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

Fernandez gets headstart on Red Lions’ preps with D-League team

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Senators to proceed with review of VFA Fortunately for Fernandez, he will enjoy a solid core led by Davon Potts, Javee Mocon, Robert Bolick, AC Soberano, and Ben Adamos in this D-League stint, while still on the lookout for potential talents springing from the school’s Team B.“There’s a lot of players in San Beda that are capable to be in the D-League. We’ll see, when we start our practices, that’s when we’ll decide who will make it to our lineup,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m really excited to return to the Lions’ den, but there’s really pressure on us because this team I inherited from coach Jamike (Jarin) is a champion team,” he said on Tuesday.“I have big shoes to fill. We know how big the disappointment will be if San Beda can’t get back-to-back titles, so it will really be the objective for my coaching staff and for me to lead San Beda to anotherchampionship.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliAdmittedly unfamiliar with the core after two years of being away from Mendiola, Fernandez is looking at this stint as a chance for him to know his players better and build the same relationship Jarin had with the holdovers.Our transition will be fast tracked with San Beda playing in the D-League, so it will be easier for me to know the players more in preparation for the NCAA. It’s hard to replace coach Jamike because he spent a lot of time with these players, almost two years. So of course, I have to also establish my relationship with the players,” he said. 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 PH among economies most vulnerable to virus View comments PBA D-League: Chongson says Brickman worth the gamble for Tanduay Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH We are young Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town MOST READ Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town San Beda Red Lions. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netReturning to San Beda just last Sunday, coach Boyet Fernandez is putting a lot of pressure on himself to live up to the expectations following the Red Lions’ conquest last season.Fortunately for him, he gets an early start for his preparation for NCAA Season 93 by handling Cignal-San Beda in the upcoming 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup which starts January 19.ADVERTISEMENT Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modeslast_img read more

Roads might pose even bigger threat to Southeast Asian forests, biodiversity than previously understood

first_imgAnimals, Biodiversity, Biodiversity Crisis, Biodiversity Hotspots, Deforestation, Drivers Of Deforestation, Environment, Palm Oil, Palm Oil And Biodiversity, Rainforest Animals, Research, Roads, Tropical Deforestation, Tropical Forests, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation Article published by Mike Gaworecki According to Alice Hughes, a researcher with the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Centre for Integrative Conservation, global analyses often underestimate levels of deforestation driven by road-building in the Indo-Malaysia region. This is because many of those analyses rely on a widely used global map of roads compiled by Open Street Maps (OSM) that misses as much as 99 percent of roads in parts of the region.According to Hughes, this level of inaccuracy can have serious consequences: “Not only does it mean that any analysis based on global roads datasets will underestimate the level of fragmentation and overestimate the forest coverage of a region, but most forms of exploitation also occur within close proximity to a road.”Increasing deforestation is not the only threat posed by opening new areas to roads. “These growing road networks provide accessibility for other forms of resource exploitation,” Hughes notes in the study. “Most notably this includes selective logging, and hunting, which in the Indo-Malay region also targets a vast suite of species as pets, medicine and meat.” Southeast Asia is a global biodiversity hotspot, and Indonesia and Malaysia are no exception, harboring some of the highest levels of species diversity in the world. Yet those two countries also supply more than 80 percent of the world’s palm oil, and it’s widely acknowledged that the expansion of oil palm plantations in the Indo-Malaysian region has led to massive deforestation, imperiling biodiversity.Now, new research suggests that the deforestation threats facing the region may be drastically under-appreciated.According to Alice Hughes, a researcher with the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Centre for Integrative Conservation, global analyses often underestimate levels of deforestation driven by road-building in the Indo-Malaysia region. This is because many of those analyses rely on a widely used global map of roads compiled by Open Street Maps (OSM) that misses as much as 99 percent of roads in parts of the region.Because national road maps are not openly available for Indonesia and Malaysia, Hughes used high-resolution imagery data to manually map the roads in 149 plots, each 1,866 square kilometers in size, spread across the Indo-Malaysian region in such a way as to provide a representative sample of the region as a whole. She then compared her road map to a composite OSM road map for the region. Her findings are detailed in a study released earlier this month by the journal Biological Conservation.“The percentage of roads mapped within the OSM database varies dramatically across the region, with 70.6% of districts showing over 75% of roads unmapped, and almost 24% of districts showing 95–100% of roads unmapped,” she writes in the study. “At a country level Malaysia shows the lowest percentage of roads mapped with 89% of roads in Sabah and Sarawak currently unmapped, which though worse than Indonesia’s 70.2% is comparable to that of Kalimantan (87%). The Solomon islands and PNG are only marginally better at 73.9% and 64% unmapped respectively.”According to Hughes, this level of inaccuracy can have serious consequences. “Not only does it mean that any analysis based on global roads datasets will underestimate the level of fragmentation and overestimate the forest coverage of a region, but most forms of exploitation also occur within close proximity to a road,” she said in a statement provided to Mongabay.A logging road cuts through the forest in Sabah, Malaysia. Photo by Rhett Butler.Using recent deforestation data, Hughes was able to determine that more than 99 percent of all deforestation in Sabah occurs within 2.5 kilometers of a road. In 55.6 percent of the entire Indo-Malaysia region, in fact, the rate of road-adjacent forest destruction is only slightly lower than it is in Sabah, with more than 90 percent of all deforestation occurring within that same distance of the nearest road. “Overall 87% of deforestation is within 2.5 km of a road, 74% within 1 km and 60% within 500 m,” Hughes writes in the study.This is worrisome, she adds, given that about 44 percent of the entire region is within 2.5 kilometers of a road, and the average distance to the nearest road across the region dropped from 21.34 kilometers to just 6.28 kilometers once all roads were factored in.Increasing deforestation is not the only threat posed by opening new areas to roads. “These growing road networks provide accessibility for other forms of resource exploitation,” Hughes notes in the study. “Most notably this includes selective logging, and hunting, which in the Indo-Malay region also targets a vast suite of species as pets, medicine and meat. The increasing access to formerly inaccessible forest may be devastating for many species.”Bill Laurance, a tropical ecologist at Australia’s James Cook University, told Mongabay that “The results of this study are as simple as they are scary. First, roads are overwhelmingly the main predictor of deforestation in the Indo-Malaysian region. It’s a slam-dunk effect, completely off the charts statistically. If you want to know where deforestation has happened or is going to happen, just map out all the roads.”He added: “Second, in developing nations like those studied here, we don’t know where most of the roads are located, even using our best technology and datasets. In Indonesia, 70% of the roads don’t appear on any map or dataset. In Malaysia, it’s 90%. Numbers like these should keep us all awake at night, worrying about roads.”The present study adds to a growing body of research into the many deleterious effects of roads. An October 2017 study, for instance, found that road-building can spur conflicts and leave countries heavily in debt, all while ushering in increased rates of environmental degradation and biodiversity loss.Past studies have also shown “the pervasive impact of roads on tropical systems via various secondary phenomena,” Hughes writes in Biological Conservation, “from increasing probability of invasion by non-native species, to microclimatic and hydrological changes, fire-risk, ease of access for other forms of development and exploitation, and of course roadkill.”Hughes writes that protected area coverage in the Indo-Malaysia region is so lacking that there is an urgent need to designate new protected areas that better cover regional biodiversity. Asian wildlife is already bearing the brunt of road-building, as she points out: “One of the best documented consequences of the development of roads through forested landscapes is the ability to exploit wildlife populations, and much of Asia already has few mammals of over 2 kg outside protected areas as a direct result of overexploitation; which is of course facilitated by greater access.”A logging truck carrying timber out of the Malaysian rainforest. Photo by Rhett Butler.Editor’s note: Bill Laurance is a member of Mongabay’s advisory board.CITATIONS• Alamgir, M., Campbell, M. J., Sloan, S., Goosem, M., Clements, G. R., Mahmoud, M. I., & Laurance, W. F. (2017). Economic, Socio-Political and Environmental Risks of Road Development in the Tropics. Current Biology, 27(20), R1130–R1140. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.08.067• Hughes, A. C. (2018). Have Indo-Malaysian forests reached the end of the road? Biological Conservation, 223, 129-137. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2018.04.029center_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

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

Ott out as Ceres battles felda anew

first_imgMOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Felda is in last place in the group with two points, but a win could also boost its chances of nailing one of the two spots to the knockout round.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government SHAH ALAM, Selangor —Filipino club Ceres-Negros FC tries to inch closer to the knockout stage of the AFC Cup when it clashes with Malaysian side Felda United on Tuesday at the 80,000-seater Shah Alam Stadium here.With five points from their first three matches, the Busmen hope to keep their lead in Group F, where they are barely ahead of Hanoi FC on goal difference heading into Match Day 4.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska towncenter_img The Busmen are unbeaten in away matches since reaching the group stage of the second-tier club competition last year.But with Felda proving to be tough nut to crack for the Busmen in Bacolod City two weeks ago, Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic expects another difficult match. Ceres needed a big penalty save from Roland Muller in the second half to preserve a 0-0 standoff with Felda at Panaad Stadium.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 returnCeres will miss top midfielder Manny Ott due to suspension for accumulated yellow cards. Martin Steuble is expected to return to the starting lineup in his place.“If the style for both teams didn’t change, I think it will be a very hard game for both teams,” said Vidakovic. “Everyone is a champion or second place in the group [in their own countries], so it’s very very hard. Every game you have to fight for the points.” LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Unilab 21K lures thousands in BGC SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test View commentslast_img read more

George insists comments were intended to motivate Pacers

first_imgOn the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Inside the locker room, it appears everything was understood. Stephenson and coach Nate McMillan say there were no hurt feelings.Game 3 is Thursday at Indiana.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town 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 Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government LATEST STORIES FILE – In this March 10, 2017, file photo, Indiana Pacers’ Paul George reacts to a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, in Milwaukee. Paul George isn’t happy. He’s upset that the Pacers have to fight their way back from a 2-0 deficit against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. And he’s upset about what put the Pacers in this hole _ the play of his teammates. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File)NDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Pacers star Paul George is attacking critics of his recent postgame comments.George calls the notion that he threw teammates under the bus “completely ignorant.” The four-time All-Star insists he was only trying to motivate other players to perform better after losing the first two games in their first-round playoff series against Cleveland.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptionscenter_img MOST READ SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Warriors take 2-0 series lead on Blazers, win without Durant Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely READ: NBA: Pacers’ George calls out teammates after Game 2 lossThe questions began after George criticized C.J. Miles for taking the final shot in a one-point loss in Game 1 at Cleveland. George said he should have taken the shot.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 returnGeorge also called out Lance Stephenson and Myles Turner following a Game 2 loss.READ: NBA: Irving shines as Cavs take grip on Pacers View commentslast_img read more

SMB takes lead

first_imgAi-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 Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation San Miguel Beer clamped down hard on TNT KaTropa in the second half on Friday night to complete a rally from 15 points down and move within a win of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup title after a 111-102 triumph that highlighted the talent of a franchise working on building a modern-day dynasty.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Creamline tests Adamson-Akari Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks View comments Alex Cabagnot scored 12 points in the fourth period, Arwind Santos had 20 of 27 in the second half and the San Miguel defense held the Texters to just 41 points in the final two quarters at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“This game proves the saying that defense wins championships,” said San Miguel coach Leo Austria. “They worked together on defense. That’s the character of this team, the character that gave us our first championship together.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’After allowing Ranidel de Ocampo 19 first-half points that powered the Texters to a 61-46 lead at the half, the Beermen held the many-time national team member scoreless in the final two periods while also making life hell for Jason Castro in the same stretch.San Miguel now has two chances to wrap this thing up and snap a 17-year title drought in this tournament—starting with Game 6 on Sunday. LSU title parade draws massive crowds Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ But, more importantly, a title here puts the Beermen in line for a second Grand Slam.“This is not over yet,” Austria warned, even as TNT coach Nash Racela is looking at one key statistic that did them in.“We have to limit our turnovers,” Racela said after his charges committed 24 total blunders. “Again, the goal is to get to a Game 7. Our emotions cannot be dictated [by the result] of this game. We have to be focused on the next game.”ADVERTISEMENT LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavslast_img read more

Dacres on show in Paris

first_imgEleven Jamaicans, led by top discus thrower Fedrick Dacres, will be in action at today’s seventh stage of the lucrative Diamond League series in Paris. Dacres who won at the Stockholm meet with a season’s best 69.57 metres, will be hoping for another big win here in a bid to improve on his third place in the standings. He has 19 points and fans can expect another great battle among the top throwers including leader and reigning World champion Andrius Gudzius of Lithuania who is on 22 points, Christoph Harting, Piotr Malachowski and Daniel Stahl. In the women’s triple jump, both Shanieka Ricketts with a season’s best 14.55 metres and Kimberly Williams with a best of 14.64 metres, will once again square off with leader Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia who has a season’s best of 14.83 metres and Venezuela’s, Yulimer Rojas. A lot of eyes will also be focused on new American sensation Toni Franklin who has a season’s best 14.84 metres. Commonwealth Games gold and silver medallists in the men’s 110m hurdles, Ronald Levy and Hansle Parchment, will be hoping to advance from the heats of their event to the finals later in the day. Levy showed good form during the recent JAAA National Championships and he will be hoping to improve on his season’s best 13.16 seconds and in the process complete back to back success at the meet after winning the event last year. Russian Sergey Shubenkov with a season’s best 12.99 seconds, along with Orlando Ortega of Spain and American Devon Allen are expected to be the main threats for the Jamaicans. Following his disappointment at the National Championships, Yohan Blake will match strides with a quality field in the men’s 100 metres. With a season’s best of 10.00 seconds at the Racers Grand Prix, Blake will do battle with five athletes who have gone sub 10 seconds this season. They include Americans Michael Rodgers, 9.89, and Ronnie Baker, 9.90, home boy, Jimmy Vicaut 9.92, China’s Bingtian Su, 9.91 and Arthur Cisse (9.94) of Cote d’Ivoire. The other Jamaicans down to compete today are Stephenie Ann McPherson and Anastasia Le-Roy in the women’s 400 metres, Natoya Goule in the 800 metres and Aisha Praught in the 3000m steeplechase. 11:50 a.m: Women’s Triple Jump Shanieka Ricketts, Kimberly Williamson 12:17 p.m: Men’s 110m hurdles – Heat 1 Hansle Parchment 12:26 p.m: Men’s 110m hurdles – Heat 2 Ronald Levy 1:12 pm: Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Aisha Praught 1:26 pm: Men’s discus throw Fredrick Dacres 1:53 pm : Men’s 110m hurdles final 2:03 pm: Women’s 400m Stephenie Ann McPherson, Anastasia Le-Roy 2:33 pm: Women’s 200m Shericka Jackson 2:42 pm: Women’s 800m Natoya Goule 2:52 p.m: Men’s 100m Yohan Blake Schedule for Jamaicans:last_img read more

Taylor inks Somerset contract

first_imgLONDON (CMC): West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor will make his debut for Somerset on Friday against Surrey, after signing up for the last nine group-stage matches of the county’s T20 Blast campaign. The 34-year-old will also be available for the knockout stages of the championship, carded for late August, once Somerset qualify. SOUTH GROUP Somerset currently lie third in the South Group on six points after winning three of their first five matches. “I’m really excited to be joining Somerset for the Vitality Blast,” said Jamaican Taylor. “It’s a real honour to join such a prestigious club and I hope that I can help bring my experience to what looks like a really exciting group of young players.” Taylor made his name in Tests, taking 130 wickets from 46 Tests as a spearhead for the Caribbean side, but has since focused his attention to the shorter formats. He has picked up 33 wickets from 30 T20 Internationals and 104 scalps from 89 T20s overall, and represented the Windies as recently as the tour of New Zealand last December. Director of cricket Andy Hurry said Taylor’s acquisition had been a major boost for the club. “We are delighted to have secured such a high-quality player for the business end of the Vitality Blast,” Hurry said. “He brings with him a wealth of International T20 experience and is a player who can really impact games with the ball, both with the new ball and especially at the end of an innings.”last_img read more

New GK stars as Germany, France end 0-0

first_imgMUNICH (AP): Germany’s bid for a fresh start after the debacle of their World Cup defence was frustrated by France goalkeeper Alphonse Areola as their UEFA Nations League opener finished 0-0 yesterday. Areola, making his international debut in place of injured captain Hugo Lloris, produced a host of saves in the second half, but Germany will take encouragement after dominating all but a short period of the game. Joachim Lowe’s side was looking to atone for its first-round World Cup exit and made a cautious start against the new world champion. Loew had indicated changes beforehand, yet he left his three new call-ups on the bench. Fine Reflexes Timo Werner produced Germany’s only effort of note in the first half, which was gathered easily by Areola. The Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper then showed fine reflexes despite the falling rain to deny Marco Reus, Mats Hummels, Thomas Mueller and Matthias Ginter after the break. Germany might have picked an easier opponent with which to make a new start. Loew’s side failed to beat France in their previous three meetings, while the last win was a nervy 1-0 in the 2014 World Cup quarter finals. The Netherlands are with Germany and France in their Nations League group of three. The winners will go on to compete against the other group winners from League A for a four-team mini-tournament, the Nations League Finals, in June 2019. The bottom team in each group will be relegated to League B. Other results: League B: Czech Republic 1 Ukraine 2; Wales 4 Ireland 1. League C: Norway 2 Cyprus 0; Slovebia 1 Bulgaris 2/ League D: Gibraltar 0 Macedonia 2; Latvia 0 Andorra 0.last_img read more