Secretary must stand up for public lands

first_imgAs our 26th president, Roosevelt worked tirelessly to stop special interests from developing and privatizing the wild lands that he treasured, conserving more than 230 million acres by establishing 150 national forests, 51 federal bird reserves, four national game preserves, five national parks and 18 national monuments.Sportsmen have applauded Secretary Zinke for some of his Roosevelt-like actions, such as advocating for public lands adjacent to Yellowstone National Park and proposing the expansion of hunting and fishing on 10 national wildlife refuges.Yet, we will continue to hold the secretary accountable for pursuing the rollback of conservation protections on millions of acres of national monuments, scrapping collaborative habitat management plans for sage grouse, and not fighting administration proposals to cut popular public access programs like the Land and Water Conservation Fund.These actions threaten to undermine Roosevelt’s legacy, and I join back-country hunters and anglers in urging Secretary Zinke to do the right thing and stand up for our public lands.John BaroneBallston SpaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGuilderland girls’ soccer team hands BH-BL first league loss Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion When Ryan Zinke was nominated by the Trump administration to oversee more than 500 million acres of our American public lands as interior secretary, sportsmen had high hopes that he would be, in his words, “a Teddy Roosevelt guy.”last_img read more

Etebo doubtful for Benin Republic, Lesotho ties

first_imgRelatedPosts Benin Republic man defrauds Nigerian couple of N5m to solve spiritual problem How we come from Benin Republic to rob in Nigeria, took N500,000, others from couple — Suspect COVID-19: 13 more Nigerian from Canada, Germany, France arrive Seme Border Stoke City midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo’s return to the Super Eagles line up may take a little longer, if reports from England is anything to go by.According to reports, the midfielder suffered injury relapse in a Championship tie against Sheffield Wednesday.The midfielder, who returned from injury against Fulham at the weekend, was pulled out after 21 minutes of action.Etebo was involved from start to finish for the Nathan Jones’ men as they secured an impressive 2-0 win over Fulham at the Bet 365 Stadium.In Etebo’s absence, Nigeria would bank on Glasgow Rangers sensation, Joe Aribo, Wilfried Ndidi, Ramon Azeez of Granada FC, Spain and PAOK Salonica’s Anderson Esiti.The three-time African champions will host Benin Republic on November 11 and play away to Lesotho in Maseru on November 19.He missed Nigeria’s friendly against Brazil in SingaporeTags: benin republiclast_img read more

#Donkomi: Everton, Southampton join Man United in Mohammed Salisu chase

first_imgManchester United and Everton are reportedly set to battle it out for Ghanaian center back Mohammed Salisu’s signature.The Real Valladolid defender, 21, will be available for just £10.8million due to a release clause in his contract.According to the Daily Mail, Everton, United and Southampton have all made enquiries for Salisu.The Ghanaian also has an offer on the table from Ligue 1 side Rennes as they have agreed to pay his release clause.But it is understood that he would prefer a move to the Premier League this summer.The 6ft 3in defender has attracted a wide range of interest following his impressive spell of form in Spain.He tops the list of LaLiga defenders for the most clearances with a whopping 136 already this season.Left-footed Salisu is under contract with Real Valladolid until the summer of 2022.Spanish side Atletico Madrid, Newcastle United and Norwich City have also been linked to the centre-half.last_img read more