first_imgThe Interior Department’s Fish and Wildlife Service is finally going through the backlog of over 258 threatened species in the United States to decide which ones will be granted protection under the 1973 Endangered Species Act. The long-delayed action comes out the the 2011 settlement of two lawsuits with conservationists. According to the schedule drafted by the service on February 8, they will decide by September whether to add 97 species to the endangered list. The plan is to have gone through the entire list by 2018.The list includes the eastern massasauga rattlesnake and several other species from the east coast.last_img read more

first_imgYoung in particular is displaying more than just the fashion sense that got him on a GQ list. Young had 14 of his 21 points in the second half as the Lakers (6-7) pulled away after Golden State caught them at 63-63. He hit two 3-pointers as the Lakers closed the third period with a 12-0 run.“He got it going sharing the rock,” Young said, crediting Farmar. “We’ve kind of been playing together for a while, so we already had that chemistry coming in. I feel comfortable with him out there.“I’m getting comfortable, everybody’s starting to fill in their roles on the team.”It all comes with the backdrop of Bryant’s comeback, which has been fast-tracked this week with his return to practice. D’Antoni didn’t seem to think Bryant’s return to the court would interrupt whatever progress they had made to this point.“We’re well into the season where I think we’re good enough where we can do that,” D’Antoni said. “That’s one reason it was kind of good he backed off a hair so we could have one practice with the team. I’m sure everyone is sensitive about that, but it’s important to get him in there and practice normally.” The Lakers have impressed D’Antoni with their effort, but he’s also impressed with Young’s acceptance of his role off the bench since beginning the season in the starting lineup.“He has a great personality,” D’Antoni said. “He’s fun, he’s always up, he’s always laughing. Plus he’s playing defense, which makes his jokes even funnier. He’s concentrating, he has a lot of energy.”Already without guard Steve Nash, the Lakers also had to go without center Chris Kaman (back).On the day Gasol announced he would donate $1,000 per point to UNICEF for typhoon Haiyan relief, his wallet got lighter and lighter as the game progressed. Gasol had given away $24,000 and Steve Blake keyed a second-quarter run with two 3-pointers.“I definitely had that motivation of scoring points tonight for the Philippines,” Gasol said. “Once I started knocking down those outside shots, things opened up for me.” Gasol also reeled in $50 per point and $50 for each of his 10 rebounds from former coach Phil Jackson, but could have scored another $1,000 if he had taken Jackson’s challenge to draw a charging foul.“Charges are not my thing,” Gasol said. “Phil knows that. It wasn’t on my mind at the time. I had too many things on my mind already. I wished I could’ve taken a charge so he contributes a little more.”The Warriors had to go without guard Stephen Curry, who sat out with a mild concussion. They had Andre Iguodala take over point guard duties and Golden State got off to a predictably slow start but didn’t go away.Curry was a game-time decision for Coach Mark Jackson, who got a bigger headache when Iguodala had to leave in the third quarter with a strained hamstring.Farmar made 6 of 9 shots and added 14 points and eight assists with no turnovers.“That’s the guy we need every night,” D’Antoni said of Farmar. Blake finished with 14 points for the Lakers, who saw a bit of a dip in production from Jordan Hill (10 points, nine rebounds) for the first time since he took over the starting job.That just might underscore the value Hill has shown in his four starts, during which he he averaged 18.8 points and 12 rebounds.“Everybody’s been impressed,” D’Antoni said of Hill. “It’s not like he’s hitting 3’s or falling down and throwing in shots and it may not last — he’s doing what he does and he’s able to sustain the energy for 30-some minutes, which is notable. He’s playing at a very high level.”David Lee scored 21 points and had 13 rebounds and Harrison Barnes had 20 to lead Golden State. Klay Thompson added 19 points. They’re not at the break-even mark yet, but something is starting to creep into the Lakers these days.They’re smiling. They’re having fun. Most importantly, as they await the return of Kobe Bryant, they’re playing with few worries, just as they did Friday night in their 102-95 win over Golden State at Staples Center.“To me the big thing is everybody’s accepting of the guy in front of him or beside him,” Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said. “Everybody’s rooting for everybody, and we just didn’t have that last year. Obviously we’re not as talented, but it’s a lot better team.”And the reserves are just not reserved at all. While Pau Gasol was scoring 24 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, Jordan Farmar and Nick Young came off the bench to help infuse 44 points into the effort.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

first_imgAs 2014 is coming to its end, in this period achieved results are being summarized. The most watched sports event in 2014 in our country was the first game of UEFA Europa League play-off on the Asim Ferhatovic stadium where Sarajevo played against Borussia Monchengladbach and was cheered by around 30.000 spectators.Sarajevo was defeated in the match with the German club with a score of 2:3. However, it will be remembered that the captain Dupovac with his team provided a great game against the favorized guests.Spectators have left the biggest Bosnian stadium pleased by the game they saw. The elected players by the former coach Dzenan Uscuplic have created a lot of opportunities.Goals for Sarajevo were achieved by Puzigaca and Duljevic. In both cases they equalized the result to 1:1, and 2:2.The team from Kosevo had a great support on that August night, and especially impressive was the choreography from the north grandstand. How impressive it was proves the fact that the official Facebook page of Tifo TV had released a photo of the north grandstand.Also, east and west grandstands were constantly giving support, they were 12th player of Sarajevo.Before the match against Borussia, Sarajevo eliminated Norwegian Haugesund and unexpectedly Greek Artromitos.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more