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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

Indoor Digitization Could Help Transform Lives in the Philippines

Always ON Communication is a Basic Security and Social Need. Communication has been present since the beginning of humanity and played an important part in human history development in relation to spreading knowledge and information. In ancient times, people communicate through simple language, paintings, smoke signals and etc. Technology has brought forward a fundamental change to our communication medium and methods. Smartphones are now a staple, and apps like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, Viber, and others have further disrupted the way we do things, allowing us to communicate, work, play and go about our daily routine. Always ON Communication, as with water and elect...Keep on reading: Indoor Digitization Could Help Transform Lives in the Philippines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

Clashes on Champs-Elysees as French protesters rage against taxes

PARIS, France – Anti-government protesters clashed with French police on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Saturday, November 24 leaving the area cloaked in tear gas and smoke from fires on a fresh day of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. Demonstrators wearing the yellow, high-visibility vests that symbolize their movement ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

Contractor offers bounty to catch suspects in equipment burning

By: Felipe V. Celino ROXAS CITY, Capiz – A P200,000 reward awaits anyone who can lead authorities to the persons who burned heavy equipment pieces of a construction firm. Cherry Yap of CLY ABC Builders, a contractor of several road projects in Capiz, offered the reward. Yap said she will give P200,000 to informants who can […] The post Contractor offers bounty to catch suspects in equipment burning appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

The lowdown on lung cancer

This month is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and we are being reminded to be mindful of our health — taking in fresh air, avoiding exposure to polluted areas like where smoke-belching buses and jeepneys abound, and breathing in and breathing out properly......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

Celebrities take on planned ‘dirty’ coal power plant project in La Union

Actor Jericho Rosales appealed to the public to sign an online petition to stop the construction of a coal-fired power plant (CFPP) in the town of Luna in the province of La Union. Rosales wrote on Instagram about the harmful effects of having a coal-fired power plant near residential and coastal areas. Burning coal releases […] The post Celebrities take on planned ‘dirty’ coal power plant project in La Union appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Canada rig accident spills 250,000 liters of oil into Atlantic

Montreal, Canada -- A surveillance aircraft and six ships were dispatched Monday to assess a spill of 250,000 liters of oil from a drilling platform off Canada's Atlantic coast, officials said.   The spill occurred Friday when workers noticed "a loss of pressure on an underwater line" connecting the South White Rose platform and Husky Energy's Sea Rose tanker, 350 kilometers southeast of St. John's, Newfoundland, according to a government watchdog.   A flight Monday morning found "no visible sheen" on the water, the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB) said in a series of Twitter messages.   "Four oiled seabirds" were spotted and a wildli...Keep on reading: Canada rig accident spills 250,000 liters of oil into Atlantic.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Filipinos among thousands who lost homes in California fire

LOS ANGELES -- The Camp Fire in Northern California became the deadliest wildfire in the U.S. in a century, burning through 141,000 acres and leaving about 9,700 homes destroyed as of Friday, Nov. 16. Filipino families were among the people who lost their homes. As of Friday, more than 600 people were reported missing as the death toll rose to 63, making it also the deadliest and most destructive in state's history, according to various sources. In the now consumed wood town of Paradise and the half- scorched town of Magalia, a close-knit community of roughly 30 Filipino families are now without homes and face challenges of finding new places to stay and figuring out what their...Keep on reading: Filipinos among thousands who lost homes in California fire.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

PMFTC may eventually stop sale of cigarettes

PMFTC, the country’s biggest cigarette maker, is making a bold move of embracing a smoke-free future where smokers are envisioned to eventually abandon cigarettes and instead shift to alternatives......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

A good menu spoiled

After Magnolia kicked two-time champion Ginebra San Miguel out of its throne the other day, Alaska knew it had to do its part in spoiling what was an expected ending to the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup. Prior to the conference, a Ginebra-Meralco trilogy was seen as imminent When the semifinals smoke cleared, the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 18th, 2018

Activists board ship off Spain in palm oil protest – Greenpeace

BARCELONA, Spain – Greenpeace said Saturday, November 17 6 of its activists boarded a tanker off Spain loaded with "dirty" palm oil to protest against a nature-damaging commodity found in everything from soap to biscuits. The activists, from countries including Indonesia, the scene of mass deforestation for palm oil plantations, were held by the captain of the ship ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2018

Snoop Dogg taunts Trump by smoking marijuana outside White House

American rapper Snoop Dogg took the unorthodox route when it came to protesting against US President Donald Trump. He recently told his fans on social media that he had an urge to get up and go to the White House. The video was shared on Instagram last Nov. 8 and showed the rapper inside his house, contemplating whether he should go there to smoke weed or not. "What would a dog do? Pee on a tree? Sh*t on a lawn? Perhaps smoke a blunt," Snoop Dogg said in the video. "Should I do it? Should I do it? If 20,000 motherf*ckers hit this like button in less than 3 minutes then I'm gonna go to the White House to do it." 20,000 likes, though, was a measly number for Snoop Dogg, who had o...Keep on reading: Snoop Dogg taunts Trump by smoking marijuana outside White House.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

JUUL e-cigarette maker aims to curb youth appeal

WASHINGTON, USA – E-cigarette maker JUUL announced Tuesday, November 14, it is suspending in-store sales of various flavored products and scrapping its social media presence in a bid to curb the popular device's youth appeal. "We don't want anyone who doesn't smoke, or already use nicotine, to use JUUL products," CEO ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Cali wildfire sets grim new record

PARADISE — The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape. In some cases, there were only charred fragments of bone, so small that coroner’s investigators used a wire […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Norwegian frigate sinks after it was rammed by tanker

COPENHAGEN, Denmark --- One of Norway's Navy frigates has almost completely gone under water after an oil tanker rammed into it last week and tore a large hole in its side, authorities said Tuesday. Rear Adm. Nils Andreas Stensoenes, the head of Norway's navy, said several of the wires used to stabilize the KNM Helge Instad snapped Tuesday, causing the vessel to sink further into the fjord. Only the top of the frigate with its radar and antennas remained above the waterline. The 134-meter frigate began listing heavily after a Maltese-flagged oil tanker collided with it Thursday in a harbor in Sture, north of Bergen. Its 137 crew were evacuated and eight people onboard were i...Keep on reading: Norwegian frigate sinks after it was rammed by tanker.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Imelda at 89 is too old to be arrested?

For everyone’s guidance, the authorities should give a clear answer to the burning question: At what age, if ever, is a suspected or convicted criminal exempted from arrest?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Girl, 5, killed in fire

A FIVE-YEAR-OLD girl was killed after a fire razed their house in Lambunao, Iloilo, morning of Nov. 12, 2018. Reza Alogon, who was suffering from poliomyelitis or polio (infantile paralysis), failed to get out of their burning house. Initial reports indicated that the victim’s grandmother, Enriqueta Alagon, was cooking a meal at their makeshift kitchen […] The post Girl, 5, killed in fire appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Fierce winds expected to fan California s deadly wildfires | News

Fierce, dry winds were expected to fan the flames of deadly wildfires burning in California on Monday, heightening the risk of fresh blazes from scattered embers and making driving conditions difficul.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Dagger Dan Arches wills Mapua to winner-take-all vs LSGH in NCAA 94

Mapua High School and College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills will figure in another winner-take-all matchup now in the NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Dan Arches made sure of that, putting the Red Robins on his back over the defending champion Junior Blazers, 85-76, on Monday at the MOA Arena. The graduating guard scored 19 points, including six straight in the run that effectively turned the tides in favor of his team. “Si Dan naman, siya na talaga magli-lead ngayong wala si Clint,” head coach Randy Alcantara, referring to main man Clint Escamis who did not play still due to his ailing left knee. Mapua trailed, 36-39, late in the second quarter after Lennox Valenzuela drew unsportsmanlike and technical fouls from them. It was at that point, though, that Arches settled down the troops before burning Valenzuela with three baskets in a row to put his squad on top, 42-39, at halftime. That was just the wakeup call that that the Red Robins needed to impose their will in what was a must-win matchup for them following a loss in Game 1. “Sinabi ko lang talaga sa kanila na natalo tayo ng Game 1, pero hindi pa sila champion. Kailangan lang nating makuha ‘tong Game 2 kahit gaano kahirap,” coach Randy said. Briedyn Smith, Jonnel Policarpio, and Paolo Hernanez only joined in on the fun in the third and got together for an 11-3 run that increased their advantage to 70-61 in the middle of the quarter. In the end, Arches had 22 points and five rebounds while Policarpio and Hernandez both had double-doubles with the former having 14 markers and 14 boards and the latter having 13 points and 10 rebounds. Thanks to them, Mapua is now one win away from a second championship in the last three years. Arches and company try to do that in the winner-take-all Game 3 on Thursday. Of course, CSB-LSGH would also be going all-out for what would be their own back-to-back titles. Joel Cagulangan topped the scoring column for them in this one with 17 points, but hard to work for all of those, just shooting 4-of-17. Inand Fornilos also had a 13-point, 12-rebound double-double. They would need much more from Joshua David, however, who had a substandard game with just five points in 1-of-15 shooting. BOX SCORES MAPUA 85 – Arches 22, Policarpio 14, Hernandez 13, Mariano 11, Smith 8, Sarias 6, Lazarte 3, Fransman 3, Quimado 2, Dennison 2, Diaz 1. CSB-LSGH 76 – Cagulangan 17, Fornilos 13, Sangco 13, Valenzuela 13, David 5, Lepalam 4, Palencia 4, Calimag 4, Mosqueda 3, Morales 0, Lao 0. QUARTER SCORES: 20-25, 42-39, 59-56, 85-76. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

James scores 25 as Lakers use defense to top Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. --- Smoke from the raging Northern California wildfires seeped into the Golden 1 Center, giving LeBron James a headache and leading Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton to shorten his players' stints on the court. But the haze did little to slow James and the Lakers, who used their best defensive effort of the year to earn a 101-86 win Saturday night against the Sacramento Kings, lifting Los Angeles to .500 (6-6) for the first time this season. James scored 25 points and recently signed Tyson Chandler had 12 rebounds for the Lakers, who began the season with three straight losses but now have won four of their last five. The Lakers held the Kings, who ente...Keep on reading: James scores 25 as Lakers use defense to top Kings.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

‘Let there be spaces in your togetherness’

On our last Sunday in Australia, we went to the town of Pokolbin in Hunter Valley, a rural area north of Sydney known for its many wineries. It was a scenic two-hour drive. We arrived at almost noon, checked in at our hotel, had lunch and got ready for the wedding of a grandniece. Nicole and Andrew were married in Peppers Creek Chapel, a simple wooden structure in the middle of a vast vineyard. The bride was gorgeous in a form-fitting white lace gown, her veil billowing in the cool late spring breeze that blew all evening, making it necessary for us to either bundle up or have a second or third glass of bubbly. The little chapel was filled to capacity with about a hundred gue...Keep on reading: ‘Let there be spaces in your togetherness’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018