WSU up to something on Saturday

first_img 0 Members Sports Logos Sports Logos Share this post 0 WSU up to something on Saturday Link to post WSU up to something on Saturday 1 yh 0 Share on other sites TenaciousG yh 120 Page 1 of 4   Recommended Posts 0 Link to post Members swilson160 Posted September 30, 2006 DrBear 636 posts Edited September 30, 2006 by In 5..4..3..2..1 Followers 1 0 0 Share this post 0 Members Location:Right behind you 88 636 posts Location:SUNY Cortland Location:Pullman, WA TenaciousG 543 WJMorris3 Posted September 30, 2006 I don’t know how they could wear gray alternates as logic would suggest the numbers would have to be crimson — waaaaay too similar to USC’s road jerseys.I suppose they’ll wear the crimson road helmets, however. That would certainly justify the promise of seeing crimson and gray in a “whole new way,” at least at home (or have they worn the road helmets at home before?). 0 Members Members 1 In 5..4..3..2..1 Sign in to follow this   BJ Sands 65 7,537 posts Is Russell in the turf business? Maybe we’re taking a page out of the Boise State book.God, I hope they don’t around too much. This topic is now closed to further replies. 447 Link to post 88 0 Link to post Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Share this post 120 Link to post 38 posts Posted September 30, 2006 Share this post Members Share this post 4,646 posts Link to post Link to post 65 SgtCarp 2 Share on other sites Share this post Link to post BJ Sands 0 543 Forums Home SportsLogos.Net 4,375 posts Share on other sites Let’s Go Buff-a-lo! 3,735 KevinMcD (Boise State has an exemption.) Just curious, but how did BSU manage to get that exemption? They had the turf before the NCAA made that rule they were grandfathered in. 13,075 Maybe they’re changing their name to the Washington State Ripknees. Washington State Krunk Ripknees Share this post 0 7,253 posts 4,375 posts 3 All Activity Location:Hooville 10,537 posts 88 Posted September 30, 2006 Prev There are some schools that would try to pull off colored turf that would be worse than bad.Northwestern PurpleMiami orangeOregon. ’nuff said.Except Notre Dame. They refuse to even apply endzone graphics. And God bless ’em for it. 0 447 Share on other sites Members BJ Sands BJ Sands 0 Share this post Banned 0 Share this post Share on other sites (edited) 1 0 0 0 Posted September 30, 2006 Link to post Share on other sites 120 Link to post Posted September 30, 2006 Link to post 3 There are some schools that would try to pull off colored turf that would be worse than bad.Northwestern PurpleMiami orangeOregon. ’nuff said. you mean Oregon would try to have green turf? That’s crazy. 4 0 0 Link to post 447 Members Is Russell in the turf business? Maybe we’re taking a page out of the Boise State book.God, I hope they don’t around too much. Didn’t think about that…A crimson field. Yikes. The Greatest Link to post 273 powersurge Members Posted September 30, 2006 3,735 7,253 posts 6,091 posts well at least there’s baseball Share this post powersurge Sport Posted September 30, 2006 4,646 posts Goober Goob 1,717 posts 1 Link to post 0 Share on other sites Share this post Posted September 30, 2006 DrBear Page 1 of 4   CCSLC Night Crew leader? 273 65 KevinMcD 0 what the hell is ccslc? OMMF KevinMcD Location:Chicago 88 0 1 Share this post Is Russell in the turf business? Maybe we’re taking a page out of the Boise State book.God, I hope they don’t  around too much. Didn’t think about that…A crimson field. Yikes. No, they can’t make a crimson field, the NCAA will not allow football fields in any color but green. (Boise State has an exemption.) I know, but the thought of a uniform change scares me. It would be design number 4 in 5 years if I am counting correctly. Share on other sites 1 OMMF Share this post Posted September 30, 2006 WSU up to something on Saturday Posted September 30, 2006 Posted September 30, 2006 Location:Malaga, NJ Maybe they’ll just take naked players and spray paint them crimson and grey.I can see it now… Referee: “Holding….below the belt….on the offense….” I bet it is something like Nike did with VT & MIA last year. different colored shoulders, or something like that. Bemused member 543 592 posts 1,110 posts Share this post Share this post Share on other sites Posted September 30, 2006 All Activity 0 0 3,735 88 EatSleepJeep Is Russell in the turf business? Maybe we’re taking a page out of the Boise State book.God, I hope they don’t  around too much. Didn’t think about that…A crimson field. Yikes. No, they can’t make a crimson field, the NCAA will not allow football fields in any color but green. (Boise State has an exemption.) 0 Members Share on other sites TenaciousG Location:Des Moines, IA Share on other sites Share on other sites Half crimson, half gray?black jerseys? i’m scared. 543 Maybe they’re changing their name to the Washington State Ripknees. Posted September 30, 2006 MEDIA ALERTWho: Shhh?.. Washington State Cougars players, coaches and fans are in for a big surprise this Saturday when they host USC.What: Russell Athletic has something up its sleeve that will make a distinct difference on the field of Martin Stadium. You?ll see crimson and gray in a whole new way this weekend? and that?s not just because this will be the Cougar?s first Pac-10 Conference home game or because they are playing a No. 3-ranked team.When: Kick-off for the Washington State/USC match-up is set for Saturday, September 30, at 4:00 p.m.Where: The WSU Cougars (3-1) will face the USC Trojans at Martin Stadium, in Pullman, Wash. The game will be televised live by TBS.Why: Fans aren?t the only ones who will have to wait until Saturday to discover the surprise. Players and coaches will not experience Russell?s revelation until they rally at the locker room on game day. Wonder what will be different? Wonder how it will be changed?Clues are available by request from Russell Athletic executives.This could be one of three things, IMO:1)Throwback2)New design (again)3)Gray alternatesI’m a little worried because Russell has to be gunning for attention since they lost Auburn to Under Armor and are only involved with a small number of D1 teams. Just as long as it isn’t black, I’ll be looking forward to seeing it. By the way, why can’t the coaches and players see it? This could be the setup to a disaster, but Russell isn’t Nike so it probably won’t be a total mess. SgtCarp Vertical candy stripping down the sleeves.Yuck. 91 yh 1 Go To Topic Listing Link to post OMMF 0 Share this post 0 Posted September 30, 2006 1,153 posts 1 Runnin’ down a dream Share on other sites SportsLogos.Net Members 543 swilson160 (Boise State has an exemption.) Just curious, but how did BSU manage to get that exemption? 120 Link to post 91 Next Members 7,537 posts Location:SUNY Cortland Posted September 30, 2006 WJMorris3 Sports Logo News Posted September 30, 2006 Members I suppose they’ll wear the crimson road helmets, however. That would certainly justify the promise of seeing crimson and gray in a “whole new way,” at least at home (or have they worn the road helmets at home before?). The cougs have only worn the crimson helmet at home once. It was because the U of Idaho was technically the “home” team (The Kibbie Dome only seats 10,000 – they would rather have the revenue from filling 35,000 seat Martin Stadium in Pullman). Other than that, the cougs as far as I know have never pulled out an all-crimson (helmet, jersey, pants) look before. However, the statement by Russell makes me think this is a special jersey – so I think we’ll see a change in the crimson home jersey or an alt.And don’t worry about a crimson field. The turf was replaced in Martin Stadium prior to this year, and it is green. There have been grumblings about making the endzones crimson someday but that is the only change you could see in the next several years. Sports Logo News 13,075 Edited September 30, 2006 by Goober Goob Runnin’ down a dream Share on other sites Sport Prev Gump. 1 Not going to happen NCAA rules won’t allow it the Boise St. field is grandfathered in. No new field can be any other color but green. Sorry OMMF you had not posted anything when I went to post this. Members EatSleepJeep 195 posts yh Posted September 30, 2006 3,735 Link to post Location:Chicago Share on other sites 13,075 Link to post In 5..4..3..2..1 Member Title Forums Home Goober Goob 543 120 Members 26,439 posts Let’s Go Buff-a-lo! 0 3,735 120 TenaciousG Share this post 3,735 The Greatest Botiger Location:Latitude 47° Is it not possible that they could wear a gray alternate jersey and make USC wear their home red jerseys? Member Members 91 Posted September 30, 2006 273 CCSLC Night Crew leader? Maybe they’ll just take naked players and spray paint them crimson and grey.I can see it now… Referee: “Holding….below the belt….on the offense….” Share this post Share on other sites Members Sign in to follow this   Location:Cincinnati Share on other sites Members 1 1,414 posts 0 Botiger Share on other sites I’ll be driving out from Seattle for this game; looks like I’m in luck…then again, maybe not, depending on what they do… 4 Share this post 1 KevinMcD Location:About a mile from Lambeau Field 0 2 OMMF 88 Next Location:Pullman, WA By TenaciousG, September 30, 2006 in Sports Logo News 0 Followers 1 Share on other sites (edited) Posted September 30, 2006 Members 0 Location:Latitude 47° Link to postlast_img read more

Neymar pays tribute following the death of Brazil legend Zito

first_img 15/06/2015 Jose Ely de Miranda, also known as a footballer as Zito, was born in Roseira on the 8th of August 1932 and became a World Cup winner with Brazil in both 1958 and 1962. He played with Santos during the era of Pele, where he played 733 games as a defensive midfielder, scoring 57 goals in the process. Upd. at 13:42 It hasn’t been all good news for Neymar while in Chile for the Copa America. After the victory against Peru, the Barça forward heard of the passing of Zito, former World Cup winner with Brazil and one of the men who helped him when he arrived at Santos at the age of 11. In an emotional message placed on Instagram, Neymar stated: “I don’t have words to describe this man, I am simply grateful for everything that he did for me, for believing in me and helping me at the start of my career. Rest in peace, you did a lot for us here… thank you Zito.”center_img Sport EN After retiring from the game, Zito worked with Santos’ youth sides, where he helped discover talents such as Neymar and Robinho. CESTlast_img read more

Will Gareth Bale leave Real Madrid in the next season?

first_imgAdvertisement j4luNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsgerWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ep9t3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) tbh1Would you ever consider trying this?😱66zgCan your students do this? 🌚xlg5sRoller skating! Powered by Firework According to the reports in Spain, Gareth Bale was on the verge of leaving Real Madrid in the next season. However, very recently the news are coming from the centre that Gareth Bale has confirmed that he would not leave the Los Blancos in the next season.Advertisement Zinedine Zidane was also ready to let Gareth Bale go in the next season. The club management of Real Madrid were trying to find out the replacement of Gareth Bale in the next summer transfer window. Eden Hazard was on the top of the wishlist of Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid. Eden Hazard was also keen to join the Los Blancos to play under the management of Zinedine Zidane.Advertisement If Gareth Bale decides to stay at Real Madrid, it will be tough for both the club management and the player in the next season. Firstly, the club management will not get the transfer fee of Gareth Bale. Secondly, the player will have to compete with the new recruits .According to the football pundits, Gareth Bale has left his prime form few seasons back. So, now it will be difficult for him to cope with the new system at Real Madrid in the next season.Olivier Giroud not certain about his future at Stamford BridgeAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

All he’s known

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT BEN ‘Moosha’ Marsh is a man of few words. Everyone knows it. And last Thursday night at…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Sonny and Paddy McHugh/Ned Keogh Festival of Football 2018

first_imgThe main action though will be the soccer competitions with the first silverware of the new local soccer season up for grabs with the Sonny McHugh Memorial Cup for kid’s born in 2008 (U-10), the Paddy McHugh Memorial Shield for the same age group and the Ned Keogh Memorial Cup for kids born in 2006 (U-12).The tournament will kick off at 10 am on Saturday morning with the finals scheduled for around 5 pm on Saturday evening. The competition is in memory of local legendary soccer coach, Sonny, and his late son Paddy and the late Ned Keogh, who all had strong soccer backgrounds within the Mervue community. There will also be a Professional Photographer who will be on site all day to take pictures of all the teams and their supporters which will be available through the Facebook page for free.It promises to be another great day of soccer and fun for all the kids involved and all families with young kids are more than welcome to come along and enjoy the fun, something the late Sonny, Paddy and Ned would love to see. With this in mind the organising committee’s motto for the tournament is “Please excuse the mess as kids are making memories” something Sonny, Paddy and Ned would endorse.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The festival of football is in its 7th year and goes from strength to strength with over 400 kids and 44 teams taking part in the three different tournaments. It not only soccer action for the kids, there is also a family fun day with bouncy castles, face painters, ice cream vans, inflatable penalty shootout competitions, plus much more. The annual Sonny and Paddy McHugh/Ned Keogh Memorial Festival of Football will take place this Saturday at the former Crescent United pitch at O’Sullivan Park, Mervue.last_img read more

Kerry Dyck Memorial Thanksgiving Soccer Tournament goes Saturday

first_imgA fun day of soccer is planned to remember Kerry Dyck.The Kerry Dyck Memorial Thanksgiving Soccer Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, October 6 at Lakeside fields.The format of the tournament is strictly fun. People interested in playing can simply register and pay online. Once registered the players will be selected onto random teams. “We held the tournament last year to raise money to help Kerry with his treatment,” said Nelson Soccer Association chair, Chuck Bennett. “It was a lot of fun. Most of us knew at the time that Kerry probably wouldn’t beat his cancer and I think it was a way for us to come together as a soccer community to spend time with a person who meant a lot to all of us as individuals and a sport community. It was a special day.”Dyck passed away in January of this year and as a way of celebrating his contribution to the association, NSA decided it would start a bursary at L.V. Rogers in Kerry’s name.“We are using the funds from this tournament to fund that bursary,” added Bennett.The cost to participate is only $20 and it is open to male and female players, 17 or older and of all skill levels.Also, for those who don’t want to play soccer, but still want to participate, Jackson’s Hole has come on as a sponsor and there will be a fun night of prizes and draws following the tournament at the restaurant. The Vancouver Whitecaps have generously donated a signed jersey and four games tickets, while Nelson Brewery has donated a brewery tour and appy event for 10 people.“We are going to do both draws and a small live auction,” said Bennett. “It should be a lot of fun. I also think it will be a time when we remember and celebrate Kerry.”To register visit read more

Why more women should be included in the leadership of Virunga National Park (commentary)

first_img 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 overSponsored Since 2014, the number of female park guards serving in Virunga National Park, located in war-ridden eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, has been gradually increasing. Today, 29 women serve in the ranks of this 731-strong force.There has been a flurry of international media attention to the women who chose the ranger profession. But so far, nobody has looked at how the presence of these women affects the functioning of the ranger force, and the relations between the park and the population living in its vicinity.While gender equality is not a guarantee for improving park-people relations, we believe the integration of women in Virunga’s administrative and security structures needs to be reinforced, in particular at the higher echelons. Gender equality is not only of inherent importance, but — as our research indicates — also corresponds to a strong demand among the population living around the park.This post is a commentary. The views expressed are those of the author, not necessarily Mongabay. Since 2014, the number of female park guards serving in Virunga National Park, located in war-ridden eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, has been gradually increasing. Today, 29 women serve in the ranks of this 731-strong force.There has been a flurry of international media attention to the women who chose the ranger profession. News reporting generally zooms in on their heroic nature, the dangers and hardships they face, and the para-military ranger training they passed, which requires extreme physical fitness. So far, nobody has looked at how the presence of these women affects the functioning of the ranger force, and the relations between the park and the population living in its vicinity.In the wake of the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security, there has been a flurry of scholarly and policy attention to integrating women into law enforcement and (para)military organizations. Female uniformed personnel are held to be more attentive to the needs of women and children and are believed to be easier to approach by civilians, in particular women. This would improve relations between security forces and local populations.However, a growing body of research shows that these assumptions are based on essentialist views of women, and do not always hold, especially not when patriarchal organizational cultures are not changed.Similarly, research we recently conducted in the Virunga area demonstrates that integrating women into the ranger force is not a panacea for resolving the deep running tensions between the park and the population. While the presence of female rangers is generally welcomed, few people we interviewed believe that they make a difference for the conflicts pitting them against the park. What’s more, reflecting deep-seated gender problems within nature conservation, women continue to be under-represented at higher levels of decision-making in the ranger force and Virunga’s management.While gender equality is not a guarantee for improving park-people relations, we believe the integration of women in Virunga’s administrative and security structures needs to be reinforced, in particular at the higher echelons. Gender equality is not only of inherent importance, but — as our research indicates — also corresponds to a strong demand among the population living around the park.We base our argument on focus groups conducted in January 2019 with men, women, and youth — the majority of whom were farmers — in 11 villages located in the territories of Rutshuru and Nyiragongo. Focus groups were complemented by interviews with key informants, including local chiefs, civil society actors, and a park representative. In total we contacted 303 persons.From our research, it emerged that few people have actually interacted with female park guards. The majority of the female rangers are deployed to escort tourists and guard installations, and remain at the level of the park headquarters in Rumangabo, or at the sub-station of the central sector in Rwindi. Only a few are deployed to patrol posts in remote areas, and therefore enter into contact with the population. Locals’ ideas about female park guards therefore mostly rest on perceptions, rather than experiences.Local perceptions of female park guardsIn the focus groups, men and women alike talked about the integration of women into Virunga’s ranger force as something positive. The ideas that people articulated around female park guards roughly correspond to two discourses that are often invoked to justify women’s inclusion: the first is an instrumentalist discourse, which highlights that integrating women will improve performance, effectiveness, or outcomes; the second is a rights-based discourse, which emphasizes that women have an inherent right to equal representation, regardless of whether that would improve the performance of an institution.Following an instrumentalist discourse, many of our interlocutors believed that having women in the ranger force would reduce the chances of ill or harsh behavior by rangers towards civilians, in particular women. Women often enter the park to cultivate crops such as manioc or maize, or to collect firewood (kuni) or sticks to support bean plants (mitegemeo). This exposes them to the risk of being intercepted by park guards. During some focus groups, women said that those who are intercepted are subjected to harsh treatment, including beatings. While we cannot substantiate cases of rape by park guards, in a few villages in Nyiragongo territory, where relations with the park are particularly bad, women believed that the guards sometimes also engage in sexual violence.A female ranger in Virunga National Park. Photo Credit: Joseph Tsongo.Female guards, many people thought, would never tolerate such behavior. As a woman in Mujoga said: “We would like the number of female park guards to increase, as they can never accept that another woman is forced to undress.” A woman in Katwa confirmed this idea: “If there were more female park guards, there will be less rape.” Furthermore, many of the women we interviewed believed that female rangers would be more lenient in general. In the words of one focus group participant in Mujoga: “Women have roho na huruma [literally: a soul full of pity]. They could more easily accept that a woman enters the park to collect sticks.”The rights-based discourse, which was shared equally strongly by men and women, was mostly reflected in remarks that women should be rangers as there is now parité (gender equality) in Congo, and women should therefore be equally represented in all state services. A man in Vitshumbi commented: “Women should be in the ranger force as there is parité according to the constitution.” The rights-based discourse was also strongly articulated by customary chiefs, commonly associated with conservative views about gender inequality. For instance, the village chief of Nyamilima said: “Women now have the right to do this work, they are also capable and there are also women in the military and police.”While the majority of our interlocutors welcome female park guards, a few expressed their doubts, in particular whether female park guards actually behave better towards civilians. A woman in Nyamilima commented: “They have no mercy neither for men nor for women.” Similarly, in Mujoga, a youngster said: “Women are more evil than men, they are more dangerous.”Concerns about female guards often appeared grounded in people’s experiences with or perceptions of female military personnel or female rebel soldiers. As research on Congolese female army personnel shows, these women are often considered to be of low standing and low morals, being cruel and mean, in particular towards other women. One woman in Kiwanja commented in relation to Chantal, an infamous commander of a Rwandan rebel group: “Women are meaner than men. Therefore the conflicts will not diminish. Chantal, she could even throw a child in front of a car without any pity.”No silver bullet for resolving conflictsThe idea that women can be crueler than men makes people doubt that female park guards can help resolve the many conflicts between park rangers and the local population. These conflicts center on contested park boundaries, the right to enter the park to collect firewood or sticks, and disputes over wild animals destroying people’s harvests, among other issues.To many of our interlocutors, it remains unclear how female guards can make a difference in these conflicts. As a woman in Nyamilima argued: “The conflict is around the park boundaries, for that it does not matter whether the park guards are men or women.” Men in Vitshumbi emphasized that the lack of impact was compounded by female rangers’ low status: “Biko chini [they are low in the hierarchy]… not decision-makers. Maybe when they also take the decisions.”Indeed, it was generally believed that female guards, given their low ranks, had little influence on decision-making. In Katwa, a woman said: “Even if there were women, they would obey the orders given, also to beat us, so there would be no difference in behavior.” Another often-expressed concern was that women working in the same organization have the same ideology as men. For a man in Nyamilima: “Having women as park guards cannot diminish conflicts. The problem is the ideology. When the ideology is bad, there won’t be any change.”Working towards gender equality in conservation leadershipMirroring a growing body of research on integrating women in security forces, our findings show that we should be cautious about the positive effects of integrating women in Virunga’s ranger force — in particular as long as organizational cultures do not change, and women are not equally represented within the higher ranks. Moreover, we should avoid essentializing discourses about women as inherently more peaceful or more lenient.A key finding of our research is that many people in the Virunga area believe that having women in the ranger force is a right — regardless of how it affects rangers’ work. Yet we concur with our interlocutors that women should also be represented in the higher ranks, as well as the park’s management structure.There is a notorious lack of female leadership in nature conservation, which has historically been imbued with patriarchal values. Donors supporting nature conservation should urgently acknowledge and address this gender problem — not least as women generally represent half of the population of conservation-affected areas.CITATIONS• Baaz, M. E., & Stern, M. (2011). Whores, men, and other misfits: Undoing ‘feminization’in the armed forces in the DRC. African affairs, 110(441), 563-585. doi:10.1093/afraf/adr044• Jones, M. S., & Solomon, J. (2019). Challenges and supports for women conservation leaders. Conservation Science and Practice, e36. doi:10.1111/csp2.36• Wilén, N., & Heinecken, L. (2018). Regendering the South African army: Inclusion, reversal and displacement. Gender, Work & Organization, 25(6), 670-686. doi:10.1111/gwao.12257Disclaimer: The research conducted for this article was supported by the Knowledge Management Fund of the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law.Dr. Judith Verweijen is a Lecturer in International Security at the University of Sussex. Judith’s research is situated at the intersection of political ecology and conflict studies. It examines the interplay between violence, conflict and armed mobilization around natural resources. She focuses on eastern DRC, where she has conducted extensive field research since 2010.Janvier Murairi Bakihanaye is the President of the Association for the Development of Farmers’ Initiatives (ASSODIP) based in Goma, in eastern DRC. He has worked for over a decade on human rights issues related to the exploitation of natural resources, anti-slavery and prisoners’ rights, both as activist and researcher. Most recently, his work has focused on roadblocks and socio-economic conditions in mining sites and conservation areas. For his work on Anti-Slavery, Janvier was awarded the Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty Award 2016.Dr. Esther Marijnen is a postdoctoral researcher at the Conflict Research Group (University of Ghent) and is affiliated with the Center for Public Authority and International Development (CPAID) based at London School of Economics (LSE). Her research focuses on violent conflict, nature conservation and public authority from a political ecology perspective. Currently she is working on the specificities of nature-society relations in times of war. Esther has conducted fieldwork in eastern DRC since 2013.FEEDBACK: 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. Animals, Commentary, Conservation, Editorials, Environment, Gorillas, National Parks, Research, Researcher Perspective Series, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Rangers center_img Article published by Mike Gaworeckilast_img read more

African vessels inspire contemporary artists

first_img20 November 2014 Some of the ceramic vessels on show at the Slave Lodge. (Image: Iziko Museums )When you think of ceramics, the fine porcelain of China, the English sensibility of Royal Doulton or the distinctive blue and white Delft come to mind. Working with Ceramics SA Western Cape, Iziko Museums of South Africa is throwing another picture during November, which has been named Ceramics Month by the potters’ group.For an exhibition at Cape Town’s Slave Lodge, called From African Earth: Celebrating our African Clay Vessel Heritage, Iziko has brought out of storage many of its fine vessels from various parts of Africa, including pots from ancient Egypt, middle and east Africa. This selection of historical hand-built, pit-fired African vessels from the Iziko permanent collection is juxtaposed with a selection of contemporary vessels created in the same genre by ceramic artists who are members of Ceramics Southern Africa.Alongside the exhibition, the South African Post Office’s philately division has launched a new stamp series, unveiled by division head Johan van Wyk on 13 November at the opening of the exhibition, featuring ceramic vessels from Iziko’s collection. The works on these stamps are incorporated in the exhibition, which is a registered World Design Capital (WDC) project.Esther Esmyol, the curator of social history collections at Iziko Museums, explains that the idea for Celebrating our African Clay Vessel Heritage started in conversations with Ralph Johnson, the head of Ceramics SA Western Cape. “We thought it was important to have an African component to the month, to inspire Africa potters to look at their African roots and work in that genre [rather than only follow the influences of Asian and European potters].” The new South African Post Office stamp series. (Image: Iziko Museum)Iziko also has a WDC project, called Igniting Collections, to forge links between the audience and its artefacts. “There is not much in the WDC projects that looks at Africa, so we took pottery from our collections from other parts of Africa – including Egypt, which is often rather placed with the Middle East – to show our African heritage.”There is also a contemporary component to the exhibition. “This was an opportunity to show our historical pots, and show the smoke-fired tradition of pot-making in Africa, and for contemporary artists to work with and be inspired by their roots. At the same time, about two-and-a-half years ago, we began working with the South African Post Office on a stamp series. The vessels were not yet decided as the theme; this came as the exhibition grew. Not all the vessels included in the stamps are pit or smoke-fired, but they are all in our collections.”The vessels in the exhibition were coiled, hand-thrown or made on a wheel, but were all fired with smoke, in the traditional African way.Professor Magdalene Odundo OBE, professor of ceramics at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, United Kingdom, opened the exhibition as a guest of Ceramics Southern Africa. Kenyan born Odundo is an international ceramics expert.“Clay is one of the few mediums that has a long history – as old as man,” she said. “It is mentioned in the Bible: man is formed from clay. It is a material that has created lots of objects – both historical and archaeological – that inform who we are as human beings. I am not sure we would have museums without ceramics. The first items that tell us who we are, are ceramics. Clay is where we come from and where we go. We dig holes to consume us, and to find things,” she said. “I am very passionate about clay. It consumes me – it is in everything.”The Iziko collection was “an amazing collection. Work here is found nowhere else in African museums”. Odundo also praised the juxtaposition of the contemporary work with the old pieces.From African Earth: Celebrating our African Clay Vessel Heritage is on at the Iziko Slave Lodge, on the corner of Wale and Adderley streets in Cape Town, until 31 January 2015.Lorraine Kearneylast_img read more

ReadBurner Goes Mobile

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… sarah perez Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market ReadBurner mobile may even become your preferred mobile RSS source over Google Reader for two reasons: One, there is no sign-in process like with Google Reader, which requires the necessary step of entering in your Google account credentials in order to view your feeds. And two, you’re guaranteed to only see the top news stories instead of whatever random selection is at the top of your hundreds of feeds at the moment. ReadBurner mobile is a great new site, and its launch shows that the ReadBurner team isn’t doing anything halfway when it comes to their new service. Clearly, they’re here to compete and are aiming to become your preferred RSS aggregator.center_img On Tuesday, the RSS aggregator service, ReadBurner, relaunched (our coverage) and brought with it a new look and many new features that improved upon the previous version of the site. Today, there comes even more news from the service: a launch of a mobilized version of the ReadBurner web site. The mobile version, which is available at, offers a quick way for you to browse the top stories that are shared by the users of Google Reader while you’re on the go. The site has links to the same categories you would find on the main ReadBurner homepage, including “Popular Stories,” “Upcoming Stories,” and “Most Recent Stories.” Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Product Reviews#web The category you want to view can be selected by entering the corresponding number on your mobile phone’s keypad. Also available are links to the ReadBurner blog and the mobilized version of Google Reader, so you can continue your mobile RSS consumption.After selecting which category of stories you want to read, you are presented with a list of stories, which are also selected by entering a number on your keypad.When reading the story, there are links to the originating blog, the people who shared the story, and, at the bottom, links to take to you the next post or previous post, back a page, or back to the main ReadBurner mobile homepage. The posts are formatted well for the small screens, so reading through the news is easy to do.In addition the standard mobile page (preview it here), there is also a version of the site designed specifically for iPhone users available from (Preview here)last_img read more

Five arrests after theft, Highway 63 chase

first_imgFive Jefferson City stealing suspects are now in jail after a police chase.Authorities say the suspects took more than $3,000 worth of clothes from the Dick’s Sporting Goods store on Stoneridge Parkway at the capital on Sunday afternoon.Officers spotted the alleged getaway car on Missouri Boulevard, and tried to stop it. They say that car took off, across the Missouri River and onto Highway 63.Highway Patrol troopers used spike strips to stop the car on Highway 63 near Ashland.Police say the five suspects are from Columbia: Laronya Brown, 21; Erneisha Dorema, 18; Tashianna Pitts, 28; Antanesha Jones, 17; and Reginald Guy, 27.(This story was last updated at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday.)last_img