Archers target finals

first_imgChinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Ben Mbala, a cinch for the season Most Valuable Player award, has a tough customer in fellow Cameroonian Papi Sarr on the low blocks while the speedy La Salle backcourt of Kib Montalbo, Aljun Melecio, Thomas Torres and Andrei Caracut has met its match with the Falcons’ small ball.“We had beaten them twice but I tell you they’re really competitive,” said Ayo. “We respect them and we will prepare hard for this game to advance to the championship.”The Archers are on a collision course with archrivals Ateneo Blue Eagles, who also gained a twice-to-beat bonus in their Final Four duel with No. 3 Far Eastern U Tamaraws this Saturday.Jerrick Ahanmisi, the projected Rookie of the Year, and Sean Manganti can neutralize La Salle’s patented mayhem basketball with their athleticism along with spitfire Robbie Manalang and veteran Dawn Ochea.Perhaps the best guy on the floor that could create problems for the Falcons is Jeron Teng, who always answers the call whenever the Archers are in trouble.ADVERTISEMENT EDITORS’ PICK Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “This is just part of our journey. We were able to embrace and accept what were supposed to do that’s why we’re here,” said Pumaren. “I just hope we will continue with this journey.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next La Salle can confuse its opponents with an overkill of offensive schemes on any given day.The Green Archers will throw the full weight of that sophisticated weaponry as they attempt to knock out the Adamson Falcons in the Final Four of the UAAP Season 79 men’s basketball at Mall of Asia Arena today.ADVERTISEMENT Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine We are youngcenter_img 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 Dalisay thru as three other Pinoys exit “We have 74 different plays and I’m talking about offense only,” said La Salle head coach Aldin Ayo. “We have a play for every situation on the floor and it would require a lot of focus from my players.”They’ll certainly need those against an Adamson five that thrives on a nothing-to-lose mentality.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“Nobody expected us to be here,” said Adamson coach Franz Pumaren, the former La Salle coach who lost twice to his alma mater this season. “With this opportunity, might as well make the most out of it.”But while their first meeting was a complete blowout, the fourth-ranked Falcons nearly had the No. 1 Archers by the neck in the second encounter.And though the Archers are armed with a twice-to-beat edge and can book the first championship spot in a potential showdown with archrival Ateneo in the Finals, the Falcons definitely have the manpower to cancel them out. PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Puan, the world’s oldest Sumatran orangutan, dies at 62

first_imgPuan, the world’s oldest living Sumatran orangutan, was euthanized on June 18 at Perth Zoo in Australia due to age-related complications.Her death left an incredible legacy of 11 children and a total of 54 descendants across the world, accounting for nearly 10 percent of the global Sumatran orangutan zoo population.Due to her genetic legacy, Puan played a vital role in ensuring the survival of the species, which has been categorized as critically endangered. JAKARTA — Puan, the world’s oldest living Sumatran orangutan, has died at an Australian zoo after a lifetime spent in service to the conservation of the critically endangered species.Officials at Perth Zoo, where Puan had lived for the past 50 years, euthanized her on June 18, citing age-related health complications. She was 62 years old.Her death left an “incredible legacy” of 11 children and a total of 54 descendants in Australia, Europe, the United States and in the jungles of Sumatra, accounting for nearly a tenth of the global zoo population of Sumatran orangutans (Pongo abelii), according to a statement from Perth Zoo.Due to her genetic legacy, Puan played a vital role in ensuring the survival of the heavily threatened species. Of the nine existing wild populations of Sumatran orangutans, only seven — each with an estimated 250 or more individuals — have prospects of long-term viability, according to WWF. Only three of those population groups have more than 1,000 orangutans each.Some 29 of Puan’s descendants are still alive, including daughters Puteri and Pulang; grandchildren Utama, Teliti, Sekara and Lestari; and great-grandson Sungai, all of whom are also at Perth Zoo.At 62, Puan exceeded the usual life expectancy for her species. In the wild, female orangutans would rarely live past the age of 50, assuming they succumb earlier to a number of threats such as poaching.“Puan is the total exception to the rule,” Holly Thompson, a primate superviser at Perth Zoo, said in a video posted on the zoo’s Facebook page. “To be 62 years old is an amazing age for a Sumatran orangutan.”One of Puan’s great-grandsons, Nyaru, was the latest in the line to be released into the wild.“I think it’s an amazing legacy for her great grandson Nyaru to be out living his life in the jungles of Sumatra, where his great grandmother hailed from,” zookeeper Martina Hart wrote in an op-ed in the West Australian.But Puan’s long life and legacy of descendants weren’t the only remarkable things about her. She was said to have motherly mannerisms that befitted her name, which means “lady” in Indonesian, with many describing her as the “grand old lady” of Perth Zoo.It was her journey and demeanor that made such an impact in people’s hearts.“[T]he lady we know as Puan is so much more than statistics,” Hart wrote. “To look at Puan is to look into the eyes of an animal (and I find even saying ‘animal’ to feel slightly disrespectful) who has seen so much in her lifetime that the mind boggles.”Puan, the world’s oldest known Sumatran orangutan. Photo by Derick Smith/Perth Zoo.Puan was born in the jungle of Sumatra in 1956. On New Year’s Eve in 1968, she was gifted to the zoo by a sultan from Malaysia.“She really has seen it all, from the jungles of the wild to the old exhibits here at Perth, to our now world class exhibits,” wrote Hart, who knew Puan for almost 18 years. “It fascinates me as to the stories she could tell.”Despite spending half a century in a zoo environment, Puan never lost her natural and motherly instincts. Hart described her as “the maker of the most amazing nests, and the lady who took no nonsense from her children over the years, but was also the most nurturing mother we had.”Hart also fondly recalled the day the zoo gave Puan access to a giant fig tree to climb and nest in.By then, Puan hadn’t been in a real tree for over 50 years.“To be honest my eyes were filled with tears watching her climbing,” Hart said. “She was the only one who would nest in the tree itself, instead of taking branches back to the platforms to nest. Her instinct and her own mother’s teachings had never left her after all those years.”Over time, Puan’s eyelashes turned gray, her movements slowed, and her mind started to wander. After various veterinary assessments confirmed that age-related complications were adversely impacting her Puan’s ability to live a quality life, the zoo finally decided to euthanize her.“It’s very hard for us all to say goodbye to Puan,” a visibly emotional Thompson said in the video. “It’s done in an extremely calm and relaxed manner. Puan went extremely peacefully. She had people that had been working with her for a long, long time, with her to the very end.”“As hard as it was for us, it was the right thing to do,” Hart added in the video. “We’re going to miss her.” 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 Article published by Hans Nicholas Jongcenter_img Animals, Conservation, Critically Endangered Species, Endangered Species, Environment, Orangutans, Primates, Saving Species From Extinction, Wildlife, Zoos last_img read more

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Taking it slow can help reduce impacts of Arctic shipping on whales (commentary)

first_imgThanks to climate change, traveling through the Northwest Passage is quickly becoming an exotic option for cruise ship passengers — and an enticing shortcut for cargo ships.But an increasingly ice-free Arctic means more than just a chance for a new sightseeing adventure: Significantly increased ship traffic is altering the submarine calm of one of the quietest places on Earth. That could have serious implications for marine mammals and fish that rely on sound for group cohesion, socializing, finding mates, navigating, and detecting threats.As we grow sensitive to plastics and other toxins that plague ocean species, we must remember that while noise is the one form of pollution that we cannot see, we can work together to turn down the volume.This post is a commentary. The views expressed are those of the author, not necessarily Mongabay. For 19th-century adventurers like Sir John Franklin, navigating a path through the ice-choked Northwest Passage — the Holy Grail of Arctic exploration — was a treacherous and often deadly undertaking. Today, thanks to climate change, traveling through the passage is quickly becoming another exotic option for cruise ship passengers — and an enticing shortcut for cargo ships.But an increasingly ice-free Arctic means more than just a chance for a new sightseeing adventure: Significantly increased ship traffic is altering the submarine calm of one of the quietest places on Earth. That could have serious implications for marine mammals and fish that rely on sound for group cohesion, socializing, finding mates, navigating, and detecting threats.For a study just published in the Marine Pollution Bulletin, my colleagues and I sought to determine just how intrusive ship engines are on the Arctic soundscape and whether or not there are any changes ships can make to improve the aural environment for wildlife there.Marine mammals and fish make a variety of sounds for a variety of purposes. Bowhead whale songs intended to attract mates are complex and broadband. Other vocalizations (to navigate, for example) fall in a narrower range. Beluga whale vocalizations are highly variable, with tonal sounds and echolocation clicks in different sound ranges. Bearded seals also emit several different call types and fish have their own suite of grunts and pulses.Audiograms (hearing profiles) of marine mammals and fish show that their hearing ranges often overlap with those of vessel noise, which can “mask” the animal calls from their intended recipients. Think of the difficulty of hearing a friend at a noisy party compared to at the library – except that loud vessel noise can potentially mask vocalizations over a much larger area than your local library.Unfortunately, routing ships away from areas heavily used by marine mammals is often not an option in the Canadian Arctic. Most traffic there follows fixed southern routes along the mainland.Vessel transits through Canada’s Northwest Passage have increased from four per year in the 1980s to as many as 30 per year. With ship traffic steadily growing in Arctic waters, our WCS Canada research team, in close collaboration with JASCO Applied Sciences and the University of Victoria, decided to investigate whether reducing vessel speeds could lower the impact of ship noise.Map of the study region, showing the prospective sail track for future vessel traffic (red line) that was modeled, and the corresponding reduction in listening spaces expected for beluga whales with distance from those sail tracks. These maps are from a container vessel underway at 25 knots under median noise conditions (the 50th percentile ambient level between August and September 2015). Courtesy of WCS.In our study, we chose to focus on “listening space” — essentially, the volume of ocean within which the listener can detect biologically important sounds. We then measured the impact of ship noise on the size (radius) of this space.Calculating the amount by which ship noise reduces the size of an animal’s listening space requires an understanding of how well a call or sound travels through Arctic waters, the change in masking noise levels (from vessels), and the species’ audiogram. The overlap in sound frequency (perceived as “pitch”) for each of these factors is the key.Our listening areas were selected based on areas known to attract bowhead and beluga whales, as well as bearded and ringed seals (fish species were assumed to occur at all sites).We found that vessel speed reductions significantly reduced loss of listening space. Under quiet conditions, beluga whales experienced a 50 percent listening space loss when they were 7 to 14 kilometers (4.3 to 8.7 miles) away from a ship traveling at 25 knots. When ships slowed to 15 knots, whales could get as close as 2 to 4 kilometers before they experienced the same loss of listening space.In other words, when a ship was going faster, the area over which it cut a beluga’s listening space in half might be more than three times larger. This difference is important because there are many places where whales cannot distance themselves from ships in the Arctic (in the narrow Prince of Wales Strait, animals can maintain a maximum distance of just 7 to 10 kilometers).We also found that slowing vessels will have even larger benefits when ambient noise is higher and ships are farther away. This finding is especially important since ambient noise from waves and winds is increasing in an Arctic environment that is experiencing ever longer periods without sound-dampening ice.The Arctic Council has been grappling with the implications of increased shipping operations in the Arctic in areas with high marine mammal densities. Our research finds that vessel slowdowns could indeed be a viable strategy for lowering noise impacts on whales, seals, and fish, with the added benefit of reducing the likelihood of collisions.While negotiating the Northwest Passage may be less treacherous in the future for cruise ship passengers who thrill at the sight of whales plunging through Arctic waters, melting ice that opens up new sea lanes comes with a new threat for marine life. As we grow sensitive to plastics and other toxins that plague ocean species, we must remember that while noise is the one form of pollution that we cannot see, we can work together to turn down the volume.WCS Canada researchers Dr. Matt Pine and Dr. William Halliday return to shore after retrieving an underwater acoustic recorder in the Prince of Wales Strait in 2018. These recorders provide data on natural background sounds, marine mammal activity, and vocalizing fish that are uploaded directly into predictive noise effects models. Photo credit: WCS Canada.Matt Pine is Mitacs Elevate postdoctoral fellow with WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) Canada, the University of Victoria and JASCO Applied Sciences.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. 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 Animals, Arctic Animals, Climate Change, Commentary, Editorials, Environment, Fish, Impact Of Climate Change, Mammals, Marine Animals, Marine Biodiversity, Marine Conservation, Marine Mammals, Noise Pollution, Researcher Perspective Series, Sea Ice, Whales, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation center_img Article published by Mike Gaworeckilast_img read more

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Shorthanded Spurs beat Kings with stunning rally

first_imgPalace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos LATEST STORIES View comments Sacramento Kings center Kosta Koufos (41) tries to strip the ball from San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in San Antonio. The Spurs won 114-104. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)The San Antonio Spurs delivered the biggest comeback of the National Basketball Association season on Wednesday with a 114-104 win over the Sacramento Kings to extend their winning streak to nine games.Coming back from as many as 28 points, the Spurs improved to 50-13 on the season, giving them their 18th straight 50-win season. San Antonio has now won 50 or more games every season since 1997-98, except in the strike-shortened 1998-99 campaign, when they went 37-13.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Longtime coach tears up after Nowitzki notches 30K points 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. Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties MOST READ “We are always going to fight as a team. We knew if we got a few stops in a row and every hustle play, we could get to within striking distance.“Being down 28 seemed like a lot of points, but we were able to chop away and make it work.” San Antonio never led until a Patty Mills three-pointer with 6:26 to play gave them a 95-92 advantage.Another Mills three-pointer and free throw almost three minutes later gave the Spurs’ a 99-94 lead and the Kings couldn’t stay with them. Danny Green drained consecutive three-pointers in the final 2:20 to help San Antonio secure the win.ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Mills finished with 17 points while Jonathon Simmons and Green scored 14 points each.“It was a team effort — we had 33 assists,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “Everybody chipped in and did what they had to do by getting up into the Kings after the first quarter.“They took some pride in it. They wanted to win the game. I thought the whole team effort was fantastic.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In 28 years, the Spurs have had just one losing season, when they finished 20-62 in 1996-97. Manu Ginobili scored a season-high 19 points and David Lee equalled his season-best scoring output with 18 points as the shorthanded Spurs roared from behind in front of a crowd of 18,400 at the AT&T Center.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 returnThe Spurs rested star forwards Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge and trailed by as many as 28 points in the second quarter before their scorers took over.“It was a really bad start for us, but once we started getting back on defence and making them score in the half-court, we turned up the pressure a little bit,” Lee said. 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezonlast_img read more

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Murray downs Del Potro; French women in grudge match

first_imgSwing Out Sister back to PH this April LATEST STORIES Murray, the runner-up to Novak Djokovic in 2016, will next face either John Isner of the United States or Russia’s Karen Khachanov.“I expected a very tough match. Whoever won that first set would have the momemtum as it would have been very difficult to come back in these heavy, slow conditions,” said Murray.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 ground“He was playing much better than me in the first set. He had chances in the first set, he double faulted on set point.”In a titanic first set, Del Potro wasted four set points then saved two before Murray pounced for the opener when the Argentine star narrowly miscued. View comments “I think that the relationship is not very good,” said 27-year-old Cornet.“I think she may have a grudge against us, so she’s not ready to talk with me, so I don’t think that it will be good to talk to her, because we are playing against each other.”Garcia fell out with her teammates earlier this year after she pulled out of a Fed Cup tie.Romanian third seed and 2014 runner-up Simona Halep sealed her place in the fourth round with a 6-0, 7-5 win over Russia’s Daria Kasatkina.Halep, 25, raced through the opening set against 26th seed Kasatkina but needed to save four set points in the second before clinching victory.Halep will face Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro for a place in the quarter-finals.Suarez Navarro, the 21st seed and a two-time quarter-finalist, made the fourth round for the fifth time.She eased past Russian 14th seed Elena Vesnina 6-4, 6-4 in a match which featured a 17-minute service game, punctuated by 11 deuces, for the Russian in the second set. MOST READ 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 Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates after winning a point against Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro during their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on June 3, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARITAndy Murray downed longtime rival Juan Martin del Potro to reach the Roland Garros last 16 Saturday while French hopes were overshadowed by a bitter feud between two of their top stars.World number one Murray triumphed 7-6 (10/8), 7-5, 6-0 for his seventh win in 10 meetings with Del Potro whose challenge fizzled out after squandering four set points in the 87-minute opener.ADVERTISEMENT The 28-year-old slumped over the net and stayed bent over during most of the changeover to catch his breath.Del Potro, playing in Paris for the first time in five years after a series of wrist injuries, was quickly a break down in the second set.He retrieved it when Murray served for the set in the 10th game before handing the advantage straight back.Murray seized his lifeline, a fourth ace giving him a two-set lead.Weary Del PotroADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Pamilar rues errors, praises team’s fighting spirit in loss to Pocari Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Weary Del Potro, who had already summoned the doctor early in the second set, knew his challenge was over and he managed just 11 points in the third set.Former US Open champion Marin Cilic continued his smooth progress seeing off Feliciano Lopez, who was limited by a neck injury, 6-1, 6-3, 6-3.Croatian seventh seed Cilic will next meet South Africa’s Kevin Anderson who matched his best run at Roland Garros with a five-set win over Britain’s Kyle Edmund.Anderson twice recovered from a set down to advance 6-7 (6/8), 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 in just under four hours in a duel between two players born in Johannesburg.In the women’s event, France have three women in the last 16 for the first time in 23 years.However, that success is overshadowed by a bitter feud between compatriots Alize Cornet and Caroline Garcia who will clash for a place in the quarter-finals.Cornet reached the last 16 for just the second time with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Polish ninth seed Agnieszka Radwanska who lost all her seven service games.Garcia, seeded 28, made the fourth round of a Slam for the first time with a 6-4, 4-6, 9-7 win over Taiwan’s world number 109 Hsieh Su-Wei.Those wins guaranteed the home nation will have at least one quarter-finalist in Paris for the first time since Marion Bartoli in 2011.However, Cornet admitted that her relationship with Garcia has virtually broken down.last_img read more

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PVL: BanKo Perlas snaps skid, stops Adamson

first_imgLATEST STORIES McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return View comments MOST READ Pornography greets commuters at Sweden bus stop Imee Marcos slams driver-cap on motorcycle taxis End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jean-Paul Gaultier to retire as fashion designer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Thai teen breaks record for youngest professional win in golf 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 With her team getting to 1-2, Bersola hoped they could build off from their first victory and go on a winning run in the remaining four games of the eliminations.“I hope we can build some momentum,” said Bersola. “This is a big thing for us because there are only seven games in the eliminations and we already lost two, so ideally that’s the ceiling for us in terms of losses.”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’“We really wanted to win this and I hope we can win more in our upcoming games.”BanKo Perlas wasn’t in the safe zone, though, at the beginning of the fourth set as the Lady Falcons continued their upward trajectory from the third period to build and early 13-7 lead. Not easy being green: Dog births unique puppy Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBanKo Perlas posted its first win in the Premier Volleyball League, averting disaster after fending off Adamson University, 25-18, 25-16, 21-25, 25-21, Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Kathy Bersola made sure the Perlas Spikers will get into the winners’ circle when her final attempt found the opening in the Lady Falcons’ broken defense.ADVERTISEMENT Solar-powered barge a key ‘interceptor’ for plastic waste Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Painting found in Italian museum wall is stolen Klimt Nicole Tiamzon had 14 points in her first stint as a member of the starting unit to lead the Perlas Spikers while Bersola added 13.Amanda Villanueva and Amy Ahomiro also finished in double figures with 12 and 10 points, respectively.Jema Galanza finished with a game-high 18 points to lead the winless Lady Falcons (0-2).ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Harrison wins 100m hurdles at US Trials

first_imgSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Olympic 100-metres hurdles gold medallist didn’t race. The bronze medallist couldn’t make the team.Still, they’re thinking a red, white and blue sweep in the event at the London world championships. Just shows the depth of the hurdles.World-record holder Kendra Harrison used a strong start to win her first U.S. outdoor track and field championship yesterday. Nia Ali, the silver medalist at the Rio de Janeiro Games, was second and Christina Manning took third. Because Harrison already had a wild-card berth into worlds in August, 2008 Olympic gold medalist Dawn Harper-Nelson also made the hurdles squad courtesy of her fourth-place finish.”Everyone in this event is really strong,” said Harrison, who finished in 12.60 seconds to beat Ali by a 0.08 margin. “These girls are going to represent and get that sweep like last year (at the Olympics).”In Rio, the 1-2-3 hurdles finish was led by Brianna Rollins, who received a one-year suspension in April for repeated failures to disclose her whereabouts to anti-doping officials. Rollins’ suspension is retroactive to September 27, 2016, the date of her last missed whereabouts report. Also missing from the world team will be Kristi Castlin, the bronze medallist in Rio who wound up sixth in the final.”To make this (hurdles) team, you have to work for it and earn it,” said Harper-Nelson, who drew a three-month suspension that began in December for a positive test. She told anti-doping officials it was caused by blood pressure medication. “That just shows you how strong our team is.”Harrison went all out despite already having a safety net to worlds thanks to her Diamond League title. She needed the work after breaking her left hand while warming up for a hurdles race this spring.”To come from breaking a hand to winning, it means everything,” Harrison said. “My confidence is where it needs to be.”Pole vaulter Sam Kendricks became a member of the six-metre club (19 feet, 8 1/4 inches) in his win. He even waited through a roughly 20-minute delay while officials filled the water pit for the steeplechase.”Every great jumper in history had at least one six-metre jump under their belt,” said Kendricks, an army reservist. “I wanted to be part of the club, the very prestigious club.”NO DOUBLE DESIRELaShawn Merritt and Allyson Felix both ran the 200m yesterday simply to stay race sharp, with no plans to double in London. They each have automatic entries into worlds in the 400m.Justin Gatlin won’t double, either. The winner of the 100m the night before, Gatlin didn’t take the starting line for the 200m. He’s been dealing with nagging quad/groin injuries.last_img read more

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Watch Hydel in Manning Cup second round

first_img Yesterday’s results Group C – Cumberland 2, Meadowbrook 0 – Camperdown 1, Hydel 2 – St Mary’s College, 1 Waterford 2 Group D – Tarrant 0, Vauxhall 0 – St Catherine 2 ,St George’s 0 – Denham Town 3 ,Kingston Tech 2 Group F – Jose Marti 0, St. Jago 3 – Ascot 2, Edith Dalton James 0 – Holy Trinity 3 ,Clan Carthy 0 Hydel High’s head coach Corey Bennett, says his team is determined to put up a good showing in the second round of this year’s ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup. Bennett made his comments after 10-man Hydel’s exciting 2-1 victory over hosts Camperdown in their top-of-the-table Group C clash at Alpha yesterday. Hydel head the group with 27 points and also have a game in hand. They are three points ahead of Camperdown, who have completed their first round fixtures. They are followed by Waterford (15), Cumberland (12), Meadowbrook (6), and St Mary’s College (0). Romario Bryan (fourth) and Tray McKay (27th) were the scorers for the unbeaten Hydel. Kemo Clarke got Camperdown’s consolation strike in the 90th minute. However, Hydel ended the match with 10 men after Tyrees Simms was sent off after picking up a second caution in the 79th minute. “We have been making the second round for the past seven years, and we will always be there, but it is just a matter of time before we get over the hump,” said Bennett. “Our aim is to do well in the second round, but we are taking it one step at a time because we want to continue to play good football and also to encourage the youngsters to stay disciplined,” he said. Reflecting on his team’s performance against Camperdown Bennett said: “It was a tough encounter because we had to dig deep. We got two early goals and we could have got a third, but that is just the nature of the game. They are young and they are immature and inexperienced, but we haven’t dropped any points so far and we give God thanks for that.” Meanwhile, Camperdown’s coach Christopher Bender blames his team’s defeat on his defenders. “I thought we started slow and we gave up two goals due to individual mistakes because we just didn’t mark properly,” said Bender.last_img read more

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JCA CEO ‘understands’ Tallawahs move

first_imgJamaica Cricket Association (JCA) CEO Courtney Francis said while they are disappointed that the Jamaica Tallawahs are playing most of their home matches in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in Florida, he understands the reasons behind the move. There has been a huge outcry from cricket fans across the country following the decision by the Tallawahs’ management to play three of their five home games in Florida. However, Francis said he was made aware of this move some time ago and, while he is not in support of the decision, he acknowledged that it was made in the best interest of the team. “I am disappointed, but I am not angry or anything because I was made aware of this from long ago,” said Francis. “I am disappointed to know that they chose to go and play in Florida, but it understand that it is a business and they chose to do it and the licence that they purchased do not have any restrictions or else they would not have been able to do it (play home games overseas),” he said. EXCELLENT SABINA RECORD “All of us as Jamaicans would love to see the Tallawahs playing at Sabina Park because the win record at Sabina Park is excellent compared to anywhere else in the region,” Francis said. The administrator added that the JCA has no affiliation with the Tallawahs and, therefore, they are not a part of the any negotiations which involves the franchise. “I don’t not know what kind of financial support the other governments give to other franchises, but as it relates to the Jamaica Tallawahs, as far as we are aware, JCA is not a part of the Tallawahs,” he said. Meanwhile, Jeff Miller, CEO of the Tallawahs, while speaking to general financial impracticality and reasons behind the move, has publicly stated that they are the only competing team in the CPL, which does not received any financial support from Government. It reportedly cost the Tallawahs management – Worldwide Sports Management (WSM) – in excess of $9 million to play two games at Sabina Park this season. Meanwhile, WSM also has a deal in place with the Central Broward Regional Park, which hosted the Tallawahs home games in Florida, for exclusive rights for staging international cricket at the facility. robert.bailey@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

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Oral Tracey | Now we know, Tallawahs!

first_imgAfter a plethora of emotional and at times vitriolic outbursts from fans of the Jamaica Tallawahs franchise in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), in reaction to the team management’s decision to play three of their designated five home games in Lauderhill, Florida, a public-relations nightmare was beginning to unfold for the franchise’s ownership and management. The team going on to lose all three games in Florida in front of very moderate crowds rubbed even more salt into the wounds of the team’s management and ownership. Thanks to that almost embarrassing sequence of events, however, we are beginning to get some of the specific answers to the several questions relating to the controversial move. It was neither greed nor disdain for the fans as was being theorised. It was strictly business, motivated by the lack of sponsorship support from both the Jamaican Government and the private sector. That’s the essence of the response coming from the Tallawahs hierarchy. With a pay bill of close to US$1 million dollars, not even a full Sabina Park for every home game of the season can guarantee the financial sustainability of the Tallawahs franchise, while, by contrast, the other five competing franchises across the region continue to receive significantly more sponsorship support from their governments and business sectors. The Honourable Minister of Sports Olivia Grange promptly responded with confirmation that the Jamaican Government has, in the past, contributed over $7 million to the Tallawahs cause. The minister chronicled funding of US$25,000 for the 2015 season, followed by US$35,000 in the 2017 season, while revealing that a late request cost the Tallawahs their allocation for this season. The real context of the discontent, however is the disparity in support that the other franchises continue to get compared to what is coming the way of the Tallawahs. Reports quoted figures ranging from US$500,000 to US$3 million in support by the governments of the smaller Caribbean territories to their respective franchises. The fact that the Jamaican Government is constrained by the International Monitary Fund agreement and increasingly limited resources cannot be scoffed at. How, though, the conspicuous snob of the Jamaican private sector? It is absolutely befuddling to think that a product as popular, as viewed locally and internationally as the CPL, a month-long spectacle that is on display in packed stadia across the region and streamed into the big markets of Australia and India, cannot attract the requisite sponsorship. POOR COMMUNICATION The Tallawahs management obviously made their unpopular move out of frustration, but the public-relations department of the franchise should have been more forthright with the dissemination of the information relating to the reasons for the moving the games to Florida before the fact. Better communication with skipper AndrÈ Russell and the players surely would have prevented Russell’s public expression of displeasure at playing at home away from home. The utterances of the exuberant and inexperienced skipper seemed to characterise a champion and serial winner whose last priority in those emotionally testy moments was political correctness. Ironically, the Russell outburst did accelerate the streaky flow of the information regarding the specific reasons for the exporting of the Tallawahs home games. Just like the rest of us, Russell was in the dark and responded as such. Thankfully, skipper Russell and the rest of us now know who the culprits are. We can now see them perched in the wings, awaiting the full motion of the wagon so they can promptly jump aboard. Now we know. Now we understand.last_img read more

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