Bishnois protest against chinkara poaching in Rajasthan

first_imgAmid reports that the demand for meat has fuelled poaching of endangered chinkaras in the Bikaner and Shekhawati regions, a large number of wildlife lovers and members of the Bishnoi community staged a demonstration outside Aranya Bhavan, headquarters of the Forest Department, here on Wednesday.Endangered statusThe poaching has been going on despite the chinkara enjoying the status of an endangered animal with the highest protection under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. The Bishnoi sect, which protects animals and trees as part of its religious beliefs, zealously guards chinkaras in the Marwar region where it lives in majority.The protesters raised slogans and submitted a memorandum, addressed to Chief Wildlife Warden G.V. Reddy, asking why the Forest Department was silent on the hunting of gazelles, even though the poaching was being reported with regularity. The areas where Bishnois do not reside have witnessed a sharp increase in these instances.All India Bishnoi Mahasabha executive member Ram Niwas Bishnoi said seven chinkara carcasses were recovered recently in the Shekhawati region with the poachers revealing that they sell the gazelle meat for ₹150 per kg or ₹.2,000 for the complete animal body. “These claims should be verified through an impartial investigation and hunters arrested without delay,” he said.Representatives of the Tourism and Wildlife Society of India and Bishnoi Tiger Force, who also joined the demonstration, said they were baffled by the Rajasthan government’s silence when the endangered animals which gave a unique identity to the State were being hunted.Demand for meatThe chinkaras are being poached allegedly by the Bawaria community, a Scheduled Caste whose traditional occupation is hunting, at the behest of wealthy local people fond of meat. The instances of poaching go up during winters when there is an inflow of tourists in the desert State.“The hunters don’t dare to come to the areas near Jodhpur where there is a big population of Bishnois. They know we will catch them…They take advantage of lack of awareness among the people in other regions and neglect of the government authorities,” said Mr. Bishnoi.last_img read more

Announcing … The 2014 Dance Your Ph.D. Contest

first_imgThe dreaded question. “So, what’s your Ph.D. research about?” You take a deep breath and launch into the explanation. People’s eyes begin to glaze over …At times like these, don’t you wish you could just turn to the nearest computer and show people a video of your Ph.D. thesis interpreted in dance form?Now you can! And while you’re at it, you can win $1000 and a free trip to California, achieve immortal geek fame on the Internet, and be recognized by Science for your effort.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)This is the 7th year of the contest sponsored by AAAS and Science, which challenges you to explain your Ph.D. research without PowerPoint or jargon—in fact with no talking at all. It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting your Ph.D. or you completed it decades ago.It’s not as hard as it sounds. Take a look at the Ph.D. dance of Cedric Tan, who created a dance video based on his University of Oxford Ph.D. thesis about sperm competition:As in previous years, this is a dance-off between the major branches of science (very loosely defined): physics, chemistry, biology, and social sciences. The winner of each branch gets $500. If your Ph.D. is the best overall, you get an additional $500 and a free trip to Stanford University in spring 2015 (travel and hotel covered by HighWire Press) to screen your Ph.D. dance.The deadline for submission is 29 September 2014.To enter the contest, follow the instructions here.Good luck, scientists. We look forward to seeing you move!last_img read more

The Trouble With Meteors

first_imgThe economy is booming with GDP growth topping 8 percent. Its stock market recently scaled 11,000, galloping 17 percent so far this year, after gaining 42 percent last year. Bullish foreign investors poured $11 billion into Indian stock in 2005 and the country, which once ran a foreign exchange deficit, now boasts $144 billion in reserves. Things are looking so good that the government is proposing easing convertibility of the long-sheltered Indian rupee.India is being clubbed with China as the new emerging economy, which has not gone unnoticed in the land of the dragon. Last month almost 200 Chinese corporate executives, led by the Commerce Minister Bo Xilai, descended upon Mumbai to explore business opportunities in the country. “We believe the economic potential of India will continue to grow,” Xilai said. “That’s why Chinese businesses are paying attention.”India’s flourishing economy even lured domestically shell-shocked U.S. President George W Bush to travel to India in early March and the highly favorable nuclear agreement that India struck with the United States was made possible in no small part by the Bush administration’s eagerness to tap into the country’s robust economic growth.It’s truly astonishing how in less than one decade the image of India in the global psyche has transformed from a malignant nation of poverty and misery to an economic and high tech powerhouse. The economic boom, jumpstarted by the technology sector and to some degree by Indian technology workers in the United States, has cascaded far beyond that sector. A visit to the new India can be jolting to Indian immigrants who have not been home for a few years. The construction boom, the easy availability of the latest consumer gadgets, as well as the money to lap them up, is nothing short of extraordinary. We are even witnessing a reverse migration of many Indian immigrants and Western expatriates to India, all salivating over the prospects of business killings to be made in the country.India’s meteoric rise and the constant media drumbeat can be so tantalizing as to blind one to the precarious ground on which this success rests. The country’s infrastructure, even in the hot spots of Bangalore, Hyderabad and New Delhi is abysmal and groaning under the strain. Wired magazine noted recently, “Modern India is a morass of corruption and poverty — and awash in email and cell phones.” The country was ranked 92 with a score of 2.8 out of a possible 10 on Transparency International’s 2005 Corruption Perception Index. Fully a fifth of all Indians live in abject poverty without adequate access to food or shelter. That is an astonishing 200 million people. The country’s law enforcement and judicial system is notoriously corrupt and inefficient.Corporate India is also beginning to sound an alarm on the engine behind India’s spectacular rise — its hierarchical, rote-rewarding, innovation-repressing, risk-averse educational system that churns out hundreds of thousands of drones annually to service the call centers and back room operations of the thriving BPO (business process outsourcing) sector. At February’s annual convention of India’s software trade association, Nasscom, several business leaders, including Azim Premji, chairman of Wipro, bemoaned the singular lack of innovative spark in Indian professionals and the country’s educational system. “We are becoming a nation of aspiring programmers and sales people,” lamented Jerry Rao, CEO of MphasiS.Even as we celebrate India’s meteoric rise, we need also to begin tackling its fundamental problems of poverty, infrastructure development and educational reform if the country is to maintain its continuing edge in the decade ahead. Otherwise we may well learn an enduring cosmic lesson — the trouble with meteors is that they burn out fast. Related Itemslast_img read more


first_imgOn CPI(M)s allegation that there was BJP-CongressOn CPI(M)s allegation that there was BJP-Congress understanding in some constituencies, Shah said there was no such nexus.”But between Communists and Congress there was a tie up in the whole of West Bengal,” he said.Shah also wanted to know if the CPI(M) will anoint 93-year-old V S Achutanandan as the Chief Minister instead of Pinarayi Vijayan if the LDF was voted to power in the May 16 polls. He asked if the two Fronts fail to get absolute majority, who will they support?The Congress and Communists should make it clear if they will support each other in the event of both the Fronts not getting majority, he said.”We will not support Congress or Communists in the event of a hung assembly. We are fighting to give a good government”, he added. PTI UD LGK RC RCJlast_img read more

Madrid head to Moscow with fewer stars and bigger plans for future

first_imgMadrid, Oct 1 (AFP) Luka Modric returns to the Luzhniki Stadium on Tuesday, the scene of Croatia’s World Cup final defeat to France, not only as FIFA’s best men’s player but the star of Real Madrid too.For the first time in his six seasons at Madrid, Modric will line up for a Champions League tie without Cristiano Ronaldo, who was sold, or Gareth Bale, who is injured.There will be no Kaka, Angel di Maria or James Rodriguez either, all of whom Modric has rubbed shoulders with. At 33, he has outlasted them all.Together, that quintet cost Madrid almost 400 million euros (USD 464 million), and each considerably more than Modric, whose fee of around 30 million pounds in 2012 would not even have got Richarlison out of Watford last summer.But in this current squad, Modric stands out. In part, because of his brilliance, which has never been in doubt, but also because of Real Madrid too. The Galacticos are, just about, all gone.Bale is the last, and he would have been playing against CSKA Moscow, had it not been for a thigh injury picked up on Saturday.After him, Madrid’s most expensive starters are likely to be Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos — both, like Modric, signed for around 30 million euros.Meanwhile, elsewhere in Europe, Barcelona will be fielding Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele against Tottenham. Manchester United will have Paul Pogba, and Paris Saint-Germain Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. All of them surpassed the 100-million euro mark.Since being wooed by James’ sumptuous volley at the Maracana in the 2014 World Cup, Madrid have changed their approach.advertisementAs the remnants of the old mode depart — Ronaldo is gone, James unlikely to return — the new, younger and cheaper, batch have risen to the surface.”Madrid is strengthening its search for young players that will become the next great players of the sport,” president Florentino Perez said in July.Alvaro Odriozola, the 22-year-old right back, could make his Champions League debut on Tuesday in the absence of Marcelo and Sergio Ramos. He was signed from Real Sociedad for 35 million euros in the summer.Dani Ceballos, bought as a 20-year-old for 17 million euros from Real Betis, came on for Bale against Atletico Madrid last weekend.And Marco Asensio, perhaps the policy’s poster boy, was brought in for a just under four million euros as an 18-year-old from Real Mallorca.All three of them Spanish, not signed for the present, but the future.The list of those nurtured in the Real Madrid youth teams is longer. On the plane to Moscow on Sunday was Dani Carvajal, Nacho, Lucas Vazquez, Mariano Diaz, Marcos Llorente, Kiko Casilla and Sergio Reguilon, all academy graduates.World Cup winner Raphael Varane came from Lens for 10 million euros as a teenager and it is believed Vinicius, signed for 40 million euros from Flamengo in July, can be the next big talent from Brazil.There is a temptation to recall the days of Zinedine Zidane, Figo, David Beckham, Brazil’s Ronaldo and Kaka, and feel underwhelmed.Madrid have become synonymous with superstar names and this was a World Cup year too.But the shift has been deliberate. The swelling market has played a part, with the club no longer the dominant power-player among Europe’s elite, as have plans to upgrade the Santiago Bernabeu, for which a loan of 575 million euros will be taken out.”The only way to remain independent is to be financially healthy,” Perez said at the club’s annual general meeting earlier this month.”That is the base of our sporting success.” Zidane was an advocate too.His method centred on improving those players he had by blocking out the noise from outside. That translated into faith in humility and hard work, not more big-money signings.”There is often talk of transfers, but I am not that type of coach,” he said in January.Modric, Ramos, Benzema and Bale — all approaching or past 30 — will soon need replacing and few would bet against Perez joining the chase when Mbappe, Neymar or Pogba become available.But for now, this is a different Real Madrid. Modric can enjoy the limelight. (AFP) APAAPAlast_img read more

India squad for World Cup will depend on England weather, Virat Kohli opinion: Rohit Sharma

first_imgThe Indian selectors, who are days away from announcing the squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, are closely monitoring the Indian Premier League. A couple of spots are still undecided and some sterling performances in the IPL could decide which two players are included in the final list of 15.Several factors will determine what kind of squad the selectors pick. Rohit Sharma, star India opener, said the side looked pretty settled but reckoned the final decision would be based on weather conditions in England for the World Cup.”I think we are pretty much settled. There are a few spots (undecided) which everyone knows about but again that depends on what the captain and the coach and the selectors think whether they want to go for the extra seamer or the extra spinner or extra middle order player or a reserve opener.”It also depends upon the conditions. The last time we were in England, the conditions were quite dry. I don’t know how things will be. So if it is like that than you take an extra spinner, as simple as that. If it’s not then probably take the extra seamer,” he said in Mumbai.With Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuveneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya in the seam seam department and Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal certain to start as spin twins, it’s for the selectors to decide if they need a spin or seam backup in the England bound squad.Rohit Sharma said the Indian bench strength would largely depend on the captain’s opinion. “I captain my franchise so I know why the captain’s opinion matters in the extra player you want to pick. So I think Virat and Ravi Shastri have to decide the combination and where do they want that extra cushion. So their inputs (will matter) along with the selectors who will be keeping an eye on how those players are doing,” he said.advertisementBut if Rohit had his way, he would not want IPL performances to influence World Cup selection. “I personally think IPL should not be criteria for selection. You can’t select a 50 overs team based on a 20 overs franchise competition. Yes form matters. But we have played enough ODI cricket over the last year to know who stands where,” he added.Like Rohit Sharma, former England cricketer believes the weather in England will be a critical factor. Whether the weather is dry or overcast may decide who starts favourites thinks Pietersen. “It is going to be weather dependent. The last year was one of the most beautiful English summers since 1976. It was the hottest summer recorded in UK with hardly any rain with the conditions extremely dry.”If the conditions are like they were last year, then I think the subcontinent teams are going to have a massive role to play in the World Cup. If they are not then it’s going to be horrible and green and seaming. Then it’s going to play in England’s favour and the team that copes best in those circumstances,” he said.”The one down side for England though is that while they have the license to go out for a six from ball one, in those kinds of conditions where it’s seaming and swinging, it’s actually quite difficult to go out and hit.”As we saw in the West Indies on a wicket that did a bit, England though they had a formidable approach to the way they go with the license to go out and slog, they can get undone,” Pietersen said.Also Read | Batting slots should be decided according to match situation: Kapil DevAlso Watch | Flexibility and options crucial for India at 2019 World Cup: Sunil Gavaskarlast_img read more

Maryland 4-Star Sophomore Football Player Has Died

first_imgA general view of Maryland's football stadium.COLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 03: A general view of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Maryland Terrapins game at Byrd Stadium on November 3, 2012 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Tragedy has struck the Maryland football program. Offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who was hospitalized following a recent team workout, has passed away.McNair was listed as being in “critical but stable” condition after being hospitalized.  According to a GoFundMe page established by his family, McNair was airlifted to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland.He underwent a liver transplant and was “fighting for his life.” Specific details regarding what medical event McNair suffered have been scarce.Maryland has yet to release a statement, but McNair’s high school football coach confirmed his passing on Twitter.The world lost a great person today. We will never forget the impact that @TheRealJMcNair had in our lives. RIP Jordan ?. Please keep the Wilson/McNair family in your hearts ♥️ tonight.— Hakeem Sule (@McDCoachSule) June 13, 2018As news of McNair’s death circulated on social media, friends and teammates paid their respects.Rest In Peace Jordan McNair ??? Gone To Soon— DJ Moore? (@idjmoore) June 13, 2018Rest easy big fella. You’re in a better place now may you watch over me and protect me I love you brother❤️— Pj Mustipher (@KingPJ55) June 13, 2018Man I’m speechless! I’m broken into pieces! Never thought this day will happen. You will continue to be with me at all time, I love you forever?!!!. I will continue to talk to you everyday I can see it too!. Fly high and GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU??— Eric Burrell (@EricBurrell_) June 13, 2018Lost for words and heartbroken, didn’t see this coming…I lost a teammate today and all I can do is pray and continue to talk to you everyday ????this only gonna make us stronger and another reason to go even harder for you bro..RIP to my guy Jordan ?— JLeake (@ny_king20) June 13, 2018This one hurt…. RIP big Jordan ??— Stanley Hubbard III (@__stvnchizze__) June 13, 2018Lord, words cannot explain anything right now. Thank you for allowing me to know a great friend, teammate and a man who was truly a brother. Watch over us all Jordan and rest in peace, Love you forever. ?❤️— Kasim Hill (@Khillqb11) June 13, 2018Rest In Peace Jordan! ??❤️✊?— Boy Dawg (@bigeazy95) June 13, 2018McNair was a four-star recruit in the class of 2017 out of Owings Mills (Md.) McDonogh School. He chose the Terrapins over Alabama, Auburn, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and others.Our thoughts and prayers are with McNair’s family and friends, and the entire Maryland football team.Rest in peace, Jordan.last_img read more

New Injury Update For Michigan State RB LJ Scott

first_imgA closeup of a Michigan State football helmet.EAST LANSING, MI – SEPTEMBER 29: A Michigan State helmet sits on the sideline during a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Spartan Stadium on September 29, 2012 in East Lansing, Michigan. Ohio State won the game 17-16. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)The landscape of the Big Ten will gain clarity this afternoon, when the Ohio State Buckeyes face the Michigan State Spartans. Considering that weather conditions could favor the team that has more success on the ground, the status of LJ Scott is crucial for Mark Dantonio’s squad.Last weekend, the senior tailback was out of action against Maryland. Although the Spartans were still victorious, defeating the Buckeyes is easily the tougher task.Injuries have hurt Scott’s season, causing him to miss five games. During his time in the field, the versatile running back has 180 rushing yards and 95 receiving yards.While Connor Heyward and La’Darius Jefferson are serviceable options, it appears Scott is trending toward playing today. Spartans reporter Chris Solari tweeted out that Michigan State’s running back was dressed, which bodes well for his chances of being active.LJ Scott is dressed for MSU.— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) November 10, 2018In 2017, the Spartans lost by 45 points on the road to the Buckeyes. With Scott likely in the lineup for this showdown, Michigan State will be ready for revenge.Ohio State and Michigan State will kick off at Noon ET.The game will be on FOX.last_img read more

Pack the Perfect Holiday Dopp Kit

first_imgThe holidays are notoriously stressful. All that quality family time, inevitable last minute gift buying, being in the airport or on the road for the busiest travel days…packing for winter break shouldn’t be on your list of concerns. We’re helping ease that a tiny bit by putting together the ideal grooming essentials whether you’re jetting off to the mountains, beach or city for the most wonderful time of the year so there’s one less thing to worry about.Hitting the SlopesPlanning on heading for the hills this season? Your list includes healing salve, sore muscle relief, and woodsy solid fragrance.Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25$7.50, getjackblack.comYour lips can bear the brunt of your lightening fast (though in control) trip down the mountain. The matte formula contains shea butter and avocado oils to keep chapping at bay and SPF to shield lips from UV rays.Air Repair Rescue Balm All-Purpose Skin Salve & Lip Balm$12, birchbox.comWindburn is a bitch. This all-purpose healing salve soothes scorched skin and also does its thing on chapped hands, elbows, and feet.Lucky Tiger Head to Tail Muscle Rub$12, birchbox.comChances are you’re whole body will hurt after a few days of shredding or shushing. This salve can help relieve your pain and the minty scent is like a cool punch to the nose.Juniper Ridge Sierra Granite Trail Resin Cologne$35, juniperridge.comAh…that refreshing smell of the cool forest. It’s one of the best parts about escaping to the mountains. That’s basically what’s packed in this tiny solid cologne.Lab Series Multi-Action Face Wash$21, Wash your hard day away with this cleanser that doubles as a scrub and pre-shave treatment.Wooster Dopp Kit$50, Stash your wintery goods in this woolly pouch designed by sartorial genius Nick Wooster.Urban PlanningGoing to the big city this season requires a little more upkeep. Look presentable when you pound the pavement with mattifying lotion, hair product, and more.Every Man Jack Face Lotion SPF 15$2, everymanjack.comChances are you’ll be spending a lot of time on foot, exposed to the elements. Protect your face with this non-greasy lotion.Jack Black All-Over Wash for Face, Hair and Body$9.50 for 3 fl. oz., getjackblack.comWash the day away with this mild cleanser that can be used head-to-toe.Ernest Supplies Protective Matte Moisturizer$25, birchbox.comThe city lights shine bright, your face should not. So use this mattifying formula. Packed with antioxidants, it also helps fend off all the nasties the city throws at you.Malin & Goetz Sage Styling Cream$8 for 1 oz., malinandgoetz.comNo matter what your hair type, this lightweight styling cream will keep it in check.Le Labo Solid Perfume$85, lelabofragrances.comThis cool cylinder opens to reveal cult fave Le Labo’s scents encased in a solid wax. We suggest going with Santal 33, a smoky, woodsy, leathery marvel.Want Les Essentials de la Vie Kenyatta Organic Cotton Canvas Wash Bag$195, mrporter.comPack your goods in this sturdy canvas dopp kit. And this deceivingly compact bag expands so you can fit any new grooming acquisitions.Surf’s UpIf you’re planning on a holiday by the sea, keep plenty of sunscreen on hand, along with a couple of items that will help you go directly from the beach to the bar.Kiehl’s Facial Fuel No Shine Hydrator$21, kiehls.comChances are you’ll be sweating your ass off. But you won’t look like it with this sweat-absorbing skin essentialSupergoop Everyday Sunscreen SPF 30$19 for 2.4 fl. oz., birchbox.comUse protection, like this lightweight lotion that not only blocks damaging UV rays, but also harnesses the power of antioxdiants to repair the damage that’s already done.Niche for Men Deodorizing Wipes$15, birchbox.comIf you plan on going directly to après-beach, a quick once-over with these deodorizing wipes will help you smell freshly showered. Though we do recommend eventually bathing.Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes$20, ursamajorvt.comAs above, you might want to give your face a brief rubdown with these cleansing cloths to remove any residual sand and salt before heading out.Topo Designs Dopp Kit$25, birchbox.comJam your beach basics into this no-nonsense kit. Go for a bright color for a tropical vibe. WhistlePig Teams Up With Four Chefs on a New Whiskey The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 What is Bourbon? A Brief History of America’s Whiskey Highland Park Releases 2 New Limited-Release Bottles The Best American Liqueur Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

The UDC Pays Tribute to the Most Hon. Edward Seaga

first_imgIt is with a deep sense of grief and profound sadness that we recognise the passing of the Most Hon. Edward Phillip George Seaga, ON, P.C., LL.D., Jamaica’s fifth Prime Minister and founder of the Urban Development Corporation.It was during his initial tenure as Minister of Finance and Planning that Mr. Seaga, in 1968, established the Urban Development Corporation (UDC). Through the UDC, the waterfronts of Kingston, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios were developed into business, residential, port and resort complexes. This led to the subsidiary, St. Ann Development Company (SADCO) which manages the assets of the UDC which include, Dunn’s River Falls and Park, the Green Grotto Caves and Attractions, Ocho Rios Bay Beach and Turtle River Park.Under his guidance, the UDC spearheaded the development of Negril as a resort area. Notably, two-thirds of the choice real estate for development was acquired by the UDC at Mr. Seaga’s initiative to establish a land bank. This included Orange Bay which was declared the site for an innovative pilot shelter project developed and unveiled in 1983. Similar planned developments with major infrastructural work was undertaken, to include 26 miles of roadway and water mains to open up the Hellshire Hills area of St Catherine, Bloody Bay, and Ackendown (Westmoreland). Mr. Seaga’s insights also included the 12,316 acres Caymanas Estate, which was acquired in 1983 for future development.In 1985, Mr. Seaga established the Metropolitan Parks and Markets (MPM) as a subsidiary of the UDC to be responsible for public cleansing, beautification and the maintenance of the parks and markets in the city of Kingston and other specified urban areas. This includes the formation of the 94 acre West Kingston Market area (five major wholesale and retail markets) which became a major development focus for the UDC between 1980 and 1981.In addition to the UDC, Mr Seaga established, encouraged, promoted or introduced several institutions which are integral to the Jamaican development landscape. These include, the Jamaica Stock Exchange (1969), Jamaica Unit Trust (1970), Jamaica Mortgage Bank (1973), National Development Bank (1981), the Agricultural Credit Bank (1981), the Ex-Im Bank (1986) and the Students’ Loan Bureau. The highly successful Jamaica National Investment Promotion Ltd. (now JAMPRO), was created by him in 1981 as a one-stop investment organization to promote local and overseas investment in Jamaica.His impact and legacy will live on well beyond just these areas, expanding into agriculture, sports and the arts. The Chairman, Board and staff of the UDC are inspired by the legacy of such a leader who trusted the UDC with one of the most important tasks of his political career, the rebuilding of the Kingston Waterfront and developing Ocho Rios’ potential for its waterfront. This project also led to the modernization of Kingston Harbour which brought Jamaica to the forefront of Regional and International trade. In his own words, Mr Seaga stated….“Rebuilding the Kingston Waterfront and developing the Ocho Rios’ potential for its waterfront, were two of the biggest investments ever undertaken by the Government of Jamaica. They were so large, that no private business entity would have undertaken them…. The Kingston Waterfront and Ocho Rios development projects, were carried out by the newly formed Urban Development Corporation (UDC), which was equipped and staffed, to make these massive projects possible.”The nation is poorer for his passing, but infinitely made richer by his commitment to development, modernization and economic transformation of Jamaica.We extend our deepest condolences to family, colleagues and friends.last_img read more

Foster Family Appreciation Week Oct 1521

first_imgExpressing thanks to foster families is easy for two 10-year-old girls whose art and poetry will be highlighted in thank you ads in recognition of Foster Family Appreciation Week, Oct. 15-21. As part of the annual celebration, the Foster Care program hosts an art and poetry contest for children and youth in foster care. This year’s theme is Foster Families Change Lives. The selected art contest entry was created by Jessica and the author of the selected poetry submission was Searra. Their entries can be viewed on the Department of Community Services website at “Caring for a child who needs a home and a family is one of the most selfless acts someone can perform,” said Judy Streatch, Minister of Community Services. “Foster families bring children and youth in need into their home and provide more than food and shelter – they provide love and attention and become positive role models. They deserve our thanks” Foster Family Appreciation Week will be launched on Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Universite Sainte-Anne, Church Point, Digby Co. A family fun day will be held to celebrate the accomplishments of more than 700 foster families across the province. Certificates of recognition will be awarded to foster families for every five years that they have cared for young people. “We can all be proud of the dedication and support foster families provide to children and youth in their care,” said Jill Wilson Kingston, provincial foster care services co-ordinator. “Young people in foster care have diverse and sometimes challenging needs. Our foster parents are well-prepared and equipped with training, a team-based approach, and equally as important, caring and compassionate hearts.” All foster parents attend comprehensive training programs. Training issues cover topics like sensitivity, the developmental needs of children and non-violent crisis intervention. Experienced foster parent trainers share their knowledge and help deliver the Parent Resource: Information, Development and Education training with Community Services and the Federation of Foster Families of Nova Scotia. Foster parents also receive support to assist with the costs associated with helping the children or youth in their care. More information about foster care, including how families can take the first steps toward becoming involved, is available by calling the 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-800-565-1884.last_img read more

Giving Back Fund To Host Annual Philanthropy Summit

first_imgThe Giving Back Fund, a national nonprofit organization that provides philanthropic consulting and management to professional athletes, entertainers, other high-profile individuals, and corporations, will hold their fifth annual Sports and Entertainment Philanthropy Summit in New York on May 6 and May 7.The Summit will focus exclusively on sports and entertainment philanthropy, providing practical advice and expertise targeted to Executive Directors, Development Directors, pro teams’ Community Relations personnel, celebrities’ families and friends, and others who are currently advising celebrity-associated charities.Speakers include: Todd Jacobson, Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility at the National Basketball Association (NBA); Lois Backon, Executive Director of Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase; Robin Bronk, CEO at the Creative Coalition; Sheila Kelly, Vice President of Development at the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and Peter Wilderotter, President and Chief Executive Officer at the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.The Summit will present world-renowned experts in the areas of cause-marketing and sponsorship success, board development and governance, fundraising, public relations, and legal issues, with a special emphasis on the unique challenges and opportunities associated with celebrity charities. The Summit is also an excellent opportunity to network with decision makers for athlete and celebrity associated charities.Stephanie Sandler, Senior Vice President of The Giving Back Fund said, ” Those of us who are working in the field of sports and entertainment philanthropy rarely have the opportunity to spend any concentrated time with our colleagues. So much can be learned from each others’ successes and challenges, some of which are very unique to celebrity philanthropy.”Sponsors for the Summit include Annual Registration Management, Britton Gallagher, Witt/Kieffer, JP Morgan, and UPrinting.comFor more information on the Summit or to register, please visit read more

Ford issues recalls for big vans and F150 trucks van wiring issue

first_imgDETROIT – Ford has recalled more than 100,000 full-sized vans and F-150 trucks in North America, including 8,365 vans in Canada to fix a wiring problem that was potentially related to two fires.The company said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.The recall announced Wednesday covers 73,443 Ford Transit vans from 2015 through 2017 that have a trailer tow computer module.Here’s what you need to know about the recall:— Ford says water can enter the module and cause corrosion. That could cause an electrical short and an increased fire risk.— Corrosion also can cause unexpected seat belt pretensioner activation, rapid flashing of turn signals, loss of heating and air conditioning controls and other problems.— Fires could happen when the ignition is off so Ford is recommending they be parked outdoors until repairs are made.— Owners can have dealers disable the module as a temporary fix. Dealers will add a drain hole to the driver’s door step well and install a fuse in a wiring harness when parts become available at an unspecified later date.The U.S.-based carmaker also issued three other safety recalls involving F-150 vehicles.One involves about 15,000 trucks, including 2,203 in Canada with 3.3-litre engines, six-speed transmissions and column-mounted shift levers. Inaccurate gear selection could result in unintended vehicle movement.Rapid shifts from park to drive may cause a loss of the gear indication in the instrument panel and result in a momentary engagement of reverse or neutral operation before the vehicle achieves forward drive function. There are no reported accidents or injuries associated with this issues.The affected vehicles were built between Jan. 12 and Oct. 9 at the Dearborn and Kansas City assembly plants.A third recall involves 15,000 2017 Ford F-150 vehicles with 10-speed automatic transmission. The affected vehicles are unable to shift the transmission using the shift lever.The pin attaching the transmission shift linkage to the transmission may come out, leaving the transmission stuck in that gear. The key could be removed even if the vehicle is not in park, making it impossible to restart the vehicle and increasing the risk of accident or injury.The affected vehicles include 3,160 vehicles sold in Canada that were built between August 2016 and August 2017.The fourth recall involves nearly 30 2018 Ford F-150 vehicles with 3.5-litre engines for possible loss of motive power and engine failure.In affected vehicles, certain cylinder heads are missing machined holes intended to supply lubrication to the camshaft-bearing journals. The lack of proper lubrication increases the risk of a crash, although there are no reported accidents or injuries.The vehicles, including seven sold in Canada, were built Sept. 3-17.— With files from The Canadian Press.last_img read more

Equifax calls executive stock sales days after breach legal

first_imgATLANTA – Equifax, the credit report company hacked over the summer exposing the personal information of 145 million Americans, said a special committee has determined that none of the four executives who sold shares at the time did anything wrong.The high-level executives sold shares worth a combined $1.8 million in the days immediately after the company discovered the breach.When Equifax went public with the breach in early September, company shares cratered, erasing about $2.35 billion of its market value.The company revealed that an ongoing cyberattack lasted from mid-May to July. Equifax Inc. said it detected the hack on July 29.On Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, Equifax Chief Financial Officer John Gamble and three other executives sold a combined $1.8 million in stock.The company said Friday that a special committee comprised of independent directors, and advised by an independent counsel, found that none of the executives had knowledge of the breach when their trades were made.The committee’s review included dozens of interviews and the scouring of more than 55,000 documents including emails, text messages, phone logs and other records.The report Friday is unlikely to relieve pressure on the beleaguered company, which badly bungled the response to the hack.Investigators will want to know how a breach of this size and scope could have occurred, without the knowledge of some of the company’s highest executives.Faith in the leadership and the security of private information eroded in the weeks after the attack.Anxious consumers experienced jammed phone lines and clueless company representatives. An Equifax website set up to help people determine their exposure was described as sketchy by security experts. The site provided inconsistent and unhelpful information to many. The company blamed the problems of an online customer help page on a vendor’s software code after it appeared that it had been hacked as well.High-level executives, including CEO Richard Smith, have already stepped down.The internal report did not appear to ease the apprehension of those who hold company stock. Shares were essentially flat on Friday.That’s because it is the Securities and Exchange Commission, the federal agency that enforces securities laws, which will have the final say.SEC Chairman Jay Clayton has refused to comment when asked by lawmakers if executives at Equifax engaged in insider trading when they sold their shares. He has not confirmed or denied that the SEC is investigating.Smith, the former Equifax CEO, appeared before Congress to answer questions from lawmakers, but they were far from satisfied with the answers they received.The Atlanta company is under multiple state and federal investigations and has been sued by numerous customers in litigation likely to evolve into class-action lawsuits.What makes the data breach so dangerous is the information that Equifax holds. Social security numbers, identification, addresses and personal information held by Equifax and the two other, major credit agencies is used to determine a person’s creditworthiness.last_img read more

Global economy to lose billions without action to stop ocean acidification UN

This figure reflects the economic loss for industries linked to coral reefs alone, which are some of the most vulnerable species to this phenomenon. The overall financial and environmental costs are still uncertain, states the report, An Updated Synthesis of the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine Biodiversity, issued in Pyeongchang by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD (COP-12).“When ecosystems stop delivering the way they should, they essentially deliver less services and less benefits. In the case of coral reefs, those systems are essential for people’s livelihoods in many regions of the world and they will be significantly affected,” said Salvatore Arico, who acts as the principal focal point on biodiversity and policy at the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).Ocean acidification is the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth’s oceans, caused by a drastic increase in carbon dioxide emissions due to human activity. The report stresses that this phenomenon is occurring at unprecedented levels, threatening marine biodiversity and ultimately human society.Higher acidity makes it harder for marine organisms like corals to calcify their shells and skeletons, which disturbs the balance of the entire ecosystem. For example, pteropods, which act as the “potato chips of the sea” because lots of organisms feed on them, are important in lots of food webs, but are severely threatened by ocean acidification. The report, which was put together by a team of 30 international experts led by UK scientists, finds that ocean acidification has increased by around 26 per cent since pre-industrial times, and will continue to increase in the next 50 to 100 years, drastically affecting marine organisms and ecosystems as well as the goods and services they provide.“While $1 trillion may sound like a huge figure, but we need to consider the benefits derived from marine biodiversity to many major industries,” Mr. Arico said in an interview. “Ocean acidification will greatly affect food security in the coming years, as well as tourism and other industries such as the pharmaceutical industry which relies on many marine organisms.” While reversing ocean acidification is impossible at this stage, it is still possible to reduce the rate of CO2 emissions and eventually halt them.“The main challenge is to link the current knowledge on ocean acidification with the post-Kyoto negotiations on climate change,” Mr. Arico said, referring to the negotiations to be held by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Lima, Peru later this year, and in Paris, France, in 2015. “It would be really very useful if ocean acidification be taken into account in the context of these negotiations because it would inform the ultimate decisions by governments.” read more

Drake women upset No 13 S Carolina in Vancouver Showcase

VANCOUVER — Sara Rhine scored 25 points and Drake overcame a slow start in overtime to beat No. 13 South Carolina 90-85 in the third-place game of the Vancouver Showcase on Saturday night.Rhine had 13 points in the fourth quarter and overtime when the Bulldogs (6-1) needed to hold on after taking their largest lead at 46-36 early in the third quarter.The Gamecocks (3-3) rallied to force overtime and scored the first four points of the extra period, but Rhine answered with a layup, Becca Hittner hit a 3-pointer to give Drake the lead for good and Becca Jonas scored on a fast break to cap a 7-0 run. South Carolina missed its final five shots from the field and Drake made all four free throws in the final 1:16.Hittner finished with 19 points and Brenni Rose scored 17 for the Bulldogs.Te’a Cooper scored 31 and Tyasha Harris added 18 for the Gamecocks.The Associated Press read more

Surrogacy reform could remove automatic rights from birth parents

Surrogacy laws could be reformed to remove automatic rights from birth parents, under plans being examined by the Government. Law Commission recommendations to reform surrogacy law have received Government backing and will be developed to make the rules “fit for the modern world”. A three-year project will examine the current rules which give a woman and her husband automatic parentage over any child she gives birth to, even if the child is not biologically theirs. It will “consider the legal parentage of children born via surrogacy, and the regulation of surrogacy more widely,” the Law Commission said. Surrogacy arrangements have risen sharply in popularity in recent years as more same-sex couples and single parents seek to have children this way and it is thought that the number of babies born could have risen tenfold in a decade. The current law means intended parents must apply for a court order to gain legal rights over the child, which can cause problems around issues such as medical treatment and immunisations in early life. It also means parents face a protracted legal battle if a surrogate mother changes her mind about giving up the child after birth. Earlier this year Olympic diver Tom Daley and husband Dustin Lance Black, an Oscar-winning director and screenwriter, spoke of their shock at UK surrogacy laws, which don’t allow commercial arrangements and restrict couples from advertising for a surrogate.  “For many, having a child is the best day of their lives and surrogacy can be the only option for some who want a genetic link to the baby. But the issues are difficult and there is no quick fix.“Now we want all those with an interest to get involved and help us make the law fit for the modern world.”A Department of Health and Social Care spokeswoman said:  “We recognise surrogacy law is dated and want to make sure it is fit for purpose – which is why we are pleased to be supporting this review by the Law Commission.”Surrogacy plays an invaluable role in helping start new families, but it can be a complex journey – and we are committed to making sure there is real clarity and support for anyone considering it.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The couple announced in February that they were expecting a child by a surrogate mother, having married in May last year.Speaking to Attitude magazine, Mr Black said the UK was “so far ahead still to the United States on things like employment, housing, security and marriage.”But on surrogacy, it’s not available in the same way.”Surrogacy agreements are unenforceable in UK courts so there is no way to make a legally-binding arrangement. In another case heard in the Court of Appeal last year, a surrogate mother who had made an arrangement with a gay couple was told to hand over the child even though she had changed her mind about the agreement. The judge in that case, Lord Justice McFarlane, said it “demonstrates the risks involved when parties reach agreement to conceive a child which, if it goes wrong, can cause huge distress to all concerned”.The project will also examine the use of international surrogates, as there are concerns that the current situation is encouraging parents to go abroad to set up arrangements, which could lead to exploitation of the women involved. It will cover both English and Welsh and Scottish law. Professor Nick Hopkins, Law Commissioner for England and Wales, said: “Our society has moved on from when surrogacy laws were first introduced 30 years ago and, now, they are not fit for purpose. read more

New fatherhood and greater diversity How Irish families have changed in 100

first_img Friday 9 Dec 2016, 6:10 AM ‘New’ fatherhood and greater diversity: How Irish families have changed in 100 years The Maynooth University research-based book Family Rhythms compared families now to other generations – and where the trend is headed. By Gráinne Ní Aodha Family Rhythms is careful to avoid this focus on just one generation, and expands to take in both younger and older generations, namely children and grandparents.What this intergenerational lens allows for is a wide-ranging survey of the Irish family – how it has changed, how it has remained the same – over the sweep of the last century.”Here are some of the study’s key findings.Nuclear families Source: Shutterstock/mavoOlder stereotypes of large Irish households dominated by authoritarian patriarchs or of ageing bachelor brothers living together in rural isolation no longer hold when it comes to families in Ireland today.Rather, diversity is the new norm, with a range of family types making up the familial landscape of contemporary Irish society.The traditional nuclear family continues to be prevalent. Yet alongside it are sizable numbers of single-parent families, migrant families, mixed-nationality families, gay and lesbian families, married couples as well as those cohabiting, living-apart-together couples, and families split across countries by emigration.In all these instances, each displays a remarkable resilience in times of crisis, coming together in new and often surprising ways to ensure the continuity of family life throughout turbulent periods.2.4 children Share Tweet Email Dec 9th 2016, 6:10 AM Image: Shutterstock/Dubova Source: Shutterstock/Brian A JacksonAs Irish demographic patterns have converged with those of our European counterparts – namely, falling fertility rates to an average of just under two children per woman in 2016 – the lives of children have altered considerably.Fewer siblings means children nowadays search upwards for family bonds, oftentimes developing significant connections with grandparents. This is a major change in the nature of Irish childhood over recent decades.Fatherhood Source: Shutterstock/Dina UretskiAnother sea-change has been witnessed in gender ideologies around what constitutes ‘good’ fatherhood in recent decades.Today’s fathers, especially, are much more involved in their children’s upbringing when contrasted with fathers from earlier generations.At the same time, like their forebears, today’s fathers express remorse over their absences from the home, as they continue to work considerably longer hours than mothers.Of all family types, single parent female-headed households remain at the greatest risk of poverty.Grandparents’ strength Source: Shutterstock/Dobo KristianGrandparents’ contribution to the provisioning of support to families – financial and care-giving – has been consistently underestimated in previous academic and policy reports.Without these grandparental supports, young families would struggle to ever secure a toehold on the property ladder, while childcare costs would become prohibitively expensive for many.This vital role played by grandparents, however, is generally stronger on the maternal than the paternal side.A European modelIrish families are now broadly similar to European patterns – nuclear in form, small in size, often dual-income. This is a major change from only a few decades ago, where Irish demography was somewhat of an exception – often multigenerational in form, large in size, supported financially by a single male breadwinner. Source: Shutterstock/Monkey Business ImagesRather than looking at ‘the family’ as an institution, the authors follow new sociological approaches that consider families as complex configurations of practices between different actors. They analyse a wide range of acts, both symbolic and mundane, that people engage in on a daily basis to make family life happen.In doing so, the research also considers all members of families – from parents, to children, to grandparents, to those beyond immediate kin like cousins, uncles, aunts, neighbours, and friends. It also situates Irish families within a broader European and international context.The research also provides summaries of previous landmark research on the Irish family. It considers a number of contemporary studies examining the impact of both boom and bust on present-day Irish families, as well as looks to more classic, almost forgotten studies of the Irish family during the early decades of the 20th century.Throughout, the authors of Family Rhythms discuss policy implications for families based on the latest insights from the sociological literature.Read: Life expectancy drops in the US for the first time in decadesRead: ‘He couldn’t stay in school because of the pain’: Fighting for children’s arthritis services 10 Comments 10,563 Views center_img LOOKING AT THE evolution of the Irish family shows just how much society and values have changed in Ireland – and how much they’ve stayed the same.Academics from Maynooth University and Trinity College Dublin have painted an intriguing picture of how Irish families have evolved over the past 100 years – adapting to economic as well as social upheavals since the state’s foundation.In interviews with 240 Irish people, the new book ‘Family Rhythms’ compiles all the findings and paints an incredibly detailed picture of today’s Irish family.By contrasting families past and present, the authors demonstrate how families have become smaller, more diverse, with more involved fathers and with a greater reliance on grandparent support.One of the biggest findings was how the role of the father has changed to become more integrated in family life, and the underestimation of the role grandparents play in raising children. Great picture of Inishmaan, The Aran Islands in 1971 (by Winfield Parks, National Geographic)— Irish Archaeology (@irarchaeology) December 7, 2016 Source: Irish Archaeology/Twitter David Ralph, a co-author of the book and assistant professor of sociology at Trinity College Dublin, said:“Most books on the family, implicitly or not, focus on people in their ‘middle years’ – people who are at the stage of family formation, where they find a partner, then decide to have children or not. Image: Shutterstock/Dubova Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Osorio hurt by Mexicos shock 30 defeat

first_imgMexico boss Juan Carlos Osorio admitted that he is feeling “hurt” over the way his side performed in their 3-0 defeat to Sweden on Wednesday – despite progressing to the knockout stagesFollowing a dream start to their World Cup campaign that saw them defeat defending champions Germany and South Korea in brilliant fashion, El Tri came back down to earth on Wednesday with Sweden giving them a 3-0 thrashing and snatching the top spot in Group F.Mexico had an underwhelming display at the Central Stadium and were punished on the counter-attack and through a penalty by Sweden with goals from Ludwig Augustinsson and captain Andreas Granqvist, before an own goal from defender Edson Álvarez sealed a shock defeat.While they still made the round of 16 with a tie against Brazil, Osorio was nevertheless frustrated with how his side performed.Quiz: How much do you know about Hirving Lozano? Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 6, 2019 Time for you to tell us everything you can answer about Hirving Lozano. We will ask you 10 questions about the Mexican forward. Have…“First of all I have to say that we qualified because we beat Germany and Korea,” said the Colombian, according to Sky Sports.“However, I am very hurt. We didn’t succeed in our penetration in the last third. We allowed them to score three goals which is too many. I wasn’t happy with the way we defended but that’s a learning curve for me.”Wednesday’s defeat was Mexico’s worst at the World Cup since they were beaten 6-0 by Germany in 1978.last_img read more

Official Leganes Diego Rico signs for Bournemouth

first_imgAFC Bournemouth have announced the signing of Diego Rico from Leganes on a four-year dealThe Spanish left-back becomes the Cherries’ second summer signing and, subject to international clearance, will arrive for an undisclosed fee.Rico had spent the past two seasons at Leganes and had developed into a fine left-back in his time with the La Liga side with the likes of Borussia Dortmund having also been interested in signing him at one point.But it was Bournemouth who won the race for his services.Rico told the club website: “I’m very happy to be here and would like to thank everyone at AFC Bournemouth for making me feel so welcome,” said Rico.“This is a new step for me in my career and from my heart I can say I am truly excited to be here and looking forward to the future.“I have heard so much about the manager. I learned he is very professional and has a great philosophy on football and I can see that is true from the short time I have met him so far.”Looking super cool, @diegorico_3! ??And thanks for officially revealing our new @UmbroUK third kit.#afcb ?? Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…— AFC Bournemouth ?? (@afcbournemouth) July 24, 2018Bournemouth manager, Eddie Howe added: “Diego is a player we have been tracking throughout the summer, and although we had to be patient, it’s great to finally be able to call him an AFC Bournemouth player.“He’s a really nice footballer and someone who will fit our philosophy and style of play.“Diego is fast, physical, aggressive in attack and aggressive defensively. He takes an excellent set piece and has a powerful left foot.“Once he gets used to the way we play, we believe he can be a real force for this football club.”Rico made a total of 51 league appearances for Leganes and scored three times in his two years at the club after arriving from Real Zaragoza.The 25-year-old proved to be a valuable member of Leganes last season with his two goals and two assists in 26 games helping the club avoid relegation from La Liga with a 17th place finish.Bournemouth will face Cardiff City at home for their opening Premier League game of the season on August 11.last_img read more