Carles takes novel step to enforce fishing ban

first_imgCarles, which faces the Visayan Sea,has rich fishing grounds. Betita sought the cooperation ofbarangay councils last week in the enforcement of the BFAR-ordered ban. The BFAR order also prohibits the saleof the following for three months: Under Fisheries Administrative Order(FAO) 167-3 imposing the fishing ban, violators will be fined (P6,000) andimprisoned for six years. Their catch would also be confiscated. ILOILO – If between November this yearto Feb. 15, 2020 sardines, herrings and mackerels continue to be sold in publicmarkets most especially in northern Iloilo, it means local fishermen areviolating the three-month fishing ban at the Visayan Sea. * Bali sardines (tamban/ tamban-tuloy) The Bureau of Fisheries and AquaticResources (BFAR) has declared a “closed season” for fishing in the Visayan Seafrom Nov. 15, 2019 to Feb. 15 next year to allow sardines, herrings andmackerels to repopulate. * goldstripe sardines (locally called tamban/ tabagak) * Indian mackerel (bulaw/ buraw/ alumahan)/PN The closed season at the Visayan Seacovers an area drawn through certain points and coastlines. These coastlinesinclude from the mouth of the Danao River on the northeastern tip of BantayanIsland to Madridejos (Cebu) through the lighthouse on Gigantes Island (Iloilo),to Olotayan Island and Culasi Point (Capiz); eastward along the northern coastof Capiz to Bulacaue Point in Carles (Iloilo); southward along the easterncoast of Iloilo to the mouth of Talisay River; westward across the GuimarasStrait to Tomonton Point in Negros Occidental; eastward along the northerncoast of Negros Island and back to the mouth of Danao River in Escalante,Negros Occidental. To ensure that the fishing ban isfollowed in his northern town, Carles mayor Siegfredo Betita is employing a newstrategy – deploying personnel to check if fish vendors are selling sardines,herrings and mackerels at the municipal public market. * rainbow sardine (tamban/ balantiyong) * short-bodied mackerel (hasa-hasa/ guma-a) “During the previous closed season forfishing, these three fish species were still being sold in the market,” said Betita. Betita saw the deployment ofinspectors in the market and in small barangay markets as a solution to theproblem.last_img read more

Madden 21 cover: The inside story on why EA Sports switched looks

first_img@new_era8 on the cover of @eamaddennflA post shared by Sporting News (@sportingnews) on Jun 16, 2020 at 7:50am PDTMORE: Explaining the new features in Madden 21Previous Madden covers have featured unique photos of the chosen athlete along with a background image. There was a distinct look to each cover, and every year it had a familiar feel. But this year’s covers took a very unique approach. EA Sports even brags about it being “a bold new cover.””With style and swag uniquely his own, reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson dazzles on the new Madden NFL 21 cover as he does against the opposition on gameday,” the EA Sports website reads.So why did EA Sports go with such a dramatic new look for Madden 21? Well, it was kind of forced to.Ravens photographer Shawn Hubbard said EA Sports reached out to the team for photos. He said the company couldn’t do its usual cover shoot due to the coronavirus, so they had to get a little creative and go in a different direction. Generally a global pandemic is a bad thing. However, when @EAMaddenNFL wasn’t able to do their annual cover shoot, they came to the @Ravens and I to use my image library to create these covers. Incredibly grateful for this opportunity. 🙏🏻— Shawn Hubbard (@shawn_hubbard) June 16, 2020MORE: Fans react to Madden 21 trailerSporting News spoke with Hubbard about how he and his team helped out EA Sports. He believes the company went with his photos with the Ravens as opposed to Associated Press images because they provide a unique feel. Although a few photos on the covers were from the AP, the featured images were from Hubbard.”The images of mine that they did use are more behind-the-scenes and give a deeper look into Lamar’s personality and I think that’s why they resonate more,” Hubbard told SN. “I am given great access to players by the Ravens, and I’m fortunate to be able to make more up close and personal images that can’t be made from the sideline. Those are the images that I live for.”Hubbard says EA Sports reached out to the Ravens back in March, and the team contacted him about using his photos from the past two seasons. While Hubbard didn’t have final say on what the covers looked like, EA Sports valued his opinion and asked him to “make a gallery” of his favorite images. Although Hubbard has never played Madden, he’s excited to be a part of history.”I’ve actually never played the game. My gaming days peaked in middle school and officially ended after a good run with the original Tony Hawk Pro Skater. Guess maybe I should give this one a try though!” Hubbard told SN. “Either way, it’s still cool. I know a lot of people play this game and there is a lot of hype around the cover each year, so I’m extremely grateful to be a part of it.”While the EA team was forced into this decision, it turned out pretty well. It provides a fresh new look to the cover after years of it looking similar. As for Jackson, he’s thrilled to be on the cover, and he explained why to Yahoo Sports.”I shed tears looking at the cover,” Jackson said. “It’s different. Knowing like, what you’ve been through, what you’ve faced, and for people to look at you and want you to represent them. Putting me on the cover of the game is a dream come true. And you gotta just honor that.”From South Florida to the Cover of #Madden21 , a dream come true 🙌@eamaddennfl #Madden21 #EAathlete #Noyaboy #Freeyak— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) June 16, 2020Madden has a scheduled release date for August 25, 2020. EA Sports released its “Madden NFL 21″ reveal Tuesday morning, and people noticed something was different about the direction the company went with the covers.”Madden 21” features three distinct covers, all featuring Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson. The standard edition looks like a collage of photos featuring Jackson, the deluxe edition has a similar look with different pictures and the MVP edition is a clean look with a single photo of Jackson.center_img View this post on Instagramlast_img read more

RFH Crew Shines at Championship Regatta

first_imgThe RFH Crew Mens Senior 4-plus team (left to right) Jonathan Decelle, Matt Baumer, coxswain Jason Post, Chris Cerruti and Dughan Ahimovic, pictured with Head Coach Mike Owdij, have qualified to advance to the Scholastic Rowing Associa­tion of America National Championships Regatta later this month.The Rumson Fair Haven crew team entered six boats and 32 athletes from novice to varsity in the the Garden State Scholas­tic Championships at Cooper River Park, Pennsauken.The RFH Crew Mens Senior 4-plus turned in an impressive performance which qualified them to advance to the Scho­lastic Rowing Associa­tion of America National Championships Regatta.This is the second consecutive year that an RFH crew boat has qualified for the national championship.Crew athletes representing 39 high school clubs from 36 cities across New Jersey met on the Cooper River for the state regatta.The Mens Senior 4-plus team, crewed by Dughan Ahimovic, Matt Baumer, Chris Cerruti, Jonathan Decelle and coxed by Jason Post, had a stellar performance.The RFH Crew Varsity men finished second in their qualifying heat, posting the third fastest qualifying time of the day of 5:25:04 for the event.This crew has displayed power and endurance through­out the season taking first place at the North Jersey Championship Regatta held earlier this month.In the much anticipated Mens Varsity 4-plus final, the men rowed strong and finished in third place, earning a bronze medal, with a time of 5:24.30, third overall in the state, qualifying for a trip to the national championships regatta which will be held May 25-26 at the Cooper River Park.The RFH Crew Womens Senior 4-plus crewed by Tessa Liberi, Suzanne McHeffey, Hope Knochenhauer, Jacqueline Moser and coxed by Shannon Swikart finished second in the qualifying heat with a time of 6:22.28 to advance to the finals in an attempt to qualify for their second straight SRAA Championship appearance.   However, it was not to be on this day as the women rowed well but did not place in the top four, finishing seventh overall in the state with a time of 6:32.40.last_img read more

Count Basie Theatre Names Interim CEO

first_imgBy Mary Ann BourbeauJustine Robertson has been named interim CEO of the Count Basie Theatre and the Count Basie Foundation, Inc.RED BANK – Justine Robertson spent many years commuting three hours to work. Her new commute is 10 minutes, and she couldn’t be happier. But it’s not just the commute making the Connecticut native happy – it’s the job itself. Robertson, who lives in Rumson, has been named interim CEO of the Count Basie Theatre and its fundraising arm, the Count Basie Foundation, Inc.“The Count Basie Theatre is a beautiful, historic building and, coupled with the restaurants in Red Bank, is the mainstay of arts and entertainment in the Two River area,” she said.Ray Moser, chairman of the Count Basie Theatre’s Board of Trustees, and Russ Lucas, chairman of the Count Basie Theatre Foundation’s Board of Directors, announced a realignment of the two organizations and named Robertson interim CEO of both. She began her new position on July 2. The Count Basie Theatre, Inc. is the nonprofit corporation that owns, manages and programs the Red Bank theater. The Count Basie Theatre Foundation is the nonprofit corporation dedicated to fundraising for the theater’s renovation, as well as its cultural and educational programming. Up until now, each organization had its own chief executive.“We believe that this will improve our ability to seamlessly integrate our programming, operations and fundraising,” said Moser.Robertson agrees. 
“I’m thrilled by this structure, bringing the two entities together as one,” she said. “Each has its function but they are also integrated. Hiring one CEO makes the integration much easier.”Mark Hodges, a former board member who has served as the interim CEO of the foundation since July 2011, left to take a permanent position as executive director of the Joseph Fund, a nonprofit multi-ministry foundation in Camden. Numa Saisselin, who has served as CEO of the Count Basie Theatre since 2002, remains as chief operating officer with continued responsibility for the operation, programming and restoration of the theater.While growing up in Hartford, Conn., Robertson’s family owned a chain of movie theaters and she fondly remembers visiting them to watch cartoons as a child. After earning a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Rutgers University, Robertson married and moved to Monmouth County. Her family eventually sold all but one of the theaters. In the early 1990s, her father suggested renovating the last one, the 1937 art deco-style Webster Theatre that her grandfather had built, and using it to host live shows.
“I was a tax director at the time and that was not fun,” she said. “This was the kind of business I could get excited about. It was a very special opportunity my father gave me.”She commuted between her homes in Monmouth County and Connecticut to serve as executive director of the Webster Theatre from 1994 to 2010, where she was in charge of booking, promotions, production and all theater operations. She formed a public/private partnership with the city of Hartford, enabling her to turn the theater into a 1,350-seat performance venue.“I completely immersed myself in the business,” she said. “I sold the theater a few years ago, and I’m very excited to be back in this business.”In the fall of 2011, Robertson’s husband, Lewis, heard that the Basie was looking to hire a new CEO to oversee both arms of the theater. He urged Robertson to apply for the job but she never did. He died unexpectedly a few months ago, and in dealing with her grief, Robertson, who has two grown children, decided to go after the job. 
“I think my husband would be really happy if he knew I was given this opportunity,” she said. “Every time I went back and forth to Connecticut, I would drive by the Count Basie and say I wish my job was here. Now I have that, and I would certainly be open to having this position become a permanent one.”Robertson envisions an expansion of programming, possibly skewing from a 30- and 40-year-old audience toward 25-year-olds.“Although we are very successful with what we have here, I think we can expand on that,” she said.“Younger people have a tendency to go to the theater more often and they will keep going to concerts when they are 35. I also want to concentrate on fundraising and expand our donor base.” Though the Count Basie Theatre has undergone a tremendous aesthetic facelift in recent years, Robertson will oversee the final stages of the $21.5 million renovation as the building’s infrastructure is updated, with renovations to include restrooms, sound equipment and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC).“In Justine, we have found a leader with both corporate and theater world experience,” said Lucas. “But more importantly, fundraising is the priority.” Half of the nonprofit theater’s annual $8 million budget is earned from ticket sales; 25 percent comes from theater rentals and other services, and another 25 percent is raised  through charitable contributions from its more than 1,800 members, donors and sponsors.“Justine is a longtime and very well-known member of our community and we’re thrilled we will be spending some time working with her to make the Basie even better,” Lucas said.last_img read more

Honoring ‘Miracle Molly’

first_imgThe pool at Surfrider Beach Club in Sea Bright was peppered with purple swim caps bobbing up and down in the water as children on the club’s swim team and the opposing team from Chapel Beach Club honored Molly Richards.The 3-year-old girl from Fair Haven lost her two-year battle against a terminal brain tumor on July 6.Molly was diagnosed with cancer at age 2. Though the tumor was inoperable, her parents flew her to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee for experimental procedures in hopes of finding a cure – or at least prolonging the cancer’s progression.Back in town, Molly was known as “Miracle Molly” because of her courage and joy despite her youth and condition. Molly’s support group and inspiration extended to Surfrider Beach Club, where her family has a membership.“Instead of just swimming to win, it’s more just swim for Molly – and put it all on the line for Molly,” said 15-year-old Surfrider swimmer Peter Warshaw.Colleen Doogan, a friend of the Richards’ and fellow beach club member, originally planned to sell $10 swim caps with the logo “Peace, Love and Miracles” printed in purple, Molly’s favorite color, to help raise money for her fight against cancer.But Molly passed away before the swim caps came in, so Doogan turned the fundraiser into a memorial for Molly and her family.“(Molly’s death) put a little bit of a different spin on things, and now it is in memory of her,” Doogan said.The fundraiser and memorial was a bigger success than Doogan ever expected after Surfrider’s cross-town rival Chapel Beach Club bought 40 of the swim caps to wear at Tuesday’s meet between the two teams.Molly Ann Richards, 3, of Fair Haven died on July 6. Her favorite song was “Roar” by Katy Perry. “It shows that we’re really part of a league, instead it’s not like everyone’s separate teams,” Chapel coach Emily Velcamp said. “Yes we’re swimming against each other, but we’re also both swimming for the same cause.”In Molly’s obituary, her parents said how much of an impact she had on the Fair Haven and Surfrider communities:“Molly, although not here with us long, touched the hearts of many. She never once complained or cried during her dance. Let her life be a true example of courage, strength and fortitude until the last breath. We will LOVE you forever, Daddy and Mommy.”Molly is survived by her parents and her older sister Emily, who swam in the meet Tuesday.In an online condolence message board, family and friends celebrated her life, admiring her angelic smile and genuine happiness. They said they have learned considerable lessons from their 3-year-old role model whose favorite song was Katy Perry’s “Roar.”The profits from the swim cap fundraiser will be donated to the Richards to compensate for medical bills and other expenses.– By Dan Russo. Photos by Jaclyn Shugardlast_img read more

Golovkin skips birth of daughter to train for title fight

first_imgProtesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin attends a news conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on September 12, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Golovkin will defend his titles against Canelo Alvarez at T-Mobile Arena on September 16 in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPGennady Golovkin is one of the most dedicated boxers in the world and even the birth of his daughter couldn’t pry him out of the gym.The three-belt champion missed the birth on Friday because he was training for his upcoming world middleweight title fight.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Golovkin stayed in the gym for two hours after his wife, Alina, gave birth to the couple’s second child. They also have a son. “He didn’t leave the gym until 6 pm,” Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez said. “The baby was born at 4 pm.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“His wife was in the hospital for one day. She came home next day so he was home with them.”Golovkin, who holds the World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation middleweight belts, will face Canelo Alvarez in a 12-round mega title fight on Saturday in Las Vegas. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding JRU wins fifth in six games, trumps Letran “Golovkin is a family man. He has always been very, very, very focused,” Sanchez said. “He has never been the type of guy to go out at night. You are never going to lose him for a day.“He just bought his first car six months ago. He didn’t have a car before because he said he spends all his time in the gym.”Golovkin declined to speak about the birth at a news conference on Wednesday at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.“Please don’t ask me about my family. I am just focused on boxing,” he said. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next Sanchez said he was concerned during the long training camp about how Golovkin was doing with the baby on the way and the most important fight of his career around the corner.“I started to voice my concern. ‘The baby’s not here’. He said ‘coach the baby is going to come whether I am there or not. I have already done my part.’”Sanchez said Golovkin has been in high spirits as the fight preparation shifted this week from their training camp to Las Vegas.“He is in a great mood. I don’t know if it is because of the baby being here or if because he finally got the fight he wanted,” Sanchez said.Sanchez says Golovkin is a good father and just as dedicated to his family as he is to his work.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Blake Griffin pours 37 as Pistons defeat Anthony David-less Pelicans

first_imgDetroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) passes the ball to center Zaza Pachulia (27) as New Orleans Pelicans center Jahlil Okafor (8) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. The Pistons won 98-94. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS— Blake Griffin got Detroit off to a hot start, but the Pistons still had to scratch out a victory in the final seconds over the Anthony Davis-less Pelicans.It didn’t sit well with the All-Star forward.ADVERTISEMENT Pistons: Will end a three-game trip at Dallas on Thursday night.Pelicans: Visit Oklahoma City on Thursday night. The Pelicans have 10 games left in a monthlong stretch in which they have a flight between each of 16 games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Detroit went 7 of 23 from the field in the fourth quarter, scoring just 19 points in the frame.“You want to finish perfect, and I’m striving for perfection and good habits,” Casey said.Playing without Davis, the Pelicans shot just nine free throws and made only four.“We just struggled the whole night,” New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said. “At the end, we make a push back. You’ve got to be able to make the game-winning plays, as we call them. We didn’t do that. We have failed to find consistency throughout what we’re trying to do. That’s a lot on me. As a coach, you’ve got to figure out a way to have your team play consistently and you’ve got to find out who is willing to do that. We’re kind of still searching for that.”Griffin scored 20 of Detroit’s 31 points in the first quarter and had 26 by halftime on 9-of-14 shooting, with the Pistons leading 57-47.“We just kept feeding him,” said Jon Leuer, who had 11 points and six rebounds. “When he’s in a rhythm like that, he’s unstoppable.”TIP-INSPistons: Casey said C Andre Drummond, who sustained a concussion in a Jan. 18 win over Miami, felt “spry and full of energy” in shootaround, but he still missed his third consecutive game.Pelicans: Davis missed his second straight game with a fracture of his left index finger. He may miss another one to two weeks.UP NEXT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants “The way we finished the game was the reason we’ve lost so many close games,” said Griffin, referring to Detroit’s 95-87 lead with 1:32 left that nearly evaporated down the stretch. “This time we just happened to come out on top. We got a lucky miss, a lucky bounce and we were able to get a wide-open dunk, but this doesn’t feel like that good of a win. Obviously, we’ll take it, but stuff like this is why we’ve lost so many games.”Griffin scored 20 of his game-high 37 points in the fourth quarter of Detroit’s 98-94 win over New Orleans, which was playing its second straight game without Davis.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsReggie Jackson added 17 points for the Pistons, who had lost seven of their previous 10.Jrue Holiday scored 29 points and Jahlil Okafor added 17 for the Pelicans, who have lost four of six. Terry Rozier’s perfect start en route to 26 points carry Celtics past Cavs Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem LATEST STORIES View comments Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss New Orleans cut the deficit to 95-92 on a drive by Holiday and a 3-poitner by Darius Miller with 52.5 seconds left.The Pistons then had a sluggish possession, finally getting the ball in Griffin’s hands for a forced 3-point attempt. When he missed, the Pelicans had a chance to tie, but Frank Jackson’s open 3-pointer missed, and Holiday tapped the rebound out to the top of the key.Reggie Bullock ran down the loose ball and dribbled 60 feet unguarded for a clinching dunk with 14.5 seconds left.Griffin finished 14 of 28 from the field, including 4 of 9 on 3-pointers, and had nine rebounds and seven assists.“He’s carrying us, handling the basketball, making good decisions, just doing everything we could ask a franchise player to do,” coach Dwane Casey said. “He’s been great. He sets the tone for us offensively. He’d probably have more assists if we knocked down more shots.”ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

10 months agoBarcelona coach Valverde confirms Munir leaving

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona coach Valverde confirms Munir leavingby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has confirmed Munir El Haddadi is leaving.The 54-year-old tactician has clarified that both the Blaugrana and the Spanish-Moroccan have decided to part ways.”Munir has made a decision and the club has also taken it,” he told a press conference on Wednesday.”We want a solution as soon as possible, if possible during this market.”I have nothing against Munir, as he has played and trained well and I don’t have much more to say about it.” last_img