Cubs beat Dodgers 5-0 to reach 1st World Series since 1945

first_img30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila Chicago Cubs players celebrate after Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Chicago. The Cubs won 5-0 to win the series and advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians. APCHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs won their first National League pennant since 1945 and are a step closer to ending a 108-year World Series drought after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 on Saturday to clinch a 4-2 victory in the NL Championship Series.Chicago’s Kyle Hendricks outpitched Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw while Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras homered early at Wrigley Field.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The drought ended when closer Aroldis Chapman got Yasiel Puig to ground into a double play, setting off wild celebrations among the success-starved fans.The Cubs will open the World Series at Cleveland on Tuesday. The Indians haven’t won it since 1948. CBB/rgaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise 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 Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter EDITORS’ PICK Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 PSL-F2 Manila’s date with history MOST READ We are younglast_img read more

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F2 blurs Cignal for last PSL semis berth

first_imgSmart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports F2 head coach Ramil De Jesus said the team had to regain its composure in the fourth set after dropping the third against the HD Spikers.“Never pa namin natalo ng straight sets ang Cignal kasi dun sila naghahanap ng magandang combination ng tao, (We have never beaten Cignal in straight sets since this is the time they get the right mix of people and plays),” said De Jesus.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSydney Kemper and Hayley Spelman dropped the hammer on Cignal finishing with 18 and 17 points, respectively, for the Cargo Movers while Ara Galang pitched in with 13 points.Laura Schaudt finished with 14 points for Cignal which is still missing its other import Lynda Morales due to injury. As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise De Ocampo rallies TNT past Ginebra F2 had its offensive game in full throttle outscoring Cignal 54-37 in spikes and 11-5 in aces.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Senators to proceed with review of VFA Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 F2 Logistics. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netF2 Logistics fended off Cignal, 25-17, 25-16, 22-25, 25-10, to book the last semifinals ticket in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Sunday night at Philsports Arena. The Cargo Movers will face second seed Petron in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT We are young View comments Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH EDITORS’ PICK Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes MOST READ Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUNDlast_img read more

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La Salle sweeps Ateneo to capture UAAP Season 79 crown

first_img“Sobrang hirap nito. Ang daming pressure pero ayaw magpatalo ng players and coaches,” said coach Aldin Ayo.READ: Mbala banners UAAP Season 79 top performersFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliJeron Teng carried La Salle with a season-high 28 points and three rebounds in game 2, a performance worthy of the the Finals Most Valuable Player award.Season MVP Ben Mbala also ended his dominating year with 18 markers and 10 boards in the clincher in front of 17,495 in attendance. Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH The Green Archers set the tone early, with Teng taking charge in the first half as 19 points paved for a 45-35 lead.READ: Baldwin: Ateneo will learn from Game 1 loss to La SalleBut the Blue Eagles refused to go down, staying within striking distance for the rest of the way.La Salle, however, won’t be denied with Mbala securing the win with a thunderous dunk within the final two minutes.Mike Nieto topped Ateneo with 18 points and three rebounds, while Adrian Wong and Raffy Verano got 10 in the loss.ADVERTISEMENT PH among economies most vulnerable to virus NU Bulldogs open head coach post to applicants Brygy Ginebra victory party PLAY LIST 02:49Brygy Ginebra victory party00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:31Taiwan 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 MOST READ View comments Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantinecenter_img Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Senators to proceed with review of VFA EDITORS’ PICK Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town La Salle celebrates its ninth overall championship. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle romped to the UAAP Season 79 men’s basketball crown with a 79-72 triumph over Ateneo to complete the Finals sweep Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Green Archers, who went 13-1 in the elimination round, added a ninth title—second in the last four years–to their quiver to become the third-winningest team in UAAP basketball history.ADVERTISEMENT As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise The Scores:LA SALLE 79 – Teng 28, Mbala 18, Montalbo 9, Melecio 7, Caracut 5, Perkins 4, Torres 3, Tratter 2, P. Rivero 2, Sargent 1.ATENEO 72 – Mi. Nieto 18, Wong 10, Verano 10, Asistio 9, Go 8, Ikeh 6, Ma. Nieto 4, Ravena 3, Black 2, Tolentino 2, Porter 0, Babilonia 0.Quarters: 22-16, 45-35, 59-52, 79-72.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908last_img read more

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Guardiola demands City win streak after Cup demolition

first_imgGinebra teammates show love for Slaughter Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next While he is only just learning the unique romance of the FA Cup, Guardiola is a serial trophy collector and, having won the domestic cups in Spain and Germany, he has set his sights on adding the world’s oldest cup competition.“I’m happy. I don’t know when the draw is but we will be there,” he said. “We were a little bit focused on what we had to do here but of course I’m delighted to be involved in the FA Cup.“Here the people speak a lot about how important the cup is, anything can happen.“I’m lucky to keep going and live another time in the cup.”With a 10-day gap until City’s next match, Guardiola can afford to focus on potential new signings and will speak to the club about bringing in at least one player before the transfer window shuts at the end of January.“When something happens with injuries we don’t have enough (options),” he added. “We will see if there is a possibility to take one.“Now we have 10 days until the next game so we can discuss with the club what is best for the rest of the season.”West Ham manager Slaven Bilic had no excuses for his side’s woeful capitulation and called on them to make amends by showing more fight.“It’s a very bad night for us, a big defeat. It’s hard to say anything positive when the game finishes like this,” he said.“It’s time for the team to show character. Unfortunately we had a few defeats like that and showed character afterwards. Now is the time to do it again.” Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award00:50Trending Articles02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:31Taiwan 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 EDITORS’ PICK Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Zouma to return as Conte rests players for Cup clash Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola gestures on the touchline, during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Burnley, at the Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, England, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. APPep Guardiola challenged his Manchester City stars to prove they are back in the groove by following their FA Cup demolition of West Ham with a long winning streak.Guardiola has been frustrated with his players lately after they struggled to carry out his game-plan in a series of erratic displays.ADVERTISEMENT Senators to proceed with review of VFA Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports MOST READ “We played much, much better in that sense. Hopefully it can help us to make our players believers that they are good enough to play that way every game.“We won points when we weren’t good in the past and I spoke about our heart, but we cannot achieve our targets if we don’t try again to play.“We are not as strong or as quick as the other teams. If we don’t play this way we can’t compete with them.”Guardiola had endured a difficult week after a series of grumpy interviews following City’s win over Burnley on Monday, but the Spaniard’s first taste of the FA Cup delivered a welcome tonic.Trophy collectorADVERTISEMENT But the City manager was smiling from ear to ear after Friday’s 5-0 victory in the third round offered hope his side have finally recaptured the swaggering form they showed at the start of the season.Guardiola is adamant maintaining that kind of dominant display is the only way City will make up ground on Premier League leaders Chelsea and sustain their challenges in the FA Cup and Champions League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are young“Finally, we were able to keep the ball more than the last games, where it was almost impossible,” Guardiola said after strikes from Yaya Toure, David Silva, Sergio Aguero and John Stones, plus a Havard Nordtveit own goal, sealed the rout.“In the last month or so our passing was up and down and our game was unpredictable, but today we controlled it the way we played earlier this season. We are younglast_img read more

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Chile mine and port project nears approval despite scientific opposition

first_imgCommunity Development, Conservation, Corruption, Endangered Species, Environment, Fishing, Infrastructure, Marine Conservation, Marine Protected Areas, Mining, Oceans The Chilean agency responsible for marine reserves did not take scientific information specified by its regional office into consideration when considering a proposed mining and port project.The Dominga project would be established within the foraging zones of species living in neighboring marine reserves.Two hundred scientists sent a letter to President Sebastián Piñera explaining the need to protect this space. Marine science experts like them say that the project’s area of influence underestimates impacts and will affect nearby protected areas.In April 2018, the Environmental Court ruled in favor of the project, but it is currently before the Supreme Court after an NGO lodged an appeal to invalidate the ruling. In February 2017, investigative reporting revealed that the Dominga mining and port project in northern Chile was influenced by former president Sebastián Piñera’s personal business ties, and a complex web of conflicts of interest began to unravel. Suspicions arose of ties to corruption as well as irregularities in the environmental assessment process. (Piñera was elected president again soon after, taking office in March this year.)Because of the contentious political atmosphere surrounding it, the Dominga mining and port project has found itself in the headlines repeatedly. As a result, its technical and environmental aspects have been pushed into the background.Both the project’s detractors and defenders charge that there have been political pressures and illegalities in the environmental assessment process, so the central question remains: could the Dominga project harm an area with some of the highest marine biodiversity in the world?The view from up highIf Dominga is completed, 12 million tons of iron will be extracted from the earth annually, plus another 150,000 tons of copper concentrate for the next quarter century. In addition to ore extraction, Dominga would process and ship the iron concentrate from its own port. Three to four ships per month would transport the ore from the port to the Asian market for sale.The initial investment for all this is assessed at $2.5 billion dollars and promises to generate 10,000 jobs during construction, and 1,450 permanent positions once the project is in operation. These are attractive numbers in the community of La Higuera, in the region of Coquimbo, which has one of the highest rates of unemployment in Chile. The “Norte Chico,” or “Near North,” as it’s called, is the gateway to the Atacama Desert, the driest in the world.Thirty-five kilometers (22 miles) north of what would be the Dominga port is a region with some of the highest marine biodiversity in the world. Protected by the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve and the Chañaral Island and the Choros and Damas Islands Marine Reserves, these areas form part of the greater Humboldt Archipelago, which runs from Punto Poroto in the south to Punta Pájaros in the north.Map of the proposed Dominga mine and port project near the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve. Image © Oceana Chile.This area has been a conservation priority site for years due to the oceanographic phenomenon of upwelling, the process by which deep, cold, nutrient-rich water rises to the surface, fertilizing it. Extraordinary biodiversity results as species from up and down the food chain arrive to feed. Krill and anchovies, essential to the diets of the marine mammals and birds protected in the reserves, abound in this area. The bounty also sustains the most productive artisanal fisheries of the central and northern regions of Chile.Up to 560 marine species can be found here, including 187 species of seaweeds and invertebrates, 122 bird species, 21 marine mammal species, and 68 fish species. Of the birds and mammals, 50 percent are classified as vulnerable or endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. The Humboldt penguin is among the vulnerable species, and the reserve that carries its name is home to 80 percent of its entire global population. The only residential colony of bottlenose dolphins in Chile also inhabits this coastal area, along with sea otters and the Peruvian diving petrel, both listed as vulnerable.Recent research by local scientists at the Catholic University of the North, in the city of Antofagasta, shows that 14 species of cetaceans are found in the Coquimbo Bay system. In December, when summer begins in the Southern Hemisphere, the whales travel their annual migration route from south to north. Here, off Choros and Damas islands, they stop to rest before continuing their journey to the tropical waters where they will breed.Dolphins in Isla Choros, Chile. Image by Elias Rovielo via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).The thin baselineChilean law requires that environmental impact studies for major projects establish a baseline or area of influence to be evaluated by the Environmental Assessment Service (SEA), that is, “the geographic and territorial extension of each one of the environmental components that could potentially be affected by the project.”Andes Iron SpA, the parent company of Minera Dominga, submitted its study to the SEA in 2013. According to the company and the bibliography it compiled, the marine baseline encompassed Totoralillo Norte Bay, the would-be site of the Dominga port, and identified “no areas under official protection or priority sites.”­The response from both the National Fisheries Service (SERNAPESCA) and National Forest Corporation (CONAF), the two agencies responsible for administering the country’s protected areas, was that the baseline underestimated the project’s impacts. SERNAPESCA requested that the area of influence include the Choros and Damas Islands Marine Reserve and the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve. CONAF confirmed this opinion, saying the characteristics of the marine currents in this location and the feeding behaviors of the fauna living in the conservation areas meant Dominga would inevitably impact the reserves.Humboldt penguins in the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve. Image by Ronald Woan via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)As early as 2004, the scientific community had begun to argue for effectively protecting the Humboldt Archipelago through a decree. Since then, the Dominga project advanced and was unanimously approved by the Chilean cabinet in 2017, while the decree to protect the archipelago never came.The reason for protecting the Humboldt Penguin, Chañaral Island, and Choros and Damas Islands reserves is that all of the animals that live on these islands do not feed there, said Carlos Gaymer, a marine conservation scientist. Rather, their main feeding area is Totoralillo Norte, Chungungo and the entire coastal area from Caleta de Hornos to Punta de Choros.Gaymer is the regional coordinator of the IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) for the southeastern Pacific, and a researcher for the Ecology and Sustainable Management of Oceanic Islands (ESMOI) of the Center of Advanced Studies in Arid Zones (CEAZA). He says that, paradoxically, “the feeding areas of the species being protected by the reserve are not protected themselves. It makes no sense to protect their nesting areas without protecting their feeding areas.”As the conservation plan for the Humboldt penguin states, “the degradation of feeding areas is the primary threat in terms of scope, severity, and irreversibility.” For this reason, after the protective decree remained “pending” last year, in June of this year, 200 marine scientists sent an open letter to President Piñera, requesting that he sign it and, finally, provide effective protection to this coastal area. With this in mind, CONAF and SERNAPESCA requested that the company include the reserves within the area of influence.However, according to the environmental impact study for Dominga submitted by the company, scientific research indicates that the Humboldt penguin and the Peruvian diving petrel “establish feeding areas in a radius of five kilometers [3 miles] around nesting sites.” This claim is contrary to the studies cited by Gaymer, which state that the birds travel up to 40 kilometers, or 25 miles, in search of food — food that they find mainly in the area where the Dominga port will be built. Upon reading this in the company’s study, CONAF responded emphatically, maintaining that the company had cherry-picked the data in its submission.“When the company arrived in the region, the first thing they did was meet with the scientists who have spent decades working in the area,” Gaymer told Mongabay Latam. “We contributed all available information so that they would have the best for conducting their studies. Well, we saw clearly in this process that the scientific information that had been produced and published did not suit the company. It contradicted what they were interested in sharing in their environmental impact study.”Mongabay Latam contacted Andes Iron SpA for comment, but did not receive a response by the time this story was published.CONAF alone in the battleOther reasons detailed in more than 10,000 pages of the assessment document made CONAF insist that the project’s baseline include the reserves. Excluding them “entails the absence of essential information, preventing an analysis of the project.” Without adequate information, no remediation, mitigation or compensation plans could take on the true scope of the project, the agency said.In January 2016, one of project’s biggest critics abandoned the fight: SERNAPESCA, the fisheries agency. In response to a second addendum submitted by Andes Iron, it gave up on including the protected areas in the project’s baseline. Up to that point, SERNAPESCA’s comments had been signed by Jaime Molina, the regional director. However, on this occasion, it was the acting regional director and now current regional director, Cristian López, who signed.Mongabay Latam accessed information from the SERNAPESCA regional office in Coquimbo confirming that the agency’s initial report regarding the second addendum did mention the need to integrate the reserves into the baseline. It was at the agency headquarters in Valparaíso that SERNAPESCA decided to remove that point.When asked about the reasons for omitting the comment, the headquarters indicated to Mongabay Latam that “after viewing the background information contributed by the company … it arrived at the conclusion that the initial aim to expand the area of influence to the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve and the Choros and Damas Islands Marine Reserve was not justified.”Traditional fishermen in Los Choros, Chile. Image by Ronald Woan via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)Nevertheless, the evidence obtained by Mongabay Latam confirms that the explanation offered by the headquarters to the regional office had nothing to do with any technical or scientific aspect. The reason for removing the requirement to include the reserves within the area of influence was that the regional office had made this comment under the incorrect section of the report. By decree, according to the Valparaíso headquarters, comments regarding “the description of the area of influence should be made within the section ‘Description of the Project,’ but in our regional office’s report the requirement was set out in a different section.” The comment by the SERNAPESCA office in Coquimbo was thus removed and CONAF stood alone in the battle.Mongabay Latam reviewed the cited decree and confirmed that there is no mention of the specification indicated by the agency headquarters. Furthermore, it clearly states that the area of influence and the project description are distinct sections. Therefore, the request to add the reserves to the baseline should not have been removed, or at least not with the reasoning provided.Sergio Cortés, leader of the Association of Civil Servants of SERNAPESCA, said the scientific opinion in the region had not changed. After the scientists saw their opinions silenced, the association attempted to make a statement in support of its colleagues’ work. However, nothing came of the effort and no official document accounting for what had happened was published. Cortés said this was because SERNAPESCA is a centralized agency. That is, all the regional offices are governed by the headquarters and, as such, cannot object to the latter’s decisions.Cruz Grande and the winning cardA year earlier, in January 2015, an environmental impact study had been approved for another port, just 5 kilometers from Dominga. The port of Cruz Grande belongs to Compañía de Acero del Pacífico (CAP), the main iron mining and steel production group in Chile. Each year, the port is expected to ship 13.5 million tons of ore and see 75 cargo ships pass through, 1.5 million more tons of material and 30 more vessels than Dominga would.The good news for Andes Iron was that this project, located even closer to the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve than Dominga, had been approved, even though its baseline did not take the protected areas into consideration.Not only are both projects similar in their activities, capacities and geographic proximity, but it is also possible to find comments in the documents from Cruz Grande’s evaluation process that are practically identical to those Dominga received.But the difference is that in its response to the addendum submitted by Compañía de Acero del Pacífico to its environmental impact study, SERNAPESCA indicated that “the holder excludes the legally protected areas of the Choros and Damas Islands Marine Reserve and the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve from its area of influence as these are 30 kilometers away … this cannot be used as a technical argument without first assessing the possible risks associated with port activity.”According to CAP, there was no way the project and the magnitude of its activities would reach the reserves. “The impacts identified are confined to a limited area, which can in no way lead to a decline in the habitat available to these species, nor their varied food resources,” it said.Sea lions in Isla Choros, Chile. Image by Elias Rovielo via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)Nevertheless, SERNAPESCA stood firm and reiterated its objection in the next addendum submitted by the company. CONAF also lent its support, arguing the same reasons it did in the case of the Dominga project.SERNAPESCA’s stand lasted longer than in the Dominga case, but it too finally collapsed when it had to respond to the third addendum submitted by Compañía de Acero del Pacífico. Those who had followed its defense of the reserves were surprised. After categorically defending the need to include the protected marine areas in the baseline, the agency gave up.As in the case of Dominga, that last document was signed by Cristian López. The Cruz Grande project was finally approved by the Assessment Commission despite the opposition from CONAF, and Dominga found the card it needed to win the game.Fourth time’s the charmWith Cruz Grande as a precedent, Dominga prepared its third addendum to respond to its evaluators’ requests. It decided to accept the request to expand its area of influence, keeping in mind what had been approved for Compañía de Acero del Pacífico. The new baseline included ship navigation areas but once again omitted the protected areas. If Cruz Grande were considered a homologous project, with even greater maritime traffic and cargos of ore, there was no reason that what had been accepted for that port would not be accepted for Dominga.Harvesting clams near the Dominga project. Image © Eduardo Sorensen/Oceana.In November 2016, the third addendum from Andes Iron arrived and the evaluating agencies made their comments. CONAF insisted, this time alone, on its main argument: the incorrect delimitation of the baseline. The agencies were informed that this was supposedly the last addendum.However, two months later, a fourth report appeared containing points for clarification, meaning that Andes Iron would submit a fourth addendum. The report had been redacted, in contrast to the previous ones, by the headquarters of the Environmental Assessment Service, or SEA, in Santiago, and it completely dismissed CONAF’s competence to discuss biological resources. Just like that, the chapter on including the reserves within the project’s baseline was closed.In February 2017, the SEA published the consolidated environmental assessment report, recommending that the Assessment Commission, the next evaluating agency, approve the project.An unexpected twistAgainst expectations, the Assessment Commission and then the Council of Ministers for Sustainability rejected the Dominga mining and port project, despite the SEA’s recommendation to approve it.The company then turned to the Environmental Court, charging that the decision to reject the project was arbitrary and illegal given that “we have a baseline that was the same as the one accepted for the Cruz Grande project.” For the company, the reason for the arbitrariness was that a few days before the SEA gave it the go-ahead, the press had uncovered that then ex-president Piñera had businesses associated with Dominga. The company claimed that the grounds for rejecting the project were connected to partisanship and not to the technical grounds that, according to the SEA’s decision, demonstrated the environmental viability of Dominga.Humboldt penguins in the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve. Image by Ronald Woan via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)It was at that time that the regional SEA of Coquimbo reported that it had been pressured by Santiago to recommend the project’s approval. An internal inquiry was opened to investigate the case. The accusations centered on the appearance of the fourth report, which dismissed CONAF’s competence and gave the company the opportunity to submit a fourth addendum. According to the declarations that appear in the inquiry, the report had been sent to Coquimbo with the order to publish it without making any changes or comments.After the investigation, the Environmental Assessment Service deemed that there was no reason to believe there had been irregularities in the process and closed the inquiry. However, the investigation never called officials from the SERNAPESCA office in Coquimbo to testify. CONAF officials were not called to testify either.In April 2018, the Environmental Court ruled in favor of Andes Iron, but the project is currently before the Supreme Court after the NGO Oceana lodged an appeal for a reversal to invalidate the Environmental Court’s ruling.“The Environmental Court’s decision did not rule upon the heart of the matter, that is, the technical aspects of the project,” said Liesbeth van der Meer, director of Oceana Chile. “It said nothing about whether or not it is viable environmentally.”The court’s could take until the end of 2018 to reach a decision in the case.In recent years, the proportion of Chile’s marine areas with some degree of protection has gone from 4.4 percent to 42 percent. Today the country is a world leader in marine conservation. However, the fact that the environmental assessment process leaves out scientific opinion raises doubts as to the weight given to science in decisions involving marine conservation.This story was reported by Mongabay’s Latin America (Latam) team and was first published here in Spanish at the Latam site on Aug. 2, 2018.Banner image © Eduardo Sorensen/Oceana. 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? 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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 overSponsoredcenter_img Article published by Erik Hoffnerlast_img read more

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Culls push endangered fruit bat closer to extinction in Mauritius

first_imgAgriculture, Animals, Bats, Biodiversity, Birds, Conflict, Conservation, Deforestation, Ecology, Endangered Species, Environment, Environmental Policy, Environmental Politics, Extinction, Farming, Forests, Human-wildlife Conflict, Hunting, Iucn, Mammals, NGOs, Rainforests, Research, Tropical Forests, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation 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 The government of Mauritius plans to cull 20 percent of the population of Mauritian flying foxes (Pteropus niger) in 2018 to protect farmers’ fruit trees.Culls in prior years led to the extermination of tens of thousands of the bats, and the IUCN now lists the species, which lives only in Mauritius and perhaps a few nearby islands, as endangered.A recent study found that, while bats (along with birds) do take a toll on farmers’ orchards, nets over the trees when the fruit ripens can dramatically diminish the damage they do. The culling of fruit bats in recent years to protect crops in Mauritius has pushed the species closer to extinction, and now the government is planning to do it again.One problem, scientists say, is that killing bats might not boost harvests. Until now, growers and the government have been operating on the assumption, based on little evidence, that an endemic bat called the Mauritian flying fox (Pteropus niger) was responsible for much of the crop loss.Mauritian flying foxes (Pteropus niger) are now listed as endangered by the IUCN. Image by Simon J. Tonge via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 3.0).But when Gareth Jones, a biology professor and bat expert at the University of Bristol, U.K., and his colleagues from Mauritius and the U.K. approached the question scientifically, they found that the picture was quite a bit more complicated.“It seems bizarre that a species that plays crucial ecological roles that is found nowhere else in the world should be culled to such a huge extent in the absence of reliable evidence about how much damage it causes and whether culling is an effective form of control,” Jones said in a statement.Government-sanctioned culls eradicated nearly 40,000 bats in 2015 and 2016. Those losses likely wiped out around 40 percent of the population. Given the other threats that the bats face, such as habitat loss and illegal hunting, the IUCN this year listed the species as endangered.In October, the government of Mauritius, an island nation in the Indian Ocean south of the equator, announced plans to kill another 20 percent — perhaps 13,000 bats — of the remaining population, according to a petition launched by the NGO Rainforest Rescue. Mango and lychee growers figure that the bats cost them about $5 million a year in lost crops, and many see few options beyond reducing bat numbers.A view of the island of Mauritius. Image by Clément Larher via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0).But Jones and his fellow researchers say there are alternatives. For several months in 2015 and 2016, they tracked the damage to several lychee and mango orchards from bats and non-native birds in Mauritius.They found that bats (as well as birds) did damage around a quarter of trees in the study, but that the amount varied widely by individual orchard. Taller trees turn out to be more attractive targets for bats, while birds tended to prefer shorter ones.The team also measured the impact of nets draped over the tops of fruit trees to keep the animals from dipping into the canopy for a snack. If it was large enough and properly placed, netting resulted in up to a 23-fold decline in bat-caused damage. They point out that nets are a particularly cost-effective solution because the government covers 50 to 75 percent of their cost.The researchers published their findings in the journal Oryx on Nov. 9.“Further culling is clearly unnecessary, and hopefully the vital ecological roles played by these remarkable and endangered animals can be encouraged and enhanced in the future,” Ryszard Oleksy, the study’s lead author and a bat scientist with the Ecosystem Restoration Alliance Indian Ocean in Mauritius, said in the statement.Mauritian flying foxes and other bats play critical ecological roles as seed distributors and pollinators. Image © Jacques de Speville.Bats are critical plant pollinators, and their distribution of seeds from the wild fruit that they eat helps Mauritius’s dwindling forests grow back.In addition to netting, the team said that picking fruit from the trees earlier could stem losses, since bats typically prefer overripe lychees and mangos. Farmers can also trim their trees to keep them short to make them less attractive targets.With these non-lethal ways to deal with bats, the authors argue that the current plans by the government to reduce bat numbers by another 20 percent in 2018 aren’t necessary.“We hope these findings help provide the evidence to show more effective interventions for safeguarding fruit crops,” Jones said.Banner image of a Mauritian flying fox © Jacques de Speville. CitationOleksy, R. Z., Ayady, C. L., Tatayah, V., Jones, C., Froidevaux, J. S., Racey, P. A., & Jones, G. The impact of the Endangered Mauritian flying fox Pteropus niger on commercial fruit farms and the efficacy of mitigation. Oryx, 1-8.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.center_img Article published by John Cannonlast_img read more

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Mourinho rules out January defender swoop

first_img“One thing is to play Antonio Valencia at right-back, another thing is to play another one. One thing is to play Paul Pogba and another thing is Paul Pogba not being available to play. It depends on the situation.“What I know is there are teams without European competitions and we are in the worst European competition to play because if you go all the way, you have matches and matches and matches non-stop.“We have a two-legged semi-final against Hull. If we play the final, if we beat Hull, we would have to play against Manchester City later because it’s scheduled for the day of the final.“So I hope we are going to have a very complicated situation. But it would be very complicated.”Mourinho’s meeting with Hull in Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final first leg will see him face the east Yorkshire club’s new manager, his countryman and friend Marco Silva.“Let me wish my friend Marco big luck,” said Mourinho. “He’s a talented young manager. I want to wish him all the luck, except against us obviously.“And I want to make it very clear that my job is football manager, not football agent. And I have nothing to do with Marco coming to England.“He came to England because he is good and because he had good results previously!” Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ 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 Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Benfica defender Victor Lindelof has also been strongly linked with United, but Mourinho’s position suggests the Sweden international may now have to wait until the end of the season to complete any move.Despite being satisfied with his squad, Mourinho says it is a tall order to expect his team to cope with the pressure of competing on four fronts: the Premier League, League Cup, FA Cup and Europa League.Silva welcome“I have 24 players,” said Mourinho, who has revealed he will not consider selecting Morgan Schneiderlin or Memphis Depay while they appear likely to leave Old Trafford in the January transfer window.“I cannot have 25 or 30. We have the right number of players. Is every player the same? No. Let’s be realistic. The squad is good, but not every player is the same.ADVERTISEMENT But Mourinho says that with Phil Jones back to full fitness and in fine form and Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo performing solidly, he will not make any such move.“No, I wait for Bailly,” Mourinho told reporters at the United training base west of Manchester. “I hope the three can control the situation in those eight matches.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“I will try to rest one in every game. On Saturday (against Reading in the FA Cup) I will rest one, against Hull (in Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final first leg) another.“We’ll try to make a rotation between these three. We still have Daley Blind as the fourth in case we need him to play there. We have Michael Carrick, so let’s try.” MOST READ Rookie Van Opstal finally gets chance in SMB win over Elite Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho waves to fans after the final whistle during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016. APJose Mourinho will not sign a new defender in January despite losing Ivorian center-back Eric Bailly to the Africa Cup of Nations, the Manchester United manager said on Friday.Mourinho has been linked with a potential move for a central defender, with Southampton’s Portuguese center-back Jose Fonte having handed in a transfer request and reportedly a target for his countryman.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint LATEST STORIES Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ View commentslast_img read more

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Zouma to return as Conte rests players for Cup clash

first_imgFilipinos 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 have nothing to lose so we will try and get between Chelsea’s lines, win some corners and get some shots off on goal.“We will try and play on the front foot, like we do in every game.“We are going there full of confidence and we gave the players two days off in order to freshen their minds and bodies.“It’s a massive match for the club and we don’t want to leave anything behind on the pitch.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely He hinted 22-year-old Zouma was ready to come into his three-man backline for Premier League games should injuries occur to David Luiz, Gary Cahill or Cesar Azpilicueta.“I don’t think we need another central defender,” said Conte.“Kurt Zouma is ready to start. I’m pleased for him. He’s in the starting XI. Also for him, it’s a good opportunity to show me he’s in good form.“His injury was very bad, very bad. I knew this and I talked with my club about it and for this reason we knew Kurt needed more time to recover.“But now he’s in good shape and ready to play and restart his career.”ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books View comments LATEST STORIES Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federercenter_img 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round MOST READ Klopp hopes reserves can avoid FA Cup slip-up Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Football players Kurt Zouma, Kenedy and Michy Batshuayi attend Hublot x Chelsea FC event in Los Angeles at Sony Pictures Studios on July 28, 2016 in Culver City, California. Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Hublot/AFPAntonio Conte is set to bring Kurt Zouma and Michy Batshuayi into the Chelsea side for Sunday’s FA Cup third-round tie with League One side Peterborough United.The Blues manager will rest a number of his first-team players against the third tier outfit, four days after seeing their 13-league game winning run come to an end with a 2-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Play on the front foot’Batshuayi has been forced to wait for his chance since arriving in a £33 million move from Marseille at the start of the season.Conte admits it has taken the 23-year-old Belgium international longer than he had hoped to adapt to the rigors of English football.“Diego is doing very well but playing a lot. For Michy it’s a good opportunity to show me his promise,” said Conte.“It’s not easy to arrive in England in this league and adapt when he’s a striker and young player, because this league is very physical.“But he’s working a lot and I’m seeing he’s improving and getting the idea about our football.“It’s a good opportunity to show that he deserves to play more in future.”Peterborough lie eighth in League One and travel to Stamford Bridge on the back of a good run of form that has brought three wins followed by three draws in their last six matches.That has lifted confidence among Grant McCann’s side and the manager insists he will not be asking his side to change their style for the meeting with the Premier League leaders.“I’m not making changes just because it’s Chelsea,” said McCann. Conte revealed he plans to start Zouma in his defense against Peterborough, 11 months after the French defender ruptured cruciate knee ligaments facing Manchester United.The 47-year-old Italian also confirmed Batshuayi will start up front, most likely in place of leading striker Diego Costa.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 returnZouma has been back in training for weeks, with Conte cautious in bringing him back into the first-team fold after such a severe injury.The former Italy national coach has confirmed he is looking to buy new players in January, but not in central defesce. Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’last_img read more

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Kings cool Hotshots

first_imgView comments Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 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 Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Alab nips Singapore, keeps third spot Now, the multititled coach wants more of this type of game, believing that it will ultimately favor his side.“I thought, before the series, that this would be a defensive battle,” Cone said after limiting the Hotshots to their lowest output of the season and allowing just one player to score in twin digits. “But this is much graver. We’re bleeding for points and so are they.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“It’s not bad basketball, it’s just really good defense,” he said. “And I’d like to think that this favors us. But they’re a great team, too.”Sol Mercado and Japeth Aguilar combined for 11 points in the fourth where the Kings scooted away in the dying minutes as the Kings grabbed the confidence booster they need going into Wednesday’s Game 4 at Smart Araneta Coliseum after posting the most convincing win of the series thus far. LATEST STORIES Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member In the other Final Four series, TNT KaTropa tries to pin San Miguel Beer’s back harder against the wall when the Texters shoot for a commanding 3-1 lead at 7 p.m. also at MoA Arena on Tuesday .The winner of the series’ last two games, the Texters have all the momentum they need to keep the resilient defending champions at bay.But if there’s one team that knows how to bounce back, it’s San Miguel, having erased a 0-3 deficit in the championship series against Alaska last season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Star won the first two games by an average of three points and the man responsible for doing that, Paul Lee, got bottled up so hard by the Ginebra defense that he was held to seven points, more than 10 below his average.“We’re back in the series now and we still have a chance to win this,” Cone, a Grand Slam winner with two different teams, said. “We just need the confidence.”Coming into the series, Star was easily one of the best, if not the top, offensive teams in the league. But against the bullish Ginebra defense, the Hotshots scored just four points in the last six minutes to lose big.Mercado went on to finish with 16 points and six assists, while Aguilar wound up with 15 and 13 rebounds.The Kings also got a lift from the veteran Joe Devance, who took pain killer shots for a left foot injury so he could give Ginebra some inside presence. He finished with six points and six rebounds but is “50-50 for Game 4,” according to Cone.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte PBA IMAGESThe box-office dream of a PBA Philippine Cup Final Four match-up has taken such a defensive twist that even Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone cannot believe it.But he sure as heck believes that his Gin Kings are back in the fight after taking down Star, 73-62, on Monday night at Mall of Asia Arena that cut the Hotshots’ best-of-seven series lead to 2-1.ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILGlast_img read more

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NU coach unimpressed

first_imgLATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder PLAY LIST 05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:40Filipinos 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 Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Rain or Shine opens title defense vs Guiao, Chism China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing View comments National University coach Roger Gorayeb on Wednesday warned that even a Final Four finish won’t be achievable if the Lady Bulldogs continue to play without fire.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon NU scored a 25-21, 25-20, 25-19 win over league doormat Adamson in the UAAP women’s volleyball at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.It was their second straight victory—after a scrambling win over University of the Philippines—but Gorayeb sounded as if they lost, lashing out at his wards for not giving it their best.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“I have to tell them again and again that they need to have intensity,” said Gorayeb. “I got tired telling them that.”With NU trailing 11-16 in the third set, Gorayeb refused to talk to his players in the huddle and instead allowed assistant Edjet Mabbayad to give instructions. MOST READ Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties “You will be surprised because in practice they move differently,” said Gorayeb in Filipino. “We won’t be able to reach the end if we continue to play this way.”The Lady Bulldogs, despite a powerful lineup led by versatile 6-foot-5 Jaja Santiago, finished fifth last season.Now, Gorayeb said he is particularly worried over their next game, where they are pitted against heavyweight La Salle.La Salle was one of the three teams which dealt NU’s losses in the first round, aside from University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern University.“There is still a long way to go but every team they (Lady Bulldogs) face, they show a different character,” he said. “We can’t afford to play that way against La Salle.”ADVERTISEMENT He’s got all the reasons to be concerned as La Salle flashed its razor-sharp game to cut down Far Eastern University later in the second game, 25-5, 25-23, 25-23.In handing FEU’s second straight defeat, La Salle also recovered its wits after losing to Ateneo in the last game of the first round.On a bright note, Gorayeb said he is thankful they were pitted against Adamson at the start of the second round because “we didn’t prepare for the game because I thought the second round would start on Saturday yet.”He said that during practice, he just instructed the team to run and lift weights not knowing they would have a game Wednesday.Santiago topscored with 15 points, while Jorelle Singh finished with 10 for NU, which rallied from a five-point deficit in the third set.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incidentlast_img read more

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