Canadian wolves airdropped into US to combat moose problem

first_imgFour Canadian wolves were recently transported by helicopter from Ontario to Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park. The wolves were relocated to help deal with the moose population on the island, and to restore the dwindling number of wolves that currently live on the island. In the past, ice bridges have connected Isle Royale to the mainland, allowing wolves to migrate. Over the last twenty years, however, these ice bridges have become inconsistent, stranding wolves on the island and preventing any newcomers. The four new wolves will join two that were relocated to the island in 2018. Over the next five years the National Park Service hopes to introduce 20 to 30 wolves to the park.last_img

Hunt spikes ball near goal line to end 1st half as SU wastes scoring opportunity

first_imgThe chains were still being moved when Terrel Hunt spiked the ball at the Louisville 41-yard line.He had already tried to signal for a timeout he didn’t have on first-and-10, wasting crucial seconds. There were nine left in the second quarter and Syracuse was down by nine. After the spike, on second-and-10 he lofted a 39-yard pass between two defenders to Jarrod West, who fell at the Louisville 2.If SU was to spike the ball again, three seconds had to be run off, per a 2013 change to NCAA rules. But only two seconds remained. Hunt spiked it and the half ended.“We rushed judgment, we tried to spike it and we ran out of time,” SU head coach Scott Shafer said. “If we had had three we would’ve had a shot there.”The Orange (2-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) ultimately fell to Louisville (5-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) 28-6 on Friday night in front of 37,569 in the Carrier Dome. But the series of errors at the end of the first half cost SU a chance to close the gap on the Cardinals and enter halftime with momentum.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHunt was not available to the media after the game as he was getting treatment.SU wide receiver Ben Lewis said his teammates knew they couldn’t spike the ball and simply got lost in the chaos.“I think we know the rule,” he said. “It was just a hectic situation and obviously next time we’ll handle it a lot better.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 4, 2014 at 12:05 am Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_last_img read more

Derek Boateng denies Fulham talks

first_imgGhana midfielder Derek Boateng says he is committed to his pre-contract agreement with Greek top flight side Olympiakos and is not in talks with English Premiership side Fulham.Boateng, who is currently battling with his Ukrainian club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk at football governing body FIFA, has already agreed a deal to join the Greece champions in summer.However, media reports in England this week claim that the Getafe midfielder has opened negotiations with The Cottagers at the end of the season.The media speculation in the English press has not gone down well with Olympiakos, who have now asked Boateng to verify whether he will joined them in summer or otherwise.But the 29-year-old has told management of the Greek giants that he is not in talks with Fulham or any other club and is solidly committed to his early pre-contract agreement with them.“I give you my word; I have not signed up to any group neither Fulham nor elsewhere. The agreement I have with Olympiakos is valid,” Boateng told Olympiakos management. Boateng is expected to arrive in Greece today (Friday) to start training with the club.last_img read more