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Luxury LA mansions threatened as fierce California wildfires rage

LOS ANGELES, USA – An inferno engulfed the Los Angeles region Wednesday, December 6, forcing more than 200,000 people to flee and threatening thousands of homes, including the luxurious Bel-Air neighborhood dotted with mansions. Authorities issued a "purple" alert – never used before – because of the extreme danger with ........»»

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Luxury LA mansions threatened as fierce California wildfires rage

An inferno engulfed the Los Angeles region Wednesday, forcing more than 200,000 people to flee and threatening thousands of homes, including the luxurious Bel-Air neighborhood dotted with mansions. Authorities issued a “purple” alert — never used before — because of the extreme danger with winds that could reach 80 miles an hour (128 kilometers an [...] The post Luxury LA mansions threatened as fierce California wildfires rage appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

Luxury LA mansions threatened as fierce California wildfires rage

LOS ANGELES, USA – An inferno engulfed the Los Angeles region Wednesday, December 6, forcing more than 200,000 people to flee and threatening thousands of homes, including the luxurious Bel-Air neighborhood dotted with mansions. Authorities issued a "purple" alert – never used before – because of the extreme danger with ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

Winds whip California fires as they spread south

BONSALL, USA – Thousands of firefighters battled raging wildfires in California on Saturday, December 9 that have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee the Los Angeles area, as well as outbreaks closer to San Diego. Nearly 700 structures including multi-million dollar mansions have been destroyed by wildfires raging on 6 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2017

Winds whip California fires as they spread south

Unrelenting winds fanned towering flames on Friday (Saturday in Manila) in southern California, where hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to flee multiple devastating fires in the Los Angeles area and new outbreaks near San Diego. Hundreds of structures including multi-million dollar mansions have been destroyed as thousands of firefighters battle wind-fueled wildfires [...] The post Winds whip California fires as they spread south appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 9th, 2017

DFA alerts Filipinos near raging California wildfire

More than 100,000 Filipinos residing along the path of the raging California wildfires have been urged to take necessary precautions and evacuateonce ordered by authorities. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said they are closely monitoring the outbreak of the latest wildfires in multipleareas in southern California. Cayetano said that according to the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles, as many as 115,000 members of the Filipino community are threatened by the three wildfires in the state. "We join our kababayans in the Philippines and in the United States in praying for the members of the Filipino Community and their neighbors inVentu...Keep on reading: DFA alerts Filipinos near raging California wildfire.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

Wildfires rage in sweltering California forcing thousands to flee

Wildfires rage in sweltering California forcing thousands to flee.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2017

Toronto van attack throws spotlight on anti-woman vitriol

TORONTO --- The deadly van rampage in Toronto is training attention on an online world of sexual loneliness, rage and misogyny after the suspect invoked an uprising by "involuntary celibates" and gave a shout-out to a California killer who seethed at women for rejecting him. The world of self-described "incels," where sexual frustrations boil over into talk of violent revenge against women, has become a virtual home for some socially isolated men like the 25-year-old computer science student charged in Monday's carnage on Toronto's busiest thoroughfare. Minutes before plowing a rented van into a crowd of mostly women, killing 10 people and injuring 14, suspect Alek Minassian po...Keep on reading: Toronto van attack throws spotlight on anti-woman vitriol.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 26th, 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

Republicans vote to release classified memo on Russia probe

WASHINGTON --- Brushing aside opposition from the Justice Department, Republicans on the House intelligence committee voted to release a classified memo that purports to show improper use of surveillance by the FBI and the Justice Department in the Russia investigation. The four-page memo has become a political flashpoint, with President Donald Trump and many Republicans pushing for its release and suggesting that some in the Justice Department and FBI have conspired against the president. The memo was written by Republicans on the committee, led by chairman Rep. Devin Nunes of California, a close Trump ally who has become a fierce critic of the FBI and the Justice Department. ...Keep on reading: Republicans vote to release classified memo on Russia probe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

Yemen gov t warns of coup as separatists take over headquarters

ADEN, Yemen (3rd UPDATE) – Yemen's government accused southern separatists of an attempted coup on Sunday, January 28, after they took over its headquarters amid fierce clashes in the city of Aden. The fighting, which killed at least 15 people, threw war-torn Yemen into further chaos and threatened ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018

Dozens still unaccounted for in California mudslides

LOS ANGELES, USA – Authorities in southern California said Thursday, January 11, that dozens of residents were still unaccounted for after powerful mudslides that have killed 17 people, including 4 children, and destroyed homes in a region already pummeled by massive wildfires. Heavy rain on Tuesday, January 9, which followed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

At least 6 dead in Southern California flooding, mudslides

At least six people died and thousands fled their homes in Southern California on Tuesday as a powerful rainstorm triggered flash floods and mudslides on slopes where a series of intense wildfires had burned off protective vegetation last month. Source link link: At least 6 dead in Southern California flooding, mudslides.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Hurricanes, heat waves, fires ravaged planet in 2017

MIAMI, United States – Fierce hurricanes, heat waves, floods and wildfires ravaged the planet in 2017, as scientists said the role of climate change in causing or worsening certain natural disasters has grown increasingly clear. It was also the year the world's second largest polluter, the United States, turned its ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

Hurricanes, heat waves, fires ravaged planet in 2017, climate change blamed

MIAMI -- Fierce hurricanes, heat waves, floods and wildfires ravaged the planet in 2017, as scientists said the role of climate change in causing or worsening certain natural disasters has grown increasingly clear. It was also the year the world’s second largest polluter, the United States, turned its back on….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Hurricanes, heat waves, fires ravaged planet this year

FIERCE HURRICANES, heat waves, floods and wildfires ravaged the planet in 2017, as scientists said the role of climate change in causing or worsening certain natural disasters has grown increasingly clear. It was also the year the world’s second largest polluter, the United States, turned its back on the 196-nation Paris climate deal meant to […] The post Hurricanes, heat waves, fires ravaged planet this year appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Hurricanes, heat waves, fires ravaged planet in 2017

Fierce hurricanes, heat waves, floods and wildfires ravaged the planet in 2017, as scientists said the role of climate change in causing or worsening certain natural disasters has grown increasingly clear. #BeFullyInformed Hurricanes, heat waves, fires ravaged planet in 2017 Fierce hurricanes, heat waves, floods and wildfires ravaged the planet in 2017, as scientists said… link: Hurricanes, heat waves, fires ravaged planet in 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Salma Hayek details sexual agony in hands of ‘monster’ Weinstein

NEW YORK, United States --- A-lister Salma Hayek on Wednesday joined the scores of actresses to accuse Harvey Weinstein, alleging that the fallen Hollywood mogul sexually harassed her, subjected her to escalating rage and once threatened to kill her. "For years, he was my monster," the Mexican-born star wrote in an essay published in The New York Times, detailing the torturous production of the 2002 movie "Frida" that eventually earned Hayek an Oscar nomination for best actress. After reaching a deal for Weinstein to pay for the rights to the movie that would eventually catapult her to household fame, the now 51-year-old actress and producer said it became "my turn to say no." ...Keep on reading: Salma Hayek details sexual agony in hands of ‘monster’ Weinstein.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Monster fire slows but threat remains

CARPINTERIA, United States -- Crews battling wildfires ravaging southern California for a week have managed to slow the spread of the worst of the blazes, officials said Tuesday, as residents were taking stock of the catastrophic damage. But the biggest, “Thomas” fire, which has charred nearly 95,000 hectares (234,000 acres)….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

Firefighters brace for second week of California wildfires

Los Angeles - As Southern California enters its second week engulfed in flames, fire officials anticipate more growth and danger due to continued strong wind gusts, no rain and decades-old dry vegetat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

As winds relent, scorched California hopes for fire relief

CALIFORNIA, USA – Brutal winds that fueled southern California wildfires finally began to ease Saturday, December 9, giving residents and firefighters hope for a respite as the destructive toll of multiple blazes came into focus. After a 5-day siege, some Californians were finally able to return home to inspect the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017