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Regional body moves to protect spiny lobster

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first_img Share Share Food & DiningLifestyleNewsRegional Regional body moves to protect spiny lobster by: – February 18, 2014 Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share 192 Views   no discussions BELIZE CITY — The executive committee of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) says it is working on “legal instruments” to strengthen regional cooperation for the conservation, management and sustainable use of the spiny lobster and the protection of its habitat.The 22ndmeeting of the (CRFM) executive, which concluded Friday in Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines, saw a two-day deliberation on matters such as coral reef management, the lobster fishery, and cooperation between CARICOM States and the French Islands in fisheries.“The Committee addressed a number of important regional initiatives designed to ensure sustainable use of our fisheries resources and protect the marine ecosystems,” said Milton Haughton, CRFM Executive Director.The CRFM executive committee consists of representatives of six member states of the regional inter-governmental fisheries organisation. The membership of the committee is drawn from the Caribbean Fisheries Forum, a group of government officials, fishers and representatives of private companies from CARICOM states tasked with providing technical support to the CRFM.Jamaica Observerlast_img read more

Bob Pendleton, the man who discovered Wayne Rooney

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first_img For as well as being the secretary of the Walton and Kirkdale junior league, Pendleton also scouted youngsters for Everton. Unbeknownst to him, he had come across the young footballer who would go on to become England’s greatest goal scorer. As Pendleton watched on, Rooney found the net. He was two years younger than his team-mates, but stood head and shoulders above the rest of the players on the pitch. “Copplehouse had done nothing in the first half of the season but when he signed for them, Jesus, honestly…” Pendleton says before puffing his cheeks out. “Jimmy Greaves passed the ball into the back of the net and so did Wayne. “The scores would be about 7-0 and nine times out of 10 he scored four or five of them. “He got the reputation as being a beast in front of goal. “There was a vibe going round Liverpool about him. Different lads you knew used to say, ‘Have you got Rooney yet, Bob?'” Once he had seen him in action, there was no way Pendleton would let this nine-year-old boy go anywhere else but Everton. Rooney had trials at Liverpool, but it did not feel right for the youngster – mainly because he turned up in his Everton kit. He was an Evertonian through and through, as were his family. His mother Jeanette and Wayne Snr – or ‘Big Wayne’ as Pendleton calls him – did not want their son crossing Stanley Park to join the red side. His success continued after signing youth forms with Everton. Two approaches from Sir Alex Ferguson were rebuffed and Rooney went on to star in Everton’s run to the FA Youth Cup final in 2002. Then, five days shy of his 17th birthday, Rooney scored his first Everton goal against Arsenal – a fierce drive which cannoned in off the underside of the bar. Pendleton held his emotions together until he saw his two daughters Anne and Mary after the final whistle. “I walked down the stairs and two of my daughters – Anne and Mary – were crying and then I started crying,” he says. “I just couldn’t help it because it was such an incredible feeling.” As Rooney approaches his 30th birthday, pundits and commentators will reflect on the striker’s career. The common view is that Rooney is past his best. That point is probably a fair one. The glimpses of the man who scored 26 goals in 32 league appearances in the 2010-11 season are getting more and more infrequent. But it easy to forget that Rooney has been playing professional football for 14 years. Another common view that Rooney has not fulfilled his potential as a player is quite simply wrong. Thirteen years on from scoring the wonder goal against Arsenal that still gives Rooney goosebumps, his trophy room inside his Cheshire mansion is do big it stretches over two floors. Rooney has five Premier League winner’s medals, he has won the League Cup twice and the Champions League on one occasion. He has won the PFA player of the year award, the FWA player of the year accolade and has done what Sir Bobby Charlton, Gary Lineker and Jimmy Greaves could not do – score 50 goals for his country. It is only a matter of time before he scores the 14 goals required to make him United’s greatest marksman. Louis van Gaal and Roy Hodgson, who have worked with some of the best players of Rooney’s generation and beyond, rate him highly – both as a player and captain. And the striker has the respect and admiration of his team-mates. “You can tell he is a world-class player by what he does in training every day,” says United midfielder Jesse Lingard, who joined the club aged seven. “He has got goals and he is captain, he leads the team, he sets a great example and we follow him.” And Rooney gave a timely reminder that he can still cut it in the Premier League when he raced on to Ander Herrera’s pass and scored the final goal in United’s 3-0 win at Goodison Park. “On Saturday he played him down the middle, and my God he killed us,” said Pendleton, beaming with the same pride he felt when he stumbled upon Rooney 21 years ago. Over two decades have passed, but Bob Pendleton remembers his first glimpse of Wayne Rooney like it was yesterday. Press Association On Long Lane playing fields in Aintree, Pendleton was headed for pitch two to collect some unpaid referees’ fees from ‘Big Nev’, the coach of Copplehouse Colts. With £4.50’s worth of change in his pocket, Pendleton chose to hang around and watch the Under-11s in action. It would prove to be the best decision of his career. last_img read more

The Latest: Orioles GM Elias confident baseball will return

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first_img___The North Carolina High School Athletic Association will lift its dead period next week to allow for in-person workouts for prep athletes.The organization announced Monday that it would allow limited workouts beginning June 15, though education agencies across the Southern U.S. state must also permit it at a local level.Restrictions for the first phase of return include having workouts of no longer than 90 minutes, with no more than 25 people at outdoor venues and no more than 10 in gymnasiums. They also require daily temperature checks and social distancing, along with instructing schools to keep the same groupings of athletes working together each time.Locker rooms and weight rooms remain closed for now. The restrictions include no shared use of athletic equipment. Guidelines for future phases will be developed and shared at a later date. NASCAR fans won’t be allowed to attend when the Cup Series races at Martinsville Speedway on Wednesday night, but the sport’s impact will surely be felt by Henry County residents the next day.The Joey Logano Foundation, the NASCAR Foundation and Elevation Outreach are partnering to bring a Convoy of Hope to Martinsville with the goal of providing 40,000 pounds of food and supplies to approximately 1,000 families during a drive-thru distribution at NASCAR’s oldest track.The effort is similar to one conducted at Darlington Raceway in May.“After seeing how impactful Darlington went, we quickly moved forward and scheduled our next event with Convoy of Hope in Martinsville,” Logano, chairman of his foundation, said in a release. The COVID-19 pandemic forced NASCAR to pause its season in March. The race at Martinsville will be the seventh since the series went back to racing without fans last month. ___The Italian soccer federation has approved plans for a playoff or the use of an algorithm with no champion declared if the season is stopped again.Serie A has been suspended since March 9 because of the coronavirus outbreak. It is scheduled to resume on June 20.The plans were approved by an 18-3 vote at an FIGC council meeting. Italian soccer clubs had asked for no champion or relegations unless mathematically certain.Playoffs are the preferred idea but an algorithm will be used to determine the final standings if matches cannot be held because of time restrictions or the worsening of the pandemic. But there will not be a champion if the algorithm is used. The top two men’s divisions are the only ones set to resume their regular seasons. The women’s Serie A will not restart.___English soccer club Brighton is offering fans the chance to have cardboard cutouts of themselves in the stadium when the Premier League resumes.Games in the league will be closed to spectators for the remainder of the season because of the coronavirus pandemic.Five of Brighton’s nine remaining games are at home. The first is on June 20 against Arsenal. A statement by the Serie A women’s players says they are against it because “it doesn’t guarantee true fairness.”They say “we all go out on the field or no one does.”Juventus, AC Milan and Sassuolo are the only three clubs which have managed to resume training. Many of the clubs also have players who are still abroad.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Fans need to send in a photo wearing a Brighton jersey and pay $25.___Italy’s female soccer players are against the possibility of a playoff format to finish their season.A decision on whether and how the Serie A women’s league will resume is expected to be made during an Italian soccer federation meeting.One of the proposals is to have playoffs. That would involve half of the 12 Serie A teams. The Latest: Orioles GM Elias confident baseball will return Associated Press In a conference call with media on Monday, Elias said he was “very confident we’re going to play.” The return of baseball would be a bright spot in a year marred by the coronavirus pandemic, which prevented the season from starting.The draft is Wednesday and Thursday and has been shortened to five rounds because of the pandemic. Baltimore has three picks in the top 39, including the second overall, as Elias hopes to rebuild a team that has lost more than 100 games in each of the past two seasons. — David Ginsburg in Baltimore___ June 8, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Orioles general manager Mike Elias is currently focused on this week’s Major League Baseball draft, but he expects to soon turn his attention toward getting the team ready to play again.last_img read more

AC Roma offers 20 Million EUR for Dzeko, Manchester City wants 28 Millions

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first_imgLeaders of AC Roma are serious with an intention to bring a big reinforcement to their club this summer, and their first choice is striker Edin Dzeko. They are ready to pay a compensation of 20 million EUR to Manchester City and to offer Edin Dzeko a contract worth 4.5 million EUR per season. But, that offer is still not good enough to satisfy the requests of the leaders of Citizens.If AC Roma really wants Dzeko, it should allocate 28 million EUR in order for leaders of Manchester City to even consider about the selling of their striker.Although Dzeko signed a new four-year contract in August last year, he cannot be satisfied with the playing time given by the manager of Manchester City, Manuel Pellegrini.Leaders of AC Roma hopes that they will successfully make a transfer until 25th July, when the team plays their first preparatory match against Persia from Jakarta in Indonesia.The goal of the leaders of AC Roma is to make some changes in attack by selling Mattia Destro and Seydou Doumbi.Edin Dzeko is the first wich of the sports director of AC Roma, Walter Sabatini, but, if this doesn’t happen, they will try to bring Aleksandar Mitrovic from Anderlecht, for whom is FC Porto interested as well.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

Sanchez set to undergo Man United medical

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first_img0Shares0000Manchester City are reportedly eyeing Arsenal’s Chilean striker Alexis SanchezMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 21- Alexis Sanchez is set to undergo a medical at Manchester United on Sunday as his potential swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan edges closer to completion, according to Sky sources.Sanchez is believed to be in Manchester after travelling north on Saturday, while Mkhitaryan is currently in London with his agent Mino Raiola as he prepares to undergo his medical at Arsenal. Sky sources understand it will be a straight swap deal between United and Arsenal, although the final paperwork on the transfer is yet to be signed off by all parties involved.Both Sanchez and Mkhitaryan were absent on Saturday as Arsenal and Manchester United returned to Premier League action.Sanchez missed his side’s 4-1 win over Crystal Palace to travel north, while Mkhitaryan was left out of the squad that beat Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor.Sky sources understand Sanchez will undergo his United medical at Carrington on Sunday, although an announcement is not expected from the club until Monday.Arsenal and United are expected to make a simultaneous announcement on Monday confirming the swap deal has been completed, once both players have passed their respective medicals.-By Sky Sports0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more