CARSON, California – A 22-yr antique Filipino-American is pushing herself to the restrict as an athlete.

And pint sized Jessica Hartlein is doing it in a unique playing subject: sumo wrestling.

“I’ve been doing sumo for about one year and I’ve been training martial arts for eleven years now,” she said.

The lifestyles-lengthy martial artist found herself inside the sumo ring as she was trying to score tickets to the yearly US Sumo Open. Since then, she has been unstoppable.

“It’s so a laugh. Your cognizance narrows and you’re best focusing on the match. The entire auditorium, everything, simply disappears,” she introduced.

Born in Daly City, Hartlein has been gearing up for the USA Sumo Open, the largest sumo event outdoor Japan, the origin of the game. It takes area at Cal State Long Beach on March 23.

The guidelines of this large sport are easy: throw your opponent to the floor or out of the hoop.

“I’m getting higher. I’m winning more of my suits in opposition to individuals who are larger than me and that makes me sense sincerely strong and absolutely powerful,” said Hartlein.

At 5 feet tall and one hundred ten kilos, Hartlein is still 33 kilos beneath the restrict, however it’s now not stopping her.

It’s evidence that what she may also lack in body size, she makes up for with heart.

“It’s wonderful a laugh and absolutely everyone of any size, historical past, gender can leap in and feature amusing,” she said.

MAYNILA – Inilunsad ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) ang Manila Bay Watch bike patrol sa baywalk sa Maynila, Sabado ng umaga.

Anim na bisikleta ang gagamitin sa programa na parte ng Manila Bay rehabilitation.

Ayon kay Jacquelyn Caancan, executive director ng DENR-National Capital Region (NCR), ang mga motorbike patroller ay empleyado ng ahensiya na magpapatrolya at roronda sa kahabaan ng Baywalk mula sa US Embassy hanggang Manila Yacht Club.

Titiyakin ng bike patrollers ang kalinisan at kaayusan sa Baywalk. Sisitahin din nila ang mga lumalabag sa mga ordinansa gaya ng pagtapon ng basura kung saan-saan at paglangoy sa Manila Bay.

Magiging sumbungan din ang mga motorbike patroller. Puwedeng lumapit ang mga tao kung may additionally reklamo o sumbong ukol sa kalikasan o sa Manila Bay rehabilitation.

Ang paglunsad ng Manila Bay Watch ay ang unang programa ng bagong DENR-NCR West Field workplace.

Dati, isang opisina lang ang buong DENR-NCR. Ngayon, hinati na ito sa apat para matutukan ang mga problemang pangkalikasan katulad ng Manila Bay rehabilitation.

Ang West Field workplace pa lang ang operational at sakop nito ang lungsod ng Maynila, Pasay, Mandaluyong, Makati, at San Juan.

Noong Enero, naglunsad ang gobyerno ng rehabilitasyon sa Manila Bay, kung saan matagal nang problema ang maruming tubig at basura sa baybayin.