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Fridays on the Fly: Tenkara Fishing with Jason Sparks

first_imgI have a tenkara conversation every single day. On most days, I manage to get it in several conversations. I can stand and talk about it just about anywhere with just about anyone. I seek out people to share the concepts with. I craft the words of the message to best fit the conversation, sometimes more, sometimes less.Here are some of my general talking points: “Tenkara is a centuries old style of fixed line fly fishing that sprung from necessity with commercial fishermen in the high mountains of Japan”“I fish all the little creeks around here chasing wild trout with a unique telescopic fly rod that is typically nine to twelve feet long”“Fish up to and beyond twenty two inches”“That’s right, there is no reel”Screen Shot 2015-09-18 at 1.26.53 PMI rarely come across a non-angler that has ever heard of it. I rarely come across an angler that has heard of it. It is always the same “101” conversation, and I love that. Starting off with the absolute basics of “rod, line, fly” to make clear explanations for tenkara and expanding the talk into the local waters I fish and tactics I use for success.A Wealth of InformationTen years ago your favorite search engine would not have returned any websites in English on the subject of tenkara. Five years ago the reference site would have pulled together a short list of sites and blogs that held related content. Today, when you type “tenkara” in the search window and click that search button you will have pages and pages returned for your access.My sample search this week brought in 495,000 references that cover articles, blogs, and retail selections. A more detailed search for tenkara specific writings that contained content (blogs/articles) was more than 190,000 “hits”. My point is that tenkara is now at your finger tips. It should not take long for you to tap into a wealth of informed content for tenkara fly fishing.Screen Shot 2015-09-18 at 1.27.04 PMGo take a look for yourself. You’ll find a long list of usual suspects with a deep collective of smart content covering tenkara and fly fishing tactics. This is a short list that will help you jump right in with several respected independent sources:Jason Klass @ Tenkara Talk www.tenkaratalk.comAdam Trahan @ Tenkara Fisher www.tenkara-fisher.comMichael Agneta @ Troutrageous www.troutrageous.comTom Davis @ Teton Tenkara http://tetontenkara.blogspot.comThe theme you will see repeated around the online tenkara communities is that tenkara rods are a tool, a style, a passion, and combinations beyond that. Tenkara has proven to be the perfect fishing rod to introduce individuals to angling for the first time.Within minutes the concepts of tenkara can be shared and the mechanics of casting and landing fish are intuitive. Tenkara rods have been adopted by fishers with physically limiting conditions of all sorts. The three ounce weight of these rods make them ideal for anyone to wield. Tenkara rods are telescopic down to nearly twenty inches, so they can be stowed in backpacks, strapped to a bike rail and tucked behind the seat of your car. Tenkara rods catch fish big and small, long and short. The list of tenkara catches collected thus far in one group of tenkara anglers is more than seventy different species. It won’t take long to see that some lifelong fly fishers are opening up and accepting tenkara as another way to angle for fish.I truly appreciate everyone taking the time to read these tenkara related posts for “Friday on the Fly” here at Blue Ridge Outdoors. I appreciate the opportunity to share my keen interest in tenkara.  I will begin to get into the individual aspects as we get a little deeper into the blog series. In the future I will address capabilities and specifics of rods types, pro and cons of different line options, tactical presentation of the fly and how to read and approach water to capitalize on the benefits that tenkara methods offer.In the meantime, this is an invitation to take a few minutes and dig a little bit deeper.  Click on those source links above.  Read over the last few years of excellent content that the tenkara community is publishing weekly.   Find us on Facebook here.last_img read more

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Indonesia stresses need for multilateralism in ASEAN-Russia meeting

first_imgIndonesia highlighted the importance of multilateralism, saying the global fight against COVID-19 should be seized as an opportunity to strengthen collaboration among countries, particularly between the ASEAN countries and Russia.Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi led a virtual ASEAN-Russia meeting on Wednesday as Southeast Asia’s largest economy served as the country coordinator for the partnership. In the meeting, ASEAN foreign ministers met with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. Read also: ASEAN-Russia partnership has long way to go: ExpertShe went on to emphasize that it was an ASEAN urgency to see the region as a peaceful and prosperous place and that Indonesia believed that goal could be achieved with multilateralism by manifesting the visions of, for instance, the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific.“Indonesia hopes that the ASEAN-Russia partnership can support the reinforcement of the Outlook,” Retno said.Indonesia proposed several areas for future cooperation between ASEAN and Russia, including on vaccine and medicine development.“Indonesia also invited Russia to be the main actor in improving regional public health governance through, for instance, the establishment of a regional mechanism for communicable disease prevention, a regional reserve of medical supplies and capacity-building for military medicine,” the minister added.Lastly, Indonesia proposed collaboration to embark on economic recovery after the pandemic, in which ASEAN and the Eurasian Economic Commission could join hands.“The impact of the pandemic, the economic slowdown, must be faced with collaboration, not isolation,” Retno said.Read also: Russia vows stronger ties with Indonesia, ASEANWednesday’s meeting marked the third time for ASEAN to hold a special meeting with its dialogue partners during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first meeting with China was held in February, and the second meeting was held in April with the United States.The two counterparts issued a joint statement that mainly contains points to strengthen ASEAN-Russian ties to cushion the pandemic.“The points of cooperation will be reflected in the current programs and in the ASEAN-Russia Comprehensive Plan of Action for the years 2021 – 2025,” Retno concluded.Topics : Retno said all countries the world over, including ASEAN countries and Russia, were facing similar challenges to contain the pandemic as well as cope with the social and economic impacts.“The pandemic must be a moment to strengthen cooperation between ASEAN and Russia,” she said in a press briefing after the meeting.Indonesia raised the issue of eroding trust among nations amid the global battle against COVID-19. Indonesia, she said, stressed the need for all parties to set aside differences.“Indonesia wants to see multilateralism work in a more effective way – multilateralism that puts forward collective interests and prevents the mighty from taking all,” Retno said.last_img read more

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Another Deadly Boat Crash into the Rocks off of Government Cut

first_imgFWC investigators say the boat slammed into some rocks, ejecting passengers shortly before 10 p.m Saturday night.The Coast Guard has been unable to find the fourth victim, but a body was found Monday morning. #BREAKING: Body found on Miami Beach near 1st Street, just few blocks north of Government Cut jetty. @MiamiBeachPD currently on scene. We’re working to find out whether investigators believe this is connected to Saturday’s boat crash… @WPLGLocal10 pic.twitter.com/ZO4FFnk3Nx— Trent Kelly (@TrentKellyWPLG) April 22, 2019 Two people are dead, and a third victim hospitalized following a boat crash in the Miami Beach area off of Government Cut. Sound familiar.TRAGIC ACCIDENTTwo people died in a boat accident near the Miami Beach area of Government Cut. This is the same area where Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and two others died in a boat crash in September of 2016.Read more: https://t.co/oyvB8Mj5gn pic.twitter.com/byLUAraV1K— WPEC CBS12 News (@CBS12) April 22, 2019 FWC said the boat hit the jetty at Government Cut, the same area where Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and two others died in a boat crash 2016.Authorities say the crash will possibly be investigated as a homicide.A Lighthouse Point couple is dead after a Saturday night boating crash that flipped a boat on Government Cut’s north jetty, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission said.FWC… https://t.co/pEfq8ZYETg— Rescue Water Craft Association (@RWCAorg) April 22, 2019last_img read more

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Confederation Cup: Esperance earn big win to progress

first_imgFormer African champions Esperance of Tunisia are through to the play-off round of the Confederation Cup.Esperance came back from a 2-1 first leg loss to Tanzania’s Azam to win 3-0 and progress 4-2 on aggregate.It was goalless at half-time but in the second period the home side cut loose to end lowly Azam’s hopes of an upset.The winners of the last 16 ties will play the losers in the Champions League for a place in the Confederation Cup group phase.Esperance are joined in the next stage by fellow Tunisians, Stade Gabesian.Gabesian had a 3-0 win over Zambia’s Zanaco while Sagrada Esperanca of Angola are through against V Club Mokanda of Congo.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img

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New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets

first_imgAUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP):Martin Guptill hit the fastest half-century by a New Zealand batsman, only for Colin Munro to better it moments later, as the hosts needed just 10 overs to rout Sri Lanka by nine wickets in their Twenty20 match yesterday, winning both matches of the series.Grant Elliott took 4-22 as New Zealand restricted Sri Lanka to 142-8 batting first.Guptill then reached his 50 off 19 balls, and Munro needed just 14 deliveries, hitting a six on the last ball of the 10th over to end the lopsided contest, with New Zealand finishing on 147-1.Munro’s half-century, which included seven sixes, was the second fastest in all T20 internationals, behind only a 12-ball 50 by India’s Yuvraj Singh.New Zealand had previously won the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka 2-0 and the five-match one-day series 3-1, with one match abandoned.In losing this series, Sri Lanka likely surrendered their top ranking in Twenty20 cricket to the West Indies ahead of the World Cup in India in March.Munro missed both the Test and one-day series but returned as a Twenty20 specialist, and his barnstorming innings should be enough to seal his place at No. 3 in the New Zealand order for the World Cup.He had a hard act to follow when he came to the wicket, with Guptill just out for 63 after an 89-run opening partnership with Kane Williamson. Guptill had already taken the long-handle to the Sri Lanka bowlers, hitting six fours and five sixes.”Guppy’s had a very good record this summer, and to beat that record was very pleasing for myself,” said Munro, who was named Man of the Match.New Zealand captain Williamson had the best seat in the house to watch the power hitting as he shared the swift opening stand with Guptill, then another of 58 with Munro. He finished with a comparatively sedate 32 not out from 21 balls.Sri Lanka leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay conceded 41 runs from two overs and Dushmantha Chameera 46 from three.Angelo Mathews held together the Sri Lanka innings with an outstanding unbeaten 81 from 49 balls, while his teammates too often threw away their wickets with rash shots. Tillakaratne Dilshan, who made 28, was the only batsman other than Mathews to bat responsibly.”I’m really disappointed with the way we played,” Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal said. “Thanks to Angelo, we were able to put a competitive total on the board, but I’m really disappointed with the way we bowled.”last_img read more

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Redknapp explains why Townsend has turned a corner at QPR

first_imgHarry Redknapp believes his decision to deploy Andros Townsend on the right wing has been the key to the youngster’s impressive spell at QPR.Townsend, on loan from Redknapp’s former club Tottenham, arrived at Loftus Road in January having had disappointing stints on loan at a number of League clubs.But the 21-year-old has been excellent for Rangers – and Redknapp says the change of position has helped.Redknapp rates Townsend highly.“Whereas he played out on the left all the time, I’ve stuck him out on the right wing and I think it suits him,” said the R’s boss.“He comes inside on his left foot, get shots in and I think it’s a switch that suits him well.”Redknapp has expressed doubts that Townsend will establish himself in the Spurs first team next season but does feel the player has shown he belongs in the top flight.“He’s got his work cut out at Spurs, with Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon there, but he’ll be a good player for them to have next year,” said Redknapp.“I’m sure he’ll go back there a better player than the one that came here. He’s now proven to himself that he can play in the Premier League.”See also:Boss doubts Townsend will break through at Tottenham next 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Asmal hailed as fighter for justice

first_imgAsmal was an internationally renownedauthority and sought-after speakeron human rights.(Image: SA Reconciliation Barometer)As an expert on water affairs, he helpedmillions of South Africans gain accessto safe drinking water.(Image: Stockholm Water Institute)MEDIA CONTACTS • Sello HatangNMF communications manager+27 11 547 5600MediaClubSouthAfrica.com reporterSouth Africans have paid tribute to Professor Kader Asmal, academic, former Cabinet minister and struggle veteran, who passed away on 22 June 2011.The former education minister died in the Constantiaberg Mediclinic in Cape Town’s southern suburbs, after suffering a heart attack. Asmal also held the position of minister of water affairs and forestry before taking on the education portfolio in 1999, a post that he held for five years.On behalf of the government and all citizens of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma offered his condolences to Asmal’s family.“Professor Asmal made a sterling contribution to the struggle for liberation and sacrificed a lot in his life to ensure the attainment of freedom and democracy,” said the Presidency statement. “In the dawn of freedom he served in government, making a noticeable mark in the water and education portfolios in Cabinet.”Asmal would be remembered for his “energy, forthrightness, efficiency and commitment to making this country a better place”.His passion for upholding human rights was also a hallmark of the life he lived, said Zuma.Achmat Dangor, CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, hailed Asmal as a lifelong fighter for justice and freedom, who devoted decades of his life to bringing down the apartheid system. His aim was always to see the establishment of a democratic South African society and government, where everyone would be treated as an equal.Dangor referred to a letter written by Mandela to Asmal on the latter’s 75th birthday.“While serving in our Cabinet we often referred to you as the ‘Minister of all portfolios’”, wrote Mandela. “Although we did so in a humorous way, there was truth to it.”Mandela paid tribute to Asmal’s knowledge and experience in many areas, and thanked him for his friendship. “The role that you played will remain in our history books forever.”South Africa’s national cricket board also praised the stalwart, commending his love for sport, and cricket in particular. In addition to his Cabinet duties, Asmal was legal advisor to the South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee.“He did a lot of significant work for cricket,” said Cricket South Africa CEO Gerald Majola. “Perhaps his greatest contribution was the work he did with the then finance minister Trevor Manuel to recognise sports that had credible development programmes and allow them to get tax rebates so that the money could be ploughed back into amateur and grassroots level sport.”Majola expressed his appreciation for Asmal’s firm support, saying that he rarely missed a game at Newlands, and was always there to support the national team in international games. He was also a qualified umpire, and was committed to strengthening the amateur sector of cricket, as he felt that this was crucial for the advancement of the professional game.“On a personal note I will miss him and always appreciate the wise advice he gave me in many areas of cricket,” said Majola.“Asmal was far more than a politician. He represented the best of a generation of struggle heroes who made unimaginable sacrifices to realise a democratic South Africa,” said Helen Zille, Western Cape premier and leader of the Democratic Alliance.Teacher, lawyer and humanitarianBorn and raised in KwaZulu-Natal, Kader Asmal originally qualified as a teacher at the Springfield Teachers’ Training College. A childhood encounter with Chief Albert Luthuli, Africa’s first Nobel Peace Prize laureate, left him with a deep respect for human rights, which remained with him all his life.Asmal taught in KwaZulu-Natal schools until 1959, when he emigrated to London and qualified as a lawyer at that city’s School of Economics and Political Science. He was a founding member of the British anti-apartheid movement and later started the Irish branch when he took up a teaching post in the law school at Trinity College in Dublin.In the meantime, he passed bar exams in London and Dublin in 1963 and 1975 respectively. He remained at Trinity College for 27 years as a professor of law, specialising in international and labour law, and human rights. Between 1980 and 1986 he was the dean of Trinity’s humanities faculty.Asmal returned to his homeland in 1990, the same year that Nelson Mandela was released from prison. He became a senior member of the African National Congress and served on the party’s executive committee for many years.He resumed his teaching career, as professor of human rights at the University of the Western Cape, and was a visiting professor at Princeton and Rutgers Universities in the US and at Christ’s College in Cambridge, UK.In May 1994 he became a member of South Africa’s first democratic government, as the minister of water affairs and forestry. He was appointed as education minister after the second democratic general election in 1999, but resigned from Parliament in 2008 because he felt it would be unethical of him to vote for the dismantling of the Scorpions, an elite and successful crime-busting police unit.During his distinguished career Asmal received numerous honours, including the Unesco Prize in 1983, the Agfa Award for conservation from the University of Chile in 1997, and the Stockholm Water Prize in 2000.  In 2005, he received France’s Order of the Légion d’Honneur.He was an honorary fellow of the London College of Economics and Political Science and Ireland’s Royal College of Surgeons, and an honorary member of the Southern African Water Institute. The academic also garnered seven honorary degrees from universities in South Africa and Ireland.As well as being a prolific author, Asmal served in various South African and international associations, including the Centre for Applied Legal Studies at Wits University, African Association of International Law, the Independent World Commission on the Oceans, and the World Commission on Dams, which he chaired.last_img read more

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Success for SA cyclists at UWCT Final

first_img27 August 2012Former South African and African Elite road cycling champion Lynette Burger bookended her racing career with two world championship titles at the 2012 UCI World Cycling Tour Final in Pietermaritzburg on the weekend. She was one of four South Africans to be crowned world champion.With South Africa hosting the World Championships, Burger, who had retired from professional racing at the end of 2011, decided to enter the 30-34 year age category. It proved to be a great decision.The 31-year-old Boksburg resident secured gold medals in both the individual time trial and the road race in what she describes as the highlight of her racing career.“I wore the stripes of national champion and African champion as a professional racer, but to wear the rainbow stripes of world champion is simply the best accomplishment for me,” beamed Burger.Unable to hold back the tears, she also explained that she had been riding for her late grandfather who died in the past year. “He was my greatest fan and greatest supporter,” said Burger. “It really felt like he was with me all the way today. This is the greatest moment of my career.”Scenes of jubilationThere were scenes of jubilation at the medal ceremonies as South Africa celebrated four new world champions, topping the results in the 61km and 96 road races with gold medals for Pauline Cound (women 50-54), Anette Loubscher (women 40-44), Burger (women 30-34) and a late 50th birthday present for Gary Beneke (men 50-54).“It is absolutely fantastic to have won. It is something I have always aspired to,” said Beneke. “I can now imagine how the guys feel at the Olympics.”The women’s race was complex as the splintered group that raced into Wartburg included riders from three different classes and four nationalities. However, aggressive riding at the turn at Wartburg saw Burger and van Houweling take charge of the front of the race, and they raced away to the finish together.“She (Burger) was too strong for me in the end sprint and I think she is the better climber,” said the Californian, who was delighted to be the new world champion in her age group. “In the last two miles I was cramping so badly. Thank goodness the race wasn’t any longer!”BrutalWith racing more than hot enough to match the 40-degree plus temperatures out on the road, the battles for the rainbow jerseys were brutal, none more so that the riveting tactical battle in the men’s 45-49 age group where local icon Andrew McLean was pipped at the post by the wily French rider Gregoire Balland.It was bitter pill for McLean to swallow as he had been narrowly beaten to the rainbow jersey in Thursday’s time trial. “It was tough out there, but in the sprint he had the legs and I couldn’t get rid of him,’ he said.Italian rider Daniella Passalacqua was the star of the morning’s 61km race that started in Wartburg and wound back into the city, winning the UCI rainbow jersey in her 45-49 year age group as she posted the fastest time of the morning.While Passalacqua won comfortably in her age group, the women’s 50-54 age group saw a ding-dong duel between local rider Pauline Cound and Norwegian Sissel Vien, with the pair trading the lead throughout until Cound found that little bit extra in the final few kilometres to prevail over Vien.Similarly American master Ann Marie Miller won her first world title after managing to outsprint the gutsy Dutch woman Marti Valks in the closing stages of their 55-59 year age group race.The men’s 65+ age group produced similarly ferocious racing with tough Belgian rider Herman van der Borre leading for most of the latter stages of the race to edge out English rider Jimmy Young on the home straight.Italian successOn Sunday, the final day of racing, the Italian flag flew enthusiastically in the wind at Alexandra Park after the 112km road race brought down the curtain on the UCI World Cycling Tour Final as two of the three world titles on offer went to Italians.D’Andrea Allesandro won a thrilling three-way dice to the line to snatch the coveted UCI rainbow jersey away from local riders JC Jooste and Jaco Ferreira in the 30-34 year class, while his compatriot Gabriele Clementoni capped a tactically astute race with an imposing victory in the men’s 40-44 class.“Of course it is a great honour to have won,” said Allesandro. “Cycling is a hobby for me now. I used to be a pro, but now I have a full time job. But my whole season has been focussed on this and winning was my main goal.”“We are a little disappointed,” said JC Jooste. “At 35km to go, myself and Jaco Ferreira had a gap of two minutes and when one of the 16-29 youngsters bridged the gap the Italian had a lot of help closing in on us.”“To get two South Africans on the podium is great,” added Ferreira. “We obviously would have liked top spot but we are still very happy.”Dramatic crashThe day will also be remembered for the dramatic crash 50 metres from the line by Slovenian rider Igor Kopše who had dominated the 35-39 year class to the extent that he was able to enter the home straight alone, and he started to celebrate as he entered the straight.The move proved costly because as Kopše threw his arms aloft and punched the air he lost control of his bike and crashed hard into the tarmac.As he got up, he glanced back to see where second placed Jone Ellinsen was and tried to remount his bike, only to discover the he had smashed the gear off his back wheel in the crash, and he had no option but to pick up his bike and run to the line.“I probably tried to salute too much when I got it wrong, but none of that matters now because I am so happy to have won,” said Kopše.“I have been working for this the entire season trying to push the limit,” he said. “Yesterday my derailleur broke and we tried to repair it until 8pm last night. Just before we started, I had to put a new chain on and I was very nervous that it wouldn’t working properly.”“On the last descent there were three or four times when I nearly fell, but somehow I managed to survive and I attacked on the downhill. I am not a sprinter but I can push it when I need to and that gave me the gap over the others,” he explained.Second placed Ellinsen cottoned onto the dramatic developments too late as he too was coasting into the finish, and his late charge was not enough to keep a relieved Kopše from the rainbow jersey.16-29 age groupThe 16-29 year age group Challenger class produced breakneck racing in the cool overcast conditions until the sun burnt off the clouds, creating ideal conditions for very fast times.Belgian Simon Collard, 27, retained his title in the class, which is the only age group not eligible for Masters’ world champion rainbow jerseys as he crossed the line first in a four-way sprint finish with Allesandro, Jooste and Ferreira.“I am very happy to have defended my title,” said Collard afterwards. “Four of us got away and were coming in together and I wanted to win overall, and my sprint is good so I went with about 300 metres to go.”The event concluded with warm praise from the riders for the standard of organisation and the hospitality shown by the residents and fellow riders in Pietermaritzburg. It was the first time that the UWCT Final has been held outside of Europe.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Woest Willem – Geocache of the Week

first_imgLocation:Noord-Holland, NetherlandsN 52° 55.927′ E 005° 00.071′ SharePrint Related Woest Willem is inspired by a popular Dutch children’s book of the same name. Willem is a crusty old pirate that lives alone in his house that he built with his own hands. One day, a terrified boy mistakenly climbs up the roof and Willem begrudgingly rescues him. They become friends and start building a boat together. Eventually, Willem has to admit that he never learned to swim, so the boy teaches him how, strengthening the bond between two unlikely mateys.The cache is located in the Netherlands on the outskirts of a small hamlet called Vatrop. Placed with permission of the property owner, it resides in a large wooden box attached to the property. Opening the box reveals a secret treasure chest Willem hid here after his retirement. It is a true pirate treasure, filled with doubloons and other valuable trinkets. Once you sign the logbook take a few minutes to explore the surrounding area as there are many interesting and unexpected art installations close to the pirate’s home. Rumor has it that Willem got into art after his retirement, but we might never find out if that is the truth. Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More TraditionalGC4Y3F1by De Bosmannetjescenter_img What do geocachers and pirates in common? They both treasure the treasure. Avast ye landlubbers! Join us for another wild ride and learn more about the adventures of Woest Willem (Wild William), a once fierce scourge of the seven seas in our Geocache of the Week. Difficulty:1.5Terrain:1.5last_img read more

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Meralco nips Star to clinch playoff berth

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  “We’re still hurting from that all-Filipino Finals,” Cone added. “We will come into that game with the positive energy (after beating the Elite handily), all I wished is that we had one more day to prepare for them.”In the first game, Alaska also tries to extend its own streak and get solidly in the fight for a playoff berth when the Aces battle sputtering KIA Picantos at 4:30 p.m. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City PBA IMAGESSTA. Rosa, Laguna – Allan Durham scored 29 points, had 27 rebounds and missed a triple double by just three assists in leading Meralco to a 96-90 decision of Star in a Petron Saturday Special Game that sealed a playoff berth in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Sta. Rosa Multipurpose Complex here.The Bolts built big leads early and showed a lot of poise and composure in staving off rallies by the Hotshots all the way until the final buzzer, as they bounced back from a tough loss to sister team TNT KaTropa to formalize entry into the quarterfinals after rising to 6-2.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Meanwhile, Barangay Ginebra shoots for an eighth straight win – and possibly top seeding – on Sunday when the streaking Gin Kings battle Grand Slam-seeking sister team San Miguel Beer at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Kings got the perfect workout they needed on Friday night in dispatching Blackwater, and extending the conference’s longest winning run would, in all likelihood, mean a top four berth and a twice-to-beat incentive in the first round of the playoffs.Game time is 6:45 p.m.With a 4-3 record, the Beermen are still out of the top four and a loss would greatly hamper their chancesof tabbing that win-once advantage in the quarterfinals.Despite the great form they are enjoying, Ginebra coach Tim Cone refuses to admit that they are the team to beat thus far in the conference.“San Miguel is the team to beat,” Cone said after a 98-81 win over the Elite two nights ago. “I read somewhere that coach Leo (Austria) was saying that. I just chuckled after reading it.”And Ginebra has the motivation to beat San Miguel and make life hard for the Beermen entering the homestretch of the elimination round.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Lady Tamaraws stop Lady Eagles for 2-0 start in PVL Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Durham didn’t do it all, actually, as the entire Meralco starting unit finished in twin digits in scoring with Chris Newsome spiking a 17-point night with seven assists and Baser Amer making three triples in finishing with 13.The loss was the third straight after four consecutive wins for the Hotshots, who have now dropped out of the top four for the meantime and allowed the Texters to squeeze in.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMeralco will still face Alaska, GlobalPort and San Miguel Beer, in that order, in closing out its elimination round schedule and would need to go at least 2-1 to seal a top four berth, and a twice-to-beat privilege.Malcolm Hill had 28 points and 10 rebounds for the Hotshots. View commentslast_img read more

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