Dooley says Azkals will be ready for Thais in must-win match

first_img30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas 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 We are young “They don’t want to lose for the first time against us,” he said of Thailand.The Azkals have yet to win a match against the War Elephants in the history of the biennial meet. The closest they came was a scoreless draw in the first leg of the semifinals of the 2014 Suzuki Cup.Thailand will be coming to the match already secured of a seat in the semifinals after victories over Singapore and Indonesia. Though the duel is going to a no-bearing affair for the Thais, Dooley still expects the favorites to go all out.“We don’t expect them at all to pull back and get some players some chance to play cause they’re already on to the next round,” he said.For his part, Dooley knows the Azkals will be preparing as hard as they could to pull off the upset.ADVERTISEMENT AFF Suzuki Cup game between Philippines and Indonesia. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE – Philippine coach Thomas Dooley is satisfied with coming away with a point Tuesday after the Azkals salvaged another draw, 2-2, against Indonesia at Philippine Sports Stadium here.“I think 2-2 is ok. They had a couple of chances with the ball maybe, and better chances than what we had, but 2-2 is the most we can get,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Azkals keep semis bid alive with draw vs Indonesia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 EDITORS’ PICK MOST READ Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportscenter_img Though the Azkals had the ball for 60-percent of the match, it was evident that the Garuda were the aggressors after firing 14 attempts, 10 of which were shots on target. The Philippines had 11 attempts, but only seven were on target.“It was an exciting game for the fans. Not so for the coaches, I guess,” said Dooley.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentThe Azkals are in second spot in Group A with two points coming from two draws ahead of their toughest assignment yet: a date with the defending champion Thailand on Friday.It’s a must win for the Philippines if it wants to advance to the next round. But rather than be overwhelmed with the pressure, Dooley looks at it the other way. Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes View comments Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH “I think the team will be ready against Thailand. I think that’s what we have to do.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Krill fishing companies pledge to protect key food of Antarctic animals

first_imgA majority of krill fishing companies have announced their commitment to voluntarily stop harvesting the tiny crustaceans from vast areas of the Antarctic Peninsula, including around important breeding penguin colonies.These companies are all members of the Association of Responsible Krill harvesting companies (ARK), representing 85 percent of the krill fishing industry in the Antarctic.The companies have also pledged to support the creation of a network of large-scale marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Antarctic, the details of which will be finalized by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) at a conference in Australia later this year. A majority of krill fishing companies have announced their commitment to voluntarily stop harvesting the tiny crustaceans from vast areas of the Antarctic Peninsula, including around important breeding penguin colonies. The announcement on July 9 follows years of campaigns and negotiations led by environmental groups such as Greenpeace.“This is a bold and progressive move from these krill fishing companies, and we hope to see the remainder of the krill industry follow suit,” Frida Bengtsson, a senior oceans campaigner at Greenpeace Nordic’s Protect the Antarctic campaign, said in a statement.Krill are at the heart of the food chain in the Antarctic Peninsula. Image by Christian Åslund/GreenpeaceAntarctic krill (Euphausia superba), tiny shrimp-like creatures that swarm in huge concentrations in the oceans, are a crucial part of the Antarctic food chain, acting as an important food source for whales, seals, albatrosses and penguins. These translucent animals are also believed to be carbon sinks: they eat microscopic plants that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, then relieve themselves when they move into deeper waters, the carbon-rich excreta sinking down and taking the carbon out of circulation.However, Antarctic krill are under threat from both climate change and growing fishing pressure, scientists and environmental activists have warned. Fishing fleets harvest krill in huge amounts for use as feed for farmed fish, or to extract oil (omega-3s) for use in health supplements. This poses a threat to the marine animals that depend on krill for food.The companies that have pledged to stop harvesting krill from certain areas around the Antarctic Peninsula are all members of the Association of Responsible Krill harvesting companies (ARK). Together, they represent 85 percent of the krill fishing industry in the Antarctic.“Our ongoing dialogue with ARK members, scientists and the community of environmental NGOs, including Greenpeace, is what makes additional efforts like this possible,” Cilia Holmes Indahl, director of sustainability at Aker BioMarine, the largest krill fishing company in the world, told Mongabay. “We are positive that ARK’s commitment will help ensure krill as a sustainable and stable source of healthy omega-3s for the future.”Krill fishing vessel in the Antarctic. Image by Daniel Beltrá/Greenpeace.The companies have also pledged to support the creation of a network of large-scale marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Antarctic. The details of the protected areas, including no-fishing zones, will be finalized by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) at a conference in Australia later this year. CCAMLR, whose members include 24 national governments and the European Union, decides on matters relating to the conservation of Antarctic marine ecosystems.“As part of the commitment, the krill industry will now actively participate in the expert working groups developing the MPA proposals,” Will McCallum, lead campaigner for Greenpeace’s global Antarctic campaign, told Mongabay. “The MPAs will be designated in the normal process at the annual Antarctic Ocean Commission meeting in October — the proposal relating to the krill industry fishing grounds will most likely be tabled for the 2019 meeting.”Indahl said Aker BioMarine was committed to supporting the CCAMLR’s work on establishing the MPAs. How the designation of the MPAs will likely impact the company’s operations, though, is still unclear. “At the moment, we don’t have the full picture of how this will affect our business,” she said.The krill companies have also committed to supporting a permanent closure of identified ecologically sensitive areas from 2020, especially near penguin colonies.Krill fishing companies have committed to staying away from sensitive areas around breeding penguin colonies. Image by Daniel Beltrá/Greenpeace.“WWF welcomes the initiative by Aker BioMarine and other ARK members to voluntarily commit to protecting Antarctica and its extraordinary wildlife,” Chris Johnson, WWF Antarctica’s program lead, said in the Greenpeace statement. “A comprehensive and effective network of marine protected areas surrounding the continent — which must include no-take marine sanctuaries — is essential for safeguarding biodiversity and improving sustainable fisheries.”Other industries like toothfish and icefish fisheries operating in the region have not made similar commitments.“The toothfish industry is not involved in this commitment,” McCallum said. “However, comparatively it has a very small footprint in the areas being discussed. Greenpeace hopes that all industries in the region will recognise the necessity of a network of MPAs and commit to voluntary activity to support their development.” Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Environment, Fisheries, Happy-upbeat Environmental, Marine, Marine Animals, Marine Biodiversity, Marine Conservation, Marine Protected Areas, Oceans 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 overSponsoredcenter_img Article published by Shreya Dasguptalast_img read more