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Moving on from Star, Yap scores 10 in Rain or Shine debut

first_imgAs fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise “Naka-move on na ako (I have moved on),” said Yap Wednesday at Ynares Center. “Sa buhay basketball hindi naman natin hawak ang mga ganyang bagay. (That’s the basketball life, we don’t have control on these types of things).”When he was still with Star, Yap faced Rain or Shine three times in the Finals and has a 2-1 record with his current team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliThose two victories was during the then-San Mig Coffee Mixers Grand Slam run.“Pag sinabing Rain or Shine malakas na team yan, championship team yan (when you say Rain or Shine that’s a championship team),” said Yap. “Before, nung wala pa ako dito hirap na hirap kaming talunin, buti na lang kahit papaano napunta ako sa magandang team. (When I was still with my former team, we had a hard time beating them and I’m fortunate I was able to get to a good team).”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Diaz: Future of weightlifting is bright Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine We are young Senators to proceed with review of VFA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports PH among economies most vulnerable to virus MOST READ EDITORS’ PICK Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Gary David and James Yap. PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—-James Yap’s shocking move to Rain or Shine may still ring a different tune to spectators, but the man himself is perfectly at ease with his new orchestra.The former poster boy of the Star franchise, who had 10 points in his debut for the Elastopainters and made his 1,001st career triple, said he’s moved on from his past club.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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NBA: Karl’s criticism of Sacramento Kings omitted from book—report

first_imgAs it turns out, the feisty mentor also had unflattering remarks about the last NBA team he ever coached, the Sacramento Kings, which did not make the book’s final cut, ESPN reported.The 65-year-old was unable to publish his sentiments regarding some of the Kings personnel—including volatile superstar DeMarcus Cousins, owner Vivek Ranadive, and general manager Vlade Divac—as he was “not authorized” to slander the California-based franchise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliHis tumultuous stay in Sacramento only lasted 14 months, with the team firing him after he clashed with management, and amassing a mediocre 44-68 win-loss record.In compliance with a settlement agreement, Karl must refrain from critical commentary of the organization upon his departure, the report clarified. As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Inquirer 7: PBA highlights Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Senators to proceed with review of VFA Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Aside from his unprinted stories concerning the team’s key members, Karl also reportedly detailed a story about how current Kings’ forward Rudy Gay greeted him upon first arriving in Sac-town, who said “Welcome to basketball hell.” The exchange was left out as well from the final manuscript.Karl’s seemingly out-of-line remarks during his tenure at the Mile High City has sparked outrage from several of his former players who have publicly denounced his views.His extremely-strained relationship with Cousins was well documented last season, and it’s highly likely that ‘Boogie’ would have responded harshly to Karl’s thoughts about him. Khristian IbarrolaADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ We are young EDITORS’ PICK Former NBA bench boss George Karl. AP file photoFormer NBA coach George Karl left no stone unturned in terms of criticizing his former Denver Nuggets players in his new memoir “Furious George” set to be out next month.NBA: Ex-Nuggets coach George Karl lambasts Carmelo Anthony in new bookADVERTISEMENT Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND View comments Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modeslast_img read more

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Shorebirds can no longer count on the Arctic as a safe haven for rearing their young

first_imgA new analysis of over 70 years’ worth of shorebird population data suggests that climate change has altered the migratory birds’ Arctic safe haven to such a degree that it is now helping drive rapid declines in their numbers.After studying data from 38,191 nests found across all seven continents and belonging to 237 populations of 111 different species, an international team led by researchers with the Milner Centre for Evolution at the UK’s University of Bath determined that shorebirds worldwide have experienced a drastic increase in nest predation over the past seven decades.The data suggests that nest predation rates have doubled in the North Temperate Zone, which includes Europe and most of Asia and North America. In the Arctic, which migratory shorebirds are used to using as something of a refuge, rates of daily nest predation have tripled. A new analysis of over 70 years’ worth of shorebird population data suggests that climate change has altered the migratory birds’ Arctic safe haven to such a degree that it is now helping drive rapid declines in their numbers.After studying data from 38,191 nests found across all seven continents and belonging to 237 populations of 111 different species, an international team led by researchers with the Milner Centre for Evolution at the UK’s University of Bath determined that shorebirds worldwide have experienced a drastic increase in nest predation over the past seven decades.Historically, the highest rates of nest predation have occurred in the tropics, the researchers note in a study detailing their findings published in Science last month. That’s why many shorebirds, like plovers and sandpipers, migrate to the Arctic, where nest predation has traditionally been much lower, to lay their eggs and raise their young. But the data suggests that this pattern no longer holds in much of the Northern Hemisphere, the researchers found, as nest predation rates have doubled in the North Temperate Zone, which includes Europe and most of Asia and North America. In the Arctic, which migratory shorebirds are used to using as something of a refuge, rates of daily nest predation have tripled.The study’s lead author, Vojtěch Kubelka, a PhD student at the University of Bath when the study was carried out, summed up the team’s findings in rather stark terms: “The Arctic, with recently elevated rates of nest predation, is no longer a safe harbour for breeding birds: on the contrary, the Arctic now represents an extensive ecological trap for migrating shorebirds from a nest predation perspective.”The ‘double whammy’ of fewer babies hatching and decline in the survival of adults has had a devastating effect on population numbers of species such as the critically endangered Spoonbill Sandpiper (Calidris pygmea). Photo Credit: Pavel Tomkovich.At the same time, studies have consistently shown that the survival of adult shorebirds has decreased due to habitat destruction and hunting, which, combined with lower reproduction rates due to increased nest predation, has led to a one-two punch that has shorebird populations on the ropes. Kubelka and co-authors write that, while the precise causes of the increased nest predation are still unclear, rising global temperatures are likely playing a role: “This increased nest predation is consistent with climate-induced shifts in predator-prey relationships.”Climate change could be driving increased nest predation in several ways, according to the study. For instance, lemmings are a key element in the Arctic food web, but their numbers have also undergone a severe crash due to changes in the region’s snow cover resulting from higher ambient temperature instability over the past several decades, and the lack of lemmings could have led some predators to seek out shorebird nests more often in order to find a meal. Other potential climate-induced drivers include changes in vegetation structure or in the behavior and distribution of nest predators like foxes, which could have made those predators more successful egg hunters.“What is particularly striking about these results is that it is clear that nest losses to predators have risen really quickly in the Arctic over the past 20 years,” Professor Robert Freckleton, a study co-author and the head of the Department for Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield, said in a statement.The study linked climate change to a threefold increase in daily nest predation in the Arctic over the last 70 years. Changes to distribution and behavior of predator species like foxes could be the cause. Photo Credit: Pavel Tomkovich.“The precise mechanisms are probably quite complex, but overall it looks like changes in climate are playing a leading role in driving such changes both in the Arctic and at a global scale as well. This is particularly threatening for this group of birds as large numbers of species are declining anyway — and many have formerly relied on the Arctic to provide relative safe breeding grounds.”Co-author Tamás Székely, a professor at the University of Bath, said that the study’s findings were “alarming.” He called planet Earth “a fragile planet with complex ecosystems” and said that “changes in predator-prey interactions can lead to cascading effects through the food web with detrimental consequences for many organisms thousands of kilometres away.”The migration of shorebirds from the Arctic to the tropics is one of the largest movements of biomass in the world, Székely added, “But with increased nest predation, the babies are no longer making this journey with their parents. This could be the last nail in the coffin for critically endangered species such as the Spoonbill Sandpiper.”Study co-author Tamás Székely said increased nest predation “could be the last nail in the coffin” for critically endangered like the Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Calidris pygmea). Photo Credit: Pavel Tomkovich.CITATION• Kubelka, V., Šálek, M., Tomkovich, P., Végvári, Z., Freckleton, R. P., & Székely, T. (2018). Global pattern of nest predation is disrupted by climate change in shorebirds. Science, 362(6415), 680-683. doi:10.1126/science.aat8695 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 Mike Gaworeckicenter_img Animal Behavior, Animals, Arctic Animals, Birds, Climate Change, Critically Endangered Species, Endangered Species, Environment, Global Warming, Impact Of Climate Change, Predators, Research, Wildlife last_img read more