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Disappointed at the dropping of shooting from the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Indian Olympic Association on Friday, June 21 said it will not be averse to taking an unprecedented step, including pulling out of the multi-sporting event. First Published: 21st June, 2019 17:12 IST Written By LIVE TV The Commonwealth Games Federation on Thursday, June 20 left out shooting from the 2022 Birmingham Games in its Executive Board meeting while recommending the inclusion of three new sports. Former sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore had last year written to his British counterpart as well to the CGF President, urging them to intervene and ensure that the sport remains a part of the 2022 edition.The CGF, however, had left it to the host nation, in this case, England, to decide the fate of shooting, which has always been an optional sport.READ: As One Of The Great Sporting Rivalries Ends, Lee Chong Wei’s Retirement Leaves ‘Super Lin Dan’ Ploughing Lonely In Olympic FurrowThe decision to leave out shooting has dealt a big blow to India which had won as many as 16 medals out of 66 in the 2018 Gold Coast CWG, and the IOA said that pulling out of the Games altogether cannot be ruled out. Press Trust Of India SUBSCRIBE TO US Asked if the IOA could even contemplate pulling out of the 2022 Birmingham CWG, Mehta said, “That cannot be ruled out. We can even go to that extent.”Mehta said that the IOA will again write to the CGF in the coming days, requesting a review of the decision.Last year, National Rifle Association of India president Raninder Singh had called for India to boycott the Birmingham Games if shooting sport is not included in the roster.The IOA top brass will be attending the International Olympic Committee’s Congress in Switzerland from June 24-26, in which its chief Narinder Batra is set to be elected as a member, and Mehta said they will take a decision on the shooting issue after that. WATCH US LIVE Mehta welcomed the inclusion of women’s T20 cricket in the 2022 CWG but said the BCCI will have to be first convinced about sending a team. It has refused to send teams in the 2010 and 2014 Asian Games (played in T20 format in both men’s and women’s sections). Last Updated: 21st June, 2019 17:12 IST Disappointed At Shooting Axe, IOA Says Pulling Out Of 2022 CWG Cannot Be Ruled Out Disappointed at the dropping of shooting from the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Indian Olympic Association on Friday, June 21 said it will not be averse to taking an unprecedented step, including pulling out of the multi-sporting event “We know it is difficult now to overturn the CGF decision but all is not lost still. We have one month’s time (before the inclusion of new sports is voted by all the 71 CGF members). The IOA Executive Council will take a decision within the next two weeks and we are not averse to taking a major decision,” he added. COMMENT “We welcome the inclusion of women’s T20 cricket as we can expect a medal from it. But we have to deal with the BCCI first as sending cricket teams has been an issue in the Asian Games. We have to sort it out first,” Mehta said. “Shooting is a big sport in India and for many shooters, CWG is a stepping stone to Olympics two years later. It is a big setback for shooting as well as Indian sport as a whole. We have made representations to the CGF, and the government has also done that, but still shooting has been left out,” IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta told PTI. Shooting was one of the five sports applied for the 2022 CWG but it failed to find a place despite strong lobbying by the president Of International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) President Vladimir Lisin. The sport has featured in every Commonwealth Games since 1966 with the exception of Edinburgh 1970. FOLLOW US
BROWARD COUNTY, FL – NatureScape Broward will be hosting a Habitat Steward Training, January 13-17, 2020, for 20 County residents interested in improving the environment.The training includes local field trips, hands-on activities, and presentations from expert speakers on native plant communities, the natural history of south Florida and the Everglades, invasive exotic plant and animal species, designing gardens for wildlife, marine wildlife, migratory species, and pollinators. Presentations also address some potential implications of climate change on natural resources and adaptation strategies for south Florida.Habitat Steward Volunteers are individuals with a keen interest in the environment, and a willingness to volunteer their time and expertise to help others create or restore wildlife habitat. Habitat Stewards commit to providing 30 hours of service within a year of completing their training. Habitat Stewards play an important role in NatureScape Broward’s efforts to create environmentally sustainable landscapes and habitat in Broward County. Many of the Stewards volunteer in their municipalities, assisting efforts to get their cities certified as Community Wildlife Habitats.In addition to this training, NatureScape Broward offers various workshops throughout the year.
It says a lot about relations between the two provinces that even when they were both governed by the NDP, they still didn’t really get along. And now, of course, Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party has taken over for Rachel Notley’s party in Alberta-and Notley left a loaded gun on the nightstand when she left, in the form of Bill 12.Bill 12 was passed but never proclaimed, but if it was, it would allow Alberta to choke off oil headed to British Columbia — a move that would effectively cripple the province’s economy — if B.C. doesn’t play ball on support for the Trans Mountain pipeline. If that happens, B.C. would retaliate and the two provinces could find themselves in an escalating trade war. So, is it rhetoric? How would Kenney’s threat become reality? How would B.C. fight back?GUEST: Jason Markusoff, Maclean’sAudio Playerhttp://media.blubrry.com/thebigstory/s/radio.pmd.rogersdigitalmedia.com/podcasts/thebigstory/tbs_04252019.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on iTunes or Google Play.You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.