Police: Seeing bears right now is normal, what to do if you run into one

first_imgLast but not least, leave the bear alone if you see one. Streno added, “You want to make sure that you move slowly, that you keep looking at them, but you don’t want to make eye contact with them, you don’t want to do anything that’s going to make them think you’re threatening, even turning and running away could be perceived as threatening to a bear, and they could chase you down and people need to understand, you will not outrun a bear, no one is going to.” V.P.D. said it’s nothing out of the ordinary to see bears this time of year including during the day as they’re on the search for food. Following these tips, Streno said get away from the bear to somewhere safe. More tips: (WBNG) — As the weather warms up, the Vestal Police Department is sharing how to avoid bears on your property and what to do if you run into one. Lieutenant Christoper Streno told 12 News Wednesday, put the bird feeders away and don’t have trash or food scraps hanging around. Plus, make sure there’s no dog or cat food lying around that might lure in a bear. You can call the police if you see one, they may check it out as a safety precautionIf you see a bear, don’t let your pets outsideIf you ever come across an injured bear, do not approach itlast_img read more

‘Little brown girl’: Australian Biden-Harris cartoon sparks furor

first_imgFormer attorney-general Mark Dreyfus tweeted, “If The Australian has any respect for decency and standards it must apologize immediately, and never again publish cartoons like this.”But The Australian’s editor-in-chief, Christopher Dore, stood by the cartoon, saying Leak was mocking Biden’s own words.”The words ‘little black and brown girls’ belong to Joe Biden, not Johannes, and were uttered by the presidential candidate when he named Kamala Harris as his running mate yesterday; he repeated them in a tweet soon after,” Dore said in a note to the newspaper’s staff, provided to Reuters by Murdoch’s News Corp.Biden had tweeted on Thursday, regarding his choice of Harris as his vice presidential candidate: “This morning, little girls woke up across this nation — especially Black and Brown girls who so often may feel overlooked and undervalued in our society — potentially seeing themselves in a new way: As the stuff of Presidents and Vice Presidents.” Dore said, “The intention of Johannes’s commentary was to ridicule identity politics and demean racism, not perpetuate it.”Leak did not immediately respond to an email request for comment.Another Murdoch publication in Australia faced condemnation in 2018 over a cartoon of tennis star Serena Williams having a temper tantrum at the US Open.Fans, celebrities and civil rights groups called the caricature racist, but Australia’s media watchdog last year ruled that cartoon was not racist.Topics : A cartoon in Australia’s biggest national newspaper drew condemnation on Friday as being racist for portraying US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden describing his new running mate, Kamala Harris, as “this little brown girl”.The cartoon by Johannes Leak in Rupert Murdoch’s The Australian newspaper, known for its conservative views, depicted a beaming Biden saying Harris, the first Black woman on a major-party national ticket, would help “heal a nation divided by racism” while he went “for a lie-down.””It’s offensive and racist,” Andrew Giles, an Australian Labor politician and shadow cabinet minister, said on Twitter.This is appalling. https://t.co/rnQUOuTeUA— Andrew Giles MP (@andrewjgiles) August 13, 2020last_img read more

UEFA give Rovers Tallaght approval

first_img “We were pushing hard to have the games played at Tallaght, and are delighted that UEFA have given us the go-ahead.” The stadium hosted Shamrock’s Champions League and Europa League qualifiers earlier this season. UEFA completed an inspection of the 6,500-capacity stadium – opened in 2009 – on Tuesday, and approval was given on Thursday for Shamrock Rovers to open their campaign there again Rubin Kazan on September 15. “It is wonderful news for us as a club, but also for the Tallaght area,” said Rovers chairman Jonathan Roche. Shamrock Rovers have been given the green light to play their Europa League group stage matches at their Tallaght Stadium home.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

African Youth Championship: Nigerians off to Senegal on Wednesday

first_imgNigeria’s Flying Eagles will depart for the African Youth Championship in Senegal on Wednesday, officials have announced.The Flying Eagles secretary Aliyu Ibrahim Awal disclosed that the team will fly out of Abuja via Lagos and Banjul, Gambia, to Dakar.“We will leave Abuja Wednesday afternoon on our way to Dakar,” said the top team official.The team will begin their quest for the 2015 AYC on Sunday against hosts Senegal.Kick-off time is 5.30 pm Nigerian time at the Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor in Dakar.They will also take on Congo March 11 and Cote d’Ivoire March 14. The final group game against the Ivorians will be played at the Stade Caroline Faye in M’bour, which is a short bus ride from Dakar and the base for Group B.The four semi-finalists at this tournament will represent Africa at the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup to be staged in New Zealand from May. Flying Eagles final AYC squad:  Goalkeepers: Joshua Enaholo, Sunday Alampasu, Olorunleke OjoDefenders: Musa Muhamed, Zaharadeen Bello, Izu Omego, Mustapha Abdullahi, Samuel Okon, Abdulganiyu SaheedMidfielders: Ifeanyi Matthew, Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, Akinjide Idowu, Obinna Nwobodo, Bernard Bulbwa, Abdullahi AlfaStrikers: Taiwo Awoniyi, Christian Pyagbara, Abdullahi Ibrahim Alhassan ‘Muazam’, Usman Hassan, Chidera Ezeh, Wasiu Jimoh–last_img read more