocodiles. Credit: Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS Indian gharials are fish-eating crocodiles.These reptiles are classified as critically endangered by the IUCN Red List.WCS recently imported eight young gharials from the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust Center for Herpetology under a conservation partnership.These gharials are on display at the Bronx Zoo. The Bronx Zoo’s wild animal keeper sends out a special call, and eight of the most critically endangered animals on earth take a break from basking to scoot up the banks for their breakfast. The young gharials, Gavialis gangeticus, swing their slender snouts through the water and feed on their favorite food—fresh fish.These bizarre-looking crocodilians are perfectly adapted for fishing with 106-110 needle-sharp teeth and long, thick tails topped with spikes that propel them across the pool. Among the largest of the crocodilian species, these juveniles at the zoo will continue to grow with older males approaching 20 feet in length. As the males mature, they will develop a large, bulbous growth on the end of their snouts called a ghara (the Hindi word for small pot) hence the name “gharial.” The ghara is used for both a visual signal to other gharials and in producing loud sounds for communication.Gharials swing their snouts through the water to feed on fresh fish. Credit: Julie Larsen Maher ©WCSThe juveniles at the Bronx Zoo will continue to grow with older males approaching 20 feet in length. Credit: Julie Larsen Maher ©WCSIn the wild, these fish-eating crocodiles are in trouble, suffering chronic long term and rapid short term declines due to human activities according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Historically, their parts (penis and fat, in particular) were used in traditional medicine. And habitat loss, overfishing, and agricultural development have decimated their numbers. Once found in 5 countries, today fewer the 2500 adults remain and 80 percent of those are found in the Chambal River of Northern India. Projects are underway to learn more about their ecology including their seasonal migrations within river systems and key breeding and nesting areas.It is critical to conserve those that remain.Gharials are fish-eating crocodiles. Credit: Julie Larsen Maher ©WCSYou can learn more about gharials and their behavior from Bronx Zoo Curator of Herpetology Don Boyer and Bronx Zoo Wild Animal Keeper Andrew Kathriner via their posts gharial dads and gharial day care on WCS’s Wild View photo blog.last_img read more

Jakarta floods spark renewed calls for stronger environmental protection

first_imgDegraded Lands, Disasters, Ecological Restoration, Environment, Flooding, Freshwater Ecosystems, Land Use Change, Mudslides, Rivers Environmental activists in Indonesia have renewed calls for the government to strengthen regulations to protect the environment following the recent massive flooding that hit the country’s capital and surrounding areas.Record rainfall and years of accumulated environmental degradation combined to create one of the deadliest floods in recent years in Jakarta.A group of lawyers and residents affected by the flooding say they plan to file a class-action lawsuit against the Jakarta administration for its negligence and inability to prevent and deal with the disaster.More heavy rains and strong winds are forecast to continue into mid-February, while authorities carry out cloud-seeding attempts to minimize rainfall hitting urban areas. JAKARTA — The recent deadly flooding in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta and nearby cities has renewed calls from activists for the government to strengthen environmental protection and boost efforts to adapt to the impacts of climate change.Record-breaking rainfall across Southeast Asia’s largest metropolitan area on New Year’s Day caused massive flooding and landslides in much of Jakarta and its satellite cities. Authorities attributed the disaster to the volume of the water and years of environmental degradation that have silted up rivers and reduced their capacity to absorb runoff.While flooding is an annual event in the region around this time of year, this year’s is one of the deadliest in recent years, with nearly 70 people killed, 35,000 forced to leave their homes, and more than half a million more affected. Most of the evacuees have returned to their homes as of Jan. 7.More than 35,000 people across the Greater Jakarta area were displaced after heavy flooding on New Year’s Day. Image courtesy of the Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency.Environmental activists say the disaster should be a strong wake-up call for the Indonesian government to strengthen regulations that protect the ecosystem and beef up efforts to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate crisis.“The awareness [of climate crisis] must be translated into correcting the fundamental paradigm and goals of our economic policies which have failed us [and helped] create ecological disaster with massive losses,” Khalisah Khalid, the policy coordinator at the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi), told Mongabay Indonesia.She cited President Joko Widodo’s plans to trim regulations and permits pertaining to environmental protection, such as impact analyses and building permits, to attract foreign investment in an effort to boost the country’s sluggish economic growth.“The people must also start being critical of development plans or projects that threaten their living space,” Khalisah said.In Banten, a province on the western outskirts of Jakarta, abandoned mining pits collapsed under the heavy rain, triggering landslides that claimed several lives, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB). The site was reportedly operated by state-owned miner Aneka Tambang inside an ostensibly protected area, Gunung Halimun Salak National Park.“I was asked by the president, ‘What was the main cause [for the floods and landslides]?’ The first is land-use change: from forest area, especially conservation area, to plantation, agriculture and mining,” Doni Monardo, the BNPB, told reporters on Jan. 4.Doni said the increasing severity of rains and floods should be a warning for regional governments and businesses to ensure ecological balance in their activities.“Let’s not make huge profit at the cost of huge loss of lives,” he said.Much of Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, and its satellite cities were inundated on New Year’s Day. Image courtesy of the Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency.In Jakarta itself, the city administration is bracing for a class-action lawsuit that lawyers and residents impacted by the flooding say they plan to bring to court. The group, calling itself the Jakarta Flood Victims Advocacy Team, accuses the city government of negligence and incompetence in both preventing and dealing with the flood.Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has come under mounting criticism for cutting the city’s flood mitigation budget every year since he took office in 2017. The budget was reduced to 1.48 trillion rupiah ($107 million) for 2020, down 26% from the 2018 figure. Flood mitigation is a key adaptation strategy to the impacts of rising sea levels as a result of climate change for coastal cities such as Jakarta.Anies has also been slammed over revelations that the 2020 flood mitigation budget was cut largely to fund an upcoming Formula E auto racing event. The city has budgeted 1.6 trillion rupiah ($115 million) for the electric car race, which Anies pitched last year as an effort to boost environmental awareness.“The recent massive flooding happened in part due to the inability and negligence of Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan in preventing and handling the floods which have claimed many lives and caused massive material loss,” said Alvon Kurnia Palma, a lawyer representing the flood victims’ group.If it goes to court, this will be the second-class action lawsuit filed against the Jakarta administration over allegations of inadequate handling of disasters. In 2007, following another deadly flood that killed more than 50 people, a group of flood victims also took the city to court, but lost their lawsuit.Indonesia’s meteorological agency, known as the BMKG, has forecast heavy rains and strong winds to continue into mid-February. The government has been carrying out cloud seeding — spraying salt onto rainclouds in a bid to trigger rainfall — to break up clouds before they reach Jakarta. The practice is often used by authorities to induce rainfall over forest fires during the dry season.The BMKG says it anticipates the cloud seeding may reduce subsequent rainfall volume over the Greater Jakarta area by 30 percent.Another factor for the scale of the flooding is that Jakarta is sinking at a record rate as a result of groundwater extraction. As such, rainwater tends to stagnate in the city rather than wash out to sea quickly.Flooding is one of the main reasons President Widodo wants to relocate the capital to the island of Borneo in the next few years. But some of the same problems dogging Jakarta may appear at the new site, which has experienced heavy deforestation for plantations and mines. The BMKG says the same extreme weather slamming Jakarta is also playing out in Borneo and Sulawesi islands.Indonesia experienced an increase in average temperatures of 1° Celsius (1.8° Fahrenheit) over the past 30 years, according to BMKG. “This might seem little, but the impacts can be severe,” Dwikorita Karnawati, the head of the weather agency, told reporters on Jan. 4.Cars swept away by torrential floodwaters lie piled up in the aftermath of the recent disaster. Image courtesy of the Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency.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. 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 overSponsoredcenter_img Article published by Basten Gokkonlast_img read more

Nets embarrass Heat, lead by 38 before pulling off win

first_imgJosh Richardson scored 19 points and Hassan Whiteside added 17 for Miami. The Heat shot 3 for 26 from 3-point range, and 34 percent from the field overall — the team’s second-worst rate at home in the last 10 years.“We’ve got to be better,” Richardson said.The Heat started on an 8-0 run. That ended their list of achievements for the evening.Brooklyn scored 13 unanswered points, grabbed the lead by the end of the first quarter and never relented.“We weren’t perfect but we were more perfect than the other night,” Atkinson said, referring to Brooklyn’s Wednesday loss at New Orleans. “The challenge for us is to do it more consistently. That’s what we’re searching for.”ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It was the fifth time this season the Heat trailed by as many as 30 in a game — none of the previous margins as big as the 38-pointer the Nets enjoyed in this one.Spoelstra angrily called a timeout in the first quarter when Quincy Acy was left all alone for a 3-pointer, one that cut Miami’s lead to 18-15. Even then, he could see trouble ahead.“That possession was a microcosm of the entire game,” Spoelstra said. “The lack of urgency to get back, to scramble, to make a multiple effort. There’s an open guy, let him shoot. And then those plays just piled up from there.”TIP-INSNets: Brooklyn beat Miami for the first time in the teams’ last seven meetings. … The largest margin of victory in Nets franchise history at Miami, before Friday, was 22 — in 1991. … Harris is the eighth Nets player to have a 20-point game off the bench this season. … The Nets shot 49 percent, and finished with seven players in double figures. They also outrebounded Miami 54-43.Heat: Miami missed a chance to move three games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2015-16 season. The last time the Heat were three games over without Dwyane Wade on the roster was April 18, 2001. … Spoelstra got a technical for arguing with 1:11 left in the third, and his team down by 37. … Miami played 41 home games in 2017, going 27-14.NETS HISTORYThe Nets led by 35 points after three quarters, matching the franchise record for margin in a road game after 36 minutes. The other time it happened was March 13, 1993, when New Jersey was up 104-69 going into the fourth at Phoenix.HEAT INJURIESMiami was again without Justise Winslow, James Johnson, Dion Waiters, Rodney McGruder and Okaro White, all injured. The Heat expect them to all miss Saturday’s game in Orlando as well.UP NEXTNets: Visit Boston on Sunday, ending a five-game trip. 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Brooklyn led by 20 at the half, then pushed the margin to 38 late in the third and beat Miami for the first time since Dec. 28, 2015.“Great job by the guys being ready,” Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson said. “Even at halftime you knew the Heat were going to come out with a lot of energy and we responded again. We didn’t have a bad quarter defensively.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCaris LeVert and Jarrett Allen each had 12 points for the Nets. LeVert added a career-best 11 assists.“I’m speechless about it,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “I don’t know. We will keep on fighting and digging until we figure it out. I can guarantee you that. … We have a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde quality to us that’s extremely perplexing. Sometimes we compete at an extremely high level. You can see it, you can feel it. And then we have these games that are unexplainable.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ Brooklyn Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie (8) shoots between Miami Heat’s Kelly Olynyk (9) and Goran Dragic (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI — Brooklyn took out two years of frustration on Miami, and did it in the span of about two quarters.Joe Harris scored a career-high 21 points, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 18 and Brooklyn simply embarrassed Miami 111-87 on Friday night, matching the biggest win any Nets team ever enjoyed over the Heat.ADVERTISEMENT Heat: Visit Orlando on Saturday, their final game of 2017.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Local NHL draft pick saves drowning boy

first_imgThankfully, no injuries were sustained as a result of the incident. A local Toronto Maple Leaf draft pick is impressing others besides those in the National Hockey League.Tuesday afternoon, Dennis Robertson, a Fort St. John native drafted 173rd overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs and a group of his Brown College team mates, helped save three young swimmers on a Rhode Island Beach.- Advertisement -During an afternoon in the sand, Robertson, a trained lifeguard and a group of fellow hockey players were alerted to some troubles in the water.While two of the players helped bring two swimmers to safety from a rip current, Robertson and three other players set out into the water to help a third person caught much farther out.Robertson and the other players swam approximately 55 meters into the water, proceeding to help a 14 year old boy onto a surfboard. The group then swam to the shore, braving a severe rip current.The Maple Leaf draft pick spoke to the Provincial Journal about the incident, saying “this went the way it’s supposed to go. Things could have gone a lot worse. These guys helped me out a ton. We were lucky the kid was still conscious. It worked out as good as you could have planned it.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Deschamps World Cup warning sparked Giroud switch

first_img“I called Didier Deschamps a week before the end of the transfer window as I needed his opinion,” the 31-year-old striker told TF1.“He encouraged me to change clubs,” added Giroud, who signed an 18-month deal with the English Premier League champions.Giroud has been a consistent part of Deschamps’s plans despite a plethora of attacking talent in France, and the target man has scored 29 goals in 69 France appearances.“You know how attached I am to the national team and I want to play at a World Cup in Russia, which will surely be my last, so I have to give myself the best possible chance,” he said, adding that he “needed a new challenge, a new club”.The man who spearheaded Montpellier’s astonishing Ligue 1 title winning campaign in 2012 said the lure of working with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte determined his destination.“Dortmund were interested but for a loan deal, Sevilla too, my agent even got a call from Roma,” Giroud revealed.“But the choice was clear and obvious once I knew that Antonio Conte wanted to work with me.”With first-choice striker Alvaro Morata sidelined by a back injury, Conte had been in the market for a player with Giroud’s physical presence.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Olivier Giroud has scored 29 goals in 69 appearances for France © AFP/FilePARIS, France, Feb 4 – Olivier Giroud revealed on Sunday his move from Arsenal to Chelsea was motivated by a World Cup warning from France coach Didier Deschamps.Having dropped down the pecking order with Arsene Wenger’s Gunners, Giroud knew he would need to be playing more regularly if he is to convince Deschamps to take him to Russia in June.last_img read more

MULROY COLLEGE TO MAKE A SHOW OF ITSELF – AGAIN!

first_imgRehearsals are now well underway for Mulroy College’s 9th annual variety show. And once again the students from the Milford school are promising to deliver to jaw-dropping performances.Students will take to the stage of An Grianán Theatre on Friday 11th December at 8pm. There is much excitement in the college and the cast and crew are working hard to ensure this year’s show is a huge success.The cast features students from 1st to 6th year . Acts include musical theatre, drama, comedy and dance, with a few festive surprises thrown in !It promises to be a night to remember. Tickets are now on sale from An Grianán Theatre 07491-20777. This show always sells out . Book now to avoid disappointment! MULROY COLLEGE TO MAKE A SHOW OF ITSELF – AGAIN! was last modified: November 26th, 2015 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:donegalMilfordMulroy Collegeshowlast_img read more

Carrigan’s Cycling Group to raise funds for local national schools

first_imgThe Carrigans Cycling Group are having their annual charity cycle and walk this Sunday, 25th September.The event consists of a 40 mile cycle, 10 mile kids cycle and 5k walk.All events start from Main Street, Carrigans at 9.30am. The event is always well supported and raises substantial funds for the chosen charities.This year’s event is in aid of the two local National schools, Monreagh and Coxtown.Carrigan’s Cycling Group to raise funds for local national schools was last modified: September 18th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:carrigans cycling groupcharitynational schoollast_img read more

‘We didn’t lose a friend. We gained an angel’ – Manus Kelly remembered at tribute night

first_imgTHREE iconic rally cars lined up at the door of the Mount Errigal Hotel last night; a familiar scene at the Ballyraine, but this was for a rather more poignant occasion than usual.By Chris McNulty. Pictures by Brian McDaidThe three cars – a Toyota Corolla, a Mk2 Escort and an S12 B Subaru Impreza now known the world over – were reminders of Manus Kelly. Three years running, in 2016, 2017 and 2018, the Glenswilly man, as the winner of the Donegal International Rally, drove that Impreza across the finish ramp, just yards from where it sat last night, at the entry to the Manus Kelly Tribute Night, a function to remember and celebrate the Glenswilly man, who lost his life while competing in the Donegal International Rally.Most of those who filed in took solemn looks at the machines.In 2015, Manus achieved a life’s dream when he drove the Escort to glory in the National Rally, having cut his teeth in the Corolla. The Impreza became the poster car for the Rally and Manus the smiling face of the event.Sadly, a June Sunday this year altered everything forever as Manus lost his life when the Hyundai i20 R5 he was driving left the road on special stage 15, Fanad Head. “Five months ago, our lives flipped upside-down and they’ll never be the same again,” his brother Caolan Kelly told an audience of over 600.“Things are extremely raw and we are dealing with a massive void in our own way. We are fortunate that we have a strong, close family unit that is supporting each other.”A Memorial Trust has been set up in Manus’s honour with a host of auction items last night raising money that will go towards assisting Manus’s wife, Bernie, their children Annie, Mandy, Charlie, Conan and Bella. Manus’s parents, Donal and Jacquline, his sisters Bridgin, Kelda, Ciara and Shannagh and his brothers Donal, Caolan, Teighearnan and Leon, as well as extended family members were in attendance for a night of celebration and reflection.The late Manus Kelly family at the tribute night including Donal and Jacquline sisters Breigeen, Kelda, Ciara and Shannagh brothers Donal, Caolan, Teigharan and Leon. Photo Brian McDaid“Life will never, ever be the same again without him, but I’m staying strong for the kids,” Bernie Kelly said. “It’s tough. Manus was an angel in this world. Everyone loved him. Manus was extra special in so many ways.” Manus won the National Rally in 2015 and the three-in-a-row from 2016-18 with trusted navigator Donall Barrett by his side for all of the triumphs. It was Barrett who sat in the passenger seat on the day of tragedy. “The unthinkable happened when we lost Manus,” Barrett said.“Since that day, reality has been hard to take in.“I have mixed emotions: Complete sadness at what happened, but complete pride to call Manus a friend. Manus gave so much in his short life. He was a special person.” Like the rest of the room, Mandy Kelly grew to admire Manus. He told how he watched with real pride as his father won the Donegal Rally.Donal Barrett with Declan Boyle and Andrew Nesbitt at the Manus Kelly tribute evening.“It made me proud and it was just class to see my own dad win the Donegal Rally three times in a row,” he said. “It was unreal.”Donal Kelly, another brother, thanked the organisers of the night and said the kind messages had been ‘a great comfort to the family’.Reflecting on Manus’s rallying career, Donal singled out Cathal Browne, Mickey Glackin and Paddy Boyle, who had been with Manus since the start.Donal recalled that he had been at Manus’s first ever rally, an event in County Monaghan and, of course, was at his last, the 2019 Donegal International. “He became a hero and all I wanted to do was to fill his boots,” Donal said.“Boy, what a journey it was. What a driver and what a brother.”Bernie Kelly noted how Manus had many ‘teams’ by his side whatever the occasion, from those in MK Rally, through a political journey that saw him elected as a Fianna Fáil County Councillor in May, those in the Glenswilly GAA club who went beyond duty’s call during Manus’s wake and funeral, and his work colleagues at his business, TFS.Bernie paid tribute to Donall Barrett who, she said, Manus ‘adored being in the car with’.Bernie thanked Fr Paddy Dunne, a close friend of the family, and Fr Michael Sweeney from Fanad, who anointed Manus on that fateful June Sunday. Paddy O’Donnell with Bernie and son Manus at on of Manus’ first rally car which was on show tonight at the Mt Errigal Hotel.She said: “Thank God, he didn’t suffer. If there had been a doctor on the fence that day, they wouldn’t have been able to save him. We’re thankful that he didn’t suffer.”The great and the good of Irish rallying were in attendances, including legends such as Andrew Nesbitt, Austin McHale, Declan Boyle, Garry Jennings, Donagh Kelly and Rory Kennedy. “Manus was a man with great charisma and sense of humour, a man of great strength and courage,” Caolan Kelly said. “We are facing every obstacle with the characteristics that made Manus the man he was.“As time goes on, things multiply and get harder. Pulling the duvet up and turning the brain off is a daily struggle.”The evening’s Master of Ceremonies, Charlie Collins – who interviewed a number of guests alongside Oisin Kelly of Highland Radio – put it neatly when he said: ‘There was never a bad word said about him. Not before. And not since.”There was hardly a dry eye in the house as Bernie Kelly mentioned how she was ‘trying to stay strong’ and how Manus’s passing had ‘changed me forever.’She said: “We can’t wait to see the back of 2019. I’m staying strong for the kids and I have a great wee team behind me.“We are not alone. We didn’t lose a friend. We gained an angel.”‘We didn’t lose a friend. We gained an angel’ – Manus Kelly remembered at tribute night was last modified: November 26th, 2019 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)Tags:Donall Barrettdonegal international rallyglenswillyManus Kellylast_img read more

Ronaldo thinks these five players are rivals for Ballon d’Or, no Messi or Neymar

first_img Suarez stunner, Messi breaks record, Big Dunc’s passion and AJ heroics Juventus stars Ronaldo and Ramsey join forces with 10bet for new advert Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Mo Salah has had a record-breaking 2018 with Champions League finalists Liverpool, while Luka Modric recently won FIFA’s ‘The Best’ award after leading Croatia to the World Cup final and winning the Champions League with Real Madrid.Antoine Griezmann, Raphael Varane and Kylian Mbappe were all instrumental to France’s 2018 World Cup win, though Cristiano Ronaldo is still content with his own achievements.“I said many times, winning a sixth Ballon d’Or is not an obsession,” Ronaldo continued.“And I do not ask the question in these terms. I already know, in my heart of hearts, that I am one of the best players in history.” Cristiano Ronaldo has listed the five players who he believes are his rivals for this year’s Ballon d’Or.The Portuguese superstar is hoping to claim the prize for the sixth time in his career, but acknowledges that there is plenty of competition this year. Latest Cristiano Ronaldo News Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Adrian Durham: Ronaldo’s leap is overrated and this Messi header was better AIR TIME What we loved MONEY RANT Despite being locked in a battle with Lionel Messi for football’s most prestigious individual award over the past ten years, Ronaldo isn’t sure the Argentinian will be in the running this time around.When asked who his main rivals are, CR7 told France Football: “The same as usual, even if I don’t know if Messi will be on the podium this time.“So, let’s say Salah, Modric, Griezmann, Varane, Mbappe – the French in general because they are world champions.“But I will wait and see if all these players are still at the top in ten years, like Messi and I have done, and like we continue to do.“Still there, on the podium, since more than ten years.” Solskjaer explains why it’s easy to compare Rashford with Ronaldo center_img ADVICE Partnership Top paid sportsmen of last 30 years revealed as Tyson, Jordan and Messi dominate ker-ching Cristiano Ronaldo has won the award five times ‘Superhuman’ Ronaldo hailed for gravity defying goal with outrageous header Salah compared to Ronaldo and Messi and branded Liverpool’s best goalscorer YOU LOOK FAMILIAR 1 on target THE KING Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move last_img read more

GAA: COUNTY RESULTS

first_imgRTE Raidio na Gaeltachta SFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment07-Aug-2011Gaoth Dobhair1 – 101 – 14Naomh MichealPairc Naomh Fionnan FalcarraghQ/Final-Extra Time-Line: P Mc Bride/L McConigleyBusanna Feda O Donaill IFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment07-Aug-2011Naomh Naille0 – 120 – 10Naomh BridTir Chonaill Park Donegal TownExtra Time/Play OffCentra Supermarkets Division Three ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment07-Aug-2011Carndonagh1 – 110 – 9Aodh RuadhCarndonaghMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division TwoDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment07-Aug-2011Killybegs1 – 82 – 4BundoranFintraRTE Raidio na Gaeltachta SFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment07-Aug-2011Gleann Suilli0 – 90 – 9Naomh AdhamhnanSean MacCumhaillsQ/Final-Extra Time-Line: L Brown/P WalshCentra Supermarkets Division ThreeDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment07-Aug-2011Carndonagh1 – 54 – 13Aodh RuadhCarndonaghRTE Raidio na Gaeltachta SFRCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment07-Aug-2011An Chlochan Liath0 – 61 – 6Naomh AdhamhnanSean MacCumhaillsPlay Off – Extra TimeMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division TwoDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment07-Aug-2011Sean MacCumhaills0 – 70 – 12KilcarSean MacCumhaillsBrian McCormack Sports Division OneDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment06-Aug-2011Naomh Conaill1 – 120 – 8DungloeGlenties Davy Brennan MemorialCentra Supermarkets Division ThreeDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment06-Aug-2011Milford1 – 110 – 9DowningsMoyle Park MilfordRTE Raidio na Gaeltachta SFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment06-Aug-2011Ard a Ratha2 – 100 – 7Cloch Cheann FhaolaO Donnell ParkPlay Off/Line: G Mc Hugh/J O DonnellMarley Coach Hire Division FourDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment06-Aug-2011Na Rossa1 – 100 – 3Letterkenny GaelsPairc Dooey06-Aug-2011Moville2 – 52 – 10Naomh UltanMoville Carrick Field06-Aug-2011Naomh Padraig-Muff3 – 161 – 16ConvoyMuffRTE Raidio na Gaeltachta SFRCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment06-Aug-2011Na Ceithre Maistiri0 – 151 – 10MalainnSean MacCumhaillsQ/Final – Extra TimeCentra Supermarkets Division Three ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment06-Aug-2011Milford2 – 81 – 5DowningsMoyle Park MilfordRTE Raidio na Gaeltachta SFRCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment06-Aug-2011Ard a Ratha1 – 51 – 9Cloch Cheann FhaolaO Donnell ParkPlay Off-Line: G Mc Hugh/J O DonnellBusanna Feda O Donaill Jun BFCDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment03-Aug-2011Letterkenny Gaels0 – 150 – 7Robert EmmetsLetterkennyGAA: COUNTY RESULTS was last modified: August 7th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Donegal GAA resultsGAA RESULTSlast_img read more