Jalalon wants to learn from Star’s loaded backcourt

first_imgSmart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Cone passes up on Jalalon: ‘Ferrer’s the guy we’re looking for’ Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter 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 Jio Jalalon joins the Star Hotshots during the 2016 PBA Draft. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJio Jalalon is considered as the best collegiate point guard in the draft, but as his professional career starts to unfold the former Arellano University star will soon find himself battling for precious minutes.Star drafted Jalalon with its pick in the special draft and the speedster joins the team’s loaded backcourt that has Paul Lee, Mark Barroca, Justin Melton, and RR Garcia.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 PH among economies most vulnerable to virus The 24-year-old Jalalon, though, is not the person to look at the negatives and instead just wants to look at the benefits of joining a guard-laden team. “Kahit ang dami naming point guard, siguro kung ano lang ipapagawa sa akin ni coach gagawin ko talaga,” said Jalalon. “Siguro yung malaking experience na gusto kong matutunan lalo na kay Mark Barroca, Paul Lee, RR Garcia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“Gusto kong makuha yung mga techniques nila.”And just as any other draftee, Jalalon is just ecstatic he’ll get to put on a PBA jersey in few weeks time. We are young EDITORS’ PICK “Sobrang sarap sa pakiramdam kasi dati ito yung team na pinapanood ko talaga nung nandoon pa si Tim Cone, kaya sobrang saya ko na kinuha nila ako,” said Jalalon.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas View commentslast_img read more

NBA: Popovich unhappy as Spurs suffer first defeat

first_imgSan Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard top-scored overall with 30 points to continue his impressive start to the season.But the Spurs were left scrambling after ceding the initiative early on to the chagrin of the experienced Popovich.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“I thought we started out pretty unaggressively for whatever reason,” Popovich told reporters.“They shot several uncontested shots. I think we followed them around so to speak, just reacted to their offense. BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. EDITORS’ PICK San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich signals to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in San Antonio. Utah won 106-91. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)LOS ANGELES—San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich bemoaned his team’s slow start as the Western Conference heavyweights suffered their first loss of the season with a 106-91 defeat to Utah on Tuesday.George Hill scored 22 points to lead the fired up Jazz, who improved to 2-2, against a powerful San Antonio who had routed Golden State in their season-opener last week.ADVERTISEMENT 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 MOST READ “We got back in the game somewhere in the second quarter and the third when we were a bit more aggressive and got into passing lanes.“But every time it was a one or two-point deal we’d miss a shot or they’d make one or turn it over. Overall they outplayed us. They executed fantastically for the entire 48 minutes — we were in and out in that regard.”Spurs veteran Spanish international Pau Gasol also cited his team’s sluggish opening spell as a factor behind the defeat.“We definitely allowed them to play too comfortable and get into a rhythm early on,” he said.“It’s not normal. They executed well, give them credit. But we didn’t put enough pressure on their offense. They executed better down the stretch, took tough shots and we didn’t.ADVERTISEMENT We are youngcenter_img 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports “We should have put a bit more pressure on them. Once we were down we stepped it up, but you’ve got to start from the get go.”RELATED STORIESNBA: Spurs thrash Warriors on Durant’s opening nightLeonard dulls the pain as San Antonio turns up the heat on MiamiSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Guiao: ‘I really thought I would retire with Rain or Shine’ View commentslast_img read more

GALLERY: Pacquiao vs Vargas Grand Welcome

first_imgWe are young FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent 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 PH among economies most vulnerable to virus 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas MOST READ Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rousey says end is near ahead of comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Both Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas were given a grand welcome at the Wynn Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada ahead of their Sunday (Manila Time) fight at Thomas & Mack Center.Boxer Jessie Vargas makes his “Grand Arrival” to the Wynn hotel-casino on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Las Vegas. Vargas is scheduled to fight Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)Boxer Jessie Vargas signs an autograph as he makes his “Grand Arrival” to the Wynn hotel-casino on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Las Vegas. Vargas is scheduled to fight Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)Boxer Jessie Vargas makes his “Grand Arrival” to the Wynn hotel-casino on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Las Vegas. Vargas is scheduled to fight Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)Boxer Manny Pacquiao is interviewed during his “Grand Arrival” to the Wynn hotel-casino on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Jessie Vargas on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via APBoxer Jessie Vargas makes his “Grand Arrival” to the Wynn hotel-casino on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Las Vegas. Vargas is scheduled to fight Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)Boxer Manny Pacquiao makes his “Grand Arrival” to the Wynn hotel-casino on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Jessie Vargas on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)Top Rank knockout girls before Tuesday’s Grand Arrival. Photo by Roy Luarca/INQUIRERADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine View comments Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 EDITORS’ PICK Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportslast_img read more

Compton, Aces not taking any chances with injured Abueva

first_img“Calvin is really injured and it wasn’t the tonsillitis,” said Compton. “Maybe if it was Game 7 we’d shoot some drugs into him and make him be able to play, but we couldn’t risk a complete tear.”Compton said Abueva could miss a few more games and their Philippine Cup Finals rematch against San Miguel on Dec. 3 could see  him sit on the bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad Ali“If he’s not ready for San Miguel I’m not gonna force him, he’s too important,” said Compton. “With Calvin we could win or lose against San Miguel, without Calvin we could win or lose against San Miguel.”Abueva has played in more than 50 games in three of his four seasons with his sophomore year being the exception when he played 42 and he hasn’t suffered any major injury that left him sidelined for long stretches. Compton: 28 turnovers, ‘stagnant’ offense led to Alaska loss vs NLEX Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine View comments Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes MOST READ “The Beast” averaged 15.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 24 minutes per game last season.“We’re talking about the most dynamic player in the league that completely changes the game and I can’t rip his muscle for a regular season game so while we need the win, especially after this loss, we gotta take care of him,” said Compton.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town 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 Calvin Abueva. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlaska forward Calvin Abueva will be out indefinitely for the Aces after a torn quad left him sidelined in their season opener against NLEX Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Aces head coach Alex Compton said Abueva tore his quadriceps during the offseason, and it’s not just the tonsillitis that sidelined the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup Best Player of the Conference in their 99-97 overtime loss to NLEX on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT We are young EDITORS’ PICK PH among economies most vulnerable to virus 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908last_img read more

Climate leadership means keeping fossil fuels in the ground in tropical forests and beyond (commentary)

first_imgActivism, Commentary, Editorials, Energy, Forests, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Rights, Oil, Oil Drilling, Pollution, Rainforests 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 Rhett Butlercenter_img Ahead of next week’s Global Climate Action Summit, Amazon Watch’s Executive Director Leila Salazar-López argues that California Governor Jerry Brown can show true climate leadership by phasing out oil and gas production in the state.She notes that large volumes of crude oil from the Ecuadorian rainforest are processed in California, making the state complicit in the environmental problems plaguing indigenous communities in the Amazon and local communities living near refineries in the state.This post is a commentary. The views expressed are those of the author, not necessarily Mongabay. Protecting tropical forests is key to mitigating climate change. When California Governor Jerry Brown convenes the Global Climate Action Summit next week, he should seize the opportunity to make an announcement that will help address one of the root causes of both deforestation and climate change: a phase out of oil and gas production in California.Scientific consensus unequivocally demonstrates the need to accelerate a transition to a low-carbon economy – both in California and globally – in order to prevent the worst effects of climate change. To ensure this transition is both effective and doesn’t further afflict vulnerable communities, we need to stop expanding fossil fuel infrastructure around the world. As is, fossil fuel extraction is already harming people from California to the Amazon.Google Earth image showing oil storage units near neighborhoods in El Segundo, CA.Areas in California with more oil and gas development – like Bakersfield in the Central Valley and in the LA area – have demonstrably higher community rates of asthma, preterm birth, birth defects, and acute illness complaints from residents.Similarly, oil drilling in the western Amazon has resulted in devastating impacts on indigenous peoples and community health — including alarming cancer clusters — as well as rampant deforestation and frequent oil spills and waste water dumping. In Ecuador, California, and around the world, these burdens fall disproportionately on low-income communities and communities of color.The expansion of oil drilling in the Amazon and the deforestation it implies is occurring in no small part due to demand from California. As documented by Amazon Watch, California refineries purchase about 50% of all oil exports from the western Amazon basin. Refineries in the state then process that crude oil, spewing out pollutants that endanger public health in our communities and exacerbate the climate crisis.Continued oil extraction and deforestation in the Amazon has global ramifications. Tropical forests – particularly the immense Amazon rainforest – serve a key role in sequestering carbon and regulating global weather patterns. If they disappear, we will all experience the negative consequences. In fact, these repercussions will fall disproportionately on Californians: a Princeton University study concluded that a vanishing Amazon could cause up to a 50% reduction in rainfall in the Sierra Nevadas.Photo of a secret oil access road built in 2013 within Block 31 of Yasuni National Park, one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth. Photo © Ivan Kashinsky.Fossil-fueled climate change will — and already is — affecting us, and California stands to be hard-hit by these future impacts. California’s fourth Climate Change Assessment found that temperatures are expected to rise by 5.6 to 8.8°F by the end of the 21st century, and within 50 years Californians can expect thousands more heat-related deaths annually. Sea level rise and fire intensity are also expected to increase.As California Governor Jerry Brown prepares to welcome world leaders to San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit, he must acknowledge the fact that California is one of the country’s largest producers and processors of oil and gas. And he must reckon with the fact that if we continue to build out oil and gas infrastructure, climate change will accelerate and communities from California to the Amazon will suffer increasingly disastrous impacts as a result.In the coming week, Governor Brown needs to issue concrete plans for a managed decline of fossil-fuel production in California. As the leader of the world’s fifth largest economy, this action would have a ripple effect.Our communities and our climate cannot afford any less. And time is running out.Kichwa residents of the community of Rumipamba, along the Auca Road, clean up an oil spill left by Texaco and later taken over by Petroecuador. The spill, which happened in the 80s and 90s, came from the drilling site called “Pozo Sur 1” and is up the road from their community. Photo © Karla Gachet and Iván Kashinsky.last_img read more

Ahead of election, deforestation continues to climb in the Brazilian Amazon

first_img 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 Newly released analysis of satellite data by Imazon, a Brazilian NGO, shows that deforestation in the Amazon is continuing to climb.Imazon’s deforestation alert system detected 545 square kilometers of forest clearing in August, a tripling of the area deforested the same month a year agoThe Brazilian government’s own deforestation detection system, run by the national space research institute INPE, also shows a recent rise in deforestation, albeit a substantially less dramatic increase relative to Imazon.The apparent rise in deforestation this year in Brazil is not unexpected due to current political and economic trends. Newly released analysis of satellite data by Imazon, a Brazilian NGO, shows that deforestation in the Amazon is continuing to climb ahead of the country’s presidential election.Imazon’s deforestation alert system detected 545 square kilometers of forest clearing in August, a tripling of the area deforested relative to the same month a year ago. For the twelve months ending August 31, Imazon’s system picked up 4,656 square kilometers of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, the highest such tally since July 2007. Article published by Rhett Butler Conservation, Deforestation, Environment, Forests, Governance, Government, Rainforest Destruction, Rainforests, Satellite Imagery, Threats To Rainforests, Tropical Forests The Brazilian government’s own deforestation detection system, run by the national space research institute INPE, also shows a recent rise in deforestation, albeit a substantially less dramatic increase relative to Imazon. INPE’s twelve month deforestation figure stands at 4,853 square kilometers.Brazil uses a separate system for tracking deforestation on an annual basis using August 31 as the end of its “deforestation year”. The preliminary data for the 2017/2018 year is expected to be released in late November or early December. For the 2016/2017 year, deforestation amounted to 6,947 square kilometers, a 12 percent decline from the prior year, according to INPE.The apparent rise in deforestation this year in Brazil is not unexpected due to current political and economic trends. Donald Trump’s trade war with China has reduced the competitiveness of American agricultural products, boosting soy and beef exports from Brazil, including the Brazilian Amazon, which is a major producing region. Brazil’s weak currency is also increasing the profitability of agribusiness in the country at the same time that Brazilian lawmakers are pushing through measures to weaken environmental regulations and protections for indigenous peoples.Rising deforestation bucks a long-term trend of declining rates of forest loss in the Brazilian Amazon. The annual rate of deforestation in the region dropped from 27,772 square kilometers in 2004 to 4,571 square kilometers in 2012, leading scientists to cheer Brazil as a leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.Annual deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon since 2009 according to INPE. Brazil started to lose ground in its progress toward meeting its emissions from deforestation reduction goal in 2015, when deforestation exceeded its official target. It has now missed its mark three years in a row.Correction 10/3/2018: This article originally misstated INPE’s twelve month deforestation figure at 4,656 square kilometers. It was corrected to 4,853 square kilometers on October 3, 2018 at 16:00 Pacific Daylight Time.last_img read more

New dam set to spoil Sumatran wonderland (commentary)

first_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Animals, Birds, Commentary, Conservation, Dams, Deforestation, Drivers Of Deforestation, Editorials, Environment, Forests, Hydroelectric Power, Hydropower, Infrastructure, Mammals, Monkeys, Orangutans, Rainforest Deforestation, Rainforest Destruction, Rainforests, Researcher Perspective Series, Rivers, Roads, Threats To Rainforests, Tigers, Tropical Forests, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation Amid the tropical rainforest in the Hadabuan Hills Ecosystem, where Siamang and Agile gibbons cry out and where Rhinoceros hornbills and Black hornbills growl and cackle above the forest canopy, survey work by a Korean hydroelectric company has just wrapped up, and construction is slated to begin in 2020 on a dam called Siborpa Hydroelectric Power Plant.The Hadabuan Hills isn’t a national park or a wildlife sanctuary; about half of it is considered a hutan desa, or village forest. It is essentially a cluster of steep mountains that were too difficult to cultivate quickly and easily, and were thus spared wholesale conversion to oil palm plantations due to the challenging topography.So far we have confirmed the presence of tigers, clouded leopards, marbled cats, golden cats, Malayan tapirs, sun bears, leaf monkeys, the fast-disappearing Sumatran Laughingthrush, and a plethora of other wildlife. If this place isn’t a national treasure, we don’t know what is. To see it badly scarred by a hydroelectric dam of questionable use and value would be deeply disturbing.This post is a commentary. The views expressed are those of the author, not necessarily Mongabay. The general public knows about the precarious situation of the world’s mostly recently identified great ape — the Tapanuli orangutan — within the Batang Toru Ecosystem. There, the construction of a Chinese-backed dam is underway, a questionable development scheme that is already sending orangutans fleeing out of the forest and into nearby farmlands. This is a highly distressing situation, made all the more so because this forest is also home to other species listed by the IUCN as Critically Endangered, such as the Sumatran tiger.But not many people know about another brand new dam going up in a relatively unknown forest ecosystem not far from Batang Toru — the Hadabuan Hills Ecosystem. There, amid the jungle walls of tropical rainforest, where Siamang and Agile gibbons cry out and where Rhinoceros hornbills and Black hornbills growl and cackle above the forest canopy, survey work by a Korean hydroelectric company has just wrapped up, and construction is slated to begin in 2020 on a dam called Siborpa Hydroelectric Power Plant. The dam is named after a beautiful waterfall by the same name — Siborpa — that it will destroy, as it will be built on the Bila River close to the waterfall. This seems like a particularly cruel twist, naming a killer after its victim.The Bila Waterfall plunging down into a pool beside the Bila River. Photo by Haray Sampurna Munthe.To the best of our knowledge, not a single Western scientist or tourist has ever glimpsed this waterfall, which roars off a narrow and jagged escarpment into the deep and swift Bila River, which flows southeast to the city of Rantau Prabat in North Sumatra province, where it then glides through palm oil plantations before emptying into the Strait of Malacca.The Hadabuan Hills isn’t a national park or a wildlife sanctuary; about half of it is considered a hutan desa, or village forest. It is essentially a cluster of steep mountains that were too difficult to cultivate quickly and easily, and were thus spared wholesale conversion to oil palm plantations due to the challenging topography. The PRCF Foundation, Habitat ID (headed by Gregory McCann), and the local grassroots organization Sumatran Tiger Rangers (headed by Haray Sampurna Munthe), have been carrying out camera trap reconnaissance surveys in the area, as well as occasional forest patrols, for the past three years. So far we have confirmed the presence of tigers, clouded leopards, marbled cats, golden cats, Malayan tapirs, sun bears, leaf monkeys, the fast-disappearing Sumatran Laughingthrush, and a plethora of other wildlife. If this place isn’t a national treasure, we don’t know what is.A Sumatran tiger inspects a camera trap. Photo courtesy of Gregory McCann.A critically endangered and endemic Sumatran laughingthrush making a rare trip to the forest floor. Photo courtesy of Gregory McCann.It may be a forgotten, leftover land of rare species, but that doesn’t mean that the Hadabuan Hills has fallen off the radar of local and international developers. Construction of the 114-megawatt Siborpa Dam will not only plug up this section of the Bila River and doom the gorgeous Siborpa waterfall, but a series of access roads will likely need to be punched through healthy forests, scattering tigers, tapirs, and hornbills just as the Batang Toru dam is sending the Tapanuli orangutans packing. In fact, a villager told us that a tiger recently strolled right into the tent camp of the Korean survey engineers, who ran for their lives. It’s a picturesque tale, but it is unlikely to repeat — or at least, to result in a similarly benign outcome — when the heavy construction equipment rolls in and sturdy workers’ barracks go up.Thirty or forty years ago, Batang Toru and Hadabuan Hills, which are about 70 kilometers apart, were connected by lowland forest, which is one of the reasons why we thought there might be some credence to villager reports that orangutans had been sighted in Hadabuan Hills in recent years. For our 2017 expedition, we brought in primatologist Julia Mӧrchen, a PhD candidate from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, to assess the possibility of an orangutan presence. She found that the high fruit abundance and diversity found in all elevations (more than 93 fruits and flowers documented, from a range of 300 to 2,000 meters above sea level), as well as the abundant presence of at least five different primates species, distinguish the area and fulfill the criteria of being a good habitat for orangutans.Although we gathered several independent reports of local villagers sighting orangutans and their nests or hearing the “longcalls” of males in different locations around Hadabuan Hills, the short time period of the expedition didn’t allow us to gather direct evidence of the great ape’s presence. Therefore it becomes clear that we need an orangutan-specific second expedition with a different strategic approach of spending more time in the area with a much smaller number of people, which would allow us to survey the area specifically and in more detail.Most likely orangutans were present in Hadabuan Hills decades ago — the question is whether or not a relic population persists or even just some individuals remain. According to Julia Mörchen, these individuals will most likely belong to the newly recognized species of the Tapanuli orangutan, Pongo tapanuliensis. However, due to the high elevation, the population density would probably be very low. But, orangutans or not, the Hadabuan Hills is a biological gem that deserves full protection from the dams, palm oil plantations, and poachers that now threaten it.This is a place where magic-eyed tigers entice monkeys and gibbons to fall from trees through hypnotism, and so well-known is this “magic” to the primate community that gibbons and monkeys have reportedly taken to sleeping on branches that overhang rivers so that if they fall during the night — nudged off a branch from down below by the tiger’s powerful pupils — they’ll have at least a fighting chance at survival in the swift-moving rivers. Anecdotal reports also describe tigers stealing recently gutted fish from evening campsites where fishermen were just an arm’s length away, with the big cats either partially submerged in the river or crouching low in the gloom of the nearby foliage; some tigers, so the stories go, unwilling to creep too close to camp, will swat the ground several times in succession with their mighty paws, demanding a tasty river fish from the human intruders, until those intruders toss a few to harimau, King of the jungle.And it is not just wildlife, rivers, and jungles that are of interest in this little-known ecosystem. Rock carvings, of possibly ancient, pre-Islamic origin, have been found chiseled into a limestone cliff beside the Bila River. Rock carvings are pretty much impossible to date, so the images have to be compared stylistically to other similar carvings from the region. Rock carvings of insects and hornbills(?) are somewhat unusual, and probably better pondered by professional archaeologists. It is possible that more carvings will be found, while a couple thousand feet above the river, in the village of Lobu Tayas, large stone carvings of what are apparently ancient kings or gods have been found and are looked after by villagers. The Hadabuan Hills is therefore a natural and cultural treasure for Indonesia.Curious rock carvings depicting an insect and possibly hornbills on the Bila River. Photo by Haray Sam Munthe.Purportedly ancient rock carvings in Lobu Tayas Village depicting an ancient king or god. Photo by Haray Sampurna Munthe.We called it a “leftover land,” but the Hadabuan Hills has got to be one of the prettiest places in Sumatra, and that’s saying something. To see it badly scarred by a hydroelectric dam of questionable use and value would be deeply disturbing. We have seen what dams do in the tropics: it is like some kind of famine has ravaged the biodiversity, leaving behind a dead, broken, and drowned ecosystem. This cannot be allowed to happen to yet another biodiversity hotspot in Indonesia.Is there any hope? Any plan? We would like to install several camera traps in and around the dam construction site to show the government that nationally protected species such as tigers and tapirs reside in this area, in order to get them to reconsider this project. We have started a crowdfunding campaign to help pay for it.Big business almost always wins in situations like this; maybe the tigers can work some of their magic for us and stop the Siborpa Dam.The Bila River near Lobu Tayas. Photo by Gregory McCann.Gregory McCann is the Project Coordinator for the NGO Habitat ID and the author of Called Away by a Mountain Spirit: Journeys to the Green Corridor.Haray Sampurna Munthe is the founder of Sumatran Tiger Rangers.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 Mike Gaworeckilast_img read more

Tiger impressed with how far Trump can hit at 70

first_imgSenators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ LATEST STORIES “We didn’t have a match and played for fun,” Woods said. “I was testing drivers and fairway woods and changed some settings. I think he enjoyed seeing the difference in shots when you experiment.”Woods has some knowledge about US Presidents and their golf games. The 79-time PGA Tour winner played alongside current US President Barack Obama in February 2013 and has also played alongside two other former US leaders.“I’ve now had the privilege of playing golf with Mr. Trump, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and I appreciate the opportunity,” Woods said.Woods also recounted how Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan was co-opted by the US Ryder Cup team to give him a personal boost during his layoff when he served as assistant captain last September, helping the team beat Europe at Hazeltine to reclaim the trophy.Woods noted every player was wearing a jacket with a red T-shirt underneath.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely “What most impressed me was how far he hits the ball at 70 years old,” Woods said in a posting on his website blog. “He takes a pretty good lash.”Woods didn’t go into details about conversations with Trump, purportedly a 2.8 handicapper, over the South Florida layout.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“Our discussion topics were wide-ranging; it was fun,” Woods said. “We both enjoyed the bantering, bickering and needling. I also shared my vision for golf and what I’m trying to do.”Woods made it sound like he didn’t take any money off Trump, who is set to be inaugurated as the 45th US President on January 20. ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books 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 Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ MOST READ 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town “They all stood, unzipped the front, and the T-shirt read, ‘MAKE TIGER GREAT AGAIN,’” Woods said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tiger Woods of the United States hits his tee shot on the 13th hole during the final round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany, The Bahamas on December 4, 2016 in Nassau, Bahamas. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPTiger Woods said Thursday he was impressed with how far US President-elect Donald Trump can hit a golf ball at age 70 in his first public comments about the December 23 round.The two played at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach about three weeks after Woods, a 14-time major champion and former world number one, made his comeback from a 16-month layoff following back surgery.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: NBA mascot spoofs Mariah Carey’s ‘failed’ performance Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stintlast_img read more

NBA: Aldridge spurs San Antonio past Raptors

first_imgDILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Toronto’s defeat was their fourth straight loss however, and their challenge was hampered by the absence of DeMar DeRozan, who sprained an ankle at the weekend.The Spurs, who sat Kawhi Leonard, had surged into a 13-point lead at one stage in the first half but Toronto drew level in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter at the Air Canada Centre.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 returnDejounte Murray gave San Antonio a two-point lead with a jump shot before Toronto’s Terrence Ross missed a 25-foot effort with 1:17 to play.The Raptors meanwhile were unable to punish a Spurs turnover with 45 seconds left before Aldridge scored two key free throws to help get San Antonio over the line. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 MOST READ Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) drives against Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)LOS ANGELES—LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points as the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Toronto Raptors 108-106 on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila) to stay on the heels of the Golden State Warriors at the top of the Western Conference.Aldridge, who also grabbed seven rebounds and two assists, led the scoring as the Spurs notched their fifth win on the trot to improve to 36-9, two games behind the Warriors (38-7).ADVERTISEMENT Patty Mills was the other main scorer for San Antonio with 18 points while Dave Bertans (12) and David Lee (11) also made key contributions.Kyle Lowry topped Toronto’s scoring with 30 points while Ross added 21 points off the bench. Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NBA: Frustrated LeBron bemoans Cavs organizationlast_img read more

Amid slump, Garcia hopes Elasto Painters learn from setbacks

first_imgMalaysians look to Filipinos to understand basketball better Sporting an almost opposite demeanor to the now-NLEX coach, Garcia believes that the Elasto Painters are mature enough to man up to their faults as they seek to make it to the quarterfinals.“It’s just that we have to make them believe that we have a chance. We have to make them believe that we are still a good team,” he said.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 returnOnce carrying a 5-2 card, Rain or Shine suddenly finds itself at a precarious position after losses to San Miguel (107-101 in overtime), Meralco (82-72), and on Sunday, against GlobalPort (117-99).The string of losses put the Elasto Painters at an even 5-5 slate, needing a win against Alaska on Wednesday to avoid going to a knockout playoff against Blackwater. Garcia is wishing that the slump would be enough of a reality check for his wards after he said some players failed to submit to the selfless system Rain or Shine is known for. “Some players are just playing for themselves, not thinking anymore like the old Rain or Shine team who helps each other out. Now, we look disjointed. We know what the problem is and we just have to fix it. The main problem is between them. They’re no longer sharing the ball, and at times, are too gun-shy. We are not as fluid as before,” he said. “We just have to step out and must make a recovery after these losses.”Garcia is also keeping his hopes up that these struggles will serve as a blessing in disguise to toughen up this new-look Rain or Shine team.“If we have to get through this to get better, then I’ll take this,” he said. “We still have a chance to make it to the top six, depending how we play against Alaska. I’m more worried of our players on how they react and I hope they can step out of their shadows and talk to themselves and fix these problems.”ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member View comments MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDespite Rain or Shine’s three-game slump at the tailend of the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup eliminations, coach Caloy Garcia said that he won’t revert to the old ways of former coach Yeng Guiao.“The difference now is there’s no one to curse at (the players),” he said, talking about the ex-mentor’s ways of toughening up his squad.ADVERTISEMENT Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’last_img read more