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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

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

MMDA lowers EDSA speed limit for PUVs to 50 kph

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Thursday lowered to 50 kilometer per hour the speed limit for public utility vehicles, especially passenger buses, along EDSA. “We are setting a new limit upon the approval last week of the MMC (Metro Mayors Council),” Bong Nebrija, supervising operations officer of the MMDA, said. He added that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

MMDA green-lights 50-kph speed limit for PUVs on EDSA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is set to launch on Thursday a 50-kilometer-per-hour speed limit for public utility vehicles, especially passenger buses, along the Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue.  Source link link: MMDA green-lights 50-kph speed limit for PUVs on EDSA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Dry run starts Monday for EDSA lane for vehicles bearing at least 2 persons - InterAksyon

Dry run starts Monday for EDSA lane for vehicles bearing at least 2 persons - InterAksyon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

Dry run starts Monday for EDSA lane for vehicles bearing at least 2 persons

The dry run for the latest traffic-reduction scheme for EDSA - the designation of a lane limited to high-occupancy vehicles (HOV) - starts Monday (Dec. 11), the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said in a reminder late Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

EDSA HOV lane dry run starts today

THE HIGH Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane along EDSA, which will be for the use of private vehicles with at least two people will be put through a dry run this week, starting today, Dec. 11, at 6 a.m. The HOV Lane is the fifth and left-most lane along EDSA. Motorcycles can also use the HOV […] The post EDSA HOV lane dry run starts today appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

MMDA wants speed limit cut to 50 kph in 4 major Metro Manila roads

      Four other major roads in the metropolis would soon have reduced speed limits to 50 kilometers per hour (kph) from 60 kph, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Thursday.   This came after the MMDA has declared a similar plan to reduce the speed limit on Edsa also to 50 kph from 60 kph in a bid to lower occurrences of vehicular accidents.   In a press conference, MMDA Asst. Gen. Manager Jojo Garcia said the 50 kph-speed limit would soon be implemented on Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon Avenue, C.P. Garcia Avenue (C5) and Roxas Boulevard.   All vehicles would be covered by the impending speed limit cut. &nb...Keep on reading: MMDA wants speed limit cut to 50 kph in 4 major Metro Manila roads.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

MMDA to implement HOV lane on Edsa; dry run starts Dec. 11

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that it would allot the fifth lane on EDSA for high-occupancy vehicles (HOV), or vehicles with at least two passengers including the driver, as a way to ease traffic. In a press conference, MMDA Assistant General Manager for Planning Jojo Garcia said that a week-long dry run to test the new scheme would start on Monday, December 11, to determine if the measure is effective. He noted, however, that vehicles with only one driver and no passenger are barred from using the HOV lane.   The HOV lane would be the innermost lane on EDSA, just beside the Metro Rail Transit (MRT), according to Garcia. Current...Keep on reading: MMDA to implement HOV lane on Edsa; dry run starts Dec. 11.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

Out-of-Home ads reach more people

Despite the heavy traffic, Marianne braves the stretch of EDSA every day to get to work. Apart from silently complaining about the massive volume of vehicles and getting constant migraine attacks, looking at the huge billboards constitutes her daily commute. “They call your attention, how can you not look?” she….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

MMDA hopes to reduce 3200 vehicles off EDSA with mall hours adjustment - Manila Bulletin

MMDA hopes to reduce 3200 vehicles off EDSA with mall hours adjustment - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 8th, 2017

MMDA extends uniform light truck ban on EDSA, Shaw Boulevard

MMDA extends uniform light truck ban on EDSA, Shaw Boulevard.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2017

Collision

An accident involving two vehicles causes a traffic jam along a portion of the national highway in Dalwangan, Malaybalay City on Friday afternoon, 28 July 2017. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 28th, 2017