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Fires and avalanche alerts as Storm Eleanor batters Europe

PARIS, France – The French Alps were on maximum avalanche alert Thursday, January 4, as Storm Eleanor swept through Europe, killing at least four people and fanning rare winter wildfires in Corsica. With the mountains packed with skiiers for the school holidays, major resort Val d'Isere closed its runs for the ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJan 4th, 2018

Severe storm batters western Europe, British Isles

LONDON --- "Eleanor," a violent storm packing winds of up to 100 miles per hour (160 kph), battered many parts of western Europe Wednesday, wreaking havoc on transport and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes across France, Switzerland, Britain and Ireland without power. In Switzerland, the storm canceled flights at Zurich and Basel airports and toppled a truck on a Swiss highway. Thousands of households at Lake Zurich were left without power, and firefighters were called to help with toppled trees blocking streets and flooding due to heavy rains. In England, the storm brought hail and lightning and closed some bridges and road. Extremely high tides caused the partial collaps...Keep on reading: Severe storm batters western Europe, British Isles.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

Storm Eleanor brings chaos to Europe

PARIS: Winter storm Eleanor swept across Europe on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), bringing death, damage and disruption, snarling transport networks and cutting power to tens of thousands of people. Two people died on Spain’s northern Basque coast, the couple swept away by a huge wave, officials said, and another person had to be rescued after… link: Storm Eleanor brings chaos to Europe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

Storm Eleanor brings chaos to Europe

PARIS: Winter storm Eleanor swept across Europe on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), bringing death, damage and disruption, snarling transport networks and cutting power to tens of thousands of people. Two people died on Spain’s northern Basque coast, the couple swept away by a huge wave, officials said, and another person had to be rescued after [...] The post Storm Eleanor brings chaos to Europe appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

Storm Eleanor forces swathes of Europe to hunker down

PARIS, France – Winter storm Eleanor swept into France, Belgium and the Netherlands on Wednesday, January 3, after tearing through England and Northern Ireland, cutting power to tens of thousands while forcing airports and train services to halt operations. Heavy winds led the airports in Strasbourg and Basel-Mulhouse on France's border ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

Severe storm batters western Europe, British Isles

LONDON — A violent storm packing winds of up to 100 miles per hour battered many parts of western Europe yesterday, wreaking havoc on transport and leaving h.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

Winter storm batters Europe, thousands evacuated

Winter storm batters Europe, thousands evacuated.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

Winter storm batters Europe

Winter storm batters Europe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

2 dead after Typhoon Trami batters Japan

TOKYO, Japan – Two people have been killed in a powerful typhoon that battered Japan over the weekend, officials said Monday, October 1, as the storm's aftermath brought travel chaos to Tokyo's morning commute. By Monday morning, Typhoon Trami had cleared Japan, but its powerful winds and heavy rainfall caused damage that blocked roads ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Typhoon ‘Trami’ batters Okinawa, churns to Japan mainland

    A powerful typhoon pummeled Japan's southern island of Okinawa Saturday, injuring at least five, as weather officials warned the storm would rip through the Japanese archipelago over the weekend.   Typhoon "Trami," packing maximum gusts of 216 kilometers (134 miles) per hour near its center, was forecast to hit the mainland early Sunday and could cause extreme weather across the country into Monday.   Television footage showed branches ripped from trees by strong winds blocking a main street in Naha, with massive waves splashing on breakwaters on a remote island in the region and torrential horizontal rain.   Some 600 people evacua...Keep on reading: Typhoon ‘Trami’ batters Okinawa, churns to Japan mainland.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Typhoon batters Hong Kong as 28 dead in Philippines

The strongest storm in the world this year has now caused strong wind and heavy rain in southern China and densely populated Hong Kong, after making landslides on the northern tip of the Philippine.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Josie batters north; storm signals raised

Inday out, Josie in......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

Fires hit Palace building, Malabon slum

Fires of still undetermined origin broke out at a building in Malacañang and at a shantytown in Malabon yesterday amid heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Domeng......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

DFA alerts Filipinos in southeast US vs ‘Alberto’

  The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) through the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., has cautioned Filipinos living near the southeastern part of the United States against subtropical storm "Alberto."   In an advisory issued on Monday, the DFA urged Filipino communities in the states of Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi to "take extra precaution," and follow the warnings of local authorities as the storm enters the northern Gulf coast.   READ: 'Alberto' strikes Gulf Coast with dangerous surf, heavy rain   Citing information from the embassy, the DFA said Alberto is expected to dump heavy rain, consequently advising all Filipinos in th...Keep on reading: DFA alerts Filipinos in southeast US vs ‘Alberto’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Resilient Rockets strike back with Game 4 victory

By Sekou Smith, NBA.com OAKLAND, Calif. -- Maybe they are built for this after all, these rugged Houston Rockets. Twice they absorbed knockout blows from the reigning champion Golden State Warriors in a do-or-die Game 4 of the Western Conference finals in a raucous Oracle Arena. And both times the Rockets got up off the floor and battled back, showing championship mettle of their own, to do what no team has done to these Warriors since Kevin Durant joined them. The Rockets showed up five minutes late, battled back from a 12-0 blitz to start the game and a 27-8 third quarter avalanche to win 95-92 and tie this series at 2-2 and reclaim the home-court advantage they lost in Game 1. With the game, and their franchise-best 65-win regular season and basically everything on the line, the Rockets outplayed the mighty Warriors down the stretch to snap the NBA playoff-record 16-game home win streak. They proved that they belong on this big stage and that they are who they thought they were when they were dominating the league throughout the course of the regular season. “I just think this was confidence,” said veteran forward Trevor Ariza, the only player on the Rockets’ roster who owns a championship ring (Los Angeles Lakers, 2009). “We're a confident team. We believe in ourselves and we went out and showed that we can win anywhere.” It was the Warriors, the group with all of the experience in these moments, that melted down late in the game, not the Rockets. The pressure that Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni insisted was on the Warriors after his team’s 41-point loss in Game 3 Sunday (Monday, PHL time) was there. The Rockets outscored the Warriors 25-12 in the fourth quarter. The Warriors shot just 3-for-18 after torching the Rockets for 34 points, 17 from Stephen Curry, in a third quarter that looked like one of their signature waves that usually slams the door on the opposition. But not this time. Not with the Rockets playing their best defensive quarter of the season, according to D’Antoni. “Yeah, I thought it was the highest level we’ve ever played defensively, without a doubt,” he said. “Because you're talking about maybe the best offensive team ever, and they got on a roll. Even when we were down 12-zip, there was some good defense in there to get us back, because we weren’t lighting it up to get it back. “So [we] just got a lot of tough stops and a lot of tough rebounds, getting loose balls and we didn’t get into foul trouble too early. It was just a lot of good things. Great switching and they got a little tired in the fourth quarter, and that’s because they felt us for three quarters. If we can repeat that, and that’s what the formula is, and we’ll see if we can do that when we get to Houston.” The Rockets couldn’t have gone home even without the work Chris Paul put in during the first pressure-cooker game of this series. Playing on a sore foot, he was nothing short of magnificent in the fourth, scoring eight of his 27 points, while showing the sort of toughness the Rockets lacked before his arrival last summer in a blockbuster trade. “Man, he’s been doing it for so long,” James Harden said of his fellow superstar point guard. “Now he has an opportunity to do it on this stage. I mean, everybody knows how great he is, from his passing ability to his big shot-making ability, and even to his defense. He was huge for us tonight." That’s all Paul was focused on. One game. One night. One chance to make things right. “It was a good win for us,” he said. “We knew we needed it, but we said all along with both teams home court doesn’t really matter. Both teams have the ability to win on the road. We had to prove that to ourselves. Weathering the storm, the runs that they made, and knowing that now we got a chance to go back home, we knew we had to get at least one win here. We got it, so now it’s a three-game series.” D’Antoni only used seven players to get the job done, leaning on his core group in a grueling game to flip this series into a best-of-three with the Rockets back in a position of power. The trust and faith he showed in his core group paid off. “We’re confident in what we do,”Ariza said.“When we are locked in to what we are doing and what we are supposed to be doing, we are a really good defensive team. We’re a really good team, period. We just came out and played hard tonight. For all the hard-earned hype about the Warriors and what they are capable of, the Rockets still haven’t lost consecutive games in this postseason. They are 4-2 on the road, 2-0 in games decided by three points or less and a perfect 5-0 when Paul scores 25 or more points. They still have work to do in this series, of course, but they are on a path that suggests they possess the sort of fiber needed to make it into the championship discussion. D’Antoni called them soft after that Game 3 embarrassment. He praised their toughness on this night, and rightfully so. “We’ve been doing it all year long,” said Harden, who scored just two of his game-high 30 points in the fourth quarter. “That’s the main reason we’re in the position we’re in today. That third game was just one loss. We all know that. We’ve got the mentality that we’re going to win Game 4. We talked about it. We’ve preached it. “They made runs and they were going to, especially at home. And we kept fighting, kept fighting and defensively kept locking in and making big-time shots. Chris and Eric [Gordon] and Trevor, guys made big-time shots in that fourth quarter.” A fourth quarter that changed this series and could potentially change the entire postseason landscape, depending on what comes next from this team with its destiny back in its own hands. 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 NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Oil remains near $80, Europe markets slip

LONDON (AFP) - Benchmark oil contract Brent North Sea held near $80 on Friday, while Europe's stock markets slipped and the dollar firmed. Brent went above $80 on Thursday for the first time in three-and-a-half years -- as a perfect storm of issues fuels concerns about supplies, with some forecasting….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Minister: Islam ‘not part of Germany’

BERLIN, Germany --- Chancellor Angela Merkel's hardline new interior minister declared that Islam is "not part of Germany" in an interview published Friday, setting off a political storm two days into her fourth term. Asked by the top-selling Bild daily whether the influx of Muslim migrants and asylum seekers to Europe's top economy over the past several decades meant that Islam now belonged to the fabric of the nation, Horst Seehofer replied "no". "Islam is not part of Germany. Christianity has shaped Germany including Sunday as a day of rest, church holidays, and rituals such as Easter, Pentecost and Christmas," he said. "The Muslims who live among us are naturally part of...Keep on reading: Minister: Islam ‘not part of Germany’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

At least 5 dead as storm brings wind, floods and snow to U.S. Northeast

NEW YORK, USA – At least 5 people were killed after a major winter storm pounded the US East Coast on Friday, March 2, with strong winds, heavy rain and snow disrupting thousands of flights and forcing the closure of federal government offices in Washington. Coastal flooding alerts were issued from ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2018

Heavy winter weather batters UK, European mainland

LONDON — Persistent snow and freezing conditions from a Siberian cold snap snarled transit yesterday and caused a handful of deaths across a swathe of Europe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

Rare snowfall blankets Rome, closing schools

ROME --- Romans woke up to a rare snowfall Monday, after an Arctic storm passing over much of Europe dumped enough snow to force schools to close and public transport to reduce services. Italy's civil protection agency decided to deploy the army to clear streets in the capital after the snowfall paralyzed Rome with just a few centimeters of snow. Parks that usually stay green through winter were blanketed with snow, giving eager Romans a rare opportunity to go sledding. Even the Circo Massimo became a hotspot for snowball fights, while Piazza Navona, with its famed Bernini fountains, turned into a snow-dusted winter wonderland. Rome's Mediterranean climate and proximity to t...Keep on reading: Rare snowfall blankets Rome, closing schools.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Nine dead as huge storms batter Europe

BERLIN: Nine people including two firefighters were killed on Thursday (Friday in Manila) as violent gales battered northern Europe, snapping air and train links. Germany halted all long-distance rail traffic for at least a day, while numerous domestic flights were scrapped as hurricane-force winds lashed the country. The storm claimed six lives in Germany, including [...] The post Nine dead as huge storms batter Europe appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018