Pacman still big draw

first_imgManny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, celebrates after defeating Jessie Vargas in their WBO welterweight title boxing match, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)HOLLYWOOD—Manny Pacquiao still packs power. Not only with his punches, but his drawing power.When over 16,000 fans trooped to Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas to watch him master Jessie Vargas Saturday night, it meant that the Fighting Senator remains a big-time attraction in the United States and elsewhere.ADVERTISEMENT Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH MOST READ EDITORS’ PICK As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise 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 Transformers vs Lady Warriors View comments Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Despite lukewarm interest leading to the fight due primarily to the overwhelming 7-1 odds against Vargas, and the absence of major pay per view networks like Showtime and HBO, Pacquiao pulled it off at the tills.The PPV, however, is another matter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentModest hopesThough official figures won’t be known until Friday, Pacquiao adviser Mike Koncz said they are holding modest expectations. 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capascenter_img Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Unlike before, when Pacquiao managed a million PPV buys in consecutive years, Koncz said they have set modest targets.“If we hit 400,000 PPV I’ll be very happy,” Koncz told Filipino sportswriters Monday. “We did 320,000 on (Tim) Bradley and I never expected the Bradley fight to sell at all, anyway.”According to Koncz, official figures will be released by promoter Bob Arum on Friday. Arum’s Top Rank Inc. took over the PPV distribution when HBO passed off its rights for the fight.The plunge on PPV buys isn’t confined on Pacquiao’s fights.Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s farewell fight against Andre Berto last year did just 400,000, right after his record-smashing showdown with Pacquiao in 2014. That fight notched an unthinkable 4.6 million buys at $100 a pop.ADVERTISEMENT We are young Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P1-million markApart from his losing effort against Mayweather, Pacquiao also hit the million mark against Oscar De La Hoya, Shane Mosley, Juan Manuel Marquez, twice, and Antonio Margarito.The 16,132 attendance posted by Pacquiao-Vargas even bettered the 14,618 notched when Pacquiao knocked out Erik Morales in their rematch in 2006, but fell short of the 18,276 registered for Pacquiao-Morales 3, both at Thomas & Mack.When Pacquiao returns to the US next spring for another fight, possibly against Mayweather, expect the fans and the networks to toe the line.The Pacquiao legend continues to grow as time passes by.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modeslast_img read more

Twice as many fishing vessels now, but it’s harder to catch fish

first_imgArticle published by Shreya Dasgupta 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 The global fishing fleet has more than doubled from about 1.7 million boats harvesting fish in 1950 to 3.7 million fishing vessels in 2015.More fishing vessels have become motorized as well: while only 20 percent of the world’s fishing vessels were powered by motors in 1950, this number rose to 68 percent in 2015.The growing fishing fleet is, however, catching less seafood for the same effort.There are geographic variations: while Asia’s fishing fleet has dramatically increased over the past decades, catching fewer fish for the same effort, fleet sizes in North America and Western Europe shrank slightly, accompanied by an increase in fish catch per unit effort. How many ships and boats ply the world’s oceans for seafood today? Researchers have a new estimate: where there were about 1.7 million boats harvesting fish in 1950, the number more than doubled to 3.7 million fishing vessels in 2015.More fishing vessels have become motorized as well. While only 20 percent of the global fishing fleet was powered by motors in 1950, this number rose to 68 percent in 2015, albeit most are equipped with small engines of less than 50 kilowatts. The ballooning fishing fleet is, however, catching less seafood for the same effort, the researchers report in a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.“It is the most thorough and detailed attempt to estimate the trend in fishing power and effort around the world,” Ray Hilborn, a marine biologist and fisheries scientist at the University of Washington, U.S., told Mongabay. Hilborn was not involved in the study, but he edited the paper.International organizations like the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have previously come up with numbers of global fishing vessels. But these data have gaps in them, making comparisons or predictions difficult, the researchers say. So a team led by Yannick Rousseau, a graduate student at the University of Tasmania, decided to recalculate the numbers from scratch.Rousseau and his colleagues collated fishing fleet data from several sources, including national and international databases, government records, and scientific papers and reports. They then separately analyzed the data for powered and unpowered small-scale fishing boats, or artisanal boats, and larger, commercial, or industrial vessels, which can venture further out to sea.“The artisanal and industrial fleets are often aggregated, and that is an issue as they are not at all managed the same way. So considering them as one homogenous block would lead to great uncertainties,” Rousseau told Mongabay.The study analyzed data separately for small-scale, or artisanal, fishing vessels and for industrial, or commercial, ones. Image by Rhett A. Butler/Mongabay.Overall, there was an increase in number of fishing boats and ships globally since 1950, and a corresponding decline in catch per unit effort, or CPUE. The latter measures the amount of fish being caught over the same effort — over a single day’s effort, for example — and is often considered to be an indicator of how fish populations are doing.But zoom into the data and you see different geographic patterns emerge.The fishing fleet in Asia has dramatically increased over the past decades, for example, while fleet sizes in North America and Western Europe experienced slight reductions. Similarly, the motor power of fleets in Europe, North America and Australia more than doubled between 1950 and 1980, followed by a dramatic reduction in the 2010s. On the other hand, the total engine power of the Asian fleets has drastically increased since 1950.Between 2000 and 2015, Europe and North America saw some increase in catch per unit effort, suggesting fish stocks may have stabilized, possibly due to effective fisheries management. Yet during the same time period, there was a sharp decline in CPUE in Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent and Latin America, indicating that “their fisheries expanded at a much faster rate than fish stocks could support,” Rousseau said.The lesson, Hilborn said, “is that yes fishing effort can be reduced, and it has been done in some of the world. It needs to be done in most of the places where it has not been reduced.”Large, motorized industrial vessels represent less than 5 percent of the global fishing fleet, but account for a third of the total engine power. Image by Rhett A. Butler/Mongabay.There were variations among artisanal and industrial fishing vessels as well. Until the 1980s, both artisanal and industrial fleets showed similar trends of increasing engine power. But over the past three decades, where the growth of motorized industrial fleets has slowed, the combined engine power of all powered artisanal boats is now equal to that of the industrial. Most of the smaller boats dominating the global fishing fleet in number are powered by engines of less than 50 kilowatts, however, and make up only a small part of the total engine power. By contrast, the large, powered industrial vessels represent less than 5 percent of the fleet, but account for a third of the total engine power.“What is considered artisanal today is more ‘powerful’ than what was considered artisanal 50 years ago although it is highly variable by region,” Rousseau said. “So the number of vessels in each sector keeps on increasing — except in richest countries, where they have undergone fleet reductions — but as the average engine power is increasing too, that leads to boats capable of going further and longer at sea, more efficiently, higher powered gears and increased pressure on the oceans.”The researchers note that there are “vastly varying definitions of artisanal fishing globally,” which could bring “a certain level of uncertainty and overlap” to their findings.Despite the growth in powered artisanal boats, the impacts they have on fish stocks could be very different from that of large trawlers, Ratana Chuenpagdee, a professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, told Science news. The impacts, she says, will also depend on the type of fishing gear the fishing vessels use, as well as politics.Rousseau said the trend toward increased motorization of the global fishing fleet is likely to continue, which means the average engine power will also keep on growing. “If countries do not reduce the number of vessels, the oceans might not be able to sustain more efficient vessels,” he said. “It is important to note, however, that developed countries have started fleet reduction schemes, which mean that they do take the science into account and realise that it is possible to manage fisheries sustainably.”Banner image of fish being sold in Indonesia by Rhett A. Butler/Mongabay.Citation:Rousseau, Y., Watson, R. A., Blanchard, J. L., & Fulton, E. A. (2019). Evolution of global marine fishing fleets and the response of fished resources. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201820344. doi:10.1073/pnas.1820344116center_img Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Environment, Fish, Fisheries, Fishing, Marine, Marine Biodiversity, Marine Conservation, Marine Crisis, Oceans, Overfishing, Research, Wildlife last_img read more

Everton great Howard Kendall dies

first_img0Shares0000oward Kendall, pictured in 1991, guided Everton to the title in 1984-85 and 1986-87. Photograph: Action ImagesLONDON, October 17 – Former Everton player and managerial great Howard Kendall has died at the age of 69, the Premier League club announced on Saturday.Kendall played for Everton as a midfielder in the 1970s and had three spells as manager at Goodison Park, including a six-year stint in the 1980s that was the most successful period in the club’s history. “It is with great sadness that the club has learned of the passing of Howard Kendall,” Everton announced on their website, without disclosing a cause of death.“The most successful manager in the history of the club and one of the greatest players to pull on the Everton jersey. He passed away in hospital in Southport this morning at the age of 69, surrounded by loved ones.“The thoughts of everyone associated with the club are with Howard’s family at this difficult time and it would be appreciated if everyone could respect their request for privacy.”Everton are due to host Manchester United in the Premier League later on Saturday.Kendall joined Everton from Preston North End in March 1967 and contributed to their league title success in 1970 after being converted from a defender into a midfielder.After subsequent stints with Birmingham City, Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers, where he worked as player-manager, he returned to Everton, briefly, in 1981, before going into management full-time.In his first managerial spell at Everton, he led the team to two league titles, one FA Cup and the 1984-85 European Cup Winners’ Cup, which was the club’s first, and to date only, continental honour.Later spells at Everton between 1990 and 1993 and 1997 and 1998 did not prove as successful and he left the club for the final time after they avoided relegation on the final day of the 1997-98 season.Former Everton striker Gary Lineker led the tributes to Kendall, who also managed Athletic Bilbao, Manchester City, Greek clubs Xanthi and Ethnikos Piraeus, Notts County and Sheffield United.“Saddened to hear that Howard Kendall has passed away,” Lineker wrote on Twitter. “Brilliantly managed the best club side I ever played for at Everton. Great bloke.”Neville Southall, goalkeeper of Kendall’s great Everton team, tweeted: “A great manager, an even greater man. Whatever I did was solely down to him. Gentleman, friend, mentor. Will miss him. Gutted.”Tributes also came in from across the Merseyside football divide, with Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish tweeting: “Very, very sad news about Howard Kendall. Total respect for him as a player manager and person. Fantastic character. Be sadly missed. A legend.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Exclusive – ‘I want Premier League job’ says the man Wenger wants to succeed him at Arsenal

first_imgDragan Stojkovic has told talkSPORT he is hoping to follow his close friend Arsene Wenger in making the move from Japan to managing in the Premier League.The legendary former captain of Yugoslavia played under the current Arsenal boss during his two-year spell in charge of Nagoya Grampus in the mid-nineties and he went on to boss the Japanese side himself, leading them to a first ever J-League title.Stojkovic is currently out of work after his six-year spell in charge of Grampus came to an end last year and now, like Wenger did in 1996, he wants to make the move to England.Speaking on the Hawksbee and Jacobs show, he said: “I respect English football very much and the Premier League is an incredible league.“Of course [I would like to manage in the Premier League]. Why not? I believe I have enough knowledge about modern football to be part of the development of English football.“I have had a few meetings [with English clubs] but I am still waiting for a good offer.”Wenger has admitted in the past that he sees Stojkovic as the ideal candidate to succeed him at Arsenal.And the Serbian admits he has an almost identical footballing philosophy to his former coach.He continued: “Arsene Wenger is a friend of mine and that relationship and friendship exists from 1995.“If you remember how he changed Arsenal, the way they play, the style and the quality, this is the same style I used in the last six years, and Grampus became champions for the first time in their history thanks to that work.“It is my objective to teach players to play in an attacking style and to give pleasure to the fans.”last_img read more

Tottenham duo ruled out of Aston Villa clash

first_imgTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that influential captain Hugo Lloris and defender Kyle Walker will miss the Premier League game against Aston Villa on Saturday.Lloris has been sidelined since the end of March after picking up a knee injury during the 4-3 win over Leicester and was forced to miss the double header for France over the international break and the game against Burnley last weekend.The France keeper has still not made a full recovery which means Michel Vorm will get another rare opportunity to play in the Premier League.Walker sustained a foot injury during the 0-0 draw at Turf Moor last Sunday but should be able to start light training in the near future.Pochettino said: “Walker and Hugo are out. Kyle has an injury on the top of his foot during the game with Burnley and has still not recovered.“We hope next week he can start training on the grass but it’s difficult to know the time he will be back in the group in normal training.“Hugo is recovering and is still not training with the group. Maybe next week he can also start training.” 1 Tottenham duo Kyle Walker and Hugo Lloris last_img read more

Euro 2016: Live stream Turkey v Croatia in Group D on talkSPORT

first_img Burak Yilmaz and Gordon Schildenfeld battle for the ball in 2011 1 CLICK HERE TO STREAM TURKEY V CROATIA – LIVE COMMENTARY ON TALKSPORT, KICK-OFF 14:00 BST.Group D gets underway in Paris on Sunday afternoon as Turkey and Croatia battle it out at the Parc des Princes – and these two have got some history.Fatih Terim’s Crescent Stars are back at a European Championship for the first time since Euro 2008, where they finished third in the tournament.Along the way in Austria and Switzerland, they defeated Croatia in a match which had one of the most thrilling endings ever.Two goals at the end of extra-time, including Semih Senturk’s added time leveller, saw the match go to penalties, which Turkey won 3-1 – although they were then beaten in the semi-finals by Germany.And the reason Terim’s men missed out on qualification for the last time? You guessed it. The pesky Croats got revenge, knocking them out in the play-offs.This match also has the potential to be an exciting encounter, with Turkey boasting a tough squad with a smattering of skilful and technical stars like Arda Turan and Hakan Calhanoglu.Meanwhile, Ante Cacic will be hoping his side, who are unbeaten in their last seven, can hold firm at the back and use midfielders like Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic and Ivan Rakitic to great effect.Team NewsTurkey: Terim has no injury worries going into the opening match of the tournament.Confirmed line-up: Babacan, Gonul, Topal, Balta, Erkin, Tufan, Selcuk Inan, Ozyakup, Calhanoglu, Arda Turan, TosunCroatia: Terim’s opposite number is not quite so lucky but it is only Duje Cop who misses out through suspension.Confirmed line-up: Subasic, Srna, Corluka, Vida, Strinic, Badel, Modric, Brozovic, Rakitic, Perisic, MandzukicLIVE ON TALKSPORT: TURKEY V CROATIA COMMENTARY FROM PARIS, KICK-OFF 14:00 BST.last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Lorry Driver required

first_imgJob Vacancy: A well-established Donegal-based company is seeking a Lorry Driver to join their hard-working, professional and dynamic team.This role is for Rigid & Artic Deliveries.Candidates should have a Full Licence with current CPC. Tipper Experience would be an advantage. To apply, send your CV by email to with LORRY DRIVER 501 in the email subject line.Closing date for applications is 30th April 2018Job Vacancy: Lorry Driver required was last modified: April 20th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deliveriesEmploymentJob Vacancylorry driverrecruitmentTransportlast_img read more

Jose Mourinho: Leicester’s fairytale could only happen in the Premier League

first_imgManchester United boss Jose Mourinho feels the kind of fairytale Leicester produced in winning the Premier League could only happen in English football – and that elite clubs elsewhere in Europe are more than happy with that.The Foxes, who face United in Sunday’s Community Shield match at Wembley – which is live on talkSPORT – created shockwaves last season as they became top-flight champions for the first time in their history.And Mourinho said on Friday ahead of the game: “This is the only country where everybody wants this to happen, and it’s the only country where the football structures allow this to happen.“In other countries the powerful clubs don’t want this to happen – they don’t want to share the money, the television rights.“In the other countries they want to be comfortable and know that they are always the top clubs, in the Champions League. They want it to be a competition of two, three or four and, if possible, just a competition of one. This is a special country.“Around Europe you have people who when you listen to them it looks like they are the Mother Teresa in football – but they aren’t.“You go to many countries and clearly they are happy the way they are. It’s not just about them being powerful, it’s also going to the clubs that can be direct competition for them and every season steal the best players.“They don’t want a league. In this country everyone wants a league and this allows an amazing story like the Leicester one, which brings even more credibility to the Premier League. It is why the Premier League is the Premier League.”Mourinho’s comments on Leicester’s achievement are particularly interesting given it was his Chelsea side who were replaced by the Foxes as champions.The Portuguese has returned to the Premier League with United this summer after a terrible start by the Blues to their title defence last season led to his sacking in December – three days on from a 2-1 defeat to Leicester.Regarding the Foxes’ prospects this term, the Portuguese is confident the men managed by his fellow former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri will cope with the demands upon them, and has wished them well.“I think it will be a different season for them but I think they can cope with the situation,” Mourinho said.“They have a new experience playing in the Champions League, which changes the profile of their season.“But they have a better squad, they’ve bought players, the manager is good and experienced – I think they can cope. I hope they can cope. I wish everything goes well for them.” Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho 1last_img read more

Conte heading for Chelsea exit? Bookies suspend betting on Italian to leave post

first_imgAntonio Conte’s Chelsea future is in doubt after bookmakers suspended betting on the Italian losing his job.Both Betway and Paddy Power have stopped taking wagers on Conte being the next Premier League boss to go following a flurry of bets.Conte only took charge at Stamford Bridge in the summer, signing a three-year contract.He arrived at the club on the back of a successful spell in charge of Italy and with an impressive track record of winning major silverware.Conte’s Chelsea reign began with three straight victories in the Premier League.But the club have won just one of their past four league games and were beaten by Liverpool and Arsenal in September.They are currently sitting seventh in the table, five points adrift of leaders Manchester City, ahead of Saturday’s visit of champions Leicester. 1 Antonio Conte last_img read more

Spartak Moscow make late loan swoop for Chelsea midfielder

first_img1 Spartak Moscow are trying to hijack Real Betis’s move for Chelsea midfielder Mario Pasalic.The Croatia international has been told he can go out on loan again this season after spending last year with AC Milan.The 22-year-old, who joined Chelsea from Hadjuk Split for £3m in 2014, is deep in talks with Real Betis and it was thought he would sign for them.But, according to ABC de Sevilla, Spartak Moscow have made an 11th hour move for Pasalic.The Russian club are big fans of the midfielder and they are trying to persuade him to join them instead.Betis, however, reportedly remain confident a deal with Pasalic can be struck despite Moscow’s late interest. Mario Pasalic looks set to be loaned out once more last_img read more