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5 vehicles involved in collision at Edsa-Shaw tunnel

Five cars got involved in a multiple collision at Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (Edsa) Shaw tunnelon Thursdayafternoon. In an advisory by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), two SUV, two cars, and a pick-up truck were involved in a collision at1:46 p.m. The MMDA advised motorists to take alternate routes due to the heavy traffic caused by the accident. /je...Keep on reading: 5 vehicles involved in collision at Edsa-Shaw tunnel.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerDec 21st, 2017

Veteran TV broadcaster injured in 6-vehicle collision in Mandaluyong

Veteran television broadcaster Doris Bigornia is among those injured during a six-vehicle collision in Shaw Boulevard Underpass at the Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Mandaluyong City. The multiple collisionThe post Veteran TV broadcaster injured in 6-vehicle collision in Mandaluyong appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

Elderly, child dead; 6 hurt in Cebu road accident

TWO persons died and six persons were injured in a road accident involving four vehicles along the national highway in south Cebu on Sunday morning. The fatalities were identified as Virgilia Sillote, 61, and Vince Villasis, 4, both of Minglanilla town. Police reported that the vehicles involved in the accident in Barangayn Taloot, Argao town [...] The post Elderly, child dead; 6 hurt in Cebu road accident appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

Whether you’re looking for a change in career, or scenery, a job fair could be t…

Whether you’re looking for a change in career, or scenery, a job fair could be the best place to look. Visit us at 2L Event Center & Function Hall, Starmall EDSA-Shaw on April 17-18 for another #MBClassifiedsJobFair 2018. Pre-register at: bit.ly/2sO7Xvs Source link: Whether you’re looking for a change in career, or scenery, a job fair could be t….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

17 hurt in 9-vehicle collision

MANILA, Philippines — Seventeen persons were injured when a bus they were riding hit eight vehicles along Roxas Boulevard in Parañaque City Friday morning......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

Metropolitan Chess Club opens chess clinic

MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Chess Club will hold the Young Knights Rapid Chess Championship on April 8 at the Starmall Edsa Shaw Event area in Man.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Duterte orders arrest of bus operator in Mindoro crash

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the arrest of the operator of bus firm Dimple Star Transport, following the March 22 fatal road accident that involved one of its vehicles in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro. “(Duterte) ordered the arrest of the operator (of the Dimple Star Bus),” Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go said Friday,… link: Duterte orders arrest of bus operator in Mindoro crash.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

17 people hurt in multiple collision along Cavitex — MMDA

AT least 17 people were injured in a collision on Friday involving 10 vehicles along the northbound lane of Cavitex on Roxas Airport Road, causing heavy traffic, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said. In its public advisory, the MMDA said the Cavitex to Airport Road northbound was slow moving as of 10:00 a.m. after an accident [...] The post 17 people hurt in multiple collision along Cavitex — MMDA appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

Bank drive now open to private cars

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Tuesday announced that Bank Drive in Ortigas Center in Pasig City is now open to private vehicles to ease traffic congestion in the commercial district. MMDA’s Traffic Engineering Center (TEC) said vehicles traversing Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) northbound and heading to Ortigas area can now access [...] The post Bank drive now open to private cars appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

Kings aim to bring NBA All-Star game to Sacramento

By Josh Dubow, Associated Press The Sacramento Kings are looking to bring the NBA All-Star game to California’s capital city for the first time ever. Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, Mayor Darrell Steinberg and local tourism officials are set to detail plans for the bid for the game in either 2022 or ’23 later Thursday (Friday, PHL time) and officially submit an application to the league on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Getting the All-Star game would cap a remarkable comeback for Sacramento, which nearly lost its franchise to Seattle in 2013 before Ranadive bought the team and put together a deal to build a state-of-the-art downtown arena. “I think it would be a recognition of the fact that the city went all-in on the Kings,” Ranadive said. “It would be the ultimate recognition that the city pulled it off. There’s a love affair between the Kings and the city and the NBA. It would be an exclamation point on that love affair.” Winning the bid won’t be easy. The Golden State Warriors are seeking the game for their new arena in downtown San Francisco that is set to open for the 2019-20 season. Milwaukee is also bidding to play the game in its new arena set to open next season and other cities also will get involved. Commissioner Adam Silver said at the All-Star game last weekend in Los Angeles that he generally supports a bid from Sacramento with one major caveat. “Sacramento and the surrounding communities provide a tremendous opportunity for an All-Star. Wine country, great golf, great scenery, all kinds of wonderful things that I think people would love to visit around an All-Star. But at the end of the day, we have to have a sufficient number of hotel rooms,” he said. Ranadive said new projects will ensure that there will be enough hotel rooms to meet the NBA’s requirement of about 6,000 rooms in the area. But the bid will offer even more options with up to 1,000 rooms through a partnership with Airbnb, as well as two or three 300-room small luxury cruise ships in the Port of Sacramento. Silver said he would be open to that possibility, pointing out that USA Basketball players and guests have used cruise ships in the past for accommodations at the Olympics, including the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro. “Not only will we meet the requirement but we’ll also give them a choice,” Ranadive said. “Do they want to be on a beautiful river? Do they want to be in a beautiful home? Or do they want to be in a hotel room? All of that will be accessible in less than 30 minutes.” The events surrounding the game will be anchored by the Golden 1 Center, with an indoor-outdoor Global Pavilion near the capitol to host concerts and food events that show off the region. The bid promises to be able to transport fans from transportation hubs to accommodations and venues in 30 minutes or less by the use of self-driving vehicles and dedicated traffic lanes. It also will show off arena that Ranadive believes raised the bar on technology and environmentalism for sports venues. There are “smart turnstiles” that allow fans to enter at more than triple the usual speed and the NBA’s first 4K ultra HD video board that stretches 84 feet long. The arena is the first professional sports venue powered completely by solar energy, saves about 1 million gallons of water a year compared to a typical venue of its size, was built with recycled material from the mall that stood at the site before construction began and gets 90 percent of its food and beverages from within 150 miles. “I think when we built the arena we had a goal that it would be the best arena that had ever been built,” Ranadive said. “It would be an iconic structure to look at. It would give the fans an experience like no other. To be able to share that with the entire basketball loving world is obviously a huge privilege and would be a treat for us to do that.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

Netizen catches smoke-belching MMDA vehicle on video

    A 20-second video taken by Moises Meman which he also posted on his Facebook account captured what appears to be an official Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) vehicle while spewing thick black exhaust smoke. In Meman's video, the MMDA service vehicle, with a government license plate (SEK 769), appears to be in violation of Republic Act No. 8749, or the Clean Air Act, which bans smoke-belching vehicles on the road. According to Meman, he came across the vehicle as it traversed Kalayaan Avenue toward Edsa at around3 p.m.of Feb. 11. Meman said he posted the video online "to call the MMDA administration's attention and see if they are really si...Keep on reading: Netizen catches smoke-belching MMDA vehicle on video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

In Cavite, drug-free drivers get stickers

After drug-free homes, here come drug-free drivers. The local government and the police in Rosario town in Cavite province will start issuing stickers to public utility vehicles (PUV) to identify drivers who are not involved in the illegal drug trade or may have had any criminal record. Chief Insp. Mark Joseph Laygo, town police chief, said the project was in line with the antinarcotics campaign of the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) police, which earlier started issuing "drug-free home" stickers to households in the region. Supt. Chitadel Gaoiran, regional police spokesperson, said the police had posted 33,902 "drug-free" stickers on houses since...Keep on reading: In Cavite, drug-free drivers get stickers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

Barcelona s Pique scores late to silence Espanyol crowd

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Jeered from his first touch of the ball, Barcelona defender Gerard Pique found a way to silence Espanyol fans in Sunday's Catalan derby. Pique scored a late equalizer in a 1-1 draw as the Spanish league leader narrowly avoided losing to its crosstown rival for the second time in less than three weeks. The outspoken Pique celebrated by putting a finger in front of his mouth as if to tell the crowd to be quite. "We have a responsibility as players, but we are also humans and we react to what happens," Pique said. "Part of the crowd was insulting my family. There is a limit to everything." Pique had previously made comments criticizing Espanyol, and the crowd showed their disapproval by jeering him nearly every time he touched the ball. His 82nd-minute goal helped Barcelona extend its unbeaten streak in the league to 22 matches, surpassing the record set under coach Pep Guardiola in 2009-10. It also left Barcelona nine points in front of Atletico Madrid, which defeated third-placed Valencia 1-0 later Sunday. Gerard Moreno put Espanyol ahead midway through the second half and Pique equalized with a header in a heated match at RCDE Stadium. "These types of situations motivate Pique," Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. "His gesture comes as part of the rivalry that is natural in a derby." There were shoves and heated discussions throughout the match, which was played under steady rain and on a heavy pitch. Messi, who provided the cross for Pique's goal, came off the bench near the hour-mark after getting some rare rest time from Valverde. Espanyol had ended Barcelona's 29-match unbeaten streak with a 1-0 victory in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals on Jan. 17, when Messi missed a penalty kick. Barcelona eventually eliminated Espanyol by winning the second leg 2-0. After that match, Pique's tone when talking about Espanyol infuriated rival fans and prompted an official complaint by the club. Pique did not back down on Sunday, questioning Espanyol's links to Barcelona because it moved its base to nearby Cornella and has a foreign owner. The Espanyol crowd was furious after Pique's celebration on Sunday. Right after the goal, Moreno fouled the defender, prompting a heated altercation between players from both teams. Moreno had to be contained as he tried to go after Pique. There were also discussions in the tunnel to the changing rooms. "One player won't silence our crowd," Espanyol coach Quique Sanchez Flores said. "His gesture was what it was. Our fans are above that." Pique's only other goal this season was also against Espanyol. ___ CORREA WINNER Atletico Madrid moved nine points clear of third-placed Valencia with Angel Correa's second-half winner at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Correa scored with a superb shot into the top corner from outside the area, giving Atletico its second consecutive victory. "We played against one of the best teams in La Liga and we were superior," Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. Uruguay defender Diego Godin had to be substituted early in the second half after a hard collision with Valencia goalkeeper Neto, injuring his mouth and apparently losing some teeth. Defender Stefan Savic was replaced in the first half, also because of an injury. ___ ATHLETIC'S RUN ENDS Athletic Bilbao's nine-game unbeaten streak ended with a 2-0 loss at Girona. Cristhian Stuani scored a goal in each half for the hosts, which moved to ninth in the standings. Athletic was debuting defender Inigo Martinez, who was acquired from Basque Country rival Real Sociedad as the club's most expensive signing at nearly 30 million euros ($37 million). Athletic defender Yeray Alvarez returned to action more than eight months after being sidelined for testicular cancer treatment. ___ DRAW IN DERBY Leganes and Getafe could not manage more than a 0-0 draw in the derby between rivals based just south of Madrid. Host Getafe had the best chances, twice hitting the woodwork in a match played under light snow during parts of the second half. It was the fifth straight game without a loss for Leganes, which rested several regular starters ahead of its game at Sevilla in the Copa del Rey semifinals on Wednesday. The teams drew 1-1 in the first leg in Leganes last week......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2018

With no World Cup for US this year, Altidore shifts focus

By Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press For Jozy Altidore, this was supposed to be the time when the United States was preparing for this summer's World Cup. That changed early in October when the Americans got bounced from the tournament. The stunning failure shifted Altidore's focus. He spent the beginning of 2018 in Grand Cayman, where his foundation is bringing soccer to kids in a region hit by hurricanes last fall. Soon, he'll start the new season with defending MLS Cup champion Toronto FC. As for this summer? Altidore will watch a few of the matches in Russia on television. The 28-year-old forward isn't stewing in the loss, he's looking with hope to the future. "Of course I'll obviously be disappointed not to be there, but at the end of the day, man, we're blessed to do what we do," he said. Apart from the national team loss, Altidore is coming off one of the better years of his career. He scored 18 goals with the Reds and another four with the U.S. national team. Toronto FC won the Supporters' Shield for the best regular-season record before sweeping through the playoffs and defeating Seattle 2-0 for the league title. Altidore scored in the final and earned MLS Cup MVP honors. The victory was a bit of revenge for a loss to the Sounders for the MLS Cup the previous season, but Altidore said Toronto's motivation was part of a season-long journey he took with his teammates and coach Greg Vanney. "I think more than anything we understood how close we were and how it hurt that we had come up short that season," he said. "The focus for us was to do what we did that last year and if we got to the last game, obviously make sure we got the W and make the most of our chances." Toronto teammate and fellow national team player, Michael Bradley, echoed the sentiment after the title match. "When push comes to shove, you want to step into the biggest moments with people that you would do anything for, that you love, that you believe in, that you trust, that you know have your back," Bradley said. But it wasn't all smooth. Altidore got into a confrontation with New York Red Bulls captain Sacha Kljestan in a tunnel at BMO Field during the conference semifinals. Altidore and Kljestan were handed red cards in the aftermath. Altidore sat out Toronto's next game, while Kljestan was suspended an additional game and won't be able to play the first two games of the upcoming season. Kljestan, who was also fined, was traded in the offseason from the Red Bulls to Orlando. Altidore and Bradley were also jeered — sometimes with profane and personal attacks — by opposing fans over the U.S. team's qualifying performance. "Look, all that stuff I think would have been magnified had we not achieved our objective," Altidore said. "But we did, and we did it in such a convincing manner." Following the 2-1 U.S. loss in Couva, Trinidad, that cost the national team a spot in the World Cup, coach Bruce Arena stepped down and U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said he would not run for another term. Interim U.S. coach Dave Sarachan called 30 players into January training camp in advance of an exhibition game against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Jan. 28 in Carson, California. Altidore and many of the team's veterans were not invited. The camp roster includes 15 players who have never played in a match for the senior national team. The most experienced was LA Galaxy midfielder Gyasi Zardes, who is 26. Twenty-one of the players are 24 and younger. Altidore, who has 41 goals in 110 appearances with the national team, understands that developing young talent is important heading into the next World Cup quadrennial. "We have to do a better job of identifying new talent, for sure," he said, suggesting that missing out on the past two Olympics — where under-23 teams compete — has hurt development efforts. For now, Altidore is pouring his energy into charitable endeavors. Altidore, whose parents are from Haiti, launched his foundation in 2011 following the devastating earthquake that hit the country the year before. The foundation built a well to provide water to a town of more than 400 in Haiti, along with other rebuilding efforts. In 2016, he paid to bring the Copa America matches to television in the country. The latest effort in the Cayman Islands focuses on getting youth involved in soccer. "I think the whole region, the Caribbean has a lot of talent and has a lot of kids who want to become players. And I think it helps to see and identify with players who have played in different leagues from around the world," he said. "If I'm able to be one of those guys that can start that whole thing, it's a great opportunity and honor for me."      .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

250 PUVs flagged down in campaign vs old vehicles, smoke belchers

[ventuno id='MCsxMDYzNzU5fHwyMzY4fHwxMDg2fHwxLDIsMQ=='][/ventuno] More than 200public utility vehicles(PUVs) were flagged down on the first day of "Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok" campaign of the government, an official of the Inter-Agency Council on Traffic Administration (I-ACT) said on Monday.   As of 2:05 p.m. of Monday, Elmer Argao, head of I-ACT's communication and admin, said that a total of 255 violations were recorded along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (Edsa) as the Department of Transportation (DOTr) launched its campaign.   Transport Undersecretary Tim Orbos said that the on-road inspection of PUVs would be done thrice daily-- targeting old vehicles and ...Keep on reading: 250 PUVs flagged down in campaign vs old vehicles, smoke belchers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

Two jets collide on ground at Toronto airport

MONTREAL: Two jets collided on the ground at a Toronto airport on Friday, setting the tail of one aircraft alight and prompting passengers to evacuate the other via an emergency slide. Both WestJet and Sunwing confirmed that their planes were involved in the collision at Toronto Pearson International, the second such incident at the airport [...] The post Two jets collide on ground at Toronto airport appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

The year ahead: More vehicles, heavier traffic on EDSA

The MMDA said over 400,000 vehicles are expected to pass through EDSA daily this year, higher than the 357,000-vehicle daily average in 2017. Source link link: The year ahead: More vehicles, heavier traffic on EDSA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

2 watchmen in Mandaluyong shooting test positive for gunpowder nitrates

The two barangay watchmen tagged in Dec. 28 deadly shooting incident on Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong have tested positive for gunpowder nitrates. According to a report by Radyo INQUIRER, the Philippine National Police (PNP) Crime Laboratory released paraffin test results showing 10 persons involved in the shooting as positive for gunpowder burns. Ernesto Fajardo and William Duron, the village watchmen tagged in the incident, were among the 10 persons who tested positive in the paraffin test. The watchmen, however, denied they were carrying guns during the ill-fated encounter. READ:We were tricked, say village watchmen in Mandaluyong shooting Jonalyn Ambaon Anilao, the inj...Keep on reading: 2 watchmen in Mandaluyong shooting test positive for gunpowder nitrates.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

Mayor urges Mandaluyong cops to seal firearms after shooting fiasco

Mandaluyong Mayor Carmelita "Menchie" Abalos on Friday called on the city police officers to seal all their firearms during New Year's Eve festivities following a botched police operation on Shaw Boulevard on Thursday. Abalos ordered Senior Supt. Moises Villaceran Jr., chief of the Mandaluyong City Police Station, to conduct a thorough investigation on the incident. "I am directing your good office to conduct a thorough investigation on the matter while at the same (time) preventively suspending all police officers involved," Abalos said in a two-page letter. The mayor also expressed her dismay to Villaceran, stressing that the incident should have never happened. "This h...Keep on reading: Mayor urges Mandaluyong cops to seal firearms after shooting fiasco.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

Warriors bury Jazz with big third quarter, win 126-101

By Jeff Faraudo, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 21 points, Draymond Green flirted with his second straight triple-double and the Golden State Warriors used another big third quarter to zoom past the Utah Jazz, 126-101 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). The game was the first between the teams since the Warriors’ four-game playoff sweep in the Western Conference semifinals last spring, winning each game by double digits. The Warriors, whose plus-198 scoring margin in the third quarter leads the NBA, used their favorite period to break open a game they led 48-47 at halftime. A 9-0 run punctuated by Durant’s two dunks pushed the lead to 77-63, and the Warriors outscored the Jazz 22-6 over the final five minutes of the period for a 90-69 lead. Their 42-22 margin in the quarter marked the fifth time this season the Warriors have outscored an opponent by at least 20 points in the third period. Green finished with 14 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in just three quarters, two nights after tying the franchise record with his 20th career triple-double. Patrick McCaw added 18 points for the Warriors, who won for the 13th time in 14 games. Rodney Hood scored 26 for Utah. TIP-INS Jazz: C Rudy Gobert (left PCL strain and bone bruise) missed his seventh straight game. “They’re different because Gobert’s out,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “That changes everything.” ... G Raul Neto (concussion) was sidelined for the ninth straight game ... Rookie Nazareth Mitrou-Long received nine stitches above his left eye Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time) after a late-game collision with the Nuggets’ Trey Lyles. He did not play Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). Warriors: Stephen Curry, who missed his 10th straight game with a right ankle sprain, will scrimmage 5-on-5 Thursday (Friday, PHL time) and is scheduled to be evaluated Friday (Saturday, PHL time), before the Warriors’ game against Charlotte. “He’s frustrated, but I think he sees a light at the end of the tunnel,” Kerr said. “He’s getting excited now and it won’t be long before he’s back.” ... In the team’s first nine games without Curry, Durant averaged 29.9 points, 8.9 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 3.1 blocked shots, with five games of more than 30 points. ... Center Zaza Pachulia, who missed eight games with shoulder soreness, started for the first time since Dec. 6 (Dec. 7, PHL time). TWO-MINUTE DEBATE The day after the NBA acknowledged four missed calls in the final two minutes of the Warriors-Cavaliers game on Christmas Day, Green called the practice of releasing the two-minute officiating reports “pointless.” The league acknowledged that game officials missed three fouls on Durant and one on LeBron James. Green was critical of the reports, suggesting, “It makes no sense. Like, LeBron can’t go back and get the play over and get the two free throws. So who does it help?” Kerr, declining to be drawn into the debate, said he appreciates the league’s transparency, but added, “I haven’t looked it at all year.” UP NEXT Jazz: Host Cleveland on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). Warriors: Host Charlotte on Friday (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Faulty Partas video stumps probe on deadly Xmas Day crash—LTFRB

Footage taken by the dashboard camera (dashcam) of the Partas Bus involved in the Christmas Day collision in La Union failed to play and reveal crucial details of the deadly crash, an official of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said Thursday. LTFRB Spokesperson Aileen Lizada said the file on the SD card submitted to them by Partas could not be read by their equipment and needed to be converted to a readable format. "Dapat i-convert. Hindi mabasa. It's not like an ordinary card na isaksak mo isang card reader, kagaya nung nakita natin sa CCTV," she said. "Ang problema nung dashcam, based on the report given to me, embedded ito sa bus. Meaning,...Keep on reading: Faulty Partas video stumps probe on deadly Xmas Day crash—LTFRB.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017