Bali sea turtles set free after poacher arrests

first_imgTopics : “Hopefully these 25 turtles will survive so that they can lay their eggs again,” said Bali conservation agency chief Agus Budi Santosa, adding that 11 others rescued at the time would be freed later.The turtles, which can grow to more than a meter (three feet) in length and weigh upwards of 300 kilograms (700 pounds), are under threat due to poaching and habitat destruction.Their eggs are considered a delicacy and they are also slaughtered for their meat, skin and shells. Around two dozen green turtles were released back to the wild in Bali on Wednesday after the endangered creatures were rescued from poachers on the Indonesian holiday island.Marine officials carefully guided the giant reptiles as they thrashed their flippers in the sand to propel themselves toward the water. The turtles were among 36 seized after a raid last month that saw the arrest of several suspected traffickers — who could face five years behind bars if convicted under Indonesia’s wildlife protection laws.last_img read more

2016 national de­cal placement program announced for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – The final portion of IMCA’s 2016 national decal program have been announced, with information released for the Stock Car division.Dirt Defender has signed on as part of that program, which also includes EngineQuest – title sponsor for both Northern and Southern regions – Speedway Motors, Intercomp, Holley, MSD, Sunoco and Fast Shafts.“The Stock Car division was the last to be announced because we wanted to confirm a couple of agreements and make sure we got Dirt Defender on board,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “Now that we have those solidified we’ll get the decals distributed before the majority of our tracks open weekly.”Drivers must provide proof of decal placement to become eligible for national and regional point fund shares. Car photos can be mailed to Yoder at the IMCA home office or emailed to kyoder@imca.com.Decal packets, which also include applicable contingency sign-up forms, are being mailed beginning this month to drivers who have purchased 2016 licenses.Deadline for submitting car photos and contingency forms is Aug. 1.last_img read more

Herbert Mensah lashes out at authorities for ignoring families of May 9 victims

first_imgFormer Asante Kotoko chairman Herbert Mensah believes not enough has been done for families of victims of the May 9 stadium disaster.Ghana will be remembering the over 126 soccer fans who lost their lives in a stampede which occurred at the Accra Sport Stadium when Hearts of Oak clashed with Asante Kotoko in 2001.Today ( Monday) marks exactly 15 years the sad event occurred and the then chairman of Asante Kotoko Herbert Mensah says enough has not been done for this worst disaster.“As you see for fifteen year we have not had any political recognition, any political assistance, we have not had proper association with the football association,” he saidThe people in authority who should know better have shown that they do not know better, those that should have had greater concern for the families and not their political images have shown over the years that they are not worth the positions in which they sit“The people who matter are the families of whom we give respect to year in and year out and we ensure the world does not forget.” –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more