Rugby World – August 2013 edition contents

first_img[imagebrowser id=41]THE ECSTASY and agony of the Lions series is transported to the pages of Rugby World’s August issue, in which we have exclusive interviews with some of the main men. They include Paul O’Connell and Mike Phillips, who helped the Lions maintain their invincible Test run in Brisbane, and Mako Vunipola, who has acquired something of a cult following after his surprise selection in the 37-strong squad.Stephen Jones explains why the Lions must play hard ball for 2017, we recall the replacements who became stars on Lions tours, while our Pro Insight sheds light on the recovery processes used by Britain and Ireland’s finest.But it’s not all Lions this month – far from it. England’s historic series win in Argentina has upped the selection ante and former captain Martin Corry picks his XV for the autumn. One of his selections, Matt Kvesic, reveals his amazing family history.Wales, Ireland and Scotland also toured this summer and we report on their mixed fortunes, plus catch up two men making their mark on foreign soil – Japan coach Eddie Jones and Melbourne Storm CEO Mark Evans.And with a major new scrum law being trialled from 1 August, former Scotland U19 prop Alan Dymock explores how the scrum looks set to pan out this season – and beyond – in a special eight-page investigation.———————————————————————————————————————————————–Front Row…Letters – Have your saySidelines – Lions fans, women’s rugby, Junior World Cup, sevens…Eddie Jones – The Japan coach on their historic win over WalesMarting Corry – Should Chris Robshaw lose his England captain’s armband?Mark Evans – Why rugby union’s position is under threat in AustraliaSpotlights…Ben Morgan – England’s No 8 enjoyed a barnstorming tour to Argentina. Owain Jones reportsJames King – He might have been serving aces at Wimbledon but instead he’s been big in Japan, says Matt LloydAl Strokosch – The flanker was at his best in adversity during Scotland’s summer tour, writes Katie FieldIan Madigan – After two starts and two wins on tour, the Ireland fly-half tells Katie Field about his American dreamCentres…Mike Phillips – More success and settling down are on the No 9’s to-do listMako Vunipola – The all-action prop has been tearing it up Down Under Sean Maitland – What makes this Scot so hot? Read our exclusive insightPaul O’Connell – The Irish legend on where his inspiration comes fromLate Arrivals – These Lions made an impact as injury replacementsStephen Jones – Why the Lions deserve much more respect on future toursPro Insight – We learn the best recovery techniques from the LionsFitness/Pro Play – Build base strength and Barry Maddocks on a plan of attackMinis – Lineout jumping and a fun gameScrum Special – Our in-depth investigation:– 84 Why is change needed?– 86 What happens next?– 88 What does the future hold?Picture Special – A French photo legacy from late photographer Michel BirotMatt Kvesic – Read the fascinating story behind England’s classic No 7Hambo meets –  New Leinster coach Matt O’Connor on his move to DublinRugby in Asia –  We report on a coaching boom ahead of RWC 2019Backs…Essentials – The latest books and productsUncovered – Ian Evans on being the jokerTour Tale – An unlikely French prize!———————————————————————————————————————————————–Click here to subscribe to Rugby World You can also download the issue onto your iPad or iPad MiniOr perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC or android device? If so click here.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Reporter attacked as Daily News resumes publishing after seven-year ban

first_imgNews Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell Reporters Without Borders welcomes the return of the Daily News after a seven-year closure but is disturbed to learn that one of its reporters was attacked yesterday. The press freedom organization pays tribute to the newspaper’s courage and tenacity in the face of government persecution and financial difficulties, which delayed its reappearance after it got a new licence.The newspaper has been back on the newsstands since 18 March, boldly proclaiming in an editorial in its first issue its intention to denounce abuse of authority and “bad governance.”“We will shout at the top of our voices when we detect abuse of power and political intolerance,” the editorial said. “We unapologetically declare that we will take a critical stand against bad governance and expose it for the entire nation to see. We are an independent business entity driven by determination to bring about democracy and to make clean money through telling the people what really is happening in our country.”The Daily News reporter in yesterday’s incident was Xolisani Ncube. He was attacked by supporters of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai while interviewing people at the headquarters of Tsvangirai’s party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). One of his assailants hit him hard in the face and stole his digital camera.The attack came two weeks after MDC spokesman Nelson Chamisa expelled freelance journalist Nkosana Dhlamini from a Tsvangirai news conference because he did not like Dhlamini’s questions and accused him of working for President Robert Mugabe’s party, Zanu-PF. Internet user Vikas Mavhudzi was arrested on 24 February on a charge of advocating the government’s overthrow for posting a message on Tsvangirai’s Facebook page .“It is no coincidence that a Daily News journalist was attacked just a few days after the newspaper resumed publishing,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “It seems the authorities take a dim view of its proclamation of independence and its pledge to denounce bad governance.”Julliard added: “They clearly feel threatened and are likely to watch it closely and keep harassing its journalists, which is intolerable. Harassment of those who defend freedom of expression will almost certainly increase in the run-up to the parliamentary elections in May.”Reporters Without Borders has always supported the Daily News and awarded it the Reporters Without Borders – Fondation de France press freedom prize in the “media” category in December 2003. The newspaper was banned on 12 September 2003 after a police raid in which all of its equipment was seized. It finally obtained a new licence in June 2010 but has taken until now to raise all the funds necessary to resume operating.Reporters Without Borders urges all the parties in the coalition government to respect media pluralism and to allow journalists to do their job in the run-up to the elections in May. ZimbabweAfrica to go further Follow the news on Zimbabwe November 27, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts November 12, 2020 Find out more RSF_en September 1, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News Reports News ZimbabweAfrica Organisation March 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter attacked as Daily News resumes publishing after seven-year ban Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Concern for journalists, serious setback for media freedom

first_img MaliAfrica May 17, 2021 Find out more May 5, 2021 Find out more April 12, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern for journalists, serious setback for media freedom RSF_en News Problems at national broadcaster, violence in BamakoThe state-owned national radio and TV broadcaster ORTM in Bamako was ransacked and suffered a lot of damage immediately after the coup. Cameras and personal effects were stolen and computers were smashed. The employees are back at work, despite considerable production and broadcasting difficulties, but they are still under the control of the military, who continue to occupy ORTM’s premises.Ibrahim Famakan Coulibaly, the head of the National Union of Malian Journalists (UNAJOM), told Reporters Without Borders he was very worried about “this serious problem, which must be resolved following the new president’s installation.”As visiting French journalist Omar Ouahmane of France Culture returned to his hotel opposite the ORTM building on the night of 28 March, he was attacked by pro-coup soldiers, who threatened to kill him and left him tied to a tree all night because RFI had broadcast interview with ousted president Amadou Toumani Touré. His ordeal ended only when an officer ordered his release at around 6 am.Listen to Ouahmane’s account of his ordeal in FrenchTwo other foreign journalists working for the Associated Press and BBC and two Malian journalists were detained and taken to Kati military barracks, 15 kilometers away from Bamako on 29 March as they were trying to interview the ousted president. The military said they were arrested for being in a “sensitive area.” They were released later the same day.Reporters Without Borders hopes that this kind of incident will end as a result of the efforts to restore normality in the south.Other media sparedAside from ORTM, all the media and journalists in the south are now managing to work normally, despite the lack of information about the political situation in the north.Until now, Mali had always been one of the five leading African countries as regards respect for journalists and media freedom and was ranked 25th out of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. The events of the past three weeks have dealt a major blow to this positive image.Photo: Malian soldier (AFP/Kambou Sia) MaliAfrica Reporters Without Borders rallies former hostages in Paris, following the kidnapping of journalist Olivier Dubois. Organisation News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Mali RSF helps coordinate support for French journalist kidnapped in Mali June 8, 2021 Find out more With parliamentary speaker Dioncounda Traoré newly installed as interim president, Reporters Without Borders looks back at the past three weeks of turmoil in Mali since the 22 March coup d’état and, in particular, its impact on media freedom and the country’s journalists.“The nationwide chaos and ensuing grave problems – including partition of the country, human rights violations, displaced persons and violence – have not spared the media and have dealt a serious setback to press freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said.“The past three weeks have been marked by threats and attacks on journalists, heavy-handed arrests, difficulty accessing information, ransacking of media premises and destruction of equipment. We urge the new authorities, who are supposed to reestablish political institutions, to try to guarantee the safety of journalists, their access to news sources and respect for media freedom throughout the country.”Almost total news blackout in the northAlmost no news about the situation in the north, currently controlled by various armed groups, is reaching the south or the outside world. Only one privately-owned radio station, located in Timbuktu, is currently operating in the north. Journalists normally based in Gao, Timbuktu and Kidal have fled the region seeking refuge in the capital, Bamako, or in neighbouring countries such as Niger. As a result, there is little detailed information about the situation on the ground, including the humanitarian situation and conditions for the civilian population.In view of the growing security threats, some western governments including the French foreign ministry are advising journalists not to visit northern Mali because of the presence of “terrorists of all types.”Reporters Without Borders is always opposed to the idea of no-go areas for the media and news blackouts, but it is aware of the current dangers in northern Mali and understands that a minimum of safety is essential for media personnel. It is up to news organizations to decide what is appropriate and to take all the necessary precautions.After several days of daily news broadcasts about events in Gao, a northern city occupied by Islamist and Tuareg groups, local radio journalist Malick Alioune Maïga was given a beating by members of the rebel Azawad National Liberation Movement (MNLA). According to a video obtained by AFP , the rebels punished him for “talking about them” in his accounts of looted buildings and prison breakouts.你需要安装能够查看此内容的 Adobe Flash Player。Please click here to continue.(Source : AFPTV) Help by sharing this information to go further News French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali Newslast_img read more

What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

first_img Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News top box 3 What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena Published on Friday, July 12, 2019 | 1:35 pm 2 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink Outside The Ordinary: 9 Gifts That Do All The Talking!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty Here are our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter:center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

West Texas Food Bank Receives Donation and Army National Guard Helps To Distribute

first_img United States Army National Guard’s Spc. Aragon, left, and Pvt. Dial help to distribute boxed groceries to help fight hunger in West Texas Tuesday morning in the West Texas Food Bank warehouse in Odessa. The West Texas Food Bank received 4,200 pounds of donated apples Tuesday as part of the non-profit Take a Bite Out of Hunger program sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington. United Supermarkets has been a partner since Take a Bite Out of Hunger program originated. United States Army National Guard helps to distribute groceries into boxes to help fight hunger in West Texas Tuesday morning in the West Texas Food Bank warehouse in Odessa. The West Texas Food Bank received 4,200 pounds of donated apples Tuesday as part of the non-profit Take a Bite Out of Hunger program sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington. United Supermarkets has been a partner since Take a Bite Out of Hunger program originated. Facebook Facebook United States Army National Guard helps to distribute groceries into boxes to help fight hunger in West Texas Tuesday morning in the West Texas Food Bank warehouse in Odessa. The West Texas Food Bank received 4,200 pounds of donated apples Tuesday as part of the non-profit Take a Bite Out of Hunger program sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington. United Supermarkets has been a partner since Take a Bite Out of Hunger program originated. United States Army National Guard helps to distribute groceries into boxes to help fight hunger in West Texas Tuesday morning in the West Texas Food Bank warehouse in Odessa. The West Texas Food Bank received 4,200 pounds of donated apples Tuesday as part of the non-profit Take a Bite Out of Hunger program sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington. United Supermarkets has been a partner since Take a Bite Out of Hunger program originated. United States Army National Guard’s Spc. Aragon, left, and Pvt. Dial help to distribute boxed groceries to help fight hunger in West Texas Tuesday morning in the West Texas Food Bank warehouse in Odessa. The West Texas Food Bank received 4,200 pounds of donated apples Tuesday as part of the non-profit Take a Bite Out of Hunger program sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington. United Supermarkets has been a partner since Take a Bite Out of Hunger program originated. Pinterest United States Army National Guard’s Sgt. Dorsey distributes groceries into boxes to help fight hunger in West Texas Tuesday morning in the West Texas Food Bank warehouse in Odessa. The West Texas Food Bank received 4,200 pounds of donated apples Tuesday as part of the non-profit Take a Bite Out of Hunger program sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington. United Supermarkets has been a partner since Take a Bite Out of Hunger program originated. United Supermarkets and West Texas Food Bank officials celebrated a 4,200 pounds of donated apples via the non-profit Take a Bite Out of Hunger program sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington Tuesday morning at the West Texas Food Bank warehouse in Odessa. United Supermarkets has been a partner since Take a Bite Out of Hunger program originated. United States Army National Guard’s Spc. Aragon, center, and Pvt. Dial help to distribute boxed groceries to help fight hunger in West Texas Tuesday morning in the West Texas Food Bank warehouse in Odessa. The West Texas Food Bank received 4,200 pounds of donated apples Tuesday as part of the non-profit Take a Bite Out of Hunger program sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington. United Supermarkets has been a partner since Take a Bite Out of Hunger program originated. United States Army National Guard helps to distribute groceries into boxes to help fight hunger in West Texas Tuesday morning in the West Texas Food Bank warehouse in Odessa. The West Texas Food Bank received 4,200 pounds of donated apples Tuesday as part of the non-profit Take a Bite Out of Hunger program sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington. United Supermarkets has been a partner since Take a Bite Out of Hunger program originated. United States Army National Guard helps to distribute groceries into boxes to help fight hunger in West Texas Tuesday morning in the West Texas Food Bank warehouse in Odessa. The West Texas Food Bank received 4,200 pounds of donated apples Tuesday as part of the non-profit Take a Bite Out of Hunger program sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington. United Supermarkets has been a partner since Take a Bite Out of Hunger program originated. Local NewsMultimediaPhotosUncategorized Twitter United Supermarkets and West Texas Food Bank officials celebrate a 4,200 pounds of donated apples via the non-profit Take a Bite Out of Hunger program sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington Tuesday morning at the West Texas Food Bank warehouse in Odessa. United Supermarkets has been a partner since Take a Bite Out of Hunger program originated. United States Army National Guard helps to distribute groceries into boxes to help fight hunger in West Texas Tuesday morning in the West Texas Food Bank warehouse in Odessa. The West Texas Food Bank received 4,200 pounds of donated apples Tuesday as part of the non-profit Take a Bite Out of Hunger program sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington. United Supermarkets has been a partner since Take a Bite Out of Hunger program originated. United States Army National Guard’s Pfc. Wynn distributes groceries into boxes to help fight hunger in West Texas Tuesday morning in the West Texas Food Bank warehouse in Odessa. The West Texas Food Bank received 4,200 pounds of donated apples Tuesday as part of the non-profit Take a Bite Out of Hunger program sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington. United Supermarkets has been a partner since Take a Bite Out of Hunger program originated. West Texas Food Bank Receives Donation and Army National Guard Helps To Distribute WhatsApp Previous articleOdessa Regional Medical Center reopens pediatric care unitNext articleTrinity Family Medicine to host health and wellness day Jacob Ford United States Army National Guard helps to distribute groceries into boxes to help fight hunger in West Texas Tuesday morning in the West Texas Food Bank warehouse in Odessa. The West Texas Food Bank received 4,200 pounds of donated apples Tuesday as part of the non-profit Take a Bite Out of Hunger program sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington. United Supermarkets has been a partner since Take a Bite Out of Hunger program originated. United States Army National Guard’s Spc. Aragon, right, and Pvt. Dial organize boxed groceries to be given out to help fight hunger in West Texas Tuesday morning in the West Texas Food Bank warehouse in Odessa. The West Texas Food Bank received 4,200 pounds of donated apples Tuesday as part of the non-profit Take a Bite Out of Hunger program sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington. United Supermarkets has been a partner since Take a Bite Out of Hunger program originated. Pinterest United States Army National Guard’s Spc. Aragon, left, and Pvt. Dial help to distribute boxed groceries to help fight hunger in West Texas Tuesday morning in the West Texas Food Bank warehouse in Odessa. The West Texas Food Bank received 4,200 pounds of donated apples Tuesday as part of the non-profit Take a Bite Out of Hunger program sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington. United Supermarkets has been a partner since Take a Bite Out of Hunger program originated. WhatsApp By Jacob Ford – April 27, 2021 United States Army National Guard helps to distribute groceries into boxes to help fight hunger in West Texas Tuesday morning in the West Texas Food Bank warehouse in Odessa. The West Texas Food Bank received 4,200 pounds of donated apples Tuesday as part of the non-profit Take a Bite Out of Hunger program sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington. United Supermarkets has been a partner since Take a Bite Out of Hunger program originated. United States Army National Guard’s Pfc. Wynn, left, and Spc. Cuevas help to distribute groceries into boxes to help fight hunger in West Texas Tuesday morning in the West Texas Food Bank warehouse in Odessa. The West Texas Food Bank received 4,200 pounds of donated apples Tuesday as part of the non-profit Take a Bite Out of Hunger program sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington. United Supermarkets has been a partner since Take a Bite Out of Hunger program originated. United States Army National Guard helps to distribute groceries into boxes to help fight hunger in West Texas Tuesday morning in the West Texas Food Bank warehouse in Odessa. The West Texas Food Bank received 4,200 pounds of donated apples Tuesday as part of the non-profit Take a Bite Out of Hunger program sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington. United Supermarkets has been a partner since Take a Bite Out of Hunger program originated. 1 of 21 United Supermarkets and West Texas Food Bank officials celebrated a 4,200 pounds of donated apples via the non-profit Take a Bite Out of Hunger program sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington Tuesday morning at the West Texas Food Bank warehouse in Odessa. United Supermarkets has been a partner since Take a Bite Out of Hunger program originated. United States Army National Guard helps to distribute groceries into boxes to help fight hunger in West Texas Tuesday morning in the West Texas Food Bank warehouse in Odessa. The West Texas Food Bank received 4,200 pounds of donated apples Tuesday as part of the non-profit Take a Bite Out of Hunger program sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington. United Supermarkets has been a partner since Take a Bite Out of Hunger program originated. United States Army National Guard’s Spc. Aragon, front, and Pvt. Dial help to distribute boxed groceries to help fight hunger in West Texas Tuesday morning in the West Texas Food Bank warehouse in Odessa. The West Texas Food Bank received 4,200 pounds of donated apples Tuesday as part of the non-profit Take a Bite Out of Hunger program sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington. United Supermarkets has been a partner since Take a Bite Out of Hunger program originated. Twitterlast_img read more

Three Additional Judges Of Calcutta HC Made Permanent [Read Notification]

first_imgNews UpdatesThree Additional Judges Of Calcutta HC Made Permanent [Read Notification] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 May 2020 6:22 AMShare This – xThe Central government has notified the appointment of three Additional Judges of the Calcutta High Court, as Permanent Judges. They are: Justice Bibek Chaudhuri Justice Subhasis Dasgupta Justice Suvra Ghosh The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended the same vide a resolution dated April 20. Justices Chaudhuri and Dasgupta were appointed as judges of the high court…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Central government has notified the appointment of three Additional Judges of the Calcutta High Court, as Permanent Judges. They are: Justice Bibek Chaudhuri Justice Subhasis Dasgupta Justice Suvra Ghosh The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended the same vide a resolution dated April 20. Justices Chaudhuri and Dasgupta were appointed as judges of the high court on October 12, 2018. Justice Suvra was appointed as a Judge on November 19, 2018. Click Here To Download Notification Read Notification Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

College’s whistle blowing rules in force but not used

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. College’s whistle blowing rules in force but not usedOn 3 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Mostuniversities and colleges have implemented whistleblowing procedures for staff,but few have been used, according to a study by Middlesex University’s Centrefor Research in Industrial and Commercial Law.Itfound 88 per cent of respondents with procedures had never used them, while theremainder said whistleblowing had occurred on fewer than five occasions.Ninetyper cent said their procedures allowed for disciplinary action to be takenagainst people who made a malicious report. Reportco-author, Professor David Homewood, said, “With news that workers are startingto receive large sums of compensation under the Public Interest Disclosure Act,it seems inevitable that HR departments that have not drafted a whistleblowingprocedure will be under considerable pressure to do so.last_img read more

Touching tribute: BYU’s Masen Wake honors late mom after TD

first_img Tags: BYU Cougars Football/Masen Wake FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBYU walk-on Masen Wake lost his mom to cancer when he was 8 years old.He honors her by writing “Mom” on the inside of both cleats and across his arm. He also pounds his heart before pointing to the sky each time he scores.Last week in Houston, he displayed a touching tribute after his touchdown by lifting his uniform to reveal a shirt that read in bold, blue letters: REST IN HEAVEN MOM. The moment quickly spread on social media. October 21, 2020 /Sports News – Local Touching tribute: BYU’s Masen Wake honors late mom after TD Associated Press Written bylast_img read more

NJ Transit board meeting on Hoboken waterfront property rescheduled for Friday

first_imgHOBOKEN– According to the NJ Transit website, Wednesday’s cancelled meeting of the Board of Directors has been rescheduled for Friday. Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. at the NJ Transit Headquarters Building, Board Room, One Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ.The meeting was postponed on Wednesday morning after members failed to show up for a quorum. They would have been met with protests from Hoboken officials, who do not want NJ Transit to vote to buy a parcel of uptown waterfront property in that town to lease to NY Waterway for ferry repair. The city of Hoboken wants to use the land for open space.Watch hudsonreporter.com and @Hudson_reporter at Twitter for more updates. ×last_img read more

Reviving the Atlantic salmon, one egg at a time

first_imgUMF students and instructor Nancy Prentiss, along with fisheries specialists, trek through the snow to plant Atlantic salmon eggs in a nearby tributary of the Sandy River. (Photo by Elliott Eno)AVON – University of Maine at Farmington students assisted The Department of Marine Resources in planting 15,000 Atlantic salmon eggs on Wednesday morning; the Sandy River in the past has always had a healthy Atlantic salmon population according to Maranda Nemeth of The Atlantic Salmon Federation.“The species in the Sandy have really diminished over the years. Historically the salmon runs used to run in the tens of thousands, but there have been dams…and other [factors] that have caused their decline,” said Nemeth.Dams have been the major cause of decline in the Atlantic salmon population in Maine.“One of the big projects we have right now is tackling one of those big problems, mainly dams. So, we’re working to remove the dam in Farmington,” said Nemeth. “We’re hoping to remove that this year.”The dam at Walton’s Mill Pond Park in West Farmington.A community conversation that started more than three years ago began to take shape last September as the Atlantic Salmon Federation broke ground on the initial stages of dam removal. Built in 1820, the dam was deemed a barrier to the endangered Atlantic salmon by the National Marine Fisheries Service in 2009. By law the town would have either needed to remove the dam completely or construct a passage for the fish to migrate through. The option of the “fish ladder” would not have included any assistance from federal or state funding, and was estimated to cost $750,000. As it stands, the dam will cost $500,000 to remove completely. The project was approved by voters in 2018.This is the third year that Prentiss has taught the class, Natural History of the Maine Watershed. Though nervous that the trip wouldn’t be possible because of strict regulations due to COVID-19, Prentiss was able to obtain special permission.Despite the obstacles presented by COVID-19 and the fact that the field trip was optional, eight out of 10 students (all non-science majors) still rose out of bed to stand in cold water at 10 a.m. in the morning.The students assisted in planting cones in the gravel layer of the stream using a tool that ejects water to dig a small hole for the eggs to nestle into. This simulates the kind of hole a female salmon would dig, but in the wild they can be much larger.“They can be up to nine feet long by three and a half or four feet wide. They’re huge depressions,” said Cassidy Bigos of the Department of Marine Resources.Lauren Preis, a transfer student from the University of Southern Maine took part in dishing out eggs into the planted cones, but this isn’t her first time getting into the water.“At my parents house we lived by a river, and when it was warmer outside I would go to the river everyday and watch for fish and count the frogs and stuff. I think it’s really interesting to take part in a biological process with my own hands,” said Preis.Students used a tool to dig a hole down into the gravel beneath the water. (Photo by Elliott Eno)The Salmon eggs, which are fertilized in November, won’t hatch until early summer, but they will have a higher emergence rate than wild Atlantic salmon.“They’ll stay in the ground for a couple months and hopefully late may early June we’ll have some emergence. We got 17 percent out of the gravel before, which doesn’t like a whole lot but if you look at wild Atlantic salmon typically they’re at 10 percent emergence,” said Jennifer Noll, a research scientist from the Department of Marine Resources.Many of the students who participated in planting cones and placing eggs felt that what they were doing was important. Political science major, Malcolm Langner felt like the work was essential.“The major reason why North Atlantic salmon are going extinct is because of us. The least we can do is to try and help them recover,” said Langner.The Atlantic salmon eggs were then dropped down a tube into the gravel below. (Photo by Elliott Eno)last_img read more