Scientists stumble upon hundreds of octopus moms in the deep sea

first_imgArticle published by Shreya Dasgupta Scientists have discovered a large nursery of octopus mothers some 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) deep in the Pacific Ocean.The octopuses are an unknown species of the genus Muusoctopus, a group of deep-sea octopuses generally known to lead solitary lives.The octopuses and their eggs will likely not survive, researchers say, because the animals are exposed to warmer temperatures than they are used to.But the presence of this large, “suicidal” population of octopuses suggests that there must be many more octopuses living in cooler, more livable crevices on the seafloor, researchers add. Scientists exploring a patch of the seafloor some 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) deep inside the Pacific Ocean have accidentally stumbled upon a large nursery of octopus mothers.A team of geochemists had gone looking for warm water seeping out of cracks on the Dorado Outcrop, an expanse of rocky seafloor made of cooled lava from an underwater volcano, located about 250 kilometers (155 miles) west of Costa Rica.The researchers did find the warm seeps, but they also discovered hundreds of purple octopuses clustered around those seeps, nearly all of them guarding a clutch of eggs. When the researchers returned the next year in 2014, they saw the same thing: octopuses with eggs huddled around a network of cracks on the rocky bottom.“The focus of [our] expeditions to Dorado Outcrop was to study a cool hydrothermal system. In doing so, we discovered this fascinating congregation of brooding octopuses,” Geoffrey Wheat of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, said in a statement. “To maximize the scientific return of the expeditions, we shared the video with deep-sea biologists, whose research led to this publication.”Footage of this unusual octopus assembly surprised Janet Voight, associate curator of zoology at the Field Museum in Chicago, U.S.“When I first saw the photos, I was like ‘No, they shouldn’t be there! Not that deep and not that many of them,’” Voight said. “To my knowledge there had been no reports of octopuses at this or comparable depths off between southern California and Peru.”One of the Muusoctopus octopuses studied by the researchers. Image by Phil Torres and Geoff Wheat.Voight and her colleagues identified the octopuses as an unknown species of the genus Muusoctopus, a group of deep-sea octopuses generally known to lead solitary lives. Deep-sea octopuses are also known to live in cold waters, rich in oxygen. But near the warm seeps, the octopuses were exposed to temperatures higher than they were used to.The warm water poses a problem for the octopuses, Voight and her colleagues write in a new study published in Deep Sea Research Part I. The warmer temperature increases the metabolic rate of octopuses, which makes them need more oxygen than the warm water can provide. In such a hostile environment, the octopuses are likely to meet a tragic end, the researchers say.None of the 186 octopus eggs that the researchers closely observed showed any evidence of a developing embryo, for example, and the octopuses themselves showed signs of severe stress.“As the embryos start to develop from fertilized cells, they’re increasing their oxygen use … and they’re confronted with less oxygen available,” Voight told Discover magazine. “I don’t see how they can possibly survive.”But it’s not all bleak. Octopus mothers breed just once, and spend the rest of their lives protecting their clutch of eggs until they hatch. Voight thinks that the presence of this large, “suicidal” population of octopus suggests that there must be many other octopuses living in cooler, more livable crevices and fissures on the seafloor that “replace the dying mothers and eggs that we can see.”Voight added that the scientists had sometimes observed octopus arms peeking out from the cracks in the rock, pointing toward signs of an unseen population.“Never would I have anticipated such a dense cluster of these animals at 3,000 meters depth, and we argue that the numbers of octopuses we see are simply the surplus population,” Voight said.Wheat added: “This is only the third hydrothermal system of its type that has been sampled, yet millions of similar environments exist in the deep sea. What other remarkable discoveries are waiting for us?”Three octopus arms emerge from a hole in the basalt rock of the Dorado Outcrop. Image by Anne Hartwell.Group of brooding octopuses on the ocean floor. Image by Phil Torres and Geoff Wheat.Citation:Hartwell, A.M., Voight, J.R. and Wheat, C.G. (2018) Clusters of deep-sea egg-brooding octopods associated with warm fluid discharge: An ill-fated fragment of a larger, discrete population? Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Deep Sea, Environment, Green, Happy-upbeat Environmental, Marine, Marine Animals, Marine Biodiversity, Marine Conservation, New Species, Oceans, Research, Species Discovery, Wildlife center_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more

China seizes totoaba swim bladders worth $26 million, arrests 16

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 Conservation, Critically Endangered Species, Endangered Species, Environment, Fish, Illegal Fishing, Illegal Trade, Marine, Marine Animals, Oceans, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vaquita, Wildlife, Wildlife Trade, Wildlife Trafficking Article published by Shreya Dasguptacenter_img Chinese customs officials have confiscated 444 kilograms (980 pounds) of totoaba swim bladders, estimated to be worth about $26 million.The ongoing Chinese investigation also led to the arrest of 16 people known to be part of a major totoaba trafficking syndicate.The illegal totoaba fishery has spelled doom not just for the totoabas themselves, but also for the vaquita, the world’s smallest and rarest porpoise, also found only in the Gulf of California. Chinese customs officials have confiscated 444 kilograms (980 pounds) of swim bladders harvested from totoaba, a critically endangered fish, estimated to be worth about $26 million.The totoaba (Totoaba macdonaldi) is a large marine fish that lives only in the Gulf of California, Mexico. Its dried swim bladders, also called maws, have been dubbed “aquatic cocaine” because of the high prices they fetch in mainland China and Hong Kong, with large maws reportedly earning up to $47,000 in local black markets, according to the investigative NGO Elephant Action League (EAL).Apart from the seizures, the latest Chinese undercover operation, named “SY608,” which involved several raids carried out across cities in Guangdong and Guangxi, also led to the arrest of 16 people. These individuals are part of one of the main totoaba trafficking syndicates, according to conservation group WildAid.“Though the investigation is still ongoing, preliminary results show the syndicate would purchase the totoaba swim bladders in Mexico then transport them through multiple transit points using suitcases before entering [China] to be sold illegally,” WildAid said in the statement.Mexico banned totoaba fishery in 1975 after totoaba catches declined drastically. But illegal fishing continues because of the high demand for totoaba swim bladders in China, where it is incorrectly believed to treat fertility and circulatory problems. In April this year, Mexican authorities arrested two Chinese nationals who were attempting to smuggle hundreds of dried totoaba swim bladders in suitcases.The illegal totoaba market has spelled doom for the vaquita (Phocoena sinus), the world’s smallest and rarest porpoise, also found only in the Gulf of California. The vaquita gets entangled in gillnets meant for totoabas, which has led to its population collapsing to only 12 individuals.“For many years China was not aware of the illegal trade in totoaba bladders,” WildAid CEO Peter Knights said in the statement. “But when alerted, they stopped open trade and now they are taking down smuggling rings. Let’s hope their decisive action can help the remaining vaquita porpoises that are literally on the brink of extinction.”NOAA Fisheries picture from 1992 showing a vaquita, bottom, captured as bycatch along with a totoaba in Sonora, Mexico. Image by NOAA.last_img read more

WATCH: Conor McGregor impersonator sits down with Floyd Mayweather

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. After countless teasing concerning a potential bout between the two enigmatic superstars, Irish impressionist Al Foran decided to give everyone a preview of what it’s like if the two actually met face-to-face.During Mayweather’s Las Vegas Ball at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham over the weekend, Foran came up on stage and impressed Mayweather with his best McGregor impression.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“You said give the fans what they want. Lets give them what the f*ck they want. The half-a-billion dollar fight,” he said, which left the undefeated boxer giggling.Much to the delight of the English crowd, the talented impressionist continued to spew the UFC champion’s most classic lines while sitting just inches away from his boxer counterpart. Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties This might just be the closest thing we’ll ever get to a Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. super fight.ADVERTISEMENT After his “Notorious”-esque performance, Foran proceeded to mimic boxing legend Mike Tyson, actors Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci, even United States President Donald Trump. JBRELATED STORIES:Mayweather-McGregor edging closer?Mayweather denies McGregor bout is close, says he’s ‘happily retired’Jones calls out Silva, wants to co-main McGregor-Mayweather cardADVERTISEMENT 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 China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely After Perpetual Trophy, Beermen set sights on Grand Slam Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town MOST READ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Canaleta goes to Blackwater in three-player swap

first_imgWith Art dela Cruz out due to a ruptured Achilles, Blackwater bolstered its line-up by acquiring the services of veteran gunner Nino Canaleta in a two-team, three-player trade approved on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Dooley rues missing out on clean sheet vs 10-man Nepal ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media 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 Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Elite sent swingmen Dylan Ababou and James Forrester to the Batang Pier in the deal.Canaleta has averaged 11.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists this season in the 13 games he played for GlobalPort.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 35-year-old sniper will provide a huge boost to the Elite’s wings, as he will share minutes with Ronjay Buenafe, Bambam Gamalinda, and Reil Cervantes.This is the second move from Blackwater in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup after earlier plucking diminutive guard Mark Cruz from the free agent pool. Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebucenter_img ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards LATEST STORIES Blackwater is currently 0-3 this conference, with its next assignment against fellow winless squad NLEX on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Chot unveils Gilas 12

first_imgLATEST STORIES Meanwhile, from Rookie of the Year to Slam Dunk champ, Meralco’s Chris Newsome is carving a deeper and deeper niche in the PBA.Tapped fourth overall in the Draft by the Bolts last season, Newsome creatively leapt his way to win the centerpiece event of the league’s Skills Challenge on Friday night, nipping GlobalPort’s James Forrester by a point before a roaring, appreciative crowd here.“It makes me feel blessed knowing that my athleticism hasn’t gone unnoticed,” Newsome said after winning the title in his second try. “I just feel blessed to be able to showcase my talent.”The 6-foot-1 point guard drilled a windmill jam off the bounce before juggling three balls and going for a flush off-the-glass in the finale to clip the equally athletic Forrester with a total of 87 points.“I just told James that we want to bring the best out of each other,” Newsome said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ They did bring out the best in each other as both guards tallied 95 points in the preliminaries and denied Rey Guevarra the chance to win the title for the fourth straight year.Guevarra tallied just 87 in the classification phase.Maliksi, the streak-shooting Star off guard, was also a first-time champ after ruling the Three-Point Shootout over Barangay Ginebra’s LA Tenorio by draining his final shot in a well-applauded finals.Rain or Shine point guard Maverick Ahanmisi, meanwhile, lorded it over the Cloudfone Obstacle Chal lenge and became back-to-back champion after shading San Miguel Beer’s Alex Cabagnot.Maliksi dropped the last money ball in the enthralling finals against Tenorio to win, 20-18.“I felt pressured in the end because [I knew that] time was running out,” Maliksi, who took over the place of Paul Lee in the pool, said. “My mind-set was just to make every shot because I knew that my opponent here was myself.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte LUCENA—As expected, June Mar Fajardo and Andray Blatche led the list of players who will make up the Gilas Pilipinas team that will try to claim the Seaba championship next month.Coach Chot Reyes named the team after Friday night’s exhibition match between the Gilas pool and the Luzon All-Stars, which the Nationals won, 122-111, at Quezon Convention Center.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ The rest of the team includes Phoenix rookie guard Matthew Wright, who was named All-Star MVP for the second straight match. Wright was also a co-MVP when the Gilas pool battled the Mindanao All-Stars to a draw.Also named to the team were: Calvin Abueva, Japeth Aguilar, Raymond Almazan, Jio Jalalon, Allein Maliksi, RR Pogoy, Terrence Romeo, Troy Rosario and Jason Castro.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“We don’t want to call this the Final 12 but the Seaba 12,” Reyes said before announcing the names, hinting that changes will still be made for the team that hopes to earn a berth to the next World Championship.To get there, Gilas Pilipinas has to start with the Seaba tilt, which kicks off in two weeks. The Nationals need to win the crown to book a berth in the Fiba Asia qualifying tournament. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Power Smashers draw hope from Thai imports Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar 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 View commentslast_img read more

Venus Williams opens play at French Open on Day 4

first_imgView comments Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April LATEST STORIES For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig incenter_img 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Defending champion Novak Djokovic is also on the bill, facing Joao Sousa on Court Suzanne Lenglen.The locals will also keep a close eye on 13th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic, a Frenchwoman who dealt with back pain and deficits before winning in the first round. She next takes on 2012 runner-up Sara Errani.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 ground Patafa cuts Tabal, runner says ‘I just want to run for PH’ Venus Williams of the U.S. plays a shot against Japan’s Kurumi Nara during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Wednesday, May 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)PARIS — Under bright sunshine, 10th-seeded Venus Williams will open play on Court Philippe Chatrier against Kurumi Nara of Japan in the second round of the French Open.The first Wednesday at Roland Garros is traditionally known as kids’ day. Parisian boys and girls will get the chance to see some of the game biggest stars this year, with Rafael Nadal later scheduled to resume his quest for a 10th title in Paris against Robin Haase.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot deadlast_img read more

NCAA’s best honored as 93rd season opens

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Also feted in the opening ceremonies were JRU’s Philip Cezar and coach Vergel Meneses, Letran’s Kerby Raymundo and Raymond Almazan, Mapua’s Chito Victolero and coach Atoy Co, Arellano’s Jio Jalalon and Nard Pinto, St. Benilde’s Sunday Salvacion and Jonathan Grey, Lyceum’s Gary David, and EAC’s Christ Mejos and coach Ariel Sison.Businessman James Tan Sy of San Beda, board topnotcher Dr. Karl Emmanuel Mercader and military general Rosendo Moro Dial of Perpetual, and disc jockey DJ Jhai Ho of Lyceum were also given recognition.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’“The purpose of this is to acknowledge the fruit of the NCAA. These are coming from the NCAA schools and we did not have one person talking, a guest that will give a message to the student,” said NCAA president Fr. Nemesio Tolentin, OAR. “This time, we invited the icons of their institution because their presence is more than the words to be given by a certain visitor. Also, we also recognized their contributions to their fields.”Ryan Costelo led the Oath of Sportsmanship in the event, before Tolentino declared the games open. Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation Not easy being green: Dog births unique puppy Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos View comments McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIEScenter_img 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ The Recto-based school trotted out a festival-like performance to kick off the new collegiate year, with Morisette Amon singing in the middle of the throngs of San Sebastian students.Muses from all 10 member schools  ushered in their respective pep squads and mascots, converging in a party-like atmosphere to delight the crowd, before the traditional parade of players. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Ryan Costelo holds the torch to open the NCAA Season 93. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNCAA Season 93 started out with a bang as host school San Sebastian delivered a show to remember and gave a nod to the past.The league honored notable alumni from all 10 teams even as San Sebastian paid tribute to basketball great Rommel Adducul, coach Egay Macaraya, and Alfonso “Boy” Mora, a member of the Golden Stags’ first NCAA champion team.ADVERTISEMENT LSU title parade draws massive crowds Murray survives scare to join Nadal in Wimbledon last 16 LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavslast_img read more

Rough sailing for Chot’s list?

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LSU title parade draws massive crowds Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes revealed his 24-man pool where the final lineup for the Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon in August will come from, but PBA sources on Saturday said that this could encounter rough sailing from the league’s board considering that the event is not included in the World Cup qualifying process.The Inquirer also learned that the PBA is now seriously considering moving the opening of its next season to as late as the middle of December just to accommodate the national team program and allow Gilas to send the best players possible at the start of the hectic Fiba Qualifying in November.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES But with the Asian Championship to run from Aug. 8 to 20, it will conflict with the season-ending Governors’ Cup, which starts July 19 and will end in the third week of October.Reyes and Gilas is slated to leave next Friday for Chinese Taipei to join the Jones Cup Invitational. The team of Cadets, plus Paras, Ravena and Standhardinger will be reinforced by import Mike Myers.The Jones Cup will give Reyes a chance to scout Fiba Asia opponents.ADVERTISEMENT Not easy being green: Dog births unique puppy Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos Wake-up call: Soltones leads BaliPure past resilient University of the Philippines MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Andray Blatche, as expected, leads the new pool that welcomes back Gabe Norwood, as they are joined by Japeth Aguilar, Raymond Almazan, Allein Maliksi, Terrence Romeo, Troy Rosario, Jayson Castro, Baser Amer, Kevin Alas, Norbert Torres, June Mar Fajardo and Calvin Abueva.RR Pogoy, Matthew Wright and Jio Jalalon, who were part of the Southeast Asian Basketball Association Gilas team, were also named together with fellow Cadets Mac Belo, Carl Bryan Cruz, Kevin Ferrer and Mike Tolomia.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’Amateur stars Bobby Ray Parks, Kiefer Ravena and Kobe Paras and Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger round out the list.The PBA and governing Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas struck an accord last year that would allow the country to be represented by its finest in the Qualifying process. View commentslast_img read more

Alaska, NLEX open Govs’ cup

first_imgCool Smashers zoom to lead LATEST STORIES Alaska, a perennial power, and NLEX, a relative upstart seeking to establish its character in the Philippine Basketball Association, clash in the main game of a regular doubleheader that takes the curtains up on the season-closing Governors’ Cup on July 19.After missing the playoffs in the Commissioner’s Cup, the Aces and the Road Warriors are itching to erase the ignominy of their recent failures.ADVERTISEMENT Not easy being green: Dog births unique puppy End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Solar-powered barge a key ‘interceptor’ for plastic waste Jean-Paul Gaultier to retire as fashion designer With import Aaron Fuller and several trades during the course of the previous conference, the Road Warriors have boosted their stock. They also had a lot of time in the offseason to jell their new local recruits with their core.The Alaska-NLEX duel is slated 7 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, just after KIA Picanto (formerly Mahindra) and Phoenix Petroleum slug it out at 4:15 p.m.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’Alaska parades LaDontae Henton, a hardworking lefty, as the Aces and coach Alex Compton try to rebound from what have been a very disappointing conference—and a very frustrating season.Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beer, which debuts on July 29 against Blackwater, tries to get off its sweep bid on the right foot against Blackwater in the 3 p.m. contest at Ynares Center in Antipolo. View commentscenter_img Painting found in Italian museum wall is stolen Klimt Imee Marcos slams driver-cap on motorcycle taxis Pornography greets commuters at Sweden bus stop 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 Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Ja’s World University Games team cut to four

first_img INSUFFICIENT FUNDS FOUR Jamaicans are currently at the 29th World University Games in Chinese Taipei representing the country in two different sports. Three will do so in track and field and one in swimming. The GC Foster College’s Sashalee Forbes is one of two females there. Forbes, who anchored the Jamaica Women’s 4x100m relay team to the bronze medal at the recently concluded IAAF World Championships in London, England, will compete in the 100 and 200m. The other female, Dawnalee Loney of the Mico University College, will compete in the 400m sprint, while the sole male in the sport, Tyquendo Tracey of the University of Technology, will compete in the 100m. Tracey ran in the first round of Jamaica’s Mens 4x100m relay team, which failed to finish in the finals in London. Michael Gunning, out of the University of East London, will compete in swimming for the country. Originally, 16 athletes were selected, but due to a lack of funds, the number was drastically reduced to four. The swimming competition started on Sunday, while track and field will begin tomorrow. Loney will be the first Jamaican in action as she will compete in Heat 1 of the Women’s 400m, the first track event of the Games. Two years ago, Jamaica finished 12th at the Gwangju, South Korea, staging of the Games in Track and Field, and the country’s athletes picked up five medals. Danielle Williams led the way then with gold in the Women’s 100m hurdles, while there were three silver, by Shimarya Williams in the Women’s 100m, Simoya Campbell in the Women’s 800m, and Kimarley Brown in the Men’s 100m. Kedeisha Dallas took bronze in the Women’s 200m. Laurence Garriques, general secretary of the Jamaica Intercollegiate Sports Association is the head of delegation, while David Riley is the team’s head coach.last_img read more