Ceres-Negros closes in on top spot

first_imgBACOLOD—Fernando Rodriguez produced another hattrick as Ceres-Negros delivered a ruthless attacking display to overwhelm FC Meralco Manila, 6-0, last Sunday night and move within three points off the Philippines Football League lead at Panaad Stadium here.Coinciding with the 119th Negros Day, the Busmen came up with a performance to remember, putting the current PFL leaders to the sword with a blistering performance in the first half.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Ceres got a fourth goal in the space of 15 minutes as Rodriguez smashed the ball home.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Bienvenido Marañon also struck twice while Carlie De Murga was similarly on target as Ceres went into the international break on a positive note.With the victory, Ceres climbed to 51 points from 23 matches, three points behind leader the Sparks, who have played three more matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I think we played well, especially the first half,” said coach Risto Vidakovic, whose side also avenged a 1-2 defeat to the Sparks early in the season. “We played with high intensity and if we play with high intensity, the result is usually very good.”Marañon broke the deadlock with a long range effort past Sparks keeper Ace Villanueva, before De Murga redirected OJ Porteria’s effort from close range. Rodriguez opened his account with a strike from inside the box after Meralco failed to deal with Iain Ramsay’s cross from the left in the 31st minute. Lions, Stags dispute 2nd finals seat Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Water supply on WCD restored, brings relief to residents

first_imgThe villages on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD) that were out of potable water for the past weeks can now breathe a sigh of relief as the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) restored the provision of this commodity on Saturday.The residents had been without running water as a result of low power provided by the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL).As a result, residents were forced to jog water from long distances. Some were forced to purchase water, while other had to do without that commodity.A fire truck from the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) had to come in and supply the affected villages, such as De Kendren and Meten-Meer-Zorg, with water.However, the residents are now appreciative of the work put in to have the water restored by the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI).“They came and they really did their work after they found out about the situation, because I spoke to a representative personally, who tell me what the work entailed to having the water running again; and I am glad, because we were really struggling. Thanks, God,” one resident expressed.Another said, “The water pressure is high too; so whatever they do, I glad, because I was fed-up. But I am glad that we ain’t have to worry about that every morning now; it was stressful”.Meanwhile, some villages on the East Coast of Demerara are still without water. The GWI has not reached out to those residents, and as such, they are very much frustrated. Those villages that are affected are Plaisance, Better Hope, Ogle and Goedverwagting.last_img read more

Japan Quits IWC to Resume Commercial Whaling

first_img Watch: Orca Performs ‘Belly Roll’ During Close Encounter With BoatPhotographer Captures Photo of Whale With Sliced-Off Tail After Boat Strike Stay on target Japan will reportedly resume commercial whaling next year, after exiting the International Whaling Commission (IWC).In defiance of the 1986 global ban on whale hunting, the country plans to resume operations in July, according to Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.“The whaling will be conducted in accordance with international law and within the catch limits calculated in accordance with the method adopted by the IWC to avoid negative impact on cetacean resources,” he said in a statement, published by Reuters.AdChoices广告Hunting whales for their usable products—meat, oil, blubber—dates back to around 3000 BC; by the late 1930s, more than 50,000 whales were being killed annually. Plunging populations eventually led to an international moratorium on the commercial hunting of whales.Japan, however, took advantage of a loophole allowing for the slaughter of whales in the name of scientific research: It sent vessels to the Antarctic to kill hundreds of whales annually, their meat ending up for sale across the country.The practice ended in 2014, when the International Court of Justice ruled that the program was not legitimate.Japan’s withdrawal from the IWC, however, means it will be free to restart commercial whaling next summer—a move the Australian government is “extremely disappointed” with.“The decision … is regrettable and Australia urges Japan to return to the Convention and Commission as a matter of priority,” Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Environment Minister Melissa Price said in a joint statement.Greenpeace Japan Executive Director Sam Annesley agreed, calling on Japan to “urgently act to conserve marine ecosystems, rather than resume commercial whaling.”“As a result of modern fleet technology, overfishing in both Japanese coastal waters and high seas areas has led to the depletion of many whale species,”  according to Annesley. “Most whale populations have not yet been recovered, including larger [mammals] such as blue whales, fin whales, and sei whales.“The world’s oceans face multiple threats such as acidification and plastic pollution, in addition to overfishing,” he continued. “As a country surrounded by oceans where people’s lives have been heavily reliant on marine resources, it is essential for Japan to work toward healthy oceans. Japan’s government has so far failed to resolve these problems.”The Asian nation will still attend International Whaling Commission meetings, Yoshie Nakatani, an official at the foreign ministry’s fisheries division, announced.“It’s not like we are turning our back on the IWC and abandoning international cooperation,” she said, as reported by Reuters. “There is no change to our country’s respect for the rule of law and multilateralism.”More on Geek.com:Whale Fossil Reveals Surprising Evolutionary StepDead Whale Found With 1,000 Pieces of Plastic Trash in StomachAncient Whale Bones ID Species Lost From Mediterranean Sealast_img read more