Tornadoes get Jaja back

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Vargas, Tolentino seek tro Jaja Santiago. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGood news for RC Cola-Army:  It finally got its groove back.Bad news: Jaja Santiago will be back in action for Foton.ADVERTISEMENT Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes 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 EDITORS’ PICK Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Just when RC Cola-Army coach Kungfu Reyes felt they have turned the corner with a methodical straight-sets win over Cignal, the Lady Troopers run into the Tornadoes today in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Philsports Complex.“Jaja’s return would be such a big boost to Foton,” Reyes said of the Foton ace, who’s returning from a 12-day training in Japan with National University.  “So we have to prepare ourselves and be ready.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentBut Reyes said they welcome the bigger challenge in the 3 p.m. match, and judging from their 25-13, 25-15, 25-10 disposal of Cignal last Tuesday, they are up to the task.“That’s the Army team I used to know,”  said Reyes. “While I’m glad that we’re gaining back our groove, we still have to work hard because the next few games will be very crucial.” We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Cignal and winless Generika clash in the battle of lowly clubs at 12:30 p.m. —Marc Anthony Reyes Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Payton enjoys mingling with Filipino fans in third PH visit

first_imgGary Payton during the meet-and-greet at the NBA Store in Glorietta. Photo by Mark GiongcoNBA legend Gary Payton will meet and interact with avid fans in basketball hotbed Cebu where the fourth NBA Store in the Philippines opens on Thursday at Ayala Center.Payton, a one-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, arrived in Manila on Tuesday and had lengthy talk with the Filipino media at the flagship NBA Store at Glorietta 3 in Makati during the meet-and-greet in the evening.ADVERTISEMENT Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine EDITORS’ PICK PH among economies most vulnerable to virus As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise We are young 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 UAAP women’s basketball: Lady Falcons claim last semis spot Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town View comments Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes The store in Cebu is also the first in the Visayas region, bringing the NBA experience to more fans across the country.During his media availability, Payton was overwhelmed with the number of people who showed up to catch him in the flesh, ask for autographs and take selfies.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“A lot of these NBA fans have never seen me in person and now they got to see me in person and that’s great. I’m having fun coming in cities like this and seeing how popular I am and bringing a turnout like this—it’s great for me to do that,” said the 48-year-old Payton, who was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.Payton had a celebrated NBA career that lasted 17 years. He was a nine-time All-Star and 10-time All-Defensive Team member. Nicknamed “The Glove” for his defensive prowess, Payton is in town for the third time. He, along with former stars Chris Webber, Glen Rice and Mitch Richmond, played in front of Filipino fans during the NBA Asia Challenge in 2010 held at Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports MOST READ Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capaslast_img read more

Solution to ocean’s plastic waste problem ‘starts with product design’

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 Biodiversity, Birds, Conservation, Conservation Solutions, Corporate Responsibility, Corporate Role In Conservation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporations, Ecology, Environment, Fish, Fishing, Marine Animals, Marine Biodiversity, Marine Conservation, Marine Ecosystems, Marine Mammals, Microplastics, Oceans, Plastic, Pollution, Sustainability, Water Pollution, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation center_img Solutions aimed at tackling the problem of plastic in the ocean need to focus on the design of plastic products, a group of researchers said at the ESOF18 conference in Toulouse, France.Some of the proposed solutions, such as those aimed at gathering plastic rubbish at sea with nets, are “concerning,” chemist Alexandra Ter Halle said, as they could also harm marine life.Though plastics themselves do pose significant dangers to marine life, plastic products can also help to limit our environmental footprint, marine biologist Richard Thompson said, so we should find ways to make them reusable and easily recyclable. TOULOUSE, France — Solving the problem of the growing amount of plastic in the ocean requires rethinking how we use and design plastic products, a group of scientists said at the European Open Science Forum (ESOF18) on July 10.To address the issue, we need to “properly consider the product’s life and its end of life right from the beginning, from the design stage,” said Richard Thompson, a marine biologist at the University of Plymouth in the U.K.Ocean cleanups, banning unnecessary single-use products, biodegradation, even recycling — none of these solutions alone will be enough to crack the problem, the researchers concluded. Interest has surged in tackling the problem of plastic in the ocean recently, but researchers have been studying the issue for years.Microplastic particles inside a perch larva. Image by Oona M. Lönnstedt via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0).Thompson said that early on in his training in marine biology, he didn’t expect that “rubbish” would be a central focus of his work. But in his explorations of the world’s oceans, he found trash, especially plastics, everywhere, and in every size.“It’s very difficult to go anywhere in the world actually in a marine environment without finding items of rubbish,” Thompson said. He and his team published an early paper on microplastics in 2004 documenting bits of plastic they found in sand that were “smaller than the diameter of a human hair.”Since then, the research community has published hundreds of papers cataloging the potential harm that castaway garbage can pose to some 700 species of marine life, from entanglement in “ghost nets” to infiltrating the diets of zooplankton. But plastics are also valuable for applications such as healthcare, food storage and manufacturing.“They bring many benefits that could reduce our human footprint on the planet,” he said.The problem is that much of the plastic generated every year is produced with “an outdated and inefficient business model,” Thompson said, one that isn’t aimed at the circular use of plastics.Plastic that washed ashore after a storm in California. Image by Kevin Krejci via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0).“Plastic in the sea is a symptom of a much wider problem about the rapid linear use of resource to waste,” Thompson said.Even though it’s where so much of the plastic ends up, “[we] all agree on the fact that the solution is not in the ocean,” said Jean-François Ghiglione, a microbiologist at the Oceanographic Observatory in Banyuls, France.Some of the proposed ideas have struck the researchers as wrong-headed. Collection initiatives using nets to collect trash from the sea are “a real concern,” said Alexandra Ter Halle, a chemist at Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France. A project called Ocean Cleanup is planning to use “screens” attached to floating pipes up to 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) to skim plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.“There is no way to separate the [marine] life from the plastic,” Ter Halle said. “Fishermen need authorization to go fishing at sea. But those cleaning initiatives, they don’t need any authorization to put those big nets at sea.”Ter Halle led the 7th Continent expedition in the North Atlantic in 2015. From the team’s surveys, she and her colleagues documented, for the first time, the presence of microscopic “nano-plastic” particles in the ocean. Their data is yet more evidence of how pervasive plastics are in the environment.Accumulated garbage on a beach on Msasani Bay in Tanzania. Image by Loranchet via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 3.0).Ghiglione has been investigating bacteria that could degrade plastic. For some, it seems to be a favorite food source.“They really love plastic,” he said.But are they plowing through the tons of rubbish in the ocean? “That’s not the case,” he said.Thompson returned to the idea that we need to think about the source of all this trash. Indeed, he said, getting rid of non-essential packaging and materials needs to happen. For example, on July 9, Starbucks announced it would stop providing plastic straws in its stores by 2020.“There are some plastics products that we didn’t need in the first place,” Thompson said. Going a step further than voluntary corporate commitments, he added, “I think we could have legislation to prohibit their use.”Plastic microfibers under a microscope. Image by M.Danny25 via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0).But, he said, policy and legal changes aren’t possible for every type and use of plastic. And that proliferation of different forms of plastic, in many cases making their disposal too complex for the average person, is part of the problem, he said.We could be recycling a lot more plastic than we currently are, he said. Only about 10 percent of what’s produced gets cycled back into new products.“Why is it so low?” Thompson said.Again, it goes back to the forethought that must go into plastics before they’re produced, he said: “If they’re not being designed so that they can be recycled, we’re wasting our time.”Editor’s note: John Cannon received a fellowship from Nature Research to attend ESOF18. Nature Research had no editorial control over the selection of this story or its content.Banner image of a beach in Tanzania by Loranchet via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 3.0).John Cannon is a Mongabay staff writer based in the Middle East. Find him on Twitter: @johnccannonCitationsGigault, J., Pedrono, B., Maxit, B., & Ter Halle, A. (2016). Marine plastic litter: the unanalyzed nano-fraction. Environmental Science: Nano, 3(2), 346-350.Thompson, R. C., Olsen, Y., Mitchell, R. P., Davis, A., Rowland, S. J., John, A. W., … & Russell, A. E. (2004). Lost at sea: where is all the plastic? Science, 304(5672), 838-838.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.last_img read more

Racela after TNT loss to Star: ‘Change doesn’t happen overnight’

first_imgDILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely “Our mindset is to still get as much wins because your position after the eliminations, you don’t have control over,” he said. “We’ll try to win every game and wherever we end up, we just have to prepare for the next battle. If it gives us best-of-three or a twice-to-beat disadvantage, we just have to take that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s not just letting you know of your mistake and the next day, things will change. I think they are still deciding if what we’re saying was right or wrong, and they have to think about that first before they even start changing those things,” he added. “And I hope we do that in time for the playoffs.”Sent to a two-game tailspin after their 88-77 defeat to the Star Hotshots on Sunday, the KaTropa are now in a precarious position as they join a five-team logjam in fifth with a 4-4 card.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 returnAnd TNT has nothing to blame for the defeat but itself after starting slow and falling behind by 17, 56-39, at halftime.The KaTropa went on a spirited rally but they dug themselves a hole they couldn’t climb out of. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments 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 Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos MOST READ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ “We dug a hole in the first half being down by 17. It changed in the second half, we had a better effort, everything was better in the second half, but we were already down big so it was really hard,” said Racela.Racela said he’s not alarmed with his team’s situation, but rather, is keeping his hopes up that the players will eventually buy into the change he is trying to establish.“There’s still a lot of things that we need to correct up to this point. My pitch every time to them is to play that way for 48 minutes. We can’t have an on-and-off switch,” he said.“I think it’s a question of desire. The players should be the ones answering that. As a coach, we just try to encourage them and remind them of the things they have to do.”And he’s wishing that will happen as soon as possible as TNT looks forward to its final three games against Mahindra, GlobalPort and No. 1 San Miguel.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Sloppy Aces pay price with loss to Elite Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT coach Nash Racela said that for the team to turn things around, the KaTropa must be willing to embrace necessary changes.“From day one, I’ve been telling them that there has to be changes. I’ve been calling out their attentions, their names, on what they have to change. Change doesn’t happen overnight,” said Racela. ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Gin Kings bring down Elite

first_imgMOST READ Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town The other looked like one of hopelessness, knowing that he and his Bolts don’t hold their fates in their hands.“I’m just happy to win this one,” Black said after an upset 82-72 clipping of Rain or Shine in the first game that did little with what’s left of Meralco’s wafer-thin hopes of surviving the elimination round of the season-opening conference.“We’re keeping our hopes up,” he said after rising to 3-7—but still out of the eight-team quarterfinal circle.“We need to win one more game and hope for a lot of teams [ahead of us in the standings] to lose” Black added. “Basically, we don’t have control. And we still have to beat Star.”SCORESMERALCO 82 – RAIN OR SHINE 72MERALCO 82—Newsome 19, Hodge 17, Uyloan 14, Al-Hussaini 10, Chua 9, Hugnatan 4, Dillinger 3, Daquioag 2, Grey 2, Amer 0.RAIN OR SHINE 72—Yap 17, Ponferada 11, Chan 9, Cruz 9, Belga 7, Trollano 7, Washington 6, Tiu 4, Norwood 2, Ahanmisi 0, Matias 0.Quarters: 35-20, 49-35, 68-56, 82-72GINEBRA 99 – BLACKWATER 90GINEBRA 99—Cruz 16, Tenorio 15, Aguilar 14, Thompson 13, Devance 13, Marcelo 13, Ellis 6, Mercado 5, Ferrer 2, Caguioa 2, Taha 0.BLACKWATER 90—Sumang 20, Belo 16, Aguilar 16, Sena 14, Dela Cruz 7, Gamalinda 6, Miranda 5, Buenafe 4, Pascual 2, Ababou 0, Pinto 0.Quarters: 25-23, 53-40, 80-71, 99-90Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESRight now, it’s all about the next man up for Barangay Ginebra in its last gasp stand to tab a twice-to-beat privilege in the first round of the PBA Philippine Cup playoffs.The Gin Kings stayed mathematically alive for the No. 2 ranking in the playoffs after withstanding Blackwater, 99-90 at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay, but the crowd-darlings might have to continue their chase with the second of their twin towers, Japeth Aguilar, out for the next game.ADVERTISEMENT Reality check on Pacquiao’s next foe Aguilar hyper-extended his right elbow after landing hard on both hands following a dunk with 3:55 left in the second quarter and never returned, and coach Tim Cone, though ecstatic in winning back-to-back games for the first time here and staying alive in the running for a playoff incentive, is bracing for the worst.“It will be all about the next man up [in the rotation],” Cone said after his Kings rose to 5-4 and tied Rain or Shine for third spot, just half-a-game behind GlobalPort. “I probably won’t lose sleep over it [waiting for the results of an MRI scan], but I will worry for sure.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“He (Aguilar) is a big part of what we do, obviously, and it’s going to be tough if we lose him,” he said. “We have been able to withstand Greg’s (Slaughter) injury, but we will take a big blow [if Aguilar is ruled out].”Ginebra has two games remaining, against Phoenix Petroleum tomorrow and then NLEX the week after, and if Aguilar’s injury is what Cone described it to be, then the Kings will be playing those games without a legitimate center. Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims View comments DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely 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 Gamboa officially assumes post as new PNP chief Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ “We tried him at halftime, and he couldn’t even grip the ball,” Cone said. “We don’t know his status for Sunday (against the Fuel Masters).”Jervy Cruz and Dave Marcelo were the next men up when Aguilar stepped out, and both delivered.Cruz, the former UAAP MVP with Santo Tomas, scored 12 of his 16 in the third period and Marcelo tossed in 10 of his 13 there as the duo got all the backcourt help they needed with LA Tenorio finishing with 15 points and six assists and Scottie Thompson firing 13 and grabbing 15 boards.The Batang Pier’s game against defending champion San Miguel Beer in a Petron Saturday Special Game today has now become crucial for GlobalPort, which could gain some space over the Gin Kings and the Elasto Painters with a win in their 5 p.m. clash at Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City.Meanwhile, Norman Black wore two sets of smiles last night when he talked in front of the press for the customary winning coach’s interview for the first time in a long, long while.One was of genuine joy after Meralco snapped a six-game losing streak in the Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’last_img read more

Guiao thinking of taking ‘drastic measures’ after NLEX’s 0-2 start

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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot “We’re hoping it still comes together because it’s just two games. But there are only nine games left in the eliminations and I feel we need to win at least six in order to give yourself a chance in the playoffs.”Desperate for a solution, Guiao shared that he’s going out of his usual rotations and extending import Wayne Chism’s minutes from 35 to 40-plus minutes.“There’s nothing we can get. We need Wayne inside. I told him that already, and he’s going to play close to 40 minutes or a little bit more. That’s exactly what’s happening,” he said.Disappointed with the way things are going, Guiao wonders whether he should make a band-aid solution or keep on trusting the process with this NLEX core.“I’m not setting any deadline, but we can’t wait too long also. As I said, we try to change some pieces in the offseason, but there’s nothing. I don’t want to trade for the sake of trading and not really have an upgrade. It’s either you have an upgrade or at least, have the same material so that you can trade. But if there’s no deal or the deal isn’t fair, why trade?” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “We’re not stopping at that. We will keep on putting the pieces together and try to improve the team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties NBA: Lin exits with ankle sprain in Nets loss to Mavs Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu MOST READ NLEX coach Yeng Guiao. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt wasn’t the way coach Yeng Guiao wanted to celebrate his 58th birthday.After a promising first showing two days ago, the Road Warriors took a step back on Sunday, falling to Meralco, 91-84, on Sunday with them failing to keep up with the Bolts in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely “Nobody stepped up for us today. We were in the game for three quarters. We were playing good offensively and defensively, and then the usual thing happens, we collapse in the fourth quarter. We still have to find the cure for that,” the outspoken Guiao said.NLEX was in it down by only two, 69-67, at the end the third quarter before Meralco blew the game open in the payoff period thanks to a 19-4 run to grab a decisive 88-71 lead.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 returnWith the way things are going, Guiao can’t help but feel frustrated with his roster, saying that if nothing happens, he may just pull the trigger just to make drastic changes to wake his team up this early in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.“We’re hoping to improve every game, but that’s not what’s happening. So again, we just have to go back and evaluate and rethink. It’s a work in progress, but we can’t wait too long,” he said. “Maybe we need drastic measures that we should take in the next few weeks. We’ll see how it comes together.” ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awardslast_img read more

Errors hurt La Salle in another loss to rival, says former star

first_imgPanelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Reyes, who faced the Lady Eagles five straight times in the UAAP volleyball finals, said her alma mater’s slew of errors practically brought the Lady Spikers down in their rematch against Ateneo.“It was a good game, but the errors really hurt them,” said Reyes Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “The unforced errors are still there, and obviously La Salle had more errors than Ateneo.”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 Lady Spikers’ four-set loss to Ateneo, 12-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-19, sent them to the second seed with an 11-3 record while the Lady Eagles took sole possession of the first spot with a 12-2 card in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament.La Salle had a distinct 47-37 lead in the spikes department but awarded Ateneo 36 free points due to errors. Lascuña captures Masters crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMika Reyes has had her days playing under the bright lights of the esteemed rivalry of Ateneo and La Salle.This time, Reyes was on the outside looking in.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Ateneo managed to limit its miscues to 24.Reyes, though, gave advice to the girls who now wear the shirt she once wore for half a decade.“Always play your best, always give it your best, and enjoy the game,” said Reyes. “If you give it your best, you won’t regret it, whatever the result of the game.”ADVERTISEMENT On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely 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 Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’last_img read more

Kobe Paras bids farewell to Creighton, plans transfer

first_imgAi-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Paras broke the news on his Twitter account (@_kokoparas) as he expressed his gratitude to his coaches and Bluejay fans in his short stay at Creighton.“You welcomed me into your world, into your thoughts & made me a better person. This is goodbye,” he posted. “Thank you coaches and Creighton Bluejay fans.”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 Kobe Paras. Screengrab from Kobe Paras’ Instagram accountAfter an uneventful one-year run with Creighton, Kobe Paras is leaving the Bluejays.The 6-foot-6 swingman has reportedly secured his release papers from the school and is now planning to transfer.ADVERTISEMENT Paras, the son of PBA legend Benjie, played sparingly in 15 of Creighton’s 35 games this past season for Creighton, averaging just 1.3 points and 1.0 rebounds in only 4.7 minutes.He joined Creighton last July after withdrawing from UCLA in June last year.The 19-year-old Paras, known for his athleticism and versatility, made noise during his junior year at Cathedral High School in Los Angeles and senior year at Middlebrooks Academy.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Warriors hope to get Livingston, Barnes back for round 2 Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikelycenter_img Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar MOST READ Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home You welcomed me into your world, into your thoughts & made me a better person…this is goodbyethank you coaches & Creighton bluejay Fans! pic.twitter.com/ESlyVYD6mD— Kobe | KoKo Wave (@_kokoparas) April 30, 2017 Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Baron is UAAP MVP; Jaja reaps three awards

first_imgBulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar The graduating Kim Fajardo won her second straight Best Setter award—her third, overall—while also being named as the season’s Best Server.La Salle’s dynamic libero Dawn Macandili earned her second straight Best Receiver award while University of the East’s Kath Arado was the Best Digger.Ateneo’s low-key freshman Jules Samonte was this season’s Rookie of the Year.In the men’s volleyball landscape, Ateneo’s Marck Espejo earned his fourth straight MVP award after leading the defending champions to an immaculate 14-0 card in the eliminations.READ: Championships worth more than MVP awards for EspejoADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Espejo also took the Best Spiker and Best Scorer plums while teammate Chumason Njigha was named as the Rookie of the Year.Ish Polvorosa also made history for Ateneo when his partnership with Espejo earned him his fourth straight Best Setter award.NU stalwarts Ricky Marcos and Bryan Bagunas were named as the season’s Best Digger and Best Server,respectively.FEU’s John Paul Bugaoan and Rikko Marketo were awarded the Best Blocker and Best Receiver trophies, respectively. IDL Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR 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 Lady Spikers take 1-0 lead Majoy Baron. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net (FILE)(Updated, 9:45 a.m.) Mary Joy Baron has long made a reputation of being one of the best defensive players in the UAAP after winning the Best Blocker award in Season 78.On Wednesday, La Salle’s imposing middle presence just made a case of being purely the best.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Baron edged out everyone and won the Season 79 MVP award, beating the likes of National University’s Jaja Santiago, Far Eastern University’s Bernadeth Pons, and teammate Kim Kianna Dy.READ: DLSU’s Baron outplays NU in duel against SantiagoFEATURED 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 returnLa Salle finished the season with an 11-3 record and Baron was essential in keeping the Lady Spikers’ aerial defense on check.Santiago, who’s long been a contender for the MVP, was named as Season 79’s Best Scorer, Best Spiker, and Best Blocker. LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcoslast_img read more

SEA Games: Team PH to field bets in all events

first_imgSwing Out Sister back to PH this April LATEST STORIES Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chef de mission Cynthia Carrion said 100 more key personnel, including the secretariat and medical staff, would join the projected 742-strong contingent during the Aug. 19-30 biennial Games in Kuala Lumpur.“We will finalize the size of our delegation on June 8,” said Carrion, also president of Gymnastics Association of the Philippines. “By that time, we can already pinpoint the athletes who could give us medals.”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 groundFilipino athletes are hell-bent on improving on their sixth-place finish in the 11-nation meet.POC president Peping Cojuangco also defended the proposed allocation for a big medical team, saying that they would service the needs of Filipino athletes round-the-clock throughout the billeting and competition areas across Kuala Lumpur. Carrion added that developmental athletes were also included in the roster, which the joint task force of the Philippine Sports Commission and the POC would work on prior to the final submission of names on June 8.Offering 46 gold medals, centerpiece athletics will have 30 Filipino athletes while a total of 20 swimmers will compete in aquatics, which has 60 events.The men’s and women’s teams in football have a total of 40 players while basketball, rugby, volleyball and indoor hockey have 12 players for each gender.Other sports with a big number of athletes are ice hockey (20), lawn bowls (20), cycling (18), gymnastics (18), sepak takraw (17), archery (16) and pencak silat (15).ADVERTISEMENT A sheathed pen, a muted voice for the NBA Finals MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Philippine women’s volleyball team at the SEA Games in Singapore. Photo by Raffy LermaThe Philippines is planning to send a full army of athletes from all 38 sports in the 29th Southeast Asian Games.Based on the initial list of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), a total of 493 athletes and 149 coaches will comprise the national delegation, with medal-rich athletics, swimming and team sports such as basketball and volleyball, bringing the most number of participants.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’last_img read more