Minister Steve Thomson defends new hunting allocation in op-ed

first_imgOn average, both resident hunters and outfitters produce a combined total of $350 million annually to the B.C. economy, according to Minister Thomson. Before making this claim, Minister Thomson also writes that “resident hunters continue to be recognized as having priority over non-resident hunters.”“It was for this reason that I revisited my December 2014 determination and found strategic ways to reduce the transfer of animals from 110 down to 60,” writes Minister Thomson.Minister Thomson says his policy’s priority is to have conservation at the top of the list, meet the needs of First Nations, and prioritize allocation to resident hunters.“Now that a decision is made, I am hopeful that resident hunters and the guide outfitter community can work together with government in support of these goals, which are supported by all hunters,” Minister Thomson concludes.Advertisement Under the new hunting allocation, an estimated 60 out of the 7,500 big game animals have been moved to guide outfitter hunts, according to Minister Thomson.“Regardless of this decision, resident hunters will continue to harvest about 92 per cent of the approximately 48,000 big game animals taken annually by hunters,” writes Minister Thomson.There are also a number of big game species not affected by the new allocation, which include mule deer, white-tailed deer, most rocky mountain elk, and black bear, according to Minister Thomson.- Advertisement -Minister Thomson says there are currently 102,000 resident hunters spread across the province – compared to 82,000 ten years ago.“Resident hunters make an important contribution towards the economy in this province by pursuing their passion for hunting and fishing, and it is anticipated this will continue,” says Minister Thomson.He is quick to defend the guide outfitter industry as well, claiming “out-of-province guide outfitter clients are some of the highest spending tourist per capita in British Columbia.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Some of the best reaction as Manchester City lose 4-2 against Stuttgart

first_img Vincent Kompany 1 Manchester City fans will have cause for concern a week ahead of the new season, after the Citizens were beaten 4-2 in a pre-season friendly against Stuttgart on Saturday.The Bundesliga side put Manuel Pellegrini’s men to the sword with four first half goals at the Mercedes-Benz Arena – Kelechi Iheanacho and wantaway striker Edin Dzeko pulled goals back for City.Raheem Sterling provided two assists, but with City just nine days away from their first game of the new Premier League season, the result is far from ideal preparation for their clash with West Brom.But what to City fans think about the performance against Stuttgart? See some of the best reaction below…last_img read more

Missing Dog: Eight-month-old puppy found in Convoy

first_imgA lovely female Hound dog has been found in Convoy. The Hound, who is eight months old, was found on Friday afternoon before being transported to the dog shelter.If this is your dog, she can be reclaimed at the Dog Shelter, Glencar, Letterkenny. The dog shelter can also be contacted at 074 91 25159 between 10.30am and 1.30pm daily (except Sundays).Missing Dog: Eight-month-old puppy found in Convoy was last modified: May 24th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MISSING DOGlast_img read more

Competitor killed in Donegal International Rally tragedy

first_imgA competitor has been killed in a collision at the Donegal International Rally.Donegal Motor Club confirmed in a statement that they are liaising with the family of the competitor involved.Another man has been seriously injured in the crash. The Donegal Motor Club said the incident occurred at around 12.30pm.The accident occurred on Super Stage 15 on the Fanad Head Loop.The final stages of the rally have been cancelled following the collision.A full investigation has been launched into the incident and will be assisted by Motorsport Ireland and Donegal Motor Club. A statement from Donegal Motor Club said: “It is with regret that Motorsport Ireland and Donegal Motor Club announce that a fatality has occurred during the final day of the 2019 Donegal International Rally on Sunday 23rd June.“The Donegal Motor Club are liaising with the family of the competitor involved.“The three-day annual event takes place in June each year and attracts large numbers of spectators and in excess of 200 competitors took part in this years’ event.“The relevant authorities have begun a full investigation into the incident and will be assisted by Motorsport Ireland and Donegal Motor Club. Motorsport Ireland and its affiliated clubs are recognised internationally for operating to the highest standards of motorsport safety for competitors and spectators in line with the best practice of the FIA.“The entire motorsport community extends its fullest sympathy to the family of the bereaved. “More information may be released later.”Competitor killed in Donegal International Rally tragedy was last modified: June 24th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Half-time: Sunderland 0 Chelsea 0

first_imgSunderland had appeals for a penalty waved away in the first half of the Capital One Cup quarter-final at the Stadium of Light.The home fans wanted a spot-kick when Andrea Dossena’s cross struck the upper part of Cesar Azpilicueta’s arm, but referee Anthony Taylor was having none of it.Chelsea’s veteran keeper Mark Schwarzer, in for Petr Cech, was a virtual spectator for the opening 20 minutes as Jose Mourinho’s side passed the ball around at will and pressed their opponents effectively without managing to create a clear-cut chance.The in-form Andre Schurrle cut in from the left and fired straight at Black Cats keeper Vito Mannone before Blues skipper Frank Lampard sent a long-range shot over.Gus Poyet’s men then came into the game more but Chelsea still looked more likely to open the scoring and their best opportunity of the half came nine minutes before the interval.Having got himself into a great position, Schurrle should have shot but instead played the ball to Willian, who dragged an effort harmelessly wide.Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Schwarzer; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Luiz, Cole; Mikel, Lampard; De Bruyne, Willian, Schurrle; Eto’oSubs: Blackman, Terry, Essien, Oscar, Hazard, Ba, Torres.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Antonio Brown returns to Raiders camp in Napa; no helmet in sight

first_imgHe argued that other helmets provided to him as alternatives inhibited his ability to see and catch the ball, reportedly … After an extended weekend absence, Antonio Brown was back at the Raiders’ Napa facility Tuesday. He wandered in just after 11 a.m. and a gaggle of media was there to greet him.He did not carry a helmet in his hand.Brown filed a grievance last week against the NFL to wear the 12-year-old helmet he’s donned throughout his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers.last_img read more

Bafana at Afcon 2015: the full squad

first_imgThe new 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Bafana Bafana team before their warm-up game against Cameroon on Saturday 10 January, which came to a one-all draw. (Image: Bafana Bafana) Compiled by Mary AlexanderWith Bafana Bafana, South Africa’s national football team, set to kick off their first match in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations on Monday 19 January, playing Algeria at the Estadio de Mongomo in Equatorial Guinea, we bring you facts and figures about the full 23-man squad.Jump to:StrikersMidfieldersDefendersGoalkeepersStrikersBernard ParkerBorn: 16 March 1986, BoksburgAge: 28Height: 1.7 metresCareer start: 2004Current club: Kaizer Chiefs FC – #25, forwardCurrent league: Premier Soccer League, South AfricaTokelo RantieBorn: 8 September 1990, Parys, Free StateAge: 24Height: 1.72 metresCareer start: 2010Current club: AFC Bournemouth – #28, forwardCurrent league: English Championship LeagueBongani NdululaBorn: 29 November 1989, Aliwal NorthAge: 25Height: 1.9 metresCareer start: 2009Current club: AmaZulu FC – #9, forwardCurrent league: Premier Soccer League, South AfricaSibusiso VilakaziBorn: 29 December 1989, SowetoAge: 25Height: 1.7 metresCareer start: 2009Current club: Bidvest Wits FC – #10, midfielderCurrent league: Premier Soccer League, South AfricaNew Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has been credited with bringing the national squad back to form, allowing them to qualify for the 2015 African Cup of Nations and beating out Nigeria, the previous champions. (Image: Bafana Bafana)Back to topMidfieldersThemba ZwaneBorn: 3 August 1989, TembisaAge: 25Height: 1.7 metresCareer start: 2011Current club: Mamelodi Sundowns FC – #34, midfielderCurrent league: Premier Soccer League, South AfricaAndile JaliBorn: 10 April 1990, Matatiele, Eastern CapeAge: 24Height: 1.72 metresCareer start: 2007Current club: KV Oostende – #15, midfielderCurrent league: Belgian Pro LeagueReneilwe LetsholonyaneBorn: 9 June 1982, SowetoAge: 32Height: 1.73 metresCareer start: 2002Current club: Kaizer Chiefs FC – #6, midfielderCurrent league: Premier Soccer League, South AfricaBongani ZunguBorn: 9 October 1992, Duduza, GautengAge: 22Height: 1.84 metresCareer start: 2010Current club: Mamelodi Sundowns FC – #34, midfielderCurrent league: Premier Soccer League, South AfricaThamsanqa SangweniBorn: 26 May 1989, Empangeni, KwaZulu-NatalAge: 25Height: 1.7 metresCareer start: 2009Current club: Ajax Cape Town FC – #37, midfielderCurrent league: Premier Soccer League, South AfricaDean FurmanBorn: 22 June 1988, Cape TownAge: 26Height: 1.83 metresCareer start: 2008Current club: Doncaster Rovers FC – #4, midfielderCurrent league: English League OneThuso PhalaBorn: 27 May 1986, SowetoAge: 28Height: 1.7 metresCareer start: 2007Current club: SuperSport United FC – #21, midfielderCurrent league: Premier Soccer League, South AfricaMandla MasangoBorn: 18 July 1989, Kwaggafontein, MpumalangaAge: 25Height: 1.68 metresCareer star: 2007Current club: Kaizer Chiefs FC – #22, midfielderCurrent league: Premier Soccer League, South AfricaOupa ManyisaBorn: 30 July 1988, Mohlakeng, GautengAge: 26Height: 1.65 metresCareer start: 2008Current club: Orlando Pirates FC – #20, midfielderCurrent league: Premier Soccer League, South AfricaWatch Bafana Bafana’s road to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations:Back to topDefendersSiyabonga NhlapoBorn: 23 December 1988, SowetoAge: 26Height: 1.8 metresCareer start: 2010Current club: Bidvest Wits FC – #20, midfielderCurrent league: Premier Soccer League, South AfricaPatrick PhungwayoBorn: 6 January 1988, Alexandra, GautengAge: 27Height: 1.73 metresCareer start: 2008Current club: Orlando Pirates FC – #3, left-backCurrent league: Premier Soccer League, South AfricaAnele NgcongcaBorn: 21 October, 1987, Cape TownAge: 27Height: 1.8 metresCareer start: 2003Current club: KRC Genk – #16, defenderCurrent league: Belgian Pro LeagueThulani HlatshwayoBorn: 18 December 1989, SowetoAge: 25Height: 1.89 metresCareer start: 2009Current club: Ajax Cape Town FC – #3, defenderCurrent league: Premier Soccer League, South AfricaEric MathohoBorn: 1 March 1990, Thohoyandou, LimpopoAge: 24Height: 1.98 metresCareer start: 2009Current club: Kaizer Chiefs FC – #3, defenderCurrent league: Premier Soccer League, South AfricaRivaldo CoetzeeBorn: 16 October 1996, Kakamas, Northern CapeAge: 18Height: 1.79 metresCareer start: 2014Current club: Ajax Cape Town FC – #3, defenderCurrent league: Premier Soccer League, South AfricaThabo MatlabaBorn: 13 December 1987, Tembisa, GautengAge: 27Height: 1.69 metresCareer start: 2010Current club: Orlando Pirates FC – #8, defenderCurrent league: Premier Soccer League, South AfricaBack to topGoalkeepersDarren KeetBorn: 5 August 1989, Cape TownAge: 25Height: 1.83 metresCareer start: 2007Current club: KV Kortrijk – #16, goalkeeperCurrent league: Belgian Pro LeagueJackson MabokgwaneBorn: 19 January 1988, Polokwane, LimpopoAge: 26Height: 1.88 metresCareer start: 2007Current club: Bidvest Wits FC – #1, goalkeeperCurrent league: Premier Soccer League, South AfricaBrilliant KhuzwayoBorn: 9 February 1990, DurbanAge: 24Height: 1.9 metresCareer start: 2010Current club: Kaizer Chiefs FC – #16, goalkeeperCurrent league: Premier Soccer League, South AfricaBack to toplast_img read more

Mpumalanga playing its part for South Africa’s reputation

first_imgJohannesburg, Thursday 17 September 2015 – Brand South Africa today took the national agenda to build and profile South Africa’s competitive strengths to Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, during a one-day workshop.The workshop was attended by local government representatives and officials from the Department of Health, Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, and the Government Communication and Information System.Robust discussion ensued on what makes South Africa a globally competitive inward destination for investment, tourism and skills and how provinces can play their part.Provincial and city brands are a critical building block of the nation brand, particularly as they often provide the first experience of a country. Visitors and investors experience a country through its provinces and cities and it for this reason that Brand South Africa is taking its programmes to provinces.One of the greatest attributes of the province of Mpumalanga and a significant contribution to the nation brand is its tourism offering and experience which begins at the airport. Discussions at the workshop centered on economic development and potential in the province. This will impact positively on both provincial social and economic development and ultimately South Africa’s reputation.Follow the conversation on #CompetitiveSAlast_img read more

BirdHerd: Another Option for Teams & Groups Using Twitter – BETA INVITES

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos jolie odell Amid rumors and artifacts of Twitter’s testing accounts managed by multiple users, we’ve found a startup focusing on precisely that problem.The biggest and perhaps best known competitor in this space is CoTweet, a truly enterprise-scalable solution for Twitter accounts with multiple users. It’s well-suited to brands or news organizations in particular, but BirdHerd might provide a low-cost alternative for small- to medium-sized businesses or other groups.Here’s how it works: Users sign in via Twitter’s OAuth feature. They then choose which other Twitter users should have the ability to tweet from the chosen account.The other users they choose can then direct message the original Twitter account at any time. The DMs appear in the original account’s timeline with a slash-via attribution system that lets users know who sent the tweet.For example, I gave @Eston access to my account tonight, and he DM’d me this message, which was immediately broadcast to all my Twitter followers: The BirdHerd website states, “At some point in the future, we will offer paid ‘pro’ plans with extra features, interesting stats and quicker response times.” At the moment, all accounts are free with an invite code, and future accounts will always be available free of charge to any user. Additionally, beta testers will receive 2 months of “pro” features free.The app is a collaboration between self-described “code ninja” Colin Brumelle of Mixed Content and design studio twothirty.To access the site and use its awesome, group- and team-friendly features, use the code “rww” to login and set up your account. That code will work for the first 200 users; after that, you’ll have to put yourself on a waiting list and hold your breath until the site goes public. And do let us know what you think of the app in the comments. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#twitter#web Related Posts last_img read more

Dhoni’s bat fetches Rs 72 lakh at auction

first_imgIndian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s precious bat, which helped his team win the ICC World Cup, fetched a whopping Rs 72 lakh in a high profile charity auction held in London on Monday night.India skipper MS Dhoni with his bat that he used during the World Cup.The entire Indian team was present to watch Dhoni’s prized bat go under the hammer as the skipper hosted a lavish dinner at Hilton Park Lane hotel, where the auction took place.Besides his team-mates, bigwigs like Brian Lara, Courtney Walsh and David Boon were also present on the occasion.Dhoni, along with wife Sakshi and Poorna Patel, came in a little earlier to make sure everything was in place.Understandably, the bat generated massive interest amongst cricket enthusiasts since he hit the winning runs of the title triumph with a crunching six off the willow.Besides his bat, most of Dhoni’s cricketing gears used in the World Cup finals were also put up for auction. The funds raised through the auction would go to his wife’s charitable organisation, Sakshi Foundation, to be used for under-privileged children.last_img read more