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Smoke still billowing from burning oil tanker

BEIJING — The Latest on a collision between an oil tanker and a freighter off China's eastern coast (all times local): 3:30 p.m......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 9th, 2018

7 killed, scores wounded by Israeli gunfire in Gaza protest

    KHUZAA, Gaza Strip --- Thousands of Palestinians protested along Gaza's sealed border with Israel on Friday, engulfing the volatile area in black smoke from burning tires to try to block the view of Israeli snipers and cheering a Hamas strongman who pledged that the border fence will eventually fall. Israeli troops opened fire from across the border, killing at least seven Palestinians and wounding 293 others --- 25 of them seriously --- in the second mass border protest in a week, Gaza health officials said. Hundreds more suffered other injuries, including tear gas inhalation, the officials said. The deaths brought to at least 29 the number of Palestinians ...Keep on reading: 7 killed, scores wounded by Israeli gunfire in Gaza protest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

Robinsons alleged fire incident a dud

DAVAO CITY---The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) said the earlier reported fire at Robinsons Cybergate here turned out to be not a fire at all. Senior Insp. Ma. Teresita Gaspan, city police spokesperon, said the investigation conducted with mall authorities revealed that the smoke seen by a guard around 2:25 a.m., not 3 a.m. as earlier reported, which was billowing from the machine room on the first floor of Robinsons, was actually leaking Freon gas. The smoke, which spread from the machine room area of the supermarket, was not caused by any fire (but) it was caused by Freon gas leakage," she said. The reported fire had earlier raised concerns here as another mall had earlier be...Keep on reading: Robinsons alleged fire incident a dud.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

Delhi braces for pollution ‘airpocalypse’ as smog looms

  As Hindus across India celebrate Diwali this week, scientists fear a ban on firecrackers and other emergency anti-pollution measures implemented by authorities may not be enough to prevent a repeat of 2016's "airpocalypse" in Delhi.   Each year, as winter descends on the Indian capital, a perfect storm of seasonal crop straw burning, dense cloud cover, and smoke generated by millions of firecrackers used in Diwali celebrations turn Delhi's skies to a putrid yellow.   In 2016, an unprecedented pollution disaster saw heavy smog hover above the capital for weeks, forcing schools to shut as authorities scrambled to contain the crisis.   This tim...Keep on reading: Delhi braces for pollution ‘airpocalypse’ as smog looms.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Still burning

Smoke once again covers a portion of downtown Marawi City after a bombing run by military aircraft caused a fire in the area on Friday (July 7, 2017). MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 7th, 2017

Emirates airliner with 300 onboard crash lands in Dubai

DUBAI — An Emirates flight from India with 300 people on board crash landed at Dubai's main airport Wednesday, sending black smoke billowing into the air and.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2016

Sereno: Midas Marquez led the rallies against me

Nothing can stop Maria Lourdes Sereno from speaking her mind now, even if it means burning bridges with former colleagues at the Supreme Court (SC). Immediately after the SC finalized her quo warranto ouster , Sereno accused Court Administrator Midas Marquez of orchestrating the rallies of court ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News13 hr. 43 min. ago

LOOK: Cooling towers imploded at Florida power plant

JACKSONVILLE, Florida, United States --- Two cooling towers - both well over the length of a football field - came tumbling down in seconds on Saturday in Florida as part of an effort to dismantle a power plant. The identical, 462-foot towers were imploded at St. Johns River Power Park in Jacksonville. After counting backward to one, a large blast sent the towers to the ground amid wild cheers. A huge cloud of smoke and dust plumed out and engulfed nearby trees. Jacksonville Electric Authority and Florida Power & Light contracted Total Wrecking & Environmental to handle the implosion of the cooling towers and demolition of the power park for $14.5 million. The proje...Keep on reading: LOOK: Cooling towers imploded at Florida power plant.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Duterte blasts Kadamay, leftist groups

President Duterte lashed out at leftists, including members of urban poor group Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay), for insulting him and even burning his effigy during protest rallies. Source link link: Duterte blasts Kadamay, leftist groups.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Duterte blasts Kadamay, leftist groups

President Duterte lashed out at leftists, including members of urban poor group Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay), for insulting him and even burning his effigy during protest rallies......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Flashback Friday: Phil Jackson wins 10th NBA title

By Jeff Case, NBA.com Phil Jackson's legacy as an NBA coach was secure long before the 2009 NBA Finals. But in leading the Los Angeles Lakers to their 15th NBA title, Jackson further cemented his place as one of the NBA's best ever. On June 14, 2009, the Lakers defeated the Magic in Game 5 to win 2009 NBA title. The championship was No. 10 for coach Phil Jackson, which pushed him past Red Auerbach for most NBA titles as a coach. After the win, Jackson said, “I’ll smoke a cigar tonight, in memory of Red.” It was Jackson’s fourth title with the Lakers. In 2010, he won his fifth title with the Lakers and 11th overall as a coach. Jackson’s first six NBA titles as a coach came with the Chicago Bulls from 1991-98. He also won two as a player with the Knicks in 1970 and '73. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

But PH win over Russia not enough

BOCAUE, BULACAN---Team Philippines made good on its promise to close out its Fiba 3x3 World Cup campaign with a victory after seeing its title hopes go up in smoke at Philippine Arena here Monday night. The Filipinos took out all their frustrations on the third-seeded Russians, 19-12, to finish third in Pool C with a 2-2 record. Still, it wasn't enough to push them to the knockout round. A stinging 20-19 defeat to an experienced Canada squad hours earlier snuffed out the Filipinos' chances of finishing in the top two of their bracket. Team PH coach Ronnie Magsanoc was apologetic after the defeat. "We will come back and try to give these people a win," said Magsanoc. Two...Keep on reading: But PH win over Russia not enough.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Disneyland Paris enters Marvel universe with Avengers theme

CHESSY, France (AP) --- Helicopters, concept cars and SWAT teams shrouded in smoke heralded the launch of the first Avengers-themed season at Disneyland Paris following the announcement of plans for a $2.5 billion park expansion that will feature Marvel superheroes. Movie and sports stars, including French Olympians Teddy Riner and Camille Lacourt, attended an official opening Saturday night for the season that brings the Disneyland resorts a step closer to merging its traditional cast of characters with the Marvel universe. It follows similar moves in Hong Kong Disneyland as well as in the Disney California Adventure. "We are delighted to have the Avengers assemble in Disne...Keep on reading: Disneyland Paris enters Marvel universe with Avengers theme.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

LOOK: Russian vessels arrive in PH for goodwill visit

MANILA, Philippines – A Russian navy contingent docked on the South Harbor in Manila on Saturday, June 9, for a 5-day goodwill visit to the Philippines. The Philippine Navy received the Russian Navy Large Anti-Submarine Ships Admiral Tributs and Admiral Vinogradov, as well as the Large Sea Tanker Pechenga on a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

France had a million fewer smokers in 2017—ministry

France had a million fewer daily smokers in 2017 over 2016, the health ministry said Monday, thanking the dissuasive power of higher tobacco taxes. In a special report on tobacco use in a country once synonymous with smoke-filled Parisian street cafes, the ministry did not mention whether electronic cigarettes have had any impact on the apparent trend. It cited figures from a random representative survey of 18- to 75-year-olds living in France last year. "In 2017, 31.9 percent of people surveyed said that they smoked occasionally, and 26.9 percent daily," said the report. "These numbers are 3.2 and 2.5 percentage points lower, respectively, than in 2016." Thi...Keep on reading: France had a million fewer smokers in 2017—ministry.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Homeowner trying to kill weeds ends up burning down garage

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) --- Authorities say a homeowner trying to kill troublesome weeds with a torch has burned down his garage. The Springfield News-Sun reports Springfield Township firefighters in central Ohio were called to a home around 4 a.m. Thursday for a detached garage engulfed in flames. No one was injured. Fire officials learned the man had been trying to eliminate weeds around the garage. They're calling the blaze an accident. The destroyed garage held tools and appliances. Fire officials estimate the loss at between $10,000 and $15,000. NVG RELATED STORIES: WATCH: Dog hungry for pancakes accidentally starts fire Indiana police officers save 7 unconsc...Keep on reading: Homeowner trying to kill weeds ends up burning down garage.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018

Aging like fine wine, James shines when it matters most

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com CLEVELAND – The first 57 seconds came near the end of the third quarter, LeBron James finally heading over to the Cleveland Cavaliers’ bench after logging 35 minutes – 35:03, as long as we’re counting – of intense, frantic, backs-against-the-wall elimination basketball against the Boston Celtics in Friday's (Saturday, PHL time) Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. James took his seat with the idea of resting as much as he could, as quickly as he could. That’s about all he gets this time of year, when subbing James out of the game too often is like the Cavaliers loosening their grip on a balloon they’re blowing up but have yet to tie off. If the air went out of Cleveland’s balloon at Quicken Loans Arena, it was going to be out for months. Heck, given James’ possible departure in free agency this summer, the air might have been gone for good. “Obviously [if] I get a minute, couple minutes here per quarter, would be great. But it's not what our team is built on right now,” James said after yet another remarkable performance to keep the Cavs’ postseason alive. With what was left of the third on the game clock and how it played out, followed by the break between quarters, the Cavaliers’ star got about five minutes in real time to catch his breath. Then promptly subbed back in for the fourth. “Our team is built on me being out on the floor to be able to make plays, not only for myself but make plays for others,” James said. “It's just the way we've been playing, and we've been succeeding with it. “I was able to play 46 minutes today. I got my couple minutes, I guess.” He got another 57 seconds to be exact. They were less hurried, less nervous and absolutely earned, coming as they did at the very end. When James exited for good, his work was done. The Cavs had pushed this home-dominant series to its max, with Game 7 at Boston’s TD Garden Sunday (Monday, PHL time). James’ stats line was one of those gaudy/ordinary types he has spoiled his team and NBA fans with for so many years: 46 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. He also had three steals and one blocked shot, racing back in the third quarter to deny Boston’s greyhound guard Terry Rozier after finishing a Cavs fast break an instant before. James went down as if shot early in the fourth, his team up 89-82; teammate Larry Nance fell into the future Hall of Famer’s right leg. But after a few tentative, anxious moments both for him and the folks in the arena, James was back to moving, pivoting and launching as if nothing had happened. “I felt some pain throughout my entire right side of my ankle into my leg,” said James, who seems to go through more histrionics and drama than the average player when he gets clobbered, without enduring the same level of injury. “I was just hoping for the best, obviously, because I've seen so many different injuries, and watching basketball with that type of injury, someone fall into one's leg standing straight up.” Not long after that, though, James was draining two bak-breaking three-pointers on consecutive trips, burning young Celtics forward Jayson Tatum both times from deep on the left wing. The second sent Boston scurrying into a timeout with 1:40 to go, and had James going a little primal along that far sideline, pounding his chest and hollering out. “The love of the game causes reactions like that,” James said. “Understanding the situation and understanding the moment that you're in. It was just a feeling that you can't explain unless you've been a part of it.” James has been a part of it plenty. This was the 22nd elimination game of his career, his eighth since returning to Cleveland in 2014. He is 13-9 overall and 6-2 in this Cavs 2.0 version. His production in these win-or-go-home games is unsurpassed in NBA history. James is averaging 34.1 points, 10.8 rebounds and 7.4 assists, performing best when it matters most. That wasn’t always the case – James had some rough-shooting, high-turnover nights in elimination games early in his career. More recently, though, he’s everything you want but cannot get in a mutual fund: His past performances definitely are a guarantee of future results. “I’ve watched him play a lot of really great games, but that one’s right up there towards the top,” said Kyle Korver, Cleveland’s 37-year-old sniper. “It’s just so much heart. He wanted this game so bad. “I think he just craves those moments. He loves those moments. When the game is on the line, when the season is on the line, he’s just been rising up, and that’s what the great players do.” Iconic players like James and, before him, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant are the ones who block whole NBA generations from achieving their dreams, hoarding Finals appearances and championship rings for them and theirs only. Celtics Brad Stevens, young as he is, has had to gameplan against James’ greatness and ability to dominate three times in playoff series now. “Does that ever come into our minds? Yeah, every time we watch,” Stevens said. “Every time you're standing out there. Every time you watch him on film. Best player in the game. Special night tonight and special night in Game 4 [44 points]. I can't say enough good things about him.” At least one of James’ own teammates didn’t always feel that way. “I've been in the league for some years and ran across him on the other side and really hated his guts,” said George Hill, the former Indiana Pacers guard who never beat James in postseason basketball before joining him via trade in February. “But to have him on our side, it kind of lets me take a deep breath of fresh air. It's just something that you really can't explain what he's doing night in, night out.” The view from the Cavaliers’ side isn’t just safer, it’s illuminating for George. “Yeah, I thought the best was when he always put us out,” the veteran said. “But to actually see it when he's on your team, I can't even put it into words. Sometimes I just think, ‘How did he make that shot?’ Or ‘How did he make that move?’ Or ‘When did he see that pass?’ Just making big plays and big shots. People always list him as not a shooter, but he's making big shots down the stretch. If it's three-pointers, layups, dunks, passes, he can do it all.” James wasn’t always so complete as a player. In some of his early forays into the playoffs, critics would pounce. Passing off a potential winning shot, for example, to less-decorated teammate Donyell Marshall. Getting ousted by a savvier, saltier Celtics crew in seven games in 2008 and in six two years later. A couple years after that, though, James would return the favor with his new crew in Miami. He dropped 45 points with 15 rebounds on Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and the rest right on the hallowed parquet in Game 6, then backed it up with 31 in Game 7. Now he’s tormenting a whole new set of Celtics. “Like I said, I haven't always done it in my whole career, but I've never shied away from it,” James said. “That's either making a shot or making a play. I was taught the game the right way ever since I started playing.” So it’s talent to start, fundamentals ladled onto that and then time and experience to percolate, to ferment, to ripen James into what he is now: No one to be trifled with when there’s something to be won or to be staved off. Getting a little more introspective than usual, James talked about the maturation journey he has taken since arriving on the NBA scene still a teenager in 2003. “I've embraced a lot of situations as you grow up,” he said. “I mean, I love being a husband now. Did I embrace that at 18, 19? I don't think so. “As you get older, you just grow into more things. I didn't love wine until I was 30 years old, and now every other [social media] post is about wine, National Wine Day. So you learn and you grow and you know what's best for you as you get older. That's just all of us. I think that's what being a human being is. “At 18, I don't think I'm the same player that I am today at 33, and I shouldn't be. I'm just much more seasoned.” Fifteen seasons worth and counting, aging like all that wine. That’s the guy Boston will try to put out Sunday (Monday, PHL time). Arguably the GOAT, undeniably the BLOAT, as in Best LeBron of All Time.  Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. 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 26th, 2018

Global warming may have ‘devastating’ effects on rice — study

As carbon dioxide rises due to the burning of fossil fuels, rice will lose some of its protein and vitamin content, putting millions of people at risk of malnutrition, scientists warned on Wednesday. The change could be particularly dire in southeast Asia where rice is a major part of the daily diet, said the report in the journal Science Advances. "We are showing that global warming, climate change and particularly greenhouse gases -- carbon dioxide -- can have an impact on the nutrient content of plants we eat," said co-author Adam Drewnowski, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington. "This can have devastating effects on the rice-consuming countries where a...Keep on reading: Global warming may have ‘devastating’ effects on rice — study.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

Judoka twins outclass rivals, boost ASIAD bid

Fil-Japanese judoka twins Shugen and Keisi Nakano outclassed their rivals to share the spotlight with tanker Nicole Meah Pamintuan, who notched her fourth gold medal in the Philippine National Games at the Cebu City Sports Complex here......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Made in PH e-cigarette kills Florida man

MIAMI -- An exploding e-cigarette killed a Florida man found dead in his burning apartment, an autopsy has found. In what is believed to be the first death from a vaping pen explosion in the United States, 38-year-old Tallmadge D’Elia died when two pieces of the e-cigarette lodged themselves in….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

AFP denies torching Lumad schools in Mindanao

The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Friday dared its accusers to prove the 'preposterous and malicious allegations' that they were burning down schools for indigenous peoples or Lumads.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018