Month: February 2020

first_imgTeam ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise FILE – 2015 PBA Draft Combine. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPBA aspirants take one step closer in achieving their dreams as they participate in the 2016 PBA Draft Combine this week.The two-day camp, which will be held at Gatorade Hoops Center in Mandaluyong starting on Wednesday, will wage all the hopefuls against each other as they try to make an impression in front of PBA coaches and scouts.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next EDITORS’ PICK David and Goliath: Vargas versus Cojuangco View comments Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH The 55 applicants will be divided into eight teams, composed of six to seven players, for the combine.The players will be measured and will undergo performance tests on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentThey will get their chance to show their skills the following day, as PBA assistant coaches take over and pit them in a single-elimination tournament.The 2016 PBA Rookie Draft is on Oct. 30 at Robinsons Place Manila. 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas MOST READ Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter We are young Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUNDlast_img read more

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first_imgChinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH PH among economies most vulnerable to virus FILE PHOTO. Paul Desiderio. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netConsider it as the cherry on top of a great year.With University of the Philippines finally seeing a breakthrough this UAAP Season 79, the Fighting Maroons have one last reason to celebrate with guard Paul Desiderio being named to the Mythical Five.ADVERTISEMENT Senators to proceed with review of VFA Averaging 15.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 2.6 assists this year, Desiderio led UP to a 5-9 record, good for fifth place.He was also the first Maroon to be named since guard Marvin Cruz, who was cited as one of the league’s best performers in 2006.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliBut for the Cebuano guard, seeing UP in the Final Four before he graduates would be a better prize.“I’m happy for the award, but I’m not satisfied because before I leave, I want UP to get to the Final Four,” he said. We are youngcenter_img As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 MOST READ After triumphant year, PH paddlers turn focus on Asian Games Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. EDITORS’ PICK Desiderio said that the award just drives him to perform better next season as he eyes to make his dreamfor Diliman come true.“Starting now, I’m pressuring myself to play better. People have also texted me and told me that they expect UP to make it to the Final Four, but I’m not thinking about it. i just know that I really need to work harder,” he said.And this early, Desiderio likes the Fighting Maroons’ chances.“We have a big chance next year. Hopefully, we get it and make it to the Final Four,” he said.Coach Bo Perasol will have an almost intact lineup for next season, with only team captain Jett Manuel, Dave Moralde, and Henry Asilum graduating this year.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgTaiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine “It’s not for us, and we’re thankful we got to the top four in a neck-and-neck finish,” said Reyes.With the PSL’s three conferences per season and the Army’s duty in the AFP-PNP Olympics, Reyes said the grind has caught up with them.Team captain and setter Tina Salak has announced her retirement after a 23-year career and fellow veteran Michelle Carolino is also on the way out.Reyes added he’s happy to see the growth of volleyball in the country where Army is not the sole power.Army is still the winnningest team in PSL history with five titles in its possession, but teams like Petron and Foton have staked their claim as new powers in the field.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter PH among economies most vulnerable to virus “We’re not that dominating anymore. Before when you say Army, people would assume ‘ah, Army’s going to win,’” said Reyes. “There’s the challenge, the teams are well-supported, and the PSL is a strong league so you have to keep up.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes RC Cola Army. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s been an unpredictable 2016 for Kung Fu Reyes and his RC Cola Army.After starting the year with a strong championship win in the Philippine Super Liga Invitational over Thai club EST Cola, the Lady Troopers slowly lost steam the rest of the year.ADVERTISEMENT Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PHcenter_img We are young Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Casio, Maierhofer agree winning over Ateneo sweeter for La Salle Senators to proceed with review of VFA As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise EDITORS’ PICK The Lady Troopers did win the bronze medal in the All-Filipino Conference but they failed to take a podium finish in the Grand Prix bowing out to F2 Logistics in the third place match.Head coach Kung Fu Reyes, though, is not at all disappointed with how his team performed in the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad Ali“We had a good run although we came up short,” said Reyes Thursday at San Juan Arena. “We still went to battle without getting crushed, there are winners and there are losers.”F2 Logistics upended RC Cola in five sets, 25-13, 25-20, 20-25, 20-25, 18-16, in a match Reyes said the Lady Troopers “have nothing to be ashamed of.” Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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first_imgThe government of Belize has approved a plan to expand its marine areas designated as no-take zones from 4.5 percent to 11.6 percent of its total waters.Much of the expansion will cover deep-sea areas at depths ranging from 200 to 3,000 meters (660 to 9,850 feet), currently underrepresented in Belize’s system of marine protected areas, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society.The expansion will also include a no-take area in Belize’s exclusive economic zone, covering an extensive coral reef complex known as the Corona Reef. The government of Belize has approved a plan to nearly triple the area under its strictly protected waters, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced in a press release.According to the plan, the small Central American nation will expand its fisheries replenishment or no-take zones — areas where most fishing is prohibited to allow fish stocks to increase — across most of its marine protected areas. While the percentage increase will vary across the protected areas, the overall expansion will increase the areas under no-take zones from 4.5 percent to 11.6 percent, Ralna Lewis, assistant director of the WCS’s Belize program, told Mongabay in an email.“The rationale for this expansion was to provide sufficient protection to marine species, habitats, and ecosystem processes so as to conserve marine biodiversity, sustain fisheries, and increase resilience to climate change,” Lewis said.Nurse sharks swimming at Hol Chan Marine Reserve off Belize. Image by avas via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0).Much of the expansion will cover deep-sea areas at depths ranging from 200 to 3,000 meters (660 to 9,850 feet), WCS said. These areas are currently underrepresented in Belize’s system of marine protected areas.These deep-sea areas also have relatively low fishing pressure at present, but that could increase in the near future, Lewis said.“Their distance from shore coupled with the level of investment required to purchase the equipment and vessel type needed to fish in these areas has resulted in less use by local commercial fishers,” she said. “However, recent investments in economic alternatives [are] looking at expanding the use of this area by local commercial fishers. This national expansion of Replenishment Zones in Belize’s offshore area should help in sustaining this developing fishery.”The expansion will also include a no-take area in Belize’s exclusive economic zone, covering an extensive coral reef complex known as the Corona Reef.“The area is also believed to serve as a spawning aggregation site for numerous finfish species,” Lewis said. “Given the location of the area, its proximity to neighbouring countries such as Honduras and Guatemala, transboundary illegal fishing serves as the primary threat for the site.”Mapping of the replenishment zones involved several rounds of consultations with stakeholders including the country’s fisheries department, several local and international conservation groups, including the WCS, as well as Belizean commercial and local sports fishers, according to the statement.A technical steering committee was also established to help map the replenishment zones. One of the factors that guided the selection of the no-take areas, according to Lewis, was size: the areas had to be large enough to protect a species within its home range. The no-take areas also had to be representative, that is, they had to capture habitats that are crucial in a species’ life cycle; and they had to be placed at distances that would allow connectivity and exchange of larvae, among other things. “Social costs and benefits were also taken into consideration when determining site selection,” Lewis said.With the expansion of strictly protected areas to nearly 12 percent of its waters, Belize will move toward achieving some of its international commitments. These include the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Aichi Target 11, which calls for conserving at least 10 percent of coastal and marine areas by 2020.Mongabay reached out to the Belize Fisheries Department for comment, but did not receive any response as of the time of publishing this article. In a statement, the Belize fisheries administrator, Beverly Wade, said “a healthy reef and vibrant fisheries sector is necessary for Belize to achieve its goals for reducing poverty, improving food security and nutrition and increasing investment for development in Belize.”Fishing off the coast of Ambergris Caye, Belize. Image by Ken Douglas via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0).Banner image of healthy Mesoamerican Reef system, off Ambergris Caye, by Erik Hoffner/Mongabay. Article published by Shreya Dasgupta Animals, Conservation, Environment, Fish, Fisheries, Happy-upbeat Environmental, Marine, Marine Biodiversity, Marine Conservation, Marine Protected Areas, Oceans, Wildlife center_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more

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