Realistic solutions must form basis of Global Compact for migration – UN

The preparatory conference at UN Headquarters in New York, was the fifth and final hearing on the compact; with a focus on existing practices for safe, orderly and regular migration. The General Assembly is due to hold an intergovernmental conference with a view to adopting it later this year.At Monday’s session, entitled Migration – What’s Really Going On: Lessons from the field, Miroslav Lajčák, President of the General Assembly, recalled the impact of past discussions which had focused around topics such as such as people smuggling and trafficking; national and regional perspectives, and misinformation over migration.“They have allowed us to take a break from the politics – and focus, instead, on the realities,” he said.  “Migration affects all of society – so all of society is needed, to respond,” he stressed.While indicating that the needs and rights of migrants must be balanced with those of States and communities, he pointed out that migration is nothing new.“We have centuries of policies and practices…trials and errors…successes and failures to learn from,” he said.He spoke of the need for policies that enabled development, safeguarded human rights and ensured security, inviting all present to share ideas, solutions, experiences and opinions.“You are the reality checks; the sounding boards; the sources of information, as we head into the final stages of negotiation,” he concluded.Speaking next, Louise Arbour, Secretary-General of the Intergovernmental Conference on International Migration, painted a picture of migration as “highly time-bound and context specific,” saying that the Global Compact should allow for “sufficient flexibility to calibrate policies to continuously evolving context and reality.”  She flagged that many migrant workers face discrimination and exploitative working conditions, despite most empirical evidence suggesting that immigrants do not depress wages and living standards of native workers.“Tailor made in-context specific solutions are required,” she stressed. Adding, “The Compact should provide a compendium of desirable initiatives, anchored in human rights in response to the interest and the circumstances of all concerned.”In his remarks, William Lacy Swing, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), highlighted the importance of successful stakeholder partnerships.He said the Global Forum on Migration and Development, offered a clear structure for policy-makers, practitioners, migrant organizations and the private sector, among others.He credited city mayors with developing tailor-made solutions to respond to migrants’ needs, saying “Local authorities are often the place where migrants can have their demands heard.”Finally, he explained how private sector partnerships have solidified many migrants’ place in local labour markets.“The sovereignty of States and multi-stakeholder engagement are not inconsistent and should not be seen as mutually exclusive,” he said. “In fact, multi-stakeholder partnerships can strengthen State sovereignty,” he added. read more

Mariusz Jurasik leads Gornik Zabrze

← Previous Story Besiktas MOGAZ replace right wing – Djukic instead of Zrnic Next Story → Fuchse Berlin sign Faruk Vražalić! The fifth team of the Polish Championship 2014/2015, Gornik Zabrze have a new head-coach. His name is very well known in European handball as he won some medals with the Polish national team, but also spent some period of time in the German powerhouse Rhein Neckar Lowen.Mariusz Jurasik will lead Gornik Zabrze after the end of his playing career in the same team. He played in Vive Tauron Kielce after his come-back from Germany.PHOTO: Official club’s website read more

Schoolboy 15 had semiautomatic pistol fully loaded and ready for use under

first_imgSchoolboy (15) had semi-automatic pistol ‘fully loaded and ready for use’ under his bed, court hears The boy has been accused of unlawful possession of a Walther PPQ 9mm semi-automatic pistol. Apr 24th 2019, 5:13 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Tom Tuite Wednesday 24 Apr 2019, 5:13 PM No Comments 39,133 Views Share Tweet Email Image: PA Images Short URL A SEMI-AUTOMATIC handgun was “fully loaded and ready for use” when it was found hidden under the bed of a 15-year-old Dublin schoolboy, a court heard today.The boy, who cannot be named because he is a minor, appeared at the Dublin Children’s Court to face a preliminary hearing to determine his trial venue.He faces two charges under the Firearms Act.The boy, now aged 16, was accused of unlawful possession of a Walther PPQ 9mm semi-automatic pistol and 11 rounds of 9mm ammunition at his north Dublin home on 3 December 2018. The case resumes in May when a ruling on his trial venue will be made.In an outline of the prosecution evidence, Garda Desmond McNally told Judge Conal Gibbons a warrant was obtained to search the boy’s home on suspicion of drug dealing.The boy was there with other siblings.Garda McNally said the weapon was found under the teen’s bed.He agreed with prosecution solicitor Michael Durkan that there was ammunition was in the gun. “Yes, the firearm was fully loaded and ready for use,” he said.He told Judge Gibbons the Walther PPQ was a semi-automatic pistol, and “when you press the trigger once in this gun, it keeps firing”.Garda McNally said the teen was arrested and detained at Clontarf Garda station where he made full admissions.Defence counsel Beatrice Vance (instructed by solicitor Michael French) put it to the garda that when the boy’s home was entered, the teen very quickly said he had something to show him.She said the boy directed gardaí to where he had put the gun, under his bed.Garda McNally said that was correct and the teen did not resist.The garda also told the court he believed the boy was fully aware of the danger involved.He agreed with the barrister that the boy told gardaí he had been put under pressure to take the gun and “did not feel like he had any options”. The teen was afraid to disclose who gave him the gun. He also indicated he was relieved when gardaí came.The Director of Public Prosecutions had recommended the boy should be tried in the Circuit Court, which has tougher sentencing powers.The Children’s Court, however, has the power to accept jurisdiction for serious cases by taking into consideration the age and level of maturity of the accused as well as any other relevant information. This is provided for under Section 75 of the Children Act.The teen was accompanied to court by his mother and a youth worker from a bail support scheme. He only spoke once during the hearing to confirm his school year.‘Under pressure’Pleading for the the case to be kept in the Children’s Court, counsel asked the judge to note the boy was aged 15 at the time, and his reaction when gardaí arrived at his home.Ms Vance said the boy was in a vulnerable position and was under pressure.He was still going to school, involved in sports and had no other matters before the court, the judge was told.Describing the gun seizure as “one of the gravest offences a person can be charged with”, Judge Gibbons deferred ruling on the trial venue issue.He said he expected to be given more background information.The court needed to know about the boy’s education and whether there were any psychological reports available, he said.As a condition of bail the boy be must reside at his home address and obey a 10pm-6am curfew. He was warned today that he had to abide by these bail terms.The teen was remanded to appear again next month.Comments are off for legal reasons Image: PA Images last_img read more

Des images 3D des tissus pour repérer et traiter le cancer

first_imgDes images 3D des tissus pour repérer et traiter le cancerUn dépistage plus précoce du cancer serait possible grâce à une nouvelle technique d’imagerie en 3D. Dans leur publication du American Journal of Pathology, ils décrivent leur méthode de microscopie digitale.Des scientifiques de l’Université de Leeds ont créé une nouvelle méthode d’imagerie permettant de scanner des tissus pour pouvoir les examiner sous toutes les coutures sur un ordinateur.Contrairement aux quelques autres tentatives d’imagerie 3D, elle est en haute résolution ce qui permettra de s’en servir en situation réelle. Cancer Research UK pense que cet outil permettra de mieux comprendre comment le cancer apparaît et croît, pour mieux le soigner.Les microscopes digitaux apparus il y a une décennie produisent normalement des vues en coupe des tissus, comme s’ils avaient été sectionnés. Ces images 2D dissimulent beaucoup de chose : par exemple, commente Derek Magee, “si vous prenez un vaisseau sanguin, qui est connecté à un réseau de tubes et d’embranchements, tout ce qu’une coupe vous montrera est une ellipse”.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?En compilant des milliers de coupes, la méthode de l’équipe de Derek Magee recréé un modèle 3D des tissus, qui aidera particulièrement les spécialistes du cancer. “Cela devrait aider à repérer des tumeurs qui n’auraient pas été vues sans cela”.Toutefois la méthode requiert toujours de découper le tissu en question en des milliers de tranches ultra-fines (après surgélation), et ne fonctionne donc que sur des tissus que l’on peut détruire. C’est pourquoi elle servira surtout à la recherche.Le 25 avril 2012 à 20:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Lutheran churches provide shelter in winter

first_imgIt’s the middle of winter, so St. Paul and St. Andrew Lutheran churches open their doors each night to house homeless people, as they have every winter for 15 years. A few other local churches shelter people on especially miserable nights. Two of those churches are also Lutheran.Yet another Lutheran church has been instrumental in opening a severe-weather shelter at the Washougal Community Center. While people of many faiths and no faith are involved in serving the homeless, particularly through the Winter Hospitality Overflow shelter program, the number of local Lutheran churches offering their buildings stands out.Being a good neighbor and sharing with them is a tenet of the Lutheran faith.“Sometimes what keeps people from sharing is a fear that there isn’t enough to go around,” said Charlene Welch. “In our Lutheran tradition, we strive to follow the belief that we have all we need because it comes from God. Therefore, we are free to share.”Welch belongs to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Vancouver. She also works at the local Council for the Homeless, which has been training churches and volunteers how to run overnight shelters. The agency fields calls from people seeking shelter and decides when the weather is bad enough to necessitate adding more beds. Living Hope Church, a nondenominational Christian church, and Beautiful Savior Lutheran are used most often.There have been 17 times this winter when severe weather was called. Last winter, there were 56 severe-weather days.‘Realm of God’s grace’Despite its small size — perhaps 55 people attend Sunday services — the Rev. Adrienne Strehlow’s church voted to become a severe weather shelter.last_img read more

Virgin seeks personal assistant to move to Necker Island

first_imgSomething for the weekend: Employees looking to swap dreary British weather for a nine-to-five that incorporates more sun, sea and sand should check out the latest recruitment drive from international investment group Virgin, which is looking for a new personal assistant to work on Necker Island, a private island in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean.Although applicants may well be rubbing their hands together at the glamourous location of the role, the job posting on LinkedIn warns that the assistant will be kept on their toes performing administrative duties across two busy offices. This will include working with Necker Island’s general manager as well as completing administrative tasks for Virgin founder Richard Branson’s office. Key duties candidates will be required to undertake include diary and email management, general correspondence, filing and archiving, booking travel and providing cover for Branson’s personal assistant.The advert also states that personality is just as important as skills and experience. It reads: “We are, of course, looking for someone with fantastic admin and organisational skills as well as practical experience in a busy office. But your personality is just as important. As well as being a top-notch administrator, we’re also looking for someone who is self-motivated, outgoing and enthusiastic who can balance this with the essential need for discretion and confidentiality. Does this sound like you?”Admin hotshots who wish to apply for the role need to submit both their CV and a two-minute video explaining why they want the job, interesting facts about themselves and highlighting any unique skills and experience that would make them the ideal candidate to be Necker Island’s newest resident.Here at Employee Benefits, we love the idea of working on our very own private island. We imagine the peacefulness of our very own beach would certainly counterbalance the stress of editorial deadlines…last_img read more

2nd suspect identified in March road rage incident caught on camera

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities have identified a second suspect who, they said, was captured on cellphone video beating a woman during a road rage incident.According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, 27-year-old Julie Sam is one of the women seen on video beating 26-year-old Mikaela Barboza in March during a road rage argument. Deputies said they had obtained a warrant on Thursday for Sam’s arrest for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.“I’m still kind of nervous to even drive,” said Barboza.BSO said Sam was last seen driving a 2018 Kia Sorrento rental car with Georgia tag RKR4868. “I’m just relieved that now at least one of the suspects is finally off the streets,” said Barboza.“She didn’t have a problem being seen when she was attacking the victim, but now she seems to be hiding,” said BSO spokesperson Veda Coleman-Wright.The road rage incident occurred on March 22, when Barboza said she accidentally cut off a woman while driving down U.S. 441. She started recording video on her cellphone when two vehicles blocked her at a Lauderdale Lakes shopping plaza.Deputies said cameras captured Sam and Denis allegedly beating Barboza. Video showed the women using baseball bats to hit the victim.Barboza suffered a broken nose, as well as bruises and lacerations in the attack. “Seven stitches on my forehead,” she said.The victim acknowledged the attack could have been worse if a couple of good Samaritans had not intervened.Barboza said she’s concerned someone could display such violent behavior in front of their child. “It’s just really sad for me to see a parent do that, especially right in front of their kid, because it’s like, how could you do that in front of your kid and let them see something that traumatic?” she said. This is Julie Sam. She’s wanted for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon for a March road rage incident. Please call law enforcement with info on where to find her or anonymously share info with @crimestoppers2.— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) April 12, 2018The first suspect, 22-year-old Samantha Denis, was arrested Wednesday and is accused of joining Sam in the attack. center_img The victim said she hopes deputies are able to track down Sam. “If it wasn’t me, it would have been somebody else,” said Barboza. “It was something so small, such a stupid thing for them to get so mad about.”If you have any information on Julie Sam’s whereabouts, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

NOW HIRING Wilmington Town Managers Office Is Hiring

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Town of Wilmington is seeking a Senior Clerk for the Town Manager’s Office. The job listing is published HERE and below:Position: Town Manager’s Office Senior ClerkUnit: AFSCME IIReporting To: Assistant Town ManagerWages: $786.66/weekly – $995.40/weeklyHours: 35 Hours, Monday – FridayLocation: Town Hall, 121 Glen Road ApplicationDeadline: December 21, 2018Definition: The Senior Clerk position is responsible for providing higher level clerical support of a more-than-ordinary-difficulty to department heads and staff.Essential FunctionsWorking under the supervision of the Department Head and/or designee:Acts as a back-up to Town’s Auto attendant for phone system.Greet visitors and customers, answer the telephone and general emails, answer basic questions and provide general information. For more complex questions and needs assist callers, customers, and visitors with reaching the proper staff person or resource.Assemble and compute data, prepare statistical reports, summaries, and other municipal records and documents, may assist in assessment procedures including monthly statistical reports.Sort, file, record various materials, classify materials according to subject matter or other classification.May provide administrative support to the Board of Selectmen or Finance Committee, posting meetings in accordance with Open Meeting Law, recording agenda and minutes, assembling and distributing documentation, and assisting with setup of meetings.Collect, sort, and distribute mail for the Town Hall.Prepare correspondence, reports, newsletters and documents, assemble or research content information, provide drafts, final documents, and distribute through inter-office mail, email, us postal service, or otherwise as directed.Assist the Administrative Assistant to manage department supplies and materials, and order supplies and materials as needed.Maintain department files in an orderly manner, file documents, and retrieve documents from files as requested.Perform other similar tasks or related works as assigned by the department head and designee.Minimum QualificationsHigh School diploma.A minimum of two years of clerical or administrative experience in a customer service or municipal setting, or any equivalentcombination of experience and education.Ability to provide excellent customer service and work effectively with the public.Experience with Microsoft Office products and ability to effectively utilize Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other standardadministrative software.Ability to communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing.Ability to exercise initiative and use good judgment, work with limited direction in the completion of tasks and assignments.Ability to organize and perform multiple tasks effectively.Job EnvironmentWork is generally performed inside a building. Work environment is characteristic of an office environment, with even walking surfaces and generally low noise levels. Noise levels may be elevated during certain programs or performances that may be scheduled in the building.Physical RequirementsThe work is generally of an intellectual nature. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is required to stand and sit for prolonged periods. Frequently required use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects; reaches with hands and arms, bends, stoops, kneels, and/or crouches. Specific vision abilities required include close and medium distance vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to hear normal sounds, distinguish sound as voice and communicate through human speech. Required to lift and carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds. This position requires the ability to operate a keyboard, computer mouse, telephone, fax, copier, writing tools, scissors, and other standard office equipment.EOETo Apply:Submit resume, cover letter and completed application to: Town Manager’s OfficeAttn: Town Manager121 Glen Road Wilmington, MA 01887 orvia email at: jobs@wilmingtonma.govIf submitting by email please use “Position: Town Manager’s Office Senior Clerk” in the subject. Resume, cover letter and completed application may be attached as a PDF to the email. Please note, we will not reformat or fix formatting issues if sending electronically and in a file type other than PDF.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: Wilmington DPW Seeks Senior ClerkIn “Government”NOW HIRING: Town Hall Hiring Clerk For Planning & Conservation Dept.In “Government”Town Hall Hiring Clerk For Town Manager’s OfficeIn “Government”last_img read more

Anchorage NAACP elects new president

first_imgThe Anchorage Branch of the NAACP elected a new president last week – Kevin McGee.Listen NowMcGee said the NAACP is focused on more than just the rights of African-Americans; it is building relationships with other community organizations to stand up for the rights for all Alaskans.“We work better as a team within the entire community helping address each others’ issues to see if they can improve for the benefit of everybody,” he said during a phone interview.The election of Donald Trump has emboldened hate groups, McGee said, and puts people’s civil rights at risk.“Why are we allowing this country to turn itself — to do a 180 degree turn — and act like there is nothing wrong with this?” he said.Protecting people’s civil rights includes focusing on environmental justice issues as well, he said, because communities of color are often the most impacted by climate change and pollution. The NAACP is working with state and community groups to develop green energy options in Anchorage. They’re also working with the school district to improve math and reading scores.last_img read more

V Hanumantha Rao questions Congress leaders for attending

first_imgHyderabad: All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary V Hanumantha Rao on Tuesday wanted to know from the Congress leadership as to why they have been attending the programmes being conducted by former MP G Vivek who intends to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Addressing the media, he said it was the family of former Union Minister G Venkataswamy, father of Vivek, who was biggest beneficiary of the Congress governments. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us He criticised Vivek for trying to gain some strength. It has become embarrassing for the Congress as he announced that he would join the BJP soon. He said national party like Congress should have its own agenda and should not follow leaders like Vivek. He said Vivek has taken birth of political life in Congress and joined the TRS. Now giving a slip to TRS, wants to join the BJP.last_img read more

BJP extends Eid wishes to Muslim brethren in Kodad

first_imgKodad (Suryapet): The members of Bharatiya Janata Party Minority Morcha distributed semia (a traditional delicacy) on the occasion of Bakrid near Mother Teresa School in Kodad town on Monday. Party State council member Nune Sulochana took part in the event as the chief guest.Speaking on the occasion, she said people of Kodad were very kind-hearted and respect the beliefs of all religions. “Kodad people have always stood in the front in maintaining communal harmony in the State,” she added. She conveyed greetings to Muslim community on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. Party leaders Matin, Navin Kumar, Sriram, Baskar, Shekar, Purnachander, Shivalal and others took part in the programme.last_img read more

RightsTrade Signs Deal With Lionsgate for TV Programming EXCLUSIVE

first_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Online licensing platform RightsTrade has signed an agreement with Lionsgate, enabling buyers to access more than 1,300 hours of Lionsgate television programming.The content includes unscripted series and titles from its Hearst, Ignite, and Tribune libraries. Additionally, RightsTrade has promoted Jaime Otero to managing director to lead its expansion. Otero joined the company in 2014 and had previously been responsible for global sales and partnership growth, as VP of business development.Lionsgate joins RightsTrade’s roster of content providers — which include Gaumont, Sonar Entertainment, and IndiaCast — giving buyers access to more than 10,000 hours of TV programming and 4,000 films. RightsTrade has 21,000 subscribers in 125 countries.RightsTrade, which launched in 2015, touts itself as providing 24/7 access to executives in licensing in order to generate incremental sales.center_img “We’re excited to join RightsTrade, a unique sales platform that allows us to maximize the value of our content catalogue,” said Gene George, Lionsgate’s executive VP of worldwide distribution. “Their service connects our deep archive of alternative programming and titles from our Hearst, Ignite, and Tribune libraries with thousands of potential distribution partners, and it enables them to discover Lionsgate content they might not have otherwise known was available.”According to the company’s estimates, 70% of film and TV content rights in the industry remain unsold, and RightsTrade aims to help studios exploit these rights and identify opportunities that satisfy the underserved demand for content. RightsTrade calls itself the leading sales platform for such rights.“We are thrilled to welcome leading Hollywood studio Lionsgate to our community, and to provide them with resources that support their goal of increasing sales of unexploited rights year-round, creating efficiencies across the licensing process, and facilitating the discovery of their content catalogue on our platform,” Otero said.RightsTrade and Lionsgate made the announcement on Wednesday with a pair of major sales markets looming –TV mart Mipcom, which kicks off on Oct. 15, and the American Film Market, which starts on Oct. 31.last_img read more

IITKGP offers new awards and scholarships

first_imgKolkata: The IIT Kharagpur has instituted several new awards and scholarships for its undergraduate students for academics and research following donations by many alumni and corporates, an IIT KGP press statement said today. The number of new scholarships is nine, while that of the awards two, the statement said. The awards and scholarships are being given from this month. Dean, Alumni Affairs at IIT Kharagpur, Subrata Chattopadhyay said since the lower cut-off for economic background of students for existing scholarships and awards are at such a threshold that students falling in marginally higher category do not qualify for the benefits. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life Considering the cost of living, these students too need some sort of financial support and therefore “we have increased the threshold of the current family income upto Rs 10 lakh and Rs 15 lakh per year for different scholarships to accommodate more students,” he was quoted as saying in the statement. The institute will also be funding research at undergraduate level from its endowment fund built out of alumni donations over the years, it said.last_img read more

MTDC and Pawan Hans offer helicopter tours of Mumbai

first_imgA MoU has been signed between the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) and Pawan Hans to provide city tours on a helicopter for tourists. The new Heli-Tours commenced its service from January 7, 2016.The helicopters would take off from Juhu airport and fly northwards, keeping to the city’s western side to avoid interfering with air traffic to/from Mumbai airport. The base fare of approximate Rs 320 per minute excluding taxes has been arrived at between the state government and Pawan Hans, with a 10 minute inaugural launch ride to cost about Rs 3200, per person.Paraag Jaiin Nainuttia, IAS, MD of MTDC, said, “Initially two choppers will be in service for Mumbai Darshan. The idea is to provide an enthralling experience to the tourists and boost potential tourism in the state. Gradually, we will shift rides and tours to south Mumbai and then to Matheran, Murud-Janjira, Aurangabad (Ajanta-Ellora), Nashik, Shirdi, Konkan beaches and Tadoba forest near Nagpur.”last_img read more

Cypriot and bases authorities slammed by antipoaching NGOs

first_imgSome 430 wild birds from 25 different species were found trapped or killed, and more than 1,800 limesticks, were seized during the Spring Bird Protection Camp (BPC) that took place between March and May in Cyprus, it was announced on Thursday.According to a report by the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) and of the Pro Biodiversity Foundation (SPA – Stiftung Pro Artenvielfalt) which organised a Spring Bird Protection Camp(BPC) in Cyprus, despite the big impact of spring trapping, the authorities of the Republic of Cyprus and British bases “are not taking this issue seriously and are not implementing the Laws for the Protection of Wild Birds”.During the camp, that took place between March 25 and May 7, around a dozen activists from six countries monitored bird trapping activity in the south-eastern part of the island; in the Famagusta and Larnaca districts. This was their 10th camp in Cyprus.CABS and SPA organise Bird Protection Camps in Cyprus three times per year; in spring, autumn and winter to prevent illegal, non-selective and large-scale trapping, killing and trade of migratory birds passing through Cyprus.In total, activists removed 1,834 limesticks, 19 mist nets and 10 electronic bird callers, and found trapped or killed 430 wild protected birds belonging to 25 different species, the majority of which were Lesser whitethroats and Blackcaps. Other species found were Common Nightingales, Willow Warblers, and Wrynecks.It added that during the camp, 282 known trapping sites were investigated and 62 were found to be active. “The percentage of active trapping sites is the second lowest ever recorded and 6.1 percent lower as in previous spring”. The majority of all detected active sites – 56 – were found in the Famagusta district. The number of seized limesticks, it said, is similar as the previous spring while the number of seized nets was lower than in spring 2016.The activists cooperated with Cypriot and bases (SBA) police, the Anti-Poaching Squad (APS) and game wardens . Cooperation with law enforcement units this spring however, they said, “was the worst in the last years”.“We reported 32 active trapping sites to them and they investigated 14 of them. Enforcement officers have caught and prosecuted trappers only at six sites reported by our teams. The percentage of investigated trapping sites is the lowest ever recorded at Spring BPCs and the number of prosecutions lowest since 2012,” it said.With less joint operations carried out together with enforcement officers as in previous years and with less hours of cooperation per day, they said, “we had the chance to report only 32 out of the 62 detected active trapping sites”.Without their interventions, activists said, all enforcement agencies in the Republic of Cyprus would have achieved only one prosecution on their own. Especially disappointing, they said, was the cooperation with game wardens as they investigated only one out of eight reported cases and with APS officers, who investigated only five of the 15 reported sites. “Worrying is also the overall low number of prosecutions made for reported cases. All together only six prosecutions for bird trapping were made during the Spring Camp, this is much less than previous spring, when 13 prosecutions were made”.The group said that this was not the first season to observe lack of response from game wardens for reported trapping cases.According to the report, Cyprus lies on one of the key migratory routes that birds use during their journey between Europe and Africa, with around 100 million birds visiting the island every spring and autumn. The island, it said, is also an important wintering place for birds which migrate to Cyprus to avoid harsh winter conditions in Europe. Cyprus however, the report said, is one of the main hotspots of illegal bird killing in the Mediterranean. It is estimated that more than 2 million migrating birds get caught and killed in illegal traps every year in Cyprus, while trapping has affected a total of 153 recorded wild bird species, of which 78 are threatened and listed on Annex 1 of the EU Birds Directive.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Public urged to avoid beaches in bases areas after sharp objects found

first_imgThe British bases on Friday advised the public to avoid the beach areas around the Akrotiri Peninsula and Lady’s Mile for the time being after “small items of medical equipment, including sharp objects”, were found there.“We are investigating the source of this material in conjunction with the Republic of Cyprus,” a bases statement said.Over the next three days, a clean-up operation will be taking place from mid-morning onwards involving personnel from the bases.As the items include sharp objects, the personnel carrying out the clean-up will be wearing protective gloves and aprons as a precautionary measure, the statement added.“We recommend the public avoid the areas until further notice. If you are in the area and you find any such equipment, please do not touch it, instead call 1443,” it said.“The safety of the public remains a top priority for the bases.”A bases spokesman said later they did not have any further information to offer.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoAudie Murphy RanchGet more home without moving away from Southern CaliforniaAudie Murphy RanchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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