Quick Hits: Virginia Sues Mountain Valley Pipeline + Celebrity Yellowstone Wolf Killed

first_imgVirginia sues Mountain Valley Pipeline for repeated violationsVirginia Attorney General Mark Herring and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality have sued the fracked gas Mountain Valley Pipeline for violations of the state’s environmental laws and regulations at sites in Craig, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery, and Roanoke Counties. The lawsuit alleges that Mountain Valley Pipeline has violated Virginia’s clean water protections. Mountain Valley Pipeline is in the process of building a controversial 303.5-mile long natural gas pipeline from Wetzel County, West Virginia to Pittsylvania County, Virginia. The lawsuit is the latest in a string of bad news for fracked gas pipelines in Virginia. In late November, the Army Corps of Engineers suspended an essential permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, restricting developers from doing work on stream or wetland crossings. An accidentally punctured can of bear spray sends Amazon employees to hospitalTwo-dozen Amazon warehouse employees in Robbinsville, New Jersey were sent to the hospital after an automated machine damaged a 9-ounce can of bear repellent containing a concentrated amount of capsaicin, an active component of chili peppers. About 30 other workers were treated at the warehouse in Robbinsville. Most reported difficulty breathing or burning in their throats or eyes, although one of the workers was in critical condition. All employees are expected to make a full recovery. In 2015, the Haslet, Texas fire department responded to an accident at an Amazon facility caused by a robot running over a can of bear repellent. Bear repellent is an aerosol used to deter aggressive or charging bears. The offspring of celebrity Yellowstone wolf 06 killed by hunterYellowstone wolf watchers are mourning the death of Spitfire, the daughter of Yellowstone’s famous wolf 06. 06 became a celebrity in Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley for her hunting prowess and frequent appearances along the road in Yellowstone where visitors gather in the hope of spotting wolves. 06 was killed by a hunter in 2012 and her obituary ran in the New York Times. Like her mother, a hunter legally killed Spitfire when she wandered outside of park boundaries. The killing has renewed calls for a buffer around the park so that wolves that live within the safety zone and have little fear of humans cannot be shot if they wander beyond the park’s invisible boundary. Montana has allowed the hunting of wolves since 2011.last_img read more

Arsenal loanee Reiss Nelson dropped by Hoffenheim for disciplinary reasons

first_imgArsenal loanee Reiss Nelson dropped by Hoffenheim for disciplinary reasons Nelson has six Bundesliga goals this season (Picture: Getty Images)Nelson has now not started a game for Hoffenheim since the middle of December and has only come off the bench four times in 2019.AdvertisementAdvertisementThis was after an extremely promising start at the club for Nelson, who racked up six league goals for his new side, but has not scored since November.At that point Arsenal manager Unai Emery said of his form: ‘His progress has been great. In pre-season he worked with us but here minutes and responsibilities are more difficult because he’s young and the decision to leave is important for him and for us.‘I think at the moment he’s progressing how we want.’ Phil HaighMonday 11 Mar 2019 3:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Reiss Nelson appears to have fallen out of favour at Hoffenheim (Picture: Getty Images)Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann said he left Arsenal loanee Reiss Nelson out of his squad at the weekend as an ‘educational measure’ for the 19-year-old.The forward made a bright start to his loan spell in Germany, but has since fallen out of favour with the management at the PreZero Arena.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starWhile Nagelsmann may have been a little cryptic about Nelson’s absence, German publication Sport1 were less so, stating there were ‘obviously disciplinary reasons’ involved.Without the Englishman, Hoffenheim beat Nurnberg 2-1 to record their first Bundesliga victory in three games.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Comment Nelson made a great start to life in Germany at the beginning of the season (Picture: Getty Images)Nagelsmann had a warning for Nelson back in October, and it seems that it was not heeded by the teenager.‘He needs to grow healthily,’ said the Hoffenheim boss. ‘It’s like in music – one song puts bread on the table but only for a few weeks.‘It’s not about being a one-hit wonder, but about delivering good performances over a long period of time. Being the best over 15 years.‘He’s also had negative outliers with us. It’s about delivering the positive outliers consistently, showing those over and over again.‘Be careful when evaluating him. Let him grow in peace and don’t get into his head. It’s not easy to keep your feet on the ground at 18.’MORE: Zinedine Zidane to replace Santiago Solari as Real Madrid manager in coming hoursMORE: Pep Guardiola explains how Raheem Sterling can get better after hat-trick against Watfordlast_img read more