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QPR star Eze in England Under-20 squad

first_imgSee also:Mount scores winner in England Under-21 victoryLampard waiting to hear from Chelsea on Mount and TomoriChelsea’s Mount and Barkley named in England squadHemed fit to start for QPR against DerbyEze’s three big steps from Millwall reject to England Under-20 call-up Ebere Eze has impressed for QPRQPR’s Ebere Eze has been included in the England Under-20 squad.The 20-year-old forward, snapped up by Rangers after being released by Millwall in 2016, has been called up after a series of impressive performances in the Championship. The squad for matches against Italy and the Czech Republic also includes Chelsea duo Jay Dasilva and Reece James as well as goalkeeper Ellery Balcombe of Brentford.AdChoices广告The game against Italy will take place at AFC Flyde on Thursday 11 October and the match against the Czechs is in Budejovice the following Monday.Meanwhile, Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham, Jake Clarke-Salter and Fikayo Tomori have been named in the England Under-21 squad along with Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon and Brentford defender Ezri Konsa.Aidy Boothroyd’s side will face Andorra and Scotland in European Under-21 qualifiers needing just a point to guarantee a place at next year’s tournament in Italy.They will play Andorra at Chesterfield on Thursday 11 October and Scotland at Hearts’ Tynecastle ground the following Tuesday.And Callum Hudson-Odoi is among five Chelsea players included in England’s Under-19 squad for games against Portugal and Macedonia.Young Blues Marc Guehi, Tariq Lamptey, Conor Gallagher and George McEachran are also included, as is Fulham’s Steven Sessegnon. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Siblings go extra mile for African kids

first_imgBy Alana Mitchelson THE fund-raising efforts of Upper Beaconsfield siblings Lauren and Matthew Hutson have given South African children the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Latam Eco Review: Whale attacks, palm oil woes, and hope for vaquitas

first_imgAgriculture, Biodiversity, Critically Endangered Species, Extinction, Illegal Logging, Illegal Mining, Illegal Trade, Palm Oil, Pollinators, Rainforests, Vaquita, Whales, Wildlife Trade, Wildlife Trafficking Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Article published by Erik Hoffnercenter_img Peruvian palm oil, orca attacks on humpback whales, and mining in an Amazon national park are among the recent top stories from Mongabay Latam, our Spanish-language service.Orcas attack young humpbacks migrating north  For 30 years, Juan Capella and five other researchers analyzed thousands of photos of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) off Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Antarctica. They looked for things like rake marks on the whales’ tails — signs that they had been attacked by orcas (Orcinus orca). Since young humpback whales are less skilled at swimming in the deep, they are easy orca prey; but human activity is still the main cause of humpback whale deaths.The scarred tail of a humpback whale. Image by Juan Capella.Peruvian palm oil company said to have illegally cleared forestFarmers and a local NGO in Peru’s Amazon say a palm oil company illegally cut 27 percent of a rainforest tract before the project was approved. Palmas del Huallaga recently acquired almost 1,900 hectares (4,700 acres) in San Martín province. Without integrated conservation planning in the Amazon, plantations are creating islands of ecosystems no longer capable of providing environmental services.Deforestation on Palmas del Huallaga’s land. Image by Karen de la Torre.Palm plantations in Colombia killing native plants and pollinatorsThe boom in oil palm cultivation in western Colombia has introduced diseases and infestations to the area that are harming native plants. Researchers found that chemicals deemed necessary for the cultivation of oil palms are also affecting pollinators of banana palms and other species in this region of high biodiversity. In some areas, local farmers are turning back to traditional cultivation out of necessity.Oil palm fruit ready for harvest. Image by Palmasur‘Hope dies last’: The last 20 vaquitas can rebound“I’m not saying it will be easy, or that we can do it, but as they say, hope dies last,” says Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho, a researcher of vaquita porpoises. With high genetic diversity and reproduction rates, vaquita (Phocoena sinus) populations can recover from the current 20 that remain, Rojas-Bracho says. He warns that the illegal fishing of totoaba (Totoaba macdonaldi) could sound their death knell. Demand for totoaba bladder, highly valued in Asia, has is believed to be responsible for the death of vaquitas as bycatch.Nets for catching totoaba fish are the biggest threat to vaquitas. Image by Omar Vidal.Costa Rica’s palm oil farmers face five-year crisisDisease and declining palm oil prices have precipitated a five-year crisis for Costa Rica’s palm farmers, who’ve sought government assistance to offset the losses. While fatal yellowing disease is first observed in the leaves, it originates in the roots in response to soil conditions. Local biofuel projects are trying to boost the domestic market without increasing cultivation acreage.Oil palms grow two leaves a month and need 40 leaves to produce fruit. Fatal yellowing disease, which affects the leaves, stops fruit production. Image by Alejandro Gamboa.Illegal mining pictured in Peru’s Tambopata National ReserveMongabay Latam flew over the Madre de Dios region of Peru with the Peruvian Air Force. The resulting high-resolution photos and videos revealed illegal activities inside the Tambopata National Reserve in the Amazon, including illegal mining, logging and coca cultivation.The Peruvian Air Force’s ADS80 cameras captured high-resolution images of the devastation in the Amazon in Madre de Dios. Image by National Amazon Vigilance Center/Peruvian Air Force.Read the original stories in their entirety in Spanish here at Mongabay Latam.Banner image of a humpback whale and calf by NOAA.last_img read more

Regis outlasts Stratford to capture Division 3 semifinal at WIAA State Girls Volleyball Tournament

first_imgTigers cannot hold on to two-set lead, fall in five to end historic seasonBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterGREEN BAY — After a pair of comeback wins in sectional play, the Stratford volleyball team found itself in defensive mode during its Division 3 semifinal on Friday afternoon at the 2017 WIAA State Girls Volleyball Tournament at Resch Center.The Tigers looked like the better team for the first two sets before Eau Claire Regis turned the tables and pulled out a 3-2 victory over Stratford. Regis won 23-25, 15-25, 25-14, 25-20, 19-17 to move on to Division 3 state championship match, which will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The Ramblers (26-6) face Lake Country Lutheran (44-5), which defeated Waterloo 3-2 in the other semifinal Friday.“We have no reason to hang our heads at this point,” Stratford coach Brooke Kafka said. “It was an amazing season for all of us. We were put in some positions where we were down and had to dig ourselves out of a hole, and it just came a little too close at the end.”A back-and-forth first set, which neither team led by more than two points, ended with a late Stratford run. The Tigers were down 22-21 before scoring three points in a row, one on a Callie Lehman kill, and ended it on a kill from Makayla Krall to win 25-23.Stratford (44-2) dominated the second set and looked well on its way to playing for a state title.Krall had five kills, and Mazie Nagel added three as the Tigers rolled to a 25-15 win and a 2-0 lead.However, an 11-0 run in the middle of the third set turned things around for the Ramblers.After a sideout earned on a Stratford service error, Elle Matson served 10 points in a row to put Regis up 17-7 and the Tigers got no closer than seven the rest of the way before falling 25-14.Regis jumped out to an 11-2 lead in Game 4 before it was the Tigers’ turn to come back.Freshman Lauryn Nagel had two kills in a 7-2 run that turned a three-point deficit into a 20-18 lead for Stratford, and things seemed to be looking up again. That feeling quickly changed. Following a sideout, Regis scored the last six points of the game on the serve of Ariel Kern to finish off a 25-20 win and knot the match at two games apiece.“I feel like the communication, we could have been a lot better, and things weren’t going in our favor,” Krall said.Kafka said both teams were countering with different adjustments during the third and fourth set, and the Tigers just could not regain the success they were enjoying in the first two sets.“We talked during our timeouts about different holes they had on their side of the court and where to put the ball, and immediately after we made those adjustments, so did they,” Kafka said.The fifth-set tiebreaker was as tight as expected with both teams holding off numerous match points.A kill from Krall and a violation on Regis allowed Stratford to stave off two match points and tie the game at 14-14.The Tigers held off another match point with a kill from Mazie Nagel, and after an ace by Brooke Peterson gave Stratford a match point, Regis managed to tie it. Stratford had another match point at 17-16 before Regis finally ended the game with three-straight points.“It sums up our season actually,” Regis coach Travis Eichner said. “We started super slow, got really good in the middle, and we’re finding ways to win. Our blocks were kicking in. Our defense was being scrappy. Our hitters were powering it in at the end of the game.”Krall and Mazie Nagel each had 18 kills, Nagel and Olympia Garrigan both contributed 12 digs, and Jadyn Dahlke had 30 assists and 11 digs for Stratford.“What a great season for these seniors to have,” Mazie Nagel, a junior, said. “The first time in school history (to make it to the state tournament), that’s groundbreaking, and I don’t think that’s anything to hang your heads about.”(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)last_img read more

South Africa’s mortality rates on the decline

first_imgTB patients waiting in a hospital in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. (Image: David Gough, Irin News)  MEDIA CONTACTS • Trevor Oosterwyk  Statistics SA communications manager  +27 12 843 6793 or +27 82 379 8268• Bhungane Mzolo Marina Joubert  Dept of Health media liaison  +27 12 395 8479 or +27 71 600 8927 RELATED ARTICLES • Better pay for SA’s TB medics • Brazil health plan adapted for SA • TB vaccine in SA clinical trial • African Guernica: life becomes art • African TB nurses laudedEmily van RijswijckStatistics South Africa recently released its latest report on mortality rates in the country.The results show a decrease in deaths among males and females as well as a steady decline in the most common cause of natural death, tuberculosis (TB). The statistics apply to 2009.The publication, titled Mortality and causes of death in South Africa: Findings from death notifications, has been released annually since 2004.The latest analysis looks at trends in mortality from 2007 to 2009 as well as selected characteristics such as demographics and social circumstances specifically related to 2009.The decline in TB deaths in particular is significant as it is the most common opportunistic infection to affect and kill HIV. The disease is known to actively accelerate the progression of HIV into Aids.In addition, in recent years TB has evolved into a drug resistant strain with a much higher mortality potential.  “Tuberculosis continued to be the most commonly mentioned cause of death on death notification forms, as well as the leading underlying natural cause of death in the country. However, the number of TB deaths has decreased since 2007,” notes the report.HIV rates seventhAs a result HIV is rated only seventh and accounts for only 3.1% out of over 572 000 deaths for the year, despite South Africa’s infection rates being among the highest in the world.It is estimated that about 5.38-million people in a population of some 50.59-million are living with the disease, as indicated in the Stats SA mid-year population estimates for 2011.Influenza and pneumonia were the second most common cause of death, followed by intestinal infectious diseases. The latter is also the main cause of death among children aged under 15 and younger.In the category for non-natural deaths, the 15 to 19 age group is most at risk from accidental or homicidal deaths, while males are also more likely than females to die of unnatural causes in general, among all age groups.The Western Cape received the dubious honour of being the province where the highest proportion of non-natural deaths occurred.Life expectancyNot surprisingly, life expectancy is slowly on the increase. The 2011 mid-year population estimate compares favourably with that for 2010, and shows that life expectancy among males, females and infants are rising, albeit slowly among some groups.The estimated life expectancy at birth is now 54.9 years for males and 59.1 years for females, with males gaining more than one year and females four years in expectancy since 2010.The infant mortality rate for 2011 is estimated at 37.9 per 1 000 live births and shows a marked improvement from 2010 when it stood at just below 47 per 1 000 births.Calling the shots on TBThe drop in mortality rates and increased life expectancy aside, TB remains the bane of the South African health scene, although it’s a treatable and curable disease. Since 1997 it has been the leading cause of death in the country.According to the Department of Health‘s Policy Framework on Multi-Drug Resistant TB (PDF, 1.3MB), South Africa ranks third among the high-burden countries that contribute to 80% of the world TB burden, only lagging behind much the larger nations of India and China.The two biggest problems for health workers are the heavy caseloads related to TB and HIV, and the high number of defaulters in relation to TB medication.Where gains are made, as the health department has recorded in the past, this is significantly reduced by patients who, for various reasons, stop using the medication before full recovery.This not only results in a drop in success rates for cured patients, but takes the disease back into an already vulnerable environment and increases the potential for drug resistance.Based on numbers, the burden on the health budget will continue to increase for some time to come. Figures released in the Tuberculosis Strategic Plan, 2007 – 2011 (PDF, 480KB) shows the incidence of TB over a decade growing by 167 %, from 269 cases per 100 000 in 1996 to 720 per 100 000 people in 2006.The proportion of people with TB who were co-infected with HIV at that time was estimated to be around 55%.Testing for TB now much quickerAt least one stumbling block is slowly being eradicated. TB testing in itself is a lengthy process which can take anything from three to six weeks – but in March 2011, Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi unveiled the first of several new GeneXpert TB testing machines at the Prince Mshiyeni Hospital in Durban.The machine process the TB tests within two hours, which means patients can start treatment almost immediately.The eThekwini district was chosen for the first roll-out as it has the highest TB infection rate in the country. The health department will gradually introduce the machine at key state hospitals around South Africa.last_img read more