February 10

The health of penguin chicks points scientists to changes in the ocean

first_imgArticle published by John Cannon Activism, Agriculture, Amphibians, Animal Behavior, Animals, Biodiversity, Biodiversity Crisis, Biodiversity Hotspots, Birds, Bushmeat, Cats, Climate Change, Climate Science, Conservation, Conservation Technology, Coral Reefs, Ecology, Ecosystems, Elephants, Endangered Species, Environment, Environmental Activism, Environmental Politics, Extinction, Fish, Fisheries, Fishing, Forests, Fragmentation, Global Warming Mitigation, Green, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Happy-upbeat Environmental, Impact Of Climate Change, In-situ Conservation, Insects, Invasive Species, Invertebrates, Iucn, Mammals, Marine Animals, Marine Biodiversity, Marine Birds, Marine Conservation, Marine Crisis, Marine Ecosystems, Marine Protected Areas, Natural Capital, New Species, Oceans, Overfishing, Parks, Poaching, Pollution, Primates, Protected Areas, Rainforests, Research, Satellite Imagery, Saving Species From Extinction, Sharks, Species Discovery, Technology, Technology And Conservation, Tropical Forests, Water, Wcs, Whales, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, 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 overSponsoredcenter_img A recent closure of commercial fishing around South Africa’s Robben Island gave scientists the chance to understand how fluctuations in prey fish populations affect endangered African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) absent pressure from humans.The researchers found that the more fish were available, the better the condition of the penguin chicks that rely on their parents for food.This link between prey abundance in the sea and the condition of penguin chicks on land could serve as an indicator of changes in the ecosystem. It’s hard to imagine how the oceans might operate without the sway of human activity. The recent assessment by the U.N. Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services found that we’ve impacted 66 percent of the ocean in some way. Industrial-scale fishing, for example, can make it difficult for ecologists to understand the natural relationships that underpin predator-prey relationships unperturbed by human influence.But a recent experimental shutdown of commercial fishing around South Africa’s Robben Island has given scientists a unique window into the details of one such relationship, demonstrating the impact that the availability of prey fish has on the behavior and health of endangered African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) absent pressure from humans.An adult African penguin guarding chicks at the Robben Island colony in South Africa. Image courtesy of Earthwatch South African Penguins Project and the British Ecological Society.“Understanding how African penguins forage to feed their chicks in their variable marine environment can help us identify conservation measures for these endangered populations,” Kate Campbell, an ecologist at the University of Cape Town and the leader of the research, said in a statement. “A three-year commercial fisheries closure around Robben Island created a unique opportunity to study how African penguins directly respond to natural changes in local abundance of their prey — anchovies and sardines.”Campbell and her colleagues found that the more fish were available, the better the condition of the penguin chicks that rely on their parents for food. Outside of those times of plenty, penguins started to change their behavior, said University of Exeter ecologist Richard Sherley in the statement.“Once food gets harder to find, more individuals will start to struggle and work harder, but they will do so at different rates, increasing the variation we see in foraging effort,” said Sherley, who was also a co-author of the paper.African penguins at sea. Image by R.B. Sherley/University of Exeter courtesy of the British Ecological Society.The research, demonstrating that the abundance of sardines and anchovies accounted for about 60 percent of this variation, was published May 21 in the Journal of Applied Ecology.Between 2011 and 2013, 75 parenting penguins fitted with GPS trackers recording the length and depth of their dives provided the team with information on the birds’ hunting strategies. They matched those results with data from a set of “hydro-acoustic surveys” within 20 kilometers (12 miles) of Robben Island over the same time period. This approach involved using an echo sounder to launch sound waves into the water. The way in which the waves bounced back allowed the researchers to estimate the abundance of sardines and anchovies.The team also logged the diets of 83 penguins and measured the weights of 569 chicks.An adult African penguin approaching a school of pelagic fish. Image by Alistair McInnes courtesy of the British Ecological Society.Perhaps unsurprisingly, the chicks didn’t do as well when fish weren’t as numerous. The GPS-tracker data showed that their parents had to work harder and travel farther in search of prey during these periods. But those changes affected individual penguins in different ways.“While some ‘superstar’ penguins find food easily, others are less successful,” Sherley said.As the fish abundance declined, the scientists observed a wider variety of tactics, possibly caused by different approaches needed to catch prey that were more spread out or because they were going after a range of fish species — instead of the anchovies and sardines that typically sustain penguins — requiring a different set of maneuvers to capture.A breeding pair of African penguins at the Robben Island colony. Image by R.B. Sherley/University of Exeter courtesy of the British Ecological Society.This link between prey abundance in the sea and the condition of penguin chicks on land could serve as an indicator of changes in the ecosystem, the authors write, potentially helping fisheries managers take seabirds and their nutritional requirements into account in decision-making.“Since these short-term changes will likely have knock-on effects for chick survival and penguin population size, they could be used as powerful early warning signs to inform fisheries’ policies and marine conservation efforts,” Campbell said. “Hopefully, in the future, we could aim to effectively balance fishery management with penguins’ needs, to reduce the impact on local economies whilst maximising the benefits to our oceans.”Banner image of an adult African penguin by R.B. Sherley.CitationsBirdLife International. (2018). Spheniscus demersus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22697810A132604504. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22697810A132604504.en. Downloaded on 22 May 2019.Campbell, K. J., Steinfurth, A., Underhill, L. G., Coetzee, J. C., Dyer, B. M., Ludynia, K., … Sherley, R. B. (2019). Local forage fish abundance influences foraging effort and offspring condition in an endangered marine predator. Journal of Applied Ecology. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13409FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page.last_img read more

January 18

Who is Janey Tetary?

first_imgI am not ashamed to say that I do not have much savings in the bank or even under the mattress, but I am willing to bet whatever I have on the following statement that only a handful of Guyanese probably know who Janey Tetary is. Of course, my intention here is not to test the nerves or insult readers, but to investigate why this person is a mystery to the Guyanese public.My statement speaks to a larger concern of historical inquiry, which in order to answer, will require an exploration of delving into historical knowledge, into the depth of historical exposure and into the degree of historical grounding in and outside of the Guyanese classroom.I attended Skeldon Line Path Government Secondary School in Upper Corentyne, a few miles from Molesen Creek in the 1970s. Physically, the school was shaped like the letter ‘L’ with a parallel internal corridor that made traversing the two storey building manageable. Psychologically, the school was located somewhat close to the Corentyne River so students and staff could benefit from the constant flow of tropical breeze to facilitate a pleasant learning environment.I have no qualms about this setting and I am still impressed by the structure. What I am more concerned about is the substance of instructions in this setting. In my final year at this school, I was taught History by a man named Denny Brijbasse. He was a tough but talented teacher. I still believe he did the best he could during a time when Guyana’s educational system and standard was reeling from hopelessness, much less providing any meaningful support for a decent education to the younger generation. I was a victim of these circumstances. What happened to Brijbasse and teachers like himself, as well as students that came under their sway was a national irreparable sin. The teachers were given syllabi that mirrored their colonial masters to command and control the classroom in post-independence Guyana. The teachers were commodified to carry out the colonial pattern of education. In the process, they suffered from the freedom of individuation and didacticism in their instructive paradigm. The students were sponges to this dictum, while the teachers were reduced to helpmates and hospices, rather than motivators of history.If my memory serves me correct since I have more years behind instead of in front of me, I do not think then and now that anything was taught about Indian history. I certainly remember that there was not a single question on the GCE examination on Indian history. This is why I posed the above question to share parallel sadness in our educational system. If there is any personal solace or hypallage to this historical episode, it is that I understand that the CXC examination council has recommended my book – Indo-Caribbean Indenture: Resistance and Accommodation for students to use. It is better late than never.Janey Tetary was an Indian female indentured servant, along with her 10-year-old son, who signed contracts in India to labour overseas. She and her son arrived in Suriname in 1880, seven years after indentureship began in that colony. She was indentured to Plantation Zorg en hoop in Suriname. She eventually rose up against her overlords and led a rebellion in which she was shot and killed by the colonial Police before her contract ended. To say that she was a rebel would be an understatement and a travesty of injustice. She was a single parent, a traveller, leader, fighter, a visionary, etc, everything the plantocracy despised among the labouring class.You may want to argue that this is Suriname’s history, but I argue equally that it is an undisputed thought that many have written on Indian resistance and have never mentioned her name. How to address this omission will require a lot of sympathy from me which I do not have right now. I do have the energy, however, to say that Janey Tetary’s life, her narrative, should be moved from mystery to the mainstream of Caribbean history and Indian people. For me, her life story has opened new doors of enquiry into the female experience and existence during indenture and beyond. I have always asked this question: Are we to believe that of the 500,000 Indians that were brought from India to labour in the Caribbean there were no female leaders or heroines among them? Were among the immigrant labour group only “he-roes” and not “she-roes”?In a global atmosphere where many are still dealing with a post-election shock in which a woman lost to a loose cannon, my young daughter Priya, has always asked me this: “Daddy, are there heroines among Indian women?” I can now partially answer that question without scratching my head too hard.(Send comments to: lomarsh.roopnarine@jsusm.edu)last_img read more

January 17

LOOK: Pacquiao teases Morales:  ‘#PacquiaoMorales4?’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “#MoralesPacquiao4? Lol,” he said, in jest. “This guy was a warrior in the ring.”Great to see my good friend Erik Morales. #MoralesPacquiao4? Lol This guy was a warrior in the ring. pic.twitter.com/E1lWcTZqBRFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) July 2, 2019 Urgent move Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists MOST READ Pacquiao and Morales squared off in an unforgettable, action-packed trilogy from early 2005  to 2006.Their reunion happened ahead of Pacquiao’s fight with undefeated WBA (Super) welterweight champion Keith Thurman on July 20, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.Pacquiao is the WBA regular welterweight champion.  (Editor: Gilbert S. Gaviola)ADVERTISEMENT 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knickscenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted LATEST STORIES Ukrainian prime minister resigns after recordings published Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales reunite. Photos by Wendell Alinea/MP PromotionsMANILA, Philippines – Senator and boxing legend Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao had a reunion of sorts with former archnemesis Erik “El Terrible” Morales and joked about the possibility of a possible fourth fight with the Mexican legend.“Great to see my good friend Erik Morales,” Pacquiao wrote Wednesday in a Twitter post.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

January 14

Stand up…

first_img…for democracyWe were colonised on the premise that we were all “uncivilised”, unwashed masses, so that our lands could be expropriated and some of us snatched from other expropriated countries by our “betters” and dumped here. For two centuries, as our British “betters” slowly introduced democratic reforms in their own country, they held back on us, since even though we eventually were recognised as humans and “free”, we had to be “tutored” into the ways of democracy!!Our independence politicians indignantly rejected this, and insisted we were actually “precocious”! Well, sadly, ever since the PNC was formed by Burnham in the 1950s at the instigation of the West, it has done nothing more than proven the British were absolutely spot on with their assessment. The PNC just isn’t prepared to accept the norms of democracy. In fact, it wouldn’t recognise democracy if it were to creep up and bite that party on its behind!!So we had 28 years of despotic government under Burnham, who – as exposed by the recently departed Professor Rudy James – had the gall to write his own constitution in 1980 to baptise his dictatorial powers as being “legal”!! Rigging elections eviscerated the procedural aspect of democracy in denying the Guyanese populace any say in who formed their Government, while he insisted that only he knew exactly what the country needed to be “moulded”, even as he destroyed the substantive aspects.The rigging of elections rested in the first insistence on Burnham’s control of the elections machinery in general, and over its Chairmen — CJs Sir Donald Jackson and Sir Harold Bollers in particular.But, to their credit, after the raison ‘d’etre for the western powers to prop up the PNC disappeared with the fall of the Soviet Union, they did attempt to make up for Guyana’s democratic deficit under the PNC. They midwifed “free and fair” elections in 1992 under the aegis of the Carter Center, and the PPP was returned to office.Under an Elections Commission led by bi-partisan selected chairmen, they conducted five elections that were all certified by the international community as “free and fair”.But once the PNC slipped back into power under the democratic system – like Hitler in the Weimar Republic – it immediately worked to corrupt the system and subvert democratic elections to keep itself in power. Granger unilaterally selected James Patterson as GECOM Chair, and he’s now ensured GECOM would circumvent the constitution on the elections’ date.The American, British, Canadian and European (ABCE) Envoys just met with GECOM and “raised concerns over the impact of the impasse on investment”.That’s not enough. They have the moral responsibility to insist that the supreme law of the land – the Constitution – be observed.Elections by March 19!!…for fair labour practicesYour Eyewitness is more than a tad confused by the OFFICIAL state-owned Chronic’s reporting on the labour dispute with RUSAL. After a meeting between Government representatives and the company, the Chronic’s headline blared, “SACKED RUSAL TO BE REINSTATED”. But in the body of the story, they quoted Minister Amna Ally as saying, “That meeting was our first engagement, and we’ve not come to any concrete decision”!! What gives?? Isn’t a headline supposed to summarise the gist of the story and not the wish of the DPI?? Like, say, in the other story they carried under the caption, “No resolution yet in UG, unions wage row”!!But seriously, folks, your Eyewitness’ working-class credentials is as solid as any other working stiff, but isn’t it time we let the company’s story also be told? The RUSAL management says that the bauxite union’s claim to be the representative of the workers isn’t so.Shouldn’t the Trade Union Labour Recognition Board be called in to pronounce on the matter as a threshold issue?…against fleecingWhen will this PNC-led Government insult to our democratic rights stop?? After insulting the Guyanese people by paying US$ millions more for a smaller airport than contracted for, they’ve just added salt to our wounds by announcing massive “security” and “service” fees!!Go fly a kite, Patterson!!last_img read more

January 13

Upper Mazaruni youths excited about HEYS programme

first_imgYouths from the Upper Mazaruni District, in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) who are actively involved in the ongoing Hinterland Employment and Youth Service (HEYS) programme have indicated their gratitude to be able to participate in this youth engagement since it is geared at creating an enabling environment where they can become self-sufficient.A team from the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry which is currently in the district journeyed to several villages, monitoring closely the activities, to which the close to 200 youths are being exposed.Among the villages visited thus far are Paruima, Waramadong, Kamarang/Warwatta, Kako, Jawalla and Phillipai with scheduled visits to Chinoweing, Wax Creek, Imbaimadai and Amokokopai.Assistant to the Programme Coordinator, Rohan Bishop is tasked with ensuring facilitators in the district observe the programme’s lesson plan which covers the six months of classroom work.This phase follows a six-month practical aspect where youths will be given an opportunity to perfect what they have learnt during their stint in a classroom setting.Meanwhile, parents, guardians, villagers and youths alike were also given the opportunity to learn more about the programme, thus removing any doubts from their minds, while also noting the opportunities that will be created for the youths.Among the concerns raised by villagers was the timely receipt of stipend for youths and facilitators and working materials which include sewing machines, carpentry tools and stoves.Bishop has since assured villagers that the incumbent Administration has the best interest of the nation’s youths at heart, more so the indigenous youths and is working assiduously to ensure there are no hiccups when it comes to the timely delivery of essential components which will determine the success of the programme.However, according to Bishop, information gathering to compile a data base for youths and facilitators is also a key factor for his visit to the region since the Government has endeavoured to ensure transparency and accountability is achieved in all of its dealings, and the HEYS programme is no exception.Bishop expressed gratitude to villagers for giving the youths their full support since without that support base, success cannot be achieved.Moreover, Minister within the Ministry Valerie Garrido-Lowe who is also tasked with the responsibility for youth development has indicated that exposing youths to such a programme can only be beneficial for their overall development.Upon successfully completing the year’s curriculum, youths will be better prepared to assist in the transformation of their communities by initiating projects aimed at bringing about positive social, mental and financial benefits.More than 1900 youths country wide will benefit from the HEYS programme.last_img read more

December 28

All-time league table revealed! Top 25 clubs with most points won in history

first_img 25 25 25 24. Burnley have won 2092 points in the English top flight – Best top flight finish: Winning the First Division in 1920/21 and 1959/60 25 5. Aston Villa have won 4712 points in the English top flight – Best top flight finish: Winning the First Division in 1893/94, 1895/96, 1896/97, 1898/99, 1899/1900, 1909/10 and 1980/81 23. Birmingham City have won 2146 points in the English top flight – Best top flight finish: Sixth in 1955/56 25 8. Manchester City have won 4012 points in the English top flight – Best top flight finish: Winning the First Division in 1936/37 and 1967/68, and the Premier League in 2011/12 and 2013/14 25 14. Sheffield Wednesday have won 2781 points in the English top flight – Best top flight finish: Winning the First Division in 1902/03, 1903/04, 1928/29 and 1929/30 25 4. Manchester United have won 5202 points in the English top flight – Best top flight finish: Winning the First Division in 1907/08, 1910/11, 1951/52, 1955/56, 1956/57, 1964/65 and 1966/67, and the Premier League in 1992/93, 1993/94, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/01, 2002/03, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2010/11 and 2012/13 6. Chelsea have won 4098 points in the English top flight – Best top flight finish: Winning the First Division in 1954/55, and the Premier League in 2004/05, 2005/06, 2009/10 and 2014/15 25 19. Middlesbrough have won 2412 points in the English top flight – Best top flight finish: Third in 1913/14 25 20. Nottingham Forest have won 2404 points in the English top flight – Best top flight finish: Winning the First Division in 1977/78 17. Wolverhampton Wanderers have won 2480 points in the English top flight – Best top flight finish: Winning the First Division in 1953/54, 1957/58 and 1958/59 25 16. Derby County have won 2510 points in the English top flight – Best top flight finish: Winning the First Division in 1971/72 and 1974/75 25. Leicester City have won 1973 points in the English top flight in their entire history – click the arrow above, right, to find out the top 25 clubs with the most points – Best top flight finish: Winning the Premier League in the 2015/16 season 15. West Ham United have won 2588 points in the English top flight – Best top flight finish: Third in 1985/86 3. Everton have won 5247 points in the English top flight – Best top flight finish: Winning the First Division in 1890/91, 1914/15, 1927/28, 1931/32, 1938/39, 1962/63, 1969/70, 1984/85 and 1986/87 25 25 2. Arsenal have won 5422 points in the English top flight – Best top flight finish: Winning the First Division in 1930/31, 1932/33, 1933/34, 1934/35, 1937/38, 1947/48, 1952/53, 1970/71, 1988/89 and 1990/91, and the Premier League in 1997/98, 2001/02 and 2003/04 22. Stoke City have won 2235 points in the English top flight – Best top flight finish: Fourth in 1946/47 25 England’s top flight really is the best league in the world, isn’t it?Last season we were treated to an astonishing triumph by Leicester City and this time around we could be in for the tighest title race in history.So, naturally, we’ve decided to revel in a little nostalgia.Liverpool may be top of the current table, but where do they – and their rivals – rank in the all-time charts?Check out the top 25 clubs who have won the most top flight points, from the First Division through to the Premier League, in history by scrolling through the gallery above. 10. Sunderland have won 3486 points in the English top flight – Best top flight finish: Winning the First Division in 1891/92, 1892/93, 1894/95, 1901/02, 1912/13 and 1935/36 25 21. Sheffield United have won 2363 points in the English top flight – Best top flight finish: Winning the First Division in 1897/98 25 1. Liverpool have won 5463 points in the English top flight – Best top flight finish: Winning the First Division in 1900/01, 1905/06, 1921/22, 1922/23, 1946/47, 1963/64, 1965/66, 1972/73, 1975/76, 1976/77, 1978/79, 1979/80, 1981/82, 1982/83, 1983/84, 1985/86, 1987/88 and 1989/90 25 18. Leeds United have won 2455 points in the English top flight – Best top flight finish: Winning the First Division in 1968/69, 1973/74 and 1991/92 25 7. Tottenham Hotspur have won 4065 points in the English top flight – Best top flight finish: Winning the First Division in 1950/51 and 1960/61 25 25 25 25 25 9. Newcastle United have won 3834 points in the English top flight – Best top flight finish: Winning the First Division in 1904/05, 1906/07, 1908/09 and 1926/27 11. West Bromwich Albion have won 3074 points in the English top flight – Best top flight finish: Winning the First Division in 1919/20 12. Blackburn Rovers have won 2947 points in the English top flight – Best top flight finish: Winning the First Division in 1911/12 and 1913/14, and the Premier League in 1994/95 25 25 25 13. Bolton Wanderers have won 2824 points in the English top flight – Best top flight finish: Third in 1891/92, 1920/21 and 1924/25 last_img read more

December 27

Diego Costa considers different exit strategy after growing tired of Atletico

first_img1 Diego Costa is looking to leave Chelsea Chelsea striker Diego Costa is ready to consider other options after growing frustrated at Atletico Madrid’s lack of urgency.The Spain international wants to quit Stamford Bridge this summer after being told by Blues boss Antonio Conte that he is no longer in his plans.Atletico Madrid have been heavily linked with a move for the 28-year-old as part of a deal that would see Costa return to his former club.However the Spanish side, who are banned by FIFA from registering new signings until January, are yet to make an offer.And, according to Marca, Costa is growing tired of his old side’s slow negotiations and he is willing to listen to other offers.The striker is also attracting interest from AC Milan, who are searching for a new marquee forward, and he will now hear them out.last_img read more

December 22

Washington County Inmate Roster – 2-16-18

first_imgVisiting a Common Nuisance  February 15Washington County Sheriff’s DepartmentJessica Dawn Parker, 33, Pekin Visiting a Common NuisanceResisting Law EnforcementTony Lee Boes, 55, Pekin Possession of MethPossession of ParaphernaliaMaintaining a common nuisancePossession of Marijuana, Hash Oil, Hashish or SalviaPossession of SyringeDealing in MethDealing in Cocaine or narcotic drugDealing in Marijuana, Hash Oil, Hashish or SalviaPossession or use of legend drug or precursorPossession or use of legend drug or precursorPossession or use of legend drug or precursorPossession of Cocaine or narcotic drugGary Lee Latham, 50, Pekin Visiting a Common Nuisance Amy Leigh Boes, 32, Salemcenter_img Teresa Diane Neely, 49, Pekin Public Intoxication Visiting a common nuisance Salem Police DepartmentRonald D. Mullis, 68, Indianapolislast_img read more

December 18

A Sure Way to Annoy Workers: Think Outside the Box

first_imgThe next time one of your employees admires your business suit, it’s OK to wonder if she’s sucking up. More than one in five U.S. employees admit to complimenting managers to get on their good side—even if the flattery is a bunch of hooey. Just be glad you aren’t a supervisor in India: Almost half of workers there (46 percent) say they sweet-talk their bosses even if they don’t mean it. Those are among the findings in a 2013 Kronos Boss’s Day Survey of more than 4,000 workers in the U.S., Australia and India. Harris Interactive conducted the survey with 2,041 full-time and part-time U.S. workers and 2,100 full-time and part-time Australian and Indian workers Sept. 24-26, 2013, on behalf of the Workforce Institute at Kronos Inc., which helps companies with workplace issues such as labor costs, regulatory compliance and productivity. The Workforce Institute is a think tank that provides research and education on the workplace. Irritating IdiomsWorkers in all three countries get truly annoyed when managers use inside business jargon, according to the survey, whose release coincided with National Boss’s Day, which is celebrated Oct. 16. The phrase that irks them the most? “Think outside the box.” Twenty-five percent of U.S. employees can’t stand it when managers tell them to do this. Other annoying phrases cited were: “I don’t care how— just get it done” (24 percent). “I need you to be more proactive” (17 percent).“I’ll circle back with you” (17 percent). “I’d like to task you with this project” (11 percent). Indian employees get far more irritated by corporate jargon (95 percent) than do Australians (83 percent) and Americans (76 percent). Age, Geography MatterThe older the worker, the more he prefers honesty in a boss: U.S. employees 55 and older value this trait in a manager (90 percent) more than U.S. Millennials do (69 percent). And the younger workers are, the more they prefer a boss who’s “direct” and has a sense of humor: Among different age groups, “directness” is most important to Millennials (43 percent), as is “humor” (34 percent). All that talk about Southern hospitality and manners? Maybe it doesn’t translate to the workplace. A thoughtful boss was least important in the South (26 percent) and most important in the West (41 percent). As for those stereotypes about the laid-back West Coast? Maybe there’s something to them. A goal-oriented boss isn’t as important to those living in the West (26 percent) as it is to those in the Northeast (45 percent), Midwest (51 percent) and South (48 percent). What about that workplace buzzword “transparency”? It isn’t as important in the Midwest (17 percent) as it is in the South (31 percent). In a press release, Kronos highlighted these findings among U.S. workers: A large majority of employees (69 percent) say their managers set a good example, agreeing they are ethical, honest, collaborative, creative, empowering, innovative, dedicated and trustworthy. Given the choice between a manager who is a high achiever but demanding, or one who’s nice but ineffective, 75 percent chose the former. When respondents ranked the three most important attributes of a good manager, honesty was at the top (78 percent), followed by goal-oriented (44 percent) and compassionate (40 percent).Asked if they’d prefer a manager who invests in their professional development or one who invests in programs to make work more fun, 61 percent chose the former, while 39 percent chose the latter. Four out of 10 employees (43 percent) prefer direct individual praise from managers, 32 percent favor praise from their manager’s manager, and 25 percent prefer praise in front of peers. Indians are most likely (39 percent) to want recognition among peers. “One of the interesting aspects of this survey is that U.S. employees would choose a high-performing and demanding boss over a nice but ineffective one,” said Sharlyn Lauby, president of ITM Group Inc. “In the same vein, they’d prefer a manager who invests in their professional development over one who invests in making a fun working environment. Employees are saying they don’t need their boss to be their best friend; rather, it’s important to them that they are able to work effectively, be challenged and grow.” Dana Wilkie is an online editor/manager for SHRM.To read the original article on shrm.org, please click here.last_img read more

December 17

ECM: The Word is Out. Now What?

first_imgAIIM released at their annual tradeshow AIIM Boston this week the results of their “state of the ECM industry” survey.They’ve found that the gap is shrinking between small and large organizations in understanding of what ECM is and why it is important.ECM is on people’s radars, but showing them what they need to do to implement it is the next hurdle.John Mancini, president of AIIM, called this great news for the industry — people are aware of the benefits of ECM and are looking for guidance in how to proceed.The AIIM survey found that compliance and business continuity has emerged as the number one reason companies are investing in ECM systems.43 percent of those surveyed said that this was their most important driver to their interest in ECM, an increase of over 16 percent from 2006.Some of the other results of the AIIM report include:Many organizations are not ready for the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure adopted in December 2006. 32% think that it would take at least one month to find all of the relevant information regarding a customer.Many organizations don’t trust the integrity of their electronic information. 52% of users surveyed have no more that ‘slight’ confidence in their information.Microsoft SharePoint is quietly invading organizations. Already 33% of organizations are using Microsoft Sharepoint in some way.The problem is that ECM usage, even that of Sharepoint, remains ad hoc with no clear strategy. Only 15% of users have created a “formal plan or strategy in place describing where they will utilize the SharePoint investments and where they will utilize other ECM investments.”last_img read more