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PAGASA warns of dangerous heat this summer

PAGASA warns of dangerous heat this summer.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepApr 15th, 2018

PAGASA warns of dangerous heat this summer

PAGASA warns of dangerous heat this summer.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

‘Dangerous’ heat starts – Pagasa

    The summer "init factor" has reached fever pitch again in the Philippines, as the heat indices started reaching a "dangerous" 41 Celsius in several parts of the country this week.     The "heat index" or the "human discomfort index," colloquially dubbed "init factor," is the temperature people feel, as opposed to the temperature measured by a dry-bulb thermometer. High air temperatures and high relative humidity will give high heat indices.   The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) started measuring the heat index after the onset of the dry season for the year was announced last Tu...Keep on reading: ‘Dangerous’ heat starts – Pagasa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Bucket bag, linen evening dress—summer must-try trends

  I don't care what the Pagasa weather bureau says. It's officially the dry season, or what summer is in the country---at least according to my heat rash. I haven't experienced prickly heat rash since the 1980s, so I can confirm that all the '80s trends are making their way back---whether we like it or not. Crochet, raffia/straw purses, blue nail polish... they're all back for the summer, but in interesting iterations. Woven bags Straw bags used to be the province of women who wore long, floor-sweeping dresses to work with thong sandals, pretending they were on the beach instead of a dank office with a temperamental air-conditioner. Remember them? Turns out they w...Keep on reading: Bucket bag, linen evening dress—summer must-try trends.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

Still not dry ‘summer’ season, Pagasa says

MANILA, Philippines — Despite the heat being experienced by most areas in the country, Pagasa said it is still not dry season or what Filipinos call "summer......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

Summer starts next week

MANILA, Philippines -  The temperature has reached dangerous levels at 35 degrees Celsius with a heat index of 44.1 degrees in Cotabato City last March 24, b.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 31st, 2017

It’s getting hot in here: Manila’s ‘extreme’ heat index level

Summer season is definitely upon the Philippines as the heat index of Manila reaches extreme levels. The Facebook page of Young Earth Scientists’ Society released a week-long forecast of the maximum heat index in Manila that would reportedly reach 41 degrees Celsius. The data was initially released by AccuWeather, an American company that provides commercial […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated News1 hr. 41 min. ago

Beat the summer heat

OFFSET the extreme heat baking the city this summer with Makati Diamond Residences’ refreshing specialty ice cream. There is the bestselling Supermoist Chocolate and Baked Cheesecake flavors to start with. More unusual are its unique Japanese Genmaicha for a sweet, toasted rice flavor, or Mont Blanc for a roasted blend of chestnut and nama cream. […] The post Beat the summer heat appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

City of Lost Pines

Summer is fully upon us – the heat, the humidity, the dust and low water pressure in the taps......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

It will be hotter this week, Pagasa warns

Filipinos should brace for even hotter weather this week due to the ridge of high-pressure area, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warned yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Towns, Timberwolves return home in big hole against Rockets

By Dave Campbell, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first taste of the NBA playoffs for Timberwolves All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns has been rather bitter, thanks to the three-point-happy Houston Rockets. The two-game totals tell a frustrating story for the 22-year-old: just 13 points, 5-for-18 shooting and a 2-0 deficit in the series against the Rockets. Towns has found himself the subject of pointed criticism from analysts, fans and even his own team. The switch-heavy Rockets have double-teamed Towns to a stifling effect, and the Timberwolves sure haven’t helped their seven-footer out by getting him the ball in favorable situations in the post. “They’re coming to double. He knows that. He has to face up, be strong with the ball, make quick moves,” point guard Jeff Teague said. “But we have to figure out how to get him running, get him some easy buckets.” The team’s struggles have taken a little luster off Minnesota’s first postseason home game in 14 years, but the fans who remember the Timberwolves reaching the Western Conference finals in 2004 will surely be eager to witness the playoffs in person no matter the daunting challenge in this first round. “This organization, all of our fans, they deserve this moment,” Towns said. And they want a win. The Timberwolves host the Rockets on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time) in Game 3. Earlier in the day, Miami takes on Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference and New Orleans hosts Portland, both in Game 4. Later, Utah visits Oklahoma City in Game 3. Towns tried his best to shrug off the bad vibes and stinging rebukes when speaking with reporters on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). “You dwell too much on the past, you forget that you’ve got to take care of the present,” Towns said. The chatter on TV and Twitter, he said, has escaped him. “I live my life very Amish-like,” Towns said. “Other than video games, I don’t think I have a reason for electronics. It’s a life that I’ve always loved.” ___ 76ERS AT HEAT 76ers lead 2-1. Game 4, 2:30 p.m. EDT (2:30am, PHL time) NEED TO KNOW: It’s simple: The team that has imposed its will is 3-0 in this series. Philadelphia took the pace where it wanted it in Games 1 and 3. Miami out-toughed the 76ers in Game 2. The Heat have to find a way to keep Philadelphia’s 3-point shooting in check; the 76ers made 18 shots from beyond the arc in Game 3. Joel Embiid is back from a concussion and a broken bone around his eye, and an already-confident Philadelphia bunch seems to have even more swagger now. KEEP AN EYE ON: 76ers guard Marco Belinelli. The 76ers are 25-6 when he plays and 14-1 when he scores at least 15 points. In this series, he’s 13-for-27 on shots from 20 feet and deeper, and many of those makes have been daggers for Miami. PRESSURE IS ON: Heat center Hassan Whiteside . Backups Kelly Olynyk and Bam Adebayo have played a combined 145 minutes in this series, while Whiteside has played only 41, with 11 points, nine fouls, seven turnovers and three field goals in the three games. There’s no room for error now for Miami, so either Whiteside will figure it out fast in Game 4 or the Heat will get someone else into his spot. HISTORY LESSON: This is the fourth time in Dwyane Wade’s career that the Heat have trailed an Eastern Conference opponent 2-1. In the three previous Game 4s in that scenario, Miami has won all three with Wade averaging 26.7 points in those second-round games against Indiana (2004 and 2012) and Toronto (2016). ___ TRAIL BLAZERS AT PELICANS Pelicans lead 3-0. Game 4, 5 p.m. EDT (5am, PHL time) NEED TO KNOW: The sixth-seeded Pelicans are on the cusp of a surprising sweep of the third-seeded Blazers, and their margin of victory has grown in each game. They dominated Game 3, leading by as many as 20 points in the first half and 33 in the second. Veteran guard Rajon Rondo has masterfully run the offense, and the Pelicans have played unselfishly with a different scoring leader in each game: Anthony Davis with 35 in Game 1, Jrue Holiday with 33 in Game 2 and Nikola Mirotic with 30 in Game 3. KEEP AN EYE ON: Portland’s body language, intensity and aggressiveness. Guard Damian Lillard challenged the Blazers to ramp up those aspects of their game, stressing that the Pelicans were “a lot more aggressive than we were and we didn’t dish it back out. I think in the playoffs and in a situation like this, when a team is coming for you like that, you’ve got to maybe go out of your way to do it back, even if that means foul trouble or some altercations happen out there.” PRESSURE IS ON: Lillard. The Pelicans have sold out to stop the Portland star, who missed 9-of-14 shots in Game 3. “It’s either going to be a tough shot, or I’ve got to give the ball up,” Lillard said. “I’ve got to trust making the right play, and when it comes time I’ve got to take my chances and I’ve got to take those tough shots.” INJURY UPDATE: Blazers starting forward Evan Turner missed Game 3 because of a toe injury in Game 2. The team did not update his status on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). ___ ROCKETS AT TIMBERWOLVES Rockets lead 2-0. Game 3, 7:30 p.m. EDT (7:30am, PHL time) NEED TO KNOW: The Rockets cruised to a 20-point victory in Game 2 despite only 12 points on a staggering 2-for-18 shooting performance by James Harden. After squandering their chance to steal Game 1 on the road in a three-point loss, the Wolves are back home in a big hole against the team with the best record in the NBA. They’ll need a big boost from a home crowd celebrating the team’s return to the postseason to send the series back to Houston for a Game 5. KEEP AN EYE ON: Gerald Green. The 32-year-old journeyman, once acquired by the Wolves in the franchise-altering 2007 trade that sent Kevin Garnett to Boston, made five three-pointers in Game 2 for postseason career-high 21 points. PRESSURE IS ON: Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau. Though cornerstones Towns and Andrew Wiggins are getting their first taste of postseason, Thibodeau and veterans Jimmy Butler, Jamal Crawford, Taj Gibson and Teague he brought in last summer have plenty of playoff experience. The Wolves have been largely directionless on offense against the Rockets and their underrated defense. INJURY UPDATE: Rockets forward Ryan Anderson, who has sat out the first two games with a sprained ankle, is likely to play in Game 3. Forward Luc Mbah a Moute, who dislocated his shoulder in the second-to-last game of the regular season, said this week he wouldn’t rule out a return in this series. ___ THUNDER AT JAZZ Series tied 1-1. Game 3, 10 p.m. EDT (10:00am, PHL time) NEED TO KNOW: In the first two games, the higher-rebounding team has been the winning team, with Game 1 going to Oklahoma City and Utah taking Game 2. A critical part of this trend will be Thunder center Steven Adams and his presence on the floor. He played just 22 minutes in Game 2 before fouling out. The Thunder will have to do better against Utah center Rudy Gobert and forward Derrick Favors, who combined for 31 rebounds in Game 2. KEEP AN EYE ON: Russell Westbrook. He has taken a secondary role at times in this series, but that might change. With Oklahoma City’s inability to close in Game 2 after leading in the fourth quarter, Westbrook could look to be more of a scorer in Game 3. He’ll need more help from Carmelo Anthony, who has made just 11 of 31 field goals in the series. PRESSURE IS ON: George. The man who called himself “Playoff P” before the series began came out with 36 points and eight three-pointers in the opener. He followed that with a dud, just 18 points on 6-for-21 shooting. INTRIGUING MATCHUP: Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell vs. Thunder guard Corey Brewer. Mitchell used his speed to slice through the Thunder defense for 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter of Game 2 . He was essentially unstoppable once he decided to stop shooting three-pointers. The Thunder could be forced to put George on him more if Brewer struggles defensively again. ___ AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds in Miami and AP Sports Writers Cliff Brunt in Oklahoma City and Brett Martel in New Orleans contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

Cool summer discoveries

  Another week has passed and in a blink, it will be May. I wish I can say the same about the heat though. I wish it were gone in a blink. But so much for that. All that we can do is enjoy what the season brings and make the most of the yet storm-free skies. These days, I find myself in the cold grip... of a few good establishments. Power Plant Mall, for example, is slowly opening up its new wing to more shops. After lunch and other errands, I'm happy to stop by to treat myself to some beauty products. This is why I'm glad Clinique has found a home in the new wing. Fuss-free The store is pretty straightforward, especially if you want a fuss-free way to get the produc...Keep on reading: Cool summer discoveries.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Iced tea for summer

TWG TEA has come out with an iced tea collection, plus accessories and sweets to match, just in time for the heat of summer. The TWG Tea Iced Teabag Collection (P1,500) comes in 15 varieties such as Eternal Summer Tea, Moroccan Mint Tea, Pink Flamingo Tea and Cocktail Hour Tea. The tea can be served […] The post Iced tea for summer appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Turns out, not being second-seed was a good thing for Finals-bound Alab

STA. ROSA, LAGUNA – Renaldo Balkman remained fired up even after Alab Pilipinas completed an emphatic semifinals sweep of now-dethroned champion Hong Kong. “Everybody kept talking about (how) they (were) the number one team,” he told reporters post-game. “Hey, they got a great team, but I know how good we prepared for these games and I think we had an edge on them.” Apparently, that edge is a winning streak which has now stretched to seven games, dating back to the tail-end of the elimination round. Then, the Filipinos won all of their last three assignments and gave themselves a good chance at the second-seed and the automatic advance into the semifinals. All they needed to happen was for Eastern to defeat Chong Son in their own last assignment. That didn’t happen, however, and Chong Son got the top-seed, Hong Kong got the second-seed, and the Philippines was relegated to the third-seed. That meant that there wouldn’t be any rest for Alab and they would be matched up with dangerous Saigon in the quarterfinals. For Balkman, continuing to play – and continuing to roll – was just what they needed. “Well, not being arrogant or what, I just know how my guys are. We’re playing well, we’re playing together, and I think the best thing that happened to us is that we played in the (quarterfinals),” he shared. He then continued, “If we sat home and rested, I mean, it would hurt us, but since we played in the (quarterfinals), we got better going into the (semifinals). Indeed, Balkman and company have only gotten better and better as they followed up a blanking of the Heat with a sweep of Hong Kong. Now, the Filipinos are back in the Finals of the Asean Basketball League. “I’m just really proud of our guys. They have fought and clawed their way into the Finals,” head coach Jimmy Alapag said. He then continued, “We have a confident group that deserves to be in the Finals. Like I’ve been telling them in the beginning, let’s give ourselves an opportunity, let’s get to the end and let’s see what happens there.” The Philippines will face either top-seeded Kung Fu of China or resurgent Mono of Thailand in the best-of-five championship round. Whatever happens there, Balkman promised that the show would go on. “The next step for us is to win the championship so we gotta prepare. I’m gonna tell it one more time, it’s gonna be another show whoever we gonna play,” he said. He then continued, “Win or lose, no matter what, it’s gonna be a show because it’s the last three games we got to win and it’s all over.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

NAIA ready for summer

PASAY CITY, April 15 -- Following PAGASA's termination of the northeast monsoon, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal assures the public that NAIA is ready for summ.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

April 15, 2018 Visayas Weather Forecast

VALID BEGINNING: 6:00 AM today until 6:00 AM tomorrow SYNOPSIS: Easterlies affecting the country Forecast: Sunny, partly cloudy skies w/ isolated rainshowers Winds: 20-30 KPH NE-E Coastal Waters: Slgt-Mod (0.75-1.25m) Temp: 25-32°C Heat index: 39°C www1.pagasa.dost.gov.ph  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

April 14, 2018 Visayas Weather Forecast

VALID BEGINNING: 6:00 AM today until 6:00 AM tomorrow SYNOPSIS: Easterlies affecting the country. Forecast: Sunny, partly cloudy skies Winds: 20-30 KPH E-NE Coastal Waters: Slgt-Mod (0.75-1.25m) Temp: 25-32°C Heat index: 39°C www1.pagasa.dost.gov.ph.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

Lebanon Warns of “Dangerous Implications” of Possible U.S. Strike on Syria

Lebanon’s Speaker Nabih Berri warned Wednesday of dangerous implications of any possible attacks on Syria by the United States, the Daily Star reported on its website. If a new phase in the Syrian war erupts, it will be financed by “the pockets of Arabs and their wealth,” the report quoted Berri as saying. “The result […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Beat the summer heat with new delicious flavors created by Serenitea and Carmen’…

Beat the summer heat with new delicious flavors created by Serenitea and Carmen’s Best Ice Cream! Indulge in Serenitea Okinawa Milk Tea Ice Cream and Serenitea Hokkaido Milk Tea Ice Cream here at the Newport City branch! #SereniteaXCarmensBest Our best selling milk tea flavors now in pure indulgent ice cream variants for the ultimate summer… link: Beat the summer heat with new delicious flavors created by Serenitea and Carmen’….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

PAGASA declares start of summer

MANILA, Philippines – Summer has officially begun in the Philippines. State weather bureau PAGASA announced the termination of the northeast monsoon on Tuesday, April 10, which means the start of summer in the country. "Recent PAGASA observations showed gradual increase in daily temperature recorded in most parts of the country," said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Pagasa: It’s summer

EXPECT hotter days ahead as the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Tuesday officially declared the start of summer or “dry season” in the country. “We are officially declaring the start of summer due to the termination of the northeast monsoon in the country,” weather forecaster Ezra Bulquerin told The Manila Times. According [...] The post Pagasa: It’s summer appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018