Take steps to ensure wolves are protected

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Right now negotiations are being held on an appropriation rider that de-lists the wolf in the western Great Lakes. Not only one federal judge, but the highest appeals court in the nation, with Bush-appointed judges, found that USFWS violated delisting rules for wolves, and now, this rider takes away our legal challenge to keep agencies accountable. We certainly need that more than ever. The Northeast region is a potential wolf habitat, but we have no confirmed wild wolves living here. Restoring wolves to this landscape is really a way to complete and perfect the ecologic order. By resolving the public’s concerns, showing the economic, environmental and social benefits, along with carrying out the purpose of the Endangered Species Act in a strategic and effective manner, the gray wolf could be a success story.But here’s the catch. If wolves are delisted by this rider, it virtually eliminates the chances of natural recovery because of the violent and aggressive wolf-hunting seasons. Wisconsin wolves have the highest probability of getting to New England, but they certainly can’t do it if the population is killed off by trophy hunters.Wolves don’t know state lines, and that’s not how populations are able to recover. Until wolves recolonize suitable habitat nationally, we must stop delisting attempts. Congress shouldn’t be in the business of picking off species to delist. Western Great Lakes wolves are everyone’s wolves, no matter where you live in the United States.Please contact your senator and ask that wolves remain protected.Jacqueline de WittNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Henry in contention to replace Setien as Barcelona manager

first_imgArsenal legend, Thierry Henry, is among a list of candidates who could become the next Barcelona boss. The Catalans are due to hold an emergency meeting after they were embarrassingly dumped out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich. Head coach Quique Setien watched on as his team shipped eight goals against the German side and his eight-month tenure is set to end in the coming days. It leaves Barcelona looking for a second manager in 2020 after sacking Ernesto Valverde in January. The Spanish giants have often looked to appoint a man ingrained in their footballing philosophy and Henry would fit that mould. Lionel Messi one of nine Barcelona stars to score zero in brutal Spanish press ratings He moved to the Nou Camp in 2007 and was part of Pep Guardiola’s treble-winning side in 2009. Since going into management he has often used the former Barcelona boss as a reference point and is currently in charge of MLS side Montreal Impact. He lasted just over three months as Monaco boss before being axed but is on a list of names that also includes Mauricio Pochettino, Ronald Koeman and Massimiliano Allegri, reports SportAdvertisement Loading… Promoted Content7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone8 Most Expensive Mistakes In The History Of MankindWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do Thiscenter_img Pochettino is thought to be the favourite but his connections with cross city rivals Espanyol would affect his popularity. The Argentine previously said he would never take charge at the Nou Camp but has recently backtracked on such comments. He was shown the door by Tottenham in November despite a successful spell that saw him play an attractive brand of football that would be welcomed at Barcelona. Koeman is another former player who has long been touted with the hot seat. The Dutchman scored the winning goal as Barcelona conquered Europe for the first time under Johan Cruyff in 1992. read also:De Bruyne blows up Twitter after equaling Henry’s assist record Allegri has been without a job since leaving Juventus in 2019 but oversaw a hugely successful period in Turin. Barcelona defender Gerard Pique called on the club to make changes following their European nightmare and confessed he may have played his last game for the Catalans. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Kingsbarns returns at Leopardstown

first_img “Kingsbarns is rated 117 and they’ve always thought a lot of him. “Our lad is good this time of year and handles soft ground. There’s also rain forecast which would be in his favour. He’ll give a good account of himself, we know what he is and so does everyone else. “We were delighted with him at the Curragh, it was some effort off 100. Kingsbarns is that far ahead (on ratings) he wouldn’t have to be near 100 per cent fit, though, you’d have thought.” The Ballydoyle handler sent out Declaration Of War in the Listed race 12 months ago who, unbelievable as it seems now, was not even sent off favourite. He had no trouble in beating Bold Thady Quill, who runs again this year, and went on to win the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot and the Juddmonte International at York before finishing third in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Press Association Aidan O’Brien will be hoping Kingsbarns, his representative in the Heritage Stakes at Leopardstown on Wednesday, enjoys as much subsequent success as last season’s winner. Kingsbarns has a slightly different profile having won the Racing Post Trophy as a juvenile, but he was then not seen until September last season, when tailed off in the Irish Champion Stakes. There was plenty of promise on his next start, though, when third of 12 in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. The fact he remains in training suggests O’Brien feels Kingsbarns is capable of winning some big races this season. Jim Bolger’s Light Heavy is another who showed smart form in the past but has questions to answer. Winner of the Ballysax and Derrinstown Derby trials in 2012, he was third to Camelot in the Irish Derby that season. He ran with credit behind Snow Fairy in the Irish Champion Stakes and went to Dubai last winter, where he failed to cut much ice, and has not been seen since. Bold Thady Quill has already proved his well-being this term, having finished fourth in the Irish Lincoln under a big weight, but his trainer Ken Condon is fully aware of the task ahead of him. “He was second in this last year but we’ve another of Aidan’s to contend with now,” said Condon. last_img read more

Robins go in search of first football title

first_imgKillenaule captain Tony Doyle says they know what to expect.And Tipp FM’s live coverage of this Sunday’s county senior football final comes in association with Arrabawn Tyone Mill, Nenagh. Photo © Tipp FM Killenaule are heading into this weekends County Senior Football Final in positive mood.They’re in their first ever senior football final, having overcome Moyle Rovers in extra time in the semi final.Despite facing fancied Clonmel Commercials, the Robins are optimistic about their chances.last_img read more