Invaded Uru-eu-wau-wau indigenous reserve awaits relief by Brazil’s new government

first_imgAmazon Conservation, Amazon Destruction, Amazon Logging, Amazon People, Controversial, Deforestation, Drivers Of Deforestation, Environment, Environmental Politics, Forests, Green, Illegal Logging, Indigenous Cultures, Indigenous Groups, Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Rights, Land Conflict, Land Grabbing, Land Rights, Land Use Change, Rainforest Deforestation, Rainforest Destruction, Rainforest Logging, Rainforests, Roads, Saving The Amazon, Social Justice, Threats To The Amazon, Tropical Deforestation 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 Glenn Scherercenter_img On January 12, Brazil’s Uru-eu-wau-wau Indigenous Reserve in Rondônia state, which covers 1.8 million hectares (6,950 square miles) and includes significant intact rainforest, was invaded by 40 land grabbers, some of them armed, who began cutting down trees, cut 15.5 miles of trails, and started subdividing cleared land into lots.Detected, challenged and videotaped by indigenous men, the invaders said they came from “outside” and that 200 more invaders would be coming soon. Indigenous inhabitants made an immediate appeal to the new Bolsonaro administration for significant law enforcement assistance to repel the invaders.While federal police in high numbers have not been deployed as requested, the federal and state governments did send in a high level official delegation to investigate the situation including new FUNAI National Indian Foundation president General Franklimberg de Freitas.The government says the situation is being watched closely, but is under control for now, and that the administration will “stop illegality.” But indigenous leaders fear “the invaders believe they have support” from the Bolsonaro government. The incident is ongoing. There have been two arrests, but to date the invaders have not been completely expelled. A shot up border marker at the edge of the newly invaded Uru-eu-wau-wau Indigenous Reserve. Image by Divulgação Kanindé.In mid-January, land grabbers invaded Brazil’s Uru-eu-wau-wau Indigenous Reserve, prompting desperate indigenous peoples ­there – whose legal territory includes one of the last major continuous intact stretches of Amazon rainforest in Rondônia state – to request federal law enforcement intervention. However more than a month later, no significant police help has arrived.The Uru-eu-wau-wau Indigenous Reserve covers 1.8 million hectares (6,950 square miles) in southern Rondônia. Declared and approved in 1991, the territory is home to six indigenous villages of the Uru-eu-wau-wau ethnic group, as well as three isolated populations: the Yvyraparakwara, the Jururey, and an uncontacted group of unknown name. The reserve overlaps with Pacáas Novos National Park, and together they protect a stretch of tropical forest in a region that has seen very high rates of deforestation since the 1970s.According to reports and videos coming out of Uru-eu-wau-wau on January 12, indigenous people had an unexpected encounter with a group of 40 men who had entered the indigenous reserve and begun cutting down trees and opening up areas of conserved forest for division into lots. Some invaders were armed with shotguns, according to witnesses. Approximately 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) of trails were opened by the land grabbers near the Linha 623 village, located in the east portion of the indigenous reserve, that is close to the Ji-Paraná municipality.Confronted by the Indians, the invaders explained that they were complying with orders from “outside,” and that they would soon be joined by another 200 land grabbers who would further help occupy the territory. Since then, the Uru-eu-wau-wau have conducted regular patrols to document ongoing illegal deforestation.The new president of FUNAI, Brazil’s indigenous affairs agency, General Franklimberg de Freitas, sitting at center, during his visit to the Uru-eu-wau-wau territory.Government reconnaissanceOn January 30, after several denunciations by ethnic representatives and civil society organizations, a number of top government officials visited the territory to survey the tense situation. They included new FUNAI National Indian Foundation president, General Franklimberg de Freitas; the Undersecretary for Policies of Promotion of Racial Equity of the Ministry of Family, Women and Human Rights, Esequiel Roque do Espírito Santo; and the prosecutor for the Federal Public Attorneys Office (MPF) in Rondônia, Tatiana Nogueira Ribeiro. The team carried out an overflight of indigenous lands, identified invaded areas and evidence of illegal activity, including logging and land subdivision. According to FUNAI, nine invasion focal points were identified.To date, no civil or criminal proceedings have been opened to ensure the safety of the territory and its inhabitants. Some federal police officers did make a patrol in the vicinity of the Linha 623 village two days after the visit of the authorities. Two suspects were arrested. But no additional police protection has appeared.According to the Undersecretary Esequiel Roque do Espírito Santo, their visit to the territory on January 30 helped contain new invasions. Besides the reconnaissance flight, their visit was marked by a coordination meeting with the government of Rondônia state. According to the federal government officer, the vice-governor has committed to fighting the land grabbers: “We want to send a message that the State is close, that we were there to stop the illegality,” said  Espírito Santo in a phone interview with Mongabay on February 13.MPF prosecutor Tatiana Ribeiro is not satisfied with the government response, saying that the current level of police activity “does not have the character of an intensive protection.” She adds that some measure of “ostensible policing” is expected as a result of the visit of federal authorities.Indigenous leaders and representatives of NGOs feel that an appropriate action would include the deployment of Brazil´s National Force (Força Nacional). But the use of this special unit is only authorized by the Ministry of Justice in cases of imminent violence. For example, they are currently acting in the border of Brazil and Venezuela, where hundreds of refugees are crossing. According to the Undersecretary, although the Bolsonaro government is not presently discussing the use of Força Nacional in Rondônia, the idea is not off the table. Another option he said, would be to send in the army to avoid new invasions. The high command for the Amazon within the Brazilian Army was also present at the January 30 meetings.The MPF sent a letter to the federal government asking for action to ensure the safety of the Uru-wau-wau territory. In part the document read: “We have called for the adoption of urgent measures to confront the scenario of large-scale invasion of the Karipuna and Uru Eu Wau Wau Indigenous Lands, located in the State of Rondônia.” The Karipuna Indigenous Reserve, just 160 kilometers from the state capital, in the municipality of Jaci Paraná, has also suffered regular attacks from land grabbers. The prosecutors’ statement warns that the invasion could,” trigger bloody conflicts, especially to the detriment of vulnerable traditional populations.”After a major invasion by land grabbers on January 12, Uru-eu-wau-wau men organized regular patrols. They are determined to defend their ancestral territory. Image by Divulgação Kanindé.Attackers emboldened by Bolsonaro rhetoric?The invasion occurred just 12 days after the New Years Day inauguration of new far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, well-known for his hostility to indigenous reserves, and for his promise if elected of preventing any further demarcation of indigenous lands, even though demarcation is guaranteed by law under Brazil’s 1988 Constitution.Leaders of the Uru-eu-wau-wau reported in the press that the invaders mentioned the new Bolsonaro government as a guarantee that they could occupy indigenous lands without fear of punishment. This statement, however, was not recorded on video, and cannot be fully verified.A Bolsonaro administration representative assured Mongabay that these rumors are being denied by the new government, and that environmental agency personnel have been deployed to rural communities to communicate that a policy of lenience toward illegal activities does not exist.Conflict on the edges of the Uru-eu-wau-wau reserve have been occurring for years. According to annual reports on violence against indigenous peoples prepared by the Catholic Church’s Indigenous Missionary Council (CIMI), five invasions of the Uru-eu-wau-wau territory by illegal settlers have occurred since 2008.The invasion video captured on January 12 on an indigenous cell phone features a tense exchange between invaders and Indians. One spear-carrying indigenous man warns an invader in a brown shirt: “Here, we do not authorize, no.” The land grabber responds: “This order comes from outside.” When the indigenous man commands the invaders to leave the reserve, the invader threatens: “Tomorrow there will be 200 people here!”Newly deforested area within the Uru-eu-wau-wau Indigenous Reserve. Included in the damage is 25 kilometers of illegal trails cut to date, according to local residents. Image by Divulgação Kanindé.Bitaté Uru-eu-wau-wau, one of the leaders of Jamari village, who attended the meeting with the new FUNAI president, said that only a few invaders are known to the Indians, indicating that they are not local actors in the region, but come from some distance away. Who might be employing them and directing their activities isn’t known. But in past such cases, it hasn’t been uncommon for a wealthy ruralist to hire armed thugs to invade conserved lands.Bitaté says that the most pervasive threat so far is intimidation. The peace of the rainforest at night is now regularly pierced by gunshots or fireworks launched near the villages. There is at least one report of a direct threat of violence aimed by an invader at women and children. “The greatest fear is an attack on the villages,” Bitaté says.According to Ivaneide Bandeira of the NGO Kanindé, which defends indigenous rights in Rondônia, the recent episode of illegal invasion and deforestation within the Uru-eu-wau-wau territory has degraded the health of elders living in the villages. She says they fear a repetition of the massacres remembered from the 1970s and 1980s, committed by Amazon colonizers invited in by Brazil’s military dictatorship which ruled from 1964 to 1985. The reduction of the indigenous population at that time was drastic, from 250 people to only 80. Currently the population is estimated at 85 Uru-eu-wau-wau, according to data from the publication Povos Indígenas do Brasil produced by ISA, the Instituto Socioambiental, a socioenvironmental NGO.“It’s a very great psychological pressure,” says Neidinha, as the Kanindé activist is known. “Now with this government, there is a difference: the invaders believe they have support.”One of the main worries of the MPF and civil society organizations is that there could be a secretive organized movement to perpetrate crimes against conservation units and indigenous reserves in Rondônia, a state known for its radical, sometimes violent, ruralistas who have long wanted to take over public lands and indigenous territories and convert them to agribusiness and mining.Correction: This story as originally published included an area conversion error which read that “The Uru-eu-wau-wau Indigenous Reserve covers 1.8 million hectares (1.1 million square miles) in southern Rondônia. 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On brink of elimination, Ginebra’s mettle gets tested anew

first_imgBut make no mistake, Ginebra is far from waving the white flag.“Our backs are against the wall again. We’ll do it the hard way again,” said forward Japeth Aguilar following a 107-103 loss in Game 2. “So it’s up to us how we’ll be able to solve and beat TNT.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“We’re still hoping and we’re looking forward to Game 3,” he added.Import Justin Brownlee said the Gin Kings are upbeat heading into their do-or-die on Thursday. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte “I believe in our coach and our team, we wouldn’t be here if we’re not confident. I believe in my guys to come out and just play our hearts out, and that’s what we’re going to look forward,” said Brownlee, who led Ginebra with 22 points.Interestingly, the Gin Kings are the only team since 1993 that has overcome a 2-0 deficit in a best-of-five duel and they did it during the 2010 Philippine Cup quarterfinals against Talk ‘N Text.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra’s never-say-die mantra will be put to the test anew in the coming days.After another loss to the TNT KaTropa on Tuesday, the Gin Kings are now on the brink of elimination facing a 2-0 hellhole in their best-of-five semifinals series.ADVERTISEMENT Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Swing Out Sister back to PH this April For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Semerad’s late 3-point barrage product of hardwork View commentslast_img read more

Gayle thankful for UWI award

first_imgSuperstar West Indies opener Chris Gayle says it feels good to have been recognised by the University of the West Indies (UWI) for his contribution to cricket and nation building. The big-hitting batsman, who holds several world and West Indies records, was honoured yesterday by the regional institution during the break of innings of the UWI Vice-Chancellor’s XI versus Bangladesh match at Sabina Park. The game, which was enjoying its 19th staging, and is held annually against touring Test teams, also saw fearsome former West Indies and Jamaica fast bowler Patrick Patterson being presented with a similar accolade. Patterson was unable to attend the presentation ceremony, and his award was collected by former West Indies and Jamaica teammate, and now Bangladesh bowling coach, Courtney Walsh. ”It is always (great), whenever you get these accolades,” Gayle said. “You always feel privileged and thankful. “The turnout of spectators as well has also been good, and it makes you feel as if you have made a contribution to their lives.” The accolades, which had the spectators applauding, was last year presented to veteran West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul in St Kitts against touring England. Other West Indies players who have in the past been awarded for their contributions include legends Sir Viv Richards, Michael Holding, Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes, Andy Roberts, Curtly Ambrose and Walsh. “The selection of Gayle and Patterson was handpicked by the Vice-Chancellor (Sir Hilary Beckles) himself this year, who has an admiration for the contribution that Patterson has made by his fierce fast bowling, which he believes has dwindled a bit the Caribbean, and is something he would like to revive,” said Dr Akshai Mansingh, dean of the Faculty of Sports at UWI. “Meanwhile, Gayle has been a constant force to reckon with in the modern game, having being part of a revered few to have scored two triple centuries in Tests. He is also the current holder of several world records in the newest format of the game, Twenty20, and has helped the West Indies secure two Twenty20 World Cup titles.” PERSONALLY SELECTEDlast_img read more

Durant, Irving make Nets the talk of the town in New York

first_imgLATEST STORIES Roc Nation, which announced Sunday it is now representing Irving, said he had agreed to a four-year, maximum contract .He might have to wait a year to play with Durant, who could miss next season while recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon. But with Irving taking controls of the offense and a promising young core around him, the Nets should be a playoff team, even while Durant recovers.The Nets got back to the playoffs last season after going 42-40, stamping themselves as a team on the rise. Brooklyn might be able to keep rising all the way to the top after Sunday’s moves.Even after winning titles in his first two seasons with the Warriors, there was season-long speculation that Durant might leave. But much of that speculation had been focused on the Knicks, who had more than $70 million and the ability to sign two top free agents after trading Kristaps Porzingis during the season.Right city, but wrong team.The Nets felt confident with what they could offer, from their roster, to their medical staff, to their facilities. And when they made a cap-clearing trade last month, they became even more attractive by freeing up salary to bring in two stars.Irving wasn’t expected to be one of them a few months ago, after he’d said last fall he planned to re-sign in Boston. But despite his good stats it was a bad season for him with the Celtics, who were considered an Eastern Conference favorite but instead lost in the second round.Irving became frustrated and reconsidered his plans, deciding his future was not in Boston, but in Brooklyn. Now he’ll play for the team he watched while growing up in New Jersey, where the Nets played before moving to Barclays Center in 2012.Even when the Nets had better teams, the Knicks still got more attention and it sometimes felt as if they would always be the marquee team in the city.That changed Sunday in a New York minute. They agreed to deals with superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving as part of a sensational start to free agency, giving the longtime No. 2 team in New York top billing in the Big Apple.They landed two of the top players available, both perennial All-Stars and NBA champions, and they weren’t finished. They also added center DeAndre Jordan, who played with Durant and Irving on the 2016 U.S. Olympic team that won the gold medal, and veteran swingman Garrett Temple.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIt was such a powerful victory that the crosstown Knicks even put out a statement acknowledging their fans’ disappointment, just three hours after shopping season had started.And it was even more remarkable given where the Nets were not long ago. Klay Thompson staying home, Jimmy Butler to Miami gets done Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday00:50Trending Articles01:33US Representatives react to Trump impeachment inquiry00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption View comments Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing The Nets were not only the talk of the town but of the whole league, and when the Knicks were shut out early on, they took the rare step of commenting about their situation.“While we understand that some Knicks fans could be disappointed with tonight’s news, we continue to be upbeat and confident in our plans to rebuild the Knicks to compete for championships in the future, through the draft, targeted free agents and continuing to build around our core of young players,” Knicks President Steve Mills said in a statement.The Knicks eventually agreed to deals with forwards Julius Randle, Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis, so they did get something.Just nowhere near as much as the Nets.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks An ill-fated trade with Boston in 2013, when the Nets acquired Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in hopes of competing for a championship but didn’t even get out of the second round, cost them years of high draft picks and contributed to them becoming the worst team in the league.They bottomed out at 20-62 in 2016-17, when Durant won NBA Finals MVP in his first season with Golden State after the Warriors beat Irving’s Cleveland Cavaliers for the title.Now those players will try to win one together.Irving, who grew up in New Jersey, said in a video posted Monday by his representation at Roc Nation Sports that he always wanted to play back home. Part of the video was shot with Irving on the Brooklyn Bridge.“I wouldn’t change anything about this journey, at all,” Irving said. “It’s brought me back here and that’s home, and home is where my family is. Home is where I want my legacy to continue. And, I’m happy to be in Brooklyn.”ADVERTISEMENT Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 17: Kyrie Irving #11 and Kevin Durant #25 of Team LeBron laugh during practice for the 2018 NBA All-Star game at the Verizon Up Arena at LACC on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — Just three seasons ago, the Brooklyn Nets were the worst team in the NBA.On Sunday, they were the story of the league.ADVERTISEMENT Ukrainian prime minister resigns after recordings publishedlast_img read more

Lancaster, Lake Hughes teams score

first_imgThe Challenger team started preparing in March for the competition. “It teaches them how to focus, how to learn how to study. It gives them a positive outlook on themselves as individuals,” said Judy Warner, Challenger teacher and team coach. “It allows them an opportunity to work with the Internet and to do research and prepare for college. It’s really a positive uplifting experience for the students.” Students participating in the Academic Bowl are enrolled in the county office of education’s Juvenile Court and Community Schools. These fully accredited high school programs serve about 4,500 delinquent youth daily. The Academic Bowl is presented by the county office of education in partnership with the county Probation Department. (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The four teams made it to the final round of competition by outscoring 15 other teams from juvenile halls, probation camps and group homes. A total of 100 teens participated in the event; their full names were withheld. The event is held in part because students in the juvenile justice system are typically left out of mainstream academic contests. The competition also helps refocus young offenders on education. The Academic Bowl started as a small, nonpublic event more than a decade ago and was held at the probation camps. About five years ago, the event was seeing as many as 250 competitors. The event was then moved to outside venues, such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Skirball Center. This year, the contest was at Los Angeles Center Studios in downtown Los Angeles. The teams Wednesday competed in a “Jeopardy”-style SuperQuiz, a debate, and multimedia presentations. Teens incarcerated at probation camps in Lancaster and Lake Hughes finished second and fourth, respectively, in Wednesday’s Academic Bowl, sponsored by the Los Angeles County Office of Education. First-place honors went to the team from Camp Holton in San Fernando, followed by the team from Lancaster’s Challenger Memorial Youth Center. Camp Kilpatrick in Malibu took third, while the team from Camp Mendenhall in Lake Hughes finished fourth. “It’s a really good experience,” said 18-year-old Rolando, a member of the Challenger team. “I never thought I could be here. It helps me feel good about myself, that I can achieve something like this.” last_img read more

Liverpool transfer news: Suarez wants January Anfield move

first_img1 Fiorentina midfielder Mario Suarez is trying to force through a move to Liverpool, according to reports in Italy.The Spain international joined the Serie A side in the summer from Atletico Madrid but has found first-team chances hard to come by.The 28-year-old has been on the bench for the last six Serie A games – sparking rumours he maybe off as soon as January.Liverpool, according to reports in Italy, are keen on Suarez and may make a move for him in the transfer window.The player too is open at switching Italy for Anfield and has reportedly instructed his representatives to open negotiations.La Liga side Sevilla are also interested in the midfielder and could join the race if they receive positive feedback from Suarez. Mario Suarez against Chelsea in pre-season last_img

Liverpool team news: Predicted XI to face Derby County in the EFL Cup

first_img 11 11 1. Loris Karius (goalkeeper) – Click the right arrow, above, to see Liverpool’s predicted XI in squad number order… 11 17. Ragnar Klavan (centre-back) 2. Nathaniel Clyne (right-back) 11 19. Sadio Mane (forward) 11 11 11 23. Emre Can (midfield) 11. Roberto Firmino (forward) 18. Alberto Moreno (left-back) Liverpool will be hoping to go one step further in the Football League Cup this season when they travel to Derby County.Last year’s finalists cruised into the third round after a 5-0 win over Burton Albion last time out.Daniel Sturridge scored twice in five second-half minutes at the Pirelli Stadium, while Divock Origi, Roberto Firmino and Tom Naylor (own goal) were also on the score sheet against the Championship side.Jurgen Klopp’s men will come up against second-tier opposition once again in the form of Nigel Pearson’s Rams.With no European football to contest with this term, the German boss will have less concerns about rotating his side. But Klopp will see it as an opportunity to rest players carrying minor injuries, allowing fringe players the opportunity to impress.Emre Can and Roberto Firmino could return to the fold, as could summer signing Loris Karius, who broke his hand in pre-season.So who will start for last year’s finalists? Click the right arrow, above, to find out in squad number order in a 4-3-3 formation… 27. Divock Origi (forward) 21. Lucas Leiva (midfield) 11 11 11 11 14. Jordan Henderson (midfield) 32. Joel Matip (centre-back)last_img read more

Sportsday Podcast on talkSPORT 2: March 10, 2017

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Two die in helicopter crash near Moorpark

first_imgTwo people were killed this afternoon when a helicopter apparently hit some power lines in Ventura County, authorities said. The crash occurred about 2 p.m. near Bradley Road and Solano Verde Drive in a remote area northwest of Moorpark. No structures were hit. Police had no information about the two people who died or where the helicopter originated. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.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

Third Champions League failure for Klopp would be really hard, says Mourinho

first_img LIVE ON talkSPORT getty Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton England Women vs Denmark Women (Saturday, 1pm) – talkSPORTNewport County vs Tranmere (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORTCharlton vs Sunderland (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORTAston Villa vs Derby County (Monday, 3pm) – talkSPORTChelsea vs Arsenal (Wednesday May 29, 8pm) – talkSPORTEngland Women vs New Zealand Women (Saturday June 1, 1pm) – talkSPORTTottenham vs Liverpool (Saturday June 1, 8pm) – talkSPORT Two-time victor Mourinho, who won both his finals with Porto (2004) and Inter Milan (2010), says the pressure is on the Liverpool boss, but insists he is a ‘positive guy’ who only thinks about winning.“Being a manager and understanding what it means for a manager to play a Champions League final, there is always a negative side of it and the negative side is that one team is going to lose it,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.. talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… “If Jurgen wins, it is an incredible achievement for him, if Jurgen doesn’t win… you know, to lose three Champions League finals has to be really, really hard.“But in this moment, he is a positive guy and I think he just thinks about winning.” Mourinho, who has been out of work since being dismissed by Manchester United in December, also believes Arsenal are the side under pressure as they take on Chelsea in the Europa League final in Baku.“More pressure of course for Arsenal because they play for their season,” the former Blues boss continued. “They play for the Champions League next season, they play for many millions, pride for the success of their season.“It is really special, we will have two English teams with two cups.“We will have at the start of next season two English teams playing the European Super Cup so that’s great news.”talkSPORT will bring you full commentary of both the Europa League final and Champions League final next week. Click HERE to tune in LIVE LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS on target Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be available Jose Mourinho has said a third Champions League final defeat for Jurgen Klopp would be ‘really hard’ for the Liverpool manager.The German lost at Wembley while manager of Borussia Dortmund in 2013, and also fell at the final hurdle last season against Real Madrid in Kiev.It means Klopp has lost six of his seven finals as a manager in all competitions and will be hoping not to make it eight as he prepares his side to face Tottenham in Madrid on June 1. Aiming high ready? BOOST Klopp has reached two finals but still hasn’t got his hands on the European Cup 1 Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman last_img read more