The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Malawi has strongly condemned the resurfacing killings of people with albinism in the country, describing it as retrogressive given the achievements made since 2014.Malawi police officer arrested for albino abduction in Machinga: Masambuka’s body found buried in garden. (Malawi Nyasa Times_The UN made the condemnation in reaction to the recent brutal killing of a 22-year-old man, Macdonald Masambuka, who went missing early March and whose body was found buried in a shallow grave on April in the country’s eastern district of Machinga.In a statement dated April 4, UN Resident Coordinator in Malawi Maria Jose Torres described the act as retrogressive given the achievements the country had made since the fight against the act started in 2014.“We encourage the authorities to ensure that a thorough, prompt and impartial investigation into the killing of this young man is made and that the alleged perpetrators are brought to justice,” urged the UN Resident Coordinator in the statement.She urged Malawi government and stakeholders to redouble their efforts to implement the National Action Plan which addresses the root causes of attacks on persons with albinism, including a nationwide awareness raising campaign.The Malawi Police Service (MPS) has so far arrested seven suspects in connection to Masambuka’s murder and among the suspects are police officers and a medical practitioner.“We are concerned that persons that were entrusted with the responsibility of promoting and protecting the life of all Malawians including persons with albinism are the ones allegedly suspected to have had a hand in the killing of Macdolnald,” explains the UN Resident Coordinator.Masambuka’s incident brings to four the total number of attacks on persons with albinism in 2018 alone.Currently the Association for Persons with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) has also registered its concern on the latest development, saying capital punishment to the offenders could have helped to end the malpractice.Since 2014, Malawi has registered at least 125 cases of attacks and killings of persons with albinism where at least 20 people were brutally killed.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInA project to help save the native Tree Sparrow with the help of a project at Scottish Water sites across Dumfries and Galloway has got off to a flying start.RSPB Scotland contacted Scottish Water a few months ago to say it believed the utility had ideal sites within land of its water treatment work to install bird boxes to encourage the bird to breed.The Tree Sparrow, also known as the Spug, is on the Red Data List of species on the Birds of Conservation Concern – meaning its status is ‘highly threatened’.The organisations put up 21 bird boxes in time for the 2018 breeding season and following nest box checks the RSPB has now confirmed 15 of the boxes were used by nesting birds – six of which were Tree Sparrows.Scottish Water paid £300 towards the first batch of boxes to be put up and following their success will donate a further £230 for additional nest boxes in order to build-up the initial success of this conservation project.The boxes are made of solid woodstone material, which the RSPB believes is the most durable, and have already proved a success in attracting the birds to the nests in the area.Scott Fraser, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs regional manager, said: “It’s wonderful these boxes have proved such a hit. We know the amazing work that goes on at our water treatment works – and to think they became temporary homes for our feathered friends is just great.”Research showed the availability of wetlands for nest sites such as rivers, ditches or ponds can increase breeding by providing a rich source of insect food. This is why the location of Scottish Water treatment works in Dumfries & Galloway were picked as ideal to install nest boxes to attract the tree sparrows for the crucial breeding season.Julia Gallagher, RSPB conservation officer, said: “We are delighted with the positive results from uptake of the nest boxes. Although we expected at least some of the boxes to be used we were over the moon to find that so many had been nested in and that six of the 15 boxes erected had been used by tree sparrow. This is a very good result for year one since tree sparrow can often take a couple of years to get used to new boxes. “Since this has got off to a good start it is now beneficial to build up the boxes at the three sites where we have recorded them so far – Thornhill, Lockerbie and Annan. Tree sparrow is a colonial nester and so there’s safety in numbers. We want to thank Scottish Water for the ongoing support with this exciting and beneficial project.”The bird boxes were installed at Scottish Water sites across the region – in Annan, Dalbeattie, Dalscon, Dumfries, Lochmaben, Lockerbie, Thornhill, and Troqueer. Although there are signs of recovery for the tree sparrow population in Scotland with numbers starting to rise since 1994, the current population estimate for tree sparrow is just ten percent of what it was 50 years ago.
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Custom-built RSD KH9 further heightens the sex appeal of the Ducati 1299 Panigale. It’s Friday and we thought of kick-starting your biking weekend on a very sexy and drool-worthy note thanks to this custom Ducati 1299 Panigale called the RSD KH9.As you can probably tell, RSD stands for Roland Sands Design, and the American bike artisans are renown for building some of the planet’s most exceptional customs. This latest creation of theirs, dubbed the KH9, sees it giving the already gorgeous Ducati 1299 Panigale superbike’s sex appeal a greater boost – something we thought wasn’t possible.According to RSD’s blog post, the RSD KH9 was commissioned and built for a customer who was a drag racer and all-out racing fan. Inspired by Jeff Koons BMW art car, the KH9 wears a special brushed paint scheme crafted by Chris Wood of Airtrix.The KH9 sees its entire bodywork and the fuel tank treated with the satin gloss and brushed satin metal paint scheme, which is then complemented further by a clear varnish coating plus a series of outrageous colour accents. On top of that, the billet parts and triple clamps have been polished as well for greater bling.There’s also pinstripe bits that adds a dash of retro to things whilst the stock Marchesini forged wheels features a ‘Ride Fast Take Chances’ lettering in matching colours painted on in its rear set. The builders at RSD also went to the extent of fitting the same Akrapovič titanium exhaust unit from the limited Ducati Panigale Superleggera, which should give this special Panigale with the special soundtrack to match.Besides that, the stock levers were also replaced with CRG carbon fibre types, whilst a new billet tank cap and Bonamici rearsets complete the outlooks too. There’s also an extensive array of carbon fibre parts being primed such as the sprocket cover, swingarm and chain guards, rear brake line guard and shock guard, the rear exhaust heatshield, countershaft sprocket cover, brake and clutch reservoir mounts, rear fender trim, and the engine bulkhead covers.We know that you’d agree with us when we say that this RSD KH9 Ducati 1299 Panigale truly stands apart as one of the sexiest custom superbikes ever created. For you own drooling satisfaction, we’ve included an extensive gallery below for your perusal.RSD KH9 custom Ducati 1299 Panigale Sources: RSD via AutoEvolution –Ads–
Kenai Mayor Pat Porter also received a copy of that letter and says she plans to introduce a moratorium on cannabis-related clubs or businesses at the next Kenai City Council meeting… Bird: “And she says that we’re selling memberships for exchange of marijuana and we do not distribute any marijuana to anybody.Rorem: “And the problem there is that’s it’s a blanket letter, she sent a blanket letter to all three of us, and all three clubs in the state are very different. We all run things differently, so she just picked examples from all of us and merged it into one letter.” But when the newly-formed Marijuana Control Board met for the first time last Thursday, Bird says they retracted the letter. Bird and Rorem insist they’ll comply with any regulations the City introduces, but say their business is not violating any laws. In Kenai, Joshua Bird and Corey Rorem opened one of the state’s first cannabis clubs, “Green Rush Events.” They quickly received a letter from the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board’s Director Cynthia Franklin. Franklin wrote that since their business model didn’t exist under state law, it was illegal… Mayor Porter: “Until the state regulations are in place, because they are illegal, but we need to be able to enforce that. We don’t have an ordinance currently.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Officials expected confusion surrounding the legalization of recreational marijuana, and it’s still unclear which businesses are legal and which are not.
*7am Update* Aliy Zirkle is now in third position, checking into Safety at 6:41am and leaving 4 minutes later.Brent Sass had been in third, but his team had difficulty leaving White Mountain last night, turning back after an attempt to hit the trail again. Official records haven’t yet logged Sass in Safety, the final checkpoint before Nome. Seavey: “I got little Reef up there, he’s four years old and just won his third Iditarod. Three Iditarods in four years is pretty dang impressive. I’ve got his brother, Tide, litter mate, been up there a lot with him, then Lobben who is a new super stud on the team last year back again this year. Everyone on the lineup is three or four with one exception.” Seavey: “It’s just another day of mushing, man, it’s what we do.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Dallas and Mitch Seavey have claimed first and second in another record-setting Iditarod. The 1,000 mile race ended for Dallas at 2:20am today, his fourth win in five years and a new record-setting time of 8 days, 11 hours, 20 minutes and 16 seconds. Seavey: “You know I spent the first 2/3 of the race dead on my feet. That’s the most tired I’ve ever been on the Iditarod, but this team started coming together and I started patching myself up a little bit and we started feeling better and better and better, the dogs did better, I felt better, and the last couple days have been pretty amazing.” 4-year-old Reef led the final team of just six dogs to the finish line. The minimum number of dogs required is 5. Mitch finished at 3:05am, which would have also been a new record-setting time. The pair raced from Safety to Nome at roughly 9.5 mph, Dallas using a ski pole to push and running beside the sled to help his team push on to victory. The younger Seavey’s strength was zapped early in the race by a feverish flu, which he raced through, taking strategic rests. Dallas is one of only a handful of four-time champions, and at just 28-year-old could match Rick Swenson’s 5-time record. For today’s win, Seavey will take home a new Dodge Ram truck and a $75,000 prize. His father will take home $62,775. Seavey: “I’m really excited. Dallas is undoubtedly the best dog racer there is. I’m proud to be here with him. Proud of him in every way.”
Testimony: “Anyone that knows me in my community says that basically I feel we get a private school education for a public school price, and I really want to continue to be the person that says that… we educate to make the world a safer and more peaceful place. We educate to make students confident in a global world… I’m so grateful that my four children graduated in classes of 12-17, instead of the 472 graduates in my class… we definitely recognize that you guys are limited in what you can do and that there’s this trickle-down ripple effect that is impacting all of us.” Dusek: “We have 150 non-tenured teachers waiting. In April, if we don’t offer contracts, that’s when all the job fairs come. They need certainty. They want to be here. I’m hopeful you will provide the certainty the State’s not providing us.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享“You can expect us to ask for maximum funding,” Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Sean Dusek told the Borough Assembly on Tuesday night, warning of an uncertain atmosphere for education as the state wrestles with its budget gap. Borough Mayor Mike Navarre says ‘funding to the cap’ will require an increase in property taxes. The School Board is expected to approve a budget on April 4. The Borough is limited by law and can only contribute a percentage of the state’s funding to education. If the state reduces its portion, the Borough must follow suit. He anticipates the state could again wait until June or July before passing a budget package. He implored the Borough Assembly to “give us the certainty they won’t”… Several members of the public testified Tuesday, begging for maximum funding…
ROME (AP):A frequent target of racist abuse and often surrounded in controversy, Mario Balotelli’s nomadic career has taken another radical turn.The former Italy striker was reportedly fired by his hometown club for failing to report to training as the Italian football league prepares to resume from a three-month break amid the coronavirus pandemic.Local media reported over the weekend that Brescia owner Massimo Cellino had his legal team deliver a dismissal letter to Balotelli to terminate the player’s multiyear contract “for just cause”.“I thought as the captain of his home city’s team, he would have done more,” Brescia coach Diego Lopez told the Gazzetta dello Sport. “He should have and could have done more. It’s too bad. But everyone controls their own destiny.“He chose one path and the team has taken a different path,” Lopez added.While Balotelli reportedly excused himself from training by presenting a doctor’s note saying that he needed to take a week off for stomach troubles, the club had already had enough of him. NO SHOW FOR PRACTICE Lopez detailed how Balotelli did not take part in the team’s online training regime during the lockdown and that on the few days when he did show up for practice recently, his physical conditioning was lacking.“He’s not at the same level as the other players. That’s why he’s been training on his own,” Lopez said.When Balotelli signed last August with Brescia – the city where he grew up with his adoptive family – it was an emotional homecoming for a player who has jumped back and forth between the Italian, English, and French leagues throughout his career.“This is my city. I can give so much more here,” he declared then.But with only five goals in 19 Serie A matches, Balotelli’s stay at Brescia has made more headlines for the racist incidents he has had to endure than his performances.During a game at Hellas Verona in November, he grew so frustrated by monkey chants from the home fans that he interrupted play by angrily kicking a ball high into the stands and then threatened to leave the field.The incident in Verona sparked a nationwide debate over racism in Italy. Still, Balotelli – who is black and was born in Italy to Ghanaian immigrants – was again targeted by discriminatory chants during a match at Lazio in January.Last week, Balotelli posted an anti-racism tribute on Instagram following mass protests against police brutality and racism across the United States over the killing of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man, in Minneapolis on May 25.While neither Brescia nor Balotelli have made any official statements over the striker’s status with the team – and both parties did not respond to requests for comment – the case is likely headed for an arbitration panel and could take weeks to resolve.In the meantime, it seems almost certain that Balotelli won’t be suiting up when Brescia resume playing on June 22 at Fiorentina.
52 SportsLogos.Net Share this post Location:Middleton, WI Shroinke Share on other sites Edited September 10, 2006 by TheOldRoman EatSleepJeep 1,292 bullsfan4life Posted September 10, 2006 Gump. 0 Link to post Posted September 9, 2006 Next Next 0 By TheStoicPaisano, September 9, 2006 in Sports Logo News (edited) 0 navywhitestripes Members Share on other sites 0 0 CCSLC Resident Atheist Link to post Share on other sites Link to post Link to post philly97flyer 0 That can’t really be the promotion. Remember, they did it last year too.Might not look so bad with a darker shade of green and a black trim instead of white. I wasn’t paying attention last year. Posted September 9, 2006 0 Share this post Posted September 10, 2006 I agree that they look terrible. And what kind of dumb excuse is “it’s halfway to St. Patrick’s Day”? Do they really start running out of promotions this time of the season? 0 36 TheStoicPaisano Share on other sites sscrunner06 0 This topic is now closed to further replies. 4,436 Followers 0 Members 0 Location:Bloody Eighth. All Activity Location:Des Moines, IA Posted September 9, 2006 920 posts White Sox Goin’ Green Tonight Posted September 10, 2006 Edited September 9, 2006 by pooter Posted September 10, 2006 0 257 Share on other sites CCSLC Resident Atheist Page 1 of 2 2,959 posts 0 Green letters and numbers, hats. They look really bad with the normal black undershirts and what appears to be the normal WS Champs patch. 357 posts That can’t really be the promotion. Link to post 0 Forums Home Share on other sites 0 257 Member No. 14 Share on other sites 198 posts Members Posted September 9, 2006 Share this post Posted September 9, 2006 Posted September 9, 2006 TheStoicPaisano 76 posts Share this post Members Share on other sites OnWis97 Link to post 2 1,292 Posted September 10, 2006 1 He’s a loathsome, offensive brute, yet I can’t look away Share this post Members Share this post 1,414 posts Cyclopsis Joe Link to post pooter Members Share this post Sign in to follow this 0 1 2 9,565 posts Posted September 9, 2006 Wearin’ the C 0 Prev Location:mia #Grateful TheOldRoman 129 posts navywhitestripes 257 36 Share this post 0 0 SabreGuy the admiral The last two years, MLB has been pricks and not scheduled the Sox at home on September 17, although they apparently requested to be at home. How DARE they not let you observe your imaginary holiday! Maybe they should copy your Cubbies and give away American Girl dolls. 26,196 0 14,934 posts Share on other sites 0 Share on other sites 866 posts Moser316 0 Posted September 9, 2006 Edited September 10, 2006 by TheOldRoman Location:South Mississippi/College Station, Texas 0 pcgd SabreGuy Members 0 Share on other sites Members Share on other sites Link to post Link to post 0 The last two years, MLB has been pricks and not scheduled the Sox at home on September 17, although they apparently requested to be at home. How DARE they not let you observe your imaginary holiday! Posted September 9, 2006 Cyclopsis Joe Nope.Black pinstripes, black batting helmets, black undershirts, black wristbands, and a washed out green. The entire effect was hideous. What a lame promotion with half-assed execution. Posted September 9, 2006 (edited) Link to post Location:Naperville, IL Banned 12,401 posts 0 Members 0 0 Recommended Posts it’s kind of hard to tell, cause of the bad laptop screen and the colorblindness… but are the pinstripes green, too? cause they should be. Members Location:Bulls Nation 2,258 posts CubsFanBudMan 26,196 Posted September 10, 2006 Cyclopsis Joe 57,917 posts Share on other sites You go to one of 2 places for St. Patrick’s day in America if you want the best experience.Boston or Chicago.Baseball is fun. Its one game where they celebrate the Irish population. Big deal. Looks better than the half-assed attempts that everyone pulls out in the spring. OnWis97 All Activity Link to post The last two years, MLB has been pricks and not scheduled the Sox at home on September 17, although they apparently requested to be at home. How DARE they not let you observe your imaginary holiday! St Patrick’s Day itself is an imaginary holiday. 52 Members Since it’s halfway to Saint Patrick’s Day, the uniforms should only be half green. Location:Belleville, ON, CA 1,292 What a lame promotion. I suppose someone will be wearing green and red on June 25 next year.However, I kind of like the jerseys. They look good withe the green hats and would look even better with green pinstripes. Bernd Share this post Share on other sites Bernd pooter 0 Go To Topic Listing (edited) Nope.Black pinstripes, black batting helmets, black undershirts, black wristbands, and a washed out green. The entire effect was hideous. What a lame promotion with half-assed execution. Wrong. The pinstripes ARE green. I own one of these badboys.I don’t remember if they had green undershirts last year, but I know they had green wristbands and green batting helmets (although the green was too dark). They did not, however, have green socks last year. pcgd 0 Location:Nap Town 0 Members Members TheOldRoman 0 White Sox Goin’ Green Tonight Edited September 10, 2006 by CubsFanBudMan 0 Posted September 10, 2006 4,436 I apologize for any decorum 0 TheOldRoman Share on other sites 110 4,202 posts EatSleepJeep Members Share on other sites Link to post That can’t really be the promotion. Remember, they did it last year too.Might not look so bad with a darker shade of green and a black trim instead of white. If it’s not Kelly Green, it’s not Irish enough. Share this post 1,292 0 0 Sports Logos 12,401 posts #Grateful Posted September 10, 2006 Link to post 0 1 Favourite Logos:North Stars Link to post That can’t really be the promotion. Remember, they did it last year too.Might not look so bad with a darker shade of green and a black trim instead of white. 0 1,292 0 Share this post 4,436 Share this post Share this post Link to post Shroinke Posted September 9, 2006 Share this post The jerseys are nice but i hated them wearing the black helmets with it. 0 Link to post Fightin’ Texas Aggie philly97flyer SportsLogos.Net Sign in to follow this Members bullsfan4life (edited) Link to post Here are some pics from Yahoo Sports:Well, they’re…different I guess. Share this post Share this post Share this post I agree that they look terrible. And what kind of dumb excuse is “it’s halfway to St. Patrick’s Day”? Do they really start running out of promotions this time of the season? bitter are we … dont you wish u were irish huh? CubsFanBudMan 7,233 posts Share on other sites 12,401 posts 0 Members 1,292 Share this post Moser316 1,292 0 Share on other sites 741 posts Posted September 9, 2006 Followers 0 26,196 1,292 Page 1 of 2 Nope.Black pinstripes, black batting helmets, black undershirts, black wristbands, and a washed out green. The entire effect was hideous. What a lame promotion with half-assed execution. Pinstripes were green last year. They had a ton of them on sale at the sports store near U.S. Cellular a few days before last year’s game. I was wondering why there was such a demand for these, until I saw them wear them a few days later.Don’t know why they’d change that this year, so my guess is the pinstripes are still green.Thome’s socks looked good, but you’d think they could spring for a few green undershirts. Green helmets would have looked better, too, but that’s more understandable.Also, how did the Sox manage to get a one-day cap without New Era splashing their logo all over it? (unlike Padres, etc.)And as for the pinstripes, not that it’s proof, but this eBay listing says “green pinstripes,” consistent with what I saw last year: Sox jersey (Item 110028075137 if link doesn’t work) It should always be Christmas in New Jersey Location:Bloody Eighth. 110 1 Share on other sites TheOldRoman 52 Share this post the admiral 0 4,202 posts Members Share on other sites TheOldRoman 399 TheOldRoman Link to post 0 Members Share this post Cyclopsis Joe 0 563 posts 399 0 0 1 0 Sports Logo News Prev Members 1,292 Forums Home 399 Link to post Link to post 110 #Grateful As a Sox fan, I really like the jerseys. It looked a lot better last year when they popped for the green batting helmets. On the plus side, Jim Thome was wearing green socks tonight. I think the look is very good for once a year, but I am content with the Sox’ current look.As for people badmouthing it, Chicago has a huge Irish population. Since St. Patrick’s Day falls during Spring Training, the fans can’t see their teams wear special jerseys. The White Sox have been doing this promotion for 3-4 years now. The last two years, MLB has been pricks and not scheduled the Sox at home on September 17, although they apparently requested to be at home. 36 Sports Logos sscrunner06 Sports Logo News White Sox Goin’ Green Tonight
Manchester: The three-Test series between England and Pakistan begins today in Manchester. This is England’s second series after the Kovid lockdown. They beat the West Indies 2-1 in the first series last month. The same team has been retained for the Iowa series.The Pakistan team arrived in England last month after failing for the first time in a 10-man Kovid test. Those who recovered later joined the team. Azhar Ali leads Pakistan. Former captain Misbah-ul-Haq is the coach.