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

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

Juul’s so ‘cool,’ kids smoke it in school

  The students wait eagerly for their teachers to turn their backs. That's their cue to reach quietly for a small, sleek device they can easily conceal in their palms. It resembles a flash drive, but instead of computer files, this device stores nicotine. They take a hit, sucking on the device as they would a cigarette. Then, "they blow into their backpacks ... or into their sweater when the teacher isn't looking," said Elijah Luna, 16, a sophomore at Vista del Lago High School in Folsom, California, about 30 miles east of Sacramento. The vapor cloud is so small and dissipates so quickly that teachers are usually none the wiser, said Luna, who added he's never tried ...Keep on reading: Juul’s so ‘cool,’ kids smoke it in school.....»»

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Fire out at Manila Pavilion after 25 hours

MANILA, Philippines – After 25 hours of facing flames and smoke at the Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino , firefighters have declared "fire out," signaling the end of an inferno that killed at least 5 and injured 24. Flames broke out in the hotel at around 9:30 am on Sunday, March 18, generating ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

LOOK | Fire fighters cheat death at roofdeck of burning Pavilion Hotel

The dangers that fire fighters face came close to home Sunday when several of them were trapped at the roofdeck of the burning Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino in Ermita, requiring their rescue by their colleagues......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Do you have the guts to make your idea happen?

MANILA, Philippines – If you work in marketing or advertising, you know that making things happen doesn’t just require big ideas. You also need to throw in a healthy dose of adventure. Anselmo Ramos, the mastermind behind viral campaigns such as Burger King's "Burning Stores" , Dove's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

All for a good night’s sleep

  In line with World Sleep Day, a day celebrated in the UK when people sleep the entire day every March 16, Neal's Yard Remedies launched its latest collection that not only helps with deeper sleep, but also helps balance one's mood. As I entered Grace Park for an intimate brunch hosted by the all-natural brand that flew in expert Gloria Yuan, the calming smell of candles filled the room. Gloria explained the benefits of each new product, filling us in on where or when each was best to use. She first explained how the organic, handmade candles had a lower melting point compared to hard petroleum ones that tend to emit black smoke, which releases toxins that stick to clo...Keep on reading: All for a good night’s sleep.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

San Francisco embraces Amsterdam-style marijuana lounges

  SAN FRANCISCO --- The smoke was thick and business brisk at the Barbary Coast Dispensary's marijuana smoking lounge, a darkened room that resembles a steakhouse or upscale sports tavern with its red leather seats, deep booths with high dividers, and hardwood floors.   "There's nothing like this in Jersey," said grinning Atlantic City resident Rick Thompson, getting high with his cousins in San Francisco.   In fact, there's nothing like the Barbary Coast lounge almost anywhere in the United States, a conundrum confronting many marijuana enthusiasts who find it increasingly easy to buy pot but harder to find legal places to smoke it.   Only Ca...Keep on reading: San Francisco embraces Amsterdam-style marijuana lounges.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

The UP Shopping Center

The suffocating smell of a burnt building pervaded the air. There’s a pungent odor of smoke, ash, soot, burnt electrical wires and all......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Trump sharpens trade row, threatening to tax German cars

US President Donald Trump has singled out Europe in a billowing trade row, threatening to tax German cars if the European Union doesn’t lower barriers to US products. #BeFullyInformed Trump sharpens trade row, threatening to tax German cars US President Donald Trump has singled out Europe in a billowing trade row, threatening to tax German… link: Trump sharpens trade row, threatening to tax German cars.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Alleged rebel tied to soldier’s slay nabbed in Bataan

CAMP OLIVAS, PAMPANGA-A suspected member of the New People's Army (NPA) has been arrested, 13 years after he was implicated in the 2005 burning of a bus and in the killing of a Philippine Army troop, the Central Luzon police reportedon Thursday(Mar. 8). Danilo Caragay was caught on March 7 in his house in Barangay (village) Salian at Abucay town in Bataan province, on the strength of arrest warrants for frustrated homicide and murder. He is now detained at the Abucay police jail. Caragay, 52, used to head a squad of the NPA in Pampanga, police claimed. He was the primary suspect in the burning of a Bataan Transit bus and for killing Sgt. Marcial Francisco of the 24th Infantry Batta...Keep on reading: Alleged rebel tied to soldier’s slay nabbed in Bataan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

Real Madrid beats PSG 2-1 to reach Champions League quarters

By Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain's dream of joining Europe's elite with a Champions League trophy will have to wait another season, as Real Madrid delivered a brutal reality check by cruising through to the quarterfinals with a 2-1 win on Tuesday night. Cristiano Ronaldo's powerful header — his 12th goal of the competition — and a deflected effort from midfielder Casemiro either side of a close-range finish from PSG's Edinson Cavani sent Madrid through 5-2 on aggregate. Peaking at the right time, Madrid can be confident of challenging for a third straight title and 13th overall. PSG still has not reached the semifinals since its lone appearance in 1995. PSG's ambitious club motto of "Dream Bigger" should perhaps now be revised. On this evidence, and last season's humiliation at the hands of Barcelona, PSG remains a club more hopeful than convincing. Despite huge investment from cash-rich Qatari owners QSI since 2011, PSG has not been past the quarterfinals in that time. "We needed our heads and our hearts today. But we didn't have both, we didn't play as well as Real Madrid," dejected PSG coach Unai Emery said. "Madrid deserved to go through. I think they controlled 60 percent of the game and we didn't do enough with the 40 percent we had. Losing to Real Madrid itself isn't a disappointment, but being knocked out in the last 16 is." Trailing 3-1 from the first leg, PSG's fragile defense crumbled and its attack offered little threat without the injured Neymar. The biggest bang from this PSG side was from the fireworks constantly let off by a section of fans behind one goal. Cavani's goal gave PSG some hope with 20 minutes left. But with midfielder Marco Verratti already sent off, scoring two more to force extra time was beyond a lackluster PSG side. Instead, midfielder Casemiro's deflected shot looped past stranded goalkeeper Alphonse Areola in the 80th. He was gifted the ball after midfielder Adrien Rabiot dealt poorly with Lucas Vazquez's cross. To compound a miserable night for PSG fans, who so badly want to believe this side can conquer Europe, Verratti showed terrible composure to in getting sent off midway through the second half. He got a second yellow card, having protested vehemently with referee Felix Brych after not getting a free kick. "Our fans got behind us, I apologize to them," Rabiot said. "We tried but we couldn't do it." Ronaldo had already done his usual damage. The Champions League's all-time leading scorer was given far too much space and leapt triumphantly to beat Areola with a downward header in the 51st minute. He had netted twice in the first leg. Ronaldo is hitting top form at a crucial time and has scored in nine Champions League games in a row, matching Ruud van Nistelrooy's record. This was a huge test for a PSG side desperate to prove it belongs among Europe's elite, especially after spectacularly failing last year — becoming the first team eliminated after winning the first leg 4-0. Barcelona won the return 6-1. "Maybe tonight they weren't so good, but it's also because we played very well," Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. "Obviously it became harder for them when we scored the second goal." In the night's other match, five-time champion Liverpool eased into the last eight, drawing 0-0 at home to two-time winner Porto after winning the away leg 5-0. The atmosphere was electric at Parc des Princes in Paris, with thick smoke engulfing the stadium a pre-match pyrotechnics were set off. PSG's exuberant fans were asked to "stop letting off flares" over the stadium loud speaker just after the interval. This was all part of a concerted effort to motivate the players. The club's communications department had released a video, urging fans to rally behind the team seemingly as a matter of urgency for the city itself. Neymar also posted a video on Twitter, with the words "Vous allez le Faire" (You will do it). Banners around the ground encouraged the team and some fans had already taken matters into their own hands. Late into the night before the game, a small group of PSG Ultras let off bangers, chanted "Paris" and banged a drum outside the Real Madrid team hotel. But all this bluster seemed more like bluff. After a fairly even first half, Ronaldo headed wide early in the second half — a warning sign. Moments later he headed home Vazquez's pinpoint cross from the left after a quick break down the left from the impressive Marco Asensio, astutely selected ahead of Gareth Bale by Zidane. "Tactically we played the right way, we believe in what we're doing," Zidane said. "We closed them down high up the pitch." Madrid could have had further goals breaking forward on counterattacks, with Asensio and Ronaldo hitting the post......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

PhD student sets up crowdfunding, donates over 1,000 books to rebuild Mosul library destroyed by ISIS

Makram Alkhaled left Mosul, Iraq in September 2013 to pursue a PhD scholarship in the University of Manchester in England. It was in the following year of June 2014 when ISIS fighters took over his home city Mosul. This led to tens of thousands of deaths, and the destruction and burning of homes and millions of books from libraries, which led to the fall of the great city. The library of the University of Mosul was one of many that was destroyed, now just a broken shell of its former glory as a product of war. While Mosul has since been liberated from the wrath of the ISIS fighters back in 2017 by Iraqi security forces with the support of the international coalition, there is still mu...Keep on reading: PhD student sets up crowdfunding, donates over 1,000 books to rebuild Mosul library destroyed by ISIS.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018

[OPINION] Protests remind us that we can do better

No administration is immune from student protests. Every now and then, our news feeds are filled with images of students from Santa Mesa burning chairs to protest tuition hikes, activists from Diliman burning effigies and protesters from the university belt resisting the burial of a dictator in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018

2 tanker trucks nagbanggaan sa Batangas, 10K litro ng diesel tumagas sa kalsada

BATANGAS City, Batangas -- Dalawang tanker trucks ang nagkabanggaan sa Bgy. Libjo D’ Hope bandang alas-4:15 ng madaling araw noong February 28 at nagdulot ito ng malubhang trapik sa lugar, ayon kay Batangas PIO chief Liza Perez de los Reyes. Ayon kay Glenn Salazar ng Batangas City Bureau of Fire….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

Gov t launches chatbot for reporting dilapidated, smoke-belching PUVs

MANILA, Philippines – Saw a smoke-belching public utility vehicle (PUV) on the road? You can now report it to government officials online. Transportation officials launched a reporting chatbot on Facebook for traffic violations on Tuesday, February 26. Dubbed as "Sumbong Bulok, Sumbong Usok," the platform is available on Inter-Agency Council for Traffic's (iACT) Facebook page ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

Gov’t launches ‘Sumbong bulok, sumbong usok’ hotline

MANILA, Philippines — The government yesterday launched a digital platform where the public can report smoke-belching vehicles and other traffic violations......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

Japan reports fresh suspected North Korea sanctions breach

TOKYO, Japan – Japan has reported a fresh suspected sanctions violation by Pyongyang to the UN after spotting an apparent cargo transfer involving a North Korean tanker, the Japanese foreign ministry said Tuesday, February 27. The statement came after US President Donald Trump rolled out what he called the "heaviest sanctions ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018