January 18

Paddlers, Hidilyn banner 335-man PH team to Asian Games

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Filipino dragonboat paddlers will race in full force while no dribbler will see action in the 3×3 basketball competition of the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.Always a medal favorite in the continental scene, the Philippine dragonboat squad enlisted 27 paddlers—14 male and 13 female—making them the largest group in the 335-strong Philippine delegation to the biggest multisport meet in Asia on Aug. 18 to Sept. 2.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments The Philippine Olympic Committee has revealed the 272 Filipino athletes and 63 officials from 31 sports.Their ultimate goal: Surpass the single gold medal the country brought home from the 2014 Incheon, South Korea Games.It has become customary for Filipino paddlers, competing in 200m, 500m and 1000m for men’s and 200m and 500m for women’s, to make the podium even on the world stage.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 crownThey will boost the Philippine drive to gain more medals this time, along with London Olympian and 2014 gold medalist Daniel Caluag, who will defend his title in the BMX cycling competition.Asian champions Margarita Ochoa and Annie Ramirez of jujitsu will also be in Indonesia together with gymnast Caloy Yulo, judokas Kiyomi Watanabe and Mariya Takahashi and Rio de Janeiro Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz and Kristel Macrohon of weightlifting. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Likewise expected to keep the Filipino medal machine humming are former windsurfing world champion Geylord Coveta, world cup champion Krizziah Tabora and Kenneth Chua of bowling, and Margielyn Arda Didal of skateboarding.Hopes are high that the boxers, taekwondo jins, the women’s softball team and Gilas Pilipinas men’s basketball will also deliver during the 45-country sportfest in the cities of Palembang and Jakarta.The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas has no entries in the 3×3 basketball competition for 18 to 23 years old, which will be played for the first time in the Asian Games.“Disappointed but we don’t really have a choice as players aren’t available,” said SBP president Al Panlilio.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Carpio 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 Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Andrew Bogut blasts Gilas for selfie after brawllast_img read more

January 10

Caribou population up by almost 50 percent following five-year wolf cull in South Peace

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has released a report, by Wildlife Biologist Mike Bridger, reviewing a five-year experiment of a wolf reduction program in an effort to restore caribou populations within the South Peace.Between 2015 and 2019, the Province carried out an experimental wolf cull to restore the declining South Peace Caribou population.The report found that the five-year wolf reduction had a positive effect on the caribou as herds had increased by almost 50 percent from 166 individuals in 2016 to 247 in 2019.- Advertisement -If the wolf cull is to continue, the report estimates that the population would increase to 275 in 2020.The report recommends that the Province continues the reduction program, for at least another five years, until the caribou population restores itself to about 1,000.The full report can be found on the Province’s website.Advertisementlast_img read more

January 3

Dogs buried at DMX home had wounds

first_imgBy Bob Christie THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX – Two dogs found buried at a home belonging to rapper DMX had serious wounds, authorities investigating animal neglect allegations said Saturday. One of the dogs had serious bite wounds and another had trauma to its abdomen, but exact causes of death were not determined, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said. “Someone’s going to have to pay for this,” the sheriff said. “We have 12 dogs who were abused and three dogs buried in the yard – someone’s going to have to pay.” A lawyer for the 36-year-old rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, has said DMX was not at the home during the raid, hadn’t been there for months and was paying caretakers and veterinarians to care for his animals. Murray Richman on Saturday questioned how the sheriff could connect his client to any alleged animal abuse. “How do you attribute activities to a person who has not been there, when they have knowledge that other persons have been,” Richman said. “Is it because of the celebrity nature?”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A third dog carcass had been burned so badly an exam was inconclusive. The remains were dug up on Aug. 24, when sheriff’s investigators probing allegations of animal neglect raided the rapper’s home in north Phoenix. Authorities also seized 12 live pit bulls, numerous weapons and about a quarter-ounce of marijuana in a bedroom, Arpaio said. The sheriff initially said a half-pound of suspected narcotics was found, but tests showed the substance was not illegal drugs. No charges had been filed against the rapper or anyone else, but Arpaio said that may change. last_img read more