Juventus forward Higuain scoring again ahead of Roma match

first_img“I didn’t miss scoring,” Higuain said. “It was an outside problem, but not for me. I was always relaxed and calm.”Higuain, however, has struggled at times since joining Juventus for an Italian-record €90 million ($100 million) after scoring a Serie A record 36 goals for Napoli last season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliHiguain’s goals have come at the same time as the return from injury of Paulo Dybala. Five of the eight matches before Dybala’s injury were decided by goals from the two Argentines.Dybala came on for the final 20 minutes of the derby against Torino, when the score was still 1-1, and changed the match. View comments As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Buffon also praised Roma captain Francesco Totti. The veteran pair — Totti turned 40 in September and Buffon will be 39 next month — played together many times for Italy and won the World Cup in 2006.“You can’t take anything away from Francesco. He has the same class as when he started playing, in fact I think he’s even better in some aspects,” Buffon said. “He’s an icon for the team and for the city of Rome.” –Daniella Matar/APSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Torino’s head coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, right, with back to camera, hugs Juventus’s head coach Massimiliano Allegri during the Serie A soccer match between Torino and Juventus at Olympic Stadium in Turin, Italy, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. Fans have barely got their breath back from two pulsating matches in Torino vs. Juventus and Roma vs. AC Milan, and excitement is already building for Saturday’s standout fixture which sees Serie A leader Juventus welcome second-placed Roma. (Photo by ALESSANDRO DI MARCO/ANSA via AP)MILAN — Gonzalo Higuain’s return to form couldn’t have come at a better time.The Juventus forward scored twice in Sunday’s 3-1 win at Torino — after having scored only once in the previous eight matches. And with the league leaders next facing second-place Roma on Saturday, Higuain’s goal-scoring touch will be in demand again.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town MOST READ EDITORS’ PICK Senators to proceed with review of VFA We are young Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantinecenter_img Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports 2019 SEA Games to be fanned out in venues, says Ramirez Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meanwhile, Roma striker Edin Dzeko hasn’t had any problems scoring. The Bosnia and Herzegovina forward has scored 12 goals in Serie A this season — four more than he netted in 31 appearances in his debut campaign, and three more than Higuain.“Both of them know how to play,” Roma midfielder Diego Perotti. “They don’t just sit in the area waiting for the ball. They go in the middle, track back to get the ball. They know how to provide assists. They are two complete footballers, among the best in the world.”Dzeko has also drawn praise from the man tasked with stopping him on Saturday — Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.“Right now Dzeko is their most dangerous player,” Buffon said. “He’s slotted into (Roma coach Luciano) Spalletti’s playing system very easily and evidently understands it to perfection, judging by their results.“He probably just needed a bit of time. Dzeko’s past career speaks volumes, just as his current form does.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughterlast_img read more

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, August 10, 2018

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 Article published by John Cannon There are many important conservation and environmental stories Mongabay isn’t able to cover.Here’s a digest of some of the significant developments from the week.If you think we’ve missed something, feel free to add it in the comments. We’ve collected a few stories that were published this week by other news outlets.Tropical forestsNew aerial images track the continued destruction of the Amazon for gold mining (Wired).Brazil’s environment ministry says it has cut its carbon dioxide emissions to below its 2020 emissions target (Reuters).The life span of captured Asian elephants is shorter than that of elephants born in captivity (University of Turku/Phys.Org).Funding for forest conservation must increase, conservation groups say (Environmental Finance).A World Bank-supported chimpanzee sanctuary in Guinea is now threatened by a World Bank-backed dam project (The Guardian).Fire is a more potent degrader of Amazon forest than logging, new research finds (Pacific Standard).A company building a new dam in Indonesia’s Sumatra Island as part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative insists it won’t cause the extinction of the Tapanuli orangutan, but scientists say the evidence suggests otherwise (National Geographic News, Christian Science Monitor).Opponents of a “new” dam in Malaysian Borneo say it’s the same project they’ve fought against for years because of the communities it will displace and the environmental problems it will cause (The Star).Lemurs use millipedes to treat the symptoms of threadworm infections (The Economist).A look back into our planet’s climate history reveals that the carbon dioxide we’re liable to add to the atmosphere by 2100 could radically change life as we know it (The Atlantic).Brazil has created a zero-extinction alliance to protect the habitat of some 230 species of wildlife (American Bird Conservancy).Women in Guyana lend their knowledge to help address climate change (Demerara Waves).A new study lays out three strategies that seeds employ to survive often hostile tropical environments (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute/Science Daily).Other newsScientists have created “biological passports” to follow the movements of individual whale sharks (Science Magazine).Authorities confiscated more than 1,100 endangered Indian star tortoises in India on their way to Bangladesh (The Hindu).Right now, it looks like 2018 will be the fourth-hottest year ever recorded (The New York Times).The latest algal bloom in Florida is menacing the state’s wildlife (The New York Times).Trump administration officials must disallow the use of a pesticide harmful to children’s brain development, a court says (Los Angeles Times).The last of the 11 black rhinos moved to Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park in June has died after a lion attack (Capital News, The Daily Mail).California has signed on to a “green financing” pact (Global Climate Summit).Scientists warn of drastically different “hothouse Earth” climate, even if humans do cut carbon emissions (BBC News, New Scientist).The algae that live with corals may have evolved 160 million years ago, much earlier than previously thought (BBC News).Scientists turn up evidence that cities are driving the evolution of some wildlife species (The Guardian).A controversial $444 million grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation would force applications for taxpayer money to go through a private organization, critics say (The Guardian).A chronicle of a necropsy on the blue whale, the largest animal that’s ever lived (Hakai Magazine).Sixteen days after her calf’s death, a mother orca is still tending to her baby’s body (BBC News).The ocean’s mammals have lost the gene that protects land-dwelling mammals from the mind-altering effects of a pesticide (University of Pittsburgh/Phys.Org, The New York Times).Is this what the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge might look like with gas and oil drilling? (The New York Times).A corn variety acclimated to low-nitrogen soils could help cut the use of fertilizer (The Atlantic).White House officials reel back controls on a pesticide that may threaten essential pollinators like bees (The Guardian).Zoologists describe two new species of lizards from India (The Natural History Museum, London).New EU law holds promise for indigenous community rights around the world (Underrepresented Nations & Peoples Organization).A board member of the UN’s Green Climate Fund explains the turmoil surrounding a recent meeting, leading to a failure to approve around $1 billion in projects (Devex).Banner image of an Indian star tortoise by Davidvraju (CC BY-SA 4.0), via Wikimedia Commons.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 Conservation, Environment, Weekly environmental news update last_img read more

Ecuador’s indigenous Cofán hail court-ordered end to mining on their land

first_imgA court in Ecuador’s Sucumbíos province has ordered that the mining concessions already in operation on territory claimed by the Cofán indigenous people, and those currently in the process of being granted, must be canceled, affecting some 324 square kilometers (125 square miles) in total.The ruling also requires that reparations be made for any impacts caused by recent mining.For the community, the court’s decision is a victory that represents a milestone for the rights of all indigenous communities in Ecuador. In January 2018, the Cofán indigenous people of Sinangoe, Ecuador, discovered several machines mining the Aguarico riverbed near Cayambe Coca National Park. This came as a surprise to them because they’d never been consulted about any mining projects in their territory. They decided to speak out against the violation of their rights to prior consultation as well as the rights of nature and a healthy environment, which are both recognized in the Ecuadoran constitution.After nearly a year of legal struggle to halt the mining and the water pollution that came with it, the provincial court of Sucumbíos ordered that the concessions already in operation and those currently in the process of being granted must be canceled, affecting some 324 square kilometers (125 square miles) in total. With the court’s ruling, mining will not be allowed in any of those areas. Additionally, the decision requires the reparation and/or remediation of the areas already affected by mining. Before any new concession is granted, miners must begin the prior consultation process with the Cofán de Sinangoe community.When members of the Cofán community learned of the verdict in October 2018, they were overjoyed. “Sinangoe is fighting for the well-being of everyone, not only for the A’i Cofán community, but for everyone in Sucumbíos province: for the A’i Cofán, Siona, Secoya, Kichwa, and for other nationalities that are uniting to defend their rivers,” said Mario Criollo, the president of the Cofán community of Sinangoe. “This victory is a great achievement for our children and for future generations. We will continue to watch over our land and fight to have our property titles.”The Cofán community of Sinangoe spent months protesting state entities that granted mining concessions in their territory without the community’s permission. Image by Jerónimo Zuñiga for Amazon Frontlines.Not only was the violation of their right to prior consultation recognized, the court also reaffirmed their rights to water, a healthy environment, and the right of nature. “These themes were included in the community’s initial complaint, but they were not recognized in the court’s first decision,” said María Espinosa, coordinator of the Amazon Frontlines legal program and a lawyer for the Cofán de Sinangoe. “We are pleasantly surprised that this judge has done such an extensive analysis of rights. [This decision] extends its analysis to indicate that other communities and groups are equally affected.”This victory, in Criollo’s words, sets an important standard for the Cofán community and for all the indigenous communities in Ecuador defending their territories from mining. Also in October, Ecuador’s National Water Secretariat (SENAGUA) recognized the Cofánes, Chingual and Aguarico rivers as protected waters, a move that reinforces the court’s decision and represents a step forward in the application of the rights of nature.A nearly year-long legal battleFollowing the discovery of mining activities, the Cofán community requested a protective action with the help of the Ombudsman’s office to halt the mining. In an article published by Mongabay Latam in September 2018,  Nicolas Mainville, the coordinator of the environmental monitoring program at Amazon Frontlines, described how the mining was affecting the area. “In [the Puerto Libre concession], 37 acres [15 hectares] of trees were cut down, over one mile [1.6 kilometers] of road was constructed, and seven different sites were added that included pools and camps,” he said.According to Mainville the levels of pollution in the Aguarico River were not being measured, so it is unknown how much cyanide was used in the mining operations. Members of the Cofán community had requested these measurements many times, arguing that they could see a change in the water color.The Aguarico River has been contaminated by mining activity. Image by Jerónimo Zuñiga for Amazon Frontlines.Halfway through the year, they received good news: in a historic decision on July 27, a judge from the canton of Gonzalo Pizarro, an administrative division in Sucumbíos province, ruled in favor of the Cofán community and the Ombudsman’s office. The judge declared that the community’s right to free and informed prior consultation had been violated, ruling against the Ministry of Mining, the Ministry of Environment, the Mining Regulation and Control Agency (ARCOM), and SENAGUA. The court ordered the immediate suspension of all 20 mining concessions that had already been granted, along with the 32 concessions that were still being processed. This decision affirmed the communities’ claims regarding their right to prior consultation, but not to water, a healthy environment or the rights of nature.However, the decision was immediately appealed by the defendants. At the appeal hearing on Sept. 5, the institutions named as defendants in the case claimed that it had not been necessary to do the prior consultation process because, they said, the mining activity did not take place within Cofán territory, nor did it affect the interests or rights of those in the community.  “There is a clear lack of knowledge and an act of bad faith on the part of the ministries,” Espinosa said at the time.In the midst of these tensions, the three judges hearing the appeal decided to postpone their verdict until after they visited the area to observe the damages and analyze the arguments given by the parties. Uncertainty and anxiety in the Cofán community grew until Oct. 22, when the judges issued the historic ruling in their favor.The Cofán have expressed concern that the Aguarico River’s crystal-clear water may be contaminated with cyanide. Image by Jerónimo Zuñiga for Amazon Frontlines.Consultation or notification?Espinosa spoke to Mongabay Latam about the importance of this case. “This [ruling] confirms that their right to prior consultation was violated. It recognizes that they are the ancestral owners of that land and that decisions affecting them can’t be made without consulting them or knowing their opinions, especially for mining activity,” she said.However, Espinosa pointed out that even if the Cofán community was to be consulted before future mining concessions were granted, there were no guarantees the community’s position would be adhered to since there are no laws in Ecuador regulating the prior consultation process.“The guideline applied by the government for the consultation turns it into a process of simply notifying and informing the communities, but it doesn’t take into account their opinions,” Espinosa said. “Therefore, until a law exists that is created by consulting and agreeing with members of the community, they will not accept nor yield to any consultation processes.”Banner image caption: Members of the Cofán community of Sinangoe walk along the Aguarico River as a backhoe removes land in the background. Image by Jerónimo Zuñiga for Amazon Frontlines.This story first appeared on Mongabay Latam on October 25, 2018. Article published by Willie Shubert Conservation, Forests, Freshwater Fish, Happy-upbeat Environmental, Illegal Mining, Indigenous Peoples, Law Enforcement, Water Pollution center_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 overSponsoredlast_img read more

‘Neymar Jr’s Five’ football tournament reaches Manila

first_imgFootball star Neymar Jr.’s signature football tournament has reached Manila.ADVERTISEMENT The tournament named Neymar Jr’s Five features a unique, fast-paced football competition which has drawn more 65,000 players from 47 countries in its first year.It is a 10-minute, five-a-side battle with a twist—each time one team scores, the opposition loses a player. The game ends when the time runs out or until one team has no player left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe qualifying rounds in Manila will be held on February 18 and 25 at SPARTA Philippines in Mandaluyong with the finals scheduled on March 4.This year’s edition is open to teams of five to seven players aged 16 to 25 and, for the first time, two over-aged players. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims View comments Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ MOST READ Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taalcenter_img Federer rolls into all-Swiss Australian Open semi LATEST STORIES DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Participants must have a passport on standby with a chance of making it to the World Final at Instituto Projeto NeymarJr in Praia Grande, Brazil this year. Celest Flores-ColinaSports 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 Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikelylast_img read more

Ateneo opens post-Valdez era with sweep of UST

first_imgMotorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member This is Ateneo’s first UAAP match without the three-time UAAP MVP Valdez, who steered the school to a couple of championships.Alexine Cabaños had the unfortunate fate of throwing away UST’s final serve that sealed Ateneo’s win.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“People expected us to have jitters but at the end of the game what we trained for eventually showed,” said Jia Morado, who took over the captain’s role from Valdez. “There were some points when we were shaky but we were able to get a grip of things.”Jho Maraguinot was the standout offensive player for Ateneo as she led the Lady Eagles with 15 points but Morado also set up other players at their side of the floor. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlyssa Valdez may have already left, but Ateneo hasn’t forgotten its winning ways.The Lady Eagles swept the University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses, 25-20, 25-21, 25-22, Saturday at the start of the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Returning players Mich Morente and Kat Tolentino combined for 17 points while Bea De Leon added seven.EJ Laure and Cherry Rondina combined for 27 points to lead UST. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study MOST READcenter_img Santiago admits NU got ‘excited’ in poor start vs UE 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown View commentslast_img read more

Ginebra ties series at 1-1, survives San Miguel in OT

first_imgLucena, CDO, Cebu to host 2017 PBA All-Star Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos 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 PBA IMAGESLUCENA—Barangay Ginebra outlasted San Miguel Beer, 124-118, in overtime to even the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Finals at 1-1 Sunday night at Quezon Convention Center here.Ginebra forward Joe Devance sent the game into overtime, 110-all, after following up his own miss at the end of regulation.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Unfortunately for SMB, Lassiter got ejected with still 1:00 left in the period after incurring a technical foul for taunting. He was earlier whistled for a flagrant one in the second quarter.The Beermen’s woes were further compounded with June Mar Fajardo fouling out with 2:33 remaining in regulation, but got a lift from Chris Ross and reserves Ronald Tubid and Gabby Espinas late.Tubid, though, split his freebies with 3.2 seconds remaining and left the door open for Ginebra, as Devance scored the game-tying putback at the buzzer to send the raucous crowd on its feet.San Miguel’s comeback bid fell short with Ross fouling out early in overtime as Thompson and Sol Mercado put the Beermen away.Arwind Santos topped San Miguel with 23 points and 15 rebounds, but shot 5-of-18 from threes.ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Scottie Thompson flirted with a triple-double, collecting 18 points, career-high 18 rebounds and eight assists for the Gin Kings.“What a game, huh?” Ginebra head coach Tim Cone asked. “Just goes to show how good San Miguel is, in terms of their ability to come back from a 24-point halftime deficit. They just dominated us in that third quarter and most of the fourth. The only thing we did good is we were resilient. We fought with the ups and downs, and we continued to battle, we found a way to put it into overtime.”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 returnIt was a reversal of roles from Game 1, with Ginebra firing on all cylinders early as it erected a 26-point edge, 65-39, with 1:10 left in the second quarter thanks to Kevin Ferrer’s 18-point explosion in the second quarter.But San Miguel didn’t go down that easily, with Marcio Lassiter unloading 16 of his 21 points in the Beermen’s blazing 39-point third frame. View comments MOST READ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ross finished with 16 markers, 11 assists, and five rebounds, while Tubid had 16 points and seven boards.Fajardo was limited to just 10 points, seven rebounds, and four blocks in a foul-plagued outing.Game 3 is on Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The scores: GINEBRA 124 – Aguilar 23, Ferrer 21, Thompson 18, Devance 16, Tenorio 15, Mercado 11, Ellis 8, Marcelo 6, Cruz 4, Taha 2.SAN MIGUEL 118 – Santos 23, Lassiter 21, Ross 16, Tubid 16, Cabagnot 13, Espinas 13, Fajardo 10, Heruela 4, De Ocampo 2, Agovida 0, Reyes 0. Quarters: 28-20, 67-43, 85-82, 110-110, 124-118.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezonlast_img read more

Barcelona, Real Madrid to play Miami ‘Clasico’

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing UST stays hot, blanks UE for fourth straight win Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties 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 Real Madrid is returning to play in the tournament for the fifth time while Barcelona is making its third appearance in the competition.A statement said the Hard Rock Stadium would host an additional game on July 26. Further details would be released later this month. Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions The match is part of the International Champions Cup, the annual global exhibition series which features clubs from Europe and around the world.It is the first time Barcelona and Real Madrid have met in North America, organizers 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 return“I am thrilled to bring the International Champions Cup back to the city of Miami,” said Dolphins billionaire owner Stephen Ross, whose company bankrolls the tournament.“The opportunity to showcase two of the most storied clubs in the history of the sport is why we created this tournament.” Real Madrid’s defender Sergio Ramos (3rdR) heads the ball to score the equalizer during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on December 3, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGOSpanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid will play each other in a one-off pre-season “El Clasico” in Miami in July, organizers confirmed Friday.The La Liga arch-rivals will meet at the Hard Rock Stadium, the 65,000-seat home of the NFL Miami Dolphins, on July 29.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos LATEST STORIES Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home View commentslast_img read more

Aguilar’s defensive effort earns Cone’s praise

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos PBA IMAGESWith TNT controlling the tempo of the game in the first half, Ginebra coach Tim Cone told his wards at halftime that the Gin Kings must pick up the pace on defense if they want to grab the victory.Luckily, Japeth Aguilar heeded the call and held the fort in the paint, allowing the Gin Kings to slowly creep their way back.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES View comments Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Ateneo focused on winning crown, not vengeance against La Salle Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Thereed-thin forward was glad to gain some praises from the legendary coach but noted that he didn’t do it alone.“Coach told us at halftime that we’re playing good, but TNT is playing better. So we have to make ways to stop them from scoring or make it hard for them on offense. He wanted us to be more intense on defense,” he said, as he finished with 16 points, 14 rebounds, and five blocks. “We huddled and we really stepped up our defense. I’m thankful for my teammates and it’s a total team effort.”Aguilar also said that all the Gin Kings success as off late comes from their hard work in practice. That’s why he isn’t surprised with the team’s position in the top three before the league goes to the All-Star break.“It all starts in our practice. I’m proud of my teammates because everyone is really working hard,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT “Japeth was incredibly active all game long. He’s such an intimidator and great rim protector all game long and I think, that was the key,” Cone said. “It was really the defensive stand in the third and fourth quarter that really changed the game and Japeth was just all over the place.”READ: Brownlee’s 34 helps Ginebra snap TNT’s 5-game win run 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 returnHe continued: “If he wasn’t blocking shots, he was changing shots, and he was intimidating everybody. He may have not scored the most points but I think he was the best player tonight.”Aguilar’s defensive might down low sparked Ginebra’s scathing second half showing as it snagged the 107-89 win on Sunday for its fourth straight victory in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikelylast_img read more

Cavs the champs but Warriors the favorites in NBA Finals

first_imgChina reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle The Warriors are 12-0 in the playoffs and have won 27 of their last 28 overall. Cleveland will have to slow down a team that has been beating teams by 16.3 points per game in the postseason.A lackluster postseason could be salvaged by a close, compelling series, which was the result of an NBA 2K17 simulation that ended with Durant leading the Warriors to a Game 7 rout.READ: Warriors wary of LeBron as Cavs arrive for NBA FinalsThe Warriors are a powerhouse, but the Cavs are 12-1 in the playoffs and give themselves a shot no matter who else does.“Since I’ve been in this league, it’s hard to get to the playoffs, let alone march all the way to the finals,” guard Iman Shumpert said. “But I think we got a great group, headlined by one of the best guys to ever do it. That gives us a chance in any game.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Some things to watch in the series:A LOT OF LOVE? Cleveland almost certainly needs the Kevin Love of the last round to have a chance at the upset. He averaged a quiet 13.8 points in the first two rounds, then busted out for 22.6 points and 12.4 rebounds per game against Boston in the Eastern Conference finals. Golden State will try to keep him in check with Draymond Green, one of the league’s best and most versatile defenders.READ: Cavs-Warriors Part III joins past championship trilogies “When he’s going, he makes their team a lot better,” Green said, “so it is my job to try to take him out of the game.”WHAT HOME-COURT ADVANTAGE? The Cavaliers’ nine-game postseason road winning streak, three shy of the 2001-02 Lakers’ league record, started with victories last year in Games 5 and 7 in Oakland. The Warriors won at least once in Cleveland in each of the last two NBA Finals, part of their franchise-record streak of 14 straight series with a road victory.READ: Durant gets chance to follow Lebron’s path to titleSTRAIGHT SHOOTERS? All-Star Klay Thompson is shooting 38 percent from the field in the postseason and 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala is just 3 for 27 from 3-point range. The Warriors’ best lineup against the Cavaliers probably has both players on the floor at the same time, with Iguodala on James and Thompson defending Irving, so Thompson said he doesn’t get caught up in whether his shot is falling.“What happened in the past in my mind doesn’t really count now unless we go out and finish the deal,” he said. “So as long as I perform at this stage now and play my hardest, that’s all I can ask for. It’s been working up to this point, so I can’t change what I’m doing.”NO WORRY FROM CURRY: After a knee injury in the playoffs and a quick turnaround following the conference finals, Curry wasn’t in top shape last June. He’s in better health now, even while wearing a sleeve over his elbow to protect some swelling.“Obviously not really dealing with any bumps or bruises really besides this elbow that’s not really a factor,” Curry said. “So other than that, feeling fresh.” Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Swing Out Sister back to PH this April More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions MOST READ Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working FILE – In this June 14, 2015, file photo, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, is guarded by Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during the second half of Game 5 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. While there have been 14 rematches in NBA Finals history, this year’s meeting between LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors will be the first trilogy in league history. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)Some predictions see the NBA Finals ending quickly. A video game simulation has them going the distance.All seem to agree on the Golden State Warriors winning.ADVERTISEMENT Beaten last year by Cleveland’s historic comeback, the Warriors will try to avenge that defeat and get back on top when they face the Cavaliers again, the first time two teams have met three straight times in the NBA Finals.Game 1 is Thursday at Oracle Arena, where the Cavaliers won their first championship last year by becoming the first team to rally from a 3-1 deficit in the finals. The Warriors are back with a more formidable team after adding Kevin Durant, a healthier one after Stephen Curry was injured last postseason, and not even LeBron James and the Cavs are given much chance of stopping them.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 groundREAD: Warriors seek redemption, Cavs want repeat as NBA Finals open“I think they’re the prohibitive favorite,” ABC analyst Jeff Van Gundy said. “I think when you’re the prohibitive favorite against LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, that means you’re a heck of a team, and they sure are.” Stephen Curry ready to take back championship that got away View commentslast_img read more

Tornadoes still deadly

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Uesato strikes as JPV trips Ilocos Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Santiago topscored with 26 points, while Laure added 20 to pace Foton’s offense that broke Generika-Ayala’s resolve.Overall, Foton out-attacked Generika-Ayala, 57-49, which was made possible by solid defense. Libero Jen Reyes made 17 of 49 excellent digs, while Laure accounted for 10 saves.In contrast, Generika-Ayala made 36 digs and 32 errors that doomed its chances.Underrated players Ceballos score 18 for Generika-Ayala, while Orendain and Casugod added 15 and 13, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet 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 Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFoton came face to face with a gritty and spunky Generika-Ayala squad Thursday night and it responded with a championship-worthy endgame performance.The Tornadoes, playing uncharacteristically slow in the first two sets, clawed back from two sets down to hack out a 19-25, 20-25, 25-18, 25-15, 15-7 victory in the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.ADVERTISEMENT For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Foton coach Moro Branislav admitted that their matchup with Generika-Ayala caused them problems.“We always have problem whenever we face Generika, it’s a good team,” he said. “We needed to address that concern first before we play our usual game.”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 groundThe Lifesavers were out for a massive upset with Fiola Ceballos, Patty Orendain and Gen Casugod going all out in the first two sets that caught the Tornadoes by surprise.But Jaja Santiago and EJ Laure soon found their groove to get Foton’s system going en route to a hard-earned fifth straight victory in as many games in Pool C.Generika fell to 2-3. View comments Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer 7 NPA members surrender in Isabela province MOST READ Trump invites Duterte again to visit US – this time for March summit LATEST STORIES A dream fulfilled for Christianlast_img read more