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Picong Tunnel

Built by the Americans during World War II, this road tunnel in Picong town (formerly Sultan Gumander) in Lanao del Sur never fails to catch the eyes of motorists. Photo taken on October 5, 2018. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO.....»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsOct 6th, 2018

Celebrity moments were plentiful at Super Bowl

ATLANTA --- Not everyone is watching Super Bowl 53 for the love of football --- celebrities are a big part of the day, too. Here's a breakdown of what is happening with entertainers on Sunday in Atlanta. ___ GLADYS KNIGHT, CHLOE X HALLE FILLED WITH JOY Gladys Knight was all smiles as she blew kisses to everyone, and Chloe x Halle were almost speechless after their pregame performance at Super Bowl 53. Knight called her rendition of the "The Star-Spangled Banner" an "exciting moment" and "one to remember" in the tunnel of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where the New England Patriots played the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday in Atlanta. The 74-year-old singer was all smiles as she ...Keep on reading: Celebrity moments were plentiful at Super Bowl.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

Gov’t may opt for submarine Davao-Samal tunnel

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 25 January) – The government is considering to construct a submarine tunnel to connect Davao City and Samal Island due to some geophysical limitations in Pakiputan Strait that might make the construction of a multi-billion bridge unlikely, National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) 11 director Maria Lourdes Lim said. Lim told Kapihan sa […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 25th, 2019

Spanish rescuers drilling tunnel to search for toddler in well

MADRID, Spain – Engineers began drilling a tunnel on Saturday, January 19, to find a two-year-old boy who fell into a well in southern Spain a week ago, joining hundreds of rescue workers already at the scene. Julen Rosello fell down a very narrow shaft more than 100 meters (330 feet) ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Woman, testifying against El Chapo, details affair

NEW YORK --- Lucero Guadalupe Snchez Lpez was already trapped in an impossible extramarital relationship with Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman when she found herself in an even crazier bind --- fleeing with Guzman and others from authorities through an underground tunnel, her outlaw love interest in the buff. Guzman "was naked," Sanchez said Thursday. "He took off running. He left us behind." The account of the mad dash in 2014 and Sanchez's tortured romance with Guzman while he was on the run came at a U.S. drug trafficking trial that's detailed his rise and fall as a near-mythical cartel boss. His lawyers said the allegations have been fabricated by cooperators seeking lenien...Keep on reading: Woman, testifying against El Chapo, details affair.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

2nd body of treasure hunter retrieved from Negros Oriental tunnel | Inquirer News

DUMAGUETE CITY -- Rescuers on Friday recovered the body of one of the treasure hunters who was buried alive in a tunnel 50 feet deep in Barangay Boloc-Boloc in Sibulan town, Negros Oriental Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 4th, 2019

3 treasure hunters trapped in Negros Occidental tunnel

Search and rescue operations for three treasure hunters, who were trapped in a tunnel 50 feet deep in Purok 4, Barangay Boloc-boloc, Sibulan, Negros Occidental on Wednesday, are underway......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 4th, 2019

Hayward leads Celtics past Timberwolves 115-102

By Jimmy Golen, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Gordon Hayward came off the bench to score a season-high 35 points, and the Boston Celtics beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 115-102 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Terry Rozier scored 11 of his 16 points in the first quarter while making his third start of the season because Kyrie Irving scratched both of his eyes in Monday’s (Tuesday, PHL time) game against San Antonio. Hayward took over from there, with 13 in the second quarter and 15 in the third to finish with his highest scoring game with the Celtics. Andrew Wiggins scored 31 points, and Karl-Anthony Towns scored 20 of his 28 points — and grabbed five of his 12 rebounds — in the third quarter, when Minnesota trimmed a 22-point deficit to six points. But with about four minutes left the Celtics scored eight straight points to clinch their fifth straight win over the Wolves. Minnesota scored nine of the last 11 points in the first quarter to trim Boston’s 11-point lead to 25-21, and then opened the second with a step-back jumper from Wiggins. It was a four-point game when Boston ran off 16 points in a row to take a 47-27 lead. Boston led by as many as 22 in the third quarter before Towns scored 15 points during a 23-11 Minnesota run that cut the deficit to 10. He added five more in the final 90 seconds of the third to make it a six-point game. TIP-INS Timberwolves: The last time Minnesota won in Boston was March 6, 2005. Kevin Garnett was a starter in his first stint with the Wolves. Ricky Davis led the Celtics with 22 points. ... Robert Covington (right knee injury), Derrick Rose (right ankle sprain) and Jeff Teague (left ankle inflammation) were sidelined by injuries. ... Coach Tom Thibodeau called a timeout just 64 seconds into the game to settle his team down after giving up two quick baskets. Celtics: Improved to 2-1 with Rozier starting. ... Boston shot 60 percent in the first half and out-rebounded Minnesota 20-13. ... In addition to Irving, the Celtics were missing big man Aron Baynes, who missed his seventh straight game with a broken left hand. ... Hayward scored 30 against Minnesota a month ago when the teams last played, also coming off the bench. THAT SMARTS Boston guard Marcus Smart left in obvious pain after absorbing a pick from Towns early in the second half. He walked over by the Celtics bench with his right arm dangling at his side. After coach Brad Stevens called a timeout, Smart was ushered by the training staff into the tunnel to the locker room. But Smart was back with about four minutes left in the quarter, getting a big cheer when he rejoined his teammates on the bench. He re-entered the game late in the third and finished with two points and eight assists. The Celtics said it was a right shoulder strain. Marcus Morris Sr. left the game in the third quarter with a sore neck and did not return. HOMESTAND The Celtics returned home after a 1-2 road trip to Texas and Memphis. They play four straight and 15-of-19 games at home in January and don’t leave the Eastern time zone until Feb. 21 (Feb. 22, PHL time). UP NEXT Timberwolves: Home against the Magic on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Celtics: Host the Mavericks on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

It’s Snowing at Resorts World Manila – Manila Video

Using a machine that spews out actual ice or “snow” Ice at Lumina is the latest Holiday attraction of Resorts World Manila. Integrated with its Lumina light tunnel attraction. the new feature brings the “snow” experience to the Philippines. Ice at Lumina is open to the public. Shoppers, diners, and hotel guests at Resorts World… link: It’s Snowing at Resorts World Manila – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

Lakers lose LeBron James to groin injury, rout Warriors

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers lost LeBron James in the third quarter to a strained left groin then went out and beat the two-time defending champions without him Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time), getting King James’ 17 points, 13 rebounds and five assists before the injury in a surprising 127-101 rout of the Golden State Warriors. James grabbed at his left groin area with 7:51 left in the third after slipping under the Warriors’ basket while trying for a loose ball. He tried to stretch it out, awkwardly walked toward the Lakers bench trying to loosen up before leaving on his own though gingerly out the tunnel for the locker room. Stephen Curry made consecutive three's shortly after James exited, and the Warriors got within 78-76 at the 2:48 mark of the third — but Kyle Kuzma and the persistent Lakers stayed at it every possession. Curry wound up with 15 points but the home fans had seen enough well before the final buzzer and headed out for the rest of Christmas. Kuzma contributed 19 points with a pretty baseline triple late, Ivica Zubac had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Rajon Rondo 15 points and 10 assists off the bench as the Lakers snapped an 11-game losing streak on the Warriors’ home floor since a 118-115 overtime win Dec. 22, 2012. Los Angeles also ended a seven-game skid overall in the rivalry with its first win in the series since March 6, 2016. James made it look easy early on shooting over Jonas Jerebko and Kevon Looney. James hit a turnaround jumper at the 4:39 mark of the second quarter to put the Lakers ahead 52-37 and L.A. led 65-50 at the break. It was James’ second straight Christmas game at Oracle Arena after playing here with the Cavaliers last year and losing 99-92. Lakers coach Luke Walton — a former Warriors top assistant and dear friend of Steve Kerr — got some time with his Hall of Fame dad, Bill, before the game and a few moments to catch up with Curry and share holiday greetings in the hallway after the two-time MVP’s warmup routine. Kevin Durant, playing on a tender left ankle, had 21 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Andre Iguodala came off the bench and made his initial five shots and 7-of-9 by halftime on the way to a season-high 23 points while also handling some of the load defending James. Golden State shot just 9-for-36 from deep, Curry going 2-of-8 and Durant 3-for-8. MCGEE’s RING DELAYED Lakers center JaVale McGee was still sick with a respiratory infection and missed his fifth straight game, didn’t travel and missed his scheduled moment to receive his championship ring. That will now happen Feb. 2 (Feb. 3, PHL time) when the Lakers return to Oracle Arena. McGee was one of three big men who rotated in Steve Kerr’s rotation on the way to a repeat title. “I’m happy for JaVale. He’s getting more of a chance to play with the Lakers than he did with us,” Kerr said. “We had a lot of centers play a really important role for us the last couple of years. He was fantastic and we loved having him here. Wish he was here and that we could give him his ring today, but we’ll do it next time. Very happy for him and his success this year.” TIP-INS Lakers: Zubac shot 9-for-10. ... The Lakers had lost 3-of-4, so this meant a lot. ... Los Angeles improved to 5-6 on the road vs. the Western Conference. ... Tyson Chandler, who had been questionable with back spasms after he missed Sunday’s (Monday, PHL time) game against Memphis, returned and played 16 minutes. Warriors: Iguodala reached double figures for the fourth time this season. ... Curry and Draymond Green each picked up two early fouls, and Green fouled out with 5:36 left. He was limited to four points, five assists and five rebounds. ... Golden State is 12-16 on Christmas and 6-5 at home. UP NEXT Lakers: At Sacramento on Thursday (Friday, PHL time). Warriors: Host Portland on Thursday (Friday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

2018: The year of collegiate champions and people s champions

From Katipunan to Mendiola, from Intramuros to San Marcelino, and from Morayta to Las Pinas, the year 2018 will be tough to top. That goes for both the NCAA and the UAAP as both leagues learned that it all begins here before experiencing unparalleled heights. Now, it’s high time for look back at the year that was in collegiate basketball. New year, new regime Before we can look back, however, we first need to look ahead as several new eras are already underway even before the year has ended. Over at La Salle, American coach Jermaine Byrd has been tapped with the hopes he can do to the Green Archers what American-Kiwi mentor Tab Baldwin has done for Ateneo. The same task of a turnaround is also what’s expected from the new hires of Mapua in Randy Alcantara, EAC in Oliver Bunyi, and Arellano in Cholo Martin. Immediate impact Alongside talented tacticians, however, teams need talented players. Fortunately for a handful of teams, they got just that from their first-year players. Ateneo won back-to-back championships all while featuring a brand new paint presence in Ivorian tower and Rookie of the Year Ange Kouame. While being a force is already a given for any 6-foot-11 player like Kouame, both CJ Cansino and Dave Ildefonso also exceeded expectations in their rookie seasons for UST and NU, respectively. Over in the NCAA, Filipino-American high-flyer Justin Gutang propelled CSB just right outside the playoffs while Rookie of the Year Larry Muyang helped re-establish Letran as a powerhouse. The Walls of Intramuros are up again Speaking of Letran, it’s nothing but a welcome development to see them contending once more for the first time since their magical season and championship in 2015. Head coach Jeff Napa, at long last, has a team he can call his own and the Knights look like they will be big, big threats for the foreseeable future. Of course, size was never the advantage for neighboring LPU and rather, they have run-and-gunned their way to back-to-back Finals. With new head coach Randy Alcantara, Mapua is nothing but hoping it can finally catch up with its fellow Intramuros occupants. Started from the bottom, now we’re here Just four years ago, Adamson and UP were cellar-dwellers and were fighting over wins that were meaningless in the standings, but meaningful to their morale. Now, the two teams have just figured in classic semifinals series with both games going down the wire. In the end, it was the Fighting Maroons who advanced to the Finals, but the Soaring Falcons have nothing to be ashamed of, especially as they were one of only two teams that had downed champion Ateneo. Controversy, controversy The on-court action in both the NCAA and the UAAP was, without a doubt, intense. The same can be said, however, for the off-court happenings. The NCAA season started with San Sebastian being forced to forfeit a couple of its wins due to RK Ilagan playing in a commercial league, continued with Perpetual also being questioned about having players who suited up in a different commercial league, and ended with LPU main man CJ Perez getting suspended in Game 1 of the Finals. The UAAP had its share of colorful events with Thirdy Ravena getting suspended and therefore, getting disqualified from individual awards as well as FEU being indirectly helped into the playoffs by the untimely injuries to Adamson’s Jerrick Ahanmisi and Sean Manganti. 2 MVPs, 1 alma mater It’s a universally accepted truth that Prince Eze deserved the NCAA MVP and Bright Akhuetie deserved the UAAP MVP. What’s funny is that, at one point in time, those two were actually teammates over at Perpetual. Yes, the Altas had both Nigerian tower Eze and Nigerian powerhouse Akhuetie seeing action for them for two seasons. Even more, they were also teammates with now Ginebra star Scottie Thompson for one year. Of course, the NCAA MVP and the UAAP MVP agreed that they had to go their separate ways so that both of them can spread their wings and fly. Good thing they did. Good thing they did. Just another season in the office for San Beda So much happened in the NCAA season – LPU’s continued contention, Letran and Perpetual’s resurgence, CSB and San Sebastian being darkhorses. In the end, however, San Beda left no doubt that it was still their kingdom by blanking the Pirates in the Finals. With that, the Red Lions extended their league-leading title total to 22 – with half coming in the last 13 years. We can talk about all the teams and all the players we want, but at the end of the day, the NCAA title will still go through Mendiola. Blue Eagle, still the king At the end of the first round of the UAAP season, Ateneo found itself in a three-way tie for the top spot with FEU and Adamson. By virtue of having lost to both the Tamaraws and the Soaring Falcons, the Blue Eagles were actually in third-place entering the second round. From there, however, Ateneo never lost – and was never even threatened – all the way to back-to-back championships. They did that, with court general Matt Nieto injured for most of the second round and do-it-all forward Thirdy Ravena incurring a suspension as well. Come the Finals, however, Ateneo just unleashed both Nieto and Ravena and ultimately, took the fight out of UP. Her-story for Lady Bulldogs These are the most important numbers for the NU Lady Bulldogs at the end of the UAAP season: five straight championships, 80 wins in a row. Yes, NU has not dropped any of its last 80 games dating back to 2014. With that, they not only eclipsed the 72-game winning streak of the Adamson softball squad, once the longest winning streak in league history, but also ran way past it. Oh, that winning streak – and the five-peat, for that matter – is still ongoing. That’s short of saying that the Lady Bulldogs will only continue to make history next year. Indeed, up was where the Fighting Maroons went From 2007 to 2015, UP only won 13 times out of 126 games. Those days have been self-depreciatingly called “the dark days.” In the recently concluded UAAP season, the Fighting Maroons finally found light at the end of the tunnel. First, at 7-6 with one game to go in the elimination round, they already registered their best showing in 14 seasons. Then, at 8-6 to end the elims, they claimed their first Final Four berth since 1997. Then, in discarding Adamson’s twice-to-beat advantage, they won in the playoffs for the first time in 21 years. Then, by doubling down against the Soaring Falcons, they climbed to their first Finals since 1986. In the end, UP’s Cinderella run didn’t get a happy ending at the hands of Ateneo. But maybe, just maybe, the Fighting Maroons actually aren’t Cinderella. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2018

Christmas Tunnel returns

Ortigas & Company’s award-winning Christmas spectacle — the first of its kind in the Philippines — marks its second run with new arrangements and a flashier show for more artistic and musical flair. The Christmas Street Light Musical Tunnel, which bagged two Stevie Awards in the recent International Business Awards for Real Estate Marketing Campaign […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

Pasko Village

The 30-meter Tunnel of Light at the Pasko Fiesta Food and Entertainment Village, Sta. Ana Wharf in Davao City, has been attracting thousands of visitors since it opened on November 30.  The Village has several stalls serving a variety of cuisine, including halal food. (City Information Office)    READ STORY.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

China eyes undersea train tunnel

HANGZHOU — China will build its first undersea tunnel for high-speed trains, connecting two cities in Zhejiang province, according to local authorities. The train project, connecting the city of Ningbo with the island city of Zhoushan in east Zhejiang, is 70.92 kilometers in total length, with an undersea tunnel section of 16.2 kilometers, according to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

Apple AirPods 2 receive Bluetooth certification

Apple didn't release a second-generation pair of AirPods at its 2018 events, but don't worry, there's a light at the end of the tunnel: a new model of the earphones just received Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) certification, as spotted byMy Smart Price. Fans of AirPods everywhere have been waiting for the release of the next generation of AirPods and the wireless charging case that Apple announced over a year ago. With their recent Bluetooth SIG certification, the earbuds are one step closer to being released. My Smart Price noticed an Apple AirPod listing under the model numbers A2031 and A2032 on the Bluetooth SIG certification website, confirming that the d...Keep on reading: Apple AirPods 2 receive Bluetooth certification.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Chelsea coach Ianni charged over Mourinho fracas

LONDON, United Kingdom – Chelsea assistant coach Marco Ianni has been charged with improper conduct in a touchline flare-up with Jose Mourinho that led the Football Association to remind the Manchester United manager of his responsibilities. Tensions escalated in front of the Stamford Bridge tunnel after Ross Barkley's equalizer deep ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

Brexit negotiations: What you need to know

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Exhausted diplomats in Brussels have taken to calling this stage of the Brexit negotiations "The Tunnel". British and EU officials are negotiating day and night to get to the outline of a Brexit deal by Wednesday, October 17. They need to resolve the final sticking points, notably on customs checks ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Parts of Quezon Ave westbound to be closed for La Naval procession: MMDA

The MMDA said the portion of Quezon Avenue from the tunnel of Araneta Avenue up to D. Tuazon Avenue will be closed from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Source link link: Parts of Quezon Ave westbound to be closed for La Naval procession: MMDA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Durant feels love in Seattle

SEATTLE — Kevin Durant got off the bus inside the loading dock of Key Arena about two hours before tipoff and made a quick glance toward the court, visible through the tunnel. He was back where his NBA career began more than a decade ago. “When I woke up from my pre-game nap I was […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

2 coal miners missing After tunnel collapses

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Two coal miners were trapped inside a tunnel after it collapsed due to heavy rains in Zamboanga Sibugay province. It said rescuers were trying to locate Richard Atayde and Wilfredo Ogao-Ogao in Barangay Gandiangan in Imelda town. Police said the tunnel was filled with rainwaters making it difficult for rescuers to search for… link: 2 coal miners missing After tunnel collapses.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Kevin Durant feels the love in NBA’s return to Seattle

Kevin Durant got off the bus inside the loading dock of KeyArena about two hours before tipoff and made a quick glance toward the court, visible through the tunnel......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018