Privileged Member
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


jamesmusslewhite last won the day on October 3 2016

jamesmusslewhite had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

851 Hot Poster

About jamesmusslewhite

  • Rank
    Emperor of the Moon, Inventor of Atmosphere
  • Birthday 03/06/1958

Contact Methods

  • MSN
  • Yahoo
  • Skype
    James E. Musslewhite

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Navalca St. Purok 9, San Juan, Surigao City
  • Interests
    computers, Horticulture, agriculture, farming, fishing, hugging my wife daily, and playing with my son, and pissing off people on the forum.

Blood Type

  • Blood Type
    No Listing

Country Of Birth

  • Country Of Birth

Recent Profile Visitors

860 profile views
  1. Lobster-crazy China sets record for US crustacean imports Patrick Whittle, Associated Press Associated Press20 March 2017 FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, file photo, live lobsters are packed and weighed for overseas shipment at the Maine Lobster Outlet in York, Maine. The expanding market for lobsters in China is continuing to grow, with the country setting a new record for the value of its imports of the crustaceans from the United States. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File) ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) -- The expanding market for lobsters in China is continuing to grow, with the country setting a new record for the value of its imports of the crustaceans from the United States. American lobster was almost unheard of in most of China until 2010, when the value of imports grew 250 percent to about $7.4 million. Last year, China imported more than $108 million in lobsters from America, surpassing the previous high of about $90.2 million in 2014. "We've opened new markets in Asia, which is booming," said Dave Cousens, president of the Maine Lobstermen's Association. "Everything is clicking now." Chinese importers took in more than 14 million pounds of U.S. lobsters last year, which was also a record. The previous high was about 13.1 million pounds the previous year. Interest in American lobster has grown in other countries in Asia as well, such as South Korea, which grew from less than $5 million in 2010 to nearly $28 million last year. Vietnam's imports grew from $142,940 to more than $31 million in that time. One of the factors spurring the growth of lobsters in China appears to be the growth of the country's middle class, said Stephanie Nadeau, owner of The Lobster Company, in Arundel, Maine, which is a key player in the export business. American lobsters tend to be less expensive in China than other live seafood, such as spiny lobsters and geoduck clams, she said. "It's kind of an affordable luxury," Nadeau said. "One of my customers said our lobsters are one of the cheapest things in the live tanks." The uptick came in a record year for lobster catch in Maine, where most of America's lobster catch comes ashore. Fishermen caught more than 130 million pounds of lobster in Maine last year, an all-time record and more than double the 2007 total. Atlantic Canada also has a large lobster fishery and sends the same species of lobster to China. "The Asian market is a key component," said Patrick Keliher, the commissioner of the Maine Department of Marine Resources. Lobster sales to China do not appear to be slowing down in the new year. America exported more than 1.7 million pounds and $14 million in lobsters to the country in the first month of the year. https://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/lobster-crazy-china-sets-record-163225596.html
  2. Gunman hit again a wound a second member of the Surigao City courts in less than one week.. Surigao prosecutor hurt in gun attack By Ben Serrano (The Philippine Star) | Updated February 7, 2017 - 12:00am 0 3 googleplus0 0 BUTUAN CITY, Philippines – A prosecutor was critically wounded in a gun attack in Surigao del Norte yesterday. Surigao City prosecutor Manuel Tesiorna was initially taken to a private hospital in Surigao City for treatment then airlifted to the Perpetual Succor Hospital in Cebu City. A police report said Tesiorna was in front of his house in Barangay Canlanipa when motorcycle-riding men opened fire. The gun attack came less than a week after Victor Canoy, a former Surigao del Norte regional trial court (RTC) judge, was shot dead also by unidentified motorcycle-riding men. In September, Bayugan RTC Judge Hector Salise and his police aide were wounded in a gun attack on their way to work in this city. Ingemar Macarine, board member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Surigao del Norte chapter, condemned the attacks. Nation ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1 http://www.philstar....hurt-gun-attack newsinfo / Regions Surigao City prosecutor who got death threats, shot, wounded By: Danilo V. Adorador II - @inquirerdotnet Inquirer Mindanao / 04:14 PM February 06, 2017 Gun attack (CDN FILE PHOTO/ LITO TECSON) SURIGAO CITY – A government prosecutor remains in critical condition after he was shot outside his residence in Barangay Canlanipa here Monday morning, according to the police. City Prosecutor Manuel Tesiorna was washing his car just outside the gate of his house in Canlanipa Homes when a motorcycle-riding gunman shot him four times at around 7 a.m., said Police Officer 3 Johans Castillo, the investigating officer. Tesiorna, 47, was preparing his car for work when he was shot in the chest, neck and back. The assailant and his companion, who were both wearing masks, fled on board a white Honda XRM motorcycle, police said. Based on the empty shells recovered from the crime scene, police said the weapon used on Tesiorna was a 9mm pistol. A passenger motorcycle brought Tesiorna to the Miranda Family Hospital, where doctors said he needed blood transfusion. He was later airlifted to Cebu City for treatment. Tesiorna’s shooting came four days after retired Regional Trial Court judge Victor Canoy was shot to death by a lone gunman last Thursday while he was buying food at an eatery near his law office along Borja Street. Police still have no lead to Canoy’s shooting. Senior Supt. Anthony Maghari, police chief for Surigao del Norte, said Tesiorna sought and was granted police protection last week after Canoy was killed. A policeman assigned to the prosecutor was already en route to the victim’s residence when the shooting happened, Maghari said. Police have been reviewing CCTV footages and interviewing witnesses to identify the assailants, Maghari said. He said it was unlikely that one group was involved in the Canoy and Tesiorna’s shooting although he declined to elaborate, citing ongoing investigation. SFM/rga http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/868678/surigao-city-prosecutor-who-got-death-threats-shot-wounded
  3. Retired judge shot dead in Surigao City Friday, February 03, 2017 By Pamela Jay F. Orias A RETIRED judge was shot dead by unidentified gunmen Thursday, February 2, at Borja-Rizal Street, Washington village, Surigao City. Police Officer 3 Henry Dalit, investigator of the Surigao City Police Office, identified the victim as Victor Amalia Canoy, a retired executive judge of Regional Trial Court, Branch 29. Dalit said Canoy was on his way to buy food at an eatery just across his office at about 11 a.m. Thursday, when motorcycle-riding gunmen shot Canoy in different parts of his body. Canoy died on the spot. Dalit said the two gunmen, who covered their faces with handkerchiefs to conceal their identity, used a 9 mm. pistol with a silencer. Recovered from the crime scene were three empty shells. Dalit said initially, the motive of the killing could be work-related, given the nature of his job. "Retired judge siya pero naa siya'y law office gihapon, ug amo gyud nga gituohan nga work-related ang motive sa pagpatay. Sa karon padayon pa gihapon ang investigation (He is a retired judge but he has a law office and we believe that the motive of the killing is work-related. For now, investigation is ongoing)," he said. Canoy’s family also believes that the motive behind the brutal killing is work-related and they are still in shock as the victim did not mention any problems at work in the past few days. Dalit said that a police officer, who was patrolling near the area, was able to respond and shoot one of the suspects who fled towards Kaskag area, the city's public market. Witnesses said that bloodstains were visible in the Kaskag area, which could possibly be the suspect's. Canoy, in his working years, has handled capital offenses like rape, homicide and murder cases, among others. Read more: http://www.sunstar.c...gao-city-523646 Follow us: @sunstaronline on Twitter | SunStar Philippines on Facebook
  4. Just another day in the neighborhood on the big island of Mindanao in the land of the never-ending Summer...
  5. Update: The murdered Retired Surigao City Judge Canoy mentioned in the above article was the judge who presided over the Arnel Sidon (former driver of Harry and Jane Doyle) shooting case that Jerome Devocion was also a suspect. Judge Canoy also resided over the proceedings of the Harry Doyle murder case until he retired last year. It was retiring from his bench post which brought the court hearing in the Harry Doyle murder case to a pause. I sincerely hope these killers are caught and face the same court. I hope family and friends of Judge Canoy get justice for his murder and I send my condolences to his family. I also have heard last week that Atty. Zerda is now residing in parts unknown, presumably someplace in Manila. I do not know if Atty. Zerda will continue to be representing Jerome Devocion or if Jerome Devocion will need new council. There seems to be a lot of speculation as to why he choose to relocate and I also do not know if Atty. Zerda is continuing his law practice here in Surigao City and therefore will not comment any further as to reasoning. We will simply have to wait until the next scheduled hearing date to see how this unfolds to answer the question if Atty. Zerda will still be part of this case. I was told a new judge has been appointed to the Surigao City courts. I heard that the newly appointed judge's courtroom is presently running half days, but currently I have no new information as to add as to when new hearing dates will be scheduled. This case just gets weirder and more weird.
  6. Update: Ex-RTC judge in Surigao shot to death By Roel Catoto- February 2, 2017 SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 Feb) – Still unidentified riding-in-tandem suspects shot to death a retired judge here shortly before noon Thursday. Police identified the victim as Victor A. Canoy, 70, who retired as presiding judge of Regional Trial Court Judge Branch 29 in Surigao City. Canoy was reportedly buying food at an eatery along Borja Street around 11:25 a.m. when a lone gunman hastily walked behind him and shot him at point-blank range. Eyewitnesses told police investigators that Canoy crawled towards the suspect and was able to hold the feet of the gunman. But the latter shot him in the head several times, causing his instantaneous death. Police reports quoted an eyewitness as saying that the pistol used had a long muzzle, which could be a silencer. After killing the judge the gunman joined his accomplice, who was waiting on a motorcycle a few meters away from the crime scene, and fled, police said. But the fleeing suspects were surprised by the presence of a police officer who was detailed at the junction of Borja and Kaimo Streets. PO2 Hertenio Carduza Cubillan said he tried to stop the suspects but the gunman fired at him. Sensing imminent danger, Cubillan drew and shot back. “I believed he was hit by a bullet on his back,” Cubillan claimed. He said he could have open fired but a tricycle passed by, forcing him to hold his fire. The suspects reportedly fled towards Kaskag in Barangay Washington. The victim was rushed to the Caraga Regional Hospital but physicians said he was already died by the time his body reached the hospital. Police said the victim succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds in the body and head. As of press time, no suspects have been arrested yet in connection to the killing. The police’s scene of the crime operatives (SOCO) recovered four empty 9mm shells and three live ammunition. (Roel N. Catoto / MindaNews) http://www.mindanews...-shot-to-death/
  7. odd...
  8. Just posting to test the thread, had issue posting on another of my threads so I as checking to see if it is isolated to only that thread.
  9. The project was put on hold for a couple of months due to the need for ordering materials and labor crew being needed elsewhere, but the rainy season here has been the biggest factor slowing everything to a crawl. The weather will be changing for the better in the weeks to come, all the needed materials are presently being staged over on the mainland and those other projects that has had the work crew occupied are all almost completes; so we should be kicking everything here back into high gear once again. It was nice to have the off-time to relax and do some needed research and catch up on some writing, but we're well rested and ready to seriously attack the remaining tile work needed to finish all the saltwater tanks. Once they are done then the real fun stuff can finally begin. This is a video I have wanted to do and I finally got around to finishing it today. It is simply some of my rough sketches of the facility and equipment and the finished color drawings. I will be posting videos over the coming weeks that will begin to discuss the drawings shown in this video in more detail. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrC5ciJoVrs&t=4s
  10. The last article I posted was just too small to be able to read, so I edited the article and resized it to make easier for members. Click the image with the mouse which will bring the article up with a black background. On the bottom left you will see 'Full Screen' and click it with the mouse. Then when you place the mouse pointer over the image of the article and you will see the magnification feature. Just left-click and the article will enlarge to a size that is comfortable to read.
  11. Well to be fair with Canada their hands have been partially tied. Past acts of their judiciary may have been problematic. Examples could be the fact that even though the murdered man was a Canadian citizen and his wife was not, the fact is Canadian authorities could not get active in the investigation at first because the spouse had not signed a release for disclosure document. And even though the PNP here in the Philippines were requesting a DNA test done on the new born it was never honored. This fact has been a hindrance during the trial as it could have help establish a motive in the murder of the Canadian citizen. The Canadian authorities in Fredericton, N.B. really have not been allowed to monitor or conduct surveillance on the spouse now living in Canada, most likely due to previous rulings of Canadian courts. Canada refused the INTERPOL Red Notice for the Philippines yet recently honored as INTERPOL Red Notice of an European country. This was probably due to some silly tit-for-tat interference of the Legislative branch citing some past law or court ruling allowing petty politics to effect the case. Canada then has a rigorous protocol as to how documents from the Philippines must follow when presenting an extradition request, and the Philippines is fully aware that all previous extraditions request to return Philippine citizens have been refused; which slows down the process for the Philippine authorities. This is how I personally even got involved in the case. I started this thread the evening I heard that Harry had been murdered, along with four other expat forums, and it was through these threads that members of Harry's family searched me out using facebook, and asked me to help them get information as the case progressed. As I had reliable internet, printer, scanner and fluent in English and could easily transfer documents it made it easier for Harry's family. I was asked by Harry's sisters to help them find council to represent them here and I did Then the family, the PNP investigators and legal council were able to communicate with each other and I was really not needed at that point. As it should be. But the fact is it was the family rather than the Canadian authorities that initiated the assistance to the PNP investigators. I can only presume this is due to past decisions made within the judiciary. And after all the sacrifices made by the prosecution witnesses here, the dedicated work done by the PNP, the professionalism of the legal council and the tireless efforts of the Doyle family this could be all for not; if the extradition courts so chooses to simply refuse the extradition request base on some past judiciary decision. Then the spouse will most likely earn her Canadian citizenship, get all of Harry's assets and never face the charges; and if guilty, would have probably pulled off the perfect crime and live free of any possible prosecution. Because that is the law?
  12. Sorry for the small print. It was sent to via email as a PDF and I was unable to convert it to text. Simply click the image with your mouse and then use your magnification feature.
  13. As I mention above I was asked to give a one-hour PowerPoint presentation on the opening date of the first 'Caraga Agricultural Trade and marketing Exposition' (CARAT) Expo in the Robinson Mall, Butuan. I will be discussing lobster production and talking about the lobster hatchery here in Surigao. I found this article posted on the PIA website which covers in more detail about the CARAT EXPO. News Feature: Butuan biz group promotes 'Caraga Lobster' as regional signature brand September 19, 2016 Venus L. Garcia BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 19 (PIA) - For a region that envisions of becoming the fishery, agri-forestry, mineral and eco-tourism center of the country, the upcoming Caraga Agricultural Trade and marketing Exposition (CARAT Expo 2016) slated to open here on November 9-13, 2016 is seen to bolster a signature brand for the region – the ‘Caraga Lobster.’ As the lead chamber in organizing the CARAT Expo, Butuan City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc. (BCCFI) tagged it as the premiere agri-fishery-related event in Mindanao that targets to identify a local product that will significantly stand out as the chief and distinctive product of Caraga region. This 2016 CARAT Expo is also conceptualized to supplement the Philippine Cold Chain Project’s (PCCP) thrust of providing more focused marketing and trading initiatives to help increase productivity and create trade opportunities for small producers in Caraga. Dan Gudhal, chief of party of the Winrock International, underlined that the Philippine Cold Chain Project (PCCP) is a four-year United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded program implemented by the Winrock International in Caraga region. He added that it has two primary objectives. One is to increase the production of perishable high-valued commodities, and the other is to improve marketing of those same commodities. “We are working with things like lobster, vegetables, fisheries and the other products here in Caraga region. We are very excited to have lobster as the signature brand for Caraga region because lobster is a high-valued product and it’s something unique to the Caraga region. It really exemplifies the wonderful opportunities that are available here in Caraga,” said Gudhal. The abundant local products of Caraga provinces Caraga region as an administrative region in the country occupying the northeastern section of the island of Mindanao is known to be rich and abundant in agricultural and aquamarine products. BCCFI president Roger Ramirez said that “what makes the Agusan Norte mangos extraordinary palatable is because of the sea breeze and ideal amount of moisture that gives the right sweetness and healthy fiber." Abundant in Agusan del Sur province is the palm fruit called ‘kaong’. It is a main ingredient for the famous Pinoy ‘halo-halo’ and some other dessert salads, declared Freddie Mero, Agusan de Sur chamber president. Boosting also the Surigao del Norte’s product, Surigao City chamber president Conception Paqueo said that swordfish, locally called ‘liplipan,’ is superb for kinilaw, grill, or paksiw. “It is also top notch for the International Game Fishing Competition in Siargao,” she added. While king crabs in Bislig City is considered to be the biggest type in the country with its distinct taste, ‘vannamie,’ also known as white shrimps, a variety of prawn which is abundant in the municipality of Tagum, Surigao del Sur which is seven kilometers away from Tandag City is the most popular in dishes and recipes. They are also perfect for cocktail or events in a boodle feast, said Tandag chamber president Emma Guerra. In Dinagat Islands, ‘lapu-lapu’ or groupers come in different colors and sizes yet has the same delectable taste. It is perfect for ‘escabeche’ dish. On top of the provincial products, Caraga brings to the country and to the world its regional product brand - the ‘CARAGA Lobster.’ “Among the many products which Caraga is planning to showcase is the lobster because the people of Dinagat Islands have successfully cultured lobsters and a lot of them are already earning a livelihood from raising lobster in captivity. So lobster is a very prominent product to be displayed during the CARAT Expo, including other aquamarine products such as milkfish, grouper, lapu-lapu and seven other species which have been declared by Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources as technically feasible to be raised in captivity. Watch out for CARAT Expo coming very soon,” said Department of Trade and Industry Caraga regional director Brielgo Pagaran. Caraga Lobster will banner Caraga region as it projects the largest and fastest growing economic hub in Mindanao. (VLG/PIA-Caraga) http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/2761474207363/news-feature-butuan-biz-group-promotes-caraga-lobster-as-regional-signature-brand-