Email ABC Ballarat By Sian Johnson Posted November 14, 2019 17:57:38 Video: Duck hunters filmed using an airboat to flush out prey (ABC News) Related Story: Duck hunters caught on video illegally pursuing game with airboat Map: Geelong 3220 A Geelong man has been fined $5,000 for illegally using an airboat during the closing weekend of the 2018 duck-hunting season.Victoria's Game Management Authority (GMA) seized the watercraft after footage emerged of it being used to flush out birds.The footage was taken at Cundare Pool, an open waterway beside Lake Corangamite, west of Geelong.The man charged over the incident pleaded guilty in Geelong Magistrates Court to wilfully disturbing protected wildlife.No conviction was recorded and the boat will be returned to the man.'It will not be tolerated'On its website, the GMA states shooters can "hunt duck from a boat under power up to a speed of five knots on waterways such as rivers, creeks and streams".Hunting from a running … [Read more...] about Geelong man fined $5,000 for using airboat to flush out birds during duck-hunting season
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Video PlayerClose DUBAI, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- China coach Marcello Lippi announced resignation here on Thursday after China lost to Syria 2-1 in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian Zone qualification. The Italian made the announcement at the post-match press conference. "I was well paid and I take the full responsibility. I am now announcing my resignation and I will be no longer the coach of Team China," the 71-year-old said. The two sides tied 1-1 before the interval and looked rather balanced in the second half until Chinese defender Zhang Linpeng deflected substitute Omar Khrbin's pass into his own net in the 76th minute. China now sit in second place in the five-team Group A with seven points from four games, five points behind group leader Syria. Having seen an unexpected 0-0 draw with the Philippines on October 15, China are in danger of missing the final round of the Asian Zone qualifying. Only the top team from the eight groups and the four best second-place finishers will advance. … [Read more...] about Lippi announces resignation after China lose 2-1 to Syria in FIFA World Cup qualifier
Gurugram The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is planning to impose a penalty of ₹5,000 to ₹21,500 on people parking vehicles illegally on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, after the Centre issued a notification in September, asking the authority to regulate traffic on the highways. The NHAI has also proposed to penalise owners of animals, found straying on the expressway, ₹12,500. The new penalty will be implemented after the proposed quantum of fines is approved by the NHAI headquarters in Delhi, officials familiar with the matter said. “The enforcement provisions have been given to us by the Central government. We sent a list of the proposed fines to the chairperson earlier this month for approval. We will start implementing these rules on the expressway after the approval comes through,” an NHAI official said. NHAI officials said that between the highways authority’s office at Sirhaul and Kherki Daula toll … [Read more...] about Blocking expressway roads to cost offenders more
The two decades of our "spectacular economic progress" has side-stepped vast swath of our underprivileged that oscillates between twenty per cent and one-fifth of our population, writes M R Venkatesh.Calculated by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a comprehensive measure to track hunger globally, regionally and by country. Reducing a complex set of narratives into simple numbers, the GHI focuses on the successes and failures of respective countries in tackling the menace of hunger over a period of time. By creating awareness and understanding of the problem, IFPRI aims to trigger actions to reduce hunger. Combining equally weighted indicators, this index includes three basic constituents: one, per centage of undernourished in the population, two, prevalence of underweight in children under five years and three, under-five mortality rate. The latest GHI report brings about some dismal figures relating to India. Ranked … [Read more...] about UPA government: A decade of decay!
Video PlayerClose XIAMEN, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- An airplane departed from Xiamen, a coastal city of east China's Fujian Province Thursday morning, carrying a special passenger -- the Chinese sea goddess Mazu. She is heading to Thailand for cultural exchanges. As the statue of the Chinese sea goddess Mazu arrived at the Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, passersby craned their necks and took out their phones to take photos of her. "I've never seen a statue of a goddess taking a plane," said Ricardo Solis, a Mexican who took a raft of pictures to record this once-in-a-lifetime scene. The goddess, known for her benevolence, had no privilege in this trip. The name on her boarding pass showed her original name, Lin Mo, and she sat in economy class. The airline removed a seat configuration with three seats to place the goddess statue together with two other fairy figures that traditionally protect Mazu. Prior to her arrival in Xiamen, a ferry, with the statue of Mazu aboard, set sail on … [Read more...] about Feature: Chinese sea goddess Mazu “flies” to Thailand for cultural exchanges