MRT operations temporarily stopped after seat catches fire

MRT operations temporarily stopped after seat catches fire.....»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerSep 18th, 2017

PEZA suspends Davao City mall, SSI after fire

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has suspended the operations of the NCCC mall and American business process outsourcing (.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

MPD seizes P35,771 worth of firecrackers, arrests 21

The Manila Police District (MPD) seized a total of P35,771 worth of illegal firecrackers and arrested 21 persons during the course of their operations against illegal firecrackers in the holiday season. In a report on Tuesday, MPD spokesman Supt. Erwin Margarejo said 33 operations against illegal possession, use and sale of firecrackers had been conducted since Dec. 15. Margarejo said the MPD recorded a total of 134 victims of firecracker-related injuries in Manila. Two incidents of fire or burning due to firecrackers are also under investigation by the MPD, the spokesman said. The arrests and confiscations of illegal firecrackers were made by eight police stations, its Distr...Keep on reading: MPD seizes P35,771 worth of firecrackers, arrests 21.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

‘Bato’ promises less bloody war on drugs

VOWING transparency by using body cameras and even allowing the public including the media to join their anti-narcotics operations, the Philippine National Police headed by Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa promises a ‘less bloody’ war on drugs this year. But anti-narcotics police will fire their guns when necessary….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 1st, 2018

Body of one more Davao mall fire victim remains missing

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 December) – Retrieval operations continued on Wednesday for one missing body inside the four-storey NCCC Mall Davao, bringing the reported casualties from 37 to 38, while a DNA test will be conducted on one of the recovered bodies to determine the identity, City Mayor Sara Duterte said. In a press briefing in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

Bus catches fire on NLEX

MANILA, Philippines — A provincial bus caught fire along the North Luzon Expressway on Tuesday dawn......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

Communist Party declares separate holiday ceasefire

CPP orders the NPA temporarily suspend combat operations, days after the government declared a separate version of their ceasefire.....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

Duterte declares truce with communist rebels

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has declared a suspension of military operations (SOMO) from Dec. 24, 2017 to Jan. 2, 2018. Presidential Spokesperson Harry L. Roque, Jr., said the “unilateral cease-fire would lessen the apprehension of the public this Christmas season. We expect that the CPP-NPA-NDFP would do a similar gesture of goodwill.” Earlier, the government […] The post Duterte declares truce with communist rebels appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Celebrities sing top carols’ praises

There's nothing better than listening to well-loved carols as Christmastime approaches. They make us feel good and allow us to temporarily forget about our everyday problems. We asked these celebrities what their favorite Christmas songs are and why: Ken Chan: "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" is the perfect carol for me, because it makes me feel cozy, which is a word that I like. And I love being cozy. The song has a different vibe. When I listen to it, feel na feel ko ang Pasko because it's very relaxing. It makes me think of spending "noche buena" with my family. It's my dream to spend Christmas in the United States with them. Janine Gutierr...Keep on reading: Celebrities sing top carols’ praises.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

Tacloban airport resumes full operations – DoTr

The Tacloban Airport has resumed its full operation at 5 a.m. on Sunday after the area has been cleared of obstructions. The Department of Transportation (DoTr) on Friday temporarily suspended the airport’s operation after fallen trees blocked the access road leading to the airport as tropical storm “Urduja” battered Visayas. A portion of the cyclone [...] The post Tacloban airport resumes full operations – DoTr appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

1,200 MRT commuters offloaded due to electrical failure

      About 1,200 Metro Rail Transit (MRT) passengers were offloaded from a southbound train on Friday evening after an electrical failure.   According to a service report, the train stopped at the GMA Kamuning Station at 6:58 p.m. MRT personnel removed the train for maintenance and deployed another to accommodate the offloaded passengers.   This is the second time this week that a southbound train unloaded passengers at GMA Kamuning Station due to an electrical failure.   This is also the 17th recorded glitch in the MRT's operations in December.   There have only been five days this month that the congested railway ...Keep on reading: 1,200 MRT commuters offloaded due to electrical failure.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

Cryptocurrency mining marketplace NiceHash hacked

NiceHash, a cryptocurrency mining marketplace, has been hacked, the company said in a press release. "Our payment system was compromised and the contents of theNiceHash Bitcoin wallet have been stolen. We are working to verify the precise number of BTC taken," it said. Operations have been stopped for 24 hours and users were urged to change online passwords "as a precaution." Earlier, NiceHash announced that its "service" had been under maintenance. Dear NiceHash user, our service is currently under maintenance. We are sorry for the inconvenience and please stay tuned for updates. Thank you for your understanding. --- NiceHash (@NiceHashMining) December 6, 2017 Co...Keep on reading: Cryptocurrency mining marketplace NiceHash hacked.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

AboitizPower may write off biomass facility in Batangas

ABOITIZ POWER Corp. might take a loss on its biomass facility in Batangas, its president said on Wednesday, days after the company said the 8.8-megawatt (MW) power plant had temporarily ceased operations. “We are currently continuing our technical evaluation, and a write-off is a possibility,” said Antonio R. Moraza, AboitizPower president and chief operating officer, […] The post AboitizPower may write off biomass facility in Batangas appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

Aboitiz unit temporarily shutters biomass power plant in Batangas

ABOITIZ POWER Corp. (AboitizPower) said its unit Aseagas Corp.’s 8.8-megawatt (MW) biomass power plant in Lian, Batangas will remain shuttered, as the company assesses its options. In a disclosure to the stock exchange, AboitizPower said the Aseagas plant had earlier halted operations on Nov. 24 due to the unavailability of organic effluent wastewater. “After evaluating… link: Aboitiz unit temporarily shutters biomass power plant in Batangas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

Aboitiz unit temporarily shutters biomass power plant in Batangas

ABOITIZ POWER Corp. (AboitizPower) said its unit Aseagas Corp.’s 8.8-megawatt (MW) biomass power plant in Lian, Batangas will remain shuttered, as the company assesses its options. In a disclosure to the stock exchange, AboitizPower said the Aseagas plant had earlier halted operations on Nov. 24 due to the unavailability of organic effluent wastewater. “After evaluating […] The post Aboitiz unit temporarily shutters biomass power plant in Batangas appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 4th, 2017

Lafarge made ‘unacceptable errors’ in Syria – chairman

The Swiss-French cement company LafargeHolcim should have stopped its operations in war-torn Syria before it did, its chairman said in an interview published Sunday, after three executives were charged with indirectly financing jihadists. Beat Hess told French daily Le Figaro that the group was going through “a difficult phase” that was “a problem for the [...] The post Lafarge made ‘unacceptable errors’ in Syria – chairman appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 4th, 2017

House catches fire in Quiapo, Manila

Fire broke out at a house on Arlegui Street in Quiapo, Manila, Wednesday night, according to a tweet by volunteer group TXTFirePhilippines. At 8:42 p.m., the Bureau of Fire Protection raised a second alarm on the fire. --Faye Orellana /atm As of 11/29/2017 8:42 #FireAlert! ->arlegui quiapo Manila : 2nd Alarm #NCR --- TXTFIREPhilippines (@TXTFIRE) November 29, 2017 ...Keep on reading: House catches fire in Quiapo, Manila.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2017

Fuel is a problem for Iloilo provincial government

THE ILOILO provincial government has been seeing tight fuel supply due to the lack of participants in the bidding process. For more than a week now, the Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force has been forced to temporarily suspend operations against illegal fishing because there is not enough fuel for the patrol boats. Raul N. Banias, […] The post Fuel is a problem for Iloilo provincial government appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 27th, 2017

3 hurt as gas station in Mandaluyong catches fire -

3 hurt as gas station in Mandaluyong catches fire -»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 24th, 2017

Draymond Green’s intensity, leadership pushes Durant, others

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Draymond Green and Kevin Durant bet on just about anything. “Life,” Green explained, “who drives home faster from the practice facility, who gets to the game earlier. You want us to tell you our whole life?” KD and Dray have formed quite a bond since way back, when Green was part of the strategic recruiting process to bring Durant to the Bay Area from Oklahoma City before last season. They’ve had a few heated moments, too, and both say they are better for it. And there’s no official count — that has been shared, anyway — on who owes who what for losing those friendly wagers. “Yeah, I’m not in those bets,” teammate Shaun Livingston said. “It could be a shot to start the practice, in the corner, anything. It doesn’t matter. Wherever. They just walk up to each other all the time, ‘Bet, bet it, bet it.’” Green, part of the Warriors contingent in the Hamptons to meet with Durant before the big July 4 decision announcement last year, lit into Durant during a loss to Memphis back in January. Then they got into it again in a three-point defeat at Sacramento on Feb. 4 (Feb. 5, PHL time). “Hollered at me? Ha! We’re grown men, ain’t nobody hollering at me,” Durant said good-naturedly after a recent practice when asked about the animated back-and-forth, as surrounding media members erupted into laughter at his response. He then chose far more colorful language — and expletives — to describe their heated exchange during a timeout. Green acknowledges being mad that night. He and Durant are thriving now. “It just shows the trust that we have in each other, the relationship we have that we can go at each other,” Green said. “No one takes it personal. You say what you got to say, I say what I got to say. We figure it out and then we move on. That’s kind of what that was. You want to grow from moments like that if you’re a strong team, if your chemistry’s strong, you grow from moments like that. Chemistry’s not so strong, you’re not much of a together team, you can crumble from situations like that. But our chemistry is one of the things that makes us special.” Golden State seemed to build from those moments, and the defending NBA champs withstood Durant’s absence for 19 games shortly thereafter because of a knee injury. Livingston is the guy who stood between them that night in the Golden 1 Center, and notes, “They’re cut from the same cloth in a sense.” “It’s good to have that type of relationship, honestly, because when adversity strikes and things hit, they’re not afraid to say anything to each other,” Livingston said, “and you need that.” The Warriors’ emotional leader has been doing a bit of everything. After a recent outing, Green stole a look at his stat line and grinned. He certainly appreciated that performance: 10 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, a season-best five blocked shots, two steals and just one turnover in 31 impressive minutes. “I like a line like that,” he said. “It kind of shows that you did everything on the floor and not just one thing. I definitely enjoy having a stat line like that if it means anything.” It means plenty to the Warriors, who are still working to find a consistent flow this season. They have struggled at times to take care of the ball and handle the basic fundamentals. That’s also typical Green, who lately is also having games in which he catches defenses off guard by knocking down three-pointers. His teammates love it all. “I knew he would make my job way easier and I knew I could help him,” Durant said. “I knew that his intensity was going to up the level of everybody on the floor, the way he approaches the game, his passion and love for the game. That stuff stood out more than anything. Obviously he’s quick for his position, he’s got long arms, he can shoot the 3, he can pass, he can rebound, but just his passion and love for the game that kind of shines bright, and it’s contagious.” Green raised his right arm in the air on back-to-back possessions in the fourth quarter of a Nov. 13 (Nov. 14, PHL time) win against the Magic, knocking down a three-pointer from the top of the arc before a layup moments later. “He’s unique from the standpoint of Steph, Klay and KD are guys that can go for 60. But Draymond just impacts the game in so many ways that you’ve just got to compete against him. You’ve got to understand that he can do it all,” Orlando coach Frank Vogel said. Green and Durant spent time together as 2016 Olympians in Rio. KD couldn’t wait to play with Green regularly — even if they went at it back on Feb. 4 (Feb. 5, PHL time) in Sacramento. “It’s just two teammates in the heat of the moment, both needed, at that point, that game, we were all bad,” Durant said. “We needed energy somehow. We kind of both sensed that. We came back to the huddle and got after it.” Still, that fire is what Durant loves about his intense teammate. Not to mention the work he puts in shooting from every spot on the floor. “It means a lot,” Green said. “You have to have those guys’ trust. If somebody sees you working, they have more trust in that. Obviously as one of the leaders of this team, you should be one of the hardest workers.” In the past three seasons, Green has notched five games with at least five points, five rebounds, five assists and five blocks. “You understand how impactful he can be without really scoring a lot of points or having any ooh or aah moments on the offensive end,” Stephen Curry said. “He has a lot of ooh and aah moments with the hustle plays and defensively. It seems like he’s always kind of in the play somehow. We appreciate every little bit of that effort and the results he prides himself in every single time he’s out there on the floor. His stat lines sometimes look like this where he’s so well-rounded across the board — points, rebounds, assists, blocked shots and whatnot — and he’ll bang down three, four triples every once in a while. You appreciate what he brings to the squad every single night and his energy and his passion.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 24th, 2017

Kubica closer to an F1 return as Williams ponders decision

By Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After nearly losing his right hand, Robert Kubica could be steering a Formula One car with it next year. If he returns it will complete a remarkable comeback for the 32-year-old Polish driver, rated as one of the quickest in F1 before a gruesome rally accident left him needing seven hours of surgery on a partially severed right hand, and numerous subsequent operations. Kubica did F1 testing for Renault earlier this season and recently with the Williams team, and is consideration for an F1 seat in 2018. No announcement is planned during this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Williams says. But in what appears to be a boost for his ambitions, Williams announced Wednesday that Kubica will take part in Pirelli tire testing after the race. Those tests are aimed at evaluating tires, but it gives driver further time behind the wheel before Williams decides. It was his love of all racing that pushed Kubica into trying rallying six years ago, and it almost ended his career. After crashing at a little-known Italian rally in February, 2011, he was trapped in the wreckage of his battered Skoda for more than an hour and also sustained arm and leg fractures. "The accident turned my life upside down, but I'm aware that a few centimeters more and I wouldn't be here talking about it," Kubica said. "The biggest job I had to do was in my own head. There were some terrible times when I no longer felt up to it. It was worse than a physical pain." Initially, he cut all ties with F1. "I never wanted to visit a Grand Prix paddock or attend a test, despite being invited," Kubica said. Stark realization was setting in. "Life had given me so much and then in an instant, it (almost) took it all away," Kubica recently told the official magazine of the FIA, the governing body for auto racing. "They say that time is a healer but that wasn't the case for me — it made me suffer more." That was until he accepted his situation. "The brain can develop the ability to compensate, at least partly, for one's physical limits," he said. "It's difficult to explain something like this — only those who have experienced it can really understand." A popular driver in F1 from 2006-10, Kubica earned 12 F1 podium finishes and was considered among the brightest talents. "Not a lot of great, great drivers come through," four-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton said. "Then you have real special drivers like him." Kubica won the Canadian GP driving for BMW Sauber in 2008, after placing second at the Monaco GP. He was reportedly close to joining Ferrari in a move that would have offered him a better title shot. Even if he never races in F1 again, his comeback from that crash is already impressive. Two years later, he won the WRC2 title — rally's second-tier championship. This year he has edged closer to F1. When he tested for Renault on Valencia's Ricardo Tormo circuit in June, albeit in an older and lighter F1 car, he was overwhelmed. "I don't get emotional easily but that day I really did," he said. "I realized that driving a Formula One car was the thing that made me happy and I finally felt at peace." When he tested in the 2017 car at the Hungaroring for Renault in late July, just outside of Budapest, he was fourth quickest and completed 142 laps. It proved his fitness was OK and that he retained some speed from his F1 days. It wasn't quite enough to convince Renault, which has since signed promising Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr. But Williams needs a replacement for 36-year-old Brazilian driver Felipe Massa, who is retiring after Sunday's season-ending race. One of the main problems is that the weight of the 2017 F1 car — heavier than in recent years — puts greater strain on Kubica's fragile right arm. Williams is not giving anything away, saying only that "although conversations are ongoing with Kubica, it is still yet to be finally decided who will replace Massa." British driver Paul Di Resta, who previously raced in 59 GPs with Force India, is also being considered. Kubica has good backing, since he is being managed by 2016 F1 champion Nico Rosberg, and is highly regarded. "Robert is one of the quickest drivers I've ever raced against," Hamilton said. "Raw, natural talent. If he was still racing today he'd been in contention for a world title.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2017