Ayo helps ease pressure on Green Archers through counseling

first_imgAyo’s approach couldn’t be more different with what he implemented in Letran last year, and the Green Archers are seeing the same level of success the Knights had.“Kung titingnan natin ang mindset ng mga bata, they are always ready regardless kung kelan ko sila ipapasok. Hindi talaga sila mapapagod kasi ang haba ng rotation namin eh. The 15 guys were able to play and lots of them were able to contribute. They were players that I did not use in the first half, but I used them in the second half and still they delivered,” he said.La Salle’s confidence must be at an all-time high with the way things are going, but Ayo believes that his boys shouldn’t be complacent with still a long season to go.“Kung maganda yung magiging approach, kung maganda yung practice plan, maganda yung game plan, hindi magma-matter yung complacency. Magde-depend yun kung paano mo ise-set ang mga utak ng mga players, and sila naman, nakaka-amoy yan,” he said. “Wala sa ugali ng coaching staff yun dahil kami nakikita nila na nandoon ako nakatira with them, nakikita nila kung paano kami mag-trabaho every day. They don’t see any sign of complacency on us.”And Ayo is hopeful that his players continue following the the coaching staff’s example.ADVERTISEMENT Favored to dominate the field this season, the one-time NCAA champion coach eases the pressure on his players, making them feel comfortable as they juggle the rigors of the season and as their academic duties.“Madaming pressure dyan, pero I always talk to them individually. There are players na nakakaramdam na ng pressure kaya lumalabas na ako ang nagka-counsel sa kanila. Sanay naman ako doon because when I was in the seminary, ganoon ang ginagawa namin, so ginagawa ko rin yun sa mga bata ngayon,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentAyo has also gone out of his way and stayed with the players’ quarters at Agno street beside the campus, as he hopes to strengthen the team’s familial bond while further understanding the demands and problems of his players.“Those kids right now are feeling the pressure, and ang sabi ko sa kanila every time you feel the pressure, just counter it with hard work and continue doing the routine,” he said. “Usually to some, just to release the pressure, gigimik. Kami hindi. Pag nape-pressure kami, the more we stick to our routine. We practice, go to classes, go to the gym, rest, eat the right food, everything. I allow them to go out, but they go out with their families and their girlfriends.” Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway “Mas maganda kasi yung action than just advising them. Pag nakikita nila kung paano kami mag-trabaho, sila mismo, napu-push din sila,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tab Baldwin: Chot Reyes has my full support Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 We are young EDITORS’ PICKcenter_img BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise MOST READ 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter La Salle head coach Aldin Ayo. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLa Salle could be the most talented team from top down this UAAP Season 79, but it won’t be enjoying that 10-0 record if not for its cohesion.And here’s where coach Aldin Ayo’s background as a seminarian comes in handy. He said he has been counseling his players through the course of the Green Archers’ campaign this year.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila View commentslast_img read more

Davis destroys Lakers as Pelicans snap losing streak

first_imgThe Lakers later said Young would undergo a scan on Wednesday to assess the extent of the injury.Davis was given offensive support from Omer Asik, who supplied a double-double of his own, with 10 points and 11 rebounds, while Jrue Holiday scored 22 points.Lou Williams top-scored for the Lakers with 16 points, Julius Randle finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds while Timofey Mozgov finished with 10 points and nine rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The win saw the Pelicans improve to 7-12 while the Lakers fell to 9-10.Davis’s tally marked the seventh time this season he has finished with at least 35 points and 10 rebounds in a game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliThe 23-year-old is now averaging just under 32 points per game for the season, and leads the league’s scoring standings from Russell Westbrook (30.9 points per game).The Lakers, meanwhile, were left struggling after an early injury to Nick Young, who left the game after just 1:50 of the first period with a strained right Achilles. Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) battles for a loose ball against Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace (37) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. The Pelicans won 105-88. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Anthony Davis maintained his incredible start to the season with a 41-point haul as the New Orleans Pelicans demolished the Los Angeles Lakers, 105-88, on Tuesday.Davis also plucked 16 rebounds as the Pelicans snapped a two-game losing streak with their fifth straight home victory at the Smoothie King Center.ADVERTISEMENT EDITORS’ PICK As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modescenter_img We are young Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH MOST READ Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Senators to proceed with review of VFA Antetokounmpo leads night of NBA upsets as Cavs downed 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 View commentslast_img read more

Business and biodiversity benefit from Kyrgyz agroforestry systems

first_imgAgriculture, Agroforestry, Archive, Biodiversity, Conservation Solutions, Featured, food security, Forests, Happy-upbeat Environmental, Poverty Alleviation, Sustainable Development 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 Erik Hoffnercenter_img In the arid Kyrgyz border region of Batken, farmers grow agroforestry gardens of pomegranate, peach, apple, apricot, and cherry trees which provide shade and moisture to intercropped vegetables and low fruit crops like strawberry and raspberry.Because irrigation water is limited, agroforestry allows farmers to grow many crops in close proximity, rather than monocrops of grain or hay as one sees in neighboring areas.Farmers enjoy diverse harvests for a longer period of time each year, from Spring to Autumn, and their forest-mimicking gardens are home to biodiversity too, like hedgehogs, hares, and lynx.Agroforestry also captures carbon dioxide from the air and stores it in branches, trunks, and soil, making it a useful solution to climate change, one which also boosts soil horizons, groundwater levels, and biodiversity. KOK-TALAA, Batken province, Kyrgyzstan — The Batken region is located in the southern part of the Fergana Valley, on Kyrgyzstan’s border with Uzbekistan. Like the rest of Kyrgyzstan, much of its territory is mountainous, so the amount of land suitable for human settlement is small.The village of Kok-Talaa is located in the heart of Batken. It experiences soil-baking summers, so 80 percent of the land around it is planted with gardens; the lack of irrigation and drinking water means large croplands would wither. Since 1994, local farmers have reoriented from animal husbandry and cultivation of major agricultural crops to gardens based on the principles of agroforestry — a method of growing useful trees and bushes in combination with vegetables and fruits, where the taller plants shelter the shorter ones from the sun and provide soil moisture from their deep underground root systems.Batken is an arid region, yet agroforestry can make the land bloom. Image by Cholpon Uzakbaeva for Mongabay.Elsewhere in Kyrgyzstan, there is a moratorium on the transformation of lands like these to other uses, like the growing of trees. But this doesn’t apply to the Batken region.“The case of Batken is a unique example of agroforestry in Kyrgyzstan. Since the Soviet period the local farmers specialized in growing fruit trees, especially the famous Batken apricot trees,” says Klara Dzhakypbekova, coordinator of the SUSWALFOOD Research Project, a program of the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Germany. “The National Land Use legislation actually hinders the growth of trees on [these] irrigated land areas, as those are very limited and provide [the country’s] major share of crop products. But the border areas of the country are excluded from such regulations, and farmers are free to decide which land use options to use.“The Batken lands are very arid [so] intercropping of fruit trees with crops and grains was selected by many farmers,” Dzhakypbekova adds. “One can observe such plots right after entering the first miles of the Batken region, which contrasts with vast pastures or monocrop fields of the neighboring region.”Vegetables like these cabbages thrive in cool, moist shade when they are intercropped with rows of fruit trees. Image by Cholpon Uzakbaeva for Mongabay.Under the Kyrgyz system, each person is allocated a plot of land. Farmers seeking the maximum benefit from growing crops in the Batken area settled on agroforestry after some experimentation.Imarali Balquev is one such farmer and also head of an agricultural cooperative with 15 members. He has several plots spanning a combined 4 hectares (10 acres), so he’s considered a large landowner. He grows several types of peach, cherry, apple, persimmon, plum, pomegranate and apricot trees that are resistant to drought. Thanks to mild winters and varying maturation periods for different trees and crops, Balquev can harvest from May through October.A pomegranate in farmer Imarali Balquev’s agroforestry garden. Image by Cholpon Uzakbaeva for Mongabay.“The climate is warm, everything ripens early and we begin to feed the whole of Kyrgyzstan with fresh potatoes, greens, fruits. Between the rows of fruit [trees] I plant potatoes, corn, onions, beans, clover, so I minimize costs and get a profit. The income from the harvest is enough for fieldwork, the education of children, to marry [off the] children, to build houses, for everyday expenses,” Balquev says. The cooperative has also invested in an industrial refrigerator, where its members can store their harvests and then sell in bulk.Fieldwork doesn’t stop after the harvesting. In winter, any snow almost immediately melts, so farmers use that period for pruning and watering the trees. Any remaining ripe fruit is fed to domestic animals, taken to the cooperative’s canning shop to make juices and compotes, or dried.Beside benefiting farmers, the older agroforestry gardens in remote areas provide homes and hunting grounds for many wild animals, like the long-eared hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus) two kinds of foxes, Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx), Tolai hare (Lepus tolai), peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), and several types of vultures.Farmers Imarali Balquev and Burgutov Kamaradin with this year’s harvest of apples stored at the cooperative. Image by Cholpon Uzakbaeva for Mongabay.Another farmer, Burgutov Kamaradin, has rented 15 hectares (37 acres) of rain-fed land in the hills. Three years ago he set up an agroforestry-based garden on 3 hectares (7.5 acres), and already his first harvest just this year has delivered 2 tons of peaches. He also grows quince, raspberry, plum and almond on this arid land now converted into blooming gardens.A village that runs on raspberries The nearby village of Orozbekov sits in an ancient lake bed, which gives it a microclimate that’s ideal for growing raspberries. There are some 300 households in the village, each with a plot of 800 square meters (8,600 square feet). From such tiny plots, locals can grow up to 600 kilograms (1,300 pounds) of raspberries for sale, in combination with apples, cherries, poplars, cabbages, tomatoes, potatoes and herbs. Pruned raspberry branches are used as fuel, and proceeds from the harvest pay for food, the children’s schooling, and clothing.Farmer Inoyatkhon Nurdinova picks some of her raspberries, with intercropped fruit trees in the background. Image by Cholpon Uzakbaeva for Mongabay.Farmer Inoyatkhon Nurdinova, while showing her plot, says, “After the collapse of the Soviet Union, [I was] one of the first who understood how profitable [it is] to grow raspberries. I destroyed my vegetable plot and planted it completely [with] raspberry [and] fruit. Now raspberries are grown [by] every family.”Business has been good. “I have permanent dealers with whom I have worked for many years. They come and take it right out of the house. So I do not even need to leave the house to earn money,” Nurdinova says. But as with all farming, she adds, there are difficulties. “For example, two years in a row I could not get a harvest because of locust starlings [Acridotheres tristis].”All that the inhabitants of these villages typically need to buy from the grocery store are vegetable oil, flour, salt and sugar; everything else they grow on their plots. Any surplus is sold fresh or dried, since fruits from this region are famous and often exported to Kazakhstan and Russia.Persimmon, strawberry and raspberry cropped together. Image by Cholpon Uzakbaeva for Mongabay.Despite the limited water resources, the farmers of Batken have succeeded by deciding to intercrop and use the land efficiently, agroforestry expert Dzhakypbekova says. “Batken is a unique example [of] how farmers are able to find the most efficient solutions themselves in case the right conditions are given. Intercropped fruit trees and berry bushes with crops like potato, pepper and tomatoes [are] the primary resources [for] family needs during winter.”It’s proof that even in arid regions like this portion of western Kyrgyzstan, agroforestry can increase the food security and resilience of agricultural communities.This article is part of an ongoing series on agroforestry worldwide, see all the features here.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post.Small livestock like chickens find plenty to eat among the interplanted crops. Image by Cholpon Uzakbaeva for Mongabay.last_img read more

Audio: Documenting emperor penguin populations, a dispatch from Antarctica

first_imgOur guest is Dr. Michelle LaRue, a research ecologist at the University of Minnesota who is leading a research project that’s using satellite imagery together with ground and flight surveys to compile population estimates for each of the 54 known emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica. The project’s goal is to compile population estimates every year for an entire decade.When we spoke, LaRue had just arrived at McMurdo Station, a United States Antarctic research center situated at the southern tip of Ross Island, in Antarctica’s McMurdo Sound. It’s the start of the season during which LaRue and team fly in helicopters and planes to create high-res aerial photographs of several penguin colonies near McMurdo Station, which allows them to verify the population counts conducted via satellite imagery.In 2012, LaRue was part of a research team that published the first global estimate of the emperor penguin population using satellite remote sensing. With that research providing baseline data, the aim now is to make population estimates at a more localized scale for the 54 known emperor penguin colonies on the Antarctic continent, which in turn will help us better understand the species’ population dynamics and how they’re affected by environmental conditions.LaRue is a repeat guest on the show (listen to our discussion about her fascinating Weddell seal research here) who has been to Antarctica multiple times to help assemble a decadal-scale dataset on emperor penguin colonies, tells us what it’s like to work out of McMurdo Station, how she’s going about studying emperor penguin population trends, and why the study of these flightless aquatic birds can help us keep tabs on the health of the Southern Ocean. You can read more about the project on its official blog.Here’s this episode’s top news:Tropical deforestation now emits more CO2 than the EUCITES rejects another Madagascar plan to sell illegal rosewood stockpilesGenome-wide study confirms there are six tiger subspeciesMongabay now has a free news app for Android users available in the Google Play Store. The app makes it easy to read and share Mongabay news features on Android devices, just look for “Mongabay Environmental News” inside the Google Play store.If you enjoy the Mongabay Newscast, we ask that you please consider becoming a monthly sponsor via our Patreon page. Just a dollar per month will really help us offset the production costs and hosting fees, so if you’re a fan of our audio reports from nature’s frontline, please support the Mongabay Newscast at patreon.com/mongabay.You can subscribe to the Mongabay Newscast on Android, the Google Podcasts app, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, RSS, Castbox, Pocket Casts, and via Spotify. Or listen to all our episodes via the Mongabay website here on the podcast homepage.Adult emperor penguins with chicks. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.CITATION• Fretwell, P. T., LaRue, M. A., Morin, P., Kooyman, G. L., Wienecke, B., Ratcliffe, N., … & Trathan, P. N. (2012). An emperor penguin population estimate: the first global, synoptic survey of a species from space. PLoS One, 7(4), e33751. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033751Follow Mike Gaworecki on Twitter: @mikeg2001FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. On this episode we get an update direct from Antarctica’s McMurdo Station about ongoing work to document Emperor penguin populations, an important indicator species of the Southern Ocean’s health.Our guest is Michelle Larue, a research ecologist at the University of Minnesota who is helping lead a project that’s using satellite imagery together with ground and flight surveys to compile population estimates for each of the 54 known Emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica. The project’s goal is to compile population estimates every year for an entire decade.LaRue, who has been to Antarctica multiple times to help assemble a decadal-scale dataset on Emperor penguin colonies, tells us what it’s like to work out of McMurdo Station, how she’s going about studying Emperor penguin population trends, and why the study of these flightless aquatic birds can help us keep tabs on the health of the Southern Ocean. On this episode we get an update direct from Antarctica’s McMurdo Station about ongoing work to document emperor penguin populations, an important indicator species of the Southern Ocean’s health.Listen here: Article published by Mike Gaworecki Animals, Birds, Carbon Emissions, Deforestation, Endangered Species, Environment, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Interviews, Marine Animals, Podcast, Remote Sensing, Satellite Imagery, Wildlife Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more

TNT takes quarterfinals seat at expense of Globalport

first_imgDILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal The KaTropa improved to 6-4 with six being the magic number to get to the playoffs while the Batang Pier dipped to 5-5. TNT survived a hellish 22-2 run ordeal from the Batang Pier in the fourth quarter led by Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle to cut the lead to 100-98 with less than 30 seconds remaining in the game. 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 returnTroy Rosario, who turned the ball over with 24.1 seconds left, iced the game at the stripe to make up for his earlier mistake. “Wild game, we were up close to 20, they happened up to catch up,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela. “It’s very obvious we’re very inconsistent, and we’re trying to address that. It’s hard to play that way. When we go to the playoffs with that mentality, it’s gonna be a problem for us.” TNT waxed hot in the middle part of the fourth to take a 94-73 courtesy of a 19-0 run. Roger Pogoy had a team-high 20 points for TNT on 50 percent shooting wile Moala Tautuaa had 18 points and eight boards. Jayson Castro had a subpar shooting night of 38 percent to finish with 16 but made his shots when it counted scoring 11 in the final frame. Terrence Romeo led all scorers with 35 points, 18 of which came from beyond the arc, nine rebounds and six assists. ADVERTISEMENT Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ 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 Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal LATEST STORIES Maliksi, Hotshots doubling efforts amid tight playoff race Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TNT advanced to the quarterfinal round of the PBA Philippine Cup after copping its sixth win at the expense of Globalport, 102-98, Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome. ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikelylast_img read more

76ers, Celtics agree to trade for No.1 pick

first_imgFor Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Once the trade goes through, Philadelphia will own the NBA’s No. 1 selection for the second straight season.Fultz — donning a Philadelphia cap as he arrived at the team’s practice facility — visited the 76ers in a hastily arranged get-to-know-you session, with the workout and meeting with team officials on his itinerary. That visit was essentially the final hurdle to clear before Boston and Philadelphia could decide to actually consummate the trade.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“I don’t really pay attention to everything that’s going on,” Fultz said. “I’m truly blessed to be in this position. Whatever happens, I’m looking forward to taking my talents to wherever I go.”Barring any other changes before Thursday, the first four spots in this year’s draft order would mirror the first-four from last year: Philadelphia at No. 1, the Los Angeles Lakers at No. 2, Boston at No. 3 and Phoenix at No. 4. Fultz’s rise to stardom has been rapid. In 2014, he was playing junior varsity basketball in high school. Barely three years later, he’s almost certainly going to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft — and if he gets to start his pro career by calling Philadelphia his new home, he’ll be living roughly a 2 1/2-hour drive from his hometown of Upper Marlboro, Maryland.“It would be pretty cool. Just being with a young team,” Fultz said. “The upside of it would be crazy. I’m close to home, so a lot of my family can come out and just show love. This city has great fans.”The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 23.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 25 games during his lone college season at Washington, excelling on a team that finished 9-22 and lost its final 13 games. Fultz led the Pac-12 in scoring and finished No. 6 among all Division I players, and was the top freshman scorer in the country.Over the past 10 seasons, only two other freshmen had a better scoring average in college: Kevin Durant for Texas in 2006-07, and Michael Beasley for Kansas State in 2007-08.Durant and Beasley were both No. 2 draft picks.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Markelle Fultz, center, speaks with reporters after his private workout with the Los Angeles Lakers at NBA basketball team’s training complex Thursday, June 15, 2017, in El Segundo, Calif. The University of Washington guard could be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft by the Boston Celtics, or he could be available to the Los Angeles Lakers with the second overall pick. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)Philadelphia and Boston have agreed in principle on a trade where the 76ers would acquire the chance to take Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.The Celtics will get the No. 3 pick, plus an additional first-rounder in either 2018 or 2019, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday night because the trade has not been formally approved by the league. The agreement between the Celtics and 76ers was struck not long after Fultz worked out for Philadelphia.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Andre Ward stops Sergey Kovalev to win light heavy rematch Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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But with Fultz, Philadelphia — which has asked its fans to endure some very dismal stretches and “Trust The Process” for the past few years — would likely expect to turn a real corner toward respectability again.Philadelphia went 28-54 this past season, after winning 19, 18 and 10 games respectively in the previous three seasons.Last season’s improved win total came with Okafor (50), Embiid (31) and Simmons (0) combining for 81 appearances, as Philadelphia’s trend of being snakebitten by injuries continued. Embiid and Dario Saric will finish in the top three when rookie of the year results get announced on June 26, and Simmons is expected to be ready for next season after recovering from foot surgery.Embiid posted a photo on Saturday of he and Saric standing in front of a locker — already bearing Fultz’s name.“Embiid, he and I have been talking before when I was in college,” Fultz said. “He’s a cool guy. He’s giving me tips and pointers and he’s pretty funny, so when I saw that it was pretty cool and pretty funny. I’m pretty happy that the players here want me to come here.” MOST READ China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working View commentslast_img read more

Flying V nabs first playoffs spot, tops CEU

first_imgPainting found in Italian museum wall is stolen Klimt Jean-Paul Gaultier to retire as fashion designer The Thunder are tipped to sweep their remaining games against AMA, Batangas and Zark’s but Altamirano reminded his players not to take anyone lightly.“We’ll just continue to play and hopefully we can still improve in the coming games. What’s important is we cannot play to the level of our opponent,” he said.Rod Ebondo powered CEU with 20 points and 21 rebounds but had to work hard to get baskets. He missed nine of his 14 attempts, most of which were heavily-contested in the shaded area.ADVERTISEMENT Imee Marcos slams driver-cap on motorcycle taxis Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Flying V vs CEU. PBA IMAGESFlying V got it going in the second half and beat a scrappy Centro Escolar University side, 91-79, to become the first team to secure a playoff spot in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.Jeron Teng hit 22 of his game-high 30 points in the second half, where the Thunder stretched their lead to as high as 22 after taking just a 38-34 halftime edge.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments LATEST STORIES Not easy being green: Dog births unique puppy Tang says game should’ve been forfeited after Altas’ jersey mix-up 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 Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Teng, a much-improved outside shooter, went 4-of-5 the deep in the last two quarters including successive triples that made it, 75-56, with 7:18 remaining. He missed all of his three attempts from downtown in the first half.“CEU decided to zone us the whole game and luckily we were able to make our shots in the second half. It was very important for us to hit our outside shots,” said Flying V head coach Eric Altamirano, whose squad stayed untouchable with a 7-0 record.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’Eric Salamat also helped in busting CEU’s zone defense by going 4-of-8 from beyond-the-arc en route to a 13-point outing.“I think the boys created shots for each other and that gave us good looks on our outside shots.” End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Solar-powered barge a key ‘interceptor’ for plastic waste 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Pornography greets commuters at Sweden bus stoplast_img read more

Liverpool embarrass woeful Arsenal 4-0 at Anfield

first_imgLIVERPOOL, England (AP): Liverpool tore Arsenal apart with a devastating attacking display yesterday, producing a 4-0 victory in the English Premier League (EPL) that exploited an error-strewn performance by the London club. Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah spearheaded the powerful assault on the feeble visitors at Anfield. Humiliation for Arsenal was complete when Mane’s replacement, Daniel Sturridge, finished off yet another counterattack to net the fourth in the 78th minute. Arsenal did not even manage a single shot on goal during the 90 minutes. “Today we were an easy opponent for Liverpool,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. Asked what went wrong, Wenger said: “Everything.” It was a complete and potent display by Liverpool, even without Philippe Coutinho on the pitch as the Brazilian still tries to force his way out of the club before the transfer window closes Thursday night. Coutinho is chasing the major trophies eluding Liverpool for many years, with the league last won in 1990 and the Champions League in 2005. While such a ruthless rout of Arsenal will raise expectations around Liverpool, it followed an underwhelming start to the league campaign that saw Jurgen Klopp’s side draw the opener at Watford then claim a narrow win at Crystal Palace. It was clear trouble was imminent for Arsenal from the way the opener was gifted in the 17th minute, with Firmino ghosting into the penalty area to meet Joe Gomez’s cross unmarked and sending a downward header past goalkeeper Petr Cech. Even after conceding, Arsenal remained as chaotic and lethargic, never looking capable of mounting a comeback. The only surprise was it took until five minutes before half-time for Liverpool to extend its lead. A counter-attack was launched from inside the Liverpool penalty area by Gomez, and following a string of slick passes, it was completed by Mane’s shot into the far corner of the net. Arsenal’s response was a change in midfield at half-time with Aaron Ramsey replaced by Francis Coquelin. Nothing changed. The third goal was conceded from a corner taken by Arsenal, with Salah dispossessing Hector Bellerin and given the freedom to dart forward unchallenged before the Egyptian netted his third Liverpool goal. Salah turned provider for the fourth with a cross met by the unmarked Sturridge and headed past Cech. Arsenal’s misery was complete. “The performance was not at the requested level,” Wenger said. “It was not acceptable.” Bournemouth 1 – 2 Manchester City Crystal Palace 0 – 2 Swansea City Huddersfield Town 0 – 0 Southampton Newcastle United 3 – 0 West Ham United Watford 0 – 0 Brighton & Hove Albion Manchester United 2 – 0 Leicester City Chelsea 2 – 0 Everton West Bromwich Albion 1 – 1 Stoke City Liverpool 4 – 0 Arsenal Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 1 Burnley EPL TABLE The weekend’s EPL results: P GD Pts 1 Man Utd 3 10 9 2 Liverpool 3 5 7 3 Huddersfield 3 4 7 4 Man City 3 3 7 5 West Brom 3 2 7 6 Chelsea 3 2 6 7 Watford 3 2 5 8 Southampton 3 1 5 9 Tottenham 3 1 4 10 Burnley 3 0 4 11 Stoke 3 0 4 12 Everton 3 -1 4 13 Swansea 3 -2 4 14 Newcastle 3 0 3 15 Leicester 3 -1 3 16 Arsenal 3 -4 3 17 Brighton 3 -4 1 18 Bournemouth 3 -4 0 19 Crystal Palace 3 -6 0 20 West Ham 3 -8 0last_img read more

Venus Williams, Cilic, Sharapova in action on Day One

first_imgVenus Williams is the only American player with a major singles title to her name in the men’s or women’s fields of the US Open. She will get her tournament campaign started on Day One in Arthur Ashe Stadium at 1 p.m. today against 19-year-old Grand Slam main-draw debutant Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia. Williams’ seven major championships include two at the US Open, in 2000 and 2001. At 37, she is the oldest woman in the tournament and is coming off a runner-up finish at Wimbledon. She also was the runner-up at the Australian Open this year. Also appearing in Ashe during the day session is No. 3 seed Garbine Muguruza, who beat Williams at the All England Club. Muguruza will face American Varvara Lepchenko. Marin Cilic, the 2014 men’s singles champion, goes up against Tennys Sandrgen of the US. Sandgren was named after his great-grandfather and said that he gets plenty of questions about that apt moniker. “I had a little bit of expectations just to be not terrible because you can’t be kind of named so similar to a sport and not be at least adequate at that sport,” Sandgren said at the French Open, where he made his main-draw debut at a major. The most anticipated matchup comes at night in Ashe as five-time major champion Maria Sharapova plays her first Grand Slam match since the 2016 Australian Open. She will take on No. 2 seed Simona Halep. Sharapova returned from a 15-month doping ban in April. Other big names on today’s schedule include number four Alexander Zverev, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova against former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic; Sloane Stephens of the US against 2015 US Open runner-up Roberta Vinci; No. 7 Johanna Konta; and top American men John Isner; Jack Sock; and Sam Querrey. – APlast_img read more