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Environment Month, Pista kang Kagubatan in Antique

By: Pilar S. Mabaquiao SAN JOSE, Antique – The Province of Antique joined the rest of the nation in celebrating the Environment Month in June, which was themed “Beat Plastic Pollution.” The celebration is mandated by Presidential Proclamation No. 237 series of 1998. The Provincial Board of Antique had passed an ordinance declaring every last Friday […] The post Environment Month, Pista kang Kagubatan in Antique appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJun 13th, 2018

DENR leads CV rivers’ simultaneous clean-up

Enthused by the successes of the massive volunteer clean-up of the polluted bay in Metro Manila, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Central Visayas spearheads the simultaneous clean-up activity to kick off the river rehabilitation program in Central Visayas this month. Set this February 22, Friday, the DENR has identified ten rivers […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Saving ‘tawilis’: BFAR revives fishing ban bid

The government is scrambling to save the popular tawilis which was recently declared an endangered species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).   Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources director Ed Gongona said the BFAR was planning to enforce a three-month fishing ban starting March or April in Taal Lake, the only place where the species thrives in the wild.   Gongona said his office had already proposed a three-month fishing ban on tawilis, also known as Sardinella tawilis, as early as 2013, but the Department of Environment and Natural Resources took no action.   Following the IUCN's recent declaration that the specie...Keep on reading: Saving ‘tawilis’: BFAR revives fishing ban bid.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2019

Kinaray-a News: Mga kandidato ginpanawagan tumanon ang ginpangako

SAN JOSE, Antique, Enero 17 (PIA) -- Ginpanawagan kang regional director kang Philippine National Police Region 6 ang mga kandidato nga magapapili sa Mayo 2019 nga midterm elections nga magtuman sa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Kinaray-a News: Mga kandidato ginpanawagan tumanon ang ginpangako

SAN JOSE, Antique, Enero 17 (PIA) -- Ginpanawagan kang regional director kang Philippine National Police Region 6 ang mga kandidato nga magapapili sa Mayo 2019 nga midterm elections nga magtuman sa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

DENR announces kick-off of Manila Bay rehabilitation, list of violaters

Rehabilitation efforts in Manila Bay will commence this month, following the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)’s upcoming announcement of establishments found non-compliant with the Philippine Clean Water Act of 2014. In a press conference held at the DENR head office on Jan 15, Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said that the announcement will be […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

DENR Sets Tightened Crackdown Vs. Pollution in Manila Bay

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will further intensify the crackdown on pollution in Manila Bay starting next year to help improve its quality and save the water body from further environmental degradation as the Supreme Court (SC) ordered. DENR is scheduled to meet next month with stakeholders to discuss measures to reduce […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 6th, 2019

Cleveland Browns beat injury-plagued Broncos 17-16

By Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Baker Mayfield capitalized on Denver's depleted cornerback corps and dubious coaching decisions in leading the Cleveland Browns past the Broncos 17-16 on Saturday night, keeping alive their slim hopes of ending the NFL's longest playoff drought. Mayfield's 2-yard TD toss to Antonio Calloway with just under 12 minutes left provided the winning margin for the Browns (6-7-1). They snapped an 11-game losing streak to the Broncos (6-8). Improving to 3-28 on the road over the last four seasons, the Browns still have a shot at their first winning season since 2007 and even their first playoff berth since 2002 thanks to their first win over Denver since 1990. "I think the tough environment, winning on the road's the most important thing," Mayfield said. "If we don't take care of business tonight — and obviously we have to move on and take care of business next week — none of that matters. "So, being able to win on the road is something we've got to take pride in, going into somebody else's house, our backs against the wall, it's just us and coming out with a win," Mayfield said. "Find a way to win." Combined with their win at Cincinnati last month, the Browns have multiple road victories for the first time since 2014. Calloway's touchdown made it 17-13 and came with safety Justin Simmons in coverage because the Broncos were down five cornerbacks. The Broncos responded with a 13-play drive that ate up more than seven minutes, but after Phillip Lindsay was stuffed for no gain on third-and-1 from the Cleveland 6, coach Vance Joseph sent in kicker Brandon McManus for a field goal instead of going for it. "I wanted points there," Joseph explained. "We had about 4:35 left. We had one timeout and the 2-minute warning. I trust our defense to get a stop there." It didn't happen, at least not right away. Nick Chubb reeled off a 40-yard run on the first play, and on fourth-and-1 from the Denver 10, Cleveland interim coach Gregg Williams went for it — and Chubb was dropped for a 2-yard loss by Adam Gotsis. The Broncos got the ball back at their 13 with 1:49 remaining and reached the 50-yard line with 52 seconds left. But a spike, two incompletions and a sack by Jabrill Peppers all but ended Denver's playoff hopes. They could officially be eliminated with Sunday's slate of games. The Broncos began the night with cornerbacks Chris Harris Jr. and Isaac Yiadom sidelined and they lost Brendan Langley to a concussion in the first half and newly signed Jamar Taylor to an ejection in the second half on the same play Bradley Roby went out with a laceration in his mouth. Roby later returned. With safety Dymonte Thomas, who had his first career interception in the first half, subbing at cornerback, Von Miller broke Simon Fletcher's franchise record of 103½ sacks, including playoffs. Denver's depleted defense, however, was forced right back out onto the field when Case Keenum's first-down heave was easily picked off by T.J. Carrie at the Broncos 48, after just eight seconds had ticked off the game clock. Six plays later, Mayfield put the Browns ahead for good. The teams were tied at 10 after a mistake-filled first half in which both quarterbacks were thwarted by interceptions in or near the end zone. Keenum, who was implored by his coach during the week to let it rip and quit worrying about being intercepted, was picked off for the first time since October when Peppers came down with his 29-yard floater to Courtland Sutton in the end zone. Mayfield had the Browns in field goal range at the Denver 30 in the final minute before halftime when Thomas recorded his first career interception at the 2 on a throw to Jarvis Landry. INJURIES Langley went out in the first half and Roby in the second. Combined with Taylor's ejection — he was signed after Harris fractured his right fibula two weeks ago — and the Broncos were left scrambling in their secondary. UP NEXT Browns: Host Cincinnati Bengals on Dec. 23. Broncos: Visit Oakland Raiders on Christmas Eve......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

Bikers promote road safety, environment

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL –  The 4th Tour of the Fireflies, One Negros Cycle, as part of the 14th Wildlife Month gathered about 3,500 bikers to promote road safety, road sharing and advocate for the environment. The fun ride of some 48.3 kilometers, aside from being an environmental advocacy by using bikes to lessen carbon footprints and […] The post Bikers promote road safety, environment appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Cora gets new deal from Red Sox through 2021 season

By Kyle Hightower, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Alex Cora brought a new voice and culture to the Boston Red Sox that helped propel them to their latest World Series title. The Red Sox rewarded him for bringing home a championship in his first year with the team by giving him a new contract with an additional guaranteed year through the 2021 season. The deal containing the extension was announced Wednesday by Boston also includes a club option for 2022. In his rookie season as a major league manager, Cora guided the Red Sox to a franchise-record 108 victories and the team’s fourth championship in 15 seasons. He finished second in the AL Manager of the Year voting announced Tuesday. “We have consistently been impressed by Alex at every turn,” Red Sox chairman Tom Werner said in a statement. “His knowledge of the game, ability to connect with our players, and his incredible instincts and decisiveness led us to an historic championship season. We know we are in good hands and could not be more pleased to know he will be with us for the foreseeable future.” Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski was in search of new direction for the club when he fired former manager John Farrell after back-to-back Al Division Series losses in 2016 and 2017. After the historic regular season, Cora then steered Boston past the 100-win Yankees and Astros in the AL playoffs before downing the Dodgers in the World Series. “For me, 2018 was not only historic, but it was special as well, both on and off the field,” Cora said in a statement. “We have a great appreciation for our accomplishments this past year, but now our focus moves forward to the season ahead and defending our World Series title.” During Boston’s run Cora got the best out his young talent, led by AL MVP favorite Mookie Betts. They shined in player-centric approach in which Cora encouraged an aggressive hitting mentality, lots of hit-and-runs and active running of the bases. Cora also the most out of his pitching staff, which included clutch performances in the postseason by Chris Sale and David Price. Neither pitcher had logged a playoff victory as a starter prior to this season. Price had a tough time acclimating to Boston’s rugged sports environment during his first two seasons of the seven-year, $217 million deal he signed in 2015. He’s found a groove late in the season, pitching the clinching Game 5 of the ALCS to help the Red Sox advance. “Just his demeanor. It doesn’t change,” Price said last month. “I know it’s easy to not change when your team wins 108 games in the regular season. But he hasn’t changed one bit.” A member of the Red Sox’s 2007 World Series title team as a player, Cora was the bench coach on Houston’s 2017 championship team. He learned from manager A.J. Hinch that being close to players would be beneficial. “Talking to players is not bad, having a relationship with players is not bad,” Cora said in describing his managerial philosophy. “Doing that, you’re going to get the best out of them. People may think that crossing that line is not helpful, but I see it the other way around, and I lived it.” Cora became the first manager from Puerto to guide a team to a championship. It came more than a year after Hurricane Maria devastated island, prompting Cora during initial contract negotiations last October to ask the Red Sox to help his people with relief efforts. Ownership responded by sending a chartered plane full of supplies. Days after winning the World Series, they again obliged Cora’s request to take the trophy to his hometown of Caguas, Puerto Rico......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

USOK: Small Scale Miners’ Livelihood in Peril

On September 17, Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu issued a ban on pocket mining in the Cordillera. The directive is Cimatu’s response after a massive landslide hit the mining town of Itogon at the height of Typhoon Ompong. More than a month after, thousands of families continue to look for alternative livelihood, with some already burried in debts. Small scale miners explain why the uplanned DENR order to close their operations is not fair and worst than the disaster brought by Typhoon Ompong......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

EMB-XI holds Fun Run for Clean Air Month

DAVAO CITY, Nov. 6 (PIA)-- The Environment Management Bureau XI (EMB-XI) has intensified its awareness campaign on the health benefits of breathing clean air through a four-kilometer fun run held N.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

DTI s Quiz Contest strengthens advocacy on consumer rights

SAN JOSE, Antique, Oct. 26 (PIA) -- The Quiz Contest launched by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) at Robinsons Mall, San Jose, in celebration of the Consumer Welfare Month, has strengthen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

Boracay all set for reopening

Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu made a last-minute inspection of the Boracay island before the influx of guests for its reopening today. Cimatu also visited the newly renovated Cagban Port which will formally welcome the first wave of tourists after its six-month closure. A maximum of 6,000 tourists are expected to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Photos from the reopening of Boracay after 6-month shutdown

After its six-month shutdown, Boracay island opened for a dry run from October 15 to 26. Photos and videos of the island after the massive cleanup were shared by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources on social media. Only the island’s residents and those from the main province of Aklan and from other provinces […] The post Photos from the reopening of Boracay after 6-month shutdown appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

DENR suspends operations vs small-scale mining in Itogon

BAGUIO, Philippines – Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has ordered the suspension of operations against small-scale mining in Itogon, Benguet. Cimatu issued the order nearly a month after he stopped small-scale mining in the town following the landslide that killed over 80 people there. (READ: Itogon: When the land of promise buried its people ) “I have stopped ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Beijing to host life science confab

Beijing will host the 2018 World Life Science Conference later this month, which will focus on areas including medicine and health, agriculture and food safety, the environment and biotechnology, the organizer said at a news conference on Monday. The three-day event, organized by the China Association for Science and Technology and co-hosted by the China […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Next step for NBA is hiring women in positions of power

By Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sees one simple way for both the NBA and women to mark real progress in the league. Hire more women in positions of power. "I think there just has to be more, more of the same," said Popovich, who during the offseason promoted assistant coach Becky Hammon, moving her one step closer to a head coaching seat. "There are more Beckys out there, they just have to be noticed and given the opportunity by people who are wise enough and courageous enough to do it and not just sit in the old paradigm." And not just on the bench, but on the business side of the NBA as well. The NBA routinely gets high marks for its diversity efforts and is widely viewed as a leader on social issues. Still, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver believes the league needs to be better, and he made his feelings known in a memo to teams in the wake of the Dallas Mavericks' embarrassing scandal. Several NBA teams tout statistics about women in their workforce, but beyond a handful — including Lakers controlling owner Jeanie Buss and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson — the next step for the league seems to be more women in positions of power such as CEOs and COOs. Memphis guard Mike Conley said it's important for basketball, business and society itself to have women in positions of authority. "We welcome it, and we do want to see more of that," Conley said, "and I think that will help bridge that gray area and all the things that have been happening with the Mavs and situations like that and hopefully it will never occur" again. The NBA earned an A+ for racial hiring practices but a B for its gender hiring practices this summer from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports . That puts the NBA "significantly above" other professional sports, even as the number of women hired at the team level dropped for a third straight year with the percentage of women in team vice presidents and professional staff dipping as well, according to the report's author, Richard Lapchick. When the NBA began investigating a report of sexual harassment and improper workplace conduct involving the former team president, the Mavericks did not have one woman at the executive level. Owner Mark Cubanhired former AT&T senior executive Cynthia Marshall as CEO and president in February , promoted four women to executive roles and now has eight women among 18 leadership roles. A memo obtained by The Associated Press last month shows the NBA plans workshops in Atlanta and Los Angeles in mid-November on the diversity and inclusion efforts. The NBA also set up an anonymous tip line after the Mavs' story broke. NBA teams surveyed by The Associated Press say they've already been holding seminars on workplace conduct and putting women in leadership roles. Irina Pavlova represented the Nets on the Board of Governors before leaving last year and was replaced by a woman as president of the company that runs the Nets, Barclays Center and Nassau Coliseum. The Toronto Raptors have Teresa Resch as vice president of basketball operations and player development, and Dr. Lisa Callahan is chief medical officer for both the Knicks and the WNBA's Liberty. The Miami Heat recently hired Ruth Riley Hunter as its newest television and radio analyst, a move in motion before Silver talked about wanting more women in the NBA. Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace has seen the number of women in the NBA jump dramatically since he joined the league in 1986 and believes its heading in the right direction. Chantal Hassard has been with the Grizzlies since the franchise was in Vancouver and is entering her third season as VP of team operations and player programs. Memphis also just brought back Nicki Gross as a basketball analyst after she was the D-League's only woman assistant in 2015 with Iowa. "I think it adds a viewpoint, a skillset that is very beneficial for the teams," Wallace said. Silver wants teams hiring more women, including jobs with power, so the NBA is going to help. The NBA plans an event at the All-Star break in Charlotte, North Carolina, in February to grow the "pipeline of female talent in basketball operations roles." Lapchick said hiring more women has to be a combination of efforts by both the NBA and its teams. "Teams saw the results in Dallas with no women in leadership to stop/confront bad behavior, which I believe is not uncommon toward women in the workplace in and out of sport," Lapchick told the AP. "Adam has the respect to push and I am impressed by the NBA's actions after the decline in gender grade when the Report Card was published followed by the post investigation in Dallas." Ethan Casson, CEO of the Minnesota Timberwolves and the WNBA's Lynx, said it can't be a quota approach — and believes there are qualified women in the candidate pools. About 40 percent of Minnesota's full-time employees are women with 35 percent of department heads and above women. He noted how transparent the NBA and its teams have been on this issue. "It's constantly challenging your organization's thinking and creating what that environment is, and that's what makes the diversity inclusion so important," Casson said. "You're a better organization when you're built that way from the ground up." ___ AP Basketball Writers Tim Reynolds and Brian Mahoney and AP Sports Writers Dave Campbell, Andrew Seligman, Janie McCauley, Anne M. Peterson, Schuyler Dixon, Pat Graham, Tom Withers, Howard Fendrich, Brett Martel, Kyle Hightower and AP freelance writers Raul Dominguez, Clay Bailey and Ian Harrison contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Philippines to rein in visitors to Boracay island, strained by tourism

MANILA — The Philippines will limit the number of visitors setting foot on its most treasured island resort each day when it reopens to tourists on October 26 after a six-month rehabilitation effort, an environment official said on Wednesday. Boracay, located off the northern tip of the central island of Panay, is famed for its sugary white sands, […] The post Philippines to rein in visitors to Boracay island, strained by tourism appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Stat Month highlights sustainable tourism

SAN JOSE, Antique, Oct. 2 (PIA) -- The 28th National Statistics Month kicked-off October 1 with the theme "Exploring Philippine Wonders in Numbers: Statistics towards Sustainable Development.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Stat Month highlights sustainable tourism

SAN JOSE, Antique, Oct. 2 (PIA) — The 28th National Statistics Month kicked-off October 1 with the theme “Exploring Philippine Wonders in Numbers: Statistics towards Sustainable Development.” Source link link: Stat Month highlights sustainable tourism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018