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

Taylor’s half-century helps Storm stretch lead

first_imgLONDON (CMC): West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor struck her first half-century of the Blast Twenty20 tournament in a strong all-round performance as she helped fire Western Storm to an emphatic 76-run victory over Lancashire Thunder. Playing at Taunton on Thursday, Storm piled up 185 for four off their 20 overs, with captain Heather Knight top-scoring with 76 and Taylor carving out an unbeaten 51. In reply, Thunder crumbled for 109 all out with 10 balls remaining, with only 19-year-old Eleanor Threlkeld showing any resistance with 33 off 32 balls while Nicole Bolton chipped in with 21 from 17 deliveries at the top of the order. Welsh spinner Claire Nicholas, entrusted with the new ball, claimed three for 11 while Taylor supported with two for 18 from three overs of off-spin. The victory was Storm’s sixth win of the season, allowing them to stretch their lead at the top of the standings on 28 points. Sent in, Storm lost experienced New Zealander Rachel Priest in the first over for four with as many on the board, but Knight anchored two superb partnerships to ruin Thunder’s hopes of further quick breakthroughs. She put on 64 for the second wicket with Indian opener Smriti Mandhana, whose 49 came from just 25 balls and included seven fours and a pair of sixes. When Mandhana departed in the eighth over, Knight put on a further 102 with the right-handed Taylor, who faced 37 balls and counted five fours and a six. Knight perished at the end of the 19th over after belting nine fours and a six in a 50-ball knock. Sixth victorylast_img read more

Opportunities exist for GuySuCo to have a secure future

first_imgDear Editor,One of the daily newspapers on July 19, 2017 carried a report titled “Berbicians informed of ‘New GuySuCo’ plans for Rose Hall Estate”. In the report, GuySuCo’s Communication Officer, Ms Audreyanna Thomas is reported, among other things, to have said “that the New GuySuCo will include, the Plantation White, which will be evaluated to replace the low priced bulk raw sugar”.After reading the report, I did some research where I learnt that Plantation White is a new form of white sugar, which is produced in a non-traditional manner. My reading also advised me that Plantation White is not a product that has gained much traction, since it is still lacking many characteristics to be considered as White Sugar in a contemporary sense.Having had this much information, it is incomprehensible that GuySuCo is going along a path to possibly produce a product, which is not accepted by the market. Furthermore, what is GuySuCo’s contingency should the new Skeldon owner set up a sugar refinery and produce true White Sugar. I recall that the Indian investors who visited the Skeldon factory, according to the press, expressed the idea to have a refinery established there.It is disturbing for me, Editor, that GuySuCo which has so much opportunity for a secure future is just giving it away to foreigners, who will take even more wealth from Guyanese.Yours sincerely,Patricia Persaudlast_img read more

The decision must be based on a legal principle

first_imgDear Editor,Please permit me to make a comment on the recent Court of Appeal ruling with regards to the Validity of the no-confidence motion. I make no claim to be an attorney- at-law or an expert on constitutional law. However, based on my schooling on the general principles of English and European Law as a certified Paralegal and Certified Legal Secretary, I do have a limited understanding of the interpretation of law.Having listened attentively to the rulings of the judges that allowed the appeal, one can only conclude that in arriving at their decisions two things occurred: (a) the law was cast aside and a mathematical calculation became the basis for their decisions. (b) Words that do not appear in the Constitution were inserted to arrive at a particular outcome.Judges make good and bad decisions all the time; hence the reason for appeal to a higher Court. In the meantime, we must respect the judges and abide by the majority decision until the pronouncement of the final court of appeal that the vote of no confidence motion was not properly passed by a majority i.e. 33 votes. This case has now been filed with the CCJ, Guyana’s final court of appeal.Over a period of time, a number of generally recognised rules or cannons of interpretation have evolved by judges. Some of the most important ones are now mentioned, so that it may be determined as to whether the rules were given consideration in the recent Court of Appeal ruling.The Mischief ruleUnder this rule, the judge will look at the Act to see what its purpose was, and what mischief in the common law it was designed to prevent. (Heydon’s case 1583). Broadly speaking, this rule means that where a statute has been passed to remedy a weakness in the law, the interpretation which will correct that weakness is the one that will be adopted. The big question is whether there is any weakness in the situation that 33 is not the majority of 65. Our parliament is made up of 65 seats, which is an off-number.The Literal ruleAccording to this rule, the working of the Act must be construed according to its literal and grammatical meaning, regardless of the result. It is therefore improper to include into the statute words that are not there in order to arrive at a particular outcome. Where the statute speaks of ‘majority’, it is highly improper to insert the prefix ‘simple’ and/or ‘absolute’. The same words of the statute must normally be construed throughout the Act in the same sense.The Golden ruleThis can be seen as an extension of the Literal rule. Under this rule, the words of a statute will, as far as possible, be construed according to their plain, ordinary and natural meaning, unless this leads to an absurd result. It is used by the courts where a statutory provision is capable of more than one literal meaning. This will cause a judge to select one which avoids any absurdity.Expressio unius est exclusion alterius (The expression of one thing implies the exclusion of another)Under this rule, where specific words are used and are not followed by general words, the Act applies only to the instances mentioned.In addition to the major rules of interpretation, there are also several considerations which a judge will have in mind. The judge will concern himself/herself only with the wordings of the Act. He/she will not go to Hansard to look up reports of the debates during the passage of the Act.In the handing down of a decision, a judge can make reference to a number of comments/situations and things in the “Obita”; however, the decision must be based on a legal principle. Obita dicta are things said in passing, and they do not have any binding force, but can be of a persuasive nature. The reason that Obita dicta are merely persuasive is because the prerogative of a judge in not to make the law by formulating and declaring it (that is for the legislature), but to make the law by applying it to cases coming before the court.If the division of people and then rounding then up to whole persons within an odd number Parliament in Guyana can be upheld at the CCJ, then the law is indeed an ass.Sincerely,Pandit ChrishnaPersaudlast_img read more

Brazilian specialist to testify in Babita Sarjou murder trial

first_imgA Brazilian interpreter was on Thursday deemed competent to translate the results of the DNA analysis (previously sent over to Brazil), by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan following cross-examination by defence counsel as the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the murder of Babita Sarjou continued before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The Chief Magistrate ruled that she was satisfied with the competence and training of Carlos Manuel Da Costa with regard to his ability to effectively translate into English the testimony of a Brazilian doctor and specialist, who readily appeared on Skype to report his findings. This did not go down well with Attorney-at-Law Ronald Trotman, who remained sceptical about the proficiency of Da Costa. The lawyer sought to discredit the interpreter during cross-examination, establishing that the man was ignorant of scientific terms and principles, owing to his lack of expertise in the field.The Portuguese man initially told the court that even though he could not effectively interpret many terms of complex scientific nature, he is capable of translating the same in English providing that they (the terms) were explained to him by the analyst. This was sufficient for the Magistrate to rule him as being competent, declaring that the main aim of the hearing was to decipher whether Da Costa was able to successfully translate and explain what the witness was saying.A wary Trotman then requested that the defence have an interpreter as well to corroborate evidence given by the specialist, in order that the parties may find common ground or be placed in an “equal position” as he proposed.Magistrate McLennan responded by expressing her willingness for the defence to have an interpreter, who would sit at the Bar table for this purpose only, since the court was already satisfied with the competence of its translator.Another issue arose as Prosecutor Moore disclosed that Da Costa was set to leave the jurisdiction the following day and would return in August. After several minutes of negotiation, the interpreter agreed to return sooner to facilitate the continuation of the PI.The matter is set to resume on June 12, 2017 at 09:30h before the court of the Chief Magistrate.Murder accused Sharadananda Narine, of Lot 51 Seaforth Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, and his alleged accomplice, Darrel Ponton, called “Yankee” of Lot 54 Broad Street, Charlestown, were jointly charged for the death of Sarjou, Narine’s then estranged wife. They are currently on remand.It is alleged that on November 4, 2010, the woman left her Timehri, East Bank Demerara home to meet her husband and son at the Kitty Seawall to view the annual Diwali Motorcade. When she did not return home that night, her mother became worried and filed a missing person’s report. After many months of fruitless searching, the case was closed. However in 2016, Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum reopened the case as a homicide following the surfacing of new information.Investigators made a major breakthrough when Sarjou’s estranged husband and ‘Yankee’ were questioned and subsequently cracked under pressure, leading the officials to the shallow grave holding the remains of Sarjou.Investigations revealed that Narine had allegedly paid Ponton $50,000 and had promised him a trip to Trinidad for his services.last_img read more

There could be trouble ahead for Pochettino at Tottenham, warns Cascarino

first_imgTony Cascarino says he is not convinced Mauricio Pochettino will be a success as Tottenham manager.Pochettino impressed at Southampton with an intense pressing and possession game that led to their highest ever Premier League finish last season.He quit to take charge at White Hart Lane in the summer and enjoyed a winning start to his reign on Saturday, with Spurs securing a dramatic 1-0 victory against West Ham after surviving a missed penalty and seeing Kyle Naughton sent off.But, despite the opening day victory, Cascarino was far from impressed by Tottenham’s display at Upton Park and feels there could be trouble ahead for the Argentine coach.Speaking on the Hawksbee and Jacobs show, he said: “I was there and I thought Tottenham were there for the taking. I thought they were very, very ordinary.“They were very tippy tappy in certain areas. Erik Lamela was guilty of it. He does some nice things, skips pass someone, but the final ball wasn’t there.“If Sam [Allardyce] would have gone with two up front and really gone for it when it was 11 versus 10, I thought they would have beaten Tottenham.“It was a strange result. They got the result, but there were a lot of concerns for me about the way Tottenham play. Pochettino had a team at Southampton that pressurised you all over the park and Tottenham clearly don’t have the players to do it.”last_img read more

‘Ratatouille’ cooks up $47.2 million

first_img“Ratatouille” was the big cheese at the box office over the weekend, scurrying away with an estimated $47.2 million in ticket sales. While it marked the eighth consecutive No. 1 bow for a Pixar Animation title, the animated comedy about a gourmet rat that gets a chance to cook in a French restaurant drew the lowest take for a Pixar film since 1995’s “Toy Story” ($29.1 million). Walt Disney Studios, which releases all Pixar titles and now owns the animation studio, remained upbeat Sunday despite a debut that was far less than the $60 million Pixar’s “Cars” opened to a year ago and the $70 million-plus debuts for 2003’s “Finding Nemo” and 2004’s “The Incredibles.” “Without question, for those who have had the opportunity to see it, they understand why we believe it’s a long-run play,” said Chuck Viane, president of Disney’s Buena Vista Distribution. Viane pointed to “Cars” retaining its audience for several weeks and going on to gross $244 million to become the second-highest-grossing film of 2006. “Based on the performance of past Pixar films, the number looks a little lower than one might expect,” said box office analyst Paul Dergarabedian, president of Media By Numbers. “But this is a movie that’s going to generate great word of mouth and sometimes that’s more important than a big opening weekend.” Giving “Ratatouille” some competition was 20th Century’s Fox’s “Live Free or Die Hard,” the first installment in the Bruce Willis franchise in more than a decade. The film took in an estimated $33.1 million Friday through Sunday. It opened Wednesday and has grossed $48.2 million in its first five days. “It exceeded our expectations,” said Bert Livingston, Fox’s general sales manager of distribution. “The audience loves the character and I think the picture is going to be playing all summer.” Last week’s top film, the comedy “Evan Almighty,” slipped to third place with an estimated gross of $15 million and a 10-day total of $60.6 million. The film, which had a production budget of $175 million, will be hard-pressed to even reach $100 million after losing 50 percent of its audience in the second weekend. A film that cost far less to make was the Michael Moore documentary “Sicko” (production budget $9 million) which was booked into just 441 theaters. The scathing look at the U.S. health care system released by Lionsgate debuted in ninth place with ticket sales of $4.5 million. Finishing just behind “Sicko” was the Focus Feature release “Evening,” a drama with a dream cast that includes Vanessa Redgrave, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close and others. Playing in 997 theaters, it opened in 10th place with a gross of $3.5 million, according to studio estimates. When final figures are released today, overall grosses might just be enough to barely stop a streak of four consecutive down weekends compared to 2006 totals. The top 12 films, according to preliminary estimates, are 2 percent ahead of the same weekend a year ago. — Greg Hernandez, (818) 713-3758greg.hernandez@dailynews.com 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

10 amazing football triumphs to match Leicester’s amazing Premier League win

first_imgLeicester’s Premier League win is incredible considering where they were last season.They avoided relegation to embark on an amazing season which has captured the world’s imagination (apart from Spurs fans).But where does it rank among other fantastic football triumphs?IT’S AMAZING TO THINK THIS LEICESTER VIDEO WAS ONLY EIGHT YEARSVIDEO: LEICESTER PLAYERS HAVE A PARTY AT JAMIE VARDY’S HOUSE 10 10 10 9. Boavista upset Portugal’s big three – Like Atletico Madrid winning La Liga and breaking Barca and Real’s hold, Boavista upset the big guns in Portugal in 2001 when they won the country’s league. The title – the club’s first – was eventually decided with a game to spare. 10. Montpellier didn’t need those Qatari millions to get the job done – Leicester winning the Premier League is amazing. Absolutely. But where does it rank among other incredible football achievements? Here, talkSPORT looks at some of the memorable moments, beginning with Montpellier’s title triumph. Given how PSG have dominated France’s Ligue 1 in the years since the mega bucks have been injected, Montpellier’s win in 2012 is pretty impressive. They finished three points ahead of the Parisians, with Olivier Giroud top scoring with 21 goals. 10 8. Little Verona upset the order in Italy – Verona had only been promoted to Italy’s top flight in 1982 and were celebrating their first and only Serie A title three years later on 12 May. Under the guidance of boss Osvaldo Bagnoli, memorable victories included beating holders Juventus 2-0, with Preben Elkjaer scoring a goal without a boot on his right foot having lost it during his surging run down the left and rode fierce tackles. Above is a picture of the team in 2015 saluting the crowd 30 years after winning Serie A. 2. Greece see off Spain, France and Portugal to win Euro 2004 – Greece topped their Euro 2004 qualifying group where they beat Spain in Zaragoza and began and ended the competition by beating hosts Portugal, while they dumped holders France, who boasted Zinedine Zidane and Thierry Henry, out at the quarter-final stage. 4. North Korea beat Italy at the World Cup – Italy were twice winners of the World Cup, but that didn’t faze North Korea who beat them 1-0, courtesy of Pak Doo-Ik at Middlesbrough’s Ayresome Park. Names like Mazzola, Rivera and Facchetti in the Italian side were sent home where they were reportedly pelted by fruit by angry members of the public, while North Korea went out in a blaze of glory to Portugal in the quarter-finals, losing 5-3. This was despite being 3-0 up. 5. An average Liverpool side comeback to defeat European heavyweights Milan in 2005 – To highlight the gulf in star quality, Milan boasted Cafu, Maldini, Stam and Nesta in defence, Gattuso, Pirlo and Seedorf in the middle, with Kaka, Shevchenko and Crespo further forward. However, they let a 3-0 half-time lead slip against the likes of Baros, Kewell and Traore. Granted, Gerrard, Carragher and Alonso were on top of their game, but Milan were stunned when the Reds fought back in a game where they were forced to withstand strong pressure from the Italians to triumph on penalties. 10 10 10 10 10 3. Promoted Forest win first top flight title at first attempt – In 1977 Brian Clough’s Forest scraped into the First Division when they edged the third and final promotion place by a point to finish behind winners Wolves and runners-up Chelsea. However, the following season – their first in the top division since ’72 – they were champions having not lost once at home, while they also beat runners-up and European champions Liverpool to the League Cup. It got better for Forest after that, though, as they won back-to-back European Cups (above). 6. “One championship with Cagliari was worth ten elsewhere” – Cagliari win Serie A – With Gigi Riva in the side, Sardinian side Cagliari won their only Serie A title in 1970. The striker scored 21 times in 30 games to help secure the title and end the season four points ahead of Inter and seven clear of Juventus, a team Riva rejected twice to remain loyal to the club he loved. In addition, coach Manlio Scopigno claimed “One championship with Cagliari was worth ten elsewhere.” That’s goal machine Riva, above, with a Cagliari shirt in 2005. 7. Lowly Sunderland win the FA Cup – For years it was one of football’s great underdog stories, with Second Division Sunderland beating FA Cup holders Leeds 1-0 in the competition’s 1973 final. Ian Porterfield was the scorer against a side who were champions in 1969, reached the European Cup semi-final a year later and were First Division winners again in 1974. 10 1. Mixture of amateurs and semi-pros beat England – Belo Horizonte, Brazil and a 1-0 loss to America helped send England home from their first ever World Cup. England may have boasted huge names like Tom Finney and Stan Mortensen, but it was Haiti-born Joe Gaetjens who scored the goal and England, despite winning their opening game against Chile, sealed an early exit after also suffering a defeat against Spain.last_img read more

For the record

first_imgAn article last Sunday incorrectly stated that former Burbank City Councilwoman Susan Spanos was hospitalized in 1997 for cocaine addiction. In fact, she had a problem with depression and prescription medication. Also, an article Dec. 31 incorrectly reported that she had resigned from office. In fact, she served out her full term. The Daily News regrets the errors. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!,An article last Sunday incorrectly stated that former Burbank City Councilwoman Susan Spanos was hospitalized in 1997 for cocaine addiction. In fact, she had a problem with depression and prescription medication. Also, an article Dec. 31 incorrectly reported that she had resigned from office. In fact, she served out her full term. The Daily News regrets the errors. last_img read more

Bayern Munich would be wasting their time with summer bid for Dele Alli

first_img1 Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has claimed Bayern Munich would be wasting their time with a summer bid for Dele Alli.Recent reports have claimed the England midfielder is at the top of the German giants’ wanted list ahead of the summer transfer window.It has been claimed Bayern would have to offer in excess of the £85million it cost Real Madrid to prise Gareth Bale away from White Hart Lane four years ago to sign star man Alli at the end of the season.But Pochettino is confident even a world record bid would not sway a player who wants to stay at Tottenham.The Argentine coach insisted: “He is very happy with us.“Tottenham is creating a very good team and philosophy and he is enjoying his time here and I see no reason to be worried about that information.“This [sort of interest] always happens when the player is good, when the coaching staff is good and things are going well.” Tottenham star Dele Alli is reportedly wanted by Bayern Munich last_img read more