Iceland, football victory celebration and birds


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27 June 2016

Iceland fans celebrate in Reykjavik after team knocked England out of Euro 2016

Iceland had never qualified for a major tournament prior to the European Championship, and it is the smallest country in the tournament. That didn’t stop the island nation from toppling England, with Ragnar Sigurdsson and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson scoring after Wayne Rooney opened the scoring in the fourth minute from the penalty spot. Watch as Iceland’s fans, many of whom packed a town square in Reykjavik, go crazy during and after the historic win.

To contribute to the celebration, this 2015 video is about birds in Iceland, including snow bunting, redwing, Arctic tern, puffin and many others. It reminds me of when I was in Iceland long ago.

Iceland 2-England 1, football celebrated with birds


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27 June 2016

See how Iceland celebrated knocking out England at UEFA EURO 2016 with their famous slow hand clap in Nice.

Iceland scores two goals. England one.

Iceland has reached the best eight countries in the European football championship. On Sunday, they will play France.

To celebrate this, three bird videos. One for each goal: two Icelandic videos, one British one.

This video shows a redwing near Lake Myvatn in Iceland.

This video is called Whale and bird watching in the northeast of Iceland. Places visited include Husavik, Myvatn and Langanes peninsula.

This video is called Stonechat Bird Chirping and Singing – Birds in Cornwall England.

Ireland beats Italy, joins 16 best teams


This 23 June 2016 football video says about itselfis called Irish Fans Celebrate Brady’s Goal LIVE in the stadium | Ireland vs Italy 1-0 | Euro 2016.

The Irish team now joins the 16 best team. They will now play against France.

To celebrate, a bird video from Ireland.

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Some Irish Garden Birds

Here are a few birds that I filmed in my garden in County Clare in March 2008 while learning to use a Canon video camera on a tripod.

Icelandic footballers beat Austria, to next round, celebration with birds


This 22 June 2016 video is called Iceland vs Austria 2:1 All Goals.

Iceland, which had never been at a European football championship before, now has reached the best 16 teams of Euro 2016 in France. They will play England.

To celebrate this, two videos about birds in Iceland; one for each goal.

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29 January 2009

In Iceland’s remote Westman Islands, warming weather is threatening a beloved mascot: the Atlantic puffin.

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Great Northern Diver – Husavik (Iceland) – 16th of July 2015

I was privileged to see these beautiful birds decades ago in a lake in southern Iceland.

Wales beats Russia, football championship group winners


This video is called Wales 3-0 Russia (EURO 2016) – All Goals & Highlights [HD] 20/06/2016.

It ended 3-0 for Wales.

Wales has won Group B of the Euro 2016 football championship.

To celebrate, three videos, one for each goal, about birds in Wales.

This video is about barn swallows in Wales.

This video is about a jackdaw and herring gulls in Wales.

This video is called Rookery of Nesting Rooks at Harlech Castle, Wales.

Albania 1-Romania 0 at Euro 2016 football, celebration with birds


This 19 June 2016 video is called Romania vs Albania 0-1 (EURO 2016) All Goals & Highlights HD

Unexpectedly, tonight the Albanian football team beat Romania 1-0.

Albania is for the first time ever at a European football championship. Tonight, their first ever championship goal brought them their first ever victory.

This may mean that Albania will make it to the final 16 championship teams.

To celebrate, a video about birds in Albania.

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20 April 2016

Part 2 of our Animal Geography series focuses on the European country of Albania! The Albanian national animal is the Golden Eagle, join Connel as we look at the Golden Eagle, and wildlife in Albania.

Azerbaijan dictatorship supported by F1 boss Ecclestone


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Amal Clooney: ‘Why I’m defending Azerbaijani journalist (Khadija Ismayilova)’ – BBC News

26 April 2016

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney is representing award-winning Azerbaijan reporter Khadija Ismayilova at the European Court of Human Rights. Ms Ismayilova, an outspoken critic of the government, was jailed 18 months ago. Ms Clooney has been speaking to the BBC about the journalist’s case, and also gave her views on Republican presidential nomination front runner Donald Trump.

After Formula One fat cat Ecclestone earlier on expressed his suport for Margaret Thatcher, for Adolf Hitler and for the royal dictatorship in Bahrain, he has found another thing to support.

By Kadeem Simmonds:

Formula One: Journalists should be imprisoned, says Ecclestone

Friday 17th June 2016

F1 supremo backs the locking up of writers who criticise government of Azerbaijan

Bernie Ecclestone agreed yesterday that journalists who speak out against their government should be imprisoned.

With Azerbaijan hosting its first Formula One race this weekend, the sport has faced plenty of criticism with campaign groups, Amnesty International being the most recent, calling on the sport to take a public stance against the oil-rich state’s human rights record.

However, when put to Ecclestone that some journalists had been prosecuted for speaking out against president Ilham Aliyev’s regime, he replied: “So they should. It depends what they say. You say they write negative things. It depends what they write.

“I tell you what we ought to do — as far as we are concerned — not have any races where there is corruption in the country. Can you tell me where we are going to be racing?”

Human Rights campaigners have accused Aliyev’s regime of wrongful imprisonment of journalists and bloggers, freezing financial public resources and restrictive legislation.

They also claim that media outlets critical of Aliyev’s government have been harassed and intimidated and subsequently forced to close, while four journalists have also died in custody since 2005, according to Sport for Rights.

Ecclestone was fielding questions after Amnesty International released a statement on Wednesday night saying: “Formula One should use its influence and publicly call on the Azerbaijan authorities to end their crackdown on human rights.”

In response, the Formula One supremo said that the sport has a “100 per cent” clear conscience ahead of Sunday’s race on the streets of capital city Baku.

Top-ranking Formula One officials met with Sport For Rights — another campaign group which urged Ecclestone to speak out against Aliyev’s regime, and call for the release of political prisoners — last Monday. Further discussions have also been planned.

“Yes, we are [taking the issue seriously], of course,” added Ecclestone, who was not present at the talks. “We have been in correspondence and we have assurance from here that they are looking into all these things.

“We listen, obviously, and if people have got a genuine complaint there is not a lot we can do, because in all fairness I think you would get into trouble in most countries if you were very, very anti some government or political people, or in fact anybody, so it is not quite as easy as that.”