Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After hearing concerns expressed by those hunting in Ohio’s snowbelt, the Ohio Division of Wildlife (ODOW) surveyed hunters in the northeastern part of the state and conducted a two-year study to determine if turkeys were nesting later there than in other regions of the state.Biologists found that hens in snowbelt counties nested nearly two weeks later than hens in southeastern counties, which supported the creation of a two-zone spring turkey season. As a result, and to the agency’s credit, for this spring’s turkey hunting season — and likely beyond —the state has been divided into two zones: a south zone, which opens to hunters on Monday, April 24, and a northeast zone, which opens to hunters on Monday, May 1. Hunters can view the 2017 spring turkey season zone map at wildohio.gov. Hat’s off to the ODOW for listening to hunters’ concerns and acting on same.
Panaji, Jun 22 (PTI) The Anti-Corruption Bureau today registered a case against former Goa tourism minister and Congress leader Nilkant Halarnkar and the inspector general of prison Elvis Gomes for their alleged role in a land scam. Halarnkar, when he was the chairman of Goa Housing Board, and Gomes who was then its managing director, allegedly acquired a land, changed its zoning (purpose of usage) to residential, and gave it back to the owner. “The offence took place between 2007-2011 and involves 30,000 square metres of land in Margao town,” Superintendent of Police (ACB) Vimal Gupta told reporters. The Housing Board acquired the land for building residential units and got its zoning changed from orchard to settlement, he said. But afterwards, the Board returned it to the original owner Vincent Gracias, following his application that he was the cultivator of the land and therefore it should be returned to him. According to ACB, Gracias application was not supported by any documents. The whole exercise was a conspiracy to get zoning changed into residential (which would increase the lands market value), and then hand over the land back to the owner, the ACB said. The case was registered under sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 420 (cheating) of the IPC and under the Prevention of Corruption Act. No arrest has been made.Halarnkar, who was then with NCP, recently joined Congress. He was appointed vice president of state Congress. PTI RPS KRK SRY read more
Take a look at the video above for an overview of the main moments that marked 2018 at the Panama Canal.The waterway closed fiscal year 2018 with a record, welcoming 442.1 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS), the highest annual cargo tonnage in its 104-year history.In between, Panama Canal welcomed massive new vessels and strengthened its international maritime service with the increase of Neopanamax reservations.“We will continue to bring value to the maritime industry by ensuring that the Panama Canal remains a reliable, efficient and valuable route for our customers. We welcome 2019 with new and exciting challenges, reinforcing our commitment to offer a world-class service,” the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) said. read more