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Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverycenter_img MOST READ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims “I did not give up,” said Uno, who injured his right foot after the Olympics due to an ill-fitting boot.Skating to an Elvis Presley medley, Kolyada fell on his opening quad lutz and a quad toe, hitting just one of his quadruple attempts. He showed his disappointment by pointing to his head as he waited for his marks to go up: 185.27 in the free for a total of 272.32.U.S. skater Vincent Zhou, the world junior champion last year, fell three times in the final skate, tumbling to 14th place after a strong short program put him within striking distance of the podium.The generally chaotic programs, to some, reflected the long skating season, which started in September, and the pressure of turning around quickly for a major international championship. But the medal winners all said they had enough turnaround time and would compete again in an Olympic-year worlds as long as one was scheduled.The International Skating Union is considering other rule changes at its next congress in June, which could impact how the skaters plan their programs and the frequency of quads. Proposals include shortening the long program and limiting the number of quads that can be repeated.In the ice dance final, Olympic silver medalists Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France reclaimed the world title they lost last year with an ethereal free dance that earned them a season-best 123.47 points for a total of 207.20.Though they earned perfect marks for performance, composition, and interpretation, Papadakis said they still had room to improve.“We won’t be bored. There are also things to improve, competitors to be afraid of. It’s the sport,” Papadakis said.U.S. champions Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue took silver, vindicating a fall in last year’s worlds that kept them off the podium. Canadians Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje won the bronze.“I feel like we have done a lot of work tackling our demons, the fear, all the ‘what ifs’ that go through our minds,” Hubbell said. “We have a history of making some errors and giving up our place, so today’s performance, that was our goal: To stay in the moment, to stay connected, and believing what we do is enough.” View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the rest, it was a fall-a-thon: 14 sprawls, splats, and tumbles among five competitors as they attempted the all-mighty quad. There were three falls by silver medalist Shoma Uno of Japan, who matched his Olympic silver, and two by Mikhail Kolyada of Russia, who took bronze.Skating last, Chen said he knew the others made mistakes – though not quite how bad – and that gave him the freedom to attempt six quads, knowing he had room for error.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAfter his woeful Olympic short program put the podium out of reach, Chen said at the worlds, “I just wanted to redeem myself in the short, and try to maintain what I did in the long.”He did better than that. He finished first in the short, vanquishing that Olympic ghost. United States’ Nathan Chen celebrates after winning a men’s competition at the Figure Skating World Championships in Assago, near Milan, Saturday, March 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)ASSAGO, Italy — Nathan Chen’s redemption is complete.While all of his top competitors fell, the 18-year-old Chen completed six quadruple jumps in the free program on Saturday to become the first U.S. winner of the men’s world figure skating title since 2009.ADVERTISEMENT And then in the free, he completed six quadruples, with minor deductions for stepping out of the quadruple salchow, to score 219.46 in the free for an overall total of 321.40. That compared to his Olympic free program where he attempted six triples, completing five cleanly but putting his hands down on a quad-flip. That earned him an Olympic record 215.08 points.Chen said the Olympic disappointment in the individual and team short programs helped pave the way to the world title, the first by a U.S. men’s skater since Evan Lysacek nine years ago.“I learned so much more from making those mistakes in both short programs, than if I would have skated better,” Chen said. “‘Having that experience will propel me in the future better than if I had done the short program better.”Uno, the only Olympic medalist to show up at the worlds, finished nearly 50 points behind Chen.Uno stunned the crowd when he fell on an opening quad loop, and circled around for another fall on a quad flip. The final fall came on a quad toe. But with the crowd urging him on, he finished strong with a quad toe in combination and two more combinations as Puccini’s “Turandot” intoned the famed refrain “vincero,” ”I will win.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ La Salle eyeing ex-Qatar national team mentor as new head coachcenter_img No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NU puts PH in Asean finaleBannered by reigning UAAP champion National U, the Philippines made quick work of Indonesia, 25-14, 25-23, 25-13, on Thursday to reach the finals of the 19th Asean University Games volleyball tournament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. The Filipinos thus surpassed their bronze medal finish in the same tournament two years ago in Singapore. The Filipinos forged a title duel with defending champion Thailand, which hammered out a 25-19, 25-20, 25-17 victory over Myanmar in the other semifinal duel. The Philippines-Thailand tiff is set Friday. NU remains unbeaten in the tournament, a run highlighted by a 30-28, 25-23, 25-19 win over the Thais in their match last Sunday. —CEDELF P. TUPASADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgTest your knowledge by seeing how many of these five Chelsea-related questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-101] 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_img The SASSI programme’s prominent online presence has also made it easy for consumers to participate. Consumers can obtain the most up-to-date information at any time on the SASSI website, FishMS and mobi site. The FishMS service allows consumers to access the SASSI seafood database from any mobile phone. Consumers can send a text message to the number 079 499 8795 to find out whether a particular species is on the red, orange or green list. According to Petersen, the response from wholesalers and retailers to consumer pressure has also been encouraging. A growing number of participants at this end of the value chain are actively involved with the SFP. Quarterly assessments are carried out with each partner to evaluate their seafood procurement process and raise awareness amongst staff. The programme is working with 11 of the biggest seafood suppliers in South Africa (such as Aquatic Foods and Fish On Line), the large retailers (Pick n Pay, Woolworths, Spar) and popular restaurant chains such as John Dory’s and Ocean Basket. Offshore and inshore commercial industry players, such as I&J and Sea Harvest, are also involved.Fish stocks recovering Petersen said in a statement that kingklip stocks almost collapsed a few years ago. However, because of consumer pressure many restaurants stopped offering it on the menu and retailers no longer kept it in stock. Catch limits were also introduced and the kingklip spawning site near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape was placed under protection. “I really hope to see kingklip on the green list one day soon.” Basson says that some of South Africa’s linefish species are also showing signs of recovery. For example, red roman, a member of the seabream family, is a popular linefish species that is endemic to Southern Africa. It is a reef-associated species with a relatively narrow distribution from Namibia to the Eastern Cape. She says it is a slow growth species – a 40cm fish could be as old as 40 years. They achieve late sexual maturity and change sex from female to male as they mature. These factors make them highly vulnerable to overfishing. Red roman stocks are in urgent need of rebuilding as they have almost disappeared in some areas such as False Bay on the southern Cape coast. However, she says that there is evidence of recovery within Marine Protected Areas (MPA) along the coast. Research has shown a 90% increase in catches of red roman within the Goukamma MPA. Goukamma is situated on the Garden Route on the Cape South Coast. The exclusion of fishing boats from Goukamma has also been beneficial. “Although much remains to be done to get the red roman stock back to its former glory, this still indicates the tremendous value of MPAs in rebuilding the breeding stock of important over-exploited linefish species,” says Basson.SA consumers more environmentally aware Consumers are becoming more aware of issues affecting the environment. “South African consumers are one of the main reasons why SASSI has been so successful and why we have seen some of our fish species recover,” Basson says. Another success story is that of the South African hake trawl fishery. Significant progress has been made in the management of the hake resource, as a result of both Marine Stewardship Council certification and consumer pressure. If consumers continue to ask questions, it will have major positive impacts for the entire seafood industry. First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service. 1 October 2010 Thanks to South African consumers, the demand for over-exploited fish stocks is declining. Increasing consumer pressure on seafood retailers to stock sustainably harvested fish and support eco-friendly fishing methods have caused stocks of species such as kingklip to show signs of recovery. The Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) was launched six years ago to involve the entire seafood supply chain, including consumers, in creating a sustainable seafood industry. Today this initiative has proven to be a highly successful South African consumer campaign. The ocean has often been viewed as an “infinite resource”, but buy-in from the public is helping to correct this perception. Janine Basson from the Sustainable Fisheries Programme (SFP): Fisher and Consumer Outreach, says the SASSI programme has been so successful to date because consumers feel empowered. Their choices can drive positive change towards the recovery of fish stocks. “Consumers are given the opportunity to make informed choices when choosing which seafood to buy and eat. People want to be part of the solution to overfishing, and SASSI is a tool that allows them to do that,” Basson says. There are other seafood campaigns globally that are doing similar work. However, Basson says the major difference is that other international programmes do not partner with seafood industry players, whereas the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) South Africa is partnering with industry. This is a key strength of the programme.Finding solutions together A number of programmes are jointly finding solutions to the problem of overfishing and declining fish stocks. The SFP forms part of the WWF Sanlam Living Waters partnership, an initiative to promote marine conservation in South Africa. The SFP works across the seafood supply chain to address ecosystem overexploitation. It contributes to two of the partnership’s targets for the marine sector – firstly, to apply an ecosystem approach to fisheries in South Africa and reduce the impacts of destructive fishing practices to acceptable levels. Its other goal is to restore at least half of over-exploited fish stocks to sustainably managed levels, while still maintaining or improving the state of other stocks. The SFP aims to meet these targets through activities that focus on how fish are caught and traded. The Responsible Fisheries Programme works directly with the fishing industry and resource management and addresses how fish are caught. SASSI focuses on the trading aspect, which involves retailers, restaurants, chefs and consumers.Consumers asking the right questions Dr Samantha Petersen, project manager of the SFP, said in a statement that consumers must continue asking restaurants and retailers if they serve or sell sustainably harvested fish and seafood. Some fishing and seafood farming methods pose more harm to the environment than others. For instance, Basson says, line- or pole-caught methods are relatively selective and don’t kill unintended species such as seabirds and sharks. Although some forms of seafood farming can reduce pressure on overexploited wild stocks, this is only the case if wild fish don’t have to be fed to farmed fish, or if the production method doesn’t further degrade the environment. Consumers must not hesitate to ask in-depth questions about seafood and find out what they are buying or eating, where it comes from and how it was caught. Research indicates that positive changes at sea have predominantly resulted from consumer queries. “One consumer who asks questions about the sustainability of their seafood is likely to have a bigger influence than 100 who simply make a green choice without telling the restaurant or retailer why,” Basson says. Major success has also been achieved with SASSI’s progressive consumer tools. The SASSI Consumer Pocket Guide, originally drafted in 2005, uses a three-level colour classification to rate fish. Green indicates best choice while orange suggests caution and red means the species is illegal or classified as a “no sale species”. Certain species such as tuna were categorised in the green group, but this did not take the fishing method into account. The original red group only included the species that are prohibited from being sold by law.Get the SASSI list The new and updated SASSI list includes a revision of a number of species included on the original list. The new red group lists unsustainable species along with those that are illegal to sell in South Africa. Basson says the original list excluded important imported and aquaculture species, but the updated version includes a selection of these species. “This was becoming an increasingly pressing need due to the growing South African aquaculture industry,” she says. Download the pocket-sized version of the SASSI list (PDF, 1.25MB)last_img read more

first_imgSituated about 10 kilometres from the main market in Kairana, village Kaserwa Kalaan is Jat-dominated. Villagers put the population of Jats – a dominant caste in western Uttar Pradesh – in the village at about 50%.As one walks around the narrow lanes, with large houses on either side, one sees the title Chaudhari – typical of Jats in the region – prefixed to nameplates in many houses.It is this powerful, agrarian caste that may in some ways hold the key to the May 28 Lok Sabha bypoll in which the BJP locks horns with a combined opposition that has backed the candidature of Tabassum Begum, now with the Rashtriya Lok Dal, a party traditionally associated with Jats in western U.P.Kaserwa Kalaan seems to be veering around to the RLD this time, with Jat villagers strongly backing the RLD.If Jats vote for the RLD in large numbers, the combined strength of Muslims, a numerically powerful community here, Jats and Dalits can make the contest a tough one for the BJP.Playing cards with his friends just outside his house, Bhopal Masterji, an ageing teacher belonging to the Jat caste, says the village is heavily tilted towards the RLD this time.He faults the BJP for the recent Karnataka crisis, and points to rising fuel prices to claim that the party has been unable to fulfil its promises.Communal overtones to the election apart, caste alignments are key to the poll outcome here, with the opposition combine banking on Jats deserting the BJP to vote for the RLD candidate.This is what seems to be happening, if Kaserwa Kalaan is any indicator.However, community stereotypes regarding Muslims remain, despite the shift.Asked if Jats would vote for a Muslim candidate of the RLD – given that Muzaffarnagar had seen Jat-Muslim riots in 2013 – Sanjeev Singh, a resident of the village, says that Jats would vote for any RLD candidate this time.“But if the RLD were to field a Jat candidate, not one Muslim would vote for him,” he adds with a wry smile.‘Muslim votes crucial’“Muslims are large in number here, and their votes are going to be crucial. Add Jats, and the RLD is on a strong wicket,” he says. “The day Muslims cross the 50% population mark in western U.P., only candidates they prefer will be elected.”The BJP also has a caste card in Kairana. They are banking on the Gujjars, with their candidate Mriganka Singh being late Gujjar leader Hukum Singh’s daughter.Apart from Gujjars – an influential caste here – the BJP is counting on upper caste Hindus, particularly Baniyas, to see it through.last_img read more

first_imgBlack Panther x Dame 5.MANILA, Philippines—At some point in our lives, we all wanted to be like our favorite superheroes.Whether it’s to build a technologically-advanced suit like Iron Man, own an indestructible shield like Captain America or have supernatural powers like Captain Marvel, we wish we had it even if it’s fictional.ADVERTISEMENT The collection includes an Iron Man-inspired Harden Vol. 3, a N3XT L3V3L silhouette with Captain America colors, a Black Panther colorway of the Dame 5, a Nick Fury take on the TMAC 1 and a Captain Marvel x adidas Pro Vision “ACE” which was unveiled by WNBA star Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks.Iron Man x Harden Vol. 3Only the N3XT L3V3L and the Dame 5 will hit Philippine shelves.Captain America x N3XT L3V3L.The release comes on the same day the biggest blockbuster of the year Avengers: Endgame hits PH theaters on April 24.Nick Fury x TMAC 1.Captain Marvel x Pro Vision.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘Avengers’ honored with handprint ceremony in Hollywood PLAY LIST 02:39’Avengers’ honored with handprint ceremony in Hollywood01:35Filipino Marvel fans react to ‘Avengers: Endgame’: ‘It has a lot of heart’04:10’Avengers: Endgame’ cast bids farewell to the series02:42PH 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 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Ajax stuns Ronaldo, Juventus to reach Champions League semi Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Adidas Basketball, though, has taken our fandom to a whole new level as it joined forces with Marvel to create a limited edition “Heroes Among Us” footwear collection inspired by our beloved superheroes.Hoop stars, who possess out of this world athleticism, accuracy and grace, are the closest that we could get to seeing real-life superheroes in sports.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAnd like superheroes, these athletes have alter-egos too and each has their own unique skill as they carry their respective teams, cities and communities on their shoulders.The “Heroes Among Us” line features new sneaker designs which will release on select Philippine stores April 24. LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more