Sri Lankan Navy Arrests 5 Persons Illegally Diving for Conch Shells, Sea Cucumbers

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lankan Navy Arrests 5 Persons Illegally Diving for Conch Shells, Sea Cucumbers View post tag: Conch – 05 nos – 01 pair View post tag: News by topic Share this article d. – a. View post tag: Navy – Diving Masks Diving Kit March 21, 2012 c. View post tag: Illegallycenter_img Naval personnel attached to SLNS Agbo of the Northern Naval Command arrested 05 persons illegally diving to collect conch shells and sea cucumbers in the seas off Kusumanthurai and Mathagalthurai on 19th March 2012.The arrested persons and the items in their possession were handed over to Fisheries Inspectors at Kusumanthurai and Mathagalthurai respectively for onward action.The following are the items taken into custody from their possession: 11 nos [mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 21, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: sea View post tag: Persons View post tag: Cucumbers b. View post tag: Diving Sri Lankan Navy Arrests 5 Persons Illegally Diving for Conch Shells, Sea Cucumbers Diving Fins View post tag: Shells View post tag: Naval 01 no View post tag: Arrests Sea Cucumbers View post tag: Sri Lankanlast_img read more

Wilkins takes ‘1-0’ mentality West

first_imgGREGORY DIXON/Herald photoThe approach made famous by Bret Bielema and the 2006 Badger football team has made its way into the philosophies of other UW sports, including the women’s soccer team. “We’re always trying to be 1-0,” junior goalkeeper Jamie Klages said. “The football team says it, but we have it in our locker room too. It’s kind of everywhere in the athletic department.”Last weekend, this approach worked well for the UW women’s soccer team as they won the Wisconsin Invitational with victories over UC-Santa Barbara and Boston University.For the Badgers, it was an excellent way to begin the season at home, especially after a disappointing finish to their first road trip. “I think it was very important to win both games,” senior co-captain Katy Meuer said. “As the home opener, it makes the statement that this is our home field and we’re going to protect it.”With both victories coming by a one-goal margin, including a shutout, the Badgers benefited from the excellent play of Klages, who transferred from Nebraska this season. “Jamie has had a very strong impact so far,” Meuer said. “She’s very talkative in the back, and no matter what, she is always going to let everyone know what she wants.”Klages is also starting to feel at home as a member of the Wisconsin women’s soccer team. “It’s amazing: I love this team, the coaches and the fans,” Klages said. “I’m really glad I came.”In the victories, the Badgers showed much improvement from the previous weekend in which they tied Vanderbilt 1-1 and lost to Georgia 3-1.”We saw what our weaknesses were and where we were being exploited,” senior defender Ann Eshun said. “We made some changes, and it definitely paid off.” “We have some people in different positions, and we want to be a little more competitive than we were in the past,” UW head coach Paula Wilkins added.Adding to the excitement of the two victories was the presence of the Big Ten Network at the game Sunday. “I think it was a thrill for the players,” Wilkins said. “It was definitely a little bit more exciting,” Eshun added. “It was a great opportunity to be on national television.”The Badgers will focus once again this weekend on going 1-0 in each of their games as they travel to face Brigham Young University and Northern Arizona University. Wisconsin (2-1-1) is still looking to secure its first victory away from home and send a message that it can compete elsewhere. “We want to prove that we can win on the road and do well not at home,” Eshun said. “It will be a good test with the long road trip to see how we deal with that.”As the Badgers travel to BYU this weekend, they will be facing another difficult road test. The Cougars led the league in attendance last season, and a crowd of more than 4,000 is expected for Friday night’s match. “I’m actually excited for it,” Wilkins said. “It is going to be difficult, but I think our players are going to be prepared for it.” On the field, the Badgers will face two strong defenses this weekend. In fact, neither BYU nor Northern Arizona has allowed a goal or lost a game this season. BYU (3-0-1) has outscored its opponents 3-0, and Northern Arizona (3-0-1), has outscored its opponents 9-0. Wilkins sees this as an opportunity for her team. “I think a team that is undefeated is going to be a team that is possessed to win,” Wilkins said. “We’re going to have to deal with their confidence and obviously bring some of our own.”As the team prepares for conference play, Wilkins also sees this weekend as a way to shape its efforts in the upcoming weeks. “It’s going to pose for us some more problems like it did in Georgia,” said Wilkins. “It will show us our weaknesses and be able to fix us getting ready for the Big Ten.”While she believes this weekend will help prepare the team for the upcoming Big Ten season, Wilkins comes back to the team’s true focus in the end: “We’re going with the theme of the football team,” Wilkins said. “We’re just trying to be 1-0.”last_img read more