EU wants ban on fishing in areas with vulnerable ecosystems

first_img Google+ EU wants ban on fishing in areas with vulnerable ecosystems WhatsApp The European Parliament is recommending a ban on all fishing activities in areas with vulnerable marine ecosystems identified by the European Commission.Yesterday the European Parliament voted on a draft EU regulation on fishing deep-sea stocks in the north-east Atlantic.A small majority of MEPS voted against a ban on bottom trawling. However the MEPs introduced a review clause requiring the EU Commission to evaluate the impact of the special fishing gear used for deep-sea fishing after four years.The draft regulation will now go to the EU Council of Ministers for approval.Fianna Fáil MEP – Pat the Cope Gallagher – who is on the Fisheries Committee – explains what will happen if fragile marine ecosystems are identified.”They have to be reported, they cannot fish within five nautical miles of that area – and also the member states are obliged to inform the European Commission of any of these areas and they will be prohibited from fishing there in the future” he added. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleCase against Dutch supertrawler adjourned until MarchNext articleWelfare payments make up 50 percent of household income, says ESRI News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twittercenter_img Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook By News Highland – December 11, 2013 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more

Air Force faces San Diego St. in MWC quarters

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAir Force (12-19, 6-13) vs. No. 1 seed San Diego State (28-1, 17-1)Mountain West Conference Tournament Quarterfinals, Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas; Thursday, 2:30 a.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Air Force and San Diego State are prepared to match up in the quarterfinals of the MWC tournament. The only meeting between the teams this season came on Feb. 8, when the Aztecs outshot Air Force 55.8 percent to 46.4 percent and hit six more 3-pointers en route to the 15-point victory. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, March 5, 2020 Associated Press center_img SUPER SENIORS: Air Force has relied heavily on its seniors. Lavelle Scottie, Ryan Swan, Caleb Morris and Sid Tomes have combined to account for 60 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 68 percent of all Falcons points over the team’s last five games.CREATING OFFENSE: Malachi Flynn has either made or assisted on 57 percent of all San Diego State field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has accounted for 24 field goals and 15 assists in those games.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Air Force is a perfect 6-0 when it holds an opponent to 60 points or fewer. The Falcons are 6-19 when opponents score more than 60.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Falcons have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Aztecs. San Diego State has an assist on 34 of 68 field goals (50 percent) across its previous three contests while Air Force has assists on 50 of 79 field goals (63.3 percent) during its past three games.GETTING DEFENSIVE: The sturdy San Diego State defense has held opponents to 59.2 points per game, the third-lowest mark in Division I. Air Force has given up an average of 74.6 points through 31 games (ranking the Falcons 270th). Air Force faces San Diego St. in MWC quarterslast_img read more

Okpekpe Race Organisers Unveil Plans for Live Bands at Fourth Edition

first_img“Apart from boosting the local economy, the top-flight race will showcase the town on the international stage, and provide a platform for Nigerians to join hands with runners and spectators from around the world and make new friends.’“Our athletes will also benefit from the platform we have created to enable them gauge their readiness for the outdoor season especially the long distance runners,” he further noted.Esan also revealed that adequate medical provisions have been made for participants, both the elite and fun-runners at the race.“A medical station will be available at the start, along the course and at the finish. There would be provision for well-equipped ambulances that will follow the runners all the way and medics will also be present at every intermediary station. There will be a sweeper bus that will pick athletes that are unable to continue the race,” he said.Meanwhile, athletes and officials are expected to start arriving as from Thursday, May 5 to begin the screening and accreditation processes.“Final registration and number pick-up starts on the evening of Friday, May 6 between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Yak Motel located after the Federal Polytechnic in Auchi.It will resume again on Saturday morning from 6:00 a.m at the race venue until a few minutes before the road race begins at 8 a.m,” added Esan who advised that athletes should collect their running bib in person with proper proof of identity.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Organisers of the IAAF Bronze Label Okpekpe International 10-km Road Race have announced that there will be live bands at the finish area to entertain participants on Saturday May 7, when the fourth edition of the race holds in Okpekpe in Edo state.Spokesman for the race, Dare Esan, said yesterday that a carnival-like atmosphere will be created both at the start and at the finish with live bands and a selection of other activities at the finish area throughout the day.“There will also be food and beverages for participants and spectators because the Okpekpe International 10-km road Race is much more than an athletic event.As the only race on the continent holding the IAAF Bronze Label status, we believe the prestige attached to the annual road running festival will continue to have a positive impact on Okpekpe residents,” said Esan who also revealed other benefits the race will bring to the community in particular and Nigeria in general.last_img read more