Tagging and tracking the Tour de Turtles

first_imgConservation, Conservation Solutions, data, GPS, Oceans, Remote Sensing, satellite data, Sea Turtles, Tagging, Technology, Tracking, Wildtech 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 The Sea Turtle Conservancy’s Tour de Turtles kicked off last month, tagging and tracking 17 sea turtles during a marathon migration.Turtles wear small transmitters during the annual event as they travel thousands of miles to from their nesting beaches to feeding grounds.Data collected from satellite telemetry help scientists gain a clearer understanding of how four species of turtles behave at sea, furthering efforts to protect endangered species. Last year, a loggerhead named Eliza Ann took the crown. This year, Lucaya, the speedy leatherback, has pulled ahead to take an early lead. Every summer, a handful of sea turtles take to the water to compete in the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s, Tour de Turtles – an underwater marathon that blends competition with conservation.This year, 17 sea turtles entered the Tour de Turtles, and the line-up is diverse, encompassing leatherbacks, loggerheads, green sea turtles and hawksbills. Organizers released the competitors from nesting grounds in Costa Rica, Panama, Nevis and Florida. The winner will be the turtle that swims the farthest during its three-month long migration.A loggerhead turtle named Turtlette is equipped with a satellite transmitter on her carapace and released from Melbourne Beach, Florida for this year’s Tour de Turtles. Image by Celeste McWilliams.Small tags tracking over large areas Tagged and monitored remotely, these turtles aren’t just racing towards the finish line, they’re also providing scientists with key data collected via satellite telemetry.Sea turtles spend the majority of their lives in the water – feeding, mating and roaming huge distances – but in the vast ocean it’s difficult for scientists to observe their behavior, leading them to turn to technology for answers.Every turtle participating in the Tour de Turtles is fitted with a small, low-wattage Platform Terminal Transmitter (PTT) tag, which is controlled by a micro-processor.These devices, which are designed to safely fall off the turtle after about a year and a half, send signals to Argos tracking instruments attached to orbiting satellites every time the turtle comes up for air. The satellite then relays this information back to earth where it can be accessed via computer.Turtles must surface for at least three minutes to be detected, and once it detects a PTT, a satellite takes three to five minutes to record the location.Sea Turtle Conservancy research biologist Dan Evans tracks a turtle’s progress online. The satellite tag beams the turtle’s positions to instruments on a satellite, which send them on to Evans and his colleagues. Image by Ben Hicks.This tags provides the Tour de Turtles’ research partners, the University of Central Florida and the Nevis Turtle Group, with up-to-date location information so they can keep a watchful eye on the competitors through every stage of the race.The researchers plot turtles’ routes on an online map so sponsors, donors and supporters can follow along in near-real time.Turtles swim several thousands of miles in a typical Tour, but there’s more to the event than just distance travelled. The PTT data collected from each turtle delivers a goldmine of useful information, including an estimate of the number of dives the turtle has taken in the preceding 24 hours, duration of its most recent dive and the water temperature.“We can estimate turtle behavior based on the information from the transmitters, and from that we can also look at the environmental characteristics, such as water depth and temperature,” said Dan Evans, Research Biologist with the Sea Turtle Conservancy. “There are definitely patterns and pathways we are learning about, but we are also learning their behavior.”“We get confirmation of things we know, but every now and then we get something really interesting. There’s a lot of variation, even within species. It seems like every year one turtle does something different.”Lucaya the leatherback’s current route from her nesting grounds in Panama across the Caribbean Sea, and north along the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. Image courtesy of Google Maps and the Sea Turtle Conservancy.This year, researchers are watching Lucaya, a leatherback who is hugging the East Coast of the United States rather than heading into the deep Atlantic as expected. Through his work with the Tour, Evans has discovered that leatherbacks move between a primary and a secondary foraging area, rather than sticking to a single feeding ground. He has also noted that leatherbacks spend more time in the Gulf of Mexico than previously thought and that hawksbills, a species that tends to stay local, are actually travelling all the way across the Caribbean in some instances.“That was really cool to see,” he said. “It is a pretty incredible migration.”Technology evolutionTagging turtles is not a new science, but as technology evolves, the research has become more efficient, more streamlined and more effective. When the Tour de Turtles first launched in 2008, transmitters were bulkier and more vulnerable to the elements than the modern-day version.“They started out as bricks with antennae sticking out of the top,” Evans said. “We had to build a barrier to protect them in the water, but now they have built-in barriers. The transmitters have become smaller, more compact and more hydrodynamic.”Tilly, a hawksbill turtle, heads to sea after her release from the island of Nevis. Image by Ben Hicks.They also have a longer battery life that allows them to function for up to five years.“That means we are able to track turtles for longer than we used to and can find out about their full migration, from their nesting beaches to the foraging areas,” Evans said.Scientists still have a lot to learn, however, and Evans hopes that as the technology expands, it will paint a more complete picture of what sea turtles are up to in the deep ocean.“I think the accuracy of the transmitters will improve over time. My dream transmitter would include a camera that would allow us to really see what kind of interactions the turtles are having with their environment and each other.”A team at The Turtle Hospital fits sea turtles with transmitters in July 2018. The team spread epoxy to secure the satellite transmitters to Little Money, a 365-pound female green sea turtle (left), and Coco, a male loggerhead. The two turtles were simultaneously released off the Florida Keys to become part of the “Tour de Turtles.” Image by Andy Newman.He would also like to make better use of GIS mapping technology, creating a program that can superimpose layers of variables on the turtles’ route such as water temperatures and chlorophyll levels.Raising awarenessSix out of seven sea turtle species are listed as endangered or critically endangered. Human hunting , fishing lines, and plastic debris all kill adult turtles. Natural predators and various human threats to sea turtle hatchlings and nesting beaches result in very low nestling survival rates. The Sea Turtle Conservancy estimates that as few as one in a 1,000 survive to adulthood.The data amassed through the Tour de Turtles focus on promoting sea turtle conservation and education. In 2010, findings from the Tour were used to educate stakeholders on the need to protect sea turtles from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.“Leatherbacks from Costa Rica and Panama are utilizing the Gulf of Mexico much more than anybody thought, [but] leatherbacks had not been in the discussions until we shared the tracking information that we had,” Evans said. “That provided support for including them in discussions about what species need to be protected.”Lucaya, a leatherback now leading the Tour de Turtles, was released from Panama in May and has traveled north via Cuba and the Caribbean to the U.S. (see map above). Image by Ben Hicks.Raising awareness is a key part of the Tour’s message. Turtles are sponsored and/or adopted by donors, and each swims for a specific cause. This year’s turtles are swimming to highlight the threats of commercial trawl fisheries, water quality, pollution, beach erosion, and adult and egg harvesting.The Tour’s tracking efforts have made one thing very apparent: turtles do not respect boundaries, making their survival an international issue.“Turtles are international travelers, they do not have borders or passports. They go where they need to go, so cooperation among nations is really important,” Evans said. “With our data, we can identify foraging areas and be able to see whether they are in protected areas. If they are in protected areas, we can then look at whether the protections are good enough for sea turtles.”Follow this year’s Tour de Turtles, which ends November 2, 2018. Article published by Sue Palminteri FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the editor of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page.last_img read more

Reid wins Donegal 5k, Burke takes women’s race – full results here

first_imgDECLAN REID was the winner of this evening’s Shane Bonner Memorial Donegal 5k in Letterkenny.City of Derry AC man Reid led home the 116 participants in 15 minutes and 3.3 seconds.Craig Simpson of Foyle Valley was second in 15:05.4 with another Foyle Valley man, Chris McGuinness, third in 15:16.1 Nakita Burke (pictured) of Letterkenny AC was the leading female, finishing in 16:50.7. lace Bib Name M/F AG Club Time1. 2 Declan Reid M MO City of Derry AC MO 15:03,32. 53 Craig Simpson M MO Foyle Valley AC MO 15:05,43. 52 Chris Mc Guinness M M35 Foyle Valley AC MO 15:16,14. 62 John Paul Williamson M MO City of Derry AC MO 15:21,15. 55 Scott Rankin M MO Foyle Valley AC MO 15:28,06. 36 Gerard Gallagher M MO Finn Valley AC MO 15:35,27. 56 Ciaran Mc Gonagle M M40 Letterkenny AC M35 15:48,28. 67 Marlk Mc Paul M MO Finn Valley AC MO 16:28,59. 17 Ivan Toner M M40 Letterkenny AC M35 16:32,310. 4 Colin Roberts M M50 City of Derry AC MO 16:36,211. 68 Paddy Ryan M MO Finn Valley AC MO 16:45,912. 65 David Porter M M35 Inishowen AC M35 16:48,613. 18 Nakita Burke F FO Letterkenny AC FO 16:50,714. 31 Martin Cunningham M M40 Tir Chonaill M35 16:54,015. 15 Colin Mc Nulty M M40 Finn Valley AC M35 16:57,816. 116 Michael Black M MO 17:07,117. 23 Aaron Quinn M MJ Finn Valley AC MO 17:07,218. 37 Dael Corbertt M MO Springwell Running Club MO 17:36,419. 9 Martin McLucas M M50 Inishowen AC M50 17:55,420. 72 Gerard Marley M MO Milford AC MO 18:10,021. 7 Oisín Fogarty M MJ Inishowen AC MO 18:10,022. 14 Niamh Kelly F FO Letterkenny AC FO 18:23,023. 51 Sarah Kelly F FO Inishowen AC FO 18:26,024. 76 Jason King M M40 24/7 Triathlon 18:27,725. 63 Amy Jackson F FO City of Derry AC FO 18:30,126. 64 Liam Bradley M M40 Inishowen AC M35 18:31,227. 21 Patrick McHugh M M35 Milford AC MO 18:41,528. 92 Helen McCready F F35 Rosses AC F35 18:42,429. 78 Martin Mooney M M35 Inishowen AC M35 19:02,430. 41 Nuala Bose F FJ Olympian AC FO 19:13,731. 99 Michael Galvin M M50 Letterkenny AC M35 19:16,832. 8 Niall McGee M M40 Inishowen AC M35 19:16,933. 20 Kay Byrne F F50 Finn Valley AC F50 19:20,634. 107 Dessie Shiels M M40 Letterkenny AC M35 19:25,735. 30 Eimear Wiseman F FO Letterkenny AC FO 19:30,136. 22 Michael Tracey M MO City of Derry AC MO 19:35,437. 5 Stephen Travers M M50 Tir Chonaill M50 19:38,838. 49 Mark Connolly M M60 Finn Valley AC M35 19:41,639. 109 John Fealty M M60 Milford AC MO 19:45,940. 33 James Donaghey M M50 Convoy AC M50 19:47,941. 89 Mel Mc Kinney M MO Milford AC MO 19:48,742. 38 Joe Mc Carthy M M60 City of Derry AC MO 19:54,743. 6 Finbarr Gallagher M M50 Inishowen AC M50 20:05,744. 104 Mark Canning M M35 20:09,445. 90 Michael J Gallagher M M40 Finn Valley AC M35 20:13,946. 13 Michael Collins M M50 Inishowen AC M50 20:23,347. 81 Emer Magee F F50 Rosses AC F50 20:23,848. 85 Eamon Connolly M M40 Aghyaran Athletics 20:26,849. 77 Dónal Ó Heochaidh M M60 Tir Chonaill M50 21:00,650. 16 Jane Toner F F40 Letterkenny AC FO 21:09,551. 48 Owen J. Coyle M M40 Rosses AC M40 21:14,352. 96 Cathy Breslin F F40 Rosses AC F35 21:20,153. 34 Shaun Cannon M MO 21:25,954. 79 Aidan Mc Fadden M MO 24/7 Triathlon 21:28,555. 59 Trina Mhic Dhónaill F F40 Inishowen AC FO 21:33,156. 50 Kathleen Rodgers F F50 Rosses AC F50 21:33,857. 42 Richard McCarthy M M50 Tir Chonaill M50 21:38,858. 58 Elizabeth Mc Daid F F40 Inishowen AC FO 21:49,059. 3 Anne Marie McGeehin F F40 Olympian AC F40 22:06,460. 84 Eugene Mc Ginley M M50 Swanlings 22:10,761. 11 Ton Bangert M M60 Raphoe Road Runners 22:11,162. 93 Martina Mulhern F F35 Rosses AC F35 22:13,463. 60 Kathleen Doherty F F40 Inishowen AC FO 22:22,764. 73 Brian Mc Bride M M60 Letterkenny AC M35 22:34,365. 66 Evelyn Boyle F F50 Rosses AC F50 22:35,966. 97 Lorraine Doherty F F40 Rosses AC F35 22:43,067. 12 Dónal Bonner M MO 22:50,868. 19 John Ward M MO Milford AC MO 23:11,569. 80 Fintan Smith M MO Motiv8 23:22,270. 29 Theresa Wiseman F F50 Letterkenny AC FO 24:11,971. 124 James Doherty M M40 24:14,972. 43 Vera Haughey F F50 Tir Chonaill F50 24:18,673. 69 Sam Faulkner M MO Run for Fun 24:39,474. 122 Rosaleen Doherty F F40 Speer Performance 25:09,775. 83 Shaun O Donnell M M50 Swanlings 26:03,476. 10 Marjan Bangert F F70 Raphoe Road Runners 26:03,777. 24 Joseph Casey M M50 26:05,978. 106 Dan Canning M M35 26:14,279. 87 P.J. Patton M M50 Run for Fun 26:43,480. 115 Bríd Ferry F FO Run for Fun 27:04,781. 35 Annmarie Dalton F F35 27:16,482. 120 Sarah Elliott F FO 27:33,683. 94 Noreen Sharkey F F60 Letterkenny Park Runners 27:42,384. 86 Declan Black M MO Run for Fun 27:54,885. 39 Erin Mc Ginty F FO 28:18,686. 40 Kevin Mc Brearty M M35 28:21,187. 71 Teaghan Doherty F FJ 28:45,088. 74 A Doherty M MO 28:47,389. 45 Ally Doherty M MO 28:49,690. 91 Claire Taylor F F35 Convoy AC F35 28:52,891. 95 Gráinne Greene F F35 Convoy AC F35 28:52,992. 57 Cat Greene F FO 29:23,893. 101 Rosemary Robinson F F50 Convoy AC F50 29:36,594. 102 Emma Bates F F35 Convoy AC F35 29:36,595. 82 Terence Quinn M M50 Raphoe Road Runners 29:38,096. 112 Margaret Coyle F F40 Run for Fun F40 29:42,297. 44 Kay Bonner F F50 Convoy AC F50 30:08,298. 70 Marie Bonner F F60 30:10,899. 103 Tanya Hall F F40 Convoy AC F35 30:11,1100. 100 Josephine Doneghey F F40 Convoy AC F35 30:12,1101. 110 Ann Strain F F50 Convoy AC F50 30:12,3102. 88 Sinéad Martyn F FO 30:47,2103. 98 Martina McBrearty F F50 Letterkenny Park Runners 31:26,4104. 27 Eamon Friel M MO 32:11,6105. 25 Conor Dalton M MO 32:22,8106. 26 Nicola Bonner F FO 32:23,0107. 117 Keeley Boyle F FJ Eco Atlantic Adventurers 35:53,7108. 28 Edel Friel F FO 37:02,9109. 105 Norell Nicholas F FO 38:19,0110. 113 Patricia O’Brien F FO KCR 41:26,4111. 118 Colleen O’Brien F FO 41:26,7112. 114 Denise Wilson F FO Eco Atlantic Adventurers 46:09,8113. 111 Terance Boyle M M35 48:46,6114. 75 Riley Doherty M MJ 58:20,2115. 46 Noel Doherty M M60 60:27,1116. 47 Pearl Doherty F F60 60:34,3  Reid wins Donegal 5k, Burke takes women’s race – full results here was last modified: September 20th, 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)last_img read more

Four things Spurs need to do to reach the next level

first_imgThis should be a huge boost with fans flooding back to watch their heroes and fully get behind the team, something which has been lacking this season.If the team and supporters settle quickly then the club could get a huge boost next season. In their final season at White Hart Lane where Spurs went unbeaten on home soil in the league it felt like the crowd were sucking the ball into the back of the net and this is needed once more.2. Improve the midfieldThe loss of Mousa Dembele has been huge this season, while injuries have seen Mauricio Pochettino forced, more often than not, to field Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko as a midfield two, with either Christian Eriksen or Dele Alli occasionally dropping deeper to make it a three.If Spurs are to reach another level they need to sign at least one world-class ball progressing midfielder, like Tanguy Ndombele, while if Eriksen is to leave in the summer a creative force is also a must.On top of this, another playmaker would be a wise addition given the lack of competition for Eriksen in recent years. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES “Of course, maybe that is our limit. It’s a little bit sad, but maybe we need to start to think that we need to operate in a different way from the start of next season.“I think we need to find the way to operate that we can provide the club to try to achieve the last step.“I think we are doing a fantastic job in the last four/five years, but I think we need more and still we are not there. The duos’ performances in contrast with how Ricardo Pereira has got on at Leicester City has many supporters raging as they clearly missed out on the better player when they eventually signed Aurier.A replacement at right-back is essential, while the promotion of Kyle Walker-Peters should be considered if both are turfed out by Pochettino.On the opposite flank, Danny Rose is finally getting back to his former self but Ben Davies, at the highest level isn’t good enough as a wing-back. His versatility makes him a great option but the fact he is ineligible for homegrown status in the Champions League means he could be a shock name on the chopping block. 7 Tottenham players looked dejected after their late defeat to Southampton on Saturday Upon having his title upgraded from head coach to manager, Pochettino was handed more control over transfers but right now he seems unable to strike the right balance and a helping hand is needed.Had the club been wiser last summer they would have at least had Jack Grealish on the books and right now it’s hard to argue he wouldn’t have played at least 30 times for the club and allowed players like Harry Winks some vital rest without stretching the squad. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED 3. Upgrade the full-backsAgainst Arsenal, Kieran Trippier was bullied relentlessly by Alex Iwobi and has struggled to find the form which saw him thrill at the World Cup last summer.Team-mate Sissoko has often been tasked with covering the England international so he isn’t so tortured by his opponents, which can leave Spurs light in the middle, which isn’t ideal.Meanwhile, Serge Aurier, Borussia Dortmund performance aside, looks far from the marauding full-back seen at Paris Saint-Germain. Often the Ivorian looks timid going forward and rarely looks to beat a man, which lets Tottenham down in games where they have the majority of possession. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade shining Tottenham Hotspur manager watches his side lose 2-1 to Southampton. Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-1 defeat to Southampton has left the club battling to remain in the Premier League’s top four.Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea are all now aiming to knock Spurs out of Champions League qualification places. And a frustrated Mauricio Pochettino has admitted the team may now be at their maximum capacity and need to reach another level next season.Reacting to the defeat, Pochettino told talkSPORT’s Alex Crook: “It’s a difficult thing, we are talking about the last nearly five years to change a mentality.“That is a clear example that we are still not mature enough.“When you talk a lot and when you find a lot of solution, it’s only one way, it’s to try to change, making different decisions that’s from the past. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REPLY The new stadium could well be opened soon “If we want to put the club in the last step like the people is talking, it’s of course that we need to find a way to try to provide the club the style that is going to make us to be better.”But if Tottenham are to reach another level, what needs to happen at the club? talkSPORT.com takes a look.1. Get settled in the new stadiumAfter more than a year-and-a-half away from White Hart Lane, the fans and players became far too fatigued.Even season ticket holders stopped going to Wembley with the extra travel and the lack of atmosphere taking the fun out of seeing Spurs play.If their new arena gets through the two planned test events they will play their last five home matches at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – or whatever the new name will be. BEST OF Former Tottenham director of football Damien Comolli 7 Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen could be on the move. 7 Kieran Trippier scored an embarrassing own goal against Chelsea and his been poor for most of the season no dice @Lilywhite_Rose REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ADVICE MONEY Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 7 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow 7 Ben Davies could be a casualty in any Pochettino overhaul 4. Appoint a sporting directorAcross the years, Tottenham have had numerous sporting directors, technical directors, chief scouts and head of football operations with Frank Arnesen, Damien Comolli, Franco Baldini, and Paul Mitchell being the most remembered.Without one currently, Spurs appear to be struggling to identify key signings and if they are to be more focused this summer and in the future employing a new one should be considered. 7 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 7last_img read more

Going Up: Using our Voice to Elevate the HR Profession

first_imgThis morning, I challenged over 650 SHRM members and employment lawyers to elevate our profession. SHRM must fill a broader space than just the practice and procedures of HR.First, we must be the voice of “all matters work.” For example, on issues affecting older Americans, Congress goes to AARP to take the pulse of people over 40. In the same way, legislators should come to SHRM to shape policy on issues that affect every person who works, and every organization that employs them. SHRM is already well-known on Capitol Hill­, but primarily among Congressional staff. Now we want to hear our name in the mouths of legislators themselves.We will also be a voice of courage. And we will back it up with action, unafraid of today’s tough issues. We have already been out front on #MeToo; we will also tackle immigration, pay equity, health care, tax reform, and everything else we need to protect people—their dignity and their paychecks.SHRM cannot quietly influence policy from the sidelines. We will be in the game and calling plays. We will approach advocacy from the grassroots, through our Advocacy team and our almost 300,000 members, and from the treetops—our nation’s largest employers. Although you may not always agree with everything we do, you can be sure our position will elevate our profession and create better workplaces.Finally, we will be the voice of nonpartisanship—not to be confused with bipartisanship. We aren’t always going to look for a middle ground, or the most politically expedient choice. We may agree with one side or the other on different issues, or we may forge a third way, bringing the partisans along with us.Starting today, you will hear SHRM speaking and acting in all three of these ways. In your advocacy work and in your day-to-day practice, I urge you to speak and act the same. This is how we elevate our profession and our Society—as experts on people and work and as a social force that can change the world.last_img read more

10 months agoLovren confident Liverpool can emulate Arsenal’s Invincibles

first_imgLovren confident Liverpool can emulate Arsenal’s Invinciblesby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDejan Lovren is confident Liverpool can emulate Arsenal’s 2003/04 unbeaten season.The Reds have gone 19 games without a single loss this season, but face a tough test against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on Thursday night.Asked if Liverpool can emulate Arsenal’s 2003-04 invincible season, Lovren said: “There are always records to beat. Everything is possible when you believe and you work hard.”Of course, you need the luck to go your way also, but why not? It is a challenge for us and every player here.”Will it be possible? Let’s see at the end of the season.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Watch Oklahoma Star Buddy Hield Cut Down The Net After Epic Performance

first_imgBuddy Hield seen cutting down the net.Buddy Hield NetOklahoma just took down Oregon to reach the program’s first Final Four since 2002. Senior guard and Player of the Year candidate Buddy Hield was unconscious, scoring 37 points on 13-of-20 from the field.After the game, Hield took his place atop a ladder for the ceremonial net-cutting. Buddy clipping that net!! pic.twitter.com/2IK17TmNJi— Oklahoma Basketball (@OU_MBBall) March 27, 2016Buddy then hit press row for a radio interview, his piece of the net displayed prominently. Buddy Hield doing post game radio with his piece of the net tied to his hat pic.twitter.com/gQq2bdcHu2— Greg Beacham (@gregbeacham) March 27, 2016There’s one more net that Hield and the Sooners want to cut down. That’s the one at NRG Stadium in Houston, the site of next week’s Final Four.last_img read more

Top brass from BJP Congress descend upon Gurugram

first_imgGurugram: With few days left for the political campaigning to end in Gurugram, top leaders from BJP and Congress have now begun to come here seeking votes for their candidates.On Wednesday Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar from BJP asked the electorate to vote for the candidate Rao Inderjit Singh who is seeking his fifth term as the member of parliament (MP). On the other hand, the deputy chief minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot sought votes for the Congress candidate Captain Ajay Singh who is the six-time MLA from Rewari and is fighting his first General elections. In the series of campaign, the first was held at Bhondsi area where the Chief Guest was Rajnath Sigh. At the rally, Singh emphasises that how the strong governance by the Modi government had propelled the economy of the country to a situation where it is now the fifth largest economy globally. He also assured votes that one more term to Modi government will ensure that the economy of the country will become the third largest by the year 2030.last_img read more

The Utah Jazz Might Just Be For Real

Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On this week’s show (March 22, 2018), Neil, Chris and Kyle break down the Houston Rockets’ potential. Has James Harden all but locked up the MVP award this year? And is a Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors Western Conference final inevitable? Next, the Utah Jazz are on an impressive tear, moving up in the playoff rankings despite a crowded field. The crew discusses the Jazz’s success and breaks down the unique challenges facing a small-market team. Plus, a significant digit on the Boston Celtics.Here are links to what the podcast discussed this week:Keep an eye on our 2017-18 NBA predictions, updated after every game.Kyle wrote about the Houston Rockets this week, asking: Why can’t they be the Warriors?The Atlanta Hawks ended the Utah Jazz’s nine-game win streak on Tuesday.Significant Digit: 1-and-884, the record (per ESPN Stats and Info) for NBA teams who trailed by 5 or more points in the final 20 seconds of a game this season. The Boston Celtics are the only team to have won. They stunned the Oklahoma City Thunder Tuesday night by overcoming a 5-point deficit with 16.8 seconds to go. Embed Code By Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed read more

Large amounts of drugs seized three in custody

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 24, 2017 – Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit officers took two adult males and an adult female into custody following the seizure of a large amount of dangerous drugs on Thursday 23rd February 2017.Reports are that shortly after 9:00am, Drug Enforcement Unit officers were on operation in the Calvin Street off Soldier Road, when a premises, was searched and 34 pounds of marijuana was found in a number of small containers and bags.  Two adult males and an adult female were arrested and taken into custody in connection with the seizure.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Mango Reef guests shocking racist rant

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 12, 2017 – Providenciales – A vicious racial rant by guests of Seven Stars Resort earlier today has islanders outraged.  A couple who believed their cell phone was stolen by Mango Reef staff called the restaurant and riddled off the most demeaning language, exposing their extreme prejudice against black people.From repeated use of ‘the ‘N’ word’ to threats about cutting a worker’s throat to  comments about sexuality and commands for the ‘group of n****s to go back to Africa where they came from’ it was a poisonous mix of shocking racial slurs.Employees were upset, they recorded the tirade and one staffer told the woman accuser, who was the most vocal that the TCI is not used to her brand in its guests.  The photo and audio of the couple is spreading on social media.The pair also sounds as if they are intoxicated on the recording.  The cell phone was found by Mango Reef enclosed in a menu.  It was said to have been discovered when staff was setting up for dinner.  The cell phone was returned to the couple.#MagneticMediaNews#racismatmangoreef Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #racismatmangoreeflast_img read more