BaliPure keeps semifinals hope alive, turns back UP

first_imgUP, behind Diana Carlos, Nicole Tiamzon, Kathy Bersola, and Isa Molde came out strong in the second set but couldn’t stand the BaliPure rally.Earlier, Champion Supra ripped Army, 25-13, 25-16, 25-22, to stay in the semifinal hunt in the Spikers’ Turf Third Conference. Marc Anthony ReyesSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH The 25-year-old Morelle, who hails from Alabama, fired up BaliPure, which also got nine points from Amy Ahomiro and seven points each from Kaylee Manns and Sue Roces.“We’re really working hard together and it has been great,” said Morrell, who also had three blocks and two aces.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“We’re finally gelling because we’re making an effort to bond not only on the court but also outside of it,” said BaliPure assistant coach Charo Soriano.The Lady Marooons, third placers in the last Collegiate Conference of the league, are practically out of the running with four defeats in six games. Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila 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 UP’s Diana Carlos has her face covered by the ball as she sneaks in a kill in-between BaliPure import Kaylee Manns arms as Water Defender Mae Tajima tries to provide help during their Shakey’s V-League encounter at the Philsports Arena.Kate Morrell drilled in 24 points and lifted BaliPure to a 25-13, 25-23, 25-17 triumph over University of the Philippines last night in the Shakey’s V-League Reinforced Conference at Philsports Arena.Morrell’s rampage enabled the Purest Water Defenders to string up their third straight victory and keep alive their hopes for the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Reinventing Never-Say-Die We are young Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town EDITORS’ PICK View commentslast_img read more

La Salle’s Game 1 win all about defense, says Ayo

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Clutch Teng lifts La Salle over Ateneo in UAAP Finals opener Senators to proceed with review of VFA Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise 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 La Salle head coach Aldin Ayo gives out instructions to his players during their game against Ateneo in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 79 men’s basketball Finals Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 at Mall of Asia Arena. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt may have come down to the last few seconds and for head coach Aldin Ayo, La Salle’s Game 1 victory over arch rival Ateneo all boiled down to a defensive stop.Jeron Teng scored the go-ahead layup and Kib Montalbo helped seal the match with a split from the free throw line to lift the Green Archers 67-65 in the first game of the UAAP Season 79 seniors’ basketball tournament but Ayo knows they had more than 300 days to prepare for one vital defensive stop.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img We are young Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 PH among economies most vulnerable to virus EDITORS’ PICK “One year na nating ginagawa ‘to (We’ve been doing this for one year), one step away from taking Game 1 and it will depend on how you defend,” said Ayo Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena in the fifth UAAP Finals series between the two storied teams.And that defense Ayo wanted was provided by Teng as he came up big with a block on Aaron Black with around 10 seconds left in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliTeng, who had 10 points on 5-of-13 shooting, said his defensive play was the result of having desire to protect their slim 66-65 lead.“Yung stop ko kay Aaron, crunch time na yun eh, adrenaline na yun buti tinamaan ko yung bola (My stop on Aaron, that was in crunch time, and it was all adrenaline good thing I hit it),” said Teng. View comments MOST READlast_img read more

Dismal freethrowing shooting dooms Meralco

first_imgChinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Coach Norman Black. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChris Banchero may have won the game for Alaska, but for Meralco head coach Norman Black, poor free throw shooting spelled doom for the Bolts.Black was displeased with the Bolts after they missed 11 of their 16 attempts from the foul line in an 81-79 loss to the Alaska Aces Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments 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 “To shoot 5-of-16 is not very professional, at least in the PBA level. It’s probably what cost us the game tonight,” Black told reporters.“We just have to get in the gym and make those foul shots. We’re number two in the league in free throw shooting so I didn’t expect us to shoot 30 percent,” added Black, whose team dropped to 2-2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliMeralco was well on its way to a victory after Reynel Hugnatan scored on a breakaway layup for a 77-68 lead with only 2:43 left.But the Aces rallied and closed the game on a 13-2 blast to end the Bolts’ two-game run. “Tough loss. If you’re up by nine with four minutes to go, you should win the basketball game, but we missed a lot of foul shots tonight and didn’t make the plays when we needed it,” Black said.“Alaska made their three-point shots in the end to win the game, so we just got to go back in practice and get better.”With Meralco still ahead, 79-78, Banchero sank a triple from the right corner to give Alaska the lead with 15.1 seconds left and ultimately the victory.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PHcenter_img PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Senators to proceed with review of VFA We are young Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine EDITORS’ PICK As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise No Elite star in Blackwaterlast_img read more

‘Rainbow’ chameleon among three new species described from Madagascar

first_imgResearchers discovered the brilliantly colored rainbow chameleon, now named Calumma uetzi, during an expedition to the remote Sorata massif in northern Madagascar in 2012.Over surveys between 2015 and 2016, the researchers found another new species of chameleon, now dubbed Calumma juliae, in a 15-square-kilometer patch of forest. The researchers were unable to find any males of this species.They also found only a single male specimen of the third new chameleon species, Calumma lefona, spotted in Andrevorevo in northern Madagascar. Researchers surveying Madagascar’s forests have discovered three new species of chameleons, including one that flashes rainbow colors and one that’s currently known only from a tiny patch of rainforest.A team of German and Malagasy herpetologists found the brilliantly colored rainbow chameleon, now named Calumma uetzi, during an expedition to the remote Sorata massif in northern Madagascar in 2012. The males of this newly described species are usually greenish-beige with a tinge of blue on the sides of their faces, while the females are mostly brownish. But when the two sexes encounter each other, the male, in an attempt to win over the female, displays spectacular coloration, turning his body into a mosaic of yellow, red, blue-green and violet. A female that’s unimpressed changes color too, darkening her skin to nearly black, the researchers report in a new study published in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.The team named C. uetzi after Peter Uetz of Virginia Commonwealth University, U.S., who has been voluntarily developing and maintaining the Reptile Database for over 20 years, the authors write.“This database is the most important online resource for information on reptile species, thereby providing a priceless service to herpetology and a model for what should be available for all organism groups,” they add.When a male Calumma uetzi, left, meets an unreceptive female, the mood can quickly get aggressive. While the male puts on a show of color, the female darkens and develops brightly contrasting patterns on her head, threatening the male with open mouth. Image by Frank Glaw (ZSM/LMU).Over surveys between 2015 and 2016, the researchers found another new species of chameleon, which they named Calumma juliae in honor of Julia Forster, who helped collect some of the specimens. The researchers found the new species just a few kilometers east of the city of Moramanga, in a 15-square-kilometer (5.8-square-mile) patch of forest close to a heavily traveled road.So far, the researchers have been unable to spot any male individuals of this species, and have encountered only females.“Probably the males just sit very high in the trees and we just have not met them yet,” David Prötzel, a doctoral student at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and lead author of the study, told Mongabay. “It might also be possible that there are no males in that population and that they are parthenogenetic” — capable of producing babies from unfertilized eggs — “but that is very unlikely and would be the first case in chameleons.”The new chameleon species Calumma juliae from a small forest fragment in eastern Madagascar. Image by David Prötzel (ZSM/LMU).By contrast, only a single male specimen is known of the third new chameleon species, Calumma lefona, which the researchers found in Andrevorevo in northern Madagascar. The species has a distinct spear-shaped nose flap or rostral appendage, the authors write, and gets its name from the Malagasy word lefona, meaning “spear.”All of the three newly described species occur over very small areas, putting them at risk of extinction, the researchers say. Two of the three species, C. lefona and C. juliae, are currently known only from single locations, with the latter known from just a tiny forest fragment that is already threatened by habitat loss.“Recent imagery from Google Earth shows that, since our discovery of this chameleon just two years ago, already a significant area of its little home has been lost to deforestation,” Prötzel said. “We hope that this area can be protected as soon as possible.”“From everything we know about these species, they all have very small distribution ranges,” said study co-author Frank Glaw, head of the herpetology section of the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology (known in German as Zoologische Staatssammlung München, or ZSM).“But right now, many new protected areas are being established in Madagascar, which will certainly be important for the future of Madagascar’s unique diversity,” he added.A male of the new species Calumma uetzi in courtship display colors. Image by Frank Glaw (ZSM/LMU).Citation:Prötzel, D., Vences, M., Hawlitschek, O., Scherz, M. D., Ratsoavina, F. M., & Glaw, F. (2018). Endangered beauties: micro-CT cranial osteology, molecular genetics and external morphology reveal three new species of chameleons in the Calumma boettgeri complex (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 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 Shreya Dasguptacenter_img Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Deforestation, Endangered Species, Environment, Forests, Green, Happy-upbeat Environmental, Herps, New Species, Rainforests, Reptiles, Research, Species Discovery, Tropical Forests, Wildlife last_img read more

In the Congo Basin, a road cuts through once-untouched ape wilderness

first_imgThe TRIDOM landscape, encompassing forests in Cameroon, Gabon and the Republic of Congo, is home to more than 40,000 great apes as well as Central Africa’s largest elephant population.TRIDOM is in the path of a planned road link between Cameroon and Congo. Associated projects include a hydropower dam.While the project’s environmental impact assessment estimated only 750 hectares (1,850 acres) of woodland would be cleared for the road, on-the-ground observation of work in progress indicates the impact will be much greater.In addition to the direct impact of forest clearing, conservationists fear the road will increase habitat fragmentation, facilitate hunting and mining, and encourage human migration into the area — something that is already happening. DJOUM, Cameroon — “This right there used to be hell.” It’s early February 2019, deep in the tropical rainforest in southeastern Cameroon, the day after a night of heavy downpour. From his front porch, Jean Pierre Ondoua, a good-humored Baka Pygmy whom everyone calls JP (JEE-PAY), can see the weak glitter of the morning sun hitting the wet road. “Cars would line up here, unable to move. Timber trucks would topple over,” he says.Three years ago, the stretch of road passing through Ondoua’s front yard was little more than a dirt track, sculpted by the combined forces of rushing rainwater and daily beatings from galloping timber trucks. Apart from these trucks, few vehicles came by regularly except for old Toyota Corollas with tuned-up suspensions, which ferried people and supplies hundreds of kilometers to and from Sangmelima, the nearest city. When it rained, cars and travelers waited for days for the slippery mud to dry up. When it didn’t rain, a thick layer of the mud piled on the road, rendering it even more slippery.“It was hell, but things are different now,” Ondoua says, as the sun rises above a brush of towering trees in the distance.Jean-Pierre Ondua (left) and an elder at Ekom Village hope the road will transform their village. Image by Eugene N. Nforngwa for Mongabay.A brand-new highway, which will link Cameroon to the Republic of Congo by road for the first time, is replacing the old dirt track. After the overnight rain, the freshly poured patch of gravel and tar outside Ondoua’s home — a collection of mud huts nestled in the hillside — forms a pitch-black contrast against the green surroundings.Ondoua and thousands of villagers along the way have welcomed the change. But within the conservation community, the road is mostly viewed as a tragedy in progress: The new highway, more than 650 kilometers (400 miles) long, cuts right through the heart of one of the least disturbed forests of the Congo Basin, threatening biodiversity that has been tucked away from human reach for ages.By almost every account, the greatest risk is to a declining elephant population, along with tens of thousands of gorillas, chimpanzees and a host of other wildlife, some of which conservation workers suspect have never experienced human contact.last_img read more