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‘Brace for the typhoon season’

By: Cindy Ferrer  THE Office of Civil Defense in Western Visayas (OCD)-6 warned the public to prepare for typhoons with the looming rainy season. In an interview on June 11, 2018, Ma. Aletha Nogra, officer-in-charge of OCD-6, said the third to fourth quarter of the year is considered the “typhoon season” for Region 6. “We […] The post ‘Brace for the typhoon season’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJun 12th, 2018

Typhoon season begins

MANILA, Philippines -  Filipinos residing in low-lying areas such as Metro Manila should brace for more rains and flooding as the state weather bureau expect.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 30th, 2017

Cousins late free throws lead Warriors past Heat 120-118

By Josh Dubow, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 39 points and DeMarcus Cousins made two free throws with 5.4 seconds to play that helped the Golden State Warriors cap a comeback from a 19-point deficit in the first quarter to beat the Miami Heat 120-118 on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time). Cousins rebounded a missed three-pointer by Durant and drew a foul, setting the stage for his winning free throws that gave the Warriors their 11th double-digit comeback of the season, and second straight after rallying from 17 points down in the first quarter Friday (Saturday, PHL time) in Phoenix. Miami overcame an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter to tie the game on a three-pointer by Justise Winslow. Josh Richardson and Dwyane Wade then had back-to-back steals and layups to put the Heat up 118-115 with 51.5 seconds to play. Durant then tied it with a three-pointer and Cousins made his big shots after both teams missed from long range to give the Warriors their 15th win in 16 games. Klay Thompson scored 29 points and Stephen Curry added 25 for Golden State. Richardson helped shoot Miami to the big early lead and finished with a career-high 37 points with help from eight three-pointers. Waiters added 24 and Winslow had 22 in Miami's fifth loss in six games. The Warriors went on a 12-0 run early in the third quarter starting with a three-pointer from Curry to take a 66-61 lead. But Miami wouldn't go away and the Warriors needed to fight until the final horn to secure the win. The Heat went on a 24-2 run early in the first quarter and quickly built a 19-point lead against the slow-starting Warriors. But Golden State scored the final six points of the frame, including a three-pointer from Jonas Jerebko to cut the deficit to 10 points after one. TIP-INS Heat: Wade played despite a scary fall Friday (Saturday, PHL time) in Sacramento that left him with a bruised back. "Any one of us would probably be in a body brace right now. But he's built like Captain America," coach Eric Spoelstra said. Wade got a standing ovation following a video tribute during the first quarter timeout in his final regular season game in the Bay Area before retiring after the season. Wade finished with 10 points. Warriors: F Andre Iguodala sat out after tweaking his left hamstring on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). ... The Warriors have scored at least 100 points in 26 straight games, their longest streak since a 36-gamer in 2016-17. ... Draymond Green was called for his 11th technical foul early in the fourth quarter when he wanted a goaltending called when Bam Adebayo blocked Shaun Livingston's shot. Durant was called for his 10th later in the quarter. FREE AGENCY TALK The Warriors have grown tired of talk about NBA free agency, but coach Steve Kerr was happy to chime in when it came to baseball's market. When asked about the possibility that free agent slugger Bryce Harper could sign with the San Francisco Giants, the noted Los Angeles Dodgers fan was all in favor of it. "I'd love it if Bryce Harper came here," Kerr said. "Does my opinion matter? Bryce, come to the Giants. Let's go!" UP NEXT Heat: Visit Denver on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). Warriors: Host Utah on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

Harris jumper gives Clippers 117-115 win over Hornets

By Eli Pacheco, Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tobias Harris scored 34 points, including a running jumper in the lane with 4.3 seconds remaining, and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied from 20 points down to beat the Charlotte Hornets 117-115 on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time). Charlotte had a chance to tie or take the lead on its last possession, but Marvin Williams’ three-point attempt was short at the buzzer. Lou Williams scored 31 points for the Clippers, Montrezl Harrell added 16 and Patrick Beverley 15. Los Angeles was playing its third road game in four days. Kemba Walker scored 32 points and Jeremy Lamb added 22 for the Hornets. Marvin Williams finished with 13 points and Malik Monk had 12. It was the second time this season Charlotte lost a game after leading by 20. Beverly’s loose-ball foul with 21.1 seconds left put Marvin Williams on the line for Charlotte. Williams hit both to tie it at 115. The Clippers shot 75 percent (18-for-24) on three-pointers. TIP-INS Clippers: Los Angeles held Kemba Walker to 13 points in their first matchup this season, a 128-109 win. Walker scored 25 on 8-of-15 shooting (4-for-6 on three's) in the first half Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). ... Danilo Gallinari (back) did not play. ... The Clippers’ third-period woes continued as they were outscored 34-31. Hornets: Center Cody Zeller, who missed 16 games after surgery on his right hand, entered the game at the 6:43 mark of the first period with a small brace on his hand, but didn’t wear it in the second half. ... Charlotte entered the game 2-8 in its past 10 against Los Angeles, and 1-4 in its past five. ... Tony Parker left after nine minutes on the court with a back injury and didn’t return. UP NEXT Clippers: Visit Indiana on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). Hornets: Visit Dallas on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

MVP Ladder: Giannis bolsters case with key win in Houston

By Sekou Smith, NBA.com Giannis Antetokounmpo doesn’t think he’s quite “there yet” when it comes to the Kia MVP chase. With all due respect, Mr. “Greek Freak,” the basketball world begs to differ. You are definitely there, sir, based on your performance through the midpoint of this NBA season. In fact, if there were hardware to hand out from Kia Race to the MVP Ladder HQ at this point, Antetokounmpo would be the recipient (edging out a crowded field that includes the reigning MVP, James Harden). By the grace of the scheduling gods, the two leading candidates just happened to hook up on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time), the official halfway point of 2018-19. And they put on a show worthy of MVP mention, with Antetokounmpo’s Milwaukee Bucks knocking off Harden’s Houson Rockets at Toyota Center. Harden continued his torrid scoring streak, collecting his league-leading 14th 40-point game of the season. In doing so, he tied Tracy McGrady for the second-longest 30-point streak since the ABA/NBA merger at 14. (Kobe Bryant has the record at 16 straight.) But Harden didn’t have his most efficient outing (shooting 13-for-30 overall with nine turnovers) as the Bucks took control late. All Antentokounmpo did was shred the Rockets for 27 points on 8-for-16 shooting to go along with a career-high 21 rebounds, five assists and yet another showcase performance for his MVP resume. (The Bucks pounded the Rockets to the tune of a 70-24 advantage in points in the paint and outscored them 19-2 in fast break points.) The Bucks have won seven of their past eight games heading into today’s game against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena. They’ve stormed the top of the Eastern Conference standings and own a 10-5 record over Western Conference opponents with Antetokounmpo as their undisputed leader and, yes, MVP. Not there yet, huh? Yeah, right. * * * The top five this week in the 2018-19 Kia Race to the MVP Ladder: * * * 1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks Last week: No. 2 Season stats: 26.6 points, 12.8 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.5 blocks, 1.3 steals Antetokounmpo seems to be the only person on the planet who isn’t moved by his consistent brilliance this season. If he doesn’t think he’s "there yet," then the rest of the league should brace themselves for whatever comes next. He’s been an unstoppable force on both ends of the floor, but particularly as an offensive catalyst on one of the most improved teams in the league. Doing it without the aid of a reliable long-distance shot is what has made watching Antetokounmpo crush the competition so intriguing. If there was any skepticism about the Bucks being both a legitimate threat in the East and a title contender, that should be vanishing as the second half of the season begins. As long as Antetokounmpo stays focused and healthy (he’s probable Saturday, PHL time, with right quadriceps soreness and a left hip bruise), the possibilities are endless. 2. James Harden, Houston Rockets Last week: No. 1 Season stats: 33.9 points, 8.6 assists, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals Harden has moved into hallowed ground with his current scoring barrage, as his 14 straight games of 30-plus points ties Hall of Famer (and fellow Rockets legend) Tracy McGrady for the second-longest streak since the ABA/NBA merger. Those debates about whether or not Harden is the best offensive player ever aren’t out of line, not when you consider the way he generates offense for himself and his teammates. Harden has a chance to obliterate the record with the Rockets’ friendly upcoming schedule (they play seven of their next 10 games at Toyota Center). The only glitch for Harden as he's hit this nuclear level is the one key flaw in his game is rising, too. He’s averaging 5.7 turnovers this season, which ties his career-high from 2016-17. He's up to 7.3 tpg in his last five games, which he, of course, would point out is world-class nit-picking of a guy playing as well as he is. 3. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors Last week: No. 3 Season stats: 28.9 points, 5.5 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 1.3 steals Curry shot a rather un-Splash Brother-ish 5-for-19 in Tuesday’s (Wednesday, PHL time) home win against the New York Knicks, which includes an ugly 3-for-12 showing from three-point range. That was a huge come down from his 42-point outburst (including 10 made three-pointers) Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in a road win against the Sacramento Kings. But as often happens with a rare rough shooting night for the two-time former MVP, Curry displayed a brilliant floor game against the Knicks. He finished with 14 assists (and just one turnover) while grabbing seven rebounds as Klay Thompson went off for 43 points and Kevin Durant dropped 24. Curry’s had just three hiccups since returning from his 11-game, groin-injury induced absence on Dec. 1 (Dec. 2, PHL time). Over his last 18 games, Curry has failed to score at least 20 points only once. What should worry the Chicago Bulls, who visit Oracle today, is what Curry has done in those other two games after he struggled (averaged 32.0 points). 4. Kawhi Leonard, Toronto Raptors Last week: No. 4 Season stats: 27.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.9 steals MVP voters must decide if the work Leonard did while he was playing outweighs how good the Raptors were all season whether he was in or out of the lineup. As convenient as it might be to try to diminish what Leonard has done by knocking him for the games he missed, you’d be wise to pay attention to just how good he's been when he plays. The Milwaukee Bucks can certainly attest to his impact after what Leonard did to them Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). He logged 30 points and a season-high five steals, playing his trademark lockdown defense, as the Raptors won the battle between the NBA’s top two teams (in the standings). Leonard has such tight control over his own game that he continues to play as efficiently as anyone on this list. He has notched eight games this season where he’s scored 30 or more points while shooting better than 50 percent, including his last two games (30 on 50 percent shooting in the win against the Bucks and 31 points on 61.1 percent shooting in their recent win against the Hawks). 5. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets Last week: No. 7 Season stats: 19.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.5 steals Jokic continues to deliver for the Nuggets in every category, doing his crafty best to help keep coach Michael Malone’s team at the top of the Western Conference. He notched his 21st career triple-double (18 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists and two blocks) in Thursday’s (Friday, PHL time) win over the LA Clippers. It was his second straight triple-double, coming two days after lighting up the Heat in Miami for 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. In doing so, he tied Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the second-most career triple-doubles by a center and can now chase Wilt Chamberlain’s big man record of 78. Jokic will probably dig into that deficit considerably the season if he keeps playing the way he has to kick off 2019 (27.2 points on .523 shooting, 12.6 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 1.4 steals in his last five games). Jokic and the rest of the Nuggets are focused on team goals first, of course. After missing out on the playoffs on the season's final night in 2017-18, they’re making sure to avoid any such drama this time. * * * The next five 6. Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder 7. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers 8. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers 9. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors 10. Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans And five more: DeMar DeRozan, San Antonio Spurs; Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics; Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers;Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers; Lou Williams, Los Angeles Clippers Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

MMDA urges public to prepare for heavy traffic on Friday, Dec. 21

MANILA, Philippines -- Motorists should bring not only presents for their Christmas parties on Friday night but also a lot of patience as the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said on Thursday that a "carmaggedon" is expected around the metro.   Despite this warning, MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said that traffic enforcers of the agency are on "full alert" to assist the traffic situation.   "Yes, tama po yun dahil last Friday na po ito nung holiday season, definitely nasa labas na po lahat ng tao diyan -- yung mga huling hirit ng shopping, Christmas parties, etc," Garcia said in an interview with dzMM when asked if the public should brace for a "carm...Keep on reading: MMDA urges public to prepare for heavy traffic on Friday, Dec. 21.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

UAAP Finals: Pumaren sees Ateneo with the upper hand vs UP

As neighbors Ateneo de Manila University and University of the Philippines dispute UAAP Season 81 men's basketball supremacy starting Saturday, Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren sees it as an advantage for the defending champions. The Blue Eagles, Pumaren says, have the advantage of a longer break, since they defeated the FEU Tamaraws last Nov. 25, while UP just advanced following a hard-fought 89-87 overtime win Wednesday evening. "Advantage right now is Ateneo. Why? UP's gonna be tired of the emotions, everything physically," the coach said. However, if one thing's for sure, the boys from Diliman could always harness energy from their electric crowd, whose cheers reverberated througout the Araneta Coliseum in the winner-take-all encounter. The 54-year old also praised the Maroon-clad crowd for their overwhelming support for the team, which advanced to their first championship series since 1986. "[The crowd's] just like a typhoon surge that is hard to stop. But the only question is when will the surge stop? Kasi they won purely because of heart and because of the support of the community," he shared. Game 1 of the UAAP Season 81 Men's Basketball finals start on Saturday, Dec. 1, on ABS-CBN S+A, S+A HD, and via livestream on sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/uaap. __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Adamson and UP fans brace for titanic do-or-die match-up in UAAP 81

Fans of the Adamson University Soaring Falcons and University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons are bracing for their do-or-die semi-final matchup on Wednesday to decide the final ticket to the University Athletics Association of the Philippines Season 81 men’s basketball finals. The Soaring Falcon’s found an easy way to free up their schedule on Wednesday […] The post Adamson and UP fans brace for titanic do-or-die match-up in UAAP 81 appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

Eagles ready for Falcons or Maroons

For the first time in three years, there won’t be the storied blue-versus-green rivalry in play in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball finals but just the same, waiting Ateneo Blue Eagles brace for a highly competitive title defense against either Adamson or University of the Philippines......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

UAAP’s big birds duel in match to watch

The two most dominant squads in the UAAP Season 81 men’s hoops –defending champion Ateneo (9-2) and contender Adamson (8-2) – brace for a dogfight as they face off for Round 2 on Nov. 4......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

PAGASA: Brace for heavy rains as Typhoon Rosita closes in on northern PH

PAGASA: Brace for heavy rains as Typhoon Rosita closes in on northern PH.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Isabela farmers harvest ahead of season as Rosita approaches

Farmers in the province of Isabela decided to harvest their crops ahead of time as Typhoon Rosita continues to make its way to their area. Source link link: Isabela farmers harvest ahead of season as Rosita approaches.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Cagayan, Isabela brace for ‘Rosita’

Classes, work cancelled The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Sunday raised its alert status from “White” to “Blue” in preparation for Typhoon Rosita, whose strength has...READ MORE The post Cagayan, Isabela brace for ‘Rosita’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

Cold wind to bring rains

The amihan or the northeastern monsoon– the cold wind usually associated with the Christmas season– could most likely cause an approaching storm to make landfall. This was according to PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration), which monitored typhoon “Yutu” at 2,535 kilometers east of Central Luzon early yesterday, packing maximum sustained winds of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Planting season adjustment eyed to minimize storm damage

AGRICULTURE SECRETARY Emmanuel F. Piñol said that the department is in talks with the irrigation agency to facilitate adjustments to the planting calendar in order to minimize typhoon damage to farms in northern Luzon in September and October. The post Planting season adjustment eyed to minimize storm damage appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Paco Alcacer making most of 2nd chance with Spain

By Joseph Wilson, Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Close to seeing his career stagnate, Paco Alcacer is making the most of a second chance to become Spain's top striker. Alcacer scored twice in his first appearance for Spain in two-and-a-half years to lead a 4-1 away win at Wales in a friendly last week. On Monday, the former Barcelona player will likely feature again when Spain hosts England in Seville seeking a second win over Gareth Southgate's team in the incipient Nations League. "I'm happy that I was able to help the team by doing what we strikers are supposed to, which is provide goals," Alcacer said after Thursday's match in Cardiff. "I just have to keep this good dynamic going." The 25-year-old Alcacer has been rejuvenated since leaving Barcelona on loan for Borussia Dortmund in August, a turnaround that has ended a hiatus from Spain's national team that was in danger of becoming a permanent adios. Previous to his two goals for Spain against Wales, Alcacer had scored seven times in a four-match scoring run for Dortmund. That streak included netting a spectacular hat trick that he completed on the last kick of the game for a 4-3 win over Augsburg. Ironically, Alcacer's slide toward oblivion at Barcelona began under current Spain coach Luis Enrique when he was condemned to a reserve role behind the superstar trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez in 2016-17. Not even Neymar's departure at the start of last season changed the situation at Camp Nou for Alcacer. Favoring other players, new coach Ernesto Valverde gave him fewer appearances than Luis Enrique. So Alcacer decided that his best option was to leave Spain and try his luck in Germany. And it turned out that Alcacer just needed a chance to play. With his brace against Wales, Alcacer showed his leading quality as a striker. He is not the fastest, the strongest, nor the slickest passer; he is a pure goal scorer who excels at putting one-touch shots in-between the posts. Against Wales, Alcacer fired a rising right-footed shot into the near corner for the lead— and his first goal with Spain since Oct. 2015. He then put the win beyond doubt by poaching a clearance in the area to make it 3-0. "Alcacer is playing superbly because he is on a scoring streak, but overall his attitude has been marvelous," said Luis Enrique, who called Alcacer up to fill the void left by the injured Diego Costa. Alcacer was not supposed to need a comeback story. Four years ago, former Spain manager Vicente del Bosque considered Alcacer, along with Alvaro Morata, as his strikers of the future. The then Valencia player led Spain in qualifying for the 2016 European championship with five goals, but when he struggled to score for his club in the run-up to the tournament Del Bosque dropped him from his squad. Banished to the bench following his move to Barcelona from Valencia, Alcacer was also ignored by Julen Lopetegui in his two-year tenure that took Spain to last summer's World Cup. Circumstances, however, have put Alcacer in good position to now succeed for "La Roja." While competition remains fierce in the positions of midfielder and playmaker for Spain, the striker job is up for grabs. Long gone are the days when David Villa and Fernando Torres flourished up front for the 2010 world champions, as both Costa and Morata have failed to show they can be counted on for goals. Alcacer said that he had been preparing for this return to his best form. "It's about several things," he said, "about getting on a hot streak, about self-confidence, about having playing time, and, above all, about working each day when you are not playing so you can be ready.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Gin Kings brace for ‘big game’ vs Bolts

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is keeping its eyes on the twice-to-beat bonus heading into the playoff round while Blackwater shoots for a quarterfinal slot, when they collide against separate foes tonight in Season 43 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup at the Sta. Rosa Sports Complex in Laguna. The Gin Kings will be gunning for their [...] The post Gin Kings brace for ‘big game’ vs Bolts appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

PAGASA advises public to be vigilant of possible landslides amid ‘Paeng’

Typhoon Paeng (international name: Trami) may be weaker and may not dump as much rain as “Ompong” (international name: Mangkhut) did but the public should brace for possible landslides......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Inflation seen to ease in fourth quarter of 2018 despite Ompong impact

Despite the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong so close to the holiday season, inflation is still expected to ease in the fourth quarter, economic managers said yesterday......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

BSP still expects inflation to peak in Q3 despite ‘Ompong’ onslaught

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Tuesday said it continues to expect inflation to peak in the third quarter of the year and gradually ease from there, despite the damage caused by typhoon Ompong and expected rise in consumer demand in the holiday season......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

PAGASA: Brace for 4-5 more typhoons as powerful as Ompong

Filipinos should brace for four to five more tropical cyclones that could be as powerful as Typhoon Ompong (international name Mangkhut) in the last quarter of the year, an official of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said yesterday. Source link link: PAGASA: Brace for 4-5 more typhoons as powerful as 'Ompong'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018