Jump-start aquaculture business with coaching from experts

first_imgFISH farms and hatcheries need propermanagement for these to prosper, so experts from the Southeast Asian FisheriesDevelopment Center Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD) are offeringaquaculture trainings with first-hand coaching to fish farmers, businessmen,and aquaculturists.  By Rossea H. Ledesma The aquaculture trainings havelectures, practical activities, and field trips with about 80 percent of thetraining sessions devoted to practical activities supervised by SEAFDEC/AQDscientists and experienced personnel. Some training activities are conductedin other stations such as the Binangonan Freshwater Station in Rizal, the DumangasBrackishwater Station in Iloilo, and Igang Marine Station in Guimaras. These training courses offered bySEAFDEC/AQD include hatchery, nursery, and grow-out culture of commodities suchas catfish, giant freshwater prawn, tilapia, sandfish, carp, abalone, seaweeds,marine fish species (grouper, milkfish, pompano, rabbitfish, sea bass, andsnapper), and mangrove crab. Site selection, design and construction of ahatchery and a pond are also among the special topics included in the trainingcourses. More information, including theschedule of SEAFDEC/AQD’s aquaculture training courses, can be accessed at www.seafdec.org.ph/training./PN SEAFDEC/AQD also has courses focusedon fish health diagnostics and feed formulation and preparation that areoffered upon the request. These topics are also covered by other aquaculture trainingcourses. “With the aim of boosting theaquaculture sector for food security, we always welcome those who want to trainwith us and we keep our lines open if they need further assistance after thetraining,” said Dan Baliao, chief of SEAFDEC/AQD.  “We translated our science-based aquaculturetechnologies into training packages for the adoption of aquaculturestakeholders and to uphold our mandate of developing and strengthening thecapacities of the aquaculture sector,” said Dr. Edgar Amar, head of the Trainingand Information Division. The training courses are based ondecades of scientific research and verification programs and are conducted at SEAFDEC/AQD’s main station in Tigbauan,Iloilo that is well-equipped with training facilities, research laboratories,and hatchery and broodstock facilities. Trainees study the anatomy and physiology of mangrove crab as one of the practical activities of the training course “Mangrove Crab (Mud Crab) Hatchery Operations” held at SEAFDEC/AQD’s Tigbauan Main Station on Aug. 12-Sept. 2, 2019. Photo by SEAFDEC/AQDlast_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse to fly by Boston College

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ David Wilson: Syracuse 77, Boston College 50Chestnuts roastingThe Orange moves to 4-0 in conference play with another convincing Atlantic Coast Conference win. Jerami Grant and Rakeem Christmas build off of standout performances against a more talented North Carolina team and C.J. Fair keeps doing what he does to help SU cruise past the Eagles in Chestnut Hill, Mass.Trevor Hass: Syracuse 73, Boston College 57B-Seeya!BC guard Olivier Hanlan has as good a shot of outplaying Tyler Ennis as any guard in the ACC, but I don’t see it happening. Ennis responds from his uncharacteristic four-turnover performance against UNC and helps Syracuse fly by an out-matched Eagles team.Stephen Bailey: Syracuse 70, Boston College 50Fly like an EagleFair said the Orange won’t lose unless it faces a well-rounded opponent and has an off-night. Boston College is lacking in the frontcourt. Don’t expect Syracuse to be rusty despite the two-day turnaround. Look for a big bounce-back game from Trevor Cooney and the potential return of DaJuan Coleman. The Orange improves to 4-0 in the ACC and strengthens its hold as the conference’s clear-cut power. Comments Published on January 13, 2014 at 5:07 amlast_img read more

Badgers reaching critical point in season against Eastern Illinois

first_imgCommanding performances this week resulted in a 1-1 draw to UW-Milwaukee and a 1-0 win over Big Ten rival Michigan State for the University of Wisconsin’s men’s soccer team. The results allowed the Badgers to get a bump in the polls, propelling them into the top 25 once again.After playing ranked teams back-to-back the Badgers will face a less recognized opponent Wednesday as they take on Eastern Illinois Oct. 30.Eastern Illinois has had a rough season so far. With only one senior on the squad the young team has struggled in many aspects. The Panthers are 1-11-2 on the season and a staggering 0-7-0 on the road and their lone win coming on Oct. 20 against Oral Roberts.In their seven road games this year the Panthers have lost by a combined score of 8-22, with half of their goals coming in one game, a 5-4 loss, to Indiana University-Evansville. After being shut out their last two games, Eastern Illinois will be looking to steal one against the 23rd-ranked Badgers.In contrast, the Badgers have been lights out at home. Wisconsin has won every game in the McClimon Complex dating back to last season, and their wins have come in every shape and form. The Badgers scored a last-second goal forced overtime against DePaul, they successfully rallied against Indiana and they fought off comebacks from Drake and Western Michigan. The Badgers home field has become a fortress for the 10-3-2 Badgers.The fortress has yielded wins against top-ranked opponent’s No.18 Marquette and No.22 Michigan State, as well as a statement win against last year’s defending national champions Indiana. The wins will surely look good when the selection committee meets to determine the at-large bids for the NCAA Tournament later this fall.The Wisconsin squad, led by its four senior captains, has been solid all season all over the field. As always, keep an eye on Tomislav Zadro, Drew Conner and Nick Janus on the offensive end of the field. The Badgers will be itching to get back to their goal-scoring ways after scoring just one goal in each of the last four games.If the game is going in favor of the Badgers, expect to see a lot of young players step up and sub in during the second half. Joe Naughton, Nick Jones and Anders Kristensen have all caught minutes this season, and it is likely head coach John Trask will reward them with a bit more playing time in an easier matchup.The game may also shed some light on the goalkeeper battle that has been brewing. After the loss to Michigan on Oct. 20, Casey Beyers has been pulled from the field in favor of senior Max Jentsch.According to Trask, the move was made to reward Jentsch for his hard work in practice. Since taking the job, he has allowed only one goal to UW-Milwaukee and was able to record a shutout against Michigan State on Sunday.For Wisconsin this is a must win game. Any result other than a win will hurt the Badgers chances of making an NCAA tournament run, while simultaneously ruining the magic of the McClimon Complex.last_img read more

Troost-Ekong: I Can’t Wait for My First World Cup

first_imgTurkey-based defender William Troost-Ekong has said he is looking forward to his first World Cup in Russia with a lot of excitement.No-nonsense Troost-Ekong has formed what is now famously referred to as the ‘Oyinbo Wall’ with fellow central defender Leon Balogun that he was an ever-present as Nigeria qualified for a sixth World Cup.He also featured at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where Nigeria finished third, after he opted to play for his father’s native country even though he was also eligible to play for the Netherlands, where his mother hails from. The focus now is Russia 2018 and he said it is a dream come true for him.“We worked very hard to get there,” he told SCORENigeria“It’s the dream of all players to be at the World Cup.“And now I can’t wait to get started.“Exciting stuff!’He was an ever-present as the Eagles booked their passage to Russia 2018 with a game to spare.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Bet365 becomes the latest to implement GiG Comply software

first_imgShare Oddschecker: ‘Unusual circumstances’ fail to hinder Royal Ascot traffic July 23, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Submit Bet365 is set to be the latest operator to implement the marketing compliance screening tool, GiG Comply after inking a new deal with Gaming Innovation Group Inc (GiG). The compliance tool software is able to scan up to 30,000 web pages daily and will offer Bet365 a thorough list of locations where any of its brands are mentioned is compiled on a daily basis.Richard Brown, chief operations officer at GiG, commented on the new partnership: “We are very pleased to have signed bet365, one of the leaders in the gambling industry, to GiG’s compliance screening tool and to support them in their marketing compliance. “It’s great to know that we share the same aspirations for a safe and trusted environment. GiG Comply will support bet365 to keep compliance oversight and to be in control of affiliate activities, ensuring fair and fun iGaming for all.”By using the software, bet365 can check for the presence or lack of notable terms, images and promotional links and whether age-gated games or code red words are present next to a promotion. The new technology has been created to primarily ensure compliance in addition to offer a reduction in manual checking for operator sites. This will significantly support bet365’s strategy in maintaining marketing compliance in an ever-changing regulatory landscapelast_img read more

Delic and Brkic satisfied with the Victory

first_imgSelector of tennis team of BiH, Amer Delic, is  pleased with the play of Mirza Basic and Tomislav Brkic and victory in the doubles. The doubles brought the triumph of 3: 0 for BiH against Zimbabwe and allowed qualification to the second round of the Second group of Euro-African zone of the Davis CupTomislav Brkic played his first game in a match against Zimbabwe today.“It was a tough match, but we played well. We won 3: 0. I hope that I will play many matches and I assume that Nerman Fatić will play as well “said Brkic.On the last day of the competition the remaining two singles are scheduled, which will have a result-importance. The plan is for Damir Dzumhur to play against Garagange and Mirza Basic against Locke, but the selectors are likely to take advantage of the possibility of a change of players. (Source: novovrijeme)last_img read more

Blind Young Man Mustafa Mehic Mujce ran Sarajevo Half Marathon

first_imgThe blind young man Mustafa Mehic Mujce ran his first Sarajevo Half Marathon in 2 hours, 7 minutes and 2 seconds.An athlete who won the hearts all over BiH after he announced his wishes on the participation and completion of Sarajevo half-marathon race, he can finally include this goal among his life achievements.Through all 21 kilometers of the race, Mujce was accompanied by his coach Tomislav Cvitanusic who spent months preparing this young fan of recreation for this venture.Mujce repeatedly stated that nothing is difficult for him and that strong will is what makes him run. This half-marathon runner was born as a person with reduced vision, and he completely lost his eyesight in 2012.Mustafa started to train running in mid-April this year, and the final goal is the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.Mujce became the first blind participant at 21-kilometers race in the region. This young man is an inspiration to his colleagues and athletes, and besides today’s success, Mujce also finished the first year of the Faculty of Law, he loves hip hop and he recorded a song with rapper Frenki from Tuzla.(Source: I. P./Klix.ba)last_img read more

Leaf profile: Patrick Martens reaches back to his Atom roots to find pot of goal at end of hockey stick

first_imgThroughout the KIJHL season The Nelson Daily Sports Editor Bruce Fuhr will take a capsule look at the players on the Nelson Leafs hockey club. Today the focus in on the red-hot Patrick Martens. The Maple Ridge Minor Hockey grad has been on one of the most amazing streaks in Nelson Leafs hockey history and now leads the KIJHL in scoring.Filling the net, like a Sidney Crosby or Wayne Gretzky, is the dream of every Canadian minor hockey player.However, seldom does the dream come true. Which is why there are so many checkers and grinders in hockey.Patrick Martens was one of those grinder-like players. That was until his sophomore season in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.Martens, or “Marty” to his teammates, has been on quite a roll for the Nelson Leafs. A streak that has seen the native of Moncton, N.B. score in the last ten games – including a seven-goal explosion during a recent road swing through the South Okanagan.Martens added a pair Wednesday night at the Murdoch Division-leading Leafs knocked off rival Beaver Valley 5-3.
 It was the seventh multiple point game during the streak for the 18-year-old sniper.”I think the last time I scored like this was in Atom. . .. I maybe had one four-goal game in Midget but nothing like this,” Martens, researching the career memory bank, admitted prior to practice at the NCDD Arena.”It definitely makes me more confident now,” added the 6-foot, 180-pound forward who has more points in 14 games this season than he did in the entire 2010-11 KIJHL season.”Our line is getting lots of chances now and it’s giving us lots of confidence knowing that I can put the puck in the net.”Martens is one of the few finds last season of coach and GM Chris Shaw.The Maple Ridge product had just experienced a successful conclusion to his minor hockey career playing for Ridge Meadows Midget AAA, where the squad lost in the B.C. Minor Hockey Midget AAA Championship to Kelowna.Martens registered ten points in six games to lead Ridge Meadows in scoring.Shaw liked what he saw, convincing the speedster to join the Green and White after a long courtship.”He (Shaw) has been watching me since Bantam,” Martens explained. “We  began a personal relationship and I decided to come to Nelson after talking to him.”However, the season under Shaw probably wasn’t the most enjoyable the 13-year career for Martens.Still, once hearing about the coaching change, Martens was confident with the core that was returning, this season would be different.”I heard Frank (Maida) was going in to coach and he coached with Simon Wheeldon and had good teams so I felt this was a good decision,” Martens said. “Plus I like the group of guys we have here so I was excited to come back.”And boy has there ever been a change both on and off the ice.Nelson has taken advantage of an abundance of home games to jump out to a 11-3-0-1 mark — tops in the entire KIJHL. Much of the reason for the early season success — Nelson is 8-2 in the last 10 games — is due part to the line of Martens, Matthew Naka and Colton Schell.The trio filled the net during the weekend series in the South Okanagan before combining for seven points in Wednesday’s win over Beaver Valley.”We’re doing everything the same,” Martens said when asked about the secret of the Naka, Martens, Schell unit.”We’re playing really well as a line, not worrying about who get points. Right now it’s kind of my turn and I’ve been fortunate to be able to put the puck in the net.””But it doesn’t really matter which one of us on our line or on the team scores,” Martens added. “Just as long as one of us scores and the team are winning.”The early season success has allowed Nelson to lead the Murdoch Division almost from the start of the season. Which has played a big part to the camaraderie on the Leaf roster.”It definitely wasn’t much fun playing last year,” said Martens, who spend time in Chile with family before moving to Maple Ridge with parents, mother Cindy and father Terry — the latter a big influence on his hockey career.”But being competitive this year has made the game a lot more funner the it was last year.”And then there’s the filling of the net for Martens who has climbed into top spot in KIJHL scoring.A similar spot those guys Crosby and Gretzky occupied on a yearly basis.Nice to see good things come to those who wait.Patrick Martens Fast Facts:Position: right wingAge: 18Born: Moncton, NBHometown: Maple RidgeHeight: 6-feetWeight: 180 poundsFavourite music: A bit of everythingFavourite hockey player: Pavel DatsyukFavourite NHL team: Colorado AvalancheHobbies other than hockey: Golf . . . sorry, hockeyBlackberry or iPhone: BlackberryFuture goals: Attend college to pursue an engineering degreelast_img read more

Bility Names ‘Electoral Team’ for March 22

first_imgIn the eve of the official launch of campaign activities of the Liberia Football Association elections, its president Musa Bility, has announced the names of those he considered worthy to be elected in the ensuring elections on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.The football chief, in an emphatic tone, termed nine of the incumbent members of the Executive Committee as “trustworthy, committed and hardworking” colleagues that he could like to work with again in his second term and promised to campaign for their re-election.Mr. Bility on Monday, without mincing words, said he has appointed Madam Rochell Woodson as chairlady for the re-election of his favorite EC members, including the two serving  vice presidents, seven sitting EC members and two new EC members, which he also regarded as ‘true friends.’He named the candidates as: Musa Shannon, for VPA and Adolph Lawrence for VPO. The EC members include: Rochell Woodson, D. Sheba Brown, Wallace Weiah, Ansu Dorley, Matthew Smith, Samuel Karn and Bishop John Allen Klayee.He named Mustapha Raji and Wilmot Smith as the two new acceptable candidates to the EC.The likes of Dee-Maxwell Kemayan, Ibrahim Sheriff and others have been deleted from Bility’s much list.Bility’s emphatic and uncompromising statement indicates that he has drawn the line amongst the candidates.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Water pump thief jailed

first_imgA man who stole a water pump, among other items, was on Friday sentenced to eight weeks imprisonment by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan when he stood before her on Friday.Krishna Singh who has no fixed place of adobe admitted to stealing the articles.The court heard that the 42-year-old man, while he was at Lot 126 Hadfield Street, Georgetown, stole one water pump valued $10,000, one 50-foot water hose valued $5000 and two tarpaulins valued $10,000 – a total value of $27,000 and the property of Pamela DeSantos.Facts presented to the court revealed that on the day in question, the accused unlawfully entered into the Virtual Complainant’s yard which was secured by a mesh and zinc fence. He later collected the above mentioned items before making good his escape.However, he was subsequently arrested after the victim reported the matter to the Police. The items were never recovered.Unrepresented by legal counsel, Singh told the court “I went to pick pear leave at the fence, I don’t know what they talking about,” when he tried to defend himself.Nevertheless, he was fined $25,000 or by default, he will have to spend eight weeks in prison.Further, he told the Magistrate that he does not “have nobody” to post bail.last_img read more