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Azkals come to grief

first_imgWhile the small Indonesian contingent whooped it up at the final whistle in Manila, there was heartbreak  in Bocaue—a pain that was the exact opposite of the mood in past AFF Suzuki Cup tournaments when the Azkals bucked odds and took down some of the region’s best teams.Midfielder Stephan Schrock minced no words as the Azkals came to grips with the result. “It’s a disaster,” he said. “We are all disappointed at the moment. We won’t shy from it.”The Azkals may have been doomed from the start. Unable to sustain the momentum of their stunning 3-2 win over North Korea in World Cup Qualifying last March, the Azkals— out of action for the next five months—groped for form.The preparation was far from ideal and all the signs were there for everyone to see when they suffered friendly losses to Bahrain and North Korea last October. Azkals coach Thomas Dooley saw no reason to panic. “If the Suzuki Cup were [held] tomorrow then I would be worried,” Dooley said then.He said he had a good plan in the Suzuki Cup and the players were firm in their belief that they could break new ground in the tournament. “I believe in the players and in our capability as a team,” said Phil Younghusband, the Azkals skipper.ADVERTISEMENT Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus 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 As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise But the Azkals came to grief Friday night after losing to Thailand, 0-1, before another sparse crowd at faraway Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan. The tournament went down the wire—down to the last six minutes of the final Group A matches last Friday night, when the last semifinalist from the group was decided.Thailand, unbeaten in three matches, and Indonesia, which fought back from a goal down to beat Singapore, 2-1, advanced. The Philippines and Singapore got the boot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliTwo points from three matches weren’t enough and, after Sarawut Masuk beat Roland Muller on the breakaway in the 81st minute, the Azkals’ run of three semifinal appearances in the tournament came to a halt.The result against the Thais would have been enough had Indonesia and Singapore drew in a simultaneous match at Rizal Memorial Stadium. But Stefano Lilipaly, the Dutch-Indonesian midfielder, lived up to the hype, banging in a volley from inside the area to send the perennially underachieving Indonesians to the next round. An AFF Suzuki Cup between Philippines and Thailand at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhat was supposed to be a showcase of the progress of the Philippine national team the past six years became an illustration of the amount of work that needs to be done to keep the Azkals in the upper echelons of Southeast Asian football.Being Southeast Asia’s top-ranked team and host of the group stage for the first time, the Azkals entered the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup as one of the favorites to advance to the semifinals, despite the presence of former semifinal conquerors Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Still, there will be questions that need to be answered before the team takes the next step forward. Is a revamp on the cards? Is Dooley still the man for the job? Is the Philippine Football Federation developing enough talent from the age-group level to make the senior team? Can the Azkals prepare poorly and still expect to get away with wins? Are games promoted enough to fill the stadium for the Azkals’ home games?The period of introspection begins.“There’s always tomorrow and there are always some positive things to take away,” said Schrock. “We’ll analyze that and come back stronger.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Four squads mix it up for final 4 berths MOST READ Younghusband’s statement may have masked the concerns within the squad. There were just too many players playing out of position, including Younghusband himself—a prolific striker now deployed as a defensive midfielder by Dooley. There was a lack of defenders in the squad. The vocal leaders of past runs such as Rob Gier were no longer around and nobody seemed ready to take the leadership mantle.To watch it all unfold—and unravel—in the Suzuki Cup, in front of Filipino fans, was tough to take. But even in diversity, there was always faith in the team’s capacity to pull through. Not this time.The Azkals struggled to break down Singapore even though the enemy was down to 10 men, managing just a a point from the scoreless draw. The second match offered hope as the Azkals, showing the never-say-die spirit of old, fought back from a goal down twice to hold off Indonesia, 2-2, setting the stage for a tight Group A finish.Younghusband’s curling free kick for the equalizer in the 81st minute was a reminder of his quality when he’s closer to goal. But it was still in the Azkals’ hands heading into the match against Thailand, which had already qualified after winning its first two matches.The Thais had the luxury of resting their stars, like Teerasil Dangda and Chanathip Songkrasin, but even their so-called “B” team is filled with talented players.Dooley gambled on his defense, this time putting 17-year-old Marco Casambre at central defense alongside Amani Aguinaldo. And while the teenager acquitted himself after a shaky start, Dooley sacrificed him for the more attack-minded Kevin Ingreso in search of a winner late on against the Thais.The move backfired as the back line, already settled before Casambre left, allowed Sarawut to score on the breakaway. It was one gamble too many for Dooley.“Obviously, this is not what everybody expected,” said Dooley. “We created a lot of chances, we didn’t have 100-percent chances, but we had six, seven, maybe eight good chances. We wanted to run a little bit because we knew the score from Singapore-Indonesia. Maybe it was a little too risky trying to play offside.”In the end, the Thais, a class above the rest with their quality and free-flowing style, deserved topping Group A. The Indonesians also earned their berth to the next round by playing without fear on attack.As for the Azkals, there will be plenty of scrutiny in the coming months with the next competition slated in March yet. The positives cannot be ignored, though, with Casambre emerging as a viable option at the back and Pika Minegishi and Mike Ott bringing attacking verve. EDITORS’ PICK Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Returning Fernandez to also handle San Beda-Cignal in PBA D-League

first_imgChinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Senators to proceed with review of VFA Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH NBA: Beal’s 41 points lead Wizards past Clippers Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes PH among economies most vulnerable to virus San Beda team manager Jude Roque announced the reappointment of Fernandez, as school’s top patron Manny V. Pangilinan confirmed the move on Sunday.“After consulting with the school president, MVP confirmed last night the appointment of Boyet Fernandez as new Red Lions head coach. I got the call from MVP late last night. It’s also a logical choice especially with the newly formed Cignal-San Beda D-League team, which Boyet will also handle,” he said in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliREAD: Boyet Fernandez set to return to San BedaINQUIRER.net had earlier reported Fernandez’s move back to San Beda following coach Jamike Jarin’s transfer to National University. EDITORS’ PICK Boyet Fernandez . INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTOBoyet Fernandez will have his hands full in his return to San Beda.The 45-year-old mentor will start the Red Lions’ buildup for the NCAA Season 93 early next year with the team set to join the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup under the banner of Cignal.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. We are young Fernandez previously handled the Red Lions back in 2013 and 2014, leading the team to two titles to complete the ‘five-peat’ before handling NLEX in the PBA.With his return, he is set to handle a San Beda team led by Javee Mocon, Davon Potts, Robert Bolick, and Arnaud Noah, who carried the Red Lions to the championship two months ago. MOST READ View comments Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantinelast_img read more

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Latam Eco Review: Industrial fishing in the Galapagos, fracking Colombian cloud forests, whale sharks in Peru

first_imgRead all these stories in full at Mongabay-Latam in Spanish here. Amazon Rainforest, Biodiversity, Cloud Forests, Conservation, Environment, Fishing, Forests, Fracking, Indigenous Peoples, Mercury, Mining, Pollution, Rainforests, Satellite Imagery, Wildlife The most popular stories from our Spanish-language service, Mongabay-Latam, this past week followed high-volume fishing in the Galapagos, oil drilling in Colombian cloud forests, mercury levels in the Peruvian Amazon, whale sharks in Peru, and tiny catfish in Bolivia.A year after Ecuador captured Chinese shark cargo, high-volume fishing continuesA year ago, an illegal fishing boat was seized with 6,200 sharks of all sizes and weighing 300 tons in the ship’s hull. Most were highly migratory species protected under international law, such as hammerhead (Sphyrnidae), whale (Rhincodon typus), Galapagos (Carcharhinus galapagensis), blacktip reef (Carcharhinus melanopterus) and silky (Carcharhinus falciformis) sharks. A year later, though, high-volume fishing continues in the Galapagos, said Walter Bustos, former executive director of Galapagos National Park, in a recent interview.Juvenile sharks found in the hull of the Fu Yuan Yu Leng ship. Image courtesy of Galapagos National Park.Colombian cloud forest communities brace for frackingThe end of Colombia’s rebel conflict has renewed oil interest in the Galilea cloud forest, a strategic headwater for the center of the country, and where an environmental group is scrambling to establish a 330-square-kilometer (127-square-mile) conservation area by August 2019. While conventional exploration has resumed, fracking is also a possibility, and local communities fear that this relatively pristine area is now in the hands of companies with licenses operating without their consent.Always under cloud cover, the Galilea forest is one of the few remaining cloud forests in Colombia. Image by Cortolima.Tons of mercury dumped into Peru’s AmazonThe Madre de Dios region of Peru’s Amazon is inundated with 180 tons of mercury each year, according to the Canadian NGO Artisanal Gold Council. A local doctor is demanding that a lab be established to detect the metal and serve his patients. Despite the election year, experts say calls to solve the problem are ignored.Mercury used in illegal mining. Image by Manuel Sadarriaga.The fragile lives of the world’s biggest fishLittle is known about the whale shark (Rhincodon typus). In the last 20 years, fewer than 7,000 have been registered, but more have started to appear along the coasts of Peru and Ecuador. While they can live up to 100 years, the species is at increasing risk from plastic pollution, unregulated fishing, along with mangrove and coral degradation. Two years ago, the IUCN listed them as endangered.Whale sharks move slowly and don’t seem bothered by people. They swim at an average speed of 5 kilometers an hour (3 miles an hour). Image courtesy of Jonathan Green/Galapagos Whale Shark Project.Satellite images show copper mine’s first devastation of Ecuadoran AmazonEven before the El Mirador mine has started exploration for copper in southeastern Ecuador, it has already cleared 13 square kilometers (5 square miles) of forest. Satellite images from the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP) show the extent of the deforestation between 2009 and 2017. Rural communities are worried about water pollution and the eviction of those who refused to sell their lands to the company. Almost a third of two Amazon provinces were granted in the concession. In Morona Santiago, 90 percent of the concession is in indigenous territory.Construction work by the Chinese company Ecuacorriente (ECSA). Image courtesy of the Amazon Social Action Community of the Condor Mirador Mountain Range (Cascomi).The big adventures of Bolivia’s tiny catfishNamed chipi chipis by the Tacana indigenous communities along Bolivia’s Beni River, these tiny catfish migrate 370 kilometers (230 miles) in 32 days. The Tacana helped researchers chart the massive annual migration of the 4-centimeter (1.6-inch) catfish (Trichomycterus barbouri) up the Amazon. “That the Tacana gave them a name shows how important they are, since they don’t name small fish. Their Tacana name shows they are an ancestral food and part of the culture,” said a researcher.Chipi chipis, the name given to this species of tiny catfish by the Tacana people of Bolivia, means “the smallest.” Image by Mileniusz Spanowicz / Wildlife Conservation Society. Article published by Maria Salazar 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

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Whales not enough sustenance for polar bears in fast-changing climate

first_imgAnimal Behavior, Animals, Arctic Animals, Bears, Climate Change, Conservation, Ecology, Environment, Extinction, Extinction And Climate Change, Impact Of Climate Change, Mammals, Marine Animals, Marine Biodiversity, Marine Conservation, Marine Ecosystems, Marine Mammals, Oceans, Polar Bears, Research, Sea Ice, Whales, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation Article published by John Cannon 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 Scientists believe that whale carcasses may have helped polar bears survive past upswings in temperatures that melted the sea ice from which they usually hunt seals.As the current changing climate threatens to make the Arctic ice-free during the summer, this strategy may help some populations of polar bears to survive.But according to new study, whale carcasses won’t provide enough food for most bear populations because there are fewer whales than there once were, and human settlements, industry and shipping could affect the bears’ access to any carcasses that do wash ashore. Dead whales are a nutritional boon for polar bears, and they’ve likely helped bears survive lean periods during warm spells in the past when much of the Arctic was ice-free. In the future, however, most bears won’t be so lucky, writes a team of scientists in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment on Oct. 9.“[When] we look at the situation now, ecologically, with respect to food sources, it’s a very different picture,” Ian Stirling, a biologist at the University of Alberta in Canada and a co-author of the paper, said in a statement. “The potential of whale carcasses to bail bears out may still be important in a few areas but, quite simply, their overall availability is going to be substantially less than before humans invaded the Arctic.”A female polar bear and cub feed on the remains of a dead whale that washed ashore nearly a year earlier. Image by Ian Stirling/University of Alberta.Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) depend on sea ice, which allows them to stalk seals, their primary prey. But as the climate heats up, sea ice is disappearing, and ice-free Arctic summers could become a reality by 2040.Right now, when warmer temperatures carve up Arctic ice, some bears fast until the ice appears again, unless they come across another source of food. A whale carcass that washes ashore, for example, is a great source of fat and protein, and scientists figure that this strategy may have helped polar bears get through temperature spikes in the past.“I think this is likely one of the most probable explanations for how polar bears made it through previous warm interglacial periods,” Stirling said.The carcass of a bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus), weighing in at perhaps 100 metric tons (110 tons) can provide bears with about the same amount of nourishment as 1,300 ringed seals (Pusa hispida), the authors write. Such a windfall can feed dozens of bears, sometimes for years at a time.Polar bears feeding on the carcass of a fin whale in Svalbard, Norway. Image by Daniel J. Cox/Arctic Documentary Project.But do enough whales wash up to sustain polar bears? Stirling and his colleagues wanted to find out. They estimated that a population of 1,000 polar bears would need around 28 whales to die, float to the surface and wash ashore every year to meet their caloric needs. In a place like the Chukchi Sea, which sits north of the Bering Strait between Russia and Alaska and has stable numbers of bowhead and gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus), the team found that there are likely enough that die and come ashore to support that many polar bears.“Scavenging on large whale carcasses is probably important for bears in some areas and may buffer them from sea ice loss,” Kristin Laidre, a marine biologist at the University of Washington and the study’s lead author, said in the statement.“However, carcasses of large whales are not expected to replace seals as nutritional resources as we move towards an ice-free Arctic,” Laidre added. “In most regions, the environmental changes are too large and the whale carcasses are too few.”Polar bears scavenging on the carcass of a dead bowhead whale that washed ashore on Wrangel Island, Russia. Image by Chris Collins/Heritage Expeditions.Most subpopulations of bears don’t live in places where as many whale carcasses appear each year. Whale numbers used to be much higher, prior to the whaling of the past few centuries. And where they do wash up, the carcasses are only valuable to polar bears if they can find them and if bears aren’t kept from accessing them by human settlements, industry or shipping.Those complicating factors mean that the opportunistic strategy that helped polar bears survive ice-free periods in the past might not work in the coming decades.“If the rate of sea ice loss and warming continues unmitigated, what is going to happen to polar bear habitat will exceed anything documented over the last million years,” Laidre said. “The extremely rapid pace of this change makes it almost impossible for us to use history to predict the future.”Dozens of polar bears make their way to the shore to feed on a bowhead whale on Wrangel Island, Russia. In total, more than 180 bears were seen feeding on this single whale carcass in September 2017. Image by Olga Belonovich/Heritage Expeditions.Banner image of polar bears feeding on the carcass of a fin whale in Norway by Daniel J. Cox/Arctic Documentary Project. Citation Laidre, K. L., Stirling, I., Estes, J. A., Kochnev, A., & Roberts, J. (2018). Historical and potential future importance of large whales as food for polar bears. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page.last_img read more

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Myanmar expands protected area for rare Irrawaddy dolphin

first_imgAnimals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Dolphins, Endangered Species, Environment, Green, Mammals, Protected Areas, Rivers, Wildlife Article published by Shreya Dasgupta The Myanmar government has expanded the Irrawaddy Dolphin Protected Area, initially spanning 74 kilometers (46 miles) of the Irrawaddy River, to include a 100-kilometer (62-mile) stretch of the river.Use of gillnets is restricted within the new protected area, and damaging activities such as electric or dynamite fishing and gold mining are strictly prohibited.An additional 100-kilometer stretch has been designated as a buffer zone, with milder restrictions.A survey this year put the number of critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in the Irrawaddy River at 78. The Myanmar government has expanded a protected stretch of the Irrawaddy River as part of efforts to save the critically endangered dolphin species of the same name.The Irrawaddy Dolphin Protected Area, established in 2005 with an initial span of 74 kilometers (46 miles) of the river, has now been extended with a new 100-kilometer (62-mile) stretch running from the towns of Male to Shwegu, the U.S.-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced in a press release. The new stretch of protected area was based on consultations between Myanmar’s Department of Fisheries and WCS, and over 50 villages along the river, WCS said.The new protected area has several restrictions in place. Since entanglement in gillnets — long nets hung vertically to catch fish — is a common threat to the Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris), the government has restricted the use and size of gillnets within the protected area. Destructive modes of fishing, such as electric fishing, in which fishermen try to shock or kill fish by submerging long metal prods and running a current, sometimes electrocuting dolphins in the process, is strictly prohibited, as is dynamite fishing. Other activities that damage dolphin habitat, such as gold mining or dredging, along the 100-kilometer stretch are also banned. An additional 100-kilometer stretch with milder restrictions has been designated as a buffer area, WCS said.“Establishment of the new Ayeyawady Dolphin Protected Area demonstrates the significant commitment of the Myanmar Government to conserve this charismatic species of the Ayeyawady River,” Saw Htun, WCS’s deputy country program director for Myanmar, said in the statement, referring to the Irrawaddy by its official name. “WCS will collaborate with all stakeholders on coordinated efforts to save the threatened Irrawaddy dolphins in existing and new protected areas.”Part of the river range of the Irrawaddy dolphin in Myanmar. Image by WCS.Irrawaddy dolphins, usually found in brackish, coastal waters across South and Southeast Asia, have decreased in number across much of their range. The species is currently listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List. But five subpopulations, including in the Irrawaddy, are listed as critically endangered.Three rivers in the world support freshwater populations of the Irrawaddy dolphin, and the Irrawaddy in Myanmar is one of them. The dolphins in this river are noted for cooperatively fishing with the traditional fishermen: the dolphins voluntarily herd fish into the fishermen’s nets, and feast on fish that the fishermen throw back to them or that fall out of the nets.The number of dolphins in the river has remained low over the past few years. However, there hasn’t been a major decline in the recent past, according to WCS Myanmar, with estimates between 2010 and 2017 ranging from 60 to 70 individuals. The latest survey in 2018 counted 78 dolphins in the Irrawaddy River.Irrawaddy dolphins in Myanmar are known to cooperate with fishermen by driving fish into their nets. Image courtesy of WCS.Dolphins in the Irrawaddy River. Image courtesy of WCS.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

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LOOK: Lakers honor Shaq with high-flying statue outside arena

first_imgPurple and gold confetti and streamers rained down on O’Neal, his family and some of the biggest names in NBA history, including Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kobe Bryant, all of whom spoke at the hour-long ceremony Friday.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 ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media View comments Suns’ Booker explodes for 70 points in loss to Celtics Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebucenter_img MOST READ Shaquille O’Neal poses after the unveiling of his statue in front of Staples Center, Friday, March 24, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — The Lakers have honored Shaquille O’Neal with a bronze statue of the Hall of Fame center who helped them to three consecutive NBA titles in better days.With his youngest son pulling a gold braided cord to drop a shiny gold curtain, O’Neal laid eyes upon something bigger than the big man himself. The statue of him completing a monster dunk with his legs in the air is 9 feet (2.74m) and weighs 1,200 pounds (544kg). It is suspended 10 feet in the air, attached to the side of Staples Center. O’Neal is 7-foot-1 (2.16m) and was 325 pounds (147kg) in his playing days.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitelast_img read more

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Real Madrid wins its 1st Spanish title since 2012

first_imgReal Madrid’s players celebrate at the end of a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Malaga and Real Madrid in Malaga, Spain, Sunday, May 21, 2017. Real Madrid wins the Spanish league for the first time in five years, avoiding its biggest title drought since the 1980s. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)MADRID — Real Madrid won the Spanish league for the first time in five years on Sunday, and kept rival Barcelona from its third straight championship.Zinedine Zidane’s team secured its 33rd league title with a 2-0 win at Malaga with goals by Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.ADVERTISEMENT While Barcelona struggled in its game against Eibar, Karim Benzema sealed the victory in the 55th minute off the rebound of a close-range shot by Sergio Ramos, securing Madrid its second league title in the last nine years.Madrid hadn’t gone five straight seasons without a league title since 1981-85. It will pursue its third Champions League title in four seasons in a final against Juventus in Cardiff on June 3. It would be Madrid’s first double in the European competition and in La Liga in nearly six decades.It was the first league title for Zidane, the former France great who took over Madrid for his first head-coaching job less than 1 ½ years ago.“It is very important to lift this trophy again after so many years without being able to win La Liga,” said Zidane, who was thrown up and down by his players after the final whistle. “I’ve won everything with this club, but this title is special. This is the happiest day in my professional career.”Players wore shirts with the No. 33 — in a reference to the 33rd title — as they celebrated on the pitch before heading back to Madrid to meet their fans in a major public plaza.ADVERTISEMENT Madrid has already won the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup this season.At the Camp Nou, Barcelona saw its chances of another league title take a hit after Japanese midfielder Takashi Inui scored in the seventh and 61st minutes.Barcelona started its comeback with an own-goal by Eibar defender David Junca in the 63rd, and Luis Suarez equalized in the 73rd after Lionel Messi had missed a penalty kick a few minutes earlier.Messi, the league’s scoring leader with 37 goals, converted another penalty in the 75th and closed the scoring in injury time.Eibar played a man down from the 74th as defender Ander Capa was sent off.It was Barcelona’s last game at the Camp Nou with its coach Luis Enrique, who is leaving the club after the season ends.“I can’t complain about our team,” Luis Enrique said. “We fought until the final minute and we never gave up. We have to congratulate the champions.”Barcelona will play the Copa del Rey final against Alaves next Saturday.___CALDERON’S GOODBYE For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Villarreal finished with 67 points, three more than Real Sociedad and four more than Athletic, which can still qualify for Europe’s second-tier tournament if Barcelona beats Alaves in the Copa del Rey final.Third-placed Atletico had already qualified for the Champions League, along with fourth-placed Sevilla, which will have to go through a playoff to get into the competition’s group stage.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jinder Mahal wins WWE title at Backlash Swing Out Sister back to PH this April 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 Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “To win the title in the last round feels that much better,” Cristiano Ronaldo said. “We deserved it.”The last-round victory gave Madrid a three-point advantage over second-placed Barcelona, which rallied from two goals down to beat Eibar 4-2 at the Camp Nou.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 groundMadrid entered the final weekend needing a draw to guarantee its first title since 2012 and avoid its worst title drought since the 1980s.Ronaldo put Madrid in control early in Malaga, entering the area and rounding the goalkeeper before finding the open net, after a pass by Francisco “Isco” Alarcon two minutes into the match at the Rosaleda Stadium. It was Ronaldo’s 14th goal in his last nine matches in all competitions. Atletico Madrid earned a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao in an emotional final game at the Vicente Calderon Stadium, which will be demolished to give way to a modern housing complex.Fernando Torres scored two goals early in the first half and Angel Correa added another in the second as the hosts said goodbye to the stadium where it has played for the last 50 years.Atletico next season will move into the Wanda Metropolitano, a modern 68,000-capacity stadium on the outskirts of the Spanish capital.“It’s hard to express our feelings after a day like today,” Torres said. “We have a lot of memories here, a lot of things went through your mind. It’s been 50 years of a lot of happiness in this venue. It was an honor to be part of it.”The nearly 55,000 fans who packed the Calderon stayed at the stadium long after the final whistle on Sunday as the team organized a series of tributes for the occasion.The stadium will still host the Copa del Rey final next Saturday, and a day later an exhibition match involving former players will officially close the venue.___EUROPA LEAGUE SPOTSAthletic Bilbao ended in seventh place after the loss at Atletico, without one of the two spots for the Europa League next season.Villarreal secured fifth place with a 3-1 win at Valencia, and Real Sociedad ended sixth after scoring late in a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo. View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

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Pocari sweat coach expecting more from Rivers in Game 2

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 Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in LATEST STORIES 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 Jaja Santiago lifts Tornadoes to second victory China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt took two weeks before Krystal Rivers made his debut in the Premier Volleyball League.It was worth the wait.ADVERTISEMENT For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments “We expect more surprised from her next game,” Abella added, sending a subtle warning to Bali Pure.Rivers had to wait for a couple of weeks before getting the go-signal to suit up due to some issues with her FIVB clearance.She was tapped as replacement for Edina Semilovic, who hurt her hamstring in April and was eventually deemed out for the rest of the conference.ADVERTISEMENT Rivers made up for lost time with a game-high 20 points to lead Pocari Sweat over Bali Pure in four sets in Game 1 of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Finals Saturday night.“It was a lot of fun, playing with my team is a lot of fun and the energy from the crowd was amazing,” Rivers told reporters after a 22-25, 25-22, 25-22, 26-24 win.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 groundRivers said she was satisfied with her performance, but her coach Rommel Abella knows his American import still has a lot to show.“Actually, we’re still not that impressed. Based on what she has been able to show us during practices, she can still do a lot better,” said Abella.last_img read more

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PVL: Pocari drops BanKo Perlas for 2nd straight win

first_imgTrump invites Duterte again to visit US – this time for March summit Ai-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 LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NCAA Season 93 Preview: Young Letran Knights out to turn heads Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold PLAY LIST 02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold00:50Trending Articles05:09Carlos Yulo bags 2nd gymnastics gold, settles for 2 silvers01:40Filipinos 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 LSU title parade draws massive crowds MOST READ View comments LATEST STORIES Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks Myla Pablo and Desiree Dadang eventually weathered the storm for Pocari putting the Lady Warriors at 26-25.Pablo unleashed 23 points to lead the Lady Warriors while getting ample support from Kai Nepomuceno who had 14 points, and Panaga and Elaine Kasilag who finished with 13 and 11, respectively.De Jesus led BanKo Perlas with 14 points.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPocari Sweat turned back BanKo Perlas, 25-21, 22-25, 25-19, 27-25, for its second straight win in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Perlas Spiker Ella De Jesus had the unfortunate mistake of awarding the Lady Warriors the victory when her final attack went awry.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Pocari Sweat improved to 2-0 while the Perlas Spikers are now at 0-2.Pocari’s win exposed head coach Rico De Guzman’s worry of his team’s habit of lagging and allowing opponents to catch up.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 Lady Warriors held a 22-20 lead in the fourth set, but the Perlas Spikers managed to take a momentary 23-22 lead due to Jeanette Panaga’s error.“That’s what I told them, we will go up by three or four but we will commit those errors,” said De Guzman. “I said that we’re allowing ourselves to play the same pace as the opponents.”last_img read more

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Holder gives Windies fourth-day edge

first_img FAILED TO ADD LEEDS, England (CMC): Captain Jason Holder’s telling all-round contribution kept West Indies with their noses in front, but opposite number Joe Root was leading an England fightback, as the second Test at Headingley remained fascinatingly poised ahead of today’s penultimate day. At the end of an absorbing third day yesterday, England were 171 for three in their second innings – a lead of two runs after conceding a first-innings deficit of 169. Root was unbeaten on 45 and partnered by Dawid Malan on 21, while opener Mark Stoneman struck 54 to gather his first Test half-century in his second match at this level. Seamer Holder proved the Windies talisman, grabbing the key wickets of veteran opener Alastair Cook (23) and Tom Westley (8) to end with two for 44. The 25-year-old Holder had earlier helped lead a Windies rally as the Caribbean side were dismissed for 427 in their first innings after resuming the day 329 for five. He produced a cameo 43 off 54 deliveries while Jermaine Blackwood crunched a typically aggressive 49 in a 75-run, eighth-wicket partnership which proved invaluable after West Indies lost wickets off the first two balls of the day. Shai Hope, unbeaten on 147 overnight, failed to add when he nicked seamer Jimmy Anderson behind and wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich followed without scoring to a catch at second slip by Root off the next ball. However, Blackwood and Holder took the attack to England in an enterprising stand that took the total past 400. With the score ticking over, Holder holed out down the ground off seamer Chris Woakes in the fourth over following the first drinks break and in the next over, Blackwood misjudged a second run and was run out at the striker’s end. Anderson finished with five for 76 while Ben Stokes picked up two for 63. England were then given a solid start in their second innings by Cook and Stoneman, who put on an important 58 for the first wicket. The left-handed Cook played cautiously in a 63-ball knock that included two fours, while Stoneman struck seven fours in a 124-ball knock. Holder, whose nine overs on the trot before tea cost just 10 runs, got the breakthrough about 20 minutes before the interval when he beat Cook on a couple of occasions before finding the edge through to wicketkeeper Dowrich. Unbeaten on 35 at tea with England on 68 for one, Stoneman reached his half-century about half-hour after tea with a boundary to fine leg off Holder. Westley, on four at tea, escaped being run out when West Indies bungled an ideal chance with the right-hander stranded mid-pitch, but he perished in the next over, nicking a drive at Holder to Dowrich at 81 for two. Fast bowler Gabriel then returned to remove Stoneman with a superb delivery that angled in, straightened and rocked off-stump as the left-hander defended, leaving England stumbling at 94 for three. Windies had their tails up at this stage but Root, dropped on 10 by Kyle Hope at gully off pacer Kemar Roach, anchored an unbroken 77-run, fourth wicket partnership with Malan to steer England safely to the close. The right-handed Root has so far faced 82 deliveries and counted nine fours.last_img read more