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‘Basyang’ to make third landfall in Palawan Wednesday night—Pagasa

AFTER hitting land twice on Tuesday, Tropical Depression “Basyang” (Sanba) is expected to make a third landfall over Southern Palawan this Wednesday night, according to the state-run weather bureau. “Posibleng magkaroon ng ikatlong landfall itong bagyo mamayang gabi sa may Southern Palawan,” weather specialist Obet Badrina of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration [...] The post ‘Basyang’ to make third landfall in Palawan Wednesday night—Pagasa appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes manilatimesFeb 14th, 2018

Miaa announces canceled flights due to ‘Basyang’

      Flights to and from Legazpi and Naga were canceled on Wednesday due to bad weather brought about by Tropical Depression "Basyang," airport authorities announced.   The Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) said that as of 10:30 a.m., the following flights have been canceled:   Cebu Pacific 5J 321 Manila - Legazpi 5J 322 Legazpi - Manila   CebGo DG 6113 Manila - Naga DG 6114 Naga - Manila   Basyang was last spotted 255 kilometers south of Cuyo, Palawan and is expected to make landfall over the said province on Wednesday night, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services ...Keep on reading: Miaa announces canceled flights due to ‘Basyang’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

‘Basyang’ weakens ahead of landfall in Bohol

Tropical Depression "Basyang" further weakened ahead of its expected landfall over Bohol, the state weather bureau said Tuesday afternoon. The tropical cyclone had maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 65 kph, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. Signal No. 1 was raised over Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo groups of islands, Aklan, Capiz, Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Siquijor, Bohol, Cebu, Biliran, Leyte, and Southern Leyte, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, and northern section of Zamboanga del Norte. READ: 'Basyang' to mak...Keep on reading: ‘Basyang’ weakens ahead of landfall in Bohol.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

‘Basyang’ expected to make landfall in Surigao del Sur on Tuesday

Tropical Storm "Basyang" (internationally known as "Sanba") is expected to make landfall over Surigao del Sur on Tuesday morning, the state weather bureau said. Basyang maintained its strength as it moved closer to Northeastern Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Monday night. Storm Signal No. 2 remained raised over the Caraga Region, which is composed of the following provinces: Surigao del Sur Surigao del Norte Agusan del Norte Agusan del Sur Dinagat Islands Storm Signal No. 1 has been raised over the following areas: southern portion of Samar southern portion of Eastern Samar Biliran ...Keep on reading: ‘Basyang’ expected to make landfall in Surigao del Sur on Tuesday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018

‘Vinta’ to make landfall “over Caraga – Davao Region”  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Dec) —  Tropical depression ‘Vinta’ is expected to make landfall “over Caraga – Davao Region” between Thursday evening (December 21) and Friday morning (December 22), according to Severe Weather Bulletin 2 issued by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical  and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) issued at  11 p.m. Wednesday. Vinta, the weather […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

'WalangPasok: Naga City suspends classes as ‘Urduja’ threatens Bicol

  LEGAZPI CITY - Classes in all levels in public and private schools on Thursday in Naga City were declared suspended Wednesday night as Tropical Depression "Urduja" is expected to make landfall over Bicol region or Eastern Visayas this weekend. On a post in his official Facebook account, Mayor John Bongat announced the cancellation of classes in Naga City as a precautionary measure as Urduja continues to pour rains over the region. The declaration will remain "until lifted through a subsequent issuance or bulletin," his post said. READ: Suspension of classes in Sorsogon, Camarines Sur, Albay extended as 'Urduja' nears Bicol...Keep on reading: #WalangPasok: Naga City suspends classes as ‘Urduja’ threatens Bicol.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

Tropical Depression ‘Urduja’ to hit Bicol, Eastern Visayas

Tropical Depression “Urduja” is expected to make landfall in Bicol Region and Eastern Visayas by Saturday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in an advisory issued at 3:00 AM Wednesday. Pagasa said “Urduja” was spotted 455km east of Surigao City with maximum winds of 55 km/h and gustiness of up to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

‘Paeng’ to bring rain to parts of PH but won’t make landfall — Pagasa

TYPHOON “Paeng” (international name: “Trami”) will bring isolated rain showers in Metro Manila after it entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Sunday morning but is not expected to   make landfall, according to the state-run weather bureau on Monday. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the eye of the [...] The post ‘Paeng’ to bring rain to parts of PH but won’t make landfall — Pagasa appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Leave danger zones, Itogon villagers told as another typhoon looms

ITOGON, Benguet --- Some families heeded the order to evacuate three communities here tagged as "danger zones" due to the threat of more rains this week from Typhoon "Paeng," Mayor Victorio Palangdan said on Sunday. Paeng (international name: Trami) is expected to affect on Friday extreme northern Luzon, particularly Batanes and the Babuyan group of islands, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). Pagasa forecasters do not expect the typhoon to make landfall, but they warn of possible flash floods or landslides in the rest of the country, including Metro Manila, caused by scattered light to moderate and at times heavy rains br...Keep on reading: Leave danger zones, Itogon villagers told as another typhoon looms.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Typhoon Trami enters PAR, named Paeng

PAGASA said the typhoon is not likely to make landfall in any part of the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

PAGASA: Typhoon Trami to enter PAR today, to be named Paeng

PAGASA said the typhoon is not likely to make landfall in any part of the country. Source link link: PAGASA: Typhoon Trami to enter PAR today, to be named 'Paeng'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

PAGASA estimates Ompong to reach peak intensity Thursday

Typhoon 'Ompong' (international name: Mangkhut) may reach "peak intensity" on Thursday as it continues to inch closer to the Philippines, the state weather agency said Wednesday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

McVay has Rams taking it slow after opening game victory

By Dan Greenspan, Associated Press THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams looked like a team that could be playing for a long time based on how they put away the Oakland Raiders in the second half of the teams' season opener. With an eye toward possibly playing into February, coach Sean McVay is willing to play the game to make sure the Rams are physically ready. McVay preemptively canceled Wednesday's practice to give his team extra time to recover from a physically taxing 33-13 win at Oakland on Monday night, planning instead to hold a walkthrough similar to what the Rams did late last season in his first year in charge. Later in the week he will be ramping up the physicality heading into the team's home opener against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. "We always try to do what is best for the players, and I think when you take into account what a physical game that was — that's a physical football team that we played last night — we feel like we've got the kind of team where we're mature enough to be able to handle a mental day if we feel like that's going to be best for them getting their bodies, getting their legs back underneath them for a good Thursday and Friday, and then hopefully being ready to go on Sunday against the Cardinals," McVay said Tuesday. That approach would seem to make sense after the Rams showed they can overcome a slow start against the Raiders. In addition to outscoring Oakland 23-0 in the second half, Los Angeles also had a 267-141 yardage advantage and held the ball for exactly 20 minutes. The Rams defense intercepted Raiders quarterback Derek Carr twice and did a better job of adjusting to Oakland's use of tempo and formation in their first game under returning head coach Jon Gruden, something McVay credited to the adjustments made by players and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. "I think to be able to go through some adversity says a lot about our football team," McVay said. "When you take into account the elements, the atmosphere, some of the unknown with what they presented offensively, even some different things defensively, the way that the half ended they had a lot of momentum. I thought our guys really embodied that attitude of never flinching, never blinking, and then they came out and did an excellent job in the second half." They also showed an improved understanding of how opponents might attack a Los Angeles defense supercharged by the offseason additions of defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh and cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters. Oakland used a heavy dose of bruising running back Marshawn Lynch in an effort to keep the Rams from getting chances to rush the quarterback, while tight end Jared Cook was the focus of the passing game with Raiders receivers held under wraps by the star defensive backs. Despite their struggles in a 24-6 loss to Washington, Arizona has the personnel to try and replicate Oakland's approach. David Johnson is a proven asset carrying the ball or catching it out of the backfield, and tight end Ricky Seals-Jones showed signs of being a difference-maker in the passing game as a rookie. The two Cardinals targets are the kind of players the Rams might try to limit with linebacker Mark Barron, but McVay was uncertain whether he would be available after not playing against Oakland because of an ankle injury. "He's kind of day-to-day right now," McVay said. "It's such a tough thing as far as being able to really project and predict what he's going to be able to do. Whether he is going to be available or not right now I think is definitely questionable and I'll probably have a little bit more information about that as we go forward, but I thought Ramik (Wilson) did a nice job stepping up. You see Marqui Christian get a lot of reps in some of those known passing situations, and I thought both those two players were good for us last night." NOTES: Return specialist Pharoh Cooper is expected to miss several weeks because of a sprained ankle that McVay said might need to be repaired surgically. The Rams might be forced to sign a replacement for Cooper this week as his backup, wide receiver Mike Thomas, is dealing with a groin injury that McVay said could also sideline him......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

‘Mangkhut’ intensifies as it nears PAR

  Typhoon "Mangkhut" (local name "Ompong") further intensified as it moved closer to the Philippines on Wednesday.   The typhoon was packing maximum sustained winds of 200 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 245 kph, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.   It was last spotted 1,390 kilometers east of Northern Luzon, moving westward with a speed of 20 kph.   Mangkhut was already classified as a super typhoon at Joint Typhoon Warning Center on Tuesday night.   Pagasa measures the average wind strength every 10 minutes, while the JTWC measures average winds per minute. &nb...Keep on reading: ‘Mangkhut’ intensifies as it nears PAR.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Storm, Mystics look to enjoy experience of WNBA Finals

By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird leaned over toward Breanna Stewart and made sure the current MVP of the WNBA was paying attention to what the oldest player in the league was saying. "This is advice," Bird said. The message to Stewart was clear: At age 24, don't take for granted that she's leading the Seattle Storm to the WNBA Finals and expect it to happen all the time. Bird should know. She won a title in her third WNBA season. It was another six years before she was back in the finals winning another title. And it was eight more years on top of that before Bird and the Storm finally made it back to the Finals, where they will face the Washington Mystics in Game 1 on Friday night. "I didn't think we'd be back, to be honest," Bird said. "We started a rebuild and there was no telling when we'd get on the other side of it. It's not that my hunger for it went away or my motivation. Clearly, I wanted to stay at the top of my game and wanted to help this franchise get on the other side of this rebuild, but the Finals? That was very far from my imagination." Bird is relishing this opportunity knowing it could be one of her last chances to win another title. And it was her performance in the fourth quarter of Game 5 against Phoenix that put Seattle in the championship series, hitting four 3-pointers and scoring 14 of her 22 points during a brilliant six-minute stretch that left the likes of Kobe Bryant and LeBron James singing her praises on social media. Also not taking this trip to the Finals for granted are the Mystics. It's their first Finals appearance in franchise history. Star Elena Delle Donne went to the Finals in 2014 with Chicago, as did guard Kristi Toliver with Los Angeles in 2016. "We've been leaders of this team and have just been trying to make sure everyone is focused, staying light, having a good time and spending time together, not just on the court but off the court," Delle Donne said. Here are other things to watch in the best-of-five series: STAR POWER: The matchup between Delle Donne and Stewart highlights the series. Stewart averaged 24 points in Seattle's series against Phoenix and carried the scoring load for much of Game 5 until Bird got hot late. What Delle Donne did against Atlanta may have been better. Playing with a bone bruise in her left knee suffered in Game 2, Delle Donne returned for Games 4 and 5 and while her scoring was down, her presence on the court was a boost for the Mystics. Delle Donne scored 29 and 30 points, respectively, in her two games against Seattle in the regular season, the second a blowout victory in Washington late in the season. Stewart had 25 points in each of the first two meetings but was held to 10 in the final matchup. FIRST-TIME WINNER: The Finals will feature a coach who will raise the trophy for the first time. Seattle's Dan Hughes and Washington's Mike Thibault have enjoyed incredible individual success leading teams, but neither has ever won a title. Thibault has only reached the Finals twice in his career — in 2004 and 2005 with Connecticut. In the first of those Finals trips, the Sun lost to Seattle. Hughes has reached the Finals only once in his career, in 2008 with San Antonio, where it was swept by Detroit. FRESH KICKS: Bird appears to be poking fun at herself for being the oldest player in the WNBA with shoes she had designed for Game 1 of the Finals. The shoes feature the image of Emma Webster, better known as "Granny" from the Looney Tunes cartoons. Bird tweeted on Wednesday, "Scariest Grandma I have EVER seen." Bird and Stewart have worn customized sneakers at times during the season. THAT 70s SHOW: While this is the first time Seattle and Washington have clashed in the WNBA Finals, it's not the first time the two cities have played for basketball championships. In consecutive years — 1978 and 1979 — the Washington Bullets and Seattle SuperSonics met in the NBA Finals. Washington won a Game 7 to win the title in 1978, while Seattle defeated the Bullets in five games to win the title a year later. Both Seattle teams were coached by Lenny Wilkens, a regular at Storm games......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Navy flagship BRP Gregorio del Pilar runs aground near shoal

The flagship of the Philippine Navy ran aground Wednesday night while on a patrol mission in the vicinity of Hasa Hasa (Half Moon) Shoal in the waters off Palawan in the West Philippine Sea. Source link link: Navy flagship BRP Gregorio del Pilar runs aground near shoal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 1st, 2018

Navy flagship BRP Gregorio del Pilar runs aground near shoal

The flagship of the Philippine Navy ran aground Wednesday night while on a patrol mission in the vicinity of Hasa Hasa (Half Moon) Shoal in the waters off Palawan in the West Philippine Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

PH Navy warship runs aground in Palawan

MANILA, Philippines – One of the Philippine Navy's most capable warships ran aground in Palawan Wednesday night, August 29, according to the military. The Western Command is conducting operations to retrieve the cutter that the navy acquired from the US Coast Guard in 2011. "Reports have reached the General Headquarters that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

PAGASA: LPA to make landfall in Visayas on Sunday

Gloomy weather is expected in the Visayas over the weekend as a low pressure area (LPA) is expected to make landfall on Eastern Samar, state weather bureau PAGASA said Friday morning. Source link link: PAGASA: LPA to make landfall in Visayas on Sunday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Federer, Djokovic, Halep win rain-delayed matches, reach QFs

By Joe Kay, Associated Press MASON, Ohio (AP) — Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep made quick work of their rain-delayed matches Friday afternoon and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open, facing the daunting challenge of playing a few hours later in extremely humid conditions. Several days of rain turned the quarterfinals into an endurance test. Six men's and three women's singles matches were held over from Thursday because of rain. Federer — the top player left in the men's bracket after No. 1 Rafael Nadal withdrew to get some rest — needed only 72 minutes to beat Leonardo Mayer 6-1, 7-6 (6), leaving him on course for yet another Cincinnati title. He's won a record seven despite missing the tournament the last two years because of injury. Then, it was off for a little rest before an evening match against fellow Swiss player Stan Wawrinka, who advanced with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Marton Fucsovics. "Waiting around all day and hardly seeing any tennis obviously is never fun for the tournament and the fans," Federer said. "So we're happy that the tournament is back underway. Today I tried to really focus on just the one match, not thinking that there is possibly going to be two." Djokovic's match against Grigor Dimitrov was suspended at the start of the third set on Thursday night. He finished off the defending champion 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, maintaining his hopes of a first Cincinnati title. Dimitrov didn't drop a set last year while winning his first Masters title in Cincinnati. He also won his first two matches this week in straight sets, a streak that was broken by Djokovic on Thursday night before the rains came and the match was suspended with Djokovic up 2-1. "I wish it didn't rain, for sure, last night," Dimitrov said. "I just thought that even though I lost that second set, I was feeling well on the court. "Today is a completely different day. The conditions are a little bit different. So yeah, everything came into play." With each win, Djokovic gets closer to the chance he covets — another appearance in the title match. He's never won at Cincinnati, going 0-5 in title matches. It's the only ATP Masters 1000 event that has eluded him. Djokovic acknowledges he would especially enjoy winning the title, which would make him the only player to win all nine ATP Masters events. Also Friday, Juan Martin del Potro and Nick Kyrgios split two tiebreakers before Del Potro prevailed in the third set for a 7-6 (4), 6-7 (6), 6-2 win. Del Potro will face David Goffin, who upset Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-4 to reach the Cincinnati quarterfinals for the first time in three tries. On the women's side, No. 1 Simona Halep beat Ashleigh Barty 7-5, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals. Halep has faced the most challenges from the rain, with one match suspended overnight Wednesday in the third set and then her third-round match held over for a day as well. Barty, who lost to Halep in last week's Rogers Cup semifinals in Montreal, committed 32 unforced errors to Halep's 17. Halep is seeking her first Cincinnati championship after losing in the finals last year and 2015. ___ AP freelance writer Mark Schmetzer in Cincinnati contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Atletico beats Real Madrid 4-2 after extra time in Super Cup

By Frank Griffiths, Associated Press TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Atletico Madrid finally got the better of Real Madrid on the European stage, scoring twice in extra time to win 4-2 in the UEFA Super Cup final on Wednesday in its rival's first game without Cristiano Ronaldo. Atletico got off to a flying start with Diego Costa scoring the competition's fastest goal just 50 seconds in, but Madrid came back to take a 2-1 lead as Los Blancos tried to prove they can still win trophies without Ronaldo and with a new coach. But Costa equalized late in the match with his second goal before Saul Niguez and Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion sealed the victory in extra time on a cool night in Estonia's capital. Atletico's victory over its crosstown rival had added significance after it lost two Champions League finals to Madrid in 2014 and 2016. Diego Simeone's team was also eliminated by Madrid in the 2017 semifinals. "I'm elated," Costa said. "Real Madrid has always beaten us in these finals. It was our turn to win a final." The loss leaves new Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui still having to prove that there is life after Ronaldo, who scored 450 goals in 438 matches before joining Juventus this summer and helped lead the club to three straight Champions League titles. "I'm sad. I'm frustrated. It's a final that we lost," Lopetegui said. "But I also know that we will have to wake up and prepare ourselves for our first league match and start the season on the right foot." Gareth Bale showed glimpses of his pace and skill, but couldn't mimic Ronaldo's ability to decide a game on his own. Instead, Costa was the one who dominated at the Lillekula Stadium in Tallinn. He overpowered Madrid's center backs in the first minute after a long ball from Stefan Savic, first winning a header against Sergio Ramos and then muscling past Raphael Varane to cut into the area where he beat goalkeeper Keylor Navas at the near post. Karim Benzema equalized in the 27th minute, heading in a pinpoint cross from Bale, who was able to break away from Lucas Hernandez on the right and curl the ball into his fellow forward's path. Bale, who was given a freer role than he's used to, caused trouble for Atletico's defense in the first half as he switched between wings. He was Madrid's main creative spark at that point, with his teammates constantly trying to feed him the ball. He faded in the second half, but Lopetegui was pleased with Bale's performance. "Gareth has played very good. In this moment of the season, all the players are not in the best physical way," the coach said. "We are happy with his performance and we hope he's going to put in deserved performances in the next matches." Sergio Ramos scored a penalty in the 63rd minute after Juanfran Torres handled in the area as the ball flew over him from a corner. Juanfran made up for it in the 79th by taking the ball off Marcelo near the touchline and then passing to Angel Correa. The substitute then skipped past a couple of Madrid defenders and cut the ball back from the byline to Costa, who poked the ball into the roof of the net. In extra time, substitute Thomas Partey set up the decisive goal when he stripped the ball off Varane and played a one-two with Costa before dribbling toward the byline. Partey then cut the ball back to Saul Niguez, who volleyed the ball first-time to send the ball past Navas to make it 3-2 in the 98th. Koke finished Madrid off with a cool finish in the 104th. Lopetegui, who joined Madrid in controversial fashion and was fired as Spain coach just before the World Cup, will need to show that he can build on the success of predecessor Zidedane Zidane and can win with new tactics. At times, Madrid looked uncomfortable playing under the new possession-based system and seemed to miss Ronaldo's flair and proficiency. "We need to improve on the all the phases of the team," Lopetegui said. "We don't like to make mistakes." Madrid had to play without new goalkeeper Thibault Courtois, as the former Atletico player didn't even dress for the match. Spanish media reports said the team didn't register him in time with UEFA following his transfer from Chelsea. For Atletico, the victory gives the team a boost before the season starts, Simeone said. "The club is growing. We have a new stadium," he said. "We have players who want to join us, players who don't want to leave us. I think this speaks volumes.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018