first_imgShanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. We are young Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next EDITORS’ PICK Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Earlier, RC Cola-Army consolidated its bid to make the semifinals after thrashing Cignal, 25-13, 25-15, 25-10.The Lady Troopers upped their record to 3-4 while handing the HD Spikers their fifth defeat in six matches.Jovelyn Gonzaga drilled in 15 points for RC Cola-Army, while Royse Tubino and import Haillie Ripley added nine and eight, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Aby Maraño was at the heart of the Cargo Movers’ staunch defense, scoring eight of her team’s 16 blocks that blunted the usually sharp offense of the Tornadoes, who now tote a 6-1 card.Maraño totaled 16, while Hayley Spelman topscored with 23 points. Ara Galang and Cha Cruz chipped in 13 and 12 points, respectively, for F2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentIt was a back-and-forth match with both teams making 53 attacks each. But the telling difference was Foton wasn’t able to match up in blocking, making only six.F2 Logistics thus posted its fifth win in eight matches, but more than anything, boosted its morale, having recovered from a 0-2 start until Spelman arrived. MOST READ Ronnie’s last tweet Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH F2 Logistics. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netF2 Logistics scored a big win over the big team last night.Closing all its corridors and fighting shot after shot, F2 Logistics toppled erstwhile unbeaten leader Foton, 25-15, 23-25, 25-23, 26-24, in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Imus Sports Complex in Cavite.ADVERTISEMENT As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas View commentslast_img read more

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 We are young Westbrook had 42 points and 10 rebounds while Abrines hit five 3s and finished with a career-best 18 points as the Thunder beat the Pelicans 121-110 on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).“We did a great job of just playing together,” Westbrook said. “It was great, man, to come in (during the fourth quarter) with everything under control. (We) did a great job of managing the game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliAbrines scored nine points during a pivotal 11-0 run early in the fourth quarter. The surge gave the Thunder a 100-87 lead with 9:18 left, and New Orleans never got within eight points after that.The 23-year-old shooting guard from Spain, who’d previously reached 10 points only once this season, said he could tell he was shooting well and gaining confidence. EDITORS’ PICK PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) dunks ahead of New Orleans Pelicans forward Terrence Jones (9). APNEW ORLEANS — Russell Westbrook’s left-handed, inside-out dribble wrong-footed Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, creating an open lane for a driving layup. That was one of many scoring highlights for the Oklahoma City star, who sometimes looked like he could have outscored New Orleans by himself.He didn’t have to, though, thanks to a reserve unit led by rookie Alex Abrines that extended leads while Westbrook was resting on the bench.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town MOST READ Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercisecenter_img Wall, Beal team up as Wizards turn back Bulls “You get those feelings when you knock down a couple 3s and you’re hot,” Abrines said. “You just receive the ball and you let it fly. You know it’s going in.”Enes Kanter, who hit a hook shot during that spurt, finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds.“We just couldn’t get them stopped at all,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said of the Thunder, who scored 56 points inside and outrebounded New Orleans, 49-34. “Their inside play I thought hurt us.”Anthony Davis had 34 points and 15 rebounds for New Orleans. Holiday added 23 points and 10 assists, and Terrence Jones scored 21 points for the Pelicans, who’ve lost nine of 12.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Senators to proceed with review of VFA View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_imgArticle published by Mike Gaworecki 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 overSponsored Acoustic, Animals, Ants, Big Cats, Bioacoustics, Bioacoustics and conservation, Birds, Conservation, Environment, Fishing, Human-wildlife Conflict, Insects, Interviews, Lions, Mammals, Marine Animals, Marine Ecosystems, Overfishing, Podcast, Research, Seabirds, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Trafficking center_img Megan Friesen is a behavioral ecologist who is currently working with the Northern New Zealand Seabird Trust to examine the breeding behaviors of a Pacific seabird species called Buller’s shearwater.In this Field Notes segment, Friesen explains why bioacoustics are so important to the research she and the Northern New Zealand Seabird Trust are doing, and plays recordings of the birds from both of the islands where it breeds.Plus the top news and inspiration from nature’s frontline! On today’s episode: the sounds of Buller’s shearwaters in New Zealand’s Poor Knights Islands.Listen here:Our guest today is Megan Friesen, a behavioral ecologist who is currently working with the Northern New Zealand Seabird Trust to examine the breeding behavior of a Pacific seabird species called Buller’s shearwater. Also known as the New Zealand shearwater, the seabird breeds predominantly on Tawhiti Rahi and Aorangi, the main islands of the Poor Knights Islands, which lie off of northern New Zealand.In this Field Notes segment, Friesen (who is also Conservation Manager for Seattle Audubon) explains why bioacoustics is so important to the research she is doing with the Northern New Zealand Seabird Trust, and plays recordings of the birds from both of the islands where it breeds.Here’s this episode’s top news:Scientists stumble upon hundreds of octopus moms in the deep seaSuspected poisoning takes down 11 lions in Uganda park‘Boom and bust’ cycle of deep-sea trawling unsustainable, study findsHalf a ton of pangolin scales seized on the way to Asia from BeninNew species of ‘exploding ant’ discovered in BorneoYou can subscribe to the Mongabay Newscast on Android, Google Play, iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, RSS and via Spotify. Or listen to all our episodes via the Mongabay website here on the podcast homepage.If you enjoy the Mongabay Newscast, we ask that you please consider becoming a monthly sponsor via our Patreon page, at patreon.com/mongabay. Just a dollar per month will really help us offset the production costs and hosting fees, so if you’re a fan of our audio reports from nature’s frontline, please support the Mongabay Newscast at patreon.com/mongabay.A Buller’s shearwater on Tawhiti Rahi Island in the Poor Knights Island group, New Zealand. Photo by Edin Whitehead.Follow Mike Gaworecki on Twitter: @mikeg2001FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page.last_img read more

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A typical working day for Lakhi and Quarmy now begins at 4:30 a.m. with vigorous running, exercising and training drills. “This keeps the dog on its feet, disciplined and further enhancing her skills,” Lakhi says. To teach her to sniff out contraband, the trainer has Quarmy fetch balls containing small bits of rhino horn, tiger skin and other wildlife parts, familiarizing her with the scent. After that, a game of hide-and-seek with Lakhi keeps her tracking skills sharp. “A search, no matter how short or long, is a big game for her,” says Lakhi, patting her.Sundays are leisure time for Quarmy, when she enjoys elaborate grooming or even learns how to “drive” a car — Lakhi says Quarmy loves to sit in the driver’s seat and play with the steering wheel.  “She enjoys being the center of attention while learning to drive,” he says.The Malinois K9 squad prepares for duty with a similarly rigorous blend of play and training. Sanatan Mali, Zubi’s trainer, says the young female becomes absolutely focused once she’s put into her harness for work or training. This morning, Zubi is engaged in a tracking exercise, hunting a hidden staff member after being given a sniff of his shoe.Even young dogs like Zubi can be intimidating as they zero in on a target, but Sanatan says the dogs are trained to stop the moment a suspect is located. They are never let loose or allowed to injure or bite people, he says — a bit of training Zubi demonstrates when she locates the trainer posing as a poacher.The K9 pups squad puppies and their handlers get lessons from German instructors. Image courtesy of Aaranyak.In addition to rounding up the poachers, the dogs also help strengthen the ensuing investigations by tracking down evidence, says Rohini Ballav Saikia, the divisional forest officer at Kaziranga. Though the forest department is often able to make arrests after poaching incidents, conviction rates are as low as 5 percent, according to Rahul Dutta of the International Rhino Foundation. Lack of evidence remains one of the biggest problems for the department, and Saikia said he was hopeful that the dogs could be helpful here, by tracking down not just suspected poachers, but also weapons or pieces of horn that can definitively link them to a crime.Just as important, though, is the deterrent effect, Saikia says: “Poachers be aware and stay away, we are here to track you down!”After working hard all week, Quarmy enjoys “driving” on her day off. Image courtesy of the Assam Forest Department.Banner image: Canine officer Zorba from Aaranyak’s K9 squad on duty during a search operation in Kaziranga National Park. Image courtesy of Aaranyak.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page.Correction: this story was updated July 2 to correct the spelling of wildlife NGO Aaranyak. Quarmy at tracking practice with her handler. Image courtesy of the Assam Forest Department. Article published by Isabel Esterman Animals, Archive, Biodiversity, Conservation, Environment, Featured, Happy-upbeat Environmental, Mammals, One-horned Rhinos, Poaching, Rhinos, Wildlife, Wildlife Trade, Wildlife Trafficking Since 2011, two dog squads have been deployed to help protect the greater one-horned rhinos of India’s Assam state.Together, the squads are credited with assisting in more than 46 arrests.Both the dogs and their handlers go through intensive training to develop and maintain their skills and the crucial bond that allows them to work as a team. ASSAM STATE, India: It’s 5 a.m. and Officer Zorba is reporting for duty at Kaziranga National Park, the global stronghold of the one-horned rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis) and the epicenter of a fierce battle to keep poaching at bay. The breeze riffling through his short, coarse hair, Zorba prepares for training: a brief run followed by tracking drills.Suddenly, a shoe is thrown at him. In a flash, the Belgian Malinois, part of a K9 squad supported by local NGO Aaranyak, takes a sniff and begins to hunt for a decoy poacher hiding behind a tree. Zorba quickly finds him and gives chase until he is pulled up by instructions from his handler, Goura Baidya.Zorba and his handlers on a tracking drill. Image by Moushumi Basu for Mongabay.Deployed in Kaziranga in 2011, Zorba was the first dog used for anti-poaching operations in Assam state. His arrival was met with high expectations — expectations conservationists say he has more than met.“He has amazing success stories, leading to the arrests of nearly 30 poachers in 18 successful operations so far,” says Bibhab Talukdar, CEO of Aaranyak and chair of the IUCN Asian Rhino Specialist Group. This, he says, is the best record so far for a sniffer dog in Assam.“Once set tracking, after made to sniff a scent, he is simply unstoppable, no matter what comes his way,” Baidya says. The handler, a stocky, athletic man in his mid-20s, is effusive when it comes to the achievements of his “comrade.” He’s eager to recount the time when Zorba fished a camera trap out of a pond, leading to the recovery of images of poachers in action, key evidence that led to their arrest. Or another event, when the dog picked up a blood trail left by an injured poacher and followed it for nearly 1.5 kilometers (0.9 miles) until he was located.Buoyed by Zorba’s success, Aaranyak now has two other dogs in the field as part of its K9 squad:  4-year-old Bubbly and 19-month-old Zubi, both female Malinois — and another three pups in training. The dogs are raised, nurtured and trained by Aaranyak, with support from the U.K.-based David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and Germany’s Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU).Quarmy, part of the Super Sniffer squad, and her handlers with a rhino horn the dog helped to recover. Image courtesy of the Assam Forest Department.Since 2012, the K9 squad has helped forest officials track down and arrest more than 40 poaching suspects around Kaziranga, Talukdar says. The dogs have also helped recover arms and ammunition and other vital pieces of evidence.In a complementary effort, two German shepherds belong to the Super Sniffers, which are trained under the aegis of TRAFFIC India, part of the global wildlife trade and monitoring network. Four-year-old Kareena began patrolling in Assam in 2014, and was joined by 19-month-old female Quarmy in 2017.Quarmy is presently stationed in Kaziranga, while Kareena is with the Assam Forest Protection Force and is deployed in joint anti-poaching operations conducted with the forest department and state police. Over the course of a dozen operations so far, Kareena has helped nab five poachers, according to her handler, Jitu Gogoi. Meanwhile, Quarmy thwarted a poaching attempt within her first week of deployment in the northern range of Kaziranga National Park: she successfully sniffed out both a silencer-fitted firearm and a suspected poacher.K9-squad member Bubbly arrives for her field duty. Image courtesy of AaranyakBred for the jobBoth dog breeds have their proponents. The short-haired Malinois hold up well in India’s weather and don’t attract too many ticks and parasites, says Kaushik Baruah, head of Aaranyak’s dog-training program. “They are lighter, smaller in build than German shepherds and are less noisy; yet very tough, active and can continue to work for hours even in the hot and humid Indian climate.” The breed, used as military dogs in the United States, India and Europe, also has a strong sense of drive, Baruah says: “They can sniff, track, detect and attack.”TRAFFIC India, however, prizes German shepherds for their versatility. “German shepherds are amazing all-rounders,” says Amar Nath Choudhary, from the organization’s dog-training squad. “They can be trained to take various instructions on multipurpose activities and used for guarding, tracking wildlife crimes besides catching poachers.”Regardless of the differences, the forest department says it’s pleased with the contributions of the dog squads. Pradipto Barua, divisional forest officer at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam, says sniffer dogs have helped authorities track down suspects in roughly 60 percent of recent rhino poaching cases in the state. In a 2014 report, former Kaziranga field director M.K. Yadov also sang the dogs’ praises, saying their introduction was an innovative step that helped modernize wildlife crime investigations in the park. Poachers could be tracked, he wrote, “based on just a piece of cloth found at crime scene.”Quarmy’s handler shows a sketch of his canine partner. Image by Moushumi Basu for Mongabay.Developing these skills doesn’t come easy. It takes long and rigorous training of both the dogs and their handlers.“The rapport between the dogs and their handlers is … crucial in getting the best out of the squad,” says Talukdar of Aaranyak. The dogs are trained to only take instructions from their handlers —or, in case of emergencies, Aaranyak’s in-house dog trainer — so there has to be perfect understanding and coordination between the two, he says.“Our handlers are not just regular employees, but they are recruited on the basis of their long-standing commitment and dedication. Only then, the dog can be kept motivated and healthy, enabling us to reap the best dividends from their invaluable partnership. Their job is thus not easy and there has to be a tenacity to learn and excel,” Talukdar says.Baidya, Zorba’s handler, says their relationship got off to a rocky start: “He got me nervous and even bit me.” Since then, it has evolved. “Soon we were best of friends, being together all the time — eating, sleeping, working together. Today it is hard to stay away from each other,” he says.For TRAFFIC India’s Super Sniffers, training lasts nine months. It begins with a month of bonding with handlers when the pups are between 8 and 12 weeks old. Lakhinandan “Lakhi” Baruah, Quarmy’s handler, says he had little experience with dogs before he began the program. “I was both excited and scared, as I had never stepped that close to a dog,” he recalls of their first meeting in April 2017, when Quarmy was about 5 months old and greeted him with a flying leap. The pair now have an unmistakable bond.center_img Quarmy at tracking practice with her handler. Image courtesy of the Assam Forest Department. Quarmy at tracking practice with her handler. Image courtesy of the Assam Forest Department. 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

first_imgSenators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ LATEST STORIES Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint Every week, Inquirer Sports will feature a sneaker of the week as worn by your favorite basketball, volleyball or football star during games. Did a pair of sneakers catch your eye? Drop a line on Twitter, @INQUIRERSports and use the hashtag #kicksstalker.This week’s Kicks Stalker pick: Marcio Lassiter’s Kyrie 2The shoe: What The? Kyrie 2.The wearer: San Miguel Beer gunner Marcio Lassiter.The take: I wanted to showcase my Christmas spirit, so those were my Christmas-themed shoes.ADVERTISEMENT FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return View comments 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books Katsuragawa, Saso leave Riviera field biting dustcenter_img MOST READ Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_imgMotorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely View comments LATEST STORIES Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown “That’s their way of concentrating, that’s their way of celebrating but if they can show the same energy as I do, why not?” said Rondina.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties NBA: LeBron unfazed by increased workload in Love’s absence “Yes [I want them to match my energy], but I’m used to the fact that they really don’t display that much energy as I do,” said Rondina Wednesday after UST’s 25-9, 25-22, 25-23 win at Filoil Flying V Arena.READ: Tigresses get first win, vent ire on winless Lady WarriorsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnRondina had 12 points to help the Golden Tigresses get past University of the East to get their first win of the season and as always she was the personification of an explosion.She admits that she can’t change how her teammates show their passion for the game but she won’t mind if they do it like she does. Sisi Rondina and the UST Tigresses. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCherry Rondina is known for two things: her scoring and her explosions of energy.Each point for the playful Cebuana is celebrated as if it was a championship point, and the University of Santo Tomas skipper sometimes wants her teammates to have the same intensity as her.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Ginebra’s Joe Devance. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt was a perfect embodiment of the never-say-die spirit. At any point in the series, or before it even started, Joe Devance could have opted to shut his conference down and proceed to heal a plantar fasciitis injury in his left foot.Instead, Devance plodded on. And when the sacrifice amounted to nothing, when all it gave him was a front-row view to San Miguel Beer’s third straight celebration of a PBA Philippine Cup triumph, Devance wasn’t left with any drop of regret.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite “We faced a tough San Miguel team. They played great the whole conference. They got way too many weapons. We tried our best, but we just couldn’t get the wins,” he said.READ: San Miguel wins 3rd straight Philippine Cup titleDevance now turns his attention to his upcoming surgery, as he is set to miss a couple of months for his side in the upcoming Commissioner’s Cup.“I’m just gonna rest, probably get surgery. So I may be out for a few months. I did what I could and I don’t know what to say. I feel kind of bad right now, but San Miguel played great and that’s a great team. Let’s see what we can do next conference,” he said. “Hopefully my foot won’t be affected later in life. But I’ll worry about that if it happens.”ADVERTISEMENT China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Lassiter brings out inner ‘Salt Bae’ anew after clinching title Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon LATEST STORIES Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It was all worth it. Just to battle with these guys, they played their hearts out. I don’t regret anything,” he said.READ: Cone: Beermen ‘overwhelmed us’FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnDevance went full warrior mode for the Gin Kings in their first no-tomorrow match in the series. He wound up with 20 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists in Game 5 on Sunday. Before the game and at halftime, he took pain shots so he could get his mind off his foot and on trying to keep the Kings alive.Unfortunately, those efforts went down the drain as San Miguel claimed its third straight Philippine Cup title with a 91-85 conquest.last_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home San Miguel Beer head coach Leo Austria. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCoaching a team such as San Miguel entails a lot of pressure.It’s either championship or bust, and in the past five years three coaches have faced the axe for failing to deliver any hardware.ADVERTISEMENT China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing LATEST STORIES Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Leo Austria was tasked to bring San Miguel back to the top and it didn’t take long before he delivered the team’s first title to end its championship drought.From Austria’s first year in 2014, the Beermen have won four titles including three straight Philippine Cups and that feat earned San Miguel the Perpetual Trophy.And Austria, a cool and collected figure on and off the court, has managed to shake off the pressure that comes with his position as San Miguel’s head coach.“I shrugged that pressure off,” said Austria Thursday at SportsIQ, INQUIRER’s omni-platform sports talk show. “I just want to be calm and I don’t want to feel the pressure.”Austria is just the second coach in PBA history to win three straight crows in the PBA Philippine Cup, after Chot Reyes, who won from 2011 to 2013 with Talk N’ Text.ADVERTISEMENT Olsen Racela, Gee Abanilla, and Biboy Ravanes all failed to lead San Miguel to a single championship, back when the franchise carried the name Petron Blaze Boosters, to a single championship.That dry spell was eventually labeled as the Petronovela and it lasted from 2012 until 2014 as the storied franchise experienced a tumultuous period where the core of Arwind Santos, Alex Cabagnot, and Jay Washington failed to win any title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnPetronovela reached its climax in 2013 when import Renaldo Balkman choked Santos in a heated exchange between the teammates. As the Beermen slowly started to lose its luster, one man was tasked to turn things around and return the franchise to its glory days. ABL: Lions send Alab Pilipinas to 3rd straight loss Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town He acknowledged the fact that his job will always have the pressure of delivering a championship, but after four title runs Austria has started to get used to it.“Ever since I’ve been in the team, the pressure’s always there and I’m used to it,” said Austria. “The first conference was really a test for me and I know that if I make it I’ll continue as a coach.”“But I think this has been my destiny because we kept on winning, especially the All-Filipino.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon View commentslast_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in And on Wednesday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, the two once again went at it.READ: PBA: NLEX nips Alaska, breaks 9-game skid FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundAbueva and Alas got tangled up on the floor in the third quarter of the game between NLEX and Alaska in an event that seemed to resemble a Greco-Roman wrestling match.Others may scoff at the idea of having a 6-foot-2 forward pinning them down, but Alas just laughed it off. Olympics: Kids to choose Tokyo 2020 mascots End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKevin Alas and Calvin Abueva has had quite a colorful history.The two crossed paths in the NCAA during their collegiate years with Alas leading Colegio de San Juan de Letran and Abueva doing the same for San Sebastian, and those encounters weren’t without bodily harm.ADVERTISEMENT Swing Out Sister back to PH this April SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working MOST READ For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak “He’s been doing those kinds of antics when he was still at Baste [San Sebastian], but that’s part of the game,” said Alas of their incident that happened at the 6:18 mark of the penultimate period. “Calvin is a good friend of mine outside of the court so that’s no big deal.”Making things a little more awkward was Alas’ father Louie is an assistant coach at Alaska.“I didn’t look at him because he might give me orders,” joked Alas.Still, it was Alas who got the last laugh as his 11 points helped the Road Warriors to a 100-92 win over Alaska snapping their nine-game losing streak in the conference.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_imgClippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos Some called for a rematch.Michael Esteban, 34, a cook, could not believe that Pacquiao lost the match in a unanimous decision by the three judges.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“As an avid fan of Manny, I could not really believe that he lost to Horn,” Esteban said. “I really thought that he would win the fight.”Esteban, who watched the bout via a live telecast at the canteen where he works, said he had expected Pacquiao to win because the Filipino boxing champion had more experienced and was better “several times over” Horn. TACLOBAN CITY — Stunned, shocked, frustrated.This was how Visayan fans reacted to the upset loss of Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao to Australian boxer Jeff Horn.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Rushton’s 10-point plan bears fruit Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Other spectators at the same venue were so shocked that they stood still for a moment after the match.“This is a nightmare for us Pacquiao fans,” Lemuel Mortes said.Despite of the stunning loss, they said they would remain Pacquiao fans.Mortes said, however, that would be up to the boxer and senator if he would finally hang up his gloves after his defeat.In Tagbilaran City in Bohol, Lito Alagadmo, 40, said he was frustrated that at the end of 12 rounds, Horn was declared the new WBO welterweight world champion.ADVERTISEMENT View commentscenter_img Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks “Walay lami kay pildi si Pacman,” he said.(“I’m disheartened because Pacquiao lost.”)Alagadmo was all for a rematch.“Mas nice kung magrematch sila para maila kung kinday hawud sa ring,” he said.(“It would be nice if they would have a rematch so we would know who is really better in the ring.”)Rhudy Mendoza, 38, said, however, said he wouldn’t want to see a rematch.“Absolutely, I prefer Pacman-Mayweather,” he said. “That fight will be exciting than this.”Rain failed to dampen the enthusiasm of Boholano fans watching the bout.At least 100 residents in this city flocked to the corner of Maria Clara Street and CPG Avenue to watch the fight for free.Electronics shops like Geresonic and Diccion provided small TV screens for a live airing of the fight. MOST READ LSU title parade draws massive crowds Pacquaio supporters loudly cheered when the Filipino boxer appeared to have the upperhand, especially in the ninth and later rounds.But there was a silence when the winner was announced.In , the crowds that gathered at public venues had expected Pacquiao to defeat Horn. They were also hugely disappointed.At the Bacolod Arts and Youth Center in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, a crowd of about 5,000 had expected Pacquiao to be announced the winner. Hearing that Horn was the winner, the crowd quickly dispersed.Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, a close friend of Pacquiao, said: “I cannot believe Manny lost. I cannot understand why it was a unanimous decision. It was a close fight, which we thought was not supposed to be the case, but I still maintain that Manny won it.”“We must salute Manny for his humility when he said: ‘He deserves it’,” he said.“It was a close fight but I had Pacquiao ahead especially after last closing rounds,” Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo Benitez, said.Manuel Lamata, president of the United Sugar Producers’ Federation of the Philippines Inc., said: “I feel terribly bad.” /atm Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. There was a heavy downpour during the fourth round. Alagadmo and other fans looked for cover. Some fans, however, prefered to get soaked rather than to miss every single detail of the fight.The rain lasted for about 10 minutes. When it stopped, fans flocked to the area again.The Bohol Police Provincial Office (BPPO) recorded a zero crime rate from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the fight.According to Senior Supt. Felipe Natividad, BPPO director, the police stations in Bohol had not received any reported incident in the last four hours while the fight was ongoing.In Iloilo City, boxing fans were also unconvinced that Horn defeated Pacquiao.“At the very least, it should have been a close score but not a unanimous decision and a wide margin (in favor of Horn),” Rommel Espinal said.Jossie Cillador, a resident of Pavia town in Iloilo, lamented that the match was bloody.“He [Horn] fought dirty because he kept on locking Pacquiao’s neck with his arm,” she said.She said the Filipino boxing champion should have knocked out Horn in the ninth round when the Australian boxer appeared wobbling “so that there would be no doubt who won the match.”Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines (left) clinches with Jeff Horn of Australia during their WBO World Welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Jeff Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in a Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 50,000 people. (Photo by TERTIUS PICKARD / AP)Many Ilonggos were glued to their television sets in homes and in restaurants which offered buffet lunch packages for guests who watched the match.last_img read more