UN’s Tauli-Corpuz, accused of terrorism in her native Philippines, plans to keep investigating ‘atrocities’ against indigenous peoples at home

first_imgActivism, Endangered Environmentalists, Environment, Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Rights Victoria Tauli-Corpuz is one of the most prominent figures in the global movement for indigenous rights.This month, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration included her name on a list of suspected terrorists, along with a number of other environmental and human rights defenders.The Philippines is already the most dangerous country in Asia in which to be an environmental defender, with 41 murders recorded last year. Tauli-Corpuz fears it may be getting worse. After Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the United Nations special rapporteur on indigenous rights, was included on a list of some 600 people the government of her native Philippines wants declared as terrorists, her colleagues described the move as “retaliation” for her speaking out against recent attacks on indigenous Lumad communities on the country’s main southern island of Mindanao.“I agree with that totally,” Tauli-Corpuz told Mongabay in a phone interview on March 16, citing a series of vitriolic remarks aimed at U.N. rapporteurs by the administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte since last December, when she publicly condemned the displacement and killings of Lumads in Mindanao. The region has been under a state of martial law since Islamist militants took over the city of Marawi there in May. (The U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, Agnes Callamard, has also provoked Duterte by criticizing the deaths linked to his war on drugs.)Tauli-Corpuz is the highest-profile name on a petition filed in court this month by the Philippine justice ministry accusing hundreds of people, many of whom are indigenous leaders and environmental activists, of being communist guerrillas associated with the New People’s Army, the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines. Tauli-Corpuz insists she has no connection with either group.A Kankana-ey-Igorot woman from the mountainous Cordillera region in the northern Philippines, Tauli-Corpuz has become one of the most prominent figures in the global movement for the recognition of indigenous rights. She worked for years as a community organizer on her home island of Luzon, and helped lead the successful push to get the U.N. General Assembly to adopt the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2007.Tauli-Corpuz also chaired the Cordillera Peoples Allliance, a federation of indigenous peoples’ organizations, in the early 1990s. The list of alleged terrorists, meanwhile, includes a handful of former CPA officials. One of them is Joan Carling, who is now co-convener of the Indigenous Peoples Majors Group for Sustainable Development, which coordinates indigenous participation in international forums. Carling is also an expert member of the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.“I have fought for human rights and, in particular, the rights of indigenous peoples my entire life,” Carling said in a statement posted to Facebook, adding, “I therefore denounce this unfounded and false accusation, which not only poses a risk to my security, but is also an affront to the exercise of the fundamental rights and freedoms associated with democratic governance, and to the human rights obligations of the Philippine government.”“I call on the international community to show solidarity and express their concern to the Philippine Government,” Carling added.Joan Carling at the World Conference of Indigenous Women, in Lima, Peru, in 2013. This month she was included on a list of suspected terrorists in her native Philippines. Photo courtesy of Digital Democracy/Flickr.Anyone designated a terrorist in the Philippines can be subject to government monitoring of their movements and communications. The state can freeze their bank accounts.The petition comes at a time when President Duterte is overseeing a vicious war on drugs in which thousands of alleged dealers and users have been slain by police and vigilantes since he took office in 2016. Carlos H. Conde, Philippines researcher for Human Rights Watch, called the petition a “virtual government hit list.” “There’s a long history in the Philippines of the state security forces and pro-government militias assassinating people labeled as [New People’s Army] members or supporters,” he said. AMAN, the main indigenous rights organization in neighboring Indonesia, accused Duterte of “criminalizing” indigenous leaders. AMAN said it was “deeply disturbed to see how the Philippines, once an inspiration to indigenous organizations throughout the world … has descended into being a virtual police state, where any individual or organization who challenges the Executive is accused of terrorism.”Thousands of Lumads have been forced from their homes during the past two years, said Tauli-Corpuz, whose position at the U.N. mandates her to conduct fact-finding missions in countries where indigenous rights are under threat. While this is partly to do with the ongoing military crackdown on the insurgency in Mindanao, the violence is also the result of conflict between indigenous communities and companies eyeing their ancestral lands, especially for mining and, increasingly, oil palm plantations. The government has announced plans to add 10,000 square kilometers (3,860 square miles) of oil palm, an area larger than Puerto Rico, almost all of it in Mindanao.“They send the paramilitary groups, who are also sometimes members of those communities, and then they tell them to get out of those communities,” Tauli-Corpuz said. “Maybe the idea is to get them out so there will be no people supporting the guerrillas. I guess that’s their thinking. But how can you displace people who have been in their territory since time immemorial?”Tauli-Corpuz said she was “constantly trying to raise this issue with the government so that they will be able to do something about it. We are also of course talking to some of the politicians who speak out against these kinds of atrocities.”“It’s not just displacements, it’s also killings,” she said. “Recently there have been several indigenous people and also leaders who have been assassinated.”The Philippines is already the second most dangerous country in the world, after Brazil, in which to be an environmental defender, according to Global Witness. Forty-one activists were slain in the Southeast Asian country in 2017, the NGO reported. Tauli-Corpuz fears the climate may be worsening under Duterte. “It’s very dangerous now for anyone who wants to protect the environment or defend their lands, because of these kinds of extrajudicial means of going against people who are resisting and protesting.”Banner image: Victoria Tauli-Corpuz on a panel in Geneva in 2015. Photo courtesy of UN Geneva/Flickr.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? 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I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredcenter_img Article published by Philip Jacobsonlast_img read more

DONEGAL DISABILITY CAMPAIGNER LEFT HORRIFIED AT REPULSIVE POSTS LEFT ON LOCAL FACEBOOK PAGE

first_imgDonegal disability campaigner Frank Larkin.A local disability campaigner says he is horrified after horrific content poking fun at people who have disabilities was posted on a local Facebook page. Letterkenny Buy and Sell is a popular page which people use as a medium to interact on to sell and purchase a wide range of products and items.Thousands regularly browse the page to look for bargains, but recently users have been left shocked and disgusted after the page was hijacked by trolls. The trolls have bombarded the page with extremely offensive material which included a post in which they have advertised a spina bifida doll for sale.The organisers of the page have now ben forced to set up a new Letterkenny Buy and Sell page.They posted the image of a doll for sale with the following caption.“Spina bifida doll for sale, realistic in every way. Treat her like a real retard. $20 new.” That post is just one of a series of vile and absolutely repulsive posts that have been uploaded onto the page in recent days.We have refused to reproduce the horrific pictures posted on the site.Donegal disability campaigner Frank Larkin has been left horrified about the content on the page and Frank sent a complaint to Facebook regarding the issue.However, unbelievably Facebook deemed it not offensive which left Frank absolutely flabbergasted.Frank told Donegal Daily, “I’m totally horrified by the content that has been posted on this page, it’s absolutely outrageous and it’s deeply offensive. “I contacted Facebook immediately to make them aware of the situation that arose on the page and obviously was expecting them to do something about it.“So you can imagine why I was left stunned when I received a response from Facebook moderators who deemed it not offensive.A NEW Letterekenny Buy and Sell page has been set-up and you have to add it in order to be accepted and it now has a moderator which is weeding out and eliminating TROLLS to avoid a repeat of what is happening with the current page.TROLLS have continued to post on the old page and the latest contribution could be the most offensive and disgusting so far. They’ve advertised a white bucket for sale for €5, beside the bucket is an aborted foetus.People are being advised to be wary of friend requests from fake profiles on Facebook because TROLLS are doing it on order to get the private details of users.Mr Larkin is now considering contacting the Gardai about the matter.DONEGAL DISABILITY CAMPAIGNER LEFT HORRIFIED AT REPULSIVE POSTS LEFT ON LOCAL FACEBOOK PAGE was last modified: April 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalFacebookFrank LarkinLetterkenny Buy and Sellpostslast_img read more

Watch: Wake up and smell the coffee this Christmas with Irwin Expert Electrical

first_imgThis week in the All I Want for Christmas series with Irwin Expert Electrical, we take a look at superb coffee machines to give someone a great boost on Christmas morning!If you would like to treat someone special in your life to an aroma of coffee in their kitchen, Irwin Expert Electrical Letterkenny and Buncrana have a huge selection of Coffee Machines – the biggest brands at the best prices – starting from €39.If it’s good enough for George Clooney it’s good enough for you! Here, Paddy shows us the range of machines in store:Irwin Expert Electrical has TVs, Home Appliances, Built-In Appliances, Computers, Laptops, Small Kitchen Appliances and much much more instore for Christmas. The Letterkenny and Buncrana stores are the No. 1 Home Electrical Appliance Centres in the North West and their prices will not be beaten in Donegal and Inishowen!Bosch Tassimo Coffee Machines from only €39 at Irwin Expert Electrical Showrooms, Letterkenny & Buncrana. Receive Gifts Up to €100 When you buy any Nespresso Original Coffee Machine – As instore for details.The Nespresso Vertuo SignatureThe Vertuo brewing process naturally creates a silky and smooth crema, revealing the fresh aromas of the coffee only for you. You’ll find that each Vertuo capsule has a character of its own. Discover the smooth taste, full body and rich crema of each blend.The Nespresso Vertuo SignatureThe Vertuo brewing process naturally creates a silky and smooth crema, revealing the fresh aromas of the coffee only for you. You’ll find that each Vertuo capsule has a character of its own. Discover the smooth taste, full body and rich crema of each blend.The Nespresso VertuoOffering freshly brewed coffee with a rich crema, even in a large cup. The machine’s unique CentrifusionTM technology and specially crafted dedicated range of capsules allows you to make four cup sizes: Alto (414ml) Mug (230ml) Gran Lungo (150ml) Espresso (40ml)The Vertuo brewing process naturally creates a silky and smooth crema, revealing the fresh aromas of the coffee only for you. You’ll find that each Vertuo capsule has a character of its own. Discover the smooth taste, full body and rich crema of each blend.There is only one best taste: yours A perfect combination of dynamic design, state-of-the-art coffee technology and ease of use, Eletta Cappuccino is part of a new generation of De’Longhi bean to cup coffee makers to satisfy every coffee desire with taste and style.Automatic coffee recipes at the touch of a buttonDe’Longhi Eletta CappuccinoDe’Longhi Eletta Cappuccino is like having your very own Barista at home; serving your coffee shop favourites, from Americanos to frothy Cappuccinos to silk-smooth Flat Whites and all at the touch of a button.Your perfect coffee experience The De’Longhi Eletta Cappuccino grinds fresh beans and froths fresh milk for every cup to guarantee you the perfect taste. What’s more you can personalise the strength, length, temperature. If you love your lattes, cappuccinos and flat whites, you can even tailor the frothiness of the milk.Easy to Clean and MaintainWhen you turn on the De’Longhi Eletta Cappuccino it runs a rinse cycle to clean and heat the internal components. When you need to descale the mache it has an automatic process for that too. Used coffee is deposited in an internal container and the machine reminds you when to empty it. Easy. What’s more the patented milk carafe technology has an auto-clean feature so you can return any unused milk to the fridge; its parts are also dishwasher-safe.Irwin Expert Electrical’s Christmas Gift Experts will be delighted to help you choose the perfect Gift. They also accept SHOP LK vouchers. They are so thankful to their customers for shopping local and choosing Irwin Expert Electrical as their preferred Home Appliance, TV, Computer Centre & Household Electrical Retail Store for in the North West.Irwin Expert Electrical Letterkenny Showroom – Port Road, Letterkenny (Behind Browne Printers – Opposite Letterkenny Institute of Technology.Irwin Expert Electrical Buncrana Showroom – Maginn Avenue, Buncrana.Follow Us on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/irwinexpert/Watch: Wake up and smell the coffee this Christmas with Irwin Expert Electrical was last modified: December 13th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:all i want for christmascoffee machinesIrwin Expert Electricallast_img read more

ZooBurst Lets Kids Make Their Own AR Pop-up Book

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#Augmented Reality#web 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts audrey watterscenter_img 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout ZooBurst is a new digital storytelling service that blends two of the things I enjoyed most as a kid: writing my own stories and reading pop-up books. The browser-based tool allows users to write, illustrate, and share their own 3D storybooks.The 3D book-builder allows narration, images, animations, and speech balloons to be added to the story. Its interface is simple and certainly suitable for elementary-school age kids to use to create and illustrate their own stories.ZooBurst has an online viewer that allows you to “read” the books created with the tool, and these can be embedded elsewhere as well. As captivating as 3D storytelling can be to young users, it’s likely the augmented reality element that will make kids (and adults) love ZooBurst. Switching on AR mode enables your webcam to place the book virtually in your hands. And ZooBurst has recently added some gesture controls so you can turn the pages of your book by moving your hand in front of your camera.ZooBurst is still in alpha and is accepting new users on a rolling basis. According to project creator Craig Kapp, additional features are in the works, including the integration of audio effects, more customizable characters, and enhanced AR visualizations. ZooBurst also plans a “classroom management” tool so that teachers can manage their own students’ accounts from within the system. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

Two Maoists killed in Sukma

first_imgThe security forces gunned down two alleged members of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) in Sukma district of south Chhattisgarh on Saturday.The encounter took place in Burkapal area of Sukma when the District Reserve Guard (Chhattisgarh police’s special anti-Maoist unit) and the Special Task Force were conducting an anti-Maoist operation in the area.The security forces also recovered 11 country-made weapons from the spot of the encounter suggesting some more Maoists may have been injured or killed.In a separate development, Maharashtra police found one more body of a Maoist in Gadchiroli district.“A decomposed body was found in the forest near Indravati river in Tadgoan forest area of Gadchiroli where an encounter had taken place on last Sunday. One AK-47 rifle was also recovered during a search operation in the area today. Today’s recovery has taken the total number Maoists killed in Kasansur encounter to 34,” Gadchiroli police said in a statement.Mr.Abhinav Deshmukh, the district Superintendent of Police, Gadchiroli, informed that 19 bodies have been identified so far and 14 bodies have been handed over to the relatives of the deceased.last_img read more

ISL 2019-20: Manvir Singh’s Last-gasp Header Salvages a Point for FC Goa vs NorthEast United FC

first_img Asamoah Gyanfc goafootballindian football First Published: November 1, 2019, 10:13 PM IST Guwahati: FC Goa came up with yet another injury-time equaliser to salvage a point against NorthEast United FC in a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati on Friday.Goa did the same against Bengaluru FC in their previous Indian Super League 2019-20 match which finished 1-1, where Ferran Corominas scored a penalty. Hugo Boumous (31′) put Goa ahead in the first-half before NorthEast United came up with two second-half strikes from Asamoah Gyan (54′) and Redeem Tlang (74′). But despite a late red card to Seiminlen Doungel, Manvir Singh bagged a last-gasp equaliser for Goa.FULL-TIME A match filled with end-to-end action, goals, and late drama, ends with both team sharing the spoils.#NEUGOA #StrongerAsOne pic.twitter.com/JdsrLk0II7— NorthEast United FC (@NEUtdFC) November 1, 2019 NorthEast United were the first to threaten the goal when Milan Singh found Gyan at the edge of the box and the Ghanaian forced a good save from Mohammad Nawaz.The game was played from one end to another and Boumous was denied by the crossbar minutes later. Ahmed Jahouh found Ferran Corominas who released Boumous into the box but the Frenchman’s thunderous strike struck the woodwork.However, Boumous was not to be denied in the 31st minute. In a move that oozed quality, Brandon Fernandes played an excellent first-time through-ball off Corominas’ layoff to feed Boumous in behind the NorthEast defence. The midfielder skipped past the onrushing goalkeeper Subhasish Roy Chowdhury and calmly slotted into an empty net.NorthEast stepped up their efforts to find a goal and Gyan spurned two big chances to pull his team level in the first half. First, Mourtada Fall misplaced a simple pass into the feet of the forward but his shot from the edge of the box was hit straight at the goalkeeper. Five minutes before the break, the Ghanaian’s header was well saved by Nawaz.Gyan made his mark soon after the restart by scoring the equaliser. The striker, who pounced on Fall’s failure to intercept Rakesh Pradhan’s through-ball, latched on to the ball inside the box and curled a neat strike past Nawaz into the net.As the visitors tried to regain their lead, Subhasish pulled off a brilliant double save to keep his team in the game soon after the hour-mark. First, Corominas played Jackichand through into the box and the winger’s powerful effort was kept out by the diving goalkeeper. The rebound fell to Corominas lurking inside the box but Subhasish got up in time to block the Spaniard’s shot from close-range.NorthEast’s second-half intensity was rewarded in the 74th minute. Martin Chaves ran down the left flank and produced an accurate low cross for Redeem Tlang whose magnificent first-time strike left Nawaz rooted to the spot and put the home side into the lead.There was drama right at the end as Seiminlen Doungel’s poor tackle on Chaves was punished with a red card, which also saw both the teams also get involved in an ugly scuffle.But a 10-man Goa found joy in injury time when a free-kick into the box was flicked across goal by Fall. Manvir rose highest in the centre of the box to nod the ball in and give his side a point. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

From Drag-flicks to ‘Tiki Taka’: Hockey coach Harendra Singh plans football coaching stint

first_imgThere is “nothing left in hockey” for him, says former India men’s coach Harendra Singh, who is now planning to shift loyalties to football as he finds ‘The Beautiful Game’ quite similar to his “first love”.The seasoned coach was last month removed after India’s less than impressive performance in the World Cup. He was urged to take charge of the junior squad but Harendra refused to accept that position.”Hockey will always remain my first love. Whatever I am today is because of hockey. But now I have nothing in hockey, so I decided to enhance my knowledge and what better than in my second love football,” Harendra told PTI in an interview.The 50-year-old said he is a big football fan and admires the ‘Tiki-Taka’ short passing style of Spanish football, which according to him is quite similar to the Indian hockey team’s tactics. The Spanish team won its maiden World Cup title back in 2010 relying heavily on the ‘Tiki Taka’ style of play.”I am big soccer fan. I closely follow Arsenal and Manchester United (in the English Premier League). Spain is my favourite international team because their style of play with short passes is very close to Indian hockey,” he said.The junior World-Cup winning coach has already approached Delhi Soccer Association President Shaji Prabhakaran to help him in his new pursuit.”Hockey and football coaching are quite similar and I feel it is ideal for both hockey and football coaches to share their knowledge. I want this break to develop my coaching skills in football.advertisement”I want to start from the scratch so I have decided to obtain the ‘D’ license of AIFF (All India Football Federation) and in this regard, I have sought help from Shaji Prabhakaran,” he added.Harendra cited the examples of former hockey coach-turned football manager Bernhard Peters, the legendary Ric Charlesworth and Roelant Oltmans — all of whom tried their hands at more than one sport.Peters had a successful career as a hockey coach in the German League and also went on to win the World Cup with Germany in 2002 and 2006 before switching to football where he was the Sporting Director of Bundesliga clubs like Hoffenheim and Hamburg.At one point of in 2006, former Germany football coach Jurgen Klinsmann had publicly pitched for Peters for the newly-created position of Technical Director in the German Football Association (DFB).Charlesworth was a former first-class Australian cricketer and High Performance Manager of New Zealand Cricket. He also had a glorious playing career with the men’s hockey team before coaching both the women’s and men’s teams. He guided both the teams to World Cup and Olympic medals.In between Charlesworth plied his trade in Australian Football League as Performance Consultant with Freemantle Football Club, while until 2002 Oltmans was the Technical Director of Dutch football team NAC Breda.”Who knows what happens in future? You might see me exploring options in football. In Europe, switching from hockey to football coaching and vice versa is quite common. You have Bernhard Peters, Charlesworth and Oltmans for example,” Harendra said.Also Read | Promise to give my best in 2019: Harmanpreet Singh after winning Asian Player of the Year 2018last_img read more

Emergency closure implemented for Three Sisters and Cedar Creek Falls

first_img July 23, 2018 Emergency closure implemented for Three Sisters and Cedar Creek Falls Posted: July 23, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Updated: 2:51 PMcenter_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The U.S. Forest Service Monday announced an emergency closure of the Three Sisters and Cedar Creek Falls areas due to health and safety concerns from expected high temperatures.The closures are in effect until Thursday.“The road and trail system leading to both Three Sisters and Cedar Creek Falls are very challenging under normal conditions, but with extreme heat, the area becomes dangerous,” according to a Forest Service statement.Authorities typically implement emergency closures when temperatures are expected to exceed 95 degrees. Additional closures are expected throughout the remainder of the summer.Heat stroke results in several fatalities per year in those areas, according to the Fire Service, and hundreds of people require medical aid or air rescue annually.The Three Sisters and Cedar Creek Falls areas will be reassessed on Friday. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more