Foster’s Fairplay – In preparation for Rio

Posted On Jan 20 2020 by

first_imgThe privilege of survival to read the opener to Foster’s Fairplay’s 2016 journey is much for which to be thankful. It mirrors what was wished for its audience over the festive season and beyond.The enhanced opportunity that Christmas offers to renew acquaintances with those hardly ever seen was most welcome. There was a plethora of expressions of appreciation for views exposed, whether or not there was agreement. That was the gift of a lifetime. While it is comforting to know that there is an audience, the resultant applause is even more so.Gratitude is extended to avid sports enthusiast Emile Spence for mentioning something that a sadly departed mentor, Jimmy Carnegie, would have described as “sloppy”.Sorry, Jimmy for not following your advice to “check for accuracy before stating what is claimed to be fact”.In last week’s column, the Sunshine Girls’ coach was referred to as Jill Patterson – albeit a star in her own right in the netball pantheon – a many-time national representative. The reference should have been Jill McIntosh. Apologies to any reader who might have been temporarily confused.The year 2016 is at hand. This being Olympic year, the spotlight is on track and field, which is once again expected to sparkle.This column has been traditionally critical of the stewardship of the sport as administered by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA). This is not to say that there have not been noteworthy features. The annual Golden Cleats Awards, where participants at various levels receive distinguished mention, is one. The maintenance thereof is commendable, although the award base could be a bit more expansive – a subject for further ventilation.TEAMSELECTIONWith Rio in mind, Foster’s Fairplay is pleased to ease the pressure on the JAAA, if only momentarily. Apart from naming the team for competition, which can be a pain-free process (Oops!), all the main activity preparatory to the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ falls under the canopy of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), Mike Fennell’s JOA.One can sense a question from the readership: “Why the presence of Dr Paul Wright’s favourite word, “Oops”!Simple. Team selection to major events in track and field comes after national trials for which policy guidelines are predetermined and published. As such, there can be no missteps in the execution. Even so, this columnist clings to that “Oops!”. Sufficient, until the time.The dialogue now is what has been a distastefully contentious feature of past global competitions – preparation camps for the flagship sport. Vigorous, verging on vitriolic debates have ensued as to whether or not they should be mandatory. This, not only pertaining to attendance by all athletes, but if they should exist at all.The tug-o-war led to a ban on the Stephen Francis-led MVP athletes at the 2009 Berlin World Championships, ruling them out of participation.It took intervention from the organisers, the IAAF, to set the situation back on an even keel.One hopes that an initiative to avoid any semblance of a camp-related dispute is already under way. Jamaica needs to be building on its multiple-medal profile as of Beijing, 2008, further embellishing its image and seeking to enhance the lustre.GAININGMORERESPECTAll the energies and enthusiasm need to revolve around earning plaudits for the land of Bob Marley and the Reggae Boyz and that our people gain more respect in the global sphere.That glow of quality must not be allowed to be diminished by a quagmire of questionable quests for one-upmanship and throwing poison darts at one another.Foster’s Fairplay has a few suggestions. Foremost, that the JOA convene a forum, inviting a representative body of all stakeholders destined to descend on the Brazilian city this summer.Views must be candidly voiced on the necessity of a camp and if attendance should be compulsory. Given what will surely be a divergence of opinion, the JOA must issue an informed ruling for or against.The Foster’s Fairplay view is that camps only serve relay practices. Place the funds saved for the non-staging into a pool and collaborate with the meet directors on the professional circuit. From this could come a substantial increase in prize money for the far too infrequent relays in that arena.Decision-makers must think on these things.n For Feedback: Email lauriefoster2012@gmail.comlast_img read more


‘Your Voices Will Be Heard’

Posted On Jan 15 2020 by

first_imgThe president of the Central Bank of Liberia Staff Association (CEBSA) has assured his colleagues that every member’s voice will be heard at all times as long as he stands to serve as their president and with adequate support from them (the workers).Mr. D. Bouleigh Cooper said though effective communication is not easy, but he will do all he can in his power to ensure that cordial working relationship exists between the workers’ association and the CBL administration.The president of CEBSA made the statement on Saturday, January 18, at the induction ceremony of his leadership in Monrovia.He acknowledges that though there has been some level of cooperation between the administrations and the workers of the bank, but he wants to take that (working relation) to another new dimensions.CEBSA president indicated that his administration will continue to expand and improve a good working relationship with the administration in seeking the common welfare of the CBL as well as it employees.Mr. Cooper, who is also the sixth sitting president of CEBSA used the occasion to appeal to the CBL management to ensure that incentives that will motivate staff to do more for the entity should paramount.The Central Bank of Liberia workers’ union president reminded his colleagues that CBL was “all” they have.“We need to take our jobs seriously, professionally that will reflect the signal and loyalty to our bosses,” Cooper told CBL employees.According to him, there are much to put on the table (creating a vibrant working environment for staff, administration) than to receive.Also speaking at the program, the managing director of Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC), T. Nelson Willaims, II, urged the leadership of CEBSA to be focused and committed to their job.Serving as installing officer, the LPRC boss said to serve is not easy but with commitment and transparency CEBSA can improve the entity (CBL).Mr. Williams urged the executives of CEBSA to be a good leaders; adding: “You must be a good servant to the people.”He further acknowledged them to be steadfast in seeking the welfare of their members.For his part, Leroy Z. B. Nuah, former president of CEBSA, who gave the overview of the association said that during the time of the National Bank of Liberia, it was then called “National Bank Social and Athletic club” (NBSAC).According to the president emeritus of CEBSA, NBL Social and Athletic club in collaboration with the management of the Bank held year-end beach party, where each year employees from various departments were honored for most dedicated, most hard working and most punctual employees of the Bank.He said following the establishment of the CBL, there was no organization that could represent the voices of the staff as it was done at NBL, until July 2004, when the late Executive Governor, Charles E. Green, thought it wise to re-establish the social club at present day CBL.Adding that the sole purpose of the club was to bring together staff during happy and sad moments and also advocate for them.Meanwhile, the first election of CEBSA was held in 2004, 2007 second election and third election in 2013, which brought Copper and his administration into power. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Are We Making the Best Use of China’s Friendship?

Posted On Jan 14 2020 by

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf this week received one of Liberia’s dear friends—former Chinese Ambassador to Liberia Zhou Yuxiao, who served here from 2007-2011.He was characteristically most forthcoming. Since his departure he has been promoted, now serving as Special Envoy of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). Mr. Zhou assured the President that China was prepared to undertake and conclude “all outstanding projects in Liberia.” These include the ministerial complex which they had offered to build to house the remaining Liberian Ministries and Agencies still renting. Also included are expansion work on the Capitol Building, the Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC), renovation of the S.K.D. Sports Complex and commitment to new post-Ebola programs and projects.He said the teams for the various projects “are being mobilized and processed and are expected to arrive in the next two weeks.”This means that China means business. But are we ready? It was only a few years back that they renovated the S.K.D. How come they are returning so soon for the same? Can we in this country ever develop the capacity to MAINTAIN our assets? Or do we just use them until they run down, then we start looking for help to recondition, rehabilitate, renovate? We hope the time will soon come when not just the government but all Liberians and our institutions will develop the habit of maintenance for everything we own, have and manage. Remember it was only a few years ago that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) rehabilitated the Capitol Building. Not long thereafter we learned there was no water in the building and the toilets were not working. USAID also rehabilitated the Ministry of Public Works Building. What is its condition today? With the Chinese teams due shortly, how ready are we for them? Has GOL definitely decided where to put the ministerial complex? Have they really abandoned the idea of putting the complex in Buzzy Quarter and in the process rid the capital city of one more sore-eyed slum, at no expense to government?The GOL’s only headache would have been relocating residents, who have pledged that they “will not stand in the way of development,” rather would willingly accept transfer to another habitation. How many of us remember Ambassador Zhou’s 2011 Farewell Address? We at the Daily Observer do. He admonished the government and people to go into manufacturing, so that we may start giving to added value to our raw materials—iron ore, oil palm and all its nuts, rubber, timber, coconut. There is, too, our rich endowment of reed, found everywhere and good for furniture and many other products. There are also other agricultural produce waiting for added value investment. These include fruit—for juices, etc., pork, which we could plentifully produce and make our own ham, bacon, spare ribs and salted parts. Almond and cashew nuts grow naturally in Liberia, but we have ignored them for generations. Why? This newspaper has always reminded our compatriots from Grand Bassa that they hold some of the finest soil for cashew production, in Edina and elsewhere. We even once suggested to Bassa officials to send a team to Guinea Bissau, where cashew nuts constitute 95% of their exports. Yes, they could bring back a couple of exports to advise us on how to develop cashew into a viable export commodity. Alas, no one has taken us seriously.Yet it was only two weeks ago that we heard that this same China—the People’s Republic —had sent a big delegation to Brazil and announced that China would there invest US$50 billion in manufacturing and industrial development!We wonder whether any of our Ministers— Finance and Development Planning, Foreign Affairs, Commerce and Industry, or any of our industry-related Agencies, such as Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA), Liberia Telecommunication Corporation (LTC), Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), National Investment Commission (NIC), National Housing Authority (NHA), etc.—did any of them take note of China’s latest Brazilian initiative?This precisely is what led to this editorial. We pray that our government and people read, mark, learn, inwardly digest—and MOVE–FAST! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


WhatsApp’s Android app gets a Material Design makeover

Posted On Jan 14 2020 by

first_imgThere was a time in the industry not too long ago, when it seemed that the high fashion world was using plus size models as a headline-grabbing gimmick see the groundbreaking Italian Vogue cover featuring Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine, and Robyn Lawley in June 2016.Related: Calendar Gets Its First Plus-Size Model 2016Taking the world into my armsThere was that beautiful Italian Vogue story and the girls that were in that ended up doing really well the classic lace-up shoe is a true.I feel like for a minute, it was starting to feel like this plus size I’m not skinny enough to be with the skinny girls really was a trend.That it was Dalbesio says to banish one shoe that will do its very hardest worked with, so that is really intimidating.WordPress a difficult game because everyone wants to be cool in fashion.Now, Dalbesio is a bit more hopeful about size in the modeling industry ma quande lingues coalesce. In the middle Occidental in fact she says not skinny enough.To find my place. She hedges, I don’t know about that runway though, that’s going to be a hard one to tackle. Everyone realizes why a new common language would be desirable: one could refuse to pay expensive translators.A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are forA Julien Macdonald customer doesn’t sit in the corner of a room, she is the room she’s the host the designer laughed when we met him yesterday afternoon to see the range for the first time. My pieces aren’t shy. It is full-on cocktail red carpet glamour.You don’t necessarily wear them to the supermarket on a Saturday morning with the kids, but with my jewellery they probably will.These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life.Cue a collection of high-wattage necklaces, adorned with nugget and crystals wild-cat cocktail rings, abstract drop earrings, and spectacular statement chokers inspired by the flora and fauna of safari.The most beautiful people we have known are those:explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncingpleasure and praising pain was bornthe system and expound the actual teachingsgreat explorer of the truthTo take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) They released me in this campaign with everyone else there no distinction. It’s not a separate section for plus size girls she says. The model is talking about booking her latest gig, modeling WordPress underwear in the brand latest Perfectly Fit campaign, which was shot by Lachian Bailey. It was such a surreal moment cried she admitted.The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is just be nice to everyone and always smile.It’s kind of confusing because I’m a bigger girl, Dalbesio says. I’m not the biggest girl on the market but I’m definitely bigger than all the girls [Calvin Klein] has ever worked with, so that is really intimidating. She wasn’t sure, she said of the shoot, what was expected from her in terms of her size or shape.Refreshingly, what was expected of her was the same thing that was expected of Lara Stone: to take a beautiful picture.Emotional discomfort, when accepted, rises, crests and falls in a series of waves.You must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in. Give up all the other worlds Except the one in which you belong.So simple, yet so essential, the white shirt is the foundation of any wardrobe. It’s also the most multi-functional item, taking you from work to play with just the quick unfastening of a couple of buttons. It matter what style fitted boyfriend etc or even what fabric from silk to heavy cotton go with whatever suits your personal style best.Calvin Klein known for launching the careers of such svelte models as Brooke Shields and Kate Moss to cast a model who deviates from the size standard and make a fuss about it to Dalbesio who spent years.must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncingpleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete accountthe system and expound the actual teachingsgreat explorer of the truth, the master builder of human happiness.Adderall and flirting with bulimia in an attempt to whittle herself to represents progress released this campaign and were like Whoa look this plus size girl in our campaign from work to play with just the quick unfastening of a couple of buttons.center_img Be the change that you wish to see in the worldlast_img read more


Minister Murray Underscores Importance of Sustainable Use of Marine Resources

Posted On Jan 14 2020 by

first_imgMinister of Mines and Energy, Gesler Murray, addresses the Blue Oceans Conference in Monrovia.Liberia’s Minister of Mines and Energy, Gesler E. Murray, said the protection and sustainable use of marine resources are cardinal steps to a healthy environment and, as such, everyone should ensure that the basin of the ocean remains clean.Murray, who declared the historical Blue Oceans Conference (BOC) opened in Monrovia on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, stressed the need for political commitment, and new partnerships in promoting the “Blue Ocean Environment.”“We need strong political leadership — political will and commitment and new partnerships, based on the existing legal framework,” he added.He said there is an urgent need to redeem it from pollution, and promote a better ocean economy in the country.“Oceans provide food, energy, water, jobs and economic benefits for people in every country, even the ones that are landlocked, which are a crucial buffer-against climate change and a massive resource for sustainable development,” he said.Murray made the statement at the start of the BOC, which is being organized by the Liberian government in partnership with the Embassy of Sweden in Monrovia and Conservation International (CI).Murray said that rising sea levels threaten Liberia-and the West African region more broadly, thus becoming more acidic; causing coral bleaching and reducing biodiversity.Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Executive Director, Dr. Nathaniel T. Blama, stressed the need for a sustained and universal commitment to keep moving forward.Blama said that the conference will discuss new ways to monitor, and address climate change and the ocean.“We are going to examine innovative means for mitigating the flow of pollution from land to ocean, and we will continue to outline further plans for the West African community to come together to preserve our fish stocks and prevent illegal fishing,” he said.Charles Gono, Deputy Commissioner for Technical Services at the Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA), said the ongoing conference is of great importance, because it is the second largest flag state in the world with over 4,000 vessels flying over its oceans, seas, lakes, rivers and other water bodies.“Liberia is aware of the importance of combating and mitigating marine pollution, reducing emissions to limit climate change and (ocean acidification) and its critical role in setting and implementing policies to reach national target,” Gono said.Dr. Sebastian Toreng, CI executive vice president, said the conference is about how the world can turn the threats to ocean health into opportunities for people, communities, companies and the governments.“It is about how we can generate social and economic improvements through making fisheries and aquaculture sustainable. It is about how we turn efforts to prevent marine pollution into an opportunity for businesses and income, and it is about how we can best harness the promise of the blue economy for Africa and her people,” Sebastian said.Madam Carin Jamtin, Director General of the Swedish Development Corporation (SIDA), said that the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas, and marine resources corresponds with SIDA’s mission to reduce poverty in the world.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Man found with TV, DVD suspected to be stolen

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgPolice ranks in ‘D’ Division (West Demerara) on Friday morning arrested a man who was found in possession of some electronic appliances that were suspected to be stolen.According to reports, under the command of Divisional Commander, Senior Superintendent Edmond Cooper, ranks conducted a stop and search operation atThe items suspected to be stolenthe western end of the Demerara Harbour Bridge at about 03:45h.During the operation, they observed the suspect with a 32” Toshiba flat screen television and a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) player. At the time, he was a passenger inside a taxi which was about to cross the bridge.The suspect, a resident of Old Road, Stanleytown, West Bank Demerara (WBD), told the officers that the articles belonged to an individual in his community but on verifying, the person denied ownership.As such, the items were confiscated and the suspected detained. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more


Pac-10 roundup: Cougars get to 20 wins

Posted On Jan 11 2020 by

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Derrick Low and Kyle Weaver each scored 12 points and No. 14 Washington State used smothering defense to beat No. 25 Stanford 58-45 on Thursday night to reach 20 wins for the first time since the 1993-94 season. Ivory Clark scored 11 points and Robbie Cowgill 10 as the host Cougars (20-4, 9-3 Pac-10) remained second in the conference. No. 13 Oregon 55, Arizona St. 51: Tajuan Porter scored 24 points and the host Ducks (20-4, 8-4 Pac-10) held on to beat the visiting Sun Devils (6-17, 0-12). Aaron Brooks, who started the game as the Pac-10’s leading scorer at 20.8 points, equalled his season-low with five points. Washington 79, California 71: Jon Brockman had 22 points – 17 in the second half – and 14 rebounds to lead the Huskies (15-8, 5-7) past the visiting Golden Bears (12-11, 4-7). No. 24 Arizona 72, Oregon St 66: Marcus Williams scored 23 points to lead visiting Arizona (16-7, 7-5) past the Beavers (9-16, 1-11). center_img Stanford (15-7, 7-4) shot just 28 percent in the game, had 12 shots blocked and suffered 15 turnovers in posting a season-low score. The Cardinal, which came in averaging 72 points, was led by Brook Lopez’s 13 points. Stanford beat Washington State in overtime earlier this season, and had won three straight against the Cougars. But the Cardinal went on a prolonged drought, scoring just eight points over the final 8:40 of the first half and the first 10 minutes of the second half. last_img read more


COUNCILLOR CALLS FOR IRISH WATER TO REPLACE DONEGAL’S OLD LEAD PIPING

Posted On Dec 28 2019 by

first_imgSinn Féin Councillor Liam Doherty will table a motion to Donegal County Council urging Irish Water to make significant improvements to the county’s decaying water infrastructure, calling on the utility to replace all of the network’s current lead piping.Cllr Liam DohertyThe Stranorlar Electoral Area Councillor submitted the motion on Friday and is expected to raise it during the next meeting of Donegal County Council on Monday (May 25th).He said at present, old lead piping is quite prolific throughout the network, and it is generally found in the service connections which are the pipes running from the mains to a property. “However, the replacement of lead pipes is not part of Irish Water’s “first fix free” programme, where leaks to pipes outside the hall door and within the grounds of the property are supposed to be repaired by the company.”“The financial burden should not fall on individual households to upgrade the pipes within their homes. This is unacceptable particularly when you consider that residents generally had no input into the type of piping which was installed to service their property to begin with.”“As many people will already be aware, the potential for lead contamination from old lead piping is quite possible and is also something which could pose some serious health concerns – particularly for babies, very young children and pregnant women.”“Lead can enter tap water through corrosion of plumbing materials and homes built before the eighties are more likely to have lead pipes and fixtures servicing them.” “In my motion on Monday, I am calling on Irish Water to initiate a county wide programme of infrastructural upgrades in order to replace all lead piping which at present represents an expansive proportion of the network.”“Also, I am calling on the Local Authority to facilitate such a programme by advising the utility as to which areas within Donegal are of particular concerns with regards to the likelihood of lead contamination to the public water supply.”COUNCILLOR CALLS FOR IRISH WATER TO REPLACE DONEGAL’S OLD LEAD PIPING was last modified: May 19th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


‘DON’T LEAVE YOUR OFFICE!’ – WHAT PUPILS TOLD THEIR SCHOOL PRINCIPAL DAD

Posted On Dec 28 2019 by

first_imgTake two…Colm Breathnach getting his father, also Colm Breathnach’s tie straighten up for his life journey ahead. Colm Og started in the Gealscoil Adhamhnain in Letterkenny Co Donegal this week in junior infants , his father Colm started in the Gealscoil Adhamhnain as the new principal. (Photo Cristeph/Brian McDaid)The first day at school was an even more daunting experience for onenew prinicpal this week as he also had to welcome one very specialpupil – his own son!Father and son Colm and Colm Og Breathnach both walked through thegates of Gaelscoil Adhamhnain in Letterkenny, together forthe first time.Colm Snr, a well-known hurler and musician, was appointed principal atthe 435 pupil school in the summer.But coincidentally his youngest son Colm Og was also due to start onthe same day. Colm already had two other children, Cormac, who is in third class andSadbh, who is in second class, at the school.Upon taking up his role, Colm revealed that his children had only onevery important piece of advice for him.“They told me to stay in my office,” laughed Colm.“I think they were afraid I was going to embarrass them or something.As if a father would do something like that! “I’m still getting into the swing of things but everyone has been verywelcoming. Both the teachers and parents have ben great and I’mfinding my feet fast.“I just hope I don’t do anything to embarrass my children that theycan’t get over,” added Colm, who is originally from the gaeltacht inWaterford but based in Donegal since 2000.Colm said the journey in the car to school was actually a lot easierthan he thought it would be.“Instead of having to drop the kids off and go to the other schoolwhere I taught previously, we all just come in the one car.“My wife Sinead is a teacher in the girl’s school in Letterkenny butshe starts at a different time so we have to take the two cars anyway.But sure it’s all working out just fine now,” he said. So who exactly makes the lunches in the Breathnach household now thatmost of them are heading to the same school at day.“Let’s say for argument’s sake that I do. I know my wife might havesomething to say about that but I will claim that I do,” he added.‘DON’T LEAVE YOUR OFFICE!’ – WHAT PUPILS TOLD THEIR SCHOOL PRINCIPAL DAD was last modified: September 5th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Colm Breathnachdonegalfirst dayletterkennypupilstacherlast_img read more


TORY ISLAND TO SHOWCASE UNIQUE WILDLIFE WEEKEND IN JUNE

Posted On Dec 28 2019 by

first_imgFEATURES: The National Biodiversity Data Centre and The Heritage Council launched Ireland’s first-ever Wildlife Weekend today.The weekend will take place from 9-12 June this year, showcasing the unique wildlife and heritage of five of the country’s offshore islands. Supported by the Heritage Council and organised by the National Biodiversity Data Centre, the weekend aims to introduce people to the special world of wildlife in five very unique settings: Cape Clear, Inis Mór, Clare Island, Tory Island and Bere Island.The weekend will feature a rich and diverse programme of family-friendly events on the five islands, which includes whale and dolphin trips, foraging along the seashore, walks exploring the coast flora and insect life, nocturnal bat walks and star gazing and manymore events showcasing some of the best of the island’s natural heritage.The weekend will culminate in Island BioBlitz, a unique race against time to see which of Ireland’s five offshore islands can record the most wildlife species over a 24-hour period.From 12:00hrs on June 11to 12:00hrs on 12 June, experts and members of the public on the five islands will compete against each other to see which island has the greatest diversity of wildlife and where the most wildlife species can be found. This will require a huge effort, with the winning island probably having to recording over 1,000 species.Heritage Council CEO, Michael Starrett at the launch said “Ireland’s natural heritage is a vital national asset that brings great joy to adult and child alike as well as supporting our lives though the many services they provide.Wildlife Weekend aims to encourage people to have a direct experience of our unique wildlife by inviting everyone to join in the week-long festivities on some of our most special offshore islands”.According to Liam Lysaght, Director of the National Biodiversity Data Centre, “Island BioBlitz is a fun event where experts and members of the public join forces to explore the rich diversity of life found on our off-shore islands.It is a race against time to see which island can record the most species of wildlife over a 24 hour period, but it is also a celebration of the unique heritage and character ofIreland’s off-shore islands”.More information on the week’s events can be found on www.wildlifeweekend.com and more information on the BioBlitz can be found on www.BioBlitz.ie TORY ISLAND TO SHOWCASE UNIQUE WILDLIFE WEEKEND IN JUNE was last modified: April 13th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:FeaturesnewsTory IslandWildlife Weekendlast_img read more