4 Negros LGUs form coastal resource management body

first_imgThird District Rep. Francisco Benitez,who is also part of the council, said he has filed House Bill No. 3890 toestablish a multi-species hatchery under the Bureau of Fisheries and AquaticResources (BFAR) in Talisay City with a releasing station in E.B. Magalona. Based on the Negros Third DistrictCoastal Resources Management and Development Agreement of 2019, the councilwill prepare a framework plan which shall guide member-LGUs in preparing theirrespective coastal management plans. He added the hatchery was intended notonly for blue crabs, which is abundant in the area but also for the otherspecies so fisherfolk will have an alternative catch during the “close season”for blue crabs. A chairperson will be elected from among the local chief executivesof the participating LGUs, and the others will serve as co-chairpersons. Anexecutive director will sit as ex-officio member. The signatory-mayors included NiloJesus Antonio Lizares of Talisay City, Mark Golez of Silay City, FrancisFrederick Palanca of Victorias City, and Marvin Malacon of E.B. Magalona. “I would like to congratulate thethird district on this launching and agreement signing. I wish the council verywell,” he said. Considering the critical condition ofthe coastal resources of the participating LGUs, the council was formed for therestoration and conservation of these resources, and for the maintenance andpreservation of sound ecological balance, clean environment, and equitable useof the resources and in giving preferential treatment to marginal fisherfolk. BACOLOD City – Four local governmentunits (LGUs) in the 3rd District of Negros Occidental have formed the CoastalResources Management and Development Council that will draft a restoration andconservation network plan for the area.  Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, who sits asthe honorary chairperson, lauded the efforts of the mayors and otherstakeholders in establishing the council. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson of Negros Occidental. PHOTO COURTESY OF PIO NEGROS OCCIDENTAL The partnership was formalized withthe signing of the memorandum of agreement between the local chief executivesof the cities of Talisay, Silay and Victorias and the municipality of E.B.Magalona, Negros Occidental in rites held at the Capitol Social Hall here lastweek. It will also formulate policies thatmay serve as a guide for the participating LGUs in managing all fishingactivities, and other related activities geared towards regeneration andutilization of resources as well as supervise all approved programs andprojects proposed in the coastal resource management plan, among otherfunctions and powers. The launching and signing rites werealso witnessed by provincial agriculturist Japhet Masculino, BFAR regionaldirector Remia Aparri and Chrisma Salao, vice president of World Wide Fund forNature-Philippines, an organization working with fishery stakeholders in thethird district for the sustainability of the blue swimming crabs’ industry.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Bulldogs Champs At Greensburg Invite-Wildcats Place 5th

first_imgBatesville High School Cross Country team traveled to Greensburg tonight to take part in their 14 team Invitational.  The rain stayed away and we even saw a rainbow to cap off the night.  Both the girls and the boys ran away with the championship trophies beating their competition by double or more of their points.  The girls scored a low 34 points to East Central’s 68, Greensburg’s 77, South Ripley’s 89 and Franklin County’s 158 to finish out the top 5 teams.  The girls were led by Liz Loichinger in 2nd (20:15), followed closely by teammate Lily Pinckley in 3rd (20:16).  Trysta Vierling was the third Bulldog runner to cross the finish line at 8th (21:17).  Coming in 4th for the team was Maria Lopez in 12th, running the only personal best for the night (21:37).  She was followed closely by Sarah Ripperger and Katie Olsen, 14th and 15th respectively.  Finishing out the varsity 7 was Ava Ralston placing 31st.  The boys had a tremendous showing as all 7 of the varsity squad placed in the top 19 as they scored a very low score of 23, beating the field by 34 points.  Greensburg was runner up at 57 points, East Central took 3rd with 68, then Connersville came in 4th with 123 and Franklin County finished out the top 5 at 133 points.  The Batesville boys claimed the first 3 spots of the race led by Ean Loichinger (16:57), Adam Moster claimed 2nd (17:19) followed by teammate Joshua Myers in 3rd (17:29).  Benjamin Moster placed 6th (17:53), Dillon Murray 12th, Adam Hollowell 17th and Nathan Eckstein 19th.On the JV side, although it was not team scored, the Batesville girls had 4 in the top ten with Britany Venis leading the way for the dogs claiming 2nd.  She was followed by Alyssa Linville, 5th and Carly Fitzpatrick and Sophie Brown at 8th and 9th place.  The boys JV team took the first 6 spots in the JV race and were led by Luke Esser in first. Daren Smith finished in 2nd, followed by Nathan Villani, Luke Nuhring, Landon Gutzwiller and Alex Livers taking the 3rd-6th spots.  Also receiving awards were Will Nuhring, 12th, Kasin Hughes, 18th and Ellliott Mertz, 24th.Way to go to all the Bulldogs on a great night!  The Dogs will finish their season this coming Monday as they will make up the meet from Tuesday that got canceled.  Batesville will be hosting this meet and will be honoring their 5 seniors.  Come out and cheer on the dogs as they close out their regular season.  The girls will begin the night with a 5:15 start time!  Good luck!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.The Franklin County girls cross country team placed 5th out of 10 teams at the Greensburg Invitational. Junior, Katelyn Meyer, was the top finisher for Franklin County. She placed 26th with a time of 23:13. Senior, Taylor Stewart, was close behind with a time of 23:34. She placed 30th. Since there were no competitors nearby, Junior, Helena Goustis, and Freshman, Katherine Apsley, battled it out for 40th and 41st place. Helena just edged Katherine out by 0.45 seconds to get the 40th spot. Junior, Kairee Hodapp, always seems to have to battle for her spot at the finish with a huge sprint effort. She was overtaken by Kayla Hancock, of Greensburg and finished in 38th place. The girls’ number 2 through 5 top runners on the team really made the difference on the girls recent 5th place wins in both the conference and this invitational.The Franklin County boys maintained steady times and placed 5th out of 11 teams at the Greensburg Invitational. Sophomore, Drew Grant ,was the top finisher for Franklin County with a time of 18:39. He placed 16th. Freshman, Ben Maze, and juniors, Tanner Lainhart and Kyle Seibert, stayed close to each other throughout the whole race. They placed 30th, 34th, and 36th, respectively, out of 117 boys. Freshman, Adam Grant, placed 44th with a time of 20:09. Sophomore, Jackson Brumback, continues to drop his time with another career best. He had his fastest time of 22:44. The Wildcat team only needs to drop a few seconds off of each time in order to make their best showing ever at the upcoming Sectionals on Saturday, October 6th, in Connersville.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Stacey Nobbe.last_img read more

William Earl May

first_imgWilliam Earl May, 83, of Rexville passed away at 11:59am, Saturday, April 6, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born near Benham on April 13, 1935 the son of William and Alta Tunks May. He was married to Phyllis Wright on June 2, 1957 and his wife of 61 years survives. Other survivors include two daughters Deborah (John) Mercer of Jamestown, and Janet (Ron) Linkmeyer of Friendship; three grandchildren Eric (Monica) Adams of Brownstown, Elizabeth Mercer of Greenfield, and Jodi (Patrick) Stockton of San Antonio, Texas; five great-grandchildren Lane, Clara, and Graham Adams, and Riley and Jackson Stockton; one sister Lora Swinney of North Vernon. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Stanley, Leroy, Russell, and Estol May, and his sisters Lila Zeigler and Evelyn Meek. Mr. May was a 39 year employee of Bohn Aluminum in Greensburg where he worked in machine set-up, retiring in 1995. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, fishing, woodworking, making corn hole games, gardening, and helping others. Earl was a 71 year member of the Shelby Christian Church and had served as a deacon for 55 years. He had spent last several years serving as the sexton for the Shelby Cemetery and had mowed the cemetery for 13 years. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 10th at 10:30am at the Shelby Christian Church with Tim Heim officiating. Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Garden near Madison. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 9:30am until time of services Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Shelby Christian Church Building Fund or the Shelby Cemetery in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Last batch of Windies players leave for tough Afghanistan series

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – The last batch of West Indies players left the Caribbean on Tuesday to join their teammates in India, ahead of the limited overs series against Afghanistan set to bowl off next week.Players and management began leaving last Sunday for the tour that includes three Twenty20 Internationals, three One-Day Internationals and a one-off Test, and the entire squad is expected to be assembled in the northern India city of Lucknow by today.Test players, like off-spinning all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall, will join the side later next month after representing his native Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the Regional Super50, with the Test set to begin bowl off November 27.The Super50 runs from November 6 to December 1 in Trinidad and St Kitts.West Indies will face a tough challenge against the Afghans, especially with the series being played on subcontinent “home turf”.`The Caribbean side beat their hosts in their last meeting during the ICC World Cup in England earlier this year but it was only the second time in six ODIs they had registered a win over their opponents.Afghanistan drew a three-match series in the Caribbean two years ago but then twice trounced the Windies during the ICC World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe last year.West Indies have been more dominant in the T20 format, however, beating Afghanistan in three of four matches.The two sides have never met in a Test.Afghanistan, meanwhile, have quietly assembled for the tour, with captain Rashid Khan the last player to arrive from United Arab Emirates on Tuesday.And team manager Mohammad Nazeem Jaar said the hosts were well prepared for the challenge presented by West Indies.“There has been a lot of change in the mentality of the team since the World Cup in July and we are hoping for a good series here,” he said.“West Indies have been a good side, but we are ready to challenge them on home turf. We had our cricket at Noida and then Dehradun, but Lucknow is altogether a different place.”Afghanistan were only awarded Test status two years ago and bagged their first win last month when they stunned Bangladesh in Chittagong.Like West Indies, they have undergone a change of coach with former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener taking over after Phil Simmons stepped down following the World Cup.Ironically Simmons, a former Test batsman, has now taken up the head coach role with West Indies.The tourists will play a warm-up match next Tuesday before facing Afghanistan in the opening ODI two days later.last_img

B’ville girls basketball works toward rematch with C-NS

first_imgAs far as regular-season finales go, the girls basketball game between Baldwinsville and Cicero-North Syracuse on Thursday night at Baker High School has few equals.Plenty is on the line, from the Salt City Athletic Conference Metro division regular-season championship to a possible top seed in the Section III Class AA playoffs.The Bees’ lone blemish this season was a 50-45 defeat to the Northstars on Jan. 17. Ever since, C-NS has built a 10-game win streak and risen to no. 12 in last week’s state AA rankings, two spots ahead of B’ville at no. 14. Unleashing its defensive pressure in the opening minutes led to turnovers and lots of baskets, B’ville amassing a 27-5 lead and then continuing to add to that margin.It was 67-30 after three periods as Ola Bednarczyk put in 18 points, with Hannah Mimas and Jordan Roy each getting 11 points, Sydney Huhtala and Megan Brecht nearly got to double figures, too, both getting nine points as Kyrah Wilbur finished with eight points.On Friday, B’ville’s game with Henninger was snowed out, so it would need to make up that game and then take on Corcoran Tuesday before the clash with C-NS.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story B’ville’s girls opened a hoops doubleheader with Liverpool last Tuesday, and unlike the boys game decided in the final seconds, these Bees put things away quite early in an 80-49 victory.For this game, the Bees donned special pink jerseys to go with the boys team wearing throwbacks in their game against Liverpool.All told, the two teams raised more than $2,900 for Maureen’s Hope, a foundation dedicated to offering support and assistance to those facing cancer or other life-threatening illnesses.center_img Tags: Baldwinsvillegirls basketballlast_img read more

Farmers Insurance Open: Tiger Woods eight back in 2019 debut as Jon Rahm leads

first_img Workaholic Tiger Woods learning to rest as he prepares for 2019 debut The 43-year-old made his season debut at Torrey Pines Golf Course – the scene of Woods’ record seven Farmers Insurance Open titles though the last came in 2013 – on Thursday.Woods experienced a mixed opening round in San Diego, with the American star holding five birdies and three bogeys, to be eight strokes adrift of leader Rahm. Related News Tiger Woods carded a 2-under 70 in his first appearance of the 2019 PGA Tour season at the Farmers Insurance Open, where Jon Rahm set the early pace.Woods enjoyed a return to form last year, the 14-time major winner ending his five-year wait for a title by claiming the Tour Championship, having impressed at The Open and PGA Championship. The patrons had a feeling this one had chance.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/FK5lACfFnU— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 24, 2019In picture-perfect conditions, Woods needed six holes to make his first birdie on Torrey Pines’ South Course before collecting another at the ninth, having bogeyed the second.Woods went par-birdie-bogey-birdie after the turn, and he closed out the day with an 18th-hole birdie.Strong finish.@TigerWoods closes first round of the @FarmersInsOpen with a birdie.#QuickHits pic.twitter.com/6AGauwXH6V— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 24, 2019Rahm starred on the North Course – the Spaniard posting a 10-under 62 for a one-stroke lead heading into the second round.The day belonged to Rahm, who started his round with an eagle before following that up with another eagle and three birdies on the back nine.Rahm only dropped one shot as he reeled off four successive birdies to stay ahead of world No. 1 Justin Rose.What a leaderboard at the @FarmersInsOpen:1. @JonRahmpga, -10T2. @JustinRose99, -9T2. @DougGhim4. @ctpangolf, – 85. @JordanSpieth, -7Full scores: https://t.co/vZk1d8dmgT pic.twitter.com/jIVRh7TLzx— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 24, 2019Also playing the North Course, Rose completed a flawless round, which included seven birdies and an eagle for a 63 alongside Doug Ghim. Former world No. 1 Jordan Spieth ended the day in outright fifth position, three shots behind Rahm.Spieth missed the cut at the Sony Open but the three-time major champion fared better on Thursday after recording a 7-under 65.Jason Day opened his title defense with a first-round 67, while Rickie Fowler managed a 73 to be 1 over.last_img read more

Virat Kohli reacts after India pulls off massive chase: ‘80% of the crowd was…

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFPAdvertisement kqhNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs44mWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E70md( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2c3Would you ever consider trying this?😱6r4Can your students do this? 🌚1z532rxRoller skating! Powered by Firework A stunning comeback against Australia in the last ODI series at home. A brilliant start against New Zealand on the start of the T20 series on away soil. Team India is not only fulfilling the expectations, they are also conquering the hurdles in between. A 3 match ODI series, followed by flying to another country within three days- and snatching an amazing chasing victory, it has all been a major leap forward for Virat Kohli and the team.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFPPreviously what felt like a hectic schedule for Virat Kohli, turned into savoury for the team, as the skipper himself said himself after today’s win in Auckland: “We enjoyed this. Landing two days before and playing a game like this, it was fantastic… This sets up for the whole tour for us.”As the hosts put up a total of 203 in the first innings, it was the stormy duo of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, along with Kohli’s own blasts that got the Men in Blues winning the match with 5 wickets remaining.Advertisement Kohli mentioned that the atmosphere at the Eden Park Stadium was perceived as home crowd, which turned out to be a big factor for chasing down a hefty target. The 31 year old continued: “Felt like 80 percent support was for us and the crowd was right behind us. You need that sort of push chasing 200 plus. We never spoke of the jet lag in the team. We didn’t want any excuse.”While missing his half century by just 5 runs, Kohli is now the highest Indian run scorer against The Black Caps. Along with the captain’s 45-off-32, KL Rahul opened up with a stormy 56 runs from 27 balls, along with Shreyas who kept his strike till the end at a 29-ball-58. The latter was named the Man of the Match.Advertisement However, Kohli mentioned the contribution of India’s bowling squad for keeping a star stunned Kiwi batting order near 200, while Colin Munro, Ross Taylor the skipper Kane Williamson all putting up scores past 50s.“You can’t be harsh on anyone on this kind of pitch. I think we did well in the middle overs, to restrict them under 210 was a good effort,” he added.The second T20 match is on Sunday at Eden Park.Also read-NZ vs IND 1st T20 Review: KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer bring the thunder as India chase down NZ’s total Advertisementlast_img read more

Sam Houston State Claims Southland Strong Community Service Award

first_imgThe Southland Strong Community Service Award is given to the member institution who is most active in the community through student-athletes’ individual service hours, institution’s organized community service events and participation in Southland league-wide activities, including a campus Initiative selected by each institution, Delete Blood Cancer, and the Southland Gives Back community service project during winter break. Sam Houston student-athletes combined for 4,858 community service hours over the past fall and spring seasons — the most community service hours in the Southland among 13 member institutions. Their community service efforts included: Elementary school visits; trash clean up; church programs; Houston Food Bank; Be the Match bone marrow drive, YMCA visits and other civic endeavors benefitting Huntsville and the Greater Houston area. Overall, Southland student-athletes contributed more than 30,000 service hours in just the fourth year of the Southland Strong Community Service program — an initiative to encourage and reward memberinstitutions participating in community service. The Bearkats’ Associate Athletic Director for Student Services Chris Thompson will accept the recognition Tuesday (May 22) at the annual Southland Honors Dinner and Ceremony at the Westin Stonebriar Hotel in Frisco. FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State is the Southland Strong Community Service Award winner for the 2017-18 academic year. Commissioner Tom Burnett made the announcement Thursday. “The student-athletes at Sam Houston State University take pride in serving the community they join when they arrive on campus,” said Thompson. “It is a part of their path that automatically goes hand-in- hand with their degree, their sport, the athletic department and the university. Community service for all the student-athletes in the Southland Conference is special because both groups benefit — the ones who give for others also receive a gift because it is the right thing to do.” Southland schools initiated a variety of programs to aid Texas and Louisiana following last fall’s Hurricane Harvey, which adversely impacted 10 of the 13 Southland universities, and altered playing schedules for almost all of the league’s fall sports teams. The relief efforts, several of which were led by student-athletes, came on the heels of a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross. The storm had the greatest impact on the greater Houston area, which serves as a geographic center of the Southland Conference and is home to a large base of students and alumni from the league’s 13 institutions.last_img read more

Remember to slow down in school zones starting next week: Police

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With school back in session next week, police want to remind people to slow down from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays in school zones.Police will have on duty officers making a point by being out specifically before and after school near school zones, according to Sgt. Steve Perret with the Fort St. John RCMP.Perret is reminding drivers to be extra vigilant with kids darting into streets with all the excitement of going back to school.- Advertisement -Perret hopes that everyone that sees the police presence will remember to slow down to 30 km in school zones.He says police understand that it has been months since people have had to obey school zones, but they want to re-educate everyone at this time of year.last_img

Man Utd-Liverpool still the biggest Premier League draw

first_imgFor all the rancour between fans of the country’s two most successful clubs, located just 30 miles (48 kilometres) apart, they share much in common — a history of enviable success but also of deep tragedy.Last month United marked the 60th anniversary of the Munich air crash that killed 23 people, including eight players, on their way home from a European Cup quarter-final in Belgrade.In 1989, 96 Liverpool fans were killed in a crush at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough ground as they attended an FA Cup semi-final.Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho (left) is preparing to go head-to-head with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp © AFP/File / Oli SCARFF, Ben STANSALL“They have a global profile cities of a similar size don’t have and United and Liverpool have given them that profile,” Andy Mitten, editor of the United We Stand fanzine, and Manchester native, told AFP.“These are two huge clubs with similar histories of triumph and tragedy that hail from cities that punch well above their weight demographically.”The two sides first met as far back as 1894 — in the same year as the opening of the Manchester Ship Canal, which sparked tension between the rival cities by undermining Liverpool’s position as a commercial port.However, most of their success has been condensed into two prolonged spells of domination. Rarely have both clubs been on an upward curve at the same time.Liverpool left their rivals in the shade during a prolonged period of dominance from 1973 until 1990, winning 11 league titles and four European Cups.Alex Ferguson, who arrived at Old Trafford in 1986, famously described “knocking Liverpool off their perch” as his biggest challenge as United manager and he duly delivered, ending the Red Devils’ 25-year wait to win the league, scooping up 13 titles and two Champions League crowns.– City still trailing –Neither side have won the Premier League since Ferguson retired in 2013, though, and when they meet on Saturday it will be second place rather than the title on the line, with runaway leaders Manchester City the new top dogs in the northwest.Jose Mourinho’s United are on 62 points, just two ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. City are over the horizon with 78.Alex Ferguson won 13 Premier League titles at Manchester United © AFP/File / PAUL ELLISYet that has not diluted the feeling on both sides of the divide that a clash between United and Liverpool remains the highlight on the English football calendar.“Over the history of English football it is certainly the biggest,” former Liverpool winger Steve McManaman told AFP.The year after Ferguson’s departure, United fans had an uncomfortable choice to make as City pipped Liverpool to the title, extending the Anfield club’s now 28-year drought without winning the league.“It was interesting in 2014 when both were going for the title how many United fans didn’t want Liverpool to win it because they haven’t won it for 28 years and they had 18 titles to City’s three,” said Mitten.“City are a better team than Liverpool but they’ve just overtaken Huddersfield Town with four titles.”However, the price of success has been a gradual chipping away at their local identity.Both clubs are now American-owned, coached by a German and a Portuguese, while their top scorers, Mohamed Salah for Liverpool and Romelu Lukaku for Manchester United, hail from Egypt and Belgium.When the sides line up on Saturday, it is possible not a single Mancunian or Scouser will feature among the 22 players that start.“Local players add something intangible, a sort of mentality that is hard to find or instil in players that hail from elsewhere,” said Zarif Rasul, author of “Liverpool FC: The Greatest Goals”.“It has felt as though the team have lacked something since Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher hung up their boots.”But that loss of identity does not dim the delight in getting one over on your biggest rivals.“Irrespective of the teams’ positions in the table, everything is always better after beating United,” added Rasul.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool and Manchester United have won a combined 38 English league titles © AFP/File / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Mar 9 – The bitter rivalry between Manchester United and Liverpool is now played out on a global stage but the origins of the divide are deeply rooted in the battle for supremacy in England’s northwest.United and Liverpool, who both play in red, have a combined tally of 38 English league titles and eight European Cups and both enjoy a vast following throughout Britain and around the world.last_img read more